31 RIHS seniors receive awards for academic excellence

Rock Island High School 2013 Austin Scholars (submitted photo)
Pictured: Front LtoR: Dr. Mike Oberhaus, Abigail Wieland, Claire Bacon, Anna Teggatz, Antonetta Axup, Jacklyn Young, Jacqueline Rangel, Samantha Martinez, Board of Education President Linda Dothard, Breayona Reed
Back LtoR: Andrew Pearson, Katherine Phillips, Elizabeth Wieland, Juliana Jespersen, George Roderick, Kyrstin Plohr, Jacob Sigler, Jinesh Shah, Hannah Jo Rodgers, Trey Sigel, Steven Nowinski, Kirsten Tauke, Principal Tim Wernentin, Retired Teacher Chuck Austin

Rock Island High School 2013 Austin Scholars (submitted photo) Pictured: Front LtoR: Dr. Mike Oberhaus, Abigail Wieland, Claire Bacon, Anna Teggatz, Antonetta Axup, Jacklyn Young, Jacqueline Rangel, Samantha Martinez, Board of Education President Linda Dothard, Breayona Reed Back LtoR: Andrew Pearson, Katherine Phillips, Elizabeth Wieland, Juliana Jespersen, George Roderick, Kyrstin Plohr, Jacob Sigler, Jinesh Shah, Hannah Jo Rodgers, Trey Sigel, Steven Nowinski, Kirsten Tauke, Principal Tim Wernentin, Retired Teacher Chuck Austin

Rock Island High School 2013 Austin Scholars (submitted photo) Pictured: Front LtoR: Dr. Mike Oberhaus, Abigail Wieland, Claire Bacon, Anna Teggatz, Antonetta Axup, Jacklyn Young, Jacqueline Rangel, Samantha Martinez, Board of Education President Linda Dothard, Breayona Reed Back LtoR: Andrew Pearson, Katherine Phillips, Elizabeth Wieland, Juliana Jespersen, George Roderick, Kyrstin Plohr, Jacob Sigler, Jinesh Shah, Hannah Jo Rodgers, Trey Sigel, Steven Nowinski, Kirsten Tauke, Principal Tim Wernentin, Retired Teacher Chuck Austin

Rock Island High School 2013 Austin Scholars (submitted photo)
Pictured: Front LtoR: Dr. Mike Oberhaus, Abigail Wieland, Claire Bacon, Anna Teggatz, Antonetta Axup, Jacklyn Young, Jacqueline Rangel, Samantha Martinez, Board of Education President Linda Dothard, Breayona Reed
Back LtoR: Andrew Pearson, Katherine Phillips, Elizabeth Wieland, Juliana Jespersen, George Roderick, Kyrstin Plohr, Jacob Sigler, Jinesh Shah, Hannah Jo Rodgers, Trey Sigel, Steven Nowinski, Kirsten Tauke, Principal Tim Wernentin, Retired Teacher Chuck Austin

Thirty-one Rock Island High School seniors received an award recognizing earning a 3.5 or higher grade point average for six semesters.

The award was established in honor of Charles O. Austin Jr., who was principal of RIHS for 14 years and superintendent of the Rock Island-Milan District 41 for seven years.

“Austin demanded excellence, was a role model for achievement and directly impacted the lives of thousands of our community’s youth,” said a statement from the district communications office.

The students receiving the award were recognized for completed six semesters of study with a 3.5 GPA or higher during each semester.  The 2013 Charles O. Austin Scholars are:

Alexia Avena

Antonetta Axup

Claire Bacon

Allyson Boyle

Raven Byrum

Andrew Calder

Alicia Freiberg

Camie Herbert

Julianna Jespersen

Samantha Martinez

Erin Munson

Steve Nowinski

Tlang Kip Par

Van Nun Par

Andrew Pearson

Gabrielle Pepping

Katherine Phillips

Kyrstin Plohr

Jaqueline Rangel

Breayona Reed

George Roderick

Hannah Jo Rodgers

Jinesh Shah

Trey Sigel

Jacob Sigler

Ivan Starenko

Kirsten Tauke

Anna Teggatz

Abigail Wieland

Elizabeth Wieland

Jacklyn Young

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