VERSAILLES — Many friends, family and staff members watched the Versailles High School Class of 2017 graduates receive their diplomas, Sunday, May 28.
The Versailles High School (VHS) Concert Band performed “Pomp and Circumstance,” “A Scottish Portrait,” by James Swearingen and “Summon the Heroes,” by John Williams. Speakers included: Russell Wulber, of Versailles Christian Church; Class President Jonathan Moorman; Class Treasurer Kami Ording; Superintendent Aaron Moran; Mark Heft, Ted Lyons, Jill and Mark Kindell; Jacki Stonebraker, Jill Kindell, Darke County Foundation Christy Prakel, Kathy Ording, Steve Cordonnier the Valedictorians and VHS Principal Roger McEldowney. The Alma Mater was led by the Senior Choir and Encore! and played by the VHS Concert Band. Diplomas were presented by Versailles Board of Education members.
The Versailles 2017 Class Officers include: President Jonathan Moorman, Vice President Jerome Bey IV, Secretary Kari Kueterman and Treasurer Kami Ording. The Class Motto is “Together, we have experienced life. Separately, we will pursue our dreams. Forever, our memories will remain,” by Anonymous. The Class Flower is a white carnation, which is a symbol of good luck. The Class Adviser is Amy Hoying. The Junior Honor Guards were Lauren Durham and Kurtis Rutschilling.
Superintendent Aaron Moran thanked the many people who helped members of the graduating class reach their graduation day. He also appreciated the energy the students brought to the school.
“That is what makes this place special — the energy that you brought as students,” he said. “I hope you leave today with fond memories, such as friendships developed, the help of a staff member or something or someone that made you laugh or smile. You have left us with a lot of memories. Thank you for being a great part of our district for one year or for 13. I appreciate the class of 2017 and I hope you continue with great things in the future.”
The Versailles Class of 2017 includes:
Olivia Marie Adams; Heather Diana Albers; Kelsey Caitlin Arden; David Alan Ault; James Samuel Barga; Megan Janelle Barga; Samuel Wade Barga; Jarett Allan Barge; Stephanie Ann Bechtol; Makayla Jean Berger; Ashley Paige Bey; Jerome Francis Bey IV; Tanner James Bey; Brynna Louise Blakeley; Joseph Samuel Bowman; Meladi Marie Brewer; Jamee Rae Brown; Kayla Marie Bruns; Emily Marie Clack; Bethany Layne Clark; Logan Robert Clark; Sarah Marie Cordonnier; Kyle Jeffrey Cotner; Connor Patrick Custenborder; Kyle Matthew Dapore; Scott Robert Dapore; Lindsey Elizabeth Didier;
Joshua Lee Dirksen; Lane Anthony Feltz; Emily Christine Fraley; Jenna Lynne Frantz; Morgan Christine Gallagher; Benjamin Joseph Gehret; Sarah Marie Gigandet; Nicole Brittany Gower; Hannah Rose Grilliot; Alex Ronald Groff; Breanon Alexis Hall; Kasey Lynn Hammons; Corie Jade Skye Haney; Andrew Dean Harshbarger; Maggie J. Hedrick; Dean Richard Heitkamp; Jacob Robert Heitkamp; Kristin Ann Heitkamp; Lauren Mechelle Heitkamp; Danielle Marie Hesson; Brittney Rose Hiestand; Janelle Samantha Hoelscher; Benjamin Harrison Hole; Brigette Ann Holsapple;
Adam Nicholas Huelskamp; Bailey Michelle Huffman; Tanner William Huwer; Brody Lee Hyre; Grant Allen Jones; Sarah Renee Kaiser; Grant Allen Keller; Katelyn Marie Kingrey; Austin James Knapke; Eric Michael Knapke; Emily Rose Kramer; Jeffrey Cole Kremer; McKinzie Marie Kruckeberg; Kari Anne Kueterman; Emily Marie Langenkamp; Kara Rose Langenkamp; Nicholas David Litten-Stonebraker; Aaron Michael Mangen; Dustin Allen Mangen, Lee Daniel Marchal;
Megan Rose Marchal; Shaena Marie Mayer; James Earl McClure; Jonathan Lee Moorman; Aydan Michael Moran; Thomas Lee Murphy; Courtney Marie Nerderman; Kami Armstrong Ording; Mitchell Eric Paulus; Lucas Krisler Perassoli; Lauren Paige Philip; Nathaniel Richard Phillips; Noah Christopher Pleiman; Bobby Eugene Poe Jr.; Katlyn Nicole Pthast; Chloe Lynn Rawlins; Ethan Emerson Rhoades; Taylor Rae Rindler; Jacob Allen Rismiller; Corey Allan Rodrigues; Hannah Marie Rose; Isaac David Ruhenkamp; Cole Jacob Schlater; Clair Elizabeth Schmitmeyer; Lindsay Michelle Schultz;
Blake Robert Schulze; Kody Allen Setser; Nicholas Jerome Slonkosky; Brooke Marie Stuck; Kyle Robert Subler; Evan Joseph Thiebeau; Marisa Ann Turpen; Taylor Madison Tyo; Ethan Charles Van Etten; Camille Nicole Watren; Alex Christopher Wendel; Jacob Forest Wenig; Kelsey Renee Westgerdes; Abigail Lee White; Reid Marshall Whittington; Alexis Michelle Wilson; Morgan Marie Winner; Shelby Ann Winner; Kamryn Victoria Witt; Amy Louise Worden; Natalie Patrice Wuebker; and Alexis Ann York.