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  • CCHS student goes on European music tour

    Jaelee Strangford|Updated Aug 29, 2019

    Hello everyone! As most of you know, I spent the past year fundraising to be able to participate in the Northern Ambassadors of Music European Band Tour. After a lot of hard work, I finally reached my goal and spent the majority of the past summer touring around Europe and giving concerts in places like Windsor Castle, Napoleon's Square in Paris, Crans-Montana Village in Switzerland, and Rothenburg, Germany. Our group was surprisingly large, with over two hundred high schooler...

  • Local FFA chapter ends busy year

    Jaelee Strangford|Updated May 29, 2019

    On May 6 and 7, the Carter County FFA Chapter traveled to Great Falls to compete in the Montana CDE Days competition held at the MSU Great Falls campus. Members had a whirlwind of two days jam-packed with competitions and late nights. Gracie Tooke, Hannah LaBree, Heather LaBree and Jaelee Strangford spearheaded the Ag Communications team, and came out with great success. The team placed second overall. Individual placings for the team were: Hannah LaBree, 7th; Gracie Tooke,...

  • CCHS competes at State FFA

    Jaelee Strangford|Updated Apr 25, 2019

    On April 3-6, the CCHS FFA chapter spent the weekend in beautiful Bozeman for the 2019 Montana State FFA Convention. Members competed in several CDEs (Career Development Events) including Agronomy, Livestock Judging, Farm Business Management and Ag Mechanics. Results from these competitions are as follows: Agronomy: Heather Labree: 31st Hannah Labree: 36th Sean Wolentez: 85th Jasmine Erickson: 144th Overall placing: 20th Livestock Judging: Heather Labree: 21st Hannah Labree:...

  • FFA news

    Jaelee Strangford|Updated Feb 28, 2019

    On February 18 and 19, ten members of the Carter County FFA chapter traveled to Broadus to compete in the Eastern FFA District competition. Farm Business Management, Agronomy, Ag Mechanics, Livestock Judging, Parliamentary Procedure, Extemporaneous Speaking, and Junior Creed Speaking were on the agenda for those two days, and the CCHS FFA chapter delivered again with astounding results. Agronomy: Sean Wolenetz - 5th Hannah LaBree - 9th Heather LaBree - 13th Jasmine Erickson - 24th Overall Rank - 2nd Extemporaneous Speaking:...

  • FFa news

    Jaelee Strangford|Updated Aug 30, 2018

    The Carter County FFA Chapter is gearing up for another exciting year. Two members of our chapter attended the Alumni Leadership Camp in Highwood this year, Gracie Tooke and Jasmine Erickson. They have brought home valuable leadership skills and connections. Later in the summer, in August, the 2018-19 officer team comprised of Caleb Fix, Tori Tooke, Jaelee Strangford, Hannah and Heather LaBree, and Gracie Tooke, took a day trip to Billings for the annual officer retreat and a whole lot of fun. The officer team has finalized t...

  • Letter to the editor

    Jaelee Strangford|Updated Jun 28, 2018

    Hello, my name is Jaelee Strangford and I am a local student here at CCHS. Earlier in the year, I got a letter informing me that I had been nominated by my former band teacher, Mr. Brad Wick, to go on a European Band Tour with Voyageurs International. I decided to accept this nomination and will be leaving for the North Dakota State University campus in Fargo on July 5, 2019. I will be touring seven countries in 16 days: England, France, Germany, Italy, Sweden, Switzerland and Lichtenstein. I will get to see the Eiffel...

  • FFA news

    Jaelee Strangford|Updated May 24, 2018

    On April 30 and 31, the Carter County FFA Chapter made the trek to Big Timber, Montana to compete in the annual CDE Days competition. Kenzie Tooke, Heather LaBree, Hannah LaBree and Darin Schallenberger competed in the Food Science, Vet Science and Job Interview CDE’s. In Food Science, Heather placed 20th, Hannah placed 68th, Darin placed 70th and Kenzie rounded off the team with 75th place. For Vet Science, Heather took 24th, Hannah placed 82nd, Kenzie finished 123rd and Darin took home 145th. Then, on May 9, the chapter h...

  • Local FFA chapter travels to state convention

    Jaelee Strangford, CCHS FFA reporter|Updated Apr 12, 2018

    The FFA season is winding down for the year as the 88th Annual State FFA Convention was held in Billings from April 4 through April 7. Eleven CCHS FFA members attended, competing in five different Career Development Events (CDEs), including Agronomy, Farm Business Management, Livestock, Mechanics, and Parliamentary Procedure. In the Agronomy CDE: Kyleigh Bonsell placed 21st; Cameron Wolenetz - 92nd; Caleb Fix - 142nd, and the team finished 18th overall. In the FBM CDE: Hannah...

  • Local FFA chapter attends districts

    Jaelee Strangford, Carter County FFA Reporter|Updated Nov 2, 2017

    On September 26th, the local FFA chapter attended Fall Districts in Forsyth, Montana. Five members attended: Kyleigh Bonsell, Heather & Hannah LaBree, Jaelee Strangford, and Jasmine Erickson. The five girls had a busy day filled with range and livestock competitions, and, in the case of the LaBree twins and Strangford, both! The range team consisted of Hannah, Heather, Jaelee, and Kyleigh. Kyleigh placed 5th in the range competition, while Heather LaBree placed 22nd, Hannah...

  • New teachers at CCHS

    Jaelee Strangford|Updated Sep 28, 2017

    Editor's note: Mr. Jordan O'Donnell is another new face at CCHS this year. His information will be shared in a future article. School is in session once again at Carter County High and with the new year there are bound to be some new faces among the old. In this case, there have been some sparkling new additions to the high school staff and they have graciously agreed to let the community get to know them: What is your full name? Marvin Vanderpool What do you teach here in Eka...

  • FFA news

    Jaelee Strangford, Carter County FFA Reporter|Updated Aug 10, 2017

    The 2017-2018 CCHS officer team is gearing up for another exciting year. On August 1, 2017, six members of the team traveled with Mr. Whitney for their annual officer retreat in Rapid City, SD. The officers spent the day planning the chapter’s fundraisers for the coming year, watching a movie in the Rushmore Theater, and then spent the rest of the afternoon at the Wheels and Flags indoor amusement park playing laser-tag and racing go-karts. After eating dinner at Texas Roadhouse (and of course having a little mealtime fun a...

  • FFA news

    Jaelee Strangford, Carter County FFA Reporter|Updated Jun 22, 2017

    Even though school has been out for almost a month now, summer vacation hasn't quite started for the Carter County FFA chapter. On May 18th, Grafton Bonsell, Mick O'Connor, Seth Kennedy, Hannah & Heather Labree, Jordan King, and Jaelee Strangford, with the help of Sarah Strangford, Cam Labree, and Mr. Whitney, cleaned a stretch of Hwy 323 to fulfill the chapter's part in the Adopt-A-Highway Project. Then, on June 15th-18th, Strangford and the Labree twins attended the Alumni...

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