Top seniors

Brandon Klise

Parents: Terry and Suzanne Klise

GPA: 4.0

Activities: National Honor Society; varsity gymnastics.

Scholarships, awards: Montana University System Honor Scholarship.

Future: Major in computer science at Montana State University in Bozeman.

Molly Langland

Parents: Jon and Kay Langland

GPA: 4.0

Activities: Cross country; tennis; drama; National Honor Society; yearbook staff.

Scholarships, awards: United States Military Academy appointment; Montana State University Premier Scholarship; University of Arizona Excellence Award; Montana Academic Achievement Scholarship; Colorado School of Mines Merit Scholarship; Montana University System Honor Scholarship; Dean’s Leadership Scholarship.

Future: Study engineering at the West Point Military Academy.

Sean Lindley

Parents: Jeff and Leslie Lindley

GPA: 4.0

Activities: Student government; National Honor Society; varsity cross country and tennis; choir; Jazz Band; speech and debate; Model United Nations.

Scholarships, awards: National Merit Scholar; University of Oklahoma National Merit Scholarship; Montana University System Honor Scholarship; Montana State University Premier Scholarship.

Future: Attend the University of Oklahoma.

Chance Maes

Parents: Chuck and Brenda Maes

GPA: 4.0

Activities: Football; track and field; student body president; Model United Nations; Boys State; yearbook editor; National Honor Society; Student Scholar; freshman and sophomore class president.

Scholarships, awards: All-State, football, track and field; Montana Tech Marcus Daly Silver Scholarship; Montana State University Premier Scholarship; Montana Academic Achievement Scholarship.

Future: Pursue a degree in petroleum engineering.

Zoe Munsey

Parents: Ann and Mike Munsey

GPA: 4.0

Activities: Drama; soccer; Respect Club; Model United Nations; National Honor Society; Connections Crew.

Scholarships, awards: Seattle University Trustee Scholarship; Montana State Thespian Merit Scholarship.

Future: Attend Seattle University.

Garrett Paakkonen

Parents: Glen and Beckie Paakkonen

GPA: 4.0

Activities: Football, two years; Missoula Prospects Baseball Club; National Honor Society.

Scholarships, awards: Dixie State University Full Merit Scholarship.

Future: Major in accounting and then attend law school.

Ali Panian

Parents: Brian and Leslie Panian

GPA: 4.0

Activities: Key Club, reporter and treasurer; speech and debate; international literary magazine editor; National Honor Society.

Scholarships, awards: Montana State University Premier Scholarship; Elks Club Student of the Month; KPAX Student Service Award; Quill and Scroll; Montana Academic Achievement Scholarship.

Future: Attend Montana State University.

Nicholas Simmons

Parents: Sandra and Garrick Simmons

GPA: 4.0

Activities: Basketball, four years; National Honor Society; football.

Scholarships, awards: Gonzaga University Dean’s Scholarship and Presidential Scholarship; Montana Academic Achievement Scholarship; Eagle Medallion Scholar Award, basketball; Big Sky Coaches Award.

Future: Study international relations at Gonzaga University.

Sabrina Sterbis

Parents: Sharon and Mike Sterbis

GPA: 4.0

Activities: National Honor Society; cross country; track.

Scholarships, awards: University of Hawaii Athletic Scholarship, Merit Scholarship and Shidler College of Business Scholarship; Eagle Scholar Award, cross country.

Future: Major in business finance and minor in math at the University of Hawaii at Manoa.

Graduates

Wesley Acosta, David Alarcon-Calderon, Sydney Allen, Kaila Anderson, June Arney, Chance Aune, Colin Bahin, Miranda Ballas, Michaela Ballowe, Connor Barnard, Alexi Baumgardner, Samantha Bigelow, Colin Bingham, Maria Bobko, Stella Brandt, Breanna Brester, Melissa Brown, Cory Bunch, Francis Caina, Dominique Calabro, Cristian Campos, Michaela Cardwell, Courtney Carl, Brady Chilcote, Lauren Christopher, Hannah Clouse, Bailey Collins, Rayce Compton, Darron Comstock, Kaleigh Conrad, Chase Cooper, Katelyn Cox, Gavin Crandall, Travis Crawford, Emilio Culp, Loralei Curtiss, Makayla Davis, Devin Day, Cory Diaz, Jordan Dieziger, Mary Donoghue, Jacob Driscoll, Kenneth Driskill, Chandler Lieb, Bailey Dugan, Kira Earl, Delaney Edgar, Luke Entzel, Chase Erickson-Dever, Colton Evans, Dakota Eyster, Malaetele Faitala, Chelsea Felde, Sabrina Fernandez, Bridger Fiore, Angalia Fish, Jordan Flores, Lane Fortner, Seth Foster, Trevor Frandsen, Rylee Fred, Tyson Gentri, Isaac German, Elijah Gladue, Elizabeth Gomez, Conner Gordon, Hannah Gostnell, John Grubius, Kaitie Gunter, Bailey Halland, Joshua Harrington, Brandon Harris, Carly Hart, Jordan Havranek, Kayla Hawk, Riegan Haworth, Janae Hayes, Christina Hedrick, Samuel Hert, Stepheny Higgins, Hailey Hill, Hannah Holland, Emily Hooker, Levi Hoover, Denim Howard, Tavis Huston, Wesley Jennings, Casey Johns, Tayler Johnson, Makayla Jones, Marlena Jones, Harley Jones, Tiffany Katona, Matthew Kaufman, Caitlin Keely, Caroline Kelley, Kodi Kemp, Samuel Kirkeide, Mykah Kittson, Brandon Klise, Amanda Knudson, Samuel Kok, Demetri Koures, Dana Kowachek, Zane Kuhnhenn, Carley Lane, Alexander Langer, Molly Langland, Meagan Larson, Lakaya Lemons, John Leske, Malia Levison, Sean Lindley, Dylan Lindsley, Brooke Linton, Clayton Little Sun, Gabriel Loken, Jenna Lopes, Jared Mackey, Alexis Madzelonka, Chance Maes, Nathan Mahler, Breah Marshall, Tiffany Matthews, Brandon McCaffree, Casey McCampbell, Kayla McCampbell, Jordan McCloney, Jackilynn McDonald, Samuel McKay, Riley McVey, Topaz Meidinger, Jordan Mesa, Grace Mesenko, Mason Meskimen, Brody Miller, Madeline Mogensen, Ian Moore, Alexandra Morris, Zoe Munsey, Matthew Murphy, Hailey Nelson, Jenna Nile, Sara Olson, Garrett Paakkonen, Ali Panian, Shayne Parrish, Celeste Payne, Amber Nicole Payton, Megan Peters, Sean Peterson, Sandra Phelps, Tina Pienbert, Dakota Poling, Hannah Porch, Quinn Pruitt, Jake Quinn, Devin Randall, Chase Rasmussen, Caden Rattell, Hallie Reiner, Lexius Renfro, Antoinette Richardson, Hailey Richey, Elaine Rider, David Riggs, Matthew Robinson, Sean Robinson, Daxton Schatz, Anitra Schmid, Malia Schmid, Shaelyn Schmidt, Ashley Scullion, Brock Shaide, Madisyn Shaide, Fileana Shields, Nicholas Simmons, Anna Slown, Gyendollyn Smith, Hayden Smith, Kendra Sorensen, Kolby Sorensen, Kyla Sparks, Theodore Speed, Myles Sperry, Adel Staggs, Emily Standley, Jessica Steffes, Jessika Stephens, Sabrina Sterbis, Jackelyn Stob, Jessica Stobart, Buck Stokes, Jackson Stratford, Roman Sysa, Tristan Tahta, Rebecca Tardy, Anatoliy Tsuber, James Turner, Kailey VanDeHey, Jourdyn VanderVeen, Tyler Vaneps, Tou Vang, Lexianne Vine, Cristal Walker, Tatiana Weed, Erik Wells, Carter Westphal, Zane Whitaker, Carli White, Shawn Whitmarsh, Kylie Widhalm, Olivia Wiley, Sydney Wilson, Weston Wilson, Michael Wireman, Brittney Wittkopp, Tayler Yother, Carley Zander, Michaela Zimmerman.

Scholarships and awards

Colin Bahin: Lou and Lila Bahin, parents. Academic All-State, tennis; Chapman University Dean’s Scholarship-$60,000; Denison University Founders Scholarship-$92,000; Lewis and Clark College Dean’s Scholarship-$64,000; Lewis and Clark College Music Scholarship-$800; National Honor Society; Seattle University Bellarmine Scholarship-$60,000; University of San Francisco Provost Achievement Scholarship-$60,000.

Lexi Baumgardner: Joe and Traci Baumgardner, parents. Carroll College All Saints Award-$44,000; Carroll College Opportunity Award-$8,000.

Colin Bingham: Guy and Sharon Bingham, parents. All-Conference Basketball, honorable mention; All-Conference, second team; All-State Football, first team offense and defense; Academic All-State, basketball, football, track and field; Montana State University Football Scholarship; Most Valuable Player; National Honor Society; Northern Arizona University Academic Achievement Scholarship-$12,000; University of Montana Football Scholarship; University of South Dakota Football Scholarship.

Maria Bobko: Mikhail and Irina Bobko, parents. Academic All-State; National Honor Society.

Melissa Brown: Jennifer Huestis and Richard Brown, parents. College of Missoula William J. Gallagher Scholarship-$3,100.

Dominique Calabro: Tony and Elaine Higuera, parents. Academic All-State, volleyball; Eagle Scholar Award; Montana State University Premier Scholarship-$1,000; National Honor Society; Varsity Letter Award, volleyball.

Courtney Carl: Fred and Susan Carl, parents. Academic All-State; National Honor Society; Seattle University Arrupe Scholarship-$36,000; Seattle University Athletic Scholarship-$10,000.

Kaleigh Conrad: Mark and Tasha Conrad, parents. All-State Band; All Star Band; All-State Superior Saxophone Solo; National Honor Society; University of Montana Academic Achievement Scholarship-$4,000; UM Grizzly Marching Band Scholarship-$2,000; University of Montana Music Scholarship-$8,000.

Chase Cooper: Cass and Shelley Cooper, parents. University of Montana William J. Gallagher Scholarship-$3,100.

Luke Entzel: Shon and Shana Entzel, parents. First Team All-State Middle Linebacker; Dave Schultz and Tricia Saunders High School Excellence Award; Gordon Smith Award; Iowa State University Wrestling Scholarship; Montana State High School Wrestling Champion Award, three times.

Chase Erickson-Dever: Michelle Erikson and Chad and Laura Dever, parents. All-Conference Football, honorable mention; Academic All-State, football; Coach Ekegren Award; Montana State University Premier Scholarship-$6,000; National Honor Society.

Malaetele Faitala: Eseneiaso Faitala, Lupelisiliva Faitala, Rose Suiaunoa and Legi Suiaunoa, parents. Distributive Education Clubs of America, First in Nation Minutes that Matter Drive chairman, second place in Montana Community Service Project Award and fourth place in Montana Principles of Finance Award; Most Inspirational Senior Award; University of Montana Staff Senate Scholarship-$700.

Tyson Gentri: Joe and Nikki Gentri, parents. University of Montana Academic Scholarship-$4,000; UM School of Journalism MBA Incoming Freshman Award-$1,000; Washington Companies Employee Family Scholarship-$8,000.

Carly Hart: Tom and Patty Hart, parents. Academic All-State, band; Missoula Job Service Employers’ Council Back on Track Scholarship-$2,000; National Honor Society; University of Montana Premier Scholarship-$1,000; Varsity Letter Awards, band and volleyball.

Emily Hooker: Loren and Kristi Hooker, parents. Academic All-State, track and field; Foundation for Community Health Scholarship-$1,000; National Honor Society; University of Montana Academic Achievement Scholarship-$4,000; Varsity Letter Awards, basketball, track and field.

Samuel Kirkeide: John and Jennifer Kirkeide, parents. University of Wyoming Academic Scholarship-$6,000.

Mykah Kittson: Jessie McDonald and Chancy Kittson, parents; Dana and Raymond Kingfisher, guardians. Johnson & Wales University DECA Scholarship-$8,000; Johnson & Wales University Wildcat Award-$2,000.

Brandon Klise: Terry and Suzanne Klise, parents. Montana State University Premier Scholarship; Montana University System Honor Scholarship-$10,000; National Honor Society.

Amanda Knudson: Brandon and Tessa Knudson, parents. Target Range Education Association College Scholarship-$500; University of Montana Academic Achievement Scholarship-$4,000.

Samuel Kok: Kris and Jodi Kok, parents. All-State and Varsity Letter Award, ski racing; Academic All-State; Denver University Pioneer Scholarship-$23,000; Jeremiah Thompson Memorial Award; Montana State University Academic Achievement Scholarship-$6,000; Montana State University Premier Scholarship-$6,000.

Carley Lane: Rich and Sally Lane, parents. Soccer, captain and Player of the Year Award; lacrosse team captain; Masonic Lodge No. 13 Scholarship-$1,000; Montana Model United Nations Scholarship-$1,180; Montana Model United Nations Top 20 Senior; National Honor Society; speech and debate captain; University of Montana Academic Achievement Scholarship-$4,000; Weber State University Weber the Edge Scholarship-$34,800.

Molly Langland: Jon and Kay Langland, parents. Arizona University Excellence Award-$56,000/4 years; Colorado School of Mines Merit Scholarship-$48,000; Montana University System Honor Scholarship-$28,000; National Honor Society, president; Presidential National Honor Society Award; University of Montana Academic Achievement Scholarship-$8,000; Varsity Letter Awards, cross country and tennis; West Point Military Academy Scholarship-$350,000.

Meagan Larson: Christina Larson and Donnie Larson, parents. Distributive Education Clubs of America nationals; FFA state officer; National Honor Society; Varsity Award Letter, track and field.

Sean Lindley: Jeffrey and Leslie Lindley, parents. Academic All-State, cross country, speech and debate, tennis; Montana State University Premier Scholarship-$10,000; Montana University System Honor Scholarship-$16,000; National Honor Society; University of Oklahoma National Merit Scholarship-$120,000.

Dylan Lindsley: Randy and Deanna Lindsley, parents. Youth Serve Montana Scholarship-$1,000.

Nathan Mahler: Jennifer Mahler, parent. Iowa Lakes Community College Soccer Scholarship-$5,000.

Tiffany Matthews: Suzanne Matthews, parent. Community Health Foundation Scholarship-$2,500; Dell Scholars Scholarship; National Honor Society; University of Montana Academic Achievement Scholarship-$2,000.

Brandon McCaffree: Megan and Josh Truman, Jeff McCaffree, parents. Montana Tech Freshman Challenge Scholarship-$2,000.

Jordan McCloney: Brett and Dawn McCloney, parents. Academic All-State, band; Carroll College Honors Program; Daughters of the American Revolution honoree; Elks Scholarship state finalist; Elks Student of the Month; Girl Scout Bronze Award, Leadership Torch Awards, Silver Award and Summit Award; Horizon Credit Union Perfect Attendance Scholarship-$250; Missoula Electric Cooperative Scholarship-$1,000; Montana National Guard Thrift Shop Scholarship-$500; Montana University System Honor Scholarship-$28,000; National Girl Scout Leadership Institute representative; National Honor Society; University of Montana Academic Achievement Scholarship-$8,000; Youth Serve Montana Scholarship-$1,000.

Samuel McKay: Mike and Joy McKay, parents. All-State Conference Soccer, two years; Academic All State, soccer; Whitworth University Scholarship-$56,000.

Zoe Munsey: Mike and Ann Munsey, parents. Academic All State; Montana State Thespian Merit Scholarship-$500; National Honor Society; Seattle University Trustee Scholarship-$84,000; University of Oregon Summit Scholarship-$36,000; University of Portland President’s Scholarship-$84,000; University of San Diego Alcala Award-$100,000.

Matthew Murphy: Mike and Sherry Murphy, parents. All-State Football, first team defensive line and first team offensive line; Montana Tech Chancellor Scholarship-$2,000; Montana Tech Football Scholarship; National Honor Society.

Jenna Nile: Dan and Heather Nile, parents. Academic All-State; Corban University Dean’s Merit Scholarship-$44,000; Eagle Scholar; Girls State; Montana State University/Billings Promise Scholarship-$2,500; National Honor Society; University of Montana Academic Achievement Award-$1,500; University of Montana/Western William S. Bender Scholarship-$500.

Garrett Paakkonen: Glen and Beckie Paakkonen, parents. Dixie State University Nonresident Full Merit Scholarship; National Honor Society.

Sean Peterson: Adrienne Gross, Will Peterson and Bill Gross, parents. Academic All-State, football, track and field; National Honor Society.

Hannah Porch: Dan and Julie Porch, parents. All-State Track and Field; Carroll College Presidential Scholarship and Track and Field Scholarship; Foundation for Community Health Scholarship; Missoula Electric Cooperative Scholarship; National Honor Society.

Quinn Pruitt: Erika and Brian Bidlake, Zachary Pruitt, parents. Arizona State University New American University Scholarship-$34,000; Grand Canyon University Dean’s Scholarship-$23,000; National Honor Society; Varsity Letter Award, soccer.

Madisyn Shaide: Monte and Stacy Shaide, parents. All-Conference Basketball, first team; All-State Basketball, first team; Academic All-State; Montana State University Basketball Scholarship; National Honor Society; Super State Basketball Team Montana.

Nicholas Simmons: Garrick and Sandra Simmons, parents. Eagle Medallion Scholar; Gonzaga University Dean Scholarship-$60,000; Gonzaga Presidential Scholarship-$1,500; National Honor Society; University of Montana Academic Achievement Scholarship-$8,000; Varsity Basketball Coaches Award.

Anna Slown: John and Elizabeth Slown, parents. Elks Lodge Most Valuable Student Scholarship-$500; Masonic Lodge No. 13 Scholarship-$1,000; Montana State University Presidential Leadership Scholarship-$37,000; Montana University System Honor Scholarship-$24,000; Soroptimist Violet Richardson Award-$500.

Kendra Sorenson: Jeri and Lane Sorenson, parents. Montana State University Premier Scholarship-$1,500 per semester; MSU Honors College.

Sabrina Sterbis: Mike and Sharon Sterbis, parents. Academic All-State, cross country; Eagle Scholar Award; National Honor Society; University of Hawaii at Manoa Cross Country Track Scholarship-$17,000; University of Hawaii at Manoa Merit Scholarship-$20,000; University of Hawaii at Manoa Shidler College of Freshman DAP Scholarship-$2,000.

Tristan Tahta: Stephen Tahta and Claire Francoeur, parents. Western University of Ontario Excellence Award-$8,000.

Carter Westphal: Kelly O’Brien and David Westphal, parents. All-State Wrestling; University of Colorado Army ROTC Scholarship; University of Wyoming Army ROTC Scholarship; University of Wyoming Rocky Mountain Scholars Award-$24,000.

Brittney Wittkopp: Mathew and Deanne Wittkopp, parents. University of Montana Academic Achievement Scholarship-$1,000.

Information provided by Big Sky High School. Because of early deadlines, scholarship lists are incomplete.

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