Jefferson County High School Honors Underclassmen During 2019 Honors Night

Monday night, Jefferson County High School held its annual Underclass Honors Night at the Carson-Newman University Student Activities Center. The evening honored 9th, 10th, and 11th grade students who earned many accolades among their peers. Congratulations to all the students on a great school year!

Girls State Representatives: Karissa Long, Sarah Tollefson, and Kaitlyn Williams.

Boys State Representatives: Grady Hicks, David Walker, and Tanner Woods.

Rebekah Allen was accepted to the Governor’s School for Prospective Teachers.

Caitlin Tallon was accepted to the Governor’s School for the Arts.

Jefferson County High School Community Service Award: Eli Blazer

Criminal Justice Department Community Service Awards: Laurel Palmeno, Jersey Raines, Alexander Hall, Kyler Trent, Jordyn Cumberland, and Alina Ferrell.

Forensics Club Awards:

Brody McCampbell is the first Freshman in team history to be elected by his peers to an officer position. He holds the rank of Ruby Distinction from the NSDA and is the first Freshman to represent Jefferson County high school at the National Individual Events Tournament of Champions this May.

Sophomore Samantha Daugherty Serves as secretary of the forensics team and currently holds the NSDA rank of Ruby Distinction. She placed 3rd in Dramatic Interpretation at the Tennessee High School Speech and Drama League District 4 Championships. She will represent JCHS at the THSSDL State Championships and the National Individual Events Tournament of Champions in May.

Junior Trinity West holds the National Speech and Debate Association rank of Ruby Distinction and finishes her junior year as a Tennessee High School Speech and Drama League District 4 Poetry Interpretation Champion.

Science Bowl Representatives: Tori Rogers, Kaitlyn Williams, Russell McCoig, Lakin Breeden, Ally Martinez, and Abigail Worley.

All State East Band: Jack O’Hare and Marienne Bryan.

Outstanding Performers in SkillsUSA Competition:

Cammy Palmeno: third place, job interview.
Jersey Raines: second place, CSI.
Tandey Richards: third place, job skill demo.

Math Department Competition Awards:

In Algebra I: Austin Crusenberry, Hailey Whitaker, Lisa Plourde and Gracen Worley.

In Geometry: Dominic Shroeder, Desmond Ford, and Matthew Romines

The student with third-highest score in Algebra I is
Eli Shirley.

The second highest score in Algebra I belongs to Molly Zander.

And finishing first place in Algebra I and the winner of a $1,000.00 Carson-Newman Scholarship: Meici Payne.

The Automotive program student of the year: Savannah Sinard.

The carpentry student of the year: Dawson Denton.

The AP Computer Science student of the year: Jeffrey Bishop.

The cosmetology program students of the year: sophomore Leslie Osborne and junior Donna Heifner.

The Outstanding Criminal Justice Student award: sophomore Jersey Raines and junior Allina Ferrell.

The Health occupations program would like to recognize the following students for excellent performance over the past year: Sophomore Jacklyn Murphy and Junior Katelyn Cox.

The HVAC/R class student of the year: Cole Hicks.

The technology education program honors the following students with its outstanding performance awards: sophomore Aaron King and junior Jacob King.

The Outstanding Digital Imaging I Award: Tobey Dunaway.
The outstanding Digital Imaging 2 Award: Kellina Ferrell.

The Solid Works Associate certification was offered for the first time this year. These students passed this examination and are qualified to work as a Solid Works Associate! Congratulations to Samuel Nichols and Fischer Charles.

The Business student of the year: Mark Sweeten.

The marketing students of the year: sophomore Abby Dodgin and junior Michael Hughes.

The Outstanding Freshman Family and Consumer Science Student: Kiersa Cooke.

The Outstanding Sophomore Family and Consumer Science Student: Abbey Rooker.

The Outstanding Junior Family and Consumer Science Student: Maci Lindner.

FCCLA, the extra-curricular arm of Family and Consumer Science would also like to honor its members of the year. Please come forward, Freshman Sadie Smith, Sophomore Kailey Hoffner, and junior Simon Pate.

Freshman, Sophomore, and Junior Army JROTC Outstanding Cadet Award: Kayla Mitchell, Lowe Stephens, and Ashley Collins.

English 9 Top Students:

Noah Williams

Gracen Worley

Maggie Johnson

Meici Payne

Kayla Whitaker

Teresa Marie Bryant

English 10 Top Students:

Logan Ballon

Connor Campbell

Brianna Rouse

Jacob Thompson

Zoe Tolzmann

Elli Weatherbie

AP English Awards:

Tanner Atkins

Rebecca Finchum

Kaitlyn Williams

Ally Waltke

Yearbook Underclass Student of the Year : Chloe Robison

Outstanding performance in French: Kylee Brinker.

Outstanding performance in Spanish: Christina Ratcliff

Outstanding underclass performance in Honors German III: Taylor Floyd.

AP Music theory student of the year: Caitlyn Hurt.

Jomarie Duites was selected for the All-East Honor Choir.

Also this year, two members from our choral department were selected to sing with 200 other freshmen students across East Tennessee in a clinic and performance at Maryville College. Please come forward, Jacob Ayers-Hayes and Ainsley Murrow.

Theater arts 1 Student of the Year: Connor Lute.

Theater arts 2 Student of the Year: Haley Fyffe

The Visual Arts program congratulates its students of the year: Elli Weatherbie for Visual Arts I, Emma Woody for Visual Arts II, and Staci Mann for Visual Arts III.

The following students have demonstrated outstanding achievement in Honors Algebra 1 during the 2018-2019 academic year:

Emily Hall

Maggie Johnson

James Markert

Zebulun Morris

Meici Payne

Hailey Whitaker

Kayla Whitaker

Molly Zander

The following students are being honored as the top students in Honors Algebra 2.

Connor Campbell

Jacob King

Desmond Ford

Rebekah Allen

Jaiden Kasaval

Rebecca Finchum

Brianna Barrios

The Math department would like to recognize the following students for outstanding achievement in Geometry.

Matt Romines

Bailey Maynard

Aaron King

Abbey Rooker

Hannah Ball

Caitlyn Mitchell

The Math Department also wishes to recognize the following students who have achieved exemplary status in Honors Precalculus:

Michael Blomenberg

Ally Waltke

Russell McCoig

The Honors Biology I awards are presented to:

Paige Grimsled

Zebulun Morris

Kayla Whitaker

Emily Hall

Pritee Patel

Jack O’Hare

Alexandra Rines

Zachary Blais

Honors Chemistry I Award.

Kellie McGhee

Connor Campbell

Meghan McIntosh

Zoe Tolzmann

Bailey Maynard

Enlai Zhang

Honors Chemistry II Students of the year: Rebecca Finchum and Logan Ballon.

The AP Chemistry Student of the Year: Jacob Knight

The anatomy and physiology class student of the year: Rachel Kirby

The AP environmental science class is proud to honor Evan Davenport as student of the year.

AP US Government Outstanding Performance Award: Elli Weatherbie

AP Human Geography Award: Meici Payne

The AP US History awards:

Jacob Knight

Michael Blomenberg

Tori Rogers

Abigail Worley

AP Comparative Government Class Student of the Year: Ian Muncy

Wellness Students of the Year: Grady Hicks and Elli Weatherbie

Freshman Students of the Year: Zoie Denton and Clint Martin

Sophomore Students of the Year: Lauren Bible and Nic Ravnborg

Junior Students of the Year: Jaycee Schroeder and Tanner Atkins

Source: Angie Stanley, Jefferson County Post Staff Writer