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B.O.E. Blue Jay Good News January, 2018
B.O.E. Blue Jay Good News January, 2018
Mary Kay Raether
Friday, January 19 2018

January Good News Items:

FEATURED PICTURE:  Submitted by Kim Heinie (long-term sub for Emily Klingbeil) - The Wisconsin FFA Foundation has awarded $26,780 in Supervised Agricultural Experience (SAE) grants to a total of 48 Wisconsin FFA members. These awardees hail from 26 FFA chapters around the state.  The 2017-18 Wisconsin FFA Foundation SAE grants were awarded in five categories: dairy, grain production, livestock, organic agriculture and start-up. Successful candidates were chosen based on the level and scope of their SAE in accordance with their age, future goals and plans for the program, as well as financial need. 

Through the SAE program, students apply concepts learned in the classroom to real-world challenges and work experiences. It is one of the three-component agricultural education model in Wisconsin, which also includes FFA and classroom learning.

Allison Lund, Cambridge FFA—received $450 to purchase Boer goats and  Haden Hartwig, Cambridge FFA, received $400 t0 purchase fish for aquaculture in the high school greenhouse.

Submitted by Mr. Nikolay – Recognized community members Mr. Stanely Lien and Mr. Roger Lehman for their coordination of much of the contract work to complete the new storage shed on the east side of  the high school.  The building turned out great and much credit goes to these two men. 

Submitted by Mr. Niklay – I’d like to thank community members Bryan Sonnenberg for traveling with our school district delegation to tour and inspect the modular classroom in Waukegan, IL.  Bryan, an employee of Mortenson Construction Company, gave up a good part of his day to land us his expertise.  Thank you Bryan!

 Submitted by Colleen Larsen - Congratulations to all of the NMS band and choir students on a wonderful Winter Concert on Dec. 19th that was performed for a packed audience with standing room only!  

Thank you to all of the families who donated baked goods or money for our bake sale- we made over $850!!!  A special thank you to Mrs. Gjertson for running the bake sale and to Mrs. Gonzalez for her outstanding contribution to the sale- we really appreciate it!  This money is put in the Music Booster account for support of scholarships, music trips, and other NMS music needs.

Submitted by Cynthia Jensen - Cambridge DECA high school students participated in the DECA district competition in Sun Prairie on Sat., Jan. 6 where over 900 students competed in 24 different events. Cambridge competitors: Abby Gowan, Peyton Zibell, Grace Will, Nicole Glesinger, Glenna Neuman, and Maia Kurr medaled in their events focusing on hospitality & travel, buying & merchandising, and human resources. Maia Kurr was also a series event winner and advances to state competition in Lake Geneva in early March.