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Heartland's Best Students for 2012

 

HIGH SCHOOL VALEDICTORIAN HONORS and ACTIVITIES
Advance High School Kayla McCabe Kayla served as SADD club president. She was a member of BETA club. She also served as yearbook editor.  She will attend Southeast Missouri State University.
Anna Jonesboro High School Erin Gould Erin served as Beta Club president. She was a member of the Scholar Bowl and National Honor Society. She was also a member of the WYSE team and the Band drumline.
Arcadia Valley High School Abigail Auner Abigail was president of the National Honor Society. She was an Honors Band member. She was the recipient of a National Merit Achievement award.
Bell City High School Josiah Lewis Stovall Josiah was Student Council President, Beta Club Vice President, and Captain of the Scholar Bowl. He was also named Rotary Student of the year. He will attend Southeast Missouri State University.
Benton Consolidated High School Abbie Nicole Price Abbie was Madrigal Queen.She was named an Illinios State Scholar. She was a member of the Student council and an officer for 4 years. She was also a member of speech and drama qualifying for state competition.
Benton Consolidated High School Hayley Webb Hayley was named an Illinios State Scholar. She was FFA Vice President.She was named an All-South Volleyball Player.
Bernie High School Titus Dauck Titus served on the student council. He was a member of the Quiz bowl team. He was also a member of Beta club.
Bloomfield High School Sydney Lambert Sydney was the Missouri Beta Club President. She was chosen to be an out-of-state speaker at both the Illinois and Indiana Beta Conventions. She was class secretary. She will attend Southeast Missouri State University.
Cairo Jr./Sr. High School Porsha Bondurant Porsha was president of the National Honor Society. She was president of the Beta club. Porsha was named an Illinois State Scholar. 
Campbell High School Morgan Bader Morgan served as BETA president. She was FCCLA Vice President. She also served as FBLA treasurer. She was named to Academic All State.
Cape Central High School Lizzie Nussbaum Lizzie was a Missouri Top 100 Scholar. She was president of the National Honor Society. She was captain of Speech and Debate. She was the district Champion for public forum debate and Extemporaneous Speaking
Carlisle County High School Kaitlyn Handley Kaitlyn attended Commonwealth Honors Academy. She went on a South Africa Mission Trip. She served as Beta Club President and Class President. She was also Vice President of FCCLA & FBLA.
Carurthersville High School Joseph Clark Ledford Joseph was president of the FBLA. He was a Daughter's of the American Revolution Good Citizen Award Recipient. He attended Boys State. He was also a member of Key Club.
Central High School - Park Hills Sabrina Tripp Sabrina wa a 3 year member of the National Honor Society. She was named to all-conference softball and all-district honorable mention for softball. She was a member of the Student council
Century High School Lauren Taake Lauren was FFA secretary. She received the John W. Harris Leadership Award. She was class president for 4 years. She also played basketball and softball.
Chaffee High School Alex Davie Alex received the Scholar Athlete Award. He was a member of the FBLA. He also played football, baseball and basketball.
Charleston High School Rebekah Layton Rebekah attended Girls State. She served as secretary of the National Honor Society and Future Teachers of America. She was alos in Key Club. She will attend Southeast Missouri State University.
Charleston High School Maggie McNeary Maggie served as vice-president of the National Honor Society. She was also a member of band and jazz band. She received the Sue B. Russell Music Award.
Charleston High School Mari Mcneary Mari served as president of the National Honor Society. She was also a member of band and jazz band. She received the John Phillip Sousa Music Award.
Chester High School Lauren Hoops Lauren was named an Illinois State Scholar. She was a member of the National Honor Society. She was named an Elks Student of the Month. Lauren will attend Southeast Missouri State University.
Christian Fellowship Hannah Sullivan Hannah was student council president. She was a cheerleader. She was also a member of the volleyball team.
Clarkton High School Kelsi Prewitt Kelsi was chosen for the Academic All-State teamin volleyball. She served as Student Body president. She will attend Southeast Missouri State University.
Clearwater High School Caleb Rowold Caleb participated in the Missouri Innovation Academy. He was a member of the National Honor Society and Beta Club. He was also in Baseball.
Cobden High School Rebekah Russell Rebekah performed in her school's production of Hamlet. She part of the winning team at the state softball tournament. She also received a Most Valuable Athlete Award.
Cooter High School Patrick Edmon Ward Patrick was named to Academic All-State Baseball for 2 years. He served as president of the student council. He attended a trip to Washington DC sponsored by BPS phone company. He was an FBLA member.
Delta C-7 High School Emma Lauren Fitzwater Emma served as senior class treasurer. She was vice president of Beta Club. She was a member of the FBLA and attended Missouri Girl's State. She will attend Southeast Missouri State University.
Delta High School Dallas Levi Naramore Dallas served as FFA Chapter President. Dallas achieved the FFA State Farmer Degree. Dallas was Student Council Executive Vice President.
Dexter High School Lauren Ward Lauren was on the girls basketball team that made a final four appearance. She received volleyball all-conference honors. She is a member of the National Honor Society.
Dongola High School Mark Joseph Collins Mark was named an Illinois State Scholar. He served as class president. He was alos on the Student Council.
Du Quoin High School Jenna Doerr Jenna was a member of National Honor Society. She was named an Illinois State Scholar. She participated in the SCOTIE Tournament of Champions
Du Quoin High School Chace D. Epplin Chace was a member of National Honor Society. Chace was named an Illinois State Scholar. Chace participated in Honors Curriculum
Du Quoin High School Erica Rainwater Erica was named an Illinois State Scholar. She served as vice president of the National Honor Society.
Eagle Ridge Christian School Bethany Miget Bethany was named to the Metro Athletic Conference 1st Team in Volleyball. She received 3 gold cups for vocal and piano from the National Federation of Music Clubs. She will attend Southeast Missouri State University.
East Carter County High School Levi Michael McNeal Levi was president of the Student council. He was named Mr. East Carter High School. He was also Senior Beta president and FBLA President
East Prairie High School Savanna Barker Savanna attended Missouri Girl's State. She was a Daughter's of the American Revolution Good Citizen Award Recipient. She served as president of Beta Club. She will attend Southeast Missouri State University.
East Prairie High School Gabrielle Hennrich Gabrielle served as drum major of the marching band. She also served as Beta Club treasurer. She will attend Southeast Missouri State University.
Egyptian High School Tyler Holshouser Tyler was named an Illinois State Scholar. He was a member of the FFA and Beta Club. He played baseball. He was also named to the Illinois Society for High School Achievement.
Eldorado High School Racheal Cantrell Racheal was named an Illinois State Scholar. She was the president of the National Honor Society. She achieved over 20 hours of dual credit work.
Elverado High School Rachel Marie Martie Rachel was named an Illinois State Scholar. She was on the WYSE Team. She had a poem published in "A Celebratoin of Poets" She participated in the Paul Simon Leadership program.
Fredericktown High School Ethan Pinkley Ethan was a member of the FFA. He was also a member of the Math Team and Beta Club.
Fulton County High School Casey Dowty Casey was president of the Beta Club & Spanish Club. She made the All-District Volleyball team. She placed in the top 8 in state track every year.
Gideon High School Kassidie Lawrence Kassidie served as Student Council President and National Honor Society President. She received the Student of Achievement Award.
Greenville R-2 High School Tim Hillis Tim was class president. He was also FCCLA President. He was named to all-conference Baseball.
Hamilton County Jr/Sr High School Paige Bowman Paige was the recipient of the George Washington Carver Award and John Phillip Sousa Award Winner. She was named a Prairie State Scholar. She will attend Southeast Missouri State University.
Hamilton County Jr/Sr High School Alexandria Nicole Shelton Alexandria served as president of FBLA and editor of the yearbook. She was secretary of Mu Alpha Theta and a cheerleader for 4 years. She will attend Southeast Missouri State University.
Hamilton County Jr/Sr High School Alexandra Zachman Alexandra was named an Illinois State Scholar. She served as president of Mu Alpha Theta. She also received the Director's Award for Band.
Hardin County High School Stephan Barnard Stephan was named an Illinios State Scholar. He was a member of the National Honor Society and captain of the Scholar Bowl. He participated in Worldwide Youth in Science and Engineering.
Harrisburg High School Tyler McGowan Tyler was named an Illinois State Scholar. He was a member of the National Honor Society. He was named to Academic All State as well as to All Conference Baseball and Football.
Heath High School Julia Grubbs Julia attended Kentucky Governor's School for the Arts 2010 in Dance. She was president of the National Honor Society and yearbook Editor.
Herrin High School Brianna Bartelsmeyer Brianna was named an Illinios State Scholar. She was president of the National Honor Society. She was named to the IHSA All-State Academic Team. She received the DAR Good Citizen Award. She was a cheerleader.
Jackson High School Caitlyn Bess Caitlyn received the Career Thespian award for Drama Club. She was a state competition qualifier for the Speech and Debate Team. She was also a member of the Concert Choir.
Kennett High School Penny May V. Barrera Penny was named to the Missouri Scholars Academy. She was senior class president. She was named to Missouri All-State Choir. She was also a member of the National Honor Society.
Leopold High School Emily Elfrink Emily played volleyball and softball for 4 years. She participated in Math Field Day. She was concert choir president and Business Club president. She was also a pep club member.
Malden High School Aubree Elizabeth Harris Aubree was a member of Beta Club. She participated in cheerleading and volleyball. She attended girls only nursing camp. She also received the Principal Leadership Award.
Marion High School Camilla Hope Camilla was a member of the National Honor Society. She was named an Illinois State Scholar. She was co-captain of the Robotics Team. She was also a member of the National French Honor Society
Marquand-Zion High School Caleb Myers Caleb served as Beta Club President. He placed 1st at district and 5th in State in FBLA business Tech competition. He will attend Southeast Missouri State University.
Meadow Heights High School Lauren Bess Lauren attended the Missouri Leadership Seminar. She was a member of the Beta Club and FBLA. She also played volleyball and was on the yearbook staff.
Meridian High School Brock Moore Brock was named an Illinois State Scholar. He was an SIEC Youth to Washington participant. He was a member of the National Honor Society and high scorer on the Scholar Bowl Team.
Mount Vernon Township High School Jacqueline Flood Jacqueline served as National Honor Society President. She was an Illinois State Scholar. She was a four-year starter and captain of the varsity softball team and part of the all-state team.
Murphysboro High School Katherine Madel Katherine served as National Honor Society President. She was Cross Country MVP. She served as the MHS Key Club Statistical Secretary. She received the 100 hour award for Key Club.
Murray High School Cammie Jo Bolin Cammie was named a Kentucky Governor's Schoar. Cammie was Class A Long jump State Champion in 2012. Cammie was also a member of the National Honor Society.
Naylor High School Jessica Ratliff Jessica marched in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade. She was cheerleading captain. She was FCCLA regional president and yearbook editor.
New Madrid County Central Anna Alexius Manley Anna served as  President of the National Honor Society and student council. She was vice president of her senior class. She was also a scholar athlete in volleyball and softball. She will attend Southeast Missouri State University.
New Salem Baptist Leah Morgan Jones Leah was named to all-state and all-conference volleyball. She also played basketball. She served as vice president of the student council. She also was a member of the National Honor Society.
Notre Dame Regional High School Elizabeth Kiblinger Elizabeth served as National Honor Society vice president and National Spanish Honor Society President. She was a National Merit Finalist and was recognized 2-times for All-State Cross Country.
Oak Ridge High School Dustin Oehl Dustin served as Student Council President. He served on the Missouri State 4-H Council, and Placed First in a State FBLA Contest.
Perryville High School Ashley Meinhardt Ashley received the George Washington Carver Award and U.S. Marine Corps Scholastic Excellence Award. She also received the President's Award for Educational Excellence
Pinckneyville High School Evelyn Epplin Evelyn was named an Illinois State Scholar. She was FFA Star Farmer. She was a state track qualifier. She received the Wendy's High School heisman
Poplar Bluff High School Nocona Sanders Nocona attended the Missouri Scholars Academy. He was president of the Literary Club and President of the Chemistry Club. He placed 2nd in SEMO Foreign Language Festival's Spanish Spelling Bee.
Portageville High School Jansen Darst Jansen played varsity football, basketball and baseball for 4 years. He was named to All-Conference Football, Academic All State Basketball, All District and all Conference Baseball. He was also District 16 FBLA President.
Puxico High School Natalie Liann Estes Natalie was secretary of National Beta Club. She was a member of the Gifted Program - LEAP. She served as a Student Leader for the Fellowship of Christian Athletes.
Richland High School Mallory Hillis Mallory was named an Elks Student of the Month. She received a Student Achievement Award from Southeast Missouri State University and a George Washington Carver Award.
Risco High School Tracie Michelle Marie Manes Tracie received the English award all 4 years. She participated in Beta and FCCLA. She will attend Southeast Missouri State University.
Saxony Lutheran High School Sam Breite Sam was the school newspaper editor. He was National Honor Society President. He was also a state cross country qualifier
Scott City High School Adam Bowers Adam was a member of the Weight Team. He was also involved in Robotics and the Chess Club. He will attend Southeast Missouri State University.
Scott County Central High School Liston Vance Liston was the 2nd place Regional VFW, Voice of Democracy speech winner. He was voted most likely to succeed. He will attend Southeast Missouri State University.
Senath-Hornersville High School Amber Riddle Amber was member of the National Honor Society and Science club. She served as Drama Club President. She will attend Southeast Missouri State University.
Sesser-Valier High School Tasha Nicole Doerr Tasha was named an Illinios State Scholar. She lettered in 3 varsity sports for 3 years. She received All-State Academic Team Honorable Mention. She was also on the WYSE team
Sesser-Valier High School Rachel Octavia Wylie Rachel was named an Illinios State Scholar. She was YMCA Youth and Government President of the Senate. She was also a ALPHA Peer Leader.
Shawnee High School Haley Breann Murphy Haley was named an Illinois State Scholar. She was a WYSE State Finalist in Physics. She was named to All-Conference in Softball. She will attend Southeast Missouri State University
Sikeston High School Isaac Engram Isaac was first chair in Symphonic Band. He was a member of the Missouri Scholars Academy. He was a member of the National Honor Society. He was also on the Varsity Track team.
South Iron High School Ayla Yeargain Ayla was the yearbook editor. She won first and 2nd place in the Missouri Senior Beta creative writing competitions and 5th place in National Senior Beta writing competition. She was secretary/treasurer of FBLA.
St. Vincent High School Stephen Graf Stephen qualified for state in cross country. He played basketball. He was president of the pep club. He was also the Student Body Treasurer
Ste. Genevieve High School Kristen Meyer Kristen served as class president for 3 years. Kristen attended Vanderbilt Summer Academy and Hugh O'Brien Youth Leadership Seminar. Kristen also competed on the Boy's Golf for 4 Years and was a sectional qualfier.
Steeleville High School Natalie Nicole Ruebke Natalie was co-president of the National Honor Society. She was a member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. She was a member of the first girl's basketball team at Steeleville High School.
Thomas W. Kelly High School Stephanie Kerr Stephanie was President of Beta Club and Future Teachers of America. She was the Trumpet Section leader. She received the Beta Service Hours Award. She will attend Southeast Missouri State University.
Thompsonville High School Raven Levine Raven was named to All South Volleyball. She placed in the top 7 at Science Fair two years in a row. She was FHA president and yearbook editor.
Trico High School Kaylee Jo Boland Kaylee was named an Illinois State Scholar. She was a member of the National Honor Society. She was also a member of the WYSE Team. She was named Homecoming Queen.
Twin Rivers High School Kaleb Doyle Kaleb was Missouri Beta Club Secretary and National Beta Club Secretary. He served as Student Council President. He was on the varsity baseball team for 4 years.
Valle High School Jared Bruns Jared was named to the All Conference, All District, All Region, and All State Football teams for 2 years. He was a member of NHS. He served as junior class president and senior class vice president. 
Van Buren High School Maria Davis Maria was captain of the quiz bowl team. She served as president of National Beta Club. She was a 4 year member of Smokebusters.
Van Buren High School Emma Vanwinkle Emma served as senior class president. She was yearbook editor. She placed in the top 10 in National English Competition for Senior Beta Club.
Waltonville High School Mallory Owens Mallory played varsity softball. She competed at the state level in cheerleading. She was an FFA officer and president of the FCA.
Woodland High School Hayley Elizabeth Keith Hayley volunteered with Heart For Africa in Swaziland, Africa. She won the State Optimist Oratory Contest. She also went on mission trips with her church to Joplin and the Cherokee Nations. She will attend Southeast Missouri State University.
Woodlawn High School Kourtney Hodge Kourtney was named an Illinois State Scholar. She received ICCA State Cheerleading 3rd place. She was Senior Class Secretary. She was also FFA Secretary.
Zalma High School Kelsey Whitehead Kelsey was President of her senior class. She was choir vice president. She was devotional leader for FCCLA. She will attend Southeast Missouri State University.
Zeigler-Royalton High School Rachel Elizabeth Hill Rachel was named an Illinois State Scholar. She was vice president of the National Honor Society. She was named to all-conference softball. She received the DAR Good Citizen Award.
Zeigler-Royalton High School Jesse Kays Jesse was named an Illinois State Scholar. He was a member of the National Honor Society. He was on the WYSE Team and was an ALPHA Peer Leader.
Zeigler-Royalton High School Sarah Mikkell Menz Sarah was named an Illinois State Scholar. She was a member of the National Honor Society. She attended Illini Girls State. She served as senior class president and Sharp Club president.

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