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Student and Staff Achievements - May 1, 2023

Omaha Public Schools is pleased to recognize the following staff and students for their academic, extracurricular and professional achievements.

  • Adam Malmquist, Morton Middle physical education teacher, for earning the Kerrie Orozco Service award for his work with the Unified Games promoted by the Special Olympics.
  • Susanne Cramer, Omaha Public Schools interim chief of school improvement, for winning the Can Do Hope Award from the Kids Can Community Center.
  • Gilder Elementary sixth grader Brylee Bailey for receiving the Can Do Junior Award from the Kids Can Community Center.
  • Dundee Elementary fifth grader Lauren Shedivy for receiving an Award of Excellence for her artwork from Audubon Society of Omaha’s Student Art Contest and Show.
  • Our University of Nebraska Omaha Middle College students Barron Whitmore and Aurora Gunubu for receiving the Buffett Scholarship.
  • All Omaha Public Schools students who were recognized at the 2023 Hispanic Academic Challengers of Excellence Awards.
  • Lisa Utterback, student and community services chief officer, for winning the Kids First Award on behalf of Project Harmony.
  • The Benson High JROTC Drill Team for placing in the National Competition at the Rocky Mountain National Drill Championship.
  • All Omaha Public Schools students who placed at the Nebraska Junior Academy of Sciences 88th Annual State Science and Engineering Fair.
    • Gabe Keith, Buffett Middle
    • Maleyna Navarrette, Central High
    • Azriel Carr, North High
  • All Omaha Public Schools students who have been awarded Seals of Biliteracy from the Nebraska Department of Education and the Nebraska International Language Association. 
    • Alex Camacho, Central High
    • Ashlee Patino, Bryan High
    • Carter Eichler, South High
    • Danae Lopez, Central High
    • Jesus Molina-Bolanos, South High
    • Julia Perez, South High
    • Katie Valencia-Hernandez, South High
    • Leslie Gallardo, Central High
    • Samantha Gomez-Estrada, Bryan High
    • Stephanie Guzman-Torres, South High
    • Yazmin Islas-Lopez, South High