Dalton Meeks, Tyler Jones and Jennifer McCracken, Nevada High School, are being honored as Gallon Grads by LifeServe Blood Center. In order to become a Gallon Grad, students had to make eight whole blood or four double red cell blood donations before graduation. Achieving this milestone required a large commitment from these students, who took time from their busy schedules to make blood donations at their local high school blood drives and at blood drives that took place within the community.

Tyler Stokesbary, son of Rita Foley and Michael Foley of Nevada, was recognized at the Honors Convocation held in Smith Chapel on the campus of Simpson College on April 24. Tyler received the ODK Emerging Leader Award.

Michele Thomas of Zearing was named to the spring 2014 dean’s list at Ellsworth Community College. To be eligible, students must have taken 12 or more credit hours during the semester and have earned at least a 3.5 GPA.