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News and Notes...
2016 Jim Johnson Scholarship Winner Selected...
This year’s recipient of the High Plains Chapter of the AMS and NWA Jim Johnson Scholarship is Riley Weller from Palmer, Nebraska. Riley graduated from Palmer High School
in May, 2016 and will attend the University of Kansas in the Fall. He plans to double major in astrophysics and computer science. Riley’s ambition and dedication to hard work were evident in his essay
and made him an excellent choice for the scholarship.
The scholarship was established to honor Jim Johnson, one of the instrumental people who helped start the chapter in 1996. His weather career spanned several decades, first with the U.S. Air Force
and then with the National Weather Service (NWS). Jim retired as a NWS Lead Forecaster from the Dodge City, Kansas office in September of 2006.