College Fair

Schmidt – Shaw

On Monday, September 25,  juniors and seniors visited CCC for a college fair. There were several colleges from all over Nebraska, and even out of state colleges. The fair took place in CCC’s gymnasium.

Blue Hill Students had the opportunity to visit any college booth and learn more information about that college. A few of the colleges were University of Nebraska-Lincoln /Kearney /Omaha, Joseph’s College: Cosmetology, and South Dakota School of Mines and Technology.

Many of the colleges had free items such as pens, and they also had information booklets for students to take home and share with parents. The booklets had cost, activities, and different information about the college’s programs and events.

The college representatives were respectable and quick on their feet explaining things to multiple schools’ students. Rylee Kohmetscher, Junior, eagerly stated, “They were very positive and energetic and were extremely helpful in recognizing their college’s strong suits.” While Britney Toepfer, Senior, wants to recognize UNK and UNL, “UNK and UNL were the best booths I went to because they were personable and explanatory.”

The students enjoyed the experience and were pushed into a great direction towards a better future. Going to the college fair at CCC-Hastings brought to light many opportunities for our students.


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