Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Exeter Native Carson Stokebrand Honored

Carson Stokebrand, of Exeter, was recently honored at the Boy Scouts Cornhusker Council Annual Recognition Dinner. Carson was awarded the Young American Award which was first awarded in 1968.

The award is given to a student age 19 through 25 to achighlight publicly the importance of their achievements and service to their community, state, and nation.

Recipients have to be nominated for this award and may or may not be a member of the Boy Scouts of America.

In order to be considered for this award nominees must have achieved outstanding accomplishments in the fields of art, athletics, business, community service, education, government, humanities, literature, math, music, religion, and science. Community service that adds to the quality of life and above average scholastic grade point average are also requirements.

The recipients are chosen based on completion of an extensive applications, letters of recommendation and records of the nominee's involvements in organizations, leadership roles and recognitions they may have received.

Stokebrand is an Eagle Scout with six palms. He was Valedictorian of his class at Exeter-Milligan High School and just graduated from Concordian University in Seward with High Distinction with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication with an emphasis in Journalism and Public Relations. He also received a Bachelor of Arts in History with a minor in Marketing.

Stokebrand was also named Outstanding Graduate in the Jouranlism and Public Relations program. He has been accepted inot graduate school at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He will be in the Broadcast Journalism masters program. Stokebrand is the son of Mark and Rhonda Stokebrand of Exeter.

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