Ben Slack & Matthew Wilkerson earn top RHS academic awards
By Ben Bruni, Principal


Posted on June 8, 2020 6:50 PM



 

On Friday, May 22, and Saturday, May 23, the Russellville High School Class of 2020 participated in a series of individual graduation ceremonies. Each member of the Class of 2020 was able to enjoy a personalized ceremony for themselves and up to six family members.

Operating under the guidance of the Logan Co. Health Department and the CDC, graduates and their families practiced safe social distancing during the ceremony while performing the traditional “Pomp and Circumstance” walk, awarding of the diploma and conferment by a RISD Board of Education member, and movement of the tassel. Additionally, there were multiple photo opportunities set up for graduates and their families following the ceremony

The RHS Class of 2020 was a special one and an example of why Russellville High School had quickly regained its status as one of the best Kentucky high schools for academic achievement. The class of 2020 set the new standard for ACT achievement, registering the highest composite score in school history and ranking RHS among the best 50 high schools in Kentucky. 2020 finished their careers with over $400,000 worth of college credit hours earned through the Dual Credit program at RHS as well as the highest ever College and Career Readiness percentage for the school.

With just 54 students in the class, the Class of 2020 boasted a National Merit Finalist, a Craft Academy attendee, and over $500,000 in scholarships awarded. 

The full RHS Graduation Ceremony may be viewed HERE.

RHS Class of 2020 Valedictorian

Ben Slack - University of Kentucky

RHS Class of 2020 Salutatorian 

Matthew Wilkerson - Western Kentucky University

RHS Class of 2020 Top 10 Graduates (listed alphabetically)   

Nathan Cates, Allison Sadler, Rian Saul, Robert Skipworth, Ben Slack, My Tran, Brandy West, Matthew Wilkerson, Samuel (Chris) Williams and Halle York

RHS Class of 2020 Who Completed College Credit Hours

Kaden Boyd

Brendan Farlee

Marta Hughes

Lilibeth Pacheco

Fraley Watkins

Noah Brown

Dakota Hamilton

Gram Humphrey

Allison Sadler

Brandy West

Nathan Cates

Jayden Hammer

Madison Hyams

Rian Saul

Matthew Wilkerson

Amariah Christie

Ania Hardesty

Brett Kinser

Robert Skipworth

Kayleigh Williams

Cecily Christie

Austynn Holdren

Jasmaine Loving

Ben Slack

Chris Williams

Destiny Daniels

Schla Hollins

Eliyah McCarley

Margaret Strader

Halle York

Michael DeArmond

Trenton Hopkins

Jocelyn Morris

Allison Tatum

 

Derrick Deen

Alex Hughes

Laura Mullen

My Tran

 

 

RHS Class of 2020 Who Graduated College and/or Career Ready

Olivia Bollenbecker

Derrick Deen

Trenton Hopkins

Jocelyn Morris

Margaret Strader

Kaden Boyd

Trevonn Drumgole

Alex Hughes

Laura Mullen

Allison Tatum

Delany Brewer

Tristan Erby

Kaleigh Hughes

Lilibeth Pacheco-Ramirez

My Tran

Noah Brown

Brendan Farlee

Marta Hughes

Jackson Rust

Fraley Watkins

Nathan Cates

Dakota Hamilton

Gram Humphrey

Allison Sadler

Brandy West

Amariah Christie

Jayden Hammer

Madison Hyams

Rian Saul

Matthew Wilkerson

Cecily Christie

Ania Hardesty

Brett Kinser

Jermario Schoepflin

Kayleigh Williams

Destiny Daniels

Austynn Holdren

Jasmaine Loving

Robert Skipworth

Chris Williams

Michael DeArmond

Schla Hollins

Eliyah McCarley

Ben Slack

Halle York

 




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