Saturday, November 19, 2011

Exeter-Milligan Update: NMEA Children's All-State Choir

Caitlin Murphy, a fourth grader at Exeter-Milligan Elementary School, was a part of the 350-member NMEA (Nebraska Music Educators Association) All-State Children's Choir on Thursday, November 17, 2011.  The students rehearsed at the Cornhusker Hotel all day and presented a 4:30 concert in the packed Lied Center.  John Jacobson, a well-known composer and choreographer, led the large group of students.  The Children's All-State Choir was a first for Nebraska and was organized in celebration of NMEA's 75th Anniversary. Pictured is Caitlin Murphy with the director, John Jacobson.

Friday, November 18, 2011

Exeter-Milligan Update: FCCLA Projects

Exeter-Milligan FCCLA Chapter members conducted a “Trick Or Treat, So That Others May Eat”, food drive to help Blue Valley Food Pantry stock their shelves for the holidays ahead.  Through the generosity of the communities of Milligan and Exeter, our FCCLA chapter was able to collect a large variety of nonperishable food items.  Thank you so much to those who contributed to this community service project.  The FCCLA members
who participated in this event were:  L to R:  Taylor Erdkamp, Maitlyn Thomsen, Meredith Emshoff, Megan Waldron, Toni Bossaller, Erica Yound, Haylee Sheffield, Deidre Stevens.

Next upcoming event will be hosting a dessert luncheon for the One-Act Play, “The Insanity of Mary Girard” on Sunday, November 6th at 2 p.m. in the Exeter-Milligan Gym.

December will bring a “mitten and hat tree” for needy. This project will ensure those who need warm accessories for the winter months will be able to have something warm. 

STAR projects:  Students Taking Action for Recognition are underway and members who participate in this competition event are busy creating a catching project title, completing their planning process sheet, doing research and thinking about how they will present their information.  Competition for this event at the District level will be held in Davenport on Jan. 25th with Exeter-Milligan as hosts.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Exeter-Milligan Softball Honors

Congratulations to Exeter-Milligan/Fillmore Central Softball Team Members for the following honors:

Elly Korbelik - 2nd Team SNC Infield, Honorable Mention All-Tribune, Honorable Mention All-State JournalStar and Omaha World Herald.
Elly was fourth in the York News Times Area for Home Runs, led the area in doubles with 12
Logan Zeleny - 1st Team SNC Infield, 1st Team All-Tribune, 1st Team All-State JournalStar, 1st Team All State Omaha World Herald.
Logan was first in the York News Times Area for RBI's and third in Home Runs.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Exeter Veteran's Day Program

Cub Scouts Alec Schlueter (left) and Braden Capek (ready) get ready to carry in the flags at the Exeter Veterans Day Program.

Exeter-Milligan Senior Becca Vossler welcomed the crowd at the Exeter Veteran's Day Program.

The Exeter-Milligan Junior High Choir sang Wednesday at the Exeter Veteran's Day Program.
The Exeter-Milligan band performed "The Star Spangled Banner" at the Veteran's Day Program on Wednesday.

Tim Wilbeck spoke at the Exeter Veteran's Day Program.

The Exeter-Milligan High School Choir from the left Meghan Miller, Kimberlin Ruhl and Ashley Miller.

Exeter-Milligan senior Claire White closed the Veteran's Day Program.

Exeter remembered their Veterans with a program on Wednesday at the Exeter-Milligan school.  
After a welcome by Becca Vossler, flags presented by Exeter Cub Scout Pack 218 and the Exeter-Milligan Band performing the "Star Spangled Banner" and "The Sentry Boy," Wilbeck spoke to the large crowd.
  "Our biggest national debt is that which Americans owe to their Veterans," explained Tim Wilbeck at the Exeter Veteran's Day Program on Wednesday.
Wilbeck emphasized the debt that Americans owe for their freedom and not only the sacrifices that our veterans have made, but also those that their spouses and families have experienced.
"It is not in the nature of American warriors to complain. . .warriors finish the task," explained Wilbeck while encouraging the crowd to be proactive in helping veterans. He spoke of the organizations that are available to help our veterans but other ways that community members can support veterans. 
"Tell a veteran thank you.  There are other ways to say thank you, take pride in your community, honor and respect your neighbors, show support for veterans or hire a veteran," explained Wilbeck.
Noting the prevalence of homelessness among our veterans, Wilbeck encouraged us to do better, "Vet's don't ask for much, it's a drop in the bucket compared to the human and financial cost of war."
Wilbeck quoted George Washington in the treatment of veterans, "The willingness of young people to serve is directly proportional to how veterans will be treated."
Wilbeck went on to say that if we treat veterans half as well as they have served us, no amount of money can adequately repay them for what they have done, "They have given us freedom and security, we are the greatest nation on earth, we must appreciate them."
Under the direction of Mrs. Angie Murphy the Junior High Choir performed "My America" before the program was closed by Exeter-Milligan Senior Claire White.