KLIR Prep Club Award winners announced

Columbus Community Hospital (CCH) and CCH Premier Physical Therapy would like to congratulate the 2017-18 KLIR Prep Club Award winners. The award recognizes area students for their athletic and academic accomplishments. This year’s winners are Michael Koch of Columbus High School, Emily Goc of Columbus High School, Jacob Kapels of Lakeview High School, Brooklyn Wilke of Lakeview High School, Wren Allen of Scotus Central Catholic, and Marika Spencer of Scotus Central Catholic.

The winners were selected by the KLIR Prep Club businesses. They were honored at the 33rd annual KLIR Prep Club Awards Lunch held May 8. Each winner received a plaque and a $500 scholarship to the college of their choice.

CCH would also like to congratulate the 2017-18 CCH Premier Physical Therapy Athlete of the Week winners on their tremendous achievements throughout the school year. A full list of these winners is available at

Mitchell earns scholarship, internship from BD

Becton, Dickinson and Company (BD), a leading global medical technology company, has announced that it has awarded a $4,000 scholarship to a local high school graduate pursuing a technical degree in the high-demand field of electromechanical technology.

Cole Mitchell, a graduate of Columbus High School, will be attending Central Community College in Columbus to pursue an applied science degree in Mechatronics/ Electromechanical. In addition to financial assistance for education, BD will also provide Mitchell with an internship at its facility. In turn, he will commit to a two-year work assignment with BD following graduation.

The scholarship for a two-year course of study was established by the two BD manufacturing sites in Columbus to cultivate and develop the specialized skills and training needed for careers with technology-oriented manufacturing companies. The scholarship was awarded based on results from standardized test scores, letters of recommendation and personal interviews.

Enderlin receives CCH scholarship

Makenzie Enderlin of Columbus is the recipient of the Columbus Community Hospital Foundation’s 2018 Columbus Community Hospital $300 Student Scholarship.

The Columbus Community Hospital Scholarship was established in 2008 and is awarded to a qualified high school student who is taking a certified nursing assistant (CNA) or other entry-level health care course.

Enderlin completed the tenth grade at Scotus Central Catholic High School where she is a member of the National Honor Society and is on the straight “A” honor roll. Enderlin is active in Girl Scouts and community service projects for Scotus.

Enderlin plans to study for her CNA at Central Community College in Columbus and continue her nursing studies thereafter. Her ultimate goal is to work in pediatric nursing.

Enderlin is the daughter of Craig and Kathy Enderlin of Columbus.

Janssen awarded Eagles Radiological Scholarship

The Columbus Community Hospital Foundation has announced that Mia Nicole Janssen of Columbus is the winner of the $1,000 2018 Eagles Radiological Scholarship.

The Eagles Radiological Scholarship fund was established in 2006 by Columbus Eagles No. 1834 Aerie and Auxiliary to promote excellence in the field of prevention, diagnosis and treatment of heart disease and cancer in the Columbus area.

A 2018 graduate of Columbus High School, Janssen is planning to study pre-radiation science at the University of Nebraska at Omaha.

Janssen was active in swimming, tennis, volleyball, Fellowship of Christian Athletes and National Honor Society. She was on the “A” honor roll for six semesters.

Janssen volunteered at her church, the Columbus Rescue Mission, and at Columbus Community Hospital’s “We Can Run, Walk and Roll” event.

She is the daughter of Doug and Janelle Janssen of Columbus.

Dwayne Willers Memorial Scholarship awarded to Hall

Kayla Hall of Columbus is the recipient of the Columbus Community Hospital Foundation’s $300 Dwayne Willers Memorial Scholarship, established in 2013 by Willers’ family. It is awarded to a qualified student who is pursuing a career in the field of radiology.

Hall is a 2018 graduate of Scotus Central Catholic High School where she was recognized as an Academic All-Stater and as a University of Nebraska-Kearney Distinguished Scholar. She was a National Honors Society member and served as a teacher’s aide. Hall played soccer and volleyball and is a long time 4-H member.

Hall plans to major in Spanish at the University of Nebraska Kearney and then enter medical school. Her ultimate goal is to specialize in radiology.

She is the daughter of Jeff and Mary Hall.

Two students receive HDR Sholarships

Maria Middendorf and Shania Borchers, both of Columbus, have been named the 2018 HDR Scholarship winners through the Columbus Community Hospital Foundation.

Each year, the HDR scholarships assist two students who are pursuing careers in health care. Preference is given to students who plan to attend Central Community College – Columbus. One of the scholarships also gives preference to a student who is proficient in Spanish.

Middendorf is a 2018 graduate of Columbus High School where she was on the honor roll and was named an academic all-star. She was active in the Godparents youth group and in church activities. She plans to attend Central Community College in Columbus and then Methodist College in Omaha to study nursing. Her eventual goal is to work in pediatric nursing.

Shania Borchers, a 2018 graduate of Scotus Central Catholic High School, was active in volleyball, basketball, track, the Godparents Program and HOSA Future Health Professionals. She volunteered for numerous organizations, including the American Red Cross, Sammy’s Superheroes and Relay for Life.

Borchers plans to attend Central Community College -Columbus where she will pursue a degree in nursing and play volleyball. Her eventual plan is to receive a bachelor of science in nursing degree and to work in the pediatric nursing field.

Borchers is the daughter of Cletus and Lisa Borchers of Columbus.

CCH Foundation Scholarship awarded to Rinkol

The Columbus Community Hospital Foundation has announced that Madelyn Nicole Rinkol of Silver Creek is the winner of its $500 Columbus Community Hospital Foundation Scholarship.

The scholarship was established in 2017 by the foundation board. It is awarded to a student to further his or her education in any health care field. Preference is given to a Columbus Community Hospital employee or the child or grandchild of an employee.

Rinkol is a 2018 graduate of Twin River High School in Genoa. She was active in high school sports and activities, including softball, basketball, National Honor Society, FBLA, speech and theater. She is also a volunteer in her community where she has assisted with blood drives, volunteered at nursing homes and participated in church activities. Rinkol is employed as certified nursing assistant at the Genoa Long Term Care Facility.

Rinkol plans to attend Wayne State College’s pre-nursing program. She will then continue her education at the University of Nebraska Medical Center where she will complete her bachelor’s degree in nursing. Rinkol eventually would like to become a family nurse practioner in a rural setting.

She is the daughter of Randy and Nancy Rinkol of Silver Creek.

Two students chosen for George Prochaska Scholarships

Kellie Jo Kroeger of Schuyler and Regi A. Zakrzewski of Columbus, were recently announced as the recipients of the Columbus Community Hospital Foundation’s 2018 George Prochaska Scholarships.

Each recipient will be awarded a $500 scholarship to advance their educations in the medical field.

The George Prochaska Scholarship fund was established in 2005 to help promote educational achievement and service excellence among area health care professionals.

Kroeger is a 2017 graduate of Schuyler Central High School and is enrolled at Wayne State College in the pre-pharmacy program. She plans to continue her education at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha. Kroeger has been selected for the Rural Health Opportunity Program (RHOP).

Kroeger is involved in Wayne State College’s color guard and student activities board. She is also employed as an office clerk at a store in Schuyler. She is an active volunteer in Schuyler where she prepares meals for needy children and helps at the movie theater. She is the daughter of Bob and Lorrie Kroeger of Schuyler.

Zakrzewski is 2018 graduate of Columbus High School. She plans to attend the College of St. Mary’s in Omaha, where she will major in nursing. Zakrzewski would eventually like to work as an emergency department/trauma nurse or obstetrics nurse.

She was a member of the National Honor Society, C-Club and student council. She was also on CHS’s volleyball, basketball and tennis teams. She is employed at Paws and Claws and the Pawnee Plunge. Zakrzewski was also a volunteer at Columbus Community Hospital.

She is the daughter of Kevin and Collette Zakrzewski of Columbus.

Scotus announces honor roll for second semester

Scotus Central Catholic has announced students earning honors for the second semester of the 2017-18 academic year. Students on the Straight A Honor Roll are: Seniors – Maggie Feehan, Kayla Hall, Tisa Kasik, Trevor Kaslon, Colson Kosch, Jadyn Larsen, Winston Obal, Faith Przymus, Alaina Wallick, Kendra Wiese; Juniors – Patrick Herchenbach, Caleb Kosch, Braden Labenz, Isaac McPhillips, Caden Pelan, Julia Salerno, Nathan Schumacher, Grant Shanle, Elliott Thomazin, Daniela Valdez Ortiz, Bryce VunCannon; Sophomores – Debanhi Adame-Hernandez, Emmitt Broberg, Amber Dawn Buhman, Jacey Clarey, MaKenzie Enderlin, Kyle Hiemer, Breana Lassek, Eric Mustard, Lauren Ostdiek, Samantha Tonniges, Drew VunCannon, Liza Zaruba; Freshmen – Abaigeal Aydt, Madelyn Blaser, Shelby Bridger, Alli Demuth, Keira Feehan, Emily Ferguson, Michael Gasper, Olivia Klug, Noah Korth, Cassie Kouma, Elizabeth Parker, Camille M. Pelan, Janae Rusher, Josh Styskal, Kade Wiese; Eighth grade – Christopher Adame-Hernandez, Gavin M. Brabec, Eden Broberg, Stephanie Hoenk, Hannah Pflum, Emiliano Rodriguez, Ashley Steiner, Makenna Svehla; Seventh grade – Elizabeth A. Brezenski, Ted Fehringer, Samantha L. Johnston, Maysa E. Kuhl, Claire Rickert, Mason E. Roberts, Hailey N. Steffensmeier, Nicholas Zoucha.

Students on the A Honor Roll are: Seniors – Elley Beaver, Matthew Bichlmeier, Jared Gaspers, Flora (Qin) He, Madison Kerkman, Kyle Kobza, Brock Kracman, Tyler Miksch, Jacob Morse, Alyssa Morton, Logan Mueller, Adelynn Newman, Jacob Novicki, Stefanie (Grace) Odbert, Jenna Salerno, Allison Starzec, Caitlin Steiner, Matthew Strecker, Trevor Vaught, Grace Wickham; Juniors – Hannah Allen, Zackary Beiermann, Luke Bettenhausen, Sam Blaser, Emma Brandt, Hanna Doan, Blaney Dreifurst, Kelsey Faust, Yuyang (Gary) He, Tara Kamrath, Kendra Korger, Courtney Kosch, Mira Liebig, Isaac Ostdiek, Hallie Parker, Abram Perault, Lucas Schaecher, Blake J. Sucha, Madeline Sueper, Mariana Valdez Ortiz, Tyler Wurtz, Andrew Zaruba, Abbie Zoucha; Sophomores – Antoni Chavez Quiroga, Haylee Cielocha, Jayden Marie Heng, McKenna Hoefer, Rachael Lam, Max Middendorf, Emily Miksch, Chloe Odbert, Joseph (Tyler) Palmer, Katherine B. Smith, Katelyn Stachura, Connor Wiehn; Freshmen – Katelyn Bayer, Gillian Brandt, Anna Ehlers, Joshua Faust, Olivia Fehringer, Benjamin Juarez Mendez, Jr., Benjamin Kamrath, Clarissa Kosch, Michaela Kresha, Ava M. Kuhl, Ross Thorson, Madison T. Wittwer; Eighth grade – Allie Baumert, Noah Bierman, Kyanne Casperson, Camille Cox, Carson Czarnick, Alaina Dierman, Avery Dierman, Nicholas Ehlers, Zoe Amara Grace Euteneuer, Nolan J. Fleming, Jamison Kozak, Dalainee Leitschuck, Kate M. Maguire, Ruby Martinez, Dominic McPhillips, Grace Mustard, Calder Obal, Benjamin Policky, Luke R. Timothy Sliva, Audrey C. Sprunk, Gwendolyn Stachura, Tyler Stuart, Regan L. Sucha; Seventh grade – Shelby Brandenburg, Ava Cremers, Lily L. Dohmen, Jackson D. Faust, Alex R. Ferguson, Bohden Jedlicka, Brennen J. Jelinek, Whitney Klug, Gianna Middendorf, Ella M. Nahorny, Evan Ostdiek, Zachary Schultz, Alexander Settje, Mauricio Velasco.

Students on the B Honor Roll are: Seniors – Wren Allen, Chase Andresen, Shania Borchers, Tessa Bridger, Emily Carstens, Nathan Donoghue, Kaitlyn Enderlin, Macy Hamling, Calen Hinze, Bryan Littlefield, Thiago Pereira, Matthew Quinn, Landon Sokol, Marika Spencer, McKenna Spenceri; Juniors – Logan Bennett, Callan Fuchser, Rebekah Hergott, Jaden Hollmann, Cameron Johnston, Konner Kudron, Rylie Olson, Emily Stutzman, Carter Thorson; Sophomores – Sarah Bichlmeier, Dalton Borchers, Molly Carstens, Cole Demuth, Timothy Ehlers, Evan Hand, Henry Hernandez, Adam Kamrath, Allison Mielak, Aaron Morse, Levi Robertson, Jaycee Ternus, Tyler Vaught; Freshmen – Laura Bettenhausen, Evan Bock, Kamryn Chohon, Matthew Dolezal, Brennan Frewing, Trenton Hamling, McKenna E. Mausbach, Tanley P. Miller, Grant D. Neville, Alex Novicki, Christina A. Oakley, Jaelyn Podolak, Ashtyn Preister, Nicolas Schultz, Joel R. Schumacher, Kaden Young; Eighth grade – Callie D. Backman, Chance R. Bailey, Devon Borchers, Jesse A. Dreifurst, Riley B. Eickmeier, Carson F. Hoefer, Cole Hottovy, Abee Hutchinson, Berlin Kluever, Halle J. Langan, Garrett W. Oakley, Israel Robledo, Jack Ryan, Trevor Schumacher, Seth VunCannon, Chloe A. Walker, Nathaniel E. Wemhoff, Peter Woodham, Ethan Wulf; Seventh grade – Maria Aydt, Jase T. Christensen, Trenton Cielocha, Kaelyn Dierman, Sebastian Duran, Carter Filipi, Bryce Follette, Ashley Hoffman, Cameron s. Houfek, Lauren M. Houfek, Eli N. Jarecke, Jamison A. Kush, Brooke Lehr, Isaak Liebig, Emma J. Lindhorst, Paul Littlefield, Katie Nelsen, Jace Nelson, Tyalor Neville, Lindsay Ohnoutka, Owen Rother, Emma Shotkoski, Shayleen Smith, Izic J. Stoffel, Faith Weber, Allison M. Wemhoff, Blake Wemhoff, Gabrielle Young, Alex Zoucha.



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