Area students are Believers and Achievers finalists
LINCOLN -- U.S. Bank and the NSAA have announced the 2019-20 Believers and Achievers. Beginning in October and running through March, 48 Nebraska high school seniors will be honored as Believers and Achievers. From those 48 finalists, eight will receive $500 scholarships from U.S. Bank to the college or university of their choice, during a banquet held in April.
Among the finalists is Ethan Goldfish Vinson, a senior at Lakeview High School, and Erin Pfeifer, a senior at Humphrey St. Francis.
They and the other finalists will be recognized at NSAA State Championships throughout the 2019-20 activities year, and on a poster sent to NSAA member schools and U.S. Bank branches throughout the state.
Lange receives white coat
OMAHA -- College of Saint Mary (CSM) celebrated its 4th annual Physician Assistant White Coat Ceremony on Wednesday, Sept. 25. The event recognized physician assistant (PA) students who have earned entry into clinical patient care by presenting them with their white coats.
Members of the Physician Assistant Studies Class included Sophia Lange of Columbus.
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Sertoma recognizes ‘Believers and Achievers’ from CHS
In September, the Columbus Sertoma Club recognized four students from Columbus High School who are all finalists for the Nebraska School Activities Association "Believers and Achievers" awards. The four students are:
Douglas Davidchick is active in Boy Scouts, Quiz Bowl, marching band, cross country, track, National Honor Society, and the Tri-M Honor Society. His future plans include attending college, majoring in math, with a minor in either physics or engineering.
Landon Thompson has participated in football, baseball, basketball, student council, National Honor Society, CHS 101 Mentors, C-Club, Rockin-Readers, adopt-a-highway, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Godparents Program, and midget football referee.
Ashley Warner is a member of the girls golf team, Student Council, National Honor Society, CHS 101 Mentors, Yearbook, C-Club, and has taught junior golf lessons. She also holds down two part-time jobs. Warner plans to attend Nebraska Wesleyan University, majoring in biochemistry and molecular biology. She then hopes to further her education in the field of forensic pathology.
Karissa Gleeson is a member of the National Honor Society, Tri-M, HOSA, Key Club, Circle of Friends, Student Council, CHS 101, theatre, and New World Singers. She plans to attend Nebraska Wesleyan University, majoring in biology and following the pre-med track.