During the last regular season basketball game on February 24, 2017, fans and players took time out to help honor Pat McAfee as he was awarded the 1st ever Northeast Kansas League Outstanding Service Award. This award was created to honor those retired or retiring league administrators who provided exceptional service to the NEKL and other leagues in which they were involved. Mr. McAfee has served the area schools for over 40 years as a teacher, coach, activities director and administrator, providing outstanding service and leadership to those area schools and leagues. Because of his commitment to provide the best possible services to students, schools and associated leagues, the Northeast Kansas League chose to present George “Pat” McAfee with the 1st ever Northeast Kansas League Outstanding Service Award.
Nomination for this distinguished award was made by Dave Norman, Horton Principal and Northeast Kansas League President. In his nomination, Mr. Norman cited that Pat would go out of his way to help out the league with any schedule or venue changes needed and would help with any event in whatever capacity needed. His insight, experience and organizational skills were instrumental in outstanding management of league, sub-state and regional events.
Helping with the presentation of the plaque identifying his outstanding service to the league was Mark Ross, Horton HS Activities Director as well as Pat’s granddaughter, Kaitlyn McAfee, a Horton High Junior and basketball team member. Congratulations Pat!!!!!
U.S.D. #430 Summer Drivers Education
Drivers Education applications for the 2017 summer drivers education program at USD #430 are currently available at the Horton High School office and from Rodney Clay, teacher at the Everest Middle School.
Why take Driver’s Ed? Several reasons come to mind: Some insurance companies give discounts for students taking Drivers Ed, it allows students that do not have access to farm permits to drive “solo” to school and work before they are seventeen, as passing Drivers Education is one the requirements needed to get a restricted permit, and the students gain knowledge about laws and driving skills that are not normally gained by just driving.
Return the completed application and the $150.00 for any student that attends U.S.D. #430, or $200.00 for students that do not attend U.S.D. # 430 course fee to the Horton High School office by Friday, April 28, 2017.
The classroom portion of class will be Monday, June 5 to Friday, June 16 from 8:30-11:30 am. Students are required to be in class the entire time for ten class periods. Only two make up days are available (June 19 - 20).
Students will also be required to attend a minimum of six driving times to complete the behind the wheel objectives. Students must be fourteen years of age on or before June 5, 2017 to enroll in the course.
Applications for the 2017 Drivers Education course are available at the Horton High School office or from Rodney Clay at the Everest Middle School.
If you have any questions please feel free to call Rodney Clay, Drivers Education teacher either at the Everest Middle School 548-7536 or home at 486-2741
Four Chargers Recognized for NEK All-League Basketball
The boy’s and girl’s team both make a strong showing netting two each with all-league honors.
The boy’s team was led by junior, Nathan Isaacs, on second team all-league. Isaacs averaged 11 points per game this past season and led the team in rebounds with 7 per game at the center position. Craig Wahwahsuck, junior, was recognized as honorable mention at the guard position. This past season Wahwahsuck averaged 8.5 points per game, with 3 steals and 2.5 assists per game.
The girl’s team was led by junior, Daspin Bruning. Bruning, from the forward position, almost averaged a double-double this past season with 9.5 points per game and averaging 8.5 rebounds. The junior also averaged 2 assist, 2 steals, and 1.5 blocks per game. Rounding out all-league honors was Abby Ross, senior, with honorable mention recognition from the point guard position. Ross averaged 5 points per game with 3 assists and 2 rebounds a game, but most notability recognized for handling the ball and running the offense.
Way to go Chargers!
2016-17 NEK All-League Boys’ BB Teams
Wyatt Olberding – Jackson Heights
Braden Schneider – Jefferson County North
Zach Schwinn – Immaculata
Nick Caudle – Maur Hill Mount Academy
Noah Trader – Pleasant Ridge
Boston Lane – Jefferson County North
Colten Kocour – Maur Hill Mount Academy
Nathan Isaacs – Horton
Jaxson Webb – Oskaloosa
Braden Summers – Jefferson County North
Joel Abel – Jefferson County North
Derek Zule – Pleasant Ridge
Garrison Pope – McLouth
Braden Pfau – Oskaloosa
Craig Wahwahsuck – Horton
Alan Robinson - Immaculata
Mason Thomas – Jackson Heights
Dawson Gatzemeyer – Valley Falls
Luke Ervin – Maur Hill Mount Academy
2016-17 NEK All-League Girls’ BB Teams
Reagan Kirkwood – Valley Falls
Josie Weishaar – Jefferson County North
Annabelle Vaught – Jefferson County North
Ally Campbell – Immaculata
Mallory Wagner – Pleasant Ridge
Hana Ronnebaum – Maur Hill Mount Academy
Ravyn Jobbins – Jefferson County North
Lindsey Heim – Pleasant Ridge
Daspin Bruning – Horton
Allison Kearney – Valley Falls
Jordan Sachse - Immaculata
Jentry Seichepine – Jefferson County North
Rachel Frakes – Valley Falls
Shelby Wright - Oskaloosa
Haylee Weissenbach – McLouth
Heather Ronnebaum – Maur Hill Mount Academy
Abby Ross – Horton
Kylie Dohl – Jackson Heights
Student-Athlete of the Month (February)
Each month, Horton High School, will select a student-athlete of the month. These students selected show effort and excellence in the classroom and the field of play, dedication to the team, leadership, integrity, and the ability to serve as a role model for current and future Horton High School
Students selected must:
Cameron excels in the classroom and on the court. In the month of February, Cameron shot 45% from three point range and averaged over 12 points per game in the month. Cameron also averaged 4.5 rebounds per game. In the game against Pleasant Ridge, Cameron scored a career high 19 points. Cameron was crucial to the success of the team during the month of February.
Co-Female Student-Athlete of the Month: Tatum Lockwood & Maryanna Randall
Tatum & Maryanna both excel in the classroom and on the court. Reaching the mid-way point of the season neither freshmen had a minute of varsity action. Gradually both started earning minutes on the court. By the time February hit, both played crucial minutes for the team down the stretch. Both individuals showed outstanding defensive awareness and put points on the board for the Lady Chargers.
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Articles for The Daily Charger are written by various HHS students and USD 430 Staff Members.