MMCRU's 2022 Valedictorian & Co-Salutatorians

Thursday, May 26, 2022
Ellie Jo Reuter

Ellie Jo Reuter

Ellie Jo Reuter, Valedictorian, is the daughter of Jerry and Kate Reuter. She has a cumulative GPA of a 4.0.

Ellieís academic achievements include: Top 5 and War Eagle Conference Recognition, KCAU Best of Class Recognition, Governorís Award/Des Moines All Academic Recognition, MMCRU Silver Cord, MMCRU 3.5+ GPA Gold Honor Cord, MMCRU ACT 30+ Recognition, Brummer-Stiles-Duncan Scholarship, Seaboard Triumph Foods Scholarship, Little Sioux Corn Processors Scholarship, Sioux County Farm Bureau Scholarship, Iowa Farm Bureau Federation Scholarship, West Iowa Bank Corp (FSB), William & Ethel Gund Scholarship, MMC Foundation Scholarship, USD Coyote Commitment Distinction Scholarship, and USD Valedictorian Scholarship.

During high school, Ellie was involved in the following: Archery (three years), Band (three years) Honor Band (two years), Band Contest (two years), Basketball (one year), Basketball Manager (three years), Class Vice President (four years), Dance (one year), Homecoming Court (one year), Honor Roll (four years), Jazz Band (one year), Large Group Speech (two years), Musical (Madrigal) (one year), NHS (three years), Pep Band (three years), Royals Impact (one year), Student Council (four years), Student Council President (one year), Top 5 (four years), Track & Field (three years), and Volleyball (four years).

Ellie will be attending the University of South Dakota, majoring in Accounting.

Brayden Chandler Dirks

Brayden Chandler Dirks

Brayden Chandler Dirks, Salutatorian, is the son of Bryan and Krista Dirks. He has a cumulative GPA of a 3.989.

Braydenís academic achievements include: Top 5 and War Eagle Conference Recognition, MMCRU Silver Cord, MMCRU 3.5+ GPA Gold Honor Cord, MMCRU ACT 30+ Recognition, LifeServe Red Cord Recognition, Marcus Action Club Scholarship, Brummer-Stiles-Duncan Scholarship, Montiford & Mary Beck Doupe Scholarship, Cherokee County 4-H Endowment Scholarship, Cherokee Regional Medical Center Kenneth Hobson Memorial Scholarship, Carroll C. Mongan Trust Scholarship, VCA Athletic Achievement Award, MMCRU Boosters Scholarship, MMCRU Area Health Professionals Scholarship, MMC Foundation Scholarship, MMC Foundation Second in Class Scholarship, Hesiman High School Scholarship (School), Dana Foundation Legacy Scholarship, NWC Kuyper Honors Program, NWC Stand Out Academic Scholarship, NWC Men's Track & Cross Country Scholarships, and NWC Presidential Scholarship.

While in high school, Brayden has been active in Baseball (three years), Basketball (four years), Choir (one year), Cross Country (four years), Foundation Representative (one year), Honor Roll (four years), Individual Speech (two years), Large Group Speech (two years), NHS (two years), Skills USA (four years), Top 5 (four years), and Track & Field (four years).

Brayden will be attending Northwestern College, majoring in Exercise Science, and participating in Cross Country and Track.

Ellie Grayce Hilbrands

Ellie Grayce Hilbrands

Ellie Grayce Hilbrands, Salutatorian, is the daughter of Dean and Becky Hilbrands. She has a cumulative GPA of a 3.989.

Ellieís academic achievements include: Top 5 and War Eagle Conference Recognition, MMCRU Silver Cord, MMCRU 3.5+ GPA Gold Honor Cord, LifeServe Red Cord Recognition, Marines Scholastic Excellence Award, Lyle Schlenger Award, Bernis Saggau Award, FCA Pillars of Character, MMCRU Faculty & Staff Scholarship, Marcus Action Club Scholarship, American Bar Association American Citizenship Award, Phil & Judy Letsche Citizenship Scholarship, Siouxland Officials Association Sportsmanship Scholarship, Marcus Lions Club Scholarship, Westmar Scholarship, American Bank Scholarship, Brummer-Stiles-Duncan Scholarship, Iowa State Bank, Hohbach Construction Scholarship of Integrity, Grace United Methodist Church Scholarship, Remsen-Union Education Association Scholarship, Christa M. Schmadeke Heitter Memorial Scholarship, Iver Johnson Family Foundation Scholarship, RU Foundation Scholarship, MMC Foundation Scholarship, MMC Foundation Third in Class Scholarship, IGHSAU Iowa Girl Award, and NWC Presidential Scholarship.

While in high school, Ellie has been active in Band (three years), Band Contest (two years), Basketball (four years), Choir (two years), Class Representative (four years), Foundation Representative (one year), Homecoming Queen (one year), Honor Roll (four years), Large Group Speech (four years), Musical (Madrigal (one year), NHS (three years), Pep Band (three years), Royals Impact (three years), SIAC (two years), School Play/Stage Crew (one year), Student Council (four years), Top 5 (four years), Track & Field (one year), and Volleyball (four years).

Ellie will be attending Northwestern College, majoring in Elementary Education, and participating in Basketball.