Kimball’s Academic All-Conference are from left to right, in front, Austin Roerick-basketball, Alissa Jones-speech, Paiten Schreiner-basketball, and Cameron Hunt-basketball. In back are Brad Mies-basketball, Joey VonWahlde-basketball, Mathies Hennen-basketball, and Madelyn O’Brien-basketball. Also selected Academic All-Conference is Alexis Rose. Staff photo by Marguerite Laabs.
In order to recognize achievement, outstanding progress, and responsible behavior in our student body, grade-level teams made up of
teachers select one Kimball Area High School student in each grade to be recognized as the Student of the Month. The monthly winners are recognized in school, on the school website, and in the Tri-County News. They also receive a Subway gift certificate and Chamber Bucks from the Kimball Area Chamber of Commerce. Special thanks to Luxemburg’s Subway and the Kimball Chamber of Commerce for sponsoring this program. The following students are recognized for March 2013:
Alex Harter, son of Scott and Lisa Harter, has completed his Eagle Scout Project. The Scout aluminum can recycling was no longer road worthy, so the project was to take a flatbed snowmobile trailer and construct a cage to collect aluminum cans for recycling. Alex went to his grandfather, Duwayne Orbeck for help. Orbeck had a used snowmobile trailer. Treated plywood was replaced on the deck before Orbeck welded a new steel frame for the cage. Alex, along with two of his Scouting friends, Brad Mies and Austin Roerick, attached chain link fencing to the sides and the top of the cage. Expenses have so far been collected with donations from the Kimball Fire Department and the Kimball Rod and Gun Club. The collected cans have been used over years to support the local Boy Scout Troop 357.
Alex Harter is standing in front of the can collection unit he was responsible for making as an Eagle Scout project. Submitted photo.
The Kimball speech team took second place at the Sub-Section speech tournament in Eden Valley-Watkins High School Thursday, April 4. They are coached by Jody Markgraf, Carelynn Hillstrom, and Robin Dockery.
Placing as alternates for the Section speech meet were: Second alternate in Informative–Abbey Schiefelbein, and in Storytelling–Kim Fennema. First alternate in Discussion–Tashi Kunkel, and in Poetry–Eryn Eken.
KAHS Speech takes second conference championship in three years.
In the 13 years that Jody Markgraf has been coaching, there has not been one speech meet missed because of weather. This year, there were three, including their home meet and Central Minnesota Conference meet. April 1, the team travelled to Belgrade for a rescheduled CMC meet.