Tea Senior Become National Merit Scholar Finalist


A senior in the Tea Area School District is making history. 

Jaelyn Morehead is the district’s first ever National Merit Scholar finalist. The future Nebraska-Lincoln student found out about the news earlier this week. She hopes to inspire other kids in Tea to aim high.  

“I knew that Tea had never had one and as soon as I heard that I started working towards it because Tea needs to have one at some point,” Morehead said. 

Morehead hopes the district has a finalist every year from here on out. She plans on going to medical school at UNL. 

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