Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Burke Bound!

Six Exeter-Milligan tracksters are headed to Burke for the State Track Meet!  Good luck on Friday!

Congratulations to:
Kate Jansky 3200 meter run
Trevor Luzum - High Jump, Triple Jump, Long Jump,110 meter high hurdles
Trystan Brandt - Triple Jump, Long Jump, 1600 meter relay
Eric Olsen - 1600 meter relay
Sam Zeleny - 1600 meter relay
Jack Dinneen - 1600 meter relay

Exeter-Milligan Graduate is the last Graduate From Doane College

Click here to read about Exeter-Milligan graduate Zach Jensen who won the honor to be the last graduate from Doance College (as it changes it's name to Doane University.

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Honors Night at Exeter-Milligan

Trystan Brandt, a member of the Exeter-Milligan National Honor Society, talks about the society at the Exeter-Milligan Honors night.
Above - Sydney Hall lights a candle, left, as Ella Wilkins talks about the National Honor Society (Samantha Horne is in the background).
Below – Members of the Exeter-Milligan National Honor Society front row from the left are: Hannah Horne, Bailey Steuben, Kelsey Bigelow, Ella Wilkins, Haylee Sheffield.  Back row from the left are:  Patrick Murphy, Sydney Hall, Tara Mueller, Samantha Horne, Ashley Benorden and Trystan Brandt.

Exeter-Milligan recognized the outstanding accomplishments of their students during Honors Night on Tuesday, May 3.

First, Exeter-Milligan inducted four more students into the prestigious National Honor Society.  Samantha Horne welcomed the audience and then she, along with current members of the Society Trystan Brandt, Haylee Sheffield, Ella Wilkins, Sydney Hall, Bailey Steuben, and Ashley Benorden introduced the mission of the organization.

Inducted into the National Honor Society this year were Patrick Murphy, Tara Mueller, Kelsey Bigelow and Samantha Horne.

After the ceremony each department at Exeter-Milligan had the opportunity to review the academic year and recognize the outstanding students in their subject.

Math teacher Miss Severson was first and she spoke about the junior high math contests along with recognizing the annual staff and the hard work they have done for this year’s school annual.  She also read the names of those who participated in Actions day along with the awards they earned.

Mrs. Pribyl spoke on the senior high math competitions and thanked the boosters for their donations of lunch for the students as they were traveling.

Mr. Marr and Mrs. Wahl introduced the members of the junior and senior high quiz bowl teams.  Mrs. Wahl reported on the eighth grade teams dominance this year and Mr. Marr recognized Spencer Pribyl who had participated all four years of high school.  Marr also presented foreign exchange student Karoline Knudsen a special “trophy” he found on the roadside.

Mrs. Murphy, band and vocal instructor, gave the audience a brief review of the year’s music events.  The highlight of the year was the band receiving a superior ranking from all three judges at the district music contest.  She recognized Jack Dinneen with the Semper Fidelis award with the second highest amount of letter points with Janey Due receiving the John Phillips Sousa award for the most letter points in band.

Mrs. Barnhart recognized the students who participated in one-act play production and speech.  She noted that two actors, Carmin Colacci and Ella Wilkins, received outstanding performances at the district level.

Mrs. Vossler gave an overview of the Family Career Community Leaders of America activities for the year.  The group was busy with roadside cleanup, their pink out, and orange out along with their district and state conferences.  FCCLA also had several STAR projects qualify for the state competition this year.

Mrs. Kanode presented the art awards, recognizing the students who had won at different competitions and those who were instrumental in making the Family  Art Night a success.  She presented Brianna Beatham with the artist of the year award.

Superintendent Paul Sheffield presented the highest GPA awards to each grade 7 – 12.  For the seventh grade, Jaiden Papik 98.5, eighth grade was Caitlin Murphy with a 99.93, ninth grade was Mitchell Manning with a 98.95, tenth grade was Patrick Murphy with 99.57, eleventh grade was Ashley Benorden with 99.42 and twelfth grade was Janey Due with 96.0.

Sheffield presented the Citizenship awards from the American Legion and Auxiliary to Brianna Beatham, Patrick Murphy and Kirby Soukup.  The All School Citizenship Award was given to eighth grader Caitlin Murphy.

Actions Day participants.

Mr. Marr presents Karoline Knudsen with her "trophy" from quiz bowl.
Exeter-Milligan Junior Senior High Band Members with District plaque.

Members of FCCLA

Monday, May 16, 2016

Local Concordia University Graduate

Concordia University, Nebraska confers graduate and undergraduate degrees
SEWARD, NE (05/09/2016)-- Concordia University, Nebraska held its 109th commencement on Saturday, May 7, 2016. The university awarded undergraduate or graduate degrees to 353 graduates in May 2016. Graduates receiving a degree in December 2015, May 2016 or August 2016 were invited to participate in the ceremony. Colonel Eric J. Teegerstrom of Firth, Nebraska, presented the commencement address, and Concordia presented additional honorary awards and degrees.
Concordia Nebraska graduates recognized at the 2016 commencement ceremony as earning a degree include:

Clarisa White, Exeter, Neb., Bachelor of Arts