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Samuel Schroeder Named Youth Rotarian of the Month

SHS Senior, Samuel Schroeder of Seward, was named the April Youth Rotarian of the Month and honored by the Seward Rotary Club.  He is the son of Rob Schroeder and Liz Neeley.  Sam was recognized at the Seward Rotary Club’s April 6th noon luncheon Rotary Club meeting at the Jones Bank auditorium. He was introduced and thanked for his outstanding high school career.

Academics are important to Sam, who enjoys a 4.0 Grade Point Average and was inducted into the SHS National Honor Society as a sophomore.  He has been on the Seward High School Honor Roll every quarter of his high school career and has taken a number of Advanced Placement Courses for college credit.  He has enrolled in dual-credit classes through Southeast Community College.

Samuel is one of the leading athletes at SHS and leads by example on the SHS Basketball court and has been part of the program since 2018.  He was selected “All State” Honorable Mention for Class B in 2021, “All Conference” Honorable Mention for Class B in 2021 and Academic All State in 2021.  He is a loyal member and leader of the SHS Track Team and has been since 2018 and named to the 2021 Academic All State program.  He has been involved with the Summer AAU program since 2018 as well.  

Samuel is an involved student leader with the local Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) organization at Seward High and involved with their many community service activities and competitive programs. He has been part of the very successful SHS Quiz Bowl program-named State Fair Champions in 2019.  

He enjoyed his summer employment with Sloup Throell Detasseling and currently has been employed as a Life Guard for the City of Seward Dowding Memorial Pool.  

His volunteer “Service Above Self” work has centered on his service-promoting and participating in the annual Seward Community Crop Walk to combat World Hunger.  He has also been a loyal volunteer for the local Food Net non-profit program located at the Seward United Methodist Church and has also helped with the church grounds maintenance.  He has also annually volunteered to help with the local SHS Youth Basketball Camp in the summer.  

Since he is interested in the study of law, he has been very involved as a volunteer with the state’s “Volunteer Lawyers Project, “connecting pro bono lawyers with low-income Nebraskans with civil legal issues.  He has been involved assisting with a campaign to help the Volunteer Lawyer’s Project recruit lawyers in Rural Nebraska to provide pro bono league services and have volunteered at fundraising events, to help provide financial support for the non-profit. 

His hobbies include skiing, boating and lifting weights.

Samuel plans to attend the University of Nebraska at Kearney, NE in the area of Political Science and English.

He was presented with a Rotary Club Book Scholarship, mementos from the Seward Rotary Club and a Rotary Club banner.  His name will be placed in contention for the annual Seward Rotary Club Youth Rotarian of the Year scholarship and award.  He will again be recognized at the SHS May Honors Night along with all of this year’s Youth Rotarian nominees.  

The Seward Rotary Club selects and honors one Youth Rotarian each month and the nomination form is located with the SHS Counselors Office.