Two Honored As Elks Students Of The Month

The Cozad Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks Lodge, Number 2250 has selected Cozad’s Abbi Etherton and Landon Mader of Lexington as the recipients of the Feburary Elks Students of the Month. 
The pair of students have maintained superior academic portfolios at Cozad and Lexington throughout their high school years. 
Abbi is the daughter of Clay and Robin Etherton. Etherton maintains a 4.12 GPA at Cozad High School. She has been on the High Honor Roll and All A’s Honor Roll throughout her four year tenure at Cozad High School. 
Abbi Etherton has been very involved in many activities and organizations while maining an elite level of excellence in the classroom at Cozad. Abbi has earned CCSA Awards in Language Arts as well as Science during her tenure. She was named as a student of the month as a Sophomore. Abbi was also selected to attend the Math Competition Day this year. 
She has been involved in the Cozad High School Pep Club for the past four years, earning letterwinner status each campaign. While being a Haymaker cheerleader, Abbi has been a part multiple State Championship winning squads in the Class C Non-Tumbling division.  In the offseason, Etherton has earned the Gatorade Leadership award the past couple of Summers along with being named an All-American Cheerleader this past Summer. She has earned letter winner status all four years and is currently a captain of the squad. 
As a member of the Cozad FBLA Chapter, Abbi has excelled in numerous leadership roles. She was the Historian this past year and is currently the groups President. She earned the Community Service Award, the Outstanding Class Member, Going Green Award, the Achievement Award and the Service Award this past year. 
Abbi Etherton was a letterwinner in volleyball as a sophomore and junior while attending Cozad and being a starter and solid contributor for the Lady Haymakers net squad. 
Stepping into the spotlight, Abbi was the local winner in the Voice of Democracy Speech contest as a Junior. She received third place honors at Districts. 
As a result of all of her efforts in the extracurricular activities and student organizations, Abbi was inducted into the Cozad High School National Honor Society this past year and is currently the organization’s Secretary. 
“Abbi exhibits a number of qualities which make her an exemplary leader. She definitely lends credence to the old axiom of ‘leading by example’,” expressed Dr. Paul McGinnis. I have watched her perform at a very high level and she does so with a delightful attitude. I believe she possesses the innate attributes which will serve her well in any endeavors she pursues in the future.”
Landon Mader is the son of Cristal Huegel. Huegel maintains a 4.22 GPA at Lexington High School and has the top GPA of her class. He has been a mainstay on the honor roll throughout his tenure at Lexington.
Being active in the fine arts along with being a notable student in the classroom has been Landon Mader while attending Lexington High School. 
As a member of the Lexington Band program, Mader has been in the Marching Band, part of the drumline as well as in the concert band. The past two years, Mader has been a Drumline captain. This past year he was a member of the Leadership Team for the Marching Band in Lexington. 
He was a member of the Student Council as a Sophomore and then served as a Class President his Junior year. 
Landon is very knowledgeable about a wide variety of topics that has helped him be a valuable member of the Quiz bowl team since he was a Freshman. As a Sophomore and Junior, Mader was involved in the FBLA program. 
As a result of his wide variety involvement in a plethora of activities and organizations, Mader was inducted into the National Honor Society as a Junior and continues to exceed the elite standards to be active in the organization. 
“Landon has always strived for excellence with his grades, maintaining high honor roll status throughout his high school career,” stated Hershey Mathmatics instructor Dorinda Allen. “I know that he will continue to strive for excellence in his college career.”

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