With a short speech about the past followed by a short speech considering the future, diplomas were handed out and more than 200 Boyle County High School students graduated. They celebrated through confetti and cheered their accomplishment before a standing-room only crowd Saturday night.
Sporting the school’s black and gold, principal Will Begley spoke of the graduating class as one that had excelled together for its entire tenure before talking about Levi Baker, a senior who died of cancer. The school allowed Baker to graduate early to help him fulfill his goal of receiving his diploma.
Graduating senior Alexandria Combs gave one of two short speeches about graduation. She talked about closing one chapter of life to open the next, and reminded her peers dreams require action to become a reality.
“My soccer coach once told us, ‘Don’t count the days — make the days count!’” Combs said.
Emma Katherine Ditto then challenged students to think in terms of “who will you be” rather than “what will you be.”
“Don’t lose yourself in the chaotic rush of events,” she said.
She finished by reading a poem by Dale Wimbrow, titled “The Guy in the Glass,” to remind students, “He’s the fellow to please — never mind all the rest, for he’s with you, clear to the end.”
2012 graduates of Boyle County High School are: Daniel Chad Adams, Kacie Danielle Adams, Shelby Adkins, Benjamin Paxton Akers, Michael Harrison Arnett, Savanah C. Austin, Alan Kyle Baker, Krista Marie Baker, Levi Edward Baker, Sam Baker, Whitney Lanea Baker, Olyvia Rai Balser, Breanna Jo Barbour, Cori Belcher, Kaelan Michael Benedict, Hagen Ray Black, Erica Kristin Blevins, Aubrey Anne Boisselle, William Travis Bradfor, Garrett Joseph Bredar, Alex Jackson Bremer, Eva Victoria Bristow, Seth Thomas Brogle, Haley Nicole Bugg, Thomas Clell Bugg, Logan Butler, Katlyn Summer Caldwell, Caitlin Logan Camic, Chancey Anne Camic, Jonathan Gage Camic.
Nicholas Alexander Campbell, Steven M. Campbell, Dallas Brandon Wayne Carlton, Austin Cole Carpenter, Kristen Renee Carrier, Shadow Tyler Clark, Alexis Faith Cocanougher, Cody Tyler Stewart Coffey, Bridgette Kennedy Collier, Alexandria Rae Combs, Lucinda Elizabeth Combs, Logan Patrick Conley, Johnathan Cody Cooper, Zachery Alexander Cope, Brandi Nicole Cornett, Dustin Tyler Cornett, Devon Montel Cox, Haley Elizabeth Cox, Justin Lynn Cox, Thomas Michael Cross, Kegan Michael Crowe, Nathan Allen Crowe, Caitlen Taylor Cummins, Carol Michelle Cunningham, Meagan Frazier Curry’ Nicholas Austin Daugherty, Kalyn Marie Davis, Cameron Reece Day, Olivia Madison Denny, Emma Katherine Ditto, Sarah Elizabeth Dyer, Lucas Taylor Edelen, Lindsey Nicole Edwards, Erica Nicole Ellis, Mercedes Julianna Farmer.
Sierra Rayne Fitzgerald, Katherine Olivia Followell, Kayleigh Nicole Frederick, Shelby Paige Fyfe, Brooke Paige Gaddis, Morgan James Gebert, Katlyn Nicole Gipson, Kody Tyler Gipson, Miranda Frances Greer, Jedidiah Allen Griffith, Alex R. Grigsby, Brittany Paige Hair, Emily McDaniel Hall, Tanner Cole Hardin, Elizabeth Ann Harmon, Jarrod Blake Harrington, Thomas Wesley Hartlage, Thomas Lyndon Hastings III, Andrew Henry Henderson, Yunalia D. Font Hernandez, Zachary Samuel Clay Hester, Brooke Nicole Hildebrandt, Megan Denise Holderman, Amber Cheyenne Holt, Janelle Charle Howard, Michael Tucker Huntsinger, Angeleen Rose Ison, Lacey Rachelle Jacobs, Alexis Elaine Jaggers, Amanda L. Johnson, Brittenay Michelle Johnson, Miranda Peri Johnson, Samantha Suzanne Jones, Jared Macauley Kendrick.
Katherine Lynn Kestly, Jessica Ann Kitchen, Jackson Turner Knetsche, Jordan Nathaniel Koch, Madeline Marie Kriz, Cody Andrew Lake, Haleigh Michelle Lanham, Hans David Larsen, Alexander Todd Lay, William Parrish Leigh, Bethany Grace Lester, Brittany Faith Lester, Katherine Paige Lester, Nancy Ellen Lewis, Conner M. Long, Hannah Marie Luttrell, Amanda Kay Lynn, Kayla Marie Lynn, Joshua K. Lyons, Thomas James Marksbury, William Cody Martin, William Prescott Creighton Martin, Adam Pence Matheny III, Jesse Austin Mattingly, Austin Stuart May, Michaela Lynn Ross Megilligan, Jazmin Lorraine Mercado, Kaleb Jordan Milburn, Lukas Levon Cunha Missik, Candace Marie Montgomery, Holly Elizabeth Moser, Matthew Thomas Moser, Zachary James Negaard, Justin Kyle Nevius, Levi Cole Nix, Caroline Grace Orms.
Bonnie L. Page, Charles Matthew Patton, Jarrod F. Peek, Emily Kristin Pennington, Jacob Jerome Pike, Dakota Allen Poff, Zakary Naylor Pruitt, Elena Cristina Raffay, Stanley James Raispis, Paige Marie Rakes. Audra Rankin, Dustin Ray Reed, Austin Thomas Reid, Kyle Alexander Rice, Alexandrea Brooke Richards, Chelsea Lynn Ritter, John Patrick Robbins, Kody Clark Ross, Adrian Brooke Rudd, Micah William Dakotah Satterly, Rachael Lynn Sauer, Nicholas A.T. Schorr, Mackenzie Eden Schwarz, Natalie J. Settle, Hunter Trey Sheegog, Sarah Shell, Travis Wayne Simpson, Whitney Lynne Sims, Logan Robert Smith, Thomas Johann Smock, Haley M. Southerland.
Christopher Codie Sowders, Shawn Caleb Sowders, Matthew Tyler Spinks, Kellie Elizabeth Spoonamore, Mitchell Wayne Stacy, Mia Starcevic, Emma Frances Staub, Jeff Stephens II, Sadie Elizabeth Stevens, Hannah Rai Stone, Shelby Grace Stow, Sarah Lynn Summers, Alexander Robin Svecke, Steven E. Talbott, Charles Gunner Taylor, Jeremy Scott Taylor, Nolan L. Theaker, Keith Austin Thielemann, William Zachary Turk, Jenna Mekensie Turner, Kayla Dawn Turner, Kathleen Elizabeth Upton, Raphael Valet, Kryder Evans Van Buskirk IV, Brian Wade, Jocelyn Mary-Lynn Walker, Matthew Ryan Wall, Cassie Marie Ward, Alyssa Ann Webster, Andrew Jacob Wesley.
Dana Lee Wesley, Hagan Levi Wesley, Christopher Larry Westerfield, Jessica Michelle Whitaker, Aaron Mitchell Wilkerson, Aaron Dakota Williams, Collin Ray Wilson, Justin Aaron Wilson, Joshua Ryan Winter, Desiree Danielle Wofford, Travis Russell Wolfe, Brian Douglas Wray, Kaitlyn Mechelle Wray, McKenzie Logan Yaste, Cariebeth Yates, Cassandra Yates, Clay Thompson Young, Jonathan Michael Young, Meng Yi Zhao, Kaitlin Dean Ziesmer.