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Special Features Section, Superior Express

Kroeger competing on SCC Enactus team

Livestock exposition to be June 4 in Bladen

 

Kroeger competing on SCC Enactus team
A team of Southeast Community College students is heading to the Enactus USA National Expo in St. Louis, Mo., after winning the regional competition in Rogers, Ark.
Enactus is a student program in which business concepts are applied to develop community outreach projects, using the power of entrepreneurial action. Deb Gaspard, SCC business administration instructor, formed SCC's team in 2003. SCC is one of only six community colleges nationwide to advance to the finals.
"Students presented several team projects they worked on this school year," Gaspard said. "One interesting fact is they were the only U.S. team to receive all four Enactus Project Partnership Opportunities."
SCC's Enactus team competed against mostly four-year institutions and was selected by a panel of judges as a regional champion. The national competition was held earlier this week in St. Louis.
"I think our team is loaded with potential," said Christopher Norwood, a member of the Enactus team. He said he's prepared to work hard for the upcoming national competition. "We've been putting in a lot of hours trying to polish everything up. Our experience at regionals showed us things we did well and things we need to improve on. We are ready to put in the work and be successful at nationals."
Students representing SCC in the regional competition in Arkansas on April 18 were Morgan Kroeger, Superior; Seth Miles, O'Neill; Derrick Heydon, Lincoln, Neb.; Christopher Norwood, Indianapolis, Ind.; Larry Perry, Gary, Ind.; Hope Wonder, Maui, Hawaii; and Muamera Drnda, Gorazde, Bosnia Herzegovina.
"National competitions are a showcase of how our students are transforming lives and enabling progress through entrepreneurial action," according to the Enactus website. "Enactus teams will compete across 35 countries where the quality and impact of their projects will be evaluated by business leaders serving as judges."
From each national team, one will be selected to represent its country at the Enactus World Cup 2016 in Toronto, Canada.

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Livestock exposition to be June 4 in Bladen
The 4-H junior leaders of Webster County will sponsor the southcentral Nebraska livestock exposition on June 4 at the Webster County Fairgrounds in Bladen. The exposition is a progressive show for market and breeding beef, market and breeding sheep and for market goats. There will also be showmanship classes in each species. The show is open to all 4-H or FFA exhibitors who are in good standing with their respective club, chapter or state association. There will be a $750 purse for class winners.
The preparations for the show will start with early check-in on Friday evening, June 3. All beef, sheep and goat exhibits may be checked in, registration confirmed, and market beef weighed between 6 and 9 p.m. June 3. Late arriving beef may check in from 7 to 8 a.m., June 4. Beef exhibits will be accepted until 8 a.m. on June 4, and must be on the grounds and checked and weighed-in prior to that time. No beef entries will be accepted after 8 a.m. Late arriving sheep and goat entries will be checked in and weighed between 8 a.m. and 10 a.m., June 4. No sheep or goat entries will be accepted after 10 a.m. on June 4. All entries with the exception of breeding stock must have a current FFA or 4-H tag or identified for State Fair, the Nebraska Electronic Identification tag. All does, ewes and intact goat or sheep males must also have a scrapies tag in addition to their identification tag. There is a registration fee for each animal with early registrations by June 1 receiving a discount.
The exposition will start with the 4-H and FFA open beef show at 9 a.m., with the sheep and goat shows following directly after conclusion of the beef show. Rosettes or ribbons will be awarded to all exhibits. Added purse is available with cash prizes to be awarded to the top exhibits in each species. Special cash premiums will be awarded to the top exhibits in each species shown by Webster County exhibitors.
Potential exhibitors may take advantage of an early entry fee which will be assessed if registrations are received by June 1. Webster County 4-H and FFA exhibitor will enjoy a discounted early entry fees. Exhibitors may register on the day of the show at the regular registration fee. Fees can be sent with early registration or may be paid on site on June 3 and 4, with checks payable to Webster County Junior Leaders.
For more information, contact any of the Webster County 4-H young leaders, Carol Kumke at ckumke2@unl.edu or Liz Kierl at liz.kierl@unl.edu. Flyers, rules and entry forms are also available from the Webster County UNL Extension Office in Red Cloud.
The public is invited to attend this multi-state livestock exposition progress show and see some of the best animals in the country go head-to-head.