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Washington Catholic High School graduation set for May 21 | News

Washington Catholic High School will award diplomas to 18 graduates at 1 pm Saturday, May 21, 2022 in the high school gymnasium.

Following the invocation by Rev. Paul Ferguson, Principal Karie Craney will offer introductory remarks. The salutatory address will then be given by MonteLee Norton. Valedictorians Logan Craney, Alyssa Davison and Iris Vincente will give their addresses.

Bishop Joseph Siegel and Dr. Daryl Hagan will then present the graduates and confer diplomas to Shaylin Nicole Akers, Abdullah Mohammad Askar, Alexa Rae Briggeman, Nathan Lee Cox, Logan Robert Craney, Alyssa Paige Davison, Miguel Lee Gomez, Arian Skye Ingram, Jennifer Lopez-Santos, Hannah Elisabeth McCain, MonteLee Margaret Norton, Farly Ramirez Oviedo, Limary Isabel Ramos, Conner Patrick Robinson, Zachery Earl Sipes, Iris Jose Vincente, Arely Villagran and Jack Wang.

Valedictorians

Logan Robert Craney is the son of Chad and Karie Craney of Washington. Logan has two older siblings Kaitlyn and Brock Craney of Washington who are also alum of Washington Catholic. Logan has worked hard to be a contributing member of his school, church and community. During his four years at Washington Catholic, Logan has participated in BETA Club, National Honor Society and the Daviess County CEO class. Logan has also served as vice president of his class for the last four years. While at Washington Catholic, Logan has been named co-valedictorian of the Class of 2022, a Lilly finalist, a Rising Star of Indiana Scholar for Academic Excellence for the Class of 2022, the recipient of the St. Michael’s College Book Award for Academic Excellence and Social Conscience and the President’s Award for Academic Excellence. Athletics have played an important role for Logan during his four years at Washington Catholic. Logan has participated in soccer, basketball and golf. He has been named Academic All-State in soccer and basketball. Logan was also named a member of the Washington Times Herald All Area Golf Team his junior season. Logan is a valuable member of his church community, Our Lady of Hope Catholic Church. Through his education at Washington Catholic, he has learned that service to others is so important. Logan has been blessed to help with basketball camps, Haunted High, Feed My Sheep, Team Up to Clean Up, cleaning at Veale Creek Theater, United Way Day of Caring, cleaning Washington Catholic School buses and helping Ms. Yvonne with landscaping in her yard. In addition to his service to his school, church and community, Logan also maintains a part-time job at Craney’s Body Shop in Washington. After graduation, Logan plans to attend Vincennes University to earn a bachelor’s degree in business administration and come home to play an important role in the family business at Craney’s Body Shop.

Alyssa Paige Davison is the daughter of Kyle and Jessica Davison. She has one brother, Liam, who is a third grader at Washington Catholic Elementary. During her high school career, Alyssa has served her school, church and community. She served as class president for three years. She has been a member of the Washington Catholic Beta Club for four years, where she served as club vice president. She is a member of the Blue Chip Academic Bowl and the National Honors Society. She was named an Indiana Rising Star for the Class of 2022 and received the St. Michael’s College Book award for Academic Excellence and Social Conscience. Additionally, Alyssa has received the President’s Award for Academic Excellence and maintained high honors all four years of high school. Athletics have played an important role for Alyssa during her time at Washington Catholic. She has participated in varsity soccer for four years, serving as a team captain for three years; helping lead her team to the school’s first ever girls’ soccer sectional title. Alyssa played varsity basketball for four years, serving as captain for two years. She has earned many recognitions for athletic talents. She was named a High School Heisman award winner, Blue Chip All Conference in soccer, Indiana Soccer Coaches Association Top Team Player & Academic All-State in soccer and basketball. She also holds the school record in 100m hurdles at Washington Catholic. Along with her many extra-curricular activities, Alyssa started her own business, AP’s Flower Farm, through the Daviess County CEO program. She was named Co-CEO of the class, helping to oversee many various committees and make sure their class project “An Evening with Young Entrepreneurs” ran smoothly and successfully. Alyssa has a passion for helping and serving others in her community and throughout the world. This began at the young age of 5, when she took her first mission trip to Haiti. Since then she has traveled back to Haiti eight times, each time submersing herself in the people and the culture of that tiny island she loves so much. She has helped build homes, teach VBS, play with children, but most importantly made life long relationships with people that she keeps in touch with today. Alyssa is a member of the Daviess County YMCA Youth Council, where she helps plan events to bring the community together. She has spent time volunteering in the Team Up to Clean Up program, walking dogs at the Washington Animal Shelter and cooking and delivering meals for elderly residents of the community. She has served her school and church volunteering for the Washington Catholic youth basketball camps, being involved in Haunted High, working during the Our Lady of Hope Summer Social and volunteering her time to spring clean the church. This fall, Alyssa will attend the University of West Florida to major in marine biology in the pre-veterinarian program, with the goal of completing a doctorate of aquatic veterinary.

Iris Jose Vicente is the daughter of Francico Pascual and Micaela Vicente. She has five siblings Maura, 31, Elena, 29, Juan, 28, Maria, 19, and Francisco, 14. For the past four years of Iris’ academic career, she has been heavily involved in her school, church, and community. In school, Iris served as class president her freshman year and class treasurer her sophomore year. Iris has been a member of the National Beta Club and National Honor Society all four years of high school. In addition, she has participated in the robotics club for one year and the varsity basketball and tennis teams for two years. She was named an Indiana Rising Star of the class of 2022 and a Hoosier Girls State Delegate during her junior year. While at Washington Catholic, Iris has received the President’s Award for Academic Excellence and maintained high honors all four years of high school. Along with these activities, Iris was able to partake in the Daviess County CEO Program her senior year. This gave her the opportunity to start her own business, Bliss Waxx. In addition, she served as chair of the auction committee for the class business, “An Evening With Young Entrepreneurs.” Taking the CEO class enabled her to expand upon key skills that she will use throughout her career. In addition to her studies, Iris works a part-time job as a cashier and has served as a clerk and judge for the local election polls. While Iris enjoys partaking in many activities, her true passion lies in serving others. She has participated in many service projects including Haunted High, Veale Creek Theater, Summer Social, and Team Up to Clean Up. She loves being involved not only in her school and community but also in her church, Our Lady of Hope Catholic Church. As a member of her church community, Iris has volunteered as a babysitter for the Young Families Group. Additionally, she has volunteered for Jubilee Christmas and Vacation Bible School in which she has served as a group and station leader. With Iris’s involvement, she has been given the opportunity to serve not just her community, but also others. In the fall, Iris plans to study chemistry at Indiana University, where she has been accepted directly into the College of Arts and Science.

Salutatorian

MonteLee Norton is the daughter of Tom W. Norton and Nakia Norton. She has served as her class chaplain since her sophomore year. Along with this, she has also served as the vice president of her school’s art club, and the Washington Catholic Beta Club chaplain. During her time in Beta, she has earned Runner Up in Creative Writing at the 2019 Indiana State Convention, and Third Place in the Language Arts Test at the 2021 Indiana State Convention. During her senior year, MonteLee was also a student at the Daviess County CEO program, where she learned about her community, gained business knowledge, and started a small business called Dragon Lair Trinkets. With Dragon Lair Trinkets, MonteLee sold hand-painted flower pots and handmade jewelry inspired by nature and fantasy. In addition to this, MonteLee also served as chair of the entertainment committee for CEO’s annual banquet dinner, “An Evening with Young Entrepreneurs.” After high school, MonteLee plans to attend the University of Southern Indiana to major in biology and minor in creative writing.

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