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Hall High School holds convocation banquet

Published: Monday, May 19, 2014 3:14 p.m. CST • Updated: Monday, May 19, 2014 3:25 p.m. CST
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Hall High School students Rachel Bezely (front row, from left), Jenna Edington, Brenna Faletti, Clarissa Gerrard, Kaylee Golden, Ashley Keegan, Taggart Venegas (back row), Brent Neahring, Nicholas Scheri, Trevor Urbanski, Zachary Urbanski and Miguel Villarreal have received the Trovillo Memorial Scholarship. Eligibility requirements for this scholarship are based on financial need, academic records, test scores, and activities. Students eligible must be Hall graduates who wish to continue their education at the collegiate level in a two- or four-year college, and they must verify acceptance to a college of their choice no later than June 1.
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The 2014 Hall High School stole recipients are Ashley Keegan (front row, from left), Clarissa Gerrard, Kaylee Golden, Kaitlyn Padgett, Rachel Bezely, Lucas Noll, Colten Zibert and Maria Villalobos Vargas.
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Taggart Venegas (left) was awarded the Gary Vicini Football Scholarship by Gary Vicini. This $500 scholarship goes to a senior football players who participated for four years, maintained a 4.0 grade point average or better his senior year, has community service or involvement, demonstrated leadership and/or exemplary performance in both football and the classroom and had no suspensions from athletics.
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Ashley Keegan (left) and Zachary Urbanski (right) are the North Central Bank Community Bank Essay Scholarship winners. They had to write an essay on how a community bank can help in a down economy. Essays were judged by a qualified panel. They will be entered into the state contest. They are pictured with superintendent Mike Struna.
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Trevor (left) and Zachary (right) Urbanski were awarded the Daniel Lule Football Scholarship Award by Mike Grivetti. This scholarship is awarded to a senior football player who participated for four years, maintained a 3.8 grade point average or better his senior year, demonstrated leadership and/or exemplary performance in both football and in the classroom and completed in essay on “What Community Means to Me.”
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Rachel Bezely (left) and Kaylee Golden (right) are the winners of the LeRoy Bertrand Scholarship. Bezely and Golden were selected from a poll of students who filled out applications, obtained letters of recommendation and wrote letters on why they feel they deserve this scholarship. This award is given in honor of LeRoy Bertrand, who passed away in September of 2005. The scholarship was created to honor him and to carry on his legacy and commitment to our community and to help students continue their dreams. They are pictured with Bertrand's sister Brandy Tomsha (center, left) and son Brendan Bertrand.
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Rachel Bezely (right) is the winner of the Helen Koch Volunteer Award and Scholarship. Scholarship selection criteria are based on merit with an emphasis on volunteerism. Applicants must complete an application, giving information on financial need, school activities, community involvement, work experience and volunteerism. Selection of this award is made by a scholarship committee comprised of Hall Booster Organization members. The award is named after Helen Koch, who was a longtime volunteer for the Hall Booster Organization. Pictured with Bezely is Hildi Grivetti from the Hall Booster Organization.
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The Hall Booster Organization has awarded two, $500 scholarships to Zachary Urbanski (left) and Clarissa Gerrard (right). They are pictured with HBO member Julie Eilers. Students are required to write an essay on how this award will help them with future plans. Essays are sent to a panel of judges who do not reside in this district and are qualified to score essays. Winning essays determine scholarship recipients.
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The Educators of Beauty awarded two scholarships to Hall High School graduating students who plan to pursue a career in cosmetology. Students write an essay on why a career in cosmetology would be rewarding to them. Winners are selected based on their knowledge, potential and aptitude of career goals. This year’s winners are Nicole Whitten (right), $1000 and Brittany Gonzalez, $500.
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Doug Colmone (center) awarded the Greg Colmone Scholarship to Hall seniors Rachel Bezely (left) and Jenna Edington. Qualified students submitted a letter from a teacher expressing the student’s passion for Hall High School, from a community member expressing the student’s community spirit and from a Hall student expressing who this student impacted his/her experience at Hall. A panel of judges not associated with Hall selected their top three candidates and the two highest vote getters are the winners.
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Zachary Urbanski (left) and Taggart Venegas are the recipients for the Robert Kleinfall Scholarship. Each will receive a $1,000 scholarship.

SPRING VALLEY — Hall High School held its annual convocation and awards program on April 29 at Celebrations. Faculty members, administrators, board members, sponsors, students and students’ families were in attendance.

Trovillo Scholarship — Rachel Bezely, Jenna Edington, Brenna Faletti, Clarissa Gerrard, Kaylee Golden, Ashley Keegan, Brent Neahring, Nicholas Scheri, Trevor Urbanski, Zachary Urbanski, Taggart Venegas and Miguel Villarreal.

Kleinfall Scholarship — Zachary Urbanski and Taggart Venegas.

Hall Booster Organization scholarships — Clarissa Gerrard and Zachary Urbanski.

Helen Koch Volunteer Award/Scholarship — Rachel Bezely.

Gary Vicini Scholarship — Taggart Venegas.

Daniel Lule Scholarship — Trevor Urbanski and Zachary Urbanski.

American Red Cross Scholarship — Jenna Edington.

Greg Colmone Scholarship — Rachel Bezely and Jenna Edington.

North Central Bank Community Bank Essay Scholarship — Ashley Keegan and Zachary Urbanski.

The LeRoy Bertrand Scholarship — Rachel Bezely and Kaylee Golden.

Educators of Beauty Cosmetology Scholarships — Nicole Whitten and Brittany Gonzalez.

Bureau County Democratic Scholarship — Brenna Faletti and Rebecca Herrmann.

Moose International R. Robert Dale Scholarship — Kaylee Golden.

The American Legion, Dominic Oberto, Post No. 182 Scholarship Award — Rebecca Herrmann and Rachel Bezely.

IHSA All-State Academic Team nominees — Jacob Merkel.

News Tribune All-Academic Team Honorable Mention — Rachel Bezely, Kaylee Golden and Rebecca Herrmann.

Top Underclassmen Freshmen — Ashley Choate, Christopher Enriquez, Linnea Lee Brown, Jenna Lusietto, Hayden Nielsen and Connor Whitten; Sophomores — Marco Uribe, Andrew Pullam, Evan Kiphart, Tanja Acamovic and Brooke Keegan; and Juniors — Alberto Baldonado, Luke Lee Brown, Josephine Wales, Tyler Pullam and Hayley Cessna.

Valedictorian — Rachel Bezely.

Salutatorian — Rebecca Herrmann.

Top ten —Rachel Bezely, Rebecca Herrmann, Brenna Faletti, Kaylee Golden, Nicholas Scheri, Ashley Keegan, Brent Neahring, Jenna Edington, Taggart Venegas, Clarissa Gerrard and Trevor Urbanski.

Gold Tassels — Rachel Bezely, Rebecca Herrmann, Brenna Faletti, Kaylee Golden, Nicholas Scheri, Ashley Keegan, Brent Neahring, Jenna Edington, Taggart Venegas, Clarissa Gerrard, Trevor Urbanski, Sandro Aldana Garcia, Michelle Anderson, Elizabeth Baer, Olivia Bergagna, Danielle Edwards, Taylor Galassi, Deyanere Landeros, Torri Leek, Ranay Loehr, Kayla Musgrave, Vanessa Olivares, Kaitlyn Padgett, Rebecca Schmidt, Danielle Seibert, Nathan Tonozzi, Ian Trevier, Maria Villalobos Vargas, Miguel Villarreal, and Colten Zibert.

Illinois State Scholars — Rachel Bezely, Brenna Faletti, Kaylee Golden, Rebecca Herrmann, Ranay Loehr, Nicholas Scheri and Nathan Tonozzi.

DAR award winner — Nathan Tonozzi.

SAR award winner — Rachel Bezely.

Hugh O‘Brien Youth Leadership Award — Jake Merkel.

Honors Activities Club Senior of the Year — Maria Villalobos.

Community Service Award — Rachel Bezely, Jenna Edington, Roosvelt Fuentes, Clarissa Gerrard, Kaylee Golden, Kaitlyn Padgett, Trevor Urbanski, Zachary Urbanski, Nicole Whitten and Deidra Whightsil.

James Francisco 150% Award — Aaron Kerr.

Power Mechanics Club Award — Nate Burkman.

Richard Fling Memorial Award — Isaac Marquez.

Snoopy Award — Ashley Keegan and Clarissa Gerrard.

Father Garrahan Award — Trevor Urbanski.

Richard Nesti Award — Trevor Urbanski.

Alice J. Schibrowski Award — Rebecca Herrmann.

Richard Nesti Athlete of the Year Award — Taggart Venegas.

Peg Cassiday Memorial Citizenship Award — Rachel Bezely, Ashley Keegan, Roosvelt Fuentes and Taggart Venegas.

Francee Wolf Memorial Heart and Soul Award — Roosvelt Fuentes, Rebecca Herrmann, Ashely Keegan and Taggart Venegas.

Elks Club Teens of the Month — Rachel Bezely, Roosvelt Fuentes, Clarissa Gerrard, Kaylee Golden, Rebecca Herrmann, Ashley Keegan, Nicholas Scheri, Nathan Tonozzi, Trevor Urbanski and Taggart Venegas.

Bureau County Teens of the Month — Ashley Keegan and Rachel Bezely.

Student Council Officers — Kaylee Golden, president; Jenna Edington, vice president; and Hayley Cessna, secretary.

Student Council Members Freshman Class — Gage Ripka, president; Josh Ruda, vice president; Ashley Choate, secretary; and Alyse Ruda, representative. Sophomore Class — Jacob Wertz, president; Nick Stoner, vice president; Marcquis Briddick, treasurer; and Noah Gingrich, Lindsey Conrad, Cassandra Shuper and Amanda Scheri all representatives. Junior Class — Lexi Piccatto, president; Hannah Barnes, vice president; Abygail Azarskis, secretary; Samantha Osborn, treasurer; and Carlee Yuvan, Sarah Tipton, Al Baldonado and Morgan Soldati all representatives. Senior Class — Rachel Bezely, president; Rebecca Herrmann, treasurer; and Brenna Faletti, Kathryn Destri and Kayla Musgrave all representatives.

French Scholastic Award — Rachel Bezely, Rebecca Herrmann, Brenna Faletti and Ashley Keegan.

Stole Winners — Rachel Bezely, English, French, math and science; Maria Villalobos Vargas, Spanish; Kaylee Golden, social studies; Kaitlyn Padgett, fine arts — art; Ashley Keegan, fine arts — vocal music; Clarissa Gerrard, fine arts — vocal music; Lucas Noll, industrial technology, auto/power; and Colten Zibert, area carer center

National Honor Society Members Second year members — Olivia Bergagna, Rachel Bezely, Jenna Edington, Clarissa Gerrard, Kaylee Golden, Rebecca Herrmann, Ashley Keegan, Ranay Loehr and Kaitlyn Padgett. First year members — Torri Leek, Brent Neahring, Rebecca Schmidt, Taggart Venegas, Al Baldonado, Luke Lee Brown, Hayley Cessna, Kara Crowther, Ellen Herrmann, Emily Hoscheid, Carly Kirkman, Tyler Pullam, Alyssa Smith and Sarah Tipton.

The program ended with the ceremonial torch passing from 2013-14 senior class President Rachel Bezely to 2014-15 senior class President Hayley Cessna; 2013-14 Student Council President Kaylee Golden to 2014-15 Student Council President Lexi Piccatto

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