The MCHS Patriot concert band performed Pomp and Circumstance.
David Hannan, MCHS band director, and Chris Hayden, MCHS choir director, led the band and concert choir in musical selections.
The ceremony was opened by Keith Jaco, senior class president, welcoming those in attendance, and Jason Hayes, MCHS principal, spoke and presented the class.
Valedictorians were Cameron Earl Koch and Jacob Thomas White. Salutatorians were Jodie Denise Jacobs and Courtney Nicole Nelson.
Koch is the son of Ronnie Koch and Melanie Koch. He was senior class vice president; captain of the football team; a member of the chemistry and math teams; on the Scholar Bowl team; and in the National Honor Society.
Cameron attended the 2013 Ole Miss Lott Leadership Institute Summer Leadership Program. He is also an Illinois State Scholar.
Cameron received an Academic Excellence Award from University of Mississippi; Academic Excellence Technology Scholarship from University of Mississippi; the Holmes Scholarship of the University of Mississippi; the Toyota-Haley Barbour Scholarship from the University of Mississippi; the Henry C. Brevard Engineering Scholarship from the University of Mississippi; and the University Of Mississippi Chancellor’s Leadership Class Scholarship.
Koch will attend the University of Mississippi where he will pursue an engineering degree, followed by a business law degree.
White is the son of Atlee and Elaine White. He is a on the math team, a member of the German Club; on the Scholar Bowl team, a member of the National Honor Society and is also an Illinois State Scholar.
White received an Academic Banquet Scholarship and the Presidential Scholarship from Wichita State University where he will attend and pursue a degree in aerospace engineering.
Nelson is the daughter of David and Carmen Nelson of Metropolis. While attending MCHS, Nelson was involved in the Student Council, Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA), National Honor Society, German Club, Math Club, FCA and Drama Club.
In addition to her involvement in these various academic clubs, Nelson was actively involved in the MCHS Athletics program. During her time at MCHS, Nelson played girls soccer and was a cheerleader.
Nelson is an Illinois State Scholar; received an Academic Scholarship from Lipscomb University and a Shawnee Community College Honors Escrow Scholarship. She will attend Lipscomb University in Nashville, Tenn., majoring in theater and arts.
Jacobs is the daughter of Linda and Wayne McCollum of Metropolis and Jerry Jacobs of Brookport. While attending MCHS, Jacobs was a member of the National Honor Society, Key Club, Math Club, Art Club, Spanish Club and spent countless hours volunteering within the community and surrounding area.
In addition to her involvement in these various academic clubs, Jacobs was actively involved in the MCHS athletics program. During her time at MCHS, she played volleyball and soccer.
Jacobs is an Illinois State Scholar and received an Academic Banquet Scholarship. She plans to attend West Kentucky Community and Technical College, later transferring to Murray State University to major in nursing.
Honor graduates were: Dereck Wayne Randolph, son of Mike Randolph and Betty Randolph, SIU Carbondale; Ali Eickholz, daughter of Jeff and Laura Eickholz, University of Mississippi; Natalie Bailey, daughter of Sterling and Julie Bailey, West Kentucky Community and Technical College; Nathan Davis, son of Brad and Michelle Davis, University of Illinois, Champaign; and Hannah Weber, daughter of Jeffrey and Stephanie Weber, Murray State University.
Also: Mallory McGinnis, daughter of Warren and Wanda McGinnis, Shawnee Community College; Dalton Mitchell, son of Patrick and Marla Mitchell, Rend Lake College; Reed Scheve, son of Ted and Teyoni Scheve, University of Illinois, Champaign; Kayla Dunn, daughter of Danny Dunn and Misty Raney, University of Kentucky; Alyssa Logeman, daughter of Scott and Laura Logeman, Arizona State; and Courteney Green, daughter of Brian and Norma Green, West Kentucky Community Technical College.
The following students were recognized as the 2014 MCHS graduates: Tristan Anthony Ablett, Taylor Leigh Ann Adkins, Triniti Lynne Adkins, Teigan Laurel Anderson, Natalie Peyton Bailey, Nikisha Janelle Baker, Joey David Basham, Jonah Michael Bazor, Thomas Anthony Beeding and Nichole Frances Bennett.
Also: Emily Ann Biggers, Davontay Rashawn Blye, Rachel Chyanne Nicole Boney, Katelyn Christine Bowman, Tahneshia Ruchella Bradshaw, Taylor Nicole Brannum, Tyler Lavon Bray, Mason Edward Bremer, Erik Drew Brown and William Barkley Browning.
Also: Kirsten Lynn Bruce, Jonathan Kyle Buhrman, Zachary Keaton Burnham, Shaun Douglas Caldwell, John Dalton Camara, Darrian J’Nae Carruthers, Jarru Romelo Cavitt, Alexandrea Desirae Cepeda, Israel James Cherry and Summer Brooke Clapp.
Also: Brooklyn Rose Cole, Landon Reid Cornwell, Kelsey Taylor Corzine, Mark Anthony Crippen, Cody Paul Davis, Nathan Lee Davis, Jack Arron Dean, David Dominguez, Madeline Lozano Dominguez and Brandon Ray Dukes.
Also: Aaron Joseph Duncan, Madison Haylee Duncan, Kayla Marie Dunn, Morgen Mechele Eckenberg, Ty’Ria Resha Edwards, Ali Kathryn Eickholz, Shane Austin Emery, Dustin Nathaniel English, Matthew David Fasnacht and Christopher Micheal Flach.
Also: Katie Marie Forney, Daniel Kelly Fort, Emilee Anne Fugate, Chase Alexander Gibson, Brian Robert Graves, Courteney Jean Green, Sable Rae Hailey, Peyton Thomas Hall, Levi Bremer Harris and Brice Alexander Hayden.
Also: Roger Melvin Hayes, Zachary Joseph Henderson, Payton Nicole Hillebrand, Zachary Aaron Hogue, Randy Scott Holmes, Abigail Grace Hosman, Michael Andrew Howard, Raygan Kay Hoyle, Tanner Cole Hudson and Kylie Marie Huffman.
Also: John Ryan Jaco, Robert Keith Jaco, Jodie Denise Jacobs, Lucille Maxine Jacobsen, Faithe D. Jamison, Emily Ann Johnson, Trevor Matthew Johnston, Jay Logan Joiner, Kayla Noel Jones and Olivia Elyse Jones.
Also: Austin Shondale Kendall, Alex Michael King, Briana Lee King, Cameron Earl Koch, Rachael Layne Leek, Alyssa Renee Logeman, Halie Leigh Logeman, Brandon Scott Looper, Colton Michael Lunsford and Kyra Mechelle Manley.
Also: Michael James Marotz, Orlando Isaac Martin, Haley Kathleen Leach McCaslin, William Samuel Joseph McComas, Mallory Paige McGinnis, Tyler James McLelland, Jordan Blake Medlin, Jadynn Michelle Meeker, Alexis Shae Mitchell and Dalton James Mitchell.
Also: Christopher Alan Paul Morse, Jacob Robert Myers, Courtney Nicole Nelson, Molly Susan Marie Nordquist, Austin Tyler Orr, Caleb Michael Parker, Jacob Shelton Pegram, Toni Mae Pender and Theodore Andrew Penrod.
Also: Caleb Lee Pixley, Kelsey Nicole Pollard, Carl James Pugh, Ethan Reed Ramage, Alexander Clemente Ramirez, Dereck Wayne Randolph, Tristen Andrew Reed, Kyle Alexander Reinwald, Brandon Alexander Rennie and Jordan Tyler Reynolds.
Also: Andrew Reid Rice, Abigayle Nicole Rick, Heather Lynn Robertson, Elijah Warren Rose, Thomas James Runkle, Hunter Glenn Ryan, Reed Joseph Scheve, Ross Anthony Scheve, Zachary Wade Stevens and Nelsa LeeAnne Stump.
Also: Jessi Allison Stunson, Kristin Marie Suggs, Ciara Marie Summers, Austin Lee Sumnlers, Gregory Chase Sutton, Tasha Marie Swenney, Blake Allyn Thomas, Matthew Shannon Thomas, Tessa L. Waddoups and Aric Andrew Walquist.
Also: Gretchen LeAnn Walter, Hannah Sue Weber, Kevin Markell Welch, Jacob Thomas White, Brittani Paige Williamson, Chase Reed Wilson, Dylan Payne Wilson and Joshua Patrick Wrye.