MNB Student of the Month Scholarship finalists and their families were recognized at the sixth annual MNB Scholarship Banquet and Ceremony on March 15 in McCook. The $500 tuition scholarships were awarded to Nicole Kent of Dundy County-Stratton High School and Corinne Bortner of McCook High School.
Nicole Kent is a senior at Dundy County-Stratton High School with a 4.0 GPA. During high school Nicole has been active basketball, track, choir and the all school play. She has also been involved in National Honor Society, student council, speech and FBLA. Nicole has been recognized for academic all-state and has received numerous awards for state FBLA competitions and served this year as the state FBLA President. Following graduation, she plans to major in biology at the University of Nebraska at Kearney.
Corinne Bortner is a senior at McCook High School with a 3.7 GPA. Throughout high school she has been active in tennis, golf and band. She has also been in National Honor Society, math club and student council. Corinne has been recognized for academic all-conference as well as honor and merit roll. In the community, she has volunteered for Feed the Flock, Youth Change Reaction and a multitude of church youth group activities. Following high school, Corinne plans to major in Next Generation Ministry at Nebraska Christian College.
Students were eligible for the scholarship after being named an MNB Student of the Month winner as high school juniors. Scholarship finalists include: (L to R) Bailey Brown from Maywood High School, Kasey Clifford from Hayes Center High School, Cameo Rector from Wauneta-Palisade High School, Nicole Kent from Dundy County-Stratton High School, Corinne Bortner from McCook High School and Caleb Sheets from McCook High School.
The MNB scholarship program is designed to award students who best exemplify the commitment, passion and perseverance of a community leader.