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UPDATE: These girls won't be moving on to compete at state, however, they did a great job at the Section Meet on Wednesday.








GRC  Art  Show  2015
On Friday, April 24, twenty Ogilvie High School students attended a field trip to Rush City High School to attend the Great River Conference Art Show.  Twenty of the most amazing artwork from each art teacher in the conference were on display, along with numerous professional artists demonstrating their skills, including a potter and an abstract finger painter.  There were also drawing games, graphic artists giving presentations, and on-the-spot mural painting.  This year, the artwork was especially impressive so we had some TOUGH competition!
Ogilvie students with artwork representing our school include:
10th graders—Gage Peterson, Brooklyn Yotter, Lexi Voss, Tyler DuBois, Amber Sullivan & Breanna Carlson
11th graders—Autumn Olson, Maddie Hass, Jordana Yotter & Kristina Josul
12th graders—Danielle Lundberg, Alexis Knoll, Joey Ryan, Asia Noga, Taylor LaCrosse, Akasha Olson & Missy Smith
Ribbon earners are:
art1.JPGKristina Josul won 1st place in the Mixed Media category for her music-themed drawing .

Autumn Olson won 2nd place in the Sculpture category for her Plaster Cast project.art2.JPG

Lexi Voss won 2nd place in the Mixed Media category for her Day of the Dead-themed Sand Art.
Breanna Carlson won Honorable Mention in the Color Drawing category for her Themed Profile drawing.
Congratulations to ALL of our Ogilvie art students for their creativity and hard work! 
Submitted by Lee Ann Falen, Ogilvie Art Teacher

















Ogilvie Announces Newest “Students of the Quarter”
The Student of the Quarter Award is a program designed by the faculty in order to give special recognition to those students at OHS who are doing exceptional jobs in their studies as well as their attitudes and activities.   A student is nominated and selected each quarter for the junior high and senior high divisions.  In addition to the recognition, Spire Credit Union, our sponsor, will be establishing a savings account in the student's name.
stofqtr.JPGOur junior high student, Jordin Klar, was selected from the 7th – 9th grade level category.  Jordin is a 9th grader who is the daughter of Kevin and Stacy Klar.  Some of the activities she is involved in include band, choir, and the swim team.  She is also a part of Own It.  She really enjoys music and also likes to read and draw.
Jordin’s favorite subject in school is band because music “becomes a second language and it sounds so good” when you have everyone together.  Plus, it feels great when you finally master a challenging aspect.  She feels that school is important because, “It really prepares you for the future.  If you try hard now, you can get into a good college and get that dream job you’ve always wanted.”    In the future, Jordin is considering becoming a psychiatrist for adolescents and working in a children’s hospital. (Pictured in photo: Spire Credit Union representative Elizabeth Bramer, 9th grader Jordin Klar and OHS Principal Sue Davis)
Our high school student, Asia Noga, was selected from the 10th – 12th grade level category.  Asia is a senior and is the daughter of David Noga and Dawn Brasch.  She is involved in choir and volleyball.  She is a member of the Living Hope Church in Mora and is involved in Bible study with Lori Thompson.  She enjoys helping to paint with the OHS musicals and husking corn for Corn on the Curb.  Some of her interests include:  mudding, fishing, Star Wars, Lord of the Rings, gardening, yoga, Zumba and running 5Ks.  She has taken part in the Electric Run, Color Run and the Dirty Girl Mud Run.  She hopes to run in a marathon some day! (Pictured in photo: 12th grader Asia Noga with OHS Principal Sue Davis)
Asia’s favorite subject in school is Art because she feels free to be herself and express her feelings through her sketching.  She also feels that, “Art is challenging because Mrs. Falen likes to encourage us to go past our comfort zone and I do exactly that.  I’m always amazed with my outcome.”  Asia feels that school is important because, “If our students are educated, then not only do they have a better future, but this country as a whole does too.”  After graduation, Asia plans to travel to Colorado to do some rafting, fishing and horseback riding.  Then, she will be attending college to possibly become a doctor or join a K-9 unit.
Congratulations to Jordin Klar and Asia Noga for being selected as Ogilvie’s newest Students of the Quarter!
 Ogilvie Speech Team Excels
The Ogilvie Varsity Speech team experienced a first recently at the Milaca Invitational Speech Meet.  Every member of the team who participated was honored as a tournament finalist. Those who were recognized include:
Lexie Geving 1st place Oratory
Kristina Josul 2nd place Informative
Kaitlyn Kehoe 3rd place Informative
Jared Torgeson 3rd place Drama
Felicity Youngquist 3rd place Oratory
Sam DeVito    5th place Prose
Autumn Olson 6th place Humorous
Randi LaBeau and Jared Torgeson 6th place in Duo 
Taylor Dobbins  7th place Great Speeches Alexis Knoll 8th place Humorous
 Great Honor Band Experience!
On March 3rd, five of our Ogilvie Students represented our school with pride at the University of Minnesota Duluth JR. High Honor Band! Students are director nominated from grades 7th, 8th, and 9th. Gold Band members were Jordin Klar, Flute; Matt Warren Alto Sax. Maroon band members were Sam Devito, Trombone; Maddie Banks, Flute; and Kaityn Kehoe, Percussion.





On behalf of the Ogilvie School, we would like to congratulate our 5th grader, Miss Annie Rodenborg, on achieving the status of “Student of the Quarter.”  Annie is an exemplary student here at our school community.  Above all, Annie’s attitude radiates positivity and a genuine love for learning.  It seems as though Annie would rather be at school than anywhere else.  Her manor is one of authentic caring and concern when it comes to her peer relationships as well as her school work.  What a terrific example of “Lion Pride!”  Way to go, Annie!  You are an example to us all!










OHS has new Students of the Quarter to announce.  Our junior high student, Seri  Ziegler, was selected from the 7th – 9th grade level category.  Seri, an 8th grader, is the daughter of Steve and Keri  Ziegler.  She is involved in volleyball and plays the flute and percussion in band.  She’s also involved with teaching Taekwondo in Mora.  Seri’s hobbies include:  dance, playing with numchucks, and Tawkwondo (TKD).  She also enjoys American Sign Language (ASL) and photography. 
Her favorite subject in school is English and she loves to write. She feels school is important because, “It opens up so many opportunities.  It helps us learn about and explore our world and connects us to more people.”  In the future, Seri is hoping to earn her first Dan adult black belt and is interested in becoming a photographer as a career.  studentofqtrfeb.JPG

Our high school student, Alex Anderson, was selected from the 10th – 12th grade level category.  Alex, a senior, is the daughter of Richard and Sue Anderson.    She is extremely involved in school activities, including:  volleyball, softball, band, choir, spring musical, National Honor Society, and pep band.  She also volunteers with Corn on the Curb and the Blood Drive while being a member of the Lewis Lake Covenant Church.  She loves music, spending time with friends and family and getting to know new people.
Alex’s favorite classes in school are Weightlifting because she can physically and mentally better herself every day and World History because Mrs. Cekalla makes it fun.  She believes school is important because getting an education “will help you get a career that you love instead of being uneducated with a job that you don’t like“.   Alex’s future goal is to attend Anoka Ramsey Community College and finish her generals.  After that, she says she’ll see where the world takes her!
A huge “thank you” to the Spire Credit Union for sponsoring the Student of the Quarter program at Ogilvie this year!





.....a sneak peek....








 Choir Students Attend College Events
~submitted by Laurie Torgeson
Winter Cafe Concert a Festive Time For All
On December 14th, Ogilvie High School Jazz Band students, as well as a few other musically talented students, hosted a "Winter Cafe Concert".
This event was organized by Band Director, Mr. Wendell Sletten. Songs included in the performance were several traditional holiday ones, such as "Frosty the Snow Man", "Up on the House Top", and "Jingle Bell Rock". 

Other seasonal music filling the room, included "Mary did you know?", "Carol of the Bells", and more! Guests attending this event were served coffee and juice, along with cookies. It was a great event for a Sunday afternoon!





 Ogilvie Pool Project: Drab to Fab
“Ogilvie Pool Project:  Drab to Fab” Phase I is completed.  There have been 19 different murals painted on the walls.  Most of them are silhouettes of bodies in classic swimming positions.  The majority of the murals are life-size, however, three of the figures are very large with one female being 20 feet long!    It was important for the visual quality of the pool room walls to match the physical energy of the people who use the pool facilities.  Care was taken to represent not only the swim team, comprised of all high school girls, but males and females of various ages and abilities.  Some of them include silhouettes of a grandfather holding the hand of his young grandson, a young man in a wheelchair, a lifeguard, a young boy and girl holding hands, a female senior citizen doing water aerobics and a family of spectators cheering on the Lions.  Also painted was an American flag, a “Welcome” message and a Winston Churchill inspirational quote.  These join the wall of swimmers in all four competitive stokes, a huge silhouette of a female diver, a swimmer diving off the block and swim team props:  flippers, goggles, and swim cap.   Also new sets of hooks for teams to hang equipment during meets have been hung.   And during this time the pool was drained and acid washed, then refilled.   Please stop and check out the amazing transformation for yourself during open swim times: Wednesday’s at 6-8pm and Sunday’s at 1-3pm or come watch the Ogilvie-Mora Girls Swim team compete this fall: meets scheduled for September 18th  & 30th  and October 14th at 6:00pm.  All this work took many hours and lots of people to complete.  We had parents, students, and community members helping create this great new space.   We would like to thank the Ogilvie Art Teacher; Lee Ann Falen for all her hours working to get the murals ready to be painted.  Also volunteering their time to paint was:  Paula Anderson,   Sarah Anderson, Tillman family: Matt, Amanda, Eevee, Ethan & Zach, Karen Steinbrecher, Emily Mitchell, Sara Miller, Shelly Kehoe, Kaitlyn Kehoe, Megan Torgeson, Jared Torgeson, Jamie Dary, Summer St.George,  Alexis Geving, Seth Lindberg, Jettie Harp and Alex Edstrom.  We also give a very big thank you to the Ogilvie custodians for the extra cleaning, repositioning of signs, and hanging new items in the pool room.
Phase II will include:  creating an announcer’s stand that will be completed by the Ogilvie High School shop students later this school year, all trim and doors will be painted, and doors to the locker rooms will be replaced.
The entire project has been made possible by a generous donation from the Ogilvie Lions Club.  Thank you Lions Club!!!