Lehman seniors honored at awards assembly


Provided photo Shown above are Lehman Academic Hall of Fame inductees, left to right, Elizabeth Pax, Elijah Baker, salutatorian William Hoersten, and valedictorian Jacob Schmiesing.


SIDNEY — Parents, teachers, and underclassmen applauded the Lehman Catholic High School graduating class of 2017 when the school held its annual Senior Awards Assembly to recognize academic achievement.

The top award winners were those students selected for the Lehman Academic Hall of Fame. To qualify, students must be named valedictorian or salutatorian, have a perfect 4.0 average for four years (no grade below an “A”), or receive National Merit Scholar status. This year’s class had four inductees: Valedictorian Jacob Schmiesing. Jacob is the son of Greg and Christina Schmiesing of Sidney; Salutatorian William Hoersten. Will is the son of Patrick and Jennifer Hoersten of Sidney.; Elijah Baker. Eli is the son of Cliff and Karen Baker of Piqua, and Liz Pax, Liz is the daughter of Dennis and Kris Pax of Piqua.

Each faculty member selected the top students in each subject. This year’s awards were presented to:

ART

Art Fundamentals — Brandon Simmons

BUSINESS & COMPUTERS

Intro to Business — Christopher Shepherd

Accounting I — Elijah Baker

Accounting II — Lindsey Elsner

ENGLISH

Senior English — Kyra Moos

Moody A.P. English — Jacob Schmiesing

FOREIGN LANGUAGE

Spanish IV — Jacob Schmiesing

INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY

CAD II — Isaiah Winhoven

MATH

Trig/Algebra III — Dylan Arnold

AP Calculus — Jacob Schmiesing

Statistics — Megan Neumeier

MUSIC

Band — Jacob Schmiesing

RELIGION

401 — Jacob Schmiesing

402 — Jacob Schmiesing

SCIENCE

Advanced Anatomy — Madison Hussey

A.P. Chemistry — Jacob Schmiesing

SOCIAL STUDIES

AP Government — Jacob Schmiesing

American Government — Elizabeth Pax

World Geography 105 — Madison Cline

Leadership — Kara Gillman

Each Department Chair awards a Department Medallion for the student who has the highest average of all courses taken over four years. Medallions were presented to:

ART: Seth Brown

BUSINESS-COMPUTERS: Lindsey Elsner

ENGLISH: Jacob Schmiesing

FOREIGN LANGUAGE: Jacob Schmiesing

INDUSTRIAL TECH: Isaiah Winhoven

MATHEMATICS: Jacob Schmiesing

MUSIC: William Hoersten

RELIGION: Jacob Schmiesing

SCIENCE: Jacob Schmiesing

SOCIAL SCIENCES: Jacob Schmiesing

Sidney Chapman was recognized by the faculty as the Outstanding Senior Girl. John-Henry Frantz was recognized by the faculty as the Outstanding Senior Boy. Jacob Schmiesing was chosen by his peers as the Outstanding Classmate.

Members of the National Honor Society were presented with blue and gold cords to wear with their caps and gowns: Eli Baker, Alison Briggs , Sidney Chapman, Jake Earhart, Katie Edwards, Lindsey Elsner, Hannah Fogt, John-Henry Frantz, Kara Gillman, Kate Hemm, Will Hoersten, Madison Hussey, Sarah Kramer, Wyatt Long, Megan Neumeier, Kaitrin O’Leary, Moriah Pauley, Liz Pax, Parker Riley, Joe Schemmel, Jacob Schmiesing, Theresa Schmiesing, Isaiah Winhoven

The Community Blood Center and Lehman High School recognized seniors who registered to give blood three or more times during their high school years. Twenty-seven students (66 percent of the class) received Red Cords: Renee Anthony, Eli Baker, Alison Briggs, Lexi Caulfield, Sidney Chapman, Madison Cline, Jake Earhart, Katie Edwards, John-Henry Frantz, Kara Gillman, Kate Hemm, Madison Hussey, Sarah Kramer, Blake Leffel, Wyatt Long, Kyra Moos, Megan Neumeier, Kaitrin O’Leary, Liz Pax, Parker Riley, Joe Schemmel, Jacob Schmiesing, Theresa Schmiesing, Andrew Streng, Isaiah Winhoven.

Two students received special recognition for donating blood outside of the school blood drives and totaling 16 donations: Camille Odle, 8 times; and Moriah Pauley, 8 times.

In an effort to promote “giving back” with alumni (and future alumni), the Lehman Office of Advancement and Development presented “Always a Cavalier” stoles to students who have already given a donation to guarantee that future students will be able to benefit from a Lehman education. Students were encouraged to give $20.17 in honor of their graduation year. Those receiving stoles to wear at graduation were: Megan Neumeier, Sidney Chapman, Tessa Brown, Katie Edwards, Mary-Kate Haas, Parker Riley, Lindsey Elsner, Kate Hemm, Moriah Pauley, Trey Kerrigan, Eli Baker, Hannah Fogt Kyra Moos, Jacob Schmiesing, Sarah Kramer,

Joshua Armstrong, Camille Odle, Alison Briggs, Madison Cline, Jacob Earhart, Blake Leffel

Alexis Caulfield, Chris Shepherd, Madison Hussey, John-Henry Frantz.

Jacob Earhart and Elizabeth Pax received the OHSAA Archie Griffin Sportsmanship Award. Jacob Schmiesing and Sidney Chapman received the OHSAA Scholar Athlete Award. The OHSAA Courageous Student Award was given to Christopher Shepherd. John-Henry Frantz and Katherine Edwards, received the OHSAA Award of Excellence. In addition, Wyatt Long was recognized for having earned at least 12 varsity letters in multiple sports throughout his time in high school.

In addition to the awards, a number of scholarships were presented by various organizations and by Denise Stauffer, Lehman Principal/CEO. Among those were:

SELL; HEGEMAN; ZIMMERMAN CO, LPA SCHOLARSHIP: Wyatt Long

DP&L VECTREN ENGERGY DELIVERY OF OHIO: Kate Hemm

PIQUA OPTIMIST CLUB CHUCK WAGNER MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP:

Blake Leffel and Brandon Simmons

DEACON JOHN HOLTHAUS SCHOLARSHIP: Kaitrin O’Leary and Theresa Schmiesing

PIQUA KIWANIS: Kate Hemm

THE CHUCK KOON SCHOLARSHIP: Dylan Arnold

ROBERT AND MIRIAM HARTZELL MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP: Kara Gillman

PATRICIA RECKER SCHOLARSHIP: Katherine Hemm & Brandon Simmons

PIQUA ROTARY: Kate Hemm and Brandon Simmons

CONGRESSIONAL ART AWARD: Seth Brown

MULTICULTURAL AWARD: Seth Brown

MINSTER BANK: Lindsey Elsner

FAULKNER, GARMHAUSEN, KEISTER & SHENK: John-Henry Frantz

SCOTT FAMILY McDONALDS RAY KROC AWARD: Brandon Simmons

NEWMAN CLUB – ENGLISH AWARD: Jacob Schmiesing

PIQUA AMERICAN LEGION ERNEST JOHNS AWARD: Liz Pax

JIM LANTZ MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP: Katie Edwards

D.J. & S.A. SMITH BUSINESS SCHOLARSHIP: Lindsey Elsner

SISTER GINNY SCHEER SCIENCE SCHOLARSHIP: Jacob Schmiesing

SIDNEY AMERICAN LEGION POST 217: Sidney Chapman

HARTZELL-NORRIS CHARITABLE TRUST SCHOLARSHIP: Parker Riley

BILL – MARILYN KINGSEED SCHOLARSHIP: Will Hoersten

CELESTIN GIGANDET SCHOLARSHIP: Chris Shepherd, Megan Neumeier & Joshua Armstrong

FIRST NATIONAL BANK OF NEW BREMEN: Sarah Kramer

WILLIAM A. ROSS JR. SCHOLARSHIP: Kara Gillman

KAUFFMAN FAMILY SCHOLARSHIP: Katie Edwards

MARK WURM BUSINESS SCHOLARSHIP: Blake Leffel

THE THOMAS E. GIVEN FAMILY SCHOLARSHIP: Kara Gillman

LUNDGARD SCHOLARSHIPS: Liz Pax, Lexi Caulfied, Eli Baker, Brandon Simmons, Blake Leffel, Kate Hemm, Wyatt Long.

ROBERT F GROVER MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP: Isaiah Winhoven

MARY AGNES BRANDEWIE SCHOLARSHIP: Jacob Schmiesing

RUESE INSURANCE AGENCY SCHOLARSHIP: Kaitrin O’Leary

KIWANIS CLUB OF SIDNEY SCHOLARSHIP: Kaitrin O’Leary

J. RICHARD HARRIS JOURNALISM SCHOLARSHIP: Theresa Schmiesing

ALICE DILLWORTH SCHOLARSHIP: Joe Schemmel

LOLA DETRICK CARMONY MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP: Jacob Schmiesing

Principal/CEO Denise Stauffer presided over the awards assembly. Assistant Principal Pete Dunlap led the invocation. Awards were organized and presented by Guidance Counselors Kate Schulze and Kim Koverman.

Provided photo Shown above are Lehman Academic Hall of Fame inductees, left to right, Elizabeth Pax, Elijah Baker, salutatorian William Hoersten, and valedictorian Jacob Schmiesing.
http://www.dailycall.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/30/2017/05/web1_Academic-Hall-of-Fame.jpgProvided photo Shown above are Lehman Academic Hall of Fame inductees, left to right, Elizabeth Pax, Elijah Baker, salutatorian William Hoersten, and valedictorian Jacob Schmiesing.