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Oelsligle, Meredith and Fields are 2023 Nebraska SCOYs 

Kearney, NE - Three outstanding school counselors were recognized at the annual awards luncheon at the
Nebraska School Counselor Academy on November 10 th . Cami Oelsligle was recognized as the
Elementary School Counselor of the Year. Cami is a K-12 school counselor at the Humphrey
Public School. Katie Meredith was announced as the Middle School Counselor of the Year.
Katie is the school counselor at Nebraska City Middle School. Kevin Fields of Seward High
School was awarded the High School Counselor of the Year. All three of these individuals
implement exemplary comprehensive school counseling programs. These three individuals
along with finalists, Shana Dick from the Scottsbluff Public Schools and Dawn Draeger from the
Crete Public Schools will be honored at a formal dinner on March 4th. During that dinner either
Ms. Oelsligle, Ms. Meredith, or Mr. Fields will be named the 2024 Nebraska School Counselor of the Year. The counselor named the 2024 Nebraska School Counselor of the Year will be Nebraska’s representative for ASCA’s 2025 School Counselor of the Year and be invited to Washington, DC for ASCA’s annual School Counselor of the Year Gala.

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Sen. Jacobson Honors Kara Hahn

North Platte, NE – On Monday, April 24th, Sen. Mike Jacobson, District 42, presented a copy of Resolution 60 which recognizes Kara Hahn as the 2022 Nebraska Elementary School Counselor of the Year and as the 2023 Nebraska School Counselor of the Year.  Sen. Jacobson met Ms. Hahn at the NSCA Day at the Capitol in February.  Following the meeting Sen. Jacobson’s office reached out to NSCA wanting to introduce a resolution recognizing Ms. Hahn for her accomplishments.   With the support of NSCA Sen. Jacobson wrote resolution 60 which specifically recognizes Ms. Hahn’s excellence in implementing a comprehensive school counseling program and her work with students with internalizing and externalizing behaviors as identified through a universal screener.  The resolutions also served as an education tool for all senators as it included information on the role of a school counselor.  Read the complete resolution which was adopted by the legislature on March 22, 2023.  Kara Hahn is a school counselor at Jefferson Elementary School in North Platte, NE.

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