Smith-Cotton High School held its annual Senior Awards program for the Class of 2017 on May 3. The following seniors were offered awards and scholarships, totaling about $3.3 million:

Sedalia School District 200

Drake Allen – SFCC Career & Technical Center Graphic Design Certificate of Completion, Dual Credit and NOCTI Certificate of Completion .
Jeralyn Allen – U.S. Air Force Tuition Assistance
Jordan Anderson-Morris – SFCC Career & Technical Center Machine Tool Certificate of Participation & NIMS Certification.
Margarita Antonova – Missouri Army National Guard tuition assistance; University of Missouri Excellence Award
Florencia Aonzo – Drury University Presidential Scholarship & Endowed Scholarship; St. Louis University Dean’s Scholarship; Missouri University Diversity Award, Isabelle Wade Lyda Scholarship & Marie M. and Harry L. Smith Scholarship.
Steven Balch – SFCC Career & Technical Center Welding Certificate of Completion , AWS SENSE Program & NOCTI Certificate of Completion .
Saarah Baldinger – University of Central Missouri Red & Black Scholarship.
Liam Barman – SFCC Career & Technical Center Electrical & Power Certificate of Completion and Dual Credit.
Taylor Beebe – Bright Flight; University of Missouri Chancellors Award, Marie M. and Harry L. Smith Scholarship and Alumni Association Agency Scholarship; Missouri Western State University President’s Academic Scholarship; Missouri State University Board of Governor’s Scholarship; Bill G. Arnold Scholarship; Franklin Family Scholarship; Larry & Donna Howard Memorial Scholarship; H. W. Harris Scholarship; McCarthy Toyota Scholarship; Outstanding Senior Girl Award.
Sarah Bergman – Missouri State University Board of Governors Scholarship; University of Central Missouri Red & Black Scholarship; Lindenwood University Outstanding Soloist; S-C Alumni Scholarship; Franklin Family Scholarship.
Kaytlin Blatterman – Leona Schenewark Larson & Pauline Schenewark Wheeler Scholarship.
Brooklyn Boeschen – University of Central Missouri Red & Black Scholarship; Central Methodist University Dean’s Scholarship; Rockhurst University Knapp Scholarship & the Hawk Fund; Sharon Maggard –Mateja Memorial Scholarship; McDonalds/Marshall Family Scholarship.
Alyson Brock – University of Central Missouri Red & Black Scholarship; Truman State University TruMerit Scholarship, President’s Honorary Scholarship & A+ Recognition Scholarship; Chris Egdorf Scholarship.
Jacob Brown – S-C Football Booster Club Scholarship.
Kaylee Brown – Missouri State University Promise Scholarship.
Kelsey Brown – SFCC Career & Technical Center Early Childhood Certificate of Participation, Dual Credit and CDA Training Completion Certificate.
Ty Burks – Montgomery GI Bill
Allison Burton – S-C Alumni Scholarship .
Jacob Carver – SFCC Mascot Textbook Scholarship and Theatre Scholarship.
Jessica Coble – SFCC Athletic Scholarship; ST. Louis Community College Athletic Scholarship: Metropolitan Community College Athletic Scholarship .
Theron Cole – University of Missouri Excellence Award; Marie M. & Harry L. Smith Scholarship; Truman State University TruMerit Scholarship , President’s Honorary Scholarship , A+ Recognition Scholarship; Missouri State University Board of Governor’s Scholarship .
Noah Cooper – S-C Football Booster Club Scholarship .
Celina Corona – SFCC Cheerleading Scholarship .
Ava Cox – University of South Carolina Flinn Scholars Award; University of Colorado-Boulder Chancellor’s Achievement Scholarship .
Max Diaz – McCarthy Toyota Scholarship .
Zachary Dick – SFCC Career & Technical Center Automotive Certificate of Completion, ASE Student Certification in Brakes, Engine Performance, Electrical & Suspension & Steering; Skip Barber Racing Academy Scholarship .
Ryan Dillon – SFCC Career & Technical Center Machine Tool Certificate of Participation, Dual Credit & NIMS Certification.
Kirsten Durrill – SFCC Career & Technical Center Health Occupations Certificate of Achievement, Dual Credit & Career Passport .
Emily Edwards – University of Central Missouri Red & Black Scholarship ; West Central Area Local Special Educators Scholarship; S-C Choral Society Scholarship .
Mira Freeman – University of Central Missouri Red & Black Scholarship .
David Gamber – Montgomery GI Bill.
Derek Gehlken – Bill Barton Scholarship.
Zachary Gerlach – S-C Football Booster Club Scholarship; SFCC Marsha Drennon Endowed Music Scholarship.
Ashley Grotzinger – University of Central Missouri Red & Black Scholarship; Baker’s University Honors Scholarship; Columbia College Dean’s Excellence Scholarship and Track & Field Scholarship; Franklin Family Scholarship; Skyline Elementary PTA Scholarship; Smith-Cotton Junior High PTA Scholarship.
Blake Grupe – Arkansas State University – A State Pride Scholarship; Larry & Donna Howard Memorial Scholarship; McCarthy Toyota Scholarship; S-C Boys Soccer Booster Club Scholarship.
Annie Guier – University of Indiana Dean’s Scholarship; McCarthy Toyota Scholarship.
Ryan Hankins – U.S. Marines Tuition Assistance.
Kobe Hawkins – SFCC Music Department Textbook Scholarship.
Kali Heavener – McCarthy Toyota Scholarship.
Mikayla Hermanson – University of Missouri CAFNR Scholarship & Curators Scholar Award; University of Central Missouri Red & Black Scholarship; Central Methodist University Track & University Scholarship and Eagle Select Scholarship; Drury University Presidential Scholarship and Track & Field Scholarship; Missouri State University Board of Governor’s Scholarship; Morris K. Byrum Memorial Scholarship; Rob Parkhurst Memorial Scholarship; McCarthy Toyota Scholarship.
Blair Higgins – SFCC Career & Technical Center Early Childhood Certificate of Achievement, Dual Credit, Career and Technical Education Scholarship, CDA Training Completion Certificate, Career Passport.
Ethan Hisle – Bright Flight; Missouri University of Science & Technology Curators Scholarship, Excellence Scholarship and University Scholarship.
Rachel Huffman – University of Central Missouri Red & Black Scholarship .
John Luke Husong – C. H. & Pauline Joy Scholarship; Sedalia Community Educator’s Association Scholarship; Skyline Elementary PTA Scholarship.
Mikhail Husyev – University of Central Missouri Red & Black Scholarship; S-C Outstanding Senior Boy Award.
Victoria Jacobi – University of Central Missouri Red & Black Scholarship.
Asia Johnson – Academy of Salon Professionals Scholarship.
Gavin Jones – SFCC Baseball Scholarship; Coach Ross Dey Baseball Scholarship; Sedalia Community Educator’s Association Scholarship; Dairy Queen and Steak & Shake Scholarship.
Madeline Kindle – McDonalds/Marshall Family Scholarship.
Taylor King – University of North Texas Excellence Scholarship; Rockhurst University
Knapp Scholarship.
Madison Knight – S-C TIMPO Instrumental Music Scholarship
Michael Laster – SFCC Career & Technical Center Building Trades Certificate of Achievement, CareerSafe Certificate.
Joshua Lauer – University of Missouri Excellence Award.
Joshua Lewis – U.S. Army Tuition Assistance.
William Lutjen – Chris Egdorf Scholarship; Heber Hunt PTA Scholarship; SFCC Career & Technical Center Electrical & Power Certificate of Achievement, Dual Credit, NOCTI Certificate of Completion, Career Passport.
Alberto Madrid – University of Missouri Kansas City Chancellor’s Scholar Award and Achievement Award; JROTC Booster Club Scholarship.
Avery Mather – Northwest Missouri State University Scholar; Glenn M. (Mack) Kell & Dorothy M. (Pierce) Kell Music Scholarship; Major Saver Scholarship.
Hannah May – SFCC Leona Schenewark Larson & Pauline Schenewark Wheeler Scholarship; SFCC Career & Technical Center Graphic Design Certificate of Achievement, Dual Credit.
Baxter Mays – Allen County Community College Baseball Scholarship; Southwest Baptist University Baseball Scholarship; Coach Ross Dey Baseball Scholarship; Franklin Family Scholarship; Sedalia School District #200 Foundation Scholarship; Skip Schulz Scholarship; McCarthy Toyota Scholarship; Horace Mann PTA Scholarship.
Chelsea McMullin – Central Methodist University Alumni, Spirit Squad and Sibling Scholarship.
Blanca Melgar – JROTC Booster Club Scholarship.
Rachael Meyer – Johnson & Wales University Presidential Academic Scholarship, FBLA Scholarship and Johnson & Wales Grant; Paul Smith’s College Presidential Scholarship; Joe Arbisi Memorial Scholarship; Jane McCurdy Dugan Memorial Scholarship.
Thomas Meyer – SFCC Career & Technical Center Automotive Certificate of Completion, ASE Student Certification in Brakes, Engine Performance, Electrical & Suspension & Steering.
Alyssa Miller – University of San Francisco Tuition Grant and Provost’s Achievement Scholarship; University of California Santa Cruz VGRD Award; S-C Junior High PTA Scholarship.
Zachery Morrison – Kansas State Engineering Missouri Reciprocal Award.
Carlie Morris – SFCC Career & Technical Center Early Childhood Certificate of Completion, Dual Credit & CDA Training Completion Certificate.
Zackary Murdock – SFCC Career & Technical Center Building Trades Certificate of Participation & Dual Credit.
Martin Nash – SFCC Career & Technical Center Graphic Design Certificate of Completion.
Megan Osburn – Sedalia Lions Club Scholarship.
Courtney Pettigrew – SFCC Career & Technical Center Graphic Design Certificate of Achievement.
Shamar Pinkett – Ottawa University Athletic Scholarship for Track& Field.
Brianna Pollitt – University of Missouri Marie M. & Harry L. Smith Scholarship.
Michala Pulliam – Missouri Western University Access Missouri Program Grant; Iowa Wesleyan University Dean’s Scholarship; Culver-Stockton College Promise Scholarship; Graceland University Graceland Scholarship; University of Illinois at Chicago: Chicago Grant.
Eidan Ragus – University of Central Missouri Red & Black Scholarship.
Jodie Rapp – University of Missouri Mary M. & Harry L. Smith Scholarship; Rob Parkhurst Memorial Scholarship; Mark Shelby Memorial Scholarship.
Phillip Ream – SFCC Career & Technical Center Graphic Design Certificate of Achievement, Dual Credit, NOCTI Certificate of Completion & Career Passport .
Kayla Reed – Dale Blatterman Memorial Scholarship.
Jared Rosenbarker – SFCC Career & Technical Center Automotive Certificate of Participation, Dual Credit, ASE Student Certification in Brakes, Engine Performance, Electrical & Suspension & Steering.
Andrea Sanchez – JROTC Booster Club Scholarship.
Charles Satnan – Missouri Western State University Football Grant; Skip Schulz Scholarship; S-C Football Booster Club Scholarship; McCarthy Toyota Scholarship; Sedalia Community Educator’s Association Scholarship.
Gage Saulbeamer – University of Central Missouri ROTC Scholarship; Matthew S. Hughes Military Scholarship.
Brittney Seidel – University of Missouri Marie M. & Harry L. Smith Scholarship; SFCC District Board of Trustee Scholarship.
Alanna Seton – SFCC Dance Team Athletic Scholarship.
Alyson Shaw – Missouri State University Board of Governors Scholarship; University of Missouri Chancellors Award and Mare M. & Harry L. Smith Scholarship; John T. Belcher Future Builders Scholarship; Sedalia D.A.R.E./Racecar Bob Hiller Scholarship; Central MO Electric Cooperative Scholarship; Franklin Family Scholarship; TIMPO Instrumental Music Scholarship; Sedalia Middle School PTA Scholarship; S-C Junior High School PTA Scholarship; Bothwell Medical Explorers Scholarship.
Elexandria Simon – Myron T. Herrick Scholarship.
Elizabeth Slaughter – JROTC Booster Club Scholarship.
Bailey Smith – University of Central Missouri Red & Black Scholarship and Access Grant; JROTC Dale Blatterman Memorial Scholarship; Edna Snell Scholarship; McCarthy Toyota Scholarship; Sedalia Lions Club Scholarship; Women’s Service League Scholarship; S-C Junior High School PTA Scholarship; Parkview Elementary PTA Scholarship; Franklin Family Scholarship; Eva Mothersbaugh Memorial Scholarship.
Shane Snider – SFCC Career & Technical Center Welding Certificate of Completion, AWS SENSE Program & NOCTI Certificate of Completion.
Alyssa Spratley - Academy of Salon Professionals Scholarship.
Hannah Staus – University of Missouri Marie M. & Harry L. Smith Scholarship; University of Central Missouri Red & Black Scholarship; Gerald O. & Helen Cecil Memorial Scholarship; Seth Wagenknecht Scholarship; Parkview Elementary PTA Scholarship; S-C Junior High School PTA Scholarship; McCarthy Toyota Scholarship.
Alex Stevenson – University of Central Missouri Red & Black Scholarship.
Taylor Tallman – Truman State University TruMerit Scholarship, President’s Honorary Scholarship and A+ Recognition Scholarship.
Logan Tatum – University of Central Missouri Red & Black Scholarship; Missouri State University Dean’s Scholarship; Dale Blatterman Memorial Scholarship; Cedar Hill Scholarship; Glenn M. (Mack) Kell & Dorothy M. (Pierce) Kell Academic Scholarship; Charles A. Ledgerwood Memorial Scholarship; S-C Choral Society Scholarship; Eva Mothersbaugh Memorial Scholarship.
Karla Tienda – SFCC Career & Technical Center Scholarship Early Childhood Certificate of Completion, Dual Credit, Career and Technical Education Scholarship, CDA Training Completion Certificate.
Matthew Tilley – University of Missouri Marie M. & Harry L. Smith Scholarship.
Tyler Thompson – University of Central Missouri Red & Black Scholarship; Beta Sigman Phi Scholarship.
Lililya Tsapok – SFCC Career & Technical Center Early Childhood Certificate of Achievement, Dual Credit, CDA Training Completion Certificate, Career Passport.
Mariah Turner – Avila University Academic Scholarship.
Andriy Usyk – University of Central Missouri Red & Black Scholarship.
Hannah Wagenknecht – Missouri State University Provost Scholarship and William T. White String Scholarship; University of Missouri Excellence Award and Expected Music Scholarship; Sedalia Symphony Harold Johnston Scholarship; Marshall Philharmonic Harold Lickey Scholarship; Bill Evans/beryl Thomas Memorial Scholarship; Major Saver Scholarship.
Matthew Walker – Missouri University of Science & Technology Missouri Miner Scholarship and University Scholarship; Whiteman Spouses Club Scholarship; Seth Wagenknecht Scholarship.
Nikkolle Warren – University of Central Missouri Red & Black Scholarship; PEO Star Scholarship; JROTC Booster Club Scholarship; Allen Miller Family Scholarship; Frances Elizabeth Rapp Ely Scholarship.
Hailey Wasser – University of Central Missouri Red & Black Scholarship’ University of Missouri Excellence Award; Missouri State University Provost Scholarship.
Tateana Wazir – Ricky Dickinson Memorial Scholarship.
Torri Webb – Missouri State University Missouri State Promise Scholarship; SFCC Swearingen Family Endowed Scholarship.
Alex Wenner – Truman State University TruMerit Scholarship, President’s Honorary Scholarship and A+ Recognition Scholarship; S-C Boys Soccer Booster Club Scholarship.
Morgan Westphal – University of Central Missouri Access Missouri Grant Program; Millikin University Merit Scholarship, CFA Scholarship and Millikin Grant.
Nathaniel White – University of Central Missouri Red & Black Scholarship.
Alexandria Wilbanks-Miller – Culver Stockton College Hilltop Academic Scholarship; Central Methodist University Eagle Academic Scholarship and Softball Scholarship; Graceland University Academic Scholarship; Northwest Missouri State University Scholarship; Missouri Army National Guard Tuition Assistance.
Dylan Wolfe – University of Central Missouri Red & Black Scholarship; Missouri Army National Guard Tuition Assistance.
Samuel Woolery – SFCC Career & Technical Center Welding Certificate of Completion, Dual Credit, AWS SENSE Program & NOCTI Certificate of Completion .
Taylor Woolery – JROTC Booster Club Scholarship; SFCC Career & Technical Center Graphic Design Certificate of Completion & Dual Credit.
Martin Zalpa – SFCC Career & Technical Center Automotive Certificate of Completion, ASE Student Certification in Brakes, Engine Performance, Electrical & Suspension & Steering and Dual Credit.
Dakota Zeller – SFCC Career & Technical Center Building Trades Certificate of Achievement, Dual Credit, NOCTI Certificate of Completion , Career Passport.
Elizabeth Zhelyeznaya – SFCC Leona Schenewark Larson & Pauline Schenewark Wheeler Scholarship; SFCC Career & Technical Center Early Childhood Certificate of Achievement, CDA Training Completion Certificate, Career Passport.

BYRUM: Sedalia School District Foundation representatives Becky Munson, left, and Deidre Esquivel, second from right, present the Morris K. Byrum Scholarship to Smith-Cotton seniors Logan Tatum, second from left, and Mikayla Hermanson during S-C's Senior Awards Night held May 3 in the Heckart Performing Arts Center. The scholarship is in memory Byrum, a former S-C High principal.

HARRIS: Smith-Cotton Principal Wade Norton presents the H.W. Harris Scholarship to Taylor Beebe, the S-C Class of 2017 salutatorian. Scholarship applicants must be attending the University of Missouri-Columbia and have a strong scholastic record and ACT/SAT scores.

SCEA: Andrea Young, left, president of the Sedalia Community Educators Association, presents $1,000 SCEA Scholarships to, from left, Chaz Satnan, Luke Husong and Gavin Jones. The scholarships are open to children of SCEA members.

DARE: S-C senior Alyson Shaw receives the Sedalia D.A.R.E./Racecare Bob Hiller Scholarship from Principal Wade Norton. Applicants for the $500 scholarship must have graduated from the D.A.R.E. program and write an essay about how staying drug- and alcohol-free has improved their lives.

LIONS: Sedalia Lions Club President Phil Kemp, left, presents his organization's scholarships to S-C seniors Megan Osburn, center, and Bailey Smith.