ROCKSPRINGS — Some of Meigs County’s best and brightest students were honored on Monday evening at the 33rd annual Meigs County Academic Excellence Banquet.
Each year, the top five percent of the students in grades 4, 6, 8, 10 and 12 from Eastern, Meigs and Southern Local are honored for their academic achievements.
The Hollywood themed event is sponsored by the Athens-Meigs Educational Service Center and held at Meigs High School.
In addition to the recognition of the students from around the county, one student is presented with the Franklin B. Walter All-Scholastic Award.
This year’s Franklin B. Walter award recipient was Southern Local’s Daniel Dunfee. Dunfee was presented the award by Southern High School Principal Daniel Otto. In receiving the award, Dunfee then addressed those in attendance.
Dunfee inspired students with his speech about the influence of family, imagination and realms that are opened through reading and the importance of making the choice to do good in the world. He left students with empowerment that they are the future leaders of the world and they will achieve great things.
The Franklin B. Walter All-Scholastic Award was established in 1989 by Ohio’s County Superintendents to recognize student achievement and promote academic accomplishment. One senior from each of Ohio’s eighty-eight counties receives this prestigious honor each year. They have achieved this honor by virtue of their academic achievement, personal accomplishments, and community service.
Students recognized at the 33rd annual Meigs County Academic Excellence Banquet included,
Meigs Local: Halle Lewis, Dominic Bryan, Quentin Smith, Rebecca Young, Katy Cox, Jack Musser, Morgan Myers, Caleb Ogdin, Alexa Russell, Olivia Goble, Jocelyn Cunningham, Marissa Allen, Madison Fields, Allison Hanstine, Matthew Jackson, Marissa Noble, Angela Morris, Jordan Roush, Elena Musser, Dillon Mahr, Raeline Reeves, Gracie Hoffman, Courtney Jones, Tyler Williams.
Eastern Local: Kayla Sellers, Rylan Weeks, Trenton Morrissey, Jake Barber, Olivia Barber, Ella Carleton, Chase King, Mollie Maxon, Katelyn Edwards, Jett Facemyer, Laura Pullins, Jessica Coleman.
Southern: Katie Brooker, Carson Reuter, Jake Roush, Riley Lisle, Kyler Rogers, Kristin McKay, Mallory Johnson, Marissa Brooker, Sierra Cleland, Amanda Cole, Daniel Dunfee, Sara Schenkelberg.