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.

Old School Gets Torn Down

 

By Johnny Bauman

On November 8th, 2016 the City Of Blue Hill put on the ballot a vote  to tear down the old school building, to build a brand new pool for the community. The city got the approval to tear down the old school and raise taxes for the 3.3 million dollar swimming pool coming to community, It will be a good replacement to the old city swimming pool, which lacks a lot of safety features and is not up to date in codes or regulations. The school building was built in 1923 and stood until January 31st, 2017, the building was 94 years old. Many teachers that went to school at that building shared stories about how school life was and what made the building so fascinating, ranging from all the steps, to the fireplace in the kindergarten room, all the way to the fun slide used as a fire escape. Current music teacher, Penny Drury who taught Music in the old school building says her “favorite memory of the old school is the old floors and the fact that the music room was on the top floor and the music would be heard everywhere, also while the water tower was being built, she and her class could watch it be built.”  However, when a town grows you have to move in with the new and be out with the old.