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Three Rivers College recognized more than 50 of its highest-performing students at its Annual Student Excellence Awards ceremony. Winners were chosen to represent each academic department and career education program, the Three Rivers external locations, honor societies, and major student organizations.

“The Student Excellence Awards are a celebration not only of academic success but of the hard work and commitment of our student body,” said Dr. Wesley Payne, President of Three Rivers College. “The success these students have achieved is not only an indication of natural ability and talent, but also their dedication to putting in the time and doing the work that makes them the standouts of Three Rivers.”

Winners from academic and career programs are chosen by that program’s leadership based on recommendations from faculty members. The leadership of each organization selects student organization, external location, and honor society award recipients.

Three Rivers College is committed to contributing to the quality of life in Southeast Missouri with quality, affordable higher education opportunities and community services that support and encourage the economic, civic, and cultural vitality of the region. For more information about college and workforce programs and upcoming events, visit


List of award recipients by hometown.

Aurora, Ill.

Ahniya Melton – History, Lady Raiders Basketball

Ava, Ill.

Daniel Vogt – Mathematics


Sabrina Rojas – Student Leadership Academy


McKenzy Green – Literature

Hailey Nelson – Communication

Cape Girardeau

Brayden Eftink – Biological Science

De Soto

Allyse Agers – Physical Science


Cassandra Dvorak-Johnson – Student Leadership Academy


Sarah Dahm – All-Missouri Scholarship, Information Technology Specialist, Student Leadership Academy

Deven Gunter – English


Joshua Kaufman – Construction Program


Joseph Pickard – Music-Instrumental


Madison Adams – Nursing-Poplar Bluff Program

Elizabeth Lacewell – Student Leadership Academy


Morgan Angel – Three Rivers – Kennett

Adrian Elvira – Student Leadership Academy


Ashlee Collins – Accounting

Benjamin Maynard – Music-Vocal


Kameron Nash – Art

Alyssa Pulliam – Student Leadership Academy


Makenzi Davis – Health/Physical Education

Landon Bruner – Student Leadership Academy

New Madrid

Kelsey Clark – Nursing-Sikeston Program

Park Hills

Jessica Hulsey – Teacher Education


Amber L’Heureux – Emergency Medical Services

Poplar Bluff

Sierra Bradley – Student Nurses Association

James Conley-Halliburton – Student Ambassador, Student Leadership Academy

Allison Goodman – Cheer Team

Lara Hafford – Student Leadership Academy

Avionna Howard – Student Leadership Academy

Ashley Louis – Student Leadership Academy

Kristy Kirby – Student Leadership Academy

Alissa Redding – Phi Theta Kappa, All-Missouri Scholarship, Student Leadership Academy

Anna Seaman-Christian – Foreign Language-Spanish

Sky Shipley – Student Leadership Academy

Kylie Southern – Psychology

Chloe Turner – Student Leadership Academy

Carson Webb – Forestry, Raiders Baseball


Michael Burchard – Criminal Justice

Allison Faries – Agriculture

Scott City

Riley Holdiness – Philosophy


Sophia Carter – Three Rivers – Sikeston

Van Buren

Corbin Dougherty – Government

Jessica Mays – Sociology, Resident Assistant

Nicole Winchester – Student Leadership Academy

Holly Young – Early Childhood Development


Katlyn Brotherton – Behavioral Health Support

Amber Simmons – Student Leadership Academy

Linda Smith – All-Missouri Academic Team, Student Leadership Academy


Aiden Steiger – Student Leadership Academy

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