Bob Palensky Scholarship

The Bob Palensky Scholarship, in the amount of $250, will be presented to an outstanding high school senior who will attend any Nebraska college or university and participate in the band program their freshman year.
The Bob Palensky Memorial Scholarship was established in the 1999-2000 school year in the memory of Bob Palensky beloved Band Director from Crete and David City, who was tragically killed in a car accident in June of 1998. Bob was serving as the secretary on the NSBA Board at the time of his death.


  • Recipients
  • 2007 - B.J. Layher Springfield—Platteview High School

    2008 - Zachary Nathan - Norfolk Senior High School

    2009 - Alisa Marie Stuckert

    2010 - Morgan Lyons - Plattsmouth high School

    2011 - Krista Couton - Wahoo Nueman

    2012 - Madisen Geiler - Waverly High School

    2013 - No applicants

    2014 - Michaela Steager - Wahoo Nueman

    2015 - Alyssa Pracht - Waverly High School

    2016 - Nick Brown - Waverly High School
  • 2017 - Trey Switzer - Gretna High School
  • 2018 - DeVere Larington - Ogallala High School
  • 2019 - Alisha Vavra - Centennial High School

2019

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