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424b3375da6d0 The Class of 1995 at Hemingford High School. Please click on picture to enlarge
The Class of 1995 at Hemingford High School. Please click on picture to enlarge

Class of 1995

by Staff

March 29, 2005


19 Hemingford High School 95

Student and Faculty Highlights of the Year

This page features athletic records, officers, themes, important numbers, important happenings, and other educational information from the year in question. It provides a quick and ready resource for Bobcat Grads and families!

 Please use the response function at the bottom of this page to read other comments, or to add your own bit of history or memory. Be sure and sign with your name and e-mail address so your classmates and friends can write you.

Student Council Highlights – Hosted both parent-teacher conferences; Fought for and won board approval to wear shorts to school!

Student Council Members – President – Josh Engel, VP – Amy Delsing; Secretary – Mary Schafer; Tresurer – Jeff Shaver Members: Chris McMahon, Holly Zajic, Vanessa Graves, Jeff Benda, Eric Reed, Kara Haas, Tad Delsing, Kami Wills, Jackie Davies, Dusty Cheek, Heath Bremer, Holly Reed, Justin Raben.

National Honor Society Members – President – Josh Engel, Paul Hennings, Jeff Shaver, Mary Schafer, Tiffany Spickelmier, Jeff Benda, Amy Delsing, Heather Mundt, Tonya Davies, Heidi Zajic, Kim Ahrens, and Carrie Kelly

Music Department – Agie Liebers, Courtney Cullan, and Carrie Kelly won awards for Music Director Jeff Fisher. Hemingford hosted the Panhandle Conference Music clinic, and the “Poor Man’s Dinner Theatre”.

Drama and One Acts – All school play was “ A Bad Year for Tomatoes”; One Act was , “ Why Do We Laugh?” Drama Club had twenty members for sponsor Lyle Fodnes.

Football – Coach Kurt Finkey shaved his head when the Cats broke a long losing streak, beating Morrill 21-14 in double overtime in the 1-7 season. Post game fireworks in the parking lot, and an appearance by TV station KDUH added to the festive atmosphere. Jason Iodence was selected all conference in football. Assistant coaches included Jeff Harris, Chris Mundt, and Mike Mooney.

Volleyball – The Lady Cats were Panhandle Champions,  with a 13-8 record for Coach Kay Horstman. Team members included Heather Mundt, Tonya Davies, Wendt Davies, Kerri Morrison, Sarah Moser, Heidi Zajic, Ann Manning, Holly Zajic, Laura Gasseling, Daylin Hatterman, Tiffany Spickelmier, and Kim Ahrens. Assistant Coach was Ramona Hucke.

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Cross Country – The Lady  cats qualified for state, with Amy Delsing, Heather Bremer, Shae Brost, Courtney Cullan, and Ceyonne Ullrich finishing in 11th place there for Coach Tim Lanik.

Girls Basketball – Coach Kurt Finkey and the girls were 15-7, winning the Panhandle Conference Championship. Seniors included Heather Mundt, Tonya Davies, and Mary Schafer. Assistant coaches were Brigit Harris and Cindy Ahrens.

Boys Basketball – Coach Tim Lanik led the Cats to a 15-7 record, including a championship in the Bridgeport tourney and a runner-up finish in the Panhandle Conference Tourney. Seniors included Josh Engel, Jeff Benda, Derrick Jesperson, D.J. Pratt, and Michael Larson. Jeff Benda was selected to the all conference team. Mike Mooney and Ron Schmit.

Wrestling – 26 matmen, coached by Murph Planansky, won the Hemingford Invite, and finished second at Rushville. They were led by three state qualifiers, including Sean Hall at 140, Jason Iodence at 160, and Roy Garcia at 215. The Cats were 8-1 in duals. Dennis Zajic was the assistant coach for the cats.

Girls Track and Field –  Coach Cindy Ahrens led the first girls to ever medal from Hemingford in state track when Heather Mundt, Kerri Morrison, Kim Ahrens, and Ann Manning placed 4th in the 4 x 100 relay. Mundt also placed in the 200 and 100. The girls won the Bayard meet and the Panhandle Conference meet. Other girls with solid seasons were Brandi Chytka and Laura Gasseling.

Boys Track and Field – Discus thrower Greg Katen placed 11th at state for the cats, the only Boy’s qualifier. The Boys were runner-ups in the Panhandle Conference for Coach Tim Lanik. Other standouts included Josh Engel, Justin Raben, Jeff Benda, and Chris Koozer.

Golf – Coach Mike Mooney and the state qualifying team of: Corey Winten, Kenny Brown, Cody Swanson, Tim Buskirk, and Mike Colman, were the third place team in districts, and also were Panhandle Conference Champions.

Clubs and Activities –  Students had a SALSA club – “Students against lack witted substance abuse”. Powerlifting, Speech team, FFA, and Future Leaders of America were clubs that were offered, as well as the Close-up trip to Washington.

Awards – Scholar Athletes were Josh Engel and Tnya Davies. Academic All –State honors: Amy Delsing, Heidi Zajic, Corey Winten, and Kim Ahrens. Girls State Representative was Lacey Bolek, with Jennifer Ullrich the alternate. Jenny Colman and Jess Mintken were Junior Law Cadet nominees.

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Homecoming Highlights – “Budget constraints and narrow hallways” contributed to a smaller amount of decorating for the “Flintstones” themed homecoming. King was Derrek Bauersachs and Queen was Heather Mundt.

Prom Royalty – King – Derrick Jespersen; Queen – Heather Mundt; Crown Bearers – Megan Roland and Joey Haas

Prom Theme – “Maui Magic” (Music by the KMOR Music Machine)

Senior Class Motto – “Live each day as if there is no tomorrow, prepare each day as if you’ll live forever” Bob Hackett gave the invocation, Amy Delsing and Josh Engel gave the welcome and the farewell. “Arms of Love “ was sung by junior high singers Jessica Schledewitz and Sam Craig.

Senior Class Officers – President – Derrek Bauersachs; VP – Derrick Jespersen; Secretary – Amy Delsing; Treasurer – Dan Gutierrez

Junior Class Officers – President – Heidi Zajic; VP – Kim Ahrens; Secretary – Corey Winten; Treasurer – Jess Mintken

Sophomore Class Officers – President – Sarah Moser; VP – Laura Gasseling; Secretary – Ceyonne Ullrich; Treasurer – Heather Bremer

Freshmen Class Officers – President – Scott Morrison, VP – Jeremiah Mundt, Secretary/Treasurer – Tori  Sorensen

Valedictorian –  Not selected in 1995

Salutatorian – Not selected in 1995

State Competitions – Tim Buskirk, Tad Delsing, and Mick Wright were State SEARCH Champions, presenting on smokeless tobacco. Ann Manning, Sarah Moser, and Becci Schmit won silver on alternatives to abortion. Darcy Kampbell was a candidate for state office. The FFA welding team of Dan Guiterrez, Henry Kampbell, and Kenny Broen qualified for state, as well as the Livestock Management team of Bob Hackett, Sarah Magnuson, Vanessa Graves, Justin Schumacher, Clayton Jacobs, and Kami Wills. Tiffany Spickelmier went in interviewing skills.

Special or Unique Happenings – Mr. Zajic and the science department were awarded a Nebraska Lottery Grant in the amount of $15,200 to develop an outdoor learning center North of the school. Hemingford Public School was also awarded a Nebraska Technology Grant for a new computer network in the amount of $99,330!

CSC Scholastic Contest Results –

Other Scholastic Honors – Megan Wernke, Shantel Early, Nate Lanik, and Anne Moser were the team champions in the Panhandle Mathcounts competition. (13 teams)  Cindy Ahrens and Alta Wright were the sponsors.

Senior Class Enrollment – 39

Kindergarten Class Enrollment – 33

Yearbook Dedication – Dedicated to the “Big Man”, Superintendent Don Hanks, who had worked in Hemingford for 26 years and was retiring at the end of the year.

Superintendent – Don Hanks

Principal –  Mr. Fodnes

Elementary Teachers – Mrs. Zajic, Mrs. Lanik, Mrs. Davies, Mrs. Peterson, Mrs. Stockton, Mrs. Englehaupt, Mrs. Farritor, Mrs. Kotschwar, Mrs. Engel, and  Leger

Secondary Teachers – Mr. Zajic, Mr. Lanik, Mrs. Horstman, Mr. Finkey, Mrs. Hanks, Mrs. Ahrens, Mrs. Hucke, Mr. Planansky, Mr. Mooney, Mrs. Giorgi, Mrs. Wade, Mr. Fisher, Mrs. Smaha, Mrs. Finkey, Mrs. Bridge, Mrs. Shaver, Mrs. Buskirk, Mrs. Harris, Mrs. Kelly, and Brown


Class of 1995

Date Subject Posted by:
03/31/2005 What a fun trip down memory lane. Thanks. Kim Haas khaas@panesu.org
04/01/2005 I really enjoyed the article about 1995, what a great bunch of kids to teach and coach and a great staff to work with. Thanks Kurt Finkey kjfinkey@alltel.net Wilber-Clatonia Teacher
04/09/2005 A pat on the back to the people who put this page together! It's great timing as we get ready to revisit HHS for our 10-year reunion this summer. Hope to see you there! - Amy, Class of '95 Amy (Delsing) Reeves areeves@huskeralum.com Shawnee, KS Training & Support Mgr, DistributorCentral.com
04/10/2006 Just want to say "HI". Jenny Coleman jenny Coleman Jennifer_coleman_347@hotmail.com
12/02/2008 That brings back some memories! Lacey Bolek lacey.bolek@verari.com San Diego, CA Technical Operations Lead
08/23/2009 What a neat page! I have to mention though that I won the John Phillip Sousa Award for band in Mr. Fisher's class in 95... Lisa Thomas thomas@bbc.net

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