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Council Recognizes 2016 Mayor's Scholars

At the March 15th Hopkinsville City Council meeting, Mayor Carter Hendricks and Council members celebrated the accomplishments of this year’s top 10 Mayor’s Scholars. These students represent the best essay writers from among this year’s field of submissions. Through the county-wide competition, the students have earned cash prizes ranging from $25 for those essays judged 2nd through 10th place and $50 for the 1st place essay. Students have been recognized at their respective schools and will also be congratulated at a School Board meeting.

2016 Mayor’s Scholars Essay Champion
1st   Ashanti Johnson, CCMS
2016 Mayor’s Scholars Essay Finalists
2nd    Samantha Munchbach, CCMS
3rd    Janae Bracey, HMS
4th    Braden Porter, HCA
4th    Audrey Stewart, HMS
4th    Carter Pollard, HMS
7th    Alyssa Romney, CCMS
8th    Zachary Langhi, CCMS
9th    McKay Dunn, CCMS
10th   Destinee Allen, CCMS

Group with MayorMayor’s Scholars recognized at City Council meeting
(Pictured left to right, Mayor Hendricks and Scholars by placement from 1st  to 10th )

To be named a Mayor’s Scholar, 8th grade students must have a 2.5 GPA at a Christian County Public Schools middle school, maintain a 95% attendance rate, have no office referrals and submit an essay outlining steps the community should take to make Hopkinsville a better place for youth. All students meeting eligibility requirements were named Mayor’s Scholars last week. The top 56 essayists were invited to enjoy a day-long field trip to Murray State University main campus on March 10. In total, 106 scholars were named this year.

2016 marks the 6th year of the program launched as part of the Partners in Education project.  The scholars program was expanded this year to include all five public and private middle schools in Hopkinsville.  For more information about the Mayor’s Scholars program, please contact Nikki Radford at or (270) 890-0215.  

2016 Mayor’s Scholars


Alex Pritchett

Alie Boyd

Emma Lile

Neal Aldridge

Niamya Rempala

Janae Bracey

Ashyln Montgomery

Destinee Allen

Haley Rogers

Maia Bradford

JB Morse

Brianna Barber

Alyssa Romney

Lanie Brumfield

Deanthony Ogburn

Abby Barton

John Schmitt

Bethany Burnham

Hope Pace

Da'Reona Bell

Dalton Sibley

Chris Bussell

Jayla Patton

Destiny Caler

Kendra Smith

Jordan Butler

Savannah Peck

Hayleigh Cooper

Katie Soliz

Mary Campbell

Carter Pollard

Rachel Craig

Cassidy Stevenson

Alexis Cantrell

Trace Pound

Marcus Crockam

Hannah Sumner

Pierce Casey

Garrett Pyle

Lisa Croney

Abeni Thomas

Mariane Cessario

Dealvious Quarles

Janie Deel


Ellie Colburn

Jaslyn Rivera

Tyquez Douglas

Zoe Bellak

Hannah Croom

Mason Rye

Macey Dukes

Layton Brunson

Emily Dragoo

Brock Sandbrink

McKay Dunn

Katie Carroll

Greer Givens

Chase Shannon

Nakiyah Hampton

Meredith Crunk

Olivia Groom

Savanah Shepard

Spencer Harned

Logan Gibson

Marley Hancock

Audrey Stewart

Shelby lsenhoff

Emma Kirkman

Bryce Hanson

Taiya Straight

Ashanti Johnson

Braden Porter

Seth Henderson

Jaylon Taggart

Hope Jones

Jonah Reed

Dakota Hertslet

Kevonni Young

Zachary Langhi

Claudia Sweeney

Madison Hibbs


Allie Loughan


Brenda Jacuinde-Vieyra

Anna King

Javorien McGregor

Chandler Adams

Layne Jorgensen

Lauren Langhi

Jakerion Merritt

James Ballard

Malik Kelly

Allison Sunderhaus

Julian Mormon

Lucas Ballard

Isabel Keys


Samantha Munchbach

Savannah Barnes

Conner Lackey

Lily Hendricks

Shalyn New-Oglesby

Jesse Beck

Hayden Lackey

Katie Beth Stevens

Tyler Overton

Javier Bland

Devon Laux


CCHS ScholarsChristian County Middle School Scholars

HCA Scholars
Heritage Christian Academy Scholars

HMS Scholars
Hopkinsville Middle School Scholars

SPP Scholars
Peter & Paul Catholic School Scholars

UHA Scholars
University Heights Academy Scholars