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

FFA Week

By Becky Cox

Next week we will start celebrating FFA week.  It will run from the 18th to the 25th.  This year the FFa is having a Snapchat Challenge. Students are to add them @thebluehillffa on Snapchat and send them their picture. Each day has a different theme/challenge.

Monday: Favorite Farm Animal

Tuesday: Picture in FFA Shirt

Wednesday: Take a Selfie with an FFA Officer

Thursday: What’d the Farmer Put On Your Plate?

Friday: Picture in Official Dress

Prizes will be given out each day for the best picture.

Our FFA Chapter will have their next competition will be at CCC in Hastings on March 8th

High Schoolers Compete in Quiz Bowl

By Becky Cox

Yesterday, our Quiz Bowl team traveled to Hastings to compete in a tournament set up by ESU 9. The meet was hosted at North Shore on the northern side of Hastings.

Blue Hill went up against Hampton first. The Bobcats easily beat their first team, but faced a greater challenge second round. Hastings High 3 beat the Blue Hill team in just 7 rounds of questions. But our team was able to stay in the consolation bracket by defeating Hastings High 1. In the final round, it was a close call but they lost to Saint Cecilia by a mere 10 points.

This years quiz bowl team consists of seniors Collin Brown, Becky Cox, and Michael Hiller, juniors Trent Karr and Trace Ockinga, and sophomores Colby Karr, Brianna Danehey, and Rylee Kohmetscher.

Brown Signs to UNK

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By Becky Cox

PeeWee to high school, and now to college football. At the young age of 10, Collin Brown started his football career and now he will officially become a UNK Loper next Fall.

During 4th grade, Brown joined his first football team, the Hastings Chargers. All his life, Collin has been a bit bigger than most of the other kids on his team. That has made it possible for him to play Offensive and Defensive line since his start in the sport. By 6th grade, Collin was truly in love with football. Between his 6th and 7th year of school, Brown realized he wanted to go all to way: To play collegiate. And that dream has now come true.

For the past 5 months, Collin, along with some family support, has traveled all over the midwest visiting colleges, trying to find the right one for him. After many days traveling, football camps, and hard thinking, he made his choice.

As of this week, Collin Brown will officially become a UNK Loper next August. When asked what the deciding factor was, he said, “My head, heart, and gut is at UNK.” He is very excited to be part of a new family. His only fear is the college life that accompanies his choice to play in college.