On Saturday, April 2, 2011, several youth from St. John’s Lutheran Church in Cordova, participated in a fine arts talent competition at Concordia University in Seward. 8th grader, Jordyn Brandt received a Superior rating for her flute and piano solos and a Superior rating for a pencil drawing. She also played piano accompaniment for the other soloists. Sixth grader, Ella Wilkins, received a Superior rating for her flute and piano solos. Sixth grader, Trystan Brandt, received a Superior rating for his trumpet solo and a Superior rating for a mixed media poster. Fourth grader, Peytan Brandt, received a Superior rating for his piano solo and an Excellent rating for a wooden sculpture of a fort. Fourth grader, Madalyn Woodburn, received a Superior rating for a 2D art entry. Third grader, Sarah Casper, received a Superior rating for a 2D art entry, Third grader, Ryan Sharp, received an Excellent rating for a 2D art entry. The sixth, seventh and eighth grade Sunday School class received a Superior rating for their performance of a Dramatic Skit.
Some of Deidre Stevens dreams
came true when the Exeter-Milligan ninth grader was crowned the
2011 National American Miss Nebraska Junior Teen in just her second pageant.
Stevens, the daughter of Hope Androyna of Exeter and Chad Stevens of Lincoln, was crowned on Sunday, April 3rd at the Omaha event. Stevens hopes to share what she has learned with the young girls in the community, “You can have a goal and can accomplish it. I’m a perfect example, starting out not knowing what is going on to winning the whole thing.”
She will spent the next year making appearances across the State but hopes to make an impact at home. “I hope to spend the year being a role model for young girls, to get out in the community more, to be a representative for Nebraska the best way I can.”
Stevens will be heading to
the National Pageant, which will be held in Anaheim, California at Disneyland
in November competing with our state winners for over $500,000 in cash and
Stevens also participates at Exeter-Milligan on the golf team, in FCCLA, the all school play, one act play, in band as a cheerleader. She is also a member of the Exeter American Legion Junior Auxiliary.
First National Bank in Exeter joined a group of just three banks in
Nebraska that have participated in the Teach Children to Save program for the
fifteen years of it's existence.
Wednesday, Sharla Dinneen, representing the bank, visited both campuses of the Exeter-Milligan school with a message about saving.
Dinneen encouraged the students to visit their local bank, start a savings account and start saving money. She asked the students to sign a poster that will be displayed at First National Bank in Exeter and shared a treat with them before they returned to their classrooms.