The Byron Board of Education hosted a District Accent on Excellence Celebration on Wednesday, December 4, in the Byron High School gymnasium. The intention of the event was to provide a venue to formally celebrate the achievements of District students and staff. Below are the individuals and/or teams who were recognized at the event. Photos of some of the recipients are included at the bottom of the page.
Mary Morgan Elementary School K-Kids: Alayna Brandt, Tatum Brewington, Masyn Brown, Braden Dietrich, Miya Dunk, Emma Franchi, Madyson Fritz, Aubrie Fuller, Mia Girten, Benjamin Gramer, Laina Harrolle, Jacob Hickman, Hunter King, Abygael Krueger, Jaidah Long, Victoria Martinez, Selene Peterson, Caleigh Rybicki, MiYanni Smith, Parker Stamm, Chloe Stienmetz, Christopher Vargas, Adalyn Waldschmidt, Lilley Wheeler, and Ashley Wichman
Mary Morgan Elementary School PBIS Ambassadors: Vince Gomez, Layne Hilliker, Brenna Hubbard and Laina Harrolle
BMS September Students of the Month BHS September Students of the Month
6th Parker Zumdahl 9th Kennedy Henert
7th Jessica Penrod 10th Jaidyn Newton
8th Ryan Tucker 11th Anna Freedlund
Omni Liliana Ramos 12th Kennedy Markham
BMS October Students of the Month BHS October Students of the Month
6th Ava Salo 9th Brian Wolfley
7th Olivia Cunningham 10th Johanna Falke
8th Reese Little 11th Carissa Whitmore
Omni Faith Rakowski 12th Gaven Fetherston
Byron High School SAT High-Achievers (top 15%): Ryan Benidt, Madeleine Brass, Caden Fritz, Ashton Johnson, Ethan Kirk, Madeleine Libman, Braden Little, Kennedy Markham, Melody Phelps, Dayne Snodgrass, Kennedy Turner, Geoffrey VanHeeren, Amanda Williams, and Brock Wilson
Byron High School Illinois State Scholars: Ryan Benidt, Madeleine Brass, Ashton Johnson, Ethan Kirk, Madeleine Libman, Kennedy Markham, Katelin Mumma, Melody Phelps, Dayne Snodgrass, Kennedy Turner, Amanda Williams, and Brock Wilson
Illinois State Board of Education Those Who Excel Award Recipients: Mrs. Joan Darnell, Mrs. Laura McMullen, Mrs. Lynn Mulvaney, Dr. Laura Mutchler, Mrs. Meghan Skidmore, Mrs. Amber Swanson, Mrs. Jennifer Wygant, Mrs. Nicole Yerly, Mrs. Jill Smith, and Ms. Becky Little
Special Olympics for Swimming and Track: Ace Bargren, Jonathan Braithwaite, Hailey Christianson, Michael Dockins, Ethan Druien, Tyler Druien, Faith Futrell, Austin Henry, Ryan Keller, Logan Kratz, Mason Lane, Autumn McClung, Kameron McKnight, Madalyn Palmer, John Pederson and Reegan Welte
Swim/Dive State Qualifiers - Byron Swim Cooperative
Kate Schilling, Hailey Groharing and Audrey Kilmer (Byron) , Avery Clark (Oregon), Jenna Hale (Stillman Valley), and Laci Long (Dixon).
Coaches: Adam Gura and Garry Cacciapalia
7th Grade Route 72 Volleyball Conference and Tournament Champions: Alyssa Bauer, Karsyn Bielskis, Kendall Boatman, Olivia Cunningham, Claire Dietrich, Audrey Ebersohl, Addie Fuller, Maya Gomez, Delaney Henert, Claire Henkel, Meredith Jones, Brenna Lemke, Abby Moser, Morgan Nelson, Sarah Nyamwange, Skylar Palmgren, Miami Poulsen, Maddie Rhea, Sadie Stoll, Jeresi Szakalsk, Abby Vongsiri, Manager Riley Jarrett, and Coach Amy Harn.
Byron High School Class 3A Football Team - State Runner Up: Callum Abbasi, Leo Adami, Tyler Adams, Tanner Bay, Christian Bennett, Joshua Bianchi, Chandler Binkley, Ethan Bonnell, Adam Bradford, Nick Brass, Ben Carlson, Andrew Claunch, Aydin Coffee, Dylan Collins, Max Connell, Louis Cretsinger, Parker Eccles, Tyler Elsbury, Josiah Fetherston, Isiah Gooden, Logan Hull, Eli Ingram, Josh Johnson, Ryan Keller, Aydin Lambert, Corbin Lawver, Hunter Lemke, Jacob Lenz, Coy Lind, Peyton Lind, Jacob McQueary, Sam Merrick, Michael Molnar, Ethan Palzkill, Ian Palzkill, Tyler Reed, August Rundle, Hutton Rundle, Noah Salamone, Joey Saviano, Dawson Shank, Braden Smith, Dayne Snodgrass, Drake Snodgrass, Isaac Stickler, Nolan Stoll, Kaedon Welte, and Carson Wilsie.
Manager: Andy Gomez. Coaches: Jeff Boyer, Sean Considine, Andy Donaldson, Nick Elsbury, Terry Jenkins, Brad Miller, David Norris, Kevin O’Neil, Scott Spahr, and Eric Yerly.
Tyler Elsbury – Class 3A All-State Football Team
Drake Snodgrass – Class 3A All-State Football Team - Honorable Mention