ANSONIA — The Ansonia School District held its 130th annual commencement exercises Sunday afternoon at Ansonia High School. The event saw 48 students receive diplomas.
Principal Stephen A. Garman welcomed students, parents, faculty and alumni, telling the Class of 2017, “There are many surprises awaiting you. Enjoy the book. After all, you’re the one writing it.”
This year’s valedictorian was Katelyn Warner, with Sarah Murphy as class salutatorian. Each gave an address to their fellow classmates, as did Class President Jailyn Thwaits.
The Class of 2017’s motto was “Take the world as you find it, but leave it a better place.” The Orange Alstroemeria was the class flower.
Graduates of the Ansonia Class of 2017 include:
Chandler Marcus Archey; Heath Martin Barga; Trevor Emerson Beam; Bryan James Lyn Blackburn; Kathleen Nicole Bolen; Ashton Lee Bradham; Aaliyah Octava Lee Briner; Cullen Alexander Brown; Colin David Bulcher; Keith Duane Burk III;
Robert Eugene Christman; Jeffrey Lane Clark; Jonathan Tyler Crow; Kasidy Angel Davis; Mackensie Nichole Dickey; Austin Duane Ditty; Austin Chad Edwards; Dylan Branson Michael Elifritz; Ashlyn Michelle Farrier; Stefani Paige Garrett;
Chelsey Lyn Godwin; Nathanial David Gray; Audrey Jean Kelly; Kane Allen Kimmel; Zachary Alan Longenecker; Skyler Nichole Marker; Sarah Gwen Murphy; Traeva Mae Eldon Newland; Austin Logan Oliver; Makenna Aereonna Overholser;
Libby Mackenzie Price; Trevor James Schlarman; Amanda Hope Shook; Maggi Ann Shrock; Lydia Rose Sink; Madison LeeAnn Stover; Cody Hunter Stump; Christina Marie Sullivan; Brandon Joseph Teague; Brandon Michael Thornhill;
Jailyn Monica Thwaits; Molly Irene Walls; Katelyn Marie Warner; Madeline Elizabeth Wilson; William Seth Woodyard; Katlynn Marie Yeagle; Shannon Renee Yost; and Morgan LeAnn Young.
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