Saturday, March 24, 2018

Exeter-Milligan Senior Surprised with Scholarship

 Mrs. Kovanda kept a secret from Exeter-Milligan Senior Hannah Horne and was so excited to surprise her at the start of the assembly on Monday afternoon.

Hannah Horne was thrilled with the surprise of a scholarship presented by the College of St. Mary on Monday afternoon.

Hannah Horne got the surprise of her life during a school assembly on Monday afternoon. 

The Exeter-Milligan senior had been told to dress up so she could introduce the special speaker, “They told me to wear khaki’s which I thought was strange.”

As she was introducing the motivational speaker, Scott Shanle, school counselor Denice Kovanda interrupted with a presentation from the College of St. Mary.

Horne had been selected as a Marie Curie Scholar when she enters CSM in the fall.  She was presented with a scholarship check for $80,000, flowers and a sweatshirt.

The scholarship which is funded in part by the National Science Foundation is awarded to young women pursing STEM majors.

Horne has chosen to major in biology and will receive $20,000 annually for four years.  She will also receive free tutoring, have the opportunity to participate in national conferences and participate in undergraduate research.

She hasn’t chosen a career field, “The scholarship is more about learning and they don’t want us to look at a career.”

At one time Horne was set on a college career at Chadron State, but this school year she began to look into CSM.  “It was crazy how things worked out.  I was really surprised.  The scholarship is awesome.”

Part of her family followed the presenters from College of St. Mary and her mother, Connie, was particularly excited about the Horne’s choice because she is a CSM alum.

Horne has shown leadership and scholarship at Exeter-Milligan over the last four years.  She has been on the “A” honor role and is a member of the National Honor society, she has participated in extra-curricular activities including softball as well as serving as the Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America chapter president.


Friday, March 23, 2018

Exeter-Milligan Update: Espanol

Espanol at Exeter-Milligan
By Haley Stutzman, E-M Spanish Instructor

It is a busy time of year in the Spanish classroom!  Spanish 1 students are beginning to learn how to talk about their family and say numbers up to 1,00,000.  Spanish 2 students have been using the preterite tense to talk about what they have done in the past.  They are currently reading a novel along with their other content.  Spanish 3 students just began a new novel and we are getting read to start learning the difference between the preterite tense and imperfect tense in Spanish.  It has been a productive semester so far and we’re ready to finish this last quarter strong!

Pictured are Anna Sluka and Kayla Geiger.

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Exeter-Milligan Girls Take Second at Doane Invitational

Exeter-Milligan Girls placed second overall at the Doane Invitational on Thursday.  Katherine White, pictured above, placed second in the 60 meter hurdles, placed fifth in the 60 meter dash as well as fourth in the long jump.

Exeter-Milligan freshman Jaiden Papik finished fourth in the 400 meter dash, second in the 800 meter dash and was on the 400 and 800 meter relay teams which both placed third.

Patrick Murphy finished eighth in the high jump at the Doane Invitational.

Jackson Beethe of Exeter-Milligan just leads the heat of the 400 meter dash at Doane ahead of Jason Jensen of Dorchester, Tanner Roth of Giltner, Dylan Olsen of Kennesaw and Nathan Rundgren of Nebraska Lutheran.

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Exeter-Milligan Elementary Program "Travel"

The Exeter-Milligan Elementary spring concert was based on a travel theme.  The performance was presented on Tuesday, March 13 in the Milligan gym.

Mrs. Angie Murphy, Exeter-Milligan band and music director, opened the program with the fifth grade band performing “Let’s Go Band.”  They were joined by the sixth graders to perform “March Ahead” and “Rock to the Max, Mr. Sax,” which featured an excellent performance by the saxophone section.

Murphy presented the Bruning –Davenport contest ribbons just before the sixth grade band performed “Theme From Our Director,” and the third and fourth grade class played “Whacky Chopstix” on the boomwhackers.

The choir performance began with the kindergarten through sixth graders performing “An Adventure” together.  The kindergarten through second graders performed four travel songs including the very active, “I Have A Car,” before they performed “Down at the Beach,” “Goin’ to the Zoo,” and “Going to Neptune.”

The third and fourth graders performed the catchy “Fifty Nifty United States, “Turn The Glasses Over,” and the country standby, “Take Me Home, Country Roads.”

The fifth and sixth graders turned again to country with “On the Road Again,” and then sang the folk song, “John B. Sails,” before heading out east for the “Theme from New York, New York.

The kindergarten through sixth grade joined together to close the program singing, “Headed to the Future,” featuring solos from Savana Krupicka, Troy Kallhoff, Carter Milton, Devin Harrison, Liberty Johnson and Aidan Vavra.

Guests at the concert also enjoyed viewing the art gallery of students’ recent artwork.

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5 – Exeter-Milligan Kindergarten, first and second graders “honk” their car horns during their song, “I Have A Car.”
Draven Payne and Jayden Capek perform with the saxophones.

 Kiley Oldehoeft (left) and Selah Petersen (right) focus on the music for their boomwhacker performance during Tuesday night’s concert.
 Kindergarten first and second graders sing at the concert (above and below)

 Third and fourth graders singing.
  During the finale, Savana Krupicka (left), and Troy Kallhoff sing solos at the Exeter-Milligan elementary spring concert.

 Carter Milton singing a solo during the finale.
 Devin Harrison (above) and Aidan Vavra (below) singing.