Lancaster County Students were asked to choose a friend, or family member who has served in the U.S. military and reflect on impact that this service member had upon the author or community.
We received some outstanding essays this year, which made choosing a winner difficult.
Congratulations to the winner of the $1,000 Roy S. Akin Memorial Scholarship, Ryley Thomas!
Below is a picture of Ryley Thomas and a picture of her with Councilwoman Cyndi Lamm, (with her granddaughter) and County Commissioner Roma Amundson.
Ryley is a Senior at Lincoln East High School. She learned of this scholarship through the Counseling Center's bulletin at Lincoln East High School, where she is involved in Student Council and the School Yearbook. Ryley plans to attend college next year, most likely at the University of Nebraska at Lincoln. Her plan is to eventually pursue studies in environmental law.