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Autism Awareness is GROWING at NCHS!

posted Apr 11, 2019, 2:13 PM by Barb Simmons   [ updated Apr 11, 2019, 2:14 PM ]


Taelyn Allen selected for American Legion Auxiliary Girls State.

posted Apr 5, 2019, 9:00 AM by Barb Simmons

Congratulations Taelyn!

NEBRASKA CITY – Aubrey Bando of Lourdes Central Catholic and Taelyn Allen of Nebraska City High School have been selected for American Legion Auxiliary Girls State.

They will study local, county and state government processes during the week-long non-partisan political learning experience.

25,000 Girl State attendees across the United States organize themselves into political parties, hold elections and serve their prescribed duties. Two citizens from the Nebraska Girls State will be chosen as senators to Girls Nation held in Washington, D.C., in July.

Two chapters of PEO in Nebraska City and Syracuse are sponsoring Allen and Bando.

Photo caption: Mrs. Kori Vodicka, NCHS counselor; Taelyn Allen, Aubrey Bando, Mrs. Lisa Whitten, Lourdes counselor.

Jason Places Second In FFA State Competition!

posted Apr 5, 2019, 8:26 AM by Barb Simmons

Congratulations Jason!
Jason received 2nd at state completion on his proficiency. His proficiency is in the area of diversified ag - placement which includes general farm work. A proficiency is a way for kids to get rewarded for their projects.

What makes this category so competitive is that it is placement and entrepreneurship kids combined. Placement is when they work for someone and entrepreneurship is when they own the project. 

It is VERY difficult for a placement kid to place over an entrepreneurship kid since they generally have similar skills but the entrepreneurship kid has many assets and is making more management and business decisions. 

Jason placed above several entrepreneurship kids to reach the state level completion.

I will just say that the kid that won farms his own 140 irrigated acres and has over $100000 in assets. Let's just say that Jason did us proud.

Tomorrow Jason will receive his state degree and competes for Star in Agricultural Placement. 

World Language Distinguished Scholar Ward! Congratulations Paige

posted Apr 5, 2019, 7:40 AM by Barb Simmons

One of  our very Own has been selected as a
World Language Distinguished Scholar in Spanish Language 

Paige Gowing


Nebraska City High School

Teacher: Kevin Mohr

Congratulations Academic All-State Award Winners!

posted Apr 4, 2019, 5:42 AM by Barb Simmons

LINCOLN – 1,887 high school student-athletes are being recognized for their individual academic excellence, leadership and contributions to their Nebraska School Activities Association event.

The NSAA announced academic all-state award winners for the 2018-2019 winter seasons on Tuesday morning.

The program has recognized over 71,000 students in 13 years. Students are nominated by their schools.

Boys Basketball: Langston Hoover,  Logan Hoover Girls Basketball: Alexis Hoover Snezhe Serafimoska Speech:  Ellie Higgins Angelica Stiles Wrestling: Jack Vlahos

Nebraska City lighting it up blue for autism awareness

posted Apr 4, 2019, 5:33 AM by Barb Simmons

The Circle of Friends group at Nebraska City High School presented B103 and Otoe County Country with their own "Autism Speaks" t-shirt, created and designed by students from the Life Skills class.

NEBRASKA CITY – Nebraska City High School was colored in blue for autism awareness on Wednesday and the “Circle of Friends” group presented B103 and Otoe County Country with two “Autism Speaks” t-shirts, created and designed by students in the Life Skills class.

Life Skills Teacher Tiffany Tharp says they’ve been spending time educating students and faculty about the disorder that affects 1 in 59 children in the United States, according to Centers for Disease Control.

“Exactly what autism is, what it looks like, and get them to understand that they’re normal just like everyone else: want friends, want to be included.”

Faculty and students are watching autism awareness videos and participating in sensory activities throughout “Autism Awareness Month” in April. They will celebrate autism awareness every Wednesday with different themes each week, including “Light it up Blue,” wearing sports apparel (team up to accomplish anything), “Hats off to Autism” (hat day), and “Pajama Day” (helping make everyone’s dreams come true).

“Everyone wants to be included. Everyone. They do too. That’s the importance of it.”

The recognition is part of the “Light it up Blue” campaign, a country-wide movement to bring awareness to autism.

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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. 

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