Shields Valley schools seeing end of school year

Jean Skillman

Shields Valley High School and Eighth Grade Graduation ceremonies start at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 21, at the high school in Clyde Park.


• A coffee hour will be held at 8:30 a.m. before the 9 a.m. worship service Sunday, May 21, at Shields Valley United Methodist Church in Clyde Park.

• The Shields Valley Senior Citizen potluck starts at 12:30 p.m. Thursday, May 18, at the senior center in Wilsall. There will be special music and readings.

• The Park County Planning Board meets at 4 p.m. Thursday, May 18, at the Rural Fire Hall in Clyde Park.

• The music students of Nancy Nollmeyer will perform in a recital at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 24, at the Wilsall Community Church. Guest musicians will also be invited to play.

• A craft group meets at 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 24, at the Shields Valley Senior Center in Wilsall.

Honors and awards

• Shields Valley kindergarten students who graduated Thursday morning in Wilsall are: Kaitlin Anderson, Karson Bennett, Hayden Mugnier, Rio Gaines, Brycen Hogenson, Jasper Johnstone, Addison Lookhart, Isla Murley, Mackinley Nelson, Otto Pospichal, Anika Prosser, Rosie Scott and Avery Watson.

• At the Shields Valley FFA Banquet Thursday evening in Clyde Park the following students were given scholarships from the Shields Valley FFA Alumni: Ashley George, Zane Lannen and Taylor Johnson. The Donald Flatt Memorial Scholarship and the Howard Queen Memorial Scholarship were given to Cheyenne Darkow.

• FFA officers for the coming year are: Molly Engle, president; Trinity Boyd, vice president; Cayla Parks, secretary;  Lauren Flatt, treasurer; Jack Marshall, reporter; and Rodie Keyes, Parliamentarian.

• Basketball and track awards were given Tuesday evening at the Shields Valley Athletic Awards Banquet in Clyde Park. Girls winning the All State Award in basketball are Molly Engle, Marissa Marshall and Brook Russell. Molly Engle and Jen Fairchild were named to the All Conference second team while Brook Russell was named to the first team. The Offensive Award went to Brook Russell and the Defensive Award to Ashley George. The Special Natural Leader Award was given to Jen Fairchild. The Most Improved Award went to Lizzie Peel and the Coaches Award to Molly Engle.

• Brock Peterson received the Academic All State Award and the All State Award for basketball. The Offensive Award went to Sage McMinn and the Most Improved Award to Morgan Raw. The Over All Most Valuable Player and Leadership Award was given to Brock Peterson. The Coach’s Choice went to Colton Jones.    Rodie Keyes was awarded a letter on the rodeo team.

• All Conference Track Award winners are Rane Sager, Molly Engle, Emma Doolittle, Jen Fairchild, Brook Russell, Lauren Flatt, Brock Peterson, Devin Stallard, Morgan Raw, Taylor Croston and Arik Ayers. The top male performer with the most points scored this year is Brock Peterson. The numbers for the female will come in after Divisional and State Track  Meets. The Coach’s Choice  Awards went to Lauren Flatt, Devin Stallard and Brock Peterson. The annual Weenie of the Year Award in track has been given since 1986 and this year’s winner is Brook Russell.

• Shields Valley triple letter awards winners for participating in three sports are Arik Ayers, Morgan Raw, Brock Peterson, Lauren Flatt, Rane Sager, Jen Fairchild, Brook Russell and Emma Doolittle. Brock Peterson has earned this award four years in a row.

• Athlete of the Year Awards went to Brook Russell and Brock Peterson.

• Rodie Keyes has been competing with Nathan Ruth of Big Timber in team roping in youth and high school rodeos this spring. They won the team roping championship buckle at the May 6-7  Whitehall Youth Rodeo. They will be at the May 20-21  High School Rodeo in Forsyth and have qualified for the June 7-12 Montana State High School Rodeo in Baker.


Winners of the May 16 Senior Citizens card party were Jean Landers, first; Marie Smith, second; and Jean Skillman, low.

School schedule

• May 18: The  fourth graders are on a trip to Daily Lake.

• May 18-19: The Divisional Track Meet is in Frenchtown.

• May 21: The high school and eighth grade graduations start at 2 p.m. at the Clyde Park gym.

• May 23: The fifth grade field trip takes them to Lewis and Clark Caverns.

• May 26: The last day of school release time is noon.