By Scott Bidroski
Gordon-Rushville sophomore Haley Johnson has officially been selected to the Student Advisory Committee (SAC) by the Nebraska Schools Activities Association (NSAA).
This marks the first time in school history a Mustang student has been selected for the prestigious honor.
Johnson was nominated by Mr. Keith Mills, Activities Director at Gordon-Rushville High School.
“Haley is not only a gifted athlete, but a leader. Throughout the different sports she participates in, she leads by example, is respected by her teammates and peers, and works hard in practices,” said Mills.
“Academically she carries a 4.0 GPA through being involved in sports and other school activities. Those leadership qualities are why I strongly felt she would be a great student to serve on this prestigious Student Advisory Committee representing the entire state of Nebraska,” adds Mills.
The NSAA Student Activities Committee’s purpose is to serve as a liaison between students and administrators. They help promote the mission of the NSAA, encompassing leadership, sportsmanship, and integrity and will give student perspective on proposed by-law changes.
The focus of the Committee is stated as providing education and leadership through open and honest communication with all member schools and their students, administrators, and coaches.
Johnson is one of ten juniors across the State of Nebraska that have been selected in 2022. That group will join the 10 previous selections from 2021 and those 20 students comprise the Committee.
Mills is very proud of Johnson and is really excited about GRHS having a student selected for this Committee.
“This selection is not only exciting for Haley, but what an honor for both the Gordon and Rushville communities to know a young lady from Western Nebraska and within our community, is a representative of this statewide organization. She will represent all of Western Nebraska schools in such a positive and energetic manner,” said Mills.
The first meeting for Johnson and the committee is slated for June of 2022 at the NSAA office in Lincoln, Neb.