FCHS Students Strike Gold at State Skills USA Competition

Participating for Fort Calhoun High School 
Courtney Smith- 1st Place (GOLD MEDAL) – Diesel Equipment Construction/Ag
She is a junior and is the daughter of Matt & Vicki Smith
FCHS students participating for Metropolitan Community College in the HS Division 
Jack Doyle- 1st Place- (GOLD MEDAL) –  Metal Fabrication
He is the son of Andrew & Bobbie Doyle
Also earning medals were-
Jacob Rupp- 2nd Place- Fire Fighting 
Ethan Shaner- 3rd Place- Auto Collision 
On April 7th-9th, more than 1,300 students from across the state met in Grand Island at the Heartland Events Center and Fonner Park to compete in the 2022 SkillsUSA Nebraska Championships.  
SkillsUSA is a partnership of students, teachers and industry working together to ensure America has a skilled workforce. Students compete in over 100 career and technical competitions including architecture & construction, arts, audio/video technology, business management & administration, education, health science, public safety, hospitality & tourism, leadership, manufacturing, science, technology, engineering & math, information technology, transportation and more! 
Each year the state competition is a showcase of students who have worked throughout the year improving their skills and exploring their future careers in the technical trades. The state championships showcase the best career and technical students in Nebraska. All contests run with the help of industry, trade associations and labor organizations, and test competencies set by national industry standards.  Top students earn prizes and scholarships from community colleges, businesses and industry. First place winners can go on to the national championships in Atlanta,Georgia, held on June 20-24, 2022, for the 58th annual National Leadership and Skills Conference. 
The skills gap in the United States is a growing crisis for our nation. Hundreds of thousands of the highly skilled technical jobs our economy increasingly depend on are available right now, and industry is desperate to fill them. Unfortunately, workers equipped with the necessary skills are in short supply. SkillsUSA is a talent pipeline and a solution provider considered vital to solving America’s growing skills gap. SkillsUSA’s framework complements technical skill training with instruction in the employability skills that make a well-rounded worker and citizen. Our program emphasizes high ethical standards, superior work skills, lifelong education and pride. 

Honor’s/Athletic Banquet Night 2022

Dear Parent/Guardian and Students,

Fort Calhoun High School will be hosting Honor’s/Athletic Banquet Night for grades 9-12 on Thursday, April 28th.  The ceremony will begin at 6:30 pm.  This is a great event in which we will recognize both academics as well as activities and athletics.  Students should dress appropriately for receiving an award in business casual attire.  We will NOT be serving a meal, however, there will be ice cream following the program.  

All students in grades 9-12 are invited to attend along with their parents. During the ceremony, we will recognize academic success, program participants, scholarship winners, academic pins, National Honor Society, class officers, and many other celebrations.  There will be an athletic portion of the program recognizing outstanding accomplishments in athletics.  

We hope that you will decide to join us for this celebration of our student’s successes.  There are many students and athletes who are doing amazing things every day and this night is designed to recognize their accomplishments.    

Thank you for your continued support of our students at the FORT!

Mr. Wemhoff                                   Mr. Christensen

Secondary Principal                       Assistant Principal / Athletic Director

PLC Visits Autumn Pointe With Baby Chicks

The PLC students have enjoyed incubating eggs during the month of April. The eggs started hatching on April 13th.  During their visit to Autumn Pointe this week the PLC students surprised the residents with the new chicks.  Special thank you to Adam Bannister and his family for donating the eggs.

Outstanding High School Leader Award 2022

Midland University and Pinnacle Bank recognized 52 high school juniors at the 16th annual Pinnacle Bank Outstanding High School Leader Awards event Friday, April 1st at 11:30 a.m. at the Kimmel Theatre on Midland’s campus.
Schools from around the Fremont area participate in the Pinnacle Bank Leadership Awards each year. Students must be nominated and then apply to be considered for an award.
A panel of leaders from Midland University, Pinnacle Bank, and the Fremont community review applications and select recipients based on involvement, leadership roles, and attributes.
Recipients who are accepted, and decide to attend Midland University, will receive a $25,000 renewable scholarship for a total scholarship value of $100,000.