Collinsville, Oklahoma
May 15, 2013
Senior Awards Assembly
Sample Photos And Partial List From Presentations Made For
CHS Class of 2013
Scholarships Totaled $2.7 Million

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CHS Senior 2013 Awards Assembly RESULTS:


University of Central Okla.
-- Seth Williams $1,000.00 Counselor Scholarship

Southwest Oklahoma State University:
-- Casey Dickinson $1.500.00 and Haley Ganzel $500.00

Oklahoma Baptist University:
--Emily Fuller: University Scholar Scholarship $19,830.00yr. total: $67,320.00
OBU Music & Band Scholarship $4,000.00 yr. total: $16,000.00
BGCO Camp Scholarship $1,000.00
Total: 4-year combined Total: $87,320.00

University of Oklahoma:
-- Hunter West; $2400.00 PLC Scholarship & $1,000.00 Counselor Scholarship

Tulsa Community College:

--Lija Kolosha- Tuition Waiver
--Emma Stock- Honors Scholarship
--Amber Giddens- Tuition Waiver

Rogers State University:
--Jessica Crowe-
--Austin Reed- PLC Scholarship
--Haley Gibson-
--Nicole Richard-
--Elizabeth Blissit-

Oklahoma State University:
--Hayden Beeson –Academic Excellence Scholarship
--Alex Harp- Academic Excellence Scholarship
--Dylan- Helm- Academic Excellence & College of Engineering and Math Scholarship
--Cassidy Overholt- Academic Excellence Scholarship
--Cody Shults-Academic Excellence Scholarship
--Yimmeem Xiong- Academic Excellence Scholarship

University of Arkansas:
--Merrisa Jennings- Honors Fellowship ($50,000.00)
--Shelby Craig- Band Scholarship
--Sarah House-

Northeastern Oklahoma A&M (NEO):
--Newt Salisbury- Athletic Dept. Scholarship
--Michaela Branen- Viking Scholarship

Lyon College:
--Misty Royall-

Colorado State University:
--Erin Doan- Honors College Scholarship

Syracuse University:
--Joseph “Mitchell” Reynolds-Academic Excellence $19,000.00 yr. total: $76,000.00

Military Awards and Honors:

U.S. Marine Corp. Outstanding Achievement Awards:
Academics: Marilla Hayman
Athletics: Colby Cole
Band: Emily Fuller

U.S. Air Force:
Derek Iannapollo enlisted for service

U.S. Army:
National Scholar Athlete Award-
Paige Prather
Dylan Helm

Local Scholarships:

Stavros Community Scholarship- Sara House, Joseph “Mitchell Reynolds”, Jessica Crowe, and Nichole Richard

Bill Campbell Memorial- Elizabeth Blissit

Home Representative Club- Misty Royall

70’s Class- Michaela Branen and Misty Royall

Ministerial Alliance-
Merrisa Jennings
Elizabeth Blissit
Hunter West
Samantha Smith

American Bank- Josh Richardson- Paige Prather

Collinsville FFA-
Michaela Branen
Erin Doan
Dustin Burch
Brianna McKinney

Conoco-Phillips Scholarship - Paige Prather

Collinsville Education Association - Valorie Xiong

Darling International Scholarship -
Darin Turner- $300 each
Molly Calhoun
Carolina Perez
Dylan Helm- $100 each
Paige Prather
Paige Wilson
Layne Himebaugh
Misty Rameriz
Kyrston Wheeler

RCB Bank- Misty Royall

Bank of the Lakes-
Merrisa Jennings and Erin Doan

Jack and Helen Murphy Memorial Scholarships-
Kayla Coleman
David Roensch
Michaela Branen

George Floyd Memorial - Emily Fuller

Collinsville Education Association- Darin Turner and Paige Wilson

Nifty Fifty Scholarship- Michaela Brenan and Joseph “Mitchell” Reynolds


Awards of Excellence-
Merrisa Jennings- English
Joseph “Mitchell” Reynolds- Computers
David Roensch- Foreign Language
Dylan Helm- Mathematics
Samantha Smith- Art
Sara House- Science
Social Studies- Hayley Gipson
Instrumental Music- Emily Fuller
Vocal Music- Danielle Hoffman
Vocational Agriculture- Michaela Brenan
Journalism- Elizabeth Blissit

Oklahoma Academic Scholar- (3.7 Cumulative GPA and 27 or above ACT) -- Hayden Beeson, Jessica Crowe, Erin Doan, Emily Fuller, Hayley Gipson, Alex Harp, Marilla Hayman, Dylan Helm, Sara House, Merrisa Jennings, Lija Kolosha, Austin Reed, Joseph “Mitchell” Reynolds, and Cody Shults

Academic All-State-
Merrisa Jennings

National Merit Recognition-

Marilla Hayman
Merrisa Jennings

EWI (Executive Women’s Institute)-
Merrisa Jennings

Patriot Awards-
Jessica Crowe
Tyler Lutz
David Stellfox
Bailey Felkins

Masonic Lodge-
Yimmeem Xiong
Emma Stock

Indian Education Honors-
Paige Prather

Salutatorian Class of 2013-

Sara House

Valedictorians Class of 2013-
Jessica Crowe
Erin Doan
Hayley Gipson
Merrisa Jennings
Samantha Smith

-- Submitted by Paula Bearden -- CHS Counselor (5/17/2013)

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Terry Due (Superintendent of Schools) introduced (L-R) Valedictorians: Merrisa Jennings, Erin Doan, Hayley Gipson, Samantha Smith, Erin Doan and Salutatorian: Sara House.
Merrisa Jennings -- Academic All State
Derek Iannapollo U.S. Air Force enlistee
Press Release (added here 5/23/2013)

Local Student Earns Modern Woodman of America Scholarship

Misty D. Royall has been awarded a $500 educational award in a national competition with other students who are members of Modern Woodman of America. Modern Woodman, a fraternal benefit society offering financial services, has local representatives and is based in Rock Island, Ill.

Royall, the daughter of Melodie Royall, Collinsville, plans to use the grant to attend Lyon College, Batesville, Ark. Royall is one of 100 grant winners chosen this year.

During the past 40 years, Modern Woodmen has committed millions of dollars in financial assistance to hundreds of students through its Fraternal Scholarship Program.

Applications for the 2013-2014 Scholarship Program will be taken in the fall of 2013.

Founded in 1883 as a fraternal benefit society, Modern Woodmen of America offers financial services and fraternal member benefits to individuals and families throughout the United States. Local representative Robert Dickinson can be reached at 918-449-1114.

More RSU Scholarship Information
Dear Ted,

I wanted to let you know that my daughter Hayley received a full ride scholarship to Rogers State University. I did not see her listed on the Scholarship list.

Hayley Gipson - RSU Honors Program, 4 yr scholarship, which covers tuition,fees,books, on-campus housing,and $1,095 per semester for meals.

We are so proud of her hard work and the excellent education she received at CHS that made it possible for her to be awarded this scholarship!

Also Ted, we would like to Thank you for all the pictures of the Seniors. We love your site!

Debbie Gipson proud mother of Hayley 2013 Graduate of CHS!