2013 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.


Amy Ahlers
NAME Amy Ahlers
PARENTS Terry and Nancy Ahlers
COUNTY POSITION Nancy is the Deputy Boone County Treasurer
HIGH SCHOOL Boone Central High School
COLLEGE Concordia University
MAJOR Elementary Education
Sapphire Andersen
NAME Sapphire Andersen
PARENTS Doug and Keiko Andersen
COUNTY POSITION Doug is a Hamilton County Commissioner
HIGH SCHOOL Aurora High School
COLLEGE University of Nebraska - Omaha
MAJOR English, Political Science
Nolan Dethlefs
NAME Nolan Dethlefs
PARENTS Neal and Chris Dethlefs
COUNTY POSITION Neal is the Howard County Assessor
HIGH SCHOOL St. Paul Public High School
COLLEGE Univerity of Nebraska - Lincoln
MAJOR Pre-Health
Siara Fritz
NAME Siara Fritz
PARENTS Jerry and Katie Fritz
COUNTY POSITION Katie is an Administrative Assistant in the
Knox County Highway Superintendent's Office
HIGH SCHOOL Creighton High School
COLLEGE Wayne State College
MAJOR Biology
Alex Gurciullo
NAME Alex Gurciullo
PARENTS Michelle and Terry Gurciullo Jr. and Veronica and Mike Sederlin
COUNTY POSITION Michelle is a Lincoln County Department of Motor Vehicles Supervisor
HIGH SCHOOL Maxwell Public School
COLLEGE Mid Plains Community College
MAJOR Psychology
Kamara Hackerott
NAME Kamara Hackerott
PARENTS Jeff and Julie Hackerott
COUNTY POSITION Jeff is the Madison County Assessor
HIGH SCHOOL Humphrey Saint Francis High School
COLLEGE Northeast Community College
MAJOR Nursing
Mitchell Heavican
NAME Mitchell Heavican
PARENTS Joe and Sue Heavican
COUNTY POSITION Susan is the Colfax County Highway Department Office Manager
HIGH SCHOOL Schuyler Central High School
COLLEGE Nebraska Wesleyan University
Jordan Hoeft
NAME Jordan Hoeft
PARENTS Tim and Lisa Hoeft
COUNTY POSITION Tim is the Phelps County Attorney
HIGH SCHOOL Holdrege High School
COLLEGE University of Nebraska - Lincoln
MAJOR Undeclared
Grady Frickey
NAME Grady Frickey
PARENTS Mr. & Mrs. Jon Wilke and Karen Shultz
COUNTY POSITION Jonathan is a Patrol Operator in Buffalo County
HIGH SCHOOL Kearney High School
COLLEGE University of Nebraska - Kearney
MAJOR Pre-Architecture
Ryan Taylor
NAME Ryan Taylor
PARENTS Gwen Taylor and the late Mike Taylor
COUNTY POSITION Gwen is the Deputy Box Butte County Clerk
HIGH SCHOOL Alliance High School
COLLEGE Southeast Community College
MAJOR Diesel Mechanics
Hannah Walgren
NAME Hannah Walgren
PARENTS Scott and Jackie Walgren
COUNTY POSITION Scott is a Mechanic and Large Equipment Operator for Polk County
HIGH SCHOOL Osceola High School
COLLEGE University of Nebraska - Lincoln
MAJOR Pre-Medicine
Carley Yates
NAME Carley Yates
PARENTS Steve and Deb Yates
COUNTY POSITION Steve is a Fillmore County Commissioner
HIGH SCHOOL Fillmore Central High School
COLLEGE Southeast Community College - Lincoln
MAJOR Radiologic Technology