Senior Awards and Scholarships

Congratulations to the class of 2020, everyone knows the end of their last year in high school has been stressful but we’re proud of all of you. This senior class is filled with hard-working, talented students, and the Senior Awards Ceremony was all about them. “The Senior Awards Ceremony acknowledges dedicated and committed students that conscientiously made a lot of great choices and sacrifices, choosing success,” says Brentwood High principal Dr. Ed Johnson. “I could not be more proud of each senior celebrated for their accomplishments.” 

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Brentwood college and career counselor, Emily Diaz, watches the show from home.

The 55 students in the class of 2020 have been offered a total of $2,338,010 in scholarships, and the rest of the community could not be more excited for them. Assistant principal Stephen Ayotte explains, “This Senior class has endured some very trying times during this last year of high school, but they have never stopped impressing me with their grit and perseverance in the face of these challenges. I am so proud of all they have done and excited for all they will do in the future.”

This class has accomplished so many things, and will continue to do so outside of their high school careers. Here is a list of the awards and scholarships these amazing students have received. 


Awards and Recognitions

The George Washington Carver Award (top 10% of their class) – William Ma, Kathryn Vanden Hoek, Madison Lawrence, Ben Haug, and Nathan Butler

Outstanding VICC Graduate – Madison Lawrence

The BHS Outstanding Student Leadership Award – Madison Lawrence, Ben Haug, and Reggie Jeffrey, 

Post-Dispatch Scholar Athlete – Nathan Butler

Iron Eagle Attendance Award (99% attendance all 4 years) – William Ma

Growth Award – Lydia Smith


State and Local Scholarships

A+ Scholarship Candidates- Ben Barkofske, Anijah Barringer, Molly Callihan, Tramaine Cooper, Jonathon Danfort, Joshua Danfort, Dani Deimeke, Tyler Green, Chris Hill, Levi Job, Zoe Krause, Mackenzie Marentette, Marco Mathon, Ani’yah Moore, Jacolbi Morris, Kaylin Murray, Kylan Noble, Jack Otten, Shekinah Reed, Edris Roman, Jaylon Shields, Contessa Smith, Lexi Stack-Cloud, Anne Wagner, and Paige Whinery

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Ben Barkofske poses proudly as his Alumni Scholarship is announced.

Brentwood Alumni Association Scholarships – Ben Barkofske, Nathan Butler, Ben Haug, Zoe Krause, William Ma, and Contessa Smith

Brentwood Booster Scholarships – Zoe Krause (Leadership), Ben Haug (Service), Caroline Buckley (Letterman), Kathryn Vanden Hoek (Academic), and Nathan Butler (Eagle)

Brentwood Evening Optimist Scholarship- Tyler Green, Nathan Butler, and Adelyn Zoellner

Gene-Del Printing Scholarship – Edris Roman

The Wright Stuff Scholarship – Caroline Buckley

Missouri Bright Flight (30+ ACT Score) – Ben Barkofshe, Zoe Berken, Nathan Butler, Ben Haug, Zoe Krause, William Ma, Contessa Smith, Kathryn Vanden Hoek

Missouri United Insurance Council Dr. Jack Holley Scholarship – Kathryn Vanden Hoek

Pay it Forward Scholarship- Anijah Barringer, Shekinah Reed


Departmental Awards – Brentwood faculty members recognized outstanding seniors in their departments.

Visual Arts- Zoe Krause, Contessa Smith

Music/Band- Levi Job

Theater Arts- Contessa Smith

Family and Consumer Sciences- Tramaine Cooper 

Language Arts/Karen Corbett Scholarship – Zoe Krause, Shekinah Reed

Mathematics/Al Frye Scholarship- Kathryn Vanden Hoek

Physical Education – Jaylon Shields

Science – Nathan Butler 

Social Studies – Ben Haug

Business – Anne Wagner

Technology – William Ma

World Language – German- Ben Haug, Zoe Krause 

World Language – French – Jacolbi Morris, Edris Roman 

World Language – Spanish – Madison Lawrence


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Congratulations Class of 2020!