Thursday, April 18, 2013

Exeter-Milligan Updates: Congratulations to FCCLA Presenters

CONGRATULATIONS to EMHS FCCLA State STAR competitors.  MEgan Waldron and Erica Yound - Silver MEdal, National Programs of Action - Speak for the Silent, Stand for the Broken.  Meredith Emshoff - Silver Medal, Focus on Children - The Struggling Child, Hannah Horne - Silver Medal, Family Challenges and Issues - Who Helps Who?

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Exeter-Milligan Junior/Senior High Spring Concert

If you were in the Exeter-Milligan gymnasium on the evening of Monday, April 15th you were treated to an excellent hour of music by the Exeter-Milligan Junior High and High School performers.

The Junior High Choir opened the concert with “I’se The B’y” followed by “The Journey” and the fast-paced “Cripple Creek.”

The Junior High Band performed next playing “March of the Irish Guard,” and “Legend of the Eagles.”

After the Junior High took their seats, the High School Women’s Ensemble performed a beautiful rendition of “The Violet” before they were joined by selected 7th and 8th grade girls to harmonize in “Keep Your Lamps Trimmed and Burnin’.”

The High School Band took the stage next with the first performance from the saxophone quintet Jennifer Pribyl, Devin Sheffield, Toni Bossaller, Erica Yound and Madison Horne. 

Then the crowd was treated to vocals as the Girls Trio of Ashley Miller, Kimberlin Ruhl and Meghan Miller performed “Annabel Lee,” and were accompanied by Exeter-Milligan alum Jessica Ruhl.

The percussion ensemble, Meredith Emshoff, Janey Due, Jack Dinneen, Taylor Erdkamp, Elliot Erdkamp and Megan Waldron performed “Trepak” from the Nutcracker Suite.  

The Senior High Band previewed the two numbers that they will be playing for the upcoming district music contest, “Circus Bee” and a riveting rendition of “Bridgeview Overture.”

To end the main part of the concert the Junior High Band joined the Senior High Band and together they played “Bluin’ the Blues” and “City of Lights.”

After the concert was over the crowd was invited to the band room to hear many of the solos and groups perform their pieces for this week’s District music contest.  Before the concert, the Exeter-Milligan Arts Boosters treated the students to a pizza supper.

Devin Sheffield to represent Exeter American Legion at Cornhusker Boys' State

Devin Sheffield of Exeter-Milligan High School sponsored by Wm Sullivan Post 218, Exeter, will join nearly 400 other high school juniors from across Nebraska participating in the American Legion Cornhusker Boys State, June 2-8, 2013 UNL. 

Devin is the son of Paul and Karla Sheffield.  He participates in Football, Basketball, golf, FFA and band.  He is the Junior class president.  Devin is also a member of the Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church and participates in Lyons.    

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Brandt attends GFWC Sophomore Pilgrimage

Jordyn Brandt of Exeter-Milligan High School attended the 29th Annual Sophomore Pilgrimage at the State Capitol on April 9th. She was sponsored by the Exeter G. F. W. C.  45 Sophomores attended representing 29 schools in 18 legislative districts. The students spent the day learning about our state government. First, the group met in the Warner Legislative Chamber where brief speeches were given by Gov. Dave Heineman, Attorney General Jon Bruning, State Auditor Mike Foley, Sec. of State John Gale, and State Treasurer Don Stenberg, describing the duties of their offices. They also learned about the duties of legislative pages and the process to apply to become a page. The students spent the remainder of the morning observing the State Legislature as they debated and voted on a bill. Lunch was served at the Governor's Mansion where the students were joined by their State Senators, and they had the opportunity to ask them questions. Following lunch, the students learned about the Supreme Court and the judicial system. The remainder of the afternoon was spent touring the Capitol.

Monday, April 15, 2013

Exeter-Milligan Update: Old Time Radio Show Rescheduled

Exeter-Milligan Band Director Mrs. Angie Murphy shares: The Old Time Radio Show was postponed to Wednesday, April 17th due to the weather.  The Exeter-Milligan 5th & 6th grade band members will perform at 11 a.m.  Go to and find the link to watch the performance live online or listen to 1370 am.

Exeter-Milligan Update: Construction Class Projects

Construction Class Projects by Dean Filipi, Exeter-Milligan Industrial Arts Instructor

Students in Mr. Dean Filipi’s construction class have been busy trying to wrap up their projects before the end of the year. 

Ticket booth pic
Garrett Pribyl and Alex Benorden are ready to take tickets at the ticket booth they built for the Milligan Q125 celebration.

Trailer Pic:
Nolan White, Robert Harre and Preston Motis stand behind the trailer they are building.