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Prep Class of 2009 Graduation

Graduation for the GMC Preparatory School Class of 2009 was held on Friday, May 29, 7:00 p.m., on Grant Parade. MG Peter J. Boylan, President of Georgia Military College, presented the commencement address.

The COL Joseph F. Muldrow Salutatorian Award was presented to Cadet First Sergeant Jimmy Lee Huff. Mr. Huff is the son of Pastor and Mrs. Jimmy Huff of Sparta, Ga. His awards and honors include: Joint Enrollment student, National Honor Society, Spanish Honor Society, U.S. Army Reserve Scholar Athlete Award, Principal’s List, Academic Achievement Insignia, Junior Leader Award, Aim Summer Academy Valedictorian, and Varsity Basketball. Jimmy plans to attend The University of Georgia in the fall and major in Psychology.

The Bettie Z. Farr Valedictorian Award was presented to Cadet Lieutenant Colonel Haylee Dianne DeLoach. Miss DeLoach is the daughter of Ms. Kim Purvis of Milledgeville, Ga. and Mr. Scott DeLoach of Eatonton, Ga. Some of her awards and honors include: Chairman of the Honor Council, STAR Student, Milledgeville’s Junior Miss, Second Runner-up for Georgia’s Junior Miss, High School Battalion Commander, Middle School Battalion Commander, Distinguished Order of the Servant Leader Award, National Honor Society, Spanish Honor Society, Citizenship Award, Character Award for Diligence, Exchange Club Youth of the Month and Youth of the Year, Varsity Competition and Football Cheerleading, Varsity Golf, Competitive Dance and Gymnastics. Haylee plans to attend the University of Georgia in the fall and major in Math Education with a minor in Spanish. She also plans to do summer mission trips around the world.

To graduate from Georgia Military College Preparatory School with honors, a student must earn a cumulative academic average of 90 or better during his or her four years of high school. Graduating with honors: Alexa Anderson, Adam Autry, Sarah Beadles, Loribeth Berry, Michael Bunch, Chelsi Colburn, Ashley Collins, Haylee DeLoach, Will Fitzgerald, Lauren Harbor, Nick Harper, Amelia Haslam, Jimmy Huff, Page Jackson, John Jackson, Emily Langston, Hannah Lloyd, Laura Magruder, Mary Kathryn Mason, Will Mosley, Drew Massey, Dalton Pearce, Gillian Reid, Haley Smith, Jantzen Thomas, Tori Ward, and Holly Zant.

To graduate with distinction, a student must have earned an academic average of 85 or better, but less than 90, during his or her four years of high school. The following students graduated with distinction: Percy Canon, Cassidy Clayton, Christin Coburn, Corey Ellison, Lindy Gilliland, Dawn Hayward, John Johnson, Hacen LaManna, William Lewis, Chase Massey, Jake Meeks, Krista Paschal, Adam Peeler, Paris Pennington, Sara Frances Pressley, Travis Riner, Christine Shaver, and Joey Waddell.

Students who participated in the Joint Enrollment Program were recognized: Alexa Anderson, Adam Autry, Sarah Beadles, Loribeth Berry, Michael Bunch, Cassidy Clayton, Chelsi Colburn, Ashley Collins, Haylee DeLoach, Will Fitzgerald, Lindy Gilliland, Lauren Harbor, Nick Harper, Amelia Haslam, Dawn Hayward, Jimmy Huff, John Jackson, Page Jackson, Hacen LaManna, Emily Langston, William Lewis, Hannah Lloyd, Laura Magruder, Mary Kathryn Mason, Chase Massey, Drew Massey, Will Mosley, Dalton Pearce, Adam Peeler, Gillian Reid, Travis Riner, Christine Shaver, Haley Smith, Jantzen Thomas, Tori Ward and Holly Zant.

Members of the Seven Year Club were recognized: Drew Arnold, Adam Autry, Michael Brady, Michael Bunch, Percy Canon, Christin Coburn, Chelsi Colburn, Ashley Collins, Haylee DeLoach, Brandan Dixon, Will Fitzgerald, Kimberly Gamble, Lindy Gilliland, Garrett Hall, Nick Harper, John Jackson, Page Jackson, John Johnson, Emily Langston, Hannah Lloyd, Mary Kathryn Mason, Chase Massey, Drew Massey, Erin McDade, Jake Meeks, Mech Melder, Will Mosley, Krista Paschal, Dalton Pearce, Adam Peeler, Michael Phillips, Travis Riner, Josh Sirmons, Haley Smith, Jantzen Thomas, Joey Waddell, Jamarus Walls, Tori Ward and Holly Zant.

The GMC Prep School Class of 1953 endowed scholarship is awarded annually to one senior who has exhibited outstanding academic achievement, and to one member of the GMC prep school faculty who has demonstrated teaching excellence. Mrs. Ellen Goodrich presented the Class of 1953 Scholarship and a $500 scholarship to Cadet Lieutenant Colonel Haylee DeLoach, and the Class of 1953 Faculty Award for Teaching Excellence and a $500 stipend to Major Linda Brown.

Sarah Joy Beadles was the 2009 recipient of the W. J. Usery, Jr. Award for Excellence, which is a $500 cash award presented annually to the senior who exemplifies the ideals of the academic, military, and citizenship pursuits at Georgia Military College Prep School. Sarah is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Nicholas A. Beadles, II. She plans to attend the University of Georgia in the fall.

Immediately after the presentation of diplomas, Ms. Merel Harrison, GMC Prep School Class of 1973, Junior College Class of 1974 and President of the Georgia Military College Alumni Association, welcomed the members of the graduating class into the Alumni Association.

Congratulations to the 2009 graduates of Georgia Military College Preparatory School:

Cadet Captain Alexa Rae Anderson
Cadet Sergeant Andrew Thomas Arnold
Cadet First Lieutenant Adam Tyler Autry
Cadet Captain Sarah Joy Beadles
Cadet Major Lori Elizabeth Berry
Cadet Sergeant Michael Anthony Bradley
Cadet Captain Michael Edward Bunch
Cadet First Sergeant Percy Wilbur Canon, III
Cadet Master Sergeant Jameil Anard Chatman
Cadet Staff Sergeant Cassidy Caulene Clayton
Cadet Sergeant First Class Christin Denise Coburn
Cadet Second Lieutenant Chelsi Lee Colburn
Cadet Second Lieutenant Ashley Anne Collins
Cadet Lieutenant Colonel Haylee Dianne DeLoach
Cadet Corporal Brandan Jamon Dixon
Cadet Sergeant First Class Corey Logan Ellison
Cadet First Lieutenant William Morgan Fitzgerald
Cadet First Lieutenant Kimberly Lawrence Gamble
Cadet Master Sergeant Lindy Jo Gilliland
Cadet Master Sergeant Garrett Dalton Hall
Cadet Captain Lauren Taylor Harbor
Cadet Captain Nicholas Antwane Harper
Cadet First Lieutenant Amelia Wynne Haslam
Cadet Captain Dawn Kimberly Hayward
Cadet Sergeant Carlton Heath Hudson
Cadet First Sergeant Jimmy Lee Huff
Cadet First Lieutenant John Boyd Jackson
Cadet Sergeant First Class Page Elizabeth Jackson
Cadet Staff Sergeant Major John Brandon Johnson
Cadet Staff Sergeant Hacen Alysa LaManna
Cadet Captain Emily Ruth Langston
Cadet Master Sergeant Megan Christine Larson
Cadet Captain William Chadwick Lewis
Cadet Captain Hannah Beth Lloyd
Cadet Captain Laura Jacquelyn Magruder
Cadet First Lieutenant Mary Kathryn Mason
Cadet Sergeant Andrew Stone Massey
Cadet First Lieutenant Charles Merritt Massey, Jr.
Cadet Sergeant Erin Elizabeth McDade
Cadet Staff Sergeant Jacob Paul Meeks
Cadet Staff Sergeant Mechelen Van Melder, Jr.
Cadet Staff Sergeant William Daniel Mosley
Cadet Sergeant First Class Krista Elyse Paschal
Cadet Master Sergeant Robert Dalton Pearce
Cadet First Lieutenant William Adam Peeler
Cadet Staff Sergeant Paris Alanna Pennington
Cadet Corporal Michael Christopher Phillips
Cadet Staff Sergeant Melissa Morgan Powell
Cadet Corporal Sara Frances Pressley
Cadet First Sergeant Gillian Austine Reid
Cadet Sergeant First Class Travis Neal Riner
Cadet Second Lieutenant Christine Nichole Shaver
Cadet Corporal Joshua Wayne Sirmons
Cadet Captain Haley Marissa Smith
Cadet Major Jantzen Rashad Thomas
Cadet Staff Sergeant Joey Allen Waddell
Cadet Staff Sergeant Jamarus DaNeil Walls
Cadet First Lieutenant Victoria Eden Ward
Cadet Second Lieutenant Jasmine Vonshell Wise
Cadet First Lieutenant Holly Sheree Zant

Photos by: Janeen Garpow and Ross Couch