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ZIONSVILLE COMMUNITY HIGH SCHOOL SENIOR AWARDS NIGHT – MAY 21, 2013

Zionsville Community High School presented academic awards and scholarships on Tuesday, May 21, beginning at 7:00 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center at the high school. The program recognized nearly $110,000 worth of scholarship and award money presented to ZCHS seniors this year from local and individual foundations, many of whom are based in Boone County or neighboring communities. When scholarships awarded by individual colleges and universities are included, members of the class of 2013 have earned well over $8.1 million!

The evening was opened with remarks by Principal Tim East. Superintendent Dr. Scott Robison led the Pledge of Allegiance.

The following awards were presented:

Christopher Mason received a $1000 scholarship from Zionsville Youth Football League. James Morrison received a $500 ZYFL scholarship. Avery Boxell, Connor Dall, Tyler Glenn, Kyle Langford, Noah Rodgers, Carter Speer and Steve Wisnewski all received a $250 scholarship from ZYFL. Jay Newman, Board Member of ZYFL presented this award. This Scholarship is designed to honor a ZYFL former participant who continued playing through his senior year at ZCHS. The ZYFL Board of Directors selected this individual based on his attributes not only on the football field but also in the classroom. Individual leadership qualities and commitment to the Zionsville Football Program in general are also considered when selecting the recipient for this award.

Courtney Sampson received a $750 scholarship from the Boone County Cancer Society. Joy Kaylor presented this award. Boone County Cancer Society is a not-for-profit volunteer organization serving the needs of Cancer Patients in Boone County. Founded in Zionsville in 1955 BCCS provides financial assistance with the help in purchasing Prescriptions, wigs, bras, co-pays, and other necessary items to aid in treatment, recovery and outcome. BCCS may also loan medical equipment as needed and collaborate with 28 local agencies to help those in need.

The Zionsville Swim Club Scholarship was awarded to Michelle Peterson. This is a one- time award of $1650 was presented by Kris Barksdale. The Zionsville Swim Club is awarding their first scholarship in the amount of $1650 (one dollar for every yard of the swimmer’s mile race) to a graduating senior who has been a member of the club for at least three seasons and best represents the club’s values or self-motivation, teamwork, achievement and responsibility.

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Chirs Mason received the Harold Eugene Wagner Wrestling Scholarship with a scholarship in the amount of $850. This award was presented by ZCHS Wrestling Coach Bob Brennan and is based on 4 years of participation in a wrestling program with a minimum of 3 years in the Zionsville Community High School program.

Doyle Baxter received the Theodore Husting Morden D.P.M. Wrestling Scholarship in the amount of $400. The scholarship is based on a minimum of three years in wrestling in high school. This award was presented by Marc Applegate.

Parker Dunshee was awarded the Thomas E. Gruhl Scholarship. March Applegate presented this $1,000 scholarship. It is awarded to a student or staff of Zionsville Community High School to further their education. The scholarship was establised by the Board of Directors of Mid State Bank in honor of the retirement of Tom Gruhl as Bank President.

Felicia Leavesley, Jackson Schafer, Diter Swinney and Josh Woodward each received a $500 Student Council Senior of the Year award. This award was presented by ZCHS student council president Sara Zaheer. Seniors were nominated and chosen for this award by ZCHS teachers.

Hannah Biggs received the Andy Baker Scholarship in the amount of $1000. This scholarship was established by the family of Andrew “Andy” Baker. Andy was a ZCHS graduate and an IU graduate who passed away at the age of 31 in July, 2010. He had a love of music and played in the jazz band, composed and sang songs and played the guitar. The recipient of this scholarship should be involved in music and should have plans to continue with their music interest in college as a major, a minor or through extracurricular activities. This award was presented by Tiffany Perdue, Scholarship Administrator of the Community Foundation of Boone County.

Emily Higgs received the Dr. Lawrence & Nellie Bailey Memorial Scholarship in the amount of $400. This scholarship was established by the family of Dr. Lawrence & Nellie Bailey in January of 2007. Dr. Bailey was a 1922 ZCHS graduate who practiced medicine in Zionsville for 60 years. His wife, Nellie-also known is the community as Kelly, worked as a registered nurse with her husband in his practice and served as a Zionsville Community School Corporation nurse. The recipient of this award must be pursuing a career in medicine or a medical-related field. The award was presented by Tiffany Perdue, Scholarship Administrator of the Community Foundation of Boone County.

Scott Kubly awarded Connor Thimjon the Purdue Club of Boone County Scholarship. This scholarship is in the amount of $1500. This award is based on attendance at Purdue

University in the fall. Funding is provided through the generous donations of members of the Purdue Club of Boone with assistance from the Purdue Alumni Association.

Courtney Sampson received the Annabelle and Maurice Platt Nursing Scholarship in the amount of $2,000. The scholarship was awarded by Assistant Principal Matt Walter on behalf of the Methodist Health Foundation and is made possible by a contribution to the Foundation by Retha Platt. Platt was a Boone County resident, who, upon her death, established this scholarship fund through the Foundation in memory of her parents. The Platt Nursing Scholarships cover up to $2,000 a year in higher educational expenses for each recipient. The scholarship is renewed for an additional three years of education if the recipient reapplies and remains academically eligible. Initial scholarships are awarded to Boone County high school seniors who meet academic qualifications and who wish to pursue nursing as a career.

Emily Higgs received the Witham Health Services Judith K. Psikula Medical Scholarship in the amount of $500. This award was presented by Steve and Judy Psikula and is given to a graduating senior who will be pursuing a degree in the healthcare field. This medical scholarship is endowed by Witham Health to honor Judy Psikula, who as a former member of the Witham Board of Trustees, spent 16 years ensuring local residents had access to the best healthcare services.

Courtney Sampson received the Leora & Carlton Hutton Trust award with a scholarship in the amount of $2,000. This award was presented by Principal Cheryl Miller and is given to a Boone County Resident who has been accepted to college, university, or trade school. This scholarship is renewable.

Courtney Sebo received the Zionsville Education Foundation Soaring Eagle Scholarship in the amount of $250. The scholarship was established in 2011 and is awarded to a graduating Zionsville Community High School senior with a grade point average of 3.0 or higher who plans to major in education. Michael MacLean, President of the Zionsville Education Foundation Board of Directors, presented this award.

Courtney Sampson and Avery Boxell each received a Zionsville Athletic Booster Club Scholarship in the amount of $1,250. Each year, the ZCS Athletic Booster Club gives two non-renewable scholarships to two deserving ZCHS student-athletes (one male, one female) to be used at accredited universities and colleges. This tradition has rewarded and fostered the growth of young men and women as they transition from high school to university level. Any senior who has been involved in ZCHS athletics during his/her academic career and who has maintained a GPA of at least 2.5 at ZCHS is eligible to apply for the scholarship. All applicants must answer questions about their extra- curricular activities while in high school and obtain recommendations from teachers and coaches. This award was presented by Dr. Mel Woodard, President of the Zionsville Athletic Booster Club.

Syed Ather received a $3000 Buren Fund Scholarship of the William Higgins Trust. The Scholarship, which is renewable for four years, was established by bequest in 1914 of William Higgins, and named after his deceased son Buren. This trust is to provide support “in aiding worthy young men in procuring such collegiate education either technical or literary.”

Megan Broecker received the Charles “Pete” Paddock Scholarship in Athletics with a scholarship in the amount of $1,000. This award was presented by Tiffany Perdue, Scholarship Administrator of the Community Foundation of Boone County. The scholarship was established by Zionsville Community High School. Mr. Paddock was a teacher and administrator in the Zionsville Schools for 38 years. The scholarship was established in appreciation of Mr. Paddock for his decades of service and support of Zionsville Community Schools and its athletic programs. This scholarship is awarded to a Senior athlete at Zionsville Community High School who displays the positive spirit Mr. Paddock exemplified. These qualities include: Strength of Character, Integrity, Attitude, Work Ethic, Community Involvement and Sportsmanship.

Megan Broecker received the Todd Getty Mental Attitude Scholarship in the amount of $1,800. This award was presented by Barb Getty, Todd’s mother, and was established by friends and family of Todd Getty upon his death in 1992 when he was a junior at Zionsville Community High School. This scholarship is awarded to a student who exhibits many of the same qualities as Todd: a cheerful, positive attitude, strong work ethic, exhibits good sportsmanship, has an outgoing personality, and is a friend to all.

Alexandra Hocutt received the Thomas G. Slama Scholarship with a scholarship in the amount of $1,000 which is renewable for four years. This award was presented by Marc Applegate. Thomas G. Slama, M.D., FACP, established this scholarship to help students who plan to study medical science and who need financial assistance. Dr. Slama wanted to do something for the local community and schools in recognition of the benefits enjoyed by him and his family.

Katelyn McCarthy was presented with a one-time award of $1000 from Gleaner Life Insurance Society Scholarship Foundation Award.

Andrew Powell received the Darrell A. Portell 4-H Memorial Scholarship. The award is a $600 one time award. The recipient of this award must have been active in 4-H for the last three years of eligibility and possess good leadership skills. Barbara Portell established this scholarship in memory of her late husband Darrell A. Portell, who was a very active 4-H volunteer. The scholarship is available to students country wide.

Sarah Thompson received the Zionsville Optimist Club Four-Year Scholarship in the amount of $1,000. This award was presented by Dave Means, member of the Zionsville

Optimist Club. Established by The Zionsville Optimist Club, this scholarship is awarded to a student best exhibiting scholarship, character, leadership, motivation, and financial need.

Kyle Plummer received the Zionsville Optimist Club Vocational Scholarship in the amount of $1,000. This award was presented by Dave Means, member of the Zionsville Optimist Club. Established by The Zionsville Optimist Club, this scholarship is awarded to a student best exhibiting scholarship, character, leadership, motivation, and financial need.

Julie Coval and Kyle Plummer each were presented with the Homer & Gwendolen Fix Memorial Scholarship in the amount of $1,000. This award was presented by Marc Applegate, and is based on dedication to athletics throughout Zionsville Community Middle School and ZCHS. Students presented with this award exhibit motivation, responsibility and good moral character.

Kyle Plummer received the Verlyn (Jay) Martin Vocational Scholarship, presented by Marc Applegate. This 2-year renewable $2000 scholarship was established in memory of Verlyn (Jay) and Dorothy Martin who were longtime residents of Jamestown. They were both hard workers who owned and ran the Jamestown Hardware store at one time. They were not known by many in their later years as they kept to themselves. Upon their passing, they wanted to leave a legacy to help students achieving in life through careers offered through vocational/trade programs.

Julie Coval received the Tom Bauman Memorial Scholarship in the amount of $1200. This award was presented by Marc Applegate from the Community Foundation of Boone County. The scholarship was established in memory of Tom Bauman, who excelled in all aspects of his life prior to his death in 1986. A 1981 graduate of Zionsville Community High School, Tom made a special contribution to athletics. The scholarship is awarded to student who has made a personal contribution to ZCHS athletics program.

Avery Boxell received a scholarship in the amount of $4500 from the Entrepreneur Scholarship Fund in Honor of Lloyd & Jane Taylor. This award was presented by Tiffany Perdue, Scholarship Administrator of the Community Foundation of Boone County. The recipient exhibited an entrepreneurial spirit as exemplified through extra curricular activities including school, church, community, and/or employment.

Catherine Mazanek received the James S. Eggers Carpe Diem Award with a scholarship in the amount of $500. This award was presented by Greg Ostendorf. The award was established by Greg and Janet Ostendorf to honor a great educator, Jim Eggers, for his outstanding contribution to education and to the well being of ZCHS students. As Jim said, “It’s all about the kids.” Jim Eggers worked in education for over 39 years, of which

34 were spent in the Zionsville school system as teacher, coach and administrator. The scholarship is awarded to a student who is engaged and connected to ZCHS.

Courtney Sampson received the $500 Knebel Family Nursing Scholarship, presented by Marc Applegate. Donald and Jennifer Knebel appreciated the wonderful nursing care available through the Zionsville school nurses to the children of the community, so they established this scholarship for students who will graduate from Zionsville or Lebanon High School who are likely to succeed in an accredited nursing school in Indiana. Annually, the scholarship rotates between Lebanon and Zionsville.

Avery Boxell received the Carl H. Witt Scholarship in the amount of $2,000. This award is renewable for up to four years and was presented by Tiffany Perdue, Scholarship Administrator of the Community Foundation of Boone County. An intended major in agriculture or business is preferred but not mandatory; the award is also based upon the student’s good moral character as supported by a statement from the principal.

Kyle Langford received the Vocal Music Scholarship given in honor of Aaron & Cathy Coates and in memory of Lindsay Van Dyke in the amount of $1,000. This award was presented by presented by Marc Applegate, and is given to a student who has been a member of the ZCHS Vocal Music Program for at least 3 years who exhibits qualities of scholarship, leadership, hard work, and responsibility in pursuing and developing musicianship.

Connor Thimjon received the Boone County Agriculture Scholarship. This scholarship is a one-time award of $3,000. This scholarship was established by citizens of Boone County for Boone County students who are interested in agriculture or related fields.

Doyle Baxter received the Ms. Dorothy Roby & Yolanda Cox Memorial Scholarship in the amount of $500. This award was presented by Tiffany Perdue, Scholarship Administrator of the Community Foundation of Boone County. The scholarship was established by Zionsville students, friends and former students of Dorothy Roby, who was was a teacher for more than 60 years, teaching English and Latin at the high school and the PAGE (gifted) program at Pleasant View Elementary School. Upon the passing of Yolanda Cox, additional contributions were made to this scholarship in her memory. She too was an educator and served as a teacher and guidance counselor for thirty seven years at Zionsville Community High School. Both Ms. Roby and Mrs. Cox made a significant impact in the lives of many students. This scholarship is awarded to students who plan to study education.

Megan Broecker received the Pratt Family Fund Scholarship for Leadership and Initiative in Scholastics and Athletics in the amount of $1,000. This award was presented by Marc

Applegate and is given to a senior girl who has received a Varsity Letter in at least two sports and maintained a 3.75/4.0 GPA.

Katie Staton, Astrida Kreilis, Luke Beebe, Gus Schillaci, Jon Evinger, Joseph Evenson, Tyler Snyder, and Ryan Conrad each received a Fourth Line Entrepreneurship Scholarship in the amount of $575. This award was presented by ZCHS junior and Entrepreneurship classmate Grant Schultz. The Fourth Line Entrepreneurship Scholarship was created by the Entrepreneurship class because of their success operating the student-run business. The students created, organized, and operated their business to raise money for these scholarships.

Parker Dunshee and Megan Broecker each received a ZCHS Coaches Scholarship in the amount of $500. This award was presented by Athletic Director Greg Schellhase. The money for these awards are donated by the coaches of the middle and high schools. The recipients were awarded the scholarship for being players who have a positive influence on their teams and who are a “pleasure to coach.”

Srisha Pillay received the ZCHS Women’s Soccer Scholarship in the amount of $1000. Marc Applegate presented Srisha with this award. The scholarship was extablised in 2012 by the Lady Eagles soccer team through an initial scholarship fundraiser in 2011. The award goes to a 4 year member of the soccer team who has shown dedication and perserverance.

Doyle Baxter received the State Bank of Lizton Community Scholarship in the amount of $2,000. This one time award was presented by Carol Marquiss of the State Bank of Lizton. The scholarship recipient is selected on the basis of academic record, potential to succeed, leadership and participation in school and community activities, honors, work experience, a statement of educational and career goals, and an outside appraisal. Financial need is not considered. Selection of the recipient is made by Scholarship America. In no instance does any bank or school official play a part in the selection.

Catherine Mazanek received the Zionsville Alumni Association Scholarship in the amount of $1000. This award was presented by Jeff Ottinger. The scholarship is a one- time award given to recognize a student that has demonstrated an active interest and achievements in leadership, community service, academics and occupational pursuits.

Courtney Sampson received the Boone County Extension Homemakers Scholarship in the amount of $1000. This award was presented by Joyce Yaryan and is given to a resident of Boone County who plans to study Health Care or Consumer and Family Sciences in college. The scholarship is awarded in increments of $500 per semester for one academic year.

Connor Thimijon received the Purdue Club of Boone County Scholarship in the amount of $1500. This award was presented by Scott Kubly and is based on attendance at Purdue University in the fall.

Annalei Goodlet received the Future Teachers Award given by the Boone County Retired Teachers Association. Linda Randle presented this $500 award. The award is given to graduating high school seniors living in Boone County who intend to pursue a career in the field of education.

Annalei Goodlet received the $1000 Jeannine Born Scholarship from the Boone County Retired Teachers Association. Linda Randle presented this award. The scholarship was established by the family of Jeannine Born and is awarded to a senior who will pursue a career in education.

Kyle Plummer and Dakota Kelshaw each received an Andy’s Ride Scholarship in the amount of $1000. This award was presented by Candace Buckmaster and was established in memory of Andy Buckmaster, who had a passion for motorcyclying and off road riding. Custom Paint was Andy’s profession and training. Andy’s Ride is a local motorcycle charity ride that raises funds which are made available for students planning to attend a technical traning program such as auto body shop, mechanic training, construction trades, or a related area.

Whitney Witsken of Tri Kappa in Zionsville presented Emily Higgs with an Academic Scholarship, Claire Poindexter with a Charity/Community Service Scholarship, and Catherine Mazanek with a Fine Arts Scholarship. All Tri Kappa scholarships are a one- time award in the amount of $1000.

Kelsey Byrum, Caitlynne Goodlet and Sam Motter each received a ZBOP Senior Award. This award was presented by Rick Glapa on behalf of the Zionsville Band and Orchestra Patrons. This award includes a gift certificate to each student’s intended college bookstore and is presented to outstanding Band and/or Orchestra students.

Andrew Powell received the Joseph K. Tyre and Charlotte Carr Tyre Scholarship in the amount of $4000, renewable up to four years. Tiffany Perdue presented the award. The scholarship was established by Joseph K. Tyre and Charlotte Tyre, long-time residents of Boone County. With his photographic memory, Joe graduated from Lebanon High School in 3 years and went on to graduate from Wabash College in 1934. He taught history and social studies at Lebanon High School and also owned a very successful insurance company. Both Joe and Charlotte were very active volunteers within the community.

Courtney Sampson received the Zionsville Educators Association “Excellence in Education” Scholarship. Bob Brennan, teacher at Zionsville High School, presented this

$1000 one time award. Recipients must have attended Zionsville schools for at least 2 years. Selection is based on academic achievement, leadership, and community service.

Avery Boxell received the Zionsville Community Schools Board of Trustees Scholarship. This $1000 award was presented by school board member Shari Alexander Richey and is based on academic achievement, activities, and an application essay. The essay asks students to identify which teacher within the Eagle-Union Community School system most influenced their academic career, and explain how that teacher made such a positive influence on their educational process.

Briana Wagner received the Leah Cooper McMillan Softball Scholarship in the amount of $1000. This award was presented by Greg Schellhase, Zionsville High School Athletic Director and was established by Daniel and Judith Cooper and Leah’s brothers and sisters in memory of Leah Cooper McMillan after her death in 2008. Leah had a true love of softball. She played on the ZCHS varsity team for 3 years and was MVP in 1998. She graduated in 1999 and after graduation helped coach ZCHS softball.

Avery Boxell and Courtney Sampson each received a Chuck Keraga Memorial Scholarship. The scholarship was presented by Greg Williams. The scholarship was established by Zionsville Little League in memory of past president and coach Chuck Keraga who was very active in the Zionsville Little League until his death. The $500 award is given to students who have been active in Zionsville Little League for at least 3 years.

Hannah Biggs received the Ben Brimmer Memorial Scholarship in the amount of $350. This award was established by friends and family of Ben and goes to a student who has worked in Zionsville and is involved in the arts or an art related computer design field. This award was presented by Brian Schmutzler.

Samuel Motter was recognized for selection into the Herbert Presidential Scholars Program at Indiana University. The Herbert Presidential Scholars Program offers a four- year renewable scholarship, as well as other benefits, to Indiana students of exceptional achievement. Up to 60 incoming Indiana University freshmen are designated Herbert Presidential Scholars each year. In recognition of this prestigious honor, each scholar is presented with a medallion, which can be worn during high school graduation ceremonies. In addition to the scholarship award, each Herbert Presidential Scholar receives a choice of a Dell or Apple laptop computer upon arrival on campus, as well as an international study abroad award to be used during the junior or senior year. Herbert Presidential Scholars also receive opportunities to meet with the IU president each academic year and to interact closely with campus chancellors and vice presidents, nationally acclaimed speakers, international scholars, and special guests of the university.

The program, which is funded by a generous grant from the Lilly Endowment, was created by IU President Emeritus Adam W. Herbert during his tenure at IU (2003–2007).

Katelyn McCarthy and Eric Regele each received an Indiana University Alumni Association of Boone County Scholarship in the amount of $1,000. This award is from the Herman B. Wells Chapter of the Alumni Club and was presented by ZCHS teacher and IU alumnus Mary Grabianowski. The recipient plans to attend IU in the fall. Funds for the scholarship are raised through a golf tournament each August; the IU Alumni Club gives a total of $4500 in scholarships to Boone County students each year.

Joe Sakowski received the Allen Wharry Memorial Scholarship in the amount of $2,000. This scholarship is awarded annually by the Herman B. Wells IU alumni chapter of Boone County. Mary Grabianowski presented the award. Mr. Wharry was a Boone County attorney and judge and the first president of this organization. The scholarship has been awarded since 1995, the year of his death. Students from any Boone County high school are eligible. Grades, extra-curricular activities, community service and need are all considered in the selection.

Catherine Mazanek was recognized as the winner of the Daughters of the American Revolution Good Citizens Contest. This fifty dollar cash award was presented by Jo Ann Camp and is based on submission of an essay to the DAR chapter.

Avery Boxell, Kyle Langford and Courtney Sampson each received a $1000 scholarship from the Zionsville chapter of Rotary International. Mr. Tony Firmani, Zionsville Rotarian, presented this award.

Avery Boxell, Emily Higgs, Benjamin Kuller and Annie Weber each received a $1000 Zionsville Youth Soccer Association Erin Dixon award. This scholarship is awarded to students who participated in Zionsville Youth Soccer Association in memory of Erin Dixon, ZCHS student who was a soccer player.

Jessica Ilaria and Doyle Baxter, each received a Knights of Columbus Price Miller Memorial Scholarship in the amount of $2,000. This award was presented by Michael Heneghen and is given to students who are members of St. Alphonsus Parish and who will be a full-time student at an accredited college, university, or trade school in the fall.

Christopher Mason received the North Park Community Credit Union Scholarship. This $1000 award was presented by Gary Icenogle and is given to a student who has been accepted to a trade, vocational, 2 or 4 year college or university, with an intended major in business, finance, or accounting, and a strong high school GPA.

Hannah Biggs received the Psi Iota Xi Alpha Scholarship in the amount of $1,000. This award was presented by Kathy Yott and is based on academic achievement, activities, leadership, and an application essay.

Claire Poindexter received the Schaun Baird Memorial Scholarship. This $500 award was presented by Neal Baird and was established in memory of Schaun Baird, a ZCHS graduate, who was a Level 4 Welder at United Group Services, Inc. Schaun was tragically killed in an auto accident on June 30, 2007. He was a talented craftsman and professional who was well liked and respected by everyone. To honor Schaun’s contributions to his company, craft and industry, United Group Services, Inc., in cooperation with the Baird Family, will sponsor an annual scholarship award in Schaun’s memory. This award is for graduating seniors that have been accepted into an accredited college or technical school.

Avery Boxell received the Lions Club Scholarship for $750, renewable up to four years. This award was presented by Lions Club member Mr. Stephen Tarr and is based on community service, financial need, and scholarship.

Kyle Langford received a $1500 engineering scholarship sponsored by the Indianapolis Chapter of ASM International. This scholarship is in recognition of excellence in academic achievement, extensive involvement in extra-curricular activities, and community service.

Hailey Gibson received a $1000 Boone County REMC “Operation Round-Up” Scholarship which is awarded to an academically talented high school senior who is planning to attend college. The Boone REMC Community Fund’s Operation Round Up Scholarship is funded by Boone REMC customers who agree to round up their electric bill payments to the next whole dollar amount. The collected funds are disbursed as grants for non-profit groups and scholarships for students at each Boone County High School.

Luke Beebe, Andrew Powell, and Augustus Schillaci each received an Indiana 4-H Foundation scholarship in the amount of $250. The scholarship was presented by Pandora Woodward. The scholarship is given to youth across the state of Indiana in their senior year of high school that plan to attend a post high school educational school or training. This scholarship is based largely on 4-H record with a small amount on other work and activities.

Andrew Powell received the Indiana 4-H Leadership Scholarship in the amount of $2000. This award was presented by Pandora Woodward and is one of the three highest honors that the Indiana 4-H Foundation gives to a 4-H member. This scholarship goes to one outstanding youth in the state of Indiana who has demonstrated outstanding leadership

during his/her tenure. This scholarship requires applicants to submit a cover letter, resume and application for the first round and finalist are then required to attend an interview where one winner is chosen.

Laura Bigler, Andrew Powell, Courtney Sampson, and Augustus Schillaci each receive a Boone County 4-H Booster Club Scholarship in the amount of $500. The award was presented by Pandora Woodward. This award is open to any high school senior at the time of application who has been an active member of Boone County 4-H for the last five years of 4-H eligibility and is presently enrolled in Boone County 4-H. The Scholarship committee will look at applicants’ leadership and citizenship qualities as well as 4-H, school and community involvement, academic record and career goals when selecting recipients.

Ryan Broderick received the Schield Companies Foundation Scholarship in the amount of $500, renewable for four years. The Schield Companies Foundation awards scholarships every year and have been doing so for many years. The scholarship is made available to graduating seniors who are children of Weather Shield employees. There is an application process and the recipients are chosen by a committee made up of principals and guidance staff at area high schools from the cities where Weather Shield has facilities.

Emily Bravard and Gus Schillaci were recognized by ZCHS Business teacher Kyle Park as the Outstanding Co-Senior Business Students of the year.

World Languages Department Chair Lindsay Alessandrini presented awards to the following students for their placement in World Languages Examinations and also recognized senior students chosen as the “top student” in their respective language levels:

ZCHS World Language (SENIOR AWARDS)

Top Student Award Winners

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Student Name (Last, First)

Grade Level

Award

Level

Receiving

Jacobson, Sara

12

Top Student

French, Level 6

Certificate

Pease, Adam

12

Top Student

Spanish, Level 6

Certificate

National French Exam Top Scorers

National Spanish Exam Top Scorers

Student Name (Last, First)

Grade Level

Level

Award

Receiving

Leavesley, Felicia

12

French V

5th in Indiana 8th in Nation

Cash and print of Paris

Student Name (Last, First)

Level

Grade Level

Percentile

Award

Receiving

Arenas Gallo, Felipe

Spanish 6

12

95

Oro

Certificate

Bigler, Laura

Spanish 1

12

89

Plata

Certificate

Fink, Christian

Spanish 2

12

78

Bronce

Certificate

Higgs, Emily

Spanish 6

12

82

Bronce

Certificate

Pease, Adam

Spanish 6

12

83

Bronce

Certificate

Powell, Andrew

Spanish 4

12

78

Bronce

Certificate

Sinclair, Mackenzie

Spanish 6

12

77

Bronce

Certificate

Waterstreet, Paige

Spanish 6

12

76

Bronce

Certificate

Wyant, Skylar

Spanish 6

12

90

Plata

Certificate

Math department chair Scott Kubly recognized several seniors for their achievement in mathematics:

Kristen

Duffey

Top student in AP Calculus AB

Garrick

Buckley

Top student in AP Computer Programming

Garrick

Buckley

Top student in AP Statistics

Jack

Townsend

Top student in College Credit Calculus

Katie

Pullen

Top student in Discrete Math

Maggie

McCurren

Top student in Statistics

ZCHS Athletic Director Greg Schellhase presented the following students with ZCHS Athletic Department Awards for having received seven letters in varsity sports each year during their time at ZCHS. Each student received a ZCHS Athletic Blanket.

Courtney Sampson, Susan Hoops

Lauren Munley, Tyler Glenn, Mason Herhusky, Christina Ebenroth, Parker Dunshee, Megan Broecker, Ryan Conrad

Mr. Schellhase also recognized the following student athletes as recipients of the Principal’s Award. The Principal’s Award is given to students who have the highest GPA during the quarter in which they participated in their sport. Each student received a plaque:

Doyle Baxter, Lauren Bensen, Megan Broecker, Mason Herhusky, Kyle Langford, Max Leeds, Ashley Medaris, Alexandra Moore, Lauren Munley, Claire Poindexter, Aaron Powell

English department chair Cathy Busick presented Hannah Biggs and Hunter Schubert with the Miss Roby Spirit of the Humanities Award. Students are chosen for this award because they find knowledge gained more important than grades earned, their efforts exceed curricular boundaries, they show initiative in doing enrichment activties, and they display a love for literature and writing.

Science department chair Cindy King presented the following students with awards in the sciences:

Mitchell Hoge top student in Physics II
AudreyTodd top student in AP Biology

Megan Broecker top student in Anatomy & Physiology

Kyle Langford top student in AP Physics
Audrey Todd Biology Olympiad US Exam Honorable Mention

ZCHS was proud to have six National Merit Finalists this year. The following students were recognized for this achievement:

Elizabeth Bottorff , Jakob Fischer, Emily Higgs, Connor Lantz, Samuel Motter, Skylar Wyant

In addition, the following students were recognized for receiving National Merit Scholarships:

Emily Higgs received a $2500 National Merit Scholarship.

Assistant Principal Matt Walter presented the top 15% of the graduating class with Bronze cords to wear at graduation, signifying graduation status of Cum Laude. The following students will graduate Cum Laude this year (in alpha order):

Hannah Biggs, Matthew Coscia, Shelby Crane, Kristen Duffey, Parker Dunshee, Robert Dupler, Alyssa Fanara, Hailey Gibson, Caitlynne Goodlet, Valerie Halvorsen, Hannah Helterbran, Olivia Hines, Jennifer Hoops, Susan Hoops, Maija Inveiss,Julia Janavicius, Stephanie Kuznetsov, David Landschulz, Maxwell Leeds, James Pierce, Amanda Short, Jonathan Wheeler.

Assistant Principal Greg Hall presented the top 10% of the graduating class with Silver cords to wear at graduation, signifying graduation status of Magna Cum Laude. The following students will graduate Magna Cum Laude this year (in alpha order):

Mary Angstadt, Felipe Arenas Gallo, Sarah Barnes, Katherine Bays, Elizabeth Bottorff ,Avery Boxell, Atticus Coscia,Erin Coscia, Dana Dettmer, Ellen Gibson, Mason Herhusky, Jessica Ilaria,Sara Jacobson, Bryce Manifold, Laura McLaughlin, Ashley Medaris, Alexandra Moore, Jessica Peine,Eric Regele, Courtney Sampson, Ryan Spoonmore, Ali Tahir, Audrey Todd, Lauren Ward

Assistant Principal Greg McDaniel presented the top 5% of the graduating class with Gold cords to wear at graduation, signifying graduation status of Summa Cum Laude. The following students will graduate Summa Cum Laude this year (in alpha order):

Syed Ather, Gregory Berglund, Nicole Bruce, Kelsey Byrum ,Alexander Duckworth, Jakob Fischer, Allison Gruninger, Benjamin Hansen, Carolyn Haythorn, Emily Higgs, Mitchell Hoge, Kyle Langford, Connor Lantz, Catherine Mazanek, Katelyn McCarthy, Samuel Motter, Lauren Munley, Adam Pease, Claire Poindexter, Christian Schmidt, Mackenzie Sinclair, Skylar Wyant, Sara Zaheer

The following students were awarded with a certificate in recognition of having earned a 4.0 GPA or higher in their senior year:

Tyler Abbitt Nawara Abufares Nicholas Alderson Kenzie Anderson Cole Anderson Mary Angstadt Felipe Arenas-Gallo Syed Ather

Mary Baluyut Sarah Barnes Kelsey Batson Doyle Baxter

Katherine Bays Lauren Bensen Gregory Berglund Hannah Biggs Laura Bigler Brendan Bleeke Elizabeth Bottorff Avery Boxell Zane Breisch Megan Broecker Nicole Bruce
Eric Bruin Matthew Bryan Kristin Burgess Kelsey Byrum Laura Cheek Samantha Chuck Cole Clements Nathan Connolly Samuel Copp Atticus Coscia Erin Coscia Matthew Coscia Breanne Cousins Julie Coval Shelby Crane Sarah DeCarlo Dana Dettmer Madison Donley Isaac Droll Alexander Duckworth Kristen Duffey Parker Dunshee Robert Dupler Christina Ebenroth Holly Ellis Natalie Estes Alyssa Fanara Leah Faulkner Christian Fink

Jakob Fischer Benjamin Gavette Ellen Gibson

Hailey Gibson Tomas Gomes Caitlynne Goodlett Annalei Goodlett Allison Gruninger Kathryn Guard Valerie Halvorsen Benjamin Hansen Amanda Hardy Carolyn Haythorn Hannah Helterbran Mason Herhusky Emily Higgs Olivia Hines Alexandra Hocutt Mitchell Hoge Jennifer Hoops Susan Hoops Alexandria Hunt Jessica Ilaria
Maija Inveiss
Sara Jacobson Julia Janavicius Caitlin Jinkins Matthew Jordan Dalton Judd Kosmas Kayes Sarah Kissel
Erin Kunkel Stephanie Kuznetsov David Landschulz Kyle Langford Richard Lanham Connor Lantz Felicia Leavesley Maxwell Leeds Garrett Linville Bryce Manifold Christopher Mason Catherine Mazanek Katelyn McCarthy Margaret McCurren Laura McLaughlin

Miranda Meade Ashley Medaris Allyson Milby Alexandra Moore Samuel Motter Madeline Muller Lauren Munley Lena Nelson Sarina Neote Aaron Nichols Aaron Noll Haley Norris Andrew Parker Eric Parker Adam Pease Jessica Peine William Penczek Emily Peters Michelle Peterson James Pierce Srisha Pillay Nicholas Pinder Samuel Pinegar Claire Poindexter Nicole Poteet Lauren Potoczek Andrew Powell Aaron Powell Daniel Qua

Eric Regele Cameron Richey Connor Rieke Noah Rodgers Joseph Ross Joseph Sakowski Eli Salamie Devon Salge Courtney Sampson Lucas Schacht Jackson Schafer Allison Scherer Augustus Schillaci Christian Schmidt

Courtney Sebo Olivia Seton Rebecca Sheehan Amanda Short Mackenzie Sinclair Hope Smith Hayli Smith Emily Smitheram Gretchen Smitson Ryan Spoonmore Alisa Stachler Alexandra Stewart Casey Stone Dietrich Swinney Ali Tahir Emily Taylor Connor Thimjon Sarah Thompson Madeline Thune Audrey Todd Jackson Townsend Neal Trautman Allison Vanatsky Briana Wagner Leah Walker Stefani Wallien Lauren Ward Paige Waterstreet Anne Weber Jonathan Wheeler Eric Wietholter Emily Williams Sarah Wilson Steven Wisnewski Erik Witter Julia Wolpert Joshua Woodard Skylar Wyant Sara Zaheer


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