Students Honored at Academic Banquet

by Elizabeth Pitts-Hibbard

Marlow High School seniors received over $25,000 in scholarships on Tuesday night at the 25th annual Academic Banquet, held in the high school gymnasium. Marlow High School alumnus Tyler Fikes was the keynote speaker.

The event is funded by over 30 local donors, including businesses and individuals. Although attendance had to be limited and a meal was not served due to COVID-19 restrictions, the school administration celebrated the academic achievements of all four classes.

Students who qualify for the honor for the first time receive a pin acknowledging their success. Additional stones are added to the pin for subsequent qualifying years, and seniors who qualify receive scholarships.

Seniors who have attended the Academic Banquet all four years and have a 4.0 unweighted grade point average receive the highest scholarship amount as well as a commemorative clock. The top scholarship amount this year was $1100; fifteen seniors received the honor.

SENIORS 4.0 UNWEIGHTED

Grace Elizabeth Banks

Olivia Faith Cantwell

Madison Anne Contreras

Hailey Nicole Griggs

Lane Charles Johnson

Elaina Marie Kuhlman

Lanie Kay Leach

Tamara Nicole McConnell

Hailey Alexis Sloan

Abigail Elaine Strong

Shilor Jade Sullivent

Savanah Caroline Triplett

Jenna Janae Wade

Jacob Michael Waller

SENIORS 3.6 AND ABOVE

Melissa Rae Cooper

Noah Luke Davis

Gracey Layne DaVoult

Madison Jae Fitzhugh

Blake Will Harris

Maddison Lane Hise

Elena Marie Holguin

Joshua Shawn Kowalik

Nicolas Keith Mansfield

Tyler Ryan McKinley

Loren Marie McMinn

Carson Lee Moore

Jessilyn Faith Pearson

Brianna Danielle Reed

Rachel Danielle Retherford

Mikaylee Danae Ribble

Jaiden Briann Standridge

Aubrey Pearl Topping

Yaira Crystal Velasco

Braeden Lee Whaley

JUNIORS 3.8 AND ABOVE

Caleb Michael Dale Baade

Lyvia McCall Bateman

William Dean Bergner

Jori Dawn Brittain

Cooper Gregory Brooks

Nathaniel Shay Cain

Dylan James Chesher

Emily Laine Cleary

Landry Freeman

Jace Tyler Gilbert

Kailey Lynn Griggs

Maggie Olivia Hammond

Harlee Beth Heaton

Landon Alan Holley

Caleb Aaron Kimbro

Alexus Jayann King

Korie Shae Kizarr

Brennan Paul Morgan

Chance Matthew O’Neal

Landry Grace O’Neal

Riley Nicole New

Braxton Macade Ramsey

Case Evan Rich

Ty Douglas Scott

Kole Landry Seeley

Chelsea Rhyan Strutton

Luke Thomas Tolle

Kristany Lynn Travis

Renee Linden Vermillion

SOPHOMORES 3.9 AND ABOVE

Maya Grace Cantwell

Ashton Lea Cox

Erin Paige Doughty

Makayla Jae Fitzhugh

Gehrig William Furr

Kennedy Carol Kizarr

Marissa Kay Krautbauer

Marlow Renew Latimer

Hailey Rae McKinley

Payton Ryan Ortega

Avery james Payne

Kenzie Grace Retherford

James Harry Stout

Talon Lee Sullivent

Whitney Olivia Wade

Morgan Faith Warren

John Ayden Adams

Abbey Grace Witt

Brian Zhang

FRESHMEN 4.0

Dawson R. Baker

Riley Jo Dickerson

Jesika Lynn Friedl

Barron Jay Gage

Cade Ryan Gilbert

Gabriella Reese Hack

Macy Jo Heaton

Lauren Elizabeth Ivory

Lawson Joseph Knox

Owen Michael Bruce Long

Ryli Alyse Murray

Abigail Mae Olivier

Travis Robert Phillips

Emma Rose Samples

Sydney Nicole Souter

Chesnie Grace Stuart

Cody Matthew Weber

Andrew Carl Wollenberg

Caressa Renee Michelle Woods