On June 9, Milford High School celebrated outstanding seniors in an award ceremony. The ceremony was held in Brigg’s Stadium and also live streamed for those who wished to see members of the Class of 2021 receive awards.
Students named to the Academic Hall of Fame included Allison Benton, Kayla Clausen, Summer Davis, Zane Wallace, Antoine Gravat, Cole Garlick, Rebecca Wisniewski, Kevin Lin, Tristan Stevenson, Josiah Moore, Matthew Stangl, Sophia Wiliams, Deena Johnson, Roman Stump, Emma Sekscinski, Alex Mergner, Kirk Hammer, Cannon Cline, Haleigh Baker, Emanuel Trejo, James Stangl, Mallory Burk, Corey Messick, Bridget Stump, Victoria Jordan, Samantha Jacona, Zachariah Stutzman, Jordyn Hills, Matthew Hague, Madeline Sekscinski, Shelby Ohlig, Sam Sickles, Domihanna Peralta-Zabala, Mirella DeLeon, Matthew Webb, Jr. and Blandine Aldajuste.
Kayla Clausen, Alison Benton, Tristan Stevenson and Rebecca Wisniewski received the Honors Program Academic Leadership Award in English Language Arts while Kayla Clausen received The Milford High School English Award. Receiving the Honors Program Academic Leadership Award in Math were Kayla Clausen, Allison Benton, Cole Garlick, Tristan Stevenson, Emanuel Trejo, Zane Wallace, Kevin Lin and Roman Stump. Antoine Gravat received the Milford High School Outstanding Mathematics Student Award.
Students receiving the Honors Program Academic Leadership Award in Social Studies were Allison Benton, Kayla Clausen, Antoine Gravat, Tristan Stevenson, Zane Wallace, Kevin Lin, Summer Davis, Rebecca Wisniewski, Roman Stump, Kirk Hammer and Alex Mergner. Zane Wallace received the Daughters of the American Revolution History Award. Alison Benton, Cole Garlick, Tristan Stevenson, Emanuel Trejo, Zane Wallace and Emma Sekscinski received the Honors Program Academic Leadership Award in Science.
Alison Benton received the Dr. G.W. Pleasanton Science Award while Emanuel Trejo received the Milford High School World Language Award. Bruce Ochoa Mazanegos received the EL Department Award. Receiving the DELLTA Amanda Sapp Parisi Awards were Kacy Charles and Michelle Perez-Lucas. In addition, Michelle Perez-Lucas received the Delaware Certificate of Multiliteracy along with Adrian Samaniego.
Students receiving the Senior Excellence in Theatre Participation Awards included Mary Jocelyn Argo, Jacob Elliot, Jesus Gomez, Hadley O’Day, Dylan Phillips, Bridget Stump, Zachariah Stutzman, Rebecca Wisniewski, Valerie Barron and Mia Demby. Jocelyn Argo received the Outstanding Choral Awards for Service while Jacob Elliott received the Outstanding Choral Awards for Performance. Tristan Stevenson received the Donald Lee Gibson Instrumental Musical Award and Dylan Phillips received the Outstanding Choral Student Award. Rebecca Wisniewski received the Outstanding Dramatic Art Student Award. Madeline Sekscinski received the Milford High School Visual Art Award and Mallory Burk received the Kelly Tyrell Gill Excellence in Art Award.
Deena Johnson received the Outstanding Finance/Accounting Award as well as the Milford High School Outstanding Business Student Award. Matthew Stangl received the Milford High School Outstanding Allied Health Student Award while Gillian Strawder received the Milford High School Outstanding Teacher Academy Award. Krystal Robinson Strickland was awarded the Senior Excellence in Digital Communication Technology honors and Samantha Jacona received the Technology Student Association Award. Emma Sekscinski received the Most Creative Communication Technology Award.
Cannon Cline received the Milford High School Outstanding STEM Student Award as well as the Milford Engineering Award. Jose Perez was presented with the Milford Engineering Internship Award. Victoria Jordan and Deena Johnson received the Overall Senior Excellence in Career and Technical Education Award. Miranda Walker received the Senior Excellence in Agricultural Science Education Award while Dayvon Elliot received the Jannie Martin Award.
Emma Sekscinski received the Milford High School Leadership Award and Allison Benton the Robert Leitheiser Service Award. The Captain James H. Johnson Award for Outstanding Male Athlete went to Emanuelle Carranza while the Milford High School Outstanding Female Athlete Award went to Summer Davis. Alex Mergner received the United States Marine Corps Scholastic Excellence Award while Sophia Williams received the United States Marine Corps Semper Fidelis Award. Corey Messick and Samantha Jacona received the United States Marine Corps Distinguished Athlete Award. The 2021 Milfordian yearbook was dedicated to Nick Brannan. Alison Benton and Kayla Clausen received the Secretary of Education Scholars award.
Students who received the 2021 Superintendent Award included Haleigh Rachelle Baker, Allison Benton, Mallory Quinn Burk, Kalyla Elizabeth Clausen, Cannon Douglas Cline, Summer Caroline Davis, Cole Nicholas Garlick, Antoine Paulin Florentin Gravat, Kirk Ellis Hammer, Jordyn Nicholas Hills, Deena Lynette Johnson, Victoria Rose Jordan, Kevin Lin, Alex Christopher Mergner, Corey John Messick, Josiah David Moore, Shelby Lynn Ohlig, Emma Claire Sekscinski, Madeline Rose Sekscinski, Matthew John Stangl, Tristan Marc Stevenson, Roman Jacob Lane Stump, Zane Whitaker Wallace, Bryce Tyler Wells, Sophia Elisabeth Williams, Rhe’Ann Lymariona Williams and Rebecca Marie Wisniewski.
The Leo Club/Milford Lions Club Scholarship went to Allison Benton. The Milford Lions Club Jim Willis Scholarship went to Cole Garlick while the Milford Lions Club Randy Harp Scholarship went to Emma Sekscinski. The Milford Lions Club Scholarship went to Summer Davis and the Delaware Lions Club James A. McCarty Memorial Scholarship went to Cole Garlick. Summer Davis was named the WBOC Mountaire Farms Scholar Athlete and Samantha Jacona received the Dr. Tricia Martin Scholarship.
The Raymond W. Masten & Edith W. Masten Scholarships went to Deena Johnson and James Stangl while the Rotary Traditional Scholarships went to Emma Sekscinksi, Alex Mergner and Summer Davis. Cannon Cline was awarded the Rotary Warnell Scholarship while Matthew Hague was awarded the Rotary “Service Above Self” Scholarship. Kayla Clausen received the Rotary Garbutt Family Trust Scholarship and Samantha Jacona received the Maureen Schab Education Scholarship. James Stangl was awarded the Citibank NAF Scholarship.
Receiving the Chamber of Commerce for Greater Milford Scholarships were Gregory Auguste, Brianna Lewis, Tavon Newman and Khi Woods. Summer Davis received the WGMD Sports Booster Scholarship while Emma Sekscinski received the Janosik Family Scholarship. Kala Clausen received the J.D. O’Connor Scholarship and Deena Johnson was awarded the Southern Delaware Alliance for Racial Justice Scholarship.
The Thelma C. Mayhew Scholarship went to Hali Sapp and the Worth M. Hudson Scholarship to Summer Davis. The Milford Elks Lodge Scholarships were awarded to Emma Sekscinski and Cole Garlick. Edwine Corvil received the Milford Education Association Scholarship and Matthew Hague was awarded the David J. Berezowski Football Scholarship. The Dr. Ben Carson Scholarship went to Summer Davis. Matthew Stangl and Emma Sekscinski both received Auxiliary of Bayhealth Sussex Campus Scholarships while Allison Benton received the Jill Biden Scholarship.
The Barbara Kimmey Pierce Memorial Scholarship went to Jordyn Hills and the James H. Postles Scholarship to Allison Benton, who also received the Dr. C. Edward Graybeal and the Milford High School Alumni Scholarships. Emma Sekscinski and Kevin Lin received the Lee Hirsch Scholarship. James Stangl received the Chester T. Dickerson Scholarship, Kayla Clausen the Garbutt Family Scholarship, Kevin Lin the James L. Davis Scholarship and Bryce Wells the Sean A. Hudson Memorial Scholarship.
Betsy Price is a Wilmington freelance writer who has 40 years of experience, including 15 at The News Journal in Delaware.
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