Two Honored As Elks Students Of The Month
The Cozad Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks Lodge, Number 2250 has selected Lexington’s Danielle Lindeman and Mickayla Blender of Eustis/Farnam as the recipients of the January Elks Students of the Month.
The pair of students have maintained superior academic portfolios at Lexington and Eustis/Farnam throughout their high school years.
Danielle is the daughter of Earl and Tracy Lindeman. Lindeman maintains a 4.35 GPA at Lexington High School. She has been on the Honor Roll throughout her four year tenure at Lexington High School.
Danielle has been very involved in a variety of activities while maintaining a level of excellence in the classroom.
She was recognized by the Lexington Area Chamber of Commerce Business Education as a Scholastic Award winner as a Sophomore.
Danielle has achieved the Triple Threat Award numerous times that recognizes perfect attendance, all A/B’s and activity involvement. During each Destination Graduation Academic Pep Rally, Lindeman has been recognized on the All A/B award listing as well as the Activities accolades.
Showcasing leadership within her class as well as for Lexington High School, Danielle has been a Student Council member for all four years of high school and has assumed the role of Treasurer.
Lindeman is also the Treasurer of the Lexington High School National Honor Society, as she has been a two year member of the elite organization.
Danielle has been a four-year letterwinner as a member of the highly acclaimed Lexington Band program. Lindeman is part of the marching band, pep band and jazz band for the Orange and Black.
Outside of the classroom, Danielle has been instrumental in the success of her 4-H group by displaying excellent leadership while filling an officer position. She has been a four-year 4-H participant along with assuming the role of Secretary and Vice President.
While competing for the Orange and Black-clad Minutemaids, Lindeman has competed in Volleyball and Tennis. She was a two-year member of the Maids volleyball squad but it was on the hardcourt that Danielle has left the biggest mark. Lindeman is a three-year letterwinner with her swan song, Senior season coming up this Spring.
With her extensive involvement in a pleathora of activities and organizations at Lexington High School, Lindeman has been a member of the L-Club for the past four years as well.
“Danielle is a careful and creative thinker with an eye for details and a devotion to logic. She has the terrific ability to draw on her own experiences and observations to develop thoughtful opinions on a variety of issues,” expressed Lexington Mathmatics Instructor Sandy Meyer. “Her regular contributions to class discussions provide insight both for her peers and for me as an instructor. In addition, Danielle is very generous with her time and energies.”
Mickayla is the daughter of Paul and Jeanne Blender. Blender maintains a 3.78 GPA at Eustis/Farnam High School and has the top GPA of her class. She has been a mainstay on the honor roll throughout her prep career at Eustis/Farnam.
Blender has been very involved in a variety of activities during her four year campaign at Eustis/Farnam High School along with maintaining an elite academic portfolio.
Mickayla was involved in the band for three years. She has been a participant in the Eustis/Farnam Science Fair throughout her high school years. She was elected by her classmates to be the Class Secretary as a Sophomore and has held that officer position since. She was a two-year class representative to the Student Council.
As a Junior, Blender was selected to become a member of the Eustis/Farnam National Honor Society and she still excels in exceeding the requirements needed to remain a member of the elite organization.
This past Summer, Mickayla was an attendee of the America Legion Girls State event.
Along with her busy academic schedule, Mickayla also manages her time wisely to be a standout in athletics as well as the award winning FFA Chapter from Eustis/Farnam. She has been on Agronomy and Meat Judging teams that have not only won accolades at the district but State competitions. She was second overall individually on the Eustis/Farnam State Meat Judging Championship winning team. At the National competition, the team finished 11th overall. Blender is currently the FFA Chapter’s Vice President as well.
Athletically, Mickayla is a three-sport standout while competing in Volleyball, Basketball and Track for the past four years. In Volleyball, Blender is a three-year letterwinner. On the hardwood, Mickayla has lettered all four years along with lettering the past three years in track and field with her Senior season coming soon. She has earned Academic All-State honors in Volleyball, Basketball and Track.
Throughout her prep years, Mickayla has also made time for her 4-H Club, where she has held the offices of News Reporter, Secretary and Vice President.
She has been a member of the E-Unit group for the past three years as well.
“Micky is a hard working, dedicated and quiet young woman,” stated Eustis/Farnam Agricultural Teacher Chad Schimmels. “I am very proud of the poise that she has shown while competing in FFA events.”