John is from Hastings, NE and is studying civil engineering. His leadership experience includes serving as the president of the National Honor Society. In that capacity, he participated in Meals on Wheels, a district wide food drive, to provide over 6000 nonperishable food and hygiene items to the Hastings Food Pantry. Additionally, he organized a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society. He was also a captain for the varsity basketball team during his junior and senior year. In this role he was a team leader and mentor, which led the team to win the Holiday Tournament, District Tournament, and a state tournament berth. John also represented his school as a participant at Nebraska Leadership Seminar, Hugh O'Brian Youth Leadership, and Cornhusker Boys State. His career interests include civil engineering. He hopes to improve storm runoff and design roads and bridges that can withstand the unpredictable Nebraska weather.