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For the week of June 14 through June 20, 2000

Carey students honored at Awards Night

Scholarships, class awards announced

Carey School staged its annual Awards Night June 2 in the school gym.

Student Council president Leslie Peck made opening remarks and Kami Peck sang the national anthem.

The program was highlighted by the presentation of the prestigious Citizenship Awards to outstanding male and female members of the four upper classes.

A committee of teachers, school staff members and citizens of the community chooses Citizenship Award winners.

Carey teacher Barbara Berg announced the Citizenship Award winners in the senior class as Jeramy Dickerson and Summer Patterson. They received $100 scholarships.

Recipients from the junior class were Jesse Rathke and Caleb Harmon. Honored from the sophomore class were Tiffany Kimball and M.G. Roesbery. Freshman class recipients were Ginger Bingham and Robbie Ellsworth.

Special scholarships were given to deserving students.

The $587.50 Dick Jones Memorial Scholarship from the Hailey Rotary Club was presented to Brandi Drage.

Previous Dick Jones winners at Carey School were: 1999, Amber Hennefer. 1998, Ange Hill. 1997, Hugo Mendoza. 1996, Ashlee Peck. 1995, Camille Mecham and Logan Bingham. 1994, Bart Bingham. 1993, Jennifer Reay. 1992, Beau Bingham. 1991, Justin Bingham. 1990, Debra Reay. 1989, Nicki Eldredge. 1988, Kristen Young. 1987, Jeff Mecham. 1986, Ann Reay. 1985, Kendall Peck.

Going to a senior with the highest grade-point average, the Scott and Janice Peck Memorial Scholarship was given for the 14th and final time, according to presenter Kami Peck.

Sharing the award in 2000 were co-valedictorians Leslie Peck and Stephanie Patterson.

Past honorees: 1999, Chelsea Bingham. 1998, Amanda Richards. 1997, Aubree Mecham. 1996, Ashlee Peck. 1995, Becky Branstetter. 1994, Neil Baird. 1993, Stephanie Ellis. 1992, Bryan Wood and Jed Kelsey. 1991, Leejean Ellis. 1990, Michelle Kelsey. 1989, Ross Patterson. 1988, Kristen Young and Jennifer Kelsey. 1987, Mellonee Roberts.

Kami Peck was chosen the winner of the fifth Derrick Parke Memorial Scholarship. Dar Parke presented the award.

Summer Patterson, Leslie Peck, Kendra Bailey and Morgan Mecham each received $300 Idaho Mountain Express scholarships.

The $400 Blaine County Education Association scholarship went to Stephanie Hill.

The Wood River Valley chapter of Dollars for Scholars represented by Audrey Bashaw gave six scholarships totaling $3,500 to Carey seniors.

Carey's $1,000 Dollars for Scholars winners were Stephanie Patterson and Leslie Peck. Carey's $500 scholarship recipients were Stephanie Hill, Morgan Mecham and Carin Pyrah. Jenny Royal earned a certificate of merit.

Jim Peterson announced the winners of $500 scholarships from the Little Wood River Irrigation District.

Recipients were Kristy Barton, Morgan Mecham, Carin Pyrah, Kendra Bailey, Jenny Royal, Brandi Drage, Lance Peck, Stephanie Patterson, Kami Peck, Stephanie Hill, Leslie Peck, Summer Patterson, Chancey Gartner and Alisha Jurgensmeier.

Bud Bolan, from the Sawtooth Board of Realtors, gave the organization's $1,000 scholarships to Morgan Mecham and Leslie Peck.

Eva Phippen Larson Memorial Scholarships in the amount of $1,000 each were presented to Kristy Barton, Teea Bostrom, Brandi Drage, Stephanie Hill and Carin Pyrah.

Sun Valley Center for the Arts and Humanities study grants for the Yellowstone Summer Music Camp were presented to Amy Rivera and Jonathan Rivera. Heather Crocker of the Sun Valley Center announced the grants.

Building Contractors Association of the Wood River Valley grants in the amounts of $500 apiece were received by Leslie Peck and Stephanie Patterson.

The Andrea Carlson Memorial Scholarships, $250 each, were presented by Milynda Carlson and Jim Peterson to two Carey students interested in business and technology.

Recipients were Lance Peck and Jenny Royal.

Andrea Carlson, the daughter of Carey School industrial technology teacher Greg Carlson, was killed in an auto accident early in the 1999-2000 school year. She was a student at Butte County High School in Arco.

The Carlson family lives in Moore, east of Arco, but plans to literally move the family homestead--lock, stock and barrel--down the highway to Little Wood River Road in Carey this summer, Carey principal Joni Cordell said.

Leslie Peck also earned the $200 Idaho School Boards Association scholarship and the $1,000 Idaho Association of Educational Office Professionals grant.

Idaho State University in Pocatello awarded over $13,000 in scholarships this year to graduating Carey students, including a four-year full-tuition grant worth $11,000 to Leslie Peck.

Other ISU grants went to Stephanie Hill ($1,300); Morgan Mecham ($500); and Kami Peck ($800).

Institutional scholarship winners included:

Summer Patterson ($1,000 Laurene & John Marshall Memorial award at the College of Southern Idaho;

Morgan Mecham ($200 Business Technology Scholarship from the Larry G. Selland College of Applied Technology at Boise State University); and Kendra Bailey ($400 Freshman Scholarship and $250 Counselor Leadership Award at Lewis-Clark State College).

Also, from Ricks College in Rexburg: Lance Peck ($500 Automotive Program scholarship); Leslie Peck and Stephanie Patterson ($1,100 Award of Excellence scholarships).



Other honors for Carey

The U.S. Army Reserve Scholar/Athlete award winners for academic and athletic excellence were Kami Peck and Jeramy Dickerson.

Receiving U.S. Air Force Recruiting Service math and science achievement awards were Stephanie Patterson and Jeramy Dickerson.

The U.S. Marine Corps scholastic excellence award went to Daniel Ruiz.

Also presented by the U.S. Marine Corps were its Distinguished Athlete awards, to Kendra Bailey and Jeramy Dickerson, and its Semper Fidelis Music award, to Kami Peck.

Leslie Peck won the KMVT Scholar/Athlete honor.

Selected as Carey School's representative to the 23rd annual Idaho Business Week at Boise State University was Caleb Harmon, with his $300 scholarship award designed to cover program costs.

Last but certainly not least, Cody Molyneux received perhaps the biggest ovation of the evening when it was announced he will go to U.S. Navy boot camp, and receive $20,000 from the Navy for his education.

Four students achieved perfect attendance. They were Heath Adamson, Jennifer Cenarrusa, Amanda Hill and Erika Zarate.



Officers and class awards

New officers for the 2000-2001 school year were named.

Incoming Student Body president is Caleb Harmon, succeeding Leslie Peck. The new vice president is Andrea Ellsworth, replacing Kade Bingham.

The 1999-2000 secretary is Annette Peck, following Stephanie Patterson. Incoming treasurer is Mindy Patterson, replacing Jeramy Dickerson.

Outgoing Student Council advisor Berg presented plaques to this year's Student Council officers and certificates to other Council members. And Leslie Peck gave a big bouquet of flowers to Berg for all her help over the years.

The new Drama Club president is Bryan Sparks, replacing Jarrett Taylor.

Jesse Rathke is the new C.A.A. president, replacing Jonathan Rivera.

The new Yearbook Editors are Kade Bingham and Autumn Kelsey, replacing Stephanie Patterson and Leslie Peck. Their assistants for the 2000-2001 school year are Tiffany Kimball and Mindy Patterson.

New "To the Max" officers are president Jonathan Rivera and vice president Dawn Simmons.

Incoming Carey Rodeo Club president for 2000-2001 is Trevor Hunt, replacing Kristy Barton. And Dawn Simmons is the president of the Carey chapter of the National Honor Society.

Ray and Wanda Kirkland were honored by the Carey Athletic Association (CAA) as the "Panther Boosters of the Year." They get free admission to next year's home games.

Class awards were also given.

The National School Chorale Award went to Kami Peck.

"To the Max," singers were Stephanie Hill, Kami Peck, Carin Pyrah, Christina Reay, Caleb Harmon, Jonathan Rivera, Dawn Simmons, Levi Shaffer, Ismael Mendoza, Amy Rivera, Annette Peck, Taramah Adamson, Andrea Ellsworth, Stephanie Patterson, Ginger Bingham and Pamela Reay.

"Most Inspirational" for "To the Max" was Kami Peck. "Instrumentalist of the Year" was Caleb Harmon, for his drumming and masquerade. "Most Improved" was Stephanie Hill. The "Mover and Shaker" award was given to Christina Reay.

The "Best Male and Female Solo," awards went to Amy Rivera and Jonathan Rivera.

Music teacher Max Stimac introduced the "Stella" guitar to the audience, gave a brief historical description and then announced the first "Stella Award" winner for outstanding participation. She was Erika Shaffer.

Mindy Patterson won the Cecil B. Smith Art Award as outstanding art student. It was presented for the 11th time.

Previous Cecil Smith award winners: 1999, Sheila Simmons. 1998, Daniel Sparks. 1997, Miriam Rush. 1996, Marcella Payne. 1995, Laura and Yolanda Arriaga; 1994, April Broadie and Ashlee Peck. 1992, Beau Bingham; 1991, Trinity Patterson and Jennifer Reay; 1990, Michelle Kelsey; and 1989, Les Laidlaw.

Displays of outstanding artwork by Mindy Patterson and Autumn Kelsey will remain in Carey School for years to come, art teacher Catherine Lowden said.

Drama awards were presented to Jarrett Taylor and Leslie Peck for the second straight year as best actor and actresses; Bryan Sparks and Kami Peck, best supporting actor and actress; Ryan Stewart and Pamela Reay, best rookie actor and actress.

Earning a "behind the scenes" technical award for drama was Kole Peck.

Singled out with certificates for attending the 2000 Hispanic Youth Symposium during April in Sun Valley were Noemi Ocampo, Antonio Gamino, Alicia Ruiz and Daniel Ruiz.

Advisor Hal Bingham said that Gamino (guitar, singing) and Ocampo (singing) competed in the three-day competition and placed third in talent, earning $350 scholarships. In addition, Ocampo was awarded $2,800 and $1,000 scholarships at the conference, and Gamino accepted a $1,000 grant.

On Carey's INEEL academic team that placed fifth in regional competition were All-State honoree Jeramy Dickerson, Caleb Harmon, Tiffany Kimball, Amy Rivera, Summer Patterson, Karen Patterson, Joseph Patterson and Devon Campbell.

Junior Caleb Harmon emerged in the top 20% for the Idaho Mathematics Exam. He was given a bronze medal and certificate. In all, Carey had 22 participants in the exam.

Outstanding boys' track athletes were Jonathan Rivera (249 points), freshman 400-meter dash record-holder Shawn Hennefer (193), Robbie Ellsworth (183) and Destry Simpson. Jonathan Rivera was selected to the new All-Conference track and field for his 400m dash participation.

Top four point-getters on the Carey School girls' track and field team were Kami Peck, Dawn Simmons, Andrea Ellsworth and Ginger Bingham.

Making All-Conference in track were Kami Peck (first team, jumps), Amy Rivera (second team, sprints) and Ginger Bingham (second team, hurdles).

Tamarah Adamson (32-5) broke the school triple jump standard at the 2000 state meet. School high jump record holder Kami Peck owns the class records in the high jump in each of her four years.

All five Carey Rodeo Club members qualified for further state competition--the first time that has happened.

They were Chancey Gartner (calf roping, steer wrestling, team roping); Kristy Barton (team roping, barrel racing, breakaway roping); Kendra Bailey (breakaway roping); Stephanie Hill (polebending); and Trevor Hunt (bull riding).

Gartner has received a $1,000 scholarship from the Fifth District rodeo circuit and also won a high grade-point average honor. Scholarships in the amounts of $250 went to Kendra Bailey, Stephanie Hill and Kristy Barton.

The money has been awarded from the annual Gooding Jaycees boxing smoker. Gartner and Hill each won $100, and Bailey collected $300 for her "Fight of the Night."


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