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Ste. Genevieve High School Recognizes Top Students At Dan Clark Honors Banquet

Ste. Genevieve High School celebrated its students’ academic honors for the 2018-19 school year at the annual Dan Clark Honors Banquet on April 10 at the Ste. Genevieve Elks Lodge.

At this year’s event, junior Bryce Trollinger began the festivities by playing a musical piece on his trumpet: “The Maid of the Mist,” by Herbert L. Clarke.

The guest speaker for the evening was Chris Werner, a retired Ste. Genevieve High School teacher and coach. Werner graduated from Ste. Genevieve High School in 1984. He taught mathematics classes at the high school for 29 years and coached football, wrestling, cross country and track during that time, along with sponsoring several extracurricular activities. He spoke to the students on the importance of maintaining a focus on their goals, no matter which path they decided to take after high school.

A presentation was made by Tyson Schaffner with the Patched Overalls Experience, a project that offers one student each year the opportunity to fulfill a dream experience between their junior and senior years. He introduced senior Emma Flieg, the recipient of the 2018 Patched Overalls Award for the Class of 2019. She shared the story of her journey to a small town near Port Elizabeth, South Africa, where she spent three weeks volunteering at African Dawn Wildlife Sanctuary, an experience that she says helped to shape her future.

Each year at the banquet, the students in the top 10 percent of each class are recognized. Following the class honors, one student is awarded for his or her performance for each course offered at the high school.

In addition, senior Abbey Engelmann was also recognized as Cadet Teacher of the Year.

Following the annual awards, senior Danielle Naeger was recognized with a certificate for Outstanding Service from Craig Hayden, director of the Perryville Area Career and Technical Center (PACTC), for acting quickly, calmly and professionally in an emergency. Naeger is enrolled in the health occupations program at the PACTC. On March 29, a student began to have a seizure on the bus that transports the students to Perryville for classes. Without hesitation, Danielle jumped into action and began to administer first aid to the student. It was through her quick thinking, skills and support that allowed the bus driver and another teacher to act accordingly in handling the situation. Naeger stayed with the student until the medics arrived, and even then, she was able to offer a hand.

Top 10 Percent Of Class Awards

Freshmen — Casey Ayers, Peyton Bequette, Kaden Buatte, Kylee Clayton, Kaylee Forhan, Serena Garcia, Mason Gegg, Paige Huck, Finnegan Jokerst, Maria Kemper, Russell Kirkhuff, Lily Lueken, Andrew Miget, Abigail Moore, Dezirae Powell

Sophomores — Virginia Akins, Breanna Boyd, Mariah Boyer, Alison Braun, Sydney Bumgardaner, Katelyn Fuller, Emma Johns, Keaton LaRue, Quentin Ponder, Hannah Reeves, Maci Reynolds, Adalynn Taylor, Alexandria Werner, Annie Yang.

Juniors — Margaret Bauman, Catherine Beck, Christian Boyer, Aiyana Evers, Jaida Greminger, Koby Hatfield, Alyssa Huber, Austin Kuehn, Julia McKlin, Kristen Parmeley, Ella Reed, Michael Ruch, Evan Walker.

Seniors — Abigail Braun, Abbey Engelmann, Samuel Fischer, Makenzie Heifner, Clayton Huck, Miranda Johnson, Lauren Mercer, Sarah Moore, Robert Muffler, Samuel Stolzer, Isaac Watson, Brooke Weiler.

Outstanding Academic Achievement

Each of the following students (listed alphabetically by surname) earned a medal for outstanding academic achievement in his or her individual class:

Cheyenne Abt, English II

Virginia Akins, Ag Science II

Ashley Armstrong, Business Tech

Jacob Bardo, Power Mechanics

Abigail Bates, English IV

Evan Bess, Advanced Woods

Marie Bethel, Foods

Breanna Boyd, American Government

Mariah Boyer, Chemistry

Christian Boyer, French III

Wyatt Boyet, Digital Media Production

Abigail Braun, Earth Science, College Algebra, Algebra II

Caleb Brewer, Entrepreneurship

Jessica Brown, Photoshop

Sydney Bumgardaner, CP English II, CP American Government

Finn Cavanaugh, Guitar

Katie Chapman, Animal Science

Kylee Clayton, Ag Science I

Geneva Crump, Creative Writing, Play Production

Abby Engelmann, Chorale, Cadet Teacher of the Year

Lucas Fahnestock, Engineering Graphics

Samuel Fischer, Computer Programming, Film

Emma Flieg, Statistical Reasoning

Kaylee Forhan, French II, Health

William French, Auto Tech I

Katelyn Fuller, Competitive Speech & Debate

Logan Gegg, Sports Broadcasting

Joslyn Geisner, Ceramics

Emily Gibson, Algebra I

Emily Grass, Girls Team Sports

Jaida Greminger, Fundamentals of Art

Ashley Gretzmacher, Computer Applications, Nutrition & Wellness, Early Childhood Professions (PACTC)

Gavin Gross, Boys PE

Koby Hatfield, CP English III, Spanish III, CP American History, ACT Prep, Pre-Calculus, Trigonometry

Joshua Hayward, Integrated Math III

Chloe Heberlie, Biology

Makenzie Heifner, Anatomy & Physiology

Alaina Hocker, Integrated Math II

Karissa Holst, French I

Alyssa Huber, Accounting I, Drawing

Clayton Huck, Organic Chemistry, Spanish IV

Paige Huck, World History, Girls PE, Geometry

Tyler Huck, Intro to Computer Applications, Physics

Emma Johns, German II

Miranda Johnson, Painting, Mythology

Finnegan Jokerst, Spanish II

Jacob Kamadulski, Body Conditioning

Jared Kenik, Advanced Chemistry, English III

Taylor Kenser, Spanish I

Kyle Kiefer, Woods I

Julia Koetting, Advanced Biology

Lily Lueken, Integrated Science, German I

Samantha Martin, German III

Lindsey Martin, Band, Guitar II

Julia McKlin, Sculpture

Lauren Mercer, Psychology, FACS I

Abigail Moore, Video Production, English I

Sarah Moore, Drafting & Design, Personal Finance

Xavier Moore, Concert Choir

Robert Muffler, CP English IV, German IV, Sociology, Western Civilizations

Kyle Naeger, Fish & Wildlife

Kristen Parmeley, Modern America

Logan Pfaff, Ag Construction, Construction Technology (PACTC)

Dale Propst, Intro to Industrial Tech

Hannah Reeves, CP Biology, Journalism

Montana Richardson, American History, Fundamentals of Music

Michael Ruch, Economics

Jonathan Ruebel, Industrial Engineering Technology (PACTC)

Kaylee Schmelzle, Publications

Braden Schott, Adaptive PE

Angie Schwartz, World Foods

Morgan Sevier, Contemporary Issues, Child Development

Mary Skaggs, Turf & Landscape

Nicole Smith, Website Design

Emma Springkamper, Media Lit

Aaron Stacy, Boys Team Sports

Samuel Stolzer, Calculus

Bryce Trollinger, Jazz Band

Clayton Jonathon Joseph Vaughn, Auto Tech II, Residential Wiring

Brooke Weiler, Speech. French IV

Deondre Wilson, Show Choir

Apita Wongrasmethong, College Algebra with Applications

(Information in a release from the Ste. Genevieve R-II School District.)

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