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Commencement Friday Night For Ava High School Class of 2014


Elizabeth Ferguson – Valedictorian

Bailey Lee Salutatorian

Bailey Lee

Commencement exercises for the Ava High School graduating class of 2014 will be held Friday night at 7 p.m. The graduation program is scheduled to be held at Dr. C.E. Harlan Stadium, however, the program could be moved to the high school gymnasium if the rain continues.
The graduation process for some 100 seniors of Ava High School began last Sunday evening with the annual baccalaureate service in the Performing Arts Center.
Friday’s activities will begin early with the traditional Senior Bike Ride starting at 7:30 a.m. at the gazebo on the Ava square.
The Honor Awards Program will be held at 10 a.m. in the PAC, followed by the Senior Assembly Friday afternoon in the gymnasium.
The formal part of the graduation program will conclude with commencement exercises, but for the seniors and sponsors who participate in Project Graduation, the day’s activities will carry over until early Saturday morning when the group returns to Ava after their all-night graduation party.
Keynote speaker for Friday’s graduation program will be Larry Harley, a member of the Ava High School class of 1958, and retired CEO of Mary Kay, Inc.
Salutatorian Bailey Lee and Valedictorian Elizabeth Ferguson will also give their addresses before diplomas are presented by the Board of Education.
Rounding out the Top 10 Percent of the senior class are Emory Parham, Emily Armour, Kacy Longino, MiKaela Bristol, Kathrin Aid, Kymber Koop, Deevala Rawlings and Halle Eggleston.
The complete list of graduates includes: Kathrin Ann Marie Aid, Kyle Anthony Allphin-Kilgore, Emily Coleen Armour, Coby Brian Ayers, Maison L. Bovard, Aaron Michael Box, Chance Dalton Boyd, MiKaela R. Bristol, John Wayne Bryan, Colton W. Burton, Cory T. Burton, Darian Rae Bushong, Dakota Lee Wade Cain, Shelby Marae Campbell, Amy L. Cathcart, Clayton D. Clouse, Thomas C. Coffey, Zachary Creson, Erica Raeanne Croney, Zane Algurt Cudney, Elias Nathaniel David, Austin T. Davis, Buster C. Davis, Jesse J. Dean, Jordan T. Dimirsky, Brittney Morgan Dixon, Owen Reece Dobbs, Seth Ryan Dobbs, Halle Miranda Eggleston, Stefanie L. Ellis, Cooper James Emerich, Austin L. Emerick, Tylor Blake Emerick, Kendra K. Etenburn, Elizabeth Rose Ferguson, Eric J. Flanagan, Christian M. Follin, Ciara Janell Fossett-Bray, Matthew W. Freeman, Austin Richard Giorgianni, Tracey A. Greene, Jesse Groth Jr., Brandon James Guengerich, Dakota Ray Hall, Jonathon James Hanson, Amber Leshea Henderson, Justina June Ann Hunnell, Esther Mirandah Christine Johnson, Tristan Rebecca Kayne, Florence S. Kevers, Kymber Ashlynn Koop, Cheyenne Louise Lafferty, Joshua E. Lakey, Jacob Cole Lane, Bailey M. Lee, Levi C. Linder, Benjamin E. Loge, Kacy Dawn Longino, Jonathan M. Maas, Sheldon L. McCullough, Jimmy Lee Melton, Morgan Melton, Dakota R. Merriett, Dylan C. Miller, Courtney Danielle Mings, Dakotah Wayne Moree, Jessie S. Nelson, Tristin L. Nettles, Brittanie Nicole Newell, Ashley Lynn Nichols, Emory Rayne Parham, Mackenzie Kae Payne, Angel Nicole Perry, William Dean Pierce, Cody Daniel Plank, Zakkariah Eldon Powell, Deevala Marie Rawlings, Teia Lee Roberts, Joshua C. Robertson, Logan B. Shelton, Justin Wayne Shumate, Alexander K. Smith, Joaquin Ismael Nicholas Standfield, Devin Stewart, Aaron G. Stillings, Garrit Davis Swainston, Rachel Mary Swofford, Kayla Rose Tanner, Jessica Dawn Treece, Taylor N. Turley, Zakkery William Vance, John Anthony Vineyard, Brett M. Vinson, Larry R. Walker, Kyerstan E. Welch, Chase Allen Willis, Victor Thomas Wood, Matthew Merice Worthey, Justin W. Young.
Ava senior Austin Giorgianni preached the baccalaureate sermon last Sunday evening and was given a standing ovation by his classmates and all in attendance at the conclusion. The baccalaureate service is sponsored by the Ava Ministerial Alliance, and includes participation by a number of the graduates.
Testimonies were shared by seniors Kayte Aid and Matt Freeman, and senior Kymber Koop read scripture and offered a prayer.
Fellowship of Christian Athletes performed a drama routine and a senior choir provided special music.