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State Speech Results - Congratulations!

posted Mar 21, 2019, 6:36 PM by Barb Simmons

Ellie Higgins placed 5th at the state speech meet in humorous prose and 6th place in serious prose. It is uncommon for a sophomore to compete in finals in two events at the state speech meet in the same year. The duet acting team of Lillian Frields and Christian Tietz placed 10th overall and did not make finals. (Top 6 only make finals at state) Erik Rodriguez placed 17th overall in extemporaneous speaking. 

Above Right: 4 state speech participants and coach Aaberg. From left to right: Christian Tietz, Erik Rodriguez, Coach Aaberg, Ellie Higgins, and Lillian Frields.
Above Left: Ellie with her two state medals.

Ellie, Lillian, and Christian will all compete one last time this season at NIETOC in May at Millard North High School, which is a national speech tournament they have previously qualified for throughout the season. 

Another win for the Speech Team - Team places 3rd in district competition!

posted Mar 12, 2019, 6:29 AM by Barb Simmons

Congratulations Team!  The Nebraska City High School speech team placed 3rd in district competition at the
B-1 district on March 11th.  Auburn High School was the district team champion.   NCHS had 4 students qualify for the first
 time, and for all 4 of them it will be their first time qualifying for the state meet. The state qualifiers: Ellie Higgins, who was
 the district champion in humorous, and she also placed 3rd in serious. Lillian Frields & Christian Tietz placed 3rd overall
 in duet acting, and finally, Erik Rodriguez placed in his first meet of his career and earned 3rd place in extemporaneous, 
qualifying him for state as well.

Other results from the team:
Angelica Stiles--4th place in entertainment
Sarah Murray--4th place in persuasive
Angelica Stiles & Langston Hoover--4th place in duet acting
Alexandria Horcasitas--5th place in entertainment
Eli McNeely--6th place in extemporaneous
Sydney Blum--7th place in informative

State Qualifiers
From Left: Ellie Higgins, Erik Rodriquez, Lillian Frields, Christian Tietz, & Coach Aaberg
State qualifiers will compete on Thursday, March 21st at UNK in Kearney, NE.

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Congratulations Speech Team!

posted Mar 3, 2019, 8:54 AM by Barb Simmons   [ updated Mar 3, 2019, 9:16 AM ]

Speech Team results for Feb. 2nd at the Waverly meet: Ellie Higgins was the champion of the meet in humorous prose.  The duet acting team of Langston Hoover and Angelica Stiles placed 6th, while the duet acting team of Lillian Frields and Christian Tietz placed 5th. In entertainment speaking, Alexandria Horcasitas placed 6th, and Angelica Stiles placed 5th. Finally, Valerie Bennie placed 4th in novice persuasive. 

Nebraska City has one more regular season meet on Monday, March 11th at Auburn. Individuals who place in the top 3 at the district meet in Auburn that day will qualify for the state speech meet.  Additionally, we have a community showcase on Thursday, March 7th beginning at 6 p.m. at the high school. 

Congratulations to Jason Stukenholtz!

posted Feb 25, 2019, 1:47 PM by Barb Simmons

The National FFA Organization held a State Judging competition the weekend of February 19th. Jason Stukenholtz was selected as a top 3 finalist in the Diversified Ag Placement area as well as a State Star Finalist. This is a HUGE honor. It compares it to being selected as a Super State Athlete or a Believer and Achiever. Jason will continuing competition completing interviews and be on stage Thursday and Friday evening, April 4th and 5th in Lincoln, NE. 

One Hysterical Scene After Another! Great Job NCHS Drama!

posted Feb 22, 2019, 10:50 AM by Barb Simmons

The opening night of “Medium Rare” was a tremendous success, with one hysterical scene after another! You don’t want to miss this one! Great job NCHS Drama!!

Congratulations! Speech teams members waiting to receive their medals

posted Feb 22, 2019, 10:46 AM by Barb Simmons   [ updated Feb 22, 2019, 11:02 AM ]

Conference Speech Meet Results! Congratulations Speech Team and Coach Aaberg!

posted Feb 18, 2019, 10:46 AM by Barb Simmons

The Nebraska City High School speech team placed 3rd overall as a team at the EMC meet as Gretna High School and Norris High School were the champion and runner-up teams at conference respectively, and we had two individual conference champions--Ellie Higgins in humorous and Angelica Stiles in entertainment.

Our other medalists included:
Ellie Higgins--2nd place in serious
Lilly Frields and Christian Tietz--3rd place in duet
Sarah Murray--3rd in persuasive 
Angelica Stiles & Langston Hoover--4th in duet 
Alexandria Horcasitas--5th in entertainment 
Eli McNeely--5th in extemporaneous

Eli McNeely, Alexandria Horcasitas, Sarah Murray, and the duet team of Angelica Stiles and Langston Hoover earned a medal for the first time this year, which is really encouraging as the district meet is now less than one month away.

Speech Results Febrruary 9th - Lincoln Northstar

posted Feb 11, 2019, 7:57 AM by Barb Simmons   [ updated Feb 11, 2019, 7:58 AM ]

Congratulations on another weekend of wins.  The speech team traveled to Lincoln Northstar and returned with a team placement of 10th overall. Ellie Higgens:  4th in Humorous Prose and 7th in Serious Prose Lillian Frields and Christian Tietz: 6th in Duet Acting (Highest finish this season) Angelica Stiles: 9th in Entertainment Speaking Sydney Blum: 24th in Informative Speaking

State-Bound! State-Bound! State-Bound

posted Feb 10, 2019, 7:30 AM by Barb Simmons

Congratulations Guys State-bound wrestlers! 106-Hayden Schalk 113-Reid Stracke 120-Jorge Loarca 132-Josh DeLunger 145-Chris Adams 160-Jordan Moyer. Nice work boys!

Three Students Qualify For Speech Nationals! Congratulations!

posted Feb 4, 2019, 7:22 AM by Barb Simmons

Congratulations Ellie, Lilly and Christian all three students have all earned enough points to qualify for National Completion in Speech

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