Signing Day honors academic success


PHS recognizes scholarship winners

By Sam Wildow - swildow@aimmedianetwork.com



Mike Ullery | Daily Call Chloe Clark, seated, was one of 40 Piqua High School seniors to sign Academic Letters of Intent to continue their education after high school at a signing event at the school on Wednesday. Pictured with Chloe are her parents, Chris Clark and Brandi Lawson, and Guidance Counselor Georgia Huntsman along with PHS Principal Rob Messick.


PIQUA — Knowledge is power, and for some local students, knowledge is giving them the power to go to college and pursue their dream careers.

Piqua High School (PHS) held their 2017 Academic Signing Day Wednesday afternoon in their auditorium, honoring students who earned academic scholarships.

“Today we’re here to recognize over 40 students, ” Principal Rob Messick said. “These students have all received academic scholarships at various universities. All of these students have exceeded all my expectations.”

Prior to the beginning of the ceremony, a slide show displayed various photos of the students participating in a wide variety school activities as well.

“As you can tell, we have cheered for these kids — these 40 wonderful students — quite often throughout their career,” Messick said. “They’re involved in sports, show choir, band, every activity we have. They have pretty much figured out how to balance their lives and they can be so strong academically plus involved in our high school.”

Senior Assistant Principal Darrell Hite read through the list of students being recognized one by one, allowing parents to join each student as they signed their Academic Letters of Intent. Messick and Guidance Counselor Georgia Huntsman also joined each student as they signed their Academic Letters of Intent.

PHS Signing Day participants along with their intended colleges and majors, if mentioned, included:

• Jazmen Allen, Central State

• Dylon Bayman, University of Kentucky, animal science

• Kenna Bell, Defiance College, exercise science major

• Elijah Bloom, Otterbein University, nursing

• Jordan Booker, Ohio State University, neuroscience

• Ashley Brading, Wright State University, early childhood education

• Chloe Clark, University of Dayton, psychology

• Allison Cox, Bowling Green State University, education

• Tristen Cox, Elon University, education

• Madison Curtner, University of Urbana, education

• Kaitlyn Evans, College of Wooster, neuroscience and chemistry

• Tristin Foos, Wittenberg University, music education

• Amantha Garpiel, Bowling Green State University

• Ross Geuy, Ohio State University, computer science and engineering

• Alexis Gordon, Sinclair Community College, dental hygiene program

• Lauren Gray, Edison State Community College, physical therapy

• Emma Hamilton, Ohio University, graphic design

• Ashley Ho, North Carolina State, psychology

• Juliya Hsiang, Ohio State University, health and rehabilitation science

• Jovaughn Hudgins, Bowling Green State University, music education

• Dakota Iddings, Wright State University, mechanical engineering

• Jonathan Irvin, Ohio State University

• Kayla Jones, Miami University, biology

• Anna Klopfenstein, Campbell University, pharmacy

• Ash Kolsky, Bowling Green State University, forensic investigation

• Dylan A. Martin, Bowling Green State University, computer science

• Andrew Mayse, West Point Military Academy, mechanical engineering

• Nathan Monnin, Kent State University, business

• Bridgette Montgomery, Bluffton University, journalism

• Kelsey Painter, American Music and Dramatic Academy, musical theatre

• Caleb Patton, Case Western University, biomedical engineering

• Alexandra Popp, Bowling Green State University, sports management

• Gregory Reyes, Ohio State University, computer science and engineering

• James Rohrback, Bowling Green State University, criminal justice

• Ainsleigh Spradlin, Manchester University, psychology

• Darien Tipps-Clemons, Michigan State

• Corinne Tisher, University of Toledo, biochemistry and pre-med

• Hannah Vangorden, Manchester University, criminal justice

• Maya Vulcan, Miami University, biochemistry

• Shelby Warren, Ohio State University, human nutrition

• Claire Went, University of Kentucky, nursing

• Benjamin Willoughby, University of Toledo

• Blake Wright, Ohio Christian University, sports management

• Willis Young, Ohio State University, English and political science

Mike Ullery | Daily Call Chloe Clark, seated, was one of 40 Piqua High School seniors to sign Academic Letters of Intent to continue their education after high school at a signing event at the school on Wednesday. Pictured with Chloe are her parents, Chris Clark and Brandi Lawson, and Guidance Counselor Georgia Huntsman along with PHS Principal Rob Messick.
http://www.dailycall.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/30/2017/05/web1_051017mju_phs_academicsigning.jpgMike Ullery | Daily Call Chloe Clark, seated, was one of 40 Piqua High School seniors to sign Academic Letters of Intent to continue their education after high school at a signing event at the school on Wednesday. Pictured with Chloe are her parents, Chris Clark and Brandi Lawson, and Guidance Counselor Georgia Huntsman along with PHS Principal Rob Messick.
PHS recognizes scholarship winners

By Sam Wildow

swildow@aimmedianetwork.com

Reach Sam Wildow at swildow@aimmedianetwork.com or (937) 451-3336

Reach Sam Wildow at swildow@aimmedianetwork.com or (937) 451-3336