District Honors 2016 McCoy Awards Recipients
Proud parents, guardians, families and teachers filled the William Chrisman High School auditorium to honor 150 recipients of the McCoy Award. The award is given to students from Truman, Van Horn and William Chrisman for academic excellence during their first four semesters of high school. Each recipient took the stage and was presented their McCoy medal.
“Receiving this medal says a lot about you,” Superintendent Dr. Dale Herl told the students, “who you are and where you are going. It says that you are tenacious. To reach this point academically, you have had to go the extra mile.”
The superintendent said most of the honorees were also very involved in extracurricular activities in school, making their academic achievements even more impressive.
“This is a tribute to that work ethic. It’s something that sets you apart.”
First established in 1902, the McCoy Award is named after William McCoy, the first mayor of Independence. In 1984, the Independence Board of Education reinstated the McCoy Award and since then, more than 3,000 ISD high school students have received the prestigious McCoy medal.
Congratulations to the 2016 McCoy Award Recipients –
Rudy Acosta, Carla Acosta-Flores, Mason Adrales, Josue Arredondo, Katelynn Aulgur, Alison Baker, Selena Barron, Jaylena Bartholomew, Melia Bayliff, Jacob Bennett, Adrian Bernal, Mallory Bittner, Katherine Black, Anna Bogart, Logan Boone, Nicolette Bowman, Mara Bradford, Leanna Branstetter, Roberta Burns, King Butcher, Brodi Byrd, Nina Campos, Karen Carrete, Yino Carrillo, Jr., Jacob Cerda, Elizabeth Clark, Hannah Clifford, Lindsey Conkling, Lena Conklin-Hurtado, Gwyneth Cook, Emily Copeland, Vivian Covert, Joseph Crocker, Sierra Darrington, Rachel Davis, Jordan Dobbs, Ethan Douglas, Blake Douglas, McKenna Downey, Brianna Durham, Morgan Eckstein, Samantha Feaker, Josiah Ferrell, Shelby Fordham, Raegan Foushee, Rochelle Garciano, Joanna Gavarrete, Jacob Gilley, Walter Gilliam, Jason Godfrey, Jr., Richard Griffin, Nicholas Guppy, Griffin Harness-Clark, Dayne Hawley, Gibralter Hemingway, Oliver Henderson, Caleb Hennessey, Christian Hernandez, Kaylee Higgins, Annie Houston Jurado, Brooklynn Hufft, Levi Hynds, Bryce Idoni, Grayson James, Amaya Jiminez, Ashley Johnston, Connor Jones, Ashley Jordan, Jacob Juliana, Donaivin Justus, Jenna Kelly, Hannah Kimbrough, Faith Kolb, Deja Lamb, Madison Lara, Mika Lee, Hailie Lewis, Regan Link, Amiree Little, Savanah Malam, Eli Martin, Aiyana Masoner, Remy Mathenia, Camille Maxey, Easton McComas, Robert Meadows, Jose Mendoza, Rachel Millard, Kaili Miller, Jazzmin Miller, Joseph Morgan, Valarie Morris, Natalya Nalivaiko, Alexzandrea Neal, Mecoya Newson-Hinton, Joshua Noble, Lucy Parrish, Ezekiel Pedrino, Kasia Penyock, Madeleine Petentler, Kiara Puente, Leslye Quintanilla, Alyssia Rains, Lydia Reed, Travis Reiley, Yvette Rito, Mackenzie Rohrbach, Molly Ross, Charles Ruby, Rayna Rucker, Isaac Ruiz, Yovana Ruiz, Lorinda Ruiz, Blake Savidge, Alexis Schulz, Brett Seskis, Reagan Siebert, Chase Siedlik, Colin Sims, Randi Slater, Alyssa Smith, Adrianna Solary, Bryan Sontay, Gianella Sotil, Alexa Spencer, Austin Stafford, Mackenzie Sterling, Tatiana Stickle, Seiseira Tali, Tyrone Thornton, Christopher Toms, Chloe Trimble, Kameron Twyman, Andrew VunCannon, Braxton Ward, Keegan Welch, William Weston, Nicholas Wheeler, Molly Whiting, Keaton Wiley, Philomena Williams, Raishawn Williams, Aja Williams, Hannah Wilson, Brett Wilson, Jordan Winn, Aaliyah Wolfe, Alissia Younce, Mikayla Zans and George Zavala.