LOOGOOTEE — Loogootee Junior/Senior High School will hold its 2013 graduation exercises at 7 p.m. today.
Following the processional, opening remarks will be given by Morgan Walker, Student Council representative. The national anthem will then be sung by the high school chorus followed by two musical selections. Walker will then introduce the class speakers who have chosen the word “pasts” from their motto.
Salutatorian Waylon Matthews will address the graduates, followed by Rachel Walls, class secretary, Alyssa George, class treasurer, Jesse Horney, class president, and Valedictorian and Class Vice President Curtis Slaubaugh.
Superintendent Larry Weitkamp and Principal John P. Mullen will present the diplomas.
The class flower is the dahlia and they have chosen as their motto “Our lives are before us. Our pasts are behind us. But our memories are forever with us.”
The Class of 2013 includes Megan Marie Ader, Michael James Ader, David Benjamin Allen, Blake Christopher Anderson, Grant Michael Arvin, Tyler Gene Booker, Trevor Lee Bridgewater, Ashley Marie Bullock, Casey Allen Burgess, Evan T. Chestnut, Joseph Michael Chrisman, Sarah Elizabeth Clifton, Kenneth Dwight Crane, Jared David Crooks, Brendan Drew Davis, Zachery Joe Dove, Joshua P. Duzan, Hannah Ruth Prince Fleace, Samantha Rene Fraley, Alexander Cole Frye, Alyssa Breann George, Trevor Wayne Goldsberry, Cameron Joseph Hedrick, Roger Elliga Hess, Jesse Lee Horney, Brandon Dean Hough, Catherine Jade Hunt, Dakota Scott Hurt, Brandon Michael Ivey, Aaron L. Johnson, Nicole Kristine Jones, Mandy Blaire Koontz, Alexander Matthew Leonhard, Benjamin Patrick Lindsey, Desiree Jo Matheis, Waylon James Matthews, Michael Tyler Miller, Chelsea B. Milligan, Trisha Raylynn Moore, Colin James Nelson, Dakota Chase Neukam, William Brent, Megan Renae Padgett, Kylie Sue Raney, Gabrielle Annette Ritchey, Matthew Lee Ritchie, Paige Marie Schaefer, Stephen Lee Seals, Miranda Brook Searl, Dana Jo Sibrel, Curtis Ryan Slaubaugh, Ian Tyler Smith, Tyler James Spears, Kayla Dawn Sturgeon, Miranda Nicole Taylor, Randall James Taylor, Ryan Michael Vaupel, Kenneth David Waggoner, Michael Christopher Waggoner, Cameron Keith Wagler, Catherine Emily Wagler, Remington Elizabeth Wagler, Zachary Michael Wagler, Morgan Ann Walker, Rachel Marie Walls, Kassandra Gabrielle Watkins, Wesley T. Whitman and Conner Lee Wittmer.
Valedictorian Curtis Ryan Slaubaugh is the son of Charlotte and Myron Slaubaugh. He has been a four-year member of the Beta Club, where he is currently serving the office of secretary. He was the Beta historian/treasurer his junior year. He has also been involved in band, FACS Club, and Spanish Club for four years. He is currently the Spanish Club secretary. He has been involved in the musical, Spell Bowl, Lion Pride, Show Choir, Madrigals, and Peers. Curtis also participated on the English, Science, and Interdisciplinary Academic teams. He is also the senior class vice president.
Curtis plans to attend Purdue University to study bio-medical engineering after graduation.
Salutatorian Waylon James Matthews is the son of Jim and Janet Matthews. He has been a four-year member of the Beta Club, where he currently holds the office of president. He has also been a four-year member of the Pep Club. He has been involved in SADD. Lion Pride, Student Council, FACS Club, Peers and the Spanish Club. He was also a four-year member of the baseball, basketball and tennis teams. Waylon was selected to the Indiana Academic All-State teams in tennis and basketball.
After graduation Waylon plans to attend Indiana University to study biology.