Top seniors encourage perseverance, self-awareness

Perseverance and knowing yourself were the messages from the top two seniors at L.C. Bird High School and The Governor’s Academy for Engineering Studies. Salutatorian Kenneth Andrew Nicholson said there will be catastrophes in life, but the graduates need to persevere and make it through the hard times. “We can persevere,” he said.

Valedictorian Patricia Michelle Niccoli spoke about knowing yourself and using what you have to offer to help other people. “Know yourself and harness for the good of yourself and others,” she said. The two addressed their class of 383 seniors during Bird’s 31st Commencement Exercises, which were held Thursday, June 10. Kimberley Anne Overby, the engineering peer-elected speaker, also addressed the class.

Dr. Billy Cannady, dean of the School of Continuing and Profession Studies at the University of Virginia, gave the keynote address. He said the students will sometimes sail with the wind and sometimes sail against it, but he encouraged them to never allow themselves to drift. There will be important life lessons and choices to be made: “Choose wisely,” he said. “Learn from your disappointments.”

Recipients of special awards included: Brenden Darius Coles, recipient of the Faculty Scholarship; Henri Louis Tetreault III, recipient of the Faculty Service Award; Derek Alexander Bailey, recipient of the Mildred P. Spencer Scholarship; Brittany Christina Bullock and Ryan Scott Reynolds, recipients of the Superintendent’s Award.

The ceremony will be replayed on Comcast Channel 96 and on Verizon Fios Channel 26 on Thursday, June 24, at 10 a.m.

GRADUATES:

Leonardo Aceves
Sean Michael Achee
Jessenia Maria Agudelo
Brandon Neal Allanson
Mikela Oshawn Allen
Luis Alfredo Alonso
Jessica Leigh Alter
Destanee Nyeisha Anderson
Kyle David Andrews
Paula Michelle Andrews
Sean Taylor Applewhite
Takia Michelle Archer
Todd Christopher Archie
Jessica Ja’ne Denise Armstrong
Rebecca Jean Bacon
Derek Alexander Bailey
Samantha Elizabeth Bailey
Ryan James Ball
Stewart Christopher Ball
Krystal Faye Barbee
Roclun Landis Barber
Casey Elizabeth Barker
Jacob Barron Barnes
Lauren Anne Barnett #
Cameron Rashad Battle
Joshua Lee Beasley
Sandra Milena Bedoya
Sean Michael Belcher
Angelina Benitez
Andrew Thomas Bentley
Alexandra Rae Benulis
Matthew David Bienvenu
Nathan Elliott Bippus
Brittini La’Shon Black
Angela Lynn Blakley
John Kirby Bollinger
Jennifer Ann Bowles
Timothy Jacob Bowles
Michael David Bowyer
Jason Malcolm Boyce
Casey Lee Brizendine
Lisa Natasha Broughton
Aaron Javier Brown
Christopher Andrew Brown
Randolph Edward Brown
Sarah Elizabeth Brueshaber
Gasmin Alicia Bryant
Jesse Coleman Bryant
Porsha Jeney Buchanan
Brittany Christina Bullock
Crista Anne Burcham
Kory John Buskey
Jonathan Lee Bussells
Nicole Lea Butler
Wayne Christopher Caesar
Qyntasha Delores Carroll
Ashleigh Elizabeth Jean Carter
Jhasnielle Paulette Casseus
Jeannie Yoshiko Castleman
Robert Nathan Castleman, Jr.
Austin Chase Catherman
Matthew Tyler Catoe
Adam Michael Chamberlain
Kristen Elaine Chase
Crystal Gabrielle Cherry
William Judson Childress
Bethany Faye Christopherson
Destiny Faith Clark
Alexander Brian Clarke
Kevin Deshawn Clarke
Brendan Darius Coles
Harold Lee Coles
Jordan Camille Coles
Taylor Monique Collins
Brett Tyler Cooper
Janet Christine Craft
Gerald Lee Crockett, Jr.
Christey Leigh Crowder
Ashley Nicole Currin
Vondrell Lee Daniels
Christopher Javon Daniely
Dario Vidal Davenport
William Albert Davies
Arden Elizabeth Leahcim Davis
Daniel Joseph Davis
Jessica Marie Davis
Daniel Cody Deal
Corin DeJesus
Jaime Alexandra Dennis
Kevin Matthew Dennis
Cheryl Lynne Deshields
Jarrett Edward Detrick
Makeba Iman Diallo
Jonathan Joseph Diaz
Clinton Edward Didlake
Harrison Powell Dilworth
Angela Michelle Dix
Lavon Quinae Dixon
Ryan David Dobbs
Jeffrey Eugene Drake, Jr.
George Spencer Dubisar
Chelsea May Duncan
Jordan Leigh Dunn
Ashley Sarah Dupke
Anthony Everette Elder
Cortney Shane Elkins
Robert Carter Elliott
Chelsea Ann Ellis
Lindsey Kay Ellis
Elizabeth Marie Englert
Joshua Michael Ethier
Dylan Scott Evans
Andrew Lee Faison
Shane Alan Farrar
Bryan Anthony Fennell
Victoria Anne Fessman
Kevin Matthew Fetty
Laura Leigh Fitch
Richard Daniel Fitzke
Nicholas Alan Flint
Carlos Geovanny Flores
Robert Christian Ford
Everett Revere Foxx, Jr.
Makayla Leigh Freeman
Katelyn Anne Gadomski
Kyle Leigh Gallant
Kendi Fabiola Garcia
Erica Nicole George
Jessica Ames Gerrald
Elise Nicole Gibson
Jenee Alyssa Gilbert
Cherita Denise Giles
Lachante Onika Gilmore
Brian Christopher Gohlke
Kaitlyn Rae Goode
Kamaria Iman Graham
Kory Anthony Gray
Stephen Jesse Green
Jaime Ashanti Morgan Griffin
Renee Gene Grigsby
Jason Kyle Grizzard
Emily Irene Hairfield
Caitlin Rebecca Hall
Meosha Rochelle Hall
Keziah Ayala Hamilton
Matthew Tyler Hammond
Brian Alexander Hannah
Thomas Tyler Haring
Darist Jerome Harrell
Bernard Harris III
Bryan Monte Harris
Travon Marquel Hawkins
Nicole Danyelle Hayes
Dylan Michael Heath
Kevin Tyler Hendrix
John Carlos Hernandez
Shakeila Latoya Hickman
David Jeremy Hill
Moniqua Shanice Hill
Teri Ann Hill
Abigail Nicole Hindman
Skyler Nicole Hinton
Artricia Nyshana Holmes
Daniel Wayne Hudgins
Broderick Sean Hurrye
Jahlil S.l. Jean-Philippe
Jahnaisha S.l. Jean-Philippe
Al-Zumar Dawan Jenkins
Joshua Lee Jenkins
Lashauna Charise Jiles
Ashlee Nicole Johnson
Chenea Aurielle Johnson
Chequan Leon Johnson
Shatyana Patrice Pepper Johnson
Zachary Evan Johnstone
Chelsea Denise Jones
Jeremy Atwel Jonathan Jones
Kimberley Ann Salen Jordan
Ryan Storm Joyal
Shannon Magdalene Karnes
Connor Stephen Kaufmann
Coby Michael Roles Keck
Richard Graham Kelly
Andrew Bauman Kennedy
Gabrielle Maria Kenneybrew
Amani Khalil
Sokpanith Khoeun
Douglas Quinn Kizzie, Jr.
Steven Allen Kranz
Kendall Blair Langford
Tianna Quantel Lawson
Alexis Shatae Layne
Ian Jerrell Lee
Cassandra Estelle Leppo
Jevon O’Shay Lewis
Joshua Kenneth Lewis
Lauren Marie Lewis
Quintin Quartez Liggins
Bria Simone Loiseau
Darling Lily Luna
Joshua Alexander Lynch
Victoria Mary Ann Majcen
George Mancipe
Theodore Darnell Mann, Jr.
Malore Brook Manz
Nestor Eduardo Marin Morales
Jason Alexander Marshall
Amber Lee Martin
Eric Wayne Martin
Tanika Laquiesha Martin
Amber Eliese May
Brittany Lynn McComsey
Lonnie Jay McCoy II
Christopher Holden McDaniel
Taylor Nichole McKesson
Andre Jamal McLean
Billy McLendon
Christian Bryce McPeak
Detwone Lamon’te McWilliams
Donte Kevion Meekins
Daniel Jay Metz
Victoria Olivia Meyers
Saul Armando Mijangos
Michael Scott Milano
Christopher Jonathan Miles
Haley Michelle Miles
Lashawn Madeline Miles
Morgan-Taylor Channing Miller
Bernadette Nicole Mills
Nicholas Dee Morales
Jennifer Shaw Morasco
Patrick Luke Morgan
Zachary Marshall Morton
N’dea Nyere Mosby
Robert Tyler Mosley
Erin Starling Murray
Xavier Joseph Myles
Ryan Hunter Narron
Leah Ashley Neary
David Wiley Neel
Shapray Ashlee Neverson
Patricia Michelle Niccoli
Chelsea Angelina Nichols
Kenneth Andrew Nicholson
Francis Virgil O’Bryan II
Jessica Maribel Orellana
Kimberley Anne Overby
Allyson Rae Parham
Kiara Ernestina Pastor
Barbara Ann Paul
Emily Breanne Peppers
Amber Ryan Perez
Rebekah Anne Perkinson
Jacob Ashton Pillow
Christopher Ray Pittman
Tiana Shenae Plummer
Amanda Lynn Poole
Shauna Leigh Powell
Sallie Faith Prevette
Chelsey Simonne Price
Wesley William Puckett
Jamie Lynn Puryear
Andrew Cole Putnam
Ingrid Marie Quinones Velez
Alan Radojcic
Sarah Ann Rannick
Alison Shaye Rapovy
Anthony William Reagan
Jasmine Machelle Reed
Christopher Brady Reynolds
Ryan Scott Reynolds
Brandon Alexander Rhodes
Michael James Rhoten
Victoya Vernee Ricks
Karima Yoshiko Roberts
Leah Denise Roberts
Devonso Montre’ Robertson
Nicolette Amber Robertson
Janae Arriel Robinson
Karmen Laverne Robinson
Raoul Schonton Sheridon Rodriguez
Eric Lloyd Rogers
Karina Danae Romero Avina
Asia Nicole Rosamont
Alexandria Marsha Rose
Danielle Casey Rotramel
Stuart Phillip Rott
Evander Devonte Rowlett
Nicholas Ryan Ruffilo
Jessica Ruiz
Efrain Ruiz Melendez
Emily Ann Sacher
Christopher Glenn Samer
Raven Blaire Saunders
Andrew Clay Sawyer
Shina Rochelle Schwier
Thomas Wesley Seay, Jr.
Brandon George Self
Douglas Ray Self
Diamond Rochelle Seward
Christopher Derric Sheppard
Christina Marie Shiflett
Kristina Lynn Shroyer
Mark Paul Shurland
Joshua Claude Sibley
Barkim Randolph Smalls
Ashley May Smigo
Dayne Edward Smith
Meghan Nicole Smith
Tia Janelle Smith
Timmeka Lashall Smith
Sydney Lynn Solesbee
Christopher Morgan Sours
Stephanie Leigh Sprouse
Allen Michael Spurlock
Jordan Casey Stanford
Tavon Gerard Starr
Brittany Nicole Stevens
Dwayne Marshall Stevens
Joseph Munro Stevenson
Jennifer Marie Studer
Jessica Ann Suarez
Megan Ashley Sutter
Joshua Robert Sutton
Cierra Diane Swann
Anthony Christopher Sweger
Hunter Cole Taylor
Joseph David Ter Louw
Henri Louis Tetreault III
Dana Marie Tew
Ayshia Nicole Thomas
Marquis Deshon Thomas
Amanda Lynn Thompson
Jeremy Lee Thompson
Jonathan Michael Thompson
Shamone Ranay Thompson
Cierra Nicole Thorne
Janet Elizabeth Trejo
Elizabeth Reed Tsiptsis
Tasha Latonya Tucker
Bernard Lawrence Turner, Jr.
Donavine Marquife Turner
Anthony Richard Valverde
Carlos Enrique Ventura
Shane Khalil Wade
Jasmine Chonte Walker
Sean Dalton Walsh
Stephanie Marie Walta
Shaina Amanda Gabrielle Walters
Jessica Monet Warren
Tunstall Ewell Washington, Jr.
Chelsea Jean Watts
Johnathan Charles West
Logan Taylor Wettle
Ashley Yvonda White
Jarmain Antron White
Jasmine Lois-Nicole White
Jazmain Andrea White
Michael Eugene Whitehead
William Walter Wiggins II
Ashley Bene’ Wiggins-Little
Branden Jamare Williams
Brittany Michelle Williams
Dakota Tyler Williams
Danell Shanae Williams
David Leneze Williams
Vanessa Aries Williams
David Carrington Wilmer
William McClintic Wilmoth III
Dominik Landon Wilson
Kenya Ashanti Wilson
Carley Anne Wood
Nancy Logan Wood
Ashieana Nashelle Worley
Jessica Renee Wright
Travis Alston Wright
Jeb Austin Wyatt
Todd Aaron Wyatt, Jr.
Brandon James Yancey
Victoria Nicole York
Joshua Nathaniel Young
Patrick Michael Young
Federico Mendoza Zavala

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