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Athletes Meet Goal for Hurricane Benefit

The hard work put in by the athletes at Bertrand Community School reaped big benefits as they were able to meet their goal of $1000.  “The kids really stepped up to organize and put together this fund raiser,” said Mark Dethlefs, one of the B-Club Sponsors.  “They were able to round up some nice prizes for the raffle.”  Local businesses offered gift certificates, Husker football and volleyball tickets, and a long board made out of the old wooden bleachers taken out of the west gym last summer.

Winners of the raffle were as follows:

$25 Gift Certificate to C-Plus – Paul Bachman

$25 Gift Certificate to Main Street Market – Sam Jensen

$50 Gift Certificate to Plum Pretty Boutique – Kim Ford

$50 Gift Certificate to Divine Boutique—Karma Hickey

$50 Gift Certificate to Blue Moose –Jennifer Sand

Husker Football Tickets – First National Bank of Bertrand—Nate Anders

Husker Volleyball Tickets from Betty Dahlgren – Brenda High

Long Board donated by Scott Schwarz – Paula Jacobs

 

The money raised will be donated to the Red Cross Hurricane Relief Fund.  The student athletes would like to thank all the local business for their donations and to all those that purchased raffle tickets for the benefit.

Athletes Raising Money for Hurricane Relief

The fall sports season is off to a great start.  Our athletes have shown many positive performances and have had a lot to be proud of so far this year.  However, the fall has not been so kind to others around the United States.  Hurricane season is in full swing and along with it  has brought a lot of devastation to our country.

The athletes at Bertrand High School decided that they want to help those in need. “It really stinks…what they have to go through is really horrible,”  said Grace Schwarz.  Dylan Boggs added, “We hope that someone would try to help us out if we were in that situation.” We felt like we needed to come up with a plan to help.”

According to B-Club President Halle Dahlgren, the students had discussed doing a benefit prior to the “Hurricane Relief from the Heartland of Nebraska” project, but hadn’t had time to get things organized. The student-athletes  did  donate $500 to that community led benefit.  But they wanted to do more.  “The benefit was amazing, but because it was completed in such a short period of time, the we didn’t feel like they were able to help very much,” commented B-Club treasurer Kaitlyn Ryan.

In order to do their part to  help the many victims of these massive storms, the student-athletes decided to host a raffle with the proceeds to be donated for this cause.  Numerous items and certificates donated by local businesses and patrons will be raffled off.  Prizes to be drawn after the football game ( homecoming week) on October 13th include:

  • $50 gift certificate for the Blue Moose
  • $50 gift certificate for Divine Boutique
  • $50 gift certificate for Plum Pretty Boutique
  • A long board made of lumber from the old bleachers from the west gym donated by Scott Schwarz
  • $25 gift certificate from Countryside Market
  • $20 gift certificate from C-Plus
  • 2 Husker Volleyball tickets for Nov. 20 donated by Betty Dahlgren
  • 2 Husker Football tickets donated by First State Bank of Bertrand

According to Atlee High, all proceeds will be donated through the American Red Cross.  Anyone that wants to give to this cause can contact an Executive Council “B”-Club member or sponsors (Lisa Mason, Mark Dethlefs, or Bruce Chesterman).  In addition, tickets were sold at the Bertrand Invitational Volleyball Tournament, and will be on sale at the football game on Oct. 13 prior to the drawing.  Raffle tickets are 1 ticket per dollar, 6 tickets for $5, or 20 tickets for $15.

“It’s nice to be a part of a community that wants to support others in our country,” said Kassidy Drain and Lindsay Schutz.  “We just want to help make a difference.”

 

Fall Concessions Sign-up

The fall sports season is right around the corner, so we are humbly asking parents of those students who participate in activities, as well as anyone who would like to help out, to sign-up.  Without your help it becomes very difficult to have concessions open.  The funds from this goes back to the students in the form of awards and equipment that wouldn’t otherwise be purchased.

Fall Concession Sign-up

Thanks in advance for your help.  IF you need directions for the Sign-up genius site you can click on the following link:

http://bertrandvikings.org/vikingnation/wp-content/uploads/sites/31/2014/08/signup-genius-instructions.pdf

Bertrand-Loomis FFA Competes at State

The BerMis FFA Chapter traveled to Lincoln for the 89th State FFA Convention on April 5 – 7, 2017. As they mingled with others, they were able to take part in many different activities throughout the three days. There were thirty four members that took part in 13 different competitions.

On Wednesday, the Agricultural Demonstration team demonstrated about general horse care and won the entire competition! Other teams competing on Wednesday were Natural Resources, Agriculture Mechanics, Agriscience, and Farm Management. The members also got to watch Sarah Pelton perform in the choir at the first General Session.

Thursday brought an early morning for the welders and Food Science participants. As their competitions went on, the rest of the members present went to the morning session where they watched award presentations, and also listened to a state officer give his retiring address. Later in the afternoon, the Livestock Management team headed out for their competition. At the same time, Adyson Furlong competed in her Extemporaneous speaking and received a bronze medal. Her topic was the effect of President Trump’s campaign rhetoric on foreign trade. Jade Gonzalez competed in Natural Resources and spoke on the benefits of wind turbines. Sarah Pelton spoke on how cooperatives benefit the economy, the community, and employment in Cooperative speaking. Both Sarah and Jade received silver medals in their contests.

Thursday evening was filled with many exciting activities. Some of the members started the night by attending the signing for future UNL students. These members were recognized for choosing to attend the university this fall.  All enjoyed Rock the Rec and got to participate in lots of fun activities at the Campus Rec Center.

Friday was a great day for our livestock judgers.  Both junior and senior teams started their competitions at 6:30 A.M.  at the UNL Animal Science Arena.  The livestock judging senior team placed second overall.  Leading the team was Tigh Renken in 2nd place and Cooper Grabenstein in 4th place.

The BerMis FFA members and advisors would like to thank both Loomis Public School and Bertrand Community School administration and staff for their support.  Also,  we greatly appreciate Sandy Dannehl, Jackie Holt, and Mishelle Wallander for going along as sponsors as well as Kelly Thorell who was our bus driver at State Convention.

Results from the BerMis FFA members competing at State FFA Convention:

Ag Technology & Mechanics –

Blue Ribbon: Jory Holt

White Ribbon: Austin Hahn

Participants: Avery Goldfish & Creighton Peterson

Team: Red ribbon

Agronomy –

Purple Ribbon: Cale Abramson

Blue Ribbon: Thomas Crandall &  Noah Renken

White Ribbon: Isaac Wahls

Team:  10th Overall & Purple ribbon

Farm Management –

Blue Ribbon: Jade Gonzalez

Red Ribbon: Katrina Sell

White Ribbon: Amanya Pavelka & Brooke Rademacher

Team: White ribbon

Food Science –

Blue Ribbon: Jenna Kuck & Treianne Park

Red Ribbon: Katlyn Einspahr

Participant: Eden McCain

Team: Red ribbon

Natural Resources –

Purple Ribbon:Thomas Crandall & Noah Renken

Red Ribbon: Lindsay Schutz

Participant: Haley Brink

Team: Blue ribbon

Welding –

Red Ribbon: Adyson Furlong in MIG Red ribbon

Participants: Tigh Renken in MIG & Brandon Wallander in OA

Livestock Management –

Team members – Jennica Dannehl, Cooper Grabenstein, Courtney Philips, Tigh Renken, & Brandon Wallander.

Team:  Purple ribbon

Junior Livestock Judging –

Participants:  Jennica Dannehl, Kassidy Drain, Jory Holt, & Emma Larson

Team: Red ribbon

 

Prom Walk-up On “The Cube”

No fooling!  April 1, 2017 is the date for this year’s prom.  The junior class has been working diligently for about three weeks preparing for “The Great Gatsby.”  The Walk-up for this year’s prom  is scheduled to begin at 7:45.  The public is invited to attend the walk-up at the Bertrand Community School gym.  This event will also be broadcast through “The Cube”  beginning at 7:30 for those unable to attend in person.

The schedule of events for the student are as follows:
Junior and Senior pictures beginning at 5:00
Senior Class Picture at 5:40
Junior Class Pictures at 5:45
Appetizers for Juniors and Seniors at 5:50
Freshmen and Sophomore Pictures at 6:00
Junior and Senior banquet at 6:20
Prom Walk up 7:45 at the high school gym
Prom-Dance 8:00-12:00 at the Community Building

 

Yearbook On-line Orders

The 2016-2017 Viking Yearbooks are currently on sale. All orders will be completed on-line only. The options for personalization will be available as they have been in the past. If you wish to personalize your book, this must be completed by the end of April.  The link posted below will take you to the order site and will explain all details.  If you have questions, you may contact Mrs. Kaps at jennifer.kaps@bertrandvikings.org.

This order form is for the big hardcover yearbooks.  The elementary version of the yearbook will be available as usual next fall.

SENIOR PARENTS:  If you would like to purchase an ad for your graduating senior, this link will also allow you to submit your information and photos.  If you have questions, please contact Mrs. Kaps.

 

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