Senior Send-offs: Brendan Elam, Kearney

The Courier-Tribune’s Senior Send-offs is an effort to recognize student-athletes at Liberty, Kearney and Smithville high schools who had the end of their senior year disrupted by school closures as a result of COVID-19 and related stay-at-home orders.


Brendan Elam


Kearney High School


Cross country, Track and Field


University of Nebraska


Vocal Music Education

Favorite high school memory:

"My favorite sports memory is taking summer trips with the cross country team. It really brings us all together when we go camping and run in a completely different state."

Coach/Teacher who made the biggest impact:

"Coach (Darla) Moberly, and Coach (Jeff) Roberts have made a huge impact in my life. They have supported me not only in athletics, but in my life outside of a runner."

Thing you will miss the most about high school:

"The thing I will miss the most is the long distance team. Nothing can bring people together more than running with each other everyday."

Best part about high school and this community:

"The best part of our community is our will to win. We continuously strive to be the best at what we do. We are not only a school known for their academics, but we are well known for our sports. Kearney is a fantastic place and I am so proud to call it my home."

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