One-Act Overview

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This year, Blue Hill One-Act put on a new play written and directed by our own Mrs. Luke. Students received many awards with a terrific group of new and returning members.

The play called “872 Days” was inspired by a story told to Mrs. Luke by a friend at church last May. He talked about the Siege of Leningrad during World War II. He was using this historical story to illustrate altruism and the importance of giving, but Mrs. Luke made a self-note to look into the Siege. She did not know this story, so she started with a basic Google search and read the barebones facts of the Siege. This led her to an inspiring story about WWII refugees.

872 days takes place in September of 1941, Hitler and his allies surrounded and bombarded Leningrad, Russia. They cut off all supplies and bombed the food storage with the deliberate intent of starving the population.

Our One-Act team, lead by Mrs. Luke, went to the TVC contest at Harvard High School on November 14th. They were awarded TVC Runner-up. John Rouse was awarded Best Supporting Actor while, Jami Kirchner, Tanner Lemke, & Britney Toepfer got honorable mentions.

On November 19th, One Act held their annual Dessert and a Show at the high school. During this event, the New York City trip also hosts a silent auction to raise travel funds.

The group was awarded Outstanding Technical Theater in the Lincoln High School Play Festival on November 21st. They also received Acting Honors for John Rouse, Taylor Bonifas, and Ladelle Hazen. Through the tough competitions of Districts, they made 5th place. While this did not secure them a spot at state, the school is still extremely proud of the original play and how beautifully the students performed.

One-Act’s final performance will be at Hastings College at 7 P.M. (Scott Studio Theatre 710 Turner Ave in Hastings).

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Bobcats Place 4th In D1 State Volleyball

 

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On Thursday, November 9th, the Blue Hill Volleyball players headed to Lincoln for NSAA state volleyball. The Bobcats beat the Heartland Huskies 3-1. The first set was a victory for the bobcats with a score of 25-18. The second set the Huskies caught up and tied the game 1-1 with a score of 25-15. The third and fourth set the Bobcats redeemed themselves with the third set score of 25-15 and the fourth set of 25-22. Advancing the Bobcats into the second round of the NSAA state volleyball against the Meridian Mustangs. On Friday, November 10th the Mustangs beat the Bobcats in five sets. The first set was 25-22, the bobcats won the second set 25-23, the third set was 25-17, the fourth set was 25-23, and the final set was 15-11.  On Saturday the Bobcats played BDS in the consolation game with the bobcats getting beat in three sets. The Bobcats placed 4th in the D1 state volleyball tournament.

Bobcats Head to District Finals

 

Kosse

On Tuesday, October 30th, the Lady Bobcats beat the Bulldogs and the Flyers, and  succeeded into district finals. The first Sub District game was against the Bulldogs, and the Bobcats won the first set 25-13. The Bobcats flew by the second set with the score of 25-6. The final set was 25-12 for the Bobcats to succeed into the second game for Sub Districts against the Flyers. The Bobcats had an easy first set against the Flyers with a final score of 25-15. The second set was a close game, but the Bobcats finished the second set strong with a final score of 25-22. The third set the Flyers caught up to the Bobcats with a Flyer win 26-24. The fourth set the Bobcats came back and won Sub District finals with a final score of 25-18, leading the Bobcats to District finals against Overton at GICC on November 2nd.

Dollars for Devastation

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Blue Hill Art Teacher Mrs. Brown put together a costume day to raise money for schools that were destroyed from Hurricane Harvey. Students had the choice to dress up or buy a raffle ticket for $2, that money will then go to schools affected by the hurricane.

Each person that dressed up had the opportunity to win a prize. One student or group from each class was chosen for the best costume. Blue Hill sophomore Madison Kosse said, “Mrs. Schwinn wore the best costume, because she looks just like the character off of ‘New Girl.’

Prize winners were:

7th- Keiera Schmidt

8th- Keaton Mackin

9th- Victoria Schwab

10th- Jasmine and Madison Menke

11th- Brianna Danehey and Colby Karr

12th- Molly Schendt, Peyton Schmidt, and Britney Toepfer.

Staff – Mr. Jones and Mr. Armes.

 

The event raised around $100.

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Axtell Triangular

 

Kosse and Trent

The Blue Hill high school volleyball team swept the Axtell triangular with no trouble at all, topping the Axtell Wildcats and the Kenesaw Blue Devils. The first set against the Wildcats was a good start for the Bobcats with a 1-0 lead ending the first set 25-21. The second set however, was more difficult for the Bobcats, which tied both teams 1-1 with a final score of 25-22. The third and final set was an intense match for both teams, but the Bobcats pulled of a win over the Axtell Wildcats with a 2-1 lead and a final score of 25-23.

The next game was against the Kenesaw Blue Devils. The Bobcats had an easy first set against the Blue Devils with a final score of 25-15, leading the Bobcats 1-0. The second and final set was a close game for both teams, but the Bobcats pulled off another victory against the Blue Devils with a final score of 25-21, with a 2-0 win for the Bobcats.

TVC Champs

The lady Bobcats rolled past all the competition in the TVC volleyball tournament, leaving them in the championship round against the Red Cloud Warriors. The Bobcats were slow at the start of the first set. Then came out with a win for the first set, 25-20. The second set was a game to keep everyone on their feet, but the Bobcats finished strong to end the set, 26-24. The final set of the championship game was an intense game, but Bobcats finished with a victory, 25-20. The crowd and players erupted with excitement with this huge win, clenching the TVC title.

 

 

 

 

Pink & Parent Night

Kosse and Kort

Tuesday night was pink out night for the Lawrence Nelson-Blue Hill volleyball game. This was to show our total support for breast cancer as it is breast cancer awareness month. Before the game started, parents night was also a big night for the two seniors. The seniors are Taylor Bonifas and Halee Kohmetscher. The reason for parents night is for all of us to honor the parents and the seniors to recognize all the hard work they have put into this sport.

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To follow this, the Lady Bobcats won 3-0. The first set was 26-24, set two was 25-15, and the third and final set was 25-23.