U.S. Bank and the Nebraska School Activities Association announced the 2018-19 local school winners of the Believers and Achievers Award. Every member school is able to submit two senior students for recognition in this awards program. A total of 48 statewide Believers and Achievers will be awarded from the member school submissions. Local school nominees include:

Valentine: Caleb Long and Mercy Maunu

Ainsworth: Benjamin Arens and Megan Appelt

Rock County: Brodee Fleming and Josie Kuchera

Sandhills: Carlie Collier and Jacy Hafer