The Lady Falcons had their first subdistricts game on Monday, February 13th, in Minden against Silver Lake. The Falcons won the game 34-25. The Lady Falcons then continued in subdistricts playing against the Red Cloud Warriors on Tuesday, February 14th. Wilcox-Hildreth lost to Red Cloud 45-11. Congratulations to the players and coaches on their great season!
The Fort Kearny Conference Honor Band was held in Axtell this year on Thursday, February 9th. Twelve students from Wilcox-Hildreth attended FKC Honor band along with 9 other schools. The band was directed by guest clinician Phil Parker. The day started out at 9:30 and 100 students in the FKC practiced five songs until 4 in the afternoon. At 4 the students got ready for the concert for the parents and other community members. The students performed: “Fanfare of the Common Man”, “A Song of Hope”, “Meadowlands”, “The Liberty Bell”, and “Broken Bow”. A big thanks to Beth Petersen of Axtell, the Axtell school, and Mr. Trausch for getting the day organized!
The Wilcox-Hildreth FBLA chapter officers went to the middle school in Hildreth on Tuesday, January 7th, to talk to the eighth grade class. The officers went over what FBLA is all about and what the chapter does to get involved in the community. The officers also talked about different conferences they attend each school year and the great opportunities that come with being a member of FBLA. After giving their elevator pitch, the officers answered all the questions asked about FBLA. It was a very successful day for the Wilcox-Hildreth FBLA chapter!
The Wilcox-Hildreth FBLA Chapter attended UNL’s American Business Competition (ABC) on Wednesday, February 1st. Every year Nebraska’s Phi Beta Lambda (PBL) holds an ABC Conference at UNL’s student union for Nebraska FBLA chapters. Phi Beta Lambda is the collegiate version of FBLA. The conference kicked off at 8:45 with Kathy Farrell, Dean of the College of Business Administration at UNL. Kathy Farrell talked to FBLA members about UNL’s new College of Business Administration building, set to open in the fall of 2017. After that, students went to take two business tests and compete in job interviews. After the tests, each chapter attending had a to compete in a quiz bowl competition. To finish off the day there was an awards ceremony held for the tests and quiz bowl competitions.
On Saturday, January 21st, the Lady Falcons traveled to Amherst for a varsity game. The Falcons lost Saturday’s game by a score of 52-31. The Lady Falcon’s next game will be January 24th, in Roseland against Silver Lake. Good Luck!
The Wilcox-Hildreth Falcons played the Axtell Wildcats on January 20th in Wilcox. The boy’s varsity team won against the Wildcats with a score of 61 to 32. Congratulations to the team and coaches! Their next game will be on January 27th at Franklin, good luck Falcons!
On Friday, January 13th, the Wilcox-Hildreth wrestlers competed at the SEM Wrestling Invite. Riley R. lost one round and won the other two giving the Falcons 4 points. Trevor Y. fought hard, but lost both his matches. Jayson B. was out with injury after the second round. After the SEM Wrestling Invite the Falcons had to prepare for their Shelton Invite the next day. The Shelton Invite was held in Kenesaw on Saturday the 14th. Riley scored the team three points in three rounds and Trevor lost both matches. Congratulations to the team on their wins, keep up the hard work! The Falcon’s next meet will be in Callaway on January 20th.
The Wilcox-Hildreth Middle School Christmas Concert took place Tuesday, December 6th in Hildreth. The concert was directed by Tim Trausch, co-directed by student teacher Ruth Vakoc, and accompanied by Pat Beck. The 5th and 6th grade started the night singing “Silver Bells”, “Joy to the World”, and “The Angel Band”. Then 7th and 8th Grade sang “Jingle Bell Rock”, “A Carol Festival”, and “Pat-A-Pan”. Sarah J. then took on a solo performance singing “Where Are You Christmas?”. After that the 5th Grade Band played a variety of songs such as: “Hot Cross Christmas Buns”, “London Bridge”, and “Jingle Bells”. The 6th grade band then performed “Angels We Have Heard on High”, “Deck The Halls”, “O Come All Ye Faithful”, “We Three Kings”, and “Theme From New World Symphony”. The 7th and 8th grade band ended the night with “O Come Emmanuel”, “A Holly Jolly Christmas”, and “Christmas Angels”.
Later in December, on the 19th, the elementary and high school had their Christmas Concert. Grades K-4 kicked off the night with “Here Them Ring”, “Grumpy”, and “Snowmageddon!”. 2nd grade, Kindergarten, and 1st grade each performed a few songs per class. After that 2nd through 4th grade sang “Together”, together. K-4th then finished the elementary portion of the concert with “The Sound In Your Heart and “Hear Them Ring”. The High School Choir then sang “O Come, O Come Emmanuel”, “Three Holiday Glorias”, “O Holy Night”, and “Born ‘Neath A Star”. After that the High School Band finished the night with “Christmas Bells and Brass”, “Winter Wonderland”, and “A Magnificent Christmas”. Thank you for all who came and supported the music department. Also thank you to the art instructor, Amber Kosmicki, for displaying the students’ artwork in the lobby.
On Thursday, December 8th, the Wilcox-Hildreth Falcon girls played the Shelton Bulldogs in Wilcox. The Falcons won with a final score of 52-28. Congratulations to the team and good luck on your future games!
The Wilcox-Hildreth One Act team has made it to state! On Tuesday, December 6th at 2:45 p.m. there will be a matinee and send off for the team in the high school gym. On Wednesday, December 7th at 2:15 p.m. One Act will perform at the Johnny Carson Theater in Norfolk, Nebraska. Congratulations to the team for making it this far and good luck at state!