2018 Scholarship Recipients

Kathy Mathieu • North Platte Public Schools Foundation Scholarship and the Bob and Rose McFarland Scholarship.

NPPSF Board of Directors has awarded the 2018 North Platte Public Schools Foundation scholarship to NPHS Senior Kathy Mathieu. Kathy is the daughter of Clayton and Tina Mathieu. She plans to pursue a career in mechanical engineering.


Kyle Zimbleman • Jeff Engdahl Memorial Golf Scholarship

Kyle is the first recipient of the Jeff Engdahl Memorial Golf Scholarship and has signed to play golf at Doane.  He is the son of Nicki Henry and Douglas Zimbleman.


Bryce Lee • Naranjo Family Scholarship & Ferguson Family Scholarship

Bryce is the son of Nathan Lee and Sheree Hall
"I plan on attending Milwaukee's Institute of Art and Design in Wisconsin this upcoming fall. I will major in industrial design." - Bryce


Thomas Hoatson • Naranjo Family Scholarship
Thomas is the son of Ted and Anne Hoatson and will be going to UNL for Business Administration.


Leela Keck • Naranjo Family Scholarship
Leela is the daughter of Kenny and Teresa Keck
"I will be going to the University of Nebraska at Kearney, and will be studying to obtain a degree in Radiography and a minor in Spanish.." - Leela


Roena Morton • Naranjo Family Scholarship

Roena is the daughter of Elyse Bohling

"After high school I plan on attending the University of Nebraska at Omaha and majoring in Cyber security." -Roena


Jayda Paul •  Bob and Rose McFarland Scholarship

Jayda is the daughter of Henry and Misty Paul

"I plan to attend Hastings college next year to double major in Psychology and Sociology and play softball." -Jayda

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Haley McKain • Bob and Rose McFarland Scholarship

Haley is the daughter of Laura McKain

"After graduation, I will be attending the University of Wyoming in the fall to study Education and American Sign Language (ASL)." -Haley


Ethan Ramsey • Bob and Rose McFarland Scholarship

Ethan is the son of Carla Ramsey Long and Patrick Ramsey

"Next year I plan to go to the University of Nebraska Lincoln to major in biology." - Ethan


Nirvana Mendoza • Margie Tysdal Arts Scholarship                                                                                                                                                                         Iola Shirlaw Memorial Music Scholarship

Nirvana is the daughter of Angelica and Oscar Mendoza.

"...after college, majoring in music and psychology, I plan to follow a career path in Music therapy working with children with disabilities." - Nirvana


Kaitlyn Hansen • Butch Tysdal  "Cowboy Ethics" Scholarship

Kaitlyn's parents are Jill and Eric Hansen

"Next fall I am planning on attending Concordia University to play soccer and to further my academics by pursuing a degree in exercise science with a goal of becoming a Pediatric Physical Therapist."


Braiden Ruffin • George Wemple Memorial Scholarship

Braidens parents are Jamie and Greg Hernandez

After graduation, I plan to attend college and play baseball.  I am undecided at this time on what college I will attend.  I plan to study Exercise Science and/or Physical Therapy.

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Zachary Ochsner • Ruff Family Scholarship/Alex Staroska Memorial Scholarship

My parents names are Ronald and Christine Ochsner

I plan on attending UNK in the fall and I am majoring in Music Education(K-12).



Abbigail McNew BakerClass of 59 Scholarship

My Parents are Sara and Kyle Baker

My future plans are attending Mid-Plains in the fall. I plan on becoming a Radiology Technologist



Haley PiperDr. Jerry States Memorial Science Scholarship

I am the daughter of Larry and Renee Piper. After graduation, my plans are to attend The University of Nebraska-Lincoln to pursue a degree in Occupational Therapy. Thank you so much for the opportunity!

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Mara StreckerWanda Drubbs-Drost Memorial Nursing Scholarship

My parent’s names are Jim and Maegan Strecker. I was accepted into the nursing program at Mid-Plains Community College and plan on pursuing my associates degree in nursing and possibly my bachelors in the future as well. I am excited to further my education to pursue the career field that I love



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Jamon DavisElliott Pioneer Scholarship

My parents are Jason and Kelley Davis. I am a member of National Honor Society, and have served on student council. I was the 2017-2018 student council president. I have earned varsity letters in swim, tennis, and academics. This summer I will be visiting England with Education First Tours. I hope to attend Oklahoma Christian and plan to major in International Business and minor in Spanish.~Jamon



Gabrielle MenghiniMichelle Speer Memorial Scholarship

Parents: Tammy and Treverr Menghini

This next year I am planning on furthering my academic and volleyball career at Mid Plains Community College. I am still undetermined on a major~Gabrielle

Other Scholarship Winners

Kade Wroot • Merle Bauer Memorial Scholarship

Ethan Brown • Helen Carlson Memorial Scholarship

Josline Garcia • Sally Jochum Memorial Scholarship

Miles Sweeny •Ron And Shary Asher Family Scholarship

Josie Koubek •Lawrence & Rose Ferguson Family Scholarship




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