Elsberry High School
The Elsberry National Honor Society inducted new members on Wednesday, February 15th in the High School Library. Inductees are this year were: Trevor Anthony, Lauryn Eberhart, Eva Gladney, Megan Hagemeier, Garret Hall, Clare Henry, Josie Horne, Harmon Kreuger, Kara Lovelace, Nathan Miller, Jaime Richards, Nick Stone, Carson Trammell, Juan Valencia, Tess Weakly, Carolyn Wehmeyer, Nate Williams, and Megan Wollgast. The criteria for becoming a new member is to maintain a 3.5 GPA for three consecutive semesters and uphold this scholarship for the rest of their academic career. Inductees were welcomed by friends and family. Congratulations new members!
Mark your calendars for April 27, 28, and 29 for Elsberry High School’s annual play performance. “The Mysterious Mansion of Mr. Uno” will be this year’s production by students.This play is about six guests. Mr. Uno the man who owns the mansion ends up dead and characters begin dying and nobody knows who is doing it. This play is the spinoff of the movie and board game Clue. Mrs. Harman, English teacher, is directing the play along with student directors, Jordan Oliver and Sydney Pickard.
This group of young students also received a 1 (Exemplary) Rating at the Central Methodist University Music Festival this past Friday.
The Elsberry High School Choir, under the direction of Rebecca Shroyer, has been chosen to sing the National Anthem on Saturday March 11 in Columbia before three High School Basketball Championship games. The choir will perform at the 4:30, 6:20, and 8:10pm games
Members of the choir are (from left to right) Emily Schreiber, Brittney Taubig, Aidan Miller, Nathan Miller, Bre Taubig, Lyman Heras, Emily Braden, and Leora Marshall.
NHS VISIT TO EHCC
The National Honor Society of Elsberry High School visits the residents at Elsberry Health Care Center as part of their community service activities. The group schedules visits once a month to visit and make crafts with the residents. In addition to the crafts, the students have brought artwork to give the residents made by elementary students or NHS members. Mrs. Jones’ FACS class also provides cookies for the residents.
On February 28, fourteen members attended the visit. Twelve of the members were new inductees attending the Elder Care visit for the first time. They were accompanied by two veteran members and the faculty sponsors. In preparation for the visit, NHS members painted rainbow door hangers to give the residents. The students visited with the residents, sharing stories of family, school, and life experiences while assisting them with a craft. The residents enjoyed making snowmen and penguins and visiting with the younger generation.
On the bus ride home, the new members shared their individual experiences of the day and talked about how much fun was had talking to the residents. Both students and residents are looking forward to the next visit scheduled for April 4.
At the Conference Speech Tournament on Saturday, February 11, at North Callaway High School, three Elsberry high competitors placed in the top three, which is outstanding because this is the first year of competition for all three women. Chelsea Toeniskoetter took third place in Story Telling, Alita Kandlbinder and Maggie Horn took third place in Duet Improvisation, and Kandlbinder and Horn, also took first place in Duet Acting. New to the district, Jodi O’Keeffe, English teacher is in charge of the Speech Students.
High School Calendar
Elsberry High School Band members traveled to Fort Zumwalt East on Saturday to compete in the District Solo and Small Ensemble Festival. Four entries earned a 1(Exemplary) Rating which carries them on to the State Festival at the end of April in Columbia. Congratulations to Jack Weakly, Tenor Saxophone Solo; Anna St. Pierre, Flute Solo; and Lyman Heras, Trumpet Solo and Marimba Solo.