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USD 431 holds honors banquet
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Mackenize Koester, center, received recognition from USD 431 school board members for achieving a grade point average above 3.5. She is the daughter of Rich and Pam Koester. Also pictured, from left is Becky Mooney and Deb Stephens.

HOISINGTON — Twenty seniors from Hoisington High  School were recognized on Monday at the HHS Senior Honors Banquet for having a grade point average of 3.5 or greater for seven consecutive semesters.
School board President Father Steven Little was the Master of Ceremonies.  He said, “For sports, there are all sorts of awards. For scholars, there’s not much recognition.”
This banquet was in recognition of their hard work.
The students were each given a plaque from the school, and each one was recognized individually by school board members Deb Stephens, Becky Mooney and Dane Stoskopf.
The students also told of their plans for the future, which ranged from going to Barton Community College, Fort Hays, to Bethany College.
The student receiving recognition were Haley Acker, daughter of Yvonda Acker; Dylan Bell, Jim and Elysia Bell; Mariah Broadnax, daughter of Ron Broadnax and Rachel Trude; BreAnna Burns, daughter of Clark and Kristen Decker; Kade Cook, son of Darrin and Marlene Cook; Blakelee Cooper, daughter of Bruce and Jerree Cooper; Krystal Cowan, daughter of Molly Thurman and Wesley Cowan; Brannon Donovan, Shannon and Sherri Donovan; Rebecca Harmon, daughter of Michael and Diane Harmon;
Derrick Kaiser, son of Wayne and Delores Kaiser; Hanna Kircher, daughter of Mark and Tonya Kircher; MacKenzie Koester, daughter of Rich and Pam Koester; Shannon Lacey, daughter of Richard and Tedi Lacey; Shelby Littrell, daughter of Marte Littrell; Matt Manka, daughter of Robert Manka and Tauni Asper; Matthew Stacey, son of Bryan and Karen Stacey; Stephanie Stephens, daughter of Steve and Debbie Stephens; Austin Stout, son of Duane and Starla Stout; Morgan Ward, Richard and Racheael Ward; and Katherine Willis, daughter of Greg and Pam Willis.