February 17, 2015 by lmorgan · Comments Off
Fourth seed Wolfpack boys will be playing fifth seed Plainview in the C2-8 subdistricts on Monday night. Join the fans at O’Neill to support the boys! View the full size brackets at www.elginreview.com
February 16, 2015 by lmorgan · Comments Off
At the Lindsay Holy Family meet, the Elgin High School speech team qualified five events for the finals round and brought home eleven medals.
Competing against fifteen schools, as a team they tied for 7th place.
Dylan Widger placed 6th out of 30 competitors in Poetry; Lisa Dohmen placed 6th out of 35 in Humorous Prose; The Duet of Ethan Fischer and Kenny Bush placed 5th out of 36 teams.
Both of EPS’s OID teams broke finals. The OID of Christopher Bush, Alois Warner, Kenny Bush and Jaime Hoefer placed 5th out of 20 teams. The OID of Dylan Widger, Taya Voborny and Zoey Bergman placed 7th.
This was the team’s first performance since their season opener on Janury 28. The Riverside meet scheduled for last Wednesday was postponed due to weather. The coaches were thrilled with their team’s performances.
“This was a very successful day for our team,” said co-coaches Stacy Shumake-Henn and Jessie Reestman. “Typically at meets of this size and competition level, we are lucky to have one event break finals, so needless to say, we were very pleased with the outcome.”
According to the coaches, there were some close calls in the rest of their events, all of whom represented the team well.
The following team members received Superior ratings during the day: Bergman and Warner-Duet, Paige Nichols-Entertainment, Tyler Smith-Entertainment, Morgan Carpenter-Humorous, Dohmen-Poetry, and Hoefer-Serious. Katie Polk also received an Excellent rating in Serious Prose.
The team will have another small break before they embark upon the busy point of their schedule. The next meet will be at Newman Grove on February 25. The Pope John Invite will follow on the 28th. The NVC East Meet also at Pope John will take place that following Monday. The rescheduled Riverside meet will be held on that Wednesday. District competition will be in Ewing on March 18.
“We’re performing well right now, but we still have some kinks to work out before districts, ” said Shumake-Henn and Reestman. “We are very proud of the work our kids have put in thus far. They are busy kids, and they make many sacrifices for their team.”
Pope John freshmen Maddie Dilly and Sydney Kerkman tied for 6th place in Duet Acting at the Lindsay Holy Family Speech Invitational. They performed a selection from “The Boy Book”. Other members of the 2015 Pope John Speech team are: Brie Gossman, Brody Hupp, Karissa Dicke, Scott Moser, Terry Seier, Maria Bartak, Lexie Heithoff, Marie Meis, Morgan Childers, Zach Eischeid, Emily Seier, Erin Beckman, Shantel Preister, Nicki Payne and Whitney Walker. The Speech team is coached by Mrs. Peggy Payne
February 13, 2015 by lmorgan · Comments Off
February 9, 2015 by lmorgan · Comments Off
Members of the Elgin Public Chapter of Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) will join more than 200,000 members in celebrating National FCCLA Week February 8-14, 2015.
This year’s theme is “Together We Are…” in recognition of the many things FCCLA students and advisers represent – both as individuals and as members of their chapters, state associations and the national FCCLA organization - in their families, schools and communities.
During National FCCLA Week, members plan and carry out activities to highlight FCCLA. This week the Elgin chapter will be doing the following activities: Monday (today) – Media Blitz
Tuesday – Member Recognition
Wednesday – Red Out With FCCLA Thursday – Throw Back Thursday to celebrate FCCLA’s 70th birthday
Friday – Celebrate with Candy Grams and FCCLA at the table
FCCLA members are encouraged to prepare and eat a meal with their families.
FCCLA also joined the first grade class and the FFA chapter in a canned food drive during the month of January.
Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA), is a dynamic and effective national student organization that helps young men and women become leaders and address important personal, family, work, and societal issues through Family and Consumer Sciences education. FCCLA has over 200,000 members and over 5,500 chapters from 49 state associations, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands.
The organization has involved more than ten million youth since its founding in 1945. Participation in national programs and chapter activities helps members become strong leaders in their families, careers, and communities.
February 5, 2015 by lmorgan · Comments Off
Wolfpack sophomore Liz Selting made the biggest basket in her career Tuesday night as the Wolfpack defeated Boyd County 55 to 52 in quarter-final round action at the NVC Tournament.
Selting banked in a three-point shot as the buzzer sounded to cap a second half comeback. They trailed 43 to 29 in the third quarter, then proceeded to outscore Boyd County 26 to nine to win the game.
By virtue of the victory, EPPJ will play St. Mary’s at 2:45 p.m. Thursday (Feb. 5) at Stuart. Atkinson will be the site Saturday for the consolation finals (2:45 p.m.) and finals (6:15 p.m.) of the tournament.