Local FFA chapter attends convention

The Shelby-Rising City FFA Chapter attended the State FFA Convention in Lincoln, April 3-5.

Senior Garrett Ingalls received his State FFA Degree at the Pinnacle Bank Arena. The State FFA Degree is the highest degree the state association can bestow upon a member. Ingalls was also selected to perform with the State FFA Choir throughout the convention.

The Senior Parliamentary Procedure Team received a gold medal, placing eighth out of 24 teams. Members of the team include senior Garrett Ingalls, and juniors Grant Ohnemus, Quin Micek, Carson Rathje, Tori Perry, and Taylor Steager.

In Senior Livestock Evaluation: individually, junior Jayce Vrbka received a red ribbon. Other members of the team were juniors Clare Kohl, Grant Lindsley, and Carson Rathje.

Morgan Segner is the Shelby-Rising City FFA advisor, and was also recognized for her first year as an FFA Advisor.

Harrison, Pokorney chosen for Girls State

The Shelby American Legion Auxiliary has announced Aspyn Harrison and Kamryn Pokorney, both juniors at Shelby-Rising City High School, as its Girls State Delegates. Harrison is the daughter of Shari Watts and Kasey Harrison. Her greatest achievement in school has been earning placement on the honor roll. In school she participates in softball, basketball, track and choir. She attends weekly church youth group meetings, and is involved in community projects, including singing at nursing homes.

Pokorney is the daughter of Dan and Wendy Pokorney of Shelby. Her greatest academic achievement has been to maintain a high GPA and being inducted into the National Honor Society. She participates in volleyball, basketball, track FBLA, Student Council, S-Club, One-Act, speech, band and choir. She is a church greeter, active in church youth group activities, and sings at nursing homes. She also helps the community by caring for flowers along Main Steet, and doing park and highway clean-up.

DCHS celebrates prom

David City High School held prom on Saturday, April 13. The theme was Around the World. The meal was ham, scalloped potatoes, green beans, salad, and chocolate cake. Prom royalty court included Morgan Eickmeier, Olivia Bell, Ashley Roemmich, Will Danielson, Justin Escamilla, Noah Styskal, and Nick Ruth. Post prom went to Urban Air.

Cudaback graduates from Joseph’s

NORFOLK – Gayla Cudaback of David City, has graduated from Joseph’s College of Cosmetology in Norfolk. She completed 2100 clock hours and 2100 credits in order to graduate and become licensed in the State of Nebraska.

Cudaback is the daughter of Brenda and Brian Morris of Cache, Oklahoma, and granddaughter of Allen and Wanda Robinett and Ted and Sandy Tabor, all of Oklahoma.

Cudaback is a 2008 graduate of Wynnewood Public School. She is shellac certified, trisolla certified, and plans to work at Super Cuts in Columbus.

Area students win Young Artist Awards

LINCOLN --The University of Nebraska–Lincoln Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts held its Nebraska Young Artist Awards on April 3.

Among those selected to participate were the following area students: Abie - Travis Roh, Aquinas Catholic, music and theatre arts; Brainard - Maria Pytlik, Aquinas Catholic, music; David City - Elizabeth Aschoff, Aquinas Catholic, music.

The Nebraska Young Artist Awards annually recognize 11th grade students from Nebraska who are gifted and talented in the areas of visual art, dance, music, theatre, and film and new media. Students applied for the recognition and submitted an example of their work. Applications were received from 178 students across the state. Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts faculty chose the 73 students who came to Nebraska on April 3 to be recognized.

Honored students and their parents took tours of the arts facilities, attended classes, met faculty and college students and had lunch.

Svec inducted into Phi Kappa Phi

BATON ROUGE, Louisiana -- Emil Svec of David City was recently initiated into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation's oldest and most selective all-discipline collegiate honor society. He was initiated at Wayne State College.

Martinez honored as outstanding freshman

CHADRON -- The fourth annual Rising Sophomore Awards Ceremony honored outstanding Chadron State College freshmen April 11 at the Student Center.

Cole Martinez of Ulysses was awarded the Family and Consumer Sciences award.

The awards were established by the college's retention committee as a way to recognize students who have gone above and beyond in a variety of categories during their freshman year. Award winners were nominated by faculty, staff or peers.

CCC presents Fine Arts Festival

The creative work of art, music and theater students at Central Community College-Columbus will be featured at the 49th Annual Fine Arts Festival April 26-27 in the Fine Arts Center.

The CCC Concert Band includes both students and community members: David City - Jacob Kucera.

Members of the College Choir include: Bellwood - Matthew Lunde and Katie Shonka.

CVA announces scholarship recipients

YORK – Central Valley Ag (CVA) has announced student recipients of the 2018-19 CVA Scholarship Program. Each student will receive $1,000 to further their education in an agriculturally related field.

Receiving a CVA Member-Owner scholarship are Lana Hebda of Silver Creek and Valerie Bohuslavsky of David City.

Area students participate in music contest

COLUMBUS -- Students from 16 area high schools participated in the Nebraska School Activities Association District II Music Contest April 11-13 at Central Community College-Columbus.

Individual and group performances were critiqued by judges and awarded ratings ranging from I (best) to V. Results were as follows:

David City: Groups – Rating I: Brass Quintet. Rating II: Band, barbershop quartet, duet A and mixed chorus.

Individuals – Rating I: Sidney Soukup, alto saxophone; Preston Beringer, tenor/bass voice; and Clayton Harris, trombone. Rating II: Madison Soukup, clarinet; Darin Hall, Riley Hlavac and Anthony Scribner, cornet/trumpet; Jerrianne Cudaback and Jordan Palik, percussion; and Grace Znamenacek, soprano/alto voice.

David City Aquinas: Groups – Rating I: Band, barbershop quartet, clarinet quartet, flute quartet, mixed chorus, mixed vocal ensemble, percussion ensemble, saxophone quartet and show choir. Rating II: Jazz band.

Individuals – Rating I: Elizabeth Aschoff, alto saxophone and soprano/alto voice; Maria Pytlik, cornet/trumpet; Hayden Schawang, percussion; Benjamin Shonka, piano; Jacqueline Drozda, Hannah Moravec and Katherine Slama, soprano/alto voice; and Travis Roh, tenor/bass voice. Rating II: Emily Dalton, clarinet; Terrence Wachal, oboe; Grace Reiter, soprano/alto voice; and Elias Reiter, tenor/bass voice and tuba.

East Butler (Brainard): Groups – Rating I: Band, flute ensemble and trio B. Rating II: Double girls trio, low brass/sax ensemble, trio A and trumpet ensemble.

Individuals – Rating I: Kailyn Hummel, flute, and Suzanne Piitz, piano. Rating II: Suzanne Piitz, clarinet, and Tristan Rezac, trombone.

Shelby-Rising City: Groups – Rating I: Band. Rating II: Flute duet, flute ensemble, mixed chorus and quartet.

Individuals – Rating I: Alyssa Blohm, soprano/alto voice. Rating II: Julia Augustin, soprano/alto voice.

Daro earns spot on UNK cheer squad

The University of Nebraska at Kearney has named members of the UNK Cheer Squad and UNK Sapphires dance team for 2019-20. Among the members of the cheer squad is Allie Daro of David City.

Squad members attend all home football, volleyball and basketball games, in addition to numerous community events.

Area students receive scholarships from UNL

LINCOLN -- The University of Nebraska-Lincoln has offered nearly 7,200 university wide scholarships to the 2019 graduating class from Nebraska high schools, including from the following area schools:

David City - Olivia Bell, Husker Power; William Danielson, Regents; Allison Daro, Regents; Ebani Filbert, David, and Husker Living and Learning; Laurel Ockander, David; Carter Ossian, David, and Husker Living and Learning; Ashley Roemmich, Husker Traditions; Macy Svoboda, Husker Power; Kathryn Tresler, Husker Power; David City Aquinas - Dulcie Archuleta, Husker Power; Morgan Birkel, Regents; Valerie Bohuslavsky, Husker Traditions; Kathryn Brezina, David; Zachary Chromy, Nebraska Achievement; Emily Dalton, Regents and University Honors; Matthew Duke, Husker Traditions; Miles Eggleston, Husker Power; Alexandria Frasher, Husker Traditions; Nolan Hartman, Regents; Faith Kozisek, Husker Traditions; Jadyn Krafka, Husker Traditions; Simon Krenk, Husker Power; Hannah Moravec, Regents; Audra Pflum, Husker Power; Kloeresa Ruth, Husker Traditions; Hayden Schawang, Nebraska Achievement; Ivy Schmid, Husker Traditions; Natalie Semin, Husker Power; Katherine Slama, Chancellor's Leadership and Husker Power; Daniel Stara, Regents and University Honors; Zachary Zavodny, Regents; East Butler - Erin Barta, Husker Traditions;Jadyn Robley, Husker Power; Shelby-Rising City - Max Hoatson, Husker Power; Brenna Houdersheldt, David and University Honors; Jenna Nekl, Husker Living and Learning, Husker Traditions, Nebraska Achievement, Pepsi and University Honors; Mason Schleis, Husker Power; Nicholas Vavricek, Husker Traditions; Jacob Willis, Husker Power.

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