3 share valedictorian honors at South
South Central Junior-Senior High School gave out its diplomas virtually on June 7 with plans to have an in-person ceremony Friday, July 10, at 7 p.m. at South Harrison Park near Elizabeth.
“This is a great group of students with exceptional potential,” Principal Mark Black said. “As I reflected on each student individually, the genuine personal quality of each student is tremendous, and it is amazing that so many are clustered in one group.”
South Central had three valedictorians this year: Caden Dean Cunningham, Annabelle Jean Faith and Alyssa Beth Pumphrey.
“We have graduates headed in all different directions, from college to work and the military,” Black said. “Our class leadership set the stage for a class of leaders, and I have nothing but optimism for each and every graduate.
“Again, congratulations, South Central seniors, and best of luck.”
Caden is the son of Chris and Leanne Cunningham of Elizabeth. He plans to attend Purdue University for exploratory studies.
At South Central, he was a member of the tennis, basketball and golf teams. He also was a member of National Honor Society, 4-H and the Big Brother Big Sister organization.
His honors and awards include the Pride Award, Academic Honors diploma, Technical Honors diploma, Indiana Basketball All-State Academic Honorable Mention and South Central High School Building Our Future Award.
Annabelle is the daughter of Travis and Mary Faith of Elizabeth. She plans to attend the University of Evansville to pursue a degree in secondary education with a specialization in English.
At South Central, she was a member of the volleyball, basketball, tennis and softball teams. She belonged to the National Honor Society, Student Council, Model UN and the Indiana High School Athletic Association Student Leadership Team. She was also the senior class treasurer.
Her honors and awards include Academic All-State for volleyball and softball, All-Conference Volleyball, All-Sectional Volleyball and Basketball, Pride Award, Integrity Award, DAR Good Citizenship Award and Hoosier Girls State.
Alyssa is the daughter of Beth Simpson of Elizabeth. She plans to attend Indiana University Southeast for pre-dental courses and then the University of Louisville for dental school.
At South Central, she was a member of the volleyball team, National Honor Society and Student Council. Her honors and awards include the Pride Award, Technical Honors and National Technical Honors.