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ACHS Celebrates High Academic Achievers

 ACHS academic awards
John Atagozli receives an academic letter award from Principal Dr. Jen Lindaman.  (View Larger)
 
 ACHS academic awards
Olivia Sandquist receives an academic letter award from Principal Dr. Jen Lindaman. (View Larger)
 
 ACHS awards speaker
Rachel Damman, 2014 Ankeny Centennial graduate gives the keynote address at the academic awards ceremony.
 
(ANKENY, Iowa) October 21, 2016 -  Academic Letter Awards were presented to Ankeny Centennial 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.   Also recognized at the ceremony were National Merit honorees Ashley Arends, Ethan Bennett, Daniel Conway, Matthew Halder, Kylie Jespersen, Matthew McCleary, and Melody Mullins; Advance Placement (AP) Scholars with Honor Matthew Bruder, Daniel Conway, and Kylie Jespersen; Advance Placement (AP) Scholars with Distinction John Atagozli and Ethan Bennett.
 
“The learning work in our classrooms is really our core work – it’s why we’re here – but it doesn’t always get the frequent recognition that activities and athletics do,” pointed out ACHS Principal Dr. Jen Lindaman. “This ceremony gives us an opportunity to shine a spotlight on why we’re really here and to celebrate the effort that our students put into their academics every day.” 
 
The keynote address was given by 2014 Ankeny Centennial High School graduate Rachel Damman. 
 
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
Emily Allen*
Lauren Andersen
Ashley Arends*
Ethan Arensdorf
Peyton Arnold
John Atagozli
Nolan Batten
Natalie Beck
Ethan Bennett*
Emily Berkheimer
Collin Bettle
Vanko  Gustavo Bicar
Ashton Boell
Tanner Boes
Allyson Boesen
Carter Brown
Kathleen Brown
Matthew Bruder
Peyton Brunkow*
Lauren Bruns
Landen Bullock
Lucas Buren
Jacey Carey
Bailey Caskey
Kimberly CavalieR
Nithya Chennupati
Brittani Coe
Abigail Coleman
Geoffrey Collins
Daniel Conway
Jordan Cubas
Riley Cullen
Taylor Daniel
Miranda Decker
Miranda Dencklau
Abbigail Denner
Katelyn Dohse
Sofie  Dollison
Sidney Epp
Ian  Fleming
Heather Frommelt
Taylor Gassmann
Rachel Gilette
Morgan Gjerde
Conner Goode
Mason Gordinier
Sydnee Greman
Kayla Grenier
Braeden Gustafson
Matthew Halder 
Mae Hardie
Abigail Hartzler*
Austin Hebel
Brittany Hegstad*
Abigail Heston
Emily Hou
Michaela Inman
Jack Jackson
Kylie Jespersen*
Shelby Jondal
Jenna  Jones
Nathan Key
Mackenzie Kilcoin
Olivia Klaas
Emma Kolpek
Jose Laracuente
Malena Lee
Alexa Long
Colin Long
Christopher Lopez*
Meredith Luke
Collin Maahs*
Chase Marzen
Matthew McCleary
Madelyn McCullough
Jonathan McGill
Hayden McMullin
Katherine McTernan*
Cameron  Meador
Hamza Miari
Sarah Mixdorf
Alexa Montgomery
Evan Moorman
Rebecca  Muhlenbruck
Melodie Mullins
Sophia Muta
Grace Nettrour
Michelle Nitschke*
Arwen Oakley
Gracie Olson
Morgan Patkin
Megan Petersen
Sidney Peterson
Andrew Pierce
Joshua Pyburn
Jacob Ramsey
Halle Randall
Kathryn Raver
Logan Reding
Megan Reinke*
Calvin Renaud
Rebekah Riedemann
Kelsey Riemenschneider
Alexandrea Rozeboom
Joshua Russell*
Allison Rydin
Olivia Sandquist
Zachary Schreck
Connor Schultz
Sarah Shafer
Hannah Shrader
Paige Stewart
Andrew Stjernberg
Dominick Strom
Ryan Suby
Kaitlyn Suhr
Alex Thompson
Michael VanDerHeyden
Betzaida Vega
Jessica Viti
Madeline Volk
Emily Wheeler
Christopher Winkel
Carly Witherell*
Andy Xue
Abigail Yaske
Benjamin Youngblade
Megan Ziemann
 
Juniors
Bridget Akers
Alexis Alvarez
Alyssa Arrowsmith
Nicole Ault
Alan Ayres
Brianne Babcock
Sarah Banta
Mia Battani
Paige Batten*
Mackenzie bennett
Kacey Berry
Isaiah Guzman Bicar
Margaret Bice
Jaedyn Birchmier*
Camryn Borcherding
Caitlin Brehm
Kaleb Brooks
Olivia Brown
Hailey Bullock
Kora Burke
Jayden Casey
Brett Clark
Sarah Clawson
Emma Corbelli
Camden Cox
Katelyn Cullins
Emily Davis
Jessica Day
Anna DeBartolo
Leon Deng*
Mackenzie DePhillips
Logan Dirksen
Zoe Dittmar*
Jacob Dougall
Tavia Dreismeier
Brittney  Eilers
Kyla Fogarty
Bailey Fountain
Henry Frantz
Chloe Frazier
Emma Frazier
Jenae Frisch
Dylan Gayer
McKenzie Geiger
Chance Gibbons
Lucas Gilman
Emma Gordon
Aaryn Graeve
Emily Graham
Megan Gray
Sydney Graybill
Campbell Hagerty
Alexis  Hammerly
Brooke Havens
Erica Heinzerling
Katelyn    Hockemeyer*
Jennifer Hollinrake
Kaitlyn Hood
Kathryn Huff
Natalie Huss
Spencer Jespersen
Alexandra Johnson
Julia johnson
Alexander Keninger
Connor Kesterson
Hannah Key
Katelyn Lajoie
Zakary Landers
Alyssa Lewton
Rachel Lindholm
Eva Long
Meredith Long
Marissa Lopez
Jewel Lovanh
Kelsey Lyons*
Samuel Marold
Hannah Matter
Gabrielle Miller
Katherine Miller
Alex Murray
Natalie Murray
Kyle Myers
Aurora Navarro Cancel
Connor Neils
Madeline Nemmers
Rita Nisius
Jayden Oshirak
Curtis Peters
Emilee Petersen
Emma Peterson
Kjistine Peterson
Karri Pippett
Juan Portal-Figueroa
Katriana Pottebaum
Carl Preston
Kinleigh  Quam
Betsy Ridout
Nathaniel Ryan
Grant Salvucci
Bailey Schaefer
Benjamin Shafer
Faith Sinclair
Mariah Smith*
Marisa Smith
Natasha Stark
Erik Stillmunkes
Emma Stoelk
Jessica Svoboda
Emmy Syversen
Elli  Teeple
Sydney Thiel
Victoria Ubben
Jonathan Utley
Betzaida Vega
Nicholas Waddell
Rylee Ward
Christina Ware
Jackson West
Nicole Wheatley
Michael White
Courtney Woltz
Claire Wubben
Karrena Young
Kayla Zupan
 
Sophomores
Olivia Agan
Riley Anderson
Rebecca Anselme
Nicholas Ashton
Mya Bailey
Amery Barbee
Kaylee Battani
Connor Beath
Easton Becker*
Abbey Bendezu
Tayler Bloom*
Derek Boike
Landie Bown
Cooper Brady
Michael Brandt
Benjamin Breeding
Alyssa Brouillet*
Robert Brustkern*
Eleanor Bryan
Zachary Buhman
Mallory Burdt
Tyler Cahill
Sara Camargo*
Paige Canova*
Taitlyn Canova*
Alexander Carlson*
Jordyn Casey
Jaydin Chase*
Hannah Cole
Madelynn Cole
Cade Cunningham
Jordan Darr
William DeBoer
Emma DeBold
Matthew Den Adel
Kara Denner*
Jason Dirks*
Erin Doruska*
Scott  Doup
Samuel Eichhorn
Natalie Elizalde
Alex  Ford*
Hannah Foster
Elizabeth Frederickson
Allison Fruendt
Cassi Garland
Jesslyn Gaumer
Brandon Gerhardt
Brooke Gethmann
Hannah Goode
Lauren Greiman
Kenadee Grogan
Allika Gustafson*
Jonah Hegstad
Shantal Hernandez*
Sydney Hiatt
Owen Hoff
Ryan Holst
Tanner Howlett*
Elizabeth Johnson
Grace Jones
Jaron Jones*
Daniel Jugovic
Justin Keeley
Casey Keller*
Nathaniel Keninger
Morgan Kinch
Lily King
Meredith King*
NilofaR Kolbehdari
Carleigh Kray
McKenzie Langstraat
Hailey Leek
Taryn Lindaman*
Clayton Livingston*
Carson Love
Ian Luke
Benjamin Lyons*
Taylor Maerz*
Josie Magner
Madison Mann
Jayne Mathis*
Gavin Matthias
Christopher McAleer
Karlin McGarvey*
Lauren McTernan*
Joshua Meador*
Emily Melvin
Zeina Miari
Madeline Miller
Riley Morgan
Delaney Morrison
Carly Mullins
Blake Murphy
Liam  Murphy
Rebekah Muta
Laurie Ann Nahalea
Kayla Nguyen
Gillian Nithang
Eric Ossian
William Overberg
Alex Patkin
Zachary Petersen*
Amanda Phillips
Caita Pierson*
Lane Pruisner
Sydney Raasch
Meg Ridout
Megan Riemenschneider
Anna Robben
Tyler Rodgers
Charissa Roe
Russell Rydin
Nicholas Sash
Jenna Sasse
Kenna Sauer
Rachel Schon
Erin Schultz
Gabrielle Segar
Garret Severseike
Cassandra Severson
Leo Shrader
Alia Smith
Breanna Smith*
Brianna Smith*
Maxwell Smith
Megan Smoldt
Samuel Smoldt
Natalie Son
Hallie Starr
Jordan Stevens
Kayla Stone
Lauren Swegle
Mya Thomas*
Anna Thompson
John Tolbert
Nicholas Trout
Joel Unick
Adam Vaske
Emma Wallestad
Olivia Wee
Roan Wilhelm
Kira Wilson
Arin Winters
Carter Witte
Sofia Wombacher
Allison Wyckoff
Jessica Wyman
David Ziemann
Sarah  Zollinger 
 
*denotes 4.0 GPA