Band Trip to Chicago 2022!

A band trip to Chicago is being planned for 2022!  A parent information meeting will be Tuesday May,11th at 6pm in the BFAC.
A representative from Music Travel Consultants will be here to go through the itinerary and payment plan, as well as answer any questions about the trip.

FHS Alumni Questionnaire!

Once a Jeff, always a Jeff!
We are interested in gaining information on graduates of Fairbury High School to share with current students.  We want to learn what the alumni of our school are doing and where they are! This is a great way to share your accomplishments, big and small, and show your Jeff Pride!
We look forward to hearing from you.
Thanks for your time!

How to Purchase a 2021 TRAIL Yearbook


For a personalized name stamp on the front cover for $60:

(Be sure to add how your want the name to appear on the book in the ADDRESS 2 Field)



For a book without a personalized name stamp for $55:


Swimming and Diving Team Competes in Dual


Beatrice/Norris/Fairbury/Freeman    106
Hastings                                                 69


Beatrice/Norris/Fairbury/Freeman      83

Hastings                                                 83

The Beatrice/Norris/Fairbury/Freeman Swim and Dive team competed against Hastings this evening.

Hastings has both a strong boys and girls team.  We had been looking forward to having some strong competition to push some of our athletes.  We were very pleased to come away with a win for the girls, and for the boys to have tied with Hastings.  Our athletes have been working hard in practices and it is showing in their performances in the meets.  Hayden Stevens had a qualifying score for state diving.  Callum Olmer improved his qualifying score for state diving.  Mikwena Lierman improved her automatic state qualifying time in the 50 freestyle and improved her secondary state qualifying time in the 100 butterfly.  The Girl’s 400 free relay improved their secondary state qualifying time.  Members of that relay team were, Mikya Lierman, Laci Havlat, Josi Mans and Mikwena Lierman.

1st place finishes

  • Mikwena Lierman 50 Freestyle- 100 butterfly
  • Isaiah Jacobesen-50 freestyle
  • Camryn Wiesnieski- Diving
  • Callum Olmer – diving
  • Cole Rogge- 100 butterfly
  • Laci Havlat- 100 Freestyle
  • Maddie Nielsen -500 Freestyle
  • Kolton Kirchhof – 500 Freestyle
  • Reed Mueller- 500 Freestyle
  • Girls 200 Free relay: Mikya Liermaan, Crystal Craft, Laci Havlat, Mikwena Lierman
  • Ian Scheele- 100 backstroke
  • Jaidyn Vanschoiack- 100 breaststroke
  • Girls 400 free relay- Laci Havlat, Mikya Lierman, Josi Mans, Mikwena Lierman
  • Boys 400 free relay- Reed Mueller, Kolton Kirchhoff, Levi Puchalla, Noah Pomajzl

2nd Place finishes

  • Girls 200 Medley Relay Medley- Jaidynn Vanschoiack, Crystal Craft, Linnea Edeal, Josi Mans
  • Mikya Lierman – 100 Freestyle
  • Hayden Stevens – Diving
  • Ericka Kroeker- 500 freestyle
  • Boys 200 free relay- Noah Pomanzl, Cole Rogge, Isaiah Jacobsen, Ian Scheele
  • Boys Medley relay, Ian Scheele, Reed Mueller, Cole Rogge, Isaiah Jacobsen

We also had many of the swimmers perform their best times this evening. Those include:

  • Laci Havlat                             200 Individual Medley
  • Noah Bratt                             200 Individual Medley
  • Jaidyn Vanschoiack                    50 Freestyle
  • Aly Kuzelka                            50 Freestyle and 100 Breaststroke
  • Mackenzie Riesen                     50 Freestyle
  • Noah Pomajzl                          50 Freestyle and 100 Backstroke
  • Kolton Kirchhof                        50 Freestyle and 500 Freestyle
  • Lily Davis                              Diving
  • Callum Olmer                           Diving
  • Hayden Stevens                         Diving
  • Xander Nelsen                                Diving
  • Cole Rogge                              100 Butterfly
  • Jessica Craft                            100 Butterfly
  • Maddie Nielsen                          500 Freestyle and 100 Breaststroke
  • Erika Kroeker                            500 Freestyle
  • Katie Malina                             500 Freestyle
  • Reed Mueller                            500 Freestyle
  • Ava Bolli                                 100 Backstroke
  • Alayna Elwood                           100 Breaststroke

The team competes at home against South Sioux City on Thursday,, Jan. 14th.  The meet will begin at 4:00 with swimming.  We will have the Skutt diving meet on Friday, and the Skutt swimming invitational on Sat., Jan. 16th.

Click for Results of the Meet

Change in Swim Team Schedule

The Beatrice Fairbury Swim Team will have a home meet with Pius on Sat. Feb. 6th since they can not attend the Elkhorn invite.  Swimmers will need to be at the pool at 7:30AM.

News From Our New Music Educator!

Hello! My name is Mr. Dusso and I will be taking over as the new 7-12 Music Teacher for FPS!!

Music Announcements!!
Band Camp for 9th-12th grade will be August 3rd-7th from 10:30 am-Noon.
SENIORS! Please arrive on Monday August 3rd at 10 am. We will be fitting for marching uniforms as well as getting ready for our first home pep band performance!
Please bring your own water bottles as we will be outside while practicing social distance procedures.
Crimson Elite Auditions will be after dismissal on Friday August 21st.
Please email Mr. Dusso for audition material.
I am very excited to meet you, and cannot wait to get started!

Students Selected For Membership in the National Honor Society

Congratulations to the following students for being selected as new members in National Honor Society based not only on their scholarship (grades), but also on leadership, character, and community service. The formal induction ceremony will be Tuesday, March 17th at 7:00 p.m. in the BFAC.

Harlie Blas
Alex Buxton
Zane Grizzle
Adaline Linscott
Jami Mans
Josi Mans
Karly McCord
Erica Mosher
Hailie Nicholson
Dalton Petersen
Ethan Smith
Brittyn Wentz
Riley Wood
Alissa York
Anna York

FHS Journalism Earns JEA Recognition

Three Fairbury High School students earned Excellent awards in the 2020 Journalism Education Association winter contest announced this week.  Senior Josephine Blatny won an “Excellent” award for her newspaper layout for “State Champs – Softball.” Senior Carson York received “Excellent” recognition for his Sports/Action Photography for coverage of State softball.  Junior Brynn Novotny received three “Excellent” awards in “Infographic Design,”  “Newswriting” and “Yearbook Sports Writing.”

Across the state, 396 journalism students from 28 high schools earned an award in this year’s JEA Nebraska Winter Contest.  Yearbook, newspaper, literary magazine and broadcasting students across the state will receive certificates for entries judged Superior, Excellent and Honorable Mention.

“It is one thing to share news within your school community, but quite another to be evaluated by a professional and deemed worthy of recognition,” said JEA state director Marsha Kalkowski.

2020 FHS Journalism Staff

Since 2004, Nebraska’s JEA has sponsored this contest to showcase student work from the fall semester from across the state. Many advisers use this contest to test the competition in preparation for the NSAA State Journalism Contest.

Entries from each category were judged by professional journalists and veteran high school advisers from across the nation.

There are 21 traditional categories: Advertising, Column Writing, Editorial Cartooning, Editorial Writing, Review Writing, Newspaper Feature Writing, InfoGraphic Design, News Writing, Newspaper Sports Feature Writing, Newspaper Sports News Coverage, Newspaper Layout, Headline Writing & Design, News/Feature Photography, Sports/Action Photography, Photo Illustration, Yearbook Feature Writing, Yearbook Sports Writing, Yearbook Theme Copy Writing, Yearbook Layout, Yearbook Theme Development and In-Depth Coverage. Four broadcast categories: News, Feature, Sports and Overall Program and one literary magazine category.

Other FHS winners include:

Honorable Mention–

Hannak Knigge: Yearbook Layout

Josephine Blatny: Entertainment Review Writing

Brynn Novotny: Photo/Artistic Illustration

DeZaire Bishop: Editorial Writing and Infographic Design

Jane Culp: Newswriting

See original article on the FHS X-Ray


Fairbury FFA Competes at District 5 Leadership Development Events

by Kennedy DeBoer

On January 15th, the Fairbury FFA had 16 members attend and compete at the District 5 Leadership Development Event (LDE) in York at the Holthus Center. The members included Kennedy DeBoer, Devin Wanamaker, Dalton Petersen, John Kerwood, Sara Huss, Jillian Caroon, Harlie Blas, Trayce Blas, Emily Huss, Toby Julin-McCleary, Madison Ohlde, Malayne DeBoer, Jason Marshman, Alexis Mau, and Ava Kroll. 

In Senior Public Speaking, Junior Harlie Blas received a blue ribbon. Senior Sara Huss was a district champion in Employment Skills! She received a purple ribbon and qualified for the FFA State Convention in April!!  Senior Jillian Caroon also received a purple ribbon in the Employment Skills Contest. The Conduct of Chapter Meetings team consisting of Toby Julin-McCleary, Madison Ohlde, Malayne DeBoer, Jason Marshman, Alexis Mau, and Ava Kroll (who are all 8th graders) received a red ribbon. Seniors Kennedy DeBoer, Devin Wanamaker, Dalton Petersen, and John Kerwood competed in Ag demonstration and received a purple ribbon. Freshmen Emily Huss and Trayce Blas both competed in Creed Speaking. Emily received a blue and Trayce received a purple. There was a lot of young talent that competed for the Fairbury FFA Chapter this year and the future is looking very bright for all of these FFA members.  It was a GREAT day to be a Jeff!

Jillian Caroon with a Purple Ribbon in job interview!
Jillian Caroon with a Purple Ribbon in job interview!
The District 5 Job Interview Champion!
Sara Huss, the District 5 Job Interview Champion!
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