During the Honors Night program, Erich was recognized as September
Senior-of-the-Month, received a Top Ten student award, and was
recognized as a Prairie State Scholar and an Illinois State Scholar.
He received a Rotary Club Scholarship, the Ryman-Fuiten Memorial
Scholarship, the David Cates Memorial Scholarship and the DAR Good
Citizen Award. Erich was also named the Outstanding Student in
Physics and Physical Education and received the Senior Mathematics
Award and the Outstanding English IV Award.
A high honor roll
student, Erich is active in student council and National Honor
Society. He was an award winner in Worldwide Youth in Science and
Engineering, advancing as a state qualifier in chemistry. He also
participated in Science Olympiad, winning first place in fossils at
the state competition at Southern Illinois University in
Edwardsville. He has been an active member of the Spirit Squad, Prom
Committee, Spanish Club and Yearbook Committee. During high school
he has been named Student-of-the-Year in United States History,
Chemistry, and Foods and Nutrition.
Erich was elected sophomore class president and currently serves
as senior class president. He earned a varsity letter in baseball in
both 10th and 11th grades.
In the community Erich is a member of Boy Scouts of America Troop
1122. He is an Eagle Scout and a member of the Order of the Arrow
brotherhood. He twice successfully completed Philmont, the high
adventure camp in New Mexico, and served as crew leader there
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Erich has been employed as a detasseler and also worked in
maintenance for the Mount Pulaski school district the last two
Erich plans to attend the University of Illinois.
The Senior-of-the-Year program is sponsored by
Johnson's Food Center of Mount Pulaski and Mount Pulaski Pharmacy.
The honoree receives a $1,000 savings bond from the sponsors.
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