Sesser-Valier High School has recognized Reid Basso, Brianna Dorris, Elijah Gunter, Kinsey Harris, Madison Kate Hollis and Savannah Staples for excellence in academics and student leadership activities.

Basso, 18, was All Conference Football, won Tony Basso Award, History Student of the Year, Brandon Dame Award. He participated in National Honor Society, EDGE, FCCLA, Youth and Government, Tatler Staff, Football and Basketball.

He is the son of Chip and Erin Basso, and plans to study Education at Rend Lake College.

Dorris, 18, is on the Honor Roll and has won the Outstanding Senior

Illinois Principal's Association Award. She was involved in National Honor Society, Outdoorsmen Club, FCCLA and Math Team.

She is the daughter of Pam Dorris and Brian Dorris, and plans to study Elementary Education at Illinois State University.

Gunter, 17, has won All Conference Football and All Conference Basketball Awards. He participated in Student Council

Youth and Government.

He is the son of Brian and Angie Gunter, and plans to study Special Education at Rend Lake College.

Harris, 18, was Outstanding Senior, Most Valuable Cheerleader and Homecoming Queen. She was President of Student Council and Vice President of National Honor Society.

She is the daughter of Alison Cross and Shane Harris, and plans to study Physical Therapy at Southern Illinois University Carbondale.

Hollis, 17, was on the High Honor Roll and was listed as Top Ten and

Outstanding Senior. She participated in Youth and Government, National Honor Society, Tatler Staff, Chorus, FCA, FCCLA, ALPHA Peer Leader, Youth Group and Spirit Club.

She is the daughter of Johnny and Jessica Hollis, and plans to study Social Work at Rend Lake College.

Staples, 17, was on the High Honor Roll and was listed as Outstanding Senior. She is a member of Youth and Government, FCCLA Vice-President, Math Team and Cheerleading.

She is the daughter of Charlotte Henry, and plans to attend University of Southern Indiana.

Graduation will be held at 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 16 at Sesser-Valier High School.

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