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WHS senior Jake Barry

Jake Barry Chosen as the Runza/KPTM Fox 42 "Athlete of the Week"

Honor Accompanied by $500 Scholarship!

Congratulations to WHS Senior Jake Barry for being named the Runza/KPTM Fox 42 Athlete of the Week!

Barry was featured on Wednesday (March 31) night's Channel 42 news broadcast (posted below). The honor stems from Barry's proven abilities and work ethic in both athletics and academics. Barry is ranked #1 in his senior class, has a 4.0 grade point average, and is a member of the National Honor Society. 

"He [Jake] only knows one way to do things, and that's all out!" commented WHS Basketball Coach Kevin Scheef. "On the basketball floor, he plays the game as hard as any kid I've ever had."

"Jake always does his very best in the classroom--always turns in stellar work, top-notch all the way," added WHS Sr. Composition instructor Carol Mertl.

Barry plans to attend either the University of Nebraska at Lincoln or Wayne State College. He is undecided as to his area of study, but is leaning toward a possible career in bio-medical engineering.

In addition to being featured on television, Barry was presented with a plaque and a $500 scholarship. Jake is the son of Michael and Deb Barry of Wahoo.

Congratulations Jake on this impressive honor!

Jake Barry Chosen as the Runza/KPTM Fox 42 "Athlete of the Week"


Mar 30, 2010

Great Job Jake! Way to be a stud :)
Justin Johnson

Mar 31, 2010

congratulations, hard work does pay off.
Judy Stukenholtz

Mar 31, 2010

Jake, A very well deserved honor! You work hard at everything you do and it shows! Congratulations. Judy and Kevin Stukenholtz
Mr. Harris

Apr 04, 2010

Way to go, Jake Barry! I am proud to have had the opportunity to work with you throughout your years in Wahoo Public.

Apr 05, 2010

great job Jake you are a good friend
Omaha, NEStudent of Jacob Barry

Dec 20, 2019

He is a great teacher - December 2019