Lincoln High teacher rewards excellence - News, Weather and Sports for Lincoln, NE; KLKNTV.com

Lincoln High teacher rewards excellence

Lincoln High teacher rewards excellence

Watching Y'vonne Meyers teach it's easy to see she passionate about what she does, so it's no surprise that she is equally passionate about her students.

That's why she started an initiative last semester to honor students that show excellence in their lives, all while incorporating advanced photography class in the process. It's called, " The Excellence Project."

"The story that I think gets overlooked, quite frankly, is the excellence piece. Everyday as a teacher here at Lincoln High. I have access to seeing students overcome amazing obstacles in the classroom and working through these things with grit and determination,"said Meyers.

To qualify you must show things like, character and positive contributions. Around 160 students are selected and then narrowed down to 50 finalists.

This year photography students made portraits of all 50 nominees. Those will become a nine-foot by 40 foot sculpture, linked together to bring in the spirit of their mascot the "Links."

The sculpture will travel to seven locations around the capitol city, and will even make an appearance at the Lincoln Art Festival. 

If you're interested in seeing the finished art piece. They'll be presenting it on April 7th from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the non-profit HUB, which is on UNL's city campus.

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Lincoln man makes Auburn teenagers prom night special

    Lincoln man makes Auburn teenagers prom night special

    Posted By: Bayley Bischof Channel 8 Eyewitness News Auburn high schoolers Abbey Clark and Damien Johnson have always been a good team. "She's kind of awesome and she's my best friend," Johnson said of Abbey. "They complement each other really well," their teacher Mandi Noel said. "Damien's super social and Abbey is fiercely independent." They went to prom last year, so when Johnson asked Clark again, she said it was a no brainer to say yes. &...More >>
    Posted By: Bayley Bischof Channel 8 Eyewitness News Auburn high schoolers Abbey Clark and Damien Johnson have always been a good team. "She's kind of awesome and she's my best friend," Johnson said of Abbey. "They complement each other really well," their teacher Mandi Noel said. "Damien's super social and Abbey is fiercely independent." They went to prom last year, so when Johnson asked Clark again, she said it was a no brainer to say yes. &...More >>
  • Lincoln Northeast High bus involved in morning rollover

    Lincoln Northeast High bus involved in morning rollover

    Lincoln Northeast High bus involved in morning rollover

    Several crews are responding to a rollover accident involving a car and a bus near the intersection of 134th and Holdrege Thursday. 

    More >>

    Several crews are responding to a rollover accident involving a car and a bus near the intersection of 134th and Holdrege Thursday. 

    More >>
  • Update: South 14th street reopened after natural gas leak shut down traffic temporarily

    South 14th Street between Pine Lake and Yankee Hill will be closed temporarily

    A portion of South 14th will be closed because of gas line work.

    More >>

    A portion of South 14th will be closed because of gas line work.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2018 KLKN. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices.