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AHS Celebrates High Academic Achievers

 Charlie Pritchard receives award.
Sophomore Charlie Pritchard receives an academic letter award from Principal Dr. Jeff Hawkins.  (View Larger)
 
 Chloe Wenham receives an academic award.
Senior Chloe Wenham receives an academic letter award from Principal Dr. Jeff Hawkins.  (View Larger)
 
 Nick Covington gives keynote.
Nick Covington, AHS teacher and 2004 AHS graduate speaks to students, staff, and parents during the AHS academic awards celebration.

(ANKENY, Iowa) October 21, 2016 - Academic Letter Awards were presented to Ankeny High School students who had an unweighted cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.67 or higher at the end of the 2015-2016 school year. In addition, National Merit Semifinalists Daniel Gressley and Nadine Quibell, and National Merit Commended student Amy Wu were recognized for their accomplishments. A keynote address was given by Nick Covington, AHS teacher and 2004 AHS graduate.

"Ankeny High School is very proud of our academic award winners," said Dr. Jeff Hawkins, AHS Principal. "Their hard work and dedication to their academics is shown in their high achievement. It is important to publicly celebrate academic success and reinforce that strong academic achievement is the primary focus for our students."
 
Letters are awarded for the first year of achievement and pins are given for second or third year of achievement. Congratulations to our award winners:
 
 Seniors
Sahara Adamson
Vivian Amundson-Crouse
Jacob Austin
Alexander Austin
Darien Bahe
Kayla Beyer
Kylee Blad
Elise Blatt
Eli Blay
Emily Bosch
Stephanie Brooner
Trevor Cardenas
Molly Close
Meredith Cornwell
Chloe Creekmur
Anthony Davis
Riley Dresser
Reece Dresser
Makenna Dunlavey
Emma Feldhans
Keegan Ferree
Madison Graeve
Hannah Hanke
Grace Hanley
Kayla Heitz
Alexander Herrick
Naomi Hill
Justin Hooven
Elizabeth Humpal
Alyssa Ivy
Isabelle Jolley
Lillian Jones
Kody Keim
Kyeongho Kim
Taylor Kohn
Sara Kottra
Grant Lee
Brianna Lyons
Mallory Mahlow
Ariana Medici
Jessie Miller
Kaitlyn Mohrfeld
Samantha Montgomery
Adam Morgan
Marie Odson
Courtney Opoku
Noah Osorio
Colin Pitz
Franchesca Porter*
Nadine Quibell
Kara Roghair
Alexandra Roode
Michael Steffen*
Brooke Stiles
Andrew Swenson
Megan Tagye
Dana Taylor
Adna Tokmic
Catherine Toth
Emily Urban
Katy Voss
Tiffany Waggoner
Grace Wall
Allison Walters
Claire Weatherwax
Chloe Wenham
Natalie Wirtz*
Amy Wu
Hannah Zadeh
Ian Zwaschka
 
 Juniors
Lauren Beardsley
Marie Beecham
Morgan Bennett
Grant Bielecki
Quintin Blad
Emily Bogle
Madelyn Bormann
Clayton Broich
Ciara Brown
Josie Capesius
Joseph Carr
Zachary Carson
Michaela Carstens
Sydney Christman
Jack Christmann
Madeleine Collins
Stephen Cowan
Braeden Dahlstrom
Peyton Daugherty
Makenna Davis
Samantha Despotovich
Zoey Enga
Austin Espino
Connor Farrell*
Meghan Frazier
Landon Geren
McKenna Goffinet
Miranda Greathouse
Emily Hagedorn
Emma Haren
Tyler Hooven
Allison Jacobsen
Greta Krohn
Colton Lammers
Nicolette Land
Taylor Lansing
Alexis Legg
Saylor Lundstrom
Carson Luttenegger
Courtney Maire
Rebecca Maire
Annabel McClure
Chloe McDaniel
Laura McKenzie
Jacob Mulcahy
Brooke Murrow
Peter Noll
Katlyn North
John Nurre
Samantha Pareti
Johnathan Price
Paige Rinderknecht
Deaglan Riordan
Alexandra Robran
Laina Routson
Andrew Ruba
Madison Rubin
Jacob Ryan
Andrew Slattenow
Marina Smith
Gavin Smith
Emma St.Clair
Ethan Stroud
Makenna Swihart
Ashley Truman
Ryan Utterback
Allissa Van Steenis
Sophia Walker
Riley Whitaker
Sophia Wignall
 
 Sophomores
Kassidy Adams*
Lauren Anders
Christina Angran
Olivia Babcock
Ellie Backes
Carly Baker
Jacob Becker
Morgan Becker
Corinne Beltrame*
Drake Bennett
Ryne Vei Raisl Bete*
Sarah Bosch
Madison Boswell
Tyler Budden
Cameron Bush
Emily Buys
James Byrd
Samuel Caldwell
Joseph Cave
Shelbie Chambers
Brynne Christensen
Austin Clark-Greiner
Abigail Coglizer
Abigail Dalton
Megan Dao*
Cole Dingman
MaKenna Drea
Marianna Elia*
Tyler Ethridge
Joy Faidley-Leitner*
Jackson Ferguson
Daniel Fisher*
Nolan Glock
Elizabeth Gretz
Rachel Gross
Sierra Hall
Victoria Harrison
Katherine Heine
Rachel Heitz
Emily Herrick
Alexis Higar
Emma Hill
Aaron Hoang
Paige Jacobsen
Kole Johnson
Abigail Jordahl*
Rachel Kelly
Riley Kenworthy
Chloee Kooker
Jaelynn Kueker
Elisabeth Lanz
Daphne Lindell*
Ariana Luna
Morgan Luther
Evan Lyons
Mason Mahlow
Sharon Mamuya
Carson McClain
Kieran McCormick*
Carly McCoy
Kenidy Moeller
Richzamae Dana Monteverde*
Emma Moomey
Ian Morey
Alexandria Muchori
Riley Owen
Lauren Palkovic
Samantha Parr
Mali Pelham
Audrey Penningroth
Madilyn Peterson
Colton Pilch
Caroline Price
Charles Pritchard
Ethan Proctor
Evan Reiter
Taylor Richards
Elizabeth Ridout
Jessica Ritland
Isabelle Rohlfing*
Anna Rosas
Courtney Sardeson
Katelyn Schaeffer
Rose Schweitzer
Joseph Shanks
Olivia Sharar
Mikala Sidney
Timothy Sindt
Alexis Slack
Braydon Smith
Breann Steim
Peyton Steinfeldt*
Drake Strnad
Emma Tagye
Abigayle Thomas*
Sydney Uemura
Olivia Van Rees
Zoey Vroman
Jacqueline Vry
Riyan Ward
Karly Weber
Jacob Wendell
Sarah Wick
Mary Wieczorek
Hayden Williams
Eli Wilson
Riley Wood
Austin Zwaschka
 
*denotes 4.0 GPA