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The Class of 2017 is leaving Meridian High School with over $11 million in scholarship offers to continue their education at colleges and universities across the country.

They officially graduate on Friday, May 20 at 7:00 p.m. in Ray Stadium.

“On behalf of the faculty and staff of Meridian High School, we are excited about the accomplishments of the Class of 2017,” said MHS Principal Victor Hubbard. “The students have worked very hard to accomplish the goal of earning a high school diploma. We wish them well on their future endeavors, and we know that they will continue to move from ‘Good to Great.’”

Silas Clymer will represent the class as Valedictorian. Silas served as the Captain of the Meridian High School Academic Team this year where he earned individual top finishes in state tournaments as well as helped lead the team to several impressive state tournament wins including the National Academic Quiz Tournaments State Championship. He is also a member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA), the National Honor Society, and the 30+ ACT Club. A member of the MHS Band through eleventh grade, Silas also played in the Meridian Community College Community Band. In addition to his involvement on campus, Silas participated in the Leadership Lauderdale Youth program as well as served the community through providing more than 100 hours of community service as part of the Community of Hope program. Silas’ outstanding academic achievements are also evidenced by his selection as a National Merit Scholar and the STAR student. In the fall, he will be attending Eastern Mennonite University in Harrisonburg, Virginia as a Yoder Scholar where he plans to major in Engineering. Silas is the son of Michael and Melody Clymer.   

Logan Nave is the 2017 Salutatorian. Logan currently serves as Senior Class President, and she has been Sophomore and Junior Class President as well. She is very active at Meridian High School as a member of the state championship winning Academic Team, National Honor Society, MHS Soccer team, National Art Honor Society, and Yearbook Staff. Logan has also been very active in the community by participating in the Leadership Lauderdale Youth program, the Mayor’s Youth Leadership Council, and the Delta Debutants. In addition, Logan has given so much back to her community through over 100 hours of community service. Logan will attend Xavier University in New Orleans, Louisiana in the fall with a full scholarship. She will begin her studies at Xavier as a sophomore due to earning 30 college credit hours in high school. She plans to major in Pre-Medicine Biology and minor in African American Studies. Logan is the daughter of Greg and Lynn Nave.

Top 10 Students: Silas Clymer, Logan Nave, Kelly Bator, Caleb Harper-Johnson, Muhammad Javed, KaShunna Coleman, Joshua Williams, Natalie Herlong, Kai Horne, and Tamiera Gibbs.

More Information about the MHS Class of 2017:

·          299 total graduates

·          42 graduating with Highest Honors (cumulative GPA of 3.75 or better)

·          42 graduating with Honors (cumulative GPA between 3.25 – 3.7499)

·          43 National Honor Society Members

·          53 of the graduates are Mississippi Scholars

·          28 of the graduates are Mississippi Scholars Tech Masters

 

The Meridian High School Class of 2017:

HIGHEST HONORS

Clymer, Silas Jacob; Nave, Logan Estella; Bator, Kelly Catherine; Harper-Johnson, Caleb Andre; Javed, Muhammad Hamza; Coleman, KaShunna La'Shanai; Williams, Joshua Chance; Herlong, Natalie Bruchutte; Horne, Kai Akina; Gibbs, Tamiera Charnae; Carr, Madison Leiann; Anderson, Javia Lanasha; Thomas, Da Chona Brianna; Powell, Robert Ramirez; Walker, Demetria Diana; Pratt, Keionna Rashae; Clark, Destiny Tashreon; Topcik, Allison Cara; Rojas, Nagelys Abyani; Brown, Sadrea Adrianna; Weems, Miranda Nicole; Brown, Eddie Javonta'e; Blakney, Keyarra Anastasia Shanta; Horne, Kevin Alexander; Cole, Roshunda Monique; Roberts, Heather Elyse; Clopton, Ethan Conner; Sampson, Darius Tywon; Williams, Jahnita Jean; Ricks, Alyssa Tanjia; Jones, Gabriel Noel; McClelland, Carlintae Jakarion; Logan, Lesley Renee; Easley, Khadija Akala; Coon, Christinia Lynn; Glass, Ty'Bresha Ebony; Harbin, Zykierra Sher'mon; Wade, Joey Zanavion; Green, Jae'Lawn Ahmad; Walker, U'nesha Unique; Watts, Charnecia Chanease; Sanders, Alan Keith

 

HONORS

Brown, Jalean Bernard; Capers, Kyra Nadine; Glass Jr, Jamarlon Kendrell; Smith, Avaionia Antonnette; Lewis, Alexis Kymdasia; Rush, Rondarious Antjuan Lewayne; Alford, La'Desha Deshelle; Grant, Jordan Xavier; Motton, Ashley Michelle; Spinks, Ashlyn Tiana; Reed, Madyson Brooke; Rush, Tatyana Ronzaire Azuur; Grace, Brianna Lanette; Bailey, Kambrianna Desar'ae; Bailey, Kammy Etoya; McGlothin, Santrelle Marie; Brewer, Ledarrius Devontae; McCoy, Cabrina Danille; Nicholson, Alex Donte'; Sears, Timothy Terrell; Dawson, Sommer Leiann; Raley, Joyce Anna; McDyess, Verashia Wayneshia Lachel; Rainey, Apryl Alexandria; Cross, Jaelin Shermon; Jordan Jr., Stanley; Davis, Alyna Marie; Gates, Krystal Breanna; Lewis, Jaylah Nesha; Davidson, Kodi Lemond; Porter, Briana Rena; Scott, CaDarius Deonte; Edwards, Ajah Zhanae'; Hawthorne, Candace Jacquelin; Hopkins, Jarlissa Marnise; Little, Isaiah Johntae Latrezz; Carter, Trayana Mo'Na; Brown, Jasmine Nacole; Johnson, DaNoah Lajames; Banks, Tyra Lee; Laws, Joshua Adam; Hines, Cassidy Danyelle

 

GRADUATES

Alexander, Lakendrick Dante; Alford, Christian Davion; Alford, Deirdre Jaliyah Lashae; Alford, La’Desha Deshelle; Alford, T'iCara Santrice; Allen, Ileslie Marie; Amerson, Rekeeba Cynthea; Anderson, Calvin Calaginu; Anderson, D'Angelo Jamar; Arrington, Kristian Keeneshia; Barfield, Darrell Javon; Barfield, Micheal Deon; Barney, Cadarius Da'Shon; Beason, Victoria Alexandria; Bell, Jaiqavius Tashawn Rodtonio; Bell, Ja'Marcus De'Onte; Bell, Tavion Raquon; Blakely Jr., Melvin; Boler, TaTyania Rheaion; Boyd, Sabrina; Bramlett, Tytiana Quanchana; Bridges, Courtlee Mikala; Brown, Andraysia T; Brown, Jafirris Demarco; Brown, Jamyia Shaundreka; Brown, Tre'Von D'Loius Alexander; Bryant, Takeria Georlet; Buckley, Kahia James; Burton, Ja'Quann Tyrik Zyshun; Bush, Keirra Tesha; Butler, Shayla Jamia; Campbell, Jessica Leigh; Carter, Miayeeta Deshundranna Patrica; Castillo Sarao, Johan Geovani; Chaney, Jordan Dante'; Cole, Adrian Lamar; Cole, Ja'Darius Marquez; Conner Jr., Maureka Derrell; Conner, JaBrisha Shanta; Corbitt, Brian Austin; Cox, Quentasia Luchre; Coy, Coriana; Crockett, Pretavia Tykeosha; Curry, Taquisha Breshida; Davis, Keith Allen; Davis, Mar'Tavius De'Vanglas; Davis, Taneika Michelle; Dawson, Alexis Louise; Dubose, JaKari Jocquez; Dubose, Jamaal Amir; Dubose, Ka Juan La Curtis; Dunn, La'Quesha Sha'riah; Dunnigan, Tariq Ra'Shawn; Edwards, Deion Shermar; Ferrill, Destiny Janay; Fields, Vernesha Raveon; Fikes, Brickayla Emily; Fulgham, Jahtarreon Dequirius; Gale, Jyrese Michelle; Gale, KeZhun Dewayne; Gilmore, Trevail Markice; Glenn, Kenderius Kentrell; Gordon, Andrew Isaac; Gordon, Nique Lamont; Gordon-Strickland, JaCarria Akeyla; Grace, Kimbrell Sha'Von; Grace, Shandricus Dewayne; Grace-Brown, ODaishean Emone; Graham, Markaisha Jikirah; Green, Justin Rashawn; Griffin, Brandon C.; Griffin, Erik De' Marcus; Griffin, Jada Aayliah; Hall Jr., Enreik Monrell; Hamilton, Shaterrica Fayannah; Hamlin, Alexandra Brittany; Hampton, Danquasha Danielle; Hampton, Yazmin Omarria; Hanson, Destiny Hope; Harris III, Herman Eugene; Harrison, Christshonda Lashae; Hart, Na Quisha Lee; Hearn, Joshua Rendo; Hickman, Amhaud Tyshi'; Hill, A'Miracle Jazarae; Hodges, Orianna Ranett; Holmes, Tavio Lashante; Hopkins, Carlissa Johnise; Hopkins, Samuel Pearce; Hopson, Antryaan; Houston, Jonathan Rodriquez; Houston, Tre'Quan Tyrek; Hunt, Azavia; Hunter, Tebresha Teanna; Hutton, La'Jayleen Deneen; Ingram, Trevelle Lavar; Irby, Destiny Mari; Ivy, Jasmine Renae; Jackson, Tyheeja Kensha; James, Jeffery Jerome; Jennings, Fantasia Ann Michelle; Johnigan, Tanaesha Denise; Johnson, DaRan Treymayne; Johnson, Demetrius L'Shawn; Johnson, Gabriel Lavell; Johnson, Joquez De'daveon; Jones, Antwan Jamal; Jones, Jaylen Jarrod; Jones, Kayla L'asia; Jones, KenBresha Ke'Arre; Keeton, Denayshia Montina; Kilpatrick, Christian Jarrell; King, Q Desmon Jamonte; Kirk, Jerdaisha Dianta; Knight Jr., Gary Charles; Landrum II, James Earl; Latham, Santrell Lee; Lee, Demishia Saniyia Aspeyohne; Lemon, Zy'Quan Dezeckeo Deontae; Lewis, Alicia Aleah; Lewis, C'Asia Shequa; Lewis, Jamekia Va'Sha; Lloyd, Mark Marquise; Loyd, Kendra Teneesha; Lynch Jr., Raylandus Royshelle; Malone, J'Avius Quartez; Manning, CaDerrias Lashann; Martin, Mack Curtis; Matthew, Bre'Necia Teonshae; Matthew, Tonio Deshawn; McCoy II, David Mcaurthur; McCoy, Jaquae'sha Quanette; McCoy, ZiQuavious John Teon; McMahan, Benjamin Charles; McNeil, Solomon Tyree; McWilliams Jr., Edrick; Miller, NyTeria Dyshae; Mitchell, Kalencia Sharda; Moffite, Sierra Marie; Moffite, Tyjah Breanna; Munoz Gomez, Diego Alexander; Murrey Jr., Tyrance LaMonte; Nabors III, Lou Jean; Naylor Jr., Corredius Meshaun; Naylor, Gabari Akil; Newell, JaQuan Rayshan; Nguyen, Anh Minh; Nichols, Casper Caleb; Nobles, Kendrick Terrell; Nolan, Sherrona; Owens, Garrian DeMonte; Palmer, Sha'Breon Sha'Keah; Parks, La'Sedra Kanesha; Patrick, Lesherman Alexavier Keivo; Patton, Janerio; Raley, Joyce Anna; Ray, Lavester James; Reed, Charles Edward; Roach, Jameisha Monaye; Robinson Jr., Demarcus Lavell; Robinson, Kendall Laine; Rogers, Antjuan Donte'; Roland, Sha'Keyadra Ryshuna Jonaae; Rue, Orlandry'a Sa'I Mone'; Ruffin, Aizia Jurnae; Ruffin, Destiny Jamese; Rush Jr., Allied Latray; Rush, Rometres Dunshay; Samuels Jr., Cadarryl Deshawn; Sartain, Joseph Todd; Scott, Kyeshia Antownetta; Seals, Christopher Tyrsee; Seals, Tiakeema Shi'Trice; Simmons Jr., Jeffrey Lamont; Sims, Aaliyah Mona'e; Slater, Destinee Toray; Smith, Anneyunna Danyelle; Smith, Christopher Jimmylee; Smith, Devon Jramal; Smith, Ralph Javan; Smith, Zacchaeus Malik; Stevens, Julisia Shavonte; Strickland, Tyesha Nikia Michele; Temple, Shaniah Ta'Breonnah; Thedford, Cordell Demarius Travett; Thomas, Damorian JuJuan Jaquise Trazun; Thomas, Daryl Keith; Thomas, Elissa Roszella; Thomas, Jhalil Javeion; Tinsley, Dewayne Devion; Triplett, Jatasia Naliyah Latrice; Vaughn, Lawyon Kentrell; Velez, Darrell Anthony; Walker, Keyonis Rashon; Wallace, Jabreia Arnae; Ward, Anthony Lamar; White, DeShun Latrell; White, Romon Jamarlin; Williams Jr., Adam Jay; Williams, Nicholas Adam; Williams, Nicolas Daniel; Williams, Talesia LaShae; Williams, Taylor Andrianna; Willis, Charity Starr'Keona; Wilson, Alex Jerome; Winford Jr., Leo; Yarbrough, Kahron Shuntez; Young, Brianna Simone; Young, Eric Dillon; Young, James Turiano; Young, Myles Lexington; Young, Shelia Shanece

 

Early Graduates

Nobles, Tra’Un Rob’Vann; Turner-Reed, Delexia Delalanders; Wilson, Jerry

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