Graduation exercises were held at Amelia Academy on Thursday, May 23. P. Kenneth Copeland, Vice President for Business Affairs and Finance at Hampden-Sydney College, was the guest speaker.
The Valedictorian of the Class of 2019, Hannah Mason King, was presented a medallion and a certificate before delivering her address.
Salutatorian of the Class of 2019, Philip Tyler Gough, was presented a medallion and a certificate before delivering his address.
Receiving the President’s Award for Academic Excellence were Mitchell James Carey and Laura Kathryn Smith.
Receiving the President’s Award for Academic Achievement were William Ester Steger, Jr. and Randall Scott Brady.
Recipients of the Sportsmanship Award for showing fine sportsmanship in high school life by willingness to participate, character, and cheerfulness in the face of adversities were Paul Allen Berry and Kelly Annette Flippin.
The American Legion Patriotism Award is presented to a senior or seniors who exhibit the principles of courage, honor, leadership, patriotism, scholarship, and service. The recipients were Philip Tyler Gough and Mitchell James Carey.
The Foundation Award is presented by the Amelia Academy Professional Education Association to a senior or seniors who have demonstrated outstanding study habits, personal self-reliance, honesty, and dependability. The Foundation Award was presented to Philip Tyler Gough.
The Herff Jones Award, the highest award presented at graduation to a senior who exhibits the qualities of scholarship, leadership, citizenship, and sportsmanship, was presented to Hannah Mason King.
The Linda E. Duncan Memorial Scholarship, given in memory of Linda E. Duncan,the Academy’s beloved guidance counselor, was presented to Hannah Mason King.
A scholarship provided by Delegate Tommy Wright was presented to Laura
The Ruritan Club Scholarship was presented to Hannah Mason King. The Red Cross Scholarship, resulting from blood drives sponsored by the
Academy’s League of Parents and Teachers, was presented to Mitchell James Carey. The Virginia Lee Courter Memorial Scholarship was presented to Mitchell James
Hannah Mason King was the recipient of the Sons of the Confederate Veterans
High Bridge Camp #1581 scholarship.
The Delbert D. Lynn Scholarship was presented to Kelly Annette Flippin. The American Legion Auxiliary Post 87 scholarship was presented to Laura
The V.F. W. Post 8759 scholarship was presented to Laura Kathryn Smith. The Johnny F. Black Scholarship was presented to Laura Kathryn Smith. Jamal DaQuan Grant was recognized as the recipient of the Russell Grove
Laura Kathryn Smith was recognized as the recipient of the Amelia County Farm
Bureau Promotion and Education Committee Scholarship and the Piedmont Water & Soil
Conservation District Scholarship.
The seniors were then presented their diplomas by Mr. Kelly Anderson,
President of the Board of Directors of Amelia Educational Foundation, assisted by Mr. Rodney Taylor, Head of School, and Mrs. Jennifer Faeth, senior sponsor.