The conference will be selling RPAC Track T-shirts through Misko’s online orders. Anyone interested in placing an order may do so at the following site: https://misko.itemorder.com. The order code is RPAC2015 .
Short sleeve shirts are $15 and the long sleeve shirts will be $18. Orders must be placed before midnight on April 19th. No orders will be accepted after this time.
Anyone that knows Bill Ford understands why he was selected as NTV’s Outstanding Teacher for the month of February. Several students from Bertrand Community School wrote letters, nominating Mr. Ford for this award. Students praised him for his work as both a teacher and a coach and complimented him on his ability to “always see the best in others”, and “he makes me feel like anything is possible”.
The Viking Boys Basketball team defeated Elwood in the sub-district final to advance to the district final to be played Tuesday, March 3 in Lexington at 7:00. The games will be broadcast on KRVN 880 AM and live streamed on “The Cube”.
After the first round of the state wrestling meet, Brandon Wallander was defeated in a major decision by Chase Osborne 16-2. In the wrestlebacks, Brandon defeated Spencer Warner of Louisville in a 7-6 decision, but was defeated by James Hernandez of Logan View in a 7-2 decision.
The Bertrand and Loomis school districts have worked out a plan to offer Agriculture Education and start an FFA program to begin during the 2015-2016 school year. Samantha Jensen has been hired to teach these programs and will be splitting her time between the two districts, coming to Bertrand in the mornings and to Loomis in the afternoons. Courses to be taught include Animal Science, Plant Science and Horticulture, and Intro to Ag.
Ms. Jenson is currently teaching her 2nd year at Fairbury Public Schools. She is originally from Bird City, Kansas, which is south of Benkelman.