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Nemaha County STEP Foundation Awards Scholarships

The B & B Legacy Scholarships awarded four $1,000 scholarships through the
Nemaha County STEP Foundation this year to graduating seniors who previously
attended B & B School.
The Legacy Scholarships are a result of a challenge presented to the St. Benedict
and Baileyville communities and alumni by August Bergman, M.D., during the 2006
graduation ceremony. Thus, began the fundraising to match Dr. Bergman’s seed money
of $25,000. During the fundraising, another graduate Albert Wietharn offered an
additional $25,000 if the communities would match his gift.
Both challenges were met, and the $100,000 was exceeded. The B & B Legacy
Scholarships became a reality due to the dedication and generosity of the alumni and
communities of St. Benedict and Baileyville.
The final recipients of the B&B Legacy Scholarship are all from Nemaha Central
High School.
Sawyer Deters, son of Matt and Rachael Deters, plans to attend Concordia
University Nebraska and major in exercise science.
Hailey Nordhus, daughter of Kevin and Jenny Nordhus, plans to attend Kansas
Wesleyan University and major in nursing.
Emma Stallbaumer, daughter of Jeff and Laurie Stallbaumer, plans to attend
Washburn University and major in science.
The Nemaha County STEP Foundation is proud to announce one recipient of the
Leroy “Roy” Heiman Memorial Scholarship. The Heiman family partnered with STEP to
honor Roy. Katie Tangeman, daughter of Daniel and Kristin Tangeman, plans to attend
Northwest Missouri State University in the medical field.
The Nemaha County STEP Foundation is honored to be able to assist in awarding
these scholarships to these students. STEP strives to assist in helping caring citizens
develop ways to help others and leave a lasting legacy.