The Kimball FFA Chapter is having some huge success as individuals and teams. The Kimball FFA will be sending it’s poultry team (Jarod Olson, Seahara Mancini, Cole Czech, and Tommy Locken) to state in April as the team placed fourth at regions in January. The Kimball FFA will be sending Shelby Schiefelbein to State as well after she placed first in Disscussion Meet. The Kimball FFA also sent three individuals (Brianna Jonas, Tommy Lochen, and Joelle Edwards) to the Region V SAE (Supervised Agricultural Experience) and Region V Officer Interview Day. The Kimball FFA is proud to announce the newest member of the Region V Officer Team, Joelle Edwards, to be installed into office in April. Tommy Lochen has also been selected to be on the State Nomination Commitee to take place at State Convention In April. The Kimball FFA has also sent three individuals (Abbey Schiefelbein, Samuel Ehlinger, and Joelle Edwards) to Skills Fest, FFA Speaking Contests such as Prepared Public Speaking and Job Interview. All of our speakers did very well this year.
Lastly, the Kimball FFA would like to acknowldge Feb. 15-21 as National FFA Week. The Kimball FFA will celebrate FFA Week at a later time in the year to be announced at a later time. The Kimball FFA would like to thank everyone who has supported the Kimball FFA thoughout the years.
Superintendent John Tritabaugh reads at Kimball Elementary School each year, as Cat in the Hat. This will be his last year doing so, as he is again retiring. Staff photo by Stephanie Johnson.
The Kimball Cubs fourth-grade basketball team placed first in the Holdingford Tournament Saturday, Feb. 15. Game scores were 28-2, 23-8, and 21-14. The girls remain undefeated this season. In back row, from left to right are Luci Schiefelbein, Brianna Loehrer, Morgan Garding, Jayme Randall, and Taylor Maurer. In front are Ellie Wicker, Madelyn Hunt, Leah Schiefelbein, and Chelsea Carlson. Not pictured is Emma Antigua. Submitted photo.
Kimball third graders played this weekend in the Holdingford basketball tournament. Kimball Gold took second place, Kimball Blue took fourth place. Submitted photo.
This past November, Kimball Area High School started a new Robotics program to enhance experiential learning opportunities for students in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) studies.
KAHS joined and received support from the central Minnesota Dream It! Do It! VEX Robotics organization which is led by
St. Cloud Community and Technical College’s Energy and Electronics Department and their instructor Aaron Barker.
The KAHS Robotics group worked on their robot after school in the Technology Lab at KAHS. Students are mentored by Mr. Kevin Kieke. Kieke is a Kimball area resident and is the Director of Engineering at Sparboe Farms in Litchfield.
This group of dedicated young innovators benefited from teammates’ previous experience in competitive robotics and the shared inspiration found in technology and automation.