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Awards & Scholarships
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A number of scholarships and awards are presented to Midland students each year during May. This page contains a brief history of the awards, and the recipients of each since Midland became a full academy in 1998.
 
 

John Philip Sousa Award

This award is determined by the high school band director. First established in 1954, it is presented in recognition of superior musicianship, dependability, loyalty, and cooperation. It honors the great American composer and band director, John Philip Sousa.
 
2017 - Greg Hansen
2016 - David Lee
2015 - Megan Schlinsog
2014 - Andrew Reed
2013 - Elizabeth Schlinsog
2012 - Melissa Willer
2011 - Braden Frishman
 
2010 - Chris Fairchild
2009 - Nathan Kern
2008 - Rindy Fairchild
2007 - Thomas Whitson
2006 - Patrick Dahl
2005 - Grace Escobar
2004 - Robert Leslie
 
2003 - Trenton Russell
2002 - Travis Sisson
2001 - Michael Paradise
2000 - Mark Brown
1999 - Fawn Brown
1998 - Mike Murrill
 

National School Choral Award

This award is determined by the high shool choral director. First established in 1964, it is presented "in recognition of singular merit, achievement and ability, outstanding contributions to the success of the school vocal program, and of an unusual degree of loyalty and cooperation...”
 
2017 - Carrie Helmer
2016 - Rebecca Borne
2015 - Jeremy Janke
2014 - Alicia Whitson
2013 - Jacob Prosser
2012 - Jordan Wiles
2011 - Andrea Reed
 
2010 - Sarah Whitson
2009 - Mikey Archibeque
2008 - Alex Adams
2007 - Tracy Christian
2006 - Seth Clark
2005 - Samantha Paradise
2004 - Beckie Fairchild
 
2003 - Trenton Russell
2002 - Miriam Young
2001 - Russell Keller
2000 - Chalonda Webb
1999 - Tasha Reynolds
1998 - Stephanie Speaks

Valedictorian (High School)

This award is presented to the academy senior with the highest cumulative four-year GPA. The student is recognized for their scholastic success, and is given the honor of presenting the Valedictorian's Address on Graduation day.
 
2017 - TBD
2016 - Erin Burke &
Karina Bovee
2015- Megan Schlinsog &
Sara Pope
2014 - Brandt Hill
2013 - Elizabeth Schlinsog
2012 - Melissa Willer
2011 - Bryan Pope
2010 - Chris Fairchild
2009 - Nathan Kern  
‚Äč2008 - Rindy Fairchild
2007 - Thomas Whitson
2006 - Jacob Brassington
2005 - Samantha Paradise
2004 - Beckie Fairchild
2003 - Elizabeth Kern
2002 - Miriam Young
2001 - Amy Brown &
Andrew Kruger
2000 - Amanda Sauder
1999 - Fawn Brown
1998 - Peter McHenry &
Chris Sauder
 

Michael C. Paradise Award

This award honors Michael Paradise (class of 2001) for his leadership in demonstrating that all students should be treated equally and with respect. It recognizes the senior who best displays those qualities, and participates in a variety of extra-curricular school events.
 
2017 - TBD
2016 - Karina Bovee
2015 - Emily Resz
2014 - Brett Trana
2013 - Elizabeth Schlinsog
2012 - Melissa Willer
2011 - Jacob Trana
2010 - Chris Fairchild
2009 - Mitch Seltman
2008 - Rindy Fairchild
2007 - Owen Hansen
2006 - Seth Clark
2005 - Samantha Paradise
2004 - Beckie Fairchild
2003 - Alyssa Seltman
2002 - Travis Sisson
2001 - Michael Paradise
                                                 

Caring Heart Award

The Education division of the NAD established this award for Christian service to recognize high school students who demonstrate a personal commitment to active participatory service and witnessing activities and programs.
 
2017 - TBD
2016
- Logan Seibold
2015 - Sara Pope
2014 - Andrew Reed
2013 - Matt Zacharias
2012 - Jordan Wiles
2011 - Braden Frishman
2010 - Zach Frishman
2009 - Mikey Archibeque
2008 - RaeLea Rebarchek
2007 - Kayla Frishman
2006 - Patrick Dahl
 

Principal's Leadership Award

  This award honors a Midland senior for their leadership in high school. It was first established in 2011 by Principal Trudy Hoffman. The awards plaque reads "Celebrating those who lead at Midland Adventist Academy."
 
2017 - TBD
2016 - David Lee
2015 - Hannah O'Rear
2014 - Camille Darrell
2013 - Katie Tucker
2012 - Matt Atkinson
2011 - Kirbi Yelorda
 
 
 

Keith Vollmer Award

This award honors Mr. Keith Vollmer and his 41 years of service to Midland Adventist Academy. Presented by the Midland Alumni Association, it recognizes the students who best display the qualities that Mr. Vollmer demonstrated in his classroom day after day. It is awarded to an 8th grade graduate moving on to high school, and to a graduating senior. A youtube video presentation describing the award can be found here.
2017 - TBD
2016 - Rebecca Borne
2015 - Paige Kreiter, Jeremy Janke
2014 - Colin Craig, Kristi Tucker
2013 - Estibaliz Vazquez, Landon Frishman
2012 - Logan Seibold, Beky Pech
 
 

Noah Alexander Rexin Scholarship

This award honors the memory of Noah Rexin, son of Jonathan and Valerie Rexin and brother of Jonah. Noah was born in 1999 with multiple congenital heart defects, and passed away 11 days before his second birthday. It is awarded each year to a member of Noah's class of 2017 who strives to overcome adversity, loves life, and lives each day to bring joy and happiness to others by treating them with kindness and respect.

Beginning in 2013, the award will also be awarded to a member of the Junior class.
 
2017 - TBD
2016 - Kyle Kropf
2015 - Isaiah Courtad, Nakhi Norwood
2014 - Vicente Maldonado, Jeremy Janke
2013 - Tyler McKinney, Lexi Allen
2012 - Owen Uhrmacher
2011 - Sam Resz
 
2010 - Amy Rios
2009 - Brycen Nelson
2008 - Maci Foerderer
2007 - Krista Frishman
2006 - Jonathan Rada
2005 - Drew Hickman
                               
 

National Merit Scholar

This award recognizes students that have achieved superior scores on the PSAT/NMSQT® test. The highest-achieving students in the National Merit Scholarship Program are named as National Merit Scholars.
  • Finalists and semi-finalists are recognized for academic and extracurricular activities
  • Commended Students are named on the basis of a nationally applied Selection Index
2016 - Erin Burke - Commended
2015 - Megan Schlinsog - Commended
2014 - Alica Whitson - Commended
2010 - Chris Fairchild - Commended
2007 - Thomas Whitson - Finalist