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.