Senior Academic Awards Recognize Achievement

Written by: Lane Barrette, Co-Editor

During yesterday afternoon’s academic awards ceremony,  seniors signed to their intended colleges. Throughout the ceremony, 23 seniors were awarded by a specific department. Below is the list of awarded seniors.

Department Awards:

  • Math: Payton Richardson
  • Reading: Josie Swinford
  • Writing: Britan Dietsch
  • Theater: Taylor Brownback
  • Debate: Cassie Martin
  • Forensics: Katie Glezen
  • Science: Brandon Rubadeau
  • Art: Emily Tady
  • Spanish: Kyleigh Raun
  • French: Brandon Roberts
  • Robotics: Alex Antle and Mikayla Hennigh
  • Business: Erica Brady
  • History: Emily Tady
  • Orchestra: Annie Grigsby
  • Band: Erica Brady
  • Choir: Kaitlyn George
  • Physical Education: Bryant Byers
  • Health: Lindsey Price
  • FACS: Kate Drennon
  • Culinary: Maddison Statz
  • Journalism: Trinity Krouse
  • Graphic Design: Jeda French
  • Audio/Video: Simon Stevens
  • Care Cats: Colyn Lucas

During the ceremony, the graduation speaker was announced. The commencement speaker for the class of 2019 is senior Erica Brady.

I am so honored, humbled and excited by the opportunity to be the commencement speaker. I wanted to do something that would challenge me and push me [out of] of my comfort zone, so I wrote a speech and decided to audition. It is definitely a little scary, but I am so excited to give it my best shot,” said Brady.

Athletic achievements were also recognized. Seven seniors were recognized as being three-sport athletes since their freshman year. These seven can be found below, along with other athletic awards.


Athletic Awards:

  • Three-sport athletes;
    • Olivia Cavanaugh
    • Matthew McKnight
    • Mallory Gallet
    • Philipe Perez
    • Kyle Alcanter
    • David Henderson
    • Sterling Hollond
    • Jace Friesen
  • Male Athlete of the Year: Nolan Ford
  • Female Athlete of the Year: Mallory Gallet
  • Fight Like Dylan Award: Jace Friesen

This year, senior Student Council representatives and officers, as well as senior Student Ambassadors, choose one freshman, sophomore or junior that showed outstanding leadership. This award was given to junior Sadie McWilliams.