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Celebrate the holiday season with the Country Christmas Tour of Homes!

Celebrate the holiday season with the Country Christmas Tour of Homes!  Tickets can be purchased for $20 each in advance at Pathway Bank in Cairo, Boelus State Bank in Boelus, Kerry’s Grocery in Dannebrog, in the High School office and at The Vault in Cairo. All members of the Centura Junior class will have tickets for sale. Tickets can also be purchased on the day of the tour at The Vault or at any of the participating homes. The tour will be open from 2:00pm to 5:00pm on Sunday, December 17th. Join us afterward at The Vault in Cairo for refreshments and holiday door prizes. All proceeds from this event will be used by the Centura Junior Class to host Prom.

Centura Girl’s Basketball Wins Season Opener; Falls to Wood River

Coach Thober reported that the Centura Girl’s Basketball team played ok for the first game against Sandy Creek.   He said, “There was a time I thought we had a chance to put them away, Turman would hit a sort or two to keep them in the game.  We played hard but left a lot of points out there with missed bunnies and opportunities.”

Scoring by Quarters

Centura          12        13        10        18        Total 53

Sandy Creek  10        5          13        14        Total 42

Leading Centura Scorers 

Claire Caspersen     15

Morgan Semm         12

Emily Krolikowski    11

Kaleigh Johnson      8

Brook Hostetler        4

Darci Reimers          2

Sam Simdorn           1

Opponent leading scorer           Kenzie Turman         17

Against Wood River Coach Thober indicated that the team played really well in a lot of areas. “Our defense was pretty good except a few breakdowns and we ran our offense well, took good shots, and got to the foul line.  The biggest problem we had is we were 9 of 25 from the free throw line, missed a ton of easy shots, and had some foul trouble”, reported Coach Thober.  “Even with that we still had a good chance to win it at the end!”

Scoring by Quarters

Centura          8          10        8          13        39

Opponent      8          6          12        16         42

Leading Scorers

Morgan Semm          7

Emily Krolikowski    10

Kaleigh Johnson      9

Brook Hostetler        7

Sam Simdorn          6

Opponent leading scorer     Boston Boucher        14

Centura One Act in Preparation for District Competition

The one act team hosted a dinner theater Monday night in the little gym. There were close to 150 guests in attendance.  The performance was a final practice before the team headed to Holdrege for district competition.

There are many people that go into making a one act successful, each one playing an important role in a successful production. The most obvious is the cast members, they are the actors and actresses on the stage. The sound crew helped search and develop the music for the performance. This is a very important element in a show. The music is the icing on the cake that makes a show memorable and really help set the mood of the play. Our sound crew also plays the music for us during the show. The light crew consists of students running the light board as well as the spot light. Much like the music this helps set the mood for the show. The make-up and hair crew create their masterpieces before the show. They work hard to help the actors become their character through make-up and hair. Last but not least we have the stage crew. They play an important role, they help set the stage with our set, they fix set pieces, print programs, strike the stage when we are done, paint, and whatever else I need done. They are the sponsors’  go to helpers.

Tex-Mex Fundraiser Friday Night December 1st

On Friday, December 1st the High School Choir will be having their annual Tex-Mex Fundraiser in the cafeteria from 4:30-8:30pm during the basketball games. The meal will be $6 and will include tacos, chips, rice, beans and a homemade dessert. The money raised will help pay for the choir to sing at a festival in Kansas City in April as well as help fund future choir events.

Centura One Act in Competition Season

The One Act team competed in Minden on Saturday earning 3rd place and the following students won acting awards: Nate Ruhl, Colten Seevers, and Grace McDonald.

The team then competed at the LouPlatte Conference in Central City on Tuesday placing 7th overall and the following students earning acting awards: Miranda Frerichs, Madi Hickok, Kiana Schuster, Heather Hewitt, Diana Ramirez, Brynn Korinek, Sam Sokol, Breanna Fanta, Caitlin States, Maddi Rasmussen, Jaelyn Gross, Colten Seevers, Riley Adams, and Grace McDonald.

Monday the One Act team will host a  Dinner Theater at 7pm in the old gym. Doors will open at 6:45pm admission is $7 for adults and $5 for students.

Next Wednesday the team will travel to Holdrege for Districts. The performance will be at 10:30am at the Tassel.

Centura Help-Desk Students Share Knowledge at the 99th NASB Conference

Centura Help-Desk students Seniors – Jayden Schuneman and Dylan Rasmussen; and Sophomores- Nick Kortz, Michael Anderson, and Colten Seevers along with Centura’s Lan Manager, Kenley Reimers traveled to Omaha to share the common tasks, procedures, and jobs that the Centura Help Desk students provide for other students at the Nebraska Association of School Board’s State Conference.

Jayden exclaimed, “The conference wasn’t boring lecture after lecture, instead it was inquisitive minds walking around and asking questions about what it is you do.” She also stated, “Being asked all these questions was refreshing and very eye-opening on how different people can be interested in the same thing. Watching so many of the older generation look at us in amazement as we explained that we are a group of students that fix computers was so amazing. Knowing that we bring the same kind of amazement to the younger generation was also a sight to see!”

Mr. Reimers reported that the students passed out 32 business cards to administrators and/or school board members who stopped by to see what the Centura Technology Help Desk did for Centura Public Schools. Mr. Reimers said, “Individuals were truly impressed with how the help desk students’ work saves the district about $200 per screen that they fix and about $100 per hard drive they repair.“  Mr. Reimers also reported that the help desk students come to him with ideas of what the group can work on and that they are always up for new challenges.

Leadership is Key to take Centurion Wrestlers to the Next Level

Behind an experienced roster sprinkled with some transfers, Centura High coach Dan Carlson believes his team has the potential to find plenty of success on the mats this winter.  “After a season like last year where we lost some of our best wrestlers to injury, I think this year the biggest key is finding leadership,” Carlson said.  “Even though our roster will have a lot of wrestlers on it, we are looking for leaders to take us to the next level.”

The Centurions lone returning state qualifier is junior Austin Simmons, who is expected to fill the 220-pound spot.  Coach Carlson also listed the following letter winners as having potential to wrestle at the varsity level:  Nate Deterding, Nolan Johnson, Tyler Spotanski, Dustin Charron, Lucas Coronado, Tyler Gates, Casey Kuszak, Nate Ruhl, James Adams, Micheal Anderson, Kile Bentley, Judson Bonsack, and Mekki Melgoza.

For District action, the wrestlers will head to North Bend Central.  The Centurions will open the season at Ravenna on December 1st.

Article by Central Nebraska Prep

Centura One-Act Dinner Theater

The One Act Team would like to invite you to their Dinner Theater on Monday, November 27th at 7pm. This will be a soup supper followed by the performance of “The Insanity of Mary Girard” put on by the Centura High School One Act.

Doors will open at 6:45pm, Tickets are available at the door. Adults are $7 and students $5. Children under 5 are free.  However, you may not want to bring small children to this show, there is some mature content and could be scary for them.

The Centura One-Act team has one performance under their belt where Grace McDonald won an acting award.  The team will compete Saturday and on Monday.

Centura Girl’s Basketball to Mix Upperclassmen with Newcomers in Hopes of Improving

The Centura girl’s basketball team is looking for more wins on the hardwood this winter after posting a 7-17 season a year ago.  Third-year head coach, Jeff Thober has confidence his team may have the right pieces to put more victories in the win-column this season.  Coach Thober reported, “We will be a much improved-team from last season.  We have a nice mix of upperclassmen and youngsters that will all help contribute to our success.”  Coach Thober’s high school basketball coaching record is 240 wins and 109 losses in fourteen years.

Four starters return, led by senior Emily Krolikowski, who is expected to be one of the top players in the LouPlatte Conference after averaging 15.3 points and 7.3 rebounds per outing a year ago.  Juniors Sam Simdorn, Kaleigh Johnson, and Brooklyn Hostetler are expected to join her in the lineup.

Freshman Morgan Semm is expected to see action in the Centurions’ back court as well.  In conference action, Thober indicated that Ord and Ravenna look to be the top two teams.  Centura opens the season hosting Sandy Creek on December 1.

Coach Thober summed up the anticipation by stating, “We have the ingredients it takes to be a very good team!”

Information from Central Nebraska Prep Winter Edition