Created on Saturday, 25 May 2013 Written by THE BELLEFONTAINE EXAMINER STAFF
Ridgemont Local Schools held its graduation ceremonies Friday evening in their high school gymnasium.
Ridgemont High School valedictorian Colin Turner looks uneasy as the salutatorian, Toshia VanBuskirk, attempts to pin on his carnation prior to Friday’s commencement ceremony. EXAMINER PHOTO | TRACI GRAY-MILLER
The valedictorian was Colin James Turner, son of Sue Daye of Rideway and Jerry Turner of Mt. Victory. He was active in FFA, National Honor Society, football, track, powerlifting, musical stage crew and Youth Leadership. He is also involved with 4-H and is a member of the Hardin County Junior Fairboard. He will be attending The Ohio State University and major in engineering.
The salutatorian was Toshia Marie VanBuskirk, daughter of Cherrie Applefeller of Mt. Victory and Brian VanBuskirk of Ridgeway. Her activities include FFA, National Honor Society, High School Scholars, FCCLA, volleyball, cheerleading, track, softball, homecoming court, sweetheart queen,and class president. Toshia will be attending the University of Toledo where she will major in nursing.
Members of the graduating class are (* denotes NHS member):
Whitney Rae Arseneau, Kenneth John Barker, Michael L. Casperson, Colton Ray Clark, *Joshua Bryce Corbin, Timothy Dwayne Cowan Jr.. Heaven Renee Curl, Randy Jonathon Kim Drumm, Nathanial Kyle Fickle, Kacy Brook Fogle
Storm Allen Holcomb, Dominic Skyler Jenkins, Tyler Shane Ledley, Natasha Elizabeth Lyn Long, Ashton Ryan McCullough, Charmia Mae Morris, Aric Thomas Overly, Cody Stephen Ray, Hartley Renee Ray, Dallas Richelle Rhodes
Megan Marie Robinson, Benjamin C. Roof, Ashley Jo Saltzman, *Thane Andrew Schwartz, Melissa Rana Scott, *Cody Alan Seiler, Isaiah Todd Stover, Tyler Leo Tillman, *Colin James Turner, *Toshia Marie VanBuskirk
Page Jean Watkins, Kyle Gene Zackery Webb, Chelsea Lenora Zachman.
The class motto is “I know not what the future holds, but I know who holds the future.” The class colors are green and silver, and the class flower is an orchid. The class song is Never Forget You by Lupe Fiasco.