The blue skies matched the blue caps and gowns of the 174 graduates of the 50th graduating class of Philip Barbour High School on Saturday at the Barbour County Fairgrounds.
Graduation ceremony speaker, lifetime Barbour County resident, Delegate Mary Poling, from the inaugural class of Philip Barbour. She looked back at the changes in the past 50 years, and pondered over what changes would possibly happen in the next 50 years. She spoke about how technology has been a major improvement over the years, encouraging students to use technology to become productive citizens, but also to "lay technology aside so that it does not dominate your life and replace things that are important to you."
The first graduating class had 197 students. Delegate Poling remembered that they were able to open and close their graduation ceremony in prayer. Their class motto was "From today, comes tomorrow".
The Inter-Mountain photo by Sara Harris
Philip Barbour High School seniors toss their caps into the air after the graduation ceremony on Saturday.
The Barbour graduating class of 2013 members which included:
Natasha Dawn Ancell, Emilee Rene Anglin, Daniel Ray Arbogast, Jonathan Tyler Arbogast, James Bernard Armstrong Jr., Carlise Nicole Ayers, Mariah Katarina Baldwin, Christel Fallyn Beam, Aaron Blair Beverly, Aundrea Lynn Black, John Ross Bookout, Bridgett Nicole Booth, Charles Clayton Booth II, Derek Steven Branka, Tamika Diane Bressler, Billy Lee Brown, Nicholas John Brown, Shawn Dylan Brown, Casey Lynn Burner, Marissa Dawn Carey, Brodon Chase Carpenter, Morgan Shane Carpenter, Jazzriel Le Clark-Casto, Joshua Zane Coffman, Kimberly Ann Coffman, Jacob William Coleman, Cierra Lynn Collins, Maura Louise Conti, Mickal Kenneth Coontz-Ferris, Grace Aletheia Corley, Robert Matthew Crickard, Samuel Clay Crowther, Cody Allen Curkendall, Sydney Faith Curtis, Kaitlin Paige Dadisman, Megan Amber Dadisman, Antonio Bryce Dalton, Harley Wesley Davis, Samantha LeAnn Davis, Samuel Todd Deffett, Jessica
Nicole Dellagatta, Brooke Ann DePoy, Miranda Irene Donegia, Sumiko Ann Elmore, Brittany Lea Eubank, Dillon Wayne Everson, Aaron Franklin Fagons, Cristin Gaye Farley, Sean Michael Farley, Shannon Celine Farley, Julia Anna Farling, Adalou Marie Farris, Megan Cierra Ferguson, Maria Elizabeth Fleisher, Sarah Jane Foster, Shawn Keith Foster, Scott Andrew Freed, Kelsey Lenae Freeman, Morgan Sierra Freeman, Dallas Andrew Fultineer, Gerald Camden Furby III, Alan Brent George Jr., Ashley Elizabeth George, Bryan Levi Gillis, Mikala Nicole Goff, Devan Mikle Golden, Lee Rusty Guthrie, Ashtin Brooke Haddix, Tessa Ann Haddix, Zachary Scott Haddix, Brian Roy Hamby, Ryne Cody Harris, Benjamin Seth Hart, Seneca Cheyenne Hart, Andrew Dewayne Hathaway, Mercedes Brooke Herron, Savannah Lee Herron, Brooke Renee Hively, Thairon William Holler, Jordan Ryan Holley, Nicole Julianna Holliday, Ryan Asa Arlie
House, Zachary Reuben Howdershelt, Kylie Rae Howell, Tiffani Nichole Hulman, Trevor James Humphrey, Matthew Trey Hunter, Keith Garrett Johnson, Morgan Rachele Johnson, Tesla Dawn Keene, Ernest Daniel Kennedy, Karita Elaine Kennedy, Lori Ann Knight, Nicholle Dawn Knotts, Draven Lee Lackey, Katara Donn Lockhart, Carol Sue Long, Destini Danielle Long, Mitchell Lee Long, Joshua Lee Malcolm, Bryant James Martin, Ryan Andrew Martin, Jacob Matthew McCauley, Zachary Ryan McConnell, Brittany Nicole McCumbers, Chloe Marie McVicker, Chelsea Marie Meadows, Miranda Evette Menear, Amanda Lynn Metheney, Bryan Kyle Mick, Isaac Martin Miller, Nikki Brian Moats, Aubrianna Nicole Moser, Quentin Brady Mouser, Kaitlynne Nichole Neville, Nicholas Edward Novak, Kimberly Nicole Nuzum, Harley Nicole Payne, Andrew Steven Phillips, Jenny Lynnette Phillips, Jesse Michael Phillips, Britteny Nichole Pingley, Megan
Brooke Pingley, Chance Paul Price, Jacqueline Kay Rebrook, Lindsay Dawn Riley, Breanna Jean Rinko, Michael Paul Ritter, Morgan Alentra Robinson, Randal Lloyd Rockwell, Zachary Talon Rosier, Rocky Allen Roy, Steven Alexander Saltis, Bradley David Salvas, Tyler Edward Schiefelbein, Roy Thomas Schroeder Jr., Joshua Burton Scott, Tyler Ray Scott, Brenden Charles Setchell, Clista Dawn Shahan, Becky Lynn Sheridan, Jordan Perry Simmons, Paige Lynette Sinsel, Garrett Rowe Skidmore, Kelsie Brooke Smallwood, Douglas Michael Smith, Ian Lyle Smithson, Brittany Nicole Spencer, Ryan Dale Spencer, Timothy Matthew Starkey, Travis Lee Stevens, Nicholas Ray Stockberger, Kia Nicole Streets, Stephanie Ann Streets, Rachel Lindsey Stuart, Freddie Allen Summerfield, Makayla Dawn Tallman, Samantha Jo Tenney, Marisa Ann Terwilliger, Jared Thomas Teter, Shyann Brooke Triplett, Kody Ray Tucker, Ashley Leann Upton,
Kyle Jacob Vest-Robinson, John Hayward Vest III, Mark Edward-Lee Vest, Cortney Macala Vild, Mathew James Ware, Logan Lynn Waugaman, Brianna Marie Waybright, Cody Alan Weaver, Megan Marie Wiant, Bryson Michael Wildman, Brandon Zachery Williams, Chyanna Jeanne Wilson, Shelbi Katherine Wilson, Kyle James Wolfe, Victoria Mae Wright and Kayla Marie Wyatt.