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Tuscola students receive $81,000 on Honors Day 2018

Tuscola students received a record $81,000 in the form of 150 scholarships during the Tuscola Community High School Honors Day ceremony Friday, May 18.

The awards, scholarships and certificates awarded included:

Music Boosters Camp Scholarships: Justine Kauffman ($300), Sabrina Alcorn ($300), Meadow Picazo ($300); T.E.A. Scholarships: Makenna Boyd ($300), Ellen Brown ($300), Samantha Kidwell ($300), Grace Snider ($300), Machenzie Stewart ($300), Brodey Kramer ($200), Courtney Wood ($200), Jacob Craddock ($50), Sydney Hoel ($50), Michael Holmes ($50), Cassandra Russo ($50); Broc Winn Memorial Scholarship: Dalton Hoel ($1,000); Albert & Virginia Lee Memorial Scholarship-TUMC: Jacob Craddock, Sydney Hoel, Cale Sementi, Kyle Zimmer, Courtney Wood, Ashtyn Clark, Samantha Geiler; Be Brave Scholarships: Miah Phillips ($750), Briannia Thull ($750); Lloyd and Selma Sweeney Scholarship: Machenzie Stewart ($4,000);

Tuscola Woman’s Club Scholarship: Vocal Music Camp-Meadow Picazo ($490), Art Camp-Liberty Koester ($499), Band Camp-Hannah Hornaday ($650), Hamilton Ridge Music Scholarship-Sydney Hoel ($1,000); Marci Lietz Memorial Scholarship: Ellen Brown ($500); Fidelis Crusader Scholarships: Michael Holmes ($500), Sariah Deal ($500); David Dietrich Senior Athlete Awards: Hunter Woodard, Alexis Koester; David Deitrich Memorial Scholarships: Dalton Hoel ($750), Cassandra Russo ($750); First Federal Bank of Tuscola Scholarship: Jacob Craddock ($750); Sopha E. Heil Scholarship: Samantha Kidwell ($500); Go Time/Elite Softball Scholarship: Cassandra Russo ($300); Tuscola Community Foundation Scholarships: Bradley Kramer ($500), Cassandra Russo ($500); Tuscola Community Foundation/Cletcher Wessale Scholarship: Alexis Koester ($1,000), Grace Snider ($1,000); Ray Wulliman Scholarship: Kevin Miller ($500);

Tommy K. Martin Memorial Scholarship: Kyle Zimmer ($500), Dalton Hoel ($500); Harley and Doris Helm Memorial Scholarship: Dalton Hoel ($1,000); Cabot Science Scholarship: Miah Phillips ($500); Tuscola PowWows Scholarships: Noah Pierce ($500), Sydney Hoel ($500), Dalton Hoel ($250), Hannah Saril ($250); FFA Alumni Scholarships: Noah Pierce ($1,000), Colter Lewis ($1,000), Machenzie Stewart ($1,000), Matthew Reese ($500), Caleb Stumeier ($500); First Mid-Illinois Bank Scholarship: Matthew Reese ($500); Tuscola Health Care Center Scholarship: Estephany Arroyo ($250); All-Pro Scholarship: Hunter Hutcherson ($400); Rotary Students of the Month: Dalton Hoel (September), Cassandra Russo (October), Sydney Hoel (November), Grace Snider (December), Noah Pierce (January), Kevin Miller (February), Alexis Koester (March), Jacob Craddock (April), Olivia Chester (May);

Rotary Scholarships: Sydney Hoel ($500/year for four years), Grace Snider ($500/year for four years); Tuscola National Bank Scholarship: Colter Lewis ($500); Lions Club Awards: Connor Baer (Math), Cale Sementi (Science), Cassandra Russo (Foreign Language); Douglas County Republican Women Scholarship: Grace Snider ($500); Douglas County Republican Central Committee Scholarship: Samantha Kidwell ($500); T.K. Martin VFW Scholarship: Kaylee Rexroad-Campbell ($500); Tuscola Alumni Association Scholarships: Darynn Burton ($500), Samantha Kidwell ($500), Olivia Chester ($500); ECCA Outstanding Student of the Year Award: Lucas Burnett (ECCA Computer Networking Program); Joe & Sue Summerville Agriculture Scholarship: Machenzie Stewart ($1,500); George Barnett Nursing Scholarship: Gemini Pettry ($500); Midwest Food Products Association Scholarship: Cassandra Russo ($1,000); Rutan Family Memorial Scholarship: Makenna Boyd ($500); Tuscola Women of the Moose Chapter 1011 Scholarships: Cassandra Russo ($500), Dalton Hoel ($500), Harriett Jane Bell Memorial Scholarships: Machenzie Stewart ($500), Morgan Stewart ($500);

Wheels Car Club Scholarship: Kevin Miller ($500); Don Chappell Memorial Scholarship: Dakota Denny ($625); Georgine McDonald Scholarships: Caleb Stumeier, Jennifer Knight, Noah Pierce, Kevin Miller, Machenzie Stewart, Grace Snider, Dalton Hoel, Sydney Hoel, Miah Phillips, Morgan Stewart, Gemini Pettry, Samantha Geiler, Hannah Saril, Ashtyn Clark, Kaylee Rexroad-Campbell, Cassandra Russo; Lenore Cletcher-Wessale Trust Scholarships: Jennifer Knight, Grace Snider, Samantha Geiler, Kaylee Rexroad-Campbell, Gemini Pettry, Estephany Arroyo, Miah Phillips, Hannah Saril; Masonic Lodge Scholarships: Miah Phillips ($500), Sydney Hoel ($500); Illinois State Scholars: Caleb Arends, McChieley Geiler, Dalton Hoel, Sydney Hoel, Alexis Koester, Kevin Miller, William Penne, Cale Sementi, Grace Snider; William Shiu Memorial Scholarships: Courtney Wood ($500), Ashtyn Clark ($500); Dr. Dana Mattix Scholarships: Hannah Saril ($1,000), Miah Phillips ($1,000), Olivia Chester ($1,000); Pheasants Forever Scholarship: Dalton Hoel ($500);

Robert Travis Memorial Scholarship: Kameryn Kresin ($250), Parker Taylor ($250), Caleb Arends ($250), Noah Pierce ($250); DAR/SAR Good Citizen Awards: Sydney Hoel (DAR), Jacob Craddock (SAR); American Legion Post #27 School Awards: Cassandra Russo, Noah Pierce, American Legion Post #27 Illinois Boys State: J.D. Barrett, American Legion Auxiliary Post 27 Illinois Girls State: Sabrina Alcorn, American Legion Youth Police Academy Nominee: James Boyd; American Legion Post #27 Wayne Meyer Memorial Scholarship: Cassandra Russo ($750); FFA Built Ford Tough Scholarship: Morgan Stewart ($1,000); Kiwanis Scholarships: Miah Phillips ($1,000), Grace Snider ($1,000), Connor Baer ($1,000), Sydney Hoel ($1,000); National Wild Turkey Federation Scholarship: Samantha Geiler ($500); Dennis Jones Memorial Grant: Joseph Wells ($500); ArtCo Scholarship: Sydney Hoel ($250); Heritage Family Farms Scholarship: Machenzie Stewart ($500); Forty Martyrs Altar and Rosary Society Scholarship: Grace Snider ($750); Bill and Irma West Scholarships: Michael Holmes ($500);

FCCLA Scholarships: Alexis Koester ($150); Samantha Kidwell ($150); Ellen Brown ($150), Juliana Liffick ($150); William Butkovich Scholarship: Sydney Hoel ($500); Leo Kramer Memorial Scholarship: Bradley Kramer ($400), Brodey Kramer ($400), Darynn Burton: ($200); Senior Departmental Awards: Machenzie Stewart (Ag), Darynn Burton (Art), Matthew Reese and Dalton Hoel (Business), Graham Rodmaker (Computers), Sydney Hoel (English), Grace Snider (History), Dalton Hoel (Math), Noah Pierce (Science), Noah Pierce (Spanish); Douglas County Election Judge and Technician Certificates: Grace Snider, Sydney Hoel, Connor Baer, Olivia Chester, Samantha Geiler, Kameryn Kresin;

Awards previously recognized this school year: CIC Student Athlete Award: Dalton Hoel and Cassandra Russo; Illinois Principal’s Student Recognition: Sabrina Taylor and Michael Holmes; Outstanding Choral Awards: Sydney Hoel (National Choral Award), Abbey Jacob (Honors Choir); Brooke Ray (Concert Choir-junior), Dustin Hale, Ava Cothron, Meadow Picazo (Concert Choir-freshmen); Outstanding Band Awards: Justine Kauffman (outstanding freshman), Jeff Reed (outstanding sophomore), Paul Nau (outstanding junior), Sydney Hoel (John Phillips Sousa Award-outstanding senior).

Perfect Attendance: Braden Boyer, Lucas Burnett, Sariah Deal, Emily Kemp, Bryona Lee, Chloe Lee, Kevin Miller, Rohan Patel, Emmalee Phillips, Austin Pittman, Matthew Reese, Lexie Russo, Cassie Russo, Kelsey Slaughter, Ashton Smith, Machenzie Stewart, Emma Zimmer, Kyle Zimmer.

Excellent Attendance (three or less full-day excused absences): Caleb Arends, Taylor Arends, Connor Baer, JD Barrett, Ryan Bartley, Matthew Bennett, Chris Bloomer, Hunter Brandt, Eric Brewer, Alex Brooks, Daria Calanchini, Allison Clark, Haden Cothron, Jacob Craddock, Laney Cummings, Jacob Dyer, Paige Goad, Bailey Good, Madison Green, Dustin Hale, Clayton Hausmann, Mikayla Helmuth, Dalton Hoel, Marcus Holmes, Silas Hortin, Bryce Hutson, Jennifer Knight, Bradley Kramer, Courtney Kramer, Cade Kresin, Lucas Kresin, Hannah Lemay, Will Little, Makenna Long, Caden Morgan, Paul Nau, Jade Nixon, Riya Patel, Ruchi Patel, Andrew Penne, Miah Phillips, Jonah Pierce, Noah Pierce, Coulson Poffenberger, Nate Pollock, Marisa Poole, Clayton Postlewait, Graham Rodmaker, Caroline Rominger, Marissa Russo, Ryan Salmon, Alana Simms, Caleb Stumeier, Timothy Summerville, Jackie Watson, Sidney Watson, Kelsey Wirick.

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