The River High School Class of 2013 held its graduation ceremony on Friday, 7 p.m., at Flannery Field.
The Valedictorian of the Class of 2013 is Katherine Plas. She is the daughter of Greg and Twila Plas of Hannibal. Katherine is president of the National Honor Society, editor of yearbook, and Presidential Petroleum Engineering. Katherine attends the Zion United Church of Christ in Sardis.
The Vocational Valedictorian is Joshua West. He is the son of Jeremy and Penny West. He is a member of the Vocational Honor Society.
Alex Thomas served as the Salutatorian for the Class of 2013. He is the son of William and Shelia Thomas of Hannibal. He is member of the National Honor Society, a three-year Academic Achiever, and a delegate of Buckeye Boys State. He is a member of the Hannibal United Methodist Church of Hannibal. Alex plans to attend The Ohio State University and major in Computer Engineering.
Lauren Price, the daughter of Tim and Rhonda Price of Fly, offered the invocation. She is a four-year Kiwanis Scholar, Academic Achiever, and an international scholarship winner from the Oklahoma International Bluegrass Festival and Monroe Mandolin Camp. Lauren is a member of the Church of Christ of Pine Street Church of Christ in New Martinsville. Lauren plans to attend Davis and Elkins College.
Leanna Price, also the daughter of Tim and Rhonda Price of Fly, delivered the welcome. She is a four-year Kiwanis Scholar, Academic Achiever, and an international scholarship winner from the Oklahoma International Bluegrass Festival and Monroe Mandolin Camp. Leanna is a member of the Church of Christ of Pine Street Church of Christ in New Martinsville. Lauren plans to attend Davis and Elkins College.
Annelise Turner introduced the special guests at River's graduation ceremony. She is the daughter of Jim and Julia Turner of Clarington. Annelise is a Pioneer Valley Conference Scholar Athlete, OVAC Scholar Athlete, a member of the National Honor Society, and has received various top of the class awards. She attends the Duffy Church of Christ. Annelise plans to attend Ohio University and major in Communication Sciences and Disorders.
Cassidy McCullough, daughter of Mike and Raychelle McCullough of Hannibal, provided the benediction. She is a member of the National Honor Society, a four-year honor student, a four-year Pioneer Valley Conference Scholar, and an All Ohioan District III State Champion in track. She is a member of the St. John Bosco of Sardis. Cassidy plans to attend West Virginia Wesleyan and major in Chemistry.
Since McCullough was qualifying for the state track meet, her benediction was pre-recorded. It was introduced by honor student Myla Smith.
She is a daughter of Bob and Faye Smith of Hannibal. She is a National Honor society member and both PVC and OVAC Scholar Athlete.
Honor Student and Class President Evan Eggleston, son of Joe and Amy Eggleston, led the class in the turning of the tassels.
Carl Edward Trifonoff, principal of River High School, presented the class. Board member Ron Winkler, Superintendent Larry Elliott, Assistant Superintendent Neil Ritchie, and Treasurer Lance Erlwine awarded diplomas.
The following are members of the River High School Class of 2013: Aaron Lawrence Alleman, Karen Michelle Almeida Sarmiento, Nicholas Peter Asturi, Shelbi Renae Auten, Joshua Lee Baker, Ashley Nicole Beaver, Vicente Boggs, Kameron Lee Brown, Cody Russell Caldwell, Soowon Choi, Tristan John Clegg, Kasey Edward Dean Craig, Kayla Dawn Deitch, Mitchell Orion Earley, Evan Tyler Eggleston, Sierra Marie Garcia, Luke Bradey Gillies, Hank Montgomery Goble, Jacob Christian Goddard, Brittany Marie Harrigan, Joseph Michael Roy Hendershot, Dalton Michael Higgs, Rachael Christine Hutchison, Jordan Trent Indermuhle, Chad William Isaly, Tori Lynn Johnson, Hannah Pauline Jones, Nathaniel Lee Kile, Skye Richard Krupa, Kyra Grace Lallathin, Jeremy Lee Lamp, Trevor Dale Lloyd, Logan Eric Lucas, Matthew Thomas Marconi, Joseph Adonis Mazza, William Fisher McCloud, Cassidy Ray McCullough, Collin Marshall McGuire, Nathan Scott McPeek, Wesley Aaron McPeek, Brian Lee Morgan, Dallas Preston Necessary, Miranda Louise Ollom, Steven Ray Phillips, Katherine Leann Plas, Josie Elizabeth Postle, Stacey Marie Potts, Brett Michael Price, Lauren Dianna Price, Leanna Marie Price, Courtney Rana Prout, Laken Marie Ramsay, Garth Wayne Richter, Dalton Lee Roberts, Mikayla Dawn Roberts, Brandon Lee Schaad, Jessica Lynn Schnegg, Alanna Jo Smith, Myla Raye Smith, Nathan Clark Snyder, Ivy Sis Stewart, Jeremiah William Stewart, Jonathan Christopher Stewart, Devin Thomas Talbott, George Thomas Tharp IV, Alex Michael Thomas, Justin Dakota Thomas, Annelise Catherine Turner, Dustin Scott Wade, Emile Louise Weaver, Joshua Scott West, Kelsey Lynann Williams, and Leslie Kay Young.