Arcanum-Butler graduates honored


ARCANUM — A total of 96 students were presented diplomas marking the end of their high school education during Arcanum-Butler High School’s commencement exercises held Sunday.

John Stephens, superintendent of the Arcanum-Butler School District, exhorted the class of 2016 to “Go out every day and be the best version of you,” adding, “It’s simple — choose to be happy, be a positive person.”

Deb Dynes, from Arcanum’s class of 1978, gave a commencement address, urging students to practice integrity.

“Success will come and go, but integrity is forever,” she said.

This year’s valedictorian was Alexis Kreusch, with Holly Grosch as class salutatorian.

Following the presentation of the class, graduates gave flowers to cherished family members.

The Arcanum-Butler class of 2016 includes: Alexis Mikayla Abner; Victor Maximillan Alderman; Samuel A. Artz; Brianna Nicole Ashmore; Austin Lane Baker; Yvonne Rochelle Barga; Landon X. Brady; Landon Jackson Brehm; Abigail Lee Bright; Abigail Marie Bruns; Kaytlin Aironine Burchett; Tanner Lyndon Burgess;

Cole J. Burrell; Luke Patrick Cetnar; Jacob Harrison Coats; Aubrey Laine Coleman; Clayton Anthony Cooper; Maria Colleen Coyle; James R. Daniel; Rebecca Ann Deao; Daniel Robert Dendler; Emily N. Dimmick; Jordan Clay Dubbs; Triston L. Endicott; Matthew Everett Fenstermaker;

Hanna Michael Fisher; Anthony Clyde-Gerald Fletcher; Jennifer Katelyn Ford; Shelbi LaJean Fourman; Gabrielle Rene Garno; Cole Ray Gauvey; Austin W. Gibboney; Brianna R. Gillem; Travis David Gregory; Caitlyn Nichole Greve; Holly Louise Grosch; Krisney Nicole Gwin; Isaiah Hammaker;

Hayley Mei Lin Harleman; Hillary Paige Harris; Joseph Aaron Heiser; Margaret Leigh Heiser; Dylan C. Hinch; Justin Eugene Hoke; Brooke Kenda Hostetler; Shelby Kay Howard; Michael Wayne Johnston Jr.; Aimee Lane Kessler; Daniel Lester Kessler; Erika Marie Kimball; Jessica Danielle Kimball;

Elizabeth Shannon Klontz; Alexis Caroline Kreusch; Nathaniel Robert Kubik; Christopher Michael Lee; Tonya M. Madden; Wesley Evan Mays; Megan Alexis McFaddin; Michaela Nellese McGaffic; Janelle Marie Mears; Cody James Meeks; Emily Patricia Miller; Matthew Alexander Modrowski;

Richard Alex Moores; Chet M. Musselman; Kaylee Renee Myers; Noah Richard James Nation; Abigail Denise Nealeigh; Hunter Lee Nickol; Zachary Jacob Norris; Anthony Paul Oda; Daniel Roark O’Donnell; Laura Jean Pankratz; Rebacca Sarah Pierson; Conner J. Pohl; Elizabeth Michal Riley;

Taylor Jean Ripple; Hayley Madison Roberts; Abigail Marie Ross; Caleb Pence Sanders; Hunter Ray Saunders; Olivia Madison Selanders; Haleigh Elizabeth Shaffer; Adrianna Dawn Shuttleworth; Caitlin Elaine Shuttleworth; Mitchell Robert Sink;

Lucas Cole Stallard; Loganne Jessee Stone; Elizabeth Kay Trittschuh; Phillip B. Turner; Cristian Andres Urquijo Sanchez; Justin Allan Warner; Hayden M. Westfall; Chad Logan Wilson; Kennedy Colardo Rae York; and Erica Louise Zimmer.

In the last of Darke County’s commencement exercises for 2016, Arcanum-Butler High School awarded diplomas to 96 students Sunday. the last of Darke County’s commencement exercises for 2016, Arcanum-Butler High School awarded diplomas to 96 students Sunday. Erik Martin | The Daily Advocate
School awards 96 diplomas

By Erik Martin

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