High School Seniors Recognized As Statewide Believers & Achievers

LINCOLN – A couple weeks after local school winners were announced for U.S. Bank Believers & Achievers, the list of statewide winners were recently posted featuring a few area students.

According to a release from the Nebraska Schools Activities Association, U.S. Bank and the NSAA are proud to announce the 2020-21 Believers and Achievers. This statewide program is designed to give recognition to Nebraska’s future leaders.

Katelin Schutte of Laurel-Concord-Coleridge; Abigail Meier of Pierce and Sahrai Luna of Wakefield were named to the 2020-21 NSAA/U.S. Bank Believers & Achievers statewide winners. *(Schools from Northeast Nebraska Spotlight booklets).

Beginning in October and continuing through April of 2021, the 48 Nebraska high school seniors will be honored as Believers & Achievers. From the top 48, eight will receive $500 scholarships from U.S. Bank to the college or university of their choice at a scholarship banquet. This event is scheduled for April 25, 2021.

These students will be recognized via an NSAA social media campaign throughout the 2020-2021 activities year and on a poster sent to all NSAA member schools and U.S. Bank® branches throughout the state.

All of the students nominated for the Believers & Achievers awards program represent the very best of Nebraska’s high schools. For more information on the U.S. Bank® Believers & Achievers Awards Program, click here.


Complete list:

Seth Chandler, Anselmo-Merna
Shea Gossett, Archbishop Bergan
Nick Starns, Ashland-Greenwood
Taylor Ryan, Bennington
Dominic Quinones, Bruning-Davenport
Alexis Butterfield, Chambers
Katheryn Rice, Cornerstone Christian
Landry Geiger, Cozad
Erica Stratman, Cross County
Ethan Maline, Douglas County West
Marvin Larweh, Elkhorn South
Jaiden Papik, Exeter-Milligan
Siana Hernandez-Lango, Fremont
Jenny Bueno, Fullerton
Quinton Chavez, Gering
Jeremiah Merriman, Gretna
Diana Brailita, Hastings
Saylor Rother, Johnson County Central
Deric Goldenstein, Kenesaw
Katelin Schutte, Laurel-Concord-Coleridge
Hayden Christen, Lewiston
Kiley Pham, Lincoln Northeast
Emma Hain, Lincoln Southwest
Valerie Uehling, Logan View
Kolby Johnson, Madison
Abby Houk, Milford
David Braun, Millard South
Rylan Aguallo, Mitchell
Annika Harthoorn, Norfolk
Joseph Heirigs, North Platte St. Patrick’s
Adi Pillai, Omaha Brownell Talbot
Theodosia Mba, Omaha Gross Catholic
Eva Watson, Omaha Marian
Anou Akot, Omaha Mercy
Brett Thorell, Omaha Westside
Christopher Jennings, O’Neill
Anhphu Nguyen, Papillion-La Vista South
Abigail Meier, Pierce
Macy Kamler, Shickley
Grant Winkelbauer, St. Mary’s
Ellie Locke, Stanton
Hope Gustason, Stapleton
Bianca Gonzalez, Sterling
Eli Thiele, Summerland
Lucas Niewohner, Tekamah-Herman
Sahrai Luna, Wakefield
Gerardo Osorio, West Point-Beemer
Magnolia Springer, Wilcox-Hildreth