On Monday, March 13th, the senior American Government class went to Lincoln. Their first stop was at the state’s capitol. After arriving at the capitol they received the opportunity to tour Nebraska’s oldest library. In the library there were murals, many wooden carvings of corn and wheat, and even hidden doors in the bookshelves. After the library tour, the senior class got to talk to Senator Kuehn. In the discussion the students had the opportunity to ask about the Senator’s primary bill concerning the death penalty. Discussions pertaining to NeSA and juniors being required to take the ACT was also brought up. The Senator also shared with the seniors that the days that he is not in session, he is a farmer near Heartwell and Minden. After talking to Senator Kuehn, the senior class got to watch a filibuster in the unicameral concerning helmet laws for motorcyclists traveling in Nebraska. Around 11:30 the senior class left the Nebraska’s Capitol building and headed to Lincoln Correctional Center (LCC). At LCC, after everyone was checked in students got a tour of the prison. When the tour was over, they got an opportunity to ask both the prison guards and a prisoner questions about their experiences at the prison. They talked about Domesti-Pups Training, a program for prisoners to train dogs for people with disabilities. After this the students got on the bus and headed back to Wilcox! Overall, it was a very successful day for the senior American Government class!
On Thursday, Youth Leadership showed off their prom dresses in the nursing homes! They went to Christian Homes first. At Christian Homes, the students walked around the whole facility and showed off their prom attire from door to door. After that, they went to Holdrege Memorial Homes and talked to a group of people. They discussed the prices of their prom dresses and how their night went. Overall, they had a great time!
On Wednesday, April 26th, the Wilcox-Hildreth Quiz Bowl Team went to Holdrege for District Quiz Bowl. The team placed third at districts and they were one win short of making it to state! Congrats to the Quiz Bowl team and Mrs. Lambert on such a great year!
On Friday, April 21st, the Wilcox-Hildreth Choir and some band students went to Loomis for district music. The Results are as following:
Earning superior ratings at the District Music Contest was
Victoria R- Vocal Solo
Girls Trio- Lil P, Grace P, and Kat P
Lil P-Vocal Solo
Sydnie V-Vocal Solo
Girls Ensemble- Jessica N, Emily S, Paige T, Grace P, Kat P, Jessica R, Victoria R, Carlie R, Sydnie V, Bryane L, and Lil P
Receiving excellent ratings was
Girls Duet- Lil and Grace P
and Trumpet Solo- Stephen
Congratulations to the high school music students!
The Wilcox-Hildreth High School Spring Concert was held Monday, April 10th, at 7 P.M. in the Wilcox Gym. The night kicked off with “A Distant Shore”, “Sing With Jubilation!”, and “Didn’t My Lord Deliver Daniel”, performed by the Falcon Choir. Then the girls’ ensemble sang “The River Sleeps Beneath the Sky”. After that, Lilian and Grace P sang an “Amazing Grace” duet. Then Victoria R did “All My Trials” as a solo performance and Jessica R sang “To the Sky” as her solo. After that Stephen L performed “Andantino” as a Trumpet Solo. Trevor Young did “Minuet” for his alto saxophone solo. Victoria and Jessica R then performed a duet of “Skye Boat Song”. Lil did an amazing solo of “The Little Irish Girl”. Kat, Lil, and Grace then sang “Coming Home”. Then the band performed, “Too Beautiful for Words”, “A Song of Hope”, “Snakebite!”, “Make It Shake”, “Paint It Black”, and “Falcon Pride”. A big thanks to band Mr. Trausch, accompanist Jan Schneider, and art instructor Miss. Kosmicki!
Dear WILCOX-HILDRETH Parents,
This year the Post Prom Committee is holding post prom at Gutterz in Holdrege. Students will be picked up from the Wilcox building at 12:30am and transported by school bus to Gutterz. The event is scheduled to end around 3:30am and students will be transported back to the Wilcox building by school bus. Please make sure they have transportation home from the Wilcox building once they have returned from post prom. If you have any questions or would like to help with Post Prom please contact Susan Potter at 308-390-1216 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Your Wilcox Hildreth Post Prom Committee
The quiz bowl team played against FKC HS at Axtell. The Wilcox Hildreth high school quiz bowl placed first at at the meet. The Wilcox Hildreth quiz bowl has to win one more meet to see if they will be going to state.
The Second Graders are having a Lemonade and Treat Sale on Wednesday, April, 12. If you would like to support the Second Grade, they will be selling at two times. The first time will from 9:15-10:15, the following time will be from 1:30-2:30. Both the treats and the lemonade will be 25 cents each. The money is going towards the AR Star Store.
On Thursday, April 6th, the Wilcox-Hildreth FBLA left for the FBLA State Leadership Conference (SLC) in Omaha at 7 a.m. Upon arrival in Omaha, the FBLA members stopped for brunch at Cracker Barrel. After checking into the hotel and going to registration the members attended the 2016-2017 SLC opening session. At the session schools were recognized for starting new chapters, gaining more members, and receiving ribbons. The opening session also had the conference’s key speaker, Hoan Do, talk. Hoan Do is a coach, author, and competed in American Ninja Warrior. Hoan Do’s message was “success is not what you know, but what you do”. After Hoan Do spoke, 2017-2018 state officer candidates, gave their speeches on why they should be elected. When the opening session ended FBLA members went to their competitions. The competitions throughout the SLC ranged from job interviews, accounting tests, and computer programming. Friday consisted of more competitions, delegates voting, an honorable mention session, and a FBLA dance. At the session Friday night, Wilcox-Hildreth left with two awards. The first award was to James and Lisa Ziebarth for outstanding volunteers, Alec Z went on stage to accept this award. James and Lisa have donated both Nebraska Cornhusker football tickets and their time to the Wilcox-Hildreth FBLA Chapter for many years. The next award was a Phi Beta Lambda (PBL) Scholarship given to Skylar H. This scholarship gives $100 towards tuition and pays for the students first year of PBL dues. On Saturday, April 8th, before heading home the Wilcox-Hildreth FBLA attended the closing awards session for the 2016-2017 FBLA SLC. At the session, the new 2017-2018 state officers were handed the gavel and more awards were given to competitors. Brooke G, Skylar H, and Riley P were awarded 5th Place in E-Business! After the ceremony, the FBLA members headed back to Wilcox. Overall, it was a very successful week for the Wilcox-Hildreth FBLA Chapter!
The week of March 26th-30th, around 32 of the high school students, from sophomores to seniors, hopped on a red-eye flight from Omaha to Chicago. Then, on a flight from Chicago to Washington D.C., the nation’s Capitol. Students arrived on a Sunday afternoon and spent the rest of the day at the Smithsonian Museums exploring at their own will.
The following day, students went to the Washington National Cathedral, and spent a couple of hours in the Holocaust Museum, along with the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center and took a night tour of some war memorials.
On Tuesday, the group went to the Mount Vernon Estate and Gardens where George Washington lived. They then went to Arlington Nation Cemetery and were able to watch the changing of the guards at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. They finished off the day with a visit to Madame Tussauds Wax Museum.
On Wednesday, the group took a bus to Gettysburg and toured the area all day, and ended the night with a “Haunted” Gettysburg Ghost Tour.
Thursday was the final day of the trip, and the kids visited the newly built Air and Space Museum. They were then able to view a play at Ford’s Theatre. It was cut short when the fire alarms went off during the play and everyone was forced to evacuate the building, where fire trucks and police vehicles arrived shortly after. No info was released as to why this happened. The kids then traveled back to Nebraska and arrived around 2 a.m. Friday morning. It was a great trip and everybody learned a lot. It was definitely a once in a lifetime experience.