Throughout the weeklong Hastings (Neb.) Scholars Institute, high ability students entering grades eight and nine took classes with teachers from across Nebraska and professors and counselors from Hastings College.
Students pursued coursework in mathematics, communications or science and participated in a variety of social and cultural events.
The 2012 scholars, which finished their institute Friday, are listed by school district:
Bellevue: Ramon Gutierrez and Haley Wharton of Logan Fontenelle Middle School; Paige Haskins, Jonathan Jenkins, Alex Molnar and Kelly Speltz of Mission Middle School; Sierra Karst, Celeste Kenworthy, Emma Larson, Audrey Lausterer and Elaine Stueve of Lewis & Clark Middle School.
Elkhorn: Jocelyn Daubendiek, Ben Frailey and Madeline Kimme of Elkhorn Middle School.
Hastings: Nathan Abel, Emily Block, Regan Crawford, Annie Davis, Melissa Espinoza, Alex Kemnitz, Andy Kemnitz, Lydia Meyer, Nathan Patterson, Emma Redinger and Benjamin Remmers of Hastings Middle School.
Kenesaw: Rose Wehrman of Kenesaw Public School.
Papillion-La Vista: Katie Kocanda, Hannah Molinelli and Jordan Murphy of La Vista Junior High; Max Boslaugh, Nate Marshall and Kira Watson of Papillion Junior High.
Lincoln: Melissa Bornstein, Maya Buss, Brandon Lingenfelter, Grace McManaman, Olivia Miller and Sophie Miller of Pound Middle School; Eli Diamant, Jackson Dilbeck, Austin Ligenza, Max Nutter, Frank Wickizer of Irving Middle School; Andrew Haar of Goodrich Middle School; Anne Harvey, Brooke Lampe, David Rittenhouse of Schoo Middle School; Anna Lee, Devon Terry of Scott Middle School; Makenna Widholm of Lincoln Middle School.
OPS: Chloe Bartek and Shania McAmis of Alice Buffett Magnet Middle School; Mallari Hangman and Emma Parizek of Beveridge Magnet Middle School.
Stapleton: Shyanne Honeywell and Sydney Weitzel of Stapleton Public School.
Fort Collins, Colo.: Lana Kinnear Lesher of IB World Middle School.