Saturday, December 23, 2017

NSAA Academic All State One Act

Exeter-Milligan students recognized for Academic All-State in One Act:
Clint Oldehoeft
Jaiden Papik

Friday, December 22, 2017

Exeter-Milligan Update: Music Department

All-State 2017
Each year, approximately 3000 of the best high school musicians in the state audition for the Nebraska All-State Band, Chorus, Jazz Band and Orchestra which are sponsored by the Nebraska Music Educators Association. Selection as a member of one of these groups is one of the highest music honors attainable in Nebraska. Caitlin Murphy, a French horn player from Exeter-Milligan High School, was among the 165 students selected to be a part of the 2017 All-State Band. Guest conductor for the group was  Dr.Erica J. Neidlinger, she is Associate Professor and conductor of the Wind Symphony at DePaul University.  The all-state band rehearsed November 16-18, on the University of Nebraska-Lincoln campus, the host site of the 2016 NMEA Conference/ Clinic. The final public concert was held on Saturday, November 18th at the Lied Center for the Performing Arts on the University of Nebraska-Lincoln campus.

Participation 2017 - 
Exeter-Milligan High School was awarded a plaque at the Nebraska Music Educator’s Association convention on Friday, November 17, in Lincoln, Nebraska. The plaque reads “For excellence in the areas of student involvement, course curricula offerings, and recruitment/retention, the Nebraska Music Education Association proudly recognizes Exeter-Milligan High School for outstanding High School Participation.”  Exeter-Milligan received level 3 noteworthy recognition for having 58% of the high school participate in band and choir.  This is the third year in a row that E-M has earned this award.  Row 1 L-R - Cammie Harrison, Jaiden Papik, Katie Mounce, Kayla Geiger Anna Sluka, Kaitlyn Vavra, Janey Erdkamp, Caitlin Murphy; Row 2 L-R - Blake Meyer, Casey Jindra, Theron Odvody, Trever Zelenka, Kate Jansky, Alexis Uldrich, Josie Kresak, Hannah Horne, Katherine White, Georgia Meyer; Row 3 L-R - Brock Steuben, Joey Bartu, Mitchell Manning, Eli Johnson, Patrick Murphy, Peytan Brandt, Spencer Pribyl, Blake Steuben, Joel Klemm, Clint Oldehoeft; Not pictured - Macy Due, Daisy Kanode, Nick Hayek

Thursday, December 21, 2017

Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts Go Caroling

Exeter Cub Scout Pack 218 joined Exeter Boy Scout Troop 218 and all of their parents to carol at Fairview Manor in Fairmont.  The Cub Scouts passed out decorations they had made for the residents.  The Boy Scouts also caroled at Heritage Crossings in Geneva.  Pictured in the front from the left are Axel Erdkamp, Crosby Oldehoeft, Richard Hickman, Levi Jurgensen, Deacon Erdkamp.  Behind from the left are Will Yokel, Mikey Bartu, Clint Oldehoeft, Braden Capek, and Tyler Sysel.

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Post Season Exeter-Milligan Football Honors

Omaha World Herald All State Honorable Mention: Joey Bartu

Lincoln Journal Star Class D-2 Honorable Mention: Joey Bartu

York News Times All Area Football Team: Joey Bartu

York News Times All Area Football Team Honorable Mention: Colton Bossaller, Spencer Pribyl, Trever Zelenka, Max Zeleny

NSAA Academic All State Fall
Spencer Pribyl, Trever Zelenka

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Exeter-Milligan Volleyball Honors

Crossroads Conference First Team
Hannah Beethe
Kate Jansky
Tara Mueller
Katherine White
Crossroads Conference Honorable Mention
Anna Sluka
Neb Prep Volleyball  all class all tournament volleyball team - Katherine White 
Class D-2 State Tournament Team - Katherine White, Hannah Beethe, Tara Mueller, Kate Jansky.  Player of the tournament - Katherine White
Lincoln Journal Star Class D-2 First Team - Katherine White
Lincoln Journal Star Class D-2 Second Team - Hannah Beethe, Anna Sluka
Lincoln Journal Star Class D-2 Honorable Mention - Tara Mueller, Kate Jansky

Omaha World Herald All CLASS D-2 


*Katherine White, Exeter-Milligan, Hitter, 5-9, Jr. (Captain)
Anna Sluka, Exeter-Milligan, Setter, 5-2, So.
Second Team - Hannah Beethe, Exeter-Milligan, Hitter, 5-8, Sr
Honorable Mention: Tara Mueller, Kate Jansky, Daisy Kanode.
Lincoln Journal Star
First team
Hitter Katherine White, Exeter-Milligan | 5-9 | Jr.
Second team
Hitter Hannah Beethe, Exeter-Milligan | 5-8 | Sr.
Setter Anna Sluka, Exeter-Milligan | 5-3 | So.
Honorable Mention: Kate Janskey, Tara Mueller

York News Times All Area Team

Katherine White - Co-Captain
Hannah Beethe
Tara Mueller
Kate Jansky

York News Times All Area Team Honorable Mention
Anna Sluka
Daisy Kanode

NSAA Academic All State Fall
Kate Jansky
Katherine White


Sunday, December 17, 2017

Exeter-Milligan Elementary Christmas Program

The Exeter-Milligan TYKE Preschool class sang “Ring The Bells,” and had a great time ringing their bells along with the song.  In the front row, from the left pictured are:  Knox Becker, Liam Reynolds, Archer Engert, Kenan Petersen, Easton Schlegelmilch, and Layne Zelenka.  Back row from the left are:  Saydee Kassik, Maizy Ogren, Anton Classen, Brooklyn Lawson, Braxton Harre, Tommy Kallhoff, Reed Wince, Landri Johnson and Kolt Songster.

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Above and below -  The Kindergarten, First and Second graders sing about sleeping in their beds when Santa surprises them and smashes their bed.  During the song they ask how much Santa weighs.

The Exeter-Milligan third through sixth grade classes performed “Shapin’ Up Santa,” about the issues with Santa’s weight gain especially when it comes to getting stuck in chimney’s.  Hughie, Santa’s head elf (Andrew Vavra), takes off Santa’s hat to reveal another hiding spot for treats.  Santa (Troy Kallhoff) and Mrs. Santa (Kierra Papik)have to figure out how to change Santa’s ways.
Above and below - Doritos in the dollhouse, cookies in the car seat and twinkies were found under Santa's hat.
 Betty (Savana Krupicka) from Betty Body's Health Haven gets ready to give Santa a plan for his stay in her weight loss clinic.

Hughie (Andrew Vavra), Santa’s head elf and enabler, brings Santa (Troy Kallhoff) pizza and twinkies when he is enrolled in Betty Body’s Health Haven.

The Exeter-Milligan third through sixth graders sing about love at Christmas.

The Exeter-Milligan elementary students held their Kindergarten through sixth grade Christmas program on Thursday, December 14 in the Exeter gymnasium.

The evening opened with the third and fourth graders performing “O Whacky Christmas Tree” on their boomwhackers.  Fifth grade was up next performing as a band, “First Christmas March.”  They were then joined by the sixth grade band to present “Christmas Cheer.”

The final band number was “A Dash of Christmas,” by the sixth grade band.

The audience attention was directed to the stage where the TYKE preschool students performed “Ring the Bells,” “Snowman Song,” and “We Wish You A Merry Christmas.”  

Next on the stage were the Kindergarten, first and second graders who thrilled the crowd were their adorable renditions of “I Want To Be An Elf,” “Must Be Santa,” “Red and Green,” “Decorate the Tree,” and “Santa Claus, Santa Claus.”

The third through sixth grade performed the musical, “Shapin’ Up Santa” which was the story of Santa’s trial and error to get fit after his belly got stuck in someone’s chimney on Christmas Eve.

Mrs. Santa (Kierra Papik) encourages Santa (Troy Kallhoff) to enroll in Betty Body’s Health Haven but his attempts are sabotaged by his enabler elf, “Hughie,” played by Andrew Vavra.

Hughie first reveals all of Santa’s hiding spots for food but then when Santa is enrolled at the very strict fitness camp, he brings Santa pizza and goodies.  Finally they all realize that being skinny isn’t what it is all about.  The moral that the elves and the Claus’ learn along with the fitness students is, as they sing, “Love is What It’s Really All About.”

Students and their families and guests were invited to a Christmas tea in the commons after the program.