Category: Schools

7 valedictorians speak during HHS commencement

Forty-six seniors were declared graduates of Hills­boro High School during the 109th annual commencement on a rainy Saturday afternoon in Robert C. Brown Gymnasium. An outdoor commencement had been planned at Joel Wiens Stadium, but school officials decided Thursday to switch the location to indoors because of weather predictions. Seven valedictorians—Phillip Ediger, Jakob Han­schu, Claire Heyen, Emily Jost, Karyn Leihy, […]

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Students make history live at HES ‘museum’

Students make history live at HES ‘museum’

Patrick Henry (foreground), portrayed by Olivia Slater, and Benedict Arnold, portrayed by Emerson Funk, talk about their historical lives during the Hillsboro Elementary School Live Museum involving both fifth-grade classes. Don Ratzlaff / Free Press You never know whom you might meet when you visit Hillsboro Elemen­tary School. Last Wednesday afternoon, for instance, it could have been George Washing­ton, Betsy […]

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Hillsboro FFA team takes fifth at state event

Hillsboro FFA team takes fifth at state event

Team members (from left) Riley Loewen, Jordyn Siebert and Hannah Bartel posted a team score of 342, to rank behind Southern Coffey (363), Hiawatha (356.5), Buhler (354) and Ellsworth (343). Bartel placed fourth individually. Courtesy Photo The Hillsboro FFA chapter captured fifth place in the category of Agricultural Communi­cations at the 91st Kansas FFA Association career development events May 3-5 […]

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USD 410 board to consider program cuts next meeting

USD 410 Board of Educa­tion met May 11 for its regular meeting and tabled approval of the supplemental contracts for 2015-16. The board chose that option to allow time for Superintendent Steve Noble to bring a recommendation for proposed program cuts to next month’s meeting. Board member Mark Rooker spoke to the value of the programs USD 410 has offered […]

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Tabor College to present Spring Oratorio Sunday

Tabor College’s annual Spring Oratorio— featuring students, local professionals and other musicians—is set for 7 p.m., Sunday, at Hills­boro Mennonite Brethren Church. “I am extremely excited for this concert because of the level of repertoire we are performing, and because of the high level of musicianship that will be on display,” said Brad Vogel, conductor. “It is not often that […]

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Tabor student receives national scholarship

Tabor College junior Jared Janzen is the winner of the annual Evangelical Press Association $2,000 scholarship. The scholarship was announced during the EPA convention in early April. Majoring in communications and English, Janzen has a grade-point average of 3.965. He is the editor of the Tabor View, the school newspaper. He also is writing and reporting as an intern for […]

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Four HHS artists recognized at CKL art festival

Four HHS artists recognized at CKL art festival

Allison Weber’s “Silver” award paper cutout, “Sawing Waves.” “Merit” winner untitled pencil drawing by Darcy Heinrichs. “Merit” winner untitled photo by Lydia Kliewer. Work submitted by four Hillsboro High School art students received recognition by the judges at the Central Kansas League art festival hosted April 29 at McPherson College. The annual festival offers a professionally juried exhibition for high […]

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FFAers lead annual ‘Ag Awareness Day’

The Marion-Florence FFA Chapter hosted its annual FFA Ag Awareness Day Monday, at the transportation building on Eisenhower Drive. The students invited third-graders from Marion and Hillsboro elementary schools; about 90 students participated in the event. FFA members organized and presented rotational sessions about farming practices involving agricultural equipment, safety and animal agriculture. FFA members making presentations were Dylan Carpenter, […]

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HMS instrumentalists compete in CKL

Hillsboro Middle School competed at the Central Kansas League Instrumen­tal Music Festival Tuesday, April 28, in Sterling. The seventh/eighth-grade band received a I and two IIs. Receiving a I rating were Kayla Gunn, flute solo; Mixed Trio (Sarah Diener, Eva Franz, Grace Major); Clarinet Quartet (Sarah Diener, Katie Evans, Eva Noble, Thelma Wilson); and Flute Quartet (Kelli Dyck, Eva Franz, […]

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Deadline nears for all-school reunion signup

Hillsboro High School alumni have until the May 15 deadline to register in advance for the 2015 HHS All-School Reunion planned for Saturday, May 23. The featured banquet meal and program will begin at 6:30 p.m. at Hills­boro Men­no­nite Breth­ren Church, 300 Prairie Pointe. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Retired teachers to be honored that evening are Don Penner, industrial […]

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