SkillsUSA brings home gold medals from state convention

From March 30 through April 1 SkillsUSA held their state leadership conference in Grand Island. Fairbury took several students up to the state convention and was able to bring home a couple of first place finishes.

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Dalton Buxton ’19 and Tanner Novotny ’17 smile after being awarded their gold medals for Drone Tech.

Dalton Buxton ’19 and Tanner Novotny ’17 competed in the Drone Tech contest, which consists of being able to fly a drone and the other half was a journal about drones.  They were able to bring home a state championship as they earned a gold medal in the contest.

“The notebook was worth 700 points and that’s the only reason we won because nobody else had theirs done. But our flying was pretty solid too. ” Buxton said.

Also competing and bringing home a state championship was Madison Gregory ’19, as she took first place in the Cosmetology contest. The gold medal came as a surprise to Gregory.

“There was a lot of girls that did very well . . . I knew that I did good, but I didn’t think that I was even going to place,” Gregory said.

Being able to bring home some hardware from the state convention was a great accomplishment. Both Buxton ’19 and Gregory ’19 plan to return to the state convention and defend their state championships.


Homecoming becomes outlet to boogie down

With a win, a hoop, and a holler, homecoming came and gone. The party started around 9:30 with Walley’s booming with music and laughter so loud you could hear it the moment you stepped through the double doors. The girls were dressed to their nines and the boys cleaned up very well.  The music made people want to get out on the dance floor to jump around excitedly. The football players broke the losing streak of the homecoming game and won against JCC. Which may have made things a little more jubliant. People gathered in a big circle making the most noise within the entire room, in the middle of the floor, they shouted lyrics and pumped their fist in the air to almost every song. People started doing popular dances all around with faces full of smiles. Sadly the dance did end around 12:30 and people walked back to their cars with tired feet. Only to be reminded this may be their last homecoming dance or one of their many. Homecoming was a great kick off for this year.

Perla Carillo Muno '18 boogies down with friends last Friday night.
Perla Carillo Muno ’18 boogies down with friends last Friday night.