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ACHS Celebrates High Academic Achievers

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Senior Bridget Akers receives an Academic Letter

Award from Superintendent Dr. Bruce A. Kimpston.

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Senior Chance Gibbons receives an Academic Letter

Award from Superintendent Dr. Bruce A. Kimpston.

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Nick Hermann speaks to students  

2013 Ankeny High School graduate Nick Hermann

gives the keynote address.

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(ANKENY, Iowa) October 13, 2017 - 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 2016-2017 school year.   Also recognized at the ceremony were National Merit honorees Katelyn Hockemeyer, Kelsey Lyons, Connor Neils, Claire Wubben, Mia Battani, Paige Battan, Kaleb Brooks, Curtis Peters, and Noah Wright.; Advance Placement (AP) Scholars Brianne Babcock, Sarah Banta, Mia Battani, Leon Deng, Emily Graham, Conner Neils, William Pieper, Dalton Rains, and William Thomas; AP Scholars with Honor Sarah Clawson, Curtis Peters, Natasha Stark, Christina Ware, and Michael White; AP Scholars with Distinction Jaedyn Birchmier, Kaleb Brooks, Kelsey Lyons, and Claire Wubben.

 
“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 2013 Ankeny High School graduate Nick Hermann. 
 
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
Bridget Akers
Alexis Alvarez
Alyssa Arrowsmith
Nicole Ault
Alan Ayres
Brianne Babcock
Sarah Banta
Mia Battani
Paige Batten*
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
Zoe Dittmar*
Jacob Dougall
Tavia Dreismeier
Brittney Eilers
Kyla Fogarty
Bailey Fountain
Chloe Frazier
Jenae Frisch
Dylan Gayer
McKenzie Geiger
Chance Gibbons
Lucas Gilman
Emma Gordon
Aaryn Graeve
Emily Graham
Sydney Graybill
Campbell Hagerty
Brooke Havens
Erica Heinzerling
Katelyn Hockemeyer*
Kaitlyn Hood
Kathryn Huff
Natalie Huss
Spencer Jespersen
Alexandra Johnson
Connor Kesterson
Hannah Key
Katelyn Lajoie
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
Jayden Oshirak
Curtis Peters
Emilee Petersen
Emma Peterson
Karri Pippett
Juan Portal-Figueroa
Katriana Pottebaum
Kinleigh Quam
Betsy Ridout
Nathaniel Ryan
Grant Salvucci
Bailey Schaefer
Benjamin Shafer
Faith Sinclair
Natasha Stark
Erik Stillmunkes
Emma Stoelk
Jessica Svoboda
Emmy Syversen
Elli Teeple
Victoria Ubben
Jonathan Utley
Christina Ware
Nicole Wheatley
Michael White
Courtney Woltz
Noah Wright
Claire Wubben
Karrena Young
Kayla Zupan
 
Juniors
Olivia Agan
Nicholas Ashton
Mya Bailey
Amery Barbee
Kaylee Battani
Connor Beath
Easton Becker*
Tayler Bloom*
Derek Boike
Benjamin Breeding
Alyssa Brouillet
Robert Brustkern
Eleanor Bryan
Zachary Buhman
Mallory Burdt
Tyler Cahill
Sara Camargo
Paige Canova
Taitlyn Canova
Alexander Carlson*
Jaydin Chase
Leah Christopherson
Hannah Cole
Madelynn Cole
Sarah Coleman
William DeBoer
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
Tanner Howlett
Elizabeth Johnson
Grace Jones
Jaron Jones
Daniel Jugovic
Casey Keller
Nathaniel Keninger
Morgan Kinch
Lily King
Meredith King*
Nilofar Kolbehdari
Carleigh Kray
McKenzie Langstraat
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
Carly Mullins
Blake Murphy
Liam Murphy
Rebekah Muta
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
Nicholas Sash
Jenna Sasse
Rachel Schon
Erin Schultz
Gabrielle Segar
Garret Severseike
Cassandra Severson
Alia Smith
Brianna Smith
Hallie Starr
Lauren Swegle
Mya Thomas*
Anna Thompson
John Tolbert
Nicholas Trout
Joel Unick
Adam Vaske
Emma Wallestad
Olivia Wee
Kira Wilson
Sofia Wombacher
Allison Wyckoff
David Ziemann
Sarah Zollinger
 
Sophomores
Francheska Agot
Emma Arends
Lincoln Banyas
Hannah Bates*
Quincey Bauman*
Claire Beath
Sophie Bergan*
Hunter Block
Cole Bosch
Abraham Brink*
Hannah Britten
Adelaide Brooks
Eli Brooks
Haley Brouillet
Andrew Bruder*
Reagan Buehler*
Eugene Bukenya
Teagen Bullock*
Megan Burns*
Caleb Carlson
Logan Carlson
Morgan Christensen
Ana Clark*
Alexander Clarke*
Andrew Clarke*
Greta Coenen*
Jayden Cooper*
Celesta Cox*
Aaron Daniel
Grace Davison
Macy DenBeste*
Jordyn Dencklau
Peter Dengler*
Bailey Dennis
Samson Densmore*
Natalie Doering
Drew Dollison
Ryan Dreismeier
Abbigale Edgar
Madison Edwards
Anna Eggland
Kayla Eilander
Drake Ellgren
Alexander Faidley
Taveon Fairchild
Kailee Farrell
Creighton Ferree
Katelyn Fleming
Natalie Nicole France
Paige Frette*
Avery Gates
Erin Gibson
Lauren Gibson
Madeline Gillette*
Vanessa Givens
Kaylee Grams
Keaton Gray
Morgan Graybill*
Alex Greiner*
Jenny Hagg
Emry Hahn
Jaecee Hall
Sunya Hardi
Madelyn Harrington
Jackson Harris*
Carter Hauschildt
Alexandra Heston
Cloey Hoeksema
Justin Hollinrake
Dylan Hoogendoorn
Kate Hoogensen*
Theodore Housker
Michael Hunter
Treyton Hveem*
Quincy Ingersoll*
Nicole Jackson
Jessica Jespersen
Kiara Johnson
Micah Johnson
Calea Jones*
Kennedee  Jones
Marissa  Jones
Sydney Jorgensen*
Karlee  Kasperbauer
Melanie Keller
Isabelle Kelly
Logan Kinch
Luke Lacey
Megan Lazear*
Morgan Leach
Mallory Leazer
Sophia Lee
Claire Livingston
Mallory Logsdon
Mark Loiola
Brenda Lora
Lexie Magner*
Emmanuel Mahama
Miles Malizia*
Chase Martin
Christopher Martin
Leah Martin
Alexi Mast
Abby Matney
Cody McCullough
Ella McLaughlin
Hannah McMullin
Katelin Meier
Maya  Meredith*
Grace Meter
Benjamin Monroe*
Macy Muller
Hannah Murphy
Logan Neils
Hannah Nelson*
Grace Nemmers
Megan Neuroth
Sheila Nguyen
Macole Niccum
Denae Nielsen
Lauren Oliver
Coleton Packebush
Lauren Paul*
Nicholas Pauly
Jeanne Peters*
Katie Petersen*
Nathan Petsche*
Lucas Pieper
Miranda Pierce*
Devin Randall
Claire Raver*
Nathan Reinke
Benton Renaud
Natalie  Riedemann
Allison Robinson
Benjamin Rodriguez
Taylor Runchey
Evan Sanders
Blake Sandquist
Mikayla Sash
Benjamin Schaefer*
Lauren Sease
Ashlynn Sherwood
Simon Sinclair
Trevor Smith*
Zoe  Smith
Neil Smithson
William Snyder
Austin Stjernberg
Michael Stoltenberg
Haiden Strother
Gabrielle Sutton-Vermeulen*
Mya Taylor
Anna Teeple
Timothy Trewet
Edvin Trnjanin
Kade Van Meeteren
Ryan Vermeer*
Cole Vincent
Amanda Warren
Seth Watgen*
Alyvia Weigel*
Evallyn Wichman
Julian Williams
Conor Wilson*
Elise Wilson*
Christopher Winters
Lauryn Woerdeman*
Jonathan Wong*
Miranda Wood
Mason Yegge
Giselle Yepiz
Travis Zhang*
Rachel Zollinger*
 
*denotes 4.0 GPA