Saturday, September 27, 2014

Exeter-Milligan Update: Second Grade Library Time

The 2nd graders at Exeter-Milligan are enjoying the author videos before the Scholastic Book Fair comes to the Exeter Site Elementary on September 23 & 24.  Lisa Soukup, E-M Media Specialist, has been showing the videos to get the students "pumped" for the book fair.

Friday, September 26, 2014

Exeter-Milligan Booster Club Tailgate Tonight

The Exeter-Milligan Booster Club will host their tailgate at tonight's game versus Giltner.  Come get a burger meal starting at 6 p.m. in Milligan and support the Booster Club

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Exeter-Milligan Alum's Among UNL Homecoming Candidates

Chelsea Kubicek, Shane Manning, Kelsey Moore
 Courtesy Photo - Chelsea Kubicek of Friend, Shane Manning of Fairmont and Kelsey Moore of Exeter have all been selected for UNL’s Homecoming Court. The Homecoming Court will be presented and King and Queen announced during the Nebraska vs. Illinois game on Saturday, Sept. 27.

LINCOLN — Three local students,Shane Manning of Burress, Kelsey Moore of Exeter and Chelsea Kubicek of Friend have been selected for the University of Nebraska-Lincoln homecoming court. 
The homecoming court will be presented and the King and Queen will be announced at halftime of the homecoming game against Illinois on Saturday, Sept. 27 at 8 p.m. at Memorial Stadium in Lincoln.   Parents of these students are Richard and Mary Kubicek of Friend; Don and Joan Manning of Fairmont and Brent and Lori  Moore of Exeter.      
Chelsea graduated from Friend Public Schools while Shane Manning and Kelsey Moore both graduated from Exeter-Milligan Public Schools.  Students are selected for the homecoming court based on academic excellence and their participation on and off campus.
The students were required to write essays about their college involvement; how they have made a difference and how they have personally grown from that involvement. They were also interviewed by a group which consisted of college staff and student representatives. The student body then votes for the king and queen.  
Chelsea is a UCARE research assistant. She is serving as an interviewer and Senior Counselor for the Nebraska Human Resource Institute. She is a Regent’s scholar and currently a member and Vice-President of Mortar Board (a Senior National Honor Society). She is a Bible study leader for the Fellowship of Catholic University Students. She has been on Dean’s List for eight semesters.
Chelsea is a member of ASUN, UNL’s student government organization, and served as a Senator of this organization for one year. She is a member of the Delta Gamma Sorority and is currently serving as the Vice President and previously served as the Foundation Chair. Chelsea has worked as a Memorial Stadium suite host, an Applied Behavioral Analysis therapist to aid children with autism, and as a Conference Assistant for UNL housing.   
Chelsea is also serving as a Dance Marathon Family Representative, and she is a member of the College of Education and Human Sciences Student Advisory Board. Chelsea will graduate in May 2015 with a Bachelor degree in Speech-Language Pathology.   She then plans to attend graduate school to pursue a Master’s degree in this field.  
Kelsey has worked for UNL in New Student Enrollment (NSE) for two years. In 2012, she was a NSE Orientation Leader that welcomed new students to UNL. In 2013, she served as a NSE programmer and planned the Big Red Welcome Street Festival, where over 5,000 students attended and more than 350 student organizations and businesses participated. In the upcoming year, she will serve as NSE staffing specialist. Kelsey has also worked as an Assistant Admissions Counselor; Memorial Stadium suite host and as an Assistant to the Memorial Stadium suite staff coordinator.   Kelsey is a member of Chi Omega Sorority and has served on the Sisterhood Support team that helps educate new members, as Campus Activities chair, and is currently serving as President.
She has also been a member of the College of Business Administration (CBA) Student Ambassadors; served on a CBA search committee to hire an academic adviser; served as a Family Representative and Morale Captain for Dance Marathon; is a member of the student organization, Small Moments In Life Everyday (SMILE); and has been on the Dean’s List for five semesters. Kelsey is a Regent’s scholar and is in the UNL Honors program. She is a member of Mortar Board (a Senior National Honor Society) where she is also serving as a Homecoming Float Chair. Kelsey will graduate in May 2014 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration (BSBA) in Management.
Shane worked as a Product Design Intern for John Deere of Cedar Falls, Iowa during the summer of 2014; while the prior summer of 2013, he was a Product Support Intern for John Deere.  Shane has been involved in ASUN, UNL’s student government organization, and served as a Senator from the College of Engineering in 2013-2014.
Shane is a member of the College of Engineering Student Advisory Board and served as Vice-President in 2013-2014 and a Committee Chairperson in 2012-2013. He has served on the Board of Directors for the Scarlet Guard (UNL Student Alumni Association) for four years. He has also held leadership positions in Farmhouse Fraternity, earned Dean’s List honors for eight semesters, and volunteers at The People’s City Mission and other volunteer organizations. Shane is a member of Tau Beta Pi, an Engineering Honor Society.
Shane received the National Society of Collegiate Scholars award.  Shane will graduate in December 2014 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Agricultural Engineering.  

Area Schools Participate in FCDC Career Day

A few Exeter-Milligan juniors are pictured in the back row from the left:Johnathon Mounce, Hunter Worrell and Spencer Papik.  Front row far right is E-M juinor Brianna Beatham

Career Industry Day for Fillmore County High School Juniors
The Fillmore County Development Corporation (FCDC) in cooperation with the Fillmore County schools and local businesses held a Career Industry Day for the juniors in the county on September 10th.  The format for the day involved having the students go to the business locations, rather than the business people coming to the school.

Three tracks were developed so students had a choice and could decide what area interested them the most.  The tracks were Agriculture and Ag Business, Health and Human Services, and Skilled and Technical Sciences.

The goal of the day was to expose students to some of the career opportunities in Fillmore County.   The FCDC wanted to expose students to all aspects of a business that they would not see from the outside. The tours allowed the Fillmore County juniors to hear comments about employment opportunities and training requirements from people in the business. Twenty-one businesses hosted the tours with 50+ presenters.

Don Bristol, FCDC Board member, who accompanied students on the Skilled and Technical Sciences tour said, “I hope after today students know more about the opportunities in Fillmore County and rural areas.  The tour gave me a chance to learn more about the businesses in the county as well.”

“It was great to have the cooperation from the businesses and the three county schools to set up the Career Industry Day,” according to Patt Lentfer, FCDC Director.  A committee of six people put a lot of work into making the day successful by contacting businesses, setting up the tours, and arranging lunch.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Exeter-Milligan Update: Sheffield Competes at FCCLA Nationals

Exeter-Milligan Student Competes in STAR Event Competition at FCCLA National Leadership Conference in San Antonio, TX. July 6th-10th

More than 7,000 Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) members, advisers, alumni, and guests from across the country gathered in San Antonio for the 2014 National Leadership Conference.  The conference is based on the student-originated theme “SOAR.”  Haylee Sheffield, a sophomore at Exeter-Milligan School, Exeter, NE., was among the members and took part in STAR Event Competitions at the conference.

FCCLA offers 33 STAR (Students Taking Action with Recognition) Events. These events, which include Early Childhood Education, Job Interview, and Sports Nutrition, among others, represent college and career readiness skills taught in Family and Consumer Sciences classroom. Members compete at the District, State and National level. This year, Haylee was among over 4200 STAR Event participants who competed this week in San Antonio. This is the largest number of competitors at any National STAR Events competition. Haylee competed in the event of Recycle & Redesign. Her project focused on creating a brand new product, not simply embellishing an old one.  She took a donated old entertainment center and created a play kitchen for a young child.  Through the use of using recycled wood and adding a fabric curtain, bright paint, chalkboard paint, faucets, handles and a posterboard scene for a window, Haylee made a beautiful play kitchen. Her project also included a tri-fold board presentation that displayed a itemized cost sheet, time log, photo story board, material profile, planning process sheet and her evidence of submission to National FCCLA.  
Haylee received a silver medal in the event.

Exeter-Milligan FCCLA Officers attend FCCLA Fall Leadership Workshop at UNL- East Campus on Sept. 10th.  President- Haylee Sheffield, Vice- President- Hannah Horne, Sec/Treasurer- Tara Mueller, PR/Historian- Ashley Benorden and District Officer- Samantha Horne were able to network with FCCLA officers from other chapter.  They were also able to hear Dustin Galyon speak about the need to put other’s needs ahead of our own and really take time to listen and appreciate the small things in life that can give us great joy and change our lives forever.  The FCCLA officers than toured the UNL- East Campus and learned more about Nutrition & Wellness, Hospitality and Tourism, Speech Pathology and Special Education.  

FCCLA events for the Exeter-Milligan Chapter include:
Sept. 20th- Annual roadside cleanup 2 miles East and 2 miles West of Exeter
Sept. 23rd- Concessions at the EMHS volleyball game w/ Friend.
Sept. 24th- Annual PTC Bake Sale from 5:00-8:30 p.m. located in the Exeter-Milligan Gym entrance- Exeter site.
Oct. 1st- District #4 FCCLA Leadership Conference @ Central Community College- Hastings, NE.  All members will attend.
Oct. 27th- Annual Trick or Treat so that Others May Eat- Food drive for less fortunate.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Odegeo Holds First Class

Odegeo…Leadership for Fillmore County Class Holds Its First Session

The 2014-2015 Odegeo. . . Leadership for Fillmore County class met for its first introductory session on September 16th in Grafton at Gary’s Brickhouse Grille.  This year’s participants are: Makenna Coy, Brandi Domling, Melissa Houchin, Marsha Jorgensen, Vern Kendell, Candice Leeper, Heather Oentrich, Caitlyn Peterson, Diane Ryder, Casey Smith, Robyn Sorenson, Rebecca Svec, Lori Utemark, Crystal Vavra, Wade Walters, and Stephanie Witt. 

Susan Johnson, a member of the Fillmore County Development Corporation (FCDC) Leadership Committee gave opening remarks to the class and explained that the Odegeo Project is a leadership class organized by the Leadership Development Committee of the FCDC and history of the program. The sessions give the participants an opportunity to see many business, cultural and political aspects of Fillmore County as well as a chance to improve their leadership skills.  This is the 16th Odegeo leadership class.

“Do You Know Them” was a skit the committee members did to help the class members think of the many different types of people they encounter in their daily lives.  The members emphasized they were only acting and were not portraying their personalities.

Todd Boller and Andrew Ley invited the class members introduce themselves and learn a few facts about each other as they answered questions according to the color of the M & M’s they needed. The group then toured the Grafton Community Center where Sue Baumann told them about the community’s fitness center and recycling trailer. Strong community leadership and involvement got those projects accomplished.

Megan Hinrichs, Thayer County Healthy Communities Coalition, was the speaker for the session.  She used “Real Colors” and hands on learning tools to help the class identify their personal characteristics.   Recognizing that people have different personal characteristics can help a person be a better leader and work with a group.

The class members and FCDC Leadership Development Committee members had time for getting acquainted while they enjoyed dinner prepared Gary’s Brickhouse Grille.  Heartland Bank sponsored the dinner. 

The next session of the Odegeo…Leadership for Fillmore County will be held in October and concentrate on the history and tourism of the County.

Information and photo courtesy of Fillmore County Development Corporation.