Awards and scholarships were tangible congratulations for hard work during the school year at the 28th annual Massac County Academic Awards Ceremony.
Students, parents, faculty and staff from Massac Unit One and Joppa-Maple Grove school districts joined representatives from area agencies at the ceremony, held at Massac County High School on May 2.
Fifteen students received scholarships totaling $20,000.
From Massac County High School (MCHS) were:
• Kyle Hoyer, $1800
• Ryan Wolverton, $1700
• Kerstie Weatherbee, $1600
• McKenzie Dorris, Drew Bailey and Ethan Schulte, $1500
• Darian George, $1400
• Aaron Kennedy, $1300
• Lauren Russell, $1200
• Caitlin Hughes, $1100
• And, Kristen Arnold and Sami Weber, $900
From Joppa High School were:
• Kelsey Deming, $1700
• Sonja Robertson, $1000
• Charlee Gilbert, $900
Every year for 28 years, this banquet has honored students of both high schools who have participated in scholastic competitions.
Students honored from MCHS were Kyle Hoyer, academic team and business skills; Ethan Schulte, WYSE and math team; Alison Timmons, art guild; Josh Wetzel, accounting challenge; and Paula Jaco, HOSA.
Students honored from Joppa were: Max Copeland, WYSE and Beta Club; Gabby Wrye, Spanish Club; Rebecca Vaughn, business skills; Mattie Altenberger, art guild; and Charlee Gilbert, academic team.
MCHS students were presented $25 for obtaining a 4.0 or higher grade point average. They were: Darion George, Ethan Schulte, Ryan Woolverton, Ryan Hoyer, Caitlin Hughes, Aaron Kennedy, Lauren Bunting, Reis Brugger, McKenzie Dorris and Joshua Wetzel.
Also: Drew Bailey, Mercedes Williamson, Samantha Weber, Kerstin Weatherbee and Courtney Copley.
The banquet was sponsored by the Kiwanis Club and the Rotary Club, both of Metropolis, and a committee of teachers and administrators from Massac Unit One and Joppa-Maple Grove school districts.
Funds for the scholarships came from local businesses, service clubs, churches, teachers, groups and individuals.
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