Seniors from Bradshaw Mountain and Prescott High Schools with a 4.0 grade point average were honored at the Prescott Sunrise Lions Banquet at the Stoneridge Bar and Grill. The banquet began at 6:00pm, with Lions President Elect Tony Humphrey welcoming the students and their families. The pledge of allegiance was led by 93 year-old Al Cheney, who has been a Lion for over 30 years. Brittany Cleveland, from Bradshaw Mountain High School, sung the National Anthem. The invocation was conducted by Katie Bradstrett, a student at Prescott High School.
The keynote address was given by Reverend Dr. Daniel Storvick, who congratulated the students, but gave much recognition to the parents who have encouraged their students to be their best. The audience was captivated with his story about teaching children right and wrong, and being the best "you", you can be.
The evening ended with President David Snyder and Dr. Storvick presenting certificates and medals to each student. Here are those students who were honored that evening.
Congratulations to the following 4.0 students:
Joe Aldridge, Cassidy Ball, Shea Baxter, Cassandra Beswick, Haley Bossen, Athena Bowman, Katie Bradstreet, Tycien Chaney, Jaclyn Cherry, Dacie Clark,Brittany Cleveland, Odessa Clugston, Emma Dahl, Dylan Darr, Rachel Davidson-Knapp, Fabiola Espinoza-Rangel, Christain Fernandez, Jessica Fitzgerald, Chase Gardiner, Hadley Habeck, Caliegh Howard, Casey Huntley, Staci Irvine, Carl Irwin, Jessica Jellison, Elizabeth Johnson, Sterling Johnson, Cailey Kreikemeier, Kolton Leffler, Joshua Lewis, Peter Lewis, Broc MacFee, Heidi Madler, Jeffrey Malone, Mikaela Maneely, Brittany Miles, Kylie Morris, Malia Peraza, Isaac Rounseville, Taylor Satterlee. Trystin Schaffer, Tyler Silva, Kirsten Smith, Kimberly Spencer, Jacky Tam, Youyu Tan, Madallena Tharp, Jessyca Thomas, Grace Timpany, Alyssa Turner, Sarah Wadsworth, William Waidelich, Cody Walker, Macklin Walters, Denise Williams, Naomi Worob.
The Prescott Sunrise Lions support many projects in the area. In addition to the 4.0 Honors Recognition Dinner, they support School Nurse Needs, Student Eye Care, Czech Republic Student Exchange, Vocational Scholarships, Yavapai Family Advocacy Center, Yavapai Exceptional Industries/Antelope Point, Big Smiles Youth Dental Care, Lions Sight and Hearing Foundation, Leader Dog School, Camp Tatiyee Summer Programs for Disabled Youth, HUSD Recycling Project, Prescott's Women Shelter, Flags for First Graders, Yavapai County Education Foundation, Education Scholarship Endowment of Yavapai County, and the Del E. Webb Family Enrichment Center. For more information click on the links below.