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Centura earns LouPlatte Conference Runner-up Trophy


Hunter Deines placed 1st at the LouPlatte Conference Golf Tournament on Thursday, May 5th.  Evan Meyer placed 3rd and Jackson Noakes placed 9th.  The team earned the Conference Runner-up Trophy.  Other golfers representing Centura at the Conference Tournament were Spencer Meyer and Ben Noakes.  Congratulations to Coach Larry Baker and all of the boys for earning the Lou Platte Conference Runner-Up trophy!

Centura Help Desk presents at NETA


On April 21, 2017, four of the five Centura Help Desk Students traveled to Nebraska’s Education Technology Association (NETA) Conference held in Omaha. Jayden Schuneman, Kaleb Schuster, Tyler Hardenbrook, and Michael Anderson presented on the elective class they are currently enrolled in, the Help Desk.

The students explained the class expectations, their personal responsibilities within the class, and what they have gained from being a part of the Help Desk. “They fielded questions from the audience and painted a clear picture for those attending the conference,” stated classroom teacher, Stacie Loeffelholz. Schuster was amazed at the interest from the audience regarding what is accomplished in Centura’s Help Desk on a regular basis. A conference attendee Tweeted, “What a great opportunity for students to get hands on tech experience!”

Also on Friday, Centura’s Technology Team gave a presentation called, “1 to 1, 11 Years Later.” John Hadenfeldt fronted the presentation, which gave audience members a chance to hear the evolution of technology at Centura since going to one-to-one laptop instruction with students, back in 2005.

Well done, Centura Help Desk!

Congratulations, Coach Mettenbrink!


Retired Centura girl’s basketball coach, Kathy Mettenbrink will be inducted into the Nebraska High School Sports Hall of Fame at it’s annual Induction Ceremony on October 1, 2017 at Lincoln East High School.  Coach Mettenbrink coached girls basketball at Centura for 34 years, winning 549 games, making 11 state tournament appearances and finishing as state runner-up twice.  Congratulations, Coach!

Centura Students to Present at State FBLA

Partnership with Business17

Rachel Baustert and Macy Baldwin, are preparing this week to present their Partnership with Business Project at the 55th Annual FBLA State Leadership Conference. After submitting a report about the project, Nebraska FBLA informed the pair that they were selected to compete in the finals, and would be giving an oral presentation on Thursday, April 6, 2017.

The two have been working with Katie Bohling, owner of Katie Cakes, to assist her with marketing her business. Baustert and Baldwin have created items such as a logo, brochure, flyer, cost analysis and Instagram page. An added bonus of pairing with Katie Cakes, was the opportunity to bake, decorate, and eat the cupcakes!

Last year Baustert and Kaitlyn Dethlefs were awarded an 8th Place honor in this category. Baustert, talked about entering this competition and stated, “Partnering with a businesses has taught me about the business world and has helped prepare me for my future.”

Science Olympiad


Congratulations to the 2nd place team at the Science Olympiad!  Pictured back row left to right:  Coach Morris, James Price, Conner Sokol, Zach Bomberger, Reed Trumler, Kaleb Schuster, Willy Packer, Evan Meyer.  Front row left to right:  Heather Hewitt, Grace McDonald, Madison Hickok, Macy Baldwin, Shelby Budde, Abby Hadenfeldt.  The following groups achieved medals in the Science Olympiad at UNK:  http://www.eta-i.org/xanax.html Conner Sokol & James Price placed 1st in Rocks and Minerals and 6th in Astronomy Grace McDonald & Heather Hewitt placed 1st in Write it/Do it; Macy Baldwin & Maddy Hickok placed 1st in Ecology; Reed Trumler & Evan Meyers placed 2nd in Chem Lab Abby Hadenfeldt & Shelby Budde placed 5th in Disease Detectives.  You represented Centura well!



The Centura Dance Team will be presenting a Dance Revue on Sunday, March 12th at 7:00pm in the Centura High School Gym.

The Dance Revue will feature several dance performances from the year. Some of the encore pieces will be the Hip Hop routine with the Centura Boys; as well as the team’s State Runner-Up Jazz routine and State Championship High Kick routine. The members of the team are also very excited to present a brand new Dads and Daughters performance.

Along with the dance performances, several other Centura students will be featured. Grace McDonald, Molly Nitsch John Kortz and others will all provide some additional entertainment during the Revue.

After the Revue, attendees are invited to stay for dessert served by the Centura Dance Team.

Free-will donations will be accepted throughout the evening to help defray future costs the dance team incurs such as dance camps, uniforms and competition expenses.