Purdy High School graduation slated for Sunday
Student selected honor graduate, faculty member to speak
The 50 members of the Class of 2019 at Purdy High School head to commencement exercises at 2 p.m. on Sunday in the high school gym.
This will be the final year that Purdy names its top two graduates, having switched to a Greek honor system. The valedictorian is Hannah Reid, daughter of Steve and Tami Reid of Purdy. The salutatorian is Emma Harkey, daughter of Amy Harkey, of Purdy, and Sam Harkey, of Cassville.
Graduates who earned summa cum laude honors, graduating with a grade point average of 4.0 or higher, are the valedictorian and salutatorian, plus Bayleigh Schad, Kyler Propps, Mason Schallert, Alexandra Serrano, McKenzie Renkoski, Isbell Ibarra and Colby Robbins.
Those having earned magna cum laude honors, graduating with a grade point average of 3.75 to 3.99, are Madison Renkoski, Avery Hancock, Jasmine Canales, Brendan Reynolds and Shelby Heston.
Qualifying for cum laude honors, with a grade point average of 3.5 to 3.74, are Carl Hughlett and Myrka Salas.
To select a student speaker, the class voted on selection of one of the honor graduates who submitted a speech for consideration. Madison Renkoski was selected for the honor.
The faculty speaker, chosen by the graduates, will be Misty Smith-Hall, who teaches social studies at the high school.
The honors assembly, awarding recognition for the year, was held May 8. Baccalaureate services will be held at 8 p.m. today (Wednesday) in the new Performing Arts Center. Pastor Bill Banks, from the First Baptist Church of Purdy, will be the speaker.