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Monday, January 22, 2018

posted Jan 22, 2018, 8:27 AM by Kaci Vandervorst
Congratulations to the Eureka Robotics Club on their performance Saturday at Groton.  Choppers (Ben, Alex, and Eva) finished 8th and Double Trouble (Marcus and Dakota) finished 17th in the qualifying rounds out of 24 teams.  Both teams were able to move on to the alliance round and finished in the quarter finals.  Choppers was also awarded the Sportsmanship Award.


The following students are scheduled to work concessions tonight at the home GBB game against South Border: Katie Kirschenmann, Drezden Eberhart, Ben Parker, Elizabeth Payne, Zailee Allred, Kaitlyn Baglien, & Nick Angelo. Please be there by 5:00 PM.


SENIORS- If you have not returned your Senior Profile please email the Northwest Blade or drop it off in the office by this Friday, January 26th-Mrs. Wolf


Dates for science quiz bowl practice are tentatively set for Jan. 22, 24, and 30th.-Mrs. Erdmann                                                                                                                                             


Just a reminder of the blood drive scheduled for Thursday, January 25, 2018 in the MPR. Students ages 16 and 17 may donate blood, but need to have a signed consent form with them. Forms are available from Mrs. Erdmann. Those students signed up for blood drive need to make sure appointments are during study hall or after school, if possible."  Please contact LETTY MEHLHAFF AT 284-2661 OR 284-2698 if you would like to donate that day to set up an appointment.-Mrs. Erdmann


The Hoven FFA will be having a Soup Supper during the basketball double header match up in Hoven with the Eureka-Bowdle Patriots on January 25th!


Scholarship/Student Opportunities:

**Considering college?  Not quite prepared? College Prep is for you and it is free!  See Mrs. Mettler for more information.

**February 1, 2018 – Cam Wal Electric Cooperative Scholarship -- Seniors – Must be a U.S. citizen and dependent of a member-system consumer – See Mrs. Mettler for an application.

**America’s Farmers Grow Ag Leaders $1500 scholarship – seniors – must be furthering your education in an ag-related field – due February 1, 2018.  Apply at

**Friday, February 2, 2018 – Better Business Bureau Video Contest – Students grades 9th – 12th – Contest details available at

**February 16, 2016 – Three FEM Electric Cooperative Scholarships – Seniors – Must be a child of an FEM Electric member – See Mrs. Mettler for an application.

**February 23 – Youth Business Adventure – Juniors and Sophomores – University of South Dakota – June 17-22 – See Mrs. Mettler for more information and an application.

**Avera St. Luke’s Auxiliary is offering FIVE (5) - $500 scholarships to high school seniors interested in pursuing a health-related career.  Application available at  Applications are due on or before March 6, 2017

**Black Hill Chapter Germans from Russia Heritage Society Essay Contest – Middle School through High School.  Due March 20, 2018.  See Mrs. Mettler for more information.

**March 23 – SD Youth Trooper Academy – Juniors/Seniors – Sponsored by the SD Highway Patrol – June 25 – 29, in Pierre, SD.  See Mrs. Mettler if interested.

**March 31, 2018 – Resource Conservation Speech Contest – 9th—12th grade – Topic “How Does Your Watershed?”  Cash prizes totaling $2,300.  See Mrs. Mettler for entry form.

**Applications are open until March 31, 2018 – Build Dakota Scholarship – Students must be interested in pursuing technical institute training in a qualifies program in South Dakota – apply through the Build Dakota website –

**April 1 – The Scottish Rite Foundation – Seniors – May attend a college, university, or post-secondary school of your choice – awarding 20 - $250 book grants.  See Mrs. Mettler for an application.

**Healthcare Career Camp – June 17 – 22 on the campus of USD.  Sophomores, juniors, and seniors in the fall of 2018 are eligible to attend.  Registration materials can be found at  Must be postmarked no later than April 1, 2018.  Camp tuition is $100.

**Deadlines will vary – Sioux Falls Community Foundation – Seniors – Over 50 different scholarship opportunities are available to students who will be attending college this fall – not every scholarship will be available to you.  Awards range from $250 - $5,000  per academic year.  I will give each senior a copy and you may also access it and apply directly at

The South Dakota Board of Regents system scholarship applications are available on the SDBOR Website.  You can find out more information at the following link and see if you qualify:

**Seniors – scholarship information available at   Click on Visit Other Scholarship resources.  See Mrs. Mettler if you have questions.



Monday, January 22nd- MS BBB Leola/Frederick @ Eureka – 6th/7th 4:00 PM; 8th 5:00 PM

**GBB South Border @ Eureka – JV 6:30 PM; Varsity 8:00 PM

Tuesday, January 23rd- MS BBB Potter County @ Hoven – 6th/7th 4:30 PM; 8th 5:30 PM – Dismiss 2:45 PM; Leave 3:00 PM

Thursday, January 25th-GBB Potter County @ Hoven (DH) – JV 4:00; Varsity 6:30 PM – Leave Times: JV Dismiss 2:00/Leave 2:15 PM; Varsity 4:30 PM

**BBB Potter County @ Hoven (DH) – JV 5:15; Varsity 8:00 PM – Leave Times: JV Dismiss 2:00/Leave 2:15 PM; Varsity 4:30 PM

Friday, January 26th-GBB Strasburg/Zeeland @ Eureka (DH) – JV 4:00; Varsity 6:30 PM;

**BBB Strasburg/Zeeland @ Eureka (DH) – JV 5:15; Varsity 8:00 PM (BBB Parent’s Night)