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Congratulations to The World-Herald’s 2016 Academic All State Team. Eight of the nine gathered at the Blue Barn Theatre for this photo; the ninth was missing because she was at an international competition. Learn about these exceptional students on Pages 6&7.

Plus, find World-Herald award recipients and scholarship winners at metro-area schools.

Look inside for more about the top nine and to meet the students earning All Regional and Honorable Mention recognition.

We are proud to introduce the 2016 All Academic honorees from Nebraska and western Iowa; pictured here is the All State Team.

It’s time to celebrate academic excellence.

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2016 All Metro Academic Team First Team

Zachary Keller

Aditya Telikicherla

Nathan Singh

Omaha Brownell-Talbot

Gretna

All State Parents: Munna and Ram Telikicherla Rank: class of 28, school does not rank Test scores: 35 ACT, 2130 SAT National Merit finalist College plans: CalTech, mechanical engineering with aerospace focus My top achievements: Robotics and programming contests winner; Fuzzy Math research at Creighton; math and forenscis award winner; UNL electrical and computer engineering internship

Parents: Craig and Deanna Keller Class rank: 1 out of 205 Test scores: 35 ACT, 2110 SAT National Merit finalist College plans: UNO, computer engineering My top achievements: Academic Decathlon honors winner (individual and team); Spanish Club; marching band, concert, jazz and show choir bands.

Raymond Thai

Derek Chew Omaha North

Omaha Creighton Prep All State Parents: Ricky Singh and Brigitte Martineau Class rank: 3 out of 263 Test scores: 36 ACT, 2230 SAT National Merit finalist College plans: Fordham, environmental science/pre-med My top achievements: Tennis, including state individual champion; swim honors, including state individual title; regional Science Bowl team champions

All State Parents: Lian Ti and Chin Chew Class rank: 5 out of 326 Test scores: 35 ACT, 2190 SAT National Merit finalist College: UNL, math/actuarial science Top achievements: UNL Math Day winner; National Quiz Bowl qualifier; Science Bowl captain, state runnerup; Omaha Area Youth Orchestra, Youth Symphony and All State Band (oboe)

Omaha Brownell-Talbot

Julia Fiksinski

Omaha Creighton Prep

Aaron Salzman

Bridget Mizener

All State Parents: Benny Thai and Susan Zhang Class rank: 1 out of 576 Test scores: 36 ACT, 2330 SAT National Merit finalist College: Stanford; economics or computer science Top achievements: Tennis, captain (Millard North team); National Economics Challenge; Policy Debate champion; viola section leader (Millard North orchestra), All State Orchestra

All State Parents: Edmund and Magdalena Fiksinski Rank: class of 28, school does not rank Test scores: 2400 SAT National Merit finalist College plans: MIT, computer science My top achievements: VEX Robotics world championship qualifier; various state math contests winner; district and state superior music ratings (piano); jazz band (vibraphone)

Parents: Katy and Todd Salzman Class rank: 6 out of 263 Test scores: 36 ACT, 2220 SAT National Merit finalist College plans: Boston College, philosophy My top achievements: Speech and debate honors for informative speaking, duo and dramatic interpretation; poems selected for school publication; gold medal on National Latin Exam; lead male role in Marian High play

All State Parents: Jane Bailey, Martin Mizener Class rank: 1 out of 480 Test scores: 36 ACT, 2240 SAT National Merit finalist College plans: North Carolina-Chapel Hill, biochemistry, economics or history My top achievements: Copy editor for monthly school magazine; basketball, including team captain; track and field honors; intern in UNMC’s Department of Pharmacology and Neuroscience

Edward Yuan

Michael Svolos Omaha Central

Omaha Duchesne

Parents: Donghui Yuan & Yuanchun Zhang Class rank: 1 out of 491 Test scores: 36 ACT, 2240 SAT National Merit finalist College plans: Notre Dame, computer science My top achievements: American Mathematics Competitions honor roll (top 1 percent in the world); Top 10 internationally in DECA Principles of Finance test; state golf qualifier

All State Parents: Carol and Tom Svolos Class rank: 9 out of 560 Test scores: 36 ACT, 2340 SAT National Merit finalist College plans: Stanford, math and computer science My top achievements: Math mentor; U.S. Presidential Scholar candidate; All State Band (flute)

All State Parents: Tian Zhang, Li Li Rank: class of 72, school does not rank Test scores: 35 College plans: Columbia, financial engineering My top achievements: Student Council, including student body president; created website for Omaha Chinese Cultural Association; Princeton’s Clown Academy and related service trip; Victor Borge Legacy Award winner for piano

Millard North

Millard South

Omaha Westside

Emily Zhang

Adam Dejka

Papillion-La Vista South All State Parents: Joe and Paula Dejka Class rank: 3 out of 392 Test scores: 35 ACT, 2280 SAT National Merit finalist College: New Mexico, biochemistry My top achievements: Wendy’s Heisman finalist; soccer, including metro champs, Journal Star All State and World-Herald All Metro; band, including Outstanding Marcher Award

Second Team Thomas Casart

Scott Beran

Lily Hock

Gino Nuzzolillo

Sean Lynch

Nicholas Pellett

Bellevue East Parents: Chris and Teresa Casart Class rank: 1 out of 373 Test scores: 35 ACT

Gretna Parents: Amy Beran & Richard Beran Class rank: 1 out of 205 Test scores: 35 ACT, 2007 SAT NM finalist

Millard North Parents: Maggie Sullivan Hock, Peter Hock Class rank: 5 out of 576 Test scores: 35 ACT, 2240 SAT NM finalist

Millard West Parents: Joseph and Jennifer Nuzzolillo Class rank: 5 out of 542 Test scores: 35 ACT, 2120 SAT

Omaha Skutt Parents: Sean and Mary K. Lynch Class rank: 4 out of 157 Test scores: 35 ACT, 2310 SAT NM finalist

Omaha Westside Parents: Todd and Susie Pellett Class rank: 3 out of 480 Test scores: 35 ACT

Tessa Stevens

Alex R. Jana

Sharadh Sivamani

Carolyn Marar

Gregory Tracey

Peter Pellett

Fort Calhoun Parents: David Stevens and Jeanne Karstens Class rank: 1 out of 56 Test scores: 35 ACT, 2150 SAT NM finalist

Millard North Parents: Ajoy and Laura Jana Class rank: 37 out of 576 Test scores: 35 ACT, 2360 SAT NM finalist

Millard North Parents: Jayasudha Sivamani & Sivamani Somasundaram Class rank: 2 out of 576 Test scores: 35 ACT

Omaha Duchesne Parents: Isam and Diana Marar Class rank: 0 out of 72 Test scores: 35 ACT, 2210 SAT NM finalist

Omaha Westside Parents: Stanley Tracey, Joan Tracey Class rank: 13 out of 480 Test scores: 35 ACT, 2260 SAT NM finalist

Omaha Westside Parents: Todd and Susie Pellett Class rank: 7 out of 480 Test scores: 34 ACT

About the program

The Omaha World-Herald has a rich history of educational support, including presenting scholarships to top graduates of Omaha area high schools since 1922. But we are especially proud of our All Academic Program. 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 2080 or better on the SAT. In 1994, the first year for our All State program, 447 nominations

came from 185 schools. (We started the program in 1992, honoring outstanding Omaha-area students. The recognition effort went statewide two years later, and, in 1998, a western Iowa team was added.) This year, 991 Nebraska nominations were received from

NM finalist - Indicates National Merit finalist

220 schools. Fifty Iowa schools in our circulation area nominated 119 students. While we wish that all 382 schools (308 in Nebraska and 74 in Iowa) invited to participate would nominate students, our number of nominations this year still totaled a

whopping 1,110. Our judges considered another very talented group of nominees: » 19 nominees scored a perfect 36 on the ACT and one posted a perfect SAT score of 2400.


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2016 All Eastern Academic Team First Team

Grant Moles

Caleb Martin

Caroline Spethman

Olivia Miller

Lincoln High

Lincoln Southeast

Parents: Patrick and Sharon Spethman Class rank: 17 out of 408 Test scores: 34 ACT College plans: UNL, biochemistry My top accomplishments: Senior class president; Spartan Challenge award for leadership, character, citizenship and drive for excellence; Class A basketball state champion; three-sport “blue” varsity athletic letter winner (cross-country, basketball, tennis)

Parents: David and Virginia Martin Class rank: 2 out of 488 Test scores: 34 ACT, 2040 SAT College plans: Stanford, computer science, economics My top accomplishments: National Security Language Initiative for Youth Scholar; Nebraska Young Artists Award; debate national qualifier; NSAA Academic All-State (tennis); Lincoln High Scholar-Athlete Award

Parents: Keith and Katie Miller Class rank: 3 out of 490 Test scores: 35 ACT College plans: Georgetown, international business My top accomplishments: Top 3% of class, on honor roll all semesters of high school; Class A state tennis runnerup; Academic All-State athlete; Edited and produced Lincoln Southeast literary magazine; state National History Day first place

Catherine Napolitano

Rachel Dweikat

Wyatt McLeod

Alexa Bruick

Parents: Sue and Scott Napolitano Class rank: 2 out of 408 Test scores: 35 ACT College plans: Brown, cognitive neuroscience My top accomplishments: Bausch & Lomb science award; HOSA State Leadership Conference for future health professionals, including honors in pharmacology, forensic medicine; yearbook photo editor; radiation therapy summer intern at St. Elizabeth’s

Parents: Sally Mackenzie, Ismail Dweikat Class rank: 13 out of 408 Test scores: 34 ACT College plans: undecided, international policy, law My top accomplishments: State journalism champion, editorial writing; state Class A track medalist, state and school record-holder; Dressage Federation medalist; NSAA Academic All-State

Parents: Kieth and Laura McLeod Class rank: 8 out of 366 Test scores: 34 ACT College plans: Augustana, biology My top accomplishments: Top ten all class in cross country, school record holder; Heartland Athletic Conference medalist (swimming); team captain for both cross country and track teams; seven straight semesters with perfect 4.0 GPA

Parents: Jan and Scott Bruick Class rank: 1 out of 129 Test scores: 33 ACT College plans: Augustana, sign language interpreting My top accomplishments: Carson Scholar; speech (extemporaneous, informative, persuasive and impromptu) award winner; SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference state office holder, national qualifier, award winner; NSAA Believers and Achievers

Sadie Fisher

Aedan Helweg

David Tines Lincoln Pius X

West Point Central Catholic

Parents: Vicki and Mark Fisher Class rank: 7 out of 408 Test scores: 34 ACT, 2100 SAT National Merit finalist College plans: Claremont McKenna, international relations My top accomplishments: National Speech and Debate Association district champion, state qualifier, national qualifier; publications editor for Lincoln East Key Club; Young Nebraska Scientist researcher; secretary for Pie Club

Parents: Richard Helweg and Karen McGann Class rank: 15 out of 488 Test scores: 35 on ACT College plans: Macalester, undecided My top accomplishments: One of 39 selected for American Association of Teachers of German/Pädagogischer Austauschdienst Study Trip; varsity policy debate, including champion at the Lincoln Southwest tournament

Parents: Patrick and Mary Tines Class rank: 1 out of 267 Test scores: 35 ACT, 2020 SAT National Merit finalist College plans: UNL, computer engineering My top accomplishments: Accepted to Raikes School of Computer Science and Management; UNL student intern designing a web application; state speech qualifier (humorous interpretation); middle school Mathcounts Team coach

Parents: Craig & Wendy Wooldrik Class rank: 8 out of 34 Test scores: 34 ACT College plans: UNL, biochemistry My top accomplishments: State and national FFA dairy judging and diversified crop production–placement proficiency awards; Pinnacle Bank High School Leaders award; outstanding acting award at conference and district in one-act play production; 3-sport letter-winner (football, basketball,baseball)

Johnson County Central

Lincoln East

Parents: Jack and Shelley Moles Class rank: 1 out of 42 Test scores: 36 ACT, 2230 SAT National Merit finalist College plans: UNO, electrical engineering, math My top accomplishments: State Academic Decathlon honors, including top scorer; ; state informative speaking champion; All State Honor Choir; National FBLA qualifier; All State Band

Lincoln East

Lincoln East

Lincoln East

Lincoln Northeast

Lincoln High

Seward

Colin Wooldrik

Second Team Caleb Utter

Alan Lee

Rachel Jarvis

Independence Talken

Baolong Truong

Centennial Parents: OJ and Jami Utter Class rank: 1 out of 32 Test scores: 34 on ACT

Lincoln East Parents: Lisa Lee and Mitch Lee Class rank: 1 out of 389 Test scores: 34 ACT, 2120 SAT NM finalist

Lincoln Northeast Parents: Marty and Karla Jarvis Class rank: 4 out of 366 Test scores: 35 ACT, 2230 SAT NM finalist

Lincoln Pius X Parents: John Talken Class rank: 1 out of 267 Test scores: 36 ACT, 2090 SAT NM finalist

Lincoln Southwest Parents: Bich Chau & Thu Truong Class rank: 2 out of 499 Test scores: 33 ACT

Trevor Lockard

Camille Harrah

Liam Kruse

Tram Nguyen

Dalton Engelbart

Lincoln Christian Parents: Barry and Anne Lockard Class rank: 2 out of 48 Test scores: 33 ACT, 2240 SAT NM finalist

Lincoln High Parents: Janice Klasek Class rank: 68 out of 488 Test scores: 33 ACT, 2110 SAT

Lincoln Pius X Parents: Dennis and Michelle Kruse Class rank: 1 out of 267 Test scores: 36 ACT, 2240 SAT NM finalist

Lincoln Pius X Parents: Phuong Vo and Duan Nguyen Class rank: 1 out of 267 Test scores: 35 ACT, 2220 SAT

Ian Kernes Norris Parents: Thomas Kernes and Jamie Kernes Class rank: 2 out of 143 Test scores: 34 ACT

Ben Galusha

Malcolm Parents: Roger and Lynn Engelbart Class rank: 3 out of 41 Test scores: 33 ACT

Seward Parents: Dana & Sue Galusha Class rank: 12 out of 129 Test scores: 33 ACT

NM finalist - Indicates National Merit finalist

About the program continued

» Plus, 223 students scored 34 or better on the ACT and 12 students scored 2300 or better on the SAT. » And our nominees include 85 National Merit finalists. Judging panels made up of educators from throughout the region met in Omaha on April 6 to

select members of four regional teams: eastern Nebraska, metro Omaha, west-central Nebraska and western Iowa. Each regional panel chose 12 members for a first team. The three Nebraska panels also chose 12 members for a second team. The nominees are judged on their

academic credentials. Beyond test scores on college entrance exams, GPAs and class rank, the judges consider involvement in academic competitions and activities, level of participation in school programs and clubs, and school leadership roles. Judges also closely examine the

coursework taken — in particular, the rigor of the student’s schedule. The top 36 students in Nebraska — the first-team members from each of the state’s three regions — go through one additional round of judging. (We like to think of our All Western Iowa students as our All Iowa Team!)

A new judging panel was formed, made up of one person from each of the original three Nebraska judging panels. From the pool of 36 students, nine were identified for the All State Team. In an unusual turn, all members of the 2016 All State Team are from Metro Team schools.


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2016 All West-Central Academic Team First Team

Anna Helzer

Rachel Bisbee

Collin Potts

Aurora

Gering

Parents: Christopher Helzer and Gennevieve Weiss Class rank: 4 out of 91 Test scores: 34 ACT, 2140 SAT National Merit finalist College plans: UNL, secondary Spanish education My top achievements: All-State Band and Orchestra (French horn), superior ratings at district music contest; district champion cross-country team and two-time state qualifier

Parents: Darryl and Amy Potts Class rank: 1 out of 144 Test scores: 36 ACT, 2300 SAT National Merit finalist College plans: MIT, physics My top achievements: All-State Band; speech district medalist and state qualifier; lead actor in spring musical; medalist at Chadron State College scholastic contest; president of National Honor Society

Joseph Taylor

Alexander Kleinjan

Cambridge

Hastings

Parents: Dave and Andela Taylor Class rank: 1 out of 22 Test scores: 35 ACT College plans: Michigan, mechanical engineering My top achievements: National Future Business Leaders of America qualifier; state runner-up, informative speech; play production conference best actor; Academic Decathlon state first place in science

Parents: Scott and Amy Schaecher Class rank: 1 out of 65 Test scores: 34 ACT, 2130 SAT National Merit finalist College plans: My top achievements: COMING FRIDAY

Neligh-Oakdale

Parents: John and Donna Bisbee Class rank: 1 out of 401 Test scores: 34 on ACT, College plans: UNL, forensic science My top achievements: Superior ratings on every performance at district music contest; All State honor choir member; National Honor Society

Parents: Tim and Jane Kallhoff Class rank: 1 out of 35 Test scores: 35 on ACT, 2180 on SAT National Merit finalist College plans: My top achievements: American Legion Boys Nation nominee; national speech quarterfinalist, state speech champion; National Quiz Bowl qualifier, State Quiz Bowl competitor

Jordan Wong

Christian Schleif

Kearney

Osceola

Parents: Thomas & Stacy Kleinjan Class rank: 1 out of 252 Test scores: 35 on ACT, 2170 on SAT National Merit finalist College plans: Grinnell, English My top achievements: National qualifier in Public Forum debate; MVP of Quiz Bowl team and state qualifier; sixth place at National Qualifiers Congress Debate; class valedictorian

Parents: Diane Duffin and Howard Wong Class rank: 9 out of 401 Test scores: 35 on ACT, 2080 on SAT College plans: Stanford, WashingtonSt. Louis, Michigan, Northwestern, Wisconsin or UNL, economics My top achievements: State champion in oral interpretation of drama, honors in extemporaneous speaking; All-State Orchestra (viola); national FCCLA competitor

Parents: Tom and Kristi Schleif Class rank: 1 out of 18 Test scores: 36 on ACT College plans: UNK, computer science My top achievements: Created onscreen live scores graphic for school’s online sports broadcasts; state track qualifier; multiple winner of “Bulldog Top 5,” an award distinguishing the top five students in each grade

Kayla Neeley

Katie Cumpston

Logan Uhlir

Lydia Schaecher Columbus Scotus

Chase Kallhoff

Kearney

Humphrey

Central City Christian

Sidney

Parents: Kirk and Julie Neeley Class rank: 1 out of 27 Test scores: 34 on ACT, 2080 National Merit finalist College plans: UNL, pscyhology My top achievements: First place in English composition at Northeast Husker Academic Contest; best actress one-act performance at Morningside; entertainment speech honors; Food Science team, State FFA honors

Parents: Josh and Allene Cumpston Class rank: 1 out of 27 Test scores: 35 on ACT, 2270 on SAT National Merit finalist College plans: Wichita State, biomedical engineering My top achievements: Track and field state medalist, school record holder; All State choir; outstanding performance-ensemble at district music contest; cross country state medalist

Parents: Mary and Tony Uhlir Class rank: 2 out of 83 Test scores: 34 on ACT, 2090 on SAT National Merit finalist College plans: UNL, computer engineering My top achievements: Nebraska State Envirothon honors; state track and field championship team; All State Choir; Chadron State College scholastic contest award winner

Second Team Jacob Gardner Arapahoe Parents: Randy and Carla Gardner Class rank: 2 out of 30 Test scores: 34 ACT

Jamie Bish Aurora Parents: Mike and Susie Bish Class rank: 1 out of 91 Test scores: 34 ACT

About the nominees

Shea Jeffres

Tucker Vahle

Jesse Kruse

Burwell Parents: Lin and Nancy Jeffres Class rank: 1 out of 25 Test scores: 33 ACT

Grand Island Parents: Dan & Deb Vahle Class rank: 1 out of 464 Test scores: 33 ACT

Hartington Cedar Catholic Parents: Gary and Lisa Kruse Class rank: 4 out of 30 Test scores: 35 ACT

Sarah Koubek

Justin Fay

Isaac Wahlmeier

Grand Island Parents: David and Kristel Koubek Class rank: 1 out of 464 Test scores: 34 ACT

1,110 students nominated Breakdown by Region: (In Nebraska, the schools are divided into three regions. The Metro region consists of Douglas and Sarpy Counties. Our western Iowa region reflects the WH circulation area in Iowa.)

Metro, 465 Eastern, 240

West Central, 286 Western Iowa, 119

220 of 308 Nebraska schools sent nominees, for 71 percent participation. 50 of 74 Western Iowa schools nominated students, for 68 percent participation.

Grand Island Northwest Parents: Rod and Cindy Fay Class rank: 1 out of 191 Test scores: 33 ACT

Hastings St. Cecilia Parents: Patrick and Debra Wahlmeier Class rank: 1 out of 34 Test scores: 33 ACT

85 nominees were National Merit Finalists

12 scored 2300 or higher on the SAT

19 students earned perfect scores of 36 on the ACT

83 scored a 35 on the ACT

1 student had a perfect 2400 on the SAT

140 achieved a 34 on the ACT

Krista Benesch

Cy Jennings Cannon

Kearney Parents: Donna Biddle, Steve Benesch Class rank: 1 out of 401 Test scores: 33 ACT

Osceola Parents: Ken and Beverly Cannon Class rank: 1 out of 18 Test scores: 34 ACT

Macy Cool

Matthew J. Holloway

Kearney Parents: Mike and Holly Cool Class rank: 15 out of 401 Test scores: 34 ACT

College choices of the All State Team members: CalTech North Carolina-Chapel Hill Stanford (2) New Mexico Fordham Columbia MIT UNL

Scottsbluff Parents: Jeff and Kim Holloway Class rank: 1 out of 167 Test scores: 33 ACT

Majors of the All State Team members: mechanical engineering, aerospace focus biochemistry, economics or history math and computer science biochemistry environmental science/pre-med financial engineering economics or computer science math/actuarial science computer science


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2016 All Western Iowa Academic Team Meet The World-Herald’s 2016 scholars of western Iowa. The top 12 are on this page: the 107 earning honorable mention are on Page 13. The Iowa students represent 50 schools; 74 schools were invited to submit nominations. To be considered, 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 2080 on the SAT.

Mitchell Nelsen

Kevin Lin

Council Bluffs Abraham Lincoln

Claire Therese Saltzman

Audubon

Sioux City Heelan

Sioux City North

Parents: Todd and Shannon Nelsen Class rank: 1 out of 58 Test scores: 34 ACT College plans: Iowa State, engineering My top accomplishments: cross country conference champion, state qualifier; All State large group speech performing nominee; state qualifier in track; Iowa Jazz Championships qualifier; FFA Iowa degree

Parents: Keith and Shirley Vanderloo Class rank: 1 out of 272 Test scores: 32 ACT College plans: Virginia, USC, Iowa State or Iowa, undecided My top accomplishments: Student council, including student body president; VEX Robotics team captain; Gallup high school internship; DECA vice president; manager of football and basketball teams, including tutor

Parents: Shennen and Kathleen Saltzman Class rank: 2 out of 123 Test scores: 35 ACT, 2140 SAT College plans: Notre Dame, biology My top accomplishments: Congressional Debate, Iowa state debate tournament; National Council on Youth Leadership Top Ten award; Best Appellate Attorney, South Dakota Girls State; DX dance nationals honors, including highest score

Parents: Anhloan Nguyen and Thiep Tran Class rank: 1 out of 290 Test scores: 32 ACT, on SAT College plans: Grinnell, biochemistry My top accomplishments: Finalist team in High School Mathematical Contest in Modeling; North High Outstanding Student award; AP Scholars award; student council member; One Book One School event organizer

Paige Overmohle

Christopher Gilmore

Garrett Rethman Sioux City Heelan

Sioux City North

Parents: Daren & Amy Class rank: 1 out of 80 Test scores: 33 ACT College plans: Iowa, finance My top accomplishments: Conference All Academic; state volleyball All Tournament team; Iowa World Food Prize Institute–Borlaug Scholar; Academic All-State (volleyball, basketball); state track qualifier

Parents: Naomi Wiser Class rank: 13 out of 265 Test scores: 35 ACT College plans: Creighton, chemistry My top accomplishments: Completed three college classes at Iowa Western and earned 25 additional college credits; Quiz Bowl; Aerospace Club; will graduate at age 16

Parents: Tom and Michelle Rethman Class rank: 1 out of 123 Test scores: 35 ACT, 2050 SAT National Merit finalist College plans: Notre Dame, business My top accomplishments: National Council on Youth Leadership; student of the year in history, life skills, mathematics;Quiz Bowl, including KCAU tournament win; Crusader leadership award for baseball

Parents: Ralph and Micki Shorey Class rank: 3 out of 290 Test scores: 35 ACT, 2080 SAT College plans: Northern Iowa, music education (instrumental) My top accomplishments: All-State Music Festival (bassoon); finalist team in High School Mathematical Contest in Modeling; marching band drum major, recipient of Major Landers Award for Future Band Directors

Sarah Cabeen

Jami Turnquist

Andrew Quoc-Phu Pham

Sioux City East

Sioux City North

Marshall Rasmussen

Clarinda Parents: Dave and Jayne Cabeen Class rank: 1 out of 78 Test scores: 34 ACT, 2200 SAT National Merit finalist College plans: Oklahoma, undecided My top accomplishments: Conference All Academic; platinum level National Career Readiness Certificate; state tennis qualifier; Iowa All-State Speech Festival (one-act play); state solo and small ensemble contest honoree

Parents: Kip and Suzy Turnquist Class rank: 5 out of 346 Test scores: 32 ACT College plans: UNL, chemical My top accomplishments: Marching band, jazz band, pep band, show band; show choir; show crew and musicals; speech; volunteer hours merit silver cord at graduation; balanced school with Celiac’s Disease and Lupus diagnoses freshman, sophomore years.

Parents: Thuy Pham, Thong Pham Class rank: 8 out of 289 Test scores: 34 ACT, 2240 SAT National Merit finalist College plans: Harvey Mudd, engineering My top accomplishments: City record holder, IHSAA top finisher (swimming); First Tech Challenge national qualifier; finalist team in High School Mathematical Contest in Modeling; student council vice president

Parents: John and Sonja Rasmussen Class rank: 1 out of 61 Test scores: 33 ACT, 2000 SAT National Merit finalist College plans: Oklahoma, chemical engineering My top accomplishments: Iowa state wrestling tournament finalist; lettered in soccer, JV captain; Quiz Bowl conference champions

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Tin Tran

Anya Shorey

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2016 All State Academic Team

ENCORE! IT’S ON TO COLLEGE They had standout high school careers that ended with a flourish. • Top grades, scholarships and awards. They also found success in competitions, academic or athletic — or both. • And now the nine members of the 2016 World-Herald All State Team are ready to move on to their next adventure: college. • Backpacks will be loaded up as they spread out across the country. • California beckons three of our nine All Staters: two to Stanford, another to CalTech. Two are traveling to NYC to attend Columbia and Fordham. One heads southeast to North Carolina-Chapel Hill and another southwest to New Mexico. And the final two are bound for MIT and UNL. • We invite you to spend some time getting to know these nifty nine. • Beyond their amazing record of achievements, they shared answers to some questions that help you know how they tick. • We promise, you will be impressed.

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Aditya Telikicherla

Omaha Brownell-Talbot All State Parents: Munna and Ram Telikicherla Class rank: class of 28, school does not rank Test scores: 35 ACT, 2130 SAT National Merit finalist College plans: CalTech, mechanical engineering with aerospace focus Scholarships: National Merit, UNL Regents, Honors Textbook My top achievements: Robotics and Programming: World qualifiers (10, 11, 12), second in Nationals (9), second in State (10), State Design Award (11, 12), volunteer and mentor at school camps; Fuzzy Math research member, Creighton University: co-author of paper accepted by research journal (Journal of Fuzzy Mathematics), write programs to apply fuzzy graph theory to social networking and human trafficking problems, participate in weekly seminars with a graduate student and three mathematics professors, researching past web pages, publications and papers of interest; Math competitions: first place State Math Bowl (11), first place Probe I (9, 10, 11), Individual second at Trimathlon (12), sixth at State Olympiad (11), seventh at Regional Meet (9); Speech contests: Persuasive Speaking, first at five meets (12), first at districts, state qualifier (11), Oral Interpretation of Drama, second at districts, eighth at state (11); UNL electrical and computer engineering summer internship; Academy of Model Aeronautics member: design and fly remote-control planes What would people be surprised to learn about you? One time, I fell asleep on the floor of a plane while waiting in line for the bathroom. The cabin crew thought I passed out and sent me to the ER after we landed. Favorite snack: M&Ms!

Bridget Mizener Omaha Westside

Parents: Jane Bailey, Martin Mizener Class rank: 1 out of 480 Test scores: 36 ACT, 2240 SAT National Merit finalist College plans: North CarolinaChapel Hill, biochemistry, economics or history Scholarships: North Carolina-Chapel Hill Morehead-Cain; National Merit; Loveland Elementary; Lois Lucas Memorial; Masterson Scholar/ Athlete My top achievements: Copy editor for Craze, a student-run monthly magazine that’s nationallyranked; played basketball since freshman year (JV in grade 9 and varsity after that), won the state championship in 2015 and named an Academic All-Stater, as team captain and starter senior year, organize camps, fundraisers, workouts and clinics; delegate on Omaha Mayor Jean Stothert’s Youth Advisory Commission; summer intern in UNMC’s Department of Pharmacology and Neuroscience via the Travis B. Lewis Program, assigned to the proteomics lab, did myriad tryptic digests, learned about mass spectrometry — and how much more learning there is to be done; varsity track in grade 9; in grade 10 won the WHS Top Hurdler Award and was a state qualifier in three events, medaling in two. (I can’t run now due to increased basketball commitment but I help with fundraising.) What would people be surprised to learn about you? I know this might sound weird coming from an Academic All-Stater, but people always peg me as a jock — I’m on the basketball team (go Warriors) and ran track, too. Favorite snack: I’m a huge sucker for chocolate-covered pretzels. Mmm. Brain food!

Michael Svolos Omaha Central

Parents: Carol and Tom Svolos Class rank: 9 out of 560 Test scores: 36 ACT, 2340 SAT National Merit finalist College plans: Stanford, math and computer science Scholarships: Central High FoundationVirginia Lee Pratt; OEA Foundation-J. Arthur Nelson Memorial; UNL Regents, Honors; World-Herald Outstanding Student

My top achievements: Completed leadership training for Camp Lincoln in northern Minnesota, a test of your ability to plan, lead and work with others; mentor to middle school math team, proctoring team tests and helping team members challenging concepts; candidate for U.S. Presidential Scholars Program, one of 4,000 seniors are picked to apply nationally; play the flute in school, All-State Band junior and senior years, including first chair flute player as a senior; school tennis team freshman, sophomore and junior years (not able to continue as a senior because of time commitment of being drum major for marching band). What would people be surprised to learn about you? I am thinking about minoring in music. Favorite snack: Swedish Fish, hands down.

Adam Dejka

Papillion-La Vista South Parents: Joe and Paula Dejka Class rank: 3 out of 392 Test scores: 35 ACT, 2280 SAT National Merit finalist College: New Mexico, biochemistry Scholarships: Texas-Dallas National Merit; New Mexico National Scholars, Amigo; Oklahoma National Scholars; California-Santa Barbara Regents; UNL Regents, Dean’s; UNO Regents; Rockhurst Breen; Creighton Magis, Roman Shaffel S.J.; Drake Presidential; Midland Presidential; Denver Chancellor; Northwestern College Peale; Doane Presidential; Wittenberg Scholar; Butler; Waynesburg A.B. Miller, State; Iona Heritage; St. Scholastica Benedictine, Alumni; Wartburg Regents; Elizabethtown Presidential; Malone Emma and Walter Malone; Carroll Bishop Carroll, Opportunity; Immaculata Dean’s My top achievements: Wendy’s High School Heisman, state finalist 2015-16 (national award given to student athletes who excel in learning, performing and leading in the classroom, on the field and in the community); All State Soccer first team Lincoln Journal Star, All Metro Soccer first team Omaha World-Herald, Metro Conference champions; Award of Academic Excellence, 2015 and 2016 (school award given to students with 4.0 or higher GPA); UNO Calculus Bee finalist; Outstanding Marcher Award (given to the two best marchers in the Papillion-La Vista South Marching Band), second place at NSBA state championships What would people be surprised to learn about you? I have a vast knowledge of video games. Favorite snack: Protein Cheerios

Nathan Singh Omaha Creighton Prep Parents: Ricky Singh and Brigitte Martineau Class rank: 3 out of 263 Test scores: 36 ACT, 2230 SAT National Merit finalist College plans: Fordham, environmental science/pre-med Scholarships: Gonzaga trustee; St. Louis presidential finalist, Jesuit high school; Richmond presidential; Santa Clara provost; Fordham semi-finalist; Ohio State Maximus; Southern California deans; Omaha Metro Conference My top achievements: Tennis honors, including individual state champion 2013, 2014, 2015; team state champion 2012, 2014, 2015; first team All-State 2014, 2015; Swimming honors, including individual state champion 2016, ninth at state 2015, state team champion 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016; Regional Science Bowl, Nebraska high school state champions 2016, state runner-up 2015; AP Scholar with Distinction; Retreat Leadership: freshman retreat leader for 2015, 2016, junior encounter leader 2015, 2016 What would people be surprised to learn about you? Contrary to what my last name may imply, my singing voice actually sounds like a tornado siren, but it’s fine. Favorite snack: avocados

Emily Zhang

Omaha Duchesne Parents: Tian Zhang, Li Li Class rank: class of 72, school does not rank Test scores: 35 ACT College plans: Columbia, financial engineering Scholarships: UNL Raikes, Regents, Honors Program My top achievements: Student council member all four years, student body president for the 2015-16 school year; created website for the Omaha Chinese Cultural Association so people could to register for classes to learn Chinese, but first had to teach self how to utilize different computer programming languages; Clown Academy Service Trip in Princeton, New Jersery, in 2013, to learn to juggle, perform on the trapeze and spin plates, then visited orphanages to perform for kids; played piano for 12 years, as a sophomore won the Young Artist regional piano competition and earned Victor Borge Legacy Award and opportunity to perform at the Museum of Danish America; participated in Gallup High School Internship Program, focused on technology and computer programming, worked with group to complete a functioning app that allows students to find tutors What would people be surprised to learn about you? I have watched “Kung Fu Panda” five times. Favorite snack: white cheddar Cheez-its

Raymond Thai Millard North Parents: Benny Thai and Susan Zhang Class rank: 1 out of 576 Test scores: 36 ACT, 2330 SAT National Merit finalist College plans: Stanford; economics or computer science Scholarships: Millard Public Schools Foundation-Buell Jipp memorial, Cather PTO, Helme memorial, Dee Elsberry, National Honor Society, North Middle School, excellence, Susan Cropper memorial; National Merit; UNL honors textbook, Raikes, regents; World-Herald outstanding student; Chicago Odyssey; Omaha Metro Tennis Coaches Association My top achievements: U.S. Presidential Scholar; Varsity Tennis (9-12): team captain (11-12), Nebraska Second Team All-State (12), No. 1 Singles, state fourth place (12), state quarterfinalist (11). No. 2 Doubles, state fourth place (10), No. 2 Singles, state fourth place (9), Greater Omaha Sports Committee Scholar-Athlete (12), Omaha Metro Tennis Coaches Association Scholarship (12), All-Academic Award (10-12), NSAA Academic All-State (11-12), U.S. Tennis Association top 10 ranking for age group in Nebraska (9-12); National Economics Challenge (912): captain, (10-12), eighth place nationals (11), state champion (9-11), national semi-finalist (9-11), State Spring Online Challenge champion (9-11), State Fall Online Challenge champion (10-12); Policy Debate (9-12): state semi-finalist (10-11), NSDA Nationals qualifier and competitor (10-11), state seventh speaker (11), novice nationals semi-finalist (10), team state championship member; Orchestra (10-12): viola section leader (12), first chair and soloist (12), Nebraska All-State (10-11-12); Math Club (9-12) What would people be surprised to learn about you? Success was not my thing in middle school. I got a bunch of Bs and took several trips to the principal’s office before things started clicking for me. Favorite snack: fruit snacks

Derek Chew

Julia Fiksinski

Omaha North

Omaha Brownell-Talbot

Parents: Lian Ti and Chin Chew Class rank: 5 out of 326 Test scores: 35 ACT, 2190 SAT National Merit finalist College plans: UNL, math/actuarial science Scholarships: UNL chancellor’s, Math Day (three), regents, honors textbook; UNO music; Nebraska Academic Decathlon Foundation; Omaha North High School Foundation-George and Sally Haddix Memorial; National Merit; WorldHerald Outstanding Student My top achievements: First place at UNL Math Day, PROBE II (2014); captained Quiz Bowl team that made the NAQT HSNCT national Quiz Bowl competition for two years (2015-16); captained Science Bowl team that was second in state for two years (2013, 2016); National AP Scholar, 10 AP tests, 9 with a 4 or higher score (2015); Omaha Area Youth Orchestra, Youth Symphony Oboist (2014-16) as well as AllState Band Oboist (2014) What would people be surprised to learn about you? I play quite a few video games: NHL, Madden and FIFA, among others, but I’m really bad at all of them. Favorite snack: cheese

Parents: Edmund and Magdalena Fiksinski Class rank: class of 28, school does not rank Test scores: 2400 SAT National Merit finalist College plans: MIT, computer science Scholarships: National Merit; Purdue Presidential; Michigan Engineering Honor; Minnesota Twin Cities Gold and Gold National; Nebraska Academic Decathlon; WorldHerald Outstanding Student

My top achievements: VEX Robotics World Championship qualifying team (twice due to winning State Design Award), 2014, 2015, 2016; state winner of 2013 AMC 10 exam, led to qualification for AIME exam and MIT Math Prize for Girls competition; 12 years of classical piano training, district and state Superior ratings in 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015; Member of BT Jazz Band invited to play at 2015 NMEA Invitational Conference and to attend jazz masterclass in March 2016 with Dee Dee Bridgewater, Irvin Mayfield and members of the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra; Promoted to volunteering supervisor at Methodist Women’s Hospital (2015) What would people be surprised to learn about you? I can speak four languages: English, Polish, Spanish, and Mandarin. Favorite snack: pita chips with hummus Note: Julia was not available for the All State group photo session at the Blue Barn Theatre because she was competing at the VEX Robotics World Championship in Louisville, Kentucky.

IN THEIR OWN WORDS What was the best advice you got that contributed to your success in school? Julia: My father once told me, “Tough times don’t last. Tough people do.” That quote motivated me to keep moving forward, no matter how difficult or stressful high school felt at times. Nathan: Stop comparing yourself to other people; there will always be people more gifted than you no matter how intelligent you are. If you’re doing your very best, be content. Raymond: The best advice I heard was to do things I like and to do them well. It’s hard to find the drive to excel in an activity unless you enjoy it.

What famous person would you like to meet and what would you ask/tell the person? Adam: John Williams, and ask him how he is able to create so many unique themes that all become timeless classics. Adi: The Wright Brothers. With today’s widespread use of ailerons, it would be inspiring to get a glimpse into these visionaries’ minds and the vital first steps toward roll control. Emily: Malala Yousafzai. I would ask her how she always stayed courageous even while facing adversity.

Do you study with TV or music or something else playing in the background or through your ear buds — or do you prefer quiet? Drew: When I study, it generally is with soft background noise — nothing too loud and absolutely nothing with English speech. Bridget: I always have headphones in (to the chagrin of my parents/teachers/etc.). My tastes are pretty diverse; I’ve got some classic rock, Mellencamp and such, and some modern rap on deck, too. Michael: I study best when the room is quiet. I find it hard to focus on reading in particular when there’s music going on. Hear from our nine All Staters on these questions — and more — at Omaha.com/scholars.


2016 Nebraska Honorable Mention The 955 Nebraska high school seniors pictured below and on the next four pages earned honorable mention recognition for the achievement that led to their nomination to The World-Herald 2016 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 2080 on the SAT college entrance exams.

Adams Central

Justin Engberg

Adam Kohtz

Ainsworth

Cale Pleak

Lauren Reiman

Arnold

Morgan Eggleston

Austin Harthoorn

Olivia Funre

Marielle Crisler

Jessica Klaudt

Shaina Lusienski

Marissa Sandman

Alexis Oswald

Blair

Jonathon Schleufer

Landon Zarybnicky

Jake Gasparovich

Benjamin Giebelhausen

Kendra Heddens

Danae Welling

Kristin Thompson

Catholic Homeschool Association of Omaha

Centennial

Rose Safranek

Brady Fehlhafer

Alma

Margaret Otto

Axtell

Paige Wergin

Haley Hays

Peyton Millard

August Fishell

Austin Fishell

Kassidi Browning

Jessica Harms

Justin Brockhaus

Crofton

Katelyn Stewart

Clair Trenhaile

Joel Meyer

Hannah Schmitz

Central City

Dylan Catlett

Amber Erickson

Logan Pettit

Brianna Smith

Boone Central

East Butler

Wayne Belew

Leah Engquist

Erin Alexander

Derek Andersen

Kevin Sousek

Cassidy Emma Gillespie

Ryker Bridge

Abigail Cook

Boys Town

Isaac J. Sullivan

Drew King

Michelle Bruha

Dana Hoppe

David City

Clay A. Yungdahl

Melea Birkel

Drew Damme

Emilee Shaw

Mason Goodman

Nathaniel Sitorius

Jayden Garrett

Dakota Waddell

Marc Wade

Shoilee Rahman

Colby Becker

Connor Gerard Kenney

Min Chang Kim

Brandon Keffer

Miah Vera

Gage Hoefer

Connor Husa

Michael Kochera

Ethon Koehler

Anthony McIntosh

Jacob R. Mikkelson

Ian Hundahl

Kaitlyn Oppliger

Tim Rakestraw

Jacob William Shelton Martens

Ryan Mustard

Darin Rinkol

Justin Zoucha

Katrina German

Deshler

Allison Pokorny

Noah Mosier

Kaitlyn Schultis

Breanna Dawe

Mallory Cooper

Callaway

Emma Badgley

Jacob Wayne Twibell

Hannah Thramer

Keith Everitt

Joellyn Straber

Cambridge

Lafeyette Loper

Jackson Ebbers

Columbus

Cole Beiermann

Creek Valley

Diller-Odell

Kathleen Roth

Burwell

Andrew Nelson

Jessilyn Sayers

Alyssa Curry

Creighton

Claire Christine Fanta

Dorchester

Joseph Jahn

Crofton

Eli Kliment

Breanna Allen

Douglas County West

Theresa Zarybnicky

Avery Ann Behrens

Christopher Nelson

Emily J. Bednar

Allissa Flynn

Jessica Salzar

Jordyn Ritnour

Seth Rohs

Alex Seggerman

Megan Sitzmann

Makenzie Smith

Kathleen Todd

Elkhorn

Sierra Cammack

Diane Claassen

Jocelyn Daubendiek

Nate Heimann

Madeline Kimme

Matthew King

Raven Leal

Elkhorn Mount Michael

Devin Philip Welch

Tanner Whitaker

Austin Yardley

Logan Baumberger

Samuel Bohart

Jacob Bova

Tyler Degener

Elkhorn Mount Michael

Christian Keller

Ethan Gubbels

Beatrice

Clearwater-Orchard

Elkhorn

Zachary Vyhlidal

Collin M. Hoffman

AdreAnna Ernest

Clarkson

Elgin Pope John

Nicole Beckman

Casey Jones

Cozad

Jasmine Beringer

Cassandra Mohrman

Bridgeport

Chadron

David City Aquinas

Wesley Unger

Journie LeAnn Woodward

Bayard

Lauren Praeuner

Grace Glotfelty

Brady

Alexander Wysocki

Keely Butcher

Gabrielle Middendorf

Madison N. Dodson

Blair

Central Valley

Amanda Macke

Amy Heusinkvelt

Cross County

Hannah Miller

Levi Watson

Arlington

Bellevue West

Dillon Hike

Cody Wullenwaber

Arcadia

Battle Creek

Bancroft-Rosalie

Columbus Scotus

Bailey Braun

Arapahoe

Bertrand

Bo Wullenwaber

Bloomfield

McKenzie C. Taylor

Anthony Hare

Aurora

Bennington

Callie Pancoe

Alliance

Bellevue East

Bellevue West

Brooklyn Mussman

Austin Crom

Ashland-Greenwood

Beatrice

Austin Ragland

Allen

Luke Krajewski

Paul Forget

Elliott Heineman

Jack Hitzemann

Junbin Huang

Benjamin Hynes

Ethan Copple

Dakota J. Dietz

Alyssa Ehler

John Ellis

Elkhorn South

Alex Stoupa

Jackson Andrew Thompson

Brett Ballard

Marisa Bianco

Kohlton Bingham

Matt Bridgman

Erin Circo


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Tuscan Fairfield

Ethan Fratzke

Ben Gabel

Joscelin Givens

Ross Grieb

John Harkendorff

Paige Haskett

Philip Holubeck

Christian Keller

Margaret McKay

Cole Meadows

Maren Mosley

Karthik Narayanan

Elkhorn South

Austin Roberts

Nate Rynaski

Emerson-Hubbard

Abby Drieling

Rebecka Mackling

Jordan Saag

Isaac Hueftle

Hutton Cate

Gering

Jason Doll

Hadley Kirk

Eshan Sood

Jonathan Strevey

Fairbury

Southern F. Timm

Halle Ann Knigge

Falls City

Mark Kroeker

Elizabeth Bauman

Shelby Ann Mueller

Hastings

Makenna Gemar

Sara Hancock

Constance Livingston

Rebecca Wellnitz

Lindsey LaBrie

Samuel Reimer

Homer

Humphrey

Johnson County Central

Lauren Matthews

Baileigh Borer

Mitchell Faris

Kenesaw

Rose Wehrman

Kennedy Ayer

Megan O’Grady

Diane R. Naughton

Blake Dieckmann

Aaron Wang

Falls City Sacred Heart

Megan Vollmer

Maggie Goltz

Grant L. Morgan

Blayr McMichael

Fillmore Central

Rachael Keithley

Ashton O’Brien

Leah Vobejda

Bryce Eigsti

Justin Kercher

Justin C. Muehling

Matthew Carter

Kevin Udd

Abigail Thacker

Lincoln High

Annemarie Schubert

Isabella Spaulding

Allyson Beard

Paul Bonn

Kyle Henry

Hayes Center

Spencer Herman

Catherine Krueger

Rylie O’Meara

Emily Cleveland

Andrea M. Albers

Blake J. Coen

Shane Jacobs

Zachary M. Kneale

Kasey M. Clifford

Joshua D. Holke

Kelsey S. Ridlen

Sarah Niemeier

Abigail Richling

Elizabeth Isaacson

Hershey

Katherine Hoatson

JJ Jungjohann

Thomas Matya

Zach Whipps

Erynn Dahlke

Akshay Kashyap

Kimball

Ali Hunsaker

Trey McNeil

Lakeview

Morgan Peters

Jazymyn Miles Laurel-ConcordColeridge

Trent Roth

William Douglas Barelman

Ben Toalson

Austin Oerman

Paige Steinbauer

Reagan Scott

Maresa Searls

Freeman

Hunter Masoner

Rachel Page

Gering

Joshua Wetovick

Dylan Spilinek

Cole Patrick Carey

Kelby Vieth

Michael Stage

Elizabeth Westerby

Jack Wagner

Hitchcock County

Kyle Thomas Haddix

Tori Wilson

McKenna Copsey

Megan Copsey

Grand Island Central Catholic

Amanda Young

Rylan Dvorak

Katelin O’Connor

Hartington Cedar Catholic

Hastings

James Kleinschmit

Kenzie Carson

Holdrege

Alexandra Alber

Caden Fritson

Homer

William Gardner

Jared Hunke

Baylie Andersen

Kearney Catholic

Blair Mills

Arianna Spellman

Lawrence-Nelson

Harlie Himmelberg

Abby Kile

Mariah Stelling

Emily Wright

Anna Kahle

Lexington

Javier Betancourt

Rebecca Niedbalski

Leyton

Jesus Gustavo Valencia

Caitlyn Deal

Ben Palmer

John Stuart

Lincoln East

Katelyn Higgins

Kurt Ameku

Augustin Burchell

Hanna Hoffman

Lauren Lesiak

Aaron Schoenmaker

Rachael Duden

Fiona Fitzgerald

Kyley Burkey

Ethan Christensen

Lincoln High

Kellyn Vuchetich

Jace Waybright

Derek Wright

Tyler Zinsmaster

Lincoln North Star

Caleb Ziems

Trevin Ball

Brooke Elizabeth Lampe

James Rehwaldt Alexander

Charlie Gallentine

Isaac Haeffner

Morgan Shipley

Emily Hancock

Lincoln Northeast

Bryson Cole

Braly Keller

Lincoln Pius X

Reagan Uhlmann

Scott Allder

Lincoln Pius X

Savannah Hanus

Jordan Coulter

Fullerton

Sophie Niemeier

Amber Nelson

Franklin

Grand Island

Heartland Lutheran

Lincoln Lutheran

Elizabeth Yost

Kara Zimmerman

Fort Calhoun

Lincoln East

Joel W. Keim

Callie Zeorian

Nate Rasmussen

Friend

Gothenburg

Kylee Beyea

Elizabeth Watts

Kearney

Keya Paha County

Buck Cronk

Lauren Vana

Olivia Paetz

Elwood

Gretna

Hastings St. Cecilia

Zoey Cook

Dyllan Usher

Fremont Bergan

Gordon-Rushville

Kira Wysocki

Caelan Joseph Trogdon

Grand Island Northwest

Taylor Gannon

Jack Duffy

Madeline Straight

Madison Owings

Elmwood-Murdock

Fremont

Meredith Batten

Grand Island Central Catholic

Mason Smalley

Eustis-Farnam

Freeman

Katelyn Unvert

Logan Smalley

Nathan Oran

Nathan Asselin

Nicholas Dean

Lincoln Southeast

Ellie Staab

Whitney Tran

Jacquelyn Wright

Jared Yost

McKenna Bancroft

Hailey C. Bottoms

Josephine Briley

Hailey Bunde


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2016 Nebraska Honorable Mention Lincoln Southeast

Jackson Dettmer

Andrew Goldsmith

Thomas Andrew Graul

Morgan Heil

Timothy Hums

Emily Johnson

Lincoln Southwest

Will Kallhoff

Lincoln Southwest

Austin Moody

Hannah O’Neill

Ashley Pales

Sophia Quattrocchi

Kelsie DeBaets

Kyra Frisbie

Connor Gosnell

Kevin Hancock

Meridian

Medicine Valley

Natasha Ruppert

Jacob Shiers

Kailey Van Treeck

Tyler Ruwe

Maxwell

Madeline Diedrichsen

McKehna Bartels

Matthew McCoy

Lindsay D. Perez

Nicholas Taylor

Jonah Sayre

Matthea Niemoth

Abbie Reitz

Kathryn Wilhelm

Maywood

Kylee Meyer

Marcus Miller

Lydia Fritsche

Monica Angeletti

Taylor Els

Mason Frey

Louisville

Jacob Williams

Dustin James Bredvick

Cade Wolcott

Erik Eiler

Alex Grabast

Jared Jesske

Loup City

Morgan Zurek

Jessica K. Eurek

McCook

Milford

Brooke Massa

Abby Vokoun

Logan View

Maya Samal

Malcolm

Greyson McCown

Lyons-Decatur Northeast

Adam R. Wagner

Brent R. Miller

Mead

Travis Wallen

Medicine Valley

Grant Wilkinson

Margaret Johnson

Shelby Kuhr

Tate P. Lueth

Millard North

Kolten Schnack

Aaron Adams

Aleser Alahmad

Abbi Bader

Niranjana Balu

Neil Band

Andrew Barber

Elizabeth Baxter

Andrew Blalock

Claire Breen

Abigail Burroughs

Dylan Norman Finley

Rebecca Fitzgarrald

Philamon Leon Hemstreet

Claudia C. Holm

Trevor Michael Holmes

Sophia Holt

Megan Hong

Tanner Magid

Declan M Martin

Pranav Mathur

Matthew Meacham

Rajan Kumar Mediratta

Jordyn Meekma

Emily Moor

Keerthi Shaik

Haidon Shultz

Delaney Simmonds

Rachel Sisley

Spencer Sosalla-Bahr

Thaddeus Speicher

Chanont Sricharoen

Millard North

Andrew G. Carlson

David Carlson

Matthew Chen

Sean Clifford

Joseph Covolo

Joe Cowman

Alexander Deptula

Gwendoline Dunlop

Turner Eakins

Millard North

Madalyn Hyland

Sarah Jaksich

John Walker Johnson

Mary Juno

Brooke Kudirka

Zach Lickteig

Justin Lui

Maggie Macfadyen

Jennifer Mack

Millard North

Madison Morrissette

Kayla Ney

Kyle D. Olson

Kathryn Opitz

Luke Peterson

Gauri Ramesh

Holden Luc Schmidt Bradley

Andrew Schrader

Parker Segal

Millard North

Sarah Suh

Allie R. Thompson

Eric Tsai

Naomi Tsukada

Millard South

Deborah J Turetsky

Nathanael David Urban

Nicholas Wilson

Natalie Bielenberg

Adam Eschliman

Elizabeth Henderson

Ashlyn Johnson

Erica Little

Delaney Lynam

Kenna Newsom

Calvin Rudolph

Jack Hersh

Derek Hitz

Mitchell Hurley

Margaret Hutson

Sam Johnson

Grace Luree Kelly

Cassie Kiihne

Millard West

Millard South

Aaron Stackhouse

Ethan A. Bucksbee

Raymond D Anderson IV

Ian Brown

Spencer Collins

Kevin N. Dickerson

Olivia Epstein

Nathan Fredericks

Cassandra Geiken

Melissa Hall

Millard West

Brianna Krokaugger

Torri Leighty

Morrill

John R. McMackin

Kaley Marcinski

Jacob Merkley

Nebraska City

Leanne K. Sherrod

Emily Jensen

Maya Mercer

Norfolk

Tatiana Moore

Alex Sukup

Justin Mock

Morgan Penry

Nebraska City Lourdes

Leah Defreece

Nicholas Whitten

Norfolk Catholic

Emily Wicker

Aaron Hoff

Therese Lux

Natalie Person

Minden

Kyle Stevens

Nebraska Lutheran

Nathaniel Ewart

Faith Otte

Meghan Suelter

Kendall Alex Thomas Schmidt

Neligh-Oakdale

Bryce Frey

Kelsey Green

Samuel Thompson

Jenna Vigal

Newman Grove

Steven Arreguin

Sarah Marie Meyer

Shae Wolfe

Samantha Bendix

Paige Kristensen

Josiah Lovin

Norfolk

Niobrara

Celine Dunlap

Norfolk Lutheran

Colton Lyons

Benjamin Wenrich

Brittany Eisenhauer

Hannah E. Stark

Amanda Carlson

Haleigh Griffith

Samantha Leyden

Ethan Millington

Sierra Schurman

Jess Sweazy

Norris

Gavin Brown

Morgan Chipps

Timothy Hohensee

Cal Leising


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2016 Nebraska Honorable Mention North Bend Central

Dylan Emanuel

Gage Andrew Gibney

North Platte

Darren Armstrong

Treyvon Bokoskie

Kelly Fitzpatrick

Omaha Brownell-Talbot

Molly Myers

Elise Siffring

Abhinav Suresh

North Platte St. Patrick

Tiffany Hall

Zachary Miller

Oakland-Craig

Olivia Bures

Jesse Wallerstedt

Ogallala

Celie Knudsen

Samuel Tschetter

Omaha Bryan

Jordan Willett

Julia Dirkse

Brianna Welna

Omaha Benson

Megan Confere

Omaha Brownell-Talbot

Jacob Phillips

Josh Bartz

Helena M. Black

Lindon Liu

Omaha Burke

Jon Kent

Ella Knight

Walter Mantler

Jared Noetzel

Anne Ryschon

Avery Schnitker

Madison L. Sirois

Danielle Tibbels

Daniel Tran

Andi Zhang

Julie Kent

Naomi Kirkvold

Jack Lathrop

James Lowe

Ian Maher

Emily Mayberger

Jacqueline Peck

Omaha Central

Claire Bexten

Omaha Central

Kelsey Thomas

Grace Billig

St. Alea Bilyeu

Alexandra Bradley

Aiden Brummel

Omaha Christian

Jeremy James

Katelyn Monday

Grant Bruneau

John (Jack) Erikson

Michael Galeski

Cole Horner

Omaha Concordia

Michael Backer

Alexander Furjanic

Evan Henderson

Joe Manning

Omaha Creighton Prep

Ryan Parmenter

Derek M Robbins

Chase Alberts

Daniel Blumel

Jonathan Boissy

Benjamin Bonebrake

James Quinn Brennan

Ryan Michael Draper

Joseph Ernatt

Brian Kelly

Charles Kenney

Benjamin Koley

Pierce Lam

John Lukowski

Xavier McCaig

Timothy McCaslin

Emma Gallaher

Allison Geary

Omaha Creighton Prep

Grant Fee

Michael Flinn

John Forbes

Shane Grode

Yoojin Ha

Dane Hansen

Joseph Todd Hansen

Keith Jarrett

Joseph Kamm

Omaha Creighton Prep

Adam Joseph Mullin

Don Nguyen

Uy Nguyen

Spencer Nussrallah

Zach Pusic

Ian Salzman

Omaha Duchesne

Isaac Shields

Dylan Thompson

Nick Weaver

Christopher Zhen

Theresa Bracht

Grace Campagna

Grace Dickas

Omaha Duchesne

Ariana Haddad

Julia Hall

Madison Johns

Melanie Kaiser

Olivia Langenberg

Elena Maestas

Divya Nimmagadda

Maggie Doyle

Omaha Gross

Madeline Reed

Jessica Rodino

Omaha Marian

Kristin Sheridan

Lauren Stierman

Brittany Wichman

Christa Holland

Sophia Ketchmark

James Lohaus

Tehillah Alphonso

Hannah Lazio

Anya Lindholm

Lauren Manganaro

Katrina McCutcheon

Emma McGill

Maureen McKillip

Mary Kate Mulhall

Omaha Marian

Mary Beth Apker

Kathryn Baginski

Claire Davis

Aly Freeman

Kathryn Fuxa

Collette Gillaspie

Julia Griffin

Andrea Hanus

Mimi Kelly

Omaha Marian

Noelle Pick

Payton Ranck

Maria Sakowski

Rachel Ann Sedlacek

Anna Slezak

Omaha North

Ian Hunter

Sarah McCarty

Catherine Mittlieder

Omaha Mercy

Nithali Sridhar

Sierra Strattan

Clara Wertzberger

Michelle Allen

Omaha Northwest

Andrew Roberts

Tyler Zimmerman

Nicole Carrillo

Elyssa Gray

Emma Ecker

Claire Harsh

Vivian Parr

Omaha North

Mikayla Rosenthal

Ellen Schroll

Omaha Roncalli

Hanna Barnes

Emily Guinn

Frederick Azalekor

Rose Fields

Omaha Skutt

Joshua Joseph Lampe

Caleb Nigrin

Mariel Sprakel

Mikey Wilmes

Emily Baratta

Jacob Baumert

Samuel Begley

Tanner Lange

Nathan Maher

Kyle Meister

Ji Min Mun

Neil Osborn

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2016 Academic Judges The judges gathered at the Omaha World-Herald Building on April 6 for lunch and then broke into four groups to select the members of the All Regional Teams: metro, eastern,

west-central and western Iowa. Twelve for a first team in each region and, in Nebraska, 12 for a second team, as well. A week later, a representative of each of the

metro

Maryanne Ricketts, principal at Westside

eastern

John Naatz, principal at Creighton Prep

Brenda Cary, guidance office at Millard West

Joyce Lehn, counseling center team leader at Lincoln Southwest

SUNDAY, MAY 15, 2016

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It’s time to celebrate academic excellence. We are proud to introduce the 2016 All Academic honorees from Nebraska and Western Iowa; look inside for the students earning All State, All Regional and Honorable Mention recognition. Plus, find World-Herald award recipients and scholarship winners at metro-area schools.

Congratulations to The World-Herald’s 2016 Academic All State Team. Eight of the nine gathered at the Blue Barn Theatre for this photo; the ninth was missing because she was at an international competition. Meet these exceptional students on Pages 6&7.

2016 Scholars All Academic Program coordinators: Kelly Forbes and Joanne Stewart All Academic Program database developer: Matt Wynn Scholars section designer: Tom Knox Scholars section copy editors: Seth Klamann, Pam Thomas, Kelly Forbes and Joanne Stewart Scholars section cover photo: Kent Sievers Scholars section photo session coordinator: Chris Christen Scholars section judges photos: Chris Machian Scholars section photo imaging: Jolene McHugh Scholars section advertising manager: Dan Matuella WANT A KEEPSAKE OF YOUR SCHOLAR? You can order additional copies of the paper or high-quality page and photo reprints. Contact the OWH Store at 402-444-1014 or visit www.OWHstore.com.

Nebraska regional judging panels met via conference call to select the All State Team. That team was chosen from the 36 students who were named to the first team for their region.

west-central

Virginia Hilkemann, counselor at Norfolk High School

Mitch Bartholomew, principal at York High

Benson High Magnet School Burke – Gayatri Biswa Getzschman – Sabrina Carmichael Hoff – Sophia Magisana, Katelyn Oathout Johnson Science – Kylie Readd JROTC – Sabrina Carmichael Koontz – Kalpana Biswa Mt. View – Tiana Conyers Milder – Amber Anderson Nielsen – Megan Confere Paxton – Alexis Meyer OPS Magnet – Sophia Magisana BHS Endowment – T’Mwee Daniel Randall Owens – Mary Seng Khanghti BHS Leadership – Savannah Liebsack, Tiana Conyers Troy Travis – Camron Hairston Othmer – Tyler Miller, Sabrina Carmichael Super 13 – Camron Hairston Future Educator – Myit Hai

Bryan High School Burke – Abril Jacinto Field Club – Ana Dominguez Viruel Nielsen – Jaida Brey Paxton – Camio Bush Othmer – Rosendo Armas, Katlin Wills Super 13 – Julia Dirkse Future Educator – Isabella Delanie

western iowa

David Barrett, principal at Hastings Adams Central

The Omaha Schools Foundation is pleased to present our 2016 scholarship recipients. We are proud of our Omaha Public Schools’ graduating seniors and wish them well as they pursue their dreams beyond high school.

(As far as we are concerned, our western Iowa first team is our All Iowa Team!) Pictured here are the members of this year’s judging panels.

Joyce Stalp, guidance counselor at West Point Central Catholic

John Connell, principal at Harlan High School

Burke High School Burke – Zachary Nguyen D.R. Anderson – Ryan Berry Garlock – Jack Davidson, Ashley Stavneak Godwin – Jackson Abramo Fredericksen – Paige Horn Hennig – McKenzie Fogarty Lloyd – Collin Werner Nielsen – Joy Kayode Ohr Arts – Ashton Doukas Ohr Achievement – Andi Zhang Othmer – Ann Ryschon, Andrew Vasquez Paxton – Chasey Ridgley Thibault Morgan – Collin Werner Super 13 – Andrew Vasquez Future Educator – Cassandra Kenedy

Central High School Angood – Danielle Mohr, Emma Petersen Burke – Jonathan Goodwin Fullerton PTA – Christopher Winchester, Grant Bruneau Hunter – Mira Williams Paxton – Emily Keebler Landow – Ana Pineda Gutierrez Mt. View – Alexia Hamilton Othmer – Jacqueline Peck, Averie Perryman Super 13 – Christopher Kathka Future Educator – McKenna Paintin

North High Magnet School Burke – Emmanuel Garcia-Villar Marilyn Arkfeld Clark – Diana Perez Gallegos Jensen – Haley Jessen Nielsen – Erykah Carter OPS Magnet – Austin Griswold Paxton – Tatiana Bullion Sedlacek – Kassandra Ferrin, Priscila Soto Slobotski – Grant Martin, Mikayla Arrington Othmer – Kari Dappen, Emmanuel Garcia-Villar Super 13 – Kylie Johnson Future Educator – Najee Mitchell

Larella Rangel, senior counselor at Council Bluffs Abraham Lincoln

Jeaneite Lorenz, counselor at Sioux City North

Northwest High Magnet School D.R. Anderson – Ben Hinsley Burke – Taylor Casey Fullerton Resiliency – Elyssa Gray Paxton – Madison McAllister Nielsen – Jessica Braun Kiwanis – Nicole Carrillo OPS Magnet – Elyssa Gray Othmer – Bawi Peng, Gabriel Ruiz-Herrera Stofko – Sabrina Simms Super 13 – Elyssa Gray Future Educator – Thein Kyaw Win

South High Magnet School Burke – Nayagoa Chop Clarke – Juliana Rodriguez Field Club – Fatima Cruz Fredericksen – Brenda Esqueda Laaker – Jazzinique Woodfork-Greene Landow – Christina Salazar Nielsen – Brenda Esqueda Paxton – Luis Ojeda OPS Magnet – Marcelo Jamies-Velazquez Rodriguez – Sandra Pano-Gallardo Rosicky – Maria Hill Othmer – Guadalupe Rodriguez, Giovanni Cruz Mojica Super 13 – Maricruz Mora-Becerra Future Educator – Brenda Esqueda

OPS Career Center Rosewater – Corey Blum (Bryan) Ball – Grant Martin (North) CSI – Diana Martinez-Puentes, Lucas Leinen Construction Academy – Eric Ledesma-Serrano Culinary – Collin Werner, Jason Evenson, Skylar Miller

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2016 Outstanding Scholars and Key Staffers Since 1922, The World-Herald has recognized top graduates of high schools in the area with scholarships. A total of 44 schools in Omaha and the surrounding area were invited to honor their top students. Each school was asked to select one Outstanding Student Scholar, honoring a student for outstanding

Bellevue East Jessica Harms Outstanding Student Class rank: 1st out of 373 College plans: Colorado School of Mines or UNL;

engineering Parents: Jim and Kathy Harms About: Jessica has been committed to self-improvement, school involvement and community improvement. With her ability to analyze, communicate and lead, there is no doubt that she will achieve and succeed well beyond high school. Jessica works diligently, is dependable, sincere, driven, trustworthy and is an absolute pleasure to interact with.

Caylynn Lane Key Staffer Journalistic role: Photographer, caption editor and co-editor in chief for the yearbook. College plans: Northwest Missouri State; education Parents: Callie Lane and Reggie St. Romain About: Caylynn has always been a team player. She willingly helped establish deadlines, manage the workflow and organization of the 23-person staff. Her dedication, work ethic and willingness to help others bring credit to herself and the Bellevue East Chieftain Yearbook. Scholarships offered at Bellevue East: Jesus Benalaya, Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation Alexis Bennett, Northwest Missouri State Tower, Bearcat Advantage Neva Bilek, Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation Taylor Billington, UNL Regents, Honors Program Textbook Taylor Billington, UNO Regents Trevor Brockhaus, Delta Kappa Gamma-Alpha Iota Chapter; Metropolitan Community Board of Governors Alyssa Campbell, Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation Angelica Carias, Garrett Group Academic Thomas Casart, UNL Regents, Honors Program Textbook Jesus Cervantes, Aksarben Avenue Scholars Foundation-Horatio Alger Sydney Chaney, Northwest Missouri State Green and White Advantage, Freshman Merit, Adopt a Bearcat; UNL Nebraska Emerging Leader Heather Coffelt, UNO Dean’s Chase Cole, UNO Dean’s Joseph Collins, Kansas Midwest Student Exchange Program; UNK Loper Excellence; UNL Nebraska Emerging Leader, Nebraska Achievement; Oklahoma non-resident merit Baylee Conley, Bellevue Public School Foundation Emily Elle Garcia Memorial; Midland Presidential, softball, visit Frankie Copple, AKSARBEN Avenue Scholars Foundation Aksarben - Horatio Alger Career Christopher Cornish, Bellevue Junior Sports Association Kollin Crompton, Drake Presidential; Bellevue Education Association Nathaniel Crouch, Nebraska Academic Decathlon Cameron Dacanay, Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation Kaylie Dengel, Concordia-Seward Dean’s, women’s volleyball Kennedy DeReus, Colorado State-Pueblo Libby Dolezal, UNO Chancellor’s, Engineering Ryan Dolezal, UNO Dean’s Kimberly Evers, Briar Cliff Academic Achievement Michael Farar, Lincoln Christian Dean’s Academic, Day; Offutt Officers’ Spouses’ Club Charitable Association; Air Force Association, Aksarben Chapter Lt. Gen. James M. Keck Trevor Fellbaum, Bellevue Public Schools Foundation; Midland Arts Excellence; UNL Regents, Honors Program Textbook; UNO Regents; Bellevue East High School Vocal Booster Club Janie Ford, Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation Brysen Gantt, UNL Nebraska Emerging Leader Steven Gasparovich, Colorado School of Mines Merit; Iowa State Academic Recogni-

tion, Engineering, veterans in-state tuition; Missouri Science and Technology Excellence, Excellence out-of-state, University; UNL Regents, Engineering; Offutt Officers’ Spouses’ Club Charitable Association Annie Gentes, Morningside Band Courtney Gilreath, Benedictine College Award; Creighton Founders; Doane Board of Trustees Patrick Gomon, Garrett Group Academic Gabriella Gonzalez, Bares Family Foundation; Creighton Founders; Loyola-Chicago Deans; UNL Nebraska Legends Scholar, Nebraska Emerging Leader, Nebraska Achievement; Bellevue Papillion Rotary Club Rod Schmidt Memorial Justin Goodwin, Bellevue Public Schools Gary L. Parker Memorial; Creighton Founders, Roman Shaffel, S.J.; Missouri Science and Technology Excellence, Excellence Out-of-State, University; Nebraska Wesleyan Board of Governors’ Scholar Award; United States Naval Academy appointment; UNL David Distinguished; UNO Air Force ROTC; Veterans of Foreign Wars Voice of Democracy Emmanuel Gordillo, Aksarben Avenue Scholars Foundation-Horatio Alger Cassandra Griffin, Bellevue Public Schools Foundation; King’s Presidential; UNO Regents Caitlyn Hall, Aksarben Avenue Scholars Foundation-Horatio Alger Ashlee Hand, Great Western Bank; Northwest Missouri State Freshman Merit, Green and White Advantage Robert Harbin, Nebraska Wesleyan Black and Gold Jessica Harms, American Legion Post 339 Martin Graves; Bellevue Public Schools Foundation; Twin Ridge Elementary School PTA; Centris Federal Credit Union Academic; Colorado School of Mines Merit; Iowa State Award for Competitive Excellence; KPE Consulting Engineers Engineering/Architectural; Missouri Science and Technology University, Trustees, Trustees out-of-state, Grice-Strunk Chemical Engineering; Nebraska Academy of Sciences Marian O. and Bertrand Schultz; Runza Student of the Week; UNL David Distinguished, Honors Program Textbook; Bellevue Rod and Gun Club; Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post 10727 Voice of Democracy; World-Herald Outstanding Student Joseph Hart, South Dakota State Jackrabbit Guarantee Katie Haynes, Bellevue PTA/PTSA Council Rex and Lois Cadwallader Memorial; Buena Vista Heritage Award; Northwest Missouri State Bearcat Advantage, Distinguished Scholar; UNO Dean’s Colin Hensel, Creighton Legacy; Nebraska Wesleyan Black and Gold, Writers Riley Herringer, Doane Board of Trustees; Nebraska Wesleyan Presidents Jack Dillon Hike, Bellevue Junior Sports Association; Bellevue Public Schools Sgt. Lonnie Calvin Allen Jr. Memorial; UNL Regents; UNO Regents Miranda Hindman, Aksarben Avenue Scholars Foundation-Horatio Alger Dayton Jenison, UNL David Distinguished; UNO Chancellor’s Christina Jerauld, St. Mary Academic Achievement, volleyball Kayleigh Jewell, Creighton Founders; UNL Canfield, Nebraska Emerging Leader Samantha Johnston, UNO Dean’s Kasey Jones, South Dakota Coyote Commitment Promise Mallory Krishna, UNK Deans; Northwest Missouri State Bearcat Advantage, Tower Christopher Kusek, Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation Alexandria Larsen, Bellevue-Offutt Kiwanis Club George Thompson; UNL Canfield; UNO Dean’s Shelby Matteo, Midland Brannon McIntosh, Bellevue Soccer Club Jake McQuillen, Bares Family Foundation; UNL Nebraska Emerging Leader; Wake Robin Elementary School PTA Alumni Tristan Mills, Wayne State football Paige Moffat, Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation; Central Community ACT/COMPASS Advantage, Tuition Sandy Montoya, Creighton Founders; Iowa State Academic Achievement, G. Robert Muchemore Foundation; Northwest Missouri State Bearcat Advantage, Tower; UNL Nebraska Emerging Leader, Health Sciences; Nebraska Wesleyan Black and Gold Zachary Nielsen, Bellevue Public Schools T.J. Kinnick Memorial; Colorado State Deans; UNL Canfield; UNO Dean’s Antonio Novotne, Mount Marty soccer, Academic Award Austin Osborn, Aksarben Avenue Scholars Foundation-Horatio Alger Yessica Paniagua, Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation; Bellevue Public Schools Foundation; Aksarben Avenue Scholars Foundation-Horatio Alger Amelia Pennell, Fairview Elementary School Alumni; Grace Merit, GPA Award Bradley Pesarchick, Hastings Theatre; Midland Scholar Performer Logan Pettit, UNL David Distinguished, Engineering; UNO Regents, Engineering Brianna Piper, Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation Jordyn Piper, Northwest Missouri State Green and White Advantage, Freshman Merit Hayley Porter, Central Michigan Academic Excellence Bryan Prewitt, Iowa State Award for Competitive Excellence; UNL David Distinguished

academics, character, leadership and school citizenship. Those outstanding seniors are receiving checks for $500. Schools also were invited to select a World-Herald Key Staffer honoree, saluting journalistic achievement by a senior on any high school publication.

Bethany Quinn, Creighton Founders; UNL Canfield; UNO Dean’s; Wichita State Freshman Merit Andrew Ramsell, Eastern Kentucky Founders; Missouri Western State President’s; UNO Chancellor’s Luke Reestman, Nebraska Wesleyan Black and Gold Jordan Roberts, Marymount Manhattan Dean’s; Pace President’s; Regis Academic Kaylyn Sahs, Bellevue East High School Vocal Booster Club Jessica Schlupp, Alpha Delta Kappa for Education Majors Brenna Schmader, Bellevue Senior Community Center Ada Max Brookover; Regis Board of Trustees; Arizona Excellence; UNL Honors Program Textbook; Northern Colorado Provost; Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post 10727 Sydney Slie, Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation; UNL Canfield, Nebraska Emerging Leader; UNO Chancellor’s Brandon Smith, Offutt Officers’ Spouses’ Club Charitable Association; Kansas Achievement, Midwest Student Exchange Program Jasmine Smith, Colorado State Academic Recognition Erin Sweet, Aksarben Avenue Scholars Foundation-Horatio Alger William Targy, UNO Dean’s Jordan Ullom, King’s Presidential; UNO Dean’s Isaiah Vazquez, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical Chancellor’s; Florida Institute of Technology Panther Fund Merit Hannah Velehradsky, Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation Casey Wagner, UNO Regents Mackenzi Walker, Aksarben Avenue Scholars Foundation-Horatio Alger Mirjana Walther, Bellevue Knights of Columbus; Benedictine College Award; Creighton Founders, Army ROTC and room waiver; Bellevue Public Schools Richard L. Herringer Memorial Jacob Weaver, Augustana baseball; Doane Van Hoy; Millikin Merit; Monmouth Academic Achievement Michael Wetterlund, First Foundation for Ichtyosis Daniel Whitfield, South Dakota School of Mines and Technology Nelson Brother, Inc MINE; Bellevue Soccer Club Lauren Williams, Bradley Dean’s, out of state; Morningside Ambassador Seriana Williams, Northern Arizona President’s Excellence; UNK Chancellor’s; Northwest Missouri State Tower, Bearcat Advantage Della Wilson, Creighton Founders; Nebraska Wesleyan Presidents; Northwest Missouri State Tower, Bearcat Advantage; UNL Canfield; UNO Dean’s Brandon Wold, King’s Presidential; Northwest Missouri State Bearcat Advantage, Distinguished Scholar Amara Woods, Aksarben Avenue Scholars Foundation-Horatio Alger Sarah Zawistowski, Bellevue Public Schools Bill McGuigan; Hastings Ambassador

Bellevue West Chloe Akin-Otiko Outstanding Student Class rank: 1st out of 366 College plans: Kansas; biology Parent: James

Akin-Otiko About: Chloe is a well-rounded student who is very talented in academics and athletics. She is known for her positive attitude and school spirit, always cheering on other students in and out of the classroom. Chloe has been a wonderful role model for our student body.

Emily Brandon Key Staffer Journalistic role: Editor-in-chief of the yearbook, the newspaper and the literary magazine. College plans: UNO; mass communication and political science Parent: Kelly Brandon About: For three years, Emily has dedicated her time to reporting, writing and designing Bellevue West publications. She has been invaluable to the department, not only for the quality of her writing and design, but also as a leader.

Finally, we requested that the schools share a list of the scholarships that had been offered to members of their senior class as of April 29. You will find the 2016 honorees, along with the scholarship winners, on the final 14 pages of this special section.

Scholarships offered at Bellevue West: Chloe Akin-Otiko, B’nae B’rith; Kansas track Erin Alexander, KPE 2016 Engineering; Minnesota National Excellence; UNL Regents, Honors Textbook, David West Hawksworth Alexis Araujo, Creighton Founders Tyler Araujo, Bellevue-Offutt Kiwanis Gus Erickson; Creighton Academic, Roman Shaffel S.J.; Chicago Odyssey; UNL Regents, Honors Sterling Arnold, Leonard Lawrence Elementary PTA Peter Bartmess, UNL Canfield Alyssa Beyersdorf, Leonard Lawrence Elementary PTA Nicholas Boryca, Bellevue Public Schools Foundation Emily Brandon, Buffett; Nebraska Wesleyan Presidents, Achievement, Access Ryker Bridge, UNO Regents Veronica Bryant, UNL Nebraska Emerging Leaders, Nebraska Achievement Asia Buddhacharya, Nebraska Wesleyan Black & Gold, Achievement, Vaughan Emily Byrne, Buffett Foundation College Opportunity; VFW Post 10727 Alycia Cain, Metro Community College Board of Governors Julia Caplinger, Creighton Founders, Fr. Joseph Labaj Salvador Caro, Aksarben/Horatio Alger Career Katherine Clark, UNO Dean’s Aalycea Coleman, UNL Nebraska Emerging Leaders, Health Sciences Diana Danowski, Bellevue Rod & Gun Club; Wayne State College-Omaha World-Herald Brianna Davis, UNL Canfield Cara Dolezal, Buffett Dayton Dolincheck, Nebraska Wesleyan Black & Gold, Achievement; UNL Nebraska Achievement Adonis Dotson, Frederick C. Branch NROTC Hannah Dubas, Bellevue Knights of Columbus; Belmont Abbey College volleyball Trystyn Ducker, South Dakota football, Coyote Commitment Achievement Christian Dumont, Seward County Community College baseball Caleb Eby, Bellevue Junior Sports Association; Creighton Founders; UNL Canfield, Leadership Ashley Ericksen, Buffett; Delta Kappa Gamma Anthony Ermitano, UNO Dean’s Noel Evangelista, UNO Chancellor’s Josiah Ewing, Midland football Emily Faisetty, Buffett Foundation College Opportunity; UNL Canfield, W & F Key; UNO Dean’s Kylie Fenger, Bellevue Rotary Club Cameron Frison, UNL Nebraska Achievement Grace Glotfelty, Concordia Regents; Nebraska Wesleyan Board of Governors; UNL Regents, David Distinguished; UNO Regents Thomas Gorzkiewicz, Fairview Elementary PTA; Twin Ridge Elementary PTA Lydia Granahan, Bellevue Education Association Dependents; Iowa State Legacy, Generations Bertrand Greer, Aksarben/Horatio Alger Career Joshua Guerrero, Aksarben/Horatio Alger State; Bellevue/Kiwanis; Kansas State Denison; Metro Community College Board of Governors; UNL Nebraska Emerging Leaders Angelica Guevara, Creighton Andrew Haggerty, Creighton Founders; UNL Canfield; Wichita State Freshman Merit, Founders; Xavier Trustee Kevin Hanson, UNO Chancellor’s Terriona Harris, Buffett Anna Hatterle, Northwest Missouri State Tower, Bearcat Advantage Regan Hefner, Nebraska Wesleyan Presidents, Achievement; Plattsmouth VFW; Plattsmouth Lions Club; Runza Student Athlete of the Week; Wyoming Rocky Mountain Scholars; UNL Canfield; UNO Deans Cameron Hessler, UNL Regents, Honors, AIM Scholars; UNO Regents Hannah Hidalgo, Bellevue’s A.C. Lofton Art Show; Drexel A.J. Drexel, Westphal; Nebraska Wesleyan Best of Show; Omaha Fashion Week Moriah Hood, UNL Nebraska Emerging Leaders Duncan Howard, Universal Technical Institute Skills Mallory Huck, Nebraska Wesleyan Presidents AJ Jackson, UNK basketball Jayden Jensen, Suburban Rotary Club Jason Jerrell, Marquette Academic; Rockhurst Academic Cade Johnson, South Dakota State football Quionte Johnson, Aksarben/Horatio Alger Career Casey Jones, Alpha Delta Kappa; Bellevue Kiwanis Club; Betz Elementary School PTA; Buffett; Rex & Lois Cadwallader; UNO Regents Madelyn Kazmierski, UNO Chancellor’s Rosemary Keenan, UNO Chancellor’s, Honors Donavin Keller, Bellevue Junior Sports Association; Michael J Zielinski Memorial; Midland football Samantha Klein, Buffett Michael Kochera, UNL Regents, Honors Ethon Koehler, Bellevue Junior Sports Association; UNL Regents; UNO Regents Nicole Koenigsman, American Red Cross; Iowa Old Gold, Iowa Engineering Scholars;

UNL College of Engineering, David Distinguished Jadyn Kowalski, B’nae B’rith Adam Jacobs Memorial; Bellevue Public Schools Foundation; Northwest Missouri State Freshman Merit, Green & White Advantage; Northwest Missouri State football Lindsey Krebs, UNO Regents Melissa Larsen, Coffeyville Community College soccer; Northwest Missouri State Freshman Merit, Green & White Advantage Vincent Larson, UNL Nebraska Achievement, Music, Canfield Kaylee LeClere, Bellevue West Band Booster Association; UNL Regents, Honors Julius Lehosky, Buffett Foundation College Opportunity Joseph Lydiatt, Bellevue Public Schools Foundation; Nebraska Wesleyan Presidents; UNL Chancellor’s Leadership, Honors, Canfield; Wake Robin Elementary PTA Brenden Madsen, Seward County Community College baseball Anthony McIntosh, UNL Regents, Honors; VFW Voice of Democracy Malena McKing, Aksarben/Horatio Alger Career Celine McNabb, Air Force ROTC; Briar Cliff Academic Achievement, Presidential; Creighton Founders, Roman Shaffel S.J.; Nebraska Wesleyan Board of Governors; UNL David Distinguished; UNO Regents Amber Menard, UNK Chancellor’s; UNO Chancellor’s Jacob Mikkelson, Concordia Lutheran Heritage, President’s, Music; Pilgrim Lutheran Church Christos Rex Jade Miralles, Nebraska Thespian; Theatre Arts Guild LeAnte Mitchell, Aksarben/Horatio Alger Career Ian Mooney, Iowa Western Music Jose Mora, Aksarben/Horatio Alger Career Courtney Morehead, Drake Presidential, volleyball; Hurt Foundation Abigail Muraski, UNL David Distinguished Brooklyn Mussman, Colorado School of Mines Merit; Colorado State Provost’s; Kansas Excellence, Dean’s, Mechanical Engineering; Minnesota Presidential; UNL David Distinguished, College of Engineering, Pepsi Service; Wichita State Presidential Andrew Nelson, UNO Regents; UNL Regents Katrina Nesbitt, Creighton Founders; Eastern Star; Iowa State Academic; UNL Nebraska Emerging Leaders, Nebraska Achievement Abigail Newcomer, UNL David Distinguished Ricardo Nieves-Ocasio, Nebraska Wesleyan Archway; UNL Nebraska Emerging Leaders Callie Pancoe, American Red Cross; Creighton Founders; Drake Presidential, Trustee; UNL Regents, Honors Textbook Josephine Piper, Buffett; Sgt. Lonnie Calvin Allen Memorial Marissa Pope, Loyola-Chicago Dean’s Caroline Radosta, Gunny Fry Rachel Rangel, Creighton Founders; UNL Canfield; UNO Chancellor’s Julian Riojas, Centenary College of Louisiana Trustee; Creighton Founders, Fr. Joseph Labaj Justin Sapanlay, American Red Cross; Lozier Foundation Sons & Daughters Salvatore Savino, Sioux Falls Earl & Betty Bonacker Endowed, Provost’s, track Brittany Schweiger, Bellevue Kiwanis Club; Northwest Missouri State Distinguished, Bearcat Advantage; UNL David Distinguished; UNO Regents Mitchell Seigel, Creighton Founders Brandi Shapland, Eco Visionary; Northland Alumni, Academic Rebekkah Sherrard, VFW Voice of Democracy Spencer Sidzyik, Northwest Missouri State football, Freshman Merit, Green & White Advantage Natalie Sjostedt, Bellevue Education Association; Northwest Missouri State Tower, Bearcat Advantage; Offutt Officers Spouses Club; UNL Honors Ryan Smales, Nebraska Wesleyan Achievement Tejiri Smith, Bellevue Public Schools Foundation; UNO Regents Jocelyn Sosa, Aksarben/Horatio Alger Career Taelore Stearns, Metro Community College Board of Governors Callie Stenger, Northwest Missouri State Freshman Merit, Green & White Advantage Olivia Sutherland, American Red Cross Joana Terrazas, Buffett Brandon Todalen, Aksarben/Horatio Alger Career Deliris Torres, Oklahoma State Out-of-State Achievement Nye Tot, Aksarben/Horatio Alger Career Lauren Trinrud, American Legion Martin Graves; Colorado State Provost’s; Offutt Officers Spouses Club Tran Truong, Buffett Logan Van Antwerp, UNO Deans Zachary Vincent, UNO Entrepreneurship Community Ariel Ward, UNL Nebraska Achievement, Nebraska Emerging Leaders Alexander Wheeler, Creighton Magis, Roman Shaffel SJ; UNL Honors Program, Regents; UNO Regents Jade Wichmann, Metro Community College Board of Governors; Sgt. Lonnie Calvin Allen Memorial

Lauren Wiegand, Leonard Lawrence Elementary PTA Austin Wood, Creighton Founders; UNO Dean’s Azlyn Woodward, Aksarben/Horatio Alger Career Christian Young, Offutt Officers Spouses Club; UNL Nebraska Emerging Leaders, Nebraska Achievement, Honors; UNO Deans

Bennington Benjamin Giebelhausen Outstanding Student Class rank: 4th out of 88 College plans: University of Georgia; psychology/neuro-science Parents: Tom and Cindy Giebelhausen About: Ben has earned all As throughout his high school career. He scored a 36 on the ACT and was recognized as a National Merit finalist. He is a member of National Honor Society. Ben is well respected by the staff and his peers in the building.

Scholarships offered at Bennington: Arsal Akhtar, Creighton Academic Jordan Aksamit, Bennington Education Association; Kylie Jo Remmereid Memorial; Northwest Missouri State Freshman Merit, Green and White Advantage Payton Blume, Bennington Booster Club; Bennington Public Schools Foundation Merit Gold; Kansas State Purple & White; UNL James Canfield, Pepsi Scholar Benjamin Bohn, Northwest Missouri State Tower, Bearcat Advantage Luke Bohn, Northwest Missouri State Tower, Bearcat Advantage Michaela Bohn, Bennington American Legion Post #266; Northwest Missouri State Freshman Merit, Green and White Advantage Autumn Breazile, Bennington Public Schools Foundation Merit Silver; Wayne State RHOP Health Sciences Ashley Coenen, Bennington Jaycees Nathan Conley, Bennington American Legion Auxiliary Unit #266; Rev. Dr. Norman E. Schroeder Allison Conner, Bennington Education Association; Bennington Public Schools Foundation Gold; Northwest Missouri State Distinguished Scholar, Bearcat Advantage; UNK; Regents UNL David Distinguished Dezirae Delancey, Bennington American Legion Post #266; Bennington Elementary PTO; Bennington Jaycees; College of St. Mary Academic Achievement; Rev. Dr. Norman E. Schroeder Taylor Dreesen, Bennington American Legion Post #266; Bennington Public Schools Foundation Career; Douglas County Farm Bureau; Fraternal Order of Eagles #3943 Andrew Eihausen, UNL James Canfield, Pepsi Scholar; UNO Regents Benjamin Giebelhausen, Bennington Music Boosters; Bennington Public Schools Foundation Bronze; National Merit; Alabama Presidential, Merit; Georgia Bernard Ramsey; World-Herald Outstanding Student Allison Hamre, College of St. Mary Academic Achievement Lane Harding, Bennington Music Boosters; Northwest Missouri State Tower, Bearcat Advantage; UNK Academic, Cooperating Schools Kendra Heddens, Bennington Basketball Association; Bennington Booster Club; Bennington Public Schools Foundation Silver; College of St. Mary Academic Achievement; UNO Regents John Hiscock, Bennington Basketball Association; Bennington Booster Club; Bennington Public Schools Foundation Bronze; Concordia Academic; Northern State President’s; UNO Regents Alec Knutson-Smith, St. John’s Lutheran Church Endowment Trevor Logeman, Bennington Public Schools Foundation Merit Bronze; Bennington Youth Football Club; Concordia Academic; Midland Scholar-Athlete Brynlee Loptin, Bennington Public Schools Foundation Bronze; Gene Baldwin Memorial; Morningside Academic, Athletic; St. John’s Lutheran Church Endowment Andrew McCord, Northwest Missouri State Tower, Bearcat Advantage; UNO Academic Ashlee McCormick, Northwest Missouri State Distinguished Scholar, Bearcat Advantage; UNL James Canfield Savannah Meads, Bennington Jaycees; Bennington Public Schools Foundation Career; Jeff Glover Memorial; Metropolitan Community College Board of Governors Haley Melvin, Bennington American Legion Auxiliary Unit #266; Bennington Elementary PTO

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Continued from Page 15 Jacob Menard, Midland Athletic Abigail Misfeldt, Northwest Missouri State Freshman Merit, Green and White Advantage; Rev. Dr. Norman E. Schroeder; St. John’s Lutheran Church Endowment Chance Morris, Advancing Technology Academic Kyle Muller, Florida Atlantic Presidential; Kansas State Engineering Initiative, Honors Samuel Nelson, Northwest Missouri State Tower, Bearcat Advantage Jacqueline Opheim, Bennington Public Schools Foundation Bronze; Midland Presidential; Minthorn Opportunity; Morningside Regents Hannah Post, Bennington Public Schools Foundation All-Star Kids Employee Masen Prososki, Southeast Community-Beatrice Athletic Liam Pruess, Bennington American Legion Post #266 Charles Robinson, Iowa Western Music Jack Salmon, U.S. Army ROTC; UNO Academic Cassidy Sandstedt, Northwest Missouri State Tower, Bearcat Advantage Madison Schlachter, Bennington High School Red Cross; Bennington Public Schools Foundation Bronze; Nebraska Wesleyan Board of Governors; Runza Student of the Week; UNK Regents; UNL Regents, Honors Jackson Schumacher, Bennington Booster Club; Bennington Public Schools Foundation Merit Bronze; Kylie Jo Remmereid Memorial; Northwest Missouri State Distinguished Scholar, Bearcat Advantage Courtney Schumm, Bennington Booster Club; Bennington Music Boosters; Nebraska State College System Full Tuition Board of Trustees; UNL James Canfield; UNO Deans Lauren Shultz, UNO Regents Chloe Smith, MidAmerican Nazarene Academic; Pine Creek Elementary PTO; Western Douglas County Chamber of Commerce Parker Tedrow, UNO Deans Joshua Velasquez, Bennington Public Schools Foundation Bronze; Bennington Wrestling Club; Hastings Athletic, Crimson; Morningside Presidential Miranda Weiss, Northwest Missouri State Freshman Merit, Green and White Advantage Zach Westfall, Northwest Missouri State Green and White Advantage Alexis Wildrick, Bennington Public Schools Foundation All-Star Kids Employee Jonathan Wood, UNO Chancellor’s Bo Wullenwaber, Bennington Elementary PTO; Bennington Public Schools Foundation Bronze; Bennington Booster Club; Iowa State Engineering; UNL Regents; UNO Regents Cody Wullenwaber, Bennington Booster Club; Bennington Elementary PTO; Bennington Public Schools Foundation Bronze; UNL Regents; UNO Regents

Benson Jacob Phillips Outstanding Student Class rank: 1st out of 300 College plans: UNO; philosophy Parents: Jack and

Jane Phillips About: Jacob truly has a desire to further himself intellectually. He pushes himself to learn new things and can explain complex thoughts with others. He shows great leadership as treasurer of National Honor Society and is very involved in Benson’s vocal music program and has earned honors for his performances.

Jeremy Davis Key Staffer Journalistic role: Editor-in chief of the newspaper for the past three years and member of the yearbook staff (layout editor this year). College plans: UNO; acting/directing Parents: Monica Davis and Jerald Davis About: Jeremy’s contribution to the program has been outstanding. There have been several changes in advisers and publication styles. He has been a driving force in the revitalization of the program. Scholarships offered at Benson: Zakaria Abdi, Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation Yahya Addi, Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation Elizabeth Alexander, Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation Amber Anderson, Central Community-Columbus National Junior College Athletics Association; College of St. Mary Academic Opportunity Grant, Flames Athletic; Doane Community Award; Keystone Task Force Keystone Citizen Patrol; OEA Foundation-Wendy Cooper Memorial; Omaha Schools Foundation-Ally Milder Memorial; Runza Student of the Week Nesha Bhujel, Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation College Opportunity Budhi Biswa, Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation Gayatri Biswa, Grace; Omaha Schools Foundation Harry A. Burke Fund; Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation Kalpana Biswa, Grace; Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation College Opportunity Purni Biswakarma, OEA Foundation Charles Matthews Memorial; OPS ESL Migrant and

Refugee Education Generation N; Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation Miranda Brewer, Metropolitan Community College First Time Freshman Incentive Joe Broom, Urban League of Nebraska Joseph Burt, Johnny Baxter House Foundation Sabrina Carmichael, Benson High School Benson Instrumental Music Boosters; Creighton Roman Shaffel S.J., Merit; Omaha Schools Foundation-Ricki Getzschman Memorial, Andy Krueger Heart of the Band Award, Donald F. and Mildred Topp Othmer, Benson JROTC; Worcester Polytechnic Institute University, Academic, Loan Fund Halle Clark, Northwest Missouri State Freshman Merit Award Green and White Advantage Danessia Clark, Aksarben Foundation/Horatio Alger Career Amber Collins, Aksarben Foundation/Horatio Alger Career Justice Collins, Aksarben Foundation/Horatio Alger Career Megan Confere, Benson High Alumni Association-The Graeve Family; Omaha Schools Foundation-Carl W. and Antoynette Nielsen Educational Fund Tiana Conyers, Metropolitan Community College First Time Freshman Incentive; OEA Foundation-Mr. and Mrs. Henry Colson Memorial; Omaha Schools Foundation-Benson High Leadership Tierra Conyers, UNL Nebraska Emerging Leader T’Mwee Daniel, Benson High Alumni Association-William F. Nimtz; Omaha Schools Foundatio-Benson High School Endowment Jeremy Davis, OEA Foundation-Mr. and Mrs. Henry Colson Memorial, Gunnar Horn Journalism; Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation Evelin Diaz, OEA Foundation-Mr. and Mrs. Henry Colson Memorial Valerie Emerick, Peru State Peru State Cooperating Schools Jason Evenson, Aksarben Foundation/ Horatio Alger Career; Benson High School Booster Club; Metropolitan Community College First Time Freshman Incentive Shirley Fabian, Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation College Opportunity; UNO Chancellor’s; UNL James Canfield Lauren Flori, Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation College Opportunity Haley Frost, Adams Elementary PTA-Harry G. Stroh Memorial; Benson High School Booster Club Cristhian Garcia-Quirino, Aksarben Foundation/Horatio Alger Career Ty Green, Aksarben Foundation/Horatio Alger Career Brittany Grimaldo, UNL Nebraska Emerging Leader Myit Hai, Aksarben Foundation/Horatio Alger Career; OEA Foundation-Mr. and Mrs. Henry Colson Memorial; Omaha Schools Foundation Future Educator Camron Hairston, Omaha Schools Foundation Super 13, Troy Travis Memorial; Urban League of Nebraska Ana Hernandez-Reyna, Aksarben Foundation/Horatio Alger Career Monica Houston, Concerned and Caring Educators; OEA Foundation-Mary McNamara Memorial Ne Tha Blay Htoo, Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation Nurto Hussein, Aksarben Foundation/Horatio Alger Career Charles Jackson II, Aksarben Foundation/ Horatio Alger Career Mary Khanghti, Aksarben Foundation/Horatio Alger Career Mary Seng Khangthi, Omaha Schools Foundation-Randall Owens Memorial Mary Khangti, Benson High Alumni Association-The Graeve Family Savannah Liebsack, Benson High School Instrumental Music Boosters; Masters Elementary PTO; Omaha Schools Foundation-Benson High Leadership; Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation College Opportunity Sophia Magisana, Benson High School-Dr. Roland Hoff; Omaha Schools Foundation OPS Magnet; UNL Nebraska Emerging Leader Allison Martins, Aksarben Foundation/Horatio Alger Career Alexis Meyer, Omaha Schools Foundation-Ione C. Paxton Prezident Mickens, Aksarben Foundation/ Horatio Alger Career Tyler Miller, Omaha Schools Foundation-Donald F. and Mildred Topp Othmer; UNL Nebraska Emerging Leader Alexis Myer, Missouri Western State President’s Academic, Arnholt Fund Katelyn Oathout, Benson High Alumni Association; Benson High School-Dr. Roland Hoff Lay Lay Paw, Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation Jacob Phillips, Keystone Task Force Keystone Citizen Patrol; OEA Foundation-Mary McNamara Memorial, Roberta Kiewit Mathematics; World-Herald Outstanding Student; UNL Regents, Honors; UNO Honors, Distinguished, Regents Tha Yu Pow, Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation Brionna Price, Aksarben Foundation/Horatio Alger Career Alan Ramirez, Aksarben Foundation/Horatio Alger Career Kylie Readd, Omaha Schools Foundation-Karl and Midori Johnson Science; Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation College Opportunity; UNL Nebraska Emerging Leader, James Canfield Alonna Rigby, Urban League of Nebraska Roshna Shambare, OEA Foundation-Allen Seline Memorial Eh Klu Soe, Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation Elijah Sturek, Benson High Alumni Association-John C. McElhaney Memorial Music Ranjita Subba, Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation College Opportunity Nee Too, Aksarben Foundation/Horatio Alger Career; Metropolitan Community College Board of Governors Yi Yi Tway, Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation Nautika Valentine, Urban League of Nebraska Blue Gay Wah, Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation Justin Wiezorek, OEA Foundation-Scotty Orcutt Memorial Baseball Nyo Zan, Benson High Alumni Association-Charles “Chuck” Davey Memorial

Blair Drew Damme Outstanding Student Class rank: 1st out of 172 College plans: UNL; mathematics Parents: Tony and Wendy Damme About: Drew has taken every rigorous academic course we offer, while immersing herself in multiple extracurricular activities. She quietly and humbly helps with many programs at school, dances on the dance team and stays after every home athletic event to lead a recycling effort. She is mature, caring, responsible and very ambitious.

Brooke Kobs Key Staffer Journalistic role: Editor-in-chief of the yearbook; worked on yearbook and newspaper all

four years College plans: UNL; English Parents: John and Ann Kobs About: Brooke has been an integral part of both publications. She has won numerous awards for both yearbook and newspaper stories, layouts and graphics.

Scholarships offered at Blair: Callie Alberico, Blair Rotary Club Student of the Month; Morningside President’s, volleyball Whitney Aman, Blair Rotary Club Student of the Month; Creighton Founders Derek Andersen, Blair Basketball Club; UNL Regents; UNO Regents Alyssa Bilslend, Morningside Ambassador, softball Joshua Bolton, Metropolitan Community College Freshman Incentive Zane Boswell, South Dakota Coyote Commitment Distinction Jordan Brown, UNL Nebraska Achievement; South Dakota Coyote Commitment Distinction Ashton Clapper, South Dakota Coyote Commitment Distinction Abigail Cook, UNL Honors Textbook, Regents Gracie Coon, P.E.O. Sisterhood; Kansas State Honors Zachary Dahlgren, Concordia Dean’s, baseball, Lutheran Heritage; First Lutheran Church Drew Damme, Blair Rotary Club Student of the Month; Gene Root World War II Silver Star Purple Heart Memorial; Nebraska Wesleyan Founder’s, Commendation; World-Herald Outstanding Student; UNL Honors Textbook, Regents Michael Demers, Peru State Board of Trustees Haley Devney, Gene Root World War II Silver Star Purple Heart Memorial; Metropolitan Community Board of Governor’s Graduating Senior; Midland Anderson Leader; UNO Dean’s Kelsie Dibben, Northwest Missouri State Bearcat Advantage, Distinguished; Two Rivers Bank; UNL Canfield Carson Fielding, Washington County Recycling Association Bailee Fought, UNO Dean’s Pitmon Foxall IV, Arizona State Provost; Colorado-Colorado Springs track; Kansas Midwest Student Exchange; Miami Canes Achievement Rhett Fraser, Peleska Family wrestling Jade Goeken, Washington County Recycling Association Mason Goodman, Blair Area Chamber of Commerce; Missouri Science and Technology Excellence, University; Peter Kiewit Institute Walter Scott Jr.; Two Rivers Bank; UNL Regents; UNO Regents Kiley Gosker, Blair Basketball Club; Memorial Community Hospital Auxiliary; Northwest Missouri State Bearcat Advantage, Tower Reagan Grossoehme, Coastal Carolina Provost Emma Grote, Blair Rotary Club Student of the Month Rustin Haase, Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation; Teammates Mentoring Program-Patty Armstrong Krystanna Haney, Hastings Ringland, bowling Brayden Hilgenfeld, Masons of Pawnee Lodge #23 Collin Hoffman, Blair Area Chamber of Commerce; Two Rivers Bank; UNL Honors Textbook, Regents; UNO Regents Ian Hundahl, Peter Kiewit Institute Walter Scott Jr.; UNL David Distinguished, Legends; UNO Regents Brandon Jahnel, Dakota Wesleyan Presidential, soccer Damon Jorgensen, Blair Basketball Club Allen Junker, UNL David West Hawksworth Engineering, Honors Textbook, Regents; UNO Regents Taylor Karls, Nebraska Methodist College United Methodist Church, Wishmeier Dean’s Nursing; Optimist Club; Runza Student of the Week; UNO Dean’s; Washington County Recycling Association Sydney Kelberlau, Washington County Nurses Association Nolan Kirwan, Blair Basketball Club Madison Kment, Northwest Missouri State Bearcat Advantage, Tower; Wayne State Mary Frances Surber Gross Brooke Kobs, First Lutheran Church; Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation Seth Kobs, Nebraska Wesleyan Board of Governors, Recognition, Music, Theatre; UNL David Distinguished

Sarah Koch, UNL Canfield, Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts, Music Madeline Kraft, Blair Rotary Club Student of the Month; Northwest Missouri State Bearcat Advantage, Distinguished; Wayne State Education Matters Jessica Kroeger, First Lutheran Church; UNK Kearney Health Opportunities Alternate, Loper Excellence Kelly Krueger, TeamMates Mentoring Program-Iowa Western Community College Reid Livermore, Metropolitan Community College Freshman Incentive Olivia Maras, American Broadband; Blair Area Chamber of Commerce American Broadband; Creighton Founders, Roman Shaffel S.J.; UNL David Distinguished; UNO Chancellors; Washington County Recycling Association Jacob Martens, Peter Kiewit Institute Walter Scott Jr.; UNO Regents Peyton Mattea, Creighton Founders, Roman Shaffel S.J.; UNL David Distinguished; South Dakota Coyote Commitment Distinction, Ullyot Science, Technology & Math; Wayne State George & Amy Burcum Memorial Callie McCandless, Two Rivers Bank; UNO Dean’s Collin McClain, Blair Rotary Club Student of the Month; Nebraska Wesleyan Black & Gold; South Dakota Coyote Commitment Distinction Morgan Merriman, American Red Cross Young Minds Change Lives; Blair Cosmopolitan Club Health; Clarkson President’s Platinum Allyson Mohr, Blair Cosmopolitan Club Health; Great Plains Communications Family; Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation Jaedyn Morris, UNL Canfield; UNO chancellors Madeline Myers, Blair Cosmopolitan Club Health; College of St. Mary Academic Achievement; UNL Canfield Nicholas Nelsen, Northern Colorado Music, Provost Keegan Olson,, Two Rivers Bank; South Dakota Coyote Commitment Distinction Kaitlyn Oppliger, Blair Cosmopolitan Club Health; Blair Rotary Club Student of the Month; Northwest Missouri State Bearcat Advantage, Distinguished Scholar; UNK Honors Program, Regents, Room Waiver; UNO Regents Jackson Petersen, Coffeyville Community Presidential; Great Plains Communications Family Timothy Rakestraw, Kansas State Engineering, Honors; UNL Regents; UNO Regents Aliesha Reed, Delta Kappa Gamma Mu Chapter Education; First Lutheran Church; Wayne State Alex & Faye Spanos Amber Roehrs, UNL Canfield; UNO Dean’s Samuel Rosenau, UNK Music, Omaha WorldHearld/Kearney Hub Jason Saville, Washington County 4-H Junior Leader, Keith & Carol Hartvigsen Honorary Kyle Scheer, Blair Rotary Club Student of the Month; Colorado School of Mines Merit; Iowa State Award for Excellence; Kansas State Engineering Initiative, Honors; Kansas Excellence; UNK Chancellors; UNL David Distinguished, Engineering; UNO Chancellors Steffany Schook, UNL Canfield, Chancellors; UNO Dean’s Ahnna Schouten, Midland golf; UNO Dean’s Kiah Shaw, American Red Cross Young Minds Change Lives; Blair Rotary Club Student of the Month; College of St. Mary Academic Achievement; Memorial Community Hospital Auxiliary Dorena Walker; Optimist Club Sarah Sheehan, Blair Rotary Club Student of the Month; Minnesota State-Mankato InState Tuition, Maverick; Northwest Missouri State Bearcat Advantage, Distinguished Scholar; Optimist Club Charlie Sheets, FFA Alumni Association; First Lutheran Church; Hastings Legacy; Metropolitan Community College Board of Governors; Washington County 4-H Keith & Carol Hartvigsen Honorary; Washington County Cattlemen’s Association; Washington County Recycling Association Kailey Siemonsma, Northwest Missouri State softball, Bearcat Advantage, Tower Dillon Smith, UNO Regents Emily Smith, FFA Alumni Association; Washington County Cattlemen’s Association Kortney Smith, Memorial Community Hospital Auxiliary; UNK Loper Excellence Evelyn Sprick, Aksarben Foundation-Horatio Alger Abigail Stogdill, Midland track; Solomon Education Colton Stoner, Air Force ROTC; Buena Vista Fine Arts, Fisher, Honors Program, President’s; Colorado School of Mines Merit; Doane Presidential; First Lutheran Church; Hastings Music; South Dakota School of Mines & Technology Scholar; UNL Honors Textbook, Regents; UNO Regents; St. Thomas Academic; Washington County Recycling Association Christina Szawicki, Nebraska Wesleyan Art Kylie Taylor, Two Rivers Bank; UNL Canfield, Chancellors; UNO Dean’s; South Dakota Coyote Commitment Distinction McKenzie Taylor, UNL Honors Textbook, Regents Sarah Van Horn, Blair First United Methodist Church Youth Service; Cottey Fine Arts, Founders, PEO, Summer Program Dalton Van Stratten, Iowa State Music; South Dakota School of Mines & Technology Scholar; UNL Chancellors, David Distinguished, Honors Textbook; Oklahoma Distinguished Scholar Timothy Washington, UNL Nebraska Achievement Alexander Wing, UNL Canfield; UNO Chancellors Alexis Wulf, UNL Canfield; South Dakota Coyote Commitment Distinction

Boys Town Alex Wysocki Outstanding Student Class rank: None out of 68 College plans: UNL; engineering Parents: Bobbie Fugett; Joe and Tiffany West

About: Alex is very deserving of this award due to his academic achievements, character, leadership and school citizenship. Alex displays a positive attitude, good work ethic and leads by example. He is involved with extracurricular activities and he works outside the Boys Town campus.

Marilyn Blanchard Key Staffer Journalistic role: Yearbook staff member and school photographer College plans: Northeast Community College in Norfolk; nursing Parents: Rick and Mary Blanchard; Kyle and Jodi Skartvedt About: Marilyn was chosen for her dedication to the yearbook. She arrived early, worked hard on deadlines and always stepped up to help her peers. She is a leader and dedicated to the journalism course, yearbook and school. Scholarships offered at Boys Town: Bill Adusei-Poku, Grand View wrestling; Concordia Achievement, Lutheran Heritage, wrestling Sarah Coppock, Mount Marty Academic, volleyball Sara Gunn, Nebraska Wesleyan Black and Gold; College of St. Mary basketball, Academic Achievement; Midland Presidential Nick Masser, Peru State tuba Rion Quesenberry, Midland Grant Jennifer Ruiz, Metro Community College Board of Governors

Brownell-Talbot Julia Fiksinski Outstanding Student Class rank: class of 28, school does not rank College plans: MIT; computer science, economics Parents: Edmund and Magdalena Fiksinski About: Julia is tenacious, hardworking, inquisitive and selfmotivated. She completed chemistry at Northwestern after her freshmen year and then enrolled in AP Chemistry her sophomore year. Julia also excels in languages, can “out math” many, plays classical piano and is a member of the three-time VEX World Robotics Championship qualifying team.

Angela Fader Key Staffer Journalistic role: Co-editorin-chief, 201516; business manager, 201415 College plans: undecided Parent: Brenda Fader About: Angela did a great job bringing some unity to the yearbook staff. She, along with her co-editorin-chief Maddie Bock, made a point of including the staff on decisions regarding theme development and organization. Scholarships offered at Brownell-Talbot: Joshua Bartz, Macalester DeWitt Wallace Distinguished; Creighton Founders; Grinnell Founder’s; Case Western Reserve Tuition Exchange Helena Black, Smith STRIDE; Pittsburgh Academic; Fordham Dean’s; UNL Regents Madison Bock, Drake Presidential, Legacy; Colorado-Denver Distinguished Scholar Lance Culjat, UNL Canfield, Pepsi Scholar; Nebraska Academic Decathlon Brandon Deacon, Midland athletic Angela Fader, Alabama Foundation in Excellence, Human Environmental Sciences Academic Achievement; Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation; UNO Dean’s; Nebraska Wesleyan Board of Governors; St. Louis Deans’, University Julia Fiksinski, National Merit; Michigan Engineering of Honor; Purdue Presidential Scholar; Minnesota Gold Scholar Award, Gold National; Nebraska Academic Decathlon; World-Herald Outstanding Student Jarett Gustafson, Cornell Founders, Community Enrichment Award; Doane Community Award; Hastings Student Success; Rockhurst Opportunity Cheyenne Hanson, Midland Athletic; International Thespian Society; Theater Arts Guild Kim Jin, School of the Art Institute of Chicago Creative Honors Lindon Liu, UNL Regents Rachel Mazzotta, Syracuse Chancellor’s; Fordham Loyola; Creighton Founders Molly Myers, Creighton Magis Award; Drake Presidential, Trustee; UNL Regents, Honors Textbook Olivia Powers, Grace GPA Award, Music, Royals; Doane Presidential, Vocal Music, Theatre; Nebraska Wesleyan Board of Governors, Achievement, Recognition, Access; Chadron State Gold Presidential, Earl and

Tillie Schaeffer Memorial; UNL Canfield; UNO Regents; Peru State Academic, President’s Krishn Rapoor, Macalester DeWitt Wallace Distinguished; Case Western Reserve ; Creighton Founders; UNL Canfield, Nebraska Legends, Honors Textbook Reid Rise, UNO Dean’s Harrison Runnels, UNL David Distinguished, Honors Textbook; Rockhurst Breen Elise Siffring, Hillsdale Merit, Cunard Endowed, Bach Endowed Music; Kountze Memorial Lutheran Church Johnson Sun, Minnesota Maroon Global Excellence Abhinav Suresh, Washington-St. Louis Thomas H. Eliot; Texas-Dallas Academic Excellence Honors; Nebraska Academic Decathlon Aditya Telikicherla, National Merit; UNL Regents, Honors Textbook John Whittle, Montana State Achievement; Wyoming Rocky Mountain Scholars Award Jordan Willett, UNO Walter Scott Jr.; Kettering Trustee

Bryan Brianna Welna Outstanding Student Class rank: 1st out of 366 College plans: UNO; technical theater Parents: Ron and Monica Welna About: Brianna has maintained the top rank of her class throughout high school. She is completing an apprenticeship through the Omaha Community Playhouse and has been active in plays and musicals at the theater; she has served as stage manager of Bryan High School’s theater program. Brianna is a dedicated student and leader.

Julia Dirkse Key Staffer Journalistic role: Yearbook staff for two years, editorin-chief this year. College plans: UNL or Northwest Missouri State; medicine/healthcare Parents: Sonja and Jeffrey Dirkse About: Julia is a bright young woman who always has a smile on her face even in the midst of a major deadline. Her peers respect her as their leader and go to her for advice. She developed the 2016 theme and won awards from the Journalism Education Association of Nebraska in feature writing and yearbook layout. Scholarships offered at Bryan: John Abel, Red Cross Blood Drive Jose Aguilar Melgar, Metropolitan Community College Board of Governors; Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation; UNL Nebraska Emerging Leaders Janine Alfaro, Aksarben Foundation/Horatio Alger Career Rosendo Armas, Omaha Schools Foundation-Donald F. and Mildred Topp Othmer; UNL Nebraska Emerging Leaders Rodrigo Arrieta, Aksarben Foundation/Horatio Alger Career Terinesha Baker, Aksarben Foundation/ Horatio Alger Career; UNO Dean’s; Urban League of Nebraska Cierra Benak, Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation Nyayop Bichok, Bryan High Achievement Jeans Day; OEA Foundation-Walter & Susie Dodd Memorial; SpartanNash Omaha Anjana Biswa, Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation College Opportunity Corey Blum, OEA Foundation-Dr. Edwin Parrish Memorial Vocational Ed; OPS Career Center Omaha Schools Foundation-Edward Rosewater; Wayne State Cooperating School Jaida Brey, Omaha Schools Foundation-Carl and Antoynette Nielsen Educational Fund Camio Bush, Omaha Schools Foundation-Ione C. Paxton Jennifer Calderon-Solis, Aksarben Foundation/Horatio Alger Career Alexis Calderon-Velasco, Ritonya-Buescher-Poehling College Grant; UNL Nebraska Emerging Leaders John Canada, South Omaha Neighborhood Alliance Metro Britanny Canales Grande, Bryan High Achievement Jeans Day Eduardo Castillo, Aksarben Foundation/ Horatio Alger Career; Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation Luis Chavez, Aksarben Foundation/Horatio Alger Career; Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation College Opportunity Deztiny Chowning, Aksarben Foundation/ Horatio Alger Career Brooke Corey, Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation Alfredo Cruz Cano, Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation; True Potential Tika Dahal, Aksarben Foundation/Horatio Alger Career Anneliese DeHaai, Bryan High Achievement Jeans Day Isabelle DeLanie, Omaha Schools Foundation-Superintendent’s Future Educator Oscar Delgado, Aksarben Foundation/Horatio Alger Career Julia Dirkse, Ashland Park Robbin PTA; Concordia Regents, athletic; Doane Board of Trustees; Hastings Ambassador; Northwest Missouri State Bearcat Advantage, Tower; Omaha Schools Foundation Superintendent’s Super 13; Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation; UNL Nebraska Emerging Leaders

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Continued from Page 16 Ana Dominguez Viruel, Aksarben Foundation/Horatio Alger Career Alma Elizondo, Aksarben Foundation/Horatio Alger Career Aaron Espinoza, Aksarben Foundation/Horatio Alger Career Jessie Estrada, UNL Nebraska Emerging Leaders Christian Foster, Aksarben Foundation/ Horatio Alger Career Kimberly Garcia, South Omaha Neighborhood Alliance Metro Selena Garcia, Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation Luis Garcia-Ledesma, Aksarben Foundation/ Horatio Alger Career Daniel Gonzalez, Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation; Wells Fargo Yogesh Gurung, Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation Evelyn Hall, Wayne State Class of 1955 Marcelino Hernandez, Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation College Opportunity Katty Hernandez Bonilla, Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation Yicel Hernandez Mena, Kiwanis Club of Bellevue Offutt Shoe Hla, Salvation Army D.J.’s Hero Award Abril Jacinto, Highland PTO; Omaha Schools Foundation-Harry A. Burke; Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation Carlos Jeronimo Ramirez, Aksarben Foundation/Horatio Alger Career Patricia Jeronimo Ramirez, Aksarben Foundation/Horatio Alger Career; Bryan High Achievement Jeans Day Lisset Jimenez, Ashland Park-Robbin PTA; Rotary Club of Omaha Honor Roll; Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation College Opportunity Rosario LaMere, Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation Monica Landaverde, Aksarben Foundation/ Horatio Alger Career Long Le, Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation Jocelyn Leiva-Cuellar, Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation Maylesha Lewis, Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation Makayla Lieb, Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation College Opportunity; UNK Chancellors; UNL Nebraska Emerging Leaders; Wayne State Education Matters Aleksandras Lizdas, OPS Career Center-Southeast Community College Half Tuition Elijah Lopez, Aksarben Foundation/Horatio Alger Career Juan Lopez, Aksarben Foundation/Horatio Alger Career Topacio Lopez, Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation JO Magbanua, Aksarben Foundation/Horatio Alger Career Karla Martinez -Castillo, Aksarben Foundation/Horatio Alger Career Noah McAndrews, William Woods Lead, athletic Tyler Merwald, Aksarben Foundation/Horatio Alger Career Farhia Mohamed, Aksarben Foundation/ Horatio Alger Career Brian Muhia, Garrett Group Inc.; Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation Jul Nant, Metropolitan Community College First-Time Freshman Incentive; Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation Jailene Naveja-Gomez, Aksarben Foundation/Horatio Alger Career Tyler Nekola, Bellevue Rotary Club-Rod Schmidt Memorial Abigail Neri, Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation College Opportunity Mariah Norville, Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation Kyla O’Connor, Aksarben Foundation/Horatio Alger Career Chauncey Parker, Bryan High Achievement Jeans Day Alicia Ponce, Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation Lacey Queen, Aksarben Foundation/Horatio Alger Career Edgar Recinos-Sandoval, Aksarben Foundation/Horatio Alger Career Renne Rosales-Valdez, Aksarben Foundation/Horatio Alger Career Jasmin Ruiz Diaz, Bryan High Achievement Jeans Day Courtney Sidzyik, Aksarben Foundation/ Horatio Alger State Award; Garrett Group Inc. Alexander Stanek, Briar Cliff Academic, football; Bryan High Achievement Jeans Day; Dordt Honors; Midland Presidential; Nevada- Las Vegas Rebel Achievement, Top 10% Incentive Alysa Thomas, Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation College Opportunity; UNL Nebraska Emerging Leaders Cherish Thomas, Aksarben Foundation/ Horatio Alger Career Nyahon Thuok, Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation Bryan Vasquez Nieto, Aksarben Foundation/ Horatio Alger Career Adriana Vizcaya-Hernandez, Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation College Opportunity; UNL Nebraska Emerging Leaders Brianna Welna, Metropolitan Community College Board of Governors; World-Herald Outstanding Student; Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation; Theatre Arts Guild; UNO Chancellor’s Andretti White, UNL Nebraska Emerging Leaders Nikiya Whitelaw, Aksarben Foundation/ Horatio Alger Career Dequindrea Whiteman, Aksarben Foundation/Horatio Alger Career Jacob Wills, Metropolitan Community College First-Time Freshman Incentive; Ritonya-Buscher-Poehling Vocational Grant Katlin Wills, Omaha Schools Foundation-Donald F. and Mildred Topp Othmer Miranda Worley, Red Cross Blood Drive Isabella Zarazua, Red Cross Blood Drive; Wells Fargo

Burke Anne Ryschon Outstanding Student Class rank: 1st out of 502 College plans: Stanford or Creighton; actuarial science or computer science Parent: Kay Ryschon About: Anne has left an impression on almost all people she has encountered during her time at Burke. She is recognized by teachers as extremely conscientious and considerate of others. Anne has challenged herself with a rigorous schedule while at the same time balancing her many extracurricular activities and family obligations.

Sarah Taylor Key Staffer Journalistic role: Editor-in-chief for yearbook College plans: Northwest Missouri State; pre-physical therapy Parents: William and Myndi Taylor About: As the editor-in-chief, Sarah writes and edits copy, takes and edits photographs, consults on AP style, advises on layout and design elements. She makes quick decisions and has a keen, critical eye that holds her staff to high standards. She is the leader and driving force behind the yearbook.

Scholarships offered at Burke: Jackson Abramo, Burke High Booster Club Benjamin Adams, Creighton Founders, Grace Keenan; International Thespian Society; OPS Columbian Elementary PTO; Rotary Club of Omaha Honor Roll Luke Anderson, Burke High Faculty and Staff; UNL Regents, Honors Adam Bachorski, Aksarben Foundation/ Horatio Alger Abdulrahman Bakari, Aksarben Foundation/ Horatio Alger Salma Banda, Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation Baylee Bench, Burke High Booster Club Ryan Berry, Omaha Schools Foundation-Don R. Anderson; UNL David Distinguished; UNO Regents Kennedy Bolton, Aksarben Foundation/ Horatio Alger Nathan Boomsma, Suburban Rotary Charitable Foundation; UNL Canfield, Emerging Leaders, CASNR Aaron Borcyk, UNO Chancellors Cory Boucher, Aksarben Foundation/Horatio Alger Jourdan Bowles, Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation William Bozeman, Nebraska Academic Decathlon Sierra Brakhage, Aksarben Foundation/ Horatio Alger; OEA Foundation-Warren & Evelyn Hotz; UNO Chancellors Angelika Bull, AAA Life Insurance Company; Midland track & field, cross country Alec Busselman, Suburban Rotary Charitable Foundation Mika Caplan, Arizona Excellence; UNL Canfield, David Distinguished, Honors Haylee Cate, Colorado State Academic Tyrell Cerveny, Augsburg Freshman Regents, Early Auggies; Augustana Dean’s; Creighton Founders; Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation; Minnesota Olseth Family; UNK Regents Tre’Vion Chandler, Aksarben Foundation/ Horatio Alger; Metropolitan Community College Hyun Ah Chong, UNL Math Scholars John Cleary, UNL Canfield Yahaira Cortez, Burke High PTA Sydney Courcier, OEA Foundation-Thresa Clark Marquise Craig, Burke High Faculty and Staff Carah Marie Criner, Nebraska Wesleyan Black and Gold, Achievement, Honors; OEA Foundation; Rockhurst Knapp Olivia Curbeam, Concerned and Caring Educators Scholar; UNL Emerging Leaders Rebecca Daigle, UNK Chancellors Jack Davidson, Omaha Schools Foundation-Jill Garlock Karlo De la Cruz, Aksarben Foundation/ Horatio Alger Mollie Deaver, Omaha Elks Lodge No. 39 Enrique Del Rio Lopez, Midland athletic Jake K. Derby, Creighton Academic; A.J. Drexel; Rockhurst McCabe Ana Diaz-Orozco, Burke High Gustafson; College of St. Mary Academic; Nebraska Wesleyan Archway; Omaha Elks Lodge No. 39, Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation; UNL Legends, Emerging Leaders Ashton Doukas, Kansas City Art Institute Merit; Omaha Schools Foundation-Ohr Family Artistic Achievement; Parsons School of Design Merit; School of Visual Arts Enhanced Chairman’s Merit Preston Dumas, Aksarben Foundation/ Horatio Alger Katryna Evans, Nebraska Academic Decathlon Foundation Alyssa Fitch, Aksarben Foundation/Horatio Alger McKenzie Fogarty, UNL Emerging Leaders, Legends Kahlil Foster, Iowa State ACE, Design Distinction; South Dakota State Yellow and Blue, Jackrabbit Achievement; UNL David Distinguished Emily Fowler, Midland cheerleading; Nebraska Wesleyan Black and Gold, Achievement; William Jewell Faculty, cheerleading Elizabeth Friend, UNL Canfield, Honors Alexander Frisbie, Truman State Non-Resident Tuition, TruMerit, President’s Honorary; South Dakota Coyote Commitment Distinction Eric Fryar, Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation Elida Galvez, UNL Emerging Leader, Legends Ricardo Garcia-Abrego, Ohio Technical; UNL Emerging Leader, Legends Dionicio Gaspar-Francisco, Aksarben Foundation/Horatio Alger Maria Gonzalez, Aksarben Foundation/ Horatio Alger Aaron Gorcos, Chadron State; UNO Regents Kalie Grosse, Aksarben Foundation/Horatio Alger Joanna Gurney, Buena Vista President’s; Iowa State Design Distinction, ACE; UNK Regents; UNL David Distinguished; UNO Regents Carson Guy, Iowa State Academic Recognition; Oklahoma State Out-of-State Achievement; Arizona Arizona Excellence; Kansas Out-of-State Academic Jessica Hack, Burke High PTA; Creighton Roman Shaffel S.J., Founders; U.S. Army ROTC; UNL Regents Monika Hald, Aksarben Foundation/Horatio Alger Grace Herrmann, South Dakota Coyote Commitment Achievement Kaitlyn Hodges, Burke High Faculty and Staff Brianne Hood, American Fire Sprinkler Association; College of St. Mary Academic Achievement; Creighton Founders; Northwest Missouri State Tower, Bearcat Advantage; Kansas Out-of-State Academic, Non-Resident KU Distinction Randi Horn, Nebraska Wesleyan Black and Gold Brendan Hudkins, Aksarben Foundation/ Horatio Alger; Metropolitan Community College Board of Governors Sadie Hudson, Kansas Out-of-State Academic Brandon Idelman, Temple Israel-Brandon Thomas Pursuit of Passion; Center for Jewish Life-Phillip & Terry Schrager Cameron Irwin, Miracle Hills Optimist Club Molly Jackson, Burke High-Susan Wehner Jones; Alabama Capstone Scholar, Jerry Duncan; Missouri-Mark Twain Nicole Johnson, Burke High PTA; Cornell Dean’s; Creighton Founders; Loyola-Chicago Presidential; Nebraska Wesleyan President’s, Achievement; OEA Foundation-Warren & Evelyn Hotz; Kansas Out-of-State Academic; UNL Canfield, Honors; UNO Dean’s Cassandra Jones, Concerned and Caring Educators Scholar; OPS Belvedere Academy; UNL Emerging Leaders; Urban League of Nebraska Graham Jones, Butler Academic; Creighton Founders; Drake Presidential; Florida Institute of Technology Panther Fund Merit; Iowa State ACE; UNL Canfield Tyler Jordahl, Aksarben Foundation/Horatio Alger Tenley Kahl, UNO Regents Elijah Kaufman, Iowa State ACE Joy Kayode, American Dean’s; Concerned and Caring Educators Scholar; Creighton Founders; George Washington Presidential, Alumni Award; Interdenominational Ministerial Alliance; Omaha Elks Lodge No. 39; Omaha Schools Foundation-Carl & Antoynette Nielsen; Fraser Stryker Diversity Scholar Autumn Keifer, Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation College Opportunity Lance Kelly, Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation Cassandra Kenedy, Omaha Schools Foundation Future Educator; Northern Iowa Out-of-State Scholar; South Dakota Coyote Commitment Veritas; UNK Regents, Honors Program Jonathan Kent, Kansas Excellence; UNL David Distinguished, Regents, Chancellors Kelsey Keres, Nebraska Wesleyan Black and Gold Miranda Kiley, College of St. Mary Academic Achievement; Creighton Founders; Doane Board of Trustees; UNO Dean’s Lauren Kirshenbaum, OEA Foundation-Dr. Hollie Bethel Richard Klaczynsky, UNL David Distinguished, Pepsi Scholar Jacob Klein, Iowa State Dean’s, ACE; Kansas Out-of-State Academic; UNL David Distinguished Mason Knaub, Midland Presidential; Morningside Presidential; Kansas Out-of-State Academic; UNL David Distinguished; UNO Chancellors Ella Knight, Iowa State ACE, Design Distinc-

tion; Judson Presidential, World Leader Forum, Honors, Jazz; Nebraska Distinguished Young Woman Scholastics, Self-Expression; UNL Regents, Honors Emily Kort, Burke High PTA; Creighton Founders; Grace GPA Award; Metropolitan Community College First-Time Freshman Incentive; Midland Presidential; Morningside Founders, Music; Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation; WGI Sport of the Arts Monica Kumar, UNL Emerging Leader, Legends Megan Leonard, Peru State Cooperating Schools Nyanpanda Malwal, Creighton-Markoe First Generation; Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation; TeamMates-Creighton; UNL Emerging Leaders Walter Mantler, Nebraska Academic Decathlon; UNL Regents, Honors; UNO Regents Trevor Marten, Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation Ricky McCants, OPS Pinewood Elementary PTA; Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation; Urban League of Nebraska Madison McPhillips, Burke High Faculty and Staff; Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation Whitney Merrill, OEA Foundation-Thresa Clark; Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation College Opportunity; UNO Deans Kenneth Merritt, Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation College Opportunity; Urban League of Nebraska Maria Mickles, American Legion Auxiliary Unit 1-Marge Marchetti; Burke High Faculty and Staff; Concerned and Caring Educators Scholar; Creighton Founders; Gates Foundation Millenium Scholar; Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation; UNL Emerging Leader, Legends Samantha Miedl, UNL David Distinguished, Achievement Adriana Miller, Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation College Opportunity Montserrat Montero-Salgado, Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation Elizabeth Nguyen, Morningside Ambassador Zachary Nguyen, Iowa State ACE, Return to Iowa-Generations; Omaha Schools Foundation-Harry A. Burke; Kansas Out-of-

State Academic; Utah Freshman Academic Achievement Rout Nhial, Burke High PTA; OPS Nathan Hale-PTSC; Quest Bridge; UNL Emerging Leader, Legends Kaden Nichols, Creighton Roman Shaffel S.J., Magis; U.S. Army ROTC; UNK Regents; UNL David Distinguished; UNO Regents, Honors Jared Noetzel, Burke High PTA; Creighton Magis, Roman Shaffel S.J.; UNL Regents, Honors Ammar Norain, Pennsylvania State Provost, Bunton Waller; UNL Canfield, Emerging Leaders Gunner Olafson, Burke High Booster Club Laura Ortiz, UNL Legends, Emerging Leaders Salem Owens, Kansas Out-of-State Academic, Distinction Bennett Parker, Oriental Trading Company Mary Pedersen, Metropolitan Community First-Time Freshman Incentive Rodrigue Pefung, Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation William Phillips, Kansas State Heritage Cody Pitman, York Academic, athletic Abigail Quebedeaux, Nebraska Wesleyan Black and Gold Devin Render, Aksarben Foundation/Horatio Alger Chasey Ridgley, American Paris Global Citizen; Briar Cliff Academic Award; Chapman Chancellors, Sodaro-Pankey; Columbia Chicago Faculty Recognition, Create Engage Explore; Omaha Schools Foundation-Ione C. Paxton; SCAD-Creative Careers Academic Honors, Achievement Honors; Seton Hall; Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation College Opportunity; UNL David Distinguished; USC School of Cinematic Arts-Steven & Alexandra Cohen, Lambda Alumni, USC Alumni; World-Herald Outstanding Scholar Galileo Rivera-Tovar, UNL Emerging Leader Brandon Rodriguez, UNL Emerging Leader, Legends Bryan Rodriguez, UNL Emerging Leader, Achievement Gavin Rogers, Nebraska Wesleyan Black

and Gold, Achievement; South Dakota Coyote Commitment Devon Rubek, Aksarben Foundation/Horatio Alger Briana Running, Metropolitan Community College Board of Governors Anne Ryschon, Concordia Excellence, Priority Cobber Award; Creighton Founders, Roman Shaffel S.J.; Iowa State ACE; Nebraska Academic Decathlon; Omaha Schools Foundation-Donald & Mildred Othmer; World-Herald Outstanding Student; OPS Columbian Elementary PTO; UNL Health Science, David Distinguished, Honors Avery Schnitker, Iowa Old Gold Kevin Settles, Aksarben Foundation/Horatio Alger Molly Shanahan, Aksarben Foundation/ Horatio Alger Cameron Sherlock, Morningside Music, Achievement; UNL Canfield, Legends Madison Sirois, Creighton Founders; Iowa State ACE; Kansas Excellence; UNL Regents Justis Starks, Quest Bridge Ashley Stavneak, Omaha Schools Foundation-Jill Garlock Kyle Stoffel, UNL David Distinguished, Canfield; UNO Dean’s, Chancellors Alexander Tank, Burke High-Gustafson Sarah Taylor, Creighton Founders; Iowa State Dean’s; Northwest Missouri State Distinguished, Bearcat Advantage; OEA Foundation-Gunnar Horn Journalism; UNL Regents Hung Thanh, Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation Nyakuome Thichiot, UNO athletic Blair Thurman, Concordia Academic; Midland Scholar/Performing Arts, University; Nebraska Wesleyan Black and Gold; UNL Emerging Leaders Danielle Tibbels, Creighton Founders, Roman Shaffel S.J.; Nebraska Academic Decathlon-Mary Therese Anstey; UNL Regents Daniel Tran, Omaha Elks Lodge No. 39; UNO Regents Melanie Valderrabano, Iowa State Academic Recognition; Peru State Tuition; UNK Dean’s Taylor Valentine, Burke High Booster Club

Keela VanGrinsven, Burke High PTA; Centris Federal Credit Union; Concerned and Caring Educators Scholar; Kansas Out-of-State Academic Andrew Vasquez, Elks USA Most Valuable Student; Metro Conference Association; Midland Performing Arts; Morningside Presidential, Achievement; NAIFA George E. Deras; Nebraska Wesleyan Presidents, Achievement, Vaughan, Recognition; Omaha Schools Foundation-Donald & Mildred Othmer, Superintendent’s Super 13; Runza Student of the Week Jennifer Vazquez-Romo, Aksarben Foundation/Horatio Alger; Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation Cheri Vecchio, Aksarben Foundation/Horatio Alger Brenda Villanueva, Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation Joseph Waggoner, Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation Elizabeth Walker, Briar Cliff Academic; Johnson & Wales Skills USA; Urban League of Nebraska Emily Washer, Creighton Founders Chandler Waugh, Nebraska Wesleyan Achievement Ashley Wells, Metropolitan Community College Board of Governors Brianna Wells, Builders Foundation Architectural Award; Metropolitan Community College First-Time Freshman Incentive Courtney Wells, Metropolitan Community College First-Time Freshman Incentive Collin Werner, Metropolitan Community College Board of Governors Leah Whaley, Iowa State Academic Recognition, Return to Iowa-Generations John Whitsitt, Creighton Founders; Midland Presidential Cierra Wilson, Jackson State Academic, National Science Foundation; Kansas State Honors; Denver Crimson & Gold; Kansas Out-of-State Academic Cole Wilson, UNL David Distinguished, David West Hawksworth Daniel Wright, Burke High PTA; Crown

A Leader in Prestigious Scholarships Each year Creighton University students continue to demonstrate a high level of academic excellence and this year is no exception. Congratulations to Jordan Roth, Samantha Stoupa and Alex Tarter, who have earned one of the nation’s most respected student awards in mathematics, science and technology as Barry Goldwater Scholars. These students increase Creighton’s Goldwater Scholars total to 19 in the past 12 years, making the University the No. 1 Goldwater producer over seven years among Catholic universities. We also commend Hannah M. Smith, who was awarded a nationally competitive Fulbright Award to teach English and serve as a cultural ambassador in Spain. This achievement adds to Creighton’s distinguished list of 14 Fulbright recipients since 2005. As a top-ranked university in the Jesuit, Catholic tradition, a Creighton education is both practical and meaningful, propelling students to make a difference with each other and around the globe.

Learn how you can join our community of learners and scholars at creighton.edu/scholars

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Continued from Page 17 Dean’s, Multicultural, Academic Linley Zahm, Rockbrook United Methodist Church Breanna Zastera, Metropolitan Community College First-Time Freshman Incentive Andi Zhang, Creighton Magis, Ignatian; George Washington Presidential; Omaha Schools Foundation-Ohr Family Academic Achievement; Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Leadership Award; Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation; Pittsburgh Academic; UNO Distinguished; Williams College

Council Bluffs Abraham Lincoln Kevin Lin Outstanding Student Class rank: 1st out of 272 College plans: undecided Parents: Keith and Shirley Vanderloo About: Kevin has demonstrated his commitment to learning by taking challenging courses, both at school and through Iowa Western Community College. Kevin has been the manager for the football and basketball team, is president of student council and leads the robotics teams. He is a great student but more than that, he is an outstanding young man.

Jessica Borwick Key Staffer Journalistic role: Newspaper: reporter, business manager, feature editor, editor-in-chief. Broadcasting: executive producer. Yearbook: photographer. College plans: Iowa Western, then University of Northern Iowa; journalism Parents: Cynthia and John Borwick About: Jessica is clearly talented and has been a leader and driving force for the Echoes newspaper for three years, and joined Lincoln Pride Television this year. She even shot photos for the Crimson and Blue yearbook. Finding a more dedicated and passionate staffer than Jessica would be a challenging task, indeed. Scholarships offered at Abraham Lincoln: Benjamin Addison, Iowa Western Pottawattamie Promise Tori Albertus, Simpson academic; Luther academic Kathryn Amdor, Iowa State academic recognition, Cardinal leadership scholar; Northern Iowa distinguished scholars Kendal Bainbridge, UNO Maverick advantage Alonna Bascue, Iowa Western Pottawattamie Promise Melissa Benkis, Iowa Western Pottawattamie Promise; AIM Institute college access program Elijah Bennett, Midland choir, academic, campus visit Michael Birkelbach, Iowa Western Pottawattamie Promise Michaela Blaney, Iowa Western Pottawattamie Promise; Council Bluffs TeamMates; UNO metropolitan advantage, music; Omaha Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium; AIM Institute college access program Claire Boes, UNL Ruth Leverton, Nebraska Legends, Scarlet, Glenn Korff music; Iowa State academic recognition James Anthony Bonner, Wayne State athletic Jessica Borwick, UNO Maverick advantage; Iowa Western media studies Kevin Branigan, UNO Maverick advantage; Iowa State president’s award for competitive excellence Jacob Brunton, Iowa Western Pottawattamie Promise Hailey Carson, Iowa Western Pottawattamie Promise Brandon Cheney, Midland Anderson leader athlete; Iowa State academic recognition, Cardinal leadership Courtney Christensen, UNO Maverick advantage; Creighton founders; AIM Institute college access program Marcus Collins, Iowa Western Pottawattamie Promise Tabitha Comulada, Iowa Western Pottawattamie Promise Kyle Crowl, Iowa athletic Kirsten Davis, Mississippi academic excellence non-resident Mary Davis, Creighton academic; Northern Iowa distinguished scholars Brian Diaz, Iowa Western Pottawattamie Promise Trevor Dicolandrea, UNL ROTC Kara Downs, UNO Maverick advantage Nolan Dresher, Iowa State academic recognition, Cardinal leadership; Kansas State Purple & White; UNO Maverick advantage; Southwest Iowa Education Foundation-Hoff Family; Council Bluffs Building and Trade Association Raymond Duncan, York Panther Award, soccer, choir Oakland Eliff, UNO Maverick advantage Daniela Espinoza Banderas, Iowa Western Pottawattamie Promise Angel Fernandez-Amarillas, Iowa Western Pottawattamie Promise Laycee Freiburger, Iowa Western Pottawattamie Promise Marina Galaska, Missouri Western State dean’s academic Jared Garner, Northwest Missouri State Tower, Bearcat advantage Dillon Gibson, Northwest Missouri State Tower, Bearcat advantage, alumni; Morningside dean’s, athletic James Groenjes, Iowa Hawkeye achievement Abby Groepper, Council Bluffs Youth Soccer Association Abbigail Harding, Iowa State academic recognition, Cardinal leadership; Southwest Iowa Education Foundation Southwest Iowa Education Foundation Tristan Harris, Creighton academic; Morningside athletic, founder, achievement Merzedes Hart, UNO Maverick advantage, athletic Brendan Hartman, Iowa scholars; Northern Iowa distinguished scholar; South Dakota Coyote commitment leadership; Joan and Kelly Scott Dillion Hawley, Midland choir; Centris Audrey Hays, Iowa Western Pottawattamie Promise Candy Heyer, Iowa scholars; Iowa State academic recognition, Cardinal leadership; Horatio Alger state; Southwest Iowa Education Foundation-H.H. Red and Ruth Nelson Jessica Hipnar, Iowa Hawkeye achievement; UNO Maverick advantage; Iowa State academic recognition; Northern Iowa distinguished scholars, Roth; Southwest Iowa Education Foundation-Heitoff memorial; Northwest Missouri State distinguished scholar, Bearcat advantage Tanner Hochstetler, Iowa Wesleyan dean’s Darian Hubbard, Northwest Missouri State tower, Bearcat advantage Destiny Hyme, Iowa Western Pottawattamie Promise Joshua Johnson, Iowa Western tuition exchange; UNL Ruth Leverton, Scarlet, Legends Dalton Jones, Iowa State academic, Cardinal leadership Harrison Jones, Iowa Hawkeye achievement, heritage; Northern Iowa distinguished scholars; Council Bluffs Rotary; West Point U.S. Military Academy appointment

Taylor Kinney, York founders, campus visit Joshua Krabbe, Iowa scholars, heritage Emma Leisinger, Northern Colorado-Greeley academic; Iowa Women of Science and Engineering; Colorado-Mesa academic; Southwest Iowa Education Foundation-ALHS Class of 1954 Kevin Lin, UNO Maverick advantage; Iowa State academic recognition; Iowa Old Gold; Horatio Alger national; UNL Beadle, honors textbook; Southwest Iowa Education Foundation-H.H. Red and Ruth Nelson; World-Herald outstanding student; AIM Institute college access program Ricardo Lopez Pantoja, UNO Maverick advantage; Dordt academic; Southwest Iowa Education Foundation-James R. & Stella Knott; Iowa Western Council Bluffs memorial; AIM Institute college access program Jazmine Martinez, Iowa Western Pottawattamie Promise Adlena Mcclain, Buena Vista arch; Morningside ambassador; Sioux Falls academic; Northwestern academic achievement; UNO Maverick advantage; Dordt challenge; Clarke trustee, impact grant, pride award; Briar Cliff academic achievement; Shelter Insurance; Southwest Iowa Education Foundation-ALHS Class of 1965; Horatio Alger state; AIM Institute college access program Kody Mcknight, Iowa Western Pottawattamie Promise Tyler Messenger, Creighton founders Megan Miller, South Dakota Coyote commitment achievement Taylor Morris, UNL Beadle; Iowa State president’s award for competitive excellence, Cardinal leadership, academic recognition; Minus Flinn Scholars tuition Laura Morrow, Northwest Missouri State freshman merit award, Green and White advantage; Southwest Iowa Education Foundation-Cutler-O’Neill Service to CB Community; 1st Iowa Chapter of the National Infantry Association SFC Scott Nisley Justin Neyland, Peru State cooperating school, athletic Ross Nickerson, CB Area Chamber of Commerce Agriculture Committee; Iowa Heritage; Northwest Missouri State Tower, Bearcat advantage Paige Oamek, Drake presidential; Grinnell founders; Reed academic Haley O’Ferral, Briar Cliff cheer, academic; Northwest Missouri State Tower, Bearcat advantage Abigail Otten, CB Rotary Foundation; Missouri Western State president’s academic Karlie Petersen, Midland dance; Southwest Iowa Education Foundation-ALHS Class of 1954 Keisha Quinlan, Iowa advantage, Hawkeye achievement; Morningside ambassador; Northern Iowa academic; Creighton Markoe first generation; Southwest Iowa Education Foundation-Dr. Arthur Stronbehn memorial Dennise Ramirez, Concordia academic Deana Roth, Iowa Western athletic, presidential Cody Rupp, Iowa Western Pottawattamie Promise; Northern Iowa distinguished scholars; UNL Leverton, Spark program; Briar Cliff academic, St. Clare freshman; Southwest Iowa Education Foundation-Robert H. & Elizabeth H. O’Brien memorial; Missouri Western State Governors’ academic, leadership award; AIM Institute college access program Cecilia Saldana, Des Moines Area Community athletic Emily Scheffler, York academic, campus visit; Oklahoma Christian University dean’s, cheer Peyton Schettler, Iowa Western Pottawattamie Promise; UNO Maverick advantage; AIM Institute college access program Nicholas Schmitt, Iowa Western Pottawattamie Promise Katelyn Schwindt, Des Moines Area Community Foundation Matthew Seaman, Iowa Western Pottawattamie Promise Lanee Slatten, Iowa Western Pottawattamie Promise Brandilynn Smith, Iowa State academic recognition, Cardinal leadership Collin Smith, Iowa Western Pottawattamie Promise; Iowa Hawkeye achievement; Iowa State academic recognition Baylee Snyder, Midland athletic; Southwest Iowa Education Foundation CBYSA Alyson Sorensen, Luther presidential; Simpson presidential, political science; Drake presidential; Maine academic; California Lutheran academic; Creighton founders; Southwest Iowa Education Foundation-Heitoff memorial Alicia Steppuhn, Iowa Western Pottawattamie Promise; Grand View dean’s, track, Philip L. Hougen campus ministries Chloe Swirczek, Southwestern Community College athletic Gregary Teer, Iowa Western Pottawattamie Promise Avery Thomas, United World of Adriatic Davis Breanna Vargas, Iowa Western Pottawattamie Promise Sean Veazie, Iowa Western Pottawattamie Promise Joshua Vrenick, Iowa State academic recognition, Cardinal leadership; Missouri Science and Technology Miner out-of-state, university; Northern Iowa distinguished scholars Kayla Walden, Crowder athletic Breanna Waugh, Simpson honor, achievement; Wesley service Chelsea Weihs, Creighton academic; UNL Lincoln Scarlet, Legends, Leverton Mia Wheeler, Merle C. Bean Sarah Widick, Iowa Western Pottawattamie Promise Logan Wilcoxen, CenturyLink Sydney Wilson, Northwest Missouri State Tower, Bearcat advantage; UNO Maverick advantage; Southwest Iowa Educational Foundation-ALHS Class of 1978; Lozier Foundation sons & daughters; Bluffs City Lodge #71; AIM Institute college access program Macee Wise, Iowa Western Pottawattamie Promise; Missouri Western State dean’s academic; Coe trustee; Washington State-Pullman Cougar academic Jennifer Wondercheck, Iowa Western Pottawattamie Promise Felicia Wyldes, Iowa Western Pottawattamie Promise

Council Bluffs Lewis Central Mateo RodriguezLedesma Key Staffer Journalistic role: Co-editor in chief of newspaper College plans: Iowa Western; communication/ education Parents: Victor Ledesma and Ada Rodriguez-Ledesma About: Mateo led with teamwork in mind, finding opportunities for those around him to excel. He worked countless hours training staff and making sure that stories and photo shoots were lined up. Mateo is an enthusiastic young man with the ability to pull together a diverse group of people to produce an equally diverse publication. Scholarships offered at Lewis Central: Madeline Adkins, Wartburg Knights Priority Ja’Chai Baker, Wyoming football Patrick Bicket, Iowa Old Gold, Iowa Boost Award, Academic Success Anna Bilek, UNL George Beadle; Illinois Institute of Technology Henry T. Herald; Gonzaga Regents; Steven’s Institute of Technology Edwin A. Stevens, Martha Bayard; Iowa State President’s Award for Competitive Excellence, Cardinal Leadership; UNL Honors Textbook Crystal Brandenburgh, Iowa State Dwight and Marilyn Conover Freshman, Academic Recognition, Cardinal Leadership Mitchell Brinkman, Northern Illinois football Shelby Bruun, Iowa State Academic Recognition, Cardinal Leadership

Tatiana Castillo, Iowa Bright Scholars of Iowa, Advantage Iowa; Creighton Academic; Iowa Boost Award Luke Cianciaruso, Iowa Scholar’s; Wartburg Regents; Dordt Presidential, soccer; Luther President’s; Drake Presidential Klaire Cross, Graceland Merit, Study and Faith, volleyball Allie Dmyterko, Northern Iowa soccer Haley French, Iowa State President’s Award for Competitive Excellence, Cardinal Leadership; Augustana Presidential; Morningside Trustee; Creighton Roman Shaffel S.J., Merit; Northwestern Peale Saleena Gooch, Morningside Academic, Vocal Music Tanner Hawkinson, Iowa Hawkeye Achievement Kaci Hohenthaner, Iowa Western volleyball Mason Jones, Iowa State Cardinal Academic Haley Kelly, Iowa State Academic Recognition, Cardinal Leadership; UNO Maverick Advantage; Creighton Founders, Roman Shaffel S.J.; Briar Cliff Academic; Iowa Old Gold Noah Korner, Optimist Club Speech Champion; Arizona State New American University Scholar; Iowa State Academic Recognition, Cardinal Leadership Kye Madsen, Regis Board of Trustees; Iowa Banker’s Association Student Athlete; Rockhurst McCabe Katie Moore, Northern Iowa Distinguished Scholars, School of Music Bryn Norville, Ameristar Casino Project 21 Suzanna Parkins, Iowa State Multicultural Vision Program; Creighton Founders; Iowa Scholars Kayleigh Putnam, Missouri State soccer Max Regester, UNL George Beadle, Honors Textbook; Creighton Magis, Roman Shaffel S.J.; Iowa Old Gold; Arizona State New American University Scholar; Iowa State President’s Award for Competitive Excellence, Cardinal Leadership; Better Business Bureau Student of Integrity Brian Rew, Southwest Iowa Education Foundation-Hoff Family; South Dakota Coyote Commitment Achievement; Loras St. Joseph; Simpson Honor; Midland Anderson Leader Athlete; Cornell Iowa Promise Derek Rollins, Iowa State Academic Recognition, Cardinal Leadership; Centris Federal Credit Union Academic; Western Iowa Mutual Insurance Association Academic Haley Sanders, Coe Trustee; Iowa Wesleyan Trustee; Iowa State Academic Recognition; Iowa Advantage Iowa Justin Schneider, Iowa Western Instrumental Music Ensemble Taylar Sears, Grace Scholar Shelby Smith, Iowa Western Music Academic Scholar Lewis Terry, Oklahoma State Out-of-State Achievement Theobald Kade, Northwest Missouri State Green and White, football Harley Waldstein, UNL George Beadle; Iowa State Forsythe Family, Cardinal Leadership; Iowa Old Gold, Belin-Blank; Gallup GET HIP; American Red Cross Leaders Save Lives; Iowa State President’s Award for Competitive Excellence Haley Whitesel, Iowa Academic Success, Dorothy Wirtz Fine Arts, Iowa Center for the Arts Brittany Westby, Iowa Western Admissions Foundation Allie Wolf, Luther College Dean’s; Sioux Falls Provost’s; Rockhurst Knapp; Wartburg Presidential; Southwest Minnesota State Achievement; Briar Cliff Academic; Simpson Academic; Central Academic; Ellsworth Career and Tech, Merit, softball/housing; Northwest Missouri State Tower, Bearcat Advantage

Council Bluffs St. Albert Kristin McCall Outstanding Student Class rank: class of 50, school does not rank College plans: Iowa Western Parents: Brian and Susan McCall About: Kristin is one of the sweetest, most genuine and hardworking students at our school. She works very hard for the grades she earns. She always has a smile on her face and the students enjoy her positive attitude every day.

Grace Wettengel Key Staffer Journalistic role: Yearbook editor College plans: College of St. Mary; human biology Parents: William and Sheila Wettengel About: Grace volunteered to be editor after just one semester on staff. Her enthusiasm, drive and creativity more than make up for anything she may have lacked in experience. She is taking the yearbook in new directions with her outside-the-box thinking, quest for perfection and never-say-no attitude. Scholarships offered at St. Albert: Paige Beacom, Morningside tuition, ambassador; College of St. Mary athletic, academic achievement Miranda Beezley, Leading Alyssa Carley, Briar Cliff academic, athletic Andrew Carlson, Midwest Section of Air and Waste Management Association; Western Iowa Mutual Insurance Association Mary Casson, Colorado State academic; Regis academic Bailey Clark, Concordia; Minnesota State; Grace; Alderson Broaddus; Mississippi State Emma Eickholt, Northwest Missouri State distinguished scholar, Bearcat advantage Rachael Gronstal, St. Benedict trustees, music; Catholic high school; Mercy Hospital volunteer Blair Heisterkamp, Iowa Hawkeye achievement; Iowa State Cardinal leadership; Kansas distinction Celine Helton, Council Bluffs Youth Soccer Association; Kansas Jayhawk Generations Miranda Jangula, UNO Maverick advantage Rhyan Klabunde, Southwestern Community College golf Liz Luke, UNO Maverick advantage; Southwest Iowa Education Foundation-Hoff Family; Creighton Founders; UNL Ruth Leverton, Scarlet, Nebraska Legends Kristin McCall, World-Herald outstanding student Travis Miller, Palm Beach Atlantic presidential; Bluffs City Lodge; Drake presidential; Creighton Roman Shaffel S.J., university Ava Pavlik, Northwest Missouri State Tower, Bearcat advantage Kaitlyn Pearce, Iowa State Award for Competitive Excellence, Cardinal Leadership Chau Pham, Creighton Matteo Ricci; Coe international; Temple tuition Max Ross, Wartburg College merit, education; Grand View athletic, merit; Loras merit, Breitback Catholic Thinkers & Leaders, St. Joseph Shelby Schultz, Kansas FAS; King’s College presidential Hannah Schweitzer, UNO Maverick advantage, legacy; Northwest Missouri State distinguished scholar, Bearcat advantage Grace Wettengel, Creighton academic; College of St. Mary academic

Council Bluffs Thomas Jefferson Ernie Rodriguez Outstanding Student Class rank: 1st out of 265 College plans: Cal Polytechnic State or UNO; architectural engineering Parents: Ernie and Dana Rodriguez About: Ernie epitomizes the work ethic, dedication, devotion, responsibility, passion, dependability that we hope for all students. He strives to move from first generation American citizen to first generation college graduate. Ernie is a natural leader, an organized participant and a compassionate friend. He doesn’t just have dreams, he makes them a reality.

Derrick Johnson Key Staffer Journalistic role: Editor-in-chief of the school newspaper two years, staff member all four

years College plans: University of Iowa; business Parents: Angela Parks and Roosevelt Johnson About: Derrick has worked as our editor-in-chief in great capacity: meticulously going over each story and layout in detail. And as our class leader, he takes on every aspect of publication and makes sure his classmates have reached their full potential. He has been an outstanding student, copy editor and leader in the classroom. Scholarships offered at Thomas Jefferson: Richard Adams, Iowa Western Pottawattamie Promise Ana Aguilar, Iowa Western Pottawattamie Promise Rebekah Albright, Hastings TeamMates Sadie Andrews, Iowa All Iowa 99, Hawkeye Achievement; Southwest Iowa Education Foundation-CBYSA; Iowa State Academic Recognition, Cardinal Leadership Sheyenne Arduc, Iowa All Iowa 99 Seth Arthur, UNL Ruth Leverton, Scarlet, Engineering; Iowa State Academic Recognition, Cardinal Leadership, ISU Grant; South Dakota School of Mines & Technology Freshman Marbella Avalos, Iowa All Iowa 99; Southwest Iowa Education Foundation-Phil & Barbara Willson Memorial; True Potential; Central College Presidential, Multi-Cultural Award, Journey, Special Central Grant Selena Banderas, Iowa Western Pottawattamie Promise; Iowa State Academic Recognition Eduardo Barron, Southwest Iowa Education Foundation-Hoff Family Daniel Benson, Iowa Hawkeye Achievement David Billman Good, Iowa Western Pottawattamie Promise Natalie Boos, Iowa Western Pottawattamie Promise Kelsey Botten, Iowa Western Pottawattamie Promise Braden Butts, South Dakota State Academic; Iowa State Academic Recognition, Cardinal Leadership Haley Carman, William Penn Athletic Band; Hastings Ringland, McClelland Music, College Grant Megan Carroll, Iowa State Academic Recognition Allyssa Catanese, Southwest Iowa Education Foundation-Hoff Family Jorge Cisneros, Iowa Hawkeye Achievement, Iowa Advantage; Southwest Iowa Education Foundation-Charlene Fox Memorial Courtney Chrstiansen, Iowa Western Pottawattamie Promise Sydney Clark, Iowa All Iowa 99; Iowa State ISU Colton Clingepeel, North Dakota State Athletic Grant Megan Corey, Iowa All Iowa 99 Christian DeBolt, Iowa Western Pottawattamie Promise Hannah Dieatrick, Iowa Western Pottawattamie Promise; Iowa All Iowa 99 Jossue Escobar, Iowa Western Pottawattamie Promise Ricardo Galvez, Iowa Western Pottawattamie Promise Megan Garvis, Iowa State ISU Christopher Gilmore, Creighton Founders; UNO Maverick Advantage Teah Gilmore, Central College Academic; Nebraska Wesleyan Archway; Iowa Wesleyan Trustee; Buena Vista Archway; Hastings Pro Rege; Iowa All Iowa 99; Southwest Iowa Education Foundation-Karen J. Nielson Memorial Elizabeth Giovannoni, Iowa Western Pottawattamie Promise Jeffery Griffin, Iowa All Iowa 99, Hawkeye Achievement Emily Hargrave, Iowa Western Pottawattamie Promise; Southwest Iowa Education Foundation-Janet Mitchell Memorial Mackenzie Hartman, Northwest Missouri State Northwest Distinguished; Iowa Iowa Scholars; Southwest Iowa Education Foundation Inc. Skylar Huff, Iowa All Iowa 99 Abdirizak Ibar, Iowa All Iowa 99 Taylar Jacobsen, Iowa Western Pottawatta-

mie Promise Derrick Johnson, Iowa All Iowa 99, Academic Success, Hawkeye Achievement, Iowa Boost, Iowa Advantage; Iowa State George Washington Carver; Southwest Iowa Education Foundation Inc.; Mentors in Violence Prevention Jacob Jones, Iowa All Iowa 99, Iowa Boost Britney Katzenstein, Council Bluffs Rotary Centennial; Missouri Western State President’s Academic; Morningside Trustee; UNO Maverick Advantage; Buena Vista Heritage, BV; Barry University; Distinguished Young Women; Southwest Iowa Education Foundation-H.H Red & Ruth H Nelson; Northern Iowa Distinguished Briceson Kerst, Iowa Western Computer Program Sydney Kinish, UNL Ruth Leverton, Scarlet Griffin Koletzke, Morningside Ambassadors, Athletic Brandon Kozak, Iowa All Iowa 99; Buena Vista Gold Casie Lerette, Midland Dance, Campus Visit; AIM Institute AIM Achiever Kimberly Lucero, Iowa Western Pottawattamie Promise Candice Mayfield, Iowa All Iowa 99; Burger King Kassandra Meeker, Iowa Western Pottawattamie Promise Josue Montalvo, Iowa Western Pottawattamie Promise Paige Montgomery, Iowa Western Pottawattamie Promise Corey mulvania, UNO Maverick Advantage Tristen Nichols, UNL George Beadle Olivia Nymann, Iowa All Iowa 99 Claire O’Donnell, Drake Iowa Tuition; Iowa All Iowa 99; Southwest Iowa Education Foundation-Charlene Fox Memorial; UNO Maverick Advantage; College of St. Mary Academic Achievement Bethany Olson, Luther College Music; Heartland Winter Arts Association Ernie Rodriguez, UNO Maverick Advantage; Kansas KU Distinction, Excellence; Illinois Institute of Technology Henry T. Heald, STEM+; California Polytechnical State Outreach; Southwest Iowa Education Foundation-Hoff Family; Gates Foundation Gates Millenium; World-Herald Outstanding Student Andrea Samper Rodriguez, Iowa All Iowa 99 Chandler Schlotfeld, Iowa Western Pottawattamie Promise Jazlyn Schwartz, Iowa Western Pottawattamie Promise Jackson Sharp, Iowa All Iowa 99 Jamie Sidzyik, Morningside Dean; Rockhurst McCabe Cole Smith, Iowa Western Pottawattamie Promise Cailyn Snodgrass, Iowa All Iowa 99, Old Gold; Iowa State ISU Taylor Stanfill, Iowa Western Pottawattamie Promise Thomas Sysel, Iowa Western Pottawattamie Promise Bailey Tague, Iowa Western Pottawattamie Promise; Boys & Girls Club Council Bluffs 2016 Youth of the Year Nathaniel Thomas, Iowa Western Pottawattamie Promise Briana Travis, Iowa Western Pottawattamie Promise Daniel Valdivia, Iowa Western Pottawattamie Promise Brandon Vermilyea, Iowa Western Pottawattamie Promise Lacce Walker, Iowa Western Pottawattamie Promise; Iowa All Iowa 99 Taylor Ward, Iowa Advantage Iowa, Hawkeye Achievement Elise Willits, Iowa Western Pottawattamie Promise Winner Makayla, Southwest Iowa Education Foundation-Thomas Jefferson Class of 1965 Quandt Memorial Justin Zadow, Iowa Western Pottawattamie Promise

Central Michael Svolos Outstanding Student Class rank: 9th out of 540 College plans: Stanford; mathematics Parents: Thomas and Carol Svolos About: Michael was selected by our school administration because of his strong dedication to academics, and also because of his genuine character and spirit. He is kind, helpful and well liked. He is actively involved in a multitude of activities with a true passion for math-related activities.

Natalie Nepper Key Staffer Journalistic role: Editorin-chief of the monthly student newspaper College plans: Missouri State University; journalism Parents: Scott and Martha Nepper About: Natalie has won local, state and national awards. She holds the current state title for best newspaper layout, was the state representative at the Al Neuhart Free Spirit In Journalism Conference for 2015 in Washington, D.C., and her redesign of our school newspaper led to a second-place award at the JEA Convention in Orlando, Florida.

Scholarships offered at Central: Hamza Abdi, Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation Chelsea Akyeampong, Central High School Foundation-Henry Davis, CHS 1969; Creighton Founders; Hamline Honors; Seton Hall Summer, University; Stetson Faculty; Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation; UNL Nebraska Emerging Leaders, Legends Jeremiah Amaya, Concerned and Caring Educators Alexander Bartle, CHS Bessie Rathbun Memorial; Truman State Non-Resident Tuition, TruMerit; Kansas Jayhawk Generations; UNK Chancellor’s April Benak, Hastings Ambassador; Missouri Western State Governor’s Academic; Northwest Missouri State Bearcat Advantage, Tower; St. Joseph’s Presidential; Northern Iowa Out-of State Scholar; UNK Chancellor’s Claire Bexten, CHS Susan Buffett Memorial; Clemson Academic; Nebraska State Historical Society Foundation, Pearl Harbor Remembrance; St. Louis Vice Presidents’; The Winifred, Ruth, Frances and Dorothy Edwards Foundation; Kansas CEAE, Excellence, Engineering Dean’s Jacob Bigelow, Iowa State Award for Competitive Excellence; Kansas Excellence; Northern Iowa Legacy, Out-of State Scholar Grace Billig, Alabama, Presidential; UNL Honors Program, Regents Saint Alea Bilyeu, Bellevue/Papillion Music Teachers Club, Annaliese Baer Music; UNL Regents, Honors Program Alexandra Bradley, UNL Regents LaTeya Broadway, Aksarben Scholars/Horatio Alger Career; Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation; Urban League of Nebraska Megan Brohman, Colorado State Presidential; Creighton Founders, Roman Shaffel S.J.; St. Louis Dean’s; The Winifred, Ruth, Frances and Dorothy Edwards Foundation; UNL David Distinguished; UNO Chancellor’s; Xavier Academic Avery Brown, Concerned and Caring Educators; OEA Foundation-Presidents’; Tuskegee Achievement, Army ROTC, athletic Grant Bruneau, Central High School Foundation-World War II Memorial; Creighton Founders, Roman Shaffel S.J.; Drake Legacy, Trustee; Kansas Excellence; UNL Honors Program, Regents; UNO, Regents Vicky Bustamante-Salvador, Central High School Foundation-Paul Jepsen, CHS 1924; OEA Foundation-Walnut Hill Elementary, Mary Ann Fields Memorial; Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation Marie Caniglia, Belle Ryan PTO; Central High School Foundation-W. Edward Clark, CHS 1932, Staff 1945-76; Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation; UNO Dean’s Crystal Carney, Concordia Academic Patrick Carter, Central High School Foundation-Frank Knapple Julie Christensen, Grace GPA; Keystone Community Task Force; UNO Honors Textbook, Regents Mikaela Cooper, Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation; UNL Nebraska Achievement, Legends McKenna Corbaley, OEA Foundation-Jane Nichols Memorial; Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation College Opportunity Taylor Corbaley, Creighton Founders; UNO Dean’s Charita Dailey, Concerned and Caring Educators; Dundee PTO-Thomas Hunter Memorial; OEA Foundation-Elsie Fisher Memorial; Ohio State Morrill Program Prominence, National Buckeye, Provost; Kansas Diversity, Excellence; UNL Honors Program, Regents; Urban League of Nebraska Shelby Danielson, Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation College Opportunity; UNL Nebraska Emerging Leaders Jalaya Daye, Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation College Opportunity Joshua Denning, Creighton Academic Melanie Dryak, Creighton Academic; OEA Foundation-Warren and Evelyn Hotz Memorial; OPS Career Center Faculty; UNL James Canfield; UNO Dean’s Megan Duden, Creighton Founders Monica Elker, Northwest Missouri State Bearcat Advantage, Distinguished, Freshman Multicultural; UNL Honors Program, Nebraska Achievement Carlos Enriquez, UNL Nebraska Achievement, Nebraska Emerging Leaders Jack Erikson, Central High School Foundation-Arthur (CHS 1914) and Genevieve Loomis; George Washington Presidential; Iowa State Academic Recognition; Purdue Presidential; The Winifred, Ruth, Frances and Dorothy Edwards Foundation; Iowa Old Gold; Virginia Echols; UNL Honors Program, Regents Matthew Flores, Central High School Foundation-Henry Davis CHS 1969 Corbin Foster, Ellis Foundation Underhill-Gove; Missouri Western State Governor’s Academic; Wayne State football Eriayana Frazier, Southwestern Community College athletic Michael Galeski, Bethany football; Central High School Foundation-G.E. “Doc” Moller; Concordia President’s, football; Creighton Magis, Roman Shaffel S.J.; John Carroll Magis; Loyola-Chicago Presidential; Marquette Pere Marquette; The Winifred, Ruth, Frances and Dorothy Edwards Foundation Josselyn Gallardo-De La Rocha, Aksarben Scholars/Horatio Alger Career; Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation College Opportunity Mariah Gamble, Concerned and Caring Educators; Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation; UNL Nebraska Achievement, Nebraska Emerging Leaders; Urban League of Nebraska Vicente Olivar Garibo, UNL Nebraska Achievement Kwinam Gawmaw, OEA Foundation-Elsie Fisher Memorial; Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation College Opportunity DaiNisha Giles, Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation; UNL Nebraska Emerging Leaders Tyler Gillespie, Loyola-Chicago Loyola; UNL Canfield, Nebraska Achievement, Nebraska

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Continued from Page 18 Emerging Leaders Rhianna Giron, UNL David Distinguished, Honors Program, Nebraska Legends John Goding, Creighton Founders; Hastings Legacy; Missouri Valley Professional Society; Iowa Old Capitol; UNO, Regents Kimberly Goedde, College of St. Mary Academic Achievement Anna Goeman, Augustana Dean’s; Concordia Excellence; Creighton Founders; Keystone Community Task Force; Luther Founders, Become; Northwest Missouri State Bearcat Advantage, Tower; Northwestern Presidential; OEA Foundation-Presidents’, Warren and Evelyn Hotz Memorial; Omaha Archdiocesan Council of Catholic Women; Regis Trustees’ Scholar; St. Catherine Presidential, Venture; Northern Iowa Legacy, Out-of State Scholar Jonathan Goodwin, Omaha Schools Foundation-Harry A. Burke; Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation; UNL Nebraska Achievement, Nebraska Emerging Leaders Kate Gordon, Aksarben Scholars/Horatio Alger Career Samuel Goreham, Aksarben Scholars/Horatio Alger Career John Green, Metropolitan Community College First-Time Freshman Incentive Aniya Greene, Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation Roberto Guardiola, CHS Frank Grobee; Nebraska Wesleyan Achievement, Board of Governors; OEA Foundation-Presidents’; The Winifred, Ruth, Frances and Dorothy Edwards Foundation Taylor Gunter, Concerned and Caring Educators; IMA Martin Luther King Jr Sarmila Gurung, Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation Shabit Gurung, Aksarben Scholars/Horatio Alger Career; Creighton Academic; Gates Foundation Millennium; Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation; UNL Nebraska Emerging Leaders Isaac Hackett, Metropolitan Community College Board of Governors Chance Hall, Boys & Girls Clubs of the Midlands; Northwest Missouri State Athletic; Peru State Athletic; UNK Athletic; Urban League of Nebraska 
Alexia Hamilton, UNL Nebraska Emerging Leaders Celine Haynes, International Thespian Society; Omaha Optimist Club Oratorical; Pinewood PTA; Willie Clinton Foundation Jonathan Helmberger, UNL David Distinguished, Honors Program; UNO Chancellor’s; VOICE Oscar Hermosillo, Jefferson PTA-Alumni; Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation; Upward Bound, Bridge Creighton Katherine Hernandez Mayorga, Nebraska Wesleyan Achievement, Archway; UNL Nebraska Emerging Leaders, Nebraska Legends Chelsi Herweg, Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation Vanessa Himelic, Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation Jonathan Hinkle, Nebraska Wesleyan Achievement, Black and Gold Cole Horner, Central High School Foundation-John E. Sunderland Memorial; Creighton Founders; Omaha Steaks; The Winifred, Ruth, Frances and Dorothy Edwards Foundation; Arizona Excellence; Iowa Old Gold; Minnesota Presidential; UNL Honors Program, Regents; UNO Regents Jayla Huey, Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation College Opportunity; UNL Nebraska Emerging Leaders, Nebraska Legends Audrey Hughes, OEA Foundation-Frank C. Heinisch Memorial Rosa Ixcoy Garcia, Central High School Foundation-Henry Davis, CHS 1969; UNL Nebraska Emerging Leaders Carter Jansen, OPS Career Center Student of the Year Miranda Jansen, VOICE Dae Johnson, Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation Deja Johnson, Midland Athletic; UNL Nebraska Emerging Leaders, Nebraska Legends Christopher Kathka, Boyd PTA; KPE Engineers-Architects-Forensic Experts; OEA Foundation-Presidents’, Boyd Elementary-Raleigh & Esther Pilster; Omaha Schools Foundation-Superintendent’s Super 13; The Winifred, Ruth, Frances and Dorothy Edwards Foundation; UNL David Hawksworth, Honors Program, John H.D. Davis Memorial, Pepsi Service; UNO Regents Emily Keebler, Omaha Schools Foundation-Ione C. Paxton; UNO Regents Julie Kent, Boyd PTA; Central High School Foundation-Duane Perry Math; Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation College Opportunity; UNK Omaha World Herald/Kearney Hub; UNL Honors Program, Regents; UNO, Regents Lucas Kerr, South Dakota School of Mines, Freshman Theodore Kilroy, St. Louis Dean’s; UNO Chancellor’s Hannah Kirby, Alice Buffett Magnet PTO Academic; UNL Nebraska Achievement, Emerging Leaders Naomi Kirkvold, The Winifred, Ruth, Frances and Dorothy Edwards Foundation; UNL Honors Program, Regents Grant Koch, Central High School Foundation-Ramona Byers Sanders, CHS 1965; UNL James Canfield, Johnny Carson School of Theatre & Film Luke Koesters, Central High School Foundation-John E. 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Frank Maycock, CHS 1948; Excel Physical Therapy College; Nebraska Coaches Association/Country Inn & Suites Student Athlete; Omaha Schools Foundation-Superintendent’s Future Educator; Kansas athletic, Jayhawk Generations; UNL David Distinguished Nyakim Pal Peter, Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation College Opportunity Sophia Pappas, Creighton Founders; UNL James Canfield; UNO Regents Eben Parker, UNL James Canfield, Nebraska Emerging Leaders, Nebraska Legends Elijahiana Parker, Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation Cameron Patterson, Aksarben Scholars/ Horatio Alger Career Shambhabi Paudyal, Creighton Ignatian College Connection; UNL Nebraska Achievement Nicholas Pavel, UNL James Canfield Connor Pavlik, South Dakota State athletic; South Dakota athletic; UNL Regents Anna Pearson, Kansas Midwest Student Exchange; Wichita State Founders Merit Peyton Pearson, Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation; UNL Nebraska Achievement, University Honors Jacqueline Peck, Omaha Schools Foundation-Donald F. and Mildred Topp Othmer; Kansas Excellence; UNL Regents, University Honors Averie Perryman, Omaha Schools Foundation-Donald F. and Mildred Topp Othmer Emma Petersen, Omaha Schools Foundation-Mary La Barre Angood Art Huntyr Petersen, OPS Career Center-Southeast Community College Hannah Peterson, Gustavus Adolphus Dean’s, Legacy; Kenyon Promise; Occidental Honors; Rhodes Honors; University of the South Sewanee Fairbanks Emily Petrick, Biola Provost’s Academic; Creighton Founders, Roman Shaffel S.J.; Dundee PTO-Thomas Hunter Memorial; Kansas State Honors; Northwest Missouri State Bearcat Advantage, Distinguished; Northwestern Peale; The Winifred, Ruth, Frances and Dorothy Edwards Foundation; UNK Regents, Honors Program; UNL David Distinguished, Honors Program; UNO Chancellor’s Jack Phillips, Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation Anna Pieper, The Winifred, Ruth, Frances and Dorothy Edwards Foundation; UNO Dean’s Ana Pineda Gutierrez, Midwest IB Merit; Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation; UNO Dreamer’s Pathway Lily Pitts, Adams PTA-Harry G. 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Sunderland Memorial; OPS Career Center Rising Star; UNL Nebraska Emerging Leaders Samual Shipman, OEA Foundation-Presidents’ Sierra Simpson, Colorado State Academic Recognition; McMillan Magnet Center Staff and PTO Ellie Sjogren, OEA Foundation-Dr. Hollie Bethel; Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation; The Winifred, Ruth, Frances and Dorothy Edwards Foundation; UNL David Distinguished; UNO Chancellor’s Derek Smith, Iowa State Award for Competitive Excellence Jacob Spagnotti, Aksarben Scholars/Horatio Alger Career Yaasmyn Spivey, Southwestern Community College athletic Zachary Stein, Center for Jewish /Jewish Federation of Omaha; Northwest Missouri State Adopt-a-Bearcat, Dreams, Freshman Merit, Green and White Advantage, Jennings Powering; OEA Foundation-Bernard and Eunice Gyger Alyssa Straley, OEA Foundation-Josephine Frisbie; OPS Career Center-David MacCallum Memorial Olivia Straub, Creighton Founders; Morning-

side Dean; Nebraska Methodist Wischmeier Dean’s Nursing; Regis Board of Trustees’; UNL James Canfield; UNO Dean’s Michael Svolos, Central High School Foundation-Virginia Lee Pratt; OEA Foundation-J. Arthur Nelson Memorial; UNL Regents, Honors Skyelar Taylor, Xavier-Louisiana Naomi Teetzel, Augustana Dean’s; Central High School Foundation-John Keenan; Nebraskans for Peace Jose Tellez Hernandez, Central High School Foundation-Henry Davis, CHS 1969; UNL Nebraska Emerging Leaders Kelsey Thomas, Central High School Foundation-Paul Jepsen, CHS 1924; Dundee PTO-Thomas Hunter Memorial; OEA Foundation-Gunnar Horn Journalism Alexys Townsend, UNL Nebraska Emerging Leaders Brandon Tran, OEA Foundation-Elsie Fisher Memorial; UNL Nebraska Emerging Leaders, Nebraska Legends Jacob Troia, Creighton Christina M. Hixson, Founders; Kansas Midwest Student Exchange; UNL Canfield; UNO Dean’s Grace Tuttle, Creighton Founders, Roman Shaffel S.J.; Denison Founders; Gustavus Adolphus Dean’s; Miami Merit; Seton Hall Summer, University; Dayton, Trustees’ Merit; Kansas Excellence; Missouri, Mark Twain Non-Resident; UNL David Distinguished Ashley Valenzuela, Belvedere PTA-Prodehl/Cackin/Jackson; Central High School Foundation-Ruth Pilling, CHS 1926, Staff 1936-73 Samantha Vogel, OEA Foundation-Josephine Frisbie; UNL James Canfield, Nebraska Emerging Leaders Anthony Wade, Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation Brandon Wagner, Fort Hays State athletic; UNK athletic Kathleen Walenta, Midwest Scholastic Art & Writing; New York Tisch; OEA Foundation-Josephine Frisbie; The Winifred, Ruth, Frances and Dorothy Edwards Foundation; Iowa Old Gold; Willa Cather Foundation-Norma Ross Walter Glenna’sha Walker, Midland Performing Arts; UNL Nebraska Emerging Leaders Keaundra Washington, Southwestern Community College athletic Mira Williams, Colorado State Academic Recognition; Drury Dean’s; King Science Magnet Center-Thomas Hunter Memorial; Nebraska Wesleyan Achievement, Black and Gold; Truman State Non-Resident Tuition, TruMerit Elijah Wilson, South Dakota State athletic; Montana athletic; Northern Iowa athletic; South Dakota athletic; Youngstown State athletic Christopher Winchester, Nebraska Future Business Leaders of America; UNO College of Business Administration Academy, Duffy Freshman, Regents, Robert C. Stedman Mary Winekauf, Iowa State Academic Recognition; Kansas State Honors; OEA Foundation-Sunny Slope Elementary Kathryn Collins Memorial Thomas Wright, UNL James Canfield Sadiya Xasan, Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation Owen Zahm, UNO Music Samantha Zeek, Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation

Concordia Emma Korte Outstanding Student Class rank: 4th out of 61 College plans: Grand Canyon University; music/worship leadership, counseling and Spanish Parents: Matt and Julie Korte About: Emma is well-rounded, articulate, bright and dedicated. Her wit and creativity bring new ideas to the classroom. She’s a natural, charismatic leader who inspires and connects with people. Under a demanding schedule, she copes well with stress and consistently treats people with love and respect.

Taylor Haer Key Staffer Journalistic role: Group leader on the school newspaper and yearbook. Also helped spearhead a broadcast video report. College plans: UNL, film and media studies Parents: Greg and Tracy Haer About: Taylor is a careful, diligent worker who is willing to take time and effort to ensure the final product is of the highest quality and reflects the excellence in our school. Scholarships offered at Concordia: Michael Backer, Creighton Founders; Nebraska Wesleyan Board of Govenors; UNO Regents, Roman Shaffel S.J. ; UNL Distinguished, Nebraska Legends Stephanie Barry, Concordia-Seward Music; UNL James Canfield; UNO Regents Shelby Betterton, Concordia-Seward Regents, Music, Lutheran Heritage Emily Bro, UNL Distinguished; UNO Chancellor’s Abbey Claussen, Nebraska Wesleyan President’s; UNO Deans Ross Doehling, Coe Trustee; Luther Founders; Regis Board of Trustees; Denver Deans; UNL James Canfield Monique Foupht, Creative Center College of Art and Design President’s, Andy Arrants Memorial; Grace Merit, Institutional Alex Furjanic, Palm Beach Atlantic President’s, Trustees Honors, Early Action Landon Garrelts, Azusa Pacific Founders; BIola Eagles; California Baptist Deans Jordan Gibbs, Nebraska Wesleyan Black & Gold Evan Henderson, Pepperdine Scholar; UNL Regents Cory Jacobson, Kansas Wesleyan Faith Johnson, Nebraska Wesleyan Archway; Northwest Missouri State Green & White Thomas Johnson, Concordia-Chicago Presidential; Concordia-Nebraska President’s, Music, Drama, Heritage; UNL Regents; UNO Regents Alec Johnston, Concordia-Nebraska Regents, basketball, Lutheran Heritage Emma Korte, Baptist University; Grand Canyon Chancellors; Ouachita Baptist; World-Herald Outstanding Student Hannah LaPierre, UNL James Canfield; South Dakota Coyote Commitment Distinction Joe Manning, Iowa State Merit; Montana State Merit; Susan Thompson Buffett; UNL Regents; UNO Walter Scott, Jr., Regents James Marion, Nebraska Christian Leading Courageously Katherine Messerschmidt, College of St. Mary Academic Merit Hannah Nail, Metropolitan Community College First Time Freshman Incentive Ryan Parmenter, Colorado Christian Merit; OMTA Senior Brooke Pickette, Creighton Merit; Loyola-Chicago Merit, University; Nebraska Wesleyan Black & Gold Brendon Pribyl, Iowa Western Community Admissions Foundation; Thresa Clark Honorary Jaedyn Ramirez, Briar Cliff Merit Derek Robbins, UNL Regents, CASNR Brooke Sorenson, Creighton Merit; Grand Canyon Presidential; Kansas KU Academic Ronnie Taylor, Midland football Hannah Voth, Nebraska Wesleyan Archway Emmalynn Walvoord, Midland Dance; Nebraska Wesleyan Black & Gold, NWU

Achievement Hannah Welsh, UNL James Canfield; UNO Chancellor’s Alecia Zauha, UNL Canfield, Pepsi Scholars Brenna Zirpel, Augustana Presidential, Trustee, Cheer; Central College; Creighton Founders

Creighton Prep Adam Joseph Mullin Outstanding Student Class rank: 2nd out of 263 College plans: undecided Parents: Jim and

Marla Mullin About: Adam has served as a dynamic leader as president of the student council, Campus Ministry Board member, spirit committee member and as a representative of the school. He is very generous with his time. He has a diversity of interests in addition to his excellent academic performance.

Dane Hansen Key Staffer Journalistic role: Editor of the monthly newspaper for 2015-16 College plans: undecided; aerospace engineering Parents: Craig Hansen, Jennifer Stone Hansen About: Dane has shown maturity, dedication and commitment, and he’s maintained a positive and friendly attitude. Dane’s staffers said: “His willingness to communicate, dedication and commitment to quality made the newspaper greatly successful.” And: “The newspaper design is professional, he is quite a good writer and a hard worker.” Scholarships offered at Creighton Prep: Brandon Andrew Abboud, Xavier athletic, Jesuit dean’s Chase Kendall Alberts, Clemson; Indiana dean’s; UNL regents Joshua Johnsen Anderson, Northern Michigan athletic Carson Davis Armsbury, Concordia academic Bradford Scott Ashby II, Creighton; Offutt Officers’ Spouses’ Club Jonathan Skyler Blossom, Marquette Pere Marquette; Seton Hall summer; St. Louis dean’s, Jesuit high school, higher purpose; Kansas Jayhawk generations Daniel John Blumel, Iowa State competitive excellence, engineering; St. Louis vice president’s, Jesuit high school; Kansas excellence; Minnesota National; UNL engineering, regents Jonathan Jihyan Boissy, Iowa State competitive excellence, engineering; UNL honors, regents Benjamin Thomas Bonebrake, Butler academic; Creighton Heider College of Business for Ethics and Social Responsibilty, Magis; Fordham semifinalist; Loyola Chicago Jesuit heritage, presidential; Marquette Pere Marquette; St. Louis vice president’s, Jesuit high school Jace Peter Brandl, Midland athletic Jack Wade Braswell, UNO regents James Quinn Brennan, Creighton Magis; Drake presidential; Hillsdale merit; Marquette Pere Marquette; Texas Christian dean’s; UNL honors, regents Michael Grant Brooks, St. Louis Ignatian, Jesuit high school Jackson Taylor Brown, St. Olaf Christiansen, faculty; Denver Lamont; UNL Canfield, School of Music; UNO chancellor’s James Patrick Carroll, Benedictine Brice Gatewood Clark, Creighton Founders, Jesuit recognition; Drake presidential; Regis Trustees’ Jesuit; Samford academic; St. Louis and Jesuit high school; UNL Nebraska achievement; UNO dean’s; Scranton dean’s; South Dakota Coyote commitment achievement; Urban League of Nebraska Elijah Johnathan Clark, Creighton; Grand Canyon provost; Hamline achievement, 1st; Mount Mercy Catholic education, soccer, Day, distinguished; Nebraska Wesleyan black, gold; Regis achievement Jesuit; St. John’s president’s, Catholic high school, academic; Salvation Army D.J.’s Hero; St. Thomas Michael Ray Corpuz, Creighton Founders, Jesuit recognition; Marquette Pere Marquette; Rockhurst Magis Jesuit high school, regent’s; St. Louis dean’s, Jesuit high school William Michael Danze, Creighton Jesuit recognition Patrick John Delaney, Creighton Jesuit recognition; UNL legends, Nebraska achievement Dante Joseph Dovali, Cal Poly outreach; Missouri Valley Professional Society; UNL legends, Nebraska Achievement, Nebraska emerging leaders; UNO dean’s Ryan Michael Draper, Iowa State competitive excellence, engineering; Dayton merit; Kansas chemistry/petroleum engineering, dean’s, exellence; UNL David West Hawksworth, honors, regents; Notre Dame provost, academic Dominic Ramon Eby, Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation; Union Pacific Latino employee network Joseph Michael Ernatt, Creighton founders, Jesuit recognition; Loyola Chicago Damen, Jesuit heritage; Marquette Pere Marquette; Nebraska Wesleyan founders; Rockhurst Breen; St. Louis vice president’s, Jesuit high school; Kansas nonresident KU excellence; UNL College of Education and Human Sciences, honors, regents John Paul Faur, Creighton Christina M. 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vice president’s, Jesuit high school; UNL engineering, honors, regents; UNO regents Leonard Karl McFadden, Marquette Pere Marquette; UNL emerging leader Kevin Richard Mikuls, Association of Marquette Women; Creighton founders; Fordham Loyola, tuition; Loyola Marymount achievement, Damen, Jesuit heritage, New Orleans president’s; Marquette Pere Marquette; Marymount Manhattan presidential; Pace president’s; Texas Christian faculty Adam Scott Misek, Lindenwood academic, leadership; Midland Anderson leader athlete; UNO chancellor’s Omar Octavio Mora, Creighton founders; Loyola Chicago Jesuit heritage, Jesuit, B.V.M., Sisters of Christian Charity; St. Louis and Jesuit high school; UNL emerging leader Robert Jefferson Morgensen, Hutchinson Community College NJCAA Baseball Andrew James Morrow, Fort Scott Community College athletic; Hastings legacy Spencer Anthony Mullen, Creighton founders; Marquette Jesuit high school; Texas Christian dean’s Adam Joseph Mullin, Canisius Ignatian, Jesuit, residential; Creighton Magis, Roman Shaffel S.J.; Gonzaga Joseph M. Cataldo S.J., trustee; Loyola Chicago presidential; Marquette Pere Marquette; Rotary Club of Omaha; St. Joseph dean’s, Jesuit preparatory; St. Louis vice president’s, Jesuit high school; UNL regents; Xavier; World-Herald outstanding student Cole Lee Nelson, Loyola Chicago Jesuit heritage, Trustee; St. John’s regents’/trustees’, Catholic high school, Abbey; Iowa Hawkeye achievement; St. Thomas academic Brian Patrick Newton, Creighton founders; Loyola Chicago dean’s, Jesuit heritage; Marquette Pere Marquette Don Raphael Nguyen, Michigan State distinguished; Purdue presidential; Runza Student of the Week; St. Louis presidential; Texas Christian dean’s; Miami Isaac Bashevis Singer; Southern California leadership scholar; Villanova Uy Quoc Trong Nguyen, Ringling College of Art and Design; Savannah College of Art and Design academic honors; Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation; UNO regents Spencer Thomas Nussrallah, Oglethorpe presidential; Rockhurst Breen, Loyola; St. John’s regents’/trustees’, Catholic high school, Abbey; St. Louis vice president’s, Jesuit high school; Texas Christian dean’s; Alabama engineering leadership, presidential; UNL chancellor’s, honors, Raikes School; UNO regents; Oklahoma National Merit; Texas at Dallas academic excellence; Tulsa Vision Brendan Joseph Owens, UNL David distinguished, honors, Raikes School; UNO regents Andres John Peck, Bluff City Lodge of Iowa Family; Creighton Christina M. Hixson, Jesuit recognition; Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation Blake Thomas Pedersen, Kansas midwest student exchange Riley Joseph Pelster, Creighton Jesuit recognition; Rockhurst Knapp, Loyola Maxwell Clemente Peterson, Carthage merit; Colorado State provost; UNL Nebraska achievement; Wisconsin Stout Polytechnic Nicholas Ryan Pray, Iowa State competitive excellence; Nebraska Wesleyan achievement, black, gold; UNL CASNR Barrett Robert Preister, Seton Hall summer Francis Joseph Prosser, Kansas State College of Agriculture, legacy, midwest student exchange Carter Richard Prout, Creighton founders, Jesuit recognition; UNL Canfield Daniel William Ptacek, Creighton founders, Jesuit recognition; Fordham Loyola; Gonzaga regents; Loyola Chicago Damen; Marquette FACHEX; St. Louis dean’s, Jesuit high school; UNL Canfield Zachary Thomas Pusic, Creighton Jesuit recognition, Magis; St. Louis vice president’s, Jesuit high school; Texas Christian dean’s; UNL regents Robert Allen Reed, Creighton Magis; Gonzaga trustee; Marquette Pere Marquette; St. Louis vice president’s, Jesuit high school; Texas Christian dean’s Mitchell Morris Rhoades, Rockhurst Loyola, McCabe, regent’s; UNL Canfield; UNO dean’s John Henry Richter, Creighton academic merit, Roman Shaffel S.J.; Fordham at Rose Hill Fordham Jogues; Marquette Pere Marquette; Regis trustees’ Jesuit; Rockhurst Breen, Loyola; Santa Clara Jesuit Ignatian; St. Louis dean’s, Jesuit high school; Texas Christian dean’s; Kansas nonresident excellence; UNL Canfield; Xavier Lucas Anthony Ripa, OEA Foundation; UNL College of Engineering Trejan Isaiah Rodriguez, Creighton; St. Thomas Drew Michael Russell, Augustana trustees/ presidential Aaron Robert Salzman, Creighton Jesuit recognition, Magis, Roman Shaffel S.J.; Fordham semifinalist; Loyola Chicago Jesuit heritage, presidential; Notre Dame provost’s, academic Ian Andrew Salzman, Creighton Magis, Roman Shaffel S.J.; Loyola Chicago Jesuit heritage, presidential; Nebraskans For Peace Alisher Samiev, Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation Thomas John Schembari, Creighton Magis; Loyola Chicago Damen, Jesuit heritage; Marquette Pere Marquette; St. Louis dean’s, Jesuit high school; Texas Christian dean’s William Kenneth Schenken, Loyola Marymount Jesuit high school; St. Louis dean’s, Jesuit high school; UNL David distinguished Nathan Michael Schimonitz, Creighton founders; Rockhurst Loyola, McCabe, regent’s; St. Louis dean’s, enhanced merit, Jesuit high school; Kansas midwest student exchange Steven Michael Sharp, Buena Vista heritage; Grand Canyon faculty; Marquette Pere Marquette; Oklahoma honor NRTW; St. Louis Ignatian, Jesuit high school; Xavier Isaac Roberts Shields, UNL honors, regents; UNO regents Nathan Martineau Singh, Fordham semifinalist; Gonzaga trustee; Metropolitan Conference; Ohio State Maximus; Santa Clara provost; St. Louis presidential finalist, Jesuit high school; Richmond presidential; Southern California dean’s Kevin Lin Steele, Iowa State engineering; Iowa engineering, Fred Stebler, Old Gold Cole Thomas Stormberg, Truman State non-resident tuition, TruMerit; UNO chancellor’s

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Continued from Page 19 Nicholas Donald Sudbeck, Creighton Magis; St. Louis vice president’s, Jesuit high school; Texas Christian dean’s; Xavier Louis Alfred Thiel, Grand Canyon dean Dylan Michael Thompson, Iowa State competitive excellence; Kansas nonresident excellence; UNL Canfield, College of Engineering, legends; UNO engineering, regents Blake Christian Tooley, Iowa State competitive excellence; UNL Canfield; UNO dean’s Michael Stephen Toth, Creighton Jesuit recognition; Rockhurst Loyola Zachary Davitt Treves, UNL Canfield Thomas Christian Troia, Creighton founders; Loyola Chicago dean’s, Jesuit heritage; Marquette Pere Marquette; Southern Methodist founder’s; St. Louis enhanced merit, Jesuit high school, tuition Jack Edward Underwood, Arizona State dean; Iowa State competitive excellence; UNO dean’s Charles Anthony VanDyke, Creighton founders; Marquette Pere Marquette; St. Louis dean’s, Jesuit high school Matthew Joseph Vescio, DePaul St. Vincent de Paul Brett Riley Vosik, Kansas baseball, non-resident achievement Jack Andrew Vosik, Creighton Jesuit recognition; St. Louis Ignatian, Jesuit high school Ethan Michael Walz, Creighton Jesuit recognition; Rockhurst Loyola James Cyrell Warren, Baylor provost’s gold; Creighton founders; Southern Methodist discovery, founder’s; St. Louis vice president’s, Jesuit high school; Texas Christian dean’s; Missouri Diversity non-resident tuition waiver; UNL Canfield, emerging leader Nicholas John Weaver, Creighton Magis, Roman Shaffel S.J.; Iowa State competitive excellence, engineering; St. Louis vice president’s, presidential finalist, Jesuit high school; Iowa Old Gold; UNL regents Elias Xavier West, Fairfield Bellarmine; Loyola Marymount achievement, Hill Foundation Jesuit secondary school; Santa Clara Jesuit Ignatian; UNL David distinguished Jacob Matthew West, St. Olaf Christiansen, dean’s Thomas Edward White, Milwaukee Institute of Art design admissions Thomas Bernard Wilson, Creighton Jesuit recognition; Loyola Chicago Jesuit heritage; Regis St. John Francis Regis; Rockhurst Loyola; St. Louis Jesuit high school Triston Wilson, UNL Canfield John Robert Woltemath, UNL Canfield Aaron Christopher Wurtele, UNO dean’s Kris Marshawn Young, St. Louis Ignatian, Jesuit high school Zacary Charles Zagozda, UNO athletic William Louis Zawaideh-Haddadin, Baylor dean’s gold; Creighton; Hamline achievement; Regis achievement Jesuit; Rockhurst Knapp; St. John’s president’s, Catholic high school, Abbey; Seton Hall; St. Louis Ignatian, Jesuit high school; St. Thomas; Xavier Christopher Ming Zhen, Creighton founders

Douglas County West Allissa Flynn Outstanding Student Class rank: 1st out of 70 College plans: UNL; premedicine Parents: Rob and Laura Flynn About: Allissa is a brilliant and determined student who is highly committed to our school and community. She is involved in speech, drama, student council, quiz bowl, science club, art club and cheerleading. She was a school representative at the University of Nebraska Medical Center High School Alliance and Cornhusker Girls State.

Michayla Stawniak Key Staffer Journalistic role: Multiple roles on the newspaper, from photographer to copy editor; her standout work was as page designer. College plans: UNO; pre-medicine Parents: Ray and Diane Stawniak About: Michayla not only showed commitment to the production but also to other members of the staff. She was always willing to offer help to other writers. Her expertise and reliability will be greatly missed. Scholarships offered at Douglas County West: Julissa Bakken, UNL Nebraska Emerging Leaders, Nebraska Achievement, Health and Sciences, Susan Buffett; UNK chancellors; DC West PTSA Gabrielle Barnes, Charles G. Rosland; DC West Post Prom; Northwest Missouri State Freshman Merit, Green and White Advantage Emily Bednar, UNO CBA Scholars Academy, Duffy Freshman, Regents, Susan Buffett; UNL regents; Concordia Presidents; Creighton Founders; Waterloo Fire & Rescue/John Love Memorial Tianna Bertram, Nancy Condron Nursing Noah Bevington, John “Barney” Barnhill; Sons of the American Legion; VFW #9897 AL #58/Hometown Fireworks; Western Douglas County Rotary Morgan Buckley, Aksarben Foundation/ Horatio Alger Career; Midland Choir; Nancy Condron Nursing Colton Davidson, Metropolitan Community College First-Time Freshman Incentive; Chuck and Kathy Poore Family; Valley Masonic Lodge #310 Trevin Derr, Nebraska Wesleyan Black and Gold, Achievement; UNK Dean’s Drew Dravland, Veterans of Foreign War #9897 Allissa Flynn, Texas Christian Dean’s; Rockhurst Breen; Creighton Roman Shaffel S.J., Merit, Magis; UNL Honors Textbook, Regents, Student Fund; American Legion Post #58; Western Douglas County Chamber of Commerce; Charles G. Rosland; Valley Volunteer Firefighters; World-Herald Outstanding Student Salina Fortina, Aksarben Foundation/Horatio Alger Career Devin Hall, Rod Regert Technical Matthew Harvey, Aksarben Foundation/ Horatio Alger Career; South Dakota Coyote Commitment Promise Taylor Hayden, Aksarben Foundation/ Horatio Alger Career; Valley Masonic Victory Lodge #310 Marisol Hernandez, Aksarben Foundation/ Horatio Alger Career; DC West National Honor Society Macy Hollingsed, College of St. Mary Academic Achievement; UNK Regents; UNL Canfield; UNO Regents; Creighton Founders; Methodist Physicians Clinic Gavin Hubbard, Vermont Presidential Academic; Massachusetts Amherst Director’s Academic; Mercyhurst Academic; Maine Umaine Flagship; Michigan State Academic, University Scholars Dane Johnson, Creighton Founders; Denver Chancellor’s; DC West Post Prom Colton Kerlhi, Metropolitan Community College First-Time Freshman Incentive; Johnny Baxter Jonathan Kracht, DC West Post Prom Sierra Lawler, Bemidji State Student Success; Chadron State Presidential, Leadership; Central College; Doane Van Hoy; Rockhurst Weiss Jacob Mazur, Waterloo Fire & Rescue/John Love Memorial Jacob Nielsen, UNL Dean’s, Canfield; UNO Dean’s; DC West Post Prom Brian Petersen, Nebraska Wesleyan Black and Gold; Midland athletic, Campus Visit Austin Reule, BRAN Jessica Salzar, Briar Cliff Academic; UNL James Canfield, Honors Textbook, Chancellor’s Leadership, Nebraska Emerging Lead-

ers, Nebraska Achievement, Susan Buffett; UNK Regents; Arizona State New American University Program; Grand Canyon Chancellor’s; Creighton Founders; UNO Dean’s, Honors Learning Community Opportunity; Methodist Physicians Clinic Courtney Schafer, Higher Education; DC West Education Association; American Red Cross Michayla Stawniak, Aksarben Foundation/ Horatio Alger Career Lauren Swensen, Northwest Missouri State Freshman Merit, Green and White Advantage Emily Van Werden, Baylor Provost’s Gold; Stetson Faculty; Peru State Trustees; Northwest Missouri State Tower, Bearcat Advantage; Missouri Western Governors; Buena Vista Heritage; Doane Trustees, Visiting; Iowa State Academic Recognition; Simpson Honor Garrett Walvoord, Nebraska Wesleyan Archway; Chuck and Kathy Poore Family; DC West PTSA Wyatt Whitaker, UNL Regents; UNO Regents Madelyn Wurth, Nebraska Wesleyan Theatre, Archway; Oklahoma City Bachelor of Arts in Theatre and Performance; DC West Education Association; Max Henderson Condron Music; Valley Masonic Victory Lodge #310

Duchesne Academy Lauren Stierman Outstanding Student Class rank: 1st out of 72 College plans: Colorado College; undecided Parents: Matt and Trisha Stierman About: Lauren distinguishes herself through her steadfast commitment to everything she does. But what is most impressive is her character and her integrity. Lauren is an exemplary role model, is grounded in her faith and her values guide her decision- making and generous approach to life.

Laura Rouw Key Staffer Journalistic role: Member of the yearbook staff concentrating on the layout and design College plans: Kansas State Unversity; pre-veterinary science Parents: Mike and Kellye Rouw About: Laura completed her assignments for the yearbook in a timely manner with a high degree of quality and accuracy, but what truly separated her from her peers was her commitment to a high quality yearbook. She routinely volunteered for extra duties and projects to keep the publication moving towards completion. Scholarships offered at Duchesne: Margaret Foley Abboud, Butler academic; Loyola Chicago Rambler; Loyola-New Orleans; Marquette Pere Marquette; Saint Joseph’s academic; St. Louis academic Anna M. Becker, Buena Vista arch; Coe College trustee; Coeur De Jesu; Hamline achievement, theatre arts; Northwest Missouri State Tower; Omaha Theatre Arts Guild; Rockhurst Loyola, Knapp; St. Ambrose academic; St. Catherine presidential, venture; UNO dean’s Claire Elizabeth Benedix, Gonzaga dean’s; Regis trustees’; Rockhurst McCabe,

Loyola; Iowa National; UNL Canfield; UNO Regents; Wyoming Rocky Mountain; Xavier presidential Megan Rose Bengier, Loyola New Orleans presidential; St. Benedict/St. John’s dean’s, Catholic high school, music; St. Catherine presidential; St. Thomas academic Maggie Grace Bockart, Novozymes North American Inc.; UNO distinguished, regents Theresa Bracht, Purdue presidential Grace Katherine Campagna, Fordham dean’s; George Washington presidential; Loyola Chicago presidential, director’s; Marquette Pere Marquette; St. Louis higher purpose, presidential finalist; UNL regents; Villanova academic Caitlyn Marie Caniglia, Augustana academic achievement, leadership; Regis achievement; St. Catherine venture Clara Jane Crenshaw, Creighton academic; Drake presidential; Loyola Chicago trustee; Loyola New Orleans dean’s; Marquette Pere Marquette; Regis achievement; St. Louis merit; Kansas midwest student exchange Lauren Marie Deetz, UNO regents Marcelina Sandra Delgado, Creighton academic; Seton Hall academic; St. Louis presidential; UNL emerging leaders Grace Ann Dickas, Benedictine academic, music/band; Creighton Roman Shaffel S.J., Magis; Dean H. and Floreen G. Eastman; Franciscan Steubenville academic; Nebraska Educational Savings Trust; UNL Raikes School, regents, honors program; Notre Dame provost’s Anne Elizabeth Donahoe, Benedictine academic; Creighton founders; Mount Marty; St. Benedict/St. John’s president’s, Catholic high school; St. Mary’s Minnesota opportunity Maggie Aislinn Doyle, Loyola Chicago presidential; Loyola Maryland presidential; Loyola New Orleans presidential; Marquette Pere Marquette; Santa Clara dean’s; Tulane presidential; UNL regents Samantha Allingham Draper, Creighton Roman Shaffel S.J., Magis; Marquette Pere Marquette; Southern Methodist discovery, second century; St. Louis vice presidents’; Texas Christian deans; Kansas non-resident achievement Mimi Olivianne Fitzgerald, Butler academic; Creighton founders; Loyola Chicago; Marquette Pere Marquette; St. Louis dean’s; Texas Christian faculty; St. Thomas academic Emma Noelle Gallaher, Miami academic excellence; Clemson academic excellence; Mississippi merit, out-of-state academic; Gary and Barbara Rodkin; New Hampshire presidential Julia Mae Gollobit, Bradley presidential; Butler Fairview; Loyola New Orleans presidential, Loyola scholar; Marquette Pere Marquette; Regis trustees’, science; Xavier presidential; Seton Hall academic, summer; Kansas excellence; UNO chancellor’s; New Orleans Lagniappe; Warren Wilson College Community Engagement/leadership, dean’s; Washburn Garvey Ashley Nicole Gordon, Kansas State midwest student exchange Ariana Maria Haddad, Iowa State president’s competitive excellence; Kansas State engineering, midwest student exchange; Rochester mock trial and model UN; Peter Kiewit Institute Walter Scott Jr.; Santa Clara dean’s; UNL regents; UNO regents; Tulsa academic Julia C. Hall, Iowa State Cardinal, College of Business, president’s competitive excellence; Thomas J. Watson Memorial; YWIB senior leader Collette Jean Hanusek, Benedictine academic; Creighton academic merit Gracia Louise Hasebroock, Loyola Chicago Loyola; Marquette Pere Marquette; Regis achievement; Rockhurst Loyola; St. Benedict/St. John’s Benedictine, Catholic high school; Xavier Buschmann Lauren Nicole Hedrick, Benedictine academic, athletic; Creighton academic merit; Marquette Ignatius academic achievement; Regis achievement; Rockhurst achievement; St. Joseph’s academic; Kansas midwest student exchange; Coeur De Jesu; Xavier Mary Catherine Hertzel, Rockhurst Knapp; St. Thomas Carolyn Clare Hoover, Creighton Roman Shaffel S.J., founders; Fordham Loyola, academic merit; Gonzaga trustee; Iowa State president’s competitive excellence; Loyola Chicago Damen; Pacific Northwest College of Art, North Park Blocks; Seton Hall; St. Louis Madrid Inigo; St. Louis vice president’s, higher purpose; The New School

Parsons/Lang merit; Portland president’s Erin Elise Horner, Colorado State provost; Creighton Roman Shaffel S.J., founders; Regis trustees’; St. Louis deans; Iowa National; UNO chancellor’s; Portland president’s Lauren Ibarrola, Clark scholars; Creighton Roman Shaffel S.J., academic merit; Fordham; Loyola Marymount; Loyola Chicago Damen; Marquette Pere Marquette; Regis achievement; Rockhurst Loyola, McCabe, tuition exchange; Samford academic; St. Louis merit, FACHEX tuition; Texas Christian faculty, tuition exchange; Missouri Mark Twain non-resident, diversity non-resident tuition waiver; UNL leadership, Canfield; St. Thomas Madison Eileen Johns, Marquette Pere Marquette; Miami merit; UNL regents; UNO regents; San Diego Alcala Melanie Anne Kaiser, Case Western Reserve; Creighton Roman Shaffel S.J., Magis; Fordham dean’s; Loyola Chicago presidential; St. Joseph’s presidential; UNL regents; Xavier Vanessa Anne Kalil, Boston College; Marquette Magis Caitlin Ann Kelley, Benedictine academic; Colorado State presidential; Creighton academic; Loyola Chicago trustee; Loyola New Orleans; Marquette Pere Marquette; St. Louis merit; St. Olaf merit Sadie June Kirschenman, Creighton academic merit; Drake presidential; George Washington presidential; Grinnell founder’s; Loyola Chicago presidential; Marquette Pere Marquette; UNL regents; UNO regents Samantha Rose Lammers, Colorado State academic recognition; Creighton academic merit; Fordham tuition; Loyola New Orleans academic; Marquette Pere Marquette; St. Louis vice presidents’; Kansas excellence Olivia Loraine Langenberg, Butler academic; Creighton Roman Shaffel S.J., Magis; Fordham Loyola, tuition; George Washington presidential; Gonzaga trustee; Seton Hall; Texas Christian deans; Willamette Molly Marie Laughlin, Baylor academic; Creighton academic; Kansas State midwest student exchange Clare Elise Longacre, Creighton academic merit; Regis achievement; Rockhurst Loyola; St. Louis merit; Truman State TruMerit; Kansas achievement; Xavier Elena Ann Frances Maestas, Creighton Roman Shaffel S.J., Magis; Fordham dean’s; OEA Foundation president’s; UNL regents Caitlin Mary McFadden, Benedictine; Creighton founders; Drake presidential; Regis achievement; Rockhurst Knapp, Loyola; St. Thomas alumni endowed, academic Estelle Freeman McKinney, Baylor president’s gold; Butler academic; Truman State president’s leadership, non-resident tuition; UNL Canfield; Tulsa academic Chandler Misselt, Creighton Magis; Loyola Chicago Loyola; San Diego presidential, academic Marena Ailene Modica, Kansas State Denison Grace Ann Neary, Butler academic; Seton Hall; St. Louis deans; Missouri-Columbia Mark Twain non-resident Divya Nimmagadda, Vanderbilt Cornelius Vanderbilt; Emory academic; Fordham National Merit; George Washington presidential; Southern California presidential Therese Kathleen O’Malley, DePaul St. Vincent de Paul; Loyola Chicago Loyola; St. Louis Ignatian Katelyn Marie Otto, Iowa State Cardinal, academic recognition Jacqueline Rae Petersen, Creighton founders; Loyola Chicago Rambler Hannah Mary Petty, Kansas Jayhawk generations, midwest student exchange Amy Marie Prusa, Bradley deans, neighbor-state; Creighton founders, Roman Shaffel S.J.; Marquette Pere Marquette; Regis trustees’; UNL dean’s merit; UNO dean’s Madeline Elaine Reed, Bradley presidential, academic; Creighton Magis; DePaul presidential; Drake presidential; Gonzaga trustee; Marquette Pere Marquette; St. Joseph’s presidential; Santa Clara dean’s; Seton Hall; St. Louis vice presidents’; Villanova Maya Catherine Reed-Bouley, Marquette Pere Marquette; Rockhurst Loyola, Knapp; St. Joseph’s; St. Mary’s-California; St. Thomas; Xavier Jesuit leadership Casey Meghan Reefe, Creighton academic; Loyola New Orleans academic; Marquette Pere Marquette; Rockhurst Knapp; St. John’s academic achievement; St. Louis Ignatian; Kansas midwest student exchange; Xavier Jessica Marie Rodino, Costal Carolina

presidential; New Mexico State out of state competitive; Portland State out of state opportunity; St. Louis vice presidents’; Tulane premier; British Columbia international; UNO regents Laura Catherine Rouw, Carroll trustee; Kansas State ag department, midwest student exchange; Missouri Mark Twain non-resident; UNL CASNR Kristin Marie Sheridan, Omaha Police Federal Credit Union-Robert Sklenar Memorial; UNL regents Lauren Marie Stierman, Benedictine academic; World-Herald outstanding student Isabel Carolina Tine, Eckerd achievement; Rockhurst Loyola, Knapp; St. Joseph’s academic merit; St. Thomas; Xavier Emma Elizabeth Townsend, DePaul deans; Truman State president’s honorary, non-resident tuition; Iowa Old Gold; UNO regents Archana Meera Varman, Creighton founders; Drexel A.J. Drexel; Loyola Marymount achievement; Marquette Pere Marquette; St. Louis deans, FACHEX tuition; Pittsburgh Panther Pride Brittany Elizabeth Wichman, Benedictine academic; Loyola Chicago presidential, FACHEX tuition; St. Louis vice president’s, FACHEX tuition; Xavier honors, FACHEX tuition Olivia Grace Wilson, Xavier Emily Ann Young, St. Louis deans Alexandra Isabe Zachariasl, Creighton founders; Gonzaga Dussault; Loyola Marymount; Loyola Maryland presidential; Loyola New Orleans dean’s; Marquette Pere Marquette; Regis achievement; St. Louis deans, FACHEX tuition; Xavier dean’s Emily Zhang, UNL Raikes, regents,

honors program

Elkhorn Matthew King Outstanding Student Class rank: 1st out of 202 College plans: Creighton, Tulsa or Iowa State; biology and economics Parents: Scott King and Lori King About: Matt devoured our most rigorous courses and still maintained a balance between his academic work, his involvement in extra-curricular opportunities and leading the student body. Matt is a wonderful role model; he is humbled by his own accomplishments and continues to help others to improve.

Anna Schuett Key Staffer Journalistic role: Editor-in-chief of yearbook and staff member College plans: UNL; journalism Parents: Greg and Cathi Schuett About: Anna is organized, detailoriented and deadline-driven. She has an overall vision that shows her journalism passion. She has a knack for photography and an eye for design that sets her apart from others. She has attended several journalism events and won several awards. Scholarships offered at Elkhorn: Emily Adams, Arizona State New American scholar dean’s Kaylee Aherns, Creighton founders; Kansas State honors Sarah Amavisca, UNL emerging leader,

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Brownell-Talbot School congratulates the Class of 2016!

The Class of 2016 earned more than $2.8 million in scholarships. 100% will attend college and are accepted to the following colleges and universities:

The 2016 graduates were offered admission to 64 colleges and universities in 23 states and the District of Columbia! 400 N Happy Hollow Blvd Omaha NE 68132 402.556.3772 brownell.edu

Ave Maria University (FL) Barnard College (NY) Benedictine College (KS) Boston University (MA) Butler County Community College (KS) California Institute of Technology Carleton College (MN) Case Western Reserve University (OH) Chadron State College (NE) Colgate University (NY) Columbia University (NY) Cornell College (IA) Creighton University (NE) Doane College (NE) Drake University (IA) Fordham University (NY) Franciscan University (OH) Georgetown University (DC) Georgia Institute of Technology Grace University (NE) Grinnell College (IA) Hastings College (NE) Hillsdale College (MI) Kansas State University Kettering University (MI) Macalester College (MN) Massachusetts Institute of Technology Metropolitan Community College (NE) Midland University (NE) Montana State University, Bozeman Morningside College (IA) Nebraska Wesleyan University

New York University Northwestern University (IL) Peru State College (NE) Pittsburg State University (KS) Pratt Institute (NY) Purdue University (IN) Reed College (OR) Rhode Island School of Design Rice University (TX) Rockhurst University (MO) Saint Louis University (MO) School of the Art Institute of Chicago (IL) School of Visual Arts (NY) Smith College (MA) South Dakota State University Swarthmore College (PA) Syracuse University (NY) Tufts University (MA) University of Alabama University of Chicago (IL) University of Colorado-Denver University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign University of Michigan University of Minnesota, Twin Cities University of Nebraska at Lincoln University of Nebraska at Omaha University of Pennsylvania University of Pittsburgh (PA) University of Texas-Dallas University of Wyoming Washington University in St. Louis Williams College (MA)


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Continued from Page 20 Hixson-Lied undergraduate, Glenn Korff marching band, concert ensemble Levi Amundson, Midland football; Northwest Missouri State Green and White advantage Sarah Barmettler, Iowa State academic recognition Alex Bedel, Nebraska Wesleyan presidents, Bennett, Access Delaney Bell, Elkhorn Public Schools Foundation-Carl Riley Brodersen Memorial softball Christina Berger, Elkhorn Public Schools Foundation-ACHIEVE, Westridge PTO; UNL Canfield Allisyn Besack, Baker merit, tuition exchange; Concordia dean’s, Lutheran heritage, tuition exchange, women’s track; Doane trustees, women’s track, tuition exchange; Eastern Star; Elkhorn Public Schools Foundation-Don Petersen Family, Dr. Harriet Bluford Memorial; William Jewell dean’s, tuition exchange Devan Blancett, Elkhorn Public Schools Foundation-ACHIEVE; Susan Buffett Foundation college opportunity; UNO chancellor’s Madison Bowes, Elkhorn Public Schools Foundation-ACHIEVE; Oklahoma City university, talent Tyler Bromm, Elkhorn Public Schools Foundation-Don Petersen Family Jessica Brummell, Elkhorn Public Schools Foundation-ACHIEVE Jayme Burney, Creighton founders; DePaul scholars; Elkhorn Public Schools Foundation-ACHIEVE, Elkhorn Girls Softball Association; St. Louis academic; UNL Canfield; UNO regents Sierra Cammack, Elkhorn Public Schools Foundation-ACHIEVE; UNL chancellor’s, honors scholar Danielle Carlson, College of St. Mary athletic, academic; Elkhorn Public Schools Foundation-ACHIEVE, EMS Booster Club, Legacy Eyecare; UNK regents; UNL David distinguished; South Dakota Coyote commitment leadership Ashley Chovanec, Elkhorn Public Schools Foundation-ACHIEVE; Iowa State competitive excellence; Northwest Missouri State; UNL CASNR Diane Claassen, UNO regents Viola Currie, Creighton founders; Elkhorn Public Schools Foundation-ACHIEVE; UNK chancellor’s; UNO dean’s Jocelyn Daubendiek, Bellevue Quiz Bowl; Creighton Magis, Roman Shaffel S.J.; Elkhorn Public Schools Foundation-ACHIEVE, William Patton science; UNL regents, honors scholar, CASNR Logan Davis, Elkhorn Public Schools Foundation-Class of 61- Echtencamp/Warren/ Paasch-Wilkins Memorial, Manchester PTO, Powers Automotive Technical Career Real World Initiative Tosha Davis, Douglas County Farm Bureau; Elkhorn Education Association; Elkhorn Public Schools Foundation-ACHIEVE; Liberty academic Zoey Devney, Colorado State provost’s; Iowa State competitive excellence; Kansas State College of Agriculture, midwest student exchange; UNL CASNR Erin Drilling, Capitol School of Hairstyling and Esthetics Nathan Dunn, Northwest Missouri State Bearcat advantage Andrew Elliott, Cedarville faculty scholar Philip Elliott, Nebraska Wesleyan black and gold; Northwest Missouri State Tower, Bearcat advantage, athletic Abigail Enholm, Elkhorn Public Schools Foundation-ACHIEVE Kelsey Epp, Elkhorn Public Schools Foundation-ACHIEVE, Gina Cyza Memorial, Nick Alfrey Memorial; Northwestern Peale Maxwell Fedde, UNO chancellor’s Joseph Fees Jr., Briar Cliff freshman academic, track/field Shelby Fischman, Doane community, theatre Alejandra Garcia, Midland performing arts Romano Gastali, Creighton Roman Shaffel S.J., founders; Elkhorn Public Schools Foundation-ACHIEVE, Wortman/Bacus commitment to excellence; Mutual of Omaha; UNL Canfield, Nebraska legends; UNO chancellor’s Anna Gottsch, Nebraska Wesleyan black and gold, achievement, honors academy William Gottsch II, Missouri athletic, Mark Twain non-resident Svanna Gutierrez, Elkhorn Public Schools Foundation-ACHIEVE Kaitlyn Habrock, Elkhorn Education Association; Elkhorn Public Schools Foundation-ACHIEVE; Iowa State competitive excellence; UNL Canfield Vincent Hahn, UNL Nebraska achievement Wyatt Hamsa, Doane athletic; Grand View athletic; Midland athletic; William Penn athletic Bowen Harman, Midland performing arts Matthew Hart, Concordia Nathaniel Heimann, Elkhorn Public Schools Foundation-ACHIEVE, AXA Advisors, Elkhorn Kids Campus former student, Hillrise PTO, Nathan Waggoner Memorial; Morningside trustee; Minnesota-Morris academic; UNL regents Paige Hendrix, Nebraska Wesleyan archway, achievement; NSTRA Caroline Henery, Elkhorn Public Schools Foundation-ACHIEVE; Iowa State academic; Kansas State midwest student exchange, College of Agriculture Skylar Hester, Elkhorn Public Schools Foundation-No Frills Personal Best Lauren Hoag, Elkhorn Public Schools Foundation-Don Petersen Family; Northwest Missouri State Tower, Bearcat advantage Tanner Hunt, UNK athletic Mercedes Isaacson-Cover, Elkhorn Public Schools Foundation-ACHIEVE, Kayla Wilkins Memorial, pARTners; Northwest Missouri State distinguished, Bearcat advantage; USD Coyote commitment achievement Delaney Jakopovic, Northwest Missouri State Tower, freshman merit, Bearcat advantage James Janvrin, Elkhorn Public Schools Foundation-ACHIEVE, EYSA attack basketball, Vic Porter Memorial; Iowa State competitive excellence, generations; UNL David distinguished, university honors Abishai Javier, Elkhorn Public Schools Foundation-Elkhorn Volunteer Rescue Alyssa Jones, Elkhorn Public Schools Foundation-ACHIEVE Madeline Kimme, Creighton Roman Shaffel S.J., merit; Elkhorn Public Schools Foundation-ACHIEVE; Missouri Mark Twain; UNL chancellor’s, university honors Matthew King, Baylor president’s gold; Creighton Scott scholars; Elkhorn Public Schools Foundation-ACHIEVE; Iowa State competitive excellence, Beer Orth legacy; TCU dean’s; Tulsa presidential; UNL regents; World-Herald outstanding student Hannah Knudsen, Creighton Roman Shaffel S.J.; Elkhorn Public Schools Foundation-ACHIEVE, Lamski Family Young Women’s STEM, Manchester PTO, West Dodge Station PTO; Iowa State generations, competitive excellence; One Million 4 Anna Foundation Ewings Sarcoma Survivors; St. Louis dean’s Connor Krecklow, Elkhorn Public Schools Foundation-Carl Riley Brodersen Memorial football, Wortman/Bacus commitment to excellence Maggie Lamski, Elkhorn Public Schools Foundation-ACHIEVE Raven Leal, Elkhorn Public Schools Foundation-ACHIEVE; UNL regents, university honors Connor Mabry, Woodhouse Ford ASSET Program Chandler Melcher, Northwest Missouri State Bearcat advantage Emma Milenkovich, Elkhorn Public Schools Foundation-ACHIEVE; Methodist Women’s Hospital volunteen Robert Mills, Clemson out-of-state tuition, E.H. Gregory Term; Elkhorn Public Schools Foundation-ACHIEVE; UNL David distinguished, university honors Tyler Morrissey, Aksarben Foundation/Horatio Alger Career Jeniveve Mulherin, Elkhorn Public Schools Foundation-ACHIEVE; Waldorf Chantell Cooley Leadership for Women Trevor Nelson, Doane academic, football Amanda Odom, Elkhorn Public Schools Foundation-ACHIEVE; Liberty academic, champion, early deposit, new student books Gabrielle Peek, Elkhorn Public Schools Foundation-ACHIEVE; Northwest Missouri State Tower, Bearcat advantage Jordan Penn, Elkhorn Public Schools Foundation-ACHIEVE, Carl L. and Mary A. White Kelly Petersen, Elkhorn Public Schools Foundation-ACHIEVE, Skylar Elizabeth Hunter Memorial; South Dakota State yellow and blue, Jackrabbit achievement, music; UNL regents, university honors, Aspiring Innovators

in the Making Benjamin Petrmichl, Elkhorn Public Schools Foundation-Edward W. Ohm Memorial, Elkhorn High band booster, Liz Dolph Memorial; UNL Hixson-Lied undergraduate, Glenn Korff School of Music, marching band, concert ensemble Austin Pfeil, Elkhorn Public Schools Foundation-ACHIEVE; UNL regents, chancellor’s leadership; UNO regents Hollin Poehlman, Elkhorn Public Schools Foundation-ACHIEVE; UNL Canfield; UNO dean’s; Wayne State James A Bracken Memorial Alison Raszler, Elkhorn Public Schools Foundation-Elkhorn Girls Softball Association, Elkhorn Lawn Care Entrepreneur; UNO CBA scholars academy, Duffy freshman Jordyn Ritnour, Elkhorn Public Schools Foundation-ACHIEVE, Don Petersen Family; North Dakota State presidential, Frank Bain freshman presidential Gayle Rocz, Elkhorn Public Schools Foundation-ACHIEVE; UNL dance Jack Rogers, Concordia football, achievement; Elkhorn Public Schools Foundation-Wortman/Bacus commitment to excellence; Morningside athletic, ambassador, achievement; William Penn football Seth Rohs, Elkhorn Public Schools Foundation-ACHIEVE; Iowa State competitive excellence, engineering; UNL regents, university honors Evan Ryan, Elkhorn Public Schools Foundation-ACHIEVE Ryan Savage, Elkhorn Public Schools Foundation-ACHIEVE, pARTners, Secondhand Support Inc.; UNL Nebraska achievement, Hixson-Lied undergraduate, Glenn Korff School of Music Noah Schmader, Metropolitan Community College board of governors Carson Schmutz, Elkhorn Public Schools Foundation-ACHIEVE; Utah State legacy Alex Seggerman, Colorado School of Mines merit; Elkhorn Public Schools Foundation-ACHIEVE; Iowa State competitive excellence, College of Agriculture dean’s leadership, generations; UNL regents Megan Sitzmann, Elkhorn Public Schools Foundation-ACHIEVE; St. Louis vice presidents; Alabama presidential; UNL regents; UNO regents Nicole Skovsende, Midland presidential, Anderson leader-athlete Darrel Smith III, UNL Canfield; UNO regents Drew Smith, Creighton baseball; Elkhorn Public Schools Foundation-Rick Christmas Memorial Makenzie Smith, Elkhorn Public Schools Foundation-ACHIEVE; Methodist Women’s Hospital volunteen; Rotary Club of Omaha West; UNL regents, university honors Devan Sorenson, Elkhorn Public Schools Foundation-ACHIEVE Tanner Sovereign, Concordia achievement, music, shotgun sports; OSSTA Rose Stevens, Baylor presidents gold, distinguished; Elkhorn Public Schools Foundation-ACHIEVE Kyle Swartzendruber, Bennington American Legion Post #266 Melvin J. Valasek; ConAgra Mike Harper leadership; UNL Canfield; UNO chancellor’s Quinton Tarrence, Doane trustees; UNL Canfield; UNO regents Kathleen Todd, Elkhorn Education Association; Elkhorn Public Schools Foundation-Elkhorn Historical Society; Red Cross Hope Begins With You; UNL regents; Western Douglas County Chamber of Commerce Jacob Uhing, Elkhorn Public Schools Foundation-Carl Riley Brodersen Memorial baseball, Elkhorn Lions Club-Arnold Fencl Madisyn Uhing, Elkhorn Public Schools Foundation-ACHIEVE; Northwest Missouri State Tower, Bearcat advantage; South Dakota Coyote commitment achievement; Washburn Betty Rea Burnett academic Renata Valquier Chavez, Creighton academic; Elkhorn Public Schools Foundation-Carol S. Schlosser Memorial; UNO honors learning community Bailey Vyhlidal, Elkhorn Public Schools Foundation-ACHIEVE, Don Petersen Family; South Dakota School of Mines and Technology merit Kyle Vyhlidal, Lutheran Church of the Master; Midland scholar performer, special visit Zachary Vyhlidal, Elkhorn Public Schools Foundation-ACHIEVE, Don Petersen Family; UNL regents, university honors, David West Hawksworth Dakota Waddell, Elkhorn Public Schools Foundation-ACHIEVE; UNK regents, honors program; UNL regents, university honors Marc Wade, UNL regents Lauren Weber, Creighton founders; Elkhorn Public Schools Foundation-ACHIEVE, Legacy Eyecare; Kansas midwest student exchange; UNL Canfield Whitney Wieseler, Midland volleyball Madison Wiley, Northwest Missouri State merit, Bearcat advantage; PFIA Abigail Wilkins, Elkhorn Public Schools Foundation-Western Douglas County Rotary; Evangel merit academic, athletic performance, Zimmerman; Vanguard athletic, provost Alexis Wilson, UNL Canfield, chancellor’s leadership Kathleen Wolford, Elkhorn Public Schools Foundation-Elkhorn Kids Campus employee Austin Yardley, Elkhorn Public Schools Foundation-ACHIEVE, Don Petersen Family; Minnesota State-Mankato in-state-tuition, Maverick Brooklyn Zessin, East Tennessee State honors, fine and performing arts scholars; Elkhorn Public Schools Foundation-ACHIEVE, Don Petersen Family; Northwest Missouri State Tower, Bearcat advantage; UNL Canfield, Johnny Carson opportunity

Elkhorn South Maren Mosley Outstanding Student Class rank: 1st out of 253 College plans: MinnesotaTwin Cities, St. Thomas or Tennessee; business administration Parents: Joel and Jerlene Mosley About: Maren has challenged herself with rigorous coursework and has earned an ‘A’ in every one of her classes. Her honor roll efforts and performance have also been consistently balanced with a steady schedule of volunteer and school activities. Maren is a dependable leader and driven young lady.

Leah Cates Key Staffer Journalistic role: Editor-inchief/reporter/ columnist junior and senior year; previously copy

editor/reporter College plans: undecided; social sciences or pre law Parents: Dr. David Cates and Dr. Christine Vavak About: Leah worked tirelessly to improve the writing and journalistic integrity of the newspaper. Her command of the written word not only resulted in witty and informative pieces, but also allowed for other staff members to flourish under her guidance. Scholarships offered at Elkhorn South: Matthew Aguilar, Northwestern Collegiate Meghan Allen, Elkhorn Kids Campus Employee; Elkhorn Lions Club Arnold Fencl; Metro Community College Board of Governors; Trent Tiller Memorial Amber Argo, Northwest Missouri State Bearcat Advantage, Tower; Truman State Midwest Student Exchange, TruMerit; Kansas Midwest Student Exchange; Wichita

State Founders Merit Brooklyn Baldwin, Colorado State Presidential; Texas Christian Dean’s; Iowa Old Gold Scholar; Kansas Excellence; UNL Regents Brett Ballard, Oral Roberts Whole Person; Palm Beach Atlantic PBA President’s, Trustees Honors; Texas Christian Dean’s; UNL Regents Connor Ballard, Nebraska Wesleyan Presidents; UNL Canfield, Nebraska Legends Madison Barnhart, Michigan State Presidential Study Abroad; Western Douglas County Rotary Marisa Bianco, DePaul Presidential; Eastern Nebraska Soccer Association; Fordham Dean’s; George Washington Presidential; Nebraska Wesleyan Founders, HUGE Foundation, Academic; New York CAS; Secondhand Support Founders; San Diego Alcala Award; Southern California Deans Kohlton Bingham, ESHS Football Futures; Tom Roach Memorial Lauren Boyles, UNL Nebraska Achievement, Nebraska Emerging Leaders Raelyn Bracht, College of St. Mary Academic Achievement; UNK Chancellor’s; UNL Canfield, CASNR; UNO Regents Spencer Breckenridge, Elkhorn Lawn Care Entrepreneur; South Dakota State Yellow & Blue; UNL Canfield, Legends Matthew Bridgman, Creighton Magis; St. Olaf Presidential; Indiana Deans Emma Brown, Marymount Manhattan Presidential; Nebraska Wesleyan Board of Governors; Oklahoma City Presidential; Pace Honors College, Honors Opportunity, Honors; Oklahoma Scholar Leah Cates, Beloit Presidential; Cornell Trustee; Grinnell; Knox Writers, Lincoln, Service and Leadership; Luther “Become” Award, Founders; Macalester DeWitt Wallace Distinguished; Nebraska Wesleyan Aspiring Writers, Board of Governors Hayley Chicoine, South Dakota Coyote Commitment Promise Connor Childs, ESHS football booster Daelyn Chochon, Kansas City Art Institute Merit; Savannah College of Art and Design Academic Honors, Achievement Honors; UNL Regents Erin Circo, Concordia Lutheran Heritage, President’s, track/cross country; Nebraska Wesleyan Achievement, Founders, HUGE Recognition; UNL Regents Alison Clark, Creighton Roman Shaffel S.J., Founders; Iowa State Academic Recognition; Rockhurst Breen; Truman State Non-resident, President’s Honorary, TruMerit; UNL David Distinguished; St. Thomas Academic Joshua Connerley, Building Independent Futures Ethan Copple, American Legion National Eagle Scout of the Year; Civil Air Patrol Cadet Programs; Kansas State Civic Leadership, Engineering Initiative, Midwest Student Exchange; Nebraska VFW Tate Costanzo, Building Independent Futures Luis Cuevas, CHI Health Care; Elkhorn Ridge Middle School Booster Club; UNO Regents; Washington Rodriguez Kelly Current, Drake Legacy, Trustee, Presidential; Northern Iowa Out-of-State Scholar Aynsley Davis, Northwest Missouri State Bearcat Advantage, Tower McKenna Davis, Creighton Founders; Utah State Non-resident Dakota Dietz, St. Louis Vice President’s Jenna Dixon, Tiffin President’s Madison Edwards, AXA Advisors; Elkhorn Valley View Middle School Booster; Fire Ridge PTO; Midland Arts; Nebraska Wesleyan Board of Governors; Kansas Excellence; UNL College of Education & Human Science, David Distinguished, University Honors Alyssa Ehler, Concordia Congregations for CU Nebraska, Lutheran Heritage, President’s; Creighton Founders; Don Nordlund; Elkhorn Historical Society; Iowa Academic Success, Old Gold Scholar; UNL Regents Catherine Elliott, Doane Cheer, Community, Visit; Elite Cheer Achievement; Nebraska Wesleyan Achievement John Ellis, Air Force ROTC; UNL Canfield Marissa Emsick, Augustana Music, Presidential; DePaul DePaul Grant, Scholars Tuscan Fairfield, Missouri Mark Twain, School of Journalism, Walter Williams Scholar Elizabeth Fleissner, Dean Performing Arts; Marymount Manhattan Student Success; Nebraska Wesleyan Achievement, Archway, Theatre Participation Ethan Fratzke, California Polytechnic State Merit; Fordham Loyola, Tuition; Arizona Excellence; Georgia Classic Scholars; UNL Regents Alix Fries, Colorado State Dean’s; Kansas Midwest Student Exchange Trey Fritz, Building Independent Futures Benjamin Gabel, Minnesota National Excellence; UNL Regents Eric Gabel, Metro Community College Board of Governors; UNL Regents; UNO Regents Elizabeth George, Colorado School of Mines Merit; George Fox Presidential Scholar; Gordon Founder’s; Pepperdine Pepperdine; Point Loma Nazarene Trustee’s; Westmont Presidents; Wheaton Arthur Holmes Merit Joscelin Givens, Barbara McLaughlin Memorial; Elkhorn Kids Campus Former Student; ESHS volleyball booster; Legacy Eyecare; South Dakota State Housing Waiver, Jackrabbit Achievement, Scholars Weekend; UNL Regents, University Honors Scholar; South Florida Green & Gold Presidential, Honors College Nicholas Gratton, Kansas State Leadership; UNL Chancellor’s Leadership Zachary Green, Columbia Create Engage Explore Audrey Gregan, Rockhurst Breen; Iowa Old Gold Scholar; UNL David Distinguished Mary Greufe, Distinguished Young Women of Nebraska; Gustavus Adolphus Merit; Randolph Merit; Skyline PTO; Idaho Merit; UNL Canfield, University Honors; West Alabama Merit; Xavier Merit Ross Grieb, UNL Chancellor’s, Regents, University Honors Camryn Grove, Northwest Missouri State Bearcat Advantage, Tower Megan Grove, UNL David Distinguished, University Honors Morganne Grutsch, UNO Chancellors Lukas Hall, Chadron State Tuition Waiver; Colorado School of Mines Colorado Scholars Fund, Merit, Green and Gold; Creighton Founders; Excellence in Action; Morningside Music, Trustee; Red Cross; Secondhand Support Inc.; UNL Regents, University Honors Andrew Hamik, UNL Nebraska Achievement Natalie Hansen, UNL David Distinguished Lauren Hanson, Arizona State Deans; Baylor Dean’s Gold; Creighton Founders; Alabama Capstone Scholar; Arizona Excellence; Denver Crimson & Gold Merit Chloe Hardin, Iowa State Competitive Excellence, Generations; Northwest Missouri State Distinguished Scholar; Missouri Mark Twain; UNO Chancellors Megan Hardy, Northwest Missouri State Bearcat Advantage, Distinguished Scholar; South Dakota Coyote Commitment Achievement John Harkendorff, ESHS wrestling booster; Iowa State Competitive Excellence; Kansas Dean’s, Excellence; UNL Regents, University Honors Paige Haskett, Colorado State Presidential; Colorado Presidential; Illinois-Chicago; Kansas Excellence, Opportunity; UNL Regents, University Honors Kathryn Hastings, Morningside Music Brennan Hatfield, Boomer Esiason Foundation Sacks for Cystic Fibrosis Sid Hoffman, Nebraska Wesleyan Black and Gold Kaleigh Holcomb, Miami Merit, RedHawk Eminence; Indiana Deans, Distinguished Scholar, Hutton Honors; UNL David Distinguished, Nebraska Legends, University Honors Morgan Holen, American Musical and Dramatic Academy; Miss America Outstanding Teen; Nebraska Distinguished Young Woman; Pace Trustee Recognition; UNL Canfield Philip Holubeck, Legacy Eyecare; UNL Regents, University Honors Lillian James, South Dakota Coyote Commitment Promise Madison Kalvoda, DePaul Presidential; UNL Canfield, University Honors Christian Keller, Elkhorn Valley View Middle School Booster; Fire Ridge PTO; Rotary Club of Omaha West; Texas Christian Chancellor’s; UNL Regents, University Honors; Southern California Presidential Scholar Cecilia Kelly, John Greufe Memorial; Mary Buck Memorial; South Dakota Coyote Commitment Distinction, Housing

Trey Kennebeck, Midland football; Wayne State football Blake Kernan, Olivet Nazarene Academic Excellence Taylor King, Creighton Founders, Roman Shaffel S.J.; Rockhurst Breen; UNK Honors Program, Regents; UNL David Distinguished; UNO Regents; South Dakota Coyote Commitment Achievement, Housing Mason Koenig, Arizona State Deans; ESHS football booster; Iowa State Competitive Excellence; Kansas Midwest Student Exchange Kevin Krzyzanowski, Creighton Founders Faith Langenberg, Texas Christian; UNL Canfield, Pepsi Cassandra Legband, Creighton Founders, soccer; Elkhorn Youth Sports Association Elite Basketball; ESHS soccer booster club Dylan Loerts, UNL Canfield; UNO CBA Scholars Academy, Duffy Freshman, Regents Nicole Lund, Air Force ROTC; UNO Dean’s Ellyse Lutz, Building Independent Futures; Metro Community College Board of Governors; Suburban Rotary Hailey Mach, Northwest Missouri State Freshmen Merit, Green and White Advantage Matthew Marshall, Kansas Midwest Student Exchange Kiara McCann, Creighton Founders, Marko; UNO Chancellors Michael McCarville, Colorado State Dean’s; Nate Pullen Memorial Alexandra McCashland, Midland Arts Bailyn McDaniel, UNL Nebraska Emerging Leaders, Nebraska Legends Margaret McKay, Dr. Harriet Bluford Memorial Cole Meadows, Briar Cliff Academic; Creighton Founders; Iowa State Competitive Excellence; Iowa National Scholars; UNL David Distinguished, Nebraska Legends; UNO Chancellors Tanner Meyo, ESHS football futures; No Frills Personal Best Tatem Miller, UNO Chancellors Maren Mosley, Creighton Magis; Florida State Freshmen, Full Tuition Reduction; Minnesota Carlson School of Management, Gold National; St. Thomas Academic; Tennessee Volunteer Abigayl Nielsen, Iowa State Competitive Excellence JD Heiskell & Co. Agriculture; Kansas State Honors; South Dakota State Jackrabbit Achievement Cameron Oltmanns, Creighton Founders, Grace Keenan; Northwest Missouri State Bearcat Advantage, Distinguished Scholar; UNO Dean’s Nathan Oran, Iowa State Competitive Excellence, College of Engineering; Kansas State Engineering Initiative, Honors; Iowa Advantage, Hawkeye Achievement; Kansas Diversity, Excellence; UNK Honors Program, Loper Excellence; UNL Canfield, Nebraska Achievement; UNO Regents Madison Owings, Creighton Magis, Roman Shaffel S.J.; Ohio State National Buckeye, Provost; UNL Regents Olivia Paetz, Creighton Magis, Roman Shaffel S.J.; Grinnell Founders; Luther “Become” Award, Founders, Imagine Fellowship, Legacy; Rockhurst Breen, Regent’s; St. Olaf Buntrock Scholar; Iowa Old Gold; Minnesota National Excellence; UNL Regents, University Honors; Pittsburgh Academic Rachel Peabody, Elite Cheer Achievement; Missouri Kansas City Non Resident Ethan Pfeifer, Iowa State Competitive Excellence Paige Piatkowski, Arizona State Deans, New American University Alannah Powers, UNO Chancellors, Dean’s Zachariah Reger, Southeast Missouri State Regents Jeremy Riege, Dordt Instrumental Music, Presidential Austin Roberts, Arizona State National Merit; Iowa State Competitive Excellence, Ralph S. Millhone Endowed Presidential; Chicago National Merit; Kansas Aerospace Engineering, Dean’s, National Merit; UNL Engineering, Regents; Oklahoma National Merit; Texas Dallas National Merit, Premier; Tulsa Presidential; Vanderbilt National Merit Nathaniel Rynaski, Emerson Dean’s; Loyola Marymount Arrupe; Pratt Institute Presidential; San Diego Trustee Scholar Jordan Saag, Florida State Full Tuition Reduction; Florida Alumni; Georgia Classic Scholars; Kansas Excellence Rachel Sabaliauskas, Nebraska Methodist Academic Kelly Sanders, Montana Achievement, Leadership, Achievement & Service Lindsay Scaglione, Indiana Wesleyan Music, Recognition; Olivet Nazarene Academic Excellence, Music; Oral Roberts Academic, Legacy Tuition, Music Talent, Quest Todd Schlegelmilch, Columbia Create Engage Explore Connor Schonlau, Buena Vista Arch; Building Independent Futures Isaiah Schrier, Building Independent Futures Elizabeth Sederburg, Elkhorn Girls Softball Association; Iowa State Competitive Excellence; Wayne State Mary Frances Surber Gross Mackenzie Sederburg, Elkhorn Girls Softball Association; Midland Board of Directors, track; Wayne State Mary Frances Surber Gross Holly Sesker, Elkhorn Ridge Middle School Booster Club; Spring Ridge PTO; Iowa National Scholars, Old Capitol Achievement Amina Siddiqui, UNO Chancellors Alexander Sieckmann, Building Independent Futures Jackson Sindelar, ESHS soccer booster club; Iowa State Competitive Excellence; Nebraska Wesleyan Board of Governors; Regis Trustees; UNL Canfield; UNO Regents Logan Smalley, Elkhorn Volunteer Rescue; Elkhorn/Waterloo American Legion Post #211; UNL David Distinguished, Health Sciences Scholar, University Honors Mason Smalley, UNL David Distinguished, Nebraska Legends, University Honors; UNO Regents Jessa Smith, Kansas Achievement, Midwest Student Exchange Rachel Smith, UNL Canfield; UNO Chancellors Henley Spicl, UNL Canfield Justin Stephens, Nebraska Methodist Academic and Leadership Madeline Straight, Colorado State Presidential; Iowa State Competitive Excellence; Kansas Dean’s, Excellence Garrett Streeks, Midland Campus Visit, football Jonathan Strevey, Baylor President’s Gold; Chadron State Tuition Waiver; Creighton Founders, Roman Shaffel S.J.; Iowa State Competitive Excellence; Marquette Pere Marquette; St. Louis Vice President’s; Texas Christian Dean’s; UNL Regents; Tulsa Vision Joseph Sweetwood, Colorado State Presidential; Creighton Founders; Iowa State Competitive Excellence; Nate Pullen Memorial; Nebraska Wesleyan Achievement, Board of Governors; Regis Trustees; UNL David Distinguished Helena Tekdogan, Building Independent Futures Jaden Thiem, Creighton soccer; Iowa State volleyball; Northern Kentucky Achiever’s, volleyball; Oklahoma State soccer; Tulsa soccer; South Dakota soccer; Wayne State volleyball Morgan Ulrich, Nebraska Wesleyan Achievement, Legacy Dyllan Usher, UNL Regents Lauren Vana, Augsburg Fine Arts Music, Honors Program; Belmont Academic Merit; Concordia Excellence, Priority Cobber Award; Concordia Regents; Elmhurst Out-of-state, Presidential; St. Louis Vice President’s; UNL Regents; UNO Regents Derrick VanderLinden, Nebraska Wesleyan Achievement, Black and Gold; Simpson Honor; William Penn football Arianna Veland, Illinois soccer Alessandra Walker, Creighton Founders; Midland Presidential; UNL Canfield, Chancellor’s Leadership Aaron Wang, Creighton Magis; UNL Raikes, Regents, University Honors; Washington Purple and Gold Paige Watson, UNL Nebraska Achievement, Nebraska Emerging Leaders, Nebraska Legends Elizabeth Watts, Excellence in Action; Wayne State Presidential; Western Douglas County Chamber of Commerce Amanda Wellendorf, Carl L and Mary A White; Creighton Founders; St. Louis Deans; Texas Christian Founders; Iowa National; Kansas Excellence; Missouri Mark Twain; UNL Canfield Ashton Whited, College of St. Mary Academic Achievement, softball; Midland softball; Morningside Achievement, athletic, Founder;

Northwestern Collegiate Monica Williams, Creighton Roman Shaffel S.J., Founders; Fordham Grant, Jogues; Loyola Marymount Arrupe, Grant; Nebraska Distinguished Young Woman; UCLA Non-resident; Minnesota National Excellence; UNL Chancellor’s Leadership, David Distinguished Kerry Worley, Nebraska Wesleyan Achievement Connor Zumbrennen, Wayne State Alex & Faye Spanos

Fort Calhoun Riley Grosse-Rhode Outstanding Student Class rank: 1st out of 53 College plans: South Dakota State, agricultural

engineering Parents: Chad and Kori GrosseRhode About: Riley has consistently worked toward his goals, accomplishing many successes both academically and athletically. Riley’s greatest attribute is his ability to move others. His ability to make positive relationships and to lead people is what makes Riley a special young man.

Reilly Johnson Key Staffer Journalistic role: photographer, writer, designer College plans: Northeast Community College; personal trainer Parents: Stephanie Johnson About: Reilly is a temendous asset to our yearbook. She has played many roles, she is very diligrent, a great team player, and willing to help with whatever the staff needs. Scholarships offered at Fort Calhoun: Nolyn Appel, UNO regents, honors program, music Dacey Boudle, Blair Tri T chapter; American Red Cross Young Minds Change Lives; Briar Cliff freshman academic, basketball; Grand View dean’s, basketball, endowed; Doane trustee’s; Dakota Wesleyan trustee, basketball; Concordia regents, academic, student educational opportunity; Midland Lutheran presidential; Central College alumni academic Kira Boyd, St. John the Baptist Church-Schwertley Jordan Coulter, Northwestern Peale honor, basketball; Two Rivers Bank business; Pioneer Fund Foundation Daniel Crump, West Virginia academic excellence, engineering achievement; York Lassonde entrance; Cincinnati century, merit; Wichita State Morrison merit; Iowa State competitive excellence, honors program; Ohio State provost, national Buckeye Zane Fickbohm, Pam and Daniel Daly & Anne Breitkreutz/Roger Nottleman youth engaged; UNO chancellor’s Tyler Fitzgerald, St. John the Baptist Church-Knights of Columbus Council 10305, Schwertley; Pioneer Fund Foundation KJ Robinson “Free Hugs” Riley Grosse-Rhode, South Dakota State merit, yellow and blue, Jackrabbit achievement; Oklahoma State achievement; UNL David Distinguished, College of Engineering; Briar Cliff academic; Dordt presidential; Centris Federal Credit Union; St. John the Baptist Church-Knights of Columbus Council 10305, Schwertley; World-Herald outstanding student; Great Southern Bank Harold Swanson Hailey Hansen, UNL James Canfield; South Dakota Coyote commitment leadership; Northwest Missouri State distinguished scholar, Bearcat advantage; Hastings Crimson, cheerleading; Midland Lutheran academic merit, cheerleading; Creighton academic, university; St. John the Baptist Church-Schwertley Grace Herold, Pam and Daniel Daly & Anne Breitkreutz/Roger Nottleman youth engaged; St. John the Baptist Church-Knights of Columbus Council 10305, Schwertley; Order of the Eastern Star; Pioneer Fund Foundation Paul & Bea Kruger Memorial Jennifer Hoer, Metropolitan Community College Board of Governors Julia Hodges, South Dakota Coyote commitment achievement Kayla Holder, UNL James Canfield, honors textbook; Concordia regent’s, Lutheran heritage; Coastal Carolina president’s scholar; Grand Canyon president’s, priority registration; Pioneer Fund Foundation Special Teacher Education Gift Paige Johnson, Jack Onofrio Dog Shows Summer Classic Jr. Achievement Challenge; American Red Cross Young Minds Change Lives Reilly Johnson, First Lutheran Church Christian growth committee Louis Lehman, Midland Lutheran football, college visit Bret Klabunde, UNL regents, honors textbook; Morningside trustee; Sioux Falls academic merit; Two Rivers Bank business Aunna Morford, Xenon Academy Nebraska opportunity August Namuth, UNO regents, honors program; Hagan Foundation; Two Rivers Bank business; St. John the Baptist ChurchKnights of Columbus Council 10305; Blair Area Chamber of Commerce; Susan Buffett Foundation college opportunity; Pioneer Fund Foundation Benjamin Namuth, UNO chancellor’s, honors program; MCH auxiliary; Hagan Foundation; St. John the Baptist Church-Knights of Columbus Council 10305; Two Rivers Bank business; Susan Buffett Foundation; Pioneer Fund Foundation Solomon Lodge #10 Hannah Nieto, Capitol School of Hairstyling and Esthetics recognition Erin Schulz, Central Methodist trustees, Eagle select, softball; UNL James Canfield, College of Agricultural Sciences & Natural Resources; St. John the Baptist ChurchKnights of Columbus Council 10305; Pioneer Fund Foundation Paul & Bea Kruger Memorial Brock Schwarz, Doane community, basketball, visit; Benedictine founder’s, basketball; Grace academic merit, basketball; Black Hawk basketball Treyton Schwarz, Grace student opportunity, basketball; Ethan Shaffer, King’s presidential Tessa Stevens, Case Western Reserve academic, National Merit finalist; St. Olaf Buntrock; Kenyon distinguished academic; Minnesota Gold Scholar, Gold National; National Merit; Great Southern Bank Richard Sievers Grace Whitlaw, Briar Cliff freshman academic, volleyball

Fremont Meredith Batten Outstanding Student Class rank: 1st out of 319 College plans: WisconsinLaCrosse; biology

(pre-vet) Parents: Curtis and Patricia Batten About: Meredith is a very wellrounded student who excels in everything she does. She has taken

many college preparatory classes and maintained a perfect grade-point average. Meredith also has a great attitude and is a positive role model for her peers.

Megan Fisher Key Staffer Journalistic role: Editor-inchief; previously photographer, reporter and business

manager College plans: South Dakota; journalism Parents: Chip and Mandie Fisher About: Megan is one of the best allaround journalists that I’ve worked with at Fremont High School. During her three years on the Rustler staff, Megan has contributed at a high level — in every possible way — to the success of our school newspaper. She has become an outstanding writer, photographer and graphic designer, and her work has won writing awards.

Scholarships offered at Fremont: Noah Andersen, Wayne State music, Neihardt; UNO regents; Midland presidential, performing arts; Doane presidential, vocal music, college visit; Hastings Crimson, music talent; UNL James Canfield Aaron Barbour, Fremont High School Multicultural Club Meredith Batten, Fremont High School band boosters; Wisconsin-La Crosse Eagle apprenticeship, midwest student exchange; Iowa State competitive excellence; Central College academic; First United Methodist Church Memorial; Fremont Area Community Foundation-Dodge County Humane Society; World-Herald outstanding student Jack Bowman, Midland athletic Spencer Bridgman, Sioux Falls achievement Kyle Bristol, UNL James Canfield Sadie Brown, Fremont Area Community Foundation-Elvera Eckdahl, Freeman Midland Fremont Kiwanis Club; Midland Anderson leader, campus visit Savannah Buck, Midland performing arts Hannah Bussa, Fremont PTA/PTSA children’s advocate; Aksarben Foundation/ Horatio Alger; Doane presidential, vocal music, theatre, college visit; UNL Glenn Korff School of Music, James Canfield, chancellor’s leadership, honors program textbook, Nebraska opportunity; Augustana presidential, Fryxell, leadership, Thriven Financial Lutheran, Maurus/Anna Ronken; Iowa State competitive excellence; Fremont Area Community Foundation-Robert Yanike music, Don & Jan Hinds educational, Robert L. Tookey; Fremont High School band boosters, choir boosters Emily Callaway, Fremont Rotary Club; UNK chancellor’s; Creighton founders Jordan Camenzind, Missouri Science & Technology out-of-State, miner, university, Stephen & Susan Rector engineering; Kansas midwest student exchange, dean’s, CPE; Wyoming Rocky Mountain scholar Rylie Cascio Jensen, South Dakota athletic Cutty Castillo, Fremont High School band boosters; Midland performing arts, campus visit Hutton Cate, Fremont Area Community Foundation-Al and Patti Bahe Memorial, Matthew Hartmann Memorial Tristan Clary, Fremont Construction Employers Association Hannah Cobb, Fremont High School cheer Frankie Crull, Fremont High School cheer Hailie Crull, Nebraska Wesleyan black & gold, achievement; Fremont High School cheer; Doane success, college visit, cheer, trustees Charles deShazer, UNL James Canfield Brendan Dixon, Nebraska Wesleyan archway Erin Doernemann, Cuming County 4-H Council Emily Eairleywine, Fremont High School band boosters; Fremont Area Community Foundation-Don & Jan Hinds educational; First United Methodist Church Memorial; Fremont High School choir boosters Ethan Ferguson, Fremont Education Association; Fremont Area Community Foundation-Jack R. Bryant Memorial, Allyssa, Sheldon and Mariah Johnson Memorial; Fremont High School choir boosters; UNK chancellor’s Megan Fisher, South Dakota Coyote commitment Trevor Foster, Midland athletic MaKenna Gemar, Fremont Area Community Foundation Tyler Walling Memorial; Nebraska Airboaters Association; Disabled American Veterans Fremont Chapter 18; Northwest Missouri State distinguished scholar, Bearcat advantage Megan Giese, Nebraska Association of County Officials; Fremont Area Community Foundation-Fremont High School alumni student aid; Hastings crimson, dean’s Sarah Graff, Nebraska Wesleyan board of governors; Midland arts; Doane presidential; UNL James Canfield; UNO regents Kaden Greene, UNL emerging leader; Dakota Wesleyan athletic Tia Griffin, Metropolitan Community College freshmen incentive; Fremont Area Community Foundation-Noon Kiwanis Harold Anderson; Doane trustees Hunter Gustafson, Fremont Area Community Foundation-Noon Kiwanis Harold Anderson, Freeman Vocational Fremont Kiwanis Club; Fremont Construction Employers Association Matthew Hahn, Morningside athletic Sara Hancock, UNL regents, honors program textbook; Fremont Area Community Foundation-Kistine Gale leadership; UNO regents Elizabeth Hansen, Hastings Ringland, forensics; Order of Eastern Star; Fremont Area Association of Retired School Personnel; First United Methodist Church Memorial Christian Harmon, Drake athletic; Northwest Missouri State freshman merit, green and white advantage Allison Heineman, UNL James Canfield; Briar Cliff athletic, academic; Fremont Area Community Foundation-Dave Williams golf; UNK chancellor’s; Creighton founders; Northwestern presidential Daniel Hernandez, Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation Payton Hofer, Fremont Area Community Foundation-Rodney and Amy Mueller Johnson Memorial, Trey Hansen Memorial Kia Jones, Northwest Missouri State Tower, Bearcat advantage Nathaniel Jones, Midland presidential Kialynne Jorgensen, Fremont Health Auxiliary Health Career; Fremont Area Community Foundation-Valerie Post Memorial; Midland scholar performer, Pinnacle Bank Leader; Fremont Altrusa Club; First United Methodist Church Memorial; Fremont High School choir boosters; Metropolitan Community College Board of Governors; Burger King Alec Karr, Midland athletic Courtney Kment, Northwest Missouri State Tower, Bearcat advantage Tyler Knoepfel, Fremont Area Community Foundation-H.M. “Mickey” Krupinsky golf; Concordia athletic Bryan Kohl, UNO regents Noah Kohl, Fremont Construction Employers Association Allison Kopisch, Nebraska Wesleyan black & gold, achievement; Midland campus visit, presidential Carey Kyes, Doane board of governors; Nebraska Wesleyan black & gold, achievement; Fremont Education Association; Fremont High School band boosters; Fremont Area Community Foundation-Larry & Mary Flamme Family, Jamie Charleston Memorial Karina Linares, Wayne State cooperating schools, McClain/Davis community Samantha Lottman, Fremont Area Community Foundation-Don & Jan Hinds educational; Wayne State trustees Meghan Luper, Iowa Western Community College athletic Olivia Martin, Sioux Falls music, academic Jenna Matzen, Metropolitan Community College frehmen incentive; Fremont Area Community Foundation-Dr. Darlene Ritter &

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Continued from Page 21 Donald “Skip” Anderson Class of 1962 Morgan Mayer, Fremont Construction Employers Association Cali McEntee, Fremont Area Community Foundatio-Grace Cunningham, First Christian Church, Anne Crofton Sidner Memorial; Doane athletics, presidential, visit MacKenzie Meyer, Northwest Missouri State freshman merit, green and white advantage Malissa Molero, Midland athletic Ted Monte, Jr, Midland athletic Jeremy Mueller, UNO regents Diane Naughton, Draw Your Dreams; King’s presidential; Savannah College of Art and Design student incentive, achievement honors, academic honors; Fremont Area Community Foundation-Kathleen Farris Memorial Art Connor Neuhaus, Fremont Construction Employers Association Michael Nielsen, Fremont Area Community Foundation-Pat Murphy track and field; Larry and Sally Sheppard Memorial Lillie Norris, Northwest Missouri State Tower, Bearcat advantage Lacey Oliver, Clarkson president’s platinum Nathaniel Pester, UNL James Canfield; Creighton founders; UNO regents Kathryn Plank, Chadron State presidential, leadership room waiver, academic achievement; Northern State WolfPACT; Fremont Area Community Foundation-LaVern F. Lueschen Memorial Kayla Reese, Fremont Marine Corps League; South Dakota Coyote commitment; Fremont Area Community Foundation-Mary Ellen Wieland; Burger King Macey Reeves, Nebraska Wesleyan black & gold, achievement, access Molly Renner, Midland athletic Makenna Ritchhart, First United Methodist Church Memorial Alexander Rohlfs, McDonald’s; UNL David distinguished, Pepsi; Fremont Area Community Foundation-James Ebers, Marvin G. Welstead, Haines Hill Memorial; Alexander N. Lamme academic-athletic; Fremont Rotary Club; Appleget athletic; Fremont Masonic Lodge #15 AF&AM; Drake presidential, Bulldog; Creighton founders; UNK regents Emily Saxton, Nebraska Wesleyan archway, achievement; Fremont High School cheer; Burger King Samuel Schaffner, Fremont American Legion Post 20 Lucas Schiermann, Nebraska Wesleyan black & gold, achievement; Fremont High School choir boosters; Hastings Ringland, McClelland music; UNL Nebraska opportunity Jordan Schuetze, First Catholic Slovak Ladies Association Kaitlyn Schutt, American Legion, Prague Post 254 Madelyn Schvaneveldt, UNL Nebraska opportunity; Class of 1939 Garrett Schwanke, UNL James Canfield; Fremont Area Community Foundation-Bruce Gocken Memorial, Jamie Charleston Memorial; Disabled American Veterans Fremont Chapter 18; NAIFA-Omaha William Emanuel; UNK regents, science & information technology Noelle Show, Fremont PTA/PTSA children’s advocate; Concordia dean’s, music Julian Sorensen, Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation; Creighton founders Alyssa Strong, Fremont Area Community Foundation-Dodge County Humane Society Timothy Thielen, UNL Nebraska achievement, honors program textbook, College of Agricultural & Natural Resources Bradyn Thomas, Truman State midwest student exchange; Sioux Falls athletic Riley Vitamvas, Concordia dean’s, athletic; First Baptist Church Sydney Voss, Northwest Missouri State Tower, Bearcat advantage Anna Wiese, South Dakota Coyote commitment; Nebraska Wesleyan president’s, achievement; Midland Anderson leader, campus visit; Doane presidential, FITS, college visit; Fremont Area Community Foundation-Myra Rogier Lesiak Tabitha Wiese, Northwest Missouri State freshman merit, green and white advantage Toni Wiese, Fremont High School letter club Brittani Wilbur, Metropolitan Community College freshmen incentive Ryan Williams, Midland athletic Peytyn Winterstein, Fremont High School cheer

Fremont Bergan Blake Dieckmann Outstanding Student Class rank: 1st out of 22 College plans: Wayne State; undecided Parents: Mike and Kim Dieckmann About: Blake is a very motivated student and works extremely hard. He has earned a 4.0 grade-point average while being involved in several school activities and taking a rigorous course schedule. Blake has been an outstanding Christian role model for our younger students. He has a very bright future.

Maggie Bottorff Key Staffer Journalistic role: Yearbook for 3 years, making pages, proofing the book and helping us meet

our deadlines. College plans: Midland; elementary education Parents: Kurt and Kim Bottorff About: Maggie helps out with whatever is needed: finishing pages, helping proof pages or completing things that need to be done. She has been a useful person to have these past three years, has learned a lot and has helped greatly in completing a great book. Scholarships offered at Fremont Bergan: Maggie Bottorff, Morningside Ambassador; Nebraska Wesleyan Archway; Midland Dance/Scholar Performance; South Dakota Coyote Commitment Achievement; Hardblock volleyball, Hubel Memorial Lane DeGroff, Creighton Academic, Freshman Leadership Program, Heider College of Business First Generation; Edwin Parr Family Memorial, Gene Twehous Memorial, Fremont Health Auxiliary, Grant Elementary School PTA Blake Dieckmann, Wayne State Education Matters; Midland Presidential, Pinnacle Bank Leader; Hubel Memorial, Lou & Pat Wewel Memorial; World-Herald Outstanding Student Paige Larsen, Hardblock volleyball, Cecil Anderson Vocational, Fremont Kiwanis Club Dalton Madsen, Wyoming Rocky Mountain; Fremont Marine Corps Sean Mendlik, Morningside wrestling, Ambassador; Doane wrestling, Presidential; Hubel Memorial, American Red Cross Grant Morgan, UNL David Distinguished, Nebraska Legends, Locard Austin Ottis, Morningside football; Midland football; Ross Mlnarik Memorial, Nebraska Centennial Conference Madison Schueth, Morningside Choral, Academic Sophie Tonjes, Doane Van Hoy, volleyball, track, academic; Nebraska Wesleyan Archway, Achievement, Academic; Hardblock volleyball, Nickie-Olson Page Memorial, Hubel Memorial, Loren Nothwehr Schae Vance, Midland Honor; Wayne State Class of ‘57; Nebraska Wesleyan Archway, Achievement, Vaughan; Hardblock volleyball, Elaine M. Vacha, Hubel Memorial Leah Vobejda, UNL James Canfield; Ne-

braska Wesleyan Presidents, Achievement; Creighton Academic; UNO Dean’s; Hardblock volleyball, Hubel Memorial, Fremont Area Association of Retired School Personnel Blake Walker, Dr. Paul A. Kurth Memorial; Creighton Academic; UNK Dean’s; Chadron State Presidential, Leadership Room Waiver, Alta Fox Steininger Memorial, RHOP Alternate Karlie Weier, Jane Ortmeier Memorial

Gretna Scott Beran Outstanding Student Class rank: 1st out of 205 College plans: Creighton or Oklahoma; pre-

pharmacy Parents: Rich and Amy Beran About: Scott works tirelessly to make his goals a reality and helps others to achieve their potential on a daily basis. In addition to his academic strengths, Scott is a leader in our fine arts department, being selected twice for the All-State Choir and being named the state’s outstanding actor.

Megan Monismith Key Staffer Journalistic role: Editor in chief of the yearbook; previously a staff reporter, page designer and

photographer College plans: Wayne State, Concordia or Doane Parents: Dave and Kris Monismith About: Megan is a machine. She does it all. She designed the theme of the book. She created the overall look and feel of the book. She determined the angles of the stories and she took the photos that told the best stories. She is the yearbook. She is the Key Staffer. Scholarships offered at Gretna: Alex Acker, UNO Deans Jordan Ames, UNO Regents Molly Anderson, Iowa National Scholars, National Heritage Alexis Ansbach, Metropolitan Community College Freshman Incentive Kennedy Ayer, Colorado-Boulder Presidential; UNL Regents, Honors Program Elyse Barna, Kansas State Honors Haley Batenhorst, Northwest Missouri State Distinguished Scholar, Bearcat Advantage; UNO Deans Allyson Beard, Iowa State Competitive Excellence; Truman State Presidents Honorary, Non-Resident Honorary, TruMerit; UNL Regents, CASNR, David Distinguished, Honors Textbook Scott Beran, Creighton Muchemore; Oklahoma National Merit; UNL Chancellor’s; UNO Regents; World-Herald Outstanding Student Lana Berry, Central Community College Academic Opportunity; Distinguished Young Women of Nebraska Program, Personal Interview; UNK Gretna High School Graduating Senior Brooke Berube, Metropolitan Community College Freshman Incentive Ethan Boes, Creighton Founders; Nebraska State College Systems Trustees; UNL David Distinguished, College of Business Administration; UNO Regents; Wichita State Presidential Hannah Brandon, Grand Canyon Chancellor’s; Kansas State Honors; Regis Trustees; Rockhurst Breen; UNL David Distinguished; Northern Colorado Presidential Merit Will Bredensteiner, Cornell Dean’s, Academic; Drake Presidential, Academic; Gustavus Adolphus Dean’s, Gustavus; Lake Forest Presidential, Academic Abigail Brown, St. Catherine Presidential, Venture; UNO Deans Jessica Buss, UNK Gretna High School Graduating Senior Kayla Calvert, UNO Deans Chandler Cannon, Metropolitan Community College Board of Governors Erin Cejka, Northwest Missouri State Tower, Bearcat Advantage Kennedy Cogswell, South Dakota Freshman Housing Gabe Colgrove, Mitchell Technical Institute Build Dakota Elliott Csipkes, UNL Canfield James Curtiss, Metropolitan Community College Freshman Incentive Jacob Dart, Missouri Western State Governors Academic Madison Dierkhising, Metropolitan Community College Board of Governors Matthew Dyas, Aksarben Foundation/Horatio Alger Career, Board of Governors Austin Enfield, UNK Loper Excellence; UNL & Wayne State Rural Health Opportunities Program; South Dakota Coyote Commitment; Wayne State Mary Frances Surber Gross Lauren Foss, Kansas Excellence Benjamin Fountain, Iowa State Competitive Excellence, Return to Iowa-Generations; UNK Loper Excellence; UNL Canfield; UNO Regents Shelby Garver, Metropolitan Community College Freshman Incentive; Morningside Ambassadors Seth Grimm, South Dakota State Jackrabbit Guarantee Hailey Grudzinski, Metropolitan Community College Freshman Incentive; Midland Talent Jameson Guthrie, Metropolitan Community College Board of Governors Emily Haberer, Missouri Western State Governors Academic; Northwest Missouri State Tower, Bearcat Advantage; Peru State Deans; South Dakota Coyote Commitment Distinction Callie Hawkins, Creighton soccer, Founders; Missouri Kansas City soccer; UNO soccer; South Dakota soccer Kyle Henry, UNL Regents, College of Engineering; UNO Regents Austin Hillman, Colorado School of Mines Academic; Oklahoma State Achievement; UNL Canfield Justin Hines, Hastings baseball, Crimson, Provost, T-L Irrigation/Thom Business; UNK Regents; UNL David Distinguished Joshua Holke, Creighton Founders, Roman Shaffel, S.J. Award; Kansas State Heritage; UNL Regents, Honors Program, AIM Scholar; UNO Regents, Honors Program Carter Hunter, Creighton Academic; South Dakota State Yellow & Blue; Wayne State Kirk & Debra Hutton Annual, Honors Program Lizzy Isaacson, Franciscan of Steubenville Chancellor’s; UNL Regents, Honors Textbook Kaitlin Jensen, Iowa Western Community College Instrumental Music Ensemble, Presidential; Metropolitan Community College Board of Governors; Northwest Missouri State Freshman Merit, Green and White Advantage; Wayne State Education Matters Maxwell Johansson, Metropolitan Community College Freshman Incentive Madison Johnson, Metropolitan Community College Freshman Incentive, Aksarben Foundation/Horatio Alger Career Richard Johnson, Concordia Deans, football; Dakota Wesleyan Presidential; Hastings Academic, football; Midland Academic & football; Morningside Founders, athletic Shelby Jones, Iowa State Competitive Excellence; UNL James Canfield; UNO Chancellor’s Jarod Jungjohann, Northwest Missouri State Tower, Bearcat Advantage Madison Keith, UNL Nebraska Achievement, Health Science Zachary Keller, Iowa State Competitive Excellence, College of Engineering; UNL Regents, College of Engineering, Honors; UNO Regents, Walter Scott Jr. Emmitt Knight, Midland Lutheran football;

Minnesota State Mankato football; Peru State football; St. Cloud State football; Washburn football; Salvation Army DJ Hero; Suburban Rotary Club of Omaha; Susan T. Buffett Samantha Knihal, Nebraska Wesleyan Board of Governors, Academic; Peru State Trustees; UNO Regents Kaylee Krambeck, Trinity Presidents Tyler Kudlacek, Metropolitan Community College Freshman Incentive Jacob Lanphear, Iowa Western Community College William R. Fleming Silver Kaitlin Larsen, Nebraska Wesleyan Founders; UNO Regents Blake Linsea, UNO Deans Sara Luedders, Concordia Presidential; Omaha Education Association Foundation Frank C. Heinisch Memorial; UNL Regents, Honors; UNO Regents Madison Mathews, Metropolitan Community College Freshman Incentive Thomas Matya, Benedictine Merit, Music; Kansas Excellence; UNL Regents, Honors Textbook; St. Thomas Merit; Wayne State Neihardt; John R. Anstey Academic Decathlon Halie McArdle, Drake volleyball; South Dakota volleyball; Wyoming volleyball, Rocky Mountain Scholars; Wayne State volleyball Oliver McCoy, Metropolitan Community College Freshman Incentive Jessica McLinn, Morningside Achievement, Academic, Talent; Morningside Matthew McMahon, Fort Hays State Scholar, Academic Opportunity; Hastings Ambassador; St. Cloud State Presidential; Wyoming Rocky Mountain Megan Monismith, Concordia Academic, Deans, Art; Doane Academic, Van Hoy, Opportunity; Journalism Education Association Picture Freedom; Metropolitan Community College Freshman Incentive; Wayne State Daniel Ference Kyle Moore, South Dakota School of Mines Freshman Scholar Merit Sam Nelson, UNL Canfield Brenden O’Dell, Midland athletic, Campus Visit Matt Osborn, UNL Rising Scholars, Emerging Leader; Wayne State Martin & Edith Buschkamp, Music Kassidy Otteman, Creighton Founders; Grand Canyon GCU; Kansas State Honors; Rockhurst Regents, McCabe, The Hawk Fund; UNL Canfield; South Dakota Coyote Commitment Leadership Maddie Owen, Northwest Missouri State Distinguished, Bearcat Advantage, Cultural Enrichment, Distinguished Nate Plugge, UNL Canfield Alexis Polivanov, Nebraska Wesleyan Black & Gold, Achievement, Art Talent; UNL Rising Scholars Noah Reisdorff, Luther Presidential, Become Award, All-State Music, Weston Noble Music Excellence Scholar, Music Lesson Taylor Riecken, Metropolitan Community College Freshman Incentive Hannah Robinson, Truman State Midwest Student Exchange Jada Ruff, Midland basketball, track, Campus Visit; UNK Cooperating School Honors, Chancellor’s Jared Samuelson, Concordia basketball; Doane basketball; Hastings basketball; North Dakota State Wayne & Dorothy Gustafson; UNK Regents; Wayne State basketball Savana Schiltz, UNL Canfield Jessica Schreck, Benedictine College; Central College Central College; College of St. Benedict/St. Johns Art, Trustee, Saints; Doane Presidents; Nebraska Wesleyan Board of Governors; Northwest Missouri State Distinguished, Bearcat Advantage; St. Catherine Venture, Presidential; St. Thomas Academic; Tulsa Academic; Xavier ReAnn Schreiner, Nebraska City Fire Department-Harry Bischof Memorial; Northwest Missouri State Distinguished Scholar, Bearcat Advantage Gabe Shemwell, Central College Presidential, Trustee; Sioux Falls Provost Academic Kelsey Siemers, Metropolitan Community College Freshman Incentive; Northwest Missouri State Green and White Advantage Shannan Slattery, Grand Canyon GCU 2016 Antelope; Arizona Excellence Aliya Spale, Creighton Academic; Evergreen State Freshman Scholastic Achievement; Midland Academic; Western Washington Achievement Michael Stage, UNL Regents, Honors Textbook Sally Stoltenberg, Hastings Crimson Academic, women’s soccer Jordan Strong, UNL Achievement Shannon Sudrla, Arizona State Academic Achievement; Colorado State Academic Recognition; Rockhurst Knapp; Tulsa Academic; Bounders United 2016 Annie Sullivan, Savannah College of Art & Design athletic, Academic Honors, Achievement Honors Grant Svec, Briar Cliff Academic, baseball; Dakota Wesleyan Trustee, baseball; Doane Visit, Trustees, baseball; Sioux Falls Provost; Hastings Crimson, T-L Irrigation/Thom Business, baseball Cal Switzer, UNK Gretna High School Graduating Senior, Regents, Music; UNO Music, Deans Kylie Thompson, Iowa National Scholars; Kansas Midwest Student Exchange; UNL Canfield Alexis Uitts, Metropolitan Community College Freshman Incentive Kassidy Vavra, Berkeley Presidential & Honor; Gretna Optimist Club Essay Contest Winner; Hult International School of Business Academic; Richmond, American International in London Presidential, Academic Mia Virgillito, UNL Canfield Luke Vogel, Kansas State Capital Achievement; Kansas Achievement, Midwest Student Exchange; Iowa Hawkeye Achievement, National Scholars; UNL Canfield Jack Wagner, Doane Hansen Fellowship, Visit, Music- Vocal, Theatre, Presidential; UNO Chancellor’s Isaiah Workman, Doane basketball, Van Hoy Academic; Hastings Pro Reg Academic, basketball; Midland basketball, Music Alexis Yenney, Midland Presidential; South Dakota Coyote Commitment Achievement Amanda Young, Children’s Hospital & Medical Center Preventing Childhood Obesity; Colorado State Provost Allyson Zalewski, Metropolitan Community College Freshman Incentive Daniel Zeleny, Northwestern wrestling, Academic Achievement, Moritz NE Jenna Zeleny, UNL Regents Trent Zimmerman, UNO Walter Scott, Jr., National Merit Eaton, Regents, Honors Program

Gross James Lohaus Outstanding Student Class rank: 1st out of 98 College plans: UNL; construction engineering Parents: Daniel and Angela Lohaus About: James has an engaging personality; he possesses kindness, intelligence, diligence and compassion. His teachers speak highly of his maturity and diligence, and he is someone of strong character and integrity.

Kathryn Partusch Key Staffer Journalistic role: Yearbook editorin-chief College plans: Clarkson; nursing Parents: Jerry

and Mary Partusch About: Kathryn has been a positive, strong leader whom the staff respects and looks up to.

Scholarships offered at Gross: Rebecca Ackerman, Adams State President’s; Creighton Academic, Roman Shaffel S.J.; Colorado-Colorado Springs Experience Colorado; UNL David Distinguished; UNO Chancellor’s; Wisconsin LaCrosse Midwest Student Exchange Kayla Allen, Colorado State Academic Recognition; Johnson & Wales JWC Campus Award; Ritonya Buscher Poehling Kelsey Beaudin, Aurora Academic; Northwest Missouri State Freshman Merit, Green and White Advantage Alina Becerra, Benedictine College Award; Conductix-Wampfler Steven Bergeron, American Red Cross Monica Blake, Missouri State swim, Board of Governor’s, Out-Of-State Academic; Kansas Excellence; UNL David Distinguished Emily Bogle, Creighton Founders; Nebraska Wesleyan Achievement, Board of Governor’s, Recognition; UNK Regents; UNL David Distinguished; UNO Regents Regina Brokke, Creighton Founders; Midland dance; Rockhurst Breen, Loyola; UNK Chancellors; UNL David Distinguished; UNO Chancellor’s Alexis Brown, Mechanical Contractors Association of Omaha; Dayton Deans’ Merit; Kansas Midwest Student Exchange Jacob Bryson, Providence hockey Katheryn Caskey, Chaminade Regents; Missouri Western State Leadership, President’s Academic; UNK Chancellors; UNO Chancellor’s; Wyoming Rocky Mountain Scholars Emma Clausen, Boys & Girls Clubs of the Midlands, Paul Stella Memorial; College of St. Mary Achievement; Midland cheer; Morningside Founders; Susan T. Buffett Foundation Daniel Coldanghise, Hastings Academic, football; Midland football Timothy Collins, Briar Cliff Academic; Peru State Dean’s Paul Connor, American Red Cross Thomas Cordwin, UNO Chancellor’s Danielle Cork, Knights of Columbus Council No. 6192; Regis Trustees Catholic Lucas Cotton, UNO Dean’s Kaylee Culhane, SpartanNash Omaha Madison Cunningham, Chaminade Academic Merit, Marianist Leadership, Regents; Clarkson President’s Platinum; DePaul Scholars’; Loyola Chicago Loyola; Nebraska Methodist Josie Award; UNL Nebraska Achievement; UNO Dean’s Colton Egermier, Aksarben Foundation/ Horatio Alger Christine Felty, Midland basketball; Northwest Missouri State Freshman Merit, Green and White Advantage; South Dakota Coyote Commitment Achievement Cody Fleckenstein, West Point Academy Brittany Fleming, Morningside volleyball, Presidential Allison Gradoville, OEA Foundation Inc.; South Dakota Coyote Commitment Distinction Eduardo Granillo, Aksarben Foundation/ Horatio Alger Megan Heffelfinger, Midland Presidential; UNK Chancellors; UNL Canfield; UNO Chancellor’s Zachary Helms, Bellevue Rotary Club Dominic Henton, Hastings Pro Rege Christa Holland, Iowa State Competitive Excellence; Omaha Westside Lions Club; Minnesota Maroon & Gold Leadership; UNL Regents; Oklahoma National Merit; West Omaha Rotary; Alabama Presidential Alexandra Homan, Benedictine Academic; College of St. Mary Academic, basketball & soccer; Drury Endowed, Presidential; Morningside Achievement, basketball, President’s; Nebraska Wesleyan Achievement, Presidents Zachary Janda, Academic Decathlon Regional Competition Sophia Ketchmark, Augustana Augie Choice, Trustees Fellowship, Presidential; Creighton Founders; Iowa State Competitive Excellence; Midland cheer; UNL Canfield; Wayne State soccer, Education Matters; Wichita State Morrison Merit Andrew Klingemann, Rockhurst Loyola, McCabe; UNL Canfield Michael Koenig, UNL David Distinguished, Pepsi Morgan Krist, Metropolitan Community College Board of Governors James Lohaus, Iowa State Competitive Excellence; KPE Engineering/Architectural; World-Herald Outstanding Student; UNL Durham School of Architectural Engineering and Construction, Regents; UNO Regents Natalie Lundak, Colorado State Provost’s; Creighton Founders; Loyola-Chicago Trustee; St. Louis Deans’; Dayton Marianist Leadership, President’s Merit; UNL Canfield; St. Thomas Academic Jakob Mach, Runza Student of the Week; Susan T. Buffett Foundation; UNL Canfield, Legends; UNO Chancellor’s, CBA Scholars Academy, Duffy Freshman, Mammel Robin Maher, Creighton Founders, Mutual of Omaha, Roman Shaffel S.J.; Midland dance; Kansas Excellence; UNL Canfield; UNO Chancellor’s Hannah Mapes, Washburn Freshman Academic Makenzie Mitilier, Johnny Baxter Carriage House Foundation Eric Mixan, Midland football Connor Moritz, UNL Canfield; UNO Regents Mary Ellen Morris, Kansas Midwest Student Exchange; UNO Dean’s Tyler Nollett, Creighton Founders Kathryn Partusch, Morningside Ambassador; UNL Speech Jordan Pechar, Hastings basketball, Student Success Charles Peters, Millikin Opportunity Eric Pflug, Ritonya Buscher Poehling Eden Placzek, Ritonya Buscher Poehling Joel Rinkol, Loyola Chicago Rambler; Marquette Pere Marquette; St. Louis Ignatian; South Dakota Coyote Commitment Promise Sydney Sakalosky, Morningside Ambassador Chance Sauley, UNO Chancellor’s Mikaela Schmitz, Missouri Western State Dean’s Academic; Wichita State Midwest Student Exchange Tommi Scornavacca, Briar Cliff Academic; Heart to Heart; Nebraska Wesleyan Archway; Northwest Missouri State Freshman Merit, Green and White Advantage; Susan T. Buffett Foundation; UNK College of Education Dean’s Austin Sidzyik, Briar Cliff Academic; Doane Trustees; Hastings Ambassador, basketball; Midland football; Morningside football, Dean’s; Susan T. Buffett Foundation; UNL Nebraska Achievement Erin Sosso, Bergan Mercy Auxiliary CHI Health; Children’s Hospital; Grand Canyon Antelope; Methodist Merit Ian Sutton, Academic Decathlon Regional Competition James Triplett, UNO Regents Jenna VanHaute, Creighton Academic; Nebraska Wesleyan Achievement, Archway Brittney Vomacka, Doane track, Presidential; Northwest Missouri State Bearcat, Tower; Susan T. Buffett Foundation; UNK Loper Excellence Erin Williams, UNL Canfield, Health Science Scholars Christian Woodle, Creighton Founders; UNO Regents

Marian Kathryn Fuxa Outstanding Student Class rank: 1st out of 179 College plans: Creighton; marketing and

finance Parents: Edward and Ann Fuxa About: Kathryn Fuxa is a solid, hard-working academic scholar. Her tenacious nature, conscientiousness and personal integrity will make her highly successful. Kathryn’s selfinitiative in all areas makes her a dynamic leader. She is destined for great things in the business world in the years ahead!

Clara M. Wertzberger Key Staffer Journalistic role: Comanaging editor of the monthly newspaper, also writer, photographer and designer. Previously, video producer of the MBeat broadcast. College plans: Iowa; undecided but interested in journalism/ communications and global health. Parents: Stephen and Susan Wertzberger About: Clara conscientiously helps lead her talented staff to do more than just produce a student newspaper, she leads by example and inspiration. Scholarships offered at Marian: Mary Apker, Butler Academic; Creighton Magis, Roman Shaffel S.J.; Gonzaga Trustee; Marquette Pere Marquette; Rockhurst Breen, Loyola; Dayton Trustees’ Merit; Denver Chancellor; Xavier Taylor Asche, Hastings Pro Rege, softball; Addison Baffert, Arizona Excellence; Kansas Excellence Kathryn Baginski, Iowa State Competitive Excellence; National Merit Cardinal Health Foundation; Kansas National Merit; Minnesota National, Cyrus Northrop for National Merit Finalists; UNL ASC Dean’s, Chancellor’s Holly Banark, Hastings Ambassador, basketball; Morningside Achievement, Dean’s; Nebraska Wesleyan Achievement, Presidents; St. Louis Tuition Lauren Beduhn, Colorado School of Mines Merit, Presidential; Gonzaga Regents; Marquette Pere Marquette; Northern Arizona President’s Excellence Non-Residents; St. Louis Dean’s Catherine Belford, Creighton Founders; St. Louis; Kansas Midwest Student Exchange Sydney Bonnett, Creighton Founders; Nebraska Wesleyan Presidents; Northwest Missouri State Bearcat Advantage, Distinguished; Rockhurst Loyola, McCabe; UNO Chancellor’s Liliana Boyle, South Dakota women’s soccer Emily Cheloha, Sioux Falls softball Molly Coghill, Kansas Midwest Student Exchange Kellyn Daly, North Carolina softball Claire Davis, Clemson Academic; Denison Founders; Furman Bell Tower; St. Louis Vice President’s; Trinity Murchison; Tulane Paul Tulane; UNL Engineering, Regents; Richmond Presidential; Vanderbilt Cornelius Vanderbilt Maia Delkamiller, Creighton Founders, Roman Shaffel S.J.; First Catholic Slovak Ladies Association College Freshman; Marquette Pere Marquette; St. Louis Dean’s/ Martin Luther King, Jr; Iowa Old Gold; UNL David Distinguished Kateri Determan, Benedictine Music, St. Scholastica; St. Benedict Trustees’; Creighton Magis, Roman Shaffel S.J.; UNO Regents; St. Thomas Academic Anna Domet, Regis Trustees Catholic; UNL Canfield Katelyn Drobny, Creighton Magis, Roman Shaffel S.J.; Kansas Excellence; UNL Regents; UNO Regents Kathleen Ely, Creighton Founders; Rockhurst Knapp, Loyola Molly Fisher, Colorado State Academic Recognition; Creighton Founders; Kansas Midwest Student Exchange Sara Flaxbeard, Augustana Dean’s; Regis Trustees Catholic; Rockhurst McCabe, Trustees’; St. Louis Dean’s; Kansas Midwest Student Exchange; UNL Canfield; UNO Dean’s Margaret Forbes, Northwest Missouri State Bearcat Advantage, Tower; Regis Trustees Catholic; Rockhurst Loyola, McCabe; St. Louis Ignatian Alyssa Freeman, Creighton Magis, Roman Shaffel S.J.; Gustavus Adolphus Tuition Exchange; Nicki G.; UNL Regents Makenzie Fuss, Creighton Founders; Iowa State Competitive Excellence; Northwest Missouri State Bearcat Advantage, Distinguished; Rockhurst golf, Loyola, McCabe, Regent’s; Kansas Excellence; UNO Regents Kathryn Fuxa, Creighton Magis, Scott Scholars; Marquette Pere Marquette; St. Louis Vice President’s; UNL Regents; Texas Dallas Academic Excellence Madeline Gaukel, Metropolitan Community College Board of Governor’s Elizabeth Geske, Kansas Achievement Collette Gillaspie, Iowa State Competitive Excellence, Engineering; Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium; Notre Dame Katelyn Gochenour, Oklahoma Distinguished, Gallogly College of Engineering, track & field Madison Golden, Iowa State Competitive Excellence; Michigan State Presidential Study Abroad, Scholars; Illinois Aspire Jenna Gornall, George Mason Distinction; Gonzaga Regents; Gustavus Adolphus Dean’s, Legacy; Marquette Pere Marquette; Pacific Lutheran Provost’s; Regis Trustees Catholic, Catholic High School; St. Louis Dean’s; UNL David Distinguished Devon Gottsch, Regis Achievement Catholic Julia Griffin, CHI Health Care; Creighton Magis, Roman Shaffel S.J.; Loyola Chicago Presidential; Marquette Pere Marquette; Methodist Volunteers in Partnership Volunteen; Rotary Club of Omaha; Runza Student of the Week; St. Louis Presidential; UNL Regents Andrea Hanus, Missouri Mark Twain Non-Resident, volleyball; Natalie Hayes, Rockhurst Breen, Loyola Cassandra Heisey, Creighton Magis; Loyola New Orleans President’s; Oklahoma State Out-of-State Achievement; St. Louis Dean’s; Arkansas New Arkansan Non-Resident Tuition Sofia Hingorani, DePaul Presidential; Marquette Pere Marquette; St. Louis Presidential Finalist; UNL Nebraska Achievement Ashlyn Hruska, South Dakota Coyote Commitment; Andrea Huber, DePaul Presidential; Loyola Chicago Loyola; Rockhurst Breen, Breen; St. Louis Vice President’s; Denver Chancellor; UNL David Distinguished; St. Thomas Academic Amber Jimenez, College of St. Mary Academic Achievement Hannah Johnson, Creighton Founders; Iowa State Competitive Excellence, Return to Iowa-Generations; Loyola New Orleans Crescent City, Dean’s; Marquette Pere Marquette; Regis Trustees Catholic, Catholic High School; Rockhurst Loyola, McCabe; St. Louis Enhanced Merit, Academic; Kansas Midwest Student Exchange; UNL Canfield; UNO Dean’s Rachel Johnson, Kansas Jayhawk Generations Mary Delaney Kelly, Creighton Magis; Iowa State Competitive Excellence, Design Distinction; UNL David Distinguished Madeline Kirchofer, Wyoming Rocky Mountain Scholars Mary Kiscoan, Creighton Founders; Marquette Pere Marquette; Kansas Midwest Student Exchange Abigail Knapton, UNL diving Sophie Knoblauch, George Washington Presidential; Rockhurst Breen, Loyola; St. Louis Vice President’s; Kansas Midwest Student Exchange; UNL Regents; Xavier Alexandra Lager, Benedictine College Award Hannah Lazio, McAleer/Pierce Memorial; UNL Regents; UNO Regents Taylor Lazio, McAleer/Pierce Memorial; UNL Canfield; UNO Dean’s Alexis Linderman, American Legion, Prague Post #254; Hastings softball Anya Lindholm, Marquette Pere Marquette; Dayton Trustees’ Merit; Portland President’s; San Diego Alcala; St. Thomas Academic Cecilia London, Rockhurst Breen, Loyola; Kansas Jayhawk Generations; UNL Regents; UNO Regents Elizabeth Loschen, South Dakota volleyball Lauren Manganaro, Creighton Magis, Roman Shaffel S.J.; Texas Christian Dean’s; UNL Regents Skye Manley, Creighton Fr. Joseph Labaj Sophia Marasco, Creighton; Regis Achievement Catholic Katrina McCutcheon, Baylor President’s Gold; Creighton Magis, Roman Shaffel S.J.;

Loyola Chicago Presidential; St. Louis Vice President’s; Texas Christian Dean’s Emma McGill, Creighton Magis, Roman Shaffel S.J.; Loyola Chicago Presidential; St. Louis Vice President’s; Minnesota Cyrus Northrop for National Merit Finalists, Gold National; UNL Regents Maren McGuire, Kansas Midwest Student Exchange Taylor McHugh, Doane Van Hoy, soccer; FBLA; Nova Southeastern Dean’s Kaitlin McKenna, Creighton; Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation College Opportunity Madalyn McKeone, Creighton Founders, rowing Maureen McKillip, Creighton Magis, Roman Shaffel S.J.; Regis Trustees Catholic; Truman State Non-Resident Tuition, President’s Honorary, TruMerit; Denver Chancellor; UNL Regents Molly Miller, Northwest Missouri State Bearcat Advantage, Tower Sydney Miller, Creighton Founders, Roman Shaffel S.J.; Loyola Chicago Damen; St. Louis Dean’s; Arizona Excellence Tuition; Iowa National Scholars; Kansas Excellence; UNL David Distinguished Catherine Mormino, Creighton Founders; Loyola Chicago Trustee; St. Louis Dean’s; Iowa National Scholars; Kansas Midwest Student Exchange; Missouri Mark Twain Non-Resident; UNL Canfield Macie Moylan, Creighton Founders; Iowa State Competitive Excellence; Loyola Chicago Damen; Marquette Pere Marquette; Purdue Presidential; St. Louis Dean’s; Iowa National Scholars; Kansas Midwest Student Exchange; St. Thomas Academic Hannah Mueller, Creighton; St. Louis Ignatian; Kansas Midwest Student Exchange Mary Mulhall, Creighton Magis; Marquette Pere Marquette; St. Louis Vice President’s; Dayton Trustees’ Merit; Denver Chancellor; UNL Regents; Portland President’s Lindsay Muse, Benedictine College Award; Northwest Missouri State Bearcat Advantage, Distinguished; Kansas Midwest Student Exchange; UNK Chancellors; UNL Canfield; UNO Dean’s Savannah Nichols, St. Louis swimming Taylor Nihsen, Midland dance Megan O’Konski, Loyola Chicago Damen; Marquette Pere Marquette; UNL David Distinguished; St. Thomas Academic Elise Pape, St. Ambrose Academic; Tulsa Academic; William Jewell Faculty Emily Pape, Drake Bulldog, Presidential; Gustavus Adolphus Dean’s, Gustavus; St. Thomas Academic, Trustees; Tulsa Academic Katie Petersen, Concordia Regent’s; Doane Presidential; Hastings Crimson, trapshooting; Midland Presidential; Wichita State Founders Merit Kaitlyn Pfannenstiel, Creighton Founders, Roman Shaffel S.J.; UNL Canfield, Nebraska Legends Noelle Pick, Creighton Magis, Roman Shaffel S.J.; Marquette Pere Marquette; St. Louis Vice President’s; UNL Regents Emma Pink, Creighton; Nebraska Land Improvement Contractors; Rockhurst Knapp, Loyola; Simpson Academic Ann Porter, Rockhurst Breen, Loyola; St. Louis Dean’s; Iowa National Scholars; UNL David Distinguished Greta Portis, Creighton Founders; Loyola Chicago Trustee; St. Louis Dean’s; Denver Crimson & Gold Scholar; Kansas Excellence; UNL Canfield, Honors Textbook, Rising Scholars Elise Putnam, Creighton Founders; Marquette Pere Marquette; St. Louis Dean’s, Higher Purpose; Missouri Mark Twain Non-Resident Payton Ranck, Creighton Magis; Creighton Roman Shaffel S.J.; Marquette Pere Marquette; Iowa Old Gold; Kansas Excellence; UNL Regents Caitlin Ricker, Creighton Founders; Rockhurst Breen, Loyola, Regent’s; Iowa National Scholars; Kansas Business Leadership, Midwest Student Exchange Kathrine Ruffalo, Kansas Excellence Hannah Saalfeld, Robert Sklenar Memorial Maria Sakowski, Boston College Academic; Creighton Magis, Roman Shaffel S.J.; Gonzaga Trustee; Loyola Marymount Arrupe, Early Action; Marquette Pere Marquette; St. Louis FACHEX Tuition; Santa Clara Dean’s; Seattle Trustee; San Francisco Scholar Carly Schmitt, Baylor Deans’ Gold; Benedictine College Award; Creighton Founders; Rockhurst Loyola, McCabe; Kansas Midwest Student Exchange Avery Shepherd, Kansas Midwest Student Exchange McKenna Simpson, Butler Academic; Creighton Founders; Drake Bulldog, Presidential; Regis Academic; UNL Canfield Amanda Skalka, Burger King; Creighton Magis, Roman Shaffel S.J.; Iowa State Competitive Excellence, Forsythe Family; Loyola Chicago Loyola; Rockhurst Breen, Lakas English, Loyola, Regent’s; St. Louis Vice President’s; Kansas Excellence; UNL David Distinguished, Health Sciences Anna Slezak, Creighton Magis, Roman Shaffel S.J.; Santa Clara Dean’s; Arizona Excellence; UNL Regents; San Diego Alcala Award, Catholic Education Julia Smith, Kansas State Midwest Student Exchange; Oklahoma State Out-of-State Achievement; Purdue Presidential Nithali Sridhar, Boston University Presidential; Minnesota Cyrus Northrop for National Merit Finalists, Gold National; UNL Honors Textbook, Raikes Foundation, Regents; UNO Regents; Washington Purple and Gold Scholar Rachael Steier, Colorado State Provost’s; Creighton Founders; Iowa State Competitive Excellence; Regis Trustees Catholic; Missouri-Kansas City Metropolitan Scholars Non-Resident; UNL Canfield; UNO Dean’s Morgan Stessman, Kansas State College of Agriculture, Midwest Student Exchange; Iowa Advantage Iowa; UNL CASNR Anna Stienike, Kansas Excellence; Kansas School of Engineering Dean’s Scholar; UNL David Distinguished Sierra Strattan, Baylor President’s Gold; Clemson Out-of-State Academic; Southern Methodist Deans’ Scholar, Discovery; Tulane Presidential; Denver Chancellor; Miami President’s; UNL Regents Sophia Terwilleger, Augustana Academic, volleyball; Laura Theisen, Butler Academic; Creighton Magis, Roman Shaffel S.J.; Rockhurst Breen, Loyola; Iowa Old Gold; Utah Freshman Academic Achievement Mary Townley, Creighton Magis, Roman Shaffel S.J.; Fordham Rose Hill Loyola, Tuition; St. Louis Vice President’s; UNL Regents Ruvarashe Tsoka, UNL Emerging Leaders, Nebraska Legends Hannah Uhl, UNL Canfield Faith Vinton, Seattle Trustee; Maine UMaine Flagship Emily Vlach, Midland dance Clara Wertzberger, Benedictine College Award; Creighton Magis, Roman Shaffel S.J.; Iowa State Academic Recognition, Cardinal Leadership; Miami Academic; Santa Clara Dean’s; Dayton Trustees’ Merit; UNL David Distinguished; Northern Iowa Distinguished; St. Thomas Academic; Xavier Brittany Witt, Creighton Founders, volleyball Emily Witzenburg, Central College Academic; DePaul Deans’; Iowa National Scholars; UNL Canfield; UNO Chancellor’s; Allison Zuerlein, Iowa State Competitive Excellence

Mercy Mikayla Rosenthal

Outstanding Student Class rank: 1st out of 96 College plans: UNL; chemical engineering Parents: Rich and Lisa Rosenthal About: Mikayla embodies a Woman of Mercy. Not only is she academically gifted, she is a compassionate, caring individual who thrives in giving back to her school and community. She is a natural born leader and outstanding athlete. Mikayla generously uses her See : Page 23


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Continued from Page 22 gifts of faith, knowledge and service to make the world a better place. Scholarships offered at Mercy: Michelle Allen, UNL Regents, Honors; Nebraska Wesleyan Founders, Achievement; Kansas Excellence, School of Engineering Dean’s, Department of Chemical and Petroleum ; Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation Meagan Austin, UNL David Distinguished, Chancellors; UNO Regents Allayna Bash, Benedictine Maathai; Knights of Columbus Rachel Bowen, Northwest Missouri State Freshman Merit, Green and White Advantage Emma Ecker, UNL Regents, Honors; Loyola Chicago Damen Gillian Emsick, Regis Achievement Catholic; Rockhurst Knapp, Loyola Mary Engelbert, College of St. Mary Academic Achievement; Creighton Linn; Benedictine Abbot Julia Ervin, Long Island Post Recognition Delaney Freese, St. Mary’s Minnesota Presidential, St. Cecilia Music; Rockhurst McCabe, Loyola; Benedictine College Award; Drake Presidential, Bulldog; St. Thomas Academic, Trustees Claire Gaeta, UNO Chancellor’s; UNL James Canfield; Nebraska Wesleyan Presidents; Creighton Founders; Rockhurst McCabe, Loyola; St. Louis Deans’; Doane Presidential Jennifer Gilbert, UNL James Canfield, Honors, College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources; Rockhurst Breen, Loyola, Regent’s; Creighton Roman Shaffel S.J., Founders; Kansas Excellence; Kansas State Honors; Iowa State Competitive Excellence Sydney Goltl, Northwest Missouri State Freshman Merit, Green and White Advantage Claire Harsh, UNO Regents; UNL David Distinguished, Nebraska Legends Grace Hart, Missouri Western State Dean’s Academic Mariah Houston, UNL Nebraska Emerging Leader Rachel Hoyer, Rochester Institute of Technology President’s, Merit Keeley King, Nebraska Wesleyan Achievement; Northwest Missouri State Freshman Merit, Green and White Advantage Lauren Kopp, College of St. Mary Academic; Nebraska Wesleyan Archway, Achievement Izabela Kruszczak, South Dakota Coyote Commitment Achievement Margaret Lewis, Peru State Trustees; Mount Marty Merit; Missouri Kansas City Non-Resident, Achievement; UNO Chancellor’s Awod Macheik, UNO Mockelman Memorial; UNO Deans’ Sydney Nelson, Nebraska Wesleyan Achievement Theresa Nguyen, Creighton Smola-McCormick Hannah Opp, UNO Deans’ Allison Peterson, Nebraska Wesleyan Black and Gold, Achievement Anna Pflaum, UNK Chancellors; South Dakota Coyote Commitment Distinction Mikayla Rosenthal, Missouri Science and Technology Trustees, University, Out-of-State ; UNL David Distinguished, Pepsi, Honors; Colorado School of Mines Merit; Iowa State Competitive Excellence; Kansas Excellence; Colorado State Presidential; South Dakota School of Mines & Technology Scholar; World-Herald Outstanding Student; Rotary Club of Omaha West Outstanding Senior Megan Schleisman, UNL James Canfield, Chancellors Ellen Schroll, UNL Regents, Honors; Benedictine College Award Alexandra Schulz, Metropolitan Community College Board of Governors Rachel Tolbert, UNL David Distinguished, Chancellors; Creighton Roman Shaffel S.J., Founders; UNO Regents Chloe Trecek, UNL James Canfield; Creighton Founders; Southern Arkansas Blue and Gold Award; UNO Dean’s Margaret Vankat, UNL James Canfield; UNO Dean’s; Benedictine College Award; South Dakota Coyote Commitment Achievement Candide Villard, Mercy College Presidential Marie Wolf, McCabe Memorial Teaching; Nebraska Wesleyan Presidents, Achievement Josette Wren, Nebraska Wesleyan Black and Gold, Theatre

Millard North Raymond Thai Outstanding Student Class rank: 1st out of 576 College plans: Stanford; economics Parents: Benny Thai and Susan Zhang About: Ray is intellectual and resourceful. He has excelled academically, has been a part of our state championship economic challenge teams, has applied business theory learned in class to the real world (he and a partner are running a business). He also is a volunteer, including a tutor. Ray is multidimensional and goal driven, yet quite compassionate.

Joseph Covolo Key Staffer Journalistic role: Editor-in-chief and sports editor of the school newspaper. Last year he was a

staff writer. College plans: Missiouri; journalism Parent: Anne Covolo About: Joey’s love of sports, strong writing ability and quick wit all combine to produce professional sports columns, even qualifying

him for NSAA State Journalism in column writing. (He earned the State Championship in headline writing as a junior.) He is a strong leader who helps the writing of other students. Scholarships offered at Millard North: Aaron Adams, Case Western Reserve; Millard Days; Minnesota-Twin Cities national; UNL honors textbook, regents Isabelle Adcock, Northwest Missouri State Bearcat advantage, Tower Abigail Ahmann, Northwest Missouri State freshman merit, green & white advantage Aleser Alahmad, Creighton Magis, Roman Shaffel S.J.; Minnesota-Twin Cities national excellence; UNL regents; UNO regents Isabella Amador, UNL achievement Glorie Anien, Midland campus visit, performing arts Sarah Annis, Bethal royal merit, trumpet; Grand Canyon president, priority registration; Millard Public Schools Foundation-Mustang Booster Club; Northwestern College Peale; UNO regents Leigha Atkisson, UNO dean’s, Elmer Rhoden, Hazel Emley; Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation Rebecca Backens, Metro freshman incentive Abbi Bader, UNL honors textbook, Jochens BSE fund, regents Niranjana Balu, Millard Public Schools Foundation-Montclair PTO-Birkel memorial; Nebraska Wesleyan founders, commendation; Rockhurst Breen, regents; UNL honors textbook, regents Neil Band, National Merit; UNL dean’s, honors textbook, regents Ivy Banks, Doane presidential Michael Banwo, UNL Canfield Andrew Barber, Millard North band boosters; UNL Glenn Korff music, David distinguished, regents Anna Bartholet, Kansas midwest student exchange Elizabeth Baxter, UNL regents Charissa Bender, Millard Public Schools Foundation-Barbara Winterburn Boettner memorial, Martha Reed Burwell memorial; U.S. Figure Skating bronze Madison Bender, Nebraska Wesleyan board of governors; Northwest Missouri State Bearcat advantage, Tower; Kansas midwest student exchange program, LEAD program Kaitlyn Beukenhorst, UNL Canfield Kaitlin Bierman, Hastings ambassador, family grant, legacy, Sam Alexander, trap shooting; Rocky Mountain trustee; Wichita State Morrison merit Andrew Blalock, Mississippi academic excellence housing, band, National Merit achievement, National Merit non-resident, wind band; UNL David distinguished, honors textbook Cole Boyd, Colorado School of Mines merit; Iowa State competitive excellence, engineering, honors program; South Dakota School of Mines & Tech presidential; Illinois Urbana-Champaign OSFA non-resident; UNL chancellor’s, David distinguished, honors textbook; UNO regents Holden Bradley, UNL regents Claire Breen, UNL chancellor’s, honors textbook, National Merit stipend Samuel Brennan, UNL Canfield Andrew Bristol, UNL Canfield Dawn Broer, Creighton founders; Missouri Southern State presidential; Missouri State midwest student exchange, provost; Nebraska Wesleyan board of governors, recognition; Rockhurst McCabe; TCU academic; Troy chancellor’s; Louisiana academic excellence; UNL Canfield; UNO chancellor’s; South Dakota Coyote commitment achievement Broderick Buck, Northwest Missouri State football, Bearcat advantage, tower Abigail Burroughs, Colorado State presidential; Iowa State competitive excellence; Kansas State CAS, midwest student exchange; National Merit; Minnesota-Twin Cities food-agriculture-natural resource sciences, Cyrus Northrup, gold national; UNL CASNR, honors textbook, regents; Washington State Cougar academic Kaitlyn Burton, Northwest Missouri State Bearcat advantage, Tower Ethan Butler, Midland football; Peru State football; William Penn football Taylor Caniglia, Northwest Missouri State Bearcat advantage, freshman merit Andrew Carlson, UNL Canfield, legends; UNO regents David Carlson, Millard Public Schools Foundation-Morton PTO; UNO distinguished, regents Matthew Chen, Northeastern dean’s; St. Louis University vice president’s; UNL David distinguished Tanmayee Chengalasetty, UNL Canfield, honors textbook, legends Hannah Choi, UNL Canfield, legends Morgan Christian, Fort Hays State traditions; Kansas State heritage David Clark, Millard Public Schools Foundation-Abbott PTO; Northwest Missouri State Bearcat advantage, Tower Sean Clifford, Creighton founders; UNL honors textbook, regents Corinne Collins, UNO dean’s John Connolly, Navy ROTC; ROTC college; Air Force Academy appointment; Coast Guard Academy; Military Academy (West Point) appointment; Naval Academy; UNL regents; UNO regents Emily Costello, Augustana trustees, pro dramatis; Midland scholar performer; Nebraska Wesleyan board of governors; South Dakota Coyote commitment achievement, theatre talent; Washburn Garvey competitive Joseph Covolo, Millard Public Schools Foundation-Morton PTO; Missouri-Columbia Mark Twain non-resident, journalism, Walter Williams scholars; UNL journalism/mass media, regents Joseph Cowman, Millard Public Schools Foundation-Morton PTO; UNL honors textbook, Raikes, regents Mary Cronkleton, Creighton founders Avery Daniel, UNL achievement, chancellor’s; Northwest Missouri State Bearcat advantage, Tower Shiraz de Vreede, UNL achievement Jasmine DeMonte, Northwest Missouri State Bearcat advantage, Tower Alexander Deptula, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology academic, merit; Minnesota-Twin Cities national excellence Megan Donahue, Minnesota State Mankato in-state tuition, Maverick Kerstin Douglass, Northwest Missouri State Bearcat advantage, Tower Brandon Downey, Army ROTC Ike Skelton Reserve Forces Duty Jake Driscoll, Florida Polytechnic provost Gwendoline Dunlop, UNL regents; UNO

regents Turner Eakins, Kansas National Merit; UNL chancellor’s, honors textbook, regents Ellen Ellis, Sioux Falls swim Nicholas Engle, Northwest Missouri State Bearcat advantage, Tower; St. Cloud baseball, non-resident tuition; Wayne State baseball Elle English, Arizona State dean’s; Kansas midwest student exchange Madison Eppler, Drake Bulldog, legacy, presidential; Millard Public Schools Foundation-Sandoz PTA; Seton Hall summer, academic; The New School academic achievement, Lang Michael Ervin, National Society of High School Scholars; U.S. Figure Skating bronze; UNL Canfield, opportunity Nicholas Everett, UNL David distinguished; UNO chancellor’s Dylan Finley, UNL chancellor’s, honors textbook, National Merit Camryn Fisher, Millard Public Schools Foundation-Robert Mueller memorial Patrick Fisher, UNL achievement Rebecca Fitzgarrald, Chadron State full tuition waiver; Colorado School of Mines merit; Creighton Magis, Roman Shaffel S.J.; Missouri Science & Technology physics, excellence, dean’s, excellence out-of-state, academic, women’s program Boeing; UNL chancellor’s, honors textbook, regents Kelsey Folkers, Kansas midwest student exchange; UNL Canfield; UNO dean’s Kaitlyn Forsythe, Millard Public Schools Foundation-Cottonwood PTA, Janet Singleton memorial; UNL regents Noah Geist, Louisana State Tiger excellence Emily Gilson, Hastings tuition exchange program; Northwest Missouri State freshman merit, green & white advantage Mahati Gollapudi, Baylor president’s gold; St. Louis University dean’s tuition, enchanced merit; Iowa national scholars; UNL achievement Shelby Goodrich, Dordt presidential; Northwestern College Peale, Moritz, legacy; Sioux Falls academic Alexandra Grasso, South Dakota Coyote commitment achievement; Northwest Missouri State freshman merit, green & white advantage Gabrielle Grasso, Hastings academic, basketball Olivia Grasso, Washburn academic, soccer, business Isabelle Graves, Northwest Missouri State Bearcat advantage Nathan Grier, Nebraska Wesleyan achievement, black & gold Allison Grunkemeyer, UNL Canfield Jared Gustafson, Texas Tech presidential; Kansas CPE, dean’s, midwest student exchange Alana Hagan, Coe trustee; Cornell College dean’s; Creighton academic, Fr. Joseph Labaj; Knox Ellen Browning, service and leadership; Millsaps second century; Nebraska Wesleyan achievement, black & gold Alexander Hainline, Millard Days Kora Hanson, FBI Citizens Academy alumni association; Arizona excellence; UNL David distinguished; Oregon summit Leigh Hanson, Creighton founders; Loyola presidential; TCU dean’s; Kansas excellence; Missouri-Columbia Mark Twain non-resident; UNL honors textbook, regents Charlie Harte, Creighton founders; Marquette Pere Marquette Award; Millard Public Schools Foundation-Mustang Booster Club; UNL Canfield, legends; UNO chancellor’s Jonathan Hause, Augustana founders; St. Benedict president’s, saints; Creighton academic; Drake presidential; Regis achievement; Rockhurst Knapp; TCU merit, midwest student exchange; Xavier Luke Heitmann, Metropolitan Community College board of governors Madison Henry, Creighton soccer; Marquette academic, soccer; South Dakota soccer Isabella Hiatt, Creighton academic, university; DePaul St. Vincent DePaul; Drake academic, presidential Lily Hock, National Merit-ConAgra Foods Foundation; Purdue presidential; Illinois at Urbana-Champaign achievement; Minnesota-Twin Cities gold national, gold; UNL honors textbook, regents Claudia Holm, Colorado School of Mines merit; Minnesota-Twin Cities national excellence; UNL regents Sophia Holt, Millard North band boosters; Northwestern College legacy, music, National Merit, Peale; UNL regents; UNO regents Megan Hong, New York CAS; Northeastern dean’s; Minnesota-Twin Cities national; UNL honors textbook, regents Martin Hooi, Fort Hays State traditions; South Dakota Coyote commitment achievement Holly Hopson, Florida Atlantic academic excellence, elite Owl; TCU merit, non-resident tuition, president’s honorary; Northern Iowa legacy, out-of-state Nicole Howard, UNO regents Jason Huang, UNL Canfield, honors textbook, legends Madalyn Hyland, Baylor president’s gold; Iowa State competitive excellence; Multiple Sclerosis Society; Nebraska Wesleyan achievement, founders, legacy, academic; TCU dean’s; Naval Academy; Iowa academic, old gold; Missouri-Columbia Mark Twain non-resident; UNL honors textbook, regents; South Carolina Cooper scholars Faith Idachaba, Morningside ambassador; Northwest Missouri State University freshman merit, green & white advantage; Sioux Falls academic Jared Irvine, UNO regents Daniel Jahn, Midland football Sarah Jaksich, Truman State President John R. Kirk; UNL regents; Northern Iowa out-of-state Alex Jana, Northeastern dean’s; UNL regents Jiayi Jiang, UNL achievement Carli Johnson, DePaul scholar; Loyola academic; Northwest Missouri State Bearcat advantage, Tower; St. Louis University academic; Northern Iowa out-of-state; South Dakota Coyote commitment distinction Dylan Jones, Morningside dean’s; UNL Canfield; UNO regents Mary Juno, Baylor president’s gold; Hastings crimson; Iowa State competitive excellence, engineering; Kansas CEAE, dean’s, excellence; UNL honors textbook, regents; UNO regents; Northern Iowa out-of-state Sydney Kamradt, Northern Iowa out-of-state Amblessed Kanu-Asiegbu, Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation; UNL emerging leaders Katelyn Keene, Central Community College-Columbus advantage, softball Adrian Kellogg, Hastings football; Midland football; Peru State football; Central Missouri football; Washburn football

Kaly Kelt, Northwest Missouri State freshman merit, green & white advantage, Bearcat advantage, Tower Muneeb Khan, UNO dean’s Stephen Kloewer, Creighton founders; Iowa State competitive excellence; UNO chancellor’s Sarah Krasno, UNO chancellor’s Elizabeth Krichau, Millard Public Schools Foundation-Schlichtemeier nursing; Nebraska Methodist Wischmeier dean’s Corey Kruger, UNL CASNR Brooke Kudirka, St. Cloud State hockey, non-resident tuition, presidential Jessica Leever, Kansas Jayhawk generations Jacob Lenagh, Doane academic, basketball, college visit; Midland football, new student; Northwest Missouri State football Jacques Lerouge, UNL Canfield, Pepsi Daniel Levy, Metropolitan Community College board of governors Zachary Lickteig, Colorado School of Mines merit; Marquette Pere Marquette; Point Loma Nazarene president’s; Richmond-American International University in London presidential; Kansas business leadership, midwest student exchange; UNL CASNR, regents; San Francisco scholar Braden Lienemann, Millard Days Jordan Loveless, UNO dean’s Jack Luddy, Ball State Heartland, midwest student exchange; Iowa State competitive excellence; Alabama excellence; South Dakota Coyote commitment achievement Justin Lui, Baylor president’s gold, university; Case Western Reserve academic, university; Iowa State GWC tuition; Rutgers trustees; UNL honors textbook, regents Nathan Lundquist, Baylor president’s gold; TCU founders; Iowa national scholars Jennifer Mack, American Legion Auxiliary Cornhusker Girls State; American Society of Mechanical Engineers Nebraska Section; DAR good citizens; Engineer’s Club of Omaha; P.E.O. STAR; Iowa State engineering, competitive excellence, Janice Davison for women in science; Kansas State engineering initiative, midwest student exchange; Millard Public Schools Foundation-Ezra Millard PTO, Kiewit Middle School, Susan Cropper memorial; Omaha Jaycees TOYO; Peter Kiewit Institute-Walter Scott Jr.; Rmel Foundation; Runza student of the week; Durham School architectural engineering & construction; Corporation for National & Community Service; Kansas dean’s, excellence, mechanical engineering; UNL engineering, honors textbook, Martin C. Hemsworth, regents; UNO honors, regents Tanner Magid, Kansas business leadership, Jayhawk generations; UNL Canfield, legends Pranav Mathur, Indiana-Bloomington dean’s, honors; Minnesota-Twin Cities national excellence; UNL honors textbook, regents Jacob Matthew, Illinois State football; North Dakota State football; Ohio football; Peru State football; South Dakota State football; North Dakota football; South Dakota football, Coyote commitment achievement Justin McCall, Creighton founders; Iowa State competitive excellence; UNL Canfield, legends; UNO regents Kali McCord, Augustana pro musical, trustees; UNL Canfield, chancellor’s; Northern Iowa out-of-state Matthew Meacham, Colorado School of Mines merit; Illinois at Urbana-Champaign achievement; UNL honors textbook, Raikes, regents; UNO regents Brody Medhi, UNL achievement Rajan Mediratta, Emory grant; St. Louis merit, president tuition, vice president’s; UNL honors textbook, regents, speech & debate team Jordyn Meekma, Northern Michigan national excellence, presidential; UNL CASNR, honors textbook, regents Abbey Monahan, UNO regents Gerald Monahan, Creighton academic; UNO Dean & Marie Jacobsen business, CBA scholars academy, Duffy freshman Emily Moor, UNL regents; South Dakota art, Coyote commitment foundation, housing Delaney Moore, Nebraska Wesleyan achievement, academic Madison Morrissette, OEA Foundation; UNL CASNR, honors textbook, regents, speech & debate team Taylor Moyer, Kansas midwest student exchange Gannon Murray, Midland golf Samantha Nahimov, Arizona State academic achievement Maria Naylon, Nebraska Wesleyan archway, theatre; UNL achievement Evan Nebelsick, Millard Public Schools Foundation-Mustang Booster Club; Temple provost, academic Robert Neely, UNL Canfield; UNO dean’s Andrew Neill, UNL Canfield Trevin Nelson, Berklee music Kayla Ney, Millard Public Schools Foundation-Mustang Booster Club; Missouri Science and Technology excellence, out-of-state, academic; UNL honors textbook, regents Jonathan Nguyen, UNL achievement Abaigeal Nicholas, Millard Public Schools Foundation-Kiewit Middle School; Northwest Missouri State Bearcat advantage, distinguished; UNL Canfield; UNO chancellor’s Holly Niksick, Sioux Falls academic, J. Freeman & D. Burrow endowed Victoria Nott, Metropolitan Community College freshman incentive; UNO dean’s Emily Olsen, Millard Public Schools Foundation-Harvey Oaks/officer Kyle Olson, Iowa State competitive excellence, engineering; UNL regents Kathryn Opitz, Northwest Missouri State Bearcat advantage, distinguished; UNL regents; South Dakota Coyote commitment Julia Ourecky, DJ Sokol James Patton, Millard North band boosters Benjamin Paustian, Colorado School of Mines merit; UNL Canfield; UNO dean’s Bailey Payne, UNL Canfield; UNO dean’s; South Dakota commitment leadership Makenna Petersen, UNL speech & debate team Luke Peterson, Kansas excellence; UNL regents Anna Porter, UNK housing waiver, chancellor’s, merit Monica Powers, DECA-Mike Logan memorial; Millard Public Schools Foundation-Millard North Paybac Career Builder Sarmishtha Prathivadhi-Bhayankaram, Baylor academic; Creighton academic, grant; Junior League of Omaha; Rochester IB Marissa Preister, Northwest Missouri State Bearcat advantage, music, Tower; South Dakota Coyote commitment achievement Emeilie Price, College of St. Mary academic Gauri Ramesh, TD Ameritrade; Illinois-Urbana achievement; Minnesota-Twin Cities national excellence; UNL honors textbook,

Raikes, regents; UNO regents Kaitlyn Randazzo, Northwest Missouri State freshman merit, green & white advantage Haley Reed, UNO regents Anna Rehberg, Millard Public Schools Foundation-Dr. Vicki Laspar memorial; Nebraska Wesleyan achievement, president’s; South Dakota Coyote commitment leadership; Wartburg regents Matthew Reid, Midland football, campus visit; Peru State football, cooperating school, tuition; William Penn football Joshua Reil, UNL David distinguished; UNO regents Riley Rettenmaier, Nebraska Wesleyan archway; UNL achievement Timothy Reznicek, UNL Canfield; UNO regents Anna Robacker, Hastings track, crimson; Kansas excellence; UNL chancellor’s, David distinguished; UNO regents Megan Robbins, Creighton founders, Roman Shaffel S.J.; Drake presidential; Iowa old gold; Kansas excellence; Minnesota Duluth presidential; Minnesota Twin Cities iron range; UNL David distinguished, Pepsi Jessica Ruhlman, Colorado State presidential; UNL Canfield, CASNR Ty Sarvis, Creighton academic; Regis achievement Samuel Schaff, Arizona State dean’s Erica Scheetz, Millard Lioness Club Sarah Schilling, Kansas excellence, opportunity; UNL chancellor’s leadership, David distinguished, honors textbook Andrew Schrader, Millard Public Schools Foundation-Cody PTA; UNL regents; UNO regents Parker Segal, Iowa State competitive excellence; UNL regents; UNO regents Joshua Shaffer, Creighton academic; Doane trustees; Loyola dean’s; Regis achievement; Kansas midwest student exchange Keerthi Shaik, UNL regents; UNO regents Elizabeth Shavlik, Millard Days; Millard North band boosters; Millard Public Schools Foundation-EPAM Gustin Sheppard, Millard North band boosters Madeline Shriver, Nebraska Wesleyan recognition, legacy, president’s, academic, writers; Rockhursty Breen, Finucane Services, regents; UNO chancellor’s Delaney Simmonds, Creighton founders; Doane presidential; Drake presidential; UNL Canfield, honors textbook, legends; UNO regents Sayde Simpson, Northwest Missouri State Bearcat advantage, Tower Rachel Sisley, UNL honors textbook, regents Sharadh Sivamani, Methodist volunteen; Rotary Club of Omaha; UNL regents Spencer Sosalla-Bahr, Iowa State competitive excellence, generations; Kansas excellence; Minnesota-Twin Cities Cyrus Northrup, gold national; UNL David distinguished Rebecca Sowl, Nebraska Wesleyan achievement, black & gold, Michael Vosik memorial Thaddeus Speicher, Iowa State college of engineering Chanont Sricharoen, Purdue presidential; UNL regents Dylan Stamm, American Legion; Millard Public Schools Foundation-Aldrich PTA Larry Station III, Berklee music; UNL achievement, chancellor’s Jake Stogdill, UNL David distinguished Cody Stremick, Dakota Wesleyan wrestling, presidential; Hastings wrestling, proRege; Midland wrestling, campus visit; Nebraska Wesleyan achievement, archway, academic; Simpson endowed, Wesley service; Southwest Minnesota State achievement Sarah Suh, Arizona State president’s; UNL chancellor’s, honors textbook, regents Ryan Taylor, Drake presidential; Millard Public Schools Foundation-Morton PTO; TCU academic; Kansas excellence; Missouri-Columbia Mark Twain non-resident; UNL Canfield Raymond Thai, Millard Public Schools Foundation-Buell Jipp memorial, Cather PTO, Helme memorial, Dee Elsberry, National Honor Society paybac career builder, North Middle School, excellence, Susan Cropper memorial; National Merit; UNL honors textbook, Raikes, regents; World-Herald outstanding student; Chicago Odyssey; Omaha Metro Tennis Coaches Association Ashlyn Therkelsen, Eagles; Iowa State competitive excellence; TCU academic, baton; Missouri-Columbia Mark Twain non-resident Jayden Thies, Northwest Missouri State Bearcat advantage, Tower Grant Thomas, Millard Public Schools Foundation-Robert Mueller memorial Allie Thompson, Midland art; Regis trustees; South Dakota State academic, housing waiver, Jackrabbit achievement, yellow and blue; Colorado-Colorado Springs provost; Denver chancellor; UNL honors textbook, regents Jacquelyn Thomsen, Creighton founders, Roman Shaffel S.J.; Drake Bulldog, presidential; Kansas State honors; Millard Public Schools Foundation-Cottonwood PTA; Rockhurst Breen; Iowa old gold; UNL regents; UNO regents John Timmerman, Northwest Missouri State Bearcat advantage, Tower Christopher Tran, UNO chancellor’s Eric Tsai, UNL Canfield Naomi Tsukada, Minnesota-Twin Cities national excellence; UNL achievement, honors textbook, regents Deborah Turetsky, Northwestern academic; Iowa old gold; UNL achievement, honors textbook, regents Sarah Ulsher, Rockhurst Hawk, Knapp; Truman State IB, merit, non-resident tuition; Missouri-Kansas City NRF/SP, Scsp F/SP, achievement; William Jewell cardinal, IB diploma, trustee’s Nathanael Urban, Cornell College legacy, trustee; Creighton Magis, Roman Shaffel S.J.; Kenyon distinguished; Michigan State tuition; Colorado Boulder presidential, engineering merit; Connecticut academic excellence; Iowa engineering, old gold; UNL honors textbook, regents Carmen Vogt, Creighton founders, Roman Shaffel S.J.; Michigan State national honors, presidential study abroad; Missouri Science and Technology trustees, out-of-state, academic; Colorado Boulder presidential; Delaware trustees; Iowa old gold; UNL honors textbook, regents Katherine Ward, Millard Public Schools Foundation-MEA; Northwest Missouri State Adopt-a-Bearcat, freshman merit, academic, green & white Erica Weber, South Dakota State Jackrabbit achievement, yellow & blue; UNL Canfield August Whitbeck, Millard Days Sydney Wild, Kansas excellence; Missouri-Columbia Mark Twain non-resident Mason Williams, Millard Public Schools Foundation-Millard Montessori; UNL Canfield,

CASNR Carleigh Wilson, Northwest Missouri State freshman merit, green & white advantage; Washburn soccer Nicholas Wilson, Peter Kiewit Institute-Walter Scott Jr.; UNO regents Helen Woods, UNL legends, emerging leaders

Millard South Edward Yuan Outstanding Student Class rank: 1st out of 491 College plans: Notre Dame; computer science Parents: Donghui and Yuanchun Yuan About: Eddy puts 100 percent effort into his leadership, citizenship and scholarship. He is a role model for his peers. He is respected and admired by the entire school community not only because of his natural intellectual abilities but also because of his work ethic, respect for others and motivation.

Alyssa Hynes Key Staffer Journalistic role: Newspaper photographer College plans: UNL; advertising and public

relations Parents: John and Amy Hynes About: Alyssa’s photography has transformed Common Sense. Her photojournalistic skills enhance both the articles and readers’ appreciation for various aspects of school news. Not only has she made tremendous contributions to the school newspaper, she also is enthusiastic about her peers, course work and school community. Scholarships offered at Millard South: London Adams, Missouri-Kansas City non-resident; South Florida green & gold Shailyn Altepeter, UNL regents, honors textbook; UNO regents Cydnie Argotsinger, Metropolitan Community College board of governors Jaymie Argotsinger, Northwest Missouri State vocal music, Bearcat advantage, Tower Ashley Assman, Northwest Missouri State Bearcat advantage, distinguished; UNL chancellor’s, Canfield; Millard South National Honor Society Ashley Bacani, Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation college opportunity Alycia Bessinger, Midland dance Natalie Bielenberg, Millard Public Schools Foundation-Kamela Lamberty memorial; UNL regents, honors textbook; Burger King; Nebraska Society of Mayflower Descendants Jacob Boryca, Sioux Falls achievement Michael Brown, UNO athletic Allison Buckley, South Dakota coyote Commitment; Northwest Missouri State Tower, Bearcat advantage Ethan Bucksbee, UNL Canfield; UNO regents Mara Bullock, UNL regents; UNO regents; Rockhurst Breen; Creighton Roman Shaffel S.J., founders Zakkary Brentlinger, Aksarben Foundation/ Horatio Alger career Jacob Burroughs, UNO regents Colton Busch, Nebraska Wesleyan president’s, achievement; Drake presidential; UNO deans; Buena Vista heritage; Creighton founders; UNL Canfield, chancellor’s; Midland presidential Haley Cable, Millard Public Schools Foundation-Brian McEwen memorial; Lipscomb presidential, out-of-state; Bradley presidential, out-of-state; Florida Institute of Technology Panther; Millard South National Honor Society Zachary Christiansen, Northwestern academic achievement, music performance, legacy, academic, McGilvra, Moritz; Midland performing arts Matthew Clarke, Coe trustee, Williston Jones Marshall music, visual & performing arts; UNO deans; Concordia excellence, cobber edge, music performance; Iowa State design distinction, competitive excellence Claire Cleveland, Aksarben Foundation/ Horatio Alger career Alexander Cloyd, North Dakota athletic; Metro scholar athlete Bryce Cooney, Doane presidential; Hastings crimson; Morningside presidential; UNO regents Shelby Cooper, Senior achievement Shelby Cooper, Northwest Missouri State Tower, Bearcat advantage Adam Crampton, Doane presidential, athletic, campus visit; Augustana presidential; Concordia academic, athletic Joshua Creamer, UNL regents Samantha Creamer, Aksarben Foundation/ Horatio Alger career Dominik Crump, Arizona State academic achievement Hayley Danielson, Hastings art, dance, academic Emily Danigole, UNL Canfield Noah Dartmann, Louisiana president’s distinguished; Fort Hays State presidential, academic opportunity, criminal justice; Nebraska Wesleyan board of governors; Concordia regents; Rieken Christopher DeFazio, UNO regents Adam DeHaven, UNL Canfield Olivia DeGeorge, Millard Public Schools Foundation-GE Nelson memorial, Rockwell PTO; Creighton academic; College Bound Nebraska; Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation; Millard South National Honor Society

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Continued from Page 23 Adam DeHaven, Millard Public Schools Foundation-Dr. Vicki Kaspar memorial; School of Accountancy honors; UNO chancellor’s; Creighton academic; Millard Rotary Phillip Demi, Aksarben Foundation/Horatio Alger career Bailey Dennis, Peru State deans, cooperating school; Missouri-Kansas City academic, chancellor’s Jessica Devney, Northwest Missouri State freshman merit, green & white; American Dream; Regis merit; Avila academic; Concordia priority cobber Ashlee DeVries, Nebraska Wesleyan black & gold; Midland academic, athletic Travis Divis, Concordia academic; Midland academic, athletic Michael Doyle, Grace athletic; Midland athletic Natalie Duncan, Mississippi State non-resident, academic Siany Edwards, Chadron State gold presidential, F&E Richards memorial; Southeast Missouri State regents; Indiana State academic excellence, midwest consortium, laptop; UNK regents, honors, room waiver; UNO chancellor’s; Millard Public Schools Foundation-Holling Heights PTA, MEA; Wayne State trustees; Peru State trustees Alexis Eilenstine, Skills USA VICA Victoria Eremeeva, UNO CBA scholar, Robert C. Stedman, Duffy freshman, Ethel S. Abbott Charitable Foundation, deans Adam Eschliman, UNO regents; UNL regents Alvaro Espejo, Aksarben Foundation/Horatio Alger career Renae Fichna, South Dakota Coyote commitment; UNO deans Jennifer Fisher, UNL Canfield; DePaul deans; Loyola Chicago Damen; Santa Clara academic; Iowa State recognition; Millard Public Schools Foundation-Wennstedt outstanding swimmer; UNL College of Business; DECA Mike Logan memorial; Pacific regents, deans, academic; DePaul Strobel honors accountancy; Mike Logan memorial Camille Fowler, South Dakota athletic, Coyote commitment; Metro Conference; UNK athletic Sophia Gallegos, UNL legends, achievement Matthew Gosch, Aksarben Foundation/ Horatio Alger career Kelly Gregory, Wayne State music, special ability Logan Groesser, Midland board of directors Alison Hagerty, Northwest Missouri State Bearcat advantage, Tower Jayden Harpenau, UNO academic; Morningside academic; Briar Cliff academic; Nebraska Wesleyan academic Kaycie Havenridge, UNK deans Rayanne Heartfield, Aksarben Foundation/ Horatio Alger career Elizabeth Henderson, Millard Public Schools Foundation-Harry Andersen Middle School; UNL regents; Northwest Missouri State distinguished, Bearcat advantage; Wichita State freshman merit, midwest student exchange; UNO regents; UNK regents; Millard Lions Club David Hill, Wayne State trustees’; UNL Canfield; Millard Rotary Noah Holcomb, TeamMates Mentoring Gagie Hopkins, Aksarben Foundation/Horatio Alger career Hanna Hopkins, St. Paul’s Lutheran Church Spencer Hosch, UNO chancellor’s; UNK chancellor’s; Bobby Foehlinger’s DECA Living a Legacy Ashlyn Hoy, Northwest Missouri State Bearcat advantage, Tower; Omaha Education Association Foundation academic, Dorothy Seward memorial Mercedes Hughes, Aksarben Foundation/ Horatio Alger career Lena Hunter, Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation Robert Hutchinson, UNL Canfield Allyssa Hynes, Millard Public Schools Foundation Caryl & Katherine Brown memorial, Martha Reed Burwell memorial; UNL Canfield; Kansas midwest student exchange; Rockhurst McCabe; Mike Logan memorial; UNO chancellor’s Karla Jacobo, Aksarben Foundation/Horatio Alger career Caitlyn Jensen, Eckerd founders; Creighton founders; Hastings founders Ashlyn Johnson, UNL regents; Drake trustee, presidential; Iowa old gold Cadalyn Jones, Millard Public Schools Foundation-Bryan Elementary; Leading Courageously; Grace academic Dallas Jones, Nebraska Wesleyan black & gold, Vaughan, access Yvonne Kaburu, Millard Public Schools Foundation-Sandoz PTA; UNL emerging leaders; Millard Lions Leo Club Bryce Kaltenbach, UNL Canfield Molly Kilcoin, Millard Public Schools Foundation-Walt Disney PTO; Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation Matthew Kirkle, UNO Gunnar Horn journalism; Doane athletic, Van Hoy; Buena Vista arch Riley Kister, UNK deans, athletic; Sunflower Historical Society Eleni Knapp, South Dakota Coyote commitment, athletic; Iowa national scholar; South Dakota State athletic, Jackrabbit; UNK athletic, regents Alicia Laufenberg, Millard Public Schools Foundation-Buell-Jipp memorial, Dee Elsberry memorial, Grove Nelson memorial, Ron Witt educator; UNL honors, David Distinguished, Canfield; UNO chancellor’s, honors living & learning; Creighton Roman Shaffel S.J., merit Tanner Lawrenson, UNO chancellor’s Brianna Ledger, Omaha Steaks; Northwest Missouri State Tower, Bearcat advantage Logan Lichter, Millard Public Schools Foundation-Coventry Healthcare of Nebraska, Paulette & Steven Hammerstrom; Concordia academic; Doane academic, campus visit Erica Little, Nebraska Wesleyan founders; UNK regents Roxann Lohmuller, Morningside vocal music Payao Lor, Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation Delaney Lynam, Nebraska Wesleyan founders, recognition; Northwest Missouri State distinguished, chemistry, Bearcat advantage, music; UNL regents; Nebraska Wesleyan founders, honors textbook; Runza student of the week; Northern Iowa out-of-state Ali Raza Malekyar, Midland athletic Jana Malene, UNL regents Vincent Malene, UNL regents, CBAHA, honors textbook; Millard Public Schools Foundation-Wennstedt outstanding swimmer, William A. Nelson memorial; Ron Joekel’s outstanding student council member; Bobby Foehlinger’s DECA Living a Legacy William Marble, Buena Vista academic Marissa Marasco, Hastings academic Allyssa Marcsisak, Buena Vista heritage Alexa Marshall, UNO deans Zoe Marzouk, UNL regents, honors textbook; Carthage honors Bailey McCarville, Northwest Missouri State Tower, Bearcat advantage; Hastings Ringland Brock McCullough, Rockford presidential; Marymount Manhattan presidential; Loyola New Orleans academic; Northern Colorado trustees; Evansville academic Barrett McDonald, Air Force Academy appointment; South Dakota Coyote commitment Brianna McDonald, UNO deans; UNK chancellor’s Elaina McGaughey, Millard Public Schools Foundation-Bob & Mary Lykke educator, Dr. Robert Williams memorial; UNO chancellor’s Dalton Meister, UNO honors learning community; Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation Ashley Morrison, UNL Canfield, honors textbook; UNK regents; UNO chancellor’s; Willa Cather Foundation Antonette Willa Skupa Turner Nicole Mroczek, Elk Lodge Devin Naber, Aksarben Foundation/Horatio Alger career Annalyse Nabity, Hastings athletic, ambassador McKenzie Nabity, Millard Public Schools Foundation-Norris PTO; UNK athletic; Hastings athletic, academic; Northwestern athletic, academic; Midland athletic Tyler Naidas, Midland athletic Kenna Newsom, Millard Public Schools Foundation-Central Middle School, Hitchcock PTO; UNL regents Brianna Niemeier, Buena Vista academic Allison Norton, UNL regents, College of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering; Russell & Sue W. Perry Education Foundation; Iowa State out-of-state; Kansas academic; First United Methodist Church; Millard South student council leadership Travis Odom, Concordia regents, Lutheran heritage, art, athletic; Wichita State academics John Olson, Millard Public Schools Foundation-Walt Disney PTO Ismael Ortiz, Aksarben Foundation/Horatio

OMAHA WORLD-HERALD Alger career Paige Palermo, Doane gold; UNL achievement Jevin Peitzmeier, Kansas State Denison Donavon Perrone, Millard Public Schools Foundation-Robert & Barbara Anderson memorial, Robert Offerjost memorial; Eduational Paraprofessional Association; Millard Lions Club vocational & technology; Millard Rotary vocational Emily Polacek, Millard Public Schools Foundation-Holling Heights PTA; UNL Canfield; South Dakota Coyote commitment; Northwest Missouri State distinguished, Bearcat advantage Breanna Prokop, Hy-Vee Samantha Randall, Aksarben Foundation/ Horatio Alger career Sara Randolph, Northwest Missouri State freshman merit, green & white Kody Reavis, Aksarben Foundation/Horatio Alger career Alycia Reed, Aksarben Foundation/Horatio Alger career Destiny Reed, UNO deans Ryan Reeves, UNL Canfield; Colorado School of Mines merit; Oregon State provost; Buena Vista president’s; UNO presidential; UNO chancellor’s; Raony Richter, UNL achievement, emerging leaders, legends, opportunity Kaleb Ricke, UNO deans Billie Roper, UNO regents; UNL Canfield Calvin Rudolph, UNK regents, honors program, distinguished, athletic; UNO regents; Washburn academic; Augustana academic, distinguished; Creighton academic Kayla Schooley, Metropolitan Community College board of governors Sean Schoolfield, Metropolitan Community College board of governors Coltin Shonka, Aksarben Foundation/Horatio Alger career Amanda Short, Briar Cliff academic Kathleen Shriver, Air Force ROTC; UNL honors, David Distinguished; Iowa State competitive excellence, academic, Forsythe; Kansas State honors Kimberly Shriver, UNL David Distinguished, music; Northwest Missouri State Bearcat advantage, distinguished, instrumental music; UNK regents; Hastings music talent Denae Simpson, McCook Community College Walsh-Brady president’s; UNL achievement William Sippel, UNO deans Blake Slegl, UNL legends, achievement Nathan Snyder, UNL achievement, honors textbook; UNO chancellor’s Nolan Sorrell, Millard Public Schools Foundation-Sandoz PTA; UNL achievement; Nebraska Wesleyan black & gold; Bellevue Rod & Gun Club Nora Staudenmaier, College of St. Mary athletic Dakota Stock, UNO deans Conner Sunderman, Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation Gregory Tanner, Burger King Maysie Thompson, Nebraska Wesleyan archway, achievement, legacy, writers, alumni; Aksarben Foundation/Horatio Alger state; Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation college opportunity Paxton Throne, Morningside athletic, achievement, ambassador; Doane Van Hoy, legacy, athletic; Augustana academic; Central Community College athletic; Northwest Missouri State freshman merit, green & white Diego Trejo, UNL achievement, emerging leader, health science scholar River-Sage Tucker, Drury presidential, endowed Paige Uhing, Millard Public Schools Foundation-Pamela Breci memorial Jonah Ulane, Millard Public Schools Foundation-Harry & Elizabeth Andersen memorial, Helme memorial; UNO regents, athletic; South Dakota State academic, athletic; Iowa Western athletic; Kansas excellence, athletic; Millard Business Community Kaitlyn Van Surksum, Northeastern Community College athletic Allison Vlcek, Nebraska Wesleyan black & gold; Northwest Missouri State Tower, Bearcat advantage; UNK chancellor’s; Millard Public Schools Foundation-Rhonda Bishop memorial; Robert Sklenar memorial; Woodcliff Lions Club Andrew Vogel, Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation Emily Waller, Loyola academic; Briar Cliff academic Clark Ward, UNL Canfield, legends, CASNR; Millard Rotary Leah Watkins, Aksarben Foundation/Horatio Alger career McKenna Williams, Belmont merit Zachary Wilson, Midland athletic; Doane Van Hoy, athletic; Nebraska Wesleyan archway; Buena Vista arch Steven Winston, UNL Canfield Calli Wiseman, UNK academic, athletic; Buena Vista academic; Arizona State academic; Nebraska Wesleyan academic; Northwest Missouri State distinguished, Bearcat advantage Bradley Yenney, Millard Days Edward Yuan, Fordham National Merit; Washington and Lee Robert E. Lee; Oklahoma National Merit; UNL chancellor’s, Raikes, honors textbook, ASC dean’s, regents; Vanderbilt National Merit; Notre Dame provost; Nebraska DECA; World-Herald outstanding student Wenxian Zhou, Millard Public Schools Foundation-Alpha Delta Kappa excellence; UNO regents, honors program; UNL regents Natalie Zook, Millard Public Schools Foundation-Alpha Delta Kappa, Bernie Vanis memorial, Bob Mary Lykke educator; Millard Lions Club community service; Northwest Missouri State distinguished, Bearcat advantage; UNK regents; South Dakota Coyote commitment; UNL Canfield

Millard West Nathan Fredericks Outstanding Student Class rank: 1st out of 542 College plans: Minnesota-Twin Cities, WisconsinMadison; chemical engineering Parents: Raymond and Robin Fredericks About: In addition to a nearly perfect academic record in our most rigorous classes, Nathan has been an outstanding member of our school community with his high level of involvement in activities. Highlights: He is a nationally awarded debater, a member of our orchestra and serves through National Honor Society. He is a young man of tremendous character, a lifelong learner and a leader.

Delaney Rannells Key Staffer Journalistic role: News editor but also did photography, broadcasting, hard news, features, columns and reviews. College plans: UNO; communication/PR Parents: Craig and Kim Rannells About: When she edits, Delaney does so in a bright, optimistic and straight-forward manner. Her work displays journalistic professionalism and integrity. Delaney is intelligent, witty and creative. Her strong work ethic makes her an integral part of any journalism team and I am proud to say she is the type of person anyone would want on their staff. Scholarships offered at Millard West: Weslyn Ahl, College of St. Mary Academic Achievement; Concordia Academic Joshua Amato, Millard Business Association

We Are All Patriots; Millard Public Schools Foundation-Neihardt PTO Logan Anderjaska, Concordia Dean’s, football; Doane Van Hoy, Campus Visit; Midland Campus Visit, football; Morningside football, Founders; Peru State football; UNK football; Washburn football Shayla Andersen, ConAgra Foods Foundation-Mike Harper Leadership; Doane Hansen Fellowship, Opportunity, Presidential, Campus Visit; Hastings Ambassador; Millard Public Schools Foundation-Dee Elsberry Memorial; Nebraska Wesleyan Achievement, President’s, Writers McKenzie Anderson, Doane Presidential; UNL Canfield; UNO Dean’s Raymond Anderson, UNL Honors Textbook, Regents Kassidy Arena, Missouri Columbia Diversity, Tigers of the Corn Capstone Alumni Colin Arntz, Arizona State Dean’s; Creighton Founders; Nebraska Wesleyan Achievement, Black & Gold; St. Louis Deans’; Denver Crimson & Gold Kamrin Baker, NSAA State Journalism Contest; UNO School of Communication Cynthia Bane, Nebraska Wesleyan Achievement, Black & Gold Peyton Barnes, Wayne State baseball Olivia Behle, Kansas Excellence; UNL Canfield Lydia Berry, South Dakota Coyote Commitment Achievement Jessica Biggs, Iowa Academic Success, National Scholars Andrew Bizoff, UNO Regents Milan Bonner, UNL Nebraska Emerging Leaders Jeffrey Boulay, Northwest Missouri State Freshman Merit, Green & White Advantage Emily Bourgeois, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation-Gates Millennium; UNO Regents Nathan Boyer, Creighton Academic; DePaul St. Vincent de Paul; Loyola Chicago Dean’s David Bradley, UNO Regents Mary Bragg, Lincoln Community Foundation-John Breslow; Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation Emily Bremers, Creighton Founders; Kansas State Engineering Initiative, June Hull Sherrid, Midwest Student Exchange; Millard Public Schools Foundation-Rohwer PTO; Regis Trustees’; Kansas Excellence; UNL Canfield, College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, Honors Textbook; UNO Regents Natalie Bremers, Concordia Excellence, Priority Cobber; Savannah College of Art and Design Honors; UNK Chancellor’s; South Dakota Coyote Commitment Achievement Spencer Bright, Benedictine College; Colorado State Presidential, Provost’s; Creighton Founders; Marquette Pere Marquette; Millard Public Schools Foundation-Wheeler PTA; Regis Trustees’; Rockhurst Breen, lacrosse, Regent’s; UNL David Distinguished; UNO Regents Annika Brown, Drake Bulldog, Presidential; Lewis & Clark Trustee; Millard Public Schools Foundation-Jim Johnston Memorial, Wheeler PTA; UNL Regents; Valparaiso Foreign Language, Presidential Ian Brown, Hillsdale track, Merit; Morningside Dean’s; Nebraska Wesleyan Achievement, Founders; UNL David Distinguished, Nebraska Legends; William Jewell Doniphan, track Mary Bruegman, Northwest Missouri State Freshman Merit, Green & White Advantage; Wayne State Music Quinn Brummer, UNK football Alyssa Burd, Millard Public Schools Foundation-Lauren Klostermann Memorial; UNL Nebraska Achievement Braeden Burling, Millard Public Schools Foundation-Beau Iske Insurance Agency Alexander Bush, Iowa State Competitive Excellence; Kansas State Engineering Initiative, Honors Andrew Butler, UNL Regents; UNO Regents Hannah Butler, UNL David Distinguished; UNO Chancellor’s Darby Cahill, Creighton Academic Merit; UNK Deans Caleb Campbell, UNL Glenn Korff School of Music Kylie Caniglia, UNO Chancellor’s Abigail Carnazzo, Creighton Founders, Roman Shaffel S.J.; Kansas Excellence; UNO Chancellor’s Lauren Cary, Millard Lioness Club; Rockhurst Knapp; South Dakota Coyote Commitment Achievement Ana Chavez, Carroll All Saints, Opportunity; Central College Presidential, Trustee, Vocal Music; Coe Academic Distinction, Trustee, Visual & Performing Arts in Music; Drake Presidential; Gustavus Adolphus Gold, Paul Rucker; Hamline Achievement; Kalamazoo J.T. Williamson, Lux Esto; Northwest Missouri State Freshman Merit, Green & White Advantage Dylan Christiansen, UNL Computer Science & Engineering Day; UNO Regents, Peter Kiewit Institute-Walter Scott Jr. Makenzie Christiansen, Colorado State Presidential; UNL Canfield Alexandra Christianson, Millard Public Schools Foundation-Ackerman Volunteer Team; Northwest Missouri State Bearcat Advantage, Distinguished; UNL Canfield Michael Clark, Aksarben Foundation/Horatio Alger Career Connor Cloyed, Colorado School of Mines Merit, Provost’s; UNL Canfield, Lamp-Rynearson & Associates Inc.; UNO Chancellor’s Victor Collazo Vargas, UNL Nebraska Achievement, Nebraska Legends Spencer Collins, Iowa State College of Engineering; UNL Computer Science & Engineering Day, Honors Textbook, Raikes School of Computer Science, Regents Haley Dahlgaard, Millard Public Schools Foundation-Beadle Middle School, Millard Education Association; Nebraska Wesleyan President’s; UNL Canfield Jordan Davis, Northwest Missouri State Freshman Merit, Green & White Advantage Shelby Dergan, Kansas Dean’s, Jayhawk Generations; UNL David Distinguished, David West Hawksworth Engineering; UNO Regents Kevin Dickerson, Colorado School of Mines Merit; Cornell McMullen Engineering Deans, Meinig National; Iowa State College of Engineering, George Washington Carver Tuition; Offutt Officers’ Spouses’ Club; Purdue Presidential; UNL Honors Textbook, Regents; UNO Regents; Virginia Tech Scholar Cailin Doiel, UNL Canfield Jack Domandle, South Dakota State football Parker Dornbier, Millard Public Schools Foundation-Ronald Reagan Elementary Jackson Dubas, Northwest Missouri State Bearcat Advantage, Distinguished Abigail Durbin, Northwest Missouri State Bearcat Advantage, Tower Ryan Emmel, Nebraska Wesleyan Achievement, President’s; UNO Chancellor’s Benjamin Engleman, Iowa State Competitive Excellence, Design Distinction; UNL Canfield; UNO Honors Learning Community, Regents Olivia Epstein, Minnesota-Twin Cities National Excellence; UNL Honors Textbook, Regents Savannah Ernst, Kansas Midwest Student Exchange Lauren Faber, Northwestern Collegiate, Music Performance Lainey Fleener, Methodist Volunteen; UNL Canfield; UNO Dean’s Nathan Fredericks, Creighton Magis, Roman Shaffel S.J.; Iowa State Competitive Excellence, College of Engineering; Millard Public Schools Foundation-Upchurch PTA; Iowa Old Gold; Minnesota-Twin Cities National Excellence; UNL Regents; World-Herald Outstanding Student Sarah Fricke, UNL Canfield; UNO Regents Dalton Fucik, Creighton Academic; Morningside Ambassador, athletic; Truman State Midwest Student Exchange Jacob Fusselman, Northwest Missouri State Bearcat Advantage, Tower Cassandra Geiken, UNL Honors Textbook, Regents Katherine Gilroy, Millard West Student Council; Nebraska Wesleyan Achievement, Recognition, Legacy, President’s; UNL Canfield, Chancellor’s Jessica Glasshoff, Benedictine Concert Band, Wangari Maathai Alexandra Gomez, Millard Public Schools Foundation-Ben Hofmeister Memorial, Jane Rausch Sandoz Memorial Anna Gornell, Oral Roberts Academic, Quest, soccer Haleigh Grandstaff, Aksarben Foundation/ Horatio Alger Career Anthony Grassau, Northwest Missouri State Bearcat Advantage Gabrielle Grund, Metropolitan Community College Freshman Incentive; Northwest Missouri State Bearcat Advantage, Tower Austin Hall, Nebraska Wesleyan Achievement, Board of Governors Melissa Hall, UNL Honors Textbook, Regents Braxdan Hatch, Missouri-St. Louis Com-

munity at Oak Hall, Dean’s Non-Resident, Housing, Merit, Academic; UNO Dean’s; Sioux Falls J. Freeman & D. Burrow Shaw Endowed, Provost’s Emmily Hawk, Northwest Missouri State Bearcat Advantage, Tower Robert Hay, Northwest Missouri State Bearcat Advantage, Tower Sophia Heckerson, Aksarben Foundation/ Horatio Alger Career; Metropolitan Community College Board of Governor’s Melanie Herbers, UNL College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, David Distinguished, Honors Textbook Ivan Hernandez Felix, Aksarben Foundation/Horatio Alger Career Jack Hersh, Creighton Magis, Roman Shaffel S.J.; Millard Public Schools Foundation-Jim Johnston Memorial; UNL Regents Katelyn Hinderer, Coin-Op Cares Education & Charitable Foundation-Wayne E. Hesch; Millard Public Schools Foundation-Dr. Keith Lutz, Willowdale PTO; UNL Glenn Korff School of Music, Regents; UNO Regents Derek Hitz, Arizona State President; Creighton Founders; Missouri State Midwest Student Exchange; St. Louis Vice Presidents’; Seton Hall Summer, Academic; Temple Provost’s; Texas Christian Deans; Alabama Presidential; Mississippi Non-Resident, Academic Excellence, Technology; UNL Canfield, Nebraska Legends Jeremy Hoich, Buena Vista Heritage; Hastings Ambassador; Midland Academic, Campus Visit; Nebraska Wesleyan Achievement, Board of Governors; UNO Regents, Living Learning Community Justin Hoich, Buena Vista Arch; Hastings Ringland, soccer; Midland soccer; Nebraska Wesleyan Achievement, Black & Gold; UNO Living Learning Community Keegan Holmes, Northwest Missouri State Bearcat Advantage, Tower Hunter Holverson, Nebraska Wesleyan Achievement Bethany Howard, Millard Public Schools Foundation-Ronald Reagan Elementary Eric Howard, Creighton Founders Audra Howell, Mississippi State Freshman Academic Excellence, Non-Resident Tuition Lindsay Huff, South Dakota Coyote Commitment Achievement Preston Humphrey, UNL Nebraska Emerging Leaders Mitchell Hurley, UNL Canfield, Nebraska Legends; UNO Regents Kaleigh Hussey, Kansas Midwest Student Exchange Margaret Hutson, UNL Honors Textbook, Regents Amanda Ilg, Millard Rotary Academic; Truman State Non-Resident Tuition, President’s Honorary Katherine Ingram, Creighton Founders, Roman Shaffel S.J.; Rockhurst Breen; Texas Christian Deans; UNL David Distinguished Lindsey Jack, Millard Public Schools Foundation-Black Elk VIP; Northwest Missouri State Freshman Merit, Green & White Advantage; Wisconsin-River Falls soccer Cody Janke, Midland football Kira Johnson, UNL Canfield; UNO Dean’s Mikayla Karloff, UNL Canfield Kelsey Keith, Missouri Kansas City Conservatory of Music & Dance; UNL David Distinguished, Marching Band, Glenn Korff School of Music Grace Kelly, Creighton Founders; Hawaii Pacific Pono; Millard Public Schools Foundation-Buell-Jipp Memorial; Oregon State Provost; Stony Brook Campus; Colorado Boulder Chancellor’s; UNL Canfield, Honors Textbook Cassandra Kiihne, Iowa State Competitive Excellence; Millard Public Schools Foundation-Andrea Hampton Memorial; UNL Canfield, College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, Honors Textbook, Nebraska Legends Joshua Klein, Augustana track & cross country; Millard West cross country booster club; Northwest Missouri State Bearcat Advantage, Tower, track & cross country; UNK track & cross country; South Dakota Coyote Commitment Promise, track & cross country; Wichita State track & cross country Emily Klosterman, UNO softball Kylie Kloucek, Metropolitan Community College Board of Governor’s Evelyn Koch, Cleveland State President’s, Voyager; Southeast Missouri State Regents’; St. Cloud State Presidential; UNL Regents; New Orleans Homer L. Hitt Presidential; Wichita State Presidential Merit; Youngstown State Honors Program, Housing, President’s, Provost Teryn Koch, UNL Canfield Meghan Kocovsky, Midland Campus Visit, basketball Drew Kortus, UNO Chancellor’s Sarah Kreber, Metropolitan Community College Board of Governor’s; Wayne State Education Matters Brianna Krokaugger, UNL Regents Philomena Lammers, Concordia basketball Torri Leighty, UNL Regents; UNO Regents Jacob Lichter, UNL Canfield; UNO Honors Learning Community, Regents Cheyenne Linn, Aksarben Foundation/Horatio Alger Career Cassidy Loberg, Central Missouri Red & Black, volleyball; Wisconsin Parkside Academic, volleyball Matthew Loberg, UNK Loper Excellence Courtney Lombardo, UNL Nebraska Achievement Sheridan Macy, Missouri-Columbia Mizzou Heritage; UNL Chancellor’s, David Distinguished, Honors Textbook Kaley Marcinski, Creighton Magis, Roman Shaffel S.J.; Drake Presidential, Trustee; Drury Trustee; Millard Public Schools Foundation-Beadle Middle School, Reeder PTO, Excellence; Rockhurst Breen, Regent’s; UNL Honors Textbook, Regents Nicholas Marcuzzo, UNL David Distinguished Nico Mariniello, UNL Engineering, Honors Textbook, Regents; UNO Regents, Peter Kiewit Institute-Walter Scott Jr. Michaela Mason, Buena Vista Arch Natalie Matuella, Millard Public Schools Foundation-Bryce Gerhardt Memorial Ashley Maxon, UNL Nebraska Achievement, Nebraska Legends Garret McGahan, Metropolitan Community College Board of Governor’s Haley McGillen, UNL Canfield; UNO Regents Megan Merkel, UNK soccer Jacob Merkley, UNL Regents Noah Meyer, Metropolitan Community College Freshman Incentive Joshua Miller, Concordia Dean’s, Lutheran Heritage, tennis Blaine Minden, UNL Canfield; UNO Regents Justin Mock, Creighton Magis, Roman Shaffel S.J.; UNL Regents Kayla Moody, Aksarben Foundation/Horatio Alger Career Wenjing Mu, Millard Public Schools Foundation-Ackerman Volunteer Team, GE Nelson Memorial; UNL Nebraska Achievement, Nebraska Legends Zachary Muehlich, UNO Regents Haley Mumm, UNK soccer Eugene Nuzzolillo, Creighton Magis; ElksUSA Most Valuable Student; George Washington Presidential; Millard Public Schools Foundation-George F. Russell Middle School; UNL Honors Textbook, Regents Oluwakamiye Obaro, UNL Nebraska Achievement, Nebraska Emerging Leaders, Nebraska Legends Brenna Ochoa, UNL Canfield, Health Sciences, Nebraska Emerging Leaders, soccer Emilie O’Connell, UNO Chancellor’s Anna O’Daniel, UNL Nebraska Achievement; UNO Dean’s Grace Oeth, National Association of Letter Carriers State; Iowa National Scholars, Old Capitol Achievement Christine Olson, California Polytechnic-San Luis Obispo Outreach; Creighton Founders, Roman Shaffel S.J.; Nebraska Wesleyan Achievement, President’s; UNL Canfield; Northern Iowa Legacy, Out-of-State Lauren O’Malley, Creighton Founders; Rockhurst Breen; UNL Canfield; UNO CBA Scholars Academy, Duffy Freshman, Regents Adam Ortega, Aksarben Foundation/Horatio Alger Career Alexandrea Otto, Northwest Missouri State Bearcat Advantage, Distinguished; UNL Canfield, Honors Textbook, Nebraska Legends Madison Paces, Northwest Missouri State Freshman Merit, Green & White Advantage Jonathan Pachunka, Iowa State Competitive Excellence; UNL Canfield, Nebraska Legends; UNO Dean’s Jared Patzke, Aksarben Foundation/Horatio Alger Career; Millard Rotary Vocational McKenzie Paulison, Nebraska Association of County Officials Mikaela Pechar, Northern State softball, WolfPACT Morgan Penry, UNL Honors Textbook, Regents; UNO Regents

Natalie Person, UNL Regents Sarah Petersen, Northwest Missouri State Bearcat Advantage, Distinguished Sarah Petersen, UNK Chancellor’s Kyle Phipps, Chadron State Full Tuition; UNL David Distinguished; UNO Regents Hanna Pleiss, Nebraska Wesleyan Board of Governors; UNL David Distinguished Margaret Polland, Nebraska Wesleyan Founders, Great Plains United Methodist, Recognition, Vaughn Matthew Porro, UNL Nebraska Achievement Dawson Price, Metropolitan Community College Freshman Incentive Warren Punt, Midland Campus Visit, football Hannah Rader, Grace GPA, Merit, Music Celeste Ramirez, UNL Nebraska Emerging Leaders Delaney Rannells, Aksarben Foundation/ Horatio Alger Career; Metropolitan Community College Board of Governor’s; Millard Rotary-Christopher Ryan Bothof Memorial; Millard West Student Council; Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation; UNO Dean’s Logan Reavis, Metropolitan Community College Freshman Incentive Ryan Regan, UNL Honors Textbook, Regents Noah Renken, Millard Public Schools Foundation-Black Elk VIP, Dr. Vicki Kaspar Memorial, Jeffery Koehly Memorial; Northwest Missouri State Bearcat Advantage, Distinguished; UNK Chancellor’s; UNL Canfield; UNO Chancellor’s; Wayne State Trustees’ Jenna Rice, UNK Deans Jacob Richardson, Grand Canyon President; Iowa State Competitive Excellence; UNL David Distinguished, Honors Textbook; UNO Regents Dalton Rooney, Millard Rotary Academic; UNL David Distinguished, Honors Textbook; UNO Regents Jamie Roth, UNO Regents Christopher Russell, UNL Canfield, Dean’s Krishti Sabloak, Baylor President’s Gold; Creighton Founders, Roman Shaffel S.J.; Millard Public Schools Foundation-Kiwanis Club of Southwest Omaha; St. Louis Vice Presidents’; UNL Honors Textbook, Regents Samantha Salazar, UNL Canfield, Nebraska Emerging Leaders, Nebraska Legends; UNO Chancellor’s Conrad Sandoz, Kansas State Engineering Initiative, Heritage; UNL Canfield Jaclyn Schake, Midland Cheer Hannah Scharpenburg, Millard Public Schools Foundation-Martha Reed Burwell Memorial; Northwest Missouri State Bearcat Advantage, Tower Hailee Schievelbein, School of the Art Institute of Chicago Recognition Merit Kendall Schmidt, Creighton Founders; Northwest Missouri State Bearcat Advantage, Distinguished; Missouri-Columbia Mark Twain Non-Resident; UNL Regents; UNO Regents; Wartburg Regents Jared Schuler, Arizona State Provost’s; Centris Federal Credit Union Employee; Kansas State Heritage; Rochester Institute of Technology Project Lead The Way; UNO Dean’s Karley Schwartz, Northwest Missouri State Bearcat Advantage, Tower Annie Sempek, Culter-Stockton Travel Student, President’s, softball; DaVita’s K.T. Family Foundation; Fontbonne Founders; Northwest Missouri State Bearcat Advantage, Tower; St. Louis Ignatian John Sempek, UNL David Distinguished, Pepsi Jennifer Sexton, Baylor President’s Gold; Children’s Hospital & Medical Center Teen Connection; Creighton Founders, Roman Shaffel S.J.; Kansas Excellence Thomas Shaffer, UNL Canfield; UNO Dean’s Rayanna Shirley, Air Force ROTC; UNL Canfield, Nebraska Legends; UNO Chancellor’s Jake Simon, Kansas Midwest Student Exchange Johana Skoda, UNL Canfield; UNO Dean’s Logan Skrabal, Concordia Lutheran Heritage, Regent’s; Creighton Founders; UNL David Distinguished, Honors Textbook; UNO Regents Skyler Steffey, South Dakota Coyote Commitment Achievement, Music Kyle Stevens, Arizona State New American University; Creighton Roman Shaffel S.J.; National Merit-ConAgra Foods Foundation; UNL Regents Emily Stohs, Kansas Excellence, Midwest Student Exchange; UNL Canfield Tucker Struyk, Drake Presidential; Nebraska Wesleyan Black & Gold Meghan Suelter, Kansas Excellence; UNL David West Hawksworth Engineering, Honors Textbook, Regents Bailey Surowiec, Alabama Collegiate Scholar Trevor Svoboda, Benedictine College Award, lacrosse Grace Taylor, Creighton Founders; UNK Deans Christina Thompson, Columbia-Chicago Create Engage Explore; Pratt Institute Presidential Samuel Thompson, National Merit-ConAgra Foods Foundation; UNL Chancellor’s, Honors Textbook Matthew Torring, Hastings Pro Rege, wrestling; Millard Public Schools Foundation-Wildcat wrestling Sanya Tuncan, Creighton Founders Mayson Van Gorp, Aksarben Foundation/ Horatio Alger Career Rachel Vandermuss, UNL Canfield, Health Sciences Paige Vernon, Nebraska Wesleyan Achievement, Bennett Music, Black & Gold, Legacy Jenna Vigal, Millard Public Schools Foundation-Montessori Parents’ Association, Norris PTO; Missouri-Columbia Mark Twain Non-Resident; UNL Honors Textbook, Regents Benjamin Wenrich, UNL Regents Ryan Whitaker, UNO Chancellor’s Andrew White, Millard Public Schools Foundation-George F. Russell Middle School; Nebraska Association of County Officials; Nebraska Public Agency Investment Trust; Nebraska Wesleyan Achievement, Board of Governors; UNO Regents Brianna Wilhite, Aksarben Foundation/Horatio Alger Career Paige Wilson, Nebraska Wesleyan President’s; UNO Dean’s Alexis Wolf, Chicago Academic, University Hannah Woods, Northwest Missouri State Bearcat Advantage, Distinguished Alexy Woodward, UNO Dean’s Kayla Wulfekuhl, Millard Days Elijah Zoucha, Augustana football, Trustees Sylvie Zozaya, UNL Canfield, Nebraska Achievement Taylor Zylstra, Midland Technical Performing Arts

Mount Michael Luke Krajewski Outstanding Student Class rank: no rank out of 56 College plans: undecided; premed Parents: Matthew and Machelle Krajewski About: In a competitive, collegeprep environment, Luke is simply one of the top students in our senior class. His high cumulative GPA is born not only of academic ability, but also unwavering and consistent work. However, Luke is for more than grades and test scores. He is a confident yet humble young man who will put in any amount of effort to reach his goals.

Thomas D’Aquila Key Staffer Journalistic role: Yearbook editor in chief 201516, assistant yearbook editor 2014-15, staff

writer newspaper College plans: UNO; social work Parents: Anthony and Jennifer

D’Aquila About: Thomas is passionate about his work at every level — from the smallest task, such as writing a quick paragraph or doing a quick interview in a pinch, to creating one of the best yearbooks we have produced in a while. Beyond this he embodies what it means to lead through collaboration. He is always open to helping team members with their questions.

Scholarships offered at Mount Michael: Matthew Amao, Creighton; UNL; St. Louis Ignatian Logan Baumberger, Benedictine; Creighton Magis, Roman Shaffel S.J. ; UNL Regents’; UNO Regents’; Rockhurst Breen, Loyola, Regents’ Benjamin Benes, Southeast Community College Samuel Bohart, Arizona State President’s; Gustavus Adolphus Merit, President’s; Mississippi; UNL Canfield, CASNR; Nebraska Wesleyan Board of Governor’s, Achievement, Recognition, Theatre; South Dakota Coyote Achievement Jacob Bova, Benedictine College Benedictine; Iowa State College of Engineering, Competitive Excellence; UNL College of Engineering, Regents’ Seth Broadstone, UNL Joseph Budd, Iowa; Kansas; UNL Shiun Jen Chen, Arizona State; Creighton Yixie Chen, Creighton Matteo Ricci; Penn State; Steven’s Institute of Technology Matthew Coghill, Creighton Founder’s; UNL Canfield; UNO Regents’; Rockhurst McCabe, Loyola, Regents’ Jeremiah Connealy, Benedictine; Creighton Founder’s; Doane Presidential; Regis Trustee; Wayne State Thomas D’Aquila, UNO Susan Thompson Buffett, Douglas County Chamber of Commerce Matthew Davis, DePaul Scholars’; UNL; UNO Chancellor’s; North Dakota Achievement; Texas Christian; Utah Achievement Tyler Degener, Creighton Magis, Roman Shaffel S.J. ; UNO Regent’s Max deMayo, UNL David Distinguished Raymond Dorsey, Creighton; Doane; UNL; UNO; Rockhurst Opportunity Paul Dougherty, UNL Matthew Dugick, Creighton; Kansas; Missouri; UNL Randall Esquivel, Iowa State Competitive Excellence; UNL Nebraska Achievement; UNO Chancellor’s Michael Fisher, Benedictine; Creighton; Nebraska Wesleyan Black and Gold, Achievement; Rockhurst Knapp Jack Flaxbeard, Iowa Western Community College; UNK; Wayne State Michael Ford, UNL Paul Forget, Boston College; Creighton Magis; Rockhurst Trustees’; Santa Clara Dean’s Kalle Haines, Iowa State Competitive Excellence; Marquette Pere Marquette; UNL Regents’; Purdue; South Dakota School of Mines; South Dakota State Jackrabbit; South Dakota Academic Nathan Hazard, Benedictine; Creighton Founder’s, Roman Shaffel S.J. ; Doane Presidential, STEM Success; Kansas State Engineering Initiative; UNL Canfield, CASNR; UNO Chancellor’s Elliot Heineman, Colorado-Boulder; UNL Jackson Hitzemann, Creighton Founder’s; Marquette Pere Marquette Award; UNL Achievement; UNO Regent’s; Rockhurst Honors Program, McCabe, Regent’s; St. Louis Deans’ Jun Bin Huang, California-San Diego; Creighton; RPI; Washington Jacob (J.T.) Hudson, Aurora; Doane; UNL; Nebraska Wesleyan Presidents, Achievement Benjamin Hynes, Baylor; UNL Regents’ Zachary Hytrek, Iowa State Competitive Excellence; UNL Canfield, NROTC Chang Gi (Brian) Kang, Creighton Matteo Ricci; Indiana; UNL; Texas A&M Christian Keller, Creighton Magis; Minnesota; Morningside Trustee; UNL Chancellor’s; Simpson; Sioux Falls; Xavier Connor Kenney, LSU; UNL Regents’; UNO Regents’ Min Chang Kim, Illinois; Purdue; Texas-Austin; Massachusetts-Amherst; Wisconsin Ian Kirwan, Creighton Labaj; Kansas; UNL Honors Textbook; Seton Hall Luke Krajewski, Creighton Magis, Roman Shaffel S.J.; UNL Regents’; Nebraska Honors; Notre Dame; World-Herald Outstanding Student Leo McGrath, Benedictine St. Scholastica, Raven; Drake Presidential, Academic; St. John’s-Collegeville Catholic High School, Trustee’s, Fr. Dunstan Tucker, St. John’s, Academic Case McNally, Creighton; Hastings; UNK; Nebraska Wesleyan; Rockhurst McCabe, Regent’s, Hawk Fund, Loyola Corbin Merkel-Evans, Benedictine Abbot; UNL; UNO; Northwest Missouri State Bearcat Advantage; Wayne State Aaron Meyer, Marquette Pere Marquette; Milwaukee School of Engineering; UNL Canfield; South Dakota School of Mines Freshman; South Dakota State Yellow and Blue, Jackrabbit Achievement Alex Miklas, Midland Institutional; UNL; UNO; Rockhurst Knapp; South Dakota David Mordan, UNL Jack Morrissey, Baylor; Creighton; St. John’s-Collegeville Abbey, Catholic High School, President’s; Texas Christian ROTC Brendan Nicholas, Creighton Founder’s; Kansas Excellence; UNL Canfield, David Distinguished, Honors Program, Honors Textbook; UNO Chancellor’s Benjamin Nigro, UNK Jae Jun Park, Indiana; Purdue Jacob Ramaekers, Benedictine; Wyoming Catholic College Founders’, Merit David Recic, UNL Ryan Reid, Alabama Scholar, Engineering Leadership, Engineering Tuition; Alabama-Huntsville Charger Distinction; Creighton Founder’s; Florida State Non-Resident; Iowa State Competitive Excellence; UNL Canfield; UNO Regents’; South Dakota School of Mines Freshman Colton Starman, Boise State; Chadron State; Nebraska Methodist NMC; Northwest Missouri State Bearcat Advantage; Wayne State Alex Stoupa, Creighton Magis, Roman Shaffel S.J. ; Kansas Midwest Student Exchange; UNL Regents’, College of Education & Human Sciences, Honors Scholar; Regis Trustees’; St. Louis Doctor of Physical Therapy, Vice Presidents’, FACHEX; Seton Hall Academic, Summer Muxuan Tang, Creighton Matteo Ricci; New York Jackson Thompson, Creighton; Grinnell; UNL Regents’; Nebraska Wesleyan Samuel Van Haute, Missouri Mark Twain; Rockhurst Knapp, Loyola Walter Wear, UNL; South Dakota School of Mines

North Derek Chew Outstanding Student Class rank: 5th out of 325 College plans: UNL; actuarial science Parents: Lian Ti and Chin Chew About: Derek’s favorite pastime is math. In my 20 years in education, I have never encountered a high school student so immersed in an academic study as this young man. He was the first freshman to start in AP calculus; the Math Department created a course for him as a senior, Honors Intro to Analysis. That 90 minutes of math immerson became his favorite class.

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Madison Pohlman Key Staffer Journalistic role: Editor-in-chief of the North Star newspaper; previously indepth editor. College plans: UNL; constitutional law Parents: Julie and Lance Pohlman About: The stories Madi has written have been far-reaching and impactful, ranging from the effects of divorce to the consequences of the OPS grading policy. She has won awards for in-depth reporting, editorial writing, feature writing and headlining. However, she would say that her most important contribution has been educating her staff and other students about their First Amendment rights. Scholarships offered at North: Zachary Abbott, Doane George and Sally Haddix; UNL Emerging Leaders Stephanie Andrews, Northwest Missouri State Bearcat Advantage, Tower Shelby Archer, Metropolitan Community College Freshman Incentive Mikayla Arrington, DECA Nebraska; Harry & Reba Huge Foundation-Cabela’s Women in Leadership; OEA Foundation-Mary Uhl Collins Memorial Business Education; Omaha North High School Foundation-Class of 1960; Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation Frederick Azalekor, Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation College Opportunity; Iowa Advantage, Old Capitol Achievement; UNL Emerging Leaders, Honors Program Textbook, Nebraska Achievement, Nebraska College Preparatory Academy, Nebraska Legends; Urban League of Nebraskaa Remington Barber-Holmes, Aksarben Foundation/Horatio Alger Career Savannah Beacham, Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation College Opportunity Gillian Bennett, Omaha North High Band and Orchestra Parents Music Nathan Brannan, Metropolitan Community College Freshman Incentive Cassidy Brannon, Northwest Missouri State Freshman Merit, Green and White Advantage, women’s track William Brovold, Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation College Opportunity; UNL Canfield Julius Buckner, OEA Foundation-Thresa Clark Honorary; Omaha North High-Kent Lausterer; Omaha North High School Foundation-Terrell White Memorial; UNO Chancellor’s Tatiana Bullion, Briar Cliff Academic; Omaha Schools Foundation-Ione C. Paxton; Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation Shauntaa’ Burkhalter, Concerned and Caring Educators Foundation; Creighton Academic, Founders, George & Sally Haddix; King Science and Technology Magnet Center-Thomas Hunter; UNL Nebraska Achievement Jacqueline Cano, Omaha North High School Foundation-Class of 1965 Memorial; UNO Gertrude E. Platt Memorial Erykah Carter, Omaha Schools Foundation-Carl W. and Antoynette Nielsen; Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Inc. Beta Psi Zeta Chapter Memorial Taylor Chandler, College of St. Mary Academic Achievement; Omaha North High School Foundation-John and Sheila Morgan Derek Chew, Nebraska Academic Decathlon Foundation; Omaha North High School Foundation-George and Sally Haddix Memorial; National Merit; UNL Chancellors, Honors Program Textbook, Math Day 2012, 2014, 2015, Regents; World-Herald Outstanding Student Kyle Christensen, OEA Foundation-Richard Sedlak Memorial Vocational Education Ethan Cismoski, Nebraska Wesleyan Black & Gold; Northwest Missouri State Bearcat Advantage, Tower; Omaha North High-Faculty; Demetri Clark, Midland football Joseph Cramer, Metropolitan Community College Board of Governors; Omaha North High-Class of 1962, PTSO; UNO Chancellor’s Jeffrey Crate, UNL Emerging Leaders Qua’Niquia Damper, Aksarben/Horatio Alger Career; Rotary of Omaha-North Kari Dappen, Iowa State Science and Technology Competitive Excellence; Missouri Science and Technology NE-IA Alumni, Outof-State, Trustees, Academic, Women’s Program Freshman; OEA Foundation Presidents’; Omaha North High School Foundation-Frank and Lois Hobbs Memorial; Omaha Schools Foundation-Donald F. and Mildred Topp Othmer; Colorado-Boulder Chancellor’s; UNL Canfield, David Distinguished Devin Darrow, UNL Nebraska College Preparatory Academy Buomkuoth Dobuol, North Platte Community College athletic Justin Donnelly, Aksarben Foundation/Horatio Alger Career Adrian Dorantes-Monrreal, Nebraska Wesleyan Black & Gold; OEA Foundation-Charlie Hepfinger Memorial; Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation Dayna Driggers, Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation Rashawnda Dunn, Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation Alyssa Duval, Boys & Girls Clubs of the Midlands; OEA Foundation-Cis Wilcox Memorial; Omaha North High-Niles Paul athletic in Honor of Nicki Lee Paul Sr.; Omaha North High School Foundation-John and Sheila Morgan Tanajah Everett, Briar Cliff Academic; Omaha North High-Vikings of Distinction; UNL Emerging Leaders; UNO Robert C. Biegel Memorial Kassandra Ferrin, McMillan Magnet Middle School PTO; Omaha North High-Faculty; Omaha North High School Foundation-Dwight and Marleen Morgan; Omaha Schools Foundation-Zdenka Sedlacek; Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation; UNO Chancellor’s Rose Fields, Augustana Presidential; Washington Purple and Gold Holly Finch, Midland softball Claire Franklin, Iowa Advantage, National Scholars, Old Gold; UNL Nebraska Achievement; UNL, College of Education and Human Sciences Freshman; UNO Regents DeAndre Gaines, Aksarben Foundation/ Horatio Alger Career Joshua Gallegos, Omaha North High-Vikings of Distinction; Partnership 4 Kids; Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation Emmanuel Garcia-Villar, Omaha North High School Foundation-Andrew Wishart Memorial; Omaha Schools Foundation-Donald F. and Mildred Topp Othmer, Harry A. Burke; UNO Regents Brian Gilmore, American Institute of Architects Design Challenge; Omaha North High-PTSO Jasmin Gonzalez-Saenz, Aksarben Foundation/Horatio Alger Career Lael Goodwin, Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation Troy Graham, Aksarben Foundation/Horatio Alger Career Mary Grayson-Pattar, UNL Nebraska Achievement, Nebraska College Preparatory Academy Shannon Griffith, Grace; Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation College Opportunity Jackson Griggs, Omaha North High-Faculty Vern Wood Memorial Austin Griswold, Iowa State Science and Technology Competitive Excellence; King Science and Technology Magnet-Thomas Hunter, PTA; Omaha North High-Class of 1962; Omaha Schools Foundation-Magnet Schools of America; UNL David Distinguished; UNO Chancellor’s, College of Engineering Gaye Gwion, Aksarben Foundation/Horatio Alger State Award, Career; Concerned and Caring Educators; Omaha North High School Foundation-Thomas Harvey Memorial; R. Nared C.L.A.S.S.; UNL College of Health Sciences, Emerging Leaders, Nebraska College Preparatory Academy Tyler Hall, Iowa Western Community College Academic Austin Heim, Midland athletic DeVenae Henderson, Creighton Tamara Stovall-Smith “Fulfill a Dream Award”; Urban League of Nebraska Christian Hogge, Norwich Dean Sophia Holmes, Florida International Presidential; Omaha North High School Foundation-Class of 1962 Memorial; Rose Hill Elementary PTO; Oregon Summit Ian Hunter, UNL Regents; UNL, College of

Arts and Sciences Dean’s Perrielle Jackson, Aksarben Foundation/ Horatio Alger State Award, Career; Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation; Urban League of Nebraska Richard Jackson, Peter Kiewit Foundation-Sacred Heart School Myles Jay, Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc. Beta Upsilon Chapter; Urban League of Nebraska Ethan Jendro, Omaha North High School Foundation-Frank Tierney; UNL Canfield Haley Jessen, Omaha Schools Foundation-Larry G. Jensen Memorial; Pinewood Elementary PTA; Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation; UNL Canfield, W&F Key Kylie Johnson, Centris Federal Credit Union; Children’s Hospital and Medical Center Preventing Childhood Obesity Community; Creighton Founders, Roman Shaffel S.J. ; Doane Legacy, George and Sally Haddix, Presidential; Elks National Foundation Most Valuable Student; NAIFA Bob & Betsy Nelson Endowed; Nebraska State Historical Society; Omaha North High-Student Council; Omaha Schools Foundation-Superintendent’s Super 13; Ponca Elementary PTA; UNK Room Waiver, Honors Program, Regents’; UNK/ World-Herald/Kearney Hub; UNL Canfield, David Distinguished, Nebraska Legends; UNO Regents Destiny Jones, Nebraska Wesleyan Black & Gold; UNL Emerging Leaders, Nebraska Achievement, Nebraska Legends Skye Kerst, Concerned and Caring Educators; Morningside softball; OEA Foundation-Ozzie Wilson Memorial; Omaha North High-Patsy and Marilyn S. Murray Memorial; Omaha North High School Foundation-Phillip W. & Criss Welch Teadrana Knox, Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation; Urban League of Nebraska Sam Laferla, Midland athletic Grace Landis, Briar Cliff Academic; Creighton Founders, George & Sally Haddix; Metropolitan Community College Board of Governors; Northwest Missouri State Bearcat Advantage, Tower; Omaha North High-PTSO, Student Council; Ponca PTA; Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation; UNK Chancellor’s; UNL Canfield; UNO Dean’s Daizhana Lindsay, Partnership 4 Kids Zachary Lundberg, OEA Foundation-Sharon Engelhart Memorial; Omaha North High-Faculty; Omaha North High School Foundation-Alumni Memorial; Sioux Falls Academic and track, Provost’s Jacob Mann, UNL Nebraska Achievement Grant Martin, Northwest Missouri State football, Freshman Merit, Green and White Advantage; Omaha North High-Niles Paul athletic in Honor of Nicki Lee Paul Sr.; Omaha North High School Foundation-George and Sally Haddix Memorial; Omaha Public Schools Career Center-Jerry Ball; Runza Student of the Week; UNK athletic Michelle Martinez, Creighton Founders Da’Vonte McBride, Aksarben Foundation/ Horatio Alger Career; Metropolitan Community College Sarah McCarty, Omaha North High-Fred W. McLafferty; Rotary Club of Omaha West; Minnesota National Excellence; UNL Regents; UNO Regents, Walter Scott Jr. Robert McGhee-Gould, Aksarben Foundation/Horatio Alger Career Madeleine McGrath, Creighton Academic, Father Joseph Labaj Kaleb Mills, Creighton Academic, George & Sally Haddix, Roman Shaffel S.J.; Iowa State Competitive Excellence; Omaha North High-Student Council, Vikings of Distinction; Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation; Colorado Presidential; UNL Chancellors, David Distinguished; UNO Chancellor’s Najee’ Mitchell, Concerned and Caring Educators; McMillan Magnet Middle School PTO; Omaha North High School Foundation-George and Jane Hansen Future Teacher; Omaha Schools Foundation-Superintendent’s Future Educator; UNL Nebraska College Preparatory Academy; Urban League of Nebraska Catherine Mittlieder, Eastern Nebraska Soccer Association-Linus W. Fangman; Fort Hays State Presidential; Iowa State Science and Technology Competitive Excellence; Missouri Science and Technology Out-of-State, Excellence, Mark X. Stratman, Academic, Women’s Program Freshman; Omaha North High-Faculty, Vikings of Distinction; Picotte PTA; UNO Regents Ryan Moffitt, Doane Trustees, George and Sally Haddix Coriana Moore, Boys & Girls Clubs of the Midlands; Partnership 4 Kids Johnathan Moore, Optimist Club of Omaha Youth Foundation; UNO Regents Nathan Mount, Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation Jacob Nielsen, Iowa State Academic Recognition; Omaha North High Class of 1985; UNL Nebraska Achievement Angel Olivera-Torres, UNL Honors Program Textbook, Nebraska Achievement, Nebraska Legends Eric Orduna, Aksarben Foundation/Horatio Alger Career Lena Parker, Nebraska Wesleyan Achievement, Art Talent, Aspiring Writer’s, Black & Gold, Vaughan; Omaha North High Vikings of Distinction, Scott Sisters; UNL Emerging Leaders, Nebraska Achievement Diana Perez-Gallegos, Nebraska Wesleyan Archway, Achievement, Vaughan; Omaha North High-Chris and Brenda Wiley; Omaha Schools Foundation-Marilyn Arkfeld Clark Memorial; Partnership 4 Kids; UNL Emerging Leaders Kelsey Peters, Florence Elementary Kiwanis; Florence Elementary PTO-Barb Kimberling Memorial Kaia Phelps, Concerned and Caring Educators; Creighton Academic; Metropolitan Community College Board of Governors; Omaha North High-Chris and Brenda Wiley, PTSO, Student Council; Omaha North High School Foundation-Leonard Bond Memorial; Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation; Hope Center Dial Retirement Communities; UNO Davis-Chambers, Isaacson Incentive; Urban League of Nebraska Shacara Pierce, Boys & Girls Clubs of the Midlands; R. Nared C.L.A.S.S.; UNL Nebraska College Preparatory Academy; UNO Davis-Chambers Rachel Pistello, Northwest Missouri State Bearcat Advantage, Distinguished, President’s Madison Pohlman, NSPA Wikoff for Editorial Leadership; OEA Foundation-Gunnar Horn Journalism; UNL David Distinguished, Honors Program Textbook; UNO Regents Leah Ponds-Banks, Omaha North High-Niles Paul Academic in Honor of Marjorie Beck Paul; Omaha North High School Foundation-John and Sheila Morgan Michael Pope, Aksarben Foundation/Horatio Alger Career Bryan Ramirez Hernandez, Omaha North High School Foundation-Class of 1964 Memorial; Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation Elias Rios, Creighton Academic, George & Sally Haddix; Doane Trustees, Opportunity; Iowa State Science and Technology Competitive Excellence; New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology Copper; Seton Hall Summer, Academic; UNL College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, Emerging Leaders, Nebraska Achievement, Nebraska College Preparatory Academy Andrew Roberts, UNL Regents; UNO Regents Hannah Rodgers, Northwest Missouri State Freshman Merit, Green and White Advantage Otis Rollins, Northwestern Academic and wrestling, Moritz Nebraska; York wrestling Iyana Rose, Partnership 4 Kids; Urban League of Nebraska Devron Rush, Omaha North High School Foundation-Haynes Family; Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation Andrell Sherrod-Lewis, Morningside Ambassador’s Dallas Smith, Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation College Opportunity Shakuan Smith, Concerned and Caring Educators; Davidson QuestBridge; King Science and Technology Magnet Center PTA; UNL Nebraska College Preparatory Academy; Urban League of Nebraska; Xavier Geoffrey Solis, Aksarben Foundation/Horatio Alger Career Priscila Soto, Creighton Academic; Doane George and Sally Haddix; Omaha Schools Foundation-Zdenka Sedlacek; Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation Imani Spellman, Omaha North High School Foundation-Alumni Memorial Joshua Stahr, Rotary of Omaha-North; UNL Canfield, Chancellors; UNO Regents Ashlynn Stoysich, Northwest Missouri State Bearcat Advantage, Tower; Omaha North High School Foundation-Carol Johnson Memorial; RNDC; UNK Dean’s Andrew Strahl, Iowa State Academic Recognition; Kansas State College of Engineering, Honors; South Dakota School of Mines & Technology Freshman Scholar; Army ROTC Joseph Szynskie, Omaha North High School Foundation-Haynes Family

Zaire Taylor, Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation Terry Thomas, Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc. Beta Upsilon Chapter and Omega Charitable Foundation of Omaha Mr. Beautillion; Peru State athletic; StudentScholarships.org; Urban League of Nebraska Cristian Thompson, Omaha North High School Foundation-Coach John Gordon Memorial Logan Thurston, Doane George and Sally Haddix; Midland Academic and track; Northwest Missouri State Bearcat Advantage, Tower; OEA Foundation; Omaha North High School Foundation-Harry D. Riley Memorial Josiah Ward, Colorado School of Mines Merit; OEA Foundation; Omaha North High School Foundation-Caryl and Katherine Brown Memorial; UNL Canfield, Honors Program Textbook, Nebraska Achievement, Nebraska College Preparatory Academy Sydnii Washington, OEA Foundation-Mary Uhl Collins Memorial Business Education; Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation Nicholas Waskowiak, Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation; UNO Dean’s Tasia Weiland, Omaha North High-Class of 2007; Wyoming Rocky Mountain Scholars Amberlee Welsh, Omaha North High-Niles Paul Academic in Honor of Marjorie Beck Paul; Omaha North High School Foundation-George and Sally Haddix Memorial Trevor Whitaker, Omaha North High-Class of 1963 Dylan White, UNL Nebraska College Preparatory Academy Alona Williams, Aksarben Foundation/Horatio Alger Career Nicholas Williams, Lozier Foundation Sons & Daughters; Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation College Opportunity Anthony Wood, Aksarben Foundation/ Horatio Alger State Award; Urban League of Nebraska Sunshine Xiong, Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation College Opportunity Tyler Zimmerman, Greater Omaha Bowling Association Youth; Maplewood Lanes Youth; Nebraska State Bowling Proprietors Association Stars of Tomorrow; U.S. Bowling Congress; UNL College of Engineering, Honors Program Textbook, Regents; UNO Honors Program, Regents

Northwest Jessica Braun Outstanding Student Class rank: 3rd out of 282 College plans: UNK; exercise science Parents: Bob and Tina Braun About: Jessica is a responsible, confident, strong, positive and happy young person. She is a very successful student and demonstrates involvement through many varied activities in and out of her school community. Jessica exudes enthusiasm and is the kind of student that will make things happen. This young lady is destined for great things!

Alexis Harris Key Staffer Journalistic role: Editor in chief for yearbook College plans: UNL; architect design Parents: Precious Harris About: Alexis is an amazing leader and diligent team player. She has helped numerous students learn new skills and utilize them in the production of the Northwest Husky yearbook. Her guidance and effort have made this particular yearbook a special one. Scholarships offered at Northwest: Sydney Andre, South Dakota Coyote Commitment Distinction, Music; UNL Canfield, Nebraska Legends; UNO Dean’s; Northwest High Fine Arts Support Team DeaDrean Baker, UNL Achievement, School of Music, R.H. “Rick” Davis; Real Life 101 Eugene Biggs, Aksarben Foundation/Horatio Alger Career Dontre Branch, Real Life 101 Makenzie Brand, Nebraska Methodist Academic Jessica Braun, UNK Regents; UNL Canfield; World-Herald Outstanding Student Ali Brehmer, Iowa State Competitive Excellence; Missouri Mark Twain Non-Resident; UNL Canfield, Chancellor’s; Nebraska State Historical Society Foundation-Pearl Harbor Remembrance; Northwest High Fine Arts Support Team Kendrea Burton, Aksarben Foundation/ Horatio Alger Career Nicole Carrillo, Rotary Club of West Omaha; Guardian Industries Educational Foundation; Southern Adventist Lightbearer, Academic; Union Presidential; Creighton Founders; UNL Canfield; Union Pacific Railroad Latino Employee Network Breanna Carstens, Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation College Opportunity De’Vonte Carter, Aksarben Foundation/ Horatio Alger Career Taylor Casey, UNL Achievement; Aksarben Foundation/Horatio Alger State Hillary Chaisson, Doane Trustees, Hansen Fellowship, track, cross country; Suburban Rotary Club of Omaha; UNL Nebraska Emerging Leaders Maria Compean Martinez, Generación Ñ Adam Cortes, UNL Nebraska Emerging Leaders; Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation Nadeli Cortez, Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation Eliana Dale, Aksarben Foundation/Horatio Alger Career Shwe Done, Michael & Susan Dell Foundation; MKN Chapter of Educational Opportunity Association; Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation Shannon Etherington, Hastings Pro Rege John Feeney, Simpson Honor, Achievement; Central Missouri Choose Red, wrestling; Morningside athletic, Founders; Colorado State-Pueblo Living Learning Housing, Promising, First Generation Curtis Foster, Burger King-McLamore Foundation RoseCarmie Froiland, Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation; Concerned & Caring Educators; Keystone Community Task Force-Sandene Family; UNL Nebraska Emerging Leaders; Aksarben Foundation/Horatio Alger State Elyssa Gray, Omaha School Foundation-Superintendent’s Super 13; Omaha Public Schools Foundation-Magnet Schools; Kansas Non-Resident Excellence; UNL Regents, CASNR; Southwestern Dance; Alice Buffett Magnet-PTO; UNO Regents Kalpana Gurung, Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation Monjika Gurung, Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation Alexis Harris, Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Inc. ; Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation; MKN Chapter of Educational Opportunity Association; Concerned & Caring Educators; Metropolitan Community College Board of Governor’s; Northwest High Fine Arts Support Team Tiessa Hills, Northwest High Fine Arts Support Team; UNL Canfield Baw Htoo, Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation Aonani Jackson, Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation Trey’Vion Johnson, Aksarben Foundation/ Horatio Alger Career Kentraye Jones, Aksarben Foundation/Horatio Alger Career Everbless Khu, Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation; UNL Achievement, Nebraska Legends Elle Nina Love, Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation Hanika Loyd, Aksarben Foundation/Horatio Alger Career

Trystan Lyster, Concordia Dean’s Sadiyo Madobe, Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation Robert Mai, Northwest High Fine Arts Support Team; Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation College Opportunity; Aksarben Foundation/Horatio Alger Career Molly Maloy, UNK Chancellor’s, Honors Program Tuition; Otto County Association of Family & Community Ed.; Omaha Education Association-Gunnar Horn Journalism, Thresa Clark Honorary Madison McAllister, Adams Elementary PTA-David Splittgerber; UNO Dean’s; Burger King-McLamore Foundation; Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation; Northwest High Fine Arts Support Team; Nebraska Wesleyan Presidents; Hastings Crimson; Doane Van Hoy Cinnamon McCarther, Aksarben Foundation/Horatio Alger Career Samuel McGee, Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation College Opportunity; UNL Emerging Leaders Javon Minton, Aksarben Foundation/Horatio Alger Career Jolisha Mitchell, INSO Hair School-Dr. Erna Bryant Commitment to Excellence Austin Nelson, Full Sail Creative Minds Kalvin Page, Real Life 101 Dajhia Reed, Springville Elementary-Nancy Amstutz Memorial Gabriel Ruiz-Herrera, Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation; UNL Nebraska Achievement, Nebraska Legends Andre Sessions, Real Life 101; UNL Nebraska Emerging Leaders, Nebraska Legends Trayvonne Shobe, Aksarben Foundation/ Horatio Alger Career Jayce Smith, Real Life 101 Jonathan Smith, Real Life 101 Van Thang, Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation Kenya Tilson, Aksarben Foundation/Horatio Alger Career Nyabuay Tip, Michael & Susan Dell Foundation; Northwest High Fine Arts Support Team; UNL Nebraska Emerging Leaders Tajuan Valentine, Real Life 101 Eugene Waites, Real Life 101; Aksarben Foundation/Horatio Alger Career Thein Win, Omaha School Foundation-Superintendent’s Future Educator; Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation; Northwest High Fine Arts Support Team Jordan Winkelbauer, Picotte Elementary PTA; Omaha Area Retired School Employees Association

Omaha Christian Jeremy James Outstanding Student Class rank: 1st out of 21 College plans: UNO; computer science Parents: James Kuruvilla and Joyce James About: Jeremy has accumulated an excellent GPA while taking all of the honors and advanced placement courses our school offers. He has also taken several college courses. Jeremy is very active in school extracurricular activities: He is a member of our select choral ensemble, jazz band, Quiz Bowl and the soccer team. Jeremy is a wellrounded student who has strived to do his best throughout his high school career. Scholarships offered at Omaha Christian Academy: Caroline Ashton, Bethany Art, Academic, Premiere Devine Gines, Midland athletic; Nebraska Wesleyan Archway, Vaughn, Achievement Jeremy James, Iowa State Competitive Excellence; UNL Honors Program, Regents; UNO Walter Scott Jr., Regents; World-Herald Outstanding Student Katelyn Monday, John Brown Academic Branden Perkins, Oakwood Live, Premiere Andrew Scheneman, Grace Academic, soccer, Christian High School, Christian Family Worker; Northwestern Theater Production, Moritz, Achievement Preston Sly, Metropolitan Community College Freshman Incentive Colt West, UNO Regents

Papillion-La Vista Alexandra Deman Outstanding Student Class rank: 5th out of 421 College plans: UNO; psychology Parents: Doug

and Linda Deman About: Alexandra is a conscientious, hard-working and dedicated student as well as a true student leader. She is kind and caring toward others and devotes her energies to raising the standards of excellence in our school community. Alexandra is the sort of young woman who gives one hope and confidence in the future of our world.

Shane Sedlak Key Staffer Journalistic role: Editor-in-chief of the yearbook College plans: Nebraska Wesleyan;

psychology Parent: Tim Sedlak About: Shane has been a driving force behind the PLHS yearbook, The Monarch, for the last few years. This year, his leadership and expertise have taken our talented staff to new heights. Scholarships offered at Papillion-La Vista: Diana Achenbauch, UNL David Distinguished; Susan T. Buffett Foundation Ian Alexander, Metropolitan Community College Board of Governors Alaina Alferes, Midland Cheer; Susan T. Buffett Foundation Sean Alumbaugh, Kansas State Midwest Student Exchange, Engineering Initiative; Missouri Science & Technology Out-of-State, University, Excellence; Papillion-La Vista Community Schools Comprehensive-PLHS Band Boosters; UNL Regents Jaime Andersen, Food Shippers of America-John J. Murphy; Ralston Volunteer Fire Department-L.V. Pete Petersen Memorial; UNK Honors Program, Chancellors; UNL David Distinguished; UNO CBA Scholars Academy, Duffy Freshman, Regents; Wells Fargo Advisors-Charles & Alberta Walther Blaketon Anderson, Graceland Merit, Study & Faith Quinton Anderson, Kansas Midwest Student Exchange; Missouri Kansas City Non-Resident, Chancellors; UNL Nebraska Emerging Leader, Nebraska Achievement; Oklahoma Non-Resident Merit Margeaux Anderson, College of St. Mary Academic Achievement; Peru State Academic; Iowa State Academic Recognition Brogan Andrews, UNL Lamp-Rynearson & Associates Inc. Engineering; UNO Chancellor’s Rebecca Arevalo, College of St. Mary Academic Opportunity; Papillion-La Vista Community Schools-TeamMates; TeamMates-College of St. Mary Caelyn Armshaw, Creighton Founders; UNL

Honors Textbook, Regents Dallas Armstrong, Butler Community College baseball Dylan Ashby, South Dakota Coyote Commitment Distinction; Susan T. Buffett Foundation Alex Atkinson, Missouri Western State Presidents, football Adam Atkinson, Missouri Western State Presidents, football Chase Beaumont, Papillion-La Vista Community Schools-TeamMates Marissa Behounek, St. Benedict Recognition, Saints, Presidents; Nebraska Wesleyan Recognition, Presidents; Papillion-La Vista Schools Foundation-Barney Shives Memorial; Rockhurst Breen; Chicago Loyola Presidential; Minnesota National Excellence; UNL Pepsi, David Distinguished Lauren Beisheim, Creighton Founders; Midland Presidential; Nebraska Wesleyan Department of Theatre Arts, Achievement, Black & Gold, Vocal Music; Rockhurst Musical Theatre, Vocal Music, Knapp Jorden Benis, Papillion-La Vista Community Schools Comprehensive-Tara Heights PTO; Susan T. Buffett Foundation; Webster Academic Peyton Bishop, UNO Chancellors; Northwest Missouri State Distinguished, Bearcat Advantage; Drake Crew, Presidential; Susan T. Buffett Foundation; UNL Nebraska Achievement Seda Bitter, Papillion-La Vista Community Schools Comprehensive-Portal Elementary Hunter Blair, TeamMates-Hastings; Hastings football Angela Bober, Baker Mass Media, Presidential, Academic Merit; Doane Presidential; UNO Dean’s Ashley Bober, Baker Academic Dean’s, Merit; Nebraska Methodist Academic Jadon Bogacz, Metropolitan Community College Board of Governors Shelby Bonnemier, American Red Cross High School; CHI Health-Midlands Hospital Auxiliary Teen Volunteer; Metro Omaha Chapter of Oncology Nursing Society; Minnesota State Maverick, In-State Tuition Jessalyn Booth, College of St. Mary Academic Achievement Anna Bradley, Papillion-La Vista Schools Foundation-Vocational-Technical-Andrew Scott Zaraya Memorial, Garrett Group Donovan Bray, Papillion-La Vista Community Schools Comprehensive-Panther baseball Benjamin Broderick, Papillion-La Vista Community Schools Comprehensive-Papillion American Legion Auxiliary; Webster Midwest Student Exchange, Academic Ethan Brooks, Manhattan Christian Presidents, Thunder Taylor Brown, Concordia Academic; Midland Board of Directors; Morningside Ambassador; Sioux Falls Achievement Trevor Burton, Creighton Founders, Roman Shaffel S.J. ; UNO Peter Kiewit Walter Scott Jr., Regents Angela Byrne, Doane Van Hoy, soccer Isabelle Carberry, Papillion-La Vista Schools Foundation-Access Bank; Denver Scholar, Academic; Kansas Midwest Student Exchange, Achievement Michael Cargill, Doane Trustees; Hastings Bronco football, Ringland; Sioux Falls Academic Achievement David Cavanaugh, Creighton Roman Shaffel S.J., Founders; Truman State TruMerit, Non-Resident Tuition; UNO Regents Leonel Centeno, Aksarben Foundation/Horatio Alger Career Grace Chambers, Colorado State Presidential; Iowa State Academic Recognition; Kansas State Honors; Marymount Presidential; Papillion-La Vista Community Schools Comprehensive-Papillion American Legion Auxiliary; The New School Parsons Merit; Susan T. Buffett Foundation; UNL Honors Textbook, Nebraska Achievement Jessica Champion, UNL Emerging Leaders Oscar Chavez-Franco, Aksarben Foundation/Horatio Alger State; UNL Nebraska Achievement Colin Chick, Harold Lusero baseball; Wayne State baseball Drake Chidress, Papillion-La Vista Community Schools Comprehensive-Pinnacle Bank; UNL Emerging Leaders Rebecca Chrapkowski, Hawaii Pacific Aloha; Stetson Dean’s; Tampa Spartan Zachary Christie, Huntingdon Spirit Danielle Clark, Belmont Academic Merit; Creighton Founders; Nebraska Wesleyan Black & Gold; Omaha Education Association Foundation-Thresa Clark Honorary; Papillion-La Vista Community Schools Comprehensive-Portal Elementary Ashton Colbert, Papillion-La Vista Community Schools Comprehensive-Parkview Heights Elementary Alumni PTO; UNO Regents Jasmine Coleman, Aksarben Foundation/ Horatio Alger Career Morgan Cooper-Shonka, Concordia Academic; UNL Emerging Leaders Kimber Cordova, Missouri Western State Dean’s Vanessa Cortes-Duarte, UNL Health Sciences Austin Cruz, Doane Van Hoy Emma Dargy, Omaha Metro Conference; Kansas Excellence; UNL David Distinguished, Regents; UNO Regents Alexandra Deman, Creighton Founders; Nebraska Wesleyan Achievement, Recognition, Board of Governors; World-Herald Outstanding Student; Papillion-La Vista Schools Foundation-Denker Family; Kansas Excellence; UNL David Distinguished; UNO Honors Textbook, Distinguished, Chancellor’s Matthew Dehaai, UNL Emerging Leaders Alaina DeLeo, 2016-17 NSLI-Y Summer Russian; Kansas Midwest Student Exchange; UNL Canfield Samantha Dellinger, Creighton Founders, softball Alexandra Deman, World-Herald Outstanding Student Bich Do, UNL Nebraska Emerging Leader, Nebraska Achievement Tanner Eggers, Papillion-La Vista Community Schools Comprehensive-Papillion-La Vista High SCOOP; UNL Chancellors, Canfield Jared Ertz, Chadron State Academic Achievement, Presidential; Hastings Ringland, track/cross country Bosi Fang, Papillion-La Vista Schools Foundation-Don Ozanne; UNL Nebraska Achievement Ethan Fitzler, Doane Van Hoy; Susan T. Buffett Foundation; Nebraska Wesleyan Achievement, Archway Olivia Flott, UNL Canfield; UNO Dean’s Nathan Frankman, Briar Cliff Academic/ athletic; South Dakota Coyote Commitment Leadership Braxton Fonyonga, Nebraska Wesleyan Vaughan, Achievement Derek Fucinaro, Metro High School Bowling Coaches; Junior Varsity State Tournament bowling; Millard Innovational Tournament bowling; North Bend Varsity Invites bowling Payton Garrison, Nebraska Wesleyan Achievement, Black & Gold Sebit Gatluak, MidAmerican Nazarene Academic, Nazarene; Papillion-La Vista Schools Foundation-Shirley Minton Memorial Kathryn Gay, Creighton Founders; Kansas State Achievement; Midland dance; Omaha Elks Lodge #39; Papillion-La Vista Schools Foundation-Papillion Recreation Organization; Papillion-La Vista Community Schools Comprehensive-Papillion-La Vista High Student Council; Rockhurst McCabe; St. Louis Dean’s; Sarpy County Women’s Republican-Mary Moore Memorial Sydnie Germany, Kansas Midwest Student Exchange, Distinction; South Dakota Coyote Commitment Distinction Tessa Giandinoto, Augustana Trustees; Drake Bulldog, Presidential; Kansas State Honors; Nebraska Wesleyan Achievement, Founders; UNL Regents; UNO Regents Madison Goetzinger, Iowa State Competitive Excellence; Missouri State Midwest Student Exchange, Board of Governors; Papillion-La Vista Schools Foundation-Kids Club; Missouri Mark Twain Non-Resident; UNL College of Agricultural Sciences & Natural Resources, David Distinguished Minjung Goo, Austin Academic Excellence; St. Benedict Saints, Intercultural LEAD, President’s; Iowa State Academic Recognition; Chicago Loyola Damen; Iowa Academic Achievement, Old Capitol Achievement; UNL Nebraska Achievement; Wayne State Education Matters Emma Greiman, Northwest Missouri State Tower, Bearcat Advantage Kennady Grinvalds, UNL Regents Sarah Guritz, CHI Health Academic, Health Care; Iowa State Academic Recognition; Papillion-La Vista Community Schools Comprehensive-Portal Elementary; Iowa Old Capitol Achievement; UNL Nebraska Achievement Jonathan Gutierrez, Northwest Missouri State Green & White Advantage, Cultural Enrichment Brenden Hall, Aksarben Foundation/Horatio Alger Career

Paige Heger, Papillion-La Vista Community Schools Comprehensive-La Vista West Elementary PTO; UNL James Canfield; UNO Dean’s Emelia Henely, Hastings Ambassador, soccer Huyen-Yen Hoang, Creighton Founders, Roman Shaffel S.J.; Papillion-La Vista Community Schools Comprehensive-Papillion Masonic Lodge #39, Papillion Area Lions Club; UNL College of Agricultural Sciences & Natural Resources, Canfield; UNO Chancellors Grace Holloway, Baylor Academic; Creighton Academic; Missouri Non-Resident Mark Twain Anna House, Butler Academic; National Merit; UNL College of Engineering, Raikes School of Computer Science & Management, Honors Textbook, Regents; UNO Regents; Tulsa Vision, Presidential; Washington-St. Louis Gustav Kurt Mesmer Alexis Howe, UNK softball Isabella Hubbard, Grand Canyon Faculty; UNL Emerging Leaders Brooke Huse, Nebraska Wesleyan Black & Gold; Northwest Missouri State Tower, Bearcat Advantage; Papillion-La Vista Schools Foundation-Papillion Recreation Organization; Papillion-La Vista Community Schools Comprehensive-Parkview Heights Elementary Alumni PTO; UNK Chancellors Taylor Huse, Nebraska Wesleyan Black & Gold Maham Javaid, Creighton Founders; Susan T. Buffett Foundation; UNL Nebraska Achievement Mahnoor Javaid, Creighton Founders; Papillion-La Vista Schools Foundation-Class of 1980’s; UNL Nebraska Achievement Samuel Johnson, Aksarben Foundation/ Horatio Alger Career Jordan Johnston, Susan T. Buffett Foundation Emily Jones, Wyoming Rocky Mountain Scholars Madison Jones, Nebraska Cattlemen’s Classic 25th Anniversary; Papillion-La Vista Schools Foundation-Papillion Recreation Organization Kaitlyn Jourdan, Metropolitan Community College Board of Governors Trevor Jurjevich, Briar Cliff Academic; Creighton Founders; UNL Canfield; UNO Dean’s Elizabeth Kelley, Cornell College Founders; Westminster Dean’s Hunter Kendall, La Vista Community Foundation-Richard Bellino Memorial Ryan Kendall, Papillion-La Vista Community Schools Comprehensive-Tara Heights Elementary PTO; Kansas Midwest Student Exchange; UNL Chancellors, David Distinguished Laura Kramer, ConAgra Foods-Mike Harper Leadership; Kansas Excellence; UNL David Distinguished Arien Kuhlmann, South Dakota Coyote Commitment Achievement; Susan T. Buffett Foundation; Lindsey Lafond, Navy League of the United States Nebraska Council 2016; Kansas Midwest Student Exchange Marissa Lau, Adrian Academic, Dean Samual Laughlin, UNL Canfield, Pepsi, College of Journalism and Mass Communications; Wichita State Morrison Merit Christopher Layne, Aksarben Foundation/ Horatio Alger State; Nebraska Wesleyan Black & Gold, Theatre Participation; Susan T. Buffett Foundation; Chicago Loyola Dean’s; Webster Academic Chad Lechtenberg, Nebraska Wesleyan College Possible, Achievement; Teamsters Local Union #554; UNL Academic Branden Leimbach, AIM Institute Achiever; Suburban Rotary Charitable Foundation Mackenzie Lien, Grand Canyon Antelope; UNL Emerging Leaders Abigail Lingelbach, CHI Health-Midlands Hospital Auxiliary Teen Volunteer; UNK Dean’s; UNL Health Sciences, Nebraska Achievement Kylie Lippincott, UNK Dean’s; South Dakota Coyote Commitment Achievement; Washburn Academic; Wichita State Incoming Freshman Jordan Long, College of St. Mary Academic Achievement; Concordia Regent’s; Nebraska WesleyanAchievement, College Possible, Black & Gold; Rockhurst McCabe; St. Catherine Venture, Presidential; UNL Emerging Leaders Janet Lopez-Torres, Midland Anderson Leader; Susan T. Buffett Foundation; Union Pacific Latino Employee Network; Nebraska Wesleyan Black & Gold, Archway, Vaughan My-Linh Luc, UNL Nebraska Achievement, Emerging Leaders; Susan T. Buffett Foundation Emma-Lea Ludwick, Concordia Lutheran Heritage, Dean’s; Midland dance; Northern Iowa Out-of-State Scholars Max Lyons, Grand Canyon President; Northwest Missouri State Tower, Bearcat Advantage; Wichita State Founders Merit Ethan Maas, Concordia Dean’s; Grand Canyon Dean; Papillion-La Vista Community Schools Comprehensive-Papillion-La Vista High Band Boosters; UNO Air Force ROTC, Dean’s Patrick Mahoney, UNL Canfield; UNO Chancellors Eva Maldonado, College of St. Mary Academic Opportunity; Grace; UNL Emerging Leaders Hannah Malone, Clarkson Leadership, Presidents Silver; College of St. Mary Academic Achievement; Creighton Founders Ashton Maltais, New Haven Distinguished Scholar, Honors; Wyoming Rocky Mountain Scholars Shely Masek, Susan T. Buffett Foundation Cal Mathison, Buena Vista Presidents; Doane Presidential; Midland athletic; Nebraska Wesleyan Board of Governors; Truman State President’s Honorary, TruMerit, Non-Resident Tuition Chase Mattheis, Papillion-La Vista Community Schools-TeamMates Jordan McClullough, Drury Dean; Missouri State Multicultural Leadership, Midwest Student Exchange; Northern Iowa Out-of-State Scholars, athletic, Multicultural Hailey McGuire, Graceland Scholar, President’s Merit, Dean’s; Northwest Missouri State Green & White Advantage, Freshman Merit Matthew Miller, Susan T. Buffett Foundation Katie Mischo, Papillion-La Vista Schools Foundation-Kathy Kollars Memorial; Kansas Midwest Student Exchange; Omaha Elks Lodge # 39; UNL Canfield Elizabeth Minardi, Papillion-La Vista Community Schools Comprehensive-La Vista Knight football; Susan T. Buffett Foundation Adam Moats, Creighton Founders; UNO Chancellors Trenton Montero, Nebraska Wesleyan Vaughan, Achievement Jasye Morrison, Clarkson President’s Platinum; Creighton Roman Shaffel S.J., Founders; Grand View Presidential, Competition, Pro Musica; Nebraska Methodist Wischmeier Dean’s; Texas Christian; UNK Chancellors; UNL Honors Textbook, David Distinguished; UNO Chancellors Jordan Murphy, Kansas State Engineering Initiative, Honors; Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Rensselaer Medalist; UNO Peter Kiewit-Walter Scott Jr., Regents Guadalupe Najera, Aksarben Foundation/ Horatio Alger Career; Morningside Ambassador; Susan T. Buffett Foundation; UNL Emerging Leaders Kassandra Noden, Midland Anderson Leader Performer; Papillion-La Vista Schools Foundation-Harlan Cook Memorial; UNL David Distinguished; UNO Chancellors Henri Overfelt, Creighton Founders; Drake Presidential; Nebraska Wesleyan Black & Gold; Kansas Midwest Student Exchange Alexander Pearson, Iowa State Competitive Excellence; Morningside wrestling, Dean’s; UNK Dean’s Emily Persinger, UNO Regents; Susan T. Buffett Foundation Andrew Pham, Bergan Mercy Auxiliary; Papillion-La Vista Community Schools Comprehensive-Papillion Area Lions Club, Papillion-La Vista High Band Boosters, La Vista Junior High PTN; Susan T. Buffett Foundation; UNO Chancellors Thuy Pham, Metropolitan Community College Board of Governors; Susan T. Buffett Foundation Katherine Phillips, Northwest Missouri State Tower, Bearcat Advantage Courtney Pickering, Augustana Presidential; Creighton Roman Shaffel S.J., Founders; DePaul Dean’s; Hastings Crimson; Nebraska Wesleyan Achievement, Presidents; Papillion-La Vista Community Schools Comprehensive-Papillion Area Lions Club; Runza Student of the Week; Chicago Loyola Presidential; UNK Chancellors; UNL Pepsi, David Distinguished; South Dakota Coyote Commitment Leadership; Wyoming Rocky

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Continued from Page 25 Mountain Scholars; Wendy’s High School Heisman Maxwell Pope, UNL David Distinguished Daniel Popelka, Iowa State Competitive Excellence; Metro High School Bowling Coaches Association; St. Cloud State Presidential, Non-Resident Tuition; Missouri Mark Twain Non-Resident; UNL David Distinguished Christa Rahl, Northwest Missouri State Bearcat Advantage, Distinguished; Papillion-La Vista Schools Foundation-Papillion Recreation Organization; Papillion-La Vista Community Schools Comprehensive-Papillion-La Vista High Band Boosters; Susan T. Buffett Foundation; Kansas Midwest Student Exchange; UNL David Distinguished Kailey Reineke, Northwest Missouri State Bearcat Advantage, Tower Sydney Rheault, Midland cheer; UNL Emerging Leaders Daniel Rich, Full Sail Creative Minds Courtney Roberts, Northern Iowa Out-ofState Scholars Gabrielle Roberts, Papillion-La Vista Community Schools Comprehensive-Papillion Chapter Order of the Eastern Star; Susan T. Buffett Foundation; Simpson Academic, Wesley Service; Kansas Midwest Student Exchange; UNO Elmer Rhoden, Hazel Emley; Puget Sound Alumni Lesley Robles, UNL Emerging Leaders; Susan T. Buffett Foundation Elizabeth Rollin, Colorado State Academic Recognition; Kent State Academic; Beloit Deans’ Gage Romans, Nebraska Wesleyan Achievement, Black & Gold; Kansas Midwest Student Exchange Hailey Rosemann, Northwest Missouri State Bearcat Advantage, Tower; Papillion-La Vista Community Schools Comprehensive-Papillion-La Vista High Student Council Shaylyn Ryan, Ralston American Legion Auxiliary Kelley Ryan, Doane Presidential; Papillion-La Vista Community Schools Comprehensive-PLEA, Papillion-La Vista Principal’s & Supervisors Organization; Wayne State Dover Memorial William Salber, Morningside athletic, Presidential; National Association of Insurance & Financial Advisors-Bob Boyd Memorial; St. Cloud State Presidential, Non-Resident Tuition; Truman State President’s Leadership, TruMerit, Non-Resident Tuition; UNL Canfield; South Dakota Coyote Commitment Timothy Saqueton, Papillion-La Vista Community Schools Comprehensive-Papillion-La Vista High Band Boosters; UNO Chancellors Jordan Schuette, Capitol School of Hair Design Travis Schwartz, American Logistics Association Military Commanders; UNO Regents Shane Sedlak, Nebraska Wesleyan Achievement, Access, Board of Governors Kristen Seidl, UNL Honors Textbook, David Distinguished Tya Self, College of St. Mary Academic Achievement Sara Sempek, UNK softball, Cooperating School Morgan Sheard, Bellevue soccer Jonathan Soto, Kansas State Engineering Initiative, Honors; Papillion-La Vista Community Schools Comprehensive-La Vista Knight football, Panther baseball, La Vista Lancers Soccer Club; Kansas Midwest Student Exchange; UNL Nebraska Achievement Raef Steffen, Baker Academic Merit, Dean’s, Eugene Pulliam; Papillion-La Vista Community Schools Comprehensive-G. Stanley Hall Elementary PTO; Kansas Midwest Student Exchange; South Dakota Coyote Commitment Achievement Victoria Stengel, Cabela’s Women in Leadership-Sue & Al Saathoff; Northwest Missouri State Bearcat Advantage, Distinguished; Papillion-La Vista Community Schools Comprehensive-Papillion-La Vista Band Boosters; UNL David Distinguished Katie Stephens, Wayne State volleyball, Trustees Kelcie Swede, Monmouth Academic; Offutt Officers’ Spouses’ Club; Rollins Alonzo; Stetson Faculty Jacqueline Sweet, Creighton Founders; Hastings Crimson; Air Force Academy Appointment; UNL David Distinguished, Regents; UNO Regents Miranda Swift, South Dakota William O. Farber, Veritas, Coyote Commitment Leadership Iris Tabora, Susan T. Buffett Foundation Timothy Thompson Jr., Iowa State Academic Recognition; Nebraska Wesleyan Black & Gold, Achievement; UNL Emerging Leaders Keelia Trively, Papillion-La Vista Community Schools Comprehensive-Papillion-La Vista High SCOOP Mark Turpen, UNO Chancellor’s Trent Totusek, Concordia Lutheran Heritage, Regents; Creighton Roman Shaffel S.J., Founders; Drake Presidential; Iowa State Competitive Excellence; UNL Chancellors, Honors Textbook, David Distinguished Gabrielle Vala, UNL Canfield; UNO Chancellors; Northern Colorado Presidential Jacob Vannornam, Doane Community, football Joshua Vannornam, Augustana Academic; St. Olaf Academic, athletic Benjamin Vanness, Great Omaha Bowling Association; UNL Canfield; UNO Dean’s Christian Velez Lopez, Concordia Dean’s; Nebraska Wesleyan Vaughan, Achievement, EducationQuest Foundation Sarah Venta, Garrett Group; Nebraska Wesleyan Achievement Kodee Viers, William Woods Leadership, LEAD Drake Vincentini, Sheet Metal Workers Local 3-Scott Beecher Memorial Haley Vlcek, Baker STEM, Academic Merit; Northwest Missouri State Tower, Bearcat Advantage; Kansas Midwest Student Exchange; South Dakota Coyote Commitment Achievement; Wichita State Heritage Merit Kerri Wachholtz, Papillion-La Vista Community Schools Comprehensive-Susan S. Walker Hickory Hill Elementary PTO; UNL Canfield; South Dakota Coyote Commitment Distinction Isabella Walker, Nebraska Wesleyan Presidents; UNL Canfield, Emerging Leaders; South Dakota Coyote Commitment Distinction Kara Walton, Frost School of Music Presidents; Temple Scholars; North Texas Excellence; Northern Colorado Presidential; William Patterson Music Talent Trustee, Honors Program Elijah Washburn, Nebraska Wesleyan Achievement, Access, Black & Gold; South Dakota Coyote Commitment Achievement Hailey Weisbeck, Kansas State Honors Jared Weyrauch, Metropolitan Community College-Guinan Family Abigail Williams, Colorado Christian Trustees; George Fox Presidential Lauren Williams, Grand Canyon President; Missouri State Midwest Student Exchange, Dean’s; Nebraska Wesleyan Black & Gold; Northwest Missouri State Bearcat Advantage, Tower; Papillion-La Vista Community Schools Comprehensive-Bank of Nebraska; UNK Chancellors; South Dakota Coyote Commitment Distinction Aman Wolfe-Keyhan, Susan T. Buffett Foundation Samual Woodruff, Peru State Trustees Colin Worley, Papillion-La Vista Community Schools-TeamMates; Susan T. Buffett Foundation Alexander Wu, Creighton Founders; Iowa State Academic Recognition; Papillion-La Vista Schools Foundation-Arthur C. & Marie D. Grube Family; Papillion-La Vista Community Schools Comprehensive-G. Stanley Hall Elementary PTO Michaella Yeshnowski, Iowa Western Community College Admissions & Recruiter Karen Zheng, Central College; St. Benedict Benedictine, Presidents, Saints; Concordia Regents; Creighton Founders; Drake Presidential; Iowa State Academic Recognition; Morningside Presidential; Nebraska Wesleyan Black & Gold, Vaughan, Presidents; Papillion-La Vista Schools Foundation-Michael Logan Memorial; Iowa National Scholars, Old Capitol Achievement; UNL Emerging Leaders, Nebraska Achievement, Health Sciences; UNO Dean’s Makenzi Zikas, International DECA-Bob Foehlinger Memorial; Iowa State Cardinal Leadership, Academic Recognition; Kansas State Honors; Midland dance; Iowa Hawkeye Achievement; Kansas Midwest Student Exchange Mikel Zimmerman, Colorado State Presidential; Colorado Boulder Presidential, Arts & Humanities; UNL David Distinguished Jacob Zink, Hastings Honorary Dean, Media, Crimson; UNL Canfield John Zurcher, Papillion-La Vista High SchoolBob Mohr baseball

OMAHA WORLD-HERALD

Papillion-La Vista South Lauren Feden Outstanding Student Class rank: 9th out of 392 College plans: Hastings; art and chemistry Parents: Frank and Kristy Feden About: Lauren has an ability to inspire and motivate others, and is an example that one does not have to be the loudest person in the room to make the biggest impact. She always has a positive attitude, the ability to keep things in perspective and a calming presence. Lauren is leaving Papillion-La Vista South in a better place than when she arrived.

Angel Kopp Key Staffer Journalistic role: Co-editor-in-chief of South Star yearbook and ads manager for Titan Legacy news

magazine. College plans: undecided; photojournalism Parents: Eric and Olivia Kopp, and the late Angie Kopp About: Angel was nominated by her peers, who had this to say about her: “She’s balanced two staffs ... and always keeps a sunny disposition.” “Angel has been an immense force of good for both yearbook and news.” She also spearheaded fundraising to help eight students attend the National High School Journalism Convention in Los Angeles.

Scholarships offered at Papillion-La Vista South: Payton Adams, Papillion Junior High PTN; Northwest Missouri State Bearcat Advantage, Cultural Enrichment, Tower; UNL Canfield, College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources Andrew Agner, Bellevue-Offutt Kiwanis Club Ross Bond Memorial; Texas A&M- Air Force ROTC Alexi Ahlers, CHI Health Heath Care; CHI Health-Midlands Hospital Auxiliary Volunteer; Midland dance; Nebraska Methodist 1891 Award David Airola, UNO Regents Mariah Allen, Metropolitan Community College Board of Governors Aidan Barnes, Missouri Western State Dean’s Taylor Bell, Papillion-La Vista Community Schools Foundation-Anthony Schuetz; Oklahoma State President’s Leadership Council Michael Bender, UNL College of Engineering, David Distinguished; UNO Regents Carly Bindl, College of St. Mary Academic Achievement, cross country, tennis; Creighton Founders; Iowa State Competitive Excellence; UNL College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, Regents, Honors; UNO Regents Caitlyn Bland, UNL Canfield; UNO Dean’s Nolan Bland, Rumsey Station Elementary PTO; Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation Andrew Brayfield, Trail’s End; Northwest Missouri State Green and White Advantage Graham Brooks, Luther Become, Founders, Weston Noble Vocal Music Excellence; Simpson Cowles, Hildreth Murphy Music, Music Major; Missouri-Kansas City Conservatory of Music and Dance; UNL Glenn Korff School of Music, Regents Keylee Bruck, Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation; Colorado State Academic Recognition Kaitlin Brundieck, Northwest Missouri State Bearcat Advantage, Tower Rachel Burch, Doane Legacy, Opportunity, Presidential, Visit Grant; UNO Regents Derek Burress, UNO Regents Zachary Bussard, Papillion-La Vista South T-Club; Papillion-La Vista South Titan Defender; Papillion-La Vista Community Schools Foundation: Papillion Recreation Organization; Central College Academic; Dordt basketball, Distinguished, Presidential; UNL Regents; UNO Regents Keli Cable, UNL Emerging Leader Jessica Caron, UNO Chancellor’s Gabrielle Catterson, Creighton Founders, Roman Shaffel S.J.; Drake Presidential; UNL David Distinguished, Pepsi, Honors Ryan Cernicky, Offutt Enlisted Spouses Club; Offutt Officers’ Spouses’ Club; Papillion-La Vista Community Schools Foundation-Dr. Harlan Metschke, Papillion-La Vista South Titan Defender; Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation Alissa Clarke, Creighton Founders; Rockhurst Regent’s; UNL Nebraska Achievement Kelsey Conrad, Trumble Park Elementary PTO Caitlyn Cotton, Briar Cliff Academic; Hastings track/cross country, Student Success; Midland track Taylor Crandall, Nebraska Wesleyan Achievement, Black and Gold Tyler Creps, Papillion Junior High PTN; Patriot Elementary Pride Alumni; Pinnacle Bank; Northern Colorado Bear Scholar, Finley Freshman Caitlyn Crowe, Anderson Grove Elementary PTO; Papillion-La Vista Community Schools Foundation-True Titan, Papillion-La Vista South Titan Defender; CHI Health Health Care; College of St. Mary Academic Achievement; UNO Dean’s Jazsmin Cryer, Offutt Enlisted Spouses Club; Creighton; UNL Nebraska Achievement, Emerging Leader; Sioux Falls Provost’s Alexandra Daniel, Nebraska Wesleyan Achievement, Black and Gold Aaron Davis, Metropolitan Community College Board of Governors Brandon Davis, Central Community College Sarah Davis, UNO Regents Christopher Dean, Papillion Area Lions Club; UNL tennis Claire DeCoster, CHI Health Care; CHI Health-Midlands Hospital Auxiliary Volunteer; Papillion-La Vista South Student Council; Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation; Metropolitan Community College Freshman Incentive; Rockhurst McCabe, Regent’s; UNO Honors Learning Community Adam Dejka, Butler Academic; Carroll Bishop Carroll, Opportunity; St. Scholastica Alumni, Benedictine; Creighton Magis, Roman Shaffel S.J.; Doane Presidential; Drake Presidential; Elizabethtown Presidential; Immaculata Dean’s; Iona Heritage; Malone Emma and Walter Malone; Midland Presidential; Northwestern Peale; Rockhurst Breen; California-Santa Barbara Regents; Denver Chancellor; UNL Regents, Deans; UNO Regents; New Mexico National Scholars, Amigo; Oklahoma National Merit; Texas-Dallas National Merit; Wartburg Regents; Waynesburg A.B. Miller, State; Wittenberg Scholar John DeLong, Northwest Missouri State Bearcat Advantage, Freshman Merit, Green and White Advantage, Tower Zipporah DeLong, Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design Academic, Artistic Angelica Diaz, The Garrett Group; UNO Regents Kali Diaz, UNL David Distinguished; UNO Regents Andrew DiGiacomo, Papillion-La Vista Community Schools Foundation-Papillion Recreation Organization Leah Ely, UNL Nebraska Achievement Timothy Epp, Hastings Family, College, Legacy, McClelland Music, ProRege; Midland Campus Visit, University, Performing Arts Triston Fairchild, Colgate football Lauren Feden, World-Herald Outstanding Student; Papillion-La Vista South Student Council; Patriot Elementary Pride Alumni; Hastings Crimson, Trustees; Nebraska Wesleyan Art, Board of Governors; Rockhurst Breen; UNO Regents Tess Ferris, College of St. Mary Academic Achievement Kaitlyn Fiala, South Dakota School of Mines and Technology Freshman Scholar

Madison Finley, Missouri Valley Academic, softball Sonora Foresman, Morningside Achievement, Ambassador, Academic, track Elizabeth Forsyth, Carriage Hill Elementary PTO Hayley Fouche, Papillion-La Vista Community Schools Foundation-Kids Club; UNO Dean’s Margaret Fritch, Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation Adam Gadsden, UNO baseball Alexanna Galgerud, UNO Dean’s Jaide Gaona, Metropolitan Community College Board of Governors; Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation Hannah Glaser, Peru State Cooperating Schools Christopher Glynn, Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation; UNL Bookstore Chase Gregerson, Nebraska Wesleyan Achievement, Board of Governors; UNO Chancellor’s Michelle Guerin, Eastern Nebraska Soccer Association-Linus W. Fangman; Bellevue Bruin Community Brooke Gustafson, St. Paul’s United Methodist Church; UNL Regents, Honors; UNO Regents Abigayle Hansen, Offutt Officers’ Spouses’ Club; Northwest Missouri State Bearcat Advantage, Distinguished; UNO Regents; Wichita State Presidential Merit Alyssa Hernandes, Washburn Academic Nicolaus Hettinger, UNL Emerging Leader Ryan Hruska, Culinary Institute of America-State ProStart Culinary, State ProStart Management; Metropolitan Community College Culinary, Freshman Incentive; Sullivan State ProStart Culinary, State ProStart Management Jonathan Hunt, Papillion-La Vista Educators Association; Metropolitan Community College Freshman Incentive Daniel Hutfless, Papillion American Legion Auxiliary; Nebraska Wesleyan Black and Gold; UNL Nebraska Achievement, Emerging Leader Nathan Jatczak, Papillion-La Vista Community Schools Foundation-Jessica Kathryn Dierks Memorial, Papillion-La Vista South Student Council, Papillion-La Vista South T-Club; Briar Cliff Academic; Creighton Founders Kyle Johnson, Doane Trustees Michael Kelly, UNO Regents Paige Knight, Augustana Academic; St. Benedict/St. John’s President’s, Saints; Nebraska Wesleyan Achievement, Archway Alexander Knowles, Offutt Officers’ Spouses’ Club; Colorado School of Mines Merit; Iowa State Competitive Excellence, College of Engineering; Missouri Science and Technology Academic, Trustees, Out-of-State; Morningside Trustee; South Dakota State Jackrabbit Achievement, Yellow and Blue; North Dakota Presidential; Wichita State Presidential Merit Nate Koeppe, UNL David West Hawksworth Fund, Regents Angel Kopp, Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation Sarah Kosmicki, Metropolitan Community College Board of Governors Angelina Kramp, Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation; Doane Community Zachery Krauss, Minnesota State-Mankato In-State Tuition; South Dakota State Jackrabbit Guarantee; South Dakota Coyote Commitment Achievement Miranda Kuzela, Minnesota CLA Freshman Research and Creative, Frederick and Reeselynn Warburton; UNL David Distinguished; Oregon Summit Grant LaFurney, Offutt Officers’ Spouses’ Club Stephanie Lamb, Doane Hansen, Opportunity, Presidential, Campus Visit; Kansas Midwest Student Exchange; UNL Canfield; UNO Dean’s Lauren Lapham, Northwest Missouri State Bearcat Advantage, Tower Brian Lapke, Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation Raegan LeGrand, Southern California volleyball Sydney Lepkowski, Doane Van Hoy Emilee Lesser, Papillion-La Vista Community Schools Foundation-Papillion Recreation Organization Vincent Lowndes, Iowa Western Community Instrumental Music Ensemble Brandon Madison, Missouri Western State Dean’s Joshua Manchigiah, South Dakota State football Brady Manker, Creighton Founders, Roman Shaffel S.J. Allison Marks, Nebraska Wesleyan Achievement, Black and Gold Sean May, Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation; The Garrett Group Joseph McCain, UNO Dean’s Carter McCormick, Nebraska Wesleyan Achievement, Board of Governors Daniel McCoy, UNO Chancellor’s Ashley Meisinger, Grand Canyon President Michael Meissner, UNL Regents Dakota Miller, UNL Regents; UNO Regents Emma Miller, Augustana swimming, Trustees Elizabeth Milton, Iowa State Academic Recognition, Cardinal Leadership; Kansas Traditions; UNO Regents Danielle Muller, Papillion-La Vista South Titan Defender; Smiles Award; UNL Canfield, Chancellor’s Rebecka Munoz-Rose, St. Benedict/St. John’s Benedictine, FoCuS Chemistry, President’s, Saints; Creighton Founders; Drake Presidential; Northwestern Presidential; UNL Canfield, Emerging Leader; UNO Dean’s; Whitworth Presidential Melanie Nabity, Golden Hills Elementary PTO; College of St. Mary Academic Opportunity; Doane Community James Nekola, Papillion-La Vista South American Legion baseball; Papillion-La Vista South T-Club; Briar Cliff Academic; Buena Vista Heritage; Doane baseball, Trustees, Campus Visit; Northwest Missouri State Bearcat Advantage, Tower Vida-Michelle Nixon, UNL Regents; UNO Regents Tristan Nosal, UNL College of Engineering; UNO Regents, Walter Scott Jr. Natalie Olson, Nebraska Wesleyan Archway; UNL Emerging Leader Riley Olson, Bank of Nebraska; Rumsey Station Elementary PTO; Creighton Academic; Lake Forest Presidential; Truman State Midwest Student Exchange, President’s Honorary, TruMerit Jared Ott, Papillion-La Vista South Titan Defender; Bentley Trustee; Colorado School of Mines Merit; Creighton Magis, Roman Shaffel S.J.; Fordham Dean’s; Denver Chancellor; UNL Dean’s, Eastman Top Scholar, Regents, Honors Ethan Paladino, Midland wrestling; Morningside wrestling, Ambassador Thomas Palensky, Metropolitan Community College Freshman Incentive Matthew Parker, Monika Peters Vocal Music; Papillion-La Vista South ITS Troop 6581; Fairleigh Dickinson Col. Fairleigh S. Dickinson, Theater; Montclair State Merit; Oklahoma City Achievement, Theatre; Texas Christian Theatre; Sarah Patton, Louisiana State Tiger Excellence Bailey Paul, UNL Canfield, Nebraska Emerging Leader; UNO Dean’s Gabriel Perez, Creighton Magis, Roman Shaffel S.J.; Iowa State Competitive Excellence, George Washington Carver; Minnesota National Excellence; UNL Regents; UNO Regents, Walter Scott Jr. Kevin Peters, UNL David Distinguished; UNO Regents Thadeous Phipps, Metropolitan Community College Board of Governors Sydney Piccolo, College of St. Mary Academic Achievement; Creighton Founders; Doane Trustees Gabriel Pitts, Metropolitan Community College Board of Governors Brennan Pogue, Papillion-La Vista South Titan Defender; Papillion Masonic Lodge #39; Rotary Club of West Omaha; Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation; Trumble Park Elementary PTO; UNL Emerging Leader Courtney Pratt, Papillion Chapter Order of the Eastern Star; Papillion-La Vista Community Schools Foundation-Dr. Leon Dappen Memorial, Papillion-La Vista Educators Association; Northwest Missouri State Bearcat Advantage, Tower Kayla Ramirez, Metropolitan Community College Freshman Incentive Sean Ramirez, Metropolitan Community College Freshman Incentive Kelsey Reeves, Northwest Missouri State Bearcat Advantage, Distinguished; UNL Canfield; UNO Dean’s Cassidy Renander, Colorado Christian Trustees’; George Fox Trustee; Northwestern tennis, volleyball, Presidential; Palm Beach

Atlantic Provost’s; UNO Chancellor’s Jonathan Reyes, Papillion-La Vista South American Legion baseball; Southeast Community baseball Shelby Rice, Wells Fargo Advisors-Charles and Alberta Walther; Creighton Founders, Roman Shaffel S.J.; UNO Chancellor’s Jacob Riewaldt, Papillion-La Vista Community Schools Foundation-Vocational-Technical Ethan Sajko, Butler Academic; Creighton Magis, Roman Shaffel S.J.; Fordham Loyola, Tuition; George Washington Presidential Academic; St. Louis Enhanced Merit, Vice President Tuition; Seton Hall Tuition, Summer; Syracuse Founders’; Texas Christian Deans; Trinity Murchison, Tower; Dayton Housing, Study Abroad, Textbook, Trustees’; Minnesota National; UNL Regents Blake Schroeder, Arizona State President’s; Arizona Excellence; UNO Regents; Tulsa Academic Emily Skinner, Creighton Magis, Roman Shaffel S.J.; Miami President’s; Missouri Heritage Non-Resident; South Carolina McKissick Scholars Liesel Sumpter, Offutt Officers’ Spouses’ Club; Papillion Area Lions Club; Baylor President’s Gold; Colorado State Presidential; Florida State Freshman, Tuition; Point Loma Nazarene President’s; Texas Christian Deans; UNL College of Education and Human Sciences, Regents Jae-Lyn Takemura, Creighton Founders; Kansas Midwest Student Exchange, Distinction Zachary teNyenhuis, Missouri Western State Dean’s Quintin Van Ackeren, Papillion-La Vista South T-Club; Northwest Missouri State baseball Peter Vogel, Papillion-La Vista Community Schools Foundation-Lt. Mark Noziska Distinguished Service Memorial; Nebraska Christian Leading Courageously, Preview Day Anhnguyet Vu, Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation; Creighton Founders; UNL Regents; UNO Regents Ashley Walker, Papillion-La Vista Community Schools Foundation-Papillion Recreation Organization Joshua Weinand, Nebraska Wesleyan Achievement, Archway Michelle White, Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation; Nebraska Wesleyan Achievement, Archway, Writers Justin Wiebelhaus, UNL Canfield Nicole Wiles, Papillion-La Vista Community Schools Foundation-Wally and Rosemary Ridenour Memorial; Briar Cliff Academic, softball, University; Nebraska United Methodist Foundation Liberty Memorial; Omaha Education Association Presidents’ Steven Willey, Walnut Creek Elementary PTO Jenna Winkler, Papillion-La Vista South Student Council; Cottey Trustees’; Creighton Founders, Roman Shaffel S.J.; Marquette Pere Marquette; Morningside dance team, Music, Trustee Samantha Wright, Papillion Area Lions Club; Papillion-La Vista Community Schools Principals and Supervisors; Nebraska Wesleyan Achievement, Black and Gold Mary Anne Yi, UNL David West Hawksworth, Regents; UNO Regents Sydney Yost, Peru State Cooperating Schools; Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation

Platteview Jared Bartels Outstanding Student Class rank: 2nd out of 86 College plans: undecided; aerospace

engineering Parents: John and Lori Bartels About: Jared has been a model of steady and consistent academic work and achievement. He has rather quietly gone about the business of compiling a stellar academic record. At the same time, he has paid attention to developing his resume in the “other half of education” as a four-year participant in a variety of extracurricular activities. Scholarships offered at Platteview: Jared Bartels, Capstone Coaching & Consulting Inc. leadership excellence; World-Herald outstanding student; Colorado-Boulder presidential, honors; UNL regents, honors; American Red Cross; Springfield First United Methodist Church Jerry Bothel, Aksarben Foundation/Horatio Alger career Stephanie Brazda, Milks Family Memorial; Springfield First United Methodist Church Lindsy Brechbill, Hastings ambassador; American Red Cross; Northwest Missouri State Tower, Bearcat advantage Ryan Cloyd, Iowa State academic recognition, competitive excellence; Hastings Crimson; Northwest Missouri State distinguished, Bearcat advantage; Creighton founders, Roman Shaffel S.J.; Missouri Western State president’s; UNK regents; UNL regents; UNO regents Colby Duvel, Hastings ambassador, basketball, Tom McLaughlin; Doane trustees, basketball; Capstone Coaching & Consulting Inc. leadership excellence; Platteview High National Honor Society-Rachel’s Challenge; Concordia regents, basketball; Friends of the Springfield Memorial Library; Milks Family Memorial; Nebraska Aviation Trades Association; Platteview High Girls Letter Club; Springfield First United Methodist Church; Springfield Platteview Education Association; Springfielder at Heart; Wade Lanum Memorial; Runza student of the week; Northwest Missouri State Tower, Bearcat advantage; Order of Eastern Star-Holly Chapter No. 33 Alexis Engberg, Sons of the American Legion Springfield Squadron Post #143; Springfield Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary Madalyn Erhart, Nebraska Wesleyan Archway; Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #3; Platteview High Girls Letter Club; Sons of the American Legion Springfield Squadron Post #143; South Sarpy Activities Program; St. Joseph Catholic Church Knights of Columbus Jessica Fluckey, American Red Cross; Northwest Missouri State Tower, Bearcat advantage Dylan Frederick, Aksarben Foundation/Horatio Alger career Addison Goerl, Rockhurst Breen; Springfield American Legion Post #143-Carl Barr Memorial; Creighton Magis; Loyola presidential; Valparaiso presidential; UNL regents, honors; Friends of the Springfield Memorial Library; Springfield Platteview Education Association Sabrina Houston, Nebraska Wesleyan Black & Gold, Achievement Corey Johnson, Milks Family Memorial Stephanie Kersten, Aksarben Foundation 4-H leadership; Nebraska Cattlemen’s Classic Chianina, Maine-Anjou, Simmental; Northeast Community College livestock judging Rylan Mahoney, Doane academic; Bellevue freshman leadership, soccer Kassandra Marker, Platteview High Girls Letter Club Tyler Matson, Springfield American Legion Auxiliary Unit #143; St. Joseph Catholic Church Knights of Columbus-William Biernbaum Kaylee Meyer, Midland dance Ryan Meyer, Midland performing arts Mariah Moore, Iowa State competitive excellence; UNL Canfield; Kansas State midwest student exchange, honors, agriculture; Charles and Alberta Walters Foundation-Omaha Firefighter Dependent; Sarpy County 4-H queen, portfolio; American Red Cross Benjamin Murphy, UNL Canfield James Nebel, Aksarben Foundation/Horatio Alger career Abbey Patera, UNL Canfield; Nebraska Wesleyan recognition, presidential; American Red Cross; Jerry “Ozzie” Osborn Memorial; Springfield Elementary PTO; Springfield Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary; St. Joseph Catholic Church Ladies Guild Katelynne Richards, William Woods LEAD Joseph Romsa, UNL Canfield; Midland Future Business Leaders of America; UNO regents Kate Scanlan, Iowa State academic recognition; Nebraska Wesleyan board of governors; Northern Colorado trustee; Kansas State

honors; Colorado State presidential; Colorado-Boulder presidential; UNO regents; Nebraska Academy of Sciences-Robert Kubicek Memorial; Wyoming Rocky Mountain scholars; Creighton Roman Shaffel S.J., founders; Sarpy Republican Women; South Sarpy Activities Program; Springfield Platteview Education Association; Westmont Elementary PTO Ethan Scholting, Jerry “Ozzie” Osborn Memorial Wes Sears, Springfield American Legion Post #143-Carl Barr Memorial Mariah Seip, Hastings crimson, softball, honorary dean; Concordia president’s, softball; Springfield Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary; Grace softball, GPA; Doane trustees, softball Jacob Sorenson, UNO deans; Kansas State midwest student exchange; South Dakota State yellow and blue Scott Strigenz, Nebraska Wesleyan writers Nicholas Verdoni, National Association of Independent Financial Advisors excellence; UNL regents; UNO regents McKenzie Vincent, Springfield Masonic Lodge #112 Kurtis Warinski, St. Joseph Catholic Church Knights of Columbus Sascha Whitt, Aksarben Foundation/Horatio Alger career Caleb Winterscheid, Northwest Missouri State Distinguished, Bearcat advantage

Plattsmouth High School Connor DeSimone Outstanding Student Class rank: 21st out of 119 College plans: UNO after joining Nebraska Air National Guard; aviation (management track) Parents: Ernest and Christine DeSimone About: Connor is a very respectful and caring young man. His leadership skills have been evident in our ROTC program. He has done so many things for the community and students here at Plattsmouth High School. Scholarships offered at Plattsmouth: Paige Blankman, Omaha Education Association Metro Transit Workers Union; UNK Chancellors; Doane Trustees, cheer Kayla Blinston, UNL Canfield, Emerging Leader Parker Cundall, Lake Ridge Ladies Golf League Connor DeSimone, World-Herald Outstanding Student April Graham, UNL Canfield; Northwest Missouri State Distinguished, Bearcat Advantage; UNO Dean’s Makayla Handy, Mortenson Charitable Foundation Stephanie Hoshor, Doane Legacy, Community, golf; Lake Ridge Ladies Golf League; Beaver Lake Lions Club Corhan Kress, UNO Regents Destry Lagemann, UNL Emerging Leader Rebecca Leonhardt, Sullivan First-Place Prostart Competition; Culinary Institute of America First-Place Prostart Competition; Art Institutes First-Place Prostart Competition Matthew Miller, Sullivan First-Place Prostart Competition; Culinary Institute of America First-Place Prostart Competition; Art Institutes First-Place Prostart Competition Lauren Mitteis, Northwest Missouri State Tower, Bearcat; Hastings Ringland; Doane Trustees, basketball; Nebraska Wesleyan Archway, Achievement, Legacy, Great Plains United Methodist Spencer Oathout, Sullivan First-Place Prostart Competition; Culinary Institute of America First-Place Prostart Competition; Art Institutes First-Place Prostart Competition Madison Parshall, Eastern Nebraska Soccer Association-Linus W. Fangman; Northwest Missouri State Tower, Bearcat Advantage; UNK Chancellors; St. Paul’s United Church of Christ Noah Sabatka, Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation Dawson Siemonsma, Optimist Club Essay Madisyn Tilson, Northwest Missouri State Freshman Merit, Green & White Advantage Samantha West, Iowa Western Presidential Dylan Zaliauskas, UNO Dean’s

Ralston Walker Pendleton Outstanding Student Class rank: 1st out of 239 College plans: UNO; computer science Parents: Glen and Thresa Pendleton About: Walker has exceeded the expectations of Ralston High School. He not only pushes himself to succeed academically but he is involved in many extracurricular activities. Walker is a great representation of what the Ralston community stands for: taking opportunities to learn, grow and help others.

David Lentsch Key Staffer Journalistic role: Yearbook staff four years, editor the last two. College plans: Metropolitan Community College; graphic design Parents: Lonnie and Cheryl Lentsch About: David’s attention to aesthetics elevates everything he touches, and his graphic design skills are incredibly sophisticated. He encourages excellence from his peers and is always willing to help a fellow staff member. Over the last two years, he has led the staff to produce some of our most creative books. Scholarships offered at Ralston: Jade Adler, Marlene L. Hansen; Ralston Booster Club; Ralston Community Theater; UNL Regents; Creighton Founders; Runza Student of the Week; Military Academy-West Point appointment Pablo Albeno, Aksarben Foundation/Horatio Alger Career Kyle Aldrich, Army Post 911 G.I. Bill Ismael Alvarez del Castillo, Aksarben Foundation/Horatio Alger Career Teresa Artz, College of St. Mary Marie Curie; Dominican Presidential, Residence Life; Hastings Crimson; Mount Mercy Academic Achievement, Writing; UNO Regents Sierra Athow, Ralston Chamber of Commerce; Ralston Booster Club; Ralston Volunteer Fire Department-Fucinaro Memorial; UNO athletic; South Dakota State athletic; South Dakota athletic, athletic; Western Illinois athletic; Omaha Softball Foundation; Reid Adler Memorial Kindness Karla Avila, Susan T. Buffett Foundation Skyler Bailey, Navy Post 911 G.I. Bill Nicholas Bosco, UNL Emerging Leader Kelsey Bowen, UNL Emerging Leader Jessica Bravo-Cervantes, Concordia Achievement; Benedictine Achievement Jessica Bultez, Patricia Cortese Memorial

Bailey Calabro, UNL Emerging Leader Alexander Carabantes, UNL Emerging Leader; Susan T. Buffett Foundation Bernardo Castellanos, Aksarben Foundation/Horatio Alger Career Monica Cervantes, Concordia Academic Kevin Chavez-Lopez, Ralston Schools Foundation; UNL Emerging Leader; Susan T. Buffett Foundation Dana Chleborad, Ralston Booster Club; Ralston Soccer Club Samuel Christenson, Wichita State Morrison Merit; UNO Tuition; Susan T. Buffett Foundation Brandon Chriswell, UNL Emerging Leader Kyle Cornell, Aksarben Foundation/Horatio Alger Career Dillon Cowden, Kansas Distinction Tabor Cross, Ralston Schools Foundation; UNO Chancellors Megan Czerwinski, UNL Canfield Madelyn DeVorss, Michael McCracken Memorial; Ralston Schools Foundation; Creighton Founders, Academic; UNO Honors Learning Community Araceli Diaz, Aksarben Foundation/Horatio Alger Career Gillian Dimon, Creighton Academic Isaiah Dogan, UNL Canfield, Chancellors; Concordia Academic Dena Driggs, Aksarben Foundation/Horatio Alger Career Linda Drosche, Aksarben Foundation/Horatio Alger Career Mikaela Durant, Alliance Francaise d’Omaha Alan Edwards, Ralston Booster Club Faith Evertson, Nick Steinbach; Ralston Curtain Raisers; Ralston Chamber of Commerce; UNL Regents; Kansas Excellence; Colorado-Boulder Presidential; Creighton Roman Shaffel; Morgen Wees Memorial Justin Farley, Nebraska Wesleyan Black & Gold; Peru State Deans, athletic; Midland athletic; Concordia athletic, Academic; Doane Trustees; Susan T. Buffett Foundation Alvaro Flores, Susan T. Buffett Foundation Carly Fonfara, Simpson Honor, Academic; Briar Cliff Academic Dylan Glidden, Aksarben Foundation/Horatio Alger Career Breanna Goff, Grace GPA, Merit, First Choice John Good, Aksarben Foundation/Horatio Alger Career Madison Goltl, UNO Deans; College of St. Mary Academic, athletic Thomas Graf, Metropolitan Community College Board of Governors Curtis Grosse, UNL Canfield, Pepsi; Ralston Curtain Raisers; UNO Chancellors Kailey Hering, Aksarben Foundation/Horatio Alger Career Yanci Herrera, Aksarben Foundation/Horatio Alger Career William Houndjoe, Metropolitan Community College Freshman Incentive Nathan Johnson, Ralston Chamber of Commerce; UNO Chancellors; Drake Engaged Citizens Corps, Academic; Blumfield PTO Shekinah Kiagiri, Ralston Chamber of Commerce; UNL Health Sciences, Emerging Leader, Honors; Missouri State Midwest Student Exchange, Multicultural Leadership; Ralston Band Parents Association; George Washington Presidential Nicole Kinser, Aksarben Foundation/Horatio Alger Career Jacob Kochanowicz, UNL Canfield; UNO Chancellors Kasandra Kraemer, Grand Canyon Presidents Keely Krajeski, UNL Emerging Leader; Ralston Optimists Shelby Krumrei, Metropolitan Community College Freshman Incentive James Landholm, Aksarben Foundation/ Horatio Alger Career David Lentsch, Metropolitan Community College Board of Governors; Ralston Schools Foundation; Ralston Lions Club; Reid Adler Memorial Kindness Veronica Lopez, Concordia Academic Lesley Lopez Hernandez, UNL Emerging Leader Jessica Lucas, Aksarben Foundation/Horatio Alger Career Emily Manhart, Ralston Education Association; Nebraska Wesleyan Achievement, Writers, College Possible, Academic; UNL Audrey Marco, Nebraska Wesleyan Black & Gold; Coe Trustee; Creighton Founders; Morningside Deans Michelle Mass, Ralston Lions Club; Concordia Academic Trevor Mass, Aksarben Foundation/Horatio Alger Career Ryan McAleer, Navy Post 911 G.I. Bill Megan McWilliams, Aksarben Foundation/ Horatio Alger Career Franklin Melendez, Suburban Rotary Club; Gallaudet Academic Joshua Morgera, UNL Emerging Leader Julia Nekola, Metropolitan Community College Board of Governors; Ralston Volunteer Fire Department-Andersen Memorial; Baright Library; Score4Sports; Ralston Education Association; Meadows Education Organization; Ralston Community Theater; Cathy Grondek Memorial; Reid Adler Memorial Kindness Emily O’Keefe, Aksarben Foundation/Horatio Alger Career Leslie Ochoa, Aksarben Foundation/Horatio Alger Career Tomer Palmon, Keiser Foundation Academic Excellence; Schrager Foundation; UNL David Distinguished Walker Pendleton, World-Herald Outstanding Student; UNO Regents, Walter Scott Jr.; UNL LSE Compute Savannah Pickard, UNO Chancellors Madalynn Ray, Aksarben Foundation/Horatio Alger Career Cheyenne Robinson, Susan T. Buffett Foundation Shelby Rosman, Kronberg Memorial; Morningside Performer, Founder, Academic; Creighton Merit, Academic; Hastings Ringland, Academic; Briar Cliff Academic, University Eric Rowe, Metropolitan Community College Freshman Incentive Sasha Runyan, Minneapolis College of Art & Design Trustee, Laptop, Academic Sasha Runyan, Minnesota-Minneapolis National Excellence Dylan Schiele, Ralston Schools Foundation; Great Western Bank; Mockingbird PTO; Ralston Band Parents Association; Susan T. Buffett Foundation Lauren Shymkewicz, California StateNorthridge athletic; UNK athletic Hayley Siedlik, Ralston Chamber of Commerce; Josh Brockington/Dan Sasich Memorial; Colorado School of Mines Merit; Rayann Polivka Memorial Gabreilla Swoboda, Megan O’Reilly Memorial Kiya Talmadge, Ralston Booster Club; Peru State athletic, Cooperating Schools; Doane Van Hoy, athletic, Academic; Midland athletic, Academic Shalom Vazquez, Aksarben Foundation/ Horatio Alger Career Paige Volcek, UNO Academic; Marlin Nelson Memorial; Karen Western Parent Association Payton Wagner, Air Force Post 911 G.I. Bill Dakota Wesslund, Ralston Booster Club; Ralston Alumni Association; Wildewood Education Association; Hastings athletic Gregory Wilkes, Metropolitan Community College Freshman Incentive; UNO Deans Bryan Wilson-Bahun, UNL Achievement; First State Bank; Ralston Optimists Lexi Yagodinski, Metropolitan Community College Board of Governors; Omaha Steaks Kristen Yost, UNO Chancellors; Colorado School of Mines Merit; Colorado-Denver Distinguished; UNL David Distinguished Natalie Zamora, Aksarben Foundation/Horatio Alger Career

Roncalli Emily Guinn

Outstanding Student Class rank: 2nd out of 99 College plans: Rockhurst; pre medicine/ chemistry Parents: Larry and Michelle Guinn About: Emily has excelled in all areas of academics throughout her time at Roncalli. She has participated in sports along with FBLA and Student Government. She See : Page 27


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Mackenzie Hayden Key Staffer Journalistic role: Editor of the yearbook College plans: Iowa State; civil engineering Parent: Dawn Henderson About: Mackenzie has always gone above and beyond to help out her fellow yearbook staff members. From traveling to away games for pictures to attending meetings over the summer to determining yearbook themes, she has always strived to make the publication better. With her help as co-editor, Roncalli began its first online publication this year. Scholarships offered at Roncalli: Connor Albin, UNO Dean’s; Wichita State Founders Merit; Marquette Pere Marquette; Iowa State Competitive Excellence, Academic Recognition Hanna Barnes, UNL Regents; Drake Presidential, Trustee, Fine Arts Music; UNO Regents Daniel Bowers, UNO Chancellor’s; UNL David Distinguished; Iowa State Competitive Excellence; Dordt Presidential; Colorado School of Mines Merit Nicolas Crinklaw, Police Federal Credit Union; UNO Regents; UNL Canfields Caleb Dempsey, Culinary Institute of America; Sullivan Samantha Dillenburg, College of St. Mary Academic John Doran IV, UNL College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources; Midland football Heather Erdei, Robert Morris athletic; Newman Academic; Hastings Pro Rege, bowling Matthew Fowler, Buffett; UNO Deans Cole Gillespie, Dort Presidential; UNL Canfield Garrett Graeve, Buffett Emily Guinn, Regis Trustees Catholic; Creighton Founders; Rockhurst Loyola, Breen; Xavier; UNL Regents, David Distinguished, Honors Program; Rockhurst Trustees; Creighton Roman Shaffel S.J.; Fordham Jogues, Tuition; World-Herald Outstanding Student Maribeth Hall, Midland athletic; Peru State Tuition; Nebraska Wesleyan Black & Gold Mackenzie Hayden, Kansas State Midwest Student Exchange; Benedictine Academic; Iowa State Competitive Excellence; Morningside Dean; Rockhurst McCabe; Kansas Midwest Student Exchange; Creighton Founders; Wichita State Morrison Merit Kassandra Hodgen, Kansas Midwest Student Exchange Nickolas Iossi, Garden City Community College baseball Andrew Johnson, Wayne State Dover Memorial John Joseph Karsk, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical Dean’s Spencer Kerwin, Peru State Trustees Emily Kudlacek, Doane Community Erin Lahowetz, Doane Van Hoy, Success Andrew Lamer, Nebraska Wesleyan Black & Gold; Nebraska Wesleyan Achievement Joshua Lampe, LSU Flagship Scholars; UNL Regents; Southern Methodist Deans’, Distinguished; Creighton Magis; Xavier; Simpson; King’s Presidential; Military Academy-West Point; Naval Academy; Air Force Academy Hannah Leddy, Nebraska Wesleyan Board of Governors; Wayne State Music; Peru State Dean’s; UNK; Wayne State Presidential; UNO Regents Zhengeng (Peter) Liang, Creighton Matteo Ricci Sean Maguire, University of St. Mary Honor Mallory Matthies, Peru State volleyball Anna Matuella, Kansas Jayhawk Generation; Creighton Founders, Roman Shaffel S.J.; Rockhurst Breen, Loyola; Marquette Pere Marquette; Regis Trustees Catholic; UNL David Distinguished Emily Merrill, Northwest Missouri State Tower, Bearcat Advantage; Xavier Catholic Buschmann; Drake Presidential; Butler Bulldog Achievement; Buena Vista Arch; Simpson; U.S. Sen. Richard G. Lugar Academic Recognition Emily Morrison, UNL David Distinguished; Buffett; Wayne State Honors Program; Peru State Trustees; UNK Regents; Wayne State Presidential; UNO Regents Caleb Nigrin, Briar Cliff; Loyola Chicago Presidential; UNL Honors Textbook, Regents Noah Oswald, Briar Cliff Academic, football, Catholic Connection; Central Missouri Red & Black; Coe Trustee; Midland football; Rockhurst Knapp Miriam Paul, Doane Hansen Fellowship, Community, Music Kaitlyn Rief, Iowa State Competitive Excellence; Kansas State College of Agriculture, Midwest Student Exchange Richard Rosa, Creighton Founders; UNL Canfields Samantha Rosa, Creighton Fr. Joseph Labaj; Morningside Achievement, Dean’s; UNL David Distinguished; Missouri Mark Twain Non-Resident; Creighton Founders Cami Schott, Creighton Fr. Joseph Labaj; Doane Community, basketball; Wayne State Education Matters Samantha Vacek, College of St. Mary Academic Achievement; Northwestern Rachel Van Robays, UNO Regents; Briar Cliff Presidents, STEM; St. Benedicts/St. John’s Presidents, Catholic High School; Doane Presidents, Legacy, Opportunity; Creighton Academic, Roman Shaffel S.J. Michael Wilmes, Nebraska Wesleyan Achievement, Founders; UNO Regents; Colorado School of Mines Merit; UNL Regents, Honors Textbook

Skutt Jennifer Hoody Outstanding Student Class rank: 1st out of 157 College plans: undecided; sciences, likely Parents: David and Michelle Hoody About: Jennifer is without a doubt one of the most capable and gifted students in her class. In addition to her academic achievement, Jennifer is very involved in school and community activities. She has always wanted the most out of her high school experience and has worked very hard to make that happen.

Gabrielle Giesler Key Staffer Journalistic role: Newspaper editor-in-chief; previously staff reporter and features editor College plans: UNL; advertising and public relations Parents: Joseph and Deborah Giesler About: Gabby oversaw and helped bring about immense change during her time on staff. We went from a print-only monthly newspaper publication to a weekly online newspaper with a quarterly

magazine. We went from being an afterthought on the state journalism scene to one of the most highlydecorated. Scholarships offered at Skutt: Joseph Arkfeld, Kansas Midwest Student Exchange Emily Baratta, Colorado State Presidential; Creighton Magis, Roman Shaffel S.J.; Colorado Boulder Presidential; Minnesota National Excellence; UNL Regents, Academic, Honors Caley Barker, Concordia Achievement; South Dakota Housing Jacob Baumert, Iowa State Competitive Excellence, College of Engineering; UNL College of Engineering, Regents, Honors Benjamin Becker, Midland golf Samuel Begley, Iowa State Competitive Excellence, College of Engineering; Missouri Science and Technology Out-of-State, Miner, Academic; South Dakota School of Mines & Technology; UNL Opportunity Sarah Bloomingdale, Benedictine College; Creighton Founders; Rockhurst Finucane Service, Hawk, Loyola; Rockhurst McCabe, Regents; Loyola Chicago Trustee Nicholas Bouda, UNL Canfield; UNO Deans Haley Briggs, Creighton Founders, Roman Shaffel S.J.; Rockhurst Breen, Loyola, Regents; UNL Canfield Hannah Burbach, St. Benedict/St. John’s Catholic High School, College of St. Benedict, Presidents; Denver Chancellor, Residence Hall Jonathon Camenzind, Iowa State Competitive Excellence; Nebraska Wesleyan Achievement, Board of Governors, Multi Student; UNL College of Engineering, David Distinguished, Lamp-Rynearson & Associates Inc. Engineering; UNO Chancellors Trevor Camenzind, Iowa State Competitive Excellence; Nebraska Wesleyan Achievement, Board of Governors, Multi Student; UNL Durham School of Architectural Engineering and Construction, Regents, College of Engineering; UNO Regents; Valparaiso Presidential Tara Cannon, Benedictine basketball; Northwest Missouri State Freshman Merit, Green and White Advantage; South Dakota Coyote Commitment Anna Capoun, Runza Student of the Week Cameron Carney, Iowa State Competitive Excellence, College of Engineering; UNL College of Engineering, Regents Claire Charleston, Kansas Midwest Student Exchange John Connolly, Creighton Academic; UNL Canfield Jarrett Damewood, Iowa State Competitive Excellence, Generations; Sarpy County Sheriff’s Office Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #3; Air Force Academy Appointment; UNL Regents Macy Damewood, Creighton Founders; Sarpy County Sheriff’s Office Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #3; Iowa National Scholars; UNL Canfield Grant Dennis, Doane football, Presidential; Kansas Jayhawk Generations; UNL David Distinguished; UNO Regents Jonah Dinslage, UNL Canfield; UNO Deans Adam Eich, Creighton Fr. Joseph Labaj, Academic; Nebraska Wesleyan Achievement, Black and Gold Benjamin Eliason, Kansas Midwest Student Exchange; UNL Canfield Ashley Engle, Northwest Missouri State Bearcat Advantage, Tower Austin Exline, UNL College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources Julianne Faulconer, Creighton Academic, University; Iowa State Competitive Excellence, Academic; Northwest Missouri State Bearcat Advantage, Tower; Rockhurst Hawk, Knapp, Loyola; Rockhurst Music, Theatre; Kansas Midwest Student Exchange; South Dakota Coyote Commitment Achievement Patrick Fenner, Creighton Fr. Joseph Labaj Michael Franklin, Midland Performing Arts; U.S. Bowling Congress Nebraska Bowling Association Andrew Friedt, Polansky Dairy Tori Gammel, Arizona State Deans; Arizona Excellence Connor Ganyo, Concordia Academic, baseball Gabrielle Giesler, Northwest Missouri State Bearcat Advantage, Distinguished; Skutt Catholic Alumni Association Senior Ambassador; UNL Canfield, Chancellors Jordan Graham, Iowa State Competitive Excellence, College of Design Distinction; Iowa National Scholars; Kansas Midwest Student Exchange; UNL Canfield Morris Hagge, Creighton Academic, University; UNL David Distinguished; UNO Regents Adam Hanna, Creighton Founders; Marquette Pere Marquette; Regis Trustee Catholic; Rockhurst Loyola, McCabe; UNL Canfield Matthew Harrison, Kansas Midwest Student Exchange Lucas Heffron, Columbia-Chicago Create Engage Explore, Faculty Recognition; McNally Smith College of Music Platinum; UNO Deans John Hilgert, Iowa State Brian Vincent Memorial, Cardinal Leadership, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Deans; Iowa State Presidents Competitive Excellence; Minnesota College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences, Gold National; UNL College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, Regents, Honors Jennifer Hoody, Butler Academic; Creighton Magis, Roman Shaffel S.J.; World-Herald Outstanding Student; St. Mary’s Moreau Presidential; Skutt Catholic Parent Association Legend of the SkyHawk; Truman State President John R. Kirk; Dayton Leadership, Trustees; San Diego Alcala, Catholic Education, Academic Alyssa Johnson, Kansas State Denison Brennan Jones, Benedictine Academic Jarrod Jourdan, Greater Omaha Bowling Association Youth Division; Rockhurst Knapp, Loyola; Kansas Midwest Student Exchange; UNO Deans Hannah Kavan, Creighton Founders; Loyola Chicago Loyola; Marquette Pere Marquette James Keeley, Creighton; Marquette Pere Marquette; Regis Catholic Achievement; St. Louis Hannah Klemme, Dayton Presidents Merit; UNL Canfield, Nebraska Legends Connor Kohles, Creighton Founders; Iowa State Academic Christopher Kolkman, Ohio State Maximus, National Buckeye; UNL Regents Madison Koperski, Midland Anderson Leader Performer Jacob Koperski, Iowa State Competitive Excellence, College of Engineering; Metropolitan Community College Mock Trial Competition; UNL Raikes, Regents, Honors; UNO Regents Haylie Krone, Creighton Founders; Northwest Missouri State Bearcat Advantage, Distinguished; Rockhurst Loyola, McCabe; Kansas Midwest Student Exchange Eric Kros, Marquette Pere Marquette; Rockhurst Knapp, Loyola; Seton Hall Summer, Academic; Skutt Catholic Alumni Association Senior Ambassador; Kansas Midwest Student Exchange Zachary LaMontia, Briar Cliff Academic, Catholic Connection, football; Midland football Tanner Lange, Creighton Founders; Omaha Steaks International; Rockhurst Breen, Hawk, Loyola; Rockhurst Regents Kathryn Lanzante, American Red Cross High School; Arizona State Deans; Grand Canyon Provost; Nebraska Wesleyan Achievement, Presidents; Skutt Catholic Alumni Association Senior Ambassador; Tampa Deans Breanna Legleiter, Creighton Founders; Kansas Jayhawk Generations Abbey Lenz, Benedictine; Marquette Pere Marquette; Newman; Regis Achievement Catholic, Tuition; Rockhurst Loyola, Opportunity; St. Louis Biliken Catholic Alessandra Lonie, Creighton; Northwest Missouri State Bearcat Advantage, Cultural Enrichment, Tower; UNL Chancellors, Nebraska Achievement Andrew Loveless, United States Bowling Congress Youth Sean Lynch, Creighton Magis; Hearst Foundation U.S. Senate Youth Program; National Merit; Iowa Old Gold; UNL Regents, Honors; UNO Regents Nathan Maher, UNL Regents Kyle Meister, UNL David Distinguished, Nebraska Legends Helen Mertz, Kansas Midwest Student Exchange Anna Meyers, Adams State Experience Colorado; Northwest Missouri State Bearcat Advantage, Distinguished; Regis Trustees, Catholic High School, Academic; Rockhurst Loyola, McCabe; Northern Colorado Provost; William Jewell Cardinal, Trustees Sam Milone, Kansas State Midwest Student Exchange Emily Mize, UNO Deans

Ryan Montgomery, Iowa State Competitive Excellence; Kansas State Engineering Initiative, Midwest Student Exchange; Kansas Excellence; UNL Canfield; UNO Chancellors Sarah Morse, Northwest Missouri State Bearcat Advantage, Tower Ji Min Mun, Creighton Matteo Ricci; UNL Honors Alexa Narke, Baylor Academic; Marquette Pere Marquette; Rockhurst Loyola, McCabe, Regents Jack O’Malley, Butler Bulldog Achievement; Creighton; Marquette Pere Marquette; Rockhurst Knapp, Loyola; St. Thomas Neil Osborn, Iowa State Competitive Excellence, College of Engineering; UNL Canfield, Nebraska Legends Alexander Oswald, Nebraska Wesleyan Black & Gold; UNO Deans Emma Ourada, St. Louis Higher Purpose, Vice Presidents; UNK Honors, Regents; UNL Regents, Honors; South Dakota Coyote Commitment Veritas Matthew Pohlman, Benedictine Academic; Skutt Catholic Parent Association Legend of the SkyHawk; UNL Canfield; St. Thomas Academic Quinton Rasser, Colorado Boulder Chancellors; UNL Canfield Courtney Riedmann, Creighton Founders; Nebraska Wesleyan Black & Gold Jason Savatovic-Rasmussen, UNO Regents Courtney Schnitzler, Northwest Missouri State Bearcat Advantage, Tower; Skutt Catholic International Thespian Society; UNK Chancellors; Wayne State Education Matters Heather Schumacher, Creighton; Northwest Missouri State Bearcat Advantage, Distinguished Connor Schwetschenau, Arizona State Provosts; Air Force ROTC College; Merchant Marine Academy Appointment; Naval Academy Appointment; UNL Canfield; UNO Deans Conrad Shiu, American Red Cross High School; Better Business Bureau Student of Integrity; Creighton Magis; Elks Lodge #39; Miami Merit; Millard Business Community Foundation; Northeastern Deans; Southern Methodist Deans, Cox School of Business Distinguished Scholar; Texas Christian Deans; Kansas Excellence; UNL Regents, Honors Program Erik Shouse, Iowa State Competitive Excellence; Kansas State Engineering Initiative, Honors; UNL Canfield Brianna Siracuse, Creighton Magis, Roman Shaffel S.J.; Loyola Chicago Tuition, Presidential; St. Louis Tuition, Vice Presidents; Minnesota National Excellence; UNL Regents Laura Speer, Benedictine College; Doane Presidential; Midland Anderson Leader athlete; Northwest Missouri State Bearcat Advantage, Distinguished; Rockhurst Breen, Loyola; UNO Deans Megan Swain, Creighton Founders; Rockhurst Knapp, Loyola Juliet Szatko, California Polytechnic State Outreach; Loyola Marymount Achievement, Early Action, Academic Jessica Thull, Wayne State Donna Sonner Holmes Bailey Vanderpool, Northwestern Academic Achievement, wrestling; St. Benedict/St. John’s Catholic High School, Deans Jonathon Vos, Creighton Founders; Rockhurst Knapp, Loyola Jared Wagner, UNO Regents Ryan Wallace, UNL Regents, Honors Jordan Walsh, Arizona State Deans; Colorado State Deans; Arizona Excellence Anne Watts, Creighton Founders; Seattle Tuition, Trustee Kaitlyn Weis, Northwest Missouri State Freshman Merit, Green and White Advantage Justin Wells, Baylor Academic; Butler Academic; Creighton Founders; Marquette Pere Marquette; Rockhurst Hawk, Knapp, Loyola; Kansas Excellence; UNK Loper Excellence; UNL Nebraska Achievement; St. Thomas Allison West, Iowa Old Capitol Achievement; Northern Iowa Legacy Scholar, Out of State Scholar; South Dakota Coyote Commitment Achievement Lauren West, Iowa State Competitive Excellence; Kansas State College of Agriculture, Midwest Student Exchange; UNL Canfield; Northern Iowa Legacy Scholar, Out of State Scholar Brendon Wheeler, Doane Trustees, Campus Visit, wrestling; Morningside Deans, wrestling Michael White, Nebraska Wesleyan Achievement, Presidents; Rockhurst Loyola, McCabe; UNL Canfield Lindsay Willis, Creighton Founders; Rockhurst Hawk, Knapp, Loyola Hazen Wilson, Westside Wrestling Club Alyssa Woodman, Missouri Western State volleyball; Northwest Missouri State Academic, Bearcat Advantage, volleyball; Rockhurst Loyola, McCabe, volleyball; Sioux Falls volleyball Kylie Young, Kansas Midwest Student Exchange; UNK Loper Excellence Sara Zaleski, American Red Cross High School; UNO Regents Benjamin Zerzan, Kansas Excellence; UNK First National Bank, Loper Excellence; UNL Canfield; Washburn Academic, Dale Marcoux Leadership, Shaw

South Alvaro Elizarraga Hernandez Outstanding Student Class rank: 19th out of 566 College plans: UNL or UNO;

engineering Parents: Enrique Elizarrago and Elia Hernandez About: Alvaro is captain of the boys soccer team, member of the all state soccer team, he is also involved in Latino Leaders, Character in Action and works and volunteers at the Kroc Center. In addition, he has been on honor roll four years. He is very involved and on top of it he is a great person, very humble and giving.

Kanesha Ramsey Key Staffer Journalistic role: Newspaper editor; previously designer for the yearbook and staff writer for

the paper College plans: Parents: Jamar Mitchell and LaToya Saunsoci About: Kanesha was selected for this award because of her ability to write, photograph and report and for her overall engagement with the newspaper. She is an incredible leader, inspires her staff and has been a joy to work with.

Scholarships offered at South: Delia Agraz-Gonzalez, Concordia College Excellence, Priority Cobber; Concordia University Regents; Eckerd Founders; Omaha South High Stacey Klinger Memorial; UNO Beca OLLAS Maria Aguilera-Ledesma, Assistance League of Omaha Teen Parent Maricruz Anguiano Cortes, Aksarben Foundation/Horatio Alger Career; Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation Gerardo Baiz, Aksarben Foundation/Horatio Alger Career Ector Baltazar Francisco, Susan Thompson Buffett College Opportunity Hector Barajas, Ritonya-Buscher-Poehling Vocational Kimberly Barajas, Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation Reymar Barrera, UNL Legends, Emerging Leaders Juan Barrera-Mendoza, Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation; UNL Nebraska Achievement; UNO Dean’s Brenda Bautista-Sebastian, Susan Thomp-

son Buffett Foundation College Opportunity Claudia Becerra, Nebraska Wesleyan Achievement, Archway Jimmi Becerril-Enriquez, Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation Wah Beh, Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation Savannah Bryant, Aksarben Foundation/ Horatio Alger State Destiny Burghardt, Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation Julissa Caballero, Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation Francisco Castellanos, UNL Emerging Leaders Katerin Castro Menjivar, Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation College Opportunity Alicia Castro Pacheco, Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation Gabriela Centeno, Nebraska Wesleyan Achievement, Archway Dariela Cervantes-Fraire, Jefferson PTA Alumni; South High Alumni; Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation; UNK Multicultural Community Service Lisseth Chavez, South High Alumni; Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation; UNL Legends, Emerging Leaders; UPRR Latino Employee Network Nyagoa Chop, Omaha Schools Foundation-Harry A. Burke; UNL Emerging Leaders John Coate, South High Alumni-Shiela Little Cain Leslie Cordova, South Dakota Housing Joanna Coronel, Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation Alma Corrales, Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation Fatima Cruz, College of St. Mary Misericordia Giovanni Cruz, Metro Community College Board of Governors; Nebraska State College Trustees; Omaha Schools Foundation-Donald F. and Mildred Topp Othmer; South High Alumni; Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation; UNL Emerging Leaders, Achievement, Legends; UNK Chancellors, Davis Chambers; UNO Dean’s, Davis Chambers Jade Davis, Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation College Opportunity Stephanie Delgado, Aksarben Foundation/ Horatio Alger State; South High Alumni; Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation Amire Diaz, Aksarben Foundation/Horatio Alger State Anabel Diaz, Aksarben Foundation/Horatio Alger State; Education Quest; UNL Achievement, Nebraska Legends Brisenia Diaz, Concordia Achievement; Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation College Opportunity Ana Dominguez, Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation Alvaro Elizarraga Hernandez, World-Herald Outstanding Student; South High Alumni; UNL Emerging Leaders; UNO Beca OLLAS LiDell Engram, Aksarben Foundation/Horatio Alger State; Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation Alejandra Escobar Serrano, Dr. Juan Andrade Jr for Young Latino Leaders; Duffy Freshman; Gates Foundation Millennium; Nebraska Wesleyan Achievement, Vaughan; OEA Foundation-Jean Christiansen Memorial; South High Alumni; Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation; UNK Multicultural Community Service; UNO CBA Scholars Academy, Isaacson Incentive Alexandro Esparza-Quezada, Aksarben Foundation/Horatio Alger State; Concordia Dean’s; Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation; UNL Emerging Leaders Brenda Esqueda, College of St. Mary Misericordia; Creighton; DePaul Scholars’; Loyola Chicago Presidential, Magis; Metropolitan Community College Board of Governors; OEA Foundation-Dr. Hollie Bethel, Carl and Antoynette Nielsen Educational Fund, Superintendent’s Future Educator; Omaha Public Schools ESL Generacion N; South High Alumni; Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation; UNO True Potential; UNK Cooperating Schools, Peter Kiewit Foundation Educators Opportunity; UNO Chancellor’s, Dreamers Pathway Helen Estanislao Lopez, College of St. Mary Misericordia; Ritonya-Buscher-Poeh-

ling-George Buglewicz; South High Alumni; Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation; UNK Multicultural Community Service; UNO Dreamers Pathway Yael Estrada-Nava, UNO Chancellor’s Mohammed Farah, Concordia Dean’s; Nebraska Wesleyan Aspiring Writer’s, Vaughan, Archway; Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation Diana Flores Sanchez, Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation Cynthia Flores, Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation College Opportunity Sydney Franco, Nebraska Wesleyan Achievement, Black and Gold Maritza Galeno, Aksarben Foundation/Horatio Alger Career Dulce Galvan, Aksarben Foundation/Horatio Alger State; Cottey Achievement, P.E.O. Chapter, P.E.O. Sisterhood; Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation Bianca Garcia, Adah Chapter #52 Order of Eastern Star; Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation; UNL Emerging Leaders Efren Garcia, Aksarben Foundation/Horatio Alger State; UNK Cooperating Schools; Creighton; Gates Foundation Millennium; South High Alumni; Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation; UNK Chancellor’s; UNL Nebraska Achievement, Emerging Leaders, Legends; UNO Isaacson Incentive Fatima Garcia-Vargas, Nebraska Wesleyan Achievement, Vaughan; Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation; UNL Emerging Leaders Paw Hser Gay, Aksarben Foundation/Horatio Alger Career; Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation Morgan Gladden, Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation Alex Gomez, South High Alumni; Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation College Opportunity Gabriela Gonzales, South High Alumni; Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation Elmer Jesus Gonzalez Badillo, Aksarben Foundation/Horatio Alger State; Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation; UNO True Potential Julio Gonzalez Trejo, Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation College Opportunity Edgar Gonzalez, Aksarben Foundation/Horatio Alger Career Jose Gonzalez, UNL Emerging Leaders Celeste Gonzalez-Aguayo, OEA Foundation-Warren and Evelyn Hotz Memorial; OPS ESL Department-Jan M. Gilbert; South High Alumni; Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation; UNK Multicultural Community Service Veronica Grano, Aksarben Foundation/Horatio Alger Career Allison Gray, Concordia Dean’s; Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation Japrice Green, Graceland Dean’s Merit; McNally Smith College of Music Diamond, Founders; OEA Foundation-Roland Hinrichs Performing Arts; Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation Brandon Greenhagen, South High Alumni-Alberto Rodriquez Anthony Grimaldo, Iowa Western Marching Band/Concert Band Cristian Gutierrez, Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation College Opportunity Erika Gutierrez, Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation Selina Hallsted, Aksarben Foundation/Horatio Alger Career; Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation Melissa Hernandez Chaidez, College of St. Mary Misericordia Martha Hernandez, Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation; UNL Emerging Leaders Gabriela Hernandez-Dominguez, Metropolitan Community College Board of Governors; South High Alumni; Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation; UNO True Potential, Dreamers Pathway Maria Hill, Carlton; Fraser Stryker Diversity; Omaha School Foundation-Rosicky; PFLAG Omaha; South High Alumni-Watanabe; Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation; Colorado Boulder; UNO Omaha Regents; UNL David Distinguished, Pepsi; UPRR Latino Employee Network Jessenia Ixta, Midland athletics Mayra Jacinto Neri, Aksarben Foundation/ Horatio Alger Career

Luis Jaime, Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation Marcelo Jaimes-Velazquez, Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation; UNL Nebraska Achievement, Emerging Leaders Anita Jenkins, Iowa Western cross country/ track; Omaha Storm Charities-Robinson athletic; Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation Ohler Ger Kler, Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation Adam Kluza, Northwest Missouri State Freshman Merit, Green and White Advantage; UNL Emerging Leaders, Legends; Upper Iowa Merit Gage Kresl, Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation Heather Leach-Trickel, Catlin Magnet PTA; South High Alumni-Margie Krakowski Speck; UNO Music; UNL Honors Program, David Distinguished; UNO Chancellor’s Jonathan Leones, AIM Achiever; Boys & Girls Clubs of the Midlands; South High Alumni; UNL Emerging Leaders Devyn Logan, Aksarben Foundation/Horatio Alger Career; UNL Emerging Leaders Candelaria Lopez, SOBA IT/Business; Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation McKenna Lopez, Assistance League of Omaha Teen Parent; UNL Emerging Leaders Mia Lopez, UNL Emerging Leaders Lesley Lopez-Salas, Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation Sahsha Lovermi, OEA Foundation-Dr. Edwin Parrish Memorial Vocational Education; South High Alumni; Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation; UNL Nebraska Achievement Alicia Luis, Aksarben Foundation/Horatio Alger State; South High Alumni; Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation Silvia Luna-Valle, College of St. Mary Academic Achievement; South High Alumni-Lily Ann Dvorak Ogden Dusabimana Marie-Louise, Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation Osiris Marquez, College of St. Mary Marie Curie; Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation; UNL Nebraska Achievement, Legends Ivan Martin-Montoya, Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation Adriana Martinez Gutierrez, Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation Ana Martinez, Concordia Dean’s; UNL Emerging Leaders, Legends Cynthia Martinez, Concordia Achievement Diana Martinez-Puentes, OPS Career Center/Omaha Schools Foundation-Construction Specification Institute; Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation College Opportunity Miguel Mayorga, Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation College Opportunity Arianna McCullough, Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation Monte’ McGary, Urban League of Nebraska Beh Meh, Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation Ana Mendez, OPS ESL Department-Jan M. Gilbert Linzi Mendoza, Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation Jonithon Miller, Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation College Opportunity; UNL Nebraska Achievement Omar Mohamed, Aksarben Foundation/ Horatio Alger Career Klar Moo, Aksarben Foundation/Horatio Alger Career; Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation Maricruz Mora-Becerra, Midland athletics; Omaha Schools Foundation-Superintendent’s Super 13; South High Alumni-Margie Krakowski Speck; Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation; UNL Nebraska Achievement, R.H. “Rick� Davis Dolores Morales Perez, Assistance League of Omaha Teen Parent; OPS ESL Department-Jan M. Gilbert; Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation; UNO Dreamers Pathway Esmeralda Moreno-Villanueva, South High Staff bowling-Jim Wilson Memorial Isaiah Morris, Kansas Midwest Student Exchange; UNL Nebraska Achievement Emily Moseman, UNL Honors Program Mauricio Mujica, Henry Doorly Zoo; UNL Emerging Leaders Denise Munoz, College of St. Mary Academ-

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  Business  Education Scholarship Mikayla - Mary Uhl Collins Memorial -  $1,250       Â?   Â? Â? Â?  Julius - Th Clark Honorary Scholarship - $6,000 ­Buckner €  ‚  resa ­ƒ   Â? Â? Â?  Kyle Christensen - Richard SedlakÂ?   Memorial Vocational Education Scholarship  „   Â… †ƒ    Â? Â? ‡  - $1,000 Â?  ˆ Â?      Â?   Â? Â? Â?  Kari Dappen - OEA Foundation Presidents’ Scholarship - $7,000 Adrian Dorantes-Monrreal - Charley Hepfinger Memorial Scholarship - $750    Alyssa - Cis Wilcox - $750 €Duval      Memorial  Scholarship  Â?   Â? Â? Â?  Skye Kerst - Ozzie $750   ­   Wilson ‰ Memorial Â?   Scholarship Â? Â? -Š Zachary Lundberg Sharon Engelhart Memorial Scholarship - $750 Â?     ‚      Â?   Â? Â? Madison Pohlman - OEA Foundation Scholarship $6,000 ‚   ‹ †   Â?   „ ÂŒ- Â? Â? Š  Madison Pohlman - Gunnar Horn Journalism Award - $500 ‚    ƒ  ‚  Â?   Â? Â? ‡ Ž Logan Thurston - OEA Foundation Scholarship - $6,000 Â?  ‘ ‚         BRYAN HIGH SCHOOL Josiah Ward - OEA Foundation Scholarship - $6,000     „   Â’ Â…   Â? Â? “  Nyayop Bichok - Walter & Susie Dodd Memorial Scholarship - $1,000 Sydnii Washington - Mary Uhl Collins Memorial Business Education Scholarship  †Â?      Â?  Education Â? Â?Scholarship Â?  - $1,000 Â?  Â?Â?   †   Â?   Â? Â? ‡  Corey Blum - Dr. Edwin Parrish Memorial Vocational - $1,250  †Â?  ­ƒ   „  Â?      Â? Â? Julia Dirkse - Gunnar Horn Journalism Award -Â&#x;  $500    SOUTH HIGH SCHOOL ‡  BURKE HIGH  SCHOOL   ˆ Â’ Â…   „ ÂŒ Â? Â? Š  • †Â?    Â?   Â? Â? Â?  Alejandra Escobar Serrano - Jean Christiansen Memorial Scholarship - $1,500 Sierra Brakhage Warren & Evelyn Hotz Memorial Scholarship $4,000 • †Â?      Â? Â? Â?   Â? Â? ÂĄ Brenda Esqueda - Dr. Hollie Bethel Scholarship - $4,000 Sydney Courcier Th resa Clark Honorary Scholarship $6,000    Celeste Gonzalez-Aguayo - Warren & Evelyn Hotz Memorial Scholarship - $4,000           Carah - OEAFoundation Scholarship - $6,000 ‰ Green ­ - Roland  ˆ “  Japrice & † Janet  Hinrichs Â? Â? Performing Arts Scholarship - $1,500 Â…  Criner   ­ƒ    Â? Â? Â?  Nicole Johnson - Warren & Evelyn Hotz Memorial Scholarship - $4,000 Sahsha Lovermi - Dr. Edwin Parrish Memorial Vocational Education Scholarship Â?Â? Â?  ­ƒ    Â? Â? Â?  Lauren Kirshenbaum - Dr. Hollie Bethel Scholarship - $4,000   -  $1,000 Whitney Merrill - Thresa Clark Honorary Scholarship - $6,000  ‹   Â’ Â…   Â? Â? Denise Munoz - Jesse J. & Angela Baversco “  Memorial Scholarship - $1,250    Sarah Taylor - Gunnar Horn Journalism Award - $500 Luis Ojeda EvelynÂ?   Hotz Memorial Scholarship  ‹ -Warren ­&Â? 

Â? Â? ‡  - $4,000      Â’ Â…   Â? Â? “  Kanesha Ramsey - Gunnar Horn Journalism Award - $500 CENTRAL HIGH ¢     ˆ †SCHOOL  Â? Â? “  Maria Salazar-Castillo - Warren & Evelyn Hotz Memorial Scholarship - $4,000    •  †Â?Â?    Presidents’  Â?   Â? Â? Â?  Avery Brown - OEA Foundation Scholarship - $7,000 Andrea Trejo-Hernandez & Evelyn Hotz Memorial † Â? ­   Â’- Warren Â…   Â? Â? “  Scholarship - $4,000  Bustamante 

 -Â’ Â? Â? Vicky MaryÂ…   Ann Fields Memorial “  Scholarship - $1,500 ”  •  ACADEMY Â’ Â…   „ ÂŒ Â? Â? Š  McKenna Corbaley - Jane Nichols Memorial Scholarship - $750 ‹   Â’ Â…   „ ÂŒ Â? Â? Š  DUCHESNE ‹ Â?   Â’ Â…   Â? Â? “  Charita Dailey - Elsie Memorial Scholarship - $1,000   Â?   Â’Fisher Â…   „ ÂŒ Â? Â? Š  Elena Maestas - OEA Foundation Presidents’ Scholarship - $7,000 Melanie Dryak - Warren & Â?  EvelynÂ?   Hotz Memorial Scholarship $4,000 •  Â?   ‹ 

Â&#x;     -Â? Â?     GRETNA HIGH SCHOOL Kwinam ‡  Gawmaw - J. Arthur Nelson Memorial Scholarship - $1,000    -Frank Â’ C. Â…   Š  Anna - OEA Foundation Presidents’ Scholarship - $7,000 Sara Luedders Heinisch„ ÂŒ MemorialÂ? Â? Scholarship for the OEA  Goeman ‰ ’Œ‰ Â’ Â…   „ ÂŒ Â? Â? Š  Â?‚  Â…     Â?   Â? Â? Š Anna Goeman Evelyn Hotz Memorial Scholarship - $4,000 Foundation 50thAnniversary - $15,000 Â? ‹ - Warren  &  

   Â?‚    ‰ Â?   Â? Â? ‡  Roberto Guardiola - OEA Foundation Presidents’ Scholarship - $7,000 GROSS CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL Audrey Hughes - Frank C. Heinisch Memorial Scholarship - $15,000   Allison Gradoville - OEA Foundation Scholarship - $6,000    Christopher Kathka - OEA Foundation Presidents’ Scholarship - $7,000     Â?  Â…   Â? Â?   Christopher Kathka - Raleigh & Esther Pilster Scholarship - $750   •  Â’ Â…   Â? Â? “  ”        •  Â?   Â? Â? ‡ Â? MILLARD NORTH HIGH SCHOOL Kaylee Land - Josephine Frisbie Scholarship - $5,000   •  Â’ Â…   „ ÂŒ Â? Â? Š    †   Â’ Â…   „ ÂŒ Â? Â? Š  Isabella Amador - Thresa Clark Honorary Scholarship - $6,000 Kaylee Land - Warren & Evelyn Hotz Memorial Scholarship - $4,000   †     Â…  Â?   Â? Â? ‡  Jack Ball - Jennie Kriebs Memorial Scholarship - $1,400 Matt Larson - OEA Foundation Scholarship - $6,000     Â?  †   Â’ Â…   „ ÂŒ Â? Â? Š  Madison Morrissette - OEA Foundation Scholarship - $6,000 John Lathrop - OEA Foundation Presidents’ Scholarship - $7,000 Â? Â?   Â? ˆ –ˆ— € ‰ƒ ŽŽ˜ Â? Â? Ž  Â?  †     Â…  Â?   Â? Â? ‡  Kezia Loney - OEA Foundation Presidents’ Scholarship - $7,000 MILLARD SOUTH SCHOOL Â? ˆ™™  Â’ Â…  HIGH „ ÂŒ Â? Â? Š  • Loney Â… - Frank ˆWilliams †  Â? Â? “  Kezia Memorial Scholarship - $1,000 Siany Edwards - OEA Foundation Scholarship - $6,000 Â?  Â…”  

   ‚ Â? Â? ‡ Ž Ann Milroy - Josephine Frisbie Scholarship - $5,000     Siany Edwards - Dorothy Seward Memorial Scholarship - $1,000 ‚ Â?   Â? Â? Š     Â? Natalie Nepper - Josephine Frisbie Scholarship - $5,000 €Hoy „  Â’ Â…   Â? Â?- $6,000 “  Ashlyn - OEA Foundation Scholarship   Â? ˆ –ˆ— € ‰ƒ ŽŽ˜ Â? Â? Lily Pitts  - OEA Foundation Presidents’ Scholarship - $7,000 Ž   ‹ Â?  Â’ Â…   Â? Â? “  - $1,000 Ashlyn Hoy - Dorothy Seward Memorial Scholarship       ƒNeale Memorial ‰ Â?   Â? Â? ÂĄ Lily Pitts - Bertha Scholarship - $1,000 MILLARD WEST HIGH SCHOOL Cortney Renzelman - Warren & Â? Â? Evelyn Hotz   Memorial Scholarship - $4,000 Â…   Â?  Â…         Elisabeth Saniuk - Elsie Fisher Memorial 

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 Â?  Â…  Scholarship Â? Â?- $1,000   Brianna Krokaugger - OEA† Foundation Presidents’ Scholarship Â?  ‰   ˆ  Â? Â? “  - $7,000 Elisabeth Saniuk OEA ‰ Foundation Presidents’ Scholarship Â?  •  ƒ - Â?   Â? Â? ÂĄ - $7,000 NORTH BEND CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL Joseph Saniuk -ˆ OEA † Foundation Presidents’ Scholarship   Â?  Â? Â? “  - $7,000     Jake Cleveringa - OEA Foundation Scholarship - $6,000 Ella Schmeits -Josephine Scholarship   - $5,000  Â’  Â?  Frisbie Â…   Â? Â?  ‚  Â?  ‚  Â’ Â…   „ ÂŒ Â? Â? Š  Samuel Shipman - OEA Foundation Presidents’ Scholarship Â? ­™ Â’ÂŒ      

 

 - $7,000 OMAHA CONCORDIA HIGH SCHOOL Ellie Sjogren Dr. Hollie Bethel Scholarship $4,000 Â? „   Â?  Â…   Â? Â?     Brendon Pribyl -  Thresa Clark Honorary Scholarship - $6,000 Zach Stein - Bernard & Eunice Gyger Scholarship - $1,250 Â?‚ „    Â…  Â?   Â? Â? ‡  ‹‚  €   Â’ Â…   „ ÂŒ Â? Â? Š  Alyssa Straley - Josephine Frisbie Scholarship - $5,000 PAPILLION LAVISTA HIGH SCHOOL †  „   Â’ Â…   „ ÂŒ Â? Â? Š  Michael Svolos - J. Arthur Nelson Memorial Scholarship - $1,000 Danielle Clark - Th resa Clark Honorary Scholarship Â?   Â?™  ˆ †  Â? Â? “     - $6,000 Kelsey Thomas - Gunnar Horn Journalism Award - $500 Â?   Â?™  ­ Â?  Â?   Â? Â? ‡    ™  Â’ Â…   „ ÂŒ Â? Â? Š  PAPILLION LAVISTA SOUTH HIGH SCHOOL Brandon Tran - Elsie Fisher Memorial Scholarship - $1,000      Â?  Â…   Â? Â?   Nicole Wiles - OEA Foundation Presidents’ Scholarship - $7,000 Samantha Vogel - Josephine Frisbie Scholarship - $5,000      ‘      • †  Â?   Â? Â? Š Katie Walenta - Josephine Frisbie Scholarship - $5,000 PLATTSMOUTH HIGH SCHOOL š ­ ‚  Â’ Â…   Â? Â? “  Mary Winekauf - Kathryn Collins Memorial Scholarship - $750 Paige Blankman - Metro Transit/Transport Workers Union, Local No. 223    Scholarship - $2,000     Â?Â?    ˆ †  Â? Â? “  NORTHWEST HIGH SCHOOL

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Westside Amy Conaway Outstanding Student Class rank: 6th out of 480 College plans: undecided; molecular biology/creative writing Parents: Rick and Loren Conaway About: Amy has an intense passion for learning and an ability to excel at every endeavor she encounters. She is involved in numerous activities and clubs as well as academics and maintains excellence in all areas. She does this with an endearing personality and superlative ethics and character.

Natalija Ward Key Staffer Journalistic role: Editor-in-Chief of the newspaper. College plans: UNO; engineering Parents: Nina and Michael Ward About: Natalija is a ferocious journalist and a leader by example. She led our in-depth team during a big news event at our school and created high quality content that was appreciated by our readers. Scholarships offered at Westside: Edmon Adams, UNL David distinguished, honors Mohammed Alfarra, Vicki & John Hallet-UNL Majdi Alkarute, UNL David distinguished, achievement, engineering; UNO regents Braxton Anderson, Northwest Missouri State distinguished, Bearcat advantage Samuel Arnold, UNL Canfield; Kansas midwest student exchange Paola Avalos, Augustana founders; Creighton academic Mark Bacon, UNL David distinguished, engineering, legends; UNO regents Samantha Baker, Augustana, swimming Kyle Barchus, Metropolitan Community College freshman incentive Zachary Bowen, Nebraska Wesleyan black & gold, theatre, writers Bridget Boyce, Truman State president’s honorary, achievement, foundation, non-resident tuition, STEP scholars, TruMerit; Massachusetts chancellor’s; UNK regents, honors; Sioux Falls president’s academic Aidan Breedlove, Central Missouri red & black, baseball Aidan Breedlove, Wayne State baseball, Dover memorial James Buckley, UNL David distinguished Sophie Budwig, Bradley deans, out-of-state; Creighton founders, Roman Shaffel S.J.; Drake presidential; Loyola Chicago Damen; Marquette Pere Marquette; Regis trustees; Rockhurst Breen; Simmons dean’s; UNL David distinguished Molly Byers, Nebraska Wesleyan achievement, black & gold; Northwest Missouri State tower, Bearcat advantage Madelyn Calvert, Lewis & Clark College faculty; Northwest Missouri State distinguished, Bearcat advantage Lauren Chesire, UNL David distinguished; UNO regents Tiffany Chlopek, Underwood Hill/Westbrook Elementary; Concordia academic; Ferris State Bulldog Julia Clements, Illinois Springfield Lincoln scholar; Furman bell tower Amy Conaway, UNL regents; Trinity Murchison; Lawrence Richard Warch honor,

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Peru State has one of the lowest overall tuition rates in the nation. Our One Rate, Any State program allows students to attend for the same low in-state tuition rate, regardless of residency.

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               Member Institution of the Nebraska State College System  Â?Â?  Â?   Â?  Â?       Â? ­ €  Â?Â?  Â?      Â? ‚  Â?Â?  ‚ ƒÂ?   Â? „ ƒÂ… A member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools

2016 Omaha World-Herald Scholars  
2016 Omaha World-Herald Scholars  

All-State Academic Teams from Nebraska and western Iowa, plus scholarship winners from high schools across the region

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