Johnson named Business Student of the Month at NPCC

Avery Johnson
Monday, January 31, 2022

A Hayes Center woman has been selected as the Business Student of the Month for February at North Platte Community College.

Avery Johnson graduated from Hayes Center Public Schools in 2020. She is currently on track to receive an Associate of Applied Science degree from NPCC in May.

“I chose NPCC because I wanted to surround myself with good people, be in small classrooms and have connections with my instructors,” Johnson said. “[NPCC] was also close to home, and I had a sports scholarship.”

Jean Condon, chair of the college’s Business and Office Technology Division, nominated Johnson for the Student of the Month recognition.

“From the first day I met Avery, I knew she was a special person, and I had to get to know her,” Condon said. “Avery shows an amazing commitment to her learning and educational experience. Along with her success in the classroom, she is hardworking, has a strong work ethic, takes initiative to help others and has tremendous leadership skills I see as she interacts with other students. I am so proud of her.”

Johnson is the student representative for the Mid-Plains Community College Board of Governors, is NPCC Student Senate president and serves as a student ambassador, science tutor and biology aid.

She is currently on the Knights women’s basketball team and also played on the Knights volleyball team.

“Going to nationals in volleyball my freshman year and the bonds I have created with all my gal pals have been my most memorable moments at NPCC,” Johnson said. “Being at NPCC has helped me to make great connections and friends. The faculty here have been very supportive, positive and effective. They have really pushed me to keep being successful and to continue my education. I am very grateful to have chosen this campus and have enjoyed every moment of being here.”

Following her graduation from NPCC, Johnson plans to transfer to the University of Nebraska–Lincoln to pursue a bachelor’s degree in either biology or biochemistry.

“After UNL, I plan to apprentice and take online classes to receive my degree in mortuary science and pass my boards to be a funeral director,” said Johnson.

Outside of school, Johnson enjoys being around family and friends, making chunky yarn blankets, taking care of plants and staying active.

Her parents are Amanda Johnson and the late Johnny Johnson, of Hayes Center.