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2013.05.16 > For Immediate Release
contact: Charley Reed - University Communications
phone: 402.554.2129 - email: cdreed@unomaha.edu

Peter Kiewit Institute Announces Newest Scott Scholar Class

Omaha - Today the University of Nebraska’s Peter Kiewit Institute (PKI) announced the names of 35 high school graduates from across the state of Nebraska and the Midwest who were awarded the Walter Scott Jr., Scholarship as the Scott Scholar Class of 2017.

The Walter Scott, Jr. Scott Scholarship is the most prestigious scholarship extended by PKI and allows students to attend school on a full-ride scholarship.

Located on the University of Nebraska at Omaha campus, PKI is premier 21st century high-technology learning and research institute that is home to approximately 1850 undergraduate and graduate students and 110 faculty from two University of Nebraska colleges: University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s College of Engineering and University of Nebraska at Omaha’s College of Information Sciences and Technology (IS&T).

A full list of the names of the 2017 Scott Scholar Class, their high school and hometown follows:

Samantha Anderson - Millard West High School, Omaha

Jacob Bliss - Bennington High School, Bennington

Brenna Boyd - Papillion La Vista South High School, Bellevue

Cecelia Carson - Burwell Jr./Sr. High School, Burwell

Brennan Fowler - Millard South High School, Omaha

Brandon Franklin - Bellevue West High School, Bellevue

Maranda Frey - Lincoln Southwest High School, Lincoln

Robert Gibbs - Omaha Central High School, Omaha

Marissa Gigantelli - Westside High School, Omaha

Adam Heyen - Hastings Senior High School, Hastings

Jonathan Ingram - Norfolk High School, Norfolk

Connor Kelley - Shawnee Mission Northwest, Lenexa, Kan.

Dakoda Kilzer - Lincoln Northeast High School, Lincoln

Brandon Kirk - Appleton East High School, Menasha, Wis.

Courtney Koch - Park Hill Senior High School, Kansas City, Mo.

Andrew Kuta - Sandy Creek High School, Edgar

Cody Largent - Millard West High School, Omaha

Javier Lopez - Grand Island Senior High, Grand Island

Anthony Mainelli - Norris High School, Roca

Monroe Mallum - Lincoln East High School, Lincoln

Mathew Martens - Blair High School, Blair

Tony McWilliams - Lincoln Pius X High School, Lincoln

Jordan Nash - Adams Central High School, Hastings

Mark Peters - Millard North High School, Omaha

Makenzie Petersen - Lincoln East High School, Lincoln

Nathan Pettepier - Lewis Central High School, Council Bluffs, Iowa

Josh Smrcina - Fremont Senior High, Fremont

Trevor Spence - Norfolk High School, Norfolk

DJ Steffensmeier - Fremont Senior High, Fremont

Trevor Steinkruger - Plattsmouth High School, Bellevue

Rob Truman - Millard South High School, Omaha

Jacob Weskamp - York High School, York

Andy Wicks - Millard West High School, Omaha

Jessica Wilson - Daniel J. Gross Catholic High School, Papillion

Brian Wolatz - Millard North High School, Valley

Any questions about the Walter Scott Scholarship or the most recent Scott Scholar class should be referred to Melissa Ondracek, PKI scholarship director, at 402.554.6001 or by email at mmillard@nebraska.edu. For media inquiries, contact Charley Reed, UNO media relations coordinator, at 402.554.2129 or by email at cdreed@unomaha.edu.

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