Maricopa High School hosted its annual Senior Honors Night May 14. It was a time to recognize hard work in the classroom and in extracurricular activities as well as identify students of the year. Organizers also announced scholarships and military honors.
Student of the year awards in Career and Technical Education went to Reno Dugan for Air Force Junior ROTC, David Shaffer for automotive technologies, Marquell David for computer maintenance, Alyssa Newman for digital photography, Mason Whitley for film and television, Aidia Carr for marketing, Braiden Whitworth for networking and Hyrum Sherwood for Technical Theater.
Student of the year awards in Fine Arts went to Jona May Lim for acrylic art, Longman Pyne for ceramics, Jalen Reyes for dance, Ivie Keene for drama, Kayla Rios for graphite, Seattle Luetkahans for studio art, Brittin Call for the John Philip Sousa Band Award and Sonya Martinez for the National School Orchestra Award.
Other students of the year were Porter Jones for English language arts and for German, Patrick Flint for mathematics, Ariana Sauceda for Spanish, Rylee Moore and Kemo Akins for physical education, Rachel Knight for science, Haley Petersheim for social studies, Gerardo Marsical Torres for “attitude, attendance and achievement,” and Alessandro Hernandez de la Pena for Advanced Placement. Among the lists of merit scholarships to state universities, it was also announced Hernandez, a National Scholar, received a scholarship valued at $72,000.