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Dayton High School bids farewell to Class of 2013

Dayton High School Class of 2013:

Salim Al Awar

Jacquline Elizabeth Albert

Daniel Felipe Alfaro

Tyler Fenton Aquino

Cody Lee Andrew Aranyos

Fabiola Ledesma Arellano

Anna Marriah Austin

Stephen Kyle Bard

Riley Jane Beckwith

Austin Ernest Boss Billings

Rebecca Faith Bishop

Ashley Lynn Bispo

Canyon Thomas Bowers

Katrina Lynn Breithaupt

Cheyenna Rain Burrows

Jacob Steven Burrows

Niekolas Roberto Bustos

Riley Nicole Cabrera

Brittany Lynn Campbell

Rudy Omar Canas

Steve Humberto Canas

Brandon James Carmona

Dustin Joseph Cassinelli

Martin Adalberto Castaneda

Olivia Alexis Catron

Jenny Chen

Bree Lynn Clark

Cassidy Echo Council

Kaewanee Marie Sabina Cram

Forrest Michael Crooks-Burrows

Deborah Cruz

Jessica Ian Dahl

Itsel Davalos Cano

Christian Charles Davis

Emily Patina Delbecq

Delia Diaz

Edgar Alan Diaz

Travis James Doll

Joseph Michael Doyle

Tessa Louise Eichorn

Chanze Coveen Elder

Jesse Thomas Evans

Shayla Marie Ferber

Alyse Yvonne Fletcher

John Wayne Fletcher

Brittany Francine Gant

Matthew Gene Garrett

Courtney Marie Gates

Nathan William Gile Page

Cameron Simone Gorsuch Robinson

Benjamin Lee Gottschalk

Mary Elizabeth Gresch

David Gutierrez

Juan Daniel Haralson Jr.

Tonya Lynn Harlow

Cassi Lynne Harmon

Savanah Marie Hernandez

Nicholas Brandt Higgins

Ashley Lyn Hill

Ashley Paige Hill

Aubrey Elinore Hunt

Cody Justin Hutchinson

Jesse James Jaklich

Jonathan Daniel Jenkins

Stephanie Lynn Jennings

Alexandra Inez Jones

Joshua Adams Joyner

Katrina Francine Kelly

Daniel Paul Knight

Garrett Geoffrey Knudson

Branden Michael Kral

Vincent James Krische

Paul James Kurashewich

Roxana Rubi Lanuza Alfaro

Joseph Henry Law

Maribel Solis Ledezma

Desirae LeAnne Long

Samantha Park Lyzenga

Caitlin Mae Mabry

Robert Terranc Macgirvin III

Patricia Dale Manyose

David James Maraven

Makaila S Lin Marshall

Kylie Melissa Martin

Marlayna Mary Martinez

Colton James Mason

Michael Allen Mays

Erika Alice McCoy

Dylan Thomas McDermott

Corey McDuffy

Floyd Geiger McElroy

Ashley Alicia McNair

Troy Richard Meadows

Karen Garcia Medina

Marjorie May Gabion Meeks

Katherine Stephanie Meza Marquez

Anna Francine Miller

Joseph Arnold Moore

Jessica Dawn Mottram

Julio Navarette

Amanda Linnae Nelson

Katherine Elise Carmen Nelson

Heather Marie Niemi

Alyana Marie Munoz Nuqui

Ellenel Nalapo Obras

Tyler Jade Ortiz

Cameron Clayton Osborne

Darrian Rose Padilla

Savannah Marie Parsons

Jessica Renee Perrucci

William Shawn Lee Presswood

Tyler Steven Patrick Roberts

Timothy Donald Rondeaux

Skyler Patrick Rose

Steven Cameron Ruiz

Jesus Salas Jr.

Annie Rebecca Sanchez Reyes

Kendra Janelle Sauceda

Eli Michael Sawko

Brenda Lynn Saylor

Taryn Elizabeth Schlachta

Domenic Charles Selmi

Destinee Rae Serawop

Lindsey Faye Serpa

Nicholas Quey Seymour

Devon Machole Shipman-Cates

Cheyenne Marie Shoup

Jericho Jeremiah-Wade Simon

Micah Jedidiah-Dane Simon

Mordachi Josiah-Zane Simon

Antonn Charles Smith

Destini Dora Smith

Zachary Christopher Smith

Krista Lynn Sonerholm

Cynthia Citlaly Soto Cuadras

Allanah Marie Staggs

Aleesia Marie Stewart

Ian Price Strey

Timothy Allyn Taylor

Michelle Rose Tingley

Oscar Xavier Toledo Negrete

Cody William Trotts

Jacob Matthew Turner

Jake Michael Valdez

Severina Aleecia Valencia

Diana Vasquez

Jonathan Daniel Vasquez

Isadora-Marie Aiello Villa

Branden Torres Wagner

Elena Carolyn Watts

Tyler Lee Richard White

Austin James Wieser

Jacob Armando Williams

Benjamin Christopher Woods

Karla Lena Woods

Cody Michael Yeater

Taylor Ann Zubey

Silver Stage High School Class of 2013:

Jesena Simona Angulo

Michael Thorton Artrup

Darold Edward Ballard

Colt Kendrick Bishop

Branden Micheale Boone

Destiny Faith Boyd

Abby Lee Bradley

Carlos Cambron-Vargas

Cody Austin Campbell

Philip Thomas Campbell

Robert Ireland Cord IV

Stephanie Delene Dahm

Cody Alexander Davis

Mikaeala Rena Owens Davis

Cody Alan DeWeever

Joseph Douglas Dillon

Logan Thad Elkins

Alan Joseph Enos Jr.

Kyle Andrew Geddes

Darrion Scott Gideon

Hayley Elizabeth Hanger

Ruud Buth Harrison

Daniel Joseph Heth

Kevin Bradley Hummer

Jake Matthew Jensen

Joseph William Kellogg

Jenniffer Amythest Klingman

Timothy Aaron Klingman

Timothy Michael Lane Jr.

Marta Lee Lopez

Michaela Ann Lyman

Bobby Daniel Maddox Young

Kayla Marie Mason

Kendra Renee Masters

Taylor James McCready

Esmeralda Mendoza

Dustin Mitchell Miller

Terrell Sota Mitchell

Savannah Jolynn Murguia-Alarcon

Kelly Denice O’Connell

Rocio Ochoa-Cambron

Jeanna Raychelle Odom

Kenneth James Pedercini Jr.

Miranda Dawn Pethtel

David Joseph Price Jr.

Kasie Leah Ramm

Jesse James Robinson

Shawn Andrew Roe

Cameron James Ross

Alyssa Marie Rowley

Justin Allen Schilling

Selenne Segura-Guzman

Justin Wayne Sell

Angelique Marie Senour

Andria Elizabeth Serchio

Amber Cheyenne Shoumake

Nicole Maquis Silva

David Allen Simcox

Brandie Kay Spencer

Ramey Allen Stradley Jr.

Michael Dell Swope

Celine Gisele Artadi Talbott

Joshua Martin Targosh

Korey Matthew Thomas

Nicole Gean Thompson

Dillion Joseph Ventress

Shannon Marie Vick

Travis Blake Walklin

Wesley William Woods

Dakota Merlan Wornek

List sent to the Nevada Appeal from school administrators

When Riley Beckwith got the results of the Preliminary SAT test she took as a sophomore, she made a determination.

Scoring in the top 97 percentile, she decided to shoot for the prestigious National Merit Scholarship, which is awarded to students who score in the top 1 percent of their state, along with other qualifications.

“I thought, ‘I can get that,’” she said. “So I just studied.”

Her efforts paid off as she was awarded the National Merit $2,500 Scholarship, along with the school-sponsored National Merit Finalist Scholarship offered by the University of Dallas, where she will attend in the fall. The full tuition scholarship is valued at over $120,000.

Beckwith, 18, received her diploma Thursday as valedictorian of Dayton High School’s Class of 2013.

“I’m really excited,” she said. “I’m excited to do other things.”

But, she said, her time at Dayton High has not been solely about academic achievements.

“It’s been really good,” she said. “I think I really came into my own. I think I figured out what I like and what I’m good at. I’ve become more confident in my abilities. I took drama, and that helped.”

Principal Tim Logan said he’s seen all 158 graduates mature.

“It’s been fun to see them grow over the last four years,” he said. “You start out with some immaturity, and you end up with some good young men and women, ready for society.”

The students earned more than $1 million in scholarships and 80 percent of them were accepted into colleges, universities or trade schools.

Chanze Elder, 18, plans to study at Western Nevada College to become a firefighter.

“I’m shocked that it’s over,” he said. “It went by really quickly.”

Salutatorian Aubrey Hunt likened graduation to a child’s new Christmas present, when the excitement wanes after the initial surprise.

“This graduation ceremony is like the greatest gift you have been waiting for,” she said in her address. “The excitement will wear off, and you’ll be on to your next goal. Tonight, appreciate this gift you have earned.”

In her address, Beckwith urged her classmates to worry less about success in life and more about enjoying the moments along the way.

“This class is diverse and funny and talented,” she said. “It has been a real pleasure to spend my high school years with you.”