During the Elsberry High School Commencement Exercises on Sunday afternoon, 55 students moved their tassels after they were presented their diplomas by members of the school district.
The event honored this extraordinary group of graduates and their accomplishments. The Senior Address was given by Jaime Richards and Madeline Hartwell, while Trevor Anthony was named as the Outstanding Senior by the faculty at EHS.
Featured as the Valedictorian from the Class of 2019 was Carolyn Wehmeyer, who made history with a standing ovation, given to her by her classmates as she walked on stage. Juan Valencia and Harmon Kreuger tied for the second position of Salutatorian. Rounding out the top 10 were Megan Wollgast, fourth; Trevor Anthony, fifth; Josie Horne, sixth; Tess Weakly, seventh; Lauryn Eberhart, eighth; Kara Lovelace, ninth; and tied for 10 place were Clare Henry and Nicholas Stone.
Three students were recognized for entering the Military after graduation. CaraRose King and Stephen Boedeker will be entering the Army this summer and Carson Trammell while attending Iowa State University will complete the US Army Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) program.
Elsberry has once again been designated an A+ school. Students who quality for the A+ scholarship receive an associate’s degree free of charge at any Missouri public community college or technical school providing they meet the requirements. Student receiving this award were Trevor Anthony, Megan Hagemeier, Clare Henry, Matthew Hensley, Mackenzie Johnson, Tanner Marre, Nathan Reed, Nicholas Stone, Carson Trammell, Carolyn Wehmeyer and Megan Wollgast.
The presentation of scholarships, including thousands of dollars in local scholarships, could not be possible if not for the generous donations by various businesses and local members of the community. The following is a list of the recipient and the scholarships they received. Trevor Anthony, People’s Bank and Trust, Toyota Bodine Family Scholarship, Access Extra Scholarship, Merit Scholarship, Dean’s Scholarship, and University Scholarship from Missouri S & T, Football Scholarship Missouri S & T, Bright Flight, Boys State Scholarship, James and Nellie Westlake Scholarship, Eisenbath Memorial Scholarship, National Wild Turkey Federation, Elsberry FFA Alumni and Marcella Whitehead; Lauryn Eberhart, Barnes McGee Memorial Scholarship, and Friends of Elsberry Literacy grant; Tori Edwards, Merit scholarship from the University of Alabama and Elsberry FFA Alumni; Eva Gladney, Elsberry FFA Alumni, EHS Alumni Association, and Clark Cox Memorial Scholarship; Megan Hagemeier, Marcella Whitehead Scholarship and Softball scholarship to Jefferson College; Garrett Hall, MaryAnn Meives Memorial Scholarship; Clare Henry, Elsberry Study Club Scholarship; Matthew Hensley, Elsberry FFA Alumni and Lovelace Farms Scholarships; Margaret Horn, Elsberry Firefighters Community Outreach, Floyd B Dowell Memorial Scholarship, Merit and Duchesne Scholarships from Maryville University; Josie Horne, Eisenbath Memorial Scholarship, Elsberry FFA Alumni, Clark Cox Memorial, Lovelace Farms, Tuition, Merit, and Housing Scholarships from St. Louis University; Harmon Kreuger, Elsberry American Legion, L.C. Farmers Mutual, General John J. Perching Scholarship from Truman State University for exceptional students; Kara Lovelace, Jillian A. Young, Elsberry Pharmacy/Edna Ann Waggoner, Elsberry FFA Alumni, National Wild Turkey Federation, Elsberry MFA, and Merit Scholarship from the University of Missouri, Columbia; Tanner Marre, Johnny Zerrer Memorial Scholarship; Nathan Miller, Lovelace/Waggoner Scholarship; Samantha Mooney, Merit Scholarship from the Missouri Welding Institute; Jaime Richards, Marion Keim Memorial Scholarship; Nicholas Stone, Jillian A. Young Memorial Scholarship, ECGA, Eisenbath Memorial, National FFA Association, Missouri State Fair Youth, Arnaud Family Farm, Missouri 4-H Foundation, L.C. 4-H Norwest Mutual Insurance Co., Elsberry FFA Alumni, Lincoln and Pike County Cattlemen’s Association, L.C. Farm Bureau, and National Wild Turkey Federation; Chelsea Toeniskoetter, University of Kansas Achievement Award; Carson Trammell, Merit Scholarship from Iowa State University, US Army
ROTC National Scholarship; Eli Turner, Rosemary Shaffer Memorial and Marion Keim Memorial Scholarships; Juan Valencia, Dane and Carter Brooksher and Margaret Palmer Memorial Scholarships; Carolyn Wehmeyer, Girls’ State Scholarship, Merit Scholarship from Truman State University, Dale &Carol Sherman-Sechler, NHS, Elsberry Study Club, Elsberry Community Teachers Association, Elsberry Alumni Association, Jackson Automotive, Shelter Insurance, and MaryAnn Meives Memorial Scholarships; Megan Wollgast, Clarence Cannon Foundation, Matt Jones Insurance, Eisenbath Memorial Scholarship, and Elsberry FFA Alumni Scholarship.