As each school year comes to a close, we at JA of Lincoln are enormously fortunate to be able to offer some help to some very deserving high school seniors who are making the transition to college. The scholarships we give out benefit the students, of course – because as we all know, paying for college isn’t getting any easier. But we end up feeling like winners too, after getting to meet some of the best of what Lincoln schools have to offer. These motivated, accomplished, talented students never fail to get us excited about the future of our city and even our country – and we want to share that feeling with you! To that end, we’ve been introducing you to this year’s winners individually. We continue with Matthew Peppmuller of Lincoln Northeast High School, winner of the $1,000 Dan Remigio Scholarship.
A glance at Matthew’s list of sports, extracurricular activities, volunteer projects, awards, and honors makes it nearly impossible to believe that this kid had time to sleep during his high school career. Seven semesters on the honor roll. 2 varsity letters each in football, baseball, and basketball. Head sports reporter/editor of the school newspaper. Volunteer hours for organizations including the Center for People in Need, the Salvation Army, Kids Against Hunger, and Cedars Home for Children. Member of the National Honor Society. And somehow, in between all that, he actually had time to study, maintaining a 3.97 GPA and graduating in the top 5% of his class. Matthew is also an alumni of the JA Titan program, which he says helped inspire him to pursue a degree in accounting at UNL and become a CPA.
See what we mean? There are so many great kids in our community who are working hard to better themselves and the world around them, and we’re proud to have been able to recognize one of them through the Dan Remigio Scholarship. Congratulations to Matthew Peppmuller – we can’t wait to see what you’ll do next!