6/8/2017 3:00:00 PM Willhite, Poling and class of 2017 get nearly $500,000
Logan Bovard gets standing ovation from superintendent Branden Roeder and school board members Gary Kinnett, Connie Smith, Renee Cole and Andrea Ketenbrink as he was recognized for his enlistment into the U.S. Air Force. Kyla Willhite was named valedictorian and Claire Poling salutatorian at the 2017 Rising Sun High School Awards Program on Thursday, June 1st.
The two were chosen to lead the 47 member class in graduation ceremonies on Sunday, June 4th. A total amount $495,937 in scholarships was presented, including the Lilly winner. Diplomas earned included: Academic Honors diploma: Claire Blackwell, Tristan Brown, Macy Elliott, Angelo Gallegos, Bryant Housemyer, Jessica Koons, Cecilia Lambertson, Zach Martini, Kevin Otter, Clair Poling, Allyson Pruiett, Caroline Siekman, Jacqueline Stapleton, Kennedy Theetge, Scott Webb, Kyla Willhite. Technical Honors Diploma: MaKayla White. CORE 40: Chad Ackman, Brandon Benning, Josh Beyer, Logan Bovard, Emily Craig, Derrick Eldridge, Jacob Grace, Adam Hensley, Baylie Hunter, Dylan Johnson, Justin Kemp, Katelyn Landwehr, Chase McDade, Nick Salyers, Jakob Sandlin, Nathan Siekman, Brittany Smith, Michaela Smith, Dustin Tague, Chelby Taulbee, Mike Veechiola, Tyler Walton, Alyssa Webb, Derak Woystek, Ashley Yauch. Dual enrollment participants with courses at IVY Tech included: Claire Blackwell, Tristan Brown, Macy Elliott, Emily Craig, Bryant Housemyer, Jessica Koons, Cecilia Lambertson, Claire Poling, Allyson Pruiett, Jacqueline Stapleton, Tyler Walton,Scott Webb, Kyla Willhite. TGEC earning 30 college credit hours were: Claire Blackwell, Tristan Brown, Claire Poling, Jacqueline Stapleton, Tyler Walton, Scott Webb, Kyla Willhite. Ivy Tech Scholarship: Allyson Pruiett Ivy Tech Valedictorian Scholarship: Kyla Willhite. Career Center graduates included: Emergency Services: Josh Beyer. Diesel Technology: Chad Ackman. Heavy Equipment: Logan Bovard. Building Trades: Nick Salyers, Nathan Siekman. Auto Collision Repairs: Jakob Sandlin. Welding Technology: Dustin Tague. Dental Assisting: MaKayla White, Alyssa Webb. Architectural Drafting and Design: Derak Woystek. Katelyn Landwehr (one year). Rising Sun nominees for most outstanding student at the Career Center: Jakob Sandlin, Auto Collision; Derak Woystek, CAD; Nathan Siekman, Building Trades; Josh Beyer, Emergency Service; Dylan Koons, Computer Repair; Alyssa Webb, Dental Assisting: Most Outstanding RSHS student at Career Center: Nathan Siekman. National Honor Society: Claire Blackwell, Tristan Brown, Emily Craig, Macy Elliott, Bryant Housemyer, Jessica Koons, Cecelia Lambertson, Zach Martini, Kevin Otter, Claire Poling, Allyson Pruiett, Caroline Siekman, Brittany Smith, Jacqueline Stapleton, Kennedy Theetge, Scott Webb, Kyla Willhite. Scholarships: Rising Sun Regional Foundation Scholarships: Kevin Otter, Tristan Brown, Scott Webb, Tyler Walton, Claire Poling, Ashley Yauch. Phyllis A. Brown Memorial Scholarship: Caroline Siekman, Allyson Pruiett Lilly Endowment Scholarship: Jessica Koons Ohio County Community Foundation Scholarship: Claire Poling, Jacqueline Stapleton, Scott Webb, Kyla Willhite Denise Ann Beyer Memorial Scholarship: Claire Poling, Claire Blackwell Gary Green Community Scholarship: Claire Poling Randy and Debbie Eaglin Scholarship: Bryant Housemyer Lois Mora and Gertrude Shockley Keller Scholarship: Kennedy Theetge Ohio County Community Foundation Board of directors: Claire Poling Ohio County Joint Community Scholarship: Claire Poling, Scott Webb Brinson Williamson Memorial Scholarship: Emily Craig Dana Lee Ballard Scholarship: Scott Webb Steven W. McHenry Memorial Scholarship: Angelo Gallegos Donald Bowman Memorial Scholarship: Claire Poling, Allyson Pruiett. Rising Sun Fire Department Emergency service Scholarship: Brandon Benning Cass-Union Consolidated School Scholarships: Tristan Brown, Scott Webb Rising Sun High School Alumni Scholarship: Tristan Brown, Scott Webb American Legion Auxiliary Post #59: Tristan Brown, Claire Poling, Tyler Walton American Legion Scholarship: Tristan Brown, Claire Poling, Tyler Walton Ohio Valley River Cats Catfish Scholarship: Baylie Hunter Paul Scudder Memorial Scholarship: Kyla Willhite, Scott Webb. United Community Bank: Macy Elliott. Charles and Hazel Johnson Scholarship: Claire Blackwell, Emily Craig, Macy Elliott, Scott Webb Tri Kappa Sorority: Jacqueline Stapleton Gerald and Patricia Johnson Memorial Scholarship: Claire Poling Rising Sun Public School Endowment Scholarship: Macy Elliott, Bryant Housemyer, Baylie Hunter, Claire Poling, Allyson Pruiett, Caroline Siekman, Jacqueline Stapleton, Kennedy Theetge, Scott Webb, Kyla Willhite. Rising Sun Rotary Club "Top 10": Claire Blackwell, Emily Craig, Macy Elliott, Jessica Koons, Cecilia Lambertson, Claire Poling, Allyson Pruiett, Jacqueline Stapleton, Scott Webb, Kyla Willhite, Rising Sun Rotary Club: Kevin Otter, Allyson Pruiett. Dearborn Savings: Macy Elliott Voiture 40&8 Nursing Scholarships: Claire Blackwell, Baylie Hunter, Ashley Yauch. IEO & Vaughn Pursuing dreams Scholarship: Claire Poling Michael D. Hayes Scholarship: Austin Armstrong Wilma Lohide Scholarship: Allyson Pruiett Wilke S. and James W. Lemon Scholarship: Jacqueline Stapleton Ohio County Farm Bureau Scholarship: Tristan Brown, Jacqueline Stapleton Dearborn County Hospital Foundation High School Senior Scholarship Program: Scott Webb Francis and Naomi Dibble Scholarships: Allyson Pruiett, Jacqueline Stapleton, Scott Webb Thomas and John Cooper Scholarship: Claire Blackwell, Macy Elliott John E. Bakes Scholarship: Scott Webb, Kyla Willhite. Abigail Fletcher and Sydney Elliott (college). Edward G. and Grace B. Gray Memorial Scholarship: Claire Poling, Allyson Pruiett. Other awards: The following students have participated in the 21st Century Scholars Program: Cecilia Lambertson, Zach Martini, Tyler Walton, MaKayla White, Ashley Yauch. Other student awards: Claire Blackwell- received the Northern Kentucky University excellence Scholarship of $12,000 over four years. Angelo Gallegos received the Swiss Wine Festival Ambassador Scholarship of $250. Jessica Koons received merit scholarship from the University of Indianapolis to cover costs for housing and books. Baylie Hunter received a scholarship from NKU for $2000, Claire Poling received the IMEA scholarship of $1000 and the NKU Founders Scholarship of $7500. Caroline Siekman received the Grand Lodge Scholarship for $1225 and the Richard Lugar academic recognition award of $12,500. Tyler Walton received the Hoosier Boys State Scholarship for $2500 and the Dean's Scholarship from Trine University for $15,000. Scott Webb was awarded the Richard Lugar academic recognition award of $14,500 and Rising Sun First Baptist Scholarship for $500. Rising Sun High School Principal Noel Bostic recognized graduate Logan Bovard who will be serving his country in the military. Three foreign exchange students were recognized: Onjira Pang Porthanawat from Thailand, Fedrica Micocci of Italy and Aroa Benetiz-Santana of Spain.
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