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2013 HONORS BANQUET...
Covington High School held its annual honors banquet to recognize students for adademic excellence.

NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY
Students must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 and must also meet high standards of leadership, service, and character. Potential members are evaluated by the Faculty Council. Those receiving a majority of the Faculty Council votes are granted membership.

SENIORS
Michael Wilson - President
Shelby Waag - Vice President
Alexander Bitner - Treasurer
Lindsey Frantz - Secretary
Ryan Craft
Jamie Crowell
Bryant Hicks
Cassandra Ingle
Zoe Reck
Jennifer Rindler
Benjamin Sherman
Samuel Slusher
Tara Snipes
Trent Tobias
Casey Yingst

JUNIORS
Lori Romie

SOPHOMORES
Morgan Arbogast
Seth Canan
Megan Lange
Austin Lefeld
Benjamin Miller
Samuel Sherman
Halie Winn

PRESIDENT’S AWARD FOR EDUCATIONAL EXCELLENCE
Senior qualifications for this award include a grade point average of 3.5 and standardized achievement scores at 85th percentile in either reading or math.

Rachel Carder, Ryan Craft, Jamie Crowell, Bryant Hicks, Zoe Reck, Jennifer Rindler, Benjamin Sherman, Samuel Slusher, Tara Snipes, Trent Tobias, Michael Wilson, Casey Yingst

AWARD OF MERIT
Awarded by the State Board of Education, requirements for this award include 4 units of English, 3 units of college-prep mathematics, 3 units of science, 3 units of social studies, 3 units of foreign language or completion of a career technical program, plus 2 units from one or more of the following: business, computer science, visual or performing arts or 2 additional units from one or more of the areas previously mentioned. Performance criteria include above-average attendance and an outstanding achievement in the curriculum.

Cody Adams, Timothy Austin Angle, Alexander Bitner, Kyrstyn Boyer, Rachel Carder, Ryan Craft, Jamie Crowell, Lindsey Frantz, Bryant Hicks, Cassandra Ingle, John Longenecker, Jamie Martin, Bethany Richards, Jennifer Rindler, Brooke Selanders, Benjamin Sherman, Samuel Slusher, Brock Smith, Tara Snipes, Trent Tobias, Shelby Waag

ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE AWARDS
(Sponsored by A.B. Cole Post 80, American Legion)

Seniors with a grade point average of 3.9 or higher. (This GPA includes weighted grades.)

Ryan Craft, Jamie Crowell, Bryant Hicks, Cassandra Ingle, Jennifer Rindler, Benjamin Sherman, Tara Snipes, Samuel Slusher, Trent Tobias, Shelby Waag, Michael Wilson

HONORS DIPLOMA
Criteria for the Honors Diploma were set by the State Board of Education. They include meeting any 7 of the 8 following criteria: 4 units of English, 4 of college-prep math, 4 of college-prep science, 4 of social studies, 3 of foreign language or vocational or technical program, 1 unit of fine arts, 3.5 on 4.0 scale of GPA, and an ACT composite of 27 or equivalent composite score on the SAT. This year Honors Diplomas were earned by the following seniors:

Alexander Bitner, Rachel Carder, Ryan Craft, Jamie Crowell, Bryant Hicks, Cassandra Ingle, Zoe Reck, Jennifer Rindler, Benjamin Sherman, Samuel Slusher, Brock Smith, Tara Snipes, Trent Tobias, Shelby Waag, Michael Wilson, Casey Yingst

CO-VALEDICTORIAN
Bryant Hicks and Michael Wilson

RONALD REAGAN STUDENT LEADER AWARD
This award, named in honor of a former United States president, is given to a student who displays extraordinary leadership, drive, integrity, and citizenship. Recipients of this award strive daily to make a positive difference in both their school and community.

Shelby Waag

DAUGHTERS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION GOOD CITIZEN AWARD
The school representative is selected by a faculty committee. Dependability, service, leadership and patriotism are the selection criteria. Local DAR chapters sponsor this award each year.

Michael Wilson

RAY A. KROC YOUTH ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
This award recognizes a special senior who tries his or her very best in everything they do all through school.

Jamie Crowell

“I DARE YOU” AWARD
This award goes to the juniors who best exemplify personal integrity, balanced living, and a potential for leadership. Selection is by a faculty committee.

Stephani Shane and Tyler Henry

FRANKLIN B. WALTERS ALL-SCHOLASTIC AWARD NOMINEE
This award was established by the Ohio Superintendents Educational Service Center to promote student achievement and to recognize outstanding students. A senior from each county within the State of Ohio receives an award.

Michael Wilson

WENDY’S HEISMAN
This award is presented to a senior boy and girl in recognition of their academic achievement, athletic accomplishments and community service.

Jennifer Rindler and Bryant Hicks

HUGH O’BRIAN YOUTH LEADERSHIP AWARD
This award recognizes high school sophomores with demonstrated leadership qualities. The selected candidate will attend a leadership seminar in June.

Megan Lange

AMERICAN CITIZENSHIP AWARDS
This award is given to students who have impressed faculty members by displaying outstanding appreciation of civic responsibility, community service and personal integrity.

Timothy Austin Angle, Morgan Arbogast, Kyrstyn Boyer, Sadie Canan, Seth Canan, Jamie Crowell, Tyler Henry, Bryant Hicks, Cassandra Ingle, Austin Lefeld, Benjamin Miller, Jade Overman, Haylee Pence, Jennifer Rindler, Stephani Shane, Samuel Slusher, Trent Tobias, Shelby Waag, Michael Wilson

HONDA-OSU PARTNERSHIP MATH MEDAL
This award is given to an outstanding mathematics student. The nominee is selected at the end of their junior year and recognized at a formal ceremony in the fall. The student also becomes eligible for an engineering scholarship at The Ohio State University, if so desired.

Michael Wilson

BAUSCH & LOMB SCIENCE AWARD
This award is given to the outstanding junior science student.

Andre Benedict

DEPARTMENTAL AWARDS
Science - Bryant Hicks
English - Jennifer Rindler
Social Studies - Jamie Crowell
Mathematics - Michael Wilson
Foreign Language - Michael Wilson

AMERICANISM AND GOVERNMENT WINNERS
This national program is sponsored each year by the American Legion Post 80 in Covington. Students compete by taking a test made up of questions pertaining to American history and government.

12th grade - Jennifer Rindler/Michael Wilson
10th grade - Logan Cordonnier

OHSAA SCHOLAR-ATHLETE SCHOLARSHIP NOMINEE
This award is based upon the combination of grade point average, ACT scores, varsity letters earned, athletic honors, and essay.

Trent Tobias and Tara Snipes

U.S. ARMY RESERVE SCHOLAR/ATHLETE AWARD
This award is presented to one male and one female junior who exemplify the best in both academics and athletics.

Andre Benedict and Jaclyn Siefring

PRINCIPAL’S LEADERSHIP AWARD
This award is presented for demonstrated ability to combine academic excellence and exemplary leadership roles in school and community activities. Selection is by a faculty committee.

Cassandra Ingle

OUTSTANDING SENIOR GIRL AND BOY
This award is sponsored by the Covington Optimist Club to the Covington High School senior girl and boy who is deemed best all-around by a faculty committee in the following areas: personality, scholarship, dependability, character and extra-curricular activities.

Jennifer Rindler and Michael Wilson

LEGION AB COLE POST 80 RECOGNITION AWARDS
This award is presented annually to the Valedictorian and Salutatorian of the Senior Class.

Co-Valedictorian: Bryant Hicks
Co-Valedictorian: Michael Wilson

These awards are presented annually to Covington High School seniors. Selection is based on high academic achievement, participation in extra-curricular activities, and post-graduation plans. The recipients display all around excellence and ambition both in and out of the classroom.

Jamie Crowell and Ryan Craft

DOLLARS FOR SCHOLARS SCHOLARSHIPS
(This is not a complete list of Dollars for Scholars scholarships to be granted this year….others will be given at another event.)

Optimist Community Leader Scholarship: Shelby Waag

Optimist Community Leader Scholarship: Trent Tobias

Darryl Platt Memorial: Michael Wilson

Buckeye State Mutual Scholarship: Casey Yingst

Judy Snyder Memorial Kiwanis Club: Jamie Crowell

John Gearhardt Memorial: Bryant Hicks

CHS Student Memorial Scholarships: Zoe Reck, Benjamin Sherman, Samuel Slusher

Bowman and Assoc. Scholarship: Ryan Craft

Eagles/Don Cook Memorial: Jamie Crowell, Cassandra Ingle, Jennifer Rindler, Tara Snipes, Trent Tobias, Michael Wilson, Casey Yingst

Eagles Auxiliary: Jamie Crowell

Pepsi Dollars for Scholars: Tara Snipes

The Jay and Lori Meyer EagleLaunch Student Athlete Scholarship:
Cassandra Ingle and Brock Smith

Dollars for Scholars Scholarship: Kyrstyn Boyer, Alex Bitner, Lindsey Frantz, Bryant Hicks, Brooke Selanders, Benjamin Sherman, Samuel Slusher, Shelby Waag

Dan Rindler Memorial: Jennifer Rindler and Trent Tobias

Connie Haines Memorial: Jennifer Rindler

Coach Swartz Memorial: Ryan Craft and Trent Tobias

Felger Memorial: Kyrstyn Boyer, Alexander Bitner, Ryan Craft, Jamie Crowell, Lindsey Frantz, Bryant Hicks, Cassandra Ingle, Zoe Reck, Jennifer Rindler, Brooke Selanders, Benjamin Sherman, Samuel Slusher, Brock Smith, Tara Snipes, Trent Tobias, Shelby Waag, Michael Wilson, Casey Yingst

STUDENT HONOR PLAQUES

SENIORS
Cody Adams Timothy Austin Angle, Alexander Bitner, Kyrstyn Boyer, Rachel Carder, Ryan Craft, Jamie Crowell, Lindsey Frantz, Bryant Hicks, Cassandra Ingle, John Longenecker, Jamie Martin, Zoe Reck, Bethany Richards, Jennifer Rindler, Brooke Selanders, Benjamin Sherman, Samuel Slusher, Brock Smith, Tara Snipes, Trent Tobias, Shelby Waag, Michael Wilson, Casey Yingst

JUNIORS
Andre Benedict, Tyler Henry, Katelyn Phillis, Hannah Pritchard, Jade Overman, Lori Romie, Jaclyn Siefring, Stephani Shane

SOPHOMORES
Morgan Arbogast, Cassidy Cain, Sadie Canan, Seth Canan, Logan Cordonnier, Heidi Cron, Nathan Dunn, Robert Gengler, Megan Lange, Austin Lefeld, Benjamin Miller, Dillon Risner, Alexander Schilling, Samuel Sherman, Halie Winn

FRESHMAN
Haylee Pence

Michael Wilson and several other Covington students were rewarded for academic excellence at the honors banquet.