Small Town Times May Newsletter - Page 7

2019 Prom This year’s Litchfield High School Prom was full of fun and excitement as always. The Prom goers first had the prom supper at JJ’s Cafe. When first arrived you were greeted by servers and an appetizer of cheese balls and cheese sticks. The supper was then started off by a salad bar choice and followed by a tender steak, and plump baked potatoes. Dessert en followed by a brownie sundae dessert. Once done with the meal Juniors and Seniors headed up to the Litchfield High School Trojan Gym to take pictures offered by Kuzack Photography. When done with pictures the Grand March/Parade of Formals began, fol- lowed by coronation. The students that received Prom King and Queen were Dallas Rohde and Marrisa Zentz. Finally Prom started, by having every student up and dancing until approx. 11 p.m. The Prom was followed by the Post Prom which bussed students to the YMCA in Kearney, this was provided by our Litch- field Boosters. The Post Prom ended and bussed students home around 3 a.m. FFA News In April the Litchfield FFA chapter participated in the 91 st annual Nebraska FFA State Convention. Ten members of the chapter traveled to Lincoln to participate in competitions, FFA legislative sessions, Leadership Academy, community service and fun! Kyle Betke, Christopher Paitz, Ethan Sohrweid and Nathan Wardyn were Litchfield’s first state qualifying team since the chapter was chartered in 2014. The team finished 21 st out of 50 in the Ag Technology and Mechanics competition receiving a red ribbon. Individual placings in the event include Wardyn receiving a blue ribbon and Paitz and Sohrweid receiving white ribbons. Betke placed 103 out of 200 individuals in the event just missing out on a ribbon. Gavin Cole, Kay- den Lucas, Dallas Rohde and John Zimmer participated in Environmental and Natural Resources. Christopher Paitz with State FFA Rebecca Mostek and Sydnee Sweley represented the chapter as voting delegates at the convention. The chapter was also recognized by the Nebraska Farm Bureau for partici- pating in the Connecting Chapters program and by the Nebraska FFA Foundation for being a top 10 par- ticipant in the “I Believe in the Future of Agriculture campaign.” To finish out the convention Christopher Paitz received his state degree. This is the first state degree earned by a Litchfield student in the chapters 5 year history. Back left to right: John Zimmer, Dallas Rohde, Kyle Betke, Ethan Sohrweid, Christopher Paitz, Gavin Cole Front left to right: Nathan Wardyn, Kayden Lucas, Sydnee Sweley Rebecca Mostek