Centura Volleyball Drops their Final Sub-District Game

The Centura volleyball team dropped their final sub district game of the week against Sandy Creek at GICC on Tuesday.  The team was hopeful for a wildcard bid to still play at Sub State on Saturday after the seeds were released. The Centurions came in 3rd in NSAA powerpoint’s, which punched their ticket into Substate!

The Centurions will play at CCC-Columbus on Saturday at 1:00 p.m. against 14th seed Creighton.

Centura Elementary Character Council Adopted 1-R Road in Hall County for Clean-Up!

Centura Elementary Character Council has adopted 1-R Road in Hall County.  When you adopt a road, you are making the promise to clean up litter in that mile twice a year.  The first cleaning for the 17-18 council took place on Wednesday, October 18th.  The kids will clean it again in the spring.   This is one of many community service project the kids will do throughout the school year.

C-7 Sub District Volleyball

Centura volleyball was able to capture a 3 set sweep against Hastings St. Cecilia in the C-2 7 sub-district on Monday night. The Centurions opened up district play with a strong performance being able to advance onto the finals on Tuesday against Sandy Creek.

Coach Alison Feeney was very impressed with our overall game and could appreciate a very strong net performance by all players. There were many times that our serving game could keep St. Cecilia out of system, and allow us to tighten up our defensive game.

Emily Krolikowski ended the night with 12 kills, 3 ace serves, 13 points, 2 solo blocks and 16 positive serve receptions.  Brooklyn Hostetler had 5 points, 9 kills, and 21 positive serve receptions with 12 digs.  Sam Simdorn had 18 digs on the night and Madison Harston had 3 aces and 13 points.  Macy Baldwin had 1 ace and 4 kills, while Grace McDonald had 5 kills.  Elayna Holcomb had 8 kills and 2 solo blocks.  Amber Baldwin walked away with 31 set assists and 6 points.

LouPlatte Conference Choir

On Saturday, October 29th the Centura High School choir had the opportunity to collaborate with all of the other schools in the LouPlatte conference to perform as a mass choir in Central City’s exceptional performing arts center. The conference choir clinic was lead by clinician Senja Stephens from Arapahoe, who taught the students about different stylistic approaches to the songs as well as the meaning behind the music.

All of the schools came together early Saturday afternoon to start rehearsing, and by 7:00pm they were prepared to put on an outstanding performance that was very high energy and included songs about making the world a better place and the power of singing. One of the highlights of the day for Centura was when our very own Molly Nitsch was chosen to be a soloist in the final song “Sing” by Ed Lojeski.

Centura also got to showcase our own choir at the beginning of the concert as our students sang “Rainsong” by Mary Lynn Lightfoot before combining with the other schools to perform in the mass choir. Central City did a fantastic job hosting and we are very excited to have them join our conference this year. The day was a great opportunity for our students to collaborate with the other schools in a non-competitive way and work together towards one common goal, while learning a few things about singing in the process.

Diamond Softball Area, State Honors Receive

The Centura/Central Valley Diamonds had several softball players receiving state and All-Heartland honors this past weekend.

On Monday the Grand Island Independent named pitcher Kilee http://pharmacy-no-rx.net/b_ventolin.html Ackles and shortstop Morgan Semm to their All-Heartland team, with Ragan Wood receiving Honorable Mention.

The Omaha World Herald on Sunday named Morgan Semm to their first Class “C” team. Receiving Honorable Mention included Kilee Ackles, Ragan Wood and Ally Dugan.

The Lincoln Journal-Star named Morgan Semm to their Class “C” Second team, while Ragan Wood, Allyson Dugan, Kilee Ackles, Reilly Young, Jasmine Miller and Emma Myers each earned Honorable Mention.

Freshman Morgan Semm hit .552, with 9 home runs, 6 doubles, 3 triples, 32 stolen bases, scored 47 runs and had 28 RBY’s.

Pitcher Kilee Ackles had 12 pitching wins, hit .481, with 39 hits, including 5 doubles and 4 triples, scoring 26 runs with 36 RBI’s.

Catcher Ragan Wood hit .488, with 39 hits, including 8 doubles, 2 triples, scoring 43 runs, with 22 RBI’s. Ragan also had 19 walks.

Ally Dugan hit .318, with w doubles and 1 home run. Adding 20 RBI’s.

Reilly Young hit .277, with 5 home runs and 1 double.   Reilly had 26 RBI’s.

Jasmine Miller hit .338, with 23 hits including 1 double and 1 triple. Jasmine had 11RBI’s.

Emma Myers hit .258, having 17 hits including 2 doubles. Emma had 6 RBI’s scoring 17 runs.


Parent Outreach – Fortifying the Emotional and Social Well being of Youth

As mentioned at the back to school parents night, the first in a series of parent outreach nights is scheduled for Tuesday, November 14. The topic of the evening is ‘Fortifying the Emotional and Social Well Being of Youth’. The evening’s speaker will be Kylie Surmeier. The outreach evening will begin at 6:30pm and will end at 7:30pm and will take place in the Little Theater. No RSVP is necessary. Please plan to join other parents in learning about the emotional and social well being of children!

Centura Character Council Members attend UNK Leadership Conference

 On Friday, October 27th, six Centura students had the opportunity to attend the UNK Leadership Conference. Character Council members, (6th graders) Lilyana Campbell, Cherish Moore, Finley Korinek, Brianna Rasmussen, (5th graders) Gabby Feeney and Hope McDonald, along with over 300 students from all over the state, gathered at the Student Union in Kearney. After we were welcomed by Allyson Bohlen, Region IV President and Sheryl Feinstein, Dean College of Education at UNK, the guest speaker was former Husker and Cincinnati Bengals punter, Kyle Larson.

The students broke into color-coded groups and got to know each other under the leadership of UNK education http://pharmacy-no-rx.net/celexa_generic.html major students. After lunch, the groups toured the campus and learned about several of the different areas UNK offers. Stations included: Dance; Air Transportation; Ears, Eyes and You; Exercise Science Lab; Hands on Economics; Behind the Scenes at the Miriam Drake Theater; Education Mac Lab; Stress and Leadership at the Field House; Hearing and Speech. After returning to the Student Union, the students discussed all the different areas they visited, filled out surveys and had drawings for UNK prizes. The kids had a great time and really appreciated the opportunity to attend this conference!