WELCOME HOME OLYMPIC GOLD MEDALIST KATIE PHILPOT
Saturday, March 23
Second Avenue to 39th Street
Please welcome home Kearney Bearcat, Katie Philpot. Katie earned two gold medals and two silver medals in the Special Olympics World Games in Abu Dhabi and Dubai.
The Philpot's will receive a police escort from the interstate up Second Avenue to 39th Street on Saturday, March 23, at noon.
Please welcome our Olympic champion home by lining the return route and making a sign.
Katie is a KHS sophomore and competes on the swimming, cross country, and track teams.
KHS Senior Molly Hoback received a National Gold Medal from the National Scholastic Art and Writing Awards for her graphic design piece, "American Burying Beetle".
This national award comes after the state level award Hoback received earlier this year. Because she received a gold award at the state level, her piece moved on to compete nationally and won a National Gold Medal.
“This is a huge deal and we are really excited to share the news,” said KHS teacher Charlotte Kaeding. “Molly is one of 11 Nebraska students, out of 3,800 who submitted art, to receive a National Gold Medal.
Molly's art will be on display at Parsons School of Design and Pratt Institute’s Manhattan Gallery in New York from May 31- June 8. After this, her art will be part of a two-year traveling exhibit. Molly has been invited to attend the National Ceremony at Carnegie Hall on June 6.
Kearney High School is pleased to announce the hiring of Kyle Fletcher as the next Head Girls Basketball Coach for the Bearcats. Fletcher brings a wealth of Class A coaching experience to the Lady Bearcat Basketball program.
Coach Fletcher has been an Assistant/Head JV Boys Basketball Coach at KHS for the past two seasons. He also teaches math at Kearney High School. Prior to KHS, he was Assistant/Head JV Boys Basketball Coach at Norfolk for 10 years.
“His ability to motivate students in the classroom and on the basketball court is evident and proven in his two years at KHS,” stated Ryan Hogue, KHS Assistant Principal/ Activities Director. “Coach Fletcher coaches at a high level and builds strong relationships with our students that will build trust and motivate our athletes to compete at a high level night in and night out.” Hogue is confident that Coach Fletcher will successfully formulate and communicate his own plan/philosophy with the KPS Middle School coaches to develop KPS youth basketball players for continued success.
Coach Fletcher will take over the Lady Bearcat Basketball program with the promotion of Jason Boyd (13 years as head coach) to Assistant Principal for the 2019-2020 school year.
“I am honored and excited to be selected as the next Kearney High girls’ basketball head coach,” said Fletcher. “The Kearney High girls’ basketball job presents a great opportunity to compete with the best competition in the state of Nebraska. The program has established itself as one of the most consistent in Class A under the direction of Coach Jason Boyd and his staff. Our goal will be to surround the girls with a positive environment at all levels where they can grow and feel challenged to be the best team possible. My commitment is to provide a great example of hard work and dedication to empower our players so we can give the community a program that they will support and be proud of.”
Fletcher was a member of the UNK men’s basketball team from 2001-2005. He has a wife Michelle, and sons Henry (6) and Grayson (2).
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