Harrisburg High School year in review

 
Updated 5/24/2018 11:27 AM
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  • Jess Martin, first in Chemistry at WYSE

    Jess Martin, first in Chemistry at WYSE

  • Harrisburg senior Ashley Church is named Homecoming Queen.

    Harrisburg senior Ashley Church is named Homecoming Queen. Harrisburg Register file photo

  • Harrisburg basketball players Lotte Miller, Jessica Hopson and Matty Hawkins receive the championship trophy from Eldorado athletic director Greg Goodley after the Bulldogs knocked off Mt. Carmel in the title game of the Lady Eagle Mid-Winter Classic.

    Harrisburg basketball players Lotte Miller, Jessica Hopson and Matty Hawkins receive the championship trophy from Eldorado athletic director Greg Goodley after the Bulldogs knocked off Mt. Carmel in the title game of the Lady Eagle Mid-Winter Classic. MICHAEL DANN/mdann@dailyregister.com

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.

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