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Students honored during banquet

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Northview High School senior Joseph Thomas was the recipient of the $5,000 Greenwell Scholarship Tuesday at the school's annual academic banquet. Jason Moon Photo. [Order this photo]
WEST TERRE HAUTE -- Clay County residents packed O'Shaughnessy Hall at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College Tuesday for the annual Northview High School Academic Honors Banquet.

The guest speaker for the event was new SMWC President and Clay County resident Dottie King.

"I want to be the first person tonight to congratulate you young people who are being honored," King told the packed house.

King described choices she had made throughout her life, which helped her get where she is today.

"The world you will inherit is a changing world, and it's changing quickly," she said. "You will inherit a lot of challenges. We're going to need all of your talent with all of this."

King suggested to all the students that they expand their knowledge, as they grow older.

"Learn as much as you can," she said. "You must use the talents you've been given. Make good choices. Your success will be measured over a lifetime."

NHS Principal Tim Rayle introduced a handful of NHS National Honor Society members, who presented students from each grade level with certificates for grade-point averages.

Freshmen with a GPA of 3.8 were honored, while sophomores with a 3.7 or above earned recognition. In addition, juniors with a GPA of 3.6 or above were recognized and seniors with a GPA of 3.5 or above were honored.

Following the presentation of awards, First Financial Bank Assistant Vice President Amanda Swift presented Rayle with an Academic All Stars Plaque for the school.

Then, Swift honored Northview senior Joseph Thomas with the 2011 Greenwell scholarship.

First Financial Bank Assistant Vice President Amanda Swift presented Northview High School Principal Tim Rayle with an Academic All Stars Plaque at the school's annual academic banquet Tuesday. Jason Moon Photo.
The renewable scholarships are handed out annually to a student at Northview and Clay City. It was created in 1995 by Ed and Maude Greenwell.