MVHS Hosts Virtual Senior Honor Night

Senior Honor Night

Despite these trying times, the Mt. Vernon High School staff continued the tradition of honoring its seniors through a virtual Senior Honor Night.  The virtual celebration, created by the MVHS Technology Education Teacher, Mr. Tom Shaver, began with a senior portrait presentation of each senior at Mt. Vernon High School.  The photos were followed by opening remarks from the school’s principal, Mr. Casey Dodd.  To see the video, scroll to the bottom of this article or click HERE.

Mr. Dodd expressed his excitement for the event and addressed the unique situation of the evening celebration, “I wish that we were all together this evening in our auditorium, celebrating in person, but our staff has been hard at work constructing this virtual ceremony to honor all of you as you so deserve.”

The total amount of scholarship money awarded to the class of 2020 was $4,000,000.00

The following is a compilation of the awards distributed on Senior Honor Night and the students who received them:

Service and Citizenship RecognitionDodd
Character Award:  Tessa Freeman, Tony Fleming
Gary Lewark Award:  Tony Fleming
Service and Citizenship Merit:  Gavin Blankenship, Victoria Bulmahn, Casey Cornelius, Rachel Couch, Bronte Davidson, Tony Fleming, Tessa Freeman, Makenzie Helton, Elizabeth Hiatt, Destiny Huber, Riley Hurst, Aubrie Jones, 
Haley Merida, William Nelson, Lillie Perdue, Rachel Pilkington, Reece Powell, Symone Session, Emily Stepan, Lydia Stevens
Terry/Borgman Mental Attitude Award:  Lillie Perdue
Senior Class Officers: Madison King, President; Lillie Perdue, Vice-President; Alexis Lane, Secretary; Mia Miller, Treasurer
Senior Class Representatives: Rachel Pilkington, Jackson Dunlavy, Mason Montgomery, Sam Robert-Eze
Student Government Officers: Tony Fleming, Executive President; Tessa Freeman, Executive Vice-President; Will Nelson, Executive Treasurer
National Honor Society Officers:  Elizabeth Ahonen, President;  Alyson Godwin, Vice-President; Emily Stepan, Secretary; Sydney Godwin, Treasurer; Jenna Nicodemus, Historian
Mt. Vernon AP Scholars with Honor:  Sarah Cardenas
Mt. Vernon AP Scholars with Distinction:  Lukas Song
Community Scholarship Recognition HCCF
Bruce McKinney Memorial Scholarship: ($897.00)  Dakota Hunziker
Kristofor J. Hammond Scholarship: ($1,000.00)   Rachel Pilkington
Mike Johnson Memorial Scholarship: ($1,490.00)  Madison King

Ernie Oden Athletic Scholarships ($1000.00 each)  Kamryn Eason, 
Madison King, Cameron Cole, Jacob Stadler 
Roger’s Smile Scholarship: ($1,000.00)  Victoria Rennier
Rabe-Vermillion Scholarship: ($1,438.00 & $1,437.00)  John Husar,
Colby Johnson  
Mark Mattick Mental Attitude Award: ($500.00)  Braden Garretson
Chris Sullivan Memorial Music Booster Scholarships: ($551.00)   Madelyn Lowell
Mt. Vernon Optimist Scholarship: ($1,000 each)  Madalyn Owen, 
Tony Fleming
Rotary Club of Greenfield Education Scholarship: ($500.00) Emily Stepan
Earl J. Brooks and Irene B. Brooks Scholarship: ($)  (MV graduate)
Hancock County Shrine Club Endowment Fund: ($1,000.00)  Elizabeth Hiatt
Certificate of Enlistment USAF:  Jack Kent
Psi Iota Xi Literature Scholarship: ($1,000.00)  John Husar
Psi Iota Xi Art Scholarship: ($1,000.00)  Mason Cooper
Psi Iota Xi Music Scholarship: ($1,000.00)  Sydney Godwin
Richard H. Crosser Memorial Scholarship: ($531.00)  Logan Angelopulos
Margaret Johnson Honorary Scholarship: ($2,500.00)  Emily Stepan
Hancock County Community Foundation Scholarship- Lilly Finalists: ($1,000.00)   Tony Fleming
Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship: (full tuition - 8 semesters)  

Tessa Freeman
Nine Star Connect Scholarship:  ($1,000.00 each)  Aidan Alford, 
Cameron Cole, Tony Fleming, Shaun Shipley
The Riley Charles Settergren Scholarship: ($1,000.00)  Sophie Sterrett

George and Icy Vaughn Performing Arts Endowment Fund: ($3,000.00 each)  Madelyn Lowell, Mallory McKeeman
Gladys Hancock Shumway Scholarship: ($1,228.00)  Brielle Theobald
Hancock County Business & Professional Women:  ($)  TBD July
Nancy Terrell Miller Scholarship: ($1,197.00)  Jacob Benz
Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6904 Scholarship: ($677.00)  Kaeden Smith
Earl J. Brooks and Irene B. Brooks Scholarship:  ($3,747.50) 
Elizabeth Ahonen
James Whitcomb Riley Festival Scholarship:  ($1,000.00)  Jacob Benz
Chris Sullivan Memorial Music Booster Scholarship:  ($551.00)  Sydney Godwin
Walter P. and Virginia Worland Scholarship:  ($1,197.75)  Dominic Mellentine
Donna Duzan Nursing Scholarship:  ($500.00)  Emma Moore
Dr. Brian and Charlotte Kirkwood Scholarship:  ($1,000)  Rachel Pilkington
Judy D. Smith Memorial Scholarship:  ($600.00)  Emily Stepan
JAG Outstanding Senior:   Destiny Huber
Army National Guard Scholar Athlete: Tessa Freeman, Evan Barr
DAR Good Citizen:  ($150)  Tony Fleming
The Marine Corps Semper Fidelis Award:  Mallory McKeeman
The Marine Corps Distinguished Athlete Award:
 Tessa Freeman,
Ryan Morris
The Marine Corps Scholastic Excellence Award:  Tony Fleming
Hancock County Retired Teachers Association Future Educator 
Scholarship:  ($1000.00)
 Emily Stepan
Certificate of Multilingual Proficiency:  Cesia Alanis, Khue Ngo, 
Jennifer Nguyen, Minh Nguyen

Recognition of Academic Achievement
Top Scholar Awards–   Elizabeth Ahonen, Aidan Alford, Evan Barr, Sarah Cardenas, Tony Fleming, Tessa Freeman, Alyson Godwin, Sydney Godwin, 
Riley Hurst, Mason Montgomery, William Nelson, Madalyn Owen, Lillie Perdue, Kaeden Smith, Lukas Song 
Mt. Vernon High School Department Awards

    Agricultural Education-  Kaeden Smith
    Band-  Madelyn Lowell
    Business –  Cameron Cole
    Choir -  Abigail Tucker
    Engineering and Technology -  Aidan Alford
    English/ Language-  Madelyn Owen
    FACS-  Emily Stepan
    Health/Phys. Ed. -  Jacob Stadler
    High Tech Academy–   Nathan Murphy
    Maker Space -   Jack Kent
    Mathematics -  Lukas Song
    Science-  Lukas Song
    Social Studies-  Tony Fleming
    Visual Arts -  Spencer Linder
    World Language –  Bronte Davidson
Senior Leadership Award: ($1,500.00 each)   Bronte Davidson, Tony Fleming



Governor's Workforce Ethic Certificate Recipients:

Ahonen, Elizabeth
Benz, Jacob
Chargualaf, Sadie
Chavez, Mallarie
Fleming, Tony
Freeman, Tessa
Frank, Jacob
Garwood, Griffin
Godwin, Alyson
Godwin, Sydney
Hannah, Audra
Hernandez, Gaby
Hiatt, Elizabeth
Johnson-Bradley, Kaylee
King, Madison
Lemke, Justin
Nelson, Will
Nicodemus, Jenna
Owen, Madalyn
Perdue, Lillie
Perry, Sydnee
Pilkington, Rachel
Reeves, Mikayla
Session, Symone
Smith, Michael
Stepan, Emily
Stewart, Kaylen
Stiff, Deacon
Stinger, Rachel
Sweet, Emma
Sweet, Ethan
Wallace, Anthony
Watson, Hailey

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