Mendota H.S. scholarships and awards presented during 2021 graduation


MENDOTA – In addition to the scholarships and awards announced at the Mendota High School graduation ceremony on May 29, there were numerous other scholarship and special awards given to members of the Class of 2021.

927 Scholarship – Javier Perez; Ashley Scholarship – Bonnie Hall; Big Northern Conference All-Academic Team – Daisy Arteaga, Eli Avila, Jack Beetz, Olivia Eddy, Janeth Hermosillo, Sam Lawrence, Grace Leifheit, Twila Martinson, Ella Massey, Madison Mikolasek, Derek Nanez, Izabella Nanez, Jenna O’Donnell, Natalie Orozco, Madison Pappas, Perris Stachlewitz;

Bohn-Nielsen Scholarship – Amanda Barrett; Booster Club – Jenna O’Donnell; BPW Scholarship – Mary DeFore, Grace Leifheit, Ella Massey, Madison Mikolasek; Compeer Financial Scholarship – Jack Beetz; DAR Recipient – Twila Martinson; DeKalb Agricultural Accomplishment Award – Jack Beetz; Elias Setchell Music Award – Ashton Dewey;

English Award – Izabella Nanez; FCS/Scholar Award – Camille Jones; FCS/Citizenship Award – Dugann Gatlin; George Diehl Ag Scholarship – Jack Beetz; Karen Fischer Scholarship – Emilio Raya; Illinois State Scholars – Amanda Barrett, Amellia Bromenschenkel, Daisy Contreras, Mary DeFore, Sam Lawrence, Grace Leifheit, Lily Linden, Twila Martinson;

Illinois Valley Hispanic Partnership Council Scholarship – Sabrina Belmonte, Sam Lawrence; Jody Herman Smith Memorial Award – Ty Connelly; Kenney Contracting Scholarship – Ty Connelly; Kilmartin 3-Sport/4-Year Awards – Izabella Nanez, Jenna O’Donnell; Klein Family Memorial Ag Scholarship – Jack Beetz; LeRette Scholarship – Jenna O’Donnell;

Lions Club Fine Arts Scholarship – Madison Pappas; Dr. Musick Scholarship – Janeth Hermosillo; Jim O’Neil Award – Mariela Valdez; Mendota Quarterback Club/Joe Rollins Award – Derek Nanez; Mendota Quarterback Club/Dean Lubbs Award – Andres Castaneda; Nina’s Market Scholarship – Javier Perez;

Pita Rey Enterprise/Snap On Tools Scholarship – Keina Arteaga, Sam Lawrence, Natalie Orozco, Rosevelia Rocha; Pulley Awards – Eli Avila, Jaelyn Fitzgerald, Matthew Grenter, Alex Rummery; Robert Cooper Award – Perris Stachlewitz; Rotary Club Scholarship – Jack Beetz, Mary DeFore, Grace Leifheit, Leilani Landeros; SAR Recipient – Perris Stachlewitz;

Science Award – Vanessa Escatel; Sousa Award – Derek Nanez; Spanish Award – Keina Arteaga (Heritage), Amanda Barrett (non-Heritage); Student Council Scholarship – Perris Stachlewitz; Sublette Toy Show Scholarship – Piper Artman; Donald White Memorial Scholarship – Mary DeFore;

Don Whitmore Award – Jenna O’Donnell; Gerald Wood Award – Jenna O’Donnell; VFW Scholarship – Madison Mikolasek; Women of the Moose Scholarship – Madison Mikolasek, Jenna O’Donnell.

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