Two area students, Jacklyn Grace Wingfield of Prescott and Shelby Alexandra Hall of Emmett, were among 14 seniors graduated from Hope's Garrett Memorial Christian School on Sunday afternoon before a standing room crowd of over 400.
Two area students, Jacklyn Grace Wingfield of Prescott and Shelby Alexandra Hall of Emmett, were among 14 seniors graduated from Hope’s Garrett Memorial Christian School on Sunday afternoon before a standing room crowd of over 400.
Hall was one of two Garrett 2017 Salutatorians, while Wingfield was also named as a Garrett honors graduate. Both were also recognized as scholarship students, and the collective Class of 2017 graduates were awarded over $250,000 in scholarships, GMCS Administrator Jimmy Walker said
Running almost two hours, the ceremony featured a series of speeches from the Valedictorian, Mary Katherine Martin, as well as Hall and co-Salutatorian, Morgan Brooke Peek. A “Senior Mission Report” was delivered by Honors student Lily Beth Formby, who proved to have a sense of humor in struggling to keep her Mortar board cap on her head during much of the speech.
Hope residents Mark and Shelley Keith also played significant roles in the ceremony, with Shelley Keith giving a singing performance, while later, Mark Keith delivered the commencement speech.
In addition to Wingfield, Hall, Martin, Peek and Formby, the rest of the GMCS Class of 2017 were John Wayne Carlin, Destiny DeShun Carrigan, Kaylee Jean Clark, Kory Lynn England, Amethyst Jeanette Middleton, Alexa Grace Miller, Ginger Lane Stockslager, Jordan Lynn Stockslager, and Coleman Douglas Storey.