Campbell students recognized for their leadership skills

Keziah McIntosh, a fifth-grader, and Matviy Yarmolyuk, a third-grader, at Campbell Elementary School

A pair of Campbell Elementary School students will be honored this week for their leadership skills inside and outside the classroom.

The non-profit organization Civic Nebraska will recognize Keziah McIntosh, a fifth-grader, and Matviy Yarmolyuk, a third-grader, during an awards banquet Thursday night. They’ll receive the Outstanding Student Leaders award and will be among eight community leaders honored at the Strengthening Democracy Awards event, to be held at the DelRay Ballroom.

Civic Nebraska described McIntosh as a member of student council and a mentor to younger students, while Yarmolyuk “leads by example through kindness toward peers, respect for adults and enthusiasm for learning.”

Other honorees include Nola Derby-Bennett, director of Lincoln’s Community Learning Centers, who will accept the Building Young Leaders award; and Charity Iromuanya, coordinator for the Everett Elementary School CLC, who will take home the Outstanding Educator award.

Vann Price, LPS supervisor of secondary personnel services and former Lincoln North Star High School principal, will deliver the event’s keynote address.

Published: May 1, 2019, Updated: May 2, 2019