Hayes, Oliver and Violette lead Olmstead graduates academically
By Kerri Hayes

Posted on June 16, 2017 9:33 PM

The Olmstead 8th Grade Class of 2017 held its graduation ceremony on Thursday, May 18. Parents, grandparents, family, friends, staff and community members filled the gym to celebrate. A Year in Review with video of memories from the year was played while everyone gathered to their seats. 

After the graduates marched in, Beta Chaplain Harley Robertson led an opening prayer, and Principal Bonnie Watson welcomed all guests. Two eight grade students, Mallory Shoemake and Harley Robertson, entertained with their beautiful voices, singing Hallelujah. Another video of Then and Now was played showcasing student’s baby and eighth grade pictures.

Presentation of Awards

Academic & Citizenship Awards were presented by the 8th Grade Sponsors, Kerri Hayes & Kathleen Bailey.

Citizenship for Mrs. Bailey’s class – Cameron Burchett & Tammy Black

Citizenship for Mrs. Hayes’ class – Andrew Lyne & Dixie Hopkins

Highest Class Average:

Algebra I – Harley Robertson

Math – Andrew Lyne

Language Arts – Price Violette

Science – Price Violette

Social Studies – Emily Oliver

Salutatorian & Valedictorian Awards were presented by Assistant Principal Katina Kemplin and Superintendent Paul Mullins.

Salutatorian – Price Violette, son of Joseph and Brandi Violette

Co-Valedictorian – Savannah Hayes, daughter of Shane and Shannon Hayes

Co-Valedictorian – Emily Oliver, daughter of Boogie and Wendy Oliver

Presentations of Diplomas were given by Bonnie Watson, Principal, and Johnny Dawson, Olmstead Board Member.

Class of 2017: Lucas Arevalo, Ethan Mykel Armstrong, Ali Atkinson, Lauren Sierra Beaty, Donald Lewis Berry, Tammy Black, Samuel Brown, Caleb Burchett, Cameron Burchett, Donaven Tyler Scott Carter, John Dawson Scot Celsor, Ethan Chastain, Ava Dill, Anna Kathryn Fuzzell, Carly Goodwin, Casey Joe Hadden, Savannah Hayes, Dixie Hopkins, Chesney Taylor Houchin, Abigail Johnson, Jonathan Johnson, Andrew Lyne, Hayden Meacham, Ezra McIntosh, William Cole Neel, Michael Newman, Emily Oliver, Autumn Rachelle Haley Pierce, Harley Robertson, Sydney Caralyne Shelton, Mallory Shoemake, Katie Layne Stratton, Price Violette, Kali Ann Vogle, Katherine Shiwon Watson, Timothy Lee Wilson, Blake Wood.


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