HHS senior Katelyn Martinez received the Gale M. Wright Memorial Scholarship on Saturday. She is pictured with Wright's sisters, Karen Shelton and Patti Roberts, right.

Houston High School recently graduated seniors who could receive $980,215 in scholarships and other aid, school officials announced. Many of the financial awards were disclosed during graduation Saturday.

Receiving the College Preparatory Studies Certificate were: Camryn Scheets, Shelby Cremer, Sarah Kelley, Chandra Hubbs, Stormy Ford, Caleb Adkison, Elexis Calhoun, Jefferson Thomas, Monica Hunter, Kyle Wilson, Samantha Garrett and Caitlyn Bieller.

Receiving the President’s Award for Educational Excellence were: Makayla Bathon, Elexis Calhoun, Tanner Carter, Shelby Cremer, Alyssa Elliott, Vanessa Flores, Samantha Garrett, Chandra Hubbs, Monica Hunter, Erica Johnson, Sierra Keller, Sarah Kelley, Makayla Koch, Katelyn Martinez, Aryanna Morgan, Camryn Scheets, Melody Tate, Jefferson Thomas and Ross Wells.

Receiving the President’s Award for Educational Achievement were: Dylan Coulter, Hunter Cain, Bradley Wallace, Autumn Walker, Matthew Knarr, Camber Shelton, Caitlyn Bieller, Justice Wraught, Dakota Turner, Nathan Poynter, Zach Gregory, Mindy Goins, Miranda Smith, Angela Trent, Megan McGowen, Laken Neal, Skylur Malam, Timothy Schmutzler, Trudee Ellsworth, Trevor Mitchell, Sabrina Barton, Angeleena Longwell, Jonas Rowland, Azurede Hayes, Whitley Welch, Stetson Welch, Weston Phipps, Kyle Wilson and Caleb Adkison.

Receiving the George Washington Carver Award were: Samantha Garrett, Monica Hunter, Chandra Hubbs, Jefferson Thomas, Elexis Calhoun, Sarah Kelley, Vanessa Flores, Camryn Scheets and Alyssa Elliott.

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. They are: Zachary Adey, Caleb Adkison, Sabrina Barton, Griffin Bathon, Mikayla Bathon, Caitlyn Bieller, Elizabeth Cabezas, Hunter Cain, Elexis Calhoun, Tanner Carter, Dylan Coulter, Shelby Cremer, Alyssa Elliott, Vanessa Flores, Samantha Garrett, Zachary Gregory, Chandra Hubbs, Monica Hunter, Sierra Keller, Sarah Kelley, Makayla Koch, Skylur Malam, Katelyn Martinez, Megan McGowen, Logan Michael, Laken Neal, Weston Phipps, Nathaniel Poynter, Camryn Scheets, Timothy Schmutzler, Austin Schock, Krista Scott, Kobe Sutton, Jefferson Thomas, Angela Trent, Autumn Walker, Stetson Welch, Whitley Welch and Kyle Wilson.

Receiving awards presented by the Gale M. Wright family were: Group #1, receiving an Amazon Kindle: Hunter Cain, Chandra Hubbs, Monica Hunter, Sierra Keller, Sarah Kelley, Makayla Koch, LeighAnn McGaughey, Laken Neal, Camryn Scheets, Krista Scott, Ross Wells and Kyle Wilson. Group #2, receiving $500 scholarship and an Amazon Kindle, Elexis Calhoun, Shelby Cremer and Samantha Garrett. Group #3, receiving $1,000 scholarship and an Amazon Kindle, Katelyn Martinez.

Receiving scholarships and awards:

•Caleb Adkison, Texas County Singers Vocal Scholarship, $300; Citizens for Education Scholarship, sponsored by The Bank of Houston, $250; attending Missouri State University, Springfield.

•Sabrina Barton, Challege Grant from Westminster College, $7,500; Priority Scholarship, Westminster College, $1,000; attending Westminster College, Fulton.

•Hunter Cain, alternate to the Helping Hands Crisis Center; Citizens for Education Scholarship, sponsored by The Bank of Houston, $250; attending Ozark Technical College, Springfield.

•Elexis Calhoun, Houston High School Alumni Scholarship, $1,000; Amanda Perkins/Sondra Sutton Memorial Band Scholarship, $500; Houston Ministerial Alliance Scholarship, $500; Landmark Bank Scholarship, $500; Citizens for Education Scholarship, sponsored by The Bank of Houston, $250; Provost Scholarship, Missouri State University, $2,500, renewable; Hagan Scholarship, Hagan Scholarship Foundation, $5,000, renewable; Multicultural Leadership and Recognition Scholarship, $1,000, renewable; attending Missouri State University, Springfield.

•Shelby Cremer, Landmark Bank Scholarship, $500; Booster Club Scholarship, $250; alternate to the Mitchell Insurance Agency Business Scholarship; Clinton J. Carr Foundation Scholarships, $2,000 for four years; Athlete Scholarship, State Fair Community College covering full tuition beyond A+; attending State Fair Community College, Sedalia.

•Emily Davidson, FAFSA Priority Award, Westminster College, $1,000, renewable; Presidential Scholarship, Westminster College worth $15,500, renewable; Scholarship/Leadership Day Award, Westminster College, $3,000, renewable; Fed Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loan, Westminster College, $5,500, renewable; attending Westminster College, Fulton.

•Alyssa Elliott, Citizens for Education Scholarships, sponsored by The Bank of Houston, $250; A+ Leadership Scholarship, Missouri Southern State, $1,000, renewable; Presidential Scholarship, Missouri Southern State University, $1,750, renewable; attending Missouri Southern State University, Joplin.

•Stormy Ford, Entrance Scholarship, Iowa Wesleyan University, $14,000, renewable; attending Iowa Wesleyan University, Mount Pleasant, Iowa.

•Samantha Garrett, alternate to the Houston High School Alumni Scholarship; Constitution Project Scholarships, The First Amendment Scholarship, $500; A+ Recognition Scholarship, Truman University, $3,000, renewable; TruMerit Scholarship, $3,000, renewable; Access Missouri Grant, Truman University, $750, renewable; Hagan Scholarship, Hagan Scholarship Foundation, $5,000, renewable; attending Truman University, Kirksville.

•Zachary Gregory, Bobby Hayes Scholarship, $500; FCS Financial Scholarship, $1,500; Jasper Engines Scholarship, $750; attending College of the Ozarks, Point Lookout.

•Chandra Hubbs, Norm Epperson Scholarship, $500; Citizens for Education Scholarship, sponsored by The Bank of Houston, $250; Trustee Scholarship, Missouri S&T, $3,500, renewable; University Scholarship, Missouri S&T, $2,000, renewable; Access of Missouri Scholarship, $1,500; Women in Engineering Scholarship, Missouri S&T, $500; attending Missouri Science & Technology, Rolla.

•Monica Hunter, Helping Hands Crisis Center Scholarship, $500; Houston High School Alumni Scholarship, $1,000; Mitchell Insurance Agency Business Scholarship, $250; Community Blood Center of the Ozarks Blood Drive Scholarship, $250, sponsored by Future Business Leaders of America; James H. Covert Honor Award; A+ Recognition Scholarship, Truman State University, $500, renewable; President’s Leadership Scholarship, Truman State University, $2,000, renewable; TruMerit Scholarship, Truman State University, $3,000, renewable; attending Truman State University, Kirksville.

•Sierra Keller, Texas County Farm Bureau Scholarship, $500; Citizens for Education Scholarship, sponsored by The Bank of Houston, $250; attending Three Rivers Community College, Willow Springs.

•Sarah Kelley, Booster Club Scholarship, $250; Houston High School Collins Scholarship, $1,000; Delta Kappa Gamma Scholarship, $500; Citizens for Education Scholarship, sponsored by The Bank of Houston, $250; attending Fort Scott Community College, Fort Scott, Kan.

•Rae Kirkwood, alternate to the Norm Epperson Scholarship; attending Missouri State University, West Plains.

•Makayla Koch, Houston High School Class of 1964 Scholarship, $1,000; Booster Club Scholarship, $250; Texas County Farm Bureau Scholarship, $100; Community Betterment and Arts Council of Houston Scholarship, $500; MFA Foundation Scholarship, $2,000; Missouri State Teachers Association Scholarship, $300; Citizens for Education Scholarship, sponsored by The Bank of Houston, $250; attending Missouri State University, West Plains.

•Angeleena Longwell, Red and Black Scholarship, University of Central Missouri, $500, renewable; attending University of Central Missouri, Warrensburg.

•Skylur Malam, Houston Booster Club Scholarship, $250; Citizens of Education Scholarship, sponsored by The Bank of Houston, $250; College of the Ozarks, Point Lookout.

•Katelyn Martinez, Houston Booster Club Scholarship, $250; Presidential A+ Athletic Scholarship, Crowley’s Ridge College, $10,500, renewable; attending Crowley’s Ridge College, Paragould, Ark.

•Laken Neal, LEAD Scholarship, William Woods University, $5,000, renewable; Academic Excellence Scholarship, William Woods University, $4,000; A+ Scholarship, William Woods University, $1,000; Pell Grant, $965; attending William Woods University, Fulton.

•Weston Phipps, MSU Leadership Scholarship, Missouri State University, $1,000, renewable; attending Missouri State University, West Plains.

•Nathan Poynter, Constitution Project Scholarships, The Fifth Amendment Scholarship, $500; Bill of Rights Scholarship, Constitution Academy, $2,000; Missouri Association of State Trooper Emergency Relief Society, $3,000, renewable; post-graduation plans are undecided.

•Camryn Scheets, Houston High School Collins Scholarship, alternate; Citizens for Education Scholarship, sponsored by The Bank of Houston, alternate; President’s Gold Scholarship, Baylor University, $16,000, renewable; Baptist Heritage Scholarship, Baylor University, $3,000, renewable; attending Baylor University, Waco, Texas.

•Krista Scott, alternate to the Texas County Singers Vocal Scholarship; alternate to the Houston High School Alumni Association Scholarship; Community Blood Center of the Ozarks Blood Drive Scholarship, sponsored by Future Business Leaders of America, $250; Community Betterment and Arts Council of Houston Scholarship, $500; Presidential A+ and Athlete Scholarship, Crowley’s Ridge College, $10,500, renewable; attending Crowley’s Ridge College, Paragould, Ark.

•Keegan Spurlin, Virgil M. Hines Award; attending Marine Corps.

•Kobe Sutton, Academy of Hair Design Scholarship, $2,500; attending Academy of Hair Design, Springfield.

•Brad Wallace, Missouri Welding Institute Scholarship, $1,000; attending Missouri Welding Institute, Nevada.

•Ross Wells, Missouri State Teachers Association Scholarship, $300; Constitution Project Scholarships, The Sixth Amendment Scholarship, $500; attending College of the Ozarks, Point Lookout.

•Kyle Wilson, alternate of the Houston High School Class of 1964 Scholarship; attending Missouri State University, West Plains.

•Justice Wraught, Missouri Welding Institute Scholarship, $1,000; attending Missouri Welding Institute, Nevada.

HHS graduation

Recipients of the Constitution Project scholarships, as announced by Judge Doug Gaston, were, from left: Nathan Poynter (law enforcement), Ross Wells (attorney) and Sammy Garrett (journalism). 

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