Van Wert High School recently honored 142 students with an Academic Award for the 2018-2019 school year. This award recognizes students who can maintain a specific GPA throughout the school year. As students progress through high school, the expectation is that their classes become more difficult and it is through this understanding that freshman must maintain a 3.6 GPA, sophomores 3.5, juniors 3.4 and seniors 3.3 in order to receive the award. Students must also earn a Renaissance Card both semesters that same year. Renaissance is a tiered program that recognizes students for their academic, attitude, and attendance excellence.
A luncheon was hosted on Tuesday, November 5 for the 2018-2019 freshmen, sophomore and junior award recipients; last year’s graduates will receive their award in the mail. Ben Faurote, Vice President of Human Resources & Facilities at Central Insurance Companies, congratulated the students on their success thus far. He reinforced that one of the secrets to success is the willingness to become a lifelong learner and that learning doesn’t only happen in the classroom. Knowledge can be obtained through a variety of ways, such as hands-on experience or reading for pleasure.
First-time recipients were presented with their academic letter, lamp of knowledge pin, service bar, and certificate. Those who had received the award in previous years were presented with a certificate and service bar. Congratulations to all the students who continually work hard to earn this prestigious award. A tremendous thank you to Central Insurance Companies for sponsoring the luncheon catered by Willow Bend.
2018-2019 Senior Academic Award Winners
Isaac Alvarez, Nathan Bidlack, Lawson Blackmore, Aeris Blakeley, Ethan Brown, Kara Caldwell, Noah Carter, Erienne Cassidy, Gage Chiles, Avery Cowan, Ashlynn Dicke, Kalleigh Gentry, Lily Good, Adrianna Grothause, Jennifer Haggis, Andrew Hamblett, Allison Hauter, Blake Henry, Lindsey Hill, Noelle Heffner, Carly Hoffman, Abbygaile Jackson, Michaella Johnson, Drew Kennedy, Hannah Kraner, Zach Lape, Ethan Mann, Storm Matthews, David Maurer, Jalen McCracken, Mason McHugh, McKayla Money, Nate Place, Reagen Priest, Emma Rutkowski, Delaney Ryan, Joe Schaufelberger, Sierra Shaffer, Chloe Sidle, Jaclyn Sroufe, Zach Stevens, Alisha Terhark, Zach Tomlinson, Jacob Weiss, Cassie Welker, Caton Williamson, Calahan Wolfrum, Kathryn Wray
2018-2019 Junior Academic Award Winners
Left to right:
ROW 1: Jasmine Contreraz, Destini Contreraz, Evelyn McKeddie, Sydney Maller, Jenna Covey, Natalie Schreiber, Ali Gemmer, Nick Carter, Stephanie Geething, Katie Coplin, Ben Lange
ROW 2: Katie McVaigh, Paige Moonshower, Savannah Nygren, Madison Bracken, Lydia Carter, Sydney Moore, Delaney Eyanson, McKenzie Berry, Nathan Ruger, Kolby Barnhart, Clayton Proffitt
ROW 3: Jakeb Hilleary, Parker Conrad, Jamison Clouse, Ryan Chen, Kirsten Clay, Cassie Priest, Jackson Eddins, Katie Hauter, Kaylee Jennings
ROW 4: Tanner Barnhart, Colin Place, Keaton Brown, Ryan Pratt, Cody Gamble, Zane Fast
NOT PICTURED: Mason Moreno, Alli Morrow, Isabel Shartzer, Elizabeth Tomlinson, Rachel Verville
2018-2019 Sophomore Academic Award Winners
Left to right:
ROW 1: Owen Treece, Elizabeth Rutkowski, Lyrissa Hammons, Sophie Rutkowski, Dayna Cross, Allie Etter, Shayna Dull, Braelynn Spear, Janie Trejo, Grace Doctor
ROW 2: Allie Schaufelberger, Carly Rollins, Izzy Carr, Jamie Burenga, Tayzia Havill, Shani Patel, Jacob Wasson, Andy Li, Rylie Rayer-Wilson, Sara Gallagher, Rachel Spath
NOT PICTURED: Dru Johnson, Becky Rigdon, Devon West
2018-2019 Freshman Academic Award Winners
Left to right:
ROW 1: Riley Conrad, Lauren McHugh, Mia Kelley, Tiana Groves, Carlee Young, Chloe Brayton, Emma Myers
ROW 2: Trey Laudick, Jace Fast, Tanner Stinnett, Ethan White, Joshua Reichert, Natalie Benner, Audrey Carter, Macy Purmort, Audrey Coil
ROW 3: Sam Moonshower, Ty Jackson, Jacob Sealscott, Christian Eberle, Connor Pratt, Ian Rex, Robert Spath, Evan Sroufe, Kayla Krites, Grace Dowler, Liesel Lare, Nora Doctor
NOT PICTURED: Cullen Dunn