Verdigre Public School
Best of luck to the class of 2022!
Graduation: Saturday, May 7, 2:00 pm
Congratulations to our Seniors - Alexis Bartling, Chaney Konopasek, Daniel Pavelka, Evan Pickinpaugh, Michaela Ravenkamp, Ethan Uhlir, and Coltin Vargas
CLass D High School State Powerlifting Champions
The 2022 Class D High School State Powerlifting Championships were held at Harvard High School this past Friday & Saturday, March 25th & 26th. It featured 11 of the top Class D powerlifting schools in the state. The Niobrara-Verdigre Cougar lifters competed in the championships and came away with the high school boys, girls, and co-ed team championship trophies!
All Cougar lifters had impressive performances with many personal bests set again. Special trophies were awarded to the outstanding individual male and female lifters of the meet based on the Wilkes coefficient index. Chelsey Rohrer earned the outstanding female lifter of the meet trophy. We also had four more Cougar girls team records broken by Gabrielle Pavlik. She broke her own record in the squat (245 lbs), deadlift (320 lbs), total (700 lbs), and lifting gain (165 lbs). Congratulations to all lifters and teams on a fine performance. Thank you for your outstanding behavior while representing our schools and for showing a lot of class towards all competitors. Thank you also for your respect shown towards all meet officials. Everyone appreciates it!
The top boys’ team final standings… 1st place Niobrara-Verdigre (85 points); 2nd place Boyd County; 3rd place Red Cloud; 4th place Riverside; 5th place Summerland; 6th place Harvard; 7th place Silver Lake; 8th place Lutheran High Northeast.
The top girls’ team final standings: 1st place Niobrara-Verdigre (56 points); 2nd place Boyd County; 3rd place Red Cloud; 4th place Summerland; 5th place Silver Lake; 6th place Harvard.
The top Co-ed team (a mix of the top boys and girls lifters) final standings: 1st place Niobrara-Verdigre (94 points); 2nd place Boyd County; 3rd place Red Cloud; 4th place Summerland; 5th place Harvard; 6th place Silver Lake.
Niobrara-Verdigre had a total of 8 individual state champions in their respective weight classes; 9 earning silver medals; 3 earning bronze medals; and 1 earning a seventh place medal.
In the girls competition Chelsey Rohrer, Anna Rudloff, and Gabrielle Pavlik were crowned state champions in their weight classes. Heidi Hollmann, Taylor Pavlik, and Olivia Holz were silver medalists. Taylor Teadtke earned the bronze medal.
Boys individual state champions were Scotty Klinetobe (114 lb class), Joseph Pavelka (132 lb class), Tanner Robinette (181 lb class), Gunnar Shabram (220 lb class), and Isaac Pavlik (242 lb class). Wyatt Shabram (123 lb class), Cody Wickersham (148 lb class), Daniel Pavelka (165 lb class), Jordon Ingebo (181 lb class), Dylan Davidson (198 lb class), and Beau Hrbek (275 lb class) were silver medalists. Ethan Uhlir (148 lb class) and Gavin Rardon (275+ lb class) were bronze medalists. In the 148 lb class… Jase Kotrous earned 7th place. Congratulations to all individual lifters. All of you are to be commended for coming home with a medal in the state meet!
The final meet of the school year will be the Orchard AAU Powerlifting Meet Saturday, April 9th at the Orchard School gym. Because this is a sanctioned AAU event, the talents of both the high school and middle school Niobrara-Verdigre girls and boys lifters will be on display along with many other lifters from around the state including adult professionals from the Lincoln and Omaha area. This meet has grown into one of the largest sanctioned meets in the state over the past 15 years seeing numerous State, American, and World records set each year… hopefully we can have an amazing performance this year. The Orchard gym will be rocking in two weeks! Lifting begins at 9:00 am Saturday morning April 9th. GO COUGARS!
Congratulations Coltin Vargas!
Coltin Vargas signed with Northwestern for Football. We are proud of you Coltin, keep up the hard work!
State Speech Medalist
Congrats Heidi Hollmann on earning a medal at State Speech. Your hard work has paid off.
Congrats to the quiz bowl members who earned Runner-Up at NVC.
Quiz bowl members: Michaela Ravencamp, Chaney Konopasek, Trey Quick, Gabrielle Pavlik, Bree Breithaupt, Coltin Vargas and Coach Cierra Morten
Yearbooks for sale
With the end of the year fast approaching, you want to make sure you don't miss out on your copy of this years record-having yearbooks. You can get yours by talking to a yearbook student, or by buying yours online today. Yearbooks will cost $35.
d-1 Sportsmanship Award
Congrats to the Niobrara-Verdigre Cougars, they brought home the girls D-1 sportsmanship award.
Cougars defeat the Johnson-Brock Eagles 55-43 to advance to the State Tournament. They will play Shelton on Tuesday at 3:15 pm.
Go Lady Cougars!
On October 26 - 14 Verdigre FFA members went to Indianapolis. They attended the 94th National FFA Convention. On Wednesday and Thursday, they attended sessions and the career fair which held 53,000 blue jackets. Thursday afternoon the students toured the Indianapolis 500 racetrack. Friday they traveled to Louisville, Kentucky to tour the Louisville Slugger factory and Churchill Downs, and then made their way back to Indiana to explore Indiana Caverns.
Congratulations ANdrea Sucha!
Andrea Sucha signed with Mount Marty for Track and Field. We are proud of you Andrea, keep up the hard work!
The Verdigre Teammates Chapter is open. Mentors and mentees are meeting weekly.