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Heartland's Best Students for 2014

HIGH SCHOOL VALEDICTORIAN ACTIVITIES and HONORS
Advance High School Grayson Miles Grayson was class vice president. She was cheer captain and volleyball co-captain. Grayson was also Beta Club secretary.
Arcadia Valley High School Kaitlin Cox Kaitlin participated in volleyball for 4 years and track for 1 year. She also participated in Skills USA. She was a member of the Key Club and served as National Honor Society Treasurer.
Bell City High School Aaron Smith Aaron was named Student of the Year and to the SCAA All Town Team. He was also recognized as an Elks Student of the Month and Male Scholar Athlete.
Bernie High School Brad Freed Brad received the President's award for Academic Execellence and the George Washington Carver Award. HIs team was 2014 District Baseball Champions.
Bloomfield High School
Tim Fox

Tim was named to 1st. Team SCAA All Conference Baseball and was named the SCAA Baseball Conference Player of the year. He was also named to academic all state baseball

Cairo High School Jalecia Elona Purdiman Jalecia was President of the National Honor Society. She received the President's Award. She was also a member of the Beta Club.
Campbell High School Britney Green Britney served as the Future Business Leaders of America President. She was also yearbook editor and Cheerleading Captain.
Cape Central High School Vikas Rudrappa Vikas was on the cross country team. Vikas played in the orchestra. Vikas also played on the tennis team.
Carlisle County High School Melanie Thomas Melanie was a varsity basketball player for 4 years. She was president of the Future Business Leaders of America.
Carurthersville High School Anne Marie Currie Anne served as National Honor Society president and on the student council. She was selected Homecoming Queen. She was also a Missouri Girl's State Delegate.
Century High School
Amanda Cheek

Amanda was Beta Club President and served on the student council. She scored 1000 points in basketball. She was also named IHSA 3pt Queen of the Hill

Century High School
Morgan Atherton

Morgan was named an Illinois State Scholar. She was named to first team AP All-State in basketball. She was also a member of the Beta Club

Chaffee High School
Mackenzie Chapman

Mackenzie was District President and Chapter President of the Future Business Leaders of America. She was also the President of the Student Council

Charleston High School
Haley Manning

Haley was named 2014 Female Athlete of the Year She received 11 Athletic Varsity Letters. She was Key Club President and participated in the 2012 Sophomore Pilgrimage.

Chester High School Bradley Asselmeier Bradley was an Illinois State Scholar. He was named Conference MVP and received All-State Honorable Mention in Football. He also received All-Conference awards in 100m and 200 meter in track.
Clearwater High School Hannah Margaret Rowold Hannah was named to Academic All-State in volleyball, basketball and softball. She attended the Rotary Youth Leadership Academy. She was FBLA president and received 1st in Business Ethics.
Clearwater High School Haley Alcorn Haley was named to academic all state in basketball. She was named to all region, all district and all conference in volleyball. She was also named to all conference in basketball.
Dexter High School Jacob Robinson Jacob was a member of the National Honor Society. He attended Harvard Summer Institute. He also served on Student council
Dongola High School Tiffany Beanland Tiffany was named student of the year for 3 years. She was a member of the Beta Club and the Scholar Bowl.
Doniphan High School Kiera Payne Kiera was named to Missouri All-state choir for 2 years. She received the DHS Female Citizenship Award. She served as the Fellowship of Christian Athletes president.
Doniphan High School Kalli Jane Hill Kalli was a member of Beta club and Student Council. She was named to Academic All-State in Basketball.
Du Quoin High School Sydnie Day Sydnie was named an Illinois State Scholar. Sydnie had perfect attendance for 11 years. Sydnie also won State championship in Hip Hop with the Indianettes.
Du Quoin High School Abigail Myers Abigail was named an Illinois State Scholar. She received the United State Marine Corps Scholastic Excellence Award. She served as vice president of the student council.
Du Quoin High School Collin Dorsey Collin was named an Illinois State Scholar. Collin served as treasurer for the senior class and National Honor Society. Collin was also FBLA Southern Area Treasurer.
Eagle Ridge Christian School Joshua A. Friedrich Joshua attended Missouri Boys State. He was named to MCSAA All-state soccer. He founded a high school Bible study. Joshua will attend Southeast Missouri State University.
East Carter County High School Emily Brooke Neidenberg Emily was on the final four softball team. She was the yearbook editor and cheerleading captain. She was also a member of Student Council, FCA and FBLA.
East Prairie High School Mary Grace Carlyle Mary was a Missouri Girls State Delegate. She served as yearbook editor and Beta Club President. She was also student council vice president and FFA secretary.
East Prairie High School Spencer McGruder Spencer was a Missouri Boy State Delegate. Spencer served as FBLA President. Spencer was a member of student council and Beta Club. Spencer also participated in Science Olympiad.
Egyptian High School Cameron Kent Grueninger Cameron was named an Illinois State Scholar. He was named to the Southern Illinois Society for High School Achievement. He was named to first team all SEC baseball.
Egyptian High School Hannah McClarney Hannah was FFA President. She was named the FFA Most Active Senior.She was Beta Club vice president and student council chairperson. She also received the British Literature Highest Achievement Award.
Egyptian High School Kayde Wood Kayde was vice president and reporter for FFA. She was a member of the Beta Club. She was named to the Southern Illinois Society for High School Achievement.
Eldorado High School Nick Schimp Nick was named an Illinois State Scholar. He was a member of the National Honor Society. Nick was football captain and was named to the 2nd team All conference.
Elverado High School Alicen Faye Khoo-Torres Alicen had perfect attendance all 4 years of high school. She was president of FCCLA. She was also a Youth to Washington Finalist.
Frankfort Community High School Olivia Sullivan Olivia was named an Illinois State Scholar. She was class treasurer for 4 years. She was scholar Bowl captain. She was also voted "Most Likely to Succeed".
Frankfort Community High School Garrett Yadro Garrett was a member of the Student council.
Fredericktown High School Morgan Kopitsky Morgan was named to Missouri All State Choir. She was captian of the high school dance team for 3 years. She was also first-runner up in the 2014 Azalea Queen Scholarshp Pageant.
Greenville R-2 High School Bailey Faries Bailey received basketball and volleyball athletic awards. She was a member of Beta Club, FCCLA, National Honor Society, Spanish Club and Pep Club.
Holcomb High School Derek Goodman Derek was Beta Club vice president and senior class president. He was a FBLA PSA Missouri Finalist. He was also a member of FFA. Derek will attend Southeast Missouri State University.
Jackson High School Sam Lowes Samuel was named to Missouri Scholars 100 and the Missouri Scholars Academy. He attended Missouri Boys state. He was a member the National Honor Society and Youth United Way. He was named to all-state band in percussion.
Leopold High School Kacie Hampton Kacie was Beta Club president and Senior Class president. She received Glory of Missouri Awards for Virtue, Liberty, Honor and Fraternity. She also served as Business Club President. Kacie will attend Southeast Missouri State University.
Malden High School Darren Green Charles served as the Missouri and National Beta Club president for 2013-2014. He was selected to all District, conference and state baseball his junior year.
Marion High School Carsen Cash Carsen was a track and field state qualifier in triple jump and 300m hurdles. He was named to scholar bowl all-conference and all-sectional. He also received basketball All-South 7 conference honorable mention.
Meadow Heights High School Ryan Foltz Ryan was the Hagan Scholarship Foundation Winner. He received his state FFA degree. He was also the recipient of the Southeast Sportscare Sportsmanship Award.
Meadow Heights High School Ashlee Long Ashlee was Beta club Reporter. She was played varsity softball and was cheerleading captain. She also served as class treasurer and drum majorette. Ashlee will attend Southeast Missouri State University.
Meridian High School Alexxus Janele Blake Alexxus served as Beta Club Treasurer. Alexxus was awarded the Daughters of the Revolution Scholarship. Alexxus will be join the United States Army.
Naylor High School Carleigh Elizabeth Lane Carleigh's softball team placed 2nd in state. She was named to Academic all State in softball for 4 years. She was president of several clubs. She also participated in Speech club.
Neelyville High School Kenna Sheppard Kenna served as FBLA District 20 secretary and chapter vice president. She was cheerleading co-captain and Beta Club president. She also served as class vice president and yearbook editor.
New Madrid County Central Daniel Manley Daniel was class president. He served as vice president of the student council and captain of the Academic Team. He was also National Honor Society Treasurer. Daniel will attend the United State Air Force Academy.
New Madrid County Central Audra Lane Porter Audra was class vice president. She served as secretary of the student council and captain of the Cheer team. She was also National Honor Society vice president and FBLA reporter.
New Madrid County Central Mary Clara Hayes Mary served as treasurer of the student council and captain of the Cheer team. She was also National Honor Society president and FBLA Secretary.
Notre Dame Regional High School Abby Ritter Abby participated in Spanish Honor Society. She went to state with Scholar Bowl. She also was in several plays and help build the theater sets.
Oak Ridge High School Audrey Hunt Audrey was class president and Student council president. She was named to all-conference in Softball. She was also pep club president and received the math award for 4 years.
Oran High School Jessica Westrich Jessica was class treasurer for 3 years. She also served as the Future Business Leaders of America treasurer and vice president. Jessica will attend Southeast Missouri State University.
Perryville High School Jaret Kluender Jaret was a member of the Missouri All State Choir. He received the Evelyn Hinni Language Arts award. His team earned the district title in soccer.
Pinckneyville High School
Danielle Bruns

Danielle was named an Illinois State Scholar. She was also a Prairie State Scholar. She was a member of the Beta Club

Poplar Bluff High School Allison Sarah Huskey Alison won districts in Academic team for 2 years. She was the secretary of the student council and National Honor Society. She qualified for state in cross country for 2 years.
Puxico High School Hannah Jane Foriester Hannah was president of the Beta club. She also served as class treasurer. She was named an Elks Student of the Month. She received acadmic awards in science, algebra, trignometry, art, social studies and English.
Red Bud High School Joshua DeRousse Joshua was named an Illinois State Scholar. He served as president of the science club. He was name Student of the month. He also received a Prairie State Achievement Award.
Richland High School
Kayla Uhles

Kayla was senior class president and Chapter FFA president. She was named an Elks Student of the Month. Kayla will be attending Southeast Missouri State University

Risco High School Rebecca Hayes Rebecca attended Missouri Girls State. She was an FBLA state finalist and FCCLA state finalist. She served as class president. She was named to softball all-conference for 4 years.
Saxony Lutheran High School Danielle Childers Danielle had lead roles in the Drama Club performances. She was senior class president. She was also a member of the All-District Choir and All-District Honors Orchestra.
Scott City High School Aimee Lathum Aimee was class president. She was also president of the National Honor Society. She placed first at Science Olympiad. She was also vice president of FBLA. Aimee will attend Southeast Missouri State University
Scott County Central
Mikaela Blissett

Mikaela was a member of the FBLA, FCCLA and Beta Clubs. She was on the yearbook staff. She also played varsity basketball

Shawnee High School Brittny Williams Brittny was vice president of Beta Club. She served as a cheerleader for 4 years. She received the principal's award. Brittny will attend Southeast Missouri State University
Sikeston High School David Burch David attended the Missouri Scholars Academy. He served as Speech and Debate President. He served as a Missouri Boys state senator. He was also named to all-district honors orchestra.
South Iron High School Bethanie Barnes Bethanie was named to Academic All State for Volleyball and Basketball. She also received the President's Academic Excellence Award for 4 years.
South Iron High School De'Auna Prater De'Anna served as FBLA District 12 President. She was senior Beta Club president. She also received a scholar athlete award. De'Anna will attend Southeast Missouri State University
Southern Reynolds County High School Spencer Blake Price Spencer was senior class president. He served as beta club president. He was name to all-conference baseball. He also served as Chess Club secretary.
St. Mary High School Justin Lang Justin served as class vice president. He was a member of the National Honor Society. He was a member of the Student Senate and captain of the varsity soccer team.
St. Vincent High School Casey Unterreiner Casey was secretary of the National Honor Society. She achieved 2nd team all-state in softball. She was named an Ellks Student of the Month.
Ste. Genevieve High School Mackenzie Lynn Roth Mackenzie was FCA President for 3 years. She was named an Elks Student of the Month. She was also a member of the National Honor Society and dance team.
Steeleville High School Mackenzie Grefe Mackenzie was named an Illinois State Scholar. She a member of the National Honor Society She was a member of the Varsity Golf team. She also attended Ilini Girls State.
Thomas W. Kelly High School Rocky Walker, III Rocky attended FCA Summit. Rocky scored the first touchdown in the history of his school's football program. He also borke the school record for the 800m at the state track meet.
Trico High School Kourtney Bunselmeyer Kourtney was named an Illinois State Scholar. She was a member of the National Honor Society. She was received the outstanding senior female athlete award.
Trico High School Brennen Huseman Brennen was named an Illinois State Scholar. He was a member of the National Honor Society. He was a member of the WYSE team.
Twin Rivers High School Luke Voyles Luke received 3rd place in National Beta competition in social studies. He was a 3 time state champ. He led the school to district and sectional championships in Quiz Bowl.
Van Buren High School Hailey Burnham Hailey was a member of the Student Council and Beta club. She received all-conference and all-district honorable mention for softball.
Waltonville High School Claire Pytlinski Claire was named an Illinois State Scholar. She was Section 21 FFA Officer. She was a Horatio-Alger Scholar. She was first place winner in District Rotary "4-way test speech contest"
Woodland High School Taylor Barks Taylor received the Glory of Missouri Award in Virtue of Knowledge. She was an MSU Commonwealth Honors Academy Graduate.
Zalma High School Emily Davis Emily was named to All State Choir. She attended the FCCLA Leadership Conference. She was named to all-conference softball team and All-tournament volleyball team.



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