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Hay Springs eSports Team State Information

On Thursday, April 28th, the “Golden Hawks”, Hay Springs’s eSports team will be traveling to York, Nebraska to compete at the Nebraska Schools Esports Association(https://nebraskahsesports.com/) state tournament. The number 4 ranked Hay Springs team, consisting of Kaden Langford and Sam Hindman, will face off against number 1 ranked Wynot at 9:00 AM CT/8:00 AM MT on Friday, April 29th. We would like to thank those who have supported us through the season, we really appreciate all you have done for us and none of this would be possible without you!  A special thank you to the Hay Springs School Board for allowing us to use a suburban to make the trip!

Here is a link to the Schedule(times listed are in Central Time):
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1bTq2Bzlz5AUwGFto6f898ekPh04fI89PkhJIGqcAmd4/edit

Here is a link to the Bracket:
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1ffGvOnpU5BF-BOV2nRFz210YGh3h7pVA1IpdXBCs6hM/edit#gid=107750223

Our first game against Wynot(and if we win that match, the championship game) will be streamed at:
http://twitch.tv/NSeSA

If we do not win that match, the battle for 3rd place will be streamed at:
http://twitch.tv/yorkpantheresports

Personal Finance Challenge

Hay Springs Public School won the Western Division of the Nebraska Personal Finance Challenge sponsored by the Nebraska Council on Economic Education. The first round is a test of 30 questions and students have 30 minutes to complete the test. Based on the test scores, students are then placed first by region and then across the entire state.

The Hay Springs team which consisted of Gabe Varvel, Ashley Tobiasson, Sam Hindman, and Kaden Langford completed this year. The students ranked first in the Western Region and third in the entire state. There were a total of 226 teams in the High School division: 67 in Lincoln, 62 in Omaha, and 97 in Western Nebraska.

These students can compete at the next level on April 29, 2022, in Kearney. They will be given a hypothetical family scenario and have to put together a family budget for the family. This budget should show how to get the family out of debt. If they place first in the state at this competition they would then advance to the national completion.

District Music Contest Results

Attached you will find the results of District Music Contest held in Alliance on Wednesday, April 20th. It was a very successful day for the Hay Springs music students! We also had 2 outstanding performers, Sam Hindman on his tenor sax solo and Kaden Langford on his vocal solo. If you see any of these students, make sure to congratulate them for all their hard work!

Second Grade Camp-In

Second grade had “Camp Learn A Lot” this week. We brought in tents, sleeping bags, flashlights and a campfire! We read so many camping books under the “stars”, learned and wrote about how to eat a worm, wrote and shared spooky campfire stories, read maps and made maps, constellations, bees and how they make honey, and we had a couple special readers come to camp! Turns out, learning can be fun!

Substitute Music Teacher

Today Mr. Hagge was a substitute teacher for Mrs. Varvel.  Even though he is posing here with a guitar it is our understanding that he ended up reading to the PreK class instead!  Perhaps Mr. Hagge needs to take more music lessons to learn to play that guitar!

FBLA State Competition

On Sunday, April 10th the Hay Springs FBLA(Future Business Leaders of America) team traveled to Kearney, NE to compete in the state competition along with 1700 other students. Hay Springs came home with three honorable mentions and a 6th place award.

At state competition FBLA gives awards to 8th place and then, based on the number of students testing, award a certain number of honorable mention places.

Abigail Russell brought home 6th place in “Introduction to Parliamentary Procedures” as well as an honorable mention in “Introduction to Financial Math” with a 14th place.

Lillian Dorshorst brought home two honorable mention places in “Agribusiness”(10th place) and “Introduction to Business Procedures”(11th place).

Other students who attended the competition were Gabe Varvel, Ashley Tobiasson, Gage Mintken, Gabby Twarling, Alexa Tonjes, and Brooke Winter.

When not taking tests the students attended different workshops.

Thank you to everyone who made this trip possible for our students. Especially Hay Springs Public School Board and Jessica Mintken for helping drive students to the competition and around Kearney. We are already looking forward to next year’s trip!

Bennett County JH Track Meet Schedule Change

The start time of the Bennett County Junior High Track Meet has been changed from 12:00 PM to 10:00 AM on Thursday, April 21st.  Please adjust the times on the schedule we posted to two hours earlier.  Sorry for the inconvenience, but more teams signed up for the meet and so times needed to be adjusted.