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Five Orchard students have been selected for the spring 2019 Academic All-State team by the Nebraska School Activities Association (NSAA).
Those honored were Blake Hoke and Ryan Wilhelm, boys golf; Avery Cheatum, music; Kaci Wickersham, music and girls track; and JoCee Johnston, girls track.
A maximum of two students are nominated by their schools per NSAA activity for their individual academic excellence, leadership and significant contributions.
To be eligible for the honor, students must be a varsity player or organizational leader who has played a significant role on the team or in the organizational activity and must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 93 percent or 3.7 on a 4.0-point scale or the equivalent. Any student, freshman through senior, is eligible for the honor.
Antelope County recipients by school:
Music - James Kester and Jacob Long
Boys Track & Field - Jacob Long and Eli Thiele
Boys Golf - Hunter Reestman and Allyson Wemhoff
Music - Grace Rittscher and Allyson Wemhoff
Boys Track & Field - Colton Wright
Boys Golf - Ben Wilcox and Josiah Wriedt
Music - Amber Miller and Mitchell Petersen
Boys Track & Field - Mitchell Petersen and Prestin Vondra
Girls Track & Field - Kimberly Frey and Amber Miller
Boys Golf - Hunter Charf and Austin Rice
Music - Austin Rice and Trey Svatos
Boys Track & Field - Cole Belitz and Ashton Higgins
Girls Track & Field - Emma Bixler and Claire Whitesel
Boys Golf - Blake Hoke and Ryan Wilhelm
Music - Avery Cheatum and Kaci Wickersham
Girls Track & Field - JoCee Johnston and Kaci Wickersham
Music - Breanna Bartak and Marissa Preister
Girls Track & Field - Lexi Bode and Faith Kinney