Versailles seniors celebrate finish


By Erik Martin - emartin@aimmedianetwork.com




Erik Martin | The Daily Advocate


Erik Martin | The Daily Advocate

Members of the Versailles High School class of 2016 listen to a speaker during the school’s graduation ceremonies held Sunday.


Erik Martin | The Daily Advocate


Erik Martin | The Daily Advocate


Erik Martin | The Daily Advocate


Erik Martin | The Daily Advocate

VERSAILLES — Family and friends of members of the Versailles High School class of 2016 witnessed the turning of the tassels Sunday afternoon.

The school handed diplomas to 107 graduates during the school’s annual commencement exercises.

Seven students shared valedictorian honors — Jessica Rose Ahrens, Quincy William Baltes, Madison Rose Grilliot, Kristin Lynn Langston, Collin Robert Peters, Rachel Anne Shellhaas, and Megan Nicole VanSkyock — each of whom briefly spoke to their classmates.

Versailles Superintendent Aaron Moran exhorted the graduates to surround themselves with good people, take risks and be thoughtful to others.

“You never know when a positive experience will take you to a place you didn’t expect,” he said.

The class motto, attributed to Chinese philosopher Lao Tzu, was “The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.”

Members of the Versailles class of 2016 are: Jeffery Alan Adams; Jessica Rose Ahrens; Quincy William Baltes; Mailani Nicole Barber; Aaron James Barga; Jessica Marie Barga; Lynnsey June Barga; Mariah Elizabeth Barga; Seth David Barga; Ryan Michael Bayman; Jesse Christopher Berg; Brianna Jane Brookhart; Olivia Ashley Bruening; Paige Elizabeth Burris; Isaac Jacob Buschur; Brianne Sharonmarie Buzard; Kaitlyn Rae Cavin; Kyle Richard Christian; Mariah Logan Collins; Ashlyn Marie Cordonnier;

Madison Nicole Covault; Nicholas Donald Covault; Ashleigh Kay Deeter; Mason Kenneth DeMange; Harrison Cole Detrick; Corey John Dieringer; Alexa Lashaey Dillon; Holly Nicole Dirksen; Sophia Rose Dunn; Joshua Adam Elliott; Alexis Taylor Fliehman; Jasmine Marie Francis; Justine Nicole Francis; Jacob Daniel Gehret; Lily Katherine George; Jesse William Giere;

Brett Joseph Gigandet; Kyle Christopher Gigandet; Whitney Anne Goines; Madison Rose Grilliot; Christopher Marion Grillot; Chelsea Elizabeth Groff; Erika Nicole Grogean; Crystal Dawn Hartzell; Courtney Michelle Hayes; Michael David Hemmelgarn; Nathan Bruce Henry; Mallory Elizabeth Keiser; Morgan Lynn Kelch; Dalton James Koeper; Lewis Richard Kremer; Karina Ann Kriner; Kristin Lynn Langston; Tana Elizabeth Lawrence; Cheyanne Renee Lingo; Adam Thomas Lyons;

Kyle Martin Marchal; Benjamin Charles Marker; Abbey Ailene Marshal; Emily Patricia Marshal; Joel Alvin Marshal; Pakus Augustine McClurg; Astasia Marie McEldowney; Brett Matthew McEldowney; Courtney Lynn McEldowney; Jeremy Carl Meinerding; Damon Michael Miller; Gavin Lewis Mills; Lauren Renee Monnin; Alyssa Lynae Morgan; Hannah Alicia Niekamp; Jared Stanley Niekamp;

Presley Renee Oda; Paige Dionne Partin; Collin Robert Peters; John Joseph Petitjean II; Colleen Michele Pohlman; Danielle Nicole Poor; Aimee Marie Powell; Rebekah Ann Ramey; Lorne Mitchell Rawlins; Conner Ann Reed; Madeline Lee Rickett; Griffen Scott Riegle; Austin Michael Rismiller; Logan Austin Rodrigues; Cory Michael Rose; Jacob Michael Rose; Samantha Nicole Runner; Andrew Mark Schmitt; Logan Alan Schultz; Ashley Virginia Seibert;

Rachel Anne Shellhaas; Brent Steven Sherman; Logan Marie Shimp; Victoria Rose Smith; Maxwell Adrian Stachler; Mitchell Lawrence Subler; Rachel Ann Subler; Denver Blaine Toner; Cassandra Rose Turner; Megan Nicole VanSkyock; Leo Bernard Vogel; Ashlee Leighann Voisard; Jacob Norris Watren; Vanessa Jo Wendel; and Haley Marie Winner.

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Members of the Versailles High School class of 2016 listen to a speaker during the school’s graduation ceremonies held Sunday.
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By Erik Martin

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