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Ellie Aldridge, daughter of Kim and Derek Aldridge, is an eighth-grader at St. Peter School. Officials at St. Peter cited attributes such as “never complains,” “kind to others,” “cheerfulness,” hard worker,” “good attitude” and “helpful” in nominating Ellie for Student of the Week honors. She plays for St. Peter’s volleyball team and swims for Heartland Aquatics (HLA). Ellie’s civic and volunteer involvement includes participating in Huskers Helping the Homeless and volunteering to help with youth swim meets. Her religious activities include attending daily Mass and serving as a lector at Mass.

Angel Castillo, son of Sandra Castillo, is a new seventh-grader this year at Sacred Heart Catholic School, and school officials wrote on his Student of the Week nomination form that he has made the transition well. “He was the second-quarter Kingdom Builder for seventh grade because he is kind, respectful and responsible in the classroom,” the school officials wrote. Angel is always willing to help out when there is a need. He works hard to stay focused on his responsibilities and school work. He enjoys playing on a traveling soccer team, the Aztecs, and has one brother and one sister.

Harper Schupbach, daughter of Michell Paxton and Lance Schupbach, is a seventh-grader at Lux Middle School. Harper’s teachers describe her as truly joyful. “She always has a smile and is caring to others,” they wrote. “She works well with all her classmates and is a leader through her thoughtfulness and kindness.” Harper enjoys participating in basketball, soccer and swimming. Outside of school, she sings in the Festival Choir and is a junior counselor for the Nebraska Human Resources Institute. Other interests are the Girl Up Club, sewing dog bandanas, traveling, reading, playing guitar and piano, and spending time with friends.

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Brandon Sumner, son of Anne and Dominic Sumner, is a seventh-grader at St. John the Apostle School. “Brandon is organized and meticulous in his school work,” school officials wrote. “He achieves high grades by applying himself inside and outside the classroom. Brandon also does a great job encouraging classmates to focus and stay on task. He is a good friend and a positive role model, and he has a great sense of humor.” An honor roll student, Brandon plays baseball and basketball and runs track. He is a member of St. John’s Builders Club. He attends daily Mass and is an altar server and reads at Mass. He plays piano and enjoys time with friends and family.

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L Magazine editor

Mark Schwaninger is L magazine and Neighborhood Extra editor.

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