12 Multi-Activity Scholarships Awarded

Muliti-Activity Scholarship recipients (L to R) Chase Isenbart, Chancellor Paul Turman and Haley Holzfaster

LINCOLN – Expanding the highly-successful program in its second year, Chadron State, Peru State, and Wayne State Colleges awarded the Nebraska State Colleges Multi-Activity Scholarship to twelve high school students. 

“We are pleased to recognize twelve outstanding students with the Nebraska State Colleges Multi-Activity Student Scholarships,” said Dr. Paul Turman, Chancellor of the Nebraska State College System (NSCS). “Students involved in multiple sports and activities demonstrate dedication, determination, teamwork, and leadership at their schools – all highly valued traits at Chadron State, Peru State, and Wayne State Colleges.” 

In recognition of the importance of participating in sports and activities, the Nebraska School Activities Association (NSAA) and the Nebraska State Colleges created the Nebraska State Colleges’ Multi-Activity Student Award program in 2021. High school students who participate in three or more NSAA sanctioned activities during the academic year receive a certificate in recognition of their involvement. In its inaugural year, 15,358 high school students earned a certificate, and four scholarships were awarded.  15,918 high school students across Nebraska received the award for the 2021-22 school year. 

This year students had the opportunity to apply for one of twelve $1,000 Multi-Activity Scholarships at Chadron, Peru, or Wayne State College. Congratulations to the following students who received the 2022 Multi-Activity Scholarship: 

Chadron State College

  • Chase Isenbart, Senior from Creek Valley High School
    Involved in Basketball, Play Production, Golf, and Football
  • Kierra Miller, Junior from Bayard High School
    Involved in Music, Track & Field, Basketball, Volleyball, and Play Production
  • Grace Weber, Sophomore from Sidney High School
    Involved in Music, Play Production, and Cross Country
  • Shayleigh West, Freshman from Bayard High School
    Involved in Play Production, Music, Basketball, Cross Country, Track & Field, Softball, Volleyball, and Journalism

Peru State College

  • Diana Ortiz, Senior from Crete High School
    Involved in Music, Cross Country, Soccer, Speech, and Golf
  • Jonathan Brais, Junior from Minden High School
    Involved in Football, Cross Country, Track and Field, Play Production, and Wrestling
  • Haley Holzfaster, Sophomore from Paxton Consolidated Schools
    Involved in Speech, Cross Country, Music, Track and Field, Play Production
  • Kali Drake, Freshman from Johnson County High School
    Involved in Volleyball, Track and Field, Unified Bowling, Music, and Unified Track and Field

Wayne State

  • Zachery Randall, Senior from Pender High School
    Music, Speech, Play Production, and Wrestling
  • Hayden Cone, Junior from Archbishop Bergan High School
    Play Production, Music, and Speech
  • Elise Ruterbories, Sophomore from Pope John Central Catholic
    Volleyball, Basketball, Play Production, Track & Field, Speech, and Music
  • Taylor Nilson, Freshman from Creighton Community School
    Speech, Basketball, Track & Field, Football, and Play Production

Judi Yorges, Director of Strategic Initiatives and Communications
402.471.2505  |  jyorges@nscs.edu

"I am a first-generation student, and it was a really hard decision for me to attend college or not. Then, I found Peru State College. With the scholarships and affordable living expenses here, Peru made the decision a lot less difficult."

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Carlene Riley

Peru State College