2015 Ron Gustafson Inspiration Award

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2017-Taleah Williams, Norfolk

                                                                  Taleah Williams was an honor student at Norfolk High School and in spite of being born without a lower left arm she also excelled in athletics.  She held several track records and qualified for the State Meet in 4 events her junior and senior seasons and was All-Conference on the basketball team.  She lettered all 3 years in both sports.  Tara won the gold medal in the Paralympics Trials in the long jump and she was a member of the 2016 Paralympic team in Rio.  This summer she competed in London where she won the gold medal in the long jump and is World Champion in her category.  Taleah is currently a member of the Doane University Track team.