2015 NACO Scholarship Recipient Bios

Twelve children of county officials and employees have been chosen to receive $1,000 NACO scholarships. The recipients are graduating seniors who plan to continue their education in Nebraska. NACO began its scholarship program in 1999.

 

Braxton Bellamy
NAME Braxton Bellamy
PARENTS Melodie and Tracy Bellamy
COUNTY POSITION Melodie is the Kearney County Attorney
HIGH SCHOOL Kearney Catholic High School
COLLEGE University of Nebraska-Lincoln
MAJOR Pre-Secondary Education (Social Science)
Collin Freeman
NAME Collin Freeman
PARENTS Brad and Lisa Freeman
COUNTY POSITION Brad is the president of the Weed Board Committee
HIGH SCHOOL Pierce High School
COLLEGE University of Nebraska - Lincoln
MAJOR Agribusiness
Alexius Hartman
NAME Alexius Hartman
PARENTS Heather and Joe Kathman
COUNTY POSITION Heather is a Dispatcher
HIGH SCHOOL Blue Hill High School
COLLEGE University of Nebraska - Lincoln
MAJOR Business Administration
Josiah Johnson
NAME Josiah Johnson
PARENTS Jeff and Mary Johnson
COUNTY POSITION Jeff is a Staff Appraiser in the Lancaster County Assessor's Office
HIGH SCHOOL Lincoln Southeast High School
COLLEGE University of Nebraska - Lincoln
MAJOR Biological Systems Engineering
Hayley Kaiser
NAME Hayley Kaiser
PARENTS Ryan and Mary Dickinson and David Bienhoff
COUNTY POSITION Ryan is the Keith County Surveyor
HIGH SCHOOL Ogallala High School
COLLEGE University of Nebraska - Lincoln
MAJOR Environmental Studies
Emma Lindemeier
NAME Emma Lindemeier
PARENTS Robert and Melissa Lindemeier
COUNTY POSITION Robert is the Lincoln County Public Defender
HIGH SCHOOL St. Patrick’s High School
COLLEGE University of Nebraska at Omaha
MAJOR Pre-Law
Alex Lupher
NAME Alex Lupher
PARENTS Debra and Kris Lupher
COUNTY POSITION Debra is a Legal Secretary in the Scotts Bluff County Attorney’s Office
HIGH SCHOOL Gering High School
COLLEGE University of Nebraska - Kearney
MAJOR Sports Management
John Radil
NAME John Radil
PARENTS Kim and Dennis Radil
COUNTY POSITION Kim is the Valley County Deputy Clerk
HIGH SCHOOL Ord High School
COLLEGE University of Nebraska - Lincoln
MAJOR Agribusiness
Logan Riege
NAME Logan Riege
PARENTS Mike and Janis Riege
COUNTY POSITION Michael is an Otoe County Deputy Sheriff
Janis is the Otoe County Clerk of the District Court
HIGH SCHOOL Nebraska City High School
COLLEGE University of Nebraska - Lincoln
MAJOR Pre-Med / Biological Sciences
Andrew Rutt
NAME Andrew Rutt
PARENTS David and Jill Rutt
COUNTY POSITION David is the Assistant Adams County Jail Administrator
HIGH SCHOOL Hastings High School
COLLEGE Hastings College
MAJOR Pre-Engineering / Physics
Hannah Schievelbein
NAME Hannah Schievelbein
PARENTS Marica Schievelbein
COUNTY POSITION Marica is an Assessment Clerk in Deuel County
HIGH SCHOOL Creek Valley High School
COLLEGE Doane College
MAJOR Special Education K-12 / Elementary Education, with a coaching endorsement
Sydni Stevens
NAME Sydni Stevens
PARENTS Jeffrey and Jennifer Stevens
COUNTY POSITION Jeffery is the Keith County Sheriff
HIGH SCHOOL Ogallala High School
COLLEGE Chadron State College
MAJOR Elementary Education