Richey, Hopkins lead LCHS graduates


Posted on January 1, 0001 12:00 AM



Logan County High School’s Class of 2013 held its commencement ceremony on Sunday, May 26, at Diddle Arena on the campus of Western Kentucky University. Approximately 3,400 people were on hand to honor the 238 graduates. Principal Casey Jaynes presided over the ceremony and was assisted onstage by assistant principals Alissa Todd and Mike Hoots.

The Logan County High School JROTC assisted in the presentation of colors while the LCHS Band performed the National Anthem. The LCHS Band later performed a selection entitled “Joy Revisited.” Student Council President Christina Link, daughter of Mike and Gwen Link of Adairville, provided the welcoming address.

Claire Hopkins, daughter of Michael and Emily Hopkins of Adairville, was recognized as Salutatorian with a 4.17 weighted grade point average. Claire plans to attend Eastern Kentucky University, where she was awarded a Regents Scholarship. Claire was also recognized as an Honors student and Beta Club member.

Brent Richey, son of Larry and Teresa Richey of Auburn, was recognized as Valedictorian with a 4.18 weighted grade point average. Brent plans to attend Murray State University, where he received the Governor’s Scholar Scholarship. Brent was also recognized as an Honors student and Beta Club member.

Departmental Awards were given to the senior who had attained the highest academic achievement in each content area. These students were each awarded a departmental award trophy.

Agriculture: Caroline Milam

Art: Natalie Miles

Business: Fredy Santiago

Family and Consumer Science: Courtney Cropper

Foreign Language: Shelby Browning

Language Arts: Addie Baldwin

Mathematics: Anne Partlow

Music: Britny Cropper

Science: Anne Partlow

Social Studies: Brent Richey

 

Each year First Southern Bank recognizes the top 10 graduates with the highest GPA in the class. First Southern’s recognition will include a monetary gift to open a savings account, free checking and senior portrait displayed for one year in the bank. The following students were given this award:

Maverick Chenault, Katlyn Clark, Jazmine Elliott, Brittany Harper, Claire Hopkins, Christina Link, Victoria Lynch, Caroline Milam, Brent Richey and Katherine Taylor

Megan Heffelfinger received the State of Kentucky’s Commonwealth Diploma as well as Logan County High School’s diploma. This is the last year that the state will award the Commonwealth Diploma. She took a minimum of four Advanced Placement Courses and three Advanced Placement tests.


The following students were recognized for having enlisted in a branch of the military and were given a standing ovation in honor of their intent to serve our country:

·         U.S. Army - Hayley Mayher, Cody Rilley

·         U.S. Marine Corps – Lukus Grise, Will McCormick, Taylor Rittenberry, Jerry Hendrix

·         U.S. Navy – Stephen Corns, Andrew Stafford

·         Army National Guard – Stephen Story, Meranda White

Other awards presented at the ceremony included:

DAR Good Citizen: Addie Baldwin

Senior Year Perfect Attendance: Telecia Boards, Kristen Hudson, Brittany Martin, Jonique Smith, Austin Smotherman

Perfect Attendance for Grades 9-12: Lindsey Evans, Christina Farmer, Aaron Foster, Brittany Harper, Jeff Kennedy, Jeff Page, Kaitlyn Penny, Trenton Powell

The following seniors scored at or above the Council on Postsecondary Education benchmark on the ACT which makes them college ready for any post secondary institution or KCTCS school in Kentucky:

Addie Baldwin, Aaron Baldwin, Dakota Bray, Justin Bristow, Shelby Browning, Dustin Cartas, Brooks Chenault, Katlyn Clark, Dylan Cole, Coty Coles, Bridget Collins, Stephen Corns, Britny Cropper, Devon Cross, Jazmine Elliott, Christina Farmer, Aaron Foster, Sara Garner, Blake Gettings, Dylan Givens, Megan Griggs, Lukus Grise, Jared Hall, Brittany Harper, Dillon Head, Megan Heffelfinger, Claire Hopkins,  Jacob Hughes, Brandon Hunt, Cody Hunt, Korey Jaynes, Christy Johnson, William Johnson, Katilyn Kinser, Christina Link, Marjorie Luttrell, Victoria Lynch, Brittany Martin, Hayley Mayher, William McCormick, Caroline Milam, Natalie Miles, Thomas Miller, Amanda Moore, Whitney Munday, Christopher Neal, Anne Partlow, Katlyn Penny, Caitlin Polacheck, Trenton Powell, Brandy Rager, Brent Richey, Justin Rone, Amanda Shoemake, Shelby Smith, Austin Smotherman, Colton Spencer, Andrew Stafford, Stephen Story, Katherine Taylor, Noah Thomas, Taylor Tinsley, Josue Vasquez, David Vincent, Sheldon Wharton, Meranda White, Tyler Wood, Mallory Wright, Monica Young

 

The following seniors passed appropriate portions of the COMPASS test this spring and are also determined by the Council on Post Secondary Education and the Kentucky Department of Education as college ready.

 

Courtney Ashley, Tori Brown, Aaron Coursey, Courtney Cropper, Cooper Davis, Rebecca Dezarn, Kayla Droge, Clayton Fulcher, Kayla Hales, Cody Haley, Kelsey Hardison, Ashley Heltsley, Kristin Hudson, Jordan Huff, Wesley Hughes, David Jones, Austin Kinser, Haylee Lamb, Brandon Marcum, Alanna Markham, Kelsey Markham, Lacee Moore, Elizabeth Motsinger, Jacob O’Neal, Jeffrey Page, Richard Phillips, Grace Porter, Cody Rilley, Taylor Rittenberry, Cristal Rogers, Austin Rouse, Mason Stratton, Leah Thompson, Riley Thompson, Kris Tibbles, Tyler Vaughn, Tyler West, Tyson White, Marrissa Williams and Jared Young

 

The following students completed a prescribed course of study and passed a comprehensive state exam and received a Skill Standards Certificate or Industry Certification.

 


Consumer and Family Management:


Cooper Davis, Rebecca Dezarn, Sara Garner, Kelsey Hardison, Christy Johnson and Monica Young


 

Culinary and Food Service


Rebecca Dezarn, Megan Griggs, Claire Hopkins, Scott Montgomery, Rachel Rainwater, Leah Thompson and Monica Young


 

Early Childhood Education

Nikki Biggs, Courtney Cropper, Tabby Dearing, Megan Heffelfinger, Haylee Lamb, Lacee Moore, Whitney Munday, Emily Peters, Brandy Rager, Breanny Whittaker and Toni Whittinghill


 

Horticulture


Addie Baldwin, Dylan Givens, Marcus Haley, Wesley Hughes, Keith Johnson, Caroline Milam,

Natalie Miles, Lacee Moore, Dylan Offut, Amanda Shoemake, David Vincent and Tyler Wood


 

Production Livestock


Aaron Baldwin, Bradley Glover, Wesley Hughes, Brandon Hunt, Nick Offutt, Austin Rouse, Austin Smotherman, Mallory Wright and Jared Young


 

The following students completed a prescribed course of study and passed a comprehensive exam to earn a Skills Standards Certificate at the Russellville Area Technology Center.


Accounting

Thomas Miller and Josh Vasquez

Allied Health


Brooklyn Decker, Katherine Henderson, Kristin Hudson, Lindsay Lockhart, Amanda Moore,

Kelsi Skipworth, David Vincent, Destiny Watson, Taylor White and Mallory Wright


Communications


Michael Alford, Aaron Baldwin, Megan Blackford, Dakota Bray, Shelby Browning, Devon Cross, Jacob Fox, Joseph Higgins, Korey Jaynes, Katy Kinser, Jessie Lack, Brandon Marcum, Logan Morris, Trenton Powell, Brent Richey, Amanda Shoemake, Colton Spencer and Stephen Story


Construction


Derek Abbott, Lance Fowler, Cody Haley and Skylar Stratton


Manufacturing


Josh Anderson, Dakota Bailey, Ray Darden, McClain Dunlap, Corey Hopper, Nyx Hunt, Shawn Jones, Jacob Large, Tyler Smith and Caleb Thurston


Transportation


Bryan Gray, Jordan Huff, Jeff Kennedy and Chris Stratton


 

The following students received awards in a prior ceremony at the Russellville Area Technology Center for their outstanding performance in their area of expertise.

 

Machine Tool – Luther Bagwell Award - Caleb Thurston

Electricity – Marvin Gill Carver Award - Cody Haley

 


Seventy six students were recognized for being Honors Students, Beta Club members, and scholarship recipients at a prior ceremony on May 19. The Class of 2013 earned $1.1 million worth of scholarship money, plus $1.1 million of KEES money.

Ashley, Courtney: RATC Office Technology Scholarship

Baker, Casey: Imagine America High School Scholarship, Lincoln College of Technology Pride Scholarship, RATC Trevon O'Neal Automotive Award

Baldwin, Addie: Honors Student, Gear Up Scholarship, FFA Alumni Scholarship, Pennyrile Electric Scholarship, South Central Counselors Association Scholarship, Cynthia Mason Kemp Memorial Scholarship

Basham, Ryan: Honors Student

Brown, Ravyn: Gear Up Scholarship

Browning, Shelby: RATC Drafting Scholarship, Emerson Scholarship, Community Essay Scholarship

Cartas, Dustin: Honors Student, Murray State University Regents Scholarship, East Logan Water Scholarship

Chenault, Maverick: Honors Student

Clark, Katlyn: Honors Student, Beta Club Member, Western Kentucky University 1906 Founders Scholarship

Cole, Dylan: Honors Student, Eastern Kentucky University Regents Scholarship

Corns, Tyler: Honors Student

Cropper, Courtney: Honors Student, Mary C. Binkley & Curtis Binkley Scholarship

Cross, Devon: Honors Student, Campbellsville University Academic Scholarship, Campbellsville University Baptist Leadership Scholarship, Campbellsville University Men's Swimming Scholarship, Campbellsville University Math & Science Scholarship, Campbellsville University KBC Scholarship, Wings for Injured Athletes Scholarship, Coursey Memorial Scholarship

Dezarn, Rebecca: Western Kentucky University Spirit Makes the Master Scholarship, Gear Up Scholarship

Elliott, Jazmine: Honors Student, Sally Flowers Moody Scholarship, Alpha Kappa Alpha Scholarship

Farmer, Christina: Honors Student, Beta Club Member, Warren Rural Electric Scholarship, Robert E. Beauchamp Scholarship, Logan County Republican Women's Club Scholarship

Foster, Aaron: Honors Student, University of Kentucky Provost Scholarship, University of Kentucky Mining Engineering Scholarship, Lewisburg Alumni Scholarship

Fulcher, Clay: Lincoln College of Technology Select Scholarship

Garner, Sara: Honors Student, Western Kentucky University Red Towel Scholarship, Woodcraft Industries Scholarship

Gettings, Blake: Honors Student

Givens, Dylan: Honors Student, Western Kentucky University Red Towel Scholarship

Graham, Torin: Honors Student, Campbellsville University Academic Scholarship

Griggs, Megan: Honors Student, Western Kentucky University Alumni Scholarship, Oddvar Berg Scholarship

Hall, Jared: Honors Student, University of Louisville Trustee's Scholarship, Logan Memorial Healthcare Scholarship

Harper, Brittany: Honors Student, Beta Club Member, Gear Up Scholarship

Head, Sye: Honors Student, 2012 Governor’s Scholar, Western Kentucky University Governor’s Scholar Scholarship

Heffelfinger, Megan: Honors Student, Sally Flowers Moody Scholarship, Western Kentucky University Red Towel Scholarship, South Central Counselors Association Scholarship, Teachers of Logan County Sorority Scholarship

Hopkins, Claire: Honors Student, Beta Club Member, Eastern Kentucky University Regents Scholarship, Gear Up Scholarship, Logan County Democratic Women’s Club Scholarship

Hudson, Kristen: Honors Student, RATC Health Occupations Students of America Scholarship, Logan Memorial Healthcare Scholarship

Hughes, Jacob: Honors Student, 2012 Governor’s Scholar, University of Louisville Governor’s Scholar Scholarship, LCHS Rewards Scholarship

Hunt, Brandon: Honors Student

Hunt, Cody: Honors Student, Murray State University Carr Scholarship, Murray State University Rodeo Leadership Scholarship, Murray State University Dean Willis Scholarship, Logan Memorial Healthcare Scholarship

Jaynes, Korey: Honors Student, Gear Up Scholarship

Johnson, Christy: Honors Student, Gear Up Scholarship

Link, Christina: Honors Student, Western Kentucky University Spirit Makes the Master Scholarship, Logan Telephone Scholarship, Gear Up Scholarship, Pennyrile Electric Scholarship, Merle M. & Pauline F. Johnson Educational Scholarship, Jesse L. Richards Scholarship

Lynch, Tori: Honors Student, Beta Club Member, 2012 Governor’s Scholar, Western Kentucky University Governor’s Scholar Scholarship, Junior Achievement Scholarship, Pennyrile Electric Scholarship, LCHS Cheerleading Scholarship, ARC of Logan County Scholarship, Teachers of Logan County Sorority Scholarship, Bess and Earnest Williams Scholarship

Marcum, Brandon: Honors Student

Markham, Kelsey: Honors Student

Martin, Brittany: Honors Student, Beta Club Member, Western Kentucky University Caleb Slaton Scholarship, Western Kentucky University Sara Ruth Guerin Scholarship, Gear Up Scholarship

McCormick, Will: Honors Student, University of Louisville Eagle Scout Scholarship

Milam, Caroline: Honors Student, Gear Up Scholarship, Dockins Vocational Scholarship, National FFA Scholarship, FFA Alumni Scholarship, Logan County Cattleman's Scholarship

Logan County Farm Bureau Scholarship, Kentucky Farm Bureau Scholarship, Logan County Republican Women's Club Scholarship, Logan County Chamber Women in Business Scholarship

Miles, Natalie: Honors Student, Western Kentucky University Alumni Scholarship, FFA Alumni Scholarship

Miller, Thomas: Berea College Tuition Scholarship, RATC Accounting and Finance Scholarship

Moore, Lacee: Honors Student

Motsinger, Elizabeth: Honors Student, Gear Up Scholarship

Page, Jeffrey: Honors Student

Partlow, Anne: Honors Student, University of Kentucky Provost Scholarship, Sally Flowers Moody Scholarship

Penny, Katlyn: Honors Student, Beta Club Member, Sally Flowers Moody Scholarship, Logan County Republican Women's Club Scholarship, Eloise Hadden Scholarship

Porter, Grace: LCHS Cheerleading Scholarship, Porter Memorial Scholarship

Powell, Trenton: Honors Student

Richey, Brent: Honors Student, Beta Club Member, 2012 Governor’s Scholar, Murray State University Governor's Scholar Scholarship, RATC Information Technology Scholarship, LCHS Rewards Scholarship, Bluegrass Indo-American Society Scholarship

Rittenberry, Taylor: Honors Student

Rone, Justin: Honors Student, Western Kentucky University Red Towel Scholarship

Rouse, Austin: Honors Student, Gear Up Scholarship

Shoemake, Amanda: Honors Student, Murray State University Matthai Panzera Geoscience Scholarship, Murray State University Academic Scholarship, William S. Johnson Scholarship, FFA Alumni Scholarship, Tommy Perdue Scholarship, Logan County Republican Women's Club Scholarship

Smotherman, Austin: Honors Student, FFA Alumni Scholarship, Cpl. Josh Moore Scholarship, Logan County Garden Club Scholarship, Southern States Scholarship

Spencer, Colton: Honors Student, Western Kentucky University Sara Ruth Guerin Scholarship, Sally Flowers Moody Scholarship

Stafford, Andrew: Honors Student

Story, Stephen: Honors Student

Taylor, Katherine: Honors Student, Beta Club Member, NASCOE Memorial Scholarship, Haile and Cotton Inc Scholarship, Melinda Costellow Memorial Scholarship, Auburn Rotary Scholarship

Thomas, Noah: Honors Student, Beta Club Member, Kevin L. Price Memorial Scholarship

Thompson, Leah: Berea College Tuition Scholarship

Thompson, Riley: Honors Student

Tinsley, Taylor: Honors Student, Murray State University Mabel Pullen Scholarship, Murray State University Dan C. Hutson II Scholarship, Aviles Bush Webb Scholarship, FFA Alumni Scholarship, RATC FBLA Scholarship

Vasquez, Josh: Honors Student, Western Kentucky University Minority Scholarship, Gear Up Scholarship

Vaughn, Tyler: Honors Student, Campbellsville University Athletic Scholarship, RATC Automotive Technology Scholarship

Vincent, David: Honors Student, Western Kentucky University Spirit Makes the Master Scholarship, FFA Alumni Scholarship, RATC Health Science Scholarship, Russellville Masonic Lodge Scholarship

Wharton, Sheldon: Honors Student, Cpl. Josh Moore Scholarship

White, Tyson: Murray State University Music Scholarship

Williams, Marrissa: Honors Student, Fraternal Order of Police Scholarship, Merle M. & Pauline F. Johnson Educational Scholarship, Lewisburg Alumni Scholarship

Wood, Tyler: Honors Student, Western Kentucky University Sara Ruth Guerin Scholarship

Wright, Johnny: Campbellsville University Academic Scholarship, Lee Hall Scholarship

Wright, Mallory: Honors Student, Beta Club Member, Murray State University Stars Scholarship, FFA Alumni Scholarship, Kiwanis Club Scholarship

Young, Monica: Honors Student

Senior Sponsor Robbie Davis says, “The Logan County High School Guidance Department is extremely proud of the class of 2013 and wishes them the best of luck in all their future endeavors. May you always live by your class motto: What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within.”




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