Tri County Youth


Kendra Wollenburg

Kendra Wollenburg, a student at Tri County High School near DeWitt, has been named delegate for the American Legion Auxiliary, Unit #243, of Plymouth, to the 2016 American Legion Auxiliary Cornhusker Girls State. She will be joining other high school juniors across Nebraska June 5-11 on the University of Nebraska, Lincoln campus.
Kendra is the daughter of Larry and Michelle Wollenburg of rural Beatrice. She is a member of the Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church in Beatrice.
Kendra is an honor roll student at Tri County. She is a member of the National Honor Society, Future Farmers of America, Band, Choir, Thespians and is Girls Basketball Student Manager. She has volunteered in the school’s Peer Buddy Program, the Special Education Department, volunteers her service at Red Cross Blood Mobiles, and the Adopt-A-Highway trash pickup.

Plymouth American Legion

Tri County Junior Hunter Ramer will represent the Plymouth American Legion at this year’s Boys State. At school, Hunter participates in FFA, football, baseball, Spanish club and is interested in American history. After graduation, he plans to attend college and major in either Ag business or physical education. Hunter is the son of Tricia Page of Wilber.


University of Nebraska-Lincoln Dean’s List

Amber Lynn Collins, junior, College of Education and Human Sciences, child, youth and family studies.
Megann Elizabeth Freese, sophomore, College of Education and Human Sciences, textiles, merchandising and fashion design (merchandising).

Tri County Honor Roll

Cheyenne Gerlach
Carson Hicks
Victoria Koos
Josie Weise
Kyleigh Aksamit
Shianne Bryant
Colby Ensz
Sloane Holtmeier
Devin Lewis

Tri County FBLA Attend Conference

On Wednesday, September 30, 2015 six officers from Tri County’s FBLA along with four underclass members attended the Fall Leadership Conference (FLC) in Omaha. At FLC the members listened to inspirational and humorous speaker, Kevin Wanzer, as well as the six state officers. The four members attended a session with Kevin Wanzer, while the officers attended their separate workshops to gain ideas on how to further develop their positions. Front row: FBLA pictured: Brianna Connelly, Daegan VanEperan, Krista Reynolds and Cloe Legg. Back row: Riley Knust, Shayna Lijewski, Jessica Goodwin, Kyleigh Aksamit, Haley Staroscik and Shianne Bryant. (contributed photo)


Lady Trojans Finish Fourth At Centennial Invitational

In their final tournament prior to its Southern Nebraska Conference Volleyball Tournament, Tri County came away finishing fourth at Saturday’s eight-team Centennial Volleyball Invitational held at Utica.
The Lady Trojans earned a two set 25-22, 25-21 win over Gordon-Rushville in their first match of the invite.
Behind the service line, Tri County chalked up 10 aces paced by Tiffany Pearson with three, while Sloane Holtmeier and Delaney Uher recorded two aces apiece.
As a team, Tri County had 13 kills led by Josie Weise with four and Pearson chipped in three.
Holtmeier dished out all 13 assists for the Lady Trojans on 41-44 setting.
With the victory, Tri County advanced to face top seed Bishop Neumann in semi final action.
The Lady Cavaliers claimed a 25-15, 25-9 win over Tri County.

T.C. Homecoming

The 2015 Tri County Homecoming Royalty was named Friday, Sept. 25. Shane Jiskra, left, was named King and Cheyenne Gerlach, right, was Queen. Jiskra is the son of Doug and Diane Jiskra and Gerlach is the daughter of Rick and Amy Gerlach. The homecoming dance was held after the ceremony with the theme “Winter Wonderland.” (Photo by Jim Phelps/


Tri County High School Washington, DC Trip

Eleven recently graduated seniors and three teacher sponsors from Tri County High School toured the nation’s capital from May 26-31. The trip is an annual tradition for the school, which has sent groups there for over 40 years. Highlights of the week included visits to the U.S. Capitol, White House, National Archives, Arlington National Cemetery, Smithsonian Museums, and the Library of Congress. Student favorites included seeing a performance at the Kennedy Center, a Night Tour to view the monuments and memorials, attending the Marine Parade at Marine Barracks, and a boat excursion to Mount Vernon. Tri County students on this year’s trip were; Alexander Eriksson, Megann Freese, Tyler Haake, Brendan Hahn, Alysha Johnson, Ashley Scheele, Brayden Schultis, Chance Siebrandt, Shane Vorderstrasse, Ken Yates, and Aaron Zimmerman. Bryce Simpson, American Government teacher at Tri County planned the trip.


Tri County Honors Night Recognizes Academic Achievements

The annual Tri County Honors Night was held Tuesday evening, May 12th. Serving as emcees for the evening were junior National Honor Society members Cheyenne Gerlach and Josie Weise.  Students in grades 7-12 were presented awards  for outstanding achievement in numerous curricular areas. 
The following students received recognition:  Tri County Education Foundation (presented by Mr. Randy Schlueter) - Senior representatives Cody McCain and Elsie Hermsmeier.
Physical Education (presented by Mr. Cory Jensen) - Fitness Awards: Cassidy Kowalski, Krayten Uher and Bailey Waltke (7th grade); Janisa Gronenthal and Creighton Niemeyer (8th grade); Weightlifter of the Year: Jacob Hutchinson.
Spanish (presented by Mrs. Missy Sand) - Spanish I: Cooper Smith; Spanish II: Shianne Bryant and Reagan Schultis; Spanish III: Jessica Goodwin; Spanish IV: Riley Ensz.

Tri County Performs At District Music Contest

Tri County Performs 
At District Music Contest
Tri County participated in the 2015 Class C District Music Contest held at Fairbury High School on Thursday-Fri day, April 23-24. Eleven schools participated in the two-day event. The Tri County musicians represented the school well,as is indicated by the ratings earned.
Large groups are judged by three adjudicators; so.las and small ensembles perform for and are evaluated by one judge. All events are scored on a range of 1-5, with a “1” (Superior) rating the highest score. 
TC Singers, Show Choir, Concert Band and Jazz Band all earned Excellent (II) ratings.


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