On Tuesday, May 23, Milford Senior High School held their annual Senior Awards Night at the Milford High School Auditorium. Principal Shawn Snyder welcomed the students to the ceremony, saying it was a celebration of the Senior Class.
“This is my favorite event of the year,” Mr. Snyder said. “The students recognized tonight have done everything we have asked of them and more, academically, athletically, in leadership and in community service. They have earned over $6 million in scholarship money and are on track to exceed the amount raised last year of $6.2 million. They have taken more AP courses and dual enrollment courses than any class in Milford High School history. They have won athletic championships and have left their mark on Milford High School as a class of scholars, athletes and leaders.”
Dr. Kevin Dickerson, Superintendent of Milford School District said that Milford School District was fortunate to have students who displayed such excellence in leadership and told them that this was just the beginning of their success in life.
The first awards of the evening were presented by Staff Sargeant Nathaniel Carberry of the United States Marine Corps. SSgt. Carberry presented Alexander Creasey and Deja Rodriguez Santiago with the Distinguished Male and Female Athlete Awards. Alexander plans to attend Delaware State University and study Engineering while Deja plans to attend the University of Delaware to study Psychology.
SSgt. Carberry also presented Rebecca Hutchinson, who plans to attend the University of Delaware to study Physics and Astronomy with the Scholastic Excellence Award and Summer Arthurs with the Semper Fidelis Award. Summer will attend the University of Delaware to study Neuroscience. William Kimmel III was awarded the Army Reserve Male Athlete Award and will attend Delaware State University to study Physical Therapy while Daphne Leighty was awarded the Army Reserve Female Athlete Award. Daphne plans to attend Shenandoah University, studying Elementary Education.
The Jannie Martin Award went to Skylar Field who will study Nursing at Del-Tech in the fall while the Outstanding Accounting Student Awards were given to Robert Knutsen who plans to study Accounting at the University of Delaware and Lori Lloyd who will also study Accounting at Goldey Beacom. Holly Tesoro was named the Outstanding Business Student and will also attend Goldey Beacom in their Marketing program.
The Communication Technology Department awarded several students for their outstanding contribution. Jessica Creigh was given the Senior Excellence in Communication Technology, Kieran Pheasant was awarded the Technology Student Association Award, Christopher Cranmer was awarded Most Creative Communication Technology Student and William Dorey IV was named Outstanding Technology Student.
Scholarships were also awarded at the ceremony. The Milford Lions Club Randy Harp Scholarship was awarded to Daphne Leighty. The Chamber of Commerce for Greater Milford Scholarships were awarded to Brianna Blessing, Skylar Field, Tymire Riddick and Kimberly Sorto-Rios. The Dr. Tricia Martin Scholarship was awarded to Tyler Timson and the Tony Silicato Scholarship was awarded to Madison Rogers.
In keeping with a long-standing tradition, the Class of 2017 dedicated their senior yearbook to a staff member who students felt went above and beyond for students in the school. This year’s honor went to Jim Frketic.
“As an educator, you work all year, every year, not knowing if you have made a difference in the students under your tutelage, wondering if your work has made a difference in their lives,” Mr. Frketic said. “By this dedication, I realize that the hard work and dedication to the MHS students has made an impact. It is a great honor and deeply humbling to have the 2017 MHS Yearbook dedicated to me. Thank you, MHS Class of 2017.”
A full list of the awards recipients can be found at Senior Awards NightPDF
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