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CCHS graduates 36 summa cum laude

CCHS graduates 36 summa cum laude CCHS graduates 36 summa cum laude

The class of 2020 at Corydon Central High School has 173 graduates, who will be honored during an in-person commencement ceremony Saturday at 7 p.m. on the school’s football field. (A virtual graduation took place June 7.)

“This was a very motivated group with great leadership skills,” principal Keith Marshall said. “I am disappointed that their ‘school year’ was cut short due to the coronavirus. I missed seeing and interacting with them on a daily basis.”

Marshall said the co-valedictorians were driven and goal oriented.

“This was an eclectic group with many talents,” he said. “That will serve them well in their future endeavors.”

Thirty-six students earned a grade-point average of 4.0 or higher, graduating summa cum laude. They are:

CCHS graduates 36 summa cum laudeAlton Jeffrey Adams, of Corydon, son of Michelle Adams and Jeffrey Adams. He participated in basketball, tennis, track, Student Council, National Honor Society and Chess Club. He earned academic and technical honors diplomas and was awarded the governor’s PRIDE/work ethic certificate. He will attend Purdue University and pursue a doctorate in pharmacy.

 

 

 

CCHS graduates 36 summa cum laudePeyton Stone Adams, of Corydon, son of Brian Adams and Jennifer Adams. He participated in Chess, Industrial Arts and Robotics clubs as well as tennis. He earned the Panther Gold award (two years) and math award in ninth grade. He will attend Purdue University to pursue a degree in engineering.

 

 

 

CCHS graduates 36 summa cum laudeSarah Marie Bailey, daughter of Kenny and Angie Bailey of Corydon. She participated in cross-country, track and field, National Honor Society, Student Council, Renaissance Steering Committee and NCAA ambassadors. Awards earned include the Scholar Athlete, Panther Gold, Cross Country Varsity Athletic, Track and Field Varsity Athletic, French III, Cross Country Sportsmanship, Cross Country MVP and All-State Honors for track and field. She will attend Georgetown College in Kentucky, where she will be a part of the cross-country and track and field team while pursuing a degree in exercise science.

 

 

CCHS graduates 36 summa cum laudeCaroline Boman, daughter of Beth and Marc Boman of Corydon. She participated in Student Council, the Academic Super Bowl, National Honor Society, Unified Track & Field, Renaissance, Spanish Club and Youth Leadership Harrison County. She received the Lilly Endowment Scholarship, Next Generation Hoosier Educators Scholarship and Panther Gold award. She will attend Indiana Wesleyan University in Marion and study Spanish education.

 

 

 

CCHS graduates 36 summa cum laudeKierstin Bailey Burres, of Corydon, daughter of Wayne Burres and Karissa Benjamin. She was a member of the Spirit Club (four years), Spanish Club (two years), Multicultural Club (one year), National Honor Society (two years), basketball (three years) and tennis (two years) and received the Panther Gold award and Basketball Scholar Athlete award. She will attend Ivy Tech Community College to study nursing.

 

 

 

CCHS graduates 36 summa cum laude

Dereje Isaac Carl, son of Mark and Sarah Carl of Corydon. He participated in the Chess Club and National Honor Society. He will attend Western Kentucky University to study geology.

 

 

 

 

CCHS graduates 36 summa cum laudeEmily Michelle Cobb, daughter of April and Troy Cobb of Corydon. She participated in National Honor Society (two years), SADD (two years), Student Council (two years) and Spirit Club (four years). She received the Panther Gold award, ISTEP+ Pass Plus award for math and English/Language Arts, the mathematics department award and the Human Development/Interpersonal Relations award. She will attend Indiana University Southeast to study nursing.

 

 

CCHS graduates 36 summa cum laudeSidney Cook, daughter of Ann and Dan Cook of Corydon. She participated in Spirit Club, cheerleading, golf and track and field and attended Prosser Career Education Center. Honors include Mid-Southern Indiana High School All-Conference (2018-19 and 2019-20), Varsity Athletic Award for golf (2018-19, 2019-20), for track and field (2018-19) and for cheer (2018-19), IHSGCA girls’ golf Academic All-State Team Honorable Mention (2019), cheerleading certificate (2018-19), Academic Recognition award, track and field Newcomer Award (2019) and Certificate of Academic Honor (2019-20). She plans t work in a dental office for two years and then earned a EDDA certification at the University of Louisville. She may later attend the University of Louisville to study dental hygiene.

 

CCHS graduates 36 summa cum laudeJoelle Anna Cox, daughter of Gene and Janet Cox of Corydon. She participated in swimming, tennis and National Honor Society for two years, Spirit Club, Student Council, Renaissance and yearbook (junior editor in ninth grade and editor in chief in 12th grade) for four years, was class treasurer in ninth grade and class secretary in 12th grade. She received the Panther Gold award (three years), the All-Conference 400-yard Freestyle Relay and All-Conference 200-yard Freestyle Relay awards (two years), Honorable Mention 200-yard Freestyle and Honorable Mention 100-yard Freestyle Relay awards (one year) and was part of the principal’s Rotary selection. She received direct admit to the O’Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs at Indiana University and hopes to become a lawyer.

 

CCHS graduates 36 summa cum laudeJaciel Ulises Diaz Garcia, of Corydon, son of Desiderio Diaz Canseco and Aracely Garcia Flores. His activities included the soccer team, marching band, Academic Bowl, drumline, jazz band, pep band and National Honor Society. He received the 21st Century Scholarship, the governor’s Pride/work ethic certificate and Workeys platinum level certification. He will attend Indiana University to study political science and philosophy.

 

 

CCHS graduates 36 summa cum laudeCody Allen Durbin, son of Billie and Tim Durbin of Corydon. He participated in the Industrial Arts, Robotics and Chess clubs, National Honor Society and Math Academic Bowl. He received the Purdue Presidential and Civil Engineering Advisory Council scholarships and the Robert and Mary Williams Scholarship and was an Eagle Scout. He will attend Purdue University to major in civil engineering.

 

 

 

CCHS graduates 36 summa cum laudeMarley Jo Elder, daughter of Paul and Kelly Elder of Corydon. She participated in soccer (five years, served as varsity captain), Industrial Arts Club (two years) and Old Capitol Saddle Club. She received the governor’s PRIDE/work ethic certificate, Rotary Club Outstanding Senior Award, Panther Gold award (four years) and the CTE/EC Housing Scholarship and Honors Diploma Scholarship from Vincennes University, where she plans to study automotive technology and collision repair.

 

 

CCHS graduates 36 summa cum laudeJacob Eve, son of David and Maureen Eve of Corydon. He participated in basketball, track and field, tennis, Student Council, the Chess and Spirit clubs and National Honor Society. He received Academic All-State Honorable Mention (basketball), Scholar Athlete Award, MSC All-Conference (track and field), Physics Award and was junior class vice president. He will attend Rose Human Institute of Technology to major in mechanical engineering.

 

 

CCHS graduates 36 summa cum laudeKatherine Olivia Fessel, daughter of Susan and Chris Fessel of Corydon. She played basketball (four years), volleyball (three years) and softball (two years) and was a member of Spirit Club (four years) and National Honor Society (two years). She received the Health Science Academic Award (junior year), Sportsmanship Award (senior year) and Pride Athlete Award (junior year) both for volleyball and Panther Gold award (four years). She will attend Ball State University to major in nursing with hopes of becoming a nurse practitioner.

 

 

CCHS graduates 36 summa cum laudeAudrey Goodpaster, daughter of Amy and Trey Goodpaster of Corydon. She participated in a community service project (junior year), received the Panther Gold award (four years), the Spanish III Academic Award and earned an Academic Honors certificate. She will attend Indiana University to study environmental ethics and justice.

 

 

 

CCHS graduates 36 summa cum laudeJackson Lee Gum, of Corydon, son of Jennifer Shireman and Steve Gum. He participated in football, track, National Honor Society, Student Council, Robotics, Industrial Arts, Chess and SHCSC Travel clubs, Youth Leadership Harrison County and Boy Scouts, earning the rank of Eagle. He received the governor’s PRIDE certificate, Math Academic Departmental Award (10th grade), Panther Gold award, 2019 Mid-Southern Conference Team champion, Most Improved Football Player award, Gold, Bronze and Silver Eagle palms and served as a senior patrol leader and was a National Youth Leadership Training graduate. He will attend Purdue University to pursue a doctorate degree in pharmacy.

 

CCHS graduates 36 summa cum laudeKatelyn Marie Hamann, daughter of Paul and Laura Hamann of Corydon. She participated in theatre, choir, National Honor Society and Student Council. She received the Daughters of the American Revolution Good Citizen award, was a Hugh O’Brian Youth Leader and WLC alumna and an American Legion Auxiliary Hoosier Girls State attendee. She received direct admit to the School of Education at Indiana University, where she will major in visual arts education.

 

 

CCHS graduates 36 summa cum laudeEmily Harbaugh, daughter of Bob and Nicki Harbaugh of Corydon. She participated in golf, basketball, softball, National Honor Society, Student Athlete Leadership team and Spirit Club. She received the girls’ golf MVP award (senior year), All-Conference Golf award (two years), All-Conference General Mention award, All-State Academic Honorable Mention (two years), Mental Attitude award (2018), Golf Scholar Athlete award (2019) and Sportsmanship award (2018). She will attend the University of Southern Indiana to study dental hygiene.

 

 

CCHS graduates 36 summa cum laudeJordan Anthony Harris, son of Jason and Keisha Harris of Corydon. He participated in football, track, Chess and Spirit clubs and National Honor Society and earned Academic Honors and Technical Honors diplomas. He will attend the University of Louisville to study mechanical engineering.

 

 

 

CCHS graduates 36 summa cum laudeJoshua Lee Hill, of Mauckport, son of Bethany Luther and Christopher Hill. He participated in track (ninth grade), football (10th grade), Chess, Spirit and Robotics clubs and National Honor Society. His honors include the Student Athlete award (freshman), Panther Gold award (four years), pre-calculus departmental award (11th grade), Homecoming Court member (freshman) and a Principal’s Rotary Selection member (12th grade). He will attend the University of Louisville to major in computer science and engineering.

 

 

CCHS graduates 36 summa cum laudeJessie Mae Johnson, daughter of Bob and Caren Johnson of Corydon. She participated in volleyball, basketball, track and field, FFA (served as president) and Spirit Club. She received the Panther Gold award, agriculture award, Varsity Volleyball MVP award, State FFA degree and was a member of the Academic All-State, All-District and Mid-Southern Conference All-Conference volleyball teams and Academic All-State Honorable Mention Basketball team and was sectional champion for the 400-meter dash. She will attend cosmetology school in Fort Worth, Texas.

 

 

CCHS graduates 36 summa cum laudeMelissa Joy King, daughter of Emily and Jeff King of Corydon. She participated in swimming, track and field, National Honor Society and Spirit Club. She received the Panther Gold award (four years), Varsity Athlete award (three years), 12 All-Conference titles, HCCF Building Our Future scholarship and the Paul Ogle Scholars Fund. She will attend Indiana University Southeast to major in biology.

 

 

 

CCHS graduates 36 summa cum laudeHannah Ambrosia Lemmel, daughter of Sandi and David Lemmel of Corydon. She participated in National Honor Society, Spirit Club, soccer and wrestling and earned Academic and Technical Honors diplomas. She earned a pre-nursing CT from Ivy Tech Community College, Certified Nursing Assistant certification and received the David L. Rice Merit, Carl and Peggy Byerly 4-H/FFA, Jonathan Delaney Dickerson Memorial and Carl and Wilma Ott Family scholarships. She will attend the University of Southern Indiana to study nursing.

 

 

CCHS graduates 36 summa cum laudeAddison Mathes, daughter of Beth and Josh Mathes of Corydon. She did ballet at the Louisville Ballet School and participated in Student Council, National Honor Society and Book and Chess clubs. She received the Panther Gold award and will be a studio company member at the Louisville Ballet.

 

 

 

CCHS graduates 36 summa cum laudeAshlee Layne Miller, of Mauckport, daughter of Tammy Miller and Michael Miller. She participated in volleyball, Academic Super Bowl and National Honor Society. She received the Panther Gold, National Honor Society, Academic Super Bowl State Champion and Outstanding Scholastic Achievement awards. She is a direct admit to the College of Arts and Sciences at Indiana University to study neuroscience.

 

 

 

CCHS graduates 36 summa cum laudeNicole Rae Nance, daughter of Kevin and Jessica Nance of Corydon. She was a member of National Honor Society and Student Council (two years) and Math Academic Super Bowl (one year). She received the Panther Gold award (three years) and French department award (ninth grade) and will attend Indiana University Southeast to major in mathematics.

 

 

 

CCHS graduates 36 summa cum laudeJacob Ross, son of Larry and Mary Ross of Corydon. He participated in cross-country, track and field, Academic Super Bowl, Industrial Arts Club and Chess Club (co-founder) and concert and jazz bands. He earned an Academic Honors diploma, received the 9th Grade English Award, 10th Grade Spanish Award, 11th Grade AP Language and Composition Award, was a Indiana Association of School Principals Academic All-Stars nominee and is a Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Seminary graduate. He will attend Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, and study economics then attend law school.

 

 

CCHS graduates 36 summa cum laudeSydnie Leigh Schreck, daughter of Brian and Jayme Schreck of Corydon. She participated in tennis, Spirit Club, Student Council, National Honor Society, volleyball and Future Business Leaders of America. She was class president (junior and senior years), Future Business Leaders of America vice president and earned an Academic Honors diploma. She received the governor’s PRIDE/work ethic certificate, the Arthur and Lois Berlin, Yvonne Fessel Panther Athletic, Vision Quest and Josh Long Memorial scholarships. She is a direct admit to the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University, where she will study marketing.

 

 

CCHS graduates 36 summa cum laudeJaiden Elise Jane Taylor, of Corydon, daughter of John Taylor and Shelly Taylor. She participated in tennis, Student Council, Book Club, National Honor Society and was a Principal Selection to Rotary Club. She received the Tennis Scholar Athlete award and will attend Kentucky Wesleyan College in Owensboro to major in zoology.

 

 

 

CCHS graduates 36 summa cum laudeErica R. Wood, daughter of Phillip and Kristina Wood of Mauckport. She was a member of concert, jazz and pep bands, swim team (four years, setting two school swim records), track and field team, All-State Concert Band, Louisville Youth Orchestra and National Honor Society (two years) and competed in the Indiana State School Music Association District and State Solo and Ensemble competitions (four years), earning 10 state gold ratings. She received the Panther Gold award (four years) and math, science and history department awards. She will attend Ball State University to study music and flute performance with a concentration in classical studies.

 

CCHS graduates 36 summa cum laudeIsabella Yonkers, daughter of Shannon and Jacob Yonkers of Corydon. She was a member of the soccer team, pep band, Science and Art Academic Bowl teams, FFA, National Honor Society, Student Council and the Book and Art clubs. She received the Panther Gold award, Health Department, Scholar Athlete and Sportsmanship awards, FFA greenhand and FFA chapter degree and was an Academic Bowl state finalist and Academic All-State Honorable Mention. She will attend Ball State University to major in telecommunications.

 

Students who did not complete their questionnaire were Nicholas Franchville, Ezekiel Hansen, Connor Hedges, Max Hendryx and Cierra Smith.

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