Over 200 Harrisonville High School students were honored for their academic achievement at an assembly Aug. 27.
The Excellence in Academics Assembly recognized students who earned an academic letter and those who earned the Excellence in Academics medallion during the 2012-13 school year. The assembly was co-sponsored by the Harrisonville Public School Foundation and the HHS Academic Booster Club. The daytime assembly was attended by the entire HHS student body, parents, and community members.
The Foundation’s Excellence in Academics program honors students who complete the year in the top 15% of their class. Those students receive the Excellence in Academics medallion.
Those first year recipients of the Excellence in Academics honor were Nicholas Blalock, Jared Bloustine, Jessica Bloustine, Krista Britt, Connor Brown, Mattea Buerge, Bailey Bylina, Tania Chavez, Tanner DeVore, Nathaniel Dick, Hannah Eberle, Alyssa Eddy, Caitlynn Evrin, Leeann Farren, Henry Frees, Jakob Gowing, Ryan Hayworth, Reagan Holden, Kristen Kimbrell, Kristen Koch, Emily Kroesen, Andrew Laughlin, Christen Leipham, Mikaila Livingston, Lia Lloyd, Christian McDonald, Katelyn McKinnis, Brady McMorris, Cody McMorris, Veronica Messer, Austin Murray, Zane Myers, Mikayla Olender, Jordan Ours, Leslie Parris, Kimberly Potter, Olivia Ratcliff, David Reichert, Brooke Rogers, Wyatt Schenker, Lexie Schrock, Patrese Shanks, Nathaniel Shore, Elizabeth Thayer, Sabrina Tinsley, Izaac Tompkins, Theresa Tye and Lisa Vaccaro.
The students earning the Excellence in Academics honor for the second year were Casey Ambrozi, Douglas Croy, Madison Dahn, Anna DeVEnney, Sarah Doubledee, Jacob Erwin, Laura Hamilton, Sherman Hartzler, Sydney Hoffman, Alexandra Holden, Justin Honderick, Rebecca Kanies, Jonathan Kohl, John Kusmec, Aaron Laughlin, George McCleave, Jacob Murray, Brittany Myers, Jessica Poisal, Patricia Price, Emily Priesendorf, Brently Probasco, Joseph Puryear, Ethan Reece, Shayne Smither, Benjamin Spencer, Christia Stein, Bethany Travis, Melissa Watson, Cole Welhoff, Hailey Wilson and Kathryn Yoder.
Third-year Excellence in Academics recipients were Kaitlyn Austin, Samantha Bowers, Taylor Chancellor, Esmeralda Chavez, Zach Davidson, Abraham Dick, Mackenzie Eisel, Kaitlin Fifer, Bayli Galeassi, Chelsea Gibbs, Lee Hawkins, Kyle Hix, Lucas Holden, Timothy Johnico, Andrew Johnson, Brianna Kendrick, Brock Kliewer, Nathan Morse, Anne Mulvey, Kaitlyn Patterson, Matthew Prindle, Briana Schrock, Emily Sewell, Olivia Styron, Elizabeth Tryon-Ebert, Hannah Welhoff, Kolton Wiebusch and Dylan Yong.
Those students earning academic letters, Lamp of Learning pins, and Student Scholar pins for the 2012-13 school year were honored.
Students earning a 3.5 or higher grade point average received an academic letter certificate. Over 200 students earned a letter.
Students earning a 3.75 or higher received a “Lamp of Learning” pin in addition to their letter certificate. One hundred and thirty-two students qualified for this honor.
Fifty-two students earned the highest honor by completing the year with a grade point average of 4.0 or higher. They received a letter certificate, “Lamp of Learning” pin, and a “Student Scholar” pin if it was the first year they had earned the honor. If they had earned the “Student Scholar” pin in a prior year, they received a bar.
Those students who earned a 4.0 or higher in 2012-13 were Kaitlyn Austin, Samantha Bowers, Taylor Chancellor, Zach Davidson, Abraham Dick, Mackenzie Eisel, Kaitlin Fifer, Bayli Galeassi, Chelsea Gibbs, Lee Hawkins, Kyle Hix, Lucas Holden, Timothy Johnico, Brianna Kendrick, Brock Kliewer, Christen Leipham, Nathan Morse, Anne Mulvey, Kaitlyn Patterson, Matthew Prindle, Emily Sewell, Patrese Shanks, Olivia Styron, Sabrina Tinsley, Elizabeth Tryon-Ebert, Hannah Welhoff, Kolton Wiebusch, Dylan Young, Casey Ambrozi, Douglas Croy, Madison Dahn, Anna DeVEnney, Hannah Eberle, Sydney Hoffman, John Kusmec, Aaron Laughlin, Jacob Murray, Patricia Price, Brently Probasco, Ethan Reece, Benjamin Spencer, Christia Stein, Bethany Travis, Melissa Watson, Cole Welhoff, Jessica Bloustine, Connor Brown, Bailey Bylina, Henry Frees, Reagan Holden, Leslie Parris, Kimbelry Potter and David Reichert.
Students who have scored a 30 or higher on the ACT test received certificates and will be inducted into the HHS ACT Hall of Fame. Those honorees included Lucas Holden, Andrew Johnson, Kyle Hix, Mackenzie Eisel, Erika Diaz, Anne Mulvey, Kolton Wiebusch, Walt McCaslin, John Kusmec and Brianna Kendrick.
Thirteen students were recognized for earning top scores on an Advanced Placement exam last spring. They were Kaitlyn Austin, Lucas Holden, Mackenzie Eisel, Douglas Croy, Anne Mulvey, John Kusmec, Bethany Travis, Olivia Styron, Melissa Watson, Trevor Ratcliff, Brently Probasco, Aaron Laughlin and Hannah Welhoff.