Blue Hill FFA Attends Husker Harvest Day

Staff

On Wednesday September 13, Blue Hill FFA went to Husker Harvest Day in Grand Island. Students were allowed to visit any booth with a friend. They walked around and saw different things like animals, cars, trucks, off-road vehicles and tractors. Irrigation companies like Reinke’s attended and gave students information.

There were hundreds of exhibitions that students were allowed to visit. One thing students loved most about visiting the booths was all of the free supplies that the vendors gave out. Senior FFA member, Trent Kort said, “Case IH was my favorite booth because I am a farmer and I love Case IH.” Many other schools attended and learned the ins and outs of the agriculture industry.  

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Traffic Safety Event

by Katlyn Brooks

On Wednesday, May 3rd, freshmen through seniors from Blue Hill, along with Silver Lake students, traveled to Red Cloud to attend a Traffic Safety event at the school. With the help of County Attorney Jennifer Benson, Crash-Reconstructionist Chris Slocum made an excellent presentation of the consequences of drinking and driving. Also, they discussed the formulas they use to figure things out about car collisions. For example, the formulas for how fast the vehicle was traveling, when the accelerator and the brakes were being pressed, and even if the driver and/or passenger(s) were wearing a seatbelt.

Following the drinking and driving presentation was another presentation by Officer Troy Schmitz about the dangers of social media.

Next, the students were brought outside to witness a controlled collision. A car was placed sideways in the roadway, while another car was driven 35 mph, hitting the parked car in the side.

Before the ride home, the students were taken back to the school for a meal of Little Caesar’s pizza, chips, cookies and bottled water.

Overall, it was a day full of both learning and excitement.

BHHS Prom 2K17

by Katlyn Brooks

Blue Hill’s 2017 Junior/Senior prom was held on April 22nd. With “Under the Sea” as a prom theme, you know it’s going to be a good one! It was a night full of beauty and fun. With pictures starting at 5 o’clock, the banquet started shortly after at about 6:30. The meal served was brisket with green beans, twice-baked potatoes, and ice cream for dessert. Sophomore servers also had a special performance for the juniors and seniors. After the meal, the students and teachers made their way to the high school where promenade would be held. Following the pictures was the dance. Overall, 2017’s prom was pretty successful, and it’s definitely one to remember.

Attorney General Youth Conference

by Katlyn Brooks

On Tuesday, April 11, 2017, Taylor Bonifas and Trenton Karr were accepted to attend the Attorney General Youth Conference in Lincoln, Nebraska. The event will be held at the State Capitol building.

There are so many activities to do outside of the Capitol building. There’s shopping, restaurants, museums, zoos, theaters, and they could even tour the UNL campus.

The goal of this event is to learn about the government. They also get to meet the attorney general.

 

Provisional Agenda

9:30 Welcome
9:45 Oral Arguments
11:00 Senator Geist
11:30 Nebraska Supreme Court
12:00 Lunch at Governor’s Residence
1:15 Bureau Cheifs Panel
2:15 Recess
2:30 Consumer Protection; Digital Footprint
3:15 Consumer Protection; Mediation
4:00 Closing Remarks – Attorney General Peterson
4:30 Adjournment

 

FBLA holds first Winter Olympics

by: Katlyn Brooks

On Friday, March 10th, the Blue Hill FBLA members held the first Winter Olympics. This is a day all about sports. The high schoolers get together in teams and compete against each other. There were seven different teams of students, and each team contained 5 to 6 people. Some of the sports they play are basketball, ladder golf, corn hole, and dodge ball. “It was very successful,” FBLA’s vice president, Collin Brown says, “and we’re planning on making this an annual event.” 

ACTIONS Day

By Becky Cox

Every year in March CCC hosts their annual ACTIONS Day. ACTIONS stands for Academic Competition That Inspires Our Nation’s Scholars. This is the school’s 26th year hosting. This day originated in Sandy Creek, but quickly outgrew the small school.

A day full of taking tests, sound boring doesn’t it? It can actually be pretty fun. Teachers enter their students in a category they tend to excel in. Events range from Notorious People to Genetics to Music. Students can be entered into three different tests and must at least take two. Around 800 students from 26 schools in the Tri City area attended to compete.

Students from Blue Hill that placed are

Michael Hiller- 4th Accounting & 5th Physical Science

Becky Cox- 4th Common Proverbs, 5th Family Consumer Science & 4th Art

Lindsey Hafer- 5th  First Aid

Colby Karr- 5th Mythology & 1st Word Problems

Trace Ockinga- 1st Spelling & 5th Sports

Trent Karr- 5th Word Problems

JC Himmelberg- 5th English 1 & 5th Biology

Rylee Kohmetscher- 3rd English 1 & 1st Biology

Taylor Bonifas- 2nd American History

Jami Kirchner-4th Biology

Ondra Kokoška- 3rd Trigonometry

Bobcat Speech Team

by Katlyn Brooks

This season, the bobcat speech team has been placing really good. On February 4th they were invited to Aurora to compete. Poetry placed second and sixth, while Oral Interpretation of Drama (OID) placed third and fifth. They were also invited to Sandy Creek’s competition on February 11th, placing even better. While OID placed fourth, poetry placed first! About two weeks later on February 22nd, was the Twin Valley Conference (TVC). OID placed second and poetry placed fifth. Three days later on February 25th, poetry got fifth place and OID got third place. The team will participate in districts on March 14th at Deshler.

“This is my first year working with the speech team,” says Mrs. Schwinn, “so I’m learning a lot about how the competitions actually work. Blue Hill has a small group compared to many other nearby schools so the chances of winning meets is always slim. However, the events we do take always compete very closely with the best in their respective events. Even after multiple practices and meets, the OID still makes me laugh with their Star Wars characters.”

 

Poetry:

Becky Cox

 

Oral Interpretation of Drama (OID):

Becky Cox

Collin Brown

Lindsey Hafer

Jami Kirschner

Bradley Morse