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Burger Nemaha Central Scholarship Awarded Through STEP

Maxwell Holthaus is the 2018 recipient of the Harry C. M. Burger Nemaha Central Scholarship awarded through the STEP Foundation. This endowed scholarship was established by the late Harry Burger to encourage youth to further their education. The scholarship is in the amount of $700 and is renewable for four years throughout the student’s career at Kansas State.

Maxwell is the son of David and Teresa Holthaus of Seneca, Kansas. He plans to attend Kansas State University to major in Computer Science with a minor in Mathematics. He stated in his application, that after college, his “career dream is to start a startup company.” While attending Nemaha Central High School, during his senior year, he served as Student Council President and Yearbook Head Layout Editor.

He has also been active in both academic and athletic activities, which included National Honor Society, cross country, forensics, Future Business Leaders of America. Holthaus placed in the Top 15 as a National Finalist in the Mobile Application Development. Additionally, in Kansas he placed eighth in Intro to Information Tech and seventh in Networking Concepts.

Holthaus served three years at the Catholic Heart Work Camp along with singing in the choir and playing drums for the Kelly Youth Rally. He was the Catholic Youth Organization Secretary, helped with the Baileyville Benefit and served at the Red Cross Blood Drive.

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