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Anderson, Wetzel, and Hamrick Lead MHS Class of 2018

By Staff | Jun 20, 2018

Alavia Anderson served as Magnolia High School’s valedictorian, while Katie Hamrick and Rachal Wetzel served as salutatorians at MHS’ commencement ceremonies, held May 31.

Anderson is the daughter of Danny and Anissa Anderson. Her school activities included volleyball, cheerleading, softball (captain of all three), Mu Alpha Theta (president), National Honor Society (vice-president), Science National Honor Society (president), Senior Class Vice President, Relay for Life, FBLA, and Student Mentor.

Alavia plans to attend West Liberty University, where she will major in Biology.

Miss Katie Hamrick served as one of two salutatorians for Magnolia High School’s Class of 2018.

Hamrick was actively involved in many clubs and organizations at Magnolia, including National Honor Society, Relay for Life, Science National Honor Society, Student Mentoring Program; she served as co-president of the Mu Alpha Theta National Math Honorary and Quiz Bowl team.

Hamrick was captain of the varsity softball team her senior year and was active in many volunteer programs, such as ringing bells for the Salvation Army and walking dogs at the Wetzel County Animal Shelter.

Hamrick’s future plans are to attend West Liberty University to study Human Biology, in hopes of joining the new Physician’s Assistant program following her four years of undergraduate studies.

Rachal Wetzel is the daughter of Jack and Kelle Wetzel. She participated in Magnolia High School’s choir, Drug Free Club, Relay for Life, and was an attendee of The iBELIEVE Foundations’ summer workshops. She was on the Principal’s List and Honor Roll all four years of high school and took honors, advanced placement, and early entrance college classes.

Wetzel has spent her summers babysitting, working, and volunteering at New Martinsville Public Library during Story Hour, and with her aunt during Wetzel County’s Relay for Life events. She was a member of her school’s chapter of the National Honors Society, Science National Honors Society, and Mu Alpha Theta. While she is unsure of exactly what she wants to do with her future, she will be continuing her education at Glenville State College this fall with a major in Criminal Justice and Behavioral Science.

The Class of 2018 is as follows:

High Honors: Alavia Anderson, Kaitlyn Hamrick, Rachal Wetzel, Emily Rine, Lexie Kernan, Garret Babe, Lauren Anderson, Conner Seckman, Megan Cunningham, Barry Dennis, Alexandra Berger, Clayton Young, Sara Johnson, Michael Estep, Brandon Lasure, Kaitlyn Shanabarger, Alexis Taylor, William Akers, Johnathan Davis, Benjamin Arrick, Averi Lively, and Austin Klug.

Honors: Mackenzie Wade, Hunter Huggins, Logan Riggs, Stephen Goddard II, Jarrett Moore, Levi Gump, Clayton Myers, Kyler Cecil, Tyler Suter, Daniel Stevens, Madison Ritz, Anthony Work, Kenna Petin, Jeremy Rodriguez, and William Nice.

Other Graduates: Delbert Pierce, Leo Herrick, Michelle Morris, Bennie Hall Jr., Kayla Stewart, Bayly Cecil, Kara Boggs, Robert Moore, Madyson Kocher, Logan Highley, Kayla Kirkpatrick, Molly Witschey, Curtis Tedrow, Gabrielle Forrester, Alexandria Lindner, Devin Hawkins, Dalton Pritchard, Jeanie Desrosiers, Marcus Partridge, Brittany Trowbridge, Kara Starkey, Brooks Parsons, Jacob Smith, Devin Shimp, Lucretia Nolan, Coley Forrester, Logan Hale, Alexis Glessner, Bryan Hostetler, Brody Cartwright, Yvonnie Smith, Zachary Ware, Brooke Morris, Jack Booth, Mackenzie Ash, Kaeleigh Ratliff, Martin Baker, Stanley Moore, Alexis Lively, Joshua McIntosh, Timothy Adams, Demarco Smith, Timothy Sisson, Daniel Goddard, Yohaunce Jones, Randy Bragg, Bryce Bolden, Baylee Yoho.