RHS Annual Senior Academic Awards and Scholarships

Rockford High School seniors were recently recognized at an academic awards and scholarship ceremony. The recipients are as follows:

Senior Link Leader Bronze Medallion Recognition: Landon Auld, Ian Badayos, Emily Botten, Meredith Brickley, Taylor Dumas, Zachary Johnson, Emily Koenen, Kiley Lavanger, Rachel Martin, Emily Mittlesteadt, Phoebe O’Brien, Ashley Olsen, Victoria Schrantz, Stormy Sorvaag and Sidney Wright.

National Honor Society Senior Recognition: Landon Auld, Ian Badayos, Emily Botten, Madison Comb, Taylor Dumas, Brooke Ellingson, Shane Harstad, Chase Holley, Amanda Hudinsky, Elizabeth Klein, Emily Koenen, Lindsay Krause, Kiley Lavanger, Rachel Martin, Emily Mittlesteadt, Mary Nelson, Sarah Nielsen, Phoebe O’Brien, Ashley Olsen, Victoria Schrantz, Beth Schuneman, Madelaine Smith, Stormy Sorvaag, Sammuel Wanous and Sidney Wright.

Honor Students: Honor students have maintained a 3.33 to 3.66 cumulative grade point average on a 4.0 point scale. Mitchell Andersen, Mikayla Bartlett, Ashley Collette, Michael Gaspar, Krista Gudim, Dustin Halonen, Shelby Johnson, Zachary Johnson, Morgan Koivisto, Rachel Martin, Kaitlyn Nystul, Alexandra Pliego, Julia Raisanen, Victoria Schrantz, Donald Spangler and Amanda Witthuhn.

Honor Students of High Distinction: High Distinction Honor students have maintained a 3.67 cumulative grade point average or higher on a 4 point scale. They also have earned an academic letter and receive an honor cord to be wear at the graduation ceremony. Landon Auld, Ian Badayos, Emily Botten, Madison Comb, Taylor Dumas, Brooke Ellingson, Joshua Hall, Victoria Hall, Shane Harstad, Anna Hillstrom, Chase Holley, Amanda Hudinsky, Mallory Hymas, Elizabeth Klein, Zachary Klonne, Emily Koenen, Lindsay Krause, Natasha Krause, Andrew Lake, Kiley Lavanger, Bridget Mattila, Nicole McAdams, Mary Nelson, Sarah Nielsen, Phoebe O’Brien, Ashley Olsen, Justin Rudie, Elizabeth Schuneman, Madelaine Smith, Stormy Sorvaag, Sammuel Wanous and Sidney Wright.

US Army Scholar/Athlete Award: This award recognizes one female and one male who strive to be the best they can be in all areas of their lives including outstanding academic and athletic achievements. Emily Koenen and John Redepenning.

US Marines Distinguished Athlete Award: This award recognizes one female and one male athlete who clearly put forth his/her best effort to excel. Adam Jakubowski and Mikayla Bartlett.

Athena Award: This award recognizes one female athlete who demonstrates outstanding athletic leadership: Shannon Ritten.

Academics Arts Athletics Award: Criteria includes participant in an athletic and a Fine Arts activity and cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher. Mary Nelson and Sidney Wright.

Distinguished School Board Renaissance Award: This is an award of scholastic distinction earned by students who maintained a minimum 3.5 grade point average and participated in six seasons of MSHSL Fine Arts and six seasons of Athletics in grades 9-12. Madison Comb , Shane Harstad, Amanda Hudinsky, Shelby Johnson, Emily Koenen, Zachary Klonne, Kiley Lavanger, Mary Nelson, Sarah Nielsen, Victoria Schrantz, Elizabeth Schuneman and Sidney Wright.

President’s Award for Educational Excellence: Criteria for the President’s Educational Excellence Award is an overall 3.5 grade point average in all years at the high school level and achievement at the 85th percentile (28 or higher) on standardized achievement test scores. Brooke Ellingson, Krista Gudim, Shane Harstad, Anna Hillstrom, Amanda Hudinsky, Mary Nelson, Sarah Nielsen, Phoebe O’Brien, Ashley Olsen, Justin Rudie, Madelaine Smith and Stormy Sorvaag.

Josten’s Honor Awards

Valedictorian – Mary Nelson

Salutatorian – Stormy Sorvaag

Dollars for Scholars

Ian Badayos, Mikayla Bartlett, Joshua Hall, Victoria Hall, Shelby Johnson, Kiley Lavanger, Trevor Lofstedt, Rachel Martin, Travis Peterson, Alexandra Peterson, Alexandra Pliego, Justin Rudie, Madelaine Smith.

Bankwest: Mallory Hymas, Donald Spangler.

Stephen Voss Scholarship: Ashley Olsen.

Farmers State Bank of Hamel: Emily Koenen.

Allen Moen Scholarship: Lindsay Krause.

Rocket Boosters: Elizabeth Klein, Taylor Dumas.

Gordon/Marlys Thomas Fox Ridge Farm Technical: Joshua Wurzbacher.

Gordon/Marlys Thomas Fox Ridge Farm Academic: Emily Botten.

DeDe Stevens Memorial: Victoria Schrantz.

National Honor Society: Landon Auld.

Partners in Education: Amanda Hudinsky.

Education Minnesota-Rockford: Sarah Nielsen.

DFS Brad Skafte Memorial: Madison Comb.

DFS Adam Patnode Memorial: Zachary Klonne.

Adam Patnode Memorial: John Redepenning.

John Headlee Memorial: Stormy Sorvaag.

Rockford Lions Club: Brooke Ellingson, Chase Holley.

Wright-Hennepin Electric & Security: Phoebe O’Brien.

Raabe Family Scholarship: Elizabeth Schuneman.

Amy Johnson Memorial: Mary Nelson.

The entire graduation class will be recognized and celebrated at a commencement ceremony Thursday, June 7 at 7 p.m. at the Rockford Community Center.

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