The 'Hollistah Scholahs'
Noah Peck, Abilene, graduated from Chapman High School with a 3.8 GPA. In addition to his studies, Peck participated in various community activities, primarily volunteering at the Village Manor Nursing Home in Abilene. Peck has also traveled to Oklahoma and Kentucky, doing clean-up labor and working for the International Disaster Emergency Service. A musician, Peck plays banjo, and performs with his worship team at Abilene First Christian Church. Peck will be attending Kansas State Polytechnic, pursuing a degree in Mechanical Engineering.
Jacqui Dyson graduated from Salina Central High School with a 3.4 GPA. In addition to her studies, she was a member of Jobs for America's Graduates Program, serving as 2019-20 class president. Dyson served as a teaching intern and team captain for SCHS cheer squad. She was also crowned 2019 Homecoming Queen. Dyson stays involved in her community by volunteering at the Salina Emergency Food Bank and Ashby House. An emerging poet, Dyson was a finalist in the 2019 #SCSLAM, a high school poetry slam competition sponsored by USD 305. Dyson will be attending Emporia State University in the fall, pursuing a degree in Social Sciences Education.
Gracie Lott, Lindsborg, graduated from Smoky Valley High School with a 4.0 GPA, and as a member of the National Honor Society. Gracie was a sports photojournalist for DalaTown Magazine in Lindsborg. Lott also has her own multimedia business, offering services in graphic design, wedding photography, and video. Gracie is a vocalist and cellist, having played with her local church worship band. She also used her skills in design to create prints and motifs for local businesses. Gracie now attends Grand Canyon University (Phoenix, AZ) pursuing a degree in Graphic Design.
Chloe Guillot graduated from Salina Central High School with a 4.17 GPA as a member of the National Honor Society. As a senior, she received an award for excellence in editorial writing by the National Scholastic Press Association and the Journalism Education Association. In addition to her studies, she also participated in Salina Shares, an outreach program in her hometown. A graphic designer, Chloe now attends Seattle Pacific University, pursuing a degree in Visual Communications.
Sarah Katsiyiannis graduated from Tipton Catholic High School with a 3.98 GPA, having been on the Honor Roll for four consecutive years. Outside of school, she participated in Poetry Outloud, a national poetry contest in Washington, DC, as well as taught piano in her hometown. A former editor's assistant at The Tipton Times, she now attends San Diego State University, pursuing a degree in Mass Media Arts, with an emphasis in Journalism.