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Lyons earns science recognition

SEWARD -- The Department of Natural Sciences at Concordia University has recognized 10 students for their exceptional work and contribution to the science department at its 17th annual awards banquet held last month. Among those honored was Abigail Lyons of Dwight.

CCC holds recognition event

COLUMBUS -- Special recognition awards were presented to students April 24 at the 11th annual Student Recognition and Awards Convocation at Central Community College-Columbus. Exceptional Student Awards went to: David City - Mackenzie Eller, chemistry.

Athletic Academic Achievement Awards were presented to sophomore students who achieved and maintained a grade point average of at least 3.6. Recipients included Mackenzie Eller, softball.

Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society: David City - Stephanie Busch, Mackenzie Eller, Ciarra Howell and Wyatt Marvin; Rising City - Christine Throener.

Music contest results

COLUMBUS -- Students from 18 Columbus area high schools participated in the Nebraska School Activities Association District II Music Contest April 19-21 at Central Community College-Columbus.

Individual and group performances were critiqued by judges and awarded ratings ranging from I (best) to V. Results were: David City Groups – Rating I: Duet B. Rating II: Band, brass quintet and mixed quartet. Rating III: Barbershop quartet and duet C.

Individuals – Rating I: Spencer Allen, alto saxophone; Kristen Bell, flute; and Hunter O’Dell, baritone saxophone. Rating II: Darin Hall, cornet/trumpet; Cole Martinez, trombone; Jada Ranslem, soprano/alto voice; Renay Sanley, soprano/alto voice; and Anthony Scribner, cornet/trumpet.

David City Aquinas Groups – Rating I: Band, miscellaneous vocal ensemble B, miscellaneous vocal ensemble C, miscellaneous vocal ensemble D and saxophone quartet. Rating II: Flute quartet, jazz band, miscellaneous vocal ensemble A, mixed chorus, show choir and woodwind quintet.

Individuals – Rating I: Elizabeth Aschoff, alto saxophone and soprano/alto voice; Caleb Brizina, tenor saxophone; Emily Dalton, clarinet; Jacqueline Drozda, soprano/alto voice; Hannah Moravec, soprano/alto voice; Maria Pytlik, cornet/trumpet; Elias Reiter, piano; Hayden Schawang, percussion/snare; Ben Shonka, piano; Katherine Slama, soprano/alto voice; and Brandon Timoney, cornet/trumpet. Rating II: Mary Fiala, flute; Lily Plasek, clarinet; and Elias Reiter, tuba.

East Butler (Brainard) Groups – Rating I: Band, clarinet ensemble, trumpet ensemble and girl’s miscellaneous vocal ensemble. Rating II: Flute ensemble.

Individuals – Rating I: Amanda Aerts, soprano/alto voice; Erin Barta, cornet/trumpet; Kailyn Hummel, flute; Brooklyn Jones, tuba; Suzanne Piitz, clarinet; and Tristan Rezac, trombone. Rating II: Abbie Christensen, soprano/alto voice, and Suzanne Piitz, piano.

Applauding Excellence recognizes Beringer

KEARNEY – The University of Nebraska at Kearney recognized students, advisers and organizations for their contributions to the campus and community during last month’s Applauding Excellence event. The Emerging Leader Award went to Jasmine Beringer of David City, UNK Psychology Club and Honors Program.

Beringer has been the Psychology Club president this year. She has committed significant time and energy to the club’s mission, and also led two service learning projects, contributing over 200 nonperishable food items to local food banks and UNK’s Big Blue Cupboard. She also organized and led the Psychology Club’s participation in an Alzheimer’s walk and an event to increase mental health awareness in the community. Within the Honors Program, Beringer took it upon herself to steer the Honors Program newsletter and social media outlets.

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