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2023 Excellence in Education Celebration is SOLD OUT!

It’s time to recognize Northern Kentucky’s outstanding students, educators, community partners, and business leaders.

2023 Excellence in Education Honorees

Academic All-Star Awards

Bilal Elayyadi, Ignite Institute

Aslhyn Garcia Miranda, Dayton High School

Bianca Hemsath, Highlands High School

Abdullah Karazon, Ludlow High School

Ethan Taylor, Campbell County High School

Charlotte Webster, Boone County High School


Career and Technical All-Star Awards

Eli Blair, Grant County High School

Ben Chenot, Boone County High School

Adam Dizdarevic, Dixie Heights High School

Joshua Faulkner, Campbell County High School

Shafick Celis Munoz, Beechwood High School

Ethan Noonchester, Bellevue High School  

Student Leadership Awards

Brenna Henry, Beechwood High School

Alexandra Perry, Ignite Institute

Katrina Rolfsen, Dixie Heights High School

Katherine Schroder, Cooper High School

Damarcus Winn, Holmes High School


Against All Odds Awards

Jamison Harris, Dixie Heights High School

Molly Hunt, Lloyd Memorial High School

Caroline Moore, Highlands High School

Audrey Shelton, Grant County High School

Kiersten Tobias Pemberton, Campbell County High School


St. Elizabeth Healthcare Scholarships

Brogan CallioniVilla Madonna Academy
Elaine Chan, Ignite Institute
Liam Collins, Villa Madonna Academy
Avery Cox, East Central High School
Elizabeth Deis, St. Henry Distric
t High School
Ashley Downing, Larry A. Ryle High School
Claire Duncan, Conner High School
Brooklyn Garlich, Bishop Brossart High School
Josephine Halbauer, Highlands High School
Rachel Herron, Conner High School
Abdullah Karazon, Ludlow High School
Emily Mahaney, Larry A. Ryle High School
Faith McNamara, St. Henry District High School
Madison Messmer, Ignite Institute
Isabelle Minning, Notre Dame Academy
Kayla Northcutt, Notre Dame Academy
Addyson Osborne, Notre Dame Academy
Rachel Panko, Notre Dame Academy
Trisha Puthenpurackal, Turpin High School
Skylar Reeves, Goshen High School
Madelynn Serve, Beechwood High School
Morgan Shipp, Williamstown Independent School
Alyssa Smith, Newport Central Catholic High School
Cheyenne Turner, Randall K. Cooper High School
Sarah Yu, Highlands High School


Golden Apple Awards

Stephanie Abney, Newport Intermediate School

Josh Bates, Beechwood High School

Caroline Bragg, White's Tower Elementary School

Daniel Dempsey, Lloyd Memorial High School

LeAnnda Drysdale, Williamstown Elementary School

Michelle Fair, Ruth Moyer Elementary School

Carrie Faulhaber, Dixie Heights High School

Melanie Gleason, Tichenor Middle School

Sinda Henson, Walton-Verona Early Childhood Center

Jessica Holleman, Dorothy Howell Elementary School

Melissa Keller, Ludlow High School

Deanna Landrum, Southgate Independent Schools

Molly Lemker, Owen County Preschool

Paul Mackiewicz, Holmes High School

JoAnn Nassano, Campbell Ridge Elementary School

Betsy Powell, Campbell County High School

Stephanie Prince, Southern Elementary School

Ashleigh Shields, New Haven Elementary School

Adam Staff, Crossroads Elementary School

Raven Wright, Crittenden-Mt. Zion Elementary School

Chris Zimmerman, Mary A. Goetz Elementary School

Extraordinary Service Awards

Amy Meyer, Secretary, Campbell County High School

Joe Webster, Maintenance/Head Custodian, Grant County Middle School

Joseph Weyer, Building Supervisor, Woodfill Elementary School


Student Services Award

Thad Dusing, Counselor, Dixie Heights High School


One to One Distinguished Service Award

Betsy Glick, One to One Reading Coach

A.D. Albright Administrator of the Year Award
Justin Kaiser, Principal, Beechwood High School
Business Engagement of the Year Awards
Newport Police Department, Newport Independent School District
North American Stainless, Carroll County School District

Robert J. Storer Education Champion Awards
Dr. Laura Koehl, Board of Trustee member, Thomas More University

Shelby Krentz, Director of Early College Opportunities, Gateway Community & Technical College

Dr. Diana McGill, Dean of the College of Arts and Science, Northern Kentucky University

Lifetime Achievement Awards
Rob Haney, Chief Operations Officer, Kenton County School District
Kelly Middleton, Superintendent, Retired, Newport Independent School District
Dr. David Rust, Superintendent, Retired, Campbell County School District

The Excellence in Education Celebration is made possible due to the support of the following sponsors: Title Sponsor: Northern Kentucky University; Award Sponsor: Duke Energy; Event Sponsors: American Fidelity, REH&A Architects and St. Elizabeth Healthcare; Friends of the Council: Altafiber, Audio Enhancement, Care Solace, Compass Municipal Advisors, CMTA, Fifth Third Bank, Gateway Community & Technical CollegeGriffin Elite, Learning Grove and Think Cerca.

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