YORK — The York Sertoma Club honored members of the Class of 2019 during a luncheon at Chances R in York.
The top 10% of the senior class were recognized for their achievements in the classroom. Students were also honored for their contributions to the fine arts and athletic programs.
York Sertoma Club President, Jeff Steckman introduced the guest speaker, James Ulrich, Chief Executive Officer of York General Health Care Services. Ulrich shared his thoughts with the students on leadership, relationship building and attitude. He encouraged the honorees to identify their hopes and dreams, but to always set a goal. Always remember where and who you come from. He emphasized the tremendous importance and power in being authentic. It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are. A person’s truest passion and efforts are released when we are authentic. Ulrich challenged the students to be difference makers in all that you do. Why should someone choose you versus someone else? What makes you stand out? Excellence is not a one-time thing, it is a habit. In conclusion, he congratulated the seniors stating this is a great time in your lives and left them with a final thought. Do you want to be one of a million or one in a million?
York High School students honored included:
Wyatt Cast, son of James and Julie Cast, plans to attend Concordia University and play football. Awarded Boys Soccer Athletic Honors.
Shelby Crays, daughter of Linda and Lee Crays, plans to attend the University of Nebraska – Lincoln; awarded Top 10% Academic Honors.
Elias Dallmann, son of Glenn and Heidi Dallmann; plans to attend Oklahoma Christian University and pursue a degree in Communications; awarded Drama Fine Arts Honors.
Brady Danielson, son of Judy and Denny Danielson; plans to attend Northern State University. Majoring in Business and playing basketball; awarded Boys Basketball Athletic Honors
Hannah DeHart, daughter of Bob and Erin DeHart; plans to attend York College and Majoring in Elementary Education; awarded Girls Soccer Athletic Honors.
Camille Erdmann, daughter of Karen and Steve Howard; plans to attend the CRAVE Program and Project Searchl awarded Unified Bowling Athletic Honors.
Daniel Gomez-Hurtado, son of Enio and Glenda Gomez; plans to attend the University of Nebraska – Omaha. Majoring in Business Administration with a concentration in accounting and minoring in computer science; awarded Band Fine Arts Honors.
Natalie Hammer, daughter of Chad and Megan Hammer: Undecided; awarded Dukettes Athletic Honors.
Bradyn Heiss, son of Shannon and Jenny Heiss; plans to attend Midland University and play tennis. Majoring in Biology; awarded Boys Tennis Athletic Honors, Choir Fine Arts Honors, Top 10% Academic Honors.
Lauren Kaliff, daughter of Kim and Danielle Kaliff; plans to attend Concordia University; awarded Girls Cross Country Athletic Honors, Top 10% Academic Honors.
Max Kohmetscher, son of Scott and Stacy Kohmetscher; plans to attend the United States Military Academy, West Point; awarded Top 10% Academic Honors.
Sam Kohmetscher, son of Scott and Stacy Kohmetscher; plans to attend Nebraska Wesleyan University and study Pre-Med; awarded Top 10% Academic Honors.
Douglas Lazo, son of Huge Lazo and Ann Portillo; plans to attend Southeast Community College to study Welding; awarded Boys Wrestling Athletic Honors.
Jeb Lucas, son of Mike and Liesi Lucas; plans to attetnd Creighton University; awarded Top 10% Academic Honors.
Reed Malleck, son of Dan and Kay Malleck; planning to attend College and Major in Business; awarded Boys Golf Academic Honors.
Eybrany Ocampo Alvarado, daughter of Brenda Larson; plans to attend the University of Nebraska – Lincoln and double Major in Architecture and Business; awarded Girls Basketball Athletic Honors, Top 10% Academic Honors.
Morgan Peterson, daughter of Craig and Amanda Peterson; plans to attend the University of Nebraska – Kearney and pursue a degree in Business-Marketing; awarded Girls Softball Athletic Honors.
Kaitlyn Phinney, daughter of Chad and Suzanne Phinney; plans to attend Nebraska Wesleyan University in Lincoln; awarded Girls Tennis Athletic Honors, Top 10% Academic Honors.
Shelbi Pieper, daughter of Jon and Stacy Pieper; plans to attend Northwest Missouri State University. Majoring in History Education; awarded Girls Golf Athletic Honors.
Hailee Pohl, daughter of Brian and Amy Pohl, plans to attend the University of Nebraska – Kearney; awarded Girls Track Athletic Honors.
Shelby Rumery, daughter of Jim and Lynn Rumery; plans to attend Union College and earn a degree in Occupational Therapy; awarded Girls Volleyball Athletic Honors.
Ethan Sanner, son of Corey and Kathy Sanner; plans to attend the University of Nebraska – Kearney; awarded Boys Cross Country Athletic Honors.
Grace Sinsel, daughter of Kelly and Michelle Sinsel; plans to attned Hastings College; awarded Top 10% Academic Honors.
Garrett Snodgrass, son of Glen and Allison Snodgrass; plans to attend the University of Nebraska – Lincoln. Studying Agronomy and playing football; awarded Boys Football Athletic Honors.
Maxx Troester, son of Joel and Maggie Troester; plans to attend the University of Nebraska – Lincoln. Majoring in Construction Management; awarded Boys Track Athletic Honors, Top 10% Academic Honors.
Scott Velasquez-Lopez, son of Francisca and Mauro Velasquez; plans to attend Hastings College; awarded Cheer Athletic Honors.