The University of Nebraska-Lincoln honored Nebraska eighth-graders for their academic excellence, leadership and perseverance May 10, 2017 at the Nebraska Union. Two Wauneta-Palisade eighth graders, Haylee Sandman, left, and Payton Yearous, right, were recognized. They are shown above with Amy Williams, Nebraska Women’s Head Basketball Coach.
Two WP eighth graders honored in Lincoln
Sandman and Yearous were honored in Big Red Stars, a program designed to recognize outstanding eighth-grade students in Nebraska. Recipients were nominated by school principals and guidance counselors for showcasing strong leadership skills and academic promise.
The ceremony was sponsored by UNL and EducationQuest. Highlights of the event included individual recognition and awards and special remarks from Williams and Valeria Rodriguez, student keynote speaker.