National Council on Youth Leadership Recognizes Outstanding Youth in Siouxland Area

Outstanding Youth To Be Recognized

Ninety-one students from East, North, West, and Bishop Heelan High Schools in Sioux City, Dakota Valley, Elk Point-Jefferson, Hinton, Lawton-Bronson, Sergeant Bluff-Luton, and South Sioux City high schools will participate, along with family and friends, in a Youth Salute Recognition Ceremony on Sunday, September 13, 7 p.m., in Eppley Auditorium, Morningside College. Genelli Studio will have a picture display of participating youth at the event. This event is a recognition program for current high school seniors who have demonstrated good citizenship, good scholastic performance, and have been elected to a leadership position by their peers within their schools, community, or church/synagogue.

Students selected all had a 3.0 grade point average or above, submitted an application, prepared an essay on leadership, and attended a leadership seminar at Morningside College last April. Students learned about the importance of community service, engaged in leadership exercises, and heard from area professionals on leadership skill building. All students were also interviewed by community volunteers.

Four students will be selected to attend the national Town Meeting on Tomorrow in St. Louis in October and several students will receive monetary awards.

One student will receive the Carrie Mach Community Service Award. Carrie is a past award winner who lost her battle to cancer on December 7, 2000. This award pays tribute to Carrie by selecting a member of this year’s class who participates in numerous community service projects throughout their high school career, just as Carrie had done.

The following students will be recognized at the 2015 National Council on Youth Leadership Youth Salute.

Sioux City North High School: Tam-Lanh Doan, Duncan Feiges, Daniel Folchert, Francesca Guigno, Hannah Gross, Samuel Holzrichter, Christina Huber, Araceli Lopez, Valdivia Jacobus, Noble Derrick Okine, Anya Shorey, Emma Sonier, Levi Swan, Trina Swanson, Karli Zielich

Hinton High School: Casey Briggs, Nathan Briggs, Josie Holtz, Tyler Kallsen, Omar Khodor, Alex Schwaderer, Solveigh Skarhus

Elk Point – Jefferson High School: Victoria Johnson, Madalyne Schuldt

Sergeant Bluff-Luton High School: Andrew Christensen, Samuel Murphy, Caleb Sneller
Bishop Heelan High School: Grace Beumler, Taylor Ferguson, Karissa Fjeldheim, Alexandra Fox, Kathleen Glover, Haley Hines, Juliana Keane, Nichole Kratz, Quincy Markham, Paige Opsahl, Garrett Rethman, Maria Rios, Nicole Rizk, Valeria Salcido, Claire Saltzman, Emma Sealey, Jason Sloniker, Amanda Wilmesherr

Sioux City West High School: Amanda Gors, Alexandria Johns, Hallie Johns, Abbigail Josta, Kathleen Meis, Margaret Oberg

Dakota Valley High School: Kennedy Carlson, Nicole Koertner, Rachel Koertner, Charles Long, Ryan Owens, Jacob Wente

Lawton-Bronson High School: Noah DeRoos, Noah Dziurawiec, Jacy Thompson

Sioux City East High School: Samantha Anderson, Samuel Barnes, Conner Beach, Brian Dang, David Ehmcke, Johnathan Eyer, Caitlyn Gries, Aislynn Hamann, John Helton, Zachary Ingram, Rachel Jensen, Sara Larson, Darian Lisle, Brooklyn Malchow, Sydney McManamy, Katelyn Miller Madison Miller, Callie Namminga, Katharine Rants, Hannah Rens, Shayna Skokan, Sarah Sponder, Kasay Stadtlander, Ashton Thompson, Zac Torres, Jami Turnquist, Nitya Virippil

South Sioux City High School: Alexis Jones, Micah Klassen, Abigail Maldonado, Brenda Nguyen