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6/9/2019 2:19:00 PM
Cherryville Class Of 2019
Class Historian Macie Drum (center) is all smiles at Cherryville’s graduation on Saturday.
(Photo Courtesy Kim Rickard)

Class Historian Macie Drum (center)
is all smiles at Cherryville’s
graduation on Saturday.

(Photo Courtesy Kim Rickard)

(Top Row-L)Valedictorian Chase Abernathy(Top Row-L) Salutatorian Jace Brittain (Bottow Row) J’Son Pitts was named the Gaston County Outstanding Senior from Cherryville High School.(Photos Courtesy Gaston County Schools)
(Top Row-L)Valedictorian Chase Abernathy

(Top Row-L) Salutatorian Jace Brittain

(Bottow Row) J’Son Pitts was named the Gaston County Outstanding Senior from Cherryville High School.

(Photos Courtesy Gaston County Schools)

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Photos 2-4 Courtesy Kim Rickard

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Class of 2019

Caleb Mercer
Katie Merriweather
Jontay Mitchell
Alexandra Montgomery
Chapel Moss
Sydney Narron
Johnny Nash
Jacob Paris
Amber Payseur
Laura Perez Uran
Alyssa Phifer
Hunter Phillips
Daniel Pittillo
J’son Pitts
Kenzie Porter
Cody Powell
Ian Powers
Addison Pruitt
Audrey Puhl
Allison Raines
Luke Rayfield
Jerry Rinck
Dillon Robinson
Evan Rogers
Cooper Sain
Harley Sain
Mason Shehan
Andrew Shrewsbury
Thomas Shumaker
Peyton Sisk
Airan Smith
Anthony Smith
Carter Smith
Gracie Smith
Kimber Thomas
Auyanna Tillman
Kailey Toler
Kameron Truett
Hunter Vaughn
Matthew Vazquez
Christopher Wallace
Winston Wise
Christina Worley
Taylor Worley
Caitlyn Wright
Kailey Young

Lincoln Herald Staff

CHERRYVILLE, N.C. – Due to the inclement weather the graduation ceremonies for Cherryville’s Class of 2019 was moved indoors to Starnes Auditorium on Saturday, June 8. The Ironmen held their Baccalaureate Program on June 2 at First Baptist Church in Cherryville.

Graduation speaker on Saturday was Joe Billy “Bill” Moss, Jr. from the CHS Class of 1974, and CHS History Teacher 1985-2013.

Valedictorian was Chase Abernathy, son of Amy Heavner and Kevin Abernathy. He plans to attend Campbell University to major in pre-pharmacy.

Salutatorian was Jace Brittain, son of Kelvin and Linda Brittain. He plans to attend Maryville College to major in computer science.

Gaston County Schools highlighted an outstanding senior from each high school for the Gaston County Class of 2019 Outstanding Seniors.  J’Son Pitts was named the Outstanding Senior from Cherryville High School. A multi-sport athlete and outstanding student in the classroom he has signed with North Carolina Wesleyan to play football this fall.

Special Thanks to Todd Hagans, Chief Communications Officer, Gaston County Schools for providing the following information:

Some Information on the
Class of 2019 from Cherryville:

  • 124 graduates in the Class of 2019
  • Class Officers are – President, Kenzie Porter; Vice President – Will Elmore; Secretary – Dalton Levine; Historian – Macie Drum; Historian – Chase Abernethy
  • This year marks the 77th Edition of the school yearbook – Chenoca
  • Homecoming Queen was Katie Camp; Court – Emily Black, Dalton Levine, Kenzie Porter, Peyton Sisk
  • School Colors – Blue, White and Silver
  • Class Motto: “Chase your dreams, but always know the road that’ll lead you home again.” – Tim McGraw

Congratulations to the Class of 2019!

Chase Abernathy
Santiago Alamillo-Morales
Joshua Allen
William Anderson
Trevor Andrews
Nathan Anthony
Margaret Barnes
Logan Barrett
Tonya Barrios Jimenez
Damien Bielski
Emily Black
Logan Black
Trevor Black
Autumn Bolton
Sarah Bowles
Connor Bradley
Jace Brittain
Rebekah Brittain
Niya Bush
Matthew Cain
Katie Camp
Andrew Clark
Christopher Clark
Hannah Cook
Kandace Cothern
Austin Cothran
John Crain
James Curry
Phillip Dellinger
Faith Dobbins
Caitlin Dorsey
Alicia Dover
Jessica Drewery
Macie Drum
William Elmore
Jared Emory
Ariana Escobar
Alexis Ferguson
Cruyff Fleurine
Khylia Fore
Zoie Freeman
Mark Gadson
Nicholas Garver
Will Gates
Aniaya Gidney
Caitlyn Goodman
Tyler Green
Abbey Greenway
Zaria Griggs
Angel Grindstaff
Bruce Gunter
Austin Hamrick
Jerry Hearn
Bryan Heavener
Jessica Hendricks
Dustin Hicks
Kayla Hill
Alexa Holcombe
Kyle Ingram
Carlie Jackson
Laura Jaimes
Nathan Jeffers
Taryn Jenkins
Aiden Jones
David Jones
Haanai Jordan
David Keziah
Levi Kiser
Kenneth Koschny
Sean Kostiuk
Nathaniel Lackey
Justin Lemons
Virginia Levine
Joshua Lubert
Gracie Matthews
Alexander McCorkle
Avian McIlwain
Joshua McRae

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