The Chesterton High
School Music Department hosted their end of the year Music Awards Program at
the school on Tuesday, May 27. Awards were given to music students during
the ceremony by directors Vince Arizzi, orchestra. Kristin Morris, choral,
and Lisa Scheiber, auxiliary. Michael Scheiber, band director, was unable to
Graduate plaques were awarded to Joshua DeVries, National School Orchestra
Award; Oscar Rodriguez, National School Choral Award; Kristina Carr, Woody
Herman Jazz Award and Jennifer Cedarstaff, J. P. Sousa Award.
Scholarships were awarded to Joshua DeVries, who was honored with both the
Hibbets Memorial Scholarship and the Castronovo Memorial Scholarship.
Achievement plaques were awarded to the following:
Band (2400 Points):
Points): Amethyst Szubryt
Points): Alexis Gains and Amanda Gillespie
Points): Gena Banta-Long, Wendy Banta-Long, Abigail Canright, Addison
Dempsay and Joshua DeVries.
Band (1600 Points):
Autumn Friday, Arianna Hall, Rowan Holsen, Olivia Kaiser, Michael Lipinski,
Xavier Loving, Jackson Lucken, Nathan Poczekay, Robert Rosenau, Hayley Sabol,
Laura Stepanovich, Garrett Swanson and Jaynellen Waelde.
Points): Zachary Bozanic, Elizabeth Chandler, Lindsey Curdes, Jessica
Huseman, Brian Lesnick, Jillian Malecki, Abygail Matthys, Payton Norlington,
Oscar Rodriguez, Matthew Rotundo and Amanda Waltz.
Points): Teagan Bowen, Hayley Hardesty, Skylar McElheny, Emily Mellin, Alisa
Ordziejewski, Abigail Vallangeon and Abby Layne Wright.
Points): Adriene Church, Addison Dempsay, Ryan Dempsay, Nathan Dickinson,
Bridget Donnelly, Nicholas Friel, Allison Granat, Logan Haussman,
Christopher Maatouk, Emily Mellin, Kayla Michaels, Autumn Miller, Evelyn
Miller, Courtney O’Keefe, Alisyn Ostrom and Rachel Vogie.
Band (800 Points):
Kathryn Ausema , Diva Bridegroom , Emily Cernick, Isabelle Chandler ,
Nicholas DeHenes, Ashley Dennis , Jacob Espinoza, Riley Franklin, Alysa
Garriott, Matthew Hampton, Hailey Hickey, Loren Hodgkiss, Samantha Johnson,
Curtis Jones, Jackson Lucken, Nathan McCall, Spencer Ostrega , Frederic
Owens, III, Panayioti Panayi, Joel Peterson, Thomas Pratt, Zachary Royko,
Joseph Sabol IV, Joseph Stento, Collin St. Mary, Damien Thomas and Donna
Choir (750 Points):
Diva Bridegroom, Julissa Busch, Ashley Castillo, Adriene Church, Tanner
Fowler, Jordon Genetski, Veronika Giles, Megan Green, Sereen Haddadin,
Jennifer Haggerty, Megan Heslin, Hayley Krieter, Kirsten Leouses, Angelica
Lopez, Kayla Ludington, Natalie Mayersky, Jacob Merryman, Kara Miecznikowski,
Leiandra Nelson, Sean Puent, George Romero, Andrew Roth, Emma Stricker,
Bethany Van Drie, Jacob Williger, Ellyn Winski and Courtland Wood.
Points): Sariah Brimberry, Brittney Kress, Nicole Lubarski, Valerie Valerio
and Alexi VanderVinne.
Points): Cassie Ambler, Elizabeth Anton, Alyssa Breese, Carter Brunt,
Tabitha Chartos, Collin Cook, Lauren Fazekas, Chyanne Holth, Joseph Horn,
Natalie Iatarola, Britta Johnson, Elena Levi, Mitchell Miloshoff, Alyssa
Packer, Amanda Packer, Allison Stolz, Marissa Sullivan and Alden Wright.
Ashley Fazekas, was named Most Improved Freshman; Tahirah Weems and Chyanne
Holth, Most Improved Sophomore; Emily Hamady, Most Improved Junior; Alyssa
Huckaby, Most Improved Senior; Autumn Miller, Outstanding Attitude; Rebecca
Lohse, Outstanding Contribution, Intermediate Orchestra; Jennifer Cedarstaff,
Outstanding Contribution, Winds, Brass, Percussion; and Addison Dempsay,
Outstanding Contribution, Advanced Orchestra.
Achievement award certificates were awarded for the following areas:
Orchestra: Alisha Dziarski
Youth Symphony: Kathryn Ausema, Alisha Dziarski, Elena Levi, Robert Maletta
II and Emily Mellin.
Symphony: Joshua De Vries
Superior Solo: Wendy Banta-Long, Addison Dempsay, Elena Levi, Datin Ringas
and Elizabeth Zehner.
Superior Ensemble: Gina Dalrymple, Addison Dempsay, Ryan Dempsay, Lauren
Fazekas, Elena Levi, Autumn Miller, Rachel Vogie and Keagan Wong.
Joshua DeVries, Nathan Dickinson, Alisha Dziarski, Kayla Michaels and Rachel
Delaney Wright and
Trevor Webb, were named Most Improved Freshman; Natalie Mayersky and Emma
Stricker, Most Improved Sophomore; Courtland Wood and Audrey Stelzer, Most
Improved Junior; Abygail Matthys and Benjamin Westergren, Most Improved
Senior; Malika Virk, Outstanding Contribution Drifters; Brian Lesnick,
Outstanding Contribution Sandpipers; Bethany Van Drie, Outstanding
Contribution Camerata; Julissa Busch, Outstanding Contribution Concert
Choir; Nickole Fentress, Outstanding Contribution Treble Choir; Matthew
Rotundo and Amethyst Szubryt, Outstanding Contribution Show Choir; Payton
Norlington and Elizabeth Chandler, Mental Attitude Show Choir and Michael
Lipinski, Outstanding Contribution Show Choir Band.
Achievment certificates were awarded for the following:
Superior Solo: Jordon Genetski, Rebecca Schmiegel, Amethyst Szubryt and
Bethany Van Drie.
Superior Ensemble: Anna Reyes, Rebecca Schmiegel and Bethany Van Drie.
Adriene Church, Cody Hammonds, Jessica Huseman, Jillian Malecki , Kara
Miecznikowski, Payton Norlington, Oscar Rodriguez, Emma Stricker and Bethany
Brian Lesnick, Abygail Matthys and Malika Virk.
and Lisa Wratten, were named Most Improved Freshman; Damien Thomas, Most
Improved Sophomore; Rowan Holsen, Most Improved Junior; Xavier Loving and
Edward Kaczmarek, Most Improved Senior; Izabelle Galvin Ellis, Most Improved
Winter Guard; Natalie Stemler, Outstanding Contribution, Winter Guard;
Elizabeth Goysich and Brittany Tanner, Outstanding Mental Attitude, Winter
Guard; Lauren Fazekas, Outstanding Contribution, Pep Band; Michael Lipinski,
Most Improved Jazz Musician; Jared Horvath, Outstanding Contribution Jazz
Band; Logan Vermillion and Devin Moser, Outstanding Contribution Symphonic
Band and Jennifer Cedarstaff, Outstanding Contribution Wind Ensemble.
Achievment certificates were awarded for the following:ISSMA State Superior
Solo: Kathryn Ausema, Jennifer Cedarstaff, Frederic Owens III, Joel
Peterson, Nathan Poczekay, Joseph Sabol IV and Laura Stepanovich (x2).
IMEA Honor Band:
Kathryn Ausema and Robert Maletta II.
Certificates (3+ years in program) were presented to:
Carr, Jennifer Cedarstaff, Justice Eiden, Edward Kaczmarek, Xavier Loving,
Erin McNicholas, Hayley Sabol, Logan Vermillion and Jaynellen Waelde.
Bozanic, Julissa Busch, Ashley Castillo, Elizabeth Chandler, Adriene Church,
Lindsey Curdes, Nickole Fentress, Jessica Huseman, Brian Lesnick, Kayla
Ludington, Jillian Malecki, Abygail Matthys, Payton Norlington, Oscar
Rodriguez, Matthew Rotundo, Gretchen Sutton, Amethyst Szubryt, Malika Virk,
Amanda Waltz, Benjamin Westergren and Kendall Wright.
Gaines, Amanda Gillespie, Elizabeth Goysich, Brittney Kress, Brittany
Albert, Gena Banta-Long, Wendy Banta-Long, Abigail Canright, Adriene Church,
Kamila Czebotar, Addison Dempsay, Joshua DeVries, Nathan Dickinson, Sarah
Duron, Dalia Erkman, Lesley Friday, Nicholas Friel, Allison Granat, Alyssa
Huckaby, Matthew Keator, Christopher Maatouk, Autumn Miller, Benjamin Moy,
Courtney O’Keefe, Alisyn Ostrom and Matthew Petrovich.
New Member patches
were given to all students who have just completed their first year in an
Jazz Band: Jacob
Barnes, James Bonnema, III, Loren Hodgkiss, Jared Horvath, Jackson Lucken
and Devin Moser.
Pep Band: Jacob
Barnes, James Bonnema, III, Madison Comfort, Andrew Delich, Annabelle Engel,
Jacob Espinoza, Lauren Fazekas , Riley Franklin , James Hawley, Allison
Henry, Samuel Kravitz, Hannah Maluvac, Elissa McNicholas, Kaylee Mullins,
Alaina Patterson, Joseph Sabol, IV, Kylie Sabol and Lisa Wratten.
Benoit, Darian Charo, Ashley Clemento, Alexandra Forsberg, Doria
Fredrickson, Ashley Galateanu, Ashley Heilmann, Alessandrina Hoffman,
Samantha Kubacki, Madeline Leinweber, Cheyenne Montes-Atchison, Delaney
Nava, Hayley O'Keefe, Julia Pena, Madison Peretin, Anna Reyes, Melanie
Sakeleris, Talia Sierra and Delaney Wright
Bridegroom, Lindsey Curdes, Lauren Gilbertsen, Jennifer Haggerty, Wyatt Lee,
Zachary Nelson, Kyle Paliga, Nathaniel Sorenson , Amanda Waltz, Trevor Webb,
Ellyn Winski and Kendall Wright.