Congratulations to William “Topper” McLain, Kremlin-Hillsdale School teacher and former baseball coach, for being named KHS Teacher of the Year April 29. He has taught at KHS for 23 years and is retiring at the end of this school year.
Seven KHS mathletes traveled to Pittsburg, Kan., for the 44th annual Pittsburg State University Math Relays, the oldest such contest west of the Mississippi, with more than 600 students from 32 schools competing in the “small school (4A and down) division.”
Mandy Schroeder tied for second in trig and eighth in programming; Abby Courtney placed third in geometry; Gretchen Wuerflein tied for fifth in analysis and seventh in algebraic simplifications.
The Algebra Medley Team, consisting of Gretchen, Abby, Ricki Schroeder and Christina Meyer, placed fourth, just missing a medal. Roger Gossen has taken KHS students to these math relays for 28 consecutive years.
The KHS Bronc Booster Club held its annual athletic banquet April 30. After the meal, catered by The Wooden Nickel, guest speaker Brady Bond gave an inspirational speech. Bond is the current KHS ag teacher and former Garber High School, OSU Cowboy, and Baltimore Raven offensive lineman.
Football and baseball coach Terry Fettke, presented the Outstanding Senior Award to Jeremy Maxwell for football and C.J. Robino for baseball. He awarded the Bronc Believer Award to the individual who has gone beyond the expected; Brenden Stokes received it for football, and Trev Schoenhals received it for baseball.
Steve Hoffsommer, retiring KHS superintendent and girls basketball coach, gave a speech reflecting on his career in athletics. He has worked as a football and basketball coach at several schools.
The KHS eighth- and ninth-grade academic team traveled to Norman to compete in the OJABA State Tournament April 28. Thirteen teams participated. No. 1 seed KHS defeated Bennington, Coleman, and Tupelo to advance to the finals. Tupelo emerged from the loser’s bracket to defeat the Broncs, setting up a state championship match. Tupelo edged out KHS 270-260 to claim the state championship.
Captain Jacob Pekrul led the Broncs in scoring with 340 points, followed by Jordan Presley, Connor Snapp, Hayden Bonine, and Elijah Voth. D.J. Toelle and Zach Webber are also members of the team and served as timekeepers. Roger Gossen is team coach.
The eighth-grade academic team placed fourth in the OJABA State Tournament. Nineteen teams participated. KHS beat Brushy before losing a tight game to Milburn 260-250. In the loser’s bracket, KHS beat Oilton, Coleman, and Leedey, bringing them back to Milburn. Again they lost a close match, 330-310 to claim fourth place. Captain Jordan Presley led the Broncs with 390 points, followed by Elijah Voth, Connor Snapp, Nathan Treat and Billie Jo Gabriel. Bobby Russell and Justin Lippard also are on the team. Roger Gossen is team coach.
The KHS newspapers, The Bronc and the Class of 2012 Senior Bronc, are available online at www.kremlin.k12.ok.us.
Kremlin United Methodist Women held its annual Mother’s Day Salad Supper May 2 at Kremlin Methodist Church. Joyce Fales, president, presented Carolyn Ott with The Woman of the Year Award and Methodist pin.