REEDSVILLE — Members of the Eastern High School Class of 2017 were recognized for their academic and athletic achievements during the annual Senior Awards Ceremony held on Thursday in the high school gymnasium.
Principal Shawn Bush presented medals to be worn during the graduation ceremony to the Top 10 of the Class of 2017.
The Top 10 students are (in order from 1 to 10) Katelyn Nicole Edwards (valedictorian), Laura Elizabeth Pullins (salutatorian), Jett Pratt Facemyer, Taylor Dawn Parker, Jessica Sharon Coleman, Alia Grace Hayes, Meghan Hope Short, Taylynn Faith Rockhold, Clayton Wayne Ritchie and Hannah Dawn Bailey.
Students to receive honors diplomas are Katelyn Edwards, Jett Facemyer, Alia Hayes, Laura Pullins, Clayton Ritchie, Taylynn Rockhold, and Meghan Short.
Below is a list of awards, scholarships and other recognitions presented to the Class of 2017 on Thursday morning.
University of Rio Grande Jake Bapst Scholarship, two years tuition — Jessica Coleman
Ohio Department of Transportation Ben Manley Scholarship, $6,600 — Katelyn Edwards
Washington State Community College, Washington State Scholars Award, $8,400 — Gracie Roush
Hills Classic Car Show, $1,000 — Sabrina Lauer
Justin Hill Memorial Scholarship, $500 each — Jordan Chadwell and Taylynn Rockhold
Kevin Fick Scholarship, $1,000 each — Katlyn Barber, Taylor Parker, Taylynn Rockhold, and Jeremiah Martindale
Eastern Local Board of Education Scholarships (each for four years, except white is two years) — Valedictorian: Katelyn Edwards, $550; Salutatorian: Laura Pullins, $450; Green: Jett Facemyer, $425; White: Gracie Roush, $350.
Bill and Wilma Williams Scholarship, $750 each for four years — Matthew Frank and Corbett Catlett
Bill Call Scholarship, $2,100 — Taylynn Rockhold
Lewis-Parker Scholarship, $1,062.50 each — Clayton Ritchie and Katelyn Edwards
Ohio Valley Electric Company Kyger Creek Science Scholarship, $350 — Taylor Parker
Eichinger Family Scholarship, $2,500 — Makenna McGrath
Chester Alumni Scholarship, $500 each — Hannah Bailey, Matthew Frank and Taylor Parker
Eastern Local Education Association Scholarship, $500 each — Katlyn Barber and Alia Hayes
OPASE Scholarship, $125 each — Jeremiah Martindale and Laura Pullins
Eastern Music Boosters Scholarship, $500 each — Corbett Catlett and Jeremiah Martindale
American Red Cross Scholarship, $250 each — Katelyn Edwards and Makenna McGrath
Ohio University Signature Award — Katelyn Edwards, $7,000; Clayton Ritchie, $2,000
Holzer Science Award, $300 — Katelyn Edwards
Muskingum University Scholarship, more than $10,000 — Hannah Bailey
Tuppers Plains VFW Post 9053, $335 — Matthew Frank
Chester Volunteer Fire Department, Outstanding Junior Member — Katelyn Edwards
Academic and Scholastic recognition
Student Council — Katlyn Barber, Jordan Chadwell, Jeremiah Martindale, Gary Blankenship (vice president) and Corbett Catlett (president)
National Honor Society — Hannah Bailey, Jessica Coleman, Taylynn Rockhold, Gracie Roush, Meghan Short, Katelyn Edwards (historian), Alia Hayes (treasurer), Laura Pullins (secretary), Taylor Parker (vice president), and Jett Facemyer (president)
Seniors to wear red cords during graduation for donating blood three times during high school — Grace Adams, Amber Holland and Makenna McGrath
Farmers Bank Junior Board — Katlyn Barber, Katelyn Edwards, Abbie Hawley, Alia Hayes, Sabrina Lauer, Hannah Sharp, Meghan Short and Brody Wood.
Model United Nations (4 year participant) — Katelyn Edwards
Ohio University Dr. James H. and Nellie Rowley Jewell-Manasseh Cutler Scholarship finalist — Katelyn Edwards
WSAZ Best of the Class — Katelyn Edwards
Anatomy and Physiology Outstanding Students — Katelyn Edwards, Laura Pullins and Jett Facemyer
Handbell Award — Corbett Catlett
Choir Award — Grace Adams
Transition to College Math — Jett Facemyer
Calculus — Hannah Bailey and Taylor Parker
Ivan B. Walker Award — Laura Pullins and Jett Facemyer
U.S. Marine Corps. Scholar Athlete — Alia Hayes
OHSAA Archie Griffin Sportsmanship — Taylor Parker and Jeremiah Martindale
National Federation Athletic Awards — Corbett Catlett and Taylor Parker.
U.S. Army Reserve National Scholar Athlete Award — Jett Facemyer and Laura Pullins
Don Jackson Award — Katlyn Barber
Senior Athlete Awards — Grace Adams, Katlyn Barber, Hannah Bailey, McKenzie Browning, Corbett Catlett, Katelyn Edwards, Jett Facemyer, Abbie Hawley, Alia Hayes, Sabrina Lauer, John Little, Jeremiah Martindale, Taylor Parker, Laura Pullins, Clayton Ritchie, Taylynn Rockhold and Hannah Sharp
Perfect attendance — Ronna Robinson, Madelyn Nutter, Emmalee Durst and Michael Hooper
Franklin B. Walter Outstanding Educator Award — Deborah Kerwood