Seymour grads earn scholar awards

A total of 22 Seymour High School seniors will receive the Seymour Scholar Award when they graduate Sunday.

The program was initiated in 2000 as part of the school’s effort to encourage students to take more rigorous coursework to prepare for college.

Principal Greg Prange said he is proud of this year’s scholars.

“Not only are they very strong students in the classroom, they are true leaders,” he said. “Among them are outstanding competitors, musicians, volunteers and team players. They have great potential for becoming significant leaders in society, and I am confident they will make a positive impact wherever they work and live.”

The students and their parents will be recognized at the graduation ceremony at 2:30 p.m. Sunday in the Lloyd E. “Barney” Scott Gymnasium.

The Class of 2017 is the 14 class eligible to receive the Seymour Scholar Award.

To qualify for the award, students must complete a minimum of 54 credits and satisfy all of the requirements of the Indiana Academic Honors Diploma. In addition, scholars must earn a minimum of 36 credits in English, mathematics, science, foreign language and social studies, have a weighted grade-point average of 4.90 for the 54 credits and earn a minimum of 11 credits in Advanced Placement courses with no grade lower than a B.

This year’s scholars are:

Marie McKenzie Armes, the daughter of Jamie and John Armes. She plans to attend Purdue University to study exploratory studies.

William Hunter Bauserman, the son of Bill and Clara Bauserman. He plans to attend Indiana University to study biochemistry.

Rachel Collett, the daughter of Sonya and Darren Collett. She plans to attend Purdue University to study chemistry and forensic science.

Kyle Combs, the son of Courtney Combs and Michael Combs. He plans to attend Indiana University to study environmental science and biology education.

Hallie Crenshaw, the daughter of Chris and Leighana Crenshaw. She plans to attend Indiana Wesleyan University to study athletic training/pre-physical therapy.

McKenna Curry, the daughter of Robin and Whitney Curry. She plans to attend Indiana University Southeast to study business.

Mya Carrine Findley, the daughter of Ben and Melissa Findley. She plans to attend Purdue University to study psychology.

Lauren Fleetwood, the daughter of Michael and Ardith Fleetwood. She plans to attend Indiana University to study nonprofit management/law and public policy.

Grant Handloser, the son of Mark and Laura Handloser. He plans to attend Indiana University to study mathematics and economics.

Peyton Christina Heyne, the daughter of Scott Heyne and Rachel Amos. She plans to attend Dallas Baptist University in Dallas, Texas, to study psychology.

Marie Lenart, the daughter of David and Karen Lenart. She plans to attend Purdue University to study neurobiology.

Alex Lovins, the son of Adam and Brenda Lovins. He plans to attend Indiana Wesleyan University to study chemistry.

Lauren Nicole James, the daughter of Mike and Karen James. She plans to attend Taylor University to study computer engineering and play for the women’s basketball team.

Victoria Mahoney, the daughter of Shawn and Dawn Mahoney. She plans to attend Indiana State University to study music education.

Sarah Montgomery, the daughter of Martha Montgomery and Doug Montgomery. She plans to attend Indiana University to study veterinary medicine.

Katie O’Mara, the daughter of Joyce O’Mara and the late Tom O’Mara. She plans to attend Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis to study medical imaging technology.

Lanci Phillips, the daughter of Lisa Phillips. She plans to attend Cedarville University to study nursing.

Mason Pottschmidt, the son of Leon and Christy Pottschmidt. He plans to attend Purdue University to study mechanical engineering.

Christy Stevens, the daughter of Carrie Ortlieb and William Stevens. She plans to attend Indiana University-Purdue University Columbus to study business.

Jennie B. Marie Stuart, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Dale Stuart. She plans to attend Indiana University-Purdue University Columbus to study elementary education.

Kyle Valencia, the son of Jose and Julia Valencia. He plans to attend Indiana University to major in business administration with a concentration in finance.

Nastya Yakovlyeva, the daughter of Natalie and Dmytro Yakovlyeva. She plans to attend Indiana University to major in biochemistry and neuroscience.