Informally, Kudos means compliments and congratulations for reaching an achievement.  Please join me in extending kudos to these Elkhorn Hills UMC members for these achievements.

Alex Rance Earns Eagle Scout Award

Alex was awarded his rank of Eagle Scout on November 10, 2018. His project was installing sound absorption panels in the Elkhorn High School band room. The project took 3 years. Your had dream of being an Eagle Scout since 3rd Grade. It has been a fun journey seeing you make your dream a reality. We are so proud of you Alex!!!!!!

Congratulations, Alex.  This was an important project for your school.  You worked hard to earn this, and we are all proud of you.

Brianna Ritter Janda coaches team to NSAA State Volleyball Tournament Finals!

Brianna Janda is the head volleyball coach for the Elkhorn South Storm.  Omaha Skutt swept Elkhorn South 25-17, 25-21, 25-14 to win its fourth straight Class B championship.  The Storm ended their season with a 31-9 record and the State Class B Runner-Up trophy.

Click here to read the article from the DC Post Gazette.

Girl Donates hair to Wigs for Kids!

Bailey Klanderud’s last haircut was a doozy!  Ten inches of her hair was cut to help children suffering from cancer or other sources of hair loss look themselves and live their lives.  This is the third time that Bailey has donated her hair.  She says, “It’s an easy way to help someone…Besides, my hair is a renewable resource.”

Wigs for Kids never charges families for hair replacements, which typically is valued at $1,800.  “These are custom-made Hair Replacements,” says Jeffrey Paul. “Each prosthesis is hand-tied and is made completely from human hair. We make sure they look just like a child’s own hair.”

Wigs for Kids is a cooperative effort among Certified Cosmetic Therapists throughout North America who share a common goal. “Children shouldn’t have to worry about how they look, especially when they’re in the middle of a health crisis,” says Jeffrey Paul. “We want to give these kids the opportunity to feel good about themselves again.”

Click here to learn more about Wigs for Kids.

Elkhorn South Marching Band places 7th at State

The Elkhorn South Marching Blue and Gold band competed in the Nebraska State Bandmasters Association (NSBA) State competition on Saturday, October 20, where they took home a seventh-place finish. The band competed against 16 other schools from the metro area, with Gretna taking home highest honors as State Champions.

The show titled, “Butterfly Effect” was chosen this year to musically and visually show that small changes can have large impacts on the world around us.   “I’m incredibly proud of our students for their hard work and persistence this year,” said Dr. Michele Bluford, director of Bands, Elkhorn South High School.

The band will now move into concert band season. Many students will also participate in jazz band, show band, pit orchestra, winter drumline, pep band, honor bands and various school sponsored music competitions.  Click here to read the entire article from the DC Post Gazette.

Katie Lytle is a member of the Flag team that performs with the marching band.

Elkhorn High School presents Newsies!

Josh Uehling was in the Elkhorn High School cast of Newsies!  The show was a great success.  Congratulations, Josh, and the entire cast and crew of the musical.

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