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Westside’s Plautz named 2018 Scholar Athlete

Westside’s Dylan Plautz has been recognized as a Scholar Athlete by the 2018 Greater Omaha Sports Committee.

Plautz, accompanied by his parents, Westside High School Principal Jay Opperman, and Athletic Director Tom Kerkman, was recognized at the Greater Omaha Sports Committee Banquet earlier this week. Plautz, who plays Varsity football and basketball, is also a top-achieving student in the classroom. As Quarterback for the Westside Warriors Varsity Football Team, he led Westside to the state quarter finals last fall.

“This award means a lot to me,” said Plautz. “It feels great to be recognized for your hard work, but a lot of credit also goes to my parents for constantly pushing and supporting me. I’ve loved my time at Westside and I’ve been fortunate to have had great teachers and coaches that I’ve been able to build great relationships with that enabled me to excel.”

The senior is also a successful student and volunteer, often going to elementary schools throughout District 66 to talk to younger students about hard work and being positive.

“Dylan is an exemplary example of a true student-athlete,” said Westside Football Coach Brett Froendt. “His dedication to his academic performance, athletic improvement, and the role he embraced as a leader within our program and school is a model for others to follow.  His peers, coaches, and teachers all admire Dylan for his consistency and perseverance in the classroom and on the field.  His leadership will be greatly missed.”

“Not only is Dylan a very good athlete and scholar, he is also a good leader,” said Kerkman. “His peers look up to him.”

Plautz received multiple collegiate offers; he has committed to the University of Kansas where he intends to play football.

“To other student athletes I’d just say to not limit yourself,” said Plautz. “Apply yourself in as many things as you can, find your passions and always put great effort into both school and athletics. Most of all I’d just say get everything you can out of your high school student athlete experience.”

Photo courtesy Westside Wired

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