Mt. Vernon seniors awarded, scholarships announced

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FORTVILLE – Mt. Vernon seniors from the class of 2022 were recognized for their achievements at a recent Senior Honors Night, sponsored by the Mt. Vernon Education Foundation.

Students receiving awards for service and citizenship included Riley Britt and Gehrig Slunaker, character award; Gehrig Slunaker, Gary Lewark Award; Megan Ashley, Ila Boston, Delaney Bowser, Riley Britt, Cecilia Bulmahn, Trinity Ellis, Madison Foley, Maitlyn Griner, Katherine Hartnett, Emily Harvey, Lydia Helm, Jakeb Henry, Cole Herman, Meredith Hohnbaum, Logan Hufty, Adam Johnson, Ashton Kessinger, Keagan LaBelle, Hannah McCleery, Mackenzie Miner, Morgan Montgomery, Ryan Moran, Alaina Nugent, Azriel Pinero, Ava Prather, Haley Riley, Morgan Tharp and Hayden Wiltermood, service and citizenship merit; and Owen Johnson, Terry/Borgman Mental Attitude Award.

Senior class officers for 2022 recognized included Morgan Tharp, president; Katie King, vice president; Brock Barr, secretary; and Kayla Luke, treasurer. Senior class representatives are Ila Boston and Lydia Jenson.

Student government officers recognized included Maitlyn Griner, executive president; Miguel Jones, executive vice president; and Katie Hartnett, executive secretary.

National Honor Society officers are Riley Britt, president; Katie King, vice president; Jackson Champion, secretary; Madison Foley, treasurer; and Ila Boston, historian.

Lillian Woolston received the Mt. Vernon AP Scholars with Honor award; Keenan Jaques received the Mt. Vernon AP Scholars with Distinction award.

Community scholarships went to Hannah Dishman, Bruce McKinney Memorial Scholarship ($1,030); Sophia DeWael, Kristopher J. Hammond Endowment Fund ($4,000); Riley Britt, Madison Swingle, Ashden Gentry and Gehrig Slunaker, Ernie Oden Athletic Scholarships ($1,000 each); Spencer King, Roger’s Smile Scholarship ($1,000); Riley Britt and Madison Swingle, Steve Williams Soccer Scholarship ($500); Max Hayse, Jack Roysdon Memorial Foundation Good Neighbor Service Award ($1,500); Alaina Nugent, Tri Kappa Scholarship ($1,500); Madison Swingle, Riley Charles Settergren Scholarship ($1,000); Madison Foley, Bryanna Noesges, Zoey Taylor and Victoria Wheat, Rabe-Vermillion Scholarship ($1,125 each); Kaleb Lovell, Mark Mattick Mental Attitude Award ($500); Ella Adams and Kaleb Lovell, Chris Sullivan Memorial Music Booster Endowment Fund ($595 each); Ella Adams, Riley Britt, Gavin Muhlenkamp, Hope Ort and Carly Wilkerson, Mt. Vernon Optimist Scholarship ($1,000 each); Hayden Kovell, Greenfield Rotary Education Scholarship ($500); Hannah Dishman, Earl J. Brooks and Irene B. Brooks Scholarship Endowment Fund ($4,031); Alaina Nugent, Psi Iota Xi Alpha Phi Literature Scholarship ($1,000); Ella Adams, Psi Iota Xi Alpha Phi Art Scholarship ($1,000); Lydia Helm, Psi Iota Xi Alpha Phi Music Scholarship ($1,000); Gavin Muhlenkamp, Richard H. Crosser Memorial Scholarship ($580); Riley Britt, Margaret Johnson Honorary Scholarship Endowment Fund ($2,740); Hayden Kovell, Hancock County Community Foundation Scholarship Endowment Fund ($2,000); Maitlyn Griner, Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship; Giang Luu, Certificate of Multilingual Proficiency; Taylor Loy, Hancock County Art Educators Art Award; Ella Adams and Bryanna Noesges, George and Icy Vaughn Performing Arts Endowment Fund ($3,000 each); Lydia Helm, Hancock County Shrine Club Scholarship ($1,000); Hannah Dishman, Gladys Hancock Shumway Scholarship Endowment Fund ($1,350); Ella Adams, Hancock County Business and Professional Women ($1,000); Megan Ashely, Nancy Terrell Miller Scholarship Endowment Fund ($1,300); Madison Foley, Kaleb Lovell, Hannah McCleery, Samuel Reeves, Austin Rush and Lillian Woolston, NineStar Program Scholarship ($1,000); Kiley Hunziker, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6904 Scholarship Endowment Fund ($730); Grant hoeppner, JAG Outstanding Senior; Vivian Ortiz and Jackson Champion, Army National Guard Scholar Athlete; Lillian Woolston, DAR Good Citizen ($100); Kaleb Lovell, Marine Corps Semper Fidelis Award; Shay Shipley and Keagan LaBelle, Marine Corps Distinguished Athlete Award; Madison Swingle, Marine Corps Scholastic Excellence Award; Delaney Bowser, Judy D. Smith Memorial Scholarship Fund ($700); Ashden Gentry, Mental Attitude Scholarship in honor of Robert Doddrige, Jimmie Howell and Randy Wilson; Riley Britt, Phyllis Wright Scholarship Endowment Fund ($16,000); Hayden Kovell, William W. Weil Good Citizen Scholarship for Traditional Student ($4,000); Alaina Nugent, Covance Memorial Scholarship ($500); Delaney Bowser, Judy D. Smith Memorial Scholarship Fund ($700); Meredith Johnson, Hensley-Warwick Scholarship ($4,000); and Brendan Frank, Walter P. and Virginia Worland Scholarship ($1,322).

Students that received top scholar awards were Megan Ashley, Brock Barr, Jazlynn Bitner, Riley Britt, Jackson Champion, Sophia DeWael, Benjamin Dostalek, Maitlyn Griner, Logan Hufty, Kiley Hunziker, Keenan Jaques, Vivian Ortiz, Molly Reece, Rylee Ugen, and Lillian Woolston.

Department awards went to Megan Ashley, agricultural education; Noah Rado, band; Morgan Tharp, business; Ben Dostalek, choir; Joshua Orelup, engineering/technology; Sophia DeWael, English/language; Emma Bowling, FACS; Kevin Xiao, health/physical education; Keenan Jaques, mathematics; Lillian Woolston, science; Madison Foley, social studies; Ella Adams, visual arts; Luna Perez, world language.

Maitlyn Griner and Morgan Tharp received the Senior Leadership Award ($1,000 each).

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