Conestoga hosts quarter two recognition rally


Dani Ahrens

Freshman Jayden L accepts her award at the recognition rally.

MURRAY, Neb. — On Wednesday Jan. 11th, Conestoga held its quarterly recognition rally. This rally honored students who made it on the quarter 2 and first semester honor roll as well as extracurricular activities. However, the first person to be honored wasn’t a student, but instead long-time office secretary Kelly Svanda. She was lured into the gym by an elaborate but false story of a student needing medical aid. At that time, she was presented with a book signed by the entire student body. Svanda officially left her position on Friday Jan. 13th. Quarter 2 and first semester honor roll students were then honored and gathered for a picture at the far side of the gym. Following, students received the Conestoga Character Award. The last ten minutes of the rally were spent on a competitive game of knockout. This idea was formulated by Conestoga’s Student Advocacy Team which is tasked with creating fun activities for students. Two students from each grade level and two teachers were chosen for this game. The declared winner earned a candy bar. The next recognition rally will be held at the conclusion of quarter 3.