Posted Date: 05/11/2021
The 2021 Perryton High School Academic Awards Ceremony, Monday, May 10, was a little different this year. Like the Athletic awards event a week earlier, there was no banquet this year due to COVID precautions.
The event, held in the PHS auditorium, began with a short performance by the PHS Band followed by recognizing band members for their achievements throughout the year.
Students were recognized for their achievements in UIL Academics, Art, One Act Play, FCCLA Yearbook, and Student Council. Current and incoming National Honor Society were introduced as well.
Several Special Speech and Drama awards were presented including the Jack R. Allen Award to Nicholas Battin, Outstanding Speech Student to Harmony Thrash, Most Promising Newcomer to Caleb Jones, Outstanding Technician to Karen Sanchez and the Outstanding Drama Student to Cadynce Scott.
After a performance by the PHS Freshmen Choir and Chorale and recognitions of choir achievements, the individual Academic Awards were presented. 2021 PHS Valedictorian, Jacob Schollenbarger led the evening claiming the Outstanding Student awards in English, Math, Science and Social Studies – a clean sweep of the “core subjects.”
Other Outstanding Student awards included: Art – Yoselin Anchondo and Sarahi Sandoval; Business – Angel Quintero; Spanish – Sarahi Sandoval; Technology – Jesus Jurado; and Journalism – Kaydee Harrison and Kaeden Wilson. All of the speech and drama and outstanding student awards included cash prizes from local businesses and organizations.
The 2021 Honor Graduates were introduced. They included:
Emili Rodriguez Melendez
Hector Marquez Trejo
Sarahi Sandoval Sanchez
Paola Uribe Navarrete
Yoselin Anchondo Marquez
FirstBank Southwest presented cash prizes to the Valedictorian, Jacob Schollenbarger and Salutatorian, Jocelyn Medina.
Following a video of photos from throughout the school year, the honor grads led the crowd in singing the school song to close out the evening.