Dukes, Binkley take top academic honors for LCHS graduating class

Posted on June 27, 2016 4:11 PM

Jessica Dukes and Kira Binkley had the honor of being the top academic students of the 2016 graduating class of Logan County High School when commencement exercises were held at WKU’s Diddle Arena this spring.

The valedictorian was Jessica Dukes, the daughter of Lyla Dupree and Chris Dukes.  She completed her course of study at LCHS with a weighted GPA of 4.31, while taking eight AP classes and three dual credit classes through Western Kentucky University and the Kentucky Community and Technical College System.

Kira Binkley was salutatorian of the Class of 2016. Kira is the daughter of Doug and Sandy Binkley. She has completed her course of study at LCHS with a weighted GPA of 4.28, while taking five AP and eight dual credit courses through WKU and KCTCS.

Student Council President Mason Hayes also spoke. She is the daughter of Tiffany and Les Hayes.

Honored for perfect attendance this year were Brooke Barnes, Bethany Bush, Holly Foster, Rachel Hines, Kenton Howard, Cierra Johnson, Griffen Newell, Garrison Rosser, Russell Sayne, Autumn Todd, Elizabeth Vanzee and Audrey Wells.

Those with perfect attendance for four years were Barnes and Johnson while Foster and Rosser were recognized for not missing a day beginning in the seventh grade.

Seven graduates were recognized for enlisting in the military. They are future Marines—Addison Stewart, Bobby Snoddy, Zoey Shockley, Stevie Hardaway and Melissa Brown—along with future Kentucky National Guard members Andrew Norris and David Duran.

Those graduating with academic honors were Paul Addison, Jackson Robert Allen, Abby Marie Arnold, Larry Austin Bagby, Clint Andrew Baker, Breanna Baptiste, Brooke Barnes, Rachel Barnett, Kira Binkley, Kirsten Binkley, Shelby Blythe, Julianna Marie Bratcher, Madison Bruner, Lauren Burnett, Jacob Matthew Burton, Michael Dylan Byrum, Brittany Rose Ann Carter, Ellis Chase, Raegan Cole, Autumn Costelow, Skylar Dawn Covington, Patrick Cruz, Jessica Dukes, Meagan Ferguson, Kaitlynne Mckenzie Fisher, Holly Foster, Dalton Furlow, Ivy Sophia Galben, Madeline Arysa Harris, Maeson Hayes, Kay Hendricks, Jordan Hendrix, Rachel Hines, Karina Holloman, Korbin Holloman, Elizabeth Hughes, Kayla Danielle Hunt, Morgan Elizabeth Hunt, Sydney Hurt, Erin Elisabeth Jenkins, Madison Jernigan;

and Cierra Johnson, Hunter Sebastian Johnson, Skylar Dawn Kistler, Molly Anne Latham, Lauren Elizabeth Macy, Taleia Mason, Kirsten Ann Matthews, Charley Maxwell, Easton May, Grace McLellan, Robert Orndorff, Taylor Owens, Bryson Peters, Torrie Pollard, Desirae Powell, Kendra Proctor, Kimberly Proctor, Michael Riley, Garrison Rosser, Seth Schweers, Cameron Scott, Garvin Scruggs, Jenna Simmons, Bobby Snoddy, Chanler Steenbergen, Addison Stewart, Auburn Todd, Elizabeth Vanzee, Kellie Warden, Virginia Michelle Watkins, Audrey Wells, Brianna Wooden, Austin Yewell.

Beta Club members at the time of commencement Brooke Barnes, Rachel Barnett, Makenzie Belcher, Kira Binkley, Kirsten Binkley, Raegan Cole, Patrick Cruz, Meagan Ferguson, Dalton Furlow, Jordan Hendrix, Rachel Hines, Karina Holloman, Korbin Holloman, Elizabeth Hughes, Madison Jernigan, Cierra Johnson, Hunter Sebastian Johnson, Molly Latham, Easton May, Grace McLellan, Sierra Morrow, Robert Orndorff, Desirae Powell, Kendra Proctor, Kimberly Proctor, Garrison Rosser, Seth Schweers, Chanler Steenbergen and Audrey Wells.

Members of the class had earned $1.81 million in scholarship and $1.1 million in KEES money by the day of the commencement with more to come. Scholarship recipients, according to Principal Caycee Spears and the counselors, are as follows:

Paul Addison: Cornelius A. Martin URM Scholarship, WKU Merit Scholarship

Abby Marie Arnold: FFA Alumni Scholarship

Clint Andrew Baker: WKU Merit Scholarship

Breanna Baptiste: Campbellsville University Academic Merit and Baptist Leadership Scholarships, Athletic Performance Grant

Brooke Barnes: WKU Merit Scholarship, Toyota Scholar Athlete of the Month Scholarship

Rachel Barnett: Murray State University Governor’s Scholar Scholarship

Kira Binkley: Franklin University Founders Scholarship

Kirsten Binkley: Beta Scholarship

Shelby Blythe: WKU Alumni Leadership Scholarship, Logan Counthy FFA Alumni Scholarship

Lauren Burnett: Campbellsville University Academic Merit Scholarship, Athl;;etoc Mert Scholarship, Athletic Performance Grant

Jacob Burton: WKU Merit Scholarship

Michael Byrum: Sally Flowers Moody Scholarship

Emma Cartas: Campbellsville University Athletic and Academic Scholarships

Brittany Carter: WKU Merit Scholarship, Bluegrass Scholarship, Teachers of Logan County Sorority Scholarship

Caleb Cassady: Southern Illinois University Excellence Scholarship

Dalyn Wythe Chapman: SKYCTC Presidential Scholarship

Ellis Chase: Transylvania Trustee Scholarship

Raegan Cole: Cpl. Josh Moore Scholarships

Nicholas Robert Coleman: Tulsa Welding School Capital City Welding Class and Professional Welder Scholarships, Trinity Marine Products Scholarship

Allison Davis: WKU Merit Scholarship

Jessica Dukes: WKU Merit Scholarship

Dalton Furlow: Fraternal Order of Police Scholarship, Rotary Scholarship, SKYCTC Student of the Year Award

Miranda Laine Haley: Russellville Rotary Scholarship

Jordan Hendrix: Lindsey Wilson Academic Achievement and Blue Raider Baseballs

Rachel Hines: Cornelius A. Martin URM Scholarship, WKU Merit Scholarship, Alpha Kappa Alpha Scholarship, NAACP Scholarship, Macedonia Baptist Church Scholarship

Chelsey Autumn Hopkins: Logan County Heritage Festival Pageant Scholarship

Kenton Howard: Kentucky Young Farmers Association Scholarship, William S. Johnson Scholarship, Sally Flowers Moody Scholarship, FFA Alumni Scholarship

Elizabeth Hughes: LCHS Rewards Scholarship, Lindsey Wilson Governor’s Scholarship, Bonner Scholar Scholarship, Teachers of Logan County Sorority Scholarship

Kayla Danielle Hunt: WKU Music Scholarship, Robert E. Beauchamp Scholarship

Morgan Elizabeth Hunt: Farm Bureau Scholarship, FFA Alumni Scholarship

Erin Elisabeth Jenkins: Campbellsville University Academic Scholarship

Madison Jernigan: Murray State Regents Scholarship, Lewisburg PTO 8th Grade Salutatorian Scholarship

Cierra Johnson: Russellville Rotary Scholarship, Sally Flowers Moody Scholarship

Molly Latham: Sally Flowers Moody Scholarship

Taleia Mason: Kentucky Wesleyan College Athletic Scholarships

Kirsten Ann Matthews: Campbellsville University Academic Scholarship and Band Performance Scholarship

Charley Maxwell: Carr Scholarship Murray State University

Easton May: Logan Telephone Scholarship, WKU Merit Scholarship, Cpl. Josh Moore Scholarship

Connor McColpin: Campbellsville University Heartland Scholarship

Grace McLellan: University of Kentucky Presidential Scholarship

Sarah Frances Miller: WKU Merit Scholarship

Sierra Morrow: Kentucky Wesleyan Presidential & Volleyball Scholarships, Dockins Vocational Scholarship, Bowling Green Fire Fighters Association Scholarship

Griffen Newell: WKU Merit Scholarship

Robert Orndorff: WKU Merit Scholarship

Desirae Powell: WkU Merit Scholarship, Pennyrile Electric Scholarship, HOSA Scholarship

Kendra Proctor: WKU Merit Scholarship, National FFA Scholarship, William S. Johnson Memorial Scholarship, WKU Scholarship

Kimberly Proctor: Sally Flowers Moody Scholarship

Sebastian Rolett: SKYCTC Presidential Scholarship

Garrison Rosser: Transylvania University President’s Scholarship, Lewisburg PTO 8th Grade Valedictorian Scholarship

Cameron Scott: Modern Woodmen of American TraditionalCollege Scholarship

Gavin Scruggs: Berea College Promise Scholarship

Jenna Simmons: FFA Alumni Scholarship

Chanler Steenbergen: Logan Telephone Scholarship, Pennyrile Electric Scholarshi, WKU Merit Scholarship

Peyton Nicole Taylor: Kentucky Wesleyan Academic and Band Scholarships

Auburn Todd: Logan County Heritage Festival Pageant Scholarship

Elizabeth Vanzee: WKU Merit Scholarship, Pennyrile Scholarship

Kellie Warden: Campbellsville University Academic Scholarship, Baptist Leadership Award

Virginia Michelle Watkins: Hopkinsville Community College Anderson Scholarship Endowment

Audrey Wells: WKU Merit Scholarship, Lewisburg PTO 8th Grade Salutatorian Scholarship

Brianna Wooden: Logan Telephone Scholarship, Cynthia Mason Kemp Scholarship, Teachers of Logan County Sorority Scholarship, Sally Flowers Moody Scholarship

Austin Yewell: Lester Scholarship, Thomas Engineering Scholarship

Principal Speers introduced Superintendent Kevin Hub; Board Members Phil Baker, Ralph Cropper, Johnny Dawson, Tim Hall and Chairman Kenneth Robertson; Assistant Principals Alissa Todd, Mike Hoots and Shane Humphrey; and counselors Amy Hallman, Sheryl Speck and David Brooks.

Band Director David Dayton led the award-winning LCHS Concert Band in playing “Blue and Green.” The band also played the National Anthem while the JROTC presented the colors.


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