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Class of 2024 Senior Night Recap & Results

On Wednesday, May 1st, Brentwood High School hosted Senior Night, an event that the senior class looks forward to every year. It’s a night when the Brentwood community gathers in celebration to acknowledge the outstanding achievements of our graduating senior class. This event includes recognizing students with awards for excelling in academics, the arts, extracurriculars, athletics, leadership, community service, and more. The event was split into three segments, the first commemorating Awards and Recognitions earned by this year’s seniors, the second celebrating recipients of State and Local Scholarships, and the third in which Brentwood Staff presented Departmental Awards to seniors who excelled in a given field.

Some of the state local scholarships did not come as a surprise to students such as the A+ Scholarship that awards students with two free years of community college.

Other awards that students had to apply for came as more of a surprise at the awards night such as the Brentwood Boosters Scholarship Program that entailed five categories of scholarships — Leadership, Service, Letterman, Academic and Eagle — and was awarded to one senior for each category.

As for Brentwood Department Awards awarded to one or a few students by staff from each department, some students were surprised while others were thrilled to receive it but also saw it coming.

For every award winner on Senior Night, check out the full list below:

Awards and Recognitions

Brentwood recognizes it’s seniors participating the South Tech program.

George Washington Carver Award (Top 10% of class) – Kevin Ou, Amelia Spencer, Adrian Sabeh, Teagan Karetski-Smythe, Charles Ma

Missouri Scholars 100 Program – Amelia Spencer

  • The Missouri Scholars 100 program recognizes 100 of the top high school graduates in the state. In order to be nominated for the Missouri Scholars 100, a student needs to be in the top 10% of their class, have a 3.75+ unweighted GPA, and 29+ score on the ACT. The student must also meet the criteria for ten events in an academic decathlon. This year, Amelia Spencer had the highest total in the academic decathlon and was nominated as our Missouri Scholars 100 candidate. Last month, Amelia was recognized as a Missouri Scholars 100 recipient by the Missouri Association of Secondary School Principals. 

Outstanding VICC Graduate – Arris-Phillip Harris

Outstanding Student Leadership Award – Amelia Spencer, William Schuering, Kevin Ou

Rosemary Zander Award – Reed Durham

Post-Dispatch Scholar Athlete – Carter Bowman

The Post-Dispatch Scholar Athlete is an award voted on by staff of all eligible students in the top 25% of their class who have participated in at least one varsity sports team. The scholar/athlete selected is highlighted on stltoday.com and the Post-Dispatch newspaper with scholar athletes from around the St. Louis area.

Iron Eagle Attendance Award (99% attendance record for 4 years of high school) – Charles Ma, Kevin Ou

Growth Award – Anna Jones, Sophia Lee

The Growth Award goes to an individual(s) who possesses one or more of the following characteristics: Hardworking nature, good peer relations, excellence in volunteerism and/or working, and participation in school activities. This year’s recipients have shown incredible growth throughout high school.

National Career Readiness Certificate – Eddie Gonzalez-Rubio: Silver Level, Wyatt Schoenberg: Bronze Level
Christian White: Bronze Level

South Technical High School Program Participants – Amelia Favazza – Cosmetology Program; Zoey Mwai-Lopez – Veterinary Assistant Program; Brooklyn Richter – Health Sciences Program; Dylan Walker – Automotive Technology, Danyielle Wren – Culinary Arts Program

Commitment to Military Service – Karlee Mansker – Army National Guard

National, State and Local Scholarships

Brentwood Seniors are recognized for Bright Flight, which is awarded for scoring a 31 or higher on the ACT.

John Cary Scholarships – Anna Jones was one out of just five students in the greater STL area selected for this $5,000 scholarship.

A+ Scholarship Program Carter Bowman
Nora Campos Martinez
Emily Green
Preston Hollingsworth
Anna Jones
Sophia Lee
Kamari Mace
Trenton Mitchell
Zoey Mwai-Lopez
Kevin Ou
Addi Peden
Brooklyn Richter
William Schuering
Cora Urhahn
Norah Woodman
Danyielle Wren

Missouri Bright Flight Scholarship Program 31+ ACT
Amelia Spencer
William Schuering
Ethan Corwin
Charles Morgan
Avery White
Mark Butler
Emelda Forney
Haven White

Brentwood Alumni Association Scholarships Amelia Spencer (Peggy Viehland Fossett Foundation Scholarship), Ethan Ritter (John Titus Memorial Scholarship), Amelia Favazza, Emelda Forney, Adrian Sabeh, Will Schuering, Brooklyn Richter

Brentwood Boosters Scholarship Program – Amelia Spencer (Leadership Scholarship), Cora Urhahn (Service Scholarship), Ethan Ritter (Letterman Scholarship), Charles Ma (Academic Scholarship), Amelia Favazza (Eagle Scholarship)

Pay It Forward Scholarship – Arris Harris, Brooklyn Richter, Kamari Mace

Susan Slazinik Memorial Scholarship – Brooklyn Richter

West Community Credit Union Scholarship – Avery White

The Wright Stuff Scholarship – Emelda Forney

Departmental Awards

Kevin Ou recieves the Departmental Award for Mathematics.

Business – Cora Urhahn

Family and Consumer Science – Miller Chantharasy

Technology – Adrian Sabeh

Industrial Arts/Construction Technology – Arris Harris

Visual Arts – Amelia Favazza, Amelia Spencer, Haven White, Norah Woodman

Music/Band – Teagan Karetski-Smythe

Theatre Arts – Ethan Corwin

Language Arts – Amelia Favazza, Haven White

Journalism – Emelda Forney

Mathematics – Kevin Ou

Physical Education – Carter Bowman

Science – Kevin Ou, Amelia Spencer

Social Studies – Mark Butler, Charles Ma

World Languages – Cora Urhahn

Congratulations, Class of 2024!

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William "The Cod" David Francis Schuering is a man of many names and titles. He is currently in his Senior year at BHS and participates in various sports and activities. Will has played varsity and junior varsity soccer since his first year and has participated in tennis and wrestling. He has participated in Brentwood Theatre, Robotics, Jazz & Pep Band, and has served as a Class Officer, NHS member, and StuCo Vice President. Will has passions for music, media, and, most importantly, days when the school serves chicken bowls for lunch. He hopes to add to the sense of fun at The Nest News with plenty of wacky shenanigans and hijinx.

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