B-4 District Speech

We are so, so proud of all the work this team has put in over this season. Each and every single one of these kids worked very hard to improve and grow this season!
5th as a team
Sunny Malone – HI – District Champ (state bound)
Trenton Ruhnke – Entertainment – 3rd (state bound)
Brook Tatro – Persuasive – 4th
Lilly Ausk – HI – 5th
Izzy Ausk – DI – 5th
Libby Bault – Poetry – 5th
So much love for all these kids! Now on to state! ❤️ – Leibel and Ellis

Senior Spotlight – Megan Mees

Each week, Fairbury Public Schools wants to dedicate some time to celebrate seniors. These will be shared as they are submitted by the graduating class. Our twenty-fourth Senior Spotlight is Megan Mees. Congratulations Megan!

Honor Society Members Selected

The Fairbury High School chapter of National Honor Society has selected the following students as new members based on scholarship, leadership, service, and character: Avery Baumann, Adeline Blatny, Lily Davis, Karelin Deras, Natalie Heidemann, Regan Kapke, Olivia L’Ecuyer, Addison Marschman, and Lauren Wanamaker. There will be a formal induction ceremony on Monday, March 6th at 7:00 PM in the Burkley Fine Arts Center.

Senior Spotlight – TaLeia Cervantes

Each week, Fairbury Public Schools wants to dedicate some time to celebrate seniors. These will be shared as they are submitted by the graduating class. Our twenty-third Senior Spotlight is TaLeia Cervantes. Congratulations TaLeia!

February Students of the Month

February Students of the Month are:

7th Grade –
Isabella Bennett (not pictured)
Paxton Stewart

8th Grade –
Zoey Frerichs
Brently Wilson

High School –
Mikya Lierman
Blake Starr

Junior High Students Selected for Honor Choir

These young men and women were selected by audition to participate in the Meridian JH Honor Choir/Band festival on March 31st! Congratulations to Tripp Schultz, Ella Lear, Katelin Hynek, Atziri Cueves, Autumn L’Ecuyer, and Myles Markey (not pictured)

Makena Schramm Wins the Gold at Girls State Wrestling

by Trimm Photo

State Wrestling Champion Makena Schramm returns to Fairbury to a parade, escort and cheers from her many supporters!! Makena told me how surprised and happy she was at the turn out for her celebratory parade and how excited she is to come back home as State Champion!
Makena has already signed her letter of intent to wrestle at Midland University and plans to major in Criminal Justice and Education as she wants to also coach in the future.
Makena is Fairbury’s 3rd State Wrestling Champion and our first since Steve Knigge in 1985 and Ross Boekner in 2002.
Congratulations Makenna!! Jeff Nation is proud of you!!

On to College


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