The McCreary County Record


June 11, 2014


210 MCHS seniors earn diplomas

STEARNS —  Just over 200 seniors took part in Saturday’s graduation ceremony at McCreary Central High School.

    Jeremiah Winchester opened the commencement with the invocation.

Class President Cody Pryor welcomed the crowd and paid tribute to Kelsey Moore, a member of the 2014 Class who was killed in a December 2007 car accident.

    Valedictorian Brooklyne Chitwood also paid tribute to family members who could not attend Saturday’s commencement. She spoke eloquently on the class “beginning our adult lives” with a “personal extraordinary” and “great perhaps.”

    Salutatorian Sean Huff told his classmates that their achievement stands in the face of those who try to stereotype McCreary Countians.

    Playing on that theme, Principal Sharon Privett reminded students of the benefits of growing up in a small community. She paid tribute to the parents and businesses who have supported the school as well as veterans and the students themselves, who have helped MCHS exceed the state average in college and career readiness.

    With Superintendent Arthur D. Wright offering his congratulations, students graduating with honors were recognized before the diplomas were handed out:

    • Highest Distinction — Jacob Shane Ball, Geneva Marie Bolin, Erica Nichole Braden, Brooklyne Paige Chitwood, Cortney Brooke Dixon, Matthew Armond Fisher, Amber Nicole Genoe, Matthew H. Hackler, Amber L. Holbrook, Sean M. Huff, Kelsea LeRae Morgan, Cody Dale Pryor, Jeremy Lee Ross, Emily Grace Stephens, Seirra Angel Strunk, Heather Kay Terry, Allison Taylor Thiels, Kelli Leigh Williamson, Johnathan Christopher Yancey.

    • High Honors — Amber Faye Ball, Shelby Lynn Fultz, Steven Joshua Hansman, Kaitlyn Renae Keith, Adam Ray Morgan, Megan M. Ross, Morgan Ellen Stogsdill, Amber LaShea Whalen, Jeremiah Winchester.

    • Honors — Crystal A. Ball, Nathaniel David Clark, Dakota Storm Crabtree, Courtney Paige Day, Dylan Jeffery Jones, Amber Nichole King, Stormi Chandra Desiree King, Megan Cricket Maxwell, Garra Michelle Queen, Travis James Ridner, Megan M. Rose, Angelica Ross, Takisha Cheyenne Spradlin, Kaitlyn Renee Stephens, William Tyler Thomas, Brianna Faye Thompson, Savannah Upchurch, Dylan Knight Vernon, Courtney Paige Walker, Andrew Bryson Wells, Alexandria Nicole West, Mackenzie Paige West, Samantha Whigham, William M. Whitehead, Jeffery Costello Wilson, Jazzmin Sieara Wood, Bryson Alan Worley, Kali Taylor Worley.

    • National Honor Society — Brooklyne Paige Chitwood, Cortney Brooke Dixon, Matthew Armond Fischer, Amber L. Holbrook, Garra Michelle Queen, Emily Grace Stephens, Kaitlyn Renee Stephens, Sierra Angel Strunk, Amber LaShae Whalen, Jeremiah Dewayne Winchester.

    • BETA Club — Leah Elisabeth Braden, Brooklyne Paige Chitwood, Amber Nicole Genoe, Sierra Angel Strunk, Jeremiah Dewayne Winchester.

    Following the presentation of diplomas, Cortney Dixon delivered the benediction with the ceremony concluded by the class officers signaling the turning of the tassels.

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