Student of the Month
Sheyana Curtis is February’s Student of the Month. Sheyana is the daughter of Theresa and Terry Curtis, Jr. She is active in FFA, FBLA, FCCLA, NHS, Student Senate, and FCA. She is also the Senior Class Treasurer. Her favorite subjects include Independent Advanced Art, School Publications and Physics. Sheyana participates in numerous community service projects such as Operation Backpack, Salvation Army Bell Ringing and Highway Department Clean-up. She works for her mother at Berkshire Hathaway Home-Services. In her spare time, Sheyana barrel races and competes in rodeo. Sheyana has been a National FFA Agriscience Fair participant and an International Barrel Racing Association National Qualifier. After Graduation, Sheyana plans on attending North Central Missouri College to major in Animal Sciences with an emphasis in genetics.
On Wednesday, November 5th, Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) members from Elsberry High School traveled to the St. Louis’s Federal Reserve Bank and Museum. As one of the 12 regional Reserve banks in the Fed System, the St. Louis Fed is central to America's economy. The Museum had numerous displays of different hands-on activities that represented economic and monetary growth. Students in attendance under the supervision of the FBLA advisor, Judy Gomel were; Tara O’Brien, Nick Daly, Madison Cleveland, Sheyana Curtis, Anthony Muzzey, Hailee Javaux, Brianna Dickens, Ashley Morgan, Taylor Burke, Adam Miller, Jessica Mueller, Irin Wongphiphan and Olivia Brown.
On February 10, 2014, the Elsberry Future Business Leaders of America took a group of students to compete in various categories to determine whether or not they would move on to the next level. Thirteen students from Elsberry, including Anthony Muzzy, Tanner Bencomo, Madison Cleveland, Sheyana Curtis, Nick Daly, Brianna Dickens, Janelle Garrison, Adam Miller, Ashley Morgan, Jessica Mueller, Tara O’Brien, Irin Wongphiphan, and Taylor Burke attended the district competition, hosted by Hannibal-Lagrange University, in Hannibal, Missouri. (Olivia Brown competed in the district competition but could not attend). Robert Chambers and Alex Simpson from Elsberry also attended, but competed on behalf of the Pike/Lincoln Technical School. The FBLA members competed in a wide-range of categories, such as tests that challenge your knowledge on a variety of business affiliations, and formal presentations that prove your ability to stand up and present in front of judges. Three FBLA members will be moving on to state, including senior, Tara O’Brien-3rd in Agribusiness, freshman, Adam Miller-5th in Computer Problem Solving, and sophomore, Irin Wongphiphan-5th in FBLA Principles and Procedures, and two placed in the top ten of their categories, including Adam Miller-9th in Business Math, and 7th in Intro to Information Technology, and sophomore, Brianna Dickens- 5th in Impromptu Speaking. Congratulations to all of the competitors who attended and qualified for the State FBLA Conference! You all did great!
Home Coming Week
By: Devin Hartley
Elsberry High School’s annual spirit week was very vigorous this year. ‘Merica Monday started the week off right. Students dressed in their most patriotic attire. First place winners were the two fireworks, Megan Henry and Taylor Barber from the sophomore class. Second place was a homegrown bluegrass band that included Devin Hartley, Emma Henry, and Hallie VomBey, also from the sophomore class. Third place went to Miss America herself, Emily Bange, from the freshman class. And finally, fourth place went to Andrew Turnbull dressed as Uncle Sam from the freshman class as well. However, the senior class won first place in participation, followed by the juniors in second, the sophomores in third, and the freshmen in fourth.
Tuesday’s theme was Twinning Tuesday, in which the students dressed like iconic twins. First place went to the junior class with Naomi Gladney and Mikayla Guccione delivering a set of twins. Second went to two freshmen, Faith Zimmerman and Emily Braden, as Tweedle Dum. The senior class placed in third twinning as two babies, Grant Black and Kate Boedeker. Megan Henry and Taylor Barber from the sophomore class placed in fourth as minions from Pixar’s Despicable Me. Although the sophomore class won first in participation, followed by the juniors in second, seniors in third and freshman in fourth.
Wayback Wednesday set the tone for the third day of spirit week. Nathan Stone won first place from the junior class as a spitting image of the boy from E.T. riding his bike. Second place went to the junior class as well, with Robert Chambers as Mario. Third place went to Jacob Braden from the senior class as an Indian. The sophomore’s placed in fourth as Devin Hartley and Donavan Guccione dressed like Baby and Johnny from the classic, Dirty Dancing. In participation for Wednesday, the sophomore class one first, the seniors in second, freshman in third, and finally the juniors in fourth.
Due to Thursday's snow day there was no judging.
Friday’s theme was the original red and white day. Cory Boedeker won first place from the junior class. Followed by Leanna Helm in second from the senior class. Tyler Collins placed in third from the sophomore class. And Andrew Turnbull from the freshman class placed in fourth. In participation, the junior class placed in first, followed by the sophomore class, and the senior and freshman class in a tie for third.
The final part of Spirit Week is to decorate each corner of the gym and make it nice for the game later that night. Each class works very hard all week to make the best posters and banners for their wall. The sophomores took first place in this division. Followed by the senior class in second, the freshmen class in third and the juniors in fourth. The class that won spirit week was announced at the pep rally later that Friday. The sophomores took home a win for first.