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JA Apple Society Recognizes Volunteers


Golden Apple

Image caption: Golden Apple

All of our JA of Lincoln classroom volunteers are wonderful, but some really go above and beyond. These are the people we can always turn to when we have a classroom needing a volunteer. These are the people who show up for our students, time and time again. And while we’re so grateful to all of our volunteers, we wanted to make sure these exceptional volunteers know just how much they’re appreciated. That’s why we created the Apple Society. 

The Apple Society of JA of Lincoln’s way of recognizing those volunteers who give an extraordinary amount of time to our students. The Red Apple goes to volunteers who have taught more than 6 classrooms, the Silver Apple is for those who have taught more than 12, and the Golden Apple is for those amazing volunteers who have taught more than 20 classrooms. The different levels come with various gifts from us, and all come with our deepest gratitude.

This year we are excited to announce 11 Gold Apple recipients, 14 Silver, and 41 Red! Thank you and congratulations to all of this year’s inductees!


GOLD (20+ Classrooms)

Bradley Biesheuvel


Jay Stoa

Lincoln Electric System

Brett Burchett

FP Wealth Management

Nancy Paasch

Sandhills Global

Russ Sebek

First Interstate Bank

Daniel Senft


David Borcherding

Southeast Community College

Andy Van Horn

State Farm Andy Van Horn

Charlene Rohl

Farm Bureau Financial Services-Dustin Lottman

Diane Temme


Greg Joyce

Legacy Retirement Communities

SILVER (12+ Classrooms)

Erin Rausch Conaway

U.S. Bancorp

Jennifer Schnieders

Union Bank & Trust

Whitney Fritzinger

AIM Institute

Megan Hatch


Michael Henkenius

Union Bank & Trust

Tasha Nelson

CHI Health St. Elizabeth

Terri Burchess

Lincoln Community Volunteer

Brent Hummel


Brett Harris

Greenleaf Properties

Bud Synhorst

Lincoln Independent Business Association

Dennis Florom

Lincoln Electric System

Kristian Anderson

Right Eye Digital

TJ Casady

Union Bank & Trust

Tam Nguyen


RED (6+ Classrooms)

Karissa Vandenberg

U.S. Bancorp

Michaela Rasmussen

Union Bank & Trust

Ashley Venteicher

Wells Fargo

Dennis Shultz

Continental ContiTech

Divya Katakam

Lincoln Community Volunteer

Jenny Gall

Legacy Retirement Communities

John Kopetzky

Legacy Retirement Communities

Samantha Grella

Lincoln Federal Savings Bank

Scott Semin

Lincoln Community Volunteer

Adam Schroeder

Black Hills Energy

Amanda Knight


Ann Langemeier


Connor Story

Lincoln Community Volunteer

Deb McGuire

Lincoln Electric System

Janis Landon

Lincoln Community Volunteer

Jennifer Lemke

HOME Real Estate

Kellie Wesslund

University of Nebraska

Madysen Reutter

First Interstate Bank

Marcela Martinez

Wells Fargo

Michael Donlan


Pam Simanek


Travis Lucas

Sampson Construction

Barb Raymond

Lincoln Industries

Chris Hodges

Lincoln Electric System

Emily Phelps

West Gate Bank

Gina Sturdevant


Grant Carter

Lincoln Federal Savings Bank

Heidi Schumacher


Jade Poggensee

Union Bank & Trust

Jeanette Moeller

West Gate Bank

Jennie Nelson-Bartek

Lincoln Community Volunteer

Jim Hansen

Sandhills Global

Jordan Darensbourg

US Cellular

Kathy Reyes

Nebraska Title Company

Lainey Nebesniak


Marcus Brees

Sandhills Global

Nathan Elias

Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company

Paul Birkel

Sandhills Global

Peggy Storm

Legacy Retirement Communities

Reid McConnell

Humanex Ventures

Tara Suckstorf

Peoples Mortgage


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