Welcome from the Activities Director

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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.  Before 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 59 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 or 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 12 of the past 13 years it has been conducted.  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 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 KHS Rowdies) and I hope that you enjoy tonight’s contests.

Go Bearcats!

Ryan Hogue, CAA
Kearney High School Assistant Principal / Activities Director