Awards and scholarships were tangible congratulations for hard work during the school year at the 29th 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 the Metropolis Community Center on Thursday.
Thirteen students received scholarships totaling $19,450.
From Massac County High School (MCHS) were:
• Jacob White, $1750;
• Jodie Jacobs, Mallory McGinnis and Hannah Weber, $1650;
• Natalie Bailey, $1550;
• Kelsey Corzine and Jacob Myers, $1450;
• Kristin Suggs, $1350;
• And, Kayla Dunn and Tasha Swenney, $1250.
From Joppa High School were:
• Max Copeland, $1650;
• Tyler Castleman, $1550;
• Charles “Cody” Peck, $1250;
Every year for 29 years, this ceremony has honored students of both high schools who have participated in scholastic competitions.
Students honored from MCHS were Cameron Koch, scholar bowl and accounting; Michael Howard, art guild; Emily Hoard, WYSE; Allison Leek, business skills; Carl Pugh, math team; and Hannah Weber, HOSA.
Students honored from Joppa were: Cody Peck, art guild and scholar bowl; Max Copeland, Beta Club; and Mollie McCarver, WYSE.
MCHS students were presented $25 for obtaining a 4.0 or higher grade point average. They were: Cameron Koch, Jacob White, Nathan Davis, Courtney Nelson, Jodie Jacobs, Dereck Randolph, Natalie Bailey, Ali Eickholz, Mallory McGinnis and Hannah Weber.
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.