Congratulations to the Wahoo High School Class of 2021! This year's senior class celebrated its final day of school on Wednesday, May 5. Graduation was celebrated on Sunday, May 9 at 1:30 p.m. in the high school gymnasium. Forty-nine percent of this year's graduates plan to attend a four-year college or university, 30 percent plan to attend a two-year college, 14 percent will join the workforce or are undecided about their future choice, and seven percent will enlist into a branch of the military. Seniors will attend 23 different post-secondary learning institutions, the largest numbers attending Southeast Community College (14), the . . .
May 7, 2021 Good afternoon and thank you! Thank you for supporting your student(s), the school staff, and the district during this unprecedented year. This has been a year like no one could have predicted or planned to navigate, but we are nearing the end and we have maintained having our doors open for the entire year. We are making a slight change to our expectations of students and staff for the last weeks of school and wanted to communicate that with all parents and patrons. A new Directed Health Measure (DHM) was released by the State of Nebraska this week, signed off by the state health director. Within the DHM, there is a new provision for school-aged . . .
The Nebraska School Activities Association ( NSAA ) is pleased to announce the student recipients of the Spring 2021 Nebraska Chiropractic Physicians Association (NCPA) Academic All-State Awards . Since 2006 this NSAA Award Program has recognized students who meet the criteria for nomination by their school in the season of their activity. Nominated students must be varsity players or organizational leaders who have played a significant role on the team. Nominees must have a minimum cumulative grade point average, in all curricular subjects, of 93%, or 3.7 on a 4.0-point scale. Each year the NSAA and the NCPA recognize . . .
On Thursday, May 6, the 4th and 5th graders in the Wahoo Chess Club competed for the club championship of their grades. Calder Simonsen won first place in grade 4, while Wyatt Rafteseth finished second, and Evie Nygren took home the third place trophies. Taylor Christian and Conner Lowther also competed in the event. In the fifth grade tournament, Lucas Wusk won the gold medal, while Carter Christen took the second place trophy and Parker Lienemann finished third. The following fifth graders also competed in the closely contested tournament: Alex Christian, Michael Williams, Maizelyn Josephson, Rease Johnston, Joey Williams, and Matthias Witthun. . . .
There are many things in life that offer an adrenaline rush: parasailing . . . a good roller coaster . . . bungee jumping . . . sky diving . . . and throwing a million dollars into the stock market. Two teams of Wahoo High School students competed in this year’s Junior Achievement Stock Market Challenge , held on Tuesday, April 20. The competition started with each team being given $1,000,000 to invest in a 60-day stock market simulation. Each “day” of trading lasted approximately one minute. The event was virtual this year and featured celebrity guests Brian Baumgartner , Tom Bergeron , and Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts . One of . . .