Romberg, Pedersen take home top Alexander scholarship awards at MHS banquet

Maryville High School Senior Scholars were honored at the Scholars Banquet on Wednesday, May 4, at the Airport Hilton. Receiving awards are John Schmidt, Christie  English, Bryan Calloway, Amber Byrum, Alex Wade, Kathryn Gard, Samuel McCachren, Dacey Cockrill, Emily Humphreys, Jackson Fleer, Max Ingram, Katie Shelgren, Aleyse McNealy, Catherine Eichorn, James Carmichael, Samuel Cupp, Stian Romberg, Brooke King, Elizabeth Gombert, Mark Wadham, Stevie Morrison, Kristina Conner, Evan Tuck, Robert Pederson and Molley Welch.

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Maryville High School Senior Scholars were honored at the Scholars Banquet on Wednesday, May 4, at the Airport Hilton. Receiving awards are John Schmidt, Christie English, Bryan Calloway, Amber Byrum, Alex Wade, Kathryn Gard, Samuel McCachren, Dacey Cockrill, Emily Humphreys, Jackson Fleer, Max Ingram, Katie Shelgren, Aleyse McNealy, Catherine Eichorn, James Carmichael, Samuel Cupp, Stian Romberg, Brooke King, Elizabeth Gombert, Mark Wadham, Stevie Morrison, Kristina Conner, Evan Tuck, Robert Pederson and Molley Welch.

Four years of academic achievement was signified by a gold stoles Wednesday night, May 4, as juniors, seniors, faculty and family filled the Airport Hilton for the Maryville High School Scholars Banquet. A total of 45 were honored during the program for achievements in academics, striving for excellence, integrity in school and community and participation in extracurricular activities.

Stian Romberg received the $25,000 Lamar Alexander Scholarship for his academic achievements, leadership and community service and participation in extracurricular activities including MHS football and basketball. Romberg, who plans to pursue an engineering degree at Brown University, was described by his nominating teacher as “goal-oriented and well-rounded.”

Robert Pedersen, who was also class Valedictorian, received the $15,000 Lamar Alexander Scholarship. His nomination pointed out his academic achievements, including taking 23 bonus point classes, as well as his leadership and community service and participation as a member of the MHS football, track team and as a wrestler. His nominating teacher said he “truly embodies the positive attributes of what it means to be a student-athlete.”

Receiving $1,000 Lamar Alexander Scholarships each were Catherine Eichhorn, Sam McCachren and John Schmidt.

Salutatorian for MHS is Samuel Cupp.

Receiving recognition as Senior Scholars were Robert Pedersen, Samuel Cupp, Stian Romberg, Catherine Eichhorn, Sam McCachren, John Schmidt, Amber Byrum, Bryan Calloway, James CarMichael, Dacey Cockrill, Kristina Conner, Christie English, Jackson Fleer, Kathryn Gard, Elizabeth Gombert, Emily Humphreys, Max Ingram, Brooke King, Aleyse McNealy, Stevie Morrison, Katie Shelgren, Evan Tuck, Alex Wade, Mark Wadham and Molley Welch.

Junior Scholars were Emily Collins, Rebekah Damron, Rachel Evans, Erica Hesson, Emily Isaacs, Keith Ivens, Austin Jackson, Krista Kennedy, Madeline Leonard, Rachelle Lowry, Taylor Rigatti, Ellen Rigell, Patton Robinette, Joseph Robinson, Gabriel Sneed, Tiffany Thomas, Madison Thornbury, Blake Tiemeyer, Bradley Vorjohan and Yusuke Yamanaka.

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