On June 13, 144 Wilson County students received their high school diplomas in a graduation ceremony held at College Hills Church of Christ in Lebanon.
This event marks a milestone in the annals of the school’s history due to the record number of graduates. According to Dr. Cathy Carter, the school’s English Teacher, for the past three years records have been broken. She said, “Since Mrs. Ashby has assumed the position as principal, the student graduation rate has surpassed all expectations.
“Of course, since she was Wilson County’s Teacher of the Year in 2010 and a former Lebanon High School Graduation Coach, she has the skill set needed to raise the bar when it comes to successful completion of high school diploma requirements. Wilson County residents are fortunate to have a principal leading the school who has experience, knowledge, vision, and heart.”
The Adult High School was first established in 1992 by the Wilson County Board of Education to allow older residents who had dropped out of school to obtain their high school diplomas in order to advance their careers. As time passed, the school began to accept students in their senior year of high school that might lack several credits in order to complete graduation requirements.
Currently, the majority of the school’s population consists of high school seniors who need several more credits in order to graduate. According to Mary Ashby, “We are here to help Wilson County students earn their high school diplomas.”
The graduates are: Brittany Tanea Aaron, Delfino Andres Aguirre, Jessie Paige Alexander, Marcus Raymond Allen, Morgan Nicole Arnold, Scott Barrett, Quentin LeeAndre Bender, Carmen Nicole Benitez, Tiffany Jean Bennett, Michael Leshawn Blanks, Andrea Renee Blum, Brandy Renee Bogle, Christopher Paul Borrego, Robert Shawn Bozarth, Zachary Ryan Breckenridge, Deaveus Jamel Britton, McKenzie Lynn Brooks, James Ernest Blackford Budd, David Glenn Bunt Jr., Alyssa Leigh Burns, Jessica Marie Butler, Lea Nicole McGriff Butterfield, Kayla Renee Carey, Tasha Renee Crosser Carr, Sabreana Dawn Cashman, Bradford Wayne Cavanaugh, Sung Min Choi, Robert Edward Cochran Jr., Tracy Gayle Collins, Candise Marie Coker Colyer, Kathryn Elizabeth Creekmur, Kristen Nicole Curll, Charles William Dabney, Marcus Frizell Davis II, Kendra Page Dawson, Taylor Marie Dillehay, Drake Herbert Donenfeld, Brandon Uriah Douglas, Devin Justin Dumas-Madonia, Shelby Mirae Tianna Duncan, Sheri Lynn Edmiston, Phoebe Mariah Ervin, Robert Austin Ezell, Kristen Marie Federico, Krista Ann-Marie Ferguson, Kwame Shavez Fleming, Tara Yvette Ford, Maria Elizabeth Fox, David Brandon Garrett, Destiny Leigh Marie Gleaves, Samuel Aaron Goins, Lyle Joseph Griffith, Shelby Brooke Gullion, Brady Devlin Hale, Cody Austin Haley, Joey Eugene Hall Jr., Justin Daniel Haller, Nathaniel Lee Haller, James Dalton Hamlett, Steven Curtis Harris Jr., Rebecca Lynn Hatfield-Raines, Amber Nicole Hayes, Rebekkah Miranda Hendrix, Nicholas Lane Hill, Abi Renae Price House, Alana Nicole Hudson, Sean Martin Huffman, Anthony Blake Humes, Dylan O’Brian Hunsberger, Melinda Gail Hutchings, Amethyst Kaitlin Hyde, Kaitlyn Nichole Jackson, Brittany Darlene Jacobs, Daniel Thomas Jennings, Olivia Rose Jennings, Katherine Michelle Johnson, Hannah Rene Johnston, Destiny Anne Jones, Preston Mier Kees, Ashley Marie Kent, Kendall Brooke Kilpatrick, Robert Adam King, Zoee Marcella King, Jennifer Michell Kisner, Hailey Shyanne Kossa, Justin Andrew Kroll, Meta Frazier Lake, John Jeffery Lee, Radley Kirk Loggins, James Tyler Manning, Trayton Michael Matthews, Shahuna Nicole McCullough, Braxton Emory McFarlin, Lauren Brooke Michael, Lindsey Rae Montoney, Dakota Weston Moore, Paige Jewel Murphy, Morgan Faye Murray, Alyssa Jordan Nevitt, Blayne Alexander Norris, Jacob Robert John Paxton-Fournier, Brandon Keith Payne, Shelby Lyn Peoples, Angelia Shay Denise Fanning Pickle, Erica Elizabeth Roddy, Cameron Blake Rogers, Cheri Anshiere Rudge, Sergio Santiago, Brandon Lee Scott, Christian McKinley Scott, Jasmine A’Miracle Seay, Kristal Gail Shackelton, Lamilka Renay Shaw, David Lee Slover II, Gabrielle Brook Spencer, Luke Christian Steely, Brittanie Lauren Tacker, Chase Douglass Taylor, Dalton Blake Taylor, Spencer Max Tegarden, Collin Steven Thibodeau, Travaris Deshawn Thomas, Casey Glenn Garner Thompson, Sadie Mai Boykin Tice, Jacob Todd Tidwell, Heather Kristen Tucker, Tiffany Allyson Van Pelt, Jeffrey Wayne Vaughn, Savannah Amilyn Wakefield, Audra Rose Wampler, Damieon Matias Waters, Kemonte Rashawn Van Waters, David Alexander Watkins, James Edward Watts III, Christopher Brandon White Jr., David Mcheryle Whitley, Dustin Tyler Williams, Dustin Lee Williamson, Payton Tyler Wood, Walter Edward Tyler Word Jr., Isabella Philomena Marie Yarbrough, Samantha Marie Yarbrough, Jesse Holland Yates and Tammy Ann Woodall Youngblood.