December 2019

Kaleb Asche (5th grade, O’Neill, NE)

Congratulations on being selected as the December 2019 Rising Star!  Nebraska Hands and Voices Guide By Your Side, along with Nebraska EHDI, recognizes deaf and hard of hearing students who stand out with the monthly Rising Star Award.

Carre Klein nominated Kaleb for this award, writing the following about his attributes:

I would like to nominate Kaleb Asche, a fifth grader at O’Neill Elementary School. Kaleb has gone outside of his comfort zone and joined the Battle of the Books team through the Nebraska Regional Programs. He has already finished two books and is midway through the third book. He is motivated to always do well in school,  and this extra activity is no exception. Kaleb is a great self-advocate in the classroom as well. He tells his teachers when he’s not able to hear, brings his DM trainer to his numerous classes, and plugs it in every night to make sure it’s fully charged the next day. He also helped during a deaf/hard of hearing classroom presentation in September. Great job, Kaleb!

Kaleb, you are doing an amazing job advocating for yourself, trying new things, and working hard at school. Thank you for being such a shining example to others!