23rd Annual Commissioner’s Recognition

for Student Excellence in Nebraska Career & Technical Education

Commissioner’s Video

The Nebraska Career & Technical Student Organizations (CTSOs), a part of the Nebraska Department of Education Center for Student Leadership & Expanded Learning, have a strong tradition of excellence. This excellence is found in the organizations’ leadership development programs; it is found in their service to their schools and communities; and it is found in their regional, state, and national competitions.

Through competitive event programs, CTSO members have the opportunity to demonstrate the knowledge and skills learned in classrooms and laboratories and apply them to specific career areas. Each year, Nebraska CTSO members excel in their national competitive events—a testimony to the quality instruction and outstanding programs of study provided through Nebraska’s Career & Technical Education programs.

We are excited to recognize over 65 CTSO members this year and are proud to see the continuation of student success at the national level through Nebraska CTSOs!

Award Recipients

FBLA Award Recipients

BELLEVUE WEST FBLA:
Baden Brumbaugh, Leah Larson, & Jack Mettin, Community Service Project, 3rd Place


BOYD COUNTY FBLA:
Kiryn Kayl, Lauryn Hoffman, & Joseph Hiatt, Partnership with Business Project, 1st Place


FIILLMORE CENTRAL FBLA:
Kali Nedrow, Isaac Janing, & Claire Kimbrough, American Enterprise Report, 2nd Place


SHICKLEY FBLA:
Adam Alfs & Regan Alfs, Business Plan, 1st Place

FCCLA Award Recipients

CHAMBERS FCCLA:
Brooke Ehlers & Mary Walnofer, Food Innovations, Level 3, Gold, 1st Place

Alexis Butterfield – Nutrition and Wellness, Level 3, Gold, 1st Place

Hannah Scott & Brianna Klabenes, Promote and Publicize FCCLA!, Level 1, Gold, 1st Place

Claire Woeppel – Focus on Children, Level 1, Gold, 2nd Place

 

COZAD FCCLA:
Katie Wilson, Fashion Design, Level 2, Gold, 1st Place 


DAVID CITY FCCLA:
Kaydense Hansen & Ava Neujahr, Chapter in Review Display, Level 2, Gold, 2nd Place

Braxton Small, Fashion Design, Level 2, Silver, 3rd Place


LOGAN VIEW FCCLA:
Miranda Batenhorst & Jessica Nelson, Promote and Publicize FCCLA!, Level 2, Gold, 2nd Place

 

MAXWELL FCCLA:
Lisselle Lucas & Laynee Boltz, Chapter in Review Display, Level 1, Gold, 2nd Place

Ellery Simpson, Public Policy Advocate, Level 2, Gold, 3rd Place

 

MILFORD FCCLA:
Sophia Birch, Leadership, Level 2, Gold, 1st Place

Ella Hostetler & Cassidy June, National Programs in Action, Level 2, Gold, 2nd Place

 

MULLEN FCCLA:
Samuel Coble, Hospitality, Tourism, & Recreation, Level 2, Gold, 1st Place

 

NELIGH-OAKDALE FCCLA:
Leonardo Luna-Duran, FCCLA Chapter Website, Level 1, Gold, 1st Place

Hailey Bixler, Neligh-Oakdale, Job Interview, Level 3, Gold, 1st Place

Raina Le & Lily-Ann Smidt, Chapter in Review Portfolio, Level 1, Silver, 3rd Place

 

O’NEILL FCCLA:
Ally Sedlacek, National Programs in Action, Level 2, Gold, 1st Place

Ashley Pischel, Digital Stories for Change, Level 2, Gold, 2nd Place

Annie Corkle, Entrepreneurship, Level 1, Gold, 3rd Place

 

TWIN RIVER FCCLA:
Conner Oberhauser, National Programs in Action, Level 3, Gold, 3rd Place

 

WEST HOLT FCCLA:
Hannah Olson, Lily Vogel, & Teagan Butterfield, Sustainability Challenge, Level 1, Gold, 2nd Place

PBL Award Recipients

CHADRON STATE COLLEGE PBL:
Andrew Kurtenbach, Global Analysis and Decision Making, 2nd Place

Jennifer Campos, Integrated Marketing Campaign, 3rd Place

 

MIDLAND UNIVERSITY PBL:
Kenzie Bertolas, Human Resource Management, 2nd Place


NEBRASKA WESLEYAN PBL: 

Craig Angelsey, Forensic Accounting, 1st Place 


NORTH PLATTE COMMUNITY COLLEGE PBL:
Danya Mintle, Small Business Management Plan, 1st Place

 

NORTHEAST COMMUNITY COLLEGE PBL:
Morgan Haschke, Randall Nunez, Josh Santiago, Hospitality Management, 2nd Place

 

PERU STATE COLLEGE PBL:
Kelsi Leininger, Organization Behavior and Leadership, 2nd Place

Rozlyn Cole, Business Sustainability, 2nd Place; Future Business Executive, 3rd Place

 

UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA-KEARNEY PBL:
Jenny Beans, Business Law, 3rd Place

Brady Przymus, Personal Finance, 1st Place; Financial Services, 2nd Place

Daniel Vargas Castano, Global Analysis and Decision Making, 3rd Place

DJ Hardwick, Future Business Educator, 2nd Place

 

UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA-LINCOLN PBL:
Ellie Anderson & Ellie Foral, Marketing Analysis and Decision Making, 2nd Place

Hunter Bergman, Future Business Executive, 2nd Place

Kenny Erickson, Statistical Analysis, 3rd Place; Insurance Concepts, 3rd Place

Trevor Lockard, Financial Concepts, 1st Place; Management Concepts, 2nd Place

Megan McCann , Statistical Analysis, 1st Place

 

WAYNE STATE COLLEGE PBL:
Justin Kenney, Help Desk, 3rd Place


YORK COLLEGE PBL:
Diego Korol, Business Sustainability, 2nd Place
Taylor O’Brien, Business Presentation, 2nd Place

FFA Award Recipients

ADAMS CENTRAL FFA:
Ashlyn Mohling, Equine Science – Entrepreneurship Proficiency Award, National Winner

 

BURWELL FFA:
Weston Svoboda, 2019-2020 Nebraska State FFA Officer – National Officer Candidate

 

IMPERIAL FFA:
Jozie Schilke, Grain Production – Entrepreneurship/Placement Proficiency Award, National Finalist

 

NORFOLK FFA:
McKenzie Milligan & Karen Volquardsen, Agriscience Fair: Power, Structural, & Technical Systems – Division 6, 2nd Place

 

SUPERIOR FFA:
Blake Kirchhoff, Star in Agribusiness, National Winner

 

TWIN RIVER FFA:
Dalton Gembica, Agricultural Mechanics Repair and Maintenance – Placement Proficiency Award, National Finalist

Updated November 18, 2020 8:22am