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LEEDS TRIBUNE

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Message from the Leeds Tribune

Welcome to the 2019 Greenwave Graduates special keepsake edition presented by the Leeds Tribune!

The Leeds Tribune is honored to recognize the 2019 graduates of Leeds High School in this first-time special edition that we plan to make a tradition. This section includes a list of the graduates, the valedictorian and salutatorian and many awards and scholarships achieved by the Class of 2019. This edition would not have been possible without our wonderful advertisers who are sending heartfelt messages to Leeds High School’s graduates for a strong future. As the owner of the Leeds Tribune since September 2018,

I have thoroughly enjoyed getting to know the people who make Leeds such a caring and impactful community, which includes many of this year’s graduates. The Leeds Tribune team pledges to continue serving as your only news source and connector of people and businesses in Leeds and we wish the Class of 2019 the best! Congratulations, Leeds Graduates from the Leeds Tribune! Cheers, Cindy Fisher, Publisher

LEEDS TRIBUNE Here are the Senior Awards given out on May 19: Distinguished Young Women Program Emmy Beason Jefferson State Community College Counselor's Scholarship Clair Gibson R.R. Moton National Alumni Scholarship Kendra Oden & Jared Carson Millennial Bank Board of Directors Scholarship Emmy Beason, Dalton Cates, Tyler Cox, Maliek Evans, Jake

Killian, Caleb Smith LHS Quarterback Club Scholarship ($500) Maliek Evans Gertrude Hathcox Memorial Fund Career Technical Scholarship Ryan Keith & Charly Carreno Lawson State Community College Scholarship value $12,000 each Charles Barkley Foundation $50,000 total 30 students

Bob Forman Character Scholarship Award ($500 each) Emmy Beason & Jake Killian Leeds Woman’s Literary Club ($500 each) Lily Bartee & Chelsea Blackmon Lady BUGS Scholarship Awards Nicole Armstrong & Angel Honeycutt Leeds Chamber Diplomat Dalton Cates ($1000), Kathryn Rice ($500) & Camell Looney ($250) Students of the Year Ben Davis and Julia Jones

Honor Graduates - 4.00+ Overall GPA Taylor Atkins Luke Barton Emmy Beason Tyler Brown Jared Carson

Ben Davis Reagan Everling Jacob Hudson Julia Jones Graham Land

Grayson Pilkington Taylor Sisk Leonel Torres

Top Ten - Core GPA earning Advanced Academic Endorsement Andrew Bailey Emmy Beason Tyler Brown Graham Land

Jacob Hudson Julia Jones Taylor Sisk Leonel Torres

Whitney Vandiver Emma Williams

All the Best to this year's Leeds High School graduates Class of 2019!


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2019 Leeds High School Valedictorian 2019 Leeds High School Salutatorian

The Highest Academic Core GPA earning an Advanced Academic Diploma Emmy Beason

Second Highest Academic Core GPA earning an Advanced Academic Diploma Julia Jones

CONGRATULATIONS CLASS OF 2019 Zachary Noah Abernathy Jaiden Ray Akins Presley Reagan Anderson Paige Elizabeth Appel Nicholas Wayne Armstrong Nicole Sara Ann Armstrong Taylor Lee Atkins Andrew Nicholas Bailey Adrian Seth Baker Lillian Ross Bartee Luke Andrew Barton Emily Anna Beason Chloe Alyssa Black Mary Leann Black Chelsea Bell Blackmon Amanda Sky Boshears Tyler Barrow Brown Adregus Janard Byrd Steven Fernando Cardenas

Charly Orfanel Carreno Aguirre Jared Devon Carson Dalton O’Riley Cates Haley Grace Chambers Amber Gloria Clark Micah Jamal Clark Skyler Nichole Clark Emily Hope Cockrell Lon Oliver Cockrell Deshawn Demont Collins Emily Hope Cook Macey Mae Cook Jasmine Lee Cooper Tyler Ray Cox Benjamin McGuire Davis Rebecca Noelle Denno Aubrey Terrel Eaton Whitney Yvonne Ellington Maliek Montresse Evans

Reagan Tao-Grayce Everling Kyle James Fields Latravin Deqwan Gaiter Montgomery Kade Garrett Clair Curtiss Gibson Bailey Neal Gosdin Davonte Kyon Green Lillian Mae Grizzle Michael Jerome Herbert Micah Galani Hodge Christopher James Hogeland Cara Elizabeth Hollingsworth Hannah Mae Holtbrooks Angel Alicia Honeycutt Daven Demetrius Hopkins Alphoncie Deontae Hopson Jr. Jacob Graham Hudson Justyn Elijah Hunter Tony Jaimes

Congratulations Class of 2019 from Tiffany Abel Ward and Millennial Bank!

Devin Heath Johnson Trinity Danielle Johnston Julia Diane Jones Ryan Elgin Keith Daniel Austin Kelly Jacob Samuel Killian Ronnesha Nykera Lacey Graham Coleman Land Dakota Jordan Lee Liptock Jona Brooke Long Camell Davon Looney Travis Luu Jacqueline Martinez Jasmin Martinez Gerardo Martinez-Estrada Hunter Lynn McDonald Rashad Ahman McKinney Morgan Danielle McNew Hannah Grace Megehee

A'jerious Demon Morgan Jr. Kaitlyn Elizabeth Nickell Kendra Abijah Oden Logan Brooks Park Dylan Gray Peterson Tyler Alan Peterson Grayson Douglas Pilkington Kathryn Leigh Rice Felix Omar Rios-Ruiz Palvin Randall Ritch Chayanne Ali Rivera Zackery Phillip Rollan Gabriel Chase Rose Olivia Noelle Rosian Omari Lekeith Scott Cali Jada Simmons Taylor Lauren Sisk Juliette Eloise Skelton Austin Tyler Smith

Caleb Anthony Smith Micah Chase Stokes Zane Thomas Stroud Jouji Vargas Takeda Noah Christian Todd Leonel Torres Shelby Marie Truitt Alexandria Marie Tuggle Whitney Taylor Vandiver Deatrice Dedrick Voltz David Andrew Watkins Emma Katherine Williams Latyra Janae Williams Mason Bram Williams Morgan Dysean Woods Gracie Lynn Wray Ja'courtney Lavelle Young

Good luck, Leeds Greenwave Graduates!

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Senior Night awards ceremony highlights successes of the Leeds High School Class of 2019 Leeds High School seniors were recognized for a variety of accomplishments and awards during the annual Senior Awards Ceremony on May 19 at LHS auditorium. The Class of 2019 received a total of $2.2 million in schol-

arships to attend four-year and two-year colleges and universities in and out of state for academics and sports. Representatives from colleges, including Jacksonville State University, Auburn University and Jefferson State College, were in attendance

to present scholarships to the seniors. Local businesses and organizations also presented scholarships, including Millennial Bank for its first time, the Leeds Area Chamber of Commerce and Lady BUGS program.

Leeds High School students received $2.2 million in scholarships for 2019. Teachers and administrators named the top students in each subject, from history to English, science and math. Leeds native and NBA Hall of Famer Charles Barkley

Leeds native and NBA Hall of Famer Charles Barkley donates enough money for more than 20 scholarships each year for Leeds High School graduates.

First-year theater teacher Tina Miller gave awards to the drama seniors.

wasn’t present, but the size of his donations for scholarships was apparent. About 20 students received scholarships through his endowment, which is renewable, meaning the students can apply each year to receive another installment.

Seniors with the career technical fields were recognized for completion to become electricians. Two seniors will be joining the military after graduation and were recognized for the money they will receive to attend college after service.

AP Calculus teacher Kyeong Cox gave her students trophies for their dedication in the class.

Julia Jones, left, and Ben Davis, right, were named top students for grades and good character.

Congratulations Benjamin McGuire Davis!

Congratulations Jared!

We are so happy for you!

We Are So Proud Of You

Love, Mom, Glenn, Brayden, Amelia, Elsa and Nick

Mommy, Rhyan, Papa, Grandmother, Trey, Uncle Mike, Auntie Tammie & Dee

Class of 2019

Class of 2019

Benjamin McGuire Davis College of Aerospace Engineering Auburn University

Jared DeVon Carson The University of Alabama in Huntsville

Congratulations Haley! Congratulations Haley! We are so proud of you! Mom, Dad and Ashlyn

Class of 2019

Congratulations Christopher! So proud of the man you are! Love you more than words can say, Grandma, Joe and Haylee

Class of 2019 Christopher (CJ) Hogeland

Haley Grace Chambers

Congratulations Emmy! Congratulations Seth! We are so proud of you! Love you, Mom, David, Dad, & Lori

You are an extraordinary young lady! We’re so proud of your accomplishments, but your light of Christ and love for others really make us smile! Keep shining, sweet Em! We love you,

Class of 2019 Seth Baker

Momma, Dad, Allison, Gigi, Pop, Meme, & DDad

Class of 2019 Emily Anna Beason Auburn University ‘23

Congratulations Mary! Congratulations Paige! We are beyond proud of you!

We are so proud of you! Love Dad, Mom, Memaw, Bubba, Ashley, Ella Kate, and Luke

Love, Dad, Mom, Kirstin, Haley and Kayla

Class of 2019

Class of 2019

Mary Leann Black Attending The University of Alabama

Paige Elizabeth Appel Attending Jacksonville State University

"Mary we could not be more proud of you, than we are at this moment. You worked so hard for this special day. As you close this chapter of your life and your new one begins, I pray you always keep your faith. And know you can do anything you dream of."


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Graduating members of the Pride of the Greenwave Marching Band

Seth Baker

Paige Appel

Micah Stokes

Grayson Pilkington

Micah Hodge

Mary Black

Kyle Fields

Macey Cook

Gracie Wray

Dalton Cates

Juliette Skelton

Clair Gibson

Christopher Hogeland

Emily Cook

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Scholarships awarded to Leeds High School seniors in 2019 Leeds High School’s seniors were awarded a total of $2.2 million in scholarships to colleges, universities, trade school programs and military education stipends. Presley Anderson • Jacksonville State University * Gamecock Spirit Scholarship - $8,000 • Troy University * Wells Fargo Education Endowed Scholarship $1,000

Nicholas Armstrong Jacksonville State University * Gamecock Spirit- $8,000 Nicole Armstrong Jacksonville State University * Gamecock Grant $4,000

Seth Baker • Jacksonville State University * Gamecock Traditional Scholarship – $30,000 Lily Bartee Troy University * Excellence in Leadership - $16,000 * Study Abroad Scholarship - $4,000 • Jacksonville State University * Gamecock Traditional Scholarship - $32,000

Tyler Brown University of Alabama at Birmingham * Presidential Scholarship - $44,640 • Birmingham-Southern College * Scholarship - $50,000 • University of Montevallo * Montevallo Ambassador Program Scholarship - $89,536 * Chemistry Department Endowed Scholarship •

Jared Carson Auburn University * Spirit of Auburn University Scholarship - $16,000 * Steve & Lynn Horne Endowed Scholarship University of Alabama at Birmingham * Collegiate Honors Scholarship - $32,000 Butler University * Academic Scholarship $64,000 University of Alabama at Huntsville * Charger Scholarship $26,076 Ace Mentor Program * William Robertson Ace Scholarship - $4,000

Dalton Cates Troy University * Excellence in Leadership Scholarship - $14,000 * Study Abroad Scholarship - $4,000 • Jacksonville State University * Gamecock Pride Scholarship - $8,000

Taylor Atkins • Jefferson State Community College * High School Academic Scholarship - $13,120

$4,000

Emmy Beason Distinguished Young Women * Jefferson County 2019 $2,500 * Alabama 2019 - $3,400 Auburn University * Spirit of Auburn Presidential Scholarship - $39,264 Samford University * Academic Scholarship $52,000 University of Alabama * Presidential Scholarship - $43,120 Troy University * Millennium Scholar’s Award - $60,000 * Study Abroad Scholarship - $4,000 Mary Black University of Mobile * University Merit Scholarship - $20,000 Jacksonville State University * Gamecock Grant -

Haley Chambers Jacksonville State University * Gamecock Grant $4,000

Macey Cook Jacksonville State University * Gamecock Spirit Scholarship - $8,000 Ben Davis Auburn University * All Auburn Scholarship - $8,000 * Board of Trustees Scholarship - $1,500

Becca Denno • University of Alabama at Birmingham * Collegiate Honors Scholarship - $32,000 • University of Montevallo * Freshman Leadership Scholarship - $24,000

Kyle Fields Jacksonville State University * Jazz Scholarship $2,592

Clair Gibson • Jacksonville State University * Gamecock Pride Scholarship - $10,000 • University of Montevallo * Academic Recognition Scholarship - $18,000 MLK, Jr. Scholarship $8,000 Lily Grizzle • Auburn University at Montgomery Opportunity Scholarship - $4,000 Michael Herbert Allen University * Scholarship - $8,000 • Jacksonville State University Gamecock Grant - $4,000 •

Amber Clark Jacksonville State University * Gamecock Grant $4,000

Micah Clark • Huntingdon College * Hawk Award - $40,000 • Allen University * Scholarship - $8,000

Skyler Clark Jacksonville State University * Gamecock Grant $4,000

Cara Hollingsworth University of Alabama at Birmingham * UAB Academic Achievement Scholarship - $10,000 • Jacksonville State University * Gamecock Pride Scholarship - $12,000 •

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Emily Cockrell Allen University Scholarship - $8,000

Hannah Holtbrooks Jacksonville State University * Gamecock Grant $4,000

Congratulations, Leeds Graduates!

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Angel Honeycutt Jacksonville State University * Gamecock Grant $4,000 Daven Hopkins Gadsden State Community College * Athletic Scholarship $10,240

Alphoncie Hopson Brevard University * Alumni Scholarship $52,000 • Allen University * Scholarship - $8,000 •

Whitney Ellington Allen University * Scholarship - $14,000

Reagan Everling • University of Montevallo * Academic Recognition Scholarship - $18,000 MLK, Jr. Scholarship $8,000

Jacob Hudson Auburn University * Miles & Mary Stephens Scholarship - $2,000 * Spirit of Auburn Founder’s Scholar $32,000

* Collegiate Honors Scholarship - $32,000 • Alabama Power Foundation Scholarship - $2,500

Jay Megehee University of Montevallo * Presidential Honors Scholarship - $36,000

Kendra Oden • Allen University * Scholarship - $14,000 • Jacksonville State University * Gamecock Grant $4,000 Kathryn Rice Troy University * Parmer Education Scholarship - $4,000 • Spring Hill College * Gautrelet Award $76,000 •

* Presidential Recognition Scholarship - $44,640 • University of South Alabama * Dean’s Scholarship $32,000 • Masonic Lodge Scholarship - $1,000 Juliette Skelton Southern Union State Community College * Performing Arts Dance Scholarship - $8,704 • Jacksonville State University Gamecock Grant - $4,000 •

Shelby Truitt Auburn University * Spirit of Auburn University Scholarship - $16,000

Whitney Vandiver University of Alabama at Birmingham * Presidential Recognition Scholarship - $44,640 • University of the Cumberlands * UC Presidential Scholarship - $12,000 * UC Leadership Scholarship – $4,000 • Auburn University * Spirit of Auburn Founder’s Scholarship $32,000 • Spring Hill College * Distinguished Freshmen - $2,000 * Ignation Leader Award - $22,000 •

Julia Jones University of Montevallo * Marguerite Hall Scholarship - $1,000 * Presidential Honors Scholarship - $36,000 Jake Killian Jacksonville State University * Gamecock Grant $4,000

Randell Ritch Birmingham-Southern College * Trustee Scholarship $24,000 • University of Alabama at Birmingham * UAB Academic Achievement Scholarship - $10,000 •

• Graham Land Auburn University * Spirit of Auburn University Scholarship - $16,000 * Bonnie H. Arnall Scholarship • Mississippi State University * Old Main Scholarship $2,500 * Non-Resident Tuition $50,000 * Freshman Academic Excellence Scholarship - $12,000 * Colvard Future Leader - $1,500 • University of Alabama at Birmingham •

Gabe Rose U.S. Army National Guard * Education Incentives $156,000 Olivia Rosian University of Montevallo * Academic Recognition Scholarship - $18,000

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Omari Scott Allen University * Scholarship - $8,000

Taylor Sisk Auburn University * Spirit of Auburn Founder’s Scholar $32,000 • University of Alabama at Birmingham •

David Watkins Jacksonville State University * Gamecock Grant $4,000 Emma Williams University of Alabama at Birmingham * UAB Academic Achievement Scholarship - $10,000


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Graduating Cheerleaders and Volleyball Players

Lily Bartee

Haley Chambers

Nicole Armstrong

Presley Anderson

Emma Kate Williams

Shelby Truitt

Congratulations, Leeds Graduates!

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Senior Greenwave Football Players

Omari Scott

Maliek Evans

Nick Armstrong

Devin Johnson

Alphoncie Hopson

Davonte Green

Austin Smith

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