Valedictorian and Salutatorian for Class of 2019


Valedictorian at Amelia Academy for the class of 2019 is Hannah Mason King.  As a student at Amelia Academy, Hannah has served with distinction in many organizations. She is a member of the National Honor Society and Beta Club. Hannah has also been a member of the Academy’s Scholastic Bowl team. She has served as student assistant coach of the Academy’s mascot cheerleaders for the past three years. Hannah has played volleyball for both the junior varsity and varsity teams. She has been a member of the Environmental Club and represented the Academy at the annual Association of Virginia Academies (AVA) forensics competition and the Model United Nations. Hannah attended Girls State and the Hugh O’Brien Youth Leadership conference (HOBY) as the Academy’s representative.

            Hannah is the daughter of Alison King and Nathan King. She will attend Virginia Commonwealth University in the fall.

Salutatorian for the class of 2019 is Philip Tyler Gough. As a student at the Academy, Tyler has played an exemplary role in service to the Academy. He is also a member of the National Honor Society. Tyler also completed his certification as a Precision Machinist at John Tyler Community College while attending the Academy. As a student-athlete, Tyler has been a member of the varsity baseball for the Academy.  

            Tyler is the son of Robin and Daryl Gough of Amelia. Tyler will continue his education and training toward advanced certification. 

Other honor graduates are: Mitchell James Carey, Elena Madison Easter, and Laura Kathryn Smith.

Baccalaureate Services will be held at Trinity United Methodist Church on Sunday, May 19 at 4:00 p.m. Guest speaker will be Patti B. Carey, a member of the faculty of the Robins School of Business at the University of Richmond and mother of graduate Mitchell Carey. She will be assisted by Rev. Callie Jackson Walker, pastor of Trinity United Methodist Church, also an Academy alumnus from the class of 1986.


Graduation exercises will be held on Thursday, May 23, at 7:00 p.m. in the school gymnasium.  Guest speaker will be  P. Kenneth Copeland, Vice President for Business Affairs and Finance at Hampden Sydney College. 


Kindergarten graduation will be held on Tuesday, May 21, at 10:00 a.m. in the school gymnasium.