J. Woodmancy named December Senior of the Month
Perkins County Schools December senior-of-the-month honor has been given to Jacob Woodmancy.
Woodmancy is the son of Kathy and John Woodmancy.
Throughout his time at Perkins County High School, Woodmancy participated in several activities such as musical, cross country, FCCLA, National Honor Society and science club. He was active in mock trial, speech, FFA, one act, golf, quiz bowl and marching and concert band for all four years of high school.
Woodmancy has earned many honors through these activities. He placed 11th at state golf his junior year, earned an actor award at district one act each year of participation, earned his state FFA degree, was granted first chair trumpet at Class D Allstate and more.
Outside of school, Woodmancy has been involved in Boy Scouts, Nebraska Junior Golf Tour, Sandhills Symphony and multiple activities for his church.
He has worked for Woodmancy Farms for three years, and sold sweet corn for Lou Kraus for four years.
The accomplishment Woodmancy is most proud of is his medal at state golf. He views the event as the highest point of his golfing career, and he continues to work to improve at the sport.
“The medal symbolizes the work and effort that I have put into the sport, and therefore I am very proud of it,” Woodmancy said.
He expresses his creativity through acting. His involvement in one act, musical, humerous prose and OID has helped Woodmancy express himself. He feels most comfortable with science and math, so the arts make him leave his comfort zone and be creative.
Woodmancy plans to attend college to earn a degree in actuarial science. This will lead to a career dealing with the application of math to assess risk in insurance, finance, and other industries.
The community has taught Woodmancy many lessons. He said he has learned, through the involvement of the town, that he has an obligation to give back to a community who has given so much to him, and also that a good work ethic leads to success. Woodmancy feels these lessons have helped shape him as a person.
For being selected senior of the month, Woodmancy’s picture will hang in the lobby of Pinnacle Bank in Grant.
He will be eligible for a scholarship awarded at the end of the school year.
The student of the month and scholarship program are sponsored by Pinnacle Bank of Grant and members of the community.