Morgan Academy says goodbye to talented senior class

Published 6:55 am Friday, May 19, 2023

Allen Michael Creech and Perrin Utsey leave Morgan Academy as the top two students in the Class of 2023.
Morgan Academy held its graduation ceremony on Thursday night in the Gymnasium. The ceremony was moved from the football stadium because of rain.
Creech, the Valedictorian, said it’s an honor being the top student in the Class of 2023.  Creech will attend Auburn University and major in some form of Engineering.  His accolades at Morgan Academy also include being named the Selma Times-Journal’s Defensive MVP and All-State selection by the Alabama Sportswriters Association.
“I’m grateful for being named Valedictorian,” Creech said. “God has blessed me with the ability to finish first. I’m thankful for my family. “
Utsey, the Salutatorian, said finishing at the top of the class is incredible.  Utsey will attend the University of Alabama and major in Accounting.
“It’s pretty cool to finish as Salutatorian,” Utsey said.  “I really did it and it shows my hard work wasn’t a waste. I’m really proud of myself. Morgan Academy has taught me a lot.  You can’t take short cuts to succeed.”
Twenty-nine Morgan Academy seniors walked across the stage to receive their diplomas under heavy applause before family and friends.
Randall Clay Beers Jr., Bailey Miran Brown, Anna Grace Chance, Taylor Bradley Clements, Allen Michael Creech, Chad Eric Crocker Jr., Matthew Calvin Edwards, Stephen Daniel Feister, Sarah Lloyd Free, Jackson Gage Houston Griffin, Anna Drew Haugen, Ted Morrow Henry, Sarah Grace Holladay, Lucy Elizabeth Hopkins, Casen Robert Huff, John Allen Ingram, James Allen Lightfoot, Keenan Lee McHugh, Thomas Edwina McHugh, Margaret Elizabeth McLaughlin, Luis Emilio Montero, Robert Jackson Moore, Julia McCann Perkins, Audrey June Selby, John Haden Smith, Perrin Bradley Utsey, Rhyne Russell Williams, Spencer Cole Wilson, John Beekman Youngblood represent the Morgan Academy Class of 2023.

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