Rock Island High School held the annual Senior Night on Wednesday, May 31 and showcased all of the scholarship and academic awards that seniors have achieved in the last year. Overall, this year the RIHS seniors garnered $4.3 million in scholarship awards.
Some long-standing scholarships were also announced:
- The Don Wright Memorial Scholarship – Alexandra Axup
- The Alpha-Kappa-Alpha Scholarships – Asrielle Allen, Alexis Butler,
- Miranda Meadows and Jasmine Thomas (pictured right)
- The Thode Family Scholarship – Zoe Replinger & Jarred McClendon
- The Joyce Mirr Education Scholarship – Elaina Quilty
- The Theresa Meincke Memorial Scholarship – Madison DePover
- The Lappin Family Scholarship – Elena Santillan
- The University of Iowa ROTC Scholarship – Pearson Kerchner (pictured bottom right)
- The Links Inc. QC Scholarship – Asrielle Allen
- Mediacom Scholarship – Asrielle Allen
All Rock Island High School seniors were recognized with certificates for their scholarship awards and also involvement in National Honor Society, Illinois State Scholars and Charles O. Austin Jr. Scholar status. The evening rounded out with a slide show of seniors’ future plans and then a photo montage of seniors put together by the Journalism students in Sarah Miers class.