On Monday, February 26th, the freshman class took a trip to Curtis to compete in the science fair. Mrs. D took six students to participate. Natalie B. and Noelle R. both were awarded 3rd place. Cassandra R. was awarded honorable mention. Creed also won 2nd in his division. Evan B. won the overall award for high school and will be attending the National Science Fair Convention in Pittsburgh, PA on May 13. Congrats to all the freshman for their outstanding awards!
For two days, April 19th and 20th, the Wilcox-Hildreth concert band and choir competed in the 2018 District Music Competition. Many of our students performed either solos, duets, or as a large group. After each performance the students are given a rating of either a 1 – (Superior, the highest awarded rating), 2 – (Excellent), 3 – (Good), 4 – (Fair), 5 – (Poor). The results are as follows –
Vocal Solos –
Lillian P. – Superior (1)
Jessica R. – Superior (1)
Trevor Y. – Superior (1)
Grace P. – Superior (1)
Victoria R. – Superior (1)
Flute Solo –
Rebecca S. – Excellent (2)
Vocal Duets –
Lillian and Grace P. – Superior (1)
Victoria and Jessica R. – Superior (1)
Magnolia S. and Trevor Y. – Superior (1)
Alto Sax Duet –
Magnolia S. and Trevor Y. – Superior (1)
Percussion Ensemble – Superior (1)
Girls Ensemble – Superior (1)
Mixed Ensemble – Superior (1)
Concert Band – Excellent (2)
On Thursday, April 5th through Saturday, April 7th, several FBLA students attended the State FBLA Conference in Omaha. Nearly 2,500 FBLA members from across the state of Nebraska were in attendance. The conference consisted of the judging of projects that were completed by a few Wilcox-Hildreth chapter members, as well as testing in a desired category. If a student placed in the top 3 of their chosen test field or project area, they would be rewarded with a trip to the National FBLA Conference being held this summer in Baltimore, Maryland. The students were also able to attend seminars that had a focus of “Elevating Your Future”. As the conference wound down, our local FBLA members were nervous to hear the results of everybody’s projects and tests during the three hour awards ceremony held on Saturday. The results are as follows –
E-Business, 5th Place – A team consisting of Riley P., Brooke G. and Kathryn P, in which they built a website from the ground up for a company that sold and shipped fresh produce to your door placed 5th.
Publication Design, 7th Place – A team made up of Jordyn P. and Abby Q. created several advertising medias for the same company described above. They made posters, business cards and brochures which landed them a 7th Place certificate.
Our local FLBA advisor and business teacher, Mary Martin, also received an Advisor Service Award in honor of her five years of dedication to FBLA.
Congratulations to all of our Wilcox-Hildreth FBLA members on a fantastic year of raising the bar on what it means to be a businessmen and businesswomen as well as donating their time and raising money for causes bigger than themselves.
On Wednesday, March 28th, several High School students attended Actions Day hosted and held by Central Community College in Hastings. The students who attended Actions Day took at least two tests in a category of their preference. The results are as follows.
Caleb Springer – First Place in FCS, 4th Place in Oceanography
On Wednesday, March 22nd, choir and band students attended the FKC music conference in Eustis-Farnam. The results are as follows:
Superior Ratings – Jessica R., Lil P., Grace P.
Excellent Ratings – Victoria R., Trevor Y.
Superior Ratings – Lil P. & Grace P., Jessica R. and Victoria R.
Superior Rating – Rebecca S.B.
Alto Sax Duet
Superior Rating – Magnolia S. & Trevor Y.
Superior Rating – Caleb S., Riley P., Braiden B., and Alec M.
Girls Ensemble #1
Superior Rating – Grace P., Kat P., Jessica R., Victoria R., Chelsea G., Lil P., Sarah J., and Magnolia S.
Girls Ensemble #2
Superior Rating – Grace P., Kat P., Jessica R., Chelsea G., Lil P., Sarah J., and Magnolia S.
Excellent Rating – Trevor Y., Magnolia S.
Excellent Rating – Grace P., Kat P., Jessica R., Victoria R., Caleb S., Chelsea G., Alec M., Lil P., Trevor Y., Creed J., Sarah J., Christian P., & Magnolia S.
All of the music ensemble will compete in the NSAA District V Music Contest on April 19 and April 20, 2018, at Holdrege and Loomis respectively. Good luck musicians!
On Monday, March 26, the Wilcox-Hildreth high school quiz bowl team went to Southeren Valley to compete agianst three teams. The quiz bowl team played Loomis and lost with a score of (5-15), Alma and lost with a score of (5-40), and Arapahoe and won with a score of (30-15). Good luck on your next meet on Tuesday, April 10.
On Monday, March 19, 2018, four Wilcox-Hildreth students along with Mr. Meyers, sponsor, attended the 20th Capital Forum on America’s Future in Lincoln. This year 25 schools from across Nebraska attended the Forum, each school brought 4 students. The Forum is designed to engage students in deliberation over issues confronting the United States. These topics included Climate Change, Immigration, Nuclear Proliferation, Terrorism, and Trade. Students attending this year’s conference were: Caleb S-Climate Change, Garrett O-Immigration, Rebecca S-Nuclear Proliferation, and Carlie R-Terrorism. Once the issues are deliberated, students are divided into four groups and assigned a future role which the United States could possibly pursue in international relations. These features include: #1 Lead the World to Democracy, #2 Protect U.S. Global Interests, #3 Build a More Cooperation World, and #4 Protect the U.S. Homeland. Once each future gives a presentation for why their future is the best route to follow, students participated in a poll to vote for the future they support. In a very close vote, the students this year selected Future #3 followed closely by Future #2. The Forum ended the day with the students having the opportunity to ask questions of Nebraska’s three members of the House Representatives via a video conference. Overall is was a very demanding day but rewarding experience.
On Tuseday, March 13, the Wilcox-Hildreth science fair crew went to Hastings to compete in the science fair. Alexi H, Noelle R, Cassandra R, Georgia R, and Abby T all recieve third place. Natalie B, Creed J, Evan B, and partners Makayla J and Keya K. all recived second place. Congrats to the science fair crew for their successes.
Here’s the link where you can order your Wilcox-Hildreth State Qualifier Basketball Shirts. Orders will be delivered to the Wilcox building and we’ll get them sorted and ready for you to pick up before school gets out on Wednesday.
Eight Wilcox-Hildreth students attended and participated in the NCTA Science and Engineering Fair held at Curtis, Monday, February 26. Evan Blank was named as the top Senior winner for his project entitled: Manihot esculenta: A Raw Material for Biodegradable Plastic. Congratulations to Evan, who will present his project to the International Science Fair in Pittsburg, PA on May 13- 19, 2018!
A special thank you to everyone who participated in raising money for the March of Dimes Foundation. Your donations will help babies, parents, and families! As a school we raised a grand total of $565.00 that was donated. AWESOME!! The fourth grade took the lead with $230.67, Congratulations! Second place was the 2nd Grade class at $148.32, and coming in third was the Kindergarten. Continuing down the line 4th place-1st grade, 5th place-Freshmen, 6th place-Sophomores, 7th place-3rd grade, 8th place-Juniors, and 9th place-Seniors