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Vincent Bui, son of My-Trang Tran and Chinh D. Bui, is an eighth-grader at Cathedral of the Risen Christ School. Teachers wrote, “Vincent was nominated for his high academic achievements and dedication to his school work. He is a true leader who makes good choices.” Vincent is an honor roll student. He volunteers to clean the church and classrooms as part of the Vietnamese youth group. He shovels snow when help is needed and helps other students with school work. He is the starting point guard for Cathedral’s basketball team and is active in cross country and track. He has a business in rosary making and likes to play drums.

Emma Heasty, daughter of Sally and Scott Heasty, is a seventh-grader at St. Michael School. School officials wrote, “She is a great Christian role model inside and outside of school. She is a hard worker and has a positive attitude. These attributes make other students want to be around her.” Emma serves on St. Michael’s Student Council. She is a member of Kindergarten Reading Buddies and participated in a blanket drive for Cedars. She is active in swimming and cross country. Religious activities include Adoration of the Pink Sisters and delivering communion to the homebound. Emma enjoys piano, reading, archery and Pro-Life Club.

Scotty Scow, son of Christina Deck, is an eighth-grader at St. Teresa School. He is an honor roll student who school officials say has made huge strides in his academic work this past year. They wrote, “He is always respectful and courteous to other students and teachers. He makes sure he does things the right way and encourages others to do the same. In track and cross country, he was one of the most improved runners from seventh to eighth grade. He is always a positive presence in the classroom.” Scotty also plays golf and basketball. His religious school activities include serving as a Mass reader and altar server.

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Kayla Woodruff, daughter of Jill and Tony Woodruff, is a seventh-grader at Lincoln Lutheran Middle School. Kayla has been nominated for the Junior National Young Leaders Conference and for her school’s high honor roll. She is a junior teaching assistant for UNL’s Priceless Preteen Leadership Program, a ball shagger for the Husker women’s volleyball team, student manager for her school’s football team and a volunteer at The Stage Theater in Hickman. Kayla enjoys playing in the school band and acting in drama productions. She plays basketball for the LL Champions, softball and soccer. She is active in youth group at Messiah Lutheran Church.

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