Scholarships, awards top the news in Shields Valley

Wednesday, May 15, 2019
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Photo by Jean Skillman

Shield’s Valley second-graders, from left, Rosie Scott, Addison Lookhart and Mackinley Nelson battle it out in the sack race at the elementary track meet, Thursday in Wilsall.

Scholarships and awards given to Shields Valley High School and Junior High students at the May 9 Academic Awards Night were:

Jules Croston was inducted into the National Honor Society.

Hannah Butler and Lyom Bullard received certificates for perfect attendance.

Students receiving Citizenship awards were eighthgraders Hunter Willis and Jamie Tucker; and seventhgraders Reagan Long and Remy Sexton.

Joe Bennett was recognized for placing seventh in Presentation Management Individual in the nation at the BPA competitions.

Karlee Worthington was awarded a 1 for her solo at the State Music Festival.

Joe Bennett and Molly Engle were given $750 scholarship from the Clyde Park Community Scholarship Committee.

The Wilsall Community Scholarship Committee gave $1,500 scholarships to Joe Bennett, Molly Engle and Jack Marshall.

The Shields Valley Foundation gave a $6,000 scholarship to Joe Bennett and an $8,000 one to Molly Engle.

The Livingston Rotary Club scholarship for $1,000 and the Chapter P-PEO scholarship for $2,000 went to Molly Engle;

Joe Bennett received $500 scholarships from Catholic Daughters of America and the Park County Community Foundation plus a $1,000 Governor’s Serve Montana scholarship.

The Central Montana Yellowjacket scholarship for $250 was given to Tanner Lykins.

The next three awards are faculty choice awards:

“I Dare You” Awards for character and leadership was given to Joe Bennett and

Cayla Parks.

Tanner Lykins and Rane Sager won the Babe Ruth Awards for sportsmanship and the True Grit Awards went to Cayla Parks.

Student Council Officers for next year are Hunter Sanderson, president; Seth George, vice president; Rylee Fisher, secretary-treasurer; and Rane Sager, delegate at large.

Shields Valley kindergarten students who graduated May 9 in Wilsall were:

Graydin Arthun, Trennis Bailey, Riley Feusner, Kessa Funk, Ila Gaines, Andrew Gilbert, Skyler Jackson, Isabeau Jenkins, Kyle Kirk, Ollivia Morrison, Vernon Pope, Franny Pospichal, Denali Prosser and Gus Stein.

Other school news

• Shields Valley High School and eighth grade graduation starts at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 19, at the Clyde Park School

• The Shields Valley School Board meets at 7:30 p.m. tonight, May 15, in the Wilsall School multipurpose room.

Scams talk at senior potluck

The Shields Valley Senior Citizens potluck dinner starts at 1 p.m. Thursday, May 16, at the senior center in Wilsall.

At the event, Adult Protective Services’ Bureau Chief Michael Hagenlock and Bank of the Rockies Jennell Huff will discuss Adult Protective Services (APS) and scams that target older residents. Join in for lunch and the discussion. The Bank of the Rockies will provide a meat and cheese tray. Others may bring salads or desserts.

Planning and Development Board

The next meetings of the Park County Planning and Development Board is at 4 p.m. Thursday, May 16, at the Shields Valley Senior Center in Wilsall.

Mountainview Gardens

It’s time for Leyde’s Mountainview Gardens, home of pampered plants, to open. They will be open noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, May 19, and following Sundays. They will open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays. They are closed on Mondays and Tuesdays and will meet special appointments for those who can’t come during regular hours.

Leyde’s Mountainview Gardens is located at 254 Chicken Creek Rd., Clyde Park. Follow the signs to find the home of “Pampered Plants.” For more information or to schedule a special time, call them at 686-4716.

Church news

Joe Douglass, of Manhattan, will be the guest speaker at the 10:45 morning worship service Sunday, May 19, at the Wilsall Community Church.

Club news

The Shields Valley Book Club meets at 1:30 p.m. Monday, May 20, at Shields River Lutheran Church in Wilsall. The book being discussed this month is “The Widow Nash” by Jamie Harrison.

Girl Scout news

Shields Valley Girls Scouts receiving their Bronze Award Friday were Ivy Gaisford, Kyla Mather and Jessica Pope. Jessica Pope also earned her five-year star pin.

Craft group

A craft group meets at 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 22, at the Shields Valley Senior Center in Wilsall.


Wilsall Women’s Pinochle Club met Monday afternoon at the Shields Valley Senior Center. Prize winners were Jean Landers, high; Marge Briggs, low; and Mary Sarver, traveling.

School schedule

• May 16-17: The high school Divisional Track Meet is in Missoula.

• May 16: The fourth grade goes to Daily Lake.

• May 19: High school and eighth grade graduation starts at 2 p.m. in Clyde Park.

• May 24: This is the last day of school.