ARCANUM – Arcanum High School Graduates said goodbye, Sunday, June 4, as they received their diplomas.
The “Processional”, “National Anthem” and “Recessional” were performed by the Arcanum High School Concert Band, under the direction of Band Director Heather Marsh. The Arcanum High School Senior Choir sang “Humble and Kind”. The speakers included: Co-President Class of 2017 Brenna Loxley; Alumnus Class of 1995, Dr. Jeremy Mills; Salutatorian Kalista Harleman; Valedictorian Brittney Kinney; Principal Jason Stephan; various scholarship presenters and Superintendent John Stephens.
Supt. Stephens asked the graduates to give a round of applause to the family, friends, teachers coaches and principals who cared for and helped the graduates succeed.
“I have had the honor and privilege of watching you grow up first as your elementary principal, and now as your superintendent, and I have witnessed all that you have been capable of accomplishing,” Stephens said. “I have been impressed with your academic and athletic achievements, your musical and theatrical talents, your leadership and your service to others. It is now your time to venture out and take new challenges.”
“I believe that each and every one of you was created in life with a purpose,” Stephens said. “Some of you are well on your way to finding and fulling your purpose, others of you aren’t sure what your plans are. I’d like to tell you that finding your purpose is easy – but i can’t. I’m glad it wasn’t that easy, because I realize it was life’s interesting journey that makes your purpose worth it. If you are sitting there and you haven’t realized your purpose, you are not alone. Have faith and don’t be disheartened, because God has a plan for you. Believe in yourselves, challenge yourselves – you never know – you might surprise yourselves. Class of 2017, I encourage you to reach for the best in your future endeavors and to fulfill your purpose in life. May God bless you on your journey.”
The Arcanum Board of Education members presented the diplomas. The class color is white and sparkle orange, the flower is a white rose and the class motto is by Eleanor Roosevelt.
“The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams”.
Here are the 2017 Arcanum High School graduates.
Brandon Allread; Kaylee Michelle Arbogast; Blake Jordan Armstrong; Mara Caitlan Arnett; Alec James Atchley; Ethan Caloway Baker; Madison Alyssa Baker; Jacob Austin Bradshaw; Marcella Rose Bradshaw; Maggie Mae Brehm; Devin Randall Burns; Dustin Allen Butler; Ryan Michael Campbell; Chase Alexander Carroll; Chelcee Sue Carroll; Dakota G. Carson; McKenna Ryan Cates; Cassidy Kessler Clark; Kalyn Amber-Nikole Colter; Taylor Ann Dohme; Katelyn Grace Ernst; Samantha Elizabeth Ewing; Cielo Lynn Frazier; David Lowell Garber; Shelby Lace Garber; Cambell Stephen Gostomsky; Atheena Waverlee Grubb; Tray Austin Guntle;
Franchesca Robin Hackworth; Sidney Leane Hammond; Kalista Jo-Yuan Harleman; Stephanie Anne Herron; Marlee Nichole Hess; Maverick Donald Hildebrand; Abbegail Crystine Hissong; Tyler Jason Hofacker; Luke Hayden Holsapple; Josiah A. Hootman; Shelby Lynne Horzsa; Logan Bruce Hostetler; Makennah Jane Hutcheson; Constantine Maxim Johnson; Stevie Marie Johnting; Annie Jule Ketring; Brandon Matthew Kinney; Brittany Rachel Kinney; Traever G. Latou; Dallas Ray Law III; Alexander Richard LeVeck; Pierce Matthew Lindemuth; Brenna Paige Loxley; Adam Jacob May; Jordan Scott Mays; Christopher Lee McClure; Matthew Dexter McClure;
Lane Austin McFaddin; Marina Beth Mehaffie; Allison Joy Moore; Elizabeth Paige Moore; Madison RayAnn Niswonger; Madison Taylor O’Daniel; Ashley Nicole Bernadette Parks; Patrick Reed Phillabaum; Chloe Madison Price; Logan Stephen Raynes; Brandon Scott Riffell; Kimberly Rene Ritz; Shai Ann Robinson; Michael C. Scott; Benjamin Shawn Sease; Lucy Elizabeth Shannon; McKenzie Renee Sharritts; Tiffany Nicole Shiverdecker; Milo Donald Simpson; Emma Kathleen Smith; Shayla Ann Stephan; Isaac Matthew Stephens; Jeremiah Aaron Stockslager; Madison Rae Studebaker; Victoria Rae Stump; Matthew Allen Todd; Justin Thomas Troutwine; Steven Vanatta; Wesley Nicholas Wackler; Angus Cameron Wallen; Hannah Rose Weaver; Isabella Marie Whiting; Derek Matthew Yohe; Dylan Nicholas Young; Kaitlyn Gertrude Zell.
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