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Sterling students earn scholarships, honors

Published: Saturday, June 14, 2014 1:15 a.m. CST

STERLING –The following Sterling High School students received awards during the honors program May 12 at the school:

Nicholas Abele: Pheasants Forever Scholarship $500, Sauk Valley Area Chamber of Commerce Charles A. Farnham Scholarship $1,000, Sterling Boys Swim Team Senior Scholar Award $100, Sterling-Rock Falls Men’s Club Civic Involvement Bob Woessner Scholarship $500, Wesley United Methodist Lions Family Scholarship $500, all for 1 year; Western Illinois University Commitment Scholarship $2,000 and Western Illinois University Heritage Scholarship $2,000, both per year for 4 years; October Student of the Month; and Illinois State Scholar.

Erin Ansusinha: Sterling-Rock Falls Community Trust Clement Hey Memorial Scholarship $2,000 and Sterling-Rock Falls Community Trust General Scholarship $2,500, both for 1 year; Augustana College Presidential Scholarship $22,000 and Augustana College Cultural Diversity Award $3,000, both per year for 4 years; February Student of the Month; and Illinois State Scholar.

Erica Armstrong Chesman: Coaches Scholarship $1,000 for 1 year and Western Illinois University Academic Scholarship $4,000 per year for 4 years.

Maribel Baca: Sauk Valley Community College Scholars Award Program $3,852 per year for 2 years.

Darien Bardoner: Jessica Coleman Strader Memorial Scholarship $1,000, Robbins’ Family Education Scholarship $750, Sterling-Rock Falls Community Trust General Scholarship $2,500, all for 1 year; Sterling Administrators’ Scholarship $1,000 over 3 years; Aurora University Crimi Scholarship $11,000 and Aurora University Grant $2,900, both per year for 4 years; and May Student of the Month.

Kaitlyn Bauer: January Student of the Month.

Quinten Borum: Carson DeJarnatt Mathematics Scholarship $500 for 1 year and Illinois State Scholar.

Laurence Brandon III: Northern Illinois University Scholarship $4,000 per year for 2 years and Henry Brito U.S. National Guard Montgomery GI Bill, full tuition.

Jenna Brown: Sterling American Legion Post 296 Barbara A. Johannson Scholarship $500 and Sterling American Legion Post 296 Scholarship $500 , both for 1 year.

Alec Burkett: U.S. Air Force Montgomery GI Bill, full tuition.

Anthony Byvick: The Art Institute of Schaumburg Merit Scholarship $250 per year for 3 years and Marco Calderas I Believe in You Scholarship $200 for 1 year.

William Canales: Jeff Gale Scholarship $1,000 for 1 year.

Austin Cook: SVCC Athletic Scholarship $1,926 per year for 2 years.

Zackery Depuy: Charlie Bishop Scholarship $1,000, Mekeel Family Scholarship $1,000, and Ron Pineda Memorial Scholarship $1,000, all for 1 year.

Deisy Diaz: Robbins’ Family Medical Scholarship $750, Sterling-Rock Falls Community Trust General Scholarship $1,250, and William B. Yemm Memorial Scholarship $750, all for 1 year; SVCC Scholars Award Program $3,852 per year for 2 years; March Student of the Month; and Illinois State Scholar.

Keaton Dir: Brad Onken Memorial Sterling Park District Scholarship $750, George Marshall Memorial Scholarship $500, and Jolie McPherson Memorial Scholarship $1,000, all for 1 year; William Jewell College Trustee’s Scholarship $16,000 and William Jewell College Athletic Scholarship $9,000, both per year for 4 years; March Student of the Month; and Illinois State Scholar.

Colton Donohue: Wayne and Ruth Diehl Scholarship $1,000 for 1 year.

Stormy Douglas: Sterling-Rock Falls Gobblers Chapter National Wild Turkey Federation Scholarship $250 for 1 year.

Alexandra Edwards: SVCC Scholars Award Program $3,852 per year for 2 years.

Donovan Ernst: U.S. National Guard Montgomery GI Bill, full tuition.

Kaleb Engelbarts: H.U. Challand Middle School PTO Scholarship $250 for 1 year.

Shay Farley: PFLAG Sauk Valley Scholarship $250 for 1 year.

Shelby Ferguson: Sterling Optimist Club SVCC Scholarship $400 for 1 year; SVCC Scholars Award Program $3,852 per year for 2 years; and Illinois State Scholar.

Carlos Gallardo: Prairie State College Athletic Scholarship $8,436 per year for 2 years.

Tre Gallegos: Sterling Education Association Scholarship $500, University of Wisconsin-Platteville School of Education Scholarship $500, University of Wisconsin-Platteville James Belongia Award $750, and University of Wisconsin-Platteville Winifred Nybroten Award $1,000, all for 1 year; and Travis Ganther May Student of the Month.

Jescelynne Gibbons: St. Ambrose University Academic Scholarship $10,000 per year for 4 years.

Chauncey Gibbs: U.S. National Guard Montgomery GI Bill, full tuition.

Megan Gierhart: Educators of Beauty Scholarship $500 for 1 year.

Jody Gryczkowski: Rockford Lions Club Scholarship $750 for 1 year.

Sarah Gunderson: Illinois State Scholar.

Katarina Gvozdjak: Daughters of the American Revolution Award; Franklin, Washington School PTO Scholarship $500 and Kiwanis Scholarship $500, both for 1 year; Michael A. Dolan Memorial Scholarship $1,000 per year for 4 years; Sterling American Legion Award; September Student of the Month; Student of the Year $3,000 over 4 years; and Illinois State Scholar.

Nicole Haas: University of Iowa Presidential Scholarship $4,822 per year for 4 years.

Taylor Hall: Sterling-Rock Falls Community Trust Keeney Fund $700 for 1 year; Columbia College Chicago Achievement Award $5,000 and Columbia College Chicago Trustee Award $6,000, both per year for 4 years; and November Student of the Month.

Cody Hansen: Brad Onken Memorial Sterling Park District Scholarship $750, American Society of Civil Engineers Scholarship $1,250, Rock Falls American Legion Post 902 Scholarship $750, and Rock River Chapter of Illinois Society of Professional Engineers Scholarship $1,500, all for 1 year; Sterling-Rock Falls Community Trust Florence Potter Hankenson Memorial Scholarship $250 per year for 4 years; November Student of the Month; and Illinois State Scholar.

Kiarra Harris: Sterling American Legion Post 296 Scholarship $500 for 1 year and SVCC Athletic Scholarship $1,926 per year for 2 years.

Melissa Herrera: U.S. National Guard Montgomery GI Bill, full tuition.

Sinata Jinadu: Shig Akagi Scholarship $12,000, Illinois State University Academic Scholarship $15,000, and Illinois State University Redbird Scholarship $2,000, all per year for 4 years.

Cheyenne Johnson: The Art Institutes Fall Scholarship $1,500 and The Art Institutes Merit Scholarship $1,000, both per year for 4 years; and Sterling American Legion Post 296 Scholarship $250 for 1 year.

Emma Kermott: Western Illinois University Instrumental Talent Grant $6,000 per year for 4 years.

Mary Lagunas: Royal McCormick Memorial Scholarship $500 for 1 year.

Bryant Lilly: Carson DeJarnatt Wrestling Scholarship $500, Homer Musgrove Family Scholarship $1,000, and Kevin Heller Scholarship $1,000, all for 1 year.

Larissa Lopez: Educators of Beauty Scholarship $1,000 for 1 year.

Taylor Lund: Trinity Christian College Founders Scholarship $8,000 per year for 4 years and April Student of the Month.

Karina Marquez: American Red Cross Blood Services Young Minds Change Lives Scholarship $500 for 1 year.

Jose Martinez Jr.: U.S. Marines Montgomery GI Bill, full tuition.

Karlie Mellott: Rock River Chapter of Illinois Society of Professional Engineers Scholarship $1,500 for 1 year; October Student of the Month; and Illinois State Scholar.

Nathan McCann: Whiteside Area Career Center Student of the Year for Auto Service $300 and Highland Community College Scholarship $1,000, both for 1 year.

William McCormick: Rock Falls Future Farmers of America Scholarship $2,000 for 1 year.

Abigayl McFalls: Augustana College Scholarship $17,000 per year for 4 years.

Karina Olivas: SVCC Scholars Award Program $3,852 per year for 2 years.

Eldon Oltmanns: U.S. Navy Montgomery GI Bill, full tuition.

Hayley Osborn: Illinois State Scholar.

Micah Palmer: Iowa State University Academic Recognition Award $5,500 per year for 4 years and December Student of the Month.

Rhiannon Parvin: Sterling American Legion Post 296 Scholarship $500 for 1 year.

Draque Penaflor-Heier: Jefferson-Lincoln School Scholarship $500 for 1 year and Olivet Nazarene University Athletic Scholarship $10,000 per year for 4 years.

Angel Pereda: U.S. Marines Montgomery GI Bill, full tuition.

Francesco Perino: SVCC Athletic Scholarship $1,926 per year for 2 years.

Chase Pipes: U.S. Marines Montgomery GI Bill, full tuition.

Leah Raven: Dorris Burritt Moore Memorial Scholarship $1,500 and NIU Red and Black Scholarship $3,000, both for 1 year.

Taylor Reed: Educators of Beauty Scholarship $500 for 1 year.

Zachary Rehmert: Aurora University Deans’ Scholarship $10,000 and Aurora University Grant $1,400, both per year for 4 years.

Halie Robinson: U.S. National Guard Montgomery GI Bill, full tuition.

Raquel Romano: Optimist International Essay Contest $2,500 and Sterling Optimist Club SVCC Scholarship $750, both for 1 year.

Esther Salazar: SVCC Scholars Award Program $3,852 per year for 2 years and Illinois State Scholar.

Brady Siegmund: Sterling American Legion Post 296 Scholarship $500 and Sterling Optimist Club SVCC Scholarship $1,000, both for 1 year; and March Student of the Month.

Kyle Sinn: Ted Kontos Memorial Scholarship $500 for 1 year; Marquette University Grant $4,300 and Marquette University Ignatius, Magis Scholarship $9,950, both per year for 4 years; February Student of the Month; and Illinois State Scholar.

Trevor Sisson: SVCC Athletic Scholarship $1,926 per year for 2 years.

Daniel Soriano: Augustana College Opportunity Award $12,000, Augustana College Early Filers Award $500, and Augustana College Grant $5,950, all per year for 4 years.

Matthew Spaulding: Augustana College Early Filers Award $500, Augustana College Trustee Grant $1,000, and Augustana College Founders Scholarship $17,000, all per year for 4 years; and Augustana College Grant $450 for 4 years.

Seth Springman: Morrison Institute of Technology Academic Scholarship $1,300 for 1 year.

Elizabeth Sunday: Dorris Burritt Moore Memorial Scholarship $1,500 for 1 year.

Emily Thayer: Helen Thummel Memorial Scholarship $500 for 1 year.

Mary Toth: Coe College Dean’s Scholarship $19,000 and Coe College Academic Achievement Scholarship $2,000, both per year for 4 years; and CGH Medical Center Summer Scholar $1,500 for 1 year.

Dakota Trancoso: Coach DuWayne Dietz Track and Field Memorial Scholarship $500 and Rock River Road Runner Scholarship $500, both for 1 year; and SVCC Athletic Scholarship $1,926 per year for 2 years.

Sarah Trobaugh: Dorris Burritt Moore Memorial Scholarship $1,500, Jessica Coleman Strader Memorial Scholarship $1,000, Jim and Lenore McKinzie Scholarship $500, Richard Metcalfe Memorial Scholarship $1,000, Richard Zion Memorial Scholarship $500, Sterling Education Association Scholarship $500, WACC Clarence Brown Scholarship $300, and Whiteside Retired Teachers Association Scholarship $500, all for 1 year; and December Student of the Month.

Zachary Truesdell: Jim Say Memorial Scholarship $500 and Sterling American Legion Post 296 Pfundstein Scholarship $500, both for 1 year; and Illinois State Scholar.

Timothy Umezinwa: U.S. National Guard Montgomery GI Bill, full tuition.

Madison Vandersee: H.U. Challand Middle School PTO Scholarship $250 and Sterling-Rock Falls Community Trust General Scholarship $2,500, both for 1 year; Augustana College Presidential Scholarship $22,000 and Augustana College Environmental Studies Scholarship $1,000, both per year for 4 years; and Illinois State Scholar.

Tyler Verbout: Ian Hubbard Memorial Scholarship $750, Sterling American Legion Post 296 Pfundstein Scholarship $500, Sterling American Legion Post 296 Scholarship $500, and Sterling Moose Family Center Scholarship (in memory of Glen Freas) $500, all for 1 year; and St. Ambrose University Academic Scholarship $11,000 per year for 4 years.

Bradly Ward: U.S. Army Montgomery GI Bill, full tuition.

Joel Wetzell: WACC Student of the Year for Computer Tech $300 for 1 year; Western Illinois University Commitment Scholarship $3,000 per year for 4 years; and Illinois State Scholar.

Charli Wike: University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee Midwest Student Exchange Scholarship $7,000 and University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Athletic Scholarship $1,000, both per year for 4 year.

Brooke Williams: SVCC Scholars Award Program $3,852 per year for 2 years.

Katherine Williams: SVCC Scholars Award Program $3,852 per year for 2 years; Sterling Optimist Club SVCC Scholarship $350 for 1 year; and Illinois State Scholar.

Matthew Williams: Illinois State Scholar.

Zachary Woessner: Beeler Family Scholarship $1,000, Sterling-Rock Falls Men’s Club Civic Involvement Bob Woessner Scholarship $500, Franklin, Washington School PTO Scholarship $500, and J. Mark Beaty Memorial Scholarship $500, all for 1 year; Sons of the American Revolution Award; Sterling American Legion Award; September Student of the Month; Student of the Year $3,000 over 4 years; and Illinois State Scholar.

Hunter Wolfe: Brandon Reed Memorial Scholarship $1,000 and SVCC Jerry Weston Mathis Memorial Scholarship $500, both for 1 year; and January Student of the Month.

Xavier Zinanni: Bi-County Special Education Scholarship $750 for 1 year.

Paul Zollinger: Bi-County Special Education Scholarship $750 and Empowering Disabilities Scholarship $500, both for 1 year.

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