Springfield Public Schools announced that 54 seniors are being named to the 35th Annual Recognition of Scholastic Excellence.
The Top 10 graduating students (and ties) from each high school with the highest GPAs are recognized each year. This year, Central and Kickapoo will have 12 students because of ties in GPA.
All week Ozarks Independent will be highlighting the students who have earned this honor, with one school’s class being honored each day. Today, the Scholastic Excellence honorees from Glendale High School.
Rachel XiaMei Benson
Rachel XiaMei Benson is the daughter of Aaron Benson and Miranda Myrick. She plans to obtain an accounting degree from Missouri State University. Rachel’s high school activities include DECA, Future Business Leaders of America – treasurer, Peace Club and National Honor Society.
Lucas Ryan Copeland
Lucas Ryan Copeland is the son of Rex Copeland and Janolyn Copeland. He plans to seek a degree in either finance or biology from either Texas Christian University or the University of Arkansas and pursue a career as either a financial advisor or an orthodontist. Lucas’ high school activities include National Honor Society, Speech and Debate, golf and A+ tutoring.
Ethan Andrew Farrar
Ethan Andrew Farrar is the son of Jim Farrar and Elaine Farrar. He plans to obtain a degree in architecture from Drury University. Ethan’s high school activities include World Language Club, National Honor Society, Chemistry Club and Photography Club.
Ashley Gail Jones
Ashley Gail Jones is the daughter of Charles Jones and Sonja Jones. She plans to earn a creative writing degree from Missouri State University and pursue a career as a high school English teacher. Ashley’s high school activities include World Language Club, Active Minds and GSA.
Halle Raye Jungmann
Halle Raye Jungmann is the daughter of Dr. John Jungmann and Kerry Jungmann. She plans to seek a degree in business marketing/management from the University of Arkansas. Halle’s high school activities include swim, golf, debate, FCA president, Flock Together, Student Athletic Council, National Honor Society and GO CAPS.
Michelle Elizabeth Lewis
Michelle Elizabeth Lewis is the daughter of Scott Lewis and Dawn Lewis. She plans to earn a degree in documentary filmmaking, film studies from Missouri State University. Michelle’s high school activities include The Glendale 411, World Language Club, Photography Club, peer mediation, National Honor Society, FCCLA and Glendale Service Society.
Tiffany Kristine Pierce
Tiffany Kristine Pierce is the daughter of Tyra Pierce and Kristine Pierce. She plans to earn a degree in history and Spanish from Drury University and pursue a career as an archaeologist. Tiffany’s high school activities include Academic Team-captain, violinist in orchestra, theater, Art-Drawing and Sculpture, Spanish Club and National Honor Society.
Meghan Elizabeth Roseman
Meghan Elizabeth Roseman is the daughter of Curtis Roseman and Sherry Roseman. She plans to earn a biology degree from the University of Arkansas and pursue a career in dentistry or oral surgery. Meghan’s high school activities include varsity golf, cabinet – art commissioner, Speech & Debate, Service Society – president, FCCLA, National Honors Society and orchestra.
Katherine Grace Ruby Sherard
Katherine Grace Ruby Sherard is the daughter of Vance Sherard and Sayla Sherard. She plans to attend the University of Missouri – Columbia and pursue a career in mechanical engineering. Katherine’s high school activities include girls swim & dive, debate, choir and National Honor Society.
David Jackson Wells
David Jackson Wells is the son of Jeffrey Wells and Stephanie Wells. He plans to seek a degree in engineering. David’s high school activities include football, basketball, baseball, orchestra, debate, National Honor Society – president, senior class president, Flock-Together, Flock Olympics, Glendale Service Society, Student Athletic Council and A+ tutoring.
(Student information and photos courtesy Springfield Public Schools.)