(Posted June 5, 2018)
By Kristy Zurbrick, Madison Editor
Southeastern Local Schools held commencement ceremonies for the class of 2018 on May 26 at the high school.
“The class of 2018 is a wonderful group of kids. We hate to see them go,” said Superintendent David Shea. “We hope they go on to achieve their full potential and make all of their dreams come true.”
Of the 57 students in the class, seven graduated with honors diplomas and 15 as members of the National Honor Society.
Madysen Bennington, daughter of Brian Bennington and Angela Lewis, is the valedictorian. She plans to study biological sciences at Wright State University.
Hailee Cain, daughter of Kelly Cain, is the salutatorian. She plans to study early childhood education at the University of Dayton.
All totaled, the class earned $596,614 in college scholarships.
The senior citizenship award went to Emma Parker and Peyton Wamer. Parker also received the senior cup award which recognizes a student for all-around school involvement, from citizenship to activities and academics.
Parker served as class president. Her fellow officers included Payton Thompson, vice president, Shale Hayner, secretary, and Alessa Deal, treasurer.
The class flower was the red rose. The class colors were red and gray. The class chose “Five More Minutes” by Scotty McCreery as their song and the following as their motto: “Together we have experienced life. Separately, we will pursue our dreams. Forever, our memories will remain.”