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Demopolis High celebrates seniors’ accomplishments

Demopolis High Honor Line and Top 10 percent (gold cords).

Demopolis High Honor Line and Top 10 percent (gold cords).

Demopolis seniors may have final exams next week, but Friday morning was a day of smiles, happy tears and proud moms and dads.

The school held its annual Senior Awards Day in a packed auditorium. The honors were many and varied and included hundreds of thousands of dollars in scholarships.

Braden Spiller was named the 2014 valedictorian, while Riley King is the salutatorian.

2014 Salutatorian Riley King and Valedictorian Braden Spiller.

2014 Salutatorian Riley King and Valedictorian Braden Spiller.

Counselor Debbie Nicholas, who will retire at the end of the school year, also announced Demopolis High’s honor line.

Those students included Spiller and King as well as the following student:

•Jordan Williams*

•Allie Marques*

•Morgan Godwin*

•Rachel England*

•Haley Etheridge*

•Sam Yeager*

•Michael Brooker*

•Oscar Valdivia Gonzalez*

•Lakendra Bruno*

•Heath Stanford*

•Macy Phillips*

•Madelyn Couch*

•Charlie Parten*

•Kathleen Jackson*

•Baleigh Grace

•Paige Gandy

•Wesley Dunn

•Tyler Merriweather

•La Timberly Washington

•Brooke Reeves

•Jessica Harwell

•Chandler Stuedeman

•Marlowe Witherspoon

The * (asterisk) represents the top 10 percent of the senior class.

Demopolis seniors received scholarships for colleges and universities across the country, including University of Alabama, Auburn University, University of West Alabama, UAB, University of Mobile, University of South Alabama and Alabama A&M University.

For more about Senior Awards Day, see our Facebook page “The Demopolis Times” and our graduation edition, which will publish Saturday, May 17.