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    Humanities Nebraska Speaker Will Help BHS Celebrate National Library Month

    Nancy B. Johnson will present a program titled, “Wright Morris: Small Town Life through the Eyes of a Nebraska Writer” on Monday, April 22nd at 1:30 pm in the Burwell High School Library. This presentation is made possible by Humanities Nebraska, the Nebraska Cultural Endowment, and Burwell High School.

    Wright Morris was a famed Nebraska author from Central City, Nebraska. He wrote many novels, poetry and short stories and was the recipient of the National Book Award for Fiction.

    The public is invited to join the junior and senior classes as they hear Ms. Johnson speak about Wright Morris and his experiences in Nebraska. This program is a celebration of National Library Month which continues through the month of April.

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    Petersen Lumber Company Gives Back

    Petersen Lumber Company came to Burwell in 1974.  The Petersen family had been in the lumber business since 1885 and they saw a lot of promise in the Burwell community.  Over their forty-three years in the Burwell community they had chance to see a lot of changes in the community.  In December 2017, Petersen Lumber was sold to Carhart Lumber.  To show their appreciation for the forty-three great years, they decided to offer a scholarship for a student who was going into the construction field.  Four $2500 scholarships will be awarded over the next couple of years.

    The first recipient is Grady Weber.  Grady has applied and been accepted to the Electrical Technology program at Central Community College in Hastings for the fall of 2019.  Grady’s first goal is to receive his degree in Electrical Technology, but would also like to continue his education in Building Construction while there.  Grady enjoys things that are hands-on and  knows there is a great demand for tradespeople in rural Nebraska.  Another goal is to utilize the resources and professionals at college to help him to receive the certifications and apprenticeships needed to continue his career. Grady has already completed twelve college credit hours while in high school, so he hopes to have time to work for an electrical contractor while he is attending school in Hastings so that he can gain valuable experience. Eventually, Grady hopes to own an electrical contracting business in Burwell or another rural Nebraska community.

    Grady works full-time for a local construction company, Gaukel Construction in Burwell, in the summer and part-time during the school year. Grady is currently participating in a work release program through Burwell High School that allows him to have on-the-job work experience with Gaukel Construction during the school day. Grady’s job with Gaukel Construction has allowed him to have experience in all aspects of construction, from framing to roofing and everything in between. 


    The Petersen Lumber Company Scholarship is our way of giving back to the Burwell community and to show our appreciation for all the hardworking people we did business with over the years.

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    BHS Graduation 2019

    Graduation Information & Senior Check-out

    Congratulations to the BHS Class of 2019! Graduation details are as follows:
    Ceremony: Sunday, May 5th at 2:30 pm (doors will open at 1:30 pm). Seniors will meet in the school library at 12:30 pm.
    Class Flower: White Tulip
    Class Colors: Silver, Turquoise, and Ivory
    Class Motto: "Together, we have experienced life.  Separately, we will pursue our dream. Forever, our memories will reamain." Author unknown.
    Class Song: "Borrowed Time" by Jon Pardi

    Graduates will have 6 chairs reserved for their family/friends.

    -Seniors last week of school will be April 29-May 2.
    *School issued chromebooks will be checked in and inspected before anyone will receive a diploma. 
    *Official check out for seniors will take place at 2 pm on Thursday, May 2nd. This will include library fines, lunch money, and tech signature. Mr. Owen will inspect lockers at 2 pm.
    *Graduation rehearsal will take place at 2:30 pm on Thursday, May 2nd. Attendance is required.

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