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Helias Catholic celebrates 2023-24 student achievements


Posted Date: 05/16/2024

Helias Catholic High School recognized junior, sophomore and freshman students for their academic performance, service and achievements during the 2023-24 school year at a ceremony Thursday, May 2.

Nineteen students received the Blessed Theresa of Jesus Gerhardinger Service Award for 100 or more hours of community service during the 2023-24 school year:

  • Juniors Charlotte Bybee, Claire Cassmeyer, Lauren Mathews, Macy Morris, Crosby Pierce and Julian Schmidt.
  • Sophomores William Boyer, Ruth Cassmeyer, Shannen Dollar, Alex Lock, Andrea Lock, Layla Schaefer, Ava Smith-Vandergriff and Kambell Winegar.
  • Freshmen Merideth Buker, Callie Lock, Katelyn Lukacs, Eva Pope and Josie Wilson.

Sophomore Olivia Monnig received the Dr. Richard Skain Memorial Award, given to a sophomore student who has demonstrated excellent character and scholarship.

Juniors Matthew Liebsch and Lauren Mathews received the Jayne and Norb Luebbering Memorial Award, given to a junior boy and girl who have outstanding qualities of loyalty, character and participation in school activities.

Freshmen Corynn Frank and Alex Wieberg received the Patricia Skain Memorial Award, given based on scholarship, character and service to Helias Catholic.

Sophomore Joey Jones received the Bert Koester Memorial Award, given to a sophomore living in Cole County who has shown exemplary effort, initiative and character.

Freshmen Meredith Buker and Samuel Stephens received the Helen and Mary Skain Award, given to a freshman boy and girl based on scholarship, character and service to Helias Catholic.

Five students received the Triple H Award for receiving three varsity letters in a single school year: juniors Ian Benne, Madeline Larkin and Abigail Verslues; and sophomores Logan Hillman and Jayli Howell.

Juniors Kenadi Harrison and Samuel Lopez received the Carl M. Vogel Award, given to a junior boy and girl who have participated in athletics and plan to continue during their senior year. Selection is made by the school’s coaching staff on the basis of total contribution to the athletic program.

Four juniors received the Glory of Missouri Award, which recognizes students who exemplify the 14 characteristics upheld by the state of Missouri: knowledge, liberty, equality, law, justice, fraternity, education, progress, honor, truth, virtue, temperance, enterprise and charity: sophomore knowledge, liberty, equality, law, justice, fraternity, education, progress, honor, truth, virtue, temperance, enterprise and charity: Lindley Buchanan, Charity; Flynn Hamilton, Law; Matthew Liebsch, Honor; and Crosby Pierce, Enterprise.

Five juniors were selected to represent Helias Catholic or serve as alternates for Missouri Girls State: Emma Goetz, Alison Kolb, Macy Morris and Mary Iris Morrisey,

Four juniors were selected to represent Helias Catholic at Missouri Boys State based on character, leadership, scholarship, service and loyalty: Bryce Allen, Aleksandr Careaga, Alexander Fife, Samuel Grothoff and Brody Metzger.

The following students received the Hawthorn Bank Award, given to a boy and girl in each class who have the highest academic achievement: juniors Richard Mosha and Cambri VanLoo; sophomores Blake Bode and Daelyn Crisostomo; and freshmen Chadran Bryan Carden and Lillian Peters.

Thirteen juniors received the Bonnot and Hemmel Scholarship, given to the highest-ranking scholastic juniors. Each of these students has a 4.0 GPA: Callie Bellsmith, Charlotte Bybee, Claire Cassmeyer, Claire Huntley, Alana Hynes, Catherine Meystrik, Lydie Moellers, Macy Morris, Richard Mosha, Lela Mueller, Margaret Stonner, Cambri VanLoo and Lauren Verslues.

Ten students have received honors based on their outstanding performance on the National Latin Exams:

  • Cum Laude: Margaux Browning, Claire Bybee and Tobyas Godwin.

Maxima Cum Laude: Daelyn Crisostomo, Corynn Frank, Talia Hinton, Carson Hughes, Lourdes Matanane, Ryan McKenzie and Lillian Peters.