Trey and Nick pictured with Dr. Ron Hull (commissioner and co-founder of NET) Photo courtesy of Mrs. Beth Gross
On Thursday, June 13th, Centura sophomores Trey Schultz and Nick Kortz traveled to Winter Quarters in Florence (Omaha) along with Social Studies teacher, Mrs. Beth Gross, and Nebraska author, Dr. Jean Lukesh. There, they persuaded the eight-member panel of the Nebraska Hall of Fame Commissioners to induct Solon Borglum into the Nebraska Hall of Fame.
Solon Borglum was a world-renowned sculptor who earned the title, “Sculptor of the Prairie”. Solon’s local contribution included: ranching, carving a giant Indian face on the side of St. Michael’s bluff on land owned by Trey’s grandfather, Charles Keptar; helping construct White Cloud Schoolhouse, which sits near Nicholas’s home; and serving the area as a gunless sheriff. In addition to the above, Solon was a painter, one of the first Boy Scout Leaders in America, a World War I veteran and Croix de Guerre recipient (without ever carrying a gun) and much, much more.
Nick and Trey will be traveling to the Capitol on Wednesday, August 2nd with Mrs. Gross and Dr. Lukesh for the final hearing. Then, the inductee to the Nebraska Hall of Fame will be announced and televised at approximately 3:00 p.m. Trey and Nick are to be commended for their hard work and diligence to this project which begin almost 2 years ago while students in Mrs. Gross’s Nebraska History class. These young men have represented Centura with PRIDE. Both are earning a statewide reputation as fine, young historians. Good job Trey and Nick!
GOOD LUCK to district champions and state qualifiers for the state speech meet. Representing Centura will be Grace McDonald in Humorous and Kaleb Schuster in Extemp! Continue reading →
Congratulations Jr. High students in Science Olympiad Results. Tate Trumler and Lauryn Bernt for their 3rd place finish in Fast Facts, Lauryn Bernt and Rhegan Jensen for 5th place in Scrambler, Tate Trumler and KoriAnne Moslander for 2nd place in A & P. Continue reading →
Congratulations to the High School Track Girls Team for placing 2nd at the UNK Invitational Meet. Student Event Place Brooklyn Hostetler Girls 55 M Dash 4th Brynn Korinek Girls 200 M Dash 2nd Brynn Korinek Girls 400 M Dash 4th Caitlin States Girls 400 M Dash 5th Hailey States Girls1 Mile run 4th Abby […] Continue reading →
The following groups achieved medals in the Science Olympiad at UNK: 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 […] Continue reading →
Centura students were well represented at the Lou Platte Conference Art Show held on Saturday, March 18, 2017. The following are results of Centura Students: Centura Student Category Name of Piece Place Grace McDonald Pencil Drawing-Portrait Little Bitty 2nd place Heather Hewitt Pencil Drawing-Other Linus Without Lucy Honorable Mention Grace McDonald Pencil Drawing-Portrait Falling Honorable […] Continue reading →
Recently, Centura history teacher Beth. Gross accompanied two of her student, Nick Kortz and Trey Schultz, to Lincoln. The boys presented before a board of commissioners to nominate sculptor Solon Borglum for inclusion in the Nebraska Hall of Fame. This journey was the culmination of an eighth-grade history project the boys started last year. Congratulations […] Continue reading →
Mark your calendars for January 24th! Centura 4th, 5th, and 6th graders will be performing their “Bounce to the Beat” during the half time of both boys and girls varsity games. Your student will be bringing home more details as we get closer to the date. The Centura FFA BBQ is also taking place that […] Continue reading →
Congratulations to these students for being on the UP list this week. William Ford: 7th grade Math Tanner Simdorn: 7th grade Math Jayden: 7th Grade Math Great job kids on working hard and becoming great mathematicians. Continue reading →