HCPS Honors 67 Top Scholars in Class of 2024

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Sixty-seven of Henderson County Public Schools’ highest-achieving graduating seniors were honored Thursday, May 2nd, during the 2023-24 Top Scholars Banquet at Blue Ridge Community College and sponsored by AdventHealth. Held annually for 20 years, the Top Scholars ceremony recognizes academic and athletic successes and strong leadership of seniors at the top of their classes.

“HCPS is proud to honor these 67 scholars who have gone above and beyond throughout their high school careers. They have set themselves apart from the crowd,” said Superintendent Mark R. Garrett. “These young men and women have excelled, not only academically, but also in service to their schools and communities. We know they will positively impact the world around them.”

This year, the top three students from Henderson County Career Academy and Henderson County Early College, the top 15 students from Hendersonville High, North Henderson High, and East Henderson High, and top 16 students from West Henderson High were honored.

As a group, this year’s cohort of Top Scholars received $1,191,000 in college grants and scholarships, had an average 4.37 GPA and 27.1 ACT score, and volunteered at more than 85 organizations and nonprofits in Western North Carolina, the Upstate, and beyond. Fifty-three of the 67 Top Scholars are originally from North Carolina, and 49 plan to continue their education in the state.

The 2024 Top Scholars from each school:

East Henderson High

Alexander Mckinnley Bressler; Madison Jade Corn; Raegan Brooke Edwards; Adessa Shae Fisher; Jeffrey Tanner Floyd; Haley Rebecca Heatherly; Patricia Evie Holbrook; Benjamin Connor Hunnicutt; Daniel Attila Lajos; Chloe Brooke Lively; Lindsey Grace Osborne; Kavya Rajesh Patel; Ayden Bryce Sumner; Wyatt Nathaniel Taylor; Riley Kenneth Wilkie.

Henderson County Career Academy 

Aileen Marisol Carcamo; Joshua Cole Leng; Alexander Lucas McDonald.

Henderson County Early College

Daryna Lobach; Jarely Ramirez Bermejo; Jennifer Robles Hernandez.

Hendersonville High

Noelle Elizabeth Benjamin; Aiden Bailey Chacon; Kai Elisabeth Clark; Catherine Beck Egolf; Greta Rene Gardo; Kacee Mae Glynn; Jackie Hernandez; Bradyn Elliott Hubert; Eden Olivia Johnson; Ella Katherine McClintic; Alessa Jordan Osteen; Bryson Cartwright Reid; Ramsey Brown Ross; Joseph Javier Sanchez; Andy Sun.

North Henderson High 

Sarah Joy Gilbert; Elizabeth Margaret Graham; Aidan Gregory Macdonald; Luis Andres Magana-Fabian; Leiann Brooke Marshall; Avari Reece McMinn; Ryan Brody Paitsel; Allyson Grace Peatman; Bailey Elizabeth Rowe; Echo Schwab; Chloe Olivia Smith; Peyton Renee Taylor; Ava Mariel Vanness; Emily Laine Weaver; Talia Grace Webster.

West Henderson High 

Emory Taylor Atwell; Leland Cosmo Biskup; Amerie Malingin Delfin; Lindsay Nicole Hall; Carson McCoy Hood; Ellory Addison Johnson; Kaylie Shea Phillips; Livia Grayson Price; Morgan Elizabeth Rawlins; Aidan Daniel Reynolds; Emily Robin Rhodes; Rourke Owen Sullivan; Noah James Toler; Jenna Noelle Watson; Benjamin Madison Weaver; Roy David Whitaker.