During the annual Spring Awards Night at Rossville Jr./Sr. High School held on May 8, 2019, the following awards were presented:

AMERICAN LEGION AWARDS = Jordan Bittner & Garrett Carver. The American Legion Jimmy Lillard Post 31 awards two students each year with a certificate and medal. The students are chosen by the faculty based on the criteria of courage, honor, leadership, patriotism, scholarship, and service.

TOPEKA CAPITAL-JOURNAL ALL STATE ACADEMIC AWARD = Jordan Bittner. This award is sponsored by the Topeka Capital-Journal. Every Kansas high school selects one individual to represent their school based on academic and extracurricular performances. (Topeka Capital-Journal Honorable Mention All-State Academic Team)

KSHSAA CITIZENSHIP AWARDS = Kaytlin Dohrman & Bryson Hase

The Kansas State High School Activities Association awards one male and one female student from each high school with a citizenship award. Individuals receiving this award must demonstrate respect for fellow students, the citizens of the community, adults, and their country. They must also show respect and tolerance for others, good sportsmanship, and good citizenship.

DALE DENNIS AWARD = Katie Glotzbach

The Dale Dennis Excellence in Education Award was established in 1996 by Kansas administrators to honor the long and valuable service that Dale Dennis gave to Kansas education. It is based on Citizenship, Service, Scholarship, and Common Sense.

U.S. ARMY SCHOLAR-ATHLETE AWARDS = Presented by Sergeant Joe Ganoung to Caila Hill & Alex Archer. Recipients of this award are determined by faculty nominations and must demonstrate commitment to both academics and athletics.

U.S. MARINES OUTSTANDING STUDENT AWARDS

Awards were presented by Staff Sergeant Michael Wackler in three different categories: The Scholastic Excellence Awards were presented to Alex Archer & Stacey Keithline for their academic achievements. The Semper Fidelis Award was given to Ava Stipp for excellence and commitment to the band program. The Distinguished Athlete Awards were presented to Kaytlin Dohrman & Garrett Carver for their accomplishments in sports throughout the school year.

JOHN JOHNSON LEADERSHIP AWARD = Caila Hill

The John Johnson Leadership Award was created to honor Mr. Johnson for his years of dedication to the students of Rossville High School. The award began in 2007 and is presented annually to the student who demonstrates quiet leadership and service.

SENIOR INSPIRATION AWARD = Payton Bolte

The Senior Inspiration Award was given to Payton for maintaining a positive outlook on life and her future. She is kind to everyone and shows her appreciation and respect for others on a daily basis.

MICHAEL KELLER AWARD = Cheyenne Reese

The Michael Keller Award is presented to honor the long and dedicated service provided to RHS by Mr. Michael Keller. Mr. Keller began his teaching career in 1978 and dispensed his wisdom, sense of humor, and discipline to countless students over this 35-year period. The recipient of this award must display strong citizenship, respect for others, attention to details, and have excellent attendance and punctuality.

TOBY MCCULLOUGH AWARD=McKenzie Decklar

This award is presented to honor the leadership and service to RHS by Mr. Toby McCullough. Mr. McCullough has been an educator in USD 321 for 34 years and in education for 37 years. The recipient of this award must be punctual; have excellent attendance; enjoy and/or participate in sports; be intelligent, have a strong work ethic, sense of humor, and leadership qualities; and be dedicated to volunteering and in giving back to the community.

KANSAS GOVERNOR’S SCHOLAR=Caila Hill

Each high school in Kansas nominates one student as their top scholar to receive this award. The criteria includes GPA, ACT, class rank, and strength of schedule.

ACT SCHOLARS=Alexander Archer (receiving a Rossville Academic Excellence patch) Awarded to students at Rossville High School that receive a score of 30 or higher on their ACT.

KANSAS HONORS SCHOLARS=Alex Archer, Jordan Bittner, Kaytlin Dohrman, & Caila Hill (receiving certificate and medallion to wear at graduation). The Kansas Honors Scholar Program sponsored by KU Endowment and Alumni Associations recognizes and awards high school seniors for their academic achievements. Recipients rank in the top ten percent of their class based on academic records through the end of their junior year.

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