Madison-Plains Class of 2020: Facts and photos

Jordan Birchfield

(Posted May 27, 2020)

Madison-Plains Local Schools held a drive-up diploma pickup on May 23. Graduates were assigned times during which they got to walk across the stage. Family members were permitted to take pictures from a safe distance. The district plans to post a virtual commencement video on May 29.

Of the 88 students in the class, 21 graduated with honors diplomas, 19 were members of National Honor Society, and three were members of the National Technical Honor Society.

Spencer Baker

The valedictorian is Jordan Birchfield, who plans to major in biological sciences (college undecided). The salutatorian is Spencer Baker, who plans to major in political science at Miami University.

The class officers include: Spencer Baker, president; Ian Bowshier, vice president; Chase Kelly, secretary; Chris Ernst, treasurer; and Gavin Jones, sergeant at arms.

The class flower is the yellow rose. The class colors are green and gold. The class chose as its motto a quote from Bob Proctor, author, motivational speaker, and success coach: “The struggle you’re in today is developing the strength you need for tomorrow.”

Ann Boerger, principal at Madison-Plains High School, presents Chandler John Crawford with his diploma while school board members Kelly Cooley (far left) and Thoula Xenikis (far right) look on and Superintendent Chad Eisler (at the podium) reads off Chandler’s name. Photographers recorded the event for each member of the class. Held on May 23, the diploma pickup was organized in a drive-up format, a maximum of two cars of family members allowed per graduate. Parents and legal guardians were permitted to get out of their cars to take photos, from a safe social distance, as their graduates walked across the stage.
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