Banner County School Student of the Month
Banner County School is awarding an elementary and secondary “Student of the Month” each month of the school year. Any staff member can nominate students, and the winners are announced each month. The nominations are voted on by the entire school staff to choose the students of the month. Students may only win the award once per year. Students can be nominated multiple times if they have not been awarded the student of the month. The students are nominated based on their responsibility, respectfulness, and safety throughout the school and community activities. The “Student of the Month” for September 2018 are Emily Montelongo PK-6, and Kathryn Blankenship 7-12. Congratulations to these students.
Banner County FFA Chapter Receives a $2,000 grant for Infinity Towers
Grant provided by Farm Credit Services of America Working Here Fund
for Agriculture Education
SCOTTSBLUFF, NEBRASKA – Banner County FFA Chapter received a $2,000 grant for Infinity Towers. The grant is provided through Farm Credit Services of America’s (FCSAmerica) Working Here Fund.
Banner County FFA will use the Working Here Fund grant to purchase tower gardens for the elementary classrooms. The students will use the towers to grow a variety of fruits and vegetables and gain hands-on plant biology education. The produce from the tower gardens will be used in the school cafeteria.
The tower gardens are scheduled to become a part of the classroom in early December with the first harvest planned in early January.
“At FCSAmerica, we appreciate the opportunity to support the future generations of ag producers,” said Melany Kizzire, vice president of retail operations at FCSAmerica’s Scottsbluff office.
Banner County FFA Chapter is one of 78 organizations to receive a Working Here Fund grant in the third quarter of 2018. FCSAmerica awarded $120,625 during the latest grant cycle ending September 30, 2018.
About Banner County FFA Chapter
Banner County FFA is dedicated to the enrichment and education of the students in the chapter and school while promoting the benefits of agriculture through leadership, hands on experiences and in the growing and developing of food and nutrients for the community. Teacher Bill Gifford encourages students to develop writing and communication skills as well through real-world experiences such as developing this project, writing the grant application, and presenting the project goals to the Banner County Board of Education.
About Farm Credit Services of America
Farm Credit Services of America is proud to finance the growth of rural America, including the special needs of young and beginning producers. With $28.3 billion in assets and nearly $5.4 billion in members’ equity, FCSAmerica is one of the region’s leading providers of credit and insurance services to farmers, ranchers, agribusiness and rural residents in Iowa, Nebraska, South Dakota and Wyoming. Learn more at www.fcsamerica.com
In the photo (left to right) are: Patrick Miller, Joe Cross, Kathryn Blankenship, Bill Gifford, Courtney Rundell
Banner County FFA students had a great day at the Range Judging in Morrill County. Sr. Team placed 5th overall with Chase Riedel 13th individually and Deven Sullivan 15th. Alex Rundell was 10th in the Jr. Division! Well done!
The High Ability program took 6 junior high and senior high students to the state fair to compete in the academic contests. The students took tests in Spelling, Science, Grammar and Mathematics.
Kathryn Blankenship was 1st place in Spelling and received Honorable Mention in Science. Delaney McGowan placed 2nd in Science and received Honorable mention in Spelling. Kairyn Miller received Honorable Mention in Spelling, Science, and Grammar.
The students then took part in all the fun the State Fair has to offer.