The Duncan Banner

May 11, 2014

Bray-Doyle ceremony filled with reverence and fun

Steve Olafson
The Duncan Banner

DUNCAN — The Bray-Doyle school district sent its Class of 2014 out into the world on Friday as a packed grandstands at the football field watched with approval.

After receiving their diplomas,  the 26 graduates gathered into a group, flung their mortboards into the air and broke out into a Silly String fight.

The student celebration capped a reverent ceremony in which Superintendent David Eads thanked the seniors’ parents.

“You’ve done an excellent job,” Eads said.

The superintendent advised the students to continue to rely on their families and not to forget,  “There’s always a higher source available for help.”

“Life is a wonderful adventure but every once in a while you’ll face trials,” Eads said.

Eads urged the students to set goals and “become the kind of person you want to be.”

“It’s been an honor to have you here at Bray-Doyle,” he said.

The recepients of  more than $249,000 in college scholarships were announced at the commencement exercise.

Randy Jackson received $131,150 in scholarship money that included a $100,000 scholarship from an unnamed private donor,  the $30,000 Joy & George Armstrong  Memorial Scholarship, a $650 scholarship from the Oklahoma Horseshow Pitching Association and the $500 Bray-Doyle Band Booster Scholarship.

Other scholarship winners and total monetary values of their scholarships were class valedictorian Megan Heinrich, $28,700; Jonathon Taylor, $16,500; Emily Callan, $24,161; Greg Perez, $17,700; Jonathon Taylor, $16,500; Rebecca Hill, $15,000; Billy Johnson, $15,000, and class salutatorian Ashley Kelly, $1,000.

Bray-Doyle Seniors 2014

Jesse Ray Bearce

Larry Mason Beavers

Emily Jo Callan

Ronnie J. Coy

Kelsey LeAnn Davis

Aaron M. Grigsby

Rodney Dale Hall II

Megan Nichol Heinrich

Joel Samuel Henderson

Rebecca Ruth Hill

Randy Lee Jackson

Cameron D. James

Billy D. Johnson

Tanner Daniel Kautzman

Ashlee Louise Kelly

Madison Taylor Kelly

Jacob L. Kennedy

Wyatt A. Lyles

Cody Joe Matthews

Gregory Lynn Perez

Kyle S. Raines

Jamie E. Ramey

Kevin L. Reid

Johnathon Bryan Taylor

Alexis Monique Wing