Tracy Kochenderfer (McArdle) – Valley High School Class of ’76

Tracy is an alumna of Valley High School from the class of 1976 and has pursued her passions since! After graduation, Tracy attended Midland University where she was involved in Phi Beta Lambda, Delta Tau Sorority and she was on the Drill Team for four years, two of which were spent as captain! She earned a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and went on to focus her career in Marketing. Tracy currently holds the role of Communication Specialist at the Block 59 Design Group in Omaha.

Outside of work, Tracy enjoys staying involved with the Miss Omaha Scholarship Organization which is a preliminary event to Miss America (she has volunteered with them for 28 years!) and now holds the role as President of the organization. Her accomplishments have not gone unnoticed and her awards include Miss Nebraska Volunteer of the Year, Midland Lutheran College Alumni Award for Community Service and Valley High School Alumni of the Year. 

Tracy lives with her husband Kevin and her son Shane in Omaha. They enjoy attending sporting events, musicals and fashion shows as well as traveling. Tracy also sustains a healthy lifestyle and makes it to fitness classes at least four times a week!

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