Johnson, Harris lead record-setting LCHS class
By Jim Turner

Posted on June 5, 2014 9:01 PM

Valedictorian Logan Johnson and salutatorian Grace Harris topped a graduating class which set high academic marks for future LCHS classes to try to duplicate or surpass.

Commencement exercises were observed Tuesday at Diddle Arena on the campus of Western Kentucky University.

Over 100 seniors were recognized as either honors students, BETA club members or other scholarship and award winners.

“The accomplishments of this class are impressive, some marking the highest achievements of any class graduating from LCHS,” announced Principal Casey Jaynes. “This class as a group scored a composite of 17.6 on the PLAN as sophomores, the highest of any class in LCHS history. As juniors they also scored a composite of 19.8 on the ACT, which is also the highest in school history and ranked LCHS at 58th in the state out of 231 high schools.”

A breakdown of the individual areas of the ACT is as follows: 19.0 in English, 69th in the state; 19.5 in Math, tied for 42nd in the state; Reading was ta 20.2, tied for 55th in the state; and Science was a 20.1, tied for 53rd in the state.

The class of 2013 also set a new standard for college and career readiness as measured by the Kentucky Department of Education and the Council for Post-Secondary Education, since

159 out of 239 are College Ready by meeting benchmarks in English, Math and Reading on the ACT or passing appropriate portions of the COMPASS assessment; 33 are Career Ready by meeting two requirements, an academic component as measured by passing the ACT WorkKeys assessment, the ASVAB and by fulfilling the career requirement of passing the KOSSA or obtaining and industry certificate.

“A total of106 seniors of the class of 2014 are both college and career ready earning LCHS and extra .5 point on the KPREP accountability model for high schools,” Jaynes added.

In addition to all of those record setting accomplishments this class also took about 444 Advance Placement classes during their high school career.  These students took classes in AP Biology, AP Chemistry, AP Government, AP US History, AP Literature, AP Language, AP Physics, AP Statistics, AP Chemistry, AP Environmental Science and AP Calculus.  Last year there were 222 AP exams given and this year there were 318 exams given. Last year our pass rate on AP exams almost doubled so we cannot wait to see how this year turns out.

“In addition to challenging themselves with AP course work and exams, this group took over 330 dual credit courses through WKU, SKYCTC and MSU.  The courses we offer on our campus are Psy 100, EDU 250, ENG 100, Music Appreciation, Speech 161 Western Civ 119 and 120, Math 116, Chinese 1 and Chinese 2 and Personal Finance 161,” Jaynes said.

“Parents you spent approximately $66,000 in tuition monies for these classes. If you were to take a 3 hour class at WKU this summer it would cost you $1090. This group of seniors should have spent about $359,726 in tuition over the last two years. By taking these courses in high school they saved their parents about $293,786.  Also some of these students will go into college as second semester freshmen and some as sophomores, which will also save our parents costs of room and board for maybe a year.”

Jaynes recognized and thanked retiring Superintendent Marshall Kemp, senior guidance counselor David Brooks and fellow counselors Amy Hallman and Sheryl Speck, school secretary Debbie Brown, guidance secretary Glenna Johnson and Athletic Director Hugh McReynolds and the school custodians for setting up for commencement at Diddle. \

David Brooks announced the following awards:.



       (Only award given to a member of the Junior Class) – Kayla Hazel



Recognition of Honors/ BETA/ Scholarship Awards

Garrett Abbott   Logan Telephone Cooperative Scholarship, Lee Hall Scholarship, Kevin L Price FOP Memorial Scholarship

Maddie Abbott   Honors

Dustin Alford                (RATC) Trevon O’Neal Automotive Award

Shelby Baldwin   Honors, Logan Telephone Cooperative, WKU Sara Ruth Geurin Scholarship. Pennyrile Rural Electric, Logan County FFA Alumni Scholarship, Logan County Tobacco and Heritage Festival Queen Scholarship, Sally Flowers Moody Scholarship

Olivia Batchelor   LCHS Ambassador, Honors & BETA, Baptist Leadership Award, Campbellsville Presidential Scholarship, FCA Scholarship, Kentucky Baptist Foundation Scholarship

Troy Bernier   WKU Red Towel Scholarship, Sally Flowers Moody Scholarship

Kaitlyn Brown              Honors, Logan County Democratic Women's Scholarship, Faulkner University Dean's Scholarship, Faulkner University Leadership Award Scholarship, Faulkner University Church of Christ Scholarship, Faulkner University Pioneer Award Scholarship, Faulkner University Service Award

Trevor Brown             Honors & Beta, LCHS Ambassador, Bluegrass Educational Technologies, Governor's Scholars Full Tuition, Rotary Information Technology Scholarship, SkillsUSA Chapter Scholarship, Logan County Beta Club Scholarship, Logan County Women's Republican Club Scholarship

Josh Camp   Honors, WKU Red Towel Scholarship

Victoria Cates   Honors

John Clayton    Honors, LCHS Ambassador

Kevin Costello  Honors & BETA, WKU Sara Ruth Geurin Scholarship

Hannah Crawford   Honors

Alexis Croft   Honors, WKU Sara Ruth Geurin Scholarship, Hagan Foundation Scholarship, Bluegrass Indo-American Civics Society Scholarship, Helping Hands Scholarship, WKU Red Towel Scholarship

Gabrielle Crowder   Honors, South Central Counseling Association Scholarship, ARC Scholarship, Cynthia Mason Kemp Scholarship, Logan County Women's Republican Club Scholarship, Teachers of Logan County Sorority Scholarship

Will Cunningham   Governor's School for the Arts Scholarship

Contessa Davenport   Honors

Crysania Davis   Honors, WKU Regents  Scholarship

Winter Delk   Honors

Zach Elaman   RATC – MACHINE TOOL – Luther Bagwell Award   

Laila Elmasri   Logan Memorial Hospital

Zack Fuller   Honors

Mason Gregory   Honors

Grace Harris   Honors & BETA, Murray State University Regents Scholarship, Murray State Commonwealth Honors Academy, Lewisburg PTO Scholarship

Marah Harris            Honors & BETA, University of Kentucky Presidential Scholarship, LCHS Rewards Scholarship, Russell Porter Scholarship, Lewisburg PTO Scholarship

Alex Henson   Honors

Lucas Hodges   Rotary Welding Scholarship

Joseph Holliday   Honors

Anna Holman   Honors

Tyler Hopkins   Rotary Electricity Scholarship

William Hughes   Honors & BETA, LCHS Ambassador, WKU 1906 Founder's Scholarship, APES,

Melinda Costellow Scholarship

Laura Hunt   Douglas Coursey Scholarship, Lewisburg PTO Scholarship

Gregory Irvin   Skills USA Presidential Scholarship

Kaitlyn Jernigan   Honors & BETA, Governor's Scholars Full Tuition, LCHS Cheerleading Scholarship, Lewisburg PTO Scholarship

Logan Johnson   Honors & BETA, LCHS Ambassador, Governor's Scholars Full Tuition, WKU Regents  Scholarship, Russellville-Logan Kiwanis Scholarship

Katlyn Jones   Honors

Nolan Kutzman   Honors, Eastern Ky. University Presidential Merit Scholarship, Civil Air Patrol Scholarship

Dustin Lee   Honors, WKU 1906 Founder's Scholarship

Megan Lindsey   Honors and Beta, WKU 1906 Founder's Scholarship, LCHS Rewards Scholarship,

Teachers of Logan County Sorority Scholarship

Kristian Lyons   Honors

Seth Manley   Honors, Asbury Presidential Scholarship, Asbury Men's Swimming Scholarship

Kentucky Educational Excellence Scholarship, Impact Grant

Cody McLellan   Honors, WKU 1906 Founder's Scholarship, Rotary Computer Aided Drafting Scholarship

Courtney McReynolds   Honors & BETA, LCHS Ambassador, Governor's Scholars Full Tuition

Shelby Milam   Honors & Beta, East Logan Water District Scholarship

Charity Miller              Honors

Rachyl MillerHonors & BETA, Bluegrass Celllular Scholarship, Merle Johnson Scholarship, Rotary Accounting & Finance Scholarship, Sporting Times Magazine-Gary Force Toyota Student Athlete of the Month

Brett Monroe  Honors & BETA, Kosairs Beta Club Scholarship

Layton Morgan   Honors, WKU Spirit Makes the Master Scholarship

James ‘J.R.’ Morrow            Honors, WKU Regents  Scholarship, WKU National ROTC Scholarship, International Association of Firefighters Local 927 Scholarship

Monica Nolan              Bess and Earnest Williams Scholarship, Southern States Russellville Cooperative Scholarship

Christa Obenchain   Honors

Bethany Phelps   ARC Scholarship

Thomas Poole               Honors, Logan County Farm Bureau Scholarship, National FFA Scholarship, William S. Johnson Scholarship, Robert Beauchamp Scholarship, Farm Bureau Outstanding Youth Scholarship, Kentucky Farm Bureau Education Foundation Scholarship, Logan County FFA Alumni Scholarship

Braxton Powell   LCHS Ambassador, Bluegrass Cellular Scholarship, Logan County FFA Alumni Scholarship, Logan County Women's Republican Club Scholarship

Keylee Rainwaters   Honors, Sally Flowers Moody Scholarship, LCHS Cheerleading Scholarship

Samanth Ritenberry             Lindsey Wilson Academic Achievement Scholarship, Lindsey Wilson Soccer Scholarship

Brennan Rostampour   Honors

Monica Rust   Honors

Austin Sanford   Honors, Kentucky Law Enforcement Memorial Scholarship

Dustin Scott   RATC – WELDING – Chester Vincent Award   - Dustin Scott

Carly Shoemake   Honors

Rachel Shelton   WKU Red Towel Scholarship, Tommy Perdue Scholarship

Douglas Shoulders   Honors

Rachel Simmons   Honors, KY Farm Bureau Educational Foundation Scholarship, Campbellsville Baptist Leadership Award, Campbellsville Academic Merit Scholarship, New Friendship Baptist Church Scholarship, FFA Alumni Scholarship

Lauryn Slaton             Honors, WKU Spirit Makes the Master Scholarship, WKU Marching Band Scholarship

Emily Stamps   Honors & BETA, LCHS Ambassador, Auburn Rotary Scholarship, Merle M & Pauline Johnson Educational Scholarship

Hannah Statton   Honors, Lewisburg Alumni High School Scholarship, Oddvar Berg Scholarship

Seth Stratton  Honors

Landon Stratton   Honors & BETA, Murray State University Carr Scholarship

Michael Sydnor    Sally Flowers Moody Scholarship

Deja Thompson    Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Scholarship

Jon-Clarc Todd   Honors & BETA, National Wild Turkey Federation Scholarship

Sarah VanZee    WKU Regents  Scholarship, Pennyrile Rural Electric Scholarship

Jacob Vincent              Honors

Jessie Vincent  Honors

Farah Wallace             Honors

Marissa Ward              Honors, Sally Flowers Moody Scholarship

Blake Wetton  Honors, WKU Spirit Makes the Master Scholarship

Adam Wilkins   Honors, WKU Regents  Scholarship, TVA Scholarship, Logan County FFA Alumni Scholarship

Elizabeth Williams   NAACP Scholarship, Honors & BETA, WKU Red Towel Scholarship

Jacob Wood   WKU Red Towel Scholarship

Ian Woodall   Honors & BETA, Dean's Scholarship University of the Cumberlands, Christian Leadership Scholarship University of the Cumberlands, Men's Baseball Scholarship University of the Cumberlands

Savanna Woodall   East Logan Water District Scholarship, Logan County FFA Alumni Scholarship, Aviles-Bush-Webb Scholarship


Departmental Awards

AGRICULTURE  --Thomas Poole      

ART—Morgan Scott                                                                            

BUSINESS AND OFFICE—Charity Miller                                        

ENGLISH  Olivia Batchelor

FAMILY AND CONSUMER SCIENCE  Kaitlan Hightower                

FOREIGN LANGUAGE Douglas Shoulders                                      

TECHNOLOGY—Trevor Brown    

MARKETING--Kat Wyatt                                                            

MATH—Megan Lindsey                                                                   

SCIENCE—Marah Harris      

SOCIAL STUDIES-- Will Hughes   



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