106 graduate from Chesapeake

Published 12:17 am Sunday, May 25, 2014

CHESAPEAKE — The 91st class of seniors on Saturday was graduated from Chesapeake High School. The boys wore purple caps and gowns and the girls wore white and clutched a single white rose as they gathered before entering the gym for the commencement ceremony.

Levi Lilly graduated with summa cum laude honors. He will attend Marshall University and pursue a degree in computer science.

“I’m excited,” he said. “It feels nice.”

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Chad Meadows, Caitlin Piazza, Taylor Price and Rebecca Welch gave honors graduates’ speeches and principal Troy Tucker presented the class. Chesapeake Board of Education member Arthur Suitor presented diplomas to seniors.

Taylor McCoy will study nursing at Ohio University Southern. A four-year cheerleader, she said the end of her time on the Panthers’ sidelines is what she’ll miss most.

“When I turned in my uniform it made me realize it’s over,” she said. “I’m going to miss that and my best friend.”

Her best friend is Samantha Petrie, who has enlisted for active duty in the United States Army.

Chesapeake board member Carl Lilly made final remarks and the students exited to the tune of Pomp and Circumstance.