Feel Good Friday: January 7

Welcome to the first Friday of the year! Here is a roundup of some good news of the week.

Nashville Community High School announced the seniors who were named Illinois State Scholars. This list includes:

Alyssa Cole

Michael Combs

Jordan Donato

Emily Guest

Nolan Heggemeier

Hazel Konkel

Brooklyne Luessenheide

Emmerson Paszkiewicz

Caitlynn Pytlinski

Halle Rueter

Emily Schnitker

Lilly Taft

The Illinois State Scholar Program recognizes Illinois high school students for outstanding academic achievement. State Scholar designation is an honorary recognition based on a weighted system that combines class rank and SAT or ACT scores. Approximately the top 10% of Illinois high school seniors are announced as State Scholars each year.

Nashville Middle School Junior Hornettes celebrated 8th grade night on Thursday. The players included Emma Behrmann, daughter of Tiffany and Eric Behrmann; Anessa Boldrey, daughter of Tisha Hunter and Travis Boldrey; Reese Renth, daughter of Laura and Ryan Renth; Aubrey Rhine, daughter of Katie and Chad Rhine; Maliah Riechmann, daughter of Melissa and Mike Riechmann; Belle Schmale, daughter of Tifanie and Travis Schmale; and Brynn Stiegman, daughter of Deann Kania and Garrett Stiegman.

The Jr. Hornettes (19-1) have two regular season games before hosting the Class M regional on Jan. 12.

The St. Ann Saints also honored its eighth grade basketball player, Ashley Ratermann.

HSHS St. Elizabeth’s Hospital proudly welcomed its first baby of the new year. Kyrie Tatum Killion was born at the hospital in 2022 to Mallory Killion of Carlyle. He arrived at 12:06 a.m. on January 1 at St. Elizabeth’s Women and Infants Center; weighing 7 pounds 5 ounces and 20 inches long. 

Kyrie and his family were presented with a basket of gifts presented by the colleagues of the Women and Infants Center.

Photo Caption:  HSHS St. Elizabeth’s Women and Infants Center gifted Mallory Killion (left) and Kyrie Tatum Killion with a special gift basket for being the first baby born at the hospital in 2022. Also pictured is grandmother Cheryl Simmons. 

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