Harrisburg High School year in review
Number of 2018 graduates: 134
Top academic achievements WYSE individual medal winners are:
Jess Martin, first place in Chemistry
Raegan Thompson, second place in Biology
Chloe Thomas, second place in Chemistry
Gillian Jones, second place tie in Computer Science
Michael Jaster, second place tie in Computer Science
Jared Schmook, second place, Mathematics
Aruniti Manawa, third place in Chemistry
Top Athletic AchievementsHarrisburg girls basketball: Went 29-0 with a wire-to-wire No. 1 ranking in the state Class 2A poll.
Girls track: Senior Bryleigh Buchanan took 3rd place in the high jump in the Class 2A state track meet.
Boys baseball: Won the Hamilton County regional
Senior Speech AwardsJasmine Teston, IHSA Speech Finalist; top 10 Southern Illinois Speech and Acting League
Aruniti Manawa, IHSA Speech Finalist; top 25 Southern Illinois Speech and Acting League
Chloe Thomas. top 10 Southern Illinois Speech and Acting League
Christian Murray, top 10 Southern Illinois Speech and Acting League
Future Farmers of AmericaLogan Hunt and Bridget Payne received the State FFA Degree.
Logan Hunt won the Section 25 Proficiency Award for Turf Grass Management.
Bridget Payne won the Section 25 Proficiency Award for Goat Production.
Kyahna Boyles and Logan Hunt tied for first place in the Section 25 Ag Business Management CDE.
Bridget Payne won the Section 25 Land Use CDE.
HumanitiesCarter Reed, winner of the Southeastern Illinois College theater scholarship and the John Schork Memorial Music Award; was named Thespian of the Year and was named to the ILMEA All-State Honor Choir.
Chloe Thomas, won the Directors Award for Harrisburg High School bands.
Jesse Bortz, won a Southern Illinois University Edwardsville music scholarship and Harrisburg High School's Arion Award for music.
Nicole Taylor, won a Southeastern Illinois College theater scholarship and the Outstanding Marching Band Award at Harrisburg High School.
Seth Martineau, winner of a Southeastern Illinois College music scholarship and the Harrisburg High School Directors Award for band.
Top athletic achievementsHunter Smith, Jordan Bartok and Matty Hawkins each won 10 letters
HHS Athletes of the Year are Jordan Bartok and Matty Hawkins
WEBQ Male Athlete of the Year: Kody Cavender
WEBQ Female Athlete of the Year: Bryleigh Buchanan
John G. Cruser Student Athlete Award certificates were awarded to Presley Gauch and Jess Martin.
IHSA All-State Academic Team nominee certificates (for multi-sport athletes who also excel in the classroom: Jared Schmook and Chloe Thomas
Curt Felton Award: Winner is Presley Gauch
Al Way Scholarship Winner: Devon Roe
HomecomingTheme: Purple Reign
Royalty: Mr. Bulldog: Jordan Bartok; Homecoming Queen: Ashley Church
Football game: We played West Frankfort. We lost.
PromDate: May 5, 2018
Theme: Golden Age of Hollywood
GraduationWhen: 8 p.m. May 12, 2018
Location: Taylor Field.
Executive Student Council President: Jarod Schmook
Class President: Zach Haney
Honor students and speakers: Jess Martin, Chloe Thomas, Reagan Thompson, Jenny Buchanan, Aruniti Manawa
Performers: The HHS Band.