A celebration was held in the theater on Monday morning in honor of Veteran’s Day. Elementary and high school groups sang, and the winners of the essay contest on the topic of “What Makes America Great” read their essays. Local veterans were invited to attend this event in their honor.
The 2019 FFA District 7 Livestock Judging took place in Central City at the Merrick County Fairgrounds. Three groups competed throughout the day: Seniors (11th and 12th graders), Juniors (9th and 10th graders), and Junior High. Thirteen members from Heartland competed. The senior competitors were Reagan Weisheit, Heath Perez, Trevor Goertzen, and Cade Oswald. The junior competitors were Ruby Kliewer, Maddie Maltsberger, Merrick Maltsberger, Cole Miller, Reeve Oswald, Wyatt Panko, Zach Quiring, Grace Regier, and Kaden Siebert. During the competition, members had to judge classes of breeding ewes, market lambs, breeding gilts, market swine, breeding does, market goats, breeding bulls, and market steers. Competitors also had to judge a class of cull/keep Hereford heifers. Livestock competitions also include giving reasons on your class placements, questions on the classes of animals, and a written test.
On Thursday, nine Heartland students competed at the UNL Math Day. The team finished the day 2 and 2 in the competition. There were 94 schools and over 1,400 students in attendance.
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