Salutatorian Emma Megli (l) and Valedictorian, Alexis Miniel following the PHS Graduation ceremony.

Prophetstown High School Graduation 2023 (photos/video)

Prophetstown High School held its commencement ceremony on Mosher Field on Sunday,
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Class of 2023..You ROCK !!!

Photos courtesy Jessie Otten and Nichole Olinger

Prophetstown High School held its commencement ceremony on Mosher Field on Sunday, May 28th with 37 members of the Class of 2023 receiving their diplomas from school board members Chad Abell and Susan Miniel.

PHS Principal Janet Barnhart and Dean of Students /Athletic Director Derick Cox served as hosts for the event. District Superintendent-Heidi Lensing, Valedictorian -Alexis Miniel, and Salutatorian-Emma Megli delivered brief addresses.

Alexis Miniel

Multiple honors and awards were announced to the audience during the ceremony, which had previously been awarded to the students. A few special awards were given during the graduation exercise.

Special Awards

Best of Luck in the Future!

ValedictorianAlexis Miniel

Salutatorian- Emma Megli

Good Citizenship Award Liam Johnson, Emma Megli

Emma Megli

Brian Huizenga Hustle Award- Caleb Naftzger

Post-Secondary Institution Scholarships

Central College Distinguished Scholarship – Jase Grunder, Central College Journey Scholarship – Jase Grunder, Central College Presidential Scholarship – Jase Grunder, Central College Trustee Scholarship – Jase Grunder

Educators of Beauty Scholarship – Madison Lackas

Illinois State University Academic Scholarship – Jack Minssen

“Giving slightly above average haircuts for 42 years” Congrats Class of 2023!

Sauk Scholar – Elizabeth Hinton, Alexis Miniel, Jaiden Oleson

Memorial Scholarships

Arlyn Koehler Memorial ScholarshipJenna Gibson

Brent Zaagman Memorial/Wyffles Hybrid ScholarshipLiam Johnson

Gail Goodell Memorial Scholarship Liam Johnson

Reach For the Stars Class of 2023!

Graham Memorial ScholarshipAlexis Miniel

Jess Coleman Strader ScholarshipAlexis Miniel

Tom Rogiewicz Memorial Scholarship- Emma Megli

Local Scholarships

CGH Summer Scholarship- Emma Megli

Farmers National BankEmma Megli

Best of Luck In Your Future Endeavors!

PLT CUSD #3 Union ScholarshipCaleb Naftzger, Sarii Kochevar

Prophetstown Lions ClubElizabeth Hinton, Alexis Miniel

Prophetstown Masonic Lodge Caleb Naftzger

Tampico Lions ClubAlexis Miniel, Emma Megli

WACC Student Recognition Scholarship – Alexis Miniel, Jaiden Oleson

Whiteside County Farm Bureau Foundation Scholarship- Liam Johnson

Whiteside County Farm Bureau Young Leaders Scholarship – Liam Johnson

Whiteside County 2023 Illinois Sheriff’s Association Scholarship – Jase Grunder

PLT Education Foundation Scholarships

Jenna Gibson, Jase Grunder, Elizabeth Hinton, Sarii Kochevar, Emma Megli, Alexis Miniel, Jackson Minssen, Caleb Naftzger, Jaiden Oleson, Carson Russell

Make Us Proud Class of 2023!

Donald Hill Scholarships

Madison Lackas, Liam Johnson

You Make Us Proud Class of 2023!

Now Licensed for Spraying & Fogging Mosquitoes
Follow Your Dreams class of 2023!
Teresa Bielema
Congratulations Class of 2023!
Richard Maronde and Issac Steffes
You did it! Congrats!

The following includes Portrait Pictures of the graduates, their Memories, Thank Yous, Future Plans and Awards and Honors. Presentation prepared by PLT 6-12 Campus Counselor Ida Holper

The Prophetstown High School Class Of 2023

PHS Class of 2023 in reverse alphabetical order.

You are starts in the making Class of 2023!
Best of luck on your new beginnings Class of 2023!

Watch the Graduation Ceremony Here

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