Anselmo-Merna’s Seth Chandler Selected As Finalist For 2020-2021 Believers & Achievers

Anselmo-Merna’s Seth Chandler Selected As Finalist For 2020-2021 Believers & Achievers
Seth Chandler. A-M Photo.

U.S. Bank® and the Nebraska School Activities Association (NSAA) are proud to announce the 2020-2021 Believers and Achievers. Believers & Achievers is a state-wide program designed by U.S. Bank and the NSAA to give recognition to Nebraska’s future leaders.

Beginning in October and continuing through April, 48 Nebraska high school seniors will be honored as Believers & Achievers. From those 48 finalists, eight will receive $500 scholarships from U.S. Bank® to the college or university of their choice at a scholarship banquet to be held on April 25th, 2021.

These students will be recognized via an NSAA social media campaign throughout the 2020-2021 activities year and on a poster sent to all NSAA member schools and U.S. Bank® branches throughout the state. All of the students nominated for the Believers & Achievers awards program represent the very best of Nebraska’s high schools.

For more information on the U.S. Bank® Believers & Achievers Awards Program, click here.

Anselmo-Merna High School Press Release: Seth Chandler has been named as a recipient of the 2020-2021 Believers and Achievers by the Nebraska School Activities Association. Chandler, a senior at Anselmo-Merna High School, was named as one of 48 recipients in the state of Nebraska.

Each high school in Nebraska is eligible to nominate deserving recipients. Final award winners are selected based on the following requirements:
– Individuals must have a 3.50 or higher cumulative grade point average
– Academic Honors & Awards
– Activities must be those sanctioned by the NSAA
– Involvement in school clubs & organizations
– Support of activities other than those in which s/he participates
– Show the trait of helping others
– Involvement in community youth organizations
– Volunteerism in community programs

In addition to an exceptional grade point average, Chandler is a multi-sport athlete (football, basketball, and track), and is involved in several student organizations at Anselmo-Merna. He will be honored at a championship contest during the 2020-2021 school year, and be featured in multiple NSAA publications.

This award is an honor for both Seth, as well as his teachers and coaches. According to A-M Athletic Director Spencer Goodman, “It is quite an honor not only for Seth, but also for our school and communities. This speaks volumes to the amount of dedication and hard work he has put in over the past four years.”

Seth is the son of Mark and Jackie Chandler of Anselmo.


Seth Chandler, Anselmo-Merna
Shea Gossett, Archbishop Bergan
Nick Starns, Ashland-Greenwood
Taylor Ryan, Bennington
Dominic Quinones, Bruning-Davenport
Alexis Butterfield, Chambers
Katheryn Rice, Cornerstone Christian
Landry Geiger, Cozad

Erica Stratman, Cross County
Ethan Maline, Douglas County West
Marvin Larweh, Elkhorn South
Jaiden Papik, Exeter-Milligan
Siana Hernandez-Lango, Fremont
Jenny Bueno, Fullerton
Quinton Chavez, Gering
Jeremiah Merriman, Gretna

Diana Brailita, Hastings
Saylor Rother, Johnson County Central
Deric Goldenstein, Kenesaw
Katelin Schutte, Laurel-Concord-Coleridge
Hayden Christen, Lewiston
Kiley Pham, Lincoln Northeast
Emma Hain, Lincoln Southwest
Valerie Uehling, Logan View

Kolby Johnson, Madison
Abby Houk, Milford
David Braun, Millard South
Rylan Aguallo, Mitchell
Annika Harthoorn, Norfolk
Joseph Heirigs, North Platte St. Patrick’s
Adi Pillai, Omaha Brownell Talbot
Theodosia Mba, Omaha Gross Catholic

Eva Watson, Omaha Marian
Anou Akot, Omaha Mercy
Brett Thorell, Omaha Westside
Christopher Jennings, O’Neill
Anhphu Nguyen, Papillion-La Vista South
Abigail Meier, Pierce
Macy Kamler, Shickley
Grant Winkelbauer, St. Mary’s

Ellie Locke, Stanton
Hope Gustason, Stapleton
Bianca Gonzalez, Sterling
Eli Thiele, Summerland
Lucas Niewohner, Tekamah-Herman
Sahrai Luna, Wakefield
Gerardo Osorio, West Point-Beemer
Magnolia Springer, Wilcox-Hildreth