ISD Honors 2020 and 2021 McCoy Award Recipients
Proud parents, guardians, families and teachers filled the William Chrisman High School auditorium to honor 300 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. Since we were unable to celebrate our 2020 McCoy Award recipients in person, we recognized both the recipients from 2020 and 2021 at this year’s ceremony. 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.
View photos of the McCoy Award recipients below. (Please click photo to enlarge.)
Congratulations to our 2020 recipients:
Daniel Aguilar Garcia, Esli Alvarado Islas, Ava Autrey, Virginia Banegas-Villeda, Jasmine Batres, Rhiannon Blackburn, Maia Blankenship, Will Blanton, Lannah Blystone, Katelyn Bragg, Jeffery Brockman Jr., Christopher Bryant, Brooklyn Burkey, Ke’Ara Burnett, Makenzie Burnett, Hunter Butt, Marlon Cabrera, Yesenia Cardenas-Reyes, Jennifer Carlson, Joseph Casebolt, Nitzia Castillo, Maria Cetina Valdez, Arwen Como, Vanessa Conejo Ramirez, Ralph Covington, Ryen Cravens, Delaney Crick, Nathanial Cupp, Riley Dawson, Cameron Dickerson, Decedrick Douglas Jr., Nicholas Dunsdon, Haile Dykeman, Sarina Eickman, Erica Elefson, Getzemany Escutia, Cole Estes, Hunter Fink, Janmarco Garcia, Alyssa Garciano, Autumn Garrett, Paige Gonzales, Mackenzie Goodwin, Christian Greer, Brennah Guinn, Brandon Hallmon, Makenzie Hayes, Nicholas Hays, Kyleigh Hendrix, Dayne Herl, Dominic Hernandez, Edith Hernandez, Taylor Herrick, Alyssa Holloway, Kayliana Hopkins, Amber Hougland, Kona Hudson, Joshua Huff, Noah Hynds, Taylor Jett, Jaima Johnson, Taylor Johnson, Tia Johnson, David Keltner, Peyton Kennedy, Laura Knowles, Jessie Knutter, Hayden Kunkel, Gabrielle Kurle, Karlee Kyle, Madison LaFollette, Christian Lampher, Felicia Lawrence, Kiara Leyva, Maiya Lyons, Dinora Madrigal-Rangel, Stacy Manning, Cody Marler, Julie Maxwell, Alesia Mcghee-Hayes, Alexandria Mcghee-Hayes, Maddie Meadows, Myla Miller, Erica Moore, Janet Morales, Curtis Morrison Jr., Alexander Mosley, Cole Mountain, Makayla Munger, Isabelle Munoz, Alexandra Neff, Evan Neubauer, Jewelia Nichol, Alexis Nickell, Nathan Noda, Ashley O’Rourke, Javier Ortiz-Merino, Kayelee Osgood, Elizabeth Owens, Kira Pangelinan, Erika Parrish, Olivia Parrish, Tristyn Perryman, Allie Pinick, Kiersten Playter, Connor Pointer, Tristan Polton, Jeffrey Reed, Isaac Rider, Shayden Robinett, Joslyn Rodgers, Logan Rodgers, Frida Rodriguez, Florencio Rojo III, Tyrique Ross, Sadie Rue, Jose Saenz-Olivas, Mathew Salvoro, Isaac Sanchez, Anna Sapp, Mariah Schramm, Jadelynn Schreier, Ja Free Scott, Madelyn Scott, Taj Selectman, Max Shaw, Emily Silkwood, Michael Simonton, Jonathan Siriano, Molly Sloan, Ayden Smith, Kyria Soliz, Amber Stahl-Wilmore, Nathaniel Stoops, Eva Strezoski, Rebecca Stutzman, Keanu Sua, Daniel Talamantes Lara, Jessie Taylor, Joseph Thomas, Kameron Thompson, Cristian Tobar-Aguilar, Dawson Torpey, Sarina Ulberg, Haleigh Van Zee, Bryan Veloz, Neida Villeda, Liam Walby Kent, Katherine Weathers, Lorna West, Trinity Wetzel
Congratulations to our 2021 recipients:
Gisselle Acosta, Omar Aguilar Garcia, Hope Albert, Carter Allen, Benjamin Ameku, Daisy Amparan, Lawrence Anderson, Brielle Ashton, Mallott Ashton, Anthony Atkinson, Wesley Atkinson-Smith, Allison Baker, Dezeray Banta, Jasmyn Barnett, Angel Batchelor, Alexander Becker, Carl Bell Jr., Colbie Bellos, Lessly Berrios, Emily Binnicker, Micheal Blair, Darius Blueford, Erynn Boatright, Marcela Bonilla Euceda, Molly Bradshaw, , Carmen Branch, Conner Brazeal, Aaron Brennan, Makena Campbell, Ashlyn Carter, Maxey Cathryne, Ifechukume Chigbogwu, Tiara Clark, Samantha Clevenger, Quintin Coble , Sanda Coin , Morgan Cole , Mitchell Cory , Bryce Counts, Emma Crane, Dylan Crick, Elizabeth Crowe, Aiden Darneal, Allyson Dawson, Zachary Dawson, Ty Day, Tucker Deschaine, Ethan Dias, Dayton Dockins, Austin Downey, Major Dudek, Matthew Dudley, Monica Dudley, Clarissa Etter, Alexis Evans, Caleb Eyde, Nancy Fernandez, Alexis Figueroa, Lillian Fordham, Krishae Franco, Isaiah Fuller, Madison Gaines, Nicole Galicia-Rodriguez, Salem Gray, Annabelle Griffin, William Grove, Austin Hancock, Katelina Harris, Leo Henderson, Eldon Hills, Clayton Hollinbeck, Zoey Holman, Mason Igou, Kayleb Jefferson, Evangeline Jimenez, River Jordan, Trey Kates, Duncan Kelley, Sydney Kennedy, Miles Lang, Harley Lankard, Taylor Layman, Adam LeBlanc, Colin Lee, Yasemine Leroy, Dillan Lesh, Anya Linstrom, Adriana Lopez-Jurado, Miguel Madrigal III, Erin Magel, Sebastian Manoza, Colbi Marks, Molly McClung, AnnaMarie McDonald, Amelia McGhee, Lilian McGhee, Cameron McGrath, Connor McGraw, Hailey McIntyre, Ashley Menjivar-Reyes, Korey Messick, Angelina Miller, Lillian Miller, Lilyan Moriondo, Ciella Mupenda, Callie Nance, Emily Neill, Alexander Nichols, Aliycia Olvera, Katrina Overfelt, Morgan Owings, Marlon Parker Jr., Eber Perdomo Paz, Elliot Perrin, Cody Pham, Timothy Plummer, Norym Powell, Salma Qawasmi, Karis Ramel, Yoselin Ramos, Erick Ramos Castaneda , Shelbee Reeves, Hector Rivera-Gonzalez, Saul Romero, Ericka Sanchez, Aidan Seek, Riley Shoop-Altom, Mark Shumake, William Sikorski, Adrianne Simmons, Kaylee Sims, Aaron Smith, Alexander Smith, Autumn Smith, Breana Smith, Nathan Smith, Noah Smith, Jade Soto, Rylan Spencer, Jesse Stillwell, Adriano Strickland, Jasmine Torralbas, Thuong (Jennifer) Tran, Colton Treloar, Alexia Trudeau-Gonzalez, Treyton Ulberg, Aleisa Washington, Emily Watkins, Annali West, Owen Williams, Kamara Winda, Thomas Wood, Emmy Yanez, Colton Yuille