Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 14 May 2013 13:52The Marion FFA Chapter hosted its 13th annual Ag Awareness Day May 8 at the high school football stadium parking lot.
About 90 third-graders from Hillsboro and Marion schools toured 14 different educational stations that were led by FFA members. The topics ranged from farm animals to farm machinery.
The animals were provided by the FFA students and the machinery by Prairieland Partners and Straub International, both from Marion.
“Our goals for the day are to educate elementary...
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 14 May 2013 13:51
Kennedy Klein, Allison Gray and Marah Franz (from left), members of the Mixed Winds Trio, comprised three of the four medalists from Hillsboro High School at the Class 3A State Music Festival at Southeast of Saline April 27. Participants were evaluated using a rubric with a low rating of “V” and a highest rating of “I,” with only those receiving “I” ratings earning a medal. The Mixed Winds Trio performed Beethoven’s “German Dance.” Kennedy earned a second medal as a flute soloist, performing Victor Herbert’s “Serenade.”
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 14 May 2013 13:50
Lauren Geis and Bryce Roberts, a pair of Hillsboro High School seniors, were selected to receive $500 scholarships from the Marion County 4-H Endowment Fund. Pictured with them is Lyman Adams, Endowment Fund president. The winners were selected on their outstanding involvement in 4-H work.
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 14 May 2013 13:37
TOP: Zach Hammond helps fellow classmate JayDee Schafers adjust her mortar board before the 129th Marion High School commencement on Saturday. BELOW: During the ceremony, the two valedictorians and one salutatorian addressed the 2013 graduating class. At left is Isaac Baldwin, salutatorian, and Elizabeth Goentzel and Ryan Nelson, valedictorians. Baldwin spoke about the people who guided them and have made them better people. Goentzel was reminded of “Pooh’s Graduation” by Isabel Gaines and how everyone has a purpose. Nelson quoted Steve Jobs, co-founder of Apple Inc., who said: “Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t let the noise of other’s opinions drown out your own inner...
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 07 May 2013 14:29
Danielle Savage, a junior at Bethany College in Lindsborg and a 2010 graduate of Peabody-Burns High School, is being awarded a $500 scholarship from Alpha Omega Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma for the 2013-14 school year.
The award is presented annually to a female high school senior or college student attending a college in Kansas pursuing a major in education.
The daughter of Ray and Patty Savage, Danielle will continue her studies as a senior at Bethany next fall majoring in elementary education and special education.
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