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Nine Neligh-Oakdale honors - eight students - went to Neligh-Oakael for the fall 2016 Acadmic All-State team by the Nebraska School Activities Association.
Cole Belitz represents the boys cross country team while Kasi Grosserode and Alexis Jensen were recognized on the girls cross country team. Tyson Belitz and Grant White were honored on the football team and Nikki Grosserode and Kinsley Klabenes represent the volleyball team. Kasi Grosserode received a double honor with play production. Samantha Wright was also honored in play production.
Since 2006, this NSAA Award Program has recognized students who meet the criteria for nomination by their school in the season of their activity. Each year the NSAA and the Nebraska Chiropractic Physicians Association recognize students during fall, winter and spring Seasons who are nominated by their schools for their individual academic excellence, leadership and significant contributions in their NSAA activity.
To be eligible for the honor, students must meet three requirements:
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.
3. NSAA high schools or their cooperative sponsorship may nominate a maximum of two students per NSAA activity program.
Any student, freshman through senior, is eligible for the honor.