2020 Recipient Bios
Virginia and Stephen Childress Athletic Scholarship
Harrisonville High School senior Carson Crowley was awarded the Virginia and Stephen Childress Athletic Scholarship. This scholarship, in the amount of $1,500, is based on athletic and academic achievements, as well as community and school activities.
Crowley played football, basketball and baseball during high school. He earned All-County, All-Conference and All-District honors in football, Academic All-State in football and baseball, and letters in all three sports. He was inducted into the ACT Hall of Fame at HHS, earned a spot on the Principal’s Honor Roll throughout high school and was a four-year recipient of the Excellence in Academics award. He wss a member of Key Club, Future Business Leaders of America and Fellowship of Christian Athletes. Crowley is attending the University of Kansas to major in Accounting. He is the son of John and Amy Crowley
Mr. Stephen Childress served thirty years at the Harrisonville High School as coach, teacher, and administrator from 1942-1972. Both he and his wife, Virginia, were avid supporters of the Harrisonville Schools athletic program. Their children, Dudley Childress and Marianne Rusk, endow the scholarship through the Harrisonville Public School Foundation.
William G. and Nettie Z. Deacon Family Scholarships
Caitlyn Costner, Bradley Cox, MaKayla Knight, Karley Reynolds and Amy Tracy
Harrisonville High School seniors Caitlyn Costner, Bradley Cox, MaKayla Knight, Karley Reynolds and Amy Tracy have been awarded the William G. and Nettie Z. Deacon Family Scholarships. These scholarships, in the amount of $2,000, are awarded to HHS seniors based on academic achievement, good citizenship, and financial need.
Costner is the daughter of Dr. Walter and Kara Costner. She’s attending Kansas State University to major in biochemistry. Costner was involved in Student Council, freshman mentoring, Drama Club, girls’ tennis, NHS, and band. She earned All-Conference and Academic All-Conference honors in tennis and is a four-year Excellence in Academics recipient.
Cox is attending the University of Central Missouri to major in nursing. He is the son of Travis and Tiffany Cox. Cox was an All-Conference band and All-District jazz band honoree, a member of NHS and a four-year Principal’s honor roll member. He is also an Eagle Scout.
Knight is the daughter of Jon and Jessi Johannes. She will attend Northwest Missouri State University to major in nursing. At HHS, she was involved in cheerleading.
Reynolds is the daughter of Jeremiah and Kelly Reynolds and will attend the University of Kansas to major in biology/biochemistry. She has participated and lettered in basketball, track and tennis. She was a member of Student Council, FCCLA, Key Club, SADD, NHS and FCA. She is also a four-year Excellence in Academics recipient.
Amy Tracy is the daughter of Dr. Lon and Dana Tracy. She will be going to Brigham Young University to major in pre-med. Tracy was involved in NHS, dance team, DECA, NTHS, show choir, and academic club. She’s competed at the district, state and international level in DECA, is a member of the HHS ACT Hall of Fame, and is a four-year Excellence in Academics recipient.
The William G. and Nettie Z. Deacon Family Scholarship is funded through a gift to the Harrisonville Public School Foundation from the estate of Will Ella Deacon, daughter of William G. and Nettie Z. Deacon.John & Wanda Foster Construction Trades ScholarshipEthan Inman
Harrisonville High School senior Ethan Inman was awarded the John and Wanda Foster Construction Trades Scholarship. This scholarship, in the amount of $1000, is awarded to an HHS senior based on academic achievement and the recipient’s plan to study building trades, architecture, civil engineering, or other related field.
Inman will attend Oklahoma State University to study Industrial Engineering and Management. At HHS, he completed the Project Lead the Way courses and also dual enrolled at Summit Technology Academy. He served as president of FFA and was inducted into the National Te
John & Wanda Foster Ag Scholarship
Harrisonville High School senior Meadow Vassar was the recipient of the John and Wanda Foster Agriculture Scholarship. This scholarship, in the amount of $1000, is awarded to an HHS senior who has been active in the Cass Career Center agriculture program and/or the FFA chapter.
Vassar was a four-year member of FFA, inducted into the National Technical Honor Society, and played softball. She was also a member of SADD, Key Club and Peer Helpers. She plans to attend Southwest Baptist University to major in business. She is the daughter of Ted and Shawna Vassar.
Bob Hodge Achievement Award
Harrisonville High School senior Maria Styron has been awarded the Bob Hodge Achievement Award.
This scholarship has the potential to provide Styron with up to $8,000 as she will receive $2,000 the first year and have the opportunity to renew the scholarship for $2,000 each year for the next three years.
Styron will attend Missouri University of Science & Technology to major in Aerospace Engineering. She is a four-year Excellence in Academics recipient, been on the Principal’s Honor Roll throughout high school, and wais a member of National Honor Society, Key Club, SADD, FCA and the golf team. She is the daughter of Sam and Pattie Styron.
The Bob Hodge Achievement Award is presented annually to an HHS senior in honor of Bob Hodge, a long-time Harrisonville Schools teacher, coach, and administrator.
This scholarship endowment was established with the Harrisonville Public School Foundation through the bequest of an anonymous Harrisonville High School alumnus.
Criteria for the scholarship include academic achievement (ACT score of 25 or higher), acceptance at a Missouri state college or university, excellent citizenship, community involvement, and financial need.
Cara Roberts Memorial Scholarship
Harrisonville High School senior Michael Dahn was awarded the 2020 Cara Roberts Memorial Scholarship for $500. This scholarship is given to an HHS senior who will attend the University of Central Missouri and who demonstrates a desire to make a difference in the lives of others.
Dahn is the son of Tim Dahn and Patti Brinkley. He plans to study jazz commercial. He has been a part of the marching, symphonic and jazz bands throughout high school earning All-State Jazz Band and All-District Band honors. He’s also been a part of the robotics and golf teams.
The Cara Roberts Memorial Scholarship is funded through annual gifts to the Harrisonville Public School Foundation from the Roberts family.
Scott T. Morse Memorial Scholarship
Harrisonville High School senior Ethan Danner has been awarded the Scott T. Morse Memorial Scholarship. This scholarship, in the amount of $1,500, is based on academic achievement, school or community involvement, and the recipient’s determination to overcoming a hardship.
Danner is the son of Scott and Kim Danner and will be attending Missouri State University to major in marketing. He was involved in DECA, Student Council, FBLA, and NHS. He was also inducted into the National Technical Honor Society and qualified for State DECA competition. He is a four-year Excellence in Academics recipient.
The Scott T. Morse Memorial Scholarship is funded through an endowment established with the Harrisonville Public School Foundation by the Morse family.
Allison W. Smith Memorial Scholarship
Arden Middaugh was the recipient of the Allison W. Smith Memorial Scholarship for $2,000. The intent of this scholarship award in memory of Allison Smith is to encourage and support a senior female student athlete who strives for excellence in academics and sportsmanship, a student who demonstrates passion to engage in the world through leadership and/or innovative ideas to make the global and/or local community better for others.
Middaugh has played volleyball and basketball all four years earning All-Conference Academic honors and serving as captain. She was a member of National Honor Society, FCA, Student Council and SADD. She’s participated in multiple mission trips to Myanmar, Taiwan, California and Alabama and participated in local service projects including the Senior Citizens Thanksgiving Banquet and Bright Futures Holiday Store. She plans to attend Missouri State University to major in Business and Entrepreneurship. She is the daughter of Chad and Jeanne Middaugh.
The Allison W. Smith Memorial Scholarship is funded through annual gifts to the Harrisonville Public School Foundation from the Smith family.
Samuel A. Sloan, Evelyn Sloan, and Beulah Sloan McCoy Scholarship
Keigan Rowe & Hannah Dinges
Harrisonville High School seniors Hannah Dinges and Keigan Rowe have been awarded the Samuel A. Sload, Evelyn Sloan, and Beulah Sloan McCoy Scholarship. This scholarship, in the amount of $2000, is based on leadership in school activities, community service and intent to study an ag-related field.
Dinges is the daughter of Donald and Tracy Dinges. She will attend Northwest Missouri State University to major in agricultural science. She earned her Area FFA degree and was a state qualifier for the MQHA Speech Contest this year. She’s also a member of FFA and NTHS.
Rowe is the son of Eric and Tiffany Rowe and is attending the College of the Ozarks to major in agricultural financing. He’s been a participant in football, FBLA, and FFA earning his State FFA degree this year. He’s also a state qualifier in FBLA.
This scholarship is funded through an annual gift to the Foundation.
Wendell Yeager Rotary Club Scholarships
Evan Filer, Karley Reynolds, Maria Styron & Ethan Danner
Harrisonville High School seniors Ethan Danner (see bio above), Evan Filer, Karley Reynolds (see bio above), and Maria Styron (see bio above) have been awarded the Wendell Yeager Rotary Scholarships in the amount of $500.
Filer is the son of Bill and Jill Filer and will attend William Woods University to major in business administration. He has been involved in NHS, Student Council, FBLA, soccer, basketball and tennis earning Academic All-Conference in all three sports and Academic All-State in soccer. He’s a member of the ACT Hall of Fame and a four-year Excellence in Academics recipient.
The Rotary scholarships are funded through an endowment established by the club with the Foundation.
Katie Rios Memorial Scholarship
The Katie Rios Memorial Scholarship recipient is named as an eighth grader and the scholarship is disbursed upon graduation from high school. The award is given to a student who exhibits a positive attitude, strong character, thoughtfulness and empathy towards others, and an overall love of life.
The 2020 Katie Rios Memorial Scholarship recipient was Jayden Osborn
Osborn is the daughter of Mike and Debbie Osborn and will attend Southwest Baptist University to major in marketing/public relations. She was a member of Key Club, NHS, SADD, soccer, Peer Helpers, Drama Club, FCA and show choir. She was the HHS September Student of the Month and a four-year Excellence in Academics recipient.
Donna Pfautsch HATS Scholarship
The Donna Pfautsch HATS Scholarship recipient is also named as an eighth grader and the scholarship is disbursed upon graduation from high school. The award recognizes academic excellence, diverse interests, and a love of learning.
The 2020 Donna Pfautsch HATS Scholarship recipient was Maria Styron (see bio above).
The scholarship is funded through an endowment given by the Pfautsch family.
Stephen & Virginia Childress Athletic Award
Carson Crowley 2020
Bailey Kliewer 2019
Anna Saffels 2018
Austin Campbell 2017
Kristen Koch 2016Melissa Watson 2015Matthew Prindle 2014Anisa Alexander 2013
Joe Hunter 2012
Chance Alexander 2011
Maksim Korolev 2010
Jacob McKinnis 2009
Brian Kagarice 2008
Jacob Hunter 2007
Allison Poulignot 2006
Jeff Hedrick 2005
Ben Crowe 2004
Bryce Gray 2003
Kyle Moles 2002
Katie Walker 2001
Ryan Maid 2000
Jeannine Doughty 1999
Sarah Rockey 1998
Willie Pruitt 1997
Jeremy Hamilton 1996
Jamie Hawley 1995
Jeanne Cook 1994
Bridgett Gunnels 1993
Shannon Mathes 1992
Amy Legendre 1991
Christina Sternberg 1990
Chris Hoge 1989
Cliff Purcell 1988
Michael Bandre 1987
Kelly Donohoe 1986
Michael Sellberg 1985
Jeff Humbard 1984
Jerry Lampe 1983
Kay Wright 1982
Scott White 1981
Randy Welhoff 1980
Steve Catron 1979
Lloyd & Bernie Berryman Scholarship
Sara Clarke 2011
Amber Jaynes 2010
Rachel Messamaker 2009
Bobbi Collins 2008
Emma Hartzler 2007
Cassandra Murphy 2006
Kim Goss 2005
Lacey Fisher 2004
Parissa Daneshmand 2003
Allison Crowe 2002
William G. & Nettie Z. Deacon Family ScholarshipsCaitlyn Costner, Bradley Cox, MaKayla Knight,Karley Reynolds, Amy Tracy, 2020
Briseida Chavez & Kelsey Campbell, 2019
Samantha Bylina, Mara Davis, Kelsie Donovan, Jessica Karg, Nicholas Laughlin, Audrey Welhoff, 2018
Austin Campbell, Jake Holden, Micaela Roberts, Aubrey Valentich, 2017
Micaela Edwards & Lexie Schrock 2016Anna DeVenney & Jordan Ours 2015Esmeralda Chavez & Annie Mulvey 2014Kaley Harkrader & Brooke Riley 2013
Mary Baer 2012
Clint Harkrader 2011
Hillary Buffa 2010
Ashleigh Eastwood 2010
Jessie Friedrich 2009
Jesse Wheeldon 2009
Lindsey Stadler 2008
Matthew Watson 2008
Ben Warner 2008
Abey Douglas 2007
Amanda Holden 2007
Ragela Scavuzzo 2007
Tara Neal 2007
Stephanie Morriss 2006
Amanda Webster 2005
John & Wanda Foster Construction Trades ScholarshipEthan Inman 2020
Peyton Holden 2019Jack Dahn 2018
Spencer Proch 2017
Tania Chavez 2016Cole Welhoff 2015Kyle Hix 2014Matthew Baer 2013
Taylor Morse 2012
Dillon Kliewer 2011
Kenton Hawley 2010
Cole Vansell 2009Rachel Birchmeier 2008John & Wanda Foster Ag ScholarshipMeadow Vassar 2020
Ethan Kohl 2019Nick McCLeave 2018
Zach Bolinger 2017
Mikaila Livingston 2016
Bob Hodge Achievement Award
Maria Stryon 2020
Brecken Nickel 2019Nick Laughlin, 2018
Micaela Roberts, 2017
Bailey Bylina 2016
Christia Stein 2015
Brianna Kendrick 2014
Lena Quinlin 2013
Callaway Neill 2012
Mitchell Perne 2011
Steve Catron Memorial Scholarship
Logan Johnson 2019Bethany Nichols 2018
Baylee Streit 2017
Dakota Mathew 2016
John Kusmec 2015
Briana Shrock 2014
Kailey Huston 2013
Alyssa Strong 2012
Alex Bartlett 2011
Scott T. Morse Memorial Scholarship
Ethan Danner 2020
Lily Maxwell 2019Samantha Bylina 2018
Wyatt Maxwell 2017
Caitlyn Ervin 2016
Brently Probasco 2015
Kaitlyn Austin 2014
Audrey Marshall 2013
Cara Roberts Memorial Scholarship
Michael Dahn 2020
Zach Chaney 2019Samantha Bylina 2018
Justin Hurst 2017
Emily Kroesen 2016
Rylie Wells 2015
Kaitlin Fifer 2014
Austin Welhoff 2013Allison W. Smith Memorial ScholarshipArden Middaugh
Haley Holden 2019Lanie Carl 2018
Baylee Streit 2017
Kristen Koch 2016Melissa Watson 2015Samuel A. Sloan, Evelyn Sloan, and Beulah Sloan McCoy Scholarship
Keigan Rowe, Hannah Dinges 2020
Sam East 2019Nick McCleave 2018Wendell Yeager Rotary Scholarship
Evan Filer, Karley Reynolds, Maria Styron (HHS) & Ethan Danner (CCC) 2020
Briseida Chavez, Hayden Ream, Gage Weber (HHS) & Brittni Kilton (CCC) 2019