Samantha Funk of Ewing and Christa Wentworth of West Holt were two of eight local seniors selected for the Believers and Achievers School Award.
Believers & Achievers is a statewide awards program designed by U.S. Bank and the NSAA that recognizes Nebraska’s future leaders. The program rewards high school students for their excellence in academics and participation in Nebraska School Activities Association activities. Those students who show a commitment to citizenship, school involvement and community projects will be honored in the Believers & Achievers program.
NSAA member schools are asked to nominate individuals to be honored. Students need to have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.75 and participate in NSAA sponsored activities are eligible for nomination. From those nominees submitted, U.S. Bank® and the NSAA selects and honors 48 high school seniors throughout the 2015-16 academic year.
The pictures and profiles of six Believers & Achievers are featured monthly in the NSAA News on the NSAA website. Posters are produced and sent to each member high school for display. The 48 individuals selected will be honored with an award at an NSAA championship contest during the fall, winter, or spring activity season. All 48 Believers & Achievers will be invited to attend an end-of-the-year banquet in June, celebrating their achievements. During the banquet, U.S. Bank will announce individual scholarship winners.
The following students have received the Local 2015-16 Believers & Achievers Award.
Chambers: Molly Lambert, Tami Jo Marcellus
Ewing: Samantha Funk (Pictured left)
Stuart: Connor Paxton, Jaden Schafer
West Holt: Christa Wentworth (Pictured left)
St. Mary’s: Paula Zakrzewski, Tracy Chvala
Samantha Funk and Molly Lambert were selected as two of the 48 students to receive this year's NSAA Believers & Achievers Award. From those 48 finalists, eight will receive $500 scholarships from U.S. Bank to the college or university of their choice at a scholarship banquet to be held in June.