Wellington High School graduates 115 students in May 12 commencement ceremony

Wellington High School graduates 115 students in May 12 commencement ceremony

Mon, 05/20/2024 - 12:34
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WHS held its commencement last Sunday, May 12.  The graduation ceremony was planned for the high school main gymnasium this year due to the ongoing football field improvements.  Senior Class President Derrick Lowe presented the "senior thoughts," the Crusader Singers performed James Taylor's "That Lonesome Road" arranged Julie Knowles, and the band was on-hand to perform "Pomp and Circumstance," etc.


The following local scholarships were awarded: 

THE LOOFBOURROW EDUCATIONAL TRUST was established by Marvel Loofbourrow.  The awards are based on moral character, scholastic achievement and economic need and are available to deserving graduating students of the accredited high schools of Sumner County. 

Recipients: Katelyn Haines and Hunter Worley


THE SICILY EVELYN ZEKA MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP was established to recognize Sicily’s valiant fight against pediatric cancer.  It is awarded to a student who intends to pursue a career in the medical field.  

Recipient: Evelyn Trafecanty


THE MR. AND MRS. A.L. CHASE SCHOLARSHIP was established by A.L. Chase, former Justice of the Peace of Wellington.  The awards are based primarily on scholastic achievement and are available to deserving graduating seniors of the accredited high schools of Sumner County.

Recipients: Aubrey Hunt, Katelyn Kessler, Anna McMinn, Caleb Nefzger, and Gavin Witham


THE CHRIS GLAMANN SCHOLARSHIP is given to a deserving senior to further his or her education.

Recipient: Carley Hamilton


THE WELLINGTON LIONS CLUB ANNUAL SCHOLARSHIP is awarded to a graduating senior who is average or above average academically and above average in citizenship and who intends to further their education at the school of their choice.

Recipient: Avery Yonash


THE FRENCH SCHOLARSHIP FUND was created over fifty years ago by the late Mrs. Cora B. French.

Recipient: Camryn Bannister


THE JEFF BEVAN SCHOLARSHIP was established in memory of Jeff Bevan who graduated in 1993.  Reflections on Jeff’s life teach us the importance of friendship, hard work, and perseverance. 

Recipient: Coltin Clark



Recipient: Kyra Cornejo


THE FLORA E. AND BASIL MARTIN AMERICAN LEGION SCHOLARSHIP is given in their memory to a student who intends to further his or her education at a college of their choice or to a Vocational School that would result in a licensed trade. 

Recipient: Blaire Vazquez


THE FLOSSIE KOONTZ SCHOLARSHIP is given this year to a deserving senior.

Recipient:  Kendall Janzen


THE G.J. ROBERTS, ALICE ROBERTS AND ROBERT H. ROBERTS SCHOLARSHIP, created by the late Mrs. Alice Roberts, is given annually to a senior girl or boy who ranks high in scholarship and citizenship. 

Recipient: Madison Baker


THE KENNETH C. LARIMORE MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP is endowed by members of the Larimore family and friends.

Recipient: Derrick Lowe


LELA COBB SCHOLARSHIP was established for a graduate from Wellington High School. This scholarship is given to a graduate who secures a college education based on financial need, scholastic record and general aptitude.

Recipient: Sheadyn Stewart


RCB BANK SCHOLARSHIP is awarded to assist a senior in furthering his or her education at a university, college, junior college or technical school. Consideration is given to community service, academic potential and financial need in selecting the recipient.

Recipients: Shelby Popplewell and Avrey Thompson




List of Graduates:

Cyntha Anahi Alanis-Ortiz
Ella Amrein
Morice Astavon Ayers
Madison Lynn Baker
Karaline Ruby Bales
Camryn Bannister
Janna M. Beltz
Breegan Leigh Bevan
Frederick William Blair
Cloe Dawn Bonham
Maddox Zane Burns
Jessie Jewell Calhoun
Talan Joseph Cantrell
Coltin Andry David Clark
Kyra Whitney Cornejo
Lyric Camdyn Cornejo
Natalyn Marie Creed
Isabelle Xiamarra Cullens
Michael V. Davis
London Reign DeJarnett
Alejandro Guillen Del Rey
Krystian Devine
River James Douglas
Lakin Scott Dry
Maggie Renee Dry
Wyette Charles Eagle
Leenah El Mowafy
Anika Brianne Fairbanks
Addison Marie Fox
Elli Lynn Franke
Steven Wayne Fristoe
Christopher Evan Frost
Thalia Marie Garcia
Abigail Marie Gill
Kaeden Daniel Gill
Landyn Myles Glenn
Alec Clinton Gonzalez
Emma Rylee Gooch
Makenzie Jo Guy
Katelyn Nichole Haines
Carley Elizabeth Hamilton
Scarlette Marie Haviland
Andrew Ryan Helpingstine
Lane Michael Herrington
Jaxon Isaiah Highbarger
Caleb Joseph Hochevar
Aubrey Raylyn Hunt
Ragan Nicole Hunter
Megan Michelle Jackson
Kendall Nicole Janzen
Chopper Adell Johnson
Scarlet Lee Ann Johnson
Tyson Robert Jones
Katelyn Rae Kessler
Kaylie Nichole Knox
Trent Thomas Langford
Deighlynn Marie Lea
Dalton Levine
Derrick David Lowe
Kayden Blaine Martin
Parker Scott Martin
Gabriele LeAnn Mason
Jackson Reid May
Summer Rose May
Anna Marie McMinn
Samantha Alexis Moreno
Nora Lucie Nadeau
Caleb A. Nefzger
Riley Jay NIchols
Courtney Lynn Nicholson
Sally Anna Palmer
Riley James Payne
Jade Crhistine Pearson
Shelby Jane Popplewell
Karizma Dawn Putter-Zavala
Rian Rance Raschke
Kenneth C. Redford
Erik Riley Roberts
Tomas Rodriguez Camino
Tatum Dianna Rountree
Nolan Daniel Russell
Savannah Paige Saunders
William Schmeidler
Payton Schwartz
Janna Lynn Shamblin
Aaliyah Marie Sheppard
Madison Simon
Olivia Lynn Smith
Mallory Soto
Matthew Blake Soto
Hunter Mason Sporleder
Sheadyn LaNee Stewart
Kisten Strader
Matthew James Subah
Luke Alan Templeton
Chance Rayontae Thomas
Anthony Thompson
Avrey Blaine Thompson
Kaleb Thompson
Evelyn Irene Trafecanty
Adryana Marie Trevino
Blaire Alicia Vazquez
Conner John Walker
Daniel Cleto Walker
William Glenn Weber
Kadence Hope Westmoreland
Ashland Williams
Gavin Michael Witham
Hunter Scott Worley
Shyla Nicole Wyckoff
Samuel J. Wylie
Avery Grace Yonash
Nexy Tensor Young
Aniston Rachel Zeka
Whitney Elizabeth Zeka


Photos by Katie Ford/wellington.cc

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