2016 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.

 


NAME Kasey Clifford
PARENTS Mark and Deb Clifford
COUNTY POSITION Mark is a Hayes County Commissioner
HIGH SCHOOL Hayes Center High School
COLLEGE University of Nebraska at Kearney
MAJOR Elementary Education

NAME Paige Cross
PARENTS Lisa and James Cross
COUNTY POSITION Lisa is the Deputy Banner County Clerk
HIGH SCHOOL Banner County High School
COLLEGE Chadron State College
MAJOR Elementary Education

NAME Austin Freeman
PARENTS Brad and Lisa Freeman
COUNTY POSITION Brad serves on the Pierce County Weed Board
HIGH SCHOOL Pierce High School
COLLEGE University of Nebraska-Lincoln
MAJOR Animal Science

NAME Megan Giese
PARENTS Connie and David Giese
COUNTY POSITION Connie is the office manager in the
Dodge County Attorney’s Office
HIGH SCHOOL Fremont High School
COLLEGE Hastings College
MAJOR Biology

NAME Jasmine Jallen
PARENTS Shawn and Tiffani Jallen
COUNTY POSITION Shawn works in the Cheyenne County Roads Department
HIGH SCHOOL Sidney High School
COLLEGE University of Nebraska at Kearney
MAJOR Pre-Nursing

NAME Ashlyn Lang
PARENTS Kim and Kevin Lang
COUNTY POSITION Kim is an administrative assistant for
Scotts Bluff County Human Resources
HIGH SCHOOL Gering High School
COLLEGE Western Nebraska Community College
MAJOR Medical

NAME Josie Minor
PARENTS Kendall Rinehart
COUNTY POSITION Kendall is a Records Tech for Lancaster County
HIGH SCHOOL Lincoln Northeast High School
COLLEGE University of Nebraska at Kearney
MAJOR Pre-Med

NAME McKenzie Paulison
PARENTS Ken and Jeannie Paulison
COUNTY POSITION Ken is a Douglas County Deputy Sheriff
HIGH SCHOOL Millard West High School
COLLEGE University of Nebraska-Lincoln
MAJOR Microbiology

NAME Sarah Ruzicka
PARENTS Stacey and Mike Ruzicka
COUNTY POSITION Stacey is the Hall County Board Assistant
HIGH SCHOOL Grand Island Northwest High School
COLLEGE University of Nebraska at Kearney
MAJOR Social Science Education

NAME Jacob Schaub
PARENTS Paul and Doreen Schaub
COUNTY POSITION Paul is the Cheyenne County Attorney
HIGH SCHOOL Sidney High School
COLLEGE University of Nebraska - Lincoln
MAJOR Computer Engineering

NAME Jace Walther
PARENTS Darla and Steve Walther
COUNTY POSITION Darla is the Frontier County Clerk and
Steve works in the Frontier County Road Department 
HIGH SCHOOL Maywood High School
COLLEGE University of Nebraska - Lincoln
MAJOR Engineering

NAME Andrew White
PARENTS Sinda White
COUNTY POSITION Sinda is the Sarpy County Chief Deputy County Treasurer
HIGH SCHOOL Millard West High School
COLLEGE Nebraska Wesleyan University
MAJOR Biology and Psychology