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Dixon High seniors honored at banquet

Hannah Sharkey (left) and Megan Burger share a hug Thursday night after the Dixon High School awards assembly. Dozens of awards were handed out including the Marvin Winger Distinguished Student Award which went to Jennifer Guenther.
Hannah Sharkey (left) and Megan Burger share a hug Thursday night after the Dixon High School awards assembly. Dozens of awards were handed out including the Marvin Winger Distinguished Student Award which went to Jennifer Guenther.

DIXON – Members of the Dixon High School Class of 2011 were recognized for their efforts in and outside of the classroom at the school’s annual awards banquet Thursday. The awards:

Illinois Student Assistance Commission – Illinois State Scholars: Valbona Bajrami, Peter Balser, Alexandrea Barth, Emily Clemens, Evanne Deatherage, Austin Dewey, Chris Gale, Jennifer Guenther, Molly Love, Benjamin Minch, Matthew Renne, Paul Sedig and Mabel Seto.

National Merit Commended Scholars: Christine Spaulding.

National Honor Society Senior Members: Valbona Bajrami, Peter Balser, Alexandrea Barth, Graham Boll, Jamie Brendel, Andrew Christ, Emily Clemens, Evanne Deatherage, Sydney Dewey, Brittlyn Dillow, Benjamin Dvorak, Brent Ewald, Jennifer Guenther, Andy Haack, Susan Hicks, Molly Love, Taylor Preston, Hanna Reese, Matthew Renne, Gina Romero, Mabel Seto, Christine Spaulding, Nate Thornton, Alejandro Valdes and Ashley Wolfe.

DAR Good Citizenship Award: Ashley Wolfe.

SAR Good Citizenship Award: Patrick Ginn.

Frederick Douglass and Susan B. Anthony Award in Humanities and Social Studies: Emily Clemens.

Bausch & Lomb Science Award: Mabel Seto.

President’s Education Awards Program: Valbona Bajrami, Peter Balser, Emily Clemens, Evanne Deatherage, Austin Dewey, Molly Love, Matthew Renne, Paul Sedig, Mabel Seto and Christine Spaulding.

Whiteside Area Career Center Student Recognition Scholarship: Paul Sedig.

Whiteside Area Career Center Student of the Year, Allied Health: Hannah Blackburn.

Class of 1951 Marvin Winger Athletic Award: Skyla Strum.

Mark Appleman Most Valuable Female Athlete Award: Megan Burger.

Ed Trotter Most Valuable Male Athlete Award: Mitch Homb.

Jack Jordan Most Inspirational Athlete Award: Mitch Homb.

Harold A. Stinson “Mr. Versatility” Track Award: Scott Goad.

Letter for 4 Years in One Sport Awards: Megan Burger, soccer/cross country; Andrew Christ, track; Emily Clemens, dance; Susie Hicks, softball; Mitch Homb, golf; Bethany Jordan, track; Ricky Laskowski, track/wrestling; Holly Nicklaus, soccer; Nicole Shaffer, volleyball; Chelsea Sondgeroth, cross country/track; and Shelby Westart, soccer.

Three-Sport Athlete for 4 Years: Mitch Homb, Ricky Laskowski, Tanner Weidman, Taylor Preston and Hanna Reese.

Senior Leadership Awards: Ashley Wolfe, Jennifer Guenther, and Mabel Seto.

Dixon Direct Corp.: Amanda McKinley and Lindsey Katzman.

Sauk Scholars: Valbona Bajrami, Alexandrea Barth, Graham Boll, Jamie Brendel, Molly Love and Paul Sedig.

Athletic scholarships: Caleb Bradley, golf/tennis; PJ Ginn and Emily Mills, tennis; Nicole Shaffer, volleyball; and Holly Nicklaus, basketball.

American Red Cross Blood Drive Scholarship: Paul Sedig and Kristin Swanson.

Elmer and Pauline Adee Ag Scholarship: Brent Ewald.

Lee County Pork Producers: Brent Ewald.

Salamandra Restaurant Cinco de Mayo Scholarship: Brandon Eisele.

Class of 1977: Channing Stoudt and Kyle Whetsel.

Scott Branson Memorial Scholarship: Jamie Brendel.

Andrea Fox Memorial Scholarship: Channing Stoudt.

Lukas Kelly Memorial Scholarship: Kyle Whetsel.

Ake L. Dahlquist Memorial Scholarship: Madeline Sweeney.

Ed Slain Memorial Scholarship: Shelby Westart.

Dixon Education Association Scholarships: Bryce Cullen and Jennifer Guenther.

Dixon Evening Lions Scholarship: Ashley Wolfe.

Kiwanis Club Bill Zinnen Memorial Scholarship: Taylor Preston.

Dixon Rotary Club Scholarship: Ashley Wolfe.

Dixon Public Schools Foundation Students of the Month:

September: Mabel Seto.

October: Molly Love.

November: Ashley Wolfe.

December: Jennifer Guenther.

January: Matthew Renne.

February: Emily Clemens.

March: Valbona Bajrami.

April: Evanne Deatherage.

May: Peter Balser

Dixon Public Schools Foundation Post-Secondary Awards: Peter Balser, Sydney Dewey, Brittlyn Dillow, Brent Ewald, Jennifer Guenther; Andrew Haack, Hannah Sharkey and Channing Stoudt.

Dixon Public Schools Foundation Fortune 1000: Molly Love and Matthew Renne.

Louis Schumm Scholarships: Evanne Deatherage, Mabel Seto and Christine Spaulding.

William H. Jones Scholarships: Emily Clemens and Brandon Eisele.

Marvin Winger Distinguished Student Award: Jennifer Guenther

Dixon Public Schools Foundation Award Student of the Year: Mabel Seto.

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