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Organizational awards program held at Morris High School

MORRIS – On May 2, classes at Morris Community High School recognized the department and organization award winners. Each department selects a senior student based on their leadership throughout the year.

Mathematics – Kelly Kolotka, English – Lukas Terhall, Social Studies – Kaitlin Friend, Science – Lukas Terhall, Industrial Technology – Tucker Hofmann, Business – Ashley Gibson, Foreign Language – Marcella Boers, Physical Education – Justin Larsen, Music – Robbi Hicks, Art – Emily Walker, and Family & Consumer Sciences – Jenny Llanos.

Mathlete Coaches Award winners: freshman – Meghan Jurak, sophomore – Jessica Jurak, junior – Bridget Gile, seniors – Alexandria Cook and Kelly Kolotka.

Senior Mathlete Award recipients: Samuel Allen, Matthew Bernickus, Alexandria Cook, Molly Fruland, Kelly Kolotka, Trevor Lines, Grant Schluntz, Timothy Smyk and Lukas Terhall.

Four-Year Mathlete Award recipients: Samuel Allen, Alexandria Cook, Molly Fruland, Kelly Kolotka, Trevor Lines and Lukas Terhall.

Illinois Council of Teachers of Mathematics Award for Outstanding Achievement in Mathematics: Alexandria Cook and Kelly Kolotka.

Athletics: J.S. Crabtree award – a football and basketball player recognized for academic achievement, extra-curricular participation and sportsmanship. For football: Dean Meucci and for basketball: Samuel Allen and Kaitlin Friend.

Athletics: William R. Ferguson award – senior male and female honored for representing Morris High with outstanding sportsmanship, achievement and dedication: Kenny Baldridge and Haleigh Knapp.

Scholastic Bowl awards

JV Rookie of the Year: Joshua Lain, JV MVP – Alexander Vermillion, JV Best Teammate – Emma Dingbaum, JV Coaches Award – Hernan Gutierrez, Varsity Rookie of the Year – Chet Lear, Varsity MVPs – Ian Bashor and Mark Lincoln, Varsity Best Teammate – Samuel Allen, Varsity Coaches Award – Shiva Lennon-Rios.

NIB 12 All-Conference Team: Ian Bashor and Mark Lincoln.

Speech and Drama

Club awards

Speech Team:

Team Champion – Kirsten Bridgemen, Best Supporting Team Member – Lukas Terhall and Top Novice – Haleigh Zorn.

Drama Club: Best Thespian – Samantha Obrochta, Best Actor – Austin Allbert, Best Actress – Robbi Hicks, Best Supporting Actor – Lukas Terhall, Best Supporting Actress – Jessica Carey, and Best Behind the Scenes – Samantha Obrochta.

Conference Art Show

First Wheelthrown Ceramics: Bulmaro Ochoa and Third Wheelthrown Ceramics – Alexis Halcomb.

First Handbuilt Ceramics: Connor Andrjeski, First Jewelry and Crafts – Skylar Easson, and First Drawing Neutral - Kelsey Urbanek.


Arion Award: Eric Sapsford and Carol Marie Gaska, John Philip Sousa Band Award – Robbi Hicks, Fielder Myers Marching Band Award – Yesenia Guzman, and Louis Armstrong Jazz Award – Anne Hudson.

National School Choral Award: Emaly Garcia.

National Honor Society

NHS Seniors: Samuel Allen, Emily Ashworth, Kellen Bernickus, Matthew Bernickus, Kirsten Bridgemen, Austin Conrod, Alexandria Cook, Angel Dinelli, Sabrije Fejzoski, Kaitlin Friend, Molly Fruland, Carol Marie Gaska, Yesenia Guzman, Robbi Hicks, Morgan Hussey, Mark Kijowski, Brittany Kinney, Kelly Kolotka, Trevor Lines, Nicholas Marino, Dean Meucci, Jacqueline Murphy, Samantha Obrochta, Valerie Pfaff, Eric Robinson, Alyssa Rogers, Jose Salinas, Jr., Grant Schluntz, Lauren Severson, Timothy Smyk, Lukas Terhall and Tyler Thuente.

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