Seniors receive scholarships, awards at Honors Night

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Seniors receive scholarships, awards at Honors Night

Maria Byers, ‘19 accepts the FFA Alumni Scholarship from Mr. John Kabat. This will be John Kabat’s last official year as a teacher at MV.

Maria Byers, ‘19 accepts the FFA Alumni Scholarship from Mr. John Kabat. This will be John Kabat’s last official year as a teacher at MV.

Photo by Grant Smith

Maria Byers, ‘19 accepts the FFA Alumni Scholarship from Mr. John Kabat. This will be John Kabat’s last official year as a teacher at MV.

Photo by Grant Smith

Photo by Grant Smith

Maria Byers, ‘19 accepts the FFA Alumni Scholarship from Mr. John Kabat. This will be John Kabat’s last official year as a teacher at MV.

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On Thursday, May 16, 2019, members of the class of 2019 attended the 114th annual Honors Program held in Changnon Gymnasium.

The program began at 7:00 PM and lasted until 9 PM.

Honors Night is an annual program held to announce the winners of various community scholarships to seniors, their families, and the community.

Following the introduction to the program, a choral performance was presented by the MV Concert and Treble Choir. The two songs sung: “Grow,” and “Africa,” were directed by Choir Director Ms. Chelsi Wilson.

In order of time awarded, the scholarship winners are as follows:

Silas & Mary Kate Echols Scholarship Award: Cameron Steele

Student Council Scholarship: Minh Nguyen

Lloyd R DeWitt Journalism Scholarship: Jonathan Wilson

National Honor Society Salutatorian: Pryanka Kaushal

Frederick Oehm, Sr. Education Foundation Award Scholarship: Derek Hill, Priyanka Kaushal, Gatlin Miller, and Jonathan Wilson

Peoples National Bank Scholarship: Haleigh Harpole, Maggie Piper, Madison Waters, Cameron Steele, Emma Wilson, Sophie Laughlin, Madilyn Berry, Addison Sargent, Jonathan Wilson

Rotary Club 6510 Foundation Scholarship: Gatlin Miler

Mt. Vernon West Rotary Club Scholarships: Voting on 5/20/19

The Aspire Scholarship: Priyanka Kaushal

Oza Family Foundation Scholarship: Ashley Reynolds

Clarence Wilson Memorial Award Scholarship: Cameron Steele

Dr. G. L. Taylor Memorial Scholarship: Holly Maher

Shelter Insurance Foundation Scholarship: Holly Maher

K.A. R. E. Scholarship: Priyanka Kaushal

Barbra A Fullerton Memorial Scholarship: Derek Hill

Kiwanis Club – Randy Smith Memorial Scholarship: Ashton McPherson

Kiwanis Club – Pete Harp Memorial Scholarship: Faith Bell

Kiwanis Club – Charles Rohlfing Memorial Scholarship: Maria Byars

Kiwanis Club – Don Peacock Key Club Scholarship: Weston Brockhouse

Everett D. Nola V. Greer Scholarship: Addison Mays

Livingston Pharmacy: Brooklyn Kelley

Jaycee’s Joe Torregrossa Memorial Scholarship: Gatlin Miller

Jaycee’s Wendell J. McReynolds Memorial Scholarship: Gatlin Miller

Anne R. Beveridge Memorial Scholarship: Jonathan Wilson

Peggy Simmons Memorial Scholarship: Jonathan Wilson

Mt. Vernon Rams Gridiron Club Scholarship: Kolbey Gentles and Chase Belangee

C.E. Brehm Foundation Scholarship: Kaijah Weller

Genfed Financial Credit Union Carroll Prather Young Scholarship: Maggie Piper

Delta Theta Tau Sorority Thelma Latta Music Scholarship: Addison Mays

Good Samaritan Hospital Auxiliary Scholarship: Nicholas Sursa, Kaijah Weller, Priyanka Kaushal, Minh Nguyen, Arayana Stringfellow

Mt. Vernon Masonic Lodge Hubert Payne Memorial Scholarship: Kaijah Weller

Jefferson County Unit of Retired Teachers Association Scholarship: Maggie Piper

Kaskaskia Valley Community Credit Union: Madilyn Berry

Mt. Vernon Rams Booster Club Scholarship: Kaijah Weller and Weston Brockhouse

MVTHS Sports Hall of Fame Scholarship: Isaiah Bradshaw and Addi Sargent

Hi-Tri League Scholarship: Haley Sheff

Hi-Tri League Ashlee L. Bailey Memorial Scholarship: Haley Sheff

The Emma Caserotti MVTHS Educational Scholarship: Maggie Piper

FFA Alumni Scholarships: Hailey Mays, Jacob Kueker, Nickolaus Elliott, Ashley Reynolds, Macy Marthaler, Maria Byars, Sadie Southered, Elma Gilbert, Magnolia Hamson, Cassidy Chaarlton, Matthew Walton

The Mt. Vernon FFA Alumni Linda Carlton Agriculture Scholarship: Zachary Reynolds

Crosswalk Community Action Agency: Gavin Greene and Logan Greene

Community First Bank Scholarships: Maggie Piper, Cameron Steele, Magnolia Hamson, Isaiah Bradshaw, Kaijah Weller, and Brooklyn Kelley

Illinois Sheriff’s Association Scholarship: Brooklyn Kelley

BPOE Mt. Vernon Elks Lodge 819 Scholarship: Madilyn Berry and Weston Brockhouse

Joe McDermott Memorial Automotive Scholarship: Rusty Lowe

Mt. Vernon High School Maintenance, Custodial, and Culinary Scholarship: Seth Beal

Mt. Vernon District 80 Foundation Scholarship: Haleigh Harpole

WMIX AM & FM Radio Award: Kathrine Camaione, Madilyn Berry, Zachary Reynolds, Lukas Cooper, and Chloe Flanigan

Rend Lake College Foundation Scholarships: Seth Beal, Madilyn Berry, Gabriana Boles, Paul Camaione, D’Marcus Craig, Bethany DeLauder, Abigail Ellis, Maranda Emerson, Chloe Flanigan, Kolbey Gentles, Elma Gilbert, Magnolia Hamson, Chandler Jines, Jacob Kueker, Hailey Mays, Madisyn McCulley, Alexis McKinney, Ashton McPherson, Sanae Moore, Ashley Reynolds, Katherine Sexton, Nick Sursa, Casey White, Chipper Wright, Tyneisha Young