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CHS seniors honored on their night; scholarship winners named

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Chesterton High School hosted the annual Senior Honors Night on Monday in the auditorium. Dozens of students were honored with a variety of awards and scholarships.

Department Awards

Department awards went to: Business, William Levi; Information Technology, Alexander Hughes; International Baccalaureate, Elizabeth Benson; English, Micheala Sosby; Family and Consumer Science, Katherine Curley; Industrial Technology, Timothy Trowbridge; Foreign Language: French, Hannah McCafferty; German, Michael Clemens; Japanese, Samantha Read; Spanish, Hannah Van Drie; Mathematics, Joseph Helminski; Music, Nicholas Cross; Physical Education, Eric Madry; Science, Eric Dreischerf; Social Studies, Hannah Van Drie; Special Education, William Atherton; Visual Arts, Emily Nix.

Military Cords were presented to Kyle Barnes, U.S. Air Force; Tanaya Comer and Denise Herrera, U.S. Army; Brad Lubiniecki Jr. and Colton Schmidt, U.S. Marines and Sara Tumbas, U.S. Naval Academy.

Student Council Awards went to: Margaret Shinn, Service Award and Grant Zakhar, Presidentís Award. Student Council members are Grant Zakhar, President; Margaret Shinn, Vice President and Secretary and Hannah Van Drie, Treasurer. Senior Class Officers are Margaret Shinn, President; Hannah Van Drie, Vice President; Marissa Kroeger, Secretary Spencer Gordon, Treasurer and Dayna Gallo, Historian. Student Council representatives are Kelly Grassel, Anmol Patel, Joseph Pejril, Kasandra Richardson and Colin Ringas.

Scholarships and Awards

Memorial awards presented: Christel Helmchen (GAPP) Scholarship, Michael Clemens and Abigail Sigler; David Higbie Memorial Award, Alexis Malay; Richard Watson Memorial Award, Hannah Van Drie; Janet Hyatt Memorial Scholarship, Austin Wilcher; Jackson Elementary Jacob Johnson Scholarship, Eric Dreischerf; Kathryn Pokorny Memorial Scholarships, Micheala Sosby and Dayna Gallo; Ken Gillespie Honorary Award, Bailey Wantuch; John Keller Memorial 4-H Scholarship, Alexander Hughes and Colin Ringas.

Special awards included: Bailly Elementary PTO Scholarship, Samantha Giordano; Centier Bank-Schrage Family Foundation Scholarship, Eric Dreischerf; Chesterton Lions Club Scholarship, Scott Chemma.

Chesterton-Porter Rotary Club Scholarships: Warren H. Canright Scholarship, Andrew Hall; George Kriviskey Scholarship, Hannah Newman-Jacobs; Alfred P. Nelson Scholarship, Eric Dreischerf; Larry James Scholarship, Hannah Hoffmann and Andrew Kearney.

Delta Theta Tau Scholarship, Sarah Bobby and Bailey Wantuch; Duneland Association of Educational Office Personnel, Andrew Kearney; Duneland Teachers Scholarship: Kierstin Berry, Samantha Giordano and Joseph Larimer; Duneland United Churches Resale Scholarship, Sara Filipek; James W. and Betty Dye Scholarships, Sarah Bobby, Ellen Jackson, Jesse Mudd, and Zachary Williams; Chick Evans Caddie Scholarship, Colin Ringas; Elks Lodge No. 500, Eric Dreischerf and Bailey Wantuch.

Hurst Orthodontics, Rachel McCrum; Kappa Kappa Kappa Scholarship: Samantha Giordano, Andrew Hall, Joseph Larimer,and Allison McAloon; League of Latin American Citizens, Kasandra Richardson; Porter County Farm Bureau Scholarship, Katherine Haggerty; Porter-Starke High School Impact Scholarship, Samantha Coen and Andrew Kearney; Westchester PTO Scholarship, Spencer Wright; Yost Elementary PTO Scholarship, Kayla Joseph and Ariel Lau; National Honor Society Scholarship, Hannah Hoffman; Manuzzi Family Music Scholarship, Kierstin Berry; Manuzzi Family Business Scholarship, Alexis Malay; Porter County Community Foundation Scholarship, Michael Thanos and Spencer Wright;

Attendance Awards

Honored for Perfect Attendance Four Years were Aliyah Caraballo, Ralph Iatarola, Ronald Kovach, William Levi, Alyssa Randazzo and Brenford Sergent. Exemplary Attendance Four Years were Kelly Braun, Melanie Buckmaster, Nicole Callaway, Michael Clemens, Joseph Helminski, Remy Hoang, Hannah Hoffmann, Andrew Kearney, Kali Klinger, Hannah McCafferty, Frank Pejril, Joseph Pejril, Margaret Shinn, Micheala Sosby, Austin Vander Zanden, Bryanna VanNostran, Jeremy Vasquez, James Walker.

Additional Honors and Awards

Barango, Nicholas Samuel - Calumet College of St. Josephís, Athletic Scholarships; Indiana State University, Academic Achievement Scholarship

Benson, Elizabeth Lesley - Harvard University, Harvard Faculty Scholarship; Future of Chesterton Scholarship; National Merit Scholarship; William A. Lee Memorial Scholarship; Chesterton-Porter Rotary Club Student of the Month; Duneland Exchange Club Youth of the Month; Indianapolis Star Academic All-Star

Bianco, Alexandra Eve - Purdue University, Presidential Scholarship; Duneland Exchange Club Youth of the Month

Biehl, Rose Marie - Saint Maryís College, Moreau Presidential Scholarship; Indiana University, Prestige Scholarship

Bishop, Joseph Michael - Purdue University; U.S. Steel Scholarship

Bobby, Sarah Michael, Indiana University; James W. & Betty Dye Scholarship

Braun, Kelly Ann - Valparaiso University, Presidential Scholarship

Bucko, Alexandra J. - Purdue University, Peggy Jisnki Scholarship, Presidential Scholarship; University of Colorado Boulder, Presidential Scholarship; Colorado State University, Presidential Scholarship; DePaul University, Presidential Scholarship; Texas Christian University, Presidential Scholarship

Bull, Taylor Michelle - Valparaiso University, Presidential Scholarship

Campbell, Julia Marie - Miami University (Ohio), Academic Scholarship, Athletic Scholarship

Caraballo, Aliyah Labrielle - Carthage College, CART Endowed Scholarship, Carthage Financial Grant, Founderís Scholarship, Multicultural Grant; Marquette University, Ignatius Scholarship; Michigan State University, University Scholarís Award

Charlebois, Halle Nicole - Purdue North Central University; Indiana State University, Academic Scholarship; Valparaiso University, Academic Scholarship

Chemma, Scott Eugene - Purdue University; Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, Dean of Faculties Scholarship; Milwaukee School of Engineering, Academic Scholarship, Opportunity Grant; Trine University, Trustee Scholarship; Valparaiso University, Presidential Scholarship

Clemens, Michael Paul - Valparaiso University, Hesse Scholarship, Presidential Scholarship, Vivace Scholarship, Invitation to Christ College; Trine University, Presidential Scholarship; Wittenberg University, Presidential Scholarship

Curley, Katherine Anne - Purdue University, Purdue Remission Scholarships; Ball State University, Athletic Scholarship

Dickinson, Zachary William - Saint Josephís College, SJC Scholarship, Music Performance Scholarship

Dreischerf, Eric Kane - California Polytechnic State University, Adele and Aldo Alessio Scholarship, Cal Poly Outreach Scholarship; Burger King Scholars Award; Lakeshore Public Television Making the Grade Scholarship; Northern Indiana Soccer League Scholarship; VFW Voice of Democracy Post Scholarship; Chesterton-Porter Rotary Student of the Month

Dutz, Nicole Ashley - North Central College, Academic Scholarship

Erxleben, Amanda Lynn - Indiana University, Excellence Scholarship

Fekete, Kevin Brian - Purdue University; National Merit Scholarship sponsored by NiSource Fund

Filipek, Sara Elizabeth - Carroll University, Vorheese Scholarship, Direct Admission to Physical Therapy Program; Trojan Basketball Club Scholarship, Jessica Terstenyak Scholarship

Finke, Nathan Victor - Indiana University - Excellence Scholarship, Hutton Honors Scholarship, Direct Admission to Kelley School of Business

Flaherty, Ethan Anthony - St. Ambrose University, Academic Scholarship

Gallo, Dayna Grace - Indiana Wesleyan University - Athletic Scholarship, Indiana Wesleyan Recognition Award, IWU Grant, Wesleyan Student Grant; Valparaiso University, Valpo Fund Alumni Scholarship

Gorches Johnny Franklin - Calumet College of St. Joseph - Academic Scholarship, Athletic Scholarship, Honors Program Scholarship; University of St. Francis, Academic Scholarship, Athletic Scholarship

Gordon, Coleson RJ - Bethel College, Bethel Scholarship Award, Faculty Award; Aquinas College, Athletic Scholarship, Aquinas Grant, St. Dominic Grant, Presidential Leader Scholarship; Olivet College - Academic Achievement Scholarship, Mission Award

Gordon, Spencer Joseph - University of Notre Dame; Indiana University, Excellence Scholarship, Hutton Honors College Scholarship; National Merit Scholar Finalist

Grassel, Kelly Leone - Michigan State University, Academic Scholarship, Athletic Scholarship; Indiana University, Athletic Scholarship; University of Florida, Athletic Scholarship; University of Missouri, Athletic Scholarship; University of Oklahoma, Athletic Scholarship

Halpin, James Joseph - Wabash College, Fine Arts Scholarship, Presidentís Scholarship; Hanover College, Hendricks Scholarship, Instrumental Music Scholarship; Purdue University North Central - Chancellorís Scholarship; Valparaiso University, Presidential Scholarship

Hamilton, Teonna Dominique - Columbia College Chicago, Academic Achievement Award

Haws, Brier - University of Indianapolis, Horizon Grant

Hoang, Remy Viet - Purdue University, Marjorie F. Gueddel Fund Scholarship, SSACI Higher Education Award Honors

Hoffmann, Hannah Elizabeth - Spring Arbor University, Cross Country Scholarship, E.P. Hart Honors Program Scholarship, Multicultural Grant, Presidential Academic Scholarship, TEACH Grant ; Calvin College, Faculty Honors Scholarship, Mosaic Award

Hughes, Alexander Joseph - Purdue University; Valparaiso University, Presidential Scholarship

Jackson, Ellen Marie - Ball State University, Presidential Scholarship, Admittance into Ball State Honors College; James W. & Betty Dye Foundation Scholarship

Jeka, Angelia Christine - University of Southern Indiana, Departmental Scholarship

Kaptur, Timothy Jacob - Indiana State University, Academic Achievement Scholarship, Honors Diploma Recognition Award, ISU Laptop Award

Kattalia, Jennifer Joyce - DePaul University, St. Vincent DePaul Scholarship

Kearney, Andrew James - University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame University Scholarship, Notre Dame Alumni Club Scholarship; Indiana University, Excellence Scholarship, Honors College Freese Scholarship; Purdue University, Presidential Scholarship, Krannert School of Management Scholarship; Calumet Region Striders Scholarship

Ketchem, Montana McCoy - Indiana University Northwest; Porter County Technology Honors Society

Khan, Humaira Tasneem - Indiana University Northwest, Baccalaureate Medical Degree Scholarship, Special Academic Scholarship

Kidder, Rachel Lauren - Purdue University; Patriots Pen Award

Kollar, Nicole Eden - Valparaiso University, Presidential Scholarship

Konchar, Dana Frank - William Penn University, Athletic Scholarship

Kroeger, Marissa Tayler - Miami University (Ohio), Academic Scholarship; Indiana University, Academic Scholarship; Duneland Exchange Club Student of the Year

Larimer, Joseph Matthew - Indiana University, Direct Admission to the School of Education

Laster, Matrika Earline - Cornell University, University Education Grant; Howard University, Laureate Scholarship; Purdue University, Emerging Leader Scholarship; Valparaiso University, Presidential Scholarship; Urban League of Northwest Indiana Eloise Gentry Scholarship

Lau, Ariel Ann - Valparaiso University, Honors Award, Valpo Alumni Fund Award

Leetz, Megan Elisabeth - Columbia College Chicago, Academic Scholarship

Levi, William Alexander - Valparaiso University, Presidential Scholarship, Valpo Fund Alumni Scholarship

Malay, Alexis Anne - Indiana University, Direct Admission to Kelley School of Business; Valparaiso University, Presidential Scholarship, Invitation to Christ College; Grand Valley State University, Academic Scholarships; Congressional Nomination to West Point and Air Force Academy; Chesterton-Porter Rotary Club Student of the Month

Marchese, Gabriella Morgan - Columbia College Chicago, Academic Achievement Award; Valparaiso University, Brauer Museum Of Art ďPartners of ArtĒ Award

Matheny, Megan Riley - University of St. Francis, Academic Scholarship, Athletic Scholarship

McAloon, Allison Eileen - Xavier University, Presidents Academic Honors Scholarship

McCafferty, Hannah Marie - Indiana University, Excellence Scholarship, R. Dannecker Scholarship

Mochen, Mary Theresa - Purdue University, Academic Scholarships; Trojan Basketball Club Scholarship

Mudd, Jesse Ryan - Purdue University, Presidential Scholarship; Indiana University, Excellence Scholarship; James W. & Betty Dye Scholarship

Newman-Jacobs, Hannah Elizabeth - Valparaiso University, Presidential Scholarship, Signature Artist Scholarship; Ball State University, Academic Scholarship; DePauw University, Presidential Academic Scholarship; North Central College, Music Education & Piano Scholarship, Presidential Scholarship

Nix, Emily Hueber - Indiana University South Bend, Athletic Scholarship, Titan Gold Scholarship, Wiekamp Scholarship

Norman, Steven Michael - Grace College, Provost Scholarship

Nunez, Armando Xavier - Indiana University, Hudson Holland Scholarship

Oates, Kathleen Elizabeth - Loyola University Chicago, Loyola Merit Scholarship

OíBrien, Christian Patrick - DePaul University, St. Vincent DePaul Scholarship

Olson, Cody Aaron - Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, Academic Honors Scholarship

Patel, Anmol Rajendra - Purdue University; Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis- Dean of Faculties Scholarship; Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, Rose-Hulman Merit Scholar; Valparaiso University, Presidential Scholarship

Pearson, Mitchell Reed - Purdue University Calumet, Academic Achievement Scholarship

Pejril, Joseph Vincent - Purdue University, Trustees Scholarship

Pigg, Victoria Ann - University of Southern Indiana, Departmental Scholarship, Frances M. & Guy Q. Cornell Memorial Scholarship

Pratt, Charles Aery Pratt III - Prairie State University, Athletic Scholarship

Quealy, Kiera Palmer - Chapman University, Deanís Scholar Academic Achievement; Indiana University, Academic Merit Scholarship

Radzik, Keith Alger - Indiana University, Cox Research Scholarship, Hutton Honors College Scholarship, Excellence Scholarship, Direct Admission to Kelley School of Business

Randazzo, Alyssa Marie - Indiana University; Valparaiso University, Presidential Scholarship

Ravn, Kalvin Gregory - Butler University; Exchange Club A.C.E. Award Local and District Winner

Read, Samantha Emily - Indiana University; Ball State University, Academic Scholarship; Valparaiso University, Presidential Scholarship

Richardson, Kasandra Rebecca - Indiana University, Hudson & Holland Scholarship, Prestige Scholarship, SPEA Direct Admit Scholarship

Ringas, Colin James - Indiana University - Prestige Scholarship; Chick Evans Caddie Scholarship

Rondinelli, Brittni Elizabeth - Purdue University; Butler University, Academic Scholarship

Santos, Jacqueline Angel - Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia Grant; Chesterton-Porter Rotary Club Student of the Month; National Hispanic Recognition Program Scholar; National Merit Commended Scholar

Sigler, Abigail Anne - Valparaiso University, Forte Scholarship, Presidential Scholarship

Sikora, Katie Elizabeth - Indiana University, Prestige Scholarship, Bill & Mary Gasser Endowed Scholarship; Direct Admissions to Kelley School of Business

Sipe, Nathaniel Todd - Indiana University, 21st Century Scholars Covenant; Indiana State University, Academic Merit Scholarship, Honors Diploma Recognition Award, ISU Laptop Award; Indiana Tech University, Achievement Award; Michigan State University, National Spartan Grant, National Spartan Supplement Grant; Trine University, Distinguished Scholarship Award

Smenyak, Cassidy Jacqueline - Indiana University, Hudson & Holland Scholarship, Selective Scholarship

Sosby, Micheala Marie - University of Missouri, The Mark Twain Out-of-State Scholarship; Firefighters Local 3151 Scholarship; Future of Chesterton Scholarship; Hoosier State Press Association Scholarship; Indiana High School Press Association Journalist of the Year (Award & Scholarship); Sr. M. Rita Jeanne/NSPA National Student Journalist of the Year Runner-Up Scholarship

Surgot, Jordan Richard - Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, Bepko Scholars & Fellows Program Scholarship; Eagle Scout Award

Thanos, Michael John - Purdue University, AT Freshman Scholarship, Herbert & Grayce Reese Scholarship, Purdue Marquis Scholarship

Thielemann, Madalyn Joy - Centre College, Founderís Scholarship; Beloit College, Presidential Scholarship; The College of Wooster, Deanís Scholarship

Troop, Joseph Robert - University of Indianapolis, U.S. Senator Richard G. Lugar Academic Recognition Award

Trowbridge, Timothy Justin - Purdue University North Central, Chancellorís Leadership Award; Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, Dean of Faculties Scholarship; Purdue University Calumet, Academic Achievement Scholarship, University Honors Scholarship

Tumidalsky, Geena Lauren - Purdue University; University of Louisville, National Scholars Award

Urycki, Katlyn Marie - Quinnipiac University - Academic Scholarship, Athletic Scholarship

Valdez, Larissa Elizabeth - Manchester University; Connections Awards, Multicultural Leadership Award, Trustee Scholarship; St. Josephís College - Honors Scholarship, Music Performance Scholarship; Valparaiso University, Presidential Scholarship, Valpo Fund Alumni Scholarship

Van Drie, Hannah Elizabeth - University of Pennsylvania, A. & N. Cosner Scholarship; Future of Chesterton Scholarship

VanNostran, Bryanna Marie - Grace College, Deanís Scholarship, Heritage Award

Vasconi, Anthony Joseph - DePaul University, Presidential Scholarship

Walker, James Trever - Robert Morris University Chicago, Athletic Scholarship, Presidents Academic Scholarship

Wantuch, Bailey Marie - Northwestern University, Northwestern Scholarship; DePaul University, Academic Scholarship; Roosevelt University, Academic Scholarship; Valparaiso Concert Association Scholarship

Webb, Kevin James - Indiana University, Excellence Scholarship, Direct Admission to College of Arts & Sciences

Whitman, Laura Jean - Valparaiso University, Presidential Scholarship

Whittaker, Alisha Dawn - Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, Chancellorís Scholarship

Wilder, Kaleigh Michele - Ball State University - The Provost Award

Williams, Zachary Alan - Indiana University, Excellence Scholarship, Hutton Honors College Scholarship; James W. & Betty Dye Foundation Scholarship

Wright, Spencer Davis - Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, Academic Scholarships.

 

Posted 5/21/2013