Author: Shelly Nosbisch

Building a healthy community

Dominika Kouassi is an exceptional Nebraska youth who is making a real difference. The 20 Under 20 Nebraska award winner is the first US-born child of Togolese immigrant parents, and she sees herself as part of a larger community. Deeply involved in her Marian High School community in both leadership […]

Positive team player

Millard North High School senior Hailey Whitmarsh has an enthusiasm for volleyball that’s contagious. Although she tried many recreational sports growing up, volleyball was a clear favorite. “One of my favorite memories was my parents coaching my YMCA volleyball team,” she said. “We would always have super fun Saturdays. The […]

Grayson Martin is a Model Peer

If you go bowling at Western Bowl, you may see Millard South High School senior Grayson Martin setting out bowling balls, cleaning, or putting up bumpers. It’s the same bowling alley where his dad worked in high school. “I started bowling when my dad entered me and my older brother […]

Strong in Body, Heart & Soul

Most people don’t expect a 13-year-old to be a champion weightlifter, but Chassity Del Balso isn’t a typical eighth grader at Concordia Junior High School. She recently placed first in her age and weight category in the 2023 USA Weightlifting National Youth Championships. She also finished as the fifth best […]

Dylen Ritchey is a Triple Threat

Dylen Ritchey | Senior | Ralston High School Ralston High School senior Dylen Ritchey stays very busy. She’s a three-sport athlete: cross country, wrestling, and soccer. Ritchey is a female wrestler who became the state champion with a record of 44-0 in her second year of wrestling. She placed third […]

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Tyler Segar Keeps His Eye on the Prize

Tyler Segar, Junior, Boys Town High School Boys Town High School junior Tyler Segar’s passion for football began when he arrived at Boys Town in his eighth-grade year. Although he hadn’t played organized sports other than basketball, he met Boys Town coaches for track, basketball, and football and soon became […]

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Award-winning Young Artist Harlow Wilkinson

Harlow Wilkinson is a confident young woman with an innate talent for business and marketing who connects easily with her customers. Wilkinson sells pottery, handmade journals, willow heart decorations, and hand-dyed towels through her business, I am a verb. Despite being only nine years old, she’s already won two trophies […]

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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, […]