Franklin County High School will present diplomas to 59 graduates at 7 p.m. Friday, led by two young ladies both of whom posted a better than 4.0 grade point average.
Leading the Class of 2013 will be Valedictorian Stephanie Frances Marxsen and Salutatorian Morgan Anderson Walker. Also receiving highest honors will be Elton Ivan Olvera.
Earning High Honors will be Christina Collins, Emily Brooke Cash, Elisha Patriotis and Katie Wood.
A diploma with Honors will go to Skyler Eli Hutchinson, Brittany Nicole Bryant, Ryne Seth Fisher, Annalyse Elisabeth Wharrie, Cheyenne Elizabeth Martin, Karl Ray Sanford, Miranda Alexis Pilger, Zachary Lyle Howze, Shelby Melody Myers, Karlie Ann Tucker, Kerri Elayne Williams, Che'na Breanne Segree, David Wade Butler, Morgan Aylse Kelley and Austin Seth Ward.
Receiving standard high school diplomas will be Mirian Roxana Barahona, Thomas Anthony Benitez, Savannah Danielle Boone, Brittney Marie Carr, Daniel Robert Carrino, William Nathaniel Collins, Codee Shianne Crum, Darrell Dewayne Dart, Alissia Dempsey, Cheyenne Nicole Diorio, Direek Antwoin Farmer, Christopher Chase Golden, Michael William Harris, Carli Danielle Hunt, Tevin Juan Jones, David Leon Langston, Anna Rose Lee, Haley Nicole Mathes, Yvonne Marie Mitchell, Jeffery James Murray, Hannah Elizabeth Oxendine, Rahkeim Leeshon Pierce, Julio Caesar Ramirez, Kevin Joshua Reeder Marjorie Chantel Rhine, Ladarius D'Wayne Rhodes, Seth Hanson Rogers, Katelyn Marie Rowland, Kayla Lynn Sanford, Casey Shae Sapp, TaShay Shamir Sewell, Jacob Peyton Shuler, Whitney Ann Vause, Shaquana Altrice Weaver, Tyler Wayne Webb, Dianne Lanae Wilson and Ellis William Wilson.
On Friday, at senior recognition night, more than $150,000 in scholarships was awarded to the class (See A6) as they celebrated their commitment to learning.
"We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit," a quote by Aristotle, is the class motto.
The class colors are silver and pink, and the class flower yellow poppy, a symbol of wealth and success. Parents traditionally receive a flower from their son or daughter after each has received their diploma in the high school gymnasium Friday.
The audience can also expect to hear a version of the instrumental class song “"We Are Young.”