Allison Stephens

Rockford’s top ten academic graduates honored

June 4, 2009 // 0 Comments

In a large school district like Rockford, with 610 students in the graduating class, earning top 10 academic honors is an incredible achievement. Rockford’s top 10 students are an example of excellence for our district. If you see any of these students in the future, congratulate them on their hard work and wish them well in their future endeavors. Rockford will be proudly represented in these students as they work toward their next accomplishments. Allison Dodgers is the tenth-ranked student in the 2009 Rockford High School graduating class. With a grade-point average (GPA) of 4.527, Dodgers is the daughter of Chuck and Karen. Her favorite subjects in school include choir, literature, science and math. In addition to working hard on academics, Dodgers participated in school musicals, “Oliver” in her junior year and “Beauty and the Beast” this year, where she played Mrs. Potts. She also takes private voice lessons, does volunteer work and is active in her church youth group. Dodgers plans to major in biology and has the long-term goal of going into the medical field while remaining strongly affiliated with her church, St. Peter’s Lutheran Church Missouri Synod and becoming involved in missionary work. Sharing the rank of the eighth-highest graduating senior is Lena Sims, the daughter of Connie and Les. Sims graduated with a GPA of 4.546. The classes she found most enjoyable at RHS include physics and accounting courses. The student-athlete also competed in crew for three years. Sims is a member of the National Honor Society and is a volunteer for C-Snip. She will attend Ohio State University to study business, but has not yet decided on a business specialty. She has not made a decision on what her career will be, but it will be in the business field, perhaps in the financial world.      Trevor Holloway is the sixth-ranked RHS class of 2009 graduate. The son of Donald and Lela, Holloway graduates with a GPA of 4.570. Among Holloway’s favorite subjects are AP physics and AP chemistry. A student-athlete as well as an accomplished academic student, Holloway also participated in crew and marching band. He played in the wind ensemble band, is a National Honor Society Member, has been a Boy Scout, and is active in community […]

Rockford High School presents Allison Stephens, Example in Excellence

May 21, 2009 // 0 Comments

Great things come in little packages Allison Stephens, age 18, is the daughter of Maureen and Robert Stephens and sister to Kelly Stephens, Michael and Colleen Hastings, and Timothy and Molly Matusak. Allison was chosen as Rockford High School’s Example in Excellence for qualities of introspection, honesty, compassion, and open-mindedness. She exhibits these qualities in her many extracurricular activities such as coordinating blood drives, coaching for Special Olympics, working on the Rockford Relay For Life as a team captain, as well as volunteering for Elves and More and Migrant Head Start. In school,  Allison is the president of Youth Initiative, a Student Council officer, a National Honor Society member, and a student guide. Staff at school describe Allison as “always positive and upbeat. Allison is willing to make sacrifices for others and is committed to fulfilling her potential.” Allison’s motivation comes from having a sincere desire to better the people in her life, her school, and her community, and this makes her an Example in Excellence. Her family, friends, faith and education are all important to this generous student. Rockford High School staff is proud to recognize Allison as an Example in Excellence.