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2017 NDHS Senior Graduates of Oakland City University

On Saturday, May 6, 2017 twenty-eight graduating seniors from North Daviess High School participated in the 2017 commencement ceremony at Oakland City University (OCU).  These students received their Associate of Arts degree in General Studies from OCU.  As part of the Early College Program, these students completed 60 hours of college coursework while in high school in order to earn the Associate’s degree upon high school graduation.  The North Daviess Class of 2017 is the sixth class at North Daviess to be able to accomplish this achievement.  This group represents 42% of their class.

North Daviess High School students and staff have accepted the challenge of increasing the number of adults in our community to obtain an associate’s or bachelor’s degree.  The most recent numbers report only 20% of adults age 25 and up in Daviess county have an associate’s degree and less than 10% have a bachelor’s degree.  North Daviess partnered with Oakland City University to address this in Daviess County and to provide an opportunity for our students to get a jump start on post-secondary education utilizing the concepts and pedagogy being implemented in our 21st Century High School. The cost saving to our community has been astounding.

The students receiving their North Daviess High School Diploma and Associates Degree for OCU:

Pranee Ashley Alvarez (Cum Laude), Cassie Layne Atchley (Summa Cum Laude) , Hannah Marie Beasley, Bradley Neal Blevins (Cum Laude), Isaiah Scott Borders (Cum Laude), Abbygail Dane Cecil (Summa Cum Laude), Kendra Dakota Childers, Alyssa Denee Dyal (Magna Cum Laude), Lindsey Rae Gingerich (Cum Laude), Senecia Charlene Graber (Summa Cum Laude), Julie Rose Graber (Cum Laude), Mitchell Jarit Keith (Cum Laude), Kayla Dawn Knepp, Ryan Daniel Milligan, Bobbie Christine Nance, Cassidy May Owens, Madeleine Marie Riggins (Cum Laude), Jonathon Alexander Ritter (Cum Laude), Cole David Roark, Allyson Joy Speer (Summa Cum Laude), Andrew Swartzentruber, Kristi Rae Swartzentruber (Summa Cum Laude), Taylor Swartzentruber (Summa Cum Laude), Chance Logan Taylor (Cum Laude), Caleb Bryant Wagler, Kaylee Rachel Wagler (Summa Cum Laude), Makayla Dawn Wagler (Summa Cum Laude) and Addyson D'Lynn Wesner


In Picture:

Row 1. Taylor Swartzentruber, Julie Graber, Addy Wesner, Ashley Alvarez, Cassie Atchley,

Kristie Swartzentruber, Kaylee Wagler, Kayla Knepp, Makayla Wagler

Row 2. Ryan Milligan, Andrew Swartzentruber, Mitchel Keith, Alyssa Dyal, Senecia Graber, Bobbie Nance, Lindsay Gingerich, Madeleine Riggins, Hannah Beasley, Abby Cecil

Row 3. Caleb Wagler, Bradley Blevins, Allyson Speer, Cole Roark, Chance Taylor

(Not pictured but graduating: Isaiah Scott Borders, Kendra Dakota Childers, Cassidy May Owens, and Jonathon Alexander Ritter.)


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