The Hancock-Henderson Quill, Inc.
by Christy Kienast, Quill Reporter
On Sunday May 15th, 28 students crossed the stage for the last time in their elementary-junior high years and became high school freshman.
After the Invocation given by 8th grader, Tucker Anderson, Mr. Jo Campbell, La Harpe Community School District Superintendent, congratulated the class members.
La Harpe Principal Lila McKeown handed out the Presidential Academic Awards to the class's top 11 students.
Braden Bennett, Tucker Anderson, Colton Ragain, Mitchell Mathew, Karly Jones, Peyton Porter, Josie Finch, Allison Van Fleet, Jacob Sholl, Tori Crim and Colton Mellinger.
Eighth grade choir students Karly Jones, Allison Van Fleet and Marlie Burt (pictured at right) sang a beautiful version of the song : "The Best That I Can Be".
Josie Finch, daughter of Jason and Carrie Finch, received the top academic honor and Peyton Porter, son of Todd and Molly Porter, received the academic honor for the next highest grade point average.
Darrell Kraft of the American Legion handed out the Legion's highest honor bestowed to youth to Josie Finch - 1st and Peyton Porter 2nd.
The La Harpe Masonic Lodge presented their 34th Anniversary Humanitarian Award to Colton Mellinger.
Darrell Kraft of the American Legion awards the Legion's highest honor bestowed to youth to: Josie Finch - 1st place, and Peyton Porter with 2nd place. They both also were awarded for top GPA in their class.
The La Harpe Masonic Lodge presented their prestigious Humanitarian Award to Colton Mellinger, son of Ron and Lori Melllinger.