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MCHS Students Sign for College Scholarships
By WestKyStar & McCracken Co. High School Staff
PADUCAH, KY - McCracken County High School recognized the following Seniors for their accomplishments and signing college scholarships:
 
Ben Hodges – Centre College – Cross Country/Track
Varsity Cross Country and Varsity Track for 4 years each
Cross Country Co-Captain 2016
Cross Country State Qualifier 2015 and 2016
First Team Academic All State – 2015 and 2016 Cross Country Seasons
According to Milesplit – one of the top 2 most improved cross country runners from freshman to senior year in state of KY
Team Most Improved 2014 and 2015 Seasons
2017 Regional Runner Up and State Qualifier in 4x800m Relay Team
First Team Academic All State – 2017 Track Season
AP Scholar
Salutatorian
National Society of High School Scholars
FCA
Spanish Honor Society
Beta Club
Band (9-10 grade)
 
Ashley Zimmerman – Murray State University – Soccer
4 year starter – Soccer
3 time First Team All Region – Soccer
2 time District MVP – Soccer
53 career goals
35 career assists
3 time state qualifier - Track
4 time state qualifier – Cross Country
2013 Kentucky State Cup Champion and 2014 State Cup Finalist with West KY
Futbol Club
2016 and 2017 Tennessee State Cup Semi Finalist with FC Alliance
 
Mason Vinyard – Wabash Valley College – Baseball
High school baseball for 5 years
All Tournament Team Perfect Game WWBA World Championship
2017 Rawling Perfect Game Pre Season All Region Team
2016 State Semifinalist Team
 
Jade Cochran – Southern Illinois University – Cheer
              Fashion Design/Merchandising Student
              All Girl Cheer Squad – 1 year
              Coed Cheer Squad – 3 years
              National Honor Society
              Future Business Leaders of America
              Environmental Club
              2 Year Member of McCracken's Vans Custom Culture Team
  Active Member at Grace Episcopal Church – Serves as an acolyte and volunteers at the Community Kitchen
              2017 UCA National Champion
 
Alex Crenshaw – Western Kentucky University – Cheer
              Junior Year – Most Improved Award
              Senior Year – Leadership Award
              Academic Award for 3.5 GPA or higher
              2017 UCA National Champion
              Majoring in Exercise Science
 
Adia Mudd – Morehead State University – Cheer
2014 and 2017 UCA National Champion
Maintained a 3.5 or higher GPA throughout high school
Received Academic All-State Award all four years
110% and Senior Award at Coed Cheer Banquet 2016-17
2 Year Peer Tutor
 
Taylor Smith – Austin Peay State University – Cheer
              Pursuing aMarketing Degree
              Coed Cheer Team – 4 Years
              Freshman Year – Rookie of the Year
              2014 and 2017 UCA National Champion
              Honor Student
              Beta Club
              Pep Club
              Yearbook Staff
 
Eli Case – University of Tennessee at Martin – Band
McCracken County High School Band                                                   
                        Jazz Bands -Rhythm Section Leader
                        Marching Band -Pit and Battery Section Leader
                        Concert Bands -Percussion Section Leader
                        Percussion Ensembles -Teaching/Conducting Assistant
Logan Blackman Wind Symphony - Member 2015-Present -Percussion
1st District KMEA Honor Band and Jazz Band - Member 2015-2017 -Percussion and Timpani
Murray State University Quad State Symphony Band - Member 2015-2017 -Timpani
GT Leadership - Member 2005-Present
             
Ashley Dees – Murray State University – Band
Member of the All-District Bands 2012-2017 -
Member of the Murray State Quad-State Band 2017
Graduating with honors
Distinguished Rating at Solo/Ensemble 3 years
Attending Murray State University in the Fall of 2017 on both music and academic scholarships
 
Madeline Downs – Murray State University  – Band
Member of MCHS Wind Ensemble 4 years
Member of the MCHS Drum line 3 years
All-District Band member - 4 years
Quad-State Band - Top band 2 years
Solo/Ensemble Distinguished Rating 4 years
Kentucky All-State Band Member 2017 - 1st Chair Concert Band
Graduating with honors
 
Ahren Hess – University of Louisville – Band
3 Year Member of the MCHS Wind Ensemble 1st Chair 2yrs
3 Year Member of the MCHS top Jazz Band - McBig Band - Section Leader
Marching Band section leader 2017
All-District Band 3yrs- 1stchair 2017
All-District Jazz Band 3yrs - 1st chair 2016, 2017
Quad-State Band - 2 years top band
Univ. of Louisville Honor Band 2017
Distinguished Solo/Ensemble - 2 yrs
Jamey Abersold Jazz Camp 2016
Ky Boys State
 
Michael Largent – Murray State University – Choir
Choir for 11 years
Photography/Media Arts Club
MCHS Bands
Saint Thomas Moore Church Choir
Plans on majoring in Music Education
 
Michaela Walker – WKCTC – Choir
MCHS Choirs for four years
Currently sings soprano with Varsity Singers
She also serves as an invaluable mentor/section leader/administrative assistant in Women's Select Ensemble and has done so for the past two years.
Michaela will attend WKCTC for two years and transfer to Murray State to pursue a degree in Music Therapy.
 
Shelbe Overby – Malloy College/CAP 21 – Drama
Has attended four summer college programs for musical theatre, including the Texas Musical Theatre Workshop at the University of Texas in Austin, the Syracuse Summer College Program for Musical Theatre, the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music's Immersion Program, and the Performing Arts Project at Wake Forest University
Was accepted into GSA 2016
Has been in every MCHS Theatre Department show to date
Valedictorian
President and Public Relations of Drama Club
Awarded with a certificate of recognition from the Diocese of Owensboro for faithful service and commitment to the church
 
Kendel Ponchock – Savannah College of Art and Design – Drama
2015 KY Governor's School for the Arts Alumnus- dramatic arts
2016/17 Drama Club Vice President, been a drama club member since 2014
Staff reporter for Mustang Messenger newspaper
Member of MCHS Varsity Singers
Been in a total of seven shows at McCracken County High School
MCHS Varsity coed cheerleading Leadership Award 2014
2014 National Champion in Varsity coed cheerleading
Honors graduate

Published 08:44 PM, Wednesday May. 17, 2017
Updated 08:56 PM, Wednesday May. 17, 2017

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