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Sandman, Yearous Honored as Big Red Stars

May 15, 2017

Allison Sandman

Haylee Sandman, UNL Head Basketball Coach Amy Williams, Payton Yearous

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln honored Nebraska eighth-graders for their academic excellence, leadership and perseverance May 10, 2017 at the Nebraska Union.  Two Wauneta-Palisade Eighth Graders, Haylee Sandman and Payton Yearous, were recognized.

The Big Red Stars program is designed to recognize outstanding eighth-grade students in Nebraska. These talented young people were nominated by school principals and guidance counselors for showcasing strong leadership skills and academic promise.

The ceremony was sponsored by UNL and EducationQuest. Highlights of the event included individual recognition and awards and special remarks from Amy Williams, Nebraska Women’s Head Basketball Coach and Valeria Rodriguez, student keynote speaker.

Congrats to Payton & Haylee for this special and well-deserved recognition.