Exeter-Milligan held their annual honors night on Tuesday, May 3 in the Exeter gym.
Emma Olsen welcomed the crowd before initiating the National Honor Society Induction. Current NHS members presented the tennets of the society and all current and new members recited the NHS pledge.
New members include sophomores Savana Krupicka, Troy Kallhoff and Draven Payne.
The evening continued as the teachers gave out awards and recognition from their department events. Miss Phyllis Severson talked about the math opportunities the students participated in this year and recognized those participating in competitions. She also recognized the students participating in Actions Day. Mrs. Mary Kay Pribyl also recognized math students.
Mrs. Brandi Perez recognized the journalism students and talked about their efforts on both the school newsletter and the yearbook.
Mrs. Lisa Kanode recognized the art students along with the volunteers at Family Art Night, and those whose artwork was displayed at the Capitol art show this year. She presented the most improved artist award to Maddie Luzum and the Artist of the Year to Becca Krupicka.
Mr. Jordan Marr talked about the successes of the junior high and the high school quiz bowl teams. There were 16 junior high members competing and 13 high school members. He recognized the three seniors who had participated in quiz bowl for four years, Ben Bartu, Braden Capek and Wesley Ronne with special backpacks. He also noted that sixth grader Deacon Erdkamp had placed first in the Fillmore County Spelling Bee.
Mr. Mark Perez recognized the choir members and the participants in the junior/senior high band. He presented the Directors award to Selah Petersen, the eighth grader with the most band points and the John Phillip Sousa Award outstanding senior was given to Braden Capek.
Mrs. Kara Meyers talked about the opportunities for the speech team this year as this was the first year that she and Mr. Brian Murphy were coaching the team. Both Troy Kallhoff and Kmila Benitez qualified for State Speech this year.
Mrs. MaryLou Vossler introduced the Family Career and Community Leaders of America participants and officers. She briefly reviewed the service projects the group has participated in this year. She also recognized Joleen Vossler with the gold medal she received at both district and state level for project on eating disorders. She introduced the chapter officers for next year and also Kierra Papik who serves as a district officer.
Guidance Counselor Mrs. Denice Kovanda along with Principal Laura Kroll presented the conference medals for ACT scores. Braden Capek, Briana Capek and Kole Svec all received a bronze medal. She presented the Legion citizen of the year award to Ben Bartu. Joleen Vossler received the Auxiliary citizen of the year award and Troy Kallhoff received the all school citizenship award. Ben Bartu received the Neil Hassler Oustanding Senior award.
High GPA awards were given to sixth grader Deacon Erdkamp, seventh grader Cheyenne Krupicka, eight grader Brett Kallhoff, ninth grader Aidan Vavra, tenth grader Troy Kallhoff, eleventh grader Marcus Krupicka and twelfth grader Ben Bartu.
To end the evening the seniors were presented their very generous scholarship packages.