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Seven Graduates Top RHS 2011 Class

By Staff | May 25, 2011

Flint Postle Validictorian

The River High School Class of 2011 will hold its graduation ceremony on May 28, 2011 at Flannery Field at 7 p.m. In case of rain, the ceremony will be held in the R.L. Potts Gymnasium. The class cordially invites parents, grandparents, family members, and friends to celebrate this joyous occasion with them.

The Valedictorian of the Class of 2011 is Flint Allen Postle. Flint is the son of Brad and Amy Postle of New Matamoras, Ohio and Amy Smart of Columbus, Ohio. He is a four-year Kiwanis Scholar, winner of the Franklin B. Walter All-Scholastic Award, and a state winner of the 2009 American Legion Americanism and Government program. He is a member of the Woodsfield Christian Church of Woodsfield, Ohio. Flint plans to attend The Ohio State University and major in Chemistry/Pre-Pharmacy.

The Vocational Valedictorian is Victoria Marie Bier of Powhatan Point. Victoria is the daughter of Dave and Becky Bier, and Hope and Robert Rutter. Victoria’s awards include Award of Distinction for BAM, Chapter President of BPA, and Top 10 Advanced Accounting State Competition for BPA. Victoria plans to attend Ohio University Eastern and major in Accounting. She attends the Nazarene Church in Powhatan Point.

Samantha Dawn Knowlton will serve as the Salutatorian for the Class of 2011. Samantha is the daughter of Don and Kathy Knowlton of Sardis, Ohio. She is a four year Kiwanis Scholar, a four year Division II 1st Team Girls Eastern District Golf member, and a three year Pioneer Valley Conference Scholar. She is a member of the Duffy Church of Christ of Duffy, Ohio. Samantha plans to attend West Liberty University and major in Pre-Med/Biology.

Kylie Danielle Brown, the daughter of Dana and Sharon Brown of Clarington, Ohio, will offer the invocation. Kylie is a three year Varsity Cheerleader, Miss River 2010, and a member of the National Honor Society. Kylie plans to attend West Liberty University and major in Exercise Physiology and then attend Wheeling Jesuit University for a Doctorate in Physical Therapy.

Victoria Bier Vocational Validictorian

Jordan Nicole Ramsay, the daughter of Michael and Kenda Ramsay of Powhatan Point, Ohio, will deliver the welcome. Jordan is a four year Kiwanis Scholar, a four year member of the Ohio Valley Athletic Conference All-Academic Squad, and a member of the All-Times Leader Basketball Team her Junior year. She attends the United Wesleyan Church of Bellaire, Ohio. Jordan plans to attend West Liberty University and major in Exercise Physiology.

Chelsey Nicole Smith will introduce the special guests at River’s graduation ceremony. Chelsey is the daughter of Gregory and Deana Smith of Clarington, Ohio. Chelsey is a Pioneer Valley Conference Scholar Athlete, an Academic Achiever, and a member of the National Honor Society. She attends the Chapel Hill Methodist Church of Clarington, Ohio. Chelsey plans to attend Ohio University Eastern and major in Nursing.

The Class President Erica Lynn Duvall, daughter of Doug and Mona Duvall of Sardis, Ohio, will lead the class in the turning of the tassels and will provide the benediction. She is the National Honor Society Vice President, a Kiwanis Scholar, and an Ohio Valley Athletic Conference Scholar Athlete. She is a member of the Zion United Church of Christ of Sardis, Ohio. Erica plans to attend West Liberty University and major in Exercise Physiology.

Dr. Vince Monseau, principal of River High School, will present the class. Board member Ronald Winkler and Superintendent Larry Elliott will award the diplomas. The following are member of the River High School Class of 2011: Charles William Ady, Tanya Nichol Altizer, Vanessa Nicole Anderson, Taylor Marie Ash, Samantha Alexis Barrows, Benjamin Joshua Bartrug, Megan Elizabeth Beard, Autumn Kristy Beisel, Victoria Marie Bier, Ashley Morgan Brady, Ty Andrew Brandon, Victoria Lynn Brandon, Kylie Danielle Brown, Rusty Allen Brown, Jr., Troy Albert Brown, Tucker Ethan Brown, Vivian Marie Brown II, Dillon Thomas Burnett, Cody Nicholas Caretti, Gunnar Tice Carman, Brittanie Lynn Carroll, Larry Wayne Colvin, Jr., Jade Elaine Craig, Kelsie Lynn Cross, Ashton Elizabeth Deitch, Ryan Andrew Doty, Erica Lynn Duvall, Jesse Alexander Edgell, Gina Marie Geilinger, Vincent John Gillies, Gary Clark Grayam, Chad Randall Harrigan, Christopher Grant Heightland, Ayla Marie Higgs, Cheyenne Autumn Horn, Shayla Marie Horn, Aaron Craig Hoskinson, Alissa Raquel Huffman, Ashley Brooke Imhoff, Alexa Marie Isaly, Cody Devin Isaly, Sarah Michelle Jarvis, Emily Renee Kemp, Samantha Dawn Knowlton, Jenny Rebecca Lawrence, Taylor Kaye LeMasters, Nicholas Richard McClellan, Marcus Steven McConn, Erin Nicole McCracken, Brianne Marie McCune, Joshua Allen McKelvey, Michael Craig Mattone, Harley Deeann May, Jesse Cole Merckle, Flint Allen Postle, Jordan Andrew Potts, Nadia Mae Jamison Potts, Ryan Matthew Potts, Zachary Lee Price, Alexander Nathan Pyles, Jordan Nicole Ramsay, Samuel Clement Ramsier, Cody William Rhodes, Dustin Lee Schilling, Zachary Bryant Schnegg, Rebecca Lynn Smathers, Chelsey Nicole Smith, Matthew Allen Stalder, Matthew Tyler Stevens, Rachel Anne Stewart, Tyler Evan Stewart, Zachary Michael Strickland, Joshua David Swegard, John Anthony Thomas, Jr., Alexander Nicholas Lee Ward, William Zachary Wax, Zachery Michael Weaver, James Daniel West, Laura Kaleen Whipkey, Katrina Marie Whittington, Zachary Dean Wichterman, Cassandra Kay Withrow, Megan Lea Wohnhas, Tanner Matthew Wright, and Taylor Robert Zink.

Samantha Knowlton Salutatorian