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CHS seniors honored at virtual Class Night

Campbellsville High School seniors were honored recently in the school’s first-ever virtual class night.

 

Each student was recognized and honored for their accomplishments.

 

Alli Wilson, class president, greeted and congratulated her classmates.

 

“We are in the midst of trying times, yet we have stayed resilient and embraced every moment.

 

“However, this is one of the biggest moments of our lives.”

 

Wilson said she believes each of her classmates have been created to take this moment, although it is non-traditional, and use it for the betterment of their lives.

 

“And for the lives of others,” she said.

 

Wilson prayed for each of her classmates, and thanked God for what they have brought to the CHS halls.

 

“And for what they will bring to the world outside of this building.”

 

The following students received department awards.                                             

                                      

Math – Katelyn Miller.

 

Science – Shelby Smith.

 

Social Studies – Emily Rodgers.

 

English – Gracyne Hash.

 

Choir – Gavin Johnson.

 

Art – Jade Tungate.

 

Computer Science – Cole Kidwell.

 

Band Award – Conner Riley.

 

Family and Consumer Science – Tahler Franklin.

 

Yearbook – Braydon Phillips.

 

SOAR Award – Gavin Johnson and Zoe McAninch.

 

Citizenship – Kelson Griffiths and Jewell Cox.

 

Leadership – Devon Reardon and Kaleigh Hunt.

 

Mr. Eagle – Cole Kidwell.

 

Ms. Eagle – Zoe McAninch.

 

Mr. CHS – Malachi Corley.

 

Miss CHS – Kaleigh Hunt.

 

Mr. Senior – Gavin Johnson.

 

Miss Senior – Lauryn Agathen.

 

In his account of the Class of 2020, historian Cole Kidwell said he and his classmates never believed that when they left the CHS campus on Friday, March 13, it would be their last day of school.

 

“I knew that it might be a while before we saw each other again, but it never quite registered with me that it would be this long, and it never seemed possible that I could be speaking to an empty auditorium/gym right now.”

 

To outside observers, Kidwell said, the Class of 2020 will always be the “quarantine class” and the class with the year that got cut short.

 

“Yes, we are fully aware that we are the senior skip day champions, but so is everybody else right now.

 

“My issue with this identity is that it only defines 2 percent of our time as Campbellsville students. When people talk about senior quarantine, they are missing the other 12 and a half years that made us who we are, and the experiences that brought us together. The Class of 2020 has plenty of these experiences.

 

“When we reflect on our history as the Class of 2020, we should not linger on what we have missed, because there is so much that we have already done together.”

 

For every missed day, Kidwell said, there were hundreds of great playground memories.

 

“When Savanna Brockman put on a year-long crusade against reading where she stole at least 20 bookmarks, wrestling matches in the dome and, my personal favorite, playing vampires.

 

“For each missed class session, there were 20 fun days with our favorite substitute teachers.

 

“I recall Coach [Phil] Gowdy showing the Michael Jackson ‘Thriller’ music video on repeat for an entire music class, explaining that it was actually the first music video ever created. I remember Mark Rigsby prom-posing to [a substitute teacher] and who can forget our sixth-month adventure with Mr. [Greg] Chick the science teacher. We learned a lot, but none of it was science.”

 

For every game the seniors couldn’t play, Kidwell said, there was a field day. He said he observed three major consistencies between all the class’s field day competitions.

 

“One, Malachi [Corley] dusted everybody in the relays. Not much has changed there,” he said. “Two, whatever tug of war team that had Shallan [Philpott] was hands down guaranteed a tournament win. Three, everybody was very surprised to see just how fast Meatball’s [Braydon Phillips’s] legs could move, and, Meat, I am still impressed to this day.”

 

Overall, Kidwell said, for everything the Class of 2020 might have missed out on as seniors, there are a million other common experiences.

 

“Field trips to Space Camp and Dinosaur World, balloon car races, catapult competitions, talent shows, choir shows, band shows, Y-Club conferences, Beta conferences, theatre productions, academic team meets, STLP competitions and that’s not even accounting for sports,” he said.

 

“Beyond this, our class has been extremely successful in academics, athletics and extracurriculars.

 

“Our football team won the first ever back to back region championships in school history.

 

“Our basketball players are responsible for two All A region titles. The baseball team won the district tournament in 2018. The girls’ basketball team won a district tournament in 2018. The soccer team pulled off the impossible with a three-win regional championship season.

 

“And the bowling team even got in on the action with the school’s first-ever regional championship and state tournament appearance, led by three-time all-region team member Patrick Walker.

 

“Along with this, there were a host of impressive individual achievements made by the Class of 2020 in tennis, archery, golf, track, swim, bass fishing and cross country.”

 

Kidwell said his class is full of creators and trailblazers.

 

“The Class of 2020 saw the creation of the bass fishing team our freshman year, the e-sports team our senior year and the archery team our junior year, who this year, led by a group of seven seniors, won two tournaments and advanced to the state competition.

 

“The Class of 2020 is responsible for the creation of the Drama Club, with the hit production of a ‘Christmas Carol,’ the Film Club with the hit production of a Danny Devito horror movie. And the fifth period ping pong league. A big congratulations to Coach Estes for winning by default.”

 

Kidwell said the Class of 2020 had a record-setting number of GSP applications, one of the highest ACT composites in school history, consistently high state testing averages and, the most impressive of all, what would have been four straight spirit stick homecoming championships, had Mr. [CHS Principal Weston] Jones not lost in rock, paper, scissors.

 

“It is difficult to summarize the experiences of 70 unique individuals into such a short time, and I know that a lot of what I have said is a reflection on my experience, but I hope that you call can relate to something I have said and look back upon our time together fondly,” he said.

 

“I miss each and every one of you. Had I known that Friday, March 13, would be the last time I would see some of you, maybe for a very long time, then I would have said goodbye.”

 

Kidwell said the history of the Class of 2020 will forever be tainted by coronavirus t-shirts and virtual graduation jokes.

 

“But I hope that, just for now, in this moment, we can recognize all of the amazing things we’ve done and incredible moments we’ve shared.

 

“As well as look forward, because the history book on the Class of 2020 is all but closed, and everybody in this class will go on to do amazing things, and be amazing people.

 

“The Class of 2020 has truly shown what it means to be an eagle, and now it is time to soar.”

 

The CHS Class of 2020 includes nearly 70 students.

 

This year’s valedictorian is Zoe McAninch. Emily Rodgers is salutatorian.

 

Class of 2020 class officers are as follows:

 

President – Alli Wilson.

 

Vice President – Gavin Johnson.

 

Secretary – Zoe McAninch.

 

Treasurer – Lauryn Agathen.

 

Historian – Cole Kidwell.

 

Senior sponsors are CHS Media Specialist Valerie Davis and Guidance Counselor Richard Dooley.

 

Class song is “Landslide” by Fleetwood Mac.

 

Class colors are purple and gold.

 

And the class motto is “Y’all couldn’t wait to get rid of us.”

 

The virtual class night ceremony is posted here.

 

The Class of 2020 includes:

 

Ashalique Adams

 

Ashalique is the daughter of Angelic McWilliams. Her future plans are to get rich.

 

Lauryn Agathen

 

Lauryn is the daughter of Clark and Kaye Agathen. Her future plans are to attend University of Louisville and major in pre-nursing.

 

Blake Allen

 

Blake is the son of Shawn Allen and Jaclyn Bottoms. His future plans are to attend Spalding University to major in physical therapy and play baseball.

 

Nathan Anderson

 

Nathan is the son of Robert Anderson and his future plans are to enlist in the U.S. Army.

 

Abie Angel

 

Abie is the daughter of Katie Biggs and Rick Angel and her future plans are to attend Lindsey Wilson College.

 

Ben Arachi

 

Ben is the son of Gamini and Christine Sooriyaarachchi and his future plans are to attend college.

 

Tyler Armstrong

 

Tyler is the son of Eric Armstrong and Rachel Armstrong and his future plans are to become a welder.

 

Autumn Babbs

 

Autumn is the daughter of Jaquelyn Babbs and Charles Babbs and her future plans are to operate a daycare after attending Elizabethtown Community & Technical College.

 

Billy Boley

 

Billy Boley is the son of Robert Boley Jr. and his future plans are undecided.

 

Taylor Brewer

 

Taylor is the daughter of Debora Brewer and her future plans are to enter the workforce.

 

Savanna Brockman

 

Savanna is the daughter of Sonja and the late Bobby Brockman and her future plans are to attend Campbellsville University.

 

Dalton Brown

 

Dalton is the son of Andrew and Tonya Tate and the late Shannon Brown and his future plans are to have a career in welding.

 

Malachi Corley

 

Malachi is the son of Latonya Corley and his future plans are to attend Western Kentucky University to major in business economics and play football.

 

Jasmine Coro

 

Jasmine is the daughter of Kim and Bennie Percell and her future plans are to attend college and pursue a degree in music arts.

 

Jewell Cox

 

Jewell is the daughter of Tony and Shirley Cox and her future plans are to attend Elizabethtown Community & Technical College and major in business management.

 

Victoria Cox

 

Victoria is the daughter of April Cox and her future plans are to attend Lindsey Wilson College and major in nursing.

 

Lathan Cubit

 

Lathan is the son of Myra and Will Griffin and his future plans are to attend college.

 

Amaurie Deleon

 

Amaurie is the daughter of Laurie Deleon and her future plans are to attend Elizabethtown Community & Technical College.

 

Ethan Ford

 

Ethan is the son of Huezell and Erika Ford and his future plans are to attend college and enter the workforce.

 

Gavin Ford

 

Gavin is the grandson of Eric and Jennifer Ford and his future plans are to attend college, major in psychology and become a psychologist.

 

Tahler Franklin

 

Tahler is the daughter of Ricky Franklin and Donna Brown and her future plans are to attend Campbellsville University and major in business administration.

 

Tyler Gribbins

 

Tyler is the son of Robbie and Andrea Gribbins and Tara and Wayne England and his future plans are to attend Campbellsville University and play football.

 

Kelson Griffiths

 

Kelson is the son of Mike and Heather Griffiths and his future plans are to attend Elizabethtown Community & Technical College and study welding and industrial maintenance.

 

Hannah Hall

 

Hannah is the daughter of Amanda Hall and Richard Hall and her future plans are to attend community college and complete a two-year degree.

 

Gracyne Hash

 

Gracyne is the daughter of Griffin and Adrienne Hash and her future plans are to attend Campbellsville University and major in elementary education with a minor in communications, with a photojournalism emphasis.

 

Taliyah Hazelwood

 

Taliyah is the daughter of Jessi Sullivan and Brian Hazelwood and her future plans are to attend University of Kentucky and major in pre-physical therapy.

 

Noah Hughes

 

Noah is the son of Todd and Sonja Hughes and his future plans are to join the military.

 

Kaleigh Hunt

 

Kaleigh is the daughter of Suzanne and Billy Coffey and the late David Hunt and her future plans are to attend Campbellsville University to major in nursing and be a cheerleader.

 

Shelby Hunt

 

Shelby is the daughter of Patrick and April Hunt and her future plans are to attend Campbellsville University to study nursing.

 

Gavin Johnson

 

Gavin is the son of Kevin and Amber Johnson and Andrea and Jason Bradshaw and his future plans are to attend Campbellsville University and major in theater and minor in chemistry.

 

Samantha Johnson

 

Samantha is the daughter of Marsha Johnson and Wayne Johnson and her future plans are to attend Campbellsville University.

 

Zena Kessinger

 

Zena is the daughter of Joseph Kessinger and Caroline Lawson and her future plans are to attend Lindsey Wilson College.

 

Cole Kidwell

 

Cole is the son of Chris and Christi Kidwell and his future plans are to attend J.B. School of Engineering at University of Louisville.

 

Aleah Knifley

 

Aleah is the daughter of Lyle and Amy Knifley and her future plans are to attend Campbellsville University to study cosmetology.

 

Tristin Lopez

 

Tristin is the son of Epifinio Lopez and Edna Lopez and his future plans are to join the U.S. Army.

 

Zoe McAninch

 

Zoe is the daughter of Troy and Lori McAninch and her future plans are to attend Lindsey Wilson College and major in nursing.

 

Taekwon McCoy

 

Taekwon is the grandson of Russell Drye and Gloria Thompson Drye and his future plans are to attend Elizabethtown Community & Technical College.

 

Michael Milburn

 

Michael is the son of Michael Milburn Sr. and his future plans are to join the workforce.

 

Brandy Miller

 

Brandy is the daughter of Sarah and John Miller and her future plans are to attend Western Kentucky University, study art and become a licensed tattoo artist.

 

Katelyn Miller

 

Katelyn is the daughter of William and Joanie Miller and her future plans are to attend University of Kentucky and become a chemotherapy pharmacist.

 

Ja’Kyia Mitchell

 

Ja’Kyia is the daughter of Shevonicha Hayes and Jeffery Mitchell and her future plans are to attend college and become a registered nurse.

 

Haley Morris

 

Haley is the daughter of Jason and Shannon Morris and her future plans are to move to Fort Campbell, attend college and be a great mom.

 

Haleigh Murphy

 

Haleigh is the daughter of Susan Beth Turner and Terry Bryan Murphy and her future plans are to attend Campbellsville University and study nursing.

 

Isabella Osborne

 

Isabelle is the daughter of Brandon and Kayce Reynolds and Bridgette Osborne and her future plans are to attend Campbellsville University and swim.

 

Siera Owens

 

Siera is the daughter of Travis Owens and Stephanie Owens and her future plans are to attend Lindsey Wilson College.

 

Braydon Phillips

 

Braydon is the son of Amanda and Les McNeill and Ellery Phillips and his future plans are to join the workforce.

 

Shallan Philpott

 

Shallan is the daughter of Nicole Bell and Robert Philpott and her future plans are to attend college.

 

Devon Reardon

 

Devon is the son of Tanya Reardon and his future plans are to join the workforce and attend tech school.

 

Luke Richards

 

Luke is the son of Mesti and Randy Parnell and Harold Richards and his future plans are to join the workforce and attend Campbellsville University.

 

Mark Rigsby

 

Mark is the son of Scott and Lori Rigsby and his future plans are to attend college.

 

Conner Riley

 

Conner is the son of James Riley and Stephanie Riley and his future plans are to attend Campbellsville University and major in music education.

 

Grant Rinehart

 

Grant is the son of Tracey and Greg Rinehart and his future plans are to attend Western Kentucky University and become a teacher.

 

Emily Rodgers

 

Emily is the daughter of Regina and Earl Rodgers and her future plans are to attend Western Kentucky University and study civil engineering.

 

Jimmy Russell

 

Jimmy is the son of Angela and Jimmie Russell and his future plans are to attend Campbellsville University.

 

Danielle Shimek

 

Danielle is the daughter of Jason and Dawn Jeffries and her future plans are undecided.

 

Zach Shuffett

 

Zach’s future plans are to attend culinary school or study computer programming.

 

Shelby Smith

 

Shelby is the daughter of Tim and Cindy Smith and her future plans are to attend Kentucky Wesleyan College.

 

Bryson Stargel

 

Bryson is the son of Jeanie Weeks and his future plans are to join the workforce.

 

Ketayah Taylor

 

Ketayah is the daughter of Melissa Taylor and Jeremiah Smith and her future plans are undecided.

 

Bailey Thompson

 

Bailey is the daughter of Greg and Kim Thompson and her future plans are to join the workforce.

 

Jade Tungate

 

Jade is the daughter of Amber Rose, Daniel Rose and Davie Tungate and her future plans are to study cosmetology.

 

Nevaeh Underwood

 

Nevaeh is the daughter of Tara Haulk and Earl Underwood and her future plans are to attend college and become a social worker.

 

Mikael Vaught

 

Mikael is the son of LeeShell Vaught and his future plans are to attend Campbellsville University and study HVAC.

 

Lathan Vincent

 

Lathan is the son of Shanna Vincent and his future plans are undecided.

 

Patrick Walker

 

Patrick is the son of Sean and Rebecca Walker and his future plans are to attend Lindsey Wilson College and bowl.

 

Brennon Wheeler

 

Brennon is the son of Larry and Cindy Wheeler and his future plans are to attend Campbellsville University Harrodsburg and be a great father.

 

Dillon Whitaker

 

Dillon is the son of Teresa and Tony Whitaker and his future plans are to attend Kentucky Wesleyan College to become a physician’s assistant and play baseball.

 

Alli Wilson

 

Alli is the daughter of Sara Parke and Mike Wilson and her future plans are to attend University of Louisville and major in elementary education with an emphasis in special education.

 

Sydney Wilson

 

Sydney is the daughter of Robbie and Shannon Wilson and the late Shelly Wilson and her future plans are to attend Lindsey Wilson College and major in elementary education.

 

CHS Class of 2020 president Alli Wilson welcomes her classmates to the school’s first-ever virtual class night ceremony.

CHS Class of 2020 president Alli Wilson welcomes her classmates to the school’s first-ever virtual class night ceremony.

 

CHS Class of 2020 historian Cole Kidwell discusses the class’s history.

CHS Class of 2020 historian Cole Kidwell discusses the class’s history.

 

CHS Class of 2020 historian Cole Kidwell discusses the class’s history.

CHS Class of 2020 historian Cole Kidwell discusses the class’s history.





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