The Fort Gibson High School Class of 2010 will have 23 students on the front row of top scholars at commencement exercises this year, said Principal Gary Sparks.
That’s the most at the top of the class in several years.
The top scholars are divided into three groups: Honors, high honors and highest honors. This year’s class leader has a grade point average of 4.33, he said.
“You could have a 4.28 grade point average and not even get a mention (as a top scholar) in this class,” Sparks said.
“It’s a really good class that’s worked really hard on their grades,” he said. “This class is very goal-oriented, very scholarship driven.”
Graduating with honors are:
Highest honors — Scott Moses, Bailey Brown and Alexandria Agee.
High honors — Andrea Brestel, Sara Steele and Christine McAlpine.
Honors — Andrew Stills, Megan Lindsay, Caydon Cole, Cale Parnell, Jesse Doyle, Cassie Freeling, Stephanie Castor, Katelyn Coombes, Delaney Tusia, Keith Goodwin, Cody Jaynes, Rachel Lawhorn, Blake Parisotto, Evan Macareno, Thomas Barrow and Chellsiah Clark.
Fort Gibson High School does not name a valedictorian or salutatorian but lists all its honor students as graduating first in their class, Sparks said. This allows more students to share the academic spotlight and opens the door for more scholarship opportunities.
In addition to the top scholars, there are several more outstanding students with 4.0 grade point averages right behind them, Sparks said.
This class has nearly 140 students scheduled for graduation in ceremonies at 7 p.m. May 21 in the Harrison Field House.
Class awards will be handed out in an honors assembly at 7 p.m. Monday in the high school auditorium.
Other students in the class of 2010:
Cody Abbott, Zachary Adams, Tanner Alberty, Cody Alfred, Tyler Allbery, Megan Bain, Deborah Ballew, Austin Benjamin, Cole Berkenbile, James Bowel, Cameron Branch, Chassid Brandon, Cody Brown, Jordan Bull, Jonathan Brunet, Chelsea Buse, Johanna Butz, Kasey Byrd, Ashley Carman and Braden Carr.
Glenn Carrell, Blake Chandler, Dylan Chastain, Nichole Clark, Kayla Cole, Kacy Cook, Samantha Cooper, Ashtyn Corrothers, Lacey Coy, Chelsea Crittenden, Carissa Crutchfield, Claudia Cubillos, Zachary Deason, Billy Devor, Christian Dixon, Kinsey Dortch, Kelsi Downing, Michel Dray, Allen Farrow, Jessica Flournoy.
Jacob Ford, Courtney Gaston, Brandon Geisler, Brittney Gerdes, Jacob Greer, Aaron Grounds, Gustavo Guzman, Colby Hardin, Benjamin Hedin, Kyle Hickey, Jordan Hitt, Ashlie Horton, Dylan Hunter, Lauren Irons, Kady Johnson, Zachary Kelley, Meghan Kizzia, Kyle Landers, Martiza Leal, Montana Leal, Miranda Lee.
Mekiah Lyons, Devin Martin, Dana Martinez, Kayla Menie, Aaron Miller, Taylor Mills, Amber Mullen, Savannah Murray, Rachel Nunez, Jamie Orr, Lacey Osburn, Daphney Owen, Kendall Owen, Caitlin Parker, Jackie Parker, Frederick Peoples, Halei Phipps, Ashlee Pike, Chasady Radebaugh.
Camille Ragsdale, James Ratterree, Austin Reed, David Resecker, Keely Richey, Taylor Richey, Tiffany Russell, Mathew Schrader, Clinton Scott, James Shoemake, Katie Shoemake, Jesse Short, Adam Smith, Brittany Smith, Cheyenne Smith, Courtnie Smith, Kelsey Smith, Hailey Sparks, William Stacy, Michael Stapleton, Mikki Stone, Gregory Stowers, Tina Tabers, Parker Tate, Thomas Taylor, Amber Thompson, Julie Tidmore, Morgan Tipton, Keven Turner, Jacob Vandiver, Simitri Vaughn, Vance Vickery, William Waltrip, Casey West, Sharmin West, Zachary Yates.