Awards, scholarships, recognitions announced at GHS awards program

Scholarships and awards worth approximately $892,590 were announced for members of the Gainesville High School class of 2020 at the school’s awards program June 17, which was rescheduled due to concerns related to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

During the awards program, GHS counselor Miranda Donley listed the scholarships and awards earned by the graduates and also recognized these students who completed vocational training at South Central Career Center in West Plains: Tim Loach, carpentry; Branetta McNece, auto collision and repair; Gavin Phelan, welding technology; and Tanner Simpson, commercial art and advertising.

Donley also recognized Tim Loach for passing his initial strength test, qualifying him to officially join the Marine Corps. He will leave July 6 for basic training, Donley said. 

The following students were recognized for receiving the listed scholarships and awards: 

Andrew Ball: A+, New Arkansan Non-Resident Tuition Award from University of Arkansas. 

Harlee Berning: A+, Pontiac Ladies Club 

Jaxon Britt: Century Bank, H.T. Harlin, Kaleb Tanner High Memorial, Paul and Jean Herd Memorial, White River Valley Electric Cooperative, New Arkansan Non-Resident Tuition Award from University of Arkansas

Emily Church: College of the Ozarks Cost of Education

Danielle Cummings: Verne and Verla Cubbage 

Ruthanne Doebler: A+, Grant A. Finley Memorial, Susan and Ron Evans Missouri University Award, Matthew J. England Memorial, Century Bank, Bulldog, Missouri University Chancellor’s Award, Ozark Mizzou Black and Gold Alumni Association, PEO Chapter JP Memorial, GHS Student Council, White River Valley Electric Cooperative

Lori Ellison: A+, Baxter Regional Medical Center Employee Children and Grandchildren

Jalen Evans: A+, BRMC Employee Children and Grandchildren 

Kylee Hayes: A+, BRMC Employee Children and Grandchildren 

Ezzy McFall: A+ Scholarship

Brexton Miller: A+, Shelter Insurance Foundation, Missouri State University-West Plains Dean’s Scholarship, White River Valley Electric Cooperative 

Abigail Milligan: A+, Hagan, Susan and Ron Evans MU Award, Community Foundation Memorial YEP, MU Curators Scholar Award, FBLA Professional Division 

Novalee Newkirk: Gainesville Community Teachers Association, Stockmens Bank 

Harmony Ortman: Dr. Hoerman Memorial, Toby Peirce Memorial, Benton and Genelle Breeding, MSU Board of Governors 

Austin Petter: White River Valley Electric Cooperative 

Ashley Poe: A+, College of the Ozarks Cost of Education, C of O Summer Work Education Program, Margo Murray, Real Life Church, Linda Donley Memorial 

Ben Pointer: Matt Abraham Memorial, St. Louis University Presidential full tuition

Gavin Rowbotham: A+, Hagan, Missouri Southern A+ Leadership, Missouri Southern Presidential, White River Valley Electric Cooperative 

Tanner Simpson: Southwest Baptist University Bearcat Scholar Award

Mallory Strickland: A+, Mearle and Stella Luna Memorial, Century Bank, MSU-WP Pahlmann Family Endowed, MSU-WP Promise, Brad Hambelton Memorial 

Aubrey Turingan: Gainesville Community Teachers Association 

Will Uchtman: A+, MFA, Stan and Carlene Morrison Memorial, Patsy Hambelton Memorial 

Hunter Webb: Drake Presidential, Drake Legacy, GHS Alumni, GHS Student Council, Red Cross 

Bridget Zimmer: College of the Ozarks Education, Bumper to Bumper 

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