Nine MHS seniors complete 4.0 GPA

USD 408 Superintendent Lee Leiker moves Katey Ehrlich?s tassel to signify her graduation from Marion High School. Ehrlich was one of nine seniors who achieved a 4.0 grade-point average during their high school career. Almost half of the Marion High School Class of 2014 graduated with honors Saturday at the USD 408 Sports and Aquatic Center.

In addition, nine students had 4.0 grade-point averages, and each addressed family and friends during the ceremony. Those students were Katey Ehrlich, Kelli Hess, Alicia Maloney, Caitlyn Maloney, Lauren McLinden, Nick Meyer, Zach Robson Amanda Stuchlik and Katelyn Thierolf.

Tod Gordon, MHS principal, said seven students shared the honor of being class valedictorian.

Those students were Ehrlich, Hess, McLinden, Meyer, Robson, Stuchlik and Thierolf.

The salutatorian was Megan Davies.Ehrlich spoke about opportunities.

Local scholarships were awarded to the following students.

? Nick Meyer received the Calvin Ray Hett Memorial Scholarship. He also received the Chris Hauser and Sons Performing Arts Memorial Scholarship.

? Griffin Case received the Corey Darrow Memorial Scholarship. Darrow, who was born in 1976, died in a car accident in December 1996.

? Kelli Hess received the Dean Pippin Memorial Scholarship, which is given each year to a student pursuing a career in a vocational-technical field.

? Zach Robson and Meyer received the J.L. Ada Fruechting Memorial Scholarship, which are awarded to assist MHS graduates in pursuing education at a four-year college.

? Megan Davies received the Marion High School Alumni Scholarship, which was initiated by the Class of 1939 at its 60th anniversary reunion.

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