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Norfolk Senior High Students place at National Speech Competition

Thursday, May 14th, 2015

Lincoln Southwest High School served as the host school May 8-10th  for a national speech competition.  Norfolk Senior High had seven students earn bids to compete in the National Individual Events Tournament of Champions.  These seven students are L to R Krisayla Rasmussen, Ethan Carlson, Daniel Vinson,  Austin Ahlman,  Jonathan Baldacci, Brent Hausmann Uhing, Allison Lambert.

Allison Lambert, Krisayla Rasmussen, and Austin Ahlman all competed in “oratory” (133 competitors).  After four rounds of competition, Austin advanced to quarterfinals (top 30) and finished in 20th place in the nation.  Krisayla also competed in “expository speaking” which was a supplemental event.  Daniel Vinson competed in “dramatic interpretation” (the largest event with 170 entries) and finished in the top 50.   Austin Ahlman and Brent Carlson competed in “duet acting” and narrowly missed advancing to quarter finals and finished in 36th place.  Ethan Carlson and Jonathan Baldacci also competed in “duet acting” and not only advanced to quarter finals, but went on to become semifinalists and finished in the top 12 nationwide.In June, Drew Steinhauser will travel to the National Speech and Debate Association contest in Dallas to compete in “congress” while Coach Begeman will also be recognized for earning the prestigious “Double Diamond” award in coaching.

Austin, Ethan, and Jonathan were all recognized at a very special awards ceremony on Sunday.

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Teens in the Driver Seat Safe Driving Rally Sponsored by the Norfolk Panther Octagon Club

Thursday, May 14th, 2015

 

Teens in the Driver Seat

Safe Driving Rally

Sponsored by the

Norfolk Panther Octagon Club

Norfolk Senior High Octagon Club students promote safe driving Wednesday, May 13, 2015 at Norfolk Senior High.  A variety of activities were provided for students to help them learn about safe driving behaviors and free frozen custard sundaes from Culver’s for those who do. This is the 3rd year for this rally with 50 youth participants.  Our community partners include Culver’s, Healthy Communities Initiative, Nebraska Extension, Nebraska State Patrol, US92, and 94 Rock.

Nebraska is one of five states participating in the “Teens in the Driver Seat” (TDS) program and Norfolk Sr. High is one of several participating schools in the state.  Norfolk Sr. High Octagon Club won the TDS Cup among Nebraska Schools for 2014-2015 and will be receiving $1,000.00 to help promote safe driving among our students.  Two of our members Kaitlyn Summers and Brent Hausmann represent Nebraska on the Teen Action Board for TDS and will be attending the TDS Summit in San Antonio, TX, May 17-May 19!

 

 

 

 

 

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Norfolk Weight lifting class working out with the Army

Thursday, May 14th, 2015

Coach Grey facilitates an Army workout

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Norfolk High Students raise $1,400.26 for Childhood Cancer Campaign

Thursday, May 7th, 2015

The Norfolk Panther Octagon Club held it’s annual fundraiser for the Childhood Cancer Campaign the “Battle of the Sevens” Friday, April 17th, during 7th Period at the Norfolk Senior High. Classroom teams were are asked to contribute to the cause of helping local families during the week of April 20-23.  All funds raised will stay local to help Norfolk families.  This year’s donation from students and staff currently stands at $1,400.26…This is the 2nd highest total raised at NSH for CCC.

Norfolk Panther JOOI Clubs have an excellent relationship with Children’s Hospital in Omaha.  They sponsor several mini-carnivals there each year for patients and siblings.  They assist  with their Fall radiothons to raise funds to help children and families from across the state…many of them from Norfolk and northeast Nebraska.  They are also responsible for removing the coins from The River (their wishing well) in the atrium of Children’s Hospital each year and help turn these “wishes” into funds for the hospital to use to help kids.  It’s not uncommon JOOI to pull as much as $1,000.00 in coins from The River.  JOOI is scheduled to go back  in June to do this again!

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Sophomore Student visits school on his 16th Birthday

Thursday, May 7th, 2015

Nick Kroeger, sophomore at Norfolk Senior High, visits school on his 16th Birthday.  Nick has a rare juvenile bone cancer (osteosarcoma) discovered last fall and is receiving chemotherapy treatments at UNMC of Omaha.  Nick has not been able to attend school since December of 2014 so this was a real surprise to  see him return for a few hours on his birthday. Nick was welcomed with numerous gifts such as metal cards from shop class, metal signs, posters, cards with fourwheelers on them, and a cake from Mrs. Hamm’s Spanish class.  Here Nick poses in the forum with Coach Grey’s 4th period gym class.

 

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Norfolk High FFA students learn about fishing

Thursday, May 7th, 2015

FFA Natural Resource Management students, Alyssa Gragert, Andrew Anderson, and Bailey Reuter,  learn how to tie fishing flies from Mr. Kenneth Whisenhunt of the Cornhusker Fly Fishing Club.  Mr. Whisenhunt works with the Game and Parks to help educate youth and adults about fishing.

 


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Free Divergent Books

Thursday, May 7th, 2015

Free Divergent Books given away to Norfolk High Students during lunch periods as a part of Norfolk Read Aloud Program.

 

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Two Norfolk High Students received Outstanding Merit Awards at ESU 8 Art Show in Neligh

Thursday, May 7th, 2015

Last week Norfolk High art students participated in the 2015 ESU 8 High School Art Show in Neligh. There were approximately 830 pieces of artwork from 18 schools. Norfolk had 43 pieces in the show. Judges awarded blue ribbons (1st place), red ribbons (2nd place), white ribbons (honorable mention). There was also a Best of Show, Best of Show – 3D, and 9 Outstanding Merit Awards, all of which were given to much deserving and talented artists from ESU 8.

Here is our ribbon count:

1st place – 8 ribbons

2nd place- 12 ribbons

Honorable Mention – 6 ribbons

I am also proud to announce that TWO of our students received Outstanding Merit Awards for their work!!!! Elley Coffin did a large chalk drawing and Ericka Bixenmann did a monochromatic tempera painting.

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Various Outside Projects completed by Agriculture students at Norfolk Senior High

Thursday, May 7th, 2015

Introduction to Agriculture students Bailey Behmer and Emily Finkhaus gather soil samples at Westside elementary with agronomist Dave Spencer of Farmer’s Pride Cooperative.

 

Nursery and Landscape student Ben Bonderson volunteered to spread mulch at the Game and Parks outdoor education classroom.

 

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Treasurer Stenberg Congratulates, Awards Certificates to Nebraska NEST Financial Scholars in Norfolk

Wednesday, April 29th, 2015

State Treasurer Don Stenberg awarded certificates today to 13 Norfolk High School Students who completed Nebraska NEST Financial Scholars, an online financial literacy course provided to schools.

 

 

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