Jan. 21-24 were Kimball Area Schools Snow Days.
At far left are 2013 Snow Days Queen Kenzie Traurig and King Logan Bartholomew. Candidates for 2014 Kimball Snow Days King and Queen are (starting at third from the left) Olivia Straley and Caleb Anderson for Speech; Brittany Wittrock and Logan Schlueter for Knowledge Bowl; Danielle Helgeson and Devon Kelley for Choir; King Ben Serbus and Queen Becca Frank for NHS; Will Spaulding and Cassie Erickson for Band; Josh Miller and Ashlee Ahlrich for Art; Matt Donnay and Marie Achatz for FFA; and Isaiah Ehlinger and Savanna Gohmann
for Prom. Coronation was held Friday afternoon, Jan. 24, at KAHS.
Ben Serbus and Becca Frank were crowned 2014 Snow Days King and Queen at Kimball Area High School Friday afternoon, Jan. 24.
2014 candidates for 2014 Kimball Snow Days King and Queen are: (front) Savanna Gohmann and Isaiah Ehlinger; (middle) Matt Donnay, Marie Achatz, Olivia Straley, Brittany Wittrock, and Danielle Helgeson; (back) Josh Miller, Will Spaulding, Caleb Anderson, Ben Serbus, Becca Frank, and Devon Kelley; not pictured are Logan Schlueter, Cassie Erickson, and Ashley Ahlrich. Coronation will take place during 7th hour Friday, Jan. 24. Staff photo by Aaron Laabs.
Shelby Schiefelbein and Cameron Hunt, Kimball Area High School seniors, have been selected to represent Kimball Area High School in the Academics, Arts, and Athletics Award program.
Shelby is the daughter of Don and Jennifer Schiefelbein. She excels in band, choir, speech, and Knowledge Bowl. In band and choir she has received superior ratings in both. Shelby is also involved in volleyball and softball. She served as volleyball captain this past year and will be captain in softball.
Cameron is the son of Jim and Lori Hunt. He has excelled in football, basketball and baseball. Cameron was a CMC All Conference selection in football as a sophomore, junior and senior. He was selected all conference in basketball his sophomore and junior years. Cameron is also in band in which he received an excellent rating as a junior.
Neither Bob Kempenich nor Mike Hengel should be alive today, much less walking and talking.
Today, the pair visit schools and businesses throughout central Minnesota almost daily. They teach CPR wherever they’re invited.
Both describe themselves as “dead men walking.” Both men literally dropped dead of heart attacks, but lived to tell the tale.
They share their stories every day, so that others will live.
This is the second year that Bob and Mike came to KAHS Jan. 16 to teach tenth-graders how to do CPR. Students practiced CPR on inflatable mannequins. They also got to see how to use an AED (automated electronic defibrilator).
The lessons taught by Bob and Mike will not certify anyone there that day in CPR. But it showed how quick response to a cardiac arrest can save a life. It showed students that they can do it, and that there’s nothing to fear in doing it.