The 59th annual commencement exercise for Northwest High School was held on Sunday, May 21, 2017 in the NHS gymnasium. The Invocation was given by senior ANDREW WILLIAM BARTEE. Senior’s ALEXANDRIA MARIE LAYNE, NICHOLE ELIZABETH NORMAN and JESSE WENDELL ROE, lead the Pledge Of Allegiance.
District Superintendent, Dr. Dana Pollock addressed the Class of 2017.
Many seniors have distinguished themselves in a variety of ways, and were recognized for their accomplishments:
JACOB COOPER: Shawnee Success Scholarship
ALEXANDRIA LAYNE: Shawnee Success Award; Octavia mckinley Scholarship
DANYEL PAYNE-THOMPSON: Wilmington College Achievement Award; Wilmington College Eli Scholarship; Wilmington College Equine Talent Scholarship; Wilmington College Gateway Award; Class of 1966 Scholarship; lebrun Family Scholarship
KAITLYN HALL: Wilmington College Recognition Award
VICTORIA VASTINE: Ralph & Louise Arrick Scholarship; Dr. James R. Mullins Memorial Scholarship; United Steel Workers Local 689 Women of Steel Scholarship; UCAN Scholarship; OSU Scioto County Alumni, Robert & Margaret Moore Scholarship; mcdermott Alumni Scholarship; DD Faith Scholarship; Morgan 50 Scholarship; Fluor BWXT Scholarship; Lucasville Kiwanis Scholarship; Roseanne Joyce Scholarship
GRACE HOBBS: Red Cross Scholarship; lebrun Family Scholarship; Wright State Valedictorian Fund; Ralph and Louise Arrick Scholarship; Larry Keller-Eva mccowen Medical Scholarship; Northwest Alumni Scholarship;
HOPE SHEPHERD: Red Cross Scholarship; Margaret Willoughby Memorial Scholarship; Mcdermott Alumni Scholarship; William Baker Post 363 Scholarship; OHSAA Award of Excellence; Mike Brown Scholarship; Leo R. Thompson Memorial Fund
HALEY SHINKLE: Red Cross Scholarship
NICHOLE NORMAN: Mohawk Scholarship
NOLAN MARCUM: Coca Cola Scholarship; Steve Sparks Memorial; Class of 1966 Scholarship
HANNAH BREECH: Coca Cola Scholarship; Class of 1966 Memorial Scholarship
COURTNEY HOWARD: mcdermott Alumni Scholarship; lebrun Family Scholarship; Fluor BWXT Scholarship; Nauvoo Masonic Lodge Scholarship; Northwest Alumni Scholarship
ALYSA ROBINSON: mcdermott Alumni Scholarship; Lebrun Family Scholarship; OHSAA Scholar Athlete Award; Northwest Alumni Scholarship
TAYLOR BARLOW: Class of 1966 Scholarship
MELISSA NAGEL: Class of 1966 Scholarship
AARON BAPST: DD Faith Scholarship; Lebrun Family Scholarship; Miller Family Scholarship
AMBER HEMMING: lebrun Family Scholarship; Shawnee Achievement Scholarship
ZACHARY SMITH: lebrun Family Scholarship; OHSAA Scholar Athlete Award; Shawnee Excellence Scholarship; Northwest Alumni Scholarship
LILLIE THROCKMORTON: Mascari/Justice Scholarship; Archie Griffin Sportsmanship Award; Class of 1967 Scholarship
AUSTIN JENKINS: Burlsworth Character Award
EMILY BAYS: Rosalee Chochard Memorial Scholarship; Diehlmann Family Scholarship
TAYLOR SHAE PATTY: OHSAA Award of Excellence; Northwest Alumni Scholarship
WINTER RACHFORD: Otway Alumni Scholarship; Wright State Salutatorian Scholarship; Northwest Alumni Scholarship
ASHLEE ADKINS: Archie Griffin Sportsmanship Award; Northwest Alumni-Scioto Area Foundation Scholarship
RYAN CARLSON: OHSAA Courageous Student Award
TYLER BOLIN: SCCTC Principals Award; Klein Tools Distinction Award; National Honors Technical Society
GRACIE SWAVEL: American Red Cross Scholarship
SHANIA CLIFFORD: SCCTC Award of Distinction
NATHAN SEXTON: SCCTC Award of Distinction
REILEY HOWELL: SSU Blue and Gray Scholarship
MARK MADDY: SSU Blue and Gray Scholarship
JOHN SPENCER: Shawnee Success Scholarship
GEORGE FEAZELL: SSU Blue and Gray Scholarship
ALEXANDRIA LAYNE: Shawnee Success Scholarship; Northwest Alumni Scholarship
DANIELLE BECK: Orin Family Scholarship
The following students will be entering our military after graduation.
MATTHEW LAJOYE – AIR FORCE, RACHEAL PENNINGTON – AIR FORCE, HUNTER AIDT – MARINES, TYLER FULTS – AIR FORCE
The following seniors have met the academic standards as established by the Ohio Department of Education to receive an Honors Diploma:
COURTNEY HOWARD, GRACE HOBBS; AARON BAPST, LILLIE THROCKMORTON, AMBER HEMMING, DANIELLE BECK, DANYEL PAYNE-THOMPSON, WINTER RACHFORD.
The following seniors have achieved the top 10 percent status: COURTNEY HOWARD, GRACE HOBBS, VICTORIA VASTINE, AARON BAPST, WINTER RACHFORD, ALYSA ROBINSON, LILLIE THROCKMORTON, ALEXANDRIA LAYNE, AMBER HEMMING, NATHAN SEXTON, EMMA PERTUSET, DANIELLE BECK.
The following seniors have participated for 4 years in the following activities:
Football: DOUGLAS THOMPSON, MARCUS MITCHELL, AUSTIN JENKINS,
Soccer: ZACHARY SMITH, NOLAN MARCUM, LILLIE THROCKMORTON, NICHOLE NORMAN, ASHLEE ADKINS, MIRANDA LEWIS
Baseball: ZACHARY SMITH, NOLAN MARCUM, WYATT LITTERAL, AARON MADDY, AUSTIN MUNDHENK, ZACHARY ROWE, GARRETT SWAYNE, CODY WILTSHIRE
Softball: MEGAN SHULTZ, ALYSA RONINSON, HOPE SHEPHERD
Basketball: MIRANDA LEWIS, HANNAH BREECH, TAYLOR PATTY, GRACIE SWAVEL
Track: RYAN CARLSON, KAYLA THORNBERRY
Volleyball: KAYLEE WEBB, MEGAN SHULTZ
Cheerleading: ASHLEE ADKINS, HANNAH BREECH, SHAE PATTY, DANIELLE BECK, ANA HOWARD, REILEY HOWELL, ALYSSA POLLARD, MARIAH GRAY
Band: AARON BAPST, TAYLOR BARLOW, EMILY BAYS, DANIELLE BECK, KERI BOEHM, JESSICA BURFORD, ANNABELLE FAULKNER, GRACE HOBBS, ANA HOWARD, DREW HUBBARD, MIRANDA LEWIS, EMMA PERTUSET, ALYSSA POLLARD, RHIANNA POLLARD, ALYSA ROBINSON, BRIAN SARGENT, HOPE SHEPHERD, LILLIE THROCKMORTONSwimming: EMILY BAYS, VICTORIA VASTINE
Our Athletic Boosters Club sponsors the Cable-Rachford Award. The awards are bestowed upon a senior boy and a senior girl that have displayed characteristics of hard work, compassion,character, and respect for others. These traits were exhibited by two former students that were lost to us in automobile accidents in the school year 1992-1993.
This year’s recipients were ALYSA ROBINSON AND AUSTIN JENKINS.
Mr. Boyer presented the The Justin Seth Ralstin award to TAYLOR SHAE PATTY.
Memorial Scholarship award is bestowed upon a senior boy or senior girl who has displayed strong characteristics in the school and in our community with a desire to earn their degree at the college level. Seth was lost to us in an automobile accident in the school year 1999-2000.
Mr. Frantz presented the Michael Orban Award to AUSTIN JENKINS.
Michael left us in October 2006. Michael was an outstanding young man who was always there for Everyone who needed him. He was an awesome believer not only in his faith, but in His school and community.
The Sean Miller Scholarship was presented to ALEXIS PHIPPS. Sean was a 2006 graduate of Northwest High School and was attending Shawnee State when he died of a motorcycle accident in 2007. His parents choose to honor Sean’s memory by helping other Northwest Graduates to attend college.
Mr. Enz presented The Roby BachvMemorial Scholarship to TAYLOR SHAE PATTY.
The Roby Bach Memorial Scholarship was created in honor of Mr. Roby Bach who passed away on Christmas morning of 2015. Mr. Bach served the Northwest district as a teacher, administrator, and volunteer for most of his life. In order to be considered for this award, college bound students must demonstrate a high level of academic achievement, be involved with extracurricular activities, and serve their community in a positive manner.
Senior Class President, TAYLOR ABIGAIL BARLOW daughter Of John and Candance Barlow addressed the Class of 2017.
The first Valedictorian address was by AARON MATTHEW BAPST son of Rodney and Joann Bapst.
The second Valedictorian address was by GRACE CATHERINE HOBBS, daughter of Jody and Angela Hobbs.
The third Valedictorian address was by COURTNEY PAIGE HOWARD daughter of Bryan Howard and Amanda Puckett and granddaughter of Richard and Susan Howard.
The fourth Valedictorian address was by VICTORIA PAIGE VASTINE daughter of David and Angela Vastine.
Our Salutatorian address was given by ALYSA DAWN ROBINSON daughter of Charles and Samantha Robinson.
At this time we will have the presentation of class, Mr. Burton please come forward.
Mr. Burton presented the Class of 2017 led by Jr. Marshall’s Ali Lacy and Kaitlin Lawson. Diplomas were presented to each member of the Class of 2017 by Mr. Scarberry.
Seniors were then instructed to move their tassels to the left to signify that they are now graduates of NHS.
The Benediction was given by senior HOPE ILA LINDA SHEPHERD.