Evanston High School recognizes students at academic awards assembly


EVANSTON — Evanston High School celebrated the academic achievements of its students on Wednesday, May 24, with its annual Academic Awards ceremony. 

The winner of the coveted Castle Rock Scholarship Award, which is a two-year lease for a 2017 Chevy Cruise from Castle Rock, is Lauren Broadhead. In her scholarship essay, Broadhead described herself as driven. Kraig Reardon said she is ranked No. 1 in her class, has a 4.0 GPA, an ACT score of 33, is a two-year member of the National Honor Society and a National Merit finalist. 

There were many other outstanding awards given out as well. 

Brick Rigby and Ian Siegismund attended 2017 Boys State and Rebeca White attended 2017 Girls State. 

Allison Haack (who was one of the most often named students during the ceremony) earned the highest ACT score, Joseph Williams the highest ASVAB score and Kathryn Hatch the highest PSAT score at EHS. 

Seven students will go to the 2017 Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership Camp, which will take place June 8-11: Bryssa Blevins, Marie Davis, Caitlynn Ellis, Rachael Hansen, Mekenzie Hutchinson, Kate Murdock and Reed Robinson. This will be the first year EHS will send so many students to the camp; last year, four students went, and for the past 30 years (since 1986), EHS has usually sent just one student. 

Taylor Dennis received the Sons of the American Revolution Outstanding Citizenship Award. 

Allison Haack received the highest honor in the Society of Women Engineers – Science & Mathematics Award; Rachel Peterson received high honor and Lauren Broadhead honor. 

Hayden Crofts and Laural Schmidt were named to the Wendy’s High School Heisman Scholarship Athletics Citizenship, and Hailey Barker and Seth Davis received the Army Reserve National Scholar/Athlete Award. 

From the United States Marine Corps, Jesse Barker and Emma Piper received the Distinguished Athlete Award; Chandler Barker received the Scholastic Excellence Award and Morgan Crompton received the Semper Fidelis award. 

Rachel Peterson was named for Outstanding Math and Braden Tethal for Outstanding Science from the United States Air Force. 

For the President’s Education Awards Program, 29 students were recognized for Education Excellence (they had to have at least a 3.5 GPA and be college or career ready in four areas on the ACT), and 13 students were named for Education Achievement, which recognized outstanding growth and commitment and which required a staff nomination. 

EHS honored several members of the Uinta Chapter of the National Honor Society. Thirty-three students received honor cords.

Student Council included officers Kelsey Diaz, Thad Murdock, Margaret Russell and Brenda Casas. The outstanding council members were Maya Angwin (freshman), Josie Dennis (sophomore), Brenda Casas (junior), Taylor Dennis (senior), Thad Murdock (spirit director), Margaret Russell (executive) and Kelsey Diaz (overall). 

Many students received special recognition from various societies, with graduating seniors receiving honor cords. 

Samantha Moore, Benjamin Fuller, Tiana Griffith, Makayla Nelson and Judith Sanchez were presented with honor cords from the Spanish Honor Society.

Chandler Barker, Gil Cowan, Austin Mathson, Brett Martin and Lukas Simmons were presented with honor cords for the Evanston FFA, with Ian Siegismund, McKinzey Camphouse, Morgan Sanchez, Falynn Mackey, Blake Overy, Bailee Mackey and Sheridan Durrant also recognized. 

Graduating students Dulce Alvarez, Christian Lange, Brooklyn Lovato and Thad Murdock were given honor cords and awards from the NFL (National Forensics League, or speech and debate). 

Josey Anderson, Allison Haack and Lincoln Swett received honor cords from the Quill & Scroll International Honorary Society, and Trae Albert, Kelly Myers and Christopher Rose also receive recognition. 

Graduating seniors Trae Albert and Chloe Reifon were recognized by DECA Emerging Leaders and Entrepreneurs. 

For the French Honor Society, officers Nicole Westley, Morgan Crompton and Christopher Rose received cords and Ian Siegismund and Savana Budd were recognized. 

Other students named for the French Honor Society were Christopher Ingram and Brooklyn Lovato (who both received honor cords), Aspynn and Chasee Arnell, Aedin Banry, Annellie Beachell, Bryssa Blevins, Gloria Cabrera, Destinee Caves, Citlali Cerda, William Crippen, Heather Dalrymple, Alexandra Demander, Jaquelene Forsgren, Isaac Gonzales, Rachael Hansen, Destanie McCauley, Caitlyn Morrow, Loa Muller, Nohemi Navarro, Ciera Roberts, Samantha Sinche, Angelina Smith, Dariane Smith, Kimber Todd and Shaylyn Welling. 

For the International Thespian Society, Josey Anderson, Ashlee Lazaro, Christian (CJ) McDonald, Thad Murdock, Rocky Powell, Carter Rex and Payton Walsh received honor cords, and Nathaniel Adams, Nicole Bott, Kylee Robinson, Anya Tuft, Clara Whitear and Heather Willard were also recognized. 

Several students received perfect attendance awards. Ricardo Heredia, Stephen O’Brien, Jacob Roberts and Harrison Tooley all received two-year perfect attendance awards, while Thomas Farrens, Rachael Hansen, Kaylynn Hoglin, Britney Li, Jessie Roundy, Samuel McFadden, Kevyn Munoz and Trinidy Nelson had one year of perfect attendance.

The top 10 percent of the 2017 class will be recognized at the EHS graduation at 11 a.m. on Saturday, June 3, at the high school, where the valedictorian and salutatorian will also be named.

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