The Newcomerstown Music Boosters hosted the annual NHS Band Awards ceremony at Cy Young Park in Newcomerstown May 16. Following a cookout and potluck dinner, Karen Little, director, presented the following awards:
One-year awards -- Ashley Bilwalk, Emily Davis, Alex Ham, Rachel Hendricks, Logan Hendricks, Darian Hupp, Mathew Hursey, Alex Nay, Carter Parks, Clayton Rhodes, Uniqua Russell-Barthalow, Kim Thompson;
Two-year awards -- James Blankenship, Amber Emler, Charise Fultz, David Marburger, Brittany Mayhew, Brooke Norman, Katelin Stringer;
Three-year awards -- Lexi Filby, Kelsey Gardner, Shawna Lawrence, Justin Moulton, Tia Sims;
Four-year awards -- Michael Amore, Johnna Grewell, Cassie Schilling, Mikki Wise;
Five-year awards -- Kristen Fenton, Megan Kovach, Brandon Menefee, John Machan, Erica Miller, Ashley Perry.
Pep Band awards
Perfect Attendance -- Johnna Grewell, Shawna Lawrence, Cassie Schilling, Alex Nay;
Excellent Attendance -- Payton Blankenship, Amber Emler, Lexi Filby, Megan Kovach, Brittany Mayhew, Brandon Menefee, Justin Moulton, David Marburger, Brooke Norman, Clayton Rhodes, Katelin Stringer, Kim Thompson.
2009-2010 Band President Award -- Ashley Perry
Director's Choice Award
Outstanding Eighth Grader -- Alex Nay
Outstanding Freshman --Amber Emler
Outstanding Sophomore --Charise Fultz
Outstanding Junior -- Johnna Grewell, Cassie Schilling
Outstanding Senior -- John Machan
Marine Corp Award -- John Machan
John Phillips Sousa Award --Ashley Perry
Band Member's Choice Awards
Most Musical -- Lexi Filby
Best Section Leaders -- Michael Amore, Johnna Grewell
Most Improved Band Member -- Kim Thompson
Most Responsible -- Ashley Perry
Outstanding Overall Band Members -- Megan Kovach, Johnna Grewell
Space Cadet -- Carter Parks
Band President 2010-2011 -- Johnna Grewell
Tiffany Shaw, auxillary instructor, presented awards to Kristen Fenton, majorette, and Flag Corps' Kaydi Dodd (Most Dependable), Emily Dulaney, Jamie Clegg and Lanee Thornsley.
On behalf of the Newcomerstown Music Boosters, Ashley Perry, band president, along with fellow senior band members, Kristen Fenton, Megan Kovach and John Machan presented orange and black Longaberger baskets to Beth Machan, outgoing booster president, and Debbie Kovach, outgoing booster treasurer, for their many years of service and dedication to the organization.