Hello my name is Kevin Edgren. I am the Student Advocate for the high school and middle school. This will be my second year at the school. I am the youngest of 6 kids. I have four brothers and one sister. I grew up in Holdrege, Nebraska. I went to a rural school for elementary and middle school then I went to Holdrege High. In high school I competed in football, wrestling, and track. We were 3 time conference champions in football and track. I am a 2 time state qualifier in wrestling and qualified once in shot put. After high school I went to UNK and competed in track for 3 years. Then I attended Western Nebraska Community College in Sidney Ne. Where I got my associates degree in general studies. After a couple of years I got my associates degree in Architectural Drafting from Central Community College in Grand Island.
I grew up on a farm, but did not want to farm when I got older. In high school I worked for Brown construction company, until my brother started his own company then I worked for him. In college I worked for Melroy’s construction and then Olsson Associates an engineering and surveying company which made me want to change my degree from Interior Design to Construction Management. When I went to Sidney I worked at Cabela’s after graduating I transferred to Kearney and worked at Cabela’s for 1 more year. Then I took a job at Builders where I started at the lumber counter in Kearney. Moving to Project Center Supervisor then transfer to the Grand Island store where I worked as one of the inside contractor sales. While at Builders I received my drafting degree and started drafting for Builders. I became Assistant Manager then outside sales. I worked for Builders for 11 years. After Builders I worked construction for King Builders where I worked on a lot of upper end homes. During this time I started my own drafting company. Where I got the opportunity to build one of my plans for a customer. My connections with contractors has helped me with my drafting company.
While working at Builders I met Jill through friends and we began dating. Then in 2004 we were married. We have three kids. Ikaiah who is in the 7th grade, Hayden who is in 5th grade, and Gabriella who is in the 2nd grade. All three are involved in activities. Ikaiah with junior high sports and baseball in the summer. Hayden got to play the first year of tackle football for Wood River 5-6 graders which he really enjoyed. He also enjoys playing basketball, baseball, and he has also wrestled when he was younger. Gabriella enjoys doing gymnastics and softball.
With the new adventure in working at the school I help students with homework from 6th grade to seniors. I also help coach the throwers on the track team my favorite sport. I also help coach my kids in the sports that they do. This year I was recruited to help with the After School Program at the elementary school. I am the sports skills leader. At church I serve on the property committee. On Wednesday nights during the school year I help with the elementary kids. During the summer I help with vacation bible school.