Meis Receives Nebraska Press Association Scholarship
Nebraska Press Association Foundation 2018 Scholarship Recipients Announced
The Nebraska Press Association Foundation has announced the recipients of their 2018 scholarships. This year, $2,000 scholarships will be awarded to three high school students and one collegiate student: Kamrin Baker, Omaha, NE; Marie Meis, Elgin, NE; Kalli Meyer, Scribner, NE; and Katie Pearson, Wahoo, NE.
The recipients will be honored at the 144th Annual Nebraska Press Association Convention Awards Luncheon on Friday, April 20, 2018, at the Cornhusker Marriott Hotel in Lincoln, NE.
The Nebraska Press Association Foundation was established in the fall of 1991. Under the established guidelines, scholarship applicants must be residents of Nebraska who will be enrolled, either as incoming freshmen or upper classmen, in Nebraska-based colleges and universities this fall in a print journalism program. This year the Foundation has awarded four scholarships.
Member newspapers of the Nebraska Press Association joined in sponsoring the competition for these scholarships by placing announcements in their newspapers.
About the Scholarship Recipients:
Kamrin Baker is a sophomore at the University of Nebraska-Omaha majoring in Journalism and Media Communications, and plans to graduate in 2020. Kamrin is the daughter of Grace and Andrew Baker of Lyons, CO.
Marie Meis is a senior at Pope John XXIII Central Catholic High School in Elgin, and will graduate in May 2018. She plans to attend the University of Nebraska-Lincoln majoring in Agriculture Communications. Marie is the daughter of Anne and Jim Meis of Elgin, NE.
Kalli Meyer is a senior at West Point Public Schools and will graduate in May 2018. She plans to attend the University of Nebraska-Lincoln majoring in Advertising/Public Relations. Kalli is the daughter of Melisa and Brett Meyer of Scribner, NE.
Katie Pearson is a senior at Wahoo High School and will graduate in May 2018. She plans to attend the University of Nebraska-Lincoln majoring in Advertising/Public Relations. Katie is the daughter of Laurie and Kent Pearson of Wahoo, NE.
The Nebraska Press Association Foundation Board Members are: President, Kurt Johnson, Aurora; Vice President, Shary Skiles, McCook; Secretary, Don Smith, Grand Island; Treasurer, Kent Warneke, Norfolk; Immediate Past President, Mark Rhoades, Blair; and Trustees Dennis Morgan, Elgin and Rod Worrell, Ainsworth.