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NSAA News
April
2015
Mail to: P.O. Box 85448
Lincoln, NE 68501
402.489.0386 Office • 402.489.0934 Fax
www.nsaahome.org
THE NSAA AND OUR
MEMBER SCHOOLS
WOULD LIKE TO
THANK OUR
CORPORATE
PARTNERS FOR
THEIR SUPPORT OF
NEBRASKA HIGH
SCHOOL ACTIVITIES:
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR’S
CORNER
IT IS NEVER “THANKLESS”
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I recently heard someone say that we have a “Thankless” job. I respectfully
disagreed (imagine that). As servant leaders, we have the privilege through our
actions, words, and sometimes just our presence to make a difference in the lives of
all that we encounter. I would like to share a recent “Thank you” that we received
from Geena Piper, a Norfolk Catholic High School student participant. Geena’s
“Thank You” is a heartfelt testimony of the value of what we do! It is Never
“Thankless”!
“Thank you…..for two of the most incredible weekends of my life! I was lucky enough to
be a member of the Norfolk Catholic Lady Knights basketball team that qualified for the
Girls State Tournament. What a fantastic experience – great memories made, new
friendships formed and old friendships rekindled both on and off the court. Not to
mention the outstanding hospitality we received from EVERYONE in Lincoln – from the
ticket takers to the referees….even the church we attended that weekend went out of their
way to make us feel welcome! This past weekend, being back at Pinnacle again for the
“Believers and Achievers” presentations, I was humbled beyond words.
I just wanted to thank you and your entire staff for the work that you do in orchestrating
these events and for creating and sponsoring the “Believers and Achievers” program.
What you are doing truly makes a difference. These events and honors motivate and
inspire us teens to keep working hard, to always strive for excellence, to be courageous,
and give us something to always aim higher for….on the court, on the stage, in the
classroom but most importantly with our character and choices.
Beyond the medals, trophies and accolades, what I realized MOST these past two
weekends is just how very blessed and lucky I am to be a Nebraskan! Watching the
double overtime game between Exeter-Milligan and Bancroft-Rosalie and seeing the
Creighton Prep student section join forces with Bancroft-Rosalie to cheer on their
team…Fantastic! Interacting with the media during the Girls Tourney – whether we won
or lost - just seeing how much passion and love that these sports writers had for us
kids…Amazing! Walking through the crowd both weekends and catching up with
acquaintances from around the state that I’ve met over the years through Music, OneAct, and Sports…Best ever! All made me realize that this is where I want to be
someday…right here in Nebraska. There is no better place.
As my senior year is coming to a close all too quickly, I just want to say thanks for all
that you and the NSAA staff do. Your work has made a difference in my life.”
NSAA Important Dates & Deadlines
“NSAA…the other half of education.”
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NSAA News – April – Page 2
NSAA Board of Directors Meeting
March 2015
"NET NSAA Speech
Championships: “Best of the Best”
The March NSAA Board of Directors meeting took
place Wednesday, March 11th at the Holiday Inn
Downtown, Lincoln.
The program is scheduled to be aired on
Sunday, April 19, 2015, 9:00 a.m.-11:30
a.m. on NET-1 and www.netNebraska.org.
The minutes from the meeting can be viewed on the
NSAA website.
For additional details of the meeting, please view this
link which provides key points of discussion from the
March Board of Directors Meeting.
The next NSAA Board of Directors meeting will take
place on Thursday & Friday, April 9-10 at the NSAA
Office in Lincoln.
APRIL U.S. BANK®
BELIEVERS & ACHIEVERS
 Emily Dethlefs – Hershey
o Joel Schroeder (Paxton)
Oral Interp of Humorous Prose
o Brittany Hanzlik (Stuart)
Informative Speaking
o Tyler Koch & Cole Steffen (Crofton)
Duet Acting
o Joseph Brugger, Matthew Brugger,
Dana Grape & Zackary Nelson
(Boone Central) – Oral Interp of Drama
o Turner Barbur (Fillmore Central)
Oral Interp of Poetry
 Luke Doyle – Omaha Bryan
o Oluwakamiye Obaro (Millard West)
Extemporaneous Speaking
 Claire Gause – Ralston
o Melody Niemoth (Louisville)
Persuasive Speaking
 Moriah Heerten – Keya Paha County
 Anna Hubbard – South Sioux City
 Trevor Polivka – Parkview Christian
o Paul Clines (Gretna)
Entertainment Speaking
o Kalon Beeson (York)
Oral Interp of Serious Prose
SAVE THE DATE – The NSAA “Out of the Blocks” AD Summit will be held July 19-20 in Lincoln.
More information will be available as the date approaches!
“NSAA…the other half of education.”
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NSAA News – April – Page 3
U.S. Cellular® Cup Standings
Each year, U.S. Cellular® and the Nebraska School Activities Association recognize the
most successful interscholastic high school activities programs in state championship-level
competition. Public and private NSAA member schools in four classifications of three
divisions earn awards.
The 2014-15 U.S. Cellular® Cup Classifications are available on the NSAA website.
For all U.S. Cellular® Cup results for the winter championship season, click
here!
Also now available:
All-School Standings | Boys Standings | Girls Standings
NCPA Academic All-State Winter Awards
Each year the Nebraska School Activities Association and the Nebraska Chiropractic Physicians
Association will recognize students who have been nominated by their schools, based on their
individual academic excellence, leadership and significant contributions made to their NSAA
activity.
The NCPA Academic All-State Award Winners for the winter season can be found here!
Nominations for the spring activities season must be completed and received by the NSAA office
by May 5th. Winners for the spring season will be announced during the month of May.
For more information on this awards program, visit the NSAA website for additional details.
NSAA Website Tip of the Month – Curious as to where future NSAA Championship events will be
held? Click the following link for a complete list of future sites of NSAA Championships!
“NSAA…the other half of education.”
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NSAA News – April – Page 4
KEARNEY HIGH SCHOOL NAMED MARCH
PUMP & PANTRY SCHOOL SPIRIT AWARD WINNER
The Nebraska School Activities Association (NSAA) is proud to announce Kearney High School as the Pump & Pantry School
Spirit Award recipient for the month of March.
The School Spirit Award Program features NSAA member schools sharing photos of their students and fans emphasizing
positive support and excitement at NSAA events via social media. Winning photos are selected monthly and may be featured
throughout the year on the NSAA website, additional publications and at NSAA State Championships. As the March honoree,
Kearney High School will also receive a $250 gas card provided by Pump & Pantry to support team and fan travel.
This winning photo was taken at a wrestling dual hosted by Kearney. “Our coaching staff came up with “Singlet Night”, as a
theme to encourage attendance and excitement. The atmosphere and crowd was great for our wrestlers. The students here at
Kearney High show up to support one another at all activities. We are honored to win this award.” said Mitchell Stine, Kearney
High Activities Director.
The Pump & Pantry School Spirit Award program is a part of NSAA activities with more than seventy (70) NSAA member
schools participating to date. Follow @nsaahome #schoolspirit, to see the excitement and spirit across Nebraska! The next
winning school will be announced on April 15 th, 2015.
THE NSAA AND OUR MEMBER
SCHOOLS WOULD LIKE TO THANK
OUR CORPORATE PARTNERS FOR
THEIR SUPPORT OF NEBRASKA
HIGH SCHOOL ACTIVITIES:
“NSAA…the other half of education.”
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NSAA News – April – Page 5
**Important Links**
STATISTICS LEADERS
2014-15 NSAA Constitution &
Bylaws
2014-15 NSAA Media
Manual
The NSAA is utilizing MaxPreps for score reporting for all wildcard
activities, including boys and girls soccer and baseball this spring.
All scores and tournament games are required to be reported via the
MaxPreps website.
NSAA Catastrophic
Insurance
NSAA Sanctioned Events
Requests - Contests, Officials,
Equipment
Become an NSAA Official!
2014-15 NCPA Academic AllState Information
Coaching Steps to
Certification
Girls Soccer – Boys Soccer – Baseball
All Boys and Girls Soccer & Baseball Head Coaches – if you have
not yet setup an account with MaxPreps, please contact Gerry
Valerio ([email protected]) for your setup
instructions. With a MaxPreps coach admin account, you will be able
to manage your schedule (enter scores, add tournament games, edit
dates because of postponements, etc.) along with many other
beneficial features that the MaxPreps platforms offers.
If you need any more information or have questions regarding the
score reporting process, please email Jeff Stauss
([email protected]).
NSAA WINTER CHAMPIONSHIPS RESULTS
NSAA Girls Basketball Results
NSAA Boys Basketball Results
NSAA Speech Results
THE NSAA AND OUR MEMBER
SCHOOLS WOULD LIKE TO THANK
OUR CORPORATE PARTNERS FOR
THEIR SUPPORT OF NEBRASKA
HIGH SCHOOL ACTIVITIES:
“NSAA…the other half of education.”
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