One student and one coach from Pender High School were honored at the Nebraska Coaches Association annual banquet held July 23 at Old Lincoln Train Stration-Great Hall in Lincoln’s Haymarket district.
Greg Conroy, who recently retired from Pender Public Schools following the 2017-18 school year, was honored for 35 years in coaching. He began his teaching career at Mondamin-West Harrison, Iowa in 1980. After five years there, he taught and coached at PHS from 1985 until 2017. He served as the school’s activities director at the time of his retirement.
Braden Peters was a member of the 2017 class at PHS and recently graduated. He earned an NCA-Country Inn & Suites Scholar/Athlete award scholarship. A three sport- athlete throughout his high school career, Peters was a state track qualifier and also participated in football and basketball. He maintained a 4.0 GPA and graduated first in his class. He earned a composite score of 35 on his ACT.
Peters was also very active in leadership positions in FFA, 4-H, National Honor Society, quiz bowl and various science and math competitions. He contributed countless volunteer hours, as well as being active on his family’s farm and operating his own lawn care business. He will be attending the University of Nebraska in Lincoln and majoring in mechanical engineering.