First class in KAHS history to have three graduating seniors who are Eagle Scouts
By Bill Liedman, Scoutmaster
Saturday, June 22, at the home of Scott and Lisa Harter, the Eagle Scout Court of Honor was held for Alex Harter. Alex earned his Eagle award upon completion of 21 merit badges and also completed his Eagle Scout project. The Eagle Scout project consists of planning, acquiring funds, purchasing materials, and building the project while demonstrating good leadership qualities.
Alex built a new aluminum can recycling trailer for the Kimball community. This trailer is located in the northeast corner of Schmidty’s Tesoro. Proceeds from the sale of recycled aluminum cans supports the local Boy Scout troop. Funds to build the trailer were acquired from the Kimball Fire Department, the Kimball Rod and Gun Club, and Alex’s grandfather, Duwayne Orbeck.
During the ceremony, Alex’s mother, Lisa, pinned the Eagle Emblem over his heart.
Eagle Austin Roerick, Senior Patrol Leader Keali’I Kapoi, Troop Chaplain Aide Everett Eken, Alex, Scoutmaster Bill Liedman, and Eagle Scout Brad Mies are Troop members who took part in Alex’s Eagle Ceremony.
The summer fun has begun for Kimball area youth. Kimball Community Education has completed the first weeks of summer recreation including volleyball camp, Jr. Cubs Basketball, Greater MN Track & Field, a new Highway 55 3 on 3 basketball league, and the Jr. Golf Program. The summer lineup of recreation also includes high-school-age level sports camps; volleyball, boys’ and girls’ basketball, golf and league play.
Blast Ball, T-Ball and Rookie Ball programs will run through the month of June.
The Great River Music Club and the National Federation of Music Clubs recently awarded a second gold cup in piano solo to Cassie Erickson. To achieve a second gold cup,
six or more years of performance in the festival are required. There were more than 400 students who participated in the festival at the College of St. Benedict Saturday, Feb. 23.
Cassie is a student at Kimball Area High School, and has just completed the 10th grade.
The Kimball Boys’ and Girls’ basketball programs held a basketball camp at Kimball Area Elementary School last week, Monday through Thursday, June 3-6. Participants in the camp consisted of boys and girls in kindergarten, first, and second grade. Players learned about the different fundamentals of basketball related to ball-handling, dribbling, passing, and shooting. Campers participated in a number of contests and competitions, both individually and as a team over the course of the week. All of the 34 campers worked extremely hard and improved tremendously throughout the week.
Pictured are the participants in the K-2 Basketball Camp that was held Monday through Thursday, June 3-6
at Kimball Elementary School. Coaches are Jeremy Kuechle (at left) and Jay Klein (at right).