Commencement exercises for 176 seniors at Athens High School will be held at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Bruce Field.
Leading the class of 2009 will be Valedictorian Logan Henderson and Salutatorian Kalli Porter.
Henderson is the son of Kyle and Cindy Henderson.
Logan came to Athens while in Kindergarten. He was enrolled in the Athens Christian Academy through the sixth grade and then attended Athens Middle School and Athens High School. Logan will be graduating in the Distinguished Achievement Program carrying a straight A average for all four years of high school. He has also completed 15 hours of courses at TVCC with all As.
He participated in number sense, calculator, general math, computer science and science in UIL competition, winning numerous awards. He advanced to regionals this year as part of the calculator team and to regionals his sophomore year in computer science. In his sophomore year he was named the outstanding student in Spanish. He played basketball all four years of high school.
He has participated extensively in his youth group at the First Baptist Church of Athens. He has served on humanitarian aide mission teams in Mexico on three different occasions. He served in hurricane relief after Katrina and Rita first with those sheltered in First Baptist, in the Ninth Ward of New Orleans rebuilding the Galilee Baptist Church, and in Vidor/Orange rebuilding homes. He has participated in an Extreme Makeover of the Monument Baptist Church youth room, Monument, Colo. In the summer of 2008 he was on a health education team that worked in Ethiopia. He taught eye care and hygiene in several rural villages as well as assisting in a medical clinic and community survey.
At the conclusion of his African trip he climbed to the top of Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest point in Africa at 19,330 ft. At 17, he was the youngest member of the 11 person climbing team that included his brother, Lance, mother and father. The seven-day, 50- mile trek is the only route that approaches the mountain from the north and descends to the south, meaning a climber experiences the huge range of climate zones of the mountain.
Logan will be attending Baylor University from which he received a Presidential Scholarship. He will study computer and electrical engineering.
Porter is the daughter of Margaret Robertson and Keith Robertson. She played varsity softball for four years earning state honors. She was a member of varsity powerlifting for three years and was a regional qualifier her senior year.
Porter has been a member of National Honor Society for two years. She was the Future Farmers of America secretary for three years.
Porter plans to attend Texas Woman’s University in Denton on softball and academic scholarship to major in kinesiology and minor in math.
The honor graduates are Bryana Denise Bogowitz, Thomas William Moore, Joseph Cole LaGrone, Rafael Juarez, Ashley Mechelle Darby, Mattie Ruth Griffin, Erin Michelle Deupree, Benjamin Edward Smith, Laci Michelle Trevino, Carlee Cameron Rhodes, Stephanie Michele Sims, Kaylee Suzanne Whitaker, Rani Caitlyn Penny, Alexandrea Marie Withers, Dwight Cody Robson, Brady Wayne Lick, Chanta Dawn King, James Evan Pagitt, Bethany Anne McElhany, Samuel Refugio Hernandez, Bailey Mckinsey Starkes, Peyton Randolph Eaton, Lauren Brea Gillespie, Shaun Wilson Julian, Daniel Patrick Steddum, Anna Marie Holder, Kimberly Ann Matthews, Brittany Nicole Hall, Edgar Valdez, Bryson Keith Baker, Carina Garcia
Viviana Campa, Cynthia Monica Mancera, William Travis Osborne, Dyann Michelle Hopkins, Alyssa Marie Olson, Elizabeth Victoria Joblin, Henrisha Leoneé Dobbins, Kara Marie Thompson, Shana Rochelle Clapp and Lathishya Scarlet Buettner.
2009 AHS graduates are James Matthew Adair, Roxana Aleman, Joel Adam Anguiano, Amador Armas, Gabriela Esmeralda Bonilla Avila, Brandon Alexander Bachor, Bryson Keith Baker; Marcus Baker, Aryn Ashly Bane, Clayton Allen Bekker, Jasmine La'kim Blakemore, Stephen Lloyd Blakemore, Jr., Bryana Denise Bogowitz, Richard Booker, Jr., Keldrick Gerard Bowman, Cole Allen Boyd, Folander Brown III, James Mercedes Brown, Lathishya Scarlet Buettner, Joshua Curtis Buford, Dalton James Burts, Jordan David Calloway, Sara Margarita Camacho, Rodrigo Campa, Jr., Viviana Campa, Eladio Carranza, Richard Dale Carter, Fredy Castaneda, Tanya Areli Castaneda, César Geovanny Castillo, Cesar Marron Cerrillo, Diana Isavel Cerrillo, Maria Guadalupe Cerrillo, Shana Rochelle Clapp, Uriah Vernel Coleman, Anthony Markel Crayton, Justin Michael Ross Crocker, Brodrick James Cumby, Ashley Mechelle Darby, Marcus Tevon Darty, Saci-Jean Nichole Davila, Kevin Omar Delgado, Erin Michelle Deupree, Henry Leon Dobbins, Jr., Henrisha Leoneé Dobbins, Deanna Kathleen Donelson, Joshua Alan Dredla, Antonio Devon Dukes, Diamond Roshelle Dusang, Sarah Elaine Dyer, Peyton Randolph Eaton, Shana Kathleen Eggleston, Joshua Daniel Ehring, Troy Dalton Engledow, David Rolland Figueroa, Uriel Figueroa, Anysley Marie Flippo, Carlos Antonio Flores, Madison Payne Floyd, Trevor Dillon Forester, Katelyn Adriann Fulgham, Ashley Renee Galvan, Carina Garcia, J Guadalupe Garcia, MaryCarmen Garcia, Sarah Elizabeth Gartman, Lauren Brea Gillespie, Alma Evelia Gonzalez, Mattie Ruth Griffin, Phillip Demond Griffin, Brittany Nicole Hall, Kenneth Bernard Hall, Miranda Lynn Hargrave, Kevin Bernard Harmon, Whittney Nicole Hawkins, Logan Barrett Henderson, Lucero AE Hernandez, Samuel Refugio Hernandez, Heather Ann Velarde Hoffman, Janelle Marie Hofstetter, Anna Marie Holder, Justin Dan Hope, Dyann Michelle Hopkins, Lavonna Marie Howe, Kendra Lanea Howes, Allissa Huckabee, John Edward Hudson, Keylan Alexander Hunter, Taylor Dean Jackson, Terrance Dewayne Jackson, Kaitlynn Mary-Frances Jenkins, Elizabeth Victoria Joblin, Jeb Micheal Johnson, Johnathan J Johnson, Wesley Jamal Johnson, Kyle Jay Jones, Rafael Juarez, Shaun Wilson Julian, Junius Marcel Kelley, Chanta Dawn King, Joseph Cole LaGrone, Kevin Taylor Lainez, Brady Wayne Lick, Moises Maldonado, Cynthia Monica Mancera, Belem Mancio, Heather Nicole Martin, Kirsten Kay Matson, Kimberly Ann Matthews, Brandi Paige McAlister, Bethany Anne McElhany, Charles Brian Mitchell, Deliance Rae'le Keith Moore, Thomas William Moore, Evelin Johana Moreno, Ivette Cecilia Navarro, Brandi Dawn Newbill, Heather Lanae Nitsche, Alyssa Marie Olson, William Travis Osborne, James Evan Pagitt, Nallely Palma, Mark Aaron Parnell, Rani Caitlyn Penny, Ismael Pereida, Shelby Willene Phelps, Cassie Jeanette Phillips, Ashten Nichole Pickett, Nikki Rae Polk, Kalli Chérie Porter, Maria Delores Ramirez, Carlee Cameron Rhodes, Derrick Ray Rhodes, Alejandra Rincon, David Leonel Rivero, Odette Rivero, Latoya Rena Roberts, Dwight Cody Robson, Hunter Lee Rogers, Noemí Rondán, Angela Suzette Rutledge, Stephen Harrison Scott, Ashley Marie Sebastian, Colton Charles Hunter Seeton, Alyssa Lynn Shelton, Stephanie Michele Sims, Kathryn Lee Sloan, Benjamin Edward Smith, James Jacob Atticus Smith, Bailey Mckinsey Starkes, Daniel Patrick Steddum, Jessica Stone, Tiana Rochelle Tanner, Mary Renea Thomas, Stephaine Angelic Elise Thomas, Kara Marie Thompson, Kevin Scott Till, BreeAnna Chariss Tilley, Laci Michelle Trevino, Karla Stephanie Uribe, Edgar Valdez, Cynthia Melody Vargas, Salomon Vasquez, Ashleigh Brooke Vaughan, Marcos Daniel Villegas, Britne LeAnn Westmoreland, Kaylee Suzanne Whitaker, Iesha Chantal Whitemon, James Schuyler Wick, Eric Jordan Wilbanks, Brittany Danay Williams, Dameon Tarrel Williams, Gabriel Cardell Williams, Iesha Chavon Williams, Melissa June Windham and Alexandrea Marie Withers.
Commencement exercises for 176 seniors at Athens High School will be held at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Bruce Field.
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