CHS Class of 2016 members honored

By on June 8, 2016
 Cocalico High School seniors Matt McKinney (second from right) and Brooke Meckley (left) each received $500 as the first two recipients of the Richard H. Kimball Scholarship Fund.  To qualify, applicants had to maintain a minimum GPA of 3.0 and had to participate in the 2015 Cocalico High School Soccer program.  Also, they were required to write a short essay answering what lessons learned from soccer will carry on in their lives, and their plans and reasons regarding college studies. The scholarship is the result of a wager between its namesake and his grandson,  Mark Thompson (center), who bet him $100 that he would live to be 100 years old.  Unfortunately, on July 27, 2015, Kimball won the wager less than a week after celebrating his 93rd birthday.  Unable to claim the bet, Thompson took the $100 and began scholarship fund in his grandfather’s name.  Debbie Thompson Kimball’s daughter, is at right. Currently, family and friends of Kimball are funding the scholarship.  Those interested in contributing to the Richard H. Kimball Scholarship fund should email RHKscholarship@gmail.com or search “Richard H. Kimball Scholarship Fund” on Faceboook. Photo courtesy Mark Thompson.


Cocalico High School seniors Matt McKinney (second from right) and Brooke Meckley (left) each received $500 as the first two recipients of the Richard H. Kimball Scholarship Fund. To qualify, applicants had to maintain a minimum GPA of 3.0 and had to participate in the 2015 Cocalico High School Soccer program. Also, they were required to write a short essay answering what lessons learned from soccer will carry on in their lives, and their plans and reasons regarding college studies. The scholarship is the result of a wager between its namesake and his grandson, Mark Thompson (center), who bet him $100 that he would live to be 100 years old. Unfortunately, on July 27, 2015, Kimball won the wager less than a week after celebrating his 93rd birthday. Unable to claim the bet, Thompson took the $100 and began scholarship fund in his grandfather’s name. Debbie Thompson Kimball’s daughter, is at right. Currently, family and friends of Kimball are funding the scholarship. Those interested in contributing to the Richard H. Kimball Scholarship fund should email RHKscholarship@gmail.com or search “Richard H. Kimball Scholarship Fund” on Faceboook. Photo courtesy Mark Thompson.

The following awards and scholarships were presented to members of the Cocalico High School Class of 2016 at the Senior Awards Ceremony held the evening of June 1 at the school:

Hayden Koch and Kourtney Keith, Adamstown Lions Club, $1,000;

Alexandra Renninger, American Legion Auxiliary, $500;

Annika Naumann, Bethany Horning, Kendall Wanner, Shannon Glover, William Graybill-DiStefano, all Brossman Charitable Trust, $3,000;

Jillian Hartranft and Kenneth Wallace, both Cocalico Alumni Association, $1,000;

Amanda Enck and Emily White, both Cocalico Area Republican Committee, $500;

Manpreet Kooner and Tasha Martin, both Cocalico Biologicals Inc., $500;

Nathaniel Leighton and Summer Burkholder, both Cocalico Community Partnership Award, $250;

Sierra Painter and Jasa Lorah, both Cocalico Education Association, $1,000;

Amanda Enck, Annika Naumann, Emily Harting, Jillian Hartranft, Kenneth Wallace, Natasha Brenner, Shannon Glover, all Cocalico Education Foundation, $500;

Natalie Belousov, Cocalico Education Foundation – two-year school, $500;

Alexandra Renninger, Cocalico Education Foundation Ryan D. Kramer Memorial, $1,000;

Dante Haines, Cocalico Football Boosters – “Rudy” Memorial Award, $250;

Michael Padilla-Nazario, Cocalico High School Art Department – 2D, $100;

Sienna Craley, Evelina Luchyk, Sabrina Simmon, all Cocalico High School Art Department – 3D, $100;

Alyssa Schmeck and Amber Martin, both Cocalico High School Art Department – NAHS, $100;

Kendall Wanner, Cocalico High School Faculty Award, $300;

Kayla Logar, Cocalico High School Music Boosters, $500;

Brianna Geesaman and Rebecca Voler, both Cocalico High School Music Boosters – Chamber Choir, $100;

Aaron Young and Alexander Freed, both Cocalico High School Music Boosters – Jazz Band, $100;

Jonathan Borkert and Ryan Sandheer, both Cocalico High School Music Boosters – Marching Band, $100;

Casey Sawyer, Kenneth Wallace, Rebecca Voler Danielle Witmer, all Cocalico High School National Honor Society – Leadership, $75;

Emily Harting and Kayla Logar, both Cocalico High School National Honor Society – Scholarship, $50;

Kyle Binkley and Sierra Painter, both Cocalico High School National Honor Society – Senior Recognition, $50;

Allyson Butz, Cocalico High School National Honor Society – Service, $100;

Gavin Stark, Cocalico High School National Honor Society – Service, $100;

Carl Wilson, Cocalico High School Science Department, $100;

Shannon Glover, Cocalico High School Science Department, $100;

Kenneth Wallace, Cocalico High School Student Government, $500;

William Habecker, Cocalico High School Technology Education Department, $200;

Rebecca Voler, Cocalico High School Theater Award, $200;

Nina Plaksin, Emily Kase, Noah Holmes, Gabby Marrero, Nathaniel Leighton, Cocalico High School TV Studio Award – Excellence in TV Production, $50;

Jake Fester, Cocalico Union Class Kenny Hirneisen Memorial, $100;

Chloe Lucky, Cocalico Union Class of 1958, $100;

Allyson Butz, Brooke Meckley, Emily White, Maya Bingaman, all Denver Fair Committee, $250;

Natalie Belousov, Denver Health and Rehabilitation Center, $250;

Emily Harting, Denver Lions Club – Excellence in Foreign Language, $1,000;

Kyle Trupe, Denver Lions Club – Excellence in Technology Education, $1,000;

Emily Gerber, Denver Lions Club – Literacy Excellence in Memory of Richard C. Funk, $1,000;

Jillian Hartranft, Denver Lions Club – Outstanding Leo Club Member, $1,000;

Caitlin Johnston, Denver Lions Club – Richard Neville Memorial, $1,000;

Annika Naumann and Shannon Glover, both Denver-Ephrata Rotary Club, $1,000;

Kayla Logar, Denver-Ephrata Rotary Club – Dr. Dale Reinecker Memorial, $1,000;

Annika Naumann and Manpreet Kooner, both East Cocalico Alumni Association, $500;

Emily Harting, East Cocalico Lions Club – Leo Club Member, $1,200;

JamesOwen Cutts and Shannon Glover, both East Cocalico Lions Club – Scholarship, Community Service, Citizenship, $1,200;

Abd-Rahman Saad and Rachel Weaver, both Ephrata AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary – Post No. 136, $250;

Val Reisig, F & M Hat Company Inc., $750;

Kyle Binkley, Floyd W. Sweigart Memorial Music Education Scholarship, $500;

Kenneth Wallace, Guy K. Bard, $250;

Allyson Butz, Hannah Garman, $200;

Gavin Stark, Harding-Yost Insurance Associates Inc., $1,000;

Hunter High and Trevor Fichthorn, both Jesse Weitzel Memorial Scholarship, $500;

Molly Baum, Joseph Kurjiaka Memorial Scholarship, $2,000;

Emily Harting, Rachel Musselman, Sierra Painter, all Jostens Award – Editor, plaque;

Ellyssa Heiser, Katlynn Burkholder Memorial Scholarship, $250;

Annika Naumann, Kenneth A. Leid Memorial Award, $500;

Alex Harrington, Lancaster County Chapter of the Pennsylvania Association of School Retirees, $1,000;

JamesOwen Cutts, LancasterHistory.org, certificate;

Bethany Horning, Margaret G. Webber Memorial, $250;

Shannon Glover, Maxwell Scholarship for Women in Computing and Engineering, $500;

  1. Tucker Lescoe and Megan Gingrich, both Mitch Hummel Memorial Award, $500;

Adam Miller, Brooke Meckley, Felicia Swift, Hayden Koch, J. Tucker Lescoe, Jasa Lorah, Kourtney Keith, Molly Baum, Sabrina Simmon, all Reamstown Athletic Association Scholarship, $3,000;

Annika Naumann, Reinholds Lions Club – Community Service Award/Leo Club Member, $500;

Kayla Logar, Reinholds Lions Club – Math Award, $300;

Brianna Geesaman, Reinholds Lions Club – Music Award, $300;

Kendra Zemeski, Reinholds Lions Club – Science Award, $300;

Kyle Binkley, Reinholds Lions Club – Theater Arts Award, $300;

Benjamin Shupp and Hannah Hall, both Reinholds VFW – Essay, $3,000

Felicia Swift and Ian Arcudi, both Reinholds VFW – Essay, $2,000;

Brooke Meckley and Kenneth Wallace, both Reinholds VFW – Essay, $1,000;

Brooke Meckley and Matthew McKinney, both Richard H. Kimball Scholarship, $500

Ashley Hummer, Schoeneck Area Civic Association, $2,000;

Kayla Logar and Kenneth Wallace, both Senate of Pennsylvania – Good Citizenship, certificate;

Amanda Enck, Annika Naumann, Bethany Horning, Bethany Slater, Briana Geesaman, Claire Wickenheiser, Danielle Witmer, Emily Heisler, Hannah Hall, Kendall Wanner, Kendra Zemeski, Manpreet Kooner, Molly Baum, Natasha Brenner, Rachel Musselman, Shannon Glover, Tasha Martin, all The Gockley Award, $3,500;

Annika Naumann and Emily White, both The U.S. Government Principles of the Republic, $500;

Casey Sawyer, United States Army ROTC Scholarship, certificate;

Jasa Lorah and Kenneth Wallace, both United States Army Scholar/ Athlete, certificate;

Allyson Butz, Weaver Health Food, $300;

Caleb Hooper, Weaver Industries Inc., $250;

Annika Naumann, Weaver Markets, Inc., $1,500;

Hannah Hall, Weinhold, Nickel & Co., LLP, $1,000;

William Graybill-DiStefano, Woman’s Club of Denver, $1,500;

Annika Naumann and Rachel Musselman, both Woman’s Club of Denver, $750.

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