Saturday, January 12th, the Ainsworth Speech Team opened their season at the Valentine Ice Breaker. “We had a great start in Valentine. All varsity speakers brought home medals, and they were excellent examples for the many novices on the team," commented Coach Mary Rau. "Our novices are a talented, motivated bunch. They outnumber the varsity team members, so there’s a steep learning curve happening every night at practice. They’re also obviously working hard, as they brought home many awards also. It’s early in the season, but I’m very optimistic this year.”
Next week’s competition takes the Bulldog speakers to Broken Bow, with rounds beginning at 8 am.
1st: Sam Wilkins—Extemporaneous Speaking
Jenna Williams, Henry Beel, Coy Carson, Adriana Hood, Cody Kronhofman--OID
2nd: Brandt Murphy & Cody Scott—Duet Acting
3rd: Jenna Williams—Informative Speaking
4th: Brandt Murphy—Serious Prose
Henry Beel—informative Speaking
5th: Cody Kronhofman—Poetry
Adriana Hood—Informative Speaking
Superior: Coy Carson—Entertainment Speaking
1st: Alyssa Erthum—Poetry
Maren Arens—Entertainment Speaking
Maren Arens & Ben Flynn—Duet Acting
3rd: Allison Arens—Informative Speaking
Libby Wilkins—Humorous Prose
Alyssa Erthum—Persuasive Speaking
4th: Shaley Starkey—Serious Prose
Ben Flynn—Informative Speaking
Molly Salzman—Persuasive Speaking
Team: 4th of 6
Ainsworth High School FFA is on a mission to help save lives by participating in the American Red Cross high school program! Through this program, our students have the chance to take part in a meaningful effort to give hope to hospital patients in need. Ainsworth High School FFA will host a Red Cross blood drive on Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at St. Pius Catholic Church in Ainsworth, and your support can help make this blood drive a success! Did you know almost 20 percent of the millions of blood donations made each year come from high school and college blood drives? Now, eligible Ainsworth High School FFA students and their families will have a chance to make a difference in the lives of cancer patients, accident and burn victims and many other blood recipients in our area and across the nation. This is a community service project that is both easy and rewarding! Giving blood at this blood drive can also help our students earn scholarships! We’re proud to take part in the American Red Cross High School Scholarship Program. This program is available to high schools that schedule at least one Red Cross blood drive during the school year. Scholarships are awarded to students that demonstrate leadership in the coordination of Ainsworth High School FFA’s blood drive(s). To schedule an appointment, contact the school at 402-387-2082. To be eligible to donate blood, you must be at least 17 years old in most states (16 with parental consent where allowed by state law), weigh at least 110 pounds and be in generally good health. High school students and other donors 18 years old or younger may also have to meet certain height and weight requirements. To learn more, visit redcrossblood.org/students.
Thanks in advance for your support of the Ainsworth High School FFA blood drive!
Friday, January 11, 2019 was a special day for the 8th grade Social Studies students at Ainsworth Community Schools. Dr. Thomas King, former college history instructor from Doane College, visited with the students in the person of President Ulysses S. Grant. Dr. King has done extensive research on Grant and is able to portray this famous American general and president as though he is really Grant. This program allowed the students to enjoy going beyond the pages of the text book and learning detailed information about the Civil War. This program is funded by Humanities Nebraska. Humanities Nebraska receives support from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Nebraska State Legislature, the Nebraska Cultural Endowment, private donations, and the Shoemaker Family Foundation.
At long last, the final episode of AHSTV for 2018 is ready for your viewing pleasure! Highlights of this episode include a feature about the history of Christmas, the comedy clip, which features four fabulous freshmen (Yanira, Maverick, Summer, and Landon), and a piece about the Student Council’s Senior Citizen Day. Enjoy the show, have a great Christmas break, and look for AHSTV to appear again after the first of the year. Happy Holidays!
AHS TV #2 - September 2018
CONGRATULATIONS to the Seniors for winning our first ACS Bulldog Battle!! The class will be celebrating with a roller skating party and a few extra surprises that day too! This semester's battles have started with everyone back at zero points. So, let's go underclassmen, give the Seniors a run for their money and enjoy an afternoon of fun for your class at the end of this semester!
Who: High School Classes 9-12
What: Contest to see who can earn the most points
When: Each Semester
Where: In and around school and at school events
Why: Increase our school pride and spirit, and earn a great reward
How: Points may be earned in many ways: School Improvement(CIP) Activities, Class competitions, Honor Roll, Attendance, Participation in Homecoming events and dress-up days, High Five Fridays photos, sportsmanship and fan base at games, plus many more