Youth digest — April 2

Six receive VFW scholarships

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DUNCAN – VFW Duncan Post 10724 has announced students earning scholarships for the 2013-2014 academic year.

Each applicant must be a high school senior, be a relative of a veteran or associate member, and be accepted for admission to a two or four-year college in Nebraska.

The 2014 Recipients receiving a $200 scholarship include the following:

Cade Behlen of Columbus is a student at Lakeview High School and plans to attend Southeast Community College-Milford and continue to pursue a major in electro-mechanical technology. He is the son of Matt and Jodi Behlen.

Steven A. Drozd, a student at Columbus High School, plans to attend the University of Nebraska-Kearney. He will continue his education to pursue a degree in business administration. He is the son of Eugene and Elaine Drozd.

Carley Foltz, a student at Scotus Central Catholic High School in Columbus, will be attending the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Her planned major area of study is pediatric nursing. She is the daughter of Allen and Jan Foltz.

Hannah Maurer, a student at Lakeview High School, plans to study nursing, and will be attending Bryan College of Health Sciences-Lincoln. She is the daughter of Todd and Shari Maurer.

Annie Sawatzky, student at Twin River Public School, plans to attend Central Community College-Columbus for general education courses to prepare for early childhood education. She is the daughter of Peter and Maria Sawatzky.

Nicolas Schindel, a student at Shelby-Rising City High School, will be attending Southeast Community College-Milford to attend the building construction program. He is the son of Doug and Michelle Schindel.

3 get residency assignments

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OMAHA — A total of 122 senior medical students at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha received their residency assignments during a Match Day ceremony held on campus.

A residency is a training program for newly graduated medical students in the medical area of their choice. Residencies range in length from three to six years.

The following UNMC students, slated to graduate May 10, are from local communities: Leigh — Lucas Seiler, orthopaedics, UC San Francisco-Fresno-CA, Fresno CA; Monroe — Alex Laudenklos, obstetrics and gynecology, Creighton University Affiliated Hospitals, Omaha; Schuyler – John Guynan, surgery preliminary, St. Joseph’s Hospital Medical Center, Phoenix AZ — diagnostic radiology, St. Louis University SOM, St. Louis MO.

Cross Co. honor roll announced

STROMSBURG — Cross County Middle and High School has announced students on the honor roll for the third quarter of the 2013-14 academic year.

All A Honor Roll

Seniors – Caleb Compton, Kayla Winkelman, Jenny Wright; Juniors – Kelsey Anderson, Katherine Baker, Travis Eller, Andrew Peterson, Kelley Schachenmeyer; Sophomores – Bethany Deprez, Lane Gottula, Brady Langemeier, Hannah Miller, Clay Yungdahl; Freshmen – Zane Dravitzki, Zoe Dravitzki, Brynley Klein, Brooklyn Mickey, Hunter Miller, Jennifer Pallas, Matthew Relihan, Heidi Roesener, Taylor Stratman, April Walkup; Eighth grade – Madison Baker, Daniel Bresnahan, Trevor Clark, Alexis Eller, Lane Kelley, Emily Noyd, Samantha Theis; Seventh grade – Grant Hollinger, Brittani Platt; Sixth grade – Landen Berck, Lydia Dose, Faith Fellows, Randy Rafert.

Honor Roll

Seniors – Michaela Church, Chase Hackenkamp, Rachelle Hennessy, Zachary Holtzen, Renee Horky, Michelle Klein, Brooke Kleinschmit, Morgan Mickey, Dylan Myers, Taylor Nienhueser, Megan Pallas, Michaela Rystrom; Juniors – Ethan Berck, Anastasia Bowerman, Sarah Branting, Austin Griffith, Naomi Kerwood, Kylie Lamoree, McKenna Powell, Erin Troutman, Jeff Wright; Sophomores – Hailey Clark, Alexa Dawson, Savannah Donnelly, Trenton Gabriel, Aaron Giannou, Kayla Hackenkamp, Emma Johnson, Mary Claire Johnson, Ryan Johnson, Brianna Kleinschmit, Courtney Myers, Caleb Riley, Taylor Rystrom, MaKenna Sempek; Freshmen – Christian Berck, Kaitlyn Bresnahan, Tysen Corwin, Tristan Dravitzki, Alex Dubas, Hayden Fowler, Hailey Harold, Jessi Harrington-Newton, Keegan Lane, Krysta Miller, Treva Nielson, Treyton Nienhueser, Bailey Pinkelman, Tucker Platt, Aaron Tidyman; Eighth grade – McKenna Anderson, Jenna Arkel, Kalin Gabriel, Nathan Hennessy, Allyn Miller, Kaylen Miller, Taylor Ostrom, Hannah Pfeifly, Preston Plock, Reggie Rafert; Seventh grade – Cameron Bethune, Samuel Bowman, Caitriona Deprez, Kjell Marsden, Ethan Peterson, Alex Pinkelman, Regan Sikes, Morgan Stratman, Benjamin Tidyman; Sixth grade – Amanda Giannou, Thomas Harrington-Newton, Kenna Holtzen, Stella Jones, Vanessa Jurado, Katharine Kopetzky, Cael Lundstrom.

10 graduates receive GEDs

COLUMBUS — Ten individuals received their high school diploma at a general education development (GED) graduation ceremony March 16 at Central Community College-Columbus.

The graduates were: Columbus – Mayra Aguirre, Elizabeth Castillo, Dayna Kmoch, Marcella Quintana and Jacob Schwank; Genoa – Cori Kaspar; Osceola – Solmari Ortiz; Schuyler – Tonya Densmore, Terry Lesiak and Randy Muhsman.

The graduates completed their GED requirements in 2013-14 through the Central Community College Adult Education Program, which also is supported by the Platte Valley Literacy Association.

Phi Theta Kappa inducts students

COLUMBUS — Thirty-eight students have been inducted into the Chi Sigma Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society at Central Community College-Columbus.

New members include: Albion – Denise Odgaard and Megan Seamann; Columbus – Maria Bohannon-Mickey, Marcus Brant, Cera Cech, Wendy Gomez, Rebecca Hall, Taylor Johnson, Dylan Kuta, Ashley Mazankowski, David Meister, Jeanne Micek, Claudia Palafox, Rachel Pensick, Brandon Perkins, Richard Sutton and Judith Zeller; Monroe – Maeghan Jenkinson; Schuyler – Janet Grado, Teresa Lira and Kayla Neumann; Stromsburg – Nichole Hathaway.

Phi Theta Kappa is an international honor society for two-year colleges. To obtain membership, students must have earned 12 hours of college credit and a 3.5 grade point average.

Sempek part of speech champs

NORFOLK — Freshman Drew Sempek of Stromsburg was part of the Northeast Community College speech team that closed out the 2013-14 season with a first place finish at a national tournament.

The Hawks captured the Division II First Place Team Sweepstakes trophy at the Junior Varsity National Tournament in Hutchinson, Kan.

PTK induction ceremony held

NORFOLK — The induction ceremony of the Phi Theta Kappa (PTK), Tau Chi chapter was held recently in the Lifelong Learning Center at Northeast Community College-Norfolk.

New members include (spring 2014 semester: Columbus – Sarah Baney, McKayla Sander, Nathan Thege; Humphrey – Nathan Classen; Leigh – Alex Settje; Lindsay – Laura Wiese, Jennifer Moravec; Newman Grove – Jason Kaufman; (fall 2013 semester): Albion – Lorissa Mauch; Genoa – Abigail Nelson.

To be eligible for PTK, students must have earned at least 12 credit hours and achieved a minimum grade point average of 3.5 or above out of a 4.0 system.

Sobota in top 2% at Iowa St.

AMES, Iowa — Thomas R. Sobota of Schuyler, has achieved academic ranking in the top two percent of students in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Iowa State University.

Sobota is currently a sophomore in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.

Honor band held at York school

YORK — About 280 middle school band students attended the 14th annual “York Middle School Honor Band Day” recently.

Honor Band members rehearsed during the afternoon and performed a final concert at 6:30 p.m. in the York High School Theater.

Participating schools included Columbus, Scotus Central Catholic, Clarkson, Leigh and Twin River.

Students who attended from Scotus included: Bryan Littlefield, Josh Hergott, Emily Carstens, Matthew Bichlmeier, Zack Quinn, Rebekah Hergott, Tara Kamrath, Abigail Stuart, Hallie Parker, Caitlin Hottovy, Mattie Johnson, Braden Labenz, Sam Blaser, Elliott Thomazin and Isaac Ostdiek.

Centennial honor band held

WAHOO — The Centennial Conference Honor Band was recently held at Bishop Neumann in Wahoo.

Participants were selected from the 10 Centennial conference schools. Each school’s band director nominated their top band students for the event and the honor band was put together by a draft process.

This year, the honor band consisted of 71 members from eight of the conference schools. All conference honor band students completed a chair audition the morning of the event.

Among the participating schools for 2014 were Aquinas and Scotus Central Catholic. Band participants included Phil Levos, Ashlea Rinkol, Jenny Ryan, Melissa Thalken, Lucas Cox, Carly Cremers, Nieve Johnson, Darin Rinkol, Bailey Braun, Hannah Thomazin, Megan Parker, Lydia Schaecher and Cassie Seckel.

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