KPE Architectural-Engineering Scholarships Awarded to Two 2017 Bellevue High School Seniors
Bobby Storck, graduating senior at Bellevue East High School, and Hunter Rausch, graduating senior at Bellevue West High School, are recipients of a 2017 KPE Engineering/Architectural $1000 scholarship and future internship opportunities with KPE. Both individuals, and their families, were honored during the announcement event at KPE offices in Bellevue, NE on March 28, 2017.
Bobby Storck, son of Brian and Betsy Storck of Bellevue, ranks at the top of his class of 351 students. Bobby is accepted to the University of Nebraska at Lincoln and will major in Chemical Engineering starting August 2017. Bobby’s extracurricular activities included: German club, Key Club where he’s Treasurer, and Quiz Bowl Varsity Team Captain. He lettered in Marching Band & Jazz Band – playing trombone.
Bobby has also earned a Regents Scholarship which will pay his tuition to UNL. Being gifted in mathematics and analytical thinking, Bobby was drawn to STEM – but he really wanted to excel in a field that could help people. He discovered engineering and has a keen interest in chemistry, so Chemical Engineering at UNL is in his immediate future!
Hunter Rausch, son of Doug and Kim Rausch of Bellevue, scored 34 on Math ACT testing – which ranks him in the top 1% of students nationally.
In August 2017, Hunter will attend the University of Nebraska at Omaha, and eventually UNL, where he will major in Mechanical Engineering. At Bellevue West, Hunter’s school activities included: Air Force Junior ROTC, Kitty Hawk Air Society, the Sabre Team, Robotics team, and Science Olympiad. In his senior year as Group Commander in JROTC, Hunter led a cadet corps with four squadrons and 185 cadets. He is also Kitty Hawk Society President, the JROTC version of National Honor Society. As a junior, Hunter was Deputy Group Commander of JROTC and Sabre Team Commander.
Hunter’s extracurricular activities and community service include hundreds of hours of service: as a counselor at MDA camp for children, as a 3rd grade Sunday School teacher at his church, as AWANA club group leader for young boys, and he regularly volunteers at eastern Nebraska/Norfolk Veteran’s Homes, the Salvation Army, and the Omaha Veteran’s Hospital.
For the tenth consecutive year, KPE continues to recognize young talent and award scholarships to local school districts for students who are pursuing engineering/architectural studies. During the past decade, KPE has awarded scholarships to 17 students, totaling more than $20,000. These award recipients become preferred candidates for future KPE internships. This is KPE’s way to give back to the community, invest in local talent, and further the A/E industry.
KPE is a full-service, multi-disciplined engineering and architectural firm serving a diverse clientele from headquarters in Bellevue, NE – plus offices in Omaha, NE, Des Moines and Davenport, IA, and Bismarck, ND. KPE personnel are experts in designing, managing and implementing building modernization and new construction facility projects for schools, government, healthcare, industry, commercial and institutional clientele.