RUSSIA — Nine valedictorians and one salutatorian will be among 44 graduates of the Russia High School Class of 2016.
Baccalaureate ceremonies are planned for Sunday, May 22, at St. Remy Church, Russia, at 11 a.m. Ellie Fiessinger, class president, will welcome everyone to the ceremony.
Commencement will be held Sunday, May 29, in the Clair C. Naveau Gym., 1:30 p.m. Ellie Fiessinger, class president, will welcome family and friends to the ceremony.
Valedictorians, as of May 9, are Andrew Ball, son of Rick and Connie Ball; Jordan Ball, son of Rick and Connie Ball; Kara Barlage, daughter of Jerold and Angie Barlage; Lukas Busse, son of Andy and Jenny Busse; Ellie Fiessinger, daughter of Craig and Stacey Fiessinger; Amanda Frazier, daughter of Tracy and Jackie Frazier; Erin Gaerke, daughter of Jason and Judie Gaerke; Molly Kearns, daughter of Tim and Deidre Kearns; and Weston Lavy, son of Stanley and Jennifer Lavy.
The salutatorian is Karissa Voisard, daughter of Scott and Jeffie Voisard.
The class colors are royal blue and gold. The class song is “Renegades” by X Ambassadors.
The class motto is “What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us” by Ralph Waldo Emerson. The class flower is the white carnation.
Members of the Russia High School Class of 2016 are Elizabeth Rose Adams, Andrew Michael Ball, Caleb Thomas Ball, Jordan Matthew Ball, Kara Elizabeth Barlage, Davanna Rosella Baxter, Luke Michael Bohman, Clay Gregory Borchers, Lukas William Busse, Hannah Jo Cohee, Jonah Gregory Counts, Cody Nathaniel Fairchild, Ellie Nicole Fiessinger. Sawyer August Francis, Amanda Marie Frazier, Erin Patricia Gaerke, Jacob Lee Gariety
Also, Jayden Thomas Gehret, Alicia Marie George, Jared Richard Goubeaux, Lauren Marie Heaton, Luke Bradley Heaton, Rachel Marie Heuing, Molly Dane Kearns, Jacob Wade Heintz Kittel, Rudy James Langenkamp, Weston Scott Lavy, Brandon Thomas Luthman, Bryant Marshall McCarty, Connor Jeffrey Monnin, Samantha Marie Monnin, Trevor Joseph Monnin, Cassandra Renee Pleiman, Dalton Richard Rees, Zachary Richard Sherman, Mark Joseph Siefring, Joseph Matthew Stickel, Harley Virginia Supinger, Jordan Byron Swartz, Karissa Rose Voisard, Tucker Lee Gudorf-Wolaver. Evan Thomas York, Joshua John York and Gunnar Mason Young.