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WHS Class of 2021 (caption posted at bottom of webpage)

Congratulations WHS Class of 2021!

Wahoo's seniors ready to take on the world

Congratulations to the Wahoo High School Class of 2021!

created by Tessa Gatewood

This year's senior class celebrated its final day of school on Wednesday, May 5. Graduation was celebrated on Sunday, May 9 at 1:30 p.m. in the high school gymnasium.

Forty-nine percent of this year's graduates plan to attend a four-year college or university, 30 percent plan to attend a two-year college, 14 percent will join the workforce or are undecided about their future choice, and seven percent will enlist into a branch of the military.

Seniors will attend 23 different post-secondary learning institutions, the largest numbers attending Southeast Community College (14), the University of Nebraska at Lincoln (13), and the University of Nebraska at Kearney (4).

This senior class also realized success on the ACT: 10 seniors scored a 25 or better, and 3 seniors scored a 30 or better.

Seventy-five percent of seniors applied for local scholarships. More than $80,000 in local scholarships were awarded to this year's senior class.

Valedictorian & Salutatorian


Congratulations WHS Class of 2021 Salutatorian Elle Glock and Valedictorian Alyssa Luedtke!

Scholarships

Click HERE to view a listing of local scholarship winners. Scholarships were awarded at a reception on Sunday, May 2.

Class Song

"If This Is the Last Time" by LANY

Class Color

Gold

Class Flower

Blue & White Carnation

Class Motto

"There are far, far better things ahead than any we leave behind." --C.S. Lewis

Members of the Class of 2021:

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

Emily Jean Abolins                     Cadie Jo Mattson
Austin Michael Hanalei Arney   Xander Thomas McClain
Maxwell Keaton Barton-Thies   Chase Aaron McGill
Brooke Elizabeth Borrenpohl   Haley Lynn Meduna
Jordan Avery Broome   Marissa Louise Meduna
Emma Elizabeth Bruce   Louis Steven Morley
Eric Matthew Claussen   * Jazlyn Kai Nelson
 * Samuel Benjamin DuBois   Taten Jacob Nelson
Sierra Rose Duckworth   Justin Jesse Nuckolls
Kharissa Marvene Eddie   Caleb Alan Obert
Noah Alexander Eivins   Kaylia Marie Pratt
* § Tessa Lauren Grace Gatewood   § Payton Alexander Ricks
* § Elle Lane Glock   Melanie Rae Robinson
§ Toni Kay Greenfield   Sean Patrick Rowe
Hayden Anthony Griego   Zachary Louis Sanderson
Zachary Randal Hamling    Haylie Onalee Schall
Cooper Christian Hancock   * Olivia Louise Scott
Daven Reeve Harrington   * § Kelsie Rae Sears
* Elizabeth Lenore Hatfield   Micah Joel Sears
* § Greeley Brynn Hauswald   Gage Vernon Sherman
Aja Rane Henderson   Harrison Louis Siebenaler
Matthew Wayne Holdsworth   * Brody Thomas Specht
Aaron John Ickler   § Avery Eileen Spicka
Trevor Luke Kasischke   Rachel Marie Steele
* § Lauren Jean Kavan   § Courtney Ann Strait
* § Mikah Ann Kavan   * Sydney Sage Stuchlik
Triston Andrew Keeney   Elexia Renae Stuck
Landon Dakota King   Nathen Ryan Sudik
Grant Joseph Kolterman   * Sarah Beth Sutton
Benjamin Eli Krivanek   Melody Jade Michelle Vasa
* Sebastian William Lausterer   Noah Michael Visger
* Sara Josie Lindgren   Faith Mackenzie Westlund
* Rachel Paloma Loya   * Brett Michael Whitaker
§ Alyssa Anne Luedtke   Kennedy Rose Wobker
Megan Marie Marrs   Andrew Bowen Wolf
* Madison Kendal Masek   Johnathan Nathaniel Wolf


Senior Plans


Emily Jean Abolins is the daughter of Tracy Abolins. She plans to attend Wayne State College and major in Nursing.


Austin Michael Hanalei Arney is the son of Kim and Michael Arney. He plans to attend the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and major in Geology.


Maxwell Keaton Barton-Thies is the son of Barbara Anderson and Kyle Barton. He plans to attend Peru State College and major in Psychology.


Brooke Elizabeth Borrenpohl is the daughter of Liz Bartels and Jon Borrenpohl and the step daughter of Erica Borrenpohl and Tony Bartels. She plans to attend Southeast Community College-Lincoln and enroll in the Pharmacy Technician program.


Jordan Avery Broome is the grandson of Judi and Todd Storm. He plans to attend Southeast Community College-Lincoln and major in Business Communications.


Emma Elizabeth Bruce is the daughter of Amy and Chad Bruce. She plans to attend University College Dublin in Ireland and major in International Studies.


Eric Matthew Claussen is the son of Ann and Doug Claussen. He was an early graduate and planned to enter the workforce after graduation.


Samuel Benjamin DuBois is the son of Sue and Dave DuBois. He has enlisted in the Nebraska National Guard and will also attend the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and major in Computer Science. He is a member of the National Honor Society.


Sierra Rose Duckworth is the daughter of Corinna Boles and Tye Duckworth. She plans to attend the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and major in Business.


Kharissa Marvene Eddie is the daughter of Mandy and Brett Eddie. She plans to attend Northwest Missouri State University and her major is undeclared.  She is a member of the National Honor Society.


Noah Alexander Eivins is the son of Laura and Duane Eivins. He has enlisted in the United States Army.


Tessa Lauren Grace Gatewood is the daughter of Tracy and Tim Gatewood. She plans to attend the University of Nebraska-Kearney and major in Communication Disorders/Speech Pathology. She is a Wahoo High School academic honor graduate and a member of the National Honor Society.


Elle Lane Glock is the daughter of Patricia and Jason Glock. She plans to attend the University of Southern California and major in Biology. She is a Wahoo High School academic honor graduate and a member of the National Honor Society.


Toni Kay Greenfield is the daughter of Lindsey and Steve Greenfield. She plans to attend the University of Nebraska-Kearney and her major is undeclared. She is a Wahoo High School academic honor graduate.


Hayden Anthony Griego is the son of Ginger and Dan Sloup. He plans to attend the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and major in Business Adminstration.


Zachary Randal Hamling is the son of Melody and Randy Hamling. He plans to attend Metropolitan Community College and major in Computer Science.


Cooper Christian Hancock is the son of Eric and Traci Hancock. He plans to attend Doane University and major in Mechanical Engineering.


Daven Reeve Harrington is the son of Emily and Stanley Harrington. He plans to attend Mid-Plains Community College and major in Automotive Restoration.


Elizabeth Lenore Hatfield is the daughter of Jamie and Jason Hatfield. She was an early graduate and planned to attend Southeast Community College and major in Nursing after graduation. She is a member of the National Honor Society.


Greeley Brynn Hauswald is the daughter of Tyler and Shannon Hauswald. She plans to attend Nebraska Wesleyan University and major in Biological Sciences. She is a Wahoo High School academic honor graduate and a member of the National Honor Society.


Aja Rane Henderson is the daughter of Shelly and Jesse Henderson. She plans to attend Midland University and major in Elementary Education.


Matthew Wayne Holdsworth is the son of Kim and Dan Holdsworth. His postsecondary plans include enlisting in the United States military.


Aaron John Ickler is the son of Angie and Randy Ickler. His college choice is undeclared and he plans to major in Business Management.


Trevor Luke Kasischke is the son of Tiffany and Josh Kasischke. He plans to attend Hastings College and major in Exercise Science.


Lauren Jean Kavan is the daughter of Sandra and Norm Kavan. She plans to attend Northeast Community College and major in Animal Science/Business. She is a Wahoo High School academic honor graduate and a member of the National Honor Society.


Mikah Ann Kavan is the daughter of Missie and Adam Kavan. She plans to attend Southeast Community College and her major is Health Sciences. She is a Wahoo High School academic honor graduate and a member of the National Honor Society.


Triston Andrew Keeney is the son of Laura and Paul Keeney. He plans to attend Southeast Community College and major in Business.


Landon Dakota King is the son of Melody and Randy Hamling and Thomas King. His college choice is undeclared and he plans to major in Psychology.


Grant Joseph Kolterman is the son of Darlene and John Kolterman. He plans to attend Southeast Community College and major in Agribusiness.


Benjamin Eli Krivanek is the son of Amanda Krivanek and Joshua Krivanek. He plans to attend Southeast Community College and his major is undeclared.


Sebastian William Lausterer is the son of Jessie and Nick Lausterer. He plans to attend the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and major in Construction Management. He is a member of the National Honor Society.


Sara Josie Lindgren is the daughter of Joan and David Lindgren. She plans to attend Nebraska Wesleyan University and major in Music Education. She is a member of the National Honor Society.


Rachel Paloma Loya is the daughter of Socorro and Luis Loya. She plans to attend the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and major in Architecture. She is a member of the National Honor Society.


Alyssa Anne Luedtke is the daughter of Kristin and Walker Luedtke. She plans to attend Nebraska Wesleyan University and major in Nursing. She is a Wahoo High School academic honor graduate and a member of the National Honor Society.


Megan Marie Marrs is the daughter of Donna and Don Marrs. She plans to attend Southeast Community College and major is Graphic Design.


Madison Kendal Masek is the daughter of Cheryl and Cory Masek. She plans to attend Midland University and major in Business Administration. She is a member of the National Honor Society.


Cadie Jo Mattson is the daughter of Kelli and Rod Mattson. She plans to attend the University of Nebraska-Kearney and major in Elementary Education.


Xander Thomas McClain is the son of Sunshine and Joe McClain. His postsecondary plans are undeclared.


Chase Aaron McGill is the son of Angela and Samuel McGill. His college choice is undeclared and he plans to major in Engineering.


Haley Lynn Meduna is the daughter of Tammy and Greg Meduna. She plans to attend Northeast Community College and major in Agribusiness/Animal Science.


Marissa Louise Meduna is the daughter of Tammy and Greg Meduna. She plans to attend Northeast Community College and major in Agribusiness.


Louis Steven Morley is the son of Michelle and Jacob Morgan. He plans to enter the workforce after graduation.


Jazlyn Kai Nelson is the daughter of Brooke and Trever Nelson. She plans to attend the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture and major in Veterinary Technology and Livestock Industry Management. She is a member of the National Honor Society.


Taten Jacob Nelson is the son of Josey and Steve Nelson. He plans to attend the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and major in Business.


Justin Jesse Nuckolls is the son of Mary and Jesse Nuckolls. He has enlisted in the United States Marine Corps.


Caleb Alan Obert is the son of Rhonda Obert and Eric Obert. He plans to attend Southeast Community College-Milford and enroll in the John Deere Technical Program.


Kaylia Marie Pratt is the daughter of Sandra Pratt. She plans to attend Southeast Community College and major in Business/Entrepreneurship.


Payton Alexander Ricks is the son of Holly Langemeier and Jason Ricks. He plans to attend Iowa State University and major in Chemical Engineering. He is a Wahoo High School academic honor graduate.

Melanie Rae Robinson is the daughter of Tammy and Rick Robinson. She was an early graduate and her postsecondary plans were undeclared.


Sean Patrick Rowe is the son of Jeannine Lambrecht-Rowe and Michael Rowe. He plans to attend Hastings College and major in Studio/Digital Art.


Zachary Louis Sanderson is the son of Patty and Dan Sanderson. He plans to attend the Nebraska Transition College and his major is undeclared.


Haylie Onalee Schall is the daughter of Rebecca Schall and Adam Ferris. Her postsecondary plans are undeclared.


Olivia Louise Scott is the daughter of Lisa and Jon Scott. She plans to attend the University of Nebraska-Kearney and major in Communication Disorders/Speech Pathology.  She is a member of the National Honor Society.


Kelsie Rae Sears is the daughter of Erin and Jeff Buckmaster and Jason Sears. She plans to attend the College of Saint Mary and major in Nursing.  She is a Wahoo High School academic honor graduate and a member of the National Honor Society.


Micah Joel Sears is the son of Erin and Jeff Buckmaster and Jason Sears. He plans to attend the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and major in Construction Management.


Gage Vernon Sherman is the son of Natalie and Eric Sherman. He plans to attend the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and major in Computer Science.


Harrison Louis Siebenaler is the son of Lisa and Parry Siebenaler. He has enlisted in the United States Army.


Brody Thomas Specht is the son of Candace and Jim Specht. He plans to attend South Dakota State University and major in Electrical Engineering/Computer Sciences. He is a member of the National Honor Society.


Avery Eileen Spicka is the daughter of Sara and Robert Spicka. She plans to enroll at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and major in Music Education. She is a Wahoo High School academic honor graduate and a member of the National Honor Society.


Rachel Marie Steele is the daughter of Connie Edwards and Mark Steele. She plans to attend the Capitol School of Hairstyling and Esthetics.


Courtney Ann Strait is the daughter of Tiana and Terry Strait. She plans to attend the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and her major is undeclared. She is a Wahoo High School academic honor graduate.


Sydney Sage Stuchlik is the daughter of Joyce and Ken Stuchlik. She plans to attend the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and major in Pre-Law. She is a member of the National Honor Society.


Elexia Renae Stuck is the daughter of Jennifer Novak and Michael Stuck. She was an early graduate and her postsecondary plans were undeclared.


Nathen Ryan Sudik is the son of Deb and Steven Sudik. He plans to attend Metropolitan Community College and his major is Computer Science.


Sarah Beth Sutton is the daughter of Holly and Matthew Sutton. She plans to attend Southeast Community College and enroll in the Academic Transfer Program. She is a member of the National Honor Society.


Melody Jade Michelle Vasa is the daughter of Marie and Josh Akerson and Jordan Vasa. She was an early graduate and planned to attend the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and major in Elementary Special Education.


Noah Michael Visger is the son Jodi and Ryan Hurst and Mike Visger. He plans to attend Southeast Community College and enroll in the Academic Transfer Program.


Faith Mackenzie Westlund is the daughter of Tina and Scott Westlund. She was an early graduate and planned to enroll at Ohio University and major in Architectural Design.


Brett Michael Whitaker is the son of Rachel and Jeff Whitaker. He plans to attend the University of Kansas and major in Business Administration/Marketing. He is a member of the National Honor Society.


Kennedy Rose Wobker is the daughter of Charlotte McGill and Kevin Wobker. She plans to attend Wayne State College and major in Music Industry.


Andrew Bowen Wolf is the son of Phyllis and Larry Wolf. He plans to attend Southeast Community College and major in Accounting.


Johnathan Nathaniel Wolf is the son of Phyllis and Larry Wolf. He plans to attend Southeast Community College and major in Computer Science.

13 Years Together!

Classmates for 13 years, back row (from left): Noah Eivins, Justin Nuckolls, Harry Siebenaler. Fourth row: Greeley Hauswald, Sam DuBois, Kennedy Wobker, Avery Spicka, Rachel Steele, Sara Lindgren, Austin Arney, Chase McGill, Sean Rowe. Third row: Haylie Schall, Megan Marrs, Emma Bruce, Brooke Borrenpohl, Kaylia Pratt, Caleb Obert, Matthew Holdsworth. Second row: Madison Masek, Cadie Mattson, Aja Henderson, Sierra Duckworth, Hayden Griego, Gage Sherman, Tate Nelson, Jordan Broome, Micah Sears, Cooper Hancock, Trevor Kasischke. Front row: Faith Westlund, Rachel Loya, Kelsie Sears, Courtney Strait, Kharissa Eddie, Sydney Stuchlik, Brett Whitaker, Grant Kolterman, Sebastian Lausterer, Payton Ricks. (photo courtesy Kate DeCoste)

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Wahoo High School Class of 2021 (pictured at the top of this page), back row (from left): Nathen Sudik, Zach Sanderson, Daven Harrington, Noah Eivins, Justin Nuckolls, Harrison Siebenaler, Xander McClain. Sixth row: Noah Visger, Johnathan Wolf, Andrew Wolf, Sean Rowe, Eric Claussen. fifth row: Haylie Schall, Louis Morley, Sam DuBois, Kennedy Wobker, Avery Spicka, Rachel Steele, Sara Lindgren, Austin Arney, Chase McGill, Benjamin Krivanek. Fourth row: Greeley Hauswald, Megan Marrs, Emma Bruce, Brooke Borrenpohl, Elizabeth Hatfield, Kaylia Pratt, Sarah Sutton, Landon King, Lane Huisman, Gage Jackson, Caleb Obert, Matthew Holdsworth. Third row: Jazlyn Nelson, Madison Masek, Cadie Mattson, Aja Henderson, Sierra Duckworth, Hayden Griego, Gage Sherman, Tate Nelson, Jordan Broome, Micah Sears, Cooper Hancock, Triston Keeney. Second row: Toni Greenfield, Olivia Scott, Rachel Loya, Kelsie Sears, Courtney Strait, Elle Glock, Sydney Stuchlik, Alyssa Luedtke, Grant Kolterman, Brody Specht, Trevor Kasischke. Front row: Kharissa Eddie, Faith Westlund, Lauren Kavan, Tessa Gatewood, Aaron Ickler, Brett Whitaker, Sebastian Lausterer, Payton Ricks. (photo courtesy Kate DeCoste)

 

 

Congratulations WHS Class of 2021!

Rachel Whitaker
Colon, NEAccountant

May 05, 2021

Way to go seniors!!! You have been given the tools for success. Now go use them! Go out every day with intent! Whoot woo!