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MHS students celebrated for academic excellence

Junior student Emily Andrade Zepeda, left, receives an academic bar from MHS Principal Jacque Wyant during Wednesday’s Academic Awards Night.

Marshalltown High School students who maintained a 3.5 or higher GPA last school year were celebrated at the Marshalltown Performing Arts Center Auditorium on Wednesday. 

Some of the students were recognized with an academic letter for the very first time, while previous letter-earners were recognized with academic bars to signify their consistent success in the classroom.

“This evening is about striving for academic excellence,” said MHS Principal Jacque Wyant. “These students demonstrate their readiness for college in their academic rigor and achievement. They demonstrate their career readiness in their volunteerism, positive attendance, extracurricular involvement, Seal of Biliteracy, and dual credit … they are definitely Bobcat Ready.”

Wyant added that many of the students are also involved in extracurricular activities, volunteering in the community, and taking dual-credit college classes. She added that the Class of 2023 may well break the record number of dual-graduates set by the Class of 2022.

Superintendent Dr. Theron Schutte also commended the academic letter-earners on Wednesday evening. He urged Class of 2023 seniors to maintain focus on preparing for post-secondary life, and encouraged sophomores and juniors to take advantage of opportunities to expand upon their education within the school and community.

“You have already proven you’re on a great path” Dr. Schutte said. “I’m super excited for what the future holds for you.”

More photos from Wednesday’s celebration can be found below, along with a list of students who earned an academic letter during the 2021-22 school year (for academic bars, * indicates one bar earned, and ** indicates a second bar earned): 

Sophomores

  • Mariana Aguilera Chairez
  • Mia Aguinaga
  • Angel Andrade Valles
  • Ashlyn Bane
  • Lucas Bantz
  • Lincoln Barker
  • Carter Bell
  • Isaac Benscoter
  • Adam Boone
  • Emma Bradbury
  • Brittanya Cena Saenz
  • Bertha Cerna
  • Jacob Christen
  • Taylor Clawson
  • Claire Close
  • McKenna Coleman
  • Nathalie Corral Coronado
  • Laney Danielson
  • Owen Eaton
  • Elizabeth Eberle
  • Sebastian Elizarraras Carranza
  • Gabrielle Estabrook
  • Kennedy Feldman
  • Ally Fisher
  • Ethan Gale
  • Eduardo Garcia Tellez
  • Eh Gay
  • Charles Gilbertson
  • Kenya Gomez Reyes
  • Brooklyn Gudith
  • Stefani Gutierrez
  • Natalie Henson
  • Joshua Hernandez
  • Gissel Hernandez Ibarra
  • Elianne Hernandez Oviedo
  • Jacquelyn Hernandez Raya
  • Aristeo Herrera
  • Olivia Holmgren
  • Ellie Hughes
  • Rachel Jones
  • Yigsel Juarez Avalos
  • Hallie Kuhlers
  • Alexis Ladehoff
  • Osmar Lopez Castro
  • Lily Marquess
  • Tamara Mejia
  • John Moellers
  • Yasli Montanez Alviso
  • Amy Palomares Diaz
  • Yeira Patricio
  • Lay Gay Paw
  • Daisy Play
  • Karsyn Price
  • Davis Ragland
  • Elliana Rottink
  • Monica Sanchez
  • Jordan Scheid
  • Isaac Seberger
  • Isaiah Slocum
  • Anna Smigowska
  • Eh Ta Mu Soe
  • Ella Spitzli
  • Landon Stanley
  • Samuel Swope
  • Zander Stupp
  • Virisa Virves Rodriguez
  • Izaiah Wilder
  • Lincoln Williams
  • Nolan Wilson
  • Tyler Wilson
  • Ma Khein Win
  • Kaitlyn Yepez Ramirez
  • Isaac Young
  • Alicia Zambrano
  • Josue Zamora
  • Olivia Zavala Livengood
  • Jesus Zavalza Flores

Juniors

  • Emily Andrade Zepeda*
  • Natalie Andrade
  • Claire Bohan*
  • Joseph Burgos*
  • Rogelio Ceren
  • Dayra Chavez Ordaz
  • Daisy Covarrubias Andrade*
  • Yeidel Cutino*
  • Danielle Czerniewski*
  • Ayva Duden*
  • Ethan Etcher*
  • Thalia Gallegos*
  • Alexia Garcia*
  • Gabriel Garcia*
  • Carroll Gomez Reyes*
  • Aylin Gonzalez*
  • Deanna Hernandez*
  • Madeline Hernandez
  • Sara Huffman*
  • Dalen Huston
  • Meredith Kodis*
  • Yu Ko
  • Ava Lucas*
  • Christopher Macias Mendoza*
  • Vania Madrigal Ibarra*
  • Jaydalin Matteson*
  • Bergen McDaniel
  • Ian Meyer*
  • Keira Meyeraan*
  • Tha Mo*
  • Robbie Noriega*
  • Berenice Ordaz*
  • Brecken Payne*
  • Manuel Perez Mendoza
  • Ella Phomvisay*
  • Alondra Ramirez Herrera
  • Axel Rivas Hernandez
  • Salvador Ruiz*
  • Ethen Santana*
  • LahEh Say
  • Hae Shee*
  • Carson Snyder*
  • Jacob Thiessen*

Seniors

  • Jolee Aragon*
  • Stephanie Becerra Hernandez**
  • Tarryn Bell**
  • Micah Blevins**
  • Locke Bloomquist**
  • Averi Bolar**
  • Leo Braun
  • Lizeth Castillo**
  • Deisy Castro*
  • Nile Christensen**
  • Abigail Dawson**
  • Timothy Deahl**
  • Emily Diggins**
  • Jaxson Eisenbarth**
  • Adrian Fernandez Perez
  • Ashten Finders**
  • Dylan Hansen
  • Connor Hugen**
  • Jiselle Ibarra Rodriguez**
  • Gavin Jablonski**
  • Rachel Jacobs**
  • Derek Ketcham**
  • Cing Kim**
  • Drew Loney**
  • Tytan Lopez**
  • Nicholas Lucas**
  • Alexa McKeever**
  • Denise Montealegre**
  • Olivia Ogston
  • Bawi Par**
  • Hser Par
  • Grace Rasmussen**
  • Nicholas Rebik*
  • Joshua Reynolds**
  • Audel Ruiz**
  • Benjamin Saldana Madrigal**
  • Mang Sang**
  • Daniel Schafer
  • Eleanor Seberger**
  • Khloe Shipley*
  • Seth Smith*
  • Kaisa Stanley**
  • Jason Strand**
  • Edgar Tellez Ibarra**
  • Autumn Thompson**
  • Hla Thu
  • Samuel Troutner**
  • Chesni Uhde**
  • Brayden Weatherly*
  • Quinn Weidenaar**
  • Meah Yoemans**
  • Alexia Zamarron Botello**