2020 Recipient Bios

  • Virginia and Stephen Childress Athletic Scholarship
    Carson Crowley
    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 Scholarship
    Ethan 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
    Meadow Vassar
    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
    Maria Stryon
    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
    Michaell Dahn
    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
    Ethan Danner
    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
    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
    Jayden Osborn
    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
    Maria Styron
    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 2016

    Melissa Watson  2015
    Matthew Prindle 2014
    Anisa 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 Scholarships
    Caitlyn 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 2016
    Anna DeVenney & Jordan Ours  2015
    Esmeralda Chavez & Annie Mulvey 2014
    Kaley 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 Scholarship
    Ethan Inman 2020
    Peyton Holden 2019
    Jack Dahn 2018
    Spencer Proch 2017
    Tania Chavez 2016
    Cole Welhoff  2015
    Kyle Hix 2014
    Matthew Baer 2013
    Taylor Morse 2012
    Dillon Kliewer 2011
    Kenton Hawley 2010
    Cole Vansell 2009
    Rachel Birchmeier 2008
     
    John & Wanda Foster Ag Scholarship
    Meadow Vassar 2020
    Ethan Kohl 2019
    Nick McCLeave 2018
    Zach Bolinger 2017
    Mikaila Livingston 2016 

    Bob Hodge Achievement Award
    Maria Stryon 2020
    Brecken Nickel 2019
    Nick 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 2019
    Bethany 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 2019
    Samantha 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 2019
    Samantha Bylina 2018
    Justin Hurst 2017
    Emily Kroesen 2016
    Rylie Wells  2015
    Kaitlin Fifer 2014
    Austin Welhoff 2013

    Allison W. Smith Memorial Scholarship
    Arden Middaugh
    Haley Holden 2019
    Lanie Carl 2018
    Baylee Streit 2017
    Kristen Koch 2016
    Melissa Watson 2015 
     
    Samuel A. Sloan, Evelyn Sloan, and Beulah Sloan McCoy Scholarship
    Keigan Rowe, Hannah Dinges 2020
    Sam East 2019
    Nick McCleave 2018
     
    Wendell 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