June 13, 2016

31 seniors receive diplomas at Cape Hatteras Secondary
graduation....WITH SLIDE SHOW AND VIDEO


By IRENE NOLAN

Thirty-one seniors at Cape Hatteras Secondary School of Coastal Studies  received their diplomas at graduation exercises on Saturday evening, June 11.

Friends and family joined the graduates in The William P. Dillon Memorial Gymnasium on a warm and sunny evening to celebrate the solemn yet festive occasion.

The Cape Hatteras Secondary School Graduation Band, led by Sean McCroskey, provided a prelude to the event and the traditional processional, "Pomp and Circumstance," as the seniors filed into the gym.

After a presentation of colors by the U.S. Coast Guard, senior Carisa Renee Rausch led the Pledge of Allegiance and senior Miranda Paige Veal welcomed the attendees.

Principal Beth Haneman-Rooks recognized the class valedictorian, Gavin Hans Kehler. Assistant principal Annette O'Neal, introduced salutatorian Macy Storm Quidley, who spoke to his fellow graduates and others in the audience.

Haneman-Rooks presented the prestigious citizenship award to senior Carlos Andres Babilonia.

Teacher and class sponsor Tod Ray was the guest speaker for the evening.

Dare County Superintendent of Schools Sue F. Burgess declared the seniors graduates, and class president Elijah O'Neal Midgette presided over the turning of the tassels. Closing remarks were by senior Langston Christopher Cabral.

On the Friday morning before they graduated, the seniors traveled the short distance to Cape Hatteras Elementary School for the "Hurricane Walk of Fame," during which the older students gave the youngsters an up close and personal look at what they can aspire to.

Dressed in their caps and gowns, the seniors paraded through the corridors of the Elementary School as the younger students and their teachers lined the hallways. There were plenty of high-fives, hugs, and congratulatory shouts as the seniors made their way through the hallways.

Click here to see a slide show from the Cape Hatteras Secondary School of Coastal Studies 2016 graduation ceremony.


Video by Connie Wolf


SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS TO THE CLASS OF 2016

At a Community Celebration at the Cape Hatteras Anglers Club, 17 members of Cape Hatteras Secondary’s Class of 2016 received scholarships totaling almost $137,000 for post-secondary education. Overall, 85 scholarships were presented to members in the Cape Hatteras Secondary Class of 2016.

Carlos Babilonia: East Carolina University. Outer Banks Forum for the Lively Arts ($1,000), Hatteras Island Arts and Crafts Guild ($1,000).

Langston Cabral: North Carolina School of the Arts. Hatteras Island Christian Fellowship ($1,000), State Employees Credit Union Foundation People Helping People Scholarship ($10,000), Outer Banks Forum for the Lively Arts ($1,000), Hatteras Island Arts and Crafts Guild ($1,000), Dare County Arts Council Artrageous Youth ($500), Manteo Rotary Club ($2,000), Marta Martinez Design Your Future Award ($500), Avon Property Owners Association ($1,500).

Trey Cunningham: Cape Fear Community College. Project Purple ($200), Dare County Boat Builders Foundation ($4,000), Dare County Fire Officers Association ($1,000), Hatteras Village Civic Association ($2,000), North Banks Rotary ($1,000), Outer Banks Association of Realtors ($1,000), R. Stewart Couch Hatteras Island Scholarship ($9,000), Sherman McDaniel Memorial Scholarship ($5,000).

Bennett Gray: University of North Carolina at Wilmington. William P. Dillon Memorial Scholarship ($1,000), Frank and Ann Pellegrini Memorial Scholarship ($500), Project Purple ($200), Charles E. Cathey Cape Hatteras Lodge #698 A.F. & A.M. ($500), Dare County Boat Builders Foundation ($2,000), Erlene Tandy Willis Scholarship ($500), Avon Property Owners Association ($1,500), Midgett Realty ($2,000).

Bryan Gray: East Carolina University. Project Purple, Greg and Eden Honeycutt Scholarship ($1,000), 4 Plus Capital City Four Wheelers ($1,000), Robbie Gray Memorial Scholarship ($500), Cape Hatteras Alumni and Friends ($500), and from a Friend of Hurricane Athletics, a new laptop computer.

Paloma Gray: Craven County Community College. Caps Gray Memorial Scholarship ($1,000), Dare County Boat Builders Foundation ($500), Pursue Your Passion Scholarship ($1,000).

Emma Grace Jordan: College of the Albemarle. Robert M. “Mitch” Anderson Memorial Scholarship ($500), Dare County Retired School Personnel ($500), New Horizon Scholarship ($1,000), Rodanthe-Waves-Salvo Civic Association ($600).

Kyle Ketchum: Cape Fear Community College. North Carolina Beach Buggy Association Scholarship ($2,000), Braxton B. Hall Scholarship ($1,000).

Hannah Lofty: Nash Community College. Hatteras Island Arts and Crafts Guild ($1,000), Linda Porter’s Sheer Genius Scholarship ($1,000), Cape Hatteras Electric Cooperative ($4,000), Outer Bank Woman’s Club Julia Haywood Scholarship ($500), Avon Property Owners Association ($1,500).

Elijah Midgette: Davidson College. Charity Plus! For Dare Scholarship ($1,000), Wallace H. McCown Scholarship ($1,200), Rodanthe-Waves-Salvo Civic Association ($600).

Ian O’Neal: Appalachian State University. Outer Banks Homebuilders ($4,000), Cape Hatteras Anglers Club ($2,000), Dare County Retired School Personnel ($500), Richard Cole Evans Scholarship from Mt. Olivet UMC ($2,000), Betty Ruth Flowers Gibbs Memorial Scholarship from Mt. Olivet UMC ($1,000), Manteo Rotary Club ($2,000), North Banks Rotary ($1,000), Sound Construction ($1,000), Rodanthe-Waves-Salvo Civic Association ($600), Scott Day Family Scholarship ($1,000).

Macy Quidley: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Project Purple ($200), Hatteras Island Arts and Crafts Guild ($1,000), Cape Hatteras Anglers Club ($4,000), Dare County Boat Builders Foundation ($3,000), Cape Hatteras Electric Cooperative ($8,000), Dare County Farm Bureau ($500), Dare County Fire Officers Association ($1,000), Surf Pediatric Foundation ($1,000), Outer Beaches Realty Community Scholarship ($2,000), Manteo Rotary Club ($2,000), Charity Plus! For Dare Scholarship ($1,000), Outer Banks Association of Realtors ($1,000).

Carisa Rausch: Gardner Webb University. Hatteras Island Christian Fellowship ($1,000), Outer Banks Hospital Healthcare Scholarship ($750), Hatteras Village Civic Association ($2,000), Richard H. Ward Scholarship from Mt. Olivet UMC ($1,500), Inez Daniels Austin Scholarship ($2,600), Robbie Gray Memorial Scholarship ($500).

Victoria Reyes: Asheville-Buncombe Community College. Merian Conner Sawyer Scholarship ($500).

Miranda Veal: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Project Purple ($200). Janet Gray Finnegan Memorial Scholarship ($1,000), Cape Hatteras Electric Cooperative ($8,000), Student Government Association ($500), John and Bernice Conner Scholarship ($500), DECA ($500).

Juanita Wage: Cape Fear Community College, Cape Hatteras Anglers Club ($1,000), Cape Hatteras Electric Cooperative ($4,000), Avon Property Owners Association ($1,500).

William Willis: Work at the North Carolina Ferry Docks. Joyce Bornfriend Personal Growth Award ($250).




            
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