Winter Ball Royalty

Congratulations to the 2019 Boyd County Winter Ball royalty! Kody Roth and Emma Stahlecker were crowned prince and princess. This year’s title of king and queen went to Jared Koenig and Sydney Atkinson.

2019 royalty


GOTR Registration is Open!

logoRegistration for Girls on the Run in Boyd County is now open. Information was shared at school last week. Girls in grades 3 through 6 are invited to be part of another fun season where we combine exercise, education, mentoring and “girl power” to build confidence and healthy habits. Join us twice a week for 10 weeks for friendship, fitness and 5K fun! Visit the website to register: Underwriting has been provided to reduce tuition to $25.00 per girl by Spencer Community Foundation Fund and Better Choices for Boyd County Coalition. Contact area coordinator, Jacky Hoffman, with questions at 402-580-4184.

100th Day

Kindergarten Counts to 100! Kindergarten students have been counting the days of school and adding a new number in the 100 chart every day. We finally hit 100! The students celebrated by making hats with 10 items on 10 strips of paper. They also counted 100 snack pieces for a fun 100 Day snack mix!




On Wednesday, January 30, 2019, 17 members of the Boyd County FCCLA chapter competed in 8 STAR Events at the District 9 STAR Competition held in Burwell. The participants had a very successful day. Overall, Boyd County had 7 groups receive District Champion, 1 group receive District Runner-Up, all golds and all competitors are advancing to the state competition in April.
Results are as follows:

-Kaci Mashino, Kirin Kayl & Andrea Hipke-Interior Design Sr.-Gold, District Champion & State Qualifiers
-Sydney Atkinson & Emma Stahlecker-Chapter in Review Portfolio Sr.-Gold, District Runner-Up & State Qualifiers
-Trevor Brooks-Career Investigation Sr.-Gold, District Champion & State Qualifier
-Alex Brestel, Kalli Kayl & Bailey Reed-Life Event Planning Sr.-Gold, District Champion & State Qualifiers
-Joseph Hiatt, Melissa Sextro & Kiersten Wheeler- Illustrated Talk Sr.-Gold, District Champion & State Qualifiers – They also received a PERFECT SCORE!
-Heather Atkinson, Gracelyn Adams & Mariah Smalley-Chapter Service Project Sr.-Gold, District Champion & State Qualifiers
-Jenny Goesch-Recycle & Redesign Sr.-Gold, District Champion & State Qualifier
-Elsie Magwire-Nutrition & Wellness Sr.-Gold, District Champion & State Qualifier
The Boyd County Chapter also received the Senior Division District STAR Champion Chapter. Congratulations everyone!

Magwire Competes in the Capital City Clash Powerlifting Meet

Boyd County powerlifter Elsie Magwire competed in the Capital City Clash meet Saturday, January 26th. Elsie squatted 145 Kilos (319 pounds). Her best benchpress was 67.5 kilos (148 pounds). Her deadlift was 157.5 kilos (347 pounds). Her total won her weightclass. She also was named best female lifter and best overall lifter in the meet. Best lifter awards are based on a formula that considers body weight and lifting totals.

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OC Whirlwind Speech Meet Results


Varsity Oral Interpretation of Drama

1st Place – Joseph Hiatt, Kaci Mashino, Joshua Kersch, Jayla Froman, Brayden Almgren
3rd Place – Jenny Goesch, Jake Froman, Andrea Hipke, Trevor Brooks, Kiryn Kayl

Varsity Oral Interpretation of Serious Prose

1st Place – Joseph Hiatt
6th Place – Melissa Sextro

Varsity Duet Acting

1st Place – Jayla Froman & Jake Froman
5th Place – Jenny Goesch & Brayden Almgren

Varsity Oral Interpretation of Poetry

4th Place – Catalina Knox

Varsity Entertainment Speaking

5th Place – Kaci Mashino

Varsity Extemporaneous Speaking

6th Place – Chase Snyder

Varsity Persuasive Speaking

6th Place – Joseph Hiatt

Novice Informative Speaking

2nd Place – Lorena Aluas

Novice Persuasive Speaking

4th Place – Simon Arellano