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Heartland's Best Students for 2013

HIGH SCHOOL VALEDICTORIAN ACTIVITIES and HONORS
Advance High School Ethan Barr Ethan was class Vice President. He was selected for MBCA All State Basketball. He served as History Club president. Ethan will attend Southeast Missouri State University.
Anna Jonesboro High School Kailey Denny Kailey was named an Illinois State Scholar. She participated in Youth to Springfield and Washington. She wasn National Honor Society President
Bernie High School Landon Woods Landon received a National Scholar Athlete Award. He was Student Council President and a member of the Beta Club.
Bloomfield High School Travis Phillips Travis served as president of the Senior Class, FFA and Beta Club. He was named to Academic All-State in Baseball and Basketball.
Cairo Jr./Sr. High School Shatoyria Jangjirawat Shatoyria was named an Illinois State Scholar. Shatoyria was a member of Beta Club and National Honor Society.
Campbell High School Hailey Thompson Hailey served FBLA president . She was also Class Vice President and Beta Vice President. Hailey will attend Southeast Missouri State University.
Cape Central High School Joshua David Sander Joshua was a National FBLA Leadership Conference competitor. He was a Missouri Top 100 Scholar. He was also Beta Club President.
Carlisle County High School Chaney Mycrae Brown  
Carurthersville High School Alyssa Counce Alyssa was Mathematics Club President. She served as National Honor Society Vice president. She was also Student Council/Student body secretary.
Century High School Cordon Trey Hight Cordon was named an Illinois State Scholar. He was named to All South Egyptian conference baseball and basketball. He was also a member of Beta Club and the Student Council.
Chaffee High School Erica Welter Erica was Beta Club president. She was FBLA Public Relations Officer. Erica will attend Southeast Missouri State University.
Charleston High School Tyler Karnes Tyler attended Missouri Boys State. He was student organizer of The Storytellers. He was vice president of National Honor Society and President of Key Club.
Chester High School Casey Venable Casey was named an Illinois State Scholar. He had been named MVP of Football in 2011, and his football team was undefeated in 2012. He was named to Black Diamond All Conference in Baseball. 
Chester High School Andrea Wagner Andrea was named an Illinois State Scholar.  She attended Illinois Girls State. She was a Girl Scout. She was also a member of the National Honor Society.
Clearwater High School Kyra Garrison Kyra was on the BA Sports Volleyball Team. She was named to all-state academic basketball. She was an FBLA State Finalist in Emerging Business.
Clearwater High School Andy Johnson Andy attended Missouri Leadership Summit. He helped start FCA at his school. He also participated in the World Changers Mission Program.
Clearwater High School Tyler Ruble Tyler was senior class Treasurere. He was also a m ember of Beta Club, FBLA and the National Honor Society. Tyler will attend Southeast Missouri State University.
Crab Orchard High School Lucas Laningham Lucas was named an Illinois State Scholar. He was president of the Strategic Studies club. He was also in Scholar Bowl and a WYSE medalist.
Delta High School Kolton Benoit Kolton placed first in mathematics and computer science at the Regional Science Fair. He was president of FBLA for 3 years and vice president of National Honor Society. Kolton will attend Southeast Missouri State University.
Dexter High School Jessica Loflin Jessica attended Missouri Girl's State. She was a member of the National Honor Society. She was also a member of the National Wild Turkey Federation. Jessica will attend Southeast Missouri State University.
Dongola High School Tyler Eddleman Tyler was named an Illinois State Scholar. He was FFA President and Beta Club President. He also served as Class President.
Eagle Ridge Christian School Hannah Hess Hannah served as Cheer Captain, Soccer Captain and Volleyball Captain. She was named to 1st Team All state in both basketball and volleyball. Hannah will attend Southeast Missouri State University.
East Carter County High School John Austin Carter John served as student council president and Senior Beta Club president. He was also a member of Fellowship of Christian Athletes.
East Prairie High School Rachel Skelton Rachel was District 16 FBLA Treasurer. She placed fifth place in dynamic Planet at Science Olympiad State. She was first chair flute in all-division Band.
Egyptian High School Jimberlea Bledsoe Jimberlea played volleyball and was the president of Senior Beta Club, secretary of student council, vice-president of FCCLA, treasurer of FFA, and played piccolo in the marching band.
Ellington High School Frances Price Frances was senior class treasurer. Frances was on a LifeSmarts team that placed 2nd at state. Frances also participated in cross country.
Elverado High School Cierrah Olmsted Cierrah was named an Illinois State Scholar. She was a member of the Beta Club. She was also a Passages Hospice Volunteer.
Elverado High School Crystal Williams Crystal was named an Illinois State Scholar. She was a Horatio Alger scholar. She was also a Southern Illinois Society for High School Achievemtn Honoree.
Frankfort Community High School Evan Keller Evan was named an Illinois State Scholar. He participated on the baseball and basketball teams. 
Fulton City High School Victoria Leigh Seng Victoria participated in the Governor's Scholars program. She was president of Y-Club. She was captain of the academic team. She had lead roles in musicals both her Jr. and Sr. year.
Greenville R-2 High School Brooke Shearrer Brooke was a Bear Ambassador. She was a member of the French Club and FCCLA. She served as Beta Club Vice President. 
Hardin County High School Dylan Moore Dylan was named an Illinois State Scholar. He was president of the National Honor Society. He served as secretay/treasurer of Student Council. He was co-captain of the baseball team.
Heath High School Elizabeth Jerrell Elizabeth was a Kentucky Governor Scholar. She was selected to be Ms. Heath High school. She was president of the National Honor Society.
Jackson High School Danielle Daume Danielle played varsity basketball for 3 years and varsity soccer for 4 years. She was a member of the student council and National Honor Society. She has signed to play basketball in college.
Johnston City High School Trevor Stanley Trevor placed first in state in WYSE Math. He also had multiple top placings in Math Team. He was also was an All-sectional Scholar Bowl member.
Leopold High School Joseph Elfrink Joseph placed 3rd in Math in Senior Beta at state and will compete at Nationals. He was president of the Beta Club. He also played basketball and baseball.
Malden High School Christa D.J Acup Christa participated in the theatrical category at History Day competition. She was a member of Beta Club. She was selected as Miss MHS.
Marion High School Kyle Mitchell Kyle was named an Illinois State Scholar. He was a member of the National Honor Society. He was also a member of the Spanish Honor Society.
Massac County High School Ethan A. Schulte Ethan was named an Illinois State Scholar. He was varsity basketball captain and Mu Alpha Theta President. He was served as National Honor Society Individual Projects Officer.
Meadow Heights High School Erin Welker Erin attended Missouri Scholars Academy and Missouri Girls State. She was drum majorette and Beta Club President. Erin will attend Southeast Missouri State University.
Meridian High School Brittany LaShae Johnson Brittany was named an Illinois State Scholar. She was a cheerleader and served as president of the Student Council. Brittany will attend Southeast Missouri State University.
New Madrid County Central Catherine White Catherine was an FBLA National Leadership Conference competitor. She served as FBLA president. She received the Renaissance Eagle Award. Catherine will attend Southeast Missouri State University.
Notre Dame Regional High School Matthew Thompson Matthew had a novel, "Moonlight" published. She was 2nd chair flutist in All-State orchestra. He was named to the Missouri Top 100 Scholars.
Oak Ridge High School Ethan Seyer Ethan was a Mo-Dot bridge building champion.He received numerous cross country awards including being named 3 times to all-state. Ethan will attend Southeast Missouri State University.
Perryville High School Tyler Holland Tyler was a national FFA Convention delegate. Tyler was a member of Southeast Missouri State University Honor Band. Tyler was drumline Captain.
Pinckneyville High School Shersty Stanton Shersty went on a mission trip to Haiti. She participated in cross country and softball. She was also class president and a drum major.
Poplar Bluff High School Austin McWilliams Austin was named best actor at Missouri one-act play competition. He received 11 superior "1" ratings at State Music Festival. He was also Beta Club president for 2 years.
Portageville High School Jenna Hawkins Jenna was president of the Class of 2013, FBLA, National Honor Society and Beta Club. She was selected all-district, all-region, academic all-state and conference player of the year in softball.
Puxico High School Kelly Gillock Kelly was a 3-year state officer for Missouri FCCLA. Her Beta Club Quiz Bowl Team was ranked nationally and will compete again this year. She also served as Fellowship of Christian Student's president for 2 years.
Richland High School Kelly Motta Kelly was an A+ tutor. She placed 3rd in spelling at Missouri Beta Convention. She was also named an Elks Student of the Month.
Risco High School Hunter Knight Hunter was Beta Club President. Hunter received 1st place at Missouri State History Day. Hunter was part of the District 4 varsity basketball championship team. Hunter will attend Southeast Missouri State University.
Saxony Lutheran High School Clayton Andrew Fristche Clayton was a member of the National Honor Society. He participated in Small Group Ministry. He was also a member of his Church Youth Group.
Saxony Lutheran High School Rachael Caroline Gruenwald  
Saxony Lutheran High School Zachary Vogel Zachary participated in Missouri Scholars Academy. He went on band tours to Chicago and New Orleans. His team also won the Class 2 state Scholar Bowl Tournament.
Scott City High School Alexis Jordon Spriggs Alexis served as senior class president. She was a 2 time softball conference player of the year and 4-year academic all -state softball player.
Shawnee High School Ashley Ballance Ashley was named an Illinois State Scholar. Ashley served as yearbook editor. She also was a member of FBLA & Beta Club. Ashley will attend Southeast Missouri State University.
Sikeston High School Jasmine Adams Jasmine served as drum major. She was co-editor of the Bulldog Barker. She participated in band and choir.
South Iron High School Emily Grace McCaig Emily played on the varsity volleyball team. She was named to academic all-state for volleyball. She served as senior beta club president. She graduated high school with 47 college credit hours.
St. Mary High School Lydia McManus Lydia was a 2012 Governor's Scholar. She served as senior class president. She also served as National Honor Society secretary. She was a KY representative at World Leadership Congress.
St. Vincent High School Jonathan Meinhardt Jonathan was captain of the cross country team which he helped start. He won the Arch Diocesan essay contest.
Ste. Genevieve High School Rachael Palmer Rachael had perfect attendance from kindergarten through 12th grade. She was Missouri FCCLA state vice President of Public Relations. She also served as National Honor Society President.
Steeleville High School Alex Armstrong Alex was named an Illinois State Scholar. She was cheerleading captain. She attended Illinois Girls State. She also served as National Honor Society President.
Thomas W. Kelly High School Amy Tew Amy served as vice-president of Beta Club and FFA. She played on her school's Inaugural soccer team. 
Thompsonville High School Jessica Murphy Jessica received the highest average in dual credit English. She also received the American Legion Award and the Masonic Lodge math award.
Trico High School Klayton Bunselmeyer Klayton was named an Illinois State Scholar. He was FBLA president and senior class vice president. He also was basketball and baseball co-captain.
Trico High School Jeremiah Froemling Jeremiah was named an Illinois State Scholar. He was a member of the WYSE team and Scholar Bowl. He also served as Junior Marshal.
Trico High School Lauren Hoyt Lauren was named an Illinois State Scholar. She was selected homecoming queen. She was the 3rd National trap shooting ladies Champion. She was also a member of the National Honor Society.
Trico High School Mikayla Korando Mikayla was named an Illinois State Scholar. She was cheerleading senior captain. She was a mber of the National Honor Society and WYSE team.
Twin Rivers High School Dylan Barker Dylan was FFA vice president. He received awards in FFA for horse judging and poultry judging. He was FBLA vice president and received awards for business calculations and parliamentary procedure. He was also a member of Beta Club and SEMO 4-H Rodeo.
Van Buren High School Eric Dazey Eric attended Missouri Boys State. He served as student council president. He was also vice President of FBLA. He was also a member of the Scholar Bowl
Van Buren High School Dixie Duncan Dixie participated in cross country and basketball. She was on the academic team and a member of Senior Beta. Dixie will attend Southeast Missouri State University.
Van Buren High School Breanna R. Towner Breanna served as senior class secretary. She was FBLA parliamentarian. She was also a member of Senior Beta.
Woodland High School Cassidy Sawyer Cassidy was FFA President. She was accepted into Mizzou's mini medical school camp. She received cross country all region honorable mention. Cassidy will attend Southeast Missouri State University.
Zeigler-Royalton High School Christopher A. Walter Christopher achieved the rank of Eagle Scout. He was Science Club President. He was also 4-H Federation President. 
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