BHS, Enterprise, Bogue Chitto prepare for graduation
Students from three area schools will celebrate their last milestone in grade school Friday as they prepare for the future.
Friday at 6:30 p.m. at the school’s gymnasium, 47 students will graduate from Enterprise Attendance Center. Thirteen of those graduates are Mississippi Scholars. Eleven are graduating with honors, having earned a cumulative academic average between 90 and 94.99. Four are graduating with highest honors having earned a cumulative academic average of 95 or above.
The valedictorian for Enterprise’s 2015 graduating class is Nicole Rutland. Daughter of Wayne and Dana Rutland, Rutland finished her senior year as president of the Beta Club, president of Student Council and was involved with the academic team and manager of the basketball team. Over her four years Rutland was also involved with softball and dance. Rutland will be attending The University of Mississippi after graduation.
The salutatorian for Enterprise’s 2015 graduating class is Michael King. King is the son of Craig and Peggy King. King’s high school career involved Beta Club, Robotics and Future Business Leaders of America. King will be attending Mississippi State University after graduation.
“This class is a very memorable group. I don’t know if I’ve see any other class have more fun in the past four years than I’ve seen this class have,” Enterprise Attendance Center Principal Shannon Eubanks said. “They have a lot of potential. The world is in front of them and I expect great things from them.”
At 8 p.m., 38 students will walk across the stage at Bogue Chitto Attendance Center’s gymnasium. Twenty of those graduates will graduate with honors and 18 will gradate as Mississippi Scholars.
Bogue Chitto’s valedictorian is Matthew Jordan Black and the school’s salutatorian is Nicholas Keith Parker.
“Out of 38, 18 are the oldest one in their family. Eleven of them are the baby of the family,” Principal of Bogue Chitto Attendance Center Mickey Myers said explaining how this is a big time for many families and parents. “In the K through 12 setting we get to watch them grow up. What makes this class special was that it was my wife’s last class. Nine students of this class were in her kindergarten class.”
Also taking the step into the next chapter of their lives Friday are 161 graduates from Brookhaven High School. Forty-four students will gradate as Mississippi Scholars, 33 will be graduating with honors and 14 will graduate with special honors.
BHS’s valedictorian is Ali Elizabeth Evans. Daniel Christian Forehand is BHS’s salutatorian.
“This is a great group of kids,” BHS Principal David C. Martin said.
He said the class really grew close together through the tragedy they’ve faced this year, referring to the deaths of classmates Shaquan and Jevonta Dickey. He said BHS is looking forward to what they accomplish in the future.