CCS students who earned the overall highest awards in the education division competition at the 2017 Nebraska State Fair were, from left holding their trophies, Kate Clay, Elizabeth Hanna, Aria McNair, Braxton Chubb, Tyce Hammerlun and Knox Scheel. (Courtesy photo)
Students earn education division trophies at State Fair
Five students at Chase County Schools won trophies as overall winners in the education division at the 2017 Nebraska State Fair.
The individual trophies were earned for top placement in the state in their age group, based on cumulative points given for all of their education division entries.
Students competed in the following age divisions: grade K-2, 3-5, 6-8 and 9-12.
In addition to their trophies, students also earned dollar amounts that will accumulate from each year’s competitions and go towards tuition costs when they enter college.
Arlys Cupp said The Nebraska Department of Education keeps track of those funds to be awarded to the students’ colleges of choice after high school graduation.
Students receiving the highest awards overall in their age divisions this year were: Kate Clay, fourth place 3-5 division; Elizabeth Hanna, second place 3-5 division; Aria McNair, sixth place 3-5 division; Braxton Chubb, fifth place 3-5 division; Tyce Hammerlun, 3-5 reserve champion; and Knox Scheel, 3-5 division champion, overall champion elementary.
Chase County Schools K-2 had the most points in the state, with the grade 6-8 division taking state runner-up honors.
All of the Chase County second graders have been invited to the State Capitol for Statehood Day in March 2018.