Friends and family watched as 248 Buckhannon-Upshur High School seniors recieve their diplomas Friday at the West Virginia Wesleyan College gymnasium from Buckhannon-Upshur High School Friday.
"I can be assured that the Buccaneers are alive, well and better than ever," West Virginia Delegate Bill Hamilton, R-Upshur, and keynote speaker Bill Hamilton said.
Superintendent Scott Lampinen said that this graduating class met many achievements. Six students became Eagle Scouts. Six percent of graduates will be joining the military. Fourty-two students earned Promise scholarships, and three million dollars worth of scholarships, grants and awards were given to 2013 graduating seniors. Sixty-nine percent of students will attend a college or technical school.
The Inter-Mountain photo by Melissa Toothman
West Virginia Delegate Bill Hamilton, R-Upshur spoke to the 248 graduates from Buckhannon-Upshur High School during commencement on Friday.
"We have a great opportunity before us, because this is a great class full of great people," student speaker Shawn Young said.
Graduating students include Taylor Ables, Joshua Alexander, Erika Alfred, Christopher Allen, Johnna Allen, Aaron Anderson, Thomas Anderson, Tiffany Bachman, James Bailey, Chad Ball, Cody Barr, Jordon Ball, Breanna Bean, Erin Beer, Lindsey Beets and Matthew Bellamy.
Alexa Bennett, Samuel Bennett, Emily Black, Seth Blake, Shenandoah Blume, Meghan Boehmer, Kayla Boggs, Lillian Bond, Taylor Booth, Tiffany Bowen, Chantel Bowser, David Boyles, Nicholas Burch, Zackory Burkhammer and Jennifer Burnside, Sydney Bush, Rodney Butler Jr.
Andrew Carpenter, Devin Carpenter, Elijah Carpenter, Shelby Carr, Brandon Cartrette, Jerry Cavins, Jacob Chapman, Beth Cayton, Kelsey Claypool, George Clem, Branson Collins, Adele Conde, Ashley Cooper, Dustin Corbitt,Tiffany Cosner, Kelly Courtney, Nathanael Cragle, Justin Creasey, Patrick Crim Jr., John-David Crislip, Spencer Cunningham, Reba Cutright, Lauren Cvechko,
Claire Davis, Jeffery Davis, Michaela Davis, Scott Davis, Sarah Dean, Ashley Detamore, Heaven Dove, Mercedes Dowell, Christopher Eddy, Elizabeth Edwards, Alexander Ellis, Joshua Evans and Taylor Everett, Morgan Fair, Natalie Farrar, Hila Ferguson, Jessica Feronti, Tesla Folmsbee, Kyle Fox, Matthew Fox, Alexis Frisicaro, Levi Gay, Shane Gibson, Trenton Gibson, Sarah Gillespie, Tanka Godfrey, Emily Godwin, Zachary Grant, Samantha Gregory,
Melissa Hacker, Rachael Hanifan, Nicholas Harper, Ashley Hawkins, Jon Hawkins, Dakota Hayes, Brittney Helmick, Briana Herron, Tonjia Herron, Twyla Herron, Jacob Hinzman, Kelsey Hinzman, DeAnna Hissam, Sierra Hoover, Brenda Hovey, Darien Howell, Allison Howes, Owen Howes, Travis Hume.
Tonya Jamison, Amanda Johnson, Isaac Johnson, Taylor Johnson, Jacqueline, Kirchberg Summer Kiser, Jason Knicely, Marie Koon, Jennifer Lafferre, Vincent Landis, Joshua Lanham, Abby Lantz, Sydney Lawerence, Steven Lawler, Johnathan Lee, Jonathan Lee, Benjamin Leigh, Samuel Leigh, Kendra Lewis, Sarah Liggett, Beth Light, Austin Linger, Clarissa Linger, Rebecca Linger, Amanda Lubin, Shawn Lynch, Emma Malcomb, Dustin Marple, Carli Martin, Nathaniel Matteson, Nathaniel Matthews, Brandon McClure, Michael McCoy, Jonathan McDaniels, Mackenzie Michael, Tyler Miller, Caitlin Mills, Dylan Mills, Hope Moore, Sara Morrison, Devonna Moul, Brandon Murray, Issac Murrell, Kylie Myers,Caroline Nanners, Emily Neely, Aaron Nesselroade, Catherine O'Hearn, Patrick O'Hearn, Kelly Page, Devin Parsons, Olivia Peck-Spencer, Shiana Pennington, Dalton Perrine, Ellen Perrine, Danielle Perry, Jamie Phillips, Torie Poling, Brieanna Polk, Tiffany Polk, Steven Powers, Login Pugh,
Darren Queen, Melinda Quick, Brittany Radcliff, Luke Rager, Dalton Ramsey, Corey Reed, Tiffany Rice, Jaric Rich, Alison Rickman, Tiffany Riddle, Erika Ridgway, Marlene Ridgway, Toricia Riffle, Brandon Robinson, Ariel Rodrigue, Zachary Ross, Edward Rousch, Eric Rowan, Rodney Rowan, Kirk Russell, Nathaniel Russell, Nicholas Russell, Brandy Rutter, Daphne Ryan, Shiana Sanders, Devante Santiago, Austin Sayre, Seth Shaver, Rachel Sheets, Amber Shipley, Kristina Shipley, Tyler Simmons, Chasity Sines, Sawyer Smallwood, Brent Smith, Dylan Smith, Kirstyn Smith, Cody Snider, Dowry Snyder, Anthony Spears, Nathan Spencer, Daniel Sprouse, Briea St Clair, Brandi Stackpole, Ashley Stanton, Megan Stell, Emily Stingo, Karista Summers, Joseph Sweeney,
Marcus Tacy, Michael Tapscott, Clefta Tenney, Jonathan Tenney, Donald Tenney II, Casey Thorpe, Gabriel Toedt, Nicholas Truax, Brooklyn Waddell, Rhanda Walton, Brianna Wardrope, Haley Ware, Jade Ware, Miranda Ware, Stephanie Ware, Joseph Warner, Stetson West, Dalton Westfall, Rachel Wilkinson, Hannah Williams, Jacob Williams, Megan Williams, Meghan Williams, Nathaniel Williams, Nicholas Williams, Trevor Williams, Brett Wilson, Jordan Wilson, Katie Wood, Skyler Wood, Logan Woody, Shay Woody, Shawn Young.