Dr. Gary Davis
UNK Symphonic Band director, 308.865.8497
UNK – Students from North Platte, Lincoln and Hartington are attending the
University of Nebraska at Kearney on Omaha World-Herald/Kearney Hub
Scholarships this fall, according to Dr. Gary Davis, UNK Honors Program
The scholarship covers the costs of tuition, room and board, books and
student fees during the recipient’s college career at UNK. To be eligible
for this scholarship, students must score a 28 or above on the ACT, be
ranked in the top 10 percent of their graduating class, show significant
leadership skills in co-curricular activities and complete a written essay.
The scholarship recipients include Rick Poppe of North Platte, Amanda
Ullman of Lincoln, and Jordan Rehnstrom of Hartington. All three students
are members of the UNK Honors Program.
Poppe, the son of Leland and Cathy Poppe of North Platte, maintained a 4.0
GPA in high school and was a member of the National Honor Society. He was
president of the student council and vice-president of this senior class.
Poppe’s activities included music, cross country and track. He was a state
track medalist in 2009 in the 3,200 run. He was selected to be a part of
the All-State Choir. Poppe has been active in Beautiful Savior Lutheran
Church youth and music groups. At UNK, Poppe is studying biology and
Ullman, the daughter of Dan and Shari Ullman of Lincoln, maintained a 4.0
GPA at Pius X High School. Her activities included National Honors Society,
band, Pro-Life Club, Students Organized Against Drugs and Alcohol, and
yearbook. She served as co-editor of the yearbook during the 2009-2010
year. She received the Bausch and Lomb Honorary Science Award. Amanda is
majoring in psychology.
Rehnstrom, the son of David and Laurie Rehnstrom of Hartington, was
president of the National Honor Society at his high school. A 4.0 GPA
student, he was a member of the student council and the character-education
committee. He participated in the Nebraska All-State Choir for three years.
In addition, Rehnstrom was involved in jazz band, one-act play, cross
country, track and basketball. He won the Wendy’s High School Heisman
Award, which is awarded to students with excellence in academics, athletics
and community/school leadership.