Author: Shelly Nosbisch

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Changing the Sports Journalism Game

Westside High School senior Noah Atlas’s intense drive and creativity keep him focused. Once he starts something, he isn’t satisfied until he finishes. This drive turned his love for sports into a first-place finish at the Nebraska School Activities Association (NSAA) State Journalism competition as well as a paid gig […]

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Making an Impact through Swimming

As the solo swimmer from Mercy High School, senior Grace Swoboda’s experience has been quite different from other high school athletes. “I swim with kids from Brownell Talbot, Roncalli, and Concordia as part of one team,” Swoboda said. “I love my school, but I do wish we had enough people […]

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Farm to Table Family at Sorrows Family Farm

When 12-year-old Andrew Sorrows and his 11-year-old brother Isaac started their microgreens business—Sorrows Family Barn—in February 2022, they had so much work ahead of them. First, they researched how to grow product. Then they needed a greenhouse, so they created a business plan. They learned about input costs, fixed costs, […]

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JJ Ferrin Builds Character on the Court

Skutt Catholic High School senior JJ Ferrin has had a ball in his hand ever since he could walk. Even his first word was “ball.” He’s been playing basketball on an Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) select team since third grade (playing in a fourth-grade league). “Summer, winter, and spring was […]


Alec Noonan Plays to Win

Alec Noonan  |  Senior  |  Elkhorn South High School Elkhorn South High School senior Alec Noonan has always enjoyed playing basketball, especially against his twin brother, Maverick. “I have always been around sports and played every sport I could when I was younger, but the sport I always looked forward […]


Handsewn Dolls with Heart

A seventh-grade homeschooled student, Skyler Fadell created her hand-sewn doll business Heartsewn by Skyler because she loves crafting and sewing gifts for people. She taught herself to sew at six years old and loved it from the start. She began by finding old clothes, cutting them up, and creating a […]


Molly Von Seggern is Prepared for Success

Molly Von Seggern  |  Senior  |  Millard North High School Although Millard North High School senior Molly Von Seggern began swimming at age three, she took her swimming to the next level when she joined Greater Omaha Aquatics Leopardsharks (GOAL) at age ten. “The GOAL team structure provides a fun, […]


Maverick Noonan is a True Warrior

Maverick Noonan  |  Graduated Senior  |  Elkhorn South High School Maverick Noonan, a recent graduate of Elkhorn South High School, is currently early enrolled at the University of Nebraska Lincoln (UNL) after receiving a football scholarship for the Huskers. “I’m excited about being able to play in front of 85,000 […]

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Sweet Success in Shining Sugar for Gloria Dickinson

At only eight years old, Gloria Dickinson is already running her own successful business, the Shining Sugar Cotton Candy Company. Gloria was inspired by her sister Dagny, who also started her own business making hand-blended tea called Tiny Tea. Listening to her sister present concepts to their parents and watching […]


Stella Adeyemi A Leader of High School Volleyball Champions

Stella Adeyemi  |  Senior  |  Papillion-LaVista South High School Senior Stella Adeyemi has grown as a volleyball player through playing for Papillion-LaVista (PLV) South High School as well as for Premier Nebraska Volleyball. “Playing for Papio South, I was able to strengthen my mental toughness as an athlete and learn […]