Purdy grads earn $281,146 in scholarships

Wednesday, June 17, 2020

Future plans include college, military and workforce

Officials at Purdy High school have released the names of honor students graduating this year.

Earning Cum Laude (with Honor), and having a grade point average of 3.5 to 3.74, were:

Ximena Aldava, daughter of Rufino and Patricia Aldava; Kimberly Coyoy, daughter of Rosa Lopez and Angel Flores; Soledad Salas, daughter of Jose and Tomasa Salas; Shana Whisman, daughter of Shane Whisman and Denise Hembree; and Kylie Wood, daughter of Darrin Wood and Lenni Jeffers.

Graduating Magna Cum Laude, (with Great Honor) and having a grade point average of 3.75 to 3.99, were: Heather Greenway, daughter of Chris and Rebecca Greenway; Haylie Harris, daughter of Phillip Harris and Crystal Erter; and Sean Thomas, son of James and Susan Thomas.

Graduating Summa Cum Laude, (with Highest Honor), and having a perfect 4.0 or higher grade point average, were: Shelby Haskins, daughter of David and Karen Haskins; Elizabeth Hoffman, daughter of Joe and Lisa Hoffman; and Randy Schad, son of Gary and Sara Schad.

Students earned a total of $281,146 in scholarships.

Receiving the A+ scholarship in the amount of $10,515 was Ximena Aldava, who plans to attend Crowder College.

Haylie Harris received the Blessings Forward scholarship in the amount of $500; the CTA scholarship in the amount of $400; the Purdy Alumni scholarship in the amount of $500; the C of O Cost of Education scholarship in the amount of $54,928. She plans to attend College of the Ozarks.

Shelby Haskins received the MFA scholarship in the amount of $2,000; First State Bank scholarship in the amount of $500; the Board of Education scholarship in the amount of $250; the CTA scholarship in the amount of $1,000; and A+ scholarship of $10,515; the Crowder Trustee scholarship of $1,300 and the Purdy FFA Alumni scholarship of $1,250. She plans to attend Crowder College.

Scotty Henry received the A+ scholarship and will attend lineman school.

Elizabeth Hoffman received the Purdy Alumni Association Gary and Kathryn Horton scholarship of $1,000; Security State Bank of Cassville scholarship of $500; the Board of Education scholarship of $250; Bright Flight scholarship of $3,000; CTA Superintendent scholarship of $750; Arnhart Baptist Church scholarship of $1,000; and the Cost of Education scholarship at College of the Ozarks for $10,515. She will be attending nursing school at College of the Ozarks.

Ashley Johnson received the A+ scholarship in the amount of $10,515 and will be joining the U.S. Navy.

Andrew Martinez received the Purdy Alumni - Leroy Howard scholarship of $500; Alan Rhea Memorial scholarship of $1,000; Board of Education $250 scholarship; A+ scholarship for $10,515; Purdy FFA Alumni scholarship of $800; and the C of O Cost of Education scholarship in the amount of $27,464. He will be attending C of O and majoring in allied health.

Shadyn Minton earned a $500 Purdy Alumni Association scholarship; the $500 Kevin Propps Memorial scholarship; and $500 Ozark Electric scholarship. She will be majoring in criminal justice at Crowder College.

Soledad Salas received the $500 Community Blood Center of the Ozarks scholarship and the $10,515 A+ scholarship. She will be studying nursing at Crowder College.

Randy Schad received a $400 CTA scholarship; the $10,515 A+ scholarship; a $1,300 Crowder Trustee scholarship; and a $1,500 Purdy FFA Alumni scholarship. He will be studying animal science at Crowder College.

Sean Thomas received the $10,515 A+ scholarship and a $4,000 Jack Henry Computer Science Scholarship. He will be studying computer science at Crowder College.

Shana Whisman received the $1,311.11 Americorps scholarship; and the $10,515 A+ scholarship. She will attend State Fair Community College and major in music education.

Kylie Wood received the $10,515 A+ scholarship and will study radiology at Labette Community College.

Kimberly Coyoy and Ezequiel Gaucin both plan to attend Drury University.

Yessica Gomez, Dylan Lozano, Asley Mejia, and Antonio Costonella plan to attend Crowder College.

Zane Brown has joined the United States Army Infantry School and Brandon Perkins has planned to purse his Latter Day Saints mission project.

Dylan Bowman, Edwin Flores, Cesar Garcia, Joy Grace, Heather Greenway, Alberto Harros, Ericka Ramierez, Charles Mitchell and Harley Stephens all plan to join the workforce.

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