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Students of the Month

The Schuyler Elementary School Students of the Month for October are, from left, kindergartner Felipe Maiz, first-grader Jennifer Guit, third-grader Gilbert Adame, fourth-grader Gina Escobar, second-grader Brinley Burton and fifth-grader Maria Genchi.

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Maganda on All-GPAC team

CRETE -- Schuyler Central High School graduate Daniel Maganda, a senior on the Doane University men’s soccer team, was named to the All-Great Plains Athletic Conference honorable mention list.

Maganda was the team’s leading scorer this season from his forward position, recording nine goals and five assists. His goal total was tied for seventh-most in the GPAC this season and he was 11th in the conference in points per game.

Doane finished the season 5-13-1 overall and 3-5-1 in the GPAC.

Honor society inducts members

COLUMBUS -- Six students were inducted into the Chi Sigma Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society at Central Community College-Columbus.

Among the inductees are Mary Groene of Clarkson, Shelby Fuhr of Leigh and Jailene Ramirez of Schuyler.

Phi Theta Kappa is an international honor society for two-year colleges. To obtain membership, students must have earned 12 hours of college credit and a 3.5 grade-point average. A 3.25 GPA is required to maintain membership.

Bayer makes dean’s list

DAVENPORT, Iowa -- Brian Bayer of Howells, a student in the Doctor of Chiropractic Program at Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa, was named to the summer trimester dean's list.

To be eligible for the dean's list, a student must achieve a minimum grade-point average of 3.50 in all studies for the respective term.

Kudera finalist for FFA award

Korbin Kudera from the Leigh-Clarkson FFA chapter was selected as a finalist for the national FFA proficiency award in grain production/entrepreneurship.

Kudera was one of only four people chosen to compete for this award at the national finals held in late October during the 90th National FFA Convention and Expo in Indianapolis, Indiana.

The proficiency awards recognize outstanding student achievement in agribusiness gained through the establishment of a new business, working for an existing company or gaining hands-on career experience. The grain production/entrepreneurship award is one of 47 proficiency program areas FFA members can participate in to develop valuable experience and leadership skills at the local, state and national levels.

Kudera qualified for the national award after winning the Nebraska state FFA competition earlier this year. Each finalist received a plaque and $500.

Kudera’s proficiency project includes Pioneer corn hybrid yield plots, as well as plant population, seed treatment and starter fertilizer test plots. He planted the test plots then made observations and recorded information throughout the growing season and during harvest. This data was then analyzed and the results will be used in the family farming operation. His future plans include attending the University of Nebraska-Lincoln to major in agronomy.

SCS students win writing contest

OMAHA — Two Schuyler Community Schools students were winners in the eighth annual Spanish creative writing contest sponsored by the Department of Foreign Languages, Masters of Arts in Language Teaching (MALT), Office of Latino/Latin American Studies (OLLAS) and College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Nebraska at Omaha.

Schuyler Middle School eighth-grader Ivan Varela won the contest for grades 5-8 with “El ciervo Rey” based on an American Indian hunter and pronghorn antelope.

Schuyler Central High School senior Alexis Wilch won the contest for grades 9-12 with “Diga no al racismo.”

The winners will receive a prize and certificate and will be invited to share their texts with UNO Spanish students during a campus visit in the spring semester.

The contest was open to all Nebraska students in grades 5-12. Students were asked to submit a short story between 250 and 600 words.

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