Friday, May 29, 2009

Carey students singled out for grants, awards

Numerous honors given at 2008-09 Citizenship Awards program

Express Staff Writer

Carey School Citizenship Award winners pose at the end of Tuesday’s awards program in Carey. They are, from left, Wacey Barg, Andres Garcia, Kyailla Lee, Charlie Rivera, Micaela Adamson, Heith Adamson and Ashley Harshbarger, with presenter and Carey teacher Liz Young. Not shown is Jessica Parke. Photo by

It was a big night of acknowledging hard work and accomplishment Tuesday. Carey School students earned scholarships and academic honors at the 2008-09 Citizenship Awards program.

A highlight of the 90-minute program was the presentation of Citizenship Awards to male and female members of the four upper classes. Faculty members voted on the prestigious awards.

Citizenship Award winners in the senior class and winners of $100 grants derived from Student Body fundraisers were Ashley Harshbarger and Heith Adamson.

Junior class winners were Jessica Parke and Wacey Barg. Sophomore honorees were Kyailla Lee and Andres Garcia. Top freshmen citizens at Carey were Micaela Adamson and Charlie Rivera.

Tuesday's scholarship winners were:

· Three Hailey Rotary Club $1,000 scholarships were awarded to Ashley Harshbarger, Kayla Bailey and Emily Andrews.

· Earning the $1,000 Sawtooth Board of Realtors scholarship was Emily Andrews.

· Ashley Harshbarger and Kayla Bailey received $500 Idaho Mountain Express grants. Harshbarger accepted an Idaho Attorney General Scholarship from Boise State University. Also, the U.S. Air Force Recruiting Service acknowledged Bailey for her math and science abilities.

· The Wood River Valley chapter of Dollars for Scholars announced three scholarships at Carey. The winners were Brooke Bingham, Ashley Harshbarger and Kayla Bailey.

· Shelby Hansen and Jared Cenarrusa accepted $500 Blaine County Farm Bureau grants. The Blaine County 4-H Leaders' Council gave its $500 Ron Thaemert scholarships to Kayla Bailey and Emily Andrews.

· Receiving a 4-H Leadership Council award was Kelsey Green. Green also collected the $500 Building Contractors Association scholarship as well as the $500 Upper Big Wood Grange grant.

Other class awards, honors

Eight National Honor Society inductees were Mason Dickerson, Andres Garcia, Danie Hennefer, Jaret Koudelka, Blair Peck, Kyailla Lee, Yescenia Lopez and Amy Mares.

"It's a great crop of new students," honor society advisor and guidance counselor Jeff Ford said. He encouraged Carey citizens to attend a car wash fundraiser today, Friday, May 29, from 3-5 p.m. at Castle's Corner parking lot in Carey.

Principal John Peck congratulated two fourth-grade students who achieved perfect attendance in 2008-09. They were Keith Andrews and Bodie Bennett.

The principal gave a special certificate and plaque to freshman Darby Northcott. She hasn't missed a day of school since 2001. Peck told Northcott there is room on the plaque for three more years of distinction if she can achieve perfect attendance through her senior year.

Announced were new Student Body officers for the 2009-10 year.

The incoming president is Brad Peck, succeeding Ashley Harshbarger. New vice president is Blair Peck, replacing Brad Peck. New secretary is Danie Hennefer, replacing Amy Ellsworth. And the new treasurer is Shane Bingham, replacing Candace Hennefer.

The outgoing Student Body officers received plaques. Student Council members were recognized. They were Lilly Rivera, McKayla Mecham, Kelly Patterson, Danie Hennefer, Shurressa Rodriguez, Kayla Bailey and Emily Andrews.

Jane Lucero received the Cecil B. Smith Art Award as the outstanding art student for 2008-09. It was given for the 20th time to a Carey student for art excellence.

Science "Student of the Year" award winner was Jessica Parke.

Emily Andrews was captain and only senior on Carey's INL Scholastic Team that brought home a trophy from district competition and earned a state berth for only the third time in school history.

Attending the three-day Hispanic Youth Symposium in Sun Valley this year were Jasmine Gamino and Shurressa Rodriguez.

"To the Max" music award winners were Brooke Bingham, Emily Andrews and Kayla Bailey.

In addition, Kayla Bailey and her good friend Shelby Hansen were both recognized by KMVT and KTVB television as "Distinguished Students." Those honors brought $100 to Carey School and $100 to each senior. Principal Peck said the school decided to turn over its $100 awards to Bailey and Hansen.

Drama awards were given in the traditional categories:

· Best actor and actress—Drama Club president Heith Adamson and Ashley Harshbarger. Best supporting actor and actress—Brad Peck and Kayla Bailey. Rookie awards—Jake Stewart and Jessica Parke. Best technician—Andrew Carlson.

Next year's Drama Club president is Shane Bingham. Next year's yearbook editor is Shurressa Rodriguez. The dedication for this year's yearbook was made to art teacher Catherine Lowden.

Carey School's eighth-year Construction Academy started building houses in 2001—and this year, for the first time, presented a special award, a stiletto hammer and Mr. Academy jacket to Jared Cenarrusa.

Athletic awards

As part of its Citizenship Awards program Tuesday night, Carey School announced the recipients of its track and field awards and other sports-related honors for 2008-09.

Track coaches Lane Kirkland, Lee Cook and Liz Young gave out certificates of participation and letters to members of their teams.

Receiving plaques as the top four point-getters on the girls' track team were Amy Ellsworth in first place, Micaela Adamson second, Nicky Gomez third and Kelsey Green fourth. Earning the high-point boys' awards, from first to fourth, were Jacy Baird, Joe Laidlaw, Antonio Gamino and Brett Adamson.

For the second straight year, coach Cook was named 1A "Coach of the Year" for the Northside Conference champion Panthers.

Two athletes were named as 2009 Carey Hall of Fame athletes for doing three events for four straight years. They were Shelby Hansen and Kayla Bailey. They'll have their names on a perpetual plaque.

Brad Peck was saluted for his participation in the Idaho High School Activities Association's 2009 Interscholastic Star Student Recognition Scholarship Award contest. He was one of 90 applicants.

Also, Brad Peck, Blair Peck and Charlie Rivera made the IHSAA All-Academic All-Star first team for grade point averages from 3.5 to 4.0.

Next year's Panther cheerleaders are Nicky Gomez, Jenni Murphy, Taylor Whitby, Erika Zarate, Angelica Zarate, Nathan Van Every, Hailey Willis and Lorene Andrews.

This year's Carey Rodeo Club competitors were Danie Hennefer and Taylor Castle. At the 5th District High School rodeo finals May 22-23 in Gooding, Castle was chosen first attendant in the Queen Contest and will go to state June 15-20 in Pocatello in that capacity. Staying as Rodeo Club president for 2009-10 is Danie Hennefer.

Jim and Vicky Cenarrusa were honored by the Carey Athletic Association (CAA) as the "Panther Boosters of the Year." They receive free admission to next year's home games for the Carey Panthers.

The new CAA president is Todd Peck, replacing Emilee Butcher.

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