Parker High School Students Continue to Impress 5

Six Seniors are Recognized for Their Studies, Athleticism and Community Involvement

The Rotary Club of Parker has honored the following area seniors for their various accomplishments as their high school years start to come to a close.

The Ponderosa High School students were Kaylee Moore and Matthew Brady.

Kaylee was honored in February her academic, sports, art and community service achievements. She has a 3.8 grade-point-average, is a member of the National Society, the Student Advisory Group for Douglas County School District and is the Treasurer of the DECA club. She also lettered in basketball and tennis, and volunteered for numerous community service projects, including basketball camp, Ace for Autism and vacation Bible school. Kaylee plans on attending Colorado Mesa University and studying nursing.

Matthew, who was the January honoree, excels in high school football and basketball. He made the All-State football team and was voted the Most Valuable Player in the league. Matthew also participates in Ponderosa’s youth football and basketball camps, and has attained the rank of Eagle Scout, the highest level in Boy Scouts. He has applied to CMU, Southern Utah University and Utah State, and plans to study chiropractics or pre-med with hopes of becoming a chiropractor.

The Chaparral honorees were Teddy Howell, Molly Corlett and Nick Sodnicar.

Teddy, the February honoree, is ranked ninth in his class with a 4.28 grade-point-average, and has been described by his teachers as a “true model student” and someone who “excels at everything he puts his mind to.” Teddy is a member of the National Honor Society and Link Crew. He also has lettered in baseball and is a member of the marching band. Teddy has applied to several colleges and plans to study aerospace engineering.

Molly, who was recognized in January, is ranked 19th in her class with a 4.1 grade-point-average. She is a member of the National Society and student government, and excels in sports, having lettered all four years on the cross country team and was a member of the school’s lacrosse team. Molly plans to attend the University of Iowa, on majoring in bio-medical engineering in hopes of becoming a doctor.

Nick, who is ranked 65th in his class with a 3.8 grade-point-average, was recognized in December. He is a member of the National Honor Society, vice president of DECA and a member of the cross country team. Nick is very creative with great spirit and embraces challenges. He has applied to the University of Colorado in Boulder and George Washington University, and plans on majoring in business administration.

Lutheran High School’s student achiever was Kent Harris, who was honored in February.

Kent is president of the National Society, past secretary of the National Society, a member of Student Council and Art Academy, and was the student leader of the Paint Parker mural. Kent also excels in track and field, earning letters all four years, team captain for two years, and holds many school records. With all that going on, Kent still logged in more than 300 hours of community service work during his tenure in high school.  Kent has applied to and been accepted at several colleges. He plans on studying industrial design.