Third graders presented the play "Wee Chick" on May 15, 2019. Wee Chick wanted to leave the barnyard and go down by the ducks and out in the meadow. Ignoring Mother and Father, Wee Chick runs away and gets in a dangerous situation. Saved by the family daughter having the family dog chase away Sly Fox, he finds his way home and decides never to leave the barnyard again.
Cast of characters:
Wee Chick: Dawson Gansebom
Mother Hen and Narrator Three: Korrine Moes
Father Rooster and Narrator Two: Jaxson Wingert
Chick One and Sly Fox: Payton Oltjenbruns
Chick Two and Beautiful Dog: Jesse Jensen
Narrator One and Little Girl: Adyson Poellot
Turkey One: Nickolas Kumm
Turkey Two: Cole Gray
The play was followed by each third grader reading a poem. The event was enjoyed by all!
Class of 2019
A Averages--TOP--Anthony Heiman, Nick Reikofski, Jared Bessmer, Merrix Denn; Bottom-Brandi Gansebom, Haven Schultze, Kayla Wingert, Adiona Buchanan
Speakers--Anthony Heiman, Nick Reikofski, Jared Bessmer
Brandi Gansebom, Haven Schultze, Adriona Buchanan
Junior Escorts - Landon Stelling, Kennedy Johnson
The ESU 8 High School Art Show was held in Neligh at the Antelope County Fairgrounds. Due to weather, it began with an earlier set up and judging on Wednesday, April 10th. It was open to the public from Thursday, April 11th through Sunday, April 14th.
Teri Schacht, Art Instructor at Niobrara, was the judge for this year’s High School Art Show. She chose a colored pencil drawing by Kylee McLean, a junior from Battle Creek High School, as the Best of Show. Kylee’s Art Instructor is Stephanie Nelson.
In addition to the Best of Show, Teri Schacht also gave the following Outstanding Merit ribbons: Taylor Bolling, Clearwater (Scratchboard); Kylee McLean, Battle Creek (Pencil); Gracie Beddow, West Holt (Charcoal); Brie Magdefrau, Elkhorn Valley (Portrait); Roni Jo Robinette, Verdigre (Handbuilt Clay); Rachel Pavelka, Verdigre (Printmaking); Haley Kerkman, Neligh-Oakdale (Miscellaneous); Madi Grosserode, Neligh-Oakdale (Oil Painting); Rachel Pavelka, Verdigre (Handbuilt Clay); Beyonce Gildea, Norfolk Senior High (Sculpture); Brandi Gansebom, Osmond (Watercolor); Taylor Boling, Clearwater (Acrylic); Madi Grosserode, Neligh-Oakdale (Miscellaneous).
Other students earning ribbons from Osmond included: Rezi Weiss, Mackenzie Schmidt, Keaton Timmerman, Graysen Schultze, Brandi Gansebom, Shyann Rohloff, and Hannah Ferry.
The high schools that participated in this year’s show included Battle Creek, Clearwater, Elgin Public, Elkhorn Valley, Ewing, Lutheran High Northeast, Neligh-Oakdale, Norfolk Senior High, O’Neill St. Mary’s, Orchard, Osmond, Plainview, Verdigre, and West Holt.
The Osmond girls track team has competed in four meets so far this year and has shown great improvement in each one. Our first meet took place in Randolph on April 8th against Plainview, Randolph, LCC and Allen. The Tigers earned 3rd place overall. The 4X100 and the 4X400 teams ran for the first time at this meet. The 4x100 took 4th place (1:05.37) and the 4x400 came in at 2nd (5:17.12). 4x100 relay team members include Anna Kahny, Caydence Krienert, Erica Heiman and Callie Hoffmann. Members of the 4x400 meter relay team are Cali Gutz, Annabelle Vinson, Caydence Krienert, and Erica Heiman. Cali Gutz placed in several events, aside from the 4x400. She earned 1st place in the 800 meter run (2:51.84) and the 400 meter dash(1:10.01). She came in 2nd in the 200 meter dash with a time of 30.18. Others who placed at this meet include Erica Heiman with a 3rd place finish in the 100M hurdles (19.08), Leia Buchanan who was 4th in the girls triple jump (21-02.75), Annabelle Vinson who finished 4th in the discus throw (51-08), Tessa Gardner who placed 6th in the discuss (50-02.5) and 5th in the shot put (21-03) and Reese Johns who finished 6th in the shot put, throwing a distance of 21 feet 1 inch.
At the LCC meet on April 17th, the girls were 6th out of 8 teams, scoring 33 points. Ten girls brought home ribbons from this meet. Cali Gutz won 1st place in the 400 with a time of 1:10.48, while Erica Heiman came in at 6th with a time of 1:17.11. Cali had a 2nd place finish behind Madison Mackie from Stanton with a 3:00.57 finish. The 4x100 relay team (Anna Kahny, Caydence Krienert, Erica Heiman and Callie Hoffmann) came in at 5th place with a PR time of 1:04.6 and the 4x400 (Cali Gutz, Annabelle Vinson, Caydence Krienert, and Erica Heiman) finished in 3rd (5:17.72). Leia Buchanan placed 3rd in the triple jump, hopping her best distance so far of 23-04.5 feet.
The team next travelled to Creighton for their annual relay meet on April 18th. It was a fun day of relays for the team. At this meet, everything is a relay, even the field events. Everyone’s distance or height is added together and scored against the other teams. The girls placed 5th in the shot put, 6th in the discuss, 4th in the long jump and 5th in the triple jump. The hurdle shuttle relay team of Erica Heiman, Anna Kahny, Taylor Thompson, and Callie Hoffman placed 3rd. The 4x200 team of Julianna Kumm, Kyah Gray, Brooklyn Wattier and Annabelle Vinson were 6th. The 800 Medley team of Cali Gutz, Julianna Kumm, Kyah Gray and Brooklyn Wattier were 3rd. The 7th grade 4x100 relay team (Anna Kahny, Caydence Krienert, Erica Heiman and Callie Hoffmann) came in 2nd and the 8th grade 4x100 relay team (Leia Buchanan, Taylor Thompson, Reese Johns, and Cali Gutz) placed 4th, while the 4x400 relay team (Cali Gutz, Annabelle Vinson, Caydence Krienert, and Erica Heiman) was 5th overall. The girls teamed up with the boys for a co-ed 4x100 (Cali Gutz, Erica Heiman, Alex Vinson and Zach Reikofski) and a co-ed weight 4x100 (Tessa Gardner, Annabelle Vinson, Caden Wingert, and Reese Hannah) winning 1st in both relays.
The Pierce meet, originally scheduled for April 11th, was postponed until April 25th. It was a beautiful day for a track meet as the girls placed in 5 events and earned nine personal records on the day. Cali Gutz earned 2nd place finishes in both the 400 meter dash (1:06.94) and the 1600 meter run (6:13.56), setting a personal record in both races. Callie Hoffmann placed 5th in the 100 hurdles with a personal best of 20.10 seconds. They team cut 2 seconds off their time, running a 1:02.69 to earn a fourth place finish. The 4x400 relay team shaved over 16 seconds off their time to earn a second place finish with a time of 5:01.44. Those who did not place, but beat their best time or distance were: Leia Buchanan in the 100M (15.33), Julianna Kumm in the 400M(1:19.44), Taylor Thompson in the 100 hurdles(21.34), and Sidney Dominguez in the discuss(45-11).
The Tigers will travel to Laurel for the Winside meet on April 30th and to Hartington on May 3rd to complete this year’s track season.
The Northeast Community College Show Choir performed in the OCS gym on Friday, April 26 at 10:45 AM.
The choir performed a variety of songs featuring a number of popular songs.
Each member of the choir introduced themselves, and each discussed why they enjoy NECC.
One former Osmond student belongs to the choir. Sheldon Wattier, son of Amy Wattier, attended OCS when he was in elementary school.
Osmond Tigers basketball standout Merrix Denn signed to play basketball at Northeast Community College in Norfolk on Monday, April 29 in the Osmond Community School gym.
Denn was accompanied by his father Steve Denn and his mother.
Tigers Head Basketball Coach Todd Schulze, Tigers Athletic Director Brian Guenther, and NECC men’s coach Dan Anderson accompanied Denn at his signing.
Denn played his final season of basketball at OHS after being in Randolph previously. He was a leader on the team, helping the team to earn Class D2 Runner-up. He scored 1,000 points in his career.
He will begin attending NECC in the fall.
The Osmond J.H. Track teams competed at the Creighton
Relays on Thursday, April 18. Teams competing were Osmond,
Bloomfield, Creighton, Elkhorn Valley , Neligh/Oakdale and
Wausa. The Osmond boys finished as the team champions
scoring 80 points, finishing 12 points ahead of runner-up
In this meet all the races are relays and all the field events
consist of teams of three with all three distances being added
together. I was very pleased with how the kids competed. Not
only did the boys finish as team champion but in the combined
boys and girls scoring Osmond was only 8 points away from
Osmond finished first in the shot put, high jump, and the 7 th
grade 4 x 100, and second in the discus, long jump, triple jump,
4 x 200, and 4x 400. In addition the Tigers also finished first in
the Coed 4 x 100 and the Coed weight 4x 100.
Shot Put 1 st ( Alex Vinson, Zach Reikofski, Kayson Maertins)
99 ft 4 in
High Jump 1 st ( Bradee Gubbels, Spencer Hille, Owen Severson)
14 ft 4 in
7 th Grade 4 x 100 1 st ( Dominic True, Hunter Buchanon, Owen
Severson, James Doyle) 60.3sec
Discus 2 nd ( Darren Kelley, Caden Wingert, Reese Hanna) 239 ft
3 rd ( Kayson Maertins, Xander Brown, Baylen Guenther)
208 ft 0 in
Long Jump 2 nd ( Darren Kelley, Spencer Hille, Karter Johnson)
44 ft 10 in
5 th ( Robert Aschoff, Xander Brown, Trevor
Thompson) 39 ft 6 in
Triple Jump 2 nd ( Bradee Gubbels, Hudson Schultze, Darren
Kelley,) 87 ft 2 in
Hurdle Shuttle 2 nd ( Bradee Gubbels, Spencer Hille, Owen
Severson, Robert Aschoff) 47.3 sec
4 x 200 2 nd ( Hudson Schultze, Karter Johnson, Bradee
Gubbels, Robert Aschoff) 2:03.6
800 medley 5 th ( Hudson Schultze, Karter Johnson, Dominic
True, James Doyle) 2:16.0
8 th grade 4 x 100 5 th ( Caden Wingert, Zach Reikofski, Reese
Hanna, Alex Vinson) 56.0
4 x 400 2 nd ( Spencer Hille, James Doyle, Alex Vinson, Darren
Coed 4 x 100 1 st ( Cali Gutz, Erica Heiman, Alex Vinson, Zach
Reikofski) 56.7 sec
Coed Wt 4 x 100 1 st (Anabelle Vinson, Tessa Gardner, Reese
Hanna, Caden Wingert) 1:05.4
Elkhorn Valley 68
Neligh Oakdale 56
Lewis and Clark Scholastic All Conference – Superintendent’s Award: Seniors – Nicholas Reikofski, Haven Schultze Juniors – Joshua Gansebom, Diandra Polt
Principal‘s Award: Seniors -Brandi Gansebon, Jared Bessmer, Anthony Heiman, Merrix Denn, Kayla Wingert Juniors – Zachary Alderson, Kennedy Johnson, Landon Stelling, Hannah Ferry, Madeline Huwaldt, Alexis Solorzano, Aaron Chishiba, Mary Kahny, Keaton Timmerman, Ashley Wingert, Mason Bykerk, Brittany Krienert, Logan Stelling
On April 4-6, 7 members of the Osmond FBLA Chapter attended the State Leadership Conference in Omaha, Nebraska. Some of the activities we participated in were the opening general session on day one, the second general session on day two, and finally the awards program on the last day. In our opening general session we had a keynote speaker who was Holly Hoffman. Holly Hoffman was on Season 21 of the tv show Survivor Nicaragua, and she came to talk to us to inspire to take opportunities and focus on attitude, determine, confidence, desire, faith, and perseverance. The second general session, is when we found out who got all of the honorable mentions for all of the tests everyone took. All of the test that we took were Accounting 1, Advertising, Business Calculations, Business Communications, Business Law, Economics, Insurance and Risk Management, Introduction to Business, Introduction to Business Communications, Introduction to Business Procedures, Introduction to FBLA, Introduction to Financial Math, Journalism, Organizational Leadership, and Personal Finance. Connor von Rentzell went 4 out 5 of his tests for honorable mention, which included, Accounting 1, Introduction to Business, Introduction to Business Communications, and Introduction to Financial Math. Diandra Polt also received honorable mention in Advertising. On the third day we learned who got the top eight out of that test and who the top three in the event to qualify for the National Leadership Conference in San Antonio, Texas. Diandra Polt received eighth in Journalism. Connor von Rentzell also received eighth in Introduction to Business Procedures. Anthony Heiman got 4th in Business Calculations and 3rd in Personal Finance qualifying for the National Leadership Conference in San Antonio Texas.