Class of 2018
Graduation Date May 13th, 2018
20 Hemingford High School 18
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!
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Student Council Highlights – Faculty Sponsor – Kay Horstman
Homecoming, elections, special days for students and teachers, and the opportunity to put forth new ideas to our new principal were all part of the HHS STUCO in 2017-2018.
Student Council Members – Seniors – Ezra Ray, Ian Brown, Tristan Laws, Brandon Chancellor, Kyler Stevens, Kelsey Winner, and Mackenzie Kolle; Juniors – Luke Cullan, Jacobi Stumpff,Lauren Gasseling, Cade Payne, Casey Lashley, and Kaitlyn Fritzler; Sophomores – Xavier Robb, Kinzee Swanson, Maggie Moss, Brett Prelle, Gabe Brown, Elijah Walters, Rashell Neefe, Winter Walker, Jori Stewart, Emily Knote, and Jacob Clouse; Frosh – Landrie Nelson, Kylie Mendiola, Dali Del Toro, Katelyn Varner, Rachel Schekall, Danea Hanson, Mariha Woodbeck, Emma Gomez, Tatum Swanson, Zach Rozmiarek, Hayden Blumanthal, Alex Neefe, Brian Turek, Alexis McGowan, and Jack Payne.
National Honor Society Members – Faculty Sponsor – Bridget Cullan
New members were inducted in April. They included: Kaitlyn Messersmith, Melissa Anglesey, Carter Buchheit, Storm Jespersen, Tayson Ernesti, Rebecca Hanson, Emily Knote, Jori Stewart, and Jace Stumpff.
2017-18 Chapter Officers officiated the ceremony. They included Josie Stewart, standing in for Secretary Kelli Horstman, President Anna Manning, Vice President Macee Buchheit, and Treasurer Cade Payne.
NHS Faculty Sponsor is Mrs. Bridget Cullan
Music Department – Department Head- Ms. Sara Schmidt
Honors went to several students and groups at District Music Contest, Held in Alliance. Receiving superiors (I) were the following: Concert Band: I, II, II; Jazz Band: I, I, I (received a plaque) Small Group/Solos: Clarinet Duet (Mercedes Mazanec/Kylie Mendiola): I; Gregory Randolph, Trombone: I; John Ansley, Snare: I ; Jacob Clouse, Trumpet: I Rebecca Hanson, Flute: I; Joe Mazanec, Tuba: I (Outstanding Performance Honorable Mention) and Kylie Mendiola, Alto Saxophone: I Vocal: Duet (Madison Glendy/Bailey Irish): I; Quartet (Mackenzie Glendy/Madison Glendy/Danea Hanson/Katelyn Varner): I
Drama and One Acts – Head Sponsor – Tabi Prochazka, assisted by Michelle Kluver
Hemingford High School won the PAC Conference One-Act Championship in Harrison, sweeping the Best Actor and Best Actress awards as well, with Kelli Horstman taking home top female honors and Carter Buchheit winning the Best Actor two weeks in a row!
The cast and crew also celebrated their second Championship after winning at the North Platte High School Blue and Gold Invitational.
Speech Team – Faculty Sponsor – Michelle Kluver
Madison Glendy made her way to the 2018 State Speech meet in Kearney because of a special season and District Meet! Other team members included Jacob Clouse, Mackenzie Glendy, Emma Gomez, Danea Hanson, Rebecca Hanson, Emily Knote, Kylie Mendiola, Rashell Neefe, and Rachel Schekall. Some great expectations for the next few years are there for our speech teamers!
Football – Head Coach Jordan Haas, Assistant Coaches Taryn Wood, Brennan Vogel, and Josh Dean
The Bobcats reigned as District Champion, the fourth title they’ve claimed in the last six years! The (7-3) record included a first round D1 State Play-off win against Overton, before finishing their season against strong foe Medicine Valley. WTC All Conference Honors went to Senior Miles Davis, who not only made first team, but was selected as the Special Teams MVP for the entire conference. Conner Swanson, Kage Jespersen, and Justin Davis were also first team WTC members, with Brandon Chancellor and Cade Payne earning Honorable Mention rank.
Volleyball – Head Coach Danielle Roland, Assistant Laura Shoemaker
Hemingford was (12-18) on the season, but finished with two wins in their last four matches for a strong statement. All Conference First Team WTC Honors went to Lauren Gasseling and Kelli Horstman, while Anna Manning and Josie Stewart earned Honorable Mention Honors.
Cross Country – Head Coach Cindy Lanik, Assisted by Jayme Clarke
HHS had a full Boy’s team, and a single Female runner, Kelsey Winner. A standout on the Boy’s team was Jacob Clouse, a State Qualifier in 2016. As a team, the Boys finished in 2nd at Gordon, 3rd at Bridgeport, 4th at WTC and Bayard, and 5th at Kimball.
Girls Basketball – Head Coach Steve Morava, assisted by Lisa Janssen
The Lady Cats were only (5-17) in the win/loss column, but upset (9-2) Sioux County after trailing by 15 points! Posr season honors went to Anna Manning, Kelli Horstman, and Lauren Gasseling. The girls finished third at the PAC Conference Tourney.
Boys Basketball – Head Coach Brennen Vogel, assisted by Joe Collins
The boys had a (13-10) record, finishing in second place at the PAC Tourney. Outstanding players included Luke Cullan, Ezra Ray, Miles Davis, Brian Turek, and Aaron Farritor. The JV Boys Team had an outstanding (15-2) won/loss record for the year.
Wrestling – Head Coach Pete Gomez, assisted by Scott Delsing
The Bobcats had two State Placers this season with Jaydon Walker taking 6th place in Omaha and Cade Payne finishing as State Runner-Up at Heavyweight. Also qualifying for State was Carter Buchheit, Tyler Coleman, and Jake Selmon. The team was very young and looks to return in 2018-19 as a Conference and District Championship challenger.
Track and Field – Head Coach Randy Hiemstra, assisted by Jake Brummer, Lisa Janssen, Jayme Clarke, and Josh Dean
The HHS Thinclads had some great performances, including Casey Lashley in the hurdles, Brian Turek in the sprints and Brandon Chancellor in the throws. The Bobcats were also Boys Panhandle Conference Team Champions !
Outstanding girls included Kyla Walker in the sprints and Josie Stewart in the 300 lows and the Pole Vault; Kelsey Winner also excelled in the pole vault. The girls also captured conference championships in the two short relays, with the foursome of Kelsey Winner, Josie Stewart, Makenzy Chancellor, and Kyla Walker sprinting to wins.
Boy’s Golf – Head Coach Joe Collins
Coach Collins had some hardworking linksters to coach this year, including members Aaron Farritor, Alex Plog, Gregory Randolph, Lauren Gasseling, Boston Goodsell, James Jacobs, and Rayne Jespersen. The team finished in fifth place in the Western Trails Conference meet.
FFA- Faculty Sponsor Gordon Karney
State Contest -Top awards from these contests are as follows. Jayce Meyring took home a purple ribbon placing seventh, Elijah Walters took home a purple ribbon placing fifth,. Jacobi Stumpff competed in the agriscience fair in the animal science division. She received a purple ribbon and placed second.
FCCLA- Faculty Sponsor Suzanne Neefe
State Contest: Congratulations to: Rashell Neefe- 2018-19 State Vice President of Public Relations; Maddie Glendy- State Champion in Teach and Train; Alex Neefe-State Runner-up in Sports Nutrition; Becca Hanson- Gold-3rd place in Life Event planning, Rylie Wright: 5th, Silver in Focus on Children; Rashell Neefe and Emma Gomez- Silver in Food Innovations: Landrie Nelson- Silver in Illustrated talk.
Journalism- Faculty Sponsor Kay Horstman
Another busy year and another group of hardworking kids!
Cheerleading – Sponsor – Laurie Weber
This group kept the fans involved and pumped up! Seniors : Macee Buchheit, Madison Davis, Madison Glendy, Baily Moffat-Irish, and Kelsey Winner. Juniors: Mackenzie Glendy and Kaitlyn Messersmith; Sophomore Rebecca Hanson, and Freshman Danea Hanson. GREAT job girls!!!
Homecoming Royalty –
HHS crowned Homecoming Royalty this afternoon in the high school gym, with parents, patrons, faculty, and our entire student body as guests. King Kage Jespersen and Queen Anna Manning, along with Queen's attendants Macee Buchheit and Kelli Horstman, and King's Attendants Conner Swanson and Miles Davis were honored. What a great bunch of kids we're blessed with!!
Prom: Prom 2018--Midnight in Paris
Prom 2018 Royalty: Conner Swanson reigned as 2018 King, along with Queen Madison Davis!
Junior Attendants: Kobe Coryell and Josie Stewart, Sophomore Attendants: Jaydon Walker and Jori Stewart, Crown Bearers: Atlee Gasseling and Daxton Davies
Music for Prom 2018 was provided by Moore Music of Chadron.
The banquet menu featured bacon-wrapped pork loin, roasted red potatoes, green beans, salad, and French bread. Dessert featured a variety of flavors of miniature cheesecakes. Mr. Bob Haas served as maitre’d for the banquet. Sophomore servers were Makenzy Chancellor, Kaitlyn Fritzler, Rebecca Hanson, Storm Jespersen, Rashell Neefe, Carter Buchheit, Alex Plog, Greg Randolph, and Jaydon Walker.
Thanks to Val Bell and her assistants for putting on another great Post Prom!!!!
Senior Class Motto – “Whatever You Do, do it well” by Walt Disney; Senior Flowers were White roses, dipped in Red and Silver; Senior Colors were Red and Silver-Gray; The Senior song was, :”May We All” by Florida-0Geaorgia Line; and Senior Class Sponsors were Mr. Brummer and Ms. Janssen.
Senior Class Officers –
President – Miles Davis; VP – Baily Irish ; Secretary – Madison Davis; Treasurer – Macee Buchheit
Junior Class Officers –
President – Kobe Coryell; VP – Josie Stewart; Secretary – Luke Cullan; Treasurer – Jacobi Stumpff
Sophomore Class Officers –
President – Becca Hansen; VP – Carter Buchheit; Secretary – Hunter Stevens; Treasurer – Storm Jespersen
Freshmen Class Officers –
President – Kenny Wyland; VP – John Ansley ; Secretary – Kyla Walker ; Treasurer – Jayce Meyring
Valedictorian – Kelli Horstman
Salutatorian – Macee Buchheit
Special or Unique Happenings – A total eclipse enveloped Hemingford for a short time. Students, staff and area residents joined as one to safely observe this once in a lifetime event. Many out of town and out of state guests came to Hemingford and the surrounding area to camp and observe as well.
Annual Veteran’s Day Program – The American Legion Riders provided the colors as well as the James Berry Post 9 Legionnaires. Legion Chaplin Troy Sorensen gave the invocation, and Senior Kage Jespersen gave a welcome to the big crowd. A video interview was shared that featured Glen Deines of the U.S. Army, serving with the 38th Division of the 1st Cavalry. After a number of service songs by the choir tha crowd and our band, a flag was presented to Pat Mracek, Co-Chair of the Nebraska Honor and Remember Chapter. After the colors were retired, Senior Baily Irish offered a thank you and the dismissal. Thank you to Brenda Davies, Tammy Davies, and Heather Kresl for coordinating the event.
CSC Scholastic Contest Results – Bad weather prevented HHS from attending the annual contest.
Senior Class Enrollment – 27
Kindergarten Class Enrollment – 37
Superintendent –Casper Ningen served as Superintendent for his Fifteenth year at District 10.
Principals – Second year Elementary Principal Eric Arneson was joined by first year Secondary Principal Daniel Kluver.
SPED Director - Mrs. Mandy Plog has served here at District 10 for twenty one years!
Elementary Teachers - Sue Benzel, Jayme Nunes, Joei Cullan, Morgan Kuhn, Ammie Frost, Shari Frost, Jennifer Gasseling, Dee Hannaford, Kerri Heusmann, Pamela Huddle, Cindy Lanik, Sarah McCabe, Michelle Osmotherly, Robyn Prochazka, Natalie Wood, and Sara Schmidt.
Secondary Teachers - Joseph Collins, Jordan Haas, Randy Hiemstra, Kelly Horn, Kay Horstman, Ramona Hucke, Jacob Brummer, Bridget Cullan, Pete Gomez, Jill Hurtt, Lisa Janssen, Gordon Karney, Suzanne Neefe, Brad Olson, and Natalie Wood.
Other Staff Members - Kassy Broadway, Tobie Buchheit, Beth Dahl, Shawn Phillips, Dena Paris, Mary Curtiss, Shelley Wyland, Deb Campbell, Brenda Davies, Lori Glendy, Lisa Haas, Sandy Haas, April Hanson, Jeanette Hucke, Phyllis Jesse, Jennifer Lashley, Tom Love, Jim Miles, Megan Miles, Christy Ningen, Tre Surbeck, Pat Vogel, Lynn Weldon, Cindy Jones and Kim Wills.
New Staff (2017-2018): Josh Dean, Elementary Computers, Lauren Freire, Title I, Emma Harris, Elementary SPED, Michelle Hoxworth, Speech Pathology, Jeffrey Maddox, Social Sciences, Danielle Roland, Sixth Grade, Deb Hill, Food Services, Deb Hutchison, Food Services, and Michelle Kluver, SPED Para.
Retiring/Departing Staff (end of 2018) –Mrs. Christy Ningen, SPED Para, Mrs. Cindy Lanik, fifth grade, Mrs. Sarah McCabe, Elementary teacher, Mr. Jacob Brummer, Secondary Science, Mrs. Mattie Churchill, Art teacher, Mrs. Amber Jacoby, School Nurse, and Mr. Casper Ningen, School Superintendent. We will miss all of you!
Mr. Tom Love, a delightful gentleman who drove HHS students to Scottsbluff for classes, passed away late in the winter of 2018. He had a kind spirit and will be missed.