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Hallsville Education Foundation Banquet Celebrates Academics

Posted: May 4, 2017 Hallsville Education Foundation Banquet Celebrates Academics

An orthodontist, United States Marine, mechanical engineer, and an aspiring biochemist who will research heart disease with a bachelor’s degree from Rice University and internship at Texas Medical Center are among the thirty-four extraordinary seniors who were honored at the Hallsville Education Foundation’s 8th Annual Academic Recognition and Donors Reception Tuesday, May 2, in the Hallsville High School Cafeteria.  The event was sponsored by Patterson Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram of Marshall and Patterson Toyota Scion of Marshall.

The Hallsville Education Foundation’s funding priorities include recognizing academic achievement and teaching excellence.  The top ten percent graduating seniors of the class of 2017 were honored and they selected a distinguished educator that made a difference in their lives.  The students received a medal to wear at graduation and teachers were presented a plaque.   The Hallsville ISD teachers of the year were invited and  Richard Traweek, managing partner of Patterson Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram of Marshall, awarded them $1,000 during the reception.  In addition, the Foundation acknowledged their donors, event sponsors, and KQAT 104.9FM Bobcat Radio Club Kids.

The Hallsville Education Foundation recently awarded grants to teachers totaling $44,830.82.  These grant winners also attended the reception to thank the donors and event sponsors for their generous donations.  Rachel Kuykendall, a dual credit course scholarship recipient and top 10 percent student, thanked the Foundation Board of Directors and their generous donors.  Because of their generosity, Rachel will graduate high school with 30 college hours.

Erin Ladine, who will attend Louisiana Tech this fall with hopes to pursue a degree in biology pre-med, chose Kateri Howard, her High School biology teacher.  “Mrs. Howard is an excellent teacher who truly cares about her students.  She encourages everyone to try their hardest and ensures that all of her students feel important,” stated Erin.

A complete list of the top ten percent scholars and the distinguished educators are listed below:

Senior 2017 - Top 10%           Alpha Distinguished Educator
Abby Adkisson                          Christina Eagan
Hunter Baldridge                      Jennifer Roberts
Dawson Barker                         Doug Childs
Blaire Beaty                              Sarah Odom
Natalie Beavers                        Rob Robins
Ryan Bell                                  Willis Walker
Shaun Breaux                          Aaron Erickson
Hannah Brown                         Holly Long
Claire Carpenter                      Lindsey Damuth
Megan Covington                    Rob Robins
Megan Gomillion                     Amy Fix
Kassi Ham                               Jenny Mitchell
Jennifer Hayes                        Debbie Cline
Trace Hendrix                          Lee Branson
Cody Knight                            Ken Wall
Rachel Kuykendall                  Staci Green
Erin Ladine                              Kateri Howard
Meredith Motley                      Cindy Rigsby
Madison McElroy                    Sarah Odom
Lauryn Miller                            Debbie Cline
Katie Mitchell                           Tracy Dewoody
Sarah O’Quinn                        Mike Clay
Kelsey Offutt                             Shanna Hatcher
Ryan Parker                             Amy Fix
Kathryne Robertson               Shalem Carr
Luke Rodgers                         Jennifer Roberts
Sierra Sacky                            Kayla Whatley
Stephen Shelley                     Cody Farrell
Lucas Smith                            Gary Fort
Kingrey Sullens                      Lynn Henderson
Destinee Wade                       Rex McCullough
Melody Weaver                      Kateri Howard
Hannah Winton                      Lindsey Damuth
Matthew Wyman                    Daniel Pipak

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