Morenci students receive academic awards 5.7

Written by David Green.

Morenci Area High School Students of the Year were announced last week at the annual National Honor Society Awards Night.

Student of the Year honors went to senior Josiah Fallot, son of Peter and Diana Fallot; junior Jade Pfund, daughter of Gary and Judy Pfund; sophomore Denae Merillat, daughter of Chris and Molly Merillat and freshman Hayli Cox, daughter of Martin and Tanya Cox.

This year’s National Honor Society inductees were Larissa Allen, Adam Barnett, Kathleen Barron, Chas Frey, Kaitlin Gallup, Nathan Grieder, Emily Kutzley, Chanler McCaskey, Denae Merillat and Rachael Rutkowksi.

The American Legion Awards were presented to seniors Kelby Allen and Keri Frost for courage, honor, leadership, service and patriotism.

Academic letters were presented to sophomore, junior and senior students who have maintained a 3.5 or higher GPA.

Third year: Kelby Allen, Chelsea Arquette, Jacob Bovee, Josiah Fallot, Keri Frost, JoLynn Hendershot, Katherine Hollstein, Dillon Kunkle, Brandi Mills, Adam Ries and Justin Swett.

Second year: Adam Barnett, Megan Cox, Justin Drummond, Thomas McVay II, Nicholas Merillat, Jeffery Nofziger, Jade Pfund and Roxanne Shankster.

First year: Brooke Barrett, Nicholas Erbskorn, Kaitlin Gallup, Katelyn Joughin, Courtney Kruger, Emily Kutzley, Denae Merillat and Leslie Montijo...

 

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