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Annual Student Awards

The Shining Star Award recognizes a student who has set an exceptionally positive Christ-like example during the school year.


The award recognizes the high value that Shekinah places on displays of outstanding Godly character both on and off-campus. There can be many nominees because students are permitted to nominate any of their peers

who display words, attitudes and actions that have made it easier to also say and do the right thing.


The reason for nomination may have been one memorable incident or it may have been a regular pattern of behavior throughout the entire year. The award does not factor in academic, athletic, or fine arts achievement.


School staff collaborate to read the nomination forms and select a winner for each grade band.

2022 Shining Star Award Recipients
K - Owen Ramirez
1st/2nd - Jacoby Oxley 
3rd/4th - Trevor Beachy
5th/6th - Meira Botkin
7th - David Miller
8th - Noelia Wanty
9th - Elijah Yutzy
10th - Taylor Helmuth
11th - Savannah Knepp
12th - Connor Slabaugh
2021 Shining Star Award Recipients
K - N/A
1st/2nd - Mary Hudnutt
3rd/4th - Kate Helmuth
5th/6th - AJ Yoder
7th - Maggie Lyon
8th - Peyton Purdy
9th - Taylor Helmuth
10th - Savannah Knepp
11th/12th - Brooke Cooley & Andrew Yutzy
2020 Shining Star Award Recipients
K-2nd Grade - Alaya Pappas
3rd - 6th Grade - Abigail DeTelder
7-8th Grade - Allison Beachy
9-12th Grade - Alayna Schrader
2019 Shining Star Award Recipients
K-2nd Grade - Emma Kramer
3rd - 6th Grade - Ruby Gossard
7-8th Grade - Savannah Knepp
9-12th Grade - Kent Gingerich & Josh Showalter
2018 Shining Star Award Recipients
K-2nd Grade - Rebecca Eichorn
3rd-6th Grade - Peyton Purdy
7th-8th Grade - Rylee Headings
9th-12th Grade - Natalie Headings
2017 Shining Star Award Recipients
K-2nd - Elayna Beachy
3rd-6th Grade - Wyatt Helmuth
7th-8th Grade - Elijah Salierno 
9th-12th Grade - Sabrina Slabaugh