Heartland's Best Students for 2011

High School Valedictorian Honors and Activities                  
Advance High School Jonathan Howard Beal Jonathan participated in the Missouri Leadership Seminar and Sophomore Pilgrimage. He was named a DAR good citizen and Elks Student of the Month.                  
Anna Jonesboro High School Elise Wheaton Elise was in the Elite Eight in Volleyball her Senior Year. She served as FBLA President. She did the choreography for 'Aida". She was also a LEDA Scholar.                  
Arcadia Valley High School Hailey Vaughn Hailey was a homecoming candidate and named Prom queen. She served as  National Honor Society President. She was also a member of the dance squad.                  
Bell City High School Alexandra Eakin Alexandra was a beta club national qualifier in English. She was a member of the final four volleyball team and academic team. She will attend Southeast Missouri State University.                  
Benton Consolidated High School Sara Barnett Sara was a member of the Murray State Honor Choir. She was also president of the National Honor Society and a state qualifier at WYSE in English & Math.                  
Benton Consolidated High School Landon Stewart Landon was named an Illiniois State Scholar. He was named twice to the Illinois Football Coaches All-State Academic Team. He was also named to the All South Football Team.                  
Benton Consolidated High School Jessica Colbert Jessica was named an Illiniois State Scholar. She was scholar bowl captain and vice president of the Foreign Language club. She was also a member of the National Honor Society.                  
Bismarck High School Heather Barton Heather served vice president of student council and president of the National Honor Society. She was also a Mineral Area Elks Scholarship Winner.                  
Bloomfield High School Andrew Yeakey Andrew served as class president. He was basketbll district champ cameraman. He received an A+ scholarship.                  
Campbell High School Tiffany Morgan Tiffany was involved in journalism. She was a member of Beta and FBLA.                  
Cape Central High School Noor Wadi Noor helped found the club Co-Exist to promote understanding and tolerance for different cultures and religions. She was a National Merit Finalist.                  
Carlisle County High School Grace Jasmine Garnett Grace attended the Governor's Scholar Program. She served as student body vice president and vice president of FBLA.                  
Carrier Mills-Stonefort High School Victoria Bailey Victoria served as class president for 3 years. She was one of the top students at Engineering Days. She also placed 1st in Woodland management Essay contest.                  
Carterville High School Hannah Wood Hannah was named to the IHSA All-State Academic Team. She was an Illinois Music Educators Associatin All-State Violinist. She was also named homecoming queen.                  
Century High School Brianna Patrice Wooten Brianna served as yearbook editor. She was a memberf of the beta club. She was recognized as top student in chemistry, biology and geometry.                  
Chaffee High School Randi Wiley Randi was cheerleading captain and cross country captain. She also played basketball. She was an FBLA national competitor.                  
Charleston High School Madeline Jane Burke Madeline was on the tennis team. She was a member of National Honor Society, Key Club and Future Teachers of America.                  
Chester High School Laura B. Leifer Laura was named an Illinois State Scholar. She had lead role in school play. She was president of NHS. Laura will attend Southeast Missouri State University.                  
Chester High School Brandon Straight Brandon was named an Illinois State Scholar. He received 2nd at WYSE sectionals in chemistry. He was a 3-sport athlete.                  
Christopher High School Alex Boner Alex was named an Illiniois State Scholar and was a member of the National Honor Society. Alex was also on the WYSE team.                  
Christopher High School Brittany Lynn Hammonds Brittany was named an Illiniois State Scholar. She was on the WYSE & Math Team and Scholar Bowl. She also served as National Honor Society Secretary and Class vice president.                  
Clarkton High School Heather King                    
Clearwater High School Kory Vance Kory took a mission trip to Haiti. He was a candidate for state Beta Secretary. He served as chapter Beta president and was a TATU leader.                  
Clearwater High School Jessica Burress Jessica was President of the National Honor Society. She also served as Beta vice president and FBLA secretary.                  
Crab Orchard High School Shauna Renee Anderson Shauna was FFA Secretary. She was Student council president and FCA vice president. She was also named a scholar athlete                  
Delta C-7 High School Weston Michael Wayne Blankenship Weston was a Boys State Delegate. He received the DAR Good Citizenship Award. He also recived first place in District 16 FBLA Public Speaking contest. Weston will attend Southeast Missouri State University.                  
Delta C-7 High School Matthew Middleton Matthew was on the newspaper/yearbook staff. He served as class treasurer and on the student council. Matthew will attend Southeast Missouri State University.                  
Delta C-7 High School Samantha Baylor Samantha participated in Missouri Girls State. She served as president of FCCLA. She also was the school newspaper editor.                  
Delta High School Lisa Henderson Lisa served as an FFA officer for 3 years and received the State FFA Degree. She was a state cross country qualifier.                  
Dexter High School Catherine Lee Kinchen Catherine was named to Missouri Scholars Academy and to the Missouri Top 100. She attended Missouri Girls State.                  
Dongola High School Dakota Cummins                    
Du Quoin High School Matthew M. Mason Matthew was named an Illinois State Scholar. He was a four year scholarship key recipient. Matthew will attend Southeast Missouri State University.                  
Du Quoin High School Linnea Kay Cheek Linnea was named an Illiniois State Scholar. She was Key scholarship recipient for 4 year. She served as drum major and NHS President.                  
Eagle Ridge Christian School Amy Cunningham Amy was a finalist in the Missouri Music Teacher's Associatino state piano competition. She won 5 medals at the math field day held at Southeast Missouri State University. Amy will attend Southeast Missouri State University.                  
East Prairie High School Ashley Medina Ashley served as District 16 FBLA vice president. She received the Partrick S. Gilmore Band award and the DAR Good Citizen Award Ashley will attend Southeast Missouri State University.                  
Egyptian High School Lindsey Rae Vaughn Lindsey served on the Student council. She was a member of the softball team and Senior Beta Club. She also received a Creative Writing award.                  
Elverado High School Jessica Ann Davis Jessica was named an Illiniois State Scholar. She was also received the Southern Illinois Society for High Achievement Award.                  
Elverado High School Adrienne Hardwig Adrienne was named an Illiniois State Scholar.She recived the Good Citizen Award. She also received a Bausch and Lobm Service Award and the Outstanding service award.                  
Frankfort Community High School Shawna Talluto Shawna served as Aplha President. She was a member of the National Honor Society. She was also a WYSE team member.                  
Gideon High School Slayton Boone Slayton served as senior class president and student government president. Slayton was also National honor Society president and president of Fellowship of Christian Athletes.                  
Greenville R-2 High School Aaron Lynn Swinger Aaron joined the Tech Corp. Aaron helped to start YEA! Aaron was also the first in his class to complete the accounting classes.                  
Hayti High School Ja'Lesa Cooper Ja'Lesa was FBLA parliamentarian. She served as vice president of the FCCLA. She was on the all-district volleyball team. She also served as president of Team Spirit                  
Holcomb High School Layne Ivy Layne received the FFA State Farmer Degree. He was a representative to Missouri Boys State. He also served as senior class president and Beta club president.                  
Jackson High School Alex Harris Alex served as varsity scholar bowl captain. He received the Mathematics award and AP Biology Award. He also received the Sons of liberty award.                  
Joppa High School Tori Meyer Tori was named an Illiniois State Scholar. She served as Rotary Interact Club president. She also received a Wendy's high school Heisman award.                   
Kelly High School Kevin Tew Kevin Tew achieved the rank of Eagle Scout. He was on the basketball and baseball teams. He was also vice president of Beta Club.                  
Kennett High School Alexandra Brown Alexandra served as National Honor Society president. She was also student body president and senior class president                  
Lake County High School Tara Lynn Rogers Tara received a Student Athlete Award. She was a member of the student council and beta club. She was also class vice president                  
Leopold High School Kristie Thiele Kristie was a member of Beta Club. She was senior stand manager. She was editor of the yearbook. Kristie will attend Southeast Missouri State University.                  
Lesterville High School Evan Stewart Evan was the 6th child in his family to be named valedictorian. He will attend Southeast Missouri State University.                  
Malden High School Katherine E. Krupinski Katherine was accepted into Quad-state choir for 2 years. She won 2nd place in the creative writing competition at the National Beta Convention. She is an assistant soccer coach in the Malden Soccer League                  
Marquand-Zion High School Ethan Mudd Ethan  was on the honor roll for all 4 years. Ethan will attend Southeast Missouri State University.                  
Meadow Heights High School Megan Alexis Davis Megan received the Missouri State Citizenship Award. She was a member of the Beta Club and her church's youth group. She was also in varsity volleyball.                  
Meridian High School Jamarah Durham Jamarah was named an Illiniois State Scholar. She was a cheerleader. She was also in Beta Club and on the Student Council.                  
Mount Vernon Township High School Erika Zinke Erika was named an Illiniois State Scholar. She was a football and basketball cheerleader. She served as president of Sub Debs. She was also a member of the National Honor Society.                  
Naylor High School Ethan Lynn Woolard Ethan was a member of FFA and Choir. He played basketball and baseball. He was a delegate to Missouri Boys State. He also served as Sr. Beta Club president.                  
Neelyville High School Alexandra Hogan Alexandra was Senior Beta Club president and Spanish Club vice president. She played basketball and softball. She was also yearbook editor.                  
New Madrid County Central Terroztremayne Henderson Terroztremayne was senior class vice president. She was basketball homecoming queen. She was on the student council. Terroztremayne will attend  Southeast Missouri State University.                  
New Salem Baptist Marti Poole Marti was on the state winning volleyball and basketball team.She will receive a full athletic scholarship.                  
Notre Dame Regional High School William Kyle Brost William was named to the Missouri Top 100 Scholars. He was a member of the National Honor Society. He attended Missouri Boys State.                  
Notre Dame Regional High School Laura Rose Schaefer Laura was founder of the Grow with God Garden Club. She was president of the French Club. She plans to attend Southeast Missouri State University.                  
Oak Ridge High School Ethan Siemer Ethan was class treasurer. He was a member of FBLA, NHS and Pep Club. Ethan will attend Southeast Missouri State University.                  
Pinckneyville High School Meredith Ramsey Meredith was named an Illinois State Scholar. She was a class officer. She also served as vice president of the National Honor Society.                  
Pope County High School Taylor Knotts Taylor was named an Illiniois State Scholar. She received Prairie State Achievement Award in Reading and Science. She also received a John Philip Sousa Band Award.                  
Portageville High School Claire Jones Claire was captain of the cheer squad. She was vice president of her senior class. She was also president of Beta Club.                  
Puxico High School Lindsey Martin Lindsey performed at State Beta Club convention. She was FCS President. She was also named and Elks Club student of the month.                  
Richland High School Parker Evans Parker served as class president. Parker was named to all-district golf. Parker also ran for State Beta Office.                  
Risco High School Sierra Earnheart Sierra served as Beta president. She was first team all-conference in volleyball and softball. She was also a member of FCA and FBLA.                  
Saxony Lutheran High School Lucy Gage Lucy was a member of the National Honor Society. She was on the varsity swim team, track and cross country. She was editor of the school newspaper.                  
Scott City High School Stacey Ann Heisserer Stacey served as National Honor Society President. Her basketball team was district and sectional champions. She was named basketball homecoming queen. Stacey will attend Southeast Missouri State University.                  
Scott County Central High School Blake Pobst Blake was on the 2010 and 2011 state basketball champion teams. He particpated in FCCLA, Band and History Club Blake will attend Southeast Missouri State University.                  
Sesser-Valier High School Alan James DelBene Alan was named an Illiniois State Scholar. He was treasurer of the Student Council. He was also a member of the National Honor Society and Fellowship of Christian Athletes.                  
Shawnee High School Shaylin Goins Shaylin was varsity cheerleading captain. She was a VFW Voice of Democracy champion. She was recognized as most outstanding band member.                  
Sikeston High School Samuel Polivick Samuel was named to the Missouri Top 100 Scholars. She was the marching band trumpet section leader. She also got a 1-rating at State Music Contest for Trumpet Solo.                  
South Iron High School Renae Middleton Renae was a member of the Class 1 district championship basketball team. She was named to Black River League All conference in Basketball and volleyball.                  
St. Vincent High School Dominic Jeffrey Haertling Dominic participated in school musicals for 4 years. He attended Missouri Boys State. He also played football.                  
Ste. Genevieve High School Laura Rhones Laura was named to academic all-state for basketball and volleyball. She was a member of the National Honor Society. She was a member of Student Council. She also served as basketball and volleyball captain.                  
Steeleville High School Jill Winkelman Jill was named an Illiniois State Scholar. She was also named to the IHSA All State Academic Team. She was a member of the National Honor Society.                  
Steeleville High School Nicholas Ryan Potter Nicholas was named an Illiniois State Scholar. He played basketball and baseball. He was also a member of the National Honor Society and Science Club President                  
Twin Rivers High School Abby Gale Acre Abby was senior class president and Beta president. She was a presidentail volunteer award recipient. She was also in FBLA.                  
Twin Rivers High School Laith Harrison Pride Laith was a member of the Student council. She was also a member of Beta club.                  
Twin Rivers High School Crista Dillinger Crita played varsity basketball for 4 years. She served as Beta Club and FBLA Reporter. She was recognized as a student of the month.                  
Valle High School Elizabeth McClure Elizabeth was captain of the state volleyball champion team. She was also captain of the dance/drill team. She served as National Honor Society President.                   
Van Buren High School Kristopher Holland Kristopher was in Beta Club and Science club. He was also in FBLA. He was on the yearbook staff. He also served as Senior class vice president.                  
Waltonville High School Megan Kash Megan was a cheerleader. She also served as a DARE mentor. She has been accepted in a nursing program.                  
Westview High School Tony Tang Hao partcipated in the Tennessee Governor's Academy. He will be participating at the National History Competition in Maryland. He placed third in a string competition as a violinist.                  
Woodland High School Hayden Mayfield Hayden attended Missouri Innovation Academy. He was president of Woodland BETA club. He received letters in baseball and cross country. Hayden will attend Southeast Missouri State University.                  
Woodlawn High School Josh Wiggs Josh was named an Illiniois State Scholar. He was a member of the student council and beta club. He team placed 2nd and 3rd in state in basketball.                  
Zalma High School Stefanie Slemmer Stefanie was a member of FCCLA. She was on the first Zalma softball team. She was also in Beta Club. Stefanie will attend Southeast Missouri State University.                  
Zalma High School Justin Thomas Stotts Justin made all region basektball team, scoring over 1750 points during his high school career. He was also named to All Southeast Missouri and BA All Star basketball teams.                   
Zeigler-Royalton High School Bobbi Moskoff Bobbi was named an Illiniois State Scholar. She was class vice president. She was a also a member of the National Honor Society and Science Club president.