Schoen, Romeo top of Lanesville class
Lanesville Junior-Senior High School’s class of 2020 has 69 graduates, who will be honored during an in-person commencement ceremony Saturday at 4 p.m. in the high school’s gym. The class had a virtual graduation May 29.
“Despite finishing their high school careers under these pandemic conditions, the class of 2020 will thrive,” principal Steve Morris said. “Over the past four years, members of the class of 2020 have covered the range of academics and athletic accomplishments.
“This class achieved the highest total of college dual credits over the past several years and set a new record with 15 students receiving a Pride/Work Ethic certificate through Prosser Career Education Center.”
Morris, who also serves as the school district’s superintendent, said the class “exhibited the traits of resilience, grit and determination prior to the abrupt ending of the school year. This class bonded and enjoyed several pitch-in lunches throughout the year.
“From their example, the class of 2020 has shown great spirit, enthusiasm and togetherness for the rest of the school to follow,” he said.
Valedictorian is Emily Rose Schoen, and salutatorian is Lily Romeo.
“Emily and Lily are outstanding students with impeccable characteristics of scholastic excellence,” Morris said. “Both lead by example and exemplify doing things the right way. Each established a record of academic achievement on the highest level and participated in multiple extracurricular and co-curricular activities.
“Based on their career plans, both young ladies exemplify wonderful goals and service to others,” he said.
Emily is the daughter of Tammy and Randy Schoen of Corydon. She will attend Vincennes University with plans to earn a degree in elementary special education.
At Lanesville, she played tennis, was a cheerleader, participated in band and was a member of National Honor Society, Renaissance Club and Academic Bowl.
Her honors included being a Hoosiers Girls State delegate and participant of the Youth Leadership Harrison County program. She received the academic achievement award all four years.
Lily is the daughter of Lisa and Nick Romeo of Lanesville. She will attend Asbury University in Wilmore, Ky., to major in accounting with a non-profit emphasis and minor in Spanish.
At Lanesville, she was a member of the band (four years), National Honor Society (two years), Fellowship of Christian Athletes (four years), softball team (four years), basketball team (one year), cross-country team (one year) and a Youth Leadership Harrison County participant.
Her honors include SAC All-Conference player (2018) for softball, maintaining a 3.0 and higher GPA for four years and receiving the Henry Clay Morrison Scholarship from Asbury University to cover 75% of her tuition.