2023 Scholastic Contest Results

The CSC Scholastic contest results are in! The Hay Springs Hawks received 1st place in their division(Hay Springs – 1st place in Division IV)! Thanks and congratulations to all students who attended, took tests, and did their very best work! The following students earned points that contributed to Hay Springs 1st place finish:

Agronomy and Range Management
Dylan Raymer – 9th
Jaelyn Rasmussen – 9th

Algebra I
Julia Russell – 3rd
Mason Albrecht – 8th

Business Mathematics
Lillian Dorshorst – 1st (tie)
Abigail Russell – 5th

Consumer Issues
Gage Mintken – 1st

Equine Management
Abigail Russell – 3rd

General Biology
Lillian Dorshorst – 2nd

General Science
Aubry Anderson – 2nd

Personal Finance
Brooke Winter – 6th

Physical Science
Parker Wellnitz – 8th

Veterinary Science
Andi Twarling – 7th

Wildlife Ecology and Management
Jarhett Anderson – 4th

World History
Noah York – 9th

4th Grade AR Winners

These four were the winners of the AR 4th grade reading pool. For every point students read, they put there name on the pool board. When we had 100 names, the drawing commenced. Huge shout out to the community member who donated these Sackers gift certificates through the Tree of Love.  Congratulations Wylie, Elijah, Darius, and Ariah!

21st Century STEM Lab

21st Century Equipment brought their STEM Mobile Learning Lab to Hay Springs Public School on Monday!  The students learned about GPS(Global Positioning System) and how it is used to automatically guide farm equipment…or in this case, a lawn tractor!  GPS is also used to help gather yield information from crops so that chemicals, fertilizer, and water can be applied more effectively.  Students were able to drive the lawn tractor to map a path and then a different student was able to make the lawn tractor follow the exact same path without having to touch the steering wheel!  In addition to learning about GPS, students were also able to learn a bit about solar panels and how solar energy can be used to power electric fences and even stock wells.  The drone was a favorite of many students as well!  While they weren’t able to fly the drone themselves, they were able to put on a “VR Headset” and see what the drone saw when it was flying high in the air over their heads.  Drones can be used to do spot spraying in fields to eliminate weeds and insects.  Finally, students were able to play with a interactive topographical map inside the trailer.  A huge thank you to David from 21st Century for spending the day at Hay Springs Public School!

Fish Dissection

One of the highlights of the Trout in the Classroom program is dissecting trout. Last Thursday, fifth graders rolled up their sleeves and got their hands dirty while learning about the internal anatomy of a Rainbow Trout. They identified the major internal organs such as the heart, kidney, stomach, and intestines, while also getting a closer look at the gills and spherical lens that helps trout see in all directions.

Kindergarten Math

Kindergarten is CELEBRATING Math achievements! Kindergarten has been working on reading and working out story problems. We are all so proud of what we are accomplishing. So if you see a Kindergartner give them a high five! Also we have been enjoying some of the High School kids coming down and doing flashcards and reading with us! We love our older Hawks!

Hagen Foundation Scholarship Awarded

Congratulations to Hally Johnson on receiving the Hagan Foundation Scholarship! The Hagan scholarship is a national scholarship that provides up to $60,000 over 4 years, as well as the opportunity to apply for an additional $30,000 for graduate school. As a Hagan scholar, Hally will also have the chance to study abroad during her junior year of college! Way to go Hally!

NHS Induction Ceremony

The Hay Springs chapter of the National Honor Society inducted 7 new members on Wednesday. They are James Scherbarth, Gabrielle Twarling, Alexa Tonjes, Abigail Russell, Gage Mintken, Jordyn Anderson, and Lillian Dorshorst. Current members who conducted the ceremony are Mia Skinner, Samantha Toof, and Hally Johnson.

The National Honor Society is made up of 10th, 11th, and 12th grade students who exhibit the four pillars of the society; Scholarship, Service, Leadership, and Character. Students who have a 3.60 grade point average or above are asked to complete an application, and are then selected by a faculty council based on how well each applicant has demonstrated the four pillars throughout their high school careers.

Congratulations to our new members!

Student Joins Ag Tech Program

Gordon, NE – 21st Century Equipment welcomes Toby Scherbarth as part of the company’s Ag Tech training program in conjunction with John Deere.

Toby will be sponsored by 21st Century Equipment’s Gordon dealership. Toby is a senior at Hay Springs High School and is the son of TJ and Holly Scherbarth. He will attend school at Southeast Community College in Milford, NE.

“We’re proud to have Toby as part of our team,” said Jake Palmer. “We know he will be a great asset to 21st Century Equipment.”

The John Deere Ag Tech program is a unique alliance between John Deere, John Deere dealers and various 2-year colleges across the nation. Students will graduate from the program with an associate of applied science degree while also completing a cooperative work experience at a John Deere dealership.

Students gain knowledge on all aspects of John Deere products, including receiving their certifications in hydraulics, electrical and service advisor diagnostics software and developing a strong understanding of the current technologies that are available on John Deere equipment.

21st Century Equipment’s Ag Tech college program provides reimbursement for up to 100% of college tuition, books, fees, room and board, plus Snap-On tools and a toolbox.

For more information about the John Deere Ag Tech program, contact Recruiting@21stCenturyEquip.com, or visit 21stCenturyEquipment.com/Careers.

Best Of The West

On January 25th, Hay Springs Public School students traveled to Chadron to compete in the sixth annual “Best of the West Business Invitational” sponsored by CSC and the Nebraska Council on Economic Education. We had 19 students competing in the event.

Business Calculations – 4th Abigail Russell
Business Communications – 5th Lillian Dorshorst
Intro to Business – 2nd Dylan Young, 5th Dylan Raymer
Intro to FBLA – 4th Julia Russell, 5th Dylan Young
Intro to Financial Mathematics – 2nd Lillian Dorshorst
Job Interview – 2nd Mia Skinner

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