2013-05-30 / Local & State

MHS To Hold Graduation May 29

McConnellsburg High School will hold baccalaureate and commencement exercises this week. Baccalaureate services were held Tuesday, May 28, and graduation is Wednesday, May 29, at 7 p.m. in the middle/high school auditorium.

Andrew James Franklin Smith is the valedictorian of the Class of 2013. He is the son of James and Inga Smith. During his high school career, he has achiev-ed the honor of being on the all “A” honor roll 16 times and has earned numerous academic achievement awards in all subject areas.

Andrew is the senior class president, president of the National Honor Society and spotlight supervisor for all musical productions. His other high school activities include Odyssey of the Mind, Gift Program, Envirothon, and SADD. For the past four years he has served as the science department laboratory assistant with Mrs. Michelle Eichelberger. He is an alumnus of and volunteer with the Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership Program (HOBY) and has completed more than 500 hours of community service, allowing him to be awarded the President’s Gold Volunteer Service Award. For his senior project he analyzed the properties and effect of various brands of aspirin.

This fall, Andrew will be majoring in pre-pharmacy in the Honor College at Purdue University. He intends to purse a Doctor of Pharmacy and Doctor of Philosophy duel degree and possesses the goal of ultimately working in pharmaceutical research.

Kylie Tabitha Zittle is the class salutatorian. She is the daughter of Richard Zittle and Nina Souders. Kylie’s awards are all “A” honor roll personal finance award, President’s Award for Academic Excellence and Athletic Internship Award. Kylie was named Sideling Hill and ICC all-star in soccer. She participated in SADD, Varsity Club and Walking Club. She participated in varsity soccer, basketball and track and field. She has received seven varsity letters and has served as the athletic director intern for two years.

For community service she helped sell food to raise money for the alumni building and recycled old and used technology as a school fundraiser. For her senior project, Zittle organized the 2010 homecoming. She is employed at Bob Evans in Breezewood and in the fall will be attending Shippensburg University, majoring in business financing.

Caitlin Leann Glazier is the senior with the third-highest scholastic average. She is the daughter of Curtis and Lori Glazier. She received the Spanish 2, Business Math, Algebra 3, AP English and Choral awards. She has obtained the all “A” honor roll 16 out of 16 times in high school. She participated in chorus and band.

Glazier is also a member of the Fulton County Horse and Pony Club. She attends Ebenezer United Methodist Church and sings in the choir. For her community service, she served as band librarian during her senior year. For her senior project she gave pony rides to raise money for Days End Horse Farm Rescue.

This fall Glazier will be attending Shippensburg University, majoring in political science. Following law school, she possesses the ultimate goal of working with the Humane Society.

Jesse Ryan Swope, the son of Walter and Rhonda Swope, achieved the fourth- highest scholastic ranking in his class. During high school he participated in varsity soccer, basketball and baseball. He was captain of all of his sports teams, president of the Varsity Club and Envirothon team captain. He has received the honor of being on the first team Public Opinion’s All-Stars for soccer and Sideling Hill and ICC All-Stars for baseball.

Swope plans to attend Muskingum University to play baseball and to major in criminal justice.

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