JAMESTOWN — Nearly 80 percent of Greeneview High School’s class of 2014 will be moving on to some type of post-secondary education.
When the 82 seniors receive their diplomas at the 7 p.m. ceremony at Cedarville University, 65 of them will walk off the stage ready for more education. In all 91 percent of the class have their futures lined up as three will enter the military and seven more will go right into the work force.
“This group has had a lot of individual successes that are emblematic of strong underlying programs,” said principal Brian Masser. “Many of our students have specialized in specific areas of interest, which will certainly prepare them for a world that has become more focused on specialization.”
A few of the highlights:
• Matt Hiser was selected as an FFA state officer.
• Emma Mullikin’s artwork advanced to the state level of the Ohio Governor’s Art Competition.
• Ben Howard, Caleb Rogers and Cassidy Roush were selected for the Ohio State Fair Youth Choir.
• Armani Robinson was a three-time state placer in wrestling.
• Ashton Lovely broke the school’s all-time basketball scoring record and was nominated to play in the McDonald’s All-American basketball game.
Nearly $1.5 million in scholarship money was offered to the graduating seniors.
Alexandra Rice, daughter of Dan and Kimberly Rice, is valedictorian of the class. She plans to attend Eastern Kentucky University and major in molecular and cellular biology. Rice played soccer and basketball, was a member of the Service Club, Students Opposed to Drugs and Alcohol Club, Varsity G Club, and served as a counselor at Camp Kern.
Rice earned the following honors throughout high school: English 1 honors medal, Greeneview Scholar Athlete (9-12), Special Honor Roll (9-12), perfect attendance (9-11), English 2 honors medal, Algebra 2 medal, varsity basketball academic award (10-12), English 3 honors medal, AP chemistry certificate, AP biology certificate, AP U.S. history certificate, varsity soccer academic award (11-12), Honda/OSU math award, varsity soccer leadership award, Eastern Kentucky University Excellence Award, the Books on Loan Award and the Ohio University Signature Award. She received the Varsity G Scholarship, Paul and Cleo West Scholarship for Excellence in Mathematics, a Diploma with Honors, and the President’s Award for Educational Excellence.
Ethan Mullikin, the son of Dean and Shari Mullikin, is the salutatorian. He plans to attend the University of Cincinnati and major in aerospace engineering. During his time at GHS, Mullikan ran cross country and track, was a member of the National Honor Society, Principal’s Advisory Committee, and served as the senior class vice-president.
Among the honors he earned throughout high school are Greeneview scholar athlete (9-12), OHC Scholar Athlete (9-12), Principle’s Good Citizenship Award, geometry certificate, physical science certificate, world history medal, biology 1 certificate, perfect attendance (11), world cultures medal, AP biology medal, AP U.S. history medal, English 3 honors certificate and The National Society Of High School Scholars (12). He received the Wright State Val/Sal Scholarship, the Wilmington College Academic Excellence Scholarship, the University of Dayton Academic/Merit Scholarship, the Ohio University Signature Award, the Elmo B. Higham Scholarship, a diploma with honors and the President’s Award for Educational Excellence.