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2016 DCHS Awards Assembly was held Wednesday, May 11. Thousands of dollars in scholarships were given to the Class of 2016.
Dane G. Hansen Scholarships - Kelly Brown, Kade Grafel, Jonathon Howland, Emily Larson, Alexandra Waterman, Grace Randel, Ashley Witt, Konnor Witt
Pete Henry Scholarships - Kelly Brown, Kade Grafel, Alexandra Waterman, Keagen
Blau, Jonathon Howland, Emily Larson, Noah Nelson, Myles Sheaffer, Andrew Wade, KeAnn Jacobs, Konnor Witt
Colonel Townsend K-State Scholarships – Kade Grafel, Myles Sheaffer
Colonel Townsend 2-Year Scholarships -Jonathon Howland, Andrew Wade, Alexandra Waterman
Jody Fredrickson Nursing Scholarship – Ashley Witt
Decatur Community Scholarships – Kelly Brown, Alexandra Waterman
Betts Family Scholarship – Noah Nelson
Glen L. and Edna Mott Memorial Scholarship – Konnor Witt
Charlie Corcoran Rotary Scholarships – Andrew Wade, Emily Larson
Oberlin Rotary Scholarships – Jonathon Howland and Alexandra Waterman
Art Department Presentation from the Emily Shobe Memorial Art Scholarship - $1,000 to the Oberlin Art Department
Pheasants Forever Scholarship – Andrew Wade
Oberlin Jaycees Education Scholarship – Keagen Blau, Andrew Wade
Sherri Ruf Memorial Scholarship – Jonathon Howland
Masonic Lodge Essay Winners- Alexandra Waterman, Konnor Witt
Elsie C. Robinson 4-H Scholarship – Keagen Blau
Lora Marietta Memorial ROTC Scholarship - Myles Sheaffer
National Merit Scholarship – Commended Students – Kade Grafel and Jonathon Howland
KBOR Certificates for Exceptional Academic Performance – Kade Grafel, Jonathon Howland, Alexandra Waterman
KBOR Recommended Curriculum Completers and State Scholars – Kelly Brown, Kade Grafel, Jonathon Howland
Certificate for Outstanding Achievement – KSHSAA - Kelly Brown, Kade Grafel, Jonathon Howland, Alexandra Waterman, Adrian Chambers, Luke Koerperich
Vo-Ag – Myles Sheaffer, Konnor Witt
Digital Media – Jonathon Howland, Alexandra Waterman
Spanish – Kelly Brown, Kade Grafel, Jonathon Howland
Industrial Arts – Justice Harris, Noah Nelson
Journalism – Kaitlynn Fisher
Theater – Alexandra Waterman
Forensics – Jonathon Howland
Art – Kelly Brown, Meghan Davies, Kaitlynn Fisher, Emma Green, Kassidie Jensen
Aquarius Education Scholarships – Keagen Blau, Konnor Witt
Decatur Professional Women Scholarships – Keagen Blau, Andrew Wade, Morgan Jansonius, Nora Urban
Class of 1971 Scholarship – Kelly Brown, Bryson Wesley
Lions’ Club Scholarships - Keagen Blau, Andrew Wade
Decatur Coop Scholarships – Kaitlynn Fisher, KeAnn Jacobs, Konnor Witt
Goldie and Clara Scott Memorial Scholarships – Kassidie Jensen and Alexandra Waterman
American Legion Auxiliary Scholarships – KeAnn Jacobs, Emily Larson, Nora Urban
Corey Cook Memorial Scholarship – Myles Sheaffer
American Legion Scholarship – Kassidie Jensen
Sons of the American Legion Scholarship - Kassidie Jensen
Alif Be Khe Scholarships – Kelly Brown, Kade Grafel, Jonathon Howland, Noah Nelson, Myles Sheaffer, Alexandra Waterman, Konnor Witt
Archie & Lola Hamilton Science Scholarships – Kade Grafel. Jonathon Howland
Monty Mockry Memorial Award – Bryson Wesley
Kyle Mines Wrestling Scholarship - Bryson Wesley
Erik Erickson Scholarship - Konnor Witt
Leigh Davis Memorial Scholarship – Alexandra Waterman
PEO Senior Girl Awards - Alexandra Waterman
Gertrude & Cloyd B. Railsback Memorial Scholarship - Alexandra Waterman
Teachers’ Association Scholarship - Alexandra Waterman
KU Love Scholarship – Jonathon Howland
I Dare You Leadership Awards – Tabor Erickson, Jillian Peters
John Bearley Memorial Scholarship – Kaitlynn Fisher
Howard and Irene Benton Scholarship - Kaitlynn Fisher
Cliff and Avis (Willcoxon) Davis Memorial Scholarship – Kassidie Jensen
James Buchholz Memorial Scholarship – Nolan Henningson
National Honor Society Medallions – Kade Grafel, Jonathon Howland
Perfect Attendance Awards – Jonathon Howland (3 years), Andrew Wade (3 years), Dante Robertson (3 years), Keitra Klima (3 years), Sonya Capps, Faith Meitl, Jean Soderlund
Scholarship Awards (3.4 – 3.99 GPA for first three quarters) – Keagen Blau, Kelly Brown, Emma Green, Kassidie Jensen,
Noah Nelson, Myles Sheaffer, Andrew Wade, Alexandra Waterman, Konnor Witt, Adrian Chambers, Max Diederich, Tabor Erickson, Gatlin Hissong, Jeff Juenemann, Luke Koerperich, Kole Breth, Kel Grafel, Emily Howland, Meghan Lohoefener, Stacia Russ, Kaylen Ashley, Clayton Carter, Zac Corbett, Alex Hayward, Maddie Johnson, Dani Rouse, Cindy Sheaffer
Principal’s Awards 4.0 GPA for the first three quarters) – Kade Grafel, Jonathon Howland, Zeke Jimenez, Isabel Grafel, Faith Meitl, Kaden O’Hare
Dale Dennis Citizenship Award – Andrew Wade
KSHSAA Citizenship Awards – Myles Sheaffer, Alexandra Waterman
Click on the images to see more pictures of the seniors when they were students at OES.
My, how they've grown!
The students at Oberlin Elementary School celebrated Children's Book Week in a variety of ways. The week began with some of the High School drama students acting out a narrated reading of the book "Hooray For Hats". Later in the week students and staff were encouraged to wear a favorite hat. One afternoon the entire school went outside to read their favorite book.
Teachers planned special reading activities in their classrooms to promote the week.
A "Poem Walk" provided the students another chance to enjoy the beautiful weather as they walked around town reading poems that had been posted in various places. Friday morning the students were entertained by the Jazz Band and Singers. Cookies and other prizes were awarded to the students encouraging all students to continue reading this week and throughout the summer.
Jeff Juenemann and Tabor Erickson continued Oberlin’s dominance in improvised duet acting at the state speech tournament. For the fifth year in a row, the DCHS Speech Team has a state champion team in IDA. This year it was Jeff and Tabor’s turn to win the gold.
State Speech was held at Bishop Carroll High School in Wichita on Saturday, April 30.
According to Coach Ladd Wendelin Jeff and Tabor were ahead of the game from the beginning, earning a first, second and first in preliminaries, straight ones across the board in the semi-finals and a grand finish with a first, second, and first in finals. “Throughout the day, they were ahead of the pack in the rankings,” said Coach Wendelin. “The judges complimented Jeff on his keen use of physical comedy, while Tabor was the perfect ‘straight man’ to Jeff's wacky characters.”
Also competing at state were freshmen Faith Meitl and Jean Soderlund in duet acting. According to Coach Wendelin, Jean and Faith's duet did very well in preliminaries, finishing third, second, and fourth. They broke into semi-finals, where they earned a fifth, seventh and a third-place finish. “While they did not break into finals, they should be commended for an outstanding job and making it that far in the competition,” said Coach Wendelin. “Their chemistry and dynamism consistently impressed judges. They're quite a pair.”
Jonathon Howland and Tristen Davis also qualified for state, Jonathon in extemporaneous speaking and Tristen in oration.
Coach Wendelin said the team started strong out of the gate, and by second round, everyone had either a second or third place rating in their round. “Jonathon and Tristen were a bit shaky first and third rounds, respectively, and did not break into semi-finals,” said Coach Wendelin. Jonathon had a strong first round earning a second place, a third-place second round, and sixth in the third round. Tristen earned a sixth place in the first round, third place in the second round and fifth place in the round.
“We have a great group of kids, and it has been a pleasure working with them,” said Mr. Wendelin.
The Speech Team will celebrate the end of a successful season with the Evening of Forensics on Friday at 7 p.m. in the DCHS library. Awards will be handed out, refreshments provided, and the team will perform their pieces.
Morgan Jansonius and Ganon Henningson were back-to-back IDA state champions in 2014 and 2015. In 2013, Molly Jansonius and Kaine Fredrickson were state champions, and in 2012, Cassidy Shields and Matt Glading were the state IDA champions. Jeff and Tabor are the fifth straight pair from Oberlin to win the state title.
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