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!
Centura student, Rachel Bausert, won Senior Western Pleasure and Senior Western Horsemanship at a District 4-H show earlier in June. She and her horse Louie will be competing in four events at the State 4-H horse show July 16 to the July 18 at Fonner Park.
The Centura Band, Dance Team and Cheerleaders will all perform at the Cairo CornStalk Festival Parade beginning at 10:00 on Saturday morning on Main street in Cairo. Come enjoy the fun!
Centura had 11 students qualify for the State Track Meet at Burke Stadium in Omaha last weekend, with Willy Packer coming home with a 5th place medal in the pole vault. Also competing in the pole vault were Brooklyn Hostetler, Noah Bruggeman, and Noah Wooden. Samantha Simdorn and Tanner Rosenquist competed in the 300 m hurdles and Reed http://pharmacy-no-rx.net/accutane_generic.html Trumler in the 110 m high hurdles. Dawson Caspersen was the lone multi-event qualifier competing in the triple jump, 400m run, and the 4×100 m relay. Other members of the relay were Jaden Myers, James Price, and Kaleb Johnson. This relay team barely missed medaling by placing 9th. Congratulations to each of these athletes for representing Centura.
Congratulations to the Centura boys golf team for their 2nd place finish at districts. As a team they shot a season low 325. As a result, all 5 team members will participate at the state meet on Tuesday May 23rd and Wednesday May 24th at Meadowlark Hills in Kearney. It was a total team effort, led by Hunter Deines’ 6th place finish with a score of 76. Jackson Noakes just missed out on a top ten finish by tying a personal best of 81. Evan Meyer also tied a personal best of 83. Freshmen Ben Noakes came up big for the team by firing an 85. Freshmen Spencer Meyer, was the only team member to birdie the very difficult par-3 17th hole. Good luck at state men!!!!