Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Exeter-Milligan Students Working on Eagle Scout Projects

Two Exeter-Milligan High School seniors, Cody Soukup and Landon Rhodes, have been faithfully working on their Eagle Scout projects.  Cody has been working on a cement project at the Cordova Cemetery while Landon has been pouring new sidewalks at the United Methodist Church in Exeter.  Friday morning found many of the members of their troop, Troop 359 out of Cordova, pouring the new sidewalks.  
Other members of Troop 359 help with the project.  They are pictured from the far left, Jack Dinneen, Kirby Soukup, Spencer Papik and Cody Soukup (far right) who has also been working on his Eagle project.
Landon Rhodes, Exeter-Milligan senior, took on the uneven sidewalks at the United Methodist Church as his Eagle project.

Grandparent's Day Celebrated by Exeter-Milligan First Graders

Exeter-Milligan First Graders celebrated Grandparent's Day on Friday inviting their grandparents to a program in the afternoon.  The sang several songs and performed two short plays before presenting their grandparents with pictures of themselves, showing them their classroom and having their picture made with their grandparents. Their teacher is Mrs. Sharon Lott. Pictured performing a song from the left are Briana Capek, Alivia Hartmann, Alec Schlueter, Kole Svec, Rebecca Krupicka, Katelyn Babula, Cameran Jansky, Olivia Poppert, Braden Capek and Emma Olsen.
Casey Underwood, far left, plays "The Miller" in the "Little Red Hen" with from the left Peyton Pribyl and Alec Schlueter his kernels of wheat, Ben Bartu is the mouse with Braden Capek as the dog as Exeter-Milligan Kindergarteners performed "The Little Red Hen."

Careers in Fillmore County Day held at Exeter-Milligan

Fillmore Central and Exeter-Milligan juniors and seniors gathered in the Exeter-Milligan gym Wednesday morning at the start of the Careers in Fillmore County Day.
Kenton Moore, a 2005 Exeter-Milligan graduate who has chosen to return to Fillmore County to work explained to Fillmore Central and Exeter-Milligan students the opportunities in the construction field in the county at the Careers in Fillmore County Day.
Exeter-Milligan and Fillmore Central High School students were given an opportunity on Wednesday morning to explore their possible employment future in Fillmore County.
The annual Careers in Fillmore County Day was held in Exeter with presentations by many Fillmore County employers.
Students could choose three presentations from six areas to attend.  The areas were Construction and Drilling, Ethanol, Implement Dealership and Crop Consulting, Investments, Finance and Insurance, Medical and Nursing, Computers, Cosmetology and Corrections and Car Dealership, Manufacturing and Trucking.
The Fillmore County Development Corporation (FCDC) sponsors the event, calling on the businesses in the county to meet with the students and share about opportunities in the county.  The business members are paired with Fillmore County Development Corporation Board Members who introduce the business representatives and help answer questions.
FCDC Director Patt Lentfer coordinates the project and states that the "goal of the project is to let students know that there are job opportunities in Fillmore County and encourage them to come back."
An estimated 127 students attended the event. This career day is unlike the usual career day in that it "highlights opportunities that are available in their own community," said Lentfer.
During the session on Investments, Finance and Insurance, First National Bank in Exeter President Alan Emshoff encouraged the students to "Open your minds to jobs and opportunities in Fillmore County.  You probably aren't thinking about coming back to Fillmore County but there is always a place for you here."
This year two Exeter-Milligan graduates came back to the event as representatives of local businesses.  Kenton Moore, a 2005 Exeter-Milligan graduate, spoke on behalf of Horizontal Boring and Tunneling, Inc. and Wade Sluka, a 2007 Exeter-Milligan graduate, represented Geneva Implement.
After attending their chosen three sessions the students were served lunch courtesy of the FCDC by the Exeter-Milligan FCCLA.