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2014 Washington & Lee High School Graduation
Clear blue skies greeted the class of 2014 of Washington and Lee High School 92 graduates. As proud parents and cheering friends set the tone for the yearly event, the focus on this year’s ceremony was student accomplishment. Master of Ceremonies, Michael Hurdle, Interim Principal, reminded the students how far they have come and how far they can go. Instead of a guest speaker this year, the five top graduates spoke to their peers. Mary Sisson (5), Gloria Wyszynski (4), John Hemenway (3), and Salutatorian Christian Tinsley and Valedictorian Callie Morgan relegated the audience with wise words of wisdom and funny stories and memories of their school experience. Each was awarded with raucous applause for their efforts.
Mr. Hurdle recognized the top ten students with a brief summary of their achievements and who most inspired their success. Class valedictorian was Callie Morgan and salutatorian was Christian Tinsley. Rounding out the top ten were John Hemenway (3), Gloria Wyszynski (4), Mary Sisson (5), Chiquita DeJesus (6), James Ficklin (7), Milan Bullock (8), Manoa Wurth (9) and Harden “Baine” Self (10).
This year’s class earned $632,880.00 in scholarships. Among the winners were JaCinta Ball, RCC ($1,500), Nicholas Brown, RCC ($3,000), Milan Bullock, Howard University ($96,380), Tyler Clemons, RCC ($2,500), Naomi Davis, Virginia Wesleyan College ($12,500), Chiquita DeJesus, Randolph-Macon College ($59,000), Terrin Dickerson, University of Mary Washington ($76,250), London Douglas, Hampton University, ($7,200), James Ficklin, Virginia Wesleyan College ($86,500), Emone Fisher, Bridgewater College ($16,500), Davon Hamilton, Ferrum College ($36,000), Paris Hickman, Virginia State University ($1,000), Aja Jackson, Johnson & Wales University ($8,500), Lillie Jenkins, Winston Salem State University ($10,000), Jhamari Kelley, Virginia State University ($1,000), Victoria Minor, Shenandoah University ($122,000), Callie Morgan, University of Mary Washington ($17,500), Kristy Ramirez, Regent University ($1,500), Mary Sisson, RCC ($500), Paul Smith, Penn State University ($40,000), Christian Tinsley, Liberty University ($6,050), Alexa Weeks, Eastern Mennonite University ($27,000), and Manoa Wurth, James Madison University ($500).
Congratulations to all the 2014 Washington and Lee High School graduates and their families.
By Patricia Kelly Long, Public Relations
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