The annual Kiwanis program took place on April 16, 2015 at the Chadron High School auditorium. At least twenty students from the freshman class through the senior class were recognized and called on stage to receive a certificate for outstanding grades in high school, and or taking part in the scholastics contest at Chadron State College. Each student recognized is considered an honor student. Several seniors were also recognized for the President’s Academic Excellence Award.
Just like the years previous, there was a guest speaker this year. Wayne Anderson spoke about his experience in the United States Navy, and now as the Chadron city manager. Anderson was a native Nebraskan, who traveled to 49 of the 50 states. He was honored to be able to speak in the Kiwanis program.
The President’s Academic Excellence Award requires a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.5, coupled with a standardized test score in the 90th percentile in either English or mathematics on a nationally recognized test. These students are: Sydney Blome, Alea Brierly, Brad Cerny, Shay Chamberlain, Jackson Dickerson, Alex Fritzler, Aaron Gaswick, Joshua Hill, Courtney Hudson, Lane Jersild, Keenan Johnson, Veronica Parish, Brittani Piontek, Alaina Riesen, Vonsinh Sayaloune, Trace Strotheide, Sara Tompkins, Alex Westerbuhr, and Taylor Wild.
The seniors recognized at the program for scholastics and good grades were: Sydney Blome, Jacob Bokelman, Alea Brierly, Brad Cerny, Shay Chamberlain, Jackson Dickerson, Nate Dodd, Alex Fritzler, Aaron Gaswick, Joshua Hill, Ashley Hills, Courtney Hudson, Lane Jersild, Keenan Johnson, Tatyana Leija, Ben Mullins, Veronica Parish, Makenzy Petty, Brittani Piontek, Alaina Riesen, Vonsinh Sayaloune, Trace Strotheide, Sara Tomkins, Alex Westerbuhr, Taylor Wild, and Jazlyn Wright.
The juniors recognized were: Joe Cattin, Murphy Churchill, Aly Crow, Toni Doescher, Jayden Garrett, Mikaela Hastings, Hannah Jamison, Allie Johnson, Marcus LaPorte, Clay Madsen, Emily Mills, Kiya Passero, Ellen Petersen, Shoilee Rahman, Simon Rischling, Brooke Roes, Seth Sloan, Andrew Smith, Jayden Stack, and Kane Wellnitz.
The sophomores recognized were: Mia Adams, Marquis Burwell, Jerhett Cattin, Julianne Dickerson, Chace Franey, Alison Gardner, Kaylee Garvin, Tamra Garvin, Michael Gieseler, Miya Hamaker, April Hardy, Corbin Johnson, Danielle Johnson, Colette Mahr, Spencer Margetts, John Mayo, Walt Mays, Jadyn McCartney, Alexandria Nobiling, Alyssa Noble, Sean O’Brien, Karley O’Donnell, Abigail Orton, Aries Ottesen, Kyla Parish, Ahlaura Pourier, Juan Ramos, Mallory Rhembrandt, Destiny Rhoden, Joe Ritzen, Brooks Roberts, Brendinh Sayaloune, Tameron Sayaloune, Emily Scarrow, Keegan Shuck, Cassie Sloan, Daniel Smith, Kaci Waugh, Greta Welch, and Kiana Wright.
The freshman recognized are: Coy Bila, Jared Burch, Zachary Carattini, JashwaAlan Cummings, Katarina Dodd, Dana Dunbar, Kylee Garrett, Teresa Gottwald, Hunter Hawk, Alpine Hickstein, Beau Jersild, Drew Jersild, MiaKayla Koerber, Cody Madsen, Joe Matt, Aubree Noble, Renee Redfern, Brayden Richardson, Sam Rischling, Mark Taylor, Logan Tiensvold, Megan Till, Binak Watak, Nathanael Watak, and Tomeing Watak.
It is an honor for each student to be recognized at the Kiwanis program.