Class of 1986
May 24, 2006
19Hemingford High School 86
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!
Student Council Highlights An active year that saw STUCO sponsor four dances, purchase new speakers for the sound system, donate to Close Up, and help with Hemingfords Centennial activities.
Student Council Members Theron Jensen, Mark Nikont,Tim Campbell, Mimi Craig, Pete Jensen, Tricia Turek, Dan Walters, Kaylene Kumpf, Greg Hill, and Teri Brauninger
National Honor Society Members Lori Walters,Wendy Evans, Trish Wilkins, John Cullan, David Elsner, Jill Hooper, Pete Jensen, Dani Puita, Deb Specht, and Tricia Turek.
Drama and One Acts A cutting from The Curious Savage won an excellent rating at Districts, and the complete play was performed in the spring for the three act play. Students that participated in One Acts or Three Acts were awarded an H letter for the first time at Hemingford.
Speech Mrs. Lliteras was the sponsor, as a blizzard wiped out the District meet for Hemingford.
Football Coach John Stanton’s Bobcats were 7-2 with wins over Martin, Guernsey, Red Cloud, Bridgeport, Morrill, Rushville, and Kyle, including four shutouts. Only one team scored more than once, with Grant beating Hemingford 16-9 in the State C2 Play-offs.
Volleyball The Lady Cats went7-11 for Coach Barb Zurn, including wins over fourth and first seeds Rushville and Bayard in Sub-Districts. Trish Laeger , Lori Walters, Tricia Turek, and Trish Wilkens were members of the Panhandle All-Conference Volleyball team. The freshmen Volleyball team, coached by Ms. Bieck, was 7-2 on the season.
Girls Basketball Following a one point nail biter over Hershey at area finals, the Lady Cats Basketball team headed to state for the first time in school history! With a season record of 20-3, the Lady Cats of Coach John Stanton finished the season rated sixth in C1. Trish Laeger was a super state and all state Class C1 player, with Kim Murdock, Tricia Turek, and Lori Walters also being selected for area and all conference teams.
Boys Basketball The boys were 13-5, with losses in four games coming to state rated C1 teams, and a one point loss to Class B Chadron.For the third year in a row, the Cats won the Panhandle Conference Tourney. Tim Campbell, Paul Hanks, Perry Hansen, Trevor Williams, and Ron Wood all made all area or all conference teams. Hanks was a second team All– Stater as well for Coach Tim Lanik. The reserves, coached by Grant Campbell had an outstanding season, finishing 13-1.
Wrestling The Matcats of Ed Planansky filled only eight of twelve weight classes , and had just three seniors this year. Finishing second at Mullen, and sending four wrestlers to the State Wrestling Meet were season highlights. Theron Jensen was the state 145 lb. runner-up, while Mark Nikont, 138, Mike Raben, 167, and Chris Baer, 132 also made it to Lincoln for Hemingford.
Girls Track and Field New records were the order of the season for the girls as six were set or broken, including Jennifer Lilly in the 100 highs, Marcia Puita in the 1600, Laura Specht in the 300 Lows, Tricia Turek in the 3200, and Sue Woodsmall in the shot. The 4 x 800 relay team also set a record with team members Danette Jesperson, Cara Lohmeyer, Tricia Turek, and Lori Walters. The girls won the Hay Springs invite by four points over rival St. Agnes.
Boys Track and Field Tim Laniks thinclads won three invitationals, including the Panhandle Conference meet. There were three state qualifiers for the boys, including Tim Campbell in the shot put, Paul Hanks in the high jump, and Randy Manion in the 100. Hanks placed third in Omaha in his specialty.
Clubs and Activities State FFA qualifiers included Randy Manion, Steve Merrill, Jerry Schock, John Ditsch, Ed Hopper, Rich Stricker, Bryon Williams, Jason Swanson, Dan Walters, Trevor Williams, John Cullan, David Elsner, and John Elsner. Earning district FHA golds were Stacia Jensen, Angie Kotschwar, Kaylene Kumpf, Michele Heinz, Steph Kampbell, and Val Planansky. Planansky was district Vice President and Kampbell was district secretary. Mr. Brown was the FFA advisor and Ms. Nieveen was the FHA sponsor. There was an Octagon Club, Science Club, and Drama Club as well.
Homecoming Royalty Winter Homecoming was held in addition to Fall Homecoming this year. Winter Royalty included King Tim Campbell, Queen Carol Schekall, and attendants Michele Heinz, Kim Murdock, Sue Woodsmall, Sean Delsing, Perry Hansen, Mark Nikont, Jerry Schock, and Ron Wood. For the Fall celebration, the Bobcats defeated Martain 39-0 for a great victory. King was Theron Jensen, Queen was Lori Walters, and attendants were Tamra Prochazka, Carol Schekall, Tim Campbell, and Paul Hanks.
Prom Royalty King was Paul Hanks, Queen was Lori Walters. Attendants were Tricia Turek, Jake Clark, Marcia Puita, Chris Baer, Jennifer Walters, and Todd Turek.
Prom Theme The Band Scam performed at the Prom, with the theme of Tropical Paradise. The dance was held in the small gym, and the dinner was held in the basement of the Methodist Church. There were palm trees, fountains, and a setting sun.
Senior Class Motto Our Dreams are such fragile things, and yet they are strong enough to hold tomorrows bright promises. Class colors were maroon and grey, and the class song was Goodbye by Night Ranger.
Senior Class Officers President, Lori Walters, VP, Mark Nikont, Secretary, Juli Loomis, and Treasurer, Paul Hanks.
Junior Class Officers President, Trish Laeger, VP, Jake Clark, Secretary – Treasurer, Deb Specht.
Sophomore Class Officers President, Chris Baer, VP, Stacia Jensen, Secretary, Val Planansky, and Treasurer, Marcia Puita
Freshmen Class Officers President, Jami Cullan, VP, Lee Davies, Secretary, Jennifer Walters, and Treasurer, Laura Specht
State Competitions FFA, FHA, Girls Basketball, Boy’s Track, Football
Special or Unique Happenings Mr. Lyle Fodnes won the First Annual Outstanding Educator Award, presented by the Optimist Club.
Senior Class Enrollment 34
Kindergarten Class Enrollment 38
Superintendent Mr. Hanks
Principals Mr. Kotschwar and Mr. Fodnes
Elementary Teachers Mrs. Prochazka, Mrs. Davies, Mrs. Stolldorf, Miss Black, Mrs. Engel, Mrs. Engelhaupt, Mrs. Zajic, Mrs. Laeger, Mrs. Hucke, Mrs. Ahrens, and Mrs. Thomas.
Secondary Teachers Mrs. Hucke, Miss Zurn, Mrs. Shaver, Mr. Egging, Mrs. Gasseling, Mrs. Hanks, Mrs. Jacobsen, Mr. Lanik, Mrs. Lliteras, Mrs. Nieveen, Mr. Planansky, Mr. Stanton, Mr. Stolldorf
Other Staff Members Student teachers were Mrs. Boness, Mr. Kruse, and Mr. Meade.
|08/14/2008||Does anyone know what happened to Carol Schekall or how to get in touch with her?||Tim Klug firstname.lastname@example.org LA, CA|
|10/11/2010||I do not know about Carol, but I would like to find Sue Woodsmall. It you have any information email me at email@example.com. I went to school with Sue in North Platte and would love to connect with her again. Thank you. Chr||Chris Moore firstname.lastname@example.org Grand Island teacher|
|11/06/2011||I am looking for a Mimi Craig who in the fall of 1986 went to the Boston area to be a nanny. I also was a nanny at the same time and we became friends. I would like to re-connect with Mimi. I do remember her saying she was from Alliance, Nebraska. If anyone knows her, please have her send me a message on Facebook. I live in Edmonton, Alberta Canada. Thanks. Cathy LeBlanc||