METNWS-05-20-21 GRADUATION – CENTURY HIGH SCHOOL_PHOTO

The Century High School Class of 2021 held its graduation ceremony Friday night. Class members are (from left, first row) Blake Ryan, Tyler Lang, Adria Hamilton, Arissa McClellan, Kylee VanMeter, Jabre Solomon, Debra Baker; (second row) Drake Biggerstaff, Madelyn Dillow, Elizabeth Bridges, Brooke Gordan, Jeremy McComas, Dalton Reichert; (third row) Cooper Gotway, David Crosier, Gino Helms, Ronnie Corzine, Jacob Jones; (fourth row) Hallie Casper, Lance Smith, Davion Barnett, Edward Kinsey, Steve Bennett; and (not pictured) Mackenize Elsner, Preslee Gasser, Alexis Kissner and LaQuan Sharp.

By PLANET STAFF

Century High School held its 57th annual commencement outdoors Friday, May 14, with diplomas bestowed to 27 graduates.

Valedictorian honors were earned by Debra Baker, Kylee VanMeter and Jabre Solomon. Salutatorian for this year’s graduating class was Arissa McClellan.

Baker and VanMeter

have been accepted into Shawnee Community College’s nursing school program. Solomon will

pursue an associate of science degree at SCC. McClellan plans to attend the radiology program at West Kentucky Community and Technical College.

The class’ other honor students were Blake Ryan, Mady Dillow, Tyler Lang and Adria Hamilton.

The remainder of the 2021 Century senior class is: Drake Biggerstaff, Elizabeth Bridges, Brooke Gordan, Jeremy McComas, Dalton Reichert, Cooper Gotway, David Crosier, Gino Helms, Ronnie Corzine, Jacob Jones, Hallie Casper, Lance Smith, Davion Barnett, Edward Kinsey, Steve Bennett, Mackenize Elsner, Preslee Gasser, Alexis Kissner and LaQuan Sharp.

The recognition of the Class of 2021 began Thursday, May 13, with Senior Scholarship Night. Superintendent Landon Sommer welcomed parents to recognize the $92,000 scholarships their children received.

Senior Scholarship recipients

• Debra Baker — SCC Valedictorian Scholarship; SCC SIDEZ Willard Murrie Scholarship; Century Federation of Teachers Scholarship; and Grace C. Clark Project Scholarship.

• Madelyn Dillow — SCC Scholarship.

• Adria Hamilton — Southern Illinois University Carbondale Counselors Choice Scholarship and SIUC Saluki Gold Scholarship.

• Arissa McClellan — Malesa Talmage Memorial Scholarship; Grace C. Clark Project Scholarship; and AFSCME Local 415 Scholarship.

• Blake Ryan — SCC Advanced Honors Scholarship; SCC Mr. A Scholarship; Black Diamond Harley-Davidson Scholarship; and Tiffiney Ryan Memorial Scholarship.

• Lance Smith — SCC Holcomb-Kiwanis Scholarship and SCC Baseball Scholarship.

• Jabre Solomon — SCC Valedictorian Scholarship; Tiffiney Ryan Memorial Scholarship; and Ullin Veterans Scholarship.

• Kylee VanMeter — SCC Valedictorian Scholarship; HCEA Scholarship; Bob McIntosh Memorial Scholarship; and Tiffiney Ryan Memorial Scholarship.

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