UCHS graduates to receive diplomas Sunday night
Posted: Friday, May 21, 2010 9:02 pm
Members of the Union City High School Class of 2010 will receive their diplomas Sunday evening at ceremonies set for 8 on the campus.
Plans call for the graduates to march onto the field at War Memorial Stadium to the traditional processional strains. Their guests are encouraged to be in place in the stands well in advance of that time, since gates will be closed at the hour when the graduates will claim center stage. Each member of the class who will receive a diploma is being provided with tickets for their family and friends and these must be presented at the gate. In the event of inclement weather, the impressive ceremony will be moved to Union City Civic Auditorium on the campus and tickets will again be required, with the audience expected to be in their seats in advance of the entrance of the graduates.
“Members of the Class of 2010 are due all respect and consideration and that is the purpose of the plan to arrange entrance of guests to the ceremony so the attention is then focused entirely on these young men and women. In keeping with their request, we will also ask that those attending treat the occasion with appropriate solemnity. In honor of each graduate, their families and guests will be asked to stand in silent and respectful tribute as their names are called and they advance to receive their diplomas and hear their future plans listed. There will be a lengthy opportunity to applaud and cheer the class’ accomplishments at the close of the ceremony, when graduates traditionally fling their mortarboards to the skies,” said UCHS principal Wes Kennedy.
Programs for graduation will be marked with special designations including the following: “B” for Beta Club, “T” for Tennessee Scholar and “M” for Union City College Preparatory Magnet School graduate. This will be the first class to claim the Magnet School honor after four years of challenging study in Honors and Advanced Placement classes. Graduates who have earned this distinction will wear special gold cords to indicate their status.
In addition, the program will detail scholarships awarded to the students. Members have received more than $1.8 million in offers to help them finance higher education.
Class president Paige Anne Fisher (B, T, M) will welcome those attending and provide the meditation for the evening. The class salutatorian, Katie Lynn Hawks (T, M), will then address the assembly, with the valedictorian, Allison Ann Bruff (B, T, M), providing a message for classmates and their guests as a close to that portion of the program.
Kennedy will present the class and Union City School Board chairman Glenda Caudle will award the diplomas. Union City Director of Schools Gary Houston will then issue the acceptance of the class and the graduates will lead the audience in the singing of the alma mater.
A reception to honor the new graduates and their guests will be held in the UCHS commons area immediately following the ceremony.
Ushers for the event will be Brady Tidwell, Brandon Griffin, Branson Sherwood, Britton Bugg, Chase Bowling, Lakevius Turner, Matthew Keathley, Russ Smith, Trey Maddox and Tyler Steward-Crume.
Graduates of the UCHS Class of 2010 are Caleb Raphe Alexander, Patsy Nicole Alexander, Olivia Claire Arnold (T), William Howell Arnold (B, T, M), Jon Larkin Austin, Ashley Sarah Ballog (T), Garrison Browning Barnes (T, M), Rance Deslonde Barnes (T, M), Joshwa Tyrone Battee, Olivia Brooke Beachum (B, T, M, treasurer), Wallace Clay Becton, Kerra Beth Beeler (T), Ashley Brook Brimm (T), Khari Jaquez Brooks, Miss Bruff, Anthony Lewis Caldwell, Chambry Lorelle Callicott (T), Christopher Leon Camarena, Zackary Ray Cavness, Kathryn Elizabeth Crews (T), Dwain Antonio Dewalt (T), Jackson Ryan Donnell (B, T), Brenna Jo Duncan (B, T, M), Rebecca Lauren Easley (B, T, M), Kayla Michelle Eason (B, T, M, secretary), Adrian Tyree Everett (T), Ronnie DeQuao Fair, Christopher Wayne Farmer, Zachary Taylor Faught, Miss Fisher, Elizabeth Carol Fuller (T), Pablo Galvan, Rakim Omar Gaston, Eden Skye Gifford (B, T), Heather Rae Gilliland (T), Jerry Lamarr Gossett, Steven Graham Gossett (B, T), Cameron Taylor Graham (T), Carlo Guercia Sammarco, Rikki Nicole Hardin (B, M), Bryan Adam Harper, Mary Elizabeth Harpole (T, M), Mariah Ambrae Harrell, Ashley Dyshay Harris (B), Miss Hawks, Sharnesha L’Tracea Henry, Karleen May Hollis (B, T, M), Lanitra Danielle Horton, Hunter Blake Jackson (T), Treymar Dionte Johnson (B, T, M), Keenen Jerel Luellen, Scott Jenereau Mayberry Jr., Mareshia Trelace Mays, Kenneth Lee McCord, Brittney Lashay Mitchell, Kristin Renae Moss (T), Caitlin Brooke Nelson (B, M), Joshua Blake Nicks, Martha Leann Pigg, Curtis Levan Pitts, Antuwan Dewayne Powell, Christian Danien Price, Kendrick Nathan Price, Katelyn Travis Ray (B, T, M), William James Regan (B, T, M), Robert Dustin Scott (T, M), Katelyn Elizabeth Searcy (B, T, M), Allecia Keara Smith, Whitney Denise Smith (T), Andrew James Speed (T, M), Nicholas Shaw Sudbury (B, T, M), Joseph Douglas Sutton (T), Alecia Shaneé Swift (T), Ashley Nicole Thetford (B, T, M), Dawana Maria Thomas, Katherine Ann Townes (T, M), Sarah Catherine Triplett (B, T, M, vice president), Vanessa Louise Vaughn, Jennifer Alejandra Villa (T, M), Micah Nicole Warford (T), Kendhal Deonte Warren, Dominic Lamar Watson (T), Joshua Allan Weaver, Laticia Shantay Williams and Jacob Andrew Worley (T).
Published in The Messenger 5.21.10