Two Honored As Elks Students Of The Month

The Cozad Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks Lodge, Number 2250 has selected Gothenburg’s Lauren Andres and Johnny Nguyen of Lexington as the recipients of the Elks Teens of the Month. 
The pair of students have maintained superior academic portfolios at Lexington and Gothenburg throughout their high school campaigns. 
 Lauren is the daughter of Bill and Sharon Andres. Lauren maintained a 3.95 GPA at Gothenburg High School. Lauren has been a mainstay on the Honor Roll throughout her high school years, Freshman through Senior year. 
While maintaining a stellar report card, Lauren Andres was involved in numerous extracurricular activities. Andres has been a cheerleader for the Swedes for the past four years, earning letterwinner accolades each year along with being a NCA/UCA All-American Cheerleader selection all four years of high school. 
Showcasing her work ethic and elite intelligence, Andres has been a standout in Science Olympiad since her sophomore campaign. She was a State medalist this past year as well. 
The Interact organization has become a part of Lauren’s scheduled the past two years and this past campaign saw her become deeply involved in the Gothenburg High School Pep Club. 
Having a voice that brings music to the ears, Lauren has been involved in the GHS Choir for much of her Prep career. She was honored as a Southwest Conference (SWC) selection for all four years of her high school career. While stepping into the spotlight, Andres was a cast member in the Gothenburg High School Muscial as a freshman and sophomore and this past year, she was a member of the crew that was instrumental to the success of the Musical. 
Lauren Andres was a mainstay on the Renaissance Gold Card Member listing. As a sophomore, Andres was honored with the Rotary Youth Leadership Award and the Rotary Youth Leadership-Service Above Self Award. 
“Lauren’s academic aptitude was clearly shown in the complexity of her writing and analysis skills. Other facets of her aptitude stem from her organization and her attention to detail,” expressed Gothenburg English Instructor Mary Clark. “ Along with her academic strengths, Lauren also has admirable character strengths. Integrity, respect, responsibility and a sound work ethic - these words give some perspective to her character; yet there is so much more. She is caring and conscientious toward those around her. Furthermore. she give nothing less that her best effort.” 
Johnny Nguyen is the son of Vinh Nguyen and Irma Solache. Johnny maintains a 4.13 GPA while being a very active student in a variety of activities at Lexington High School. Nguyen has been among the honor roll selections for much of his campaign at Lexington High School. 
Nguyen does an outstanding job of balancing and managing school, work and extracurricular activities. He has been lauded for being an All A&B Student each year of his high school career. The past two years, Johnny has been among the mainstays that received perfect attendance honors. 
In the classroom, Nguyen has seen his hard work pay off the most while competing in the Science Olympiad during his freshmen and sophomore campaigns. 
The past two years in Speech, have seen Johnny medal throughout the season of making his voice be heard. 
As a Sophomore and Junior, he was a member of the Lexington High School Mock Trial team. 
Keeping things green, Nguyen has been in the Recycling Club for all four years of his prep career. 
“I can say without a shadow of a doubt that Johnny is one of the most naturally talented and hardworking students with whom I have had the opportunity to teach,” stated Lexington Math Instructor Sandra Meyer. “Johnny processes constructive criticism well and is always willing to go the extra mile. He will be exceptionally well prepared to move onto the collegiate level and it is clear to me that he has a very bright future. “

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