Seniors bid emotional farewell to Morgan Academy

Published 9:55 am Friday, May 20, 2022

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Excitement filled the air at Morgan Academy’s graduation ceremony on Thursday night.

Smiles covered the faces of Morgan Academy’s Class of 2022 as graduates traded hugs minutes before they walked into Senator Stadium for the ceremony in front of family and friends.

Wilks  Chittom said he’s honored to finish as Valedictorian at Morgan Academy. Chittom, a goalkeeper on the soccer team and singer, finished with a 4.2 GPA and 32 score on the ACT.

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“Finishing as Valedictorian is the result of hard work, late nights and a commitment to excellence,” said Chittom, who will major in Commercial Music at Samford University.

Maggie Holladay said she is pleasantly surprised to get named Class Salutatorian. Holladay finished with a 4.2 GPA and 25 ACT score. She was a cheerleader.

“I’m honored, thrilled and surprised,” said Holladay, who will attend Auburn University and major in Agricultural Communication.

. “I worked really hard. I am excited for the future.”

Cale Lyon received the Nell Calhoun Edwards Christian Character Scholarship.  The award is named after Calhoun, who taught at Morgan Academy from 1965 until retiring in 1985.

Here is Morgan Academy’s entire graduating class: Reid McCain Bergeron,William Kisor Chittom, Matthew Dudley Hand,  Margaret Wells Holladay, Leanna Ruth Johnson, Walter Lee Jones III, Matthew West King, Caley Henderson Lyon, Alan Wade Mason, Rebecca Lindsey Manning, James Anthony Minter V, William Alston Morning, Andrew Edwards Morris, Samantha Scout Moore, Anna Grace Meeks, Lane Austin Nichols,  Hayden Wade Roberts, Brilee Katherine Smith,  Kristian Donovan Smith, Hunter David Sheehan, Thomas Allen Smitherman II, Andrew Paul Thomas, Sarah Reeves Thomas, Maryanna Frances Turner,  Christopher Davis Vardaman, Joseph Grayson Vardaman, Kaylee Grace Whitaker.