Brock Johnson and Tyler Reikofski, two seniors at Osmond Community School, have been selected to play in the NEN All Star football game scheduled to be played at the Memorial Field in Norfolk on Saturday, June 10.
Brock and Tyler were selected as part of the 36-man White team for the game. Brock has been tabbed to play on the offensive side of the ball and Tyler has been tabbed as a linebacker for the defense.
Both will take part in practices at Norfolk High School the week prior to the game.
Past Osmond players that have been selected for the game are Carlin Krienert and Andrew Folkers for the inaugural game in 2013 and Max Frank for last year’s game.
The March FBLA meeting started with a lesson on Dinner Etiquette. Members participating were: The Pathetics (Tyler von Rentzell and Diane Kruse) and The Sophisticats (Caitlin Kumm and Shelby Aschoff), Server (Tristan Maertins) and Narrator (Bryan Manzer). The skit showed the correct way to act, and more importantly eat while in public.
The FBLA Chapter earned an Action Awareness Award because of their activities during FBLA Week, and other Career and Technical Educational Activities. It was mentioned that members should be thinking about running for a local office, as elections will take place at the April meeting. Committees for the May Awards Ceremony were set up, so planning will begin soon for that event.
Students attending State Leadership Conference (SLC) discussed the upcoming event. SLC takes place on April 6-8 this year in Omaha. Students attending will be: Shelby Aschoff, Diane Kruse, Andrea Schmit, Anthony Heiman, Bryan Manzer, and Tyler von Rentzell.
The Osmond High School Anatomy class and the American Red Cross partnered to host a blood drive for the Osmond community on Tuesday, March 21 in the OCS gym.
Osmond elementary students recently concluded their Easter Candy sales.
The top sellers were brothers Jaxson and Caden Wingert. The boys sold eighty-one boxes of candy.
Second place was Adalyn Koehler, while third place was Kenley Friedrich.
Other top sellers –(having sold 20 or more boxes) were Ella vonRentzell, Spencer Hille, Adamari Olguin, Anna Kahny, and Keely Gubbels.
Tigers excel in academic classes
The Osmond Tigers Junior and Senior High School students had a great quarter academically. Seventy-one of the 109 students had no grades below eighty-five percent in any class.
This started with 30 students who earned recognition as Superior Honor Roll students. These students earned NO grade below a ninety-three percent.
Also forty-one students made Honor Roll. These students had a ninety percent average and had no grade below an eighty-five percent.
Several seniors earned Superior Honor Status. These include Shelby Aschoff, Bailee Gillespie, Hailey Johnson, Kendyl Koehler, Preston Koehler, Curtis Kralicek, Bryan Manzer, Tyler Reikofski, Tucker Timmerman, and Tyler von Rentzell.
Likewise, a handful of junior made it on Superior Honor Roll: Alex Alderson, Colton Beacom, Jessica Jensen, Drew Krienert. Andrea Schmit, and Erin Schultz.
Sophomores Brandi Gansebom, Nick Reikofski, and Haven Schultze were all on Superior Honor Roll.
The five freshmen who qualified for Superior Honor Roll include Zachary Alderson, Alex Brestel, Grace Broekemeier, Kennedy Johnson, and Landon Stelling.
Six junior high students were credited for this accomplishment as well: Connor Gutz (8th),
Zachary Huwaldt (8th), Graysen Schultze (8th), Connor von Rentzell (8th), Grace Gansebom (7th)
and Bailey Schmit (7th).
The seniors that made it include Blake Aschoff, Paul Gubbels, Hannah Gutz, Brock Johnson, Diane Kruse, Cole Moes, and Brett Simmons.
Eight juniors made the list. These were Emily Bolz, Aleia Kumm, Alex Kumm, Caitlin Kumm, Alex Palu, Ethan Pfanstiel, Kelly Schuettler, and Shelby Stelling.
Sophomores Jared Bessmer, Adriona Buchanan, Anthony Heiman, Mariah Stech, and Kayla Wingert made Honor Roll.
Ten freshmen made it on the list. These were Aaron Chishiba, Hannah Ferry, Joshua Gansebom, Madeline Huwaldt, Mary Kahny, Alexis Solorzano, Logan Stelling, Keaton Timmerman, and Ashley Wingert
There were four eighth graders on Honor Roll: Johnson Chishiba, Aleynah Gray, Hayle Krienert, Jozie Kumm.
Macy Aschoff, Lillie Gansebom, Mason Gansebom, Holly Jensen, Kiera Moes, Kenzie von Rentzell, Riley Wagner, and Keaton Wattier were the seventh graders on the list.
Elementary Tigers perfect for 3rd Quarter
Osmond Elementary School students made coming to school one of their highest priorities for the 2016-2017 school year.
Sixteen students in a variety of grade levels achieved Perfect Attendance for Quarter 3 in the 2016-2017 school year.
Of these students, a majority came from sixth grade (7). These were Connor Anderson, Zach Reikofski, Taylor Thompson, Ella Broekemeier, Hudson Schultze, Reese Johns, and Cali Gutz.
The lone fifth grader to attend school every day was Leah Poellet.
Several fourth graders were on the list: Cassady Dominguez, Sophia Gansebom, Keely Gubbels, and Landon Oltjenbruns.
Peyton Brunckhost was the only third grader to earn the award. Vayden Wattier and Kooper Gubbels were the two second graders who made the list.
Kindergartener Kenley Friedrich also had Perfect Attendance.
Congratulations students for your commitment to learning.
Tigers battle at Districts, Jensen girls sixth with duet
The Osmond Tigers speech team competed in their district speech meet at West Boyd High School in Spencer on Tuesday, March 14.
Jessica and Leslie Jensen (both juniors) earned sixth place in Duet Acting.
The Jensens earned a spot in Finals after finishing fourth (Round 1) and third (Round 2) in their preliminary rounds. (The tournament was formatted with two preliminary rounds to determine who made it into a final round.)
“This was the duet's first time competing in finals and they finished sixth overall, earning them a medal,” Tigers’ Speech Director Christalin Ginn said.
The Tigers scored thirty-one points total including sixteen from Duet Acting, eight points from Oral Interpretation of Serious Prose, and seven points from Extemporaneous Speaking.
Overall, the team finished in eighth place behind seventh place Elkhorn Valley (56).
Aleia Kumm (Jr.) finished just outside of Finals after placing fourth (Round 1) and fifth (Round 2) in her preliminary rounds.
Kumm battled in her preliminary rounds, but was one of three that did not make it into Finals.
“Aleia placed third in the first round, but went over the allotted time, so she fell to fourth,” Ginn said.
The Tigers’ lone Extemporaneous Speaking contestant, Anthony Heiman (So.), had a tough first round as was unable to make it to Finals.
He placed fourth (Round 1) and third (Round 2) in his preliminary rounds.
Ginn was pleased with her speakers’ first round performance: “In the first round, no one scored below a 44 out of 50, which is the best we have done all year.”
Overall, the Tigers (though few in numbers) had a productive year. They improved gradually as the season progressed.
“I am super proud of every single one of them. I have seen them work really hard this year. We earned three more medals than we did last year. This improvement is tremendous,” Ginn added.
Tiger Quiz-Bowlers venture to Neligh
NELIGH—The Osmond Tigers Junior and Senior High Quiz Bowl teams competed in the ESU 8 Junior and Senior High Quiz Bowls in Neligh on Tuesday, March 7 and Wednesday, March 8.
The junior high team defeated Madison by fifteen points and then lost to both Stanton and O’Neill St. Mary’s. Both losses were within ten points.
The high school squad took down Clearwater-Orchard while losing to Verdigre and then Elgin Public. The Tigers’ win was by fifteen points.
“Overall our girls performed well, and I couldn't be prouder of the group of students who participated,” Tigers Quiz Bowl Sponsor Jeffrey Hrabik said.