Lakewood graduates its 50th class
HEBRON - A total of 153 students earned their high school diplomas at Lakewood High School's 50th commencement on Sunday, May 24.
HIgh school counselor Valerie Kieffer collected the following statistics:
• Twenty one graduates earned the Honors Diploma.
• Eighty five members of the Class of 2009 will be continuing their eduction at a four year college or university or a two year college or technical school. They have received approximately $891,000 in scholarships and grants.
• Seven will be serving their country in the military. Valedictorian Brian Wright will be a cadet at the United States Military Academy at West Point.
• Twenty seven graduates will be entering the job market.
• Fifty one graduates started school in the Lakewood district.
The following awards were announced at the Senior Awards Night on May 21.
• Valedictorian - Brian Wright
• Salutatorian - Alexis Messenger
• 2008 Toyota Community Scholar Nominee - Brian Wright
• Agonis Club 2009 Scholar Athlets - Taylor Ghiloni and Kyle Weekly
• American Legion Buckeye Boy's State - Brian Wright
• Archie Griffin Sportsmanship - Erika Downs and Adam Parlet
• Army Reserve National Scholar Athlete - Brian Wright
• Bill Pitt Senior Athletes (Athletic Boosters) - Brooke Gault, Michael Ghiloni, Bret Markins and Tory Worstell
• Camp Enterprise Participants - Michael Ghiloni, Brian Wright, Kara Glaser, Kyle West and Megan Zaleha
• CTEC Outstanding Senior Award - Kaila Swihart
• Columbus Dispatch Scholar Athlete - Lindsay Moncsko and Brian Wright
• David E. Wolford Band Award - Tracy Wildermuth
• Deborah A. White Memorial Fine Arts Award - Alexis Mc- Cullough and Terri Manbevers
• Louis Armstrong Jazz Award - Joshua Powell
• Mid-State League Senior Scholar Athlete nominees - Lindsay Moncsko and Brian Wright
• Most Improved Musicians - Zachary Cooperrider and Cassandra Daugherty
• Mutual Civic and Improvement Club of Hebron Award - Jerrod Beightler and Kyle Weekly
• Ohio High School Athletic Association Courageous Student Award - Kara Glaser
• Ohio High School Athletic Association State Award - Jarrod Rock
• Outstanding Lakewood High School Senior - Kyle Weekly
• Park National Bank Young Women of Achievement nominee Kara Glaser
• State Farm Insurance and Ohio High School Athletic Association Scholar Athletes - Gabrielle Cerovski and Cody Menter
• U. S. Marine Corps Distinguished Athlete - Eric Carr
• U. S. Marine Corps Scholastic Achievement Award - Audrey Knox
• U. S. Marine Corps "Semper Fidelis" Award for Musical Excellence - Kyle West
• University of Dayton Father Chaminade Award - Michael Ghiloni
• VFW Outstanding Senior Athlete of the Year - Alissa Birkhimer