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6/11/2019 3:56:00 PM
Mountain Island Charter Class Of 2019
(Top Left) Valedictorian Gant Derrick, (Right) Salutatorian Megan Pickett; (Bottom) Jacob Hawkins, Student Government President
(Photos Courtesy Bill Ward Photography)

(Top Left) Valedictorian Gant Derrick,
(Right) Salutatorian Megan Pickett;
(Bottom) Jacob Hawkins,
Student Government President

(Photos Courtesy Bill Ward Photography)

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Class of 2019
  • Alec Padgitt (H, NHS)
  • Christopher Parry
  • Lauren Patton
  • Peyton Pesavento (H, NCAS)
  • Isabela Peterson (H, NHS, NCAS)
  • Megan Pickett (H, NHS, NCAS, SHF)
  • Skylar Poulos
  • Landon Reel
  • Christian Reid
  • Summer Robbins
  • Blake Robertson (H, NHS, NCAS)
  • Ryan Rudd
  • Chandler Singleton
  • Jayson Smawley
  • Daniel Smiley
  • Grant Snelson (H, NHS)
  • Marlana St John
  • Kalen Stafford
  • Mario Stanisa
  • Jordan Steele
  • Aniyah Steward
  • Joanne Stutts (H, SHF)
  • Maxwell Sudderth (H, NHS, NCAS)
  • Christian Taylor (NCAS)
  • Samuel Taylor (H, NHS)
  • Cooper Tennant
  • Daumec Thomas (H, NHS, NCAS)
  • Alison Tilly
  • Jonathan Timmons (H)
  • Jonah Tincher (H, NHS)
  • Tabitha Tomlinson (H, NHS, NCAS)
  • William Troscher
  • Jonah Ward
  • Sara Ward
  • McKenzie Webster (NHS, RL)
  • Dylan Williams
  • Bayden Wilson
  • Nicholas Wooten
  • Jalen Wylie
  • Kathryn Zielke

Individual Honors Denoted By Key

  • (H) - Academic Honors
  • (NHS) - National Honor Society
  • (NCAS) - North Carolina Academic Scholar
  • (NMC) - National Merit Commended
  • (RL) - Raptor Legend
  • (SHF) - Senior Hall of Fame

Distinction Of Cords & Medallions

  • Blue International - Thespian Society
  • Gold National - Honor Society
  • Green/Silver - Student Government
  • Medallion - Honors Diploma

Lincoln Herald Staff

MT. HOLLY, N.C. – The 2019 Commencement for Mountain Island Charter School was held Friday, June 7 in the MICS B Building Gymnasium. There were 128 Raptors graduating in the Class of 2019.

Named as Valedictorian for the Class of 2019 was Gant Derrick with Megan Pickett as Salutatorian. Both addressed the assembly for the graduation along with Jacob Hawkins, Student Government President, and School Principal Glenn Byrum.

OUR MISSION --- Mountain Island Charter School offers a traditional curriculum while instilling character values and leadership development within a positive, challenging learning environment. Students, teachers, staff, and parents will be encouraged to lead by example through their positive impact on and service to each other, their school and their community. We endeavor to promote and foster excellence, wisdom, integrity and perseverance within our students to enable them to be successful in today’s complex and diverse society.


  • Madison Baxter
  • Jaishaun Boyd
  • Katelyn Bradshaw
  • Joseph Gibson
  • Joshua Mcgrew
  • Julia Mobley
  • Sebastian Perna
  • Hy Pham
  • Alexandra Pompi
  • Xzavier Robinson-Fuentes
  • Keely Snavely
  • Audrey Solarchik


  • Leonard Acosta Mojica
  • Taylor Aldrich (H, NHS, NCAS, SHF)
  • Cameron Alexander
  • Cassandra Alexander (NHS)
  • Jessica Ashe
  • Justin Batteaste
  • Breanna Bingham
  • Matthew Bishop
  • Harper Bond (NHS)
  • Jared Brew-Thompson (H)
  • Katherine Bruce (H, NHS, NCAS, SHF)
  • Adam Bui (NHS)
  • William Byrd
  • Madeline Carpenter (H, NHS, SHF)
  • James Carter
  • Corlan Caughman
  • Isaiah Chambers
  • Mason Charles
  • Nayency Chavez Cruz (NHS, RL)
  • Gabrielle Coble (H, NHS, NCAS, NMC)
  • Ean Cooke (H, NHS)
  • Aaron Correll (H, NHS)
  • Avery Covington Nyasia Cox
  • McKenna Crummey (H, NHS NCAS)
  • Katherine Davis (H, NHS)
  • Gant Derrick (H, NHS, NCAS, NMC, SHF)
  • Sydney Dunlap
  • Kenley Easter (H, NHS, NCAS)
  • Deja Ellis
  • Skyrell Ellis
  • Jordan Flom
  • James Gardner
  • Kelli Garrett
  • Savanna Ghassemi (NHS)
  • Alexys Gibson (NHS)
  • Joshua Gillespie
  • Ariana Gooden
  • Benjamin Gosey (H, NHS)
  • Marcus Graham (H)
  • Mason Graham (NHS)
  • Connor Gray
  • Micah Green
  • Zachary Green (H, NHS, NCAS)
  • Anne Griggs (H, NHS, NCAS)
  • Demico Guy (H, NHS, NCAS, SHF)
  • Jaylen Hall
  • Ashauni Hanson (NHS)
  • Emma Hardee
  • Jerimyah Hardnett
  • Cassidi Harris
  • Gianna Hartman
  • Hannah Hattingh (H, NHS, NCAS)
  • Jacob Hawkins (H, NHS, NCAS, SHF)
  • Samajai Hicklen
  • Madison Hill (H, NHS)
  • Matthew Hoover
  • Derrick Howell (H, NHS)
  • Chelsey Ingram
  • Alexis Johnson
  • Jamir’ Johnson
  • Timmia Johnson
  • Camden Keistler
  • Aliyah Kelley
  • Levontae Kennedy
  • Logan Kizer
  • Cali Landreth
  • Tariq Latta
  • Andrew Laughlin (RL)
  • Alexandra LeBrun
  • Cameron Lee
  • Claire LeHew (H, NHS)
  • Taylor Long (H, NHS, NCAS)
  • Jackson Marley
  • Samantha McCarthy
  • Maya McClanahan
  • Hans McDonald II
  • Natalie McDonough (H)
  • Najayla McDowell
  • Amari McKellar
  • Brittany McPhatter
  • Jaquel Mungo
  • Kenny Murphy
  • Khloe Nguyen (SHF)
  • Evan Normand (H, NHS)
  • Abigail Olsen
  • Carson Owens
  • Wilbert Owens

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