E-LB grads celebrate a milestone of life May 12

May 16, 2019

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Photo courtesy of Jason Salzman/Salzman Studios
It was time for the Elkton-Lake Benton Graduating Class of 2019 to celebrate on Sunday, as they completed a milestone in life.

By Shelly Finzen
lbvjeditor@gmail.com

 
Elkton-Lake Benton seniors hit a milestone on Sunday, May 12, as they became the Graduating Class of 2019. Friends and family joined them in the graduation ceremony that took place in the Elkton-Lake Benton High School Gym.
As the graduating class proceeded to the stage, the E-LB high school band, directed by Amy Weight, played “‘A’ Band.”

For the full story and more photos, read this week’s Lake Benton Valley Journal.

E-LB Spring Concert Monday night was “totally awesome”

May 16, 2019

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At her final high school concert, Alexis Christensen performed “Syrinx La flute de Pan” by Claude Debussy arr. by G. Henle Verlag.

By Shelly Finzen
lbvjeditor@gmail.com

The Elkton-Lake Benton Spring Music Concert, performed by the seventh through 12th grade students, was held Monday, May 6 at Elkton-Lake Benton High School. Several numbers were per­formed and awards were presented dur­ing the event. Several of the audience mem­bers were impressed by the performances and one commented that the concert was “totally awesome!”

For the full story, read this week’s Lake Benton Valley Journal.

E-LB seniors making memories

May 16, 2019

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The Elkton-Lake Benton Senior Class visited the Lake Benton Opera House on Wednesday, May 8 for a photo shoot in the historic building.

For more photos, read this week’s Lake Benton Valley Journal.

E-LB track results from Alcester-Hudson meet

May 16, 2019

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Brooklyn Nielsen jumped her personal best of 15.9 qualifying for state competition. Congratulations, Brooklyn!

By Shelly Finzen
lbvjeditor@gmail.com

On Tuesday, May 7 the Elkton-Lake Benton track team travelled to the Al­cester-Husdon High School to compete in a meet. The results of the meet follow.
Girls division:
100 Meter Dash – Brook­lyn Nielsen 13.34 (3rd place), Trinity Stein 13.49 (4th place) and Daisha Warren 15.03…
Boys division:
100 Meter Dash – Ryan Smallfield 11.73 (2nd place), Danial Nelson 12.44, Aiden Erickson 12.9, Jack Hemmen 13.07 and Riddick Westley 13.38…

For the full story, read this week’s Lake Benton Valley Journal.

E-LB tracksters participate in DVC track meet May 2

May 16, 2019

By Shelly Finzen
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The Elkton-Lake Ben­ton Jr. High track team traveled to the 2019 DVC track meet on Thursday, May 2. The results are listed below.
Girls division:
100 Meter Dash – Ella Croffut 15.90 and Au­tumn Tooley 16.27…
Boys division:
100 Meter Dash – Rid­dick Westley 13.81 (9th place), Quinten Poin­dexter 15.52, Caedmon Bressler 15.88 and Brax­ton Jones 16.77…

For the full story, read this week’s Lake Benton Valley Journal.

Lake Benton Spring Concert was filled with old and new, smiles and tears

May 9, 2019

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Eli Determan and Blake DeVries were featured in “Trombo Mambo.”

By Shelly Finzen
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After 43 years of teaching music, Marijane Borresen directed her last school concert at Lake Benton Elementary School. The audience was treated to a mix of new songs and the classics that Borresen’s concerts have become known for.
The evening began with the fifth and sixth-grade band playing “Mah-na Mah-na,” followed by “Trombo Mombo,” which featured Eli Determan and Blake DeVries on trombones. The final song they played was the traditional “Let’s Go Band.”

For the full story and more photos, read this week’s Lake Benton Valley Journal.

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The students and staff sang a special version of “The Kindergarten Graduation Song” to show Mrs. Borresen how much she is loved. Her smile shows that she gets the message.

Jr.-Sr. High Spring Concert

May 9, 2019

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The Elkton-Lake Benton Jr.-Sr. High Spring Concert was held Monday evening, May 6. The high school boys sang “The Lion Sleeps Tonight,” with Julia Drietz playing a solo sax part during the song. See next week’s edition of the Lake Benton Valley Journal for more photos and the full story.

Lake Benton sixth grade learns with hands-on opportunities

May 9, 2019

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Sixth grade teacher Kelli Larson, center front, shows Blake DeVries and Keira Larson how the release mechanism works.

By Shelly Finzen
lbvjeditor@gmail.com

If you visited Lake Ben­ton Elementary School on Thursday, May 2, you may have come across a hall­way blocked off by cones and fishing line. No, the school does not make a habit of blocking hallways; it was part of a hands-on science experiment being conducted by the sixth-grade class.
According to the Univer­sities, Colleges and Schools website, hands-on learn­ing activities improve learning by stimulating engagement, improving information retention, and empowering students over their own learning.

For the full story, read this week’s Lake Benton Valley Journal.

FCCLA members honored and officers announced Monday

May 2, 2019

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Madeline Bressler earned the Spark Plug award, which goes to a chapter member who is involved, enthusiastic, energetic and positively promotes FCCLA in the school and community.

By Shelly Finzen
lbvjeditor@gmail.com

 
The annual FCCLA Awards Night was hosted by the Elkton-Lake Benton Chapter on Monday, April 29. FCCLA members were honored for their achievements and new officers were announced. Parents and members were treated to ice cream from SDSU by the chapter.

For the full story, read this week’s Lake Benton Valley Journal.

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Incoming officers, pictured left to right in front, are JH Representative Sydney Boersma, President Jesse Busselman, Special Events Coordinator Brooklyn Nielsen and VP of Finance Julia Drietz. In back are VP of Membership and Recognition Madisyn Nielsen, Public Relations Hannah Schuurman, Vice-President Hannah Krog, and Secretary Madeline Bressler.

FFA awards presented and new officers announced Monday evening

May 2, 2019

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The outgoing 2018 officers, pictured left to right in front, are Sentinel Tanner Gregoire, Secretary Tiffany Rouge and Vice-President Bryson Sik; in back are Treasurer Matthew Nibbe, Student Advisor Grant DeRuyter, President Taryn Krog and Reporter Alexander Landsman.

By Shelly Finzen
lbvjeditor@gmail.com

 
The Elkton-Lake Benton FFA Chapter presented awards and honored members on Monday, April 29 at Elkton-Lake Benton High School. New officers for 2019-20 were also announced at the event. Family members and FFA members who attended the event were treated to ice cream from SDSU.

For the full story and more photos, read this week’s Lake Benton Valley Journal.