Family and friends filled the Blair High School gymnasium Sunday, May 19 to recognize and celebrate the accomplishments of the Blair High School Class of 2019.
Blair Community Schools Superintendant Randall Gilson commended the class members for their many accomplishments in academics, athletics fine arts and extra -curricular activities. He then told the graduates that they are entering a world of unprecedented challenges, but the class of 2019 has the ability to deliver the hard to find solutions.
“Class of 2019, we’re counting on your enthusiasm to pursue your passion and change the world”
Karla Gregory checks to make sure the seniors are lined up in the correct order before commencement exercises begin.
Tamrey Putnam, Maddie Probst and Brianna Satterfield look at the senior pictures in Enterprise Graduation edition.
Emma Schrick pins her cap in front of a mirror in preparation for commencement.
Lily Kue and seniors march in the commencement procession.
Madison Nannen marches in the commencement procession.
Superintendent of Schools Dr. Randall Gilson delivers his first Blair High School commencement address.
Graduates wait in line during the scholarship presentation.
Seniors stand during the commencement procession.
Kennedy Bolton walks across the platform after receiving her scholarship certificates.
Quinton Roeder delivers the Challenge Address.
Seniors clap for School Board President Kari Loseke.
Anne Goodwin stands in line as her scholarships are read.
Josh Rodriguez listens as his scholarships are read.
Kaylee Kreisels Scholarship recognition
Ambrosia Alston is first in liner to receive her diploma.
Hannah Bacon waits as Blair School Board president Kari Loseke presents Alec Aman with his diploma
Exchange Students Mana Imai receives her diploma
Jaycie Meggison receives her diploma from School board President Keri Loseke.
Olivia Olson receives diploma
Susie Koch receives her diploma from School board President Keri Loseke.
Senior Choir members perform together on last time.
Blair, Fort Calhoun and Arlington track teams qualified 27 athletes for State Track and Field Championship competition at Omaha Burke Stadium on Friday and Saturday, May 17 and 18. Fort Calhoun runners Zack Marshall and Taya Skelton earned state track gold. Arlington freshman Kailynn Gubbels and junior Milee Young each took home two state medals.
Fort Calhoun senior Zack Marshall, left, races Norris’ Ashton Hausmann to the finish line of t
Arlington’s Kailynn Gubbels runs the 100-meter hurdles at Omaha Burke Stadium
Fort Calhoun’s Avery McKennan runs the 3,200-meter run at Omaha Burke Stadium
Taya Skelton of fort Calhoun celebrates her state title win in the 3,200-meter run Friday at Omaha Burke Stadium
Blair senior Evan Slominski competes in the pole vault at Omaha Burke Stadium
Blair senior Ethan Rowe runs the 300-meter hurdles at Omaha Burke Stadium
Blair’s Adam Brehm finishes his 200-meter dash prelim at Omaha Burke Stadium
BlairÕs Grace Galbraith competes in the pole vault
ArlingtonÕs Sam Kubat, right, runs just ahead of BlairÕs Ethan Funk.
Fort Calhoun’s Jacob, left, and Ben Haggar, right run the 400-meter dash at Omaha Burke Stadium
Arlington freshman Kailynn Gubbels, middle, runs the 300-meter hurdle prelims at Omaha Burke Stadium
Tessa, right and Taya skelton embrace after Taya won the 3,200 meter run at Omaha Burke Stadium
Fort Calhoun’s Taya Skelton gets a hug from her mother, Cindy, at Omaha Burke Stadium
Fort Calhoun seniors Taya Skelton, left, and Avery McKennan meet at the finish line of the 3200-meter run at Omaha Burke Stadium
During her commencement address, salutatorian Avery McKennan told her classmates, “ The real world is ahead of us, but I know that our class is full of individuals ready to pursue their own successful futures.” Congratulations to the Fort Calhoun class of 2019 and best wishes in your pursuit of success.
Shelby Alstadt and Courtney Baxter lead the procession of graduating seniors.
Hannah Conklin receives her diploma from school board president Jon Genoways.
Molly Penas, Riley Mitchell and the Concert Choir perform one last song together at Fort Calhoun graduation.
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Valedictorians from left Zoe Fickbohm, Avery McKennan, and Taya Skelton.
Principal Jerry Green greets Salutatorian Julie Klemm.
Turning tassels Caleb Steiner, Nicholas Smith, Taya Skelton, and Megan Rupp and classmates turn their tassels.
Future is bright for the Fort Calhoun Graduates of 2019.
The annual Soup and Salad Supper is a show case for talented sixth to twelfth grade instrumental groups and talented musicians. There were also some fun surprises during the Otte Middle School eighth grade performance of a Star Wars medley.
Blair Otte Seventh grade baritone solo
Blair Otte Middle School sixth grade band performs at the Fine Arts Soup and Salad Supper
Blair Fine Arts Soup and Salad Supper
Instrumental Music teachers Chiyo Trauernicht and Jeff Mount dual with light sabers during Star Wars medley performed by Otte eigth grade band.
Blair Fine Arts Soup and Salad Supper
Peter Lux plays a trumpet solo with Blair Jazz II
Some 5th grade students had the opportunity to enjoy the snow and show their creativity on Friday before spring break, Students who were able to keep at least one ICMM ticket were invited to this snow party. ICMM stands for I Can Manage Myself. The students loved their party and created snow dogs, penguins, tunnels, snowmen, forts, castles, planes and even a stegosaurus. Who says kids these days do not know how to go outside and enjoy nature?
Boys build snow forts
Fifth grader blows ice bubbles
Girls build a snow penguin
Girls build a snow dog
A group of Arbor Park fifth grade girls show off their snow dog