2017 York Suburban High School Awards Night


At the YORK SUBURBAN HIGH SCHOOL AWARDS NIGHT  on May 2, 2017, members of the Class of 2017 received the following awards and scholarships:


Achievement in Art Award (Best All-Around Artist) – Award given to a student with outstanding achievements in the fields of drawing and painting, ceramic art, and photography.

Presenter: Mrs. Erica Furjanic

Recipient: Morgan Gochnauer


Allison E. Guyer Memorial Scholarship – Scholarship awards in memory of Allison E. Guyer, a member of the Class of 1996.  The recipient of this award must be a female member in good standing of the National Art Honor Society.  She must be accepted at a two or four year institution with plans of pursuing an art major or related field.  She must have achieved a minimum of two varsity letters and be a member of a varsity team during her senior year.

Presenters: Mr. and Mrs. Richard Guyer

Recipients: Mary Sigley

Sofia Spadotto


Keith Murr Scholarship – A monetary award based on excellence in engineering and technology education, donated by Keith Murr, Class of 1984.

Presenter: Dr. Brian Ellis and Dr. Christopher Adams

Recipient: Ben Koller

Valley View PTO Scholarship – A $500 check presented to a graduating senior who has been a teacher’s aide at Valley View Center and who is in good academic standing.

Presenter: Ms. Quan Dao-Chapman

Recipient: Paige Bulgarelli


National Honor Society Awards – A gift card presented to the members who have been outstanding in the areas of scholarship, character, leadership, and service.

Presenter: Mr. Dan Anderson

Recipients: Megan Hunt

Lena Strong

Sahara Wilt


York County Family and Consumer Sciences Award – An award given to a student with proficiency in various areas of home economics.

Presenter: Mrs. Joan Hammond

Recipient: Breanna Noll


Laura Huber Memorial Scholarship – A $250 scholarship award in memory of Laura Huber, a former Physical Education teacher at York Suburban.  The recipient of this award must have declared a major in education or a health-related field.  The recipient must have been dedicated to one sport for at least two consecutive years at York Suburban High School.  He or she must demonstrate good citizenship and a strong work ethic.

Presenter: Mrs. Joan Hammond

Recipient: Paige Bulgarelli


World Language Awards – Awards given in recognition of special accomplishment in the study of the German and Spanish languages.

Presenters: Mrs. Heather Kinneman and Mrs. Carol Shearer

Recipients: Spanish – Parker Faircloth-Henise

German – Jacob Isiminger


York Suburban Music Boosters Association Scholarships – Scholarship awards presented to the outstanding student musicians for exhibiting excellence in leadership and citizenship.  

Presenter: Mr. Matthew Husler

Recipients: Band – Michael Kirk and Sofia Spadotto

Choir – Kiersten Daugherty

Orchestra – Meredith Singleton


East York PTO Scholarship – Two $500 checks (one to a boy and one to a girl) awarded to former East York Elementary students who demonstrate scholastic achievement and are involved in a variety of extracurricular activities.

Presenter: Ms. Melissa Spurlock

Recipients: Matthew Baquero

Lena Strong


Kathryn S. Shue Memorial Scholarship – A $2,000 scholarship award presented to a senior student who has declared Elementary Education as a college major.  The student must have a

3.2 or better average through seven semesters or be nominated by a teacher.  The scholarship is in memory of Kathryn S. Shue, a dedicated York school teacher.

Presenter: Mrs. Tina Howe

Recipient: Paige Bulgarelli


Science Awards – Books and certificates are presented to the most outstanding AP Biology, Chemistry, and Physics students, and to the most outstanding Astronomy student based upon their scholastic average.  

Presenter: Mr. Steve Whiteley

Recipients: Biology – Lena Strong

Chemistry – Charlotte Nesbitt

Physics – Parker Faircloth-Henise

Astronomy – Drew Thompson


Student Council Officers’ AwardsA gift certificate to Student Council officers.

Presenter: Mr. Steve Whiteley

Recipients: President – Georgia DuMars

Vice President – Emily Hamberger

Treasurer – Elizabeth Huh

Secretary – Cara Zortman


Outstanding Senior Award – A gift card to the outstanding senior who has contributed to the school, as selected by the Student Council and its advisors.

Presenter: Mr. Steve Whiteley

Recipient: Emily Hamberger


Her Traditions Scholarship, sponsored by York Traditions BankEach year since 2011, York Traditions Bank has awarded scholarships to high school seniors from York County school districts who exhibit “superior leadership skills, admirable academic achievement and promising potential to become future women leaders of our community.”  The Her Traditions Scholarship Program was created to develop the leadership potential of women who will ultimately serve as role models for future generations of youth in the County. 

Presenter: Mr. Bobby Jay, York Traditions Bank

Recipient: Sahara Wilt


Courtney McMillion Scholarship, sponsored by the Indian Rock PTO – The Indian Rock Elementary School PTO established a scholarship award to be presented to a graduating senior who attended Indian Rock Elementary School and has been accepted to an institution of higher learning.  The recipient must have experience in service to children and be in good scholastic standing.  The winner will receive a $500 check and a plaque.  A plaque will also be hung at Indian Rock in memory of Courtney.

Presenter: Mrs. Stephanie Sullivan

Recipient: Olivia Hocker


Deborah Lynn (Topper) Kuntz Memorial Scholarship – A $500 award established in memory of Deb Kuntz, who served the district for 39 years as an Administrative Assistant to the Superintendent.  Presented to a college-bound individual displaying extra-curricular involvement, financial need, and the characteristics Deb lived her life by: courage, hope, faith, and love.

Presenter: Mr. Trevor Kuntz

Recipient: Jenna Hufnagle


Roger J. Marquis, Jr. Memorial Scholarship – This $300 award was established in memory of Roger Marquis, who passed away in 2015 from cancer.  Roger was a Suburban parent who volunteered his time coaching youth basketball (boys and girls) and baseball in the community.  This award seeks to recognize a college-bound senior who played baseball or basketball (girls or boys) during their junior and seniors years of high school.  The recipient should demonstrate the traits by which Roger lived his life and the philosophies he tried to impart while coaching: team spirit, respect for the game, respect for yourself and your teammates, friendliness, dedication, hard work, and youth mentoring.

Presenters: Mr. Wade Atkinson, Dr. Geoff Nicholson, Mr. Scott Reinecker and Kristin/Evy/RJ Marquis

Recipient: Collin Slenker


Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) – The Colonel James Smith-Yorktown Chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution presents the DAR Good Citizens Award to honor area high school seniors selected by their school who have demonstrated, to a remarkable degree, the qualities of a good citizen. These qualities include dependability, service to the community, leadership, and patriotism.

Presenter: Ms. Terri VanSlyke

Recipient: Sahara Wilt


York East Rotary Club Scholarship – A $1,000 check presented to a senior Rotary Student of the Month.

Presenter: Dr. Brian Ellis

Recipient: Parker Faircloth-Henise


William F. Wagner, Jr. Memorial Scholarship Award – A $150 award given to an outstanding student for swimming achievements, team leadership, and contributions to the team.

Presenter: Mr. Craig Brennan

Recipients: Cara Zortman


District III Academic Recognition Awards – A medal awarded to the students who have an unweighted grade point average of 3.8 or higher and who have lettered in at least two varsity

sports during their junior/senior years.  The student must possess good citizenship and good sportsmanship.

Presenters: Mr. Matt Marshall

Recipients: Parker Faircloth-Henise

Madison James

Jack Schultz


Sportsmanship Medals – Medals awarded by District III to a senior male and female student who demonstrated the most sportsmanship qualities throughout the year.

Presenters: Mr. Matt Marshall

Recipients: Madison James

Jack Schultz


Future Leaders of York – This organization offers selected high school sophomores and juniors to become life-long, responsible participants in their community through a six month program from November through April.  Through interaction and problem solving with peer and community leaders, students:  learn about York County government, business, human services, and cultural arts; meet students from other York County Schools; develop leadership skills; have opportunities to meet with and discuss issues with community leaders.   The students develop an understanding of philanthropic skills through community service and a grant making project. 

Presenter: Ms. Joan Caruso

Recipients: Litzy Garcia

Ben Salazar


York Builders Association ScholarshipThe York Builders Association Scholarship Program is open to the children and grandchildren of our member companies and their employees.  Eligible candidates must submit an application, school transcripts, three adults references and answer three essay questions.  They are then reviewed by a group of members and awarded based on the score received.  Scholarships are offered to individuals planning to continue their education through post-secondary education. The association was chartered in 1964 as a non-profit association of builders and related trades, organized to promote home ownership for the citizens of York County and the improvement of the building industry.

Presenter – Mr. Jason Barshinger

Recipient – Zach Weinstein


All Sports Booster Club Scholarships – $500 awards to senior athletes.  The recipients must demonstrate a positive attitude, good sportsmanship, team work, a commendable work ethic, and team spirit.

Presenter: Mr. Josh Leik and Mrs. Kristin Marquis

Recipients: Nick Bowman

Paige Bulgarelli

Julia Chojnacki

Georgia DuMars

Elizabeth Huh

Ben Igo

Jack Schultz


York Suburban Dollars for Scholars/York County Community Foundation Awards – Financial awards to York Suburban students who have been accepted and are planning to attend accredited post secondary educational institutions.  These awards are based on financial need, scholastic merit, and achieving academic potential.

Presenters: Mrs. Stephanie Sullivan, Ms. Bethany Haun, Ms. Marilyn Oestereich, Mr. John Conway

Recipients: Please see the chart below.


Student Name: Amount Scholarship Fund
Alex Connolly Mary Gurnavage $500.00/ student William J. Oestereich Memorial Fund
Thomas Moyer $1,500.00 *Dorothy Moore-Stauffer Schoarship
Ben Igo $1,000.00 *Anna, Bennett, and John Pearson Scholarshp
Sahara Wilt $1,000.00 David R. Black Memorial Scholarship
Jack Korver

Peter Wagner




Clarabeth Grossman Scholarship

Carl Young $1,500.00 Paul and Ruth Keirsted Memorial Scholarship
Jacob Isiminger $1,000.00 Robin Worley Myers Memorial Scholarship
Sofia Spadotto $1,000.00 York Suburban Class of 1962 Fund
Jack Schultz $1,000.00 Richard D. Evans Scholarship Fund

*York County Community Foundation Scholarships


York Suburban Scholar Athlete Award – One male and one female member of the senior class as chosen by the principal and committee.  The recipients must have an overall GPA of 3.0 or higher, earned letters in two different varsity sports, be a good citizen and a positive influence in school and on the teams.  Photographs of the recipients will be placed in the main corridor of the school.  This award is given in an effort to promote good grades, school citizenship, and participation in athletics.

Presenter: Dr. Brian Ellis

Recipients: Parker Faircloth-Henise

Jack Schultz


York Suburban Scholar Performer Award – One male and one female member of the senior class as chosen by the principal and committee.  The recipients must have an overall GPA of 3.0 or higher, participated in at least two different performing arts groups, be a good citizen and a positive influence in school and on the groups.   Photographs of the recipients will be placed in the main corridor of the school.  The award is given in an effort to promote good grades, school citizenship, and participation in the performing arts.

Presenter: Dr. Brian Ellis

Recipients: Jack Korver

Meredith Singleton