TUPPERS PLAINS — Students of the Eastern High School Class of 2012 received numerous scholarships and awards during the annual Senior Awards Ceremony held on Thursday morning in the Eastern High School Gymnasium.
Faculty, staff and community members presented the students with a little more than $58,000 in scholarships and many outstanding student awards.
The Class of 2012 will graduate at 2 p.m. on Sunday at Eastern High School.
Principal Shawn Bush recognized the Top 10 of the class, presenting each with a medal. The Top 10 students are Janae Boyles, valedictorian; Cheyenne Doczi, salutatorian; Baylee Collins; Kristin Fick, Kelsey Myers, Brenna Holter, Tyler Cline, Ashley Putnam, Samuel Levacy and Kayte Lawrence.
Receiving Honors Diplomas will be Janae Boyles, Tyler Cline, Cheyenne Doczi, Samuel Levacy, and Ashley Putnam.
Awards of Merit were presented to Janae Boyles, Ashley Putnam, Kayte Lawrence, Kelsey Myers, Brenna Holter, Kristin Fick, Baylee Collins, Cheyenne Doczi, Danielle Cline, Tyler Cline and Samuel Levacy.
Outstanding Senior Awards were given to Tyler Cline, English; Janae Boyles, French; Shannon Brown, Government; Kelsey Myers, Psychology; Ashley Putnam, Calculus; Cheyenne Doczi, Baylee Collins, Janae Boyles, and Tyler Cline, Anatomy and Physiology; Samuel Levacy, Trigonometry; Kayte Lawrence, Biology.
Janae Boyles was presented the award for Outstanding Cast Member in the Senior Play, and Jacob Parker received the award for Outstanding Crew Member.
Cheyenne Doczi and Amber Lawson received art awards for their projects advancing to the state level. Sophomore Autumn Johnson was also honored for her project advancing to the state level.
Music awards were given to the following students, Brianna Hensley, Choir Director’s Award; Brenna Holter, outstanding section leader in concert band; Robert Reel, National School Marching Band Award; Kayte Lawrence, Patrick Gilmore Concert Band Award; Kristin Fick, John Philip Sousa Award.
Also honored was junior Nikki Gilbride as the outstanding participant in handbells.
Recognized for “A” averages in specific classes were, Baylee Collins, Kristin Fick and Kelsey Myers, psychology; Janae Boyles, Tyler Cline, Baylee Collins, Scout Facemyer, Kristin Fick, Brenna Holter, Kayte Lawrence, Kelsey Myers, Jenah Sampson, Danielle Cline and Cheyenne Doczi, Economics; Cheyenne Doczi, Baylee Collins, Janae Boyles, and Tyler Cline, Anatomy and Physiology. Calculus class students were Kelsey Myers and Ashley Putnam.
Senior members of the National Honor Society are Cheyen Doczi, President; Janae Boyles, Vice President; Baylee Collins, Secretary; Brenna Holter, treasurer; Kristin Fick, Historian; Tyler Cline; Kayte Lawrence; Samuel Levacy; Kelsey Myers; Marie Powell; and Ashley Putnam.
Certificates from the Chester Shade Historical Society of helping with their recent dinner and auction were presented to Kayte Lawrence and Kristin Fick.
Samuel Levacy received the award for the highest score by a senior on the American Government Test as presented by the American Legion.
Janae Boyles was recognized as the WSAZ Best of the Class.
The U.S. Army Reserve Scholar Athlete awards were presented to Christopher Bissell and Janae Boyles.
The Don Jackson Award for volleyball and softball was presented to Brenna Holter and Brooke Johnson.
Cheyenne Doczi and Tyler Cline received the OHSAA Scholar Athlete Award.
The Ivan B. Walker Athlete of the Year award was presented to Brenna Holter and Tyler Cline.
The Archie Griffin Sportsmanship Award was given to Brooke Johnson and Christian Amsbary.
The OHSAA Courageous Student Awards were given to Kristin Fick and Justin Hill.
The U.S. Marine Corp Scholastic Excellence Award was given to Janae Boyles. The U.S. Marine Corp Distinguished Athlete Award was given to Baylee Collins and Jacob Parker. The U.S. Marine Corp Semper Fidelis Award for Music Excellence was given to Robert Reel.
Senior Athletic Awards were presented to Janae Boyles, Baylee Collins, Cheyenne Doczi, Kristin Fick, Leslea Frank, Hayley Gillian, Brenna Holter, Brooke Johnson, Kelsey Myers, Jamie Swatzel, Christian Amsbary, Chris Bissell, Jaob Brannon, Tyler Cline, Paul Morrison and Jacob Parker.
The OHSAA State Award which is presented to an adult who displays sportsmanship, ethics and integrity was awarded to the late Kevin Fick.
Scholarship recipients from the Class of 2012 are as follows (in alphabetical order):
Janae Boyles: Eastern Local Board of Education Valedictorian Scholarship, $450 (four years); Olive/Orange Scholarship, $500; Maude Sellers Scholarship, $150; Ohio University Gateway Scholarship, $500; Ohio University Faith and J. Arthur Myers Scholarship, $600; The Ohio University Dr. James H. and Nellie Rowley Jewell-Manasseh Cutler Scholars Award nominee; Marshall University River Cities Scholarship, $1,500; Marshall University Board of Governors Honor Scholarship, $2,500; William and Wilma Williams Scholarship, $750 (four years).
Shannon Brown: American Red Cross Scholarship, $250.
Tyler Cline: Shade River Lodge Scholarship, $250; Robert E. Evans Scholarship, $1,000.
Baylee Collins: William Call Scholarship, $2,100; Eastern Local Board of Education White Scholarship, $250 (two years); Olive/Orange Scholarship, $500; Eastern Local Education Association Scholarship, $300; Kevin N. Fick Scholarship, $500; William and Wilma Williams Scholarship, $750 (four years).
Cheyenne Doczi: Wright State scholarships, $8,000; Eastern Local Board of Education Salutatorian Scholarship, $350 (four years); Olive/Orange Scholarship, $500; Marshall University River Cities Scholarship, $1,500; Marshall University Board of Governors Honor Scholarship, $2,500; Holzer Science Award, $300.
Kristin Fick: Eichinger Family Scholarship, $1,000; Eastern Local Board of Education Green Scholarship, $325 (four years); Olive/Orange Scholarship, $500; Chester Alumni Scholarship, $500; Kevin N. Fick Scholarship, $1,000.
Kayte Lawrence: Kevin N. Fick Scholarship, $500; University of Rio Grande Community College Scholarship, $6,380 (two year full tuition); Ohio Valley Bank, $750 (four years); Bellio Foods, $5,000.
Samuel Levacy: Ohio University Gateway Scholarship, $500; A. Michael Perry Scholarship, $750; Kevin N. Fick Scholarship, $500.
Paul Morrison: Chester Alumni Scholarship, $500; Devin Riggs Scholarship.
Kelsey Myers: Chester Alumni Scholarship, $500.
Jacob Parker: American Red Cross Scholarship, $250.
Cassie Randolph: Earl B. Hager Scholarship, $1,000.
Shelby Smith: Chester Alumni Scholarship, $500; Shade River Lodge, $250.
Mathew Spurlock: Washington State Community College Thomas L. Conlan Opportunities Award, $550.