End of Year Awards & Honors
Posted May 23, 2019
Jamie Davis, Westside High School
- Congratulations to WHS Teacher and Girls Varsity Basketball Assistant Coach Jamie Davis, named Metro Conference Assistant Coach of the Year for 2018-2019! Thank you, Coach Davis, for your work with our student athletes!
Project SEARCH Graduates
- Congratulations to Westside’s nine 2019 graduates of the Project SEARCH program! These students worked hard all year through a partnership between Children’s Hospital and Medical Center and Westside’s Special Services department. Many of these graduates now have full-time jobs lined up! Congratulations, Warriors – we are proud of you!
- Back to front, left to right… Veronica Marshall, Thomas Dowling, Brook Whetstone, Sam Winter, Tony Cantu, Collin Curfman, Tony Carabantes-Betchel, Samantha Droz, Josh Beckley)
Grant Jabenis, Westside High School
- Congratulations to Grant Jabenis, 2019 Individual Metro Conference Champion for Boys Varsity Golf! Grant, who also played in the US Open Qualifying Round at Champions Run this month, was a top finisher at the NSAA State Championships!
UNMC Alliance Graduates
- Congratulations to Westside’s five UNMC High School Alliance graduates! This highly selective program allows students to observe, shadow, and take college-level classes from University of Nebraska Medical Center doctors, nurses, pharmacists, physical therapists, public health advocates, researchers and other health care professionals. Students, if accepted after applying as sophomores and juniors, attend Westside High in the morning and attend classes at UNMC every afternoon, studying a range of health care topics, such as human anatomy, biomedical research, and medical decision-making.
- Congratulations to Roshan Sapkota, Laina Bayles, Brennan Zatechka, Grace Berentson, and Ethan Goldner!
Outstanding Students of Westside High School
- Congratulations to the students recognized with 9-10-11 Awards Night as Outstanding Students at Westside High School. Staff choose these remarkable students based on the following criteria: Citizenship, Leadership, Character, Scholarship and Participation.
- 9th Grade, Kaitlyn Hanna, Benjamin Kutler (shown in photo)
- 10th Grade: Camille Beaulieu, Cade Haberman
- 11th Grade: Abigail Hellman, Theodore Jansen
Westside CAPS Program
- Congratulations to the graduates of the 2019 Westside CAPS program! These talented students have visited local businesses, earned apprenticeships, and have a head start on pursuing their future careers!
NCPA Academic All-State Awards, Spring 2019
- The Nebraska School Activities Association (NSAA) is pleased to announce the student recipients of the Spring 2018-19 Nebraska Chiropractic Physicians Association (NCPA) Academic All-State Awards. Since 2006 this NSAA Award Program has recognized students who meet the criteria for nomination by their school in the season of their activity. Each year the NSAA and the NCPA recognize students during Fall, Winter and Spring Seasons who are nominated by their schools for their individual academic excellence, leadership and significant contributions in their NSAA activity.
- Baseball, Harrison Kreiling
- Journalism, Madigan Brodsky
- Journalism, Georgia Wimmer
- Music, Cynthia France
- Music, Connor Smith
- Boys Soccer, Ethan Goldner
- Girls Soccer ,Sylvia Fehr
- Girls Soccer, Georgia Wimmer
- Girls Tennis, Claire Bonnett
- Girls Tennis, Julia Steiner
- Boys Track & Field, Samir Ali
- Boys Track & Field, Dylan Folda
- Girls Track & Field, Eva Collins
- Girls Track & Field, Mia Garrett
Emily Kutler, Westside High School
- Congratulations to Emily Kutler, Senior at Westside High School, who reinstated WHS as a No Place for Hate school. Emily was awarded the Anti-Defamation League Bucky Greenberg Scholarship earlier this month.
- Click here to watch a story about Emily’s work, by Dalaun Dillard and KETV!
Tommy Rowe, Westside High School
- Congratulations to Tommy Rowe, senior at Westside High School, and winner of the Horatio Alger Denny Sanford Scholar. He will receive $10,000 towards his Bachelors Degree at the University of South Dakota. Way to go, Tommy!
Westside DECA Team
- Congratulations to the Westside DECA team, who represented our district and state well at the 2019 National Competition in Florida! 18 Westside students placed in the Top 20% at the National DECA championships, an amazing accomplishment, as there are over 15,000 students that competed!
- Top Placers: Yousra Abdulrazip, Katie Duggan, Jordan Bowen, Lily Bruner, Delaney Butrous, Olivia Murphy, Ethan Goldner, Mathew Sutej, Alex Goldstein, Kaitlyn Ketelsen, Jack Kinney, Hannah-Kate Kinney, Morgan Mumford, Elizabeth Robinson, Margot Ruff, Tierney Schirmer, Biruk Tewodros, Bryson Wood
Melissa Smith, RN, Westside Middle School
- CONGRATULATIONS to Westside Middle School Nurse Melissa Smith, RN, named the 2019 Excellence in School Nursing/Nebraska School Nurse of the Year! Melissa will represent Nebraska at the Nat’l School Nurse Conference in Las Vegas in June 2020!
- Click here to read more!
Seal of Biliteracy Recipients, Westside High School
- Congratulations to the Westside World Languages students who have earned the Seal of Biliteracy! These students have taken a nationally recognized exam and scored high enough to be certified as literate in two languages. The Seal of Biliteracy is an award given by our school district in recognition of students who have studied and attained proficiency in two or more languages by high school graduation. Recipients will have this seal on their transcript as a statement of accomplishment for future employers and for college admissions. The Seal of Biliteracy is a statement of accomplishment awarded that indicates the mastery of two or more languages is important. It honors the skills our students attain and helps to signal evidence of a student’s readiness for career and college, as well as for engagement as a global citizen.
- Emily Kutler, English & Spanish
- Alaina Mann, English & Spanish
- Laurel Nelson, English & French
- Chase Piper, English & Latin
- Shay Snow, English & Latin
- Justin Solheim, English & German
- Mackenzye Swan, English & Spanish
- Elizabeth Thomas, English & French
- Barbara (Libby) Whitlow, English & Latin
- Emily Yelinek, English & Spanish
- Samantha Alvarez-Olvera, English & Spanish
- Allissandra Bequette, English & Latin
- Malia Battafarano, English & Spanish
- Madigan Brodsky, English & Latin
- Claire Denker, English & German
- Anne DeVries, English & Spanish
- Claire Garman, English & French
- Jillian Jones, English & Latin
- Neha Khalid, English & Spanish
- Kelly Kroeger, English & Spanish
Erik Henry, Westside High School
- Congratulations to Westside High School senior Erik Henry, chosen as one of 10 students to participate in the Geoscience Bridge Program! This is a field camp to help students explore the geology of Nebraska, the Medicine Bow Mountains and the Black Hills.This event will be in July of 2019 and provides a unique opportunity for students to determine if a career in the geosciences is the correct path for them.
Erik will be attending UNL in the fall and is planning to major in the Environmental Sciences Program. Congratulations, Erik!
Metro Conference Scholar Athletes
- Congratulations to the following Westside High School students recognized as Metro Conference Scholar-Athletes!
- Samir Ali
- Katherine Andersen
- Laina Bayles
- Grace Berentson
- Lily Bowman
- Sylvia Fehr
- Lilian Fogland
- Mia Garrett
- Emery Gigantelli
- Kellen Goc
- Ethan Goldner
- Jackson Hanus
- Eva Houston
- Janna Johnson
- Marlene Loo
- Alaina Mann
- Jackson McVea
- Ryley Nolin
- Daniel Opperman
- Samual Parsonage
- Ian Pinhero
- Elizabeth Robinson
- Paul Schmidt
- Shay Snow
- Justin Solheim
- Georgia Wimmer
- Daniel Wood
- Brennan Zatechka
Alexa Marshall (Hillside), Tonja Sullivan (Westside Middle School), Gillian Tvrdik (Westbrook)
- Congratulations to Westside Educational Assistants Alexa Marshall (Hillside) and Tonja Sullivan (Westside Middle School) awarded $500 Classified Staff Scholarships thanks to the Westside Foundation!
- Congratulations to Westbrook Teacher Gillian Tvrdik, awarded a $500 Graduate Scholarship thanks to the Westside Foundation!
- These wonderful Westside employees were surprised by administrators and Foundation leaders earlier this month. Our thanks to the Westside Foundation for supporting our educators!