Three local student-athletes named finalists for Believers & Achievers Award

LINCOLN, Neb. (KNOP) - The finalists for the 2019-20 Believers & Achievers were announced this week. The award is a state-wide program designed to give recognition to Nebraska’s future leaders. Of these finalists, eight will receive $500 scholarships to a college or university of their choice. The winners will be announced at a banquet to be held April 26, 2020.

Finalists
Micah Gengenbach, Adams Central
Madison Schuller, Alma
McKenna Cruikshank, Arcadia
Thomas Haberman, Bishop Neumann
Braden Eisenhauer, Bloomfield
Isaac Else, Bruning-Davenport
Ethan Goldfish Vinson, Columbus Lakeview
Gabriel Estrada, Cozad
William Maca, Douglas County West
Amanda Aerts, East Butler
Hallie Gutzwiller, Elm Creek
Chloe Hosier, Elmwood Murdock
Jaelle Johnson, Fairbury
Kaitlyn Otto, Freeman
Madison Ustohal, Fremont
Heath Keiser, Gothenburg
Noah Hass, Guardian Angels Central Catholic
Carson Moritz, Hastings St. Cecilia
Odessa Ohrt, Heartland
Cory Ruybalid, Heartland Lutheran
Erin Pfeifer, Humphrey St. Francis
Owen Lightle, Kearney
Alexis Rutar, Keya Paha County
Hallie Epley, Lawrence-Nelson
Jack Nolley, Lincoln Southwest
Reagan Klein, Logan View
Nolan Benjamin, Loomis
Colleen Fulton, Loup City
Creighton Harrington, Loup City
Brayden Anderson, Lyons-Decatur Northeast
Molly Paxton, Mullen
Safiyah Abdessalam, Omaha Central
Kylie Hughes, Omaha North
Ella Wedergren, Omaha Westside
Dallas Rogers, Papillion-LaVista South
Natasha Macholan, Schuyler
Jacob Aitken, South Sioux City
Claire Hookstra, Southern
Jadyn Brooks, Southwest
Colton Kaup, Stuart
Lauren Meyer, Syracuse
Rayna Hladky, Tekamah-Herman
Kendal Brigham, Wahoo
Erin O'Reilly, Wayne
Jacob Wendell, Wilcox-Hildreth
Gideon Luehr, Wood River
Lindsey Stuckey, York
Emily Kennedy, Yutan