Six Earn Academic All-State Honors

Six scholar athletes, three each from Elgin Public Schools and Pope John Central Catholic, were recognized last week by the Nebraska School Activities Association (NSAA).

The NSAA announced the student recipients of the Winter 2010 Academic All-State Awards.

The awards are handed out to students who excel both in the classroom and during the winter sports season.

Each year the NSAA recognizes students who have been nominated by their schools, based on their individual academic excellence and significant contributions made to their NSAA activity. 

The following leadership and scholarship guidelines shall 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 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-point scale or the equivalent. 

Selected from Elgin High School were:

Girls Basketball — Jessica Heithoff

Boys Basketball — Nick Heithoff

Wrestling — Nathan Anderson

Honored from Pope John Central Catholic were:

Girls Basketball — Kasi Stoltz

Boys Basketball — Jeff Starman

Wrestling — Dylan Heithoff