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Seward High Junior, Thomas Bosmeniel of Ulysses, was selected a Regional Winner in the Poetry Out Loud Regional contest held at the Norfolk Arts Center in Norfolk, NE on Wed. Feb. 15, 2017. The event was one of three regionals for the annual High School poetry recitation contest for the national program of Poetry Out Loud! Thomas recited the poems “Battle Hymn of the Republic” by Julia Ward Howe and “Sonnet 29-When, in disgrace with fortune and men’s eyes,” by Wm Shakespeare. He will now add one more poem to recite at the state contest-as he is required to recite three poems.
Thomas received a certificate, a collection of poetry books and a year’s membership in the Norfolk Arts Center. He is now qualified to compete for the champion scholarships at the State Contest in March.
Other representatives selected at this regional contest included Amber Bruegman of Bloomfield High , who presented “I am offering this poem” by Jimmy Snatiago and “I carry your heart with me (I carry in in my heart) by EE Cummings and Amanda Pohlman of Skutt High in Omaha who presented “Mrs. Adam” by Kathleen Norris and “Let the Light Enter” by Frances Harper. Regionals were also held in Kearney and in Omaha.
He will now compete at the State Contest on March 11, 2017 at the Sheldon Art Gallery Auditorium-as a state finalist for a chance to represent Nebraska at the National contest in Washington, DC, competing for various scholarships and awards. The contest is sponsored locally by the Seward Arts Council and on the State level by the Nebraska Arts Council. It is also funded by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Poetry Foundation.
Thomas previously won the local SHS Poetry Out Loud contest over forty eight other contestants and earned the right to represent SHS at the Regionals. His local artist in residence from the Nebraska Arts Council that worked with him in preparation for the contests was Pippa White-author, actress and drama coach, who visited Seward High to work with the students in preparation of the competition. Clark Kolterman serves as the sponsor and coach for this program.
Seward Elementary School will be hosting the Scholastic Book Fair the week of March 6-9th. The book fair will be open during Parent Teacher conferences on Tuesday, March 7th from 4:00-8:00 and Thursday the 9th from 4:00-8:00.
Funds raised will help purchase books for the Elementary Library. Families, faculty, and the community are invited to attend this fun reading event that helps inspire children to become lifelong readers.
The Seward Souchek twins-Riley and Morgan Souchek are named the February SHS Fine Arts Students of the Month. They are the twin daughters of Russell and Rhonda Souchek of Seward.
Both of the girls have been longtime and active members of the SHS music program- and active members of the SHS band and choir programs.
Riley has been the SHS Drum Major and a Section Leader the March Band Drum Major and plays clarinet, bass clarinet and tenor Saxophone. Morgan was a Section Leader and in the Marching Band Color Guard/Flags. Riley is in Marching Band, Symphonic Band, Wind Ensemble, and Jazz Band. Both are long time members of the SHS Choir as well. Riley is a loyal member of the Seward City Band in the summer.
Both girls worked with the local one act plays for several years, working behind the scenes as stage managers and assisted with the Conference and District One Act Play Productions as well. Both girls participated in the local Seward VFW Voice of Democracy Speech Contest and and the “Poetry Out Loud” poetry recitation contest at SHS. Morgan also is a member of the SHS Dance team.
Both girls are active members of the Living Word Lutheran Church God Parents program and voices in the congregation’s youth program. They are both loyal and active leaders in both the SHS FCCLA and SHS Key Club service organizations.
Morgan plans to attend Midland University in Fremont and study Education. Riley plans to attend Doane College to study Music Education.
Corbin Ruth, SHS Senior, is named the February Seward Rotary Club Youth Rotarian of the Month. He is the son of Royce and Jennifer Ruth and they live near Malcolm. Corbin was introduced at the February 1st meeting of the Seward Rotary Club at the Jones National Bank and Trust auditorium at their noon luncheon. Corbin was presented with Rotary Club mementos, a Rotary Banner and a Rotary Club Book Scholarship.
Corbin is a scholar/athlete at Seward High School. He is a longtime member and leader of the Seward High National Honor Society and always on the Academic Honor Roll. Corbin has also received the NSAA Academic All State Honor in previous years for being an athlete with a high grade point average.
Corbin is very involved in the various athletic programs at Seward High School. He was a member of the Varsity Football team and letterman, with numerous honors and awards from his work and leadership on the SHS Football team. He is also a four year member of the Seward High Varsity Basketball program, as well as a three year member of the SHS Baseball team to date-also generating awards, honors and recognitions for his efforts in both the Basketball and Baseball programs.
Corbin is an active member and leader in the Seward High Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) and currently serves as the FBLA Vice President. He participated in the Seward VFW Voice of Democracy Speech Contest through the SHS Speech program.
Corbin is an active member of the North American Martyrs Church and very involved in the North American Martyrs God Teen Program. He also is often called upon to be the voice of the youth in his church.
Corbin is also involved in a variety of baseball programs during the summer months.
His volunteer efforts and “Service Above Self” activities involve and revolve around serving and working with young children in a variety of sports camps for football, baseball and youth basketball. He has also be a loyal volunteer for the annual March of Dimes program and various concession stand operations.
After high school, Corbin plans to attend Northwestern Missouri State and has committed to being part of their successful football program, with an undecided major at this time.
Corbin is now a finalist for the Seward Rotary Club Youth Rotarian of the Year award and will be recognized and thanked again at the SHS Honors Night in May. Applications for the monthly award are available at the SHS Counselors office. One student is selected and honored each month by the Seward Rotary Club.