It was an exciting evening for many Hot Springs High School students Monday. The 2017-2018 National Honor Society (NHS) Induction and Academic Awards Ceremony was held at the Mueller Center.
The event started with the NHS induction ceremony. NHS president, Aspen Stover, lead the ceremony. She described the four pillars of NHS, scholarship, leadership, service and character. She went on to inform the audience on a number of different service projects tackled by NHS this year, including: the pop shoot fundraiser at high school basketball games, volunteering at the library and visiting with residents of Pine Hills.
All members of the 2017-2018 Hot Springs NHS were recognized, they included: Aspen Stover (President), Serenity Engel (Vice President), Kaylen Stearns (Treasurer), Madilyn Palo (Historian), Abrianne Baca (Parliamentary), Mit Patel and Charity Britian.
Current NHS members literally passed the torch to the 2018-2019 inductees as four candles were lit representing NHS's four pillars.
New members include: Teejay Atwood, Jameson Bossert, Madyson Gese, Magdalene Jamieson, Adriana Kursh, Mary Lane, Caleb Maciejewski, Thomas Massa and Malory Olstad.
After NHS's ceremony, the night continued with the Hot Springs High School Academic Awards Ceremony. Students were recognized for their academic achievements.
Academic letter winners were recognized. First year letter winners included: Wrider Allison, Lovanna Blakey, Aerial Bockmann, Jordyn Carey, Brayden Coleman, Camilla Crosby, Alexia Gooder, Josie Haden, Olivia Hayes, Willow Heidebrink, Bailey Juhl, Adrianna Krush, Ava Krush, Thomas Massa, Austin McMillin, Shelby Nellen, Taylor Pulscher, Breanna Remington, Trinity Scherer, Jessi Schroeder, Caden Shanklin, Steven Wingler and Katelin Wynia.
Second year letter winners: Abrianne Baca, Brand Baker, Alex Bilbruck, Magdalene Jamieson, Lyanne Pineda, Shelby Roda, Golden Saucerman, Tierra Schroeder, Kennedy Seaman and Alyssa Wingler.
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Third year letter winners: Josie Bogner, Serenity Engel, Bayley Ferebee, Mary Lane, Thane Lockhart, Dimond Miller, Malory Olstad, Madilyn Palo, Ashley Seegrist, Hayley Seegrist, Kaylen Stearns and Aspen Stover.
Fourth year letter winners included Charity Britain and Oliver Juhl.
Honors chords were also awarded to students with high academic success.
The evening culminated with scholarship awards. Both principal Mary Weiss and councilor Christ Christensen thanked the students and parents for the time spent with the high achieving group.
Numerous community leaders, school staff and business leaders were present to award the scholarships to the young men and women for their hard work and achievement.
Just under $200,000 were awarded to the young adults.
|Hot Springs Kiwanis Scholarship||Diamond Miller|
|Hot Springs Kiwanis Scholarship||Aspen Stover|
|1st Interstate Bank Scholarship||Shelby Roda|
|Golden West||Charity Britain|
|Hot Springs Rotary Scholarship||Shelby Roda|
|Hot Springs Rotary Grant||Diamond Miller|
|Jack and Margaret Manke Memorial 4H||Jessica Steinmetz|
|Dave Eldridge, M.D. Memorial Scholarship and Mavis Erwin Memorial Scholarship 4H||Aspen Stover|
|Marvin and June Wilkinson Memorial Scholarship 4H||Dustin Davis|
|American Legion Auxiliary Scholarship||Charity Britain|
|American Legion Auxiliary Scholarship||Diamond Miller|
|American Legion Auxiliary Scholarship||Aspen Stover|
|Brianna Bogner Memorial Medical Scholarship||Shelby Roda|
|Susanne Jett Davis Music Scholarship||Shelby Roda|
|Clifford and Joyce Wilson Community Service Scholarship||Charity Britain|
|H.R. Woodward Science Scholarship||Abrianne Baca|
|Hot Springs Alumni Teaching Scholarship||Jordyn Carey|
|Hot Springs Alumni Prestigious Scholarship||Aspen Stover|
|Leslie and Elizabeth W. Jensen Scholarship||Logan Gooder|
|Hot Springs Bison Booster Scholarship||Charity Britain|
|Hot Springs Bison Booster Scholarship||Josie Haden|
|Hot Springs Bison Booster Scholarship||Aspen Stover|
|Hot Springs High School Industrial Arts Scholarship||Molly Pengra|
|Hot Springs High School Industrial Arts Scholarship||Skyler Archambeau|
|Outstanding Achievement Award||Josh Stanley|
|Post Prom Scholarship||Jace Hubley|
|Post Prom Scholarship||Jordyn Carey|
|P.E.O. Centennial Scholarship||Jordyn Carey|
|HSEA Scholarship||Jordyn Carey|
|HSEA Jennie Rail Scholarship||Leslie Dulin|
|Regina Bates Chemistry Scholarship||Oliver Juhl|
|June Wilkinson Outstanding Music Award||Shelby Roda|
|Bill and Mary Fischer Technical College Scholarship||Riley Abott|
|Marvin Wilkinson Outstanding Science Award||Abrianne Baca|
|Hot Springs Masons Harmony Lodge #10 Scholarship||Wyatt Pulscher|
|Hot Springs Masons Harmony Lodge #10 Scholarship||Diamond Miller|
|Hot Springs Masons Harmony Lodge #10 Scholarship||Shelby Roda|
|Hot Springs Masons Harmony Lodge #10 Scholarship||Jordyn Carey|
|Adelaide M. Ward Scholarship||Trestina Connelly|
|Darlene Hagedorn Scholarship||Trestina Connelly|
|Grand Lodge of South Dakota Order of Odd Fellows||Madison Russell|
|Pepsi Cola Scholarship||Cheradon Willard|
|Elks Lodge 1751 Most Valuable Student Scholarship, The Jack nelson Memorial Scholarship, The Minnesota-Daktas District Kiwanis Foundation Scholarship, The Grand Canyon University Persistence Scholarship, and the TEACH Grant||Jordyn Carey|
|Colorado State University Presidential Scholarship, Elks National Foundation Scholarship and Black Hills Electric Scholarship||Aspen Stover|
|Morningside College's Founders Scholarship, Music Grant and Achievement Award||Shelby Roda|