The Top Scholars Program is intended to draw attention to the best high school juniors in Idaho’s Region I high schools. Sponsored by North Idaho College and the Region 1 high schools, the top 10 percent of each junior class was invited to NIC for recognition Monday, April 23 as part of the Top Scholars Program.
"North Idaho College has as one of its top priorities the desire to support our high school students, to recognize their achievement, and to encourage them to continue their education after high school. Said Eric Murray, Ph.D., NIC’s Vice President for Student Services.
“This program demonstrated that the high schools and the college continue to work as partners to meet these goals.”
Dr. Richard Thurston, Chief of Staff at Benewah Community Hospital in St. Maries, gave the key note talk on “Continuing Your Education Work.”
Fourteen area schools were represented and each scholar was given a certificate and a gift from NIC.
“The Top Scholars program made you aware of just how many students are succeeding academically," said Murray.
The honored students are:
Bonners Ferry High School; Lex Becker, Brooke Drapeau, Kyra Grow, Samantha Hiatt, Samantha Kelly, Anya Krmpotich, Rayanne KcLeish, Rebecca Plantz, Camille Robertson, Devri Solomon, Kristina Turpin.
Coeur d’Alene Charter Academy; Tess Doumas, Olivia Redline, Hannah Reid, Luke StormoGipson.
Clark Fork High School; Brenda Davisson, Megan Hess
Kellogg High School; Cory Allred, Jeremiah Big Spring, Sibel Briggs, Taryn Cochrane, Melissa Flores, Adam Furlin, Sarah Grigg, Janea Kelso, Ty Ketchum, Michael Mitchell
Kootenai High School; Christine Gimmeson, Fredrick Loucks, Patrick McHail
Lake City High School; James Atkins, Shawnee Baughman, Melissa Carrigan, James Colburn, Michael Cooper, Hannah Cotton, Alexander Daigh, Kristen Danner, Gabriel Downey, Nicole Erickson, Nicholas Fromm, Marlie Gooren, Ryan Hague, Christian Hanna, Emma Hawn, Kyle Johnson, Bradley Kacalek, Brett Lawson, Johnny Lawton, Kayla Leitzke, Gayle Livingston, Hannah Loumeau, Randalyn MacDonald, Kathryn Miller, Lindsay Moore, Sally Nieborsky, Lindsay Oden, Melanie Orr, Janet (Janey) Ortega, Abigail Pierard, Laura Ray, Diane Robertson, Caitlin Seaton, Michael Silvas, Kelsey Tibbitts
Lakeland High School; Stephanie Baker, Brittany Bryant, Scott Carr, Dylan Cloyd, Spencer Goodall, Joshua Hann, Matthew Haug, Joseph Heiner, Emily Leach, Jennifer Linna, Angelene Little, Louis Litzko, Ruth Mattmiller, Michelle McCullough, Erin O’Hara, Melissa Phillips, Jordan Rhoads, Ladd Serwat, Brett Tobin, Davis Winslow
Lakeside High School; Jeremiah Brunelle, Wesley Sifford, Tonya Winters
Mullan High School; Elizabeth Hegbloom, Jerome Ploharz, Fawn Story
Post Falls High School; Michelle Allen, Katie Berberick, Christen Berg, Danny Booth, Ryan Booth, Mikel Buffaloe, Shannon Celentano, Tamara Davis, Emily Dossey, Casey Dragon, Brady Espeland, George Fenton, Shanna Hardy, Danielle Harlan, Taylor Harlan, Jacob King, Jake Krause, Juennen LaFrance, Brock Langevin, Mamie Lash, Lynae Lunderstadt, K. Danielle Lynch, Quinn Marianno, Kandice McArthur, Jennifer McVeigh, Kyle Muncey, Spencer Payton, Denise Schmidt, Joseph Tamasonis, Jared Townsend, Michelle Woodworth
Priest River High School; Tabitha Clark, Tricia Lehman, Holly Martin, Kelsi McDonald, Adam Mullen, Crystal Nelson, Brandon Reinbold, Lindsay Schloss, Brice Sumner, Katie Swanson
St, Maries High School; Katherine Felix, Shawna Heath, Elsa Krier, Adrian Myers, Amanda Ratcliffe, Samantha Renaldo, Kimberly Sather, Jessica Sperber, William Thurston, Mellisa Wright
Timberlake High School; Steven Bakker, David Barker, Jamie Brennan, Jessica Bricky, Kelly Gizdich, Susanna Lynch, Riley Morton, Addison Nichols, Brandon Nowlan, Aaron Odell, Laura Olphie, Amanda Williams
Wallace High School; Jordan Beehner, Thomas Norris, Abby Vester