GREENVILLE – The Class of 2017 bid farewell to Greenville High School, June 3, along with its Principal Jeff Cassell, who is retiring.
Principal Cassell reviewed some of the highlights of their time spent at the school, including achievements in sports, arts and music.
“We have experienced exceptional moments,” he said. “As a result of this excellence, the Class of 2017 will receive many monetary awards.”
According to Cassell, the initial value in grants and scholarship money for next year is $583,000. Cassell left the class with some words of wisdom.
“The biggest risk isn’t failing, it’s getting too comfortable,” he said. “As members of the class of 2017 move forward, pursue your dreams. Don’t let the possibility of failure cross your mind. Don’t settle for comfortable, but live the dream. It has certainly been my pleasure to have worked with these members of this class.”
The Senior High Orchestra, under the direction of Music Director J.R. Price, played some pre-commencement music selections, including “Pomp and Circumstance,” “The Star Spangled Banner,” the “March of the Graduates,” and accompanied the High School Vocal Music Department. They sang “I was Here” and “You Raise me Up,” under the direction of Vocal Music Department Directors: Chelsea Whirledge and Erick Von Sas.
The speakers included: Pastor Matt Haupt, Superintendent Doug Fries, Greenville School Board President James Sommer, Principal Cassell, Valedictorian Mackenzie Kaitlynn Slade and Salutatorian Jeremy Jacob Eshbaugh.The diplomas were awarded by Greenville Board of Education members Vice President Brad Gettinger, David Madden, David Ernst and Fred Matix; Treasurer Carla Surber; Supt. Doug Fries; Assistant Superintendent Laura Bemus; Career Technology Director Stan Hughes; and Assistant Principals Carl Brown and David Torrence.
Here are the Greenville High School Class of 2017 graduates:
Mary Alexis Addington; Katie Sue Agee; Kayla Lynn Arnold; Megan Kathleen Azbill; Caleb Anthony Baker, Mason Wayne Baker; Shane Scott Barga, Jarred Allen Douglas Batten; Lauren Elizabeth Baughn, Sierra Michelle Behnken, Brandon James Beyke; Hanna Elizabeth Bingham; Tera Marie Blumenstock, Kaleb Andrew Bowman, Matthew Dalton Boyd, Zowie Lynn Bradburn; Jacob William Jonathan Bradfield; Kyrie Marie Braun; Heidi Renee Brickler; Justin Michael Brown; Summer Kay Brown; Trevor Adam Brumbaugh, Jacob Todd Buchy; Samantha Hazel Buchy; Christoper Joseph Bucklew; Nathan Karl Burk; Hayley Lynn Burns; Lessie Eileen Louise Cable; Jacob Isaiah Cain; David Eugene Cantrell; Kama Alexixs Carroll; Tyler Jacob Carter; Robert Christian Chalmers; Raymond Joe Chapin; Haley Renee Christman; Dakota Edward Cline; Mickayla Renae Cline, Isaac Raymond Cook; Lindsey Renee Cook; McKenna Aria Crews; Katie Leann Custer; Connor James Davis; Janin Alison Delos Reyes; Cami Renee Denham, Kiara Lanae Dever-Smith; Haley Elaine Dillman; HaLeigh Scott Dunevant; Logan Markus Eldridge; Levi Aaron Emerick; Austin Lee Engelken; Matthew Steven Enicks;
Jeremy Jacob Eshbaugh; Michelle Deanne Fannin; Logan Grant Fellers; Mary Grace Fenhaus; Suzette Desiree Lily Ferguson; Harley Alexis Marie Fisher; Patience Leota Athey Fraley; Dakota Lynn Franklin; Aaron Jay Frens; Cheyenne K Fritz; Isaiah James Gable, Jack Henry Garland; Noah Zachary Gates; Paul Bryson Gibson; Kelsey Nicole Gilbert; Mikala Lee Ginger; Macy Addison Godown; Logan Ramon Gonzalez; Logan K Gorrell; James Samuel Graves; Jesse Alexander Green; Hannah Mae Nicole Grisez; Austin Taylor Grote; Hannah Mikhal Gulley; Haylee Kay Hanes; Makayla Ann Hanes; Rebecca Lynn Harsh; Chad Allen Gabriel Harter; Brianna Elizabeth Hartle; Alexander Steven Hartzell; Noah Ryan Haupt; Robert David Hawes; Andrew David Hayes; Jonathan Sebestian Heeter; Devin Alan William Hendrix; David Farris Hess; Rachel Marie Hickerson; Spencer Keith Hicks; Alli Brooke Hill; Alexis Michelle Hodge; Joseph Paul Hodson Smith; Dylan Lee Hosbrook; Molly Elizabeth Hunt; MacGregor Jay Huston; Sierra Louise Julian; William McGregor Kirk; Dalton John Kopilec; Victoria Loren Landis; Megan Elizabeth Laux; Lindsi Madison Lee – Sams;
Ryver Ryan Lewis; Victoria Elyse Lucy; Erick Lee Madison; Genesis Catherine Marie Malin; Kyra Raven Maloy; Meeka Rey Maloy; Craig Alan Manges; Ashley Marie Marker; Brooke LeAnn McConnell; Justin Donald McMiller; Callie Marie McMillin; Jakoby Lee McNutt; Jamie Ann McVey; Bradley Cleveland Mead; Madison Marie Meade; Jared Elijah Meeks; Ashlyn Marie Menger; Jared Lee Metzner; Leslie Ann Miller; Shelbi Gail Miller; Jeremy Ray Milligan; Ceejay Lee Miltenberger; Dyana Luiza Ibanez Mojica; Ryan Michael Monahan; Alexis Rose Moore; Caleb Steven Morgan; Raven Pilar Cano Mote; Felecity Danielle Nibert; Kerstan Lewis Nischwitz; Sydney Lynn Oda; Peter Pandey; Eric Martin Pearce; Brooke Nicole Perreira; Kyle Steven Phillips; Hope Elizabeth Pike; Danele Lyrik Ashtin Price; Kody Matthew Purvis; Folger Branson Wehrley Pyles; Chase Ira Quinn; Cassie Lynn Rapier; Meg Katherine Rehmert; Aaron Logan Rich; Amber Renee Richards; Stanley Ivan Richards III; Nathaniel Thomas Ridgeway; Tanner Christopher Ross; Travis Lee Royer; Noah Park Sabroff; Lindsey Marie Sanders;
Braxton Tyler Jay Sandlin; Timothy Douglas Schellenbarg; Alejandra Surdonna Segura; Karsyn Marie Shaffer; Kayla Lynn Sheperd; Jason Thomas Shields; Carson Jeffrey Shilt; Mackenzie Kaitlynn Slade; Chelsea Lynn Smith; Joshua Eldean Smith; Madison Rae Smith; Gabrielle Serene Sprinkle; Duncan Lee Spurlock; Andrew Thomas Stegall; Katelyn Cheyanne Stock; Sara Marie Strait; Dodge Jeffrey Sucharda; Leah Rene Suter; Logan Marie Tabler; Aaron Jacob Teague; Tiona JaQuay Thompson; Tiesha Lynn Trewyn; Jackson Douglas Turner; Dalton Lee Walls; Taylor Rebekah Ward; Layne Justin Washington; Christopher Jarrett Watson; Elias James Lee Wayne Watters; Christian Richard Weaver; Brittany Louisa Weyrick; Karli Doreen Wicker; Liam Gregory Scott Williams-Henninger; Zachary Travis Scott Williams-Henninger; Shona Katren Wilson; Trae Alexander Wood; Elijah Alexander Woodworth; Tommy Jacques Yaqub; Tori Jolynn Yoder; Kassidy Lynn York; Ci Qiang Zheng.
Certificate of Attendance Exchange Students: Fan – Ying Kuo – 10, Taiwan, Host Family: Nicki and Justin Sommer; Natnaree Wangthamkua – 10, Thailand, Host: Ann Fields.
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