Senior Olivia Borer, the daughter of Merle and Emily Borer, was among six students recognized as January ‘Believers & Achievers.’
Believers & Achievers is a state-wide program designed by U.S. Bank and the NSAA to give recognition to Nebraska’s future leaders. Starting in October and continuing through May, 48 Nebraska high school seniors will be named Believers & Achievers. From those 48 finalists, eight will receive $500 scholarships from U.S. Bank to the college or university of their choice. The 48 students who show a commitment to good citizenship and involvement in school and community projects will be honored in the Believers & Achievers Program.
Miss Borer carries a 4.0 grade point average (on a 4.0 scale). Among the NSAA activities she has participated in are volleyball, speech and music.
Activity honors and awards include superior ratings in Vocal Solo, Vocal Jazz, Women’s Chorus, Triple Trio, and Mixed Sextet at NSAA District Music Contests; 2011 NSAA Academic All-State Speech; as well as placing fourth in Informative Public Speaking at the 2011 NSAA Class D2 State Speech Championships.
School activities she has been involved in include serving as school musical costume designer; Quiz Bowl Team Captain; National Honor Society Co-President; and Junior Right to Life Member.
Away from school she serves as secretary of the 4-H Cedar Creek Club; been active in mercy meals, vacation Bible school, Christmas baskets, community clean-up day, the St. Boniface Thanksgiving Bazaar, and youth basketball volunteer.
The other five January Believers & Achievers selections were: Madeline Baltzer, Fillmore Central; Olivia Borer, Pope John; Deep Desai, Lexington; Bradley Meusch, David City; Kimberly Ruskamp, Dodge; and Michaela Schlesinger, Blue Hill.