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Elijah Hackbart Youth Rotarian of the Year for 2018 Based on “Service Above Self!”

Elijah Hackbart was selected the Youth Rotarian of the Year for 2017-2018. He is the son of Daryl and Susan Hackbart.  The award was announced and he was recognized honored at the SHS Honors Night on May 8 in the new . . .

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Broc LaVelle Last Youth Rotarian for 2017-2018

SHS Senior, Broc LaVelle was selected the last Youth Rotarian for 2017-2018, honoring him as the May Youth Rotarian of the Month.  He is the son of Todd and Mindy LaVelle of Seward.  Broc was honored at the . . .

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Lena Hughes is SHS Fine Arts Youth of the Month for May

The May SHS Fine Arts Youth of the Month is Lena Hughes. She is the daughter of John and Jana Hughes of rural Garland. Lena is a musician, plays the piano and has been a leader in the SHS . . .

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SHS Sophomores Attend Sophomore Pilgrimage at State Capitol-Meet Senator Kolterman

Four SHS Sophomore students attended the annual GFWC NFWC Sophomore Pilgrimage at the State Capitol on Wednesday, April 4, 2018 and were involved in a series of leadership workshops, discussion groups and . . .

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Last Quiz Bowl of the Season Caps Successful Year-Seward Participates at annual “Brain Brawl!”

The last Quiz Bowl of the Season was held at Lincoln Northeast High School on Saturday, April 28 with an all-day event for Eighth Graders and High School Freshman and Seward took two teams in each division.  This is . . .

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Lena Hughes is the Seward Youth Rotarian of the Month

The Seward Rotary Club honored Lena Hughes as the Seward Youth Rotarian of the Month. She is the daughter of Jana and John Hughes of Seward and was introduced and recognized for her many leadership roles at Seward High and in . . .

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Nathan Snavely Named April Fine Arts Youth of the Month

SHS Senior, Nathan Snavely was selected the April Fine Arts Youth of the Month.  He is very active in the SHS Swing/Show Choir-all four years of high school, a member of the SHS Choir for three years and assisted . . .

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Nora Halder SHS Fine Arts Youth of the Month

Nora Halder is the April Fine Arts Youth of the Month for SHS.  She was a member of the SHS speech team, participating in both the Central Conference contest and District Speech Contest and various regional tourneys . . .

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Seward Optimist Club Honors Local Speakers in State Contest-2018

The Seward Optimist Club honored their sponsored speakers at the Youth State Optimist Oratorical Contest held on April 7 at Grand Island Northwest High.  Honored at their April 19 th meeting were Evan Nottingham-SHS . . .

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Seward High Competes at 2018 ESU Quiz Bowl

Two teams from SHS competed at the recent ESU #6 Quiz Bowl meet on Wednesday, March 28 in an all day quiz bowl event on general knowledge.  The two teams included SHS Team A-Evan Nottingham-Capt., Ryan Wall, Thomas . . .

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Seward High School FBLA Scores Well at State Leadership Conference

Thirty members of the Seward High School FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America) chapter attended the FBLA state leadership conference April 5th-7th in Omaha at the Coco Keys Convention Center.   . . .

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Oglevie First Place in Short Story Contest

SHS Senior, Makayla Oglevie's Short Story "The Window" was named First Place/ Champion in the annual national Bess Streeter Aldrich High School Short Story Contest!  She was recognized and honored at the Annual Bess . . .

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Two Optimist State Speech Champions - both from Seward High!

SHS Sophomore Madalyn Lobmeyer was selected First Place in the Girls Division at the State Optimist Speech Contest and then won the Sweepstakes Award-a trip to nationals at St Louis!  SHS Senior Evan Nottingham won the Boys Division- . . .

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Bosmeniel Medals at State Speech as First Runner-up in Serious Prose

Congrats to Thomas Bosmeniel placing First Runner-Up in the Serious Prose Literature at the NSAA State Speech Contest at Kearney, Nebraska on the campus of the University of Nebraska at Kearney.  He presented at ten minute cutting . . .

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Greta Hughes Named Youth Rotarian of the Month

SHS Senior, Greta Hughes was selected the Youth Rotarian of the Month at Seward High and is the daughter of Tim and Rita Hughes of rural Seward.  She was honored and recognized at the monthly Seward Rotary Club meeting at noon at the . . .

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Seward High Speech Team Places Third At Speech Districts-Seven Students Qualify for State

The Seward High Speech Team placed Third overall at the NSAA B Districts on Tuesday, March 13, 2018 at Lincoln Southwest High School. The team was complete, with two participants from SHS filled in each of the nine events for the . . .

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SHS Sophomore State Finalist in Poetry Out Loud

SHS Sophomore, Madalyn Lobmeyer of Seward was selected one of the top six finalists in the annual Poetry Out Loud Poetry Recitation State Finals contest held in Lincoln on Sunday, March 11 at 1:30 at the Sheldon Art Gallery . . .

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SHS Performs Well at Prestigious Quiz Bowl at Bellevue University

The SHS Quiz Bowl performed well at the recent Bellevue University, on March 2 nd , 2018.  The invitational allowed for one team from 32 schools.  Schools from across Nebraska and Iowa participated. The general knowledge quiz . . .

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SHS honored at NEBRASKAland Statehood Day

SHS students who won First Place Awards at the State Fair Education Division Competition were honored and recognized at the annual NEBRASKAland Foundation's Statehood Day on March 2,2018vie! Seward High was named Grand Champion in the . . .

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Six SHS Speech Team Students Win Medals at Central Ten Conference Tourney

The SHS Speech team brought home seven medals at the recent Central Ten Conference Tourney held at the  Columbus Lakeview High School on Monday, Feb. 19 th in an all-day tourney. The school was allowed two entries per category and . . .

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Students Place at the Waverly Speech Tourney

Thomas Bomeniel was named Champion Speaker in Serious Prose at the recent Waverly Speech tourney.  He presented a ten minute cutting from the “Tell Tale Heart” by Edgar Allen Poe.  Jarod Harris 3 rd place in Extemp . . .

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SHS Academic Decathlon Team Results Released

The SHS Academic Decathlon Team competed in their annual Academic Decathlon Regional contest at Bellevue East High School on Saturday, January 20 for an all day, academic competition.  Individual and team results had not been made . . .

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Nottingham Reports on Academic Decathlon Team to Optimist

SHS Senior, Evan Nottingham shared and updated the Seward Optimist Club on the recent SHS Academic Decathlon Team’s experiences in competition at the Regional AD contest at Bellevue East.  He shared the results of the day and . . .

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Bosmeniel is February Fine Arts Student of the Month

SHS Senior Thomas Bosmeniel is the February Fine Arts Student of the Month.  He is the son of Anna Downing of Ulysses and Raul Bosmeniel of Lincoln. He has been very involved with the SHS Speech and Drama program.  He . . .

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Jenna Williams February Youth Rotarian of the Month

SHS Senior, Jenna Williams is the Seward Rotary Club Youth Rotarian of the Month.  She attended the Feb. 7 th Rotary Club weekly luncheon meeting at the Jones National Bank and Trust in Seward.  She is the daughter of Craig and . . .

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SHS Captures 17 Medals at Osceola Speech Meet

The SHS Speech team captured 17 medals at the recent Osceola Speech meet on Saturday, January 27 at an all-day high school speech meet.  Winning first place in Drama Team were Thomas Bosmeniel, Virginia Glaser, Abby Van Velson, Emily . . .

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Molly Newburn is the January Fine Arts Youth of the Month

SHS Senior, Molly Newburn is the January Fine Arts Youth of the Month. She is the daughter of Dr. Hank and Shannon Newburn.  Molly has been a leader in the area of Fine Arts at SHS in a variety of departments. She is a . . .

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Elijah Hackbart First Youth Rotarian for 2018

Elijah Hackbart was selected the January Youth Rotarian of the Month. He is the son of Daryl and Susan Hackbart and was honored at the January Rotary Club meeting, Wednesday, January 3, 2018 at their noon luncheon meeting at the Jones . . .

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Local Winners/District Finalists Seward VFW Oratorical “Voice of Democracy“ Speech Contest

Local Winners in the Seward VFW “Voice of Democracy” Speech Contest Thomas Bosmeniel-Seward High-First Place Kenna Gottschalk-Seward High-Second Place Greta Hughes-Seward High-Third Place . . .

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SHS Principal Newsletter

November and December, 2017

Click on the link below to access the newsletter.  It is an adobe .pdf file. SHS Principal Newsletter - November & December, 2017

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Thomas Bosmeniel, SHS Senior, Wins District 12 American Legion District Speech Contest

Seward High Senior, Thomas Bosmeniel of Ulysses won the District 12 American Legion Oratorical/Speech Contest on Sunday, November 4, 2017 at the new Nebraska National Guard Museum in the Jones National Bank Theater at the American Legion . . .

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Seward State Volleyball apparel

Seward State Volleyball apparel can be purchased at: http://nebraskascreenprinting.com/product/seward-state-volleyball/ All orders will be delivered in bulk to high school. Gildan Brand. Royal Blue in color. Roster . . .

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Abby Rood is Fine Arts Student of the Month for October

SHS Senior, Abby Rood is the SHS Fine Arts Student of the Month for the month of October.  She is the daughter of ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­David and Jennifer Rood of . . .

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SHS brings home 9 medals from Osceola Speech Tourney

SHS captured nine medals at the recent Osceola Speech Tourney at Osceola High School on Saturday, January 28, 2017 in an all-day tourney.  Nana Abenaa Wright and Kenna Gottschalk placed second in Duet, and in Poetry, Nana Abenaa Wright . . .

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Local Winners/District Finalists Seward VFW Oratorical “Voice of Democracy “Speech Contest

The local Winners/District Finalists Seward VFW Oratorical “Voice of Democracy “Speech Contest were announced at the recent PRIDE convocation at SHS in the new theater on Friday, Oct. 28 th , 2016.  Winners were selected from . . .

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SHS Junior- Thomas Bosmeniel Wins Poetry Out Loud Recitation Contest to Represent Seward High at Regional Contest

Seward High Junior, Thomas Bosmeniel, captured the local Poetry Out Loud poetry recitation contest First Place award reciting from memory the poem “Battle Hymn” by Julia Ward Howe.  He won over 46 other students to now . . .

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SHS Students Address Rotary

SHS Students Gracie Sullivan and Seth VanEngelendhoven reported on their RYLA experience at the April 18th Rotary meeting!  As they participated in the recent Rotary Youth Leadership Award and their experiences in a three day seminar! 

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Three SHS Students Qualify for State Speech

Three SHS students qualified for the State Speech Contest in Kearney on Thursday, March 23 at the University of Nebraska at Kearney, placing in the finals at the NSAA District Speech Contest on Monday, March 13, 2017 at Columbus . . .

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