72 to graduate from Northeast Dubois SaturdayMay 24, 2019
By LEANN BURKE
DUBOIS — The Northeast Dubois High School Class of 2019 will graduate at 6 p.m. Saturday at Northeast Dubois High School, with 72 seniors accepting their diplomas.
Valedictorians are Delaney Rasche of Dubois and Zachary Uebelhor of Jasper. Salutatorians are Brooklyn Dodd of Dubois and Molly Lueken of Birdseye.
Rasche is the daughter of Duane and Julie (Heeke) Rasche of Dubois.
During high school, she played soccer and tennis and was a member of the Beta Club, French Club and Fellowship of Christian Athletes.
She played on this year’s sectional-winning tennis team and won individual Blue Chip Conference titles in tennis. She was also on High Honor Roll and won the four-year language arts department award and the Evansville Courier and Press Star Student Silver Award.
She received the Steven Seger Scholarship, the Northeast Dubois Endowment Scholarship and the Dubois Pike Federal Credit Union Scholarship. She was also awarded the University of Evansville’s Dean Scholarship and Davidson Scholar Scholarship.
She plans to study French education at University of Evansville.
Uebelhor is the son of Perry Uebelhor of Jasper and the late Rebecca (Rahman) Uebelhor.
During high school he ran cross county and was a member of the Beta Club, the Future Farmers of America and Timber Stand Improvement.
He has won several FFA awards, including third place in forestry at the sate competition in 2018, first place in district forestry in 2018 and second place at the district plant and soil science demonstration in 2016. He was also awarded the 2019 AP Calculus Award and the Daughters of the American Revolution Award.
He was awarded the Valedictorian/Salutatorian Scholarship from Vincennes University where he will earn a degree in forestry before pursuing a master’s in plant genetics from Purdue University in West Lafayette through the preliminary acceptance program.
Dodd is the daughter of Steve and Brandi (Striegel) Dodd of Dubois.
During high school, she played on the softball and volleyball teams and was a member of the Lutheran Youth Organization and Ruritan Club, as well as completed several volunteer projects outside of school.
She won the Indiana Coaches of Girls’ Sports Association’s Academic All-State awards for volleyball and softball, the Blue Chip Conference awards for volleyball and softball, three defensive awards for her sports and three math department awards.
She has been awarded the St. Paul Lutheran Church Scholarship, the Lincolnland Ruritan District Scholarship, the Dubois Ruritan Build Your Dollars Scholarship, the Northeast Dubois School Corporation Endowment Scholarship, the Steven M. Seger Memorial Scholarship and the Dexter Royer Memorial Scholarship.
The University of Evansville awarded her its Faculty Scholarship and its Davidson Scholarship. She plans to study business marketing at the school.
Lueken is the daughter of Pam (Block) and Wayne Lueken of Birdseye.
In high school, she focused a lot of time on volleyball, playing on both the high school and travel teams. This year, she was awarded the blocking award, the Kathy Bauer Mental Attitude Award, the Blue Chip All Conference Award and the Academic All-State Award. She also coached fifth grade volleyball.
She was also involved with Girls on the Run, intramural basketball and tutoring.
She received the 2D art academic award her freshman year, the precalculus and trigonometry award her junior year and the four-year social studies department award her senior year.
She has been awarded the American Legion Post scholarship, the Next Generation Hoosier scholarship and the Dubois County Endowment Scholarship.
Indiana University Southeast awarded her the Gold Recognition Scholarship. She plans to study special and elementary education at the school.
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