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Lewis and Clark Honors Top Students at End of the Year Banquet

Article by: Jan Dona, L&C Media Services,

GODFREY – Lewis and Clark Community College recognized the efforts of its best and brightest students at the Annual Honors Banquet, April 26 in The Commons.

Top students across all areas of study received awards and recognition for their work over the past academic year:


Phi Theta Kappa, Eta Psi – Co-President

Noah Jones

Vanessa Perkinson


Phi Theta Kappa, Eta Psi – Co-Vice-President of Leadership

Robyn Scott

Madelynn Clevenger


Phi Theta Kappa, Eta Psi – Vice-President of Fellowship

Mallory Griggs


Phi Theta Kappa, Eta Psi – Vice-President of Scholarship

Hannah Doty


Phi Theta Kappa, Eta Psi – Vice-President of Service

Liberty Hartley


Phi Theta Kappa, Eta Psi - Recording Officer

Diana Watson


Supported College Transition Student of the Year

Nicole Buckingham


Developmental Student of the Year

Damira Ferguson


Diversity & Inclusion Academic Excellence Award

Stephanie Willis


Diversity & Inclusion Leadership Award

Anthony Brown


Student Trustee

Robyn Scott


Student Activities President

Brittany Dickerson


Student Government Association President

Molly Haskell


Student Government Association Vice President

Vanessa Perkinson


Student Government Association Treasurer

Jennifer Baker


Student Government Association Secretary

Fall 2018 – Claire Carsell

Spring 2019 – Haley Ruyle


Scholar Athlete

Abigail Teske


Outstanding Leadership - The Bridge

Ashtyn Britt


Excellence in Photography & Web Design – The Bridge

Krystie Morrison


Excellence in Graphic Design - The Bridge

Jason Wallace


Excellence in Publication Design - The Bridge

Keon Hearn


Reporter of the Year - The Bridge

Alexander Gent


Peppermint Rooster Review Contest Winner

Anthony Brown


Outstanding Achievement in History

Christopher Parks

Cailyn Tegel


You Have a Voice! Humanities Speech Contest Winner

Senate Letsie


Exceptional ASL Skill Award

Sheariah Pegram


Future Interpreter Award

Victoria Kallal


Natural Sign Language Ability Award

Emma Sharich


Deaf Heart/Outstanding Peer Award

Aaron Geisen


Alexander Mackenzie Award Business Student of the Year

Stephanie Jennings Colten Skinner


James “Jay” Oller Memorial Award

Alex Landry


John Stewart Memorial Award

Dominic Farace


Ed Palen Memorial Award

Jakob Tinnon


Outstanding Achievement in Child Development

Madison Hall

Lindsey Lombardo


Richard M. Keefe Memorial Award

Sean Berry

Jason Koester

Reagan Stanfill


Honors College Scholars

Zachery Benware

Madelynn Clevenger

Jake Goheen

Mallory Griggs

Dalton Harshbarger

Liberty Hartley

Taylor Houchens

Trevor Huene

Mhirakol Jackson

Ethan Kercher

Zak Kimble

Jason Koester

Eleanor Kohlberg

Morapeli Lesoetsa

Senate Letsie

Vanessa Perkinson

Katherine Simon

Dylan Sims

Alexandria Smith

Baylor Smith

Alexys Williams


Outstanding General Chemistry Student

Cassidy Taylor


Outstanding Organic Chemistry Student 2018-19

Mallory Griggs


Outstanding Automotive Technology Student

Thomas Berg


Outstanding First-Year Welding Student

Erick Sosa


Outstanding Second-Year Welding Student

Michael Rose


Outstanding Drafting & Design Student

Emily Klaas


Outstanding Architectural Technology Student

Keion Gipson

Molly Haskell

Anna Murray


Outstanding Photography Student

Trevor Ayres


Graphic Design Student of the Year

Aaron Pruett


Web Design Student of the Year

Jessica Wren


2019 Paralegal Student of the Year

Emma Howe


Outstanding Criminal Justice Student

Daniele Dix

Robert Klopmeier

James Krankel

Taylor Pointer


OTA Clinical Practice Award

Valerie Criner

Chanel Deshotel

Hannah Doty

Emily Macias

Rhonda Nemsky

Teran Schlechte


OTA Program Leadership Award

Hannah Doty

Baylee Skelton


Academic Excellence in OTA

Hannah Doty

Rhonda Nemsky

Teran Schlechte


Academic Excellence in Dental Assisting

Lesly Gomez

Victoria Potter

Stephanie Willis


Joy Eisenreich Dental Assisting Award

Victoria Potter


Dental Hygiene Academic Honor

Christa Brookshire

Renee King

Ryan Roberts

Shelby Stracheljahn

Jennifer Ward

Lindsey Williams


Dental Hygiene Clinical Honor

Renee King

Shelby Stracheljahn

Miranda Tarro


Nursing Leadership Award

Lacy Angleton

Claire Walsh


Nightingale Scholastic Award

Rebekah Bonniwell

Celesta Brown

Chloe Lorton

James Ray

Andrew Scott

Nekcoe Yungling


Touching Lives Award

Liberty Hartley

Marilyn Hackethal


Superior Academic Excellence Award

Nekcoe Yungling


All-USA Community College Academic Team Nominee

Noah Jones

Kristen Wieneke


University of Missouri - St. Louis Community College President’s Scholarship

Mallory Griggs