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Preparing for life

College students offer advice on university life to high school grads By Cameron Steele


anchaze Murray was nervous about college. Excited, too. But his worries about university life loomed large when he graduated Anniston High School in 2007: How will I make new friends? Will the classes be too hard? Will I be able to balance academics and a social life? “My biggest concern was that idea of being away from home and having to become really independent in making good and bad choices with my studies and my social life,” Murray said in a recent interview. Obviously, the Anniston High alum was able to overcome those post-graduation, pre-college anxieties. Murray, now 23, just successfully earned his bachelor’s degree in history from Jacksonville State University. Looking back on his years at JSU, he understands he worried a lot for nothing. “The campus was pretty friendly,” he said. “There was a lot to do.” If hindsight is 20-20, students about to graduate from high schools around Calhoun County would do well to look through the lenses of others who’ve been in those caps and gowns before. Several alumni of area high

“I got in my first semester of college, and I realized just how much I’d have to study.” — Chase Cotton, graduate of White Plains High School and Auburn University schools recently talked to The Star about what they worried about as they looked forward to their first years in college, how their expectations were met or broken, and what they did to make it out with bachelor’s degrees in hand. “You have all of these suggestions coming from your family and friends,” said Lindy Baird, another recent JSU grad and former Alexandria High student. “I learned that you kind of need to listen to yourself and what you want to do.”

OK to be clueless Baird, 24, figured that out for herself when she started her first semester at Gadsden State Community College. She graduated from Alexandria High in 2006 as a hardworking student who wasn’t sure what she wanted to study in college. At first, she listened to family members and friends who were urging her to pursue a career in the medical field.

She took radiology classes at Gadsden State and did an internship at Regional Medical Center. She worked hard, studied hard. She was miserable. “It was just not me,” she said. “Always in the back of my head I was thinking, ‘Oh I would be so much happier with education and helping kids.’” Finally, she transferred to JSU in 2009 and switched her major to education studies. A year-and-ahalf later, Baird graduated with a degree in secondary education. Now, she enjoys substitute teaching at Weaver High while she looks for a more permanent position. “You have to be happy in what you do; I finally realized you need to listen to what your heart says,” Baird said. Evan Kennedy recently graduated from the University of Alabama; the 24-year-old said he Please see Prepare ❙ Page 12

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alexandria High School

anniston High School

Class: 113 Commencement: 8 p.m. Thursday, Lou Scales Stadium Baccalaureate: 2 p.m. today, Mt. Zion Baptist Church, Alexandria

Class: 144 Commencement: 7 p.m. May 30, Lott-Mosby Memorial Stadium Baccalaureate: 9 a.m., May 27, Anniston High School Performing Arts Center Speaker: Attorney Cleo Thomas


Amber Usrey PARENTS: John Usrey of Anniston and Lorna Usrey of Alexandria GRANDPARENTS: Rachel and Don Stewart of Gadsden. ACTIVITIES: Usrey was selected Prom Queen, Miss Alexandria, NCA AllAmerican Cheerleader, Top Ten, received the Dual Enrollment Math Award, Chemistry Award, was a varsity cheerleader, a member of the Honor Society, Math Team, Mu Alpha Theta, Christian Club, Principal’s Club, SADD Club and Bear Facts. COLLEGE: Plans to attend Jacksonville State University on a Valedictorian Scholarship and major in chemistry.


Kimberly McWilliams PARENTS: Keith McWilliams of Jacksonville and Regina Taylor of Anniston GRANDPARENTS: Phyllis McWilliams of Jacksonville, James Woodruff of Alexandria, Eyonne McWilliams of Anniston and Joyce Johnson of Anniston. ACTIVITIES: McWilliams received the Algebra II with Trig Award, Honors English Award, Spanish Award, Top Ten Award, was an AVA Alabama All State Festival member, placed second in the talent show, was a member of the choir, Key Club, Honor Society, newspaper staff, Mu Alpha Theta, Christian Club, and a TeeAka double major in biology and psychology. COLLEGE: Plans to attend Alabama State University on a Presidential Scholarship and then medical school.

Candidates for graduation


Kala Allen, Marissa Amberson, Tori Andrews, Patrick Andrews, Jamie Austin, Dalainey Battles, Garrett Bell, Jake Bennett, Kaylie Bolling, Justin Bowen, Sean Brothers, Ashley Brown, Staci Burgess, Mercedes Burney, Tyler Burr, David Bushey, Lori Cain, Dustin Cameron, Kadyn Carroll, Matthew Carroll, Lauren Chaffin, Jaida Chatman, Jordan Cobb, Kayla Cornileus, Rebecca Corriveau, Gabriel Cox, Zsolt Csonka, Austin Curvin, Nicole Davis, Dusty Dison, Lydia Dodd, Robert Dulin, Morgan Duncan, Hunter Ellison, Bryan Feazell

G-L Savannah Gardner, Victoria Garvin, Rebekkah Gibson, Roger Gibson, Whitney Gohde, Dalton Goode, Alie Hamilton, Zachary Harper, Adam Haynes, Dakota Heath, Russell Henson, Hillary Hester, Alexis Hibbitts, Celina Hickman, Aleesa Hicks, Keenan Hilley, Dakota Homesley, Ginger Horton, Christopher Horton, Blake Jones, Justin Jones, Quadarius Jones, Danielle Kirby, Charity Knight, Alley Langston, Tanya Lee, Westley Love, Jordan Luker

M-Q McKenzie McCormick, Alyssa McDaniel, Katelyn McDonald, Molly McNew, Kimberly McWilliams, Shelby Medders, Walter Moore, Nehemiah Moore, Daniel Nance, James Nelson, Matthew Nichols, Hannah Ortiz, Summer Parker, Matthew Parris, Amber Patterson, Stephanie Perkins, Brody Ponder, Macon Prickett, Mason Prickett, Tierra Prince

R-T Cody Ray, Morgan Read, Christopher Roberson, KiaNesha Ross, Nakita Royal, Denise Sanchez, Anthony Shell, Alexa Shepard, Takeya Sheppard, Brittany Sherbert, John Skinner, Stephen Smith, Chelsea Smitherman, Kayleigh Smitherman, Collin Snider, Jamaul Spinks, Hannah Stephens, Mackenzie Stone, Dimple Talley, Devonna Taylor

U-Z Amber Usrey, Allison Vice, Darius Vincent, Tyler Whaley, Kaitlynn Wilkins, William Wilkinson, Dakota Williams, Kirby Williams, Darian Wilson and Amanda Wyatt.



Jasmine Denise Leonard

Rodney Adolphus Fomby II

PARENTS: Alonzo and Medral Leonard. ACTIVITIES: Leonard was a member of the National Honor Society, Top 100 students, Mu Alpha Theta, Honor Roll, was selected Student of the Month and had perfect attendance. COLLEGE: Plans to attend Jacksonville State University on an Anniston Community Education Foundation Scholarship and major in education and minor in counseling.

PARENTS: Rodney Fomby Sr. of Anniston and the late Nila Fomby and Ben and Beverly McKinney of Anniston GRANDPARENTS: Augusta Ragland of Anniston and the late Doris Ragland and Tommy and Gertrude Jones of Anniston, Bobby Wilson of Washington, D.C., Lorrene White of Lincoln and Margret McKinney of Anniston. ACTIVITIES: National Honor Society, Mu Alpha Theta Honor Society, FOCUS, Teens For Christ,


Michelle Lynette McCollough PARENTS: Michael McCollough of Anniston and Rebecca Guajardo of Anniston. ACTIVITIES: Member of the National Honor Society, Mu Alpha Theta, Top 100 Scholars of Anniston High, a Top Teen, Secretary of the Key Club, a member of JROTC and received the Superior Cadet Award. COLLEGE: Plans to attend Jacksonville State University and major in political science.


Amari Newton PARENTS: Diana Newton of Anniston and Derrick Newton of Miami, Fla., and the granddaughter of Barbara Stewart of Miami, Fla. ACTIVITIES: Newton was on the honor roll, had perfect attendance, was a Top Teen, a member of the National Honor Society, Mu Alpha Theta, Key Club, Pep Club, volleyball and soccer teams. COLLEGE: Plans to attend Auburn University and major in pharmacy.

Key Club (vice president) and Liberation Performance Company (director/producer). COLLEGE: Plans to attend Alabama State University and double major in theater and psychology. He received the Alabama State Alumni Award and scholarships from Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc., Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Inc., Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Inc., Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. and Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc.

Candidates for graduation



Daysha Chamon Adamson, Temesha Akles, Chadrick DeVon Anderson, Estella Elaine Anderson, Shakale Kamone Ashford, Rajean Nicole Beard, Courtney Kenya Best, Zsaniqua Bethune, Keyaires Billingsley, Dontavious Blair, Reginald Wade Bowie, Tha’Resa Jenae Bowie, Anquinette La’Trese Boyd, Tierra Deonna Brooks, Cushan Akil Dewayne Brown, Latishia Catricia Bullock, Kendra Burton, Travis Deantre Burton, Jerrell Alexander Carmichael, Yahteiea Carter, Javon Devon Clark, DeAndre Coleman, Kierra TyKesia D. Coleman, Tykiuna Coleman, Chatavia Ja’nae Colmes, Eric Cowden, Amesha Shakeia Crawford, Vanesha Shemia Crawford, Sherica Vershay Crook, Latavia Quashay Crowder, Jeremy Sivarrd Davis, Christopher O’Neal DeRamus, Wendell Maurice DeRamus, Stacy Bernard Dorthard, Lasheddrick D. Edmondson, Shanika Annette Embry, Lela Mae English, Shakala Ferrell, Rodney Adolphus Fomby, Kierra Forbes, Darrius Roshaud Fuller

Kyree Malique Madden, Michelle Lynette McCollough, Martina Sha’ree McGaha, Ashley Sommon McKinney, Brittany Lajean McKinney, Martanique Denise McKinney, Tequiera Lynette McKnight, Yanesia McLester, Quinesha Sherell Meadows, Tammara Shardae Miller, Vondrico Lavon Miller, Quintarius L. Miller, Jennifer Renee Mims, Quindarious Devontay Mims, Michael Jamel Montgomery, Tyrell Munford, Amari Newton, April Brianna Parker, Calisha Quisha Parker, Max J. Patterson, Andre Lamar Patton, Jabari Denzel Phillips, Shaquilla LaKendra Pope, Troymaine De’Fredrick Pope

G-L Desirae Arianna Gasaway, Dion Granger, Frederick Lee Grant Jr., Demarcus LaShawn Grayson, Kenneth Devon Griffin Jr., Alexis DeBree’Haygood, Latikiquia L. Renea Harbour, Trevin Deon Harrison, Tommy Lee Harvey, Devan’e Hawkins, Desunay Nakeya Haynes, LaShundra Leatrice Heard, Aaliyah Yvonne Holloway, Derrica Renee’ Houston, Monique Hudson, Tiakeefah Breeanna Huguley, Curtis Hutcherson, Chelsey LaShay Jackson, Deavonie Nicole Jackson, Shakeesala Areesha R. Jackson, Lajakenyia F. Jenkins, Aerial Janice Johnson, Darneka Symone’ Johnson, Devante Lamar Johnson, Ebonia Nicole Johnson, Cletius Levon Jordan Jr., Fredrika Brianna Jordan, Fredrick D. Devare Jordan Jr., Alicia Nichelle Kelley, Maurice Kirby, Gabrielle Reshi Lane, Jasmine Leonard, Cameron Cesar Lesane, Apryl O’Mega Lewis, Nathaniel Dwight Lindsey Jr., Nancy Lopez

R-T Lafayette Deion Ragland, Tyrel Ramirez, Shacoria Denay Ramsey, Tariq Murphy Reddick, Isiah Martez Riggins, Denzel Cortez Roberts, Justin Devon Robinson, Jerunta Dejun Royal, Shaniqua Danielle Russell, Katelyn Scott, Stephanie La’Shay Smith, Brittany Simone’ Stansil, Delreco Roshade Stevens, Antoinette Shanice Stewart, Jasmine Sturkie, Gregory Le’Shaan Swink, Keiara Swink, Nicholas Jordaan Talmadge, Mellissa Ann Taylor, Jeremy Thomas, Aalayah Monee Threatt, Aisha Monique Turner

U-Z Kanillius De’Miko Wallace, Ashley Marie Welch, De’Ara Quashae Welch, Tekeara Welcome, Jasmine Nicole Whitson, Tanaiya Simone’ Wilkins, Crystal Vantrica Williams, Gicario Desmonde Williams, James Denzel Williams, JaQueta DeShun Williams, Naisha Deyunna Williams, Alexzus Da’Shae Wills, Tunisia Cierra Wilson, Vashard Charron Wilson, Ikharia D’Ann Wofford, Sean Wood, Jo’sias Ramon Woods, Jhona Tarkeshia Yearby, Donovan Blake Yelding and Khadijah LaShun Young.

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faith christian School

Class: 24 Commencement: 7 p.m. Friday, Golden Springs Baptist Church Baccalaureate: 10:30 a.m. today, The Church of St. Michael’s and All Angels

Class: 15 Commencement: May 18, Golden Springs Baptist Church. Speaker: Judge Joel Laird Baccalaureate: May 17, Faith Presbyterian Church Speaker: Rev. Erik McDaniel


Vinay Krishna Giri PARENTS: Badnirath Krishnagiri and Dr. Vishala Chindalore of Anniston GRANDPARENTS: Lakshmanaiah Setty and Annapurna Chitlur of Anniston. ACTIVITIES: National Merit Scholar, All-State Honor Band, received the Band Musician Award, placed third in the state for the National French Exam Competition, National Honor Society (president), placed first at numerous debate tournaments, was a member of the Student Government Association, Academic Team, Forensics Team, Writers Bowl, French Club, school newspaper (writer), Band (Captain, All-State, All-District, All-County). COLLEGE: Plans to attend Duke University on a National Merit Scholarship and double-major in neuroscience and history.





Chandler Brent Borrelli

Carly Hope Dethrage

Kelsey Gracie Huie

PARENTS: Donnie and Tammy Borrelli of Oxford GRANDPARENTS: Jean Smith of Oxford, Earl Smith of Rockmart, Ga., and the late Pat and Carmen Borrelli of Oxford. ACTIVITIES: Borrelli attended the Capstone Leadership Academy at the University of Alabama and the Hoby Leadership Conference. He received excellent and superior ratings at the Writer’s Bowl, was president of the National Beta Club and SGA, was a member of the yearbook staff, Drama Club, varsity soccer team (captain), varsity tennis team (won sectionals) and the True Ten praise and worship band.. COLLEGE: Plans to attend the University of Alabama on a Collegiate Scholar Scholarship and Dean’s Engineering Excellence Scholarship and major in chemical engineering.

PARENTS: David and Kathy Jo Dethrage of Anniston GRANDPARENTS: late Fred and Gladys Dethrage of Anniston and Joseph and Donna Hawkins of Tuscaloosa. ACTIVITIES: Capstone Academy at the University of Alabama and Hoby Leadership Conference at Troy University. She was secretary and treasurer of the National Beta Club, a member of SGA, the Drama Club, Writer’s Bowl, a Homecoming Court representative, varsity cheerleader and played varsity softball. COLLEGE: Plans to attend the University of Alabama on a Presidential Scholarship and an Alumni Scholarship.

PARENTS: Doug and Kelly Huie of Anniston GRANDPARENTS: Glenn and Mary Huie of Anniston and Lee and Judy London of Anniston. ACTIVITIES: DAR Good Citizen Award, was chaplain of the National Beta Club, a member of the Alabama Governor’s School, Drama Club, All-Area and All-County Tournament Teams in volleyball and basketball, All-Region Tournament Team in volleyball, chaplain of the varsity basketball team and captain of the varsity volleyball team. COLLEGE: Plans to attend Auburn University on a Spirit of Auburn Founders Scholarship, Elks Lodge Scholarship and AXA Achievement Scholarship.

Graduates include Isabella Mercedes Almanza, Chandler Brent Borrelli, Joshua Paul Bryant, Brittany Dawn Creek, Kaelyn Michelle Crowe, Andrew Stone Davis, Marcus Shelton Denney, Carly Hope Dethrage, David Stuart Emerson, Kristen Faith Fargason, Jackson Edwin Fields, Daniel Spivey Holt, Kelsey Grace Huie, Jose Samuel Contreras Paredes and Cole Trenton Parks.

Brian Cole Westbrook PARENTS: Rick and Deborah Westbrook of Anniston GRANDPARENTS: Windel and Estelle Green of Anniston and Paul and Bernice Green of Natchez, MS. ACTIVITIES: Commended National Merit Scholar, Youth Leadership of Calhoun County, National Honor Society, President’s Honor Roll, Academic Team, Writer’s Bowl, was chosen Who’s Who “Most Likely to Succeed” and soccer (All County first team, team captian), basketball (team captain). He is a member of Golden Springs Baptist Church Youth Leadership Team and Vacation Bible School Leader. COLLEGE: Plans to attend Auburn University on a Presidential Scholarship and College of Science and Mathematics Scholarship and major in premed, attend medical school and pursue a career as an oncologist.

Candidates for graduation Christine Ann Ankrom, Sally Lynn Barber, Ciara Onecia Ann Burgess, Damien Adam Christen, Grace Farley Fink, Vinay Krishna Giri, Timothy Jackson Hodges, Walker David Mason, Rachel Elizabeth Matson, Alec Joseph McCormack, Hugh Dudley Miller III, Pavan Kumar Reddy Mudiam, Rebecca Paige Nash, Matthew Ross Overton, Abhishek Naresh Purohit, Christian Alexandra Segrest, Zachary Donovan St. Clair, Kendall Yvonne Stewart, Alexander Robert Thomas Svensen, Katelyn Elizabeth Swinford, Tate Sanders Thomas, Brian Cole Westbrook, Callahan Stephen Wigley and Teddré DuMonde Williams.

jacksonville christian academy Class: 19 Commencement: 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jacksonville Christian Academy. Speaker: Dr. John O. Brown Baccalaureate: 5 p.m. today, Faith Temple Christian Center Speaker: Rev. T.R. Harper




Molly Ann Trainer

Katelyn Lindsay Parker

Anna Mariya Crook

PARENTS: Joe Trainer and Jennifer Gillette, both of Piedmont GRANDPRANTS: Bill and Beverly Hart of Piedmont and Dixie Trainer of Fort Wayne, Ind. ACTIVITIES: Trainer received the Christian Service Award, was chosen Miss JCA and Homecoming Queen, voted “Most Likely To Succeed,” was a member of Youth Leadership Calhoun County, Birmingham Pipe and Drum Corp, Calhoun County Pipe Band, yearbook staff, Piedmont First Baptist and Parker Memorial Baptist. COLLEGE: Plans to attend Jacksonville State University on a Gamecock Scholarship and a Valedictorian Scholarship.

PARENTS: Denny Parker of Weaver and Becky Parker of Alexandria GRANDPARENTS: Wynell Trantham of Alexandria and Walter and Rita Ward of Anniston. ACTIVITIES: Parker received the English Award, was a member of the National Honor Society, yearbook staff, 4H Club, Pep Club, a Youth Leadership Calhoun County representative, Senior Class representative and was elected prom queen. COLLEGE: She plans to attend Jacksonville State University on a Faculty Scholarship and Triumphant Scholarship.

PARENTS: Merry Crook and Tim Crook of Jacksonville GRANDPARENTS: Joel and Sarah Crook of Jacksonville and Doris Horn of Ashland. ACTIVITIES: Member of the National Honor Society, was selected Player of the Year for 1A-2A Basketball, received the Senior High Science Award, was a volleyball All-Tournament player, a member of the SGA, 4H Club, Pep Club, choir and was an elementary basketball coach. COLLEGE: Plans to attend Gadsden State Community College, then transfer to Jacksonville State University and pursue a degree in physical therapy.

Candidates for graduation Jon Eric Averette, Giles Cotton Brown, Camron Scott Bryant, Nathaniel Charles Butler, Sergio Paulo Calderon, YooJin Cho, Ashlea Niccole Clibrey, Anna

Mariya Crook, Katlin Marie Crook, Nathan Heath Jackson, Cortnee Ashden Marbut, Evan Christopher Ontiveros, Autum Bree Parker, Katelyn Lindsey

Parker, Taylor Lane Reid, Riana Alyse Rowan, Molly Ann Trainer, Amber Nicole Williams and Kendall Bailey Worman.

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Jacksonville High School

ohatchee High School

Class: 107 Commencement: 8 p.m. Thursday, JHS Golden Eagle Stadium Baccalaureate: 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jacksonville First United Methodist Church Speaker: Rev. John Simmons

Class: 56 Commencement: 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Roy C. Owens Field



John Michael Herndon

PARENTS: Michael and Anne Herndon of Jacksonville GRANDPARENTS: Pauline Rodgers of Jacksonville and the late James Rodgers of Athens, Ohio, the late Sandra Herndon of Saltillo, Miss., and John and Margie Herndon of Saltillo, Miss. ACTIVITIES: Basketball, golf (All-County), National Honor Society, Bryant-Jordan Regional Winner, Exchange Club Senior of the Month, Mu Alpha Theta, Soaring Eagle of the Month, JHS Ambassador. COLLEGE: Plans to attend Auburn University on a Spirit of Auburn Founders Scholarship.

Chuyuan Mo PARENTS: Hanrong Wang and Zhanen Mo of Jacksonville. ACTIVITIES: Mo was a member of the band, FBLA and Key Club. COLLEGE: Plans to attend Auburn University.

Candidates for graduation

A-F Taylor Clayton Adams, Canaan Micaela Austin, Jessa Michele Barnes, Lauren Emily Bass, Cassady Austin Bedford, Lana Elizabeth Bell, Aaron James Bergquist, Zachary Tyler Boozer, Anna Elizabeth Borders, Lacey LeCarie Elizabeth Buchanon, Laurel Alexandra Burroughs, Fradreka LaTrice Bush, Katlin Emily Buzan, Courtney Victoria Chandler, Emma Carol Corbett, Kenneth Lowell Crosby, Jocelyn Louie Cunningham, Amanda Faye Currie, Drake Richards Davis, James Oakley Dingler, Allender Sullivan Duhe’ Doggett, Alexandria Taylor Dorough, Ashley Rene Doss, DeAnthony Narvelle Durant, Claire Jeanette Eagle, LaToia Mershay Edmonson, Coryell Breonte Elston, Amy Marie Estes, Destiny Jhone’ Fomby, De’Ante Charlene LaShae Foster, Zachary Tyler Fragoso, Dakota Macale Franks

G-L Eriche’ Keanna Gamble, Jacob Heath Garmon, Walter DeWayne Garrett Jr., Christian James

Gilbert, Mitchel Kempf Godbey, Samantha Michelle Greenhalgh, Quinndarius Lamar Guyden, Krisandra Laurene Hanthorn, John Michael Herndon, Sydney Nichelle Hervey, Ryan Austin Hitchcock, Micah James Israel, Haley Nicole Jackson, Christopher Matthew Kopet, Travis James Lee, Cordero’ Donnell Little, Hector Raul LopezPerez, Ra’mon Shevez Loveberry


Zachery Ty Mashburn, Jordan Aubriannia Matthews, Jamie Carol McCurdy, Rachel Marley McEachern, Caleb James McFall, Thomas Christopher McGowan IV, Mallory Lynn McGuire, Michael Keegan McIntyre, Zachary Shane Meadows, Andrew Stevens Meehan, Arthur Willgoos Meehan, Chuyuan Mo, Kayla Angelique Mobley, Aubrey Thornton Morgan, Dalton Chase Mount, Catherine Anne Newton, Morgan Amanda Oliver, Lindsey Renee’ Palmer, Mason Ingram Paris, Morgan Rachael Patterson, Forrest Wesley Pearson, Kaylann Nicole Penny, Asjah Nacole Petty, Corey William

Phillips, Rachel Jeanene Pinkard, Jordan Chase Pisacrita, Waverly Aurora Eden Lois Polak, Amanda Brooke Pool, Tyler Voshan Prater, Jesse Tucker Pritchett

R-T Olivia Meredith Ramsay, Michael Alexander Ray, Patrick James Roberson, Annamaria Jessica Rodriguez, Courtland Tyler Ross, Shamis Saad Saleh, Amory RayShawn Salter, Manuel Luis Santana, Xavier Luis Santana, John Mark Sawyer, Jeremy Bernard Smedley, Avery Derrell Smith II, Bryan Dallas Smith, Jordan Leah Smith, Joshua David Staples, Jatir KeShawn Staton, Jacob Dillian Stiles, Keirra Lasha Sturkie, Phenecia Adreal Sturkie, Ashleigh Nicole Todd

U-Z Jefferson Varner IV, Christian William Vital, Tanika Michelle Walker, Samuel David Warren, Janay Auntreece Wilson, Breonte’ Nicole Young and Austin Brady Zellar.


Whitney Roberson

PARENTS: Chris and Amanda Roberson of Ohatchee GRANDPARENTS: Willis and Doris Roberson of Ohatchee and Jerry and Frances Nunnelly of Ohatchee. ACTIVITIES: “Most School Spirit,” was a Bryant-Jordan Scholar Athlete Region Winner, State Winner in Parliamentary Procedures, Basketball (All-Area), received the “Most Dedicated” award in softball, was chosen “Miss Congeniality,” was president of the Future Business Leaders of America, vice president of the Student Government Association, Senior Class vice president, played basketball and softball and was a member of the cheerleading squad and dance line. COLLEGE: Plans to attend Auburn University and major in biomedical sciences and pursue a career as a dentist and work overseas with Operation Smile. She received a Spirit of Auburn Founders Scholarship, an R. Shawn and Cindy Snider Endowed Scholarship and Bryant Jordan Area and Region Winner Scholarships.


Megan Phillips

PARENTS: Heather and Shane Phillips of Ohatchee GRANDPARENTS: David and Dale Phillips of Ohatchee and Ed and Cheryl Lee of Ohatchee. ACTIVITIES: National Youth Leadership Forum on Law and CSI, was chosen “Best in Class” Drum Major, 1st Place FBLA Parliamentary Procedures state level, Business Achievement Award, FBLA Future and Business Level, was Key Club president, SGA president, a member of the Key Club, FCCLA, FBLA, SGA, Drama Club and drum major of the marching band. COLLEGE: Plans to attend Troy University on a Chancellor’s Scholarship and Sons of Confederate Veterans Scholarship and major in psychology/pre-law followed by law school.


Rebekah Madilyn Magouyrk

PARENTS: Waylon and Reba Gay Magouyrk of Ohatchee GRANDPARENTS: Pete and Jewel Magouyrk of Anniston. ACTIVITIES: DAR Good Citizen Award, Home Economics Award, Honor Roll, Principal’s Club, FBLA, Key Club, Mu Alpha Theta, Math Team, was Event Planner for the Christian Club and had perfect attendance. COLLEGE: She plans to attend Jacksonville State University on a Gem of the Hills Scholarship and major in biology.

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Lori Yvonne Allen, Christian Drake Anderson, Justin Houston Areno, Jessica JoDean Barker, Cody Taft Bradley, Kaylee Rachelle Carter, Kalli Danielle Cobb, Dylan Alexander Collins, Kayla Ellen Conner, Leslie Jeanette Cooper, Nancy Rebecca Cosper, Taylor Lynn Cox, Allen Shane Crabtree, Chelsea Lynn Day, Ty Augustus Dulaney


Ashleigh Nicole Gaddy, Nicole Ann Galbreath, Gabriel Andrew Gamez Jr., Jessica Annie Gattis, Danielle Nicole George, Autumn Lovechild Grass, Mason Dixon Griffin, Katlyn Ann Grubbs, Kelsey McCall Harden, Rhiana Storm Higginbotham, Christopher Ryan Hopper, Autumn Louise Isbell, Brady Lloyd Kelley, Tori Jade Colby Kilgore, Matthew Dalton Lee, Rebecca Shiloh Livermore


Rebekah Madilyn Magouyrk, Halley Elisabeth McDill, Megan Brooke McIntyre, Nicole Shyanne Meadows, Derek James Medders, Kristin Haley Menchey, Justin Zachary Mitchell, Jessica Diane Moore, Megan Renae Nance, Amy Kay Owens, Lewis Michael Perry, Megan Lee Phillips, Shelbie Leigh Phillips, Coleton Wyatt Pressley, Steven Anthony Pressley


Amber Leigh Nicole Ray, Whitney Noell Roberson, Christopher Gene Roberts, John Garrett Roland, Jessica Nicole Stewart, Kasey Morgan Thompson, Brandon Caleb Vice, Jasmin Nicole Warnick, Amanda Shay Woodward and Candice Jean Woodward.


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oxford High School Class: 288 Commencement: 7 p.m. Thursday at Lamar Field Baccalaureate: 3 p.m. today at First Baptist Church of Oxford Speaker: Dr. Terry Bostick


Amanda Leigh Parker PARENTS: Ronny and Christina Parker of Oxford GRANDPARENTS: Davida J. Barnes of Merrimack, N.H., and the late John L. Parker and Nelda Parker of Oxford. ACTIVITIES: “Academic All-Star” and ranked first in her class for four years. She is president of the National Honor Society, secretary of the Spanish Honor Society, president of the Student Government Association, president of the Future Business Leaders of America Club, a member of Mu Alpha Theta, the Scholars’ Bowl, GANCEL, FOCUS, Youth Leadership Calhoun County, represented Oxford High School at the Alabama Youth Leadership Program held at Jacksonville State University and at Alabama Governor’s School held at Samford University, and was crowned “Miss Oxford.” She volunteers her time with the American Cancer Society’s “Relay for Life,” Special Olympics, the “Tootsie Roll” Drive for Children and Second Chance and tutors students in math. COLLEGE: Plans to attend JSU as a member of the Elite Honors College to earn undergraduate degrees in both accounting and psychology with a minor in Spanish, after which she plans to attend law school to become a corporate tax attorney. She has received the Jacksonville State University Elite Honors Scholarship and the Elk’s “Most Valuable Student” Scholarship.


Kacie Ray Oglesby PARENTS: Keith and Meleah Oglesby of Oxford GRANDPARENTS: Vivian and Scott Ray of Oxford. ACTIVITIES: National Honor Society and has been an “Academic All-Star” and in the “Top Ten” of her class all four years of high school. She has won academic awards in biology, English, geometry, history and Spanish. She is a member of Mu Alpha Theta, Spanish Honor Society, GANCEL, Health Occupations Students of America, Youth Leadership of Calhoun County, participated in the All-Calhoun County Golf Tournament and the State Golf Tournament. She volunteers her time with the American Cancer Society’s “Relay for Life,” Special Olympics, Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast fundraisers, the Anniston Soup Kitchen, UCP Telethon, Terrific Kid Tuesdays, and the NHC Place. COLLEGE: Plans to attend Auburn University on a Spirit of Auburn Presidential Scholarship along with a technology allowance from Auburn and pursue an undergraduate degree in biochemistry, after which she plans to attend medical school and specialize in surgery. She has been invited to participate in Auburn University’s Honors College.


Calvin Charles Patrick Baker ton

PARENTS: Wesley and Angie Baker of Annis-

GRANDPARENTS: the late Guyanne Baker of Birmingham and Joan Brown Stewart and Patrick and Renee Stewart of Anniston. ACTIVITIES: Baker was a member of the National Honor Society and has been an “Academic All-Star” and in the “Top Ten” of his class for four years. He was a member of the French Honor Society and has been a Bronze Medal Finalist in the National French Contest and has received the Certificat d’Honneur 2011 in the National French Contest, Level 4. He was a member of the football team, an area winner of the Bryant-Jordan Foundation “Outstanding Scholar-Athlete Award,” an AllCounty Offensive Lineman and a varsity captain, qualified as an Oxford Football “Iron Man” and received the Football Academic Award. He is a member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes and attends and served as an acolyte at Saint Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church. COLLEGE: Plans to attend Jacksonville State University and pursue an undergraduate degree in biology and attend medical school.

Candidates for graduation

A-F Brianna Jo Adams, Taylor Keith Adams, Dustin Lee Akers, Marterrious DeQuann Alexander, Shanderious LaMonta Jkywon Alexander, Taylor Evan Alexander, Laura Abigail Alger, Kyle Robert Anderson, Jessica Faye Angles, Samantha Michelle Arrowood, William Roy Austin, Kelika Shamiya Bailey, Calvin Charles Patrick Baker, Avery Nicole Basile, Montevious Gerrod Bass, Hanna Michele Bates, Alexis Elane Baxter, Matthew Jordan Beane, Chesley Evan Beason, Matthew David Beecham, Richard Kyle Beegle, Morgan Jewell Biehunko, Brittany Lynn Boggs, Laquaramyshia Sharondole’ Bonds, Britney Kristen Boozer, Jasmine Neshai Bowie, Carla Haley Brantley, Mary Elizabeth Branton, Loren Christopher Bright, Barkley Dillon Brown, Hali Lee Ann Brown, William Thomas Brown, Kenteriel De’Won Bryant, Christopher Aundrey Burnett, Gwendolyn Skyler Burns, William Tyler Burns, Cameron Vontez Burton, LaCamry Shytoya Burton, Troy Lee Busby, Quiera Simone Butts, Pablo Cesar Cano, Dylan Scott Carr, Jordan Leigh Chamblee, Zoey Nicole Chamblee, Evelyn Ann Champion, Savannah Maye Champion, Stuart Chafin Chandler, Shanda Marissa Chastain, Halie Brooke Cheatwood, Amos Bradley Cicione, Joanna Faye Clark, Joshua Caleb Clark, Ashley

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oxford Continued from Page 7 Brooke Coleman, Shanise Lafaye Coleman, Cameron James Coley, Cody Wayne Connell, James Walter Connell, Brittany Michelle Conner, Omar Cortez, Amberlee Katelyn Cotton, Holly Michelle Cova, Jessica Nicole Crossley, Zion Madison Crowe, Bradley Ross Crutchfield, William Jacob Crutchfield, Jordan Grant Davenport, Shelli Linn Davis, Tampril LaShae Davis, William Thomas Davis, Guadalupe Monzerrath De Leon, Caley Danielle Diggs, Chelsey Babe Dodson, Brett Noah Douglas, Joseph Lawrence Duke, Cody Ross Edwards, Demontrae Drakkar Elston, Eugene Walker Eudy, Charles Jacob Fisher, Michael Andrew Flint, Sarai Flores, Tyler Lee Forester, Felix Jerome Forman, Cody Joe Fowler, Alicia Rae Franklin

G-L Kelly Taylor Gallegly, Hannah Lee Maree Galloway, Justin Troye Gann, Juan Luis Ramirez Garcia, Tanner Clay Gardner, Ariel Kalyn Gaskin, Nicole Lucia Gauthier, Jaime Edgar Gomez, Mathew Hunter Goodson, Jeffery Taylor Goodwin, Tori Caitlin Gowens, Meagan Grace Graessle, Connor Boyd Graham, Joshua Glenn Gravette, Dakota Thomas Gravitt, Wesley Andrew Green, Michael Lewis Greeson, Jeremy Myles Gregory, Patrina Michelle Griffin, Laken Nicole Grissom, Ariel Victoria Guerra, Eric Brian Guyer, Oscar Guzman-Cruz, Courtney Jeanne Hall, Logan Brooke Hanson, Carly Elaine Harrell, Ashley Nicole Harris, Brandon Chase Harwell, Victor Jamil Hatchett, Jacob Daniel Hatfield, Zachary Resan Hauseman, Ashley Nicole Haynes, Stacie Leigh Haynes, Tanner Chip HaynesSluder, Alexa Curry Heard, Brady Wallace Heard, Santiago Ezequiel Hechart, Kiley Todd Heflin, Anthony LaVonte’ Shon Henderson, Christopher David Henderson, Whitney Elizabeth Henson, Jonathon Cole Herren, Denzel Thomas Hicks, Gregory Dion Hobdy, Madison Presley Holcomb, Kelsei Michelle Horn, Steven Michael Horton, Laura Ashley Howard, Jordan Raydell Hunter, Zachary David Ingram, Mijuana Nicole Jacobs, Eric James Jarvis, Brenton DeQuon Johnson, Erique Durand Johnson, Danielle Nicole Jordan, Robert Sean Junior, Matthew Ryan Juricich, Dakota Preslee Kelley, Kayla Renea Kimsey, Alora Breanna Kirby, Rebekah Ashton Kirby, Zachary Austin Kiser, Britney Nicole Knox, Whitney Renee Knox, Kevin Dontrell Lane, John Bradley Langlois, Jacqulyn Marissa Law, Breanna Shante’ Lemons, Ashley Nicole Leonard, Robertson Kyle David Leverett, Eric Chung Lin, Joseph Andrew Lipham, Bianca Cheyenne Lomax, Zachary David Lovvorn

M-Q Javonte Aquinton Mallard, Kelly Krystal Manley, Daniel Marchan, David Marchan, Molly Christine Martin, Morgan Elizabeth Martin, Yeraldin Jenny Martinez, Gary Harotio Mason, Areyauna T’ae Mathews, Connor Wil-

liam Earl McCall, Melody Nicole McCallum, Phillip McCallum, Ashleigh Nicole McClure, Lawrence Chandler McCracken, Russell Taylor McCracken, Derek Ryan McFarland, Marquez DeVaughn McGrue, Landon Shane McLean, Haley DeAnne Meyer, Keianna Shanell Mickler, Christopher Shaun Miller, Grant Michael Miller, LaMarcus Dontrell Miller, Tykerra Symone Mitchell, Kala Monae Montgomery, Mayeli Perez Morales, Stephen Alexander Muncher, Keosha ShaKoya Murphy, Quameka Christine Myriee, Stephen Paul Nance, Jasmine Elizabeth Newell, Eli Tyrie Noel, Jessica Nichole O’Dell, Kacie Ray Oglesby, Jonnecia Henrietta Oliver, Carlee Brooke Paris, Amanda Leigh Parker, Jayson Kaylor Parkhurst, William Johnathan Chase Partridge, Ra’neisha Shawnbria Patterson, Paula Celsea Justyne Payton, Christopher Alan Pennington, Sean Michael Pettus, Sommer Nicole Pettus, Brianna Brooke Posey, Jaime Coryn Preston, Christian Blake Pugh, Brett Edward Putnam

R-T Olivia Adelaide Raisanen, Auburn Nichole Ramey, Colton James Ray, David Zachary Ray, Kayli Brooke Ray, Lori Anna Mildred Ray, Mary Elaine Reaves, Allie Marie Renfroe, Dania Lizeth Reyes, Tanesha Shontrice Ridley, Jasmine Charmaine Riggins, Jacob Christopher Ritten, Karlie Kathleen Robertson, Candace Eugenia Robinson, Kendall Nicole Salgado, Hannah Rebekah Salsman, Kenia Isabel Sanchez, Javier Santiago-Martinez, Carlie Alexis Sargent, Kaitlyn Aryn Schewanick, Brandon Jeremy Schoening, Kyle Robert Schwyn, Daven Samar Seals, Leslie Nicole Sewell, Chelsea-Ann Elaine Shaddix, Sarah Kathryn Sherrill, Blakely Ryanna Shierling, Phillip Oneal Shiflett, Riley Matthew Simpson, Tucker Levon Simpson, Alonja Davett Skinner, Brooklyn Acasia Slick, Cody Chase Smith, Daphanie Nicole Smith, Jessika Nicole Lee Smith, Kayse Nicole Smith, Timothy Jordan Smith, Kara LeAnn Spurlin, Coty Ryan Spurling, Kayla Nacole Spurling, Jackson Tanner Stephens, Kellie Rebecca Stephenson, Judge Lessly Stringer IV, Christopher Loneil Swain, PerCee Danielle Swain, Dezreontae RaShad Swink, QuaTiera Nasha Swink, Destiny Michelle Taylor, Thomas Frazier Taylor, Madison Brooke Thomas, Michael Daniel Thomas, Elizabeth DoriAnna Thompson, Joshua Keat Thompson, Hannah Marie Thrasher, Jared Rashad Turner, Morgan Melissa Turner

U-Z Tino Phillip Veitengruber, TeNeshia Nicole Vincent, Jonathon Edward Wade, Molly Elizabeth Wagner, Jared Wagnon Waits, Taylor Ryan Ward, Shaley Alice Watson, Aubrey Shaman Watts, Taylor Kaine Waugh, Hannah Brianne Webber, Kenneth Micheal Whitt, Nayira Kionah Wilcox, Thomas Leslie Wilcox, Shelby Annece Wilkes, Deondre Shaquille Williams, Dominique Octaveous Williams, Marq’ui Donte’ Wills, Haleigh Jo Wilson, Lumark DeWayne Wilson, Zachary Nathaniel Wippler, Tori Beth Wood, Bryan Weston Woodard, Richard Christopher Worrell, Charles Eugene Yates, Ruby Zavala and Xinyao Zhang.

PIedmont High School Class: 81 Commencement: 7 p.m. Thursday, Field of Champions Baccalaureate: 2 p.m. today, First Baptist Church of Piedmont Speaker: Leslie Hollowell



Kayla Michelle Gowens

Whitney Blair Wood

PARENTS: Linda J. Gowens of Piedmont and Tommy Gowens of Jacksonville GRANDPARENTS: Sarah Jackson of Piedmont and the late Fowler Jackson Jr. and Frances Gowens of Piedmont and the late John Gowens. ACTIVITIES: Gowens received the Senior Good Citizenship Award, President’s Education Award, was a Girls State representative, Youth Leadership of Calhoun County representative, was selected Daughters of the American Revolution Good Citizen and 3rd Place State Winner, was an Emerging Leaders Convention representative, National Honor Society president, a member of the marching and concert bands, Color Guard (captain), a member of the Senior Leadership Council, Mu Alpha Theta, Prom Committee, yearbook staff, is a member of Piedmont First United Methodist Youth Ministries and plays piano, and she volunteers at Camp Sumatanga. COLLEGE: Plans to attend the University of Alabama on a Hubert and Flora Borden Scholarship and a Piedmont First United Methodist Bill Wilson Scholarship and major in pre-med.

PARENTS: Tommy and Emily Wood of Piedmont GRANDPARENTS: The late Marlin Wood Sr., Pauline Wood, Jack Blair and Ethelene Blair. ACTIVITIES: Senior Superlative, Homecoming Queen, concert band “Best Musician,” Technology Student Association State Conference First Place in Digital Video Production (2011) and Medical Technology (2010), and she was a member of the Auburn University, University of Alabama, Jacksonville State University and Calhoun County Honor Bands. She was a member of the National Honor Society, Mu Alpha Theta, Technology Student Association, yearbook staff, Prom Committee, marching band (clarinet section leader), concert band and was a majorette (captain). COLLEGE: Plans to attend Jacksonville State University on a Faculty Scholarship, then transfer to Auburn University and major in pharmacy.


Mariah Leigh Gowens PARENTS: Debbie and Jerry Gowens of Piedmont and the granddaughter of the late Lily Mae and Floyd Gowens of Piedmont and the late Lila and Woodrow Brown of Piedmont. ACTIVITIES: Gowens awards and honors include Senior Superlative, Who’s Who “Most Dependable,” Anniston Star Top Teen, placed first at the Technology Student Association State Conference in the Sci-Viz Competition, was a member of the National Honor Society, Technology Student Association, yearbook staff, Mu Alpha Theta, Senior Leadership Council, Prom Committee, marching and concert bands and Color Guard (captain). She placed second in the FRA Americanism Essay Contest. COLLEGE: She plans to attend Auburn University on a Spirit of Auburn Academic Scholarship, Alabama Municipal Electric Authority Scholarship, Anniston Elks Lodge #189 Scholarship and Lozahatchee Masonic Lodge Scholarship. She is an Auburn PLUS Scholar and Jimmy Rane Foundation Scholar. She plans to major in biomedical sciences (pre-medicine) and has been accepted into Auburn University’s Honors College.

Candidates for graduation

A-F Paige Acker, Andrew Adderhold, Tyler Allen, Kayla Allen, Carlee Anderson, Reece Anderson, Brett Ballew, Tiffany Boswell, Cody Bowman, Dalton Calvert, Kiwana Camp, Victoria Cantrell, T.J. Chapman, Karlee Combs, Andrew Crow, Clay Dent, Marquia Diamond, Trevor Ford, Jacob Fortenberry, Tracy Freeman

G-Q Jordan Gaddy, Charlie Gamble, Sloan Garner, Gabrielle Gear, Austin Goss, Lexy Goss, Kayla Gowens, Mariah Gowens, Jessica Haskell, Gary Hastert, Jacob Herring, Davey Higginbotham, Andru Hincy, Jamarcus Houston, Montrel Houston, Meagan Hoxie, Allyson Ivey, Jay Jackson, Andrew Johnson, Thomas Keener, Sentry Kelly, Maggie Love, Scotty Loyd, Dakota Lusk Jarred McBrayer, Kane Meeks, Addie Jane Minton, Christina Mitchell, Destini Monahan, Casey Moore, Kasie Moore, Brittany Morrison, Luis Palacios, Taylor Parker, Jordan Porter, Jacob Prince, Jacob Pritchett, Landon Pruitt

R-Z T.J.Rader, Joel Ray, Bradley Reynolds, Brittani Reynolds, Dalton Riffey, Miranda Rochester, KayLynn Russell, Kaysie Rutledge, Derek Schroeder, Ashley Sears, Christa Smith, Matthew Stitts, Christopher Strott, Chadrick Threatt, Chantavia Threatt, Jameson Trammell, Jordan Tyree, Tori Waddell, Paige Webb, Kayla Winkles, Whitney Wood, Victoria Woodruff and Quadree Woods.

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pleasant valley High School

Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic School

Class: 76 Commencement: 7 p.m. Thursday, Pleasant Valley Raider Stadium Baccalaureate: 7 p.m. Tuesday, First Baptist Church of Williams. Speaker: Darren Hamby

Class: 13 Commencement: 6:30 p.m. Tuesday Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Speaker: Rev. Robert J. Baker, S.T.D.


Michael Dean Roe PARENTS: Ed and Cerilla Roe GRANDPARENTS: grandson of Phil and Melanie Dean of Ohatchee and Edward and Harriet Roe of Cropwell. ACTIVITIES: Roe received the Chemistry Award, Psychology Award, was Exchange Club Student of the Month, All-County and All-Region Baseball, was captain of the Scholar’s Bowl and MVP, Envirobowl captain, a member of SADD, SCA president, National Senior Beta Club president, played football (captain), basketball and baseball (captain). COLLEGE: Has accepted an appointment to the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo.


Christian Chandler Burgess PARENTS: Greg and Lisa Burgess GRANDPARENTS: Bill and Geynell Burgess of Jacksonville and Tommy Davis of Oxford. ACTIVITIES: Burgess was a UCA All-American cheerleader, Senior Class President, Exchange Club Student of the Month, Circle of Champions spokesperson, Homecoming Queen, Who’s Who “Smartest Student,” Top Teen of the Week, National Senior Beta Club vice president, Student Council vice president, a member of SADD, FCCLA, yearbook staff, a student mentor for kindergarten, a JSU Emerging Leader, varsity cheerleader (captain) and a Diamond Doll. COLLEGE: Plans to attend Jacksonville State University and major in elementary education.


Jordan Nicole Cash PARENTS: Landon and Amanda Cash GRANDPARENTS: Kenneth and Shirley Cash of Jacksonville. ACTIVITIES: Cash was a JSU Emerging Leader, Circle of Champions spokesperson, Junior Class Secretary, Who’s Who “Most Dependable,” FBLA vice president, received the English Award, was a member of Who’s Who Among High School Students, National Senior Beta Club, SADD, FCCLA, Key Club, SCA and a varsity cheerleader (co-captain). COLLEGE: Plans to attend Jacksonville State University and then transfer to the University of Alabama at Birmingham to study neurosciences.

Candidates for graduation

A-F Michael Edward Alexander, Cody Alan Almond, Steve Aaron Baker, Adam Dayton Boozer, Jessica Michelle Boozer, Cameron Alexander Bright, Christian Chandler Burgess, Jordan Nicole Cash, Brook Summer Chapman, Anna Marie Cole, Brittany Danielle Coppock, Haley LeAnn Crook, Jenna Leigh Daniels, Christopher Heinz Deerman, Jacob Brian Denney, Kelly Dana Ellison, Nathan Barret Faucett, Michaela Denise Feazell

G-L Victoria Brooke Gable, Nelson James Garrett, Benjamin Kyle Gassert, Landon Holt Gilmer, Erika Leanne Glass, Douglas Suede Gray, Steven Wayne Griffith, William Joseph Hamby, Amy Fay Hardy, Jonah Daniel Harmon, Matthew Blake Heard, Jordan Rebekah Howard, Melissa Kayla Hughes, Autumn McKensey Johnson, Troy Dale Johnson, Cassandra Lynn Johnston, Katlyn Dawn Jones, Casey Lynn Knepp, Emily Carole Knight, Tyler Owen Lackey, Sierra Danielle Langley, Michael Brett Langston, Payton Hope Lewis, Brian Alen Lovett, Jordan Suzanne Luttrell

M-Q Brian Nathaniel Manear, Matthew Brett Martin, Brandon Tyler Mayben, Heaven Leeann Moncrief, Riley Jackson Morgan, Dexter Scott Mundy, Jonathan Wade Parris, William Jackson Parris, Hailey Renea Phillips

R-T Daniel Olin Reaves, Zackary James Dale Robinson, Michael Dean Roe, Jeffery Brett Shields, Michael Hunter Sides, Kathryn Kahlor Shinstock, Richard Allan Shockley, Ethan Lane Slaght, Virmilerose Ann Smith, Michael Allen Snow, Brittany Nicole Stewart, Phillip Dane Stewart, Megan Hope Strickland, Zachary Wayne Taylor, Jonathon Colt Templeton, Cody Alexander Thorne, Alexander Kyle Turner

U-Z Garrett Neal Veazey Jr., Dexter Lee Vernon, Nathanael David Walker, Dustin Joshua Ward, Cheyenne Maree Watts, Daniel Cody Wesson and Cody Fisher Woodrow.

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Charity Monique Gray PARENTS: Randall and Renee Gray of Anniston. ACTIVITIES: Alabama Girl’s State delegate, Daughters of the American Revolution Award, Who’s Who “Most Studious,” Senior Beta Club (president), Mu Alpha Theta (vice president) and Youth Leadership of Calhoun County. COLLEGE: Plans to attend Birmingham Southern College on a Foundation Scholarship.

Candidates for graduation Faith Batchelor, Judith Lyndsey Bonner, Caitlyn Elizabeth Boyd, Angelica Aurora Fava, Conner Avery Fletcher, Charity Monique Gray, Taylor Lamar Horsley, Spencer James Mayfield, Andrew Clifton Morrison, Donnie Wayne Parker, Jordan Danielle Seijo, Micheal Donovan Trowse and Nicole Stephanie Valle.

Jordan Danielle Seijo PARENTS: Dan and Robence Seijo of Weaver. ACTIVITIES: Seijo was chosen Who’s Who “Most Conscientious,” enjoys photography and is a volunteer at MGH Arena. COLLEGE: Plans to attend Jacksonville State University.


Judith Lyndsey Bonner PARENTS: Robin and Jeff Bonner of Heflin. ACTIVITIES: Who’s Who “Best Sportsmanship,” Ms. SHS, Homecoming Queen, Beta Club, SGA president, volleyball (Elite 8), baseball and softball. COLLEGE: Plans to attend the University of Alabama at Birmingham on an Academic Achievement Scholarship.

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saks High School

Trinity Christian academy

Class: 103 Commencement: 8 p.m. Thursday, Jack Stewart Stadium Baccalaureate: 8 a.m. today, Hillcrest Baptist Church Speaker: Chad Brown

Class: 9 Commencement: 7 p.m. Wednesday, Trinity Baptist Church. Speaker: Dr. Clarence Sexton Baccalaureate: 3 p.m. today, Trinity Baptist Church Speaker: Brother Robin Mears


Rayshanna Luciana Butler PARENTS: Eduardo and Luciana Butler of Anniston GRANDPARENT: Daphne Butler of Panama City, Panama. ACTIVITIES: Dual History Student of the Year, Honors English Student of the Year, Chemistry Student of the Year, Spanish Award and All County Woodwind. Honor Society (president), SGA, SADD, Big Brothers and Big Sisters, Spanish Club and the marching and concert bands. COLLEGE: She plans to attend the University of Alabama on a Capstone Scholarship and major in anthropology.


Ashley Michelle Bowden PARENTS: Bob Bowden Jr. and Donna Bowden of Anniston GRANDPARENTS: Barbara King of Anniston and Eunice Bowden of Anniston. ACTIVITIES: Dual Math Award, History Student of the Year, Business Technology Student of the Year, Spanish 1 Student of the Year, performed in All State Choir, was Class Representative, a member of the Honor Society, SADD (vice president), Math Club (vice president), Choir Solo and Ensemble, Spanish Club, volleyball, soccer and track and field. COLLEGE: Plans to attend Jacksonville State University on a Faculty Scholarship and transfer to Auburn University to major in veterinary medicine and minor in math or Spanish.


Rebecca Alyss Bowen PARENTS: Barry and Theresa Bowen of Anniston GRANDPARENTS: Mary Mundy of Anniston and Lonnie Bowen of Anniston. ACTIVITIES: Bowen was a member of the Senior Honor Society, All County Softball Team, All County Volleyball Team, received Highest Average Awards, was yearbook editor, a member of Fellowship of Christian Students and Athletes, SADD, SGA and played volleyball and softball. COLLEGE: Plans to attend Jacksonville State University on a Faculty Scholarship and major in elementary education.

Candidates for graduation

Candidates for graduation Joseph Ryan Argo, Heather Elizabeth Clay, Amanda Leigh Crow, JaQuiz Brene Curry, Steven Elliott Feazell, Jordan Lynn Haynes, Jacob Anthony Hinkle, Chelsea McKala Morgan and Audry Anita Shuford.

A-F Kaneisha Raquel Almon, Taneisha Raquel Almon, Brittany Nicole Arnold, Amber Kaitlan Bain, Ashley Michelle Bowden, Mark Adam Raistlin Bowen, Rebecca Alyss Bowen, ShaTeven UnTriceya Bowers, Marcus Damon Boyd, Robert Checoty Braden, Destinee Rajine Briskey, Timothy Michael Brooks, Jessica Rachel Brown, Matthew Tyler Buchanan, Hunter Allen Burns, Rayshanna Luciana Butler, Victor Leonardo Calderon, John Eric Campbell, Bethany Kaye Capps, Brianna Shantrice Christopher, Heather LaShaye Clay, Haley Ashton Cobb, Kala Catrice Coger, Addesha Sharyan Collins, Cristian Omar Contreras, Cordarius DeAndre Cooper, Jada Shea Dalrymple, Cameron Jarrod Dempsey, Zelitia Michelle Dorsey, Evelyn Shantia Shamore Ellington, Ijeoma Nicole Ene, Victoria Lynn Every, Harley Mickael Aaron Fitts, Kayla Renee Foster, Brandi Michelle Fowler

G-L Jacquese Shavon Gay, Madison Renee Gilreath, Jessie Scott Ginn, Cameron Nelson Greenwood, Justin DiQuan Grier, LaTia Shawnice Griffin, Haileigh Elizabeth Harbin, James McCullough Hobbs, Courtney Daliyah Holcombe, Dymond Kiara Houston, Loyanna Lonneika Hunter, Timothy James Ingram, Trenton Shawn Jackson, Zeneshua Shenetta Jairrels, Heather Marie Jarrard, Kaci Carter Johnson, Christopher Blake Jones, Khadeshia Rakia Janue Kelly, Aaron Jacob Kilgore, Ebony Nichole Kilpatrick, David Ryan King, Cody Aaron Kulp, Jayden Lee Leatherwood, Nathaniel Ray Linn, Sophia Ashley Long

M-Q Myeshia Desiree Mason, Lindsey Rene McNeal, Jasmine Nicole Mobley, Xavier Isaiah Morgan, Nicolette Annemarie Murphy, Christopher Devan Murray, Christopher Alexander Napier, Jamar Alan Nettles, Hayden Heath Nunnally, Ja’coby Cortez Parker, Kimberly Dianne Pearson, Da’Janae Ta’Shawn Poole, Kandace Elizabeth Postell, Taylor Nicole Prince, Kylie Cheyenne Prokop

R-T Adam Walter Ramey, Sierra Dawn Reavis, Joshua Damon Reynolds, Tiffany Mache Rice, Brandon Kyle Rich, Marc Philipp Schoenhals, Kelsei Nicolle Shipe, Jazmyn Danyiel Simmons, Marissia Loreane Simmons, Antonio James Sledge, Kabrina Renee Snell, Mary Katlyn Snelling, Katy LeeAnn Stephens, Mikayla Ann Stoffregen, Montana Kalien Tankersley, LaVonte Montez Thomas, Marche Denise Thomas, Quinton Terrell Thomas, Marquis Jawuan Townsend

U-Z Bryan Eugene Wadford, Delandforte Earl Whetstone Jr., Brittany Ann Whitcomb, Amber Dawn Williams, Ebony Trene’e Willis, Brooklynn Colleen Wintle, Christyona Jacinta Woolverton, Colby Ryan Youngblood and Kyle McVey Youngblood.

weaver High School Class: 65 Commencement: 6 p.m. Thursday, Bill Bryan Stadium Baccalaureate: 8 a.m. today, First Baptist Church of Weaver. Speakers: Pastor Keith Merritt, Scott Prater


Taylor Nicole Jackson PARENTS: Marty and Tracy Jackson of Anniston and Scott and Heather Prater of Weaver GRANDPARENTS:Harlen and Jane Jackson of Weaver and J.O. and Alice Smith of Anniston. ACTIVITIES: Jackson received the Principal’s Award, Academic Letter, was chosen Who’s Who “Most Likely To Succeed,” was a member of the Sr. High National Honor Society, Leo Club, SGA, Big Brothers/Big Sisters, Math Team, marching band (vice president), dance line, concert band, and is a member of the First Baptist Church of Weaver, choir and The Foundry Youth Group, and Camp Happy Days counselor. COLLEGE: Plans to attend Jacksonville State University on a Valedictorian Scholarship and Gem of the Hills Scholarship and pursue a bachelor of science degree in nursing.


Emily Calyn Ramsey PARENTS: Myra and Jimmy Burt of Anniston and Stacie and Kim Ramsey of Piedmont. ACTIVITIES: Ramsey was a member of the Principal’s Club, Honor Roll, Sr. High National Honor Society and was a varsity cheerleader. COLLEGE: She plans to attend Jacksonville State University on a Gem of the Hills Scholarship and pursue a bachelor of science degree in nursing


Kindall Marie Brown PARENTS: Dolly Holt of Anniston and Ben Brown GRANDPARENT: Marie Fink Holt of Anniston. ACTIVITIES: Senior Class President, a UCA All-Star Cheerleader, received the Principal’s Award and Academic Letter, was a member of the Sr. High National Honor Society, Youth Leadership of Calhoun County, SGA, FBLA, Big Brothers/Big Sisters, KARMA Club, yearbook staff, youth ministry and enjoys riding horses. COLLEGE: She plans to attend the University of Alabama on an Elks Lodge Scholarship and University of Alabama Freshmen Scholarship and major in pre-med and pursue a career as a general practitioner.

Candidates for graduation

A-F Malik Lamar Anderson, Chelsea Renae Barclay, Collin Ryan Barker, Zachary Tyler Bean, Travis Ryan Beasley, Kindall Marie Brown, Caleb Craig Burt, Summer Brianna Burton, Jeffrey Lamar Campbell, Shandon O’lithia Carbo, Kayla Quanise Coleman, Shautoria Diane Coleman, Shantasia Maria Copeland, Cerena Ashley Cortez, Karra Leigh Ann Daniels, Andrew James Davis, Anna Elise Elders, Rachel Nicole Evans, Timothy Chandler Fall, Brady Dean Fausnaught

G-L Daniesha LaShon Gaston, Alecia Paige Goodson, Matthew Blake Hayden, Jacob Levi Henson, Kirsten Nicole Humphries, Benjamin Timothy Hunter, Taylor Nicole Jackson, Jade Allyn Jarmon, Lyndsie Taylor Jennings, Cierra Bianca Jones, Shawn M. Kelsey, Aaron Thomas Kent, Brian Landon Key, Kalem Shamarcus Lawrence, Brennan Reed Ledbetter, Dontavius Jamale Lindsey, Ronelious DeVonte’ Loveberry

M-R Wallace Byron McGahan, Alexander James Meritt, Trey Devon Moore, Cody Blake Morrison, Megan Elizabeth Partner, Jesse Lynn Pate, Kacey Anita Ponder, Tyler Ralph Pugh, Emily Calyn Ramsey, Charles Jacob Rivers, Justin Earl Paul Roden

S-Z Stephanie Lyn Schlemminger, Leslie Leighann Shepherd, Bailey Danielle Smith, Kayla Marie Smith, Steven Chase Smith, Taylor Shaye Smith, William Christopher Smith, Quindarious Sherod Stanley, Matera LaShun Tramble, Josha Corey Troge, Khadeshia ShaQuan Tucker, Michael Cody Watson (posthumus), Dannette Brianne Wigginton, Jeffery Taylor Williams, Cassie McKala Wine (posthumus), Heather Brook Wooten and Haley Michele Wright.

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walter wellborn High School

white Plains High School

Class: 79 Commencement: 7 p.m. Thursday, “The Hill” Baccalaureate: 4 p.m. today, Thankful Baptist Church Speaker: Rev. P.Q. English

Class: 93 Commencement: 7 p.m. Thursday, Robertson Field Baccalaureate: 2 p.m. today, First United Methodist Church, Anniston Speaker: Chris Sullivan


Dalton Screws PARENTS: Keith and Kim Screws of Anniston GRANDPARENTS: Pat Davis of Heflin, the late Ollie Duke of Anniston, and David and Janice Screws of Anniston. ACTIVITIES: Student Government (president), Southern Association of Student Councils Leadership Award, Youth Leadership Calhoun County, captain of the All-County Varsity Football Team, a member of the All-County Varsity Baseball Team and All-Tournament Basketball Team, Abundant Life Christian Club, National Honor Society and was a missionary to Africa and Venezuela with e3 Partners. COLLEGE: Plans to attend Jacksonville State University on a football/academic scholarship and major in biology.


Savanna Rae Williams PARENTS: Lynne and George Williams of Eastaboga GRANDPARENT: Betty Pugh of Eastaboga. ACTIVITIES: Williams received numerous Highest Class Average awards, five Academic Letters, was a member of the Scholars’ Bowl, Key Club, FCCLA and played softball. COLLEGE: Plans to attend Jacksonville State University on a Faculty Scholarship and Civilian Marksmanship Program Scholarship and major in counseling or education.


Taylor Layne Champion PARENTS: Ernie and Amanda Tucker of Anniston GRANDPARENTS: Darrell and Vicki Morgan of League City, Texas, and Wanda Tucker of Ohatchee and the late Ernest Tucker. ACTIVITIES: Champion was a member of the National Honor Society, All “A” Honor Roll, Student Government Association (vice president), Youth Leadership Calhoun County, a varsity cheerleader with UCA All-American Honors, played varsity softball and was a member of the All-County Softball Team, and she is an active youth group member at Eulaton United Methodist Church. COLLEGE: Plans to attend Enterprise State Community College on a softball scholarship and major in biology.

Candidates for graduation

A-F Heather Elizabeth Alldredge, Katlyn Faye Angle, Jonathan Scott Arnold, Courtney Brooke Barclay, Ali Devin Michael Bass, Eric Lee Battles, Ashley Monzia Beasley, Tierra Nicole Bolton, David Michael Bowman, Joshua Clyde Boyd, Morgan Deanna Brown, Wesley James Brown, Joseph Trey Byers, Lauren Alexandra Cail, Dalton Lane Carroll, Taylor Layne Champion, Jeremy Tyler Cloud, Alexandra Faye Coley, Julie Ryan Copeland, Corey Lane Crossley, Shianne Austin Davidson, Emily Renea Devney, Brian Ray Dial, Natasha Nicole Edgeworth, Kimberly Diane Ervin, Ashley Dawn Ervin, Kyra Simone Forman

G-L Cynthia Danielle Gardner, Aaron Devon Harris (Honorary), Alan Michael Haynes, Kayla Dawn Haynes, Staci Marissa Haynes, Lyndze Ciera Honea, Kayla Dianne Honea, Jasmine Nicole Hubbard, Jordan Blake Hughes, Christopher Andrew Ingram, Tamell Rashod Johnson, Natalie Dychae Johnson, Nicole Juanita Danielle Johnson, Megan Amber Joyner, Derek Shane Key, Kayla Marie Laney, Jessica Lynn Ledbetter, Jonathan Lynn Lemon, Michael Shane Levens Jr.

M-Q Charles Brett Mathis, Bryan Scott Mondabaugh, Maya A Morris, Adam Blake O’Bryen, Brittney Nichole Pelfrey, Tiffany Allison LaNiece Poore, Jessica Sue Presley

R-T Victoria Anne Reina, Tresslan Sara Riddle, Daniel Lawton Russell, Tori Nicole Russell, Tevin D. Satcher, Dalton Keith Screws, Haley Nicole Screws, Jesse Deston Sims, Jefferson Blade Smith, Deena Leigh Smith, John Parker Stanfield, Chastaigne Cheyenne Stewart, Morgan Kendall Storey, Justin Terrell Tate, Crystal DeAnn Thomas, Dejuan Cortez Traylor, Alana Elise Tucker

U-Z Victoria Caitlin VanMeter, Jordan David Ward, Bobby Charles White II, Vashadd Deoriel White, Johnny R. Wilcox, Savanna Rae Williams, Aisha Breyunna Williams, LeDerrius Shawndez Willis, Austin Louis Wilson and Morgan Rae Yates.

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Priya Pravina Bhatt PARENTS: Rahger and Shirley Bhatt of Anniston. ACTIVITIES: “Most Dedicated,” earned Outstanding Achievement awards in Science, Math, History, English and Spanish, was a member of the “A” Honor Roll, National Honor Society, Spanish Club, Beta Club, FBLA, Student Council, Math Team and choir. COLLEGE: Plans to attend the University of Alabama at Birmingham on an Over the Hill Gang scholarship and pursue a degree in pharmacy.


Ashlyn Sims PARENTS: Brian and Melissa Sims and Angie and Shon Austin of Anniston GRANDPARENTS: Linda and Randy Sims of Wedowee and Rhonda and Harold Martin of Piedmont. ACTIVITIES: All A’s since kindergarten, Miss White Plains, Class President, second place individual math team, highest average in Anatomy, was Sr. Beta Chaplain & Sergeant at Arms, SCA Vice President, Spanish Club President, a member of FBLA and played church league co-ed softball. COLLEGE: Plans to attend Jacksonville State University and pursue a career in the medical field. She received a Faculty Scholarship from Jacksonville State University, an Emblem Club Scholarship and Calhoun County Math Team Scholarship.


Pilar McGuirk PARENTS: Cathy McGuirk and Scott McGuirk, both of Anniston GRANDPARENTS: Lloyd McGuirk of Oxford and Hubert and Joyce Wright of Talladega. ACTIVITIES: “A” Honor Roll, National Honor Society, Junior Class Prom Princess, homecoming representative, was chosen Senior Class Who’s Who “Most Likely To Succeed,” cheerleading (co-captain) and was a varsity competition squad cheerleader, Sr. Beta Club, Senior Choir and Senior Choir Ensemble, FBLA, SCA, Sr. High Scholars’ Bowl, Math Team and is a member of Golden Springs Baptist Church. COLLEGE: Plans to attend Auburn University on an Auburn University Spirit of Auburn Scholarship and Virginia Ann “Jennie” Jones Scholarship and pursue a degree in pharmacy.

Candidates for graduation

A-F Benjamin Tyler Alexander, Allyson Nicole Alwine, Jonathon Richard Beecham, Priya Pravina Bhatt, Michael Wayne Biddy, Nicholus Ryan Bishop, Zachary Guice Burgess, Bryan Dylan Burns, Summer Lashea Cain, Brannon Wesley Cash, Mark Anthony Cline, Brittany Nicole Cobb, David Michael Coile, Jordan Kaylee Coleman, Taylor Ann Colgrove, Lauren Ashley Cotton, Austin Wade Cowan, Blaire Elizabeth Crabtree, John Kaleb Crosby, Ragan Elizabeth Crumley, Tina Brooke Daugherty, Tiffany Gail Dickeson, Jordyn Nicole Doss, Tyler Scott Drakes, Dakota Keith Driggers, Matthew Drew Evans, Jackson Talmage Everett, Julie Elizabeth Everett, JessicaLynn Marie Forbus, Dustin Adam Ford, David Andrew Francis

G-L Stephen Paul Gamble, Logan Thomas Giddens, Carli Ann Hamilton, Nikilas Dequan Harris, Brendan Alexander Haun, Kendall Bailey Hightower, Lindsey Micaela Hildred, Caitlin Machel Hubbard, Michael Fred Hudgins, Terry Bradford Johnson, Christian Tyler Jones, Joshua Scott Jones, Krisztian Juhasz, Mariah Ranay Kindle, Dora Ildiko Lajosbanyai, Joanna Marie Linares

M-Q Clayton Lee Maddox, Christen William Major, Jacob Ryan Martin, Tommy Gene Martin, Christopher Donnell McCain, Amanda Jo McDaniel, Frances Pilar McGuirk, Mallory Sharon McInery, Megan Ashley McKinney, Dylan Warren McPhee, Casey Tyler Miller, Joshua Dylan Moody, Tracy Shawn Nelson, Brittany Michelle Norton, Castle Mikaela Pace, Christopher Eugene Parker, Erin Nicole Parrish, Adrian Marquice Pearson, Clay Gregory Ponder, Kiley Grace Ponder, Erin Beverly Quick

R-T Hilary Hope Rhinehart, Lawrence Hunter Rhoades, Max Andrew Riley, Justin Blade Rollins, Brenda Alegandra Ruedas Ortiz, Ian Tanner Shaw, Ashlyn Nicole Sims, Katelyn Virginia Sims, William Danson Smith, David Scott Snellgrove, Coralann Elaine Stell, Stuart Anthony Surrency, Kristin Brooke Thacker, Dillon Matthew Thornburg, Cassandra Lane Tims, Chasta Meagan Travis, Ben Jodie Turner, Heather LaShaye Turner, Maggi Mae Turner,

U-Z Kaitlyn Elizabeth Watson, David Edward Weaver, Dylan Kyle Weddington, Amanda Jane Wheeler, Riley Lauren White and Joseph Blake Wudarczyk.

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Alabama School for the Deaf Class: 24 Commencement: 3:30 p.m. May 30, McFarlane Auditorium. Speaker: Linda Bowe. Baccalaureate: 10 a.m. May 30 in Hawkins Chapel. Speaker: Betty Jane France


Kellie Sue Menzies PARENTS: Lydia Menzies of Oxford GRANDPARENTS: Nancy Ross. ACTIVITIES: Focus Club Outstanding Leadership Award, OASIS Top Reader Award, Booster Club Award, Moran O. Colburn Award, MGH Rider’s Club Award, Volleyball Award and the Optimist Club Award 3rd place, volleyball,

dance, track, People to People international travels, SGA, Jr NAD, Academic Bowl, Drama Club and Jr. Counselor for Camp Shocco for deaf children. COLLEGE: She plans to attend Rochester Institute for Technology and National Technical Institute for the Deaf in Rochester, N.Y., on a scholarship, continuing education in photography, graphic design, international studies, history and religion. She is graduating with an Advanced Diploma.


himself to join up with a group of people from his dorm who often played “Capture the Flag” games Continued from Page 3 together. His decision to push through changed focus several times his shyness paid off: Kennedy before discovering he loved his now has a variety of close friends psychology classes. in Tuscaloosa, where he attends “If you don’t know what you want, you can takexa classes and grad school to earn his masters and PhD in experimental psykeep an eye on what you like,” chology. said Kennedy, a Donoho alumPaige Anderson, a former nus. “Having a plan isn’t necessarily the most important thing; basketball star for Spring Garden you can always change what you High School, said she was shy in college, too. She used her basketwant — that’s what college is ball team at Samford University about.” as a way to make new friends. Making new friends “I didn’t do a lot of social stuff,” 22-year-old Anderson said. College is also about making new friends, meeting people with “Pretty much for me, it’s finding different backgrounds and expe- the people you can connect with riences from you, Kennedy said. most on the team, and then findShy by nature, he was daunted by ing friends through them.” the prospect of make those conStudy habits nections at a big university like Alabama after he graduated from At Samford, Anderson played the much-smaller Donoho. guard on the basketball team, “That was tough for me; I meaning she spent hours at pracdon’t make new friends too eas- tice and sometimes missed class ily,” he said. for away games. It was difficult, Kennedy had to make a conthe Spring Garden alum said, to scious effort to step outside of figure out how to balance schoolhis comfort zone and attend a work with her sport. worship group on campus that “It took a lot of effort,” she appealed to him. He also forced said. It also took figuring out


Keneesha Marie Stallworth PARENTS: Carolyn Johnson of Mobile. ACTIVITIES: Basketball All American Team, Honor Roll, Math Award, History Award, Best Improved Track and Field, and Culinary

Award. She was a member of the Beta Club, Focus Group, SAMUN, Alabama Jr NAD, SGA, Drama Club, Deaf Teen Quest Missionary and dual enrolled at CACC. COLLEGE: Plans to attend Gallaudet University in Washington, D.C., on a Leadership Scholarship and pursue a degree in criminal justice (forensic science).

what kind of studier she was. Anderson, an accounting major, quickly learned she was not the kind of person who could cram all night for a test. She remembers “almost” pulling an all-nighter for “the hardest accounting class ever” a couple of years ago. “I was so nervous, I was afraid to go to sleep,” she said. She stayed up and studied until 4 a.m., went to sleep, and then woke up at 6 a.m. to study some more. By the time the test rolled around at 3 that afternoon, she was exhausted. “That was a huge mistake for me,” she admitted. Anderson figured out that she did better by going to sleep only “kind of” late, getting a full night’s rest and getting up early to study. On May 18, she will graduate from Samford and then head to JSU to pursue a master’s in accounting. “You’ve got to know what kind of person you are and focus on that,” she said. “You have to know what it takes to get you jumpstarted every day, and know your studying habits.” That’s also part of Chase Cotton’s key advice for high school graduates. Cotton graduated

Candidates for graduation Jessica Alewine of Guntersville, Monet Anderson of Birmingham, Kimberlie Bennett of Birmingham, Lorenzo Burrow of Birmingham, Mary K. Corban of Oxford, Khiry Cummings of Troy, James DeLaFuente of Bon Secour, Cecil Wray Dunn of Dothan, Megan Lynn Everett of Talladega, Tyrone L. Green of Birmingham, William Johnson of Birmingham, Kanisha Jones of Montgomery, Kellie Sue Menzies of of Oxford, Chelsae Miner of Munford, Fantasy Poindexter of Brewton, Andrea Sigala of Wetumpka, Demetric Snider of Tuscaloosa, Keneesha Marie Stallworth of Mobile, Kenneth Talley of Huntsville, Kaylyn Taunton of Alexander City, Mirandia Wert of Gadsden, Natalie Wert of Gadsden, Catherine Wheatley of Talladega and Sabrina Williams of Birmingham.

seventh in his class from White Plains High School four years ago. But even he had trouble with his first calculus class at Auburn University. “I got in my first semester of college, and I realized just how much I’d have to study,” said Cotton, 22.

see that he kept up with his work made a heavy course-load that much worse, he said. Kennedy also warned against a killer workload in the first semester or year — with all of that new independence and responsibility that goes with it. He had to drop an organic chemistry class because he New schedules pushed himself too hard too fast, College also requires a certain he said. “I studied hard, I tried hard; I amount of flexibility, an open got the first back and got a 63 on mind — especially in that first semester, Cotton said. He started it,” Kennedy said. But dropping that class turned out to be the off with too heavy of a course push he needed to take another load and as a result initially had psychology course in its place difficulty balancing classes that and find his career path. he needed for his math education That’s yet another reason why major. He took that tricky calcuit’s important to be open-minded lus class and an equally tough when you start college, he said, to chemistry seminar during the give yourself some space to figure same grading period. Although things out. the recent Auburn graduate man“Don’t kill yourself that first aged to buckle down and do the semester, because the last thing work, he said he wouldn’t do it you want to do is get in there and that way again. fail a class and mess up a schol“That chemistry class had arship,” Cotton said. “But if you the only textbook I’ve really read think you’ve studied enough, cover to cover,” he said. “I really study more. Because that’s what had to do some soul-searching.” it requires in college.” Living away from home for Star Staff Writer Cameron the first time, away from teachSteele: 256-235-3562. On Twitter ers and parents who checked to @Csteele_star.

FIVE PRE-COlLEGE WORRIES … AND HOW TO GET OVER THEM Tips from alumni of area high schools who survived four years of college 1. Harder Classes – Make lists to keep up with day’s activities, figure out what study habits work for you and don’t be afraid to change your course load or type if it’s too hard in the beginning 2. Homesickness – Stay in touch with your family and high school friends via phone and email. Don’t go home right

away. Try new groups – athletic clubs, churches, fraternities and sororities – and don’t be afraid to accept invitations to do new things with people you meet. 3. Not knowing what you want to do – It’s OK to not have a plan or a major mapped out right away. Take a

variety of classes in your first couple of years to find out what you like and what you’re good at. 4. Managing money – Having a part-time job is a good way to shore up your finances. It’s also important to create a weekly or monthly budget for yourself and get in the habit early of

sticking to it. 5. The first semester – This is the time when you figure everything out. It’s OK to be a little unsure of yourself. Get used to the campus, dorm life and your new class schedule. Don’t be too hard on yourself. Eat right and get enough sleep.

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Alabama School for the Blind Class: 11 Commencement: 7 p.m. May 30 in the Oliver Hall Auditorium. Dr. Tommy Bice. Baccalaureate: 10 a.m. May 30 in Hawkins Chapel. Speaker: Betty Jane France

Candidates for graduation Miriam Olayinka Awotona of Birmingham, Vibhaas Basukala of Hoover, Kierra Nicole Bell of Irondale, Andrew David Brown of Anniston, Zachary Alexander Dale Cleveland of Talladega, Elizabeth Michelle Cobble of Huntsville, Michael Robert Duffee of Sylacauga, Matthew Aaron Fontanez of Athens, Tiara Tiyelle Grant of Montgomery, Deion Dyvante Mallard of Anniston and Christopher Leshay Spencer Jr. of Butler.

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Fear not that you might make a mistake in believing your dream. Fear rather that if you don’t go for it You might stand before God and he’ll tell you that you could have succeeded had you had a little more faith. Fear not that you might fail. Fear rather that you will never succeed if you never try and if you are unwilling to take risks. Fear not that you might get hurt. Fear rather that you will never grow if you wait for painless success. The old man said to the young man, “Why not go out, on a limb, After all isn’t that where the fruit is?”

Harvest Home School Class: 23 Commencement: May 17 at Harvest Church of God

Graduates Samantha Borders, Scott Boutwell, Seth Bombard, Misty Boyett, Ashley Enfinger, Paula Enfinger, Martika Hamilton, Brittany Harper, Sarah Miller, Heather Whitehead, Starr Whitehead, Emily Whitehead, Jacquilynn Broadwater, Maliha Alzyat, Kayla Clark, Tiffany Coogler, Aaron Rissler, Katlyn Rogers, Troy Rowe, Breanna Dison, Emory Nichols, Ashley Sorrells and Kari Trzaskoma.

Hope Academy Class: 6 Commencement: May 3, Word Alive International Outreach.

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CHEROKEE COUNTY High School Class: 86; Commencement: 6 p.m. Wednesday, Gadsden State Arena-Centre Baccalaureate: 5 p.m. May 27, Centre First Baptist Church



Logan Allen Hill

Ashlin Hayley Ray

PARENTS: Chris Hill and Angie and Scott King GRANDPARENTS: Joan and Charles Mayhall of Centre and Carole Hill of Piedmont. ACTIVITIES: Graduating with a cumulative average of 102.02. He is president of the Student Government Association, a member of the yearbook staff, Senior Beta Club, Writers’ Bowl Team, Quiz Bowl Team, Leo Club, Math and Science Club, Spanish Club, Youth Leadership Cherokee County and is a mentor for Big Brothers/Big Sisters. His awards include First Place Essay at JSU’s Writers’ Bowl Competition, Big Brothers/Big Sisters Match of the Year, a National Merit Commended Scholar and was voted Who’s Who “Most Likely to Succeed.” COLLEGE: Plans to attend Vassar College and major in English and political science.

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GRANDPARENTS: Charles and Frances Young and the late James and Jane Ray. ACTIVITIES: Ray is graduating with an Advanced Diploma with Advanced Placement endorsement and a cumulative average of 101.58. She received Auburn University’s Teaching Enhancement Award and attended the National Youth Leadership Forum at Harding University. She is active in Big Brothers/Big Sisters, is a member of the Math and Science Club, Key Club, yearbook staff and is vice president of the Beta Club. COLLEGE: Plans to attend Auburn University on a Presidential Scholarship and pursue a career in pharmacy.


Shauna Blake Baker PARENTS: Mark and Kelley Baker of Centre GRANDPARENTS: Billy Joe and Joan Baker of Centre and Boots and Johnnie Maddox of Piedmont. ACTIVITIES: Baker was Creative Writing Champion at the Alabama Beta Convention and the National Beta Convention, a member of the District Honor Band, Alabama All-State Band, drum major of the marching band, a HOBY Leadership Conference Representative and Secretary/Treasurer of Fellowship of Christian Students Organization. COLLEGE: Plans to attend Freed-Hardeman University on a full-tuition scholarship and major in public relations.

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A-F Colby Lake Abernathy, Courtney Jade Abernathy, Skylar David Abernathy, Kristen Lynne Abney, Jeffery Austin Adams, Joshua James Aldridge, Koby Don Anderson, Cheltzey Lynn Armstrong, Sheena Lynn Atkinson, Shauna Blake Baker, Earnest Richard Barton, Kellie Nicole Bates, Melody Anne Berry, Haylee Jayde Betterton, Timothy Allen Bias, Candace Joan Blanchard, Kaley Ann Bomian, Brittany Nicole Bowen, Tionna Evonne Bowers, Kaitlyn Carol Elaine Bowlin, Starla Lashea Bowman, Audra Earlene Bradley, Lucas Dalton Briant, Micheal Alvin Burleson, Melinda Leeann Camp, Malandro Caljean Chambers, Alisha Dawn Cobb, Dalton Chase Colbert, Justice Cain Covington,

Kyle Lee Crane, Dillan Matthew Croy, Allyson Lee Curry, Dessie Catherine Davis, Gabrielle Nicole Day, Kristopher Alan Daye, James Dillon Dodd, Dylan Lee Edwards, Ashley Michelle Elkins, Jennifer Elizabeth Elkins, Corrina Leigh Foote, Haley Marie Free, Jonathan Michael Fuller

G-L Alexander William Galbreath, Tyler James Garrett, Matthew Thomas Gayler, Owen Reed Gilbert, Dylan Ryan Givens, Gregory Seth Graham, Taylor Brooke Harris, Bryan William Hart, Austin James Hartline, Taylor Leigh Hayes, Logan Allen Hill, Jaly Michelle Hincy, Amanda Nicole James, Adam Lee Jennings, Kendall Nathaniel Jones, James Alex Jordan, Tina

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M-Z Adam Jamal Majors, Dakota Lee McClain, Jessica Marie McCord, Amanda Katherine Nicole McLeod, Asiah Jerie Morgan, Dalton Brant Parker, Kimberly Hope Parker, Samantha Toinette Payne, Keivan Antjuan Perry, Dylan Simpson Porter, Ashlin Hayley Ray, Tony Levator Reese, Labriska Nicole Rhinehart, Katelyn Dyane Richardson, Evin Blake Roden, William Thomas Roe, Patricia Shea Swikard, Kevin Michael Brett Tucker, Randol Kerry Tucker, Matthew Dylan Warren, Hannah Shea Welsh, Levi Aaron Welsh, Darrius Isaiah Williams, Andrew Taylor Young and Kelsey Dawn Young.

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cleburne county High School

Class: 76 Commencement: 7 p.m. Friday, Horn-White Stadium Baccalaureate: 6 p.m. today, First Baptist Church of Ashland Speaker: Rev. Richie Farrow

Class: 126 Commencement: 7 p.m. Friday, L.E. Bell Field Baccalaureate: 6 p.m. today, Gym Speaker: Dr. Roland P. Brown


Jillian Elizabeth Peek PARENTS: Teddy and Tammy Peek of Ashland GRANDPARENTS: Leonard Brooks of Ashland and the late Willie Brooks, and the late Ted and Lera Peek. ACTIVITIES: National Beta Club Scholar, Relay for Life team captain, Alabama State Beta presidential candidate, and first place winner in the Extemporaneous Speech Contest at Southern Union State Community College Art Competition. She was SGA vice president, Senior Beta Club president, Scholar’s Bowl captain, a member of the Drama Club, Math Team, FFA, Drum Major and Mellophone section leader. COLLEGE: Plans to attend Jacksonville State University on a Faculty Scholar’s Scholarship and pursue a degree in criminal justice.


Christian Gabrielle Smith PARENTS: David and Kendal Smith of Ashland GRANDPARENTS: Wayne and Paulette Glaze of Lineville and Harry and Dianne Smith of Lineville. ACTIVITIES: All A’s in grades 10-12, Auburn Leadership Conference participant, Beta Club, Math Team, Scholar’s Bowl and Future Teachers of America. COLLEGE: Plans to attend Jacksonville State University on a Faculty Scholar’s Scholarship and pursue a career in nursing.


Monica Mariah Loveless PARENTS: Joey Loveless and Denise Loveless, both of Ashland GRANDPARENTS: Hubert and Carol Hallman of Ashland and Reuben and Virginia Loveless of Ashland. ACTIVITIES: Auburn Leadership Conference participant, Math Team, All “A” Honor Roll, SGA (secretary), Beta Club (treasurer) and a cheerleader. COLLEGE: Plans to attend Southern Union State Community College on a Presidential Academic Scholarship and pursue a career in radiologic technology.

Candidates for graduation

A-F Jayland Mark Ackles, Chrissy Ann Albritton, Channelle Morgan Anderson, Emily Elizabeth Anderson, Kimberly Kasey Arnold, Seth Harrison Bailey, Kenya Cemone Bass, Rashunda La’Nae Billingsley, Jonathan Alexander Bland, Brenten Ashton Browning, Stetson Lynn Cooper, Elijah Hanson Cox, Bobby Jamal Curry, Corey Scott Alden Daugherty, Scott Lee Denney, Trey Matthew Denney, Walter Luke Endress, Jared Lee Estes, Adam Richmond Farrow, Erica Lasha Fullington

G-L Hector Garrido, Kayla Brooke Gentry, Checorya Starta Gibbons, Robert Michael Giddens, Aaron Bodie Gortney, Andy Scott Grogan, Crystal Brooke Hallman, Ryan Wesley Hamilton, Damion O’Brien Harris, Troy Scott Harvell, Courtlyn Bailey Hay, Colby Joel Hilyer, Austin Lee Howard, Michael Houston Howard, Tyler Brent Hunnicutt, Chanda Dawn Hurst, Qumorris Jwan Johnson, William Bradley Johnson, Lamar Tyrell Jones, Candice Michelle Keith, Monica Mariah Loveless

M-Q Alexis Keairra Marbury, Annquanetta Sha-Dara Marbury, Craig Adam Martin Jr., Allison Leanna Michelle McGhee, Taylor Jordan McIlwain, Jeffery Dewight McKinney Jr., Alexandra Lea McNatt, Morgan Gayla McNatt, Joseph Andrew Meek, Erica Leanda Mitchell, Ashley Nicole Moore, Ashley Renee Morrow, David Lee Nelson, Shandrea Jevon Norris, Credesha Shardae Odem, Daniel Haworth Parsons, Edward Lane Parsons, Jesse Chase Patterson, Jillian Elizabeth Peek, Jacob Douglas Phillips, Kevin Len Pilkington


Candidates for graduation

Alexandria Marie Williamson PARENTS: Brice and Melissa Williamson of Heflin GRANDPARENTS: John and Jean Williamson of Heflin and Edith Hammond of Heflin and the late Douglas Hammond. ACTIVITIES: Placed first in the Comprehensive division and second in the Algebra II division of the Southern Union Math Tournament. She is a member of the Beta Club and the Math Club, played volleyball and was chosen “Most Improved Player.” She is also a member of Pine Grove Baptist Church. COLLEGE: Plans to attend Auburn University on a Spirit of Auburn Presidential Scholarship, the Birdie Tucker Smith Scholarship and the Auburn University Board of Trustees Scholarship and plans to major in software engineering.


Erica Elise Adams PARENTS: Eric and Jenny Adams of Heflin GRANDPARENTS: the late Penton and Evelyn Adams of Heflin and Tony and Susie Gay of White Plains. ACTIVITIES: senior class vice president, was a member of the Geometry, Algebra II and Calculus teams that placed second each year at the Southern Union Math Tournament in their respective years. She was president of the Student Council and the Math Club, a member of the Prayer and Bible Club, Students Against Destructive Decisions, Beta Club, Youth Leadership Cleburne County, was captain of the Junior Varsity Cheerleading Squad and a Tigerette in the marching band. COLLEGE: She plans to attend Jacksonville State University on a Faculty Scholarship and pursue a degree in secondary mathematics education.



Erica Elise Adams, Cody Newton Bagby, Brittany Paige Bailey, Ashley Elizabeth Bain, Jeffrey Adam Baker, Shelby Nicole Baker, Jami Nicole Bell, Joseph Holden-Tate Bell, Rheannon Marie Bender, Jarrett Hugh Bentley, Aaron Trace Biggers, Ashleigh Makayla Biggers, Katelyn Rebecca Blanton, Cody Austin Blissitt, Shasi Leih Brooks, Darius Jordan Brown, Meagan Amberly Brown, Tiffany Marie Brown, Wendi Scarlett Buckhannan, Aaron DeAndre’ Bynum, Jeremy Allen Capps, Noah Wesley Cash, Alyssa Renee Cook, Jarrod Kyle Cordel, Jordan Elizabeth Crowson, Dakota Lee Crumpton, Cory Mack Daniel, Kati Jo Daniel, Roman Matthew Albe Davis, Samantha Noelle Davis, Gregory Blake Denman, Ava Nicole Eaves, Christopher Darrell Ervin Jr., Steven Vance Fleming, Justin William Fordham, James Allen Franklin II, Hayley Michelle Freeman

Alicia Marie Martin, William Timothy Mayfield, Dillon James Mays, Jessica Brooke McCarley, Devan Lines McGuire, Krista Leigh Medders, Christopher Nicholas Mellon, Pablo Meza, Elaina Rae Miller, Amanda Paige Moore, Carlie Alena Morrison, Bridgette Hope Morrow, Courtney Paige Munroe, Presley Evan Murray, Riley Keith Nelson, Aaron Christopher Norton, Matthew Daniel Norton, Robin Alise Norton, Kenton Zeth Owen, Andrea Lauren Fallon Parker, Holly Diane Payne, Michael Jacob Payne, Kelsey Brooke Pennington, Antoine Larico Phillips, Brooklyn Lynn Punkosdy

G-L Eric Dillon Gay, Morgan LeAnn Geier, April Lauren Nicole Goodson, Jessica Lynn Gunter, Shecori Briana Hailes, Linda Louanne Haney, Cordero Donte’ Hayes, Marlie Mae Holcombe, Madison Rane Hollis, Skyler Jaye Isaac, Lindsay Michelle Ivey, Coty James Jacobs, Christopher Matthew Jeffers, Eduardo Maldonado Jimenez, Britany Rena Johnson, Jesse James Johnson, Dylan Ray Jones, Morgan Denise Kelly, Joshua Barry Scott Lambert, Cody Wayne Langley, Eric Ryan Larsen, Abby Lynn Ledbetter, Cody Randall Ledbetter, Alexander Christian Lee, Jessica Jean Ligon, Gisela Limon, Arthur Chase Lindsey, Dakota Dai Little, Rafael Cristian Lopez

R-T Jodee Neil Robinson, Johnathan Richard Robinson, Stephanie Lynn Robinson, Katlyn Jeanann Rogers, Riley Renea Rollins, Matthew Wallace Rutledge, Alan Santana, Destiny Nicole Setzer, Ashley Renee Sewell, Corey Judson Sexton, Samantha Meranda Smith, Jessica Lauren Stephens, Chelsey Rose Stutler, Matthew Charles Swafford, Savannah Lynn Taylor, Kaitlin Haley Thaxton, Haley Desiree Thompson, Nicholas Andrew Thompson, Steven Wayne Truschka, Jessica Paige Turley, Brittney Lauren Turner, Taylor Austin Turner

U-Z Ashley Shae Vaughn, Lisa Marie Vescio, Cody Dean Walker, Jada Shakayla Walker, Nicholas Kane Wallace, Brittany Renee Walls, April Nicole Wheeles, Hunter Van White, Tyler Mitchelle Willhoite, Cartrite Aubrey Williams, Alexandria Marie Williamson, Terrence Jamal Wilson and Kolton Ray Yancy.

R-T Johnaton Edward Silmon, Shawncey Quintavious Simmons, Christian Gabrielle Smith, Erika Leigh Smith, Erin Blake Smith, Jasmine Nicole Smith, Kayla Shanecee Smith, Kayla Quinn Sprayberry, Crystal Emily Thornton

U-Z William Clayton Walker, Keyundria Zhane’ Welch, Kayla Nichole Willeby, Shaniquah Rachelle Wilson and Sally Ann Zackery.


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Helen Keller School

Class: 100 Commencement: 7 p.m. Thursday, Wright Field Baccalaureate: 7 p.m. Monday, Roanoke City Auditorium

Class: 3 Commencement: 1:30 p.m. May 30, Wood Hall Auditorium Speaker: Jim Gorrie (CEO, Brasfield & Gorrie) Baccalaureate: 10 a.m. May 30, Hawkins Chapel Speaker: Betty Jane France (NASCAR)


Josie Michal Thrasher PARENTS: Billy and Jana Thrasher of Roanoke GRANDPARENTS: Jr. and Janis Bowen of Wedowee and Billy and Peggy Thrasher of Wedowee. ACTIVITIES: Mu Alpha Theta (vice president), Anchor Club (president), National Honor Society, Key Club, marching band and clarinet section leader. COLLEGE: She plans to attend Troy University on a Millennium Scholars Scholarship and major in mathematics education.


Miranda Paige Yarbrough PARENTS: Tommy and Michelle Yarbrough of Roanoke GRANDPARENTS: Mike and Dorothy May of Roanoke and Kurt and Jean Yarbrough of Roanoke. ACTIVITIES: Yarbrough was a member of the National Honor Society, Anchor Club, Mu Alpha Theta, Visual Arts and attended the Academic Banquet. COLLEGE: Plans to attend Jacksonville State University on a Faculty Scholars Scholarship and major in biology or forensics.


Latrice Shenae Green PARENTS: Bernita Banks of Austell, Ga., and Robert Green of Shreveport, La., GRANDPARENTS: William and Marianne Jordan of Roanoke. ACTIVITIES: Handley High School’s Highest African American Average, Academic Excellence Banquet (attended and lettered), National Honor Society (vice president), Anchor Club (treasurer), Mu Alpha Theta, marching and concert bands (percussion section leader) and Tri-M President. COLLEGE: Plans to attend Jacksonville State University on a Faculty Scholars Scholarship and a Marching Southerners Scholarship and major in music education.

Candidates for graduation

Candidates for graduation

Hikeem JaVar Bowie of Gadsden, Stacie Dawn Fincher of Valley and Donald Wayne (Trey) McAnnally of Montgomery.

A-F Tiara Simone Beard, Burlexis Shantell Blake, Courtney Blair Bonner, Christian Taylor Brown, Mashiya Sarnee Brown, Kimberlee Elise Burgess, Kheria Nicole Caldwell, Meagan Dominique Cameron, Megan Alyssa Carter, Sarica Da’Nasia Clark, Ashley Elizabeth Cook, Joshua Alton Davis, Breyon Latrez Deberry, Christopher Marvin Dillard, Ashley Marie Dittman, Cody LaVandar Drake, Latifa Lashaun Elston, Brantley Neal Everett, Micah Luke Farr, Shirley Melisa Ferrell, Raeven Alexis Finch, Aleigha Renea Fincher, Anthony Devonte Foster, Demetrica’s Shunqon Foster

G-L Jonathan Blake Genrtry, Latrice Shenae Green, Patrice Renae Green, John Zackery Hall, Megan Margaret Hester, Clairen Ceciley Hodges, Brett Anthony Holloway, Shannon DeAnne Hudson, Emory Larkin Huey, Jalen Juwan Hughley, Carlie Leanne Hulet, Aquarius Terrell Hunter, India Kiera Hutchinson, Thomas Tylor Ivey, Brandon Tyler Kelley, Dalvin Lamar Kelley, Quintravian Deandre Kelley, Caleb Stone Kinsey, Malcolm Jerome Little, Nicco Blake Loporto, Nicole Marie Lyons, Niesha Michele Lyons

M-Q Lyndi Kason McCarley, Wontika Kiarra McCray, Steven Madison McManus, Marquita Nichelle McNairn, Ashley Paige Mitchell, Erin Elizabeth Morris, Jasmine Rae Murr, Dakota Jordan Newell, Meagan LaDonna Nix, Elizabeth Grace Parmer, Morgan Elizabeth Parmer, Eric Diante’ Patterson, Michael Wayne Patterson, Eric Mitchell Phillips Jr., Brittany Nicole Pinkard, Quentin Devante Pitts

R-T Dexter Cornelius Reese, Brittney Lashae Robertson, Skylar Dean Rogers, Justin Paul Romine, Nadia Janee Rowe, Quinton Montel Rowland, Gregrian Keimon Sanders, Brandon Terrelle Shears, Jesse Wayne Simons, Dusty Ray Staples, Herbert Earl Staples, Shelby Michael Strength, John Caleb Sweatt, Jonathan Charles Thomason, Josie Michal Thrasher, JaMahrio LaJuan Trammell, Na’tosha Monique Trammell, William Christopher Treadwell, Douglas DeAnthony Tucker

U-Z Belem Velazquez, Ashton Breanna Ward, Derek Devante Watkins, Leonardo Lee Weaver, Rebekah Carin Whaley, D’Anthony Perez Whatley, Anna Pauline White, Currian DeMon Whitlow, Aquavuan Contrelle Williams, Whitney Shanice Williams, Xequathesis Anquasious Letrec Williams, Christopher Stiles Williamson, Craig Russell Wilson, Kelsea Skyiler Wilson, Whitney Marie Windsor, Taylor Lee Wisener, Quindale Markee’ Woodgett, Joci Dorshay Wright and Miranda Paige Yarbrough.

lineville High School Class: 62 Commencement: 7 p.m. Friday, Upchurch Field Baccalaureate: 2:30 p.m. today, First United Methodist Church of Lineville


Christopher Hunter Smith PARENTS: Brian and Sharla Smith of Lineville GRANDPARENTS: Marshall and Jerry Smith of Oxford and Sara Godfrey of Oxford. ACTIVITIES: Mu Alpha Theta (president), National Honor Society, HOSA, Senior Beta Club, FOCUS, DECA and a United States Achievement Academy nominee. COLLEGE: Plans to attend Southern Union State Community College on a Presidential Academic Scholarship and transfer to Auburn University to pursue a degree in business administration and marketing.


Karli Shea Burns PARENTS: Joby and Kecia Burns of Lineville GRANDPARENTS: Joe and Curtis Jane Burns of Wedowee, Ronald and Christie Turner of Roanoke and Ricky and Anita McCain of Woodland. ACTIVITIES: Miss LHS, Homecoming Queen, “Best All Around,” Math Team, Senior Beta Club, FOCUS, FCCLA, “L” Club, DECA president, Student Council president, Aggies for Christ (co-president), Mu Alpha Theta (treasurer), cheerleader co-captain and yearbook editor. COLLEGE: Plans to attend Southern Union State Community College on a Presidential Academic Scholarship and Dance Scholarship and transfer to the University of Alabama to pursue a degree in business and marketing.


Candidates for graduation

A-F Victor Addam Barker, LaShamian Kashun Battle, Matthew Alan Bell, Trevon Alexander Bell, Chelsea Melinda Benitez, Wendy Rose Bennefield, Kiara Da’Sha Brown, Michael Rhett Burdette, Karli Shea Burns, Cory Austin Carr, Cayla Alayn Danyelle Carter, Candace Lantle Conaway, Christopher David Cowan, Auburn Taylor Dewrell, Briana Michelle Flowers, Elianna Ariel Forbus

G-L Joseph Clayton Gilmore Jr., Jacob Russel Godwin, Monica India Elizabeth Graben, Raven Tarneshia Hann, Taryn McClellan Hanna, Jassmine Danzell Hardy, Keyonna Chitarica Hardy, LaQuanna Shaneice Sandlin Hardy, Shaquanna Lashon Hardy, Katelyn Nicole Harkness, Desmond Terell Harrison, Ashley Nicole Hebert, Steven Jeremiah Henry, DeVante Jamal Hicks, Emanual Lamar Hunter, Julian William Jordan IV, Jessica Anne Keith, Timothy Keith Lee, Demetrius Lamar Lindsey

M-Q Robert Martin Mayne, Jordan Elizabeth McCollough, Justin Derek McCullers, Telvin DarMarcus McLain, Jodie Ann Mitchell, Dylan Blake Morris, Caitlyn Brooke Morrison, Angel Ordettie Nash, Jesse Scottie Lamar Nash, Cheyanne Alexis Neal, Taylor Austin Pate, Curtis Scott Plummer, Jacob Daniel Porter

R-Z Patrick Contrell Reed, Greggory Dillon Reese, Amanda Gail Rice, Jeffery Logan Robinson, Jonathan Thomas Screws, Christopher Hunter Smith, Matthew Donovan Sprayberry, Kayla Shae Strickland, Nathan Andrew Walker, Vickie Ann Walker, Chelsea Dianne Watts, Haedyn Joy Whatley, Breanna Shanice Wood and Kendall LeeAnn Zackery.


Katelyn Nicole Harkness

Chelsea Dianne Watts

PARENTS: John and Tammy Harkness of Lineville GRANDPARENTS: David and Shirley Pittard of Lineville and John and Jan Harkness of Oviedo, Fla. ACTIVITIES: Girls State, Bryant Jordan Scholar Athlete Award, DECA (Vice President of Competitions), Sr. Beta Club (secretary), varsity cheerleader (co-captain), a member of FFA, HOSA, “L” Club, Pep Club, Aggies for Christ and softball. COLLEGE: Plans to attend Faulkner University on a Trustee’s Scholarship and a cheerleader scholarship and pursue a degree in pre-med, attend medical school.

PARENTS: Tonya Johnson and Jimmy Watts, both of Lineville GRANDPARENTS: J.T. Watts of Lineville and the late Martha Watts and the late Billy and Dianne Hill of Lineville. ACTIVITIES: Bryant Jordan Athlete Achievement Award, Mu Alpha Theta, Softball (All-Area), Sr. Beta Club, National Yearbook member and she enjoys singing. COLLEGE: Plans to attend Southern Union State Community College nursing program and transfer to the University of Alabama at Birmingham Medical School.

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Paul Brian Hamby, Jr.

Alexis Elane Baxter

Wellborn Elementary School Son of the late Paul B. Hamby, Sr., Grandson of Betty Hamby and Mary Brown, Nephew of Rudy and Beverly Hamby, Cousin of Jamey and Jessey Hamby Congratulations PJ! We are so proud of you! We love you!

Justin Diquan Grier Saks High School Parents: Baraka & Monique Grier

Morgan Prichard

Parents: Diane Bracy & James Prichard We are so proud of you! Grandparents: Beatrice McConathy and the late Ralph McConathy of Oxford and Edna and Martha Prichard of Heflin; Brother, Michael Bracy; Neice, MakayLee Bracy

Oxford High School Parents: Chris & Delisha Baxter

Chris Jones

Kenneth Michael Whitt, Jr.

Kandace Postell

Saks High School

Oxford High School Parents: Phoebe Mitcham & Kenneth Whitt K.J., if your Mom Phoebe and Sister Jesse were still with us, they would be so proud of you. Nana & Pa Pa

Saks High School

Parents: Greg & Sabrina Jones

Halley E. McDill Ohatchee High School Parents: Scott & Christie McDill

Savanna Rae Williams

Parents: Randy & Tammy Postell

Brittany Michelle Conner Oxford High School Parents: Mitch & Sherri Conner

Zachary Harper

Kristen Fargason Faith Christian School

Walter Wellborn

Alexandria High School

Parents: George & Lynne Williams

Parents: Daniel & Rosemary Harper

Parents: Bob & Gigi Fargason

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Munford High School

lincoln High School

Class: 121 Commencement: 7 p.m. Thursday, Gym

Class: 118 Commencement: 7 p.m. Thursday, Speed Channel Dome, International Motorsports Hall of Fame, Talladega

Summa Cum laude

Tracy Ruiz

PARENTS: Debbie and David Ruiz of Munford GRANPARENTS: Judy and David Wade of Munford. ACTIVITIES: Ruiz was a member of the A Honor Roll, MHS Pride, All System Academic Team, Key Club, Senior Beta Club, First Priority, marching band, concert band, trumpet section leader, Color Guard captain, Winter Guard captain, received the Award of Excellence and Highest Average in Algebra 2, and is a member of the Munford Baptist Church praise band. COLLEGE: Plans to attend Jacksonville State University on a Faculty Scholarship and pursue a career in criminal justice.

Summa Cum laude

Stacy Ruiz

PARENTS: Debbie and David Ruiz of Munford GRANDPARENTS: Judy and David Wade of Munford. ACTIVITIES: Ruiz received the Band Directors Award, Highest Average in Chemistry, Highest Average in History, Highest Average in English, was a member of the A Honor Roll, Key Club, Senior Beta Club, First Priority, marching band, concert band, clarinet section leader, majorette captain and Winter Guard. COLLEGE: Plans to attend Jacksonville State University on a Faculty Scholarship and major in psychology.

Summa Cum laude

Dallas Barber

PARENTS: Paul and Lori Barber of Talladega GRANDPARENTS: Eloise and Roland Barber of Talladega and Jerry and Teresa Mullinax of Anniston and the late Charlotte Mullinax. ACTIVITIES: Barber was a member of the A Honor Roll, FBLA, Beta Club, Student Government Association, a finalist for the Coca Cola Scholarship, served as a page for the House of Representatives for Steve Hurst and was an assistant athletic trainer for the varsity football team. COLLEGE: Plans to attend the University of Alabama and major in aerospace engineering.

Candidates for graduation

A-F Brian O’Keith Alexander, Sara Elizabeth Anglin, Samaria Ariel Banks, Dallas Jade Barber, Jason Keith Blackburn, Macie Diane Blair, Tommy Lee Bonner, Reginald Jacoby Boyd, Laurel Lanier Browning, Tiffany Brook Bullard, Blake Farrell Bunn, Jessica Marie Butterworth, Koari Braden Champion, Lauren Ashleigh Champion, Ashleigh Breann Chandler, Katherine Tyeisha Chatmon, Trenton Payne Conway, Tamara Fawn Cook, Kassidy Danielle Crabtree, Damien Cortez Curry, Corey Hayden Dean, Rebecca Michelle Dillingham, Justin Lee Dopson, Aaliyah Lashawna Dorman, Allison Jean Brooke Duncan, Ashley Nicole Elston, Torrie Elaine Evans, Justice Tyeana Forbes, Katie Lynn Fowler, Austin Eugene Freeman, Johnathan Lewis Fuller

G-L Tabitha Gail Gaither, Kelsey Renae Gallahar, Kayla Ann Ginn, Kiara Renee Gooden, Drew Cleveland Goodwin, Kristen Nicole Hall, Kendrick Darrell Handley, Brandon Scott Hawkins, Austin William Heath, Liliana Carolina Hernandez, Sara Chelsea Hill, Haley Rebekah Hogan, Jacob Garth Houston, Dustin Scott Humphrey, Lendi Nicole Humphrey, Timothy Chayse Hurtado, Nekia Lashawd Ingram, Dana Whitney Isbell, Erica Shanice Jackson, Kimberly Danielle Jackson, Shannon Kaylie Jones, Briana Masheal Kidd, Timothy Scott Kidd, Lucas Wells Lakey, Kirsten Nicole Langley, Austin Heath Lindsey, Stephen Dean Littlefield

M-Q Savanah Lauren Macoy, Alisha Marie Majors, Sarah Victoria Mann, Nicholas Morgan McDonald, Darius Jamar McElderry, Douglas Michael McKibbon, Demarcus Derrell McKinney, Shavera Latavia Mims, Megan Gabrielle Mitchell, Sarah Elizabeth Mitchell, Jessica Annamarie Moore, Hillary Nicole Moses, Janelle Lashay Mosley, Mariah Lashay O’Neal, Courtney Ordeneaux, James L. Parker, Jeffery Wayne Parnell, Sarah Margaret Parnell, Jessica Ann Pelaez, Deveckio Catrele Phillips, Sandreaka Phillips, Hollann Mickayla Ponder, Morgan Danielle Prichard, Maverick Ray Pritchett

R-T Jennifer Cason Rainey, Sarah Catherine Reed, Kandra Leigh Rhoden, Rebekah Lynn Rhodes, Steven Tanner Roberts, Jon Eric Robinson, Kayla Michelle Rogers, Stacy Kay Ruiz, Tracy Renee Ruiz, Katelyn Brooke Shaddix, Christopher Edwin Shierling, Katelyn Dianne Sisk, Cortez Deon Sistrunk, Brett Michael Smelley, Caleb Scott Smith, Charlene Alexandria Smith, Patrick Wayne Smith, Alyssa Jade Smoot, Kimberly Ann Steffey, Brooklyn Denise Stephens, Crystal Lynn Sweet, Chelsea Nicole Thrower, Christopher Jake Thrower, Justin Cody Tinney, Benjamin Tanner Trickett, Tashayla Nicole Turner

U-Z Evan Kirkland Upchurch, John Rickey Waites, Dajarvius Kevon Walker, Kassidy Michelle Warren, Kaitlyn Dione Watts, Morgan Danielle Wilcox, Brandon Latrae Williams, Britney L. Williamson, Justin William Wright, Michael Tyler Wright, Mason Drake Yates, Ashley Simone Young and Deion Jamale Young.

Summa Cum laude

Jeffery Bruce Roberts PARENTS: Jeff and Wendy Roberts of Talladega GRANDPARENTS: Earl and Frances Roberts of Talladega and Bruce and Nancy Lehfeldt of Shalimar, Fla. ACTIVITIES: Roberts had the highest overall average, received Academic Excellence Awards, was selected to Talladega County 1st Team for football, was class president (ninth and 10th grades), was nominated to attend the Alabama Governors School, was a member of Mu Alpha Theta, Beta Club, L-Club, SGA, played varsity football and was a math tutor. COLLEGE: Plans to attend the University of Alabama on a Presidential Scholarship and study chemistry and engineering.

Summa Cum laude

Anna Elyse Graham PARENTS: William and Cindy Graham of Lincoln GRANDPARENTS: Annis Kilgore of Anniston and the late W.T. Kilgore and Wilda Graham of Lincoln and the late Neil Graham. ACTIVITIES: Academic Letter, Bar, Medal and Trophy, Highest Academic Average in Pre-Calculus and Algebra 2, A Honor Roll and she attended the National Youth Leadership Forum in Washington, D.C. She was a member of the Beta Club (president and treasurer), Mu Alpha Theta (treasurer), Key Club (treasurer), Big Brothers Big Sisters, Student Government Association, yearbook staff, senior class treasurer, football photographer and track. COLLEGE: Plans to attend Auburn University on an Auburn University Board of Trustees Scholarship and an Auburn University Alumni Scholarship and major in exercise science and pursue a career as a physical therapist.

Summa Cum laude

Adam Kyle Johnson PARENTS: Maria and Darrell Johnston of Lincoln GRANDPARENTS: Amanda and Jerry Fowler of Gadsden and Herschell and Montez Johnston of Elmore County. ACTIVITIES: Johnston has a 4.0 grade point average, received an Academic trophy, was a member of Mu Alpha Theta, the Beta Club, SGA and played baseball. COLLEGE: Plans to attend Jacksonville State University on a Gamecock Scholarship and Regions Scholarship.

Candidates for graduation

A-F Valencia Zha’ne Baker, Jerel Anthony Barclay, Robert Donald Bean, Joshua Von Berens, Seneca Elizabeth Blackmon, Kenneth Ethan Bones, Camisha Renee Bowie, Alexis Kay Brewer, Aaron Spencer Brown, Heather Leann Brown, Iesha Lashay Brown, Joseph Adam Bunt, William Tyler Cain, Tyler James Cannoy, Sharrod Ramone Cochran, Jaborius De’vonte Collins, Kendall Edward Collins, Shunteria Denise Collins, Whitney Michelle Collins, Kelby Ellis Combs, Celena Ahren Cook, Ashley Dale Crowe, Ashilee Marie Kay Cummings, Jessica Nicole Curry, Michael Duane Curry, Tamara Nicole Dailey, Brodey Taylor Decker, Destanie Nicole Elston, Brandon Savon Embry, Jacob Duane Farley, D’mario Lavante Fletcher, Darain Wayne Fomby Jr., Tracie Gail Freeman

G-L Keneatra Waynice Garrett, Erin Tramale Gaston, Alexander Beaul Gillian, Anthony Edward Gillian, Doyle John Glass II, Anna Elyse Graham, Armetrius Green, Rodrequs Jarell Green, Tad Alden Griffin, Jessica Shane Harbin, Morgan Marie Hill Hendon, Stephen Michael Hines, Kayla Leanne Hogeland, Karmen Alana Holman, Derek Eugene Hood, David Howard, Wesley Frank Hurst, James Cody Ingram, Jeffery Taylor Ingram, Desira Seymoné Jemison, Maddeline Brook Jennings, Marquis Quintell Johnson, Adam Kyle Johnston, Amanda Katherine Joyce, Brandon Cody Joyce, Lloyd Hunter Kahler, Caleb Tommy Kirk, Joshua Le, Arlana Evette Leonard, Cara Leigh Lett, Patrick Hunter Lovell

M-Q Austin Daniel Martin, Rachel Elizabeth Martin, Dylan Wade Matson, Marshall Patrick McCleese, Nicholas Samuel McColley, Alexandria Diane McDaniel, Ashley Nicole McKenzie, Kaitlinn Ann Rose McQuinn, Ashley Jo Miller, Matthew Tyler Miller, Katelyn Brianna Mitchell, Andrea Lana Montgomery, Briana Lynn Mullinax, Chanese Adora Myles, Ashley Michelle Nichols, Dylan Alexander Ochoa, Kayla Marie Ogletree, Caitlin Elizabeth Owens, Kaitlin Nicole Patterson, Candra Shantal Perry, Zackery Scott Poss

R-S Lindsey Rae Ragan, Chastin Alissa Roberson, Jeffrey Bruce Roberts, Lauren Elizabeth Rooks, Christopher Sean Roy, Olivia Lauren Russell, Carlie Richelle Sams, Micah Milan Sillmon, Andrew David Simmons, Austin Martin Smith, Jessica Marie South, Jarrett Shaquele Spencer, Elizabeth Nicole Spradlin, Casey Roland Stanley, Derrick Chavez Stockdale, Anissia Sade Strown, Rictavius Davante Strown, Gayla Alexis Briana Swain, Kiara Lashay Swain, Xavolon Davontez Swain

T-Z Lee Wesley Taylor, Shakiyla Marika Terry, Danny Lamar Truss, Sharkayla Danielle Truss, India Nicole Turner, Jessica Danielle Turner, Savannah Louise Turner, Jacob Michael Watts, J’quil Weed, Patrick Leon Weed Jr., Macey Leigh-Ann Williamon, Andreka Chala Wills and Westley Crockett Word.

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Ranburne High School

randolph County High School

Class: 65 Commencement: 7 p.m. Thursday, Harlan Robinson Field Baccalaureate: 7 p.m. at Harlan Robinson Field.

Class: 45 Commencement: 7 p.m. Friday, football field

Valedictorian Linda Katherine (Katie) Wood PARENTS: Roger and Melinda Wood of Ranburne GRANDPARENTS: Gervyace Preston of Ranburne. ACTIVITIES: Wood was the drum major for the marching band and 1st chair trumpet in the concert band. She also earned 1st chair trumpet at the district level and 2nd chair Red Band All-State Honor Band and has received numerous university honor band awards. She is a member of the Scholars’ Bowl Team, Physics Team, Math Team, Language Arts Team, Beta Club and Spanish Club. COLLEGE: Plans to attend Jacksonville State University and major in mathematics and physics.

Brianna Hunter


PARENTS: Rodney and Shanda Hunter GRANDPARENTS: Betty Hayes of Heflin and Louise Hunter of Heflin. ACTIVITIES: Hunter was a member of the Sr. Beta Club, Spanish Club, Math Team, Physics Team, Scholars Bowl Team, Language and Fine Arts Team, the Fellowship of Christian Musicians, Student Council, Breakfast Book Club and Prayer and Bible Club, was voted Who’s Who “Most Likely to Succeed,” was co-captain of the marching band and flute section leader. COLLEGE: Plans to attend Auburn University and pursue a Ph.D. in psychology and a career as a clinical/ forensic psychologist.

Candidates for graduation

A-F Mary Katherine Ayers, Magen Nicole Benefield, Daniel Ross Benefield, Kristen Leigh Blair, Steven Donald Brimer, Jesse Gyle Brown, Shelby Nicole Brown, Cassie Brooke Brown, Savannah Lea Bryant, Marcus Allen Butterick, Casey Vinson Calvert, Angela Michelle Casey, Krystal Lashay Cook, Paul Dylan Costley, David Earl Dake, Julia Elizabeth Daniel, Cody Scott Daniel, Ashley Ciera Dearman, Carmen LaShea Dodson, Cassidy Aleese Estes, Cailin Paige Farmer, Kendra Elizabeth Fortner,

G-L Brandon Keith Gilliam, Avery Joseph Keith Hammonds, Ashley Elizabeth Harris, Anthony Dylan Harvey, Ashley Miranda Herron, Brianna Leigh Hunter, Dakota Blake Jackson, Eden Marie Jackson, Mary Ellen Jackson, Scottie Lee Jarrell, Jesika Ara Kelley, Dakota Kelley, Jake Zachary Kelley, Colby Kelley, Victoria Lashae Kelley, Mason Christopher Ledbetter, Karen Lynn Lester, Leah Nicole Mobley, Crystal Moore, Mary Kathryn Moore, Britnee Paige Morgan, Corrinne Danyel Morris

N-Z Austin Jesse Otwell, Sandy Diane Pollard, Thomas Leon Prather, Tyler Scott Richardson, Nicholas Dale Roy, Matthew Noel Smith, Taylor Ryan Smith, Kaci Suzanne Smith, Sierra Leanne Smith, Kelsey Paige Smith, Heather Nicole Spratlin, Lacy Tanksley, Jenna Cedora Taylor, Clyde Eugene Tullis, Jeremy Allen Ward, Wesley Keith Ward, Kaci Le’Ann Warren, Courtney Rae Wiggins, Alton Jerome Williams, Linda Katherine Wood and Jordan Elise Young.

Valedictorian Daniel Mote Parents: John and Mary Mote of Wedowee GRANDPARENTS: The late Charter and Myra Fuller. ACTIVITIES: Mote was chosen Mr. R.C.H.S., Student Council president, Boys State representative, Prom King, received the SUSCC Scholar’s Bowl Highest Individual Score, SUSCC Language Arts Tournament 3rd Place British Literature Competition, was a member of the T.R.U.T.H. Club, Key Club, Beta Club, Scholar’s Bowl, F.F.A., Entertainers of Tomorrow and played football. COLLEGE: Plans to attend Auburn University on a Spirit of Auburn Founders Scholarship, Auburn University Board of Trustees Scholarship and Lee and Diane Drake Annual Scholarship.

Salutatorian Tiffany Cameron PARENTS: Alan and Brenda Hurst of Wedowee. ACTIVITIES: PreCal Math Team, Mu Alpha Theta, T.R.U.T.H. Club, Key Club, Beta Club, Scholar’s Bowl and played basketball. COLLEGE: Plans to attend Southern Union State Community College on a Presidential Scholarship, then transfer to the University of Alabama at Birmingham and major in pre-med.

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co-Historian Joshua Bailey PARENTS: Wanda Bailey of Wedowee GRANDPARENTS: Linda Bailey of Wedowee. ACTIVITIES: Homecoming Senior Night Award, Phi Theta Kappa Outstanding Student Award, Entertainers of Tomorrow Senior Award, was a member of the Drama Club - “Entertainers of Tomorrow,” FCCLA, Spanish Club, Beta Club and the marching band. COLLEGE: Plans to attend Troy University on a Presidential Scholarship and major in pre-law.

co-Historian Hunter Robinson PARENTS: Michael and Andrea Robinson of Wedowee GRANDPARENTS: Sandra and L.T. Robinson of Luka, Miss. ACTIVITES: Robinson received four baseball awards, the All-County Baseball Team Award, first place in the Scholar’s Bowl competition, was Student Council vice president and was a member of the Key Club, Beta Club, Spanish Club and R Club. COLLEGE: Plans to attend Southern Union State Community College on a Presidential Scholarship, then transfer to the University of Alabama at Birmingham and major in pre-med.

Candidates for graduation



Bridgett Arrington, Asheley Atcheson, Joshua Bailey, Amber Ball, Blake Belcher, Nathan Boyd, Kasey Brown, Tiffany Cameron, Daniel DeJesus, Caleb Frederick, Emily Galloup, Cynthia Harper, Heather Harrison, Kristen Heard, Ryan Hobbs, James Holcomb, Kimberli Holloway, Haley Johnson, Tyler Johnson, Cody Kabetzke, Dillan Kabetzke, Shae Knight, Mallory Langford, Dylan Lanter, Tyler Lovvorn

Bill Miamen, Brooklyn Moore, Tyde Moore, Daniel Mote, Robert Nelson, Melody Nutt, Molly Nutt, Drew O’Neal, Spenser Phillips, Aaron Robertson, Amber Robertson, Hunter Robinson, Kyle Sikes, Becky Simpson, Summer Smith, Keyarra Story, Breana Turner, Jamey Ware, Patrice Willard and Katherine Yates.

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Kimberly McWilliams

Alexandria High School Parents: Grandmother, Phyllis McWilliams We’re proud of you. May God continue to bless you. Love, Your Family

Anna Elyse Graham

Lincoln High School Parents: Corky & Cindy Graham We are so proud of you! God will continue to bless you abundantly. We love you!

Lauren Emily Bass Jacksonville High School Grandmother & Late Granddaddy Clark

Charity Monique Gray

Sacred Heart Parents: Randall & Renee Gray We are proud of you beyond words can explain. Your determination, knowing your true ability, staying focused on your goals, you are a true leader and our “Star.” We love you, Mom, Dad, R.J. & Grandparents

Zeneshua Shénetta Jairrels

Saks High School Parents: Maria Sims Grandmaother, Marlon Jairrels Father, & Danie Turner Mother Zeneshua (Nesha) You have made me very proud of you. I love you so very much and just remembner to stay focused and contunue to explore your horizons and keep God on your side. Then, you can’t go wrong. Love from Grandmother Maria A. Sims

Trae Elston Oxford High School We are very proud of you. We love you a lot. Uncle Charles Elston, Aunt Carolyn Elston

Ciara Burgess

Connie Mayo

The Donoho School

Oxford Christian School

Congrautulations! From Day One, you’ve captured our hearts! Funny and quirky and uniquely one-of-a-kind you! We love you! Your family

Parents: Jeff & April Mayo We’re very proud of you. All your hard work has paid off. May God guide your future.

Jessika Smith Oxford High School

Lindsay Nicole Kytan

Parents: Gerald & Kerrie Smith

Clay County Christian Academy Parents: Mark & Brenda Kytan We are so proud of you! God bless always. We love you Your Family

Ashleigh McClure

Amanda Jane Wheeler

Oxford High School Parents: Wade & Wendy McClure

White Plains High School

Congratulations Ashleigh! We love you and are so proud of you! Dad, Mom & Matthew

Parents: John & Rebecca Wheeler We are proud of you and love you very much.

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Amber Dawn Williams Saks High School

Piedmont High School

Parents: Traci & Matthew Williams Sr.

We are so proud of you.

Congratulations Winky on your newest BIG accomplishment. Always remember with Christ first in your life, anything is possible. We’re so proud of you.

Uncle Chad Aunt Dawn Ashley & Colton

Love and Prayers, Mom & Dad

Joshua Dámon Reynolds

Xavier Isaiah Morgan

Saks High School

Saks High School

Parents: Tony & Tara Hunley, Jason & Mechelle Reynolds

Parents: Tony & Tara Hunley, and Shanika Morgan Congratulations on all of you accomplishments. We are so proud of you. Good Luck on all your future endeavors.

Congratulations on all of your accomplishments. Good luck on all your future endeavors and remember, do your best and God will do the rest. We are so proud of you. Love You Much

Love You Much

Cameron Vontez Burton Oxford High School

Parents: LaTonya Burton & Cpt. Wendell B. Jackson Grandparents: Steve & Shirley Chapman Athur & Emma Jackson Congratulations to our Graduate. No matter where you go or how successful you become, never lose faith in God. Always be humble. Your parents always think about you.

Kaylann Nicole Penny Jacksonville High School

2012 Parents: Trent & Norma Penny

Kirsten Nicole Langley

Bianca Cheyenne Lomax

Ashley Michelle Bowden

Keep your head to the sky and know we will always love you.

Saks High School

Munford High School

Parents: Bob & Donna Bowden

Parents: Keith & Jennifer Smith Randy & April Langley

We’re proud of you. Love, Mom (Darlene) Tore, Sable & the English-Clark family

Khadeshia Kelly

Saks High School Parents: Penny Kelly & Dwayne Anderson Psams27:14 Wait on the Lord: be of good courage, and he shall strenthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the Lord. From your family with love

We are so proud of you and all that you have accomplished. We love you very much. Mon, Dad, Daniel & Gamma

Kiley Heflin

Oxford High School Parents: Kim & Randy Heflin

You bring joy and happiness to our hearts everyday. Continue to make us proud. You’re one of a kind. We love you so muchNunny, & Paw Paw

Eric Lee Battles Walter Wellborn High School

Congratulations Kiley! The sky is the limit!

Congratulations, we wish you the very best life has to offer and we love you very much.

We love you, Mom, Dad, Hunter, Bailey & Gan-Gan

Parents, Grandparents, Great Grandparents, Aunts & Uncles

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Talladega high school

Spring garden high school

Class: 162; Commencement: 7 p.m. Thursday at Mary Dumas Stadium. Speaker: Dr. Bertis English, associate professor of History and College of Liberal Arts at Alabama State University.

Class: 41; Commencement: 5 p.m. May 29 at Gadsden State-Cherokee, Centre. Baccalaureate: 3 p.m. today, Goshen United Methodist Church, Piedmont

VAledictorian Timothy Luke Smith PARENTS: Tim and Sally Smith of Talladega GRANDPARENTS: Van and Mary Lee Blankenship of Talladega. ACTIVITIES: Alabama All-State Red Band (1st chair), All-State Solo Festival (superior rating), was percussion section leader of the marching band, Drama Club President, 175th Players Guild, National Honor Society, Mu Alpha Theta, Percussion Ensemble, church handbell choir and Eagle Scout. COLLEGE: He plans to attend the University of South Alabama on a James T. Stephens Eagle Scout Scholarship, USA Presidential Scholarship, USA Music Dept. Scholarship and a USA Marching Band Scholarship.

Candidates for graduation

A-F Erin Mikel Allen, Aaron William Anderson, Roberto Andrade, Quenika Denice Armstrong, Johnny Frank Atkinson Jr., Jeremy Deon Baker, Chelsea Naomi Rose Barclay, Kurtilyn Chadalwin Barclay, Shaquan Donshae Barclay, Le’Trice Vershaun Beavers, Heather Brooke Blocker, Quintravious Correll Boone, Cylie Brooke Bowerman, Jessica Mia Bradford, Tova Caitlyn Brannon, Ayshia Lamontice Brown, Shedricka Montice Brunson, Corneisha Nicole Burton, Shontell Yshay Burton, Jon Lyle Byrd, Jamesha Evette Chatman, Keeon Antonio Chatman, Shakenya Lashay Chatman, Taneshya Quandira Chatman, Kristilynn Niagi Cole, Emma Lee Cooper, Michael Andrew Cooper, Britnon Clay Coughran, Chelsi Ann Cullen, Angelic Bricole Curry, Brittany Katrice Curry, Brittney Nicole Curry, Khadijah Danielle Curry, Bryan Cody Dean, MarteshiaKe Andrua Dickerson, Raven Symone’ Dickerson, Celaika De’Unshay Duncan, Raven Quandria Duncan, Tyler Jamar Duncan, Matthew Dewayne Easterwood, Taylor Simone Edwards, Chasmeon Marquiz Estell, Jamarr Ramone Evans, Dylan Ray Ferrell, Tiffany Melissa Fike, Tanya Montana Ford, Kristin Hope Fowler, Casey J. Freeman

G-L Emily Grace Gambrell, Tashianna S. Garrett, Brooke Nicole Ghioto, Aramis Stefan Glenn, Arrin Jamal Graham, Kerri Ciara Green, Tomara Chiree Green, Niecaura Shankeil Griffin, Deandre Jarrell Hardie, Megan C. Harris, Shalandria Nicole Harris, Sterling D. Harris, Chanier La’Chay Hawkins, Alan Blake Haynes, Karly Rebecca Haynes, Christian Marquez Herring, Jordan Charles Hibbler, Brittany Shunta Hill, Zachery Jackson Holdridge, Dayshawn Maurice Hollis-James, Eugene Holt, Courtney Paige Horn, Daisha Michelle Hubbard, Christian Uriah Hutchinson, JaCoby Jamar Hutchinson, James Wesley Johnson, Trevor Lamar Johnson, Xavier V. Johnson, Kahla R. Jones, Chareese Monae Jordan, Rontavius Darnell Jordan, Marlon Tyrone Kelly, Christopher Brent Lackey, Kaylan Michelle Langley, Christopher John Larimer, Janna Breauna Lawson, Javarius Marquis Lawson, Darian Lopez, ChaMarcus Jareze Lynch

M-N Robert Maduro III, Ta’Kerua Shanta Mann, Lauren Nicole Mattox, Lacie Savannah McCain, Ingram Faith Finnell McCollum, Javion Ne’Marcus McCoy, Shonquita Shontia McDaniel, Joseph Benjamin McKay, Keyauna Ka’Shontae McKenzie, Sametrius Rashad McKenzie, Sheree Ariell McKinney, Landan Embry Merrell, Alishla Shenee Millender, Jalen A. Miller, Audrey Noelle Morgan, Sheniqua Tanzania Morris, Chelcia DeAndria Mosley, Kayla Leigh Mowery, Nakia J’Naye Nix, Chondria Nicole Nobles

Valedictorian Elizabeth Lorraine Spoon

Salutatorian Jonathan Scott Pope

PARENTS: Mike and Lara Welsh and Greg and Katie Spoon GRANDPARENTS: The late Robert and Bobbie Payne, Janet and Heinz Mueller, Jean Spoon and the late Ralph Spoon, Travis and Sue Wall, and Dale and Marshea Welsh. ACTIVITES: GPA of 97.3055, was voted “Most Likely to Succeed” and “Most School Spirit,” Alabama Girls State representative, attended the Hugh O’Bryan Youth Leadership Conference, Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Camp, ALFA Youth Leadership Conference and was a member of Youth Leadership Cherokee, FCCLA (officer), FFA, Senior Beta Club (Secretary/Treasurer), Mu Alpha Theta (President), was chosen senior homecoming representative, was of the Panther yearbook staff (co-editor-in-chief), softball and volleyball. COLLEGE: Plans to major in nursing and pursue a career as a nurse anesthetist.

PARENTS: Scott and Tina Pope GRANDPARENTS: John and Beverly Pope, the late Betty Gibson, and Joe and Carol Gibson. ACTIVITIES: GPA of 94.8, Beta Club, Mu Alpha Theta (vice president), Boy’s State, yearbook staff (co-editor), was chosen Senior Class Reporter, varsity basketball and was nominated for the Bryant-Jordan Foundation Outstanding Scholar-Athlete Award. COLLEGE: He plans to attend the University of Alabama on a Presidential Scholarship and major in physical therapy and sports medicine.

Historian Chandler Noelle Brock PARENTS: Will Brock and Lisa Gowens GRANDPARENTS: Gary and Polly Shirley, Marolyn Brock and the late Wilbert Brock, and Joe Gowens and the late Edna Joe Gowens. ACTIVITIES: volleyball, softball, cheerleading, Beta Club and Mu Alpha Theta. COLLEGE: Plans to attend Jacksonville State University on a Gamecock Scholarship and pursue a degree in psychology.

P-Z Paxton Britton Parker, Alexis Mercedes Patterson, Farunta Pei’re Patterson, Joseph Dylan Perley, Savannah Yvette Pilkington, Chelsie DeeAnn Pinson, Jaylon Chase Porter, James Mason Pressley, Alexandra Gates Rasco, Reagan Elizabeth Renda, Laquisha A. Richardson, Astoria Bria Riggans, Treston Javon Rivers, Taylor Michael Rogers, Ryan Donovan Rouse, Walter Michael Rowland Jr., Riley Rae Rutledge, Joshua Allen Scaggs, Charvinshi Terrell Scales, Stedman Dequan Scott, Heather Marie Shaddix, Toni Lorenzo Simmons, Zachary T. Shulch, Zundric A’Treyou Smiley, Timothy Luke Smith, Rondal Ja’Wan Snyder, LaTeriya Quinette Stamps, Adam Martin Stephens, Matthew Gage Stewart, Tiquerrias Neco Varrell Stockdale, Zachary Todd Stratton, Ericka Latrese Stubblefield, Asia Iman Suttle, Kaneshia Nicole Suttle, Kwuantae Jarrell Burns Suttle, Stacia Aubryona Tate, Amy Danielle Taylor, Darius Rashod Taylor, Andrea Jean Thompson, Jacob Lavette Twymon Jr., Marissa Dean Twymon, Tatyana Shane’e Twymon, Lauren Taylor Van Elzen, Martavius Jerome Wallace, Ry’Cynthia Fre’Nae Wallace, Timothy Allen Weathers, Lea Elizabeth Webber, Destiny Ashanti Wells, Merci Lynn Wilborn, Jessica Shaunice Williams, Victoria Noel Williamson, Zachary Alan Willis, Michael Marquez Wilson Jr., Ariel Nicole Wynn and Fabian Denzel Zinnerman.

Candidates for graduation Robert Earl Acker Jr., Caton Alexandra Allen, Lacey Michelle Anthony, Austin Lee Bondie, Chandler Noelle Brock, Alex Colton Brooks, Lynley Marie Crabb, Zonna Ann Forrister, Ivy Gail Franklin, John Dakota Gallaway, David Trenton Glaze, Jorden Seth Goss, Bradley Chase Heath, Jessica Marie Hebert, Heather Dawn Howard, Joseph Paul Hunt, Tori Nicole Hutcheson, Christopher Adam Ingram, Evan Clark Jones, Jessie Kyle Justice, Steven Russell Kirkpatrick, Dakota Dustin McWilliams, Ryan James Messer, Kayle Robertson Naugher, Allison Haley Poole, Laura Ashley Poole, Jonathan Scott Pope, Benjamin Clark Robinson, Christian James Salcido, Jordan Faith Shook, Robert Drake Shores-Roos, Jordan Leigh Sides, Korinne Nadine Sloan, Jessica Renee Smith, Kristen Elizabeth Smith, Riley Keaton Smith, Elizabeth Lorraine Spoon, Zachary Lloyd Swindle, Bridgett Racquel Thacker, James Cody Yates and Dustin Seth Young.

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The Anniston Star Talladega County Central high school Class: 24 Commencement: 7 p.m. Thursday, Clarence Marble Gymnasium

Summa Cum Laude DeBria Seymone Stallworth PARENTS: Donald and Deborah Gover of Alpine and Demetrius Stallworth of Panama City, Fla. GRANDPARENTS: Thomas Swain of Alpine, and the late Cora J. Swain and Calvin and Ida Stallworth of Panama City, Fla. ACTIVITIES: Talladega County All-System Academic Team, Super Emerging Scholars, Twenty-first Century Technology Team, All-Regional Volleyball Team, Who’s Who Among High School Students, Homecoming Queen. Junior and Senior Beta Clubs, Mu Alpha Theta, FBLA, Key Club, cheerleader, track, played volleyball (All-Regional), gospel choir. COLLEGE: Plans to attend Tuskegee University and major in occupational therapy and has received a Tuskegee University Alabama Incentive Award, Tuskegee University grant, Kappa Alpha Psi Scholarship, Delta Sigma Theta Scholarship and a Lance Grissett Memorial Scholarship.

Candidates for graduation Brittany Shardae Avery, Janarius Quintavis Bell, Danielle Latrise Chatman, Ashley Nicole Embry, Stephanie Ra’chel Farrior, Chadwick Marquez Garrett, Danielle Lendreka Garrett, Justin Lamar Garrett, Tevin Quintavius Garrett, Tyree Kentrel Garrett, Antonio Montrell Gooden, Breanna Canisha Johnson, Kendra J’na Jones, Jamal Karim Martin, Rustia Ulette Morgan, Trevaris Javar Morgan, Kiandria Trenett Phillips, Myieshia Quanterria Scales, DeBria Seymone Stallworth, Damien Dominique Staples, Kendarius Markez Swain, Patrick Jamal Williams, Katlyn Breann Woodard and Tadarius Devante Wright.

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Wadley High School Class: 30 Commencement: 10 a.m. Saturday, gym Speaker: John Croyle.

Valedictorian Loren Nicole Padgett PARENTS: Phillip and Tammy Padgett of Cragford GRANDPARENTS: Paul and Betty Wellborn of Cragford, and Alton and Jean Padgett of Ashland. ACTIVITIES: SGA (vice president), Beta Club (president), Senior Class president, yearbook (editor), All-American Cheerleader, Basketball (captain, AllCounty), softball, was a member of the TRUTH Club, Key Club, Senior Math Team and is a member of Corinth Baptist Church. COLLEGE: Plans to attend Southern Union State Community College on a Presidential Scholarship and major in mathematics.

Salutatorian Dillion Cole Wheeles

Historian Allison Elizabeth Moncus

PARENTS: Van Wheeles and Bennett Wheeles of Wadley GRANDPARENTS: Pierce and Joan Stewart of Wadley, and Kate Wheeles and the late Elmer Wheeles. ACTIVITIES: National Honor Society, Alabama Boys State, Who’s Who Among American High School Students, Beta Club, Math Club, Mu Alpha Theta, Spainsh Club and a People to People Student Ambassador nominee. COLLEGE: Plans to attend Southern Union State Community College on a Presidential Scholarship.

PARENTS: Angie and John Jones and Greg Moncus, of Wadley GRANDPARENTS: Bobby Ray and Jackie Fables of Cragford, Larry and Marlene Moncus of Mellow Valley, and Jimmy and Johnnie Gail Jones of Daviston. ACTIVITIES: Who’s Who “Most Dependable” and “Best Personality,” Alabama Girls State, All A Honor Roll, Math Club, TRUTH Club, Key Club, Beta Club (vice president), SGA (president), Class vice president, yearbook (co-editor), basketball (captain), softball and member of Wadley First Baptist Church. COLLEGE: Plans to attend Southern Union State Community College on a Healthcare Management Presidential Scholarship.

Candidates for graduation Cassady Shay Adamson, Lauren Taylor Augustine, Andrew Jene Baldwin, Kayla Marie Brown, Megan Lauren Brown, Summer Paige Carlisle, Timothy James Clegg II, Jesse Wayne Craig, Gregory Taft Dendinger II, Emily Reid Feltman, Allen Joseph Gaspard, Kendall Lea

Hamby, Wesley Wayne Johnson, Candace Elana Jones, Jessica Renae Madden, Cindy Marie McGuire, Allison Elizabeth Moncus, Sadiq Terrance Olive, Loren Nicole Padgett, Kathleen Elizabeth Presnal, Kaedon Hunter Singleton, Jeffrey Ryan Siskey, Rebecca Lynn Spray-

berry, Beaunka Shiniece Staples, George Detrey Staples, Kameron Demetric Staples, Richard Aaron Tillis, Dillion Cole Wheeles, Malcom Joel Woodgett and Kanechia Lasha Zachery.

Woodland High School Class: 60 Commencement: 7 p.m. Thursday, Warren Sewell Field Baccalaureate: 3 p.m. today, Mt. Carmel Church of Christ

Valedictorian Scott Carpenter

Haley Napier

Parents: Mark and Renae Carpenter of Woodland Grandparents: Gerald and Marvileen McManus of Woodland, the late Harmon Carpenter of Wedowee. ACTIVITIES: Boys State Representative, was selected Citizenship Person, Mu Alpha Theta (President), Beta Club, yearbook editor, Student Council Representative and drum major and trombone player in the marching band. COLLEGE: Plans to attend Auburn University on a Presidential Scholarship and Samuel B. Alison Engineering Scholarship.


PARENTS: Jeff and Lynn Napier of Woodland GRANDPARENTS: The late Benny and Louise Harmon of Wadley, and Willardean Hill of Rock Mills and the late Rufus Hill. ACTIVITIES: Member of the Honor Roll, a Wendy’s High School Heisman finalist, Class President, Football Sweetheart, yearbook editor, voted “Most Athletic,” Beta Club President, TRUTH Club President, W-Club, Mu Alpha Theta, FCA, Spanish Club, played volleyball, basketball and softball and was a cheerleader. COLLEGE: Plans to attend the University of West Alabama on a Trustee’s Scholarship, then attend the University of Alabama for graduate studies.

Salutatorian Reed Murphy PARENTS: Ricky and Paula Murphy of Woodland GRANDPARENTS: Billy and Linda Murphy of Woodland, and Paul and Judy Brown of Woodland. ACTIVITIES: All “A” Honor Roll (grades 1-12), All County Baseball Team, a Wendy’s High School Heisman winner, Bryant-Jordan Scholar Athlete, an Alabama Students Against Tobacco Ambassador, a member of FFA, the Beta Club, Mu Alpha Theta Math Team, and played baseball, basketball and football. COLLEGE: Plans to attend Auburn University on a Trustee’s Scholarship, College of Agriculture Scholarship, Alabama Cattlemen’s Wax Scholarship and NWTF Scholarship.

Candidates for graduation David Brent Arrington, Skyler Michael Arrington, Zachary Reid Barron, Taylor Cain Boyd, Tyler Thomas Bradford, Savannah Marie Brown, Patience Sabrina Brown, William Curtis Brown, Ashley Nichole Burgess, Andrew Randall Burroughs, Caleb Kyle Calhoun, Scott Anthony Carpenter, Beverly Diane Cater, Paul Stanley Cater, Summer Celeste Clan-

ton, Jeremy Nicholas Cofield, Felicia Bryanna Curry, Kimberly Ashton Daniel, Holly Lynn Deese, Dustin Dale Denney, Breana Nicole Dillard, Kala Morgan Elliott, Brittany Lynn Garrett, Miranda Nicole Gosdin, Randee Shea Gosdin, Amber Augusta Green, James Cody Grubbs, Aspen Elijah Henderson, Madison Rebecca Henley, John Aaron Jackson, Charles Austin Jar-

rett, Holli Lynn Jennings, Ashley Marie Kanning, Katelyn Justine Lancaster, Zachary Heath Langley, Hattie Alyce McCain, Ashlee Diann McCard, Shawn Robert McDevitt, Colton Allen McManus, Bobby Frank McNeal, Kanisha Shanté Mitchell, Nolan Reed Murphy, Haley Madison Napier, Jerry Nicolas Noles, Talia Shae Parmer, Joni Paige Perkins,

Kimberly Paige Reid, Ariel Natasha Rice, Jessie Wayne Robinson, Sarah Elizabeth Sicotte, Ieshia Louise Smith, Jessica Kendall Smith, Ricky Jamal Stephens, Ashley Marie Stewart, Christopher Shawn Tanner, Andrew Michael Weaver, Janelle Devera Wells, Skyler Lee Wilkerson, Nancey Alana Lea Wilson and Jason Lee Yearta.

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Liberty University

Callahan Wigley

7.7 million dollars and have

the following colleges and universities:

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University of South Alabama

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University of Minnesota

Presbyterian College

Sterling College

University of Georgia

New York University

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University of Mobile

University of Rochester

University of South Florida

University of Texas-Dallas

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University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill

University of Pittsburgh

Rensselaer Polytechnic

University of Kentucky

University of Mississippi

Maryville College

University of Alabama-Birmingham

University of South Carolina

University of Tennessee

Mississippi State University

University of North Alabama

University of Oklahoma

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Louisiana Tech University

Ohio Wesleyan University

University of Alabama

Lipscomb University

Michigan State University

University of New Orleans

University of Southern California

Alabama State University

Samford University

University of Ohio-Dayton

Oberlin College

University of Michigan

Messiah College

University of Arkansas

of Montevallo

Vinay Giri

National Merit Finalist

Brian Westbrook


scholarships in excess of

Trey Miller

Kendall Stewart

Katie Swinford National Merit Commended

Tate Thomas

National Merit Finalist


Grace Fink

Zach St. Clair

Alex Svensen

Rice University

were awarded

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Abhishek Purohit

Becca Nash

Allie Segrest

Matthew Overton

Pavan Mudiam

Troy University

The University of the South


Class of 2012

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Northwestern University

The Ohio State University

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Rachel Matson

Walker Mason

Jackson Hodges

Mercer University



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Ciara Burgess

Sally Barber

Christine Ankrom

Kettering University

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University of West Florida


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The Anniston Star's graduation section celebrating the class of 2012.

Graduation 2012  

The Anniston Star's graduation section celebrating the class of 2012.