Christopher High School has recognized Emily Burkitt, Hayden Fasig, Autumn Gunter, Sophi Johnson, Rachel Miller and Hunter Tasky for academic excellence.

Burkitt, 17, is Black Diamond Most Valuable Player, Black Diamond Conference team captain, Southern Illinois Coaches' Association All South Volleyball member, track state qualifier, varsity volleyball regional and conference champion and varsity track sectional champion. She is a member of National Honor Society, student council, class float and prom committees.

The daughter of David and Brenda Burkitt of Mulkeytown, she plans to study at John A. Logan College.

Fasig, 18, received Worldwide Youth in Science and Engineering awards including state sixth place in engineering graphics and second place team in 2014, sectional first place team 2012-2014) and second in engineering graphics 2014 and 2015, regional first place team 2012-2015 and first in engineering graphics (2015), second in computer science (2014) and third in computer science (2013). He is a member of Scholar Bowl and yearbook staff.

The son of Amy Fasig and Shawn Fasig of Christopher, he plans to study aerospace engineering at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.

Gunter, 18, is an Illinois State Scholar, captain of the Black Diamond West Conference (Varsity Girls Basketball 2014 to 2015); made All-State Third Team (Varsity Girls Basketball 2014 to 2015), All-State Honorable Mention (Varsity Girls Basketball 2013 to 2014), All-South (Varsity Girls Basketball 2013 to 2015), All-Conference First Team Black Diamond West Conference (Varsity Girls Basketball 2013 to 2015), and All-Conference Second Team Black Diamond West Conference (Varsity Girls Basketball 2012 to 2013). She is National Honor Society vice president; student council secretary 2014 to 2015, vice president 2015 to 2016; and on Varsity Basketball Team 2012 to 2016.

The daughter of Thomas and Robin Gunter of Christopher, she plans to study athletic training at Coffeyville Community College.

Johnson, 17, is National Honor Society secretary, on the Youth Advisory Council, volleyball regional and conference champion, received varsity letters for volleyball and softball, and was homecoming attendant. She is a member of student council, volleyball team, Little Lady Cats Volleyball Camp and class float committees.

The daughter of Bobby Johnson of Valier and Julie Hoppers of Christopher, she plans to study nursing at Rend Lake College.

Miller, 18, placed second in state WYSE competition, is an Illinois State Scholar, student council treasurer, National Honor Society president, class president, 4-H Achievement Member, 4-H Club president, National 4-H Conference nominee, Speaking for Illinois Team delegate and Federation Team president, and named to Rend Lake College President’s List. She is a member of equestrian drill team, yearbook staff, math team, 4-H Club, and Federation Club

The daughter of Lisa Gariepy and Mark Miller of Benton, she plans to study neuroscience at St. Louis University.

Tasky, 18, is a National Honor Society member, on Vice-President's List at Rend Lake College and received Varsity Softball Letter. She is a member of the float committees, yearbook, prom committee, varsity softball team, basketball film crew and volleyball bookkeeper.

The daughter of Shane and Tara Tasky of Mulkeytown, she plans to study nursing at Rend Lake College.

Commencement will be in at 2 p.m. May 22, in the high school gymnasium.

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