HCPS Honors 67 Top Scholars in Class of 2022

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Sixty-seven of Henderson County Public Schools’ highest-achieving graduating seniors were honored Thursday, May 26, during the 2021-22 Top Scholars Banquet at Blue Ridge Community College. Held annually for 18 years, the Top Scholars ceremony recognizes the academic and athletic successes and strong leadership of seniors at the top of their classes.

Last year, Top Scholars celebrations were held at individual high schools throughout the county due to capacity restrictions from the COVID-19 pandemic – which canceled the 2020 event altogether. Yesterday, student, families, and administrators were thrilled to join together once again under one roof for the traditional banquet at Blue Ridge.

This year, the top three students from Henderson County Career Academy, top four students from Henderson County Early College, and the top 15 students from Hendersonville High, North Henderson High, East Henderson High, and West Henderson High were honored.

As a group, this year’s cohort of Top Scholars received a total of $1,752,918 in college grants and scholarships, had an average 4.43 GPA and 27.5 ACT score, and volunteered at more than 85 organizations and nonprofits in Western North Carolina, the Upstate, and beyond. Forty-four of the 66 Top Scholars are originally from North Carolina, and 50 plan to continue their education in the state.

East Henderson High
Ivan Acosta
Hutson Callender
Jacob Collins
Tyler Cuthbert
Noah Fischer
Kasey Jones
Micah Marr
Aidan McAlister
Allison Pridmore
Nathaniel Rhodes
Mycah Syverson
Kylie Varnadore
James Whelchel
Asher Wise
Ana Zamora-Ledesma
H.C. Career Academy
Brooke Hawver
Alexander Hoewischer
Cameron Mason


Hendersonville High
Lily Andresen-Simmons
Luc Benjamin
Grace Currin
Madelyn Hill
Anne Jones
Taryn Keyzer
Ava Moss
Emma Otten
Ryan Polk
Ryan Seward
Langdon Shealy
Miller Sparks
Ryssa Staudt
Cooper Wilson
Vanessa Wingard

H.C. Early College
Lisbet Alvarez
Ella Neve
Aliz Ortiz-Lopez
Sidney Rowland

North Henderson High
Irem Agan
Benjamin Cooper
Phoebe Cruz
Riley Elliott
Brynna Gilbert
Glennin Hansen
Jadyn Hicks
Arriana Minton
Jose Perez
Brendan Rich
Joseph Searcy
Viviana Smith Rodrigues
Jonathan Torres-Tomas
Madison White
Celeste Young

West Henderson High
Jackson Carrington
Emily Chambliss
Marissa Detwiler
Jackson Duchesne
Samantha Ehrnsberger
Jacob Hirshberg
Audrey Hood
Laurel Jennings
Hailey Kasney
Ava Kilpatrick
Caitlyn O’Kelly
Danielle Osteen
Addison Russell
Amanda Jane Whiting
Lauren Young


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