South Newton High School held its 45th annual Academic Awards Program on Wednesday evening, April 3rd, 2019 in the high school auditorium. Students in grades nine through twelve were honored for their first semester classroom achievement.

Pre-program entertainment was provided by South Newton High School Choir.

Following a welcome from Jaimie Diedam, Students of Distinction, Students of High Distinction, and Students of Highest Distinction were presented certificates of achievement.

Twenty students received certificates as Students of Distinction. Their semester grades were all “A’s”, with no more than one “B”. The Students of Distinction are Kiarra Battering, Dawson Cadle, Grace Hall,Gonzalo Hernandez-Reyes, Alex Kindig, Reese Meyer, Grace Narcaroti, Layla Ramon, Cy Sammons, Garrett Sammons, Claire Schuette, Logan Shanely, Gabrielle Shoemaker, Andrew Smart, Ashanti Snodgrass, Haley Stone, Hayley Warne, Brock Whaley, Whittney Wirtz, and Javen Wright.

To be classified as a Student of High Distinction, students must have semester grades of all “A’s”. The three students designed as Students of High Distinction are Angelina Small, Terron Welsh, and Kaylie Williamson.

Students of Highest Distinction must have had semester grades of all “A’s” and at least one “A+”. The 17 students designated as Students of Highest Distinction are Marianne Adams, Kendell Arseneau, Lea Conrad, Jaimie Diedam, Kyanna Dyer, Kayla Florian, Elizabeth Garing, Kimberly Hall, Timoteo Hernandez-Reyes, Sarah Lanie, Cameron O’Hare, Olivia Roberts, Delaney Smith, Alexxys Standish, Alyssa Vena, Samantha Warren, and Ian Wernert.

National Honor Society Advisor, Mrs. Brandy Pitstick, introduced the present members of the National Honor Society. Present members are Kendell Arseneau, Jaimie Diedam, David Florian, Elizabeth Garing, Grace Hall, Kimberly Hall, Courtney Jones, Tyler Martell, Kenna Mattox, Mignely Nunez, Aubriana Ragsdale, Claire Schuette and Hayley Warne. Those students held the induction ceremony welcoming nine new students into the prestigious organization. The newly inducted members are Kiarra Battering, Timoteo Hernandez-Reyes, Sarah Lanie, Autumn Lattimer, Cameron O’Hare, Olivia Roberts, Leah Schriner, Angelina Small, and Terron Welsh.

On behalf of Wilson Industrial Sales Co., Inc., this year’s program sponsor, Mr. Jeff Vissering and Mr.Charles Huckstep, presented plaques to the members of the senior class qualifying as Academic Honor Students. To qualify as an Academic Honor Student, a member of the senior class must have a grade point average of between 3.50 and 3.75 after seven semesters of school. Shanelle Embery, Courtney Jones, and Mackenzee Vissers received plaques and are designated as Academic Honor Students.

To qualify as an Academic Scholar, a member of the senior class must have a grade point average of 3.75 or above after seven semesters of school. Mr. Jeff Vissering and Mr. Charles Huckstep awarded plaques and honor blazers to eight members of the senior class that qualified. Academic Scholar recipients are Kendell Arseneau, Jaimie Diedam, Elizabeth Garing, Grace Hall, Kimberly Hall, Tyler Martell, Mignely Nunez, and Hayley Warne.

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