Twenty-Five Centura FBLA Members To Compete At State

Callie Gorecki, junior member, prepares for just one of the many competitions to be held at the FBLA State Leadership Conference next week. She and Taylor Grabowski, also a junior, partnered with Pathway Bank, providing savings lessons and the opportunity to save money, to Centura 4th, 5th, and 6th graders. After preparing and submitting a report of their project, Gorecki and Grabowski found out last week that they were one of eight teams across Nebraska to present their project at state. Grace McDonald was selected to present her speech she prepared about the importance of FBLA. While these students were selected as finalists, many competitors have to wait until getting to Omaha to compete and find out their results. Centura FBLA will be attending the conference with 3,000 students across the state. Good Luck Centurions! The following is a list students and their competitions:

Hailey Anderson: Introduction to Business Communication, Agribusiness, Advertising

Amber Baldwin: E-business, Introduction to Financial Math, Introduction to Business Communication, Business Calculations

Macy Baldwin: E-business, Business Calculations, Business Communications

Lauryn Bernt: Introduction to Business Communication, Introduction to Financial Math, Business Math and Financial Literacy, Word Processing

Claire Caspersen: Public Service Announcement, Introduction to Business Communication, Introduction to Financial Math

Katie Dethlefs: Community Service Project, Job Interview, Business Communication

Miranda Frerichs: Business Calculations, Business Communication, Social Media Campaign

Gretchen Fritz: Community Service Project, Business Communication, Business Calculations

Jadyn Gentleman: Introduction to Business Communication, Introduction to Business, Introduction to Financial Math

Callie Gorecki: Agribusiness, Partnership with Business Project, Business Communication

Taylor Grabowski: Partnership with Business Project, Agribusiness, Introduction to Business Communication

Madison Hickok: Business Calculations, Business Communication, Digital Video Production

Elayna Holcomb: Digital Video Production, Introduction to Business Communication, Word Processing

Rhegan Jensen: Business Math and Financial Literacy, Introduction to Business Communication, Introduction to Financial Math.

Nicholas Kortz: Mobile Application Development, Introduction to Business Communication, Introduction to Information Technology

Emily Krolikowski: Business Communication, Business Calculations, Job Interview

Grace McDonald: Business Communication, Publication Design, Public Speaking, Electronic Career Portfolio

Cortney Mullins: Introduction to Business Communication, Introduction to Financial Math, Introduction to Business

Joselyn Mullins: Introduction to Business, Introduction to Business Communication, Introduction to Financial Math

Juan Perez: Introduction to Financial Math, Introduction to Business Communication, Business Calculations

Sydney Perez: Introduction to Business Communication, Introduction to Financial Math, Business Math and Financial Literacy, Career Exploration

Jayden Schunamen: Graphic Design, Business Communication, Community Service Project

Colten Seevers: Introduction to Business Communication, Mobile Application Development, Introduction to Information Technology

Morgan Semm: Introduction to Business Communication, Introduction to Financial Math, Business Math and Financial Literacy, Word Processing

Austin Simmons: Social Media Campaign, Business Communication, Business Calculations

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.

Centura Students Qualified for LouPlatte Conference All-Academic Team

Centura students were recently recognized to the LouPlatte Conference All-Academic Team.  The student requirements to be recognized are: 1) the senior student must be an active memer of a co-curricular activity sponsored by the LouPlatte Conference or the NSAA  2)  The senior student must have a minimum accumulative Grade Point Average of 3.5 through the end of the preceding semester.

Congratulations to the following Centura students for qualifying for the LouPlatte Conference All-Academic Team:

Rachel Baustert; Shelby Budde; Abby Hadenfeldt; Heather Hewitt; Emily Krolikowski; Ally Phillips; Kaitlin Dethlefs; Barrett Selden; Emily Serr; Sydney Grudzinski; Brynn Korinek; Dawson Caspersen; William Packer; Diana Ramirez; Madison Harston, and Noah Bruggeman.

Centura Students Selected to LouPlatte Academic All-Conference

The following Centura students were selected  to the LouPlatte Academic All-Conference Team.  The following criteria must be met to be selected to the Academic All-Conference Team:

Senior Student must score 26 or above on the ACT.  A junior year score may be submitted during the senior year.

Centura students qualifying:  Shelby Budde, Rachel Baustert, Kaitlin Dethlefs, Abby Hadenfeldt, Heather Hewitt; John Kortz; Emily Krolikowski; William Packer

Congratulations to the aforementioned students on their Academic All-Conference selection.

Centura Boys and Girls Basketball Players Receive LouPlatte Honors

  The LouPlatte Conference meeting was held March 14 at Riverside Golf Course where LPC basketball coaches selected first-team, second-team, and honorable mention student-athletes to receive LouPlatte Conference basketball awards.  The following Centura students were recognized:

First Team All Conference:  Emily Krolikowski;  Joe Carey

Second Team:  Dawson Caspersen

Honorable Mention: Brooklyn Hostetler; Ben Oman and Noah Wooden

Congratulations to the athletes and their coaches.


Centura FFA members attend 212 Conference

212 degrees is the temperature at which water boils. Using this as their metaphor, the Nebraska FFA put on a conference in Kearney to help FFA members try to realize that making an impact begins with a strong action, like what can happen when water boils. At the FFA’s 212 conference, the Centura FFA had 10 members attend the conference to try and improve their leadership skills. The event is open to members from all over the state and included over 200 students. Members are encouraged to try and realize their potential as the meet new people and develop their interpersonal skills. The ten members from Centura are very active and attended to learn and bring back those skills to their chapter.

Students pictured on website:

Back row: Katelyn Fanta, Lucy Kohtz, Alexis Moslander, Taylor Grabowski, Eli Wooden, and Kile Bentley.
Front row: Cassidy Vacha, Natalie Burdett, Tyler Myers, and Tate Trumler