By Mason W. Canales
The Cove Herald
Students, parents and teachers congregated at the Lea Ledger Auditorium Tuesday night to give students some well-earned awards at the annual Copperas Cove High School Awards Night.
"It is an honor to stand here tonight at a school that produces so many good students," Copperas Cove High School Principal Rick Kirkpatrick said, opening the award ceremony for the freshmen, sophomore and junior classes.
More than 120 students were selected by their teachers to receive awards from various classes at the high school.
The awards that the school is giving the students is a chance to be recognized for the hard work they have done all year round in a course, Kirkpatrick said. These students generally are the best in the class.
"It is a chance for them to shine, and also it is an incentive for students that want to be recognized," he said.
Rebekah Wyman, a sophomore, was among those students to take an award home Tuesday night. She received hers for her work in Principles of Arts, A/V Technology, and Communications.
"I love it," she said. "It is so much fun being recognized."
The school really does a good job with the ceremony, Rebekah said. It is an honor to just be here and watch the other students get awards too.
It wasn't Rebekah's first year to receive such an award, her mother Brenda Wyman said. And receiving the first did have a positive affect on Rebekah.
"It is a great opportunity for these kids to shine and it encourages them to try and work even harder next year," Wyman said.
During the ceremony, the principals of each grade level handed out the awards to their students.
Teachers also honored the students as they met their students with a greeting after they crossed the award stage.
The school in previous years also held the ceremony for the senior class, but this year the seniors will be given their own night.
The school has scheduled the senior award night to take place at 6:30 p.m. May 26 at Lea Ledger Auditorium where the will district also will recognize the students for the scholarships they received, Kirkpatrick said.
"Those kids have worked hard for four years and we want that to be as special as it can be for them," he said.
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The following freshmen received the following awards:
Chelbi Agnew: University Interscholastic League
Megan Alverson: Art 1
Christopher Bocanegra: American Citizenship Award
Brandon Brooking: Principles of Manufacturing
Justin Davis: Health
Amanda Edwards: Class President
Irene Espinoza: World Geography
Tyler Fox: Algebra 1
Alexa Frazey: Dance 1
Steven Gallups: University Interscholastic League
Kelly Garry: Geometry
Jerret Gosnell: American Citizenship Award
Cassie Hall: American Citizenship Award
Brittany Hausam: Pre-AP Biology
Destiny Henderson: Spanish Level 1, Biology
Johnathan Hoemke: Pre-AP Geometry, Spanish Level 1 Pre-AP, Computer Science - Pre-AP
Marques Keeler: Academic Excellence
Uriah Kilwein: Academic Excellence
Carlos Moreno: German Level 1 - Pre-AP
Austin Moses: Principles of Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources
Tyson Rheingans: English 1
Stephanie Southernwood: American Citizenship Award
David Spicer: Pre-AP World Geography. English 1 Pre-AP, Introduction to Engineering Design, University Interscholastic League
Eric Stegmaier: French Level 1
Brian Taft: Physical Education - Boy
Zachary Watts: English 1 GT
The following sophomores received the following awards:
Nicholas Kyle Alexander: Pre-AP Algebra 2, Spanish Level 3 Pre-AP, American Citizenship Award
Christian Bamba Cruz: Pre-AP Geometry
Alexander Bragg: Business Information Management I
Kyle Bush: American Citizenship Award
Cara Campbell: Sophomore Class President
Timothy Fajardo: Concert Band
Kimberly Fayard: PreAP World History, University Interscholastic League (UIL)
Tia French: Teen Leadership
Cdt. Staff Sgt. Jaime Garcia: The Retired Enlisted Award
Dennis Griffin: Technical Theatre
Marriha Hansen: French Level 2, English 2 Pre-AP
Michael Hight: Symphonic Band
Adam Hoemke: Academic Excellence
Jessica Howard: Treble Choir
Gabriel Jackson: Theatre 2
Kariem Johnson: German Level 1
Auranicha Kaewtrakoolchote: Foreign Exchange
Bailey Malo: Geometry, Printmaking 2
Stephanie Masso: Academic Excellence
Darrishia McDaniel: Zip Math
Travis Potter: AP World History
Cdt. Sgt. 1st Class Edward Randlett: Special Forces Award / Military Order of the Purple Heart
Kasey Rivera: JV Cheerleading
Deion Robinson: Principles of Human Services
Kourtney Ross: Sculpture 2, IPC
Anna Salazar: Painting 2
Lindsey Spurlock: American Citizenship Award
Christopher Tiller: World History, Spanish Level 2
Anthony Velarde: English 2
Jessica Vick: English 2 GT, Professional Communications, Pre-AP Chemistry, American Citizenship Award
Rebekah Wyman: Principles of Arts, A/V Technology, and Communications
These juniors won awards in the following:
Ashleigh Andrews: American Citizenship Award.
Matheus Almeda: Foreign Exchange
Ashleigh Andrews: French Level 1 Pre-AP
Fabian Ayala: Math Models
Robert Austin Barker: Broadcast Journalism
Kaitlyn Barrick: UIL Academics
Cassandra Brown: VGD 2 - Problems and Solutions I
Kyle Brunner: Chemistry
Sheri Case: Photo Journalism
Katherine Cavalie: French Level 2 Pre-AP
Angela Cerrillo: Spanish 4 AP
Casey Corp: Newspaper
Alex Corr: Mill and Cabinetmaking Technology
Marius De Graaff: Foreign Exchange
Alicyn Dent: Principles of Health Science
Marisa Dodson: German Level 2 Pre-AP
Meaghan Dorroh: Killeen Daily Herald Award
Christopher Ellis: Touch System Data Entry
Terri Fayard: AP U.S. History: PreAP PreCalculus: Accounting I: PreAP Physics: University Interscholastic League (UIL)
Courtney Glandorf: Physical Education - Girl
Helen Haas: U.S. History
Rebecca Hawkenson: Junior Class President
Kathryn Heiss: Digital Electronics
Cdt. 1st Lt. Jonathan Hole: AMVETS American Military Veterans/Veterans of Foreign Wars
Joel Hopkins: Livestock Production, University Interscholastic League
Meagan Howard-Clouds: Physics
Corey Huffman: Principles of Technology
Cdt. Lt. Con. Jacob Islas: The Knights of Columbus Award, Schottish Rites,
Anna Joseph: Algebra 2
Eric Juarez: American Citizenship Award, UIL Academics
Rashune Knight: Interpersonal Studies
Sierra Kuntz: Digital and Interactive Media.
Jessica Lewis: German Level 3 Pre-AP
Matthew Liberty: Dual Credit PreCalculas, Spanish Level 3, English 3,University Interscholastic League
Chrissa Link: Color guard
Rocky Luna: Academic Excellence
Dakota McCormick: Counseling and Mental Health
Jeannelly Moreno: Dance 3
Elisabeth Myers: Instructional Practice in Education and Training
Paola Nuñez: French Level 3 Pre-AP
Anders Olsen: Foreign Exchange
Jamaal Parham: German Level 4 AP
Dani Parsons: Sculpture 3, American Citizenship Award
Caleb Pase: Computer Programming
Ashley Price: Academic Excellence
Amy Rosenbaum: Lifetime Nutrition and Wellness
Jared Russell: American Citizenship Award
Kerstin Schatz: Foreign Exchange
Dylan Seemann: Draw III
Matthew Shuffler: Small Animal Management
Stephanie Stanley: Theatre Productions
Caleb Swartz: DC U.S. History
Jeremiah Thornton: Video Technology
Cdt. 2nd Lt. Matthew Vandenboomen: American Legion Scholastic Excellence Award/Daedalian Achievement Award
Wismary Vazquez: Creative Writing.
Khadijah Ware: German Level 3, English 3 AP
Ryan White: Draw II:
Sharon White: PreCalculus )
Mariah Wolschleger: Principles of Law, Public Safety, Corrections & Security
Kira Wright: English 3 Dual Credit
Krista Yarbrough: French Level 3