Rory Schroeder (EHS '73) Recognized as 2021 Alumnus of the Year

On Thursday, October 21st, 2021 Rory Schroeder (EHS class of '73) was recognized as the 2021 Alumnus of the Year at the Elkhorn Public Schools Foundation's annual Hall of Fame event.

Rory Schroeder (EHS class of '73) with Hall of Fame award presenter Laura Burford, (EHS class of '93)

 


Rory Schroeder was born in Omaha, Nebraska to Orlo and Aloise Schroeder on April 1st, 1955. They lived in the Millard area where his brother Wyatt was born. Rory started attending Elkhorn Public Schools in elementary school.
Orlo and Aloise bought a local plumbing business in Elkhorn, and when Rory and Wyatt were old enough to drive, they began to learn the plumbing trade. Rory graduated from high school in 1973 having played football, basketball, track, and baseball. He also played trumpet in the band and sang in the choir. Rory and his future wife, Kathy Pojar, had the leads in the high school musical his senior year, and Kathy has been his “Fair Lady” ever since.

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Bryan Thompson (EHS '80) Recognized as 2020 Alumnus of the Year

On Thursday, October 21st, 2021 Bryan Thompson (EHS Class of '80) was recognized as the 2020 Alumnus of the Year at the Elkhorn Public Schools Foundation's annual Hall of Fame event.

Bryan Thompson (EHS class of '80) with Hall of Fame award presenter Patsy Schmidt, (EHS class of '61)

Bryan Thompson is a lifelong resident of Elkhorn, graduating in the Class of 1980. During high school, Bryan started working for St Joseph Hospital. When he graduated, he attended Metropolitan Community College part-time, where he received an Associate Degree in Industrial Maintenance in 1995. With this degree, Bryan then became a Manager with St Joseph Hospital. He also farmed part-time at his family farm outside of Valley.

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Cheers to 60 Years

After years of shaping children’s lives through educational opportunities, Elkhorn’s oldest elementary school celebrated its 60th anniversary last week.


On Sept. 17, students and their families gathered at Westridge Elementary School for a hot dog dinner, some cookies, and a fun party with staff and members of the Parent Teacher Organization. Students were treated to snacks, sunglasses, bracelets, history lessons (through old yearbooks and photos), and even a book fair within the school’s gym.

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