KHS Graduation 2018

KHS Graduation 2018
Posted on 05/29/2018
KHS Graduation 2018

KHS Graduation

   Angela Blessing, Principal of Kokomo High School, wishes to invite the community to the Kokomo High School Class of 2018 graduation at 7:30 p.m. Friday, June 1st at Memorial Gymnasium.

   This year’s graduating class of approximately 410 students earned more than $4.6 million in scholarships. Nine students earned Super GPAs (12.0 or above on a 12-point scale), including Christian Abney, Jacob Ashburn, Corey Dea, Katelyn Dowden, Hannah Harrell, Nathaniel Hemmerich, Jack Perkins, Aaryan Morrison, and Andrea Stout. Thirty-one students were named Bronze Plaque Honor Graduates for maintaining an overall GPA of 10.25, with no semester grade below a “B”.

KHS Graduation Bus

   Christian Abney is the Class of 2018 Valedictorian. Christian, the son of Kriss Abney and Linda Abney, earned a 13.571 GPA while at KHS, and plans to attend Harvard University on a full-tuition scholarship to study government, with a focus on international relations. Christian would like to become a Foreign Service Officer in the U.S. Department of State. The National Merit Scholar and National Advanced Placement Scholar is an International Baccalaureate Diploma Candidate, who also completed 11 AP classes at KHS. The Future Business Leaders of America Indiana Executive Vice President and Varsity Swim Team Captain had the opportunity to travel to Costa Rica, China, and to the Navajo Nation in New Mexico through cultural exchange opportunities in the IB program.

   Aaryan Morrison is this year’s Salutatorian. Aaryan, the daughter of Kismet and Bronwen Morrison, earned a 13.429 GPA while at KHS, and is attending Harvard University on a tuition scholarship to study government, with a focus on international relations. The National Merit Commended Scholar and AP Scholar with Distinction also plans to learn French and Swahili. Aaryan intends to work for the United Nations Development Program, where she hopes to initiate and lead programs to help women and children in Sub-Saharan Africa. The 13-year dancer and pre-professional ballerina in the Cecchetti Method of Ballet is an International Baccalaureate Diploma Candidate, who also completed eight AP courses at KHS. The Girls Nation Senator (one of 100 in the United States) will compete in the Distinguished Young Women National Finals in Mobile, Alabama in June.

   KHS will graduate its third class of IB Diploma Program candidates this year. Six students will graduate as IB Diploma Program candidates, including Christian Abney, Alex Anderson, Jacob Ashburn, David Curtis, Aaryan Morrison, and Margaret Scarberry.

   Six additional KHS students will graduate as IB Career Related Diploma Program candidates. These students include Mykaelah Groover, Brittany Lucas, Arieon Pendergrass, Angel Smalley, Justin Taflinger, and Daria Yoke.

   The KHS Class of 2018 includes approximately 75 students from Twilight School, which is a flexible program designed to help people earn a high school diploma. This alternative program gives people a second chance to graduate and to walk across the stage at Memorial Gym to receive a Kokomo High School diploma. Since Twilight School began in 2012, approximately 350 students in the program have earned Kokomo High School diplomas.

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