Houston senior Josh Pounds shares a hug with his father, Steve, after receiving his diploma during Saturday afternoon's graduation ceremonies. Steve Pounds is a school board member.

Houston, Mo., High School recently graduated seniors could receive approximately $1,114,000 in scholarships and other aid, school officials announced.

Many of the financial awards were disclosed during graduation exercises Saturday.

In addition to various financial programs, many seniors qualified for the A+ Program worth $7,000 a year for a two-year total of $14,000.

Receiving the College Preparatory Studies Certificate were: Sarah Barton, Brandon Belt, Caleb Clem, Sean Conway, Susan Daniels, Victoria Floyd, Corie Gustafson, Nicholette Haigler, Terri Hall, Jessica Herndon, Amber Honig, Nicole Hooper, Bethany Korte, Olivia Lake, Danielle Pounds, Hannah Pounds, Joshua Pounds and Courtney Sillyman.

Receiving the President’s Award for Educational Excellence were: Sarah Barton, Brandon Belt, Caleb Clem, Sean Conway, Susan Daniels, Nick Dunn, Victoria Floyd, Nicholette Haigler, Terri Hall, Jessica Herndon, Amber Honig, Olivia Lake, Brittany McCloud, Shelbi Moore, Danielle Pounds, Hannah Pounds, Josh Pounds, Mary Scheets and Courtney Sillyman.

Receiving the President’s Award for Educational Achievement were: Stephani Moseley, Kristi Newsome, Scarlet Richison, Brittany Stallcup and Lyndsey Tarrants.

Receiving the George Washington Carver Award were: Sarah Barton, Susan Daniels, Victoria Floyd, Terri Hall, Amber Honig, Hannah Pounds, Josh Pounds and Courtney Sillyman.

Receiving financial scholarships and awards:

Joshua Dale Creek, Raymondville Methodist Church Scholarship worth, $350; attending Rolla Technical Institute, Rolla.

Joseph A. Barbagiovanni, Citizens for Education Scholarships, $250; Helping Hands Crisis Center Scholarship, $500; attending Missouri University of Science and Technology, Rolla.

Adam R. Fleming, Houston High School A+ tuition reimbursement; American Legion Post 41, William E. “Bill” Deigel Scholarship, $500; entering advanced individual training with the United States Army Reserve Corps this summer; attending Westminster College, Fulton.

John R. Knetzer, alternate for the Norm Epperson Scholarship; American Legion Auxiliary Scholarship, $500; attending Missouri Welding Institute, Nevada.

Lacon M. Smith, William Jewell College Debate Award, $5,000 for a four-year total of $20,000; attending William Jewell College, Liberty.

Amanda Makaye Duke, Houston High School A+ tuition reimbursement; alternate for the American Legion Post 41 Auxiliary Scholarship; attending Missouri State University, West Plains.

John J. Frydrych, Houston High School A+ tuition reimbursement; entering advanced individual training with the United Army Reserve Corps this summer; attending Missouri State University-Springfield.

Kyle S. Hanson, Houston High School A+ tuition reimbursement; attending Missouri State University, West Plains.

Kyle Evan Poynter, Houston High School A+ tuition reimbursement; future plans undecided at this time

Jenna D. Pritchett, Houston High School A+ tuition reimbursement; attending Missouri State University, West Plains.

Bradley D. Pounds, Houston High School A+ tuition reimbursement; attending Missouri State University, West Plains.

Andrew D. Finn, Houston High School A+ tuition reimbursement; Community Betterment Scholarship, $200; Griffin Award, Fontbonne University, $4,000 per academic year for a four-year total of $16,000; attending Fontbonne University, St. Louis.

Kelsey A. Haney, Houston High School A+ tuition reimbursement; attending Missouri State University, West Plains.

Ridge A. Miller, Houston High School A+ tuition reimbursement; attending Missouri Welding Institute, Nevada.

Kenneth Barton, Houston High School A+ tuition reimbursement; future plans undecided at this time

Darin R. Wade, Houston High School A+ tuition reimbursement; future plans undecided at this time

Kyle R. Williams, Houston High School A+ tuition reimbursement; attending Waynesville Technical Academy, Waynesville.

Anthony W. Glor, Houston High School A+ tuition reimbursement; attending Missouri State University, West Plains.

Jake A. Scheets, Houston High School A+ tuition reimbursement; attending Missouri State University, West Plains.

Brett Reith, Houston High School A+ tuition reimbursement; attending Missouri State University, West Plains.

Sable Aylen Bell, Howard T. and Shirley W. Roberson Scholarships, $250; Houston High School A+ tuition reimbursement; attending Missouri State University, West Plains.

Bradley James Ceplina, Amanda Perkins/Sondra Sutton Band Scholarship, $500; Houston High School A+ tuition reimbursement; attending Missouri State University, West Plains.

Corie L. Gustafson, Houston High School A+ tuition reimbursement; attending Missouri State University, West Plains.

Adam Stevenson, Houston High School A+ tuition reimbursement; going active duty with the United States Marine Corps.

Payge N. Leeder, Houston High School A+ tuition reimbursement; future plans undecided at this time.

Nicole A Hooper, alternate for the Houston MFA Scholarship; alternate for the C. O. and Leona Bennett Scholarship; Howard T. and Shirley W. Roberson Scholarship, $250; Houston High School A+ tuition reimbursement; American Legion Post 41 Auxiliary Scholarship, $500; attending Missouri State University, West Plains.

Kristen A. Wetzel, alternate for the American Legion Post 41 Auxiliary Scholarship; Citizens for Education Scholarships, $250; alternate for the American Legion Post 41 Lester M. Thoroughman Scholarship; Houston High School A+ tuition reimbursement; Landmark Bank Scholarship, $750; attending Missouri State University, West Plains.

Chelsey Lynn Williams, Houston High School A+ tuition reimbursement; attending Missouri State University, West Plains.

Danielle N. Pounds, Houston High School A+ tuition reimbursement; attending Three Rivers College, Poplar Bluff.

Lyndsey S. Tarrants, Houston High School A+ tuition reimbursement; A’ndrea J. White Fine Arts Scholarship, $500; attending Evangel University, Springfield.

Brittany A. Stallcup, MFA Foundation Scholarship, $2,000 scholarship; Houston High School A+ tuition reimbursement; alternate for the Houston High School Alumni 1964 Scholarship; Texas County Cattleman’s Association Scholarship, $800; C. O. and Leona Bennett Scholarship; Norm Epperson Scholarship, $500; Freddie Hollenbeck Scholarship, $500; College of the Ozarks Scholarship Award, $16,900 and renewable for a four-year total of $67,600; attending College of the Ozarks, Point Lookout.

Brandon J. Belt, Virgil M. Hines Award; Citizens for Education Scholarships, $250; Houston High School A+ tuition reimbursement; attending Jefferson County Community College, Hillsboro.

Scarlet Elaine Richison, Houston High School A+ tuition reimbursement; attending Missouri State University, West Plains.

Stephani Marie Moseley, Houston Ministerial Alliance Scholarship, $500; Houston High School A+ tuition reimbursement; attending Missouri State University, West Plains.

Mary J. Scheets, Houston High School A+ tuition reimbursement; attending Ozarks Technical Community College, Springfield.

Shelbi L. Moore, Houston High School A+ tuition reimbursement; attending Three Rivers College, Poplar Bluff.

Nicholas Jacob Dunn, Houston High School A+ tuition reimbursement; attending Missouri State University, West Plains.

Kristi L. Newsome, Houston High School A+ tuition reimbursement; University of Central Missouri Red and Black Scholarship, $500, renewable for a four-year total of $2,000; attending University of Central Missouri, Warrensburg.

Olivia M. Lake, Houston High School A+ tuition reimbursement; Foreign Language Scholarship; Southwest Baptist University’s Board of Trustees Scholars, $7,500 per year for a four-year total of $30,000; Attending Southwest Baptist University, Bolivar.

Sean Michael Conway, Houston High School A+ tuition reimbursement; Citizens for Education Scholarships, $250; alternate for the Stacey Brown Scholarship; Houston High School Alumni Class of 1964 Scholarship, $500; awarded the following scholarships from University of Missouri-Columbia: Excellence Award Scholarship, $2,000 for a four-year total of $8,000; Ralph and Angie Stair Scholarship, $2,400; attending University of Missouri-Columbia.

Brittany N. McCloud, Foreign Language Scholarship; Houston High School A+ tuition reimbursement; attending Missouri State University, West Plains.

Bethany Ni’cole Korte, Houston High School A+ tuition reimbursement; Evangel University Softball Scholarship worth a four-year total of $45,500; attending Evangel University, Springfield.

Jessica D. Herndon, Houston High School A+ tuition reimbursement; alternate for the Houston MSTA scholarship; Landmark Bank scholarships, $750; Citizens for Education Scholarships, $250; alternate for the Houston Ministerial Alliance Scholarship; HHS Alumni Scholarship, $1,200; awarded the following scholarships from Drury University: Leadership Scholarship, $1,000 per year for a four-year total of $4,000; Dean’s Scholarship, $5,500 per year for a four-year total of $22,000; Alumni Children’s Scholarship, $500 for a four-year total of $2,000; A+ Recognition Grant, $1,000 for a four-year total of $4,000; attending Drury University, Springfield.

Nicholette R. Haigler, perfect attendance for all four years of high school; Mark Fockler Visual Arts Scholarship, $1,000; Houston High School A+ tuition reimbursement; alternate for the Citizens for Education Scholarship; A’ndrea J. White Fine Arts Scholarship, $500; attending Missouri State University, West Plains.

Caleb Nathaniel Clem, Houston High School A+ tuition reimbursement; attending University of Missouri-Columbia.

Joshua T. Pounds, Houston High School A+ tuition reimbursement; alternate for HHS Alumni Scholarship; alternate for the Citizens for Education Scholarship; recipient of the ‘Bright Flight’ Scholarship, officially known as the Higher Education Academic Scholarship, worth $2,000 per year and renewable for a four-year total of $8,000; awarded the following scholarships from Missouri University of Science and Technology: $1,000 Excellence Scholarship, renewable for a four-year total of $4,000; $1,250 Miner Alumni Scholarship, renewable for a four-year total of $6,000; $3,500 Curator Scholarship, renewable for a four-year total of $14,000; attending Missouri University of Science and Technology, Rolla.

Hannah O. Pounds, Houston High School A+ tuition reimbursement; Houston Lion’s Club Scholarship, $1,000; Margaret A. Bauer Nursing and Allied Health Professions Scholarship, $500 per academic year renewable for up to six years for a total of $3,000; Ozark Christian College Richardson Dean’s Scholarship worth $3,360 per academic year for a five-year total of $16,800; South Central Missouri Fellowship of Christian Churches Lydia’s Sisters Group Scholarship, $800 per semester as long as she is a full-time student attending Ozark Christian College; attending Ozark Christian College, Joplin.

Sarah E. Barton, Community Betterment Scholarships, $200; alternate for the Mitchell Insurance Agency Business Scholarship; Citizens for Education Scholarships, $250; Houston High School A+ tuition reimbursement; awarded the following scholarships from Southwest Baptist University: Southwest Baptist University Sibling Scholarship, $500 per year, renewable for a four-year total of $2,000; Southwest Baptist University Church Matching Scholarship, $1,000, renewable for a four-year total of $4,000; Southwest Baptist University Board of Trustees Scholarship, $7,500 per year, renewable for a four-year total of $30,000; attending Southwest Baptist University, Bolivar.

Susan Claire Daniels, Houston High School A+ tuition reimbursement; Stacey Brown Scholarship, $500; University of Missouri-Columbia Curators Scholars Award, $3,500, renewable for a four-year total of $14,000; attending University of Missouri-Columbia.

Victoria K. Floyd, Houston High School A+ tuition reimbursement; alternate for the American Legion Post 41, William E. “Bill” Deigel Scholarship; alternate for the Citizens for Education Scholarship; Houston Sorosis Club Scholarship, $1,000; HHS Alumni Collins Fund Scholarship, $1,200; attending Missouri State University, West Plains.

Amber D. Honig, Houston High School A+ tuition reimbursement; James H. Covert Award; HHS Alumni Scholarship, $1,200; Clinton J. Carr Foundation Scholarship, $1,500 a year that is renewable for a four-year total of $6,000; American Legion Post 41 Lester M. Thoroughman Scholarship, $500; Mitchell Insurance Agency Business Scholarship, $250; attending the University of Missouri-Columbia.

Terri Jean Hall, Houston High School A+ tuition reimbursement; HHS Alumni Scholarship; Houston Chapter MSTA Scholarship, $300; Coy and Edna Haggard Scholarship; Citizens for Education Scholarship, $250; College of the Ozarks Scholarship Award, worth $16,900 for a four-year total of $67,600; attending College of the Ozarks, Point Lookout.

Courtney L. Sillyman, Houston High School A+ tuition reimbursement; alternate for the HHS Alumni Collins Fund Scholarship; Citizens for Education Scholarships, $250; alternate for the Coy and Edna Haggard Scholarship; Helping Hands Crisis Center Scholarship, $500; Jefferson County Community College Board of Trustees Jefferson Scholarship that pays full tuition for 2010-2011 and is renewable for a second year with a total value of approximately $8,000; attending Jefferson County Community College, Hillsboro.

 

 

 

 

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