Montgomery Catholic Preparatory School honored their top high school students at the annual Academic Awards Ceremony held in the Dolly Barranco Activity Center, May 1, 2017.
School president Anne Ceasar began the evening with the presentation of the Charles T. Harbin Distinguished Service award to Ann Karst, for her years of dedication and volunteer service to the school. Followed by the announcement of the students who received scholarships for the 2017-2018 Academic year. The scholarship presentations included the Norma Mungenast Scholarship, the Carole Skoneki Clark Endowed Scholarship, the Sally Evans Hodges Memorial Scholarship, the Padre Pio Endowed Scholarship and the Frye,Arban, Ortega Scholarship.
|2017 Mungenast Scholarship|
|Padre Pio Scholarship|
|Padre Pio Scholarship|
Mrs. Carrie Hamiter, Norma Mungenast’s daughter presented three scholarships in honor of her mother, the recipients were Erica Blackburn, Lanie Doyle and Melody Taylor. Mr. Scott Skoneki, in honor of his sister, presented the Carole Skoneki Clark Endowed Scholarship to rising senior Paige Rentfro. Annie Bach received the Sally Evans Hodges Memorial Scholarship from Mrs. Hodges daughter Sally, while both Jonah Gier and Grace Leslie received the Padre Pio Endowed Scholarship. Rising senior Anna Nutting was named as the Frye, Arban, Ortega scholarship recipient.
|2017 Sally Evans
|2017 Carole Clark
Many honors were bestowed during the evening,including the most outstanding student in each subject area. These students are Michael Barber, Paige Rentfro, Katie Galvin and Clare Wilson in English; Lisa Hong, Henry Petters, Scott Nation and Charlie O’Donnell in Math; Michael Barber, Henry Petters, Emily Talbot and Sofie Izer in Science; James Sadie, Morris Lottinger, HannahLeigh Haigler, Paige Rentfro, Emma Gandy and Clare Wilson in Social Studies; Michael Barber, Paige Rentfro, Katie Galvin and Clare Wilson in Theology; Melody Taylor and Sophie Izer in Spanish and Reagan Herbek and Henry Petters in Latin. The Art department named most outstanding students: in art – Nate Smith, in band – Henry Petters, and in drama – Leah Taylor and in choir – Chris Waring.
The new and senior members of the Loretto chapter of the National Honor Society (NHS) were recognized during the ceremony, they are: Johnny An, Aimee Azar, Carrie Belsterling, Alex Brockmann, Trinity Carter, Jessie Clark, Luke Craig, Katie Fischer, Hannaley Haigler, Ryne Herbek, Lisa Hong,Ryan Janson, Minseok Kim, Garret McGinn, Jenni Morgan, Kamryn Morris, Collin Neal, Chloe Newell, Anna Nutting, Henry Petters, David Poole, Paige Rentfro, Ethan Ronan, Katie Slear, Annabel Starrett, Matthew Taylor, Aleigha Walden, Angela Wheat, and Chalsea Williams. The NHS Senior members are: Riley Carrigan Aaron, Ivy Louise Bach, David Michael Bender, Adam Angelo Bristol, Francisco Gonzalez-Ansaldi, Seoeui Hong, Devin Lane Kelly, Audrey Yoonah Kim, Minseok Kim, Kevin Patrick Leahy, Kayanna Nicole McKenzie, David Alan Poole, Jr, Julia Allison Rodriguez, Ethan Jackson Ronan, James Hamilton Sadie, Katelyn Marie Slear, Lauren Nicole Smith, Nathan Michael Smith, Zachary Jacob VanAlst and William Hugh Walker.
Honor cords were given to the seniors that participated in Science Olympiad, Mu Alpha Theta and Key Club.
Students with the highest grade point average for each high school grade level were also recognized. The most outstanding freshman is Clare Wilson. The most outstanding sophomore is Reagan Herbek. The most outstanding junior is Henry Petters. The most outstanding senior for the class of 2017 is Ivy Bach.
|Most Outstanding Students: Bach, Petters, Herbeck, Wilson|
Honor roll certificates for both the A and A/B honor rolls were given to those students who attained A or A/B honor roll throughout the school year for each grade level. The Joe Arban Perfect Attendance Award was given to Emma Gandy and Mitchell Aaron for having perfect attendance this year.
The evening culminated with two of the highest awards given at Montgomery Catholic: Leader of the Year and the Ideal Graduate.
Mr. Justin Castanza, high school principal, awarded the Montgomery Catholic Leader of the Year award to Mr. James Sadie. James has served the school in numerous leadership positions throughout his school career including a leader in SGA, a National Honor Society member and a Youth Legislature team member. He is the son of Lisa and John Sadie of Montgomery.
Mrs. Anne Ceasar, Montgomery Catholic Preparatory School president, awarded the Montgomery Catholic Ideal Graduate Award to the student who embodies the overall qualities and talents of an ideal graduate. This year the Ideal Graduate at Montgomery Catholic was Miss Audrey Kim. Audrey is the daughter of Susan and Duk Kim of Montgomery.