College Visits

Juniors and Seniors had the opportunity to visit two South Dakota colleges last week. We visited Western Dakota Technical College in Rapid City (there is no difference between resident and non-resident tuition at WDT). We also visited Black Hills State University in Spearfish. Nebraska residents receive in-state tuition at South Dakota colleges and universities thanks to the SD Advantage program.

Personal Finance Challenge

Several students from HSPS participated in the annual Personal Finance Challenge, where they tackled multiple-choice rapid-fire questions within a 30-minute time frame. Our team, Hawks24, achieved an impressive ranking of number 3 in the Western Nebraska region and number 7 overall. Out of 288 teams in the High School division, including 98 in Lincoln, 91 in Omaha, and 99 in Western Nebraska, our performance stood out.

This achievement has earned our students advancement to the regional competition in Kearney on April 5th.

Members of the team include Jordyn Anderson, Gage Mintken, Hunter McDonald, and Mason Marcy.

PANCO Music Contest

Congratulations to the Hay Springs High School music department who placed FIRST at the PANCO music conference contest held in Morrill on Tuesday, March 26th.

Receiving individual awards were:
Outstanding Large Instrumental Ensemble – Concert Band
Outstanding Mixed Trio – Abigail Russell, Abigail Nelson, and Noah Kelly (The Senior Trio)
Outstanding Brass Quintet – Abigail Nelson, Julia Russell, Tailyn Stark, Noah Kelly, and Evan Smith
Outstanding Piano Solo – Reese Varvel

These students will have a concert on Tuesday, April 16th at 7:00 PM in the Hay Springs Auditorium and then perform again at the District Music Contest held in Alliance on Wednesday, April 17th.

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