HOISINGTON — USD 431 Superintendent Bill Lowry opened the district’s honors banquet awards ceremony by saying that he was very proud of the students and their accomplishments. Nineteen students were recognized for having a grade point average of 3.5 or above.
Kevin Stetler, Becky Mooney, Deb Stephens and Mike Kaiser, members of the board of education, presented the students with the awards.
It was announced that each of the students will receive a scholarship for $100. In addition, two scholarships are available from the education foundation as a result of the endowment fund established by the sale of the Birger Sandzen paintings.
Mike Kaiser, president of the board also thanked Lowry for the work he did in raising money for the foundation scholarships by establishing the fall golf tournament and the work on the sale of the paintings.
Those students receiving awards were: Britany Axman, Ryan and Ann Axman; Luke Becker, Brad and Sandi Becker; Lexen Beran, Brent Beran and Shawna Beran; Ryan Bieberle, Glen and Starla Bieberle; Julie Bitter, Brian and Melissa Bitter; Shelby Boor, Chris Boor and Jayme Boor; Dustin Broeder, Roland and Deanna Broeder; Ryan Friedly, Roger and JoRee Friedly; Jennifer Funk;, Tim and Glenda Fund; Talisha Hesher, Mike Hesher;
Jordan Klima, Dennis and Rhonda Klima; Tateum Mattingly, Sherry DoRon; Cole McCurry, Michael and Laurie McCurry; Ashley McHenry, Clay and Teresa McHenry; Jordan Mooney, Kerry and Becky Mooney; Lindsey Ney, Bobby and Hope Ney; Brandon Nuss, Judy Goreham and Dean Nuss; Drew Reisner, Doug and Karla Reisner; and Taylor Stumma, Betty Stumma and Stacy Stumma.