A welcome message from our Activities Director
HELLO BEARCAT NATION and visiting teams/patrons! It is my pleasure to welcome you to Kearney High School where we strive for Excellence in and outside the classroom. KHS is a Class A school, a member of the Nebraska School Activities Association, and second-year member of the Heartland Athletic Conference. Prior to the 2018-2019 school year, Kearney High School had been a member of the Greater Nebraska Athletic Conference since 1984.
The Activities Department at Kearney High School strives to create valuable and positive experiences for all students as they learn to compete with character and confidence. The experiences they enjoy throughout the school year are evident, but the lifelong lessons they learn from participating cannot be underestimated or measured to show the positive impact on an individual level.
Kearney High School has had a tremendous amount of success competing at the state level in all athletics with 43 State Championships and 60 Runner-Up Teams. The success that the Bearcats have experienced is second to none at the state level. The success does not stop with our athletic programs as our activities at KHS are continuously competing for top 5 finishes at NSAA championships or receiving high-performance marks where championships are not attainable. Additionally, Kearney High School is only one of five Class A Schools to finish in the Top 10 of the All-School Activities Division of the NSAA’s Cup Competition 13 of the past 15 years it has been conducted. In recent years, during the 2018-2019 school year, the Bearcats were 2nd in Boys Cup scoring, 10th in Girls and 7th Combined (Girls and Boys) in the Cup Standings. These staggering statistics are trademarks of the caliber of athletes, activity participants, sponsors and coaches we have in Bearcat Nation.
Kearney High School has a rich history of stellar programming within all areas of our Fine and Performing Arts Department. In addition to a dedicated staff and leadership team, each area of this department has collaborated with various professionals within their field, competed at the highest levels of the state and nation, and provided enriching experiences through travel both nationally and internationally; all in an effort to launch our performers to the next level of their craft. We are consistently competing and out performing our peers at the state level and beyond in each of the areas of this department: band, orchestra, choir, theatre and competitive theatrics (speech and One-Act). The awards we have earned and the accomplishments our students have achieved are a testament to the dedication and hard work of the directors and students involved.
Kearney High School is fortunate to have outstanding support from parents, community members, businesses and Booster Club groups in all activities. All of these stakeholders play an instrumental role in the overall success of our school district. Our students, staff, administration, and school board appreciate your loyalty and support. Take a look around, the facilities at KHS speak for the support we have received from our community.
We are confident that everyone attending our events will exhibit the level of sportsmanship, integrity and personal conduct necessary to make tonight enjoyable for all. As a member of the Heartland Athletic Conference and the Nebraska School Activities Association we fully embrace this philosophy at Kearney High School. Again, it is my pleasure to welcome you to Kearney High School (The Home of the Kearney High Rowdies) and I hope that you enjoy tonight’s contests.
RYAN HOGUE, CAA - Ed. S
Kearney High School Assistant Principal/ Activities Director