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Mt. Pulaski High School Honors Night Agriculture Outstanding Freshman Agriculture Student: Rachel Allen Agriculture Science Student-of-the-Year: Samantha Fanning Agriculture Business Student-of-the-Year: Mackenzie Oberreiter Agriculture Mechanics Student-of-the-Year: Harry Holcomb Art Drawing Student-of-the-Year: Heather Fielden Painting Student-of-the-Year: Meghan Moore Computer Graphics Student-of-the-Year: Brooke Merold Business Outstanding Accouhting I Student: Mark Foley Outstanding Accounting II Student: Ethan Cline English Outstanding English I Student: Sylvia Klumpp and Elyse McCormick Outstanding English II Student: Alexandra Conley Outstanding English III Student: Samantha Nichols Outstanding English IV College Prep Student: Erich Maxheimer Family and Consumer Science Outstanding Foods and Nutrition Student: Kyley Wyss FCCLA President and 4-year member recognition 4-year members: Johanna Hebenstreit, Racheal Jones. and Kyley Wyss Co-Presidents: Johanna Hebenstreit and Kyley Wyss Outstanding Clothing I Student: Emily Oxby Outstanding Clothing II Student: Andrea Hanna Outstanding Child Development/Parenting Student: Hillary Fielden Foreign Language Outstanding Spanish I Student: Elyse McCormick Outstanding Spanish II Student: Allison Haley Outstanding Spanish III Student: Hannah Allen Outstanding Spanish IV Student: Ashley Southerlan Industrial Arts Woodworking Student-of-the-Year: Kyle Lock Advanced Woodworking student-of-the-year: Jordan Cooper CWT student-of-the-year: Brittney Maus Outstanding BSAA student: Samantha Nichols Mathematics Pre-Algebra student-of-the-year: Hannah Skaggs Geometry student-of-the-year: Rachel Allen Calculus student-of-the-year: Erich Maxheimer Algebra II student-of-the-year: Alison Haley Advanced Math student-of-the-year: Samantha Nichols Senior Mathematics award: Erich Maxheimer Music John Philip Sousa award: Kyle Davis National Choral award: Heather Fielden Band Director award: Dillon Huff Choral Director award: Jordynn Peters Physical Education Outstanding Female student: Audrey Maske Outstanding Male student: Erich Maxheimer Science Outstanding Physical Science student: Hannah Skaggs Outstanding Biology student: Elyse Mccormick Outstanding Advanced Biology student: Hannah Allen Outstanding Anatomy And Physiology student: Samantha Nichols Outstanding Chemistry student: Mark Foley Outstanding Advanced Chemistry student: Ethan Cline Outstanding Physics student: Erich Maxheimer Senior Science award: Kyley Wyss Social Studies Outstanding World Geography student: Audrey Maske Outstanding Current Issues student: Raeheal Jones Outstanding American History student: Samantha Nichols Senior Social Studies award: Kyley Wyss OAR Good Citizen Award - Abraham Lincoln Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution Erich Maxheimer IUini Girls' State-Mt. Pulaski American Legion Aux. Post #447 Hannah Allen and Lily Koehl Boys' State - Mt. Pulaski American Legion Post #447 Patrick Bre% James T. Mittelsteadt, and Zachary Raineri Packaged for Savings... Auto/Home Discount INSURANCE Talk about budgets and benefits, an Auto/Home Discount from Pekin InsuranceTM has it all. You can save up to 30% on your Homeowners premiums and up to 15% on your Auto premiums when both your home and auto are insured w/th Pekin Insurance! Let one insurance policy give you a better rate on the other, Call your local Pekin Insurance Agent today about this money-saving discount. Auto/Home Discount .., Beyol~d the expected.TM To make a difference for you! Downing, Przykopanski, Clements & May Insurance Agency, 124 S. Washington St. Mt. Pulaski www.pekinlnsurance.com Science Olympiad Recognition Hannah Allen, Patrick Bree, Haley Casper. Ethan Cline. Harry Holcomb, Dillon Huff. Donald Klumpp, Justin Knauer, Erich Maxhei- mer, Andrew McCarty, Elyse McCormick, Samantha Nichols, and Tyler Urish WYSE Academic Team Recognition Varsity: Hannah Allen. Patrick-Bree. Haley Casper, Dillon Huff, Donald Klumpp, Justin Knauer. Erich Maxheimer. Samantha Nichols. Ellen Olsom Zachary Raineri, Ashley Southerlan. and Kylie Wyss Junior Varsity: Mark Foley, Allison Haley, and Justin White Pat O'Neill's Logan County Students-of-the-Month Jamie Bobell, Lindsey Durchholz. Morgan Litterly, Meghan Moore. Ashl ey Southerlan. Megan Stoll. and Kylie Wyss MPEA Honor Roll Recognition Students who have earned honors or high honors during each of the first three grading periods FRESHMEN: Rachel Allen, Jessica Awe, Tanner Clen~entz. Rachel Durchholz, and Sylvia Klumpp, Elyse McCormick. Alexa Meister, HannahSkaggs. and Trenton Trump SOPHOMORES Alexandra Conley, Mark Foley, Allison Haley, Carly Powell, and Justin White JUNIORS: Hannah Allen. Haley Bowles, Patrick Bree. Haley Casper, Ethan Cline, Andrea Hanna. Alec Murphy, Samantha Nichols, Zachary Raineri, SENIORS: Lindsey Durchholz. Ellen Foley, Johanna Hebenstreit. Kolby Hubbard, Dillon Huff. Justin Knauer, Morgan Litterly, Brittney Maus. Erich Maxheimer, Meghan Moore, Mackenzie Oberreiter, Ellen Olson, Emily Oxby, Ashley Southerlan, Stephanie Stopher, Kyley Wyss, SCHOLARSHIPS Bradley University Scholarship - Morgan Litterly Skip Lueth Memorial Scholarship - Morgan Litterly Southeast Missouri State University Regional Achievement Award - Ellen Foley Lake Land Community College Livestock Judging Scholarship - Ellen Olson Macmurray College Dean's Scholarship - Heather Fielden Lincoln Land Community College Livestock Judging Scholarship - Jamie Bobell Illinois College Jonathan Baldwin Turner Scholarship & Edward Beecher Scholarship - Ashley Southerlan State Farm Companies.Foundation Scholarship through National Merit Scholarship Corporation - Kylie Wyss James Scholar Honors Program, University Of Illinois - Kylie Wyss Community Scholarships Abraham Lincoln Healthcare Foundation Health Career Scholarship Ellen Foley American Business Women's Association Scholarships-Mt. Pulaski Chapter Ellen Foley, Johanna Hebenstreit, Dillon Huff. and Ashley Southerlan David Cates Memorial Scholarship Erich Maxheimer " ~oach Ed Butkovieh Memorial Award Justin Knauer .Ryman-Fuiten Memorial Scholarship/American Legion Post #447 Erich Maxheimer Farm Credit Services Of Illinois "We Understand" Agriculture Scholarship Ellen Olson Kim Knauer Memorial Scholarship Andrew blccarty FFA Alumni Scholarships Jamie Bobell. Andrew McCarty, Ellen Olson. and Megan Stoll Nlt. Pulaski Rotary Club Scholarships Justin Knauer. Erich Maxheimer. Ashley Southerlan, And Kyley Wyss Mt. Pulaski Education Association Scholarships Morgan Litterly and Kyley Wyss Jill Paget Memorial Scholarship Andrew Mccart~( Ag Day, Lincoln-Logan Chamber Of Commerce Scholarship Ellen Olson Shelter Insurance Foundation Scholarship Kyley Wyss Tom Kennedy Memorial Scholarship (Mt. Pulaski Lions Club) Justin Knauer Irma Maxheimer Dana Memorial Scholarship Dillon Huff Lester L. Wern~z Scholarship Justin Knauer Recognition Of Academic Achievement Prairie State Scholars: Erich Maxheimer, Ashley Southerlan. and Kyley Wyss Illinois State Scholars: Erich Maxheimer, Ellen Olson, Ashley Souther- ian, and Kyley Wyss 2010 Top Ten Scholars: Ellen Foley, Johanna Hebenstreit, Dillon Huff, Justin Knauer, Morgan Litterly, Erich Maxheimer, Meghan Moore. Ellen Olson, Ashley Southerlan, and Kyley Wyss Seniors-of-the-Month: September - Erich Maxheimer, October - Kyley Wyss, November - Morgan Litterly, December - Ellen Olson, January - Justin Knauer, February - Ashley Southerlan, March - Andrew McCarty, April -Johanna Hebenstreit; and May- Ellen Foley 204 N. Vine Street 614 N. Marion Street 230 E. Pine Broadwell, IL 604 N. Vine Street 1411N. kapoo Lincoln-735-7197 LLCC Graduates 12 Lincoln Land "Community College announced the follow- ing students have completed programs of study at the col- lege. Beason - Certificate of Com- pletion- Alexander J. Simpson. Chestnut Certificate of Achievement - Catherine L. Gobleman. Elkhart - Associate in Applied Science Tammy England, Brent A. Gieseke (2), and Leanna .~ C. Gleason. Associate in Arts - Thomas L. Brooks. Associate in Science- Patrick Gleason. Cer- ," ~mt e~ tificate of Achievement-Chris- topher L. Anderson._.m" Lake Fork - Associate in Arts - Kristen A. Oglesby. Mt. Pulaski Associate in Applied Science - Justin B. Gardner. Associate in Science - Ryan Douglas Mason, Chelsea Anne Stoll, and Megan Kath- leen Voile. Certificate of Com- pletion - Micah Bohn and Justin B. Gardner. Mitchell: Stop illegal immigrants from t~ D O k.a receiving state benefits In the wake of a critical state audit of the All Kids health insurance program, State Rep- resentative Bill Mitchell (R-For- syth) is moving to stop illegal immigrants from receiving state health care benefits. Illinois Auditor General Wil- liam Holland released the results of an audit of the All Kids program, which indicated that 75 percent of enrollees were undocumented immi- grants. The All Kids program, a remnant of disgraced former Governor Rod Blagojevich, pro- vides health care coverage for children, regardless of family income or immigration status. All Kids enrollees aren't eligi- ble for federal Medicaid funds, the entire cost of providing health insurance to illegal immigrants is paid for by Illi- nois taxpayers. "Illinois is drowning in a sea of red ink," Mitchell said. "We have a $13 billion deficit and owe our schools, health care p.roviders and social services $6 billion. Why in the world are we spending hundreds of mil- lions of dollars on health insur- ance for illegal immigrants? We've got to put a stop to this blatant misuse of taxpayer dol- lars." Over 1.5 million Illinois chil- dren are currently enrolled in All Kids. Although the State will not give out the exact number of illegal immigrant children in the program, Repre- sentative Mitchell believes 75 to 80 percent of All Kids enroll- ees are illegal immigrants. "This welfare handout to ille- gal immigrants is costing Illi- nois taxpayers over $500 mil- lion per year," said Mitchell. "I warned against this when All Kids.originally passed. I was one of 28 House members to vote against Blagojevich's All Kids scam. When we go back into session, I intend to file a budget amendment to strip out the funding and stop ille- gal immigrants from receiving taxpayer-funded health insur- ance." According to the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR), there are more than 775,000 illegal immigrants living in Illinois. FAIR esti- mates that illegal immigrants cost Illinois taxpayers $3.5 bil- lion annually. This estimate is based on expenditures for edu- cation, health care and incar- ceration.