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The North Platte Public Schools Foundation is pleased to announce that the Naranjo Family Community Service Scholarship has been awarded to 2020 Seniors Clay Stone, Katelyn Rossell and Zachary Halsted.    The Naranjo Family Community Service Scholarship honors students who exemplify an active presence in volunteer activities within their community a $1000 scholarship to a university of their choice.

Clay has been an active volunteer for Camp Maranatha, Berean Church Youth Group and Sunday school and has served on many mission trips.  Clay plans to attend the University of Nebraska-Lincoln to pursue a degree in elementary education. He enjoys serving students at camps and church and plans to pursue a degree working with youth.  Clay wishes to obtain a Master’s degree in either school administration or divinity. His goal is to become an administrator or a youth pastor.  Clay is the son of John and Jessica Stone.

Katelyn is an active volunteer for the Autism Society of Nebraska.  Katelyn’s plans include attending the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, majoring in psychology, as well as minoring in sociology and creative writing. Her aspiration is to become a college psychology professor and conduct research.  Katelyn is the son of Shawn and Rebecca Rossell. 

Zachary Halsted was also awarded a Naranjo Family Scholarship for 2020.  Zachary’s goal is to attend the University of Nebraska at Kearney and to excel academically, while attaining a Major in Computer Science. He stated that the Naranjo Community Service Scholarship will help him financially, allowing him the opportunity to better himself and the community.

Many members of the Naranjo family graduated from North Platte High School.  Contributions to the Naranjo Family Scholarship for 2020 can be made in memory of Frank Naranjo.