Five WMS students earn 2022-23 WHS Patriots Pen awards
Johnston/Kuhl/Beasley/Elder/Maxson honored for their patriotic essays
The Patriot's Pen Program is a nationwide VFW-sponsored youth essay competition that gives students an opportunity to write essays expressing their views on an annual patriotic theme.
More than 84,000 students participated last year in this contest. Prizes and scholarships can be awarded at the post, district, state, and national levels. Department (State) winners receive a portion of $55,000 in national awards. National Winners will receive at least $500. The first-place national award is currently $5,000.
This year's topic was 'My Pledge to Our Veterans.'
Normally the Wahoo VFW Post awards three prizes, but because of the tremendous number of entries this year, Wahoo was able to advance five to the District level, so five awards were given out this school year. Unfortunately none of Wahoo's entries advanced to the next level.
Congratulations to the following Wahoo Middle School students on their outstanding efforts and awards for this year's Patriot Pen Essay Contest:
1st place - Rease Johnston
2nd place - Mecca Kuhl
3rd place - Dylyn Beasley
4th place - Ruby Elder
5th place - Maci Maxson
Nathan Eriksen named National Geographic GeoBee Nebraska State Competition Semifinalist!
WMS 8th grader among Nebraska's best; advances to March 27 State Competition @ UNO
The results are in! The National Geographic Society has named WMS 8th grader Nathan Eriksen as one of the semifinalists eligible to compete in the 2020 National Geographic GeoBee State Competition. The contest will be held at the University of Nebraska at Omaha on Friday, March 27, 2020.
This is the second level of the National Geographic GeoBee competition, which is now in its 32nd year. To determine each school champion, GeoBee competitions were held in schools throughout the state with students in the 4th through 8th grades. This year, an estimated 2.4 million students competed in the GeoBee, with 8,661 students becoming school champions. School champions also took an online qualifying test, which they submitted to the National Geographic Society. Up to 100 of the top-scoring students in each of the 50 states, the District of Columbia, Department of Defense Dependents Schools and U.S. territories were invited to compete in the State GeoBees.
State champions will receive a medal, $1,000 in cash, and other prizes, as well as a trip to Washington, D.C., to represent their state in the National Championship, where they will compete for additional cash, awards and college scholarships.The second- and third-place State GeoBee winners will receive cash awards of $300 and $100, respectively.
The 2020 National Championship will take place May 18-21, 2020, at National Geographic Headquarters. The National Champion will receive a $25,000 college scholarship, $1,000 in cash, a lifetime membership in the National Geographic Society, and an all-expenses-paid Lindblad expedition to the Galápagos Islands aboard the National Geographic Endeavour ll. The second-place finisher will receive a $10,000 college scholarship and $1,000 in cash; the student finishing in third place will receive a $5,000 college scholarship and $1,000 in cash; and seven runners-up will each receive $1,000 in cash. Visit www.natgeobee.org for more information on the National Geographic GeoBee.
Follow the national competition at National Geographic headquarters in Washington, D.C., May 18-21, 2020, at www.natgeobee.org.
Alex Tomjack qualifies for State National Geographic Bee!
WPS 8th grader among top 100 in state; hopes to qualify for May 22-25 Nationals in Washington, D.C.
Congratulations Wahoo Middle School 8th grader Alex Tomjack for qualifying to compete in the state level competition of the National Geographic Bee ! According to the National Geographic website, "each year thousands of schools . . .
WMS announces 2nd Quarter Honor Rolls
High Honor Roll & Honor Roll honorees listed
Congratulations to the following Wahoo Middle School students for making the High Honor Roll and Honor Roll for the 2nd quarter of 2014-2015: High Honor Roll (GPA 3.92-4.0) 6th grade Cooper Hancock, Greeley Hauswald, . . .
Wahoo Middle School Holds Awards Ceremony for Fall 2012
Wahoo Middle School held its Fall 2012 Awards Ceremony on Monday, Jan. 14. Congratulations to the following students who received awards for excellence: High Honor Roll (GPA 3.92-4.0) 6th grade Anna Dobesh, Shelby . . .
Brust Takes Third Place at Annual Science Fair
WMS 6th Grader Verifies What Happens when "the Rubber Meets the Road"
Wahoo Middle Schooler Hannah Brust recently participated in the Strategic Air & Space Museum Science Fair and won 3rd place in her division. This year's fair was held on Thursday, March 24. Brust’s project was titled . . .
Wahoo Middle School Captures Top Honors at 2010 Strategic Air & Space Museum's Science Fair
Brust Takes First Place for Third Consecutive Year!
For the third year in a row, Wahoo Middle School captured the top award at the science fair held March 25 at the Strategic Air and Space Museum in Ashland, NE. This year's top honors went to 8th graders Ronnie Brust . . .
Wahoo Middle School "Success, Nothing Less!!!" Award
Congratulations to our most recent "Success, Nothing Less!!!" Award Winners, Front: Andrew Smith; Back (l to r): Rachel Mulholland, Katie Frain, Rosie Welsch, and Zendy Sotelo. They all showed great leadership, responsibility and care . . .
Ten WMS Students Compete in Strategic Air Command Science Fair
Two 7th Graders Place First in Their Division
On March 12, ten Wahoo Middle School students competed in the Nebraska Strategic Air Command Science Fair. The fair was held the SAC Museum, and was composed of over 70 participants. The Wahoo Middle School students did an . . .
Two WMS Students Win State-Wide Internet Safety Contest
Derek Hamar and Walker Rathke Impress with Their Video Public Service Announcement
Winners in the 2008 Attorney General-Educational Service Units Internet Safety Contest have been announced, and ESU #2 has its FIRST state-wide winner. The video public service announcement, created by Wahoo Middle School student’s . . .
WMS 8th Grader Selected to Receive 2008 Breakfast of Champions Award
Hancock to attend May 9 Banquet at Devaney Center in Lincoln
Wahoo Middle School is proud to announce that eighth grader Sydney Hancock has been selected as its representative for the 2008 Breakfast for Champions Award. The Breakfast of Champions award is given to a male or female eighth grade . . .
Congratulations to Jose Sotelo for Receiving the "Whatever It Takes" Award for His Outstanding Act of Responsibility
Wahoo Middle School Students Travel to Science Fair
WMS 6th Grader Ronnie Brust Takes First Place!
On March 7, a group of 20 middle school students, along with their parents and teachers, braved the cold weather to travel to the Strategic Air and Space Museum in Ashland for the 2008 Science Fair. These hard-working students had the . . .