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Axtell Seniors Sign Track Scholarships with Emporia State

Axtell Seniors Taylor Jesse and Gavin Scheibe have signed letters of intent to join the Emporia State University track and field team as freshmen in 2011-12. Both have been offered partial scholarship, with the opportunity for additional scholarship monies based on their personal performances in the upcoming track and field season with Axtell High School. Taylor Jesse intends to compete collegiately in the 400 meter spring and the 1600 meter relay. Gavin Schiebe intends to compete in the 800 meter dash.

Pictured with Taylor (left to right): Principal Brian Rottinghaus, Taylor’s mother Wendy Gee, and Coaches Kevin Turowski and Brenda Peschel.

Pictured with Gavin (left to right): Gavin’s parents Kenneth and Michelle Scheibe, Principal Brian Rottinghaus, and Coaches Brenda Peschel and Kevin Turowski.

About Derek Nester

Derek Nester was born and raised in Blue Rapids, and graduated from Valley Heights High School in May of 2000. He attended Cowley College in Arkansas City and Johnson County Community College in Overland Park studying Journalism & Media Communication. After stops at KFRM and KCLY radio in Clay Center, he joined KNDY in 2002 as a board operator and play by play announcer. Derek is now responsible for the digital content of Dierking Communications, Inc. 6 radio stations. In 2005 Derek joined the staff of KCFX radio in Kansas City as a production assistant for the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network, which airs on 69 radio stations across 9 Midwest states.