Scholarship winners were honored at Denham Springs High School’s commencement exercises May 22 at Yellow Jacket Stadium.
Zachary Andrew Boothe received the U.S. Army Reserve Male National Scholar/Athlete Award and a Union University Provost’s Scholarship.
Kaitlyn Elise Thompson received the U.S. Army Reserve Female National Scholar/Athlete Award and the William Carey University Scholar Award.
Brennan Matthew Mire was recognized for having perfect attendance during his entire high school career, and Kelley McKnight Hines was honored for 12 consecutive years of perfect attendance.
Robert Lawton Stanley received the U.S. Marine Corps Enlistment Award.
Nathan Roy Landry picked up the Alex Theriot Jr. Honorary Scholarship, provided by the Theriot family to honor a local resident and businessman.
Tiffany Ann Nevels was presented the Alpha Delta Kappa Teachers’ Sorority annual scholarship and the Southeastern Louisiana University Honors Scholarship.
- BAILEY THOMAS HOLSTEIN: An Angelina College athletic scholarship for baseball.
- JADE ANN LEMOINE: The Billy Doerr National Honor Society Scholarship, given in memory of 1962 DSHS graduate and U.S. Naval Academy appointee William Doerr, who was diagnosed with leukemia after entering the academy and died shortly thereafter.
- PERI CELESTE WARD: The Bonnie Owens Memorial Scholarship.
- BRITTANY LYNN CASE: Brice Harris Memorial Scholarship, Jason Ard Educational Scholarship, Livingston Parish Literacy & Technology Student of the Year Scholarship and a University of South Carolina athletic scholarship for softball. The Harris scholarship is given in memory of former DSHS student Harris.
- EMILY ANNE WHITTINGTON: C. Jerry Smith Memorial Scholarship and Kiwanis Scholarship. Smith, a prominent longtime business owner in Denham Springs, was an avid supporter of the school and its athletic programs.
- CLAYTON EVAN JORDAN: Grady and Helen Hornsby Memorial Scholarship, awarded to an athlete of outstanding academic achievement and character. Grady Hornsby served as a teacher and principal, began the first DSHS 11-man football team and led the basketball team to two state titles. Helen Hornsby taught home economics and coached girls basketball.
- MACEE DELYNNE SPENCER: Chamber of Commerce Scholarship and LSU Tiger Excellence Scholars Resident Scholarship.
- MATTIE ELIZABETH GIBSON: Circle of Friends Memorial Scholarship, given in memory of 2007 senior Logan Millet and 2008 seniors Aaron Harris, Brandon Pirie and Trey Robertson. The scholarship is awarded to a senior with a love for the community and the outdoors.
- EMILY KATHERINE FLAKE: Council 6326 Catholic Youth Leadership Scholarship, Harvey L. Foster Foundation Scholarship and LSU Academic Scholars Resident Award.
- MATTHEW BYRD WHITEHEAD: A DEMCO Scholarship and the Kelton R. Whitehead Memorial Scholarship. Kelton Whitehead, a 1956 DSHS graduate, has been a lifelong supporter of the school and served on the PARDS Board of Directors for 30 years.
- HARLI LYNN CROW: Denham Springs Athletic Association “Stinger” Scholarship and a William Carey University athletic scholarship for softball.
- ELTON MICHAEL KNIGHT: A Denham Springs Athletic Association “Stinger” Scholarship.
- LUKE ANTHONY DUPLANTIS: Doug Easterbrook Memorial Scholarship.
- DANIEL LOUIS CARPENTER: Eye Center of Denham Springs Scholarship, given each year by Dr. Brandon Wax to an outstanding student in the field of science.
- CHELSEA MARIE LANGLOIS: Glenn E. Palmer Family Memorial Scholarship.
- CREG EMANUEL HARRIS: Harold A. Brown Scholarship and the Timothy May Memorial Scholarship, which is awarded to a senior with an interest in computers. May attended DSHS until his death in a car wreck during his junior year.
- KAISEY NAN-MARIE SEEGMILLER: Jadine Thurman Brown Memorial Scholarship. Brown, who taught at Southside Junior High School until her retirement in 2008, was known as a champion for those who faced adversity.
- PAITON LEANNE MORGAN: Jason Ard Educational Scholarship.
- FAITH MARIE JACKSON-NIXON: Jonathan Marinelli Memorial Scholarship.
- JACIE LAYNE ORTEGO: Kay Picou Memorial Scholarship. Picou, a 1954 graduate of DSHS, began her career in business education, became assistant principal in 1977 and remained in that position until her death in 1994.
- DRAKE COLE ARNOLD: Louisiana Tech University Outstanding Student Scholarship.
- TUWIAN TIJON STARKS: A Labette Community College athletic scholarship for basketball.
- KENYA MONE’T JAMES AND DOUGLAS RAY WALDING III: Loody Carlisle Memorial Scholarship, given by the Carlisle family. Coach Carlisle spent 20 years as a DSHS coach and principal. After his retirement, he served on the Livingston Parish School Board for 24 years.
- ASHTON WARD MARTIN: Louisiana College Academic Scholarship.
- GABRIELLE MARIE EAVES: LSU Music Premiere Scholarship.
- JEWEL EDGAR BOND IV, KRISTEN MICHELLE CHEDVILLE AND GABRIEL LEE WATTS: LSU Tiger Excellence Scholars Resident Scholarship.
- ERIN NICOLE REED: LSU Tiger Excellence Scholars Resident Scholarship and the Marilyn Hughes Scholarship from the Immaculate Conception Women’s Council.
- ALAINA ELIZABETH DI LAURA: Margaret Sorenson Memorial Scholarship. Sorenson, a graduate of DSHS and Southeastern Louisiana University, was a family and consumer science educator for over 30 years.
- BRADEN LEE-LOUIS WARR: Millsaps College academic scholarship.
- SARAH ELIZABETH CARLIN: Millsaps College Presidential Scholarship.
- MORGAN JAYDE REA: National Merit finalist and received a Tulane University Presidential Scholarship.
- DARY’EN TERRELL WILSON: New Mexico Military Institute athletic scholarship.
- ALYSON FAY COYLE: New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts Scholarship.
- TYLER CADE O’DONOGHUE: Northwestern State University Outstanding Student & President’s Honor Scholarship and a Paul Lambert Fraternal Order of Police Lodge No. 1 Scholarship.
- CAITLIN EVA-MARIE O’NEAL: Northwestern State University Presidential Scholars Award.
- ELIZABETH ANNE LEE: Academic Excellence Scholarship and choir scholarship, both from Northwestern State University.
- HUNTER JOSEPH ALLEN: Ochsner Blood Bank Scholarship.
- REBECCA MAY BOGARD: Ottawa University Indian Award.
- TAYLOR ALYSSE WILLIAMS: Our Lady of the Lake Franciscan Scholarship and a Paul Lambert Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #1 Scholarship.
- KRISTEN LEIGHANNE MOREAU: Our Lady of the Lake Presidential Scholarship.
- BRIDGETTE NICOLE ROUNDTREE: Pilot Club Scholarship, given in memory of home economics teacher Maxie Lee Dixon, English teacher Genelle Montgomery and piano teacher Omera Allen, who were active Pilot Club members. Roundtree also was recognized for having perfect attendance during her entire high school career.
- ZACHARY TYLER STUART: Rhodes College academic scholarship.
- AMBER NICOLE FERGUSON: Southeastern Louisiana University athletic scholarship for women’s track.
- LEAH BROOKE MILLER: Southeastern Louisiana University Cheerleading Scholarship and Honors Scholarship.
- ELIZABETH LANDRY: Southeastern Louisiana University Honors Scholarship.
- BRYNNE LAURA-MARIE DUGAS: Tony Dugas Memorial Scholarship. Tony Dugas, a 1956 DSHS graduate, was a lifelong supporter of the school and its athletic programs until his death in 2006.
- MEGAN LOVISA DUPLANTIS: Tulane University Legislative Scholarship.
- HALEY CLERICE FARWELL: A University of Louisiana at Lafayette Academic Excellence Tier II Scholarship.
- BAILEY ROSE LEMOINE: An academic scholarship from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.
- JEREMY ALAN LINDBERG: Distinguished Freshman Scholarship from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.
- CAROLINE DANELL MANEMANN: Academic Excellence Tier II Award from the University of Louisiana at Monroe.
- KATELYN ELYSE TRAHAN: Scholarship from the University of Louisiana at Monroe for an Academic Recognition Tier II Award.
- GABRIELLE JADE BARNETT: University of Louisiana at Monroe academic scholarship.
- ZACHARY TODD MAYO: University of Arkansas at Monticello athletic scholarship and leadership scholarship.
- ZACHARY PAUL KIMBALL: University of Mobile athletic scholarship for soccer.
- TRAVIS WADE SWAGGERTY: Academic scholarship from the University of South Alabama.
- MACY MADALYN MONK: A William Carey University athletic scholarship for softball.
In addition, Devon Shayne Cowart was recognized for his enlistment in the U.S. Navy.
The Woodmen of the World History Patriotism Awards, given to a male and female nominated by faculty and selected by the Class of 2015, went to Nathan Roy Landry and Jourdan Michelle Munson.