Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 14 May 2013 13:51Kennedy 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...
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.
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 07 May 2013 14:28
All four of Hillsboro High School’s robotics teams made it to the semifinals of the Hillsboro VEX Sack Attack robotics tournament Saturday.
Team Die Hard, with robot Robocop, was comprised of operator Courtney Troyer and substitute Jordan Bezdek.
Team Ramrod, with robot 50 Cal, had operators Ethan Oborny and Tristan Hett.
Team The Average Joes, with robot Mammoth, was led by operators Bezdek and Evan Ollenburger.
Team The Tinmen, with robot Toto, had Erich Herbel and Garrett Foster as the operators.
The alliance of Team The Average Joes, with robot Mammoth and operators Bezdek and Ollenburger, with Hesston’s Team KGB Kangaroos Gone Bad, earned second place as tournament finalists.
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