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SUNDAY, MAY 14, 2017

OMAHA WORLD-HERALD SCHOLARS

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INTRODUCING THE 2017 ACADEMIC ALL-STATE TEAM The cream of the crop in a field of more than 1,000 eligible scholars in Nebraska JASMINE PARMLEY MILLARD SOUTH

NATE STIEREN

BEN RHODES GRETNA

MILES KAY

ELKHORN SOUTH

OMAHA CENTRAL

KEENAN ALLEN

ABRAM TURNER

LINCOLN EAST

DARREL CHEW OMAHA NORTH

AMANDA ROWLEY LINCOLN PIUS X

JOSHUA MILITTI OMAHA WESTSIDE

HEIDI THORSON/THE WORLD-HERALD

INSIDE: Learn about the All-State Team and meet other scholars from Nebraska and western Iowa earning All Academic recognition. Also find the 2017 Key Staffer honorees and scholarship winners at 40+ metro high schools.

LINCOLN SOUTHEAST


2017 All Metro Academic Team First Team

Darrel Chew

Miles Kay

Jasmine Parmley

Omaha North

Omaha Central

Millard South

Omaha Brownell-Talbot

All State

All State

Anjana Srikumar

All State

Parents: Lian Ti and Chin Chew Class rank: 1 out of 350 Test scores: 35/1570 NM Accomplishments: School’s Honors Orchestra concertmaster; co-founder and captain of school’s Quiz Bowl team; first-place finishes at multiple math competitions, including Calculus Bee, UNO and UNL Math Day, and qualified for AIME as sophomore and junior; Science Bowl captain, earned I Am Science Smart Award; won state at the chemistry lab in Science Olympiad

Parents: Laurie and Charles Kay Jr. Class rank: 1 out of 521 Test scores: 35/1590 NM Accomplishments: Student Council officer; tennis team captain; Academic Decathlon team member, medalist at regional and state levels; won awards at several math contests, including UNL Math Day, AMC test result as a junior qualified to move to American Invitational Mathematics Examination; member of Science Bowl team that won state medals, team captain

Parents: Chris and Rie Parmley Class rank: 2 out of 484 Test scores: 35/1590 NM Accomplishments: Percussion section leader; National Honor Society officer; American Mathematics Competition 10 and AMC 12 top scorer; one of 10 All-Around Student Award winners at the school (won two years in a row); Doane TriMATHlon and UNL Math Day competitor

Parents: Nadarajah and Suganthi Srikumar Class rank: no ranking/class of 41 Test scores: 1570 NM Accomplishments: Newspaper editor-in-chief, yearbook copy editor; member of school team that qualified for world and national robotics tournament, won five regional design awards; part of school team that won first place overall at UNL Math Day; AP U.S. History Bowl at UNO, first place in long essay division; National Spanish Exam bronze and silver medalist

Lucy Cordes

Priya Kukreja

Ben Rhodes

Nate Stieren

Omaha Central

Millard North

Gretna

Elkhorn South

Parents: Henry Cordes and Susan Stiles Class rank: 10 out of 521 Test scores: 35/1540 NM Accomplishments: Senior class representative and Student Council officer; National Honor Society vice president; president of 70-member A Cappella Choir, selected for school’s chamber choir of 28 students; Academic Decathlon, medalist in regional and state competitions; performed in school musicals for three years; AP Scholar with Distinction

Parents: Prakash Kukreja and Priti Agrawal Class rank: 1 out of 572 Test scores: 34/1580 NM Accomplishments: Lincoln Douglas debate national qualifier two years, second-place finish in 2016; varsity tennis team captain two years, 2014 State Championship #2 Doubles winners; member of team that won state championship in Nebraska Economics Challenge, finished eighth in national contest; co-editor-in-chief of school newspaper, winning paper and individual awards

Parents: Rod and Liz Rhodes Class rank: 1 out of 241 Test scores: 36/1520 NM Accomplishments: Senior Class secretary; Boys State representative; two year varsity drumline section leader; 2016 Quiz Bowl champion; Class B State Tennis team member, runner-up finish; boys soccer team member, two years team captain; 2014 Nebraska Class A Play Production state champion

Parents: Dennis and Susie Stieren Class rank: 8 out of 264 Test scores: 36/1530 NM Accomplishments: Member of football team, undefeated State Champions in Class B two years in a row; taught ACT Prep class to 110 peers from Elkhorn South, Elkhorn and Bennington High Schools; nominated for the U.S. Naval Academy, the U.S. Air Force Academy and Merchant Marine Academy

Dominic Giandinoto

Joshua Militti

Kelly Speltz

Grace Trembath

Elkhorn

Omaha Westside All State

Parents: Jennifer and David Giandinoto Class rank: 1 out of 224 Test scores: 35/1520 NM Accomplishments: Senior Class board president; Student Council hospitality chair; show choir; team member for TEAM+S engineering and math competition, “Best in State” winner; National Honor Society; No. 1 class rank

Parents: Dave Militti and Jenn and Dan Goaley Class rank: 1 out of 450 Test scores: 36/1570 NM Accomplishments: Mu Alpha Theta president; Harvard Model Congress president; Junior Classical League vice president; intramural basketball team captain; National AP Scholar award won as a junior; DECA, qualified for nationals; honors in math and chemistry, summa cum laude distinction for Latin studies; Presidential Scholars Award nominee

All State

All State

Bellevue East

Omaha Concordia

Parents: Tami Speltz, David Speltz Class rank: 1 out of 351 Test scores: 35/1560 NM Accomplishments: Key Club President; mellophone section leader; twice member of first-place team at the Nebraska Economics Challenge; Nebraska All-State Orchestra, AllState Band; Nebraska-Iowa Key Club District Board officer two years; Academic Decathlon co-captain two years, highest scorer in school history; Science Olympiad, state medalist and national qualifier

Parents: Nancy Novotny and Dimitri Trembath Class rank: 1 out of 82 Test scores: 35/1570 NM Accomplishments: National Honor Society president; Student Council all three years, as vice president senior year helped organize a Class Olympics, write a Constitution and Bylaws for the council, and organize school dances and blood drives; Nebraska State Envirothon champion

Second Team Matthew Coffey

Omaha Creighton Prep

Matthew Gromowsky

Connor McFayden

Benedict Murray

Samantha Seaman

Katie Williams

Omaha Skutt

Platteview

Elkhorn Mount Michael

Bellevue East

Omaha Marian

Parents: Steve and Barbara Murray Class rank: not ranked/class of 56 Score: 35 ACT

Parents: Joseph Seaman, Wendy Seaman Class rank: 1 out of 351 Test score: 36 ACT

Parents: David and Maggie Williams Class rank: 1 out of 174 Test scores: 35 ACT, 1500 SAT, NM

Parents: Amy and Jeff Gromowsky Class rank: 3 out of 137 Test score: 36 ACT, NM

Parent: Diana McFayden Class rank: 1 out of 94 Test scores: 36 ACT, 1580 SAT

Morgan E. Gallagher

Chloe Klare

Joel Meyer

Tyler C. Paul

Jiayu Shao

Justin D. Xiong

Bellevue East

Omaha Central

Millard West

PapillionLa Vista South

Millard North

Millard North

Parents: Brian Klare, Wendy Klare Class rank: 3 out of 525 Test score: 35 ACT

Parents: Mike and Diane Meyer Class rank: 1 out of 524 Test score: 35 ACT

Parents: Keryn Paul and the late Jerry Paul Class rank: 3 out of 359 Test score: 35 ACT, NM

Parents: Shengjun Shao; Keer Sun Class rank: 5 out of 572 Test scores: 35 ACT, 1550 SAT, NM

Parents: Simon Xiong, Ying Song Class rank: 6 out of 572 Test scores: 35 ACT, 1600 SAT, NM

Parents: John Coffey and Gina DiRenzo-Coffey Class rank: 3 out of 292 Test scores: 35 ACT, 1530 SAT, NM

Parents: Patrick Gallagher, Rochelle Gallagher Class rank: 1 out of 351 Test scores: 35 ACT, 1550 SAT, NM

NOTE: Two SAT tests could be reported, one with a maximum score of 2400 and one with a 1600 maximum. NM = National Merit finalist


2017 All Eastern Academic Team First Team

Keenan Allen

Ojus Jain

Marta Pulfer

Joelle Tangen

Lincoln East

Lincoln East

Wayne

Lincoln Southwest

Parents: Bill Allen, Jodi Allen Class rank: 4 out of 420 Test scores: 36/1570 NM Accomplishments: Public Forum team captain, national qualifier in two debate competitions, state and local contest winner; FBLA state winner and national finalist, local chapter officer: reporter, treasurer and vice president; Math Club member four years and two Top 25 finishes at UNL Math Day; Cornhusker Boys’ State representative; Presidential Scholars Award nominee

Parents: Anui Jain, Ritoo Jain Class rank: 1 out of 420 Test scores: 35/1560 NM Accomplishments: Science Bowl/Olympiad Team two-time national qualifier and state champion; one of five nationwide to receive 2016 Association for Career & Technical Education: Outstanding Business Student; FBLA regional vice president and state president in 2017, state champion and national qualifier; debate team captain, state tournament winner and national qualifier; Student Advisory Council; LPS StudentServe executive director; Presidential Scholars Award nominee

Parents: Kent and Jodi Pulfer Class rank: 1 out of 78 Test scores: 36/1550 NM Accomplishments: National Honor Society president; Art Club president; four-time state qualifier in cross country; state qualifier in track and field in the 1600m and 3200m, Academic All-State, Mid-State Conference All Conference Academic Team captain; winner at Northeast Community College Academic Contest

Parents: Kristen Tangen, Matthew Tangen

Class rank: 25 out of 447 Test scores: 34/1500 NM Accomplishments: Rank Leader of flute section; finalist in Expository Speaking at national speech tournament, three-time qualifier with duo partner; Marching Band, received a Division 1 ranking at state three years in a row; WoodmenLife American History Award

Austin Gronewold

Abby Johnson

Amanda Rowley

Abram Turner

Lincoln Pius X

Lincoln Southeast

Parents: Mitch and Karen Rowley Class rank: 1 out of 312 Test scores: 36/1580 NM Accomplishments: Winner of school’s Outstanding Student award for history, biology, sophomore math, chemistry, Spanish, junior math and physics; member of school’s landscaping club, helped clean up and renovate the yards of several Lincoln residents; mock trial team member, runner-up at district-level competition; Presidential Scholars Award nominee

Parents: Mary and Joseph Turner Class rank: 1 out of 544 Test scores: 36/1560 NM Accomplishments: Two-time cross-country team captain, two-time Super State Cross Country Team medalist, three-sport letter winner: cross country, swimming and track; speech team captain, Octofinalist at national tournament, placing in top 60 in International Extemporaneous Speaking; Nebraska EPSCoR/IDeA Young Nebraska Scientist; Presidential Scholar nominee

Natalie Schieuer

Andy Zhu

All State

Lincoln Northeast

Lincoln Southeast

Parents: Jeff and Shannon Gronewold Class rank: 1 out of 408 Test scores: 36/1480 NM Accomplishments: Tri M vice president; National Honor Society treasurer; maintained No. 1 class rank through all of high school; passed all AP tests with a score of 4 or better and received college credit for high school courses; Presidential Scholars Award nominee

Parents: Jeff and Mary Johnson Class rank: 2 out of 544 Test scores: 35/1440 NM Accomplishments: We the People Competition state champions; cross country and track letters; emcee for school talent show, wrote and performed 20 skits; Presidential Scholar nominee; AP Scholar with Distinction

Cole Homer

Evan Mettenbrink

All State

All State

Lincoln Southwest

Seward

Lincoln Pius X

Lincoln East

Parents: Mike and Sheryl Homer Class rank: 9 out of 447 Test scores: 35/1560 Accomplishments: Basketball team member for four years; Academic All-State Athlete

Parents: Michael and Laurie Mettenbrink Class rank: 1 out of 119 Test scores: 34/1470 NM Accomplishments: Student representative to School Board; SkillsUSA Nebraska State Treasurer, state and national Medical Math champion; cross country team captain (two years), state qualifier; Doane TriMathlon, UNL Math Day champion in math and social science; Quiz Bowl team captain (two years), with conference and district wins

Parents: Kevin and Heidi Schieuer Class rank: 1 out of 312 Test scores: 36 Accomplishments: National Honor Society vice president; varsity girls basketball senior captain and Class A number one singles player; winner of National Emperor Science Award, earning a mentorship at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston with a cancer research scientist; Girls State representative, Girls Nation alternate; Top Scorer on the U.S. government test; Pius X Leadership Team member

Parents: Junwei and Dan Zhu Class rank: 2 out of 420 Test scores: 35/2090 NM Accomplishments: Debate team captain, qualifier for two national contests, state and local contest winner; FBLA 2016 state champion and national finalist, Lincoln East FBLA treasurer, senior representative; Nebraska EPSCoR paid research intern; Science Bowl/ Olympiad team captain, national qualifier and state champion, 2017; LPS StudentServe department chair

Second Team Allan Cramblitt

Katharina Dvorak

Jackson Lederer

Seth Pierce

Alicia Rauner

Nathan Spilker

Yutan

Lincoln High

Lincoln Southwest

West PointBeemer

Lincoln Southeast

Beatrice

Parents: Bruce and Karrie Dvorak Class rank: 4 out of 486 Test scores: 34 ACT, 1470 SAT, NM

Parents: Eric and Christie Lederer Class rank: 3 out of 447 Test score: 35 ACT

Parents: Lynn and Maggie Pierce Class rank: 1 out of 48 Test score: 35 ACT

Parents: Lisa and Robert Rauner Class rank: 3 out of 544 Test score: 35 ACT

Felix Cui

Riley Kilzer

Braden Peters

Lara Quiring

Jack Schulz

Adam Zastrow

Lincoln East

Lincoln Northeast

Pender

Lincoln East

Fremont

Lincoln Pius X

Parents: Ye Wang, Hong Cui Class rank: 3 out of 420 Test scores: 35 ACT, 2320 SAT

Parents: James and Gina Kilzer Class rank: 3 out of 408 Test score: 35 ACT

Parents: Michael and Andrea Cramblitt Class rank: 1 out of 39 Test scores: 35 ACT, 1520 SAT

NOTE: Two SAT tests could be reported, one with a maximum score of 2400 and one with a 1600 maximum. NM = National Merit finalist

Parents: Matt and Pam Peters Class rank: 1 out of 23 Test score: 35 ACT

Parents: Roger and Jane Quiring Class rank: 6 out of 420 Test scores: 34 ACT, 2300 SAT, NM

Parents: Tim and Lisa Schulz Class rank: 1 out of 290 Test scores: 35 ACT, 1520 SAT

Parents: Scott and Jean Spilker Class rank: 1 out of 145 Test score: 34 ACT

Parents: Dave and Luann Zastrow Class rank: 1 out of 312 Test score: 35 ACT


2017 All West-Central Academic Team First Team

Jack Arens

Reagan Bowen

Colin Maly

Ainsworth

Grand Island

Crete

Trenton Plager HTRS

Parents: Jim and Deana Arens Class rank: 1 out of 35 Test scores: 35/1530 NM Accomplishments: Class president, Student Council president, National Honor Society president; Athletic Club president; extemporaneous speaking, district speech contest wins, state qualifier; As president, the student council made improvements to locker rooms and bathrooms and installed water bottle fillers; cross country; mock trial

Parents: Todd and Jackie Bowen Class rank: 1 out of 462 Test scores: 34 Accomplishments: Senior Class president; flute section leader, NMEA All-State Band; National Honor Society president; AP Scholar with Distinction; two-time state speech qualifier: four-year Academic Letter winner; three-year Band Letter winner

Parents: Jason and Kari Maly Class rank: 1 out of 121 Test scores: 35 Accomplishments: President of Youth in Governance club, including volunteering to teach multiple after-school classes; first chair and section leader of trumpets, including superior rating at district music contest; president of National Honor Society; Student Council class representative; Lincoln Journal Star Academic All-State award recipient (track and field)

Parents: Don and Cheryl Plager Class rank: 1 out of 36 Test scores: 34/1500 NM Accomplishments: Senior and Junior Class Student Council representative; FFA President; HTRS Titan Youth Mentoring Secretary; Academic Decathlon, two-year state qualifier and medalist; Peru State Business Contest winner; Peru State Math Contest winner; state mock trial qualifier two years; helped to found a capella group at school, the HTRS Crescendudes

Jonah Bennett

Anna Hornbacher

Hunter Moural

Christopher Rosenlund

Kearney

Grand Island

Grand Island

Grand Island Northwest

Parents: Craig and Audrey Bennett Class rank: 1 out of 339 Test scores: 34 Accomplishments: Principal double bass, All-State two years, president of Tri-M music honor society, outstanding soloist at UNO Jazz Festival 2017; outstanding performance, district music contest 2016, NCPA Academic All-State Award

Parents: Lois Maybon, Mark Maybon, Thomas Hornbacher Class rank: 1 out of 462 Test scores: 33/1450 NM Accomplishments: Marching Band section leader; Symphonic Band section leader; AP Scholar With Honors; four Varsity Academic Letters; Varsity Girls Golf Letter two years, played in district and state tournaments; NCPA Academic All-State Award

Parents: Melinda and Butch Moural Class rank: 1 out of 462 Test scores: 34 Accomplishments: Show choir four years, section leader two years, multiple contest recognitions; shot put in track, state qualifier; AP test score recognition; No. 1 class rank; student council member

Parents: Jon and Becky Rosenlund Class rank: 2 out of 183 Test scores: 35/1530 NM Accomplishments: Show Choir dance captain/tenor section leader; All-State Chorus; Trumpet section leader, honor bands and wind ensembles for UNL, UNO and UNK events, conference honor band and Grand Island All-City Honor Band; Academic All-State Award for both cross country and track & field; member of Congressman Adrian Smith’s Youth Advisory Council

Hundter Biede

Sienna Kunze

Andrew Phares

Tate VunCannon

Adams Central

Grand Island

North Platte

Columbus Scotus

Parents: Mark and Karri Biede Class rank: 4 out of 85 Test scores: 35/1460 NM Accomplishments: Class vice president; State Parliamentarian on Nebraska FBLA State Officer Team, placed fourth in Parliamentary Procedure at nationals; Academic Decathlon, team and individual medalist at regionals; Science Olympiad, first place win; Quiz Bowl, second in State Quiz Bowl

Parents: David and Michelle Kunze Class rank: 1 out of 462 Test scores: 34 Accomplishments: Student Council member; swim team captain, four-year competitor; band section leader, NMEA All-State Orchestra; AP Scholar with Distinction; state mock trial competitor; Youth Leadership Tomorrow

Parents: Brian Phares and Kathy Phares

Parents: Jenni and Mike VunCannon Class rank: 6 out of 63 Test scores: 35 Accomplishments: Student Council vice president; National Honor Society officer; editor of the school newspaper; member of the 2015 Class C-1 State Champion football team; member of the winningest class in Scotus boys basketball history; winner of two medals at the 2016 State Journalism competition

Class rank: 1 out of 257 Test scores: 35 Accomplishments: Speech and debate team officer, three-time qualifier for national tournament in international extemporaneous speaking, qualifier for state tournament in both Informative and extemporaneous speaking. marching band four years, section leader for tenor drums, field show Superior rating at state

Second Team Jessica Buhman

William Castner

Luke Jarecke

Jesse Osborn

Ashley Snell

Jackson VanLaningham

Columbus Scotus

Sidney

Columbus Scotus

Columbus

Axtell Parents: Matt and Joy Snell Class rank: 1 out of 14 Test score: 34 ACT

WilcoxHildreth

Parents: Greg and Kim Jarecke Class rank: 5 out of 63 Test score: 34 ACT

Parents: Betty Osborn and Jim Osborn Class rank: 7 out of 262 Test score: 33 ACT

Parents: Phil and Jeana Buhman Class rank: 2 out of 63 Test score: 34 ACT

Parents: Ralph and Kim Castner Class rank: 3 out of 75 Test score: 33 ACT

Parents: Randy and Jody VanLaningham Class rank: 1 out of 18 Test scores: 33 ACT, 1470 SAT

Lauren Carrig

Zakary Folchert

Naomi Kosch

Thomas Pfeiffer

Hunter Stewart

Alyssa Wells

Columbus

North Platte Parents: Ken and Dawn Folchert Class rank: 1 out of 257 Test score: 33 ACT

Columbus Scotus

DoniphanTrumbull

HastingsSt. Cecilia

Grand Island

Parents: Rob and Joyce Carrig Class rank: 1 out of 262 Test score: 34 ACT

Parents: Aaron and Shannon Kosch Class rank: 1 out of 63 Test score: 34 ACT

Parents: Mark Pfeiffer and Kimberly Pfeiffer Class rank: 1 out of 39 Test score: 34 ACT

Parents: Marjorie Stewart-Hernandez and John Stewart Class rank: 3 out of 34 Test score: 35 ACT

NOTE: Two SAT tests could be reported, one with a max score of 2400 and one with a 1600 max. NM = National Merit finalist

Parents: Kent and Jeanine Wells Class rank: 1 out of 462 Test score: 34 ACT


2017 All Western Iowa Academic Team Meet the top scholars of western Iowa. The 12 named to the First Team are below; the 98 earning honorable mention are pictured on Page 13. The students represent 50 western Iowa schools. To be considered, the students had to rank No. 1 or No. 2 in their senior class or post scores of at least 32 on the ACT or at least 1390 on the SAT college entrance exams.

Marie Bernard

Taylor Divita

Kelsey Jackson

Sioux City Heelan

CB Abraham Lincoln

Sioux City Heelan

Christopher Andrew Nii Ayitey Okine

Parents: Pierre and Linda Bernard Class rank: 5 out of 129 Test scores: 33 Accomplishments: Yearbook editor; National Honor Society; Student of the Month and Student of the Year awards, including Science Student of the Month; selected for KU Honors Program; ACT English instructor; football cheerleading and tennis for four years

Parents: Shawn and Erin Divita Class rank: 8 out of 289 Test scores: 32 Accomplishments: Accepted into honors program at University of Iowa; graduating with 45 college credits (three college semesters); through school’s Health Science class, obtained CPR and First Aid certification

Parents: John and Lori Jackson Class rank: 2 out of 129 Test scores: 34/1540 Accomplishments: Co-captain of debate team, qualified for state debate tournament, won second best speaker award at Des Moines speech tournament; captain of Quiz Bowl team, second in state championship, one of nine All-State Quiz Bowl players; Iowa All-State Honor Choir three times; lead in two school musicals; won various regional competitions for music composition

Parents: Albert and Mary Okine Class rank: 2 out of 305 Test scores: 33 Accomplishments: Multicultural Club secretary; Science Olympiad president/ founder; second in State HOSA (Health Occupational Students of America), public service announcement competition; varsity cross country; Rotary Student of the Month for September; National Honor Society

Emily Boettger

Scott Halbur

Lyndi Kiple

Matthew Stenzel

Denison

IKM-Manning

Sergeant Bluff-Luton

Shenandoah

Parents: David and Darcy Boettger Class rank: 5 out of 156 Test scores: 35 Accomplishments: Key Club treasurer; FFA chapter president, represented Iowa at national FFA Vet Science Career Development Event, won state event; Southwest Iowa Bandmaster’s Association Honor Band three times

Parents: Scott and Darlys Halbur Class rank: 1 out of 56 Test scores: 35 Accomplishments: Senior class president; co-captain of Quiz Bowl team, winner of Western Iowa Conference Quiz Bowl as junior, second place as senior; qualified twice for All-State Individual Speech

Parents: Chip and Shari Kiple Class rank: 1 out of 122 Test scores: 35/1410 NM Accomplishments: President of Student Council for two years; Division 1 rating three years in Iowa State Dance Solo; third in Write Women Back Into History essay contest hosted by the State of Iowa; first chair clarinet, Division 1 Superior rating and Division 2 Excellent ratings for clarinet solos; varsity football cheerleading, travel squad

Parents: Steven and Wendi Stenzel

Joshua Cheek

Reagan Hansen

Rachel Kitrell

Ethan Vick

Harlan

Harlan

Sioux City East

Sioux City East

Parents: Jeff and Janell Leinen, Kevin Cheek Class rank: 21 out of 129 Test scores: 34 Accomplishments: Varisty football, basketball, tennis and baseball (team captain in football and basketball); Iowa Basketball Coaches Association’s 2017 Academic All State Basketball Team; Academic All Conference football, All-Conference and All-District football; 2016 2 doubles Hawkeye 10 Conference tennis champions; All-Conference, All-District, All-State HM and Nonpareil All Area baseball; Student Council member; graduating with 28 college credits

Parents: Josh and Renee Hansen Class rank: 10 out of 129 Test scores: 33/1410 Accomplishments: Iowa High School Speech Association’s All-State Festival; one of four delegates representing Iowa at the National Student Leadership Summit; Student Council officer, Student Body mayor; cross country, qualified for state; QuestBridge finalist; Key Club treasurer

Parents: Jesse and Shelly Kitrell Class rank: 2 out of 327 Test scores: 33 Accomplishments: Spanish Honor Society; National Council on Youth Leadership; AllState Honor Chorus; first place in University of South Dakota Honors Recital for clarinet solo

Parents: Darrin and Angela Vick Class rank: 1 out of 327 Test scores: 34/1480 NM Accomplishments: Spanish Honor Society; straight A’s throughout high school career; Mr. Raider football award recipient, varsity football for three years; band, marching band, symphonic band (trombone)

Sioux City North

Class rank: 5 out of 77 Test scores: 33 Accomplishments: FFA president, winner of state, district and chapter awards; Southwest Iowa Honor Marching Band; football co-captain, Second Team All-District Lineman; Newcomer of the Year in baseball; IHSAA Distinguished Academic Achievement Awards; Optimist Club Citizenship Award

NOTE: NM = National Merit finalist

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MEET OUR NIFTY NINE, 1 JOSHUA MILITTI

Omaha Westside; 1st in class of 450; 36 ACT/1570 SAT; National Merit finalist Parents: Dave Militti and Jen and Dan Goaley College plans: University of Minnesota, with double major in chemical engineering and mathematics Scholarships: National Merit; Minnesota Gold Scholar, National On getting the most from high school: Take the time to enjoy high school. Take some less intense classes, find something different that might interest you. Free time is spent: Watching Netflix Something surprising: I have a black belt in tae kwon do. Favorite social media outlet: None Ten years from now, you may find him: Working as a chemical engineer, perhaps building batteries for Tesla Favorite school cafeteria food: Everything bagel with strawberry cream cheese

2 AMANDA ROWLEY

Lincoln Pius X; 1 of 312; 36 ACT/ 1580 SAT; National Merit finalist Parents: Karen and Mitch Rowley College plans: University of NebraskaLincoln, majoring in mathematics and exploring additional majors in computer science and actuarial science Scholarships: UNL Regents, Chancellor’s, Honors Textbook; Leta Hollingworth-Nebraska Association for the Gifted; Nebraska Insurance Federation; National Merit; Nebraska Wesleyan Founders; Creighton Magis, Roman Shaffel S.J.; Drake Presidential, Trustee On succeeding in high school? If I could have a conversation with my freshman self, I’d tell her to get assignments done early, participate in class and enjoy herself (because high school can actually be a lot of fun). In her free time: I enjoy reading books (particularly fantasy novels), watching “Doctor Who” and “Marvel” movies, listening to musicals, knitting and solving jigsaw puzzles. People might be surprised to know: I originally wanted to learn any instrument except the saxophone (now I play both the alto sax and baritone sax). Favorite social media outlet: I usually do not get very involved in social media, so I could probably live without it. Ten years from now: I want to have completed my undergraduate and graduate degrees and be working in a challenging and rewarding position in analytics. I also want to have my own personal library, adopt a couple of puppies and play in a jazz band on the weekends. Favorite school cafeteria food: Snickerdoodle cookies!

3 BEN RHODES

Gretna; 1 of 241; 36 ACT/ 1520 SAT; National Merit finalist Parents: Rod and Liz Rhodes College plans: University of NebraskaLincoln, majoring in political science Scholarships: UNL Regents, Chancellor’s, University Honors; NYU Liberal Studies On succeeding in high school: If you have free time, use it to get homework done in advance, even if it’s not due for a while, because you never know when you’ll have an opportunity to do it. In other words, don’t procrastinate. Free time is likely to be spent: Reading, listening to music, watching soccer or basketball, or spending time with friends. One surprising thing: I’m ambidextrous. Social media outlet of choice: Snapchat Ten years from now: Living in a large coastal city and working for the government. Favorite school cafeteria food? Mac and cheese or chicken strips

4 JASMINE PARMLEY

Millard South; 2 of 484; 35 ACT/ 1590 SAT; National Merit finalist Parents: Chris and Rie Parmley College plans: Harvard, with a focus on government Scholarships: Dartmouth; Harvard Faculty; UC Berkeley Middle Class Access; National Merit; UNL Regents, Honors; Iowa Academic Success, Old Gold; Creighton Roman Shaffel S.J., Magis; Minnesota Gold Scholar, National, Freshman Research and Creative; UNO Regents On succeeding in high school: High school goes by so quickly. I wish I hadn’t spent so many moments too selfconscious to be my most authentic self. How she spends her free time: I listen to music, read poetry, take long walks and bake cookies. One surprising thing: I love, love, love stationery, and have a large collection of pens, markers and sticky notes. Also, I have the same freckle on both ears. Favorite social media outlet? Snapchat; I like to use my Snapchat Story as sort of a live, public diary. (Please follow me @jasmine_parmley!) Ten years from now: I want to be meeting new people every day. It would be really neat to learn more languages and go into international law. Favorite school cafeteria food? Maybe the baby carrots. I really like baby carrots.

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members of The World-Herald’s 2017 All State Academic Team amassed impressive credentials during high school: top titions. • They will leave Omaha in the fall and spread out across the country. • Destinations include Alabama-Huntsville, niversity of Minnesota, one to possibly Colorado Springs for the Air Force Academy (it’s that or the Naval Academy in answers they shared to questions that tell you a little bit more about this year’s team. • We promise, you will be wowed.

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Lincoln East; 4 of 420; 36 ACT/ 1570 SAT; National Merit finalist Parents: Bill Allen and Jodi Allen College plans: University of NebraskaLincoln’s Jeffrey S. Raikes School of Computer Science & Management, with majors in actuarial science, finance, statistics Scholarships: UNL Regents, Chancellor’s, Honors Textbook, Forrest C. Blood Jr., Hudl; National Association of Insurance and Financial AdvisorsCornhusker; National Merit What he wished someone had told him about succeeding in high school: I wish I’d known my freshman year how to effectively manage my time, and to avoid putting work off until the last minute. What he does in his free time: I love to spend my free time reading and watching TV or hanging out with friends. Something people might be surprised to know: I really enjoy wood shop classes. My sophomore year I designed and built a bookshelf, which was by far my favorite project in high school. The social media outlet he couldn’t live without: Reddit What he sees himself doing 10 years from now: I’m not completely sure, but I’ve always loved math and I’d like to be doing something involving the use of statistics and probability for predictive/ analytic purposes. His favorite cafeteria food: French bread garlic pizza

7 DARREL CHEW

Omaha North; 1 of 350; 35 ACT/ 1570 SAT; National Merit finalist Parents: Lian Ti and Chin Chew College plans: University of AlabamaHuntsville, majoring in chemical engineering Scholarships: National Merit; Fordham University; UNL College of Engineering, Regents, Math Day 2016; Northwest Missouri State Math Olympiad; AlabamaHuntsville Charger Excellence, housing; Vanderbilt National Merit; Omaha North High-Fred W. McLafferty; Omaha North Foundation-George and Sally Haddix Memorial Key to his high school success: I needed to get out of my comfort zone. I didn’t find myself happy my first years of high school, but I learned to push myself to places I wasn’t entirely comfortable with. I believe this has been instrumental to my success. What he does in his free time: I like to scan Quiz Bowl packets to find topics that I can further look up and learn more about. I also follow a lot of sports, and I find myself looking at a lot of random trivia and statistics. People may be surprised to know: Even though I have almost no athleticism, I enjoy playing sports with friends, especially basketball. I probably try too hard and take it too seriously, but it is my way of escaping from the harder parts of life. Favorite social media outlet: I only really use Snapchat. Ten years from now you might find him: Doing something that I love every day. I want to be in a position where I can learn more every day and use that knowledge in a meaningful way. Favorite school cafeteria food: I don’t eat cafeteria food too often, so I don’t really have a favorite.

8 MILES KAY

Omaha Central; 1 of 521; 35 ACT/ 1590 SAT; National Merit finalist Parents: Laurie and Charles Kay Jr. College plans: University of Southern California, majoring in mechanical engineering Scholarships: USC Presidential, University; National Merit; Nebraska Academic Decathlon Foundation; UNL Regents, David Hawksworth; UNO Regents; Central High School Foundation-Virginia Lee Pratt; Dundee PTO-Thomas Hunter Memorial; Omaha Schools Foundation-Donald F. and Mildred Topp Othmer On succeeding in high school: No matter how hard-working or intelligent you are, you’re always going to need a strong support system ... Whether these people are friends, family or teachers, focus on building positive relationships, because in the end those will become your most prized possessions. On free time: I love being outside or active — whether I’m taking my dogs for a walk, playing golf or tennis, or throwing a Frisbee with my friends. I’m always seeking out new adventures, whether within Omaha or with my family when traveling. I’m especially excited to take advantage of my proximity to the beach next year to pursue my love for surfing. People might be surprised to know: Since elementary school, I’ve dreamt of becoming an author and writing a bestselling novel. I’m hoping that someday I can make my childhood aspiration come true. Favorite social media outlet? I don’t think I could make it without Snapchat. It provides a more intimate connection than text messaging and feels more personal than any other form of social media. Ten years from now look for him to be: Working as an engineer at a company producing sustainable transportation technologies. I’ve always been passionate about the environment, and I hope this love takes me into a field where I can make a difference and protect the planet from further degradation. Favorite school cafeteria food: I’m lucky enough to have a culinarily talented mother who packs me a lunch every morning before school. Thanks, Mom.

9 NATE STIEREN

Elkhorn South; 8 of 264; 36 ACT/ 1530 SAT; National Merit finalist Parents: Susie and Dennis Stieren College plans: Either the Naval or Air Force Academy, to study engineering Scholarships: Elkhorn Public Schools Foundation ACHIEVE; National Merit; St. Paul’s Lutheran Church; UNL Regents; Minnesota Gold Scholar, National; Arizona State National Merit; Air Force Academy appointment; Texas-Dallas National Merit A tip for succeeding in high school: Use your class time wisely to get work done there, to save time after school for other activities. Free time is likely to be spent: Fishing, spending time with friends, TV Perhaps surprising to some: I am not a Husker fan. Favorite social media outlet: Twitter Ten years from now, find him: Serving in the Navy or Air Force, or working as an engineer Favorite school cafeteria food? Chicken wings

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2017 Nebraska Honorable Mention The 1,055 Nebraska and western Iowa high school seniors pictured here and on the following five pages earned honorable mention recognition for the achievement that led to their nomination to The World-Herald’s 2017 All State Academic Team. The criteria for nomination will help you understand what makes these students so special. Nominees had to rank No. 1 or No. 2 in their senior class, or they had to have scores of at least 32 on the ACT or at least 1390 on the SAT college entrance exams.

Adams Central

Dawson Eckhardt

Nathaniel Kiolbasa

Vanessa Taylor

Arlington

Logan Sampson

Erica Escamilla

Arnold

Andrew Theiler

Jasmine Nelson

Bartley Southwest

Lance Raymond Kelley

Alliance

Ainsworth

Alma

Peyton Stoike

Joshua Schick

Parker Janicek

Trevor Adelung

Ashland-Greenwood

Elsielynn Burke

Levi Hagen

Battle Creek

Drew Minard

Shelby Butts

Amherst

Caleb Zohner

Halie Lewin

Kalen Klingelhoefer

Chase Pearson

Madalyn Schuster

Mikaela Miller

Megan Wright

Lillian Epp

Christina Sullivan

Matthew Arnold

Jacob Banks

Bellevue West

Cody Liske

Blair

Dylan Thayer

Ann Hunhoff

Cambridge

Lauren Petersen

Deanna Dymond

Leah Poppe

Braden McShane

Olivia Persigehl

Trenton Poley

Noah Snurr

Addison Gangwish

Lisa Oswald

Karlie Sines

Cody-Kilgore

Columbus

Cade Cody

Luke Bogus

Isaiah Cacka

Riley Boyd

Karen Goeschel

Mary Emma Schreffler

Deshler

Nathan Ostdiek

Doniphan-Trumbull

Ragan Pohlmann

Jon Askey

Josh Pokorny

John Paul Terneus

Laura Fisher

Jenna Johnson

Amanda Jamison

Dorchester

Jacee Kay Weber

Andrew Harris

Cedar Bluffs

Katie Jo Steffen

Jeffrey Sullinger

Ramon Alejandro Gutierrez

Sierra Karst

Zeke Rouse

Sierra Epke

Brooke Brewer

Bridgeport

Jerrod Fedorchik

Regan G. Miller

Benjamin Graham

Nick Carson

Tess Nottleman

Aaron Ras

Joscelyn C. Zimmerman

Isabelle Zito

Samantha Collison

Katherine Knights

Greyson Kreis

Celeste Star Kenworthy

Terese Navarra

James Mark Pietsch

Hunter Rausch

Alexis Simpson

Elias Smith

Chloe Martin

Elliot Roth

Thomas Simonson

Makayla Brockhaus

Kelli Brichacek

Nickolas Kahlandt

Logan Johansen

Hayley Kastrup

Colten Eggleston

Emily A. Flint

Cole McReynolds

Madeline Moser

Burwell

Chase Hoffschneider

Veronica Miller

Payton Zarkowski

Zane Dravitzki

April Walkup

Josie Peterson

Tressa Reiner

Rose Sullivan

David City

Evan Forney

Elgin

Jaime Hoefer

Callaway

Grace Hamik

Drew Harrahill

Madison Hernandez

Carson Hunzeker

Drew Jindra

Joseph Coldiron

Alexander Earsley

Michael Ecker

Caiden Groff

Patrick Halpin

Natalie G’Schwind

Chase County

Cross County

Dundy County Stratton

Madison Lambley

Mason Kaeding

Central City

Crete

Rhett Harms

Madalyne Epperson

Rebecca Meusch

Savannah Luree Weverka

Clarkson

McGyver Brabec

Bradley Bunner

David City Aquinas

Branden William Daro

Grace Veronica Moravec

Jacob Carmichael

Samuel Christensen

Elkhorn

Anthony Benes

Carly Brune

Emma Buddenhagen

Elkhorn Mount Michael

Chandler Johnson

Dylan Miettinen

Noah Moreano

Koushik Sanjeevi Raja

Reese Simons

Maria Smal

Sean Witecy

Elkhorn Mount Michael

Zachary Cairney

Bancroft-Rosalie

Ali Walters

Elkhorn

Zachary Gilbert

Brooke Hoesing

Bellevue East

Broken Bow

Riley Hall

Devin Johansen

Creighton

Douglas County West

Brittney Jean Zoubek

Connor Unger

Centennial

Kyle Kruse

Contestoga

Will Sonderman

Alex Richardson

Boys Town

Tessa Hudlund

Columbus Scotus

Haley Faust

Braelyn Isernhagen

Brody C. Werner

Abraham Whitson

Blair

Boone Central

Catholic Home School Association of Omaha

Marlana Kent

Victoria Eileen Whitmore

Ashlee McGill

Bloomfield

David City Aquinas

Aaron Marlatt

Axtell

Bennington

Trey Taggart

Erika Swenson

Brielle Weverka

Arlington

Bellevue West

Elaine Stueve

Jenna Swaney

Jesse Shirley

Beatrice

Bellevue East

Anthony Rutledge

Taylor Henry

Aurora

Bayard

Catherine Applegate

Kenzie McMullen

Auburn

Arapahoe

Ansley

Anselmo-Merna

Andrew Ahn

Christian Burbach

Elkhorn South

Junho Ho

Peyton Hottovy

Nick Huetter

Broden Kaps

Henry Thomas O’Callaghan

Ian Price

Tyler Alberts

Coleman Anderson

Chad Bauman


OMAHA WORLD-HERALD

2017 Nebraska Honorable Mention Elkhorn South

Lauren Berrett

Tori Bianco

Sovin Birla

Lindsey Brown

Aiden Busselman

Kadi Carleton

Madison Connealy

Nicholas Cox

Emma Creamer

Hannah Donahue

Yusef Ghannam

Jacob Gideon

Jayden Grimshaw

Halsie Guenther

Elkhorn South

Tanner Herchenbach

Emily Johnson

Jacob McNeill

Elmwood-Murdock

Shailee Hayek

Macie Moore

Jacob Owens

Emerson-Hubbard

Whitney Koehn

Madison Bartels

Taylor Donner

Amanda D. Hansen

Keland Potthoff

Eustis-Farnam

Mickayla Blender

Freeman

Fort Calhoun

Sam Polk

Kyle Otto

Holly Ludvigsen

Sarah Marchese

Grand Island

Megan Roucka

Michael T. Hackett

Grant A. Maser

Rebekah Rawlings

Amanda Fay

Myah Mattke

Seth Ostdiek

Alia Dale

Hastings

Amanda Loraine Purintun

Ryan Samuelson

Hastings St. Cecilia

Cole Shardelow

Faith Hrnchir

Cameron Hucke

Hitchcock County

William James Kisker

Haley Eikmeier

Kearney

Zachary Taylor

Chelsea Puncochar

Coleman Cooper

Leigh

Karmen Hake

Kaitlyn Stukenholtz

Tanna Joy Badje

Garrett Weyers

HTRS

Emily R. Ritzdorf

Chloe Louise Workman

Ty Connely

Lewiston

Cari Michelle Howell

Michael Graham

M’Lynn Lear

Shelby Piening

Currey M. Zalman

Ellenor R. Sell

Angelica Pargas

Justin Peterson

Journey Reeves

Melissa Bornstein

Sydney Brewer

Brant Ridder

Matthew Fredricks

Nicholas Kozisek

Anna Burbach

Sarah Lammers

Chad Barent

Abigail Soncksen

Humphrey

Kaydie Brandl

Kenny Osten

Darcy Snethen

Caleb Weiler

Keaton Kleespies

Grayson Arnold

Nathan Mills

Kelly Broad

Grace McManaman

Adriana Miller

Noah Keller

Sophia Wroblewski

Sarah Habe

Jarrod Blaser

Caden Pearson

Josee Hotz

Luke Allgood

Hartington-Newcastle

Lauren Hahne

Emma Meisenheimer

Kaleb Ball

Erika Cornett

Michaela Cunningham

Fillmore Central Fort Calhoun

Sophia Frook

Tessa Dethlefs

Gering

Katie Voichahoske

Danika Atchison

Rebecca Boyd

Alexander Meyer

Payton Best

Taylor Hilderbrand

Cailey Mathews

Claire Figi

Andre Garivay

Cassandra Kostal

Olivia Osborn

Hannah Fields

Phoebe Dunbar

Cameron Hastings

Hastings

Garrett Beard

Benjamin Blunck

Heartland Lutheran

Ethan Hall

Elizabeth Bergdolt

Emily Wiegert

Sopha Kongmanyvong

Brittany Stewart

Kayleen Kouma

Craig William Anglesey

Natalie Gasseling

Nathan Follett

Alyssa Lambrecht

Harper Lundine Wilmoth

Ellie L’Heureux

Faith Rohrbouck

Hershey

Austin Wobig

William Joseph Stone

Faith Kowalski

Devi Seshadri

Kearney

Joseph Griffith

Sam Harre

Collin Jenkins

Laurel-Concord

Erika Loseke

Grace Clawson

Hemingford

Cole Tessendorf

Trey Erwin

Cole Kovarik

Lawrence Nelson

Katie Jo Leapley

Molly McCartney

Leigh

Mackinley Thayer

Megan Bahns

Madeleine McManus

Hunter McPhail

Lincoln East

Shane Clegg

Maxwell Curry

Lincoln Lutheran

Emily Vanek

Tyler Miller

Grand Island

Harvard

Lincoln College View

Nathan Rickels

Tucker F. Hecht

Fullerton

Gothenburg

Lakeview

Lincoln Christian

Leah Treffer

Jade Hill

Friend

Isabel Eberspacher

Zach Woosley

Falls City Sacred Heart

Johnson County Central Johnson-Brock

Kenesaw

Noah Shoemaker

Reagan Ostdiek

Heartland

Leslie Braun

Katherine Walls

Gretna

Lincoln High

Alicia Zeng

Falls City

McKenzie Nelson

Logan Gilchrist

Hayes Center

Lexington

Lincoln East

Jackson Selig

Nicholas von Rentzell

Kearney Catholic

Michaela Walker

Patrick Ondrak

Kerstin Swanson

Grand Island Northwest

Hay Springs

Howells-Dodge

Brooke Scott

Samantha Horne

Hartington Cedar Catholic

Daniel Schlautman

Alexandra Swanson

Gordon-Rushville

Collin Smyth

Gretna

Garett Ostdiek-Wille

Allison Stromp

Fairbury

Gibbon

Grand Island Central Catholic

Thomas N. Schoenstein

Kayley Scott

Fremont Bergan

Anya Morozov

Gering

James Eastman

Alexandria Richardson

Fremont

Taylor Larkins

Alexander Duncan

Ashley Benorden

Tyler Hays

Elkhorn Valley

Exeter-Milligan

Ashley Linke

Jessie Guo

Cassandra Shambaugh-Miller

Megan Herridge

Dillon Holz

Lincoln Northeast

Olivia DeFord

Max Meyer

Neel Patel

Lincoln North Star

Anh Tran

Caleb Ferguson


2017 Nebraska Honorable Mention Lincoln North Star

Amy Li

Chau Nguyen

Lincoln Pius X

John Pham

Peyton Abendroth

Victoria Anderson

Damon Barr

Joseph Dawson

Chau Do

Jack Easley

Augustine Fulton

Jack Goeden

Noah Hampl

Rachel Hardy

Christy Heimbrecht

Lincoln Pius X

Miranda Johs

Nathan Kobus

Kyle Kramer

Anna Krause

William Kruse

Ella Majerus

Kathleen Medill

Dung Thi Phuong Hoang

Clare Jaros

Lincoln Southeast

Clare Morehouse

Caroline Nebel

Emily O’Gara

Mary Grace Reese

Mary Soden

Trevor Thomsen

Chau Vu

Jack Bruning

Justine Cork

Alex Rownd

Jessica Schafer

Megan Schulte-Covert

Alexei Sokolov

Holden Sutter

Jackson Thomas

Thomas Ward

Lincoln Southeast

Eric DeVries

Laura Ebers

Jessica Guo

Elijah Herbel

Morgan Hurtz

Lincoln Southeast

Olivia Wennstedt

Loup City

Addison Henry

Rachel Marie Mertz

Gavin Druse

Loup County

Ethan Allen

Paul Sandoz

Matthew Hakel

Grace Oh

Austin Ligenza

Sohie Miller

Lane Knott

Brock Vetick

Mikayla Brady

Hayley Densberger

Meridian

Dylan Taylor

Shelby Homolka

Lindsay Holy Family

Tanvi Santhosh

Bethany Shield

Malcolm

Lyons-Decatur Northeast

Mead

Timothy Hughes

Katelyn Kohn

Lincoln Southwest

Megan Willoughby

McCool Junction

Caitlin Kingsley

Jenna Beller

Cassandra Wojcik

Maxwell

Courtney Sandell

Alyssa Empfield

Logan View

Madalyn Adair

Logan Hauder

Jeremiah Miller

Andrew Poppe

Cole Christian

Maywood

Nathan Sukraw

Bryar Gerlach

Anna Niemoth

Loup City

Jamie Winkler

McCook

Tucker Lane Hartley

Milford

Allison Klipp

Louisville

David Brewster

Katherine A. Kjendal

Callie Dethlefs

McCool Junction

Luke Moorhous

Allison Tolliver

Brody Forman

Millard North

Tanner Stalsberg

Josiah Aakre

Jack Begley

Patrick Benda

Grant Brown

Mark Champion

Jessie Chen

Paul Circo

Emma Clausen

Morgan Grabowski

Sam Guido

Ruth Hailu

Jackson Hardin

Hannah Janecek

Connor Jolley

Ruchir Khazanchi

LeeAnna Lui

Madelyn Mann

Gina Marcuzzo

Trent McElmury

Jacob Morrow

Akshay Nathan

Nicholas Nguyen

Kaitlin Smith

Jessica Steckelberg

Ryan Steinhauser

Chase Stokes

Nicholas Sulivan

Jess Temple

Chloe Tesch

Paige Huscroft

Nathaniel Iverson

Tyler Korisko

Millard North

TJ Coleman

Jackson Cordell

Pranita Devaraju

Callan Dewell

James Dick

Rodney Edwards Jr.

Piyush Gayee

Ian O. Ghanavati

Geordana Gonzales

Millard North

Jason Kim

Jared Klahn

Gabrielle Krause

Samuel Kricsfeld

Emily Kubica

Sameer Kunte

Cierra Lampman

Shen-Jie Lim

Whitney Loneman

Millard North

Varun Noronha

Anirudh Patchipulusu

Julia Paul

Peyton Reynolds

Kaylie Sanders

Benjamin Schulz

Adi Sethupathy

Rizwan Siddiqui

Josie Slovut

Millard South

Millard North

Rohan Thakker

Samuel Tortorilla

Matthew Townsend

Harsh Uppala

Renee Wehrle

Helen Whetstine

Evan Wohlers

Christina Youn

Zane Zents

Jacob Battaglia

Emmalee Bielenberg

Kathryn Botkin

Millard South

Michelle Lavelle

Eric Murcek

Evan Powell

Harrison Pruitt

David Reinhardt

Nathan Rohr

Christopher D. Eilenstine

Millard West

Taylor Somers

Alyssa Bo Soppe

Claire Watson

Samantha Wonder

Matthew Anderson

Tianna F. Barth

Sydney Blumel

Samuel Brown

George J. Buglewicz II

Minwook Chae

Alexis Johnson

Brianna Juma

Brady Klein

Samuel J. McDermott

Taylor McMartin

Justin Meyer

William Morris

Millard West

Alex Dukart

Caden Frank

Mark R. Fuller

Alec Robert Gilroy

William Guo

Jarod Hamsa

Seth Hirsch

Gregory Hirst

Helen Hitz


2017 Nebraska Honorable Mention Millard West

Ryan Narducci

Bailey Newsome

William Ramsey

Nebraska Lutheran

Sami Edens

William Russell Schertz

Neligh-Oakdale

Audrey Rundgren

Kassidy Grosserode

Ethan Schuler

Ogallala

Maxwell Lindgren

Jenna McCoy

Chase Snodgrass

Lane Stilmock

Newman Grove

Samantha Wright

Mya Donelson

Norris

Kaili Jorgens

Minden

Hannah Haase

Ashley Guenther

Alexi Robertson

Jack Post

Dannika Faith Shanahan

Jordan Fashing

Alex Larsen

Norfolk

Nathanial Sandoz

North Bend Central

Macy Miller

Kyle Webber

Niobrara

Alexander P. Hannappel

Jake Wietfeld

Tanner Sims

William Stone

Zakiya Lakha

Luke Keller

Kathryn King

Molly Knake

Soha Vaziri

Jordyn Childears

Bryce May

Sam Messbarger

David Bredthauer

Shane Fleming

Brett Graves

Kathryn Johnson

Maya Mathews

Sean O’Connell

Noah Klemp

Nicklas Klepser

Laura Box

Dylan Paap

Anna Barent

Grant Buchanan

Norris

Gage Koch

Chase Ochs

Marissa Galardi

Holden Adams

Turner Adams

Oakland-Craig

Grace Maline

Melanie Snader

Ogallala

Ben Ward

Omaha Bryan

Nicholas Roush

Phineas Kieran Silberling

Lauren Thaden

Raelyn DeVries

Omaha Burke

Cecelia Vann

Emily Pemble

Timothy J. Schriever

Jesse Cruz

Cooper Curtis

Liam Hay

Choteau Kammel

Nicholas Lacroix

Omaha Central

Evangeline Mantler

Brooke Schmidt

Taylor Stern

Maddie Badura

Morgan Bennett

Marshall Biven

Aaron Burbach

Cameron Jon Claborn

Bennett Ray

Patrick Render

Jacob Curley

Omaha Christian

Caroline Roth

Regan Siems

Gabe Windham

Clara Wolcott

Omaha Concordia

Nathanael Kernen

Bryanne Simonson

Omaha Brownell-Talbot

Omaha Central

Claire Lavender

Maria Andrade Rivera

North Platte St. Patrick

Omaha Burke

Kai Johnson

Sydney Wilson

Nebraska City Lourdes

Norfolk Catholic

North Platte

Omaha Benson

Jose Corrales-Orozco

Stefanie Vanderbeek

Nebraska City

Mackenzie Holmes

Mitch Medlin

Omaha Concordia

Grant Rye

Madelyn Schmidt

Benjamin A. Schnatz

Dalton Wirges

Karin Berg

Omaha Creighton Prep

Parker Thune

Jacob Atkins

Luke Bausch

Alexander Beacom

Tyler Bowen

Jack Butler

Hunter Christensen

Matthew Alan Christensen

Simon Dempsey

Isaac Dovali

Andrew Emodi

Charles Erker

Thomas Ernatt

Ryan C. Melanson

Luke Mullin

Theodore Nguyen

Maxim Oleynikov

Caleb Henry Piti

Conor Regan

Anthony Reyes

Kari Madison Fossum

Claire Gutsmiedl

Marin Harrington

Omaha Creighton Prep

Noah Floersch

Ben Franco

Jay Kannapareddy

Timothy Kerr

Gangsan Keum

Joseph Kleinsmith

Owen Lang

James Lindsay

Nathaniel Lorenz

Omaha Creighton Prep

Kyle Rossi

Nicholas Shotoski

Nicholas Lee Smith

Edward Stanek

Ben Steinauer

Omaha Duchesne

Matthew Thiele

Nicholas Trautman

Nicholas Weindel

Matthew James Wellendorf

Kamsi Achigbu

Grace Bybee

Christina Danielson

Audrey Erker

Omaha Duchesne

Ellie Helton

Shannon Hire

Kathryn Horwath

Lucy Kain

Christine Marar

Elizabeth Markus

Katherine Maxwell

Katharine Moore

Omaha Gross

Kara Pelster

Omaha Gross

Jill Ruane

Kylee Schultz

Darien Talkington

Rachel Walet

Lauren Weis

Molly Sambol

Elizabeth Schropp

Megan Soukup

Elizabeth Spitzenberger

Casslyn McNamara

Viveca Power

Madison Mingo

Grace Mortenson

Anna Nulty

Isabelle Swanson

Macy Thonen

Caleb Corns

Trevor Cutsor

Omaha Marian

Nathan R. H. Wilson

Victoria Ackermann

Emma Eaton

Omaha Marian

Audrey Wagoner

Mary Clare Rogers

Lily Foley

Madeline Helm

Natalie Kemler

Kiera Leppert

Sarah McLeese

Omaha Mercy

Becca Williams

Isabelle Brown

Rachel Dethlefs

Selena Dobles-Kunkel

Lynden Hoge

Omaha North

Megan Micek

Grace Novak

Elijah Babbitt

Chloe Bartek

Isaak Belongia

Megan Belongia


2017 Nebraska Honorable Mention Omaha North

Evan Dimon

Coltin Heath

Omaha Northwest

Raelynn McCreary

Griffin Peterson

Ghawayne Jahbarrie Calvin

Kassidy Dawn Goertz

Omaha Roncalli

Makayla Nicole Hasch

Jack Mordeson

Joseph Novotny

Omaha Skutt

James Wilmes

Kayley Anderson

Joe Bean

Melissa Bowers

Alec Brown

Omaha Skutt

Allison Heithoff

Marcus Judah

Emily Koster

Adam LaFond

Brett Manternach

Brett Miller

Madison Han

Claire Harrison

Omaha South

Isaac Poulin

Joshua Schmidt

Sarah Schrader

Omaha Westside

Michaela Slattery

Rebecca Snowden

Daniel Thibodeau

Karina Navarro

Margarita Rodriguez

Jonah Forest Schimpf

Megan Algya

Lilli Marvin

Zachary McCarty

Lauren Mott

Trevor Mumford

Preston Noll

Seth Norton

David Atri Schuller

Omaha Westside

Emily Alston

Daniel Berentson

Ava Bowman

Kristen Day

Danielle Dircks

Omaha Westside

Steven Simon

Camren Strecker

Derek Duin

Robert Gabel

O’Neill St. Mary’s

Ashley Tyler

Katya Ward

Joshua Cuddy

Zachary Wiese

Max F. Goldberg

Daniel Guo

Ord

Osceola

Andrea Carson

Cora Kay Svoboda

Madison Kropatsch

Osmond

Hannah Gutz

Palmer

Tyler Reikofski

Armando Ruvalcaba-Guzman

Papillion-La Vista

Stephanie Gaston

Emma Hawkins

Chad Knowlton

Amanda Lewis

Jacob Litel-Smith

Joshua Key

Plainview

Kailee Rafert

Nicholaus Kleinschmidt

Platteview

Samuel Sparks

Ravenna

Rebecca Nozicka

Clay Madson

Cameran Raszler

Hannah Manoj

Heidi Virginia Stringenz

S-E-M

Erin Stevens

Sutton

Seth Bayliss

Wayne

Daniel Greenwald

Valeria Lozano

Annastasia Milton

Gabrielle Delos Reyes

Maria SanchezSandoval

Taryn Brandl

Sydney Erickson

Max Boslaugh

Mia Bravo

Justin Krug

Noah Valasek

Keenan Rasmussen

Tekamah-Herman

Alyssa Rippe

Sydney Ann Keckler

Payton Franklin

Katrina Anderson

Delaney Belt

Drew Schmidt

Jacob Meyer

Syerra Watson

Connor Nichols

Zach Librande

Nicholas Curtis

McKensi Uecker

Michael Gibbens

Sidney

Samantha Kaus

Noah Harrahill

Joseph Placke

Kelli Mashino

Colby Ensz

West Holt

Jake Judge

Patrick Kelly

Anna Marie Meyer

Kellen Habegger

Carly Poskochil

Raina Dodge

Conner Hallett

Emily Hanna

Jared Ethington

Pierce

Sarah Smyth

McKenzie Stefka

Kellie Kroeger

Annalise Lecher

Abigail Borgman

Corey J. Conway

Henry James Bohac

Trenton Cadwallader

Matthew Noah

Twin River

Haydyn Emily Weise

Courtney Nelson

Samantha Wyman

West Point Central Catholic

Hannah Kreikemeier

Michael O’Brien

Shianna Oestreich

Grace Neiman

Cody Pham

Emily Reeson

Derek Ross

Drew Lester Loberg

Sidney Svehla

Jace Henderson

Sioux County South Platte

Devyn Sanderson

Austin S. Buss

Valentine

Riley Beel

Jeramy Bartels

Alisha Huynh

Emily Ostdiek

Micah S. Erickson

Lindsay Peters

Sam Hookstra

Rachel Kaup

Wahoo Neumann

Teresa Benes

Regan Dierks

Hailey Bohac

Alison Stracke

Mackenzy Schreck

Southern Valley

Kyra Maguire

Savana Quinn

Sutherland

Sutton

Caitlin Hasenauer

Sydnee Gemar

Wausa

Hannah Nelson

Waverly

Joshua Dauel

Winside

Wilcox-Hildreth

Alec Ziebarth

Teagan Mieth

Southern

South Sioux City

Kaitlyn Agee

Ravenna

Scribner-Snyder

Stuart

West Point-Beemer Wheeler Central

Gabrielle Marie Wragge

Brandon Pellatz

Andrew Schnoor

Scottsbluff

Sterling

LeAnn Jean Mandl

Plainview

Randolph

Schuyler Central

Silver Lake

Tri County

Jessica Huhman

West Boyd

Anhmai Vu

Stanton

Thayer Central

Brooklyn Jo Hergott

Zachary Scott

Sargent

St. Paul

Garrett D. Hanisch

Kyler Caverzagie

Ralston

Sandy Creek

St. Edward

Tara Buettner

Travis Nelson

Potter-Dix

Shelby-Rising City

Weeping Water

Tucker S. Nichols

Shelby Miller

Riverside

Syracuse

Kailyn Wiseman

Autumn Graham

Seward

Southern Valley Spalding Academy

Ian York

Lydia Cole

Courtney Potter

Sage Williams

Bayley McRoberts

Alexander Wade Broening

Pawnee City

Plattsmouth

Raymond Central

Sarah Bos

Jason Line

Gabrielle Lamberty

Michael Wolfe

Papillion-La Vista

Papillion-La Vista South

Papillion-La Vista South

Sean T. Irwin

Palmyra

Callie Finn

Emma Thede

Wisner-Pilger

Cory Shoff

Sophie Glaubius


2017 Nebraska Honorable Mention Wisner-Pilger

Nathan Hatterman

Wood River

Allissa Meyer

Emily Loy

York

Samantha Luehr

Jalen Lee Alexander

Braydon Conell

Yutan

Ryen Amora Diaz

Hannah Way

John Grinvalds

2017 Western Iowa Honorable Mention A-H-S-T-W

Anthony Cordes

Grace Russmann

Rhett Welsh

Coon Rapids-Bayard

Sarah Heck

Morgan Aschinger

Jacob Kaufman

East Mills

Ashlyn Smith

Lora Becker

Collin D. Hillinger

Ridge View

Anna Carlson

Jenna Lea Wede

Avery Baldwin

Nathaniel Martin

Cole Johnston

Logan-Magnolia

Noah Standley

Maryn Phillips

Stanton

Camden Sundberg

Sadie Schultes

Kristin E. Foreman

Sidney

Logan Ehlers

Lindie Strickler

Abby Volquartsen

Amber Chrischilles

Elissa O’Dell

Kevin Armbruster

Trevor Rhedin

Glidden-Ralston

Seth Jones

Julia Fleecs

Mandi Backhaus

Missouri Valley

Mount Ayr

OA-BCIG

Dalton Kollbaum

Hannah Collins

Hope Fletchall

Riley Irene Snyder

Rebecca Whitney

Danielle Mefferd

Jacob Logan Hitz

Storm Lake St. Mary’s

Treynor

Megan McDaniel

Anna Reelfs

Matthew Kerian

Andrew Linden

Faith Rossell

Tyler Freese

Derek Ravlin

Alan Holloway

Owen Hensley

John Casey Strong

Cody Long

Rachel Shepherd

Laura Kaufmann

Samantha Knight

Hannah M. Sunderman

Jackson Marten

Marilin Rodriguez

Allyson Rose

Sean Griffen

Emily Mueller

IKM-Manning

Rebecca Lynne Sparandeo

Joel Stroman

Weston Rolenc

Kelsey Shilling

Amanda Bruns

Southwest Valley

Erin Radine Fleharty

Elizabeth Fuller

Whiting

Westwood

Shayna Schelm

Jonathan Greazel

Ridge View

Red Oak

Sioux City West

West Monona

Andy Sherwin

Emily Steffen

Denison

Orient-Macksburg

Ethan Thompson

Underwood

Madilyn Kessel

Clarinda

Harlan

Sioux City North

Megan Kristine O’Gara

Logan Pettit

Griswold

Sioux City Heelan

Faith Birdsell

Ryan Feauto

Creston

Council Bluffs Thomas Jefferson

Glenwood

Kaley Severn

Maple Valley-Anthon Oto

Rachel Riker

Teayanna Leytham

Charter Oak-Ute

Carroll Kuemper

Katlyn Holaday

Josh Zuchniak

Fremont-Mills

Sam Phillips

CAM

Rebecka Ogle

Council Bluffs St. Albert

Simon Miller

Juan Espino

Bedford

Taylor Nielsen

Sioux City East

Storm Lake

Charles Truka

Samuel Coder

Exira-EHK

Lenox

Shenandoah

Cole Degen

Hannah Smith

Essex

Lawton-Bronson

Jenna Mullen

Megan Behrends

Audubon

Council Bluffs Lewis Central

Gage Weber

East Sac County

Emmy Duysen

IKM-Manning

Evan Christensen

Karisa Leinen

Woodbury Central

Woodbine

Cheyenne Watkins

Olivia Mumm

Council Bluffs Abraham Lincoln

Colton Lenz

Zena Courtier

Atlantic

Ar-We-Va

Anthony Joseph Glackin

Kennedy Krieg

Ariel Sanders

2017 Greater Omaha Packing Company Scholarship & Education Recipients

Jorge Adame

Son of Jose & Juana Adame

Amy Bautista

Daughter of Alejandro & Teresa Bautista-Pacheco

Adriana Carlos-Santos Daughter of Felipe CarlosMireles & Juana Santos

Diana Chacon

Daughter of Jose ChaconPimentel & Maria Ceballos Ramos

Leslie Cordova

Daughter of Emelina & Jose Menjivar

Skylar Finch

Daughter of Randy & Mary Finch

Amanda Gekas

Daughter of John Gekas

Jayden Harpenau Son of Tim & Christine Harpenau

Madison Harpenau

Best wishes to these outstanding leaders from all of us at Greater Omaha Packing Co.

Daughter of Tim & Christine Harpenau

Henry Davis President and CEO

Angelo Fili

Executive Vice President

Logan Klein

Daughter of Alison & Scott Conley

Jonathan Leones

Son of Teresa & Jose Leones

Faviola Martinez-Perez Daughter of Guadalupe &

Consuelo Martinez

Karina Mora

Daughter of Enrique & Maria Mora

Emilee Peterson

Daughter of Chris & Susan Peterson

Roberto Silva Jr

Son of Roberto & Tina Silva

Elizabeth Wiggs

Daughter of Jerry & Beverly Wiggs

Jacquelyn Yanez

Daughter of Gerardo & Bertha Yanez

Greater Omaha Packing Company, founded in 1920, processes 2500 steers and heifers daily, supplying the highest quality beef products to restaurants and grocery stores in the United States, and over 56 countries around the world. Greater Omaha Packing Co. Inc. and its partner companies TREX in California, High Country Meats in Colorado, GO Express and Progressive Protein in Omaha, Nebraska and Midlands Alternative Energ y in Iowa employ over 900 team members producing over $1.3 billion in sales annually.

Dan Jensen

Vice President Sales and Marketing

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SUNDAY, MAY 14, 2017

OMAHA WORLD-HERALD SCHOLARS

The Omaha Public Schools Foundation is pleased to present our 2017 scholarship recipients. We are proud of our Omaha Public Schools’ graduating seniors and wish them well as they pursue their dreams beyond high school.

ROCK-SOLID

INTRODUCING THE 2017 ACADEMIC ALL-STATE TEAM The cream of the crop in a field of more than 1,000 eligible scholars in Nebraska JASMINE PARMLEY MILLARD SOUTH

BEN RHODES GRETNA

BENSON HIGH MAGNET SCHOOL NATE STIEREN

Benson JROTC – Jordan Fashing Burke – Ler Mu Taw Ricki Getzschman – Ali Ali Dr. Roland Hoff – Brianna Raumaker; Wilfredo Calderon Edward Holyoke – Grace Harkins Howells – Sarah Shotkoske Johnson Science – Ali Ali

MILES KAY

ELKHORN SOUTH

OMAHA CENTRAL

Melanie Koontz – Leslie Tlatenchi Liberty – Deysy Reyes Milder – Tiny Soe Nielsen – Dhan Biswakarma Paxton – Collin Clapp OPS Magnet – Jordan Fashing BHS Endowment – Eh Moo Randall Owens – Ashley Nichols

BHS Leadership – Eh Htoo Gay; Cheyenne Liebsack Martha Stofko – Milka Tapia Ruiz Troy Travis – Eh Htoo Gay Othmer – Mauricio Enriquez; Ka Moo Super 13 – Dana Ring Future Educator – Eric Parsons

Paxton – Fernando Ruvalcaba Othmer – Janette Williams; Vivian Pham

Super 13 – Araceli De Arcos Future Educator – Timothy Shriever

Mt. View – Asjanae Harris Nielsen – Emmanuel Kate Ohr Arts – Joshua Polack Ohr Achievement – Alexia Mickles Othmer – Kathryn King; Nischal Neupan

Paxton – Aya Yousuf Pat Seitz – Brenna Micek Holly Thibault Morgan – Josh McCoy Wilson Family – Jennifer Dunn Super 13 – Amina Abdullahi Future Educator – Nicole McLaughlin

Fullerton PTA – Bryce May; Georgia Chambers Damon & Mary Laaker – Nyaluak Dar Susan Landow – Joseph Lukowski Shannon Lee Lloyd – Georgia Chambers Messbarger – Marshall Biven

Murphy – Ariel Alai Nielsen – Jackson Ferris Othmer – Miles Kay; Anna Overbeck Paxton – Ganesh Biswa Super 13 – Margaret Winton Future Educator – Claire Lavender

McLafferty – Darrell Chew Murray – Emma Newman Paxton – Terra Chavez-Mease Perrigo – Griffin Peterson; Elaundra Nichols Sedlacek – Michaela Tonack; Trevor Cutsor Nielsen – Rhea Flowers North High Faculty – Chloe Bartek; Catherine Christopherson; Trevor Cutsor; Shakira Hudson; Jabin Moore; Daniela Soto-Prado; Madeline Waskowiak NHMS Student Council – Marc Austin; Khila Bowling

Niles Paul Academic – Chaniya Alioth; Aniyia-Nyiecia Moss Niles Paul Athletic – Kupre Mitchell; Mani Smith Placzek – Jalaya Haynes Pat Seitz – Jazlyn Brown Brian Slobotski – Emma Newman; Rayetta Benson-Redinbaugh Schmitz O’Neill – Rayetta Benson-Redinbaugh Othmer – Uziel Ramos; Elaundra Nichols Wiley – Katerra Hamilton; Daija Williams Super 13 – Enzo LaMontia-Hankin Future Educator – Katerra Hamilton

BRYAN HIGH SCHOOL Judith Ann Basye – Alexandra Lucio Burke – Miguel Avila Garcia Nielsen – Day Lay Htoo

BURKE HIGH SCHOOL

ABRAM TURNER

KEENAN ALLEN

LINCOLN SOUTHEAST

LINCOLN EAST

Burke – Arnijae Ponder D.R. Anderson – Kai Johnson Garlock – Julia Ellis; Connor McGonigal Fullerton PTA Resiliency – Brooke Schmidt Judy Hennig – Kenzie Jo Lathrum

DARREL CHEW OMAHA NORTH

CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL Angood – Sarah Skolaski Beals PTO – Eva Taylor Burford – Moo Lay Shee Burke – Tevyn Velez-Semidy Dierks – Mariela Santos Field Club PTA – Philip Mason

AMANDA ROWLEY LINCOLN PIUS X

JOSHUA MILITTI OMAHA WESTSIDE

NORTH HIGH MAGNET SCHOOL Burke – Earl Spears Marilyn Arkfeld Clark – Anngalisia Govain-Nelson Class of 1962 – Natalia Partridge; Earl Spears Class of 2007 – Daniela Soto-Prado Nancy Fredericksen – Marc Austin, Jr.; Chloe Bartek Gustafson – Jacob Stacy Thomas Hunter – Griffin Peterson Jensen – Trevor Seglins Ian Jorden-Price – Alexan Short Lausterer – Marc Austin OPS Magnet – Catherine Christopherson

HEIDI THORSON/THE WORLD-HERALD

INSIDE: Learn about the All-State Team and meet other scholars from Nebraska and western Iowa earning All Academic recognition. Also find the 2017 Key Staffer honorees and scholarship winners at 40+ metro high schools.

NORTHWEST HIGH MAGNET SCHOOL

2017 SCHOLARS SECTION All-Academic Program coordinators: Kelly Forbes and Joanne Stewart All-Academic database coordinator: Jeff Robb Special section designer: Tom Knox Copy editors: Chris Christen, Kelly Forbes, Joanne Stewart, Kurt A. Keeler, Shelley Larsen, Pam Thomas Photography: Heidi Thorson and Chris Machian Advertising manager: Dan Matuella

ONE FOR THE SCRAPBOOK For additional copies of this special section or high-quality page and photo reprints, contact the OWH Store at 402-444-1014 or visit www.OWHstore.com.

D.R. Anderson – Mujahid Muhammad Burke – Ricky Robinson Paxton – Riann Miller Nielsen – Joey Beverly

Kiwanis – Hel Blut Say Antwaun Rollerson – Gregory Austin OPS Magnet – Connor Chavis

Othmer – Ghawayne Calvin; Kassidy Goertz Super 13 – Mark Lewis Future Educator – Nicole Root

Paxton – Uriel Reyes-Vazquez OPS Magnet – Erick Lopez-Quintana Melissa Rodriguez – Brenna Hardy Rosicky – Jaqueline Reyes Gadea Singer – Margarita Rodriguez

Othmer – Ana Perez-Villagomez; Omar Valadez Super 13 – Ana Perez-Villagomez Future Educator – Margarita Rodriguez

Ball – Moo So (Benson) CSI – Eric Roman (Burke); Jordan Gulley (Central); Ian Porter (North) Construction Academy – Austin Kimble (North); Michael Helms-Rathman

Culinary – Skye Lowther (Burke) Craft – Leria Faulkner, Collision/EMT (Central); Lu Do, Auto Tech (Burke)

SOUTH HIGH MAGNET SCHOOL Burke – Jonathan Stout Clarke – Juan Tapia-Ramirez Ian Jorden-Price – Eh Moo Susan Landow – Sheyla Cuevas Nielsen – Alyssa Hansen

OPS CAREER CENTER Career Center Faculty – Anthony Pocevicius (Bryan) David MacCallum – Claudia Ramos (Bryan)

Rosewater – Miguel Avila (Bryan)

(North)

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TO THESE 2017-2018 SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS “The Nebraska State College System Scholarships provide Nebraska students the opportunity to pursue a high quality education at one of our excellent colleges. I urge all of our scholarship recipients to make the most of their college education and to remember that learning is forever. Education can and will make a difference in their futures and in the future of Nebraska and its communities.” ~ Chancellor Stan Carpenter

Board of Trustees’ Scholarship Recipients CHADRON STATE COLLEGE Jack Birky Shania Bozzetto Jerhett Cattin Hollie Clark Ashtyn Decker Peyton Flack Kaylee Garvin Tamra Garvin Aiden Harimon Josee Hotz Christopher Jenkins Hannah Korte Avery Krentz Kassandra Marx Tori Meschke Taylee Neefe Blake Nikont Lauren Petersen Brandon Smith Lucas Taylor Megan Tidyman Alyssa Vogel

PERU STATE COLLEGE Jackson Beatty Catherine Benes Samantha Dunavin Emily Fellin Eric Hiatt Lexi Jasa

Emma Johnson Tanner Kalb Ben Keyes Regan Kirby Keegan Lane LeAnn Mandl Tyler Milke Nicholas Novak Shianna Oestreich Andrew Pavel Travis Reed Kelsey Ripperger Cheyenne Smith Nathan Spicka Gabriel VanEngen Dylan Webb Victoria Worthey

WAYNE STATE COLLEGE Matthew Ackerman Katia Agafonov Zoe Brink Sidney Brinker Trenton Chramosta Logan Connot Austin Creamer Alexander Dack Mariah Dendinger Alex Euse Dante Farris Ashley Foreman

Emma Gardner Taylor Gardner Brock Hegarty Jonah Heng Kiara Hochstein Brook Hoesing Willow Jensen Ashley Kneifl Summer Lenox Dillon Lubischer Paul Mach Shaylee Nelson Brooklynn Noecker Grace Orwen Lisa Oswald Shantel Preister William Reiter Timothy Schriever Morgan Schulze Carter Scott Hunter Smith William Stone Elaine Stueve Bradley Stuthman Lindsey VanOeveren Linnea Vogel Jacee Weber Jessica Wessel Jacob Weston

Governor’s Opportunity Scholarship Recipients Kaci Waugh Koner Hogue Anthony Getzfred

CHADRON STATE • PERU STATE • WAYNE STATE

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2017 Key Staffers The World-Herald annually recognizes outstanding student journalists with its Key Staffer award. The prize salutes journalistic achievement by a high school senior on any high school publication. All but two of the 44 metro-area schools invited to participate chose a recipient this year.

Bellevue East Donovan Cunningham Key Staffer Journalistic roles: Yearbook photographer, designer, spread editor, business ads editor, senior

dedication editor College plans: UNO; secondary education Parent: Megan Cunningham About: Donovan has been the most dedicated member of the staff, often coming in to work before or after school and on weekends, as well as pickinig up assignments that others failed to complete. Even though Donovan’s many duties required much of him, he tackled every assignment with an amazing work ethic, always meeting deadline and completing his work with a thoroughness and sense of professionalism that consistently served as an example for junior staff members to emulate. Scholarships offered at Bellevue East: Jackson Abe, Bellevue Junior Sports Association; Betz Elementary School PTA; Missouri Western State Dean’s Academic Zachary Acamo, Delta Kappa Gamma-Alpha Iota Chapter; Doane Academic, Visit; Midland Athletic; Morningside Academic Achievement Rachel Alexander, Ongert Family; UNO Dean’s Shavonne Antoine, Graceland Dean’s Merit Colleen Ballinger, Avery Presbyterian Church; Bellevue Soccer Club Bill Brinkman; Buena Vista Academic; Central College Alumni; Iowa State Academic Achievement; The Garrett Group; Olivet Nazarene Achievement; Tampa Minaret, Raise Julissa Barraza-Ramirez, Bellevue Freshman Academic Achievement, Latin DREAM, Mexican Abroad Catherine Belcher, Bellevue Public Schools Foundation-Gary L. Parker Memorial; Kansas Jayhawk Bailey Birt, Bellevue Public Schools-Sgt. Lonnie Calvin Allen Jr. Memorial Luke Bishop, Bellevue Knights of Columbus; Bellevue East High School Vocal Booster Club Crystal Campbell, UNL Nebraska Achievement Ryan Campbell, UNL Canfield; UNO Dean’s Leah Carabello, UNL Canfield; UNO Dean’s Antonia Chudomelka, Bellevue East Class of 1960 Ashley Chunka-Butler, Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation Michelle Clark, Peru State Cooperating Schools Samantha Collison, Northwest Missouri State Distinguished, Bearcat Advantage; UNL Canfield; UNO Regents Joy Conover, Aksarben and Avenue Scholars Foundations Career Emily Crook, Coe Academic, Visit Donovan Cunningham, Grand View Provost Miguel DeCaprio, Bares Family Foundation; UNL Health Sciences, Nebraska Achievement, Nebraska Emerging Leader Liliana Delgado, DePaul Scholars’; Iowa State Academic Recognition Kain Easterling, Missouri Western State Dean’s Academic Ashley Everson, Metro Distinction Patrick Finan, Air Force Association-Aksarben Chapter James M. Keck Morgan Gallagher, Daughters of the American Revolution Essay Contest; Nebraska Academic Decathlon Foundation; UNL Regents, College of Engineering; UNO Regents, Peter Kiewit-Walter Scott Jr. Eliya Gaytan, Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation Meghan Gray, Morningside Founder Paige Haskins, UNL Canfield, Nebraska Emerging Leader; UNO Dean’s; Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation Emma Hauenstein, Great Western Bank; Metro Governors; UNL Canfield; UNO Dean’s Joshua Hauer, Buena Vista President’s; Coe Trustee; Marquette Scholar Haley Herzberg, UNO Dean’s Tayla Hessler, Metro Distinction; Missouri Western State Dean’s Academic Jennifer Hinman, Creighton Founders; UNK Regents; UNL David Distinguished; UNO Regents Noah Hoefer, Bellevue Soccer Club-Bill Brinkman; Midland Scholar Athlete Serena Hooper, Grand Canyon Dean; UNL Nebraska Emerging Leader Nicole Jabens, Bellevue Public Schools-Lt. Col. Don Novak Memorial JROTC Karissa Jacobsen, College of St. Mary Dean’s, Academic Achievement; Creighton Founders Michael James, UNL Canfield; UNO Chan-

cellor’s Jonathan Jenkins, UNL Canfield; UNO Dean’s Zeric Johnson, Missouri State Deans’, Midwest Student Exchange Program Madison Keiffer-Rose, UNL Canfield; UNO Chancellor’s Baxter Knee, Bares Family Foundation; UNL Regents, Honors Textbook, Pepsi Service and Leadership; UNO Regents Katherine Knights, Northern State Presidents Meritorious WolfPACT; Southwest Minnesota State Foundation Presidential Greyson Kreis, Air Force ROTC; Army ROTC; Navy ROTC; Case Western Reserve; Creighton Founders, Father Joseph Labaj; Iowa State Award for Competitive Excellence, Return to Iowa Generations; St. Louis Vice President’s; Tulane Distinguished; UNL Regents, Honors Textbook; UNO Regents Nolan Lambert, Bellevue Junior Sports Association; Missouri Western State Governors’ Academic Justin Larson, Bellevue East High School PTSA Eric Lenear, Bellevue Public Schools-T.J. Kinnick Memorial; York Blue and White, Basketball Athletic Crystal Livengood, Aksarben and Avenue Scholars Foundations Career Marina Madrigal, Nebraska Wesleyan Governors’; UNK Regents; UNL Regents, Honors Textbook; UNO Regents, John and Mary Schleiger Kasey Mallow, Bellevue East High School PTSA; Central College Academic; Coe Trustee; Metro Governors; Midland Scholar Athlete Nolan Marshall, Creighton Founders; UNL Canfield; UNO Dean’s Cristiano Marx, American Legion Post 339-Martin Graves; Veteran’s Support Association JROTC Jessica McDermott, Missouri Western State Dean’s Academic Allison McVicker, Graceland Founders, Merit Nicholas Moeser, Bellevue Junior Sports Association; Wisconsin at Milwaukee Baseball Alex Molnar, Burger King McLamore Foundation-Burger King Scholars; UNL Regents, Honors Textbook, College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources Jalynn Poindexter, Nebraska Wesleyan Achievement, Archway; Offutt Enlisted Spouses Club; UNL Nebraska Emerging Leader Brittany Portillo, Metro Distinction Steven Powell, Aksarben and Avenue Scholars Foundations Career Cassidy Prucha, Omaha Education Association Foundation-Presidents’; Hutchinson Community Softball Athletic; Johnson County Community Softball Athletic; Kirkwook Community Softball Athletic; Central Methodist Academic; Friends Softball, Academic Ashley Rader, UNL Nebraska Achievement; UNO Dean’s Nathaniel Raffety, UNL Canfield; UNO Regents Trevor Ratzburg, UNL Canfield Haley Renner, Bellevue Junior Sports Association; Creighton Founders; Nebraska Wesleyan Achievement, Black and Gold Christian Reza, Nebraska Academic Decathlon Foundation Alyssa Robinson, Creighton Founders; UNL Canfield, Nebraska Emerging Leader; UNO Dean’s David Ruzicka, Bellevue Papillion Rotary Club-Rod Schmidt Memorial; UNL Nebraska Emerging Leader Jenny Sa, Loyola-Chicago Dean’s; Michigan State National Spartan; Rutgers Delaware River Meritorious Achiever; UNL Nebraska Achievement, Nebraska Emerging Leader Connor Sailors, Bellevue Public Schools Foundation; Bellevue Senior Community Center-Ada Max Brookover Andrew Sansone, UNL Canfield; UNO Chancellor’s Joshua Schmidt, Nebraska Wesleyan Black and Gold, Bennett Vocal Music; Kansas Midwest Student Exchange Program Justice Schmidt, Iowa Academic Success, National Scholars, Iowa Heritage; UNO Dean’s; Veteran’s Support Association JROTC Nicole Schmuff, Creighton; Frostburg State Summit; Siena College Franciscan; Kansas KU Excellence; Wichita State Heritage Merit Nicholas Schnelker, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10727 Samantha Seaman, Bellevue PTA/PTSA Council-Rex and Lois Cadwallader Memorial; Bellevue-Offutt Kiwanis Club George Thompson; Bellevue East High School Chieftain Theatre Booster Club; UNL Regents; UNO Regents Brandon Simms, Creighton Founders, Roman Shaffel, S.J.; UNL David Distinguished, Nebraska Achievement, Honors Textbook; UNO Regents; Washington Purple and Gold Scholar; Washington-St Louis Eliot; Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation Kelly Speltz, Heroes’ Legacy; UNL Regents, National Merit, Honors Textbook Taylor Stalbosky, UNL Nebraska Achievement Kiara Stanback, Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation Robert Stanback, Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation; Nebraska Wesleyan Achievement, Archway Emma Stofferahn, Bellevue University Aca-

Meet the honorees and read what school officials had to say about their Key Staffer selection. The 44 schools also were invited to share a list of the scholarships offered to members of their senior class as of April 26. Find those here and on the following pages.

demic Achievement, Lois Striker, Rotary Emma Stofferahn, Wake Robin Elementary School PTA Alumni Robert Storck, KPE Consulting Engineers Engineering/Architectural; UNL Regents, David Hawksworth; UNO Regents; Offutt Officers’ Spouses’ Club Charitable Association Elaine Stueve, Bellevue Public Schools Foundation; Bellevue East High School Chieftain Theatre Booster Club; Burger King McLamore Foundation-Burger King Scholars; Creighton Founders, Roman Shaffel, S.J.; Hastings Crimson, Theatre; Midland Presidential, Scholar Athlete; Nebraska Wesleyan Presidents; UNK Regents; UNL David Distinguished, Honors Textbook, Johnny Carson Opportunity; UNO Chancellor’s; Wayne State Trustees Christina Sullivan, Bellevue Public Schools Foundation-Emily Elle Garcia Memorial; Omaha Archdiocesan Council of Catholic Women; UNK Regents; UNL David Distinguished, Honors Textbook, Pepsi Service and Leadership; UNO Chancellor’s Elizabeth Thrall, Metro Governors Timothy Trojanowski, UNL Regents, Honors Textbook; UNO Regents Claire Tweedy, Alpha Delta Kappa Education Majors; Bellevue East Class of 1959; Doane Trustees, Vocal Music Lois Wallach, Southern Illinois Dean’s; UNL Canfield, Nebraska Emerging Leader Haley Wharton, Nebraska Wesleyan Presidents, Huge Recognition, Bennett Vocal Music; UNL Canfield; UNO Chancellor’s Matthew Wittig, UNL David Distinguished Logan Wood, UNL Regents, College of Engineering; UNO Regents, Peter Kiewit-Walter Scott Jr. Natalie Young, Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation Makayla Younger, UNL Nebraska Emerging Leader; Fairview Elementary School Alumni

Bellevue West Emma Larson Key Staffer Journalistic roles: Managing editor, The Thunderbeat newspaper; editor-in-chief, The Thunderbeat

yearbook College plans: Webster University; English education with a minor in global journalism Parents: Eric and Kati Larson About: Since her sophomore year, Emma has been a stabilizing and creative force on both newspaper and yearbook staffs. She is the epitome of leadership and ethical journalism.

Scholarships offered at Bellevue West: Allison Aden, Creighton Founders Kenny Allred, Bellevue Public Schools Foundation; Allen County Community College Baseball Miguel Alvarez, Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation Greyson Arens, Bellevue University Freshman Academic Achievement, Bill and Jane Brooks Endowed, DREAM; Great Western Bank Matthew Arnold, UNO-Peter Kiewit Institute Walter Scott Jr.; UNO Regents; UNL Regents; Iowa State ACE Level II, College of Engineering; South Dakota School of Mines & Technology Mines Scholar Jacob Baasch, Hill College Baseball Oscar Baird, BJSA Jessica Barela, Texas Christian Deans; Iowa Advantage Iowa, Old Gold Christina Baxter, Kansas State Soccer Josh Begeman, Metro Governors Hope Bonar, Creighton Softball Miranda Bowser, Minnesota State Freshman Honors Jaylin Bradley, UNL Football Caitlin Brown, Metro Distinction Jacob Brown, Metro Distinction Travis Burmeister, UNL David Distinguished Tristan Caffrey, Sgt Lonnie Calvin Allen Memorial Kelly Callahan, UNL Nebraska Achievement, Glenn Korff School of Music Eleanor Carle, Bellevue/Papillion Music Teachers Association Annaliese Baer Music Dustin Carlson, Metro Governors Jasmine Cashin, Cabelas Sue and Al Saathoff Tyler Ciurej, USD Football Daniel Cook, UNO Dean’s Megan Cook, UNK Soccer, Chancellors Haille Cox, Bellevue Kiwanis Club; UNL Nebraska Achievement Drew Davidson, Fairview Elementary PTA; BJSA Amberlee DeRosier, UNL Regents; UNO Regents Morgan Deters, Susan Thompson Buffett

Foundation Omar Diaz, Aksarben Horatio Alger Career Whitney Dockweiler, UNK Soccer Melanie Doyle, Iowa Western Soccer Deanna Dymond, UNO Regents; UNL Regents; Creighton Acaemic, Fr. Joseph Labaj, Roman Shaffel S.J.; Colorado State Presidential; St. Catherine Presidential, Venture; Concordia Excellence, Priority Cobber; American Red Cross Jadyn Ervin, Metro Distinction Henry Farnan, Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation; Midland Athletic; Buena Vista Merit; Hastings Pro Rege, Athletic; Doane Van Hoy, Athletic; Peru State Athletic, Cooperating Schools; Suburban Rotary Club Jordan Finch, Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation Skylar Finch, Greater Omaha Packing Company; College of St. Mary Dean’s Chris Finn, Morningside Football Ariel Fitzpatrick, Aksarben Horatio Alger Career Nathaniel Frazier, Bellevue University Mascot, Freshman Academic Brittney Fuentes, Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation; Aksarben Horatio Alger Career; Metro Distinction Luke Galvan, UNL Nebraska Achievement Bianca Garcia, Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation Karen Goeschel, UNL Regents, Honors Program Textbook; UNO Regents; Creighton Magis; UNK Regents; CHI Health Midlands Hospital Auxiliary Teen Volunteer Caleb Goetz, Iowa Western Baseball; BJSA Louise Gorzkiewicz, 2017 Papillion-LaVista South Titan Invitational Drill Meet Katherine Gullett, UNL Nebraska Achievement; Bellevue West Band Booster Caelon Harkey, Northwest Missouri State Track Scarlett Hill, UNO Track & Field/Cross Country Cale Hlavac, Hill College Baseball Megan Hoppe, Hastings Ringland, Tuition Exchange; Drake Tuition Exchange, Presidential; Nebraska Wesleyan Archway; Rockhurst Tuition Exchange Amanda Horbach, Eastern Star/Masonic Lodge Grace Howard, OEA Foundation Board of Trustees-Thresa Clark Honorary; Creighton Roman Shaffel S.J., Founders; UNO Chancellor’s Christian Howell, Metro Governors; Morningside Founder; USD Coyote Achievement Kyla Jackson, UNL David Distinguished Samantha Jocson, College of St. Mary Dean’s Academic; Creighton Founders; Bellevue Knights of Columbus Sylvo Johnson Jr, Central Missouri Football Sierra Karst, Missouri Mark Twain, School of Journalism, Alumni, Donald S. Mozley; UNL Honors Program Textbook, Regents; UNO Regents; Kansas nonresident KU Excellence; Iowa State ACE Level II Celeste Kenworthy, UNL CASNR, Regents; UNO Regents, Honors Program Textbook; Offutt Officers Spouses Club; Nebraska Academy of Sciences Lincoln Gem & Memorial Aidan Klaasen, Aksarben Horatio Alger Career Brandon Lacy, Matthew Grimes Memorial Brian Lacy, UNO Regents; Chicago-Loyola Presidential; DePaul Presidential; Creighton Founders; UNL David Distinguished Emily Larsen, Nebraska Wesleyan Cornerstone, Achievement; VFW Voice of Democracy Emma Larson, Kansas Wesleyan Presidential Academic; Webster Gold Academic, Presidential; Alpha Delta Kappa; Bellevue Public Schools Foundation; Rex & Lois Cadwallader Audrey Lausterer, Bellevue/Papillion Music Teachers Association Annaliese Baer Music Megan LeClere, U.S. Air Force ROTC, Academy Prep School Malcolm Lee, Iowa Western Football Nicole Lindell, Nebraska Wesleyan President’s; Wesleyan Aspiring Writers Brandon Lopez, Aksarben Horatio Alger Career Derek McLaughlin, BJSA; Creighton Founders Jeremiah Mejia, Metro Distinction; Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation Malissa Miller, Metro Distinction; VFW Voice of Democracy Josh Miranda, Wake Robin Elementary PTA; Iowa State ACE Excellence, Academic Recognition; UNL Canfield, Chancellor’s; UNO Chancellor’s Xiomara Mora, Metro Distinction Terese Navarra, 2017 Ten Outstanding Young Omaha Teens; Bellevue Kiwanis Club; Bellevue/Offutt Kiwanis; Emperor Science Award 2016 Carson Scholar; UNL Regents; Minnesota College of Engineering Freshman, National Christina Navarro, Aksarben Horatio Alger Career Dylan Nelson, Bethany Lutheran Luther; Concordia Excellence, Priority Cobber Jimmy Nguyen, Doane Trustees, Vocal Music, Theatre Jayda Noble, Bellevue University Soccer Duncan O’Boyle, Lincoln Memorial Ethan O’Boyle, Eastern Kentucky Anthony Parde, VFW Post 10727 Emily Peterson, UNO Basketball James Pietsch, Creighton Magis; UNO Col-

lege of Engineering, Regents; UNL College of Engineering, Regents Kevin Ponec, Metro Governors Christopher Randall, Twin Ridge Elementary PTA Hunter Rausch, Air Force Association/AkSar-Ben Chapter Lt. General James M. Keck Air Force JROTC; KPE 2017 Engineering/ Architectural; UNO Regents, Chancellor’s; UNL Regents, Canfield Jake Reckin, Wisconsin-Eau Claire Golf Meagan Richard, Iowa State Academic Recognition; Creighton Founders; Nebraska Public Agency Investment Trust; Bellevue Public Schools Foundation; American Red Cross; Creighton Founders Collin Richards, BJSA Brooke Riley, College of St. Mary President’s Academic; Bellevue Rotary Club; Creighton Founders Cameron Rippey, UNL David Distinguished; UNO Chancellor’s Jessica Rupp, Missouri Valley College Academic, Lacrosse Marian Sanchez-Romo, Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation; Creighton Founders; Loyola-Chicago Trustee Marcus Sandlin, Metro Distinction Joel Savich, Hastings Football, Ringland; Michael J. Zielinski Memorial; Augustana Maren Schuttler, Iowa Old Capitol Achievement; Kansas nonresident Midwest Student Exchange; UNL Dance, Nebraska Achievement; Delta Kappa Gamma Chase Scott, UNL Nebraska Legends, Canfield; Runza Student of the Week; Air Force ROTC; Florida Institute of Technology Panther Fund Samantha Shirley-Anzures, Aksarben Horatio Alger Career Alexis Simpson, UNL Canfield; UNO Dean’s Jenna Swaney, UNO Regents; UNL Regents; Denver Chancellor; Drake Presidential; Minnesota National Cameron Taylor, Johnson County Community College Baseball Wesley Thompson, UNK Chancellors Kayla Thor, Creighton Academic, Fr. Joseph Labaj; UNK Loper Excellence; UNO Honors Program Emily Todalen, Metro Distinction Leslie Velasco, Aksarben Horatio Alger Career Victoria Walenz, Hofstra Deans Bryce Walker, Allen County Community College Baseball Courtney Wallingford, Oral Roberts Soccer Paige Wallingford, Bellevue Kiwanis Club; Ada Max Brookover Tesa Weddle, Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation; UNL Canfield; American Legion Martin Graves William Weekly, Aksarben Horatio Alger Career Elaine Weese, Oklahoma State Out-of-State Tuition Waiver Tatiana Wilson, Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation Evan York, Metro Distinction Daniel Young, UNL Canfield; Offutt Officers Spouses Club Sam Vanderslice, Doane Football Zach Zimmer, Bellevue Public Schools Foundation

Bennington Ashly Helfrich Key Staffer Journalistic roles: Co-editor of the yearbook. Played a major role in layout and design, copy writing and editing, and theme development. Parents: Rick and Mindy Helfrich About: Ashly has a natural flair for writing and layout and design. She has excellent knowledge of journalistic principles. She approaches each assignment with enthusiasm, and takes initiative to make sure each aspect of a spread is covered. She kept the staff focused and motivated, and took on extra responsibilities to help meet deadlines. Scholarships offered at Bennington: Katia Agafonov, Bennington Public Schools Foundation Merit Bronze; Heritage Elementary PTO; UNO Chancellor’s, Music; Wayne State Trustees Bailey Bousquet, Midland Athletic Chad Bowman, Central Missouri Red & Black, Red Grant; UNL Nebraska Achievement Colin Brown, Bennington Public Schools Foundation Merit Bronze; Iowa State Academic; UNL Canfield Mason L. Brown, Bennington American Legion Post #266; Bennington Booster Club; Colorado State Deans; Embry-Riddle Aeronautical Presidential; Pine Creek Elementary

PTO; Regis Academic; Colorado-Colorado Springs Academic Mason V. Brown, UNL Canfield; UNO Regents Lucas Bruneau, Northwest Missouri State Bearcat Advantage, Tower; Wayne State Academic Miriam Calderon, Bennington Public Schools Foundation Bronze; Concordia Academic; Northwest Missouri State Bearcat Advantage, Academic Excellence, Cultural Enrichment; UNK Chancellors; UNL Nebraska Achievement; UNO Chancellors Todd Cerny, Bennington Basketball Association; Bennington Booster Club; Bennington Elementary PTO; Bennington Public Schools Foundation Bronze; Missouri Western State President’s Academic; UNK Academic; UNL Canfield; UNO Deans; Wayne State Academic Madison Cobb, Bennington Booster Club; Bennington High Red Cross; Bennington Soccer Club; Northwest Missouri State Bearcat Advantage, Tower Grace Corrigan, Bennington Public Schools Foundation Bronze; UNL Canfield Kayla Cunningham, Northwest Missouri State Freshman Merit Nicole Davis, Upper Iowa Academic Gabrielle Diamond, Bennington Basketball Association; Bennington Booster Club; Bennington Education Association; Bennington Public Schools Foundation Gold; Concordia Academic, Athletic; Gene Baldwin Memorial; Pine Creek Elementary PTO; UNK Regents; UNL Chancellor’s Leadership, Canfield; Western Douglas County Chamber of Commerce Ashly Helfrich, Bennington Public Schools Foundation Bronze; Rev. Dr. Norman E. Schroeder Madisyn Hobbs, Northwest Missouri State Bearcat Advantage, Distinguished; UNL Chancellor’s; Utah Academic; Utah Valley Academic Connor Hoins, Autism Society of Nebraska-Dan Archwamtey; Omaha Suburban Rotary; Wayne State Black & Gold Mikaela Housh, Metro Governors Madelyn Hunke, Bennington Public Schools Foundation Merit Bronze; Nebraska Wesleyan Achievement, Legacy, President’s; Northwest Missouri State Bearcat Advantage, Distinguished Scholar; UNL Canfield Jessica James, UNL Nebraska Achievement Emily Jenkins, Metro Governors Mackenzie Jeppesen, Bennington Music Boosters; Bennington Public Schools Foundation Silver; UNL Canfield, Nebraska Legends Matthew Kiel, UNO Academic Cameron Lacoma, Bennington Public Schools Foundation Merit Silver; UNL Canfield Josh Lacoma, Bennington Public Schools Foundation Merit Silver; Iowa State Academic Cody Liske, UNL Regents Abigale Lueders, Kylie Jo Remmereid Memorial; Missouri Western State Excellence, President’s Academic James Mahon, Metro Distinction Jordan Martin, Hesston College Academic Grace Matheny, College of St. Mary Achievement, Athletic; Creighton Academic; Nebraska Methodist College Achievement Ashlee McGill, Bennington Public Schools Foundation Bronze; UNL Regents, Honors; UNO Regents Katelyn McKnight, Northwest Missouri State Green and White Braden McShane, Bennington Booster Club; Bennington Public Schools Foundation Bronze; Bennington Soccer Club; Case Western Reserve Academic; Kylie Jo Remmereid Memorial; Rensselaer Medal; Colorado-Boulder Presidential; Minnesota Twin Cities Presidential; UNL Regents; UNO Regents Mackenzie Melton, College of St. Mary Achievement, Athletic; Graceland President’s Merit Paige Menke, Bennington American Legion Auxiliary Unit #266; Bennington Booster Club; Bennington Elementary PTO; Bennington Jaycees; Nebraska Wesleyan Achievement, Archway; Rev. Dr. Norman E. Schroeder; Central Missouri Red Grant, Athletic Kira Milan, Badger Art; Bennington Music Boosters; Bennington Public Schools Foundation Merit Silver; UNL Chancellor’s, Canfield; UNO Chancellors; Northern Colorado Trustee’s Kyle Monti, Bennington Booster Club; Bennington Public Schools Foundation Merit Bronze; Skills USA Club; Southeast Community College Academic Cassidy Noble, Bennington Education Association Bailey Oborny, Bennington Booster Club; Bennington Education Association; Bennington Elementary PTO; Bennington Jaycees; First Responders Founndation; Wayne State Cooperating School Olivia Persigehl, Bennington Booster Club; Bennington Public Schools Foundation Merit Gold; Kansas State Purple & White; Northwest Missouri State Bearcat Advantage; Pine Creek Elementary PTO; Rev. Dr. Norman E. Schroeder; UNK Regents, Honors; UNL Regents, Honors Madison Pigg, Bennington Public Schools Foundation Career; Capitol Entrance Exam; Cubby’s Stephen Falk Memorial Joshua Pokorny, Bennington Public Schools

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Continued from Page 15 Foundation Bronze; Bennington Wrestling Club; UNL Regents Kaitlyne Pollock, Bennington Public Schools Foundation All-Star Kids Employee Abigale Post, Bennington Public Schools Foundation All-Star Kids Employee Ethan Preissler, Bennington Booster Club; Bennington Public Schools Foundation Merit Bronze; Bennington Youth Football Club; UNO Deans Dylan Renter, Bennington Elementary PTO; Bennington Jaycees; Bennington Music Boosters; Jeff Glover Memorial; Kylie Jo Remmereid Memorial; Midland Academic, Performing Arts; South Dakota Coyote Commitment, Theatre Talent Hayden Richardson, Bennington American Legion Auxiliary Unit #266; Bennington Public Schools Foundation Merit Bronze; Kansas State Honors, Purple & White; UNL Canfield, Nebraska Legends, Honors; UNO Regents William Richardson, Bennington Public Schools Foundation Merit Silver; UNL Regents, Honors; UNO Regents Shelby Ryan, Bennington Public Schools Foundation Bronze; Pine Creek Elementary PTO; UNK Regents; UNL Chancellor’s, David Distinguished, Honors; UNO Chancellors Blake Schmida, Bennington American Legion Post #266 Alyssa Schonder, Chadron State Academic Kaylyn Segebart, Metro Distinction Kyle Sisavanh, Bennington Public Schools Foundation Merit Silver; UNL Canfield; UNO Regents Miranda Sothman, Metro Distinction Camron Spicka, Bennington Public Schools Foundation Career Samuel Stefan, Bennington Jaycees Justin Stroud, Concordia Academic; Hastings Academic; Missouri Western Dean’s Academic Clayton Swapp, Bennington Public Schools Foundation Merit Silver; UNL David Distinguished; UNO Regents Connor Unger, Bennington Public Schools Foundation Merit Silver; UNL Regents, Honors Tyler Weikel, Nebraska Christian College Institute Ilyssa West, Bennington Music Boosters; Midland Academic, Scholar Performer Evan Widhalm, Bennington Public Schools Foundation Merit Bronze; Minthorn Opportunity; UNL Nebraska Achievement; UNO Regents

Benson Emily Mickow Key Staffer Journalistic roles: Part of yearbook staff for three years, playing several roles. This year, she was managing editor. She has also been a part of the photojournalism program.

College plans: Metropolitan Community College; early childhood education

Parent: Brad Mickow About: Without Emily’s dedication, organization and willingness to rise to a leadership position (managing editor), this yearbook would not have been possible. Scholarships offered at Benson: Ali Ali, Omaha Schools Foundation-Karl and Midori Johnson Science, Ricki Getzschman Memorial; Caring and Concerned Educators; Carleton Admission; Michael and Susan Dell Foundation Dell; UNO Davis Chambers; Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation Irlanda Arenas, Northwest Missouri State Northwest Merit, Bearcat Advantage, Freshman Multicultural Jason Baier, Benson High Instrumental Boosters; Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation; Benson High Alumni Association-John C. McElhaney Music Samjana Biswa, Metro Distinction; Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation Dhan Biswakarma, Omaha Schools Foundation-Carl W. and Antoynette Nielsen; Metro Governor’s; Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation Wilfredo Calderon, Omaha Schools Foundation-Dr. Roland Hoff; Nebraska Wesleyan Black & Gold Collin Clapp, Omaha Schools Foundation-Ione C. Paxton; Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation Jessica Clark, UNL Achievement, Emerging Leader Jose Corrales-Orozco, Omaha Education Association-Mr. and Mrs. Henry Colson Memorial; UNO Dean’s; UNL Canfield; Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation Angel Diaz, Omaha Education Association-Allen Seline Memorial Mauricio Enriquez, Omaha Schools Foundation-Donald F. and Mildred Topp Othmer, Milt Lorenz Memorial; Nebraska Wesleyan Black & Gold, College Possible TaNaysha Epperson, Benson High Cheerleading Jordan Fashing, Omaha Education Association-Roberta Kiewit Mathematics; Omaha Schools Foundation-Mr. and Mrs. Henry Colson Memorial, Benson JROTC; Benson High Booster Club; Coe Impact, Trustee, Visual & Peforming Arts in Theatre; Buena Vista Trustee, Fine and Media Arts Participation, Heritage; Wayne State Neihardt; Northwest Missouri State Academic Excellence, Bearcat Advantage; Peru State Cooperating School; Dodge Elementary PTA; Omaha Schools Foundation-Magnet Eh Htoo Gay, Omaha Education Association-Mary McNamara Memorial; Omaha Schools Foundation-Benson High Leadership; Concordia Academic; Omaha Schools Foundation-Troy Travis Memorial Nay Gay, Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation Grace Harkins, Hastings Crimson; Omaha Schools Foundation-Edward Holyoke Memorial Ambrosia Hatcher, Avenue Scholars-Aksarben Horatio Alger Career Malcolm Heard, Concordia Academic Kenya Heath, UNL Emerging Leader Dayana Houston, Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation Lay Htoo, Metro Distinction Rosa Jurado, Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation Kiere Keil, UNL Dean’s Merit; Benson High Alumni Association-William F. Nimtz Sean Krebbs, Omaha Education Association-Scotty Orcutt Memorial Mai Mai Lahpai, Avenue Scholars-Aksarben Horatio Alger Career Jessalyn Leaden, Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation Cheyenne Liebsack, Omaha Education Association-Mary McNamara Memorial; Omaha Schools Foundation-Benson High Leadership; Benson High Booster Club; Concordia Academic; Nebraska Wesleyan Archway, College Possible; UNL Emerging Leader Griselda Martha-Gallardo, Avenue Scholars-Aksarben Horatio Alger Career Bay Meh, Metro Distinction Destiny Montanez, Avenue Scholars-Aksarben Horatio Alger Career; Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation Eh Moo, Omaha Schools Foundation-Benson High Endowment; Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation Ka Moo, Omaha Schools Foundation-Donald F. and Mildred Topp Othmer Kiera Moore, Avenue Scholars-Aksarben Horatio Alger Career Reaunna Murrell, Avenue Scholars-Aksarben Horatio Alger Career Ashley Nichols, Omaha Schools Foundation-Randall Owens Memorial; Benson High Alumni Association-Shane Graeve Family; Metro Terry L. Moore Jr. Special Recognition Sidney Nosavan, Benson High Alumni Association Eric Parsons, Omaha Education Association-Mr. and Mrs. Henry Colson Memorial, Gunnar Horn Journalism, Dr. Edwin Parrish Memorial Vocational Education; Wayne State SkillsUSA, Leadership

You En Paw, Metro Distinction; Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation KeSean Peter, Metro Distinction Kyla Price-Wallin, Metro Governor’s Brianna Raumaker, Omaha Schools Foundation-Dr. Roland Hoff; Kansas State Purple and White; Red Cross Blood Drive Pu Reh, Metro Distinction; Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation Deysy Reyes, Red Cross Blood Drive; Benson High Alumni Association Dana Ring, Benson High Alumni Association-Charles “Chuck” Davey Memorial DeShondre Robinson, Nebraska Wesleyan Achievement, College Possible; Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation Joanna Salazar, Avenue Scholars-Aksarben Horatio Alger Career Mu Kaw Shee, Metro Distinction; Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation Sarah Shotkoske, Benson High Instrumental Boosters; Northwest Missouri State Merit, Bearcat Advantage Moo Ae Kur So, Omaha Schools Foundation-Jerry Ball Memorial; Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation Eh Doh Soe, Metro Distinction Tiny Soe, Omaha Schools Foundation-Ally Milder Memorial; Nebraska Wesleyan Cornerstone Milka Tapia Ruiz, College of St. Mary Misericordia Matthew Tatschl, Northwest Missouri State Academic Excellence, Bearcat Advantage; Kansas State Denison, College of Agriculture; Metro Governor’s; Hastings Ringland; Omaha Education Association-Charles Matthews Memorial Ler Mu Taw, Omaha Schools Foundation-Harry A. Burke; Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation Leslie Tlatenchi, Omaha Schools Foundation-Melanie Koontz Memorial Andre Wills, Nebraska Wesleyan Black & Gold Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation

Blair Scholarships offered at Blair: Branden Adams, UNL Achievement Owen Adamson, South Dakota Coyote Commitment Carter Anderson, Blair Wrestling Club Trent Hill Memorial; Hastings Ringland; Morningside Athletic, Founder; Orion Archery Club; Peleska Family Wrestling Cody Anderson, UNL Canfield; UNO Chancellor’s Jayme Anderson, American Legion Auxiliary Sara Arens, Metro Governor’s Laura Arias, Patricia Wright Theatre Meredith Bateman, UNL Canfield; UNO Dean’s; Washington County Bank ATM; Wubbena C. Rand Endowed Timothy Bennett, Blair Rotary Club Cayley Bohlen, UNL Canfield; UNO Dean’s; South Dakota Coyote Commitment Madison Bolton, Metro Governor’s Jarrett Branz, Great Plains Communications Family Brooke Brewer, Blair Fine Arts Boosters; Nebraska Weselyan Founders Colton Brown, Metro Distinction Chelsea Bryant, TeamMates Mentoring Program Osborne Opportunity Cody Camenzind, Blair Rotary Club; Metro Governor’s Ethan Cox, UNL Canfield Geoffrey Davis, Dakota State Merit Champion Scholar Sawyer Davis, Blair Lions Club; UNL Canfield, Pepsi Scholar; UNO Dean’s Madalyne Epperson, First Lutheran Church; UNK Regents; UNL Arts & Sciences Dean’s Scholar, Honors Textbook, Regents; UNO Regents; Washington County Bank ATM Molly Epperson, Northwest Missouri State Bearcat Advantage, Distinguished; UNK Chancellor’s; UNL Canfield; UNO Dean’s Cade Ewoldt, Great Plains Communications Family; Peleska Family Wrestling Lindsay Fisher, Nick Olson Memorial James Frazer, Metro Governor’s; UNL Canfield, College of Architecture Alumni Association; UNO Chancellor’s; Washington County 4-H- Keith & Carol Hartvigsen Honorary Olivia Frost, Creighton Founders; Memorial Community Hospital Auxiliary; Two Rivers Bank; Washington County Bank ATM; Wubbena C. Rand Endowed Victoria Fultz, Augustana Alumni Legacy, Presidential; Blair Fine Arts Boosters; National Academy of Future Scientists & Technologist Award of Excellence; Nebraska Weselyan Governor’s; Simpson Carver G. Washington Scholar, Music; UNL David Distinguished; UNO Chancellor’s Jacob Garder, First Lutheran Church; Iowa State Award of Excellence; Lane W. Bryant; South Dakota State Yellow & Blue; Two Rivers Bank; UNL David Distinguished; UNO Regents Tyler Garder, Buena Vista Heritage; Doane Trustees, Vocal Music; First Lutheran Church; Gene Root World War II Silver Star Purple Heart; UNK Chancellor’s Christopher Gibbons-Christie, Metro Distinction Isabella Grantham, Maude E. Jensen Memorial; Northwest Missouri State Bearcat Advantage, Tower Bethany Green, Washington County Bank ATM Taylyn Higel, Pounds Family Trade Katherine Hoffman, UNL Canfield, Honors Textbook, Pepsi Scholar Kellyn Jewett, UNL Canfield Mason Kaeding, UNL Regents Hayley Kastrup, Blair Rotary Club; Country Tire Agriculture; Kansas State College of Agriculture, Midwest Student Exchange Enhancement; Oklahoma State Ag Centennial; South Dakota State Yellow & Blue; UNK Regents; UNL College of Agricultural Sciences & Natural Resources, Regents; UNO Regents Sydney Kelley, Metro Distinction Kate Lacey, Blair Fine Arts Meagan Swets Memorial; Joseph’s College of Cosmetology Cody Lambrecht, Aksarben Foundation Ag Leaders; Two Rivers Bank Tanner Larson, UNL Canfield Kaden Lawson, Metro Governor’s Paige Lindner, Northwest Missouri State Bearcat Advantage, University Scholar Jaden Livingston, Kansas State Denison Lindsay Lock, Two Rivers Bank Grace Lueders, Blair Fine Arts Boosters; First Lutheran Church; Solomon Education; UNK Chancellor’s, Cooperating Schools, Music; UNL Canfield; UNO Dean’s; South Dakota Coyote Commitment Laurel Lux, Nebraska Weselyan Governor’s; UNL Canfield; UNO Regents Jacob Manchester, Metro Distinction Makenzie Mantz, Blair Rotary Club; UNL Canfield; UNO Chancellor’s Chloe Martin, Blair United Methodist Church Youth Service Award; Cornell College Dance, Trustee; Lane W. Bryant Kelsey McCaig, Blair Firefighter’s Auxiliary; Maude E. Jensen Memorial Zachary McDonald, Blair Rotary Club; Metro Distinction William Miller, Midland Athletic Trapshoot Zachary Nannen, UNL David Distinguished; UNO Regents Mia Nielsen, Maude E. Jensen Memorial; UNO Regents Magdalene O’Brien, Blair Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #83; Northwest Missouri State Bearcat Advantage, Tower Seth Oney, Fontanelle Hybrids Western Knowledge-Exceptional Communities; Max L. West Memorial Lindsay Oppliger, Metro Governor’s Chloe Ostrowski, Midland Dance Natalie Ott, Blair Rotary Club; UNL Nebraska Achievement Nathan Peleska, Peleska Family Wrestling; Wasington County Cattlemen’s Association Raquell Penke, Missouri Western State Dean’s Carli Pfeil, Blair Rotary Club; First Lutheran Church; UNL Canfield; UNO Dean’s Jackson Poling, Connie Huse Memorial; Oregon State Provost Bailey Quick, Metro Governor’s Zachary Quinn, Country Tire Automotive Brandt Radloff, Iowa Western Presidential Dallas Roach, Steven & Vicki Shanahan Education Ruby Rolland, Northland Academic; UNL Regents Creighton Ross, First Lutheran Church; UNK

Loper Excellence Elliot Roth, UNL Honors Textbook, Regents; UNO Regents Jessica Schenck, College of St. Mary President’s Scholaship; Two Rivers Bank; UNL Canfield; UNO Dean’s Morgan Schenck, Two Rivers Bank; UNK Honors, Regents; UNL Canfield; UNO Dean’s; Washington County Bank ATM Allyson Schlueter, Blair Rotary Club; Gene Root World War II Silver Star Purple Heart Hope Siemer, Missouri Western State Dean’s Thomas Simonson, Colorado School of Mines President’s Scholaship; Lane W. Bryant; South Dakota School of Mines & Technology SD Mines Scholar; UNK Regents; UNL College of Engineering, Regents; UNO Regents Stephen Sobota, Nebraska Weselyan Governor’s, Huge Recognition, Legacy, Marshall Jacob P. Sorenson, Blair Rotary Club Ashley Svendgard, Blair Rotary Club; Northwest Missouri State Academic, Bearcat Advantage; UNK Dean’s; South Dakota Coyote Commitment Erika Swenson, Lane W. Bryant UNK Honors, Regents; UNL Honors Textbook, Regents; UNO Regents Dylan Thayer, Arizona State President’s Award; UNL Foundation, Johnny Carson Scholar, Regents; UNO Regents Emma Thomas, Nebraska Weselyan Bennett, Presidents; Nick Olson Memorial Zachary Wajda, UNL David Distinguished; UNO Regents Katrina Washington, Blobaum Family John White, UNL David Distinguished; UNO Regents; South Dakota Coyote Commitment Alec Wick, Concordia Athletic Track & Cross Country, Dean’s, Lutheran Heritage Award; Country Tire Business; Doane Athletic Track & Cross Country, Trustees, Hansen Fellowship Award, Legacy Award; First Lutheran Church; Missouri Western State Governors; UNK Dean’s; Wayne State Leadership Evan Wick, Concordia Athletic Track & Cross Country, Dean’s, Lutheran Heritage Award; Doane Athletic Track & Cross Country, Trustees, Hansen Fellowship Award, Legacy Award; First Lutheran Church; Missouri Western State Governors; UNK Loper Excellence; Wayne State- Bob & Marie Miller Memorial Abigail Wilson, Metro Omaha Chapter of the Oncology Nursing Society Nursing; Nebraska Methodist Wischmeier Dean’s Nursing Devon Wormuth, Jensen Alumnus; Peleska Family Wrestling; UNL Canfield; UNO Dean’s Margo Wrich, Creighton Founders; Morningside Founder; South Dakota Coyote Commitment

Boys Town Laura Fisher Key Staffer Journalistic roles: Numerous newspaper roles, including copy editor, page designer, reporter and page editor College plans: University of Nebraska at Kearney; behavorial science Parents: Jessica and Andrew Fisher About: Laura performs academically at a very high level. She is willing to take on the more difficult assignments and communicates well will her peers when a story needs to be improved. She’s always on time with her work and it continues to be superlative. Scholarships offered at Boys Town: Teddy Allen, West Virginia Athletic-Basketball Dominick Barrett, Morningside Athletic-Football, Achievement Kennedy Flott, Northwest Missouri State Tower, Bearcat Advantage Andrew Harris, UNL Canfield; UNO Deans; Midland Athletic-Cross Country; Hastings Pro Rege, Athletic-Cross Country-Track Sadie Johnson, Wayne State Art & Design Felicia Lassek, Metro Full JR Rice, RPAL’s Youth of the Year Skylar Underwood, UNL Canfield Maddison Weston, Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation

Brownell-Talbot Scholarships offered at Brownell-Talbot: John Alli, Creighton Merit; Oral Roberts Academic; UNL College of Agricultural Science and Natural Resources; Trinity President’s Gabriana Basile, The New School Dean’s; Berklee College of Music; National Jazz Education Network-Mary Ann Fischer David Bredthauer, North Texas Meritorious, National Merit; National Jazz Education Network-Mary Ann Fischer; UNL Regents, Honors Program, Glenn Korff School of Music Program; Oberlin College of Arts and Sciences Oberlin Scholar, Oberlin Conservatory of Music Merit; Indiana-Bloomington Hutton Honors College; Belmont Faculty Scholar, Academic Merit; UNO Regents Jack Bydalek, UNL Jeffrey S. Raikes, Thomas E. Laurman Endowed, Nebraska Legends, Canfield’s; UNO Regents Carter Calvert, Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation; Creighton Academic Lauryn Caster, Creighton Magis and Roman Shaffel S.J.; Drake Presidential; Loyola Chicago Presidential; St. Thomas Academic Tucker Curry, Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation Shane Fleming, Creighton Founders; UNO Regents; UNL David Distinguished Scholar and Honors; Nebraska Academic Decathalon Junzhe Fu, Illinois Institute of Technology Crown Sean Gardner, Iowa State Award for Competitive Excellence Level I Shelby Gibbins, Midland Performing Arts; Drake Presidential Brett Graves, UNO Regents; UNL Regents, Honors Rachel Hall, Naval ROTC Immediate Reservation; Arizona State Presidential; Fordham-Jogues; UNL Honors, Nebraska Achievement Scholar; Iowa State Award for Competitive Excellence Level I Adam Hedican, Xavier; Miami Merit; Iowa National Scholars; St. Thomas Academic Jackson Henery, UNO Regents, Walter Scott Jr.; UNL Regents, Honors, Aspiring Innovators Claire Hickman, Marlboro College Renaissance Scholar Kathryn Johnson, Drake Presidential; Iowa Old Gold and Advantage Iowa; St. Thomas Academic; UNL Regents Maya Mathews, Creighton Merit, Roman Shaffel S.J.; UNL Regents; Rice Trustee Distinguished; Chicago Scholar Tej Murthy, Creighton Founders; Nebraska Wesleyan Governor’s, Achievement Sean O’Connell, Washington in St. Louis-Thomas H. Eliot; Creighton Magis; Drake Presidential; St. Thomas Academic; UNL Regents; UNO Regents Nicholas Roush, Southern California Dean’s; UNO Regents, Walter Scott Jr.; Texas-Dallas Academic Excellence, Honors Level Grant Runnels, Colorado State Dean’s Syed Lukmaan Sattar, Nebraska Wesleyan Achievement Sulagna Sensarma, Minnesota Dean’s Honors; Creighton Founders Sama Shah, Rockhurst Breen, Regents; Creighton Founders Connor Skutt, Nebraska Wesleyan Governor’s, Achievement; UNO Regents Wyatt Smith, Grinnell Founders; Creighton Founders; Oberlin College Oberlin Scholar; UNO Regents Anjana Srikumar, Creighton Magis; Chicago Provost; National Merit Taylor Stuke, Nebraska Wesleyan Achievement Lauren Thaden, Iowa State Award for Competitive Excellence Level I, Engineering College, Women In Science and Engineering Joseph Tunzer, Creighton Founders Cecelia Vann, Colorado State Presiden-

tial, Honors College; Colorado Boulder Chancellor Tammy Wang, Pittsburg Panther Pride; Elon Presidential; George Washington Presidential Academic Scholar; Creighton Founders David Watson, Creighton University Award

Bryan Emily Pemble Key Staffer Journalistic roles: Editorin-chief of The Orator newspaper (2015-17); section editor

(2014-15) College plans: Northwestern University or Seton Hall; journalism Parents: Donna and Bryan Pemble About: Emily has led her staff to numerous awards. The Orator staff earned, for the first time in school history, the Nebraska High School Press Association Cornhusker Award, which recognizes the best high school newspapers. Emily is one of the biggest contributors to growing the program into a highly competitive journalism program. Her competitive drive and expectations of excellence have not only propelled her work, but also her newspaper staff. She has made believers out of them. Scholarships offered at Bryan: Irvin E. Abrego, Aksarben-Horatio Alger Career Brandon Aguayo-Enriquez, Aksarben-Horatio Alger Career Juana B. Aguilar Melgar, Bellevue The DREAM, Freshman; Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation Elias Ahilon Ortiz, Aksarben-Horatio Alger Career Carolina D. Alcantar, Metro Distinction Cindy E. Alcaraz Dubon, Aksarben-Horatio Alger Career Tais E. Ambriz, Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation Teresa A. Anarfi, Aksarben-Horatio Alger Career Jarod D. Anderson, Metro Distinction Isabel Arambul, University of Nebraska-NCTA Jean Sullivan Rawson & Richard Rawson; UNL Nebraska Emerging Leaders Enrique A. Arevalo, Metro Distinction Anuar Arias-Rauda, Graceland President’s Merit Jose A. Arzate, Aksarben-Horatio Alger Career Maria F. Avalos Martinez, Metro Distinction Miguel A. Avila Garcia, Aksarben-Horatio Alger State; Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium; Hispanic/Latino Summit Leadership; Marian Schultz Memorial Environmental; Metro Governors; Omaha Schools Foundation-Harry A. Burke; OPS Career Center/Omaha Schools Foundation-Edward Rosewater; Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation; UNL W & F Key, Nebraska Emerging Leaders; UNK Chancellor’s; UNO Dean’s, Isaacson Incentive Gerardo Bernabe Delgado, Metro Distinction; Urban League of Nebraska Eh Htaw Bo, Aksarben-Horatio Alger Career; Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation Matthew E. Boesen, Northwest Missouri State Freshman Merit, Green and White Advantage Dalton J. Boswell, McCook Community College Athletic Emmanuel Buenrostro Acosta, Metro Distinction Lizbeth S. Cabrera Chepetla, Metro Distinction; Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation Jessica Cardenas Godinez, Metro Distinction David O. Catalan Arcos, Aksarben-Horatio Alger Career Jesus M. Ceballos-Lozano, Aksarben-Horatio Alger Career; Bellevue Institute for Mexicans Abroad, Freshmen; Bryan High Achievement/ Jeans Day; UNL Nebraska Emerging Leaders Diana Chacon Ceballos, Greater Omaha Meat Packing Eric J. Conley, Aksarben-Horatio Alger Career; Urban League of Nebraska Luis G. Cortez-Molina, Aksarben-Horatio Alger Career Araceli E. De Arcos, Lozier Foundation Sons & Daughters; Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation Brenda I. Degante Nunez, Metro Distinction; Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation Antonio Degante Reyna, Metro Distinction Danny Diaz, Aksarben-Horatio Alger Career; Wells Fargo Wilson G. Diep, Bryan High Achievement/ Jeans Day; Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation Denisse Elizarraga, Aksarben-Horatio Alger Career Omar Esquivel, Metro Distinction Adrian Fernandez, Metro Distinction Edgar O. Francisquez-Miguel, Aksarben-Horatio Alger Career Ellie M. Frans, Bryan High Achievement/ Jeans Day Cashari D. Frazier, Urban League of Nebraska Luz M. Garcia Hernandez, Metro Distinction Rafael Garcia Tafolla, Aksarben-Horatio Alger Career Teresita Garibo-Lorenzo, Metro Distinction Elisabeth M. Gomez, Aksarben-Horatio Alger Career Jose A. Gomez, Bryan High Achievement/ Jeans Day; Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation; UNL Nebraska Emerging Leaders Silvia Gomez-Solis, Metro Distinction Andrea Gonzalez, Aksarben-Horatio Alger Career; OEA Foundation Dr. Hollie Bethel; Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation; UNL Nebraska Emerging Leaders David Gonzalez-Lopez, Aksarben-Horatio Alger Career Diamond L Graham, Metro Distinction Glenda Guzman Luna, Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation Elizander J. Guzman Ruiz, Aksarben-Horatio Alger Career Jon D. Hamm, Aksarben-Horatio Alger Career Cassidy L. Hawthorne, Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation Morgan L. Hines, Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation Day Lay Ya Htoo, Omaha Schools Foundation- Carl and Antoynette Nielsen Educational Fund Brian E. Ibarra-Amezquita, Aksarben-Horatio Alger Career Oscar Jasso Arredondo, Metro Distinction Alexander Jimenez, Aksarben-Horatio Alger Career Claudia Jimenez, Metro Distinction Ruby Jimenez, Joseph’s College Esmeralda Jimenez-Gomez, Metro Distinction Bladen A. Kendall, UNL Achievement, W & F Key Aye Kie, Metro Distinction; Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation Mpanga Kiyabo Kongolo, Metro Governors; Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation; UNL Nebraska Emerging Leaders Carmen E. Lara, Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation Sierra N. Leeper, Concerned and Caring Educators; Martin Luther King Jr. Academic; Nathan Hale Middle School PTSC; Nebraska Wesleyan Cornerstone Emiliano Lopez, Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation Moses A. Lopez-Briceno, Metro Distinction Consuelo L. Lorenzo Jeronimo, Metro Distinction; Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation Dezirae J Lovejoy, Metro Distinction Alexandra Lucio, Aksarben-Horatio Alger Career Courtnee M. MacFarlane, Garrett Group Inc. Isaac Martinez, Bryan High Achievement/ Jeans Day; UNL Achievement, Nebraska Emerging Leaders Edgar A. Martinez-Rodarte, Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation

Andres Menjivar, Bellevue The DREAM, Freshmen, Institute for Mexicans Abroad; Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation; UNL Nebraska Emerging Leaders Marissa Morales, Aksarben-Horatio Alger Career; Bellevue The DREAM, Freshmen; Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium; Hispanic/Latino Summit Leadership; Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation; UNL Nebraska Emerging Leaders Sammy G. Muhia, UNL Achievement Madeline A. Nekola, Bryan High Achievement/Jeans Day Leticia Nolazco-Mujica, Aksarben-Horatio Alger Career Abner Ortega, Aksarben-Horatio Alger Career; UNO Entrepreneurial Living Learning Community; Urban League of Nebraska Virgen M. Palma-Blanco, OPS Career Center The Knowledge Network Michelle I. Patino Ortiz, UNL Nebraska Emerging Leaders Kaw Kay Paw, Aksarben-Horatio Alger Career Emily A. Pemble, OEA Foundation-Gunnar Horn Journalism; Seton Hall, Summer; Missouri Mark Twain Non-Resident; UNL Dean’s Merit, Chancellor’s Leadership, Canfield; West Omaha Rotary Morgan D. Perez-Garcia, Aksarben-Horatio Alger Career Vivian Pham, Aksarben-Horatio Alger Career; Jefferson PTA Alumni; Omaha Schools Foundation-Donald F. and Mildred Topp Othmer; UNL Opportunity, Achievement, W & F Key Anthony J. Pocevicius, NMC Diesel Technology Sponsorship; OPS Career Center Faculty Leslie S. Puentes-Resendiz, Joseph’s College Sonia L. Quintanilla, Metro Distinction Gema A. Ramirez, Concordia Athletic, Achievement; Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation; UNL Opportunity Alondra M. Ramos, Concordia Trustee, Excellence, Priority Cobber; Doane Trustees; UNL Canfield, Nebraska Emerging Leaders; UNO Dean’s Claudia J. Ramos, Coe Grant, Impact, Trustee, Visual & Performing Arts in Art; OPS Career Center David MacCallum Memorial; UNL Opportunity; Sioux Falls Provost’s Academic, Art; UNL Nebraska Emerging Leaders Jose A. Reyes, Aksarben-Horatio Alger Career Omar Reyes, Aksarben-Horatio Alger Career Madalyn L. Rhode, Northwest Missouri State Green and White Advantage Maria G. Rios-Islas, Metro Distinction Destiny A. Rivero, Aksarben-Horatio Alger Career Lucas D. Robledo, Wells Fargo Veronica M. Robles, Aksarben-Horatio Alger Career Dusty Rodriguez-Lopez, Metro Distinction Melissa Rojas, Metro Distinction Sierra S. Roseby, Bellevue Rotary Club Rod Schmidt Memorial; Midland Athletic; Urban League of Nebraska Rafael D. Ruiz, Aksarben-Horatio Alger Career Fernando Ruvalcaba, Omaha Schools Foundation-Ione C. Paxton Tatiana A. Saillant, Aksarben-Horatio Alger Career; Doane TeamMates; Mount Marty TeamMates; Teammates Tom Miller Laura I. Saldana, Metro Distinction Cesar S. Sanchez, Metro Distinction; Ritonya-Buescher-Poehling; UNL Nebraska Emerging Leaders Timothy J. Schriever, Bryan High Achievement/Jeans Day; UNO Regents, Chancellor’s, David Distinguished; Wayne State Trustees Karen J. Soltero Soltero, Aksarben-Horatio Alger Career Tyffany A. Sorto-Artola, Aksarben-Horatio Alger Career Veronica A. Throop, Columbus College of Art & Design Scioto Mile Saira A. Torres Araujo, Aksarben-Horatio Alger Career Diego Torres, Aksarben-Horatio Alger Career Ricardo A. Trejo, Aksarben-Horatio Alger Career; Ritonya-Buscher-Poehling Atziri V. Valadez, College of St. Mary Misericordia Pamela Varela-Haros, Bellevue The DREAM, Freshmen, Morris Miller, Institute for Mexicans Abroad; Metro Governors Maria Isabela Velasquez Lopez, Aksarben-Horatio Alger Career Janette E. Williams, Ashland Park/Robbins PTA; Concerned and Caring Educators; Omaha Schools Foundation-Donald F. and Mildred Topp Othmer; Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation; University of Nebraska-NCTA Jean Sullivan Rawson & Richard Rawson; UNL Nebraska Emerging Leaders; Urban League of Nebraska Tyler J. Wolfe, Metro Distinction

Burke Shelby Schneider Key Staffer Journalistic role: Editor-in-chief of yearbook College plans: Bellevue University;

business Parents: Deb Schneider and Jeff Schneider About: She is a vital part of our staff and we couldn’t do half of what we are doing in the yearbook without her. She is the creativity in our design process and the leader who keeps everyone working. She is a great asset to our program. Scholarships offered at Burke: Amina Abdullahi, Girls Inc. of Omaha-Lucile Miller Wright; Metro governors, students of distinction; Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation Hassan Adan, Metro Aksarben Horatio Alger career Zmarak Ahmad, Creighton award Ariel Ayala-Reyes, Bellevue University freshman academic achievement, Latino DREAM Vanessa Averbach, UNL Nebraska emerging leaders Tyler Bailey, UNL Canfield; UNO deans Una Balaban, Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation Robert Behrens, Metro TeamMates Tyler Bolte, UNL regents; UNO regents Haley Bonge, Nebraska Distinguished Young Women; Nebraska Wesleyan presidents; Alabama distinguished young women Hannah Boone, Midland athletic Skylar Brooks, Midland institutional, performing arts Emma Browning, UNL Canfield Ivory Brown, Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation Serenity Bryce, Clark Atlanta merit; Creighton founders Shelby Bullard, Wayne State A & F Spanos Endowed, athletic Justin Caniglia, Metro governors Courtney Chambers, Kansas State heritage award; UNL Nebraska emerging leaders Dominique Channita, Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation; UNL Nebraska emerging leaders Tamia Chatmon, Metro Aksarben Horatio Alger career; UNL Nebraska achievement Destiney Chitrodom, Kenyatta Bush Memorial; Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation; UNL Nebraska emerging leaders Madlyn Christiansen, Dakota Wesleyan athletic, trustee academic Destiny Cole, UNL Nebraska emerging leaders Keenan Croteau, UNL regents; UNO regents Kegan Cullen, UNL Canfield; UNO chancellor’s Tyler Cunningham, Doane athletic, trustees; Independent Order of Odd Fellows of Nebraska; UNK chancellor’s Lionel D’Almeida, Creighton founders; Loyola-Chicago; UNL Nebraska emerging leaders Lu Do, Career Center-Tommy Craft; Metro AKSARBEN Horatio Alger career Nathaniel Dolezal, UNO deans Jennifer Dunn, Concerned and Caring Educators; Omaha Schools Foundation-Wilson Family; Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation; UNL Nebraska emerging leaders, university

honors, W & F Key Amy Eckstrom, Iowa State academic Julia Ellis, College of St. Mary athletic, president’s; Midland athletic, presidential; Omaha Area Retired School Employees Association; Omaha Schools Foundation-Jill Garlock; UNL Canfield, Nebraska emerging leaders, Nebraska legends; UNO deans Alexis Faulkner-King, UNL Nebraska emerging leaders; Urban League of Nebraska Kamryn Fox, Colorado Mesa athletic, mountains & plains Cole Frahm, Augustana academic, athletic, award; OEA Foundation Anye Francisco, Concordia academic Stephanie Friedman, UNL Nebraska emerging leaders Ethan Goetzinger, UNL Canfield; UNO deans Anna Gombold, Concordia academic; N.W.U achievement, cornerstone Cheyenne Gonzales, UNL Nebraska achievement; UNO chancellor’s Megan Grace, Columbian Elementary PTO; Heartland Winter Arts Association; Omaha Schools Foundation-Tor Harvey Memorial; Suburban Rotary Club; UNL Nebraska emerging leaders; Westside Kiwanis Club award Amyia Harris, Concerned and Caring Educators; Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation Asjanae Harris, Urban League of Nebraska Alexandria Heng, Creighton founders; Metro governors Andrew Henrich, Augustana athletic; OEA Foundation-Thresa Clark Honorary Max Herman, UNL educational, regents; UNO regents Alexiss Hernandez, Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation Carter Hites, Midland athletic Casey Hobbs, UNL regents; UNO regents Eh Htoo, Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation Kai-Di Johnson, Augustana music, out-ofstate, presidential; Creighton academic, founders, Roman Shaffel S.J.; Drake LaVerne Sedrel Briggs Chamber Music, presidential, trustees; Nebraska Academic Decathlon-H. Lavigne Enterprises; OEA Foundation-D.R. Anderson Memorial, president’s; UNK regents; UNL Glenn Korff School of Music, university honors, regents; UNO regents Samuel Jones, Graceland athletic, dean’s merit Hailey Judkins, Indiana-Bloomington deans; Iowa State academic award; UNL David distinguished Emmanuel Kate, Metro Aksarben Horatio Alger career; Omaha Schools Foundation-Carl & Antoynette Nielsen Educational Elizabeth Kawamoto, UNK regents; UNL regents; UNO regents Luke Keller, National Merit; Nebraska Academic Decathlon-H. Lavigne Enterprises; UNL chancellor’s, Nebraska emerging leaders; UNO regents Amanda Kenney, Midland performing arts Maya Kindle, UNL Nebraska emerging leaders Kathryn King, Omaha Schools Foundation-Donald F. & Mildred Topp Othmer; UNL engineering, university honors, regents Jordan Kirby, Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation Sydney Kirkpatrick, Creighton founders, Fr. Joseph Labaj, Roman Shaffel S.J.; UNK regents; UNL Nebraska emerging leaders, David distinguished; UNO chancellor’s Samuel Kline, UNL Nebraska achievement Isabel Kratville, UNL Nebraska achievement Mariah Laher, Concordia academic; Nebraska Wesleyan black & gold, honors academy, legacy; UNL Nebraska achievement, Nebraska emerging leaders Kenzie Lathrum, Hofstra University; OPS Judith Hennig Dallon Lemon, Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation; UNL David distinguished, Nebraska legends; UNO chancellor’s Natalia Leon, UNL Nebraska emerging leaders Destiney Lindsey, UNL Nebraska emerging leaders John Livermore, UNL David distinguished; UNO regents Hannah Lofshult, UNK regents, honors program; UNO chancellor’s, regents Skye Lowther, Career Center; Metro Aksarben Horatio Alger career Shea Lundgren, Grand Canyon university award, presidents; Northwest Missouri State bearcat advantage, Cultural Enrichment Level 3, tower; South Dakota achievement Nam Luong, Metro Aksarben Horatio Alger career Evangeline Mantler, Iowa Old Gold, top scholar; UNL deans, university honors, regents; UNO regents Grant Mayne, UNL Canfield; UNO regents Rose McCaffrey, Creighton Tamara StovallSmith “Fulfill a Dream” award; Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation; Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2503 Angel McCall, Iowa State academic, tuition; UNL Nebraska emerging leaders Joshua McCoy, Omaha Schools Foundation-Holly Thibault Morgan Connor McGonigal, OEA Foundation-Frank Williams Memorial; Omaha Schools Foundation-Jill Garlock Quincy McKelvy, UNL Canfield, Nebraska legends; UNO deans Nicole McLaughlin, Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation; UNL Nebraska achievement Luis Mejorada-Sanchez, Metro Aksarben Horatio Alger career Brenna Micek, UNL Nebraska achievement, honors textbook; UNO deans Alexia Mickles, Concerned and Caring Educators; Omaha Schools Foundation-Ohr Family Academic Achievement; Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation; UNL Nebraska emerging leaders Emily Miller, Concordia academic Rum Mo, Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation Shirley Montufar, Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation Benjamin Morrissey, UNO dean’s Kelsey Musgjerd, College of St. Mary athletic, dean’s; Concordia academic, athletic, regents, Lutheran Heritage; Creighton founders Nelly Mwenda, Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation Nolan Nelson, OEA Foundation; Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation Nischal Neupane, Omaha Schools Foundation-Donald F. & Mildred Topp Othmer; Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation; UNL Nebraska achievement Steven Nevarez, UNL David distinguished, Nebraska legends; UNO chancellor’s Vivian Nguyen, UNL Nebraska emerging leaders Cole O’Connor, OEA Foundation presidents Olivia Olson, Metro governors Diana Opara, Creighton founders Samuel Ortgies, UNL David distinguished; UNO deans Eliu Paopao, UNO chancellor’s Emma Parizek, Hastings; Southern Illinois Edwardsville Cougar Pride, Geographic Enhancement; Stephens College; Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation; UNL Canfield, Nebraska legends; Waldorf University Bailey Parsons, Augustana athletic, trustees; Sporting Omaha FC Kelley Jo VerVelde; UNL David distinguished; UNO chancellor’s Joshua Polack, Belmont academic; Jewish Federation of Omaha Foundation-Karen Sokolof Javitch Merit Music; Omaha Schools Foundation-Ohr Family Art Achievement; San Diego Alcalà Arnijae Ponder, Morningside achievement, founders; Omaha Schools Foundation-Harry A. Burke; UNO chancellor’s Kelli Posthuma, Missouri State midwest student exchange Samuel Pratt, Caitlin Elementary PTO; Creighton founders; UNL regents, university honors; UNO regents Alondra Ramirez, UNL Nebraska emerging leaders Siara Ramos-Martinez, Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation Jacob Re, UNL Canfield; UNO deans Donovan Reavill, Grand View academic, athletic Kristina Reed, Urban League of Nebraska Regan Reimer, Nebraska Wesleyan governors, honors academy; UNL Nebraska achievement, university honors; UNO deans Izabelle Robbins-Bolter, Midland athletic; Nebraska Wesleyan achievement, cornerstone Eric Roman-Salgado, Career Center; UNL Nebraska emerging leaders

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Continued from Page 16 Parker Ryan, Simpson award, heritage, honors; William Penn athletic, award Osvaldo Santacruz, Metro Aksarben Horatio Alger career Joel Sare, Metro governors; UNL Canfield; UNO deans Brooke Schmidt, Alice Buffett PTO; Children’s Hospital & Medical Center’s Volunteer Services; Nebraska DECA; Rotary Club of Omaha; UNK regents; UNL regents, university honors; UNO regents Shelby Schneider, Bellevue University freshman academic achievement; Douglas County Farm Bureau Federation; OEA Foundation-Gunnar Horn Journalism Lelanie Singleton-Sealy, Northwest Missouri State Cultural Enrichment Level 2, Green & White Advantage, university Dari’Anna Smith, Metro Aksarben Horatio Alger career Aung Soe, Metro Aksarben Horatio Alger career Juanita Spencer, Metro Aksarben Horatio Alger career Nia Station, UNL Nebraska emerging leaders Taylor Stern, Minnesota national; UNL regents; UNO regents Bianca Swift, UNO deans Hannah Switzer, UNL Nebraska achievement Fern Thaisetthawatkul, Creighton founders, Roman Shaffel S.J.; National Merit Ser Thar, Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation Fuego Thomsen Castillo, UNL Canfield; UNO deans Taj’Maree Townsell, Urban League of Nebraska Sydney Trench, UNL Nebraska emerging leaders Austin Tuttle, OEA Foundation-Thresa Clark Honorary; Truman State midwest student exchange Angela Tyler, Urban League of Nebraska Reanna Tyler, Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation; UNL Nebraska emerging leaders Avy’ona Upshaw-May, Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation Jacob Urban, Missouri University of Science & Technology miner, out-of-state; UNL Canfield; UNO deans Omar Valdivia, Metro Aksarben Horatio Alger career, governors Adrianna Vang, UNL Nebraska achievement Kaylin White, Nebraska Wesleyan achievement, archway, writers Savoni White, Metro Aksarben Horatio Alger career Kennedy Wieland, UNL Nebraska emerging leaders Nathaniel Wiggins, UNL Canfield; UNO deans Nadia Williams, Hastings athletic, award; Millikin deans, opportunity; Nebraska Thespians; Theater Arts Guild Justice Wynne, OEA Foundation-Frank Heinisch Memorial; Teen Parent Program; UNL Nebraska emerging leaders; Urban League of Nebraska Aya Yousuf, Central College; Fraser Stryker PC LLO Lawyers diveristy; Nebraska Wesleyan academic; Omaha Schools Foundation-Ione C. Paxton; UNL Nebraska emerging leaders; UNO honors learning community Alyssa Yunker, Morningside founders

Council Bluffs Abraham Lincoln Calab Holder Key Staffer Journalistic roles: Freshman year: newspaper reporter; sophomore year: business manager; junior year: news editor; senior year: editor-in-chief College plans: UNO; psychology Parents: Bryan Holder and Heidi Devine About: With a “nose for news,” Calab is a gifted writer and strong leader to the Echoes staff. Calab has been crucial to the newspaper’s growth and will be personally and professionally missed by all. Scholarships offered at Abraham Lincoln: Freddy Aguilar Rosales, Iowa West Foundation & Iowa Western Pottawattamie Promise Andrea Ahern, Iowa West Foundation & Iowa Western Pottawattamie Promise Shelby Andersen, Upper Iowa Trustee; Coe Trustee, Impact, Kohawk Award; Central College Academic; Morningside Founder Founder’s; Wingate Trustee; Creighton Founder’s, Fr. Joseph Labaj; Buena Vista Trustee; Iowa Hawkeye Achievement; Nebraska Methodist Becker Presidential; South West Iowa Education Foundation-Dr. and Mrs. Lee Martin Memorial Makenzie Ayers, UNO Maverick Advantage; Iowa Hawkeye Achievement Shaylynn Behrens, Iowa College of Engineering Iowa Scholars, Academic; Iowa State Academic, Cardinal Leadership; South West Iowa Education Foundation-ALHS Class of 1965; UNL Ruth Leverton, Scarlet; Morningside Talent Kyle Boldt, Iowa West Foundation & Iowa Western Pottawattamie Promise Mason Boldt, Iowa West Foundation & Iowa Western Pottawattamie Promise Tasha Bonner, Iowa West Foundation & Iowa Western Pottawattamie Promise; Iowa State Academic Recognition; South West Iowa Education Foundation-Hoff Famly Caitlynn Brown, Iowa Scholars Success; Horatio Alger National Scholar; Offutt Enlisted Spouse’s Club Taliegha Brown, Iowa West Foundation & Iowa Western Pottawattamie Promise Kayanne Bryant, Central College Presidential; HOBY-Central; Drake Presidential; Bradely Presidential, Out-of-State; Iowa State President’s Award for Competitive Excellence, Cardinal Leadership; Coe Trustee, Iowa Kohawk Award; Creighton Founder’s, Roman Shaffel S.J.; Grand Lodge of Iowa; South West Iowa Education Foundation-ALHS class of 1954 Keegan Caskey, Iowa West Foundation & Iowa Western Pottawattamie Promise Claire Christensen, Iowa West Foundation & Iowa Western Pottawattamie Promise Alyssa Clayton, Iowa Hawkeye Achievement, Advantage Iowa; Iowa State George Washington Carver, Bright; UNO Maverick Advantage; Horatio Alger Aksarben Amanda Coffman, Wartburg Presidential; Iowa State Academic Recognition, Hixson; Central College Presidential; Central College Journey; CHI Health Brittany Coleman, UNO MAP Fernando Contreras, Iowa West Foundation & Iowa Western Pottawattamie Promise Kalyn Damgaard, Missouri Western State Dean’s, Athletic Alexander Day, Concordia Academic Athletic Taylor Divita, Iowa Old Gold; Creighton Founder’s, Roman Shaffel S.J.; Upper Iowa Trustee; Central College Academic; Addison C. and Helen P. Kistle Morgan Dooty, Northwestern Presidential; UNI Distinguished Scholars; Nebraska Christian Church Leadership; South West Iowa Education Foundation-Hoff Family; Offutt

Enlisted Spouse’s Club; Bluffs City Lodge Noah Dooty, Iowa State Cardinal Leadership, Academic Recognition; Robert and Marbeth Hamilton-Junior ROTC; South West Iowa Education Foundation-Charlene Fox Alea Dorsett, Northwest Missouri State Academic Excellence, Bearcat Advantage; UNO Maverick Advantage; Morningside Dean’s; UNI Distinguished Scholars; Nebraska Wesleyan Achievement; Council Bluffs Rotary CB Rotary Jasmine Dunkirk, Iowa West Foundation & Iowa Western Pottawattamie Promise Bryant Dvorak, UNO Metropolitan Advantage Program; Midland Campus Visit Grant, Academic and Athletic; Doane Athletic, Van Hoy; Mount Marty Athletic, Achievement Dalton Ebertowski, Midland Athletic Alejandra Espinoza Rodriguez, Iowa West Foundation & Iowa Western Pottawattamie Promise Dale Fienhold, UNI Academic; Iowa State Academic Recognition Eboni Fisher, Iowa West Foundation & Iowa Western Pottawattamie Promise Kelsey Floerchinger, Iowa Hawkeye Achievement; Creighton Founder’s; CHI Health Johnna Freiburger, Iowa West Foundation & Iowa Western Pottawattamie Promise Cole Gallo, South West Iowa Education Foundation-ALHS class of 1954 Bailey Garcia, Iowa West Foundation & Iowa Western Pottawattamie Promise Julia Gibler, Clarkson Silver Presidential Trevor Gibilisco, Iowa West Foundation & Iowa Western Pottawattamie Promise Savannah Gray, Iowa West Foundation & Iowa Western Pottawattamie Promise Alexis Gress, Coe Trustee; Iowa Heritage; South West Iowa Education Foundation-Council Bluffs Guild of the Omaha Symphony Alexandria Green, Buena Vista Academic; Midland Gospel Honor Choir; UNI Academic; UNO Maverick Advantage Haley Holland, UNO MAP Brooke Harold, Upper Iowa Trustee; Bellevue Athletic, Dream, Academic Achievement Michelle Henningsen, South West Iowa Education Foundation-Robert and Marbeth Hamilton-Junior ROTC Mason Hiers, Iowa West Foundation & Iowa Western Pottawattamie Promise Johnny Holben, Graceland Merit, Performing Arts Calabryan Holder, Creighton Founder’s; Joan and Kelly Scott; UNO Maverick Advantage; Grand Lodge of Iowa; Iowa Scholars; Frank J. Ainsworth; Hoover Elementary Alumni Paige Holeton, Iowa Hawkeye Achievement; South West Iowa Education Foundation-Council Bluffs Soccer Club; Scott Beecher (Sheet Metal Workers Local 3); Grand Lodge of Iowa Brittnie Jackson, Iowa West Foundation & Iowa Western Pottawattamie Promise Jessica Jacobs, Iowa West Foundation & Iowa Western Pottawattamie Promise Ben Jones, UNO Maverick Advantage; Elks Foundation; Iowa Western Presidential Madison Jones, Iowa West Foundation & Iowa Western Pottawattamie Promise Trent Jones, Midland MIdland University Presidential, Athletic; Grand View Athletic, Dean Selina Juarez Alcantara, Iowa West Foundation & Iowa Western Pottawattamie romise; College of St. Mary Dean’s, Catherine McAuley; UNI Multicultural Scholar; Morningside Achievement, Founder’s; Simpson Honor, Multicultural Grant; Northwestern Academic Achievement Jacob Kaufman, Runza; Iowa Old Gold; Iowa State Academic Recognition, Cardinal Leadership; Drake Presidential; Creighton Founder’s, Labaj Fr. Joseph; Elks Foundation; Margaret Phelps Layton Business Fund Sammantha Keller, Iowa West Foundation & Iowa Western Pottawattamie Promise Jared Kessler, Iowa West Foundation & Iowa Western Pottawattamie Promise Jonathan Keyser, Iowa West Foundation & Iowa Western Pottawattamie Promise Haley Leonard, Iowa West Foundation & Iowa Western Pottawattamie Promise; Northwestern Academic Achievement Josue Lopez, UNO MAP Ashley Mcclary, Iowa West Foundation & Iowa Western Pottawattamie Promise Dustin Mcclary, Iowa West Foundation & Iowa Western Pottawattamie Promise Alex Michael, UNO MAP Andrea Milstead, Iowa Hawkeye Achievement, Academic Success; Creighton Founder’s; Horatio Alger Horatio Alger National; Iowa State Cardinal Leadership, Bright Scholar, Academic Achievement; South West Iowa Education Foundation-Robert Heithoff Memorial; CB Rotary Gabriele Morley, Iowa West Foundation & Iowa Western Pottawattamie Promise Megan Muffley, Iowa West Foundation & Iowa Western Pottawattamie Promise Makenna Murray, South West Iowa Education Foundation-ALHS Class of 1978 Tyler D. Myers, Iowa State Academic Recognition, Cardinal Leadership Tyler J. Myers, Peru State Cooperating Schools Treyton Nixon, Concordia Athletic Mikayla Olson, UNI Iowa Academic; Northwest Missouri State Tower Scholars, Bearcat Advantage; South West Iowa Education Foundation Robert Hastings Memorial Devin O’Neal, Iowa West Foundation & Iowa Western Pottawattamie Promise Elizabeth Ponce, UNO MAP Katie Pregon, Missouri Western State Governor’s; UNO MAP Brianna Reineke, Iowa West Foundation & Iowa Western Pottawattamie Promise Elizabeth Retikis, Creighton University Award; Iowa Hawkeye Achievement Breana Rocha, Iowa West Foundation & Iowa Western Pottawattamie Promise; Central College Academic; UNO MAP; Simpson Honor Gracelyn Sales, South Dakota Coyote Commitment Maria Sanchez, UNO MAP; Shelter Insurance Shelter Insurance Shawn Shickner, Iowa West Foundation & Iowa Western Pottawattamie Promise Samantha Shultz, Iowa West Foundation & Iowa Western Pottawattamie Promise Abigail Seaman, UNO MAP Emma Seilstad, York Academic, Cheer, Choir; Prudential Presidential Volunteer Service Award; South West Iowa Education Foundation-Kerrie Orozco Sydnie Stark, Iowa West Foundation & Iowa Western Pottawattamie Promise Madeline St. Clair, Iowa Iowa Scholars; Luther College Founders; South West Iowa Education Foundation-Robert and Marbeth Hamilton-Junior ROTC; Addison C. and Helen P. Kistle; Air Force Association Award Sophia Taylor, Iowa Scholars, Brian D. Strayer & Richard L. Rairden for Physics, Academic Success, Iowa Heritage, Addison C. and Helen P. Kistle Anthony Thomas, Iowa West Foundation & Iowa Western Pottawattamie Promise Anthony Thompson, Iowa West Foundation & Iowa Western Pottawattamie Promise Dallas Tomasello, Morningside Band, Founder’s Landon Torneten, Morningside Academic/ Athletic; Briar Cliff Academic/Athletic Baylee Tracy, UNO MAP; Morningside Founder’s Kathryn Terhune, Creighton Founder’s; Drury Academic; Minnesota Academic Alexza Valdez, Iowa West Foundation & Iowa Western Pottawattamie Promise Abraham Viola, Iowa West Foundation & Iowa Western Pottawattamie Promise Ayv Viola, Iowa West Foundation & Iowa Western Pottawattamie Promise Nick Wailes, UNO MAP; Iowa State Academic Recognition

Nicholas Warneke, Lozier Sons and Daughters; Iowa Western Computer Information Technology Gage Weber, Iowa State Presidential, Cardinal Leadership, College of Engineering; Iowa Old Gold; Georgia Tech Grant; Addison C. and Helen P. Kistle Nina Wellman Russell, Iowa West Foundation & Iowa Western Pottawattamie Promise Rachel Wilson, Iowa West Foundation & Iowa Western Pottawattamie Promise Sunshine Wink, Iowa West Foundation & Iowa Western Pottawattamie Promise Christopher Young, Iowa West Foundation & Iowa Western Pottawattamie Promise

Council Bluffs Lewis Central Abby Oswald Key Staffer Journalistic role: Editor-in-chief for The Wire, school newspaper College plans: UNO; education Parents: Tony Oswald and Jennifer Wenzl About: Abby has been on The Wire staff for four years, serving for three years in a leadership capacity. As the current editor-in-chief, she doesn’t stop when the going gets tough — she takes on more. She works side-by-side with the staff to produce a publication created with her audience in mind. Abby has come to understand the serious nature of leadership and uses her skills as a consensus builder to tackle tough issues. Scholarships offered at Lewis Central: Christina Berlett, Iowa Advantage Iowa Reece Blay, Southeast Community College-Beatrice baseball Landon Coats, Morningside founder’s; Midland football; Wayne State football; Iowa Western football Jonathan Cox, Simpson honor, speech and debate; Nebraska Christian dean’s Jakob Evans, Iowa Western presidential Jillian Fenwick, Morningside founder’s vocal music Sophie Gilbert, Creighton Roman Shaffel S.J. founder’s; Iowa Iowa Scholars; Drake presidential McKenna Hanafan, South Dakota Coyote commitment achievement Gabriel Johnson, Iowa State president’s Award for Competitive Excellence, cardinal leadership Mykenzie Leehy, Houston swimming Kourtney Lieber, South Dakota Coyote commitment achievement Matthew Lustgraaf, Iowa State president’s Award for Competitive Excellence, cardinal leadership Sunday Maker, Merrimack College academic Danielle McComas, Iowa Iowa Scholars Suzie McDonald, Nebraska Wesleyan president’s achievement; College of St. Mary soccer, president’s Kenneth McMahen, South Dakota Coyote commitment achievement Kelsey McSorley, Iowa State soccer Artur Melika, Nebraska Wesleyan Archway Claire Mucha, Husson president’s academic, Pine Tree; Southern Maine Dirigo Scholar; Johnson & Wales ProStart; Kendall ProStart; Louisiana Culinary Institute, LLC ProStart Excellence; New England Culinary Institute ProStart; The Culinary Institute of America merit; Art Institute International Culinary School ProStart; Truman State Grace Hortense Greenley, non-resident tuition Parker Nelson, Central College alumni; Coe trustee; Morningside presidential; UNO Maverick Advantage; Wartburg regents Leah Pitts, Iowa State academic recognition, cardinal leadership, Ray F. Wyrick; UNL honors textbook, Ruth Leverton Wil Prine, North Dakota football; UNK football Owen Schacherer, Iowa State Lied Foundation 2017 Hixson Opportunity, president’s Award for Competitive Excellence, cardinal leadership; Southwest Iowa Educational Foundation-SWIEF Inc. Cole Scheidle, Florida Atlantic Spirit of FAU, academic excellence; Florida Gulf Coast Blue & Green; Grand Canyon president; Simpson presidential; Coastal Carolina presidential; Creighton founder’s; Nova Southeastern dean’s, Shark legacy; Southwest Iowa Educational Foundation-Pottawattamie County Bar Association. Colton Schlines, Northern Colorado Bears academic; Luther All-State music, president’s academic, Weston Noble music Hannah Smith, Iowa engineering, Iowa Scholars, Iowa heritage, Old Gold Ashlyn Smith, Iowa Iowa Heritage, Iowa Scholars Scott Starr, Iowa State Parrott Family Cameron Williams, Southwest Iowa Educational Foundation-Hoff Family; Iowa Iowa Scholars; Drake presidential

Council Bluffs St. Albert Lauren Cornelius Key Staffer Journalistic role: Editor-in-chief of the school newspaper College plans: South Dakota at Vermillion; accounting Parents: Keith and Laura Cornelius About: Lauren was on the newspaper staff for just one semester when she applied for the editor-in-chief position for the following year. When she took charge, she acted like an experienced veteran. Lauren’s organizational skills, creativity and “nose for news” led to interesting, readable and fun editions of The Accipiter. Scholarships offered at St. Albert: Kevin Armbruster, Creighton founders Christian Baer, Iowa State Academic Recognition, Cardinal Leadership Scholar Rodrigo Barajas, Southwest Iowa Education Foundation Council Bluffs Soccer Association Erin Bowers, Northwest Missouri State Merit, Alumni; Briar Cliff Academic, Connection Emily Casson, Creighton Academic; Colorado Boulder Honors Program; Iowa Hawkeye Achievement Kileigh Cerny, Northwest Missouri State Bearcat Advantage, Academic Excellence Natthaphon (Bob) Chainatthakul, Iowa National Scholars Award; New York at Buffalo

Academic; Miami (Ohio) Academic Lauren Cornelius, South Dakota Coyote Commitment Achievement; Suburban Rotary Elijah Finn, Oklahoma University Scholar; Iowa Academic Mikayla Klusman, Iowa Wesleyan Dean’s; Benedictine Abbot; Central Academic; Northwestern Academic Achievement; Mount Mercy Academic, Legacy, Catholic Education, Women’s Soccer Association; Southwest Iowa Educational Foundation; Wartburg Funded Daniel Koch, Cutler-O’Neill Service to Council Bluffs Community Scholar; Downtown Kiwanis of Council Bluffs; Dr. Arthur Strohbehn Memorial; Iowa West Racing Association; James R. and Stella Knott; Martha D. Winum Memorial; Phil and Barbara Willson Memorial; Pottawattamie County Bar Association; Wilson & Pechacek; Northwest Missouri State Tower, Bearcat; Iowa Western Presidential Alyson Lenz, Creighton Academic; Briar Cliff Academic, Connection, St. Francis Ashley Mathis, Central HOBY; Southwest Iowa Educational Foundation-Hoff Family; Iowa Wesleyan Trustee; Clarkson Ngoc (Jennifer) Nguyen, State University of New York Plattsburgh Merit; Alma Global Talent, Leadership Nhu Nguyen, Lindenwood Academic; Oregon Academic Phoenix Ranney, Northern Arizona President Academic Excellence Trevor Rhedin, UNL Husker Heritage, George Beadle; Iowa State President’s Award for Competitive Excellence, Cardinal Leadership Scholar Caleb Schnider, Southwest Iowa Educational Foundation-Council Bluffs Youth Soccer Association; Northwest Missouri State Merit Jordan Scott, North Dakota State Non-resident Academic; Iowa State Academic Recognition, Cardinal Leadership Scholar, Laura & Eli Erick Presidential, Provost Caitlin Shugart, Iowa State Cardinal Leadership Scholar, Academic Recognition, John Vermazen Harriet Siegrist, Coe Academic; Morningside Academic; Benedictine Maathai; Davis & Elkins Academic; Southwest Iowa Educational Foundation Robert Heithoff Memorial; Loras St. Clare Jayde Sneed, Midland Music; Iowa Western Foundation, Music, Soccer Mackenzie Trowbridge, Fremont County Cattlemen’s; Mills County 4-H Endowment Megan Weihs, Benedictine Maathai Joshua Zuchniak, Iowa State President’s Award for Competitive Excellence, Cardinal Leadership Scholar

Council Bluffs Thomas Jefferson Hannah Santay Key Staffer Journalistic role: Producer of the student-created news program SwarmTV. College plans: Grandview; journalism Parents: Sara Watt and Tim Gearhart About: Hannah is the consummate professional. She’s trustworthy, and she has the ability to inspire others. Scholarships offered at Thomas Jefferson: Rebecca Abalos, Iowa Advantage Iowa, Advantage Iowa; Creighton Grant; Northwest Missouri State Northwest Merit, Cultural Enrichment Level 2, Bearcat Advantage, Tower Scholar, Cultural Enrichment Level 3 Jacob Axtell, Iowa Western Pottawattamie Promise Alexis Barnhouse, Iowa Western Pottawattamie Promise Faith Beck, Iowa Western Pottawattamie Promise Georgia Blanco, Iowa Western Pottawattamie Promise; Northwest Missouri State Green and White Advantage Blake Blong, Iowa Hawkeye Achievement Selena Brown, Southwest Iowa Educational Foundation; Iowa Western Pottawattamie Promise Autumn Brownlee, Iowa Western Pottawattamie Promise Cheyanne Buckles, Iowa Scholar; Northwest Missouri State Distinguished Scholar, Bearcat Advantage; Missouri Western State Hailey Butler, Iowa Western Pottawattamie Promise Hannah Butler, Iowa Western Pottawattamie Promise Alexis Byers, Southwest Iowa Educational Foundation-Cutler-O’Neill Service to the Council Bluffs Community; Central College; Missouri Western State Dean’s Academic; Peru State Dean’s II; Simpson Honor; College Access Program Endira Caldwell, Iowa Fry award (Iraq service grant), Advantage Iowa, Iowa Heritage, Iowa for All 99 Luis Cano, Iowa Western Pottawattamie Promise Daniel Carey, Iowa Western Pottawattamie Promise; Morningside Grant, Athletic Grant, Founder Unieke Christian, Langston General Drake Clark, Iowa Western Pottawattamie Promise Lucas Clark, Iowa Western Pottawattamie Promise Mitchell Cloyd-McDowell, Iowa Western Pottawattamie Promise Shayla Collins-Brock, Iowa Western Pottawattamie Promise Branden Conaway, Iowa Western Pottawattamie Promise Sarah Dawson, Iowa Western Pottawattamie Promise Brandon Donnelly, Buena Vista Fine & Media Arts Caleb Donovan, Southwest Iowa Educational Foundation-TJHS class of 1965 Quandt Memorial Keira Doyle, Southwest Iowa Educational Foundation-Cutler-O’Neill Service to the Council Bluffs Community Ashley Eidem, Southwest Iowa Educational Foundation Hoff Andrew Escobar, Southwest Iowa Educational Foundation Council Bluffs Soccer Club; UNO Maverick Advantage Heather Evans, Iowa Advantage Iowa, Iowa Scholar, Iowa for All 99; Iowa State Academic recognition level 1, Cardinal Leadership, College of Human Sciences Equity; UNI Distinguished Scholar, UNI Multicultural Scholar; Southwest Iowa Educational Foundation Kollin Evers, Missouri Western State Griffon Rate Alexis Fetters-Johnston, Iowa Western Pottawattamie Promise Emma Fielder, Iowa Western Pottawattamie Promise Anthony Flores, Iowa Western Pottawattamie Promise Cody Frieze, Iowa Western Pottawattamie Promise JoDee Garringer, Southwest Iowa Educational Foundation; Missouri Western State Dean’s Academic Hunter Gibson, Elmhurst Trustee, American Dream Grant, Out-of-State, Elmhurst; Columbia Scholar; Pace Pace Incentive; Marymount Manhattan Recognition Maggie Gomez, Iowa Old Gold, Iowa for All

99; Northwest Missouri State Academic Excellence, Bearcat Advantage; Morningside Presidential, Talent; Central College Community Service, Trustee; Graceland Trustee; UNI Distinguished Scholar Liliana Gonzalez-Duarte, Downtown Kiwanis of Council Bluffs Tessa Hammond, Graceland Special Grant, Merit Mary Harrill, Southwest Iowa Educational Foundation Madeline Helms, Iowa Scholar Jacob Hemmerich, Iowa Iowa for All 99; IT Leadership Forum Technology Ishyah Holland, Southwest Iowa Educational Foundation-Marilyn Weber Memorial; Iowa Western Pottawattamie Promise Abdiaziz Ibar, Iowa Iowa for All 99; College Access Program; Iowa State F. Wendell Miller; Southwest Iowa Educational Foundation-James R. & Stella Knott Kayme Jefferis, Iowa Western Pottawattamie Promise Sophie Knauss, UNO Maverick Advantage; IA-951-ROTC Tiana Larsen, Iowa Western Pottawattamie Promise Teayanna Leytham, Iowa Advantage Iowa, Scholar; AIM Achiever; Burger King Scholar; Horatio Alger State Recipient; College Access Program; Colorado School of Mines President’s; South Dakota School of Mines & Technology; Minnesota National; Northwestern Pledge; Colorado-Boulder Presidential; Southwest Iowa Educational Foundation-Hoff Family; Washington-St. Louis Mesmer Jose Linares, Iowa Western Pottawattamie Promise Dezzarae Levier, Iowa Wesleyan Dean’s Juan Lizarraga, Iowa Western Pottawattamie Promise Alvaro Lopez, Iowa Western Pottawattamie Promise Savannah Loveless-Rowland, Central College Presidential, Community Service Sydnee Mabbitt, Iowa Western Pottawattamie Promise Jessica Macossay, Iowa Western Pottawattamie Promise; Graceland Dean’s Merit Katelyn Malone, Iowa Western Pottawattamie Promise Jacquelin Mar Moreno, Iowa Western Pottawattamie Promise Tucker Mass, Iowa State Academic recognition level 1, Cardinal Leadership; St. Cloud State Presidential Skotyi McNamara, College Access Program Ashelley McDaniel, Iowa Western Pottawattamie Promise Danielle Mefferd, Southwest Iowa Educational Foundation-Robert H. & Elizabeth H. O’Brien Memorial; Joan & Kelly Scott; South Dakota Coyote Commitment Leadership; St. Louis Dean’s; Colorado State Presidential; Denver Chancellor; Iowa State Academic recognition level 1, Cardinal Leadership; Marquette Pere Marquette; DePaul Scholar; Iowa Scholar McGwire Midkiff, Southwest Iowa Educational Foundation-Council Bluffs Soccer Club Tyler Moore, Morningside Founders, Athletic, Achievement Ruby Morales, Iowa State Academic recognition level 1, Multicultural Vision Program; College Access Program; Southwest Iowa Educational Foundation-Charlene Fox Memorial; Runza Student of the Week Ashley Nelson, College Access Program; Northern State WolfPACT Kelsey Nelson, College Access Program Alan Pacheco, Iowa Western Pottawattamie Promise Dominique Perez, Iowa Western Pottawattamie Promise; Northwest Missouri State Tower Scholar, Cultural Enrichment Level 3, Bearcat Advantage; Missouri Western State Dean’s Dakota Perkins, Iowa Western Pottawattamie Promise Jordyn Poole, Iowa Western Pottawattamie Promise Adrien Potter, Buena Vista Fine & Media Arts Desirae Powers, Iowa Western Pottawattamie Promise Payton Ray, Iowa Western Pottawattamie Promise Alexis Rocha, Iowa Western Pottawattamie Promise Jesus Rubio, Iowa Western Pottawattamie Promise Tatiana Sandoval, Nebraska Wesleyan Archway; College Access Program; Northwest Missouri State Merit, Cultural Enrichment Level 2, Green and White Advantage Neesa Sauvain, Iowa Western Pottawattamie Promise Riley Schultz, Southwest Iowa Educational Foundation-Council Bluffs Soccer Club Dean Showers, Simpson Honor, Matthew Simpson, Achievement, Music Major, Simpson Grant Rylee Spidell, Iowa Western Pottawattamie Promise; College Access Program; Southwest Iowa Educational Foundation-Karen J. Nielsen Memorial; Missouri Western State Certificate Jaret Stokes, Iowa Western Pottawattamie Promise Makenzie Suhr, Morningside Founders Megan Tietsort, Iowa Western Pottawattamie Promise Ayessa Ward, Iowa Western Pottawattamie Promise Kody Zych, Iowa Western Pottawattamie Promise

Central Claire Lavender Key Staffer Journalistic role: O-Book (yearbook) editor-in-chief. Served as executive editor her sophomore

and junior year. College plans: Undecided; education Parents: Dave and Hoa Lavender About: She joined yearbook her sophomore year after taking journalism her freshman year and has contributed immensely to the development of each yearbook. She designs 90 percent of the layouts for a 300-page book. She demonstrates leadership abilities that her classmates both admire and respect. She also helped out with different parts of The Register, the school newspaper — designing layouts, writing columns and even drawing cartoons and designing infographics. Claire has won awards at the local, state and national levels for her work in journalism.

Scholarships offered at Central: Malik Abdessalam, Colorado State Provost’s Naima Abdi, Metro Distinction Draven Ables, Northwest Missouri State Bearcat Advantage, First-Year Student Theater, University JaKiera Adams, Aksarben-Horatio Alger State Award; Tennessee State Academic; UNL Nebraska Achievement; UNO Dean’s Ariel Alai, CHSF-Ned Sariscsany CHS 2005 Memorial Levi Anderson, UNL Canfield

Maya Armstead-Triplett, Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation; Interdenominational Ministerial Alliance; Urban League Metro Terry Arvie, Creighton Founder’s; McNeese State Academic; Midland Directors, Presidential; Kansas Midwest Student Exchange; UNL College of Business, Nebraska Emerging Leaders James Austad, Theatre Arts Guild; CHSF-Ramona Byers Sanders CHS 1965 Madeliene Badura, OEA Foundation-Josephine Frisbie; UNO Regents Sebastian Becerra, UNL David Distinguished Morgan Bennett, CHS-Susan Buffett Memorial; Oberlin Conservatory of Music, John Frederick Oberlin; Picotte PTA; Iowa Music, Iowa Heritage, Old Gold Jackson Berning, Midland Athletic Julia Bielewicz, OEA Foundation; Kansas Midwest Student Exchange Ganesh Biswa, Omaha Schools Foundation-Ione C. Paxton; Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation Marshall Biven, CHSF-Duane Perry Math; Concerned and Caring Educators; Iowa State Award for Competitive Excellence, College of Engineering, George Washington Carver; OPSF-Mick Messbarger Central Baseball Memorial; Ohio State Maximus, National Buckeye; Winifred Ruth Frances and Dorothy Edwards Foundation; UNL College of Engineering, Regents; UNO Regents Kathryn Bohn, Nebraska Wesleyan Presidents, Bennett Music Ryan Brown, UNK Dean’s; UNL Canfield, Nebraska Emerging Leaders; UNO Dean’s Aaron Burbach, CHS Frank Grobee; UNL Regents; UNO Regents Taylor Burghardt, Creighton Founder’s, Roman Shaffel S.J.; Winifred Ruth Frances and Dorothy Edwards Foundation; Kansas Excellence; UNK Regents; UNL David Distinguished Isaiah Butler, Concerned and Caring Educators; UNL Canfield William Cambridge, Northwest Missouri State Academic Excellence, Bearcat Advantage; UNL Nebraska Achievement Summer Campbell, Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation Jazzmine Carr, CHS-Kelliann Coyle Priebe Memorial; Peru State Cooperating Schools; Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation Georgia Chambers, OEA Foundation-Gunnar Horn Journalism, Josephine Frisbie; Winifred Ruth Frances and Dorothy Edwards Foundation; Georgia Classic Scholars; UNL David Distinguished; UNO Regents Cameron Claborn, Loyola-Marymount Aruppe; UNL College of Business, Honors Program, Regents; UNO Regents Jacobey Collins, Aksarben-Horatio Alger Career Kyla Collins, Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation; UNL Nebraska Emerging Leaders Lucy Cordes, Grinnell Founder’s; Lawrence More Light, Richard Warch Honor; Macalester College DeWitt Wallace Distinguished, National Merit; National Merit Corp.; Nebraskans for Peace Thelma Cordes, Suburban Rotary Madison Craig, Benedictine Abbot; College of St. Mary Dean’s; Hastings Athletic, Ringland; Iowa State Academic Recognition; Morningside Founder; Northwest Missouri State Academic Excellence, Bearcat Advantage; Rockhurst Regents, Hawk Fund McCabe; Sioux Falls Provost’s; Wyoming Rocky Mountain Scholars; UNK Chancellor’s; Wayne State Athletic, Cooperating Schools Melissa Cress, Burger King McLamore Foundation; UNK Chancellor’s; UNL Canfield, Nebraska Legends; UNO Dean’s Jacob Curley, CHSF-John E. Sunderland Memorial; Occidental College Trustee; UNL Chancellor’s Cooper Curtis, UNK Regents; UNL David Distinguished; UNO Regents Nyaluak Dar, UNL Nebraska Emerging Leaders Danniel Davis, Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation Grace deLaittre, Nebraska State Historical Society-Nebraskans of World War II; UNL Nebraska Achievement, Nebraska Legends Calvin DePriest, Chadron State Academic Achievement, Eagle Excellence, Peppercreek Outdoor Learning Endowment, Presidential Honors; National Army ROTC Donovan Dinoff, Al Roeder BRAN; Creighton University Award; Drake Presidential; Kansas City Art Institute Merit; Millard American Legion Post 374; UNO Dean’s William Donlan, UNL Canfield; UNO Dean’s Cintyha Espinoza-Romero, Metro Governor’s Joseph Eubanks, OEA Foundation-Dorothy Seward Memorial, Foundation Matthew Farho, Nebraska Wesleyan Black and Gold; Nebraskans for Peace; Northern Michigan National Academic, Wildcat Achievement; St. Olaf Cassler Music for Voice; St. Thomas Academic, Music; UNL Canfield Nathan Farrell, OEA Foundation Presidents’; UNL David Distinguished; UNO Chancellor’s Leria Faulkner, Indiana-Purdue Midwest Student Exchange; OEA Foundation/Walnut Hill Elementary-Mary Ann Fields Memorial; OPS Career Center Tommy Craft Jackson Ferris, Butler Academic; Colorado State President’s; Marquette Pere Marquette Award; Omaha Schools Foundation-Carl and Antoynette Nielsen Educational Fund; Denver Chancellor; UNL Regents; UNO Regents; Xavier The Xavier Chamiya Figures, Aksarben-Horatio Alger Career Nolan Fletcher, Midland Athletic Jordan Flowers, Metro Conference; Winifred Ruth Frances and Dorothy Edwards Foundation; Central Missouri Football, Red and Black; UNL Nebraska Emerging Leaders; Urban League of Nebraska Erykah Foster, Pinewood PTA; Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation; UNL Nebraska Emerging Leaders Leticia Francia-Arroyo, Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation Dax Galloway, CHSF-Frank Knapple; Nebraska Wesleyan Governor’s, Huge Recognition; OEA Foundation-J. Arthur Nelson Memorial; UNL David Distinguished, Pepsi Service Grae Gammel, Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation Maurice Garrett, Belvedere PTA Prodehl/ Cackin/Jackson; OEA Foundation-Elsie Fisher Memorial; Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation; UNL Nebraska Emerging Leaders, University Honors Emily Gillespie, UNL Canfield Madison Gillespie, OEA Foundation-J. Arthur Nelson Memorial; South Dakota Coyote Commitment Achievement, Music Collin Givens, Minneapolis College of Art & Design Visual Evangelina Gomez-Mancillas, Aksarben-Horatio Alger State Award; Creighton Founder’s; Iowa State Academic Recognition, Maxine Sampson for Women in Agriculture; UNL Nebraska Emerging Leaders Sofia Gonzalez Castillo, Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation; UNL Nebraska Emerging Leaders Hannah Goodman, Lesley University Presidential; Minnesota Morris Achievement, Distinguished, National Scholar Izekah Goodwin, Nebraska Wesleyan Black and Gold Micah Griffin, CHSF-Paul Jepsen CHS 1924; Graceland Dean’s Merit; Missouri Western State Dean’s Academic; Nebraska Wesleyan Archway; Northwest Missouri State Cultural Enrichment, Green and White Advantage, Merit; Peru State Cooperating Schools; Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation Jordan Gulley, Metro Governor’s; OEA Foundation-Dr. Edwin Parrish Memorial Vocational Education; OPS Career Center/ Omaha Schools Foundation Construction Specification Institute; Susan Thompson

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Continued from Page 17 Buffett Foundation; UNL Nebraska Emerging Leaders Anju Gurung, Metro Distinction Niraj Gurung, Metro Distinction; Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation Timon Gurung, Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation; UNL Nebraska Emerging Leaders Kayla Hall, UNO Dean’s Amanda Halvorson, Metro Governor’s; UNO Dean’s Mallari Hangman, Doane Trustees, Legacy, Theatre; Northwest Missouri State Academic Excellence, Bearcat Advantage Justin Hardin, Missouri Western State Dean’s Academic Estrella Haros Monrroy, Midland Athletic Kira Hawkins, Chadron State Trustees, Caroline Sandoz Pifer, Joseph & Leo Vetter Memorial; Missouri Western State President’s Academic; Northwest Missouri State Academic Excellence, Bearcat Advantage, Cultural Enrichment; UNL Canfield; UNO Dean’s Liam Hay, UNK Regents; UNL Regents, Honors; UNO Regents Madeline Hayko, Nebraska Wesleyan Achievement, Archway Eron Haynes, Chadron State Athletic Jamie Heisner, UNL Nebraska Achievement Leah Henriksen, Northwest Missouri State Bearcat Advantage, Distinguished, Freshman Multicultural; Winifred Ruth Frances and Dorothy Edwards Foundation; Truman State Non-Resident Tuition, President’s Honorary, TruMerit; UNL David Distinguished; UNO Chancellor’s; Wartburg Meistersinger, Regents Dane Herbert, OEA Foundation Presidents’ Jose Hernandez-Sandoval, Metro Distinction Justice Hilding, Midland Athletic Ian Hill, Beveridge Magnet Middle Beveridge Parent Volunteer; Creighton Founder’s; OEA Foundation-Elsie Fisher Memorial, Presidents’; Winifred Ruth Frances and Dorothy Edwards Foundation; UNL David Distinguished; UNO Chancellor’s, Music Sacha Hill, UNL Nebraska Achievement Peter Hinchey, Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation; UNL Nebraska Emerging Leaders Olivia Hinrichs, UNO Dean’s Taylor C. Hogan, Creighton Founder’s, Roman Shaffel S.J.; OEA Foundation-Josephine Frisbie; Kansas Excellence; UNK Chancellor’s; UNL Canfield, Nebraska Emerging Leaders, Pepsi Service; UNO Chancellor’s Nayeli Ibarra-Cruz, Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation Amanda Jackson, Nebraska Wesleyan Cornerstone; UNL Nebraska Emerging Leaders DaRon Johnson, Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation; UNL Nebraska Emerging Leaders Chelsea Jones, Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation Tinca Joyner, Bard-Berlin Politics; CHSF-Paul Jepsen CHS 1924; American University of Paris Global Citizen Choteau Kammel, American Legion Boys Nation College; CHSF-E. Frank Maycock CHS 1948; Mississippi State Dan & Janice Curran Loyalty, Presidential; Runza Student of the Week; Winifred Ruth Frances and Dorothy Edwards Foundation; UNL Regents; UNO Regents; Washington Crossing Foundation; Wichita State Presidential Merit Dinesh Karki, Avila University Academic; CHSF-Paul Jepsen CHS 1924; Winifred Ruth Frances and Dorothy Edwards Foundation; UNL Nebraska Emerging Leaders Miles Kay, CHSF-Virginia Lee Pratt; Dundee PTO-Thomas Hunter Memorial; Nebraska Academic Decathlon Foundation; Omaha Schools Foundation-Donald F. and Mildred Topp Othmer; Rotary Club of Omaha; Southern California Presidential; UNL David Hawksworth, Regents; UNO Regents Alexis Ketzler, Army ROTC; UNL Chancellor’s Leadership, David Distinguished Anastasia Ketzler, Wyoming Rocky Mountain Scholars Chloe Klare, CHSF-G.E. “Doc” Moller; Florida Institute of Technology John T. & Martha Hartley, Panther Fund Academic; Morningside Trustee; St. Louis Vice Presidents’; UNL David Distinguished, University Honors; UNO Regents Dakota Kochen, UNL Canfield Nicholas Lacroix, Missouri University of Science and Technology Excellence, Out-ofState; UNL Regents Savanna Lakin, Nebraska Wesleyan Achievement, Cornerstone Tequila Lane, Aksarben-Horatio Alger Career Olivia Larson, OEA Foundation-Josephine Frisbie, Thresa Clark; UNL Canfield; UNO Chancellor’s Ryan Latimer, Iowa State Award for Competitive Excellence Claire Lavender, Concerned and Caring Educators; DePaul Presidential; Indiana Dean’s; Loyola-Chicago Presidential; Northeastern Dean’s; OEA Foundation-Bertha Neale Memorial, Dr. Hollie Bethel; Winifred Ruth Frances and Dorothy Edwards Foundation; UNL Regents; UNO Regents Collin Lefeber, Central College Community Service, Presidential, Trustee Shaterra Lewis-Wright, Morningside Founder Cindy Licea, CHSF-Doris and Allen Oglander; Sioux Falls Achievement Averie Linnell, OEA Foundation Metro Transit/Transport Workers Union #223; Picotte PTA; Winifred Ruth Frances and Dorothy Edwards Foundation; UNO Chancellor’s Pauline Lino, Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation Joseph Lukowski, Completely KIDS; OEA Foundation-Warren and Evelyn Hotz Memorial; Hawks Foundation; Winifred Ruth Frances and Dorothy Edwards Foundation; UNO Dean’s Remy Lupo, Nebraska Wesleyan Governor’s; Northwest Missouri State Bearcat Advantage, Cultural Enrichment, Distinguished; UNL Canfield; UNO Chancellor’s Claire Mahoney, Nebraska Methodist Merit; OEA Foundation-Elsie Fisher Memorial, Presidents’; Omaha Jaycees TOYO Teens; Winifred Ruth Frances and Dorothy Edwards Foundation; UNK Chancellor’s Isabella Mancuso, CHSF-John E. Sunderland Memorial; Iowa State Award for Competitive Excellence, Generations; OEA Foundation Jesse J. & Angela Bavaresco Memorial; Wendy’s Heisman Lauren Mankin, UNL Canfield; UNO Regents Micah Martin, CHSF-Arthur CHS 1914 & Genevieve Loomis; Lozier Foundation Sons & Daughters Program; OEA Foundation-Josephine Frisbie; UNL Regents, University Honors; UNO Regents Philip Mason, Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation Magdalena Mavrov, Creighton Founder’s; UNL David Distinguished; UNO Chancellor’s, Honors Textbook Bryce May, Winifred Ruth Frances and Dorothy Edwards Foundation; Oklahoma Award of Excellence, President’s Leadership Class; UNL Regents, University Honors Brittni McGuire, Iowa State Award for Competitive Excellence, Brian Vincent Memorial; Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation; Winifred Ruth Frances and Dorothy Edwards Foundation; UNK Chancellor’s; UNL College of Agricultural Sciences & Natural Resources, David Distinguished, Nebraska Legends; UNO Chancellor’s Preston McLaughlin, Iowa State Award for Competitive Excellence; UNL David Distinguished Carlos Memije Gonzalez, Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation Alexis Menard, UNL Nebraska Emerging Leaders Samuel Messbarger, Excel Physical Therapy; Iowa State Kinesiology Incoming Freshman, Award for Competitive Excellence, Dean’s, Generations; UNL Regents; UNO Regents Kailey Meyer, Hastings Ringland; Joel Kudym Memorial; Nebraska Wesleyan Achievement, Archway; OEA Foundation-Dorothy Seward Memorial, Foundation Alex Moffatt, Creighton University Award Emily Morgan, OPS Career Center The Knowledge Network Jered Murphy, Metro Governor’s Christian Nelson, CHSF-John E. Sunderland Memorial; UNL Nebraska Emerging Leaders Marguerite-Helene Nichols, George Washington Presidential Academic, University, Alumni; Georgetown GU; Howard HUFS Capstone; Iowa State Academic Recognition; Tulane Founder’s, Tulane; UNL Regents Alice Nyberg, Creighton Founder’s; Hamline Presidential; Lawrence Alumni, More Light; Loyola-Chicago Presidential; St. Louis Dean’s

Soe Nyine, Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation Casey O’Brien, CHSF-Hird Stryker CHS 1936; Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation; Pittsburgh Tuition Exchange; UNL Chancellor’s Leadership, David Distinguished, Honors Program Anna Overbeck, Doane Trustees; Morningside Dean; Omaha Schools Foundation-Donald F. and Mildred Topp Othmer; Sioux Falls Provost’s Academic; UNK Chancellor’s; UNO Dean’s Makensey Pankers, Butler Athletic Maya Parry, OEA Foundation-Josephine Frisbie; South Dakota Coyote Commitment Leadership Sihley Pawaskar, St. Louis Dean’s; UNL David Distinguished; UNO Chancellor’s Jada Perkins, Southwestern Community Athletic Trevor Petersen, Cleveland Institute of Music; UNL Glenn Korff School of Music, Canfield, Nebraska Emerging Leaders; UNO Dean’s Abby Petrick, Dundee PTO-Thomas Hunter Memorial; Northwest Missouri State Academic Excellence, Bearcat Advantage; Northwestern Athletic, Moritz NE, Presidential; Winifred Ruth Frances and Dorothy Edwards Foundation; UNK Chancellor’s; UNL Canfield, Nebraska Legends; UNO Dean’s Jack Pfeiffer, Missouri-Kansas City Metro Scholars Non-Resident, Omaha Rachel Pierce-Cramer, Missouri Western State Governor’s Academic Alyssa Politi-DeWitt, Midland Athletic; Northwest Missouri State Academic Excellence, Bearcat Advantage; UNO Dean’s Makayla Powers, Aksarben-Horatio Alger Career; UNL Nebraska Emerging Leaders Conner Pribble, UNL Nebraska Emerging Leaders Bennett Ray, Iowa State Academic Recognition; UNL David Distinguished, University Honors; UNO Regents Alexandria Regier, CHSF-Ruth Pilling CHS 1926 Staff 1936-1973; Kansas Excellence; UNL Regents; UNO Regents; Wayne State Presidential Patrick Render, MOBA Architectural; OEA Foundation-Thresa Clark; Winifred Ruth Frances and Dorothy Edwards Foundation; Washington Purple & Gold; UNL College of Engineering, Regents; UNO Regents Christian Richt, UNL Regents Ian Ritchie, Alice Buffett Magnet PTO Academic; CHSF-World War II Memorial; Winifred Ruth Frances and Dorothy Edwards Foundation; UNL Nebraska Achievement Sandra Rivera, Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation Samantha Roberts, Doane Van Hoy; Missouri Western State Dean’s Academic; Morningside Athletic, Founder Marvin Robinson, Hawaii Pacific Pono; Loyola-New Orleans Loyola Scholar; UNL Nebraska Achievement; UNO Chancellor’s Benjamin Ross, Northwest Missouri State Bearcat Advantage, Distinguished; Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation; UNL Chancellor’s Leadership, David Distinguished; UNO Regents Shay Rosseter, Doane Van Hoy, Theatre Caroline Roth, Winifred Ruth Frances and Dorothy Edwards Foundation; UNO Regents Rebecca Roth, Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation Hadley Rudd, Peru State Cooperating Schools; Doane Community, Music Simon Saarela-Irvin, UNL Canfield; UNO Dean’s Ashley Saavedra, Sioux Falls Provost’s Academic; UNL Nebraska Emerging Leaders Carlos Sanchez, Metro Distinction Jacquline Sanchez-Mora, CHSF-Robert Spire CHS 1943 Memorial; Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation Alexis Shade, Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation Hawa Shatta, Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation Moo Lay Wah Paw Shee, Lewis & Clark Middle School-Patricia L. Burford Christopher Sheridan, UNL Regents; UNO Regents C’yera Sherrod, Urban League of Nebraska Regan Siems, Arizona State President’s; Colorado School of Mines Merit; Concerned and Caring Educators; Engebretson Foundation; Iowa State George Washington Carver; Nebraska P.E.O.-Mary Lue Hicks Memorial; Northwestern The 1851; Alabama Engineering Leadership, Presidential; Michigan Engineering, Presidential Stephen Siy, UNO Regents, Athletic Sarah Skolaski, UNL Nebraska Achievement Julia Smith, Le Moyne Magis; Spring Hill Gautrelet; Bridgeport Presidential; New Haven Distinguished Simon Smith, CHSF-John Keenan; Colorado State President’s; Creighton Founder’s, Roman Shaffel S.J.; Kansas Jayhawk Generations; UNL Regents; UNO Regents Nora Stibbs, CHS-Bessie Rathbun Memorial; CHSF-W. 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Concordia Amanda Srygley Key Staffer Journalistic roles: Key writing and photo design contributor for yearbook. College plans: Grand Canyon University; business/ marketing with minor in worship arts Parents: Jay and Jennifer Srygley About: Amanda demonstrates persistence and commitment to making her yearbook pages excellent, the best they can be. She exhibits leadership qualities within her group by always supporting, assisting and encouraging others. Scholarships offered at Concordia: Ovard Ambroise, Grand Canyon Deans, Christian School Karin Berg, UNL Regent’s, Honors Program, Hixson Lied; Nebraska Wesleyan Founders, Bennet Music; St. Olaf Presidents; Creighton Magis; Concordia-Nebraska Presidents, Music; Omaha Suburban Rotary; National Merit; Gustavus Adolphus President’s, Gustavus Merit, Bjorling Music, Peterson Family, Gustavus Music Austin Bonsell, Fort Hays State Traditions Sophia Braga, Grand Canyon Presidential, Christian School Sydney Clarkson, USD Coyote; Northwest Missouri State Tower, Bearcat Jackson Cummins, Nebraska Wesleyan President’s; USD Coyote Ava Curtis, USD Coyote Jacob Day, UNO Deans Ian DeBoer, Hastings Academic Reid Doehling, Colorado Denver Distinguished; Coe Impact, Trustee, Grant; UNL Chancellor’s, College of Architecture Scholars, Canfield, Regents; Morningside President’s; Judson President’s, Honors, Eagle Endowed Thomas Eesley, UNO Chancellor’s, Regents; Nebraska Wesleyan Governors; Northwest Missouri State Academic Excellence, Bearcat; UNL Achievement Paul Erickson, UNO Chancellor’s Clare Fiore, South Dakota USD Talent Theatre, Coyote Committment; Flagler Presidential Aubrey Grasz, Lipscomb Provost, Contemporary Music, Honors; Belmont Merit; Grand Canyon Chancellor; Oklahoma City Presidential, Dance Talent Cavlin Gregg, Iowa State Generations; Buena Vista Arch; Dordt Honors Kedamawit Habte, Creighton Academic; UNL Achievement Emily Harper, Concordia-Nebraska Congregations for CU-Nebraska, Church Careers, Dean’s, Heirtage, Women’s Track Jared Hemphill, Dordt Presidential, Alumni, Institutional Grant, Baseball; Iowa State Competitive Excellence, Generations; UNL David Distinguished, Regents; UNO Regents Victoria Jones, Grand Canyon Provost, Christian School Jonah Kanoy, Central Missouri Red and Black; UNO Regents; UNL David Distinguished Nathanael Kernen, Oklahoma National Award, Engineering; Iowa State George Washington Carver, Engineering; Arizona State New American University; Minnesota Gold; Purdue National Hispanic; UNO Regents; UNL Chancellor’s, Honors, David Hawksworth; Creighton Avery Kesar, Concordia-Nebraska Regents, Heritage, Forensics, Music Noah Klemp, Loyola-Chicago Presidential; Concordia-St. Paul Regents, Heritage Nicklas Klepser, Kalamazoo College Lux Esto Emma Latimer, Northwest Missouri State Merit Khahn Luu, Metro Distinction Kamen Mahoney, UNK Football Georgia Marion, Nebraska Weslyan Black and Gold; Coastal Carolina Coastal Scholar; Salem College Merit Gabrielle Minneman, Nebraska Wesleyan Governors, Achievement, Legacy Ashtyn Moural, Augustana Presidential; Creighton Founders, Roman Shaffel S.J.; South Dakota State Yellow and Blue Julia Muell, UNL Canfield; UNO Regents Michael O’Donnell, Grand Canyon Dean, Christian School Jacob Olsen, UNL Regents, Founders, Honors; UNO Regents John Pfeiffer, Grand Canyon Antelope, CCSC Claire Phillips, Evergreen State College Achievement Karly Ridder, UNL Regents, Honors Jordan Rivard, Creighton Founders; Grand Canyon Institutional; Kansas State Heritage; UNL Canfield, Achievement; UNK Deans; UNO Dean Emily Rochford, Bellevue University Softball, Academic, The DREAM Ryan Salak, Midland ARTS; George Mason Distinction; Concordia-Nebraska Church Careers, Regents, Heritage, Forensics, Music Nathan Schwanke, Nebraska Wesleyan Archway, Achievement Alex Sigerson, UNO Deans Jenna Spellerberg, South Dakota State Jackrabbit; Augustana Leader’s Amanda Srygley, Grand Canyon Chancellor; UNL David Distinguished Anthony Tews, Augustana Academic; Nebraska Wesleyan Black and Gold, Achievement, Legacy Thomas Tews, Nebraska Wesleyan Black and Gold, Achievement, Legacy; UNK Loper Athletic; Northwest Missouri State Tower, Bearcat Lara Thiem, Augustana Deans; Concordia-Wisconsin Presidential; Concordia-Nebraska Regents; Concordia-Chicago Regents; USD Coyote Parker Thune, National Merit; Oklahoma National Merit Christopher Timmons, Missouri Western Griffon Waiver; Midland Basketball; Southwest Minnesota State Leadership; Sioux Falls Achievement; Northwestern Academic Grace Trembath, UNL Regents; National Merit; UNO Regents Natalie Watson, Creighton Academic, Fr. Joseph Labaj; Drexel University A.J. Drexel Tony Wu, Grand Canyon Dean, Christian School Averey Yaksich, Sioux Falls Volleyball Alec Yaksich, UNK Football

Creighton Prep Liam Keating Key Staffer Journalistic roles: Producer of Creighton Prep TV (CPTV); executive producer of podcast, “Uncaging the Bird”, social media coordinator for @CPVarsitySports. College plans: Benedictine College; journalism Parents: James and Marianne Keating About: Liam’s passion and pride for moving the journalism bar here at Creighton Prep is second to none. His forward thinking about journalism has made our program take giant strides in 21st century journalism. Scholarships offered at Creighton Prep: Eduardo Aguilar, Creighton Jesuit Recognition, TeamMates Ryan Ahsan, Creighton Jacob Atkins, Iowa State Award for Competitive Excellence; UNL Honors Textbook, Regents; UNO Regents Myles Bachus, Rockhurst Magis Jesuit High School Jack Barrett, Drake Presidential; UNK Loper

Excellence; UNL Canfield; UNO Dean’s William Barton, UNL David Distinguished Luke Bausch, Burger King; Creighton Jesuit Recognition, Magis; Fordham Semifinalist; Loyola-Marymount Arrupe, Early Action; Loyola-Chicago Jesuit Heritage, Presidential; Santa Clara Deans; UNL Regents; Villanova; Xavier Benjamin Bayer, UNL Canfield, Pepsi; UNO Chancellor’s Alexander Beacom, Creighton Magis, Roman Shaffel S.J.; Minnesota Gold Scholar, National Excellence; UNL Regents Anthony Bianchi, Creighton; UNL Achievement Vincent Bolamperti, Creighton Jesuit Recognition Alexander Bortolotti, Creighton Founders; Loyola-Chicago Jesuit Heritage, Loyola Matthew Boulay, Creighton Founders Zachary Boyer, Northwest Missouri State Green and White Advantage Joseph Brandl, Creighton Founders; UNL Canfield Shannon Brewer Jr., UNK Football Ryan Buresh, Creighton Founders; Northwest Missouri State Academic Excellence, Bearcat Advantage; UNK Loper Excellence; UNL Achievement; South Dakota Coyote Commitment Distinction Brett Burkard, Creighton; Rockhurst Knapp, Loyola; Iowa Old Capitol Achievment; UNL Nebraska Achievement; South Dakota Coyote Commitment Achievement Jack Burns, UNL David Distinguished; UNO Regents; Wichita State Founders Merit Jack Butler, Miami Merit; Georgia Classic Scholars Waiver; UNL Honors Textbook, Regents John Carlisle, Creighton Academic, Joseph J. 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Minnesota National; Oklahoma Distinguished Scholar, Housing, National Merit, Research & Study Abroad Stipend, Technology & Textbook Allowance Henry Diers, Midland Athletic Liam Diesing, South Dakota Coyote Commitment Achievement Scott Dobberpuhl, Creighton Founders; Loyola-Chicago Jesuit Heritage, Trustee Peter Doran, Creighton Founders, Roman Shaffel S.J.; Marquette Pere Marquette; St. Louis Deans’ & Jesuit High School; UNL Canfield, Legends Isaac Dovali, Creighton Founders; DePaul Presidential; Denver Pioneer; UNL David Distinguished; UNO Regents Ian Downey, Creighton Founders, Jesuit Recognition; Drake Presidential; Iowa State Academic Recognition, BBMB, Cardinal Leadership; Regis Trustees’ Jesuit, St. John Francis Regis; Santa Clara Jesuit Ignatian; UNL AIM Scholar, Canfield, Health Science Scholars, Legends, Nebraska Emerging Leaders; UNO Regents Brendan Doyle, Creighton Founders; Loyola-Chicago Damen, Jesuit Heritage; UNL David Distinguished; UNO Regents Arthur Egan, South Dakota State Football, Jackrabbit Guarantee Blake Ellis, UNL Canfield; 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Leadership, St. John Francis Regis; St. John’s Catholic High School, President’s, Abbey; UNL Canfield, Legends; UNO Chancellor’s Nicholas Swerczek, UNL Achievement, Canfield, Legends; UNO Regents Matthew Thiele, UNK Regents; UNL Canfield; UNO Regents Jacob Thull, Creighton Founders; UNL Canfield, Honors Textbook, Legends; UNO Chancellor’s Samuel Tighe-Dolan, Creighton Founders; Loyola-Chicago Dean’s, Jesuit Heritage; St. Louis Ignatian & Jesuit High School William Tjaden, Creighton Founders, Roman Shaffel S.J.; Marquette Pere Marquette; St. Louis Deans’ & Jesuit High School Sean Toohey, Drake Presidential; Marquette Pere Marquette; St. Louis Vice Presidents’ & Jesuit High School; Dayton Leadership in Service, President’s Merit, Study Abroad Nicholas Trautman, UNL Regents; UNO Regents Timothy Urbanski, Concordia-Chicago Augusta Addison, Pillars; Creighton Founders; Hastings Ambassador, Samuel Alexander; Loyola-Chicago Jesuit Heritage, Loyola; Midland Anderson Leader Athlete; Omaha Legal Professionals Association; UNL Achievement; UNO Chancellor’s; Westside Kiwanis Club-Jack C. Jackson Grant VanOsdel, Drake Presidential; Hastings Ringland; Iowa State Academic Recognition; Rockhurst Knapp; Truman State Midwest Student Exchange, President’s Honorary; Kansas Midwest Student Exchange Jackson Wees, Central College; St. John’s Abbey, Catholic Student, Presidents Nicholas Weindel, Daughters of the American Revolution Good Citizen; Richmond Presidential Matthew Wellendorf, Baylor Academic; Clemson; Creighton Magis; John Carroll Magis; Marquette Pere Marquette; St. Louis Vice Presidents’ & Jesuit High School; Texas Christian Deans; Xavier Jake Wilson, Kansas Midwest Student Exchange Daniel Woodward, South Dakota State Yellow & Blue Nicholas Zabawa, Creighton Samuel Zummach, Colorado State Presidential; Marquette Pere Marquette; Regis Trustees’ Jesuit; Texas Christian Faculty; Colorado Boulder Chancellor’s Achievement

Douglas County West Patrick Caveye Key Staffer Journalistic roles: Reporter on both the school’s yearbook and newspaper, as well as editor and

photographer. College plans: Metro Community College; journalism/broadcasting Parents: William and Barb Caveye About: Pat has shown a drive and dedication to the yearbook and the newspaper. He has made journalism his priority, and pushes his fellow classmates to do better. He has researched, conducted interviews, and reported through a variety of writing styles such as features, sports and reviews. Going above and beyond what is required, Pat pushes to get the best story possible while making the readers feel like they were really at the event or a part of the interview process. Scholarships offered at Douglas County West: Jeffrey Allen, Metro Governor’s; DC West Education Association; Rod Rogert Technical; Veterans of Foreign War #9897; Charles G. Rosland; Douglas County Farm Bureau Federation Colton Bents, UNO Chancellor’s; DC West National Honor Society Darienne Blair, Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation; Creighton Federal Pell Grant, Creighton Grant; Northwestern; Central College; Midland Gospel Honor Choir; Aksarben Horatio Alger; Concordia Dean’s, Grant; Chuck and Kathy Poore Family Kelli Brichacek, Hastings Crimson; UNK Regents; UNL Canfield; American Legion Post #58; Valley Masonic Victory Lodge #310; DC West PTSA Patrick Caveye, Metro Aksarben Horatio Alger Career; UNL Nebraska Achievement; DC West Education Association; Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation Ashley Chadwell, Metro Distinction Audrey Coonce, Wayne State-Lyle and Ginny Seymour Endowed; Northwest Missouri State Northwest Merit, Green and White Advantage Hannah Coonce, Wayne State Black and Gold Joseph Daniels, Metro Aksarben Horatio Alger Career Lane Eggen, Briar Cliff Athletic, Academic Achievement; Northwestern Athletic, Presidental; UNK Chancellor’s; Nebraska Wesleyan President’s, Achievement, Huge Recognition; Hastings Athletic, Crimson; Morningside Athletic, President’s, Achievement; Waterloo Fire & Rescue John Love Memorial; Western Douglas County Rotary; Omaha Education Association-Jennie Kriebs Memorial Christopher Exstrom, UNO Pell Grant; Midland Gospel Honor Choir Katie Foster, Nebraska Methodist Upfront Merit; Nancy Condron Family-Nancy Condron Nursing; College of St. Mary Achievement Travis Glidden, VFW #9897 AL #58/Hometown Fireworks Tyler Jacobsen, Metro Aksarben Horatio Alger Career Nickolas Kahlandt, UNL Canfield; Douglas County Farm Bureau Federation; Waterloo Fire & Rescue John Love Memorial Jacob King, DC West Post Prom Jesse Kracht, South Dakota Coyote Commitment; UNO Federal Pell Grant, Tuition Grant; Northwest Missouri State Cultural Enrichment Level 2, University Scholar, Green and White Advantage; Missouri Western State Deans; Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation; Max Henderson Condron Family-Max Henderson Condron Music; DC West Post Prom Gavin Lawson, UNK Chancellor’s; DC West Post Prom Victoria Levin, Doane Trustees; Jamestown Honors, Legacy; Hastings Ringland, Samuel Alexander, Grant; Midland President’s; North Dakota State Provost’s Mitchell Lopeman, Waterloo Fire & Rescue John Love Memorial Graham Lorsung, St. Mary’s University Bishop Heffron, Catholic High School, Alumni Legacy Izabelle Meairs-Richman, Newman Academic; Hastings Ringland; Doane Community; Nebraska Christain Athletic/Academic; Sons of the American Legion Jack Militti, UNL Nebraska Emerging Leader; Higher Education Mac Niemeyer, DC West Post Prom; John Allen Family-John Allen Memorial Autumn Penberthy, Doane Athletic/Academic; Midland Athletic/Academic TJ Rivera, York Community College Athletic; Grace Athletic; Nebraska Chrisitan Athletic; Columbus Community College Athletic; Wayne State Athletic Cassandra Shonka, UNL Canfield, Nebraska Emerging Leaders, David Distinguished; Western Douglas County Chamber of Commerce; American Red Cross; Valley Volunteer Firefighters Noah Smith, Metro Distinction Thomas Swy, Metro Aksarben Horatio Alger Career Cassandra Tech, Midland Director’s, Campus Visit, Pinnacle Band Lead; DC West PTSA; Falcon Pride Booster Club; Valley Masonic Victory Lodge #310 Nolan Weiss, Morningside Athletic, Achievement, Founder; Midland Athletic, Campus Visit; Hastings Academic/Athletic; Nebraska Wesleyan Archway, Achievement, Legacy, Wesleyan; Briar Cliff Academic, Football

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Continued from Page 18 Freshman, Freshman; Barnhill Family-John “Barney” Barnhill; Chuck and Kathy Poore Family; Falcon Pride Booster Club Jeffrey Widhelm, Briar Cliff Academic/Athletic; Nebraska Wesleyan Achievement; Midland Athletic; Morningside Athletic; Central Columbus Athletic; Missouri Western State Deans, Athletic; Northwest Missouri State Scholar, Green and White Advantage Allison Wieczorek, Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation

Duchesne Olivia Stanek Key Staffer Journalistic roles: Staff member of the school newspaper, The Bird Post, during her sophomore and junior years. Co-editor-in-chief for her senior year. College plans: Undecided in school and major Parents: Amy and Mark Stanek About: Olivia has wonderful ideas for newspaper stories and design and often gives her free periods and lunch periods to copy editing and layout. She has been a great newspaper staff leader. Her enthusiastic leadership is infectious, and she definitely sets a good example for younger staff members on a regular basis. Scholarships offered at Duchesne: Kamsi Achigbu, Creighton Magis, Roman Shaffel S.J.; UNL Davis-Chambers Lillian Ahlgren, Benedictine St. Scholastica; Creighton Founders; Gonzaga Dussault; Loyola-Chicago Loyola; Iowa Academic Success, Heritage, Old Gold; UNL Canfield; UNO Regents Anna Boggust, Gonzaga Achievement; Loyola Marymount Achievement; Arizona Excellence; Oregon Dean’s Elizabeth Ann Burbridge, Benedictine Maathai; Rockhurst Knapp, Loyola; Truman State President’s Leadership, TruMerit, Non-Resident Tuition; St. Thomas Grace Bybee, Benedictine St. Scholastica; Briar Cliff Presidential; Chadron State Achievement, Presidential Honors, Eagle Excellence, Rainbolt Family Endowment; Larry A. and Corrine Joseph Tangeman Endowment; Northwest Missouri State Bearcat Advantage, Excellence; Rockhurst Loyola, McCabe, Regents; UNK Regents, Honors; UNL Canfield; UNO Regents; Wayne State Presidential Sophia Campagna, Benedictine St. Scholastica; Fordham Loyola; Loyola-Chicago Loyola; Regis Trustees’; Rockhurst Loyola, McCabe, Regents; St. Louis Dean’s; St. Olaf Academic; UNL Canfield Vivian Caniglia, Gustavus Adolphus Dean’s; Regis Achievement, Catholic High School; Rockhurst Knapp, Loyola; St. Benedict/St. Johns Art, Catholic High School, President’s; Truman State Midwest Exchange, President’s Honorary; St. Thomas Shannon Coe, Bradley Dean’s, Neighbor-State; Briar Cliff Academic, Connection; Coe Impact, Trustee; Creighton Founders; Drake Presidential; Regis Achievement, Catholic High School; Rockhurst Knapp, Loyola; Truman State Midwest Exchange, President’s Honorary, TruMerit Mary Copeland, Benedictine College; Chadron State Eagle Excellence; Nebraska Wesleyan Archway, Writers; Regis Catholic High School; Rockhurst Loyola Maya Crowl-Kinney, Central College Presidential; Cornell Iowa Promise; Drake Presidential; Grinnell Founder’s; Pratt Institute Presidential Christina Danielson, Creighton Founders, Roman Shaffel S.J.; DePaul Presidential; Loyola-Chicago Damen; Seton Hall University; Kansas Non-resident KU Achievement; UNO Regents Claire Deetz, Kansas Non-resident KU Achievement; Missouri-Kansas City Non-resident; UNL Honors, Regents; UNO Regents; Scholarship America Sydney Deras, Nebraska Wesleyan Achievement, Presidential; UNK Loper Excellence; UNL Achievement Meghan Drahota, Creighton; Drake Presidential; Marquette Ignatius Achievement Audrey Erker, Creighton Magis, Roman Shaffel S.J.; Drake Presidential; Regis Trustees’; St. Louis Vice-Presidential; UNL Regents; UNO Regents Hannah Faber, Belmont General Merit; Creighton Founders; Loyola-Chicago Dean’s; Truman State Midwest Exchange, President’s Leadership, TruMerit; UNL Nebraska Achievement Kristan Foley, Central College Presidential; Iowa State Award for Competitive Excellence; Loyola-Chicago Dean’s; Kansas Jayhawk Generations Kari Fossum, Bryn Mawr Merit; Kentucky Heritage; Mount Holyoke 21st Century; Smith Presidential Erin Goaley, Creighton Founders; Loyola Marymount Early Action Claire Gutsmiedl, Dayton Leadership in Service, Study Abroad, Textbook, Trustee’s Merit Jordyn Hall, Augsburg Early Auggies, Regents; Benedictine Academic; Knox Presidential Finalist, Founders, Lincoln, Service and Leadership; Monmouth Dean’s; Rhodes College Ralph C. Hon, Richard “Doc” Kieft; Rockhurst Breen, Loyola, Regents; Tulsa Excellence; UNL Regents Jovonn Harrington, DePaul St. Vincent dePaul; Temple Scholar; UNL Emerging Leaders Marin Harrington, Central College Creative Writing, Presidential; Cornell Leadership and Engagement, Trustee; Creighton Magis; Grinnell Founder’s; Hastings Academic; Marquette Pere Marquette; Regis Trustees’; Rockhurst Breen, Loyola; UNK Regents; UNL Regents; UNO Regents Grace Heldridge, Hastings Talent in Music; Kansas Music; UNL Music Ellie Helton, Creighton Magis, Roman Shaffel S.J.; Drake Presidential; Iowa State Award for Competitive Excellence, Cardinal, Engineering; Marquette Pere Marquette; St. Louis Merit, Vice-Presidential; Iowa Old Gold; Kansas Chemistry/Petroleum Engineering, Dean’s, Jayhawk Generations; UNL David Distinguished Shannon Hire, Creighton Magis, Roman Shaffel S.J.; DePaul Presidential; Hastings Crimson; Iowa State Award for Competitive Excellence; Loyola-Chicago Presidential; St. Louis Vice-Presidential; Iowa Academic Success, Old Gold; Kansas Dean’s, Engineering, Excellence; UNL Honors, Regents; UNO Regents; Walter Scott Jr. Jaclynn Hoburg, Creighton Founders; Marquette Pere Marquette; Regis Achievement; St. Louis Enhanced Merit; UNK Lopers Excellence; UNL Achievement Selena Holtmeier, Rockhurst Loyola, McCabe Mary Hoover, Benedictine Academic; Creighton Magis, Roman Shaffel S.J.; Regis Catholic High School; Rockhurst Loyola, McCabe; St. Benedict/St. Johns Regents/ Trustees’, Catholic High School Emily Hopp, Butler Academic; DePauw University-Holton Memorial, Merit Kathryn Horwath, Creighton Magis; Hastings; Kansas Excellence; St. Olaf; UNK Regents; UNL Canfield; UNO Regents; Tulsa Destiny Hunnicut, Michigan State Scholar; UNL Leadership Teresa Jarrett, Kansas State Midwest Student Exchange, Enhancement; UNL Achievement Lucy Kain, Clark University Traina; George Washington Presidential; Iowa Old Gold; Kansas Jayhawk Generations Claire Kerschinske, Colorado State Provost; Marquette Pere Marquette; St. Louis Dean’s; UNL Achievement Alexis Krehbiel, Augustana Academic Achievement; Creighton Ethics and Social Responsibility, Founders; Rockhurst Knapp, Loyola Lauren Kubat, Creighton Founders; Hillsdale Grewcock; Iowa State Award for Competitive Excellence; Kansas Midwest Student

Exchange; UNL Canfield Sarah Madsen, Northern Iowa Academic Meghan Main, Creighton Founders; Iowa State Academic Recognition; Northwest Missouri State Bearcat Advantage, Tower; Iowa Old Gold; Kansas Midwest Student Exchange; UNK Loper Excellence; OEA Foundation President’s Lauren Mann, Creighton Founders, Roman Shaffel S.J.; Regis Trustees’; St. Louis Dean’s; Kansas Midwest Student Exchange; UNL Canfield, Honors, Legends Christine Marar, Creighton Magis; Iowa Old Gold; Pittsburgh Academic Elizabeth Markus, Creighton Founders; Marquette Pere Marquette; UNL Forrest C. Blood Katherine Maxwell, Augustana Presidential; Cornell Trustee; Hamline Presidential; St. Benedict/St. Johns Trustee, Catholic High School; Iowa Academic Success, Old Gold; UNO Regents Morgan Mehochko, Creighton Founders, Roman Shaffel S.J.; Loyola-Chicago Damen; St. Louis Dean’s Alissa Milota, Creighton; Burger King Scholars Katharine Moore, Regis Trustees’; St. Olaf Presidential; Denver Chancellor’s; UNL Regents Brigid Moynihan, Ball State Presidential; Bradley Dean’s, University; UNL Canfield; South Dakota Coyote Commitment Distinction Kara Pelster, Florida Institute of Technology Panther Fund; Southern Methodist Discovery, Distinguished; St. Louis Dean’s; Colorado Boulder Presidential; Delaware Trustee; UNL Regents Hannah Pflug, Columbia 1851 Collegiate; University of St. Mary Catholic High School, Dean’s, Spire Margot Ricketts, UNL Canfield Emma Roepke, LIM College Merit; Savanah College of Art and Design Achievement Mary Clare Rogers, Butler; Drake Presidential, Trustee; Illinois State Redbird; Purdue Presidential; Robert Morrison Founders; Indianapolis Presidential; UNL Honors, Raikes School, Regents; St. Thomas; Xavier Anna Sambol, Benedictine; Creighton Magis, Roman Shaffel S.J.; Kansas Excellence; UNK Regents, Honors; UNL Honors, Regents; UNO Regents Molly Sambol, Augustana Leadership, Presidential; Benedictine Academic; Creighton Magis; UNK Honors, Regents; UNL David Distinguished, Honors, Pepsi; UNO Regents, Claire Sawin, Benedictine College Sophia Schack, Creighton Founders Kaitlyn Schmit, Augustana Leadership, Presidential; Concordia Athletic, Regents; Hastings Athletic Basketball, Crimson; Morningside Athletic, Dean’s; Rockhurst Loyola, McCabe; UNK Regents; UNL David Distinguished, Pepsi; Sioux Falls Academic; South Dakota Coyote Commitment Leadership Elizabeth Schropp, Creighton Academic, Roman Shaffel S.J.; Runza Student of the Week Hannah Shelds, Benedictine College; Regis Trustees’; UNO Regents; St. Thomas Katy Smith, Creighton; Loyola-New Orleans Presidential; Marquette Pere Marquette; Regis Trustees’; Rockhurst McCabe, Regents; St. Louis Dean’s; UNL Legends; UNO Chancellor’s Noele Smith, Creighton Founders; Regis Achievement, Catholic High School; Rockhurst Knapp; UNK Loper Excellence; UNL Emerging Leaders Megan Soukup, Creighton Magis, Roman Shaffel S.J.; Fordham Loyola, University; Gonzaga Trustee; Loyola-Chicago Presidential; St. Louis Vice-Presidential Elizabeth Spitzenberger, Fordham Dean’s; George Washington Presidential; Loyola-Chicago Presidential; Iowa Old Gold; Kansas Jayhawk Generations; UNL Regents Olivia Stanek, Benedictine College; Creighton Founders; Drake Presidential; Jim and Nicki Majorek Memorial; Denver Crimson & Gold; UNL Achievement; St. Thomas Catharine Swartz, Burger King Scholars; Creighton Founders; Drake Presidential; Loyola-Chicago Trustee; Loyola-New Orleans Loyola; Marquette Pere Marquette; Regis Trustees’; Rockhurst Regents; UNL Legends; St. Thomas Annmarie Vazquez, Benedictine Abbot; Rockhurst Loyola, Weiss; Sioux Falls Academic Meghan Vazquez, Benedictine College; Creighton Founder’s; Iowa State Award for Competitive Excellence; Regis Achievement, Catholic High School; Rockhurst Achievement, Knapp, Loyola; UNL Achievement; UNO Dean’s; St. Thomas Tara Webster, Albany College of Pharmacy; Central College Presidential; Concordia Regents; Creighton Founders; Drake Presidential, Trustee; Midland Athletic; Nebraska Wesleyan Achievement, Governors, Huge; Regis Trustees’; St. Edward’s Presidential; UNL Achievement, Honors; UNO Chancellor’s Annamarie Wellendorf, Creighton Founders; Nebraska Wesleyan Honors; UNL Canfield, Chancellor’s; Wichita State Heritage Merit Emily Woodward, Butler Academic; Fairfield Loyola; Kansas Midwest Student Exchange Anna Zachary, Colorado School of Mines Merit; DePaul Scholars; Illinois Institute of Technology Henry T. Heald; Loyola-Chicago Dean’s; St. Louis Dean’s, Enhanced Merit

Elkhorn Dylan Miettinen Key Staffer Journalistic roles: Yearbook staff member as a sophomore, managing editor as a junior, and the editor-in-chief in senior year. College plans: Minnesota at Minneapolis; journalism Parents: Dave Miettinen and Pam Miettinen About: Dylan served as a leader and teacher to his staff members, and he led the way for them to be successful and improve heir skills. He was in charge of layout design, theme development, writing and copy editing. He worked tirelessly to make the yearbook as perfect as he could, and made sure his staff members always knew how valuable they were to the process. Scholarships offered at Elkhorn: Hadi Alchommali, Creighton Founders, Rev. Joseph Labaj Kaylen Anderson, Elkhorn Girls Softball Association; Elkhorn Kids Campus Former Student; Elkhorn Public Schools Foundation ACHIEVE; UNK Deans; UNO Deans; UNL Canfield Zach Anderson, UNO Chancellors Katherine Aulner, Dennis Curtis; Metro Distinction Jason Balters, Creighton FACHEX; Loyola Marymount Deans; Seattle FACHEX; Texas Christian Deans, Legacy; UNL Regents Brandon Bauer, Metro Distinction Weston Behlen, Northwest Missouri State Bearcat Advantage, Academic Excellence; Elkhorn Public Schools Foundation ACHIEVE; Kansas Midwest Student Exchange; UNL Canfield; Vic Porter Memorial Anthony Benes, Elkhorn Public Schools Foundation ACHIEVE; UNO Regents, Walter Scott Jr.; UNL Regents, University Honors, Dorothy Frels Fund Ethan Bereuter, Nebraska Wesleyan Academic Heather Bills, Elkhorn Kids Campus Employee; Elkhorn Public Schools Foundation ACHIEVE; Midland Honors Program, Volleyball; Nebraska Wesleyan Presidents Carly Brune, Elkhorn Public Schools Foundation ACHIEVE; UNO Regents; UNL Regents, College of Education and Human Science Freshman Emma Buddenhagen, Elkhorn Public Schools Foundation ACHIEVE; UNL Regents, University Honors Courtney Cameron, Elkhorn Public Schools Foundation ACHIEVE; South Dakota State Jackrabbit Achievement, Blue and Gold; Minnesota Twin Cities National; UNO Regents; UNL Regents; South Dakota Coyote Commitment Leadership; William Patton Science Jacob Carmichael, Elkhorn Public Schools Foundation ACHIEVE Jessica Childers, Assumption D’Alzon Samuel Christensen, Better Business Bureau Scott Mecham Student of Integrity; Elkhorn Education Association; Elkhorn High School Band Booster; Elkhorn Middle School Booster Club; Elkhorn Public Schools Foundation ACHIEVE; Elks USA Omaha Lodge Most Valuable Student; Nebraska Elks Association National Foundation Most Valuable Student; UNL Regents, University Honors; UNL; Glenn Korff School of Music Marching Band, Concert Ensemble; Westridge Elementary PTO Cera Craven, Don Petersen Family; Northwest Missouri State Distinguished, Bearcat Advantage; Elkhorn Public Schools Foundation ACHIEVE; Hastings Ambassador; Nebraska Wesleyan Presidents, Achievement Hailey Curry, Northeast Community Student Athlete Ashlyn Dau, Northwest Missouri State Northwest Merit, Green and White Advantage, Adopt-a-Bearcat; Northwestern Academic, Volleyball Brady Deprez, Manchester Elementary PTO; UNK Deans Cade Downey, Northwest Missouri State Bearcat Advantage, Tower Scholar Paige Eicher, Creighton Roman Shaffel S.J., Magis; Elkhorn Public Schools Foundation ACHIEVE; Morningside Trustee, Learning Stipend; Nathan Waggoner Memorial; UNO Regents; UNL Regents Sebastian Espinoza, Alliance Française d’Omaha AFO Program; Elkhorn Public Schools Foundation ACHIEVE; Iowa State Whiteford, Award for Competitive Excellence Level I; Metro Governors; UNO Chancellors Emma Fanning, UNL Nebraska Emerging Leader; Western Douglas County Chamber of Commerce Ryan Feldman, Metro Governors Connor Frank, Edward W. Ohm Memorial; Elkhorn Public Schools Foundation ACHIEVE; Hastings Ambassador, McClelland Music; Midland Anderson Leader Performer; UNK Deans Maya Frazier, Elkhorn Public Schools Foundation ACHIEVE; Legacy Eyecare; Washington Thomas H. Eliot Scholar Rylee Gano, UNO Deans Reid Gates, Buena Vista Arch ; Elkhorn Valley View Middle School Booster Club; Morningside Founder; Northwestern Academic Achievement, Men’s Basketball, Men’s Track

Geena George, Elkhorn Public Schools Foundation ACHIEVE Dominic Giandinoto, Elkhorn Public Schools Foundation ACHIEVE; National Merit Foundation; UNL Regents, Aspiring Innovators in the Making, University Honors Zachary Gilbert, Elkhorn Public Schools Foundation ACHIEVE; pARTners; UNL Regents, College of Education and Human Science Freshman Benjamin Graham, UNO University Honors, College of Engineering, Regents; UNL University Honors, College of Engineering, Regents BriAnna Gregson-Davis, Creighton Academic, Grace Keenan; Doane Academic, Theatre, Music; Elkhorn Public Schools Foundation ACHIEVE; Nebraska Wesleyan Black and Gold, Academic, Music Talent; UNO School of Music; UNL Nebraska Achievement Grace Hamik, Elkhorn Public Schools Foundation ACHIEVE; UNO Regents; UNL Regents Madison Hansen, Metro Distinction Andrew Harrahill, Creighton Academic, Roman Shaffel S.J.; Elkhorn Public Schools Foundation ACHIEVE; Kansas KU Excellence; UNL Regents, University Honors; West Dodge Station Elementary PTO Emma Hassler, UNO Nebraska Achievement Scholar; UNL Nebraska Achievement William Hastreiter, Nebraska Wesleyan Archway; South Dakota Talent, Housing Madison Hernandez, UNO Academic; UNL Nebraska Emerging Leader Carson Hunzeker, Iowa State Award for Competitive Excellence; Missouri Science and Technology Trustee Out of State, Trustee, University; Texas Christian Faculty; UNL Canfield Kortni Igel, UNL David Distinguished Molly Janecek, Don Petersen Family; Elkhorn Public Schools Foundation ACHIEVE; Midland Presidential; Nebraska Methodist Becker Presidential Andrew Jindra, Creighton Academic; Emporia State Presidential; Rick Christmas Memorial; UNK Chancellors; UNO Regents; UNL Canfield Chandler Johnson, DePaul Presidential; Elkhorn Public Schools Foundation ACHIEVE; Indiana Deans; Methodist Womens Hospital Volunteen Senior; St. Louis Vice Presidents; Tulane Premier Scholar; Kansas KU Excellence; UNO Regents; UNL Regents Karlie Johnston, UNL Nebraska Achievement Archer Kindopp, Arizona State Presidents; Elkhorn Lawn Care Entrepreneur; Elkhorn Public Schools Foundation ACHIEVE; UNL David Distinguished, Chancellor Leadership, University Honors Aidan Kocsis, Northwest Missouri State University Scholar, Green and White Advantage, Adopt-a-Bearcat Devin Kortan, South Dakota State Yellow and Blue, Music Josie Kroger, U.S. Naval Academy Academy; Nebraska Wesleyan Black and Gold, Achievement; South Dakota Coyote Commitment Achievement; Skylar Elizabeth Hunter Memorial Madalyn Limley, Elkhorn Public Schools Foundation ACHIEVE; UNO Regents; UNL Canfield Lena Lincoln, Midland Cheerleading Riley McMillian, Midland Anderson Leader Athlete-Football; Nebraska Wesleyan Presidents, Huge Recognition, Honors Academy Joshua Melendy, Elkhorn Lions Club-Arnold Fencl Noah Meyer, Northwest Missouri State Bearcat Advantage, Academic Excellence; UNO Deans Dylan Miettinen, Eastern Star; Elkhorn Education Association; Elkhorn Public Schools Foundation ACHIEVE; Nebraskans for Peace; Newseum Institute Neuharth Free Spirit and Journalism; Omaha Rotary Honor Roll; Runza Student of the Week; Minnesota Twin Cities Charles and Myrtle Stroud, Presidential, CLA Freshman Research and Creative Award; UNL Regents Noah Moreano, Arizona State National Hispanic Finalist, Non Resident Tuition, New American University Scholar; Baylor Regents Gold; Case Western Reserve Academic; Creighton Magis, Roman Shaffel S.J.; Elkhorn Public Schools Foundation ACHIEVE; Fordham Semifinalist; Pepperdine Regents; Rollins Deans; Secondhand Support Inc.; Texas Christian Chancellors; Kansas National Merit; UNO Regents; UNL Chancellors, University Honors; Oklahoma National Merit; Southern California Presidential, Viterbi Scholar, University; Tulsa Presidential Joslyn Mountjoy, UNO Deans; UNL Canfield Haydn Muir, Don Petersen Family; Elkhorn Public Schools Foundation ACHIEVE; Kayla Wilkins Memorial; Morningside Music; Nate Pullen Memorial Tylan Murphy, Nate Pullen Memorial; Arizona Wildcat Excellence Grace Nelson, AXA Advisors; Elkhorn Public Schools Foundation ACHIEVE; Ball State Presidential; Kansas Crimson and Blue; UNL Canfield Gregory Nelson, Class of 61-Echtencamp/ Warren/Paasch-Wilkins Memorial; Elkhorn Public Schools Foundation ACHIEVE; UNO Chancellors; UNL David Distinguished Anna Newby, Don Petersen Family; Elkhorn Volunteer Rescue; UNO Chancellors Dana Nugent, Elkhorn Public Schools Foundation ACHIEVE; UNL Regents, CASNR Victoria Oestmann, Paula Koehler Deisley;

Elkhorn Public Schools Foundation ACHIEVE; Hillrise Elementary PTO; Western Douglas County Rotary; UNK Regents; UNO Chancellors; UNL Nebraska Achievement, University Honors; Western Douglas County Rotary Brittany Oligmueller, Northwest Missouri State Distinguished, Bearcat Advantage; UNL Canfield Ariana Osten, UNL College of Architecture Alyssa Pearson, Creighton Roman Shaffel S.J., Academic; Elkhorn Public Schools Foundation ACHIEVE; Midland Anderson Leader Academic; UNO Chancellors Conor Penington, Missouri Western Presidents; Northwest Missouri State Academic Excellence, Bearcat Advantage; South Dakota Coyote Commitment Achievement; Washburn Freshman Academic Alexis Perry, Don Petersen Family; Elkhorn Public Schools Foundation ACHIEVE; Northern Michigan National Academic Award, Wildcat Achievement, Level III Tiffany Pojar, Metro Governors; Real World Initiative; Susan Thompson Buffet Foundation Jack Rafter, UNK Deans; UNO Deans Alan Real y Vasquez, UNL Nebraska Emerging Leader Paige Renner, Carl Riley Brodersen Memorial Softball; Elkhorn Public Schools Foundation ACHIEVE; Lamski Family Young Women’s STEM; Rockhurst Regents, Softball, McCabe Joseph Roecker, Carl Riley Brodersen Memorial Baseball Ashley Rolf, Morningside Founder Trey Sachs, Augustana Presidential; Elkhorn Public Schools Foundation ACHIEVE; Judith Petersen Memorial; Minnesota State Maverick; Morningside Presidential; Northwestern Peale; South Dakota State Jackrabbit Guarantee; Southwest Minnesota State Presidents, Gunlogson Regional Service; South Dakota Coyote Commitment Leadership; Wortman/Bacus Commitment to Excellence; Koushik Sanjeevi, Elkhorn Public Schools Foundation ACHIEVE; Hampden-Sydney Venable; Legacy Eyecare; Rockhurst Breen; UNL Canfield Alex Schiefelbein, Dakota State Football, Academic; Midland Football, Academic; Morningside Founders; Nick Alfrey Memorial; Northern State Football, WolfPact; Northwestern Football, Academic, Baseball; South Dakota State Jackrabbit Guarantee; Sioux Falls Football Summer Schroedl, Northwest Missouri State Northwest Merit, Green and White Advantage; Don Petersen Family; Tom Roach Memorial Kaylee Schutte, Elkhorn Girls Softball Association Hannah Seidl, Briar Cliff Academic Freshman, Music Arts; Elkhorn Public Schools Foundation ACHIEVE; UNO Regents Mariah Shafer, Northwest Missouri State Academic Excellence, Bearcat Advantage; UNO Regents; UNL Nebraska Achievement Ashley Shelley, Metro Distinction Brendan Simmons, Kansas State Purple and White; Kansas State-Polytechnic Salina Flight; UNK Chancellors; UNO Chancellors; UNL Canfield Reese Simons, Carol Schlosser Memorial;

Elkhorn Education Association; Elkhorn Public Schools Foundation ACHIEVE; Elkhorn Youth Sports Association Elite Basketball; Judith Petersen Memorial; South Dakota State Yellow and Blue, Deans Excellence in the College of Pharmacy and Allied Health Professions; P.E.O. STAR, Trustees Maria Smal, Barbara McLaughlin Memorial; Elkhorn Public Schools Foundation ACHIEVE; Manchester Elementary PTO; pARTners; Johnny Carson School Opportunity; UNL Regents Catherine Sobus, Elkhorn Public Schools Foundation ACHIEVE; Grand Canyon President; Hamline Presidential; U.S. Air Force Academy; Arizona Excellence; UNO Chancellors; UNL Canfield, Nebraska Legends Scholar Taylor Sorenson, Creighton Founders; UNO Regents; UNL Canfield Holli Sperry, Elkhorn Public Schools Foundation ACHIEVE; Judith Petersen Memorial Adin Stiles, Carl Riley Brodersen Memorial Football; Wortman/Bacus Commitment to Excellence; Wortman/Bacus Scholar Abigail Sufficool, Judith Petersen Memorial Conall Tabbert, Elkhorn Public Schools Foundation ACHIEVE; Northwest Missouri State Bearcat Advantage, University Scholar Maura Thurber, College of St. Mary Presidential; Judith Petersen Memorial Abigail Trapp, Northwest Missouri State Green and White, University Scholar Patricia Triana, Elkhorn Public Schools Foundation ACHIEVE; UNL Nebraska Emerging Leader Emmersen Uitts, Gulf Coast State Softball; Sioux Falls Softball, Achievement Nathan Urzendowski, Northwest Missouri State University Scholar, Green and White Advantage Samantha VanHoozer, Midland Cheerleading Zachary Wasserman, Liberty Champion, Academic Grace Weisser, Elkhorn Historical Society; Elkhorn Public Schools Foundation ACHIEVE; Judith Petersen Memorial; South Dakota State Yellow and Blue, Dakota Return Jade Whitmarsh, Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation Mackenna Wilkie, Elkhorn Public Schools Foundation ACHIEVE; Creighton Academic, Roman Shaffel S.J.; Wisconsin-Madison Athletic-Rowing Sean Witecy, Elkhorn Public Schools Foundation ACHIEVE; Elkhorn Youth Sports Association Attack Basketball; Fire Ridge Elementary PTO; Creighton Magis; Rollins Deans; Syracuse Founders; Texas Christian Deans; Connecticut Lost Leher; Kansas Non-Resident KU Excellence; Miami Presidents Kassidy Wurgler, Hastings Academics, Cheerleading Madison Young, Elkhorn Public Schools Foundation ACHIEVE; Gina Cyza Memorial; Liz Dolph Memorial; Northwest Missouri State Bearcat Advantage, President’s, Distinguished; Root Family-Gene Root Scholarship; UNK Chancellors

CONGRATULATIONS Class of 2017! You continue the proud tradition of innovation, academic excellence and personalized learning at Westside High School, a 2017 Nebraska ACT Exemplary High School!

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CONGRATULATIONS, GRADUATES! Marian wishes to congratulate our 174 graduates, all of whom are continuing their education after graduation. The Class of 2017 earned $25.7 million in scholarships to both private and public colleges and universities.

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2017! Congratulations to all 2017 high school graduates! Special mention to the MCC Board of Governors, Student of Distinction and our many other scholarship recipients.

Victoria Anne Ackermann* Megan Jane Anderson* Kaitlyn Keiko Baysa* Madison Laurel Blaine Lucy Therese Boever* Grace Elizabeth Bolamperti* Madison Marie Bosilevac Madison Shae Brown Aubrey Ann Busteed Alyssa Rae Carlson Isabella Lee Carollo Taylor Marie Carter Megan Elizabeth Cerny Delaney Jo Clark Keara Elizabeth Compton Emily Elizabeth Coniglio Kayla Michelle Constantino* Julia Anne Crump Eryan LaNae’ Davis Claire Marie Devereaux Sophia Rose Dineen Courtney Jo Doherty* Emily Jean Doll Margaret Eileen Dowd Tori Andrea Dunston Emma Bailey Eaton* Brigid Clare Elbert Samantha Marie Elkins* Sarah Taylor Englert Emily Patricia Evans* Claire Lynn Finken Tehra Ly Finn-Jackson* Lucy Belle Fishburn Lily Anne Foley* Mackenzie Jennifer Freed

Maria Gerilyn Gallegos* Mary Kathryn Garriott* Tatum Marie Garvey Kelly Jean Gehring* Melissa Therese Geis Margaret Mary Gerards* Mallory Michelle Grote* Meg Elizabeth Gudenrath Grace Elena Gustafson Naeleah Camille Hadford* Megan Jennifer Hagge Reese Elizabeth Hartmann Liliane Jane Hauser Georgia Grace Hausman* Julia Neary Hautzinger Madeline Grace Helm* Emma Mae Herold Ana Victoria Hingorani* Morgan Elizabeth Hobbs* Morgan Alexandra Hove* Jessica Dei Hudson Rachael Elizabeth Hueftle* Brooke Carroll Huerter Claire Alexandra Janecek* Emma Marie Jesse* Gwendolyn Mary Johnson Rachel Marie Johnson* Kathryn Mae Kaipust Haley Elizabeth Keenan Natalie Patricia Kemler* Sarah Belle Kenny Claire Elizabeth Kilborn* Anna Kathryn Kirby Lauren Marie Kirke Emily Marlene Kleinschmit*

Juliet Marie Kolterman Kristine Autumn Krager Blaire Josie Kratochvil Elizabeth Ayn Krejci Mary Elizabeth Kubat* Mia Therese LaHood* Audrey Rae Lane Elise Marie Langenfeld* Grace Elizabeth Lathrop Kiera Ann-Marie Leppert Brooklyn Elisabeth Linderman* Lindsay Lee Livengood Julia Catherine Manganaro Anna Gabrielle Mantini Jordan Alexandra Matukewicz Lauren Elizabeth Mayer Unyoh Nyangha Mbilain Shania Lois McAmis Rhiana Corrine McCarty Lauren Lee McCormick Elizabeth Ann McKenzie Michaela Ann McLeay Sarah Ann McLeese Sarah Stanton McMeen Grace Tahlia McMinn* Danelle Magenna McMorrow Lauren Marie Merfeld Kirsten Grace Meyer* Carmen Rose Miller Madison Jordan Mingo* Eleanor Amy Minnick* Sydney JoAnn Monahan* Emma Alyn Morford Brenna Marie Morris* Allison Grace Morrissey*

Grace Elizabeth Mortenson Elizabeth Ann Mulligan Taylor Lynn Mundt Logan Marie Myers Emma Grace Nelson* Farrell Hayes Nelson* Melanie Joy Nordstrom Lauren Marie Novacek* Jennifer Lynn Novotny Anna Elizabeth Nulty* Courtney Ann O’Brien Claire Elizabeth Pelan Carly Marie Peterman Susana Maria Pettis-Londoño* Ellie Rose Pink Natalie Marie Plewa Jenna Mary Popp Amalea Elizabeth Poulos* Rachael Nicole Rawson Nicole Marie Rhoades Cora Elizabeth Ridenour Alexis Arianna Riley Asia Christina Rollins Danielle Elizabeth Rommelfanger Elizabeth Anne Rouse Sydney Elizabeth Schaefer Samantha Marie Schueler Kate Elizabeth Schwaller Makenna Jolynn Scott Brianne Marie Sedlacek Madeline Caroline Shaffer* Laura Clarice Shaw Emma Claire Shoemaker Gracie Lynn Soll Natalie Elle Sterba

*National Honor Society

Our graduates were accepted to the following schools: Arizona State University Augustana University (South Dakota) Ave Maria University Baldwin Wallace University Benedictine College Bowling Green State University Brigham Young University Buena Vista University Butler University California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo California State University, San Marcos Capitol School of Hairstyling Cedarville University Clarkson College Coastal Carolina University College of Saint Benedict College of Saint Mary Colorado Mountain College, Vail Eagle Valley Colorado School of Mines Colorado State University Colorado State University (Honors Program) Community College of Denver Concordia University - Seward Creighton University DePaul University Doane College Dominican University Drake University Emory University Florida Institute of Technology Fordham University Franciscan University of Steubenville Gonzaga University Grand Canyon University Grand View University

Grinnell College Gustavus Adolphus College Hastings College Howard University Illinois State University Indiana University at Bloomington Iowa State University Johnson & Wales University (Denver) Kansas City Art Institute Kansas State University Lake Forest College Loyola Marymount University Loyola University Chicago Loyola University Maryland Loyola University New Orleans Marquette University Massachusetts Institute of Technology McGill University Metropolitan Community College Miami University, Oxford Michigan State University Midland University Millikin University Minnesota State University, Mankato Missouri University of Science and Technology Missouri Western State University Nebraska Methodist College Nebraska Wesleyan University Northeastern University Northwest Missouri State University Pace University, New York City Peru State College Purdue University Regis University Rockhurst University Roosevelt University

Saint Louis University Saint Xavier University Samford University San Diego State University Santa Clara University Savannah College of Art and Design School of the Art Institute of Chicago Seattle University Seton Hall University South Dakota State University Southern Methodist University St. Olaf College Stony Brook University Texas A&M University Texas Christian University The Catholic University of America The College of New Jersey The George Washington University (College of Arts & Sciences) The University of Alabama The University of Arizona The University of Iowa The University of Oklahoma United States Air Force Academy University of California, Los Angeles University of California, San Diego University of California, Santa Barbara University of California, Santa Cruz University of Central Florida University of Colorado at Boulder University of Colorado at Denver University of Dayton University of Denver University of Illinois at Chicago University of Kansas University of Maine

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Josephine Angele Stoessel Kellie Gabrielle Stoessel Kelly Marie Straub* Sarah Margaret Sutej Isabelle Anne Swanson* Kathleen Anne Swett Megan Jean Szwanek* Vienna Tang* Laura Grace Tatten Nicole Kathryn Taylor Allison Marie Thelen Macy Ann Thonen* Margaret Grace Tolley Mary Elizabeth Underwood Delaney Joelle Villarreal* Sarah Rebecca Villarreal* Audrey LeighAnn Wagoner Rachel Blaisdell Walet* Erin Elizabeth Walter* Tara Lynn Wanser* Lauren Elizabeth Weis* Tylin Olivia Welch Carina Rose Welker Ella Ann Wente Rachel Jeanette Weremy Brianna Nicole Wessling Payton Alyssa Wheatley Janna Marilyn Whited Eva Nicole Wieczorek* Katherine Marie Williams* Rebecca Danielle Williams* Mary Katherine Wolfe Meredith Margaret Zielie Annika Rose Zimmerman*

University of Massachusetts, Amherst University of Miami University of Michigan University of Minnesota, Duluth University of Minnesota, Twin Cities University of Mississippi University of Missouri Columbia University of Nebraska at Kearney University of Nebraska at Lincoln University of Nebraska at Omaha University of New England University of New Haven University of North Carolina at Wilmington University of Northern Colorado University of Notre Dame University of Oregon University of Portland University of Rhode Island University of San Diego University of San Francisco University of Sioux Falls University of South Carolina University of South Dakota University of St. Thomas University of Utah University of Virginia (College of Arts & Sciences) Utah Valley University Valparaiso University Washington University in St. Louis Wayne State College West Virginia University Westminster College Wichita State University William Woods University Xavier University

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Elkhorn South Hannah Henry Key Staffer Journalistic roles: Yearbook staff member her junior and senior year. She earned the role of coeditor-in-chief her senior year. College plans: Kansas; political science and journalism on accelerated pre-law. Parents: Dr. John S. and Carolyn Henry About: Hannah led the staff in theme development and design. She takes great pride in the production of our yearbook. She makes every effort to help build a cohesive staff dedicated to our product. Her vision and design passion can be seen in this year’sbook. Scholarships offered at Elkhorn South: Savana Adams, Elkhorn Public Schools Foundation ACHIEVE; Evangel Founders, Merit Grand Canyon President’s; Harding Honors; John Brown Trustees; Kayla Wilkins Memorial; Southeastern Chancellor’s Hunter Albers, Elkhorn South Soccer Booster Club; Kansas Dean’s, Department of Chemical & Patroleum Engineering, Excellence; UNL David Distinguished; Tulsa Excellence Tyler Alberts, Creighton Magis; Drake Presidential; Elkhorn Public Schools Foundation ACHIEVE; Texas Christian Dean’s; Indiana Dean’s; UNL Regents; UNO Regents; Northern Iowa Provost, Scholar Victoria Allan, UNL Canfield, Legends Olivia Allison, Creighton Founders; Marquette Pere Marquette; Nebraska Wesleyan Honors Academy; St. Louis University Coleman Anderson, Creighton Magis; Drake Presidential; Elkhorn Public Schools Foundation ACHIEVE; Elkhorn South Football Futures; Rose Hulman Merit; Southern Methodist Distinguished BBA Scholar, Distinguished; Texas Christian Dean’s; Indiana Dean’s; UNL Regents, University Honors; UNO Regents Garrett Anderson, Creighton Magis; Drake Presidential; Elkhorn South Football Booster; Iowa State Competitive Excellence; Rose Hulman Merit; Southern Methodist Distinguished BBA Scholar, Distinguished; Texas Christian Dean’s; Indiana Dean’s; Kansas Excellence; UNL Nebraska Achievement, Regents, University Honors; UNO Regents Tyler Andreasen, Nebraska Wesleyan Achievement, Archway Samantha Bak, Elkhorn Kids Campus Employee; UNO Chancellor’s Chad Bauman, Arizona State Provost; Doane Trustees; Midland Presidential Lauren Berrett, Arizona State National Merit, New American University, President; Elkhorn Public Schools Foundation ACHIEVE; Iowa State Competitive Excellence, Engineering, Generations; Kansas Department of Chemical & Patroleum Engineering, National Merit; UNL David Hawksworth, Regents Victoria Bianco, Elkhorn Public Schools Foundation ACHIEVE; Elkhorn South Soccer Booster Club; New York CAS; Secondhand Support Founders Sovin Birla, Elkhorn Public Schools Foundation ACHIEVE Nicholas Bolamperti, Creighton University Award; Nebraska Wesleyan Achievement, Black and Gold, Honors Academy; Regis Achievement; UNL Achievement; Wyoming Joe & Arlene Watt, Rocky Mountain Connor Boyens, Elkhorn Public Schools Foundation ACHIEVE; UNL Canfield Lindsey Brown, Bethel Bethel Grant, Experience, Music; Elkhorn Public Schools Foundation ACHIEVE; UNL CASNR, David Distinguished, Legends, University Honors; UNO Regents Kirsten Bruce, Elkhorn Public Schools Foundation ACHIEVE; Iowa State Competitive Excellence; UNK Loper Excellence; UNL CASNR Kasside Cain, AISC Fast Start Kadi Carleton, Elkhorn Public Schools Foundation ACHIEVE; Iowa State Competitive Excellence; Kansas State June Hull Sherrid, Purple & White; Oklahoma State Ag Centennial, McKnight Leader, Nonresident Achievement, Tuition Waiver; UNK Chancellor’s; UNL Canfield, CEHS, Regents; UNO Regents Garrett Christensen, Building Independent Futures Molly Clevenger, Elkhorn Public Schools Foundation ACHIEVE; UNL David Distinguished; UNO Chancellor’s Gabriel Codling, Creighton Founders; UNL Nebraska Achievement Madison Connealy, Elkhorn Public Schools Foundation ACHIEVE; Loyola Presidential; Texas Christian Dean’s; Iowa Old Gold Scholar; UNL Regents, University Honors; UNO Regents; Tulsa Vision Cassidy Conroy, Colorado State Honors, Presidential, Provost; Colorado Chancellor’s Achievement; Kansas Midwest Student Exchange Mason Coulter, Youth For Christ Alfrey Wilkins Nicholas Cox, Baylor Academic; Elkhorn Public Schools Foundation ACHIEVE; Iowa State Competitive Excellence; Kings Presidential; UNL Regents; UNO Regents Emma Creamer, Elkhorn Public Schools Foundation ACHIEVE; Fire Ridge PTO; George Washington Presidential Academic; Morningside Academic, Music; Missouri Mark Twain, School of Journalism, Walter Williams; UNL Regents Jennifer Dang, Nebraska Wesleyan Achievement, Archway Lindley Daubert, Augustana Merit; Hastings Ringland; Morningside Founder; Rockhurst Knapp; UNK Loper Excellence Shane Denton, Sioux Falls Achievement, Football Thomas Devereaux, Building Independent Futures; Midland Shotgun Sports Hannah Donahue, Elite Cheer; Elkhorn Public Schools Foundation ACHIEVE; Iowa State Competitive Excellence; Legacy Eyecare; Rockhurst Breen; Minnesota Gold National;

UNL David Hawksworth, Regents Parker Doughty, Adam Lambert/Dawn Beyl Elkhorn South Choral Arts; Elkhorn Public Schools Foundation ACHIEVE; Northwest Missouri State Academic Excellence, Bearcat Advantage; UNK Loper Excellence; UNO Chancellor’s Olivia Downing, Elkhorn Public Schools Foundation ACHIEVE; Northwest Missouri State Academic Excellence, Bearcat Advantage Aruruntotuoma Edegbele, UNO Chancellor’s Jordan Edwards, Elkhorn South Wrestling Booster; Kansas State Purple & White; Northwest Missouri State Bearcat Advantage, Distinguished; UNK Chancellor’s; UNL Canfield Grace Fennelly, Northwest Missouri State Bearcat Advantage, Merit Olivia Ferrell, UNL Canfield, Softball Julia Fratzke, Elkhorn Public Schools Foundation ACHIEVE; Minnesota Gold National; UNL Regents; UNO Regents Sarah Frazier, Benedictine Award Emma Gardner, Creighton Founders; Elkhorn Public Schools Foundation ACHIEVE; Northwest Missouri State Bearcat Advantage, Tower; Wayne State Trustees Olivia Garlock, Arizona State President; Elkhorn Public Schools Foundation ACHIEVE; Iowa State Competitive Excellence; Kansas Jayhawk Generations; UNL CASNR, David Distinguished Yusef Ghannam, Adam Lambert/Dawn Beyl Elkhorn South Choral Arts; Elkhorn Public Schools Foundation ACHIEVE; Iowa State Competitive Excellence, Generations; Kansas Excellence; UNL David Distinguished; UNO Regents Jacob Gideon, Elkhorn Public Schools Foundation ACHIEVE; Excellence in Action; Rotary Club of West Omaha; UNL Raikes, Regents, University Honors Emili Gohr, Northwest Missouri State Bearcat Advantage, Tower Sotonye-Julia Green, UNK Chancellor’s; UNL Canfield, Nebraska Legends; UNO Dean’s; Western Douglas County Chamber of Commerce Halsie Guenther, St. Benedict & St. John’s President’s, Saints, Trustees; Creighton Magis, Roman Shaffel S.J.; Drake Presidential, Trustee; Elkhorn Public Schools Foundation ACHIEVE; Legacy Eyecare; UNO Honors Program, Regents, Walter Scott Jr.; St. Thomas Academic Jessie Guo, Creighton Magis, Roman Shaffel S.J.; Elkhorn Public Schools Foundation ACHIEVE; UNK Regents; UNL David Hawksworth, Regents, University Honors; UNO Regents Alexis Harbin, Nebraska Wesleyan Black and Gold; South Dakota Coyote Commitment Promise Samuel Hayden, Nebraska Wesleyan Achievement, Black and Gold Madison Hayes, UNL Canfield Andria Hays, JD Heiskell & Co. Agriculture; Morningside Athletic, President’s; Northeast Community Athletic Tyler Hays, Creighton Founders; Elkhorn Public Schools Foundation ACHIEVE; Elkhorn South Football Booster; UNL Canfield, Nebraska Achievement, Pepsi Scholar; UNO Regents Alexander Heidenreich, Creighton Academic; Elkhorn Public Schools Foundation ACHIEVE; Michigan State Presidential Study Abroad, University Scholars; Pepperdine George Pepperdine Achievement Hannah Henry, Kansas Excellence Tanner Herchenbach, Elkhorn Public Schools Foundation ACHIEVE Vanessa Hooker, Elite Cheer; Iowa State Competitive Excellence Ellie Hurst, Elkhorn Public Schools Foundation ACHIEVE; UNO Dean’s Ella Hustad, Elkhorn Lions Club Arnold Fencl; South Dakota Coyote Commitment Achievement Emily Johnson, Elkhorn Public Schools Foundation ACHIEVE; UNK Regents; UNL Regents; UNO Cross Country & Track, Regents Hunter Johnson, Elkhorn Public Schools Foundation ACHIEVE; Elkhorn South Wrestling Booster; UNL Canfield Jada Juhlin, Dr. Harriet Bluford Memorial; Wayne State Otto and Gladys Baumann Elizabeth Kaffenberger, Elkhorn Public Schools Foundation ACHIEVE; Evangel Founders; North Central Scholars; Oral Roberts Academic; Northwestern Deans Mary Kardell, Elkhorn Public Schools Foundation ACHIEVE; Truman State Non Resident Tuition, President’s Leadership, TruMerit Justin Ketchmark, Elkhorn Public Schools Foundation ACHIEVE; UNL CASNR Isabella Kirk, Elkhorn Public Schools Foundation ACHIEVE; Kansas Jayhawk Generations; UNL Canfield Michael Knudsen, Utah Valley Non Resident Morgan Koch, Lindenwood Academic Grant; Northwest Missouri State Green and White Advantage, University Scholar Raef Kubie, Elkhorn Public Schools Foundation ACHIEVE; Taylor Cultural Diversity, Deans Joshua Landers, UNL Nebraska Achievement Elizabeth Layne, U.S. Military Academy West Point Daniel Leise, Elkhorn Public Schools Foundation ACHIEVE; UNO Dean’s Emma Lentsch, DePaul Presidential; Elkhorn Public Schools Foundation ACHIEVE; John Greufe Memorial; UNL David Distinguished, Regents; UNO Regents Benjamin Linnertz, Building Independent Futures; Columbia Award, Faculty Recognition Jacob Linzer, UNL Canfield; UNO Regents Megan Litjen, UNL Canfield; UNO Dean’s Michaela Lortz, Elkhorn Public Schools Foundation ACHIEVE; Iowa State Competitive Excellence; Northwest Missouri State Bearcat Advantage, Distinguished; Kansas Excellence; UNL Canfield; UNO Chancellor’s Heather Lutz, Excellence in Action; Midland Performing Arts Alyse Mancino, Elkhorn Public Schools Foundation ACHIEVE; Midland Presidential; Nebraska Wesleyan Founders, Honors Academy, Presidents; Retired Employees Association of Orange County Keith L. Concannon; UNK Dean’s; UNL Canfield; UNO Dean’s Tylor Martin, UNL Achievement Kaylynn Maslonka, Nebraska Wesleyan Achievement, Black and Gold, Writers Marisa Matulevicz, Metro Distinction Morgan McCulley, Nebraska Wesleyan Achievement, Black and Gold Jacob McNeill, Creighton Magis; Drake

Presidential, Trustee; Elkhorn Public Schools Foundation ACHIEVE; Elkhorn/Waterloo American Legion Post #211; Hearst Foundation Senate Youth Program; Presidential Platform Challenge; UNL Regents, University Honors; UNO Regents Morgan Merritt, Trent Tiller Memorial Cade Miller, Coastal Carolina Merit; Nebraska Wesleyan Achievement, Black and Gold David Miller, Building Independent Futures; Metro Students of Distinction Jonathan Moats, Elkhorn Public Schools Foundation ACHIEVE Macie Moore, Elkhorn Public Schools Foundation ACHIEVE; Elmhurst Out-of-State Grant, Presidential; Morningside Achievement, Athletic, Trustee; Nebraska Wesleyan Founders; Northwestern Peale Scholar; Rockhurst Athletic, Breen; Skyline PTO; UNK Regents; UNL Regents; UNO Regents; William Jewell Presidential Molly Nelson, Drake Tuition Exchange; Regis Trustees, Regis Grant; St. Louis Deans; UNL Canfield; UNO Chancellor’s Jayden Niewald, Elkhorn Lawn Care Entrepreneur Kate Ohlrich, Elkhorn Public Schools Foundation ACHIEVE; Spring Ridge PTO; Missouri Mark Twain; UNL Canfield Carly Olnhausen, Elkhorn Public Schools Foundation ACHIEVE; Nebraska Wesleyan Presidents; Kansas Excellence; UNL Canfield, Pepsi Scholar James Osborn, Elkhorn Public Schools Foundation ACHIEVE; Kansas State Purple & White Brandon Overmann, Creighton CU Grant; Grand Canyon Dean Jacob Owens, Creighton Magis; Elkhorn Public Schools Foundation ACHIEVE; Nebraska Wesleyan Achievement, Founders, HUGE Recognition; Minnesota National Excellence; UNL Regents, University Honors; UNO Regents Jennae Patras, AXA Advisors; Don Nordlund; Elkhorn Historical Society; Elkhorn Public Schools Foundation ACHIEVE; Elkhorn South Soccer Booster Club; Iowa State Academic Recognition; Kansas State Purple & White; Mary Buck Memorial; Kansas Excellence; UNL David Distinguished Alicia Perrien, Midland Performing Arts; Nebraska Wesleyan Writers; Simpson Endowed Riley Peterchuck, South Dakota Coyote Commitment Promise Gabrielle Peterson, Elkhorn Public Schools Foundation ACHIEVE; Elkhorn South Volleyball Booster; UNL Canfield; UNO Dean’s Jared Pingel, Powers Automotive Technical Career Samuel Polk, Nebraska Wesleyan Achievement, Founders, HUGE Recognition; UNK Honors Program, Regents, Room Waiver; UNL CASNR, Regents; UNO Regents Aidan Posey, Elkhorn Public Schools Foundation ACHIEVE; UNL David Distinguished; UNO Regents Keland Potthoff, Elkhorn Public Schools Foundation ACHIEVE; Minnesota Gold National; UNL Regents; Washington Purple and Gold Scholar Alexis Rasmussen, Elkhorn Public Schools Foundation ACHIEVE; South Dakota State Yellow & Blue; Western Washington Western Award for Excellence; William Woods Academic, Honors Program, LEAD Luke Reelfs, Colorado Christian President’s; Elkhorn Public Schools Foundation ACHIEVE Alexandria Richardson, Colorado School of Mines Presidential; Iowa State Competitive Excellence; Iowa Old Gold Scholar; Minnesota Engineering, Gold National; UNL Engineering, Regents, University Honors Tyler Riggert, Northwest Missouri State Bearcat Advantage, University Scholar Vanessa Romo, Elkhorn Public Schools Foundation ACHIEVE; UNL Nebraska Achievement; Woodbury Merit Brooke Rosener, Elkhorn Public Schools Foundation ACHIEVE; UNL College of Education & Human Science, Regents Kennedy Ruppert, Elkhorn Public Schools Foundation ACHIEVE Ryan Schmidt, Alabama Huntsville Soccer, Charger Scholar Kayley Scott, Elkhorn Public Schools Foundation ACHIEVE; UNL Regents; UNO Honors Program, Regents Hannah Sederburg, Iowa State Grant; UNK Grant; Wayne State Cooperating School, Dover Memorial Varun Sharma, Elkhorn Public Schools Foundation ACHIEVE; UNL David Distinguished Samuel Sieckmann, Building Independent Futures; Northwest Missouri State Merit Ashley Sliva, Northwest Missouri State Green and White Advantage, University Scholar Matthew Slominski, Northwest Missouri State Academic Excellence, Bearcat Advantage Caitlin Smith, UNL Canfield; UNO Chancellor’s Thai Smith, UNL Nebraska Achievement Shelby Stevens, Colorado State Dean’s Nathan Stieren, Arizona State National Merit; Elkhorn Public Schools Foundation ACHIEVE; U.S. Air Force Academy; Minnesota Gold Scholar, National Excellence; UNL Regents; Texas Dallas National Merit Shelbe Stroh, Elkhorn Public Schools Foundation ACHIEVE; Kansas Midwest Student Exchange Allison Stromp, Creighton Magis; Elkhorn Public Schools Foundation ACHIEVE; UNL Regents, University Honors; UNO Regents Bradley Stuthman, Elkhorn Public Schools Foundation ACHIEVE; Elkhorn South Football Booster Club; UNL David Distinguished, Legends; UNO Business Administration Scholars Academy, Chancellor’s; South Dakota Coyote Commitment Leadership; Wayne State Trustees Caitlyn Stuthman, Clarkson Bronze; Elkhorn Public Schools Foundation ACHIEVE; Midland Presidential; Nebraska Methodist Upfront Merit, Wischmeier Dean’s; Nebraska Wesleyan Achievement, Presidents; South Dakota Coyote Commitment Distinction Alexandra Swanson, UNO Regents Kerstin Swanson, Elkhorn Valley View Middle School Booster; Iowa State Competitive Excellence; Colorado Presidential; Connecticut Academic Excellence; UNL Regents Sarah Swanson, Texas Christian Volleyball Ashley Swassing, Elkhorn Girls Softball Association Olivia Taylor, Arizona State New American University Award, Provost; Burger King Scholars Program; Elkhorn Public Schools Foundation ACHIEVE; Elkhorn Ridge Middle

School Booster Club; Elkhorn Volunteer Rescue; Secondhand Support Inc.; Kansas Midwest Student Exchange; UNL Canfield; Western Douglas County Rotary Bethany Tejral, Iowa State Cardinal Leadership Scholar Hannah Tewes, Nebraska Wesleyan Black and Gold, Theatre Casey Tillisch, Nebraska Wesleyan Achievement, Black and Gold; UNL Canfield, Nebraska Achievement Lauryn Todd, Northwest Missouri State Bearcat Advantage, Tower Megan Turner, South Dakota Coyote Commitment Achievement Taylor Ulrich, Baylor Provost’s Gold; Elkhorn Public Schools Foundation ACHIEVE; Southern Methodist Dean’s, Discovery; Arizona Excellence; Kansas Excellence; Miami Canes Achievement; UNL David Distinguished, Engineering; UNO Regents Olivia Vanderhaar, Elkhorn Public Schools Foundation ACHIEVE Katherine Walls, Creighton Magis; Elkhorn Public Schools Foundation ACHIEVE; Georgia Classic Scholars; Kansas Dean’s, Department of Chemical & Patroleum Engineering, Excellence; UNL Regents; South Carolina McKissick Scholar Alexander Walter, Elkhorn Public Schools Foundation ACHIEVE; UNL David Distinguished; UNO Regents Annie Wang, Elkhorn Public Schools Foundation ACHIEVE; UNL Regents, University Honors Jillian Weidner, Augustana Presidential, Trustees Elkhorn Girls Softball Association; Elkhorn Public Schools Foundation ACHIEVE; Nebraska Wesleyan Governors, Honors Academy, HUGE Recognition; UNL David Distinguished; South Dakota Coyote Commitment Leadership Michaela Winje, UNL Nebraska Achievement Jessica Witters, Creighton Founders; Elkhorn Public Schools Foundation ACHIEVE Zachary Woosley, Elkhorn Kids Campus Former Student; Elkhorn Public Schools Foundation ACHIEVE; Elkhorn Ridge Middle School Booster Club; Elkhorn South Soccer Booster Club; Iowa State Competitive Excellence, College of Engineering Braden Wright, Elkhorn South Football Futures; Northwest Missouri State Bearcat Advantage, Football, Tower Emma Young, Creighton Founders; Kansas Midwest Student Exchange; UNO Dean’s, Regents Josie Young, Creighton Founders; UNL Canfield; UNO Chancellor’s Olivia Young, Creighton CU Award; Kansas Midwest Student Exchange Sierra Zach, Elkhorn Public Schools Foundation ACHIEVE; Kansas State Purple & White; Kansas Midwest Student Exchange Gabrielle Zeger, Augustana Founder’s; Building Independent Futures; Cornell Dean’s, Fine Arts, Legacy; Knox Academic, Founders; Nebraska Wesleyan Achievement, Black and Gold, Honors Academy, Legacy; Suburban Rotary Luke Ziepke, Midland Football

Fort Calhoun Rikke Soerensen Key Staffer Journalistic roles: Writer, photographer and designer for yearbook. College plans: Niels Brock Innovation Academy; business Parents: Nils Pedersen and Trine Soerensen; Chance and Nicole Irvine About: Rikke stands out among our yearbook staff because she consistently carries out her responsibilities; she’ll always get the photos and she’ll get the quotes. She cares deeply about giving her best to our publication, and she is a perfectionist when it comes to designing pages. Scholarships offered at Fort Calhoun: Cole Bradburn, Northwest Missouri State University Scholar, Green & White Advantage Montana Cottle, UNL Nebraska Opportunity Grant, Tuition Assistance Program Tessa Dethlefs, Creighton Founder’s, Roman Shaffel, S. J.; Gustavus Adolphus College President’s, Jussi Bjorling Music Danielle Dross, UNO Chancellor’s; Creighton Founder’s; UNK State College Riley Evans, Midland Board of Directors, Grant, Campus Visit Grant Anna Gepson, Nebraska Methodist College Excellence in Allied Health Award; Peru State College Deans II; Memorial Community Hospital Auxiliary Ardis Grace Service Award; Pioneers for Education Jessica Gravert, Creighton Founder’s Caleb Gross-Rhode, South Dakota State Jackrabbit Guarantee; Northwest Missouri State Academic Excellence, Bearcat Advantage; Centris Credit Union; Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture-Curtis Jean Sullivan Rawson & Richard Rawson; Two Rivers Bank Business; Pioneers for Education Amanda Hansen, UNO Chancellor’s; Creighton Founder’s; Iowa Iowa Heritage; UNK Regent’s; UNL Canfield Christopher Hansen, Iowa Western Media Studies: Greater Cedar Rapids Foundation, Vocal Music; Midland Vocal Music, Campus Visit Grant Hunter Howell, Washington County Recycling Association Sarah Johnson, Wayne State RHOP (Rural Health Opportunities Program); UNK Dean’s; Washington County Recycling Association; Washington State Cougar Academic; Autumn Kestel, Northwest Missouri State Green & White Advantage, Northwest Merit Hanna Lazure, Wayne State Women’s Track & Field Christopher Lopez, Midland Performing Arts, Grant, Campus Visit Grant; UNL Nebraska

Emerging Leaders; Sioux Falls Achievement Nicholas Nachtigall, UNO Chancellor’s Lauren Nelson, Simpson George Washington Carver, Merit Grant, Women’s Basketball Nolyn Ruge, Northwest Missouri State Northwest Merit, Bearcat Advantage Grant Jordan Schaefer, Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation Rachel Schumaker, Northwest Missouri State Green & White Advantage, University Scholar; Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation Ellie Shaffer, UNO Chancellor’s; King’s Presidential Taylor Thalman, Northwest Missouri State Green & White Advantage, Northwest Merit; Metro Student of Distinction Caitlin Weeks, American Red Cross

Fremont Samantha Bernt Key Staffer Journalistic roles: Part of the journalism department all four years. She was a photographer and reporter on the school yearbook as a sophomore, assistant editor her junior year. Her senior year, she became editor-inchief. College plans: UNL; journalism Parents: Todd and Tammy Bernt About: Samantha has been a dedicated and hard-working member of the journalism department. She is willing to do whatever is necessary to make our student publications the best they can be. Samantha is constantly working at becoming a better journalist. That hard work has allowed her to not only become one of the top graphic designers at FHS, but also an award-winning designer. Scholarships offered at Fremont: Mollee Adamson, Doane Trustees, Earn Your Shield; Wayne State Phi Sigma Epsilon Andres Alvarez, Midland Athletic Emalie Beiermann, Metro Distinction Jaydn Bernt, Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation Samantha Bernt, Burger King Justine Blick, Fremont Order of Eastern Star; Fremont Area Community Foundation-Anne Crofton Sidner, Jamie Charleston Memorial, Rhea Family; Fremont High Band Boosters Spencer Bobbett, UNO Regents; UNL Canfield; UNK Chancellor’s Justin Bolte, Metro Distinction Mackenzie Boothe, UNK Deans; Fremont Area Community Foundation-Allyssa, Sheldon & Mariah Johnson Memorial, Fremont PTA/ PTSA Nathan Breeden, UNL Nebraska Achievement Preston Decker, Nebraska Wesleyan Black & Gold, Achievement; Missouri Western State Dean’s; Fremont Area Community Foundation-Al and Patti Bahe Memorial Sergio De La O, Wayne State Christensen Endowed Elisa Dorsey, Fremont High Band Boosters Karlie Dortch, Graceland Dean’s Alexandria England, Doane Van Hoy; Fremont High Choir Boosters; Augustana Academic, Pro Musica Yessica Felipe, Midland Directors Kellin Fernandez Mejia, Metro Distinction Melony Fiala, Dodge County 4-H Foundation Zayne Foster, UNL Nebraska Achievement Kirsten Fritz, Fremont Chapter TeamMates Myah Gibney, Wayne State Brittny Gier, Midland Performing Arts; Fremont Chapter TeamMates Addison Gloeb, UNO Regents; Wyoming Honors, Drum Fund in Geophysics, Bernold Hanson, Rocky Mountain; Western State Colorado Honors, Merit Molly Griger, Fremont High Cheer; Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation Bailie Hansen, Midland Anderson Leader, Pinnacle Bank Leader, Campus Visit Gage Harbaugh, UNK Chancellor’s; Midland Scholar Athlete Dion Heard, Fremont Chapter TeamMates Brock Hegarty, Wayne State Trustees, Athletic; Missouri Western State Governors’ Academic, Griffon Tuition; Midland Presidential; Fremont High Band Boosters Luke Heimann, Metro Distinction Francesca Hernandez, Wayne State Ray K. & Marjorie Dover Memorial; Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation Trece Hickman, UNO Chancellor’s; UNL Canfield; UNK Chancellor’s; Fremont Health Robert Weinberg Memorial Kenedi Holck, UNO Regents; South Dakota Coyote Commitment Foundation; UNL David Distinguished, Pepsi Service; UNK Regents, Honors Program; Fremont Area Community Foundation-Larry and Mary Flamme Medical; Oregon Summit; Minnesota-Twin Cities Academic; Altrusa Club Pehrson Huss, UNL Nebraska Achievement; Missouri Western State Governors’ Academic; Fremont Area Community Foundation-Cecil Anderson Vocational Fremont Kiwanis Club, First State Bank Hometown Support Ally Ibsen, Doane Trustees, Music, Theatre, Visit Neleigh Jenkins, Fremont Area Community Foundation-Dr. Darlene Ritter & Donald “Skip” Anderson Class of 1962 Cameran Jensen, Metro Governor’s; UNK Chancellor’s; Fremont Area Community Foundation-First State Bank Hometown Support, Fremont Noon Kiwanis Harold Anderson; Fremont High Cheer Ashton Johnson, Midland Athletic Emma Karr, Fremont High Cheer Emma Kiger, Nebraska Emergency Medical Services Association; Fremont Area Community Foundation-Rodney and Amy Mueller Johnson Memorial

Elizabeth Krohn, Fremont Education Association; Fremont Area Community Foundation-Marvin G. Welstead, Matthew Hartmann Memorial; MidAmerica Nazarene Honors, Academic, Metz Merit, Nazarene Award; Olivet Nazarene Athletic, Academic, Nazarene Award Jada LaDay, Northwest Missouri State Tower, Cultural Enrichment Level 3, Bearcat Advantage; Missouri Western State Dean’s Academic; Fremont High Cheer Tristan Ladd, UNO Deans; UNK Lopers Excellence Addisyn LaMar, Midland Athletic Justin Lassek, Nebraska Wesleyan Founders Kirstyn Leffler, College of St. Mary Dean’s, Residence Hall, Athletic, Catherine McAuley, Nebraska Opportunity Chandler Lipsys, Midland Athletic Stevie Lomeli, Northern Arizona Non-Resident President’s Tuition; UNL Nebraska Achievement Holly Ludvigsen, UNO Regents; Fremont High Letter Club; UNL Regents, Honors Program; Fremont Area Community Foundation-Business & Professional Women’s; Fremont High Choir Boosters, Band Boosters; Waynesburg Stover, A.B. Miller, State; Carthage ELCA Award, Academic, Endowed; Valparaiso Presidential; West Chester Provost’s Award; Roanoke Trustee, RC Lutheran, Bowman, Music Sarah Marchese, UNO Regents Samuel Martinez, UNO Regents; UNL Regents, Honors Program; UNK Regents Amanda Melcher, Fremont Education Association; UNO Regents; UNL Canfield, Gustav Cobb, Nebraska Achievement, Honors Program; Fremont Area Community Foundation-Trey Hansen Memorial, Fremont High Alumni Student Aid; Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation Gabriel Miller, Masonic Syracuse Lodge Jordyn Moore, Fremont Area Community Foundation-Valerie Post Memorial Anya Morozov, UNL Regents, Honors Program; Fremont Area Community Foundation-Kristine Gale Leadership, Robert Yanike Music; Fremont High Choir Boosters, Band Boosters Reese Mumford, UNL Nebraska Emerging Leader; UNK Chancellor’s; Fremont Area Community Foundation-Haines Hill Memorial; Runza Student of the Week; Midland Presidential Sindy Munoz, Larry & Sally Sheppard Memorial; Fremont Chapter TeamMates Joy Neville, Fremont Area Community Foundation-Freeman Vocational Fremont Kiwanis Club Cade Niehaus, Fremont Marine Corp League; Northern Iowa Out-of-State Scholar, Provost, Wallace & Ida Marie Nyweide; Fremont Area Community Foundation-Dave Williams Golf; Nebraska Coaches Association Ed Johnson Memorial Isabela Peralta, Nebraska Wesleyan Achievement, Cornerstone; Metro Governor’s Selena Pinales, Nebraska Wesleyan Achievement, Legacy Andrew Poulas, Nebraska Wesleyan Black & Gold, Achievement Haylie Push, UNO Deans; UNK Regents; Fremont High Letter Club, Band Boosters; Northwest Missouri State Academic Excellence, Bearcat Advantage; Fremont Area Community Foundation-Don and Jan Hinds Educational Tyler Push, Fremont Area Community Foundation-Jamie Charleston Memorial; Newman Athletic, Academic Clarice Ramig, Nebraska Wesleyan Archway, Achievement; Fremont Area Community Foundation-H.M. “Micky” Krupinsky Lizette Ramirez, Metro Governor’s; Midland Directors; Fremont Area Community Foundation-Midland University Fremont Kiwanis Club John Ratcliff, Fremont High Band Boosters Jacob Ross, Wayne State B&G Scholars Megan Roucka, UNL Regents Andrea Samaniego-Contreras, Missouri Western State Dean’s Academic Vivian Sanchez, Midland Athletic Samantha Schindler, UNO Regents; UNK Health Opportunities, Regents, Honors Program, Cheer; Fremont High Cheer Jack Schulz, UNO Regents; UNL Regents, Honors Program, David West Hawksworth, Lockard Family; UNK Regents; Fremont Area Community Foundation-Alexander N. Lamme Academc-Athletic, Tyler Walling Memorial, William Carl Drieling Memorial; Peter Kiewit Institute-Walter Scott Jr.; Minnesota-Twin Cities Academic; Iowa State Award for Competitive Excellence Nichole Seagle, Nebraska Wesleyan Archway, Achievement Lindsay Seier, McDonald’s; Fremont High Letter Club; Northwest Missouri State Green and White Advantage Ellenor Sell, UNL Regents, Department of Food and Technology Edward Cornish; Culinary Institute of America SkillsUSA Kallin Sheppard, Fremont Education Association; Fremont Area Community Foundation-Don and Jan Hinds Educational, Fremont PTA/PTSA, Mildred Hindmarsh, Pat Murphy Track and Field; Missouri Western State Dean’s Academic, Athletic; Wayne State Leadership; Sioux Falls Achievement, Cougar; Midland Athletic, Campus Visit; Hastings Ringland, Student Success Hannah Sillau, UNK Chancellor’s Zacheus Stewart, Fremont Area Community Foundation-Daniel Family Memorial, Robert L. Tookey Mariah Swanson, Dodge County 4-H Foundation Tyler Synovec, Midland Athletic Jason Taylor, Fremont Area Community Foundation-James L. Paulin Fremont Kiwanis Club Tara Timmermann, Fremont Area Community Foundation-Elvera Eckdahl; Minnesota State-Mankato In-State Tuition Tiffany Timmermann, South Dakota Coyote Commitment Achievement Aidan Toimil, UNL Nebraska Achievement; UNK Chancellor’s, College of Business & Technology Endowed; Wayne State James Clayton McClain and William S. Davis Community Giannah Vakiner, Fremont Area Community Foundation-Don and Jan Hinds Educational Tanner Vanek, Fremont Area Community Foundation-Fremont Noon Optimists E.V. “Vic” and Lois Nielsen, LaVern F. Lueschen Memorial Lexi Vecera, UNK Chancellor’s Danson Vuong, Midland Presidential

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Continued from Page 20 Brock Walla, Midland Scholar Performer, Campus Visit, Grant; UNL Nebraska Achievement, Gustav Cobb; UNO Entrepreneurial Living Learning Community; Creighton Academic, Grant Aysia Webb, Nebraska Wesleyan Archway; Fremont High Choir Boosters; Fremont High Brian L. Anderson Hailey Westerman, Midland Dance Jacob Weston, UNL David Distinguished; UNK Regents, Honors Program; Wayne State Trustees; Fremont Area Community Foundation-James Ebers; Creighton Roman Shaffel S.J., Founders; Iowa State Award for Competitive Excellence Elijah Wiese, Missouri Western State Dean’s Academic; Fremont Area Community Foundation-Fremont Noon Kiwanis Harold Anderson Jessica Wheeler, UNO Chancellor’s; Doane Presidential; UNL Canfield, Nebraska Emerging Leaders; Iowa State Award for Competitive Excellence; UNK Chancellor’s McKenna Wright, Fremont High Cheer Jeremy Young, Metro Governor’s; Sam Heineman Business Student of the Year

Fremont Bergan Jared Scheppers Key Staffer Journalistic roles: Yearbook photographer and reporter. He has also traveled throughout the community to sell ads for the book. College plans: Wayne State; undecided Parents: Don Nelson and Barb Scheppers About: Jared is my editor and go-to person for the yearbook. If there are pictures that need taking or someone who needs help, he is the one always willing to lend a helping hand. He is very creative and does great things for our yearbook. Scholarships offered at Fremont Bergan: Makala Acker, Dr. Paul A. Kurth Memorial Hunter Hamilton, Jim and Dee Price Riley Heller, Fremont Area Association of Retired School Personnel; Northwest Missouri State Academic Excellence Bearcat Advantage; UNL Canfield; UNO Dean’s Hunter Logemann, Wayne State Alex and Faye Spanos Alyssa Mendlik, Jane Ortmeier Memorial; Midland Basketball McKenzie Nelson, UNO Regents; Nebraska Wesleyan Governors, Achievement; Creighton Roman Shaffel S.J., Founders; Gene Twehous Service Award Jenny Pham, Nebraska Wesleyan Cornerstone, Vaughn, Achievement Brant Ridder, Midland Pinnacle Bank Leadership, Presidential; Wayne State RHOP, Ted and Mary Dohrman; Marine Corps Altrusa Club, Noon Optimist Club of Fremont, Fremont Health Foundation Impact, Grace Cunningham, Ed Parr Memorial Justin Rohloff, Centennial Conference; Nebraska Wesleyan Archway; Wayne State Black and Gold Academic Excellence Matthew Rohloff, Wayne State Education Matters Jared Scheppers, Wayne State B & G Academic Excellence Andrew Walter, First State Bank & Trust Company Hometown Support Alyssa Willcox, UNK Dean’s, Softball, Tuition Support Freshman; Loren Nothwehr, Mary Ellen Wieland

Gretna Amanda Minckler Key Staffer Journalistic roles: Staff writer, news editor, copy editor and editor-in-chief College plans: Creighton University; journalism Parents: Caron Gray and Kris Minckler About: It has been an honor to watch Amanda grow as a journalist. Her skills as a writer are so very strong. She has a great eye for design. She is a calm, fair leader. When I had to choose my Key Staffer, she was an easy pick. I can’t wait to see where her skills take her in the future. Scholarships offered at Gretna: Alex Allen, Northwest Missouri State Northwest Merit

Anna Allen, South Dakota School of Mines Outstanding Achivement Luke Allgood, UNO Regents; UNL Regents; UNK Regents Daniel Andersen, Metro Distinction Hannah Angland, UNO Dean’s Academic; UNK Chancellor’s; Doane Presidential; Creighton Nursing; UNL Achievement Patrick Arnold, Wyoming Athletic; Runza Student of the Week; Air Force Academy Athletic; Naval Academy Athletic; Military Academy Athletic Corbyn Ayer, Minnesota State In-State Tuition, Maverick; UNL Nebraska Achievement; Creighton Founder’s, Roman Shaffel S.J.; Gretna Optimist Club Essay Contest Kaleb Ball, UNL A & S AIM Scholar, Honors Textbook, Regents; Suzanne & Walter Scott Foundation-Walter Scott, Jr. Nicholas Beck, Mitchell Technical Institute Build Dakota; Metro Distinction Noah Bernal, Midland Athletic, Academic Trey Brown, Morningside Athletic; Concordia Athletic; Doane Athletic; Briar Cliff Athletic Madison Bruha, Nebraska Wesleyan Presidents, Alumni Legacy; Wayne State Black and Gold Rural Grant Bruner, Peru State Athletic; UNK Athletic; Wayne State Athletic; Northwest Missouri State Bearcat Advantage, Tower; South Dakota State Academic Maryssa Carlson, Metro Distinction Erika Cornett, UNO Regents; Minnesota Presidential; UNL Regents Adrian Cotton, Concordia Athletic Josh Crnkovich, UNO Regents Cade Crowell, UNO Regents; UNL David Distinguished, Honors Textbook Dylan Ellis, UNL Academic; UNO Academic; Creighton Academic, Fr. Joseph Labaj Claire Figi, UNO Regents, Honors Textbook; Children’s Hospital & Medical Center Preventing Childhood Obesity Award Abigail Furley, Bellevue University Academic, Athletic Andre Garivay, UNL Chancellor’s, David Hawksworth, Raikes Christopher Gifford, Gretna Volunteer Fire Department-Koke/Mayer Memorial Firefighters Griffin Gissler, UNL Johnny Carson Theatre Taylor Hamilton, UNK GHS Cooperating Student Sarah Harder, Metro Distinction Kyle Harris, Northwest Missouri State Academic Excellence, Alumni, Bearcat Advantage Sarah Hauptman, UNO Dean’s Academic Shelby Hawkins, Omaha Chapter of Insurance & Financial-Robert C. Stineman Endowed Fund; Metro Governors; First Tri-County Bank Laura Heath, Northwestern Collegiate, Athletic, Grant Mason Hjermstad, Hastings Crimson, Athletic, Crimson Days Kamryn Horner, Buena Vista Heritage; Concordia Regents, Lutheran Heritage, Athletic Hunter Horseman, Hastings Pro Rege, Media Ashley Husing, American Legion Auxiliary Nurses; UNL Canfield; UNO Dean’s Academic; UNK Chancellor’s Alex Irwin, Midland Athletic Jaidon Jaekel, UNO Dean’s Academic Willow Jensen, Wayne State Trustee’s; Metro Distinction Olivia Kahler-Gilloon, UNO Academic; Creighton Academic; Kansas State Academic Abby Kessler, South Dakota Coyote Commitment Distinction; Creighton Founder’s; Northern Iowa Out-of-State Rachel Keyes, Coe Distinguished Trustee, Impact, Legacy, Diversity Leadership Thomas Kienow, Metro Distinction Regan Kirby, Peru State Athletic, President’s, Trustees Megan Klabunde, Metro Distinction Carter Kocian, Wayne State Rural Health Opportunities Program; UNK Regents; Creighton Founder’s; Hastings Crimson; Northwestern Presidential; Simpson Baseball Cassandra Kostal, UNL College of Journalism, Honors Textbook; South Dakota Coyote Commitment Veritas; Missouri Mark Twain; Nebraska Press Association Journalism Ethan Kratina, UNK Chancellor’s; UNL Nebraska Achievement Lauren Leapley, UNL Canfield Jordan Lorenz, Midland Athletic; Concordia Dean’s, Lutheran Heritage, Athletic Josie Lowe, Drake Presidential, Music-Flute, National Alumni Adademic, Music Deptartment-Vocal Caden Mason, Hastings Ringland, Athletic; Northwest Missouri State Merit; Morningside Founder’s Olivia Mattingly, Nebraska Wesleyan President’s, Achievement; Creighton Founder’s; Kansas Midwest Student Exchange; UNL Nebraska Achievement; Metro Governors Matthias Mattley, Midland Athletic; Nebraska Christian Dean’s, Institute for Leadership Brittany Mavis, Metro Distinction Curt Mayer, Gretna Volunteer Fire Department-Koke/Mayer Memorial Firefighters Zachary Miller, Wayne State Cooperating Schools, Honors, Education Matters, Foundation Annual, Skills; UNK Loper Excellence; Gretna Volunteer Fire Department-Koke/Mayer Memorial Firefighters; Midland Athletic Samantha Moore, UNL Speech, Regents, Honors Textbook; Nebraska Ladies Auxiliary Purple Heart Colby Morgan, Gretna Volunteer Fire Department-Koke/Mayer Memorial Firefighters Georgia Morse, Northwest Missouri State Alumni, Green & White Advantage, University Scholar; Peru State Dean’s Academic;

Morningside Athletic, Founder’s; Hastings Ringland, Athletic; Metro Distinction Joshua Myers, UNL Canfield Tate Nech, Doane Trustees, Directions Leadership, Men’s Soccer, Theater, Alumni, Tour Amanda Nelson, UNL Achievement; UNK Chancellor’s Nicholas Newstrom, UNO Academic; Northern Colorado Academic; Colorado State Academic Jacob Olsen, UNK Regents Samantha O’Rourke, UNL Canfield; UNO Chancellor’s; Creighton Academic Stephen Ortlieb, Metro Governors Olivia Osborne, Missouri Merit, Tigers of the Corn, Cherng; UNL Regents; Clemson Merit; Gretna Optimist Club Essay Contest Garett Ostdiek-Wille, UNL Regents; UNO Regents; Creighton Magis, Roman Shaffel S.J.; Eckerd Founder’s; Xavier; Marquette Pere Marquette; Butler Academic Excellence; St. Louis Vice Presidents; DePaul Presidential; Rockhurst Breen; Minnesota National; Fordham Dean’s Academic; Rhodes Morse; Pepperdine Regents; Alabama Presidential; Kenyon Academic Excellence; Texas Christian Dean’s Academic Alexander Petrigash, Gillette Energy City Voices Allison Pinkall, Concordia Athletic, Art, Regents, Lutheran Heritage; UNO Regents; UNL Canfield Khristina Polivanov, UNL David Distinguished, Honors Textbook, W.F. & E.R. Day, Chancellor’s; UNK Regents; UNO Regents Amanda Purintun, UNK Regents; UNL Regents, College of Business Honors Academy; UNO Regents Kaitlin Radford, Midland Teammates; Metro Distinction Haroon Rahmanzai, Metro Board of Governors Benjamin Rhodes, UNL Honors Textbook, Regents; UNK Regents; UNO Regents; New York Liberal Studies Cody Riepl, Northwest Missouri State Green & White Advantage, University Scholar; Grand Canyon Dean’s Academic Dylan Roberts, Optimist Club of Omaha Nebraska Academic Decathlon Nathanael Roberts, Metro Distinction Chad Rohan, UNL Nebraska Legends, Canfield; Creighton Founder’s Caden Ross, Doane Van Hoy, Athletic Kyle Rowin, Lower Platte Archery Club; Metro Governors Ryan Samuelson, Grand Canyon Chancellor’s; Northwestern Peale, Athletic, Legacy; Central College; Newman Academic Excellence, Athletic; Dordt Presidential, Athletic; Wayne State Neihardt Scholars, Athletic; Concordia Presidents, Athletic; Buena Vista Presidents Daniel Schlautman, UNL Regents; Iowa Academic Excellence, Old Gold Tori Schreiner, Metro Distinction; Southeast Community College Teammates; Cameron Scott, Arizona State New American University Scholar, Campus Visits, Solutions Grant; Kansas Midwest Student Exchange Ryan Sedlacek, Suburban Rotary Club; UNL College of Ag Science & Natural Resources Alexa Sedlak, UNO Athletic; UNK Athletic; Midland Athletic; College of St. Mary Athletic; Bellevue University Athletic Mila Serefko, UNK-GHS Jaiden Sila, Northwestern Athletic, Collegiate Honor Brooke Smith, Missouri Heritage, Tigers of the Corn Alumni; Gretna Optimist Club Essay Contest Grace Snell, College of St. Mary Dean’s Academic Gabriella Sorrentino, South Dakota Valedictorian, Coyote Commitment Distinction Layne Staley, UNL Nebraska Achievement Benjamin Staley, Metro Distinction Donald Stalker, Metro Distinction Cassady Sunderman, UNO Athletic Trey Switzer, UNK Music, Nebraska State Bandmasters’, GHS Chase Templeton, South Dakota State Jackrabbit Guarantee Sierra Thompson, Metro Teammates Dylan Tomsu, Central Community College Service Tech Sponsorship Kiley Tremel, Kansas Midwest Student Exchange; Regis Honors; Creighton Merit; Benedictine Academic Excellence; Sioux Falls Provost’s Academic; Washburn Academic Excellence; Iowa Scholars; UNK Chancellor’s Madelyn Uryasz, South Dakota Coyote Commitment Distinction; Creighton Founder’s; Northwestern Collegiate; Regis Trustee’s; UNL Nebraska Achievement; Missouri Western State Governors; Morningside Dean; Nebraska Wesleyan Black and Gold Lindsey VanOeveren, Wayne State Trustees; Peru State Dean’s Academic; Hastings Academic; UNO Regents; UNK Dean’s Academic Nick von Rentzell, UNO Regents; Nebraska Wesleyan Founder’s, Huge Recognition, Bennett Ashlyn Ware, Iowa Western Academic, Athletic; Concordia Academic, Athletic; Wayne State Academic, Athletic; Doane Academic, Athletic; Midland Academic, Athletic; Northwest Missouri State Academic, Athletic Taylor Wendlandt, Florida Gulf Coast Blue and Green Director’s Abigail Wesely, UNL Achievement Timothy White, Metro Distinction Trysten Whitted, Midland Athletic Levi Williams, Doane Presidential, Visitation Grant; UNO Chancellor’s; UNL Canfield, Pepsi Carissa Wilson, Midland Anderson Leader Athlete; Northwest Missouri State Green & White Advantage, University Scholar; South

Dakota State Jack Rabbit Guarantee Mallory Yost, Texas-El Paso Athletic

Gross Kailey Bowen Key Staffer Journalistic role: Yearbook editorin-chief College plans: Undecided; graphic design or

psychology Parents: Tim and Lisa Bowen About: Kailey has demonstrated tremendous interest and dedication this year.

Scholarships offered at Gross: Miriam Awad, Nebraska Wesleyan Cornerstone Nora Baker, Midland Honors; UNO Regents Jesse Beacom, Nebraska Wesleyan Black & Gold Molly Begley, Creighton Founders; Rockhurst Knapp, Loyola Chloe Bertelsen, Academic Decathlon Regional Competition; Regis Achievement Catholic; UNL Nebraska Achievement Lukas Blankman, Academic Decathlon Regional Competition; Briar Cliff Academic, Athletic-Track/Cross Country, Connection; Mount Marty Athletic-Track/Cross Country, Marty Award, St. Bede, Theatre Timothy Bonham, D. Arlo McNary Living Memorial; Nebraska Association of County Officials; UNL Canfield; UNO Deans Kon Chol, Metro Distinction Jeffrey Cortez, Metro Distinction Kyle Culp, Hastings Ringland Blake Dalmas, Central College Computer Science, Presidential, Trustee; Iowa State Award of Competitive Excellence, Cardinal Leadership; Simpson Achievement, Presidential Kayla Donahoe, Excel Physical Therapy; Iowa State Academic Recognition, Alice McCarthy Commons; Kansas State Purple and White; Kansas Midwest Student Exchange; UNK Chancellors; UNL Nebraska Achievement Alex Fanslau, Colorado State Dean’s Taylor Gardner, Wayne State Trustees’ Jack Godek, UNL Canfield; UNO Deans Justin Grabowski, Doane Academic, Athletic-Football; Hastings Academic, Athletic-Football; Midland Athletic-Football, Campus Grant Grzywa, Benedictine Dean’s; Colorado School of Mines President’s; Creighton Academic, Fr. Joseph Labaj; Iowa State Award of Competitive Excellence; Maryville Barat; Nebraska Society of Professional Engineers; Nebraska Wesleyan Governors; Ohio Achievement, Distinction, Russ Vision, Trustee; UNL Regents; UNO Regents; St. Thomas Academic, Trustees’ Grant Huck, Nebraska Wesleyan Achievement, Governors; UNL Canfield; UNO Regents Ngoc Huynh, Creighton Matteo Ricci Ashley Jacobson, Bellevue University Academic, Athletic-Softball; College of St. Mary Academic Merit, Athletic-Softball; Doane Athletic-Softball, Campus Visit, Legacy, Van Hoy Academic Nathan Jesus, South Dakota Coyote Commitment Promise Michaela Johnson, Northwest Missouri State Green & White Advantage, University Scholar Shelby Koraleski, Automotive Recycling Industry of Nebraska Inc.-John Ruggerio; Midlands Community Foundation Alex Shives; United Recyclers Group LLC; Kansas Midwest Student Exchange; UNL Nebraska Achievement Carly Jean Lara, College of St. Mary Academic Beau Larsen, Carthage College Springfield; Chaminade-Honolulu Presidential; St. Mary’s Academic; UNK Loper Excellence Ngoc Le, Academic Decathlon Regional Competition; CHI Health Midlands Hospital Auxiliary Teen Volunteer; Creighton Matteo Ricci; UNK Chancellors; UNO Regents Maya Lewis, College of St. Mary Catherine McAuley, President’s, Residence Hall; Knights of Columbus Council No. 6192; Ritonya Buscher Poehling; UNK Chancellors; UNL Canfield; UNO Deans Alexis Lopez-Vargas, Metro Distinction Nicole Maher, Northwest Missouri State Green & White Advantage Katelyn Masur, Midland Athletic-Dance Rebecca McCartney, Northwest Missouri State Academic Excellence, Bearcat Advantage, Legacy; UNL Nebraska Achievement Molly McCoy, Benedictine Maathai; St. Mary’s Madeleine Casslyn McNamara, Rockhurst Breen, Loyola, Regent’s, Theatre; UNK Regents; UNL David Distinguished; UNO Regents Austin Moline, Creighton University Award; Loyola-Chicago Dean’s Samantha Mora, Creighton Founders, Roman Shaffel S.J.; Iowa State Award of Competitive Excellence; Iowa Advantage Iowa, National Scholars; Kansas Midwest Student Exchange; UNL Canfield; UNO Deans Emma Novotny, Northwest Missouri State Green & White Advantage, Northwest Merit; Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation Thomas Ortner, Bellevue Rotary Club

Alexander Petranick, Briar Cliff Academic, Athletic-Baseball, Catholic Connection Viveca Power, Dayton Marianist Leadership, Trustees’, Study Abroad, Textbook; UNL Regents, University Honors; UNO Regents Ted Raven, Midland Athletic-Baseball, Campus Visit; William Penn Athletic-Baseball Margaret Rice, Iowa State Award of Competitive Excellence; Ritonya Buscher Poehling; Kansas Midwest Student Exchange; UNL David Distinguished, Nebraska Legends Emily Riha, Briar Cliff Academic, Athletic-Softball, Catholic Connection Andrea Robles, College of St. Mary Academic Alejandro Robles-Rudol, Iowa Western Media Studies Jill Ruane, Academic Decathlon Regional Competition; Air Force ROTC Type 1; Colorado School of Mines President’s; Colorado State Presidential; Morningside Trustee; Regis Trustee Catholic; Seton Hall Catholic High School Achievement, Murray; U.S. Air Force Academy; Colorado Boulder Presidential; Minnesota Gold Scholar, National; UNK Omaha World-Herald/Kearney Hub, Regents; UNL Regents, Honors; UNO Regents; Notre Dame University Emma Ryder, Academic Decathlon Regional Competition; Creighton Academic; Kansas Midwest Student Exchange; Nebraska Wesleyan Achievement, Black & Gold; Rockhurst Knapp, Loyola Jonathan Silva, Maynard Jensen Memorial; Metro Distinction Alexis Spaulding, Metro Distinction; Nebraska Methodist Academic; Premier Family Medicine Emilie Steinauer, Augustana Alumni Legacy, Trustees; Concordia Regent’s; Nebraska Wesleyan Achievement, Presidents; Stephens Academic; UNK Chancellor’s; UNL Canfield; South Dakota Coyote Commitment Leadership; Wayne State Education Matters Mary Swertzic, Midland Athletic-Cheer; Ritonya Buscher Poehling Emma Szablowski, Morningside Founder Darien Talkington, Bethany Merit; Birmingham City Academic Excellence Bursary; Carroll Vice Chancellor’s; Cazenovia Endowed; Colby-Sawyer College Trayne; Creighton; St. Bonaventure Friars Resident, Geographic Diversity, University Friars; St. Louis-Madrid Arrupe; Akron Guarantee; Pittsburgh Panther Pride; Toledo Regents, Out of State; Youngstown State Honors Maygen Tangeman, Creighton Founders, Fr. Joseph Labaj; UNL Canfield, Nebraska Legends Daniel Targy, Doane Athletic-Tennis Noah Thomas, John Deere Sponsorship Thy Thy Trat-Thai, CHI Health Anna Vigneri, UNL David Distinguished; UNO Deans Olivia Watson, American Red Cross Hannah Williamson, Nebraska Wesleyan Black & Gold Nathan Wilson, Marymount Manhattan Presidential; Nebraska Wesleyan Founders, Theatre; Savannah College of Art & Design Academic Honors, Achievement Honors; Simpson Trustee; St. John’s Presidential; UNL Regents, Honors; UNO Regents Trevor Yanovich, Charles and Alberta Walther; UNL David Distinguished, Nebraska Legends

Iowa School for the Deaf Austin Davis Key Staffer Journalistic role: Yearbook layout editor College plans: Iowa Western Community College or Iowa State University; wildlife management Parents: Jodi and Robbie Davis About: Austin is a very goal-oriented and hardworking young man who willingly accepts yearbook and photography assignments. His attention to detail and work ethic enable him to complete work well before deadline. He also seeks other tasks in order to be helpful without being asked.

Marian Carmen Rose Miller Key Staffer Journalistic roles: Co-managing editor of the Network student newspaper. As a junior, helped produce weekly M-Beat broadcasts. College plans: Northwest Missouri State; journalism and special eduction Parents: Michael and Diane Miller

About: Carmen helps lead this student newspaper staff to professional publications. She is an editor, reporter, photographer, designer and motivator. She has given countless hours to the program and has inspired many students to consider the power of their voice and the positive power of the press when used responsibly. Scholarships offered at Marian: Victoria Ackermann, Butler Academic; Creighton Magis; Drake Presidential; Regis Trustee; Rockhurst Breen, Loyola; Iowa Old Gold; Kansas KU Excellence; UNL Regents; UNO Regents Megan Anderson, Butler Academic; College of St. Benedict Art, Athletic-Basketball, Catholic High School, Legacy, President’s; Creighton Founders; Marquette Pere Marquette; Regis Trustee; Dayton President’s Merit; St. Thomas University Kaitlyn Baysa, Butler Academic; Creighton Magis, Roman Shaffel S.J.; Drake Presidential; Rockhurst Breen, Loyola; St. Louis Presidential Finalist; UNK Regents; UNL David Distinguished, Nebraska Legends; UNO Regents; Walter Scott Jr. Lucy Boever, Ave Maria AMU Academic, Presidential; Benedictine St. Scholastica; Franciscan Alumni Legacy, Chancellor’s Grace Bolamperti, Colorado State Presidential; Colorado Boulder Chancellor’s Achievement; Kansas KU Excellence Madison Bosilevac, UNO Dean’s Isabella Carollo, Drake Presidential; Regis Blue & Gold Catholic; Rockhurst Loyola; St. Louis Billiken Catholic; St. Thomas University; Xavier University Taylor Carter, Indiana Athletic-Diving Kayla Constantino, Creighton Magis; Loyola-Marymount Achievement, Early Action; Loyola-Chicago Damen; Marquette Pere Marquette; Regis Trustee, Catholic High School; Rockhurst Breen, Loyola; Texas Christian Faculty; UNL David Distinguished, Legends; UNO Regents; San Diego Alcala Julia Crump, Loyola-Chicago Damen; Seton Hall Catholic High School Achievement, University, Summer; Westminster Vance Claire Devereaux, Northwest Missouri State Green and White Advantage, University Scholar Sophia Dineen, Mississippi Athletic-Soccer Courtney Doherty, Colorado School of Mines President’s; Colorado State Presidential; Loyola-Chicago Presidential; Miami Academic; Denver Chancellor; Minnesota National; UNL David Distinguished, Nebraska Legends; UNO Regents Emily Doll, St. Louis Deans’; Iowa National Scholars; Kansas KU Excellence Tori Dunston, Kiewit Scholar; UNL Nebraska Achievement Emma Eaton, Drake Presidential; Grand Canyon President; Grinnell Founder’s; Lake Forest Presidential; Nebraska Wesleyan Founders, Honors Academy, Huge Recognition, Legacy, National Science Foundation STEM; Texas Christian Dean’s; UNO Regents Brigid Elbert, Kansas City Art Institute Merit; Savannah College of Art and Design Honors, Achievement; School of the Art Institute of Chicago Merit Samantha Elkins, Creighton Founders; Gonzaga Dussault; St. Louis Deans’; UNL Canfield; Xavier University Emily Evans, Kansas KU Excellence; UNL David Distinguished, Honors Textbook Claire Finken, Creighton Founders Tehra Finn-Jackson, Creighton Founders; Iowa State Award for Competitive Excellence; Loyola-Chicago Loyola; St. Louis Deans’; UNL Canfield; UNO Regents Lucy Fishburn, UNL Canfield Lily Foley, Benedictine St. Benedict; Iowa State Award for Competitive Excellence, College of Engineering; Marquette Pere Marquette; St. Louis Presidential; Dayton Trustees’ Merit; UNL Engineering, Honors Textbook, Regents; St. Thomas University Maria Gallegos, Benedictine Benedictine Award; Creighton Academic, Roman Shaffel S.J.; Regis Trustee; Rockhurst Breen, Loyola, Regents; South Dakota Coyote Commitment Leadership Mary Garriott, Creighton Founders, Roman Shaffel S.J.; Fordham College at Rose Hill Jogues; Marquette Pere Marquette; Regis Trustee; Rockhurst Breen, Loyola; St. Louis Deans’, Enhanced Merit Kelly Gehring, Colorado State Presidential; Miami Academic; Colorado Boulder Chancellor’s Achievement; Denver Chancellor Melissa Geis, Grand View Athletic-Softball, Director’s, Scholarship Competition Margaret Gerards, Loyola-Chicago Loyola; Regis Trustee; Rockhurst Breen, Finucane Service, Loyola, Regents; St. Louis Deans’; Seton Hall, Catholic High School Achievement, Summer; UNO Chancellor’s Mallory Grote, Creighton Magis, Roman Shaffel S.J.; Marquette Pere Marquette; St. Louis Vice Presidents’; Kansas KU Excellence; UNL David Distinguished; UNO Regents; San Diego Alcala; Walter Scott Jr. Meg Gudenrath, Creighton Roman Shaffel S.J.; Rockhurst Breen; St. Louis Deans’, Enhanced Merit; Missouri Mark Twain Non-Resident; UNL Canfield Grace Gustafson, UNL Nebraska Achievement Naeleah Hadford, UNL Canfield; UNO Chancellor’s Georgia Hausman, Baldwin Wallace Presidential; Marymount Manhattan Presidential; Millikin College of Fine Arts, University; Roosevelt-Chicago College of Performing Arts; Oklahoma Distinguished Madeline Helm, Miami Academic; Samford

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Continued from Page 21 University Fellows; Texas Christian Dean’s; Alabama Engineering Leadership, Presidential; Miami Hurricane, President’s; UNL Honors Textbook, Regents; UNO Regents Emma Herold, Regis Achievement Catholic Award; Rockhurst Knapp, Lakas Writing, Loyola; UNL DeWolf, Nebraska Achievement; UNO Dean’s Ana Hingorani, Butler Academic; Colorado State Provost’s; Creighton Founders; Loyola-Chicago Trustee; Loyola-New Orleans Dean’s; Missouri Western State President’s Academic; Rockhurst McCabe; Seton Hall University, Summer; Iowa Academic Success, National Scholars Award; Kansas Midwest Student Exchange; Missouri Mark Twain Non-Resident; UNL Canfield, Nebraska Legends; West Virginia Distinction; Xavier University Morgan Hobbs, Miami RedHawk Distinction; Missouri Western State President’s Academic; Northwest Missouri State Bearcat Advantage, Cultural Enrichment Level 4, Distinguished, Distinguished Scholars’ Day, President’s; South Dakota State Jackrabbit Achievement, Yellow & Blue; UNL David Distinguished; UNO Regents; Oklahoma Excellence; South Dakota Coyote Commitment Foundation, Ruth Hyde; Wichita State Founders Merit Morgan Hove, Creighton Magis, Roman Shaffel S.J.; Loyola-Chicago Presidential; Regis Trustee; Rockhurst Breen; St. Louis Vice Presidents’; Kansas KU Excellence; UNL Regents; Xavier University Jessica Hudson, College of St. Mary Dean’s Academic; Creighton University; Kiewit Scholar Brooke Huerter, DePaul Scholars’ Award; Loyola-Chicago Deans; Marquette Pere Marquette; St. Louis Deans’ Claire Janecek, Omaha Jaycees Ten Outstanding Young Omaha Teens; St. Louis Deans’; Iowa National Scholars Award; Kansas Midwest Student Exchange; UNL Canfield Emma Jesse, Michigan State Presidential Study Abroad, Scholars; Kansas Midwest Student Exchange; UNL Canfield; Oregon Summit Rachel Johnson, Marquette Athletic-Soccer, Pere Marquette Kathryn Kaipust, South Dakota Coyote Commitment Natalie Kemler, Colorado State Presidential; Creighton Magis, Roman Shaffel S.J.; Regis Trustee; Rockhurst Breen, Loyola; Seton Hall University Catholic High School Achievement; Denver Chancellor; Kansas KU Excellence; UNL Regents; UNO Regents Claire Kilborn, Creighton Magis, Roman Shaffel S.J.; Gonzaga Regents; Marquette Pere Marquette; Regis Trustee; Rockhurst Breen; Rockhurst Loyola, Regent’s; Seattle Trustee Emily Kleinschmit, UNL College of Architecture Success Kristine Krager, Creighton Magis, Roman Shaffel S.J.; Doane Presidential; Drake Presidential; Iowa State Award for Competitive Excellence; Regis Trustee; UNL CEHS Freshman, David Distinguished; UNO Regents Elizabeth Krejci, Doane Trustee; St. Joseph Catholic Church Ladies Guild Mary Kubat, Rockhurst Breen, Loyola; St. Louis Vice Presidents’; Kansas KU Excellence; UNL David Distinguished Mia LaHood, Creighton Founders, Roman Shaffel S.J.; Drake Presidential; Regis Trustee, Catholic High School; Rockhurst Breen, Loyola, Regent’s; St. Louis Deans’, Enhanced Merit; Kansas KU Excellence; UNL Canfield; UNO Chancellor’s Elise Langenfeld, Benedictine Benedictine Award; South Dakota Coyote Commitment Achievement Kiera Leppert, Colorado State Presidential; Creighton Founders; Regis Trustee; Rockhurst Breen; Denver Scholar; UNL Regents; UNO Regents Brooklyn Linderman, Buena Vista Athletic-Softball, Trustee Lindsay Livengood, Colorado State Provost’s; Creighton Founders, Roman Shaffel S.J. Julia Manganaro, Benedictine Benedictine Award; Regis Achievement Catholic Award; Rockhurst Loyola, Weiss; UNL Nebraska Achievement Jordan Matukewicz, Northwest Missouri State Cultural Enrichment Level 2, Green and White Advantage Shania McAmis, Calumet College of St. Joseph; Midland Performing Arts; Northwest Missouri State Bearcat Advantage; Pace Incentive Rhiana McCarty, Loyola-Chicago Deans; Marquette Pere Marquette; UNO Dean’s Lauren McCormick, Northwest Missouri State Bearcat Advantage, Tower; Kansas Midwest Student Exchange Michaela McLeay, Doane Athletic-Soccer, Community Award Sarah McLeese, Creighton Magis, Roman Shaffel S.J.; Indiana Dean’s; Denver Chancellor; UNL Regents; UNO Regents; San Diego Presidential; San Francisco President Sarah McMeen, Creighton University; Xavier University Grace McMinn, Creighton Founders; Iowa Old Gold; UNL Nebraska Achievement; UNO Regents; Valparaiso Athletics-Golf, Presidential Danelle McMorrow, Minnesota State Maverick; Northwest Missouri State Academic Excellence, Bearcat Advantage Lauren Merfeld, Creighton Founders; Loyola-Chicago Trustee; St. Louis Deans’ Kirsten Meyer, Creighton Magis; Loyola-Chicago Presidential; Marquette Pere Marquette; St. Louis Enhanced Merit, Vice Presidents’; UNL Honors Textbook, Nebraska Achievement Carmen Miller, Northwest Missouri State Bearcat Advantage, Distinguished, Distinguished Scholars’ Day Madison Mingo, Iowa State Award for Competitive Excellence, College of Engineering; Missouri University of Science and Technology Excellence, Excellence Out of State, University; South Dakota State Athletic-Track and Field, First Premier Distinguished Scholar, Rilling, Sandfort; Kansas KU Excellence Sydney Monahan, Creighton Founders; Loyola-Chicago Trustee; Marquette Pere Marquette; Regis Trustee; Rockhurst McCabe; St. Louis Deans’; UNL Canfield, Nebraska Legends; St. Thomas University Brenna Morris, Kansas Jayhawk Generations; UNL Canfield; UNO Chancellor’s Allison Morrissey, Creighton Magis, Roman Shaffel S.J.; Gonzaga Regents; Marquette Pere Marquette; Xavier University Grace Mortenson, Santa Clara Dean’s; Texas Christian Dean’s; UNL Honors Textbook, Regents; San Diego Alcala Elizabeth Mulligan, Creighton Founders; Regis Trustee; Rockhurst McCabe; UNL Canfield; UNO Regents Logan Myers, Creighton Founders; DePaul Scholars’; Loyola-Chicago Deans Emma Nelson, Creighton Roman Shaffel S.J.; Rockhurst Breen, Loyola; St. Louis Vice Presidents’; U.S. Air Force Academy Athletic-Soccer; UNL Regents; UNO Regents Farrell Nelson, St. Louis Deans’, Enhanced Merit; UNL Nebraska Achievement Melanie Nordstrom, Keystone Task Force-Janet Jorgenson Memorial; Wayne State Black and Gold Academic Excellence Lauren Novacek, Creighton Founders; Loyola-Chicago Loyola; Rockhurst Loyola, McCabe Jennifer Novotny, Concordia Academic, Dean’s; Nebraska Wesleyan Archway; Wayne State Black and Gold Academic Achievement Anna Nulty, Creighton Magis, Roman Shaffel, S.J.; Drake Presidential; Regis Trustee; Rockhurst Breen, Loyola; Kansas KU Excellence; UNK Regents; UNL Honors Textbook, Regents; UNO Regents Courtney O’Brien, Rockhurst Knapp, Loyola; UNL Canfield Claire Pelan, Benedictine College; Creighton Founders; Hastings Ambassador, Samuel Alexander; Rockhurst Knapp, Loyola Susana Pettis-Londono, UNL Regents; UNO Regents Natalie Plewa, UNL College of Architecture Success; UNO Chancellor’s Amalea Poulos, Creighton Magis; Loyola-Chicago Damen; Marquette Pere Marquette; St. Louis Vice Presidents’; Portland President’s Cora Ridenour, Creighton University; Midland Presidential; Northwest Missouri State Bearcat Advantage, Tower; Arizona Arizona Excellence Award; UNK Loper Excellence Alexis Riley, 2017 Urban League of Nebraska Scholar; Kiewit Scholar Elizabeth Rouse, Northwest Missouri State Academic Excellence, Bearcat Advantage; Regis Achievement Catholic Award

Samantha Schueler, UNO Dean’s Kate Schwaller, Iowa State Award for Competitive Excellence, Return to Iowa-Generations; Marquette Pere Marquette; Kansas Midwest Student Exchange Makenna Scott, Creighton Founders; Kansas Midwest Student Exchange Brianne Sedlacek, Augustana Academic; Nebraska Wesleyan Black & Gold, Honors Academy, Achievement; Rockhurst Loyola, Weiss Madeline Shaffer, Creighton Founders; Marquette Pere Marquette; St. Louis Deans’; Dayton Trustees’ Merit; Kansas Midwest Student Exchange; UNL Canfield, Nebraska Legends; St. Thomas Academic; Xavier University Laura Shaw, Creighton Founders; Dominican Founder’s; Loyola-Chicago Deans; Xavier Catholic High School, Merit, Residence Hall; UNL Nebraska Achievement Emma Shoemaker, Creighton Academic, Fr. Joseph Labaj; Gonzaga Achievement; Marquette Pere Marquette; Regis Catholic High School Award, Achievement; Rockhurst Knapp, Loyola; St. Louis Ignatian; Kansas Midwest Student Exchange Natalie Sterba, Bowling Green State-Music Josephine Stoessel, UNL CASNR Kelly Straub, Notre Dame Athletic-Diving Sarah Sutej, Grand Canyon Christian Schools Consortium, Dean Isabelle Swanson, Oklahoma National Merit Finalists Megan Szwanek, Colorado State Presidential; Miami RedHawk Eminence; St. Louis Vice Presidents’; Kansas KU Excellence; UNL Regents; UNO Regents; Oklahoma Excellence Vienna Tang, South Dakota College of Arts & Sciences Ullyot, Coyote Commitment Leadership Laura Tatten, UNL Nebraska Achievement Nicole Taylor, College of St. Mary Dean’s Academic; Nebraska Methodist Upfront Merit Award; Nebraska Wesleyan Honors Academy, Achievement Allison Thelen, Concordia Achievement, Forensics Macy Thonen, Creighton Magis, Roman Shaffel S.J.; Loyola-Chicago Presidential; Marquette Pere Marquette; St. Louis Vice Presidents’; Dayton Trustees’ Merit; UNL Honors Textbook, Regents; Xavier University Margaret Tolley, St. Benedict Athletic-Soccer, Catholic High School, President’s; Rockhurst Loyola, Weiss; St. Thomas University Delaney Villarreal, UNL Honors Textbook, Nebraska Achievement; UNO Regents Sarah Villarreal, Air Force ROTC Commanders; SAME Omaha Post; UNL Canfield; UNO Dean’s Audrey Wagoner, Cal Poly National Green and Gold; Iowa State Award for Competitive Excellence, Return to Iowa-Generations; Minnesota National; UNL Regents Rachel Walet, Creighton Magis; Loyola-Chicago Presidential; Rockhurst Breen; Sigma Tau Delta National English Honor Society; UNL Regents; UNO Regents Erin Walter, Creighton Founders, Roman Shaffel S.J.; Loyola-Chicago Loyola; Marquette Pere Marquette; Regis Trustee; St. Louis Deans’; UNL Canfield, Chancellor’s Leadership, Rising Scholars Tara Wanser, UNL Canfield; UNO Dean’s Lauren Weis, Loyola-Chicago Presidential; Regis Trustee; St. Louis Presidential Finalist; Colorado Boulder Presidential Scholar; UNL Honors Textbook, Regents Carina Welker, Cedarville One Campus Brianna Wessling, Creighton Magis, Roman Shaffel S.J.; Kansas KU Excellence Janna Whited, Fordham University Fordham College at Rose Hill Loyola, Tuition; Loyola-Marymount Achievement, Early Action; Southern Methodist Second Century Eva Wieczorek, Cal Poly National Green and Gold; Iowa State Academic Recognition, Award for Competitive Excellence; Kansas; Portland President’s Katherine Williams, Creighton Magis; Minnesota Cyrus Northrop for National Merit Finalists, National; Notre Dame Merit Rebecca Williams, Creighton Roman Shaffel S.J.; Loyola-Chicago Presidential; Denver Chancellor; UNL Honors Textbook, Regents; San Diego Alcala Mary Wolfe, UNK Athletic-Volleyball, Loper Excellence Meredith Zielie, Kansas Midwest Student Exchange Annika Zimmerman, Missouri State; Missouri Mark Twain Non-Resident

Mercy Kaylie Daniels Key Staffer Journalistic role: Yearbook staff College plans: UNO; physical education/ exercise science Parents: Jeff and Carey Daniels About: Kaylie has been instrumental in the planning, organization, design and production of the 2017 Monarch Memories yearbook. She has served not only as a creative force behind the book, but also as a photographer. Scholarships offered at Mercy: Lily Bayer, UNO Deans; UNL Canfield, Nebraska Legends Sarah Blaylock, Iowa Western Presidential Ava Blessie, Missouri Western State President’s Academic, Soccer Emily Bourne, Metro Distinction Madilyn Brekel, Nebraska Wesleyan Black and Gold, Achievement, Art Talent Isabelle Brown, UNO Regents, ELLC; Missouri S&T Trustee’s, University, Trustee’s Out-of-State, Women in Engineering; UNL Canfield, Nebraska Legends Brett Comstock, UNL Nebraska Achievement; Nebraska Wesleyan Black and Gold, Honors Academy, Theatre Madeleine Daley, Creighton Smola-McCormick; Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation Madison Daniels, St. Catherine Memorial Nursing Rachel Dethlefs, Rotary Club of Omaha West; St. Thomas Academic, Trustee’s Nicole Erlbacher, UNO Chancellor’s; EducationQuest Foundation; UNL Canfield Erin Goltl, McCabe Memorial Teaching Samantha Harvat, UNL Canfield; Kansas Midwest Student Exchange; Minnesota Duluth UMD Selena Hemsley, UNO Chancellor’s; UNL Canfield; Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation Grace Heinert, Hillsdale Grewcock; Creighton Founders; Baylor Provost’s Gold, LEAD LLC, Baylor Bear, Need-Based Baylor Maggie Hoffman, College of St. Mary Tennis Lynden Hoge, UNO Regents; UNL Regents Claire Johnson, UNL Nebraska Achievement; UNK Deans Erin Jones, UNO Deans; UNL Nebraska Achievement; Benedictine St. Scholastica; Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation Jessica Jones, Northwest Missouri State University Scholar, Green and White Advantage; Doane Trustee’s; Billiken Clare Kendall, UNO Chancellor’s; UNL Canfield; Creighton Founders, Roman Shaffel S.J.; Washington Purple and Gold; Loyola-Chicago Damen Natalia Kruszczak, UNO Deans; Rockhurst Trustee’s, Loyola, McCabe; Nebraska Wesleyan Presidents, Honors Academy; UNL Canfield, Nebraska Legends Nina Kurdika, Creighton University; Methodist Academic Megan Micek, UNO Regents; UNL Regents, Honors; Tailhook Educational Foundation Katherine Moragues, UNK Chancellor’s Grace Novak, UNO Regents; UNL Regents, Honors Julia Pechar, Ohio Signature Awards Program Rachel Pugh, Iowa State of Science and Technology Award for Competitive Excellence, Agricultural General Madison Richter-Egger, UNO Deans; UNL Canfield Lizbeth Rosas, Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation

Madison Schaefer, UNO Chancellor’s Kristen Schulte, Northwest Missouri State University Scholar, Green and White Advantage Sydney Stolze, UNO Chancellor’s, Honors Madison Swanson, First Responders Foundation; Robert Sklenar Memorial; Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation Patience Swiney, Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation Lauren Theiler, Doane Van Hoy, Women’s Track, Legacy; Hastings Pro Rege, Track/ Cross Country; Morningside Founder, Athletic; Dakota Wesleyan Presidential, Volleyball; Santa Lucia Alyssa Turnquist, UNO Deans; UNL Canfield, Nebraska Legends Maureen Voller, Morningside Founders Grace Wagner, UNO Mockelman Memorial, Swimming Meghan Wolbach, Iowa State Recognition

Millard North Kate Smith Key Staffer Journalistic roles: Co-editor-in-chief the last two years; staff Writer as a sophomore. College plans: Creighton University; journalism Parents: Robert and Kristi Smith About: Passionate about journalism, Kate is always looking for an opportunity to hone her skills, whether that be taking on responsibilities beyond yearbook such as writing for the school newspaper or a neighborhood newsletter. She consistently meets deadlines with high-quality work and always maintains professionalism. Her calm demeanor in stressful situations, along with her efficient time management, creates a pleasing yearbook environment for other students. Scholarships offered at Millard North: Josiah Aakre, Millard Public Schools Foundation-Abbott PTO, Mustang Booster Club; Peter Kiewit Institute Walter Scott Jr.; UNL Regents; UNO Regents Haya Abdel Jabbar, UNO Chancellor’s Joshua Adams, Metro Distinction; UNK Deans Odochi Akwani, Creighton Founder’s; Emerson Luminary, Spotlight; New York CAS; Missouri Columbia Diversity Non-Resident Tuition Waiver; UNK Chancellors; UNL Nebraska Achievement; UNO Chancellor’s; Western Washington MAP, President’s, Western Award for Excellence Samantha Ambrose, UNL David Distinguished, Pepsi Scholar Makayla Andersen, Midamerica Nazarene Tuition Exchange Sophia Anderson, Northwest Missouri State Tower, Green and White Advantage Madison Barben, Morningside Dean’s, Music; Nebraska Wesleyan Achievement, Ensemble Performance Grant, Legacy, President’s; Northwest Missouri State Academic Excellence, Bearcat Advantage, Music; South Dakota Coyote Commitment Achievement Elise Baumann, Hastings Athletic-Volleyball, Ringland Alexis Beberniss, Hastings Athletic-Soccer, Crimson; UNL Canfield; UNO Dean’s; Wartburg Grant Allison Begley, Creighton Founder’s; Loyola-Chicago Loyola; St. Louis Dean’s, Faculty Student Exchange Tuition Jack Begley, Greater Omaha Male Scholar Athlete in Football; Metro Conference; MFCA All-Metro Academic; NCPA Academic All State-Basketball, Academic All State-Football; North Dakota State Athletic-Football; CW 15 Thursday Night Lights Scholar Athlete of the Week; UNL Regents Christopher Belik, South Dakota School of Mines & Technology Freshman Patrick Benda, Iowa State Award for Competitive Excellence, College of Engineering; Peter Kiewit Institute Walter Scott Jr.; UNL College of Engineering Scholar; UNO Regents Taryn Benham, Northern Arizona Athletic-Soccer, President’s Tuition-Non-Residents Hayley Benton, UNL Canfield; UNO Chancellor’s Olivia Binsfeld, Arizona Excellence Mason Bogacz, Midland Athletic-Football, Campust Visit Gabrielle Breeling, Nebraska Wesleyan Black & Gold Hailey Britten, UNK Lopers Excellence Grant Brown, Creighton Founder’s; Swarthmore; Kansas KU Excellence, KU Opportunity; UNL Nebraska Achievement; UNO Regents Amanda Cardey, South Dakota Coyote Commitment Achievement; St. Thomas Academic Bailey Cascio, UNO Athletic-Soccer Jake Cera, Millard Public Schools Foundation-Robert Mueller Memorial; Morningside Athletic-Baseball, Founder Mark Champion, UNK Regents; UNL Regents; UNO Regents Rashmi Chataut, Creighton Academic, Grant; Dell Scholar; UNL Opportunity Jessie Chen, Baylor Academic; Creighton Magis, Roman Shaffel S.J.; Loyola-Chicago FACHEX, Presidential; Northeastern Honors; St. Joseph’s Presidential, United Scholars; St. Louis FACHEX, Presidential; Seattle FACHEX, Trustee; Minnesota-Twin Cities National; Rochester International Baccalaureate; San Francisco Scholar, Tuition Exchange Parker Christensen, Midland Arts; Millard Public Schools Foundation-Ezra PTO-Dr. Carol Beaty; Morningside Talent & Academic; UNL Achievement, Legends, Opportunity Paul Circo, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology Grant, Merit; UNL Honors Textbook Program, Regents Tanner Cissell, McCook Community College Anna Bearg Emma Clausen, Baylor Academic; Creighton Founder’s; Millard Public Schools Foundation-Mustang Booster Club; Nebraska Academy of Sciences Marian O. & Bertrand Schultz Memorial; UNL Honors Textbook, Raikes, Regents, Thomas Lauerman; UNO Regents; USC Grant David Clay, UNL David Distinguished, Legends; UNO Regents Morgan Closman, Augustana Grant, Trustees, Maurus & Anna Ronken; Millard Public Schools Foundation-Morton PTO/ Tom Mosser, Mustang Booster Club, North Middle School Hayley Coburn, Millard Public Schools Foundation-Dr. Joannie Wilson Education, Martha Reed Burwell Memorial Thomas Coleman, Augustana Opportunity; Monmouth Dean’s Bailey Collins, South Dakota Coyote Commitment Achievement Tyler Collins, Dordt Chris E. Haan Memorial, Presidential; Evangel Founders, Freshmen Scholars; Midamerica Nazarene Challenge; Millard Public Schools Foundation-Cather PTO, Mustang Booster Club; Northwestern Peale Scholar Christina Combs, Dordt Forensics, Heritage 21 Grant, Presidential; Northwest Missouri State Excellence, Bearcat Advantage, ADG-Northwest Foundation; Northwestern Collegiate, Grant; UNL Opportunity, Tuition Assistance Jackson Cordell, Creighton Founder’s; Kansas KU Excellence; UNK Regents; UNL Canfield, College of Architecture, Pepsi Scholar; UNO Regents Julia Cormack, Creighton Academic, Grant Sofia Cormack, Creighton University Garrett Craig, Buena Vista Arch; Doane Athletic-Football, Van Hoy, Visit; Dordt Presidential, Athletic-Football; Excel Physical Therapy College; Millard Public Schools Foundation-Bill Schnase Memorial; Morningside Achievement, Athletic-Football, Founder, Grants; Peru State Athletic-Football; Saunders County 4-H Council Ethan Cromer, Lindenwood Academic, Athletic-Football Morgan Daubert, Millard Public Schools Foundation-Bernie Vanis Memorial, Jane Rausch Sandoz Memorial, Kiewit Middle

School, Millard Education Association; Morningside Music; UNK Chancellors; UNO Dean’s Trevor Daubert, UNK Chancellors, Cooperating School; UNL Canfield; UNO Dean’s, PDK Legacy Adam DeGroodt, Creighton Founder’s, Roman Shaffel S.J.; Eckerd Founders; Hendrix Academic, College Award; Kansas KU Excellence; Maine Flagship; UNL Canfield Maranda Deplanty, Metro Distinction; Northwest Missouri State Bearcat Advantage, Tower Pranita Devaraju, UNL David Distinguished; UNO Regents Gabrielle DeVries, Augustana Dean’s, Hans & Frida Thorson; Children’s Hospital & Medical Center Preventing Childhood Obesity Community; Metro Omaha Chapter-Oncology Nursing; Rockhurst Bell Tower, Knapp; Missouri-Kansas City Omaha Wichita Chicago NR F/SP, Omaha Wichita Chicago Scsp F/ SP; South Dakota Coyote Commitment Achievement Preethi Dharmavarapu, Creighton Founder’s, Roman Shaffel S.J.; Miami-Ohio Red Hawk Distinction; Kansas KU Excellence; Nebraska Achievement James Dick, Millard Days; Millard Public Schools Foundation-MNHS PAYBAC Career Builder, Morton PTO; UNL Honors Textbook, Regents Brady Doblar, Midland Athletic-Football, Campust Visit Mason Duran, Northwest Missouri State Bearcat Advantage Jacob Dye, Millard Public Schools Foundation-Cottonwood PTA; Kansas Midwest Student Exchange Payden Dyer, Northwest Missouri State Cultural Enrichment Level 2, Green and White Advantage Nicholas Edwards, Hastings Athletic-Track, Ringland; Nebraska Wesleyan Achievement, Black & Gold, Legacy Diana Enzastiga, Colorado State Presidential; UNL David Distinguished, Nebraska Achievement Benjamin Faulk, Baylor Provost’s Gold; Indiana Bloomington Dean’s; UNK Chancellors; UNL Canfield; UNO Regents Olivia Faulk, Baylor Founders Gold; Creighton Founder’s; Arizona Excellence; UNO Dean’s; Oklahoma Non Resident Tuition Waiver; Oregon Apex Andrea Fees, Creighton Founder’s; UNL Achievement Zach Fisk, Northwest Missouri State Cultural Enrichment Level 2, Green and White Advantage Matthew Fitzpatrick, Doane Legacy, Music-Vocal, Tuition Exchange, Van Hoy Visit; Indianapolis Music, Sen. Richard Lugar Academic Recognition Erica Flores, Kansas KU Excellence; Northern Colorado Trustee non-resident Joseph Frazier, Augustana Presidential; Colorado School of Mines President’s; Colorado State Presidential; Iowa State Award for Competitive Excellence; Nebraska Wesleyan Achievement, Governors, Legacy; UNL Canfield, Legends; UNO Chancellor’s Paige Gabriel, Seton Hall Summer, University; UNL Achievement Shivani Gajre, Iowa Old Capitol Achievement; Kansas Midwest Student Exchange Program; UNL Achievement Piyush Gayee, UNL David Distinguished, Honors Textbook, Pepsi Scholar; UNO Regents Aaron Gerdes, Hawaii Athletic-Baseball Ian Ghanavati, Baylor President’s Gold; Kansas Aerospace Engineering, Dean’s, KU Excellence; Minnesota-Twin Cities National; UNL College of Engineering Scholar, Honors Textbook, Regents; UNO Regents Paurnima Ghotikar, UNL Nebraska Achievement Geordana Gonzales, Arizona State New American University Scholar, Research Support, Study Abroad; Butler Freshman Academic; Colorado School of Mines President’s; Creighton Magis, Roman Shaffel S.J.; Fordham Semifinalist; Miami-Ohio Academic Scholars, Merit, Red Hawk Eminence; Oberlin John F. Oberlin; Purdue National Hispanic, Presidential; Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Leadership; UNL Chancellor’s Scholar, Chancellor’s, Honors Textbook, Regents; USC University; Washington-St Louis Rodriguez Morgan Grabowski, Distinguished Young Women; Iowa State Award for Competitive Excellence; Kansas State Purple and White; Nebraska Wesleyan Founders; UNL Regents Elizabeth Griggs, Kansas State Heritage; Millard Public Schools Foundation-Reeder Elementary PTO, Susan Cropper Memorial; Minnesota-Twin Cities National; UNL Honors Textbook, Regents; UNO Regents Hannah Groth, UNL Canfield, Legends Samantha Guido, UNL Chancellor’s Scholar, Chancellor’s, Honors Textbook Jacob Haas, UNL Achievement Ruth Hailu, Case Western Reserve; UNL Honors Textbook, Regents; UNO Regents Madeline Halgren, Creighton Founder’s; Denison Alumni; Fordham Jogues, Tuition; Loyola-Chicago Loyola; Miami-Ohio Red Hawk Distinction; Xavier Muskie, Xavier Award Kaitlyn Hall, UNO Dean’s Madison Hanley, Colorado State Presidential; Girl Scouts Spirit of Nebraska; Kansas State Midwest Student Exchange, MSEP Enhancement; President’s Volunteer Service Jacob Hansen, UNL David Distinguished, Honors Textbook, Legends; UNO Regents Sarah Hanson, Fordham Grant, Jogues; Kansas KU Excellence; Villanova Jackson Hardin, Creighton Magis, Roman Shaffel S.J.; Drake Presidential; Iowa State Award for Competitive Excellence, College of Engineering; Kansas State Engineering Initiative, Midwest Student Exchange; Millard Public Schools Foundation-Abbott PTO; NAIFA-Omaha Chapter; Temple President’s; Kentucky Futures for Non-Residents, Heritage for Non-Residents; UNL College of Engineering, Honors Textbook, Regents; UNO Regents; Pittsburgh Full Tuition Isaiah Harmon, Millard Days; Missouri University of Science and Technology Miner Out-of-State, Miner, University; Iowa Advantage Iowa; UNL Achievement Mackenzie Harte, South Dakota Athletic-Soccer Jillian Hasterlo, Benedictine Academic; Concordia Achievement; DePaul Presidential, Grant; UNL David Distinguished; UNO Regents Morgan Haworth, UNL David Distinguished; UNO Regents Joshua Heller, Millard Days; Millard Public Schools Foundation-Douglas LaMay Memorial, MNHS PAYBAC Career Builder, Robert & Barbara Anderson Memorial Melody Herek, UNL Achievement Justin Hering, UNL Achievement Ashley Hernandez, Wayne State Athletic-Softball, Education Matters Emma Hoffart, Missouri Western State Athletic-Softball, Griffon Waiver, President’s Katherine Holstein, DePaul Dean’s; Fordham; Marist Presidential; Marquette Pere Marquette; Kansas KU Excellence Kelvin Hong, UNL Canfield, Pepsi Scholar Elizabeth Humphus, Dan Whitlock Memorial; Iowa State Award for Competitive Excellence, Generations; Kansas State Midwest Student Exchange, MSEP Enhancement; Millard Public Schools Foundation-Cottonwood PTA; Millard Rotary Club; Rockbrook United Methodist Church Wade and Alice Knapp Memorial; Truman State Merit, Non-Resident Tuition, President’s Leadership; Kansas Midwest Student Exchange; UNK Deans; UNL Canfield, Legends; UNO Chancellor’s Ethan Huss, NMC Sponsorship with Central Community College Sydney Irlbeck, UNL Nebraska Now; UNO Dean’s Hannah Janecek, Millard Public Schools Foundation-Millard Montessori; UNL College of Engineering Scholar, Honors Textbook, Regents Abby Jensen, Hastings Ambassador; Iowa State Academic Recognition; Midamerica Nazarene University; Northwestern Collegiate; Kansas Midwest Student Exchange; South Dakota Coyote Commitment Achievement Madison Johnson, OEA Foundation President’s; Washburn Academic, Athletic-Volleyball Connor Jolley, Millard Public Schools Foundation-Dee Elsberry, Don Stroh Educator, Vintage Financial Group; Runza Student of the Week; UNL Honors Textbook, Raikes, Regents Cassidy Jones, Millard Public Schools Foundation-Dr. Vicki Kaspar Memorial Elizabeth Kangas, UNL David Distinguished; UNO Regents

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Continued from Page 22 Textbook Allowance Brenen Turkel, Creighton University; Midland Presidential Claire Turner, Iowa State Award for Competitive Excellence David Tuttle, UNL David Distinguished; UNO Regents Harsh Uppala, Creighton Magis; UNK Regents; UNO Regents Jayde Valadez, Midland Athletic-Soccer Jessica Walker, Northwest Missouri State Tower, Bearcat Advantage; South Dakota Coyote Commitment Achievement Betty Wang, Boston University Charles River Housing, Grant; UNL Canfield Andrew Waughn, Kansas Midwest Student Exchange Renee Wehrle, Belmont Faculty Scholars, Grant; Creighton Academic, Grant, Roman Shaffel S.J.; Grinnell Founder’s, Harry Hopkins 1912 Grant; Sarah Lawrence Dean’s, Gift Aid; Chicago Grant; UNL Glenn Korff Music, Honors Textbook, Regents; UNO Regents Samuel Wenzl, Northwest Missouri State Bearcat Advantage, Tower Helen Whetstine, Benedictine College; Creighton Academic, Roman Shaffel S.J.; Omaha Jaycees Ten Outstanding Young Omaha Teen Jeanette White, Midland Honors Program; Millard Public Schools Foundation-Cody PTA; NAIFA-Omaha Chapter; UNL Regents; UNO Regents Laura Whorley, DAR Good Citizens; Millard Days; Millard Lions Club Community Service; Millard Public Schools Foundation-Mustang Booster Club; Millard Rotary Club; South Dakota State Academic; UNL Canfield, Honors Textbook Lindsay Wilbur, Dordt Athletic-Softball, Presidential; UNK Chancellors; UNL Canfield Dawson Williams, Creighton Founder’s; Loyola-Chicago Trustee; Regis Trustees; St. Louis Dean’s; Seattle Campion Andrew Wine, South Dakota Coyote Commitment Achievement Evan Wohlers, Case Western Reserve Michelson-Morley; Iowa State College of Engineering; UNL College of Engineering, Regents; Tulsa Tuition, Vision Ashley Woodfill, College of the Atlantic Presidential; Hawaii Pacific Honors, Pono; New College of Florida Grant, Waiver; Maine Flagship; UNK Regents; UNL Regents; UNO Regents Justin Xiong, National Merit; UNL Forrest C. Blood Jr., Honors Textbook, Regents Christa Yong, Coe Diversity Leadership, Grant, Impact, Trustee; Creighton Founder’s; Distinguished Young Women; Iowa State Award for Competitive Excellence; Junior League of Omaha Volunteer; Millard Public Schools Foundation-Buell Jipp Memorial, Kiewit Middle School; Morningside President’s; Iowa National Scholars; UNK Regents; UNL Honors Textbook, Nebraska Achievement; UNO Chancellor’s Christina Youn, UNL Regents Domenic Zambuto, UNL Canfield, Legends; UNO Chancellor’s Kevin Zhao, UNL Achievement Tuition Waiver; UNO Chancellor’s Joseph Ziegenhorn, Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation; UNL Achievement

Millard South Alyssa Soppe Key Staffer Journalistic role: Editor-in-chief of Common Sense (Millard South’s school newspaper) for two consecutive years. College plans: Undecided; music education Parents: Sheila Soppe About: Alyssa leads by example by meeting her own story deadlines and modeling excellent time management. She budgets time in her busy schedule of extracurricular obligations to ensure all the layouts are complete and ready for press on time. Scholarships offered at Millard South: Anne Abalekpor, UNL emerging leaders Corey Anderson, UNL achievement; Concordia Dean’s; Hastings Ringland; Michigan Technological Katherine Anderson, UNO Dean’s; Kansas school of music; UMKC Conservatory of Music & Dance-music; UNL Glenn Korff School of Music, marching band, Canfield, legends Matthew Anderson, UNO Regents Nathan Andrews, UNO Regents Nathan Andrews, UNL Regents, honors textbook, AIM Zachary Angleton, Aksarben-Horatio Alger Career Samuel Barry, MPS Foundation-Wennstedt Outstanding swimmer Jacob Battaglia, Nebraska Wesleyan black & gold, achievement; MPS Foundation-Buell Jipp Memorial; Northwest Missouri State excellence, Bearcat advantage Alyssa Beeson, Northwest Missouri State academic, Bearcat advantage Leah Beran, Nebraska Wesleyan Presidents; UNO Dean’s; UNL Canfield, opportunity, legends; Doane Presidential, visit, instrumental music, vocal music Emmalee Bielenberg, UNO Regents; MPS Foundation-Central Middle School, Norris Elementary PTO; UNL Chancellor’s, honors textbook; UNK Regents; Iowa State award for competitive excellence; Grinnell Founders; Minnesota-Twin Cities Presidential; Burger King Inc. Maya Bielski, Kansas midwest student exchange Ashley Bierwirth, Nebraska Wesleyan black & gold, College Possible; Luther College Martin Luther Krysa Birdsley, UNO Dean’s Hailey Boden, Graceland President’s, founders, trustees merit, athletic; Graceland trustees merit, athletic, founders Kathryn Botkin, Nebraska State Historical Society Foundation-World War II; UNO Regents; UNL Regents; UNK Regents; Millard South High School Patriot Leadership Cassidy Bruns, UNO Dean’s; Midland Presidential; UNK Chancellor’s; Hastings Ambassador Trinity Buchholz, Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation Schyler Buckland, UNO Regents; UNL Canfield Shelby Burgers, UNO Chancellor’s; UNL Canfield; Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation Cameron Burkard, Nebraska Wesleyan Presidents, achievement, athletic Mallory Burton, MPS Foundation-Dee Elsberry Memorial, Kamela Lamberty Memorial, Dr. Vicki Kaspar Memorial; Elks Foundation-Elks district Taylor Byers, Aksarben-Horatio Alger Career Jace Caniglia, Midland athletic Christian Cariglio, Metro distinction Keegan Case, Nebraska Wesleyan black & gold, achievement; Peru State cooperating schools, athletic; Hastings athletic; Doane trustees, athletic; Concordia Dean’s, athletic; Midland athletic; Benedictine academic; MPS Foundation-Reagan Elementary Benjamin Chamberlin, Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation Zachary Charity, MPS Foundation-Neihardt Elementary PTO; Hastings academic, athletic Chelsea Chmura, Nebraska Wesleyan athletic Angelica Cipriano, UNO Chancellor’s, Scottish Rite, regents; UNK Chancellor’s; Creighton Founders; UNL Canfield Courtney Collins, Drake Presidential Sara Collins, Southeast Community College athletic Miriam Cortes, Evansville theatre; Theatre Arts Guild; Nebraska Thespian Austin Coufal, UNO Regents; UNL Canfield; UNK Chancellor’s Bailey Crouch, Aksarben-Horatio Alger Career Katherine Cruz, UNL emerging leaders Ayoko Dalmeida, Aksarben-Horatio Alger Career

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Nelson Memorial, Andersen Middle School, Grove Nelson Memorial, Harole Helme Memorial; Millard Lions Club LEO; UNL Regents, honors textbook Chase Heywood, Central Community College Lee Eileen Saathoff Eric Hiatt, UNO Chancellor’s; Morningside Presidential, athletic; Peru State trustees, athletic; Doane Presidential, athletic; Hastings athletic, academic; Midland athletic; Dordt Presidential; Ben Petrzilka; Omaha Education Foundation Olivia Hunt, MPS Foundation-Holling Heights Elementary; UNL emerging leaders Paige Huscroft, UNO Regents; UNL Regents Payton Huscroft, UNL athletic Nathaniel Iverson, UNL Regents; UNO Regents; David West Hawksworth Fund Brianna Jackson, Aksarben-Horatio Alger Career Aidan Johnston, UNL opportunity Elisabeth Johnston, Midland athletic Abigail Kane, UNO Regents, honors learning community Adele Kanley, UNO Regents; UNL David Distinguished, honors textbook, Dohrman; Dell Scholars; Creighton Founders, Roman Shaffel S.J.; Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation Nicholas Kizlin, Jewish Federation of Omaha Shane Kochenderfer, UNO Chancellor’s; MPS Foundation-Educational Paraprofessional Association of Millard, Hitchcock PTO Logan Kohler, MPS Foundation-Sandoz Elementary Richard Koltas, UNO Dean’s Tyler Korisko, UNO Regents Taylor Krajicek, UNO Dean’s; UNL Canfield; Millard Focus on Youth Rotary Samantha Langdon, Nebraska Wesleyan Governors, College Possible; UNO Regents; UNL Canfield; Gallup Organization; Bergman Incentives Nia Lara, Aksarben-Horatio Alger Career Harlie Launer, Metro distinction; Millard Rotary vocational Michelle Lavelle, Nebraska Wesleyan founders, College Possible; St. Louis Vice President tuition, enhanced merit; Miami Red Hawk Eminence, academic; Iowa State award for competitive excellence; UNL regents; Minnesota-Duluth academic; Concordia Presidents; UNO Regents; Creighton academic, Roman Shaffel S.J.; New Mexico Amigo; Minnesota national; Charles & Myrtle Stroud Memorial; CLA Freshman Research & Creative Ashley Leinen, Millard Days; Northwest Missouri State academic, green & white advantage Samantha Leland, UNO Chancellor’s; Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation Nicholas Lengyel, UNO Regents Connor Little, Northwest Missouri State green & white advantage Jonathan Lopez Vigil, Nebraska Wesleyan archway, achievement, athletic Wolf Lucas, UNL Canfield, U.S. Air Force ROTC; U.S. Air Force Academy appointment; UNO Dean’s Kendall Ludwick, Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation Karissa Madrigal, UNL emerging leaders; Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation Trey Malsam, UNO Dean’s Evan Mangen, UNO Chancellor’s Samuel Mantzaris, Aksarben-Horatio Alger Career Emma Martin, Augustana trustees honor; Drake Presidential; North Carolina-Wilmington Seahawk; Montana leadership, achievement & service; Creighton founders, Roman Shaffel S.J.; UNL David Distinguished; UNO Regents; Fr. Joseph Labaj Evelin Martinez, UNL emerging leaders Delenn McBee, Kansas City Art Institute merit Cassie McArdle, Peru State Dean’s; Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation Rachel McClannan, Millard Business Community Foundation; John Brown Dean’s; UNK Dean’s Omar Menjivar, Aksarben-Horatio Alger Career; Oriental Trading Company Branden Mills, Midland athletic Alan Miranda-Valencia, Metro distinction Emily Monette-Waters, Kansas Jayhawks Generations; Creighton founders; UNL achievement Alejandra Moreno, Flagler College Presidential, Ponce De Leon; UNK Dean Jordyn Motsinger, Nebraska Wesleyan black & gold, College Possible Eric Murcek, UNO Regents; Tulsa vision, honors, heritage; Creighton Magis, Roman Shaffel S.J.; Drake Presidential, Trustee Serena Nelson, St. Paul’s Lutheran Church of Millard endowment; Peru State cooperating schools Alyna Nguyen, UNL achievement; Creighton merit Francisco Nguyen, Metro distinction Joseph Nguyen, UNO Dean’s, Chancellor’s Alexa Nichols, Millard Lions Club community service; Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation Eulalia Nicolas, Aksarben-Horatio Alger Career Miranda Niemeier, UNK Dean’s, music Nicholas Nyholm, Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation Skylar Obara, UNO Dean’s; UNL Canfield Jennah Oliva, Kansas City Art Institute merit Austin Olson, UNO Dean’s Avery Owen, UNO Chancellor’s Aaron Parker, Northwest Missouri State Bearcat advantage, academic excellence Jasmine Parmley, UNO Regents; UNL Regents, honors textbook; Dartmouth general;

Harvard faculty; California-Berkeley MCAP; National Merit; Iowa academic success, Old Gold; Creighton Roman Shaffel S.J., Magis; Minnesota national, gold scholar Jordan Pattrin, Hastings Ringland Madilyn Phelps, Nebraska Wesleyan black & gold, achievement; Coe academic; MPS Foundation-Beth Ann Brooks Memorial Emma Phillipson, Bellevue University athletic, freshman academic Emily Philo, Nebraska Wesleyan Governors, achievement; St. Louis Vice President tuition, enhanced merit; Rockhurst Breen, regents; UNL Regents; MPS Foundation-Ackerman Elementary AVT Daniel Pierson, Friends of Music; B & G Award; Marilyn Haitz Pierson Music Evan Powell, UNO Regents; UNL Regents, honors textbook; Creighton Presidential; Hastings Crimson; Northwest Missouri State Distinguished, Bearcat advantage; Doane Presidential Madeline Price, MPS Foundation-Bob & Mary Lykke, Jon Lopez Memorial, Keith Lutz educator, Martha Reed Burwell memorial, Sandoz Elementary Noah Prochaska, Metro distinction Harrison Pruitt, UNL achievement Nicole Psota, Northwest Missouri State Bearcat advantage, academic excellence; UNK Chancellor’s William Purcell, Nebraska Wesleyan black & gold, achievement; Northwest Missouri State academic excellence, Bearcat advantage Noah Rasmussen, Missouri Western State academic, athletic Amanda Record, UNL achievement; UNK Dean’s Matthew Reisinger, MPS Foundation-Disney Elementary PTO; Clements band Sejla Ridjic, Nebraska Wesleyan black & gold, College Possible Nathan Rodriguez, Northern State athletic, WolfPACT; Morningside founders, athletic Oscar Rodriguez, Aksarben-Horatio Alger Career Nathan Rohr, UNO Regents; Walter Scott Jr.; UNL Regents; Hawksworth Engineering Jacob Rosenthan, Aksarben-Horatio Alger Career Rosalia Saavedra, Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation Lauren Sanders, Sioux Falls athletic Shayla Schelm, Nebraska Wesleyan black & gold, achievement Zachary Seaman, Nebraska Machinery Company Sydney Slosson, Nebraska Wesleyan Governors, achievement; MPS Foundation-Rob Wennstedt outstanding swimmer, Millard Education Association; UNO Chancellor’s; UNL Canfield; Truman State non-resident tuition, TruMerit, Presidents honorary; Minnesota national; Creighton founders, Roman Shaffel S.J. Ashley Smith, Creighton merit Logan Smith, Nebraska Wesleyan black & gold Taelar Solano, College of St. Mary athletic Taylor Somers, Oklahoma State out-of-state achievement, athletic; Runza student of the week; Metropolitan Conference Alyssa Soppe, Aksarben-Horatio Alger Career; Centris Federal Credit Union; MPS Foundation-Harry & Elizabeth Andersen Memorial, Excellence; Millard Lions Club; UNO Regents; Millard Days; UNL Regents, honors textbook, Glenn Korff School of Music, marching band, concert ensemble, Hixson-Lied undergraduate; Burger King Inc.; Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation Nadeline Sprague, Kansas City, Kansas Community College debate Madison Stearnes, UNK athletic, Dean’s Meagan Stimach, Midland Presidential Hunter Sunquist, Metro distinction Jena Thompson, UNO Dean’s; UNL Canfield, Distinguished; Education Matters; Dover Memorial; Special Ability Music; Music Performance; Northwest Missouri State Distinguished, Bearcat advantage Samuel Tovar, Aksarben-Horatio Alger Career Justin Trenkamp, Iowa State award for competitive excellence, generations, academic; Kansas excellence Braden Trimble, Aksarben-Horatio Alger Career; Midland athletic Nyaruach Tuom, Aksarben Cody Turner, Chadron State Myrtle Stickney & Perry Moody Memorial Jack Tweedy, Northwest Missouri State academic, Bearcat advantage Rylie Unzicker, UNL athletic Tatum Vankooten, UNK Dean’s; Creighton academic Raimy Washington, Nebraska Wesleyan achievement Claire Watson, UNO Regents; UNL Regents, David Distinguished Sydney Watton, UNO Regents; MPS Foundation-Disney Elementary PTO; UNL legends, David Distinguished; UNK Regents; Creighton academic Douglas Weidner, Midland athletic Mackenzie Wentz, UNL achievement; Northwest Missouri State Tower, Bearcat advantage Emily Weyant, Hastings athletic Kyle White, Nebraska Wesleyan achievement; Ralston Fraternal Order of Police William D. White memorial; Northwest Missouri State Bearcat advantage, university scholar Blake Wiese, UNK Dean’s Samantha Wonder, UNO Regents; UNL Regents Ziara York, UNO Dean’s; Millard Focus on Youth Rotary Caitlyn Ziegler, UNO Regents

Millard West Mekenzie Looney Key Staffer Journalistic role: Editor-in-chief of the Prowler yearbook College plans: Missouri;

journalism Parents: Brian and Susie Looney About: Mekenzie exemplifies what it means to be a journalist. She’s truthful, objective and fair. Her hard work, coupled with her strong sense of responsibility and humor, have made her an invaluable editor. Whether it’s writing, editing, photography or design, she tackles her assignments with dignity and poise. Scholarships offered at Millard West: Hayley Addison, Florida State Presidential; Hawaii Manoa Academic Merit; West Florida Presidential Saisha Adhikari, Baylor Dean’s Gold; Creighton Founder’s; Loyola-Chicago Loyola; UNL Nebraska Achievement Azaria Ahl, UNL Regents Matthew Anderson, Nebraska Wesleyan Achievement, Founders, Legacy; National Merit T.D. Ameritrade; UNL Regents; UNO Regents Samantha Anton, Aksarben Horatio Alger Career Logan Armbrust, Iowa State Award for Competitive Excellence; UNO Regents Nicholas Azara, Creighton Roman Shaffel, S.J.; UNK Regents; UNL Nebraska Achievement; UNO Regents Erin Backhaus, Creighton Magis, Roman Shaffel, S.J.; Loyola Presidential; Nebraska Wesleyan Governors; Regis Trustees’; Rockhurst Breen, Lakas English; St. Catherine Presidential, Venture; Iowa Old Gold; Minnesota-Twin Cities National; UNK Regents; UNL Regents; UNO Regents; Northern Iowa Out-of-State Scholar, Provost Rachael Baker, Oral Roberts Academic, Women’s Soccer Tianna Barth, Arizona State Non-Resident President’s; Iowa State Award for Competitive Excellence; Loyola-Chicago Presidential; UNK Regents; UNL Regents; UNO Regents; South Florida Green & Gold Presidential Christina Becker, Creighton Founder’s; Loyola-Chicago Presidential; Denver Provost; UNL David Distinguished, Nebraska Legends; UNO CBA Scholars Academy, Chancellor’s, Entrepreneurial Living Learning Community; Washington Seattle Purple &

Gold Lindsay Belohrad, Millard Public Schools Foundation-Dr. Vicki Kaspar Memorial, Morton PTA-Bob Lykke; Texas Christian Founders; UNL Canfield, Chancellor’s Brandon Beresh, Nebraska Wesleyan Black & Gold; UNK Dean’s Dayna Berry, UNL Nebraska Achievement, Nebraska Legends; UNO Regents Celina Bhakta, UNL Nebraska Achievement Shannon Bigler, McAleer/Pierce Memorial; UNL Canfield; UNO Chancellor’s Easton Bischoff, Utah State Non-Resident Aggie Sierra Bishop, UNO Chancellor’s Derek Bithell, Millard Public Schools Foundation-Millard West Wildcat Wrestling; Missouri Science & Technology Football, Project Lead the Way Biomedical Logan Black, Creighton Softball Sydney Blumel, UNL Regents; UNO Regents Dane Boham, Creighton Academic, Rev. Joseph Labaj; UNL Nebraska Achievement Julia Bond, UNL Canfield Christopher Brady, UNL Canfield; UNO Regents Nicholas Brasel, Millard Public Schools Foundation-Bryce Gerhardt Memorial Mallory Broady, Central Missouri Choose Red, Red & Black, Women’s Soccer Benjamin Brown, UNO Dean’s Samuel Brown, Millard Public Schools Foundation Russell Middle School; Oklahoma National Merit; Iowa Old Gold; Minnesota-Twin Cities Cyrus Northrop, National; UNK Regents; UNL Chancellor’s, Honors Textbook, National Merit; UNO Regents Trent Brown, UNK Chancellor’s; UNL Canfield, Nebraska Legends; UNO Dean’s Kamryn Buchanan, UNL Nebraska Emerging Leader Bailey Buschelman, Metro Distinction Maisy Busskohl, Wayne State Black and Gold Academic Excellence Jeremy Butsyak, UNO Dean’s Emma Campbell, Concordia Regent’s, Women’s Track & Cross Country; Doane Women’s Basketball, Women’s Track, Presidential, Visit; Nebraska Wesleyan Governors Alivia Carlton, UNK Merit, Regents; UNL Canfield; UNO Regents Hannah Carron, Northwest Missouri State Bearcat Advantage, Distinguished; Truman State Non-Resident Tuition, President’s, TruMerit; UNO Chancellor’s Sydney Cassalia, U.S. Military Academy Women’s Soccer Minwook Chae, Millard Business Community Foundation-We Are All Patriots; UNL Honors Textbook, Regents; UNO Regents Alexis Christiansen, Creighton Founder’s Cassidy Cielocha, Creighton Founder’s; Drake Presidential; Rockhurst Breen; UNL David Distinguished; UNO Regents Katherine Ciesielski, Kansas Jayhawk Generations; UNK Regents; UNL Honors Textbook, Regents; UNO Regents Mandy Clark, Iowa Western Women’s Soccer Lois Corey, UNK Regents; UNL Canfield Catherine Cowell, UNL Canfield; UNO Chancellor’s Anna Dawkins, Millard Public Schools Foundation-Educational Paraprofessional Association of Millard; UNL Nebraska Achievement Aaron DeLay, Concordia Christiansen Music Performance, Excellence, Priority Cobber; UNL Concert Ensemble, Glenn Korff School of Music, Marching Band, Concert Band Brandon Dewispelare, UNO Chancellor’s Joslyn Dietsch, UNO Dean’s Brady Dodds, Metro Students of Distinction; UNO Regents Alexander Dukart, Fox 42 Scholar Athlete of the Year; Millard Public Schools Foundation-Millard West Wildcat Wrestling; UNL College of Engineering, Durham School of Architectural Engineering, Regents; UNO Regents, Walter Scott Jr. Margaret Durbin, Concordia Volleyball; UNK Dean’s; UNL Canfield; UNO Dean’s Morgan Edwards, Elite Cheer Senior Jackson Ehlert, UNL Canfield Taylor Ellis, UNL Canfield; UNO Regents Jonathan Engelbart, Ottawa Men’s Golf, Dome, Special Event Sarah Eriksen, Nebraska Wesleyan Black & Gold Brandt Evans, Metro Distinction Erik Fahner, Drake Men’s Soccer, Presidential Anna Farley, Creighton Academic Allison Feldman, UNK Chancellor’s; UNL Canfield; UNO Dean’s Andrew Feller, Nebraska Wesleyan Achievement, Black & Gold Kacie Fischer, Millard Public Schools Foundation-Dr. Robert Williams Memorial, Rick & Bonnie Kolowski Educator Scholars; UNL Canfield, Nebraska Legends; UNO Dean’s Nicholas Fisichella, Northern State WolfPACT; South Dakota Coyote Commitment Promise Kayli Flemington, UNL Nebraska Achievement Sierra Foley, UNK Chancellor’s; UNL David Distinguished; UNO Regents Caden Frank, Fort Hays State Academic Opportunity, Honor College Tier 2, Men’s Soccer Emma Frerichs, Nebraska Wesleyan Achievement Mary Frerichs, Millard Public Schools Foundation-Wheeler Elementary Tanner Fridrich, Millard Public Schools Foundation-Norris Elementary PTO; Target; UNK Chancellor’s; UNL Canfield; UNO Chancellor’s Colin Fuller, Millard Public Schools Foundation-Beau Iske Insurance Agency, Holling Heights PTA Carrie Geertgens, UNL Nebraska Achievement Hannah Gehle, Hastings Art, Ringland Thomas Gerot, U.S. Army ROTC Ike Skelton Early Commissioning Antonia Giebler, UNO Dean’s Madison Gigaroa, Aksarben Horatio Alger Career Alec Gilroy, Iowa State Award for Competitive Excellence Caitlyn Glenn, Missouri Western State President’s Academic Alan Godfrey, UNL Canfield; UNO Regents Kyle Goodwin, UNO Dean’s Christopher Green, UNO Dean’s Andrew Griess, UNO Dean’s Camdon Griffiths, Midland Football Brendan Gunter, UNL David Distinguished; UNO Regents William Guo, UNL Regents; UNO Regents Dawson Guzman, Simpson Carver Fellows Jeremy Hacker, Concordia Academic; Millard Lions Club Community Service; Millard West Cross Country Jaida Hagedorn, Millard Public Schools Foundation-Dee Elsberry Memorial, Millard Education Association; UNL Canfield; UNO Dean’s Tyler Hahn, Iowa State Award for Competitive Excellence; Kansas Dean’s, Excellence; UNL David Distinguished Christian Hall, Buena Vista Heritage; Doane Legacy, Men’s Golf, Presidential, Visit; Nebraska Wesleyan President’s Harrison Hallowell, Nebraska Wesleyan Achievement, Black & Gold Koby Ham, Arizona State Nonresident Provost’s Jacob Hamsa, Nebraska Wesleyan Achievement, President’s; UNL Canfield; UNO Dean’s Jarod Hamsa, Utah Academic Excellence; UNL Honors Textbook, Regents; UNO Regents; San Diego Academic, Alcala Simon Hay, Northwest Missouri State Academic Excellence, Bearcat Advantage; Wayne State Basketball, Theodore & Mary Dohrman Benjamin Heckart, Metro Distinction Tyler Heiman, U.S. Air Force ROTC; UNL Canfield, Nebraska Legends; UNO Chancellor’s Benjamin Heckart, Metro Distinction Jared Henderson, UNL Canfield; UNO Dean’s Oscar Hernandez-Garza, Aksarben Horatio Alger Career Seth Hirsch, Wisconsin Madison Cross Country & Track Gregory Hirst, Creighton Roman Shaffel S.J.; Elks National Foundation Most Valuable Student; Millard Public Schools Foundation-Buell-Jipp Memorial, George F. Russell Middle School, Excellence, Willowdale PTO; Utah State Non-Resident Dean’s, Non-Resident Presidential Paige Hitchens, UNL Nebraska Emerging Leader Helen Hitz, Clemson Out-of-State Academic;

Creighton Magis; Lewis & Clark Barbara Hirschi Neely; Michigan State Presidential Study Abroad; Michigan Tuition; St. Louis Vice Presidents’; Temple President’s; Alabama Presidential; Mississippi Academic Excellence Non-Resident, Academic Excellence, Academic Excellence Technology; UNK Regents; UNL Regents; New Mexico Freshman Amigo; Pittsburgh Academic Katie Hochwender, Northwest Missouri State Merit, Green and White Advantage Mercedes Hoffner, Millard Public Schools Foundation-Rohwer Elementary PTO; UNL Canfield; UNO Dean’s Benjamin Holman, Millard Public Schools Foundation-Millard West Wildcat Wrestling Rachel Holt, Ohio Signature; Truman State Non-Resident Tuition, President’s, TruMerit; UNL Canfield, Chancellor’s; UNO Regents John House, UNL Canfield; UNO Dean’s Brooklyn Housh, Benedictine College; First Responders Foundation Excellence; Millard Public Schools Foundation-Morton PTA-Suzanne Hinman; Northwest Missouri State Bearcat Advantage, Distinguished; UNK Chancellor’s; UNL Canfield; UNO Dean’s Taylor Houston, Northwest Missouri State Bearcat Advantage, Tower Ryan Jansen, Doane Van Hoy, Visit, Vocal Music Alexis Johnson, UNL Regents Kaitlynn Johnson, Doane Track & Field; First Responders Foundation Excellence; Methodist Volunteen Senior; Millard Public Schools Foundation-Jim Johnston Memorial, Reagan Elementary; Millard West Cross Country; Missouri Western State Women’s Cross Country; Omaha Firefighters Credit Union; UNK Chancellor’s; UNL Canfield, Honors Textbook, Pepsi Service; UNO Dean’s, Track & Field Reeve Johnson, Northwestern Peale; UNO Regents Zane Johnson, Kansas State College of Agriculture, Midwest Student Exchange Program Elisabeth Johnston, Midland Campus Visit, Cheerleading Emily Jones, Northwest Missouri State Bearcat Advantage, Tower Brianna Juma, Drake Presidential; Kansas State Purple & White; Millard Public Schools Foundation-Beadle Middle School, Black Elk Elementary; National Merit State Farm Companies Foundation; St. Paul’s Lutheran Church Endowment Board; Kansas Dean’s, Department of Chemical & Petroleum, Non-Resident KU Excellence; UNK Regents; UNL College of Education & Human Sciences, Honors Textbook, Regents; UNO Regents Tanner Kalb, Millard Business Community Foundation; Northwest Missouri State Distinguished, Bearcat Advantage; UNL David Distinguished, Nebraska Legends; UNO Chancellor’s Morgan Keebler, Colorado Colorado Springs Peak Mason Kenney, UNL Nebraska Achievement, Nebraska Legends; UNO Chancellor’s Mary Killeen, UNL Canfield; UNO Chancellor’s; South Dakota Coyote Commitment Achievement Allysa Kimpson, Northwest Missouri State Track & Field Brady Klein, Arizona State President’s; Colorado Boulder Presidential; UNL Honors Textbook, Raikes School of Computer Science, Regents Garrett Kocis, Millard Public Schools Foundation-GE Nelson Memorial; Wichita State Baseball, Heritage Merit Maya Konwinski, Northwest Missouri State Green and White Advantage, University Scholar Andrew Krusemark, UNL Honors Textbook, Regents; UNO Regents Andrew Kusleika, Arizona Excellence; UNL Nebraska Achievement Kerli Kuuseoks, UNL Canfield, Nebraska Legends; UNO Chancellor’s Matthew Lagerstrom, UNL Canfield Mikayla Langdon, Kansas Non-Resident KU Excellence UNO Chancellor’s Camryn Larsen, Creighton Founder’s; Nebraska Wesleyan Achievement, Legacy, President’s Braeden Lepin, Nebraska Wesleyan Achievement, President’s; UNL Canfield; UNO Dean’s Kaitlin Lesmeister, Buena Vista Merit Lauren Loofe, Northwest Missouri State Bearcat Advantage, Tower Jennifer Love, UNL Canfield Eugene Lu, UNO Chancellor’s Emma Lueck, UNL Nebraska Achievement Spencer Lueders, UNO Dean’s Connor Luttrell, UNL Canfield Madisson Magee, Arizona State Non-Resident President’s; Creighton Academic, Rev. Joseph Labaj; Loyola-Chicago Presidential; Texas Christian Dean’s; Kansas Non-Resident KU Excellence; Minnesota-Twin Cities National; UNL David Distinguished, Honors Textbook Maria Mainelli, UNL Canfield; UNO Dean’s Maria Markley, Aksarben Horatio Alger Career; Coordinating Commission for Postsecondary Education Brandon McClintock, Morningside Achievement, Baseball, Dean’s Mikayla McClure, Millard Public Schools Foundation-Martha Reed Burwell Memorial Samuel McDermott, Millard Public Schools Foundation-Black Elk Elementary; Omaha Music Teachers Association; UNO CBA Scholars Academy, Honors Learning Community, Regents Nicholas McDonald, UNL Regents; UNO Regents Taylor McMartin, Augustana Dean’s, Out-ofState; Elon Presidential; Rockhurst Breen, Regent’s; St. Louis Vice Presidents’; UNL Regents; UNO Regents Joel Meyer, Illinois Institute of Technology Camras; Millard Days; Kansas Excellence; UNL Regents Justin Meyer, Iowa State Award for Competitive Excellence; Millard Days; Central Florida Merit; UNL College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, Honors Textbook, Regents; UNO Regents Sean Michel, UNL David Distinguished; UNO Chancellor’s; UNL David Distinguished Zachary Miller, Creighton Founder’s; Embry-Riddle Aeronautical Chancellor’s; Jacksonville Tuition Exchange; UNO Dean’s Emily Morgan, Millard Public Schools Foundation-Pamela Breci Memorial; Northwest Missouri State Bearcat Advantage, Distinguished; UNL College of Education & Human Sciences, Regents William Morris, UNL Regents; UNO Regents Marissa Morrison, Doane Earn Your Shield, Van Hoy, Visit; Millard Public Schools Foundation-Barbara Winterburn Boettner Memorial Dillon Murman, Nebraska Wesleyan Governors Brea Murnan, Central Journey, Presidential; Doane Legacy, Softball, Van Hoy, Visit Shannon Myers, Creighton Academic, CU, Roman Shaffel S.J.; Grinnell Founder’s; Regis Trustees’ Ryan Narducci, Millard Public Schools Foundation-Kiwanis Club of Southwest Omaha Key Club; UNL Regents; UNO Regents Devon Nelson, UNO Chancellor’s Elizabeth Nelson, Grand Canyon President; Terumo Americas Holding; Kansas Midwest Student Exchange; UNL Canfield, Nebraska Legends Callahan Netsch, Arizona State Dean’s, Solutions Bailey Newsome, Graceland Trustees’ Merit; UNL Honors Textbook, Regents Kayla Nigh, Lindenwood Academic Merit, Leadership; Midland Academic, Campus Visit, Cheerleading; Northwest Missouri State Green & White Advantage, Merit Lindsay Nigh, Lindenwood Academic Merit, Leadership; Midland Academic, Anderson Leader-Athlete, Campus Visit; Northwest Missouri State Academic Excellence Bearcat Advantage Melanie Nissen, Northwest Missouri State Bearcat Advantage, Tower; South Dakota Coyote Commitment Achievement Colin O’Connell, Colorado School of Mines President’s; Colorado State Honors, President’s; Colorado-Boulder Chancellor’s; Colorado Denver Distinguished; UNL David Distinguished, Nebraska Legends William Olson, UNK Baseball, Loper Excellence Hennysa Omoregie, UNO Regents Noelle Ortman, UNL Canfield; UNO Chancellor’s Jackson Ostergaard, UNL Canfield; UNO Chancellor’s Molina Otte, Millard Public Schools Foundation-Montessori; UNL Nebraska Achievement Thomas Owens, UNL Canfield; UNO Chancellor’s

Rachel Packwood, UNO Dean’s Christopher Pepek, Metro Distinction Olivia Pesek, Kansas Women’s Soccer Bridget Petersen, Evangel Founders, Volleyball Jackson Peterson, UNL Nebraska Achievement; UNO Regents Shanell Peterson, Grand Canyon Dean’s, Priority Registration Megan Phillips, DePaul St. Vincent de Paul Connor Pierson, Florida State Freshman; UNL Regents Samuel Polsley, UNL Canfield; UNO Dean’s April Post, UNL Canfield, Nebraska Legends Christopher Powell, UNL Nebraska Achievement Emma Powell, Columbia Scholar; Dean College Performing Arts; Doane Presidential Kelsie Prall, UNL Canfield; UNO Dean’s Emma Raabe, Millard Public Schools Foundation-Ackerman Elementary PTO; UNL Canfield; UNO Chancellor’s Masood Rahmanzai, Metro Governors; UNL Nebraska Achievement William Ramsey, Creighton Magis, Roman Shaffel, S.J.; UNL Regents; UNO Honors Learning Community, Regents Clara Rangel, UNL Nebraska Achievement Allison Reddel, UNL Canfield; UNO Dean’s Jordan Reier, Concordia Baseball Emily Rice, UNL Nebraska Achievement Brianna Rogers, Nebraska Methodist Excellence in Allied Health Ruby Roman, Aksarben Horatio Alger Career Alyssa Ross, Northwest Missouri State Academic Excellence, Bearcat Advantage; UNK Art Department, Loper Excellence Nathan Ruzicka, UNO Dean’s Brooke Sanchez, UNL Nebraska Emerging Leader; UNO Dean’s Jonathan Schaffer, UNO Dean’s Sarah Scharpenburg, Millard Public Schools Foundation-Jeffery Koehly Memorial Matthew Schefcik, UNK Chancellor’s; UNL Nebraska Achievement; UNO Dean’s, Urban Health Opportunities Ryley Scherer, Northwest Missouri State Bearcat Advantage, Distinguished; UNL Canfield; UNO Dean’s Riley Schinzel, Kansas Non-Resident KU Excellence; UNK Regents; UNL David Distinguished; UNO Regents Nicholas Schmidt, Metro Distinction Allyson Schmitz, Metro Distinction; UNL Canfield Ethan Schuler, Creighton Founder’s; UNO Regents Benjamin Schulz, Colorado Christian Trustees’; Southwest Baptist Founder’s Emily Schuster, UNL David Distinguished; UNO Chancellor’s Austen Sellers, UNO Chancellor’s Rana Sharif, Active Life; Signet Classic Essay; Ayn Rand-Fountain Head; Gen & Kelly Tanabe; Jetaanc; MoolahSPOT; Tip Top Tux Daniel Simerly, UNL Canfield, Glenn Korff School of Music, Nebraska Legends; UNO Regents Colton Sliva, Wayne State James A. 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Leonard Lewis; Western Fraternal Life Association Education & Charitable Foundation-Lodge 38 Jarrett Weitl, Benedictine St. Scholastica; Northwest Missouri State Bearcat Advantage, Distinguished; Wayne State Presidential Carter Wilken, Millard Public Schools Foundation-Jim Johnston Memorial; UNL Canfield Samantha Wilkins, Northwest Missouri State Bearcat Advantage, Tower; Nebraska Wesleyan Achievement, Black & Gold Dawson Wills, UNL Canfield; UNO Dean’s Shea Wilson, Drake Presidential; Northwest Missouri State Academic Excellence, Bearcat Advantage; South Dakota State Yellow and Blue Alex Wissing, UNO Chancellor’s Jacob Wolfe, South Dakota State Jackrabbit Guarantee Florian Wurtele, Omaha Firefighters Credit Union; UNL Honors Textbook, Regents; UNO Regents Wyliam Wyatt, Northwest Missouri State Cultural Enrichment Level 1, Green and White Advantage, University Scholar Gabrielle Ziegler, Metro Distinction; Millard Public Schools Foundation-Millard Montessori; UNL Nebraska Achievement Jack Zimmer, UNL Nebraska Achievement

Mount Michael Ben Murray Key Staffer Journalistic role: Editor-in-chief, print edition (newspaper) his senior year; co-editor in chief, online edition (newspaper) his junior year; staff writer for the yearbook College plans: Undecided; undecided Parents: Steven and Barbara Murray About: Ben is the kind of manager/ editor an adviser dreams about. He works quietly, but efficiently and with compassion. He always stays to get the work done that needs to be finished. He has shaped our publications for two years, including founding our online edition — in its first year of publication it was recognized with an honorable mention in the Cornhusker competition. Scholarships offered at Mount Michael: Andrew Ahn, George Washington Presiden-

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Continued from Page 23 tial Academic; Ohio State Maximus Kevin Arul, Rockhurst Loyola, Weiss Keylan Beller, Midland Academic Cameron Breinig, UNK Academic Christian Burbach, Creighton Founder’s; UNL Regents; UNO Regents; Nebraska Wesleyan Academic, Honors Academy Zachary Cairney, Creighton Magis, Roman Shaffel S.J.; Iowa State Award for Competitive Excellence, Honors Program; UNL Regents, Honors Textbook; UNO Regents; Notre Dame; Simpson Academic, Cowles Fellowship; Wichita State Presidential Merit Nathan Carpenter, Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture Rawson; UNL Nebraska Achievement, Legends; Tulsa Royal Blue, Sibling Award, Early Filers Nick Carson, Creighton Magis, Roman Shaffel S.J.; Gonzaga Trustee; St. John’s-Collegeville Abbey, Catholic High School, Trustees’ Merit; Santa Clara Dean’s; Seattle Trustee; Portland President’s Scott Ching, Sydney-Australia Joseph Coldiron, Iowa State Award for Competitive Excellence, College of Engineering, First-Year Honors Program; Kansas KU Excellence; UNL Regents; UNO Regents Shengwei Dai, Creighton Matteo Ricci; Dickinson College (PA) Founder’s Jean-Marie Djidjoho, Creighton Founder’s Alexander Earsley, California-Berkeley Admission; UNL Chancellor’s; UNO Regents; Northwestern Academic Michael Ecker, Dayton Honors Program & Textbook, Trustees’ Merit, Study Abroad; Iowa State Award for Competitive Excellence, College of Engineering; Kansas State College of Engineering, Purple and White; Marquette Pere Marquette; UNL Regents; UNO Regents; St. Louis Vice Presidents’ Drew Goddard, Kansas State Midwest Student Exchange; Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture Rawson Alec Gregerson, Creighton Founder’s; Gonzaga Academic Caiden Groff, UNL Regents, College of Engineering; St. Thomas Academic; Denver Chancellor; U.S. Military Academy Full Academic; U.S. Naval Academy Full Academic Patrick Halpin, Creighton Magis; Dayton Honors Program & Textbook, Trustees’ Merit, Study Abroad; Kansas Honors Program, CEAE, Dean’s, KU Excellence; Marquette Pere Marquette; Miami (Ohio) Merit; Notre Dame Achievement; Xavier Achievement Dylan Herrmann, Colorado State Presidential; UNL Nebraska Achievement; UNO Chancellor’s Junho Ho, Oklahoma Award of Excellence, School of Meteorology; Penn State Dean’s Freshman Miles Hock, Creighton Academic; Drake Presidential; Marquette Pere Marquette Joseph Horgan, Creighton Academic Peyton Hottovy, Benedictine Academic; UNL Regents, David Distinguished; UNO Regents; Rockhurst Loyola, Breen Nicholas Huetter, Iowa State Award for Competitive Excellence, College of Engineering, First-Year Honors Program; Kansas KU Excellence, Dean’s, Aerospace Engineering, University Honors Program; UNL Regents, Honors Textbook, College of Engineering Reilly Jackson, Kansas Midwest Student Exchange Daniel Jewell, Creighton Founder’s, Roman Shaffel S.J.; Marquette Pere Marquette; Regis Trustee Catholic; Rockhurst Breen Broden Kaps, Kansas KU Excellence; UNK Regents; UNL Regents; UNO Regents Nash Kelly, UNL Canfield; Pratt Institute Presidential Ryuta Kure, Grinnell International Student; Lawrence (WI) International Student; Massachusetts-Amherst Director’s; Seton Hall Academic, Summer Luka Mixan, Creighton Army ROTC-Full Cooper Muma, Creighton Linn Award Benedict Murray, Creighton Magis, Roman Shaffel S.J.; Texas Christian Deans; Xavier Achievement Henry O’Callaghan, Iowa State Award for Competitive Excellence; Kansas State Lambert Chemistry, Purple and White; UNL Regents, Carl A. Donaldson Chemistry, Academic Decathalon; UNO Regents; Notre Dame Academic Ian Price, UNO Walter Scott Foundation, Regents Ryan Riddle, Central College Academic Jack Straka, UNL Nebraska Achievement Joseph Veit, Elmira (NY) Langdon Award; Lesley (MA) Dean’s, Wolfard; Marymount-Arlington, VA Achievement, Catholic High School; Northland College (WI) Academic Sebastien Winters, Creighton Academic; UNO Regents

North Ciera Pieters Key Staffer Journalistic roles: On the North Star newspaper staff, she has served as news editor, Section A manager and, currently, the publication’s digital editor, managing the publication’s website, Twitter account and YouTube channel. College plans: UNL; film and new media Parents: Debra Pieters About: In addition to enhancing the newspaper staff’s digital presence, Ciera has won numerous awards for her videography, PSA production and still image photography. Her contributions to the school media programs have changed them forever. Scholarships offered at North: Chad Alioth, Boys & Girls Clubs of the Midlands Heider; Metro Distinction; Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc. Beta Upsilon Chapter; UNL Emerging Leaders, College Preparatory Academy; Urban League of Nebraska Chaniya Alioth, Boys & Girls Clubs of the Midlands-Douglas County Sheriff; Indiana Tech Achievement; Metro Governors; Missouri Western State Arnholt, Dean’s Academic, Track & Field; North High SchoolNiles Paul Academic in Honor of Marjorie Beck Paul; UNL Emerging Leaders, College Preparatory Academy; Urban League of Nebraska Braxton Allen, Missouri Western State Track & Field Kaitlyn Andreessen, Doane Earn Your Shield, George and Sally Haddix, Presidential; King Science & Technology PTA; North High Vikings of Distinction; Nebraska Academic Decathlon Foundation-Sal & Mary Kay Carta; UNL Canfield, David Distinguished, Pepsi; UNO Chancellor’s, Dean’s Travis Andrews, Metro Governors Mark Armbrust, UNL Emerging Leaders; UNO Chancellor’s Nicholas Aus, Doane Earn Your Shield, George and Sally Haddix, Van Hoy; Omaha Education Association Foundation Presidents’ Marc Austin, North High-Kent Lausterer, Student Council; Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. 2016 Beautillion 2nd Runner Up; UNL Emerging Leaders Dylan Bailey, Aksarben-Horatio Alger Career Chloe Bartek, North High Faculty; North High Foundation-George and Sally Haddix Memorial; Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation; UNL Regents; UNO Regents Jessica Bateman, McMillan Magnet Middle PTO; North High PTSO; North High Foundation-Frank and Lois Hobbs Memorial; Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation; UNL Johnny Carson, O. & G. Kammerer, Regents, T. Nurnberger, Honors Gary Becker, North High Foundation-Phillip W. & Criss Welch Larry Bell, Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation Isaak Belongia, Questbridge National College Match; UNL Honors Textbook, Regents Megan Belongia, Iowa State Award for Competitive Excellence; Kansas State Heritage; North High Foundation-Harry D. Riley Memorial; Stanford Fund; Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation; Denver Chancellors; UNL Dean’s

Scholar, Regents, Honors; UNO Regents Rayetta Benson-Redinbaugh, Doane Van Hoy; Northwest Missouri State Bearcat Advantage, Cultural Enrichment Level 4, Northwest Merit; Omaha Education Association Foundation-Mary Uhl Collins Memorial Business Education, Thresa Clark Honorary; North High-Dominic Schmitz O’Neill Memorial; Omaha Schools Foundation-Brian J. Slobotski Memorial; Rockhurst Weiss; Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation; UNL Nebraska Achievement; South Dakota Coyote Commitment Promise Jessica Bollinger, Aksarben-Horatio Alger Career Arianna Bonar, UNL Canfield; UNO Chancellor’s Madeline Bonifant, Metro Distinction; Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation Khila Bowling, North High Student Council; UNL Emerging Leaders, College Preparatory Academy Dawson Brodine, Metro Governors; UNL Canfield; UNO Dean’s Collin Brown, Metro Distinction Destiny Brown, Central College Journey, Multi-Cultural, Presidential; Graceland Dean’s Merit Jazlyn Brown, North High Foundation-Class of 1965 Memorial; Kansas Midwest Student Exchange Tasianae Brown, Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation Jaydon Bruns, Aksarben-Horatio Alger Career Derrick Bullock, Metro Distinction; Partnership 4 Kids All Our Kids Foundation; Rotary of Omaha-North Sandra Cabanas, Graceland Dean’s Merit Riley Campbell, Omaha Education Association Foundation/Boyd Elementary-Raleigh & Esther Pilster Brevon Cannon, Aksarben-Horatio Alger Career Terra Chavez-Mease, North High Foundation-Alumni Memorial; Omaha Schools Foundation-Ione C. Paxton Darrel Chew, Fordham; National Merit; Northwest Missouri State 2017 Senior Math Olympiad-1st Place; North High-Fred W. McLafferty; North High Foundation-George and Sally Haddix Memorial; Alabama-Huntsville Charger Excellence FT, Charger Excellence Housing; UNL 2016 UNL Math Day, College of Engineering, Regents Catherine Christopherson, Central College Central Sustainability, James A. and Beatrice H. Hoekstra Family, Presidential, Trustee; Creighton Academic, Fr. Joseph Labaj; Iowa State Academic Recognition; King Science & Technology PTA; North High Faculty; North High Foundation-George and Sally Haddix Memorial; Omaha Schools Foundation-Magnet Schools of America; UNL Nebraska Achievement; Wayne State Education Matters Cyrus Collins, UNK Football Wyatte Conkling, Metro Distinction Aubryanna Cooper-Wilborn, Creighton University; North High Foundation-John and Sheila Morgan; Regis; Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation; UNL Nebraska Achievement; Urban League of Nebraska Brianna Crouch, Wayne State Black & Gold Scholars, Track and Field Trevor Cutsor, Douglas County Farm Bureau; Eastern Chapter of the Nebraska Society of Professional Engineers; Iowa State Award for Competitive Excellence, College of Engineering; Kansas State Purple and White; KPE Engineering/Architectural; Omaha Education Association Foundation-Warren and Evelyn Hotz Memorial; Ohio State Maximus, National Buckeye Scholar; North High Faculty, PTSO; Omaha Schools Foundation-Zdenka Sedlacek; Minnesota Twin Cities National; UNL College of Engineering, Raikes, Regents, Honors; UNO Regents Elaidy D’Blanco, NAIFA Bob & Betsy Endowed; Northwest Missouri State Cultural Enrichment Level 2, Green and White Advantage, Northwest Merit; UNL Emerging Leaders; Urban League of Nebraska; Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.-Beta Psi Zeta Chapter Memorial Kenneth Daigre-Anderson, Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc. Beta Upsilon Chapter SonTrea Davis, Aksarben-Horatio Alger Career Raymond Derus, Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation Ossie Devereaux, Aksarben-Horatio Alger Career Evan Dimon, UNL David Distinguished, Pepsi, Regents; UNO Regents Erica Engel, Lozier Foundation Sons & Daughters; North High Foundation-Class of 1964 Memorial; UNK Chancellor’s; UNL David Distinguished, Pepsi; UNO Chancellor’s, Regents Rhea Flowers, Northwest Missouri State Cultural Enrichment Level 1, Green and White Advantage, Northwest Merit; Omaha Schools Foundation-Carl W. and Antoynette Nielsen Ataja Frezell, Florence PTO-Barb Kimberling Memorial; South Dakota State Track & Field Kristie Garcia, UNL Emerging Leaders Raymond Gipson, North High Foundation-Haynes Family; UNK Football Noah Giron, North High Foundation-Andrew Wishart Memorial; UNL David Distinguished, Nebraska Achievement, University Honors Tavyer Glass, UNO Davis-Chambers; Urban League of Nebraska Allen Gordon, Missouri Western State Track & Field Anngalisia Govain-Nelson, Doane Van Hoy; Northwest Missouri State Bearcat Advantage, Cultural Enrichment Level 3, University Scholar; North High Vikings of Distinction, Scott Sisters; Omaha Schools Foundation-Marilyn Arkfeld Clark Memorial; Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation; UNL Nebraska Achievement Dreama Greene, Metro Distinction Camille Gunn, Metro Distinction Arleth Guzman-Botello, Metro Governors Marissa Hagen, Doane Van Hoy; Iowa State Academic Recognition; Northwest Missouri State Bearcat Advantage, University Katerra Hamilton, Northwest Missouri State Cultural Enrichment Level 2, Green and White Advantage, Merit; North High-Chris and Brenda Wiley; UNL Emerging Leaders Jalaya Haynes, Urban League of Nebraska Coltin Heath, Alabama Presidential; UNL Canfield, Nebraska Legends, Regents, Honors; UNO Regents Michael Helms-Rathman, Omaha Public Schools Career Center Construction Academy Suzanne Hernandez, Aksarben-Horatio Alger Career Shane Hickey, Aksarben-Horatio Alger Career Linh Hoang, Burger King-McLamore Foundation; North High-Vikings of Distinction Jackie Riley Fox Memorial Jeremiah Howard, UNL Nebraska Achievement; UNO Dean’s Shakira Hudson, North High Faculty; UNL Nebraska Achievement Cody Jackson, UNL Emerging Leaders Justin Jackson-Williams, Midland Football Emma Johnson, Florence Elementary Kiwanis/PTO; Nebraska Wesleyan Black & Gold; Peru State Trustees; UNL David Distinguished; UNO Chancellor’s Andrew Jones, Midland Football; Peru State Football Daenen Jones, Concerned and Caring Educators; Northern Colorado Football, Bears Jacob Jones, Graceland Dean’s Merit Joshua Jones, Metro Distinction Myles Jones, Aksarben-Horatio Alger Career Natavia Jones, UNL Emerging Leaders, College Preparatory Academy Simon Jones, Omaha Education Association Foundation-Sharon Engelhart Memorial; North High Foundation-Class of 1960; Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation Jacob Kaczmarek, Metro Governors; North High PTSO; Ponca Elementary PTA Taryn Kerst, Aksarben-Horatio Alger Career Akangkha Khan, Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation; UNL Nebraska Achievement, College Preparatory Academy, W & F Key Austin Kimble, North High PTSO; Omaha Public Schools Career Center Construction Academy Robert King, Aksarben-Horatio Alger Career Josue Lamas, Gilder Elementary PTO; North High Foundation-Frank Tierney; Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation; UNL Canfield, College of Engineering, Emerging Leaders; UNO Dean’s Enzo LaMontia-Hankin, King Science and Technology Staff; Omaha Education Assocation Foundation Presidents’, Warren and Evelyn Hotz Memorial; North High Foundation-Alumni Memorial; Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation; UNL David Distinguished,

Honors; UNO Chancellor’s Anthony Laravie, Doane Basketball, Van Hoy; Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation; UNL Emerging Leaders, College Preparatory Academy Madison Lee, Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation; UNL Nebraska Achievement, College Preparatory Academy, Honors Sierra Mahone, Nebraska Wesleyan College Possible, Academic; Wayne State Black & Gold Raelynn McCreary, Concerned and Caring Educators; Creighton Academic, George & Sally Haddix, Roman Shaffel S.J.; Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation; UNL Regents; UNO Regents; Urban League of Nebraska DaShawn McGary, Midland Track & Field; Omaha Education Association Foundation-Mary Uhl Collins Memorial Business Education; North High Foundation-Haynes Family; Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc. Beta Upsilon Chapter, 2016 Beautillion 1st Runner Up; Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation; Urban League of Nebraska Steven McMorris, Aksarben-Horatio Alger Career Michael Menard, UNO Regents Isaiah Merriweather, Aksarben-Horatio Alger Career Kupre Mitchell, Omaha Education Assocation Foundation-Ozzie Wilson Memorial; North High-Niles Paul Athletic in Honor of Nicki Lee Paul Sr.; Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. 2016 Mr. Beautillion; Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation; Urban League of Nebraska Tyler Mona, Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation; UNL Emerging Leaders Jabin Moore, Franklin Pierce Provost; Lozier Foundation Sons & Daughters; Omaha Education Association Foundation-CIS Wilcox Memorial; North High Faculty, Vikings of Distinction; Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation; Urban League of Nebraska Aniyia-Nyiecia Moss, Drake Presidential; Junior League of Omaha Volunteer; North High-Niles Paul Academic in Honor of Marjorie Beck Paul; Rockhurst Knapp; UNL Emerging Leaders Daniel Murray, UNL Canfield; UNO Dean’s Jordan Nash, Boys & Girls Clubs of the Midlands-A.V. Sorensen; Burger King -McLamore Foundation; Concerned and Caring Educators; Creighton Founders; DePaul Scholars; Holy Names; Iowa State Academic Recognition, George Washington Carver; Omaha Ediucation Association Foundation-Warren and Evelyn Hotz Memorial; North High Foundation-John and Sheila Morgan; Omaha Storm Chasers Charities-Robinson Athletic; UNK Chancellor’s; UNL Emerging Leaders; Urban League of Nebraska Emma Newman, McMillan Magnet PTO; Nebraska Wesleyan Achievement, Black & Gold; North High-Patsy and Marilyn S. Murray Memorial; Omaha Schools Foundation-Brian J. Slobotski Memorial; UNK Endowed Music, First Year Theatre Elaundra Nichols, Concerned and Caring Educators; Kansas State Housing Leadership; North High Foundation-John and Sheila Morgan; Omaha Schools Foundation-Donald F. and Mildred Topp Othmer; Kansas Multicultural Scholars; UNL Emerging Leaders Kansas Nygaard, Metro Distinction Ezinwa Obiaka, Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc. Beta Upsilon Chapter; Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation Victor Ortiz-Morales, North High Foundation-Class of 1966 Memorial; Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation Chauncey Parker, Aksarben-Horatio Alger Career Kendrik Parker, Midland Football Kendyl Parks, UNL Emerging Leaders; UNO Chancellor’s Natalia Partridge, Metro Distinction; North High-Class of 1962; Missouri-Kansas City Chancellors Minority; UNL Emerging Leaders; Urban League of Nebraska Keyani Perry, Aksarben-Horatio Alger Career; Boys & Girls Clubs of the Midlands-Officer Kerrie Orozco Memorial; Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation Griffin Peterson, King Science and Technology-Thomas Hunter; UNL CASNR, Regents, Honors; UNO Regents Aries Phillips, UNL Emerging Leaders Ciera Pieters, Omaha Education Association Foundation-Charlie Hepfinger Memorial, Gunnar Horn Journalism; Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation; UNL Nebraska Achievement, College Preparatory Academy Monroy Placencia, UNL Emerging Leaders, Health Sciences, College Preparatory Academy Allana Pommier, CHI Health; Creighton George & Sally Haddix; Northwest Missouri State Cultural Enrichment Level 2, Green and White Advantage, University Ian Porter, Aksarben-Horatio Alger Career; Construction Specifications Institute Jacob Post, Morningside Musical Excellence & Academic; College of Idaho Trustee; UNK Chancellor’s; UNL Canfield; UNO Dean’s Uziel Ramos, Illinois Institute of Technology Heald, Housing, STEM+; Milwaukee School of Engineering Destination, Academic; Omaha Schools Foundation-Donald F. and Mildred Topp Othmer Ryan Rix, Northwest Missouri State Green and White Advantage, Merit; Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture Rawson Eva Rodriguez, Aksarben-Horatio Alger Career Truth Ross, Iowa State Academic Recognition; North High Foundation-Haynes Family; Urban League of Nebraska Baylee Ruffcorn, Assistance League of Omaha Teen Parent; Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation Cassidy Runyon, UNK Chancellor’s; UNL Canfield, College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, David Distinguished; UNO Chancellor’s, Regents; Washington State Cougar Academic Devin Safford, Creighton Academic, Founders, George & Sally Haddix; Iowa State Academic Recognition; Northwest Missouri State Bearcat Advantage, Cultural Enrichment Level 4, University; North High Foundation-Coach John Gordon Memorial; Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation KeVonna Samuels, UNL College Preparatory Academy Dae’ Kwon Seavers, Midland Wrestling; Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation Trevor Seglins, Omaha Education Association Foundation-Charlie Hepfinger Memorial; Omaha Schools Foundation-Larry G. Jensen Memorial Nicholas Sessions, UNO Regents, Robert C. Biegel Memorial Alexan Short, Aksarben-Horatio Alger Career; Rotary of Omaha-North; Urban League of Nebraska Metro Branden Sieborg, North High Foundation-Thomas Harvey Memorial; UNO Gertrude E. Platt Memorial Martin Simonini, North High Foundation-Alumni Memorial; UNL Canfield, Honors; UNO Dean’s Mani Smith, North High-Niles Paul Athletic in Honor of Nicki Lee Paul Sr.; North High Foundation-Leonard Bond Memorial; UNK Football Austin Snow, Creighton Founders; North High Foundation-Caryl and Katherine Brown Memorial; UNK Chancellor’s; UNL Canfield; UNO Dean’s Daniela Soto-Prado, College of St. Mary Dean’s; Iowa State Academic Recognition; North High-Class of 2007, Faculty Earl Spears, Midland Gospel Honors Choir 2014; North High-Class of 1962; Omaha Schools Foundation-Harry A. Burke Jacob Stacy, Creighton Academic, George & Sally Haddix; Florence Elementary Kiwanis/PTO; Florence Elementary PTO-Barb Kimberling Memorial; Omaha Schools Foundation-John Paul Gustafson Memorial; UNK Chancellor’s; UNL David Distinguished; UNO Regents Virginia Staton, UNL College Preparatory Academy Traci Summage, Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation; UNL College Preparatory Academy Michaela Tonack, Aksarben Eastern Star; Omaha Schools Foundation-Zdenka Sedlacek; UNL Chancellors Leadership, David Distinguished, Johnny Carson Opportunity, Honors; UNO Chancellor’s Delani Trausch, Creighton Founders, Roman Shaffel S.J.; North High Foundation-Carol Johnson Memorial; UNL David Distinguished; UNO Chancellor’s Dylan Tryon, Metro Distinction; Urban League of Nebraska Metro Jovana Vidakovic, Edison Elementary PTA; North High Foundation-Dwight and Marleen Morgan; UNL Canfield; UNO Chancellor’s Peter Volk, North High Foundation-Class of

1962 Memorial Trinity Wallace, Urban League of Nebraska Metro Mirella Warner, Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation; UNL College Preparatory Academy Madeline Waskowiak, Doane Trustees, Earn Your Shield; Kansas State Purple and White; Northwest Missouri State Academic Excellence, Bearcat Advantage; Omaha Education Association Foundation/Sunny Slope Elementary-Kathryn Collins Memorial; North High Faculty; North High Foundation-George and Jane Hansen Future Teacher; Rockhurst McCabe; UNK Chancellor’s; UNL Canfield, Nebraska Achievement; UNO Dean’s; Northern Iowa Out-of-State, Provost Diondre Watson, Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation Abby Weber, Doane Trustees, Earn Your Shield, George and Sally Haddix; Rose Theater-Tracy Iwersen Memorial Pride Player College Nicholas Weber, UNO Dean’s Davon Wells-Ross, Illinois State Football; Missouri State Football; South Dakota State Football; Tulane of Louisiana Football; Northern Iowa Football; Wyoming Football Daija Williams, North High-Chris and Brenda Wiley; Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation Kevin Williams, Northern Colorado Football Zion Williams, Southwest Minnesota State Football; UNK Football; Sioux Falls Football; Wayne State Football Zahelle Yebe, North High-Vikings of Distinction Class of 1952

Northwest Riann Miller Key Staffer Journalistic role: Writing editor for yearbook College plans: Florida Institute of Technology;

marine biology Parents: Steven and Jennifer Miller About: Riann has worked extremely hard the past few years. She is a leader and role model for the yearbook staff.

Scholarships offered at Northwest: Armon Alexander, Iowa Western Athletic Kevin Alonso-Ochoa, Aksarben-Horatio Alger Career Jonelle Alvarado-Perez, UNL Achievement Alexandria Anding, Springville Elementary PTA-Nancy Amstutz Memorial; UNL Canfield, Nebraska Emerging Leader; Northwest Alumni Association Gregory Austin, Concerned & Caring Educators; Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation Kevin Avalos, UNK Chancellors Tiffany Bearce, Metro MO-KAN-NE Nebraska Directors; Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation Joey Beverly, Concerned & Caring Educators; Augustana; Nebraska Wesleyan Archway, College Possible, Vaughan, Education Quest Foundation; Concordia Academic; UNL Nebraska Emerging Leader Zanobia Bivins, UNL Nebraska Emerging Leader Kierra Brice, Southwestern Community College Athletic Cayla Bruner, Wayne State Black and Gold Pah Bwai, Salvation Army D.J. Hero; Metro Distinction; Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation Kylan Byars, Aksarben-Horatio Alger Career Ghawayne Calvin, Concerned & Caring Educators; Franklin & Marshall College William H. Gray; UNL W & F Key, Dean’s Merit, Nebraska Achievement; Washington Thomas H. Eliot; Boston College; Occidental College Leadership, Oxy College; Santa Clara Dean’s; Michael and Susan Dell Foundation; Urban League of Nebraska; Burger King-McLamore Foundation; Stanford Fund David Carey, UNL Canfield; Omaha Public Schools Adams PTA- Harry G. Stroh Memorial Connor Chavis, Northwest Missouri State Tower, Bearcat Advantage; Mount Marty Merit; Omaha Schools Foundation-Omaha Public School Magnet Hannah Christensen, UNL Canfield Nia Coleman, Aksarben-Horatio Alger Career De’Ayra Davis, Florida A&M Athletic; Peter Kiewit Foundation-Sacred Heart Deja Davis, Des Moines Area Community College Athletic Boughston Edwards, William Penn Athletic; Tabor College Honors, Athletic; Doane Van Hoy, Athletic; Minot State Athletic; MidAmerica Nazarene Athletic, Award Savannah Eastwood, Concordia Academic Autumn Galloway, Doane Presidential Shaylyn Garrett, Aksarben-Horatio Alger Career Fabio Gbetanou, UNL Emerging Leader Seth Glover, Metro Governors Kassidy Goertz, Regis Inspired Leaders CORE Science, Trustee; Runza Student of the Week; Iowa State Award for Competitive Excellence Cody Hartshorn, Columbia-Chicago Columbia Scholar; UNL Glenn Korff School of Music (Dance) Makayla Hasch, Northwest High Community in Action; UNK Regents; UNO Chancellor’s; Northwest Missouri State Distinguished, Bearcat Advantage; UNL David Distinguished; Wichita State Presidential Merit; Northwest Alumni Association; Omaha Education Association Foundation-Warren & Evelyn Hotz Memorial, Dr. Hollie Bethel; U.S. Bank & Nebraska School Activities Association Believers and Achievers Khiana Hume, Nebraska Wesleyan Archway, College Possible Haggi Ilombo, UNL Health Sciences Kayrio Jama, Aksarben-Horatio Alger Career Victoria Jensen, Southeast Community College National Junior College Athletic Association Marshaye Johnson-Rollins, UNL Nebraska Emerging Leader; Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation Samantha Kison, Southern Mississippi Academic Excellence; Arkansas State Arkansas State Pride 2 Si Lah, Metro Distinction; Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation Maria Levering, Metro Distinction Mark Lewis, Louisville National Scholars; University of St. Mary Presidential, Athletic Bobbie-Jo Limones, UNL Nebraska Emerging Leader Jordan Lindsey, Peru State Athletic Francisco Lopez, Belvedere PTA-Prodehl-Cackin-Jackson; Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation; Educational Opportunities Association Directors; UNL Nebraska Emerging Leader Miriam Lopez, College of St. Mary Dean’s; Upper Iowa Presidential; UNL Nebraska Emerging Leaders; Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation Britney Manuel, Omaha Education Association Foundation; Northwest Alumni Association Gary Marshall, Urban League of Nebraska; Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation Fatuma Mberwa, Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation Jarod Micek, UNK Chancellors; Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation Riann Miller, Eckerd College Founders; Florida Institute of Technology Panther Fund; Omaha Education Association Foundation-Gunnar Horn Journalism Antwan Minton, Urban League of Nebraska Metro Sakira Moss, Omaha Public Schools-Minne Lusa Elementary PTA; Metro Distinction Mujahid Muhammad, UNL Nebraska Emerging Leader; Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation Lynee Murphy, Aksarben-Horatio Alger Career Angelic Patterson, Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation Nanyal Paul, UNL Nebraska Emerging Leader Aye Aye Paw, Northwest Alumni Association December Paw, Metro Governors; Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation TaJuan Phipps, Iowa Western Athletic

Siddhanta Rayamajhi, Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation Bailey Roberts, Doane Presidential, Theatre Nicole Root, UNL Canfield Lexus Sanchez, Urban League of Nebraska Metro Silas Sang, Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation Hel Say, UNL Nebraska Achievement; Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation Addison Schramm, Northwest High Community in Action; Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation; Southeast Community College National Junior College Athletic Association Dave Shields, Hastings Athletic KaVionna Simmons-Copeland, Aksarben-Horatio Alger Career Leon Stubblefield, Boys & Girls Club of the Midlands; Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation Shang Tamang, Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation Lamesha Tanksley-Mitchell, Nebraska Wesleyan Archway, College Possible; UNL Nebraska Emerging Leader Gladiolah Taw, Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation Delsay Thein, Bethel Experience; Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation Ryan Tunzer, Midland Directors; Northwest Missouri State Merit, Green and White Advantage Nathan Van Cleave, Northwest Missouri State Academic Excellence, Bearcat Advantage Sydney Vann, UNL Nebraska Emerging Leader; Southeast Community College National Junior College Athletic Association Latrell Vasser, York Athletic Shanelle Vaughn, Metro Distinction Latjor Wal, UNL Nebraska Emerging Leader; Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation Brianna Washington, Urban League of Nebraska Metro Nate Watkins, Iowa Western Athletic Briahna Wilds, Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation Jaden Wrightsell, Tennessee State Athletic; Urban League of Nebraska; Concerned & Caring Educators

Omaha Christian Thomas Renault Key Staffer Journalistic role: Yearbook editor College plans: Prépa MMPP Bordeaux; nursing Parents: Caroline and Richard Renault About: Thomas has done an amazing job. He has helped every student in the yearbook class. He is passionate and works diligently. He attends early morning games to take pictures. He is a man of his word. When he says he will do something, he does it with enthusiasm and gets it accomplished. Scholarships offered at Omaha Christian: Noah Barnes, Oklahoma Baptist President’s; Grand Canyon Dean’s, Christian Schools Consortium; Chick-Fil-A; Ottawa Alliance; Nebraska Wesleyan Black and Gold Corina Casarez, Ottawa Alliance Kelsay Combs-Brown, Oklahoma Baptist Academic; Kansas State Academic; Nebraska Methodist College Academic Masen Dinklage, UNL David Distinguished; UNO Chancellor’s; Electronic Contracting Co. Dodie Acklie Nakajma Memorial; Lincoln Builder’s Bureau Emily Hochstein, Grace Music Mackenzie Holmes, UNL Regents, Honors, David West Hawksworth Mitch Medlin, UNO Regents; UNL Regents Adam Oliver, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical Chancellor’s; Anderson University Foundational Program; Iowa State Academic Rebecca Ruenholl, UNO College-bound Nebraska Grant Rye, Liberty Valedictorian; UNK Regents; UNO Regents; UNL Regents, Honors; Northwestern Presidential Maddie Schmidt, UNO Regents; UNL David Distinguished; Des Moines Area Community College Valedictorian Ben Schnatz, UNO Regents, Honors Learning Community; UNL College of Engineering Dalton Wirges, UNO Regents; UNL College of Engineering, Durham School of Architectural Engineering & Construction

Papillion-La Vista Camryn Bowers Key Staffer Journalistic role: Design editor of the school magazine, The Scepter. College plans: Northern Arizona University; English Parents: Bruce and Brenda Bowers About: Camryn has advanced the overall look of our magazine through her tireless efforts over the last three years. After being named an editor this year, she has done a wonderful job of sharing her visions and talents with the rest of the staff. She is leaving the school journalism program in better shape than she found it. Scholarships offered at Papillion-La Vista: Grace Adler, Nebraska Wesleyan Black & Gold; Iowa Old Capitol Achievement; UNK Chancellors; Rockhurst McCabe; Creighton Founders Ayodeji Akinwole, UNO Basketball Rachele Albracht, UNL David Distinguished; UNO Chancellors Vivana Alferez, Aksarben-Horatio Alger Career Änna Anderson, Morningside Founder, Ensembles; Northwest Missouri State Green & White Advantage, University; Nebraska Wesleyan Archway Preston Anderson, Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #3 2017 FOP Madyson Anglim, Drake Presidential; UNO Regents; Kansas Non-Resident KU Excellence; UNL David Distinguished; Rockhurst Breen; Creighton Founders, Roman Shaffel S.J.; UNK Regents; Butler Academic Ambi Anuh-Ndumu, Morningside Music Excellence; UNL Emerging Leader Brandon Arkfeld, Nebraska Wesleyan Black & Gold; Creighton University Colton Armstrong, Hastings Baseball, Ringland; Suburban Rotary of Omaha Sydney Barrett, Indian Hills Foundation-Rosenman Academic Lindsey Bartman, UNK Deans; Omaha Elks Lodge #39 Student of the Month; Nebraska Wesleyan Honors Academy, Black & Gold Kassidy Battson, Metro Distinction Andrew Beebee, Bob Mohr PLHS Baseball Cameron Belt, Papillion-La Vista Community Schools TeamMates Bryar Bittner, Bellevue-Papillion Rotary Club Rod Schmidt Memorial; Doane Community, Music-Vocal; Midland Performing Arts Brendon Boatwright, Creighton Founders; Drake Presidential Jared Bogenhagen, UNL Canfield, Chancellors Leadership; Iowa National, Old Gold, Heritage; Kansas Non-Resident KU Excellence Emily Bohn, Kansas State Heritage, Alumni Association Legacy; Northwest Missouri State Green & White Advantage, University; South Dakota Coyote Commitment Achievement Faith Bokelman, PLCS Comprehensive Tara Heights Elementary; Nebraska State NALC; Omaha Elks Lodge # 39 Student of

the Month Zoe Brink, Doane Presidential; UNK Chancellors; Wayne State Trustees; PLCS Comprehensive Tara Heights Elementary PTO, Papillion-La Vista High Monarch Band Booster; Papillion-La Vista Schools Foundation PRO; Northwest Missouri State Distinguished, Bearcat Advantage Abbi Brown, Metro Distinction; American Legion Post #331 South Omaha American Legion Benjamin Brown, Metro Distinction Kassidy Brown, St. Leo Academic Merit Kobien Byers, Aksarben-Horatio Alger Career Hannah Cahill, PLCS Comprehensive Parkview Heights Elementary Alumni, La Vista Youth Baseball Randy Cahill Memorial; Papillion-La Vista Schools Foundation-Dr. Harlan Metschke; UNO Deans; UNL Deans Academic; Susan Buffett Foundation Emmanuella Chang, Susan Buffett Foundation Lauren Carnes, College of St. Mary Deans Makenzie Cartwright, St Cloud State Presidential; PLCS Comprehensive Pinnacle Bank, Papillion American Legion Auxiliary Harry Bossard Unit #32; York College Heritage; Coastal Carolina University; Papillion-La Vista Schools Foundation Optimist Club Patrick Christensen, UNO Deans; UNL Canfield Avery Cook, UNO Regents; UNL Pepsi, Canfield Hailee Coonfield, Savannah College of Art & Design Honors; Hastings Ambassador; Kansas City Art Institute Merit Hector Cortez III, Metro Distinction Benjamin Crnkovich, Rockhurst Breen, Baseball; UNO Chancellors; UNL David Distinguished; Creighton Founders Lycurgus Curry, Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture Jean Sullivan Rawson & Richard Rawson Clara Dargy, UNL Canfield A’lonte Davis, Metro Distinction Dalton Dehaai, Arizona State Achievement Jeanie DeLeo, Benedictine St. Scholastica; UNO Chancellors; UNL Canfield Gabrielle Delos Reyes, UNO Regents; PLCS Comprehensive Papillion-La Vista High Student Council; Iowa Old Gold, Advantage Iowa; Drake Trustee, Presidential; UNK Regents; UNL Regents, Honors Textbook; Creighton Roman Shaffel S.J., Magis; Stanford Fund; Metro Conference Bijany Deng, Garrett Group Haley DeWitt, UNL Nebraska Achievement, Honors Textbook; Iowa State Award for Competitive Excellence; Iowa Old Gold; Minnesota National; American Red Cross High School; Papillion-La Vista Education Association Member’s Child; UNL Honors Textbook; Omaha Elks Lodge #39 Student of the Month; Rotary Club of Omaha West; Bellevue-Offutt Kiwanis Ross Bond Memorial; Midlands Place Le Petit Paris Bakery Jakob Dinges, Midland Football Raina Dodge, National Merit; UNO Regents James Dritt, Oklahoma Excellence Morgan Eby, Truman State Presidents Honorary, TruMerit, Athletic, Non-Resident Tuition Tori Eckert, Northwest Missouri State Bearcat Advantage, Tower Benjamin Elks, UNO Deans Kyle Ellis, Nebraska Wesleyan Black & Gold, College Possible; Concordia Deans; St. Johns FoCuS, Saints, Benedictine Evelyn Elya, Aksarben-Horatio Alger Career Kenzie Emodi, American Red Cross High School Autumn Ezra, Northwest Missouri State Distinguished, Bearcat Advantage; PLCS Comprehensive La Vista West Elementary PAWS Corinne Fjeldsted, Utah State Non-Resident Presidential; PLCS Comprehensive Papillion-La Vista High Monarch Band Booster; Utah Commendation Christian Florez, Metro Distinction Rachelle Fokken, UNL Nebraska Achievement Jaclyn Frazier, Lindenwood Academic; Nebraska Wesleyan Theatre, Black & Gold John Free, Metro Distinction Lexie French, PLCS Comprehensive Portal Elementary PTO, La Vista Middle PTN; Northwest Missouri State University Tower, Bearcat Advantage Benjamin Fulton, Kansas State Purple & White; UNL Canfield Cynthia Gallegos-Perez, School of the Art Institute of Chicago Merrill Golightly, Honors, Creative Honors; UNL Emerging Leadership; Columbia College Stephanie Gaston, UNO Regents; Creighton Magis, Volleyball; UNL Regents Nathan Gendler, Kansas Non-Resident Midwest Student Exchange; Missouri Mark Twain Non-Resident Daniel George, Metro Distinction Narcisa Gibson-Martines, College of St. Mary Academic Opportunity, Golf; Papillion-La Vista Schools Foundation-In Memory of Mike Hastings Ninkpibe Gnofam, Aksarben-Horatio Alger Career; Metro Distinction Cecilia Gonzalez, Aksarben-Horatio Alger Career Allie Graveline, Nebraska Wesleyan Achievement, Presidents; Northwest Missouri State Bearcat Advantage, Distinguished; UNL Nebraska Legends, Canfield; Kansas State Purple & White; Kansas Non-Resident Midwest Student Exchange; UNO Deans; UNK Chancellors Alexus Greene, Creighton University Jonathan Greenfield, UNL Nebraska Achievement Hannah Grelk, UNL Regents; Kansas State Henry J. Putnam; UNO Regents; Chesterman Co. Brena Groeper, Metro Distinction Andrew Hampton, UNO Chancellors; UNL Canfield, David Distinguished; Susan Buffett Foundation Kayla Harbour, UNO Chancellors; UNL Deans Merit, David Distinguished; Kansas Non-Resident KU Excellence; Susan Buffett Foundation; PLCS Comprehensive Papillion Masonic Lodge #39 Emma Hawkins, UNL Regents, Honors Textbook, College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources; Kansas State Midwest Student Exchange, College of Agriculture, MSEP Enhancement Noah Hazel, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Rensselaer Medal; Rockhurst Breen; UNK Regents; UNO Regents; Drake Presidential; Iowa State Award for Competitive Excellence; UNL College of Engineering, Regents; PLCS Comprehensive G. Stanley Hall Elementary PTO, Papillion Chapter of the Eastern Star; Minnesota National; Colorado School of Mines Bruce Grewcock Rachele Heaton, Briar Cliff Athletic-Academic Cole Heidenreich, Papillion-La Vista Schools Foundation-Carol Fairfax Endowed for the Culinary Arts Larissa Hibbeler, Northwest Missouri State Bearcat Advantage, Excellence; Hastings Ringland; Omaha Elks Lodge #39 Student of the Month Isaac Hiebert, Aflac-W.L. Amos; Oklahoma State Out-of-State Achievement Madelyne Higby, Iowa National Scholars; Northern Colorado Presidential; UNK Chancellors; UNO Deans; UNL Canfield; Loyola-Chicago Damen; Colorado Boulder Chancellors Achievement; CHI Health Midlands Hospital Auxiliary Teen Volunteeer Andrew Hoagland, South Dakota Coyote Commitment Promise Marissa Homan, South Dakota Coyote Commitment Achievement Kate Hulon, UNL Nebraska Achievement Mariyah Jackson, UNL Nebraska Emerging Leader Brandon Jasinski, UNO Deans; UNK Chancellors; UNL Canfield Amiera Jensen, UNO Deans Dylan Juracek, UNK Deans; UNO Deans; UNL Canfield; Kansas Non-Resident Midwest Student Exchange; Nebraska Wesleyan Achievement, Presidents; Lincoln Industries Trevor Kalal, UNO Deans; Susan Buffett Foundation; UNL Canfield, W & F Kathryn Keller, Youngstown State Provost, Honors, Honors Housing, President’s; Indiana State Incentive, Laptop-iPad, Excellence; Wisconsin-Oshkosh Chancellors Academic, National Scholars; PLCS Comprehensive Papillion-La Vista High Monarch Band Booster Brittany Kellner, Nebraska Wesleyan Writers Recognition, Achievement, Presidents; UNK Chancellors; UNO Chancellors; UNL David Distinguished; Rockhurst Breen Ryan Kimball, UNL Canfield, Glenn Korff School of Music

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Continued from Page 24 Kayla Klassen, South Dakota Coyote Commitment Leadership; UNK Chancellors; UNL Nebraska Legends, Canfield Drake Kneher, Aksarben-Horatio Alger Career Chad Knowlton, Central College; UNL Regents; Iowa State Award for Competitive Excellence; UNO Regents Kathryn Kocanda, Webster Blue Academic; Belmont Academic Merit; UNL Canfield, Nebraska Legends; George Mason Recognition; Denver University Megan Krabbenhoft, Kansas State Purple & White Madeline Krajewski, Northwest Missouri State Green & White, Tower; Kansas State Purple & White; PLCS Comprehensive Papillion-La Vista Education Association, Susan S. Walker Memorial Hickory Hill Elementary PTO; UNL Canfield, W & F; UNO Deans; St. Paul’s Methodist Church Katelyn Krzemien, UNK Chancellors; PLCS Comprehensive Papillion-La Vista Education Association, Papillion-La Vista Schools Principals & Supervisors Organization; UNL Canfield, W & F Key; UNO Deans; Papillion-La Vista Schools Foundation-Class of 1980 Endowed Rhiannon Kusler, Nebraska Wesleyan Governors; UNO Deans; South Dakota Leadership, Alumni, Coyote Commitment Distinction Alayna Leinen, Metro Distinction; Papillion-La Vista Schools Foundation-Papillion Area Lions Club Amanda Lewis, UNL Regents, Honors Textbook; Creighton Roman Shaffel S.J., Magis; Minnesota National; Texas Christian; UNO Regents Jacob Litel-Smith, UNL Pepsi Service, David Distinguished, Honors Textbook; UNK Board Regents; UNO Regents; Drake Presidential; PLCS Comprehensive Papillion-La Vista High Monarch Band Booster Trung Luc, UNL Nebraska Emerging Leader Kaisea Lucas, Aksarben-Horatio Alger Career Nicole Ludden, Arizona State President; UNL David Distinguished; UNO Chancellors; Creighton Roman Shaffel S.J., Founders; Texas Christian Deans; Washington Purple & Gold; Arizona Excellence; Nebraska Wesleyan Writers, Governors; Papillion-La Vista Schools Foundation-In Memory of Shirley Minton Clay Madson, UNL Regents; UNO Regents; U.S. Air Force Academy Appointment Kristin MacKeprang, Nebraska Wesleyan Governors, Honors Academy; UNO Chancellors; UNL David Distinguished; UNK Regents Hannah Manoj, UNL Regents; UNO Regents; UNK Regents; Creighton Magis; PLCS Comprehensive Bank of Nebraska; Washington Elliot; National Merit Raytheon, State Farm Companies Foundation Brian Marousek, UNL Canfield; Kansas Non-Resident Midwest Student Exchange Hope McCartney, Nebraska Wesleyan Theatre, Black & Gold Hannah McCarville, Minnesota State Women’s Softball Dalton McCubbins, Metro Distinction Grace McDonnell, Northwest Missouri State University, Green & White; Bob Mohr PLHS Baseball Chelsea Melendez-Sanchez, College of St. Mary Presidents; UNL Nebraska Emerging Leaders Maria Mendes Pinto, UNO Chancellors; UNK Chancellors; Arizona State Non-Resident Provosts; PLCS Comprehensive Papillion Area Lions Club; UNL Canfield Jessica Merrifield, Metro Distinction Mason Messina, Doane Van Hoy, Football Halima Mohammad, Metro Explore College Nicholas Molina, Nebraska Wesleyan Theatre, Huge Recognition, Presidents; Carol Scott Future Theatre Educator; UNL Nebraska Achievment Hannah Molinelli, Montana State Achievement; Idaho State Out-of-State, John M. & Charlotte Huntington; UNK Chancellors; UNL Nebraska Legends, Distinguished; Colorado State Presidents; Colorado-Boulder Chancellors; UNO Regents Estephania Montoya, Creighton Founders; Susan Buffett Foundation Selena Morales, Metro Distinction Jadyn Moore, Nebraska Wesleyan Achievement, Archway; Papillion-La Vista Schools Foundation-In Memory of Michael Logan Bryce Moran, Wichita State Founders; UNO Chancellors; Oklahoma Distinguished, Excellence Panashe Muendesi, Howard Leadership; Kansas Non-Resident Midwest Student Exchange; George Mason Recognition; Creighton Founders; Rockhurst Knapp; Susan Buffett Foundation; Papillion-La Vista Schools Foundation-Bob McCallie Endowed for STEM Kaylin Murcek, Northwest Missouri State Green & White, University Donald Murray III, NMC Sponsorship Program Diesel Technology Program-Central Community College Nicole Narak, PLCS Comprehensive Papillion-La Vista High SCOOP Adam Nebelsick, UNO Deans Claire Neil, UNK Chancellors, Cooperating School, Tennis; Rockhurst McCabe; PLCS Comprehensive Papillion-La Vista Student Council; Midlands Place Nebraska Realty Marissa Newman, South Dakota Coyote Commitment Achievement; College of St. Mary Tennis, Deans Dylan Nicholson, UNO Deans; UNL Canfield Jaslynn O’Doherty-George, UNL Nebraska Achievement Tylor Obermeyer, Central College Journey, Community Service; Northwest Missouri State Bearcat Advantage, University Riley Olsen, Aksarben-Horatio Alger Career Alejandro Olvera-Lara, Nebraska Wesleyan College Possible, Vaughan, Cornerstone Logan Palumbo, Metro Distinction Julia Paschal, UNL Canfield Kaylee Penry, Northwest Missouri State Green & White Advantage, University; St. Benedict Saints, Benedictine, Presidents; UNK Deans; Doane Trustees; Midland Presidential; Morningside Talent, Founders; Nebraska Wesleyan College Possible, Black & Gold; UNL Nebraska Achievement Gage Perez, UNO Deans; Creighton Founders; Colorado State Welcome to the Pack; Doane Trustees; UNL Deans; Susan Buffett Foundation Jason Peterson, UNK Deans Jacob Petrie, Dordt Baseball Hayley Piatkowski, Kansas Non-Resident Midwest Student Exchange; Missouri State Midwest Student Exchange, Provost; Northwest Missouri State Bearcat Advantage, Academic Excellence; UNL Canfield Julianne Plourde, UNL Canfield, Honors Textbook, Nebraska Legends; Kansas Non-Resident Midwest Student Exchange; UNO Deans; UNK Chancellors; PLCS Comprehensive Papillion-La Vista High SCOOP; Nebraska Wesleyan Achievement, Presidents; Creighton Academic Annie Plumb, Kansas Midwest Student Exchange; Utah Freshman Academic Achievement; UNL Canfield Katie Pohl, Northwest Missouri State Tower, Bearcat Advantage Taylor Pope, North Dakota State Presidential Honor; UNL Regents; UNO Regents Autumn Prante, UNL David Distinguished; Midland Anderson Leader Athlete; UNO Chancellors; OEA Foundation Inc. Presidents Dani Prusha, Midlands Place Wild Rice Connor Pumilia, UNL Glenn Korff School of Music Johnathan Randles, UNO Deans Cameran Raszler, PLCS Comprehensive Papillion-La Vista High Monarch Band Booster; UNL Honors Textbook, Regents; Minnesota National Vanessa Reiser, Kansas Non-Resident KU

Excellence; UNL Honors Textbook, Regents; St. Louis Presidents Finalist; PLCS Comprehensive G. Stanley Hall Elementary PTO; Creighton Magis; Susan Buffett Foundation; St. Paul’s Methodist Church David Richardson II, Midland Football Jaylen Ricks, UNO Deans; UNL Nebraska Achievement, Canfield; Papillion-La Vista Schools Foundation-In Memory of Kathy Kollars Michael Ripa, Benedictine Football-Academic; Dakota State Achievement Champion; OEA Foundation; Northeast Community College Baseball-Academic; Florida Technical College Academic; Papillion-La Vista High Bob Mohr Baseball Spencer Roach, Northwest Missouri State Bearcat Advantage, Golf, Academic Excellence Cassandra Roesler, Grand Canyon Dean Adrian Rodriguez, Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture Jean Sullivan Rawson & Richard Rawson; UNL Nebraska Emerging Leaders Jacob Roum, Iowa State Academic Recognition, Award for Competitive Excellence Blake Rule, UNK Deans; Papillion-La Vista Schools Foundation PRO; Midlands Place Ollie & Hobbes Rebecca Russell, Northwest Missouri State Bearcat Advantage, Distinguished; Rockhurst McCabe; Missouri Western State Presidents; UNK Chancellors; UNL Canfield; UNO Deans; University of Central Missouri Red & Black; Creighton Founders, Lee Vincent-Classical Languages Maria Sanchez-Sandoval, UNO College of Engineering, Regents; UNL Foundation, David Distinguished Joseph Scalise, Metro Distinction Savannah Schendt, Wittenberg Scholar; Susan Buffett Foundation Kristen Schmitt, UNL Canfield, Nebraska Achievement; PLCS Comprehensive Papillion-La Vista High Monarch Band Booster; Concordia Regents; UNO Deans; Papillion-La Vista Schools Foundation Kids Club Jaden Schovanec, UNL Regents; UNO Regents, College of Engineering; UNK Regents; PLCS Comprehensive Parkview Heights Elementary Alumni Allicyn Schuster, Nebraska Wesleyan Achievement, Archway; Susan Buffett Foundation Dovision Segla, Aksarben-Horatio Alger Career; Susan Buffett Foundation Brandon Sessler, Metro Distinction John Shafer, Benedictine Football-Academic; Buena Vista Arch; Simpson Endowed Sidney Sheard, UNL Nebraska Emerging Leaders; Nebraska Wesleyan Archway; Susan Buffett Foundation Brittany Shell, Kansas Non-Resident Midwest Student Exchange; Papillion-La Vista Schools Foundation PRO; PLCS Comprehensive Papillion American Legion Auxiliary Harry Bossard Unit #32 Legion Affiliated Stephen Silva, UNL Nebraska Achievement Nicholas Sippel, UNL Nebraska Emerging Leaders Ryley Sis, Papillion-La Vista Schools Foundation PRO Breeanna Sliter, UNO Deans; UNL Honors Textbook, Nebraska Legends, Canfield Dillon Slizinski, Rockhurst Knapp, Hawk Fund; Northwest Missouri State Green & White, University Mallory Sotak, UNL Regents; UNO Deans Kylie Squiers, Omaha Police Federal Credit Union Robert Sklenar Memorial; FOP Lodge #3 Fraternal Order of the Police Matthew Stafford, UNL Canfield; UNO Chancellors; UNK Chancellors Olivia Struble, Kansas Midwest Student Exchange; Missouri-Kansas City Non-Resident; Palm Beach Atlantic Deans; Nebraska Wesleyan Achievement, Honors Academy, Black & Gold William Synowiecki, UNL Nebraska Now Felicity Taylor, Midland Athletic; PLSC Comprehensive Pizza Ranch Amanda Texo, Wayne State Black & Gold Achievement Ryan Thomas, UNK Loper Excellence Elihu Thompson, Doane Men’s Track, Men’s Cross Country, Presidential; Iowa Old Gold; Iowa State Award for Competitive Excellence; Missouri University of Science & Technology Out-of-State, University, Trustees; Kansas State Engineering, Midwest Student Exchange; UNO Regents; UNL David Distinguished, Nebraska’s Durham School of Architectural Engineering and Construction Makayla Thompson, Metro Governors Gabrielle Tingstad, Kansas Non-Resident Midwest Student Exchange; Iowa State Award for Competitive Excellence; Drake Presidential; St. Louis Deans; Creighton Founders, Fr. Joseph Labaj; Marquette Pere Marquette; Midlands Place Le Petit Paris Bakery Tyler Tomanek, PLCS Comprehensive La Vista Youth Baseball Randy Cahill Memorial Colton Toth, Metro Distinction Quynh Tran, Buena Vista Merit; Luther College Diversity Enrichment, Presidents; Benedictine University; Monmouth Deans Alyson Trofholz, UNO Chancellor; Colorado State Presidents; Kansas Midwest Student Exchange; UNK Deans; UNL Canfield; UNO Chancellors Amy Ueberrhein, Coastal Carolina University; Baker University Merit Tyler Vermeer, Creighton University; Wayne State Presidential; Nebraska Wesleyan Black & Gold, Legacy, College Possible Andrew Wakefield, UNO Regents; UNL Canfield, Nebraska Emerging Leaders Katherine Waldman, William & Mary Gymnastics Brianna Warner, Aksarben-Horatio Alger Career Eric Wilkening, UNO Deans; Iowa State Award for Competitive Excellence; UNL Nebraska Legends, Canfield Alyssa Willcoxon, Nebraska Wesleyan Archway, College Possible; Midland Directors Tyler Williams, Nebraska Wesleyan Achievement, Archway; Concordia Excellence, Priority Cobber Matthew Williamson, UNK Regents; Nebraska Wesleyan College Possible, Governors; UNL David Distinguished; UNO Regents Elliott Wolbach, UNO Chancellors; Iowa State Award for Competitive Excellence; UNL David Distinguished Lindsey Woods, Northwest Missouri State Academic Excellence, Bearcat Advantage; UNK Deans; Washburn Sweet Foundation Alex Zymball, Papillion-La Vista Foundation Vocational-Technical in Memory of Andrew Scott Zaraya

and thorough professionalism. Her work has shaped the magazine’s voice. Scholarships offered at Papillion-La Vista South: Tori Aaron, Metro Aksarben Horatio Alger career Apeu Akol, Nebraska System TeamMates Caden Arnold, Papillion-La Vista Community Schools Foundation-Denker Family; Creighton founders, Roman Shaffel S.J.; UNK chancellor’s; UNL David distinguished; UNO regents Evan Arnold, Papillion-La Vista Community Schools Foundation-Dr. Leon Dappen memorial; Metropolitan distinction; Wayne State Dover memorial Carolyn Baker, Creighton founders; UNL Canfield; UNO chancellor’s Gabrielle Baker, Papillion-La Vista Comprehensive Papillion Area Lions Club; Central College academic; Creighton academic; Metropolitan distinction; UNK chancellor’s; UNL Canfield, chancellor’s leadership; UNO deans Jordan Bartlett, Metro Builder Foundation Nicholas Blum, Creighton founders, Roman Shaffel S.J.; Truman State non-resident tuition, president’s honorary, TruMerit; UNL Canfield , chancellor’s leadership, David distinguished, honors program textbook; UNO chancellor’s, deans Alexaundria Bohnert, Youth For Christ; Papillion-La Vista Community Schools FoundationHarlan Cook memorial; Metro distinction Drew Borchers, UNL regents; UNO regents Maxwell Boslaugh, Papillion-La Vista Comprehensive Anderson Grove Elementary PTO; Iowa State Competitive Excellence-Level II; UNL College of Engineering, regents, honors; UNO regents Isaiah Bourland, Papillion-La Vista Community Schools Foundation-Papillion-La Vista Optimist Club; Papillion-La Vista Comprehensive Papillion Masonic Lodge #39; Lawrence College Possible; Iowa academic success, Advantage Iowa, National Scholars; UNL Canfield; UNO regents Natalie Brainard, Papillion-La Vista Community Schools Foundation-Anthony Schuetz endowed; Papillion-La Vista Comprehensive Papillion-La Vista Education Association; Doane softball, track, trustees; Northwest Missouri State academic excellence, Bearcat Advantage, cultural enrichment level 4 Mia Bravo, Papillion-La Vista Comprehensive Papillion-La Vista South High School student council; Creighton academic, Roman Shaffel S.J.; Georgetown academic; Northwestern academic, The 1851; UNL regents, honors Abby Brazeal, Horatio Alger Aksarben scholar; Nebraska Wesleyan Black and Gold, College Possible Riley Butterfield, Northwest Missouri State Bearcat Advantage, instrumental music performance, Northwest merit William Cantu Dimas, Metro Aksarben Horatio Alger career Jared Cassoutt, Baylor deans’ Gold; UNL Canfield; UNO deans Kyler Caverzagie, Bob Foehlinger memorial; Midlands Place Spin! Pizza; Papillion-La Vista Comprehensive Papillion-La Vista South High School T-Club; UNL honors program textbook, regents; UNO regents Caylin Choquette, Lindenwood academic; UNL regents; UNO regents Siobhan Cook, South Carolina Woodrow Autumn Courtier, Metro Aksarben Horatio Alger career Steven Cunningham, Metro academy student, Builder Foundation Abigale Currie, Colorado State academic recognition Stephanie Dashiell, Papillion-La Vista Community Schools Foundation-Kids Club; Papillion-La Vista Comprehensive Papillion Area Lions Club; Sporting Omaha FC Kelley Jo VerVelde; Kansas State Purple and White; South Dakota State Jackrabbit guarantee; UNK dean’s Samuel Denker, Midlands Place Spin! Pizza; Papillion-La Vista Community Schools Foundation-Papillion Recreation Organization, Papillion-La Vista South Legion baseball; Papillion-La Vista Comprehensive Papillion-La Vista South student council, Papillion-La Vista South T-Club, Pinnacle Bank; Rotary Club of Omaha West outstanding senior; Highland Community academic; UNK dean’s Calvin Denne, Doane trustees, music-vocal; Truman State non-resident tuition, president’s leadership; UNL Glenn Korff School of Music, marching band Natalee Diaz, Doane presidential; Northwest Missouri State academic excellence, Bearcat Advantage; UNK dean’s; UNL Canfield; UNO deans Josie Doxzon, Iowa National Scholars; UNL David distinguished; UNO chancellor’s Madison Duke, Midlands Place PenFed Credit Union; Papillion-La Vista Community Schools Foundation-Dr. Toni Ganzel for Health Science Excellence; Rockhurst McCabe; Iowa Old Capitol achievement Kacey Dwyer, Papillion-La Vista South Titan Band Boosters; Air Force Aid Society YES Program; Clarkson president’s Bronze; Nebraska Methodist Becker presidential, Upfront merit Abram Ehrhorn, Papillion-La Vista Community Schools Foundation-Papillion Community Foundation Outstanding Service, Papillion Recreation Organization; Hastings soccer,

Crimson, dean, legacy; Southern Illinois-Edwardsville Cougar Pride, High Achiever; UNK chancellor’s; UNL Canfield; UNO deans Evie Ehrhorn, Hastings Crimson, dean, legacy; UNK regents, full room waiver, honors program; UNL honors program textbook, regents; UNO regents, Walter Scott Jr. Andrew Eisert, Boys and Girls Club of America; Nebraska State Military Youth of the Year-Offutt Air Force Base Jared Ethington, Iowa State Competitive Excellence-Level I, Return to Iowa-Generations; UNL regents; UNO regents Vincent Falcone, Papillion-La Vista Comprehensive Trumble Park Elementary PTO; Chadron State academic Callie Fisch, College of St. Mary dean’s academic, tuition exchange Brooke Fleming, Creighton founders; Central Florida Knight’s achievement; Kansas KU Excellence; UNL Canfield, Nebraska legends Journey Fletcher, Metro Aksarben Horatio Alger Career Justin Fletcher, Metro Aksarben Horatio Alger Career Reagan Freeman, Midland football Madeleine Gaspard, Papillion-La Vista Community Schools Foundation- Arthur C. and Marie D. Grube Family endowed; Grand Canyon provost Kyle Gibbs, Iowa Central Community diesel technology, industrial technology merit Noah Goodwin, UNK regents; UNL concert ensemble, Glenn Korff School of Music, marching band, honors program textbook, regents; UNO regents Grant Goss, Papillion-La Vista Community Schools Foundation-Wally and Rosemary Ridenour memorial; Missouri Alumni Association Agency, Mary E. Dillingham memorial, Mizzou Heritage non-resident Whitney Graham, Culinary Institute of America ProStart culinary arts; Johnson and Wales ProStart culinary; Louisiana Culinary Institute ProStart excellence; New England Culinary Institute ProStart Claudia Guill, Creighton founders; Colorado-Colorado Springs Peak; Denver Pioneer; Iowa Old Capitol achievement; Kansas non-resident midwest student exchange Conner Hallett, National Merit; Kansas State Purple and White; Kansas electrical engineering and computer science, engineering dean’s, non-resident excellence; UNL Aspiring Innovators in the Making, regents, university honors; UNO regents Sarah Hallett, Papillion-La Vista Community Schools Foundation-Papillion Recreation Organization; Kansas State midwest student exchange, Purple and White; Kansas midwest student exchange; UNL Canfield; UNO deans Matthew Hansen, Papillion-La Vista South Titan Theatre International Thespian Society Troop 6581; Theatre Arts Guild Theatre; Lindenwood academic, fine performing arts Caleb Harris, Metro Board of Governor’s graduating senior Evan Horton, Papillion-La Vista Community Schools Foundation-Access Bank; UNL Nebraska Achievement Seth Hulzebos, Southern Illinois-Edwardsville Cougar Pride, High Achiever; State of Illinois-Department of Veterans’ Affairs MIA/ POW Emma Huskey, Papillion-La Vista Comprehensive Papillion-La Vista South student council; Arizona State Starbucks tuition waiver Sean Irwin, Air Force ROTC; Iowa State Competitive Excellence-Level I, Navy ROTC; Missouri Science and Technology Excellence, out-of-state, academic; Iowa electrical and computer engineering excellence, Old Gold William James, UNL David distinguished, Nebraska Legends; UNO chancellor’s Ashley Jennings, UNL David distinguished; UNO regents Hannah Jensen, Northwest Missouri State Green and White Advantage, Northwest merit Jack Jones, UNL Glenn Korff School of Music; North Texas College of Music-jazz studies Erik Junker, Papillion-La Vista Comprehensive Bank of Nebraska Sara Kalmbach, Metro Aksarben Horatio Alger career Leighton Kaluza, UNO regents Amanda Keefer, Doane presidential; Nebraska Wesleyan achievement, presidents; Northwest Missouri State academic excellence, Bearcat Advantage; UNK chancellor’s; UNL Canfield; UNO deans Joshua Key, Daughters of the American Revolution Good Citizen; Offutt Officers’ Spouses’ Club; Papillion-La Vista Community Schools Foundation-True Titan; Colorado School of Mines president’s; Mercer academic merit; Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology merit Jordan Klein, Papillion-La Vista Community Schools Foundation-Barney Shives memorial; Papillion-La Vista Comprehensive Papillion Area Lions Club; Doane trustees, legacy, Earn Your Shield, Hansen fellowship; Nebraska Wesleyan Black and Gold Nicholaus Kleinschmidt, Offutt Officers’ Spouses’ Club; UNL Canfield; UNO regents Nathan Kotila, Metro distinction Katrina Kroeze, CHI Health health care, Horatio Alger Aksarben Scholar Gabrielle Lamberty, National Merit; Papillion-La Vista Comprehensive Papillion-La

Vista South T-Club; Creighton Magis, Roman Shaffel S.J.; UNL regents; UNO regents Dezi-Grace LaPierre, Wayne State art and design Miranda Ludemann, South Dakota State Jackrabbit Achievement, Yellow and Blue Savannah Ludemann, Hastings Crimson, trustee Madison Mantich, Horatio Alger Aksarben Scholar Sydney Marshburn, Midlands Place Athletes’ Training Center; Papillion-La Vista Comprehensive Papillion Chapter Order of the Eastern Star; Middle Tennessee State provost Ryan Martin, Papillion-La Vista Community Schools Foundation-Lt. Mark Noziska Distinguished Service memorial; UNL Army ROTC Kylee Mastromonaco, Bellevue soccer, DREAM, freshman academic achievement Adrianna Mather, Concordia academic; Midland cheerleading; Northwest Missouri State Green and White Advantage, University Scholar Joseph Matter, UNL David distinguished; UNO chancellor’s Quentin Mays, Kansas non-resident midwest student exchange; UNL Emerging Leaders Mary McLaughlin, Creighton founders, Roman Shaffel S.J.; UNL David distinguished; UNO Honors Learning Community Cohorts, regents Bayley McRoberts, College of William and Mary Army ROTC Emily Meade, Papillion-La Vista Comprehensive Papillion Middle School PTN; Papillion-La Vista Comprehensive Walnut Creek Elementary PTO; Creighton founders; Iowa Old Gold; UNK regents; UNL David distinguished, Nebraska Legends, honors; UNO regents Hannah Meckna, Nebraska Wesleyan governors, recognition, achievement; UNL A & S Rising Scholar, David distinguished; UNO regents Larry Mercier, Iowa State Competitive Excellence-Level II, College of Engineering; Montana State premier; UNK chancellor’s; UNL Canfield; UNO chancellor’s Shelby Miller, Cornell College trustee; Creighton Magis; Doane presidential; Drake presidential; Gustavus Adolphus dean’s; Hastings Crimson; Morningside trustee; UNK regents; UNL regents; UNO regents Annastasia Milton, Offutt Officers’ Spouses’ Club; Midlands Place Premier Family; Papillion-La Vista Community Schools Foundation-Jessica Kathryn Dierks memorial; U.S. Mountain Ranger Association academic; Montana State non-resident freshman achievement; Kansas chancellor; UNK regents; UNL regents; UNO regents Kailey Miracky, Southwestern Community College volleyball Sydney Morehouse, Midland volleyball Hayley Moulton, Midlands Place Fairfield Inn and Suites Jocelyn Mullen, Metro distinction; Morningside talent Rachel Munoz, Central College academic; Morningside dean, talent for theatre; St. Mary’s-Minnesota Lillian Davis Hogan Theatre, thespian callback; UNL W & F Key; Viterbo dean’s, Medland, readiness Joshua Napora, Creighton academic, Rev. Joseph Labaj, Roman Shaffel S.J.; UNL David distinguished; UNO regents Travis Nelson, UNO regents Connor Nichols, Association of Naval Aviators; Papillion-La Vista Comprehensive Golden Hills Elementary PTO; UNK regents; UNL regents; UNO regents William Nielsen, UNL regents; UNO regents Baileigh Nuzum, Concordia achievement, basketball; Northeast Community College basketball Anthony Oddo, Creighton founders; UNL David distinguished; UNO regents Kylie Ostermeyer, Papillion-La Vista Comprehensive Papillion-La Vista South student council; Runza Student of the Week; Truman State military non-resident tuition waiver, president’s leadership, TruMerit Paige Oswald, Monika Peters vocal music; Doane trustees; Northwest Missouri State academic excellence, Bearcat Advantage; Northwestern collegiate; Wayne State Education Matters Aaron Palensky, Papillion-La Vista South Legion baseball Sydney Paul, Papillion-La Vista Comprehensive Patriot Elementary PTO Tyler Paul, National Merit; Salvation Army D.J.’s Hero; Drake presidential; UNK regents; UNL chancellor’s, Forrest C. Blood Jr., National Merit, regents; UNO regents Alaina Peterson, Concordia dean’s Savanna Pohlmann, Buena Vista Blue, softball Duncan Powell, Colorado State presidential; Iowa Old Gold; UNL David distinguished; UNO regents Justin Raper, Morningside soccer, founder; UNK cooperating school; Sioux Falls provost’s Talia Ray, Baylor president’s Gold; Creighton founders, Roman Shaffel S.J.; North Texas Excellence II Megan Real, Trinity Village; Creighton founders, Roman Shaffel S.J.; Northwest Missouri State Bearcat Advantage, distinguished, Distinguished Scholars’ Day; UNL

Canfield, College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, David distinguished; UNO chancellor’s Mitchell Robey, Chesterman Coca-Cola; Papillion-La Vista Community Schools Foundation Papillion Recreation Organization; Papillion-La Vista Comprehensive Papillion American Legion Auxiliary Harry Bossard Unit #32, Rumsey Station Elementary PTO; Beloit presidential; Central College presidential, Journey; Creighton academic, Roman Shaffel S.J.; Doane Earn Your Shield, presidential; Lawrence College Possible; UNK regents, honors program; UNO regents Madison Roche, Colorado-Boulder chancellor’s achievement Bradley Rohn, Papillion-La Vista Comprehensive Papillion-La Vista Community Schools Principals and Supervisors; Arizona State president’s; Missouri State midwest student exchange program; Morningside presidential; UNK chancellor’s; UNL David distinguished; UNO regents Joshua Rothe, Papillion-La Vista Community Schools Foundation Don Ozanne Endowed; Metro governor’s graduating senior; Nebraska Christian president’s; UNL Canfield; UNO chancellor’s Benjamin Saul, Doane music-instrumental, music-vocal, presidential; UNL Canfield; UNO deans Zachary Scott, UNL regents, university honors; UNO regents Isaac Simpson, Papillion-La Vista Comprehensive Papillion-La Vista South T-Club; Doane presidential; Kansas State midwest student exchange enhancement, midwest student exchange; Morningside presidential; Kansas KU Excellence; UNK regents; UNL David distinguished, university honors; UNO regents Cole Smith, American Legion; Army ROTC; Iowa State Competitive Excellence-Level II, Return to Iowa-Generations; UNL Canfield, Nebraska Legends; UNO deans Michaela Smith, Papillion-La Vista South Titan Band Boosters; Papillion-La Vista Comprehensive Papillion Middle School PTN; Creighton founders, Roman Shaffel S.J.; UNL David distinguished, regents; UNO regents Grace Spinks, Trinity Village; Loyola-Chicago academic; Missouri Western State presidents; Nebraska Wesleyan achievement, presidents; Northwest Missouri State Bearcat Advantage, distinguished; Northern Colorado UNC presidential non-resident Hannah Storm, Creighton founders; UNL Canfield; UNO deans Gianna teNyenhuis, Papillion-La Vista Comprehensive Patriot Elementary PTO Hailey Thornburg, Nebraska Methodist Wischmeier dean’s nursing; Creighton founders William Thornton, Metropolitan distinction Bailey Vaughan, CHI Health health care; Midlands Hospital Auxiliary teen volunteer; Grand Canyon president; Northern Arizona president’s excellence tuition for non-residents; Northwest Missouri State academic excellence, Bearcat Advantage; Rockhurst McCabe; Kansas non-resident midwest student exchange Curran Videtich, Metro Aksarben Horatio Alger career Anhmai Vu, National Merit; Grinnell Quest Bridge College Match Bailey White, DePaul deans’ Damon Wilder, Metro Aksarben Horatio Alger career Shelby Zivny, Papillion-La Vista Comprehensive Carriage Hill Elementary PTO; UNO regents

Platteview Rachel Fryar Key Staffer Journalistic roles: Editorin-chief of the yearbook for the last two years; staff member her

sophomore year College plans: Metro Community College; undecided Parents: Terri Fryar About: Rachel has been a member of the Platteview yearbook staff for three years. In that time she supervised a staff from three to 10 members. She is also an active photographer for the book.

Scholarships offered at Platteview: Chandler Briggs, Springfield Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary Hannah Canady, UNO Deans; Capstone Coaching & Consulting Leadership Excellence Katelynn Caniglia, Wayne State Dover Memorial; Golf Fore The Troops Morgan Chase, Springfield First United Methodist Church; Wayne State Black &

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Papillion-La Vista South Abigale Currie Key Staffer Journalistic roles: Co-editor-in-chief her senior year of Titan Legacy student news magazine. She was an associate editor her junior

year. College plans: Colorado State at Fort Collins; journalism Parents: Sarah Currie and Eric Currie About: Besides serving as an editor, Abby has been one of the publication’s top news reporters since she joined staff, always tackling the tough topics with grace

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Continued from Page 25 Gold Academic Excellence; Southern Sarpy Activities Program Madeline Davis, Iowa State Academic Recognition; Kansas State Denison, College of Agriculture, Civic Leadership Jadon Doering, Metro Governors Jalen Dostal, Morningside Founder; Pittsburgh State Marching Band Heather Ernst, UNK Chancellors; UNL Nebraska Legends, Canfield; UNO Deans; Concordia Athletic, Regents, Lutheran Heritage Davis Fluckey, Southern Sarpy Activities; Northwest Missouri State Bearcat Advantage, Academic Excellence, Alumni John George, UNL David Distinguished, Honors, Pepsi Scholar; Platteview High Alumni Basketball Tournament; UNO Regents Megan Gillen, Metro Governors; American Legion Post 143 Carl Barr Memorial Brittany Haire, College of St. Mary Dean’s, Athletic Victoria Hartley, UNL Music Whitney Hawley, UNL Canfield; UNK Chancellors; UNO Dean’s; Hastings Music, Crimson Dawson Heinert, Fort Scott Community College Rodeo; Clarendon College Rodeo; Iowa High School Rodeo Amber Gowen, UNO Regents McKenzie Heneger, Truman State Non-Resident Tuition, President’s Leadership, TruMerit; Loyola-Chicage Trustee; Creighton Academic Benjamin Keyes, Peru State Clements Band, Trustees; UNL David Distinguished; UNO Chancellor’s; American Legion Post 143 Auxiliary Lillian Lachowicz, Metro Distinction Bailey Lagasse, Wayne State Athletic Conrad Lawrence, Nebraska Wesleyan President’s, Achievement Trent Lorenz, American Legion Post 143 Carl Barr Memorial; Greg Alan Adair Memorial Olivia Lutz, St. Louis Vice President’s; UNL Chancellor’s Leadership, David Distinguished, Honors; Creighton Academic, Roman Shaffel S.J.; CHI Health; Kansas State June Hull Sherrid Emily Marsden, Springfield First United Methodist Church; Judith Petersen Family Memorial Joshua McElwain, Northwest Missouri State Bearcat Advantage, University Connor McFayden, UNO Regents, Walter Scott Jr.; UNL Regents, Honors, ASC Dean’s Scholar, College of Agriculture & Natural Resources Ryan McKnight, Milks Family Memorial Alexandra Merrell, Masonic Lodge #112 Rachel Miller, Peru State Music Zachary Ostrander, U.S. Military Academy, Naval Academy, Air Force Academy nominations; UNL David Distinguished, Honors; UNO Chancellor’s; Offutt Officers’ Spouses’ Club Annie Parr, Wade Lanum Girls Basketball-Soccer; Judith Petersen Family Memorial; St. Joseph Catholic Church Ladies Guild; Creighton Founders; UNL Canfield; UNO Deans; Springfield Memorial Library; Friends of the Springfield Library Taylor Partusch, UNL Regents; UNO Regents; SPCS Education Association; St. Joseph Catholic Church Knights of Columbus; Springfield Elementary PTO Hunter Pollock, UNK Dean’s; Creighton Founders; Hastings Ringland Justin Prazan, Northwest Missouri State Bearcat Advantage; Doane Trustees ShyAnn Renz, Doane Legacy, Earn Your Shield, Community, Academic, Volleyball Aide Tressa Rewolinski, SPCS Education Association; UNO Chancellor’s; Judith Petersen Family Memorial; UNL David Distinguished Payton Robinson, UNL Emerging Leader Claire Scanlan, UNK Dean’s; Wayne State Black & Gold Academic Excellence; Northwest Missouri State Tower, Bearcat Advantage; College of St. Mary Dean’s; Springfield Memorial Library; Nemaha Valley Masonic Lodge #4; SPCS Education Association; Jerry “Ozzie” Osborn Memorial; Friends of the Springfield Library Courtney Scholting, UNL David Distinguished; UNO Chancellor’s; Milks Family Memorial Samantha Scholting, Colby Community College Equestrian Audrey Schram, Metro Governors Sydney Skarda, College of St. Mary President’s Academic; Kansas State Heritage; Rockhurst Regents, McCabe; Kansas Midwest Student Exchange; South Dakota Coyote Commitment Distinction Samuel Sparks, Purdue Presidential; UNL Regents, Honors, Aspiring Innovators; UNO Regents; Kansas State Purple & White Carly Stepanek, Midland Athletic; Northeast Community College Athletic; Central Community College Athletic; Springfielder at Heart; Dakota State Merit Champion, Blue and Gold, Athletic Heidi Strigenz, Runza Student of the Week; Loyola-Chicago Presidential; George Mason Excellence; Kansas Excellence; Maryland President’s; Alabama-Birmingham Blazer Elite; Loyola-Maryland Presidential; St. Louis Vice President’s; Creighton Magis; Marquette Pere Marquette; UNL Regents; Judith Petersen Family Memorial; Wisconsin-Madison Henry Steenbock Tyler Walsh, Aksarben-Horatio Alger Career

Plattsmouth Brandon Fabian Key Staffer Journalistic role: Copy editor for the school newspaper College plans: Metro Community College; undecided Parents: Mary and James Fabian About: Brandon has played a key role in the success of the school yearbook. He took on the role of copy editor when the year began, but he has gone far above and beyond just that one role. He has taken the initiative to sell ads to local businesses, sell yearbooks at student events, create page layouts, take pictures and edit both copy and photos. Brandon has taken a strong leadership role in this class, and he is consistently finding ways to improve what we are doing. Scholarships offered at Plattsmouth: Brock Anderson, Nebraska Wesleyan Archway; Robert T. & Dorothee Walling Wiley Memorial Samuel Babe, Robert T. & Dorothee Walling Wiley Memorial Sydnee Bell, Nebraska Wesleyan Presidents, Achievement, Huge Recognition; St. Paul United Church of Christ; Masonic; Youth Citizen of the Year; Youth Optimist Essay Contest Winner; Fred V. Duda Memorial Alexis Blinston, Gen. James M. Keck; Plymouth State Presidential; Robert T. & Dorothee Walling Wiley Memorial Amber Bock, Robert T. & Dorothee Walling Wiley Memorial Madison Burnett, Nebraska Wesleyan Archway, Achievement; Robert T. & Dorothee Walling Wiley Memorial Leah Church, Robert T. & Dorothee Walling Wiley Memorial Lydia Cole, UNL Regents, Honors; Robert T. & Dorothee Walling Wiley Memorial Jessica Curtis, Beaver Lake Auxilliary Jacinda Davis, Nebraska Wesleyan Presidents, Achievement; Doane Presidential, Track, Volleyball; Robert T. & Dorothee Walling Wiley Memorial Hannah Ewing, Robert T. & Dorothee Walling Wiley Memorial Salina Gordon, Robert T. & Dorothee Walling Wiley Memorial Autumn Graham, UNL Canfield; Comper Care Paige Johnson, Nebraska Wesleyan Black & Gold, Legacy; Doane Trustees, Volleyball; Robert T. & Dorothee Walling Wiley Memorial Grant Kathol, South Dakota Coyote Com-

mitment Kirstyn Kester, UNL Achievement Eric Ketchum, Robert T. & Dorothee Walling Wiley Memorial Justin Krug, UNL Achievement; South Dakota Coyote Commitment, Valedictorian; Northwest Missouri State Academic Excellence, Bearcat Advantage; Robert T. & Dorothee Walling Wiley Memorial Lucy Lu Liu, Fred V. Duda Memorial Darian Matteo, UNO Chancellor’s Andrew Nielsen, Fred V. Duda Memorial Rose Powers, Robert T. & Dorothee Walling Wiley Memorial Josie Ritzman, UNL Achievement Steven Steube, Robert T. & Dorothee Walling Wiley Memorial Kylie Turner, UNL Achievement Joshua Voogd, UNO Deans; UNL Canfield; Robert T. & Dorothee Walling Wiley Memorial Jessica Walker, Nebraska Wesleyan Archway, Achievement; Missouri Western State Deans; Northwest Missouri State Bearcat Advantage, University; Robert T. & Dorothee Walling Wiley Memorial Caleb Wehrbein, Midwest Farmers Coop Robert T. & Dorothee Walling Wiley Memorial

Ralston Nick Madison Key Staffer Journalistic roles: Editor of the yearbook, but has been involved with yearbook for three years. College plans: Metro Community College; video and audio communications Parents: Ronald and Kelly Madison About: Nick is the only senior on the yearbook staff. Although he is required to come only part time, he often comes everyday to help other students. He has volunteered a significant amount of his free time to ensure the yearbook is a successful publication. He has demonstrated an enormous amount of patience and taken his responsibilities very seriously. Scholarships offered at Ralston: Jacob Alberico, Josh Brockington/Daniel Sasich Memorial Kaylie Alexander, Lion’s Club; Meadows Elementary FAME Grecia Alfaro, Aksarben-Horatio Alger Career Skyler Arehart, Curtain Raisers Theatre Haley Bazis, Midland Scholar Athlete, Campus Visit, Anderson Leader Athlete Rachelle Bentley, Metro Governors Ashley Black, Midland Athletic Cierra Boatwright, John Brown Cheer Ryan Bober, Aksarben-Horatio Alger Career Adele Bourke, UNO Tuition Grant, Nebraska Grant; Midland Grant, Nebraska Opportunity, Presidential; Ralston Volunteer Fire-“Pete” Peterson Memorial; Wayne State Black and Gold, SEOG Grant, Nebraska Opportunity, Nebraska Advantage; Susan T. Buffett Foundation; Wildewood Elementary PTO-Alumni Nicklas Bowles, Aksarben-Horatio Alger Career Garrett Brady, Ralston Schools Foundation Brianna Breazier, Wayne State Special Ability Music, Cooperating Schools Hannah Buswell, Ralston Soccer Club; Ralston Optimist Club Elizabeth Byrnes, UNL Nebraska Legends, Canfield; UNO Dean’s; Creighton; Ralston Chamber of Commerce-Marlene Hansen Memorial; Ralston Schools Foundation; Runza Student of the Week; Mockingbird Elementary PTO-Alumni Shawn Callen, UNO Chancellor’s; UNL Achievement Kaelin Cardona, Southeast Community College Softball Natastia Carnes, Rockhurst Knapp; Missouri Western Dean’s; Concordia Dean’s; Creighton Academic; Iowa State Recognition; Morningside Founder; Midland Athletic; First Presbyterian Church-David Arnez Memorial; Baright Library Foundation Brigit Carrasco-Angon, Concordia Academic Abbigail Carter, UNL Achievement Spencer Chamberlain, College of St. Mary Academic Nicholas Curtis, UNL Regents; UNK Regents; U.S. Naval Academy; U.S. Air Force Academy; UNO Regents Nicholas Dellamano, Aksarben-Horatio Alger Career Rigoberto Diaz, Aksarben-Horatio Alger Career Desiree Espinoza, Aksarben-Horatio Alger Career Katelyn Evans, Aksarben-Horatio Alger Career McCoy Fink, Nebraska Wesleyan Honorary Archway, Achievement; Elks Lodge Elks Jadyn Flowers, UNL Emerging Leader Shalease Ford, Michael McCracken Memorial Alexzander Furry, Aksarben-Horatio Alger Career Ryan Garcia, Metro Governors; UNL Canfield Krystal Garcia-Morales, Susan T. Buffett Foundation Tate Gauchat, Peru State Football; Doane Football, Community, Visit; Central Missouri Choose Red Grant Kevin Gomez-Franco, UNL Nebraska Emerging Leader Estefania Gonzalez, Nebraska Wesleyan Black and Gold Alexander Grandbois, Aksarben-Horatio Alger Career Erin Greenwood, Mockingbird Elementary PTO-Alumni Jailene Gutierrez Rivas, Aksarben-Horatio Alger Career Nevaeh Hall, Wildewood Elementary PTO Alumni; Central College Presidential; North Dakota State Provost’s; Iowa National Scholars; Creighton Founders; Butler Academic; UNL Canfield; Illinois Chicago Grant; UNO Dean’s; Coe College Honors; Hal Kronberg Memorial; Ralston Band Boosters; Ralston Alumni Basketball Joshua Holler, UNL Canfield, CASNR; UNO Dean’s Thomas Incontro, Aksarben-Horatio Alger Career Talya Jones, Metro Governor’s; Alan Christensen Memorial; UNK Chancellor’s; Creighton Founder; Ralston Schools Foundation; Susan T. Buffett Foundation; UNL Nebraska Achievement Patrick Kelly, Megan O’Reilly Memorial; UNO Regents; UNL Regents, Canfield, Pepsi Scholar; UNK Regents; Austin Kephart, Aksarben-Horatio Alger Career James Krist, UNL Regents, Honors; UNO Regents; UNK Regents; Colorado School of Mines President’s; Iowa Old Gold; Iowa State Award for Competitive Excellence, Return to Iowa; Missouri University of Science and Technology Trustees out-of-state, University, Trustees; South Dakota School of Mines Distinctive; South Dakota State Jack-Rabbit Guarantee; Wichita State Morrison Merit Drew Lainson, Metro Distinction Hannah Lucas, Northwest Missouri State Bearcat Advantage, Tower Rebecca Madden, Northwest Missouri State Bearcat Advantage, Tower; Doane Earn Your Shield, Trustees, Visitor; UNK Dean’s; Midland Grant, Presidential Nicholas Madison, Ralston Schools Foundation; Metro Governors; Blumfield PTO-Alumni Thomas McCormick, UNL Canfield; UNO Dean’s Robbie McEvoy, Ralston Booster Club; Ralston High School Alumni; Wildewood Elementary PTO-Alumni; Score 4 Sports Alumni Jakob McFarland, Aksarben-Horatio Alger Career Aubri Mitchem, UNL Nebraska Emerging Leader, Nebraska Achievement Edgar Montoya, UNO Chancellor’s; Bobby Foehlinger Memorial Jordan Nielsen, UNL Regents Caleb Noah, UNO College Bound Nebraska Matthew Noah, UNO Regents; Suzanne and Walter Scott Foundation-Peter Kiewit

Institute; UNL Regents; UNK Regents Luis Nolasco, Aksarben-Horatio Alger Career Katie Nothhorn, UNL School Access Mentee Michael O’Brien, Ralston Volunteer Fire-Edward & Pauline Andersen; UNL Regents; Marlin Nelson Memorial; Ralston Chamber of Commerce; Ralston Community Theatre; Ralston Schools Foundation Emma Ocasio, Aksarben-Horatio Alger Career Audrey Peterson, Nebraska Wesleyan Archway, College Possible Cody Pham, UNL Nebraska Achievement; UNO Chancellor’s; Ralston Chamber of Commerce; Rockhurst Academic; Questbridge Makayla Prchal, Susan T. Buffett Foundation Max Prochaska, Buena Vista Arch; Hastings Ringland; Midland Athletic; Morningside Athletic, Founder; Hastings Athletic; Ralston Booster Club Bailey Rawson, Seymour Elementary PTO Seymour Alumni; Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture-Jean & Richard Rawson Memorial; RayAnne Polivka Memorial Kylie Reiners, UNO Chancellor’s, Outstanding Scholar; Texas Tech Presidential; Iowa State Award for Competitive Excellence Level 1; Kansas Non-Resident KU Excellence; UNL David Distinguished; Midland Athletic, LDI; Excel Physical Therapy Jared Remar, Buena Vista Trustee, Heritage; Wendy’s High School Heisman; Ralston Booster Club; Ralston Alumni Basketball Flor Resendiz, Ralston Schools Foundation-Nick Steinbach Wilbur Rivera, Alan Christensen Memorial; Susan T. Buffett Foundation Martha Sanchez-Hernandez, UNL Nebraska Emerging Leader; Creighton Academic Jerry Sena II, Aksarben-Horatio Alger Career Maya Shiroyama, UNO College Bound Nebraska Lauren Shradar, Midland Athletic, Grant Samantha Slizoski, Peru State Dean’s; Nebraska Wesleyan Archway, Grant; Ralston Band Boosters Sonia Somerville-Vossmerbaumer, Aksarben-Horatio Alger Career Taylor Sramek, UNO Chancellor’s; UNL David Distinguished; Beta Sigma Phi; Ralston Chamber of Commerce; Ralston Booster Club Trevor Stutzman, UNK Regents, Honors, Room Waiver; Creighton Founders; UNL David Distinguished, Nebraska Legends; UNO Regents; Creighton Roman Shaffel S.J. Carlos Tellez-Sanchez, Aksarben-Horatio Alger Career Ashley Turner, Doane Presidential, Legacy; UNL NOW; First State Bank Marcus Vera, Colorado State Dean’s; Creighton Academic Taylor Wagner, Lion’s Club; Ralston Volunteer Fire-Anthony J. Fucinaro Memorial; UNO Chancellor’s; Susan T. Buffett Foundation; UNL David Distinguished, Nebraska Legends Briana Walter, York Athletic Alec Watson, Dakota State Athletic Hannah Weber, Northwest Missouri State Green and White Advantage Kortney Wells, UNL David Distinguished; UNO Chancellor’s; UNK Chancellor’s Dajour Willis, Midland Athletic Claire Yager, Creighton Tuition Echo Young, UNO Chancellor’s Mary Zach, Kansas State Purple and White; Creighton Academic; Northwest Missouri State Bearcat Advantage

Roncalli Krysten Griffin Key Staffer Journalistic role: Yearbook editor College plans: Metro Community College; business/banking Parents: Jennifer Hoellen and Christopher Griffin About: Krysten is an amazing member of the yearbook staff. She is the key organizer for the yearbook. The staff depends on her knowledge and expertise to get everything done. Scholarships offered at Roncalli: Rachel Boyce, Midland Directors Rosa Brown, UNO Deans; Southwest Minnesota State Deans’; UNK Chancellors; Dayton Deans’ Merit, Study Abroad; UNL Canfield, Chancellor’s Leadership; New England Culinary Institute ProStart; International Culinary Schools at the Art Institute ProStart; Louisiana Culinary Institute ProStart Excellence; Culinary Institute of America ProStart; Kendall ProStart; Johnson & Wales ProStart; Sullivan NE State ProStart; Minnesota Duluth UMD; Minnesota Achievement, National Scholar Teylor Bruno, Baylor Academic; Creighton Academic; Benedictine Maathai Frances Cunningham, South Dakota Coyote Commitment Achievement; Northern State WolfPACT; Northwest Missouri State Tower, Bearcat Advantage; Grand Canyon Faculty, Christian Schools Consortium; Midland Directors; Hastings Ringland; Regis Achievement Catholic; Arizona State New American University Bryan Erixon, Metro Governors Krysten Gfiffin, Nebraska Wesleyan Archway Lin Jiang, Graceland Merit Joseph Lee, UNO Regents; Minnesota Presidental; UNL Regents; King’s Presidential; UNK Regents Li Liang, Creighton Matteo Ricci Jingbin Lin, Ringling College of Art & Design Grace Lonergan, UNL Nebraska Achievement Alexandra Mausbach, Benedictine Academic-Athletic; Morningside Founder, Athletic; Northwest Missouri State Athletic, University, Green & White Advantage Daniel Mendick, Nebraska Wesleyan Archway Jack Mordeson, UNL Chancellors, Honors; Colorado State Presidents; Creighton Academic; Loyola-Chicago Presidental; Regis Trustees, Catholic High School; Central Florida Finalist/Scholar; Minnesota National; Denver Chancellors; Colorado Boulder Presidental; Oklahoma National Merit; St. Thomas University Ryan Muckey, UNL Nebraska Emerging Leader Amy Nastase, Grand Canyon President; UNL Canfield; Creighton Roman Shaffel S.J.; Kansas Non-resident KU Excellence; UNK Chancellors; UNO Chancellor’s Joseph Novotny, UNO Regents; UNL Regents, Honors Amanda Ortmeier, Kansas Non-resident Midwest Student Exchange; UNL Nebraska Achievement; Rockhurst McCabe, Loyola, Regents Allison Pritza, Kansas Midwest Student Exchange; Grand Canyon Provost; Oklahoma Achievement; Rockhurst Loyola, Regents, McCabe; UNL Canfield, Nebraska Legends Abigail Ramsgard, Nebraska Wesleyan Black & Gold, Achievement, Honors Academy; Hamline Honors Madeleine Rheinheimer, Texas Christian Founders; Denver University Scholar; Kansas Non-resident KU Excellence; Grand Canyon President Jaylen Smith, Metro Urban League of Nebraska Megan Soltys, Nebraska Wesleyan Archway; Wayne State Class of 1937 Zachary Wiese, UNL Regents; Arizona Excellence; Colorado Boulder Chancellor’s Achievement; Arizona State Non-resident President’s James Wilmes, UNO Regents; UNL Regents; Minnesota National Kate Yetter, South Dakota Coyote Commitment Achievement; Northern State WolfPACT

Skutt Madeline Jarosik Key Staffer Journalistic roles: Yearbook staff member every year since she was a freshman. Editor-in-chief of the yearbook for the past two years, and sports editor for two years before that. College plans: UNO; international studies/journalism Parents: Deborah and Kevin Jarosik About: The role that Maddie has played in the improvement and excellence of the yearbook is impossible to quantify. Simply said, we’ve rebuilt the yearbook program around Maddie, and the experienced, collaborative, creative staff she’s in charge of reflects exactly who she has become in her time on staff. She is a natural leader, a creative force and a relentlessly positive human being. Scholarships offered at Skutt: Brandon Anderson, Neosho County Community College Baseball Kayley Anderson, Creighton Magis, Roman Shaffel S.J.; UNK Regents; UNL Chemistry Day, Nebraska Science Olympiad, Regents; UNO Regents; Pittsburgh Chancellors Nominee Kelly Augustine, Creighton Founders; Rockhurst Loyola, McCabe; St. Louis Vice Presidents; Texas Christian Deans; Denver Chancellor; Iowa Old Gold; Kansas Non-resident KU Excellence; UNO David Distinguished, Nebraska Legends; UNO Deans; Tulsa Excellence; Xavier Victoria Barclay, Texas Christian Faculty; Tulane Academic Recognition; Kansas KU Excellence; UNO Nebraska Achievement Elizabeth Barsoom, Colorado State Deans Joseph Bean, Fisher House Foundation Heroes Legacy; Florida State Freshman; Offutt Officers Spouses Club OOSC; U.S. Air Force Air Force ROTC; Central Florida Provost; UNO Regents Grace Boothe, Creighton Founders, History Fellows Melissa Bowers, Iowa State Award for Competitive Excellence; St. Louis Merit, Vice President; UNO College of Engineering, Honors Textbook, Regents Alec Brown, UNO Canfield, Pepsi; UNO Regents Cali Carstens, Augustana Leadership, Presidential; Central Methodist Academic Excellence, Softball, University; Creighton Academic, Roman Shaffel S.J., University; Loyola-Chicago Damen; Newman University; Truman State Non-resident, Presidents Honorary, TruMerit; Kansas KU Excellence, KU Opportunity; UNL Chancellors Leadership, David Distinguished, Honors Textbook; UNO Chancellors; Tulsa Early Filers, Housing, Excellence, University Jack Chambers, Northwest Missouri State Bearcat Advantage, Tower; UNO Nebraska Achievement Hayley DesCoteaux, Kansas State Midwest Student Exchange Program, MSEP Enhancement; UNL Nebraska Achievement Albert Dominguez, U.S. Bowling Congress Nebraska USBC Bowling Association Noah Doue, Kansas Jayhawk Generations; UNO Chancellors Ava Dreessen, UNO David Distinguished; UNO Regents Sarah Dunker, Kansas Non-resident Midwest Student Exchange Brooklyn Duren, Northwest Missouri State Northwest Merit Margaret Elliott, Doane Academic, Golf, Visit; Nebraska Wesleyan Achievement, Black and Gold Hans Espiritu, Iowa State Award for Competitive Excellence; UNL Aspiring Innovators, David Distinguished, Honors Textbook, Nebraska Legends; UNO Regents Alexa Fenn, Creighton Founders; Iowa State Award for Competitive Excellence, Return to Iowa Generations; UNL Canfield Connor Fenton, Northwest Missouri State Academic Excellence, Bearcat Advantage Sofia Ferrer, UNO Chancellors Trevor Gibson, Augustana Trustees; Kansas State Heritage; Northwest Missouri State Bearcat Advantage, Distinguished; UNK Chancellors; UNL Regents; UNO Regents; Sioux Falls Trustees Matthew Gromowsky, Benedictine Presidents; Creighton Magis, Roman Shaffel S.J.; Marquette Pere Marquette; Nebraska Wesleyan Founders; Ash Grove Cement; UNK Regents; UNL Chancellors, Chemistry Day, Deans, Honors Textbook, National Merit, Regents; UNO Regents; Xavier Jordan Gustafson, Creighton Founders; Regis Trustee Catholic; UNO David Distinguished Rachel Hahn, Rockhurst Loyola, Opportunity Ethan Hall, Bunge North America Inc.; Coe College Trustee; Creighton Magis; Kansas State Purple & White; Loyola-Chicago Presidential; Iowa Colvin/Cox, Iowa Heritage, Lowell F. and Dorothea T. Christy Business, Old Gold; Kansas Non-resident KU Excellence; UNO David Distinguished, Honors Textbook; UNO Regents Mary Haller, Kansas Midwest Student Exchange Madison Han, Benedictine; Centris Federal Credit Union College; Creighton Magis, Roman Shaffel S.J.; Marquette Pere Marquette; Kansas Non-resident KU Excellence; UNK Regents; UNL Honors Textbook, Regents; UNO Regents William Hanna, Creighton Academic, Roman Shaffell S.J.; Regis Trustees, Catholic High School; Rockhurst Breen, Loyola; UNL Chemistry Day, Regents; UNO Regents Ryan Harrel, Briar Cliff Academic, Connection, Track Claire Harrison, Better Business Bureau Student of Integrity; Creighton Scott Scholars; Fairfield Magis; La Salle Christian Brothers; Marquette Pere Marquette; Niagara University Invitational, Trustees; Regis Trustees Catholic; St. Louis Vice Presidents; Santa Clara Deans; U.S. Naval Academy Appointment; Dayton Study Abroad, Textbook, Trustees Merit; Scranton Deans; Villanova; Xavier Elia Healy, Nebraska Wesleyan Achievement, Black and Gold, Legacy, Multi Student Joseph Heglin, Briar Cliff Academic, Connection, Track; UNL David Distinguished, Nebraska Legends Allison Heithoff, Creighton Christina M. Hixson, Magis; DePaul Presidential; Loyola-Chicago Presidential; Regis Trustee Catholic; St. Louis Vice Presidents; Kansas Non-resident KU Excellence; UNL Honors Textbook, Regents Brooke Heyne, Kansas State Volleyball Trenton Hixson, UNO Canfield Andrew Hoffman, Northwest Missouri State Bearcat Advantage, Tower Madison Hubert, UNO Regents William Jackson, Creighton Academic; Doane Football, Presidents, Visit; Morningside College Achievement, Deans, Football; Northwest Missouri State Academic Excellence, Bearcat Advantage; UNL Canfield, Nebraska Legends; UNO Regents; William Penn Football Kirayle Jones, Benedictine Abbot, Raven; Northwest Missouri State Cultural Enrichment, Green and White Advantage, University; UNO Nebraska Emerging Leader Marcus Judah, UNL Regents; UNO Regents Madisen Kanger, Burger King-McLamore Foundation; Creighton Founders; UNK Chancellors Ross Kathol, Hillsdale College Grewcock; UNO Canfield; UNO Regents McKenna Kirkpatrick, South Carolina Upstate Volleyball Haley Knieriem, University of the Arts Distinguished Emily Koster, Loyola-Marymount Presidential; Loyola-Chicago Presidential; UNL College of Engineering, Regents; Southern California Deans; Washington Purple and Gold Adam LaFond, UNO Regents Samantha Lierz, Kansas State Heritage; UNO Deans Johnna Lowe, Benedictine Maathai, Raven;

Creighton Founders; Newman University Academic, Newman; Rockhurst Hawk, Loyola, McCabe; South Dakota State Music; UNL Canfield, Nebraska Legends; UNO Deans Sarah Lynam, Kansas State Purple and White; Minnesota CLA Freshman Research and Creative Brett Manternach, Iowa State Award for Competitive Excellence, College of Engineering, Return to Iowa Generations Jane Mattern, Augustana Leadership, Presidential; Creighton Founders, Fr. Joseph Labaj, Roman Shaffel S.J.; Drake Presidential; Rockhurst Breen, Loyola; UNO Honors Textbook, Nebraska Achievement William McGuire, Briar Cliff Academic, Baseball, Connection; Concordia Baseball, Regents; Doane Baseball, Trustees, Visit; Hastings College Ambassador, Baseball, Brad Gillham Memorial Madison McKeever, Northwest Missouri State Bearcat Advantage, Merit, Soccer Korbin Meink, Campbell University Housing, Scott-Ellis, Wrestling; Jesse Greise Foundation-Friends of Jesse Greise Timothy Mendick, Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture Jean Sullivan Rawson & Richard Rawson Bethany Meyers, Arizona State New American Deans Bretton Miller, Creighton Magis; Garden City Community College Baseball; Pepperdine Achievement; Kansas Jayhawk Generations; UNL Regents Elizabeth Ninneman, Creighton Founders, Roman Shaffel S.J.; Marquette Pere Marquette; U.S. Army ROTC; Dayton Study Abroad, Textbook, Trustees Merit; UNL College of Education and Human Science, David Distinguished; Tulsa Excellence Holly Nowak, Kansas City Art Institute Merit, Scholastic Arts Emma Osowski, UNK Softball Emma Pfeifer, Northwest Missouri State Bearcat Advantage, Merit; Rockhurst Loyola, Weiss; South Dakota State Jackrabbit; Karlie Pieper, Northwest Missouri State Bearcat Advantage, Tower Amanda Pohlman, Creighton Founders; Loyola-Chicago Loyola; Oklahoma City Opportunity; Runza Student of the Week; St. Mary’s University of Minnesota Catholic High School, Lillian Davis Hogan, Out-of-State, Presidential Isaac Poulin, UNL Honors Textbook, Regents; UNO Honors Learning Community, Regents; Peter Kiewit Institute Walter Scott, Jr. Gretchen Purcell, Augustana, Domsitz; Creighton Founders; UNL Nebraska Achievement Peter Quinn, Creighton; Rockhurst Knapp, Loyola; Kansas Non-resident Midwest Student Exchange Andrew Rerucha, Northwest Missouri State Academic Excellence, Bearcat Advantage Jessica Schlautman, Rockhurst Knapp, Loyola, Soccer Joshua Schmidt, Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation; Kansas Non-resident KU Excellence; UNL Honors Textbook, Regents Mckenna Schmidt, American Legion Auxiliary Vocational Technical; Millard Business Community Foundation; Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture Jean Sullivan Rawson & Richard Rawson Amy Schmit, Northwest Missouri State Bearcat Advantage, Tower; UNL Nebraska Achievement Allison Schomers, Missouri-Kansas City Volleyball Sarah Schrader, Benedictine St. Benedict; Iowa State Award for Competitive Excellence; Mount St. Mary’s Trustee; South Dakota State Academic; Minnesota National; UNL Honors Textbook, Regents; UNO Distinguished Honors, Regents; South Dakota Coyote Commitment Veritas Michaela Slattery, Boston College; Catholic University of America; College of the Holy Cross; Fordham Loyola; Rockhurst Breen, Loyola Rebecca Snowden, Benedictine St. Benedict; Ringling College of Art and Design Faculty, New Student; Minnesota National; UNL Honors Textbook, Johnny Carson Opportunity, Nebraska Science Olympiad, Regents; UNO Regents; South Dakota Coyote Commitment Veritas Daniel Thibodeau, UNL Honors Textbook, Regents; UNO Regents Danyelle Walsh, Colorado State Provosts; Missouri Western State Golden Griffon, Presidents, Soccer; Arizona Excellence; UNL Canfield; UNO Deans Hunter Warder, Arizona State New American Deans, Visit; Creighton Academic, Fr. Joseph Labaj; Northwest Missouri State Excellence, Bearcat Advantage; Kansas Midwest Student Exchange; UNL Canfield, Nebraska Legends; UNO Deans Abbi Wendt, Benedictine College; Northwest Missouri State Bearcat Advantage, Distinguished; UNO David Distinguished, Pepsi; South Dakota Coyote Commitment Leadership; Wyoming Rocky Mountain Nicole White, Kansas State Denison Samuel Wiegand, UNO Deans Joshua Wilson, UNL Canfield; UNO Chancellors Vanessa Woosley, Nebraska Wesleyan Achievement, Presidents; UNK Deans; UNL Canfield, Honors Textbook; UNO Deans Luke Wordekemper, Creighton Founders, Fr. Joseph Labaj; UNL Nebraska Achievement; UNO Deans

South Sonya Blanco Key Staffer Journalistic role: Assistant editor of The Tooter this year and in charge of the news section of

the school paper. College plans: UNO; biology Parents: Patricia and Eliseo Blanco About: Sonya is dedicated to excellence as evidenced through her thoughtful and thorough dedication to producing high-quality work for the school paper — while earning top grades in her other courses at the same time. Scholarships offered at South: Christian Acosta-Ortega, Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation Habiba Aden, Aksarben-Horatio Alger Career Lesley Aguilar Lopez, Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation Victoria Alvarado Contreras, Metro Governors; Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation Maria Alvarez, DLR Group; UNL Nebraska Emerging Leaders Karen Amaya-Campos, College of St. Mary Misericordia, Achievement; Rockhurst Weiss; Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation; UNK Multicultural Community Service Rosa Andrade Avalos, Aksarben-Horatio Alger Career Estela Antunez Gomez, Metro Distinction; Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation Kimberly Arevalo Osoy, South ESL Department-Jan M. Gilbert Itzel Armendariz Cepeda, Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation Catalina Barajas Pena, Creighton; Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation; UNL W & F Key Gloria Bautista Tercero, Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation Manuel Becerra Lopez, DLR Group; OEA Foundation-Roland Hinrichs Performing Arts; Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation Cecilia Benitez, Aksarben-Horatio Alger Career Sonya Blanco, Concordia Dean’s; Hastings Ringland; Nebraska Wesleyan Achievement, First-Year, Vaughan; OEA Foundation-Gunnar Horn Journalism; Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation; UNL Nebraska Emerging Leaders Sophia Bonilla, Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation Tomas Brito Barrera, Graceland Dean’s Merit; OEA Foundation-Jean Christiansen Memorial Juan Buenrostro, Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation

Veronica Buenrostro-Riveros, Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation Areli Cardenas Gonzalez, Aksarben-Horatio Alger Career; Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation Magaly Casillas, Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation Jordi Castelan, Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation Diana Catalan Casiano, College of St. Mary Misericordia, Achievement Ashley Ceja-Velasquez, Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation Layla Cepeda, Metro Governors Juventino Chaidez-Cardenas, Aksarben-Horatio Alger Career; Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation Dianna Cifuentes Lopez, Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation Miriam Contreras Alvarado, Gallup; Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation; UNL Nebraska Achievement Paola Corona, Concordia Dean’s Nancy Cruz Reyes, College of St. Mary Misericordia, Achievement; Creighton; DLR Group; Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation Victoria Cruz, Metro Governors Isaac Cruz-Vital, Bellevue University The DREAM, Freshmen; Metro South Omaha Businesses Association; Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation; UNO CBA Scholars Academy Israel Cruz-Vital, Bellevue University The DREAM, Freshmen; Marian Martinez Fund for Latino Youth; Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation; UNL Durham School of Architectural Engineering & Construction, Nebraska Achievement Sheyla Cuevas, Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation Kyle Cunningham, Midland Arts Htoo Day, Metro Governors Esdras Del Angel Simbron, Aksarben-Horatio Alger Career Ruby Delgado-Lopez, Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation Erika Diaz Lopez, Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation Hope Diaz, UNO Dean’s Ella Dohrmann, Colorado State Dean’s; Lawrence Presidential, More Light; Montana Leadership Acheivement and Service Jennifer Dominguez, Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation Maria Dondiego Torres, College of St. Mary Misericordia; OEA Foundation-Warren and Evelyn Hotz Memorial; UNK Multicultural Community Service Joseph Dryden, Metro Distinction Kelly Enriquez, Metro Governors; Nebraska Wesleyan First-Year, Cornerstone; Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation Kevin Enriquez-Abarca, Metro Distinction; Nebraska Wesleyan First-Year, Cornerstone Francisco Flores, UNO Dean’s Timothy Foster, Aksarben-Horatio Alger Career America Francisco Gaspar, Aksarben-Horatio Alger Career; Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation Maria Freemont Gonzalez, Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation Esmeralda Galvan Aguirre, Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation Isabel Garcia Jaramillo, Graceland Dean’s Merit Joshua Garcia, Metro Distinction; Runza Student of the Week Leslie Garcia-Navarro, Midland Sofia Gavia, UNL W & F Key, Nebraska Emerging Leaders Corrine Grant, Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation Dwand Hall, OEA Foundation-Walter & Susie Dodd Memorial; South High Alumni Shane Keilion Alyssa Hansen, Metro Distinction; OEA Foundation Presidents’; Omaha Schools Foundation-Carl and Antoynette Nielsen; Peru State Cooperating Schools Brenna Hardy, Midland Presidential; Omaha Schools Foundation-Melissa Rodriguez; UNL Nebraska Emerging Leaders Maurice Harris, Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation John Harter, UNO Chancellor’s Kenia Hernandez Santiago, Metro Distinction Pablo Hernandez Tovar, UNO Music Joel Hernandez, Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation Daniela Hernandez-Moreno, Benedictine; Metro Distinction; Nebraska Wesleyan Achievement, Archway; Rockhurst The Hawk Fund; Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation; UNL Nebraska Emerging Leaders Graciella Herrera-Garsia, Metro Distinction Leah Huerta, DLR Group Berenice Jacinto, Metro Distinction Juvenal Jacinto, Bellevue University The DREAM, Freshmen, Institute for Mexicans Abroad Tyler James, Metro Governors; UNL Nebraska Achievement; UNO Chancellor’s Jennifer Jimenez, Creighton; Loyola-Chicago Presidential; Omaha Steaks; Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation; UNL W & F Key, Nebraska Emerging Leaders; UNK Chancellor’s Maura Lara Moreno, Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation Isabella Link-Guardiola, Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation Franck Lopez Hernandez, Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation Erick Lopez Quintana, Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation Isabela Lopez Reynoso, Assistance League of Omaha Teen Parent; Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation Esmeralda Lopez, Metro Distinction Ivan Lopez, Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation Tania Lopez, Aksarben-Horatio Alger Career; Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation Ericka Lopez-Lopez, Aksarben-Horatio Alger Career Florinda Lopez-Tercero, Aksarben-Horatio Alger Career Alondra Magallanes, Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation Andrea Magana Chavez, College of St Mary Dean’s; Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation Daniela Maldonado-Diaz, Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation Jailene Marcial, Aksarben-Horatio Alger Career Emilio Margarito Romero, Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation Jorge Martinez-Mendoza, Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation Melissa Martinez-Munoz, Children’s Hospital & Medical Center Preventing Childhood Obesity Community; College of St. Mary Achievement; Creighton Founders; OEA Foundation-Warren and Evelyn Hotz Memorial; UNL Nebraska Emerging Leaders; Urban Health Opportunities Program Faviola Martinez-Perez, College of St. Mary Achievement; Creighton; UNL Achievement; UNK Chancellor’s; UNL Canfield; UNO CBA Scholars Academy, Dean’s Bu Meh, Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation Brisa Mejia Crisanto, Assistance League of Omaha Teen Parent; Metro Distinction, South Omaha Businesses Association Ramon Mejia-Mayo, Metro Governors; Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation Michelle Menchaca-Placido, Metro Distinction; Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation Ciclali Mendez-Morales, Assistance League of Omaha Teen Parent Eduardo Mendoza Lopez, Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation; UNO Dean’s Tylor Meyer, Metro Distinction Ramon Miramontes, Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation Brenda Monroy-Sandoval, Metro Distinction Dayana Montano, Bellevue University BRUIN Community Diana Montano, Bellevue University BRUIN Community; Metro Davis Chambers SayKaPhu Moo, Aksarben-Horatio Alger Career Luis Morales, Metro Distinction; Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation Sandra Moran Leal, Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation Ladislao Moreno, Metro Distinction; Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation Mario Mujica, Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation Roberto Murray, Metro Distinction Karina Navarro, Aksarben-Horatio Alger State Award; Ashland Park Robbins PTO; Creighton; Susan Thompson Buffett Founda-

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tion; UNL Nebraska Emerging Leaders; UNO CBA Scholars Academy Vanessa Navarro, Aksarben-Horatio Alger Career Luis Noche Sierra, Doane Van Holy; Metro Davis Chambers Jennifer Nunez-Delgado, Nebraska Wesleyan Archway El Nyaw, Aksarben-Horatio Alger Career Daniella Ochoa, Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation Citlally Ortega Luna, Assistance League of Omaha Teen Parent; Metro Distinction; Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation Lorena Ortega, Metro Governors; Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation Emily Paiz-Ochoa, Bellevue University The DREAM, Freshmen, Partnership for Kids Delia Payan Lerma, College of St. Mary Dean’s; Metro Governors Alondra Payan, Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation; UNK Maestros del Futuro Bilingual Educators; UNL Nebraska Achievement; UNO Phi Delta Kappa Luis Perez Gonzalez, Metro Distinction; South ESL Department-Jan M. Gilbert Victor Perez Ortega, Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation Leslie Perez, Morningside Founder; Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation; Sioux Falls Achievement Jesus Perez-Cortez, Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation; UNL David Distinguished, Pepsi Service; UNO Chancellor’s Ana Perez-Villagomez, Barnard College; DLR Group; Omaha Schools Foundation-Donald F. and Mildred Topp Othmer Jazmin Pineda-Bustos, Metro Distinction; OPS Career Center; Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation Alexis Quiroz Orona, Metro Distinction; South ESL Department-Jan M. Gilbert EhMu Ra, Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation Ta Ra, Aksarben-Horatio Alger Career Gloria Ramirez Juan, Dell; Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium; Metro Governors; Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation Jessica Ramirez, Aksarben-Horatio Alger Career; Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation Idania Ramirez-Henriquez, Burger King-McLamore Foundation; College of St. Mary Misericordia Miguel Ramirez-Orosco, Aksarben-Horatio Alger Career Kendy Ramos, College of St Mary Dean’s; Metro Distinction; Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation Kay Reh, Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation Lauren Renshaw, Aksarben-Horatio Alger Career; Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation Jaqueline Reyes Gadea, Concordia Dean’s; Creighton; Loyola-Chicago Trustee’s; Omaha School Foundation-Rosicky; Regis Trustees; UNO CBA Scholars Academy Uriel Reyes-Vazquez, DLR Group; Loyola-Chicago Presidential; Omaha Schools Foundation-Ione C. Paxton; Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation; UNK Regents, Honors Program, Maestros del Futuro Bilingual Educators; UNO Chancellor’s, Honors; UNO Liseth Reyna-Garrido, Metro Distinction Sonia Reynoso, Aksarben-Horatio Alger Career Christopher Rios, Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation Cindy Rivera Ardon, Aksarben-Horatio Alger Career Luis Rodriguez Puentes, DLR Group; Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation Margarita Rodriguez, Burger King-McLamore Foundation; College of St. Mary Achievement; Creighton; DePaul Scholars’; Loyola-Chicago Presidential; Northwest Missouri State Bearcat Advantage, Cultural Enrichment, Excellence; OEA Foundation-Bernard and Eunice Gyger; Omaha Schools Foundation Dr. Herbert Singer Award for Excellence; Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation; UNK Maestros del Futuro Bilingual Educators, Multicultural Community Service; UNL Davis Scholar, Nebraska Emerging Leaders Venessa Rodriguez, Creighton Founders; Regis Trustees; Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation; UNL School of Music, Nebraska Emerging Leaders NancyMileidi Ruiz-Hernandez, Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation Hassan Salad, Aksarben-Horatio Alger Career Celeste Salazar, Metro Governors; UNK Multicultural Community Service Natalie Salazar, Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation Lesly Sanchez Gil, Metro Distinction; Ritonya-Buscher-Poehling Vocational Susan Sanchez Medina, Metro Distinction Monserrat Sanchez Orozco, College of St. Mary Achievement; Creighton Founders, General; Ritonya-Buscher-Poehling; Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation; UNK Regents; UNL Canfield; UNO Dean’s Ulices Sanchez-Gil, Aksarben-Horatio Alger Career Luis Santos, Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation Jonah Schimpf, Macalester College DeWitt Wallace Distinguished; UNO Regents; Wesleyan Karen Sosa Martinez, Metro Distinction; Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation Evelyn Soto, Metro Governors Monica Stein, Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation Jonathan Stout, OEA Foundation-Warren and Evelyn Hotz Memorial; Omaha Schools Foundation-Harry A Burke; Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation Michael Sullivan, Creighton Native American; Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation Kristian Swanda, American Legion Auxiliary-Marge Marchetti Memorial ROTC; Metro Distinction Juan Tapia-Ramirez, Morningside Founder; Omaha Schools Foundation-Wanda M. Clarke Fund; Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation Celica Tornez-Garcia, Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation SarahidelSagrario Torres-Alvarado, Bellevue University; Metro Governors; South ESL Department-Jan M. Gilbert Omar Valadez, Aksarben-Horatio Alger State Award; OEA Foundation-Warren and Evelyn Hotz Memorial; Omaha Schools Foundation-Donald F. and Mildred Topp Othmer; Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation

Valentin Valadez, Aksarben-Horatio Alger Career Cristina Valadez-Cortes, College of St. Mary Achievement; Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation; UNL Nebraska Emerging Leaders Luis Valdez-Alvarez, Aksarben-Horatio Alger Career; Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation Jesus Valdovinos-Alvarez, Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation; UNL Davis Scholar Jose Valerio, Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation Natalie Varela-Rios, Creighton; DLR Group; OEA Foundation-Jane Nichols Memorial; Ritonya-Buscher-Poehling George Buglewicz; UNK Maestros del Futuro Bilingual Educators Melany Vargas-Mejia, College of St. Mary Achievement, Misericordia; Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation; Sioux Falls Tomas Vazquez Nafarrate, Bellevue University; Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation Monica Vazquez, Kansas State Memorial; UNL Nebraska Emerging Leaders, Ringland Melissa Vazquez-Jimenez, Hastings Samuel Alexander; Nebraska Wesleyan Archway, College Possible; UNL Nebraska Emerging Leaders Alexis Vazquez-Ramirez, Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture Jean & Richard Rawson; UNL Nebraska Emerging Leaders Jose Vazquez-Renteria, Ponca PTA; Ritonya-Buscher-Poehling Steve Cavlovic; South ESL Department-Jan M. Gilbert; Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation Aracely Ventura-Morales, Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation Yajaira Villagomez, Bellevue University The DREAM, General; Metro Distinction; Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation Cheryl Weldon, Burger King-McLamore Foundation; Concerned and Caring Educators; Iowa Academic Success, National Scholars YerFancy Yang, Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation Jazmin Ynzunza-Duran, Creighton Founders; UNK Chancellor’s; UNL Nebraska Achievement Jazzmine Zavala, Centris Member Noah Zendejas, Buena Vista Gold Arlene Zepeda, Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation

Westside Abby Lang Key Staffer Journalistic role: Westside Wired editor-in-chief College plans: College of the Ozarks;

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From $250 awarded in 1966 to 98 scholarships totaling $425,650 in 2017! BENSON HIGH SCHOOL Jose Corrales-Orozco – Mr. & Mrs. Henry Colson Memorial Scholarship - $5,000 Angel Diaz – Allen Seline Memorial Scholarship - $1,250 Jordan Fashing – Mr. & Mrs. Henry Colson Memorial Scholarship - $5,000 Jordan Fashing – Roberta Kiewit Mathematics Scholarship - $2,500 Eh Htoo Gay – Mary McNamara Memorial Scholarship - $1,000 Sean Krebbs – Scotty Orcutt Memorial Baseball Scholarship - $2,500 Cheyenne Liebsack – Mary McNamara Memorial Scholarship - $1,000 Eric Parsons – Mr. & Mrs. Henry Colson Memorial Scholarship - $5,000 Eric Parsons – Dr. Edwin Parrish Memorial Vocational Education Scholarship - $1,000 Eric Parsons – Gunnar Horn Journalism Award - $500 Matthew Tatschi – Charles Mathews Memorial Scholarship - $2,000 BRYAN HIGH SCHOOL Andrea Gonzalez – Dr. Hollie Bethel Scholarship - $4,000 Emily Pemble – Gunnar Horn Journalism Award - $500 BURKE HIGH SCHOOL Cole Frahm – OEA Foundation Scholarship - $7,000 Andrew Henrich – Thresa Clark Honorary Scholarship - $6,000 Kai Johnson – OEA Foundation Presidents’ Scholarship - $10,000 Connor McGonigal – OEA Foundation Scholarship - $7,000 Connor McGonigal – Frank Williams Memorial Scholarship - $1,000 Nolan Nelson – OEA Foundation Scholarship - $7,000 Cole O’Connor – OEA Foundation Presidents’ Scholarship - $10,000 Shelby Schneider – Gunnar Horn Journalism Award - $500 Austin Tuttle – Thresa Clark Honorary Scholarship - $6,000 Justice Wynne – Frank C. Heinisch Memorial Scholarship - $15,000 CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL Madeliene Badura – Josephine Frisbie Scholarship - $5,000 Julia Bielewicz – OEA Foundation Scholarship - $7,000 Georgia Chambers – Josephine Frisbie Scholarship - $5,000 Georgia Chambers – Gunnar Horn Journalism Award - $500 Joseph Eubanks – OEA Foundation Scholarship - $7,000 Joseph Eubanks – Dorothy Seward Memorial Scholarship - $1,000 Nathan Farrell – OEA Foundation Presidents’ Scholarship - $10,000 Leria Faulkner – Mary Ann Fields Memorial Scholarship - $1,500 Dax Galloway – J. Arthur Nelson Memorial Scholarship - $1,000 Maurice Garrett – Elsie Fisher Memorial Scholarship - $1,000 Madison Gillespie – J. Arthur Nelson Memorial Scholarship - $1,000 Jordan Gulley – Dr. Edwin Parrish Memorial Vocational Education Scholarship - $1,000 Dane Herbert – OEA Foundation Presidents’ Scholarship - $10,000 Ian Hill – OEA Foundation Presidents’ Scholarship - $10,000 Ian Hill – Elsie Fisher Memorial Scholarship - $1,000 Taylor Hogan – Josephine Frisbie Scholarship - $5,000 Olivia Larson – Josephine Frisbie Scholarship - $5,000 Olivia Larson – Thresa Clark Honorary Scholarship - $6,000 Claire Lavender – Dr. Hollie Bethel Scholarship - $4,000 Claire Lavender – Bertha Neale Memorial Scholarship - $1,000 Averie Linnell – Metro Transit/TWU, Local No. 223 Scholarship - $2,000 Joseph Lukowski – Warren & Evelyn Hotz Memorial Scholarship - $4,000 Claire Mahoney – OEA Foundation Presidents’ Scholarship - $10,000 Claire Mahoney – Elsie Fisher Memorial Scholarship - $1,000 Isabella Mancuso – Jesse J. & Angela Bavaresco Memorial Scholarship - $1,250 Micah Martin – Josephine Frisbie Scholarship - $5,000 Kailey Meyer – OEA Foundation Scholarship - $7,000 Kailey Meyer – Dorothy Seward Memorial Scholarship - $1,000 Maya Parry – Josephine Frisbie Scholarship - $5,000 Patrick Render – Thresa Clark Honorary Scholarship - $6,000 Eva Taylor – Richard Sedlak Memorial Vocational Education Scholarship - $1,000

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NORTH HIGH SCHOOL Nicholas Aus – OEA Foundation Presidents’ Scholarship - $10,000 Rayetta Benson-Redinbaugh – Thresa Clark Honorary Scholarship - $6,000 Rayetta Benson-Redinbaugh – Mary Uhl Collins Memorial Business Education Scholarship - $1,250 2023655-01

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Riley Campbell – Raleigh & Esther Pilster Scholarship - $1,000 Trevor Cutsor – Warren & Evelyn Hotz Memorial Scholarship - $4,000 Simon Jones – Sharon Engelhart Memorial Scholarship - $1,000 Enzo LaMontia-Hankin – OEA Foundation Presidents’ Scholarship - $10,000 Enzo LaMontia-Hankin – Warren & Evelyn Hotz Memorial Scholarship - $4,000 DaShawn McGary – Mary Uhl Collins Memorial Business Education Scholarship - $1,250 Kupre Mitchell – Ozzie Wilson Memorial Scholarship - $1,000 Jabin Moore – Cis Wilcox Memorial Scholarship - $1,000 Jordan Nash – Warren & Evelyn Hotz Memorial Scholarship - $4,000 Ciera Pieters – Gunnar Horn Journalism Award - $500 Trevor Seglins – Charlie Hepfinger Memorial Scholarship - $1,000 Madeline Waskowiak – Kathryn Collins Memorial Scholarship - $1,000 NORTHWEST HIGH SCHOOL Makayla Hasch – Warren & Evelyn Hotz Memorial Scholarship - $4,000 Makayla Hasch – Dr. Hollie Bethel Scholarship - $4,000 Britney Manuel – OEA Foundation Scholarship - $7,000 Riann Miller – Gunnar Horn Journalism Award - $500 SOUTH HIGH SCHOOL Manuel Becerra Lopez – Roland & Janet Hinrichs Performing Arts Scholarship - $1,500 Tomas Brito Barrera – Jean Christiansen Memorial Scholarship - $1,500 Sonya Blanco – Gunnar Horn Journalism Award - $500 Maria Dondiego – Warren & Evelyn Hotz Memorial Scholarship - $4,000 Dwand Hall – Walter & Susie Dodd Memorial Scholarship - $1,000 Alyssa Hansen – OEA Foundation Presidents’ Scholarship - $10,000 Melissa Martinez-Munoz – Warren & Evelyn Hotz Memorial Scholarship - $4,000 Margarita Rodriguez – Bernard & Eunice Gyger Scholarship - $1,250 Jonathan Stout – Warren & Evelyn Hotz Memorial Scholarship - $4,000 Omar Valadez – Warren & Evelyn Hotz Memorial Scholarship - $4,000 Natalie Varela-Rios – Jane Nichols Memorial Scholarship - $1,000 BELLEVUE EAST HIGH SCHOOL Cassidy Prucha – OEA Foundation Presidents’ Scholarship - $10,000 BELLEVUE WEST HIGH SCHOOL Grace Howard – Thresa Clark Honorary Scholarship - $6,000 DOUGLAS COUNTY WEST HIGH SCHOOL Lane Eggen – Jennie Kriebs Memorial Scholarship - $1,400 DUCHESNE ACADEMY Meghan Main – OEA Foundation Presidents’ Scholarship - $10,000 LEWIS CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL Brenden O’Brien – Metro Transit/TWU, Local No. 223 Scholarship - $2,000 MARIAN HIGH SCHOOL Haley Keenan – OEA Foundation Scholarship - $7,000 MILLARD NORTH HIGH SCHOOL Madison Johnson – OEA Foundation Presidents’ Scholarship - $10,000 MILLARD SOUTH HIGH SCHOOL Eric Hiatt – OEA Foundation Scholarship - $7,000 PAPILLION LAVISTA HIGH SCHOOL Autumn Prante – OEA Foundation Presidents’ Scholarship - $10,000 Michael Ripa – OEA Foundation Scholarship - $7,000 TRI-CENTER HIGH SCHOOL Christine Hess – OEA Foundation Scholarship - $7,000 UNDERWOOD HIGH SCHOOL Noah Russell – OEA Foundation Presidents’ Scholarship - $10,000 WESTSIDE HIGH SCHOOL Spencer Salem – OEA Foundation Presidents’ Scholarship - $10,000 Peyton Stover – Thresa Clark Honorary Scholarship - $6,000

Donations to the OEA Foundation are accepted year round. Contact Linda Richter at: oeafoundation@gmail.com.

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2017 JUDGES PICK THE BEST AND BRIGHTEST

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he 2017 All Academic judges are counselors, principals and superintendents. We also have Nebraska’s 2017 Teacher of the Year in the group. In selecting judges for our annual tribute to outstanding high school students, The World-Herald invites education leaders, award-winning teachers and representatives of schools that have had students selected to our All Academic teams. This year, the 12 judges gathered at the Omaha World-Herald Building on April 5. After lunch, they broke into four groups to select the members of the All Regional Teams: Eastern, Metro, West-Central and Western Iowa. Twelve were picked for a first team in each region and, in Nebraska, 12 for a second team, as well. A week later, a representative of each Nebraska regional judging panel met via conference call to select the nine-member All State Team. Those three judges considered the 36 students who had been named to regional first teams in Nebraska. (As far as we at The World-Herald are concerned, our Western Iowa first team is our All Iowa Team!) The process allows each judging panel to determine what weight to give the various pieces of information on the nomination form. For example, it may be the rigor of a student’s schedule in the final semester of high school or the variety of coursework taken over four years. The World-Herald does not interfere with the process, just asks that the judges focus on academic achievement. The All Academic Program traces its roots to 1992 with selection of the first World-Herald All Metro Team. The newspaper followed with an All State team

in 1994. In 1998, a western Iowa team was added. Each year, every secondary school in Nebraska and western Iowa is invited to nominate its two top-ranked students for recognition. In addition, schools are asked to nominate any other senior who achieved a test score of 32 or better on the ACT, and/ or a 1390 or better on the SAT (or 2080 or better if the older SAT was taken). While the criteria for eligibility set a high bar, they still brought 1,139 nominations this year from Nebraska and western Iowa schools. The 1,029 Nebraska students represent 220 schools. A total of 308 schools were invited to nominate their students for recognition. Seventy-four high schools in The World-Herald’s western Iowa circulation area were invited to participate. Fifty sent a total of 110 nominations. The task for our judges wasn’t easy. Consider:  14 earned perfect scores — 36 — on the ACT college entrance exam.  91 achieved scores of 35 on the ACT  139 posted scores of 34 on the ACT  1 student had a perfect score — 1600 — on the SAT  61 scored 1500 or better on the SAT  79 of the nominees are National Merit finalists Congratulations to the Class of 2017 and the parents and teachers who have supported them on their educational journey.

Eastern team judges, from left: Scott Axt, principal, Seward; Olivia Reuter, counselor, Johnson County Central; and Amber Vlasnik, math teacher and 2017 Nebraska Teacher of the Year, Lincoln High. Vlasnik also served as an All State judge.

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Metro team judges, from left: Noelle HinricksonKunkel, director of counseling, Elkhorn Mount Michael; Steve Baker, superintendent, Elkhorn; and Angie Meyer, counselor, Omaha Central. Baker also served as an All State judge.

West-central team judges, from left: Steve Woodside, principal, Columbus; Sheila Hasenkamp, counselor, Aurora; and Robert Bengston, counselor, Hartington Cedar Catholic. Woodside also served as an All State judge.

Western Iowa judges, from left: Angela Huseman, superintendent, Tri Center; Kirk Hughes, counselor, Underwood; and Martha Bruckner, superintendent, Council Bluffs schools.

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