TUPPERS PLAINS — Members of Eastern High School’s Class of 2011 will march to the strains of “Pomp and Circumstance,” receive diplomas, turn their tassels and walk into their futures Sunday, at the annual commencement exercises in the high school gymnasium.
The program will begin at 2 p.m. Sunday. The high school’s concert musicians will perform, and class officers will participate in the ceremony. The class valedictorian and salutatorian will address their classmates.
Devon Graham Baum, son of Tim and Martie Baum, Pomeroy, has been named the class valedictorian. Baum has played football for two years, run track for three and played basketball for four. In his free time, he enjoys fishing, hunting and farming, and during the summer he works for his family’s business and raises vegetables and cattle for sale.
He was president of the National Honor Society for two years, and class president for four. He was a HOBY representative in 2009, and a Regional Scholars participant in 2010.
Baum was also an Ohio Lottery Academic All-Star, a Wendy’s High School Heisman and was featured on WSAZ-TV’s Best of the Class.
He received the Ohio High School Basketball Coaches Association and the True Value Hardware Stores scholarships, and participated in several other activities and received a number of other awards.
Baum has received the Dr. James H. and Nellie Rowley Jewell-Manasseh Cutler Scholarship and will be attending Ohio University in the fall. He plans to study mechanical engineering.
Salutatorian Jessica Lylnn Cleland is the daughter of Charles and Heather Cleland. Jessica has played softball for two years and golf for three years. While in high school, she participated as class secretary, basketball statistician, and football statistician. She served on the Farmers Bank Junior Board of Directors World Language Club as president, and is a member of Amazing Grace Community Church.
She also works part time.
Cleland plans to study biology or chemistry and become a heart surgeon. She will attend The Ohio State University.
Members of the graduating class: Hayley Erika Aanestad, Ryan B. Amos, Eric Michael Barber, Jonathan Lee Barrett, Gregory Dayton Barringer, April Annmarie Bartell, Chantel Morgan Bauer, Devon Graham Baum, Miranda Sue Bishop.
Clifford Allen Boswell, Megan Lee Carnahan, Marcus Tyler Carroll, Jessica Lynn Cleland, Gregory Chase Cole, Tia Faith Collier, Jenna Marie Collins, Kori Elizabeth Collins, Emeri Alexandra Connery, Klint Keith Connery, Kyle Mason Connery, Colin Reed Connolly.
Eric Ryan Cranston, Trenton Michael Deem, Ashleigh Noelle Duffy, Scott Charles Gilbride, Kimberly Ann Ginther, Morgan Gwen Hall, Abbie Lynn Harris, Tyler Jacob Hendrix, Dylan D. Ice, Rachel Leanna Kille, Joshua R. Loscar, Timothy Connor Markworth, Danielle Christine Maxey.
Beverly Ellen Maxson, Ashley Nicole Miller, Britney Lyn Morrison, Kendrick Taylor Osborne, Brayden Michael Pratt, Morgan Danielle Pratt, Allie Katelyn Rawson, Christopher Seth Reed, Jaimie Marie Reed, Jennifer Kaitlyn Reed, Ravenne Marie Reed, Hannah Leigh Ridgway.
Dalton L. Riebel, Andrea Renee Riley, Zari Byron Roush, Michael Aaron Scyoc, Ryan Elton Shook, Bradley Neal Stone, John Ryan Tenoglia, Robert Jay Warner, Lonnie Dakotah Westfall, Matthew Michael Whitlock, Morgan Renee Windon.