My name is Michael Fines. My parents are David Fines and Dawn Fines, and I have one older sister named Ana and three older brothers named Dakota, Taylor, and Jacob. In high school, I have participated in basketball, football, wrestling, and track. After high school, I plan on attending Southeast Community College in Lincoln where I will study physical education to become a coach. The thing I will miss most about high school is sports. My best memory I have in high school was when I won a wrestling match in a dual against Broken Bow.
Hi, I'm Kennadie English, and I'm 18 years old. I'm a senior at Wood River High School, and I've participated in Basketball, Volleyball, and Track throughout my high school/middle school career. I've also been involved in FBLA, Spanish Club, and I am currently a Senior Mentor for Freshman 7. I am currently deciding between joining the military and then attending college at UNL after that or going straight to college at South East and then transferring to UNL.
Our girls have been very busy this year! Our season started in the first full week of June. We invited alumni back to help our girls prepare for the season. Thank you to Mady, Kassey, Jessica, Gina, Cheyenne, Dani and Hannah for coming back to help us out. This summer we also went to spend a Friday in Lincoln at the Nebraska Cheer Center. We learned more about stunting, jumping, and many more things. We had a lot of fun at this camp.
Right before school started these ladies started to prepare for color guard at band camp. We marched with the band in 3 different competitions this year. Our competitions were UNK Band Day, Harvest of Harmony, and Hastings Melody Round Up. At UNK Band Day we were first place in class C and at Harvest of Harmony were were in a three way tie for 7th place out of 40 some band.
At the beginning of the year we had a little girls camps and performed at the fun fest. The girls always love this camp. It is so fun to work with our future spirit squad members. We went to the state fair the week after fun fest where we had a strolling performance around the fairgrounds and performed on Bristol Windows Stage with the rest of the squads there.
We look forward to seeing all during the rest of football, volleyball, and basketball season. Go Big Purple!
The Nebraska Choral Directors Association is proud to sponsor the 2016 Sing Around Nebraska Children’s Honor Choir! This event will be held on November 4th and 5th, at the O’Donnell Auditorium on the campus of the Nebraska Wesleyan University in Lincoln, Nebraska. The choir of 100 fifth and sixth grade students are selected from across the state through an audition process.
Selected from Wood River Rural School District in Wood River, Nebraska, is Gracie Wagoner, daughter of Simon and Mandi Wagoner. She will rehearse with and perform under a guest clinician, Mr. Ken Berg. Also performing on this concert will be collegiate choirs from Nebraska.
Guest clinician, Ken Berg, a native of the Virginia and North Carolina regions, graduated from Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama, with a Bachelor of Music Education in 1977 and a Master of Music Education in 1981. For 28 years, he was the Director of Choirs and Fine Arts Chairman at John Carroll Catholic High School in Birmingham before retiring in 2005 to become the Music Minister and Composer-in-Residence at Mountain Brook Baptist Church.
In 1978, Ken and his wife Susan, were appointed Music Directors of the Birmingham Boys Choir, positions they still hold. Ken has served as a State and Southern Division officer with the American Choral Directors Association and has served on the Training Courses Committee of the Royal School of Church Music in America.
In addition to touring extensively throughout Europe, Japan, and North America, his choirs have sung at ACDA, OAKE, and MENC state, Division and National Conventions.
Mr. Berg often serves as clinician and adjudicator throughout the United States. His music is published with ALfred, Carl Fischer, Chorister’s Guild, Colla Voce, Emerson Music, Hal Leonard, Hinshaw, Kjos, MorningStar, National Music Publishers, Pavane, Santa Barbara Music, and Walton Music.
The concert will take place at 6:00 p.m. at the Nebraska Wesleyan University’s O’Donnell Auditorium. Tickets will be $5.00 and will be available at the door.
There is no place I would rather be than in an elementary school. Where else do you get hugs, tears, happy stories, sad stories, your hand held, and smiles multiple times every single day? Where else do you experience the ever-changing world of education with eager minds? Where else do you easily see physical and educational growth in K-5 children on a regular basis? Sharing experiences with elementary children every day is such a blessing. Thanks for letting me be a part of your child's educational experiences.
I have three daughters, three son-in-laws, and four grandchildren,and oh, do I spoil those grandkids! I enjoy reading, quilting, running, and spending time with family. I make a gingerbread creation each year for Christmas and always take my creation to school for students to view. Of course I am a Husker fan, but during basketball season I am a Kansas Jayhawk fan. "Go Big Red" and "Rock Chalk, Jayhawk" are two of my favorite phrases!!
I am excited to share my experiences and vision for Wood River Elementary with the Wood River school and community. Drop in to say, 'hi' and introduce yourself. You are always welcome!
Hello Wood River students, staff, and parents. My name is Lindsey Weaver and I am the new speech language pathologist for Wood River Schools. This is my 6th year as a speech pathologist and my first year as a Wood River Eagle where I will be serving students from preschool to high school. I graduated from Scottsbluff Senior high and attended undergraduate and graduate school at University of Nebraska at Kearney. The last 3 years, I worked for Grand Island Public Schools.
I am married to my husband, Jesse, and this summer we welcomed our first daughter, Brooklyn, to the family. I recently returned to work from maternity leave this October so if you see a new face it the hallway it is probably me familiarizing myself with the new buildings and teachers. I am excited for this new position and hope to meet you all soon!
My name is Paxton Dooley. I am a senior in high school. I participate in football, baseball, and golf. After high school, I plan to attend CCC in Kearney to major in welding. My parents are Dana and Matt. I enjoy being around friends and eating food.
Hi, my name is Cole. I have two siblings and two parents and two dogs. I’ve been involved in the Boy Scouts of America for the better part of six years. My only hobby is probably achievement hunting. I work at Carlos O'Kelly's as a line cook. My favorite memory at WRHS is leaving everyday, and what I will miss most about this place is how the lack of windows and a faulty AC system make this place feel like a prison in Siberia.
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Hello, my name is Fernando Brito. I'm a senior at Wood River High School, and my hobbies include running and making clay sculptures by hand. Don't mess with me because I can be the nicest person you will ever meet or I can be your worst nightmare. I'm a Co-Captain of the Cross Country team, President of the FBLA group, and I participate in Spanish club and Track and Field.