Created on Wednesday, 22 May 2013 Written by THE BELLEFONTAINE EXAMINER STAFF
Riverside High School graduates the Class of 2013 during commencement exercises at 6:30 p.m. Friday at the school gymnasium.
Class valedictorian Kristen Lee Newland will address her classmates during the ceremony. She is a daughter of David and Theresa Newland of DeGraff.
During high school, Kristen was involved in National Honor Society, Interact, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Youth Leadership, Envirothon, FCCLA and the Red Cross Club.
Salutatorians for the class are Cherish Lynn Lauderback, a daughter of Larry and Nichol Lauderback of DeGraff, and Heather Comer, a daughter of Doug and Kim Comer of DeGraff.
Heather served as the Logan County National Honor Society president, student council secretary, class treasurer, marching band field commander, and was involved in Interact, Envirothon, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Drug Free Youth Council, Youth Leadership, softball, and received the All-Area Girls Golf award.
Cherish also served as a class officer and participated in National Honor Society, student council, Interact, yearbook staff, senior play, basketball and softball.
Other class officers are president Morgan Robison, vice president Taylor Anderson and secretary Karli Lump.
Royal blue and silver are the class colors, and the white rose is the class flower.
“Our lives are before us, the past is behind us, but our memories are forever with us,” is the class motto.
Pending the successful completion of state and local requirements, the following students are set to graduate:
Angela Linn Anderson, Taylor Ranae Anderson, John Wesley Bennett Jr., Shane Andrew Brown, Jedidiah Allen Carter, Karli Ann Castle, Heather Marie Caudill, Heather Eileen Comer, Shelby Melynn Conkle, Christopher Brian Cox Jr., Myisha Paige Craig, Nathaniel Collin Dabe, Dallas Garrett Daniels, Michael Cannon Dappert, Jacob Bradlee Fisher, Benjamin Alan Fleischmann, John Nicholas Gariety, Austin Lee Glasgow, Taylor Layne Goings, Luke Phillip Greene, Logan Allen Way Grieves, Kenneth Jacob Guthrie, Kenneth Andrew Harford, Jacob Keith Herron, Deirdra Michelle Kaeck, Megan Danielle Kaeck, Crystal Ann Kerr, Cory Wade Krieger, Meagan Brook Lattimer, Cherish Lynn Lauderback, Mara Nicole Ledley, Brittany Nicole Linson, Kaitlin Rose Lipe, Karli June Lump, Wyatt Jeffery McBrien, Daniel Lee Meade, Triston Alexander Mechling, Grant James Miller, Logan Eugene Miller, Kristen Lee Newland, Stephanie Marie Newland, Darrelle Alexis Nichols, Erin Mariee Pepper, Katiuscia Piras, Kyle Austin Plank, Christina Hope Porter, Dustin Jesse Proffitt, Shelby Lynn Riefstahl, Morgan Elizabeth Robison, Michael Kane Schaffer, Nathaniel Eli Shaw, Kanessa Marie Stewart, Zachery Michael Stewart, John Michael Tully, James Andrew Walters, Jonathan Michael Wheeler and Tanner Layne Wiley.