The class of 2017 gathered in the dome last night for the announcement of awards and scholarships. All students were recognized and many walked away for several thousands of dollars towards their college education.
The valedictorian medal was presented to Serena Duncan and Taylor Brooks received the Salutatorian medal.
Mrs. Dawn Breckenridge presented the A+ Scholarship to 17 seniors.
Institutional scholarships were presented to Aadin Humble from Truman State University and William Jewell College. Ryan Brown received the Red and Black scholarship from the University of Central Missouri. Fort Scott Community College presented Kearston Baze with the Academic Excellence Award. Jason Courter received a scholarship from the Missouri Science & Technology University. Serena Duncan and Brendan Ephland both received scholarships from Missouri Southern State University.
Rich Hill students are lucky to have many generous scholarships available to them that are provided by local organizations, memorials, and individuals. These scholarships were awarded as follows.
M.A.R.E. Scholarship – Serena Duncan
CTA Scholarship – Taylor Brooks
Margie Duffield Memorial Scholarship – Serena Duncan
Maelynn & August Gibson Scholarship – Tyler Hood
Horatio Alger Award – Serena Duncan
John H. & Gretchelle E Otis Memorial – Aadin Humble
Ralph L. Gracie Leaming Memorial – Aadin Humble
DAR Wagy Scholarship – Brendan Ephland
FFA Booster Scholarship – Taylor Brooks, Kearston Baze, & Brendon Ephland
Eastland Scholarship (in Memory of Jerry Mumma Senior) – Taylor Brooks
Miss Ada M Griffin Memorial Scholarship – Mackenzie Becker
FBLA Scholarship – Tyler Hood and Serena Duncan
David DeMoss Scholarship – Tyler Hood
The Coalminers’ Daughters Scholarship – Mackenzie Becker and Houston Bridgewater
Don Droz Memorial Scholarship – Kearston Baze and Brendon Ephland
Harold & Joyce Kenney Memorial Scholarship – Brendon Ephland and Taylor Brooks
MFA Scholarship – Taylor Brooks
Kenneth Kern Memorial Scholarship – Kearston Baze
Security Bank Scholarship – Mackenzie Becker
Professional Nursing Scholarship – Houston Bridgewater and Kearston Baze
Sam and Rosalee Anderson Scholarship – Serena Duncan and Brendon Ephland
Ellis Foundation Scholarship – Serena Duncan, Taylor Brooks, Daniel Brown, Ryan Brown, and Jason Courter.
Congratulations to the 2017 graduates!