We are proud of all of our Wayne Falcons, past and present. Here are just a few reasons why:
Josie Curry signed with Graceland University to start cheering for them in the fall of 2014. Best of luck to Josie!!
Karryn Nickell received 1st place in the science fair for seventh grade.
FFA member Zach Davis received bronze in Ag sales at Sub-District Contests.
FFA member Ridge Downard received 3rd place gold in welding at Sub-District Contests.
8th grade solo/ensemble
8th graders Naja Jones, Courtney Dennis, Matt Bellon, and Caleb Pounds earned Division I ratings at Centerville's solo/ensemble contest. Courtney Dennis also received an award for best performance in her contest center. Congrats to you all!!!
Hunt on to fashion show
Allie Hunt received a spot in the Prom Connection fashion show by receiving Top 5 honors based on total votes. Congrats, Allie!
Central College Honor Band
Students Sara Strader, Adrien Pounds, and Emily Bellon attended the Central Honor Band on January 30th.
Alumni Pep Band
Alumni pep band at the basketball game.
Third grade winners of Red Ribbon Poster Contest were
1st-Alexander Baker (center), 2nd-Claire Carpenter (right), and 3rd-Jocelyn Marquis (left).
Reserve Grand Champion
Chloe Goretska received Reserve Grand Champion Junior Wether Goat at the North American International Livestock Exposition in Louisville, Kentucky.
Cameron Jacobsen Wins Poster Contest
Cameron Jacobsen received 3rd place in the Grundy County Electric Coop poster contest.
WALC Scavenger Hunt Winners
The Wayne Athletic Leadership Council held their annual kickoff meeting and scavenger hunt. The winning team was Dillon Lain, Missy Lain, Tiffany Carpenter, Trent Carpenter, and Clint Carpenter.
Sarah Kelly was selected to play in the National FFA Band.
Football Team Helps Lions Club
The Wayne Football team joined the Lions Club in removing and replacing railroad ties in the high school parking lot on August 24th.
Optimist Oratorical Contest
Madison Willey and Mitch Sinclair each won first place in the 2013 local Optimist Oratorical Contest.
During the 2013 sessions, the average attendance of student-athletes nearly reached 70!
Raquel Relph has signed to play volleyball at Grandview University.
Tae Kwon Do
Wayne students Amy Nyberg, Logan Berndt, and Brittney Strader participated in Tae Kwon Do testing.
Amy Ewing competed at the FFA District contest as Wayne's creed speaker
The Wayne FFA Greenhands team, consisting of Amy Ewing, Blayde Baker, Trent Moore, and Keyton Nickell, competed at the FFA District Contest.
POI Honor Choir
Madison Hodson, Adrien Pounds, and Rachel Hontz represented Wayne at the POI Honor Choir.
Wrestlers Honor Gibbs
On January 17th, the Falcons honored Jason Gibbs as the honorary captain for their last home dual meet of the season.
Mr. May presented pins to the 2012-2013 Greenhands.
2012-2013 Creed Speaker
Amy Ewing will be the Wayne FFA creed speaker during the upcoming spring contests.
Shivvers Presents Check to Wayne
Shivvers presented a check of over $4,000 to the Wayne Student Council, Wayne FFA, and WALC. The 3 groups volunteered their time to help prepare and host part of the WHO Tractor Ride in June. Shivvers was the main sponsor of the event.
Mr. Wilson's theater class put on a production of The Boardinghouse. It was a huge success full of mystery and laughter.
2012 Football All District Award Winners
Back row: Lucas Hysell, Evan Sinclair, and Tanner Robinson. Front Row: Colton Kiefer, Keaton Carpenter, Clayton Kiefer, C.D. Kunzie, and Dillon Lain.
Three Named to POI All-Conference
Casara Willey was named 2nd team hitter, Scotlan Bunnell was named 1st team Libero, and Breanna Fortune was named 2nd team setter.
Jr. High Goes Undefeated
The Jr. High Football team finished the 2012 season undefeated with a record of
5-0. In their last victory, they defeated Mormon Trail 50-0.
Young Writers Conference
Wayne Students in third through sixth grade were chosen to attend the Young Writer's Conference to share their stories and participate in learning opportunities.
2nd Graders Visit Farms
The second grade classes visited numerous farms and industry in the community to learn about agriculture and farm safety.
FFA students and Second Graders collaborated in a competitive game of Red Rover.
Fortune is Conference Champion
Breanna Fortune scored first place in the shot put at the POI Conference Meet receiving conference champion honors for Wayne. Sylvia Nickell placed 2nd at the meet in the shot put as well.
Levi Martley, Kelly McCurdy, Dorene McCart, Tori Helseth, Frank Everman, Brianna Johnson, Mason Petty, and Michelle Willey.
Nicole Johnson, Alicia Nickell, Paige Johnson, Karna Hampton, Bailey Andrews, Haley Hamilton, Kenton Lain, Katelyn Campbell, Adele Byrns, Olivia Byrns, and Ryan Shivvers.
4th Grade Poster Winners
Katelyn Nickell, Emily Miller, Rayleigh Snyder, and Laney Christian were the 4th Grade winners of the annual Soil and Water Conservation Poster Contest.
After a day full of rehearsals Wayne Honor Band members go crazy! Sara Strader, Adrien Pounds, Sage Hook, Mick Wilson, Lauren Tilley, Cheyenne Selby, and Emily Bellon represented Wayne during the concert.
Wayne FFA received $2500 from Monsanto's America's Farmers Grow Communities Fund. Special thanks to Tom and Deb Ewing for the nomination.
Madison Willey competed at the
Miss Pre-Teen National Competition in Florida after becoming
Miss Pre-Teen Des Moines.
January Students and Staff of the Month
Bonnie Waddell, Dan May, Brent Banks, Karna Hampton, Lucas Hysell,
Hillary Hamilton, Megan Hodson, and Kevin Brown.
Dale Acheson, 1978 graduate, was inducted to the IHSAA Officials Hall of Fame for his contributions to wrestling.
Second Graders Raise Money
Wayne second graders collected
pennies to donate to the
Dollars for Digital campaign.
Mahala Douthart, Geremiah Grimes,
Erin Peck, Mackenzie Shoup,
Timmy Nimblett, and Jenny Jennings received medals at the Winter Games.
Relph Models in Los Angeles
Every , , and morning many Wayne athletes participate in Speed and Agility. Record numbers have been in the 90's this year!
Another way Wayne high school students learn to be productive citizens is to volunteer to mentor elementary students each week.
Lain Scores 1000 Career Points
Congratulations to Dillon Lain, he scored his 1000th career point in the game against Central Decatur on Tuesday, February 11th.
Winston Relph recently participated in an LA fashion show where he received 1st runner up Made Model of the Year, 1st place Fashion Print, and a several other top 10 awards. Relph has just signed with Vision Models in Los Angeles.
'Don't Text and Drive'
Rachel Holder, Nashville recording artist, entertained the JH/HS students while spreading the message of 'Don't Text and Drive'. The assembly was presented by Chat Mobility.
John Brees Completed a Triathlon
John Brees, son of Dr. and Mrs. Brees, completed the Ironman Triathlon that was held in Louisville, Kentucky on August 25, 2013. He swam 2.4 miles, biked 112 miles and ran 26.2 miles (total of 140.6 miles)finishing with a time of less than 13 hours.
Band Solo & Ensemble Contests
Hillary Hamilton and Sara Strader participated in the Band Solo and Ensemble competitions. Hillary received two Division II Excellent scores for her flute and piano solos. Sara received a Division I Superior score for her clarinet solo.
National Honor Society
22 members were inducted into the Wayne National Honor Society Chapter in 2013.
David Perryman became the first Wayne student to raise $1,200 on his own and win all available prizes.
Petty Writes Book
Mason Petty, a freshman, has written and published a book, entitled Laceration.
FFA District Contests
The Wayne Experience the Action Team and Sylvia Nickell's Chapter Website both received first place at the FFA District Contest and moved on to the State Contest.
Student Council Speaker
Casara Willey explains to speaker, Phil Boyte, how to make a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. The results were not entirely edible.
Wayne FCCLA and Student Council co-sponsored the annual food drive. Over 1,000 items were donated to the drive.
FFA Students Attend National Convention
A group of Wayne FFA students traveled to Indianapolis, IN, for the FFA National Convention.
Marching Band Takes Oktoberfest, Again!
The High School marching band won 1st place in their division, received 2nd in drumline, and won Overall Sweepstakes!
Lady Falcons claim Wayne Tourney
On September 22, the Wayne Lady Falcon Volleyball team won the annual Wayne Tournament for the first time in the history of the program.
Robinson Places 3rd at State
Emma Robinson competed at the State Optimist Oratorical contest and placed 3rd.
April Students and Staff of the Month
Mrs. Mary Kay Cusic, Haley Hamilton, Brian Boggs, Kenton Lain, Madison Willey, Bailey Andrews, and Alesya Kritskiy. Not
pictured is Mr. Ernest Cunningham.
Elementary Honor Band
Several 5th and 6th Grade students represented Wayne at the annual Honor Band Recital.
February Students and Staff of the Month
Hannah Lain, Makayla Andrews,
James Rhodes, Blake Housley,
McKayla Randolph, Mrs. Heidi Bellon, Amy Nyberg, and Mrs. Cheryl Porter.
Falcon Pride Assembly
Madison Wilson, Winston Relph,
Cole Christian, Katelyn Campbell,
Briana Johnson, and Laticia Stewart received the Black and Silver Super Student Award. The requirements are a 4.0 or 0.5 increase in GPA and Perfect Attendance
for the first semester.
Optimist Club Essay Contest
Frank Everman, junior, was the winner of the Optimist Essay Contest.
Students Give Back
Workplace Readiness students Tanner Salsberry, Karissa Terrell, Kelli Lane,
Britni McCarty, Tyra Nickell and
Isabell Ehrich developed and implemented a fundraising campaign to raise money for the Wayne Theater.
November Students and Staff of the Month
Yvonne Ogden, Cody Anderson, Paula DalPont, Emily Bellon, Lelsie Overstreet, MaryAnn Inthisan, Brooke Duckworth, and Meranda Crewse.
October Students and Staff of the Month
Tyler Jamieson, Dakota Lovett,
Sylvia Nickell, Demi Austin, Mason Cook, and Tonia Medina. Not pictured are staff members Chad Wilson and Rhonda Mason.
Bethany Alexander, Mason Cook,
Hannah Lain, Brent Banks,
Queen Ashley Lain, King Bryce Carpenter, Levi Martley, Lauren Tilley,
Princess Shaye Davis, and
Prince Boudyn White.
Savannah Remsing, Faith Squier,
Jenny Jennings, Chelsea Sloan,
Haley Martin, Lukas Moore,
Tatym Kunzie, Geremiah Grimes,
Timmy Nimblett, and Evan Vanderlinden competed in Bowling at the Games.
POI Honor Choir
Adrien Pounds, Courtney Hackett,
Katie Reed, and Heather Rusher represented Wayne at POI Honor Choir.
September Students and Staff of the Month
Casara Willey, Katie Gassman, Dally Veach, Tanner Bennett, Jenna Street, and Lorenzo Baker-Martinez. Not pictured are staff members Heather Fortune, Holly Berndt, and Brenda Kelly.