Youth Salute

2019 Youth Salute Leadership Awards Presented to Local High School Seniors

As a part of our involvement in youth and leadership, Hills Bank has sponsored the Youth Salute Leadership Awards for 25 years. Youth Salute is a program of the National Council on Youth Leadership (NCYL) and is guided by the vision of making tomorrow’s world better by developing leaders today. The council’s mission is to assist communities to applaud, encourage, and provide opportunity for the leadership development of their youth.

2019 Youth Salute Outstanding Leaders Mira Bohannan-Kumar and Keaton Wenz

2019 Youth Salute Leadership awards were presented to Mira Bohannan-Kumar from City High and Keaton Wenz from Mt. Vernon. Each received the opportunity to attend the National Council on Youth Leadership Town Meeting on Tomorrow, an event that brings together youth leaders with diverse backgrounds from across the nation. The students will gather in St. Louis at Washington University in October. Runner-up Outstanding Youth Leaders were Jessica Moonjely from West High, James Pinter from West High, and Harrison Voigt from Liberty High.

Other local leadership award winners included  Lasya Yakkala (Clear Creek-Amana), Matt Butler (Highland), Mason Erger (Iowa Valley), Scott Dill (Liberty High), Camber Oldham (Liberty High), Renae Hasselbusch (Lisbon), Libby Baker (Mid-Prairie), Abigail Frantz (Mid-Prairie), Levi Stultz (Mid-Prairie), Will Colony (Regina), Jace Bell (Solon), Gabbi Bullard (Solon), Sophie Bell (Washington), Olivia Schultes (West Branch), Tate Crane (West High), MaryClare Greer (West High), Isabella Hoeger-Pinto (West High), Rong Zhou (Selina) Hua (West High), Natalie Katz  (West High), Teya Kerns (West High), Nathaniel Nelson (West High), Daniel Song (West High), Natalie Young (West High), Isabel Coffman (Williamsburg), Madalynne Yenter (Williamsburg).

 

View the complete list of 2019 Youth Salute Participants

City High
Maryam Abuissa
Joseph Bennett
Mira Bohannan Kumar
Brooke Bormann
Garrett Bormann
Grace Bormann
John Bounds
Mary Bounds
Everly Eldeen
Jackson Ernst
Max Firmstone
Forrest Frazier
Brenna Gordon
Rhys Holman
Sam Horwitz
Katherine Introna
Mya Kahle
Aubryn Kaine
Daphne Knoop
Mark Krysan
Kelsey Law
Mia Loughran
Alex Marsh
Olivia Masterson
Lydia McIntire
Ariana Mendoza
Grace Parrott
Keli Potter
Griffin Roach
Abigail Rood
Lucy Rood
Lauren Rude
Trinity Sadecky
Kolbe Schnoebelen
Franz Stolpen
Britney Vanvang
Noah Weaver
Mitchell Wilkes
Avery Wilson

Clear Creek Amana
Thea Clennon
Aaron Cullen
Ethan Fairholm
Madison George
Emily Greathouse
Taylor Grefe
Meagan Harvey
Raina Henze
Trace Johanson
Jayden Knapp
Brandon McCarty
Noah McNiel
Kyle Pitlick
Payton Roth
Tyler Schrepfer
Ainsley Schrock
Alexa Schwartz
Guilherme Schwartz-Mendes
Jack Sexton
Olivia Smyka
Sarah Grace Stewart
Karsyn Stratton
Andrew Swails
Lasya Yakkala

English Valleys
Alaina Allen
Abigail Garringer
Nolan Grove
Cael Hester

Highland
Alyssa Brase
Matt Butler
Makala Cox
Samantha Cox
Emma Crossett
Lexi Hoit
Shalyn Kirk
Emily Streb
Haley Sweeting
Zachary Willman

Hillcrest Academy
Kobe Borntrager
Sarena Gerber
Mia Graber
Max Martens
Yulianna Montes de Oca
Jesse Slater

 

 

Iowa Valley
Baylee Anderson
Mason Erger
Nichole Gerard
Paige Jergens
Samantha Randall
Hannah Shade
Tristan Stubblefield

Liberty High
Kayli Baldwin
Grace Brusegaard
Elizabeth Chen
Elizabeth Davis
Scott Dill
Grace Ellis
Corissa Gavin
Ella Johnson
Razan Karar
Jasmine Miftahof
Camber Oldham
Kate Randle
Megan Ries
Sushma Santhana
Cora Saunders
Lauren Siems
Isabel Smith
Sierra Suiter
Harrison Voigt
Stella Warren
Kaleb Williams

Lisbon
Emily Butteris
Renae Hasselbusch
Tawnie Hudson
Grace Morningstar
McKenna Nelson
Emily Schultz

Lone Tree
Macie Bopp
Sara Branson
Abby Buckman
Holley Johnson
Lilian Miller
Natalie Patterson
Cale Yoder

Mid-Prairie
Libby Baker
Marina Beachy
Cole Davis
Abigail Frantz
Brianna Ghumm
Ingrid Gingerich
Cassidy Hershberger
Emma Mattes
Grace Mattes
Trevor Nida
Abbi Patterson
Marina Richardson
Levi Stultz
Brad Tornow

Mount Vernon
Paige Beck
Karlyn Connolly
Ryley Hoffman
Mandy Morrical
Jack Ossenkop
Sean Pitlik
Sadie Player
Evan Tvedt
Caroline Voss
Keaton Wenz

Regina
Madeline Adam
Abigail Burger
Will Colony
Claire Conlon
Casey Daniel
Charlotte DeCoster
Claire Gaarde
Mariah Grassi
Samantha Greving
Nicholas Hein
Russell Hingst
Masen Miller
Nola Murhammer
Mark Schomer
Kennedy Scott
Stephanie Stenger
Emma Welter

Solon
Jace Bell
Jack Bell
Gabbi Bullard
Khloe Burkum
Allison Capper
Kenji Fisher
Aira Foster
Brenna Gogel
Sylvia Havlicek
Miranda McHugh
Haley Melchert
Beth Richards
Brady Stotler
Rodney Wittich III

Washington
Brayton Anderson
Ellie Bell
Sophie Bell
Braeden Duwa
Kinsey Duwa
Madison Fishback
John Flannery
Evan Horak
Brady Knutson
Leah Marek
Alexa Mitchell
Kaitlyn Mitchell
Olivia Pacha
Hailey Shultz
Addison Six
Brock Sobaski
Luke Turner
Abby Voss
Audrey Wubbena

West Branch
Aubrey Baylor
Taylor Boelk
Madeline DeJong
Mackenzie Heise
Kaiya Luneckas
Connor Norfleet
Sarah Scheer
Olivia Schultes
Jaylen Votroubek
Jonathan Wargo
Abbie Waterman

West High
Emir Abdagic
Karissa Burkhardt
Abbie Callahan
Anna Carmen
Bronte Collaguazo
Tate Crane
Maia DeGrazia
Madelyn Epping
Emma Gibson
Austyn Goodale
MaryClare Greer
Chloe Gretter
Katelynn Hillberry
Jack Hinman
Will Hoeft
Isabella Hoeger-Pinto
Rong Zhou (Selina) Hua
Natalie Katz
Teya Kerns
Caleb Kwok
Luma Makawi
Ariadne McClure
Jessica Moonjely
Alec Murley
Nathaniel Nelson
Emily Kay Oldman
Nikul Patel
Bernardo Perez
James Pinter
Leah Rietz
Amber Rose
Asha Sandhu
Eric Shaffer
Daniel Song
Alexis Stumpf
Patrick Taylor
Lila Terry
Ben Vander Leest
Jenna Wang
Ty Waters
Kenneth Wilbur
Natalie Young
Andrew Yu

 

Williamsburg
Isabel Coffman
Cole Cremeens
Rachel Detweiler
Grayson Gahring
Mallory Garringer
Jillian Holub
Chase Malloy
Jacob Mohr
Carson Pope
Megan Rathjen
Grace Schaefer
Aubray Walters
Abigail Whitehill
Madalynne Yenter