66 in 33rd Riverton Parke Class

Riverton Parke High School will conduct its 33rd Commencement Exercises Saturday, May 25, in the high school gym, beginning at 2 p.m.
Thirty-three members of the Class of 2019 will hear from their Class President Camryn Clapp, who will welcome the guests and introduce guest speakers Valedictorian Thomas “T.J.” Rutan and Salutatorian Britany App.
Rutan is the son of Dr. Charles and Cherri Rutan of Rosedale.
He was the captain of two state title-holding academic teams, president of the National Honor Society chapter and Student Council, drum major, co-captain of the varsity cross country and track teams, as well as a member of the robotics program. He has earned the Mental Attitude Award in cross-country and Most Points Scored in Track, as well as taking third place in the District Voice of Democracy Essay Contest.
Rutan enjoys writing and arranging music in his free time and plays a variety of wind instruments. He will attend Rose-Hulman in the fall and major in electrical engineering.
App is the daughter of Kyle and Amy App from Montezuma and will be graduating with Core 40, Academic Honors and Technical Honors Diploma. She has earned Academic Honors with all A’s all four years. She plans to earn a double major at Franklin College in Biochemistry and Psychology with a minor in Neuroscience. Her goal is to pursue a career in medical research, specifically in autism.
At Riverton Parke, she has been a two-year member of the Student Council and played volleyball for six years, basketball for seven years, track for six years and bowling for one year. App has also been a volunteer at the Hillsdale Fire Department for four years and is Emergency Medical Responder Certified.
She is a member of Independent Baptist Church of Montezuma and is the Lilly Endowment Scholarship Recipient for Parke County. App has worked at Valley ProfessionalsCommunity Health Center, Raccoon Lake, Rockville Dairy Queen and Charlie’s Pizza. She was named Rosedale Strawberry Princess 2016, Parke County Fair Miss Congeniality 2016 and Miss Flame District 11B 2018.w
Members of the Riverton Parke Class of 2019 include: Brittany Autumn Rose App, Ayden Arreola Metzker, Madason Nicole Ballard, Mason Von Barnes, Alexis Rose Bex, Madison Brooke Boatman, Shakya Dawn Bruce, Cassie Lyn Bunch, Dawson Ray Bunch, Lacy Ann Carver, Abby Danyel Cecil, Hayden Joseph Childress, Camryn Jai Clapp, Alexus Krischell Cox, Kaitlyn Nicole Crane, Crystal May Cummins, Dalton Matthew Daley, Mason Dunn, John Raymond Evans, Tilda Linnea Gidlof, Danica Rose Griffin, Dakota Lynn Harney, Triston Lee Xavier Herrick, Madeline Mae Hunt, David William James, Kaitlyn Ann Jarvis, Clayton Todd Jones, Carly Gayle Keller, Bailey Nicole Kinne, David Lee LeClercq, Larry Dean Benjamin Leverenz, Cheyenne Doana Long, Griffin Timothy Lyman, Joshua David Marcum, Kirby Colleen Martin, Darrel Ray McCain, Cain Paul Paguinto Meyers, Seth Carson Miller, Alyn Cain Morgan, Jalen Thomas Myers, Daniel Lee Norman, Grace Renee Norman, Rachael Ann Norman, Allison Nicole Oldham, Mackenzie Danielle Overpeck, Cody Allan Patterson, Audra Louise Patton, Katie Arloween Persinger, Halie Jo Petty, Grace Victoria Pharr, Bobby Jo Phillips, Christopher Jacob Phillips, Madison Marie Phillips, Joseph Dalton Powell, Rachael Taylor Rhoades, Thomas James Rutan, Mackenzie MaryRose Schermann, Richard Austin Sowers, Ryan Spurr, Makayla Stableton, Madelynn Dawn Stonebraker, Brooklyn Nicole Thomas, Michael J. Truax, Jonathon Robert Virostko, Zachary Thomas Wilbanks and Andrea Rose Witherell.

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