On Monday, April 23, the Wilcox-Hildreth Youth Leadership group headed to Holdrege to model their prom dresses and tuxes. The group first went to Christian Homes to model the dresses and then headed over to Holdrege Homes. All the residents marveled at the beautiful dresses. The group had a very fun time modeling their dresses and tuxes and meeting new people.
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.
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!
K-4 Students and their teachers took part in the Kindness Olympics on the morning of Valentine’s Day. Classes entered the gym with Olympic fanfare and started the Kindness Olympics with a brief description of what the Olympic rings represent and what the ideals of the real Olympic games are for the world.
Before the Kindness Olympics games began, all participants recited this pledge of kindness:
I pledge to myself, On this very day, To try to be kind, In every way.
To every person, Big or small, I will help them, If they fall.
When I love myself, And others too, That is the best, That I can do!
At the conclusion of the Kindness Olympics Mrs. Simmons presented the students with The Great Kindness Challenge: Family Edition. Each student was given a list of 50 acts of kindness. Families are encouraged to complete the Random Act of Kindness list as a family and submit it to Mrs. Simmons or Mrs. Gibb by April 30th for a chance to win movie passes to the Franklin Theater.
In case you missed it or want to take a closer look, here is the link to the slides that Karen Haase used when she presented at Wilcox-Hildreth on January 9th. Karen Haase at Wilcox-Hildreth