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Paw Paw CUSD 271 Awards

High School

Athletic Awards

Male Athlete of the year: varsity, Justin Wiley; junior varsity, Patrick Wiley.

Female Athlete of the Year: varsity: Kasie Crawford; junior varsity: Shelsie Crawford.

Recognition of Dedication and Performance in 12 Sports for 4 Years: Kassie Crawford, Zach Lilja, Kersten Kidd, and Justin Wiley.

Little 10 Conference All-Academic Team: Kasie Crawford, Kersten Kidd, Devyn Siemers, Shelsie Crawford, Mitch Prentice, Justin Wiley, Nicholas Siemers, John Hoelzer, and James Sensenbrenner.

Little 10 All-Conference Team: Kasie Crawford.

Softball Awards

Most Valuable Player: Kasie Crawford.

Gold Glove: Josie Morgan.

Coaches Award: Alexis Raymer.

Most Improved Offensive Player: Cassidy O’Dell.

Most Improved Defensive: Kersten Kidd.

Pitching: Julia Penman.


Cy Young Award: Nicholas Siemers.

Silver Slugger: Mitch Prentice.

Most Improved: Nick Dodaro.

Gold Glove Award: Jonathan Jenkins.

Charlie Hustle Award: Shane McCannon.

Most Valuable Player: Justin Wiley.

Academic Awards

Little 10 Academic Bowl Team: Melinda Oates, Mitch Prentice, Shane McCannon, John Hoelzer, Nathan McKee, William Zeman, Samuel Dunklau, and Matthew Swed.

High Honors: Matthew Swed, Patrick Wiley, Shelsie Crawford, John Hoelzer, Alyssa Allen, Katelynn Lampson, Nathan McKee, Nicholas Siemers, Samuel Dunklau, Kersten Kidd, Melinda Oates, Mitch Prentice, Alexis Raymer, and Justin Wiley.

Madyson Aloisio, Austin Buffington, Ashley Delhotal, Lucas Ekstrom, Taryn Foster, Cameron Hendricks, Alexandra Marshall, Uriel Ortiz, Daniel Rosenkrans, William Zeman, Jonathan Essex, Orestes Franco, Krysta Hill, Jessica Kidd, Cassidy O’Dell, and James Sensenbrenner.

Ian Dober, Nicholas Ekstrom, Morgan McCannon, Corrine Rosenkrans, Henrietta Seymour, Shannon Wiseman, Samantha Bentley, Joel Bertram, Kasie Crawford, Shannon Gallagher, Jasmine Glenn, Emily Jacobs, Cole Jacox, Zachary Lilja, Liliana Pacheco, Priscilla Randazzo, Austin Safranek, Devyn Siemers, and Lori VanBeek.

National Honor Society: Melinda Oates, Mitch Prentice, Eren Franco, Samuel Dunklau, Kersten Kidd, Kasie Crawford, Shane McCannon, JJ Bertram, Nick Siemers, Alyssa Allen, Corrine Rosenkrans, Katelynn Lampson, and Morgan McCannon.

Indian Valley Vocational Center Technical Honor Society and Students of the Month: Alyssa Allen, Kersten Kidd, and Mitch Prentice.

IVVC Roy L. Wright Memorial Scholarship and IVVC Perfect Attendance: Nicholas Ekstrom.

IVVC Marcia Murphy Memorial Scholarship: Kersten Kidd.

IVVC Outstanding Student of the Year: Mitch Prentice.

IVVC Skills USA: Alyssa Allen and Mitch Prentice.

National Career Readiness Certificate: Melinda Oates, Shane McCannon, Mitch Prentice, Samantha Bentley, JJ Bertram, Casey Corcoran, Kasie Crawford, Samuel Dunklau, Chloe Edlebeck, Eren Franco, Shannon Gallagher, and Jasmine Glenn,

Katelynn Goble, Emily Jacobs, Cole Jacox, Kersten Kidd. Mollie Larimore, Zach Lilja, Liliana Pacheco, Priscilla Randazzo, Alexi Raymer, Devyn Siemers, Lori VanBeek, Jessica Weiss, Justin Wiley, and Jordan Wyatt.

Worldwide Youth in Science and Engineering Team: Matthew Swed, William Zeman, Patrick Wiley, John Hoelzer, James Sensenbrenner, Nathan McKee, Nicholas Siemers, Samuel Dunklau, Katie Goble, Oleg Grachev, Kersten Kidd, Shane McCannon, Melinda Oates, Mitch Prentice, and Justin Wiley.

Perfect Attendance: Ashley Delhotal, Jonathan Essex, Melissa Lake, Danyelle Levan-Wiemken, and Nicholas Ekstrom.

Prairie State Awards: Samuel Dunklau, Melinda Oates, Mitch Prentice, and Justin Wiley.

Illinois State Scholars: Samuel Dunklau, Kersten Kidd, and Melinda Oates.

Art Awards

Teacher’s Art Choice: Shannon Gallagher.

Excellence in Performance: Samantha Bentley, Casey Corcoran, Mollie Larimore, and Shannon Gallagher.

Most Improved: Priscilla Randazzo.

Graduation Awards

Valedictorian: Samuel Dunklau.

Salutatorian: Kersten Kidd.

Lions Club Scholarships: Kasie Crawford, Samuel Dunklau, Shannon Gallagher, Kersten Kidd, Mollie Larimore, Shane McCannon, Josie Morgan, Mitch Prentice, Alexis Raymer, Austin Safranek, Devyn Siemers, and Justin Wiley.

State Bank of Paw Paw Scholarship: Samuel Dunklau.

Craig Bresson Friendship Scholarship: Austin Safranek.

Kim Musson Scholarship: Shannon Gallagher.

Teacher’s Scholarship: Kersten Kidd and Taylor Boysen.

Lee County Pork Producers and FFA Scholarship: Emily Jacobs.

American Red Cross Scholarship: Mollie Larimore.

Espe Seed Scholarship: Samantha Bentley.

Outstanding Senior: Kersten Kidd.

Kishwaukee College Academic Scholarship: Kasie Crawford and Mitch Prentice.

Music Awards

John Phillip Sousa Award: Melinda Oates.

National Choral Award: Samuel Dunklau.

Most Outstanding Underclassman Band Award: Matthew Swed.

Most Outstanding Underclassman Choral Award: John Hoelzer.

Most Improved Band Award: Shannon Gallagher.

Most Improved Choral Award: Alexandra Marshall.

John C. Cina Endowment Scholarship: Austin Buffington.

Junior High School

Music Awards

Most Outstanding Band Award: Anthony Castaldo.

Most Outstanding Choral Award: Julia Hoelzer.

Most Improved Band Award: Joshua Wiseman.

Most Improved Choral Award: Kern Zeimetz.

Academic and Achievement Awards

Junior 10 Spelling Bee Team: Jessica Davison, Marcus Hadley, Keagan Eppard, Alexandra Soto, and Caitlin Wilcox; alternates: Tim McNally and Justin Lampson.

Spelling Bee winner: Marcus Hadley; alternate: Caitlin Wilcox.

Perfect Attendance: Alexander Johnson, Jacob Pierce, Tim McNally, Cassidy Fairchild, and Brandon Heiman.

Academic High Honors: Anthony Castaldo, Jillian Fisher, Cassidy Fairchild, Julia Hoelzer, Gabriel Johnston, Josef McKee, and Haley Oros.

Academic Honors: Jessica Davison, Marcus Hadley, Claire Hicks, Tim McNally, Ireland Nolte, Riley Oros, Justin Williams, Kern Zeimetz, Brianna Bevans-Fugett, Joe Hanson, Brandon Heiman, Robert Hill, Samantha Ladson, Trystan Sheridan, LeeAnn Smith, Janette Solis, Chuck Babis, Deona Collins, Kegan Eppard, Dakota Goble, Jeff Hanson, Anastasia Pfeiffer, Alexandra Soto, and Nicholas Soto.

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