November 2019

Saige Havranek (3rd Grade, O’Neill, NE)

Congratulations on being selected as the November 2019 Rising Star! Nebraska Hands and Voices Guide By Your Side, along with Nebraska EHDI, recognizes students who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing who stand out with the Rising Star Award.

Carre Klein nominated Saige for the award, writing the following about her attributes:

I would like to nominate my student, Saige Havranek, for the Rising Star Award. Saige is a third-grade student at O’Neill Elementary School.  She has been very responsible in bringing her DM trainer to her teachers and charging it every night.  Saige has also done a great job letting teachers know when she doesn’t hear or understand this year.  Last, but not least, she led and helped create her own PowerPoint IEP and presented it to her teachers.  She did a fantastic job.  I am very proud of her. 

Saige, you have the amazing qualities that the Rising Star Award is designed to recognize. You are demonstrating responsibility with your equipment, advocating for yourself in the classroom, and using your leadership skills to let your teachers know what you need to succeed with your IEP presentations. You are a wonderful example to others. Keep up the great work!