School awards given out

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Scholarships and awards given to Shields Valley High School and Junior High students at the May 15 Academic, Citizenship and Athletic Awards Awards Banquet were:

Students inducted into the National Honor Society were Morgan Raw and Seth George.

Educational Improvement awards went to Taylor Croston, Hunter Sanderson, nd Tanner Lykins.

Joe Bennett, Lauren Flatt and Morgan Raw received certificates for perfect attendance.

Students receiving Citizenship awards were eighth graders Lyom Bullard and Regan Hanson; and seventh graders Jamie Tucker and Kade Lannen.

Hunter Willis received an award for being a state winner in Math competitions.

Leah Guse, Casey Stone, Lauren Flatt and Jen Fairchild received a $500 scholarship from the Clyde Park Community Scholarship Committee.

The Wilsall Scholarship Committee gave $500 scholarships to Hunter Greenfield and Marissa Marshall and $300 scholarships to Blake Myrstol, Jen Fairchild, Morgan Raw, Emma Doolittle, Leah Guse, Casey Stone and Lauren Flatt.

The Shields Valley Foundation gave scholarships to Casey Stone, Blake Myrstol, Emma Doolittle, Morgan Raw, Lauren Flatt and Jen Fairchild.

The Livingston Rotary Club scholarship went to Marissa Marshall.

Lauren Flatt was given the Barbara Thornson Scholarships for $500, renewable for each successfully completed semester.

The Sibanye-Stillwater scholarship was awarded to Briley Stark.

The next three awards are faculty choice awards.

“I Dare You” Awards for character and leadership was given to Tanner Lykins.

Jen Fairchild and Morgan Raw won the Babe Ruth Awards for sportsmanship and the True Grit Awards went to Lauren Flatt.

Student Council Officers for next year are Jack Marshall, president; Joe Bennett, vice president; Seth George, secretary-treasurer; and Rane Sager, delegate at large.

———Basketball and track awards were given Tuesday evening at the Shields Valley Academic, Citizenship and Athletic Awards Banquet in Clyde Park.

Girls winning the All State Awards in basketball were Jen Fairchild who was named to the All Conference first team and Molly Engle to All Conference second team. The Offensive Award went to Jen Fairchild and the Defensive Award to Molly Engle. The Most Improved Award went to Gwen Collins and the Coaches Choice Award to Lauren Flatt.

The boys Offensive Award went to Arik Ayers, the boys Defensive Award to Emmett Gilbert and the Most Improved Award to Aidan Jenkins. The Coach’s Choice went to Aidan Jenkins.Rodie Keyes, Tory Johnson and Rylee Fisher were awarded a letters on the rodeo team.

The Coach’s Choice Awards for track went to Tanner Lykins and Emma Doolittle. The annual Weenie of the Year Award in track has been given since 1986 and this year’s winners were Bill Heath and Aidan Jenkins.

Shields Valley triple letter awards winners for participating in three sports are Arik Ayers, Morgan Raw, Lauren Flatt, Rane Sager, Jen Fairchild and Emma Doolittle.

Athlete of the Year Awards went to Jen Fairchild and Morgan Raw.

FFA Banquet

At the Shields Valley FFA Banquet Thursday evening in Clyde Park the following students were given scholarships from the Shields Valley FFA Alumni: Morgan Raw, $500; and Lauren Flatt, $600. The Donald Flatt Memorial Scholarship for $500 went to Morgan Raw; and the Howard Queen Memorial Scholarship for $500 was given to Lauren Flatt. The Sam Cornthwaite Memorial scholarship to attend the FFA Highwood Leadership Camp was received by Reace Lannen.

Jules Croston and Reace Lannen recited the FFA Creed. Plaques were given to John Bays, Kira Jerke and Mark Sinnard, and a jacket ot Colter Kroon for help they have provide to the students during the year.

It was announced that at the FFA State Convention Shields Valley was given the Superior Chapter Award. Shields Valley students receiving awards were: State Degree Recipients-Lauren Flatt, Trinity Boyd and Morgan Raw; American Degree Recipiant-Taylor Johnson; and Star Greenhand-Reace Lannen.

FFA officers for the coming year are: Molly Engle, president; Cayla Parks, vice president; Jules Croston, secretary; Rylee Fisher, treasurer; Jack Marshall, reporter; Bill Heath, Sentinel; and Reace Lannen, Parliamentarian.


The Shields Valley Senior Citizens potluck dinner starts at 1 p.m. Thursday, May 17, at the senior center in Wilsall. Join Adult Protective Services’ Bureau Chief Michael Hagenlock and Bank of the Rockies Jennell Huff for a discussion about Adult Protective Services (APS) and scams that target older folks. Join us for lunch and discussion. The Bank of the Rockies will provide a meat and cheese tray. Others may bring salads or desserts.

Hagenlock is going to do more of an “Adult Protective Services 101” type talk where he discusses APS and what they can or cannot do as well as scams that target older citizens. Huff will be discussing how and why banks and Adult Protective Services can and should work together.

Leyde’s Mountainview Gardens

Leyde’s Mountainview Gardens will be open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays, starting Friday, May 18. They are closed on Sundays and Mondays. There will be gorgeous baskets, annuals for pot stuffers, perennials, tomatoes, herbs, and more. They will try to get special ordered plants, as requested, and meet special appointments for those who can’t come during regular hours.

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

School news

• Shields Valley High School and eighth grade graduation starts at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 20, at the high school in Clyde Park.

• Shields Valley kindergarten students who graduated Thursday morning in Wilsall are: Angelica Blackcrow, Sophia Brown, Alex Chambers, Evan Dean, Waylon Dunkel, Alexa Foster, Anna Hamm, Desirae Herron, Cynch Hillman, Sam Hinton, Charli Johnson, Abigail Robinson and Mason Taylor.

Club news

• The Shields Valley Book Club meets at 1:30 p.m. Monday, May 21, at the home of Pearl D’Ewart northwest of Wilsall. The book being discussed this month is “The Immortal Irishman” by Timothy Egan.

• A craft group meets at 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 23, 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 Linda Wilson, high; Valerie Chappell, low; and Mary Sarver, traveling.

Winners of the May 15 Senior Citizens card party were Marie Smith, first; Linda Wilson, second; Mary Sarver, low; and Valerie Chappell, traveling.

School Schedule

May 17-18: The Divisional Track Meet is in Frenchtown.

May 20: Eighth grade and high school graduation is at 2 p.m. in Clyde Park.

May 25: School will be released at noon on this last day of school.