WAYNE – Although participants who planned on competing in spring sports and activities across the nation didn’t get that opportunity, state officials still looked to recognized individuals academically.
According to a Wednesday release, the Nebraska School Activities Association and the Nebraska Chiropractic Physicians Association again partnered to showcase students who have been nominated by their schools for 2020 Spring NCPA Academic All-State Awards. Individuals nominated are based on their academic excellence, leadership and significant contributions made to their NSAA activity.
The NSAA and the NCPA are proud to recognize all of the 2,085 award winners of the 2020 Spring NCPA Academic All-State Award. Spring activities being recognized included music, journalism, baseball, girls & boys soccer, girls & boys track and field, girls tennis and boys golf.
Wayne representatives include Trevor DeBoer and Hagan Miller (baseball), Tanner Walling and Christopher Woerdemann (boys golf), Dylan Anderson and Maggie Fehringer (music), Lance Muhs (boys track & field) as well as Hailey Backer and Maggie Fehringer (girls track & field).
High school students in grades 9-12 may be nominated for this award while freshman nominated for the fall season programs must have one quarter of high school grade summary or report card uploaded in place of the most recently completed high school semester transcript. Each nominated student must be a varsity player or organizational leader, must have a minimum cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA), in all curricular subjects of 93% or 3.7 on a 4.0-point scale or the equivalent and NSAA high schools or their cooperative sponsorship may nominate a maximum of two students per NSAA activity program.
This brings the total number of NCPA Academic All-State Award winners to over 79,000 spanning the 14 years of this awards program. Since 2006 this NSAA Award Program has recognized students who meet the criteria for nomination by their school in the season of their activity. Each year the NSAA and the NCPA recognize students during Fall, Winter and Spring seasons who are nominated by their schools for their individual academic excellence, leadership and significant contributions in their NSAA activity.
Other area students:
Emerson-Hubbard: Isabella Parker-Diaz (music)
Hartington Cedar Catholic: Ted Bengston and Mason Schaefer (boys golf), Hannah Kleinschmit and Matthew Rokusek (music), Rex Becker and Jacob Keiser (boys track & field) as well as Jayda Bernecker and Sara Reifenrath (girls track & field)
Hartington-Newcastle: Kayln Martinson and Leah Reichle (music) as well as Autumn Lammers and Abbe Morten (girls track & field)
Laurel-Concord-Coleridge: Ty Erin and Noah Schutte (boys golf), Matthew Nelson and Deagan Puppe (music), Cutter Haberman and Tyler Lubberstedt (boys track & field) as well as Delaney Ehlers and Makayla Forsberg (girls track & field)
Pender: Nathan Breitbarth (baseball), Charles Schmedding and Jonathon Schmedding (boys golf), Madalyn Meyer and Londyn Nelson (music), Alex Johnson and Layne Sturek (boys track & field) as well as Ashley Ostrand and Paige Steinman (girls track & field)
Pierce: Shawn Rinkel (boys golf), Taylor Compton and Payten Simmons (journalism), Sydney Erickson and Shawn Rinkel (music), Dalton Freeman and Carson Oestreich (boys track & field) as well as Alexus Sindelar and Katie Vogt (girls track & field)
Ponca: Matthew Lentz and Jacob Statema (boys golf), Olivia Hrouda and Meg Keller (music), Hunter Bennett and Paul Masin (boys track & field) as well as Meg Keller and Maggie McGill (girls track & field)
Randolph: Samuel Lemmons and Carter Schnoor (boys golf), Jenna Albers and Tyson Junck (music), Jamison Svehla (boys track & field) as well as Kelly Pinkelman and Bobbi Winkelbauer (girls track & field)
Wayne: Trevor DeBoer and Hagan Miller (baseball), Tanner Walling and Christopher Woerdemann (boys golf), Dylan Anderson and Maggie Fehringer (music), Lance Muhs (boys track & field) as well as Hailey Backer and Maggie Fehringer (girls track & field)
Winside: Toby Heinemann and Kati Topp (music), Alex Carlson and Toby Heinemann (boys track & field) as well as Andrea Bargstadt and Kati Topp (girls track & field)
Wisner-Pilger: Rockney Peck and Caden Schweers (boys golf), Andrew Borgelt and Tymarie Ott (music), Colby Heller and Cole Jacobsen (boys track & field) as well as Breana Chohon and Karrin Jindra (girls track & field)