Chatham’s high schools celebrate graduation

BY ZACHARY HORNER, News + Record Staff
Posted 6/14/19

Over the last few weeks, Chatham County has seen a lot of high school graduates.

At Monday’s Chatham County Board of Education meeting, Superintendent Derrick Jordan said the commencements were …

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Over the last few weeks, Chatham County has seen a lot of high school graduates.

At Monday’s Chatham County Board of Education meeting, Superintendent Derrick Jordan said the commencements were “one of the highlights of the year for me.”

“Just a wonderful, wonderful exciting experience,” Jordan said. “I’m always in awe of our students and how committed to one another they are. They are always willing to clap and pat each other on the back for jobs well done. Just so excited to have engaged in another four commencement ceremonies.”

Here’s a summary of each county public high schools’ graduating class.

Chatham Central High School

The Bears’ Class of 2019 had 97 graduates who received their diplomas June 7 at the Dennis A. Wicker Civic Center in Sanford. Student speakers included Lauren Oldham, Lauren Collins and Jamie Wilson, and the Rev. Carl Thompson Sr. was recognized as the Distinguished Alumni recipient. Graduation marshals were Elizabeth Phillips, Carson Brewer, Cassidy Coldren and Addie Fields.

The graduating class earned $5,751,472 in scholarships and members are attending colleges such as Wake Forest University, UNC-Chapel Hill, N.C. State University, UNC-Greensboro and East Carolina University.

Graduates were: Jaqueline Aguilar Soto, Alejandra Campos Albarran, Lexi Jo Albright, Cameron Cole Allred, Luis Angel Angeles Lopez, Nevaeh Faith Bales, Bailey Nicole Barker, Hannah Brooke Bates, Dariana Daylette Benitez-Manjarrez, Anthony Quentin Blackwelder, Cheyenne Amber Bowman, Randa Josie Branson, Amara Simone Brewer, Angela Cheyanne Brigham, Olivia Aryn Bright, Brandon Lee Brooks, Brittany Michelle Brooks, Isidra Renee Brower, Peyton Mackenzie Burke, Sara Jo Burke, Andrea Bliss Cheek, Erica Lee Cheek, Jarious KeShaun Cheek, Sheyanne Faye Cheek, Lauren Elizabeth Collins, Nautica Naje’ Cotton, Drew Larson Cox, Lucas Ray Cox, Trinity Maria-Min Dean, Jamieon Dashaun Degraffenreaidt, Samuel Ivan Demian, Lofton Garrett Dodson, Savannah Grace Dowdy, Makayla Dawn Downing, Kayleigh Crystal Edwards, Madelyn Doyle Elkins, Angel Dasani Hoku Emery, Emily Paige Ferrell, Avery Tatum Fields, Caden Thomas Fields, Carter Tinsley Fuquay, Jenna Nicole Gilliland, Angelo Richard Jimmy Goldston, Jr, Rachel Ann Hacker, Lauryn Elisabeth Hammer, Megan Nicole Hart, Heather Lynn Hayes, Sierra Denise Headen, Alazei Christina Hernandez, Dalton Randall Hough, Samantha Raleigh Johnson, Yasmine Tatyana Johnson, Grayson Jeremiah Jones, Tyler Cole Josey, Brennan Ella Kearney, Shannon Allen King, Jr., Johnathan Allen Lawson, Melissa Dawn Lima, Patrick Allen Tyler Locklear, Anya Sharlise Marsh, Angel Marie Mashburn, Hayley Elizabeth Mashburn, Moses Isaiah Matthews, Tyson Brent Measamer, Mackenzie Erin Mize, Tyler Chase Murray, Hayden Grant Nall, Magaly Nava, Mark Anthony Reed Noel, Lauren Renee O’Connor, Lauren Brooke Oldham, Elizabeth Ann Phillips, Bryson Hunter Pool, Cristal Ramirez Arzola, Micah Joshua Reisman, Dalton Gentry Richardson, Megan Elliott Rush, Morgan Elliott Rush, Nicole Marie Ryan, Lori Ann Salyers, Gracie Ree Shelton, Ja’Nazia Zanae-Nicole Shoffner, Caleb Eric Logan Staley, Caleb Moses Staley, Jalen Andre Staley, Virginia Ann Stevens, Adaishia Faith Strickland, Marqel David Ta’Bon, Kaitlyn Louise Tyson, Faith Christine Tysor, Cody Lee Van Horn, Hunter Dean White, Cosette Laurie Michelle Wilkie, Krista Blaine Willett, Jamie Ann Wilson, Stephen Michael Wolfe and Mary Amber Worley.

Jordan-Matthews High School

The Siler City-located Jets had 194 graduates in its class of 2019. The graduation ceremony was on June 8 in the school’s gymnasium after being moved from the football field. Student speakers were Yuritzi Ocampo Duarte, Alexandra Ramirez Tinoco, Kyle Dekaney and Jenna Rohaly, and Noemi Mora Marchial received the Distinguished Alumni Award. James Brewer, Lindley Andrew, Jenny Huang, Isabelle Moore, Chandler Matthews, Mackenzie Walters, Logan Dumke, Samuel Murchison, Daniel Santana-Garcia, Rebeca Hernandez-Castellanos and Victor Herrera Morales.

Jordan-Matthews’ seniors earned $3.5 million in scholarships and are attending schools such as Appalachian State University, UNC-Wilmington, University of Tennessee, East Tennessee State University and UNC-Asheville.

The graduates were: Biridiana Anparo Almanza-Balderas, Isaiah Eugene Alston, Lutfiah Alwahishi, Christopher Anguiano Cifuentes, Janet Arciniega, Vanessa Guadalupe Argueta-Flores, Jaymonee’ Unique Artis, Maria Quadalupe Basurto-Allende, Kaitlyn Rose Bellas, Brenda Raquel Benitez, Maria Teresa Benitez Espinoza, Jeremiah Everett Blake, Wendy Yamilette Borrayo, Dustin Robert Bullock, Kevin Rene Cano Ramirez, Joselin Cerna Carias, Samuel Cervantes, Mackenzie Ree Clark, Corrine Elizabeth Collison, Savanna Lynn Cook, Jonathan Cortes Moctezuma, Edgar Cortez Galeana, Dejah Nicole Craven, Ayla Jaipal Davila, Mariana de La Cruz Plata, Javier De La Sancha, Ana Berta de Paz, Kyle Andrew Dekaney, Rivers Stephen Deuling, Cynthia Diaz, Jessica Noemi Diaz, German Eduardo Diaz-Garcia, Johnny Dominguez Zagada, Emma Columbia Drumheller, Guillermo Enrique Duran Berrios, Seirra Marie Edwards, Michael Jonathan Escobar Umanzor, Leslian Marian Esquivel-Lavariega, Erick Estrada, Jonathan Farias, Shani’ya Nasha Faucette, Karen Alexa Figueroa, Alexis Figueroa-Ramirez, Alexis Nicole Flowers, Katelyn Rochelle Forster, Baylee Lynn Fox, Job Daret Galeana, Israel Garcia, Edwin Jose Garcia Alvarez, Eddy Alfredo Giron Dominguez, Jamiyah Monae Gladden, Joslyn Tena Glover, Iris Vanesa Gonzalez Padilla, Joel Enrique Gonzalez-Ramirez, Aaron McKinney Goodwin, Brandon Aaron Guerrero Jaimes, Richard Austin Gunter, Karsyn Brooke Hall, Jennifer Joelly Henderson, Emmanuel Herbert, Luis Enrique Hernandez, Matthew Demetre Hernandez, Brisa Itzel Hernandez Romero, David Alonzo Herrera, Blanca Edith Herrera Duarte, Zachery Luke Hinshaw, Karim Khaled Moustafa Abdelaziz Ibrahim, George Mario Jacinto, Forrest Daniel James, Ingrid Jimenez Sanchez, Jason Jimenez Zepeda, Briana Dawn Johnson, Hannah Grace Jones, Kelsey Mackenzie Justice, Mikayla Lynn King, Austin Ridge Kirkman, Michael Ross Kotoris, Uriel Lagunas Mondragon, Chasity Nicole Lambert, Adriana Maria Lara, Jose Luis Lara Aguilar, Catherine Elizabeth Leonzo, LeeAnn Rae Lilly, Andrea Yasnely Lopez, Cesia Eunice Lopez, Elder Uziel Lopez, Gerson Aldair Lopez, Jasli Jasmin Lopez Hernandez, Joseph Rey Lozada, Diana Yaret Lucero Mendoza, Erik Alonzo Lujan, Adriana Magana-Sanchez, Marcus Anthony Majors, Noelia Marroquin Pacheco, Jennyfer Tatiana Martinez, Leonard D’Angelo Martinez Loaiza, Kevin Stevie Martinez Perez, Fernando Martinez-Plata, Kiemen DeAndre’ Mason, Chase Edward Matthews, Skyler Ann May, Juana Mendez-Vasquez, Gabriel Mendoza Ocampo, Yesenia Michelle Millan, Jocelyn Wren Mitchell, Joseph Henry Mitchell, Oliver Graham Mitchum, Angel Lydia Moffitt, Chadwick Eugene Moore II, Emery Claire Moore, Noemi Mora Marcial, Kristie Morales-Lagunes, Aylin Moreno Sotelo, Keontaye Isiah Newby, Jonathan Saul Nino Vazquez, Yuritzi Ocampo Duarte, Ulice Estefany Ortiz Martinez, Aaron Taylor Partin, Vruti Patel, Qwai-Mane Maurice Pennix, Kevin Jesus Perez Baten, Eric Antonio Perla, Demetrius Persell Perry, Briana Marie Person, Emily Grace Pierce, Christopher Josue Pineda-Peraza, Colby Michael Poirier, Angelo Isaac Preciado, Vanessa Amy Pritchard, Janet Pulido Ramirez, Claudia Gisselle Quijada Liborio, Alexandra Ramirez Tinoco, Lenore Ramos Juarez, Eder Rangel Garcia, Monica Razo Villaseca, Stefany Reyes, Sabrina Elizabeth Reyes-Turcios, Joseph Akira Richardson, Josephine Kiara Richardson, Christopher John Rios, Felix Rios, Hadasa Rivera Marin, Yasmin Rivera Salazar, Beatriz Rivera Salto, Emy Belen Rodas Garcia, William Samuel Rodgers Jr, Christian Rodriguez, Bryan Rodriguez Herrera, Felipe Uziel Rodriguez Montion, Kerwin Abid Rodriguez Pineda, McKinley Joyce Rogers, Jenna Marie Rohaly, William Don Roscoe III, Kevin Duong Saefong, Caitlyn Alannah Safrit, Agustina Sanchez, Oscar Sanchez, Natalie Corrine Santiago, Criseida Johana Saravia Argueta, Sheyla Tereza Sarceno, Cameran Sincer Scotton, Nathan Aldair Serrano, Xiomara Beatriz Sibrian Zetino, Felix Sifuentes, Nelsi Soledad Siguina Mendez, Alexander James Simpson, Michael Thomas Smith, Thomas O’Neal Smith, William David Smith, Brianna Nikole Snavely, Kurt Logan Snyder, Janet Yailin Solano Ortiz, Fernando Soto Monter, Daniel Soto-Monter, Sydney Anne Suits, Brandon Lane Teague, Jose Alberto Tepile-Sandria, Dynasty Noswya Tillery, Emilio Fabian Tolentino Calvillo, George Anthony Topete, Jenny E Umana Flores, Natalie Renee Ussery, Brayan Valencia Vazquez

Erick Vargas, Stephanie Esmeralda Vasquez Diaz, Andy Velarde Galindo, Axel Vera, Kristin Victoria Wiley, Jamonie Dashon Williams, Aubree Tatum Wilson, Evan Blake Zagada, Alam Zagada-Hernandez, Nicholas Allen Zakaria and Samantha Rachel Zarate Rangel.

Northwood High School

Located in Pittsboro, Northwood’s Class of 2019 featured 312 graduates who received their diplomas June 8 at Carmichael Arena on the campus of UNC-Chapel Hill. Student speakers were Alexis Lopez-Ramos, Gabriel Brown, Katie Fuller, Helena Hysong, John Pressey and Anna Pickens, while Johnny Franklin Richardson received the school’s Distinguished Alumni Award.

The graduating class received $3,500,760 (and counting). Graduates are slated to attend universities such as Boston College, Brigham Young University, Kansas University, University of Kentucky and High Point University.

The graduates were: Grace Elizabeth Aguilar, Danielle Nicole Allen, Madeleine Faye Allen, Fernando Alvarado-Marin, Monica Sarai Alvarado-Sanchez, Katherine Grace Amend, Guadalupe Amezquita Granados, Eric Rockford Andrews, Abigail Elise Andros, Andrew Scott Argila, Lovenia Auma Odongo Asiyo, Hannah Emily Austin, Caleb Michael Autry, Shayla Michelle Baldwin, Rosalia Basilio Mendoza, Arturo Basilio Cardoso, Jaime Bautista Diaz, Daniel Cole Bay, Olivia Judith Beasley, Blake Allen Beck, Sarah Grace Beck, Austin David Bennett, Zachary Michael Bernstein, Caden Eric Bjorndahl, Karina Antoinette Black, Joel Campian Blanford, Harper Ella Bone, Leonna Rae Brander, Mathew Leon Briggs, Brent Daniel Brooks, Joshua Martin Broome, Gabriel Devone Brown, Parker Stanton Brown, Brianna Shelby Bruns, Meera Ann La Palme Butalia, Thomas Patrick Cantwell, Faith, Marie Cash, Bryan Cervantes, Leslie Nicole Chavez, Madison McAlister Clark, Meredith Eve Clouse, Arianna Coe, Allison Christine Coker, Madeline Margaret Conte, Sophia Cumilla Cook, Shanya Alyse Cotten, Ethan Daniel Cove, Amie Brooke Crabtree, Jessica Marie Crain, Sarah Riley Crisp, Erianna Bri-elle Crump, Morgan Renee Crutchfield, Joshua Lee Crutchfield-Collins, Dianna Marie D’Andrea, James Richard Daiker, Alanna Kalene Davis, Richard Blair Deal, John Allen Dickens, Jennifer Anne Dowden, Heather Elizabeth Drake, Samuel Reed Earnshaw, Adrian Lloyd Edwards, Jameela Artasia Edwards, Austin Thomas Egnaczak, Thomas Charles Eichvalds, Joshua Delaney Eisner, Nathanial Robert Elenbaas, Nolan Mitchell Ellis, Samantha Mikaela Ennis, MaKyah Denise Evans, Sara Grace Eve, Elijah Christian Evensen, Nicole Carolina Feher, Anna Sage Ferguson, Cameron Robert James Fitzpatrick, Reagan Frances Flynn, Autumn Marie Fogleman, William Scott Ford, Sean Michael Foye, Samuel Norman Fuelleman, Katie Magnolia Fuller, Korinne Patricia Fuller, Hannah Elizabeth Gallagher, Erick Garcia Jr., Isaac Garcia-Perez, Yuwsuf Ali Garland, Erik Matthew Gaster, Rosario Alejandra Gaytan, Nyah Elana Gipson, Karisma Brenna Glenn, Wyatt Jackson Godwin, Cameron A’Juan Goins, Guadalupe Gonzalez-Rodriguez, Jessica Blake Goodman, Abigail Nicole Goyea, Rebecca Addie Mae Graham, Noah MacNeill Gray, Julianna Claire Greene, Ahren Reese Griffin, Tanner Jacob Griffin, Jala Nicole Gunn, Jack Alan Gustafson, Marcos Gutierres-Fuentes, Carolyn Hammond, Cheyenne Rose-Marie Hampel, Kendall Jade Hardiman, Brendan D’Andre Harrington, Gunnar Trent Harris, Jaela Marchel Harris, Charlie Elizabeth Hatch, Nicole Lynne Hawkins, Sadie Cosette Hazen, LaQueshá Nashea Headen, Inès Liloo Corinne Henry, Savannah Suankauj Her, Sury Saday Hernandez-Dominguez, Jacob Lynn Hilliard, Michael Clayton Hinson, Lars Christian Hoeg, Joseph Donald Holloway, Ciara Bobbi Holt, Stephanie Diane Horne, Kamden Lee Horton, Juliana Belle Hubbard, Michael Joseph Hubbard, Gillian St. Claire Huggins, Dalton James Huizenga, William Joshua Huneycutt, Helena Helms Hysong, Gianluca Claudio Iacono, Michael Isidro-Hernandez, Marcus Anthony Jackson, Kobe Allen Jacobs, Samantha Grace Jacomet, Kaitlyn Niamh Jarvela, Paige Marie Jasper, Tania Ximena Jimenez-Cervantes, Jalen Austin Jinwright, Abby Caroline Johnson, Harper McDonald Johnson, Kyle Adam Johnson, Tayshawn R’aheem Johnson, Aaron Royce Jones, Adrian JuMarcus Jones, Jordan Menné Jones, Connor Joseph Kava, Adam Ahmed Khrais, Trevor Kiprono Kikuyu, Aniyah Sanae Kirby, Harrison Matthew Knapp, Mackenzie Leighton Kremer, Meredith Evan Kremer, Tyler Brookes Kurz, Grace Elizabeth Lake, Victor Jose LazoOrnelas, Shawn London Levitt, Daniel Brody Lewis, Hardy James Lewis IV, Kevin Lin, Nathaniel Blaine Little, Thompson Hight Little, Sophia Alicia Llanos, Abigail Dillon Lockwood, Norely Lopez, Jhon Esteban Lopez-Canizales, Alexis Lopez-Ramos, Nathan Lyman, Malaea Kiyo Maetani, Jeffrey Steele Marcin, Olivia Dale Marsh, Eduardo Antonio Martinez, Mackenzie Grace Mason, Kyle Alexander May, Abigail Rena McCauley, Shatize Shelisa McDougald, Anisha Chanel McFadden, Megan Elizabeth McGayhey, Gabrielle Christina McGlockton, Makani Elise Mckenzie, Zakya LeNae McKinney, Kevin Jacob McNamara, Rachael Lauren McWilliams, Corinne Morgan Meacham, Holden Christopher Meacham, Christopher Austin Medina, Christopher Douglass Meyer, Jenna Marie Michels, Makayla Shontel Miller, Amanda Leanne Millis, Nina Angelika Moll, Javier Monroy-Roman, Samuel Kade Montoya, Brandon James Moon, Leah Brigayle Moore, Sarah McQueen Moore, Tyler Everett Moore, Alfredo Morales Carbajal, Ava Raye Morency, Harlie Rae Mundy, Elizabeth Grace Nash, Jessica Marie Nash, William Hunter Newell, Zizzy Sequoia Newell, Andrew Gregory Norman, Daniel Heath Oakley, Christopher Eugene Ocariza, William Bright Ortiz, Maxwell Louis Otero, Noah William Alexander Oyan, Allie Kay Parke, Mackenzie Mae Parker, Ryan Brett Parker, Garrison Timothy Parrish, Austin Wade Parsons, Kenrick De’shaun Patterson, Sydney Ellen Pedigo, John Matthew Perez-Rodriguez, Anna Louise Danek Pickens, Lilly Adin Pishney, Madeline Michelle Posse, Cera Latrice Powell, Hannah Kay Powell, Allison Renee Poythress, John Marc Pressey, Taylor Ashley Puckett, Emma Rose Quasny, Elizabeth Ann Quinn, Jaerias James Raines, Hector Alfonso Ramirez, Anderson Grant Ray, Colin Harden Revels, Tyler Jude Rewkowski, Mara Elizabeth Riddle, Adam Christopher Rimolt, Morgan Roberts, Sierra Kathleen Robillard, David Ray Rodriguez, Cesar Fernando Rodriguez-Cedillo, Cordell Kennedy Rone, Quinn Stuart Rooze, Christian Anker Rudey, Breana Skye Russell, Kendra Anne Ryan, Fawaz Ali Sahib, Ileny Salgado-Paredes, Jesus Daniel Sanchez Perez, Jonathan Sanchez, Rian Denise Sanders, Robert Daniel Sanders, Kyle Matthew Sandiford, Anastasia Landyn Sapienza, Jesenia Maria Schwankl, Noah Anthony Scott, Sarah Elizabeth Sessoms, Riley Grace Shaner, Samuel Robert Shi, Dwight Lammar Siler, Mahogany Denise Siler, Alexa Joy Simeonsson, Macie Moore Skeen, Amya Sarah Marie Smith, Kiana Ahmil Smith, Sophia Katherine Smith, Taylor Liann Snively, Samantha James Sparrow, Mayci Annette Springle, Carter Blake Stallings, Cory Stephens, Beckett Sinclair Stiles, Ella Monroe Strayer, Ken Joseph Summers, Dorothy Elizabeth Sumner, Kendall McKay Sutton, Justin Phillips Szczypinski, Diavian Jannell Taylor, Dorothy Geneva Teague, John Min Thu, Alexandra Elizabeth Tointon, Grant Kevin Tomecek, Anna Marie Trotter, Kayline Van Truong, Hayden Matthew Turner-Baker, Courtney Dianne Upchurch, Charlotte Maria Sophia vanAssen, Cheyenne Elizabeth Marie Vandermark, Samuel Leigh Vanolinda, Aylin Vazquez Molina, Jose Carlos Villalpando Sandoval, Kimberly Nicole Villaseca, Brenden Kenneth Vogel, Angel Pala Vue, Kyle Anthony Wall, Sophia Marie Washburn, Anaejah Nickole Washington, Sasha Lanae Washington, Triniti Danielle Watson, Alan Mark Webster, Hannah Marie Weigle, Alison Kirby West, Andrew Wilson Wheeler, Kyra Grace Wilcox, Breannah Denette Williams, Quentin Terrell Williams, Haven Nicole Williamson, Mia Elizabeth Witcher, Austin Wayne Womble, Suzanne Marie Wylie, Micaiah Renee Yoak, Jason Blake Young, Tamesha Raquel Young, Hannah Kathleen Yule and Shaun Patrick-Fitzgerald Zucker.

S.A.G.E. Academy

The members of the Class of 2019 at S.A.G.E. Academy in Siler City wrapped up their high school careers May 24. John McCann was the commencement speaker.

Graduates were: Christian Anthony Almeyda, Marcos Emmanuel Benitez, Kabria Tona Brooks, John Joseph Cruz-Pablo, Kenneth Alan Duvall, Jaliyah Antinette Gonzalez, Carlos Gomez-Palacios, Ashley Marie Harris, Seth Akeem Johnson, Delmar Walter Kautz, Brittney Nicole Mize, Daniel Uri Moshkowitz, Maria Guadalupe Pulido-Nava, Alaina Marie Rivera, Dayshone Antonio Deion Sanford, A’Sonte Ariana Scotton, Myleak Catoriz Thompson, Martin Vazquez-Moreno, Severiano Vazquez-Moreno and Caroline Brook Wylie.

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