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PLHS, PLSHS groups recognized at board of education meeting

Groups recognized at BOE

Several groups from both Papillion La Vista High School and Papillion La Vista South High School were recognized for their accomplishments by Superintendent Dr. Andy Rikli at the Board of Education meeting on May 13. 

The following were recognized:

Student Council representatives Abigail Saylor from PLHS and Emma Farson from PLSHS. 

Abigail Saylor stands with Dr. Rikli

(Pictured: Abigail Saylor from PLHS)

Emma Farson stands with Dr. Rikli to accept award

(Pictured: Emma Farson from PLSHS)

The following state champions were recognized for their wins at SkillsUSA:

Papillion La Vista South High School STATE CHAMPIONS:

  • Gracie Davis (senior)in Early Childhood Education
  • Andrew Hansen (junior) in MCC Academy - Diesel Service Technician
  • Teagan Gaul (senior) in Photography
  • Abby Goss (senior) in Nurse Assisting
  • Austin Lubbers (senior) in Criminal Justice
  • Cheyenne Purchase (senior) in MCC Academy - Auto Body Repair  

SkillsUSA winners stand with Dr. Rikli

(Pictured: Teagan Gaul, Cheyenne Purchase, and Abby Goss)

Papillion La Vista High School STATE CHAMPIONS:

  • Sarah Altman (senior) in Medical Math & Prepared Speech
  • Team in Robotics Urban Search and Rescue
    • Brian Alumbaugh (junior)
    • Dylan Booth (sophomore)
  • Elayna Boose (junior) in Prepared Speech
  • Emery Tanghanwaye (senior) in Computer Programming
  • Team in Engineering Design Technology
    • Jacob Maguire (senior)
    • Jack Rollin (senior)
    • Nolan Stengel (senior)
  • Team in Crime Scene Investigation
    • Billy Imig (junior)
    • Hailey Romaire (junior)
    • Ruthi Zielinski (junior) 

PLHS SkillsUSA state champions

(Pictured: Jacob Maguire, Jack Rollin, Nolan Stengel, Brian Alumbaugh, Dylan booth, Sarah Altman, Ruthie Zielinski, Hailey Romaire)

Randy Stribley was recognized for winning the honor of "Advisor of the Year".

Randy Stribley poses with Dr. Rikli

(Pictured: Randy Stribley)

Three seniors were honored for their work at the 2019 Journalism State Champions:

Papillion La Vista High School

  • Sarah Altman (senior) in Newspaper Feature Writing
  • Mollee Swift (senior) in Editorial Writing

Sarah Altman and Mollee Swift

Papillion La Vista South High School

  • Jonathan Ewald (senior) in Broadcast Sports Story

Jonathan Ewald stands with Dr. Rikli