On Wednesday, April 18 classes at Morris Community High School stopped to recognize the department and organization award winners.
Each department selects a senior student based on their leadership throughout the year. Photo recognition of all winners can be viewed at www.morrishs.org.
Winners by department were:
• Art: Maggie Ascolani
• Business: Austin Small
• English: Jake Olson
• Family and Consumer Sciences: Danielle Cummings and Jordan Cummings
• Foreign Language: Anna Pfaff
• Industrial Arts: James Gretencord
• Mathematics: Paul Kolotka
• Music: Tyler Robinson
• Science: Kevin Wendling
• Social Studies: Lauren Galloway
Art conference show participants were announced. Brooke Smith and Anna Lunde were entered in hand-built ceramics; Selene Gabaldon and Taylor Johnson were entered in painting (oil and acrylic); Emily Ashworth was entered in painting (water color tempera); Shelby Countryman was entered in drawing (neutral), Jake Komperda was awarded second place in wheel-thrown ceramics; Destiny Fulkerson was awarded third place in wheel-thrown ceramics; Emma Harrington was awarded second place in hand-built ceramics; and Isabella Hatch was awarded second place in mixed media.
Jacob Thuente (football) and Jake Olson (basketball) are winners of the J.S. Crabtree awards in athletics. J.S. Crabtree awards are given to a football and basketball player recognized for academic achievement, extra-curricular participation and sportsmanship.
Austin Feeney and Jordan Cummings are winners of the William R. Ferguson awards in athletics. William R. Ferguson awards are given to a senior male and female for representing MCHS with outstanding sportsmanship achievement and dedication.
From the MCHS band, Tyler Robinson is the winner of the Arion award, Sara Sapsford is the winner of the John Phillip Sousa band award and Kevin Wendling is the winner of the Fielder Myers marching band award.
From the MCHS choir, Madelyn Flood is the winner of the Arion award and Andrea Enger is the winner of the National School choral award.
Award winners from the MCHS Drama Club were Chris Kesler for Best Supporting Actor, Jessie Eastman for Best Supporting Actress, Jacob O’Marrah for Best Actor, Madison Rodgers for Best Actress, Annie Martello for Best Behind the Scenes and Annie Martello for Best Thespian.
FCCLA Executive Board winners were Danielle Cummings, Jordan Cummings, Mariah Stinette, Micayla Post, Natalie Polson, Nicole Rickard, Samantha Helland, Sara Belak, Selma Dzelli and Taylor Hendricks.
Mathletes given Underclass Coaches awards were Bridget Gile, Luke Terhall and Harmony Alford. Senior award recipients were Jaymee Cole, Kyle Eliaks, Paul Kolotka, Joey Leasure, Katie Lincoln, Jimmy Pelnarsh, Sara Sapsford, Jimmy Vejr, Kevin Wendling and Blake Wilhelmsen. Senior Coaches awards went to Jaymee Cole, Paul Kolotka, Joey Leasure, Kevin Wendling and Blake Wilhelmsen.
Kevin Burling, Jaymee Cole, Danielle Cummings, Jordan Cummings, Selma Dzelil, Andrea Enger, Austin Feeney, Lauren Galloway, Danielle Howard, Paul Kolotka, Joseph Leasure, Katherine Lincoln, James Pelnarsh, Anna Pfaff, Lyndsey Picardo, Micayla Post, Nicole Rickard, Jordan Robbins, Alyssa Sajnaj, Sara Sapsford, Caitlyn Simpson, Brooke Smith, Katie Thayer, Kevin Wendling, Blake Wilhelmsen and Jessica Wills were recognized for the National Honor Society.
Scholastic Bowl honors went to Katie Lincoln, Kevin Wendling and Blake Wilhelmsen.
The Speech Club awarded Top Novice to Kayla Haupt, Best Supporting Team Member to Madison Rodgers and Team Champion to Jacob O’Marrah.