The Chesterton High School Music Department hosted the end of the year Music
Awards Program at the school on Tuesday, May 29.
Awards were given to music students during the ceremony by directors Michael
Scheiber, band; Kristin Morris, choral, Lisa Scheiber, auxiliary, and Vince
Outstanding Graduate plaques were awarded to the following: Toni Kuziela,
National School Orchestra Award; Michael Durkin, National School Choral
Award; Andrew Allmon, Louis Armstrong Jazz Award and J. P. Sousa Award;
Lucas Baughman, Woody Herman Jazz Award; and Patrick English, Gilmore Award
Senior Scholarship awards were given to Jacob Deiotte, the Hibbets Memorial
Scholarship and Lucas Baughman, the Castronovo Memorial Scholarship.
Orchestra awards were given to Datin Ringas, Most Improved Freshman;
Mitchell Miloshoff, Most Improved Freshman; Addison Dempsay, Most Improved
Sophomore; Jennifer Nicholas, Most Improved Junior; Thomas Jaeger Jr., Most
Improved Senior; Sarah Duron, Outstanding Contribution, Intermediate
Orchestra; Andrew Allmon, Outstanding Contribution, Winds, Brass, Percussion
and Jacob Pruitt, Outstanding Contribution Advanced Orchestra.
Orchestra Special Achievement award certificates were awarded for the
All State Orchestra: Andrew Allmon, Joshua DeVries, Toni Kuziela, Abigail
Sigler, Anthony Vasconi and Bailey Wantuch.
Honor Orchestra of America: Joshua DeVries and Bailey Wantuch.
Northwest Indiana Youth Symphony: Aubrey Christofersen, Alisha Dziarski,
James Halpin, Toni Kuziela, Eleanor Mellin, Emily Mellin, Anthony Vasconi
and Bailey Wantuch.
Chicago Youth Symphony: Joshua DeVries.
ISSMA State Superior Solo: Joshua DeVries, Alisha Dziarski, Eleanor Mellin,
Alisyn Ostrom, Anthony Vasconi and Bailey Wantuch.
ISSMA State Superior Ensemble: Pablo Banuelo, Jacob Deiotte, Ryan Dempsay,
Joshua DeVries, Aris Fetterling-Hood, Allison Granat, Toni Kuziela, Eleanor
Mellin, Emily Mellin, Alisyn Ostrom, Abigail Sigler and Helena Taft.
Section Leader: Joshua DeVries, Toni Kuziela, Jacob Pruitt, Donald Puent
III, Bailey Wantuch and Spencer Wright.
Choir Awards were presented to Mark Van Sessen, Most Improved Freshman; Kyle
Thomas and Abygail Matthys, Most Improved Sophomore; Kali Klinger, Most
Improved Junior; Jude Gonzalez, Most Improved Senior; Jennifer Nicholas,
Outstanding Contribution Drifters; Emmie Reigel, Outstanding Contribution
Sandpipers; Michael Clemens, Outstanding Contribution Camerata; Frank Pejril,
Outstanding Contribution Concert Choir; Hannah Newman-Jacobs, . Outstanding
Contribution Show Choir; Amethyst Szubryt, Mental Attitude, Show Choir and
Andrew Allmon, Outstanding Contribution Show Choir Back-up Band.
Choir Special Achievement certificates were awarded to Anne Kosakowski
Taylor Adams and Jeremy Fabbri.
ISSMA State Superior Solo: Helena Taft.
Band Awards were given to Alysa Garriott, Most Improved Freshman; Jaynellen
Waelde, Most Improved Sophomore; Frank Pejril, Most Improved Junior; Brandon
Burdine, Most Improved Senior; Alexi Vander Vinne, Most Improved Winter
Guard; Ashley Gillespie, Outstanding Contribution, Winter Guard; Lucas
Baughman, Outstanding Contribution, Pep Band; Zachary Dickinson, Most
Improved Jazz Musician; Kaleigh Wilder, Outstanding Contribution Jazz Band;
Nathanael Jones, Outstanding Contribution Symphonic Band; Cassandra Mardis,
Outstanding Contribution Wind Ensemble and Lucas Baughman, Outstanding
Contribution Percussion Ensemble.
Band Special Achievement certificates were awarded for the following areas:
ISSMA State Superior Solo: Andrew Allmon, Jennifer Cedarstaff, Kaleigh
ISSMA State Superior Ensemble (Certificates) Andrew Allmon Jennifer
Cedarstaff, Zachary Dickinson, Patrick English, Alexandra Hanson, Nathanael
Jones and Hannah McCafferty.
Achievement plaques were awarded to the following:
Band (2400 Points) Andrew Allmon, Lucas Baughman, Patrick English and
Choir (2250 Points) Michael Durkin and Emmie Reigel.
Auxiliary (2100 Points) Ashley Gillespie, Samantha Hardin, Brittany Seay and
Orchestra (1800 Points) Toni Kuziela and Jacob Pruitt.
Letters were awarded to:
Band (1600 Points) Kyle Barnes, Kierstin Berry, Brandon Burdine, Nicholas
Cross, Jeffory DeHenes, Zachary Dickinson, Harley Howard, Cassandra Mardis
and Jacob Mueller.
Choir (1500 Points) Taylor Adams, Jeremi Fabbri, Gabriel Farmer, Anne
Kosakowski, Hannah Newman-Jacobs, Madeline Stelzer and Benjamin Weibl.
Auxiliary (1400 Points) Haley Thoreson.
Orchestra (1200 Points) Brandon Biddle, Megan Bruce, Jacob Deiotte, Joshua
DeVries, Portia Engstrom, Jeremy Fabbri, Ashley Ford, Thomas Jaeger Jr.,
William Levi, Eleanor Mellin, Rebecca Miloshoff, Erica Puent, Abigail
Sigler, Cassidy Smenyak, Helena Taft, Kaitlin Tilden, Anthony Vasconi,
Bailey Wantuch and Laura Whitman.
Senior Recognition certificates were awarded to:
Band: Michael Acosta, Andrew Allmon, Lucas Baughman, Brandon Burdine,
Zachary Cannon, Patrick English, Harley Howard, Nathanael Jones, Douglas
Moore, Jacob Mueller, Jordan Napier, Jonathan Rensberger and Taylor Witt.
Choir: Taylor Adams, Emily Albertson, Lauren Bailey, Tyler Cerajewski, Eric
Dishman, Michael Durkin, Jeremy Fabbri, Gabriel Farmer, Lajos Gazdag, Jude
Gonzalez, Erica Guynn, Kaitlynn Heslin, Anne Kosakowski, Kanesha Lowe,
La’keshia Loyd, Marcy Miles, Michelle Miles, Emmie Reigel, Derrick Schwandt,
Kalina Smith, Madeline Stelzer and Benjamin Weibl.
Auxiliary: Ashley Gillespie, Samantha Hardin, Brittany Seay and Charity
Orchestra: Brandon Biddle, Megan Bruce, Jacob Deiotte, Portia Engstrom,
Jeremy Fabbri, Ashley Ford, Thomas Jaeger Jr., Toni Kuziela, Rebecca
Miloshoff, Jacob Pruitt, Donald Puent, III, Erica Puent and Kaitlin Tilden.
Eligibility was awarded for:
Band (800 Points): Zachary Cannon, Taylor Cash, Jennifer Cedarstaff,
Alexandra Hanson Hannah Hoffmann, Xavier Loving, Hannah McCafferty, Madison
McCarthy, Erin McNicholas,, Katelyn Merritt, Douglas Moore, Jordan Napier,
Frank Pejril, Hayley Sabol and Laura Stepanovich.
Choir (750 Points): Emily Albertson, Lauren Bailey, Zachary Bozanic, Molly
Cannon, Lindsey Curdes, Eric Dishman, Katrina Games, Jude Gonzalez, Erica
Guynn, Teonna Hamilton, Kaitlynn Heslin, Jessica Huseman, Kali Klinger,
Austin Krieter, Brian Lesnick, Gabriella Marchese, Abygail Matthys, Marcy
Miles, Michelle Miles, Jennifer Nicholas, Oscar Rodriguez, Sarah Saffran,
Amethyst Szubryt and Jeremy Vasquez.
Auxiliary (700 Points): Alexis Gaines, Amanda Gillespie, Betsy Goysich,
Brittney Kress, Micaela Ruiz-Moreno and Brittany Tanner.
Orchestra (600 Points): Gena Banta-Long, Wendy Banta-Long, Abigail Canright,
Addison Dempsay, Nathan Dickinson, Alisha Dziarski, Nicholas Friel, Allison
Granat, James Halpin, Ralph Samuel Iatarola, David Jones, Kristin Kim, Jack
Kurfman, Sierra LaFreniere, Ariel Lau, Matthew Lutze, Christopher Maatouk,
Megan Macchiarella, Austin Martinson, Allison McAloon, Autumn Miller,
Benjamin Moy, Liam Murphy, Jennifer Nicholas, Alisyn Ostrom, Joseph Pejril,
Katie Sikora and Spencer Wright.
Organization new member patches were presented to:
Jazz Band: Kristina Carr, Harley Howard, Tyler Marsden, Gregory Sirko,
Nicholas Cross, Michael Lipinski, Christian Orsborn, Garrett Swanson,
Patrick English, Robert Maletta II and Evan Pearson.
Pep Band: Hannah Brown, Autumn Friday, Seth Halpin, Lily Hull, Robert
Maletta II, Anna Reyes, Laura Stepanovich, Sydney Walker, Nicholas Cross,
Alexis Gaines, Rowan Holsen, Olivia Kaiser, Panayioti Panayi, Robert Rosenau,
Garrett Swanson, Ashley Dennis, Arianna Hall, Alexander Hughes, Michael
Lipinski, Frank Pejril, Gregory Sirko and Haley Thoreson.
Drifters: Mariah Bailey, Brier Haws, Hayley KrieteI, Rebecca Schmiegel,
Audrey Stelzer, Malika Virk, Nicole Flores, Anna Jones, Payton Norlington,
Brittany Seay, Taylor Troop, Amanda Waltz, Lauren Gilbertsen, Erica Kabelis,
Nichole Roberts, Brandi Shultz, Bethany Van Drie and Rebecca Wheeler.
Sandpipers: Shawn Adams, Jeffory DeHenes, Shay Hultquist, Kanesha Lowe,
Abygail Matthys, Matthew Rotundo, Taylor Adams, Michael Durkin, Jessica
Huseman, Jillian Malecki, Hannah Newman-Jacobs, Kyle Thomas, Kierstin Berry,
Teonna Hamilton, Kali Klinger, Gabriella Marchese, Nicholas Peterson and