WEST ALEXANDRIA — The annual Rotary Honor Scholars banquet was held at Twin Valley South High School on Thursday, April 27.
The Rotary Honor Scholars banquet, coordinated by the Preble County Educational Service Center, recognizes sophomores, juniors, and seniors who are in the top 5 percent of their class.
The speaker at this year’s banquet was Robert G Keller Jr., AUA, University Architect Emeritus. Robert Keller was the University Architect and Campus Planner at Miami University for nearly 25 years, where he served as the director of the Division of Planning, Architecture and Engineering overseeing long range capital planning and all phases of design and major construction for the Oxford and regional campuses. Prior to his position with the university, Keller was in private architectural practice for fifteen years in Dayton, with an emphasis on corporate architecture and interior design.
Keller is now retired and lives in Oxford, with his wife Nancy, where he remains active as Miami University Architect Emeritus.
The following students were recognized as Honor Scholars:
Eaton High School: Seniors — Jacob Hickman, Daniel Howard, Megan Lipps, Emma McKinney, Grace Miller, Branden Moles, Danielle Newport, Lydia Noh, Brookelynn Selby, Jessica Spitler. Juniors — John Christman, Fletcher Durham, Allison hickman, Hannah Keller, Alyssa Maul, Katelyn Niehaus, Kenzie Rutherford, Sasha Taxter, Sarah Willis. Sophomores — John Altom, Savannah Burgess-Flack, Andrew Collins, Brandon Cottingim, Brennan Fogle, Nathan Gard, Mary Gething, Arica Hamilton, Kevin Lam, Ava Miller, Ryan Venable.
National Trail: Seniors — Branden Christensen, Tyler Glander, Austin Green, Peyton Harrison, Faith King. Juniors — Chloe Anderson, Katie Buehner, Erika Gallaher, SaraRae Hallstein, Michelle Massa. Sophomores — Savanna Abner, Jesse Biser, Adam Eyler, Elizabeth Melton, Paige Rike.
Preble Shawnee: Seniors — Addyson Anspaugh, Alec Hamblin, Kevin Ketring, Sidney Quillen, Elise Walker, Kassandra Wilson. Juniors — Joseph Bates, Kaitlynne Burton, Austin Fields, Jenniffer Profitt, David Yocom. Sophomores — Abigail Bulach, Kaylie Campbell, Jenna Lovely, Kyle Manley, Nicole Sims, Zach Warren.
Tri-County North: Seniors — Cal Boggs, Marley Judd, Jacob Louthan, Kaila McGee, Trenton Napier, Lindsay Owens, Haille Pitcock, Chelsey Strawser, John Stubblefield, Timothy Stubblefield, Kyle Sykes. Juniors — Olivia Baldasare, Brady Bateman, Ethan Cooley, Elizabeth Free, Echota Henderson, Ashley Johnson, Lauren Koenig, Jacob Offenbacker, Jacqueline Owens, Megan Poling, Hailey Thies, Kevin Tomlin, Emma Tobias. Sophomores — Alexander Boggs, Madison Cox, Riley Cruse, Mason Dreischarf, Sean Finnigan, Kyrstin Haney, Megan Herbert, Tessah Knisley, Kali Meyers, Kimberly Stacey, Mary Grace Toth, Casey Whipp.
Twin Valley South: Seniors — Andrew Augspurger, Haley Back, Abby Beneke, Emma Fergus, Sydney Vorhis, Madison Wright, Megan Wright. Juniors — Ryan Bassler, Hunter Bennett, Audrey Chesney, Mylan Crews, Rylee Emig, Chyann Kendel, Travis Lovely. Sophomores — Madison Blair, William Bowman, Jake Byrne, Thane Class, Chase Denlinger, Nathan Osborn, Erin Tebbe.
In a press release, the Preble County Educational Service Center offered its gratitude to the superintendents, principals, assistant principals, and counselors of each school district for their help in making this event possible. Also, a special thank-you went out to the Eaton Rotary Members for their support of each student from the five county schools who attended the dinner. “Appreciation goes to Twin Valley South for hosting and preparing the meal for the banquet,” ESC officials noted.
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