2019-20 Believers & Achievers school winners

LINCOLN, Neb. (KNOP) - The NSAA Believers & Achievers award is given to high school students in Nebraska to reward them for their excellence in academics and participation in NSAA activities.

Individuals must have at least a 3.75 GPA, be involved in at least one NSAA activity, be involved in the community and school clubs and organizations, and write an essay on a topic specified by the NSAA.

The 2019-20 Believer & Achievers school winners were announced Thursday. The 48 statewide winners will be announced on Monday, Sep. 23.

Local winners
Anselmo-Merna - Rhett Safranek, MaShayla Burnett
Arthur County - Piper deBeauclair, Skyler Swanson
Cozad - Megan Burkholder, Gabriel Estrada
Dundy County Stratton - Sable Lambley, Jessie Freeland
Eustis-Farnam - Andrew Jack, Jacob Rupe
Gothenburg - Heath Keiser, Tucker Wyatt
Hayes Center - Ashton Erickson, Jakob Anderjaska
Hershey - Celie Childears, Samuel Mackley
Hitchcock County - Darian Hutto, Kassidy Kisker
Lexington - Madison Sutton, Dylan Richman
Maywood - Karlie Gerlach, Natalie Koubek
McCook - Timothy Renner, Andrew Daum
McPherson County - Jency Starr, Hollianna Watson
Medicine Valley - Sabra Schmidt
Mullen - Molly Paxton, Madison Jones
North Platte - Aleecia Pace, Elliott Purdy
North Platte St. Patrick's - Andrew Lindemeier, Julie Slattery
Sandhills - Bryan Zutavern
Sutherland - Jade Paxton
Wallace - Sydney Pelster, Quinn Koop
Wauneta-Palisade - George Lee