LARNED — Larned High School has selected its Student Spotlight winners for September. Selected were Nicole Dipman, Academics; Jeromy Bartz, Athletics; Rachael Herter, Fine Arts; and Emily Lucas, Leadership/Service. The students were recognized in a recent all-school assembly.
Many students only care about the grade, but Nicole works hard to actually learn the concepts, which are being taught. She is very diligent in her work, always has the work done, is very thorough in her preparation, and is not afraid to ask for help when she needs it.
Excelling in paying attention to detail, Nicole is very willing to go above and beyond in the classroom and to help others when needed. Nicole’s academic behavior serves as a perfect example of a student who is dedicated to achieving excellence in the classroom. She is an ideal choice for the September spotlight in academics.
This student athlete is just that — a student first — applying the work ethic that breeds success in the weight room, in the athletic arena, and in the classroom. Jeromy does everything that his coach asks of him.
Because of this willingness to get better every day, Jeromy has found much success as a linebacker for the Larned Indian football team. He leads the Indians defense in tackles for the season, notching 12 tackles in the last two games, a sack and an interception.
He displays good character on-and-off the field and exemplifies class on the field and in the hallways at LHS. These qualities make Jeromy a solid choice for the September spotlight in athletics.
Rachael Herter, Senior
Rachael is committed to the Larned High School vocal and drama departments. She is a member of the highly acclaimed DAARK vocal ensemble and the show choir Beginnings.
Rachael uses her voice on stage, claiming lead roles in the fall musicals. She has demonstrated her acting skills in dinner theaters, musicals and spring plays.
Last spring, Rachael was given a perfect score on her vocal solo. She was selected for an all-women’s honor choir held in Topeka last summer. She was chosen for the nationally acclaimed Kansas State Choral Institute, where only 39 vocalists were selected.
For this commitment to be the very best musician and actor that she can be, Rachael is a natural choice for the September spotlight in fine arts.
Emily Lucas, Junior
Emily’s nomination reports she strives to be the best that she can be but also understands that by helping others, she also finds success.
Helping others is just her way, so she never does anything to draw attention to herself. Emily has a strong belief in what is right and wrong and constantly seeks to see that those right things occur.
She is willing to step up and lead when direction needs to be given, but she is just as content in being a tireless worker in order to get things done. Being selfless in nature, Emily is very loyal to her teammates and friends, providing support for those who need it.
She truly is the definition of leading by example and is very worthy of the September spotlight in leadership/service.