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Masters of their

ABCs

(Academically Brilliant Careers) These scholars blow off a little steam as they cap their senior year with a special honor: Academic All State

Scholars inside Meet our 21st All State Academic Team on Page 6R as well as members of the academic regional teams for Nebraska and western Iowa and those earning honorable mention recognition. Plus, find scholarship winners at metro-area schools.


OMAHA WORLD-HERALD

2014 All Metro Academic Team First Team

Edward Joel Berry Elkhorn South

Scholarships: Minnesota-Twin Cities Gold Scholar, Gold National; UNL chancellor’s, honors textbook; Iowa State competitive excellence; Oklahoma National Merit; Rensselear leadership; Arizona State National Merit; Notre Dame provost; Illinois UrbanaChampaign achievement; Colorado School of Mines merit; Michigan Stamps, Schwink, engineering; Elkhorn Public School Foundation general

Jennifer Peterson

Omaha Westside

All State Parents: Susann and Joel Berry Class rank: 7th out of 195 Test scores: 36 on ACT, 2220 on SAT National Merit finalist College plans: Michigan; chemical engineering

Jeffrey Wang

Emma Johanningsmeier All State

Omaha Duchesne

All State

All State

Parents: Jue and Fenwei Wang Class rank: Tied for 2nd out of 555 Test scores: 36 on ACT, 2260 on SAT National Merit finalist College plans: Baylor; business fellows Scholarships: Creighton presidential; Baylor Regents Gold, medical track; Alegent Creighton Health; Millard Public Schools excellence

Parents: Chuck and Gina Johanningsmeier Class rank: 1st out of 440 Test scores: 36 on ACT, 2350 on SAT National Merit finalist College plans: Stanford; English Scholarships: Stanford Fund; National Merit; Westside Foundation Karnes/Howe journalism; Westside Foundation Mundy Family Journalism

Parents: Scott and Marcie Peterson Class rank: 4th out of 77 Test scores: 36 on ACT, 2290 on SAT National Merit finalist College plans: Stanford; English Scholarships: University of Chicago president’s; UNL chancellor’s; Oklahoma National Merit; U.S. Institute of Peace

Tyler Martin

Hannah Richstein

David Fu

Millard North

Christina Zhou

Millard North

Elkhorn South

Omaha Skutt

Millard West

All State

Parents: Scott and Polly Martin Class rank: 1st out of 195 Test scores: 35 on ACT, 2330 on SAT National Merit finalist College plans: Oklahoma State; chemical engineering Scholarships: Oklahoma State W.W. Allen, National Merit, leadership; UNL chancellor’s; Texas A&M National Merit; Oklahoma National Merit; Elkhorn Public Schools Foundation general, ESHS wrestling booster; World-Herald outstanding scholar; ConAgra National Merit

Parents: James and Paula Richstein Class rank: 1st out of 173 Test scores: 35 on ACT, 2320 on SAT National Merit finalist College plans: Texas Christian; physics/ French Scholarships: TCU chancellor’s, trustee; SMU Second Century, Discovery; Tulsa presidential; Creighton presidential; Catholic University of America merit; Rockhurst Dowling, Loyola; UNL Science Olympiad, CASNR; Colorado School of Mines merit; Iowa State competitive excellence; Offutt Officers’ Spouses Club; Military Children; Skutt International Thespian Society

Parents: Hua Ye and Sumin Zhou Class rank: 3rd out of 564 Test scores: 2280 on SAT National Merit finalist College plans: University of Chicago; biological sciences Scholarships: Chicago president’s, National Merit; Millard Lioness

Ryan Goding

R. Joseph Paetz

Samantha Stoupa

Ally Zimmer

Omaha Central

Elkhorn South

Omaha Duchesne

Millard West

All State

Parents: Leanne and Jonathan Paetz Class rank: 3rd out of 195 Test scores: 35 on ACT, 2300 on SAT National Merit finalist College plans: Carnegie Mellon; computer science Scholarships: Iowa State competitive excellence, engineering, National Merit; UNO Walter Scott Jr., regents; Minnesota Gold National, Gold Scholar, honors, study abroad; Elkhorn Public Schools Foundation general; Illinois Urbana-Champaign achievement; Kansas electrical engineering and computer science, National Merit, engineering dean’s

Parents: Ray and Kay Stoupa Class rank: 1st out of 77 Test scores: 35 on ACT, 2330 on SAT National Merit finalist College plans: Creighton; biochemistry Scholarships: Creighton Magis; Drake presidential, trustees; Marquette Ignatius/ Magis; Omaha Archdiocesan Council of Catholic Women; Notre Dame provost; WorldHerald outstanding scholar

Parents: Greg and Kay Zimmer Class rank: 1st out of 564 Test scores: 35 on ACT, 2230 on SAT National Merit finalist College plans: Notre Dame; theology Scholarships: DePaul presidential; College of St. Benedict and St. John’s saints, trustees; St. Louis University vice presidents’; Notre Dame university, provost; Loyola-Chicago presidential; Marquette Ignatius Magis; Methodist Volunteen senior; World-Herald outstanding scholar

Parents: Dr. Kai Fu and Dr. Xiaoying Hou Class rank: Tied for 2nd out of 555 National Merit finalist Test scores: 36 on ACT, 2300 on SAT College plans: Boston College; biology Scholarships: Boston College presidential; UNL chancellor’s; Siemens math, science and technology; Rice trustees

Parents: Michael and Lou Ann Goding Class rank: 2nd out of 566 Test scores: 36 on ACT, 2270 on SAT National Merit finalist College plans: Yale; economics and mathematics Scholarships: Creighton Magis; UNL Math Day (two), chancellor’s; Vanderbilt National Merit; Gallup Organization Dean & Floreen Eastman memorial; OEA Foundation Elsie Fisher memorial

Second Team Emily Bergquist

Jeremy Goossen

John Michael Hogue

Madison Kenney

Erin McClellan

Eliza Snyder

Omaha Brownell-Talbot

Omaha Christian

Omaha Marian

Omaha Marian

Parents: Waldo and Lynette Goossen Class rank: Tied for 1st out of 32 Test scores: 36 on ACT, 2150 on SAT

Creighton Prep

Parents: Bob and Laura Kenney Class rank: 2nd out of 194 Test scores: 34 on ACT, 2170 on SAT

Parents: John and Katie McClellan Class rank: 1st out of 194 Test scores: 32 on ACT, 2310 on SAT

PapillionLa Vista South

Davis Erker

Erick Hernandez

Samuel Howard

Sheng-Yau Lim

Naomi Samuel

Margaret Witzenburg

Omaha Creighton Prep

Omaha North

Omaha Skutt

Millard North

Parents: Gina and Damian Howard Class rank: 2nd out of 173 Test scores: 35 on ACT, 2180 on SAT

Parents: Ing-Wah Lim and Jung-Hui Lai Class rank: 1st out of 555 Test scores: 35 on ACT, 2210 on SAT

Omaha Westside

Omaha Marian

Parents: Pedro and Ivonne Hernandez Class rank: 2nd out of 396 Test scores: 35 on ACT, 2120 on SAT

Parents: Andrea and David Bergquist Class rank: no ranking out of 42 Test scores: 34 on ACT, 2270 on SAT

Parents: Dave and Donna Erker Class rank: Tied for 15th out of 289 Test scores: 35 on ACT

Parents: Dr. Joan Quinn Class rank: 18th out of 289 Test scores: 35 on ACT, 2350 on SAT

Congratulations, World-Herald scholars.

Parents: Mark and Chantal Samuel Class rank: 3rd out of 440 Test scores: 36 on ACT

Parents: Mike and Marjorie Snyder Class rank: Tied for 3rd out of 387 Test scores: 35 on ACT, 2160 on SAT

Parents: Curt and Molly Witzenburg Class rank: Tied for 4th out of 194 Test scores: 34 on ACT


OMAHA WORLD-HERALD

2014 All Eastern Academic Team First Team

Lillian Bornstein

Eric Holmberg

Katharine Garrett

Lincoln High

Blair

Parents: Brian Bornstein and Christie Emler Class rank: 3rd out of 465 Test scores: 34 on ACT, 2230 on SAT National Merit finalist College plans: Stanford; psychology and theater

Parents: Barbara and Dennis Garrett Class rank: Tied for 1st out of 173 Test scores: 34 on ACT College plans: Ohio State; accounting Scholarships: Ohio State Maximus, National Buckeye; UNL regents, Forrest C. Blood Jr. and honors textbook; Blair Rotary Club student of the month

Tianye Chen

Lincoln East

Lincoln Pius X

All State

Parents: Tim and Mary Murphy Class rank: Tied for 1st out of 260 Test scores: 35 on ACT College plans: Notre Dame; undecided

Parents: Dan and Deb Holmberg Class rank: 11th out of 405 Test scores: 36 on ACT, 2260 on SAT National Merit finalist College plans: University of Chicago; political science

Chloe Kessler

Lincoln East

Lincoln High

Lincoln East

Parents: Han Chen and Xinwen Liang Class rank: 2nd out of 405 Test scores: 34 on ACT, 2200 on SAT National Merit finalist College plans: MIT; electrical engineering

Parents: Laura Neemann and Paul Haar Class rank: 4th out of 465 Test scores: 35 on ACT, 2240 on SAT National Merit finalist College plans: University of Chicago; music

Parents: Ted and Jeanne Kessler Class rank: 4th out of 405 Test scores: 2290 on SAT National Merit finalist College plans: Stanford; undecided

Scholarships: AXA Spirit of Community

Sarah Simone Poser DiMagno Lincoln High Parents: Susan Poser and Stephen DiMagno Class rank: 6th out of 465 Test scores: 33 on ACT, 2280 on SAT National Merit finalist College plans: Yale; mathematics

Scholarships: Minnesota-Twin Cities Gold National, Gold Scholar, National Merit, undergraduate research; Grinnell College, honor trustees; Forrester merit and community service

John Hao

Stephen Kotopka

Akshay Rajagopal Lincoln East

East Butler

Lincoln East

Lincoln Pius X

All State

Parents: Zijun Hao and Ruilin Wang Class rank: 3rd out of 405 Test scores: 35 on ACT, 2340 on SAT National Merit finalist College plans: Columbia University; biochemistry

Parents: Dr. Michael and Ann Kotopka Class rank: Tied for 1st out of 260 Test scores: 35 on ACT College plans: UNL; biology, pre-med

Parents: Stonie and Laura Cooper Class rank: 1st out of 23 Test scores: 36 on ACT, 2180 on SAT National Merit finalist College plans: UNL; mechanical engineering

Scholarships: UNL regents, Esther Freshman memorial, honors textbook

Scholarships: Chicago Odyssey, National Merit

Jennifer E. Haar

Zebulon Cooper

Joseph Murphy

All State Parents: Vijay Rajagopal and Suchitra Srinivas Class rank: 1st out of 405 Test scores: 36 on ACT, 2390 on SAT National Merit finalist College plans: Stanford; biomedical engineering

Scholarships: UNL regents, Rosa Peterson; Nebraska Academic Decathlon (three)

Scholarships: UNL chancellor’s, honors textbook; Association of Presidential Scholars; Gallup; Herff Jones

Scholarships: National Geographic Society; Rensselear Medal; Raytheon MathMovesU; UNL Math Day, Chemistry Day, CASNR; Nebraska State Fair; Nebraska Elks; Rice trustees; Lincoln Elks, Stanford academic; Duke engineering

Second Team Isabella Catalano

Marie Foley

Abigail Hecker

Michaela Horn

Lincoln High

Lincoln Pius X

Lincoln Pius X

Weeping Water

Parents: Theresa and Luigi Catalano Class rank: 1st out of 465 Test scores: 34 on ACT, 2200 on SAT

Parents: Mike and Susan Foley Class rank: Tied for 1st out of 260 Test scores: 34 on ACT

Parents: Matt and Dani Hecker Class rank: Tied for 1st out of 260 Test scores: 34 on ACT

Parents: Alan and Denise Horn Class rank: Tied for 1st out of 22 Test scores: 34 on ACT

Nebraska City Lourdes

Madeline DuBois

Jonathan Freese

Claire G. Henrichsen

Randal Kercher

Anna Meckel

Stella F. Uiterwaal

Nebraska City Lourdes

Lincoln Southwest

Lincoln Pius X

Lincoln East

Parents: Laurence and Sally DuBois Class rank: Tied for 1st out of 17 Test scores: 34 on ACT

Parents: Mark and Marlys Freese Class rank: 15th out of 472 Test scores: 34 on ACT, 2140 on SAT

Parents: Robert and Julia Kercher Class rank: Tied for 15th out of 405 Test scores: 35 on ACT, 2230 on SAT

Meckel Classical Academy

Lincoln High

Parents: Patty and Steve Henrichsen Class rank: Tied for 1st out of 260 Test scores: 34 on ACT

Your hard work and determination have paid off.

Matthew Vernon Martin Parents: Jerry and Suzi Martin Class rank: Tied for 1st out of 17 Test scores: 34 on ACT

Parents: Clyde and Susan Meckel Class rank: no ranking Test scores: 36 on ACT, 2400 on SAT

Andrew Minarick North Bend Central Parents: Jim and Ann Minarick Class rank: 1st out of 39 Test scores: 34 on ACT

Parents: Trudie and Kees Uiterwaal Class rank: Tied for 1st out of 465 Test scores: 35 on ACT


OMAHA WORLD-HERALD

2014 All West-Central Academic Team First Team

Jarrod Bantam

April Maschmann

Megan Kelley

Alma

Bartley Southwest

Parents: Mike and Lorri Bantam Class rank: 2nd out of 29 Test scores: 32 on ACT College plans: UNL; actuarial science

Parents: Kenneth and Carol Kelley Class rank: 1st out of 24 Test scores: 33 on ACT, 2200 on SAT National Merit finalist College plans: UNK; secondary education

Scholarships: UNL regents, honors textbook; UNK regents; Wesleyan academic; Hastings academic; Midland art; Southern Illinois outof-state scholars

Brendan Taedter

Deshler

Scottsbluff

Parents: Joel and Deanna Maschmann Class rank: 1st out of 19 Test scores: 33 on ACT College plans: UNK; biology

Parents: Cori Taedter, and Rich and Lisa Taedter Class rank: Tied for 2nd out of 177 Test scores: 35 on ACT, 2170 on SAT National Merit finalist College plans: University of Wyoming; engineering

Scholarships: Omaha World-Herald/Kearney Hub; Kearney Health Opportunities Program; Dorothy Vorderstrasse Huge Foundation

Scholarships: Samsung American Legion; UNK regents, honors; Modern Woodmen Fraternal first-place regional; Decatur Co-op Association

Kyle Dlouhy

Scholarships: Colorado State presidential; UNL chancellor’s; Elks Most Valuable Student; Wyoming engineering, research; CSI Organ Trail Foundation; Scottsbluff Kiwanis

Bethany Lambert

Hannah Niemeier

Lane Uhing

Deshler

Chambers

Heartland Lutheran

Grand Island

Parents: Al and Sue Dlouhy Class rank: 3rd out of 19 Test scores: 34 on ACT, 2300 on SAT National Merit finalist College plans: UNO; computer engineering

Parents: Tim and Kerrie Lambert Class rank: 1st out of 16 Test scores: 34 on ACT College plans: UNL; pre-med

Parents: Craig and Leticia Niemeier Class rank: Tied for 1st out of 14 Test scores: 35 on ACT, 2310 on SAT National Merit finalist College plans: Hillsdale College; undecided

Parents: Larry and Betsy Uhing Class rank: Tied for 1st out of 481 Test scores: 35 on ACT College plans: UNL; pre-med/ health sciences

Scholarships: UNO regents, Walter Scott Jr.

Scholarships: UNL regents, Rosa Peterson, honors textbook; Nebraska FCCLA non-FCS major, Families First

Benjamin Hintz

Phoebe Lockhart

Scholarships: UNL regents, honors textbook, Rosa Peterson; UNK regents, honors; Kaufmann Cummings; Dr. Stanley Urweller

Scholarships: Hillsdale Grewcock, music; Grand Island Community Foundation (two); Big Brothers Big Sisters; Catherine Fosket theater; Grand Island Concert Association music; Zana memorial; Merrick Foundation

John Potthoff

Leigh Uhing

Thayer Central

Ogallala

Kearney

Grand Island

Parents: Mark and Juli Hintz Class rank: 1st out of 29 Test scores: 33 on ACT College plans: UNL; mechanical engineering

Parents: Kevin and Elise Lockhart Class rank: Tied for 1st out of 74 Test scores: 33 on ACT College plans: UNL; international business

Parents: Dennis and Patricia Potthoff Class rank: Tied for 1st out of 376 Test scores: 35 on ACT College plans: U.S. Air Force Academy; aeronautical engineering

Parents: Larry and Betsy Uhing Class rank: Tied for 1st out of 481 Test scores: 35 on ACT College plans: UNL; pre-med/ health sciences

Scholarships: UNL regents; Elks’ Most Valuable Student district, state; Reike manufacturing and engineering

Scholarships: UNL regents, Top Scholar; Prudential Spirit of Community

Scholarships: Iowa State competitive excellence; Kansas excellence, dean’s; U.S. Naval Academy; U.S. Air Force Academy

Scholarships: UNL regents, honors textbook, Rosa Peterson; UNK regents, honors; Dorothy N. Mauer; U.S. Bank; Warren and Zelda Wilson; Country Inn & Suites student athlete

Second Team Andrew Bartow

Sara Bihlmaier

Paden Derr

Lillian Marie Nagengast

Megan Nell Peterson

Dylan Steinkruger

Scottsbluff

Kearney

Harvard

Bloomfield

Ord

Minden

Parents: Mark Bartow; grandparents Jack and Barbara Lundgren Class rank: 7th out of 177 Test scores: 35 on ACT, 2280 on SAT

Parents: Pam Bihlmaier Class rank: Tied for 1st out of 376 Test scores: 34 on ACT

Parents: Michael and Holly Derr Class rank: 1st out of 26 Test scores: 33 on ACT

Parents: John and Sunny Nagengast Class rank: Tied for 1st out of 18 Test scores: 32 on ACT

Parents: Christy Peterson Class rank: 1st out of 31 Test scores: 33 on ACT

Parents: Jim and Brandi Steinkruger Class rank: 5th out of 61 Test scores: 33 on ACT

Carolyn Bergdolt

Emily Blanchard

Michael Kurtenbach

Brenna Petersen

Amy Price

Lily Lucille Wilkinson

Heartland Lutheran

Holdrege

Columbus Scotus

Kearney

Columbus Scotus

North Platte

Parents: Karl and Rebecca Bergdolt Class rank: Tied for 1st out of 14 Test scores: 35 on ACT, 2090 on SAT

Parents: Curtis and Laurie Blanchard Class rank: Tied for 1st out of 90 Test scores: 34 on ACT, 2180 on SAT

Parents: Bill and Cathy Kurtenbach Class rank: 6th out of 61 Test scores: 35 on ACT

Parents: Casey Petersen and Melissa Presser Class rank: Tied for 1st out of 376 Test scores: 33 on ACT

The future is yours.

Parents: John and Joan Price Class rank: 2nd out of 61 Test scores: 32 on ACT

Parents: Mark and Carrie Wilkinson Class rank: Tied for 1st out of 296 Test scores: 34 on ACT


OMAHA WORLD-HERALD

2014 All Western Iowa Academic Team Meet The World-Herald’s 2014 scholars of western Iowa. The top 12 are on this page: the 115 earning honorable mention are on Page 8R. The Iowa students represent 57 schools. 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.

Nicholas Ahern

Holly Jayne Crawford

Alexander Linden

Paige Noble

A-H-S-T

Clarinda

Sioux City Heelan

Sioux City North

Parents: Paul and Carmen Ahern Class rank: 1st out of 33 Test scores: 36 on ACT College plans: Northwestern University; undecided

Parents: George and Katie Crawford Class rank: 1st out of 78 Test scores: 34 on ACT, 2180 on SAT National Merit finalist College plans: Oklahoma; finance

Parents: Steve and Michelle Linden Class rank: 5th out of 138 Test scores: 32 on ACT College plans: Iowa; biochemistry

Scholarships: Northwestern university

Scholarships: Oklahoma National Merit

Scholarships: Iowa Old Gold, Scholars; Sioux City National Council on Youth Leadership

Parents: Dan and Karla Noble Class rank: 3rd out of 297 Test scores: 33 on ACT College plans: Iowa; chemistry and Spanish

Allison Blomme

Katharine Kaplan

Benjamin Linden

Audubon

Sioux City North

Sioux City Heelan

Sioux City Heelan

Parents: Dr. Bob and Linda Blomme Class rank: 2nd out of 42 Test scores: 33 on ACT College plans: Iowa State; genetics

Parents: Daniel and Ellen Kaplan Class rank: 6th out of 297 Test scores: 34 on ACT, 2340 on SAT National Merit finalist College plans: Northwestern; undecided

Parents: Steve and Michelle Linden Class rank: 6 out of 138 Test scores: 32nd on ACT College plans: Iowa; biochemistry

Parents: Elizabeth Noel and the late Dr. Stephen Noel Class rank: 10th out of 138 Test scores: 33 on ACT College plans: Rice or Kansas; mechanical engineering

Scholarships: Iowa State Cardinal Scholar, academic recognition

Scholarships: Iowa Scholars, Old Gold; Henry “Mr. A” Asmussen; Mars

Louis Herman Noel

Scholarships: Indiana dean’s; National Merit

Scholarships: Iowa Old Gold, Scholars; Sioux City National Council on Youth Leadership

Mason Clarke

Breanna Kixmiller

Clara Macfarlane

Nodaway Valley

Atlantic

Sioux City West

Sioux City Heelan

Parents: Tyson and Amanda Sickles Class rank: Tied for 1st out of 41 Test scores: 33 on ACT College plans: Iowa; journalism/mass communications

Parents: Robert and Julie Kixmiller Class rank: Tied for 1st out of 80 Test scores: 34 on ACT, College plans: Iowa State; integrated studio arts with political science minor

Parents: Jeff and Holly Macfarlane Class rank: 3rd out of 297 Test scores: 34 on ACT College plans: Notre Dame; physics

Parents: Jason and Elizabeth Pratt Class rank: 1st out of 138 Test scores: 32 on ACT College plans: Loyola-Chicago; pre-medicine

Scholarships: Flint Hills Resource; Iowa Old Gold, Scholars; Grinnell Mutual; Masons; Nodaway Valley Educational Administration; Adair County Legion; Guy E. Powell; Kelly Laughery

Scholarships: Iowa State presidential, Cardinal; Gear Up Iowa

Scholarships: Kansas chancellor

Scholarships: Gear Up Iowa

Christian Pratt

Scholarships: St. Thomas academic; Creighton Magis; Loyola-Chicago presidential

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OMAHA WORLD-HERALD

2014 ALL STATE TEAM

Edward Joel Berry

Zebulon Cooper

David Fu

Ryan Goding

Eric Holmberg

Emma Johanningsmeier

Jennifer Peterson

Akshay Rajagopal

Jeffrey Wang

Elkhorn South • Plans to major in chemical engineering at Michigan • Highlights: All state percussionist, academic all conference in choir, Academic Decathlon participant

East Butler • Plans to major in mechanical engineering at UNL • Highlights: Class and FBLA president, three-sport athlete (cross country, basketball and track), Quiz Bowl participant

Millard North • Plans to major in biology at Boston College • Highlights: Co-founder of Orchestral Chamber Group, speech and debate competitor, AP National Scholar

Omaha Central • Plans to major in economics and mathematics at Yale • Highlights: Senior class representative and student council secretary, computer programming team member

Lincoln East • Plans to major in political science at the University of Chicago • Highlights: National speech qualifier, National Honor Society vice president, principal alto saxophone and drum major

Omaha Westside • Plans to major in English at Stanford • Highlights: Newspaper editor, track and cross country runner, cello player

Omaha Duchesne • Plans to major in English at Stanford • Highlights: Literary magazine editor, academic all state for golf, National Honor Society secretary

Lincoln East • Plans to major in biomedical engineering at Stanford • Highlights: Science Bowl captain and national competitor, national speech and debate qualifier, National Science Bowl competitor

Millard North • Plans to major in business fellows at Baylor • Highlights: Debate captain, orchestra section leader and all state participant, state champion Economic Challenge Team member

OLD SCHOOL WORK ETHIC

All State students get to the head of the class with attitude, support, focus — and not too many tweets. By Liz McCue • World-Herald staff writer

The nine scholars of the 2014 All State Academic team aim to be pioneers for the future. They want to fix inequalities, make discoveries, inspire with music and literature and create change for the better across America and the world. Like Nebraska’s first pioneers, they know the value of hard work, goals and the support of family and friends. Want to follow these students as they make their way across college and career? Don’t check Twitter.

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE BOOK? Berry: “Crime and Punishment.” Cooper: “The Fault in Our Stars” by John Green. It’s a sad story, but it does a nice job of detailing the optimism people have in the struggles of their lives. Fu: Harry Potter. Yes, I’m a child. Goding: I don’t have one favorite, so here is a list: the Bible, “Red Storm Rising,” “Memoirs of a Navy SEAL” and “The Gulag Archipelago.” Holmberg: “The Report Card” by Andrew Clements. I never reread books, but throughout elementary school I kept coming back to this one. Johanningsmeier: “The Perks of Being a Wallflower” by Stephen Chbosky. Peterson: “Pride and Prejudice” by Jane Austen. Rajagopal: Isaac Asimov’s “I, Robot.” Wang: I’m a pretty big fan of “Calvin and Hobbes,” if that counts. Otherwise, Steinbeck’s “Grapes of Wrath.”

WHAT DO YOU KNOW NOW THAT YOU WISH YOU HAD KNOWN AS A FRESHMAN? Berry: How important a leadership position is on a college application. Cooper: How much work it takes to maintain a high performance in as many activities as I do. Fu: How time flies. It is important to cherish high school and all that comes with it, because in a blink of the eye, it will all be gone. Goding: How the experiences I would go through would shape me into who I am today. I also wish I had known that I cannot do everything and have to give and take. Holmberg: Things need to be enjoyed in the present, because you won’t remember them later. Johanningsmeier: How to invest more time and effort in balancing school with a social life toward the beginning of high school, not just later on. Peterson: Take one day at a time and don’t be afraid of failing. High school is a great time to branch out and try new things. Rajagopal: That high school is going to be over before I know it. Wang: How getting involved allows you to meet new people but also find things that you enjoy and care about.

WHAT HAS BEEN THE KEY TO YOUR SUCCESS IN THE CLASSROOM? Berry: Learning how to learn and knowing when I know the material. Cooper: Just hard work. ... Unfortunately, many very intelligent young people don’t do the work — and make me look good because I do. Fu: Attitude. It’s not enough to be persistent. I’ve found that the best way to excel ... is to find characteristics about the work in front of you that you find enjoyable. Goding: I have worked to stay focused and find a way to apply everything I learn to the real world. Also I have found friends who enjoy the same things I do. Holmberg: People will ultimately succeed in whatever they are passionate about, and my dedication to learning is what drives me. Johanningsmeier: My family has never had cable or watched TV at home, and we didn’t have Internet until I was in middle school. My parents thought those things were distracting, so I grew up reading and doing other things. Maybe that’s why I’m able to tackle all sorts of intellectual assignments. Peterson: I try to avoid procrastination and work ahead whenever I can. Time management has been key to success. Rajagopal: The key has been my drive to learn and my willingness to put in a lot of effort. Wang: Extremely supportive family, teachers, mentors and friends along with clear goals for the future.

NAME ONE THING YOUR FRIENDS WOULD BE SURPRISED TO LEARN ABOUT YOU. Berry: I found a rap artist whom I actually enjoy listening to. Cooper: I did gymnastics as a kid. Fu: Chinese food doesn’t agree with me. Goding: I play rugby. Holmberg: Once upon a time, I thought it was cool to wear my jeans backward a la Kris Kross. I’m not proud of it. Johanningsmeier: Some days, I don’t do any homework at all. Peterson: Last year, I wrote a 100,000-word young adult novel. Rajagopal: I have lived in three countries, and I visited about 10 before the age of 7. Wang: The amount of time I devoted to watching the Food Network throughout my middle school years.

History of the World-Herald All Academic Program 1992: The WorldHerald All Academic Awards program starts, honoring outstanding Omaha-area students. 1994: The program is taken statewide, and the first All State Academic Team is named. 1998: A western Iowa team is added.

WHICH TEACHER HAD THE BIGGEST IMPACT ON YOUR EDUCATION? Berry: Dr. Michelle Bluford (band director at Elkhorn South). She is an incredible role model of integrity, responsibility and respect. She was the reason I transferred to Elkhorn South my sophomore year. Cooper: My mother, Laura Cooper, is my first choice. While children’s parents always are their first teachers, mine were in a different way — they home-schooled me until fourth grade. The second teacher would be Mr. Aaron Christensen, my current calculus teacher (at East Butler High School). He challenges us daily, and that has a great impact on my education. Fu: Mr. Aaron Harding (math teacher at Millard North High School) took seemingly difficult mathematic concepts and presented them in fun and engaging ways that we all could understand. Goding: Mr. (Greg) Sand, who teaches enrichment math, advanced topics and differential equations. He mentored me both in math and life and encouraged me to develop my talents. Holmberg: Mrs. (Carla) Uhrmacher worked with me in small classes of gifted students. Her classroom was a creative, thoughtful, energized space. ... I will forever owe my inquisitive mindset and passion for learning to my interactions with Mrs. Uhrmacher. Johanningsmeier: It would be too hard to single out one teacher as my most influential. One teacher who has been a great mentor to me, though, is Rod Howe, my former high school journalism adviser who is now retired. Peterson: Ms. (Donna) Harrison, modern European history. Ms. Harrison taught me the importance of history and has fostered my love of historical research and writing. Rajagopal: Ms. Leona Penner taught the four-yearlong Elements of Mathematics program at Lux Middle School and Lincoln East. Her ability to bring out the best in her students gave me the confidence to volunteer as a MathCounts coach. Wang: Mr. Aaron Schurevich, my debate coach for the last two years, has not only given me the opportunity and guidance to improve the way I communicate and lead, but has also expanded my perspective on issues of social justice.

WHAT’S YOUR DREAM JOB AFTER YOU FINISH YOUR HIGHER EDUCATION? Berry: I would want to either be a chemical engineer or a professional musician/composer. Both areas encompass my passions. Cooper: I’ve really wanted to help people with whatever I do, and I would love to use math and physics in my job, but I can’t really pick one specific job that I want to do. Fu: A profession in the medical field. Whether that be clinical care or medical research, I hope to be making a valuable contribution to the field of science. Goding: I would like to work on Wall Street because I love both mathematics and economics. Holmberg: I would love to be a foreign service officer in the Department of State for a few years. ... I am painfully aware of the public relations overhaul the U.S. needs in certain parts of the globe, so I would be happy to start being that change. As for my ultimate dream, I would settle for secretary of state. Johanningsmeier: A staff writer on a major magazine or newspaper, and get to travel around and research and write articles. I want to always be learning new things, and I like writing. Peterson: Editor and New York Times best-selling author, because I love to read and write. Rajagopal: Start my own biomedical engineering company, with a focus on creating effective drug delivery systems. Cost-effective medical solutions should be available to everyone, not confined to the rich or the insured. Wang: A career in the medical field as a physician, and later on, perhaps a position in health care management.

WHO IS YOUR BIGGEST ROLE MODEL? Berry: I try to take in ideas from everywhere and then weigh their value using logic. From there I try my best to be the person I’d want to be, but that person is me, not anyone else. Cooper: I would say that John Green is someone I look up to quite a bit. He is a fairly well-known author, and of course I don’t know him personally, but his disregard for having “happy endings” in books makes me admire him. He is able to portray teenage life in a variety of colorful, accurate ways through his books. ... I admire the way he can create characters that readers connect with and are moved by. Fu: Jeremy Lin. #Lin4MVP Goding: My grandfather, because he always encouraged me to work hard in school and read. Additionally, he was tough and never gave up, and because of that he made something of himself. Holmberg: Jesus Christ is my biggest role model. This may be sacrilegious, but Beyonce is a distant second. Johanningsmeier: No one person in particular, but I really respect and look up to some of my older friends. Peterson: My mom. She inspires me to always work my hardest, believe in myself and appreciate every day. Rajagopal: My science, math and social studies teachers, whose passions have inspired me to excel in these areas. Wang: My parents. Their hard work and dedication in the face of adversity is always inspiring to me.

HOW MANY TWEETS DO YOU SEND ON AN AVERAGE DAY? Berry: Zero. Cooper: Surprise! I don’t actually have Twitter. Fu: One. Millard North has a question-of-the-day segment where you tweet your responses. Goding: One or two if you do not include retweets. Holmberg: Zero. Twenty-four hours isn’t enough time to justify fitting Twitter into my day. Johanningsmeier: Zero. I sometimes read through Westside tweets because it’s interesting to know what people are saying, but I don’t want tweeting to become an obligation. Peterson: One to two. Rajagopal: (600 log 456 +13!) x 0 = 0. Why would anyone want to follow me on a daily basis? Wang: None.

The World-Herald’s 2014 All State Academic Team includes, from left, Edward Joel Berry, Jennifer Peterson, David Fu, Ryan Goding, Akshay Rajagopal and Jeffrey Wang. The team also includes Eric Holmberg, Emma Johanningsmeier and Zebulon Cooper. The students gathered April 23 in an old-fashioned classroom at the Durham Museum. For more on the All State students, turn to the first-team information on Pages 2R to 4R.

About this year’s nominees 1,164

Students nominated BREAKDOWN BY REGION Metro.......................437 East.........................285 West-central.............315 Iowa.........................127

In Nebraska, the schools are divided into three regions. The Metro region includes Douglas and Sarpy Counties.

254 of 308

Nebraska schools sent nominees, for 82 percent participation.

57 of 74

Western Iowa schools nominated students, for 77 percent participation.

80 nominees were National Merit finalists, including all nine All Staters.

14 students earned

1 student had a perfect

60 scored a 35 on

14 scored 2300 or

perfect scores of 36 on the ACT.

the test.

141 achieved a 34.

2400 on the SAT and a perfect 36 on the ACT.

better on the SAT.

College choices 47 of the Regional First

Team members have made a college choice.

18 will attend school in Nebraska or Iowa.

The breakdown: 8 will enroll at UNL. 4 will enroll at Iowa. 2 will enroll at UNK. 2 will enroll at Iowa State. 1 will enroll at Creighton. 1 will enroll at UNO. Other destinations: Stanford (5) University of Chicago (3) Notre Dame (3) Northwestern University (2) Yale (2) Baylor Boston College Carnegie Mellon Columbia Hillsdale College Loyola-Chicago Michigan MIT Oklahoma Oklahoma State Ohio State Texas Christian U.S. Air Force Academy Wyoming

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2014 Western Iowa Honorable Mention A-H-S-T

Atlantic

Nathan T. Pattee

Preston Hoye

Denison

Sean Card

Joi Albertus

Bailey Nelson

Kayla M. Beck

Victoria Ann Krohn

East Mills

Ben Weber

Devin Laughlin

Glenwood

Glidden-Ralston

Chase Sowers

Kaylee Weber

Samantha Gochenour

Boyer Valley

Michaela Mogler

Benjamin Bemus

Jacob Schafer

Megan A. Coats

Emma Preston

Brendan D. Johnson

Rhiana Sue Chickering

Mount Ayr

Kyle Lorenzen

Leah Klejch

Alyssa Kragelund

Daric Teske

Catelin Haight

Allison Wallace

Nicholas Allmon

Aly McDermott

Kassandra Evann Decuir

Felicia Roppe

Jezlynn Schechinger

Nishnabotna

Kara Collins

Breanna Kass

Nodaway Valley

OA-BCIG

Caleb Mueller

Kallie Schroeder

Savanna Weed

Brittney Saunders

Alex Knauss

Red Oak

Ellen Fellers

Leah Danae Brooke

Zach Williamson

Kassidy Marie Frances Monday

Jordan Alexander Tait

Audrey Fyock

Jeremy Stoll

Anna Baughman

Chase T. Kern

Jace Lapierre

Sioux City North

Raelyn Gustafson

Glenwood

Clayton Samuel Schoening

C.J. Edmonds

Kristen-Nicole Nakamoto

Spencer E. Smith

Maple Valley-Anthon Oto

Logan Buth

Hayley Seuntjens

Todd Sherrill

Ashlynn Blenner

Allison Kestel

Nicole Weber

Riverside

Reagan Gaynor

Paul M. Weber

Shenandoah

Rachel Novotny

Sioux City East

Emily Whitehead

Mitchell Klocke

Denison

Ridge View

Evan Mellott

Coon Rapids-Bayard

Creston

Logan Magnolia

Sidney

The OEA Foundation was formed in 1966 by the members of the Omaha Education Association.

Abbigail Lynn Dobernecker

Clarinda

Fremont-Mills

Sierra Rold

Lawton-Bronson

Jacob Tank

Brad Nahkunst

Alicia Beckman

Exira-EHK

Seana Lynn Perkins

Charter Oak-Ute

Council Bluffs Thomas Jefferson

Essex

Sabrina Moffitt

Christa McCall

Karla Knobbe

Emma Munger

IKM-Manning

Chandler Mores

Carroll-Kuemper

Council Bluffs St. Albert

Emily Ann Moore

Harlan

Trisha Huerta

Carroll

East Union

Molly A. Hesnard

Griswold

Justine Freund

Lara Thompson

CAM

Council Bluffs Lewis Central

East Sac County

Missouri Valley

Raymond Boyd

Bedford

Council Bluffs Abraham Lincoln

Coon Rapids-Bayard

Levi Pingrey

Audubon

Scott Hastings

Sioux City Heelan

Anna Larson

Carter Lilly

Sioux City West

Thanh Tien Nguyen

Stephen Moeller

South Page

Brittni Porath

Southwest Valley

From $250 awarded in 1966 to 98 scholarships totaling nearly $400,000 in 2014! BENSON HIGH SCHOOL Kylee Askew - Mr. & Mrs. Henry Colson Memorial Scholarship - $5,000 Emily Dennis - Charles Matthews Memorial Scholarship - $1,750 Emma Diamond - Gunnar Horn Journalism Award - $500 Emily Grandgenett - Mr. & Mrs. Henry Colson Memorial Scholarship - $5,000 Emily Grandgenett - Wendy Cooper Memorial Scholarship - $1,500 Courtney Green - Roberta Kiewit Mathematics Scholarship - $2,500 Zachary Miller - Jennie Kriebs Memorial Scholarship - $1,400 Zachary Miller - Mary McNamara Memorial Scholarship - $1,000 Cheyenne Rowe - Mary McNamara Memorial Scholarship - $1,000 Cheyenne Rowe - Allen Seline Memorial Scholarship - 1,250 Jayden Swensen - Mr. & Mrs. Henry Colson Memorial Scholarship - $5,000

BRYAN HIGH SCHOOL Demetris Bumgardner - Mary Ann Fields Memorial Scholarship - $1,500 Samantha Garibo - Dr. Hollie Bethel Scholarship - $4,000 Allisya Quezada Hernandez - Gunnar Horn Journalism Award - $500 Jennifer Kilton - Bernard & Eunice Gyger Scholarship - $1,250 Jennifer Kilton - Warren & Evelyn Hotz Memorial Scholarship - $4,000

BURKE HIGH SCHOOL Mara Amsberry - Dr. Edwin Parrish Memorial Vocational Education Scholarship - $1,000 Katherine Dworak - Richard Sedlak Memorial Vocational Education Scholarship - $1,000 Katherine Dworak - Sharon Engelhart Memorial Scholarship - $750 Renee Fox - Gunnar Horn Journalism Award - $500 Dalton Frahm - OEA Foundation Scholarship - $6,000 Kiley Hagman - Kathryn Collins Memorial Scholarship - $750 Arthur Halbersleben - OEA Foundation Presidents’ Scholarship - $7,000 Jayme Matis - OEA Foundation Presidents’ Scholarship - $7,000 Jessica Patton - Thresa Clark Honorary Scholarship - $6,000 Andrew Reeson - OEA Foundation Presidents’ Scholarship - $7,000 Mallory Rogers - Dr. Hollie Bethel Scholarship - $4,000 Jessa Royer - Thresa Clark Honorary Scholarship - $6,000 Natalie Seger - OEA Foundation Scholarship - $6,000 Jeff Swenson - OEA Foundation Scholarship - $6,000 Scott Ward - OEA Foundation Presidents’ Scholarship - $7,000

CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL Elizabeth Austad - Warren & Evelyn Hotz Memorial Scholarship - $4,000 Chelsie Balentine - OEA Foundation Scholarship - $6,000 Chelsie Balentine - Frank Williams Memorial Scholarship - $750 Emily Beck - Josephine Frisbie Scholarship - $5,000 Johnna Bierman - Warren & Evelyn Hotz Memorial Scholarship - $4,000 Maureen Bigsby - Warren & Evelyn Hotz Memorial Scholarship - $4,000 Rebecca Biodrowski - Raleigh & Esther Pilster Scholarship - $750 Nicholas Courcier - OEA Foundation Presidents’ Scholarship - $7,000 James DeMott - Josephine Frisbie Scholarship - $5,000 Alexandra Everitt - Gunnar Horn Journalism Award - $500 Anna Folsom - Elsie Fisher Memorial Scholarship - $1,000 Keali French - Warren & Evelyn Hotz Memorial Scholarship - $4,000 Ryan Goding - Elsie Fisher Memorial Scholarship - $1,000 Alyssandra Holmes - Josephine Frisbie Scholarship - $5,000 Aryn Huck - Josephine Frisbie Scholarship - $5,000 Jordan Kuiper - Warren & Evelyn Hotz Memorial Scholarship - $4,000 Abbigail Laferia - Josephine Frisbie Scholarship - $5,000 Iona Newman - Josephine Frisbie Scholarship - $5,000 Sydney Peterson - Warren & Evelyn Hotz Memorial Scholarship - $4,000 Camille Schwartz - Warren & Evelyn Hotz Memorial Scholarship - $4,000 Jackson Shafer - Thresa Clark Honorary Scholarship - $6,000 Lucinda Simmons - J. Arthur Nelson Memorial Scholarship - $900 Lauren Wegner - Elsie Fisher Memorial Scholarship - $1,000 Augustus Welch - J. Arthur Nelson Memorial Scholarship - $900

NORTH HIGH SCHOOL Noah Bennett - Charley Hepfinger Memorial Scholarship - $750 Danielle Bynum - Mary Uhl Collins Memorial Business Education Scholarship - $1,250 Alexander Casebeer - Dr. Edwin Parrish Memorial Vocational Education Scholarship - $1,000 Michaela Daugherty - OEA Foundation Presidents’ Scholarship - $7,000 Michaela Daughtery - Cis Wilcox Memorial Scholarship - $750 Killian Jarrett - Gunnar Horn Journalism Award - $500 Camden Johnson - Thresa Clark Honorary Scholarship - $6,000

Natea Kent - Mary Uhl Collins Memorial Business Education Scholarship - $1,250 Quentin King - Metro Transit/Transport Workers Union, Local No. 223 Scholarship - $2,000 Frances Szynskie - OEA Foundation Presidents’ Scholarship - $7,000 Matthew Tonnies - Thresa Clark Honorary Scholarship - $6,000 Dalton Willmore - Ozzie Wilson Memorial Scholarship - $750

Joseph Paul Folchert

Southwest Valley

Allison Linafelter

Nick Marino

Loui Luna

Taylor Matthew Neuroth

Storm Lake St. Mary’s

Treynor

Blake Isaac Harvey

Montana Steele Hoyt

Tri-Center Underwood

Mikayla Dolch

West Harrison

NORTHWEST HIGH SCHOOL Annie Catania - OEA Foundation Presidents’ Scholarship - $7,000 Annie Catania - Jesse J. & Angela Bavaresco Memorial Scholarship - $1,250 Ahnika Lutz - OEA Foundation Presidents’ Scholarship - $7,000 Courtney Nichols - Gunnar Horn Journalism Award - $500

SOUTH HIGH SCHOOL Lucian Anguiano-Jaime - Jean Christiansen Memorial Scholarship - $1,500 Icel Davita - Warren & Evelyn Hotz Memorial Scholarship - $4,000 Samantha Hughes - Frank C. Heinisch Memorial Scholarship - $10,000 Maria Briseno Martinez - Jane Nichols Memorial Scholarship - $750 Maria Briseno Martinez - Roland Hinrichs Performing Arts Scholarship - $500 Miracle Northcutt - Gunnar Horn Journalism Award - $500 Kaitlin Vickers - Dr. Hollie Bethel Scholarship - $4,000

Sydney Pontius

West Harrison

Renae Elizabeth Drey

Rachel Todd

West Monona

Emily Mejstrik

Katie Zimmerman

Westwood

Ian L. Miller

Regan Landen

Whiting

Breanna Nuzum

Woodbine

BLAIR HIGH SCHOOL Delaney Dawson - Thresa Clark Honorary Scholarship - $6,000

BELLEVUE WEST HIGH SCHOOL Haley Jones - OEA Foundation Scholarship - $6,000 Edward Ventura III - OEA Foundation Scholarship - $6,000 Edward Ventura III - Dorothy Seward Memorial Scholarship - $1,000

BENNINGTON HIGH SCHOOL

Cassidy Pape

Jack Rose

Joseph Swenson

Natalie Flystra

Casey Kirkendall

Elizabeth Milliken - OEA Foundation Presidents’ Scholarship - $7,000

CONCORDIA HIGH SCHOOL

Alexandra Dudley

Annika Neldeberg

Paige Hackman

Woodbine

Woodbury Central

Melissa Sherer

Brendan Norris

Ian Gesell - OEA Foundation Presidents’ Scholarship - $7,000

GRETNA HIGH SCHOOL Alyssa Derks - OEA Foundation Scholarship - $6,000 Alyssa Derks - Jim & Elma Simpson Memorial Scholarship - $750 Megan Derks - OEA Foundation Scholarship - $6,000

MARIAN HIGH SCHOOL Mary Fuxa - OEA Foundation Scholarship - $6,000

MERCY HIGH SCHOOL Ashley Rosenthal - Bertha Neale Memorial Scholarship - $1,000

Woodbury Central

MILLARD NORTH HIGH SCHOOL Trevor Bruce - OEA Foundation Presidents’ Scholarship - $7,000

MISSOURI VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL Samantha Gochenour - OEA Foundation Presidents’ Scholarship - $7,000

PAPILLION LAVISTA HIGH SCHOOL Mitchell Prante - OEA Foundation Scholarship - $6,000 Taylor Pudenz - Thresa Clark Honorary Scholarship - $6,000

PAPILLION SOUTH HIGH SCHOOL

Mark Putze

Zachary Anderson - Dorothy Seward Memorial Scholarship - $1,000

SKUTT CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL Nathan Gradoville - OEA Foundation Presidents’ Scholarship - $7,000

THOMAS JEFFERSON HIGH SCHOOL Samantha Arnold - Metro Transit/Transport Workers Union, Local No. 223 Scholarship - $2,000

WESTSIDE HIGH SCHOOL Madison Jensen - OEA Foundation Scholarship - $6,000 Kelsey Koski - OEA Foundation Presidents’ Scholarship - $7,000

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

Metropolitan Community College congratulates the class of 2014!


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2014 Nebraska Honorable Mention The 965 Nebraska high school seniors pictured below and on the next five pages earned honorable mention recognition for the achievement that led to their nomination to The World-Herald 2014 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

Kaitlyn Grothen

Tiffany Hoffman

Ainsworth

Caitlyn Lau

Kimberly Spartz

Arlington

Logan Dean Tate

Axtell

Carlie Prososki

Hallie Bower

Allen

Kaleb Schuetz

Lindsey Jones

Alma

Cortny Surber

Hannah Hays

Ashland-Greenwood

Evan Garber

Logan Garber

Banner County

Amanda Harrison

Gunnar Garner

Noah Hansen

Dalle Rutledge

Miranda Wordekemper

Bo Kitrell

Nathan Alexandre Gray

Dominic I. Abbott

Samantha Moran

Kaitlynn Thomas

Melissa Davison

Lexi M. Orme

Haley M. Ourada

Paul Zuelke

Boone Central

Jade Emily Jean Gottier

Sarah N. Sindelar

Conner Beyersdorf

Cedar Bluffs

Paul Weber

Issac Kolb

Bayard

Brandon Schurman

Alexandria Belitz

Megan Stuart

Jacob Morrill

Molly Rafert

Allison Mackie

Ann Wilton

Nicole Pauley

Carly Burkhardt

Crofton

Justin Micheal Larsen

Khayman Bird

Tevan Carrell

Jonathan Carle

Lauren Hanson

Wyatt Osborn

Ryan Hackett

Elenna Leininger

Stephanie Michelle Paulsen

Trey Cossel

Allana Daubendiek

Jackie Dam

Axtell

Drew Thompson

Sydney C. Wergin

Kari Lundeen

Bellevue East

Holly Irmer

Courtney Jurgens

Aaron Vogel

Hunter Zarybnicky

Nathan W. Crawford

Loriana Harkey

Hannah Joyce

Nicole McElroy

Lalah McLaughlin

Tim Messina

Katie Moneymaker

Kyle Ramage

Charlene Skillett

Kyle Sorensen

Brett Velasquez

Regan Block

Jared “JJ� Breitkreutz

Bridgeport

Carissa Rayburn

Brandon Nichols

Miriam Ramirez

Brianna Bankson

Isabella Gomez

Jaden Garey

Lane Suing

Lydia Kahle

Colt Clarey

Derek Michael Kaslon

Andrea Zavadil

Caleb Compton

Jenny L. Wright

Alexander Wallick

Emily Kahlandt

Rachel Wald

Evan Michael Crawley

Morgan Caspersen

Logan Lembke

Jim Drake

Bailey Svoboda

K. Marie Parriott

Ashtyn Nelson

Kaden T. Ellis

Hannah Baumert

Cozad

Mckenzie Rowe

Karissa Vandenberg

Haylee Stryker

Jesus Estrada

Jadine Wiese

Natalie Kent

Aubrey Peckham

Cole Trojan

Breanna Eubanks

Ryann Ickes

Summer Mueller

Caleb Jarchow

Jared N. Savely

Deshler

Jenscena Hansen

Hannah Ockinga

Cedar Bluffs

Troy Gregory

Hannah Rittscher

Creek Valley

Daykin Meridian

Tiffany Brown

Adrianna L. Meyer

Clearwater-Orchard

Dundy County Stratton East Butler

Shelby Williby

Lexie Nicole Hauger

Blue Hill

Cambridge

Clarkson

David City Aquinas

Jorda Beringer

Sydney Taylor

Callaway

Chadron

David City

Corinn Otte

Alexander Swenson

Burwell

Conestoga

Douglas County West

Maddie Ehlers

Julia Lindgren

Grant S. Phillips

Centura

Brianna Deines

Bloomfield

Eric Hundahl

Broken Bow

Central City

Cross County

Dorchester

Kyla Brummett

Blair

Elkhorn

Alex Janvrin

Sydney Henry

Beatrice

Columbus Scotus

Crete

Aleesha Olena

Adam Diehl

Columbus

Doniphan-Trumbull

Kaylee Glover

Matthew Callahan

Brady

Centennial

Gabriel Christensen

Ben Barelman

Creighton

Brad Brazeal

Jacob Monti

Anne Polland

Cedar Rapids

Cody-Kilgore Coleridge

Shannon Schneider

Alexis M. Farris

Boys Town

Jackson Meyer

Maria Terrazas

Arlington

Aurora

Collin Victor

Bennington

J. Matthew Thompson

Tristen Reed

Arapahoe

Bellevue West

Bellevue West

Abigail Sorensen

Stephanie Duennerman

Julie Slama

Bellevue East

Kealy M. Ecklund

Ansley

Auburn

Battle Creek

Bartley Southwest

Amherst

Seth Springer

Cody-Kilgore

Taryn Ostransky

Creighton

Emily Boyle

Lane Jacobsen

Diller-Odell

Hope Maginnis

Sarah Schmidt

Elkhorn

Andrew Aulner

Connor Cameron

Kayla Epp

Jesse Holmes

Amanda Houston

Andrew Johannes

Thomas Kalil

Moon Sup Kim

Jonathan Mikulicz

Will Sleddins

Elkhorn Mount Michael

Bowen J. Petersen

Sajya Singh

Cameron Engel

Jacob A. Eyth

Rowan Gruber

Alexander Hynes

Eun Woo Jee

Ha-Seul Jeoung

Kevin Jewell


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Scott Townsend

Elkhorn South

Brooke Adams

Rachel Busselman

Cheryl Circo

Rachel Gibson

Jacob Givens

Elkhorn South

Rachel Saag

Lauren Strubbe

Erica Yound

Emily Tosoni

Michaela Barber

Isaac Vittetoe

Kelsey Young

Shelbi Brown

Falls City

Paige Husa

Kirstyn Buchholz

Madison Nelson

Gordon-Rushville

Tessa Hardin

Heath Richards

Craig Thor

Kathryn Bieker

Christopher Wess

Jacob Wiese

Jessica Schmidt

Emilie Krienert

Taylor Menke

Carlye Kush

Kaitlyn Wood

Harvard

Mikayla E. Novak

Abigail Kutlas

Homer

Makayla Murphy

Jacob Blank

Elizabeth Csipkes

Emelia Germer

Grace Niemeier

Carly Wahlmeier

Meghan Rose Krajicek

Nicholas J. Haberer

Karen Huynh

Casey Wisnieski

Kristen Kuhn

William Bruce Mannewitz III

Hastings St. Cecilia

Alaetha N. Remmers

Howells-Dodge

Amanda Evert

Callen Maupin

Lakeview

Laurel-Concord

Jonathan Rohwer

Mitchell Klooz

Tandia Remmenga

Fort Calhoun

Ben J. Everswick

Ellie Lesiak

Robert Perry

Allixandria Masat

Josh Murman

Madi Schwenka

Hunter Johnson

HTRS

Carmen Alexander

Humphrey

Amanda J. Dyas

Ellie Geyer

Jordan Houser

Franklin

Faith Aberle

Ryan Schwartzkopf

Balen Smith

Rachel Lubischer

Clark M. Meyer

Tyler Newby

Kelly Bockmann

Dakota Schiltz

James Riley Slattery

Lawrence-Nelson

Stephen Kimminau

Lane Schroer

Rachel Smith

Heartland

Joseph Johnson

Allison Braun

Hyannis

Tanner Holthus

Leah Friesen

Nolan Thurston

Peyton VanWinkle

Lewiston

Connor Barr

Megan Widger

Lexington

Hannah Christen

Paola Briones

Kelby O’Meara

Cheynne Knehans

Craig Olson

Dylan C. Peterson

Lincoln Lutheran

Sidnee Lebsock

Emmiline Moll

Grace M. Rapp

Elliot Sandfort

Karli Sandin

Taylor Scholl

Ben Hartzell

Christopher Hu

Elizabeth Galliart

Kayla Todd

Jeremy Kroeger

Frances Young

Thomas Connely

Sarah Stage

Madison Stock

Heartland Lutheran

Hershey

Nathan Richling

Mariah DaMoude

Lauren Klaasmeyer

Gabrielle Feldner

Tiffany Neukirch

Larisa Epp

Kylie Briske

Claire Richardson

Fremont

Derek Zimmerman

Olivia Hyde

Robert Messbarger

Trevor Burr

Gordon-Rushville

Rylee Reinertson

Jacqueline Bruns

Riley Ruzicka

Evan Wiese

Rachel Phinney

Justine Fischer

Riley Haug

Hitchcock County

Nathan Rick

Nicole Shively

Morgan Leigh Thomsen

Kayla Grote

Dalton Hegeholz

Hartington Cedar Catholic

Emily Paltz

Holdrege

Zack Wright

Jamie Isaacson

Bailey Block

Logan Hansen

Jacob Kingsley

Keona Koster

Kimball

Courtney Hunsaker

Lakeview

Matthew Heng Martin

Mitchell Shields

Elisabeth Loseke

Joe Keck

Ian Thomas Lagerstrom

Marcus Mallum

Lincoln East

Lincoln Christian

Hannah Powell

Bryce Ewing

Kearney

Kenesaw

George Chen

Alex Heywood

Elizabeth Hoffman

Alex Toalson

Mallory Whitman

Jena Wilson

Lincoln Northeast

Zoryana Stepanyuk

Kelsey Brummels

Riley Johnson

Lincoln High

Lincoln North Star

Ashley Bogus

Exeter-Milligan

Gibbon

Lincoln East

Josh Nunnally

Ewing

Freeman

Johnson County

Kearney Catholic

Dakota Schriner

Collin MD Peterson

Hartington

Humphrey St. Francis

Brittany Thompson

McKenna Rieker

Kevin Oran

Grand Island Northwest

Joseph O’Connor

Hay Springs

Mary Theresa Wahlmeier

Joseph Nelson

Gering

Kelly Steenson

Kearney

Richard Leonard

Taylor Carlberg

Gretna

Hastings

Jared Fischer

Emma Leone

Brooke Rasmussen

Jacob Melcher

Eustis-Farnam

Grand Island Central Catholic

Greeley-Wolbach

Kara Donovan

Alec D. McCarthy

Fullerton

Grand Island

Johnathan Albers

Justin Loerts

Elwood

Fillmore Central

Jarod Fiegener

Caitlin Wilkins

Alena Kipp

Kyle Bogatz

Friend

Gothenburg

Trenton Long

Quintin Baumeister

Falls City Sacred Heart

Mitchell Harling

Peyton Keller

Elmwood-Murdock

Fremont

Joelle Gerten

Riley Heller

Elm Creek

Fairbury

Exeter-Milligan

Kathryn Hanson

Anh Nguyen

Hana McMahon-Cole

Victoria L. Wiebe

Nick Thomssen

Josh Case

Erin Tharnish

Joel Thomas Ebert

Lincoln Pius X

Lincoln Parkview

Ryan Quiring

Lincoln Lutheran

David Minh-Tuan Cao

Erica Dolph

Lauren Gibson


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2014 Nebraska Honorable Mention Lincoln Pius X

Thomas A. Hafner

Christina Hanus

Peter Kosch

Anna Ondracek

Nicholas Pohlen

Lauren Tobias

Lincoln Southeast

Sydney Townsend

Carly Twehous

Mary Wagner

Elise Wordekemper

Eastin Allgood

Rebekah DeFusco

Nicholas Dosskey

Alex E. Enersen

Adam Fitzgibbon

Reilly Grealish

Hannah M. Peterson

Peter Read

Alex Souliere

Benjamin W. TerMaat

Trevor A. Tyson

Erin N. Voichoski

Rachel A. Wagner

Lincoln Southeast

Trenton Hays

Mary E. James

Carly A. Johnson

Hunter R. Johnson

Madison Jurgens

Garrett Kraus

Joshua Bauer

Loomis

Kristi Freed

Connor Blankenau

Michael Clinch

Maxwell

Zoie McFarland

Brady A. Rasmussen

Maywood

Katelynn Gerlach

Eliza Fallick

Brooke Fraser

Loup City

Louisville

Megan Knott

Lindsi Orr

Nicholas Morse

Greta J. Petersen

Lincoln Southwest

Lincoln Southeast

Austin Whitmire

Riley Lynch

Chelsea Renee Spilinek

Mallory Nicole Koepke

Ben Skiles

Anna Hurlbut

Elizabeth Peterson

Lyons-Decatur

Patrick Wardyn

McCook

Justine Stone

Taylor Lynn Hogeland

Logan View

Heidi Miller

Gabe Fisher

Dakota Riecken

Valerie Hess

Barry Ehlers

Zoe Tien

Jesse Paxton

Tiffany Truong

Austin Kremke

Grant Uehling

Malcom

Louise Sjuts

Evan Beckmann

Mead

McPherson County

Milford

Cady Vaverka

Madeline Stuart

Madison

McCool Junction

Megan Vetrovsky

Maggie Rempe

Caleb Dostal

Evan Dow

Maxwell

Mason Glause

Brittany Kelly

Medicine Valley

Ryan Hughes

Loomis

Tasha Saathoff

Reanna Crane

Milford

Devynn Patocka

Regan Garey

Sage Schmidt

Sierra Mongeon

Scott Olson

Jamie Roth

Adam Cloonan

Carter Collins

John Curran

Alan Davis

Justin Deffenbacher

Sean Doyle

Avery Dresser

Benjamin Janecek

Athira Jayan

Khylie Kight

Apurva Kunte

Laura Linder

David Liu

Jie Luo

Katelyn Schill

Casey Schmitz

Erin Sheehan

Tushita Shrivastav

Justin Sleep

Keith Speicher

Vivek Srivats

Millard North

Thomas Voboril

Alan Alahmad

Luke Annis

Alexandra Bird

Connor Brown

Trevor Bruce

Bryce Byman

Matthew Chrostek

Millard North

Caleb Drey

Minoru Fernando

Nicholas Flaxbeard

Brooke Hartman

Nancy He

Jamie Holdeman

Richard A. Holmes III

Ye Huang

Sam Hughes

Millard North

Molly Macfadyen

Kelsey Moss

Dominic Nguyen

Mithila Noronha

Jenna Pfingston

R.J. Quandahl

Anjali Renukunta

Zachary Sabata

Garrett Sacco

Millard North

Curtis Stokes

Ethan Summers

Faith Thomas

Kyle Tompkins

Alexander Tu

Jeffrey Walker

Rachel Weber

Lauren Wehrle

Millard South

Rachel West

Jacob White

Brett Whorley

Elisa Wildy

Millard South

Olivia Bond

Joshua Brisco

Alison Fisher

James Glover

Emily Hohenstein

Jordan A. Williams

Rebecca Yuan

Helen Zhao

Blake Andersen

Millard West

Hannah Mumm

Daniel Shriver

Allias Thomson

Chase Zacharias

Corrin Bemis

Jacob Berggren

Madeline Boulay

Mary Danielson

Richard Diurba

Collin Fox

Connor Hile

Jonah Newton

Andrew Palmesano

Alena Pauley

Morgan Rademacher

Sanjay Ramaprasad

Timothy Richard

Matthew Roth

Millard West

Kristen Hinz

Timothy Kerkhove

Alexander Kolomaya

Spencer Lau

Brandon Marshall

Maya Maudhoo

Jessica McBride

Kevin McCawley

Katherine McGinn

Millard West

Sophie Sealer

Courtney Shannon

Katelyn Strudthoff

Tayler Sundermann

Joshua Tietz

Minden

Faith Vawter

Maxwell Veller

Cailin Winters

Carlie Bauer

Jacob Choquette

Mitchell

Jamie Kissinger

Ried Yelken

Taylor Peters

Adam Schlotthauer

Morrill

Amanda Kaufman

Athena Tarin


OMAHA WORLD-HERALD

2014 Nebraska Honorable Mention Mullen

Dalton Zimmerman

Marcella Mercer

Norfolk Catholic

Nicholas Seier

Blake Uhing

North Loup-Scotia

Miranda Essman

Nebraska City Lourdes

Nebraska City

Robin Alexis Hermsmeyer

Sarah Marie Woodman

Nathan Zaroban

Taylor Bequette

Ashley Keetle

Newman Grove

Colby William Wilkinson

Megan Nelson

Cody Boche

Cathryn Hanzlik

Norfolk

Shana LaPointe

Angie Elizabeth Cook

Ben Sukup

Derek Holmquist

Devon Lockman

Megan Gebhardt

Jessica Dubas

Andrea Jameson

Cameron Johnson

North Platte St. Patrick

Megan Stokey

Brittany Lawrence

Collin Pieper

Cole Johnson

Michael Johnson

Oakland-Craig

Mitchell Timothy Nissen

Andy Loken

Ogallala

Emily K. Weitzenkamp

Zachary D. McClintock

Alexandra Creigh

Ellie Davidson

Colton McCoy

Omaha Benson

Joel Wach

Morgan Molacek

North Bend

Holly Hopson

Cheyenne Nicole Rowe

Omaha Burke

Cody Anderson

Morgan Heimes

Norfolk Catholic

Norris

North Platte

Madalynn Doughty

Niobrara

Billy O’Brien

Norfolk Lutheran

Omaha Bryan

Alan Timilsina

Neligh-Oakdale

Chloe Meier

Michael Siefert

Luke Dolezal

Omaha Brownell-Talbot

Leslie Atkinson

Christina Fossum

Allison Hansen

Omaha Bryan

Mia Hopkins

Amilkar Romero Garcia

Cesar Echevarria Mendez

Omaha Central

Christopher Eckleberry

Philion L. Hoff

Eliot Olson

Lauren Bexten

Alexandra Christine Bohn

Nathan Borcyk

Emma Buckley

Daniel Ewart

Grant Fishburn

Anna Folsom

James Grundke

Sam Lyons

Noah Martinez

Louise Mullen

Rachel Pruch

Molly Rogers

Lauren Wegner

Alec Williams

Omaha Central

Dakota Heath

Alyssandra Holmes

Amanda Huck

Omaha Central

Zach Wilson

Lindsay Wilson

Aryn Huck

A.J. Klukowski

Ethan Koch

Sean Kuhl

Omaha Christian

Song L. Zheng

Erin Cliffton

Zach Lee

Emma Lacroix

Keegan Lathrum

Omaha Concordia

Pearce Davis

Caissa Dieatrick

Omaha Creighton Prep

Benjamin Fletcher

Andrew Baumer

Nicholas Bohlim

Walker Bryan

Christian Cimino

Jacob Davis

Nathan Davis

Christopher Dethlefs

Evan Eilers

Nathan Mann

Michael Matz

Matthew Mordeson

Jason Newell

Ryan Pflug

David Phillips

Jack Polerecky

Omaha Creighton Prep

Martin Gilgenast

Robert Grebl

Rafael Herrera

Trace Jones

Andrew Kelly

Kieran Kelly

Patrick Kenney

Christopher Loeffler

Matthew Magee

Omaha Creighton Prep

John Ratz

Becket Salerno

Brian Sayles

Jordan Schrad

Steven Sleder

Benjamin Smith

Noah Steinauer

Omaha Duchesne

Matthew Strigenz

Bryan Thiele

Robert B. Wellendorf III

Kevin Wilhelm

Paul Witt

Omaha Duchesne

Margaret Collins

Stephanie Emig

Colleen Halpin

Elizabeth Jurek

Brianna Kellar

Brenna Longacre

Simone Duryea

Julianne Faur

Emma Finken

Madalyn Grace

Margaret Owens

Nicole Petrow

Anna Rouw

Shelby Strattan

Jade Krivanek

Reilly Lyon

Annastacia McCarty

Reilly Meyer

Lori Nevole

Meghan Schumacher

Sarah Wangler

Genevieve Jesse

Omaha Northwest

Will Picken

James E. Farnan

Ashley Lopez

Mackenzie Moritz

Alex Ulrich

Shawn Ware

Benjamin S. Carey

Ahnika Lutz

Calla Kessler

Elizabeth Lipschultz

Jackson Matuella

Jacob Andrew Wolff

Benjamin M. Williams

Claire Adams

Sara Sullivan

Ian Brummel

Kersten Crate

Ryan W. Bouda

Kevin Brittan

Brianna Desa

Grace Eliason

Nathan A. Jensen

Adam Judge

Jackie Koenig

Jocelyn Carter

Brock Ericson

Omaha Skutt

Jack Arkfeld

Joe Baratta

Katie Batenhorst

Omaha Skutt

Joe Bloomingdale

Callister Carson

Omaha North

Omaha Roncalli

Nathan Strasser

Kathryn Bunner

Omaha Marian

Omaha Mercy

Omaha North

Ian Howell

Molly Bridges

Omaha Gross

Omaha Marian

Adelaide Curley

Joseph J. Wurtz

Emily Bausback

Omaha South

Delaney Laham

Renalto Lins Maues

Keanu Mendez

Michael Pieper

Nathan Schmidt

Nicole Smith

Joseph Zach

Kevin M. Harkins


OMAHA WORLD-HERALD

2014 Nebraska Honorable Mention Omaha Westside

Omaha South

Camden Bilyeu

Andrew Riesenberg

Joshua J. Cain

Peggy Clements

Morgan Dinkel

Daniel Dooling

Terry Wray Edwards Jr.

Grace Evans

Andrew Gerber

Emily Glazer

Ruby Hickman

Madison Jensen

Jack Johnson

Jayden Johnston

Marian Joyce

Ari Juster

Justin R. Norton

Liam P. O’Riordan

Eva Phillips

Derek M. Richardson

Olivia Thiel

Joseph Toy

Jonathan Vidlak

Rachel Kendall

Jacob King

Delaney Lyman

Gina Metzler

Jonathan Guill

Kara Harvey

Brett C. Homme

Omaha Westside

Katy Kerby

Audrey Leclou

Sophia Limas

Nathaniel Lippincott

Omaha Westside

Stuart Edward Willett

Cassandra McCormick

Tess McFadden

Jessica Kristina Murphree

Ord

Palmer

Palmyra

Bridgette Waller

Emilie Wolfe

Megan Royal

O’Neill

Katelin Zetzman

Charley Burtwistle

Collin Nemec

Aaron Murray

Quinn Michael Nelson

Papillion-La Vista

Reese Burton

Samuel Dominello

Logan Fitzgibbons

Cecilia Flott

Papillion-La Vista

Cameron Mezzell

Emily Popelka

Ashley Schenck

Papillion-La Vista South

Stephanie Schiffert

Steven Southall

Cameron Trofholz

Benjamin Wachholtz

Nicolas Caberos

Papillion-La Vista South

Joshua Jackson

Bobby Larsen

Tayler Diedrichsen

Catelyn Hall

Ciana Long

Kila Timm

Thayer Central

Madison Reece

Nolan Dvorak

Anna Ripp

Miranda Pierce

Kasey Heath

Samantha Jackson

South Platte

Stephanie McClung

Brianna Wilson

Shelby Lewis

Sandhills

Megan Ockinga

Kylie Cadwallader

Kayla Bouska

Tri County

Shelby Cammack

Laura Gerkin

Superior

Samantha Sattler

Tom Waldo

Elisha Scheiber

South Sioux City

Stuart

Jacob Hawley

Kendra Schiermeyer

Samantha Jo Wattier

Megan Ingalls

Southern

Kelsey Buss

Madison Egeberg

Malorie Geiler

Anthony Francis

Jessica Nekl

Haley Trauernicht

Griffin York

Collin Fleecs

Jayson Rezek

Verdigre

Hannah Cook

Ponca

Potter-Dix

Connor Brandt

Katelyn Woten

Kylie Jane Heaton

Samantha Sack

Jalen Barry

Casey Dalager

Rebecca VonSeggern

Christy Swartzendruber

Spalding

Megan Berger

Riley Lewis

Braden Harm

Megan Simonsen

Kurtis Cronican

Megan Christine Jedlicka

Victoria Kranz

Matthew Kachek

Nicolas Rozo

Scottsbluff

Anabel Lira

Micah Holloway

Kelsey Franklin

Brendan Holly

Karliandra Jones

Spalding Academy

Charles Krueger

Caleb Lohrberg

Trevor Sand

John White

Lawrence Seminario

Scribner-Snyder

Kourtney Muller

Katelyn Wobken

Alliegh Glaser

Anna Esch

Silver Lake

Karson Langley

Makenzie Miller

Amber Olson

Shelby Stultz

Syracuse

Alyssa Stripe

Dalton Dozier

Hannah Helwig

Emily Harsin

Wahoo

Ronnie Brust

Marissa E. Wiese

Kelsey Mason

Calder Rosdail

St. Edward

St. Paul

Alyssa SaRee Goldfish

Haley Harsin

Zachary Heitkamp

Dayne Wilson

Joshua Adam Harrahill

Greer Potadle

Wahoo Neumann

Janae Urban

Kaitlin Schneider

Tekamah-Herman

Joseph Benes

Weeping Water

Cassidy C. Wiese

Brady Mailand

Ralston

Schuyler Central

Waco Lutheran

Sydney Edens

Allison Nicole Kiolbasa

Pierce

Sidney

Wayne

Chandler Haist

Perkins County

Shickley

Jennifer Mick

David Forsyth

Pender

Sutton

Veritas Classical

Jacie Rifer

Erika De La Castro

Emily Essmann

Kara Jo Dauel

Southern Valley

Waverly

Emily Clark

Jacy Spencer

Rachel Cournoyer

Tristan Brott

Sandy Creek

Sutherland

Twin River

McKenzie Cuba

Chase Grizzle

Pleasanton

McKenna Ahrens

Eryk Conley

Paxton

Shelby-Rising City

Chase Andrew Nissen

Ngan Thanh Dao

Scott Borcher

Tanner Robbins

Seward

Stanton

Caleb Goeken

Sydney Vickery

Red Cloud

SEM

Silver Lake

Jonathan Turnbull

Plattsmouth

Mitch Scanlan

Ravenna

Emily Schnoor

Rachel Ibach

Leah Danielle Pfeifer

Morgan Kulm

Brady Caverzagie

Pawnee City

Platteview

Randolph

Mackenzie Lemmons

Kallie Marie Ott

Plainview

Pine Hill Christian

Grace Ellen Brown

Morgan McCullough

Emma Himes

Dana Meduna

Wallace

Alexandria Lundvall

West Boyd

Jamie Mashino

Megan Goesch

Dustin Schmidt

Landon Swedberg

West Holt

Hannah Sobotka

Josh Coyle


OMAHA WORLD-HERALD

Millard West Ally Zimmer Outstanding Scholar Class rank: 1st out of 564 College plans: Notre Dame; theology Parents: Greg and Kay Zimmer About: Ally consistently uses her academic talents to serve our school and community. Ally’s upbeat outlook, leadership skills and dedication to volunteer service are a reflection of her outstanding character. Ally’s positive approach to learning and life clearly contributes to her remarkable success.

Morgan Coil Key Staffer Journalistic roles: Yearbook editor College plans: Rockhurst University; nonprofit business major and journalism and Spanish minor Parents: Don and Tami Coil About: Morgan’s hard work and commitment to success coupled with her strong leadership skills and outgoing personality have made her an outstanding student, invaluable editor and well-prepared for her future. Scholarships offered at Millard West: Arianna Adams, Arizona State dean’s, university; Creighton founders; Loyola-Chicago trustee Elise Adams, Arizona State provost’s; Creighton founders, university; UNL Canfield, Legends; UNO chancellor’s Quinn Adams, Creighton university Alyssa Anderson, Missouri Mark Twain, Tigers of the Corn Chapter; UNL David Andrea Anderson, Concordia regent’s, women’s track and cross country Connor Anderson, Metropolitan Community College governors Courtney Artz, Elite Cheer achievement Gabriele Astorino, UNO regents Nathaniel Baker, UNO chancellor’s Meredith Bargman, UNL Canfield Alexandria Barone, College of St. Mary academic; Creighton founders; Iowa National Scholars; Minnesota-Duluth UMD Nicholas Barone, Metropolitan Community College governors David Beaber, UNO chancellor’s Alyssa Beal, College of St. Mary achievement, softball Corrin Bemis; UNL honors textbook, regents Jacob Berggren, Creighton Magis; Marquette Ignatius Magis; UNL regents Ashley Biggs, UNO dean’s Alyssa Birkel, Millard Public Schools Foundation MEA; UNO dean’s Tyler Birkel, Wildcat Wrestling Zechariah Birkel, UNO dean’s Eryn Blagg, Colorado School of Mines merit; Gustavus Adolphus dean’s, legacy; Hamline presidential; Lawrence Richard Warch Honor; Macalester DeWitt Wallace distinguished; Millard Public Schools Foundation Reeder PTO; South Dakota Coyote commitment Justin Blessing, Georgia Institute of Technology GT for undergrads; Purdue presidential; UNL regents; UNO regents Brandon Boever, Northwest Missouri State Bearcat, Tower Alexis Bolamperti, Missouri Western State soccer Madeline Boulay, UNL College of Education & Human Sciences; UNO regents Erik Bruening, Doane Board of Trustees; Millard Public Schools Foundation Buell-Jipp Memorial; UNL Canfield, Legends Owen Brunswick, Colorado Mesa Mountains & Plains Tuition Program, presidential; Kansas distinction Matthew Butler, Millard Public Schools Foundation Lauren Klostermann Memorial Benjamin Carr, Concordia baseball, regents; Midland baseball Jacob Carter, Civil Air Patrol academic; U.S. Air Force ROTC Commander’s Leadership; U.S. Army ROTC James Charvat, Arizona State dean’s, provost’s; Arizona excellence Courtney Cloyed, Northwest Missouri State Bearcat, Tower Morgan Coil, Bethany College academic; Chadron State tuition; Creighton founders; Daughters of the American Revolution Good Citizen; Loyola-Chicago Damen; Millard Public Schools Foundation GE Nelson Memorial, George F. Russell Middle School, Willowdale PTO; Millard West Booster Club Jim Johnston Memorial; President’s Volunteer Service; Rockhurst chancellors, Finucane Service, regent’s; the Prudential Spirit of Community Distinguished Finalist; University of Denver dean; UNO chancellor’s; Northern Colorado Finley Freshman, presidential Taylor Conroy, Chicago State merit, women’s soccer Evan Cox, Northwest Missouri State Bearcat, Tower; South Dakota Coyote Commitment Promise Austin Curtis, Missouri Mark Twain; UNL Canfield Anna Daly, Wesleyan achievement Bryce Darner, Wesleyan achievement, Black & Gold Audrey Davis, South Dakota Coyote Commitment achievement Ari DeVries, UNO regents Richard Diurba, Grinnell College trustee honor; Miami University Red Hawk Excellence; Rice trustee distinguished; UNL regents, Rosa Peterson Ross Drwal, Harvard football; Illinois State University football; Lehigh football; University of Pennsylvania football; Yale football Anna Dubas, Metropolitan Community College governors Audrey Duman, Central Christian academic

Kayla Earl, Northwest Missouri State Bearcat, Tower Erica Ellis, Northwest Missouri State Bearcat, Distinguished Scholar Kevin Emmel, UNO chancellor’s Brianna Erickson, Northwest Missouri State Freshman Merit, Green & White Advantage Jacob Ethen, Colorado School of Mines Merit; UNO regents Joseph Evans, Briar Cliff academic; Doane College Doane Grant, men’s basketball, Van Hoy; Midland University academic, scholar-athlete; Millard Public Schools Foundation Bryce Gerhardt Memorial; Millard West Booster Club Jim Johnston Memorial; Morningside College Dean’s, Men’s Basketball; Nebraska Wesleyan University Academic Achievement, Black & Gold Nicholas Fabry, Millard Public Schools Foundation Sandoz PTA; UNO chancellor’s Rachel Fabry, Millard Public Schools Foundation George F. Russell Middle School, Sandoz PTA; UNL Canfield Devin Farrens, Metropolitan Community College governors Jordan Flemington, Midland cross country and track and field; Wesleyan achievement, Archway, Vaughn; UNL men’s track and field Hannah Fowler, Northwest Missouri State merit, Green & White Advantage; UNO women’s track and field Collin Fox, Iowa State competitive excellence, College of Engineering; Millard Public Schools Foundation Black Elk VIP; Missouri University of Science & Tech. Miner Alumni, trustees out-of-state, trustees; UNL honors textbook, regents; UNO regents Francisco Garcia, UNO chancellor’s Anne Gaston, Metropolitan Community College First Time Freshman Incentive Megan Gehle, Iowa State competitive excellence, dean’s, Generations, Norma J. Hirsch; Millard Public Schools Foundation Ackerman AVT, Coventry Healthcare of Nebraska, Janet R. Singleton Memorial; St. Olaf Cassler Music for Horn, dean’s Connor Gelvin, UNL music Justin Gentile, Metropolitan Community College First Time Freshman Incentive Tyler Goltl, Metropolitan Community College governors Graduating Senior Katherine Grote, UNO dean’s Meghan Guinotte, Creighton founders; Iowa State academic recognition; Millard West girls cross country Tyler Haas, UNL regents; UNO regents Madison Hagenau, Colorado State dean’s; Creighton founders; Kansas State Heritage; Loyola-Chicago Loyola; Marquette Ignatius Magis; Rockhurst Directors’; Iowa National Scholars; Kansas distinction Elizabeth Hamilton, Simpson College endowed, Experience Simpson, academic, vocal music; UNL music Brianne Hansen, Northwest Missouri State Bearcat, Tower Robert Hasty, UNO Dean’s Marissa Heckerson, Metropolitan Community College governors Hannah Hesson, Trinity Chapter #299 Order of the Eastern Star; University of Denver Provost; UNL David, honors textbook, Legends Connor Hile, Millard Public Schools Foundation Alpha Delta Kappa; UNMC Travis B. Lewis Kristen Hinz, Baylor provost’s Gold; Chadron State College tuition; Distinguished Young Woman of Nebraska; Iowa State competitive excellence, dean’s; UNL regents Nicholas Hippen, UNO dean’s; Buffett Foundation College Opportunity Kaela Housh, College of St. Mary opportunity, soccer Jennifer Howie, Metropolitan Community College First Time Freshman Incentive Christopher Hudek, UNO chancellor’s Lauren Hunter, UNL Canfield, Legends Logan Jacik, Ohio baseball Christopher Jameson, UNO dean’s Paige Jochum, Creighton founders Benjamin Johnson, Wesleyan achievement, Black & Gold, Legacy Zachary Johnson, Iowa State competitive excellence Cole Johnston, UNO baseball Caroline Jones, Colorado State provost’s; Missouri Mark Twain Marquise Jones, Wesleyan Archway Garrett Josten, Midland golf Timothy Kerkhove, Creighton merit; Iowa State Agriculture & Life Sciences Dean’s Leadership, competitive excellence; Macalester DeWitt Wallace Distinguished, National Merit Miranda King, Wayne State special abilities art Cody Klaiber, Colorado Mesa Mountains & Plains Tuition Program, presidential scholar; Midland University Anderson Leader Athlete; UNO dean’s; Wartburg College presidential Emily Knieriem, Arizona excellence; University of the Arts Artist Joseph Koca, Creighton university; Kansas distinction Alexander Kolomaya, Creighton founders; Iowa State competitive excellence; St. Olaf College Dean’s; Kansas excellence Adam Kotrous, Nebraska Opportunity Taylor Kotrous, Metropolitan Community College First Time Freshman Incentive Jenna Krager, Buena Vista Heritage; Hamline honors; Wesleyan president’s; Northwest Missouri State Bearcat, distinguished Sara Krzycki, Benedictine College academic; College of St. Mary achievement; Wesleyan achievement, president’s; UNO dean’s Eryn Larsen, Morningside achievement, Ambassador, track and cross country; Wesleyan achievement, Archway, Legacy Spencer Lau, Millard Public Schools Foundation Beadle Middle School Aaron Lechtenberger, UNO chancellor’s Meridyth Lee, Dordt presidential; Northwestern College Collegiate, Red 101; South Dakota Coyote commitment promise Emily Leichner, Doane presidential; Wesleyan president’s; UNK regents; UNL regents; UNO regents Tanner Lerdahl, Aurora Crimi, out of state, university; Omaha Hockey High School Bailee Lichter, K.T. Family Foundation; Millard Public Schools Foundation Black Elk VIP; UNL College of Journalism & Mass Communications, David, honors textbook, Legends Aleesha Liu, Creighton founders; Drexel A.J. Drexel; Morningside dean’s; St. Louis University deans’; Seattle University trustee; UNO regents Jacob Loberg, Morningside dean’s, men’s volleyball; UNO Dean’s Zachary Luther, Metropolitan Community College Board of Governors; UNO chancellor’s Katy Mar, Iowa State competitive excellence; Millard Public Schools Foundation Bryce Gerhardt Memorial; UNL Canfield, chancellor’s leadership Shea Marcinski, William Jewell presidential, women’s swimming

Megan Markin, Augustana dean’s; Minnesota State Mankato Maverick; St. Cloud State presidential, residence hall Brandon Marshall, UNL regents, UNO regents Maya Maudhoo, Boston University performance; Carnegie Mellon undergraduate; Creighton founders; New England Conservatory NEC Merit, NEC; New York University Steinhardt Music Talent; Northwestern University Northwestern; University of Michigan, School of Music Theatre & Dance Merit-Based; University of Rochester Dean’s, Eastman School of Music Howard Hanson, National Grant, Undergraduate Grant Jessica McBride, UNL regents; UNO regents Kevin McCawley, Millard Business Community Foundation, Excellence, Wheeler PTA Grant McCreedy, Midland baseball Katherine McGinn, Colorado College trustee merit; Grinnell trustee honor; Millard Public Schools Foundation Morton/PTO Tom Mosser; UNO regents Mackenzie McGlynn, Hastings soccer; WOWT TV Broadcasting Connor McMartin, Augustana College presidential; UNO regents Carly Meier, Drake presidential Skyler Monaghan, Drake presidential; Northwest Missouri State football; Wayne State football Monte Monteleagre, Mount Marty excellence; Wesleyan achievement, Board of Governors, Instrument Ensemble Performance, theatre; UNO regents Emma Morice, Hastings dance, Pro Rege; Northwest Missouri State merit, Green & White Advantage Claire Mueller, Drake presidential; Loras College Loras merit, presidential; Rockhurst Dowling, Regent’s; St. Louis University deans’; Truman State Combined Ability, non-resident tuition, president’s honorary; South Dakota Coyote commitment achievement Nicole Muirhead, Millard Public Schools Foundation Nancy Yaley Memorial; UNL Canfield, Legends Sajida Nazarie, Iowa State competitive excellence, College of Engineering, Diane Brandt Fund; Millard Public Schools Foundation Ackerman AVT; UNO chancellor’s Jonah Newton, Colorado School of Mines merit; Purdue presidential; Missouri Mark Twain; UNL regents Julia Nissen, South Dakota Coyote commitment distinction Joseph Novotny, Augustana dean’s; Benedictine college; Drake presidential; Hastings Ringland; Morningside dean’s, football/achievement; Wesleyan Black & Gold; Northwestern College collegiate, football, Moritz Nebraska Donor; Peru State Board of Trustees; Simpson academic, Alumni/Dependency, Clergy Sara Odeh, UNO dean’s Carly Olsen, UNO chancellor’s Eric Olson, UNL Canfield; UNO dean’s Andrew Palmesano, UNL honors textbook, regents; UNO regents Gabrielle Patterson, UNK chancellor’s Alena Pauley, Millard West Student Council Madyson Pendergast, Northwest Missouri State Bearcat, Tower Olivia Person, Creighton Magis; UNL regents; UNO regents Richard Pesek, University of Central Missouri Football Erin Peterman, Northwest Missouri State Merit, Green & White Advantage Jacob Pfeiffer, William Jewell choral, Jewell distinction, trustee Harrison Phillips, Arizona State football; Boise State football; Dartmouth football; Duke football; Florida Atlantic football; Harvard football; Illinois State football; Kansas State football; Lehigh football; Millard Public Schools Foundation Wildcat Wrestling; North Dakota State football; Northern Illinois football; Oregon State football; Princeton football; South Dakota State football; Stanford football; U.S. Army West Point Academy football; UCLA football; Michigan football; Minnesota-Twin Cities football; UNL football; North Dakota football; University of Ohio football; University of Pennsylvania football and wrestling; South Dakota football; University of Toledo football; Tulsa football; Wisconsin-Madison football; Wyoming football; Vanderbilt football; Western Illinois football; Western Michigan football; Yale football Paige Phipps, Missouri Western State president’s academic, soccer Austin Post, Millard West boys cross country; UNL Canfield Joshua Preston, Kansas nonresident excellence; UNL Canfield; UNO chancellor’s Michaela Punt, Millard West Student Council Laura Quigley, Northwest Missouri State Bearcat, Tower Morgan Rademacher, Millard Public Schools Foundation Rohwer PTO; Iowa National Scholars, Old Gold; Kansas nonresident excellence; Missouri Mark Twain; UNL honors textbook, regents Sanjay Ramaprasad, Iowa State College of Engineering, George Washington Carver Tuition Deanna Richard, Kansas State activity Timothy Richard, Cornell presidential; Truman State achievement, Combined Ability, non-resident tuition, President’s Honorary; Kansas nonresident excellence; Wheaton Charles Blanchard presidential Erin Ridder, Creighton university; Kansas State Denison; Millard Public Schools Foundation Beadle Middle School, Wheeler PTA; Wesleyan achievement, Archway, Legacy; Rockhurst Community Tess Riecke, UNO chancellor’s; Wayne State Neihardt Nathan Rosenberry, Metropolitan Community College governors Matthew Roth, UNO regents Spencer Rue, Acacia Leadership Gina Saladino, UNL Canfield Daniel Sandoz, Drake presidential; Rockhurst Provincial Taylor Sather, Northwest Missouri State Bearcat, Tower Jessica Satiroff, University of New Mexico Amigo Brooke Savage, Doane women’s basketball Samantha Schmitz, Iowa State competitive excellence; Marquette Ignatius Magis; Michigan State presidential study abroad, university scholars; Iowa National Scholars; UNL Canfield Emily Schumacher, Great Plans United Methodist; Multi Student; Wesleyan achievement, president’s; UNO dean’s; Wesleyan Grant Sophie Sealer, UNL regents Andrew Sempek, St. Louis University deans’; South Dakota School of Mines & Technology university; University of Denver Dean Courtney Shannon, Creighton Magis; Wesleyan founders; Truman State combined ability, non-resident tuition, president’s honorary, president’s leadership; UNL regents Landon Sibole, Northwestern College presidential, men’s soccer

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Christopher Bierman, Newman trustees, community leadership recognition; Northwest Missouri State Tower, American Dream, Bearcat advantage; Rockhurst Ignatius, SEOG, Loyola, St. Peter Claver Matthew Bohnhoff, Drake presidential, Bulldog, legacy; UNL CASNR; Rockhurst achievement; St. Louis College of Pharmacy presidential merit; Wayne State presidential Elijah Buckhold, UNO dean’s; University of Illinois-Springfield CAP Honors Andrew Carpenter, Tulsa academic, heritage Ben Connealy, Benedictine academic Jarrett Crnkovich, DePaul presidential Ryan Degener, UNO honors program; Rockhurst provincial, Loyola Collin Donahue, Creighton founders; UNO regents; Rockhurst Loyola, directors; St. Louis University deans’ Garrison Emsick, UNO chancellor’s; Rockhurst provincial, Loyola Cameron Engel, UNL regents; TCU deans’ Will Ernst, TCU faculty; Kansas excellence Jacob Eyth, UNO regents Rowan Gruber, Colorado School of Mines merit; Iowa State competitive excellence; Marquette Ignatius/Magis; Nebraska Academic Decathlon; UNL regents Alex Hynes, Creighton Magis, presidential; UNL regents Eun Woo Jee, World-Herald outstanding scholar Kevin Jewell, Creighton Magis; Loyola-Chicago Damen; St. Louis vice president’s; Seton Hall university; TCU deans’ Andy Johannes, Creighton Magis; Loyola-Chicago Damen; UNL regents; St. Louis presidential finalist Thomas Kalil, UNL regents; Notre Dame university, provost’s Brian Kim, Seton Hall university, Pirate achievement Justin Lytle, Benedictine college; UNO regents; UNL regents; St. Thomas academic; Drake presidential John Mikulicz, Centris Federal Credit Union academic; Iowa State College of Engineering, competitive excellence; UNL David; South Dakota School of Mines tech challenge scholar Matthew Okalebo, Seton Hall university Evan Pink, Nebraska Land Improvement Contractor’s Association Kyle Silke, UNO chancellor’s, honors program Will Sleddens, UNL honors textbook, regents; Western Douglas County Chamber of Commerce Colin Svoboda, Xavier Catholic Buschmann; Loyola-New Orleans recognition; Regis Blue and Gold Jackson Taylor, Creighton founders; UNO dean’s Blake Tomich-Batten, Creighton university; Seton Hall university Scott Townsend, Marquette Ignatius, Magis; UNL David; St. Louis deans’ Cooper Wilson, St. Mary Winona dean’s, Catholic high school; Loras merit Davis Wilson, St. Mary Winona trustee, Catholic high school; St. Thomas academic; Rockhurst provincial; Creighton university Chunyang Xu, Creighton Matteo Ricci; St. Louis academic

Omaha Benson Emily Grandgenett Outstanding Scholar Class rank: 2nd out of 340 College plans: UNL; secondary education-English Parents: Neal and

Anne Grandgenett About: Not only is Emily an academic asset, she also is a positive role model in our building. She is always kind and always cheerful. She is involved as president of National Honor Society and captain of the swim team. She is in student council, senior senate, tennis and cross country. She also goes as a supporter to events for several other athletics and clubs at our school.

Emma Diamond

Outstanding Scholar Class rank: unranked out of 57 College plans: California-Berkeley; mathematics Parents: Jeong Taek Jee and

Surgsil Lee About: Excellent service in tutoring and participating in events across the board. High respect by peers and faculty.

Moon Sup Kim Key Staffer Journalistic roles: Yearbook editor in chief; graphics editor for all publications College plans: Georgetown; psychology Parents: Young Jin Kim and Hyeryun Chung About: He accepts every task asked of him, completes those tasks beyond the original requirements and volunteers for any last-minute needs. Scholarships offered at Mount Michael: John Beckman, Regis achievement; University of Mary Catholic scholar

Key Staffer Journalistic roles: Yearbook editor College plans: Iowa State; animal science Parents: Byron and Denise

Diamond About: The yearbook would not have been possible without Emma’s constant dedication. Scholarships offered at Omaha Benson:

Sydney Anderson, Benson High Booster Club; Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation Kylee Askew, Concerned and Caring Educators; Loyola Damen; Michigan State National Spartan, supplemental; Omaha Education Association OEA Foundation, Mr. & Mrs. Henry Colson memorial; Omaha Schools Foundation Magnet Mangerine Baw, Benson Instrumental Music Boosters; Omaha Schools Foundation Superintendent’s future educator; Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation Britney Bearfield, Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation Purni Biswa, Michael & Susan Dell Foundation; Omaha Schools Foundation Donald F. & Mildred Topp Othmer; Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation CheQuilia Brown, Metropolitan Community College incentive Mayriah Brown, Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation TaShiana Coffiel-Nelson, Creighton softball Ky-Antre Compton, Beta Upsilon Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc.

Diego Cristobal, Gates Foundation Millenium; Omaha Schools Foundation Ally Milder memorial; Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation Tha Blay Dah, Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation Emily Dennis, Northwest Missouri State Bearcat, Tower; Omaha Education Association Charles Matthews memorial; UNL health sciences Emma Diamond, Omaha Education Association Gunnar Horn journalism; Omaha Schools Foundation Karl & Midori Johnson Science Annie Do, Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation Kelsey Getz, Benson High Booster Club, cheerleading; Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation Kylie Getz, Benson High Booster Club, cheerleading; Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation Cristal Gonzalez, Southwestern University Ruter Emily Grandgenett, Omaha Education Association Mr. & Mrs. Henry Colson memorial, Wendy Cooper memorial; World-Herald outstanding scholar; Omaha Schools Foundation Ricki Getzschman memorial Selena Gray, Benson High Alumni Association; Omaha Benson High School Magnet Randall Owens memorial Courtney Green, Benson Instrumental Music Boosters; Metropolitan Community College governors; Omaha Education Association Roberta Kiewit memorial; Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation Elizabeth Green, Metropolitan Community College governors; Omaha Schools Foundation Donald F. & Mildred Topp Othmer; Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation Kayla Guerrero, Midland athletic; Peru State College cooperating schools; Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation Precious Harbour, Thomas Edison Elementary PTA Amber Hoffman, Omaha Schools Foundation Melanie Koontz memorial Marcus Hohn, South Dakota Bush Foundation teacher Holly Hopson, Creighton diversity, founders; Delta Theta Chi Sorority Irene Mutch Thomson; Omaha Benson High School Magnet Dr. Roland Hoff; Grand View presidential; Minne Lusa Elementary PTA; Omaha Schools Foundation Superintendent’s Super 13; Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation; Wayne State College trustees Marria Hser, Metropolitan Community College incentive; Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation KaMwee Htoo, Assistance League of Omaha teen parent; Metropolitan Community College governors; Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation Michelle Jankowski, Wesleyan achievement Alan Juvrud, Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation Maxwell Kaye, Midland football Caroline Keillor, Benson High Alumni Association William F. Nimtz; Omaha Schools Foundation Carl W. & Antoynette Nielsen educational fund; UNO dean’s Hnin Khine, Benson High Alumni Association and the Graeve Family; Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation Justin Kinsey, Omaha Schools Foundation Ione C. Paxton Kia Kirby, Metropolitan Community College incentive Rylee Kroeger, Doane softball, community award; Omaha Benson High School Magnet Dr. Roland Hoff; Northwest Missouri State Bearcat, Tower Hen Ku, Metropolitan Community College governors; Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation Se Lah, Benson High Alumni Association; Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation Benjamin Lopez-Estrada, Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation Heman Magar, Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation Octavia McGraw, Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation; Urban League of Nebraska Zachary Miller, Culver-Stockton College president’s, travel/study program; Omaha Education Association Mary McNamara memorial Brian Mills, Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation Azubuike Obiaka, Omaha Schools Foundation Harry A. Burke Sha Paw, Benson High Alumni Association and the Charles “Chuck” Davey memorial; Omaha Benson High School Magnet endowment; Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation Tyree Peter, Northwest Missouri State Bearcat, Tower Renae Phillips, Metropolitan Community College incentive Alyssa Quast, Northwest Missouri State freshman merit, Green and White advantage Jesseca Reed, Urban League of Nebraska Cheyenne Rowe, Omaha Benson High School Magnet leadership; Creighton founders; Omaha Education Association Allen Seline memorial; Omaha Education Association Mary McNamara memorial; Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation; UNL Canfield, Davis Chambers; UNO dean’s Angela Samson, Doane community award; Wesleyan achievement Paw Wai Say, Metropolitan Community College governors; Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation Darrell Schulte, Benson Instrumental Music Boosters marching band Andy Krueger (Heart of Band) memorial Kristopher Scott, Iowa advantage; UNL achievement, Legends Paw Sen, Metropolitan Community College governors Klee Shwe, Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation Selena Stack, Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation Angel Streeter, Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation Jayden Swensen, Briar Cliff football; Buena Vista Gold; Omaha Education Association Mr. & Mrs. Henry Colson memorial Terrence Tucker, Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation Shee Wah, Metropolitan Community College governors Zhomontee Watson, Benson High Alumni Association John C. McElheney; Omaha Benson High School Magnet leadership; Concerned and Caring Educators; Girls Incorporated of Omaha; MKN Chapter of the MAEOPP TRIO; Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation Clintasha Westbrook, Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation Justice Wright, Morton Magnet Middle School PTO; Omaha Home for Boys

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2014 Nebraska Honorable Mention West Point Central Catholic

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Blake Hass

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Chandler Huston

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2014 Academic Judges Western Iowa Judges

West-central judges

From left Mike Hale activities director and assistant principal at Council Bluffs Lewis Central Sherry Bielenberg college composition teacher at Sioux City East Steve Irvin counselor at Treynor

From left *Shane Alexander Principal at Bloomfield Kevin Witte Social studies teacher at Kearney and winner of the 2013 Milken Family Foundation National Educator Award Jeffrey Horner Counselor at Minden

Metro judges

Eastern judges

From left Andrew Rikli superintendent of schools, Papillion-La Vista School District Susan Toohey head of school at Omaha Marian *Bette A. Norton Ball director of counseling at Omaha Central

From left *Kelcy Sass counseling team leader at Lincoln Southeast John Schwartz Principal at Seward Karen Gengenbach Counselor at Blair

PHOTOS BY JAMES R. BURNETT/THE WORLD-HERALD Andrea Pelster

* Indicates involvement in second round of judging: selection of Nebraska All State Team

Cassi Thunker

Wilber-Clatonia

Wyatt Tate Schroder

Kiley Schuerman

Wilcox-Hildreth

Rachel Arehart

Matthew Cedar

Winnebago

Marquel Harlan

Justis WolfLeader

Wisner-Pilger

Alyssa Andersen

Erica J. Lewis

Wood River

Dylan J. Mayfield

Kylee Marie Sutton

York

Johnathan Fletcher

Kaycee Hartley

Yutan

Victoria Johnson

Yutan

James McLaughlin

Lilly Kult

How the academic program works High school seniors qualify for nomination in The World-Herald All Academic program two ways: 1) They are one of the two highest-ranked students in the senior class or 2) They scored 32 or better on the ACT or 2080 or better on the SAT. Judging panels made up of educators from throughout the region meet in Omaha to select members of four regional teams: eastern Nebraska, metro Omaha, west-central Nebraska and western Iowa. Each regional panel chooses 12 members for a first team. The three Nebraska panels also choose 12 members for a second team. With the superior credentials of all the nominees, the task of identifying the best of the best is not an easy one for judges. Judges do not know the school, name or gender of the students. They know the nominees only by a number. All nominees are judged on their academic credentials. Beyond test scores on college entrance exams, GPAs and class rank, those credentials include 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 senior schedule. So a student with high test scores but with little involvement in school may not be chosen by judges for recognition. 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. A new judging panel is formed, made up of one person from each of the original three Nebraska judging panels. From the pool of 36 students, nine are named to the All State team. All three regions of the state are represented on the 2014 All State team.

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2014 Outstanding Scholars and Key Staffers Since 1922, The World-Herald has recognized top graduates of Omahaarea high schools with scholarships. Outstanding seniors at 41 high schools in the Omaha-Council Bluffs area received checks for $500 this year. Each school selects one Outstanding Scholar, honoring a student for outstanding academics, character, leadership and school citizenship. The Key Staffer award salutes journalistic achievement by a high school

Bellevue East Kealy M. Ecklund Outstanding Scholar Class rank: 1st out of 354 College plans: UNL, Creighton or UNO; pre-pharmacy Parents: Mark Ecklund and Lisa Venhaus About: Kealy’s hard work, high standards and internal motivation have earned her the high academic standing and respect of her teachers and peers here at Bellevue East. Her genuine compassion for others and her generosity are qualifites that are rare in people, let alone a high school student. She is a leader, not only among her teams and activities she is involved in, but a leader of our school and community.

Levi Holden Key Staffer Journalistic roles: Newspaper editor in chief College plans: Northwest Missouri; biology Parents: Virnon

and Lea Holden About: Levi was selected for the Key Staffer Award because of his dedication. Even though Levi’s many duties required much of him, he tackled every assignment with an amazing work ethic, always meeting deadline and often completing his work ahead of deadlines with a thoroughness and sense of professionalism that consistently served as an example for others. Scholarships offered at Bellevue East:

Madeline Bishop, Bellevue East Chieftain Theatre Booster Club; Bellevue Public Schools Foundation Cole Blevins, Nebraska State Grange Deaf Education; UNL Computer Science Day Breanna Bollow, Wesleyan achievement Gage Boyce, UNL Entomology Department Ellen Brightweiser, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post 10727 Abby Burnett, Peru State Cooperating Schools, Campus Citizen Award T’eyrr Bynum, Bradley forensics; UNL

forensics Tanner Casart, UNL Canfield Kourtney Chewning, Wesleyan Archway, achievement Brandon Chunka-Butler, Wesleyan Archway, achievement Kaitlyn Collins, Omaha Police Federal Credit Union Jarrod Conley, UNL Air Force ROTC Commander’s (Type 1) Michael Cook, UNO dean’s Amber Craig, Kansas State Denison; Missouri State Midwest Student Exchange Program; Missouri Western State president’s, Neighboring State; Missouri-Kansas City Metropolitan Scholars Non-Resident; South Dakota Coyote Commitment Nathan Crawford, William and Mary James Monroe Scholars Program; Fordham semifinalist/finalist; Loyola-Chicago presidential Samuel Dalton, Bellevue Public Schools Foundation Nathan Duffy, UNL David, Pepsi Service and Leadership, College of Ag Sciences and Natural Resources, Science Olympiad Championship, honors textbook Lucas Duman, Bellevue Drug Commission for Drug-Free Youth Kealy Ecklund, Creighton Magis; World-Herald outstanding scholar; UNL regents; UNO regents Jamie Frangoulis, UNO chancellor’s Claire Gasparovich, College of St. Mary Academic Achievement; Federal Employees Education and Assistance Fund Military Dependent; UNO chancellor’s Ria Mai Geguera, Bellevue Education Association; Massachusetts-Amherst chancellor’s Cody Girouex, Midland Arts Excellence Evan Gross, Leonard Lawrence School PTA Peyton Hagen, Bellevue East Scholar/Athlete; College of St. Mary achievement, women’s basketball; Concordia dean’s; Doane Community Award; Morningside ambassador Callie Hensel, Creighton Founders; Wesleyan president’s, achievement; UNL Canfield Jacqueline Herrin, Bellevue BRUIN Community Levi Holden, Betz Elementary PTA; Creighton Founders; Wesleyan president’s; Northwest Missouri State Bearcat, Tower; Union College academic Roshawn Hollie, Hastings Ringland, women’s basketball Breanna Hollis, Northwest Missouri State Green and White Advantage, merit Kathryn Hoover, American Legion Post 339 Martin Graves; University of Sioux Falls achievement Lauren Hull, Peru State Cooperating Schools, Campus Citizen Award Elizabeth James, Cottey College Founder’s, Theatre and Speech, Celebration of Achievement, Summer Program; Nebraska P.E.O. Chapter, Shirley Blair & Cynthia Lloyd, W. Joyce Goff, Chapter Contributions Jennifer James, Bellevue Public Schools Houghton Family Charitable Trust Lisbeth Jaramillo-Gonzalez, Metropolitan Community College Board of Governors Graduating Senior Katrina Jenkins, Alpha Delta Kappa for Education Majors; Bares Family Foundation; Betz PTA; Delta Kappa Gamma-Alpha Iota Chapter; TeamMates Mentoring Program Osborne Opportunity; UNO chancellor’s Jordan Jewell, Nebraska Christian Loving

senior on any high school publication. Thirty-six of the schools selected a recipient this year. Schools were asked to offer a comment about why each student was selected for either the Outstanding Scholar or Key Staffer honor. Not all schools did. The schools also were invited to share a list of the scholarships offered to members of their senior class as of April 23.

Compassionately Khalil Johnson, TeamMates Mentoring Program Osborne Opportunity Miranda Keeler, AIB College of Business Honors, golf; Beaver Lake Ladies Auxiliary; Bellevue East Chieftain FBLA; College of St. Mary achievement, golf; Lake Ridge Ladies Golf; McCook Community College President’s Tuition, Walsh-Brady; Northwest Missouri State Bearcat, Tower, golf; Southwest Minnesota State dean’s, golf Kaitlin Kenny, Peru State Cooperating Schools James Knights, Knights of Columbus Council 6192 Mark C. Rogers Eagle Scout and Vigil Honor; UNK chancellor’s, Cooperating Schools; UNO chancellor’s; US Army ROTC 3-Year Randi Knox, Augustana academic; Augustana College Rock Island IL Dean’s, Theatre, Outof-State, Early Filer; Bellevue East Chieftain Theatre Booster Club; Wesleyan Black and Gold, achievement Kaitlin Kozusko, College of St. Mary achievement, volleyball Trevor Lenear, York basketball; Bellevue East Scholar/Athlete; Bellevue Public Schools Richard L. Herringer Memorial; Bellevue Rod and Gun Club; Concordia-Seward Regent’s, Lutheran Heritage; Doane Board of Trustees, Football Excellence, football, Legacy; Wesleyan Black and Gold; Runza Student of the Week Mamer Mamer, Wesleyan achievement Diana Marcum, Fairview Elementary Alumni Cathleen Marsh, Peru State Cooperating Schools, Campus Citizen Award, golf Charleen Marsh, Peru State Cooperating Schools, Campus Citizen Award, golf Cody McDaniel, Metropolitan Community College Board of Governors Graduating Senior; U.S. Bowling Congress Jenna McNair, Metropolitan Community College Board of Governors Graduating Senior Ashton Miller, Conductix Wampfler Katherine Munoz, Wesleyan Archway Maihan Nguyen, UNO chancellor’s Lexi Orme, Brigham Young-Provo academic; Nebraska Elks Association Most Valuable Student; Offutt Officers’ Spouses’ Club Charitable Association Haley Ourada, Creighton Magis; UNL regents Alexis Pettit, UNL Canfield John Porter, Bellevue Junior Sports Association; Chadron State wrestling; Nebraska Wrestling Coaches Association 2014 Class A Senior Joshua Prokupek, Bellevue Public Schools Foundation; Briar Cliff achievement; Central College presidential, trustee, vocal music, journey; Creighton Founders; Drake presidential; Luther College president’s; Morningside dean’s; National Association of Railway Business Women; Rockhurst chancellor’s; UNO chancellor’s Jasmine Putney, Bellevue Public Schools Foundation; Creighton Founders; Iowa National Scholars, Advantage Iowa Elizabeth Rea, Creighton Founders; UNO dean’s Joshua Reynoso, Hispanic Heritage Foundation; Morningside academic Alexis Reza, Creighton Founders; UNO dean’s, music Daniel Rodenbarger, Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium merit Corby Ross, Doane Legacy, golf Sarah Roth, Bellevue Rotary Club Rod

Schmidt Memorial; Nebraska Christian Thinking Biblically Dean’s Chrystal Russell, Wesleyan Archway Jewel Sansone, UNL Canfield Kirstin Schwart, Missouri State Midwest Student Exchange Program; University of Central Missouri Red & Black, Midwest Student Exchange Program Courtney Selch, Alegent Creighton Health; Alegent Creighton Health Midlands Hospital Medical staff volunteer, auxiliary volunteer; Sarpy County Republican Women’s Club; Wayne State Cooperating Schools Miranda Serna, Wesleyan Black and Gold, achievement Sarah Sindelar, Bellevue Public Schools T.J. Kinnick Memorial; Creighton Magis; Hastings Crimson; Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium merit, general; UNL regents, honors textbook; UNO regents Heather Smith, Bellevue Public Schools Gary L. Parker Memorial; Sterling academic Weather Smith, Air Force Officers’ Wives Club of Washington, D.C.; Offutt Officers’ Spouses’ Club Charitable Association Ashley Staley, Suburban Rotary Club Charitable Foundation Mya Thornton, Bellevue Senior Community Center Ada Max Brookover; Metropolitan Community College Board of Governors Graduating Senior; Wesleyan Black and Gold, achievement; UNK chancellor’s, Cooperating Schools; UNL Canfield Melissa Tomrdle, Bares Family Foundation; Wesleyan president’s, Marshall; Twin Ridge PTA; UNO dean’s, music, marching band Scott Walker, Air Force Association, Aksarben Chapter James M. Keck; UNO chancellor’s Thomas Walther, Bellevue Junior Sports Association; Bellevue Knights of Columbus; Briar Cliff academic, football; Creighton Founders; Wesleyan Black and Gold, achievement Dylan Wheeler, Conductix Wampfler Bud Windorski, Midland football Reid Wondra, Iowa State academic recognition; UNL Canfield Anthony Yates, UNL Davis-Chambers Shara Rose Yumul, Bellevue-Offutt Kiwanis Club George Thompson; Metropolitan Community College Board of Governors Graduating Senior Rebecca Zawistowski, Military Impacted Schools Association; Creighton Founders, Ignatian; UNL Canfield, Carl A. Donaldson Fund Chemistry Day Austin Zimmer, Central Christian College Academic; Concordia-Seward regents, baseball; Morningside presidential, baseball

Bellevue West Brad Brazeal Outstanding Scholar Class rank: 1st out of 425 College plans: UNO; civil engineering

Parents: Chris and Sandy Brazeal About: Brad is an outstanding student in both academics and athletics. His work ethic, positive attitude and leadership have helped him to be very successful in his four years at Bellevue West. He is a master at time management and is a great representative of our school.

Hailey Stolze Key Staffer Journalistic roles: Newspaper editor, yearbook theme editor and video yearbook web editor. College plans: University of Missouri-Columbia; convergence journalism Parents: James and De Ann Stolze About: She is a journalist through and through and is focused on making everything she works on a success. Scholarships offered at Bellevue West: Sydney Addison, Metro Board of Governors Alexa Aikens, Metro Board of Governors; Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation; Charles Dennis Memorial Sarah Anderson, Leonard Lawrence PTA Jordan Anton, Wayne State Board of Trustees Brandon Armstrong, Midland track Katherine Begley, Leonard Lawrence PTA Conner Beyersdorf, KPE Engineering; Creighton Magis; UNL regents Madison Braun, Morningside basketball Brad Brazeal, UNO chancellor’s; UNL David; Iowa State competitive excellence; Kansas excellence; Bellevue Public Schools Foundation; World-Herald outstanding scholar Austin Brown, UNO chancellor’s Alexa Burmeister, Kansas excellence Courtney Bybee, Northwest Missouri State distinguished, Bearcat Matthew Callahan, Missouri University of Science & Technology Excellence, miner alumni, excellence out of state; Embry-Riddle Aeronautical presidential; Tubreaux Aviation Private Pilot Training Program; Civil Air Patrol Daedalian; Corps of Cadets Alumni Association Emerging Leader; Florida Institute of Technology; UNL regents; UNO regents; Kansas excellence, School of Engineering dean’s, aerospace engineering Breanna Carter, Northwest Missouri State Tower, Bearcat, Cultural Enrichment Level 3; Garden City Community College baseball Christopher Coffelt, Military Impacted Schools Association Rachel Colwell, Bellevue Rotary Club Claudia Cortes Reyes, Iowa Advantage Iowa, National Scholars; Houghton Family Charitable Trust Lauren Crouch, Highland Community College

softball Brent Dail, Central Community College ACT Advantage, EducationQuest Foundation; Nebraska Machinery Corporation Alex Deters, AFA Ak-Sar-Ben Chapter James Keck; Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation; Bellevue Public Schools Foundation Pimmi Dike, Bellevue University volleyball Frank Dolincheck, Morningside football Elizabeth Driggers, Metro Board of Governors Andrew Edwards, UNL Canfield Kaitlyn Ericksen, South Dakota Coyote Commitment Mackenzie Fletcher, Midland soccer Kerrigan Flynn, William Penn softball Juan Garcia, Creighton Jiosajandy Garcia-Reyna, Brandon Tharp Memorial; Bellevue Drug Commission; Creighton Founders; College of St. Mary achievement Jake Garner, Bellevue Junior Sports Association Mike Gilbert, Wayne State baseball Dakota Green, Suburban Rotary Foundation Katie Green, Texas Christian deans; UNO regents; UNL regents; Creighton Magis; University of Sioux Falls Board of Trustees academic Kristin Hanson, Bellevue University soccer Loriana Harkey, Eastern Star; Nebraska Wesleyan presidents; Bellevue Public Schools Foundation Christian Hatterle, St. Benedictine basketball Keenan Humm, UNL Pepsi Scholar, Nebraska Achievement, David Haley Jones, OEA Foundation; Johnson & Wales University presidential, Culinary Essentials, DECA Hannah Joyce, UNL regents, honors textbook Caitlin Kieser, Calvin College honors Sierra Kimel, Coastal Carolina Teal Scholar; Fairview Elementary; Golf FORE The Troops Paul Klabunde, Midland Anderson Leader Athlete Megan Klostermeyer, Leonard Lawrence PTA Brayden Knapp, Chadron State track Madison Lambert, Bellevue University soccer, academic Madeline Langenfeld, Stephens presidential, dance; Northwest Missouri State Tower, Bearcat; Creighton Founders; UNL Canfield JaChaun Laravie, Great Western Bank Kate Liveringhouse, South Dakota Coyote Commitment Leadership, basketball Joseph Longhini, Creighton Founders; UNO regents Alexis Madison, Hastings bowling Colten McCauley, Rex & Lois Cadwallader Nicole McElroy, Walter Scott Jr.; UNO regents Velvet McKim, Matthew Grimes Memorial; Metro Board of Governors Lalah McLaughlin, Bellevue Education Association Timothy Messina, Iowa State competitive excellence, College of Human Sciences dean’s; Creighton Magis; UNL regents; UNO regents; Offutt Officers’ Spouses’ Club Jennifer Mitera, Mount Marty merit, softball Kelsey Mitera, Mount Marty achievement, softball Austin A. Moore, Creighton Founders Haley Nast, Doane track Courtney Nunes, Creighton Brian Orellana, Susan Thompson Buffett

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CONGRATULATIONS TO THESE 2014-2015 SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS

Board of Trustees’ Scholarship Recipients

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

CHADRON STATE COLLEGE Stephanie Alfred, Mitchell Nikita Anderson, Scottsbluff Cole Beaver, Scottsbluff Trevor Benge, Hemingford Sierra Bixby, Ellsworth Justin Brester, Gering Justin Briggs, Grant Megan Buskirk, Alliance Brianna Bussinger, Valentine Miles Chasek, Chadron Leanne DeKay, Chambers Shaniya DeNaeyer, Valentine Rachel Dowling, Hampton Kylie Ellwanger, Sidney Regan Garey, Curtis Christian Groskopf, Gering Colton Hall, North Platte Ashlyn Hanson, Seward Tate Harvey, Mitchell Emily Heimann, Elkhorn Matthew Heng-Martin, Kimball Savannah High, Bertrand Natausha Holtz, Sidney Jordan Houser, Hay Springs Jessica Hurd, Gordon Tate Jensen, Benkelman Amanda Kaufman, Morrill Chet Krajewski, Oshkosh Karson Langley, Sidney Courtney Larson, Gering Damian McAlevy, Ravenna Bo McVay, Gering Morgan Michael, Mitchell Hannah Miller, Alliance Elspeth Moon, Gordon John Murphy, Harrison Chelsea Nollette, Whitman Madison Reece, Hebron Shannon Schneider, Cody Justin Schwartzkopf, Mitchell George Shadbolt, Merriman Jeremy Sousek, Lincoln Kyle Temple, Norfolk Jessica Thiele, Atkinson Melissa VanDerslice, Columbus

Kelsey Vincent, Oshkosh Quentin Wagner, Ainsworth Colton Welke, Battle Creek Tatum Westemeier, Chadron Brianna Wilson, Ogallala PERU STATE COLLEGE Jacob Anthens, Nebraska City Katelyn Billups, Wymore Abigail Burnett, Lincoln Dakota Buss, Beatrice Nathan Caniglia, Omaha Damian Causgrove, Nebraska City Ryan Christensen, Omaha Hannah Cook, Ponca Bryce Darner, Gretna Aubrey DeBraal, Henderson Edward Dozler, Stanton Justin Dunn, Omaha Seth Hackleman, Papillion Mitchell Harling, Falls City Abbey Hutchens, Nebraska City Samantha Jackson, Red Cloud Derek Julian, Sterling Erica Lunde, Bellevue Justin Macke, Central City Courtney Mathewson, Summerfield Caleb Melvin, Martell Anna Naber, York Joseph Novotny, Omaha Gunnar Orcutt, Omaha Kendra Patania, Omaha Nathan Peoples, Deshler Victoria Pfeffer, Omaha Ethan Shotkoski, Fullerton Nolan Siemonsma, Plattsmouth Haily Sledge, Omaha Elisa Strope, Nebraska City River Towne, Auburn Leah Tubbesing, Tecumseh Mary Tyson, Nebraska City Quentin Victor, Nebraska City WAYNE STATE COLLEGE Samuel Akins, Lincoln John Albin, Wahoo

Alyssa Andersen, Pilger Kevin Anderson, Norfolk Jordan Anton, Bellevue Rachel Bender, Fairbury Breanne Brester, Howells Breanna Burklund, Omaha Matthew Busch, Norfolk Bryant Carlson, Fremont Scott Cerny, Bennington Becca Chvatal, Wahoo Jacquin Colabello, Lewellen Krayton Conell, Utica Jacob Cook, North Platte Emily Essmann, Pender Justine Fischer, Hartington Alyssa Fisher, Grand Island Erin Gibbens, Cozad Riley Haug, Fordyce Holly Hopson, Omaha Bethany Janzen, Aurora Myles Kant, Norfolk Sarah Kottwitz, Lincoln Justin Larsen, Martell Lalah McLaughlin, Bellevue Carson Messersmith, Gothenburg Mary Miller, Norfolk Miranda Moore, Kearney Laura Moxness, Scribner Julia Nachtigal, Harvard Mallory Nichelson, Ashland Jared Peterson, Wayne Taylor Reedy, Norfolk Emilee Ross, Omaha Amanda Ruether, Fremont Samantha Sattler, Stuart Matthew Schrunk, Columbus Colby Spence, Norfolk Anna Stineman, Tilden Drew Thompson, Aurora Rebecca VonSeggern, Pender Daniel Widhelm, Howells Chelsea Wiese, Osmond Marissa Wiese, Wayne Danika Wieting, Pierce

Governor’s Opportunity Scholarship Recipients CHADRON STATE COLLEGE Kayla Pierce, Scottsbluff

PERU STATE COLLEGE Natasha Sejkora, Burchard

       

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Omaha Brownell-Talbot Christina Fossum Outstanding Scholar Class rank: Unranked out of 42 College plans: Undecided Parents: Drew and Sandra Fossum About: Christina has forged a successful school career. Christina’s teachers believe that she is an intelligent, independent learner. Her writing skill has earned her two years as editor of the school newspaper. On the Vex Robotics team, Christina helped it advance thrice to the national tournament and once to the World Championships. Christina has competed at the district and state levels in golf and forensics.

Ally Washka Key Staffer Journalistic roles: Yearbook editor and co-editor of literary magazine College plans: Creighton or Sarah Lawrence; English/art Parents: Terry and Dennise Washka About: Ally has shown remarkable leadership as editor in chief of the yearbook, and she was involved in every aspect of the creative process. Not only is she an artist and an exceptional writer, she is also savvy regarding technology. Her vision and commitment inspired and energized her staff to create a yearbook celebrating the school’s 150th anniversary. Scholarships offered at Brownell-Talbot: Leslie Atkinson, University of Miami president’s; Clemson out of state; Pittsburgh academic Emily Bergquist, Creighton presidential Grace Bydalek, National Young Arts Honorable Mention Award; Berklee College of Music Jessica Curry, Creighton academic Chloe Dana, UNL Canfield and honors textbook; UNO deans Julian Davis, Iowa State competitive excellence; Gustavus Adolphus Symphony Davis, Iowa State competitive excellence; Kansas State June Hull Sherrid Tyler Ehresman, Concordia regents and athletic Hannah Emery, Midland athletic; Doane access Xiaogeng Heather Feng, Suffolk achievement Christina Fossum, George Washington deans; Colorado presidential and engineering; Creighton Magis; World-Herald outstanding scholar Robert Gustafson, Rockhurst Ignatius of Loyola; Cornell Community enrichment; Doane access Sarah Harrison, Creighton Founders; Marquette Ignatius/Magis Award; Loyola-Chicago Damen William Haskell, Arizona excellence Michaela Higgins, Regis Blue and Gold Award Julianna Hirz, Arizona excellence; University of Tampa Minaret; California Lutheran provost; Concordia Irvine academic; Loyola-Chicago Dean’s; Wesleyan Black and Gold Mia Hopkins, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago Creative Honors; Kansas City Art Institute merit Bradley Hutchings, Creighton Founders and Leo Vincent Jacks in Classical Languages David Karimi, Marquette Ignatius/Magis; Regis achievement; Creighton academic Austin Kent, Kettering provost Mercedes Kent, Elon presidential; Occidental honors; Seton Hall; Fordham Loyola, tuition award; Wesleyan Board of Governors, achievement; Creighton Founders Carsen Kesick, Regis Blue and Gold; Concordia Irvine academic Wellesley Michael, Optimist International; Gustavus Adolphus dean’s; University of Missouri Diversity non-resident; Oklahoma Christian Presidential Academic Success Arlie Myers, Wesleyan Black and Gold; Missouri Mark Twain; Drake presidential; Coe Crimson and Gold Legacy; Daniel Coe Zi Rui Peng, Creighton academic Jessica Puetz, Loyola-Chicago dean’s; Creighton academic; Rockhurst Provincial Guanying Candy Qu, Creighton Matteo Ricci David Rich, Ohio Wesleyan Branch Rickey; Central College academic Gabriel Schatz, Belmont merit; Columbia College Chicago Trustee and Achievement Awards Sarah Setlak, Kansas distinction; Baylor academic; Arizona State achievement; UNL Canfield; Rockhurst Provincial Thomas Skutt, Wesleyan Black and Gold Ally Washka, Sarah Lawrence; Creighton Founders; UNO chancellor’s Sydney Woods, UNL Canfield Anqi Jessica Zhou, Loyola-Chicago Loyola

Omaha Bryan Cesar Echevarria Mendez Outstanding Scholar Class rank: 1st of 384 College plans: UNO; audio engineering Parents: Santiago Echevarria Ramirez and Abigail Mendez About: Cesar has been ranked No. 1 in his class all four years at Bryan High School. He continues to take challenging classes to improve his academic skills. Cesar is a role model for other students with his academic success, and his involvement in numerous volunteer activities.

Allisya Quezada Hernandez Key Staffer Journalistic roles: yearbook assistant editor in chief College plans: Undecided Parents: Raina

Hernandez About: Allisya exemplifies all the characteristics of a key staffer. She not only gets her pages done on time, but she gets them done early. She also helps her fellow classmates with theirs regularly. She has won awards for her photography, and she designed the artwork for the cover of the ’14 yearbook. She always take constructive criticism well and never complains. Scholarships offered at Omaha Bryan: Alfredo Aguilar, MidAmerican Nazarene academic Joanna Altamirano, Susan T. Thompson Buffett Ginny Algya, Peru State College cooperating schools Tianna Alston, Metropolitan Community College governors Miquel Avalos Martinez, Susan T. Thompson Buffett Alexis Austin, American GI Forum Omaha Chapter Joe Toledo vocational education Michelle Avila-Negrete, Omaha Schools Foundation Ione C. Paxton Monica Barajas, Garrett Group Inc.; OPS Latino Academic Achievement Council distinction; UNL Health Sciences; Susan T. Thompson Buffett Demetris Bumgardner, OEA; Mary Ann Fields memorial Deu Biswa, Susan T. Thompson Buffett Leela Biswa, Susan T. Thompson Buffett Januka Biswa, Susan T. Thompson Buffett Demetris Bumgardner, Bryan High achievement/Jeans Day; Wesleyan Black and Gold, achievement Christian Cannon, Bryan High Coaches; Creighton founders, Skutt-Mutual of Omaha; Midland athletic, campus visit grant; Nebraska Wesleyan archwary, achievement Moises Cardenas Contreras, Creighton founders; Omaha Area Retired School Employees; Runza student of the week; Superintendents Super 13; UNO deans Enrique Cerda, Red Cross Diana Del Toral Bustamante, Metropolitan Community College governors Kirby Delgado, Midland athletic Cesar Echevarria Mendez, Coe trustee; Gates Foundation Millenium; Rotary Club of Omaha; UNL chancellor’s leadership, honors textbook; UNO regents; Susan T. Thompson Buffett; World-Herald outstanding scholar Arianit Emerllahu, Bryan High achievement/ Jeans Day Samantha Garibo Olivar, Educationquest Foundation; Wesleyan Black and Gold, Vaughan, achievement; Superintendents Future Educator; Teammates Tom Miller Katie Harshbarger, Metropolitan Community College first-time freshman; South Omaha Neighborhood Alliance Metro Nallely Hernandez Martinez, Susan T. Thompson Buffett Madisen Hutto, Briar Cliff academic Brianne Kendall, Jefferson Elementary School PTA alumni; Peru State College cooperating schools Hlar Khine, Susan T. Thompson Buffett Jennifer Kilton, Bryan High Ritonya teacher; Susan T. Thompson Buffett Blake Kimball, Midland athletic, campus visit; Nebraska Wesleyan Archwary Larry Lange, American Academy of Dramatic Arts Academy honors, need-based; American Musical and Dramatic Academy audition, VIP; Kiwanis Club of Bellevue/Offutt Kourtney Larsen, UNK music Justin Lewis, Peru State College campus citizen Brandon Lopez, Ritonya-Buscher-Poehling vocational Dylan Maldonado-Thomas, Mid-America Nazarene freshman; Midland trustee; Peru State College campus citizen; Red Cross; UNK regents; UNL regents; UNO regents; Susan T. Thompson Buffett Stacy Marquez, Heartland Latino Leadership Conference academic Emani Marshall-Loving, Bryan High achievement/Jeans Day Elizabeth Martinez Chavez, Doane community award Lorena Martinez Vazquez, Bellevue Rotary Club; Rod Schmidt memorial

Omar Martinez, Red Cross Luis Morales Mendoza, Susan T. Thompson; opportunity grant Marquis Mitchell, Briar Cliff academic, football Victor Orozco, Jr., Susan T. Thompson Buffett Victoria Pura, Bryan High Coaches; Creighton founders, Heider College of Business for Ethics Dylan Pusher, Omaha Schools Foundation Carl and Antoynette Nielsen educational fund; Truman State combined ability, non-resident tuition Kyle Radil, Bryan High achievement/Jeans Day Stephanie Ramirez, Ritonya-Buescher-Poehling college grant Kassandra Rodriguez Hernandez, South Omaha Neighborhood Alliance Metro Isabella Rodriguez Serrano, Wells Fargo Amilkar Romero Garcia, Omaha Schools Foundation Donald F. and Mildred Topp Othmer; UNO regents Shaikaayvai Rouse, Susan T. Thompson Foundation; opportunity grant Juana Ruiz Dominguez, Metropolitan Community College governors Bibianna Saldana, Susan T. Thompson Buffett Shannon Semler, Metropolitan Community College governors Carlos Sibrian Mendoza, Susan T. Thompson Foundation; opportunity grant Maria Sibrian Klee, Metropolitan Community College governors, Ritonya-Buescher-Poehling culinary Makaelynne Smith, Bethany College academic Jocelyn Sorto, Susan T. Thompson Buffett Su Su, Metropolitan Community College governors; Susan T. Thompson Buffett Courtney Thomas, Doane College community award, academic, Nebraska opportunity; Morningside ambassador; Omaha Schools Foundation /Minne Lusa or Fullerton Nancy A. Fredericksen memorial Erica Thomsen, Omaha Schools Foundation Donald F. and Mildred Topp Othmer; UNO deans Alan Timilsina, Bryan High achievement/ Jeans Day; Creighton Ignatian; UNO deans; Susan T. Thompson Buffett Manuel Torres, Metropolitan Community College first-time freshman Gabriela Varela Haros, Ashland Park/Robbins PTA; Briar Cliff academic; Central Christian College academic; College of St. Mary academic; Doane community award, academic Candelaria Velasquez Lopez, Garrett Group Inc. Alyssa Wade, Susan T. Thompson Buffett Mitchell Wattles, Metropolitan Community College first-time freshman Rachel Williams, Coe College academic, dean’s, Schauwecker music; Knights of Ak-SarBen Horatio Alger Alyssa Zaracki, Omaha Schools Foundation Harry A. Burke; Susan T. Thompson Foundation; opportunity grant

Omaha Burke Ellie Davidson Outstanding Scholar Class rank: 1st out of 498 College plans: Stanford; aerospace engineering Parents: Greg and

Kathy Davidson About: Ellie is a wonderful student who has made Burke High proud. She has performed exceedingly well as both a student and musician. Most importantly, Ellie exhibits tremendous character and leadership among her peers day after day.

Renee Fox Key Staffer Journalistic roles: Newspaper reporter College plans: UNL; globalization strategic studies Parents: Scott and Susan Fox About: Renee has been a key and dependable member of Burke High’s journalism staff and has consistently picked up extra assignments as needed. Her calm leadership and excellent collaborative skill set have been instrumental in the production of our school paper. Scholarships offered at Omaha Burke: Wesley Acouetey, Metropolitan Community College first-time freshman incentive Karla Aguilar-Ramirez, Metropolitan Community College governors Mara Amsberry, Morningside achievement, athletic; OEA Foundation Dr. Edwin Parrish memorial vocational ed Cody Anderson, UNO regents Tristan Anguiano, Metropolitan Community College governors Katelyn Anliker, Metropolitan Community College governors Robert Baker, Doane community award, football; Midland athletic, academic; Peru State campus citizen Madalyne Beaverson, Midland presidential Duncan Brandt, TeamMates Tom Miller Gavin Brion, Briar Cliff academic; Creighton founders; Seton Hall academic; Kansas dis-

tinction; South Dakota Coyote achievement Diamond Brown, Metropolitan Community College governors Samantha Brown, Creighton founders; Dell; Metropolitan Community College governors; Prince Hall Education Foundation; UNO Elmer C. Rhoden Taylor Bruett, Concerned and Caring Educators; Creighton founders; Iowa State recognition; Omaha Schools Foundation Superintendent’s Super 13; OPS Career Center faculty Katelyn Bullard, Boyd Elementary PTA; Grandview director’s; UNK deans Caitlin Bundy, Creighton founders; Marquette Ignatius Susan Burgess, Wesleyan achievement, Black & Gold Trey Carr-Simmons, South Dakota State athletic Kristina Cheung, Metropolitan Community College governors Nixon Chica, Creighton founders Angie Cook, Buffett Magnet Middle School PTO; Creighton Magis; Wesleyan Huge Foundation, Huge match; UNL David, honors textbook Timothy Daigle, Metropolitan Community College governors Ellie Davidson, Nebraska Academic Decathlon Foundation, John A. Wiebe memorial; Michigan Jean Fairfax; UNL regents; Texas engineering honors program; World-Herald outstanding scholar Christopher Dixon, Golf FORE the Troops Zachary Dolezal, UNO chancellor’s Sydney Doty, Rockhurst achievement, Ignatius Keenan Douglas, Central Missouri non-resident scholar, Red & Black Angelica Dunn, Metropolitan Community College first-time freshman incentive Katherine Dworak, OEA Foundation Richard Sedlak memorial vocational education, Sharon Engelhart memorial; Omaha Schools Foundation Superintendent’s future educator; Suburban Rotary Club of Omaha Hannah Earnhardt, Peru State campus citizen, cooperating schools Blake Emsick, Augustana athletic; Chadron State athletic; Fort Hays State athletic; St. John’s athletic; North Dakota athletic; Upper Iowa athletic; Washburn athletic; Wayne State athletic; Weber State athletic Dalton Frahm, Augustana academic, athletic ASha Francisco, Concerned and Caring Educators Eric Freeman, UNO deans Alexis Frigyes, Baylor provost’s Gold; Creighton founders; St. Louis deans’; Oregon Summit; Tampa presidential William Frisbie, Arizona State dean’s; Missouri State midwest student exchange program; Wesleyan achievement, honors, residents; St. Louis deans’; Kansas excellence; Missouri Mark Twain non-resident; UNO chancellor’s; Utah State non-resident Jordan Fritsch, Creighton founders Colin Gurney, UNO regents Robert Guy, Colorado State presidential; Drake presidential; Iowa State competitive excellence; Texas Christian deans; Denver chancellor scholar; Kansas excellence Jacob Haas, UNO chancellor’s Kiley Hagman, OEA Foundation Kathryn Collins memorial; Southwest Minnesota State deans’; UNL Canfield, Legends Arthur Halbersleben, Catlin Arts Magnet PTA; OEA Foundation presidents’ Tanner Hawkins, UNO chancellor’s Simon Henning, Midland athletic, academic Clarissa Hernandez, Wesleyan achievement Scott Herrera, Iowa State competitive excellence, George Washington Carver; Omaha Hockey Club; Kansas distinction; UNL Canfield, Legends Philion Hoff, UNO regents Tanner Hoffschneider, UNO chancellor’s Noah Hogberg, Metropolitan Community College governors Barbara Hogg, Metropolitan Community College governors; Wesleyan achievement, Black & Gold, honors Claire Holdforth, Truman State combined ability, non-resident tuition Brynna James, Doane trustees; UNL Kimmel Caleb Jeffrey, UNO chancellor’s Arrianna Jones, Concerned and Caring Educators Ian Jones, Creighton Magis; Iowa State competitive excellence; UNL Canfield, Legends; UNO regents Katherine Kardell, UNL Canfield, academic Precious Kayode, Nebraska Methodist Bridge to Healthcare Kylie Kenedy, Truman State combined ability, non-resident tuition, president’s; UNK chancellor’s, cooperating schools; Valparaiso presidential Simran Khanal, Boston presidential; Case Western Reserve; Minnesota Twin Cities National excellence Kalisha King, Metropolitan Community College first-time freshman incentive Samantha Kirkpatrick, Creighton Magis; Junior League of Omaha volunteer; UNK chancellor’s, cooperating schools; UNO deans Alyssa Kirshenbaum, Indiana dean’s, distinguished scholar Axel Klausen, UNO deans Sarah Kort, Buffett Magnet Middle School PTO; Colorado Christian trustees’; Concordia Nebraska academic, art; Concordia St. Paul Bold, regents; Creighton diversity, founders; Midland Anderson leader-performer; UNO deans; Sioux Falls president’s; Winter Guard International Teshae Lamb, Metropolitan Community College governors Ruby Larson, Metropolitan Community College first-time freshman incentive Reigan Lawrence, Doane trustees, leadership, music; Drury music Patrick Linafelter, UNO chancellor’s Kelsey Lofshult, UNO chancellor’s; South Dakota Bush Foundation teacher, Coyote Committee leadership EmiLeigh Maloof, Arizona excellence Tyler Manion, UNL Kimmel; UNO regents Jacqueline Marten, Metropolitan Community College first-time freshman incentive Jayme Matis, OEA Foundation presidents’; UNL honors textbook Christina Mattas, Metropolitan Community College governors Luis Mazuca, UNO deans Mason McCann, Peru State athletic Christopher Meyer, OPS Construction

Academy Caleb Mickles, Metropolitan Community College governors Andrew Monay, Metropolitan Community College first-time freshman incentive Cameron Moore, Nebraska Christian College Caitlin Morris, Iowa State recognition; Kansas State Denison; Nebraska USBC Bowling Association; Wichita State Morrison merit Nicole Murray, Northwest Missouri State Bearcat advantage, Tower; South Dakota Coyote promise Joshua Nedved, UNK chancellors, cooperating schools Annie Nice, Wayne State athletic Evy Olsen, Beveridge PTSA Justin Palmer, Prince Hall Education Foundation Telesiana Paopao, UNO chancellor’s Jessica Patton, OEA Foundation Thresa Clark Honorary Susan Paw, Metropolitan Community College first-time freshman incentive Chave Payne, Concerned and Caring Educators Alexander Peterson, UNO chancellor’s Colette Pierce, Belmont academic; Hastings Crimson, provost; Maryville Barat, dean’s; Midland presidential; Missouri Western State president’s Ryan Poppen, Briar Cliff academic, athletic; Creighton academic; Midland athletic Rachel Rathman, Midland Anderson leader-performer Andrew Reeson, OEA Foundation presidents’ Sarah Richardson, Creighton founders; Hastings abassador; UNK chancellor’s, cooperating schools Nicholas Riesselman, UNO deans Morgan Rodabaugh, Metropolitan Community College first-time freshman incentive Mallory Rogers, Jewish Federation of Omaha Foundation Phil and Ruth Solokof; Central Florida Knight’s achievement; UNL David Jessa Royer, Culver-Stockton College trustees’; Drake presidential; McMillan Magnet Center Staff and PTO; MidAmerica Nazarene; OEA Foundation Thresa Clark Honorary Mariah Russell, Concerned and Caring Educators Joseph Russell-Bridgens, Carleton College academic, Daugherty Nebraska; Coe academic, distinction, deans; Lawrence community engagement, academic, presidential; UNL achievement, Canfield Emily Ryan, UNK chancellor’s cooperating schools; UNL Canfield; UNO deans Bianca Salazar Chavez, Creighton founders Edelmira Santana, United Latino Endowment Natalie Seger, OEA Foundation; Iowa honors program; UNL David Michael Shonsey, UNO deans Emilee Sloan, UNO deans Matthew Solatka, Metropolitan Community College governors Rachel Stanley, Biola president’s; UNL David, Legends Brandon Stoffel, UNO regents Robert Sullivan, Wesleyan achievement, Archway Jeffrey Swenson, OEA Foundation Rosa Tenorio, College of St. Mary achievement; MidAmerica Nazarene Sponsel Thein, Metropolitan Community College governors Nicholas Thurber, King’s College presidential; Kansas excellence; UNL David Lauren Tibbels, UNO regents Patrick Tiedeman, St. Louis Ignatian Alexandra Tran, Creighton founders; Rockhurst community Karla Trujillo, Buena Vista multicultural Ronnie Turner, American Xuan-Ha Vandenberg, UNO deans Cole Walker, UNO regents Scott Ward, OEA Foundation presidents; Runza Student of the Week; UNL regents, honors textbook Haley Weber, UNO deans Dustin Wilson, Creighton Magis; UNL Canfield; UNO regents Tiffanie Yabut, Missouri Western State deans’, athletic Hunter Ziska, UNO deans

Omaha Central Patrick Nolan Outstanding Scholar Class rank: 40th of 566 College plans: George Washington, American or Missouri; political communication Parents: Holly Herman and James Nolan About: Patrick was selected because of his academic dedication and his enthusiasm for strong participation in extracurricular and leadership activities. Most importantly he models the “Eagle Way� at Central. He has strong interaction with his classmates and teachers. He genuinely cares about others, shows compassion and empathy, and is extremely proud of his high school.

Emily Beck Key Staffer Journalistic roles: Newspaper editor in chief College plans: Indiana, Missouri or UNL; journalism Parents: Joan and

Richard Beck About: Emily has been on staff for three years. She represented Nebraska last summer at the Al Neuharth Free Spirit Conference in Washington, D.C. Emily has worked closely with her adviser/staff, always focused on taking pride in all her work, whether it was a story, an interview, a photo or layout. She sets high expectations. Scholarships offered at Omaha Central: Oluwaseni Adekunle, Concerned and Caring Educators; Midland athletic Emmanuel Ajayi, Central High School Foundation Henry Davis CHS 1969 Keschia Alabi, Loyola-New Orleans Loyola; Wesleyan achievement, Black and Gold Cheyenne Alexis, South Dakota Coyote promise Rosalia Alexis, Dakota Wesleyan presidential Jakira Allen, Central High School Foundation Henry Davis CHS 1969 Nicole Armstrong, Central High School Foundation Arthur CHS 1914 & Genevieve Loomis Elizabeth Austad, OEA Foundation Warren and Evelyn Hotz Chelsi Balentine, McMillan Magnet Center staff and PTO; OEA Foundation Foundation, Frank Williams memorial; Urban League of Nebraska Olivia Ball, Central High School Foundation World War II memorial; Michigan State presidential study abroad, Red Cedar, university Douglas Barnum, UNO regents Olivia Baxter, Colorado State presidential; Creighton founders; Iowa State competitive excellence; Rockhurst dean’s Emily Beck, Al Neuharth Free Spirit; Journalism Educators Association Journalist of the Year; Nebraska Press Association; OEA Josephine Frisbie; Springville Elementary Nancy Amstutz memorial; The Winifred Ruth, Frances and Dorothy Edwards Foundation; Indiana dean’s, distinguised, freshman journalism; Missouri alumni, Mark Twain non-resident; UNL College of Journalism & Mass Communications, regents Claire Begley, Metro Community College governors Chad Beutel, David Arenz memorial Lauren Bexten, Creighton Magis; DePaul presidential; Loyola-Chicago presidential; Iowa National, Old Gold Johnna Bierman, OEA Warren & Evelyn Hotz memorial Maureen Bigsby, Augustana academic; Central Christian College academic; Coe dean’s; Creighton Fr. Labja, Magis; DePaul scholar; Fort Hays State athletic; MidAmerica Nazarene president; Midland athletic; Wesleyan talent; OEA Foundation Warren and Evelyn Hotz; St. Louis dean’s; South Dakota State athletic; The Winifred Ruth, Frances and Dorothy Edwards Foundation; Truman State athletic; Iowa athletic; Missouri-Kansas City athletic, Omaha; UNK chancellor’s, athletic; South Dakota athletic; UNO athletic; Xavier presidential Rachele Billie, Loyola-Chicago Loyola; South Dakota Coyote achievement Rebecca Biodrowski, Benedictine academic; Creighton founders; Wesleyan Achievement, Black & Gold; OEA Foundation/Boyd Elementary Raleigh & Esther Pilster; Rockhurst achievement Alexandra Bohn, Omaha Schools Foundation Carl and Antoynette Nielsen Educational Fund; The Winifred Ruth, Frances and Dorothy Edwards Foundation Brook Bonar, OPS Career Center/Omaha Schools Foundation Construction Specification Institute Kate Bonham, Colorado State provost’s Nathan Borcyk, Central High School Foundation E. Frank Maycock CHS 1948 Carli Borsh, Omaha Schools Foundation Mary La Barre Angood art Chandler Bowden, Illinois at Chicago academic; UNO dean’s Jory Boynton, Briar Cliff athletic Samantha Bradley, Minne Lusa Elementary PTA Etienne Brock, Central High School Foundation James Baume Stryker CHS 1942 Mackenzie Bronson, College of St. Mary’s athletic Maryssa Brown, Metro Community College governors; Runza Student of the Week; Theatre Arts Guild Megan Bruce, Florida Institute of Technology; Nova Southeastern dean’s Emma Buckley, UNO regents Madalyn Buller, Central High School Susan Buffett memorial; Dundee Elementary PTO Thomas Hunter memorial; Nebraska State Historical Society Foundation Nebraskans of WWII; Wesleyan governors; Winifred Ruth, Frances and Dorothy Edwards Foundation; UNL Canfield; Legends; UNO regents, track & field; West Omaha Rotary Club Foundation Matthew Burns, UNO regents Christopher Carter, Iowa Central Community College athletic Sean Cavalieri, UNO dean’s Nathan Cech, Central High School Foundation Paul Jepsen CHS 1924 Alexia Childers, Wesleyan Black & Gold; Theatre Arts Guild Haley Clark, Central High School Foundation Ramona Byers Sanders CHS 1965; The Winifred Ruth, Frances and Dorothy Edwards Foundation; UNO chancellor’s Jarek Coles, Midland athletic Elliot Corbaley, Briar Cliff academic Nicholas Courcier, Mutual of Omaha Bob Boyd memorial; NAIFA Omaha Awards of Excellence; OEA Foundation presidents’

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Continued from Page 15 Foundation; UNO music, marching band; Midland Performing ARTS Taylor Parks, Bellevue Junior Sports Association Cole Patterson, UNO baseball Katherine Quaas, Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium Kyle Ramage, UNL regents; Air Force ROTC Alexandria Rance, Midland Anderson Leader Performer; UNL Nebraska Achievement Amy Reckin, Midland presidential; American Red Cross Kasey Richards, Peru State Campus Citizen Award, Cooperating Schools Angela Saenz, Pacific Northwest College of Art Hearst Foundation, Vision, Rose City Nathalie Sanchez, Morningside golf Clayton Shellgren, Midland ARTS; Nebraska Wesleyan Black & Gold; UNL Johnny Carson Opportunity Colten Sidener, Bellevue Junior Sports Association Colten Sidener, Michael J. Zielinski memorial Kayla Starbuck, Doane Van Hoy, Doane Legacy, forensics, Directions Leadership Keegan Strawmier, Lozier Corporation Sponsorship Angel Sumpter, VFW Post 10727 Courtney Swift, Metro Board of Governors Julie Targy, Briar Cliff basketball; Bellevue Knights of Columbus Kylie Taylor, Bellevue soccer, academic Adam Thomas, Briar Cliff academic; Briar Cliff soccer Jon Thompson, UNL regents Justin Tran, Ada Max Brookover; Bellevue Public Schools Foundation Lauren Trunick, Bellevue/Offutt Kiwanis Club Edward Ventura, Dorothy Seward Memorial; OEA Foundation Michaela Viloria, Northwest Missouri State merit, Green & White Advantage, Cultural Enrichment Level 2 Savanna Wallin, Bellevue Education Association Dependents Sydney Wallin, American Legion Martin Graves Jack Wallingford, Midland athletic Daniel Will, Midland scholar-athlete Kailee Wills, Delta Kappa Gamma; Alpha Delta Kappa Tamala Wilson, Bellevue Bruin Community, achievement Jimmy Wood, UNO chancellor’s Kayleigh Young, Bellevue University soccer Mikhayla Zimmerman, Northwest Missouri State distinguished, Bearcat, Cultural Enrichment Level 4

Bennington Brett Velasquez Outstanding Scholar Class rank: 1st out of 98 College plans: St. Cloud State; biomedical science Parents: David and Dawn Velasquez About: Brett is our top student academically, involved in both athletics and the fine arts, and is a great role model for our younger students. He is a quality person.

Taylor Cobb Key Staffer Journalistic roles: Newspaper editor College plans: Dordt College; undecided Parents: Darren and Tami Cobb About: Taylor excelled in his role as editor. He was in charge of the design and layout of the monthly publication. He assigned news stories to the staff, edited all work, set due dates and led staff meetings. Taylor also wrote articles, headlines and captions. He served as a photographer for several events including basketball and wrestling. Taylor understood the many roles and responsibilities necessary to producing a newspaper and worked until the job was done. He provided excellent leadership and always demonstrated ethical journalism. Scholarships offered at Bennington: Hannah Barks, William Woods Presidential LEAD; Bennington Public Schools Foundation Merit Bronze; Bennington Music Booster Club; Bennington Elementary PTO Sara Betzelberger, College of St. Mary achievement, athletic Kelly Bodnar, UNO chancellor’s Kelsey Carl, St. John’s Lutheran Church Endowment; Bennington Jaycees Community Scott Cerny, Midland presidential; Nebraska State College System Board of Trustees; Western Douglas County Chamber of Commerce; Bennington Public Schools Foundation; Bennington Music Booster Club; Bennington Education Association Taylor Cobb, Dordt academic, athletic, journalism; Pine Creek PTO Michaela DiMauro, St. John’s Lutheran Church Endowment; Bennington Booster Club Seth Dotzler, Runza Student of the Week; Jeff Glover memorial Alexis Farris, Chadron State (RHOP) Health Sciences, athletic, Gold Presidential, Joseph & Leo Vetter memorial; Maryville Barat; Grand Forks American Legion; Western Douglas Co. Chamber of Commerce; Bennington Public Schools Foundation Leadership; Bennington Elementary PTO; Bennington Booster Club; Red Cross/BHS Blood Drive; Bennington Soccer Club Dillon Feldhacker, Bennington Booster Club Paul Flaxbeard, UNL Canfield; Bennington Public Schools Foundation Merit Silver; Bennington Lion’s Club; Bennington Booster Club Jordan Hames, Northwestern College presidential; Bennington Public Schools Foundation; Bennington Booster Club Julia Hanson, Metro Community College Board of Governors; Bennington Lion’s Club Bailey Hartman, Midland academic, athletic; Bennington Booster Club; Kylie Jo Remmereid memorial Taylor Hoyt, Creighton Founders; UNL regents; UNO regents; Bennington Public Schools Foundation Layne Laaker, Buena Vista Blue Award; Bennington American Legion; Bennington Education Association; St. John’s Lutheran Church Endowment; Bennington Booster Club Tyler Labreck, North Central Missouri academic; Bennington Public Schools Foundation Career Emily Lafrancis, Southwest Minnesota State academic; UNO regents; Wayne State presidential John Lucas, U.S. Army ROTC; Wayne State presidential Lillian Lutter, Eastern Wyoming athletic; Bennington Basketball Association; Bennington Jaycees Leadership Jonathan Mahon, Metro Community College First Time Freshman Incentive; Bennington Public Schools Foundation Career; Bennington Booster Club Justin Mahon, Hastings College Pro Rege; Peru State College Cooperating School, Campus Citizen Award; Bennington Youth Football Club; Bennington Booster Club Ciera Martinez, Nebraska Methodist College Horizon Keegan McGill, UNK chancellor’s; Bennington Public Schools Foundation Merit Silver; Bennington Music Booster Club Zachary Melvin, Iowa State academic; St. John’s Lutheran Church endowment; Bennington Public Schools Foundation; Bennington Booster Club Michaela Millikan, Bennington Lion’s Club; Bennington Music Booster Club Elizabeth Milliken, Omaha Education Association Foundation; Bennington Education

Association; Bennington Booster Club; Kylie Jo Remmereid memorial Jacob Monti, UNL regents, honors textbook; Bennington Public Schools Foundation Merit Silver; Bennington Soccer Club Brett Nice, Allen County Community College athletic William O’Connell, Sandhills Publishing; South Dakota School of Mines university scholar; UNL Canfield; UNO regents Olivia Person, Midland dance; Bennington Public Schools Foundation; Red Cross/BHS Blood Drive Luke Peterson, Northwest Missouri State University Bearcat, Tower; Bennington Music Booster Club Madison Pooley, Auburn charter; UNL David; UNO chancellor’s; Bennington Public Schools Foundation Merit Silver; Bennington American Legion Bryce Puck, Iowa State academic; UNL regents, university honors; Bennington Public Schools Foundation Merit Silver; Gene Baldwin Memorial Hayden Renter, Hastings Crimson, athletic, provost; Bennington Public Schools Foundation; Bennington Elementary PTO; Bennington Booster Club; Jeff Glover Memorial; Bennington Jaycees Character Xavier Royer, UNK honors program; UNO honors program; Bennington Basketball Association Haley Schlachter, Metro Community College Board of Governors Mitchell Seier, Metro Community College Board of Governors; Bennington Elementary PTO Drew Showers, Midland academic, athletic; Morningside College academic Heather Showers, Buena Vista Dean’s Fellowship Program, president’s; Central College presidential, trustee; Chadron State Gold Presidential, Paul Itetti Memorial; Creighton Founders; Dordt athletic, presidential; Midland presidential; Wesleyan achievement, Board of Governors; Bennington Public Schools Foundation Merit Gold Kyle Sorensen, Brigham Young academic Trevor Truax, Metro Community College Board of Governors Ashley VanFleet, Doane Access Brett Velasquez, St. Cloud State athletic, foundation, non-resident tuition, presidential, residence hall; Maryville academic; Bennington Public Schools Foundation Badger; Bennington Elementary PTO; Bennington Wrestling Club; World-Herald outstanding scholar Serena Vigil, Peru State Cooperating School Wyatt Weller, Concordia academic, athletic; Bennington Booster Club Erika Wright, Mount Marty merit Garet Wright, Bennington Education Association

Blair Katharine Garrett Outstanding Scholar Class rank: 1st out of 173 College plans: Ohio State; business/accounting Parents: Barbara

and Dennis Garrett About: Katharine is an amazing, confident and well-rounded student. She excels in academics, service, leadership and character. Kate is president of FBLA, our largest student organization, and leads over 100 of her peers in school and community service projects. She has completed extraordinary service in the community as a volunteer at the Danish American Archive, where she spent over 100 hours assisting with the historical documents. Kate is humble, hardworking and extremely responsible with everything she does. Kate has truly made an impact on students and staff in her four years of high school.

Allison Huppert Key Staffer Journalistic roles: Newspaper editor; yearbook staffer College plans: UNL; journalism Parents: Darnell and Karlyn

Huppert About: Alli’s contribution to both the yearbook and newspaper staffs has helped both publications improve during the past three years. Her leadership, dedication and cooperation will be sorely missed. Scholarships offered at Blair:

Calym Adamson, South Dakota Coyote Commitment Ahnna Anderson, Metropolitan Community College Freshman Incentive Morgan Anderson, Blair Rotary Club Student of the Month; Sioux Falls women’s track, provost Dane Appel, Northwest Missouri State Bearcat, distinguished Lauren Arens, Metropolitan Community College Board of Governors Hannah Bell, South Dakota School of Mines & Technology Donor, Grubby Math Majors; Minnesota-Twin Cities Gold National; South Dakota Coyote Commitment Veritas Emily Bledsoe, UNL Engler Agribusiness Entrepreneur Regan Block, Blair Rotary Club Student of the Month; UNL David West Hawksworth Engineering, regents Anna Boll, Chadron State Education Award Program, gold presidential Destry Brehm, Nebraska Academic Decathlon Foundation Randy Camden, Metropolitan Community College Freshman Incentive Kelsey Camelin, Mount Marty merit; Wesleyan achievement, presidents; St. Francis Borgia Church Kristina Campbell, Buena Vista art, heritage Bret Carnell, Metropolitan Community College Board of Governors Kelly Conn, DePaul Scholars’ Award; Great Plains Communications Inc. Family Delaney Dawson, Omaha Education Association Foundation Thresa Clark Honorary Brennen Devney, Horatio Alger Ak-Sar-Ben Scholar; Midland men’s soccer; UNO regents Molly Dibben, Blair Rotary Club Student of the Month Justin Dickerson, Metropolitan Community College Board of Governors Blake Dunkle, UNL Canfield Paige Dunn, Blair Rotary Club Student of the Month; Doane women’s soccer, Legacy Award, presidential Alyxandra Folkers, Wayne State Rural Health Opportunities Program Pharmacy Monica Friedmeyer, Wayne State Rural Health Opportunities Program Dentistry Katharine Garrett, Blair Rotary Club Student of the Month; Ohio State Maximus, National Buckeye; World-Herald outstanding scholar Johnathan (J.C.) Grossoehme, Gene Root World War II Silver Star Purple Heart Memorial Trevor Hagedorn, UNO chancellor’s Eric Heffelfinger, Creighton Founders; Drake presidential; University of Denver dean Clayton Heymann, UNO chancellor’s Logan Hoffman, Wesleyan Archway Eric Hundahl, University of Mary Hardin-Baylor president’s Allison Huppert, Creighton academic; UNL Canfield Brian Hurst, UNO dean’s Melissa Jacobs, St. Francis Borgia Church; University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Midwest Student Exchange Program, Milwaukee Advantage Emma Jacobson, Metropolitan Community College Freshman Incentive Haley Kavanaugh, Creighton Founders, Heider College of Business for Ethics & Social Responsibility; Marquette Ignatius/Magis Award; UNL David, Nebraska Legends; Sioux Falls president’s

Miranda Klabunde, Northwest Missouri State Bearcat, Tower Amanda Lambrecht, 4-H Program Keith & Carol Hartvigsen Honorary; Blair Rotary Club Student of the Month; UNL Richard & LaRayne Wahlstrom; Washington County Cattlemen Shelby Lawton, Wesleyan achievement, Board of Governors Bradley Lenz, Gene Root World War II Silver Star Purple Heart Memorial Kelsey Lewis, Briar Cliff academic, softball Julia Lindgren, UNL regents; UNO regents Jayme Matney, American Red Cross Young Minds Change Lives Local; Memorial Community Hospital Auxiliary Dorena Walker Nursing Local Taylor Mead, Hastings music; UNK regents; UNL regents Evan Moen, UNO distinguished, regents Hannah Morine, Creighton Founders; Doane Hansen Leadership Program, presidential; Hastings Crimson, honorary cheer, honorary tennis, provost; UNO chancellor’s Brittany Morrison, Memorial Community Hospital Auxiliary Local; Northwest Missouri State Bearcat, distinguished; UNO chancellor’s Jordan Nielsen Jordan, UNO regents Jack Nollette, Colorado State provost Sara Olsen, Hastings women’s track, Pro Rege Ashley Peterson, Adams State Experience Colorado; Great Plains Communications Inc. Family; Missouri State Midwest Student Exchange Program Haley Pierce, Metropolitan Community College Board of Governors Abigail Rhea, UNL College of Agricultural Science & Natural Resources Zachary Robak, Metropolitan Community College Board of Governors Kylie Rome, Augustana College softball, trustees Heidi Roth, Blair Rotary Club Student of the Month; Memorial Community Hospital Auxiliary Local; UNL regents; UNO regents; Wayne State presidential, Rural Health Opportunities Program Pharmacy Haleigh Salsbury, American Red Cross Young Minds Change Lives Local Garrett William Schany, Blair Rotary Club Student of the Month; Nebraska Scholastic Wrestling Coaches Association Senior; Runza Student of the Week; University of Virginia wrestling Bailey Schlueter, Gene Root World War II Silver Star Purple Heart Memorial; Washington County Cattlemen Molly Sheehan, Blair Rotary Club Student of the Month Steven Staley, Midland soccer Sierra Jo Stan, Ball State Midwest Student Exchange Program Heartland Award; Oklahoma City music; Missouri-Kansas City conservatory Alexander Swenson, Blair Rotary Club Student of the Month; UNL Glenn Korff School of Music, honors textbook, regents, Rosa Peterson; UNO distinguished, marching band, music, regents; UNO Peter Kiewit Institute Walter Scott Jr. Sydney Taylor, UNL Engineering, honors textbook, regents; UNO regents Alyssa Thomsen, Metropolitan Community College Board of Governors Christopher Van Horn, Blair First United Methodist Church Youth Service Award; Morningside achievement, music; Wesleyan achievement, Black & Gold, Legacy; South Dakota Coyote Commitment Achievement Catherine Vargas, College of Hair Design Hair Art Scholarship James White, UNO dean’s Ethan Wick, Metropolitan Community College Board of Governors; South Dakota art, Coyote Commitment Promise; Wayne State Art Mikayla Woodard, Wesleyan presidents Travis Young, Metropolitan Community College Board of Governors

Boys Town Anne Polland Outstanding Scholar Class rank: 1st out of 74 College plans: Briar Cliff; graphic design Family teachers: Kyle and Jody Skartvedt About: Anne maintains high academic standards and contributes to the school. She is a positive leader as our mayor. She is active in athletics, participating in three sports.

Isaac Kolb Key Staffer Journalistic roles: In charge of several yearbook sections: student life, athletics and activity. College plans: Southeast Community College; culinary arts Family teachers: Harley and Talia Upton About: Isaac consistently worked hard to complete his assignments. He met deadlines and volunteered for events.

Council Bluffs Abraham Lincoln Emma Preston Outstanding Scholar Class rank: 1st out of 254 College plans: Iowa State; political science and Spanish Parents: Matthew and Jordan Preston About: In addition to being an exceptional academic student, Emma is also heavily active in community service and politics. She also exhibits leadership in athletics and student body involvement. Emma is an outstanding young woman who works well with others, loves learning and likes getting involved in projects and activities that give back to others.

Britteny Johnson Key Staffer Journalistic roles: Newspaper co-editor in chief College plans: Drake or Simpson College; journalism Parents: Harold and Sharon Johnson About: Britteny’s leadership skills are exemplary. Her leadership is the perfect combination of nurturing, taking a hard stance when she needs to and leading by example. Britteny has also helped lead the newspaper into the digital age. Britteny is a talented writer, designer and possesses strong journalistic instincts and ethics.

Council Bluffs Lewis Central Emily Ann Moore Outstanding Scholar Class rank: 1st out of 219 College plans: Iowa State; nutritional science Parents: Daniel

and Sara Moore About: Emily is not only an outstanding student, she is also an incredible young lady. In addition to maintaining an excellent GPA, she is very involved in sports and finds time to do a tremendous amount of volunteer work, especially through her church. Emily also serves as an elementary teacher’s aide. Everyone who works with her will tell you that she is most deserving of this recognition.

Megan Brayman Key Staffer Journalistic roles: Yearbook co-editor College plans: Iowa Western Community College; elementary education Parents: Todd Brayman and Michelle Rollins About: Megan is a natural-born leader. She has that intuitive nature that brings people together to work as a team, asking for and settling for nothing less than the best from her staff. As an outstanding photographer, designer and writer, Megan has earned several prestigious awards. As an enthusiastic talent, Megan Brayman inspires greatness in others — a sure measure of a Key Staffer. Scholarships offered at Lewis Central: Alexis Albertsen, Iowa Advantage full tuition; Creighton merit; Briar Cliff merit; American Red Cross Young Minds Change Lives Mia Blackman, Northwest Missouri State Tower, Bearcat, Karen Hawkins Memorial Accounting, Adopt-A-Bearcat Megan Brayman, Northwest Missouri State merit, Green & White Advantage Steven Brickey Jr, Jennie Edmundson Hospital Teen Volunteer; Drake presidential; Iowa scholars; Nebraska Methodist College Wischmeier dean’s Mason Brinkman, Augustana academics/ football Derek Bruun, Iowa State Parrott Family Demi Cloyd, Northwest Missouri State merit, Green & White Advantage Jacob Cook, Dordt athletic, honors, Van Kleveren Family Brooke DeForest, Northwest Missouri State Merit, Green & White Advantage Brook DeMarque, Iowa scholars, freshman tuition Frasier Dew, Northern Iowa Benjamin J Allen Teacher Ed Scholarship, Distinguished Scholars Award Hannah Dmyterko, Iowa West Foundation Opportunity; Southwest Iowa Education Foundation Gladys and Frank W. Pechacek, Sr. Memorial; Northern Iowa Distinguished Scholar Award for Iowans Dana Doebelin, Grand Canyon GCU 2014 President; UNL Ruth Leverton; Central College Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership Megan Driver, Kirkwood Community College Council Bluffs Building and Trade Association Sarah Drummey, Iowa scholars Harper Emswiler, Iowa State academic recognition Level I, Cardinal Scholar; Southwest Iowa Educational Foundation Southwest Inc. Amy Epperson, Iowa State academic recognition; UNL Ruth Leverton, Nebraska Legacy; Portland State Out of State Opportunity Scholarship; Loyola-Chicago Damen Matt Haijsman, U.S. Air Force Academy appointment Robert Hemmingsen, Iowa Engineering First Year, Iowa Scholars Award Level II, athletic; University of Minnesota athletic; Ohio State athletic Nick Hempel, Bluffs City Lodge #71 Masonic Scholarship Shelby Hickey, Grace music premiere, award Brendan Johnson, Iowa State Cardinal Scholar, competitive excellence Morgan Jones, Iowa Scholars Award Level II; Loyola-Chicago Damen; Southwest Iowa Educational Foundation; Council Bluffs Building and Trade Association Kyle Larson, Simpson College Honor McKenzie Lenihan, USBC Bowling Council Bluffs USBC Alex Meister, Omaha Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium Allison Montgomery, Southwest Iowa Education Foundation Emily Ann Moore, Iowa State president’s competitive excellence, Cardinal Scholar, College of Human Sciences dean’s, achievement; Southwest Iowa Educational Foundation Hoff Family; Iowa State Harriette and Grace Bepler Endowment; World-Herald outstanding scholar McKenzie Pettepier, Oklahoma Christian presidential Lincoln Rodenburg, Dordt presidential, men’s basketball; Grand Lodge of Iowa Bluff City Lodge #71 Ethan Ruby, Colorado School of Mines merit Jordan Schaeffer, UNO Maverick Advantage; Alpha Delta Kappa Alpha Iota Henry Terry, Iowa Old Gold, Iowa Scholars Award, Blank Billy Weilage, South Dakota Coyote commitment

Council Bluffs St. Albert Emma Munger Outstanding Scholar Class rank: 1st out of 59 College plans: Creighton; premed Parents: Ruth and

Tim Munger About: The criteria for this award is truly exemplified by Emma. Not only is she extremely intelligent, she also is a picture of good character, leadership and school citizenship at St. Albert. She is one of the chairpersons for Kids Against Hunger and has had numerous fundraisers for the organization. She tutors students at SA and is a student aide in our elementary. Her leadership skills do not go unnoticed by staff as well as students.

John Theulen Key Staffer Journalistic roles: Chief of photography for newspaper and yearbook three years College plans: University of Iowa; journalism Parents: Julie and Jeff Theulen About: John has done it all. As photo chief for three years, he has shot every sport and event or made sure someone was there with a camera. Some of his fabulous pictures were taken during the hot summer months when no one was in school or at events far from town. John paid attention to the smallest details, like when cameras needed recharging or pictures needed deleting. Besides this responsibility, John would volunteer to design yearbook pages and newspaper spreads. And he began writing a monthly food critic story for the paper. Scholarships offered at St. Albert: Nicholas Allmon, Iowa State recognition, Cardinal scholar, engineering merit Mason Beezley, Iowa advantage; Drake presidential; St. Vincent de Paul academic Trey Bowman, Iowa Western Community College football; Augustana football; Morningside football; Dakota Wesleyan football; Drake admission; Northern Iowa academic Tristan Carman, Simpson theater; Pottawattamie County Bar Association Rudolfo Carillo-Cuevas, Iowa State recognition, Cardinal scholar Gustave Doll, Iowa State recognition; West Point Academy appointment Kaitlin Duncan, UNL Ruth Leverton memorial Kylie Ferguson, Lindenwood academic, basketball Courtney Fostvedt, New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts Meisner, academic Lindsey Hunter, Briar Cliff academic, dance team, Connection Eric (Hooch) Johnson, Arizona State New American, president; Iowa State recognition, Cardinal scholar; Iowa Old Gold, Iowa Scholar, engineering scholar Haley Klusman, Iowa State Gilberte L. Baker Wyatt Lewis, Kansas generations John McGinn, Iowa Iowa Scholar, engineering scholar, engineering first year, academic; Iowa State recognition, Cardinal scholar; Marquette Ignatius/Magis Emma Munger, Creighton community; Iowa academic; World-Herald outstanding scholar Sean O’Neill, Lindenwood academic, athletic; Concordia performing arts Felicia Roppe, Central College presidential, trustee, communication; Council Bluffs Youth Soccer Association; Catholic leadership Michael Schmidt, Northern Iowa Ben & Pat Allen; Benedictine academic; Central College Cornerstone; Northwest Missouri State academic John Theulen, Iowa Iowa Scholar; Robert Heithoff memorial; Panama (Iowa) American Legion Megan Urzendowski, Midland dance

Council Bluffs Thomas Jefferson Alicia Beckman Outstanding Scholar Class rank: 1st out of 264 College plans: Iowa Western; nursing and athletic training Parents: Michael and Jodie Beckman About: Alicia Beckman has really taken an active role in her education. Not only does she shine within the walls of the school, but she also represents our school well in the community. She has challenged herself academically, often taking the highest-level courses available. But more importantly, she takes an active role in giving back to the community through several community service projects.

Kelsi Thurman Key Staffer Journalistic roles: Newspaper editor in chief College plans: Iowa Western or Iowa State; criminal justice and/or journalism Parents: Bonnie and Carl Dickerson About: She has an outstanding ability to manage her staff. She is a great leader in and out of the classroom. Scholarships offered at Thomas Jefferson: Ikran Ahmen, Iowa West Foundation college access Blanca Aguilar, College of St. Mary opportunity Samantha Arnold, USBC bowling; Liberty Bank We Believe in You; Buena Vista Arch; Augustana athletic, academic; Runza Student of the Week; Oriental Trading Company; Southwest Iowa Education Foundation Pottawattamie County Cattleman’s Association; Omaha Education Foundation Metro Transit/Transport Workers Union Local No. 223; Iowa West Foundation opportunity; Red Cross Faye Arthur, Thomas Jefferson High School Student Council; Coe College Daniel Coe; St. Ambrose academic; Midland visit, scholar performer; Central College presidential, Journey, special; Iowa West Foundation opportunity Idahlia Avalos, College of St. Mary Latina Summer Academy; Iowa West Foundation opportunity Vanessa Banderas, UNO Maverick advantage; Iowa Central Community College Foundation academic, housing; Iowa West Foundation opportunity Alicia Beckman, Iowa Central Community College presidential, valedictorian, foundation, merit, valedictorian housing, academic housing; Graceland trustees’; Nebraska Wesleyan presidential; Liberty Bank We Believe in You; St. Ambrose academic; World-Herald outstanding scholar Trevor Ceder, Peru State citizen, cooperating school Zachariah Dahlheimer, UNO Maverick advantage Aaron DeSantiago, University of Northern Iowa multicultural scholar, distinguished Melissa Duschanek, Iowa State recognition; Creighton university; Iowa West Foundation opportunity Steven Eidem, Southwest Iowa Education Foundation Hoff Family Ruthellen Eikenberry, Air Force JROTC Robert L. Faris memorial Zachary Gardner, Iowa Central Community College merit Jamie Gilbert, Southwest Iowa Education Foundation Cutler-O’Neill service; Iowa West Foundation opportunity Fatima Gonzalez Espinoza, Iowa advantage; IJAG Kenneth M. Smith Jelisa Fisher, Iowa West Foundation college access Samantha Goodwin, UNO Maverick advantage; Sioux Falls achievement, Cougar; Council Bluffs Building & Trade Association Marc Gwennap, Northwest Missouri State freshman merit, Green and White advantage Ciera Harshbarger Whitaker, Southwest Iowa Education Foundation Hoff Jasmine Hernandez, Southwest Iowa Education Foundation Hoff Dylan Heyer, Iowa West Foundation college access

Brooklyn Holder, Iowa Western Community College Leo and Clare McSorley Foundation; Southwest Iowa Education Foundation Janet Mitchell memorial; Iowa West Foundation college access Samantha Kaczmarek, College of St. Mary achievement; Thomas Jefferson High School Student Council Nicholas Knotek Wangberg, Southwest Iowa Education Foundation Iowa West Foundation Kuira Lawton, Buena Vista Blue; Southwest Iowa Education Foundation Cutler-O’Neill service; Iowa West Foundation college access Elizabeth Lundvall, Buena Vista, founders, academic, tuition; Iowa West Foundation college access Josie Malone, Southwest Iowa Education Foundation Dr. Arthur Strohbehn memorial; Ashford presidential; Kelly and Joan Scott; Iowa West Foundation opportunity; Council Bluffs Building & Trade Association Tiffany Malvin, Buena Vista Arch; UNO Maverick advantage Anthony Maron, UNO Metropolitan advantage; Northwest Missouri State Tower, Bearcat, cultural enrichment; Morningside ambassador Alyscia Parker, Waldorf Theater Department Affinity; Midland visit, scholar; Doane out-ofstate, theater, access Mariah Parker, UNL Ruth Leverton, George Beadle; Chadron State academic; MidAmerica Nazarene; Creighton founders; Baylor president’s Gold Matthew Raes, Ferris State Great Lakes dean’s, dean’s; Iowa Central Community College Foundation academic, housing Anthony Rea, UNO Maverick advantage Abigail Raymer, College of St. Mary achievement, athletic Hannah Reed, Luther College founders, academic; St Ambrose academic; College of St. Mary achievement; Southwest Iowa Education Foundation TJHS Class of 1965 Quandt memorial Makenna Robinson, UNO Metropolitan advantage; Red Cross Ariana Rogers, AIB College of Business honor Steven Ruby, Peru State campus citizen, cooperating school Alexander Salak, Iowa Central Community College merit; Hastings Ringland Katherine Samper, Thomas Jefferson High School Student Council; Southwest Iowa Education Foundation Fox Family; College of St. Mary academic, Latina Summer Academy; Morningside ambassador Jessica Sillik, Iowa State recognition, academic; Doane out-of-state, community, academic Clayton Starner, Morningside ambassador; Hastings Ringland Kelsi Thurman, Sioux Falls achievement; Grace academic Charlotte Turner, TeamMates TeamMates Mentoring Program Kyra Wingstad, Grand View director’s; Central College academic Zachary Williamson, Creighton founders Traci Witkowski, Iowa Western Community College concert choir Antonio Wood, TeamMates Heartland

Douglas County West Emily Kahlandt Outstanding Scholar Class rank: 1st out of 71 College plans: UNL; pre-medicine Parents: Wayne and Melinda

Kahlandt About: Emily is ranked at the top of her class. She is intelligent, inquisitive and yearns to gain an in-depth knowledge of all subject matters. With Emily’s determination, dedication and hard work, I have no doubt that she will succeed in all of her endeavors.

Samantha Shuler

Key Staffer Journalistic roles: Yearbook editor College plans: Colorado or Denver University; criminal

justice Parents: mother Elizabeth Shuler and grandmother Marlene Stillahn About: Sam has been an integral part of the yearbook staff this year. Her attention to detail and photography skills have made her an invaluable member of our team. Scholarships offered at Douglas County West:

Carlos Arellano, Metro Community College Board of Governors Karla Arellano, Metro Community College Board of Governors Shane Brichacek, Peru State RHOP pre-pharmacy, Campus Citizen; UNL Canfield’s Adam Dobbs, Wesleyan Archway, achievement; Concordia dean’s, Lutheran Heritage Award Maddie Ehlers, UNL regents Talon Flynn, Metro Community College First Time Freshman Incentive Haley Foutch, Northwest Missouri State merit, Green & White Advantage Lee Ann Gascon, Metro Community College Board of Governors Davina Gutierrez, Midland cheerleading Sydnee Hamsa, Metro Community College Board of Governors Tyler Hardman, Metro Community College Board of Governor’s Ty Heinert, Midland wrestling, university, Campus Visit, NE Opportunity, Federal Opportunity Taylor Hutton, Midland cheerleading Hanah Jorgensen, Dordt volleyball Emily Kahlandt, UNL regents, honors textbook, CASNR; UNK regents, KHOP, 1st Alternate-World-Herald/Kearney Hub, honors program; Wayne State presidential; Midland high school leader award; World-Herald outstanding scholar Mary Kaven, UNO chancellor’s; UNL Canfield’s; UNK chancellor’s; Benedictine academic Emily Kneib, UNL Nebraska Opportunity Daniel Kollars, UNK dean’s Joshua Kruntorad, John Brown trustees, Founders Award, JBU Fund; United Faith Community Church Jeffrey Lasiter, Peru State Campus Citizen Award Alexa Mach, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Union, Local 763 IBEWU Madeline McCarville, Kansas Jayhawk Generations; Creighton Founders Cortland Plotz, UNO dean’s; Kansas distinction; Rockhurst dean’s Rocky Pryor, Wesleyan Archway Preston Simon, Metro Community College Board of Governors Rachel Wald, Bellevue volleyball, academic; Northwest Missouri State distinguished, Bearcat; Valley City State president’s; UNK regents Tyler Wiggins, Metro Community College First Time Freshman Incentive Shelby Williby, UNL regents, honors textbook; Iowa State competitive excellence, College of Engineering; Colorado School of Mines merit; Eastern Chapter of the Nebraska Society of Professional Engineers; Peru State business contest


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Elkhorn Wyatt Osborn Outstanding Scholar Class rank: 2nd out of 153 College plans: UNO or UNL; computer engineering or construction engineering Parents: Gary and Patricia Osborn About: Wyatt is a remarkable young man who is tremendously gifted in mathematics and the academic world. Wyatt is a leader in the academic clubs, participates in running and is one of the best student tutors at EHS. He is a role model who inspires others with his humility, integrity and sense of purpose.

Jayden Kyncl Key Staffer Journalistic roles: Yearbook editor College plans: Wayne State; journalism Parents: Jamie and Amber Kyncl About: She took her role as editor very seriously. She worked endlessly on her own time at home and any free time at school, photographed more than 30 events, created checklists for staff members to get deadlines met and also coordinated staff get-togethers. She took initiative on everything and never needed to be told what to do. She won several awards. Scholarships offered at Elkhorn: Andrew Aulner, UNO regents; National Merit Corporation; Elkhorn Public Schools Foundation pARTners Karen Avery, Northwest Missouri State Bearcat; South Dakota Coyote achievement; Oregon Summit; Kansas achievement; Iowa State competitive excellence; Concordia Wisconsin presidential Tucker Baily, Briar Cliff academic, athletic Brooke Bennett, Northwest Missouri State Tower, Bearcat Molly Bond, Western Douglas County Chamber of Commerce; UNO regents; Elkhorn Public Schools Foundation AXA Advisors, Elkhorn Middle School Booster Club, Foundation; UNK chancellor’s Brayden Bondasak, Midland dance Sarah Brand, Northwest Missouri State distinguished, Bearcat; UNL Canfield, College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources; Doane presidential; Elkhorn Public Schools Foundation Don Petersen Family Alyssa Byar, Runza Student of the Week; Rockhurst trustees’; Augustana trustees; Creighton founders; Truman State non-resident tuition, combined ability, president’s leadership; Children’s Hospital and Medical Center Teen Connection; Elkhorn Public Schools Foundation Carol S. Schlosser memorial, Western Douglas County Rotary, foundation Connor Cameron, UNO regents, engineering; UNL regents Jacob Carlson, Iowa State competitive excellence; Elkhorn Public Schools Foundation Carl L. and Mary A. White, boys extracurricular Activities, Wortman/Bacus excellence Katherine Carollo, Midland golf Alec Cowger, Northwest Missouri State Tower, Bearcat Caleb Craven, Wesleyan presidents, achievement; UNO chancellor’s; UNL Legends, David; Milwaukee School of Engineering academic; Elkhorn Public Schools Foundation Carl Riley Brodersen memorial football, Don Petersen Family, Legacy Eyecare, Vic Porter memorial, Wortman/Bacus excellence, foundation Payton Dau, Grand Island Community Foundation Jim and Dee Price Andrew Devney, Kansas achievement, Jayhawk Generation, midwest student exchange; Oklahoma State non-resident achievement Kylie Drilling, South Dakota Coyote promise Madeline Eldridge, Elkhorn Public Schools Foundation Kids Campus former student; St. Louis vice president, merit; Rockhurst Dowling, Ignatius, regents; UNL David Kayla Epp, UNL regents, David Hawksworth, honors textbook; Elkhorn Public Schools Foundation Amanda Ewoldt, Northwest Missouri State Tower, Bearcat Julie Foster, UNL regents, College of Education and Human Sciences; Northwest Missouri State distinguished, Bearcat; Elkhorn Education Association; Elkhorn Public Schools Foundation Carl Riley Brodersen memorial softball, DLR Excellence in Education, Elkhorn Girls Softball Association, Kids Campus employee, Nick Alfrey memorial Samuel Gerdes, Kansas State midwest student exchange, College of Agriculture Aaron Greenberg, Augustana academic; Simpson academic; Midland presidential, athletic; Sioux Falls provost’s, athletic; Nebraska Wesleyan Black and Gold, achievement, honors academy; Central College presidential, Journey; Morningside dean; Washburn academic Valentino Hahn, Elkhorn Public Schools Foundation Manchester Elementary PTO Abigail Hamik, UNO dean’s Robert Hart, Northwest Missouri State freshman merit, Green and White advantage Kyle Haston, Metropolitan Community College governors Kielynn Havermann, UNL Canfield, Legends; Rockhurst trustee’s, dean’s; Kansas non-resident distinction; Creighton founders, Fr. Joseph Labaj; St. Louis dean’s, merit; Elkhorn Public Schools Foundation Legacy Eyecare, foundation Emily Heimann, Chadron State trustees, achievement, Paul and Mayme Brown memorial, Everett Colwell memorial, Ross Magowan Agriculture Jennifer Hill, Midland soccer Samantha Hofling, Midland cheer Jesse Holmes, Rotary Club of West Omaha; Minnesota-Twin Cities Gold National; Colorado School of Mines presidents; UNL regents, David Hawksworth; Missouri Science and Technology Excellence, Miner alumni, excellence out-of-state; LeTourneau honors college, presidential Amanda Houston, Elkhorn Public Schools Foundation band booster, Westridge Elementary PTO, foundation; Iowa State competitive excellence, engineering undergraduate merit; UNL regents, honors textbook; Midland arts; Hastings talent in music, merit Kellen Jakopovic, Elkhorn Public Schools Foundation Carl Riley Brodersen memorial baseball Alexandra Janvrin, Kansas excellence; UNL regents, Forest C. Blood Jr.; Iowa State competitive excellence; Arizona State New American ; Elkhorn Public Schools Foundation Elkhorn Historical Society, girls extracurricular activities, foundation Rachel Jesske, Wesleyan Archway, achievement; Hastings Pro Rege, cheerleader; Creighton academic; Elkhorn Public Schools Foundation Kayla Wilkins memorial YuanYuan Jiang, Wesleyan governors, achievement; UNO regents, swimming; UNL Canfield; Iowa State competitive excellence Madison Johnson, Midland color guard Jessica Jones, Midland cheer Samuel Larson, Wayne State football; Benedictine academic, football; Peru State academic, football; Augustana academic, football; Dakota Wesleyan academic, football; Drake academic Megan Lehr, UNO dean’s; South Dakota Coyote achievement; Northwest Missouri State Tower, Bearcat; Elkhorn Public Schools Foundation Manchester Elementary PTO; UNL Canfield Kammala Marshall, Midland softball; Louisiana at Monroe out-of-state waiver Rashaan Martin, Northwest Missouri State Tower, Bearcat, Cultural Enrichment Level 3; Midland academic, athletic; Briar Cliff academic, football; Central College academic Christian McKenzie, Wells Fargo Advisors Charles and Alberta Walther Bryan McLaughlin, Midland academic, football; Briar Cliff academic, football Isaiah Meehan, UNO dean’s

Jacob Merrill, Peru State cooperating schools; Susan Thompson Buffett Jacy Michael, Northwest Missouri State distinguished, Bearcat; UNK regents; UNL David, Legends; Elkhorn Public Schools Foundation Hillrise Elementary PTO Zachary Mikulicz, Midland football; Briar Cliff academic, football; Graceland academic, football; Dakota State football; Peru State football Madison Muir, Northwest Missouri State freshman merit, Green and White advantage Tayte Myers, Northwest Missouri State distinguished, Bearcat Olivia Neth, Midland Anderson leader athlete Samuel Orozco Contreras, Elkhorn Public Schools Foundation Class of ’61- Echtenkamp/Warren/Paasch-Wilkins memorial, Real World Initiative; Midland wrestling Wyatt Osborn, UNO regents, Walter Scott Jr.; UNL regents, David Hawksworth, honors textbook; Elkhorn Education Association; Elkhorn Public Schools Foundation Barbara McLaughlin memorial, Foundation; Omaha World Herald outstanding scholar Logan Paasch, Midland athletic; Briar Cliff academic, football Jennifer Pearson, Metropolitan Community governors; Elkhorn Public Schools Foundation Dennis Curtis, Elkhorn Lions Club-Arnold Fencl; Susan Thompson Buffett Taylor Penn, Luna Chapter of Eastern Star; Wayne State presidential, special abilities music; Creighton academic Bowen Petersen, Wesleyan achievement Grant Petrmichl, Northwest Missouri State Tower, Bearcat; South Dakota Coyote achievement; UNK deans Blake Pfeil, Northwest Missouri State Tower, Bearcat Amanda Pickering, UNK chancellor’s; Northwest Missouri State distinguished, Bearcat; Elkhorn Public Schools Foundation Don Petersen Family Andrew Randall, Dordt College academic, baseball, region alumni; Elkhorn Public Schools Foundation Rick Christmas memorial Alaina Rauscher, Susan Thompson Buffett Allison Schmutz, Elkhorn Public Schools Foundation Elkhorn Volunteer Rescue, No Frills Austin Seagren, UNO regents; UNL Canfield; Iowa State competitive excellence, Return to Iowa-Generations Michael Shavlik, Doane presidential, cross country, leadership; Elkhorn Public Schools Foundation Don Petersen Family Taylor Simones, UNL music, Hixson-Lied; Elkhorn Public Schools Foundation Leola J. Ohm memorial, pARTners Sajya Singh, Elkhorn Public Schools Foundation William Patton science; Loyola Chicago presidential; Minnesota-Twin Cities Gold National Kylee Smallfoot, Midland athletic Samuel Stevens, UNL music Colin Stiles, UNO chancellor’s; UNK chancellor’s; Buena Vista heritage; Eastern Nebraska Soccer Association; Elkhorn Public Schools Foundation Elkhorn Lawn Care Entrepreneur Shyanne Swedensky, Susan Thompson Buffett McKenna Thorngren, Nebraska Hunter/Jumper Schooling Show Circuit Sadie Uleman, Midland track Kylee Vaske, Metropolitan Community College governors; Creighton founders Daniel Watson, UNL regents; Iowa State competitive excellence, engineering undergraduate merit; Elkhorn Public Schools Foundation Nathan Waggoner memorial, foundation Mallory Wescom, Northwest Missouri State Tower, Bearcat Easton Wilson, Briar Cliff academic, baseball

Elkhorn South Tyler Martin Outstanding Scholar Class rank: 1st out of 195 College plans: Oklahoma State; chemical engineering Parents: Scott and Polly Martin About: Tyler was selected because he is the No. 1-ranked student in our highly competitive senior class. Tyler has excelled by taking eight AP classes over the past two years. Tyler combines his outstanding intellectual ability with impressive interpersonal communication skills.

Kaylee Flower Key Staffer Journalistic roles: Newspaper editor for three years; helped launch Storm Alert website and created monthly StormTV broadcast College plans: UNL; psychology Parents: Stevie and Jarod Sutter About: Kaylee has been an integral part in building a strong journalism tradition at Elkhorn South, and she’s left an impressive legacy to serve as inspiration to future students. Scholarships offered at Elkhorn South: Brooke Adams, Elkhorn Public Schools Foundation general; Iowa State competitive excellence; Simpson achievement, Cowles Fellowship; UNK Omaha World-Herald/Kearney Hub; UNL Raikes, regents, honors textbook Chase Ahlers, Buena Vista Arch, Founders; Northwest Missouri State Bearcat, Tower Joshua Alberts, Creighton Founders; Drake presidential; Missouri-Kansas City Non-Resident, Trustees Recognition; UNL regents; UNO Charles and Denise Olson, regents; Northern Iowa Legacy, out-of-state scholar Ross Anderson, Briar Cliff academic, baseball; Kansas distinction Sahar Azimi, Creighton Founders; UNO deans Nicolle Barmettler, Augustana presidential; Creighton golf, Magis; Elkhorn Public Schools Foundation general; Minnesota State Mankato Maverick; Nebraska Women’s Amateur Golf Association; Truman State Combined Ability, golf, non-resident, president’s honorary, president’s leadership; UNO golf, regents Kedzie Becker, Baylor dean’s gold; Creighton Founders; Florida Gulf Coast out-of-state tuition waiver; Michigan State presidential study abroad, Red Cedar, university scholar Nicole Beer, Western Illinois soccer Benjamin Behrens, Elkhorn Public Schools Foundation; Legacy Eyecare; Liberty academic, Liberty Champion; Simpson College honor Edward Joel Berry, Arizona State National Merit; Colorado School of Mines merit; Elkhorn Public Schools Foundation general; Iowa State competitive excellence; Rensselaer leadership; Illinois-Urbana Champaign achievement; Michigan engineering, Schwink, Stamps; Minnesota-Twin Cities Gold National, Gold Scholar; UNL chancellor’s, honors textbook; Notre Dame provost; Oklahoma National Merit Joseph Blodgett, UNO chancellor’s Alisa Bohac, Elkhorn Public Schools Foundation; Elkhorn Historical Society; Iowa State competitive excellence, College of Engineering; Elkhorn Public Schools Foundation; Skyline PTO; UNL engineering, regents; UNO regents Rachel Bukoskie, Iowa State competitive excellence; South Dakota State Yellow & Blue; Truman State Combined Ability, Non Resident; University of Minnesota CASNR Science; UNL Canfield, CASNR; South Dakota Coyote commitment; Wayne State Neihardt Rachel Busselman, Creighton academic; Iowa State competitive excellence; Kansas State Heritage; Kansas Jayhawk Generations; UNL regents; UNO regents Sydney Childers, Kings College Presidential; Lindenwood University academic; Northwest Missouri State Tower; Sullivan Virginia Chochon, Elkhorn Public Schools Foundation James Manske/Alex Pearson Elkhorn Lawn Care; Metro Community College Board of Governors Ryan Christensen, Elkhorn Public Schools Foundation ESHS Wrestling Booster; Metro

Community College Board of Governors; Peru State College Board of Trustees, Campus Citizen; UNL Canfield, CASNR Cheryl Circo, Iowa State competitive excellence; Kansas State College of Agriculture, Honors, June Hull Sherrid; UNL CASNR, regents, honors textbook Madelynn Devereaux, Northwest Missouri State distinguished; South Dakota Coyote commitment promise Bethany Emsick, Elkhorn Public Schools Foundation Nate Pullen Memorial; Iowa State competitive excellence, Engineering, Generations Madison Ethen, Iowa State competitive excellence; Wesleyan president’s; UNL Canfield; UNO chancellor’s; University of Sioux Falls Presidents Hope Fischer, Evangel University Bible & Theology, Merit; Elkhorn Public Schools Foundation John Greufe Memorial Kay Flower, Eastern Star Citizenship; Elkhorn Education Association; Purple Heart; UNL Canfield, Pepsi Scholar, honors textbook; Elkhorn Public Schools Foundation Western Douglas County Rotary Allison Gabel, Elkhorn Public Schools Foundation AXA Advisors; Drake presidential; Kansas excellence Ashraf Gandul, Wesleyan Black and Gold Rachel Gibson, Elkhorn Public Schools Foundation DLR Excellence in Education, Dr. Harriet Bluford memorial, general; Iowa State academic, deans; Kansas State Heritage; UNL Education and Human Science, regents, honors textbook Jacob Givens, Creighton Magis; Elkhorn Public Schools Foundation general, Spring Ridge PTO; Iowa State competitive excellence; Loyola-Chicago Damen; Minnesota Gold National; UNL regents, Rosa Peterson, honors textbook Janette Goure, Southwest Baptist presidential; Thomas Layton Walker Emily Gregan, Wesleyan achievement, presidents; Northwest Missouri State Bearcat, distinguished Ryan Grove, UNL David; UNO regents Kathryn Hanson, Carnegie Mellon Charpie; Case Western Reserve university; Creighton honors, Magis, presidential; Elkhorn Public Schools Foundation general, girls extracurricular; Rotary Club of Omaha West; University of Denver chancellors; Illinois-Urbana Champaign Achievement, James Scholar Honors Program; Minnesota Gold National, honors program; UNL regents, Rosa Peterson, honors textbook; Wisconsin honors program Jordan Hathaway, Creighton Founders; Elkhorn Public Schools Foundation; Elkhorn Ridge Middle School Booster Club; UNO chancellors, regents Allison Hauger, Iowa State competitive excellence; Kansas State College of Agriculture; UNL Canfield, Legends; Wayne State Education Matters Ryan Head, Elkhorn Public Schools Foundation No Frills Personal Best; South Dakota School of Mines scholar; Missouri Mark Twain; UNL Legends; Wichita State Founders Merit Riley Heller, Creighton Magis; Elkhorn Public Schools Foundation General, ESHS Football Booster, ESHS Football Futures; Minnesota Gold National; UNL David Hawksworth, regents, honors textbook Riley Herchenbach, South Dakota Coyote commitment Allie Hodge, Northwest Missouri State University Tower Abby Johnson, Northwest Missouri State distinguished; South Dakota Coyote commitment promise Megan Kammer, Taylor community life, dean, soccer Payton Keller, Creighton Founders; Southern Methodist Founders; Texas Christian deans; Arizona excellence Tanner King, Hastings bowling, Pro Rege Alena Kipp, Colorado State dean’s; Creighton Skutt, Founders; Missouri University of Science and Tech Miner, Out of State, Trustees; Wesleyan Board of Governors; Rockhurst Directors Kelley Kruger, UNL Canfield, Education, honors textbook Chase Kruse, Northwest Missouri State Bearcat, Tower Trevor Kubie, UNL Canfield, Legends Megan Kucks, Doane basketball, excellence, presidential; Elkhorn Public Schools Foundation Elkhorn Volunteer Rescue, ESHS Soccer Booster Club; Hastings Crimson, deans; Elkhorn Public Schools Foundation Legacy Eyecare; Midland Anderson Leaders Athlete; Wesleyan achievement, Board of Governors, Honors Academy; Rockhurst Dowling; Simpson College academic; South Dakota Coyote commitment distinction Elizabeth Langan, Northwest Missouri State Bearcat, Tower; South Dakota Coyote commitment achievement Evan Lehn, St. Johns Scholastic Excellence Justin Loerts, Missouri-Kansas City achievement, Metro Scholars, non-resident, trustees recognition; UNO regents Connor Luedtke, Elkhorn Public Schools Foundation Don Nordlund; Elkhorn/Waterloo American Legion Post #211; Northwest Missouri State Bearcat, distinguished, music; UNO music Tyler Martin, Elkhorn Public Schools Foundation general, ESHS wrestling booster; ConAgra National Merit; Oklahoma State W.W. Allen, National Merit, leadership; World-Herald outstanding scholar; Texas A&M National Merit; UNL chancellor’s; Oklahoma National Merit Halle Mason, Creighton Founders; Iowa State Academic Recognition; Loyola-Chicago Loyola; St. Olaf College Deans; University of St. Thomas Academic, Trustee Alec McCarthy, Elkhorn Public Schools Foundation general, Elkhorn Ridge Middle School Booster Club, Fire Ridge PTO; Florida State freshmen, full-tuition reduction; Alabama presidential; Missouri Mark Twain; UNL regents, honors textbook; World-Herald outstanding student Vincent McCashland, Elkhorn Lions Club Arnold Fencl Christopher McEwin, Campbell academic/ housing; Elkhorn Public Schools Foundation; ESHS Football Futures; Texas Christian faculty; UNL Canfield, Legends, honors textbook Morgan McKinlay, Utah State nonresident Sean McKinney, Midland Board of Directors Katrina Meeks, UNL Canfield, Legends, University Honors Scholar Jacob Melcher, UNL regents; UNO regents; Western Douglas County Chamber of Commerce general Michael Minter, Arizona State books, New American Katherine Nawrocki, Elkhorn Public Schools Foundation Elkhorn Girls Softball Association; Iowa State competitive excellence; University of St Thomas academic Joseph Nelson, Augustana presidential; Elkhorn Public Schools Foundation Boys Extra Curricular Activities; Colorado School of Mines Football, Merit; Elkhorn Public Schools Foundation general, ESHS Football Booster; Alabama Engineering Leadership, Presidential; Arizona excellence; Colorado presidential; University of Miami presidents Taylor Nutt, Wesleyan presidents Kevin Oran, Creighton academic, Magis; Elkhorn Public Schools Foundation general; Harvard College Faculty; Iowa State Engineering, George Washington Carver; Elkhorn Public Schools Foundation Kids Campus Former Student; National Merit; Northwestern University National Merit, award; UNL regents; UNO regents, Walter Scott Jr. R. Joseph Paetz, Elkhorn Public Schools Foundation general; Iowa State competitive excellence, engineering, National Merit; Illinois Urbana-Champaign achievement; Kansas Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, National Merit, School of engineering dean’s; Minnesota Gold Scholar, Gold National, study abroad, honors; UNO regents, Walter Scott Jr. Drew Perkins, Fort Hays State academic opportunity; Midland hockey Collin Peterson, Iowa State competitive excellence; Kings College presidential; UNL Engineering; UNO regents, Walter Scott Jr. Mason Rasmussen, Creighton Founders; UNO regents Savannah Rave, Elkhorn Public Schools Foundation; Kids Campus Employee; Lindenwood University Lindenwood Zachary Reeg, Augustana College baseball, presidential; Fort Scott baseball; Northwest Missouri State baseball, distinguished; UNL Canfield; UNO dean’s; Washburn baseball, business, tuition waiver; Wichita State Merit Joseph Reger, Missouri University of Science and Tech Alumni, Centurylink, Miner, Out of State Kylee Ripley, Northwest Missouri State distinguished Brandon Roarty, Benedictine soccer; Elkhorn Public Schools Foundation ESHS Soccer Booster Club; Northwest Missouri State Bearcat, Tower Erik Roberts, Iowa State competitive excellence, College of Engineering; Kansas distinction Allison Rogers, Chadron State Full Tuition; Elmhurst College Deans, Enrichment; Kings College presidential; Minnesota State Moorhead valedictorian Rachel Saag, Georgia presidential, regents;

University of Indiana deans, DeVault Match, Hutton Honors College; Missouri Mark Twain Austin Sabaliauskas, Northwest Missouri State Tower Jonathan Scaglione, Oral Roberts deans Jordan Scott, Carthage College Founders; Wesleyan achievement, presidents Jordan Sieh, Northwest Missouri State merit Madeline Simmons, Central College Heritage, presidential; Creighton academic; Doane College basketball, Van Hoy; Drake presidential; Elkhorn Public Schools Foundation Fire Ridge PTO; Hastings basketball, Ringland; Simpson honor Lauren Strubbe, Baylor academic; Elkhorn Public Schools Foundation general; Southern Methodist Distinguished BBA Scholar, Second Century Jordan Thiem, Washburn Desmond WEA, soccer, tuition waiver Matthew Thomas, Mid-Plains Community College basketball Emily Tosoni, Iowa State competitive excellence; Loyola-Chicago Damen; Minnesota Gold National; UNL regents, Rosa Peterson Andrew Turner, UNO deans Nicole Vana, Doane Board of Trustees, softball; Missouri Western State provost’s academic; Morningside softball, achievement; Wesleyan Black and Gold, award Elizabeth Vandergriend, Iowa State academic recognition; UNL Canfield Isaac Vittetoe, UNO regents Amber Wilson, Midland performing arts Stephen Worthing, Elkhorn Public Schools Foundation ESHS Football Futures; Midland football; Truman State football; UNK football; Wayne State football Kelsey Young, Elkhorn Public Schools Foundation general; Kansas excellence; University of Minnesota College of Education, Gold National; Missouri Mark Twain; UNL regents Spencer Young, Luther College Presidential; Morningside College athletic, Deans Corrin Ziepke, Hastings softball Jonathan Zumbrennen, Briar Cliff academic, basketball; Concordia basketball, regents; Doane basketball, presidential; Hastings College basketball, Crimson; UNK chancellor’s; Wayne State basketball, Cooperative School

Fort Calhoun Ben J. Everswick Outstanding Scholar Class rank: 1st out of 50 College plans: UNL, South Dakota School of Mines or New Mexico; environmental

engineering Parents: Dale and Susan Everswick About: Ben Everswick is a phenomenal young man. He is a leader in the truest sense of the word. He is not afraid to stand up for what he believes in although it may not be the most popular sentiment, but at the same time his natural charisma draws others toward him and whatever he is trying to accomplish. Whether it be volunteering at the county recycling center, leading his athletic teammates by his hard-working example or being involved with Project Extra Mile, Ben is always giving back to others.

Rebecca Schumaker Key Staffer Journalistic roles: photographer and reporter College plans: UNO; undecided Parents: Craig Schumaker About: Rebecca cares about making our yearbook good. She is willing to take on any job necessary to make that happen. She does quality work, and she assists other students when needed. Scholarships offered at Fort Calhoun: Emily Anderson, Nebraska Wesleyan Black & Gold, achievement; Northwest Missouri State Tower, Bearcat advantage; South Dakota Coyote achievement Bailey Baxter, Morningside founder, softball; Northwest Missouri State Tower, Bearcat advantage Trae Bradburn, Morningside dean’s, football; Doane trustees, football; Midland presidential, football; Hastings Ringland, football; Concordia regent’s, football; Nebraska Wesleyan Black & Gold; Dakota Wesleyan student-athlete; Briar Cliff academic, football; Central College Central College alumni Katie Edie, UNL Kimmel art Ben Everswick, UNO regents; UNL regents; New Mexico freshman amigo; Colorado School of Mines merit; Baylor president’s Gold; South Dakota School of Mines & Technology tech challenge scholar, civil & environmental engineering; World-Herald outstanding scholar Alexandrea DeWitt, Northwest Missouri State Tower, Bearcat advantage Joseph Genoways, Morningside presidential, baseball; UNO regents Gage Hartline, Midland scholar-athlete; Nebraska Wesleyan achievement, opportunity; Benedictine academic, college; Hastings Pro Rege, football; Concordia academic, football; Briar Cliff academic, football Samantha Hayden, Metropolitan Community College governors Samuel Herold, South Dakota Coyote achievement; UNO regents; Wayne State CIS information technology exemplar Samantha Hoer, Metropolitan Community College freshman incentive, opportunity Julie Hofer, John Brown professor’s; Creighton academic; Grace alumni legacy, academic; Hastings music Kallen Jones, Metropolitan Community College freshman incentive Chelsea Larsen, Nebraska Methodist College Wischmeier dean’s, Gateway Hope Latwaitis, Metropolitan Community College governors Jon Keenan, Midland scholar-athlete; Wayne State Education Matters; Concordia regents; Hastings ambassador; Sioux Falls provost’s; Nebraska Wesleyan Black & Gold; Morningside founder; Doane Van Hoy Anna Koenecke, Minnesota State-Mankato Maverick, in-state tuition; Minnesota transplants Lauren Marr, South Dakota Coyote academic Brianna Namuth, Iowa State competitive excellence, human sciences merit, academic merit; Daniel L. and Pamela B. Daly YES; UNL Canfield; Central College alumni Sara Naughton, College of Hair Design open house; Joseph’s College of Beauty early initiative Madison Nelson, Midland scholar-athlete, academic, visit, opportunity Toree Polsley, North Platte Community College softball Robert Perry, Simpson presidential, Day Sean Ramey, New Mexico freshman amigo; South Dakota Coyote achievement Jace Schwarz, Briar Cliff academic, merit, basketball Colten Siemer, UNL Kimmel art Michael Smedra, Metropolitan Community College freshman tuition

Gretna Rachel Smith Outstanding Scholar Class rank: 1st out of 190 College plans: Missouri; pre-medicine Parents: Russell

and Lisa Smith About: Rachel leads our 2014 graduates academically and socially. She represents her classmates on the girls golf team, Academic Decathlon and National Honor Society. Rachel also participated in the UNMC Medical Alliance during her senior year. She is a National Merit Scholar.

Kylie Holman Key Staffer Journalistic roles: Newspaper opinion editor College plans: UNO; journalism and psychology Parents: Joseph and Samantha

Holman About: Within the journalism room, students are asked to take on much responsibility for their publications. Kylie is a journalist that takes pride in her own work and those of her classmates. She is willing to always help her fellow classmates as well as her adviser. Kylie brings life to the lab and with her help the paper gets done and to the student body. Scholarships offered at Gretna: Samuel Andersen, Morningside music, founders; Teammates Amelia Ashley, Dartmouth general Kyle Beck, UNO dean’s Beau Bennett, Southwest Baptist Pike scholars, Dutile scholars David Beran, Doane leadership, vocal music excellence, presidential, theater; Wesleyan Bennett; Optimist speech contest Luke Beran, Northwest Missouri State Bearcat, Tower Jacob Blank, Augustana trustees Katherine Bonn, Wesleyan presidents Trenton Boyer, Hastings honorary dean, Crimson, soccer Sydney Bratka, Northwest Missouri State Bearcat, Tower Jacob Burke, Florida Atlantic Elite Owl, excellence; UNL Canfield; UNO chancellor’s Anna Carson, Metropolitan Community College governors; Wesleyan Black & Gold Mason Cartwright, Creighton academic Alex Coldiron, Concordia music, achievement, Lutheran heritage Elizabeth Csipkes, Creighton College of Arts & Sciences dean, presidential; Grand Canyon chancellor; Metropolitan Community College governors; Wesleyan achievement, founders; Oral Roberts founder’s; UNL Esther freshman, regents; UNO regents Hope Cudly, Doane trustees, instrumental music, instrumental music excellence; Northwest Missouri State Tower, Bearcat Quinten Dawes, UNK/Gretna graduate, chancellor’s Alyssa Derks, Iowa State competitive excellence, music; OEA Foundation, Jim & Elma Simpson memorial; UNL Glenn Korff School of Music, Canfield Megan Derks, OEA Foundation Hannah DeRouchey, UNL Canfield; South Dakota Coyote leader Jordan Dostal, Metropolitan Community College first time freshman incentive Kristen Fougeron, Metropolitan Community College governors Nicholas Fountain, Nebraska Association of County Officials; Wesleyan Black & Gold, achievement; Northwest Missouri State Bearcat, Tower; Iowa State recognition, Generation; Drake presidential, legacy; UNK dean’s Emelia Germer, Baldwin Wallace presidential; Creighton Magis; Millikin merit; Wesleyan founders, achievement; UNL regents Kayc Gorton, Metropolitan Community College governors Logan Gubbels, Metropolitan Community College governors Nicholas Haberer, UNO regents, honors Maisie Habron, UNL David, honors textbook; UNO regents Madison Halinski, UNO deans Lyndsey Harpenau, Wesleyan Black & Gold, achievement Lyndsey Harpenau, Northwest Missouri State Tower, Bearcat Nicholas Harrington, South Dakota State Jackrabbit Tyler Hartzell, Metropolitan Community College governors Kylie Holman, UNO regents Leah Hopkins, Metropolitan Community College first-time freshman incentive Zachary Howell, Buena Vista Arch; Hastings baseball, Ringland; Morningside ambassador; Northwestern College achievement Cody Jackson, Wesleyan president’s Brittni Jaeckel, UNO Maverick advantage Michael Johansson, UNO regents Cheyenne Johnson, South Dakota Coyote achievement Michael Johnson, Creighton academic; Morningside dean; Wesleyan achievement, legacy, president’s Benjamin Karloff, Eastern Nebraska Soccer Association senior; Morningside achievement, ambassador; South Dakota Coyote academic Audra Keehn, Creighton founders; UNO regents; Washburn soccer, Richey; Kansas excellence; UNK regents Austin Keller, Creighton founders; Midland Anderson leader; Wesleyan achievement, governors; UNK chancellor; UNO regents Allison Kessler, Doane Van Hoy; Midland presidential; UNK Lopers excellence tuition Alexander Kramer, Augustana presidential Samuel Kincade, Iowa State competitive excellence Kristen Kuhn, Iowa State competitive excellence; Kansas excellence; UNL regents Nicholas Kwasnewski, Morningside ambassador; Conductix-Wampfler employee memorial fund; Wesleyan governors Jeremiah Landanger, Hastings soccer, student success Logan Langholdt, Doane music, vocal music excellence, presidential; Wesleyan governors, achievement, Bennett; Luther College president’s, Weston Noble music, music lesson Mitchell Macziewski, South Dakota Coyote achievement Alicia Maxwell, UNL Canfield; UNO regents Mason McCormick, Creighton founders; Kansas excellence; Wesleyan achievement, governors; UNL College of Engineering, regents, honors textbook Allison Meyer, Northwest Missouri State Tower, Bearcat Kaylee Munson, Northwest Missouri State Bearcat, cultural enrichment, distinguished scholar Tori Oldenkamp, Midland presidential; Morningside dean; Northwest Missouri State Tower, Bearcat Mackenzie Oliver, Concordia dean’s; Nebraska Ladies Auxiliary Order of the Purple Heart; UNK College of Education Foundation; Wayne State cooperating schools Cody Ortlieb, Hastings soccer, academic; Eastern Illinois soccer; Midland soccer, academic; Fort Hays State soccer Michaela Owen, Wayne State presidential; UNL Canfield, chancellor’s, School of Accountancy honors Mitchell Pilcher, Metropolitan Community College first time freshman incentive Lance Pinkall, Midland Anderson leader; UNK chancellor’s; UNL Canfield Florian Placzek, UNO deans Jacob Ridpath, Hastings soccer, Ringland Daniel Riha, Metropolitan Community College governors Allison Roberts, Augustana trustee Nicholas Roberts, Metropolitan Community College governors; Morningside musical

Jason Scheer, Kansas State midwest student exchange, engineering Dakota Schlitz, Creighton founders, Labaj; UNL regents, honors textbook Elizabeth Schmidt, Concordia dean’s, dance, Lutheran heritage; Wesleyan Archway Bryce Schreiner, Metropolitan Community College governors; NMC Inc. applied science technology Jamie Schuetz, Dordt basketball, presidential, Van Klaveren achievement Alexandra Schwartz, Concordia excellence; Northwest Missouri State Bearcat, cultural enrichment, distinguished; UNL Canfield, chancellor’s; UNO deans Lacy Sims, Midland fine arts performer, academic; Wesleyan Black & Gold Rachel Smith, University of Missouri Robert “Red” Graham, alumni, Mizzou heritage non-resident; World-Herald outstanding scholar Sarah Stage, Omaha World-Herald/Kearney Hub; UNK regents; UNL regents, honors textbook, Rosa Peterson; UNO regents Kari Stirtz, Concordia regent’s, Lutheran heritage, church work, NACC Madison Stock, Wesleyan founders, achievement Tanner Stock, Hastings football, Ringland Michael Stoltenberg, UNL football Nicholas Stoltenberg, Colorado School of Mines Bruce Grewcock, academic, athletic; South Dakota State Yellow & Blue, Jackrabbit; UNL David Tanner Swett, Dakota State football, academic; Hastings football; Midland Anderson leader-athlete; Northern State WolfPACT; Ohio Northern trustee; South Dakota State Jackrabbit; South Dakota Coyote achievement Derek Templeman, Northwest Missouri State Bearcat, Tower, track & field Caitlin Vavra, Concordia dean’s; Wesleyan Black & Gold, achievement Alexander Votek, Northwest Missouri State distinguished, Bearcat Angela Waddell, Wayne State Neihardt scholar Reid Wagner, Iowa State competitive excellence; Kansas distinction, engineering dean’s, Department of Chemical & Petroleum; UNL Canfield Aaron Ware, Midland football Jessica Weishahn, Northwest Missouri State distinguished, Bearcat; UNL Canfield, bookstore Anthony Whittaker, Metropolitan Community College governors Samantha Yenney, Metropolitan Community College governors Sarah Zeleny, Bellevue softball; College of St. Mary’s softball/soccer; Washburn soccer

Millard North Sheng-Yau Lim Outstanding Scholar Class rank: 1st out of 555 College plans: Vanderbilt; undecided Parents: Ing-Wah Lim and Jung-Hui Lia About: We have chosen Sheng-Yau Lim for the excellence he shows in and out of the classroom. Sheng-Yau is a National Merit finalist and is in our International Baccalaureate program pursuing his IB diploma by taking the most rigorous courseload possible. Outside the classroom he shines with many extracurriculars. For example, Sheng-Yau has been a wonderful public forum debater for us and a member of our orchestra. Sheng-Yau is a wonderful person, and we will miss the example he has set for his peers.

Justin Deffenbacher Key Staffer Journalistic roles: Newspaper news editor and yearbook editor in chief College plans: Carleton College; pre-law Parents: Karen Deffenbacher and Jon Leming About: Justin’s passion for scholastic journalism is unparalleled. He has grown tremendously from being a staff writer as a freshman to a news editor of the newspaper and editor in chief of the yearbook as a senior. Not only does he consistently produce high-quality work, but he also values the all-important journalistic deadlines. Scholarships offered at Millard North: Emily Ahmann, Alegent Creighton Health; Lozier Foundation Sons & Daughters Award; UNL Canfield, health sciences, Legends Alan Alahmad, Air Force ROTC UNL; Colorado School of Mines merit; Iowa State competitive excellence, College of Engineering; Massachusetts Institute of Technology MIT; Michigan Jean Fairfax; UNL Gallup/Dean & Floreen Eastman Erin Albright, Simpson academic, Experience Simpson, vocal music; Wartburg academic, Meistersinger, out-of-state Sarah Alexander, Colorado State dean’s; Iowa State competitive excellence; Minnesota Twin Cities College of Food, Ag, Natural Resource Sciences; UNL CASNR Christine Altilio, Baylor academic; Benedictine academic; Butler Fairview; Creighton academic; Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute leadership; Xavier dean’s Sabien Ambrose, Wesleyan scholar Luke Annis, Kansas State Heritage; Millard North Band Boosters; UNL David; UNO jazz, regents Blair Archer, UNO chancellor’s Aimi Asanuma, UNO dean’s Emily Barber, Kansas State honors; UNL Canfield; UNO regents Grant Barges, Wesleyan academic, scholar, academic; Wichita State Founders merit Amber Bartling, Iowa State competitive excellence; Wesleyan achievement, scholar Violet Bast, UNO dean’s Kellie Beckman, Iowa State competitive excellence; Loyola-Chicago Loyola; Texas Christian faculty; UNL achievement Michelle Benda, Graceland president’s; Midland cross country; Millard Public Schools Foundation Dr. Robert Williams memorial Britney Bernstein, Northwest Missouri State American Dream, freshman merit, Green and White Advantage Alexandra Bird, Champlain College excellence; Colby-Swayer College founders; Creighton founders; Knox College academic, founders Carly Blount, Metropolitan Community governors Katryna Booth-Malnack, Kansas excellence; South Dakota Coyote leadership Camray Brenner, South Dakota track, Coyote achievement Taylor Brewer, Creighton academic, academic; Rockhurst dean’s, regents; Kansas distinction Kristina Britten, Iowa National Scholars; UNL Canfield, Legends Connor Brown, Case Western Reserve; Georgia Institute of Technology president’s; Minnesota Twin Cities Cyrus Northrup, Gold National, Ruby Hackett & Weldon Jones; UNL honors textbook, Raikes; North Carolina Chapel Hill CCI laptop, academic; Virginia Access II Trevor Bruce, OEA Foundation president’s; UNL Canfield, Legends; UNO chancellor’s, regents Veronica Bunach, Northwest Missouri State Bearcat, distinguished; UNK room waiver, chancellor’s, honors program; UNO chancellor’s Makayla Burton, Northwest Missouri State Bearcat, Tower; South Dakota Coyote Promise Bryce Byman, Creighton Magis; UNL regents, Rosa Peterson Arianna Cabrera, UNO regents Jason Campbell, Northwest Missouri State

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Scholarships offered at Omaha Christian: Austey Buckingham, Doane basketball; Morningside basketball; Dordt basketball; Trinity basketball Thomas Cellilli, North Park Nyvall; Concordia president’s; Trinity Christian president’s Erin Cliffton, UNO regents; UNK regents, honors, housing Abby Gingrich, Cedarville provost’s Jeremy Goossen, LeTourneau presidential, National Merit, trustees, honors; UNO regents; Peter Kiewit Institute Walter Scott Jr.; John Brown National Merit, academic, Family Christian Service, founder’s; World-Herald outstanding scholar Clay Hamilton, Gardner-Webb trustee Marcus Haney, Midland baseball Morgan Holmes, Northwestern academic, volleyball Zach Lee, Grace Royal; Trinity Christian president’s; UNO regents Jesse Richards, Bethel on-campus, travel, academic; Dordt challenge, vocal music, alumni, distance, institutional Ryan Ruenholl, Dordt presidential, Kuyper Christian, cross country, century; Metropolitan Community College governors Mikayla Rye, Peru State campus citizen; Wayne State Neihardt Jared Saiz, Nebraska Methodist College achievement Lindsey Sly, Metropolitan Community College governors Cody West, UNO regents Ali Wilson, Bethel faculty, leadership, travel; Sioux Falls president’s; Grace academic Meixuan Yu, Creighton international Amanda Krehbiel, Wayne State honors, journalism

Omaha Creighton Prep Brian Sayles Outstanding Scholar Class rank: 1st out of 289 College plans: undecided; psychology and/or philosophy Parents: Sheryl Sayles and David Sayles About: Brian has been consistently the top student in his class. He is a model student not only academically but in terms of respect for others, cooperation, teamwork, helpfulness and politeness. He is humble and gentle. He is willing to use his talents to help others. He is very well-respected by faculty and students.

Christopher Riedmann Key Staffer Journalistic roles: Yearbook editor; newspaper staffer; photographer College plans: UNL; business Parents: Chip and

Omaha Concordia Benjamin Fletcher Outstanding Scholar Class rank: 1st out of 35 College plans: Creighton; finance Parents: Scott Fletcher About: Ben is a leader on many levels. He is not only strong in academics but also strong in sports, extracurriculars and school leadership. He will be an asset to his university and our community. Scholarships offered at Omaha Concordia: Barry Beavers, Northwest Missouri State distinguished, Bearcat; Northwestern College Academic Achievement, Red 101 Grant; Mid-America Nazerene Award Brandon Bonsell, Midland Trapshooting-Shooting Sports Emma Carlson, Wesleyan Black and gold Scholarship, achievement Pearce Davis, Wesleyan Founders; Creighton Scott; Mississippi State academic excellence, nonresident tuition, housing; UNL regents Caissa Dieatrick, Sioux Falls presidential; Bethel presidential, Leadership; Northwestern presidential; Creighton Founders; Crown College Trustees Ben Fletcher, Wesleyan Founders, Huge; UNL regents; Creighton Magis; World-Herald outstanding scholar Ian Gesell, Dordt presidential; Concordia regents, Lutheran Heritage, NACC Scholarship; Omaha Education Association Foundation presidential; Iowa State competitive excellence, deans for merit — meteorology; Suburban Rotary Charitable Foundation; UNL Pepsi Scholar, Canfield; Northwestern College Red 101 Grant, Legacy Grant, Norman Vincent Peale Erica Henderson, Creighton Founders; Iowa State competitive excellence; UNL Natural Resources Wildwood Courtney Hill, UNL Kimmel Natalie Kuipers, Northwestern College academic, theater; Hastings academic Nora Luchs, Northwestern College Collegiate, Moritz NE; Valporaiso presidential, Valpo Fund

Pat Riedmann About: Chris is our go-to guy for photography. Since freshman year he has covered events with an eye for detail and edited them with precision. As the yearbook editor and newspaper staffer, he demonstrates responsibility, creativity and leadership. Scholarships offered at Omaha Creighton Prep:

Adam Greg Abboud, St. Louis Ignatian & Jesuit high school; Arizona Excellence; Kansas Midwest Student Exchange James Vincent Ahlgren, Iowa State competitive excellence; Loras merit; Truman State achievement, Midwest Exchange Program, President’s Combined Ability Fred Mawulorm Akoto, Creighton Award, Christina M. Hixson, Jesuit recognition; Loyola-Chicago Jesuit Heritage Jacob Bruce Allen, Briar Cliff academic, baseball Johnny Michael Ambrose, Creighton Jesuit Recognition; DePaul St. Vincent de Paul; St. Louis University Jesuit High School Jacob Ian Anderson, Westside Wrestling Club Inc. Joseph Arbona, Creighton Award, Jesuit Recognition Majeric Charles Ashley, Howard Legacy Selwyn Bachus, Creighton Jesuit Recognition Benjamin Patrick Barrett, Creighton Founders; John Carroll presidential; Loyola-Chicago Jesuit Heritage Award, Loyola; St. Louis University deans’ & Jesuit high school; Dayton president’s merit; UNL Canfield; Xavier presidential Alexander Troy Barrier, UNO dean’s Peter Higgins Batchelder, Colorado State presidential; Iowa State competitive excellence; Miami president’s; Tulsa academic Andrew Michael Baumer, Fordham Loyola; George Washington presidential; Loyola-Chicago Damen, Jesuit Heritage Award; Marquette Ignatius Magis; New York University Tisch; St. Louis University Vice Presidents’ & Jesuit High School Award Mason Robert Bee, Metropolitan Community College Board of Governors Mark Thomas Belford, Creighton Founders; Loyola-Marymount achievement; Marquette Ignatius Magis Award; Southern Methodist Cornerstone; St. Louis University deans’ &

he Omaha Schools Foundation is pleased to present our 2014 scholarship recipients. We are proud of our Omaha Public Schools’ graduating seniors and wish them well as they pursue their dreams beyond high school.

BENSON HIGH MAGNET SCHOOL

Burke Ally Milder Nielsen Othmer

Ione Paxton OPS Magnet Johnson Science Getzschman Koontz Superintendent’s Super 13 Superintendent’s Future Educator Burke Field Club Fredericksen Landow Liberty Nielsen Ione Paxton Othmer

Azubuike Obiaka Diego Cristobal Caroline Keillor Elizabeth Green, Purni Biswa Justin Kinsey Kylee Askew Emma Diamond Emily Grandgenette Amber Hoffman Holly Hopson Mangerine Baw

Superintendent’s Super 13 Superintendent’s Future Educator

Alyssa Zaracki Ariant Emerllahu Courtney Thomas Samantha Garibo Olivar Samantha Garibo Olivar Dylan Pusher Michelle Avila-Negrete Amilkar Romero Garcia, Erica Thomsen Moises Cardenas Contreras Samantha Garibo Olivar

D.R. Anderson Burke Fullerton PTA Godwin Hennig Jill Garlock Nielsen Ione Paxton Othmer Ohr Family Thibault Morgan Superintendent’s Super 13 Superintendent’s Future Educator

Ellie Davidson Scott Ward Angie Cook, Ellie Watkins Ryan Miller Diamond Brown Robert Sullivan, Kylie Kenedy Ronnie Turner Karla Trujillo Simran Khanal, Luis Mazuca Julianna Cooper, Natalie Seger Terrance Tilson Taylor Bruett Katherine Dworak Makayla Walker Luke Gregerson Alexandra Bohn Carli Borsh, Alex Wirth Jessica Prescott Nathan Borcyk Teresa Stastny Daniel Hangman Alec Williams Maria Pineda Gutierrez Amanda Huck Nia Johnson Alec Williams Grant Fishburn, Keegan Lathrum Maricela Lucas Derrick Gulley

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Daniel Michael Freestone, UNL Canfield Jonathan Wesley Fuchs, St. Louis University Vice Presidents’ Scholarship & Jesuit High School Award; UNL regents Peter Wiley Furlow, Creighton Founders; Loyola-New Orleans Loyola; Marquette Ignatius Magis Award; Seton Hall; St. Louis University Scholarship and Jesuit High School Award; Texas Christian academic; Kansas distinction; St. Thomas academic; Xavier presidential Rosario Leonard Galante, Eastman School of Music Edna McLaughlin, Howard Hanson Tuition; UNL band, music Ian William Gallaher, Marquette Ignatius Magis Award; Rockhurst chancellors; St. Louis University deans’ Scholarship & Jesuit High School Award; Truman State combined ability, non-resident tuition, president’s honorary; Kansas Jayhawk Generations; UNL David William Fredrick Garvey, Wesleyan Black & Gold Austin Michael Giitter, Benedictine College Award; Creighton Founders, Jesuit Recognition Award; Drake presidential; Marquette Ignatius Magis Award; Wesleyan president’s; Rockhurst deans, Loyola; University of St. Thomas academic Martin Jan Gilgenast, Creighton Magis Collin Alan Gilmore, Rockhurst Council of Independent Colleges, regents Jared Matthew Goracke, Creighton Founders; Iowa State competitive excellence; Marquette Ignatius Magis Award; St. Louis University deans’ Scholarship & Jesuit High School Award; Texas Christian faculty; Kansas excellence Robert John Grebl, UNL regents Matthew Paul Gredys, Iowa State Academic Recognition; Kansas State engineering; Kansas distinction, Midwest Student Exchange, School of Engineering SELF Fellows award Charles Leland Greene, Rockhurst Loyola Walker Matthias Greene, California College of the Arts Creative Achievement; Paris College of Art; School of the Art Institute of Chicago merit Cal Joseph Gudenrath, Indiana dean’s; Marquette Ignatius Magis; Texas Christian faculty; Missouri-Columbia Mark Twain Anthony Charles Gullotta, Creighton Founders, Jesuit Recognition Award William Jeffery Hausman, Creighton Founders, Jesuit Recognition Award; Rockhurst Magis Jesuit High School Alexander Paul Hechtner, Augustana presidential; Creighton Magis; Gonzaga trustee; Loyola-New Orleans Jesuit Identity Scholar; Marquette Magis; St. Louis University Vice Presidents’ Scholarship & Jesuit High School Award; University of Denver Provost; Kansas excellence; UNL Canfield Rafael Shane Herrera, Creighton Muchemore John Michael Hogue, Creighton presidential; National Merit; St. Joseph’s Jesuit Preparatory, presidential; Santa Clara presidential; Nebraska State DAR Good Citizen; University of Dallas trustees Mark James Houston, Seattle Bellarmine; St. Louis University Scholarship and Jesuit High School Award; Portland Howard Vollum Alexander William Hower, Creighton Jesuit Recognition Award, Magis; UNO regents; Xavier grant, presidential William Thomas Hoy, Creighton Award, Jesuit Recognition Jack William Hutchings, Benedictine College Award Caymen Bernard Jackson, Nebraska Christian College Thinking Biblically: dean’s Matthew Thomas Jandrain, Benedictine College award; Briar Cliff academic Samuel Michael Jenkins, Marquette Ignatius Magis; Kansas achievement; UNL Canfield Hunter Rolland Johnson, Loyola-New Orleans Business Scholar; Ohio State National Buckeye, Provost, Morrill Scholars Program Prominence; Seton Hall academic; UNL regents Trace Michael Jones, Creighton Jesuit Recognition, Magis Blake Jordan Kanger, Metropolitan Community College Board of Governors Andrew Thomas Kelly, College of the Holy Cross; Creighton Jesuit Recognition, Magis; Fairfield Ignatian; Fordham Tuition Exchange; Marquette Ignatius Magis; St. Louis University Presidential Finalist Scholarship & Jesuit High School Award; Xavier presidential Kieran Paul Kelly, Creighton Magis; Marquette Ignatius Magis; Notre Dame Naval ROTC Patrick Kavanaugh Kenney, Creighton Jesuit Recognition, Magis Jacob Kyle Kenny, UNL regents Justin Kyle Kozol, Wesleyan achievement, Black & Gold; Truman State Midwest Exchange Program; South Dakota Coyote Commitment Grant Mikolaj Piotr Kruszczak, Creighton Founders, Jesuit Recognition Award; South Dakota Coyote Commitment Distinction Kirkland Richard Kudlacz, Briar Cliff Award, Connection; Rockhurst Ignatius of Loyola Award, Loyola Anthony Robert Lang, Arizona State president’s; Creighton Jesuit Recognition Award, Magis Award; Florida State freshman, full-tuition reduction; George Washington presidential; Loyola-New Orleans Jesuit Identity Scholar; Rockhurst Dowling, Regent’s; St. Louis University Vice Presidents’ Scholarship & Jesuit High School Award; UNL regents Joseph Corcoran Langdon, St. Louis University Billiken Scholarship and Jesuit High School Award; University of St. Thomas Award Sean Martin Lawson, Baylor Provost’s Gold; Kansas State Midwest Student Exchange Program; Rockhurst deans, Regent’s; South Dakota State academic; Truman State non-resident tuition, President’s Combined Ability; Dayton deans’ merit; Evansville Davidson Award, dean’s; Iowa National Scholars; Missouri-Columbia Mark Twain; UNO chancellor’s, dean’s; Tampa president’s; University of the Pacific president’s Brendan Charles Leppert, Creighton Founders; Marquette Ignatius Magis; Rockhurst Pro-

Burke Bouma Nielsen Angood Ione Paxton Fullerton PTA Cheryl Heimes Howells Hunter Landow Lloyd Mt. View Mukherjee Othmer Superintendent’s Super 13 Superintendent’s Future Educator

Basye Burke Arkfeld Clark Nielsen Damon and Mary Laaker Ione Paxton OPS Magnet Sedlacek Larry Jensen Othmer John Paul Gustafson Memorial Perrigo Brian J. Slobotski Memorial

NORTH HIGH MAGNET SCHOOL

Outstanding Scholar Class rank: 1st out of 32 College plans: LeTourneau; mechanical engineering Parents: Waldo and Lynette Goossen About: Jeremy is a National Merit Finalist and scored a perfect 36 on the ACT. He has taken or is currently taking all of the honors and Advanced Placement courses we have to offer. He is also taking an upper-level math course at UNL. Jeremy is not only an excellent student, but he is a fine young man. His character is impeccable. He can always be counted on to do the right thing.

Jesuit High School Award; Texas Christian; UNL honors textbook; UNO regents Ryan Christopher Bergman, Midland academic; Rockhurst Loyola Cameron Michael Bessmer, Creighton College of Business Jumpstart, Magis Award; Rockhurst Dowling; UNO Herb Sklenar, regents Matthew John Bever, Creighton Jesuit Recognition, Joseph J. Labaj S.J.; Loyola-Chicago Jesuit Heritage Award; Seattle Arrupe; St. Louis University Ignatian & Jesuit High School Award; St. Thomas award Nicholas Anthony Bohlim, Creighton Magis; Marquette Ignatius Magis Award; Kansas dean’s, Excellence; UNL regents, David Hawksworth Jack Kelly Bond, Colorado State Provost; Northwest Missouri State distinguished; UNL David John Joseph Brennan, Creighton Founders, Jesuit Recognition Award, Leo Vincent Jacks in Classical Languages; UNL David, Legends; UNO chancellor’s Walker Gillette Bryan, Iowa State competitive excellence, Larry McComber Engineering; Southern Methodist Discovery, Second Century Scholar John Edward Buckley, Colorado School of Mines Merit; UNO regents Joseph Michael Burbach, Aurora James E. Crimi presidential; Carthage College Springfield; Creighton Founders, Jesuit Recognition Award; Rockhurst directors, lacrosse, Loyola Adam Jacob Burke, Benedictine academic; Rockhurst chancellors; UNL David Vincent Ascher Carollo, Creighton Award; Loyola-Chicago dean’s; Marquette Ignatius Magis Award; Rockhurst achievement; St. Louis University Ignatian Scholarship & Jesuit High School Award; Xavier Jesuit dean’s David Patrick Chambers, St. Louis University athletic, Jesuit High School Award; University of St. Thomas award; Xavier Jesuit Leadership award Connor Jefferey Christensen, Creighton Magis; St. Louis University deans’ Scholarship & Jesuit High School Award; Iowa Old Gold; Kansas Excellence; UNL David, Legends Christian Sullivan Cimino, Creighton Founders, Jesuit Recognition Award; Iowa State competitive excellence, engineering; Loyola-Marymount Arrupe; Loyola-Chicago Jesuit Heritage Award, Loyola; Loyola-New Orleans dean’s; University of Denver Crimson & Gold Scholar; UNO regents; Tulsa academic Nolan Michael Clark, Kansas City Art Institute Merit; South Dakota Coyote Commitment Enoch Gerald Culliver, Newman Board of Trustees Peter Mark Czechut-Hoffman, Rockhurst Loyola, provincial Daniel Martin Dalmas, Bradley presidential; Iowa State competitive excellence, Cardinal Scholar; Southern Illinois dean’s, out-of-state scholars Cole Alexander Davis, Baylor need-based, Provost’s Gold; Fraser Stryker Diversity; Rockhurst directors, Loyola; Teammates Mentoring Program New Generation, Osborne Opportunity Fund Jacob Alexander Davis, Creighton Jesuit Recognition, Magis; Loyola Marymount Jesuit High School; Marquette Ignatius Magis Award; Santa Clara Incentive Grant; St. Louis University Vice Presidents’ Scholarship & Jesuit High School Award; Denver provost; San Diego Alcala Award Nathan Philip Davis, Denison Paschal Carter; Hendrix academic; Pittsburgh academic; Richmond scholar Carter Scott Deras, University of Mary Sr. Thomas Welder; UNL Canfield Christopher Robert Dethlefs, Creighton Magis; St. Louis University Presidential Finalist Scholarship & Jesuit H.S. Award; Truman State Combined Ability, non-resident tuition, president’s honorary Sean Michael Dowd, Creighton Founders; Marquette Ignatius Magis Award; Texas Christian; UNL Achievement Jordan Edmond Dugger, Iowa State Academic Recognition Award; UNL Canfield Carlo Daniel Eby, Creighton Award, Christina M. Hixson, Jesuit Recognition Award John Patrick Eckert, Creighton Founders; Fordham Tuition Award; Marquette Ignatius Magis Award; St. Benedict/St. John’s University St. John’s Abbey, Catholic High School, President’s; Seton Hall; St. Louis University and Jesuit High School Award Evan Michael Eilers, UNL regents Liam Joseph Ellis, Spring Hill College Ignatian Leader Award; St. Thomas award Joseph Paul Ely, Benedictine College academic; Creighton Jesuit Recognition Award, Joseph J. Labaj, S.J.; Rockhurst Loyola Michael James Emodi, Augustana academic Creighton Founders; St. Cloud academic; Trinity president’s; Kansas distinction; UNL Canfield Davis Charles Erker, Boston dean’s; Creighton Christina M. Hixson, Jesuit Recognition Award, Magis Award; Marquette Ignatius Magis; Miami academic, Redhawk Excellence; Notre Dame provost’s, university; Rotary Club of Omaha; Santa Clara deans, Jesuit Ignatian Award; St. Louis University Jesuit High School Award, presidential finalist; Kansas excellence; UNL honors textbook, regents; Villanova academic Damaion Khalil Falkner, Creighton Award, Jesuit Recognition Award Daniel James Fell, UNL Canfield, honors textbook, Legends Jacob Riley Fischer, Creighton Founders, Heider College of Business Scholarship for Ethics; Marquette Ignatius Magis; UNL David, Legends; UNO regents Patrick Alfred Fleming, Creighton Founders; Iowa State competitive excellence; Loyola-New Orleans Loyola Scholar Caleb Thomas Franco, Creighton Founders; Excel Physical Therapy Tyler Marcellus Franklin, Creighton Jesuit Recognition; Iona College Heritage; LoyolaNew Orleans Recognition; Marquette Ignatius Magis Award; Missouri diversity non-resident tuition waiver

Superintendent’s Super 13 Superintendent’s Future Educator

NORTHWEST HIGH MAGNET SCHOOL

Jeremy Goossen

Alumni, Lutheran Gift Award; Concordia excellence; Calvin College Mosaic; William Jewell College Jewell Cardinal Grant, FASFA, trustee; Augustana dean’s; Calvin College James F. Beré Memorial, Calvin Grant, faculty honors; Drake presidential Ashley Meinders, Valparaiso excellence; Northwestern College collegiate, Red 101 Grant; Dordt presidential; Creighton Founders Rachel Parmenter, Valparaiso excellence 2013; Northwestern College Grace Pauley, Seattle Pacific dean’s scholar Ben Potter, Wesleyan achievement; Northwest Missouri State merit, Green and White Advantage Connor Raabe, Northwest Missouri State Merit, Green and White Advantage Micah Schwanke, Cental College presidential; Dordt Distance Grant, Institutional Grant, Dordt Development Foundation Activities Grant DC Honors, baseball, Heritage 21 Grant; Northwestern College academic Jared Sorenson, Northwestern College Red 101 Grant Hannah Wilson, Wesleyan Archway, Achievement Taylor Wilson, Grand Canyon full tuition and early application; Bethany private donor and choir Sierra Yaksich, Northwest Missouri State Freshman merit, Green & White Advantage

Burke D.R. Anderson Fredericksen Ione Paxton OPS Magnet Nielsen Kiwanis Othmer Superintendent’s Super 13 Supt.’s Future Educator

SOUTH HIGH MAGNET SCHOOL

Omaha Christian

Burke Wanda Clarke Field Club JROTC Ione Paxton McMeekin Mt. View Nielsen OPS Magnet Cara Riggs Rosicky Singer Othmer

Rowe Superintendent’s Super 13 Superintendent’s Future Educator

OPS CAREER CENTER

Tampa presidential; UNL Legends Keturah Robinson, Northwest Missouri State freshman merit, Green & White advantage; Oakwood academic; Washington Adventist Gateway Xavier Rodgers, UNL Kimmel Molly Rogers, Central High School Foundation Paul Jepsen CHS 1924; Creighton Ignatian; UNO jazz, regents Emilee Ross, Al Roeder BRAN; Briar Cliff academic; Concordia presidential, academic; Creighton Magis; Dordt presidential; Northwest Missouri State Bearcat, distinguished; Suburban Rotary Club of Omaha; The Winifred Ruth, Frances and Dorothy Edwards Foundation; Sioux Falls presidential; South Dakota Coyote leadership; Wayne State trustees Malik Sams, Fort Scott Community College athletic Caitlyn Sanko, Doane community; Wesleyan achievement, Archway Benjamin Scheibeler, Central High School Foundation Doris and Allen Oglander; UNO regents Edwin Schooler, Belle Ryan Elementary PTO; Central High School Foundation Paul Jepsen CHS 1924; The Winifred Ruth, Frances and Dorothy Edwards Foundation; UNL regents Camille Schwartz, Grand View presidential; Hastings president; Northwest Missouri State Bearcat, distinguished; OEA Foundation Warren and Evelyn Hotz; The Winifred Ruth, Frances and Dorothy Edwards Foundation; UNO chancellor’s Katie Schwery, Metro Community College governors Jackson Shafer, OEA Foundation Thresa Clark honorary; The Winifred Ruth, Frances and Dorothy Edwards Foundation Sarah Shaw, Wesleyan Black & Gold, Fosbury music; UNO dean’s Lucinda Simmons, Drake presidential; Elmhurst presidential; Lake Forest presidential; Lewis & Clark College trustee; Loyola-Chicago Damen; OEA Foundation J. Arthur Nelson memorial; Pacific founders; St. Lawrence presidential diversity; The Winifred Ruth, Frances and Dorothy Edwards Foundation; Puget Sound merit; Williamette academic Teresa Stastny, Distinguished Young Woman of Nebraska; Midland Anderson leader athlete; Tulsa academic, heritage, IB; UNO regents Kathleen Stibbs, UNO chancellor’s Ashley Swift, Concerned and Caring Educators; Urban League of Nebraska Aniya Tate, Boyd Elementary PTA; Prince Hall Education Foundation; Urban League of Nebraska Zachary Taylor, Central High School Foundation Augusta Turpin Staff 1937-1957 English; UNO dean’s Nathaniel Teetzel, UNO chancellor’s Holly Tharnish, Creighton founders; Dodge Elementary PTA; Morningside dean; The Winifred Ruth, Frances and Dorothy Edwards Foundation Tre’Shawn Thurman, Fairfield athletic; Florida International athletic; James Madison athletic; The Citadel athletic; Missouri-Kansas City athletic; North Dakota athletic; South Dakota athletic; UNO athletic; Utah State athletic Megan Troia, Metro Community College firsttime freshman incentive Nathan Tweedy, UNO dean’s Aisha Udofia, Susan T. Buffett Foundation Khalif Urwin, Grand View athletic Andres Valterria, Central High School Foundation Henry Davis CHS 1969 Antonia Vinci, Regis trustees’; San Francisco provost’s; Tampa Minaret Makayla Walker, Omaha Schools Foundation Harry A. Burke memorial; UNL College of Agricultural Sciences & Natural Resources, achievement Lauren Wegner, OEA Foundation Elsie Fisher memorial Augustus Welch, OEA Foundation J. Arthur Nelson memorial Daniel Widdershoven, The Winifred Ruth, Frances and Dorothy Edwards Foundation; UNO dean’s Alec Williams, Creighton Magis; King Science & Technology Magnet Center PTA; OEA Arjun Mukherjee memorial; Swim Greater Omaha Sports; The Winifred Ruth, Frances and Dorothy Edwards Foundation; UNL regents, honors 
Lindsay Wilson, UNL David; UNO regents Zachary Wilson, Iowa State competitive excellence, College of Engineering, generations Katelyn Winekauf, Creighton founders Martha Winterer, Coe College Daniel Coe Alex Wirth, Omaha Schools Foundation Mary La Barre Angood art Abby Wolfe, UNO chancellor’s Madison Wolfe, UNO regents Megan Wolford, The Winifred Ruth, Frances and Dorothy Edwards Foundation; UNO dean’s Aaron Wright, Graceland athletic; Northern State athletic; Peru State athletic Danielle Young, Augustana founder’s,; Concerned and Caring Educators; Clarke achievement; Coe College Crimson & Gold legacy, Daniel Coe, diversity leadership; Concordia dean’s; Creighton academic; Drury dean’s, endowed, residential; Hastings Ringland; Iowa State recognition; Loyola-Chicago dean’s; Marquette Ignatius/Magis; Minne Lusa Elementary PTA; Wesleyan achievement, Black & Gold, talent; Northwest Missouri State Bearcat, freshman multicultural, Tower; OPS Career Center faculty; Rockhurst community; Teammates; Iowa Advantage; UNK cooperating school, dean’s; Westminster dean’s Song Zheng, The Winifred Ruth, Frances and Dorothy Edwards Foundation

BURKE HIGH SCHOOL

Jordan Crouch, Metro Community College first-time freshman incentive James De Mott, Grinnell trustee; OEA Foundation Josephine Frisbie Marquette Dixon, UNL achievement; Urban League of Nebraska Sharisse Dixon, Urban League of Nebraska Cameron Dorsey, Morningside athletic; Urban League of Nebraska Aaliyah Dunbar, Grace athletic Alexandra Everitt, OEA Foundation Gunnar Horn Journalism Daniel Ewart, UNO regents Grant Fishburn, Omaha Schools Foundation Donald F. and Mildred Topp Othmer; Suzanne & Walter Scott Foundation & Kiewit Institute Walter Scott Jr.; UNL Hawksworth, Raikes School of Computer Science and Management, regents; UNO regents Anna Folsom, Creighton Magis; Indiana dean’s; OEA Foundation Elsie Fisher memorial; The Winifred Ruth, Frances and Dorothy Edwards Foundation; UNL regents Gabbriele Foxx, Concerned and Caring Educators; Loyola-Chicago trustee Keali French, OEA Foundation Warren and Evelyn Hotz; UNK chancellor’s, cooperating schools; UNL achievement Noah Gauff, Midland athletic; Wesleyan achievement, Vaughn Andrew Gelbart, Sioux Falls provost’s Ryan Goding, Creighton Magis; Gallup Organization Dean & Floreen Eastman memorial; OEA Foundation Elsie Fisher memorial; UNL chancellor’s, Math Day; Vanderbilt National Merit Luke Gregerson, Wesleyan achievement, presidents, Bennett music Boman Groff, Creighton academic; UNO regents James Grundke, DePauw faculty, School of Music; UNO College of Engineering undergraduate, regents Derrick Gulley, Omaha Schools Foundation Superintendent’s future educator; OPS Career Center faculty Sydney Halonen, Upper Iowa dean’s Daniel Hangman, UNO regents Malik Harris, Eastern Michigan athletic; Illinois State athletic; North Dakota State athletic; South Dakota State athletic; Northern Iowa athletic; Wyoming athletic Ursula Harris, Metro Community College firsttime freshman incentive Aidan Hay, UNO regents Dakota Heath, UNO College of Engineering undergraduate, regents Noni Henderson, Nathan Hale Middle School PTSC; UNO athletic Antoinette Herbert, Concerned and Caring Educators; MidAmerica Nazarene University Academic; Morton Magnet Middle School PTO; Prince Hall Education Foundation Alyssa Holley, Concordia University Academic Alyssandra Holmes, OEA Josephine Frisbie; UNO regents Amanda Huck, North Park trustee, Nyvall; Oklahoma Baptist founder’s, Louise Prichard; Omaha Schools Foundation/Fullerton Shannon Lee Lloyd memorial; Susquehanna presidential Aryn Huck, OEA Foundation Josephine Frisbie; UNL Raikes School of Computer Science and Management, regents; UNO regents Kalli Imig, UNO chancellor’s Justin Jackson, Central High School Foundation Hird Stryker CHS 1936; Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc. Beta Upsilon Chapter; Prince Hall Education Foundation; Urban League of Nebraska Joslyn Jensen, American Legion Post 624 Zack Wheat; Boyd Elementary PTA; KPE-Consulting Engineers; The Winifred Ruth, Frances and Dorothy Edwards Foundation; UNL regents; UNO regents Eric Johnson, Midland athletic Molly Johnson, Colorado State recognition; Creighton founders; Loyola-Chicago Loyola; Rockhurst community; St. Louis University Ignatian; Denver pioneer Kingsley Kadey, Washington Elementary PTO Bertha Buckner Ciara Kama, UNO dean’s Mon Kami, Central High School Foundation Robert Spire CHS 1943 memorial Halligan Kilroy, Dundee Elementary PTO Thomas Hunter memorial Emily Kinney, UNO dean’s Albert Klukowski, UNO regents Ethan Koch, CHS G.E. “Doc” Moller Sean Kuhl, Iowa State College of Engineering; Missouri Science and Technology alumni, miner, out-of-state; UNL David Jordan Kuiper, Concerned and Caring Educators Emma Lacroix, Central High School Foundation Duane Perry Math; Minnesota College of Science & Engineering, Gold National; UNL Esther Freshman, regents Abbigail Laferla, Drake presidential; OEA Foundation Josephine Frisbie; St. Louis dean’s, merit; Evansville dean’s; Missouri Mark Twain non-resident; UNO dean’s Keegan Lathrum, Crestridge Elementary PTO alumni senior; Omaha Schools Foundation Donald F. and Mildred Topp Othmer; Washington University-St. Louis Mesmer Sydni Lee, Southeast Community College-Beatrice athletic Nicole Looney, UNO dean’s Maricela Lucas, Omaha Schools Foundation Super 13 Hannah Lueders, UNO dean’s Oscar Mabry, J.G. Masters Elementary PTO Connor Malnack, UNO chancellor’s Samantha Mareno, Wesleyan achievement, Black & Gold Benjamin Martin, Kansas excellence, achievement Noah Martinez, Boston presidential; Central High School Foundation Ruth Pilling CHS 1926 Staff 1936-1973; Fordham academic; Gustavus Adolphus dean’s, merit; St. Olaf National Hispanic, presidential; Chicago academic; Arizona National; Minnesota Gold, National, PSM Bentson Family; North Carolina chancellor’s science Caitlin McGee, Washburn academic De’Anna McNear, UNO dean’s Carlandence McSpadden, Indian Hill Elementary PTO Amara Meeks, Southeast Community College-Beatrice athletic Serena Moore, Buffett Magnet Middle School overcomer Barbara Mullen, UNO regents Christopher Neumann, Metro Community College governors Iona Newman, OEA Foundation Josephine Frisbie; The Winifred Ruth, Frances and Dorothy Edwards Foundation; UNO regents Abigail Niebrugge, Hastings basketball, ProRege Patrick Nolan, American dean’s; Central High School Foundation W. Edward Clark CHS 1932 Staff 1945-1976; George Washington presidential, university,alumni; St. Louis vice presidents’; Missouri Mark Twain non-resident; UNL Canfield; World-Herald outstanding scholar Sidni Nore, Central High School Foundation Ned Sariscsany CHS 2005 memorial Lily Nunn, Creighton founders; Omaha Henry Doorly Zoo; Wartburg presidential, Meistersinger Skylar O’Dowd, Peru State campus citizen Kendall Panas, UNO chancellor’s Mahlan Parker, UNO dean’s Samuel Parr, Lake Superior State Laker USA Stephanie Paul, OPS Career Center David MacCallum memorial Rubi Perez-Tejeda, Central High School Foundation Henry Davis CHS 1969 Sydney Peterson, College of St. Mary achievement; Creighton Magis; Kansas State honors; OEA Foundation Warren and Evelyn Hotz; Rockhurst Dowling; Kansas excellence; UNK regents; UNL honors textbook, Canfield, Legends; UNO regents Lara Pfeiffer, The Winifred Ruth, Frances and Dorothy Edwards Foundation; Truman State combined ability, non-resident tuition; Iowa National Benjamin Pieper, UNO chancellor’s Maya Pirie, UNO chancellor’s Jessica Prescott, Adams Elementary PTA Harry G. Stroh memorial; Omaha Schools Foundation Ione C. Paxton; Sertoma Club of Omaha nursing; Wyoming Rocky Mountain scholars Rachel Pruch, UNO regents Alexis Ramirez, Bellevue Shockers Softball Association Erin Rhoten, Johnson & Wales presidential, Prostart; Omaha Henry Doorly Zoo; UNO regents Rachael Rief, Bethany Lutheran College Luther; Briar Cliff academic; Lozier Foundation sons & daughters; Northwest Missouri State Bearcat, Tower; Rockhurst community Hanna Ritland, Creighton Magis; Lake Forest presidential, Patterson; St. Louis dean’s; The Winifred Ruth, Frances and Dorothy Edwards Foundation; Kansas Jayhawk generations;

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Millard South Hannah Mumm Outstanding Scholar Class rank: 1st out of 469 College plans: Undecided; biology Parents: David and Michelle

Mumm About: Hannah is an outstanding young lady. She only strives for excellence both in and out of the classroom. Her achievements are a reflection of her focus and determination. Hannah’s genuine personality and ability to relate to others has been a true asset to both staff and students.

Laura Miller Key Staffer Journalistic roles: yearbook photographer and writer College plans: UNL; biology Parents: Heather Sprinkel-Yocum and Christopher Miller About: During her first year on yearbook staff, Laura was indispensable. She took photos, wrote stories, interviewed and gladly helped others when done with her own assignments. Scholarships offered at Millard South: Blake Andersen, UNO regents; UNL honors textbook, regents; Iowa Old Gold, National; Arizona excellence; Creighton founders Alexandrea Anderson, Metro Community College first-time freshman incentive Cassidy Anderson, Metro Community College first-time freshman incentive Dawna Ayer, Metro Community College governors Morgan Baier, Creighton founders; Millard Public Schools Foundation Dr. Vicki Kaspar memorial David Baker, Wesleyan Black & Gold; Hastings academic, music, Millard Rotary Focus on Youth Rachel Ballard, UNO deans Amera Becirovic, Millard Lions Club; Millard Public Schools Foundation Kiwanis Club of Southwest Omaha; Mick & Marilyn Reavis education fund; UNL Canfield, Legends; Alegent-Creighton academic; Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation; Creighton academic; Wichita State academic Lynnae Beiermann, South Dakota Coyote academic; Midland athletic, academic; Northwest Missouri State Tower, Bearcat; Morningside athletic, founder Andrew Bestenlehner, Midland baseball; Hastings baseball; Sioux Falls recognition Olivia Bond, UNL regents, College of Business Administration honors; Millard Public Schools Foundation GE Nelson memorial, William A. Nelson memorial; Bob Foehlinger Living a Legacy memorial; Loyola presidential; Colorado State presidential, honors program Scott Botkin, UNO chancellor’s; Millard Public Schools Foundation Harry Andersen Middle School; UNL Canfield; Midland University Anderson leader, athletic Joshua Brisco, Creighton Magis; UNO regents; UNL regents Barrett Bryant, UNO regents Breanna Burklund, Augustana-Sioux Falls presidential, Parrish & college match, pro musica, pro artis, study abroad; Distinguished Young Woman of the Year; Cottey tuition; Gustavus Adolphus tuition; Huntingdon tuition; Keystone tuition; Mercy College tuition; Randolph distinguished young woman; Salem International tuition; Savannah College of Art & Design tuition; West Alabama tuition; Stevenson tuition; Truman State non-resident tuition, combined ability, president’s; Omaha Toyo Teen; Central Missouri Choose Red; Augustana-Rock Island presidential, Augie choice, travel; Concordia regents, Lutheran heritage, department & coaches; Doane presidential; Hastings trustee, Crimson; Wayne State trustees’; Millard Lions Club/Millard Noon Lions Club; Millard Public Schools Foundation Buell-Jipp memorial, Hitchcock PTO, scholarship of excellence; Junior League of Omaha volunteer; Millard Business Community Foundation; Rotary Club of Omaha; Girl Scout Spirit of Nebraska young woman of distinction; Distinguished Young Woman of Nebraska; Lutheran Church of the Master Lutheran college; Troy tuition; Millard South High School National Honor Society Austin Caligiuri, Northwest Missouri State Tower, Bearcat Hannah Casey, Augustana-Sioux Falls trustees; Augustana-Rock Island presidential; Truman State non-resident tuition, combined ability, president’s; DePaul academic; Wesleyan presidents, achievement, legacy; Loyola-Chicago academic Joseph Christensen, Northwest Missouri State Tower, Bearcat Cassie Cichorz, Wesleyan presidents; Nebraska DECA Chelsea-Vea Cipriano, UNO deans

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Thank You Dr. Lutz for a World-Class Education for our Students! After nineteen years as superintendent and twenty-five years with Millard Public Schools, Dr. Keith Lutz retires on June 30th. Under his leadership, the district has become a national leader in the areas of curriculum, student achievement, technology, strategic planning and facility management. Key accomplishments include: • Developing and following a Strategic Plan since 1990 • Encouraging an Advanced Placement culture with 25 AP course offerings and 54% of students completing at least one AP Course

• Creating a district of choice for families including Montessori programs, Core Academy, the state’s only K-12 International Baccalaureate Program • Developing five Career Academies in the fields of Health Sciences, Distribution and Logistics Management, Culinary Skills, Entrepreneurship and Education

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Marquette Ignatius Magis; Rockhurst chancellors, Loyola, regent’s; UNO chancellor’s Daniel John Ritter, Creighton Jesuit Recognition, Magis; UNL honors textbook, regents; UNO regents David Thomas Rix, Kansas excellence; UNL regents Matthew Clark Rosenlof, Marquette Ignatius Magis; Rockhurst Loyola, Provincial; St. Louis University Ignatian Scholarship & Jesuit High School Award Robert James Ryan, Creighton Award; Regis achievement, St. John Francis Regis; Rockhurst Loyola, provincial; Spring Hill Gautrelet Zachary Scott Saalfeld, Police Federal Credit Union Omaha Robert Sklenar Memorial; William Jewel College dean’s Becket Mason Salerno, Creighton Magis; Fordham dean’s; Loyola-Chicago Damen, Jesuit Heritage Award; Marquette College of Business Administration, Ignatius Magis Jacob Ryan Sawyer, Creighton Jesuit Recognition, Magis Brian Dominic Sayles, Creighton Magis, Muchemore; Marquette Ignatius Magis; St. Louis University Vice Presidents’ Scholarship & Jesuit High School Award; UNO regents; 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UNL Education and Human Sciences, regents; UNO regents Joseph Adam Sobetski, Creighton Award; Wesleyan achievement, Black & Gold Noah Patrick Steinauer, Colorado State presidential; Creighton Magis; Loyola-New Orleans Ignatian Scholar; Rockhurst Dowling; Tulane presidential; UNL regents

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Omaha Duchesne Samantha Stoupa Outstanding Scholar Class rank: 1st out of 77 College plans: Creighton; biochemistry Parents: Ray and Kay Stoupa About: Samantha is an exceptional student, exceptional in her academics and exceptional in her character. Even though she is one of the top students in our school, she is humble and quiet about her accomplishments. Samantha works hard, always, and gives 100 percent to all she does. Samantha has set the bar for academic accomplishment in her class.

Lauren Ortman Key Staffer Journalistic roles: Yearbook executive editor College plans: Kansas; journalism Parents: Robert

and Tonya Ortman About: Lauren has been a solid and dependable member of the yearbook staff for the last three years. She has grown into a great leader during her junior and senior years. Lauren has shown to be a very creative individual with an excellent work ethic and has the respect of the entire staff. Scholarships offered at Omaha Duchesne:

Molly Abboud, Marquette Ignatius/Magis; St. Louis Biliken Catholic; Regis Blue & Gold & Catholic; Xavier Catholic leadership Nicole Amato, Iowa National Victoria Baltimore, Drake presidential; Rockhurst Loyola, achievement, Ignatius; Creighton Mary Becker, Hamline presidential, writing; St. Catherine presidential, Venture Janine Bogard, Creighton founders; Iowa State competitive excellence; UNO deans; UNL College of Agriculture Sciences & Natural Resources; Colorado State deans; Wichita State founders; St. Louis merit Abby Bonebrake, Rockhurst dean’s, Loyola; St. Thomas academic; Butler Fairview; Creighton academic; Drake presidential; Regis achievement; St. Louis Molly Bridges, Creighton Magis; UNL regents, Rosa Peterson; Rhodes College Cambridge, fellowship; St. Olaf presidential; SMU second century Kelly Brooks, UNL Canfield, chancellor’s leadership; Loyola-Chicago dean’s; Rockhurst dean’s, Loyola, Ignatius; Creighton founders; St. Thomas academic, trustees; Marquette Ignatius; St. Louis dean’s Kaylee Bunner, Tulsa Vision, dean’s; Alabama

engineering, presidential; UNL regents; Drexel A.J. Drexel; Fordham dean’s; Catholic University of America, parish Calli Carson, UNL regents, Forest C. Blood Jr.; Utah non-residential partial tuition; Fordham dean’s; St. Joseph presidential, excellence; Santa Clara provost; Denver chancellor; Creighton Magis Cayla Carson, UNL David; Marquette Ignatius/Magis; Denver scholar; St. Joseph presidential, excellence; Creighton Magis Margaret Collins, Creighton Magis; Marquette Ignatius/Magis; St. Thomas academic; Rockhurst Dowling, Loyola; College of St. Benedict/St. John semifinalist recognition, Catholic high school Micaela Connolly, Kansas midwest student exchange; Marquette Ignatiaus; Vermont presidential Mary Kate Costello, Kansas distinction, achievement; Creighton founders; Colorado State, dean’s; Nebraska Wesleyan Black & Gold; DePaul St. Vincent DePaul; Columbia College Chicago trustee; Iowa State competitive excellence Allysa Davidson, Kansas achievement; Creighton Lauren DiLorenzo, Creighton Magis; UNL Canfield Courtney Donahoe, Creighton founders Steffi Emig, UNO regents; Creighton Magis; Kansas generations; Nebraska Wesleyan founders; Iowa State competitive excellence Meggie Flinn, Creighton founders; Marquette Ignatius/Magis; St. Louis dean’s Shannon Foley, St. Louis dean’s; Iowa State competitive excellence; UNO chancellor’s Elise Fulcher, Benedictine Sr. Jerome Keeler, athletic Olivia Gardiner, Rockhurst directors, Loyola; St. Thomas academic; Creighton founders; St. Louis dean’s Maggie Hake, Loyola-New Orleans Loyola, music; Kansas midwest student exchange; UNO Boch; Henry Doorly Zoo Colleen Halpin, St. Thomas academic; Creighton Magis; Marquette Ignatius/Magis; College of St. Benedict/St. John Catholic high school, president’s; Omaha Music Teachers Association senior Willow Head, Iowa State competitive excellence; Creighton founders; Kansas Jayhawk generations; Missouri-Columbia Mark Twain non-resident; Creighton founders; Iowa National Emily Heeney, Rockhurst directors, Loyola; Creighton founders; Marquette Ignatius/Magis; St Louis dean’s Elizabeth Jurek, Loyola-Chicago Loyola; UNL Canfield; Tulane distinguished; Loyola Marymount Arrupe; San Francisco academic; San Diego trustee Abigail Justice, Rockhurst achievement, Ignatius, Loyola; Drake presidential; Loyola-New Orleans merit, Loyola; Regis academic Brianna Kellar, Creighton Magis; UNL regents, Holling memorial, College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources Olivia Klemme, Truman State ability, president’s honorary; Rockhurst chancellors, Loyola Anna Knuth, Kansas excellence; Creighton founders; Texas Christian dean’s; Southern Methodist Cornerstone, World Changer Alexis Kouba, St. Louis tuition; Prescott College alumni; William Jewell faculty Elizabeth Krings, Creighton founders; UNO regents Olivia Kuester, Loyola-Chicago dean’s; Missouri-Columbia John Nickier memorial, Mizzou heritage non-resident; Creighton founders Elizabeth Lanspa, Shenandoah academic; St. Louis Ignatian Eithne Leahy, Creighton founders Hannah Lingo, UNL Canfield; Creighton founders; Drake presidential; Kansas distinction; Iowa National Brenna Longacre, Rockhurst dean’s, Loyola; Creighton Magis Kate Moffatt, Rockhurst dean’s, Loyola; Creighton founders; St. Norbert College trustee Lauren Muckey, UNO regents; Iowa State competitive excellence, recognition, College of Engineering; Omaha Steaks Maggie Neary, Creighton founders; St. Louis; Seton Hall; Case Western Reserve Bolton; DePaul academic Amy Nelson, Iowa State academic Grace O’Malley, Christian Brothers Lasallian; St. Louis Ignatian; DePaul St. Vincent de Paul; St. Thomas academic Lauren Ortman, Arizona excellence; Kansas Jayhawk generations Maggie Owens, UNO regents; UNL regents, CEHS freshman; Rockhurst Dowling, Loyola Michaela Peck, Creighton founders Lauren Pelster, St. Ambrose academic; Rockhurst community, Loyola; Bradley; Quinnipac academic; St. Louis Ignatious; Hartford alumni Jennifer Peterson, UNL chancellor’s; Chicago presidential; Oklahoma National Merit; U.S. Institute of Peace Nicole Petrow, Kansas Jayhawks generations; Creighton Leo Vincent Jacks, presidential; Marquette Ignatius/Magis; West Rotary Club of Omaha outstanding senior; Rotary Club of Omaha senior Bailey Petty, Nebraska Wesleyan presidents; Rockhurst dean’s, Loyola; UNL Canfield; UNO dean’s; Kansas Jayhawk generations Caroline Pickett, UNO chancellor’s; UNK Lopers tuition; Northwest Missouri State distinguished, Bearcat advantage; Wayne State Education Matters Rachel Polan, Quincy St. Francis Solanus presidential; Benedictine; Briar Cliff academic, St. Francis Solanus; Augustana college presidential, Pro Musica, Pro Dramatis; UNL College of Education & Human Services Corinne Price, Northwestern Missouri State Tower; UNK chancellor’s Maris Price, Northern Iowa RAI Anna Reed, Iowa National; Creighton founders; St. Louis ; Xavier Catholic presidential; Gonzaga deans Courtney Reefe, Marquette Ignatius/Magis; Seton Hall; Creighton founders; DePaul presidential; Loyola-New Orleans dean’s Anna Rouw, Loyola-Chicago Damen; Temple; UNL regents, honors program; Tulane presidential; Alabama presidential; Fordham dean’s; Marquette Ignatius/Magis; St. Joseph merit; Tulsa presidents Carolyn Rouw, Seton Hall; Marquette Ignatius/Magis; Rockhurst director’s, Loyola; University of Mary Catholic program; St. Louis merit; College of St. Scholastica Benedictine, St. Scholastica Ann Schulte, Rockhurst provincial, Loyola; Nebraska Wesleyan Black & Gold, achievement, legacy Kate Schulte, Nebraska Wesleyan presidents, achievement, legacy; Rockhurst dean’s, Loyola, regents Ellie Soltys, Northwestern College; Rockhurst achievement, Ignatius, Loyola

Samantha Stoupa, Creighton Magis; Drake trustees, presidential; Marquette Ignatian/ Magis; Notre Dame provost; Omaha Archdiocesan Council of Catholic Women; World-Herald outstanding scholar Shelby Strattan, UNL regents; Tulane presidential; St. Louis presidential, vice presidents; Southern Methodist Second Century, Lyle, Discovery; George Washington deans Natalie Strawhecker, UNL regents, CEHS; Iowa National, Old Gold; Presidents Volunteer Service; Excel Physical Therapy Amber Vaughn, UNL regents; Iowa National, Old Gold Elizabeth Walsh, St. Louis Ignation Elizabeth Wellendorf, Spring Hill College vice presidential; Rockhurst dean’s, Loyola; Creighton Loyola vice presidential; St. Louis Loyola Niara Williams, Macalester Lealtad KaLynn Wood, Missouri Mark Twain non-resident; Creighton founders; Seton Hall; George Washington presidential Valerie Yeutter, Tulsa academic; Creighton founders; Fordham Loyola; Trinity Murchison; William Jewell presidential, music, distinction; St. Olaf dean’s Kathryn Zieno, UNL David; Kansas State midwest student exchange

Omaha Gross Ashley Lopez Outstanding Scholar Class rank: 1st out of 101 College plans: UNK; pre-pharmacy Parents: Jose Alfredo Lopez and Veronica Herrera About: Students and faculty alike hold Ashley in high esteem as evidenced by her academic achievements, involvement in our school and the community. She is a student who always has a smile on her face, is pleasant to everyone in the school, and is polite and courteous. She is extremely driven and is very excited to study at the university level.

Jacob Stewart Key Staffer Journalistic roles: Two years on yearbook staff: one year as page editor and one year as section editor College plans: Northwest Missouri State; journalism Parents: Wendy Stewart Cady and Kevin Ogg About: In the absence of a senior editor in chief, Jacob has been the senior who has contributed the most advice and guidance to our junior editors. Jacob has been consistently willing to take photos at many different events, going above and beyond his class requirement. He has also shown a willingness to come in and work on spreads outside of normal class time. Scholarships offered at Omaha Gross: Noah Arneson, Benedictine College academic, football; Dakota Wesleyan academic, football; Northwest Missouri State merit, Green & White Advantage; Washburn academic, football; Wayne State football Shane Ball, Hastings Ringland; Morningside College Founders; Northwest Missouri State Tower, Bearcat Tahlyr Banks, Augustana academic, volleyball Megan Begley, Creighton Founders; Marquette Ignatius/Magis; Rockhurst directors, Loyola; Saint Louis University academic; Academic Decathlon Regional Competition Christian Bertagni, Bethany academic; Briar Cliff academic; Central Christian College of Kansas academic; Corcordia regents; Doane Van Hoy; King’s College presidential; Morningside Ambassador; Wesleyan Archway; Peru State Campus Citizen Tessa Boukal, Creighton Heider College of Business Ethics and Social Responsibility, Heider College of Business Jumpstart, Magis; Loyola-Chicago presidential; Academic Decathlon Regional Competition; West Omaha Rotary Zachary Buchta, Metropolitan Community College Board of Governors Joseph Buck, Omaha Steaks Garrett Cadotte, Wesleyan achievement Antonio Campbell, American GI Forum music; Benedictine College Award; Hollard Music Festival; Doane presidential; Hastings Crimson; Midland presidential; Wesleyan presidents; Simpson academic; UNK chancellors; UNL Glenn Korff School of Music, Canfield; UNO deans; University of St. Thomas academic Elizabeth Chandler, American Legion; Clarkson College Bronze; UNL Canfield; Creighton Founders Brittany DeVeau, Mississippi State academic excellence Lindsay Durand, Auburn Academic Heritage; Baylor academic; Colorado State presidential; Creighton Magis; Knights of Columbus Council 6192; Missouri Bright Flight, chancellors Elizabeth Edmundson, Colorado State presidential; Iowa State competitive excellence; UNL Canfield, College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, honors textbook, Legends; UNO chancellor’s James Farnan, Doane presidential; Grinnell College academic; Midland university presidential, Anderson Leader Athlete; Morningside trustee; Wesleyan achievement, Founders, Huge Foundation; Simpson College Achievement, Honor, John C. Culver; Wayne State College Neihardt; Xavier presidential; Academic Decathlon Regional Competition Benjamin Ficenec, Northwest Missouri State Bearcat, Tower; Omaha Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium Jack Fraser, Metropolitan Community College Board of Governors

Luke Fraser, Midland baseball Madeline Galas, Briar Cliff track, academic; Concordia track, regent’s; Doane Board of Trustees; Joe Toledo memorial; Wesleyan presidents Laura Garabrandt, Benedictine College Award; Northwest Missouri State Merit Award, Green & White Advantage; St. Mary Opportunity Rebecca Hamata, Briar Cliff academic; Morningside College ambassador; Wesleyan Black & Gold; Ritonya Buscher Poehling College; Rockhurst community, Loyola; Dayton deans’ Ashley Handzlik, Morningside Ambassador Award; Sioux Falls achievement Kevin Handzlik, Northwest Missouri State baseball, Tower, Bearcat Taylor Hanna, Arizona State Scholastic Award Jacob Hansen, Hastings basketball, Ringland; Midland basketball; Morningside College Founder; Northwest Missouri State Bearcat, Tower Daniel James, Joe Toledo memorial Jacob Johnson, Morningside Ambassador’s Award, football Mariah Johnson, Creighton Founders; Wesleyan achievement, presidents; Oriental Trading Company; Rockhurst deans, Loyola; UNL Canfield, Legends; UNO deans Nicole Ketchmark, Iowa State Academic Recognition; South Dakota Coyote Commitment Distinction Devin Knoblauch, Joe Toledo memorial; Metro High School Bowling Coaches Association; Ritonya Buscher Poehling Vocational Tyler Koraleski, Hastings College football; Sioux Falls academic, football; UNL Canfield; Morningside football, dean’s Audra Kramer, Sioux Falls provost’s; South Dakota Coyote Commitment Achievement Kyle Kuncl, Doane Board of Trustee’s, football, Van Hoy; Midland football; Morningside dean’s, football; Wesleyan achievement, Archway Courtney Larsen, Horatio Alger Ak-Sar-Ben Nicholas Larsen, Augustana academic, track; Doane Van Hoy; Hastings track; UNK Lopers Excellence Jacob Lenhart, Iowa State competitive excellence, Equity; Northern Iowa Laura Jones Estate, Multicultural, out-of-state Renee Lohaus, Avila academic; Northwest Missouri State Bearcat, Tower Ashley Lopez, Creighton Founders; Drake presidential; Wesleyan Black & Gold; World Herald outstanding scholar; Rockhurst achievement, Loyola; UNK Health Opportunities Pharmacy; UNL Nebraska Achievement Margaret Mally, Academic Decathlon Regional Competition Liza Martinez, College of St. Mary academic achievement, soccer Michael Mathews III, California Polytechnic State University Outreach; Florida Institute of Technology Academic; Missouri University of Science and Technology Miner Alumni, Trustees, Out-Of-State; Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Medal; UNO regents; Worcester Polytechnic Institute academic, university Rachel McCartney, College of St. Mary academic; Creighton Founders; Morningside College dean, cheer; UNO Deans Andrew McElmeel, Iowa State competitive excellence; Marquette Ignatius/Magis; Naval ROTC; Northwestern College baseball, presidential; Rockhurst deans, Loyola; Kansas distinction; UNL Canfield; University of St. Thomas academic Brittany McGregor, Creighton Founders; Wesleyan presidents; Kansas achievement; UNK chancellors; UNL Canfield; South Dakota Coyote Commitment Distinction Meredith McMullen, American GI Forum Music; Doane academic; Midland arts; St. Thomas academic Victoria McNamara, LaVista Lancers Soccer Club Mackenzie Moritz, Butler presidential; Creighton Magis; Doane presidential; Drake presidential; Loyola-Chicago presidential; Marquette Ignatius/Magis; Wesleyan Founders; Rockhurst Dowling, Loyola; Saint Louis University Vice Presidents’; Dayton trustees’ merit; UNK regents; UNL regents; UNO regents; San Diego Alcala Award Casandra Nowak, Creighton Founders; Excel Physical Therapy; Morningside fean; Wesleyan Board of Governors; Rockhurst feans, Loyola, tegents; Missouri Mark Twain Molly O’Donnell, Midland presidential; Morningside founder; Rockhurst Loyola, Provincial Joelle Overkamp, Hastings basketball, Crimson, Dean; Midland Anderson Leader athlete, basketball; Rockhurst Chancellors, Loyola; Runza Student of the Week Madelyn Pechar, Northwest Missouri State University Tower, Bearcat Advantage; South Dakota State University Academic; UNK Deans; UNO Deans; University of South Dakota Coyote Commitment Distinction Abby Pietryga, Creighton Founders; Morningside Ambassador; Wesleyan Black & Gold; St. Louis University Ignatian Marissa Podkovich, Creighton Founders; Iowa State competitive excellence; Mount Mercy academic; Rockhurst deans, Loyola; UNK chancellors; UNL David, Nebraska Legends; UNO regents Jose Ramirez, Academic Decathlon Regional Competition Anthony Sampugnaro, Briar Cliff academic Cora Schlenker, American Red Cross Logan Schlickbernd, Wesleyan Black & Gold; South Dakota State academic; South Dakota Coyote Commitment Promise Chelsea Schmitz, UNO deans Megan Semin, American Red Cross Catherine Smith, American Red Cross Jacob Stewart, Hastings academic; Midland Board of Directors; Missouri Western State governors’; Morningside Founder; Northwest Missouri State Bearcat, Tower; Omaha Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium; UNK deans; Sioux Falls provost’s Matthew Sullivan, Doane academic, track Hannah Targy, UNO chancellor’s Alexandra Tooley, Bellevue University academic, softball; Creighton Magis; Hastings Crimson; UNO regents Alexa Van Haute, Northwest Missouri State Bearcat, distinguished; UNL Canfield John Van Haute, Bellevue Rotary Jalen Vannier-Butler, American Red Cross Douglas Veys, American Red Cross Anthony Vigneri, Benedictine College academic, football; Morningside Ambassador, football; South Dakota football; Wayne State football Bryan Vomacka, Avila academic; Creighton Founders; Rockhurst chancellors, Loyola; UNL Canfield; UNO Chancellor’s Benjamin Williams, Creighton Magis Nicholas Wonder, Briar Cliff academic, basketball; Doane Board of Trustees; Jamestown honors; Mount Marty merit; Wesleyan achievement, Black & Gold Hannah Zimmerer, Avila academic; Loyola-Chicago Damen; Morningside ambassador,

cheer; Northwest Missouri State Bearcat, distinguished; Rockhurst deans, Loyola, Regent’s; UNK chancellors; UNL Canfield; UNO deans; South Dakota Coyote Commitment Achievement; St. Thomas academic; Wartburg regents; Fairfield academic

Omaha Marian Erin McClellan Outstanding Scholar Class rank: 1st out of 194 College plans: Georgetown; business/economics Parents: John and

Katie McClellan About: Erin has been a stellar member of the Marian community both in and out of the classroom. She has taken a full complement of honors classes and ranks first in a highly competitive, college preparatory class. This year, Erin was appointed co-manager editor in chief of the yearbook. Her membership in virtually every Marian Honor Society as well as her numerous individual class awards is a testament to her academic prowess.

Shannon Smith Key Staffer Journalistic roles: Yearbook photo editor College plans: Columbia College Chicago; photojournalism Parents: Jim and Laura Smith About: Shannon has an incredible passion for photography and the visual side of journalism. Her work is professional and impressive. She is not afraid to tackle real issues. Shannon is also willing to take on extra publication tasks to meet the needs of the community. Shannon is a leader in and out of the journalism lab; she is a true key staffer. Scholarships offered at Omaha Marian:

Claire Adams, Creighton academic; Lawrence community engagement, Richard Warch Honor; St. Louis University enhanced merit, vice presidents; UNL honors textbook, regents Alisha Baginski, Creighton Magis; Loyola-Chicago Damen; Marquette Ignatius/Magis; St. Louis University vice presidents; UNK College of Education foundation, honor, regents; University of St. Thomas academic; Westside Kiwanis Club Jack C. Jackson Alisa Beduhn, Iowa State competitive excellence, College of Engineering, Raymond A. & Kathryn A. Engel mechanical engineering; Marquette Ignatius/Magis; St. Louis University enhanced merit, vice presidents; Dayton merit Molly Beelman, Rockhurst soccer, Community Scholar, Loyola Kristin Belitz, Rockhurst Community Scholar, Loyola Samantha Bianchi, Butler trustees; Creighton Founders; Marquette Ignatius/Magis; St. Louis University Deans; Trinity presidents Marisa Bohlim, Creighton Founders; Marquette Ignatius/Magis Courtney Boler, Creighton Founders; Fordham Loyola; Marquette Ignatius/Magis; Seattle trustees; UNL David; Portland presidents Madison Bonnett, Northwest Missouri State Bearcat, Tower Aubrie Bosilevac, Minnesota State soccer Sarah Brashear, Bradley academic, Jay Janssen Oratory, presidential; Creighton Founders; Gustavus Adolphus deans; Marquette Ignatius/Magis; St. Louis University Deans; Iowa National Scholars; UNL Canfield; UNO chancellor’s Sarah Brown, Creighton academic; UNO deans Elizabeth Brueggemann, Wesleyan achievement Laura Burnett, Creighton Founders Helen Burns, John Carroll university; Regis University Blue & Gold & Regis College Catholic; Rockhurst University Ignatius of Loyola, Loyola; Spring Hill College Gautrelet Award; University of St. Thomas St. Thomas Award Allison Buser, Creighton Founders; St. Louis university; Iowa Iowa Heritage, National Scholars; Kansas excellence; UNL Canfield Madeline Carlisle, Creighton Founders; UNL Canfield, Legends; UNO deans Jocelyn Carter, Creighton Magis; Iowa State competitive excellence, Department of Mechanical Engineering; Iowa Old Gold; Kansas Department of Mechanical Engineering, KU excellence, School of Engineering deans; UNL honors textbook, Jeffrey S. Raikes School of Computer Science & Management, regents; UNO regents Christina Chapman, Creighton Founders; Meredith academic, Impact Raleigh Award; University of Miami presidents; Tampa deans Sara Cipolla, Creighton Founders; Iowa State competitive excellence; Marquette Ignatius/ Magis; UNO deans Madeline Crowdy, Iowa soccer, National Scholars Alexis Crowther, Northwest Missouri State Freshman Merit, Green & White Advantage Adelaide Curley, American University deans; Arcadia achievement, distinguished, tuition exchange, writing achievement; Fordham University deans; George Washington presidential; New York University liberal studies; Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium; Thomas Hunter Memorial Abigail Davis, Creighton Founders; St. Louis University vice presidents; Texas Christian Deans, Faculty; UNL David Laura Davis, Baldwin Wallace residents; Millikin Alice Lazerowitz, merit; Wesleyan achievement, Stevenson; Roosevelt founders; Saint Mary’s Catholic High School, opportunity, out-of-state Laura Domet, Iowa State competitive

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2014 Greater Omaha Packing Company Scholarship & Education Recipients

Jorge Adame Son of Jose & Juana Adame

Cruz Alba

Son of Michael & April Avalos

Edwin Chavez Trejo Savanna Christensen

Son of Juan & Juana Chavez

Daughter of Tom Vukov & Laura Christensen

Evan Cotto

Son of Juliana & Frank Cotto

Joel DeLong

Son of Jeff & Lisa Phillips

Madison Harpenau Janeth Hernandez-Islas Jessica Hernandez-Islas Daughter of Tim & Christine Harpenau

Daughter of Jeff & Evelia Lucas

Daughter of Jeff & Evelia Lucas

Laura Herrera

Daughter of Gloria Mora de Herrera

Best wishes to these outstanding leaders from all of us at Greater Omaha Packing Co. Henry Davis President and CEO

Maria Herrera Diaz Daughter of Jose & Maria Diaz de Mora

Maria Rodriguez Daughter of Silvano & Antonia Rodriguez

Omar Ibarra Son of Manuel & Hermelinda Ibarra

Gabriela Varela-Haros Daughter of Rafael & Patricia Varela

Jamal Jones

Son of Julius Jones

Marie Wiggs

Daughter of Jerry & Bev Wiggs

Alexandra Klein Daughter of Alison & Scott Conley

Sydney Klein Daughter of Alison & Scott Conley

Chelsea Mark

Daughter of Kevin Mark

Erica Menjivar

Daughter of Emelina & Jose Menjivar

Anne Mullins Daughter of Pat & Roxanne Mullins

Laura Orozco

Daughter of Francisco & Margarita Orozco

Jordan Pollock Daughter of Mike & Linetta Pollock

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

Angelo Fili Executive Vice President

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Continued from Page 22 excellence; UNL Canfield, Legends; UNO chancellors Simone Duryea, UNL regents Alexa Edwards, Creighton Founders Madeline Edwards, Western Illinois soccer Madeline Elliston, Penn State soccer Elizabeth Erftmier, Creighton Founders; Fairfield Bellarmine; Loyola-Marymount achievement; Loyola-Chicago deans Rachel Ervin, Benedictine Father Victor Gellhaus; Rockhurst Ignatius of Loyola, Loyola, Massman; University of Mary Catholic Scholars Julianne Faur, Creighton Founders; UNL honors textbook, regents Rachel Fedorko, Creighton Founders; Nebraska Methodist College Wischmeier Dean’s; UNL Canfield; UNO Chancellors Sydney Ferrara, Northwest Missouri State Bearcat, distinguished Emma Finken, Creighton Magis; UNL regents; UNO regents Antonia Franco, Creighton Founders; St. Louis University Vice Presidents Honor Fredrick, Creighton Founders; LoyolaChicago deans; Regis trustees; St. Louis University university Sarah Frodyma, Northwest Missouri State merit, Green & White Advantage Mary Fuxa, UNO chancellors Samantha Gardner, McAleer/Pierce Memorial Alyssa Gebhart, South Dakota School of Mines & Technology Tech Challenge Ann Gensichen, Rockhurst cross country, deans, family, Loyola; UNL Canfield, Legends; UNO chancellors; Nebraska Society of Professional Engineers; Pipeline Crossroads of the World; Westside Kiwanis Club Jack C. Jackson Rose Gensichen, Benedictine College academic, cross country; Rockhurst cross country, deans, family, Loyola; UNL Canfield, Legends; UNO deans; Pipeline Crossroads of the World Sarah Geske, Kansas distinction Madalyn Grace, Creighton Magis; Alabama presidential; UNO regents Maren Haddad, Creighton university; LoyolaChicago deans; Marquette Ignatius/Magis; St. Louis University Ignatian Elizabeth Hahn, Benedictine out of state, St. Benedict Bridget Hake, Kansas State Engineering Initiative, honor Amalia Hansen, Hillsdale Grewcock Amelia Hansen, Kansas achievement Molly Harrison, Creighton Founders; Gustavus Adolphus deans, tuition exchange; Marquette Ignatius/Magis; Ursinus tuition exchange Marian Heaney, Benedictine soccer, Catholic High School, Leadership, out of state, presidential; Loyola-Chicago deans Emma Henderson, Creighton Founders; Loyola-Chicago trustees; Marquette Ignatius/ Magis; Kansas Excellence Caroline Hendricks, Creighton Founders; DePaul presidential; Drake presidential; Loyola-Chicago Damen; UNL David, Legends; University of St. Thomas academic Margaret Herold, Creighton Founders; Northwest Missouri State Alumni, Bearcat, distinguished; Rockhurst University Chancellors, Loyola, regents; UNL Canfield Hannah Hertel, Creighton Founders; Marquette University Ignatius/Magis; Regis University Trustees; Rockhurst deans, Loyola; St. Louis University deans Alexa Horn, UNL Canfield Kaitlin Houlton, Creighton Founders; Iowa State competitive excellence, deans; Marquette Ignatius/Magis; Rockhurst chancellors, Loyola; St. Louis University deans; Dayton trustees merit; Missouri Mark Twain; UNL Canfield, Legends; University of Tulsa Academic, Heritage Abigail Incontro, UNO regents; Jennifer Jurek, Creighton Founders, Heider College of Business; Arizona excellence; UNL David, Legends Ashlyn Kampschneider, Benedictine academic; Iowa State competitive excellence; UNL College of Engineering, David Madison Kenney, Drake presidential; Rockhurst Dowling, Loyola, regents; St. Louis University vice presidents; Kansas Jayhawk Generations; UNL Chancellors, College of Education & Human Sciences Jane Kilgore, Creighton Founders; Loyola-Chicago Damen; St. Louis University Deans, Francis J. Guentner S.J., music talent Hannah Knight, Creighton university; Rockhurst Loyola, Provincial Kristen Koley, Creighton Founders; Kansas achievement Lauren Koperski, UNO regents, Walter Scott Jr. Scholarship Sara Kreski, Creighton Founders, Grace Keenan/Excellence in the Arts; Drake presidential; Texas Christian theatre Anna Krettek, Iowa State competitive excellence, Generations, Math Department deans Abbie Kubat, Marquette Ignatius/Magis; Northern Arizona presidents tuition; St. Louis University university; Kansas achievement Baylie Kudlacz, Midland cheer Hannah Lajba, Creighton Founders; Fashion Institute of Technology Presidential; UNL Canfield, Legends; UNO chancellors Kelly Landen, Creighton Founders; Marquette University Ignatius/Magis; St. Louis University Ignatian; University of St. Thomas academic Elena Lisko, Northwest Missouri State merit, Green & White Advantage Taylor Long, Marquette Ignatius/Magis; St. Louis University deans, enhanced merit; Iowa National Scholars; UNL Canfield, Legends Monica Marasco, Creighton Founders; Loyola-Chicago; Marquette Ignatius/Magis; Rockhurst directors, Loyola; St. Louis University university; UNL Canfield, Legends Maria Mathey, Creighton Founders; UNO Chancellors Erin McClellan, Creighton Magis, Scott Scholarship/Heider College of Business; Santa Clara presidential; National Merit Scholarship; World-Herald outstanding scholar Margaret McKeon, Benedictine College Presidential; Creighton Magis; Iowa State competitive excellence; UNL College of Engineering; UNO regents Haylea McNeil, UNO deans Reilly Meyer, Creighton Magis; Marquette Ignatius/Magis; St. Louis University vice presidents; University of Denver chancellors Haley Minnick, Gustavus Adolphus deans, forensics; Loyola-Chicago; University of Kansas Midwest Student Exchange Program; UNO deans Morgan Mitchell, Kansas Achievement; Lindsay Moran, Rockhurst Loyola, Provincial; St. Louis University Ignatian; University of St. Thomas academic Nora Neary, Creighton Founders; St. Louis University Deans; Arizona excellence; Kansas Excellence Hannah Nelson, Creighton Founders; Grace 1st Choice Award, soccer, Grace Award, Royal; UNL Canfield, College of Education & Human Sciences, Legends, Nebraska Veterans; UNO Nebraska Veterans, regents; Offutt Officers’ Spouses’ Club Sloan Nelson, St. Louis University deans, enhanced merit; UNL Canfield, Legends Lori Nevole, Wesleyan Founders; Iowa National Scholars Award, Old Gold; UNL regents; UNO regents; National English Honor Society

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Omaha Mercy Sara Sullivan Outstanding Scholar Class rank: 1st out of 82 College plans: UNO or Iowa State; mechanical engineering Parents: Jim and Paula Sullivan About: She is consistently the highest-ranked member of her class. She is involved in community service and school activities. She has been selected for leadership positions in student council and other clubs and organizations. Scholarships offered at Omaha Mercy: Christine Allen, Creighton university; South Dakota Coyote Commitment Achievement Marissa Barnes, McCabe Memorial Teaching Erin Dabbs, UNL Canfield; Creighton Founders; Rockhurst deans, Loyola; The King’s College presidential; UNO regents Sophia Deseck, Sioux Falls Art Department Academic, USF Recognition Ann Elston, Northwest Missouri State Tower, Bearcat; College of St. Benedict dean’s, Catholic High School, CSB, Bonner Anna Engelbert, Rockhurst dean’s, Loyola; Regis Board of Trustees Award, Catholic Award Hannah Engstrom, Northwest Missouri State Tower, Bearcat Elizabeth Gaddie, Metropolitan Community College Board of Governors Tia Geter, Rockhurst Loyola Allison Harsh, Missouri-Kansas City Conservatory Anneliese Hennig, UNL Nebraska Legends, Canfield, Glenn Korff School of Music; UNK chancellors; UNO chancellor’s Brittlin Hoge, Colorado School of Mines merit; Marquette Ignatius/Magis; St. Thomas academic; Iowa State competitive excellence, College of Engineering; UNL regents; Rockhurst Dowling, Loyola; St. Louis University vice president’s; Missouri University of Science and Technology Trustees, trustees out-of-state, Miner Alumni; Kansas dean’s, Jayhawk Generation; Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps Jamie Jacobsen, Buena Vista Heritage; Mount Mercy academic; Briar Cliff academic, track, Connection Genevieve Jesse, Loyola-Chicago Damen; Seattle trustee, honors program; St. Louis University vice president’s; Northeastern dean’s; Seton Hall public tuition rate Amber Johnson, UNO deans Calla Kessler, UNL regents, College of Journalism and Mass Communications; Missouri Mark Twain; Iowa National Scholars, Old Gold; Kansas Excellence; Loyola-Chicago Presidential Mary Laughlin, St. Louis University Billiken Catholic Award, Ignatian; Rockhurst Loyola Madeline Lenz, St. Louis University Presidential Finalist; Marquette Ignatius/Magis; UNL David, Nebraska Legends, honors textbook; Creighton Founders, Smola-McCormick Terese Lewis, Northwest Missouri State distinguished, Bearcat; UNO Leonina Langhorst Mockelman memorial Elizabeth Lipschultz, Fordham academic; Creighton Magis; Loyola-Chicago Damen; DePaul presidential; UNL honors textbook; UNO regents Maureen Monson, Ralston American Legion Auxiliary; Northwest Missouri State merit, Green and White Advantage Claire Mueggenberg, South Dakota School of Mines and Technology award, Honors Award Program Summer Nielsen, UNL David; Rockhurst chancellors, regents, Loyola Taylor Nuffer, Northwest Missouri State merit, Green and White Advantage Elizabeth Nussrallah, Rockhurst Dowling, Loyola; St. Louis University university; St. Benedict trustees’; Tulsa academic; Marquette Ignatius/Magis; UNO regents; Bradley presidential, Neighbor State; UNL Nebraska Legends; Valparaiso presidential; Creighton Founders; Alegent Creighton Health; St. Catherine memorial Shannon O’Loughlin, Northwest Missouri State merit, Green and White Advantage McKenzy Parsons, Metropolitan Community College Board of Governors; Midland academic Meghan Petersen, Hastings Ambassador, soccer; Newman Board of Trustees; Loras College Merit Award; Benedictine College award; Creighton academic; Rockhurst achievement, Loyola, Provincial; St. Ambrose academic; St. Benedict president’s, Catholic High School;

St. Mary’s of Minnesota presidential; College of St. Mary achievement Bailey Pofahl, UNO chancellor’s Kaleena Rains, Wesleyan presidents, achievement Riley Redburn, Northwest Missouri State Tower, Bearcat Alek Rehan, Creighton university; Horatio Alger Association Ashley Rosenthal, OEA Foundation Inc. Bertha Neale Memorial Haley Rozgay, Beaver Lake Auxiliary Mia Schroeder, Northwest Missouri State Tower, Bearcat, cultural enrichment; Creighton university Laura Sjostedt, Maryville Barat; the Catholic University of America merit, Parish; Briar Cliff academic; Creighton Founders; Rockhurst deans; Knights of Columbus College; Mount Marty merit Sara Sullivan, Rotary Club of Omaha West Senior Recognition; UNO and the Peter Kiewit Institute Walter Scott Jr. ; UNO regents; Iowa State competitive excellence, College of Engineering; World-Herald outstanding scholar Katelyn Turnquist, College of St. Mary achievement, softball; UNO deans; UNL Canfield; Creighton Founders; Gustavus Adolphus dean’s Catiana Urrutia, Mount Marty achievement, Heritage, Catholic Leadership; Doane Community Award; Benedictine College Sister Jerome Keeler; Rockhurst Ignatius of Loyola, Loyola Elise Weinbach, UNL Canfield; Creighton Founders; Oregon Apex Hannah Vankat, UNO deans

Omaha North Erick Hernandez Outstanding Scholar Class rank: 2nd out of 396 College plans: MIT or Harvard; materials engineering Parents: Pedro and Ivonne Hernandez About: Erick has been an ambassador of North High School. He is very involved in our school and represents it locally and nationally. He is a National Merit finalist and AP National Scholar as a junior, and he has won many competitions in engineering. At our school, he has taken the highest math courses available. The math curriculum specialist said: “I didn’t take his current class until I was a junior in college.”

Killian Jarrett Key Staffer Journalistic roles: Newspaper editor in chief College plans: UNL; journalism Parents: Joseph and Jody Moreland About: Killian has been in journalism for four years, most recently serving as editor in chief of the North Star newspaper. He has received numerous state and local awards for entertainment writing, column writing and editorial writing. His first edition of the North Star E.I.C. earned a commendation of journalistic excellence from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Scholarships offered at Omaha North: Dustin Acker, Omaha North High Magnet School Vikings of Distinction Kathy Simmons Dettman memorial Andy Adkisson, UNO chancellor’s Dustin Agnew, Omaha North High Magnet School Kent Lausterer Briann Allen, College of St. Mary achievement, Marie Curie; Concordia Lutheran Heritage, regents, shotgun sports; Creighton merit; Doane trustees, George and Sally Haddix, PEECE program; Hastings ambassador, trapshooting; Midland athletic

Luke Armitage, UNO dean’s Myrianna Bakou, Creighton academic; Doane community; Iowa State recognition; Loyola-Chicago trustee; Omaha Schools Foundation Larry G. Jensen memorial; UNL Nebraska College Preparatory Academy; Urban League of Nebraska; Washington University 2015 Gustav Kurt Mesmer Anika Bateman, UNO regents Noah Bennett, Iowa State competitive excellence, generations; Nebraska Wesleyan presidents; Omaha Education Association Foundation Charley Hepfinger memorial; Omaha North High Magnet School Class of 2007; Missouri Mark Twain non-resident; UNO chancellor’s Ruby Bless, Metropolitan Community College governors Ian Brummel, King Science & Technology Magnet Center; UNO regents Lindzey Busch, Creighton merit; Omaha North High School Foundation Carol Johnson memorial; Omaha Schools Foundation Marilyn Arkfeld Clark memorial Danielle Bynum, Omaha Education Association Mary Uhl Collins memorial business education; UNL Nebraska College Preparatory Academy Samantha Carter, Johnson & Wales culinary essentials, campus, presidential; Omaha North High School Foundation John and Sheila Morgan; Skills USA Vocational Industrial Clubs of America Alexander Casebeer, Iowa State; OEA Foundation Dr. Edwin Parrish memorial vocational education; Omaha North High School Foundation Frank and Yo Tierney; UNO chancellor’s Alexandra Christensen, Florence PTO/ Kiwanis Lucy Chung, Creighton merit, George & Sally Haddix; Kansas State Denison; NAIFA Omaha Awards of Excellence; Omaha Schools Foundation John Paul Gustafson memorial, Zdenka Sedlacek; UNL Health Sciences Efren Cortez, Omaha Schools Foundation Carl W. and Antoynette Nielsen; UNL Nebraska College Preparatory Academy Katherine Cramer, King Science & Technology Magnet Center PTA, PTA/Thomas Hunter memorial; Omaha North High Magnet School Class of 1962, faculty, PTSO; Omaha North High School Foundation Harry D. Riley memorial; Ponca Elementary PTA; UNL incoming freshman art and art history, Kimmel Kersten Crate, King Science & Technology Magnet Center; Omaha North High School Foundation Caryl and Katherine Brown memorial; UNO regents Bryce Crossley, UNO dean’s, Robert C. Biegel memorial Ivett Cuadra, Omaha North High School Foundation Leonard Bond memorial Jackson Cutsor, Iowa State competitive excellence; Omaha North High Magnet School Kurt Jensen memorial, PTSO; Omaha North High School Foundation Eli Churchich memorial; UNL Canfield, College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, College of Engineering; UNO dean’s, regents; Wichita State presidential Michaela Daugherty, Doane Van Hoy; Omaha Education Association Foundation Cis Wilcox memorial, presidents’ Caitlin Davies, UNL College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources Amber Eckersley, Northwest Missouri State Bearcat, freshman merit, Green and White Advantage, Tower Zachary Engel, Lozier Foundation sons & daughters; Metropolitan Community College governors; Omaha Schools Foundation Perrigo Companies Foundation; UNL Canfield; UNO chancellor’s, Gertrude E. Platt memorial Brock Ericson, Iowa State dean’s, Laura & Eli Erick presidential, competitive excellence Jenna Feregrino, Omaha Schools Foundation Ione C. Paxton Travis Ferrin, UNL Nebraska College Preparatory Academy Katelyn Forrest, Peru State cooperating schools Cherylynn Gibson, UNO chancellor’s Regan Gilmore, Omaha North High Magnet School PTSO; Omaha North High School Foundation Frank and Lois Hobbs memorial; UNL College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, regents; UNO regents Lasha Goodwin, Buffett Magnet Middle School PTO; Concerned and Caring Educators; Omaha North High Magnet School Vikings of Distinction Scott Sisters; Omaha North High School Foundation George V. Anderson Jr. memorial; Omaha Schools Foundation Zdenka Sedlacek; Urban League of Nebraska Caitlin Gwartney, Creighton merit Tyler Hamilton, Omaha Schools Foundation Donald F. and Mildred Topp Othmer Megan Harley, Omaha North High Magnet School Patsy and Marilyn S. Murray memorial; Springville Elementary alumni; UNO dean’s Erick Hernandez, College Board National Hispanic Recognition Program Scholar; Harvard faculty; Iowa State science and technology engineering; MIT; Omaha Schools Foundation Donald F. and Mildred Topp Othmer; Minnesota Gold National, Gold; World-Herald outstanding scholar

Megan Holley, UNO dean’s Maison Horton, Omaha North High School Foundation John and Sheila Morgan Ian Howell, Marrs Middle School; Omaha North High School Foundation George and Sally Haddix memorial Aaron Jaapar, Omaha North High Magnet School Vikings of Distinction; Omaha North High School Foundation Thomas Harvey; Runza Student of the Week Austin Jackson, Florence Elementary PTO/ Kiwanis; Omaha North High Magnet School Class of 1962; UNO chancellor’s Killian Jarrett, Omaha Education Association Gunnar Horn journalism; UNL Nebraska College Preparatory Academy Camden Johnson, Concerned and Caring Educators; OEA Foundation Thresa Clark honorary; Omaha North High School Foundation George and Sally Haddix memorial; Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc. Beta Upsilon Chapter; Prince Hall Education Foundation; Suburban Rotary Club of Omaha; Urban League of Nebraska JaCobi Jones, C.L.A.S.S.; Chadron State athletic; Colorado State-Pueblo athletic; Hastings athletic; Iowa Western Community College athletic; Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc. Beta Upsilon Chapter; Urban League of Nebraska Lillian Jones, College of St. Mary merit; Concordia academic; Dakota Wesleyan Bishop leadership, Methodist recognition, theater; Doane leadership, presidential, cross country; Grace academic, Royal; Hastings academic; Iowa Wesleyan academic; Morningside academic; Northwest Missouri State Bearcat, distinguished; Omaha North High Foundation alumni memorial; York College ACT, track & cross country Derek Juracek, Omaha Schools Foundation Harry A. Burke; UNL Nebraska College Preparatory Academy Lisa Juvrud, UNO dean’s Natea Kent, Omaha Education Association Mary Uhl Collins memorial business education Quentin King, Concerned and Caring Educators; Omaha North High School Foundation Haynes Family, Terrell White memorial; Omaha Schools Foundation Marilyn Arkfeld Clark memorial; Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc. Beta Upsilon Chapter; Urban League of Nebraska Amber Korpua, Peru State campus citizen, cooperating schools David Korpua, Creighton merit; Omaha North High Magnet School Class of 1962; OPS Career Center Tommy Craft; Rotary of Omaha-North Jade Krivanek, Omaha North High Magnet School PTSO; UNO regents Kabao Lor, Creighton merit Reilly Lyon, UNO regents Diamond Martinez, Creighton merit, George & Sally Haddix D’iante McBride, Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc. Beta Upsilon Chapter; Urban League of Nebraska Annastacia McCarty, Creighton Robert Muchemore Foundation; Drake presidential; Iowa State competitive excellence, College of Engineering, Janice Davison, generations; Omaha Public Schools Superintendent’s Super 13; Rotary of Omaha-West; Kansas civil and environmental engineering, excellence, engineering dean’s; UNL regents; UNO engineering, regents; Northern Iowa out-of-state, presidential; Wichita State midwest student exchange program, presidential Nia McFadden, Mutual of Omaha NorthSTAR; Urban League of Nebraska Ericka Murray, Omaha North High Magnet School Student Council; Omaha Schools Foundation future educator; UNL Nebraska College Preparatory Academy Madeline Nelson, Omaha North High Magnet School Vikings of Distinction; UNO dean’s Yongcong Ostby, UNL Nebraska College Preparatory Academy Armando Ozuna, Chadron State athletic; Hastings Pro Rege; Midland athletic; Omaha North High School Foundation Haynes Family; Western State Colorado Central Plains exchange Dominique Parham, McMillan Magnet Center Staff and PTO; SummerWorks Jacob Pearson, Omaha North High School Foundation Phillip W. & Criss Welch Roger Peek, UNL Nebraska College Preparatory Academy; UNO dean’s JaVaughn Perkins, Notre Dame College of Ohio William Picken, Doane trustees; UNO regents, undergraduate Nicolas Polito, Sioux Falls achievement Morgan Pommier, McMillan Magnet Center Staff and PTO; Urban League of Nebraska Spencer Robinson, UNO engineering, regents McKenzie Roselle, Colorado Christian president’s; Dordt instrumental music, presidential, cross country, indoor and outdoor track & field; Morton Magnet Middle School PTO; Omaha North High Magnet School faculty; Omaha North High School Foundation Class of 1960 John Rukes, OPS Career Center Southeast

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Continued from Page 23 Community College Jonathan Sanchez, OPS Career Center Southeast Community College Benjamin Schmeits, UNO regents Alexis Sharkey, Concerned and Caring Educators; Omaha North High School Foundation John and Sheila Morgan; Urban League of Nebraska Jamie Smith, Milwaukee School of Engineering destination, academic; Wesleyan Black & Gold, legacy, achievement; Omaha North High Magnet School Vikings of Distinction; OPS Career Center Student Speaker Laterra Smith, Concerned and Caring Educators; Omaha North High Magnet School Chris and Brenda Wiley; Urban League of Nebraska Alyssa Solberg, Maplewood Lanes youth; Kansas midwest student exchange; UNL achievement, Legends Emily Stott, Creighton merit; Wesleyan governors; Omaha North High School Foundation George and Sally Haddix memorial; Iowa National; Kansas excellence Isaiah Sun, UNL Nebraska College Preparatory Academy Frances Szynskie, Creighton merit; Omaha Schools Foundation Perrigo Companies Foundation; Ponca Elementary PTA Tristin Taylor, Creighton merit, George & Sally Haddix Brianna Todd, Omaha North High Magnet School Velma Morgan Matthew Tonnies, UNO chancellor’s Emily Uehling, Omaha North High Magnet School Fred W. McLafferty; Rotary of Omaha-North Alexander Ulrich, UNO regents Johanna Venclauskas, Doane George and Sally Haddix, softball Teresa Wallace, UNL Nebraska College Preparatory Academy; Urban League of Nebraska Shawn Ware, UNO regents, Walter Scott Jr. Seth Wichman, South Dakota State music; UNK music and performing arts; South Dakota music & Genevieve and John Truran piano Dalton Willmore, Metropolitan Community College governors; Omaha Education Association Foundation Ozzie Wilson memorial Matthew Winn, UNO chancellor’s Chee-Ia Xiong, Creighton merit, George & Sally Haddix; Iowa State recognition; Kansas achievement

Omaha Northwest Ahnika Lutz Outstanding Scholar Class rank: 1st out of 253 College plans: UNK; education Parents: William and Linda Lutz About: She has demonstrated her hardworking nature throughout her time in school, and this can be seen in her excellent GPA. She is a positive presence at Northwest and can always be seen greeting adults and peers with a friendly smile. Ahnika is involved in several extracurriculars and holds leadership offices, as well. She also spends her free time helping her community through a variety of volunteer activities.

Courtney Nichols Key Staffer Journalistic roles: Newspaper editor College plans: Undecided Parents: Colleen and Eric Newton About: Courtney completed four years of journalism at Northwest and was editor of the school newspaper her junior and senior years. Scholarships offered at Omaha Northwest: Mikayla Alberts, Wesleyan achievement, Black & Gold; UNK chancellor’s Saynab Ali, College of St. Mary Ryan Atwood, Northwest High Magnet School Brianna Bagshaw, Northwest Fine Arts support team Bailee Baker, Metro Community College Avenue Scholars Darryl Betts-Williams, W. John Ford & Lucille J. Paris Security D’an Tre’ Brown, Bright Start Brina Cannon, Omaha Area Health Education Center Maria Cantu Mendez, Metropolitan Community College governors Benjamin Carey, Adams Elementary PTA Harry G. Stroh memorial; Grace alumni legacy, first choice, academic; Keystone Community Task Force Jorgensen memorial; Northwest alumni, Fine Arts support team, PTSO; Omaha Schools Foundation-Donald F. and Mildred Topp Othmer, Super 13; UNO regents; Wheaton Charles Blanchard, academic Annie Catania, Northwest booster, Fine Arts support team, PTSO; Northwest Missouri State Bearcat, distinguished; Kansas distinction; UNK chancellors; UNL Canfield; South Dakota Coyote distinction Gabriel Clauss, Fraser Stryker diversity; Kansas State honors; Northwest Missouri State Tower, Bearcat advantage; Kansas distinction Madeline Craig, Northwest Fine Arts support team; Northwest Missouri State distinguished, Bearcat; Omaha Public Schools Superintendent’s future educator; Simpson presidential; UNK chancellor’s, cooperating schools; UNO deans Erika Cunningham, Hastings student success Megan Dulmaine, Cooper Union innovator’s merit, tuition; George Washington dean; LeHigh founder’s; Northwest Fine Arts support team; Omaha Schools Foundation D.R. Anderson memorial; UNL College of Engineering, David; UNO regents; Virginia Polytechnic Institute

Razia Edari, Dillard dean’s Heather Engdahl, Colorado Mesa distinguished; Concordia regent’s; Wesleyan achievement, presidents; Peru State campus citizen; Northern Colorado presidential; UNL College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources Jermetra English, Metro Community College Avenue Scholars Paola Figueroa Arroyo, Creighton academic; Horatio Alger Ak-Sar-Ben; Kiwanis Club of Northwest; Northwest alumni; Sioux Falls provost’s Alexis Foster, Depaul academic, St. Vincent de Paul; Gates Millennium; Omaha Schools Foundation Harry A. Burke; UNL academic Raven Fulkerson, Metro Community College Avenue Scholars Katelyn Girard, Wesleyan Black & Gold; Rockhurst achievement Nicole Gish, UNO deans Anngalattea Green, Omaha Area Health Education Center Tearny Hart, Metropolitan Community College governors; Peru State campus citizen; Sioux Falls achievement LaDazja Ivory, Concerned and Caring Educators Chasen Johnson, Northwest Fine Arts support team Ryan Keisling, Northwest booster, PTSO; Northwest High Magnet School; South Dakota Coyote promise Alonzo Knight, Northwest booster, PTSO; Northwest High Magnet School Martin Luther King Carmen Lambert, Metropolitan Community College governors Maria Lira-Alvarado, UNO deans Teresa Lopez, Belvedere PTA Prodehl/Cackin/ Jackson; Omaha Area Health Education Center Aguel Lual, Nebraska Wesleyan achievement, Archway, Vaughan; Northwest Fine Arts support team Ahnika Lutz, Boyd Elementary PTA; Northwest alumni, booster, Fine Arts support team, PTSO; OEA Foundation presidents’; World-Herald outstanding scholar; UNK regents; UNL Canfield, regents; UNO regents Mackenzie Martin, Midland scholar-athlete; UNK regents; UNL Canfield, Legends; UNO chancellor’s Brettany McCarther, Metro Community College Avenue Scholars Sean Mitchell, Concerned and Caring Educators Deblue Moo, Metropolitan Community College governors Ka Moo, Omaha Schools Foundation-Donald F. and Mildred Topp Othmer Juan Mora Amaral, Northwest Fine Arts support team Courtney Nichols, OEA Foundation Gunnar Horn journalism Codi Olson, Metro Community College freshman incentive grant deangelo Peak, Briar Cliff academic Shudi Peng, Metro Community College governors; Omaha Schools Foundation-Carl W. and Antoynette Nielsen Shantriece Powell, Metro Community College Avenue Scholars Ilse Rios-Flores, Briar Cliff academic; College of St. Mary opportunity, Latina Summer Academy Elizabeth Robine, Peru State cooperating schools Justin Robison, Career Center construction trades; Metro Community College governors Steven Schwers, St. Norbert College Van Dyke Mareshah Smith, Florence Elementary PTO Barb Kimberling memorial; Northwest Fine Arts support team Nishobora Solange, Metro Community College freshman incentive grant Nathan Strasser, Dodge Elementary PTA; Morton Magnet Middle School PTO; Northwest alumni, booster, Fine Arts support team, PTSO; Northwest Missouri State Bearcat, distinguished; Omaha Schools Foundation Ione C. Paxton; UNK chancellors, merit; UNL Canfield, Legends; UNO deans Ryan Thompson, OPS Career Center Tommy Craft, OSF, Jerry Ball memorial Paw Ler Wah, Metro Community College freshman incentive; Omaha Area Health Education Center Alexandra Weaver, Briar Cliff academic; Hastings Crimson; Wesleyan presidents; Colorado Springs Mountain Lion honors, provost; UNO deans J’Lynne Young, Metro Community College Avenue Scholars

Omaha Roncalli Abby Kay Goetz Outstanding Scholar Class rank: 3rd out of 88 College plans: UNO; biology, pre-med Parents: Thomas

and Cindy Goetz About: Abby is a tenacious student with a hunger for everything that life has to offer. Not only has she taken and excelled in our most rigorous course of study, not only has she shown her dedication and involvement through sports and activities, but Abby also is a perfect example of what makes our school special. She is a leader among her peers without gloating or taking a patronizing stance toward students who perform at a lower level or who need social encouragement. She also has started her own cupcake bakery and business.

Hannah Ramsgard Key Staffer Journalistic roles: Photographer and contributing writer College plans: Wayne State; undecided Parents: Raylyn

and Mike Ramsgard About: Hannah has been a dedicated team member and leader for our yearbook. Scholarships offered at Omaha Roncalli:

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Omaha Skutt Brianna Desa Outstanding Scholar Class rank: 18th out of 173 College plans: Drake, Rockhurst or Creighton; biology or history Parents: Tehseen and Valmont Desa About: Brianna Desa is an amazing young woman whose gifts and talents know no bounds. Whether she is completing homework in one of her six Advanced Placement courses this year, participating on a SkyHawks in the City service trip, organizing an event with our Student Advisory Board, volunteering at the Munroe-Meyer Institute or being recognized as one of the top 10 attorneys at the National Mock Trial Championships, Brianna is never satisfied with less than her best.

Ceara Kirkpatrick Key Staffer Journalistic roles: Yearbook editor College plans: undecided; journalism Parents: Rob and Loriann Kirkpatrick About: Ceara was chosen because she is a dynamic leader of the yearbook staff and exhibits enthusiasm and pride in her work as well as her peers. She possesses vision, intelligence and a genuine friendly personality that all gravitate toward. Scholarships offered at Omaha Skutt: Savannah Adams, Colorado State deans; Kansas Jayhawk Generations

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Miracle C. Northcutt Key Staffer Journalistic roles: Yearbook photography and editing College plans: UNL; pre-law Parents: Charles and Tynisha

Northcutt About: Miracle has a great attitude, excellent participation and great follow through. Scholarships offered at Omaha South: Kelly Abrego, Susan Thompson Buffett Jorge Adame, Ritonya-Buscher-Poehling George J. Buglewicz; Pawnee Elementary Robert Acamo memorial; UNO Goodrich; Greater Omaha Packing Company Gabriela Aguilar-Perez, Susan Thompson Buffett Janette Alvarado, South High Alumni; Susan Thompson Buffett Lucian Anguiano-Jaime, Omaha Education Association Foundation Jean Christiansen memorial; Susan Thompson Buffett Andrew Bartunek, UNO Goodrich Ruben Benitez, Omaha Public Schools Career Center Southeast Community College Makenzie Bergelt, South High Alumni Mudra Jose Bibiano Chavez, Metro Community College first-time freshman incentive Leara Blair, Highland Community College basketball Markeyia Bogard, UNL achievement, Legends Maria Briseno Martinez, Omaha Education Association Foundation Jane Nichols memorial, Roland Hinrichs performing arts; Omaha Schools Foundation Donald & Mildred Topp Othmer; Ritonya-Buscher-Poehling John Ritonya; UNO deans; UNL achievement, Legends; DePauw president’s; Susan Thompson Buffett; Carleton College Marco Brito Barrera, Metro Community College first-time freshman incentive; OPS ESL Jan M. Gilbert Carl Burgdorf, UNO regents; Susan Thompson Buffett Monserrat Cardenas, Susan Thompson Buffett Adriana Carlos-Santos, South High Alumni Watanabe Kathya Carvajal, Susan Thompson Buffett Esmeralda Castro Pacheco, Metro Community College governors; Ritonya-Buscher-Poehling Joseph Bahun community service Chelsea Chapman, World Herald outstanding scholar; Ritonya-Buscher-Poehling Carol Van Metre softball; South High Alumni Spohr; Susan Thompson Buffett; UNO Goodrich Omar Chavez Garcia, Susan Thompson Buffett Guadalupe Cortes Ruiz, Metro Community College governors Paris Cross, Susan Thompson Buffett Yuridia Cruz, Metro Community College firsttime freshman incentive Icel Davila, Heartland Latino Leadership Conference academic; American Legion Auxiliary Marge Marchetti JROTC; Norwich; Omaha Education Association Foundation Warren and Evelyn Hotz; Omaha Schools Foundation Dr. F.W. Rowe; Army ROTC; South High Alumni General Dulacki; Eastern Illinois; Iowa State; Loyola deans; OPS ESL Jan M. Gilbert; Urban League of Nebraska Moises Delgado Lopez, Susan Thompson Buffett; UNO Goodrich Wah Doh, Adah Chapter #52 - Order of the Eastern Star; Susan Thompson Buffett; UNO Goodrich Victoria Drake, Susan Thompson Buffett Alianna Dudley, Susan Thompson Buffett James Dumas, Northeastern Junior College basketball Daisy Enriquez, Metro Community College governors; Susan Thompson Buffett Christian Escobar, South High Alumni Steve Cavlovic; Susan Thompson Buffett Brittany Flores, Metro Community College governors Angel Flores, Susan Thompson Buffett Seven Four, Delta Theta Chi Sorority National memorial; Omaha Schools Foundation Wanda M. Clarke; South High Alumni South High Alumni; American GI Forum Omaha Chapter Joe Toledo vocational; Asian & Pacific Islander American Gates Millennium Oscar Garcia Leyva, Susan Thompson Buffett Nyabuony Gatvoch, South High Alumni Class of 1963 Leslie Gonzales-Munoz, UNO Goodrich Yahaira Gonzalez, Creighton founders; Omaha Schools Foundation Emma Rosicky; South High Alumni Speck; Heartland Latino Leadership Conference academic; Susan Thompson Buffett; UNO Goodrich; American GI Forum Omaha Chapter Joe Toledo vocational Skarley Gonzalez Castillo, South High Alumni; Metro Community College governors; Susan Thompson Buffett Edith Gonzalez-Barragan, Omaha Public Schools Career Center Student of the Year; South High Alumni Julio Gonzalez-Virgen, Susan Thompson Buffett Sandra Granados, Latino Peace Officers; Susan Thompson Buffett Brenda Guillen Amaya, Omaha Schools Foundation JROTC Bernice Guiterrez, UNO Goodrich; United Latino Endowment; Susan Thompson Buffett Kevin Harkins, South High Alumni Shane Kelion; Alegent Creighton Health Career; Northwestern Oklahoma State basketball; Omaha Schools Foundation Cara Riggs, Super 13 Rocio Hernandez, Jefferson PTA alumni Carlos Hernandez, US Bank technical Valeria Hernandez Ramirez, R.M. Marrs Magnet PTSA Diana Hernandez-Granillo, Bernadine Benak memorial; UNO Goodrich Perla Herrera Soto, Metro Community College governors; Susan Thompson Buffett Tori Hudson, UNO Goodrich Samantha Hughes, Omaha Education Association Foundation Frank C. Heinisch memorial; Susan Thompson Buffett Brigette Ixta-Perez, Susan Thompson Buffett Alejandra Jacinto, Creighton diversity Michael Jaime, Susan Thompson Buffett; UNO soccer Melanie Jimenez-Quiroz, Susan Thompson Buffett Justis Juhl, Creighton founders; UNL health sciences Tau Kaw, Susan Thompson Buffett Gabriela Kozak, Ritonya-Buscher-Poehling

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Omaha Westside Cora Watanabe Outstanding Scholar Class rank: 36th out of 440 College plans: Texas Christian; business Parents: Gordon

and Joy Watanabe About: Cora is a shining example of an outstanding student. She is respectful, kind, positive, as well as academically talented. She was voted this award by staff due to her work ethic, personality and humanistic qualities.

Eva Phillips Key Staffer Journalistic roles: Editor in chief of Craze Magazine College plans: California-Berkley; industrial design Parents: Dr. Eric

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Geisinger Engineering; Jewish Federation of Omaha Foundation Phil & Ruth Sokolof honor roll merit; Center for Jewish Life David & Lillian Keiser Stoms Foundation; Westside Foundation Unlocking Answers Sarah Snyder, UNL Nebraska Legends, Canfield; Creighton academic; George Washington presidential; Missouri Mark Twain Katherine Stegman, Creighton academic; Saint Louis University dean’s, enhanced merit; Drake presidential Renee Stewart, Missouri-Kansas City Dean’s Arts & Sciences Kershaun Stewart, South Dakota Coyote Commitment Promise Devin Stueck-Hughes, Iowa Western Community College baseball Augusta Thacker, Rockhurst trustees; UNL regents; Creighton Founders; Kansas excellence Olivia Thiel, Westside Foundation John Young Paddock Road Jeffrey Thompson, UNL engineering; UNO regents

Mallory Thompson, UNL Nebraska Legends; Texas Christian dean’s; Marquette Ignatius/ Magis; Arizona excellence; Westside Alumni Association Vic Porter basketball Catherine Thull, UNL Canfield; Creighton Founders; St. Louis University dean’s; Denver provost; Regis Board of Trustees Charlotte Tjaden, Regis Blue & Gold; Coe College Crimson & Gold Legacy, Daniel Coe; Cornell College Founders, theater Joseph Toy, UNL regents; Belmont faculty; North Texas excellence; Westside Foundation Lois Lucas Katherine Trimble, Liberty academic, early deposit, champion, Book Dollars, Pastor Alumni; Westside Kiwanis Club of Omaha Jack C. Jackson; Westside Foundation Spirit of Service Michael Trivilino, Peru State Cooperating Schools, Joy Elmer Morgan Jonathan Vidlak, UNL regents; Iowa Old Gold, National Scholars; Loyola-Chicago Damen; Creighton Founders; Rockbrook United Methodist Church The Wade & Alice Knapp Kellie Wasikowski, UNO chancellor’s; Westside Foundation Emil F. Vohoska Journalism Cora Watanabe, Texas Christian faculty; St. Louis University deans’; UNL Nebraska Legends, Canfield; Baylor president’s gold; Kansas excellence; Tulsa academic; Marquette Ignatius/Magis; High Point presidential; World-Herald outstanding scholar Jordan Wheeler, Truman State non-resident tuition, Combined Ability, cross country/track and field Patrick Wilkening, Marquette Ignatius/Magis Stuart Willett, Wesleyan Founders, achievement; Creighton Founders; Trinity Murchison; Truman State president’s honorary, Combined Ability, non-resident tuition, Track & Field; Augustana presidential Thomas Young, Northwest Missouri State Green & White Advantage Joseph Zanders, Wesleyan achievement Kyle Zyla, Metropolitan Community College Board of Governors

Papillion-La Vista Ashley Schenck Outstanding Scholar Class rank: 1st out of 370 College plans: Naval Academy or Kansas; chemical engineering Parents: John and Theresa Schenck About: Ashley is one of our very best students. In the classroom, she has excelled taking our most demanding courses and even five AP exams last year, a rarity for our students. Teachers remark often about her work ethic and intelligence. Her leadership outside the classroom makes her academics more remarkable. Her role as cheerleader has put her in a position of role model for other students.

Rachel Boyce Key Staffer Journalistic roles: Assistant editor of school news publication, the Scepter College plans: Kansas State; journalism Parents: Kevin and Susan Boyce About: Rachel has been a rock for the journalism department for the last three years. She consistently volunteers for jobs outside her job descriptions and never expected any praise or reward for getting them done. We would not be where we are today without Rachel’s stellar work. Scholarships offered at Papillion-La Vista: Kathleen Adler, UNK chancellor’s Jalen Allison, North Dakota State football Robert Anderson, UNL Nebraska Achievement; UNO regents; Oregon summit Kendra Ashburn, South Dakota Coyote commitment achievement; Creighton Founders; UNL Canfield; UNO dean’s Nick Baker, Abilene Christian A.B. Barret Dillon Beles, UNK Cooperating School; South Dakota Coyote commitment; Northwest Missouri State Bearcat, Tower Rachel Boyce, Kansas excellence; Iowa State competitive excellence; Kansas State Jaconette L. Tietze Memorial, honors Brittany Boyd, Northwest Missouri State Green and White Advantage, merit Matthew Bracciano, Lewis University Bishop Bernard Sheil, tuition exchange Emily Brogna, College of St. Mary academic achievement Reese Burton, Doane presidential; UNO regents; Wesleyan achievement, Vaughan, founders; Creighton presidential, founders; New York Chapter of American Logistics Association Military Commanders; Offutt Enlisted Spouses Club Education Blake Butterfield, Papillion-La Vista School District comprehensive; Monarch Band Boosters, Papillion Chapter Order of the Eastern Star Jordan Cahill, Papillion-La Vista School District comprehensive; La Vista Football & Cheerleading-Randy Cahill, Papillion-La Vista student council; Colorado State presidential; Papillion-La Vista Foundation in memory of Jolene Bethel; Suffolk deans; Loyola-Chicago Damen Jeffrey Cavanaugh, UNO deans; Truman State Combined Ability, non-resident tuition; Seton Hall university Tiffany Cedano, Nova Southeastern dean’s; Creighton founders Juliet Clark, South Dakota Coyote commitment Kenzo Cotton, Arkansas track & field/cross country Ryan Crosby, UNO chancellor’s Sean Crowell, Creighton academic Alec Ditoro, William Jewell faculty; Drake presidential Jacob Doeden, Doane Van Hoy Samuel Dominello, Iowa State deans, competitive excellence; Minnesota-Twin Cities Gold National; Creighton Magis; UNL Regents; Papillion-La Vista School District comprehensive; Monarch Band Boosters Kayla Dunbar, Northwest Missouri State Bearcat, Towers Paige Eckloff, Virginia Commonwealth renewable Megan Eisenberger, UNL Canfield; UNK chancellor’s; UNO chancellors; Hastings College Crimson; Nebraska Wesleyan president’s; Luther College founders; Augustana deans; Papillion-La Vista School District comprehensive; Papillion Masonic Lodge #39 Karina Estrada, Concordia achievement Hayleigh Evans, Creighton softball Ember Filter, Northwest Missouri State Bearcat, Tower; Hastings College Ringland; Papillion-La Vista School District comprehensive; Parkview Heights PTO, Monarch Band Booster; Ralston Volunteer Fire Department L.V. “Pete” Petersen Memorial; Saint Paul’s Methodist Church Saint Paul’s Tyler Fisher, La Vista Football & Cheerleading-Randy Cahill Logan Fitzgibbons, UNO regents, PKI Walter Scott Jr.; UNL Regents Cecilia Flott, UNL regents; UNO regents; South Dakota State Jackrabbit, dean’s excellence, housing, Yellow & Blue Colleen Foral, UNK deans Austin Fordyce, Papillion-La Vista School District comprehensive; La Vista Youth Baseball Association BJ Frankman, UNO regents; South Dakota Coyote commitment; Wesleyan governors Nicholas Freer, Papillion-La Vista School District comprehensive; Papillion American Legion Auxiliary-Harry Bossard Unit 32 Avery Frost, TeamMates Ryan Fucinaro, UNO chancellor’s Alexia Garcia, UNL Canfield; UNO deans; Oregon Summit; Papillion-La Vista School District comprehensive; Monarch Band Booster Andrew Garrison, Washburn academic; Midland scholar performer, presidential

James Getrost, UNO regents Miranda Gibilisco, TeamMates Jennifer Grisso, Papillion-La Vista School District comprehensive; Tara Heights PTO; Papillion-La Vista Foundation in memory of Shirley Minton; UNO deans Taylor Harmening, Wayne State Cooperating Teacher Matthew Harrison, Ashland director’s; Wesleyan Black & Gold, achievement; Creighton Father Joseph Fabaj Samuel Harry, Papillion-La Vista School District comprehensive; La Vista Junior High PTO James Hartigan, Rockhurst deans, community; Wesleyan presidents; UNO deans; Creighton Founders; Saint Louis deans; Marquette Ignatius/Magis; South Dakota Coyote commitment; Baylor academic Allison Harwood, UNO chancellors; Colorado Boulder presidential, Solich; UNK chancellors; Kansas excellence; Colorado State provost Morgan Herbener, UNL Canfield; Kent State presidents, university, trustee; Marymount presidential Katherine Hicks, Rockhurst deans, chancellors; Missouri Mark Twain; Drake presidential; Northwest Missouri State Bearcat, distinguished; Truman State combined ability, non-resident tuition Emma Himes, Rockhurst Dowling, chancellors; UNK regents; Kansas excellence; Tulane academic; UNL regents; Loyola-Chicago presidential; UNO regents; Minnesota-Twin Cities Gold National; Papillion-La Vista School District comprehensive; PLHS student council; American University presidential Zachary Jaccaud, Morningside founder; Wesleyan Black and Gold Sarah Jankovich, Kansas State honors; Kansas Midwest Student Exchange; Creighton Magis; UNO deans; UNL Canfield; Colorado State provost Michael Johnson, Doane presidential; UNO chancellor’s Jared Jones, Metropolitan Community College Board of Governors Allison Kalal, Hastings Ringland; Doane community; Wesleyan Archway; Papillion-La Vista School District comprehensive; Papillion-La Vista Schools Principals & Supervisors Organization; La Vista Lancer soccer; Hastings basketball; Wesleyan achievement Rachel Kendall, Hastings Crimson; Wesleyan achievement, Black & Gold; Excel Physical Therapy; Papillion-La Vista School District comprehensive; Bellevue-Offutt Kiwanis Club/ Ross Bond memorial Alexandra Kennick, Creighton Founders Mia Kielian, Papillion-La Vista School District comprehensive; Portal PTO Hayden Kilgore, Wesleyan achievement, Archway Jacob King, UNO regents Karli Kohler, UNL Canfield; Wesleyan presidents, Black & Gold; Doane presidential, trustees; Rockhurst directors; UNO chancellors; College of St. Mary academic; Creighton Founders Tyson Kriley, Concordia deans; Doane Van Hoy Tristan Lampe, UNO deans; UNL Canfield Morgan LaRandeau, UNL Canfield; UNK chancellors; Doane Board of Trustees; UNO deans Derick Leaman, Buena Vista Arch; Hastings baseball, ambassador Nathan Lechtenberg, Central College Central Heritage, foundation; Briar Cliff academic; Papillion-La Vista School District comprehensive; La Vista Youth Baseball Association; Wayne State track & field Nicholas Lechtenberg, Peru State athletic, Campus Citizen; Papillion-La Vista School District comprehensive; La Vista Youth Baseball Association Delaney Lyman, UNO regents, PKI-Walter Scott Jr. ; Colorado School of Mines merit Julia Lynam, UNL David; Creighton Founders; New York Chapter of American Logistics Association Military Commanders; Papillion-La Vista Foundation Kids Club; UNO chancellor’s Kaden Madler, UNK deans; South Dakota Coyote commitment Cole Madson, UNO deans; Papillion-La Vista School District comprehensive; Portal PTO; UNL Nebraska Achievement; Suburban Rotary Club Yoselin Martin, Doane community; Concordia deans Reid Matthias, UNL regents, College of Engineering; UNO regents Zachary McDonald, La Vista Youth Baseball Association Katie McKeever, Papillion-La Vista Foundation in memory of Andrew Scott Zaraya Lauren McNeil, Wesleyan Board of Governors; Creighton Magis; Iowa State competitive excellence; UNO regents; UNL regents Jessica Melcher, Alegent Creighton Health, Midlands Medical Staff Volunteer, Midlands Hospital Auxiliary Volunteer; Nebraska Methodist College Becker presidential; Wesleyan presidents; Papillion-La Vista Foundation PRO Gina Metzler, UNL regents, softball, David Cameron Mezzell, UNO regents Shaina Miller, G. Stanley Hall PTO Libby Moberg, UNL regents; Tara Heights PTO; UNO regents Danielle Moore, UNK chancellor’s Macy Morrison, Dennis Schomburg Jr. endowed; Doris Schomburg endowed Devin Mueller, Northern Michigan National Honors; Central Michigan president’s, academic Katherine Mundorf, Iowa State academic Celine Myer, Wesleyan achievement, theater, Black & Gold Emma Neil, William Jewell College trustees; UNK regents, tennis; Rockhurst deans; Augustana presidential; UNO deans Hiep Ngo, Doane Van Hoy; Peru State Campus Citizen Award Nhi-Mia Nguyen, TeamMates Luke Noble, Kansas excellence; Bemidji State university, student success; UNO chancellor’s Taylor Novotny, Northwest Missouri State Green & White Advantage, rerit Haley Nykamp, Hastings deans, Crimson; UNO deans Katelyn Oswald, St. Catherine Venture, presidential; St. Benedict trustees, Saints; UNO Regents; UNL Canfield, honors textbook Jordan Pabian, Colorado State academic recognition Stephanie Perez, Peru State Cooperating Schools; Briar Cliff freshman Joseph Perez, Hastings Pro Rege; Briar Cliff Connection, wrestling, academic; Upper Iowa deans; Morningside ambassador Emily Petry, UNO deans; Doane Board of Trustees; Papillion-La Vista Foundation in memory of Kathy Kollars; Northwest Missouri State distinguished, Bearcat Brenton Pfortmiller, Metropolitan Community College Board of Governors Shelby Pickering, Wesleyan achievement, Archway; Papillion-La Vista Education Association, PLHS student council; Narcissus Chapter Order of the Eastern Star #269 Cory Plugge, Wesleyan Board of Governors; South Dakota Coyote commitment leadership; UNK regents; Kansas excellence; Wesleyan Legacy, achievement Emily Popelka, Doane presidential; UNL Hixson-Lied, Glenn Korff School of Music, regents; Northern Iowa out-of-state scholar; Coe trustee; Augustana presidential; Northwestern College Peale; Truman State presidents, foreign language, combined ability; Northwest Missouri State combined ability; William Jewell College presidential; Wayne College presidential; UNO regents; Missouri State Midwest Student Exchange Award, Board of Governors Mitchell Prante, Central Missouri Red & Black; Omaha Education Association Foundation Taylor Pudenz, Drake presidential; Northern Iowa out-of-state scholar, Augusta Schurrer endowed; Iowa National Scholars; UNL David; Iowa State College of Engineering, academic; Pinnacle Bank; Bank of Nebraska; Omaha Education Association Foundation Theresa Clark Honorary; Papillion-La Vista Education Association Member’s Dependent Trinia Pusch, UNL honors textbook, Canfield; Horatio Alger; UNO chancellors Miranda Rappley, Nebraska Christian College Loving Compassionate, the Institute for Church Leadership; Buena Vista Blue Mason Reeves, UNO chancellors Nolan Retzlaff, Midland presidential; UNK deans; Chadron State academic, Gold Presidential; Metropolitan Community College Board of Governors Simon Saqueton, UNO deans Ashley Schenck, Kansas State Engineering Initiative, honors program; Iowa State competitive excellence; UNO regents; UNL regents; Kansas deans, CPE, excellence; Iowa State College of Engineering; World-Herald outstanding scholar; United States Naval Academy appointment Stephanie Schiffert, South Florida honors college, presidential; Michigan State presidential study abroad, Michigan State distinguished, Professorial Assistantship; Arizona State presidents; Alegent Creighton Health Midlands Hospital Auxiliary-Volunteer; National Merit

finalist Alissa Schovanec, Central Missouri Choose Red, volleyball, Red & Black; Parkview Heights PTO Kylie Schwarting, UNO softball Kyle Seefus, PLHS SCOOP Savannah Segars, Benedictine academic Lauren Sekera, Northwest Missouri State Bearcat, Cultural Enrichment, Tower; Wesleyan Black & Gold; Hastings Ringland; Doane Van Hoy Brent Sessler, Doane Van Hoy; Metropolitan Community College Board of Governors Krista Shapiro, Arizona State deans Jessyka Simms, TeamMates Pranit Singh, Creighton diversity, Founders; Dells Scholars Matthew Smutzer, UNO regents Katelyn Sorensen, Susan Walker Hickory Hill; Papillion-La Vista Foundation in memory of Michael Logan Steven Southall, UNO PKI-Walter Scott Jr., regents Jordan Sparks, Kansas State Engineering Initiative, honors; UNO regents; La Vista Youth Baseball Association Claire Steiner, Papillion Area Lions, Monarch Band Boosters; UNO deans Makayla Stolzenburg, College of St. Mary achievement; Northwest Missouri State Green & White Advantage, merit Todd Sutter, UNO regents Zach Swoboda, UNO deans Elle Thompson, PLHS SCOOP; Columbia College Chicago trustee; Wesleyan presidents; Papillion-La Vista Foundation class of 1980’s endowed Derek Thurman, Tampa Minaret; William Jewell feans; Truman State vombined sblility, Midwest Student Exchange; Creighton university; Kings College presidential; Papillion-La Vista Foundation PRO; University of Denver Centennial Cameron Trofholz, Iowa State College of Engineering, competitive excellence Destiny Utterback, Metropolitan Community College Board of Governors Caitlin Vacanti, Rockhurst chancellors; St. Louis University deans; UNL regents; Creighton Magis; UNO regents Sean Van Briesen, Morningside College football/achievement, ambassador; Papillion-La Vista Foundation in memory of Lt. Mark Noziska Distinguished Service Elijah Vande Griend, Pacific Lutheran deans; Western Washington achievement Madeline Venable, Metropolitan Community College Board of Governors Benjamin Wachholtz, UNK regents; Iowa State deans, Award of Excellence; Drake presidential; Creighton Magis; UNO regents; Kansas excellence Rachel Walter, UNO deans; Truman State combined ability, presidents honorary, non-resident tuition; Wesleyan presidents Robyn Wells, Oregon State provost; New Mexico Tech competitive; Monarch Band Boosters; Western Washington non-resident president’s, Western award of excellence; Colorado School of Mines merit; Colorado Boulder presidential; Briar Cliff academic; Minnesota National Excellence Taylor White, Iowa State competive excellence; UNL David; UNO regents Jesse Willett, UNK regents; UNL regents; UNO regents Madelyn Willett, UNL regents, College of Education & Human Sciences; UNO regents Brittany Wilson, Papillion-La Vista Foundation in memory of Harlan Cook; UNO Chancellor’s; Doane presidential Andrew Zymball, UNL Canfield, men’s gymnastic; La Vista West PTO

Papillion-La Vista South Kara Harvey Outstanding Scholar Class rank: 2nd out of 387 College plans: Creighton; nursing Parents: Rebecca Harvey and Mat-

thew Harvey About: Kara works harder than any student most teachers have had in class. She is detail-oriented and creative, consistently going above and beyond in everything she does. Always looking to improve, Kara takes criticism willingly and accepts recommendations graciously to get better and be a better person and citizen. She maintains poise and cheerfulness while upholding the highest principles of morality and ethics.

Lydia Pace Key Staffer Journalistic roles: News magazine co-editor and yearbook writer, designer and photographer College plans: UNL; journalism Parents: Hanna Araya About: Amid the chaos and anxiety of deadlines, Lydia is the calm center. She never sweats the small stuff, but she also isn’t afraid to tackle the big things. Whether it’s a tough interview, a complicated layout or a less-than-obvious photo assignment, Lydia’s mantra remains constant: “I can do that.” Scholarships offered at Papillion-La Vista South: Mariah Adams, Kansas State honors; Midland Anderson Leader-Performer; Pratt Institute presidential Chance Adolf, Arizona State achievement; Doane wrestling, Van Hoy; Midland athletic; Minnesota State achievement Nathan Agner, Texas A&M Sul Ross/Corps, waiver of non-resident tuition Bethany Allen, Papillion-La Vista Schools Foundation Scholarship Vocational-Technical Zachary Anderson, Omaha Education Association Foundation Dorothy Seward Memorial Jameela Bennett, Alegent Creighton Health Midlands Hospital Auxiliary Volunteer; Daughters of the American Revolution Honoree; Interdenominational Ministerial Alliance Family First’s Culinary Preparatory, IMA Martin Luther King Jr.; Metropolitan Community College Culinary, First-Time Freshman Incentive Grant; Sullivan University Nebraska ProStart: Management Jeran Bentz, Metropolitan Community College culinary; Sullivan University Nebraska ProStart: Management Ashley Bishop, Carriage Hill PTO Taylor Bland, Northwest Missouri State Bearcat, Tower Sora Block, Dordt Hester Hollar Literary Studies, Huisman minority student, presidential; Northwestern College collegiate Ashley Blunk, American Society of Military Comptrollers Greater Omaha Chapter; Better Business Bureau 2014 Scott Mecham BBB Student of Integrity; Dwight D. Eisenhower Award for Outstanding Leader of Character; Papillion-La Vista Schools Foundation Arthur C. and Marie D. Grube Family Endowed; Papillion-La Vista South Student Council; Youth Service America ABC Summer of Service; Concordia University cheerleading, regents; Creighton Father Joseph Labaj, Magis; Doane cheer, Board of Trustees, excellence award for cheer; Midland presidential; UNK chancellors, College of Business and Technology: Supply Chain Management; UNL Canfield, Nebraska Legends; UNO deans; Wesleyan presidents John Bowley, Papillion American Legion Auxiliary Harry Bossard Unit #32 Jessica Bradley, Peru State Campus Citizen Jeanne Bramhall, Titan Defenders; Buena Vista Heritage Jessica Buckley, Papillion-La Vista South Titan Band Boosters; Prudential Spirit of Community Awards honoree; Doane Board of Trustees; Midland presidential; Northwest Missouri State Bearcat, Tower Allison Buehring, Midland soccer Michael Buell, Concordia baseball, dean’s;

Midland academic/baseball; Wesleyan Archway, achievement, grant Hannah Burch, Metropolitan Community College Board of Governors Jacob Burrus, Midland baseball Hannah Bythrow, Metropolitan Community College culinary; UNO chancellor’s; Sullivan University Nebraska ProStart: Management Nicolas Caberos, Papillion-La Vista South Student Council; Doane presidential, vocal music, vocal music excellence; Iowa State George Washington Carver; UNL Canfield, regents Hailey Carignan, Papillion-La Vista Schools Foundation in honor of former Superintendent Roger Miller; UNO deans Brady Caverzagie, Alegent Creighton Health; Papillion-La Vista South T-Club; Rumsey Station PTO; UNL regents; Wesleyan Founders Zachary Champion, UNO chancellor’s Eryk Conley, UNO regents Shelby Connett, Golden Hills PTO; Hastings Crimson; Kansas State honors; Midland presidential; Wayne State Neihardt Scholar plus stipend Jocelyn Cotham, East Texas Baptist Christian Leadership Rachel Cournoyer, Offutt Officers’ Spouses’ Club; Assumption presidential; Creighton Magis; UNL honors textbook, regents; Worcester Polytechnic Institute Presidential Tyana Dahlberg, Missouri State dean’s, outof-state fee waiver; Northwest Missouri State Bearcat, Tower; Wesleyan Black and Gold Rachel Dashiell, UNK Cooperating School, deans; Wayne State soccer Jessica Daugherty, Metropolitan Community College First-Time Freshman Incentive; Northwest Missouri State merit, Green and White Advantage Erika De La Castro, Papillion-La Vista Schools Principals and Supervisors; Titan Defenders; Minnesota-Twin Cities College of Education and Human Development, Gold National; UNL College of Education and Human Sciences, honors textbook, regents; UNO regents; South Dakota Bush Foundation Teacher, Coyote Commitment Andrea Deering, Clarkson College President’s Bronze; Nebraska Methodist College Achievement, Gateway Grant, Horizon Hannah Delzell, Papillion Area Lions Club Paige Dennis, Northwest Missouri State Bearcat, Tower Elena Dernovish, Creighton Founders; Doane presidential; UNO chancellor’s; Virginia Commonwealth deans Alexander Diaz, UNO regents Matthew Dickson, Metropolitan Community College culinary; Sullivan University Nebraska ProStart: Management Alexandra Dietz, Northwest Missouri State merit, Green and White Advantage Dylan Donahue, Midland football, campus visit Rachel Dostal, Creighton award; Northwest Missouri State merit, Green and White Advantage Jonathan Dunham, UNO deans Emily Durka, Washington State Cougar academic, out-of-state destination Katie Dyball, South Dakota Coyote Commitment Distinction Greta Ehrhorn, Papillion-La Vista Schools Foundation in memory of Jolene Bethel; Colorado School of Mines merit; Hastings Crimson, president; UNK chancellors; UNL Canfield; UNO chancellor’s Richard Elmore, Texas A&M Corps of Cadets; U.S. Army ROTC, Navy ROTC, Military Academy Appointment, Naval Academy Appointment Ryan Elmore, Kansas distinction; Texas A&M Army ROTC, Navy ROTC, Foundation Excellence Award, Sul Ross/Corps, waiver of non-resident tuition Alexis England, Papillion Area Lions Club; Chadron State tuition waiver; Colorado School of Mines merit; Creighton Father Joseph Labaj, Magis; Iowa State competitive excellence, College of Engineering, mechanical engineering; Kansas State Engineering Initiative, Midwest Student Exchange Program Tuition Waiver; UNK honors program, housing waiver, regents; UNL honors textbook, regents; UNO regents; South Dakota School of Mines and Technology School of Mines scholar, Tech Challenge scholar MyKala Erdkamp, Metropolitan Community College Board of Governors Austina Falcone, Papillion-La Vista Education Association; Papillion-La Vista Schools Foundation in memory of Dr. Leon Dappen Scholarship; Northwest Missouri State Bearcat, Tower Abigail Feden, Willa Cather Foundation Norma Ross Walter; Wesleyan University achievement, award (match Huge Foundation), Board of Governors, Honors Academy, Huge Foundation, Legacy Daniel Filbey, UNO deans David Forsyth, UNO regents Tanner Friedenbach, Anderson Grove PTO; Papillion-La Vista Schools Foundation Papillion Recreation Organization; Creighton Magis; Illinois Institute of Technology Henry T. Heald; Minnesota-Twin Cities National; UNL Canfield; UNO chancellor’s Mallory Gandy, Alegent Creighton Health Midlands Hospital Medical Staff academic; Creighton Magis; Mississippi excellence, excellence non-resident, Holmes; Missouri Mark Twain; UNL David, honors textbook, regents Lindsey Gess, Northwest Missouri State Merit, Green and White Advantage Richard Gomez, Arizona excellence; UNL Nebraska Achievement Ian Goodwin, Arizona out-of-state academic; Iowa State competitive excellence; Kansas State honors; UNO regents William Greco, Papillion-La Vista Schools Foundation Falewitch Construction Student Opportunity Amanda Greer, UNO regents Anna Greunke, Truman State Truman Achievement, Combined Ability, non-resident tuition, president’s honorary Connor Griep, UNL Canfield, Pepsi Scholar; UNO chancellor’s Katelyn Griger, Papillion-La Vista Schools Foundation Papillion Recreation Organization; Runza Student of the Week; Titan Defenders; Trumble Park PTO Jonathan Guill, Colorado School of Mines CSM Merit; Iowa State competitive excellence; UNO regents Seth Hackleman, Colorado State Academic Recognition; Northwest Missouri State Bearcat, president’s; Peru State Board of Trustees’ Emmalie Harris, Papillion-La Vista Schools Foundation in memory of Barney Shives; Drake presidential; Missouri Mark Twain; UNL Canfield; Wesleyan achievement, presidents Grace Hartranft, Metropolitan Community College Nebraska ProStart: Management Kara Harvey, Papillion Area Lions Club; Papillion-La Vista Schools Foundation in memory of Wally and Rosemary Ridenour; World-Herald outstanding scholar; Benedictine College academic; Creighton diversity, Magis; UNK regents; UNL regents; UNO regents; College of St. Mary achievement Sarah Hawkinson, Metropolitan Community College Board of Governors Brett Homme, Kansas State College of Agriculture, Midwest Student Exchange Grant Horton, Pinnacle Bank; Doane College Van Hoy Joshua Jackson, UNO regents, Walter Scott, Jr. Brooke Janssen, Northwest Missouri State merit, Green and White Advantage Bailee Jensen, Rumsey Station PTO; UNK regents; Northwest Missouri State Bearcat, president’s William Jones, Papillion-La Vista South T-Club; Doane cross country, excellence-cross country, presidential; UNK track and field, merit scholar Kyle Junker, Papillion Junior High PTN; Central Community College NMC Sponsorship Adam Keup, Northwest Missouri State Bearcat, president’s Alison Kleffner, Charles and Alberta Walther Award; Butler presidential; Rockhurst Dowling, regents; Northwest Missouri State Bearcat, president’s; Wayne State presidential Andrew Klein, Doane athletic, football excellent, track and field excellence, sibling grant, Van Hoy Emilie Knauss, Nebraska Christian College Thinking Biblically: President’s; UNO chancellor’s Bailey Kustka, UNO deans Abigail Kutscher, UNL Canfield Jack Lambie, UNO chancellor’s Bobby Larsen, American Legion Oratorical Contest; National Merit Scholarship Program finalist; Papillion-La Vista South Titan Band Boosters; U.S. Senate Youth Program; Creighton Linn, Magis; UNL chancellor’s, honors textbook, speech; UNO regents; Wesleyan achievement, founders; Oklahoma National Merit Scholars Carissa Lauber, Buena Vista Arch; Missouri Western State deans academic Zachary Little, Papillion-La Vista South Thespian Troupe #6581; International

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Continued from Page 25 Thespian Society; Theatre Arts Guild Omaha Theatre Arts Guild; American Academy of Dramatic Arts academy honors; Coastal Carolina provost’s; Ithaca John B. Harcourt; Midland ARTS; Morningside music; Oklahoma Weitzenhoffer School of Music theatre; Otterbein acting program, theatre talent; Pace president’s; Rider provost, travel grant; King’s presidential; Viterbo dean’s, talent; William Woods theater Jennalyn Lower, Minnesota-Twin Cities Gold National; UNL David, honors textbook; UNO chancellor’s Amanda McClanahan, Tennessee soccer Megan McClanahan, Chaminade soccer, National History Day, regents Aaron McCormick, Northwest Missouri State Bearcat, Tower Morgan McCullough, Rotary Club of Omaha West Outstanding Senior; Papillion-La Vista South T-Club Scholarship; Colorado School of Mines merit; Iowa State competitive excellence, College of Engineering; UNL David Hawksworth, honors textbook, regents; UNO College of Engineering, regents Tyler Meradith, Northwest Missouri State Bearcat, Tower Jennifer Miller, Missouri Western State band; Northwest Missouri State Bearcat, Tower; UNK chancellors, Cooperating School; UNO deans Michael Miller, Nebraska Christian College Loving Compassionately Sydney Mitchell, Creighton Founders; Kansas State Denison; Northwest Missouri State Bearcat, Tower Elizabeth Naber, Papillion-La Vista South T-Club; Kansas State Athletic cross country, track and field; Wesleyan Black and Gold; South Dakota cross country, track and field, Coyote Commitment Achievement Paige Nekola, Creighton Founders, Skutt-Mutual of Omaha; Metropolitan Community College Board of Governors Don Nguyen, Creighton Magis; UNL regents Vincent Nguyen, UNO chancellor’s Tyler Nordbrock, Iowa State competitive excellence; UNL Canfield Meghan O’Grady, UNO regents Kallie Ott, Papillion-La Vista South Student Council; Papillion-La Vista South Titan Band Boosters; Concordia Chicago Pillars; Harding trustee; John Brown chancellor’s, trustees; Morningside College trustee; Wesleyan Founders; Waynesburg Founders Nicholas Palensky, UNO regents Biraj Parajuli, Creighton Founders; UNO chancellor’s Savannah Paugstat, Metropolitan Community College First-Time Freshman Incentive Rachel Paulsen, Monika Peters Vocal Music; Papillion Junior High PTN; Papillion-La Vista Schools Foundation in celebration of the Denker Family; UNO deans; South Dakota Bush Foundation Teacher, Coyote Commitment Distinction Abigail Pelletier, Papillion-La Vista South Titan Band Boosters; Titan Defenders; Metropolitan Community College Board of Governors Leah Pfeifer, Papillion-La Vista Schools Foundation Kids Club; Creighton Magis; Drake presidential; Minnesota-Twin Cities Gold National; UNL regents; UNO regents Natalie Plata, UNO deans Nolan Raper, Drake presidential; Iowa State competitive excellence; UNO deans Kasey Reeves, Midland cross country, track and field Zachary Rice, Iowa State competitive excellence, College of Engineering Rachael Robey, Papillion Chapter Order of the Eastern Star; Creighton Founders; UNK chancellors, Cooperating School; UNO deans; Wesleyan presidents; Xavier presidential Brittany Robinson, Titan Defenders; Central Christian College Tuition; Kansas State Heritage Award; MidAmerica Nazarene MNU award Kristin Rodgers, Alegent Creighton Health Midlands Hospital Auxiliary Volunteer; Creighton award; Nebraska Methodist College Achievement, Horizon Shelby Schmiedt, Wesleyan achievement, presidents, Wesleyan grant; Northwestern College volleyball, presidential honor, Red 101, Legacy Gabrielle Sefranek, Titan Defenders; Metropolitan Community College Board of Governors; South Dakota Coyote Commitment Achievement Nikolas Shad, American Legion Nebraska 2014 Eagle Scout of the Year; Bank of Nebraska; Baylor academic; Creighton Heider College of Business, Magis; UNL Canfield; Texas Christian deans

OMAHA WORLD-HERALD Suzy Smith, Missouri State soccer Eliza Snyder, National Merit Scholarship Program finalist; Brigham Young Thomas S. Monson presidential Hunter Sorge, Papillion-La Vista South Student Council; Rockhurst Community, Ignatius of Loyola Award Sarah Spinks, Wesleyan Black and Gold Kelsie Stessman, Kansas City Art Institute KCAI merit; UNL Canfield; Kimmel; UNO chancellor’s; Wesleyan presidents, talent Alyssa Stockman, Alegent Creighton Health; Alegent Creighton Health Midlands Hospital Medical Staff academic; Kansas distinction; UNL Canfield; South Dakota State Jackrabbit Madison Summerfield, Elite Cheer Senior Achievement; Avila Achievement, Cheer, cheer squad performance; Northwest Missouri State Bearcat, Tower Sarah Swanigan, Drake presidential; UNL Canfield; UNO deans Kelsey Tauzin, Oklahoma non-resident merit Marissa Todd, St. Paul’s United Methodist Church; International Thespian Society Thespian; DePaul scholars; Webster academic Alexandra Trefz, Wesleyan Black and Gold Jonathan Turnbull, UNO regents Shayla Vance, Prudential Spirit of Community Awards Honoree; Iowa National Scholars; Missouri Mark Twain; Missouri State Board of Governors, Midwest Student Exchange Program Award; UNO chancellor’s Sydney Vickery, Offutt Enlisted Spouses Club; Brigham Young academic Brady Vigness, Papillion-La Vista South Thespian Troupe #6581;, Wesleyan Archway, theater Devin White, Metropolitan Community College First-Time Freshman Incentive Tara Workman, Chadron State full tuition; Iowa State George Washington Carver; Kansas excellence Lindsey Yank, Papillion Masonic Lodge #39; Papillion-La Vista Schools Foundation in Memory of Jessica Kathryn Dierks; Walnut Creek PTO; Creighton Founders Award; UNK Chancellors; UNL Canfield; UNO chancellor’s, deans Dylan Zinszer, William Jewell College academic, cross country, track and field

Platteview Morgan Kulm Outstanding Scholar Class rank: 2nd out of 75 College plans: UNO; finance Parents: Travis and Luann Kulm About: Morgan has been a solid leader in the classroom, on the field of athletic competition and in the community. He has consistently exhibited a very strong work ethic in all of those arenas. Morgan’s teachers and coaches would tell you that he has willed himself to success with that strong work ethic. As important as his academic and athletic achievements are, it’s just as worthy to note that Morgan is a genuinely nice young man who treats people with respect and consideration Scholarships offered at Platteview: Jessica Addleman, Sarpy County Sheriff’s Office Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #3 Colleen Anderson, Metropolitan Community College governors; Red Cross; Nebraska State College System trustees; UNL Canfield, chancellor’s; UNO Hazel V. Emley Chase Bauer, Metropolitan Community College governors Haley Benedict, Peru State campus citizen, Ken Good Morgan Blodgett, Springfield Platteview Education Association Kristi Bolling, Northwest Missouri State freshman merit, Green & White advantage Mackenzie Bougher, Metropolitan Community College governors; Concordia academic; Metropolitan Community College governors Taylor Briggs, Jerry “Ozzie” Osborn memorial

Jarred Budin, Metropolitan Community College first-time freshman incentive Mikaela Dappen, Southern Sarpy Activities Program Hailee Doering, Metropolitan Community College governors Sydney Feller, Red Cross; UNO deans; Platteview Girls Letter Club; Concordia regents, Lutheran heritage, basketball; Nebraska Wesleyan presidents, recognition; UNL Canfield, bookstore; South Dakota Coyote distinction; Bill Biernbaum track/volleyball; Wade Lanum Greg Finney, Metropolitan Community College governors Adam Granville, Marcotte Insurance Agency; Nebraska Wesleyan Black & Gold, achievement Leah Hagerty, American Legion Post #143 Carl Barr memorial, auxiliary; Buffett Foundation Josh Helwig, Southeast Community College freshman; American Legion Post #143 Carl Barr memorial; Sons of the American Legion Sara Hrabik, Metropolitan Community College governors Michelle Keyes, Red Cross; midwest student exchange; Runza Student of the Week; Kansas State College of Ag; 2012 Sarpy County 4-H Princess; Springfield Elementary PTO Morgan Kulm, World-Herald outstanding scholar Caylee Lorenz, Northwest Missouri State Tower, Bearcat advantage; Greg Alan Adair memorial; Monsanto America’s Farmers Grow Ag Leaders; Platteview Girls Letter Club; Sons of the American Legion Cheyenne Moore, Northwest Missouri State freshman merit, Green & White advantage Kylie Richards, College of St. Mary academic; Springfielder at Heart Mitch Scanlan, UNO regents, chancellor’s; UNL regents, David; Iowa State competitive excellence, College of Engineering; Platteview Boys Letter Club; Springfield Platteview Education Association Rachel Scholting, Red Cross; Springfield Platteview Education Association Abbie Scholting, Sons of the American Legion Susan Sherman, UNK chancellor’s; Hastings honorary theater, Crimson, dean Seth Starks, St. Joseph Catholic Church Knights of Columbus; Southwestern Iowa Community College track Shelby Stepanek, Southeast Community College Educational Foundation; Buffett Foundation Samantha Swanson, St. Joseph Catholic Church Ladies Guild Jacob Walker, UNO regents Alexandra Wichman, Platteview Girls Letter Club; Sons of the American Legion Noah Wright, Creighton founders

Plattsmouth Tanner Robbins Outstanding Scholar Class rank: 2nd out of 118 College plans: UNO or Bellevue University; accounting Parents: Trevor and Jackie Robbin About: Tanner is a very well-rounded student who excels in everything he does. He has taken many difficult classes and maintained a high grade point average. Tanner also has a great attitude in school and is a positive role model for his peers. Scholarships offered at Plattsmouth: Aaron Anderson, UNO chancellor’s Sierra Barrios, Plattsmouth Fraternal Order of Police Dakota Becher, Fred V. Duda memorial; Plattsmouth Education Association; Plattsmouth Lions Club Kayla Dale, UNO regents; Robert T. & Dorothee Walling Wiley memorial Andrew Eggert, Robert T. & Dorothee Walling Wiley memorial; Plattsmouth Education Association; Plattsmouth Lions Club Taylor Fink, Robert T. & Dorothee Walling

Wiley memorial; Plattsmouth Lions Club Aaron Gaytan, Mr. PHS 2013; 2nd runnerup Mr. PHS 2014 Patricia Gehrig, Lyle Stewart memorial Baylor Graham, Iowa Western athletic; Robert T. & Dorothee Walling Wiley memorial Mitch Groenjes, UNO dean’s Kayla Hendrix, 2nd runnerup Miss PHS 2014 Brent Hoschar, Robert T. & Dorothee Walling Wiley memorial Haylee Howell, Robert T. & Dorothee Walling Wiley memorial Kaeli Leget, Hastings merit, voice; AMDA; Masonic Jenna Lepper, UNO chancellor’s Stephanie Meek, Fred V. Duda memorial Marah Null, Fred V. Duda memorial Erin Petry, Robert T. & Dorothee Walling Wiley memorial Tanner Robbins, UNO chancellor’s; World-Herald outstanding scholar; Robert T. & Dorothee Walling Wiley memorial; Bellevue Bruin community Gary Ryan, Peru State music Jordyn Schwenk, Robert T. & Dorothee Walling Wiley memorial Nolan Siemonsma, Wesleyan presidents; Robert T. & Dorothee Walling Wiley memorial Bethany Simoens, Miss PHS 2014; UNO chancellor’s; Hastings dean, Crimson, basketball Calvin Sprague, Robert T. & Dorothee Walling Wiley memorial Ethan Sprague, Robert T. & Dorothee Walling Wiley memorial; Bellevue Bruin community Tyler Thumann, PHS Class of 1954 Kevin Voogd, Schmidt Transportation Ian Willingham, UNL natural resources

Ralston Kurtis Cronican Outstanding Scholar Class rank: 1st out of 241 College plans: UNL; biochemistry/philosophy Parents: Jim and

Gina Cronican About: Kurt’s work ethic, commitment and talent in academics make him a solid choice for this honor. He participates as a leader in every group for which he’s a member. Kurt is invariably smiling and positive, no matter what the situation is. He is a true asset to Ralston High School.

Olivia CharlesworthDeRusse Key Staffer Journalistic roles: Yearbook editor College plans: UNL; broadcasting Parents: Danae and Mike

Charlesworth About: When the yearbook adviser was on maternity leave, Olivia met the challenge head on. She was a true leader among her peers, keeping the staff organized and meeting the deadlines with quality work. Olivia’s ideas and diplomacy greatly contributed to the success of the 2014 yearbook. Scholarships offered at Ralston: Jennifer Abrego Sanchez, College of St. Mary Benjamin Allen, Midland athletic, academic; Sioux Falls athletic, achievement; Ralston Booster Club; Iowa Wesleyan academic; Rockhurst Community; Northwest Missouri State Bearcat, Tower, alumni; Iona College heritage; Creighton academic Benjamin Allgire, Ralston Community Theatre

Jennifer Andersen, Ralston Alumni Association; Anthony J. Fucinaro memorial Jordyn Arehart, UNL; Ralston Soccer Club Benjamin Baker, Army Montgomery GI Bill Virginia Barragan-Lopez, Ralston Community Schools Foundation; Marlin Nelson memorial; Seymour PTO; Susan T. Buffett Foundation Joshua Belling, Briar Cliff athletic, academic Barbara Billingsley, Highland Community College athletic Rebecca Blair, Creighton academic, university Jonathan Bloyd, First State Bank Zachary Bockmann, UNO deans Kashya Burrell, Hastings academic; Nebraska Wesleyan Archway, achievement, academic; Ralston High School basketball alumni Rachel Buswell, UNO deans; Ralston Soccer Club Jennifer Calderon, Susan T. Buffett Foundation Mackenzie Callen, Susan T. Buffett Foundation Robert Cisar, Sioux Falls achievement; Ralston Booster Club Sydney Corcoran, Augustana College deans, academic; Wichita State founders, midwest student exchange; Concordia deans; Great Western Bank Kurtis Cronican, UNO regents; Arizona State presidential; Ralston Chamber of Commerce; World-Herald outstanding scholar; Acacia Fraternity; UNL regents, honors; Centris; Doug Plack memorial Ayele Dalmeida, Metropolitan Community College freshman incentive Olivia DeRusse-Charlesworth, UNO regents; Ralston Chamber of Commerce; UNL Davis Chambers, leadership; Creighton Magis; Omaha Rotary Club Outstanding Senior; Morgen Wees memorial; Susan T. Buffett Foundation Alex DeSantiago-Mathews, Midland athletic; Ralston Area Baseball Association Mark Dethlefs, UNO deans; Ralston Community Schools Foundation; UNL Canfield, Legends Livia Dwornicki, UNO deans; UNK regents; College of St. Mary academic; Colorado-Colorado Springs academic; Ralston Booster Club; Briar Cliff academic; UNL Canfield, Legends; Ralston Soccer Club; Ralston Fraternal Order of Police Zachary Flott, South Dakota athletic; South Dakota State athletic; Northwest Missouri State athletic, Bearcat Lizabeth Fraga, Susan T. Buffett Foundation Max Gavin, Sioux Falls academic; Wayne State academic Emily Gigax, Bellevue athletic; Ralston High School Basketball Alumni Jacob Gigax, Hastings athletic, academic Rachel Hauxwell, UNO deans Jacob Holler, Iowa State recognition, academic Monica Islas, College of St. Mary academic Matthew Kachek, Ralston Chamber of Commerce; UNL National Merit, chancellor’s, scholar, honors textbook, Raikes Foundation; Arizona National; Arizona State; Oklahoma National Merit; Texas-Dallas excellence; Briar Cliff academic Rachel Kline, Nebraska Methodist College of Nursing horizon, achievement Abigail Korinek, UNL Kinman Oldfield; UNK chancellor’s Michaela Kozeny, UNO chancellor’s Joshua Krzemien, Doane academic; Jett Lanoha memorial; Wesleyan Archway, achievement; Ralston Community Schools Foundation; EducationQuest Madison Lange, Creighton academic; UNK chancellor’s; Midland academic; Concordia academic Joslyn Linhart, Kings College presidential; Central Christian College Maggie Lo, Webster presidential, midwest student exchange; Maryville Duchesne; Iowa National; Michael McCracken memorial; Coe College merit; UNL Canfield Melody Martin, Ralston Education Association Sarah McGill, Kansas midwest student exchange; Kansas State honor student; Ralston Chamber of Commerce; Ralston Curtain Raisers; Ralston Lions Club Colleen McGrath, UNK chancellor’s; UNO chancellor’s; UNL achievement; Ralston Chamber of Commerce; Believers & Achievers; Ralston Booster Club; Ralston Community Schools Foundation; Creighton founders Lizbeth Mijares, College of St. Mary Latino, academic, athletic Tristen Mikkelsen, Midland athletic Daniel Moore, Creighton founders, academic; Briar Cliff achievement; UNL Canfield Katie Moore, Midland presidential, academic; Mid America Nazarene academic; Centris

Federal Union Jonathan Perez, Creighton deans; Doane deans; Denver deans; Heartland Latino; Ralston Community Schools Foundation; UNO deans Kyle Pirtle, Northwest Missouri State Bearcat, Tower Brandon Plath, Nebraska Wesleyan achievement; Sioux Falls achievement; Hastings Pro Rege; Briar Cliff academic Hannah Portrey, Concordia deans Madison Prismantas, Creighton founders, academic; Northwest Missouri State Tower, Bearcat Nickolas Revia, Midland athletic, academic; Ralston Soccer Club Marvin Rivera, Metropolitan Community College governors Brenen Roebuck, Southwestern Community College athletic Nicolas Rozo, UNL chancellor’s, honors; Patricia Cortese memorial Cecilia Sanchez, Susan T. Buffett Foundation Trevor Sand, UNL David; Blumfield Elementary PTO; William White memorial Adam Santee, UNL Canfield, Legends; Oregon Apex; Metropolitan Community College Matthew Santee, Metropolitan Community College Michaela Schmaderer, Metropolitan Community College governors Hope Schreiner, UNL Canfield; Rockhurst directors; Runza Student of the Week; Megan O’Reilly memorial; Meadows Education Organization; Ralston Band Parents; Ralston Optimists Amber Scott, Kansas academic; Marlene Hansen; UNK chancellor’s; Hal E. Kronberg memorial; Josh Brockington/Dan Sasich memorial; Edward A. Andersen memorial; Ralston Optimists; Susan T. Buffett Foundation Lexxus Sears, Susan T. Buffett Foundation Kaeli Sedlak-O’Connor, Side-out Foundation; Ralston Booster Club; Ralston Lions Club; Iowa State academic, university; Creighton academic Steven Shanahan, Iowa freshman tuition, National Allison Stewart, Rockhurst achievement; Maryville Council of Independent Colleges, band; Nebraska Wesleyan Black & Gold, achievement, ensemble performance, academic; Lynn academic Megan Stilmock, Northwest Missouri State freshman merit, Green & White advantage Jeffrey Thompson, Northwestern College athletic, achievement, trustee Ashley Van Zant, Doane academic Calvin Vong, Jessica & Jeremy Ketelsen memorial; Susan T. Buffett Foundation Isaac Wallace, South Dakota State athletic; Northwest Missouri State athletic Dillon Walsh, UNO chancellor’s John White, Augustana trustees, Eugenie Metalf; Rockhurst Dowling, regents, Ignatius of Loyola; Benedictine Sister Mary Noel; Hollis & Helen Baright Public Library Foundation Alexander Wickert, UNK athletic; Missouri Western State athletic; Northwest Missouri State Tower, Bearcat, athletic Elizabeth Zelfel, Metropolitan Community College governors


Omaha World-Herald Scholars 2014  

Meet our 21st All State Academic Team, plus members of the academic regional teams and scholarship winners at metro-area schools.

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