Sean Frisbie, a senior at Seward High, is the April SHS Fine Arts Youth of the Month. His parents are Mary and Dan Frisbie of Seward.
He is very involved and works hard in the area of Fine Arts at SHS. His first love is music and he is a longtime member of Symphonic Band, Pep Band, and Wind Ensemble and participated with the band in various District Music contests, along with the Concordia Fine Arts Day in the Honor Choir.
He is also a longtime member of the Select Choir at SHS and participated in Swing Choir as well, participating in their District Music events and the annual SHS Opening Night.
Sean will attend Wayne State College in Wayne, NE and major in Pre-Nursing.
With nine of the ten schools participating, the Seward High Quiz Bowl Varsity Team A won the Central Conference Championship again this year at the annual Central Conference Quiz Bowl Tourney at the Seward Civic Center in Seward on Wednesday, April 12 in an all-day tourney. Members of the Championship team were Evan Mettenbrink-Captain, Kevin Lyon-Co-Captain, Ryan Wall, Evan Nottingham, and Chris Galusha. Members of the SHS Varsity Quiz Bowl Team-Blue, who also competed included Nolan Homp-Captain, Jake Marshall, Riley Pollock, Josh Sherman and Grace Orwen! Both teams are coached by Clark Kolterman.
Teams receiving trophies and placing in the tourney were Seward High Varsity Team A-Championship-coached by Clark Kolterman, York High Team A-Second Place-coached by Dennis Haack, , Grand Island Northwest High Team A-Third-coached by George Mohr and Adams Central High –Fourth Place-coached by Joshua Lewis.
The teams played four matches in the morning to vie for seeding for the afternoon tourney based on wins, losses and points generated.
After the morning rounds, the SHS Team A was the number one seed and SHS Team B was the ninth seed of 18 teams. The SHS Team B lost to Holdrege and then the SHS Varsity Team A defeated Grand Island Northwest, Holdrege, Adams Central and concluded with a win over York Team A! The SHS Team A was undefeated all day and captured the Central Conference Quiz Bowl Trophy and Central Conference First Place medals.
Volunteer time keepers and scorers included Chase Prochnow, Jack Yelden, Jarod Harris, Kiernan Baker, Clint Koetter, Jayden Germer, Morgan Kavuelk, Jax Johnson, Madalyn Lobmeyer and David Clark.
The Seward High Quiz Bowl program is sponsored and funded by the School District of Seward High Ability Learner Program (HAL).
The teams represented included two high school teams from Crete, York, Aurora, Adams Central, Central City, Schuyler, Holdrege, Grand Island Northwest and Seward. Not participating was Columbus Lakeview High School.
Hannah Core, SHS Senior, was named the April Seward Youth Rotarian of the Month and recognized at the Seward Youth Rotary Club meeting on April 5, 2017 at the Jones National Bank and Trust in Seward. She is the daughter of Robert and Tiffany Core of Seward. She was introduced, recognized and presented with a Seward Rotary Club banner and mementos and a Rotary Book Scholarship. She is also a finalist for the Seward Rotary Club “Service Above Self” Scholarship announced on Honors Night in May at the High School.
Hannah is a scholar/athlete at SHS. She has been an involved leader on the SHS Softball team for four years, a loyal and strong leader on the Girl’s Basketball team all four years of her high school career and a major player all four years with the SHS Girl’s Soccer team as well! She has received numerous honors and recognitions for her leadership, courage and skill on each of the athletic teams, as well as for her academic leadership as a athlete.
Hannah is a three year member of the SHS National Honor Society and always on the SHS Honor Roll as well. She has been named the SHS Student of the Month and received numerous PRIDE awards.
Hannah is a longtime leader in the SHS Family, Community, Career Leaders of America (FCCLA) and has been a member all four years of her high school career. She also has been involved in the SHS Key Club and the SHS FFA! Hannah has been involved with the Circle of Friends and works as a mentor as well.
She has taken on several summer jobs including working for Syngenta Pollinating for two summers, detasseling for Sloup/Throell for a year and a Lifeguard at the Seward Memorial Pool for the last three summers.
She attends Seward United Methodist Church and is an involved member of her Godparent group with the church and a voice of the youth in her congregation.
Her “Service Above Self” recognition includes working the “Little Kid’s” Recreation program for the City of Seward, volunteers as a basketball coach and working with the “Little Kid’s” wrestling and soccer programs, as well as a ref for their flag football games! She has also devoted hours to assisting with the area Special Olympics Softball team.
Hannah plans to attend Doane University, play on the basketball team and become an elementary education major.
Six Seward High Sophomores were selected to represent SHS at the annual Sophomore Pilgrimage held every spring at the State Capitol, sponsored by the GFWC Nebraska Federation of Women’s Clubs, Inc. The local students are funded and sponsored by the GFWC Seward Junior Women’s Club, the GFWC Seward Woman’s Club, the School District of Seward High Ability Learner Program and the School District of Seward. They visited the Capitol on Wednesday, April 5, 2017 for their pilgrimage.
The students were selected in the fall through application and an interview process. Students attending were Kiernan Baker, Bailey Mooney, Cayden Moore, Ryan Wall, Alec Sackschewsky, and Rannon Lyons. Their adult sponsor for the event was Social Studies teacher Rich Eber.
The students were addressed by the elected officials and representatives from the state’s elected offices including the Governor, Lt. Governor, Secretary of State, State Auditor and State Treasurer, along with their own senator, Senator Mark Kolterman and his staff from District #24. They watched the proceedings of the Nebraska Legislature. They ate lunch at the Governor’s Mansion, toured the State Capitol and visited the Nebraska Supreme Court.
The students will be invited to report to the clubs at their annual fall membership meetings in August and September.
Seward High representatives have participated in this “pilgrimage” every year since it was created over 30 years ago.