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Class of 2010

20 Hemingford High School 10

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

The student Council was very active, beginning with their duties for organizing homecoming. Cathy Fingar was the STUCO sponsor

Student Council Members

Members included Hans Hansen, Jose Campos, Brandon Roland, Vice President Tyler Olson, President Trey Ramos, Treasurer Shaylea Hinojosa, Blake Hansen, Katie Heitz, Briley Hannaford, Kyle Kaman, Asa Carlson, Brady Horstman, Baily Wood, Cash Weber, Katee Folkerts, Secretary Jessica VanCoppenelle, Matthew Wood, Hannah Fessler, MaKenzy Fernandes, Precious Campbell, and Hanna Swanson.

National Honor Society Members

Cathy Fingar was the sponsor, with members Emily Sample, Baily Wood, Katee Folkerts, Katie Heitz, Rachel Kaman, Kayla Wooten, T.J. Starman, Morgan Sutphen, Hans Hansen, and Jose Campos serving the NHS.

Music Department

Instructor Ann Chesley sponsored Choir, and the band, as well as music classes K-12. The band marched in the Box Butte County parade to kick their year off. The Chamber Choir earned a superior rating at District Music, while both the Chamber Choir and Swing Choir finished first at Panhandle Conference. Katoya Rosentrator, Bethany Wacker, Mindy Gibbons, and Emily Sample were selected to the Western Trails Honor Choir. Sha-Nae Orr, Bethany Wacker, Luchia Sicari, Emily Sample, and Kaitlyn Jespersen were selected to the WTC honor Band.

Drama - One Acts and Three Acts

Tabi Bryner was the sponsor, assisted by Mrs. Irene Prochazka. “The Capricious Pearls” was performed , with acting honors going to Tannis Reif, Kaitlyn Jespersen, and Brooke Hannaford. Other honors went to Jayleen Forgey, Jessica Van Coppenelle, and Katee Folkerts.

Quiz Bowl

Marla Wade was the High School sponsor, with Cindy Ahrens the Junior High sponsor


Head Coaches Patrick Robinson along with Assistants Joe Collins and Randy Hiemstra led the Bobcats to a 5-3 won-loss record. The gridders claimed victories over Edgemont 34-8; Banner County by a 52-11 score; Leyton 58-6; Potter-Dix 58-12, and Creek Valley 68-38 in an offensive shootout. The Junior Varsity finished the season with a 1-3 record, while the Junior High won 3 of 4 games, scoring over 60 points in each win!


Coached by Lisa Janssen, and assisted by Kendra Bixby, the Lady Cats were 7-20.in varsity matches, and 8-8 in Junior Varsity action.  Varsity wins came over Kimball (2), Bayard, (2), Sioux County (2), and Edgemont. Though they lost Brooke Foster to injury, the girls beat Kimball and played a close game against Gordon-Rushville to highlight the early season.


The Lady Cats  finished third at PAC,  and had post-season all-conference honors go to Tannis Reif, Taylor Forgey, and Brooke Hannaford. The 7th Grade team had a 4-4 record, with the 8th Graders finishing 7-5.

Cross Country

Coach Cindy Lanik and Assistant Tim Lanik  had impressive efforts from Freshman Jesse Savala and Junior Baily Woods in 2009.  Woods qualified for her third consecutive State Meet in Kearney to lead the squad of  ten runners.

Girls Basketball

The Lady Cats were coached by Dave Chatelain and assisted by Lisa Janssen and Steve Morava. The Junior High girls were 9-6, the Junior  Varsity Girls were 9-8, and the Varsity finished 10-12.

Boys Basketball

The Big Cats were coached by Randy Hiemstra and assisted by Joe Collins. The team finished with a 12-12 recoprd, the best in many years. The JV boys had a 3-14 record, but the Junior High Boys dropped only one game, won two tourements, and fished with an outstanding 16-1 record.


The Grapplin’ Cats were coached by Head Chris Weber and assistant Matt Honstein. Team leaders included three-time state qualifiers Aaron Jespersen and Jose Campos. Campos also placed. Both look forward to successful senior seasons.

Track and Field

Head Boys coach was Tim Lanik, Head Girls coach was Cindy Ahrens. They were assisted by Kay Horstman, and Lisa Janssen


Shelly McConville and Suzanne Neefe were the sponsors.

World Strides

Clubs and Activities 

FFA – Gordon Karney was the sponsor.


FCCLA- Suzanne Neefe was the sponsor, with officers Josie Fletcher and Alysha Kittelmann Co-Presidents; Brandon Roland , Vice-President; and Jessica Van Coppenelle served as secretary. Big Brother – Big Sister  program activities were held again, and Shaylea Hinojosa earned a silver medal at the State Contest in Life Event Planning.


Mrs. Horstman was the sponsor;

Homecoming Royalty

Queen – Taylor Forgey; King – Trey Ramos; Attendants –

Prom Royalty

Queen -; King; Attendants -

Prom Theme

Senior Class Motto 

“We all take different paths in life, but no matter where we go, we take a little bit of each other everywhere” (Tim McGraw);

Class colors 

orange and silver;

Class flower 

orange rose tipped with silver sparkles;

Class Song 

“Maybe”, by the Sick Puppies.

Senior Class Officers

President - Brooke Hannaford-; VP –Tylor King ; Secretary –Tannis Reif ; Treasurer – Taylor Forgey. Class sponsors were Mrs. Thompson and Mr. Robinson

Junior Class Officers

President – Brandon Roland; VP –Katee Folkerts ; Secretary –Andee Michael ; Treasurer –Baily Wood. Class sponsors were Mr. Zajic and Mrs. Neefe

Sophomore Class Officers

President -; VP - ; Secretary - ; Treasurer – Class sponsors were Mr. B. Olson and Mr. Chatelain

Freshmen Class Officers

President -;  - ; Secretary - ; Treasurer – Class sponsors were Mrs. Horstman and Mrs. Shaver


Karina Mendiola


Senior Class Enrollment26

Kindergarten Class Enrollment28

Yearbook Dedication

Two members of the class of 2010 passed away much too soon, Brittany Shaver and Luke Jensen

Board of Education Members

April Casey, Bob Haas, Randy Wood, Trish Schumacher, Alan Roland, and J.D. Sutphen.


Mr. Ningen


Elementary, Mr. Foster; Secondary – Mrs. Thayer

SPED Director

Mrs. Plog

Elementary Teachers 

Pre-School – Mrs. Moudry, Kindergarten – Mrs. Folkerts and Ms. Morrison,  First Grade – Mrs. Gasseling and Mrs. Benzel; Second Grade  Mrs. Cullan and Mrs. Zajic-; Third Grade – Mrs. Huddle, Middle School – Mrs. Osmotherly , Mrs. Lanik , Mrs. Prochazka, and Mrs. Hannaford.. Computers – Mrs. Benda, P.E. – Mrs. Giorgi ; SPED – Mrs. Plog and Mrs. Chasek; Title I – Mrs. Engelhaupt; Speech – Mr. M. Olson

Secondary Teachers

Mrs. Ahrens, Mrs. R. Hucke, Mrs. Wade, Mrs. Shaver, Mrs. Fingar, Mr. Chatelain, Mr. Collins, Ms. Janssen, Mr. Zajic, Mr. B. Olson, Mrs. Horstman, Mr. Hiemstra, Mr. Robinson, Mrs. Neefe, Mr. Karney, Mrs. Stark, Mrs. Chesley ,and  Mrs. Thompson.

Other Staff Members

School Nurse – Mrs. Stewart, Paras – Mrs. Harvey, Mrs. Ansley, Mrs. Ningen, Mrs. Buchheit, Mrs. Phillips,  Mrs. Klaes, Mrs. Broadway, Mrs. Vogel, Mrs. Chancellor,  and Mrs. J. Hucke; Office personnel – Mrs. Klemke, Mrs .L. Haas, Mrs. Campbell, Mrs. S. Haas, and Mrs. Davies. Custodians and Maintenance – Mrs. Mapes, Mrs. Weldon, Mrs. Wax, and Mr. Spath; Kitchen Staff – Mrs. N. Yardley, Mrs. Rowe, Mrs. Robb, and Mrs. K. Yardley



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