Students selected for Boys, Girls State


Gabe Scoville

Jaimi Millage



HARTINGTON — Several youth from Cedar County will be joining other students from across Nebraska at the American Legion Cornhusker Boys and Girls State in Lincoln this summer.

Gabe Scoville, 16, will represent Hartington Public School at Boys State.
Scoville has been on the A honor roll since he was a freshman.
His favorite subject is calculus.
He has earned academic all-state honors in speech.
Scoville is active in one-act, speech and jazz band.
Scoville is unsure which college he will attend, but he wants to study physics or earn a major in music performance.
He is the son of Lisa Scoville, Hartington.
Hartington Public School junior Jaimi Millage has been selected to attend Girls State.
The 17-year-old Millage is a member of the National Honor Society.
Her favorite subject is Spanish.
Millage serves on the Student Council, is in FFA and performs with the Jazz Band.
Millage also works with the mentoring program “Big Cat – Little Cat” at the Hartington School.
Millage will be spending a week at Girls State in Lincoln in June.
“I am looking forward to meeting new people at Girls State,” Millage said.
Rich and Tricia Millage, rural Fordyce, are Jaimi’s parents.
Eric Kruse and McKae Pinkelman are the representatives from Cedar Catholic.
Kruse is happy to have the opportunity to visit the campus at the University of Nebraska as he plans on attending UNL after graduation.
“I look forward to meeting people from around the state, since I am from a small community I don’t always get the chance to encounter new people,” Kruse said.
Kruse is on the A honor role and a member of the National Honor Society.
His favorite subjects are science, math and theology.
Kruse is out for football, golf, basketball, track, the swim team, choir and band. He is also active in bowling and plays baseball.
“I love playing all sports,” Kruse said. “Baseball, golf and football are my top three.”
Kruse has lettered in football and is on his way to earning a letter in golf this year.
Kruse was selected for the Class C All-State Band where he was the first chair trumpet in the Wind  Ensemble. He made it into the Honor Band when he was in junior high and as a freshman.
He hopes to be a member of the UNL marching band during his college years.
Kruse sings and plays the trumpet for the adult choir at Holy Trinity Church and also plays taps at military funerals.
Last summer Kruse traveled to Spain and Morocco in North Africa as part of an educational tour.
Eric is the son of Gary and Lisa Kruse, Hartington.
McKae Pinkelman, a junior at Cedar Catholic, is on the A Honor Roll and is also a member of the National Honor Society.
Her favorite subject is Theology – her favorite activities are volleyball and speech.

Pinkelman is a busy student – she is involved in volleyball, track, swing choir, one-act, Peer Ministry and in both duet and OID in Speech.
She has lettered in volleyball, track, chorus, speech and Academic Excellence.
She plans to attend college at the University Nebraska, Lincoln, and is considering a career in elementary education.
Pinkelman is a choir member at Sts. Peter and Paul Church, Bow Valley.
She is looking forward to attending Girl’s State and learning about Nebraska’s government  while meeting new friends and making lasting memories.
McKae is the daughter of Brian and Lynette Pinkelman.
Brittany Pfund, daughter of Sonya and Joe Schroeder and Robert Pfund, is the alternate for Cedar  Catholic.

McKae Pinkelman

Eric Kruse