NEW MADISON — Tri-Village High School awarded 61 diplomas to graduating students during the school’s 45th annual commencement exercises held Saturday in New Madison.
The Class of 2017’s motto was “Together, we have experienced life. Separately, we will pursue our dreams. Forever, our memories will remain.”
This year saw the school select six valedictorians and two salutatorians. Valedictorians were Emma Campbell, Alexandra Downing, Shelby Holzapfel, Kaylor Pearson, Carson Shahan, and Makenzie Stucky. Jared Quigney and Tyler Martin were class salutatorians.
Upon entry to the gym, graduates laid flowers on two seats set aside for classmates who did not make it to graduation: Brian Mendenhall, who died in a 2012 car crash, and Jonathan Kinnison, who drowned in 2009.
The Tri-Village High School Class of 2017 included:
Hannah Lee Back; Charles Randel Bailey; Lucas James Baker; Katherine Hope Banis; Lisa Marie Barger; Jerry William Blanken; Tylan Lee Lloyd Miller-Bulmer; Savannah Marie Butsch; Emma Catharine Campbell; Christopher Cole Cassel; Chloé Mya Clark; Trace Edward Couch; Mantoreha Keith Crumrine; Alexandra Caitlyn Downing; Autumn Michelle Elsner; Shayna Kaitlyn Emrick;
Grant Christopher Flory; Lathan Todd Frech; Shelby Reed Frech; Cassandra Marcella Gibboney; Taylor Faith Harrison; Destiney Lynn Hemmelgarn; Kina Irene Hill; Cody Austin Hollinger; Shelby Lynn Holzapfel; Brooklyn Danielle Hunley; Christapher Jacob Hurd; Austin Michael Kirk; Jacquelyn Amber Klepinger;
Brittany Payge Malott; Danika Laura Mann; Tyler Alexander Martin; Chase Richard Mathews; Cheyenne Marie Meyers; Jorden Scott Keith Midlam; Rachel Nicole Miller; Tequila Marie Mouser; Nicholas Dane Napier; Elizabeth Nicole O’Connor; Rebecca Lynn O’Connor; Kaylor Marie Pearson; Jared Austin Joe Quigney; Gavin Parker Richards;
Brittany Dawn Saylor; Quest Lynnlea Scantland; Olivia Jonelle Segura; Carson Dale Shahan; Wyatt Randell Sleppy; Amethyst Del-Rae Smith; Zachary Ryan Spencer; Courtney Lynn Strohmenger; Makenzie Nicole Stucky; Austin Leon Stump; Alyssa Marie Tankersley; Nathan Luke Thobe; Majestic Destiny Thomas; Rachel Lynne Watern; Luke Thomas Wheeler; Joshua Stewart Wiford; Jonathan Daniel Wilson; and Michael Alan Young.
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