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inside: graduates from area schools By Laura Camper
Community Foundation hands out $62,000 in scholarships
liamson, vice president of advancement. The scholarships are started by donors. Some are firstname.lastname@example.org reserved for students from a particular high Kristin Teague is honored to be one of 19 school, for a student in a particular major or recipients of scholarships awarded by the even a member of a particular church. Community Foundation of Northeast AlaThe particular scholarships that are awardbama, but even more excited to be a recipied from year to year can change. This year, the ent of the Whitney Laine Gallahar Memorial foundation awarded nine scholarships and Scholarship. renewed 10, a total of $62,500. “It was pretty important for me to get it,” “It speaks so much of the donors to continTeague said. “I didn’t care if I got any other ue to fund these scholarships and, hopefully, scholarship. I just wanted that one.” they’ll (the students) return to the community Gallahar was a 2006 graduate of Ohatchee to live and raise their family,” Williamson said. High School who died on Memorial Day just The scholarships are also important for the a year after her graduation. Her parents and students. Many rely on scholarships to make brother, Ricky, Donna and Blake Gallahar, and their educations affordable. grandparents, Travis and Gayle Reaves, creTyler Hubbard, a senior at White Plains ated the scholarship, Gallahar’s friends, class- High School, plans to attend the University of mates and co-workers bolstered it with their Alabama-Birmingham to study pre-medicine. donations. “I’ve wanted to go to UAB as long as I can Although she never told the scholarship remember,” Hubbard said. “I knew they were administrators at the foundation, Teague knew the best medical school around here. … I have and admired Gallahar. Gallahar, a softball and to go to school for 12 years, so every little bit of volleyball player, befriended Teague through money I can get helps.” sports. Teague remained close with the family No matter the reason the donor created the even after Gallahar’s death, and is now dating scholarships, the goal is the same: an investGallahar’s brother. ment in the future of the county. “I never saw her in a bad mood,” Teague “We are growing our future investing in said. “She was a huge role model for people these students and their education,” Williamwhen we were smaller in younger grades.” son said. The $2,500 memorial scholarship that Those students, she said, can bring the skills Gallahar’s family created allows their daughter they learn back to the area and become the to live on in this legacy. Whitney, who attended doctors, nurses, teachers and business people the University of Alabama, was never able to for the next generation. finish her education, but the students who are Students can find a list of the available awarded the scholarship can fulfill that dream scholarships on the foundation website at for themselves. http://yourcommunityfirst.org. That is just one of the scholarships the Contact staff writer Laura Camper at 256foundation awards each year, said Susan Wil235-3545.
2010 scholarship winners Madison Kaitlyn Monday Saks High School; Nathan Sparks Memorial Scholarship; Plans to attend Jacksonville State University
Justin Tyler Robinson Oxford High School; Melanie and Todd Edmondson Scholarship; Plans to attend Huntingdon College
Kristin Teague Ohatchee High School Whitney Laine Gallahar Memorial Scholarship; Plans to attend Jacksonville State University;
Brittnay Bradford Anniston High School; Reverend John Nettles Memorial Scholarship, Cleve Holloway Memorial Scholarship, Dr. Clarence and Juanita Harris Jairrels Scholarship; Plans to attend University of Alabama
Savannah Mellon Oxford High School; Melanie and Todd Edmondson Memorial Scholarship; Plans to attend University of Alabama-Birmingham
Taneika Weaver Anniston High School; Leslie and Mary Ella Scales Scholarship; Plans to attend Auburn University
Tyler Hubbard White Plains High School; Mary Katherine Williamson Memorial Scholarship; Plans to attend the University of Alabama-Birmingham
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Oxford High School students Savannah Mellon and Justin Tyler Robinson are two recipients of the Melanie and Todd Edmondson Scholarship. Mellon plans to attend UAB, while Robinson plans to attend Huntingdon.
Alexandria High School; Harry M. and Edel Y. Ayers Scholarship Fund; Plans to attend Jacksonville State University
Jacob Johnson Fort Payne High School; Harry M. and Edel Y. Ayers Scholarship Fund; Plans to attend Jacksonville State University
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graduation 2010 inside Alabama School f/t Blind . . 16 Alabama School f/t Deaf. . . . 9 Alexandria. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Anniston. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16 Cedar Bluff . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Cherokee County. . . . . . . . . . 6 Clay County. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Cleburne County. . . . . . . . . . 19 Donoho. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5 Faith Christian. . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Handley. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Helen Keller School. . . . . . . 12 Homeschool graduates. . . . 12
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Jacksonville . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Jacksonville Christian. . . . . . 5 Lincoln. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Lineville. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Munford. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Ohatchee. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Oxford. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 Pell City . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Piedmont. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Pleasant Valley. . . . . . . . . . . 19 Ranburne. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Randolph County . . . . . . . . . . 7 Sacred Heart. . . . . . . . . . . . .14
Saks. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Sand Rock. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Spring Garden. . . . . . . . . . . . .6 Talladega. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Talladega County Central. . 16 Trinity Christian. . . . . . . . . . . 12 Victory Christian. . . . . . . . . . . 7 Wadley. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Weaver . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Wellborn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 White Plains. . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Winterboro . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Woodland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
jacksonville High School No. of graduates: 117 Valedictorian: Eleanor Kinzie Godbey Salutatorian: Tyler Dale Cunningham Jacksonville High School will hold commencement exercises for 117 seniors at 8 p.m. Friday at the stadium. Baccalaureate services will be 7 p.m. Tuesday at Jacksonville First United Methodist Church. The Rev. John Simmons will speak. Valedictorian is Eleanor Kinzie Godbey. She is the daughter of Jess and Caroline Godbey of Jacksonville and the granddaughter of Jessie and Etta Lou Godbey of Jacksonville and Jack and Laura Kinzie of Savannah, Ga. Godbey was a member of the National Honor Society, Mu Alpha Theta, godbey received the Young Citizen Award, was the tennis sectional champion-4th seed (2009), received the state Tennis Sportsmanship Award, was an Alabama Youth Leadership Program delegate, editor of the school newspaper, member of the Key Club, Knitting Guild member of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, Millsaps College International Business Advantage Program participant, played varsity tennis and was a member of the band. She plans to attend The College of Wooster in Ohio, on a Wooster College Scholar Award, and focus on the humani-
ties in college, study abroad, and attend graduate school. Salutatorian is Tyler Dale Cunningham. He is the son of David and Brenda Cunningham of Jacksonville and the grandson of Betty Wickham of Frederick, Md. Cunningham was a member of the All County Soccer Team (MVP), National Honor Society, Mu Alpha Theta and Key cunningham Club. He plans to attend Itawamba Community College on a soccer scholarship and major in engineering and one day become a professional soccer player.
Candidates for graduation A-E Yaasameen Safaa Al-Hamdani, Caitlin Michelle Barnard, Morgan Louis Bellin, Nicholas Walker Bethea, Anthony Turner Bowden, Colby Blain Bryant, Kenneth Luther Burton Jr., Meagan Elizabeth Cabrer, Jesse Lee Campbell, Katherine Taylor Casey, Susan Grace Catrett, Shantel Nichelah Christian, Shelby Raelyn Coffman, Victoria Eden Coger, Leroy Jervon Cowden, Zachary John Cruse, Tyler Dale Cunningham, Patrick Micheal William
Daugherty, Devonte’ Lamar Davis, Furman Darnell DeArman, Destiny DeNay Deramus, Caleb Micah Donner, Colby Booth Donner, Morgan Ashton Drummond, Torsten Alexander Dryden, Travis Jerome Dunn Jr., Landon Taylor East, Deonte’ Lamon Elston
F-M Victoria Morgan Forrester, Ryan Murphy Fussner, Micah James Gaines, Tristan Cryle Garmon, Riche Chenelle George, DeVakeius Gercarr Gilbert, Eleanor Kinzie Godbey, James Hunter Green, Maci Olivia Hall, Tavoris Quentrez Hall, Jordan Alexandra Harper, Kamie Noel Harrell, Hillary Marie Henderson, Kiara Breona Holifield, Mark David Hunter, Lauren JoAnne Ingram, Kattie Michelle Jackson, Kayla Simone Keith, Samantha Lynn Kelly, Laura Kate Koss, Heather Amber Nicole Denise Leck, Kelly Robert Lewis, Nichelle Marie Lopez, Brandon Lee Mahieu, Ethan Brett Maske, Danielle Elizabeth Maxwell, Micah Kevyon Maxwell, Elisabeth Ann Mayes, Priscilla Brittney McCurdy, Sasha Rae McCurry, Cassie Marie McGowan, Joshua Caleb Morrison
N-S Caroline Morgan Neisler, Andrew Knox Newell, Trevor Allen David O’Day, Taylor Lenelle Palmer, Bethany Denae Parish, Jackson Wiley Pearson, Anthony
Michael Pruitt, Nicholas William Quinn, Robert Allen Quinn Jr., Darius James Redwine, Shelby Dawn Reel, Elizabeth Camilla Reese, Marisa Monae Rimpsey, Katelynn Leigh Romines, Montia Delaine Royster, Stefanie Marie Russell, Samuel Malachi Sawyer, Zachary James Shadoan, Brittany Nicole Sheets, Jefferson Logan Shelton, Micah Aaron Shelvin, Halimeh Mohammed Shubair, Javion Ottis-Denzel Siders, Jean Montgomery Slaght, KeAndrea Shanea Slaton, Jacob Neal Eldemire Smith, Joshua Cody Smith, Katelyn Grace Smith, Megan Rachelle Snider, Clancy Madison Spears, Alison Ray Speer, Charles William Speer, Raven Gabrielle Spence, Meghan Danielle Stein, William Andrew Strickland
T-Z Adam Scott Taylor, Rainey Briana Taylor, Joseph Anthony Thompson, William James Thompson, William Christopher Todd, William Samuel Tomlinson, Matthew Thomas Ulrich, Jordan Alexander Vanderbleek, Kirsten Alexandrea Vaughn, Kayla Shanelle Ware, Douglas Kyle Warmack, Erika Dawn Warner, Stephen Ross Waters, Gregory Noah Whaley, Jack Boozer Whaley, Alina Anne Wilhelm, Brittany Nicole Williams, DeAundre’ Lamone Williams, Lucy McConnell Williams, Joshua Ryan Willis, Randy Wayne Wood Jr. and Joshua Trey Wyatt.
weaver High School No. of graduates: 73 Valedictorian: Rebecca Romine Salutatorian: Amanda Hanck Historian: Chelsea Lloyd Weaver High School will hold commencement exercises for 73 seniors at 6 p.m. Thursday at the stadium. Baccalaureate services will be today at 8 a.m. at Weaver Congregational Methodist Church. Valedictorian is Rebecca Romine. She is the daughter of John and Angie Wright of Weaver and Stoney Romine of Jacksonville and the granddaughter of Ray and Jean Wise of Weaver, Betty Smith of Jacksonville, and Flora and Preston Wright of Fruithurst. Romine’s awards and romine honors include: First Place Individual Algebra 3 Award during Calhoun County Math Tournament, Academic Letters and Bars for six years, various honor bands, Senior Class President, Band President, and she was chosen “Most Likely to Succeed” (for six years). She was a member of SGA, FBLA, Key Club, Tri-M, National Honor Society, National Society of High School Scholars, Math Team, Scholar’s Bowl, Big Brothers Big Sisters, the marching and concert band (Mallet Percussion Section Leader), Etowah Youth Symphonic Wind Ensemble and the Etowah Youth Symphony Orchestra. She plans to attend Jacksonville State
University on a Faculty Scholarship, Valedictorian Scholarship and County Math Tournament Scholarship and major in nursing and pursue a master’s degree in nursing and specialize in pediatric or neonatal nursing. Salutatorian is Amanda Hanck. She is the daughter of Nancy and Eric Hanck of Weaver and the granddaughter of Barbara and Walter Hanck of Homestead, Fla. Hanck received Academic Letters and Academic Bars, various class awards, fourth place out of 32 at a Spanish compehanck tition (8th grade), was a member of the Scholar’s Bowl, Math Team, and secretary of the National Honor Society. She plans to attend Gadsden State Community College on an Honors Scholarship and pursue a career as an electronic engineer. Historian is Chelsea Lloyd. She is the daughter of Leigh Lloyd of Weaver and the granddaughter of Marie Hollingsworth of Weaver. Lloyd received Academic Letters for six years, was a member of Alabama All-State Chorus for three years, National Honor Society, choir (soprano section leader), FBLA (president), SGA (class treasurer),
Tri-M Music Honor Society (historian), FCS (vice president), FTA, Math Team, Scholar’s Bowl Team, honor choirs, and was Senior Class Treasurer. She plans to attend Jacksonville State University on a Faculty Scholarlloyd ship and a JSU Choral Scholarship to study chemistry and later attend Auburn University to pursue a degree in pharmacy.
Candidates for graduation
John Tyler Hall, Amanda Lynn Hanck, Ashley Elizabeth Hanck, Daniel Alexander Harrington, Jakarvis Kyree Houston, Joshua Martus Jackson, Ashley Brooke Jennings, Clayton Carl Kelley Jr., Chelsea Megan Lloyd, Stephanie Margarita Lopez, Haley Nicole Lynch, Austin Kirk Maxwell, Marquis Deontae McKinney, Michael Stephen Miller, Stephen Michael Miller, Gabrielle Ann Molino, Michael David Morrow, Halie Leann Mulkey, Kara Danielle Mullinax, Kyle Wayne Newton, Lacey Nicole Ogden, Johnnie Duane Oliver, Joseph Dwight Owen
Ryan Patrick Partner, Matthew Stephen Penland, Alicia Jena’ Pigue, Shandrica Samantha Ann Barclay, Samantha Lea Montrell Pulliam, Katherine Michelle Barnhart, Jeremy Michael Beck, Michael Reese, Rebecca Jean Romine, Jeremy MarAnthony Bott, Jamahl D’Juan Bradford, cus Shepherd, Derek Chase Skelton, Jesse Damarious Travon Brewster, Amber Marie Jordan Skinner, Ketti Lynn Skovron, DeAnBrown, Brittany Brianna Brown, William thony Marsalis Smith, Jarod Hoyt Smith, Dalton Brown, Aaron Joel Buse, Jacob Jazmine Marche’ Smith, Rebeka Shay Ryan Chilton, Casey Shaye Crumley, David Steward, Brandon Edward Stiles, Jennifer Lee Crunkilton Jr., Quindarius Deonte’ Lynn Terhune, Angelica Shenae Tucker, Dade, James Cody Daly, Jesse Thomas Tiffany Brook Usrey, Jason Andrew Walker, Elmore, Darla Jolene Estes, Tyler Scott Brittany Nicole Williams, Paul Gary WilFreeman, Nathan Riley Fulmer, Nicholas liams, Rocquel De’Anna Williams, Jacob Emory Gerowski, Hayden Mark Getto, Craig Wilson, Keeleigh Marissa Wine, Cesar Emmanuel Gonzalez, Jacob Adam Destiny Dawn Winters and Brittany Sheree Young. Green, Shauntara Benes Green
woodland High School No. of graduates: 61 Valedictorian: Riley Murphy Salutatorian: Courtney Rebecca Strain Historian: Morgan Elizabeth Edwards Woodland High School held commencement exercises on May 21 for 61 seniors at Warren Sewell Field. Baccalaureate services were May 16 at Mount Carmel Church of Christ. Valedictorian is Riley Murphy. He is the son of Ricky and Paula Murphy of Woodland and the grandson of Paul and Judy Brown and Billy and Linda Murphy, all of Woodland. Murphy murphy received the HOBY 100 Hour Service Challenge award, was a Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership Seminar Alumni staff member, president of the Student Council, team captain of the varsity football, basketball and baseball teams, was an Alabama Student Ambassador Against Tobacco, a member of Who’s Who Among Outstanding High School Students, was an FFA student advisor, president of the
Beta Club his senior year and vice president in grades 9-11, a member of Mu Alpha Theta, TRUTH Club, FCA, and 4-H (regional council member). He plans to attend Auburn University on a Spirit of Auburn Scholarship and a College of Science and Math scholarship to pursue a degree in the medical field. Salutatorian is Courtney Rebecca Strain. She is the daughter of Larry and Robin Strain of Wedowee and the granddaughter of Tommie and Charlotte Strain and Jerry and Sylvia strain Brazeal, all of Wedowee. Strain was a state Wendy’s High School Heisman winner three times, 2A Player of the Year in basketball, Bryant Jordan region winner, Max Preps honorable mention, All-American in basketball, six-time All-State in basketball, was a member of Fel-
lowship of Christian Athletes, Beta Club, Mu Alpha Theta, Honor Society and Truth Club. She also played volleyball, was a varsity cheerleader (9th grade captain, 12th grade co-captain), and is a member of Noon Day Church and the youth group. She plans to attend Auburn University on a full scholarship to play for the women’s basketball team and major in nursing. Historian is Morgan Elizabeth Edwards. She is the daughter of Greg and Sandee Edwards of Graham and the granddaughter of H.G. and Shirley Miles of Pine Hill and Billy and Stella Edwards of Newell. Edwards edwards was awarded Citizenship Person, was chosen “Most Athletic” in her senior class, played volleyball for six years (All-County and All-Area for four years), holds the school record for highest serving per-
centage in volleyball, played softball for five years, was a member of the A Honor Roll, Beta Club, Mu Alpha Theta, Truth, W Club, FCA, and the Diamonds and Pearl Competition Dance Team at the Dance Center on Main. She plans to attend Southern Union State Community College on a Presidential Scholarship and pursue a career in pediatric nursing.
Candidates for graduation A-I Sara-Abbie Adcock, Brittany Lauren Allen, Kendalyn Desiree Allen, Tiffany Ann Alsabrook, Laci Shae Arrington, Tyler Luke Arrington, Daisy Diane Blanks, Lindsey Ashton Britt, Jacob Harrison Brown, Whitney Nicole Brown, Amber Danielle Buttrill, Dakota Lee Cantrell, Brianna Michele Cofield, Dustin Alex Collier, Brittany Nicole Dalton, Nathalie Jo Davis, Matthew Ronald Deese, Morgan Elizabeth Edwards, Chelsey Lynn Floyd, Aaron Michael Ford, Michael
Paul Garrett, Brittany Lee Gay, Josefina Garcia Gembe, Jasie Alexandria Gilley, Ashton Elizabeth Glaze-Lovvorn, Linda Olivia Gortney, Trey Luca Gortney, Kristen LaDawn Gunter, Ashley Nicole Husey, Denise Danielle Hyatt, Devin Alexander Iverson
J-Z Sara Lee Jenkins, Justin Kent Kirby, Ryan Hunter Ledbetter, Courtney Jordan McCain, Lacey Elizabeth McCollough, Douglas Conner McCurdy, Jacqueline Anne Miley, Ashley Renee Mitchell, Nathan Riley Murphy, Heather Dallis Noles, Derek Marcel Nunn, Jeremy Terell Patillo, Jonathon Paul Perkins, Haley Brooke Rolen, Cody Lee Roundtree, Anthony Dwight Sartin, Kevin Matthew Sears, Brittany Michelle Smith, Catreal James Stephens, Tiffaney Leann Stephens, Courtney Rebecca Strain, Emily Michelle Traylor, Samuel Ryan Walker, Katie Cheyenne Washington, Harmon Chase Wilkerson, Drew Wilson, Matthew Sage Wilson, Robyn Ann Windsor, William Franklin Yates and Amber Elise Yeager.
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lineville High School No. of graduates: 57 Valedictorian: Alaina Christene Koutsantanou Salutatorian: Jessica Cherie Chaddrick Historian: Kimerly Ann Kerr grades 9-12, was a member of the Advanced Math Team, Senior Beta Club, president of Mu Alpha Theta, vice-president of TriMu Honor Music Society, reporter of HOSA, and a majorette. She pans to attend Southern Union State Community College on a Presidential Academic Scholarship and later transfer to a university to pursue a B.S. degree in Secondary Mathematics. Salutatorian is Jessica Cherie Chaddrick. She is the daughter of Patricia E. Chaddrick of Lineville and Kent M. Chaddrick of Evangeline Parchaddrick ish, Turkey Creek, La., and the granddaughter of Addie McCormick of Ashland and the late Leon-
ard G. McCormick, and Munion and Maggie Chaddrick of Evangeline Parish, Turkey Creek, La. Chaddrick received the highest average in Advanced Chemistry, History, Spanish I & II, second highest overall average, was a participant in the Southern Union Math Tournament in grades 9-12, was vice-president of the Senior Beta Club and Mu Alpha Theta, president of the Tri-Mu Honor Music Society, senior class secretary, majorette co-captain, a band member and played the trumpet and French horn during concert season. She plans to attend Southern Union State Community College on a Presidential Academic Scholarship and later transfer to the University of Alabama at Birmingham to pursue a B.S. degree in biology and attend medical school. Historian is Kimerly Ann Kerr. She is the daughter of Lora Kerr of Lineville
and Kevin Kerr of Barfield and the granddaughter of Dorothy and Lewis Morrow of Lineville, kerr the late Bill Pollock of Lineville, Jerri Kerr of Barfield and the late Ray Kerr of Ashland. Kerr was a People to People ambassador, a member of Who’s Who Among American High School Students, National Honor Society, Jacksonville State University Emerging Leaders Conference, Auburn University Leadership Conference, Senior Beta Club, Mu Alpha Theta, Tri-Mu Honor Music Society, treasurer of HOSA, Aggies for Christ, FFA, and played the clarinet in the band. She plans to attend Southern Union State Community College on a Presi-
talladega High School No. of graduates: 157 Top two graduates: Cody Gilliland and Mary Lauren Kulovitz Historian: Lacey Elise Lackey Talladega High School will hold commencement exercises for 157 seniors at 7 p.m. Thursday at Mary Dumas Stadium. Terri L. Sisk, a 1989 Talladega High School graduate and the women’s tennis coach at Tulane University, will speak. Baccalaureate services will be at 4 p.m. today at Christ Deliverance Christian Center on Alabama 21 in Talladega. The Rev. Becky Davis will speak. The top two graduates are Cody Gilliland and Mary Lauren Kulovitz. Cody Gilliland is the son of Wayne and Connie Gilliland of Talladega and the grandson of Mary Gilliland of Decatur and the late Mack Gilliland, and the late James and Ruby Adams, formerly of Lincoln. Gilliland received the President’s Gold Award for maintaining a 4.0 grade point average, gilliland Principal’s Award, was a member of the A Honor Roll, National Honor Society, Mu Alpha Theta, Skills USA, president of the French Club, vice president of his Junior Class, and he played basketball for Hope Academy for four years. He plans to attend Auburn University and major in engineering and has accepted the Spirit of Auburn Founders Scholarship, the Auburn University School of Engineering “Hoyt McClendon Endowed” Scholarship and the Auburn University Board of Trustees Scholarship. Mary Lauren Kulovitz is the daughter of Dr. Michael and Patti Kulovitz of Talladega and the granddaughter of Louis and Margaret Kulovitz of Birminghan, Margaret Sherrill of Hoover and the late Dr. Fred Sherrill, formerly of Hartselle. Kulovitz was chosen Talladega County Junior Miss, Miss Talladega High kulovitz School, 2010 Student Director, People to People Student Ambassador, received the 2009 English Department Award and the 2007 Principal’s Award. She served as editor-in-chief of the Tallala (yearbook), was a member of the Student Government Association, 4.0 Club, National Honor Society and Mu Alpha Theta, a varsity cheerleader and she enjoys ballet. She plans to attend Samford University on a Beeson Exceptional Scholarship and plans to use the money received from Talladega County and Alabama’s Junior Miss for professional school. Historian is Lacey Elise Lackey. She is the daughter of Lane and Linda Lackey of Talladega and the granddaughter of Frank and Betty Williams of Birmingham and Juanita Lackey of Winterboro. Lackey was captain of the Dega Darlins, 2010 SCGC Scholastic AAA Gold Medalist and Alabama State Champions, lackey 2009 SCGC AAA Bronze Medalist and Alabama State Champions, 2010 SCGC Cadet Class Gold Medalist and Alabama State Champion Choreographer/Instructor and received the Talladega City Schools Foundation Great Job Award, was a member of the National Honor Society, Mu Alpha Theta, Tri-M Music National Honor Society, Spanish Club, FFA, Talladega’s 175th Player’s Guild, Drama Club, marching band, Symphonic Band, Jazz Band, Dega
Darlins Winter Guard/Color Guard/Dance Line, Ellis Emerald’s Winter Guard choreographer and instructor. She plans to attend Jacksonville State University on a Leadership Scholarship and major in secondary education in English Arts. She plans to audition for the Marching Southerners’ color guard. She received the Coosa Valley Electric Cooperative Scholarship and the Talladega Chapter Alumnae Delta Sigma Theta Scholarship.
Candidates for graduation A-G Clinton Allen, Ramiro Andrade, James Atkisson, Abigail Barr, William Bates, Ambre Beavers, La’Toya Beavers, Paris Beavers, Fantashia Benson, Sarah Bliss, Dustin Bowerman, Brandi Bowman, Chelsy Brown, Jaszmine Brown, Zaid Buel, Mitchell Cody Burns, Tushun Calhoun, Carson Camp, James Campbell, Quentori Carter, Brandon Champion, Cassie Chandler, Antoinnette Chatman, Desmond Chatman, Jessica Cheatwood, Amber Cook, D’Yunta Crumb, Ebonie Curry, Jauntavious Curry, Monterrik Curry, Justin Dark, Jazzmine Davis, Patrick Davis, Rodney Dean, Je’Licia Dickerson, Stephanie Dickerson, Jessica Dison, Jerrica Douthitt, Cameron Duncan, Kristian Embry, Xavier Embry, David Freeman, Eli Freeman, Justin Fuller, Norman Funderburg, David Gaddis Jr., Akeem Garrett, Domonique Garrett, Timothy George, Cody Gilliland, Alonzo Gray, Kayla Grant, Charmayne Green, Rashawn Greene, Marquis Groce
H-O Brandon Haley, Brandy Hall, Faith Hall, Kneco Hall, RaShad Hammonds, Kiana Headrick, Deauntarious Holtzclaw, Dana Horn, James Hubbard, Kiandria Hubbard, Jessica Hurst, Tiffany Ingram, Cory Isbell, Hope Jackson, Samuel Johnson, Shenae Joiner, Kristen Jones, Marteika Keith, Kenneth Kelly, Mary Lauren Kulovitz, Lacey Lackey, April Lawler, Charles Lee Jr., Brittni Lewis, Shannon Marler, Marie McAbee, Logan McCollum, Angel McDonald, A. Tevin McElderry, Kaley McGowan, Jonathan McKay, Timothy McKenzie, Earnest McKinney, Lendryo McKinney, Vontavius McKinney, Elizabeth Mellon, Kyle Mellon, Richard Ethan Merrell, Mandisa Millender, Myc’Kedia Miller, LaSteven Mitchell, Candace Morris, Marcel Morris, Brandon Mosley, Justin Tyler Mosley, Frankie Moton Jr., Lamar Norwood, Eric Oden, La’Tonia Oden
P-Z Kaitlyn Parnell, Mallory Parton, Lisa Phillips, Tabitha Phillips, Kiara Pickens, Joshua Pinson, Jeremy Ragland, Laneisha Ragland, Danette Ramsey, Jennifer Reider, Sidney Reynolds, Octavius Richey, Cecily Robbins, Christian Rogers, Jerrica Rowland, Sidney Scales IV, Whitney Scales, Rodre’ Seals, Lacey Sellers, Jeremy Shirel, Jamar Smith, Jomari Stamps, Dominique Stevenson, Jay Studdard, David Cody Suddeth, Patrick Summers, Cordarryl Swain, Lorenginia Swain, Montecka Swain, Holli Taylor, Micah Taylor, Patrick Taylor, Shavanna Taylor, Elizabeth Thomas, Jasmine Thomas, Kenyatta Turner, Carlos Twymon, Catisha Twymon, Hunter Waites, TraVoris Wallace, Curtrina Welch, Jessica White, Dakota Whitten, Haley Brooke Wideman, Cody Blake Williams, D’Aaron Williams, Jeremysha Williams, Tycilea Williams, Tarrance Wilson, Brandon Winston, Brandi Woodard, Ashley Wright and Stephnie Wright.
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Candidates for graduation James Jackson Allen, Charles Johnathon Bass, Ashley Nichole Bennett, Katherine Leigh Beverly, Hillary Jordan Bowen, Andrew Kyle Brown, Davin Danee Brown, Tyler Blake Brown, Tyler Scott Brown, Tyler Ray Brown, Bridgett Leigh Butler, Sharon Denise Caldwell, Christina Rose Carr, Jessica Cherie Chaddrick, Krystal Nickole Daugherty, Jonathon Nathaniel Davis, Jil Laverne Edmondson, Zachary Aaron Forbus, Katrissal Cherrelle Garrett, Tedric Lamar Garrett, Charles Dametris Hann, Michael Brandon Harris, Jeremy Tyler Haynes, Tysha Monet Henry, Curtis
Michael Hogeland, Kimerly Ann Kerr, Alaina Christene Koutsantanou, Jonathan Martin Lebrija, Zachary Kevin Lewis, Markus Keith Manis, Cyndi Gale Martin, Robert Neil Mashburn, Dustin Walker McGraw, Anthony Michael Merrell, Dale Leon Morgan Jr., Parker Jacob Morrow, Dustin Colt Patterson, Andreal Christina Plummer, Kayla Cassandra Reaves, Matthew Allen Roberts, Fredrick Romone Sandlin, Eric Lee Smith, LaShawn Lamar Smith, LaTosha Lanette Smith, Michael Gregory Spurlin III, Amanda Shay Stallings, Johnathon Craig Steen, Andy James Stice, Hana Michelle Strickland, Christopher Lee Unbehant, Mark Aaron Waters, LeAnna Rachelle Welch, Minda Alaina White, Kirby Noelle Williams, Nathan Leon Williams, Ashley-Morgan Tiara Wood and Olivia Nicole Woods.
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Lineville High School will hold commencement exercises for 57 seniors at 7 p.m. Friday at Upchurch Field. Baccalaureate services will be at 2 p.m. today at Lineville Baptist Church. The Rev. E. Tramaine Solomon will speak. Valedictorian is Alaina Christene Koutsantanou. She is the daughter of Mark and Cynthia Soleman of Delta and the granddaughter of Christene Yar- Koutsantanou brough of Delta and Robert Soleman of Chulafinnee. Koutsantanou was a Girls State representative, received the Highest Scholastic Award, overall first place winner of Algebra II Southern Union Math Tournament, highest overall grade point average for
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Oxford High School No. of graduates: 256 Valedictorian: Adalena Anaye Bunn Salutatorian: Caylen Suzanne McCall Historian: Allison Marie Schwyn Oxford High School will hold commencement exercises for 256 seniors at 7 p.m. Thursday at Lamar Field. Baccalaureate services will be at 3 p.m. today at Oxford Civic Center. Minister Richard O’Connor of Betta View Hills Church of Christ will speak. Valedictorian is Adalena Anaye Bunn. She is the daughter of Ginger W. and Jarrod Plunkett of Oxford and Chass and Ashley Bunn of Alexandria, and the granddaughter of Jan Waddell, Kenny and Becky Bunn, all of Anniston, BUNN and Buster and Wanda Plunkett of Oxford. Bunn received the University of Rochester George Eastman Young Leaders Award, was a Furman University Scholar, a member of the Alabama Governor’s School (2009), Who’s Who Among All-American Scholars, National Honor Roll, Gancel, Future Teachers of America, Mu Alpha Theta, National Honor Society, HOSA, SGA treasurer, captain of the colorguard, played trumpet in the symphonic band, and is a member of Meadowbrook Baptist Church youth group. She also enjoys playing the violin, and dance - ballet, Pointe, Lyrical - at In His Steps Studio of Dance Arts. She plans to attend the University of Alabama as a finance/predental major and member of the Honors College and then attend the UAB School of Dentistry to pursue a career as a periodontist. She has received the University of Alabama Presidential Scholars Award and the University of Alabama Alumni Scholar Award. Salutatorian is Caylen Suzanne McCall. She is the daughter of Clint and Susan McCall of Oxford, and the granddaughter of Liz McCall of Oxford and Edsel Ford of Anniston. McCall was a 2010 State McCALL Female Outstanding Choral Student, 2010 District Four Female Outstanding Choral Student, Berea College
Pinnacle Scholar, Alabama All State Choir member (2003-2010), Alabama Vocal Association Superior Rated Soloist, Anniston Star Top Teen, a member of GANCEL, Mu Alpha Theta, National Honor Society, Senior Choir, Senior Women’s Choir, Show Choir, Senior Mixed Ensemble, Senior Women’s Ensemble, keyboardist and vocalist for Soul Ignition (Youth Praise and Worship Band for Meadowbrook Baptist Church), a member of Meadowbrook Baptist Church Youth Council World Changers, and she played volleyball. She plans to attend Jacksonville State University on an Elk’s Club Scholarship, a JSU Choral Scholarship, a JSU Academic Scholarship, and an Outstanding Choral Student Award Scholarship and pursue a master’s degree in Music Education and Vocal Performance and then attend Samford University and pursue a doctorate degree in Music Education and Vocal Performance. Historian is Allison Marie Schwyn. She is the daughter of Robert and Lisa Schwyn of Oxford, and the granddaughter of Darrell and Nina Smith or Peru, Ind., and Marcia Schwyn of Hilton Head, S.C. Schwyn SCHWYN received Academic Excellence Awards (2006-2009), was Oxford Varsity Volleyball Team MVP (2009), received the Oxford Varsity Volleyball Team Best Hitter Award (2008-2009), was a member of the All-County Volleyball Team (2008-2009), AllCounty Tournament Volleyball Team (2008-2009), secretary of SGA, a member of HOSA, Gancel, Mu Alpha Theta and the National Honor Society. She plans to attend Auburn University on a Spirit of Auburn Founders Scholarship as a member of the Honors College.
Candidates for graduation A-B Sasha Denise Adair, Shauquanda Lasha Adair, Ashley Elizabeth Adams, Iesha Aliyah
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handley High School No. of graduates: 95 Valedictorian: April Joy Barber Salutatorian: Rebecca Alyson Brown tian Students, secretary of the Anchor Club, and a member of the Key Club, Mu Alpha Theta, Student Government, Helping Other People Excell (HOPE), Math Team, History Club, Future Teachers of America, and Big Springs Baptist Church Youth Choir. She plans to attend Auburn University on an Achievement Scholarship, Leadership Scholarship, Linley Heflin Scholarship, Thomas E. Turner Scholarship, and Handley High School Superintendent Scholarship and major in secondary education and pursue a career as an algebra teacher. Salutatorian is Rebecca Alyson Brown. She is the daughter of Cecil and Joyce Brown of Roanoke. Brown was an attendee of the Academic Excellence Banquet, lettered in academics four consecutive years, was brown an attendee of the Emerging Leaders Banquet, a member of the A Honor Roll with a 4.0 grade point average, placed second in the school’s Math Tournament for three years,
was first runner-up in the Hugh O’Brien Youth Leadership Forum (HOBY) writing competition, was president of the National Honor Society, president of the Anchor Club, secretary of Mu Alpha Theta, treasurer of Fellowship of Christian Students, a member of the Key Club, Helping Other People Excel (HOPE), History Club, Math Team, Handley High School Marching Band, pianist for the First Church of God, a Bike Hike volunteer, Toys for Tots volunteer, Relay for Life volunteer, Soles-4-Soles volunteer, visited and entertained residents at Knollwood Retirement Center, and was Roanoke’s first mayor debates organizer. She plans to attend Southern Union State Community College on a Presidential Scholarship and later transfer to Auburn University and major in pharmacy and minor in music.
Candidates for graduation a-m Autumn Lynn Abernathy, Rakia Shanay Allen, Kenneth Wayne Austin, April Joy Barber, David Edward Barfield, Aspen Simone Battle, Ashley Latisha
Brooks, Xavier Travanta Brooks, Justin Hikeen Brown, Rebecca Alyson Brown, Porsha Antwoniette Cameron, Kaitlin Elizabeth Carden, Zackary Elton Christian, Masika Denita Clark, Thomas Brett Clark, Dakota Ryann Cofield, Katie Leanne Collins, Timothy Logan Daniel, Adrian Cullen Dillard, Demarreo Shontez Drummond, Jessica Marie Evans, Brittany Nicole Fetner, Anna Christine Fincher, Darius Durand Finley, Joseph Andrew Gibbs, Jamacia Rachelle Goss, Jamichael Rashawn Goss, Whitney LaShay Greathouse, Jessica Hairston, Reba Lynne Hamm, Kenneth Marlton Harmon Jr., Malorie Ann Hester, Hannah Morgan Hodges, Tevin Montel Holley, Cameron Wayne Hulett, Taylon Lee Hunter, Erika Elizabeth Ivey, Kayla Maelee Ivey, Damon Rashad Johnson, Jonathan Trae Johnson, Demetrica Shanta Joiner, Ashanti Bianca Jones, Evander JaCorey Jones, Taylor Lin Jones, Miriam Kathleen Lane, Mariah Gabrielle Lawrence, Brittany Carol McCauley, Lameka Sanquis McCray, Chelsea Briana McFarland, Chad Antonio McGuire-Doolittle, James Thomas McMurray, Andrew Mendez, Brian Keith Merritt,
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No. of graduates: 21 Valedictorian: Katherine McCullough Stedham Salutatorian: Emily Jean McBride
The Donoho School will hold commencement exercises for 21 seniors at 7 p.m. Friday at Golden Springs Baptist Church. Baccalaureate services will be at 10:30 a.m. today at First United Methodist Church of Anniston. Valedictorian is Katherine McCullough Stedham. She is the daughter of Mike and Brenda Stedham of Anniston and the granddaughter of the late Herman and Nora Stedham of Anniston, the late James and Mildred Smith of Birmingham, and John and Elizabeth Edwards of Anniston. Stedham was a member of the National Honor Society, Mu Alpha Theta, Tri-M Music Honor Society, French National Honor Society, choir, Honor Choir, “Glisten” Show Choir, 1st Clarinet in the band, and was chosen Who’s Who
“Most Likely to Succeed.” She also enjoys acting with CAST and singing with her church stedham youth choir. She plans to attend the College of Charleston and pursue a degree in mathematics. Salutatorian is Emily Jean McBride. She is the daughter of John and Jill McBride of Munford and the granddaughter of Bob and Margie McBride of Talladega and Gene and Jane Wiggins of Andalusia. McBride received the DAR Good Citizenship Award from the Calhoun County Junior League, the Calhoun County Outstanding Young Woman Award,
was president of the National Honor Society, president of Mu Alpha Theta, president mcbride of Tri-M Music Honor Society, treasurer of the Student Government Association, a member of the Focus Group, Spanish Club, Spanish National Honor Society, secretary of the Honor Council, a member of Fellowship of Christian Athletes/Fellowship of Christian Students, Pep Band, Concert Band, Mixed Choir, Ladies Ensemble, “Glisten” Show Choir, Drama (Lead Actress in Cinderella the Musical), and was chosen Who’s Who “Most Likely to Succeed.” She plans to attend
jacksonville christian academy No. of graduates: 16 Valedictorian: Holly James Salutatorian: William Hunter Gross Historian: Payton Tyler Green Jacksonville Christian Academy will hold commencement exercises for 16 seniors at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the school. Baccalaureate services will be at 5 p.m. today at Faith Temple Christian Center. The Rev. T.R. Harper will speak. Valedictorian is Holly James. She is the daughter of Darla James of Ohatchee and Jeffery James of Pleasant Valley and the granddaughter of Don and Melissa James of White Plains, Sharon Williams of Saks, and Sharon and Robert Medley of Alexandria. James’ awards and honors include: National Honor Society, A Honor james Roll, Highest GPA, Miss JCA, Homecoming Queen, Top Teen of the Week, 4-H Essay Contest Regional Winner, 4-H President, SGA Vice President, and she played varsity softball and volleyball and was a member of the varsity cheerleading squad. She plans to attend Jacksonville State University on a full scholarship. Salutatorian is William Hunter Gross. He is the son of Don and Angie Gross of Anniston and the grandson of Linda and A.D. Mitchell of Jacksonville and the late Bill and Doris Gross of Saks. Gross has a 3.95 grade point average in Advanced Academic Curriculum, was a member gross of the National Honor Society, 4-H Club, Spanish Club, United States Achievement Academy, Who’s Who in Leadership, National Society of High School Scholars, Writers Bowl Team (First Place in Prose), received the Spanish Award, played varsity basketball and
football, and is a member of Saks Baptist Church youth group. He plans to attend Gadsden State Community College and pursue a pre-athletic training program degree and then complete his education at the University of Alabama with a degree in athletic training. Historian is Payton Tyler Green. He is the son of Jon and Lana Green of Jacksonville and Chris and Tammy Schur of Cropwell and the grandson of Jack and Louise Green of Jacksonville, Judy Day of Anniston, Donald and Phyllis Hill of Alexandria and Bill and Joyce Parker of Lincoln. green Green was a member of the National Honor Society, 1st Team All-County Football (2009-2010), 2nd Team All-County Football (2008-2009), A and A-B Honor Rolls, Jacksonville State University’s Emerging Leaders representative (2008 and 2010), was a member of the 4-H Club, played football (lettered four years), basketball and baseball (lettered one year each), coaches elementary basketball, enjoys riding Harley Davidson motorcycles, machining, playing video games, is a member of Ohatchee Church of Christ, and is a selfproclaimed Ninja. He plans to attend Gadsden State Community College and then transfer to Jacksonville State University.
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Candidates for graduation Brian Altman, Charis Athon, Jake Blair, Ben Coleman, Kelsy Crawford, Taylor Dawson, Trey Escue, Jasmine Flood, Will Guyton, Ellen Hardy, Taylor Kilgore, Trent Landers, Jherica May, Emily McBride, Blake Mitchell, Chris Proctor, Rod Robles, Katie Shaw, Kate Stedham, Rachel Stokes and Taylor Suco.
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winterboro High School
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No. of graduates: 44 Summa Cum Laude: Stacy Denise Shirey
No. of graduates: 113 Top 3: Susan Claire Chesnut, Chelsey Marissa Wilkie, Robert Taylor Young
Winterboro High School will hold commencement exercises for 44 seniors at 7 p.m. Thursday in the auditorium. Baccalaureate services will be at 2 p.m. today at Winterboro Baptist Church. Summa Cum Laude graduate is Stacy Denise Shirey. She is the daughter of Lee and Stacy Shirey. Shirey enjoys participating in softball, volshirey leyball and cheerleading. She does various community services activities through organizations such as the Red Door Kitchen, Helping Hands Ministries, the March of Dimes, the Choice Bus and the Department of Human Resources. Her leadership roles are as follows: co-captain of the varsity cheer squad, captain of the softball and volleyball teams, president of the Beta and Spanish clubs, Student Government Association class representative. She received the following honors during her high school years: a 4.0 grade point average, Achievement in Mathematics, Science, English, and History Awards each academic year, Achievement in American Sign Language, A Honor Roll, Citizenship Award, Universal Cheerleaders Association All-Star and Jump Queen, AllCounty Softball, All-County Volleyball 2nd Team, All-
Tournament Softball, Most Valuable Player, and Class 1A Region 4 Bryant-Jordan Scholar Athlete. She plans to pursue a degree in prep-physical therapy at the University of Alabama.
Candidates for graduation Xavier Keith Ashley, Jasmine Nicole Barber, Meghan Nicole Barnett, Dennis Rashad Caldwell, Cornelius Lakeary Cook, Ju’Markis Deontae Cook, Sheniece Stephon Cook, Dontaurius Jarrard Dowdell, Daejah Edwena Jeanae Elston, Kenneth Estell Jr., Courtney Kentrail Evans, Brittany Jewel Gardner, La’quacious Bresha Garrett, Lenardo Jamal Garrett, Maryana Janae’ Garrett, Troy Garrett Jr., Tamelia La Shay Groce, Jennifer Marie Howell, Earl Antonio Jackson, Tiffany Lasha Jackson, Samantha Leigh Jenkins, Ashli Kelley, Latasha Lynette Lawler, Asheley Kiana McMeans, JaTimothy Marquise Miller, Carmen Alaina Nix, Stephanie Dawn Osbourn, Bianca Virginia Pickens, Lamarvin Tycoby Richardson, Venetia Nicole Seals, Shunteshia La’Shawn Shields, Shuntoria La’Shay Shields, Stacy Denise Shirey, Jonathan B. Simic, Kierian Kristofer Smitherman, Larry Donnell Smoot Jr., Dana Marie Stanford, Decarey Torez Swain, Keri Ann Swartz, Kamera Danielle Taylor, Monti Glenia Taylor, Delonzo Jay Vincent, Shantrice Nicole White and DeMarion Mar’Tez Whiteside.
wadley High School No. of graduates: 21 Valedictorian: Haley Price Salutatorian: Lyndsey Padgett Historian: Mitch Sutton Wadley High School held commencement exercises for 21 seniors on May 20 in the gymnasium. George Wallace Jr. was the speaker. Valedictorian is Haley Price. She is the daughter of Bernadette Miller of Roanoke and Steve Price of Wadley and the granddaughter of Cathy price and Lynn Coker of Wadley and Patricia Loyd of Roanoke. Price was a member of the A Honor Roll for four years, was chosen Who’s Who “Best Personality” and “Most Likely to Succeed,” was a member of the Senior Math Team, Senior Beta Club, Senior Math Club, T.R.U.T.H. Club, Key Club, FCCLA, FFA, and is a member of Abanda Baptist Church. She plans to attend Southern Union State Community College on a Presidential Scholarship and pursue a master’s degree in nursing career and a career as a registered nurse. Salutatorian is Lyndsey Padgett. She is the daughter of Phil and Tammy Padgett of Cragford and the granddaughter of Alton and Jean Padgett of padgett Ashland and Paul and Betty Wellborn of Cragford. Padgett was chosen Homecoming Queen (2010), was SGA representative, member of the AllCounty Basketball Team (2010), a Bryant-Jordan Scholar/Athlete nominee, Honor Roll for four years, FFA, Senior Beta Club, Key Club, T.R.U.T.H. Club, FCCLA, Senior Math Team, cheerleading squad, played basketball, and is an active member of Corinth Baptist
Church and a mission field volunteer. She plans to attend Southern Union State Community College on a Presidential Scholarship and later transfer to Auburn University and pursue a degree in building science. Historian is Mitch Sutton. He is the son of Bo and Teresa Sutton of Wadley and the grandson of Margaret Sprayberry of sutton Wadley. Sutton was chosen FFA State Winner Beef Production, Who’s Who “Most Likely to Succeed,” was a finalist for Boys’ State Delegate, Hugh O’Brien Youth Leadership Delegate, a member of the A Honor Roll for four years, Senior Math Team, T.R.U.T.H. Club, Senior Beta Club, Key Club, vice president of FFA, is an active member of Mountain Springs Baptist Church and a field mission volunteer, and is a member of Corinth Volunteer Fire Department. He plans to attend Southern Union State Community College on a Presidential Scholarship and then transfer to Auburn University and pursue a degree in agriculture in the department of beef production.
Candidates for graduation Jessica Lee Ashworth, Cassie Diane Cole, Teresa Marie Collins, Mitchell Tyler Edge, Shannon Leigh Hall, Whitney Danielle Hay, Christopher Cody Hodges, Brittney Lashae James, Kaylan Elizabeth Kinman, Hilary Ingrid Moncrief, Jayla Cheyenne Noles, Erin Elaine Norred, Samantha Paige Overton, Lyndsey Tess Padgett, Sarah Kathleen Partin-Laws, Haley Nicole Price, Forrest Jordan Reaves, Mitchell Joseph Sutton, Haley Taylor Tomblin, Kaleb Tyler Walker and Tia Nicole Ware.
Cherokee County High School will hold commencement exercises for 113 seniors at 6 p.m. Thursday at Gadsden State Cherokee Arena. Baccalaureate services will be at 5 p.m. today at First Baptist Church. Wes Neyman will speak. The top three students are Susan Claire Chesnut, Chelsey Marissa Wilkie and Robert Taylor Young. Susan Claire Chesnut is the daughter of David and Paul Chesnut of Gaylesville and the granddaughter of Josephine Jennings of Centre. Chesnut was a Girls State Representative, Youth Leadership Cherokee representative, chesnut Cherokee Electric Montgomery representative, Cherokee Electric Washington Tour state representative, was chosen Who’s Who “Most Likely to Succeed,” was secretary of the Senior Beta Club, vice president of Leo Club, a member of Future Farmers of America, charter member of the Student Government Associaton and class president for four years and also served as chaplain. She was a member of the Auxiliary Club, Math and Science Club, Positive Attitudes=Student Success (P.A.S.S.,) First Priority, Writer’s Bowl, Spanish Club, played varsity basketball, varsity track and varsity tennis, and is an active member of First United Methodist Church. She was a volunteer for Camp Sumatanga Day Camp, Leo Club “Homes for Troops” Fundraiser, Lion’s Club Pancake Day, Big Brother Big Sister, Highland Methodist Church, Urban Ministries, middle school basketball assistant coach, Nettie King Brown Christmas Clearinghouse, Cherokee Manor and Cherokee Chamber of Commerce. She performed the lead role in the school play “Once Upon a Mattress,” has worked as a private tutor through Cherokee County Board of Education, was a childcare provider for the Recreational Outreach Center in Centre, and a private babysitter. She plans to attend Auburn University and major in biomedical sciences and pursue a career as a medical researcher. Upon receiving her bachelor’s degree, she plans to attend the University of Alabama at Birmingham to pursue a Ph.D. in medicine. She has accepted the following scholarships: Alabama Cattlemen’s Foundation “Tagged for Greatness” Scholarship, Auburn College of Sciences and Mathematics Freshmen Scholarship, Bryant-Jordan Student Athlete Region Scholarship, The National Beta Club, Linly Heflin, Samsung American Legion Scholarship, Auburn University Advancement Scholarship, Spirit of Auburn Founders Scholarship, John Ellis Sr. Memorial Scholarship, and Rotary Club. Chelsey Marissa Wilkie is the
daughter of Mayor Tony and Mary Wilkie of Centre and the granddaughter of John Norton and Frances Wilkie, both of Centre. Wilkie won first place in job seeking skills at the Health Occupations Students of America state competition, third place in poetry division at Jacksonville State University Writer’s Bowl, was chosen Who’s Who “Best All Around,” was secretary of her senior class, was chosen to participate in the University of Alabama at Birmingham Scholar’s wilkie Symposium and the Jacksonville State University Emerging Leader’s forum, was chapter president of the Senior Beta Club, chapter president of Career and Community Leaders of America, a member of the Leo Club, yearbook staff, Future Farmers of America, Spanish Club, homecoming court for four years, Math and Science Club, was a volunteer for the American Red Cross, American Cancer Society, Nettie King Brown Christmas Clearinghouse, Renew Our Rivers, Cherokee County Crisis Center, Cherokee County Adult Training Center, Agriculture Reading Day, Angel Closet, Farm City and Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce. She plans to attend Jacksonville State University on a Faculty Scholars Scholarship and a Sam Walton Scholarship and double major in finance and business administration. Robert Taylor Young is the son of Al and Lynn Young of Centre, the grandson of Terry and Joan Young of Centre and James and Doris Brown of Southside and the great-grandson of Louise Rooks of Centre. Young was a member of the 2008 United States Achievement Academy, National Yearbook, National Youth Leaders Conference, A Honor Roll, Senior Beta Club, Leo Club, Future Farmers of America, Future Business Leaders of America, Math and Science Club, Spanish Club, had a 4.54 grade point young average, was a People to People Leadership Summit delegate, and a delegate to the National Youth Leadership Forum on Law and Crime Scene Investigation. He plans to attend Jacksonville State University on a Faculty Scholarship and study pre-engineering.
Candidates for graduation a-C Kyle Logan Abernathy, Devon Melia Aikens, David James Akin,
Ashley Larae Angle, Samuel Otho Armstrong, Amy Diana Atkins, Jonathan Ross Ayers, Jesse Benjamin Ballew, Hannah Marie Bannister, Julie Ann Barron, James Sebastian Bellew, David Coty Blanchard, Mary Elizabeth Brannon, Desmond LaVonta Brown, Ryan Patrick Burk, Amanda Nichole Burleson, Gabriel Christin Chambers, Moryet Chavez Chambers, Cassidy Tai Chandler, Susan Claire Chesnut, Meagan Louise Clifton, Austin D. Cobb, Rashanda Marshay Collier, Caleb Jordan Crane, Lynden Shields Curry
D-M Dakota Ethan DeBerry, Malinda Nicole DeBerry, Jeffery Larode Henderson Douglas, Samantha Nicole Eads, Joshua Michael Edge, James Christopher Elkins, Jeffery Chase Eubanks, Darren Jerome Fife, John Bennett Galbreath, Misty Ann Marie Gilgien, Brittany Nicole Golden, Anna Beth Gossett, Chase Allyn Gossett, Kristen Lynn Greene, Adam De-von Hamilton, Caleb Andrew Hays, Haley Lynda Highfield, Dakota Seth Hill, Jonathan Ikiaka Honeycutt, Adam David Hundley, Randy Wayne Hutchens, Justin Mark Jacobs, Keyerra Evvonna Johnson, Kayla Laray Jordan, Thomas Cody Knowles, Brittany Leann Laney, Rachel Amanda Ledbetter, Kaylie Kaleb Isaac Kines, Ann Leighton, Jesse Robert Lemons, Christopher Lee Lulfs, Logan Tyler McDaniel, April Victoria Meade, Breena Candice Miller, Daniel Glen Miller, William Ethan Miller, Jacob Thomas Minnix, Samantha Leann Mitchell, Kyle Wade Mize, Jace Connor Moore, Dalton Jim Morgan
O-Y Catherine Christina Ogles, Justin Lee Owens, Samantha Lynn Parker, Michael Anthony Perko, Colin Barton Perry, Katie Beth Perry, Trevor Riley Perry, Colton Graham Pierce, Jake Parker Powell, Amanda Lynn Pruitt, Julie Frances Pruitt, Casey Marie Rains, Allen Jackson Rhinehart, Mark Graham Excell Richardson, Laci Denise Roberts, Laura Elizabeth Rochester, Malorie Danielle Rosser, Keon Derrez Rucker, Cassidy Lynn Satterfield, Brittany Michelle Scott, Joseph Alan Shaw, Annie Pearl Slayton, Forrest Emerson Earl Stafford, Albert Neal Starr, Brittany Nathan Cole Sterling, Nicole Suits, Joann Kay Threet, Luke Monroe Trammell, Cherish Monique Trotter, Ashlee Nichole Tucker, Jerry Lane Tucker II, Juddson William VanSandt, Aaron Chase Walker, Logan Andrew Walker, Christopher Chase Weeks, Jonathan Davis Weinstein, Michael Joseph Weinstein, John Casey West, Travis Huelon West III, Caleb Christopher Whorton, Chelsey Marie Wilkie, Randa Shanade Wilkins, Zachary Shawn Williamson, Charles Randall Wood III, Zavier LaShawn Wood, Deion Terrell Woods and Robert Taylor Young.
spring garden High School No. of graduates: 39 Valedictorian: Lauryn Goss Salutatorian: Ethan Garrett Black Historian: Jake Scott Spring Garden High School will hold commencement exercises for 39 seniors at 7 p.m. Friday at Gadsden State-Cherokee Arena. Baccalaureate services will be at 3 p.m. today at Goshen United Methodist Church. Valedictorian is Lauryn Goss. She is the daughter of Dwayne and Pam Goss of Piedmont and the granddaughter of Sam and Marie Goss, David and Cathy Baker and Richard and Patsy Pollard, all of Piedmont. Goss was a goss Girls State Delegate, JSU Emerging Leaders Day representative, Cherokee County Lion’s Club Youth Leadership Forum representative, Senior Homecoming Court representative, Senior Class President, was selected Who’s Who “Most Intelligent” and “Most Likely to Succeed,” was editor-in-chief of the yearbook staff, vice president of Mu Alpha Theta, a member of the BETA Club, FCCLA, FFA, and a graduate of the Youth Leadership Cherokee Organization. She played varsity volleyball her junior year and was a member of the cheerleading squad her junior and senior years. She plans to attend Auburn University on a Spirit of Auburn Scholarship, Achievement Scholarship,
a College of Sciences and Mathematics Scholarship, and the AOD Federal Credit Union Scholarship and major in chemical engineering/pre-med. Salutatorian is Ethan Garrett Black. He is the son of Jackie and Shirley Black of Piedmont and the grandson of Herbert and Linda Baswell and Elmer and Betty Black, all of Piedmont. Black was a Boys State repreblack sentative, varsity basketball team captain, Youth Leadership Cherokee representative, JSU Emerging Leaders representative, FFA President, and a member of FCCLA and FCS. He plans to attend Jacksonville State University on a Faculty Scholarship and pursue a career as a registered nurse. Historian is Jake Scott. He is the son of Doug Scott and Rhonda DeHaven and the grandson of David and Betty Rhinehart, Douglas Scott and Loretta Church. Scott was a member of the 2007 and 2009 scott All State Football Teams, 2008 All State Football
Team (Honorable Mention), 2008 All State Baseball Team (Honorable Mention), Hugh O’Brian Leadership Conference Ambassador, Youth Leadership Cherokee, and football team captain. He is a member of Goshen United Methodist Church. He plans to attend Jacksonville State University on a Faculty Scholarship and play football.
Candidates for graduation Autumn Cheyanne Barnwell, Ethan Garrett Black, Dakota Keith Bright, Timothy Wayne Brittain, Taylor Stewart Broome, Heather Elaine Brown, Cory Nicolas Davis, Jessica Leigh Davis, Lauryn Elizabeth Goss, Chelsea Sierra Haggard, Courtney Paige Hill, April Joy Howard, Jon Craig Hunt, Raven Marla Johnson, Chelsea Lauren Jones, Joseph Coleman Jones, Zachary Glen Jones, Dustin Lee Kerr, Brianna Leigh Littlefield, Brittany Leigh Littlefield, Christopher Trey Littlefield, Kaleb William Littlejohn, Shelby Nicole Malone, Timothy William Maxwell, Lindsey Pauline McCord, Patricia Brianna Messer, Corey Blake Murray, Tanya Marie Musselman, Regan Skye Nabors, Kelly Michelle O’Bryant, Skyler Brooke Parris, Cody Allen Poole, Stormy Dayonna Puckett, Franklin Ferrell Robinson, Randall Shea Rowland, Jake Douglas Scott, David Forrest Smith, Casey Shane Stewart and Lacee Kay Watkins.
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victory chrisitian School
No. of graduates: 56 Valedictorian: Tori Pope Salutatorian: Kristen Watkins Historian: Jessica Heard
Top 3 : Preston Dent, Jordan Grimmer, Milea Hanner
ship Scholarship, and a National Wild Turkey Federation Scholarship. Historian is Jessica Heard. She is the daughter of Barry and Angie Loveless of Wedowee and the granddaughter of Tom and Janice Cox of Roanoke. Heard was chosen “Most Photogenic” by her senior class, was a member of the Competition Math Team (10th grade), National Society of High heard School Scholars for three years, Beta Club, Key Club, “R” Club, cheerleading squad, and played basketball, softball and volleyball. She plans to attend Southern Union State Community College for two years and transfer to Auburn to pursue a degree in pre-optometry.
Candidates for graduation A-H Kyle Akers, Amber Akins, Brittany Banzhof, Chris Bell, Eric Berry, Levi Brown, Michael Burk, Casey Carpenter, Patrick Cassar, Kacie Cast, Shawn Cooley, Kayla Cooper, Kierra Culbertson, Addison Daniel, Clark Del Valle, Trey Exum, Caitlin Fowler, Ethan Fowler, Autumn Frederick, Austin Fries, Sarah Fuller, Kendall Grant, Colby Hall, Kayla Hall, Jessica Heard, Erica Herren, Clint Hill, Courtney Hill, Ittarius Houston, Octavious Houston
J-W Whitney Johnson, Brandy Jones, Shelby King, Garth Langford, Victoria Little, Katie Manus, Hazen Martin, Taylor McManus, Sam Ogden, Tori Pope, Jessica Richardson, Jade Robinson, Deondra Sanders, Chyanne Scarbary, Tara Seago, Aaron Sheppard, Leslie Sisson, Hillary Snow, Josh Spradlin, Sawyer Spratlin, Trae Taylor, Ray Tidwell, Alan Villanueva, Kristen Watkins, Jonathan Whaley and Morgan Wortham.
Victory Christian School held commencement exercises on May 18 at Victory Christian Center in Pell City. The top three graduates are Preston Dent, Jordan Grimmer and Milea Hanner. Preston Dent is the son of Bob and Kathy Dent and the grandson of Grammy Dent of Richmond, Va. Dent was a member of the Beta Club and SLA, and played tennis. He plans to attend Mississippi College on a Presidential Scholardent ship. Jordan Grimmer is the son of Jennifer and David Roswald and Tommy Grimmer and the grandson of Tom and Jerri Grimmer of Dothan and Joe Jordan of Wedowee. Grimmer was chosen Outstanding Math Student, was a member of the 1A All-Region Football Team, Beta Club, grimmer and he played baseball,
basketball and tennis. He plans to attend the University of Alabama at Birmingham on a PTF Salutatorian Scholarship and major in engineering. Milea Hanner is the daughter of Staci and Bart Hanner and the granddaughter of Billy Ray Watson of Vandiver and Glenda Joyce Hanner of Harpersville. Hanner was chosen St. Clair County Junior Miss 2010, received the Christian Leadership award in cheerleading, was selected Spanish hanner and English outstanding student, won first place for a black and white photo in the district Art Show, won third place in a speech competition, was a member of the Beta Club, Chapel Band, Student Leadership Association, Drama Team, and was head cheerleader. She plans to attend Jacksonville State University on a Faculty Scholarship, Junior Miss Scholarship and a PTF Valedictorian Scholarship and major in education and minor in Spanish.
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Randolph County High School held commencement exercises for 56 seniors on Saturday on the football field. Tye Green, a 2000 RCHS graduate, was the speaker. Baccalaureate services were May 16 at First Baptist Church. The Rev. David Phillips was the speaker. Valedictorian is Tori Pope. She is the daughter of Fred Pope of Anniston and Stephanie Pope of Wedowee and the granddaughter of James and Glenda Nelson of Troy, Sylvia Pope of Anniston and Diane Holland of Troy. Pope’s awards and honors include: A Honor pope Roll since first grade, top 6 percent in nation on ACT, Miss Randolph County first alternate, National Honor Roll. She was a member of the Key Club (Chairman of Activities), TRUTH, Beta Club, Entertainers of Tomorrow, and the cheerleading squad. She plans to attend Jacksonville State University on a Faculty Scholars Scholarship and pursue a master’s degree in secondary education. Salutatorian is Kristen Watkins. She is the daughter of Timothy and Kimberly Watkins of Wedowee and the granddaughter of Larry and Wyneise Holloway of Wedowee and Dennis and Vanessa Pitts of Wadley. Watkins’ awards and honors include: Highest Grade Point Average of Girl Athletes, All-County Softball, Football Maid, watkins Senior Class Vice President, Beta Club President, was chosen “Best All Around” by her senior class, was a member of Key Club, R Club, Scholar’s Bowl and played volleyball. She plans to attend Auburn University on an Achievement Scholarship, Leader-
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Wellborn High School Parents: Steve & Kim Hawkins
Wellborn High School Parents: Steve & Kim Hawkins
Julia Nicole Stansell
Kaitlyn Elizabeth Stuart White Plains High School Parents: Sharon Stuart Phillip & Leah Stuart
Cleburne County High School Parents: Dr. Ty & Suzie Stansell
Saks High School Family: Mary Thomaston, mother Sylvia Thomaston
Cleburne County High School Parent: Venetta Brazel
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Lincoln High School Parents: Tim & Jacqueline Casey Michele & Wayne Brasher
Oxford High School Parent: Shawana Thomas Grandmother: Mae Thomas
Chloe Turner Wellborn High School Parents: Karla Smith Dennis Turner
Haley Payton Jacksonville Christian Academy Parents: Scott & Stacy Payton
Parents: Lamar and LeighAnn Poland
Piedmont High School Parents: Diana Wilson
Wellborn High School Parents: David & Dawn Phillips
Marley Nicole Truett
Jeremy Blake Davis
White Plains High School Parents: Alys Rogers Mark Truett
Anniston High School Parents: Vicki Davis Fomby Grandparents: Levetta Davis & the late Jerry Davis
Christian (CJ) Vick
Oxford Christian School Parents: Norman & Judi Murray
Munford High School Parents: Tina Fleming Don Vick
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White Plains High School Parents: Janet Box & the late Vince Box
Cleburne County High School Parents: Micky & Krista Pilkington
Stephanie Character Oxford High School Parents: Bobby & Cindy Character
Ashley Danielle Laymon Wellborn High School Parent: Debra Grammer
Thomas Collins Saks High School Parents: Darold & Robin Collins
Erin L. Criner Oxford High School Parents: Willie & Lily Criner
Hilary Erin Faulkner White Plains High School Parents: Bruce & Juli Faulkner
Jessica Erin Burke Gila Ridge High School Grandparents: Richard & Linda Burke
Landon Cole Holtman
Piedmont High School Parents: Alan & Debra Ledbetter
Walter Wellborn High School Parents: Mike & Lisa Holtman
Javita Michelle Henderson
Pell City High School Parents: Jeanette Henderson & Willie C. Taylor, Jr.
Oxford High School Parents: Sandra Black Kenneth Ogles
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lincoln High School
saks High School
No. of graduates: 111 Summa Cum Laude: Cierra Charnise Calhoun, Ethan Samuel Owens, Jaina Harshad Patel, Kasey Dalton Ray
No. of graduates: 71 Valedictorian: James Paul Castillo Salutatorian: Eduardo Vincente Butler Historian: Kristi Ragan Dreyer
Lincoln High School will hold commencement exercises for 111 seniors at 7 p.m. Thursday at the International Motorsports Hall of Fame Speed Dome. Summa Cum Laude graduates are Cierra Charnise Calhoun, Ethan Samuel Owens, Jaina Harshad Patel and Kasey Dalton Ray. Cierra Calhoun is the daughter of Arrica Calhoun and Chris McKenzie of Talladega and the granddaughter of Charles and Shirley Calhoun of Talladega. Calhoun was a member of the All-A Honor Roll, Beta Club, Mu Alpha Theta, SGA, L-Club, FBLA, and she played calhoun volleyball, basketball and softball. She plans to attend Auburn University on a Leadership Scholarship and a Board of Trustees Scholarship and major in chemical engineering. Ethan Owens is the son of Keith and Patti Owens of Eastaboga and the grandson of Frank and Mary Dabbs of Eastaboga and William and Patricia Tolbert of Piedmont. Owens received the Academic Award, was a member of the All-System Academic Team, Alabama owens Governor’s School (2009), Superintendent’s Council, Beta Club, SGA, FBLA, yearbook staff, Mu Alpha Theta, Etowah Youth Orchestra and Wind Ensemble, JSU Symphonic Band, JSU Community Orchestra, was a band member for six years and drum major in 2007 for the LHS Band, and oboist for the Etowah Youth Orchestra. He plans to attend Jacksonville State University on a band scholarship, Faculty Scholarship, and a Coosa Valley Electric Scholarship and pursue a master’s degree in Music Education and teach on the high school level. Jaina Patel is the daughter Harshad and Varsha Patel of Lincoln and the granddaughter of Ichhaben Patel of Lincoln. Patel was a member of the All-A Honor Roll, won first place in finance at the FBLA state conference (2009), received an patel award for highest average in class for 2007-2010, was a member of the SGA, FBLA, Beta Club and Mu Alpha Theta. She plans to attend the University of Alabama at Birmingham on a Talladega County Education Foundation Scholarship and pursue a degree in business and/ or pharmacy. Kasey Ray is the son of Edward and Pamela Ray of Lincoln and the grandson of Benny and Patricia Blalock of Lincoln. Ray was a member of the All-A Honor Roll, Talladega/Clay County East-West Baseball Team (2009 and 2010), was chosen All-County Wide ray Receiver (2009), placed
third in the state wrestling tournament in the 130 lb. weight class in 2009, was a state qualifier in the 140 lb. weight class in 2010, was a member of Mu Alpha Theta, SGA and L-Club. He has scholarship offers from four schools but has not decided which to attend. He plans to major in exercise wellness or education.
Candidates for graduation A-G Forest Riley Amell, Chaz Deontae Ball, Jamie Leigh Bass, Kayla Marie Bean, Austin Gregory Bell, Timothy Earl Bethune, Levi William Brewer, Brittina Shardae Brown, Jermaine Tyree Butler, Carmen Paige Caballero, Brad Alan Cain, Cierra Charnise Calhoun, Lanika Javon Carmichael, Heather Nicole Carroll, Moriah Jensine Casey, Abigail Renee Cochran, Joshua Alan Coffey, Damon Shavareyes Collins, Kayla Nicole Cook, Russell Adam Cook, Joseph Reed Cooper, Michael Brian Cosby, Patrick Ryan Cosby, John Adam Creel, Andrew Cody Decker, Ryan Caleb Gurley Donahoo, Miesha Vensha Dye, Markita Teree Elridge, Shaledra Wyshai Embry, Walter Lavon Embry, Darrick Jamar English, Colethia Monae Epps, Jeremiah Colton Ford, Lydia Maria Garner, Jasmine Naquill Garrett, Kaitlyn Brooke Gates, Barbra Marie Gilbert, Patrick Scott Gilbert, Raven Alexandra Grant, Dylan Wayne Green, Jon Christopher Green, Cortney Esstefon Groce, Quintavious Lamar Guyton
H-P Branton Lavon Hall, Catherine Brooke Hall, Jessica Nicole Haney, Nathan Wayne Haynes, Jeremy Persons Highfield, Daniel Howard Jr., Jesse Lamar Hudson, Zachary Darron Hurst, Moneer Saher Ibrahim, Douglas Blake James, William Anthony James, Jon Kalyn Johnson, James Philip Johnston IV, Derick Thomas Jolliff, Douglas James Jones, Jonathan Wayne Josey, D’Marrious LaJuan Lane, Joshua Ross Lane, John Seth Martin, Tanner Michael McBurnett, Maegan Marie McColley, Robert Terell McKinney, Kerriona Martrease McNeal, Rex Alan Miller III, Martel Javaughn Montgomery, Christopher Dewayne Morris, Rashawn Dontae Morris, Samantha Autumn Liloree Murphy, Jessica Ann O’Neal, Denver Herman Orr, Denzel Herman Orr, Ethan Samuel Owens, Patrick Keith Owens, Cameron Leigh Parcus, Jaina Harshad Patel, Darrius Lamont Pearson, Xavien Turner Pearson, Dewayne Curtis Pointer, Britney Noelle Powell, William Elbert Pruitt III
R-W Kasey Dalton Ray, Juliet Anna Redding, Griffin Allen Rice, Megan Ivory Rogers, Andrew Tyler Romine, Destinie LeAnn Romine, Kyre Deontae Sanders, Katie Renée Searcy, Lindsey Michele Sims, Quiyauna Chavon Slack, Fabriesha Nashaud Smith, Kelsey DeAnn Snider, Christian Bryan Neal Stanley, Brandon Levon Stockdale, Te´Amber Shaknel Strown, Camron Reece Swain, Keela Dawn Terry, Christian Delorian Thomas, Amanda Rae Thompson, Jeremy Lamar Turner, Dylan McCoy Vickers, Michael Micqual Weatherspoon, Cierra Denae Weed, Arkia Sharnell Welch, Jesse Ray Wheeles, Nicole Alexandra Williams, Casey Skye Wright and Matthew Tyler Wright.
Saks High School will hold commencement exercises for 71 seniors at 7 p.m. Thursday at Jack Stewart Stadium. Baccalaureate services were Friday at Saks Baptist Church. Chad Brown was the speaker. Valedictorian is James Paul Castillo. He is the son of Michael and Yong Castillo of Anniston and the grandson of Charles and Wilma Lea of San Diego, Calif. Castillo received the All A’s Honor Award, Highest Average for Math, was chosen Student of the Year, was a castillo member of the National Honor Society, the Gifted Program, Student Technology Assist Team (STAT), Spanish Club, and Peer Tutor. He plans to attend Jacksonville State University on a Faculty Scholarship to further his involvement in the music industry. Salutatorian is Eduardo Vincente Butler. He is the son of Eduardo Sr. and Luciana Butler of Anniston and the grandson of Daphne Butler of Brooklyn, N.Y. Butler was a member of the Principal’s Club, received the Math Team Award, the highest average for Science and Social Studies, earned butler all A’s, had perfect attendance, was voted “Most Likely to Succeed,” was a member of STAT, the National Honor Society, Spanish Club, Gifted/Enrichment Program, and he ran track. He plans to attend Auburn University on a Minority Engineering Scholarship and Spirit of Auburn Scholarship and major in electrical engineering. Historian is Kristi Ragan Dreyer. She is the daughter of Mark and Jennifer Dreyer of Anniston and the granddaughter of Ann Theobald of Jacksonville and John and Harriet Carrell of Oxford. Dreyer received the highest average in Chemistry and Social Studies, the Math Team dreyer Award, was a member
of the National Honor Society, Gifted/ Enrichment Program, SADD Club, Big Brothers/Big Sisters, Spanish Club, Student Technology Assist Team (STAT), and the choir. She plans to attend Jacksonville State University on a Faculty Scholarship to study computer science.
Candidates for graduation A-F Dominique Charisse Angel, Nateisha Lasuan Bates, Kiara DeaChell Battle, Kevin Geware Beard, Armond Rashard Bishop, Jennifer Michelle Bowman, Patrick Morgan Boyd, Kyle Mason Bradshaw, Devante Jamar Brewster, Jerome Anthony Brown, Cassandra S. Rogers Buchanan, Michael Anthony Buchanan, Shanequa La Shay Burns, Eduardo Vicente Butler, Gavin Daniel Campbell, James Paul Castillo, Takia LaShon Christian, Arielle Meshai Coleman, Thomas Andrew Collins, Joshua Taylor Cortez, Marcus Dewayne Cunningham, Qubecka Shaniece Curry, Ciara Tonnyce Dawson, LeeAnthony M. Dorsey, Kristi Ragan Dreyer, Andreana Michaela Fleming, Andrew Michael Fleming
G-P V’Aires Quentez Gadson, Micah Lene Green, Kale Stanton Griffin, James Grutas, Millard Jacob Hanbury, Mary Elizabeth Hearn, Lacey Lavonne Henson, Laura Lynn Hightower, Tremond Kurtis Hill, Timothy James Howard, Stefan Arnaz Hunter Jr., Byron Anthony Jackson, Stedman Ashton Jennings, Joshua Lee Johnson, New Eugene Bernal Johnson, Rhian Leigh Kilgore, Seth Allen Lance, Madison Kaitlyn Monday, Eric Mora, Cortney Leigh Mulkey, Myesha Nicole O’Neal, DaJzon Terrell Parchman, Hugo A. Paredes, Torrance Eugene Parlor, Mariah Layne Phillips
Q-Z Tia Monet Ray, Andre Richardson, Laura Leigh Roberts, Jacob Harley Scoggins, Miranda Nicole Senior, Jennifer Nicole Slaughter, Courtney Bregaille Smith, Ashley Nicole Smyre, Fancy Rae Steele, Rodney Charles Sturkie Jr., Sabrina Morgan Summers, Michael Nolan Thomas, Mystic Cheyenne Thomaston, Haley Briana Desiree Turner, Terry Lee Waits, Sequoia Lavae Wilson, Quenna K. Womack, Arielle Nicole Wynn and Brittney Lasha Young.
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Alabama school for the deaf No. of graduates: 20 Co-salutatorians: Kristen Nichole Gordy, Tasha Eva Ostrowski Alabama School for the Deaf will hold commencement exercises for 20 seniors at 3:30 p.m. Thursday at McFarlane Auditorium. Dr. T. Alan Hurwitz, president of Gallaudet University, will speak. Baccalaureate services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Hawkins Chapel. Fred McCallum, President of AT&T Alabama, will speak. Co-salutatorians are Kristen Nichole Gordy of Lincoln and Tasha Eva Ostrowski of Wilmer. Kristen Nichole Gordy is the daughter of Michele and Andy Gordy of Lincoln. Gordy was a member of the A-B Honor Roll, Academic Bowl Team, Jr. NAD, Class Treasurer, and assistant for the track and volleyball teams. She plans to attend the National Technical Institute for the Deaf (NTID) in New York to pursue an Associate’s Degree in Computer Aided Design gordy Technical (CADT). Tasha Eva Ostrowski is the daughter of the late Nancy Thomas and her guardians are her Aunt Debbie and Uncle Christopher Clements of Wilmer. Ostrowski was Class President, a mem-
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Cleburne County High School Parents: Ron & Rhonda Morehead
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Kwentavious Javar Boyd of Opelika, Trykeshia Sharnise Branyon of Birmingham, John Lee Dorsey of Birmingham, Shawn Anthony German of Montgomery, Kristen Nichole Gordy of Lincoln, Rayshard Desmone Gray of Anniston, Valencia Denise Marbury of Birmingham, Sourabh Raj Mathur of Huntsville, Dusty Lon Moore of Roanoke, Heriberto Nunez of Oneonta, Tasha Eva Ostrowski of Wilmer, Allen Hamilton Parker III of Gadsden, Marvin Arnell Peters of Mobile, Tootsie Marquetia Peterson of Montgomery, Jayana Lateshia Marche’ Truss of Alpine, Mark Allen Tucker of Talladega, Whitney Walker of Stevenson, Raymond Eugene Warnock of Ohatchee, Yemy Patricia Wolfe of Sylacauga and Sheldon Matrix Young of Mobile.
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ber of the Academic Bowl Team and the student body government. She plans to attend Lurleen B. Wallace Community College and later transfer to Troy University to pursue a bachelor’s degree in OB/GYN Sonography.
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piedmont High School No. of graduates: 72 Co-Valedictorians: Chase Childers and Kaitlyn Ledbetter Historian: Austyn Grissom Piedmont High School will hold commencement exercises for 72 seniors at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Field of Champions. Baccalaureate services will be at 2 p.m. today at First Baptist Church of Piedmont. Jon Holder, general manager of Grace Radio 90.7, will speak. Co-Valedictorians are Chase Childers and Kaitlyn Ledbetter. Chase Childers is the son of Linda Childers of Piedmont and the grandson of Tony and Brenda Smith of Cedar Bluff. Childers was a Bryant-Jordan Scholar Athlete overall winner, was selected childers “Most Valuable Player” of the 2009 Football State Championship game, Calhoun County “Player of the Year” (football 2009), Gadsden Times “Player of the Year” (football 2009), AllCounty Football (2007-2009), and All-County Baseball (2008-09). He was a member of the National Honor Society, Mu Alpha Theta, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, played baseball and participated in track and field, and is a youth leader at Wellspring Church of God.
He plans to attend Birmingham Southern College to play football and to major in pre-med. He then plans to graduate from the University of Alabama at Birmngham medical school and open his own medical practice in a medically underserved area. Katie Ledbetter is the daughter of Alan and Debra Ledbetter of Piedmont and the granddaughter of Frank and Jackie Ledbetter and Paul and ledbetter Vina Formby, all of Piedmont. Ledbetter’s awards include: Woodman of the World Outstanding Proficiency in Advanced Placement, U.S. History, Girls State representative, she was a member of the All County Golf Team, National Honor Society, Mu Alpha Theta, Teens Need Teens, and Students Against Destructive Decisions. She was a majorette in the band and was chosen “Best in Class” in 20062008. She is a member of Northside Baptist Church of Piedmont. She plans to attend Jacksonville State University and then
Auburn University to pursue a degree in pharmacy. She received the Elk’s Lodge Scholarship, Masonic Lodge Scholarship and the Jacksonville State University Faculty Scholarship. Historian is Austyn Grissom. He is the son of Ken and Julia Grissom of Piedmont and the grandson of Frances Davis of Piedmont. Grissom’s awards include: grissom Senior Superlative, Alabama Boys State representative, Hugh O’Brian Youth Ambassador, Who’s Who “Most Dependable” and “Best Leader,” President’s Education Award for Academic Excellence, Future Business Leaders of America president, Student Government Association vice president, National Honor Society treasurer; executive board member of Teens Need Teens and Students Against Destructive Decisions, a member of Mu Alpha Theta, prom committee, Spanish Club, team captain of the Writers Bowl, played varsity football, basketball and golf, and is a member of First Baptist Church of Piedmont
and the youth group. He plans to attend Auburn University on a Freshman Scholarship from Auburn University’s College of Science and Mathematics and an Alabama Municipal Electric Authority Scholarship and major in Biomedical Sciences and then attend dental school.
Candidates for graduation
Hill, Kyle Richard Hinds, Dontavious Travon Holloway, Vincson Ryan Humphrey, Kiefer Reece Hunt, Christopher Louis Jackson, Marcus Lewis Jackson, Jeleca Marie Johnson, Ashlee Laurel Jones, Chelsea Gail Kalif, Robert Louis Keahey, Ashley Elizabeth Krajesky, Andrew Coley Layne, Joshua Glenn Leath, Kaitlyn Danielle Ledbetter, Sumer Diane Lusk
A-F Heriberto Alvarado, Caleigh Jane Amberson, Jamie Lynn Biddle, Marla Jewel Bowman, Wesley Scott Brothers, Forrest James Cannon, Randall Allen Cannon, Christian DePaul Cantrell, Crystal Nicole Carroll, Kelsey Danielle Chandler, Chase Noland Childers, John Matthew Christopher, Deanna Nikole Combs, Andrew Dylan Conner, Matthew Raymond Craig, Kala Lynn Crook, Jessica Nicole Dyson, Amanda Brooke Edwards, Katya Escamilla, Jubal Earlee Feazell, Meagan Amber Formby, Brooke Danielle Franklin
G-L Austyn Cooper Grissom, Wesley Adam Hammett, Allyson Graham Harper, Jaylon Treyce
Dylan Rhodes Maxwell, Janissa LaShay McKinney, Macy Jordan McMurray, Nashaundria ShaRae Mitchell, Sonya Leigh Motes, Lauren Elizabeth Norton, Alisha Nicole O’Dell, Kerry Elizabeth Parmer, Kayla Marie Parris, Paige LaShay Phillips, Raven Julia Prater, Jonathon Wesley Propes
R-Z Jonathan Seth Reedy, Cory Dalton Sears, Tiffany Marie Shears, Anna Louise Smith, Joseph Luke Smith, Terrick Jerrell Spear, Melissa Jade Spears, Jennie Lynn Stepps, Jeremy Chad Stringer, Daniel Wayne Studdard, Andrea Brooke Thomas, Jennie Frances Thrasher, Morgan Faye Trotter, Andrew Ryan Tuck, Amber Marie Tucker, Kristen Elizabeth Wallace, Greg Allen Welsh, Ceara Kate West and Bayley Elizabeth Wilson.
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No. of graduates: 38 Co-valedictorian: Jake McElwee and Kimberly Sweet Salutatorian: Helena Waits
No. of graduates: 127 Valedictorian: Connor Ray Read Salutatorian: Tiffany Nicole McIlwain
Cedar Bluff High School will hold commencement exercises for 38 seniors at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Gadsden State Cherokee Arena. Baccalaureate services will be at 6 p.m. today at Cedar Bluff Methodist Church. Co-valedictorians are Jake McElwee and Kimberly Sweet. Jake McElwee is the son of Mitch and Dana Lindsey and Gary and Jennie McElwee of Centre and the grandson of Linda Gilmore and Bobby and Teresa McElwee. McElwee’s awards include the Outstanding Attendance mcelwee award, Academic Excellence award, Principal’s Honor Roll, and the Woodmen of the World American History award. He was a member of the Math Club, Science Club, Beta Club and National Honor Society. He plans to attend Jacksonville State University on a Faculty Scholarship. Kimberly Sweet is the daughter of Trina Sweet of Cedar Bluff and the granddaughter of Georgia and Alvin Stanton of Royal Oak, Mich. Sweet’s awards include the Community Service award, sweet Academic Excellence award, Principal’s Honor Roll, Who’s Who Among American High School Scholars, Alabama Penman Short Story school and county winner, and she was a member of the Senior Beta Club, Math and Science Club, Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD,) Health Occupational Students of America (HOSA,) Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA,) and Jobs for American Graduates (JAG.) She plans to attend Gadsden State Community College and later transfer to Jacksonville State University to pursue a bachelor of science degree in nursing, or she may accept the Culinary Arts Scholarship through Gadsden State. Salutatorian is Helena Waits.
She is the daughter of Todd and Elisa Waits of Cedar Bluff and the granddaughter of Margie Souder, Joyce Waits and Verna Hughes, all of Cedar Bluff. waits Wait’s awards include the Principal’s Honor Roll, Academic Excellence award, All-American Scholar and Who’s Who Among American High School Students. She was a State FCCLA officer, a member of Youth Leadership, Cherokee National Beta Club, National Honor Society and the SGA. She was a cheerleader, played volleyball, basketball and ran track. She plans to attend Auburn University on an Auburn Leadership Scholarship, Auburn Achievement Scholarship, Board of Trustees Scholarship and the Roger Johnson Memorial Scholarship.
Darby Lachelle Abernathy, Mechelle Antionette Adams, Jessica Dyan Brannon, Garrett Lee Crane, Kyle Stuart Crane, Tanessa Rene Fife, James Cody Grubbs, Ashleigh Paige Hairrell, Harley Edward Ray Hanson, Breauna Von Holloman-Williams, Maci Breanne Hughes, Destiny Renee Humphrey, Audrey Jane Leach, Angelia Nicole Lyner, Katelyn Michelle Magda, Shayna Celeste Manning, Katie Ryan McBurnett, Christopher Jacob McElwee, Ashley Nicole Miller, Cason Nichole Murdock
Alexandria High School will hold commencement exercises for 127 seniors at 8 p.m. Thursday at Lou Scales Stadium. Baccalaureate services will be at 2 p.m. today at Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Alexandria. Valedictorian is Connor Ray Read. He is the son of Ray and Leigh Read of Wellington, and the grandson of Ray and Mary Ann Read of Wellington and Ken and Patsy Brewer of Oxford. Read’s awards and honors include: 2009 Boys State Representative, Senior Class President, Mr. AHS 2010, Alexandria High School Student of the Year 2008-09, Youth Leadership Calhoun read County 2008-09, Senior Class Favorite, editor of Bear Facts (school newspaper), National Senior Honor Society, Key Club, Relay for Life volunteer, varsity football captain (2009-10), three-time AHS Varsity Football Player of the Week, Calhoun County Quarterback Club Player of the Week, and he played varsity baseball. He plans to attend Auburn University on a “Spirit of Auburn” Scholarship, Achievement Scholarship, AOD Federal Credit Union Scholarship and major in chemical engineering with pre-med specialization. Salutatorian is Tiffany Nicole McIlwain. She is the daughter of Tammy Goode of Wellington and Eric McIlwain, and the granddaughter of Mack and Gail Mitchell of Lineville, Ricky and Donna Bickerstaff of Ashland, and Gary and Pat Goode of Alexandria. McIlwain’s awards and honors include: Spanish II Award, Alexandria High School Spanish Award, AHS McIlwain Top Ten for three years, Alexandria High School Math Award, member of Mu Alpha Theta and Spanish Club. She plans to attend Jacksonville State University on a Faculty Scholarship and then transfer to Samford University to attend pharmacy school.
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Zachery Storm Nance, James Robert Nelson, Joseph Allen Pack, Britney Jessica Pearsey, Skyler Doyle Pruitt, Morgan Danielle Rattray, Nicholas Paul Reed, Kemberlee Michele Roberts, Travis Lee Sopish, Kimberly Lynn Sweet, Phillip Raylee Thornburgh, Helena Morgan Waits, Sarah Nichole Waters, Tabitha Mary Astleford Waters, Ethan Ryan Welchel, Kai Xiao Wen, Cortney Leeann Wilson and Cody Allen Wooden.
toria Nicole Bush-Weatherspoon, Beronica Paige Butterworth, Casey Lynn Butterworth, Alysia Danielle Campbell, Kendall Rae Campbell, Courtney Paige Carlisle, Joshua Andrew Chandler, Colton Tanner Christjohn, Caroline Hinton Clay, Thomas Albert Clifton III, Harold Duke Cole, Dillon Ray Connell, Jessica Shawn Crook, Kyle Anthony Crumley, Ronald Lynn Davis, Stevie Dwayne Dodd, Sadie Jean Dulin, Haley Lashae Dunston, Jeremy Ray Dutton, James Garrett Epperson, Zachary Dalton Estes, Brittany Leigh Ford, Terry James Gerber
G-L James Hunter Ginn, Raymond Lee Glenn III, Lori Shea Green, Seth Tanner Hall, Phillip Jamal Hardy, Bethany Christeena Harris, Eugene Alexander Hodge, Melissa Ann Holliday, Coty James Horton, Natashia Canita Horton, Kelsie Alise Howard, Shelby Nicole Howell, Ezekiel Kenneth Hughes, Christopher Ray Jenkins, Bradley Alan Johnson, Jaron Tyrome Johnson, Natasha Lagisolia Jones, Tevin Montrez Jones, Bobby Hunter Kelley, Ryan Clark Kelly, Austin William Key, Kendra Deangelo Kirby, Dominique Aliyah Lacy, James Michael Landers
M-Q Landon Daniel Mannick, Colton Lamar Maye, Braydenton Shane Mccormick, Brittney Michele McCrelles, Tiffany Nicole McIlwain, Matthew Lane McNew, Kendall Levon McWilliams, Joseph Mark Mitchell, James Dalton Moody, Thomas Andrew Morris, Anna Lee Murphy, Colton Keith Nunnally, Jose Ortega Jr., Corey Lane Owen, Tanner Mackenzie Owens, Meagan Ky Parris, Cody Blake Parton, Reginald Shuntavious Patterson, William Cody Perry, Erin Michele Phillips
R-T Joshua David Ray, Connor Ray Read, T. Jacob Rinehart, Toniesha Deashley Roberson, Hannah Elizabeth Shaddix, Jonathan Ross Shanks, Taylor Wade Shanks, Sierrah Leigh Shatus, Aundrea Nicole Smallwood, Justin Randall Smith, Kierra Meshia Stanford, Lacie Rena Stay, Dalton Lavon Stephens, Cody Wayne Strickland, Kelsey Jo Taylor, Shameka Nicole Taylor, Brittany Alexis Dawn Teague, Derrick Renaldo Thomas, Rodericus Quintez Thomas, Samantha Kelli Thomason, Claira Bridges Thompson, Christina Shay Turner
A-F Matthew Tray Adams, Benjamin Robert Lee Allen, Timothy Lakeith Anderson, Shameka Nicole Beason, Hayden Elizabeth Behles, Nicholas Toney Barker Bentley, Jacy Delane Bolling, Thomas Adam Bonds, Heather Anne Bowers Krystal Nicole Bradford, Mary Hannah Brittain, Anthony Cody Brown, Justin Kaine Brown, April Angelica Bryant, Natasha Breanna Burcham, Brooklyn Ann Burgess, Isiah Demise Burgin, Latasha Nicole Bush, Shay-
Courtney Nichole Van Nest, Steven Andrew Villa, Alex Van Ward, Jessica Ruth Warren, Taylor Laci Warren, Heather Shae Watson, Crystal Gail Wells, Shelby Ladanna Wells, Alisanne Nicole Whaley, Nijal Kiambi Wilcox, Morgan Leigh Wilkinson, Monica Lynn Williams, Kelly Suzanne Willis, Hanna Nichole Wilson, Jessica Ann Wilson, Samantha Gail Wilson, Marlena Dawn Woodard, Jessica Danielle Worthy, Kayla Nicole Wright, Feng Xiao and Joshua Paul Zanzig.
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pell city High School No. of graduates: 268 Valedictorian: Andrew Cagle Salutatorian: Bridget Benson Pell City High School held commencement exercises for 268 seniors on May 20 at Pete Rich Stadium. Baccalaureate services were May 13 at New Hope Baptist Church. Sgt. Richard Agnew was the speaker. Valedictorian is Andrew Cagle. He is the son of Dorn and Pam Cagle of Pell City. Cagle was the top math student, a member of the English Honors Society, cagle Spanish Honors Society, president of the Beta Club and the Spanish Club, SGA Senator, and he played basketball (shooting guard, team captain, All-Area), and baseball (short-stop, second round of the playoffs). He plans to attend Auburn University and major in aerospace engineering. He received the Spirit of Auburn Founders Scholarship, the Achievement Scholarship and the VFW Essay Scholarship. Salutatorian is Bridget Benson. She is the daughter of Greg Benson of Pell City and Patsy Benson of Buford, Ga., and the granddaughter of Barbara Benson of Pell City and benson Harold and Emily Dearborn of Silver Hill.
Benson received the Science Award, was a member of the Beta Club, Spanish and English Honor Societies, Spanish Club, archery team, Scholar’s Bowl team, was senior class SGA treasurer, was chosen “Most Intellectual,” is a member of Ascend Student Ministries and the Mays Bend Ladies Club. She plans to attend the University of Montevallo on a Presidential Honors Scholarship.
Cardenas, Kehaulani Gold Carpenter, Kecia Kashara Carter, Jacoby Lane Castleberry, Crystal Nicole Catania, Cynthia Leigh Cence, Tracie Elizabeth Chandler, Brittany Lynn Chavers, Christen L. Cook, Johnathan David Coshatt, Christopher Scott Covey, Matthew G. Croft, Zachary William Blake Cross, Cody A. Crowe, Tyler C. Crowe, William W.B. Curran, Sarah Caitlyn Davis, Trent Joseph Davis, Brendon Charles Donegan, Jacob Todd Dove, Candidates for Kayla Sheiree Dunaway, Andrew James Duncan, graduation Samual Conner Durden, Jordan Alexandra Durham, A-F Gregory Kyle Easterling, Christopher Dean Cory Matthew Echols, JessiAdams, Nicole Ashley ca Danielle Edwards, Henry Adams, Joseph Darren Russell Engstrom, Brooke Adkins, Daniel Elijah Allen Olivia Evans, Zakry L. FerJr., Shontelle Allen, Heather guson, Clara Ellison Fisher, Lea Alverson, Nicholas Stephanie Gail Fleming, R. Alverson, Stefanie Marques Demon Fomby, Diane Alverson, Joshua Michael Lee Fomby, Sara Daniel Armstrong, Emily Kate Freeman Suzanne Arrington, Kevin Ray Ash, Jacob Dean BaldG-L win, Ashley Lauren Ruth Bobby Roy Gable, ChanBarber, Garrett R. Barber, ning Alamain Gallups, Kevin Reid Basden, Tavia Kayla Marie Gann, Brandon Juanita Bedford, CathM. Garrett, Porscha Marie erine Lawson Bell, John Garrett, Aaron R. George, Adam Benefield, Bridget Zachary Todd Glenn, SteRae Benson, Hunter Chad phen Van Goin, Tabitha Billingsley, Mackenzie Lauren Golden, Kaitlyn Paralee Bishop, Brandon M. Bleakley, Anthony Ryan Rae Gossett, Tavoris Gover, Bone, Carl Steven Bouchil- Alli E. Gowins, Jacob Scott lon Jr., Tyler Michael Bovia, Gragg, Jacquelyn Nicole Graham, Justin A. Graham, Seth Alan Brasher, Ashley Austin Charles Green, Noelle Brewster, Amanda Marlynn Hanes, Amber Marie Brittian, Stephanie Leann Harris, Andrew M. Brown, Tanner Dalton Buckley, Mary Beth Burke, Dean Harris, Stephen Kyle Chelsea A. Bussey, Andrew Harris, Shelby Elise Hartley, Jeslyn Nicole Hawkins, Paul Philip Cagle, Jordan A. Jason Haynes Jr., BrenCagle, Jerad G. Cambron, Chance C. Canary, Skylar nan Drake Haynes, John Luke Capuano, Ashton David Haynes, Gage Lee B. Carden, Gregory L. Hazelwood, Javita Michelle
Henderson, Brittney Talisa Hill, Joel Alexander Hobson, Justin Brent Hollis, Lance Ryder Hollis, Stephen Douglas Hollis, Brianna Alexandra Holman, Matthew G. Holmes, James Dwight Horsley, Carri Lashaye Howard, Samantha Tyler Howard, Bethany Gale Howell, Matthew James Huey, Tresvant Marquise Hunter, Chelsea Nicole Isbell, Justin Frank Isbell, Tiffany Nicole Isbell, Jacob Alexander Isdell, Cortney Anne Jacobs, Megan Rae Jeffers, Jessica Jenkins, Lydia Jimenez, Matthew Sten Johansen, Magan M. Johnston, Robert Kendall Jones, Taylor D. Jones, Tyler Joshua Jones, Ashley Nicole Jordan, Howard Monroe Kennamer, Dustin A. Key, Jackson Cody Kimberly, Tymira Jenette King, Anna M. Knight, Marty Wayne Knight, David Krehbiel, Joseph P. Kujan, Codie Lynn Lambert, Colby Adam Lampi, Britisha Chauntal Lane, Alexis G. Lawley, Josh Lee Lawrence, Cyndel Renee Layfield, Dalton Wayne Leverett, Ricardo Nava Lowery, Thomas Alexander Luna, Andrew Dale Lybrand
Marc Alan Merchant, Kyle Brennen Miller, Stevie Lynn Miller, Andria Treasure Mitchell, Aryn Elizabeth Monistere, Artiea Laraye Moore, Penny Ann Moorman, Brittany Morrow, Richard Anthony Morrow, Stephanie Nicole Morrow, Justin Daniel Munkus, Alyssa N. Cross Murphy, Heather Marie Murray, Robert Lee Nelms, Bryton Christian Nixon, Veronica Ochoa, Alex Hamilton Oden, Rontavis Deandre Oden, Brennon Robert Oliver, David L. Owen, Trae Alan Parker, Cati Leigh Pearce, Maria Andrea Pedraza, Vince Glenn Phillips, Isreal S. Pineda, Carissa Lea Porter, Jessie J. Posey, Jennifer Lynn Poteracki, Catherine Jordan Price, Cecile Hope Price, Jadia N. Pridmore
Smith, Jamey M. Sorensen, Baylee Elizabeth Sowter, Joshua Dawayne Sparks, Justin Keith Staples, Austin Gill Stevens, Corey Hunter Stewart, James Dylon Stewart, Shon D. Stice, Haylie Alexandria Streety, Jeffery C. Swam, Shelby Leigh Swindle, Kendell Eve Tatum, James Dennis Taylor, Silas Edward Taylor, Derek X. Thistle, Kristen Paige Thomas, Desmond O’Neal Tolen, Amanda Lynn Torofer, Cruz Antonio Torres, Zachary P. Toth, Jessica Leeann Tucker, Re’chelle Marie Turner, Michael Zachary Tyler
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clay county High School No. of graduates: 66 Valedictorian: Misty Ann Hanson Salutatorian: Chelsea Nicole McCollum Historian: Chloe’ Paige Worth Clay County High School will hold commencement exercises for 66 seniors at 7 p.m. Friday at Horn-White Stadium. Baccalaureate services will be at 6 p.m. today at First Baptist Church of Ashland. The Rev. A.L. Courtney will speak. Valedictorian is Misty Ann Hanson. She is the daughter of Howard Smith and Martha Hanson of Ashland. Hanson was a member of Who’s Who, the hanson A/B Honor Roll, a participant in the Auburn Leadership Conference, Southern Union State Community College Math Tournament, Senior Beta Club, Math Team and Big Buddies. She plans to attend Southern Union State Community College on a Presidential Academic Scholarship and pursue a career as an archaeologist. Salutatorian is Chelsea Nicole McCollum. She is the daughter of Shannon and Brad Robertson and Keith and Gwen McCollum, all of Ashland, and the mccollum granddaughter of Felton and Judy McCollum of Ashland, Brenda Koch of Ashland and Joe Koch of Lineville. McCollum was an Auburn Leadership Conference participant, ranked 15th in the statewide Math Tournament, was an All-American Scholar, a member of the National Honor Roll, Senior Beta Club, Math Team, Future Teachers of America, Big Buddies, Athletic Club, Students Again Destructive Decisions, was captain of the cheerleading squad and has been a cheerleader for six years. She plans to attend Southern Union State Community College on a Presidential Academic Scholarship and then transfer to Auburn University to pursue a career in pharmacy. Historian is Chloe’ Paige Worthy. She is the daughter of Tim and Coline Worthy of Ashland and the granddaughter of Barby and Nell Miller worthy and Era F.
Clarke, all of Ashland. Worthy was an Alabama Girls State representative, HOBY representative, Clay County Junior Miss, Senior Class President, Auburn Leadership Conference representative, JSU Emerging Leader, was secretary of the Senior Beta Club, secretary of SGA, a member of FFA, DECA, SADD, Big Buddies, CIA Athletic Club, the cheerleading squad and she played softball. She plans to attend Southern Union State Community College in Opelika on a Leadership Scholarship and later transfer to Auburn University.
Candidates for graduation A-L Breeman Dwight Ackles, Raymel Alvarez, Daniel Joseph Benefield, Devin Gage Benefield, Kevin Alexander Boehl, Michael Keith Brown Jr., Colton O’Brian Casey, Jessica Renee Chappell, Jimmeka Gabrielle Cooley, Stephanie Lea Cotney, Benjamin Lee Endress, Dionar Yoni Portuondo Fuentes, Thomasena Genise Gaddis, Katie Scarlett Gordon, Melissa Nicole Green, Jonathan Corey Hallman, Misty Ann Hanson, Corey Joseph Haynes, Amber Nicole Heath, Kara Leigh Heath, Cody Kyle Hilyer, Kevin Anthony Horn, Brittany Nickole Hunter, Brandon Clyde Hurst, Nicholas Adam Hurst, Anthony Jevon Jeffers, Zachary Neil Jordan, Samirah Janay Lee, Scottie Lee Lowry
Homeschool graduates Anniston Christian Academy Anniston Christian Academy held commencement exercises for Michael J. Leavitt May 16.
Harvest Home School Harvest Home School held commencement exercises for Bethany Lester May 20.
Oxford Christian School Oxford Christian School held commencement exer-
ohatchee High School No. of graduates: 63 Valedictorian: Kevin Robert Parnell Salutatorian: Brandy Christine Ray Historian: Emily Breyanna Wilson Ohatchee High School will hold commencement exercises for 63 seniors at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Roy C. Owens Field. Valedictorian is Kevin Robert Parnell. He is the son of Kyle and Sandra Parnell of Ohatchee and the grandson of Mary Davis of Piedmont. Parnell was selected “Top Teen” by The Anniston Star, placed first in the state Parliamentary Procedure PARNELL (Future Business Leaders of America) competition, received the Anniston Elks Lodge “Most Valuable Student” award, and the Cadillac Award (awarded for all A’s and perfect attendance), was a member of the A Honor Roll, has received the Principal’s Award since elementary school, was president of Future Business Leaders of America, class president, played varsity football, was a member of the Scholars Bowl, Math Team, and the band. He plans to attend Auburn University on a Leadership Scholarship, “Most Valuable Student” Scholarship from the Anniston Elks Lodge, the Energen Scholarship from Alagasco, and the F.B.L.A. Scholarship, major in Anatomical Sciences and pursue a degree in pre-medicine. After Auburn University, he plans to attend medical school at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and pursue a career as an infectious disease specialist with a sub-specialty in cardiology. Salutatorian is Brandy Christine Ray. She is the daughter of Terry and Bobby Ray of Ohatchee and the granddaughter of Betty Conner of Weaver, Terry Hunt of Oxford and Patricia Ray of Amarillo, Texas. Ray was a member of the Principal’s Club, A Honor Roll, Dean’s
M-Q Shannah Lyn Mathews, April Chantal McCain, Chelsea Nicole McCollum, Brandon Andrew McDonald, Tevin O’Brian McLemore, Craigory Shawn Meek, Michael Allen Millender Jr., Ashley Lane Mitchell, Brooklyn Lane Mitchell, Erin Leigh Mitchell, Kara Brook Mitchell, Katelyn Marie Mitchell, Kelsey Paige Moore, Alisha Rochelle Mowrey, Chelsea Cheyenne Nappier, Jeremy Frank Phillips, Starla Michelle Ryhal, Dillon Shane Satterwhite, Alex Ford Shirey, Candace Brook Shirey, Kiera Shamayne Simmons, LaFredrick Jercori Simmons, Chasity Nicole Smith, Derek Matthew Suggs, Thomas Dalton Tapley, Lashaman Deneard Taylor, Kayla Marie Travis, Rhonda Fran Turley, Eddie Todd Whaley Jr., Lucas Fitzgerald Whetstone, Cory DeWayne White, Galyn Hannah Wilcox, Jerdarius Damon Williams, Paige Evett Wilson, Chloe` Paige Worthy, Jackson Robert Wynn and Jadde Nicole Yearick.
cises for Elizabeth Coley and Zana Vaughn May 15. Haley McDaniel plans to graduate later this year.
Pathways Academy Pathways Academy will hold commencement exercises for Kathryn Elizabeth Britton and Taylor Edward Parker May 29.
Trinity Christian Academy Trinity Christian Academy held commencement exercises for Andrew Lynn Haynes and Jessica Ann Husted May 19.
trinity christian aca. Trinity Christian Academy held commencement exercises for four seniors on May 19 at Trinity Baptist Church. Coach Chris Randall was the speaker. Baccalaureate services were May 16 at Trinity Baptist Church. State Sen. Hank Erwin was the speaker.
Graduates were Laura Marie Dennis, Andrew Lynn Haynes (homeschool), Jessica Ann Husted (homeschool) and Bryan James Williamson (homeschool).
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List, Key Club, FBLA, Mu Alpha Theta, Phi Theta Kappa, All County Softball Team, basketball team, band, cheerleading squad, and placed second in the state for FBLA. RAY She plans to attend Jacksonville State University on a full scholarship and study chemistry and applied mathematics. Historian is Emily Breyanna Wilson. She is the daughter of James and Cynthia Wilson of Ohatchee and the granddaughter of James and Sandra Tilley of Alexandria, Dan and Patricia Nelson of Douglas, and Hugh and Jane Wilson of JacksonWILSON ville. Wilson was a participant in the Medical & Healthcare Leadership Program at Columbia University, the Congressional Leadership Conference in Washington, D.C., the Capstone Leadership Conference at the University of Alabama, was a Congressional Guest at the 2009 Presidential Inauguration, was a member of the National Honor Society, Christian Club (President), Future Business Leaders of America (Public Speaker, State 3rd place), Key Club (President), yearbook staff (Photo Editor), student government representative, was chosen Who’s Who “Best Personality” and “Most Likely to be Famous,” World Yoshukai Karate Kobudo Organization member, a member of the band and Drum Major for two years (earning Superior ratings), and is a member of Hill Crest Baptist Church. She plans to attend the University of Alabama on a Presidential
Scholarship, an Engineer Scholarship and the Elks “Most Valuable Student” Scholarship and major in Chemical Engineering/PreMed.
Candidates for graduation A-L Kara Shae’ Allen, Kaci Lee Gayle Amos, LaNeshia Ashley Anderson, Stephanie Kaye Boatwright, Christopher Scott Brown, Gary Brendon Brown, Whitney Ann Bryant, Alicia RaeByers, Justin Bruce Cash, Kalyn Shayne Champion, Mattie Elizabeth Chatman, Lucky Brian Clark, Patrick Lynn Colley, Jasmine Elizabeth Crook, Jessica Glynn Davidson, Jordan Dean Dodgen, Cody Garth Dulaney, Zachary Scott Dulaney, Christopher M. Edwards, Tyler Allen George, Tatiana Marie Gladden, Brittany Michelle Graham, Jessica Paige Green, Sommer Danielle Grimes, Clint Douglas Hall, Jonathan Dunaway Hecker, Brittany Elizabeth Hightower, Dylyn Stuart Hill, Christopher Damon Holmes, Michael Tyler Howard, Michael Adam Jinks, Alex James Johnson, Catlin Marie Kelley, Johnathan Blake Langston, Blake Andrew Lee
M-Y Landon Waylon Magouyrk, Cody Austin Matthews, Russell Blake McGlaughn, Haley Noel McMurrey, Madison Cierra Anne Mink, Jeffery Kenton Mowery, James Adam Ray Muns, Nicholas Norton, Kayla Shanay Nunnelly, Kevin Robert Parnell, Nikolas Scott Craig Perrella, Anthony Terrell Pinson, Brandy Christine Ray, Tyler Samuel Roberts, Carrie Ann Rowe, Devin Tyler Strawn, Kyle Manning Taylor, Kristin Lauren Teague, Joshua S. Truitt, Hope Daun Tyree, River Lee Webb, Michael Wayne West, Samuel Robert Wheeler, Varylon Brook White, Nathan Andrew Whitley, Emily Breyanna Wilson, Kara Sheree Winn and Cassie Elizabeth Yost.
WHITE PLAINS High School No. of graduates: 85 Valedictorian: Jordyn Avery Salutatorian: Leah Hendry Historian: Jennifer Spoon White Plains High School will hold commencement exercises for 85 seniors at 7 p.m. Thursday at the stadium. Baccalaureate services will be at 7 p.m. today at Golden Springs Baptist Church. Valedictorian is Jordyn Avery. She is the daughter of Leslie Burgess of Anniston and Gary Avery of Birmingham and the granddaughter of Bob and Stella Hendon of Oxford. Avery was a participant in the 2009 Alabama’s Governor’s School, 2008 People to People Student Ambassador, Alabama State Track Meet participant (grades 8-12), a member of the Alabama State Choir and qualifier for AVERY partial scholarship to UAB, was president of the Sr. Beta Club, a member of the Math Team, Concert and Show Choirs, Spanish Club, and track and field (grades 8-12). She plans to attend the University of Alabama at Birmingham and major in Biology and minor in Chemistry and Spanish and attend UAB’s School of Medicine to pursue a career as an orthopedic surgeon. She has been accepted into the UAB Honors Academy. Salutatorian is Leah Hendry. She is the daughter of Grant and Cindy Hendry of Anniston and the granddaughter of Frank Goodspeed of Syracuse, N.Y., and Leslie Hendry of Auckland, New Zealand. Hendry was a People to People Student Ambassadors, a member of Alabama Youth Leadership Program, Youth Leadership Calhoun County, A Honor Roll throughout high school, Beta Club, SADD, FBLA, track and field, cross country, was a dual enrollHENDRY ment student and mentor. She plans to attend Georgia State University and major in international economics and modern language. She has accepted the Elk’s Club Scholarship, the Georgia State University Campus Atlanta Scholarship, Honors Scholarship, and has been accepted into the Georgia State University Honors Program. Historian is Jennifer Spoon. She is the daughter of Steven and Robin Spoon of Jacksonville and the granddaughter of Hal and Gail of Jacksonville, Heinz
and Janet Mueller of Jacksonville and Ralph and Jean Spoon of Piedmont. Spoon was a member of the National Honor Roll, All-State Choir for four years, Youth Leadership Calhoun County, Girls State (2009), JSU Honor Choir, a varsity cheerleader for two years and ran varsity track for a year. She plans to attend Jacksonville State University on a full scholarship and major in sociology and minor in business.
Candidates for graduation A-F Jessica Arthur, Jason Ault, Jordyn Avery, LaDawn Bannister, Cole Bannister, Brandon Batey, Katie Beecham, Jacob Borrelli, Curtis Bowman, Cameron Box, Hannah Brooks, Nikki Buchanan, Tyler Butler, Megan Caraway, Jose Carbajal, Shelby Catoe, Tara Chastain, Lindey Chilton, Alex Christen, Tasha Clapper, Laykin Colgrove, Chase Connell, Dakota Coody, Shanea Cromer, Leia Doss, Whitney Easterwood, Hilary Faulkner, Heather Finch, Christy Fry
G-N Morgan Gonshor, Payton Gregg, Marisa Hamby, Cody Hardcastle, Patrick Haynes, Leah Hendry, Kayla Hill, Keisha Hockenberry, Tyler Hubbard, Megan Jackson, Caleb King, Ciara Kirk, Samantha Landers, April Levens, Jerry Lewallen, Keisha Lewallen, Danielle Livingston, Haley Loveless, Leah Luther, Andy McComb, Maggie McFate, Brandy McKleroy, Holly Medders, Koty Morgan, Alex Morrison, Matthew Nelson, Josh Norton
O-Z Kerry Odom, Charity Osowski, Tyler Owen, Robert Parker, Jennifer Peoples, Molly Pettus, Christian Rogers, Andrew Sanford, Brandi Scott, Ian Sharum, Landon Shoemaker, Jennifer Spoon, Cortney Steadham, Hillary Stephens, Kalyn Story, Kaitlyn Stuart, Kelsey Taylor, Colie Thomas, Breanna Travis, Marley Truett, Caed Turner, Kristina Turner, Amber Walker, Wesley Waybright, Ryan Williams, Andrea Wilson, Lauren Wood, Brock Wright and Victor Zamora.
helen keller school Helen Keller School will hold commencement exercises for three seniors at 1.30 p.m. Thursday at Wood Hall Auditorium. Dr. Joseph F. Busta Jr., former AIDB president, will speak. Baccalaureate services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Hawkins Chapel. Fred McCallum, President of AT&T Alabama, will speak. Candidates for graduation: Joshua Lee Cooper of Ashford, Ahzia Foster of Decatur and Timmareo Woods of Auburn.
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Joshua Lee Cooper, Ahzia Foster and Timmareo Woods will graduate from Helen Keller School on Thursday.
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No. of graduates: 106 Summa cum laude: Emily Lakey, Jessica Trickett, Briana Gregory, Drew Ford, Jordan Alldredge, Laura Strickland, C.J. Vick
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Munford summa cum laude graduates, from left to right: C.J. Vick, Briana Gregory, Emily Lakey, Jessica Trickett and Jordan Alldredge. Drew Ford and Laura Strickland (not pictured) are also summa cum laude. Drew Ford is the son of Bruce and Tina Ford of Talladega and the grandson of Bob and Janice Ford of Talladega and Charles Hale and Mary Medlock of Lincoln. Ford’s awards and honors include: Highest Average in Geometry, Highest Average in World History, Most Likely to Make a Difference, JSU Emerging Leader. He was president of the Beta Club, a member of FCA, SGA, First Priority, MClub, and he played varsity baseball for two years. His church activities include Student Choir, Adult Choir, Ensemble, and Worship Band (The Stand). He plans to attend Jacksonville State University on a Faculty Scholars Scholarship and major in physical therapy. Most importantly, he plans to continue to worship at Munford Baptist Church and strengthen his relationship with Jesus Christ. Jordan Alldredge is the son of John and JoAnn Alldredge of Oxford and the grandson of Johnny and Rachel Alldredge of Munford. Alldredge received the Academic Award of Excellence, Highest Agriscience Average, had perfect attendance, was a member of the A Honor Roll, FFA, Senior Beta Club, and he played football. He is in a CO-OP program with the Anniston Army Depot that will pay for college at Gadsden State Community College for an Industrial Automation Certificate, which will lead to full-time employment. Laura Strickland is the daughter of Matt and Holli Strickland of Munford and the granddaughter of John and Sue Adcock of Anniston and Bob and Sue Strickland of Munford. Strickland received the Highest Average in English (two times), Highest Average in Humanities, was chosen Miss MHS, was a member of the marching and concert bands, Senior Beta Club, Key Club, Tri-M, and “Lion’s Roar” yearbook staff. She was the drum major, flute section leader, and first chair flute in the band. She plans to attend Jacksonville State University on an Academic Scholarship and an AOD Federal Credit Union Scholarship and major in English Education, teach middle school for a number of years and then pursue a doctorate in English and teach at a collegiate level at the University of Alabama. C.J. Vick is the son of Don Vick and Tina Benson of Munford and the grandson of Marion “Tink” and Marcia Vick of Sylacauga and Kyle and Dianne Benson of Childersburg. Vick was a member of the Munford High School Marching Lions for six years and president his senior year, honor bands (20072010), Senior Beta Club, and Tri-M. He plans to attend Jack-
sonville State University on a Faculty Scholars Scholarship and major in nursing and minor in psychology. Most important to him, he plans to continue his life in supporting a family, worshipping God and working toward a great future.
Candidates for graduation A-G Jacob Taylor Adams, William James Akridge, Jordan Kent Alldredge, Dominique Marquase Allen, Tiffany Ann Allen, Heather Michelle Angle, Russell David Banks, Ja’Marcus Markese Beavers, NiKeenan Rodriquez Bell, Jacob Ryan Blackburn, Terry Wayne Bonner Jr., Brittany Ellen Boone, Delisha Nicole Boone, Mytekia Michelle Saboe Boyd, Cory Aaron Bradford, Phillip Lee Brashier, Justin Andrew Brewer, Coriande Cortez Brown, Mario LaKean Carter, Amber Elaine Casey, Cory Cyrus Champion, Serra Elisabeth Champion, Keyana Ambrea Chapman, Chazz Christopher Benjamin Chappell, Joshua Evan Christian, Breanna Lynn Cobb, Timothy Glenn Collins, Anthony Quintavis Marquis Cook, Amanda Michele Cooper, Christina Ann Cotton, Mikel Neil Couch, Briar Dale Cox, Marcellus Montrel Curry, Carlton Davis, DeMarcus Lywayne Davis, JaQuea Shanell Davis, Dontavious Lamon Dickerson, Jaren Keith Dorman, Adam Wayne Duncan, Adrian Carson Eady, Anna Christina Elston, Christopher Shane Ferguson, Wesley Drew Ford, Benjamin Nolan Fuller, Jared Cole Gable, Jonathon Wesley Gatlin, Dominique Shak’er Gooden, Briana Rebecca Gregory, Tanayshia Michelle Groce, Chasity Renea Gunter
H-P Julia Korin Hale, Jessica Brooke Hamlin, David Harris IV, Tesa Skye Hawkins, Tyler O’Dell Haynes, Kaylin Brooke Helms, Allen Gray Hendrix, De Anna Nicole Henley, Nallely Aguilar Hernandez, Lindsey Renae Hicks, Kelsey Lea Hogue, TaNeka Keyera Holland, Tavaris Holland, James Ray Horsky, Kendrick Lee Jackson, Travontay Floyd Jenkins, Tyler Ryan Johnston, Morgan Kay Jones, Ashley Nicole Judkins, Shana Marie Lackey, Emily Michelle Lakey, Shannon Lynn Landers, Terrell Lawler, Michael Tyrell Long, John Seth Lynn, Brianna Dee Mahaffey, Cody Lee Majors, Justin Dale Mann, Ashley Nichole Martin, Karlyn Martin, Dakota Danielle Matthews, Matthew James Moore, Chadwick Jamal O’Neal, Tyger Jean Paris, Hali Marie Prestridge, Matthew Daniel Pruitt
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Munford High School will hold commencement exercises for 106 seniors at 7 p.m. Thursday at Holcombe Field. Baccalaureate services will be at 2 p.m. today at Shady Grove Baptist Church. Summa cum laude graduates are Emily Lakey, Jessica Trickett, Briana Gregory, Drew Ford, Jordan Alldredge, Laura Strickland and C.J. Vick. Emily Lakey is the daughter of Rusty and Karen Lakey of Munford and the granddaughter of Betty Lakey of Munford and Leola Hooper of Munford. She is the sister of Lucas Lakey. Lakey was a member of the All System Academic Team, A Honor Roll, Senior Beta Club (president), Key Club (president, vicepresident), yearbook staff (editor-in-chief ), Senior Hall of Fame, M-Club, SGA (senior class vice-president), received Academic Letters, Highest Average in American History 10 and 11, English 10, Spanish 2, Computer 1 and 2 and Parenting & Child Dynamics, was chosen Ms. MHS Good Citizen, and was a junior varsity cheerleading captain, a varsity cheerleader for three years and an All-American Cheerleader nominee. She plans to attend the University of Alabama and major in political science, attend law school and pursue a career in law and, eventually, politics. Jessica Trickett is the daughter of John and Jenny Trickett of Munford and the granddaughter of Mike and Diane Long of Oxford and Jim and Jane Rollins of Talladega. Trickett’s awards and honors include: A Honor Roll (four years), Academic Letter award, Highest Average in Chemistry, American History Post 1900 and Algebra II, was selected Prom Queen, was a JSU Leadership Day representative, was chosen Senior Class Who’s Who “Most Likely to Succeed,” was co-editor of the yearbook staff, vice president of the Beta Club, member of First Priority, choir, Munford Baptist Student Ministry, was Munford High School’s macot, “Roary,” and she plays the guitar. She plans to attend Gadsden State Community College on a GSCC Ambassador Program Scholarship and a Coosa Valley Electric Company Scholarship and then transfer to a four-year institution to complete her degree in Secondary English Education. She also plans to serve as a music minister. Briana Rebecca Gregory is the daughter of Charles and Edith Gregory of Anniston and the granddaughter of James and Mary Burton and Henry and Rebecca Gregory, all of Montgomery. Gregory’s awards and honors include: Academic Letter Award, Highest Average in English, Who’s Who “Best Dressed,” was recently invited to join Gadsden State Community College’s Chapter of the Phi Theta Kappa Honors Society, is a Dual Enrollment Student, Early Graduate (1 year). She was president of the Student Government Association, secretary of the Senior Beta Club; is a member of Victory Headquarters Christian Center, media specialist, teen choir, member of Tee-Aka Youth Group sponsored by the Iota Mu Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., and played volleyball. She plans to attend Tuskegee University on an Academic Scholarship and major in biology and pursue a career as an optometrist. She received scholarships from the Talladega County Education Foundation, the Talladega/ Sylacauga Alumni Chapter of the Kappa Phi Alpha Fraternity, and the Talladega Alumni Chapter of the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
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No. of graduates: 82 Valedictorian: CharQuila Octavia Jelks Salutatorian: Ashley Nichole Dennis Historian: Shelby Lynn Jones
No. of graduates: 9 Valedictorian: Anna Enger Salutatorian: Bindia Patel Historian: Courtney Hall
Walter Wellborn High School will hold commencement exercises for 82 seniors at 7 p.m. Thursday at the stadium. Baccalaureate services will be at at 8:30 a.m. today at Leatherwood Baptist Church. Pastor Mike Owens will speak. Valedictorian is CharQuila Octavia Jelks. She is the daughter of David and Ludie Jelks of Anniston and the granddaughter of Hazel McLaughjelks lin of Hobson City. Jelks was a member of the A-B Honor Roll, National Honor Society, president of Future Business Leaders of America, editor-in-chief of the school newspaper, class secretary, and was senior high basketball scorekeeper. She plans to attend Jacksonville State University on a Valedictorian Scholarship and an AOD Scholarship and major in marketing and business management. Salutatorian is Ashley Nichole Dennis. She is the daughter of Alan and Darla Smith of Anniston and the granddaughter of Pat Williamson of Weaver. Dennis’ awards and dennis honors include: Who’s Who for six years, Who’s Who Among American Scholars, Youth Leadership Calhoun County, Junior High Honor Society and Senior High Honor
Society. She was a member of the Student Council for two years, was Senior Class President, Choir President, a member of the Key Club, and Dexter: The Final Moments His Annointed Frontline, and the dance line for two years. She plans to pursue a career as a physical therapist and graphic designer. Historian is Shelby Lynn Jones. She is the daughter of Gail and Paul Jones of Anniston and the granddaughter of Linda Pugh of Anniston and Oliver jones Jones of Eastaboga. Pugh was chosen “Most Intellectual,” received an Academic Letter for six years, and was a member of the Honor Society and FCCLA. She plans to attend Jacksonville State University on a Faculty Scholarship.
Candidates for graduation A-F Brittany Nicole Barclay, Melanie Charmaine Barksdale, Jarvis Demetri Bolton, Adam William Brown, Trenton Myles Brown, Justin Charles Bryant, Matthew Lawrence Butler, Theodore Ross Chandler, Joshua Pascal Cofield, Patrick Chase Cooper, Steven Matthew Cooper, Kenisha Paige Cosper, Samantha Jonine Davis, Ashley Nichole Dennis, Tchalandra Latasha Dorman, Latoya Meon Ellington, Jimmy Keith Ford, Desmond Ray Frklic
G-L Jessica Desiree Gardner,
Chasity Reaona Glass, Erin Elizabeth Grindle, Jamey Lynne Hamby, Hillary Autumn Hawkins, Kamron A. Hawkins, Kenneth Lee Haygood, Jacob Bradley Haynes, Landon Cole Holtman, Phillip Chandler Honea, Ciara Monique Hubbard, Nicholas Blake Hubbard, Tiara Monee Hubbard, Regina LaShawn Isaac, Alexander Jefferson, Charquila Octavia Jelks, Shelby Lynn Jones, Ravin Symone Jordan, Samantha Darlene Kayden, Algernon Kemp, Trae Allen Kiker, Ashley Danielle Laymon, Patrick Allen Lindsey, Steven Anthony Lloyd, Jenni Lynn Lovejoy
M-Q Tanisha Laverne Mallory, Jessica Paige Marshall, Lori Michelle Martin, Joseph Tyler McCarson, Tyler Zackary McDermott, Jonathan Tommy McKiddy, Shaquia Jalece McNeil, Richard Trey Milam, Johnny Tevetryus Moore, Nicholas Adam Nance, Chanita M. Norfleet, Katie Dawn Norris, Carolyn Amanda Norton, Daniel Joe Norton, Angel Marquis Nunn, Whitney Kristen O’Brien, Jordan David Phillips, Brandon Charles Pirritano, Patrick Dillon Poore, Jamie Nicole Pyle
R-W Julia Silva Rensi, Kevin Taylor Roberts, Matthew Korbyn Rooks, Kaleb Skylar Shears, Michael Adams Smith, Terry Scott Smith, Allison Paige Sparks, Christopher Blake Swann, Harvey Lester Talley Jr., Robert Sylvester Traylor, Chloe R. Turner, Freddie Lee Turner, Roy Melvin Watkins III, Jacob Lloyd Watson, Corie Marie Waugh, Omega Corinthia Williams, Lacy G. Willingham, Christopher Sloan Wilson and Preston Scott Woodard.
ranburne High School No. of graduates: 62 Valedictorian: Clint Gosdin Salutatorian: Chelsea Norton Ranburne High School held commencement exercises for 62 seniors on May 20 at Harlan Robinson Field. Baccalaureate services were May 16 at Harlan Robinson Field. Jerome Whaley was the speaker. Valedictorian is Clint Gosdin. He is the son of Keith and Lesa Gosdin of Ranburne and the grandson of Winfred and Linda Gosdin of Ranburne and L.J. and Bessie Pollard of Ranburne. Gosdin was chosen Who’s Who “Most Likely to Succeed,” class co-president, was a gosdin member of the A and B Honor Roll, 1st Place Physics Team at the University of Alabama Physics Competition, Beta Club, Physics Team, Math Team, Language Arts Team, played baseball and basketball, and is a member and audio technician of SonRise Baptist Church. He plans to attend Auburn University and pursue a degree in polymer/fiber engineering. He has received the Spirit of Auburn Scholarship, Auburn University Achievement Scholarship, Auburn University Advancement Scholarship and the Elk’s Most Valuable Student Scholarship. Salutatorian is Chelsea Norton. She is the daughter of Debra and Rickey Norton and the granddaughter of Lilla and Lester Norton of Muscadine and Johnny and Helen Junior of Heflin. Norton was chosen Who’s Who “Most Likely to Succeed, was a member of the A and norton B Honor Roll, Physics Team, Senior Beta Club, Math Team, Language Arts Team, Spanish Club and the dance line. She plans to attend Auburn University and pursue a doctorate in pharmacy. She has received a Spirit of Auburn Univer-
sity Scholarship, Leadership Scholarship, Advancement Scholarship and a College of Science and Mathematics Scholarship.
Candidates for graduation A-F Elizabeth Kay Anderson, Caleb James Anglin, Deidre Bailey, Steven Michael Barnes, Cody Ryan Benefield, Melissa Dawn Brimer, Jeremy Keith Bryant, Amber Kristine Burns, Daniel Nelson Chambers, Lindsey Faye Chaney, Anthony Kyle Clifton, Christian Brady Cook, Elizabeth Andree Echols, Amanda Brooke Edwards, Matthew Paul Ertzberger, Matthew Aaron Faunce, Magen Danielle Foster
G-M Jonathan Scott Garner, Michael Garrett, Haley Ann Gibbs, Clinton Jake Gosdin, Megan Leigh Haynes, Percy Dakota Huckeba, Dylan Wade Janney, Jalin Diane Jones, Tory Dillion Kimbrell, Robert Cody McAlpin, Taylor Louise McCord, Meredith Kristen McDowell, Whitney Ellen McIntyre, Robert Anthony McManus, Cassandra Leanne Merrill
N-S Kelsey Paige Nixon, Tucker Rowland North, Chelsea Lynn Norton, Hannah Carissa Norton, Andrew Dwayne Pollard, Amangie Keziriah Pritt, Lorie Kay Richardson, Megan Rae Robinson, Frances May Roth, Troy Sindolfo Rovelo, Brandon Neil Sanders, Christina Nicole Skinner, Hollie Savannah Skinner, Austin Leon Smith, Dustin Lee Smith, Isaac Steven Smith, Sarah Danielle Smith, Hanna Stephens
T-Z Cheyenne Nicole Taylor, Kenneth Dakota Taylor, Christian LeeAnn Alexander Thomason, Allison Daleigh Tucker, Leanna Marie Tullis, Dakota Trent Turner, Morgan Elizabeth Turner, Adam Waits, Victoria Taylor Walker, Darcie Ruthann Wallace, Kaydra Lynne Ward and Megan Leighann Whitman.
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Sacred Heart Catholic School will hold commencement exercises for nine seniors at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Bishop Robert J. Baker, S.T.D., will speak. Valedictorian is Anna Enger. She is the daughter of H.B. and Heather Enger of Oxford and the granddaughter of Julian and Anita Jenkins of Anniston. Enger received the Ranger Award and the Bronze Award, was a member of the A Honor Roll, Soccer Team (captain), Youth Leadership enger Calhoun County, represented Sacred Heart School at a Rotary Club luncheon, was a member of the Clay County Livestock Team, Venture Crew, Mu Alpha Theta, Beta Club, SGA (treasurer) and played soccer and basketball. She plans to attend Colorado State University on a Presidential Scholarship and study veterinary medicine. She has been accepted into the University Honors program. Salutatorian is Bindia Patel. She the daughter Gajendra and Bhavna Patel of Anniston and the granddaughter of Ramesh and Savita Patel Surat of India and Dahiben Patel of San Antonio, Texas. Patel was a member of the A-B Honor Roll, chosen “Most Dependable,” “Most Conscientious” in World History, earned the highest grade patel point average in Math, represented Sacred Heart School at a Rotary Club luncheon, attended the Emerging Leaders Day at
Jacksonville State University, was a member of the yearbook staff (editor), newspaper staff (editor), SGA (president), Beta Club, Mu Alpha Theta, Venture Crew, Art/Stage Design, performed in productions and stage crew in productions such as Alladin, Annie, Mulan, Willy Wonka, and played soccer and basketball. She plans to attend Jacksonville State University and major in biology and transfer to UAB and major in biology/ molecular miology. Historian is Courtney Hall. She is the daughter of Debbie and Wayne Hall of Anniston and the granddaughter of Dorothy and Don Steelman of Alexandria. Hall received the Ranger Award and the Bronze Award, was chosen “Most School Spirit,” “Most Conscientious” in Math, was a member of hall the A-B Honor Roll, SGA Senior Class representative, senior CYO, Venture Crew Treasurer and Vice President, captain of the girls’ soccer team, performed in school productions and Stage Design at Sacred Heart School, and played soccer. She plans to attend Mississippi State University on a university scholarship for her pre-vet requirements and major in biology. Afterward, she plans to attend a veterinarian medical college and work with small animals.
Candidates for graduation Anna Broughton Enger, Courtney Dorthea Hall, Amanda Lyne Mauter, Richard “Trey” Paul Palmedo III, Badal “Bradley” Gajendra Patel, Bindia Gajendra Patel, Michael Andrew Powell, Marlo Perez Thomas and Jerrell Devonte Woods.
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Congratulations to the Class of...
Michael Adam Jinks Kendall McWilliams Alexandria High School Grandparent: Phyllis McWilliams Congratulations, Von!
Ohatchee High School Parents: Michael & Regina Jinks We love you and are very proud of you! Love, Daddy, Mother, Allison & Aaron
Jamey Lynne Hamby Walter Wellborn High School Parents: Rudy & Beverly Hamby We are so proud of you. All our love, Daddy, Mama, Jessey, P.J. Maw Maw & Grandmother
Samantha Jade Landers White Plains High School Parents: Jeremy & Krystal Landers Sam, we are so proud of you and your accomplishments. May you always let God lead you. We love you! Mom, Dad, Nana, Big Dad and Granny
Joshua Craig Grubbs Oxford High School Parents: Keith & Phoebe Grubbs We are so proud of you. And we love you so very much. May God always bless you. Love, Momma & Daddy
Charquila O. Jelks
Wellborn High School Parents: Chris & Karla Swann
Katie Dawn Norris
Walter Wellborn High School
Wellborn High School Parents: Kenny & Becky Bunn Natasha Bunn
Parents: David & Ludie Jelks Grandparents: Paul Vincent Sr Kazie & Roscoe Malloy
Taylor Jones Cleburne County High School Parents: Gary & Melanie Jones
We are so proud of you!! We love you so much!! Congrats!!
Congratulations! I am so proud of you. Roll Tide!! I love you, Aunt Joyce
It was a blessing when you were born, a joy to watch you grow. God has paved a successful road for you and I pray you follow it through. Always keep your head held high and never look down at others. Make sure you give God all the praise and glory. Words can never express how proud we are of you. Love, Mom & Dad
Elizabeth Camilla Reese
Joshua David Ray
Andre Richardson (Poppy)
Alexandria High School Parents: Kim & George Ray
Saks High School Parents: Andra & Vergena Richardson
Best of luck in the future. We’re very proud of you. We love you. Mom & Dad Maw Maw & Paw Paw
Poppy, congratulations, you made it and good luck in the future. We love you. Mom, Dad, Sisters, Temecha & Vonsheeka
Alexandria High School Jacksonville Parents: High School Angela Burgess & Parents: the late Shane Burgess Mike & Jeanna Reese Grandparents: Tom & Brenda Zatorski “You have brains in your head. Gary & Pat Goode You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any Great-Grandmother: directions you choose.” Catherine Guthrie Dr. Seuss
Alexandria High School Parents: Mike & Shirley McCrelles Guess who did this? So Proud
Christopher Blake Swann
Congratulations! We are proud of you. Mom & Dad
Casey Shaye Crumley Weaver High School Parents: Jason & Sabrina Crumley We are proud of you! We love you very much.
Brendon Brown Ohatchee High School Parents: Kenny & Holly Brown You have the strength, patience, and the desire to reach for the stars and change the world! We love you! Dad, Mom, Kaitlyn
Lineville High School Parents: Mark & Cynthia Soleman Congratulations on earning the honor of being named the Valedictorian of your class. We are proud of your many accomplishments, and look forward to many more. Love always, Mom, Mark, Michael, Grandma, Aunt Kathy, Uncle Keith
Tara Chantai’ Smith Anniston High School Parents: Sandy Smith & Barry Shears Congrats to you Tara. We knew you could do it. Love you, Mama, Daddy, India, Ja’Mari & Caleb
Christina Shay Turner Alexandria High School
LaDarius Marquis English
Parents: Michael & Leeanne Turner
Anniston High School Parents & Grandparents: Rev. Tiyrone & Latonya Warren, Ollie Lee & Willie Mae English Your graduation is a time of remembering the past, celebrating the present, and looking forward to the future because GOD has so much in store for you. Darius, you make us proud. Love, Your Parents and Grandparents
Taylor Alexander Kilgore Donoho School Grandmother: Annis Kilgore Taylor, I love you and I am so proud of you.
Father she has knowledge, so will you show her now how to use it wisely and find a way somehow to make the world she lives in a little better place and make life with its problems, a bit easier to face... Grant her faith and courage and put purpose in her days and show her how to serve Thee in the most effective ways so all her education, her knowledge and her skill may find their true fulfillment as she learns to do Thy will and may she ever be aware in everything she does that knowledge comes from learning and wisdom comes from above. Helen Steiner Rice We love you Christina, Momma, Coplin, Maw-Maw, Paw-Paw, Greg, and Big Momma
Kyle Wayne Newton Weaver High School Parents: David & Sonja Newton Kyle, we are SO proud of the yound man you have grown up to be. Keep God first in your life and you will go far. We love you, Mom and Dad!
Hillary Stephens White Plains High School Parents: Dewayne & Deanna Stephens We are so proud of you. You are a blessing from God! We love you! Dad, Mom & Derek
Casey Breann Nowland Central Alabama Family Christian School Parents: Gerald & Yvonne Nowland We are so proud of you! Love, Mom, Dad, Cameron, Granny & Pap Nowland, Papa & Juanita Jarrell
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sand rock School No. of graduates: 66 Valedictorian: Megan Battles Salutatorian: Carrie Robertson Historian: Matthew A. Cole Sand Rock School will have commencement exercises for 66 seniors at 7 p.m. Thursday in the gymnasium. Baccalaureate services will be at 5 p.m. today in the gymnasium and will be hosted by Sand Rock Methodist Church. Valedictorian is Megan Battles. She is the daughter of Phil and Angla Battles and the granddaughter of James and Linda Dorsett and Virgil and Betty Adcock. Battles will graduate with an advance battles academic diploma with a 4.418 grade point average. She was a member of the Beta Club, FCCLA, Math and Science Club, and the Science Olympia Team. She played volleyball and runs track. Last year, she earned third place in pole vaulting at the state meet and was also able to compete in two other events at state. She has been very successful in volleyball, making it to the final four for three years in a row. She has received the Woodmen of the World History Award and the Academic Excellence Award. She and a teammate received second place in an event at the Regional Science Olympiad competition in Tuscaloosa. She plans to attend Jacksonville State University. Salutatorian is Carrie Robertson. She is the daughter of Ladonna and Randy Kasinger and Ronda and Keith Robertson and the granddaughter of Betty and Donald Kelley and Pat and Keith robertson Robertson. Robertson will graduate with an advanced academic diploma with a 4.37 grade point average. She was a member of the Beta Club, FCCLA, Math and Science Club, and the Science Olympiad Team. She played volleyball, basketball and softball. Her volleyball team has made it to the Final Four for the past three years and her softball team made it to Regional Tournament last year. She received the Academic Excellence Award every year while in high school, and has received the All-County Award in volleyball for the past two years and All-County and AllArea for softball last year. She plans to attend Jack-
sonville State University and pursue a career in medicine. Matthew A. Cole is graduating third in his class with a 4.385 grade point average. He is the son of Tracy and Mary Cole of Sand Rock. Cole is a member of Centre First United Methodist cole Church, has played varsity football for four years and was selected to the All-County and All-Region teams, and was selected as an All-State Honorable Mention in 2009. He played varsity basketball for two years and has been a state qualifier on the track and field team. He was a member of the Beta Club, Math and Science Club, and Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA). He was vice president of the Senior Class, was chosen “Class Favorite,” was secretary of SGA and second vice president of FFA. He attended the University of Alabama this past summer as Sand Rock’s Boys State representative. He plans to attend Samford University or Gadsden State Community College to pursue a career in pharmacy.
Candidates for graduation Tabitha Abernathy, Dwayne Akins, Cliff Bailey, Heather Bailey, Wiley Bailey, Josh Baker, Megan Battles, Josh Boatfield, Chase Brisendine, Ariel Brooks, Nicole Brown, Josh Butler, Jennifer Campbell, Nathan Chesnut, Chelsey Clayton, Matt Cole, Allison Colvin, Trinity Davis, Dakota Day, Gena Farmer, Jalisa Ferguson, Ryan Fulkman, Rickey George, Dustin Gladden, Kayla Goza, Scott Grier, Alyssa Hairrell, Jacob Harris, Latasha Haynes, Andrew Humphrey, Keri Jacobs, Taylor Kauffman, Jessica Kay, Kirbi Kuykendall, Brittany Mackey, Kayla Mashburn, Aleesha Mayrand, Melody McGinnis, Cody McQueen, James McRae, Dillon McWilliams, Derek Moncrief, April Morgan, Shay Noble, Hillary Parker, Tessa Pendergrass, Eddie Perez, Hayley Priessnitz, Wesley Pruitt, Meaghanne Ramsey, Carrie Robertson, Brittany Robinson, Rachel Routhier, Colton Ruple, Kayla Rutledge, Caleb Ryan, Logan Shortnacy, Cole Sims, Nicole Soignet, Tiffany Underwood, Philip Washburn, Justin Weaver, Destiny Westcott, Justin Whaley, Eric Witt and Michael Young.
alabama school for the blind No. of graduates: 7 Valedictorian: DannyRay Cortez Finley Salutatorian: James R. Leonard Alabama School for the Blind will hold commencement exercises for seven seniors at 7 p.m. Thursday at Oliver Hall Auditorium. Dr. Theron (Bill) East Jr., executive director of the National Association of State Directors of Special Education, Inc. in Alexandria, Va., will speak. Baccalaureate services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Hawkins Chapel. Fred McCallum, president of AT&T Alabama, will speak. Valedictorian is DannyRay Cortez Finley of Birmingham. He is the son of Delpher Finley of Birmingham. Finley was a 2010 AHSAA State Wrestling Champion (189 pound class), finley SCASB MVP, received the Excellence in Leadership Award from Troy University, was Senior Class President, Mu Alpha Theta president, Beta Club president, SCA president, and he was selected by Senator Jim Preuitt’s office for the Senatorial Page Program, ran track, and was a member of the
Venture Scouts and the swim team. He plans to attend Troy University on an Excellence in Leadership Award and major in criminal justice. Salutatorian is James R. Leonard of Montgomery. He is the son of Terrie Leonard of Montgomery. Leonard was a member of the A-B Honor Roll, yearbook leonard staff, band, wrestling team, work experience program, job shadowing participant, and Science Fair. He plans to take online courses available through DeVry University and major in game design and animation.
Candidates for graduation Alando L. Dixon of Talladega, Joseph Jemar Dumas of Talladega, Kenneth Lee Eagan of Brewton, DannyRay Cortez Finley of Birmingham, Brittany Nicole Goodwin of Wedowee, Kevin DeWayne Jones of Lineville and James R. Leonard of Montgomery.
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anniston High School No. of graduates: 105 Valedictorian: Taneika Weaver Salutatorian: Courtney Wysinger Historian: Brittnay Ta’maris Bradford Anniston High School will hold commencement exercises for 105 seniors at 7 p.m. Thursday at Lott-Mosby Memorial Stadium. Baccalaureate services will be at 9 a.m. Monday in the Performing Arts Center. Cedric Sparks will speak. Valedictorian is Taneika Weaver. She is the daughter of Kim Weaver of Anniston and Harold Weaver of Carrollton, Ga., and the granddaughter of Freddie Weaver of Wedowee, and Jeffrey and weaver Janice Dunson of Roanoke. Weaver was selected Miss Anniston High School, was a Wendy’s Heisman Award Winner, recognized by the Rotary Club, was a member of Youth Leadership Calhoun County, student council, Mu Alpha Theta, National Honor Society, FCCLA, and was chosen Best Defensive Player in softball. She plans to attend Auburn University and major in premedicine and pursue a career as a pediatrician. She has accepted the Academic Advancement Scholarship from Auburn University and the AU Board of Trustees Scholarship, the Cruzin’ for Jesus Motor Club Inc. Scholarship and the West Anniston Foundation Scholarship. Salutatorian is Courtney Wysinger. She is the daughter of Reiko C. Wysinger of DeArmanville and the granddaughter of Gwendolyn Wysinger and Robert Roberson of DeArmanville. Wysinger was a member of wysinger Youth Leadership Calhoun County, Emerging Leaders, A and B Honor Roll, Mu Alpha Theta, National Honor Society, Key Club, HOSA, FOCUS, Student Government Association, FBLA, The Legacy Club, yearbook staff, cheerleading squad, had perfect attendance, and was chosen “Most
Likely to Succeed.” She plans to attend Alabama State University and pursue a career as a physical therapist. She plans to accept a Presidential Scholarship, Aurora Scholarship, BECA Scholarship and The Legacy Club Scholarship. Historian is Brittnay Ta’maris Bradford. She is the daughter of Elizabeth Bradford of Anniston and the granddaughter of the late Orazell Turner and Adell Bradford of Anniston. She plans to attend The University of Alabama and bradford double major in pre-law and business administration and minor in writing and pursue a career as a criminal defense attorney, family attorney, juvenile judge, entrepreneur, and writer. She received the Woodrow Alvin and Sadie Bohorfoush Davis Endowed Scholarship (University of Alabama), Cleve Holloway Memorial Scholarship (Community Foundation), Dr. Clarence W. and Juanita Jairrels Scholarship (Community Foundation) and the Rev. John Nettles Memorial Scholarship (Community Foundation).
Marqueisha Latrece Garrett, Darienta Latrez Gray, Jacob Conelius Gray, Evelyn Rheann Hall, Jasmine Janay Hall, Terrance Gregory Harris, Tevin Jabri Hawkins, Rachea Renee Huguley, Quintarius Devontri Hutchison, Lashundra U. James, Leshondreyia Shivontae Jenkins, Tonya J. Jenkins, Cartavious Jamal Jones, Elizabeth Ann Jones, Hilary Shawnta Jones, Jaquona Shanae Jones, Jasmine N. Kemp, Deandra Shanay Kirkland, Keyshoun Vanta Kirksey, Neshon Shanta Kirksey, Olivia N. Laster, Alyssa Louis, Demetris Dante Lowery, Damarious Untae Lowrance, Montarious Quantae Lowrance, Laquetta Bell Lynch
M-Q Joshua Patrick Mallonee, Ladreka N. Marks, Elaija S. Mason, Juan M. Mason, Breanna Mon’Chell Massey, Deangelo Sanchez McDonald, Ronald Lewis McLester, Tunisha Lanay Miller, Tyree D. Miller, Angelica Montgomery, James Donald Montgomery Jr., Chesney A. Moore, Joel Zechariah Moore, Tavarius Quentae Morgan, Juwana Dionne Noel, Valencia Deshya Pass, Ambrose Darrious Patton, Nigel Ianlee Pearson
Shakita Shont’a Rawls, Shane D. Robinson, Diego Eduardo Rodriguez, Airelle Denyce Ross, Candidates for Mia Pernell Ross, Amauri Quingraduation tarious Royal, Michael Rush, Chanel Mable Russell, Isa Sabree, A-F Abigail Santillan, Manuel Edmar Savilla Santos, Matthew Wesley Tony D. Averitte, Jerald Scales, Nathan Ezekiel Shack, Aubrey Bailey, Eurecka Shantae Morgan Nicole Short, Jeremy Battle, Raymond Bernard Bell Sigler, TiAnna Felece Sims, Tara Jr., Darice Orthea Bowie, DariChantai Smith, Jarell L. Stamps, ous O’Shea Bowie, DeAngelo Morgan Bowie, Brittnay Ta’Maris Darius Deandre Taylor, Kenneth O’Brian Thomas, Quinisha Marie Bradford, Kameisha Amanda Brooks, Kiandra S. Carter, TaMei- Thomas, Jasmine Nicole Thornsha Lacrease Cheese, Charnovia ton, Keith Lamon Thornton Jr., Deshawn D. Triplett, Amaris Cherrea Colmes, Dominique Alexandra Crozier, Tessa Nesheal Nicole Tumbling Cunningham, Jeremy Blake Davis, Takeshia Dennard, Tarisha U-Z T. Dickerson, Quanesha Lashae Taneika Shanae Weaver, Dimming, Darionte Montrel Maleeka X. Whitfield, ChristoDuncan, Kelvin Jamar Duncan, pher R. Williams, Latricka Tiffany Andrea Patrice Edmondson, Williams, Mariesha Imari WilLaDarius Marquis English, liams, Courtney M. Wilson, AdriRaphael M. Ferrell, Christopher an Woodard, Fantasia Woodruff, James Fisher, Quincey L. Fomby Quinekeris D. Woodruff, Randell JaVaris Worthy and Courtney S. G-L Wysinger.
Talladega county central High School No. of graduates: 39 Summa cum laude: Donarius Burr, Randall Jones Talladega County Central High School will hold commencement exercises for 39 seniors at 7 p.m. Thursday at Clarence Marble Gymnasium. Summa cum laude graduates are Donarius Burr and Randall Jones. Donarius Burr is the son of Donald and Marsha Burr. Burr has a 4.0 grade point average and is a member of King’s Chapel Church in Alpine. He was drum major of the band, played varsity baseball, was Senior Class President, a member of Mu Alpha Theta (president), Senior Beta Club (president), Future Business Leaders of America (vice-president), Key Club (parliamentarburr ian), Drama Team, the gospel choir, is the Lead Junior Deacon, member of the Men of Purpose male chorus, Youth Usher Board, Youth Sunday school teacher, a peer tutor, and a member of his neighborhood’s cleanup crew. He received the President’s Education Award, Alabama Association of Secondary School Principals Leadership Award, Principal’s Leadership Award, member of the United States Achievement Academy, ABC 33/40’s First Class Student of the Week, Talladega County’s All-System Academic Team, and received the highest academic averages in Advanced Mathematics, Physics, Government, Economics, English 12, and Career Tech. He plans to attend Auburn University and major in pre-medicine and later attend the University of Alabama at Birmingham medical school and pursue a career as a cardiothoracic surgeon. Randall Ramone Jones is the son of Randall Edwards of Talladega. Jones has a 3.95 grade point average, was a member of the FBLA, SGA, Key Club (vice-president), Drama Club (vice-president), varsity football and baseball teams (captain), 21st Century Leadership Team, Technology Team, Parade Band participant, Pep Squad, Junior Beta Club, Senior Beta Club, Mu Alpha Theta jones Mathematical Society, Peer Mentor/Tutor Team, Highest Academic Course Aver-
age (2006-2010), Southern Union Community College Business Education Contest participant (2007-2009), lettered in football and baseball, was a member of the All-County Football Team, was Junior and Senior Class Vice-President, schoolwide public announcer and school ambassador. Jones’ community and civic service includes: Local/Regional Special Olympics volunteer, UNICEF, Toys for Tots Foundation volunteer, Nationwide Pop Top Children’s Health Fund, Children’s Hospital of Birmingham volunteer, local nursing home social volunteer, Hoops for Heart participant, Presbyterian Home work volunteer, Community/Church Rebuilding Walk, recycling campaign participant, school beautification volunteer, Alpha Kappa Alpha Scholarship Banquet and Kappa Alpha Psi Banquet. He plans to attend Tuskegee University and major in biology and later attend the University of Alabama at Birmingham to further his studies in pre-medicine and pursue a doctorate degree. He’d like to specialize in gynecology and obstetrics.
Candidates for graduation B-H Cory Adam Baker, Kristopher De’Shawn Billingsley, Christopher Courtney Bowns, Charlotte Denise Briskey, Donarius Vante’ Burr, Britney Shanae Caldwell, Dontrez Dewayne Calhoun, Ashley Dainelle Carmichael, Vnonte Marquel Chapman, Quornesha Tanya Cross, JaMichael Tyjordan Curry, Tikerah Faye Davis, Vernon Lee Draper Jr., Cameron Jacoby Duncan, Antonio Demar Freeman, Jeremy Nikoa Garrett, Lakeshia Shante Garrett, Brantavious Deshawn Henderson
I-S Justin Rashad Isom, David Pharez Jemison, Christine Shanell Johnson, Isaiah Martez’ Johnson, Kendrick Sherod Johnson, Jelisa Shanay Jones, Julian Martrell Jones, Randall Ramone Jones, Ashley Nichole Lawson, Brinuko Sharmee’ McKenzie, Deforrest Roosevelt Miles, Malcolm X Morris, Martin Luther Morris, Leilani Nicole Perry, Richard Jamir Staples, Jasmin Renay Stockdale, Le’Vashion Curtezz Stockdale, Mercedees Jalisa Stockdale, Quingelica Chanelle Strown, Dondricus Darrell Swain and Trenton Breyon Swain.
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Our Seniors Are Going Places! The Class of 2010 has received scholarship offers in excess of 2.6 million dollars, and they have been accepted to the following colleges and universities: Agnes Scott College ∙ Anderson University ∙ Arkansas State University ∙ Auburn University Auburn University - Montgomery ∙ Belmont University ∙ Berklee College of Music ∙ Berry College Birmingham-Southern College ∙ Brenau University ∙ Clemson University ∙ College of Charleston ∙ Drake University Huntingdon College ∙ Iowa State University ∙ Jacksonville State University ∙ John Cabot University ∙ LaGrange College Louisiana State University ∙ Mississippi State University ∙ Morningside College ∙ Northwestern College Oglethorpe University ∙ Point Park University ∙ Rhodes College ∙ Samford University ∙ Shorter College Spring Hill College ∙ Stetson University ∙ Texas A&M University ∙ Troy University ∙ University of Alabama University of Alabama – Birmingham ∙ University of Alabama – Huntsville ∙ University of Florida ∙ University of Iowa University of Mississippi ∙ University of Northern Iowa ∙ University of the South ∙ University of Texas Wellesley College ∙ University of Wisconsin-Madison
For more information about The Donoho School, contact Director of Admissions Sue Canter at firstname.lastname@example.org, 256.236.4459, or visit our website at www.donohoschool.com.
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Congratulations to the Class of... Jack Whaley Jacksonville High School Parents: Missia & Ricky Whaley
Cody Perry Alexandria High School Grandparent: Terry & Frances Howell Barry Perry We love you and we are so proud of you.
Adalena (Addie) Anaye Bunn Oxford High School Parents: Ginger W. & Jarrod Plunkett Chass & Ashley Bunn Congratulation on your accomplishments. May God bless you as you pursue the desires of your heart.
Wellborn High School
Parents: Jimmy & LaDonna Smallwood
Weaver High School Parents: Samual Dade & Deborah Dade
We are so proud of you. Always put God 1st in your life. Good luck in basic training and congratulations on West Point. We love you very much!
We are so very proud of you. We love you. Mom & Dad
Best of luck in the future. Love, Your Parents
Dad, Momma, & Summer Tom & Mamaw PaPaw & Nanny
Aundrea Smallwood Alexandria High School
Parents: Bernard & Debora Nobles “Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.” Ralph Waldo Emerson We love you and are so proud of you!!!
Jacksonville High School
Tia Ray Saks High School Tia, We are very proud of you. You have been a true blessing to us. Nana & Keila
Autumn Nykole Rooks
Christian McKenely Nobles Faith Christian High School
Micah Kevyon Maxwell
Quindarius Deontè Dade
Amaris Nicole Tumbling
Spring Garden High School Parents: Dwayne & Pam Goss
Anniston High School Parents: Margo & Frank Thomas
Congratulations on your greates accomplishments. We love you! Mom, Dad & Caelan
We are so very proud of you. Congratulations and Happy Birthday! We love you. Momma, Dad, Jerel, Kendra & Racean
Jack, you are a special blessing whom we will cherish always. Treasured memories of our special time together will forever fill our hearts with joy. We are proud of you and love you very much. Mom & Dad
Parent: Kimberly J. Spaulding Grandparents: John T. Spaulding & the late Mary E. Spaulding Micah, I am so proud of you. Remember the sky is the limit so continue to reach for the stars. Love always, Mom
Matthew Korbyn Rooks
Gadsden State Associates Degree Pre Vet
Wellborn High School
Daughter of Stan & Debbie Rooks
Daughter of Stan & Debbie Rooks
You have made us proud! We have watched you work hard, and yes you did it! You now have a degree! You are well on your way to becoming “The Vet” you are meant to be, and we know you will be! Stay focused, believe in yourself and you will achieve all your dreams! Good luck and God Bless. We love you, Diddy, Mom & Matthew
We have watched you go from taking your 1st steps, your first day of school and first tee ball game into being the wonderful young man you are today with your own ideas. If you continue to stay focused, hide your horns, believe in yourself and work hard you will achieve all your goals. Good luck and God Bless. We love you, Dad, Mom & Autumn
Kendrá Kirby Alexandria High School Great-Grandparent: Earnestine Kirby Congratulations Kendrá
Eugene Bernal Johnson, Jr. Saks High School Parents: Larry & Janice Simmons & the late Eugene Johnson, Sr. Congratulations! We love you!
Madison Kaitlyn Monday Saks High School Parents: Michael & Leigh Anne Monday
Jacksonville High School Parents: Sandra Hall & the late Alvin Williams
Madi, we are so proud of you.
It is difficult to find the words that truly describe how proud I am of you. You inspire me to be a better mom and a better person. Thank you for making us a family that reflects God’s goodness and love. Congratulations!
Oxford High School Parents: Mitch & Sherri Conner
Jacksonville High School Parent: Helen Keys
Kendra, You are a blessing to us. We are very proud of you. Jeremiah 29:11
Destiny all dreams are possible, believe in yourself and have faith. Never say never & you can achieve anything. I love you, Mom
Love, Mommy & Daddy
Arielle MeShai Coleman Saks High School Parents: Michele & Kevin Baker Shaeffer Coleman Congratulations Shay! We love you and are very proud of you.
Alexandria High School Parents: Scott & Cynthia Carlisle Grandparents: May your personality forever Gerald & Elaine Estes be the same, your life lived Ralph & Joann Carlisle not as a game and your soul Oxford High School Parents: Max & Christi Gaskins
protected, without blame. We love you and are so proud of you!
Christopher Jordan McCormick Salutatorian
Mellow Valley Christian School Parents: Robin Ann Proietty We love you! Mama & Bernie Granny & Monk
We love you and are very proud of you. Congratulations!
Morgan Wilkinson Alexandria High School Parents: Todd & Melissa Wilkinson We are so very proud of you. We love you. Mommie, Daddy & Katie
Walter Wellborn High School Parents: Bernadette & Reginald Isaac Regina, you have been such a blessing to us with all of your achievements. Keep up the good work & always keep God first. Love, Mom & Dad
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faith chr. High School No. of graduates: 13 Valedictorian: Cole Stephens Salutatorian: Denise Nicole Holman Historian: Chelsea Carolyn Robinson
No. of graduates: 118 Valedictorian: Dakota Blake Clark Salutatorian: David Christopher Mulkey Cleburne County High School held commencement exercises for 118 seniors on May 21 at the stadium. Valedictorian is Dakota Blake Clark. He is the son of Robert and Deborah Clark of Heflin and the grandson of the late Lewis and Oma Clark, formerly of Edwardsville, and the late C.B. and Elizabeth Snider, formerly of Jacksonville. clark Clark was president of his senior class, president of the Student Council, president of the Health Occupational Students of America, captain of varsity basketball team, was a member of the CCHS Chapter of the National Beta Club, Math Club, and Students Against Destructive Decisions. He plans to attend the University of Alabama at Birmingham on a Collegiate Honors Scholarship and study pre-medicine for dentistry. He has been accepted into the UAB Honors Program and the Howard Hughes Phage Medical Research Program at UAB. Salutatorian is David Christopher Mulkey. He is the son of Neal and Theresa Mulkey of Heflin and the grandson of the late Dr. John and Faith Hensleigh, formerly of Anniston, and Neal and Magdalene Mulkey Sr. of Heflin. Mulkey was mulkey president of the CCHS Chapter of the National Beta Club, was chosen “Most Likely to Succeed,” was a member of the American Mensa Society, the A Honor Roll throughout high school, Spanish Club, Math Club, Senior Beta Club, vice president of
HOSA, trains in mixed martial arts and Jiu Jitsu, was a member of the football, basketball and wrestling teams, is a licensed Congregational Methodist Minister and has been a youth minister for five years. He plans to attend the University of Alabama at Birmingham on a Golden Excellence Scholarship to study pre-medicine and pursue a career as a radiation oncologist. He has been accepted into the Experimental Learning Scholars Program at UAB.
Hall, Brandon Corey Hammond, Kayla Paige Harper, Courtney Elise Hart, Dynasty Lashay Hayes, Kayla Marie Hood, Andrew Tyler Howle, Joshua Paul Hufstetler, Kristin Brooke Hyatt, Jessica Nicole Jeffers, Kristin Nicole Jeffers, Kevin O’Neal Johnson, Taylor Mitchell Jones, Michael Breyon Jordan, Bradley Jay Kaylor, Michael Brooks Lands, Michael Cody Lawhon, Matthew David Ledbetter, Jamie Jo Ligon
Candidates for graduation A-F
Jonathan Know McCormick, Nicholas Alexander McLain, William Cody Middlebrook, Jason DeWayne Moore, Tyler Austin Moore, William Richard Morehead, Jami Danielle Morgan, Emily Lynn Morris, Crosby Lea Morrison, David Christopher Mulkey, Meagan Danielle Nance, Deanna Marie Nelson, Kagan Joseph Nichols, Jimmielea Louise O’ Kelley, Sophia Andrea O’Neal, Michael Lorenzo Owen, Benjamin Kurt Owens, Ashley Renee Parkin, Shonda Vidalia Parris, Jordan Mitchell Perry, Steven Tyler Pilkington, Jori Leigh Ponder
Hannah Dannielle Allred, Chelsea Lane Arnett, Christopher Alan Auberlin, Santana Marie Bagby, Devin Nicole Baker, Michael Ethan Barber, Lacey Emily Barker, Patrick Allen Beam, Christopher Aaron Beason, Stephanie Mae Beason, William Cody Benefield, Cencieri Cheyenne Bennett, Kalie Ragon Bible, Anna Dmitrievna Boyd, Tyler Ryan Brandenstein, Cedric Andrew Brown, Hope Renee Brown, Julie Laura Brown, Jessica Leigh Bryant, Andrew Blake Cadle, Sydney Ariel Cain, Crystal Jeanise Campbell, Matthew Mason Carlisle, Anthony Edward Cash, Janesa Breanna Chandler, Dakota Blake Clark, Joseph Brandon Clark, Lauren Lee Clark, Jennifer Marie Cobb, Brandye Nicole Coefield, Justin Daniel Collins, Taryn Elise Collins, Erica Breeann Daniel, Kasey Lynn Daniel, Nathan Scott Daniel, Jonathan Isaiah Davis, Nikki Lea Day, Cody Britt Deese, Danielle Deneene Derick, Jesse Lee Dryden, Savannah Leigh Duke, Hunter Blake Fields, Steven Louis Finch, Harley Keith Fleming, Shelby Arlene Fricks, Jerriann Elizabeth Fuller
G-L Autumn Brianna Gaines, Colin Jerry Gaines, Justin Franklin Gossage, Holly LeighAnn Hall, Katelyn Marie
R-T Roderick Darnell Ray, Rachel Elizabeth Roach, Rachel Leann Robinson, Bryan Vasquez Roblero, Justin Owen Rooks, Newton Lamar Seale, Jarred Michael Shealy, Carmen Faye Simpson, Monica Rae Simpson, Julie Amelia Smith, William Garrett Smith, Julia Nichole Stansell, Tyler Codi Strickland, Kyle Andrew Townsend, Caleb Nathaniel Turner
V-Z Darrin Christopher Vaughn, Merissa Ann Voss, Ethan Cameron Walker, James Edward Ware Jr., Tiffany Mashea Ware, Joseph Erin Whitt, Morgan Piage Williams, Norman Chad Williams, Anthony Kyle Williamson, Krystina Elizabeth Williamson, Ke’Ana Marie Wood and Kayla Marie Zeiders.
pleasant valley High School No. of graduates: 70 Valedictorian: Kristi Shea Browning Salutatorian: Corey Lee Shackelford Historian: Morgan Brittany Raven Pleasant Valley High School will hold commencement exercises for 70 seniors at 7 p.m. Thursday at Pleasant Valley Raider Stadium. Phil Murphy will speak. Baccalaureate services will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Asberry Baptist Church. Darren Hamby will speak. Valedictorian is Kristi Shea Browning. She is the daughter of David and Tammy Browning of Jacksonville and the granddaughter of Don and Sue Browning of Anniston and James and Serre Tisdale of Jacksonville. Browning was browning selected George Smith’s Top Teen of the Week, Exchange Club Student of the Month, received the National Guard Scholar Athlete award, Algebra II with Trig award, was a Bryant Jordan representative, Wendy’s Heisman finalist, class president, National Beta Club Vice President, Students Against Destructive Decisions President, Spanish Club Historian, a member of the Math Team, Student Council and Key Club and was captain of the varsity cheerleading squad. She plans to attend Jacksonville State University on a Faculty Scholarship and a Pleasant Valley P.T.O. Scholarship. Salutatorian is Corey Lee Shackelford. He is the son of Dean and Trina Shackelford of Jacksonville and the grandson of Jerry and Sandy Pitts of Anniston and Harry and Mary Shackelford of Anniston. Shackelford’s awards and honors include: Physical Science Award (10th grade), History Award (9th-11th grades), named Top Teen in Calhoun County by The Anniston Star, named to the Capstone Leadership Academy, English Award (10th grade), and National Guard Scholar Athlete. He
was a member of the Senior Beta Club (President), yearbook staff (Sports Editor), Students Against Destructive Decisions, Scholar’s Bowl, and EnviroBowl. He played varsity football, basketball and baseball. shackelford He plans to attend Auburn University on a Founders Scholarship, Science and Mathematics Scholarship, and Legacy’s 2010 EnviroBowl Scholarsip. He plans to pursue a career in orthodontics. Historian is Morgan Brittany Raven. She is the daughter of Al and Tonyia Raven of Jacksonville and the granddaughter of Donna Raven of Jacksonville and Rudolph and Gertie Entrekin of White Plains. Raven’s awards and honors include: Chemistry Award, raven Who’s Who Among America’s High School Students, Jacksonville State Emerging Leaders, Congressional Leaders of America, Algebra I Award, and she was a member of National Honor Roll, FCCLA, SADD and the Senior Beta Club. She plans to attend Jacksonville State University on an Academic Scholarship. Her interests are forensic investigation, pharmacy and elementary education.
Candidates for graduation A-F Wyatt Lon Anthony, Kelli Danielle Bailey, Erin Rebekah Birchfield, Tiffany Michelle Brooks, Lance Edwin Brown, Kristi Shea Browning, Michael Ross Buchanan, Kristina Gayle But-
ler, Tonja Juanita Catchings, Justin Boyd Civitello, Rachel Anne Conklin, Amber Leigh Coppock, Kyle Alexander Cser, Joshua Philip Dumont, Brittany Nicole Dunagan, Clinton Louis Evans, Joseph Neill Faucett, Erin Caitlin Feiner, Coran Shane Ferguson, Brian Keith Fortenberry
Faith Christian School will hold commencement exercises for 13 seniors at 7 p.m. Thursday at Golden Springs Baptist Church. Anthony Humphries, the president of Noble Bank, will speak. Baccalaureate services will be at 8 a.m. today at Faith Presbyterian Church. The Rev. Lanier Wood, assistant pastor of Cross Creek Church in Birmingham, will speak. Valedictorian is Cole Stephens. He is the son of Mark and Kathy Stephens of Anniston and the grandson of Ron and Dot McKinney of stephens Anniston. Stephens was an Alabama Boys State representative, a member of Hugh O’Brien Youth Leadership, Youth Leadership Calhoun County, had the highest academic average in Spanish 2, chemistry, Algebra I and II, was president of the National Beta Club, a member of the choir, Writer’s Bowl Team, was a class officer in grades 7-11, and he played varsity basketball and soccer. He plans to attend the University of Alabama at Birmingham on a Collegiate Honors Scholarship and major in biomedical engineering. Salutatorian is Denise Nicole Holman. She is the daughter of Bobby and Gayla Holman of Anniston and the granddaughter of Bobby holman and Linda Holman of Tuscaloosa and Coy Bolton of Millerville. Homan won second
place for “Remembering the Holocaust” writing competition, was a homecoming court representative, a member of Alabama Governor’s School, received The Anniston Star “Top Teen” award, was a member of the National Senior High Beta Club, FCS, Key Club, was a tutor at Learning by Faith ESL Center, and is a member of Westwood Baptist Church and youth group. She plans to attend the University of Alabama on a Collegiate Scholar Scholarship and major in English. Historian is Chelsea Carolyn Robinson. She is the daughter of Jim and Laura Robinson of Anniston and the granddaughter of A.D. Shaw and Betty Sue Robinson, both of Anniston. Robinson was class president, robinson Homecoming Queen, president of the Beta Club, a member of the Drama Club, president of the choir, a member of the All-Tournament basketball team, played volleyball and softball, and works with the Children’s Ministry at her church. She plans to attend Jacksonville State University on a Leadership Scholarship.
Candidates for graduation Zachary Kyle Amason, Tiffany Michell Bolton, Morgan Presley Couch, Tyler Chase Cram, Heather Katrina Fuller, Landon Tyler Greenwood, Denise Nicole Holman, Adam D. McCabe, Christian M. Nobles, Reese Alexander Nordan, Daniel Blake Roberts, Chelsea Carolyn Robinson and Christian Cole Stephens.
G-L Geoffrey Lee Garrett, Katie Marie George, Jessica Lee Glass, Whitney Dawn Glass, Chelsea Leigh Green, Nathan Thomas Greer, Colton Ryan Griffith, Michael Richard Hall Jr., Billie Jo Hoover, Stephen Cary Hurst, Anna Michelle Jennings, Jessica Ann Johnson, Joshua Paul Johnson, Kayla Brooke Jones, Kayla Grace Knepp, Jeremy Kyle Lackey, Michael Davi Lockridge
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