CLASS OF 2013: Matoaca

Saturday, June 8, 2013 2 p.m.
Verizon Wireless Pavilion Stuart C. Siegel Center

The 49th Commencement Exercises, at the Siegel Center, of the Matoaca High School Class of 2013 had 415 graduates. Following the Pledge of Allegiance led by Senior Class Vice President, Taylor Mason, the National Anthem was belted-out by the Up Front Girls Show Choir.  Senior Class President Melanie Wyman welcomed the class and their family and friends, and gave greetings saying it seemed like only yesterday they were awkward freshmen.

“Soak in all the memories...,” Wyman said. “Look around - at your teachers, your family, the person to your left and right, this may be the last time you may see the person sitting next to you.”  

Senior Class Historian Chrys Slaughter gave special acknowledgements with the loss of two faculty members: Elka Cremer, with 13 years of service at Matoaca; and Richard Stegemerten, also 13 years of service at Matoaca; and three classmates: Hannah Nicole Edwards, Brianna Nicole Johnson and Justin Hunter Yancey.

Platform guests making remarks included Dr. Marcus Newsome, Superintendent, Chesterfield County Public Schools; Steve Elswick, Supervisor, Matoaca District; David Wyman, School Board Chairman and Tom Doland, School Board, Matoaca District.

Dr. Newsome announced of two students who best represent their class in excellence in academics, scholarship and service and presented a $1,000 gift and a medallion to Abby Broas and Emily Sullins.

“Forever Young” by Bob Dylan was performed by Abigail Heird, Lexi Ward and Melanie Wyman.

Salutatorian Max Williams addressed the seniors with a reflection of their last four years. .”In order to move forward it is important to reflect back and see how we’ve grown,” she said.

Valedictorian Dean Landes encouraged his class to take risks but in order to do so they needed to leave their comfort zone. “Be a leader,” he said. “Take an active role in your life... You have the freedom to choose whether you want to be aware of your surroundings and engage in them.”

Before the presentation of diplomas by Assistant Principal Stephanie LaSmith and confirmed by Principal Stephen Cunningham, Cunningham advised his seniors to try and make conscious choices and decide whether they want to live in an “all about me zone” or be aware of their surroundings and environment and make it a better place.

GRADUATES

Felipa Sherrod Abbott    
Andrea Nicole Ackinclose    
Kayla Marie Adkins    
Benjamin Tyler Albus    
Christopher Edward Allen    
Richard Lee Allen    
Natalie Marshay Anderson    
Tashea Samone Anderson    
Trevor Michael Anderson    
Austin James Andrews    
Jade Victoria Aponte    
Ryan Edward Arnold    
Kennon Anthony Artis, II
Michaela Rochelle Ashlock   
Christina Ashley Atkins    
Chelsea Aisha Augustine    
Megan Cierra Babb    
Alec Dimitri Bailey    
Erick Deray Bailey    
Timothy William Baird    
Justin Christopher Banks    
Jackia Shaquan Barnes    
Latoya Deshae’ Bates    
Matthew Dean Baucom    
Daryen Simone Baugh    
Christopher Scott Bear    
Nelson Ariel Benitez    
Hannah Leigh Bennett    
Malik Akil Biddle    
Pauline Lucille Bigelow    
Eboni Ahmani Birdsong    
Tiffanie Amber Blank    
Lauren Amanda Bondurant   
Joseph Treyvon Boone    
Zachary Scott Booth    
Jalil Keelen Borden    
Justin Thomas Bowe    
Jasmine Alexuis Boyd    
Johnathan William Boyd    
Tiara Marcelle Boyd    
Najai Kashmere Bradley    
Jamie Prue Bright    
Anojewel Leigh Broadnax    
Abigail Leigh Broas    
Brandon Jay Brown    
Jacob Alexander Brown    
Rodrick Marquis Brown    
Scott Brown, III
Zachary Ty Brown    
Tamika Shana Broyles    
Marlin Kahlil Brunson    
Malcolm Bernard Bunch    
Morgan Louise Burke    
Ivey Lee Burton    
Brady Keith Byer    
David Lee Cabaniss, III
Christopher Michael Campbell   
Jodi Lynne Capps    
Rebecca Ann Cardwell    
Zareya Nyqulla Carlisle    
Jhane’ Lavern Carr    
Alexis Jade Carrasquillo    
Sarah Emily Chadwick    
Cameron Marc Champeau    
Kaitlyn Rose Chandler    
Angela Breanna Ahlisa Cheatham   
Brittany Briana Chesley   
Dominique Rashad Clark    
Samuel Tyrone Clark, II
Morgan Ashley Cody    
Devin O’neal Coe    
Rashan Amandre Cole    
Torian Xaviera Cole    
Alyssa Lamericle Coleman    
Hannah Baldwin Coleman    
Jacob Wade Collier    
William Chase Connelly    
Abigail Elizabeth Connolly    
Abigail Taylor Cook    
Luis Alvaro Coral    
Shannon Leigh Coryell    
Bria Patrice Coward    
Kaeja Ciara Rosa Cox    
Matthew David Cox    
Devin Anthony Cranmer   
Jazmyne Chantelle Mone’ Crawley   
Rhiannon Elizabeth Cree    
William Maxwell Croston    
De’jaa Dominique Daniel    
Caitlyn Jessica Degracia    
Jacob Colby Diamond    
Carl Grant Driskill, III
Dara Elizabeth Duncan
Jillian Deborah Dupuis    
Jordan Ray Eason    
Kacey Develon Easton, Jr
Jonathan Bernard Edmonds   
Steven Trey Edwards    
Joshua Quinn Everhart    
Kesha Marie Everson    
Michael John Farrell, Jr
Alexis Antoinette Farrior    
Kemiyah Shakeldra Faulkner   
Kara Elaine Felter    
Tyler Lee Ferrell    
Davon Nathaniel Fields    
Laquan Raheem Fields    
Tyrell Rayquan Fields    
Kayla Jaden Fike    
Hadiya Bryonne Fisher    
Tahjire Armani Na’quelle Fitten   
Cassidy Rose Fletcher    
Brandon Terrell Fobbs    
Devin Jamal Fobbs    
Jeffrey Robert Fogleboch, Jr
Pryce Curtiss Fortune    
Christian Jeffrey Fox    
Keelia Lahope Friday    
Brent William Frost    
Randie Austin Gale    
Jacqueline Eileen Gatz    
Brittany Renee Gettings   
Gabrielle Jane Gibbs    
Brandon Jaleel Gilchrist    
Megan Lynn Gill    
Taylor Jordan Gill    
Destiny Rae Gilley    
Tevyn Rashad Gilliam    
Dante Marques Gillison    
Jacob Ryan Girard    
Fabian Da’shun Glass    
Diamond Andrea Goldsmith   
Deja Imani Goode    
Shaquana Gray    
Aaron Michael Green    
Austin Charles Grindle    
Darcy Rose Grogan    
Sky Malyn Grogan    
Lindsay Morgan Grohowski   
Christiana Abena Faith Gyapong   
Chandler Louise Hadden   
Rebecca Lynn Hamilton   
Samantha J. Hamilton    
Alexis Elise Hammond    
April Ayanna Hardy    
Kiara Antoinette Hargraves    
Anna Summer Harper    
John Earl Harper, Iii
Travonn Alphonzo Harper   
Crystalin Earline Harris    
Darien Michelle Hartsoe   
Maximillian Melvin Harwell    
Ian Taylor Haselhorst    
Carly Eure Heinz    
Abigail Camille Heird    
Wesley Alan Hennigan    
Chase Monroe Henry    
Kasey Alise Hensley    
Taylor Michael-alexander Hevener   
Chandler De Sean Hinton    
Dennis Kenneth Hitchcock   
Catherine Elizabeth Dean Hodges   
Kashena Miesha Holcombe   
Deon Devonte Holmes    
Devin Lee Honeycutt    
Katelynn Brooke Hood    
Deandre Antonio Horne    
Jade Dana Hossain    
Bonnie Jo House    
Jeffrey Dylan Hovermale   
Antoinette Renee Hunter    
Lauren Ashley Hurt    
Devin Deonte Hylton    
Brandon Scott Irving    
Maximillia Victoria Jackson    
Ebony Monet Jennings    
Precious Marie Jiggetts    
Justice Kiyomi Johnson    
Lillian Frances Johnson    
Matthew Christopher Johnson   
Tiondria Karshima Johnson   
Zuri Onaje Johnson, Jr
Christin Imari Jones    
Christina Imani Jones    
Julisa Diane Chamel Jones   
Kaitlyn Lee Jones    
Serina Ta-nisha Jones    
Shyan Amour Jones    
Starling Paige Jones    
Tia Chanel Jones    
Bradford Guy Jordan, Jr.
Frederick Kane    
Morgan Lee Karpinski    
Vanessa Simone Kelly    
Reese Jacob Kempter    
Morgan Lynn Kiefer    
Dalton Connor Kitchen    
Sara Elizabeth Koegl    
Michael James Kosobucki    
Austin Lee Lafoon    
Kelly Morris Landen    
Dean Mitchell Landes    
Dylan Marshall Landes    
Nicholas Joseph Lannie    
Lily-ann Laws    
Michael Scott Lawson    
Terrell Devon Lee    
Derrick Antoine Lewis, Jr
Erin Nicole Lewis    
Rashard Alexander Lewis    
Travis Corey Link    
Christopher Allen Litton    
Ashton Leigh Lively    
Rage Shinobi Lleras    
Catherine Gail Lockett    
Elizabeth Anne Loving    
Alexander Paul Luft    
Peter Adam Luft    
Declan Orion Lumpp    
Erin Rose Maciejczyk    
Brittany Caprice Manns-byrd   
Hana Mohamed Maqsher    
Milton Royal Marsh    
Raymond Bryant Marsh, Jr
David Elliott Marshall    
Keyera Lashonda Mason    
Kiana Lachan Mason    
Kiyana Anie Mason    
Taylor Alexis Mason    
Bryan Robert Matthews    
Kaitlyn Marie Matthie    
Ronald Paul Mcclarin, III
Brooke Ashley Mcmahand    
Kevin Joseph Mcnamara    
Vania Elise Mendez    
Keevin Mathew Merritt    
Stephen Wayne Mick    
Miranda Danielle Milliner    
Ashley Nicole Mills    
Dakota Aron Milton    
Allison Kate Mingloski    
Christen Tiffany Moore    
Danielle Nicole Moore    
Jada Asheyanna Moore    
Mitchell Thomas Moore   
Jonathan Shayne Morgan    
Michael Anthony Mueller, II
David Hunter Murphy    
Monzell Devonte Murphy    
Tucker Keelin Murphy    
Brittini Tiara Marie Myrick   
Abraham Daniel Nassar    
Ndidi Amarachi Ndubueze    
Arika Nicole Neal    
Justice Allen Nesgoda    
Cory Ray Newhouse    
Tyler Austin Nix    
Christian Yeonoow No    
Shawn William O’brien    
Arynn Delaney O’kane    
Troy Michael Owen    
Carl Ross Paparone    
Anthony Deandre Parham    
Derrick Brent Parker    
Daniel Wayne Parlow    
Sydney Justine Parolisi    
Khalil Ajay Parson    
Rodney Scott Pemberton, Jr.
Virginia Caroline Pennell    
Andre Perez    
Austen Daniel Perkinson    
Chasity Arnette Pettiford    
Kiandra Lorraine Petway    
Tabytha Marie Poling    
Dasean Antonyo Pope    
Brandon D’shawn Porter    
Ebonee’ Brichae’ Porter    
Taryn Rebecca Powell    
Austin Mishia Powers    
Elaina Dawn Preece    
Sarah Ann     Prince    
Brooke Michelle Pruckner    
Nicholas Brandon Pullo   
Diamond Shanice Ragsdale   
Robert Stephen Rainey    
Zachary Scott Ramkey    
Corbin Perry Ramos    
Robert Doran Ramsey    
Christian Lamaar Reid    
Kevin Fitzgerald Reid, II
Thomas Zachary Reid    
Jordan Renaldo Xavier Reyes   
Kia Lynn Rhodes    
Brian James Richardson    
Gavin Martin Alwyn Richebourg   
Miranda Lenore Riggs    
Brandon Joe Hall Rines    
Marcella Gabrielle Ritchwood   
Claudia Rivera    
John Mark Roberts, Jr
Alina Robertson    
Charity Joy Robertson    
Jasmine Simone Robinson   
Briana Eladia Rodriguez    
Dekishon Wardell-beaunta Rogers Jr
Kianna Maria Rollins    
Malik Lorenzer Ross    
Vincent Lee Conner Rowell   
Timothy Edward Elijah Ruckman   
Maya Danielle Ruffin    
Nicholas Michael Rundlett    
Jennifer Lynn Sadler    
Ramon Luis Santiago III
Sydney Paige Saunders    
Amber Nichole Schook    
Devon June Schutt    
Domonique Leasha Seaborne   
Stephen De’shon Sellers    
Bradley Harold Shaw    
Jason Michael Shimp    
Harrison Matthew Shindler   
Samuel Alan Shoosmith    
Corey James Shornak    
Brandon Alexander Shortridge   
Deandre’ Tavaughn Simpson   
Zachary Allen Sirry Langster   
Andrew Charles Skapars   
Audrianna Maria Slagle    
Chrys  Marie Slaughter    
Sean Nicholas Smethers    
Aaron Jamaal Smith    
Herman Traemon Smith, IV
Oakley Daniel Smith    
Tashawna Sharese Smith    
Trevonte Lamonte Snyder Morrow   
Stephen Farid Solomon    
Serena Joy Sommers    
Christopher William Spencer   
Jessica Megan Spencer    
Isaiah Malik Spikes    
Brandon Kendell Starke   
Elizabeth Marie Ashlee Stevens   
Emily Katheryn Sullins    
Chad Austin Tanner    
Kaitlyn Christina Taylor    
Kayla Rene Taylor    
Te’anna Jadawn Taylor    
Anthony Kweisi Teel    
Charles Joseph Teets Jr
Samuel Isaiah Thomas    
Tyler James Thrasher    
Lorna Elizabeth Thwaites    
Dylan Blake Tickle    
Zachary Blake Tilley    
Jessica Lynn Timberlake    
Brandon Matthew Traylor    
Taylor Lynn Traylor    
Danielle Nicole Triplett    
Anjelica Therese Vasquez    
Morgan  Amanda Vaughan    
Matthew Aaron Venis    
Christian Geovany Ventura    
Paquan Demetrius Waithe    
Courtney Latia Walker    
Deonte Aaron Walker    
Kaitlyn Renae Walker    
Jordan Alexander Wallace    
Charles Timothy Walters, Jr
Alexis Diane Ward    
Devin James Warren    
Da’sherra Jynae Washington   
Mark Spencer Washington    
Cody James Weatherford    
Kadedra Ann Webb    
Shante Tierra Webb    
Bethany Paige Webster    
Kasey Nicole Webster    
Monica Lea Webster    
Mckenna Nicole Weeks    
James David Weisnicht    
Aaron Jacob Wells    
Steven Cadell Whitaker, III
Richard Weylin Whitehead    
Danielle Storm Whitt    
George Martin Wiggins    
Amber Lynn Wilczynski    
Chelsea Somer Wilkins    
Genique Renee Williams    
Kiearra Roneisha Williams    
Matthew Mckinney Williams, Jr
Max Mary-louise Williams    
Michael Ryan Williams    
Andrew Davis Wilson    
Kamisha Janee Winfield    
Myshan Arkel Wright    
Melanie Anna Wyman    
Jacob Aaron Yost    
James Russell Young Iii

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