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Joseph Krause Named Youth Rotarian of the Month of May

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SHS Senior, Joseph Krause was named the May Youth Rotarian of the Month. He is the son of Jon and Jennifer Krause of Seward.  He was honored and recognized at the May 1 Seward Rotary Club luncheon meeting at the Jones Bank in Seward.  Fellowship and a brief business meeting preceded the introduction of Joseph. Joseph was introduced by Rotarian Matt Dominy and presented with mementos of Rotary, a Seward Rotary Club banner and a Rotary Club “Book Scholarship!”

Joseph is a scholar/athlete and a member and leader of the SHS National Honor Society, and has been on the SHS Honor Roll every semester of attendance.  His GPA is 3.98 and was named an Academic All-State for athletics all four years!

In the area of athletics, he has an outstanding list of accomplishments.  In the area of football, Joseph hold three state records and seven school records over his four years of participation.  He played four years on the SHS Basketball Team, three years on the SHS Varsity Program, as well as four years with the SHS Baseball program with special honors and tributes in every sport!  He is one of the very few to play three sports all four years of high school!  

Joseph was named First Team Super State-Omaha World Herald and First Team All-State-Lincoln Journal Star. His football state records include-Total yards in a career, total yards in a season and passing yards in a season. Locally his records in football include career yards total, passing, passing touchdowns in a season and career. 

He is a member and longtime leader in the local Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) currently serving as the local FBLA Chapter Vice President.  He participated in the local Seward VFW Voice of Democracy Speech contest and several activities involving the Education Division of the Nebraska State Fair.   

Joseph is an active member of St. John Lutheran Church in Seward and a loyal member of the St. John Godparent program all four years.  He is a voice of youth at St. John Lutheran Church.  He served as one of the official youth delegates to the National Youth Gathering in New Orleans.

In the summers Joseph is involved in Rouging with Eber Rouging-working in the area fields, and serves as a lifeguard at Seward’s Dowding Memorial Pool.

His volunteer efforts to fulfill the “Service Above Self” requirement is in his volunteer efforts working with younger athletes, serving as a coach for the 5th-6thGrade Rec Basketball program for two years and as a volunteer all four years for the area youth camps for football and basketball.  He also serves as a Junior Jay Mentor at Seward Elementary.

He has full football scholarship to Northwest Missouri State University with a goal to obtain a degree and profession in the area of business or finance.  

He was the final Youth Rotarian of the Month for 2018-2019 and all ten will be honored at the approaching SHS Senior Honors Night in May, when the Youth Rotarian of the Year is announced.  Each of the ten Youth Rotarians will be given a book scholarship, donated by local Seward Rotarians to the SHS Seniors.