Wickham chosen as Aksarben Princess
OMAHA --The families being honored at this year’s 123rd Aksarben Ball have been announced.
The official introduction of the Royal Court was held Sunday, July 28, at the CHI Health Center Arena. This tradition names this year’s Princesses, Escorts, Standard Bearers, Pages and Court of Honor.
Anna Jenae Wickham, daughter of Traci and Sean Wickham of Columbus, was chosen as a princess. July 27, the families of the Princesses and Escorts attended a pre-announcement event hosted by the Women’s Ball Committee. The event was held at Physicians Mutual Omaha.
Rotary selects Pilakowski for Student of the Month
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Thunder Pilakowski has been chosen as the Rotary Student of the Month. He is a senior at Lakeview High School, and was recently chosen as homecoming king. He is a member of the National Honor Society and Vice President of the Senior Class. He plays basketball and football, and is captain of the football team. He works with Youth for Christ, and has gone on mission trips to Minnesota and Mexico with St. John’s Lutheran Church. He also teaches Bible school on Indian reservations, and mows the church lawn and cemetery throughout the summer.
Rine graduates from SDSU
BROOKINGS, S.D. - Nolan Robert Rine, of Columbus, graduated following the spring 2019 session at South Dakota State University. He earned a Bachelor of Science from the College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences.
Ostdiek receives letter of commendation
Lauren Ostdiek, a senior at Scotus Central Catholic, has been named a Commended Student in the 2020 National Merit Scholarship Program. Commended students placed among the top 50,000 scorers of more than 1.5 million students who entered the 2020 competition by taking the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test.