The Adairville eighth grade graduation was held on May 29th at the school, honoring 26 students and their families for reaching this milestone in their educational career.
The ceremony began with the processional, presented by the Adairville Middle School Band, under the direction of Keith Sperry, Adairville music and band teacher. Principal Paul Sansom welcomed the graduates and their families and introduced eighth grade graduate Brittany Martin who led the Invocation, and eighth grade graduate Austin Rouse who led the Pledge to the Flag.
Assistant Principal Steve Stratton introduced Brittany Harper as the class Salutatorian. Brittany is the daughter of Doug and Leslie Batton. He maintained an average of 96.64 during her middle school career. Brittany addressed her fellow graduates and those in attendance with the Salutatorian speech.
After a class video presentation, Middle School teachers Lori Bouldin and Jan Stevenson Laurent presented the Jessie L. Richards Memorial Scholarship and the Cynthia Mason Kemp Memorial Scholarship. The Jessie L. Richards Scholarship is given in memory of Jesse L. Richards, who served as the Adairville School Principal for over 22 years. The scholarship is presented annually to a former Adairville student graduating from Logan County High School who has demonstrated good character, above average scholarship, and is pursuing a degree at the college level. The Cynthia Mason Kemp Scholarship is presented in honor of the late Cynthia Mason Kemp, who served the Logan County School District as a teacher at Olmstead and wife of Superintendent Marshall Kemp.
This scholarship is intended to preserve her memory and continue her impact on children’s education. This year both awards were presented to Anna Link, a 2009 graduate of Logan County High School. Anna is the daughter of Mike and Gwen Link.
Middle School teachers Jennifer Orange and Tina Lynch presented the graduates their Presidential Awards. The President’s Award for Academic Achievement went to the following students who maintained an average of 90 percent or higher: Davis Airall, Nikki Biggs, Telicia Boards, Kayla Campbell, Diego Garcia, Korey Jaynes, Kyle Jaynes, Destany Reid, Joshua Roath, Austin Rouse, Tiffany Shubert, Tyler West, Ellen Yell. The Presidential Award for Academic Excellence went to the following students who maintained an average of 95 percent or higher: Haleigh Brown, Brittany Harper, Claire Hopkins, Christina Link, Brittany Martin, Leah Thompson.
Principal Paul Sansom introduced this year’s Valedictorian, Christina Link. Christina maintained an average of 99.02 during her middle school career at Adairville. She is the daughter of Mike and Gwen Link. Christina addressed her fellow graduates and those in attendance with the Valedictorian speech.
Adairville Board of Education representative, Kenny Robertson, along with Assistant Principal Steve Stratton and Principal Paul Sansom then presented diplomas to the following 2009 graduates from Adairville Middle School: Davis Airall, Nikki Biggs, Telicia Boards, Haleigh Brown*, Kayla Campbell, Mike Dossett, Maclain Dunlap, Woodrow Gainous, Diego Garcia, Brittany Harper*, Gabriel Higgins, Claire Hopkins*, Korey Jaynes, Kyle Jaynes, Christina Link*, Brittany Martin*, Destany Reid, Joshua Roath, Exra Robbins, Travis Robertson, Austin Rouse*, Tiffany Shubert, Leah Thompson*, Tyler West, Jaquon White, Ellen Brooke Yell.
Closing remarks were delivered by Principal Sansom and then the graduates were led in the Benediction by graduate Tyler West.
The Adairville staff would like to wish the best to their graduates and much success as they enter high school next year.
* denotes graduating with honors