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KHS Honors Top Students at Awards Ceremony

On Wednesday, May 18, the Kingsley High School staff celebrated student achievement by awarding honors to hundreds of top students, including those on the the honor roll and with high GPAs, plus those with outstanding achievement in athletics, after school activities, and electives.

Athletes of the Year

Male Senior Athlete of the Year: Gage Hessem

  • A 12-season athlete, earning 11 varsity letters in football, basketball, and Track & Field

  • In basketball, he was 2-time 2nd Team All Northwest Conference performer

  • In track he earned All Northwest Conference honors 3 times and was All Region in Track & Field twice

  • He currently owns the Kingsley High School record in the high jump, clearing 6 feet, 6 inches earlier this season

  • According to his coaches, he is an incredibly gifted multi-sport athlete who had the ability to take over a game at any moment

  • This young man plans to run track at Ferris State University next year where he is undecided on major

Female Senior Athlete of the Year: Coral Bott

  • A 12-sesaon athlete, earning 10 varsity letters in volleyball, basketball, and track

  • In volleyball she was 2nd team All Northwest Conference her junior year, and 1st team ALL NWC as a senior

  • In Basketball, she earned honorable mention All NWC as a sophomore, 2nd Team ALL NWC as a junior, and was a 1st team selection as a senior.

  • According to her coaches, she is a great example of a 3-sport student athlete who worked hard every day, played to win, and was a great teammate

  • She will be attending Alpena Community College next fall where she plans to study business and Cosmetology

Principal's Award: Carly Roelofs

  • "She is academically gifted and brings a positive, upbeat, high character attitude to school every day. She helps her classmates and the staff, she's the kind of person you would want to accept or employ because she will make it better." - Principal Mike Moran

116 Kingsley High School students were awarded Teacher Classroom Awards. For a list of winners see document below:

Summary of Awards 2022.xlsx - Sheet1
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Scholarship Winners

Larson Endowment $2500

The Wilfred and Joan Larson Endowment donated $10,000 to be divided between four graduating seniors to receive scholarships of $2,500 each to be used for postsecondary expenses. These four students were chosen based on their academic achievements, financial need, and community involvement. We can’t wait to see all they will accomplish. The four recipients of this scholarship and honor are:

  1. Cierra Oakley

  2. Elizabeth Parker

  3. Karly Roelofs

  4. Riley Brock

Robert Taylor $500

The next two $500 scholarships require that applicants must be in the band and currently accepted to a 2 or 4 year college with a current GPA of 3.0 The recipients of the Robert Taylor and Linda & Glenn Guldner scholarships are:

  1. Emma Reuther

Linda & Glenn Guldner $500

  1. Kaitlyn Wysocki

KFT - Kingsley Federation of Teachers $500

This is a $500 merit scholarship based on three qualities: scholarship, leadership, and character. The recipient is:

  1. Isabela Mulholland

Vanya Zolikoff $500

The Vanya Zolikoff is awarded to a student who has a love of learning, desire to serve, and dedication of effort, and determination to make a life of “distinguishable worth” The recipient is:

  1. Lauren Wooer

Kingsley Sportsmans Club $1000

The Kingsley Sportsman’s club is awarded to a student who is an avid hunter and fisher who is considering a career in the natural environment and has been accepted into a college or trade program.


  1. True Beeman

Rock Youth Center $500


  1. Summer Annis

Pitter Patter $250

Pitter Patter believes that it is truly important to invest in your future not only from the earliest age but continuing beyond to your next steps in life. This year Pitter Patter awarded two $250 scholarships. The recipients are:

  1. Hailey Angell

  2. Alexa Sweat

Forest Area Credit Union $500


  1. Hannah Raschi

  2. Hailey Angell

  3. Joseph Weber

  4. Leslie Hamilton

  5. Riley Brock

  6. Karly Roelofs

  7. Cierra Oakley

  8. Brett Peterson

Carl G. Cornet Masonic Lodge $500 Winners:

  1. Karly Roelofs

  2. Riley Brock

Dale H. Wheeler American Legion Auxiliary Unit 219 $1,000 American Legion (Fife Lake) This scholarship is awarded to a student who exemplifies a positive role model, leadership abilities, community spirit and is seeking further education beyond high school. This is also for a student whose family member has served in the military. The recipient is: Cierra Oakley

Kingsley Masons Scholarship $500 The recipient of this award is based on their involvement in school activities and community service, and leadership. The recipient is: Angel Zoulek

Jerry & Carol Inman Winners:

  1. Karly Roelofs

  2. True Beeman

  3. Cierra Oakley

Hill Sisters’ Scholarship $500

Gladys and Hullda Hill were two sisters who lived in Kingsley and we are told they were unable to attend school. In their final years they donated their estate to the betterment of Kingsley children. This not only included nearly a square mile of land used by our science departments, but also a scholarship to further a deserving student's education.


  1. Brett Peterson

  2. Isabela Mulholland

Home Builder Association of Grand Traverse Area $700 Winner:

  1. Riley Brock

First Annual Trina Scholarship presented by Coach Tim Wooer

Winner: Connor Schueller

Lions Club $500 Winner:

  1. Cierra Oakley

Northern Michigan University - Certificate of Merit $500 Winner:

  1. Summer Annis

  2. Ashlee Cassell

  3. Kathryn Eggelston

  4. Isabelle Goldammer

  5. Gracie Umlor-Whaley

  6. Cierra Oakley

  7. Joseph Weber

4H - Andrew Olson Scholarship $700 Winner:

  1. Katelyn Lyon

Band Boosters $500

For the first time, the band boosters were able to offer scholarships to graduating members of the band. Three students have been selected to receive $500 scholarships as they continue in music beyond high school.

  1. Nik VanWagner

  2. Kathryn Eggleston-Chimoski

  3. Emma Reuther

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