On a Tuesday in the dusty main gym of Bonneville High School, gold was uncovered. May 23rd was a memorable night for seniors and their families; it was a chance for many soon-to-be-graduates to show off their accomplishments and gain a memoir to cherish the night. Senior awards were given on this night, tokens of a high school senior’s accomplishments. In their respective department, sport, or activity, a multitude of awards were given to seniors who rose above the norm and shined amongst the masses.
Of the core classes, math was split into two areas: Statistics and Calculus. Madeline Clifton earned the Statistics award, while Solomon Hancock won that of Calculus. Marshall West achieved the social studies award with dignity. As for the subject with the most hypotheses and gooey objects, Anthony Williams earned the science award. Olivia Hong received the English student of the year award. Besides core classes, the fine arts department also nominated a few high-performing students for the evening. One of these artistic awards went to Kayelynn Thornock for a spectacular art project. Another form of art, ceramics, was acknowledged and the award was given to Sophia Andrus. Similar to art, there are many different forms of music. The choir, band, and orchestra awards were earned by Ella Braithwaite, Charles Voda, and Emma Maughn respectively. An award for the most amazing drama student was given to Demeree Allen, and the last two Theatrical awards consisted of Musical Theater: Lilian McCall and Technical Theater: Megan Ayers. The Family and Consumer Sciences award went to Nicholas Garcia, and he gracefully accepted. Albert Segura-Diaz won the foreign language award for his exceptional performance. The journalism award was given to Kimberly Barnes, the Editor in Chief of the The Bonneville Buzz newspaper. The female athlete of the year award went to Ali Ellsworth for her amazing performance in the sport of basketball, while the male athlete award went to Anthony Williams for his great wrestling skills. A student celebrated for his terrific physical education skills was Bryce Beck. Lastly but not least, Madilyn Blakley was student council’s award winner after being the Senior Class President and invested a lot of time to make life at the school better for seniors.
Awards were also given to students who earned an associate degree alongside their high school diploma. Students who obtained degrees from Idaho State University include Carter Cheney, Craeton Cheney, Rebekah Grover, Aubrey Huber, Elisabeth Nelson, Kenadee Roberts, Jaron Vanle, Vivian Baird, Madilyn Blakley, Brigham Hansen, Warren Hewlett, Teilani Kidman, Emma Maughan, Aidan Petty, Spencer Sewell, Kayelynn Thornock, Quincy Westover, Raegan Williams, Ashton Murdock, and Nathanh Bird. Sophie Andrus earned her degree from the College of Southern Idaho, while Jacob Briggs earned his from Brigham Young University Idaho. Hallie South earned her Gem certificate proudly. These students all will be missed and were appreciated during the time they roamed BHS’ halls.
Awards were not the only thing received in BHS at this time; in fact, $3,264,024 dollars in scholarships were given to students with more scholarships still coming in and being prepared for college. That wraps up the awards banquet of the 2022-2023 school year; well done Bonneville and good luck to upcoming seniors attending BHS!