Iola seniors earn recognition at Awards Night

Iola High School celebrated the best and brightest of its Class of 2021 Wednesday, with its annual Senior Awards Night celebration.

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April 30, 2021 - 2:33 PM

Iola High School graduating seniors recognized as Kansas Honor Scholars at Wednesday’s Awards Night ceremony are, from left, Lorie Carpenter, Audrey Coltrane, Jada Cunningham, Hannah Gardner, Levi Meiwes, Adrianne Reynolds, Sidney Shelby, Dillon Slaven and Jessica Tidd. Not pictured is Henry Lohman. REGISTER/RICHARD LUKEN

Iola High School celebrated the best and brightest of its Class of 2021 Wednesday, with its annual Senior Awards Night celebration.

Students were recognized for their work inside and outside the classroom, which has netted them thousands of dollars in collegiate and trade school scholarships.

The honorees:

McFadden Scholars — Riley Jay and Sharyia Trester

American Legion Scholarship — Kaylin Klubek

Edward B. Zahn FFA Scholarship — Levi Meiwes ($1,875); Rebecca Sprague ($500); Joshua Kaufman ($250) and Lorie Carpenter ($500)

Chapter L PEO Award — Lorie Carpenter

LaHarpe High School Alumni Association Scholarship — Jonathon Poffenbarger

Kansas Scholars Curriculum Completers — Isaac Badders, Lorie Carpenter, Devon Catron, Audrey Coltrane, Jada Cunningham, Jocelyn Erbert, Brittain Folk, Hannah Gardner, Grace Garner, Alice Hitchcock, Lauryn Holloway, Riley Jay, Joshua Kaufman, Henry Lohman, Nathan Louk, Levi Meiwes, Landen Nading, Andi Reynolds, Sydney Shelby, Dillon Slaven, Becca Sprague, Elaine Stiffler, Kelli Stogsdill and Jessica Tidd.

ACT Scholars — Audrey Coltrane

Kansas Honors Scholars — Lorie Carpenter, Audrey Coltrane, Jada Cunningham, Hannah Gardner, Henry Lohman, Levi Meiwes, Adrianne Reynolds, Sidney Shelby, Dillon Slaven and Jessica Tidd.

Carol Sinclair Memorial Scholarship ($400) — Taylor Boren

Gear Up Scholarship — Austin Rowe, Michael Stoll and Sharyia Trester

Small Family Scholarship — McKenna Orear

Allen Community College Scholarships — Lorie Carpenter (Presidential); Jada Cunningham (Presidential); Riley Jay (Merit Scholarship); Kaylin Klubek (Vocal Music); Nathan Louk (Merit Scholarship); Grant Luedke (Merit Scholarship); McKenna Orear (Dean Scholarship); Jazmine Reyes (Vocal Music); Averie Sharon (Merit Scholarship); Dillon Slaven (Presidential); Elaina Stiffler (Vocal Music); Michael Stoll (Dean’s Scholarship); Henry Wicoff (Presidential).

FFA Senior Recognition — Isaac Badders, Lorie Carpenter, Audrey Coltrane, Lauryn Holloway, Joshua Kaufman, Nathan Louk; Levi Meiwes, Becca Sprague, Henry Wicoff.

FFA Allen County Farm Bureau Ambassador Recognition — Levi Meiwes

KSHSAA Citizenship Award — Sidney Shelby and Dillon Slaven

Frank and Electra Myers Mathematics Award ($200) — Sidney Shelby

Governor’s Scholars Award — Audrey Coltrane

Dale Dennis Excellence in Education Award — Levi Meiwes

Academic Achievement Award (3.50 GPA or above for all seven semesters) — Taylor Boren, Lorie Carpenter, Audrey Coltrane, Jada Cunningham, Hannah Gardner, Tabitha Graham, Riley Jay, Aiden Jones, Joshua Kaufman, Henry Lohman, Levi Meiwes, Jenna Miller, Adrianne Reynolds, Sidney Shelby, Dillon Slaven, Elijah Smith, Elania Stiffler, Kelli Stogsdill, Jessica Tidd and Henry Wicoff.

College/university scholarships

Becca Sprague: University of St. Mary  Volleyball Scholarship ($5,000), St. Mary Music (Violin) Scholarship, $3,500; St. Mary’s Dean’s Scholarship ($16,000).

Sharyia Trester: Wichita State University Heritage Merit Scholarship ($2,000); Horatio Alger Association Scholarship, ($2,500 annually for four years); Kansas Comprehensive Grant ($1,200)

Jada Cunningham: Washburn University Academic Scholarship ($1,500 per year)

Audrey Coltrane: Liberty University Valedictorian/Salutatorian Award ($23,800 annually for four years); Kansas State University Scholarship ($5,000 per year)

Jessica Tidd: Emporia State University Presidential Scholarship ($2,300); ESU Music Talent Scholarship ($1,700); ESU Marching Band Scholarship ($500)

Riley Jay: Kansas State University Limestone Scholarship ($6,000); KSU Housing Scholarship($5,000 for one year and $3,000 annually for next three years); Pittsburg State University Legacy Scholarship; Mid-America University ($11,000)

Henry Wicoff: Heartland Tractor-Oklahoma State University Institute of Technology ($10,500 plus tools); OSUIT Tuition Waiver Scholarship ($20,000)

Zareona Pulley: Neosho County Community College Cheer Scholarship ($3,000-$1,500 per semester)

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