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United Local HS Honors Recognition held virtually

HANOVERTON — The 47th annual Honors Recognition of United High School was held virtually on May 13. The event can be view at: vidultra.com/United/Banquet/

The featured speaker was Maggie Miller, a 2009 graduate of United and a 2019 inductee of the United Wall of Fame.

She is the associate head women’s basketball coach at Marietta College where she also teaches classes.

Dr. William Young, principal, presented a power point of the top 10 students for the Class of 2020.

The valedictorian is Lauren Hippely. The salutatorians are Brant Hahlen and Marissa Scott.

Others of the top ten in order are Olivia Hippely, Zachary Jewell, Morgan Urmson, Audrey Rummel, Tyler Blake, Abigail Crawford and Alexis Blake.

Young introduced members of the National Honor Society and National Technical Honor Society.

Senior members are Alexis Blake, Tyler Blake, Garrett Coffee, Logan Cooper, Abigail Crawford, Emilyann Dustman, Nichole Galbreath, Emilee Graham, Brant Hahlen, Gavin Hildreth, Lauren Hippely, Olivia Hippely, Kristen Hoy, Zachary Jewell, Tyler Lippiatt, Lydia Martin, Ethan McDevitt, Alyssandra Moore, Tamra Moore, Raider Morgan, Katlyn Phillips, Lauren Randall, Jenna Reiter, Audrey Rummel, Marissa Scott, Morgan Urmson, Hallie Wasik and Tessa Young.

Junior members are Hannah Baker, Kade Blake, Morgan Briceland, Julia Bricker, Savannah Burton, Hannah Congo, Brooke Courtney, Haley Dees, Brooke Dustman, Kassidy Everhart, Erica Gudat, Jennifer Guthrie, Rebekka Hall, Dorothy Herold, Von Herron, Destiny Hill, Abigail Hruby, Emma Jenkins, Elizabeth Marhefka, Alexia Miller, Nathan Miller, Hannah Minor, Cody Mitchell, Landon Rhodes, Elena Rupert, Kaitlyn Schreffler, Karilyn Tucker, Adam Williams, Patrick Wolfgang and Christopher Wolfgang.

Samantha Muniz and Young presented students who had earned inclusion on the 3.5 Distinguished Honor Roll during two of the first three grading periods of the year.

Muniz presented three foreign exchange students: Marta Campos from Spain, Naya Rahbek from Spain and Lion Six from Switzerland.

Scholarships for seniors planning to further their education are a major feature of the program.

Samantha Muniz presented four United PTO Scholarships for $500 to Logan Cooper, Emilyann Dustman, Tyler Lippiatt and Tessa Young.

Logan is the son of Robert and Ann Cooper of Hanoverton and plans to study electrical engineering at Eastern Gateway Community College. Emilyann is the daughter of Dan and Michelle Dustman of Salem and will study dance and performing arts at the University of Akron. Tyler is the son of Brian and Missy Lippiatt of Salem. He plans to study aviation business at Geneva College. Tessa is the daughter of Dr. William and Molly Young of Hanoverton. She will study at Kent State University.

Muniz presented the United Eagle Awards. Two $1,000 awards were given to Gavin Hildreth and Alyssandra Moore.

Gavin is the son of Charles and Holly Hildreth of Salem and will study environmental science at the University of Akron. Alyssandra is the daughter of Greg and Noleen Moore of Hanoverton and will study aeronautics and engineering at Kent State University.

Muniz presented six $500 scholarships to Logan Cooper, Jaret Hahn, Caitlin Hoffee, Morgan Urmson, Breann Warner and Brenna Wood.

Jaret is the son of Jeremy and Brandy Hahn of Salem and will study exercise science at Bowling Green State University. Caitlin is the daughter of Paul Hoffee of Lisbon and Michelle May. She plans to study animal sciences at The Ohio State University-ATI. Morgan is the daughter of Douglas and Kristine Urmson of Lisbon and will study to become a dermatologist at The Ohio State University. Breann is the daughter of Glenn and Christina Warner and will study nursing at the Columbiana County Career and Technical Center-Adult Education. Brenna is the daughter of Chad and Sara Wood of Salem and will study cosmetology at the Casal Aveda Institute.

Muniz then presented two United Little Eagles scholarships of $500 to Alexis Blake and Deric Ellyson.

Alexis is the daughter of Alan and Lisa Blake of Salem. She will study nursing at the University of Mount Union. Deric is the son of Eric and Kristen Ellyson of Kensington. He will study Sports Management at Muskingum University.

Muniz presented the United Education Association Scholarships, restricted to students going into education, to Abigail Crawford and Marissa Scott.

These scholarships are renewable for three more years. Abigail is the daughter of Scott and Dawn Crawford of Salem and will study education at Youngstown State University. Marissa is the daughter of Pastor Thomas and Michelle Scott of Winona. She study to become an English teacher at the University of Mount Union.

Three unrestricted scholarships were also presented to Logan Cooper, Alyssandra Moore and Morgan Urmson.

President of the United FFA Chapter, Cody Cope, presented two FFA Scholarships of $500 to Lauren Hippely and Caitlin Hoffee. Lauren is the daughter of Barry Hippely of East Rochester and Betsy Drake. Lauren will study engineering at the University of Mount Union.

Sarah Jones of the United Youth Soccer Association presented three $500 scholarships to Jaret Hahn, Zachary Jewell and Ethan McDevitt. Zachary is the son of Mark and Lori Jewell of Salem and will study sport administration at Kent State University. Ethan is the son of Jason and Sara McDevitt of East Rochester. He will study finance at Bowling Green State University.

The United Key Club scholarship of $300 was presented to Alyssandra Moore.

Nome Baker presented five Band Booster Book Scholarships of $100 to Logan Cooper, Abigail Crawford, Caitlin Hoffee, Morgan Urmson and Tessa Young.

Betty Whiteleather presented four $500 United Ruriteen Scholarships to Abigail Crawford, Emilee Graham, Lauren Hippely and Morgan Urmson.

She presented a $600 Double Your Dollar Ruriteen Scholarship to Tessa Young. Emilee is the daughter of Nathaniel and Casandra Graham of Lisbon. She will study radiologic technology at Kent State University – Salem Campus.

Whiteleather then presented a Guilford Lake Ruritan Double Your Dollar Scholarship for $600 to Jenna Reiter. Jenna is the daughter of Matt and Sandee Reiter of Lisbon and will study nursing at the Columbiana County Career and Technical Center – Adult Education.

Lastly, Whiteleather presented two $500 United Student Council Scholarships to Olivia Hippely and Katlyn Phillips.

Olivia is the daughter of Barry Hippely of East Rochester and Betsy Drake and she will study accounting at the University of Mount Union. Katlyn is the daughter of John and Kathy Phillips of Hanoverton and will study biochemistry at Thiel College. She presented eleven $250 scholarships to Alexis Blake, Logan Cooper, Emilyann Dustman, Jaret Hahn, Caitlin Hoffee, Morgan Hovorka, Tyler Lippiatt, Ethan McDevitt, Alyssandra Moore, Breann Warner and Brenna Wood. Morgan Hovorka is the daughter of Robert and Barbara Hovorka of Salem and will study occupational therapy at Kent State University – Salem Campus.

Muniz presented a $425 United FCCLA Scholarship, sponsored by Adele’s Restaurant of Salem, to Tyler Blake. Tyler is the son of Steven and Jami Blake of Salem and he will study actuarial science at the University of Nebraska in Lincoln.

Jodi Briceland presented two $1000 United Athletic Booster Scholarships to Abigail Crawford and Jaret Hahn.

Tom Young presented the United Community Scholarship Foundation Academic awards. $1,500 was presented to Lauren Hippely. $1000 awards were presented to Alexis Blake, Tyler Blake, Abigail Crawford, Brant Hahlen, Olivia Hippely, Zachary Jewell, Tyler Lippiatt, Marissa Scott and Morgan Urmson. One Fine and Performing Arts scholarship was awarded to Emilyann Dustman.

There were also three $1,000 scholarships donated by Coastal Pets awarded to Logan Cooper, Breann Warner and Brenna Wood. Receiving $500 General Scholarships were Deric Ellyson, Emilyann Graham, Gavin Hildreth, Caitlin Hoffee, Morgan Hovorka, Ethan McDevitt, Alyssandra Moore, Katlyn Phillips and Tessa Young.

A $1,000 Conrad Rinto Memorial Scholarship was presented to Brant Hahlen. Brant is the son of Adam and Kelly Hahlen of Salem and will study neuroscience at The Ohio State University.

Two Alice Clewell Memorial Scholarships of $500 were presented to Brant Hahlen and Brenna Wood.

Muniz presented the Sandy Valley Masonic Lodge scholarships of $500 to Alexis Blake and Zachary Jewell.

Muniz presented the Paul Gipp Memorial Scholarship to Caitlin Hoffee

Two $250 Drotleff-Ward STEM Scholarships were presented to Brant Hahlen and Alyssandra Moore. These scholarships can be renewed for three more years.

Danielle Matos presented the Robert Garrett Memorial Scholarships in memory of her brother. Six $100 scholarships were presented to Emilyann Dustman, Deric Ellyson, Ethan McDevitt, Marissa Scott, Morgan Urmson and Breann Warner.

A $500 scholarship was presented to Sean McKarns and a $1,000 scholarship went to Tyler Lippiatt. Sean is the son of John and Shari McKarns of Hanoverton and has joined the Army.

Muniz presented the Pearce Foundation Scholarship of $5,000 to Marissa Scott. This scholarship may be renewed for one more year.

Muniz presented two $1,000 Scholarships from the Columbiana County School Employees Credit Union to Marissa Scott and Deric Ellyson.

Muniz presented two $250 American Red Cross Scholarships to Emilee Graham and Olivia Hippely.

— Submitted material

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