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Seniors awarded millions, multiple accolades

The 83 seniors in the Class of 2020 are a talented group, earning a collective total of more than $8 million in direct award scholarships from numerous colleges. Twenty-one seniors received a total of more than $92,000 in awards from 21 community organizations. Below is a listing of scholarships from community and national organizations as well as

Community Scholarships

The following seniors received scholarships and awards from various community and national programs, many of them monetary awards totaling more than $92,000:

Nolan Banet – Kevin Hammersmith Memorial Who Wants to be a College Student Scholarship

Natalie Boesing – PHS Booster Club Scholarship supported by John E. Fitzgerald ’68

Bryce Carl – National Merit Scholarship Program Letter of Commendation

Regan Elias – Mortenson Charitable Foundation Scholarship

Alec Fougerousse – PHS Booster Club Scholarship supported by John E. Fitzgerald ’68

Austin Grantz – Caesars Foundation  of Floyd County Scholarship (formally The Horseshoe Foundation Scholarship), PHS JR Cartrette Memorial Scholarship for Track & Field, and Wendy’s Heisman School Winner Award

Bryce Hutchins – Caesars Foundation of Floyd County Scholarship (formally The Horseshoe Foundation Scholarship)

Stephanie Koopman – David C. Smith ’82 Memorial Scholarship Award

Zoe Libs – 2020 ICC Indiana Academic All-State Cheer Team

Carlie Miiller – Centra Foundation Loretta M. Burd High School Scholarship

Elle O’Bannon – Hoosier State Press Association Foundation Legacy Scholarship

Amanda Pasierbowicz – National Merit Finalist

Alex Perkinson – Community Foundation of Southern Indiana – Paul W Ogle Scholarship

Maria Popson – Right to Life of Southern Indiana Scholarship, Community Foundation of Southern Indiana – John C. Gatz Memorial Scholarship, Jamie Parsley Family Foundation Scholarship, National Merit – Letter of Commendation, and Wendy’s Heisman School Winner Award

Claire Reyes – Tri-Kappa – Alpha Chapter of Jeffersonville, Clarksville Rotary Scholarship, Kiwanis Club of Clarksville Robert “Bob” Kraft Memorial Scholarship, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr Scholarship, PHS Service Award 

Luke Rodski – National Merit Scholarship Program Letter of Commendation

Chloe Sprigler – 2020 ICC Indiana Academic All-State Cheer Team

Lauren Stapp – Clark County REMC

Avery Stumler – Caesars Foundation  of Floyd County Scholarship (formally The Horseshoe Foundation Scholarship)

Brynna Walthers – Community Foundation of Southern Indiana – Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship

Stephen Wilson – Centra Foundation Loretta M. Burd High School Scholarship, Clarksville Rotary Speech Winner, Kevin Hammersmith Memorial Who Wants to be a College Student Scholarship, DAR Good Citizenship Award

Direct Academic College Scholarships of Note

Brigid Welch – Appointments to U.S. Air Force, U.S. Coast Guard and U.S. Naval academies

Elyse Kristiansen and Logan Applewhite –  Indiana University Southeast Baccalaureate/Doctor of Medicine Degree Scholarship Program

Amanda Pasierbowicz – National Merit Scholarship to The University of Alabama Tuscaloosa

College Destinations of seniors who decided prior to the June 1 deadline

Chase Aldridge – Campbellsville University

Kennedy Allender  – Western Kentucky University 

Jillian AndriotBall State University 

Jack Arnson – University of Louisville

Sydney Barron – Indiana University Bloomington

Brandon Barron Indiana University Bloomington

Matthew Boehm Indiana University Southeast

Natalie BoesingButler University 

Nadia BrooksPurdue University

Bryce Carl Indiana University Bloomington

Laramie Cecil Indiana University Bloomington

Claire Culwell University of Cincinnati 

Emily Dodd – University of Louisville 

Ryan Drury – Indiana University Southeast

Bishop Edwards – Pittsburg State University 

Regan Elias – Ball State University 

Colin Flake – Ave Maria University 

Alec Fougerousse – Ohio Wesleyan University

Gavin Galligan – Indiana University Southeast

Brayton Gettelfinger –  Illinois Central College 

Courtney GlotzbachJacksonville State University 

Austin Grantz Indiana University Southeast

Jessica Hartlage Indiana University Southeast 

Max HolmanIndiana University Bloomington 

Alissa Hughes Indiana University Bloomington 

Bryce Hutchins – Bellarmine University

Kaylee Kaiser Indiana University Bloomington  

Luc Knable University of Louisville

Stephanie Koopman Purdue University

Elyse Kristiansen Indiana University Southeast 

Meghan LaMaster Indiana University Bloomington

Zoe LibsIndiana University Bloomington 

Lauren Lindquist  – Indiana University Southeast

Kasey LockardIndiana University Bloomington

William Lutgens University of Louisville 

Olivia McCurdyIndiana University Southeast

Carlie Miiller – Hanover College

Ashley MillerIvy Tech

Megan MurphyIndiana University Bloomington 

Elle O’BannonIndiana University Bloomington Kelley School of Business

Faith  OakleyBall State University

Amanda Pasierbowicz – University of Alabama Tuscaloosa

Dylan Payne – Ball State University

Alex Perkinson Bellarmine University 

Maria Popson – University of Louisville

Maggie Purichia Spalding University

Angela Quintero Indiana University Southeast

Claire ReyesPurdue University

Ceci RushUniversity of Louisville

Liberty RussellWestern Kentucky University

Augusta Schonard Indiana University Southeast

Caden SidebottomIndiana University Bloomington Kelley School of Business

Chloe  Sprigler Indiana University Bloomington 

Lauren StappIndiana University Southeast

Helena StonerIndiana University Southeast

Avery Stumler Indiana University Bloomington 

Jacob Sullivan Purdue University

Christian TateIndiana University Southeast

Brynna Walthers Purdue University

Brigid Welch United States Naval Academy

Stephen Wilson Indiana University Bloomington Kelley School of Business

Kyle WisdomUniversity of Louisville

Shelby WrightIndiana University Bloomington 

Four Year Four Quarter Honor Roll

Logan Applewhite

Austin Barnett

Brandon Barron

Emily Dodd

Austin Grantz

Kylee Kaiser

Luc Knable

Stephanie Koopman

Zoe Libs

Kasey Lockard

Olivia McCurdy

Carlie Miiler

Faith Oakley

Amanda Pasierbowicz

Alex Perkinson

Maria Popson

Claire Reyes

Cecilia Rush

Chloe Sprigler

Lauren Stapp

Avery Stumler

Gabe Tucker

Brynna Walthers

Brigid Welch

Shelby Wright

Distinguished Scholars

Logan Applewhite

Emily Dodd

Andrew Henderson

Zoe Libs

Amanda Pasierbowicz

Alex Perkinson

Maria Popson

Claire Reyes

Lauren Stapp

Brynna Walthers

Brigid Welch

Shelby Wright

 

ValedictorianHighest class rank in the senior class: Maria Popson

Salutatorian – Second highest class rank in the senior class: Brynna Walthers

 

Honor CouncilThe Providence High School Honor Code and Honor Council were created and introduced to the school community during the 2019-2020 school year. The goals of the Honor Council are to educate and promote academic integrity in our school community. Selection to the Honor Council is one of the highest honors a student can achieve at Providence. Service on this council requires meaningful dedication, a clear understanding of the importance of confidentiality and discretion, and an authentic time commitment to this organization. Honor Council members should be viewed as models of character and honor.

Andrew Henderson

Bryce Hutchins

Maria Popson

Brigid Welch

Department Awards

English

AP Language & Composition:
Elle O’Bannon

English 12:
Claire Culwell
Ceci Rush
Austin Grantz

Fine Arts

Theatre I:
Jacob Sullivan

Theatre II:
Nolan Banet

Musical Theatre Production:
Regan Elias

Directing:
Dylan Payne

Advanced Theatre:
Luke Rodksi
Stephen Wilson

Technical Theatre:
Matthew Boehm
Gus Schonard

Technical Merit Award:
Nick Freville

Intro to 2D Art:
Kasey Lockard
Chloe Sprigler

Intro to 23D Art:
Claire Culwell
Jessica Hartlage
Maggie Purichia

Ceramics:
Meg LaMaster
Gus Schonard
Shelby Wright   

Ceramics II:
Amanda Pasierbowicz
Lauren Stapp
Courtney Glotzbach                                    

Photography:
Stephanie Koopman
Avery Stumler

Drawing:
Nolan Banet
Kaylee Kaiser
Faith Oakley 

Sculpture:
Donte Davis
Liberty Russell

Painting:
Claire Culwell 
Taylor Hensley

Digital Design:
Alex Perkinson
Caden Sidebottom

Advanced 2D Art:
Olivia McCurdy

Advanced 3D Art:
Elyse Kristiansen  

Health & Physical Education

Advanced PE:
Logan Applewhite
Carson Happel
Bryce Hutchins
Kaylee Kaiser
Avery Stumler

Intro to Weightlifting:
Sterling Huber

Mathematics

Honors Precalculus:
Kaylee Kaiser
Avery Stumler

AP Calculus:
Emily Dodd

Precalculus & Trigonometry:
Ryan Drury
Austin Grantz

IUS Finite Math:
Zoe Libs
Lauren Stapp

IUS Calculus:
Emily Dodd
Lauren Stapp

Probability & Statistics:
Claire Culwell

Quantitative Reasoning:
Lauren Lindquist

Science

Computer Science:
Ryan Drury 
Austin Grantz

Intro to Engineering:      
Sterling Huber 
Alex Perkinson

Honors Physics:
Zoe Libs                                                                                                                                            

ACP Physics:
Maria Popson

Social Studies

Personal Finance:
Brandon Barron

Government:
Nolan Banet
Austin Barnett
Courtney Glotzbach

Economics:
Austin Grantz
Kaylee Kaiser
Avery Stumler

AP Government:
Andrew Henderson
Kasey Lockard

AP World History:
Maria Popson
Brynna Walthers

Theology

History of the Catholic Church:
Austin Grantz
Michael Morra
Caden Sidebottom 
Shelby Wright

Catholic Social Teaching:
Jillian Andriot
Colin Flake
Elle O’Bannon
Maggie Purichia

World Languages

ACP Spanish IV:
Amanda Pasierbowicz
Ceci Rush

Honors Spanish V:
Claire Reyes

 Honors French V:
Jillian Andriot

ACP French III:
Brynna Walthers

Special Department Awards

The Karen Benham Memorial English Award
Named after the late Karen Benham, a beloved English teacher at Providence for 25 years. She was greatly respected by her colleagues for her dedication and love of literature. Mrs. Benham passed on her love of literature and the English language to her many students until her premature death of cancer in 2001. This award, in her memory, recognizes an outstanding student in English whose love for literature and language is evident in the student’s work, both written and verbal. 
Recipient: Zoe Libs

The Sister Joseph Louise Mathematics Award
Named after the late Sister Joseph Louise, who served at Providence from 1955 through 1965. She headed the Math and Science Department and taught a variety of math classes while here. In 1961, she inaugurated the “Mathematical Association of America Award,” which was bestowed on a graduating senior for outstanding mathematical achievement. One year following her departure, the annual mathematics award was renamed in her honor – the Sister Joseph Louise Mathematics Achievement Award.  It has been presented annually for 52 consecutive years.
Recipient: Lauren Stapp

The Judith Manning Social Studies Award
Named in honor of Jude Manning (Hon. ’16), who is retired in 2018 after 34 years at Providence. This award is given to a senior who has excelled in social studies and has a desire to major or minor in history in college. Ms. Manning’s teaching career has spanned over 40 years, the majority of that time spent as a member of the Providence Social Studies Department. Her love of history and enthusiasm for teaching has been an inspiration to many Providence students. Hard work, dedication and a desire to make a difference have all been core principles modeled by Ms. Manning. 
Recipient: Elle O’Bannon

Norma Reynolds Science Award
Named after the late Norma Reynolds, who served Providence for 21 years (1968-1989) as teacher of chemistry, physics, and biology. This award was established in 1990 and has been awarded annually ever since. Ms. Reynolds was an extremely dedicated and highly respected teacher of science who impacted students for more than two decades.
Recipient: Maria Popson

Kathleen Polansky Theology Award
Named in honor of Kathleen Polansky, who taught theology at Providence for 30 years. This award is given in her honor to a student who has excelled academically in the study of theology all four years; has shown exemplary character in dealing with teachers and peers; and has participated fully in theology classes as well as religious-based school activities – such as retreats and liturgical ministry. Lastly, this student has consistently modeled a Christian lifestyle. 
Recipient: Andrew Henderson

Don Zipp Blue Pride Award
Named in honor of long-time social studies teacher Don Zipp (Hon. ’12) and given to a male and female student who best show the true spirit of BLUE PRIDE:

  •         Worked for class unity through building positive relationships; treated classmates with respect, showed genuine care and concern for all classmates.
  •         Participated fully in the life of the school by attending school activities.
  •         Demonstrated pride in their school by being respectful of the missions of Providence, and its rules and regulations, its faculty and staff, and the student body.
  •         Helped to make Providence a better school by giving of their leadership, time, and talents and helped promote the Providence spirit in the school and community.

Recipients: 
Brigid Welch
Sterling Huber

Our Lady of Providence Honor Award
Given to a male and female student who best live the Providence mission and philosophy:

  • Demonstrates exemplary Christian character
  • Upholds high academic standards and integrity; achieves scholastically
  • Participates fully in the life of the school through co-curricular and extracurricular activities
  • Demonstrates leadership and dependability
  • Promotes self-discipline, high personal standards, healthy relationships, and positive role modeling

Recipients: 
Zoe Libs
Andrew Henderson

Fr. Badin Citizenship Award
Given to either a male or a female student who furthers the high ideals of the Knights of Columbus:

  • Exemplary Christian character
  • Outstanding service to others
  • Extraordinary dedication and loyalty to Providence
  • Committed to making a positive difference at Providence and in the community
  • Inspires others to give of themselves for the betterment of all people

Recipients:
Maria Popson
Bryce Hutchins

Catalyst Catholic Leadership Awards

2020 Outstanding Leadership & Service Award:
Maggie Purichia – Holy Family

Andrew Henderson – Holy Family

Claire Reyes – St. Anthony

Faith Oakley – St. Mary of the Knobs

Brigid Welch – St. Mary Navilleton

2020 Certificate of Leadership & Faithful Involvement:

Sydney Barron – St. Anthony

Michael Morra – St. Anthony

Helena Stoner – St. Anthony

Gabe Tucker – St. Anthony

Kaylee Kaiser – St. Mary of the Knobs

Jessica Hartlage – St. Mary of the Knobs

Zoe Libs – St. Mary of the Knobs

Nolan Banet – St. Mary of the Knobs

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