PAWS-itive Partners scholarships available

Applications for PAWS-itive Partners’ PAWS-UP $500 Scholarship are due by June 1.

Applicants must be a resident of Lincoln County and may be a graduating senior or a nontraditional student enrolled in an institution of higher learning and preparing for a career in any field of animal care. This may include veterinarian, veterinarian technician, groomer, animal trainer, animal control officer, kennel owner/operator or wildlife conservation.

The scholarship can be used at any university, trade school or a school that offers a specialized diploma or certificate program.

For more details, go to PAWS-itive Partners’ Facebook page or call 308-650-7297.

Juan Dominguez of Lexington receives Army commission

LINCOLN — Juan Dominguez of Lexington was among 25 cadets in the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Reserve Officer Training Corps who received military commissions in ceremonies May 3-4.

Dominguez was commissioned a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army on May 4.

Custer County 4-H activities scholarship recipients announced

Custer County 4-H recently announced the recipients of activities scholarships for 2019-20.

BaiLee McMillan, Milburn; Mattie Bumgarner, Anselmo; Kaitlyn Pflaster, Oconto; and Hannah Pearson, Thedford were recipients of $500 scholarships awarded by the Custer County 4-H Activities Scholarships. They will each be awarded a $500 scholarship at the time they each enter their second semester of post-secondary education.

Atlynn Witthuhn, Callaway, is the recipient of the $250 scholarship awarded by the Custer County 4-H Activities. Witthuhn will be awarded a $250 scholarship at the time she enters her second semester of post-secondary education.

BaiLee McMillan is the daughter of Tom and Lisa McMillan of Milburn. BaiLee will be attending the University of Nebraska–Lincoln this fall, majoring in Veterinary Science. BaiLee is a 2019 graduate of the Anselmo-Merna High School.

Mattie Bumgarner is the daughter of Darrick and Holly Bumgarner of Anselmo. Mattie will be attending the University of Nebraska–Kearney this fall, majoring in Elementary Education. Mattie is a 2019 graduate of the Anselmo-Merna High School.

Kaitlyn Pflaster is the daughter of Tim and Lori Pflaster of Oconto. Kaitlyn will be attending the University of Nebraska–Kearney this fall, majoring in Special Education. Kaitlyn is a 2019 graduate of the Callaway Bow High School.

Hannah Pearson is the daughter of Wade and Michelle Pearson of Thedford. Hannah will be attending South Dakota State or Texas Tech this fall, majoring in Agricultural Communications. Hannah is a 2019 graduate of the Thedford High School.

Atlynn Witthuhn is the daughter of Jeff and Nicole Witthuhn of Callaway. Atlynn will be attending NCTA or Northeast Community College this fall, majoring in Diversified Agriculture. Atlynn is a 2019 graduate of the Callaway High School.

UNL recognizes Big Red Stars of 2019

LINCOLN – The University of Nebraska–Lincoln honored Nebraska eighth-graders for their academic excellence, leadership and perseverance May 15 at the Nebraska Union.

The Big Red Stars program is designed to recognize outstanding eighth-grade students in Nebraska. They were nominated by school principals and guidance counselors for showcasing strong leadership skills and academic promise, according to a press release.

The ceremony was sponsored by the Office of Admissions. Highlights of the event included individual recognition and awards, and remarks from Karen Bell-Dancy, executive director of the YWCA of Lincoln.

Area students who were honored:

» Callaway: Grant Hrupek.

» Cozad: Caleb Walters.

» Eustis: Broden Dean.

» Mullen: Isaac Welch.

» North Platte: Andrew Brosius, Esperanza Campos-Reyes.

» Tryon: Clayton Moore.

» Wallace: Karlie Finley, Angelica Vazquez.

» Wauneta: Chloe Stehno.

PTK honor society inducts 20 NCTA Aggies

CURTIS — Twenty students were inducted Wednesday as new members into the Alpha Iota Tau Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa honor society at Curtis.

The ceremony was held in conjunction with graduation events honoring the Class of 2019.

The 2019 inductees to Alpha Iota Tau chapter are:

Krista Albers, North Platte; Ethan Aschenbrenner, Scottsbluff; Huntra Christensen, Lincoln; Angela Crouse, Haigler; Morgan Curran, Arapahoe; Dean Fleer, Pierce; Kelly Gordon, Julesburg, Colorado; Kaylee Hostler, Central City; Cari Howell, Lewiston; Jocelyn Kennicutt, Gothenburg; Taylor Lambrecht, Wood River; Catherine Ljunggren, Aurora; Kayla Mues, Cambridge; Alexis Penna, Holley, New York; Luke Peters, Ainsworth; Emily Riley, Norton, Kansas; Amanda Schmidt, Stanton; Chantelle Schulz, York; Aurora Urwiler, Laurel; Anna Whyman, Lincoln.

Harvey named a Who’s Who honoree

HASTINGS — Hastings College recently announced that Kaitlynn Harvey is a Who’s Who honoree.

Kaitlynn Harvey is a biology major from North Platte, Nebraska. Harvey participated in the women’s basketball team, Alpha Chi and Omicron Delta Kappa. She was also a resident assistant, Dean’s List student, Student Association secretary, Higher Ground Catholic Youth Retreat staff member and a YMCA peer professional role model.

Who’s Who honorees are recognized for having made outstanding campus contributions during their college careers. Up to 10 percent of the graduating seniors may be named to the Who’s Who list.

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