Wednesday, May 17, 2006

Schools name top students in academics, citizenship

Hard work in class recognized at WRHS

Senior class Citizenship Award honorees at Monday?s awards program were Kyle Niedrich and Sophia Dilley.


Proud parents and hard-working students shared the spotlight Monday morning at an assembly at the Wood River High School in Hailey.

Outstanding students were honored during the school's "Academic and Citizenship Awards" program for the 2005-06 school year.

Citizenship Awards were given to eight deserving high school students. Voted by students, the Citizenship Awards were distributed by principal Graham Hume to male and female members of the senior, junior, sophomore and freshman classes.

Senior Citizenship Award honorees were Kyle Niedrich and Sophia Dilley. Junior winners were Max Kwok and Alex Mallea.

Sophomore Citizenship Award recipients were Erik Jacobson and Lauren Morgenthaler. Freshman winners were Mark Beck and Bronwen Raff.

The National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) Leadership Award went to Anneka Preston. Hume also handed the Prudential Spirit of Community Award to Abby Fairman.

Just last week, Fairman was recognized in a USA Today advertisement as one of 100 outstanding high school seniors nationwide awarded Toyota Community Scholars grants for 2006. Fairman was the only recipient from the state of Idaho. She earned a four-year college scholarship.

"You Make a Difference Awards" went to the following community members, school staff members and teachers for their contributions:

John Koth, Rick Kapala, Andy Gilbert, Dody Chatterton, Karen Hunt, Betty Ervin, Julia Grafft, Susan Canham, Bruce Tuxhorn and retiring 36-year science teacher Irene Healy.

Awards for outstanding four-year performance were presented Monday to Alex Dougherty (Science), Hadley DeBree (English) and Andrew Hall (Social Studies).

Lacey Anderson won the $100 Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) "Student of the Month" drawing.

Further class awards were:

· Art—Outstanding Senior, Jamie Stone. Top students: Simone Kastner and Artie Livingston (12th grade); Kacie Femling and Juan Flores (11th); Hanna Blumenfeld, Nathan Payne and Erwin Roman (10th); Racheal McGinnis and Max Monahan (9th). The Van Gogh Award went to Kelcie McCallister.

· Band—John Philip Sousa Award to Hillary Elmore.

· Orchestra—Kimbra Turner.

· Choir—National Choral Award to Kelsie Barrow.

· Speech—Seniors, Kyle Lubeck and Sophia Dilley; junior, Katie Nosworthy; sophomores, Reid Pletcher and Nathan Payne.

· Debate—Senior, Reinet Behncke; junior, Kyle Cole; sophomores, Mark Pedersen and Allison Rust. The Student Congress award went to Mark Pedersen, an alternate to the national congress, for outstanding performance

· English—Jared Stoltzfus and Abby Fairman (12th grade); John David Davidson and Chelsea Vanderpool (11th); Ben Syms and Alisa Durkheimer (10th); Connor Benson and Samantha Engel (9th).

· English as a Second Language—Most Inspirational, Nancy Tamayo; Advanced, Claudia Cayeros; Intermediate, Dinora Aguilar; Beginning ESL, Bettsy Allon and Elvia Moya.

· Business Education—Senior, Jozey Mitcham; junior, Alex Mallea.

· Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA)—Outstanding students were senior Abby Fairman and freshman Bronwen Raff.

· Family and Consumer Science—Kylie Anderson, Kaylee Baker, Alex Henning, Carolyn Poole, Rebecca Rosser, Greg Roos and Nic Turco (teen living); Nancy Tamayo (nutrition and foods); McKenna Collins and Chris Chapman (apparel & design); and April Pina (culinary arts).

· Medical Technology Academy—Senior, Stefanie Yates; junior, Melissa Fischman.

· Performing Arts Academy—Alyse Stark, Jake Byerly and Joe Zeman (Performing Arts); Dixie Hoyt and Sophia Bayer (Intro to Theater); Rosie Gilchrist, Kellee Blondell and Terrell Sampson (Acting); Charlie Lewallen and Nick Purdy (Play Production); Gavin Fisher, Fabian Colis and Marco Ugaz (Speech).

· Residential Construction Academy—Top senior chosen by students was Drew Tomseth.

· Architectural and Mechanical Design Academy—Senior, Ray Bryson; juniors, Reid Pletcher and Micah Floyd; sophomores, Hannah Gove and Trent Seamons.

· Information Technology Academy—Top students were Jon West, Bob Lewis, Kate Nelson, T.J. Squires, Grady Goodenough and Scott Bartlett.

· Mathematics—Kyle Lubeck and Hailey Tucker (12th grade); Cory Rutkowski and Kaitlin Gasenica (11th); Nathan Payne and Lacy Werley (10th); Scott Phelan and Layna Nelson (9th).

· Science—Outstanding Juniors, Trista Behr and Danielle Smith; Outstanding Sophomores, Brendon Williams and Lauren Morgenthaler.

· Social Studies—Advanced Placement award in U.S. History, Lauren Morgenthaler; Advanced Placement award in Government, Ryann Menges.

Top students: Adrian Grimaldo (12th grade); Solee Uranga (11th); Tyler Israel (10th); and Bronwen Raff (9th).

· Latin—Jared Stoltzfus (II); and Scott Krankkala (I).

· German—Brook Kolarich (III); Hunter Scarborough (II); and Nathan Payne (I).

· French—Hailey Tucker (V); Chelsea Vanderpool (IV); Kira Gardner (III); Cole Newcomb and Ainsley Gourlay (II); and Rob Paris (I).

· Spanish—Reinet Behncke and Lauren Parsons (V); Cory Rutkowski (IV); Solee Uranga (III); Lauren Morgenthaler (II); and Bronwen Raff (I).

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