Earning their time in the spotlight for academics is Amanda German of Cozad and Hunter Johnson of Eustis/Farnam, as they were unveiled as the Elks Teens of the Month by the Cozad Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks Lodge, Number 2250.
The dynamic duo of students have maintained elite academic portfolios while participating in numerous activities at Cozad and Eustis/Farnam throughout their high school campaigns.
Amanda is the daughter of Paul and Jane German. Amanda maintains 3.97 GPA while being very active in a variety of activities at Cozad High School as well as volunteering in the community. German is currently the student body president at Cozad High School.
German has been a noteworthy student that has excelled in earning accolades in Science, Math, English and Social Studies from the CCSA since her freshman year. She has earned hardware at the FBLA state competition for her Network design work during her Junior year. Amanda has been a member of the Cozad High FBLA throughout her high school career and is currently the organization’s Treasurer.
As a member of the CHS Pep Club since her ninth grade year, Amanda has assumed leadership roles this year as the group’s Vice President. She has lettered as a member of the Pep Club since her freshman year. German was inducted into the Cozad High National Honor Society as a Junior and has been a very active member and volunteer for the organization.
Outside of the school day, Amanda has excelled in athletics as a Volleyball and; Track and Field standout since her ninth grade year. For the third straight year, German was selected to the All-SWC Volleyball team as a Libero. Amanda has lettered since her sophomore campaign and was a team captain this past season. On the track, German has lettered the past three seasons with her Senior year to come in the Spring. She has earned Academic All-State honors in both Volleyball and Track.
As a member of the Christ the King Catholic Church, Amanda has been an Altar server during the past four years and been a key contributor to the Vacation Bible School program.
“Amanda excels in the classroom and knows the value of a solid education,” stated Cozad High Math Instructor Ron Bubak. “Amanda’s outstanding attitude combined with her work ethic has given her great success in high school and will no doubt bring more successes in the future.”
Hunter Johnson is the son of Bobby and Jeri Johnson. Hunter maintains a 96.2 GPA while being a very active student in a variety of activities at Eustis/Farnam High School.
Hunter has been a member of the Eustis/Farnam Student Council since his freshman year, filling leadership roles each year that has included being president, vice president and secretary. Currently, Johnson is the Vice President of the Eustis/Farnam National Honor Society. He was inducted into the select organization as a sophomore.
Being active in the school would be an understatement for Johnson at Eustis/Farnam High School. He has been a member of the Play Production since his ninth grade year and has excelled as a role in the Spring Play each year of high school thus far.
Hunter was a member of the E/F band his freshman and sophomore years. Using his great knowledge for a good cause, Johnson has been a key member of the Eustis/Farnam Quiz Bowl and Mock Trial teams since his tenth grade campaign.
Involved greatly in the success of the Knights athletic squads. Hunter has been a member of the Basketball and; Track and Field squads since his freshman year. He has earned letterman status in both numerous times during his tenure in the Black and Gold-clad uniforms.
As a member of the United Methodist Youth Foundation (UMYF) as a Treasurer currently is Hunter. Johnson has been very active during the Holidays for the UMYF since his freshman year by Caroling, helping with Christmas Jars and Operation Santa Claus and working at the Veteran’s Day Dinner as well.
“Hunter is a silent leader that leads by example. He sets high goals and standards for himself,” expressed Eustis/Farnam English teacher JoHanna Utterback. “He pushes himself to reach these goals and in turn expects those around him to do the same.”