Maryville High School seniors entered the gymnasium to applause from parents, family and friends on Friday, May 14, as they celebrated at the 2010 Senior Awards Assembly.
The students entered the gym to a medley of their favorite songs as the crowd cheered congratulations. Family members watched from the lower bleachers, underclassmen sat in the upper level bleachers and the seniors sat on the gym floor or in bleachers on the other side.
Principal Mike Casteel congratulated the graduating Class of 2010. “Today is your day. At this assembly, your parents and classmates, your teachers, and your many friends share in your success and applaud your accomplishments,” he said. “Throughout your high school years, you have set goals, worked hard to achieve them and wrapped your arms around each other. Now, as you move forward from Maryville High School, it is time to set new goals and to follow different paths. But remember this: You will always belong here because you are forever a part of Maryville High School.”
Casteel recognized five members of the class who faculty selected for special recognition: Robb Wilson was recognized with the Maryville High School Leadership Award; Laken Kimsey, Jesse Walker and Liza Rader were named Maryville High School Citizenship Award winners and the 2010 Faculty Activities Award went to Hillary Wilson.
Valedictorian Carson Davis addressed the audience. A variety of scholarships were presented, including the Rolena Stephens Scholarship, the Don Story Scholarship, The First Sound Scholarship, the Kendra Main Scholarship, the Liz Sterling Scholarship, the Rachel Outland Scholarship, the MEA Scholarship, the James and Evelyn Renfro Scholarship.
The program closed with the singing of the school alma mater.