College awards and scholarships were presented at the 2018 Senior Chillicothe High School Awards Assembly Friday at Gary Dickinson Performing Arts Center.

College awards and scholarships were presented at the 2018 Senior Chillicothe High School Awards Assembly Friday at Gary Dickinson Performing Arts Center. Local awards totaled $183,050, and college, state and district awards were $1,405,770. See photos here “Once again, the Chillicothe community has demonstrated that they value our students and have a strong desire to help them pursue their dreams,” said CHS Guidance Counselor Cindy Baker. “It is an honor to work with these clubs, organizations, businesses, and families who have invested and continue to invest in our students.” One new scholarship was awarded to a CHS seniors for the first time this year. This was a $500 scholarship presented by the Chillicothe Area Chamber of Commerce. Friday’s awards ceremony began with the reading of the senior poem by McKenna Poling. Counselor Baker gave the welcome and opening remarks. She congratulated the seniors for their accomplishments over the last four years. “Jane Goodall is quoted as saying, ‘You cannot get through a single day without having an impact on the world around you. What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make,’” Baker stated. “Chillicothe High School seniors have made a difference in our school and in our community and I look forward to all they will accomplish in the future.” The first awards presented were the Darin Bryan Memorial Fellowship of Christian Athletes Scholarships, presented by Dan and Mary Bryan. The scholarships, in the amount of $250 apiece, were presented by John Durham to McKenna Poling, Ben Hayen and Trace Staton. Gary and Marty Hawkins presented the Amy Hawkins Fine Arts Scholarship, in the amount of $1,000, to Anna Shackelford. The Jerry Litton Leadership Scholarships were awarded in the amounts of $5,000 to Isaiah Boon, and $3,000 to Liberty Cox. The scholarships were presented by Ed Turner and Bonnie Mitchell. The Missouri Association of Rural Education Scholarships, in the amount of $500 apiece, were presented to Morgan Grable and Claire Shipp. Virginia Wall Scholarships were presented by Brent Turner in the amount of $10,000 to Brett Shaffer, and $7,500 to Liberty Cox. Mark Miller presented the Farmers Mutual Insurance Company Scholarship, in the amount of $1,000, to Anna Shackelford. Matt Trager and Aaron Trager presented the Shawn M. Trager Memorial Scholarship, in the amount of $1,000, to Brett Shaffer. Brent Minnick and Lee and Lonnie Hibner presented the Lloyd Hibner Memorial Scholarships, in the amount of $500 each, to Elena Boon, Isaiah Boon, Liberty Cox, Walker Graves, Lauren Gregory, Ben Hayen, Harlie Jones, Adler Marshall, and Jack Willard. George and Marta Quinn presented the Joshua Quinn and Abby Quinn Boies Memorial Scholarships to Noah Cross, in the amount of $2,000, and to Hayden Montgomery, in the amount of $1,000. Kip and Kara McClellan presented the Kadyn McClellan Memorial Scholarships, in the amount of $500 each, to Wade Campbell and Isaiah Boon. The Chillicothe Area Chamber of Commerce Scholarship, in the amount of $500, was presented by Crystal Narr and Ronnie Clark to Liberty Cox. The Kiwanis Key Club Scholarships, in the amount of $500 each, were presented by Bryan Singer and Rob Trantham to Anna Shackelford and Madison Spath. Singer and Trantham also presented the $1,000 Kiwanis Earl Collins Scholarship to Anna Shackelford. Darren Lauhoff presented the North Central Missouri College Scholarship (Allen Moore III and Ann B. Moore Scholarship) to Noah Cross, in the amount of $1,000. Noel Gott and Brock Gott presented the Cindy Gott Memorial Scholarships, in the amount of $500 each, to Kirsten Moore and McKenna Poling. Noel Gott also presented the “A” for Achievement Awards. The awards consist of $200 each and were presented to Elena Boon, Isaiah Boon, Liberty Cox, Brynlee Faulkner, Madison Graham, Walker Graves, Harlie Jones, Brett Shaffer, Claire Shipp, Madison Spath. Randy Dean presented the KCHI-Leatherman Communications Broadcast Scholarship, in the amount of $500, to Hannah Sherrow. Julie Bothwell presented the Kenneth and Eugenia Churchill Foundation Scholarships to Madison Spath, from CHS ($7,000, renewable for four years), and to Brayden Vance, from Grand River Technical School, $7,000). Tina Long presented the FCS Financial Scholarship to Liberty Cox in the amount of $1,500). Cindy Baker presented the Livingston County Retired Teachers Association Scholarships, in the amount of $500 each, to Morgan Grable and Claire Shipp. Cindy Baker presented the Nickolas W. and Nina O. Marsch Memorial Scholarship, in the amount of $250, to Lexi Shoemaker. Susan Fair presented the Dr. William L. Fair Scholarship, in the amount of $4,000, to Brett Shaffer. Kati Westcott presented the Livingston County Farm Bureau Scholarships, in the amount of $250, to Isaiah Boon and Liberty Cox. Kelly Christopher Elliott presented the Livingston County Democratic Women’s Club Jerry Litton Memorial Award, in the amount of $500, to Harlie Jones. Shawn Murphy presented Livingston County 4-H Council Scholarships to Liberty Cox ($250), Claire Shipp ($250), the Orscheln’s 4-H Scholarship ($1,000) to Claire Shipp, and the Dennis E. Gallup Memorial Scholarship ($2,500) to Liberty Cox. Clint Boon presented the Ray-Carroll Co. Grain Growers Scholarships, in the amount of $1,000 each, to Elena Boon and Isaiah Boon. Mary Underwood presented the American Legion Auxiliary No. 25 Scholarship ($500), to Liberty Cox. Debbie Clemens and Micki Miller presented Dave “Coach” Kinen Scholarships, in the amount of $500 each, to Jessica Brade, Madison Graham, Elizabeth Leach, Adler Marshall, Hannah Sherrow, Trace Staton. Father Ben Kneib presented the St. Joseph Academy Alumni Association Scholarship, in the amount of $200, to Noah Cross. Ty Figg presented the Jim Lightner Memorial Scholarship, in the amount of $250 each, to Walker Graves, Harlie Jones, McKenna Poling, and Ruthie Vinson. Todd Schnoebelen presented the Community Blood Center Scholarship, in the amount of $250, to Kayla Thorne. Kristi Christy presented the Charles and Annie Hughes Scholarship, in the amount of $250, to Kayla Thorne. Mary Jones and Kristi Christy presented the Mary E. Jones Scholarship, in the amount of $250, to Kayla Thorne. Eileen Everett presented the P.E.O. Star Scholarship, in the amount of $2,500, to Anna Shackelford. Mike Palmer presented the Chillicothe Rotary Interact Scholarships, in the amount of $1,000 each, to Jessica Brade, Walker Graves and Hannah Sherrow. Dustin Buell presented United Methodist Church Scholarships, in the amount of $3,950, to Andrew Englert (Jessie Gibson Memorial Scholarship), Ben Hayen (Walter Tyner Miller Memorial Scholarship), Gunnar Young, Jack Willard and McKenna Poling (Bob Skinner Memorial Scholarship), and Morgan Grable (Sensenich Scholarship). Kristi Christy and Annie Shipp presented the CEA Scholarships, in the amount of $500 each, to Eric Davis, Molly Jones, Brett Shaffer, Claire Shipp. Brooke Wolf and Kim Kieffer presented the Chillicothe Teacher Association Scholarships, in the amount of $100 each, to Elena Boon, Isaiah Boon, Liberty Cox, Gracie Ellis, Andrew Englert, Emilee Haley, Ben Hayen, Rylee Miller, Anna Shackelford, Kayla Thorne, and Ruthie Vinson. Debby Peery presented the GRTS Director’s Scholarship, in the amount of $1,000, to Erek Brose. Debby Peery presented the CNA Certificate to Alexei Dickerson, Taylor Wilkison, Jessica Brade, Elizabeth Leach, Kimberlee Roney. Cindy Baker presented the MFA Foundation Scholarship, in the amount of $2,000, to Liberty Cox. Lisa Wilson presented the Beta Zeta Scholarship, in the amount of $500, to Taylor Wilkison. Cindy Baker presented the Cramer and Jeanette Mansur Science Scholarship, in the amount of $2,000, to Rylee Miller. Cindy Baker presented the DAR Good Citizen Award ($200) to Madison Spath; and the DAR Olive Prindle Chapter Scholarship ($750), to Nathan Hoel. Joe Rinehart presented the Chillicothe Elks Lodge 656 Scholarships to the following individuals: Harlie Jones (Elks Legacy Scholarship, $1,000, renewable for four years), Claire Shipp (Missouri State Elks Allocated Scholarship, $1,000), Brynlee Faulkner (Missouri State Elks Allocated Scholarship, $1,000), Jacob Anderson (Bill Tharp Scholarship, $1,000), Harlie Jones (Tanner Edmundson Scholarship, $1,000), Liberty Cox (Max Littrell Scholarship, $1,000), Mykel Heese (Tegan Edmunson Scholarship, $750), Jensen Simmer (Williard Renzelman Scholarship, $750), Jack Willard (Joel and Mary Ellen Valbracht Scholarship, $500), Ben Hayen (Jim Stinson Scholarship, $500), Katelyn Clariday (Stanley DeWitt Scholarship, $500), Elena Boon (Wanda Murrell Scholarship, $500), Isaiah Boon (Joe Murrell Scholarship, $500), Walker Graves (Patrick J. Anderson Scholarship, $500), and Jonathan Burk, Trace Staton and Zackary Boyles, who each received a $500 Chillicothe Elks Scholarship. Donna Buzard presented the Delta Kappa Gamma Scholarships to Jensen Simmer ($100), Lexi Shoemaker ($100), Elizabeth Leach ($250), Morgan Grable ($250), Claire Shipp ($500). Sarah Cavanah presented the Claude T. Smith Music Scholarship, in the amount of $1,000, to Brynlee Faulkner. Cindy Baker presented the Leland O’Dell Memorial Scholarship, in the amount of $1,000, to Ben Hayen. Cindy Baker presented the Murphy, Watson & Burr Scholarship, in the amount of $500, to Jessica Shipp. Cindy Baker presented the Grand River YMCA Doris Sensenich Scholarships, in the amount of $500, to Kirsten Moore and Lexi Shoemaker. Cindy Baker presented the Hugo Dickerson Memorial Scholarship, in the amount of $1,000 each, to Lexei Dickerson, Harlie Jones and McKenna Poling. Cindy Baker presented the Christopher Cunningham Memorial Scholarship, in the amount of $250, to Justin Meierer. Cindy Baker presented the James Eden Memorial Scholarship, in the amount of $500, to Walker Graves. Cindy Baker presented the Carole L. Stone Memorial Scholarship, in the amount of $300, to Kirsten Moore. Cindy Baker presented the Eugene Mansfield Memorial Scholarship, in the amount of $1,000 each, to the following: Elena Boon, Isaiah Boon, Jon Burk, Alexei Dickerson, Gracie Ellis, Morgan Grable, Walker Graves, Lauren Gregory, Ben Hayen, Mykel Heese, Harlie Jones, Molly Jones, Rylee Miller, Hayden Montgomery, McKenna Poling, Gavin Seely, Hannah Sherrow, Jessica Shipp, Jensen Simmer, Trace Staton. Cindy Baker presented the Stanley R. and Elsie A. Scruby Scholarship, in the amount of $4,000, to Madison Graham. Cindy Baker presented the Louis H. “Judy” and Margaret F. Stein Scholarship, in the amount of $4,000, to Claire Shipp. Cathy Ripley, of the Constitution-Tribune, presented the Bill Plummer Scholarship, in the amount of $750, to Hannah Sherrow. Cathy Ripley, of the Constitution-Tribune, presented the Bob Carter Memorial Scholarship, in the amount of $500 each, to Harlie Jones and Walker Graves. Caitlyn Cothern presented the Hunting and Fishing Club Scholarship, in the amount of $200 each, to Kimberlee Roney, Wade Campbell, and Eric Davis. Lisa Rule presented the Outstanding Thespian Award to Brett Shaffer and Trace Staton. Dan Nagel presented the Marine Corps Distinguished Athlete Awards to Walker Graves and Harlie Jones; the Scholastic Excellence Awards to Brett Shaffer and Madison Graham, and the Semper Fidelis Musical Excellence Award to Brynlee Faulkner. Dan Nagel presented the MSHSAA Athletic and Scholastic Excellence Awards to Jack Willard and McKenna Poling. Dan Nagel recognized the MEC Academic All-Conference members: Muhammad Ahmad, Isaiah Boon, Elena Boon, Liberty Cox, Gracie Ellis, Brynlee Faulkner, Morgan Grable, Madison Graham, Walker Graves, Lauren Gregory, Ben Hayen, Mykel Heese, Harlie Jones, Molly Jones, Hayden Montgomery, McKenna Poling, Gavin Seeley, Anna Shackelford, Brett Shaffer, Hannah Sherrow, Trace Staton. Graduating senior Walker Graves passed down the Senior Hat to junior Cade Koehly. Graduating senior Maddy Spath passed down the Senior Garter to junior Carly Beebe. The afternoon concluded with the installation of class officers. President Madison Graham installed Sydney Baxter as president; Vice President Liberty Cox installed Sarah Graves as vice president; Secretary/Treasurer Walker Graves and Kirsten Moore installed Madison Eller. Top 10 Percent Elena Boon – University of MO – Columbia, MU Excellence Award ($2,000 for four years), Wm. Loegering Endowed Scholarship ($1,500 for four years), Academic Excellence Award, George Washington Carver Award; Isaiah Boon – University of Missouri – Columbia, MU Curator’s Award ($4,500 for four years); MU Excellence Award ($2,000 for four years); CAFNR Scholarship ($1,000 for four years); Academic Excellence Award,George Washington Carver Award; Liberty Cox – University of Missouri – Columbia; MU Curator’s Award ($4,500 for four years), National Wild Turkey Federal Scholarship ($1,000), State Fair Youth in Agriculture Scholarship ($1,500), American Kennel Club Scholarship ($500), Academic Excellence Award, George Washington Carver Award; Brynlee Faulkner – University of Pennsylvania, University of Penn Award ($52,593 for four years), Elizabeth Scholarship ($8,400 for four years), Brookfield Fabricating Chuck Woods Scholarship ($5,000), Academic Excellence Award, George Washington Carver Award; Madison Graham – University of Missouri – Kansas City, UMKC Chancellor’s Scholarship ($2,500 for four years), UMKC Trustee’s Scholarship ($2,500 for four years), A+ Scholarship ($1,500 for four years), Academic Excellence Award, George Washington Carver Award; Walker Graves – Northwest Missouri State University; Academic Excellence Scholarship ($3,000 for four years); Athletic Scholarship – Football ($7,000 for four years), A+ Scholarship ($1,500 for two years), Academic Excellence Award; George Washington Carver Award; Lauren Gregory – Northwest Missouri State University; Academic Excellence Scholarship ($3,000 for four years), Go Green Grant ($2,500 for four years), A+ Scholarship ($1,500 for two years), Academic Excellence Award, George Washington Carver Award; Harlie Jones – University of Central Missouri ; Red & Black Scholarship ($2,500 for four years), Academic Excellence Award, George Washington Carver Award; Anna Shackelford – Missouri State University, MSU Deans’s Scholarship ($1,500 for four years); Hagen Foundation Scholarship ($10,000 for four years), James & Nellie Westlake Scholarship ($5,896 for three years); National Honor Society Scholarship ($2,850), Academic Excellence Award, George Washington Carver Award; Brett Shaffer – University of Central Missouri, Red & Black Scholarship ($5,000 for four years); Athletic Scholarship – Track ($5,000 for four years), A+ Scholarship ($1,500 for two years), Bright Flight Scholarship ($2,800 for four years), Academic Excellence Award, George Washington Carver Award; Jessi Shipp – Samford University, Dean’s Scholarship ($12,200 for four years), Founder’s Scholarship ($1,000 for four years), Samford Grant Award ($2,000 for four years), Academic Excellence Award, George Washington Carver Award; Olivia Claire Shipp – University of MO - Columbia, MU Curator’s Award ($4,500 for four years); Alumni Assoc. Agency Scholarship ($1,000 for four years), CAFNA Scholarship ($1,000 for four years); Dale Wilson Memorial Scholarship ($1,500 for four years), Rotary 4-Way Speech Contest Winner ($1,000), Academic Excellence Award, George Washington Carver Award; Madison Spath – Missouri Western State University; Golden Griffin Scholarship ($10,218 for four years), Western Leadership Award ($1,500 for four years), Dr. James & Lauren Scanlon Scholarship ($1,000), Edwin & Maybelle McDonald ($500), A+ Scholarship ($1,500 for four years), Bright Flight Scholarship ($2,800 for four years), Academic Excellence Award, George Washington Carver Award. Top 20 Percent Austin Case – North Central Missouri College, Academic Excellence Award; Alexei Dickerson – North Central Missouri College, Academic Excellence Award; Morgan Grable – University of Missouri -- Columbia, MU Curator’s Award ($4,500 for four years), Hummel Scholarship ($2,500 for four years), American Family Insurance Scholarship ($2,500), Academic Excellence Award; Ben Hayen – Northwest Missouri State University, Distinguished Scholars Award ($4,200 for four years), A+ Scholarship ($1,500 for two years), Academic Excellence Award; Mykel Heese – University of Central Missouri, Red & Black Scholarship ($ 1,500 for four years), Academic Excellence Award; Molly Jones – North Central Missouri College, Academic Excellence Award; Rylee Miller – University of Missouri – Columbia, MU Excellence Award ($3,000 for four years), Academic Excellence Award; Hayden Montgomery – University of Missouri – Columbia, MU Curator’s Award ($4,500 for four years), Whitetail Unlimited Scholarship ($500), Academic Excellence Award; Cameron Moore – University of Missouri – Kansas City, UMKC Chancellor’s Scholarship ($2,500 for four years), Academic Excellence Award; McKenna Poling – Missouri State University, Provost Scholarship ($2,500 for four years), Academic Excellence Award; Rebecca Richardson – North Central Missouri College, Academic Excellence Award; Hannah Sherrow – University of Missouri – Columbia, MU Chancellor’s Scholarship ($6,500 for four years), MU Samuel W. Webb Scholarship ($1,000 for four years), Bright Flight Scholarship ($2,800 for four years), Academic Excellence Award; Samara Smyer – College of the Ozarks, Cost of Education Scholarship ($18,700 for four years), Summer Work Education Program ($10,175 for four years), Academic Excellence Award; Trace Staton – University of Central Missouri, Red & Black Scholarship ($1,500 for four years), Academic Excellence Award. Other College Awards Muhammad Ahmad – Truman State University, International President’s Honorary Scholarship ($2,500 for four years); Jonathan Burk – University of Central Missouri, Red & Black Scholarship ($1,500 for four years), Whitetails Unlimited Scholarship ($500); Kaydee Busse – Northwest Missouri State University, Merit Scholarship ($1,000 for four years); Aidriaan Carden – Northwest Missouri State University, Academic Excellence Award ($3,000 for four years), A+ Scholarship ($1,500 for two years), Go Green Grant Award ($2,195 for four years); Jylian Davis – Culver-Stockton College, Academic Scholarship ($10,000 for four years), Athletic Scholarship-Softball ($13,500 for four years); Gracie Ellis – Northwest Missouri State University, University Scholar ($1,500 for four years), A+ Scholarship ($1,500 for two years), American Dream Grant ($10,000 for four years); Andrew Englert – University of Kansas, KU Academic Achievement Award ($11,077 for four years); Ridge Howe – Missouri Western State University, Dean’s Scholarship ($1,000 for four years); Josh Kille – Missouri Valley College, Athletic Scholarship – Football ($4,000 for four years); Elizabeth Leach – Indiana Wesleyan University, Achievement Scholarship ($6,000 for four years), Pastor’s Dependent Scholarship ($1,800 for four years), IWU Scholarship ($6,400 for four years); Morgan Lowrey – Stephens College, Athletic Scholarship – Dance ($5,000 for four years); Anthony Riley – Missouri Western State University, Dean’s Scholarship ($1,000 for four years), A+ Scholarship ($1,500 for four years); Michael Sandefer – Lee University, Dean’s Scholarship ($7,000 for four years); Gavin Seeley – University of Central Missouri, Red & Black Scholarship ($1,500 for four years); Lexi Shoemaker – Northwest Missouri State University, Merit Scholarship ($1,000 for four years), A+ Scholarship ($1,500 for two years); Jensen Simmer – University of Central Missouri, Red & Black Scholarship ($1,500 for four years); Kayla Thorne – North Central Missouri College, Quail Forever Chapter Scholarship ($500); Drew Toedebusch – Northwest Missouri State University, Merit Scholarship ($1,000 for four years), A+ Scholarship ($1,500 for two years); Ruthie Vinson – University of Missouri – Kansas City, A+ Scholarship ($1,500 for four years); Jack Willard – Northwest Missouri State University. Merit Scholarship ($1,000 for four years), A+ Scholarship ($1,500 for two years); Gunnar Young – University of Arizona, Arizona Excellence Tuition Award ($14,000 for four years).