2013-06-06 / Features

SF Graduates 68

Awards, scholarships given out last Thursday
STAFF REPORT


Southern Fulton senior Morgan Strait accepts her diploma as district Superintendent Hervey Hann (center) looks on. Southern Fulton senior Morgan Strait accepts her diploma as district Superintendent Hervey Hann (center) looks on. Sixty-eight members of Southern Fulton Junior/ Senior High School’s Class of 2013 were awarded diplomas last Thursday night during commencement ceremonies that also saw a large number of students taking home full and partial college scholarships and awards that totalled in excess of over $842,000.

Senior Macy Crouse took home an array of awards, scholarships and acknowledgements on May 30, including the Fulton County Medical Center Foundation Scholarship and a $500 award from the Hancock Lioness Club for excellence in academic achievement and community service. Crouse also went on to receive a scholarship from the Fraternal Order of Eagles; the Elbin, Hoopengardner and Ritz Science Scholarship; a $2,000 award from the H.B. Mellott Charitable Trust; $500 from the Southern Fulton Alumni Association; and the Pearl Evans Scholarship Award. She was also to receive $73,600 to attend Juniata College.

Classmate Taelor Morton was awarded the Ashlyn’s Angels Scholarship established in memory of Ashlyn Buterbaugh, a Forbes Road student killed in an an auto accident her senior year. Other awards bestowed on Morton were the McLaughlin Educational Trust; the Pearl Evans Scholarship Award; and $1,000 from the Brighter Future Scholarship. Morton is also slated to receive $22,000 from Penn State University.

Class salutatorian Jordyn Rider, who will be receiving $116,000 to attend Acadia for four years, was awarded $1,000 from Community State Bank of Orbisonia for her desire to pursue a career in the business field. Rider was also the recipient of the Pearl Evans Scholarship and $1,000 from VFW Post 8333.

The Viva Marie Stahle Murray and Francine Elbin Award was bestowed upon Hannah Potter, who also took home $2,000 from the H.B. Mellott Charitable Trust; and an award from the Warfordsburg Lions Club. Meanwhile, Erika Mellott was given a $400 scholarship from the Fulton County Chapter of PA Association of School Retirees; the John and Merle Keefer Scholarship in the amount of $1,000; a Warfordsburg Lions Club award; $1,000 from Interstate Waste Services and Sandy Run Landfill; and the Pearl Evans Scholarship Award.

The Pearl Evans Scholarship Award along with $1,000 from the John and Merle Keefer Scholarship and $1,000 from VFW Post 8333 were bestowed on Cheyenne Clark, who rounded out her high school career with the class’s fourth-highest grade point average.

Emily Barton and Abigail Hawkins were given $1,000 scholarships from the Hancock Rotary Club, and Barton went on to secure the Pearl Evans Scholarship Award and $2,000 from the H.B. Mellott Charitable Trust. In addition, Hawkins was awarded $500 from the Southern Fulton Alumni Association and the Pearl Evans Scholarship Award.

Darren Johns was awarded $500 from VFW Post 655 for exhibiting academic achievement, citizenship and an avid interest in history. Johns is also slated to receive $12,600 to attend Indiana Wesleyan.

In addition to receiving an award from the Warfordsburg Lion Club, senior Josh Voight will also get $36,000 to help in college expenses.

The Cove Mills Old Farm Machinery Association awarded $500 to Logan Palmer, who plans to pursue a career in agriculture. Meanwhile, the Kenny Swope FFA Scholarship was bestowed on senior and fellow farming enthusiast Justin Fogal. Fogal will receive $300 from the scholarship that honors the memory of Kenny Swope, a member of the Class of 2001 and devoted FFA member.

Bradley Schriever took home several commenda- tions last Thursday evening, including the James W. Bowers Masonic Lodge Scholarship in the amount of $1,000 and the Scott Shives Scholarship.

Kristin Caro was the recipient of the Pearl Evans Scholarship Award as well as $80,000 to attend college for four years.

Kayla Chilcote was the recipient of the American Legion Post 561 Award totalling $100 and the Pearl Evans Scholarship Award, while classmate Noah Smartt was awarded $1,000 from VFW Post 8333, the Pearl Evans Scholarship Award.

Zane Baker and Dylan Cross rounded out the evening receiving awards from the Warfordsburg Lions Club, and Melanie Deneen and Morgan Strait received $1,000 each from H.B. Mellott Charitable Trust. Classmate Vanessa Walters and Brayden Litton were awarded $1,000 each from Hancock Lions Club Memorial Fund.

Additional Pearl Evans Scholarship Award winners included Deneen, Jenna Palmer, Seth Strait and Ronald Williams.

Other students recognized for receiving post secondary scholarships were Taylor Bohrer, who is being awarded $109,700 to attend Juniata College, and track and field standout Jacob Ashkettle. Ashkettle was announced as getting $1,000 from District 5-A as well as $50,000 a year scholarship for a grand total of $200,000 to run track at Bucknell University.

Class valedictorian and scholar Sean Bright finished out the night with the announcement he will be receiving $116,460 to attend college in Bridgewater, Va. Bright was also the recipient of a $2,000 scholarship from VFW Post 8333 for being class valedictorian.

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