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Two Honored As Elks Students Of The Month

A Pair Of TRIB-Area Students Are Lauded For Achievements
Thursday, November 1, 2018
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The Cozad Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks Lodge, Number 2250 has selected Cozad’s Sydney Lindsedt and Amaya Ackerman of Gothenburg as the recipients of the September Elks Teens of the Month accolades.
The pair of students have maintained superior academic portfolios at Cozad and Gohtenburg throughout their high school campaigns.
Sydney is the daughter of Scott and Tracy Lindstedt. Lindstedt maintains a 4.19 GPA at Cozad High School and her current GPA places her inside the top ten in the CHS Senior class.
Sydney Lindstedt has been a very busy student with vast participation in student organizations and extracurricular activities to go along with her stellar performances in the classroom that has placed her on the Exemplary Honor Roll through her high school years.
Sydney has earned accolades and Cozad Community Scholastic Awards for her academics while excelling in Science, Reading and Language Arts.
She is currently the TRI-M President after being elected as a membership chair this past year.
Lindstedt has been elected by her classmates to be on the Cozad High School Student Council all four years of high school. She has been elected as Class President all four years as well.
Selected by the coaches at Cozad High School, Sydney is on the Student Athlete Leadership Team.
This past Fall, Sydney Lindstedt was selected by her peers as the CHS  Homecoming Queen.
Sydney Lindstedt has showcased her excellence in vocal music by earning Superior ratings on solos at District Music Contests as well as being in duets and many other ensembles that have received Superior ratings at District Music Contests. This past year, Sydney was selected to the Nebraska-Kearney Women’s Honor Choir after
being a member in the Nebraska-Kearney Festival Honor Choir as a Sophomore.
As a member of the highly touted Cozad High School FCCLA Chapter, three-year letterwinner Sydney is in her second year of being the secretary for the organization. In FCCLA Competitions, Lindstedt has earned Top Gold and first place honors at District STAR and State STAR during her high school campaign. Which in turn has earned the standout a trip to National STAR, where she has also earned Gold Ratings.
Sydney will be a four-year letterwinner in track and field, along with lettering in volleyball for the past three years and in basketball since she was a sophomore.
For her overall stellar portfolio, Lindstedt was inducted into the National Honor Society as a sophomore and is currently the Chapter President.
“Sydney has an outstandingly positive attitude and personality, great work ethic and high morals,” expressed Cozad Math teacher Ron Bubak. “Sydney has experienced and learned from both soccess and failure. Through it all, she has exhibited tremendous resolve, dedication, determination, commitment and leadership skills.”
Amaya is the daughter of Mike and Carmen Ackerman. Amaya maintains a 4.0 GPA while being a very active student in a variety of activities at Gothenburg High School. Ackerman is currently ranked #1 in cumulative GPA in her Senior class of 72 students.
Superior grades have propelled Ackerman to be on the All A’s Honor Roll throughout her four years of high school. She has been named the outstanding student in Physical Science, Geometry, Chemistry and Spanish II while in high school at Gothenburg.
Amaya is currently the Gothenburg High School Student Council Corresponding Secretary. She has been on the Student Council the past three years.
Ackerman has been involved in the Sigma Phi Beta Chapter at Gothenburg High School the past two years.
In the highly touted FFA Chapter at Gothenburg High School, Amaya has been deeply involved. She has competed at the National FFA Convention as a result of qualifier and championship honors being won at State competitions, specifically in Parliamentary Procedure. She earned the FFA Greenhand degree as as sophomore and then the FFA Chapter degree as a Junior.
Athletically, Amaya has been a standout. She is a four-year participant in Volleyball along with Track and Field. She will most likely be a four-year letter winner in Track and Field along with being a three-year letterwinner in Volleyball. She has been a State Track qualifier the past three years as well.
This past Summer, Amaya was given the honor of being the Gothenburg High School Lifter of the Summer.
As a result of her extensive experience and leadership in a variety of different activities along with displaying excellence in the classrom, Ackerman was inducted into the National Honor Society as a Sophomore. She continues to far exceed the requirements to be in in the NHS Chapter.
“Amaya is a stellar student and charismatic leader who excels in so many academic, organizational and athletic endeavors for Gothenburg,” stated English Instructor Jay Garrison. “I envision her applying her will and her talents to becoming a truly exceptional leader of tomorrow.”