Whitney Lawhorn remembered fallen classmate Olivia Shugars, “who would have a big smile on her face right now,” and implored the class to hold on to the bonds they forged during their time together, even as it prepares to dissolve into an unknown future.
“Remember always, we are all Casey County Rebels,” she said.
Class president Ashtan Ryan struggled with her emotions as she retraced steps from passing notes in elementary school to gaining an appreciation for the opposite sex in middle school to high school, “where your friends were kids who shared your interests, not your crayons.”
“We’ve grown emotionally and physically, and learned to take things one day at a time. The one thing that matters above all is the Class of 2012 has stuck together,” Ryan continued. “How do you say goodbye? You don’t. You say hello to the people we’ve become over the last four years.”
The Casey County High School Class of 2012 is: Gregory Lynn Abston, Nikki Michelle Adams, Michael Thomas Albertson, Hannah Marie Allen, William Cody Anderson, Dakota Luke Atwood, Kayla Danielle Atwood, Alyssa Brooke Avery, Daniel Tyler Bastin, John Luke Beard, Clara Ellen Bell, Kirstie Paige Bell, Sarah Michelle Bland, Thomas Nathanael Blevins, Kathy Renea Blythe, Tyrus Paul Bragg, Collis Alb Brooks, Nicklas Kaleb Brough, Hannah Ruth Brown, David Heith Buckner, Abby Lauren Buis, David Tyler Buis, Sara Ann Violet Buis, Trenton Philip Buis, Nathan Lee Burns, James Edwin Burton, Travis Ray Burton, Heather Joann Butler, Riley Clay Cannon, Lukas Todd Carman, Dakota Shawn Caron, Kristopher Michael Chione, Ciera Danielle Clements, Justin Tyler Cochran, Lindsey Clair Cochran, Dillan Lee Coffey, Brandon Paul Coffman, Evan Douglas Colgan, April Nicole Crowe, Bradley Case Curtsinger, Jordan Heath Dalton, Melinda Kay Davenport, Anthony Isaac Decker, Jerry Dakota Denson, Kenneth Brent Douglas, Herman Nathaniel Driggers, Emma Jo Durham, Justin Ray Durham, Molly Michelle Durham, Jessica Marie Edwards, Roy Tyler Edwards, Whitney Kayla Mae Edwards, Kristin Kay Ellis, Amy Jo Elmore, Margaret Anne Elmore, Rachael LeeAnn Emerson, Manuel Anthony Ferrer, McKenzie Danielle Foley, Michael Derek Foley, Adam Jeremy Ford.Robert Lloyd Franklin II, Robyn Elizabeth Franklin, Alyssa Ann Fuller, Brittany Morgan Gilpin, Kelsie Marie Godbey, Paul Duncan Gryce, Dezarae Deanne Harmon, Jamie Lee Harmon, Steven Tylor Harris, Anna Michelle Harrison, Tommy Seymour Hatfield II, Kayla Deann Hatter, William Justice Hatter, William Tyler Hayes, Faith Alexandra Head, Jonna LeeAnn Heeg, Shelby Lynn Henson, Jennifer Cuin Hernandez, Breanna Paige Herren, Forrest Kyler Hines, Kayla Nicole Hines, Alicia Brooke Holten, Christopher Logan Hooten, Kira Anais Howard, Kaylee Leann Huber, Briana Kasey Isaacs, Justin Manuel Johnson, Kristopher Thomas Jones, Jerrica Leann King, Keaton Rey Kleffman, Savanna Richelle Knox, Allison Jo Lawhorn, Whitney Austin Lawhorn, William Cole Ledford, Christopher Todd Lee, Ronald Allen Lowe, Cody Zachery Luttrell, Holly Deeann Luttrell, James Tyler Luttrell, Jason Lee Luttrell, Jordan Ray Luttrell, Joshua Derick Luttrell, Michael Tanner Luttrell, Clint Stephen Lynch, Lacey Erin Lynn, Madison Olivia Marcum, Ryan Thomas Martin, Stacey Elizabeth Mason, Cassady Ann McAninch, Skylar Dawn McCoy, Ashley Michelle McQueary, Jessica Renee Merriam, Marisa Ann Miranda, Erica Elaine Morgan, William Cody Morgan, Steven Michael Morrissey, Artemio Ignasio Nolasco, Brittany Danielle Owens, Nathan Cory Parton, Jeremy Allen Passmore, William Scott Patton, Jeremy Dale Pendleton, Cheyanne McKenzie Pittman, Megan Renee Pittman, Steven Zachary Pittman, Bethany Leann Poff, Jason Alan Pruitt, MaKenzie Morgan Puryear, Michael Stanley Rainwater, Anthony James Rava, Amanda Leanne Richards, Brian Estil Richards, Ryan Louis Richards, Derhonda Gaye Ridener, Justin Thomas Rigney, Dakota Austin Ruby, Ashtan Le-Anne Ryan, Jordan Thomas Sallee, Kimberly Hope Salyers, Charles Tyler Sanders, Kassie Marie Sanford, Bethany Lynn Scott, Tyler Lee Sherrell, Anthony Chester Short, Richard James Short, Anthony James Shrum, Jordan Blake Smith, Tyler Brian Smith, Sterlin Wade Snow, Tasha Ray Spaw, Katlyn LeAnn Spears, Travis Lee Spelts, James Thomas Spradlin, Tyler Keith Stephens, Kenneth Edward Stratton, Travis Neil Stringer, Zachary Issac Summers, Rachel Danielle Tapscott, Colten Aaron Taylor, Elizabeth Nicole Trainer, Jesse Edward Vanoy, Abby Michele Vaughn, Bethany Amber Vaughn, Jessica Shae Vaught, Demetrias Rey Walker, Andrew Joshua Walters, Shauna Renee Wardrip, Kyle Joseph Waskom, Logan Ryan Weddle, Derrick Logan Wesley, Vinson Travis Wethington, Chase Edward Wheeler, Makayla Leann Williams, Eric Lee Wilson, Lucas Todd Wilson and Shawnda Gail Wilson.