Seven Student from SHS to Represent the School at the State GFWC Sophomore Pilgrimage- Spring 2022
Seven sophomore students from Seward High were selected thought written application and in the interview process to represent Seward High and the Community of Seward at the Spring 2022 State of Nebraska Sophomore Pilgrimage-sponsored by the GFWC Nebraska Federation of Women’s Clubs and locally by the School District of Seward and the GFWC Seward Woman’s Club and the GFWC Seward Junior Women’s Club.
The students selected include Layla Sugden, Nixon Seegebarth, Hank Hughes, Julya Metschke, Krystyn Harris and Rachel Kuss. Also attending will be the SHS International Student –Alma Frederickson of Sweden.
Judges for the selection were Jon and Bonnie Kruse and Dr. Louis Reith-all of Seward. The interviews were Friday, September 10th, 2021 at the Seward United Methodist Church with arrangements made by Greg Zabka. Applications were coordinated by the SHS Counseling office and Ms. Noelle Baker.
In April of 2022 (date to be announced), the seven students will meet and tour the State Captiol, meet with the various elected officers of the state and be guests of the Nebraska Legislature. They will enjoy lunch with their State Senator at the Governor’s Mansion and tour and meeting with officials of the Nebraska Supreme Court.
The annual event was canceled last year due to Covid. This statewide program has been recognized nationally for “Excellence” by the General Federation of Women’s Clubs (GFWC) and serves as a model for many other states, who offer a similar, state educational program.