ISD Honors 2019 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, “To reach this point academically, you have had to go the extra mile. 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 2019 McCoy Award Recipients –
Thad Aber, Mackenzie Alfrey, Katherine Ameku, Yordanka Arauz Ortiz, Kiara Ashurst, Alex Atagi, Cheyenne Atkinson, Anthony Ayala, David Ballard, Victoria Barber, Kenzy Barnett, Hunter Bass, Jose Becerra, Liliana Becerra-Pujols, Thomas Beem, Ellie Beets, Kiyonnah Bell, Aaron Bigge, Rachael Blanton, Nolan Boone, Gary Borlasa, Makayla Breedlove, Hadley Brillhart, Abigail Bryson, Taylor Burrell-Strother, Garrett Burton, Darcey Bushart, Kyne Butcher, Madison Butler, Madison Carpenter, Arlin Carreon, Zoe Christman, Camila Colominas, Cailyn Cordell, Kayce Cowick, Kaelyn Cox, Lillian Crandall, Anastacia Crispin-Santos, Abigail Cruz, Bank Daniel, Nicole Davis, Mariah Davolt, Jonathan Dempsey, Ramzy Diaz, Mabel Diaz, Joshua Dixon, Cole Dockins, Laurie Douglas, Cole Etherton, Ana Fernandez Barragan, Trenton Fink, Molly Fischer, Nino Florido, Jasmine Ford, Claudia Fuentes, Matthew Gilley, Kaitlyn Goucher Goetz, Derrell Green, Samantha Griffin, Emily Guldner, Chanz Hale, Aimee Hanes, Tayler Hastings, Taylor Heath, Alec Heatwole, Regan Henning, Denisse Hernandez, Briana Herrick, Jaden Heyer, Aaron Holloway, Allison Jackson, Annie Jackson, Jayla Jackson, Kelee James, Sophie Juliana, Raigan Keltner, Wyatt Leutzinger, Zoe Lewis, Cyrus Loar, Anabel Lopez-Jurado, Katelyn Lunceford, Jersey Lynn, Andrew Malott, Rysie Martin, Emily Martinez, Cinthia Martinez-Cerna, Eny Mejia, Emily Mendoza, Kobe Messick, Courtney Millard, Alejandro Monge, William Moon, Giavanna Moore, Kaya Moore, Morgan Moretina, Nathaniel Morton, Aaron Muller, Nathan Neufeld, Alissa Newby, Joshua Nunn, Krystal Olson, Samuel O’Neill, Avery Palmer, Devon Pattison, Jordan Paxton, Kelly Perea Inestroza, Jendaya Piper Francis, Christopher Qualls, Jada Quezada, Jesse Quirk, Sheyla Ramirez Coronado, Jacob Reeves, Abbigale Rittenhouse, Alexiana Robinson, Nevaeh Robinson, Alexis Rodgers-Smith, Heidi Rodriguez, Alisson Rodriguez Rodriguez, Zakyria Rogers, Kennedy Rucker, Michael Rue, Faith Scribner, Alyssa Sherrod, Jason Skivers, Rebekah Slayton, Payge Smith, Haylee Smyth, Kylee Smyth, Hunter Springs, Madelyn Stilwell, Lailah Stoneburner, Laila Tatum, Chace Todd-Keillor, Gracie Ussery, Sophia Vickers, Miah Villarreal, Zane Vowells, Mason Walters, Chrystian Waterman, Stevie Watkins, Shaunteal White, Shelby White, Icheari Whitley, Grace Williams, Nicole Williams, Reed Wiseman, Jayden Woods, Valerie Xayaphet, Barivure Yorka and Burabari Yorka.