HIGH SCHOOL HONORS AWARDS RECIPIENTS
Honors Night was held at Valentine High School on Monday, May 8, 2017.
HONOR SOCIETY MEMBERS
President: Riley Beel
Vice President: Cade Adamson
Secretary: Sarah Shelbourn
Treasurer: Sheyenne Hammond
Student Council Representative: D.J. Stephen
President Elect: Grace Robison
Inductees for 2016-2017
NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY SCHOLARSHIP— of $200.00 went to Cade Adamson
The following is a list of students having perfect attendance from August 15, 2016 through May 1, 2017: (Please come forward to receive a certificate)
Michael Gallino (perfect attendance all 4 years!)
Sarah Shelbourn (perfect 9th grade, only 1 day 10th, only ½ day 11th)
Lane McGinley (only missed 2 periods 9th)
Devon Osnes (missed 1 ½ days 9th)
Brayden Kieborz, Keifer Klabenes, Chandler Ward
The following have missed one day or less:
9TH GRADE : Jayce Anderson, Grant Fischer and Dillion Muirhead
10th GRADE: Rece Jordan, Jaydon Owen and Rita Woodraska
The following missed ½ day or less:
9th GRADE: Jon Keller
11th GRADE: Whitney Barnes (missed 1 day 10th, 3 days 9th) Chad McPeak (missed only 1 period this year missed 3 days 10th, 2 days 9th)
12TH GRADE : Chism Miller (missed 1 day 11th, ½ day 10th)
The following Seniors have missed the least amount of days during their 4 years at Valentine High School and will receive a meal certificate at a local restaurant: Michael Gallino, Jacob Flannery, Sarah Shelbourn, Kennedie Engles, & Newt Bussinger.
The following Seniors received a certificate for taking at least 12 college credits from Mid Plains Community College during their 4 years at Valentine High School: Jacob Flannery, Amos Utecht, Newt Bussinger, Riley Beel, Katelynn Jackson, Sarah Shelbourn, Will Major, & Keron Wenig.
Outstanding Algebra I: Torrie Tinant
Outstanding Algebra II: Mataya Eklund
Outstanding Geometry: Skyler Reagle
Outstanding Pre Calculus students: Grace Robison
Outstanding Calculus student: Katelynn Jackson
Outstanding Statistics student: Gus Harvey & Wyatt Hitchcock
SOCIAL STUDIES AWARDS
Outstanding American History Students: Grace Robison & Marisa Hutchinson
Outstanding Global Affairs student: Taylar Denbo
Outstanding World Geography students of the Year: Torrie Tinant, Allison Hitchcock
Outstanding Sociology students: Bradi Larabee
Outstanding Psychology Student:
Outstanding American Government Student: Riley Beel
Outstanding World History Student: Reaghan Shelbourn
Outstanding Economics Student:
Outstanding Strength & Fitness student: Jordan Kelber, Kooper Reece
Outstanding Biology award for having a 98% or above all year: Rita Woodraska
Most Improved Biology Student: Austin Sinnett
Outstanding Advanced Biology student:
Outstanding Anatomy/Physiology students:
Outstanding Chemistry Award went to: Caleb Long
Outstanding Physical/Earth Science: Brayden Kieborz
Outstanding Physics students: Jacob Flannery & Kieron Wenig
MUSIC AWARDS: Music Awards for 2017 were handed out at the Spring Concert and were as follows:
District Music Awards were as follows: VHS Men’s Choir and VHS Concert Band both received II, The VHS Mixed Choir received a I, State Medals and a plaque. The VHS Women’s Choir received a I. The following received a I on ther solos: Kenedie Engles on snare, Will Major trumpet solo. Will Major, Addie Scott, Audrey Brawner, Taylar Denbo, Rita Woodraska, & Amos Utecht all receieved a I on vocal solos. Katelynn Jackson & Anna Perrett for piano solos, Chandler Ward on tenor sax solo, Grace Woodraska on trumpet solo all received a I. The following groups received a I: Katelynn & Brennann Jackson on piano duet, Will Major and Amos Utecht on boys duet, the Triple Trio, and Treble Makers. The following received a II: Brennann Jackson snare solo, Kierra Gracey, Sarah Shelbourn, & Jessica Shutts in vocal solos, Stephanie Stone Clarinet solo, Flute duet, Girl’s duet #1, Girls duet #2, and Girl’s Duet #3 all received a II. Will Major & Amos Utecht received an Outstanding Performance Award for their vocal duet. Will Major also received an Honorable Mention Award on his Trumpet Solo.
Music Booster scholarships were awarded to Sarah Shelbourn & Will Major.
The Music Booster Awards were given to the following for being in Band 6-12th grade: Brandy DeNaeyer,Kennedie Engles, Katelynn Jackson, Taylor Long, Will Major, Brieanna Sharp, Sarah Shelbourn, & Emerson VerBeek. The Music Booster Awards were given to the following for being in-Choir 6-12th grade: Riley Beel, Brandy DeNaeyer, Taylar Denbo, Sarah Shelbourn, Steven Shields, & Amos Utecht. Receiving the National School Choral Award was Amos Utecht. The Arion Awards went to-Sarah Shelbourn & Will Major.
Musicianship Award went to-Kennedie Engles, and Will Major received the John Phillip Sousa Band Award-
Speech Letters with Honors: Will Major, Amos Utecht, Rita Woodraska, Kaylee Vavra, & Lacey Kennison.
Additional Speech Letters were given to: Raelyn Adams, Addy Scott, Grace Woodraska, Audrey Brawner, Kierra Gracey, Marisa Hutchinson, & Jade McDougle.
Senior Speech Participation awards were given to Jackson Strimple and Athena Gourley
Introduction to Business/Careers Award – Jon Keller and Lizzie Harvey
Personal Finance-Stock Market Game Award – Wyatt Barnes, Newt Bussinger, Gabe Dunkel, & Jacob Flannery
Accounting Award – Mataya Eklund
Information Technology Awards: Faith Cox & Allison Hitchcock
Information Technology II Award: Brandon Whiting
Marketing Award: Jordan Kelber & Brittany Stone
Web Design Award: Nathan Miller & Dylan Witt
Entrepreneurship Award: Allison Robinson
Ramsey Ravenscroft received the award for Outstanding Art 1. Rita Woodraska received the award for Outstanding Art 2 Jessica Shutts received awards for Outstanding Studio Art and Outstanding Photography.
Best Actor – Amos Utecht
Best Novice Actor – Chance Tankersley
Best Actress – Riley Beel
Best Novice Actress – Grace Woodraska
Most Valuable Crew Member – Katherine Petersen and Raelyn Adams
Those that lettered –Drama Cast and Crew 2016-2017:
Journalism Student of the Year: Katelynn Jackson
English 1 Student of the Year: Skyler Reagle
American Literature Student of the Year: Raelyn Adams
Expository Writing: Kayleen Whipple
British Literature: Marisa Hutchinson and Jacob Hanshew
Applied Comm 12: Brittany Stone
Speech Awards went to the following:
Varsity Speaker of the Year: Will Major
Novice Speaker of the Year: Lacey Kennison
Most Improved Speaker: Rita Woodraska
P.E. Awards for Outstanding Achievement: Girls: Allison Hitchcock & Skyler Reagle, Boys: Jon Keller & Dillon Muirhead
The Academic All-State Award is a prestigious award that recognizes students for their academic achievements while participating in NSAA activities. NSAA high schools may nominate a maximum of two students for each NSAA activity program in which the school participates. To be considered for this award, a student must be considered a “differencemaker” in an NSAA activity, contributing significantly to the school’s activities program. Honorees must attain at least a 93% cumulative grade point average on a 100% scale.
The SWC All Academic Team is comprised of Seniors that have a cumulative GPA of 3.65 or higher and participate in SWC Activities for a minimum of 2 years which 1 year must include their Senior Year.
The Following Students received these awards:
RAELYNN ADAMS – SPEECH
ABBY CLARK – GIRLS GOLF
MATAYA EKLUND – GIRLS BASKETBALL
LAUREN FERGUSON – GIRLS GOLF
JORDAN KELBER – BOYS GOLF
CALEB LONG – CROSS COUNTRY
WILL MAJOR – SPEECH AND MUSIC
JAYDON OWEN – BOYS BASKETBALL
KOOPER REECE – TRACK AND FIELD
SARAH SHELBOURN – TRACK AND FIELD
DJ STEPHEN – TRACK AND FIELD AND WRESTLING
THESE STUDENTS WON THE ACADEMIC ALL STATE AND THE SWC ALL ACADEMIC TEAM
RILEY BEEL – VOLLEYBALL AND PLAY PRODUCTION
NEWT BUSSINGER – BOYS BASKETBALL
JACOB FLANNERY – FOOTBALL
KATELYNN JACKSON – VOLLEYBALL AND GIRLS BASKETBALL
LOGAN O’KIEF – FOOTBALL AND BOYS GOLF
AMOS UTECHT – MUSIC AND PLAY PRODUCTION
KIERON WENIG – CROSS COUNTRY AND WRESTLING
Nominees for the Believers and Achievers Award were: Amos Utecht & Riley Beel. Riley Beel was a winner of the Believers & Achievers Award.
The following received certificates for being a participant in the Teammates mentoring program: Brennann Jackson, Trinity Danielson, Grace Woodraska, Madilynn Dunkel, Chelsea Lamb, Kaymen Hustrulid, Justice Osborne, Justin Hissong, Brayden Fowler, Sidney Higgins, Nicholas Hayward, Chloe Mayhew, Rita Woodraska, & Trevor Ormesher
QUIZ BOWL MEMBERS receiving participant certificates were as follows:
Raelyn Adams, Cade Adamson, Newt Bussinger, Logan Cate, Jacob Flannery, Jon Keller, Will Major, Dillion Muirhead, Logan O’Kief, Reaghan Shelbourn, Shyla Stearns, Turner Tinant, Kayleen Whipple, Rita Woodraska, & Grace Woodraska
Congratulations to the following for placing in the top 10 at the Chadron Scholastic Contest: Kyle Critchfield 5th in Wildlife, Brayden Kieborz 3rd in Earth Science, Garrett Long 5th in Animal Science, D.J. Stephen 4th in Animal Science, Kieron Wenig 2nd in Health, Kayleen Whipple 10th in Health, and Rita Woodraska 9th in General Biology.
STUDENTS WHO HAVE EARNED SCHOLASTIC LETTERS
According to our records these students are eligible to receive a scholastic letter for maintaining a 90% average for the last semester of the 2015-2016 school year and the first semester of the 2016-2017 school year.
* Jacob Flannery
* Emerson Verbeek
*Denotes previous letters