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Students of the Month

May

Harrisonville High School has recently announced the Students of the Month for May  Seniors Emily Garrido-Calva and Hunter Baker were selected by the faculty to receive this honor.  

Emily Garrido-Calva is the daughter of Ariadna Calva and Jose Garrido.

Her school activities include soccer and wrestling.

Outside of school she works at her family’s restaurant and her interests include art and sports.

Her future plans are to become an art teacher. She is attending Avila University and has signed a letter of intent to wrestle.

Hunter Baker is the son of Dwan Baker.

His school activities include National Honor Society, DECA, and soccer.

His awards and honors include earning an academic letter all four years and a soccer varsity letter and being inducted into the ACT Hall of Fame.

Outside of school he works at Pizza Hut and his interests include “all things sports related and learning all kinds of fun facts.”

After graduation, Baker plans to pursue a bachelor’s degree in marketing from Wichita State University. With that degree, he wants to then have a career in the sports field, whether it be with a sports team or a sports brand.

The HHS Students of the Month are selected on the basis of good citizenship, leadership, scholarship, and sportsmanship.

April

Harrisonville High School has recently announced the students of the month for April.  Seniors Breezy Semler and Walker Holden were selected by the faculty to receive this honor.  

Semler is the daughter of Amy and Brian Semler.

Her school activities include drama club, winter guard, and marching band.

Her leadership positions include being drama club president.

Her awards and honors include best stage manager, best director, best lead actress, best cameo actress, art in the community, and letters in drama, academics, speech and debate, marching band, and winter guard.

Her hobbies and interests include theatre, writing, art, roller skating, and longboarding.

Outside of school, she is involved in Limelight Community Theater.

After graduation, Semler plans to study at Missouri State University to receive a four-year degree in acting.

Holden is the son of Shaun and Susan Holden.

His school activities include band, golf, jazz band, and show choir band.

His leadership positions include being section leader, percussion captain, varsity golfer, and show choir band captain.

His awards and honors include State Honorable Mention, All-Conference Band, varsity golf, and best band.

His hobbies and interests include being in a couple bands, playing piano, drums, and bass, supporting local bands, golfing, mowing, playing frisbee and tennis, and helping out at his church.

Outside of school he is involved in Antioch Youth, ASBC Worship team and his band, Year of Silence, and Coffee.

After graduation Holden plans to work in the fall while he takes a Theology course with Reformation Bible College. Then he will go to the University of Central Missouri to major in Music Tech/Ed or Advertising.

The HHS Students of the Month are selected on the basis of good citizenship, leadership, scholarship, and sportsmanship.

March

Harrisonville High School has recently announced the students of the month for March.  Seniors Julea Abernathy and Colin Caruthers were selected by the faculty to receive this honor. 

Julea Abernathy is the daughter of Hollie Abernathy.

Her school activities include playing softball.

Her awards and honors include maintaining a 3.0 GPA all of high school and being on principal’s honor roll freshman and sophomore year.  She has earned several honors in softball including lettering for three years, All-Conference Honorable Mention 2018-2019, All-District Second team 2019, Honorable Mention 2020, and the True Blue Award.

Her hobbies and interests include listening to music, painting, watching and playing sports, and playing her guitar.

Outside of school she works at the Harrisonville Walmart as a stocker.

After graduation Abernathy plans to attend Penn Valley Community College for two years to become a Paralegal.

Colin Caruthers is the son of Brent and Carrie Caruthers.

His school activities include football, Music Makers, and Fellowship of Christian Athletes.

His leadership positions include being a football captain, Music Makers dance captain, and FCA student leader.

His awards and honors include lettering in football for three years, lettering in basketball for one year, lettering in show choir for three years, Academic All-Conference football for three years, principal’s honor roll, and “Show-Me” Defensive player of the year (10th).

His hobbies and interests include playing pick-up basketball at the community center, working out, going to church with friends, and going to his grandparents house to talk.

Outside of school he attends 816 youth group and is a lifeguard at the community center and pool.

After graduation Caruthers plans on continuing to build his relationship with Christ, and attend the University of Central Missouri to study construction management 

The HHS Students of the Month are selected on the basis of good citizenship, leadership, scholarship, and sportsmanship.

 

February

Harrisonville High School has recently announced the Students of the Month for February.  Seniors Emily Gray and Kennedy Atkinson were selected by the faculty to receive this honor.  

Emily Gray is the daughter of Jim and Sandy Gray.

Her school activities include DECA, National Honor Society, National Technical Honors Society, dance team, and Music Makers.

Her leadership positions include being the Music Makers President.

Her awards and honors include Academic Excellence, academic letter, and the Heart of Gold award.

Her hobbies and interests include going to the lake and driving around late at night with her best friends.

Outside of school, she works at the Harrisonville Community Center.

After graduation. Gray plans to major in film communications at an undecided college.

Kennedy Atkinson is the son of David and Virginia Atkinson.

His school activities include football, basketball, and Mercenaries, the student fan group. 

His leadership positions include being a football team captain, and a leader for Mercenaries.

His awards and honors include 2019 Academic All-Conference basketball, 2020 Academic All-Conference football, 2020 first team All-Conference Defensive Back, 2020 second team All-Conference Wide Receiver, and 2020 First team All-District Defensive Back. 

His hobbies and interests include fantasy football and hanging with the boys.

Outside of schools he works as a cook at Sonic.

After graduation Atkinson plans to attend the University of Missouri.

The HHS Students of the Month are selected on the basis of character, citizenship, and academics.

 

January 

Harrisonville High School has recently announced the Students of the Month for January.  Seniors Kaelin Holden and Nathaniel DeVenney were selected by the faculty to receive this honor.  

Kaelin Holden  is the daughter of Lon and Ginger Holden. 

Her school activities include National Honor Society (NHS), Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA), Music Makers, soccer, and tennis.

Her leadership positions include treasurer of NHS, leadership team of FCA, and section leader in Music makers.

Her awards and honors include Principal’s Honor Roll, ACT Hall of Fame, varsity letter in soccer, tennis, and swimming, All-Conference Academic letter in all sports, and an academic letter.

Her hobbies and interests include penny boarding, biking, going to the turf to play soccer, and card games with her family.

Outside of school she is a lifeguard during the summer and works at Sonic.

After graduation, Holden plans to attend Missouri State University to major in nursing.

Nathaniel DeVenney is the son of Eric and Virginia DeVenney.

His school activities include tennis, wrestling manager, FFA, National Honor Society, and National Technical Honor Society.

His leadership positions include being secretary of FFA, previously being president of his 4-H group, and tutoring and mentoring other students.

His awards and honors include being in the top 15% of his class, earning three academic letters, maintaining a 4.0 GPA throughout high school, and receiving 3’s on both his AP Language and AP Government tests.

His hobbies and interests include playing the piano, playing tennis, going shopping, and getting bubble tea with his friends.

Outside of school he is involved in 4-H and Sons of the American Revolution, and he works at Shivers Ice House.

After graduation, DeVenney plans to attend the University of Missouri to study to become a dermatologist. 

The HHS Students of the Month are selected on the basis of good citizenship, leadership, scholarship, and sportsmanship.

 

December

Harrisonville High School has recently announced the Students of the Month for December.  Seniors Mary O’Reilly and James Tieman were selected by the faculty to receive this honor.  

O’Reilly is the daughter of Mike and Laurie O’Reilly.

Her school activities include band, jazz band, Music Makers band, National Honor Society (NHS), Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD), Key Club, Science Club, Student Council, College Ambassadors, Peer Helpers, and volleyball for two years.

Her leadership positions include band president, Royal Regiment drum major, NHS vice president, SADD president, Key Club secretary, class president, chair of both homecoming and courtwarming t-shirt committees, and chair of the teacher appreciation week committee. 

Her awards and honors include 2019 All-District Jazz Band, three-year jazz band letter, three-year band letter, three-year Excellence in Academics, Lamp of learning, three-year academic letter, 2019 District piano solo “Exemplary” rating, 2019 State piano solar “Outstanding” rating, ACT Hall of Fame, franciscan LEAD alumnus, and US Representative Vicky Hartzler’s youth leadership summit alumnus. 

Her hobbies and interests include playing piano, reading, playing with her dogs, and hanging out with family and friends. 

Outside of school she is involved in Our Lady of Lourdes youth group and works at Walgreens.

After graduation, O’Reilly plans to pursue a pharmaceutical or chemistry-based degree at an undecided school, study abroad, and later work in the pharmaceutical industry conducting research.

 

Tieman is the son of Kevin and Robin Tieman.

His school activities include National Honor Society (NHS), Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD), football, basketball, and baseball.

His awards and honors include Academic All-Conference for football, basketball, and baseball, Academic All-State for baseball and football, Special Teams Player of the Year for football, and top 15% of his class for the past three years.

His hobbies and interests include fishing, hunting, and working on his truck.

Outside of school he is a DARE camp role model and works as an umpire.

After graduation Tieman plans to attend Longview using A+ to major in computers. He then plans on taking over his grandpa's computer programming business.

The HHS Students of the Month are selected on the basis of character, citizenship, and academics.

November

Harrisonville High School has recently announced the Students of the Month for November.  Seniors Erison Maxwell and Kyle Mensching were selected by the faculty to receive this honor.  

Maxwell is the daughter of Brent Maxwell and Jamie Campbell.

Her school activities include Volleyball and Mercenaries, the student fan group.

Her leadership positions include helping lead the volleyball team as a senior and helping lead Mercenaries.

Her awards and honors include Academic All-Conference and Academic All-State in volleyball, Principal's Honor Roll, All-Conference volleyball and All-District volleyball.

Her hobbies and interests include spending time with family and friends, working out, and shopping.

Outside of school she has worked at Dunkin’ Donuts, The Ville Nutrition, and has been involved in a few youth groups.

After graduation, Maxwell plans to attend an unknown college to study sports psychology and eventually become a sports psychology consultant to work with college or high school athletes.

 

Kyle Mensching is the son of Paul and Rachel Mensching.

His school activities include National Honor Society, Key Club, Science Club, show choir, HOSA (Health Occupations Students of America), football, and basketball.

His leadership positions include being president of National Honor Society, a section leader for the basses in show choir, and being a former secretary of Science Club.

His hobbies and interests include playing and watching football and basketball, camping, fishing, going to church, science, and serving his community.

Outside of school he has worked as a fry cook at McDonald’s and a checker at Price Chopper.

After graduation, Mensching plans to go on a two year mission trip for his church, and later attend an undecided college to pursue a degree in biomedical sciences.

The HHS Students of the Month are selected on the basis of good citizenship, leadership, scholarship, and sportsmanship.

 

October
Harrisonville High School has recently announced the Students of the Month for October.  Seniors Selah Norman and Trevor Campbell were selected by the faculty to receive this honor.  

Selah Norman is the daughter of Michael and Amanda Norman.

Her school activities include National Honor Society, jazz band, band, and AV team.

Her leadership positions include being the secretary of NHS and being band captain.

Her awards and honors include the ACT Hall of Fame, top 15% of her class for three years, Student of the Month, All-State band, and All-District band for three years.

Her hobbies and interests include playing the flute, hanging out with friends, playing soccer, camping, reading, and playing the bass guitar.

Outside of school she is involved in Antioch Pulse Youth Group, the Year of Silence (on Spotify), teaching flute lessons, and youth praise team.

After graduation, Norman plans to attend Southwest Baptist University to major in nursing, continue giving flute lessons, have kids, and adopt a dog or two or five.

Trevor Campbell is the son of Jim and Becky Campbell.

His school activities include FFA, football, wrestling, NHS, and National Technical Honor Society.

His leadership positions include being the FFA chapter president and area parliamentarian, and being football and wrestling team captain sophomore and junior years.

His awards and honors include being in the top 15% of his class for three years, Academic All-State sophomore and junior year, Academic All-State for football the last three years, and Professional of the Month at the Cass Career Center  for September.

His hobbies and interests include fishing and hunting.

Outside of school he mows lawns and fixes small engines.

After graduation, Campbell plans to further his education at Mizzou in an agricultural field next fall.

The HHS Students of the Month are selected on the basis of good citizenship, leadership, scholarship, and sportsmanship.

 

September
Harrisonville High School has recently announced the Students of the Month for September.  Seniors Colleen O’Reilly and George Frees were selected by the faculty to receive this honor.  

O’Reilly  is the daughter of Michael and Laurie O'Reilly.

Her school activities include Student Council, National Honor Society, Key Club, Students Against Destructive Decisions, College Ambassadors, Science Club, Missouri YMCA Youth and Government, volleyball (two years).

Her leadership positions include Student Body President, Key Club Vice President, SADD Secretary, former Class President for two years, former Student Council Secretary and interim Vice President, Chair of Senior Citizens Banquet for two years.

Her awards and honors include Excellence in Academics for three years, Lamp of Learning, Academic Letter, Student Scholar, Hugh O'Brian Youth Leadership alumnus, Girls State representative, ACT Hall of Fame, Top AP test score, and Franciscan LEAD alumnus.

Her hobbies and interests include crocheting, reading, playing with my dogs, following politics, sustainability, and preserving/protecting nature.

Outside of school she is involved in Our Lady of Lourdes youth group and works at Daddy Oh’s Diner and the Harrisonville Community Center.

After graduation, O’Reilly plans to pursue a degree in political science at an undecided school and work in public policy.

George Frees is the son of Karl and Laura Frees.

His school activities include Academic club, cross country, National Honor Society, National Technical Honor Society, Band, FFA, science club, TRACTION, and CAPPIES.

His leadership positions include Academic Club Captain, trumpet section leader in band, Chapter Vice President in FFA, Science Club President, TRACTION Club Vice President.

His awards and honors include Academic All-Conference in cross country, All-Conference scholar bowl, lettered for three years in band, lettered in cross country for three years, chapter scholarship in FFA, diversified horticulture pin in FFA, Michael Behan service above self award, Boys State representative, Hugh O'Brien Youth Leadership alumnus, Washington Leadership Conference attendee, Rotary Youth Leadership Awards alumnus, Excellence in Academics, article published in the International Association of Chiefs of Police magazine

His hobbies and interests include botany, genetics, blacksmithing and metallurgy, scientific experimentation, entomology, beekeeping, pharmacology, traffic safety, chemistry, travel, running, agriculture, wildlife care and rehabilitation.

Outside of school he is involved in Youth Symphony of Kansas City, and surgery assistance at Wilhite and Frees Equine Hospital.

After graduation, Frees plans to attend college and study to be a genetic engineer in botany and microbiology.

The HHS Students of the Month are selected on the basis of character, citizenship, and academics.