The Collins-Maxwell Class of 2014 held commencement ceremonies this past Sunday.
Valedictorian of the class, Emmy Cuvelier, the daughter of Tammy and Jeff Cuvelier and the sister of Kaitlyn and Jordan Cuvelier and Heather Firrel, was introduced. Cuvelier has attended Collins-Maxwell for the past 13 years and been involved in Spirit Club, cheerleading, choir council for one year, student council for two years and National Honor society for three years. She has been a member of Champs, TAG and Collins-Maxwell Dance team for four years. She also has been a part of Center Stage Dance for 10 years. She served as president of the choir council and Champs her senior year and was also captain of the dance team.
Next year Cuvelier plans on attending Iowa State University, majoring in performing arts, and then later transferring to a performing arts conservatory. She hopes to perform professionally in Broadway-type productions, and someday open her own dance studio.
Nina Morris gave the "senior address." Morris is the daughter of Tony and Kay Morris and the older sister of Rease Morris. She has attended the Collins-Maxwell school district for the last 13 years, and participated in basketball for three years, National Honor Society for three years, FFA for four years, 4-H for nine years, band for four years, speech for two years, and served as vice president of the senior class over the past year. After high school, Morris plans to attend Cornell College to major in geology and English/creative writing.
Salutatorian for this year’s class was Mariah Norton, daughter of Duane Norton, Tasha Mullihan and Dave Pomeroy, and the younger sister to Brandon Norton. In high school Norton has been involved in dance, student council, National Honor Society, choir, Champs and FFA, all for four years. She was in basketball for three years, track, cross county, volleyball, soccer and Spirit Club for one year. She has also been involved in 4-H for nine years. After high school she plans to attend Iowa State to major in architecture.
Special Awards and Scholarships went to the following students:
Academic Letters (to achieve this honor, students must have earned a 3.0 GPA or above for two consecutive semesters): Jordan Coughenour, Emmy Cuvelier, Alyna Harrington, Abbie Haupert, Mackenzie Klemme, Nina Morris, Brooke Myers, Mariah Norton, Jacob Stratton, Stephanie Struthers, Jennifer Swalwell, Bryan Toney, Nathan Wright, Brittany Young
Honor Roll every semester throughout high school: Jordan Coughenour, Emmy Cuvelier, Alyna Harrington, Abbie Haupert, Mackenzie Klemme, Nina Morris, Mariah Norton, Jacob Stratton, Jennifer Swalwell, Bryan Toney, Nathan Wright
Atwood Memorial Scholar/Athlete Award: Abby Haupert
Heart of Iowa Conference Academic & All Activity Awards (given to students who have a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or higher and have participated in enough conference activities throughout their four years of high school to accumulate 14 points. One point is awarded for participation in each conference activity each year): Mariah Norton, Mackenzie Klemme, Abbie Haupert
Maxwell Alumni Association Scholarship: Alyna Harrington
Mother’s Club Scholarship winners: Emmy Cuvelier, Alyna Harrington, Mackenzie Klemme, Nina Morris, Brooke Myers, Mariah Norton, Stephanie Struthers
Maxwell Church of the Brethren Scholarship: Jacob Stratton
Alyce Oxley Moore Music Memorial Scholarship: Emmy Cuvelier
Masonic Lodge #99 Scholarship: Nathan Wright
Franklin Ites Memorial Scholarship: Jennifer Swalwell
Maxwell American Legion Auxiliary Unit 249 Scholarships: Mariah Norton and Nina Morris
Van Wall Scholarship: Jacob Stratton.
American Business Women’s Association Scholarships: Nina Morris and Mariah Norton
Stratton 4-H scholarship: Nathan Wright
Jonathan Wright Memorial Scholarship: Mackenzie Klemme
Du Pont Pioneer Scholarship: Jacob Stratton
Christina Hixson Opportunity Award: Stephanie Struthers
Story County Farm Bureau Scholarship: Nathan Wright
Lions Club scholarships: Megan Coughenour, Ryan Hall-Floden, Mariah Norton and Nina Morris
Staff Recognition Scholarship: Abbie Haupert
CMB Booster Club participation plaques: Jordan Coughenour - football, wrestling, track; Shane White - football, wrestling; Logan Cory - football, wrestling; Virginia Sposeto - volleyball, basketball, soccer; Jennifer Swalwell - track; Jacob Stratton - basketball, track; Abbie Haupert - volleyball, basketball, track, softball; Stephanie Struthers - volleyball, track, basketball - manager; Mackenzie Klemme - cross counry; Megan Coughenour - cheerleading; Brooke Myers - cheerleading
United States Army Reserve Scholar Athletes: Abbie Haupert and Jordan Coughenour
Bernie Saggau Award: Logan Cory
Clay and La Vonne Robison Scholarships: Jordan Coughenour, Megan Coughenour, Emmy Cuvelier, Alyna Harrington, Abbie Haupert, Mackenzie Klemme, Nina Morris, Brooke Myers, Mariah Norton, Jacob Stratton, Stephanie Struthers, Bryan Toney, Nathan Wright