SPRINGFIELD — Exactly one-third of the Greenon High School class of 2014 will graduate with honors Saturday.
Roughly 170 seniors will receive their diplomas during a commencement ceremony at 7 p.m. May 24 at Wittenberg University HPERC. Sixty-seven students will graduate with a 3.5 GPA or above and at least 22 of them have a 4.0 GPA or higher.
“This is one of the finest classes ever to graduate from Greenon,” said guidance counselor Don Dunstan. “They have put up high numbers, and they’re going off to some of the finest universities to train to be doctors, lawyers, teachers, social workers, and various other careers.”
A total of 81 percent will be attending college while 10 percent will enter the workforce and nine percent will enter the military. The class of 2014 was offered more than $7 million in scholarships.
“Most importantly, they are terrific young persons who will contribute greatly to whatever they pursue and wherever they reside. It has truly been a privilege for me to work with the Greenon class of 2014,” Dunstan said.
Senior class speaker on Saturday will be Lydia Shay, daughter of John and Melissa Shay. She will attend the University of Findlay to major in health science/occupational therapy. Greenon Local Schools Board of Education President Dennis Henry will be the guest speaker.
The class will also hear from valedictorians Alexandra Augustine and Katelyn Evans as well as salutatorian Rachel Pry.
Augustine, daughter of James and Tamara Augustine, will attend Arizona State University and major in psychology, she has been offered a total of $85,800.
Evans, daughter of James and Carolyn Evans, will attend the University of Cincinnati and major in math education, she has been offered a total of $191,440.
Pry, daughter of Ray and Diana Pry, will attend The Ohio State University and major in biomedical engineering, she has been offered a total of $35,500.