In its sixth year for a fall ceremony, Paris Junior College graduated 113 men and 99 women, President Pamela Anglin said.
Graduates in the Dec. 14 ceremony, hosted in the school’s Hunt Center, ranged from age 65 to 18, and came from Texas, Oklahoma, Minnesota and California. The fall ceremony became necessary as the number of graduates increased.
An opening invocation was delivered by Student Government Association President Cyan Burkhart, and Paris Junior College music instructor Dr. Michael Holderer performed “Ending of the Beginning.”
Paris graduates included Zachary Ables, Ashtyn Anderson, Sarah Andrews, Jessica Asbery, Armando Blanco, Audrey Bolton, Thomas Brandenburgh, Bailee Brazeal, Leia Butler, Serena Caldwell, Michael DiGiovanni, Ethan Driggers, Gwendolyn Evans, Caitlin Flanary, Xzavius Gray, Courtney Griffin, Lauren Groomes, Karlee Hall, Kynzi Hall, Muchien Hang, Carol Harvey, Gabrielle Harwell, Samuel Hawkes, Kyson Hogue, Jeremy Jackson, Josh Jones, Randy Lahman, Josephina Mata, Tristan McReynolds, Joni Miller, Alysa Moore, Kayla Morton, Lindy Norris, Maria Patino, Ashley Rodriguez, Devin Rosson, Adrienne Salinas, Brittany Sampson, Esmeralda Sanchez, Laura Sandoval, Courtney Waugh, Trenton Wheeler, Tristan Wheeler and Donovan Yarbrough.
Local graduates also included Christopher Jones of Blossom, Travis Darden of Cooper, John Plemons of Pattonville, Peter Babb, Tayla Bangs, Samantha Low, Darby Oney and John Young, all of Powderly, Aaron McMikel and Alexys Turk, both of Reno, William Riddle of Roxton, and Erin Scholl of Sumner.
Local students receiving certificates included Jeremy Ellis, Christopher Jones, Zachary McQueen, Noel Moreno, Christopher Nicar, Sean Parker and Mathew Patterson, all of Blossom; Kiara Childs and La’Vante Edwards, both Clarksville; Makenzie McGill of Deport; Chad Anderson, Bryan Ball, Constance Berry, Blake Brewster, Ja’Tyreous Dabbs, Shana Douglas, Keyton Gilbert, Javier Gonzalez, James Goodson, Carol Harvey, Bishop Hiller, Daniel House, Jeremy Jackson, Michael Kennemer, Randy Lahman, William Lowery, Linsey Lundeen, Dean Newnham, Matthew Rethman, Seth Spangler, Jimmy Swindle, Wesley Wilson and XTavious Young, all of Paris; Chad McQueen of Pattonville; Peter Babb, Matthew Ingram, Nathan Vanderwilt, Caleb Whittiker and John Young, all of Powderly; Laura Blouin and Kevin Peters, both of Reno; Edan Wickersham of Sumner; and Charles Constantine of Hugo, Oklahoma.