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Centura FBLA Brings Home Hardware from State Competition

Centura FBLA brought home hardware from the state FBLA competition held last week. The following are the placings earned by the students:

Macy and Amber Baldwin– 8th place E-Business; Callie Gorecki and Taylor Grabowski – 8th place Partnership with Business; Grace McDonald – 5th place Public Speaking; Claire Casperson– 4th place PSA; Madison Hickok and Elayna Holcomb – 4th place Digital Video;

Quality Member Award – Miranda Frerichs

National Qualifiers:

Colten Seevers and Nick Kortz – 3rd place Mobile App Development

Juan Perez -1st Place Financial Math

Way to go Centurions!!  Congratulations to Mrs. Loeffelholz and the whole team.

Pictured: Front Row: Amber Baldwin, Macy Baldwin, Taylor Grabowski, Callie Gorecki, Miranda Frerichs
Middle Row: Lauryn Bernt, Claire Caspersen, Madison Hickok, Elayna Holcomb, Sydney Perez. Back Row: Grace McDonald, Colten Seevers, Nick Kortz, Juan Perez.

Centura Students Tested HAL Breakout EDU Boxes

Last week students in the High Ability Learner (HAL) program tested their Breakout EDU challenges they have been creating during the course of the school year.  Breakout EDU is similar to the escape room challenges except that instead of trying to break out of a room before time runs out, your team tries to solve all the puzzles and break into the box.  Students in several grades were able to test their skills including one class in 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th and two classes in 8th grade.  Four classes were successful and two were Soooo close! What’s next on the HAL agenda? Making any changes to their Breakout before family night next week.   Good-luck to the families who will participate next week!

Centura Tracksters Compete in St. Paul Track Meet

Trackster fans here are Centura’s results from this weeks meet at St. Paul:
Both the boys and girls teams earned 4th place as teams out of 8 teams.
The following are the Medalists:
Girl Team
High Jump- Claire Caspersen 5th 4-04″
Pole Vault- Brooklyn Hostetler 1st 9-8.5″ Rylee Kosmicki 2nd
Long Jump- Sam Simdorn 1st 16-8.75″
Triple Jump- Rachel Baustert 4th 29-5.5″
Shot Put- Claire Caspersen 2nd 32-08.5″
200m- Brynn Korinek 5th 30.08
400m- Caitlyn States 4th 1:06.63
800m- Sydney Perez 6th 2:49.60
1600m- Sydney Perez 6th 6:27.17
100MH- Sam Simdorn 2nd 17.60, Angelena Richarson 5th 18.67, Jadyn Gentleman 6th 18.77
300MH- Sam Simdorn 2nd 51.81, Jadyn Gentleman 6th 57.92
400m Relay- 4th 57:06 Richardson, Korinek, Hostetler, States
1600m Relay- 4th 4:39.02 Perez, Holcomb, Korinek, States
3200m Relay- 3rd 11:14.83 Garcia, Nitsch, Perez, States

Boys Team
High Jump- Ben Oman 5th 5-04″
Pole Vault- Noah Wooden 1st 13′, Noah Bruggeman 2nd 13′
Long Jump- Noah Wooden 1st 21-3.5″
Triple Jump- Willy Packer 5th 38-2.5″
Shot Put- Austin Simmons 4th 43-2.5″
Discus- Ben Oman 3rd 120-03″
200m- Willy Packer 6th 24.07
400m- Nate Ruhl 6th 57.49
1600m- Jeremiah Arndt 3rd 5:18.32, Payton Dowse 6th 5:21.67
3200m- Jeremiah Arndt 4th 11:09.21
400m Relay- 3rd 46.96 Gates, Bruggeman, Bentley, N.Wooden
1600m Relay- 2nd 3:49.82 Perez, E. Wooden, Packer, Bentley
3200m Relay- 3rd 9:20.67 Ruhl, C. Selden, Perez, Dowse

The weather was not favorable. Well it was down right miserable to coach (with not enough layers on). The kids all kept warm and helped each other to warm up. The focus was there and the athletes showed they are strong competitors.  As the season progresses,  the coaches will help the athletes slip into positions that fit their skills and we will look to fill some spots where we are not earning points. Keep coming and cheering us on.  When the results from the boys and girls 100m are shared they will be posted.

Centura Cheer Squad for 2018-19 Announced

Centura Cheer tryouts were held on March 24th.  The coaches are pleased to introduce the 18-19 Cheer Squad!

Hailey Anderson
Amber Baldwin – Captain
Brandy Friedrichsen
Breanna Fanta
Jaelyn Gross
Monyia Kelsey
Lizzi Lindell – Co-Captain
Alexis Moslander
Allie Ruhl
Sam Sokol

Tammy Serr, after serving 6 years as the cheer coach, will hand over the reins to new cheer coach Rozy Dibbern,  who will be co-coaching the cheerleaders with Monica McDonald.

Summer practices will be held weekly beginning in May. Cheer camp will be June 15th through the 17th at GINW.

The cheerleaders will host a fireworks stand from June 28th through July 4th – located at the corner of Webb Road and Highway 30 (across from Orscheln’s) in Grand Island.

You can also look for Puffin Pastry sales in August!

The girls are excited to cheer on our athletes next year!!

Centura Wrestlers Selected for All-LouPlatte Conference Wrestling

The All-LouPlatte Conference Wrestlers were selected at the March 14, LPC meeting held at Riverside Golf Club.  Wrestlers are chosen from their placings at the LPC wrestling tournament which was held on January 20th in St. Paul.

The following Centurions received conference honors:

Second Team– Austin Simmons

Honorable Mention– Judson Bonsack, Kile Bentley, Nathan Deterding, Nolan Johnson

Congratulations and way to go Centura Wrestlers!

Centura to Hold a Superintendent Search Community Open Forum

The Centura Board of Education is working diligently to prepare for the hiring of a new superintendent for the school district.  Our goal is to hire a competent and quality administrator who will continue to lead the district forward in the future.

As the school board goes through this process, input from patrons and parents, as well as staff, students, and administrators is valued.  A Community Open Forum has been scheduled for patrons and parents of the Centura School District on Thursday, April 5th at two different meetings, 5:30 – 6:15 p.m. and 6:30 -7:15 p.m. in the little theatre.  The school board asks the community to offer suggestions pertaining to skills, qualities, or characteristics of which candidates might possess in order to fill this position.