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Members in the News

Congratulations to these Elkhorn Hills United Methodist Church members in the news!   We are proud of you for the way you prepare yourselves for competition and represent yourselves, your school, your families and the Elkhorn community in a positive way.  Congratulations!

Boys Tennis

Five members of Elkhorn Hills UMC were represented in the Class B Nebraska State Tennis Tournament.

Antler Team Photo
Antler Team Photo

Elkhorn Antlers

The Elkhorn Antlers boys tennis team finished as the 2015 Class B State Runner-up.  EHUMC member Jon Holtz is the head coach of the Antlers boys and girls tennis teams.   Elkhorn had one of their best performances of the year finishing with a score of 41.  Elkhorn managed to place in all four divisions.

At #1 singles EHUMC member Haydn Muir captured third.  The Antlers made boys tennis history by getting all four teams to the second day.  In addition, they are the first Antlers boys team to end the tournament as Class B State Tournament Runner-Up!

Coach  Jon Holtz said, “It was a pretty awesome opportunity to put second place medals on each of my boys. . . . At the beginning of the year I knew this was the most talented and deepest boys team that I have coached in six years being at Elkhorn High.”

Fink brothers
Fink brothers

Elkhorn South Storm

Elkhorn South placed fourth in the State Tournament with 30.5 points and had three place winners.   At #2 singles EHUMC member Jonathan Fink captured third.  At #1 doubles Sovin Birla and EHUMC member Benjamin Fink finished fourth, and at #2 doubles Jack Kitson and EHUMC member Seth Fink finished second.   Elkhorn South head coach Steve Bischof said of his team’s showing, “I was proud of the way our young guys competed.  Getting three out of four on Friday was really something, with four freshmen, a sophomore and a junior.  None of those guys had ever been to State before.  I’m excited for next year.”

Elkhorn Mount Michael won the Class B State Tennis Championship with 50 points.  Click here to read the Douglas County Post Gazette article.

All- State Choir

Two of our Youth Praise Team members were selected for All-State Choir.  Kaleb Heckens was selected as Tenor II and Haydn Muir was selected as Tenor II Alternate.  Way to go, guys!


Girls Softball

The Elkhorn South Storm Softball team finished the season as Class B State Softball Runner-Up.  Elkhorn South ended the year with a 27-7 record.  The fantastic season Elkhorn South had resulted in head coach Terry Graver becoming the all-time winningest coach in Nebraska Softball history.   Elkhorn Hills UMC members Erin Hullinger and Liz Hullinger are Assistant Coaches for the Elkhorn South Softball team.  Both Erin and Liz assist with the Elkhorn Hills UMC Youth program as they are available.

Mayor’s Advisory Council

Congratulations to Elkhorn South senior Kaleigh Holcomb who was selected for the 2015-16 Mayor’s Youth Advisory Commission (MYAC).   Kaleigh was among four juniors and five other seniors from Elkhorn South High School for this honor.  Elkhorn High School also had four students selected.  MYAC is an organization of young adults that meets with the mayor of Omaha to discuss issues affecting today’s youth.  These students are chosen based on scholarship, service, character and leadership.

The MYAC  provides youth voice and representation within the City of Omaha.  The commission is designed to encourage high school students to become engaged in local government and active in their community through civic participation.  Students must submit an application to the Mayor of Omaha and must demonstrate community interest and a willingness to serve the youth and community of the City of Omaha.  All selected students attend monthly meetings to acquire a greater knowledge of and appreciation for the American political system through active participation in that system and to help the Mayor hear the perspective of students by working directly with the representatives of the youth.

Elkhorn South Honor Society

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Elkhorn South Honor Society members

The Elkhorn South High School Chapter of the National Honor Society held its induction ceremony on September 13 for new members.   Congratulations to Elkhorn Hills members Kadi Carleton and Kaleigh Holcomb who were inducted into the ESHS.

Membership in the National Honor Society is earned by the effective demonstration of the four qualities of scholarship, leadership, character and service.


Click here to read the Douglas County Post Gazette article.



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