Seward Public Schools will be closed on Monday, January 22, 2018 due to the weather. All activities are canceled. Stay safe!
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 National Bank and Trust in Seward. He was presented a Book Scholarship by Rotary, Rotary information, mementos and a Rotary Banner.
Elijah is a student athlete. He is very involved in the SHS athletic programs, including the SHS Basketball program, Varsity SHS Cross Country and Varsity SHS Soccer. He has been one of the senior leaders in both Cross Country and Soccer and garnered various awards and recognition for his efforts.
Elijah has been a member of the SHS Honor Roll and he has participated various mentoring programs and continues to serve as a student mentor.
He is a member of the SHS Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) and works towards their various leadership goals and projects. He is also a leader and involved in the local, awarding winning SHS FFA program and one of the Senior Standouts in the local Skills USA Chapter at SHS, participating in Job Description and the Opening and Closing Ceremony team (OCC) for Skills USA.
Elijah is a member of the Hillcrest Evangelical Free Church in Seward and an involved youth leader and voice of their church. He is involved and has been part of numerous (six) mission trips sponsored by his church and continues to volunteer for the mission trips yet today! He has volunteered for many of the church’s community projects, assisting others in time of need and with a variety of service to others.
His area of “Service Above Self” is exemplified through his many community service activities with the local, high school service clubs and his active participation in volunteer service through his church. He also assisted with the toy distribution for the Seward Rotary Club’s annual “Stuff the Cruiser” Christmas Toy Campaign.
Elijah plans to attend Southeast Community College in Lincoln in their Degree Transfer program and then hopes to attend the University of Nebraska and eventually become a Woods/Building Construction/Building and Trades Vocational Education teacher.
He will again be recognized with the other monthly Youth Rotarians at the annual SHS Honors Night in the spring and is now in competition for the annual Youth Rotarian of the Year scholarship and award, which will be announced that evening in the new SHS Theater.
The Seward Rotary Club nominates one student each month during the school year and recognizes them as the Youth Rotarian of the Month. SHS seniors can apply with an application from their counselor’s office or contact Clark Kolterman in SHS Room 116.
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 longtime member of the SHS Marching Bluejays, serving as the Marching Band Drum Major this year. She is also a member of the SHS Pep Band, Symphonic Band, Wind Ensemble, Concert Band, and was selected for Central Conference Honor Band.
Molly is a leader and longtime member of the SHS Swing Choir/Show Choir and continues to mentor students in the group. She has been involved in a host of groups with District Music Contest and participated in the Concordia Musical Arts Day. She participates in the annual SHS Musicals and is a member of the Select Choir, Mixed Choir and participated in the annual Hits Night.
Molly participated in the One Act plays as well as the VFW Voice of Democracy Speech Contest on the local level. She is a member of the SHS National Honor Society and always on the SHS Honor Roll.
She is a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, leader in her church youth group and a voice of youth for her congregation. She is involved in the church’s choir and band as well.
Molly has been involved with the summer Concordia Chamber Choir for many years.