HENDERSONVILLE, N.C. (May 30, 2019) — Sixty-six of Henderson County Public Schools’ highest-achieving graduating seniors were honored May 30 during the 2018-19 Top Scholars Banquet at Blue Ridge Community College. Held annually for 15 years, the Top Scholars ceremony recognizes the academic and athletic successes and strong leadership of seniors at the top of their classes.
This year, the top three students from Henderson County Career Academy and Henderson County Early College, and the top 15 students from Hendersonville High, West Henderson High, North Henderson High, and East Henderson High were recognized by parents, principals, senior counselors, School Board members, HCPS Administration and keynote speaker Joel Benson (Owner of Chick-Fil-A of Hendersonville) during the banquet.
As a group, this year’s cohort of Top Scholars received a total of $3,074,675 in college scholarships, had an average 4.59 GPA and 28 ACT score, and volunteered at more than 75 organizations and nonprofits in Western North Carolina, the Upstate, and beyond. Forty of the 66 Top Scholars are originally from North Carolina, and 41 are attending colleges and universities in the state.
Henderson County Career Academy
Justin Bush, Aubri Laird, Ariela Ruiz
Henderson County Early College
Ryan Good, Jonathan Robert (JR) Gregoire, McKenzie Trantham
East Henderson High
Christiaan Ballard, Keegan Edge, Sarah Erwin, Adelaide Haack, Elias Hord, Judy Laughter, Sierra Lindsey, Natalie Mann, Deanna McCrary, Elizabeth Morgan, Ryan Osteen, Tyler Pace, Sonali Patel, Emma Pope, Kayla Ramey
Sage Albert, Benjamin Beeker, Erika Collado, Caitlin Conroy, Alexa Goble, Michaela Kolarova, Parker Newman, Hunter Pierson, Cecilia Rasco, Samuel Ray-Alverson, Mia Salvaggio, Justin Schedivy, Caroline Shealy, Jacqueline Siverly, Christopher Tavernier
North Henderson High
Emily Baird, Annaliese Baldwin, Haley Bullman, Taylor Calloway, Tyler Crawford, Jared Ellis, Annette Gregoire, Gerrit Hansen, Mariana Jimenez, Jaret Jystad, Hillary Kim, Marco Rojas, Ashton Tan, Hunter White, Emily Williams
West Henderson High
Kennedy-Claire Boline, Bryn Bowen, Casey Brown, Jordan Chambliss, Timothy Dorn, Moriah Fender, Darby Fisher, Sianna Gordon, Kathryn King, Benjamin Olinger, Julia Perrotta, Ryan Santiago, Claire Shrader, Ashley Smith, Bartel Van Oostendorp