Eighteen seniors from Central High School graduated ons Saturday, May 19 at 10 a.m., at the CHS gymnasium in Burden.
The ceremony was directed by CHS Principal Shane Walter, Superintendent Rick Shaffer, and the USD 462 Board of Education.
The salutatorian speech was given by Michael Vaught and the Valedictorian speech was presented by Eraso Valles-Fisher
Seniors include Austin Branscum, Cailey,Tillapaugh, Caitlin Mannon, Dustin Handlin, Erasmo Valles-Fisher, Faith Clingerman, Jeffery
Dennett, Kelsey McAlister, Kenzee Biddle, Kevin Lambert, Micah Laymon, Michael Vaught, Nathan Delaney, Randie Wingert, Regina
McRorey, Shaylie Hamilton, Torrie Thiel, and Trey Hamilton.
The class colors are red and Columbia blue, the class flower is the sunflower, and the class motto is, “Go confidently, in the direction of
your dreams. Live the life you have imagined,” from Henry David Thoreau.
"KEMFA state powerlifting meet in the books! 540+ athletes competed. We brought 19 lifters. The kids did outstanding! We brought home 13 medals and a plaque. In the overall, back to back state champion Challen Jimenez, second place freshmen Cerena Cady, and third place Caitlin Mannon!! We also have several personal records! What a great group of kids! So proud of the dedicated athletes that represented Central today! #RAIDERNATION #STATECHAMP #DEDICATION"
Results from Saturday listed below:
Caitlin Mannon: 2nd in Bench
5th in Hang Clean
*** 3rd place overall
Cerena Cady: 4th in Hang Clean
1st in Squat
*** 2nd place overall
Michael Vaught: 2nd in Bench
3rd in Squat
Jacob Haws: 5th in Bench
Clayton Cook: 5th in Bench
Challen Jimenez: 1st in Bench
1st in Squat
1st in Hang Clean
***Back to Back STATE CHAMPION
Total team results: Girls finished 12th out of 50 teams
Boys finished 10th out of 50 teams