NEIGHBORS >> Class of 2006
Leader staff writer
Badgers, Panthers, Jackrabbits and Lions, oh my!
Cabot, Beebe and Lonoke high schools held their graduations on Friday night, while Searcy High School held its on May 13.
Beebe’s and Lonoke’s were held on the school football fields, while Cabot’s was at Alltel Arena.
One-hundred and sixty-one seniors graduated from Beebe High School. Dr. Belinda Shook, superintendent of the Beebe School District, gave the welcome address.
Valedictorian Tiffany Bullard gave a speech titled “The Unforgiving Minute.” Salutatorian Jacob Burns’ speech was called “Continuing the Quest.” The two were also named as Highest Honor Students.
Other honor students from Beebe High School are Kayla Renee Brown, Kayla Christine Cooper, Spencer Ray Davis, Amy Christine Evans, Lara Ann Foreman, Brandin Matthew Gibbons, Ryan Joseph Lee Goodman, Dustin Lee Lavender, Brittney Lynn Lercher, Christipher Morrissey, Kathryn Elizabeth Quick, Caleb Heath Price, Hailey Marie Pruitt, Heather Lynn Reid, Juli Renee Sowell, John Andrew Webb and Ashley Nicole Yingling.
A student who has a 3.25 to a 3.99 grade point average in a core curriculum is considered a graduate with honors. Those with 4.0 GPA or above graduate with highest honors, according to counselor Carla Choate.
At Cabot High School’s graduation, 482 seniors were listed as graduates. Valedictorian Tyler Bartels and salutatorian James Ryan Madding spoke at the commencement ceremony.
The school’s Air Force Junior ROTC presented the colors before the ceremony began.
Cabot had 88 honor graduates in the class of 2006. They are: Jason Aist, Brittany Allison, Nicholas Amis, Lauren Bailey, Tyler Bartels, Jessica Beaulieu, Melissa Bishop, Daniel Bizzell, Brian Bopp, Jonathan Boyd, Jennifer Bradley, Billie Branscum, Camron Browning, Cara Coker, Jessica Cowart, Kayla Cox, Melissa Curtis, Lauren Daniels, Christina DeClerk, Emily Dixon, Tiffany Duhamel, Amanda Ehlers, Mika Emerson, Tisha Flud, Matthew Ford, Heather Forester, Kevin Frey, Daniel Gates and Bettye George.
Other honor graduates are Michael Gertsch, Chad Glover, Stephanie Hamm, Christi Hankins, Lauren Harrington, Jessica Hazeslip, Loni Hefner, Jason Hill, Jonathan Hill, Lauren Hopkins, Megan Houston, Cody Jackson, Jessica Jervis, Courtney Jones, Mary Jones, Kari Kihal, Katie Knox, William Kruse, Joshua Lieblong, Danielle Lovellette, Michael Lowry, James Madding, Shelli Mann, Brian Martinez, Brittany Matthews, Mallory Morgan, Seth Murdoch, Anthony Nelson and Kara Patterson.
Also named as honor graduates are Ashley Payne, Kristen Phelps, Madeline Phillips, Jolene Pitt, Ashlee Powell, Colton Roberts, Sarah Roberts, Candace Rodman, Christopher Rodriguez, Raney Rogers, Andy Roller, Taylor Self, Brady Sharp, Michael Sherer, Melissa Simmons, Kimberly Sitzmann and Jeanette Thompson.
Honor graduates also included Seth Thomson, Tyler Troutman, Joseph Tyree, Samantha Walker, Shannon Walker, Jessica Walton, Whitney Watkins, Brent Weeks, Cody Wilson, Abby Wisniewski and Brett Yother.
Lonoke High School graduated 128 students including two exchange students – one from France and one from Spain.
Valedictorian Charlotte Amelia Muse and salutatorian Ashley Lauren Lynch spoke at the event. Muse was also selected as a “Highest Honor” student. Other honor students, earning a grade point average of 3.50 for 3 1/2 years, were Neill Fletcher Bennett, Matthew David Bryant, Whitney Paige Burgess, Samuel Tanner Burks, Sterling Douglas Burns, John Ryan Cater, Clay David Chambless, Walter Thomas Ellis, Meaghen Deyan Kelleybrew, Frank Nicholas Kraus, Jr., Ashley Lauren Lynch, Leigh Erin McAlister, Nicole Danielle McCoy, Matthew James Miller, Billy Duane Paschal, Jr., Andrew Seth Pennington, Landon Bryce Pool, Nathaniel Wesley Russell, Jasmine Lasha Scott, Lindsey Marie Skinner, Lydia Faye Skinner, Kristy Nicole Smith and Rebecca Lynn Thompson.
Searcy High School graduated 192 seniors on May 13.
Valedictorian was Marisa Kaitlyn Smith, and salutatorian was Lindley Ann Moore. Honor graduates were Elyssa Jean Doom, Kayla Renee Anderson, Veronika Pavlovna Polskaya, Amber Fay Murphy, Logan Allen McLain, Mary Cathryn Reeves, Lauren O’Neal Wiseman, Savannah Leigh Adams, Hannah Ashley Davis, Maeve Nicole Kamerman, Kyle Alan Bruxvoort, Rhianna Lachelle Richards, Ashley Nicole Powell, Estrellita Jasmin Goss, Josiah Mark Letchworth, Keith Allen Hatfield, Meagan Denae Celsor, Lindsey Nicole Walker, Gary Morgan Overstreet, Rebekah Dianne Pasley, Skye Rochelle Phillips, Ryan Michael Hoyle, Allyson Rhenee Gladden, Hannah Elizabeth Woods, Heather Danielle Holden, Robert Scott Hudgins, Earl James Stracener and David Elliott Baird.