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Carey High School graduating seniors, from left, Kodi Green and Porter Mecham, were among student-athletes honored April 29 during the Fourth District Senior Honors Banquet in Twin Falls. Honorees from south-central Idaho displayed high degrees of scholarship, citizenship, leadership and responsibility.

Carey High School principal John Peck thanked individuals and organizations contributing scholarships and grants revealed during the 2018-19 Carey School Awards program Tuesday, May 21.

Over $16,000 in scholarship money was announced.

• Chantele Styhl earned the fourth annual Bud Purdy Farm and Ranch Scholarship, a renewable two-year $1,000 grant. It was announced by Nick Purdy and Wendell Cayton.

• Representing the Sun Valley Board of Realtors, Brandee Smith presented its 2019 Distinction in Community Service $1,000 scholarships to Lindsey Morey and Chantele Styhl.

• Shantell Chavez and Andrea Ruiz accepted $500 DeLyle Phippen/Eva Larson Scholarships.

• Athanasia Versis earned the $1,000 Wood River Medical Society scholarship.

• The Hailey Rotary Club $500 grant was presented to Chantele Styhl. The $750 GRIT Scholarship and $750 Wood River Grange Scholarship also went to Chantele Styhl.

• The $1,000 Ketchum-Sun Valley Rotary Club scholarship was given to Tyler Johnson.

• Tyler Johnson also received the $1,000 Ashley C. Yagla Scholarship, the $1,000 Gregg Stowe Building Contractors Association grant, and the $500 Wilson/Woodyard Scholarship for those in the building trade.

• Lindsey Morey accepted the $1,000 PEO Scholarship.

• Kodi Green received the $500 Blaine County Farm Bureau Federation scholarship, as well as $1,500 in grants from Friends of 4-H/Blaine County 4-H Leaders Council, and the $250 Carey High School Education Scholarship.

• Rita Garcia earned the Student of Hispanic Origin grant.

• Shantell Chavez accepted the $250 Carey High Business Scholarship from an anonymous donor.

Recipients of $500 College of Southern Idaho scholarships were Andrea Ruiz and Rita Garcia.

Idaho Opportunities grants went to Rita Garcia, Andrea Ruiz, Chantele Styhl, Jaqueline Rojas and Athanasia Versis.


Other class awards, honors

Citizenship Award winners in the senior class and winners of $350 scholarships derived from student body fundraisers were Omar Morales and Andrea Ruiz.

Other Citizenship Award went to Calvin Andrews and Noelia Cruz (juniors), Marika Versis and Adrian Gonzalez (sophomores), Chase Bennion and Ally Colton (freshmen).

Honored were this year’s Student Body officers including president Porter Mecham and vice president Lindsey Morey, along with Sawyer Mecham and Shantell Chavez.

Principal Peck gave certificates to five students who achieved perfect attendance in 2018-19.

They included sixth-grader Eduardo Gamino for a fifth consecutive year. Other recipients were repeat winner Paige Black, Estefany Ruiz, Ashley Zarate and Marcela Del Real.

Recognized as Interscholastic Stars were Felicity Black, Bailie Morey and Noelia Cruz. Receiving the $100 Academic All-Star award was Lindsey Morey.

Girls’ basketball coach Merrilee Sears and football coach Lane Kirkland accepted the “Coach of the Year” awards. They led their teams to state championships in the sports.

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