January Awards and Honors
Posted December 20, 2018
Ben Brooks, Westside Middle School
- Ben Brooks, 7th grader at Westside Middle School, is part of a local team that qualified for the National Battle of the Books for Deaf and Hard of Hearing in Washington DC! This is the fist time an Omaha team has qualified for nationals; Ben thrived in independent competition, given only two minutes to prepare and present an answer to an impromptu question on one of three books assigned to his team. Ben and his team, Nebraska North, will compete at Gallaudet University in March – good luck, Ben!
Alicia Gubalke, Westside High School
- Alicia Gubalke, 9th grader at Westside High School, is the first female student athlete in Westside history to win an all-girls tournament! Gubalke won a December tournament in Nebraska City. “Westside has had girls place in tournaments before, but never a champion!” Head Coach Mike Jernigan told Westside Wired’s Jonathan Snover. (Click here to read more!) Congratulations, Alicia!
Kim Dickhut, Swanson Elementary
- Congratulations to 6th Grade Teacher Kim Dickhut, named a Star 104.5 Teacher of the Week! The morning radio team surprised Dickhut, a 2018 Schrager Distinguished Teacher, earlier this week. Click here to watch the presentation. Congratulations, Kim!
Marquasha Swift, West Campus
- Congratulations to Marquasha Swift, 11th grader at West Campus, who has earned 55 credits this semester! In addition to her own school work, Marquasha spends countless hours mentoring Kindergarten students at Swanson Elementary. “She is positive, upbeat, and always keeps a smile on her face,” said Assistant Principal Ericka Payton. “Marquasha is very mature, students look up to her, and staff depends on her. We are happy to have her at West Campus!”
WHS Fall Varsity Athletes
- Congratulations to the 25 Fall Varsity Student Athletes named to All-Metro, All-Conference, and/or All-State Teams! Click here for a complete list!