Editor’s note: The Journal-Tribune wants to celebrate the success of local high school students from the community and tell their story.
As the students graduate from high school, there are always a few that go above and beyond the others and we want to acknowledge their achievement.
Below is a listing of Marysville’s valedictorians. Included in that list are Celia Soller and Emma Rice, who were the number one and two students in the class.
The Marysville School District has named its top scholars for the 2017-18 school year.
This will be the first year that graduates will come from the Marysville High School (MHS) and the four-year-old Marysville Early College High School (MECHS). A total of 65 students have been named valedictorians for the class, 42 from MHS and 23 from MECHS.
According to the district website, valedictorians will be any student with at 4.1 GPA or above through seven semesters. Other designations include Summa Cum Laude: 4.0 and above, Magna Cum Laude: 3.750 to 3.999, and Cum Laude: 3.500 to 3.749.
The graduation ceremony is scheduled for Saturday at 7 p.m. in the football stadium, but will move to the gymnasium in the event of inclement weather.
Two Valedictorians will be selected to speak at commencements, selected from candidates who submit an application and speech to a panel of teachers, who in turn make the selections.
Listed below are valedictorians from the two schools, including the names of their parents and college they will be attending.
Marysville High School
Celia Soller, Patrick and Trina Soller, The Ohio State University
Emma Rice, Anne and Randy Rice, Ohio University
Adetokunbo Adeoye, Yetunde Durodola-Anderson, Martins Adeoye and Dominic Anderson, University of Chicago
Grace Alsop, Brad and Jill Alsop, Ball State University
Blythe Atzbach, Chris and Angie Atzbach, The Ohio State University
Kasondra Bayliss, Keith and Ali Bayliss, The Ohio State University
Sara Berkland, Curtis and Linda Berkland, Indiana University
Rachel Brown, Craig and Kristin Brown, Cedarville University
Emily Caltrider , Justin and Heather Caltrider, Miami University
Peyton Cooper, J.R. and Erin Cooper, Columbia College Chicago
Lindsey Elchert, Jim and Becky Elchert, University of Dayton
Faith Engle, Leroy Engle and Holly Stewart, Lewis University
Morgan Forney, Scott and Beth Forney, Mount Vernon Nazarene University
Sierra Gaetano, Tracie and David Gaetano Jr., Columbus State Community College
Kaylee Griffith, Eric Griffith and Juanita Jackson,University of Findlay
Katherine Hazelbaker, Matt and Amy Hazelbaker, University of Kentucky
Madison Heflin, Bryant Heflin and Lisa Wargo, Mount Vernon Nazarene University
Olivia Herzog, Eric and Kathy Herzog, The Ohio State University
Madeline Kaifas, Steve and Michelle Kaifas, John Carroll University
Jarrett Karnes, Shane and Jill Karnes, University of Cincinnati
Cameron Kramer, Ryan and Kelly Kramer, The Ohio State University
Parker Kuzma, Karen Kuzma and the late Frank Kuzma, The Ohio State University
McKinzi Lee, Gregory and Christi Lee, The Ohio State University
Kyleigh Luke, Ryan Luke and Holly Young, The Ohio State University
Taylor Marble, Ted and Tiffany Marble, Bowling Green State University
Sydney Marquis, Theodore and Sara Marquis, Kent State University
Jacob Marsh, David and Tina Marsh, Princeton University
Olivia Martin, Christopher and Jennifer Martin, Bowling Green State University
Rebecca Mohr, Matt and Karen Mohr, University of Cincinnati
Sarah O’Neil, Randy and Kimberly O’Neil, The Ohio State University
Joseph Patterson III, Joe and Vickie Patterson, Ohio Wesleyan University
Sarah Paul, James and Stacy Paul, The Ohio State University
Victoria Peachey, Brett Peachey and Christy Miller, Kent State University
Hope Powers, Steve and Jamie Powers, University of Findlay
Alexandra Rioch, Tim Dawson and Krista Rioch-Dawson, University of Cincinnati
Thomas Rush, T.R. and Lana Rush, University of Minnesota
Samuel Shroyer, Lyle and Lori Shroyer, United States Military Academy
Kaleb Shultz, John and Jody Shultz, Notre Dame College
Brinnen Smith, Stephen and Divena Smith, The King’s College
Kathryn VanHoose, Nathan and Julie VanHoose, Western Kentucky University
Anna Weigand, Adam and Carrie Weigand, University of Cincinnati
Sadie Yost, Chris and Annette Yost, University of Cincinnati
Marysville Early College High School
Nicholas Bowers, Michael and Jennifer Bowers, Bowling Green State University
Matthew Chalmers, Reed Chalmers, Chris and Sharee Godley, Miami University
Cannon Daniel, Mickie Daniel-Scheiderer and Aaron Scheiderer, Jacob Daniel, University of Findlay
Jacob Dickman, Shayne and John Bauer, Brian Dickman, University of Cincinnati
Ian Dye, James and Jennifer Dye, The Ohio State University
Majestik Emery, Nicole Warneke, Leslie Toliver, Moore College of Art & Design
Lindsay Fetherolf, Jeff and Tracy Fetherolf, Wittenberg University
Haden Fluharty, Chad and Theresa Fluharty, The Ohio State University
Danielle George, David and Joyce George,University of Kentucky
Anne Grimm, Robert and Tracy Grimm, The Ohio State University
Christopher Kason Hill, Russell and Michelle Hill, The Ohio State University
Garrett Hosterman, Tim Hosterman, The Ohio State University
Charsey Johnson, Letitia Rayl, Craig Johnson, University of Kentucky
Matthew Johnstone, Bruce and Marlene Johnstone Virginia Military Institute
Rachel Ladefoged, Chris and Cena Ladefoged, The Ohio State University
Kathryn Lashley, Phillip and Theresa Lashley, The Ohio State University
Paige Lewis, Greg and Stacy Lewis, Ohio Northern University
Everett Hunter Lowe, Ed and Heather Lowe, University of Cincinnati
Keely Mankins, Diane Mankins, University of Kentucky
Addyson Miller-Brown, Tammy Miller and Kara Brown, Ohio Dominican University
Jakob Piper, Chris and Nichole Piper, The Ohio State University
Rachel Sievers, Thomas and Marianne Sievers, Earlham College
Sydney Willey, Anthony and Casey Willey, The Ohio State University
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