The Riverton Parke Senior Class of 2023 was honored with a Senior Awards Night ceremony in the school’s cafeteria on Monday, May 8. The banquet got underway with a welcome from school Guidance Counselor Annette Cox, who hosted the event.
Those who were honored included the following:
Award and Scholarship Recipients
• Co-Valedictorians: Ella Harper and Josalyn Huxford
• Salutatorian: Jenna Amerman
• Ivy Tech. Awards: Dakota Bex, Ryein Fisher, Barrett Roberts,
• Asian Evans, Olivia Jacks
• American Legion/Tony Kashon Scholarships : Hallie Vandevender, Macey Barnes, Olivia Jacks, Logan MacDonald, Brandon Todd, Madelyn Belcher, Abigail Roderick, Neveah Franklin, Natalie Pruitt, Mathew Mullins.
• American Legion Post 48 Scholarship: Olivia Jacks
• AMVETS Scholarship: Abigail Roderick
• Tri Kappa Scholarship: Brandon Todd
• Ina Mae Clark Fine Arts Award: Hallie Vandevender
• Ina Mae Clark Music Award: Natalie Pruitt
• Montezuma Alumni Scholarship: Natalie Pruitt
• DAR Good Citizen Award: Mathew Mullins
• Emily Anne Herzog Memorial Scholarships: Olivia Jacks and Natalie Pruitt
• Marine Awards, Scholastic Excellence Award: Ella Harper Distinguished Athlete Award: Bailey Duke Musical Excellence Award: Natalie Pruitt, Marine Recruit: Trislynn Phillips
• 4H Senior Scholarships: Madelyn Belcher, Nevaeh Franklin, Josalyn Huxford, Olivia Jacks
• JAG Awards: Michael Fellows, Austin Burns, Derron Hazzard, Landen Livengood, Tomas Gutierrez, Juan Melendez, Asia Evans, Olivia Jacks, Lilli Steelsmith, Bailey Duke, Lexi Nowicki, Autumn Maitre, Alexis Nichols, Nevaeh Franklin, Hallie Vandevender.
• Wendy’s Heisman Awards: Madelyn Belcher & Mathew Mullins
• Next Generation Hoosier Educator Scholarship: Ella Harper
• Napa Boost Scholarship: Barrett Roberts
Parke County Community Foundation Scholarships
• Andrew & Janett Allen Family Scholarship: Olivia Jacks
• Darrell Brubeck Memorial: Jacob Hopton
• Beatrice J. Collings Memorial Scholarships: Macey Barnes, Madelyn Belcher, Bailey Duke, Nevaeh Franklin, Brooke Harkrider, Ella Harper, Hallie Vandevender, Jacob Hopton, Autumn Maitre, Mathew Mullins, Alexia Nowicki
• Ralph Holbert Memorial Scholarship: Karlie Marion
• Sam and Lucille Chowning & Linda Haynes Scholarship: Autumn Maitre
• Elizabeth Davies Ellis Scholarships: Olivia Jacks, Logan MacDonald, Karlie Marion, Natalie Pruitt
• Richard Harney Professional Writing Scholarship: Lilli Steelsmith
• Joseph & Dorothy Archer Scholarships: Destiny Cox, Asia Evans, Derron Hazzard, Josalyn Huxford, Alexis Nichols, Abigail Roderick, Lilli Steelsmith, Brandon Todd
• Margaret Penman Memorial Scholarship: Brandon Todd
• Southwest Parke Music Booster Scholarship: Natalie Pruitt
• RP Norton Athletic Booster Scholarship Fund: Madelyn Belcher, Derron Hazzard
• Conrad Doan Scholarship: Jenna Amerman, Ella Harper
• Wayne and Eleanor Stanley Scholarship: Abigail Roderick
• Lunsford Family Scholarship: Ella Harper
• 6th District Americanism and Government Award: Madelyn Belcher
• College Board National Recognition and Small Town Award: Jenna Amerman, Brooke Harkrider
• 21st Century Scholarships: Dakota Bex, Bailey Duke, Ryein Fisher, Nevaeh Franklin, Elli Garry, Joslyn Graves, Brooke Harkrider, Ashton Lowry, Mathew Mullins, Alexia Nowicki, Kylan Schoffstall, Cloe Vanatti
Honors Diploma Recipients
• Technical Honors: Dakota Bex, Kaylynn Chapman, Elli Garry, Joslyn Graves, Autumn Maitre, Barrett Roberts, Lilli Steelsmith, Hallie Vandevender
• Academic Honors: Olivia Jacks, Mathew Mullins, Alexia Nowicki,
• Kylan Schoffstall
• Both Academic and Technical Honors: Jenna Amerman, Macey Barnes, Madelyn Belcher, Bailey Duke, Asia Evans, Nevaeh Franklin, Brooke Harkrider, Ella Harper, Jacob Hopton, Josalyn Huxford, Jenna Layne, Karlie Marion, Natlaie Pruitt, Abigail Roderick, Cloe Vanatti
• Presidential Awards for Academic Excellence: Jenna Amerman, Madelyn Belcher, Nevaeh Franklin, Brooke Harkrider, Ella Harper, Josalyn Huxford, Natalie Pruitt
Individual College Awards and Scholarships
• Butler University: Olivia Jacks, Butler Lacy School of Business Scholarship
• Franciscan University: Logan MacDonald, Provost and St. Michael’s Scholarships and Elks Lodge Scholarship.
• Franklin College: Maddie Belcher, Franklin College Founders Scholarship and Franklin College Grant.
• Indiana State University: Jenna Amerman, ISU Presidential and Child of Alumni Scholarships; Ella Harper, ISU President’s Academic Excellence and Child of Alumni Scholarships; Josalyn Huxford, ISU President’s Academic Excellence and Child of Alumni Scholarships; Jacob Hopton, Academic Distinction and Child of Alumni Scholarships; Nevaeh Franklin, Academic Distinction, 21st Century Scholars Housing, 21st Century Book Stipend and Child of Alumni Scholarships; Brandon Todd, Academic Distinction and Engineering Scholarships; Dmitri Slobodeaniuc, International Scholar Award; Hallie Vandevender, Academic Distinction and Child of Alumni Scholarships.
• Indiana University: Natalie Pruitt, Lauren Robel Bicentennial Scholarship and Provost Scholarship; Mathew Mullins, Lauren Robel Bicentennial Scholarship, IU 21st Century Covenant Award and O’Neill Indiana Leadership Award.
• Lincoln Trail College: Bailey Duke, Alberta Trousdale Eagleton Scholarship and softball athletic scholarship.
• Purdue University: Brooke Harkrider, Purdue Promise Housing Award, Access and Success Incentive Grant and Federal Supplemental Ed Opportunity Grant.
• Saint Mary of the Woods College: Derron Hazzard-Indiana Resident Scholarship, football athletic scholarship; and Derron also received the Pepsi Athlete of the Week Scholarship that he will be using at St. Mary’s; Alexia Nowicki-Indiana Resident Scholarship and basketball athletic scholarship.