- Special Sections
- Public Notices
Shelby County High School students earned $41,400 through 48 local scholarships for education and a little more than $1 million in total scholarships, as reported to the school’s guidance counselors.
About 100 of the graduating seniors filled the school’s auditorium along with their friends and family on Thursday night to celebrate the achievements at the annual Senior Awards Night.
SCHS Principal Eddie Oakley noted how he and this group started at Shelby County together four years ago.
“I envy them,” he said, injecting a bit of humor into the evening. “They get to go. I have to stay here, but they get to go out and see what’s out there.”
Leading the way for the senior class was Logan Johnson and Cathryn Craycraft, who each picked up four scholarships. Craycraft also was recognized for having 12 years of perfect attendance before catching the flu and missing a few days in her senior year.
Holly Zukowski was honored for having eight years of perfect attendance.
Abby Siegel and sisters Taylor and Jordan Webb each received three scholarships, and Jordan Webb was also named the best All-Around Senior Female by the Kiwanis Club.
Justin Stewart, who earned two scholarships, was recognized by the Rotary Club as the Best All-Around Senior Male.
The Athletes of the Year were Zach Shipley and Collin Kessinger.
Along with the local scholarships, this year’s senior class had 10 students enlist in the Marine Corps, the largest group the school has ever had. Shelby County High School has a Marine Corps JROTC program. Those students will be eligible for about $80,000 in educational benefits.
Those students enlisting are: Miguel Batz, Jared Bentley, Austin Blocker, Richard Braumbaugh, Gage Hannold, Patrick Hargadon, William Hundley, Kelvin Romero, Rachel Warford and Kendrick Warren.
Award winners were:
Phi Beta Kappa Book
Male Athlete of the Year
Female Athlete of the Year
Rotary Best All-Around Senior Male
The King’s Daughters & Sons/Fiscal Court, Inc.
Daughters of the American Revolution
Shelby County Chamber of Commerce
Commonwealth Bank/Shelby County Life/Pathelen Florist Student Star iPad recipient
Shelby County UK Alumni
Shelbyville Rotary Club
Hubert & Woodrow Briscoe Memorial
Shelby County Conservation District
Alex Bowersox Memorial
Shelby County Chapter Lincoln Alumni
Greater Shelby Ministerial Coalition
Obsideo in Futuro
Robert Samples Memorial
National Honor Society
Mildred Casey Jennings Language Arts
Ernest Jennings Memorial
Alpha Iota/Susan Fields
Alpha Iota/Eleanor Busey
Avissa Waford Memorial
Windows to the World
Max Performance PT&SR Health Sciences
Weissinger Hills Golf Course
Shelby County Retired Teachers Association
Church of the Annunciation
Marine Corps League Kentuckiana Det. 729
Edinger & Lyons Scholarship
MCJROTC Booster Club
KHSAA Forcht Bank Sportsmanship Scholarship