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The Cairo High School seniors preparing to graduate in a matter of weeks kicked off the spring awards season with a big start Monday evening during the annual honors night program. Held in the school auditorium beginning at 6:30 p.m., 71 honor graduates were announced, along with the class valedictorian, salutatorian, and recipients of various scholarships and awards of excellence.
Principal Chris Lokey announced that 148 seniors are eligible for the HOPE Scholarship, and the class will receive over $1.7 million in scholarship money.
The high school educators revealed the class honor graduates during the program, beginning with class valedictorian Camille Alyssa Dukes and salutatorian Michelle Jamelid Morales. These top two students have the first and second highest grade point average on both the 4.0 and weighted scale.
Honor graduates have kept a weighted G.P.A. of 6.0 or better and a non-weighted G.P.A. of 3.5 or better their entire four years of high school.
Class honor graduates are: Yoatzi Alba Uriostegui; Kenna Rose Anderson; Graci Macayla Bishop; Ta’Kyah Michelle Bradshaw; Kaylynn Ruth Brinkley; Destiny De-Ann Brown; Jessica Resendiz Chavez; Anna Christine Cooper; Jy’Nijah Jakilah Cooper; Trinity Niccole Crego; Jasmine Gomez Cruz; Kaitlyn Leigh Donalson; Robert Charles Edwards; Caison Logue Faircloth; Alasia Janigha Franklin; Morgan Grace Gainous; Jewell Grace Gammill; Carmen Klarissa Gantt; Bryan Godinez-Jimenez; Treyton Kade Godwin; Esperanza Gomez Jimenez; Diane Esmeralda Gomez; Alexis McKenzie Gray; Brandon Lee Green; Casey Lynne Hand; Mary Litia Harrison; Kyle Thomas Hawthorne; Jorge Hernandez; Alli Elizabeth Hester; Nathaniel Blair Hester; Lauryn Grace Howell; Hailey Louise Jones; Jesslyn Elizabeth Jones; William Noah Jones; Brookelyn Savannah Key; Elias Lopez-Gomez; Eliceo Lopez-Gomez; Noah Paul Majors; Mariana Lisbeth Matias Lopez; Alexis Grace Maxwell; Amaya NaShea McCullough; Cassidy Ann McDonald; Lily Annelle McKenzie; Jasmine Elizabeth Nix; Sierra Virginia Nix; Lillian Grace Norton; Peyton Bailey Pearson; Roberto Larios Perez; Bryce Deno Perry; Amelia Fei Pharis; Michelle Ponce; Paige Ann Ponder; Hanna Elizabeth Powe; Amanda Suzanne Renaud; Jenin Dionne Ross; Sadie Jade Scott; Camille Morgan Strickland; Jack Thomas Strickland; Bre’ljaha Lafae Swain-Garland; Victoria Lynn Swatts; Kasey Danielle Taylor; Rainey Knight Thompson; Isabel Tiburcio Marcelo; Brianna Mackenzie Turner; Ethan Orion Ulmer; Alexia Ka-Lea Washington; Cynthia Allaine Whitfield; Keondra Janiya Wright; and Amari Justice Young.
Recipients of senior scholarships and awards began with the Trade and Industry Awards, made by possible by a fund established in 1978 by Julien B. Roddenbery who believed that job skills are an essential element in education and that there is dignity in honest work. Winners of this monetary award were Greyson Bobby Vette Jonson, first place, and Asher McCade Childs, second place.
Other students honored with scholarships and awards were: Graci Macayla Bishop-Cairo Woman’s Club Award; Jaylon Jarquez Davis-Thomas L. and Shirley J. Brown Scholarship, First Start Global Outreach Ministry Scholarship; Sierra Elizabeth Davis-Art Scholarship; Kaitlyn Leigh Donalson-Harry and Eleanor Kelly Scholarship, Kaye Helms Mathematics Award, Patricia Orr Scholarship for Theatrical Literacy, First Start Global Outreach Ministry Scholarship, Raconteur Scholarship; Morgan Grace Gainous-National Honor Society Scholarship, Cairo Woman’s Club Award, Raconteur Scholarship; Anahjlah Kimiyah Gee-Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, In. Lambda Xi Omega Chapter Award, Semper Fidelis; Alexis McKenzie Gray-Patricia Orr Scholarship for Theatrical Literacy; Faith Renea Gurley-First Start Global Outreach Ministry Scholarship; Samuel El Harris-W.R. Baker Scholarship; Christopher Stephen Harrison-Kevin Walden Scholarship; Mary Litia Harrison-John B. & Elizabeth V. Wight Scholarship, FCA Award, Adams, Bogan, Clarke Scholarship, James D. Eunice Award, Thomas “T.D.” David Memorial Scholarship; Alli Elizabeth Hester-John B. & Elizabeth V. Wight Scholarship, Wh & Mary P. Muggridge Scholarship; Darrell Evin Johnson-Adams, Bogan, Clarke Scholarship; Hailey Louise Jones-Molly Elkins Joiner Memorial Scholarship, Cairo Kiwanis Club; Brookelyn Savannah Key-Thomas University Grady County Scholarship; Joseph W. Knight IV-Johnny Hancock Scholarship; Teonna Kristen Masten-Benton-Art Scholarship; Alexis Grace Maxwell-First National Bank Scholarship; Amaya NaShea McCullough-STAR Student, Celia Bass Science Award, Adams, Bogan, Clarke Scholarship, Kiwanis Morning Star Award, First National Bank Scholarship, Washington Consolidated Class of ’70, Unity in the Community; Crystal Jah-Nae’ Mills-Dorothy Edwards’ Chapter #36 Order of Eastern Star, Washington Consolidated Class of ‘’61, Thomas L. and Shirley J. Brown Scholarship, Little Bethel AME Church Scholarship; Michelle Jamelid Morales-Little Bethel AME Church Scholarship, MLK Collaborative Scholarship; Sierra Virginia Nix-SRTC Scholarship; Lillian Grace Norton-DAR Good Citizenship Award; Bryce Deno Perry-Adams, Bogan, Clarke Scholarship, Joe A. David III, Music Scholarship, Patricia Orr Scholarship for Theatrical Literacy, Unity in the Community, First Start Global Outreach Ministry Scholarship, Kappa Alpha Psi; Leah Vatrece Perry-Jackie Robinson Boys & Girls Club of Cairo-Grady County Scholarship; Roberto Larios Perez-Wh & Mary P. Muggridge Scholarship, Adams, Bogan, Clarke Scholarship, SRTC Scholarship; Hanna Elizabeth Powe-Grady General Ladies Auxilliary; Amanda Suzanne Renaud-Cairo Kiwanis Club; JaKayla Na’Riyah Smith-Washington Consolidated Class of ’70; Ethan Orion Ulmer-Adam K. Davis Award, Wesley P. Collins Family Scholarship; Ricky Terrell Walker Jr-Don Hand Memorial Football Scholarship; Alexia Ka-Lea Washington-C.H.S. Band Spirit Scholarship; Keondra Janiya Wright-Semper Fidelis; Amari Justice Young-SRTC Scholarship, Patricia Orr Scholarship for Theatrical Literacy.
Faculty members in each department at C.H.S. select the recipients of the Senior Achievement Awards. These winners receive monetary awards along with plaques thanks to the support of the following sponsors: I CAN of Cairo; Cairo Kiwanis Club; United National Bank; First National Bank; Cairo’s DUI School & Right Way Defensive School; Ameris Bank; Carter’s Cleaners; Capital City Bank; Five Star Credit Union; Cox Pharmacy; Stuckey Construction Inc.; Donalson Diesel Performance; Carraway Concrete Construction; Turner’s Garage & Body Shop; Cairo Athletic Booster Club; and CHS CTAE.
Achievement Award winners were: Jasmine Gomez Cruz-English; Esperanza Gomez Jimenez-social studies; Michelle Jamelid Morales-math; Camille Alyssa Dukes-science; Kaitlyn Leigh Donalson-Spanish and Dance; Treyton Kade Godwin-art and architectural drawing and design; Bryce Deno Perry-band; Bre’ljaha Lafae Swain-Garland-chorus; Zoe Elle Watson-theatre; Mary Litia Harrison-business technology; Hanna Elizabeth Powe-Work Based Learning; Lillian Grace Norton-agricultural education; Justin Antonio Palmer-culinary arts; Yoatzi Alba Uriostegui-early childhood education; Hailey Louise Jones-healthcare science; Tanner Jed Todd-welding; Josue Audel Ambriz-construction; Zachary Seth Holloway-automotive services; Ethan Orion Ulmer-information technology; Alexis McKenzie Gray-NJROTC; Ambria Nicnole Vicks-girls athletics; Ricky Terrell Walker Jr.-boys athletics.
Seniors who completed a series of three or four specified courses in a Career, Technical and Agricultural Education pathway that leads to a possibly industry-recognized credential earned green honor cords to signify their achievement.
They are: Raylen Emile Brown; Sa’Bryce Jerimiah Brown; Logan Grant Burdick; Jo’Miah Fran’Keria Burns; MaKayla Leann Cartwright; Jadah Briyanna Cason; Galilea Cervantes; Jessica Resendiz Chavez; Asher McCade Childs; Kennison Lynn Clark; Coby Allen Cliett; Anna Christine Cooper; Joshwa Sylvester Copeland; Morgan Elizabeth Copeland; Martavian Calvin Dewayne Cornell; Jasmine Gomez Cruz; Rebecca Jean Davis; Sierra Elizabeth Davis; Claire Elizabeth Denton; Lina Guadalupe Diaz-Moreno; Anajah Mona Donaldson; Camille Alyssa Dukes; Paul Edward Dukes; Robert Charles Edwards; Samatha Kricel Estrada; Caison Logue Faircloth; Damyia Danae Farlin; Deja Nichole Frias; Jewell Grace Gammill; Marisol Gaspar-Orozco; Anahjlah Kimiyah Gee; Owen Kermit Gilliard; Bryan Godinez-Jimenez; Cayton Walker Godwin; Ethan Jeffery Godwin; Treyton Kade Godwin; Esperanza Gomez Jimenez; Diane Esmeralda Gomez; Elian Gomez; Jennifer Gomez-Gomez; Alicia Gomez-Hernandez; Alexis McKenzie Gray; Brnadon Lee Green; Kayla Marie Grigsby; Ashley Elizabeth Haga; Mya Danielle Hardwick; Anthony Gage Harrell; Chrisopher Stephen Harrison; Mary Litia Harrison; Kyle Thomas Hawthorne; Ashley Yolanda Hernandez; Jorge Hernandez; Marta Laura Hernandez; Mickayla Arianna Danielle Herring; Alli Elizabeth Hester; Brooke Faith Hilgartner; Kayla Latrell Hines; Zachary Seth Holloway; Anthony Connor Howell; Lauryn Grace Howell; Jaden Louis Humphrey; Chloe Brooke Hurst; Rosio Ibarra-Aguilar; Mylisia Shontrese Jackson; Joseph Tyrone James; Madison Elizabeth Jesson; Darrell Evin Johnson; Greyson Bobby Vette Johnson; Allen George Jones; Christopher Jordan Jones; Hailey Louise Jones; Jeffery Bernard Jones; Jesslyn Elizabeth Jones; William Noah Jones; Maxwell Lee Jowers; Brookelyn Savannah Key; Tahj Shakim Kinder; Joseph W. Knight; Hettie Cuy Lamar; TeQuan Defrance Latimore; Destina Eva Sosa Lopez; Jose Alfredo Lopez; Elias Lopez-Gomez; Eliceo Lopez-Gomez; Noah Paul Majors; Erica Keonshea Mallard; Jose Adrian Martinez Bautista; Teonna Kristen Masten-Benton; Mariana Lisbeth Matias Lopez; Alexis Grace Maxwell; Ti’erra Nariah Maynor; Jamiracle Neisa Nicole Mayo; Brandon Lee McClendon; Amaya NaShea McCullough; Cassidy Ann McDonald; Lily Annelle McKenzie; Lizbeth Mendez Gomez; Crystal Jah-Nae’ Mills; Frederick Mobley; Michael Elijah Mobley; Aaron Eliazar Mora; Ky’miryia Tionna Morris; Jasmine Elizabeth Nix; Sierra Virginia Nix; Reynaldo Humberto Niz Ramirez; Nelson Leonel Niz; Lillian Grace Norton; Jamica Jadasha Omowumi Ogunsuyi; Bria Skyy Oliver; Devan Nicholas Page; Justin Antonio Palmer; Ashton Lee Pearce; Peyton Tanner Pearce; Peyton Bailey Pearson; Christina Michelle Perez; Daniel Gomez Perez; Carmen Vianney Perez Velasquez; Leah Vatrece Perry; Paige Ann Ponder; Devin Mitchell Prater; Brianna Elizabeth Radney; Zachary James Rathel; Christopher Michael Reffitt; Anija Diasia Reid; Amanda Suzanne Renaud; MaryEllis Noelle Richardson; Garrett Cole Robinson; Jenin Dionne Ross; Jose Armando Salazar-Villeda; Kiera Sharie Scott; Shellie LeAnn Scott; Sierra Marie Scott; Blake Allen Sealy; Alexandro Serrano Torres; Markez Ahmod Simpson; Drew Ellis Singletary; JaKayla Na’Riyah Smith; Jonathon Rudolph Smith; Susanna Caroline Smith; John Victor Sodrel; Craig Leon Solomon; Martavious Marquez Terrell Solomon; Jamaya Ni’Ja Spence; Malachi Antonio Spicer; Joshua Elijah Stewart; Jack Thomas Strickland; Landon Cassidy Strickland; Bre’ljaha Lafae Swain-Garland; victoria Lynn Swatts; Victor Devon Swicord; Kasey Danielle Taylor; Kamaury Keon Thomas;Kiljah Dequan Thomas; Rainey Knight Thompson; Isabel Tiburcio Marcelo; Tanner Jed Todd; William Andrew Tomlinson; Slade Nicholas Tucker; Brianna Mackenzie Turner; Ethan Orion Ulmer; Jimmy Leroy Vickers; Ambria Nicole Vicks; Chambria Denise Vicks; Jaselyn Leanne Viera Grullon; Heidi Michelle Vivas Lemos; Zoe Elle Watson; Quatavious Mykiel Willis; Jermichael Shamar Winn; Holden David Wisehart; Matthew Tyler Woodell; Kaleb Tristan Works; and Quitron Ladarius Wyatt.
The Cecelia Wight Citizenship Award kicked off the Special Awards of the evening. The honor is given in memory of Mrs. Cecelia Wight, a former C.H.S. teacher. The faculty selects the recipient of this award. It is given to the student who exemplifies the qualities of good citizenship such as integrity, honest, high moral standards, dependability, community responsibility, academic achievement, attitude, cooperation and versatility. The recipient of the 2021 citizenship award went to Kaitlyn Leigh Donalson.
Other honors included: Julien B. Roddenbery Scholarships given to Camille Alyssa Dukes and Michelle Jamelid Morales; John B. Wight Award, Camille Alyssa Dukes; John Herndon Award, Brandon Lee McClendon; Mac Butler Memorial Scholarship, Caison Logue Faircloth; Kay Avery Award, Ambria Nicole Vicks; Jake Elkins Football Scholarship, Raylen Emile Brown; Jake Elkins Wrestling Scholarship, Brandon Lee Green; Philip Almon Scholarship, Lillian Grace Norton; PaFran Farms Scholarship, Asher McCade Childs; Becky Williamson Scholarship, Diane Esmeralda Gomez; Tom K. LeGette Sr., Scholarship Award, Jack Thomas Strickland; Joey Maxwell Memorial FFA Scholarship, Darrell Evin Johnson; One Blood Scholarship, Hailey Louise Jones and Kasey Danielle Taylor.
Organizers of the honors night were Mrs. Tammy Donalson and Mrs. Barbara Godwin with Mrs. Laura Elliott and Mrs. Brittany DePlato assisting backstage.