Lindsey Lemon and Robert Anderson were announced during Thursday evening’s awards program as this year’s top graduates for Cumby High School. Kyle Barnett and Taylor Gifford have also been recognized as the top eighth grade students this year.
Lemon was named valedictorian and Anderson salutatorian of the 2009 senior class at CHS.
Lemon is the daughter of David and Rhonda Lemon of Cumby. Anderson is the son of Robert and Peggy Anderson of Cumby.
Both students were active in school academics and sports, and a member of a few clubs too.
Lemon was a member of the Beta Club and the Alliance Bank Junior Advisory Club. In academic University Interscholastic League competitions, she participated in One Act Play. She was also on the robotics team.
The Cumby High School valedictorian was also active in volleyball, basketball and softball.
Lemon plans to attend the University of Tyler, where she will major in pre-medicine.
Salutatorian Anderson was a member of the Beta Club. He also competed in UIL academics as well as the National Ocean Science Bowl.
He was active on the football team and served as manager of the school baseball team.
Anderson also plans to attend Tyler Junior College, where he will major in kinesiology.
Lemon and Anderson will be honored along with the other members of the CHS senior class, which includes Benjamin Barrow, Jessica Bender, Dustin Clem, Meagan Comer, Travis Furguson, Brooke Gay, Ariel Greene, Cody Groening, Candice Hart, Justin Lane, Macayne Machen, Chris O’Neal, Devin Owen, Rubi Quintero, Matthew Russell, Cristin Slaughter, Dustin Smith, Courtney Steward, Ryan Vaughan, Jason Wallace and Whitney Webb, with a baccalaureate service at 4 p.m. Sunday, May 31, in Cornerstone Baptist Church and commencement exercises at 7 p.m. Friday, June 5 in Cumby.
Cumby also named Kyle Barnett as the eighth grade valedictorian and Taylor Gifford as the salutatorian.
Barnett, son of Shaun and Keri Barnett of Sulphur Springs, is the eighth grade class president, a member of the Jr. Beta Club and a member of the Cumby Drum Line.
He competed successfully in UIL academics and in Destination Imagination. He also participated in junior high football, basketball and cross country, as well as Cumby Trojan Dixie League 13/14 baseball. He was the manager for the Cumby varsity baseball team. He is active in Central Baptist Church in Sulphur Springs.
Salutatorian Taylor Gifford, daughter of Lee and Donnie Gifford of Sulphur Springs, is the secretary of the Jr. Beta Club. She was active in raising money for Relay for Life.
She competed successfully in UIL Academics and in Destination Imagination. Taylor also participated in junior high volleyball and track.
Eighth graders also will be honored with a graduation at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 4, in the school cafetorium. Kindergarten graduation will be at 9 a.m. June 4.
An athletic banquet is scheduled for June 1 at 6:30 p.m. in the cafetorium.
On June 2 from 8:30 a.m. to 9:15 a.m. will be the awards assembly for pre-kindergarten through second grade students, and from 9:20 a.m. to 10:05 a.m. an awards assembly for grades three through six.
Several talent shows are also slated. Pre-kindergarten through second graders will have a talent show from 1:30 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. June 2, and third through sixth grade from 8:30 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. June 2 and 8:30 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. June 4.
Parents may take their children home after the June 4 assembly. School will be dismissed at 1 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday, June 3-4.
One other special activity slated at Cumby school is a come-and-go retirement reception for Lydia Anderwald from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Thursday, June 5, in the high school foyer.
For more information about upcoming events at Cumby ISD go to: ww.cumbyisd.net
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