Washington High School will hold its 142nd commencement exercise at 2 p.m. Saturday in the high school gymnasium. Following the processional, the NJROTC will present the colors with the choir leading in the singing of the national anthem.
Class President Macy Jade Brandenburg will give the president’s speech followed by the salutatory address by Emma Jean Shelton. The WHS choirs will then perform a musical selection after which the valedictory address will be given by Abigail Marie Walker.
The WHS Band will perform a musical selection and Principal Steve Peterson will offer remarks before Provost Dr. Laura Treanor will recognize the Vincennes University early college students. Dr. Daniel Roach, superintendent will award diplomas. The class will graduate under the motto “How Lucky I am to Have Something That Makes Saying Goodbye So Hard” by A.A. Milne. They have chosen rose gold and cream as their class colors and the rose as their class flower.
Candidates for graduation are: Dylan Ray Aaron, Jean Woodson Alerte, Jose-Loundia Alerte, Garrett Michael Allen, Alyssa Renee Andrews, Anna Rose Barber, Kaden Edwards Barber, Angel Barco Escalera, Hector Barco Ochoa, Anna Elizabeth Bateman, Myranda Leigh Beaman, Elias Becerra, Tiara Renee Black, Tori Nicole Bradley, Macy Jade Brandenburg, Kalli M. Britton, Alexis Rene Brown, Bryce Marshall Browning, Chloe Blue Bryant, Stevi Jo Burdette, Lynsie N. Burress, Tyler Alan Burris, Huguenson Cajuste, Gregory Michael Cannon, Michael Alexander Carabantes, Nehemias Daniel Cardona Landaverde, Aaron Christopher Carrico, Jonathan Matthew Carroll, China Rose Cital, Taylor Lynn Clark, Derek Michael Cooper, Leanna Grace Cox, Lexi Marie Crecelius, Elizabeth Diane Cresgy, Madalin Brooke Dant, Jonathan Cade Davidson-Pierce, Alexzandrea Renne Davis, Dylan Joseph Davis, Grant Paul Davis, Simon Archer Deitz, Blanca Ruby Delgado, Alan Diaz, Karla Yamileth Dubon Mejia, Noah Trig Durnil, Brian D. Edington, Montana Elizabeth Edwards, Jackson Reid Ellerman, Kaytlyn Renee Elliott, Austin Ray Enlow, Ariel Lynn Estrada, Sebastian Aniceto Estrada, Hailey Brooke Fields, Evyn Joseph Fisher, Cainan A. Fox, Thomas Holt Anderson Fry, Ajay Emilano Fuentes, Valeria Alejandra Gaither, Maci Renee Geary, Tyler Guy Gilley, Megan Corrine Gluck, Madigan Elizabeth Graber, Jenna Kristine Gray, Caleb G. Gregory, Lauren Nicole Gross, Jordi Rafael Guardado Ramirez, Mitchell G. Guthrie, Samuel J. Halbert, Shelby Rose Hammer, Ashley Rose Harrell, Noah John Hirschmann, Erik Gabriel Hunter, Alex Ray Ice, Dakota Lee Ivy, Lily J. Jansen, Marcelin Joinvil, David Austin Michael Jones, Triniti Ann Jones, Nicholas R. Jordan, Djinoo Joseph, Cody Samuel Keith, Chloe Marie Kennedy, Leigha Nichole Kesterson, Hunter Thomas Killion, Bridget Lynn King, Allison Renee Lambert, Sarah Maria Lancaster, Matthew Levi Lawson, Malayna Rose Leighty, Emily Nicole Lemon, Brandon DeWayne Lewis, Kimberly Louis, Kenzi Jean Lunsford, Eric Daniel Mandabach, Yvette Mandujano, Jordan Alexandria Manis, Daniel Jeremiah Martinez-Ayala, Arial Nichole Masters, Calista Ireland Dawn Mathis, Brock Alan Matteson, Tiffany Renee Matteson, Devyn Joseph McGuire, Zaneon A. Meinhart, Eduardo Josue Mejia, Estefany Yamileth Mejia Morales, Shyann Nikkole Miles, Jacob Kyle Miley, Jaydon Reid Mills, Lindsay Brooke Moody, Ana Karina Mora, Breana Faye Murphy, Nathan Scott Napier, ShayLynn Nichole Nathan, Gage Andrew Neukam, Kyle Matthew Newlin, Jose M. Nicholson, Jacob W. Noble, Bridget G. Ochs, Madison Rain Orchard, Alan De Jesus Ortega Lopez, Jaydin Aron Pendley, Kaitlyn Renee Pickett, Ethan Andrew Pierson, William T. Pride, Krislyn Jo Queen, Alex Rogelio Regalado, Kendra Dianne Rego, Jose Julio Revolorio Carrillo, Dallas Bryce Richmond, Brandon Jordon Richter, Ethan B. Roach, Mackenzie Marie Rodriquez, Cinthia Rodriguez-Garcia, Kendra Jane Roe, Manuel A. Romero, John Garrett Rook, Jerson Baldemar Rosales Chirinos, Fernando Sanchez Bautista, Carolina Sanchez-Mora, Alfredo Sandoval, Lawren Nicole Sandullo, Lihzy Adriana Santos, Jackeline Sarabia, Yasmin Breann Searl, Lexus Jean Sellers, Kevin Alexander Serrano, Laura Renee Setser, Tyler Chad Shaffer, Emma Jean Shelton, Mackenzie Ann Showalter, Thomas Glenn Shreves, Tyler Jacob Shroyer, Maile Sidebottom, Izabel Rachelle Skaggs, Callie Marie Stoll, Elizabeth Jane Sulinski, Caleb Andrew Taber, Raeanna Lee Theine, Mackenzi Breiann Wafford, Abigail Marie Walker, Desiree Rose Walker, Bridget Ann Welborn, Madeline Hope White, Marlene Grace White, Andrew Scott Wilkerson, Jayden Tyler Williams, Bailey Marie Wininger, Lauren June Wininger, Keaton Alexander Wolf, Layla Jane Wolfe, Tyson Eriq Wright and Jacob Andrew Yoder.
Abigail Walker is the daughter of Michael and Julie Walker. She is attending Indiana University and majoring in chemistry, then furthering her education to obtain a Ph. D. in chemistry or optometry. She has participated in cheerleading, dance team, advanced choir, Beta Club, Student Council, Science Club, and Hatchets Helping Hatchets. She is currently first in her class, and she is a UDA All American Dancer and NCA Superior Cheerleader. Through her three titles in the Miss America Organization, she was selected as the STEM WINUP speaker at Girl Scouts of America conference at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. She has organized canned food drives for the First Baptist Pantry, and fundraised for the Children’s Miracle Network and Riley Children’s Hospital. She has participated in the community service projects of Jubilee Christmas, Relay for Life, March of Dimes, Habitat for Humanity, Feed My Sheep, Heaven’s Kitchen and Bethel Mall.
Emma Shelton is the daughter of JC and Kathy Shelton. She attended Veale Elementary and Washington High School. This year, she started the student-run Science Club at WHS. She has also participated in her school book club, Beta Club, science, English, and history academic bowls, and the advanced choir, Accents. In her community, she is a member of 4-H and her church’s youth group. She will be attending Purdue University majoring in biochemistry.