Maryville High School honored its top juniors and seniors at the annual Scholars Banquet, held Wednesday night at the Airport Hilton.
Maryville recognized 25 Senior Scholars and 21 Junior Scholars this year for maintaining high grades while taking rigorous college preparatory classes.
Jacob Wall received a $25,000 Lamar Alexander Scholarship, and Marissa Hastings received the $15,000 scholarship.
Three other scholarship nominees received $1,000 each — Christian Markham, Aaron Klingensmith and Henley Sartin.
The scholarships recognize students’ service, leadership and extracurricular activities as well as academic achievement.
Wall, an AP Scholar with Distinction, was captain of the football team his senior year. He co-founded Tackles and Catches for Cancer to raise money for St. Jude Children’s Hospital Wall has also served as a club officer for the National Honor Society and Mu Alpha Theta Math Honor Society.
Hastings, a National Merit Commended Scholar, is a senior member of the Appalachian Ballet Company. She’s on the school’s track and field team and has held offices in the National Honor Society and French Honor Society.
Maryville High faculty members vote on recipients for the scholarships, administered by the Maryville City Schools Foundation.
Funding comes through an endowment created by a grant from the Lockheed Martin Charitable Award Fund.