Erin Herrmann joins Herald staff
The Sabetha Herald welcomes new employee Erin Herrmann to its staff. Herrmann has been working as a reporter at The Herald since October.
Herrmann, 22, was born in Sabetha to Ryan and Carrie Herrmann. She has two younger brothers, Riley and Joshua. Her maternal grandparents are Lewis and Debbie Taylor of Hoyt, and her paternal grandparents are the late Gene and Cheri Herrmann of Sabetha.
She graduated from Sabetha High School (SHS) in 2016. During high school, she participated in volleyball all four years and was an active member of the SHS newspaper her junior and senior years. She wrote stories in the school paper and also drew the comics.
After graduation, Herrmann attended a three-year accelerated program at Creative Center, College of Art and Design in Omaha, Neb., for graphic design. In her second year, she received her Associate of Occupational Studies degree and had the honor of representing her class as valedictorian. A year later, Herrmann graduated with honors with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree.
In college, Herrmann received many awards including multiple attendance awards for never missing a day of class, academic achievement awards, Director’s awards, and other college-related achievements. In 2017, Herrmann placed Bronze in the American Institute of Graphic Arts Nebraska Show for her illustration of Bob Ross. In 2019, she placed Silver in the Nebraska American Advertising Awards — known as ADDYs — competition for Print Advertising.
Herrmann currently resides in Sabetha with her family and pets, including three dogs, Salty, Pepper and Punk; numerous cats; and her spoiled kitty, Peanut. Her hobbies include drawing, crafting, watching Food Network and playing with her kitty.
Recently, she started making jewelry, including stud and dangle earrings, and charms from resin. You can find her jewelry at The Girl Cave Boutique in Sabetha.
Herrmann is thrilled to be a member of The Herald team and hopes to bring her creativity to all aspects of her new career.