ISD Honors 2017 McCoy Award 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, “You have likely had to juggle school projects with extracurricular activities, and you made sure to deliver on your academics. Tonight is a tribute to your work ethic.”
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 2017 McCoy Award Recipients –
Katie Adams, Tooba Ali, Litzy Alvarado-Islas, Joselyn Anzaldo, Roberto Arcia, Joshua Arriaza, Malia Atagi, Destiny Atkinson, Jameson Baker, Caleb Banks, Kyler Barnett, Marissa Batres, Morgan Bauman, Erika Becerra-Pujols, Adreal Bell, Emily Bell, Brian Berner, Adeline Braley, Reed Branstetter, Megan Bruch, James Buehlmann, Charley Burton, Taylor Bushart, Samuel Cabrera, Roman Campa, Kevin Carew Jr., Aaron Carrillo Prieto, Vanessa Chavira Calanche, Onyekaorise Chigbogwu, Felicity Clark, Britten Clarke, Lillian Conner-Urnise, Allison Cook, Gillian Cook, Bryanna Counts, Kassie Curtis, Mikayla Dixon, Angel Durnin, Elizabeth Eppert, Mariah Erazo, Mauricio Espinosa, Jaden Evans, Autumn Farmer, Erica Figley, N’ya Fritz, Selena Gonzalez, Sarah Gordon, Elizabeth Graver, Riley Grotenhuis, Gloria Guerrero, Joshua Hagstrom, Jacob Haney, Emilee Harless, Peyton Heim, Paul Hemingway, Erin Hennessy, Dawson Herl, Anthony Hilton, Camryn Holloman, Lillyn Holsworth, Lauren Holtcamp, Marion Jackson, Braden James, Isabelle Jaynes, Micah Jenkins, Connor Jeske, Angelica Johnson, Mary Johnson, Niccolas Joplin, Keli’i Kahananui, Colton Kerr, Alexander Khan, Sydney Knight, Brandon Kuhlman, Rylee LaRoche, Katelyn Laughlin, Michelle Le, Ciara Ledesma, Darrius Lineker, Phelipe Linstrom, Owen Lockwood, Isabela Lopez, Anna MacLaughlin, Makenzy Magel, Karl Manoza, Alejandra Martinez Gonzalez, Kelvyn Mason, Sarah McFarland, Jacob Presler, Natalia Reyes, Thomas Reynolds-Welsh, Mailyn Rios Meraz, Adam Roberts, Bethany Rudzik, Christopher Russell, Jennifer Sailor, A’Veon Sanders, Mia Sapenaro, Braxton Saye, Catherine Schaefer, Karli Schnakenberg, Trystan Scobee, Ainslee Scott, Adelaide Simpson, Cameron Smith, Jessica Smith, Angelina Smith, Tiera Smith, Jennifer Soendker, Reagan Stark, Samantha Mcghee-Hayes, Brennan McGraw, Bailey McGrew, Brianna Meier, Serena Melsh, Braden Mills, Maria Monge, Johnna Morehouse, Michael Morrow Jr., Raegan Mountain, Ryan Muncy, Morgan Nash, Desiree Norfleet, Halimo Nur, Joni Oswald, Ilia Parish, Braeden Parrott, Grace Pedrino, Adrian, Perez, Taylor Perry, Alyssa Pierce, Sobelli Powell, Matthew Stubblefield, Kayla Sua, Madeline Sullivan, Collin Swindler, Tajere Terry, Cheyanne Thorpe, Rileigh Tucker, Yara Uribe-Camarena, Kendra Vanderman, Deandra Wade, Jadyn Williams, Jasmine Williams, Caysen Woods, Jennifer Wright, Joslin Wyatt, Kelsey Young, Sierra Yutzy and Tyler Zeller.