June 2020

Claire Johnson (12th Grade, Adams Central High School)

Nebraska Hands & Voices Guide By Your Side, along with Nebraska EHDI, recognizes a student who is deaf or hard of hearing in Nebraska who stands out as a role model in her community with the monthly Rising Star Award. Claire was nominated by Cindy Koch who wrote the following nomination:

“I nominate Claire Johnson for the Rising Star award. She finished her Adams Central high school year with a bang!! Several of her accomplishments culminated in receiving the following awards: Senior Academic Award in Speech and Drama, 2019-2020 Band Letter Recipient(1 of only 7 seniors), Band Director Award, Choir Director Award and Winner of the Optimist speech contest for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing. She played the flute in the band and was a four-year letter recipient. In addition to her musical accomplishments, she was also in FBLA and Student Council. She plans to take classes at CCC and internships through the 18+ program after high school.”

Congratulations, Claire!