Check out the amazingly high goals this talented class has achieved:
• 149 College and Career Ready students
50 met ACT Benchmarks
131 considered career ready
• 33 seniors made the WCHS Academic Hall of Fame with a 3.75 GPA or above by the end of their seventh high school semester.
• Record number of dual credit college classes taken online or inside WCHS/ATC classrooms.
• Increased internship/work based learning opportunities.
• ATC has 96 preparatory seniors who completed three or more credits in a pathway. They earned 58 nationally recognized industry certifications. 32 passed Kentucky Occupational Skills Standards Assessment. 12 Health seniors passed NOCTI Health Care Core Assessment.
• A multitude of impressive college academic scholarships, in addition to KEES money earned. 11 student-athletes received college scholarships based on academic and athletic achievements from WCHS. Those included girls basketball, archery, wrestling, football and cheerleading teams.
2018 Transition to Sucess opportunities seniors are headed to:
Colleges—Somerset Community College, Western Kentucky University, Eastern Kentucky University, University of Kentucky, Northern Kentucky University, Centre College, Campbellsville, Lindsey Wilson College, Morehead State, Berea, University of the Cumberlands, Georgetown College, Tennessee Tech, and Georgetown University (Washington, D.C.)
Vocational—Tulsa Welding School, Lineman Tech/KCTCS, Medical Institute of Kentucky, SCC/Cosmetology, CoStar Carolina
Employment—American Woodmark, Fitzgeralds, Barnes Auto, Keystone Cagle, Walmart, Senture, UGN, Wendy’s, Rite Aid, Brown’s Houseboat Repair, Taco Bell, Gatermade Trailers, TTAI, Coca-Cola, Patton Construction, O’Riley’s, GHG Construction, Save-a-lot
Military—8 seniors will join the various branches of the military
Ushers led the procession. Left to right: Madison Smith, Kaylee Julius, Zachary Dishman, Bryce Gossage, Michael Buoncristiani
SFC Tyler Lovett (left) and SSG Dylan Powell (right) stand at attention as members of the Honor Guard
Superintendent Wayne Roberts, Donna Blevins, Nancy Duncan, Whitney Smith, Larry Muse, Principal Justin Alley
Hunter Davis gave the invocation
Christian and Leslie Mateo received a posthumous diploma for their sister, Emily from JROTC cadet Harley Baldwin. Her shadowbox contained her cap and gown, her JROTC badges and pins, her WCHS tassle, and a cross.
Brenda Perez's mother (left) and Godmother Carrie Walters (center) were presented with a shadowbox by Jazmin Garcia, a classmate of Brenda's. Brenda's shadowbox contained her cap and gown, photos from her early school years, a cross, and tassles from both Monticello and WCHS. Brenda passed away before the merging of the two schools and would have graduated this year.
Jayla Baker spoke as the salutatorian
Tanner Thompson gave an emotional Class President Address
Jacob Wright gave the Valedictorian's Address
Alexis Reagan gave the closing prayer
Principal Justin Alley presented the Class of 2018 as confetti pops up
Students toss their hats amidst the confetti
Students rush to celebrate with their families
Casi Bell convened with her family after the ceremony. L-R: Heather Bell, Elizabeth Bell, former Wayne County Board of Ed member Danny Bell, Casi Bell, Mary Bell, Chris Bell, Danny Allen Bell, Jordan Bell
A graduate decorated their cap with "That's All, Folks!"