May 19, 2020 2:41 PM

NCTA names Deans List and Honor Roll, including panhandle students

Posted May 19, 2020 2:41 PM
Freshmen students at the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture walked to orientation on opening weekend last August. They completed their academic year last week and the Honor Students were announced today. (Crawford / NCTA photo)
Freshmen students at the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture walked to orientation on opening weekend last August. They completed their academic year last week and the Honor Students were announced today. (Crawford / NCTA photo)

CURTIS – Thirteen students at the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture at Curtis had perfect 4.0 grade point averages for the spring semester.

An additional 52 Aggie students were named to the NCTA Honor Roll with a GPA of 3.5-3.99.

“Our Aggie students prove academic success time and time again,” said NCTA Interim Dean Kelly Bruns. “Even with the challenges of remote education and being off campus much of their final eight weeks, the students and faculty prevailed in meeting high academic goals.”

Students must be fulltime enrollees, with at least 12 credit hours for the semester to be eligible for the designation by NCTA, the sole two-year degree program of the University of Nebraska system.

NCTA Deans List: (4.0 GPA)

Andrew Cast, Beaver Crossing

Tiffany Dickau, Elwood

Jaci Edis, Mullen

Jenna Garver, Hastings

Alexandra Hazuka, McDonald, Kansas

Cari Howell, Lewiston

Emily Hubbell, Lexington

Dalton Keller, Torrington, Wyo.

Clayton Monheiser, Hershey

Alexis Penna, Holley, New York

Ty Smith, Elwood

Faith Spratlen, Denton

Paige Twohig, Funk

NCTA Deans Honor Roll: (3.5-3.99 GPA)

Krista Albers, North Platte

Quentin Anderson, Pierce

Trevin Arnold, Fairbury

Ethan Aschenbrenner, Scottsbluff

Tucker Bartlett, Cozad

Annie Bassett, Gothenburg

Lilliana Calkins, Palmyra

Gabriella Campisi, Omaha

Greggory Conaway, Curtis

Ashley Connell, Newport

Shelby Dismuke, Pine, Colo.

Camryn Evans, Winside

Theodore Fanta, Creighton

Trisha Fox, Stuart

Cade Francis, Imperial

Taylor Hendrix, Holyoke, Colo.

Kaytie Henrickson, Norton, Kan.

Chloe Herrera, Alliance

Emily Giese, Papillion

Taylor Jackson, Sargent

Jacob Jenkins, Mitchell

Jo Cee Johnston, Royal

Michael Keeling, Colorado Springs, Colo.

Jocelyn Kennicutt, Gothenburg

Taylor Lambrecht, Wood River

Erica Lumsden, Luck, Wisconsin

Paige McKenzie, Western

Blake McCormick, Lewellen

Lauren Nichols, Scottsbluff

Sophia Nutter, Wilcox

Lucinda Overweg, White Lake, S.D.

Darcy Ramos Stewart, Lexington

Darci Reimers, Boelus

Emily Riley, Norton, Kan.

Megan Rudy, Scottsbluff

Elianna Sandberg, Stratton

Taylor Sayer, Cambridge

Madison Schnase, Lincoln

Samuel Schukei, Kenesaw

Brianna Schuck, Harvard

Devin Sheffield, Exeter

Christina Starkey, Linwood, Kan.

Matthew Stichka, Mullen

Bryce Tobiassen, Hildreth

Jarrod Tuttle, Eltopia, Washington

Aurora Urwiler, Laurel

Addison Villwok, Randolph

Harrison Wegener, Omaha

Ashley Wells, Phillipsburg, Kansas

Ashley Nicole Wright, LeRoy, Kansas

Emmaly Wright, Cozad

Macy Zentner, Cedar Rapids

Part of the University of Nebraska system, the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture is a two-year institution with a statewide mission of preparing students for successful careers in agriculture, veterinary technology and related industries. NCTA is known for its affordable institution, high job-placement rate for its graduates, and for the success of student teams in competitive activites including crops judging, ranch horse events, livestock judging, shotgun sports, stock dog trials, and intercollegiate rodeo. The college is consistently ranked as one of the best two-year schools in the nation.

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May 19, 2020 2:41 PM
United Way, Eagle Radio, Bob Schmidt Foundation continue to raise funds

By Kalin Krohe, Panhandle Post

United Way of Western Nebraska has partnered with Eagle Radio and the Bob Schmidt Foundation to help local food banks and families across the panhandle. Donations and funds will primarily be used for basic food needs.

United Way "Giving Day" was on May 5. So far United Way is half way to their goal of $5,000. Once that goal is met, the Bob Schmidt Foundation will match that up to $10,000. 

Currently United Way, Eagle Radio, and the foundation have raised $4,270.35

Below is a list of ways to donate.  

- Go to

-Text uwgive to 313131

-Mail a check to P.O. Box 617 and mark "Eagle gives"on the memo line or something similar.

-You can also donate by clicking one of the United Way ads on this website.