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Area students receive 2021 NSAA/NCPA Academic All-State Awards

Albion News/Boone County Tribune area students were among those recently announced as NCPA Academic All-State Award recipients for 2021 NSAA Winter Activities.
Each year the Nebraska School Activities Association and the Nebraska Chiropractic Physicians Association recognize students who have been nominated by their schools, based on their individual academic excellence, leadership and significant contributions made to their NSAA activity.
Every high school student who meets the criteria for nomination by their school will be recognized and awarded a certificate of achievement by the NSAA and NCPA.
The following leadership and scholarship guidelines apply:
1. A nominated student must be a varsity player or organizational leader who has played a significant role on the team or in the organizational activity during the seasons for which the nominations are accepted.
2. A nominated student must have a minimum cumulative Grade Point Average, in all curricular subjects, of 93% or 3.7 on a 4.0 scale, or the equivalent.
3. NSAA high schools or their cooperative sponsorship may nominate a maximum of two students per NSAA activity program.

Students who meet these requirements and are nominated by their school administration shall be awarded the NSAA/NCPA Academic All-State Award for that activity.
NSAA Winter Activities are Bowling, Wrestling, Girls and Boys Basketball, Girls and Boys Swimming & Diving, and Speech.
Recipients of 2021 NSAA/NCPA Academic All-State Awards for Winter Activities in the Albion News/Boone County Tribune coverage area are:
Boone Central
Boys Basketball: Dustin Andreasen, Ryan Kramer. Girls Basketball: Paige Nelson. Boys Bowling: Jacob Devine, James Erickson. Girls Bowling: Lauren Kohtz. Speech: Gage Groeteke, Julia Nore. Wrestling: Gavin Dozler, Taylor Weber.
Lindsay Holy Family
Boys Basketball: Zachary Pfeifer. Speech: Seth Wiese, Nicole Wojcik.
Newman Grove
Girls Basketball: Mara Ranslem.
Riverside
Boys Basketball: Michael Bernt, Trent Carraher. Girls Basketball: Haley Munn, Emma Rankin. Speech: Molly Carraher, Beau Hawn.
Spalding Academy
Boys Basketball: Daniel Diessner, Dawson Murphy. Girls Basketball: Grace Glaser, Brooke Keber. Speech: Rachel Bauer, Alexis Tenski.
St. Edward
Boys Basketball: Payton Fitchner, Ian Reardon. Girls Basketball: Jean Cumming, Malaina Francis. Speech: Grace Tibor, Izabelle Zurovski.