The good news just keeps coming regarding National Merit Scholarship semifinalists and Wahoo High School students! Officials of National Merit Scholarship Corporation ( NMSC ) announced the names of approximately 16,000 Semifinalists in the 2022 National Merit Scholarship Program . These academically talented high school seniors have an opportunity to continue in the competition for some 7,600 National Merit Scholarships worth more than $31 million that will be offered next spring. Wahoo High School senior Ben Thrasher has been named a 2022 National Merit Scholarship Semifinalist. The nationwide pool of . . .
U.S. Bank and the Nebraska School Activities Association ( NSAA ) are proud to announce the 2021-22 local school winners of the Believers & Achievers award . Believers & Achievers is a state-wide program designed by U.S. Bank and the NSAA to give recognition to Nebraska’s future leaders . . . honoring those most noted for their commitment to citizenship, school involvement, and community projects. This year's local Wahoo High School winners are seniors Abigail Borchers, Mya Larson, and Carson Lavaley. Borchers, Larson, and Lavaley will now compete from local finalists throughout the state. In October, 48 Nebraska high school seniors . . .
(This article was printed in the September/October 2021 issue of Nebraska Life Magazine , and is re-posted here with permission.) Nebraska has produced its fair share of residents who have made a difference across our state and around the world. The following five stories of a writer, a scientist, a musician, a movie maker and a sports hero all hail from the same Saunders County community. This quality quintet leaves us wondering: what’s in Wahoo’s water? Big Screen Legend Darryl F. Zanuck photo courtesy Saunders County Historical Society & Museum Playing hooky led to this Wahoo native having stars in his eyes . . .
As high schools begin a third school year of sports and other activities impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, a familiar issue continues to challenge administrators nationwide: finding enough individuals to officiate all scheduled contests. In some states, Friday Night Lights have become Thursday or Saturday Night Lights as teams consider playing on alternate dates to accommodate the lack of individuals to officiate games. The shortage of officials in high school – and middle school – sports has been a growing concern for several years – in large part due to unsportsmanlike behavior by parents and other adult fans. Now, additional sports . . .