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North Marion High School announces senior award winners and a hybrid 2020 graduation ceremony

PMG PHOTO: JUSTIN MUCH - A hybrid graduation ceremony will put North Marion High Schools football field to use between 3 and 8 p.m. Friday, June 5.North Marion High School's multi-community complexion perhaps gives it an edge in juggling some aspects of remote scholastic activity.

Nonetheless, the Huskies' class of 2020 is confined to the same set of circumstances as its cohorts nationwide, enduring the COVID-19 conditions that are scotching traditional graduation celebrations everywhere.

That isn't stopping NMHS staff members from doing what they can, including holding virtual Senior Awards recognition on Tuesday, May 26, and posting that to the school's Facebook page.

For graduating students, awards night normally is the penultimate ceremonial observance, followed by graduation. This year, the school announced it will hold an equally creative graduation ceremony.

"For the graduation ceremony, we are having a hybrid mobile ceremony on our football field," NMHS Principal DeAnn Jenness said, noting that it will take place from 3 to 8 p.m. Friday, June 5.

"Students will be signing up for a time slot of 30 minutes for 20 students. Each graduate can have (up to) 10 guests (from) two passenger vehicles.

"We will record the speeches and the evening for families to review on their own time," she said.

On May 26, Jenness and fellow educators Glenn Elliott, Julaine Furduy and Michael Stewart took turns in front of the video camera announcing each achieving senior during the roughly half-hour segment, beginning with valedictorians Yasmine Cida, KaiLee Jones, Erica Rodriguez and Hunter Wierstra, along with salutatorian Oscar Zurita.

"I want to thank all of you for being here today to celebrate the successes of North Marion High School students," Jenness said told the remote audience. "I want to thank the parents who worked tirelessly to help their students succeed. And lastly, the students who have been consistent throughout their high-school career to get to this point.

"Enjoy your successes; you have earned them."

PMG PHOTO: JUSTIN MUCH - North Marion High School class of 2020 will be holding a hybrid graduation ceremony on the schools football field.

NMHS class of 2020 awards

• American Red Cross Scholarship: Caballero Ignacio, Jimena; Cida Guzman, Yasmine.

• ASB (red cords): Caballero Ignacio, Jimena; Cha, Makayla; Cida Guzman, Yasmine; Femrite, Briana; Gemmill, Faith; Hay, Emily; Knight, Peyton; Mariscal Gomez, Stephania; Morfin, Samaria; Patton, Lindsey; Perez Agabo, America; Tafoya Tejeda, Tiffany; Weirstra, Hunter; Wierstra, Noah; Zurita Pastrana, Oscar.

• Athlete of the Year – Female: Ensign, Kaitlin.

• Athlete of the Year – Male: Jimenez, Sergio.

• Biliteracy Seal: Diosdado Valadez, Diana.

• Chapter DT, PEO Sisterhood Scholarship: Caballero Ignacio, Jimena; Jones, Kailee; Patton, Lindsey; Perez Agabo, America; Simon, Samantha.

• Chemeketa Scholars: Hansen, Brady; Jones, KaiLee; Lettenmaier, Rebecca; Mariscal Gomez, Stephania; Patton, Lindsey ; Simon, Samantha; Wierstra, Hunter; Wierstra, Noah.

• Endurance Scholarship: Simon, Samantha.

• Honors Diploma: Ensign, Kaitlin.

• Howard Giesy Scholarship: Caballero Ignacio, Jimena; Cida Guzman, Yasmine; Jones, KaiLee; Lucas Reyes, Randy; Richardson, Kelsey; Rodriguez Acebedo, Briana; Simon, Samantha.

• Hubbard Firefighters Scholarship: Caballero Ignacio, Jimena.

• Kaiser Permanente Healthcare Career Scholarship: Caballero Ignacio, Jimena.

• Key Club (Stoles): Caballero Ignacio, Jimena; Cha, Emilee; Cha, Makayla; Cida Guzman, Yasmine; Ensign, Kaitlin; Garica, Karissa; Gemmill, Faith; Guitierrez Gutierrez, Ashley; Harris, Sean; Levine, Jai; Mariscal Gomez, Stephania; Morfin Martinez, Samaria; Perez Agabo, America; Rodriguez Ortiz, Erica; Tafoya Tejeda, Tiffany; Zurita Patrana, Oscar.

• Lawrence Scholl Family Scholarship: Cabezes Campa, Angela; Zurita Pastrana, Oscar.

• Les Schwab Scholarship: Samantha Simon; Yasmine Cida Guzman.

• Moore Family Scholarship: Jones, Kailee.

National Honor Society (Gold Cords): Caballero Ignacio, Jimena; Cabezas Campa, Angela; Cha, Emilee; Cha, Makayla; Cida Guzman, Yasmine; Dedolph, Dylan; Ensign, Kaitlin; Gemmill, Faith; Gianella, Colby; Hansen, Brady; Hay, Emily; Jones, KaiLee; Knight, Peyton; Lucas Reyes, Randy; Mariscal Gomez, Stephania; Meza Rojas, Jacqueline; Patton, Lindsey; Perez Agabo, America; Rodriguez Ortiz, Erica; Rodriquez Acebedo, Briana; Santos, Liliana; Tafoya Tejeda, Tiffany; Wierstra, Hunter; Wierstra, Noah; Zurita Pastrana, Oscar.

• North Marion Booster Club Scholarship: (female) Jones, KaiLee; (male) Carrillo Gonzalez, Barsilay.

• North Marion Honors Diploma (Green Cords): Cabezas Campa, Angela; Cida Guzman, Yasmine; Davenport, Wade; Ensign, Katlin; Jones, KaiLee; Mariscal Gomez, Stephania; Patton, Lindsey; Perez Agabo, America; Rodriguez Ortiz, Erica; Santos, Liliana; Wierstra, Hunter; Wierstra, Noah; Zurita Pastrana, Oscar.

• North Marion Parents Scholarship: Mariscal Gomez, Stephania.

• Student of Merit (Business/Marketing): Cida Guzman, Yasmine; (Computer Science): Wierstra, Hunter; (Fine Arts/Performing): Gianella, Colby; (Fine Arts/Visual): Breshears, Aliyah; (Health/PE): Hansen, Brady; (Home Economics): Not offered this year; (Industrial Arts): Wierstra, Noah; (Language Arts): Patton, Lindsey; (Math): Trapala, Bryan; (Science): Rodriguez Ortiz, Erica; (Second Language): Diaz, Yesenia; (Social Science): Mariscal Gomez, Stephania; (Vocational Agriculture): Netter, Benjamin.

• United North Marion Educators Scholarship: Gianella, Colby; Jones, Kailee.

• Valedictorian (Medallion): Cida Guzman, Yasmine; Jones, KaiLee; Rodriguez Ortiz, Erica; Wierstra, Hunter;

• Salutatorian (Medallion): Zurita Pastrana, Oscar.

• Wayne Yoder Memorial Scholarship: Simon, Samantha.

• Woodburn PEO, Chapter J Scholarship: Simon, Samantha.

• Woodburn Rotary Scholarship: Cida Guzman, Yasmine.PMG PHOTO: JUSTIN MUCH - The North Marion High School athletic facilities have been quiet this spring due to COVID-19 closings. But a hybrid graduation ceremony will put the football field and track to work between 3 and 8 p.m. Friday, June 5.

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