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Apr 26, 2013 12:03 PM by KPAX News Staff

'Missoula's Most Inspirational Students' recognized

MISSOULA - A special awards ceremony was held Thursday evening to honor "Missoula's Most Inspirational Students".

Some 52 middle and high school students from Missoula County Public Schools were honored with a dinner and awards banquet at Big Sky High School.

The students were nominated by teachers and staff for their classroom achievements, outstanding character, and their commitment to overcome a variety of challenges in their lives.

"These students are unique," MCPS Superintendent Alex Apostle stated in a news release. "Each student has worked hard to overcome a significant challenge and we want them to know that we appreciate their hard work and dedication to remaining in high school and succeeding academically."

Below is a list of the students who were honored.

Big Sky High School

Koby Sleeping Bear
Acena Carter
Sandra Phelps
Michael Wireman
Rainy Greywater
Jaden LaBare
Scotty Morgan
Mathalia Stroethoff

Hellgate High School
Irelynn Polich
Michael Schaeffer
Eric Hansen
Mayzie Shaver
Kiana Ballek
Tanner Williams
Tavis Little Leaf
Tori Rushfeldt

Seeley Swan High School
Jon Dodd
Jordan Everson

Sentinel High School
Keaton Alexander
Jeff Woods
Savannah Kibler
Bryan Gottlieb
Chantel Lynch
Zoe Tate
Megan Birkett
Michael Steber

Willard Alternative Learning Center
Ashleigh DeVries
Cheyane Scott
Kasey Ellingson
Andrew Gervais
Brittney Haase
Lacee Lowe
Skylar Nowlen
Jackson Stevens

C.S. Porter Middle School
Ryelee DeBeaord
Zayne Sharard
Presten Lagervall
Mateo Whatley
Barbara August
Jack Basolo

Meadow Hill Middle School
Kylie McKittrick
Alexa Greene
Aurora Liberty-Dupuis
Ino Gabriel Caina
Nichole Whitcomb
Leah Zetterberg

Washington Middle School
Candace Andrews
Rhiannon Moreland
Chance Leuphold
Hallie Martello
Mikeala Burklow
Olivia Petruski

- information from Dan Cimmino included in this report.

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