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 By LuAnn Schindler    School    April 15, 2021 

Kerkman will represent Clearwater Legion at Cornhusker Girls State

Emma Kerkman, a Summerland-Clearwater junior, will represent Clearwater American Legion Post 267 Auxiliary at the 2021 session of Cornhusker Girls State. She is the daughter of Kelly and Amy Kerkman....

 

Summerland FFA students earn state FFA awards

Summerland FFA chapter had numerous members compete at state FFA events this year. Events were held virtually at the end of March and beginning of April. Levi Cronk and Carlee Livingston qualified...

 

Music concert dates set

Summerland - Orchard music instructor, Emily Heithoff, recently announced concert updates. A 7 - 12 band concert is scheduled for Tuesday, April 20, at 7 p.m. Students will participate in the...

 
 By LuAnn Schindler    School    April 15, 2021 

Testing dates bumped back due to COVID cases

Summerland - Ewing announced Tuesday evening that school officials had been made aware of three positive COVID cases in the elementary building. According to a text message sent via the school’s...

 

Niobrara Valley Conference art show planned

More than 1,200 pieces of high school and junior high artwork, representing Niobrara Valley Conference schools, will be on display later this month at Atkinson West Holt Public School. The art show...

 

Seven Bobcats earn all-state academic honors

The Nebraska School Activities Assocation and Nebraska Chiropractic Physicians Association recently recognized students who were nominated by their schools for the NCPA academic all-state awards....

 

Quizlets bring home hardware from conference contest

In a battle of wits ... and a little trivia ... Summerland - Clearwater and St. Mary's quiz bowl teams fought through two finals to determine a winner of the Niobrara Valley Conference quiz bowl. The...

 

New coordinators to lead local TeamMates program

Two new coordinators will assume leadership positions with the Summerland School TeamMates chapter. Mike Tabbert and Anita Tabbert will serve as coordinators, effective April 1. They will replace...

 

Nordby, Nilson earn bronze medals at state speech contest

A poignant story about two brothers - Aaron and Frankie - and the fine line between reality and fantasy, landed Summerland speech team members Kyra Nilson and Emily Nordby on the medal stand at...

 

Summerland school board reassesses mask mandate

After listening to multiple parents address Summerland School's mask mandate during the public participation segment of the March 16 school board meeting, members voted to make masks optional for stud...

 

Summerland prom set for Saturday

Plans are moving forward for Summerland's junior-senior prom, set for Saturday, in Clearwater. According to Clearwater site principal Mike Sanne, photos will begin at 4:30, with the grand march...

 

Smarties

High school quiz bowl members from the Orchard site include (front row): Trevor Thomson; (back row, l-r): Coach Jim Schutt, Avery Cheatum, Levi Cronk, Mason Hoke and Hadley Cheatum. Junior school...

 

Summerland speechsters qualify for state contest

Three students will represent the Summerland speech team at the 2021 Nebraska School Activities Association State Speech Contest, Friday, March 19, in Kearney. Kyra Nilson, Emily Nordby and Adrienne P...

 

Goscha scholarship fund accepting applications

The Lawrence Goscha Scholarship Fund, an affiliated fund of the Nebraska Community Foundation, has established scholarship opportunities for area high schools and their graduates. These schools include Clearwater, Orchard, Elgin Public, Ewing,...

 

Summerland honor society inducts new members

Summerland School inducted 18 new members into the Summerland Chapter of National Honor Society. The ceremony was held Monday evening, in Ewing. Current chapter members and guidance counselors led...

 

Ag sales team qualifies for state competition

Summerland FFA competed at the district career development events March 3 at NECC. Some events were held virtually at the end of February. Summerland FFA competed in nine different contests,...

 

Applications accepted for Nebraska youth ag institute

It’s application time for one of the biggest youth agriculture outreach events in the state—the Nebraska Agricultural Youth Institute. This year, NAYI is celebrating 50 years of bringing together high school students to learn more about Nebraska...

 

Bobcat speakers finish six at conference meet

The Summerland Bobcat speech team competed Monday in the Niobrara Valley Conference tournament held in Elgin, placing sixth of 16 teams. Chambers was first; Stuart, second; St. Mary's, third; West...

 

Speechsters earn medals

Summerland speech team members competed in two meets recently and several students brought home hardware. At the Feb. 13 Wausa Invite, Emma Hoffman finished fourth in junior varsity extemporaneous...

 

Finke named Summerland superintendent

The search for a superintendent is over. Kyle Finke, elementary principal at Battle Creek Public Schools, will assume the position in official capacity, July 1. The announcement was made during...

 

Summerland vote to lift mask mandate fails

A motion to remove a mask mandate for Summerland students in preschool through third grade failed during Monday's board of education meeting. The vote ended in a 3-3 tie. A handful of parents and...

 

Board approves purchase agreement for Clearwater site

The sale of the Summerland - Clearwater site has been finalized. Principal Mike Sanne presented a purchase agreement , for $58,000, to the Summerland Board of Education, Monday, during the board's...

 

Seven resignations presented to Summerland school board

One Summerland administrator and six educators submitted letters of resignation that were read during Monday's school board meeting, in Ewing. Mike Sanne, who has served as principal at Clearwater...

 

Curtis wins FFA judging contest

Christen Curtis, of Royal, received first place in senior livestock judging at the District IV FFA event, last Thursday. She is a member of the Creighton FF Chapter. She, along with her teammates RJ...

 

Summerland announces late start for Monday, Tuesday

Summerland Public Schools announced, Saturday, that district sites will have a late start two days next week. The district's notification system sent a message to district patrons at approximately...

 

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