Scholarships awarded to local students
Barbara K. Vitt Scholarship
Barbara K. Vitt has been a wonderful teacher/counselor example, serving Nemaha County for decades. Mrs. Vitt observed that in all of her teaching/counseling jobs she felt as if she were working in a little piece of paradise. The students with whom she worked were considerate, hard-working and respectful. Her colleagues, the administrators and the school boards were wonderful. Best of all, the parents of her students valued education, expected their children’s best efforts, and supported the school and the teachers. If she had it to do over again, she would not hesitate.
Her dedication and commitment to teaching is exemplary. Thanks to a very generous anonymous donor, three $1,500 Barbara K. Vitt Scholarships will be available to Nemaha County students annually. The 2023 scholarship recipients are Trinity Detweiler of Sabetha High School, Ella Larkin of Nemaha Central High School and Nicholas Thompson of Centralia High School.
Trinity Detweiler is the daughter of Kurt and Melissa Detweiler and plans to attend Kansas State University, majoring in human development and family sciences. Ella Larkin is the daughter of Robert and Amy Larkin and plans to attend Kansas State University, majoring in chemical engineering. Nicholas Thompson is the son of Dustin and Manda Thompson and plans to attend Kansas State University, majoring in statistics/data science.
August Bergman, M.D., Scholarship
The Nemaha County STEP Foundation is excited to announce the 2023 recipients of the August Bergman, M.D., Scholarship. August Bergman, M.D., has been a supporter of the local community foundation for many years. He previously established the Elizabeth Bergman Memorial Scholarship and gave generously to start the B&B Legacy (Challenge) Scholarship.
Scholarship recipients, receiving $1,000 each, are Kristi Edelman of Sabetha High School, and Sophie Schumacher and Jillian Stueve, both of Nemaha Central High School.
Kristi Edelman is the daughter of David and Sheri Edelman and plans to attend Washburn University, majoring in nursing. Sophie Schumacher is the daughter of Rebecca Christensen. Sophie plans to attend Kansas State University, majoring in business. Jillian Stueve is the daughter of Terry and Angie Stueve. She plans to attend Wichita State University, majoring in forensic science. Congratulations to the 2023 August Bergman, M.D., Scholarship recipients.