April 2020

Trevor Frerichs (9th Grade, Kearney Catholic High School)

The Rising Star Award is given monthly by The Nebraska Hands & Voices Guide By Your Side program and Nebraska EHDI to a deaf or hard of hearing student in Nebraska who stands out as a role model within his school or community. Trevor was nominated by Nikki Garey who has this to say about Trevor:

“Trevor has been my student for the past five years or so. He has a mild hearing loss. I have really seen him come out of his shell this last year. He has shown increased confidence and self-advocacy in participating in classes and completing his assignments.  He is involved at school through Marching and Pep band, One-Act Plays, and has tried various sports.  Trevor is involved with the Nebraska Regional Programs.  Most recently, he attended the Quiz Bowl competition in Minnesota. Sara Peterson reported that he was a very valuable member of the team. He is a good friend, and many of the other students involved with the NRP have indicated how much they enjoy his company when he attends.  He has indicated that he would like to become a sign language interpreter in the future.  He really cares for and works well with others.  I anticipate that he will do well as he continues through high school and beyond!”