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Commencement exercises for the Ava High School class of 2011 will be held at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Ava High School football field.
A roster of 100 seniors will march across the stage to receive their diplomas, marking the end of an era for both the students and their parents.
The baccalaureate service for the senior class was held last Sunday evening in the Performing Arts Center, sponsored by the Ava Area Ministerial Alliance.
In the event of rain on Saturday, the ceremony would be held in the high school gym, with additional seating provided in the PAC with a live video feed.
Preceding the commencement ceremony, Friday will also involve a full day for the Ava seniors, beginning with the annual Honor Awards Program at 10 a.m. in the PAC.
Friday afternoon, beginning at 1 p.m., the traditional Senior Assembly will be held in the high school gym. Recognized at that assembly will be the Top 10 Percent and the Medallion Award winners.
The Senior Assembly will conclude with the Senior Video.
Following graduation on Saturday evening, the seniors will depart for Project Graduation, returning at 6 a.m. Sunday for breakfast at the Ava Lions Club cook shack at the Missouri Fox Trotters showgrounds.
Graduation ceremonies for Ava Victory Academy will be held Friday evening, May 13, at 6 p.m. This program will include both senior high and eighth grade graduates.
Ava Victory Academy’s kindergarten graduation will be held Tuesday, May 17, at 7 p.m., in the school’s multipurpose room.
Graduation for the eighth grade class at Plainview R-8 School will be held Tuesday, May 17, at Plainview School. Graduation for eighth graders at Skyline R-2 School will be held Monday, May 23.
Graduation at Mt. Zion Bible School will be held Friday, May 13, at 7 p.m., in Evans Auditorium on the Mt. Zion School campus.
This program will include senior high, eighth grade and kindergarten graduates.
Members of the Ava High School graduating class of 2011 include the following:
Dalton Allen, Lindsey Michele Armour, Garrett Ray Baird, Kelly Lynn Braasch, Spencer Houston Breland, Charles E. Bruton, Courtney Jean Burton, Jessica Lee Cardwell, Johnnie Lucille Carl, Andrew T. Casey, Desirae Irene Lee Clark, Austin Lee Wayne Clayton, Celena Nicole Clouse, Ciera Joan Cooney, Taylor Lee Coonts, Stephanie Shannice Cotton, Zachery Conner Cunningham, Andrew Lawson Curtis, Dustin C. Davis, William Davison, Abby Ray Dean, Curtis Denney, Joshua James DeWaard, Zachary Dennis Dixon, James Christopher Doty, James Michael Endsley, Shannan Elizabeth Evans, Cody E. Gast, Jonathan Patrick Gateley, Travis Kenneth Gidney, Amy Lynn Gillespie, Kaylee Diane Goossen, Chelsey Diane Graham, Casey Jo Haden, Tiffany Jo Hampton, Mike Hannaford, Octavio Haro, Kristen Noel Starr Hastings, Rhia Anne Heinlen, Cody Randall Heriford, Bobbie Sue Herrell, Callie Marie Hicks, Megan May Hill, James L. Hinrichs, Raylein Mary Joe Holley, Elizabeth Aurora Hoogendoorn, Jeffrey Lewis Inman, Matthew Taylor Irby, Brett Don Lee Lambert, Jarred Wayne Lambert, Peter Michael Leonard, Courtney Brooke Levan, Alexandria Rose Linder, Stephani Rachelle Little, Bethany Jahan Loge, Jacob Clayton Madche, Brittany Gail Maggard, Samantha Kay Martin, Whitney Allison McDonald, Candace Breanna Miller, Kalynn Jo Miller, Nathan A. Miller, Seth Logan Miller, Marty Brock Mitchell II, Katherine Elizabeth Moran, Afton Noel Nash, Kayla J. Naugle, Caitlin Taylor Overcast, Jody Elizabeth Pearson, Richelle Lynae Pettit, Emily Sue Petty, Jessica Dawn Ann Phillips, Amanda Jo Ray, Ashley May Reich, Missie Elaine Rideeoutte, Nicole Tay Rieken, Neco Ray Rippon, Matt Roscoe, Cheyanne Misty Dawn Russ, Calli Elizabeth Schaeffer, Seth A. Schroeder, Sierra Skye Sharp, Abram Trae Shelton, Justin M. Smith, Kyle Wayne Smith, Erica Emmalei Speck, Austin W. Tate, Kayla Marie Tate, Amanda Nichole Taylor, Courtney Grace Thompson, Kellie Mae Trent, Dakota Tyler Verhage, Cole William Wagner, Derek D. Watkins, Kayley Cheyenne Watson, Christina E. Wedemeyer, Kayla L. Welsh, Cheryl Beth White, Stephanie LeAnn Whiteman, Carol Elaine Williams.
Miss Lindsey Armour is valedictorian and Miss Johnnie Carl is salutatorian of the Ava senior class.