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WHS Class of 2017

Congratulations WHS Class of 2017!

The next stage of life for 64 seniors begins on May 7

Congratulations to the Wahoo High School Class of 2017!

This year's senior class celebrated its final day of school on Wednesday, May 3. Graduation was celebrated on Sunday, May 7 at 1:30 p.m. in the high school gymnasium.

Sixty-seven percent of this year's graduates plan to attend a four-year college or university, 20 percent plan to attend a two-year college, 5% will attend a technical or trade school, 3 percent will enlist into a branch of the military, and 5 percent are undecided.

Seniors will attend 22 different post-secondary learning institutions, the largest numbers attending the University of Nebraska at Lincoln (10), the University of Nebraska at Omaha (7), and Doane University (5). Four seniors will enlist in active or reserve military.

This senior class also posted impressive ACT results. Of the 84 percent who took the ACT, 25 seniors scored a 25 or better, and 5 seniors scored a 30 or better! The average ACT score for this class was 23.5 (the state average is 21.4)!

Thirty-two seniors have so far been awarded local scholarships, totaling an estimated $55,000.

Valedictorian

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Corby Brigham

Salutatorian

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Colin Grandgenett

Class Song

"It's Time" by Imagine Dragons

Class Color

Gold

Class Flower

Sunflower

Class Motto

"Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment until it becomes a memory." --Dr. Seuss


Created by WHS Language Arts Instructor Nicole Burg

Scholarships:
Click HERE to see a listing of local scholarship winners. Scholarships were awarded at a reception on Sunday night, April 30. Click HERE to view photos of this year's scholarship winners.

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Winners of the 2017 Delbert and Norma Manske Scholarship pose with Norma. The Manskes owned several businesses in Wahoo and Saunders County, including the Wahoo Livestock Auction Market, for 23 years.

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Pictured from left are Emma Hastings, Terri Elliott, and Josie Schnakenberg. Hastings and Schnakenberg are the recipients of the 2017 Kyle "Flik" Elliott and Chris Roberts Memorial Scholarship.

Members of the Class of 2017:

(* = National Honor Society, § = Academic Honor Graduate)

 Joshua Edward Abbott  *§ Jack Henry Maass
 Seth Edward Anderson  Madeline Diane Mann
 Cannan Michael Baldozier-Schaefer  * Chaleigh Jae Mattson
 *§ Samuel John Brabec  * Caleb Ryan McGill
 *§ Corbin Robert Brigham  Mitchell Ryan McGill
 *§ Hannah Jean Brust  Carleigh Ann Olson
 Saul Scott Carlson  Collin James Ostrand
 Spencer Ephraim Clark  * Tate Johnston Peterson
 Deric Dean Day  Annie Marie Petska
 § Matthew Robert Dobesh  * Hannah Rose Polacek
 Olivier Avery Ellis  Alexis Jo Presley
 Jonathan Eric Flight  Caleb Duane Reyes
 *§ Colin Joseph Grandgenett  Juana Kate Rodriguez-Medina
 *§ Emma Elizabeth Hastings  Jacob Blair Ruzicka
 * Cody Eugene Hayworth  Caleb Cole Schleiger
 Elizabeth Paige Hill  *§ Joselyn Marie Schnakenberg
 Steven Russell Holst  Grace Victoria Siebenaler
 Thomas Amaru Jackson  Cassidy Marie Simon
 Hannah Lucille Janda  * Nathan Isaac Spicka
 Ashley Theresa Jarman  * Lexis Lynn Stuchlik
 *§ Claire Margaret Johnston  Seth Robert Syverson
 Elijah Lee Jorgensen  Ty Joseph Syverson
 Blake Christian Kaiser  * Madison Ann Talbert
 *§ Shawn Nicholas Knowlton  * Tylie Jo Tingelhoff
 Nikita Jo Kopejtka  Courtney Marie Vanek
 Carissa Kiara Koranda  * Ryan Michael Volin
 Cole Thomas Krecklow  Alexander Michael Wagner
 Douglas Gage Lamprecht  * Ryan August Walker
 Alyssa Ann Lewandowski  Lucille Elizabeth Welsh
 Samuel Jan Lindgren  Tiana Lea Wilcox
 Warren David Lindgren  Trevor Corwin Wood
 Mallory Joyce Lindstrom  Jonathan James Wotipka


Senior Plans:

(* indicates National Honor Society Member)

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Joshua Edward Abbott, son of Michelle and Shawn Abbott, will be attending the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and majoring in Accounting.

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Seth Andrew Anderson, son of Lori and Jeff Anderson, will be attending Arizona State University and has not declared his major.

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Cannan Michael Baldozier-Schaefer, son of Toni and Troy Schlueter, will be working in the field of graphic design and retail.

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*Samuel John Brabec, son of Tamara and Robert Brabec, will be attending the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and will major in Electrical Engineering.

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*Corbin Robert Brigham, son of Kim and Rob Brigham, will be attending Creighton University and majoring in Biology/Pre-Medicine.

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*Hannah Jean Brust, daughter of Deana and Russell Brust, will be attending Doane University and majoring in Biology.

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Saul Scott Carlson, son of Kristin and Scott Carlson, will be attending the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and majoring in Computer Engineering.

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Spencer Ephraim Clark, son of Brenda and Jay Clark, has not declared the college at which he will attend but will major in Education.

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Deric Dean Day, son of Jennifer Bateman and Deric Day, will be attending Southeast Community College-Lincoln and majoring in Welding.

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Matthew Robert Dobesh, son of Kathy and Ron Dobesh, will be attending the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and majoring in Animal Science.

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Olivier Avery Ellis, son of Lou Ewers and Michael Ellis, will be attending Peru State College and majoring in Math Education.

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Jonathan Eric Flight, son of Audra Exline, will be attending Northwest Missouri State and majoring in Agricultural Science.

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*Colin Joseph Grandgenett, son of Lynn and John Grandgenett, will be attending Creighton University and majoring in Chemistry.

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*Emma Elizabeth Hastings, daughter of Lisa and Doug Hastings, will be attending University of Nebraska-Lincoln and majoring in Chemistry/Pre-Medicine.

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*Cody Eugene Hayworth, son of Staci and Curtis Hayworth, will be attending University of Nebraska-Omaha and majoring in Computer Science.

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Elizabeth Paige Hill, daughter of Tobi and Kurt Hill, will be attending University of Nebraska-Omaha and majoring in Pre-Pharmacy.

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Steven Russell Holst, son of Amy and Adam Holst, will be attending Southeast Community College and majoring in Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Study.

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Thomas Amaru Jackson, son of Mindy Jackson and Jeremy Meyer, will be attending Southeast Community College and has not declared his major.

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Hannah Lucille Janda, daughter of Michelle and Jim Janda, will be attending Nebraska Methodist College and majoring in Nursing.

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Ashley Theresa Jarman, daughter of Michelle and Scott Jarman, will be attending Wayne State College and majoring in Elementary/Early Childhood Education.

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*Claire Margaret Johnston, daughter of Candi and Troy Johnston, will be attending University of Kansas and majoring in Pre-Pharmacy.

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Elijah Lee Jorgenson, son of Janice and Kent Jorgenson, will be attending Southeast Community College-Milford and majoring in Precision Machining.

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Blake Christian Kaiser, son of Michelle and Todd Kaiser, will be attending Wayne State College and majoring in Sports Management.

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*Shawn Nicholas Knowlton, son of Carrie and Shawn Knowlton, will be attending University of Nebraska-Lincoln and majoring in Computer Science/Computational Physics.

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Nikita Jo Kopejtka, daughter of Tagge Else and Lyle Kopejtka, will be attending Metropolitan Community College and has not declared her major.

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Carissa Kiara Koranda, daughter of Michelle and Robbie Koranda, will be attending Bryan College of Health Sciences and majoring in Nursing.

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Cole Thomas Krecklow, son of Michelle and Brent Krecklow, will be joining the U.S. Marines and majoring in Welding.

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Douglas Gage Lamprecht, son of Clint Lamprecht, will be attending University of Nebraska-Lincoln and majoring in Agricultural Business.

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Alyssa Ann Lewandowski, daughter of Terri and Adrian Lewandowski, will be attending Doane University and majoring in Early Childhood Education.

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Samuel Jan Lindgren, son of Joan and Dave Lindgren, will be attending Nebraska Wesleyan University and majoring in Health and Human Performance.

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Warren David Lindgren, son of Suzanne and Norm Lindgren, will be attending Southeast Community College-Milford and majoring in Heating, Ventilation and Air-Conditioning Technology.

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Mallory Joyce Lindstrom, daughter of Bev and Joel Lindstrom, will be attending the University of Nebraska-Omaha and majoring in Speech Pathology.

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*Jack Henry Maass, son of Shelley and Bob Maass, will be attending Iowa State University and majoring in Chemical Engineering.

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Madeline Diane Mann, daughter of Andi and Brandon Mann, will be attending the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and majoring in Conservation Biology.

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*Chaleigh Jae Mattson, daughter of Kelli and Rod Mattson, will be attending Midland University and majoring in Elementary Education.

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*Caleb Ryan McGill, son of Angie and Sam McGill, will be attending the University of Nebraska-Omaha and majoring in Aviation.

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*Mitchell Ryan McGill, son of Alison and Mark McGill, will be attending Doane University and has not declared his major.

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Carleigh Ann Olson, daughter of Angela and Steven Olson, will be attending Nebraska Methodist College and majoring in Nursing/Spanish for Healthcare Professionals.

Collin James Ostrand, son of Penny and Jeff Ostrand, will be attending Metropolitan Community College and majoring in Automotive Technology.

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*Tate Johnston Peterson, son of Kristine and James Peterson, will be attending the University of Nebraska-Omaha and has not declared his major.

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Annie Marie Petska, daughter of Lisa and Bob Petska, will be attending Northwest Missouri State University and has not declared her major.

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*Hannah Rose Polacek, daughter of Dianne and Doug Polacek, will be attending Nebraska Wesleyan University and majoring in Pre-Health.

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Alexis Jo Presley, daughter of Connie and Blaine Presley, will be attending the University of Nebraska-Omaha and has not declared her major.

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Caleb Duane Reyes, son of April Crowley and Ramon Reyes, will be attending Peru State College and majoring in Computer Science.

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Juana Kate Rodriguez-Medina, daughter of Abigail and Antonio Rodriguez, has not declared the college at which she will attend.

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Jacob Blair Ruzicka, son of Vicki and John Ruzicka, will be attending Northwest Missouri State University and majoring in Agricultural Business.

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Caleb Cole Schleiger, son of Jami Thompson, will be attending Southeast Community College-Milford and has not declared his major.

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*Joselyn Marie Schnakenberg, daughter of Kim and Jamie Schnakenberg, will be attending Doane University and majoring in Physical Education/Exercise Science.

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Grace Victoria Siebenaler, daughter of Lisa and Parry Siebenaler, will be attending York College and majoring in Business.

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Cassidy Marie Simon, daughter of Kimberly and Chad Simon, will be attending Peru State College and majoring in Pre-Health.

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*Nathan Isaac Spicka, son of Sara and Robert Spicka, will be attending Midland University and has not declared his major.

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*Lexis Lynn Stuchlik, daughter of Joyce and Ken Stuchlik, will be attending Doane University and majoring in Business Administration.

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Seth Robert Syverson, son of Connie and Tom Syverson, will be attending Chandler-Gilbert Community College and has not declared his major.

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Ty Joseph Syverson, son of Connie and Tom Syverson, will be attending Chandler-Gilbert Community College and majoring in Exercise Science.

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*Madison Ann Talbert, daughter of Sarah and Mark Talbert, will be attending the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and majoring in Marketing/Minor in Spanish.

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*Tylie Jo Tingelhoff, daughter of Mary and Scott Tingelhoff, will be attending Nebraska Wesleyan University and majoring in Musical Theatre and Music Education.

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Courtney Marie Vanek, daughter of Michelle and Ryan Vanek, will be attending Northeast Community College and has not declared her major.

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*Ryan Michael Volin, son of Beth and Ron Volin, will be attending Iowa State University and majoring in Mechanical Engineering.

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Alexander Michael Wagner, son of Susan and Craig Wagner, will be attending Midland University and majoring in Music or Computer Technology.

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*Ryan August Walker, son of Linda and Drew Walker, will be attending the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and majoring in Agricultural Engineering.

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Lucille Elizabeth Welsh, daughter of Sara and Dylan Welsh, plans on enlisting into the U.S. Air Force where she plans to be assigned to Security Forces.

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Tiana Lea Wilcox, daughter of Debora and Glen Wilcox, will be attending Southeast Community College and majoring in EMT/Paramedic.

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Trevor Corwin Wood, son of Jennifer and Terry Wood, will be attending Southeast Community College and majoring in Computer Science.

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Jonathan James Wotipka, son of Deb and Jim Wotipka, will be attending the University of Nebraska-Omaha and majoring in Criminal Justice.

Congratulations WHS Class of 2017!

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