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The annual Bishop McGuinness Catholic High School Awards Ceremony was held recently to recognize several Bishop McGuinness students.

Honored as National Merit Scholars were Madison Ernst, Cailin Harrington, Sabrina Lopez and Sang Nguyen. Military acceptances include Michael Dwerlkotte for being accepted into the United States Military Academy West Point.

The Oklahoma City Community Foundation Scholarship award was given to Corie Naifeh. Nayos Sirisoot received the Stephen P. Parsons Award for Dedicated Service. Receiving the Hugh O’Brian Leadership Foundation Award was Peyton McCuan. The Father David Monahan Award was presented to Luke Schwartz for his dedication to academics and service to the school. Receiving the Chi Rhoan Newspaper Award was Megan McDougall and Hannah Segell, while Cassidy Potter received the Chi Rho Yearbook Award.

The Scholar Athlete Award was presented to Denzel Akuffo, Madeline Clarke, Ethan Dawson, Grace Goodrich, Thomas Hughes, Miranda Jelinek, Corie Naifeh, Mollie Pitman, Roshan Raj, Elizabeth Ray, Rebecca Ray, Sean Rieger, Stanley Rupert and Victoria Sullivan. The Sports Headliners Scholar Athlete Award went to Hanna Newby and Charles Covington. Receiving the NIAAA Scholastic/Athletic Scholarship was Katelyn Pierce and Michael Dwerlkotte. Honored with the Athletic Achievement Award were Madeline Clarke, Corie Naifeh and Katelyn Pierce.

Selected to Boys’ State were Ford Collier, Holden Husbands, Duncan Ille, Jacob Marino, Carter Pierce and Maxwell McReynolds, while the Girls’ State nominees were Katherine Hill and Lydia Lytle. Receiving Outstanding Ambassadors Awards were seniors Madeline Clarke, Samuel Geiger, Corie Naifeh, Xuan-Nhi Nguyen, Katelyn Pierce, Cassidy Potter, Citlalli Ramirez-Arteaga and Nayos Sirisoot; juniors Jewel Gander, Kennedi Harbin, Barrett Maberry, Meghan McDaniel, Emma Mossauer, Danielle Nguyen and Carter Pierce; sophomores Elyse Cronic, Kira Jones, Aleena Kappen, Wyatt Lanphear, Peyton McCuan and Cooper Moody; and freshman Angela Torres. Special recognition was given to Katherine Hill and Ryan Schwartz for Leadership Skills; and Denzel Akuffo and Meghan McDaniel for Youth in Action. Serving as Junior Rotarians were Nayos Sirisoot and Victoria Sullivan.

Irish Service Award recipients were Denzel Akuffo, Isabella Bice, Madeline Clarke, James Clarke, Anna Doan, Michael Dwerlkotte, Jordan Freeman, Hailey Harris, Miranda Jelinek, Sabrina Lopez, Mollie Pitman, Cassidy Potter, Roshan Raj, Hannah Segell, Victoria Sullivan, Luke Schwartz and Vivienne Vogler. Honored with the School Spirit Award were Thomas Hughes, Brandon Jacobs and Alexandra Parrott.

President Senior Leadership Awards went to Madeline Clarke, student council president; Michael Feighny, Clancy Club president; Caden Bennett, Camino president; Alexandra Sweis, Meg Tebow, Big Sis/Lil Sis co-presidents; Victoria Sullivan, senior class president; Anna Doan, Olympics chairman; and Miranda Jelinek, canned food drive chairman.

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