Meridian, Miss. Almost 300 students will graduate from Meridian High School during a ceremony that begins Friday at 7 p.m. at Ray Stadium.
The Class of 2014 earned $3.2 million in scholarship offers to continue their education at colleges and universities across the country.
Lauren Gaddie will represent the 2014 graduating class as Valedictorian. She serves as the Vice-President of the MHS Fellowship of Christian Athletes and Treasurer of the National Honor Society. Gaddie is a Mississippi Scholar and also a member of the Meridian High School Youth Advisory Council and the youth group at Poplar Springs Drive Baptist Church. In addition, she has volunteered more than 100 hours of her time for community service. After 13 years in the Meridian Public School District, Gaddie plans to continue her education at Millsaps College with a major in Psychology. Gaddie is the daughter of Mark and Cynthia Gaddie.
Amanda Price is the 2014 Salutatorian. Price is a Mississippi Scholar and serves on the Gear Up Youth Advisory Council. She is also a member of the MHS National Art Honor Society, National Honor Society, Mississippi Alliance for Arts Education, and the youth group at 15th Avenue Baptist Church. In addition, she has served on the Meridian Mayor’s Youth Council, graduated from the Leadership Lauderdale Youth Program, and volunteered for various organizations. She plans to attend Meridian Community College for one year and then attend Mississippi College to major in Elementary Education and minor in Art. Price is the daughter of Philip and Amy Price.
Top 10 Students (in alphabetical order):
• Jacoby Alford
• Zachary Corey
• Scott Ellis
• Lauren Gaddie
• Kayla Gordon
• Madeline Griffin
• Pearson Kelly
• Caroline McGinnis
• Brandon Perry
• Amanda Price
More Information about the MHS Class of 2014:
• 295 total graduates
• 55 graduating with Highest Honors (cumulative GPA of 3.75 or better)
• 56 graduating with Honors (cumulative GPA between 3.25 – 3.7499)
• 97 of the graduates are Mississippi Scholars
Complete List of the Meridian High School Class of 2014 (alphabetical order):
Elisabeth Abel, Austin Adams, Deja Adams, Lateisha Adams, Richard Adams, Vanoy Adams, Ereia Alexander, Jacoby Alford, Jashanti Alford, Meco Allen, Regijyna Allen, Timothy Altman, Robert Anderson, Shaqundra Anderson, La'Ricos Andrews, Brycelin Armstrong, Chrystianna Bakken, Qasim Banks, Boderick Barfield, Andrew Bator, Brianna Baylor, Ckenya Bell, Brittani Benamon, Kierra Berry, Jamarcus Bester, Jakharriea Betts, Brice Bigbee, Joshua Bihn, Tionna Bonner, Dalvinus Boston, Bobby Boswell, Jarmarquise Brassfield, Davontae Brewster, DaNeil Bridges, Alex Brooks, Diamond Brooks, Jah'Bria Brooks, Amber Brookshire, Bryston Brown, Cordeyair Brown, Corea Brown, Courtney Brown, Jaleen Brown, Kadaisha Brown, Vincent Brown, Katherine Bruister, Diara Bryant, Valnesshia Bryant, Tyshonda Burrage, Allen Byrd, Cierra Byrd, Isaiah Byrd, Gregory Calhoun, Serenna Calhoun, Ke'Osha Campbell, Davante Carter, Jasmine Cherry, Devyn Chesney, Ashley Ross Chisolm, Makayla Christian, Jozlyn Clark, Sidney Clayton, Darrien Cole, Eddie Cole, Kwanzia Cole, LaTondra Cole, LaQuidra Coleman, Shamar Collins, Tajah Collins, Zachary Corey, Gregory Crawford, Christopher Cross, Corbin Cross, Amber Crowell, Vylissia Daniels, Corey Davis, Devin Davis, Stephen Davis, Taderia Davis, Christopher De Leon, JaQuesha Dean, Zakia Drane, Kolton Drury, Kyler Drury, Miracle Dubose, John Duffy, Seantia Dukes, Allejah Echols, Ke'Juan Edwards, Diamond Elam, Terrence Elkins, Scott Ellis, Santiana Evans, Jeremy Falconer, Matthew Fera, Larkees Ford, Alandrie Foster, Brianna Fowler, Lauren Gaddie, Aaron Garrett, Katie Glenn, James Glover II, Roddricous Goldsmith, Skydiricous Goldsmith, Avery Goodman, Diana Gordon, Jalen Gordon, Kayla Gordon, Ebonie Goree, Alexus Grace, Montevia Grady, Kiana Grant, Dynasty Griffin, Justice Griffin, Madeline Griffin, Margaret Griffin, Shania Griffin, William Griffin, Allyson Hairston, Destiny Hall, Mia Hall, Maverick Hamilton, C.J. Hampton, Anthony Hanible, Frankie Harbin, Marquez Hardy, Deontez Harris, JVaughnte Harris, Baron Hart, LaDeisha Hayes, Jymarqus Hearn, Octavia Hearn, Keasha Heidelberg, Kendarius Heidelberg, Alexandria Henderson, Caleb Henson, Heather Hill, Austin Holt, Mark Hood, Jabria Hopkins, Johniqua Hopkins, Cameron Hopson, Shirifia Hopson, Breuna Horn, Corey Horne, Jacquis Houston, JaKarius Houston, Ja'Kwanza Hubbard, Kyler Hubbard, Dayveon Hunt, Justin Hunter, Briana Isaac, Britnee Isaac, Aderesha Jackson, D'Conner Jackson, Alexus Johnson, CiKyle Johnson, Keenan Johnson, Sara Johnson, Wakendra Johnson, Andra Jones, Kealey Jones, Kenya Jones, Osha Jones, Ricky Jones, Pearson Kelly, Jasmine Key, Vincent Kidd, Alex Killingsworth, Brittany King, Raydarrius King, Steven King, Damon Kirk, Austin Lanier, Zorisha Lanier, Rose Lau, Diamond Lawson, Barbra Lewis, Kimbrisha Lloyd, Juanye' Lomax, Malaeshia Love, Lori Lovette, Justin LYnch, Itzel Madrigal, Haley Malbrough, Breanna Marrell, Jo'Lesha Martin, ShaBreonna Martin, Danny Martinez-Lopez, Fabian Mason, Tyler Matthews, Kendasha McCarty, KeDeisha McConnell, Claire McCraw, Caroline McGinnis, Anniston McMahan, Richard McQuarley, Ja'Tasia Merritt, Garrett Minta, Ji'Lisa Mitchell, Meoshia Moore, Shawanda Moore, Kenshayla Myers, Lynette Nave, TyQuisha Naylor, Mitchell Neal, Gage Nettles, Justin Odom, Antonio Owens, Daniel Parker, Alicia Parks, Broderick Parnell, Shivani Patel, Emily Paul, Robert Peden, Carrio Perkins, Brandon Perry, Brandon Pezzetti, Zachary Phillips, Bre Andrea Pickett, Mia Pittman, Christina Powe, LaPorsha Pratt, Kristin Preston, Amanda Price, John Price, Donametric Priester, Stephanie Puckett, Jamal Ramsey, Montrell Ramsey, Qu'Tashea Ramsey, Santrell Ramsey, Jaimarcus Randle, Jaquavius Ratcliff, Jazy'ae Ray, Amber Reed, Ashley Reed, Dyieesha Rhone, Shevonta Roberts, Mary Robertson, Keisha Robinson, Brandon Rogers, Andrea Roland, Cotrina Scott, Jarred Scott, Cameron Seaphus, Destiny Shaffer, Kyriell Short, Macaulay Silliaman, Jalisa Silliman, Courtney Sillimon, Anthony Sims, Cathy Sims, Equesha Sims, Krystine Sims, Kristin Smith, LaTisha Smith, Jamacia Spencer, Destiny Starkey, Courtney Stennis, Chelsi Stewart, Michael Swanson, Jonathan Tamayo, Tyocia Tamayo, Walquille Tamayo, Angelia Taylor, Zebreonia Taylor, Princesa Tellez, Jontavius Thomas, Louis Thomas, Kinsey Thornton, Faviola Vivar, Christy Walker, Malik Walker, Tatiana Walters, Regina Warren, Tori Washington, Kissy Waktins, Tykia Watts, Jordyn White, Cathy Williams, Jasmine Williams, Kyla Williams, Miranda Williams, JaKara Wilson, Trukysia Wilson, Hannah Withers, Aeneas Wright, Andro Young, Megan Young, Sarday Young, and Jordan Zettler.