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TOC Direct Media Salutes the Carmi-White County Class of 2022

Cooper Acord is the son of Jennifer and Andy Acord. Cooper has participated in multiple school activities such as Maroon Platoon, Drama Club, FFA, Key Club, National Honor Society, Student Council, Wrestling, Golf, and Football. Cooper says that his mom, dad and both grandpas have been the most influential people in his life. After high school Cooper plans to join the United States Coast Guard and become a rescue diver.

Landon Allen is the son of Missie and Jeremy Pretzch. Landon has participated in FFA and Baseball. Landon says that the most influential person in his life is Mr. Lamp. After high school Landon plana to work for a year then continue his education.
Brody Atteberry is the son of Amy and Brian Atteberry. Brody participated in Football, Basketball, Baseball, Student Council, National Honor Society, FFA, and Drama Club. Brody says that his dad is the most influential person in his life. After high school Brody plans to attend Southern Illinois University to study Aviation Technologies and earn his airframe and powerplant licenses.
Hailey Ball is the daughter of Amanda and Brian Ball. Hailey is a part of the I.O. program. Hailey says the most influential person in her life is her grandma, Linda Hall, and her principals, Mr. King and Mr. Newell.
Sloane Barbre is the daughter of Cherie and Lance Barbre. Sloane was a part of Key Club, Drama Club, Yearbook, Book Club, Maroon Platoon, and National Honor Society. Sloane says the most influential people in her life is all of her friends and family. After high school Sloane plans to attend the University of Maryland Honors College, to major in English and Political Science.
Drake Barnett is the son of Amy and Dustin Barnett. Drake has participated on the Carmi White County Archery Team and was a member of the FFA. Drake says that the most influential people in his life has been his mom and dad. After high school Drake plans to attend Rend Lake College to study heavy equipment technology.
Ryan Bartley is the son of Tracy and Jeff Bartley. Ryan was a part of the Drama Club, Band, and Just Guys. Ryan says the most influential people in his life are his parents, and cousin Chance. Ryan plans to attend Southeastern Illinois College for education.
Tyler Bartley is the son of Michelle Bartley. Tyler says his family is the most influential people in his life. Tyler plans to go into the scrapping business after high school.
Gavin Bebout is the son of Michelle Boren. Gavin says that the most influential people in his life are his mom and grandpa, Marvin Root. After high school Gavin plans to start his own vehicle detailing business.
Makayla Blazier is the daughter of Lauren and Nathan Whetstone, and Levi Blazier. Makayla was a part of the Tennis team, Girls Basketball Manager, National Honor Society, Maroon Platoon, Key Club, Student Council, and was the Class Treasurer. Makayla says “If I said the was only one singular influential person in my life, I would be lying”. Makayla plans to attend Murray State University to study Political Science and Pre-Legal Studies.
Lane Buchanan is the son of Amy and Chris Buchanan. Lane participated in Archery, and FFA throughout high school. Lane says the most influential person in his life is his grandpa Randy. After high school Lane plans to attend Wabash Valley College for two years then transfer to Murray State University to become an Agronomist.
Kaeli Burchfield is the daughter of Brandie Burchfield. Kaeli was the Class President, and a member of the Student Council, Key Club, National Honor Society, and the Tennis Team. Kaeli says that the most influential person in her life is her mom. After high school Kaeli is unsure about what she is doing, but is planning to go to college to study digital media.
Jace Burzynski is the son of Michelle and Jamie Burzynski. Jace was a part of National Honor Society, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, National Society of High School Scholars, and the golf team. Jace says the most influential person in his life is his dad. Jace plans to attend Southeastern Illinois College and study accounting and finance, then go to Southern Illinois University Edwardsville to further his education.
Logan Carter is the son of Leah and Wayne Carter. Logan was a member of the Carmi Band. Logan says the most influential people in his life is Mr. Lamp and Mrs. Jordan. After high school Logan plans to go to Universal Technical Institute to become and automotive technician.
Case Champion is the son of Tina and Tim Carter. Case says his mom is the most influential person in his life is his mom. Case plans to attend Southeastern Illinois College after high school.
Isabelle Chapman is the daughter of Nicole and Brad Chapman. Isabelle was a part of Maroon Platoon, and Book Club. Isabelle says the most influential person in her life is Hannah Clark. After high school Isabelle plans to attend Rogers Academy of Hair Design to study cosmetology.
Hannah Clark is the daughter of Tiffani Henson, and Ryan and Vickie Clark. Hannah was a part of Maroon Platoon, and Book Club. Hannah says the most influential people in her life are her mom, Isabelle Chapman, Taylor Cronin, and all the women who support her. After high school Hannah plans to attend Southern Illinois University to major in elementary education.
Rich Cobb is the son of Tonya and Richard Cobb. Rich was a part of Maroon Platoon and National Honor Society. Rich says the most influential people in his life are his mom and dad, because he always looked up to both of them and he aspires to be more like them every day. Rich plans to attend Southeastern Illinois College to study art, then transfer to a university to study game design.
Tyler Connaway is the son of Jill Garner and Tim Connaway. Tyler was a part of the Cross-Country team. Tyler says the most influential person in his life is Jerry Wheeler. After high school Tyler plans to go into the United States Marine Corps.
George Duty is the son of Ginger and Joey Duty. Dylan says that the most influential people in his life is his Grandpa Roger. George isn’t sure what he is going to do after high school yet.
Cole Duvall is the son of Jessica Robinson and Donnie Duvall. Cole says the most influential people in his life are Mason Duvall, Tyler Bartley, Avery Marshall, Aaron Rulo, Mrs. Jensik, Mr. Lamp, Mr. Winter, Mrs. Gee, and Mrs. Healy. After high school Cole plans to attend Carbondale EDC.
Paige Erwin is the daughter of Kelly and Mike Erwin. Paige was a part of the Book Club and Drama Club. Paige says the most influential person in her life is Abigail Rettinghaus. After high school Paige wants to get a job in either genealogy or a pastry chef.
Ben Foote is the son of Jennifer and William Foote. Ben was involved in Band, Drama Club, Math Team, ACES, and Digital Media. Ben says the most influential people in his life is his dad, Willaim Foote, his youth pastor, Andy Hannaford, and his Lord and Savior, Jesus. Ben plans to attend Illinois State University to study actuarial science.
Nate Garner is the son of Jaclyn and Kelly Garner. Nate was a part of FFA and National Honor Society. Nate says the most influential people in his life is his parents. Nate plans to attend Wabash Valley College to study Ag Business.
Oakley Gee is the son of Hillary and Andy Gee. Oakley was a part of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, National Honor Society, Math Team, and ACES. Oakley says the most influential people in his life are his parents, John Given, and Tyler Norton. After high school Oakley plans to attend the University of Kentucky to play golf and study finance.
Leigh Gehrig-Samples is the daughter of Amy and Jason Samples. Leigh says the most influential person in her life is her mother. Leigh plans to take a gap year after high school to work and save money for college to continue her education.
Madison Gilpin is the daughter of Jessica Northcott and Matt and Jessica Gilpin. Madison was a part of the FFA and Maroon Platoon. Madison says her siblings are the most influential people in her life. Madison’s plan after high school is currently undecided.
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Elleigh Gray is the daughter of Leigh and Clay Gray. Elleigh was a part of the Basketball team, Golf team, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, FFA, Key Club, Maroon Platoon, CEO, and National Honor Society. Elleigh says the most influential people in her life are Sarahjane and Emmajoy Gray, but also Taylor Swift. After high school Elleigh plans to go to Union University to study special education.
Kit Harris is the son of Michelle and Robin Harris. Kit was a member of the Football team, Track team, FFA, Maroon Platoon, and Fellowship of Christian Athletes. Kit says the most influential people in his life are his mom and dad. Kit plans to attend Greenville University to study physical education.
Meagan Healy is the daughter of Laura and Matt Healy. Meagan was a member of the Tennis team, Basketball team, Key Club, and Maroon Platoon. Meagan says the most influential person in her life is her grandma, Connie. Meagan plans to pursue a career in Real Estate after high school.
Macey Heil is the daughter of Jana Bayless. Macey was a part of the Golf team, National Honor Society, Student Council, Chamber of Commerce Student Representative, Maroon Platoon, and Stem Club. Macey says the most influential people in her life are her mom and Nana. Macey plans to attend University of Southern Indiana and major in elementary education and special education.
Jordan Helton is the son of Denice and Robert Helton. Jordan says the most influential person in his life is his mom. After high school Jordan is thinking about attending a trade school.
Dalton Hill is the son of Angela Krummel. Dalton says the most influential people in his life are his mom, Mr. Lamp, and Mrs. Gottman. Dalton plans to go to a trade school to study mechanics.
Brooklyn Hogue is the daughter of Sandra Hogue. Brooklyn says that her mom is the most influential person in her life, but in school the people who made the biggest impact on her are Mrs. Pennington and Mrs. Driscoll. After high school Brooklyn plans to attend John A Logan to study medical sonography.
Greyson Huff is the daughter of Nathelee and Brandon Huff. Greyson was a part of National Honor Society, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Maroon Platoon, and Key Club. Greyson says the most influential people in her life are her parents. After high school Greyson plans to attend the University of Southern Indiana.
Cameron Johnson is the son of Jennifer and David Johnson. Cameron says that the most influential people in his life are his parents and grandparents. Cameron plans to attend Rend Lake College for Industrial Tech.
Denver Jolly plans to be a gunsmith.
David Jordan is the son of April and Kenneth Jordan. David was a member of the Carmi Band. David says the most influential person in his life is his dad. David plans to work in either retail or food industries after high school.
Olivia Kelly is the daughter of Erin and Lee Holloman. Olivia says the most influential people in her life are her mom and grandparents. After high school Olivia plans to attend SIC to become and RN.
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Jason Lamp is the son of Meredith and Marty Lamp. Jason was a part of Drama Club, FFA, Golf team, Key Club, ACES. Jason says the most influential people in his life are his brothers, Justin and John Lamp. Jason plans to attend Southeastern Illinois College to play on the Esports team.
Kade Lucas is the son of Stacy and Jonathan Lucas. Kade was a part of Maroon Platoon, FFA, National Honor Society, and the Baseball team. Kade says the most influential people in his life are his parents. Kade plans to attend University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign to major in Agri-accountancy and minor in business.
Avery Marshall is the daughter of Stephanie and Mike Marshall, and the late Jill Heath. Avery is a member of Maroon Platoon. Avery says the most influential person in her life is her brother Mason Marshall. Avery plans to attend Southeastern Illinois College in the fall.
Dakota Mayo is the son of Stefanie and Aaron Mayo. Dakota says the most influential people in his life are Abbie Buttry and Stefanie Mayo. After high school Dakota plans to attend the Kentucky Welding Institute.
Cody Mercer is the son of Susan Deain and Chris Mercer. Cody was a member of the Wrestling and Football teams. Cody says the most influential person in his life is his grandpa, Clarence Mercer. After high school Cody plans to join the United States Army Infantry.
Abbie Millhorn is the daughter of Heather and Chris Millhorn. Abbie was a cheerleader, a part of Maroon Platoon, Student Council, Key Club, and National Honor Society. Abbie says the most influential person in her life is her Nonny. Abbie plans to attend the University of Southern Indiana to study Nursing.
Kadee Milligan is the daughter of Jo Routt and Steve Talley. Kadee was a part of the tennis, basketball and softball teams, and was a member of the Student Council, Key Club, Maroon Platoon, and Senior Class Secretary. Kadee says the most influential person in her life is her mom. Kadee plans to attend Kaskaskia College to major in Business.
Laci Mills is the daughter of Keather and Josh May. Laci was a member of the Golf team and Maroon Platoon. Laci says the most influential people in her life are her mom and grandma. Laci plans to attend Wabash Valley College and study nursing.
Landon Niehaus is the son of Marca and Harvey Niehaus. Landon was a member of FFA, Student Council, Maroon Platoon, National Honor Society, and played on the Baseball and Golf teams. Landon says the most influential people in his life are his parents and grandparents. Landon plans to attend Wabash Valley College and major in Ag Business.
Jacob Nuckolls is the son of Amy and Louis Graham. Jacob says that the most influential person in his life is his brother. He plans to attend a trade school and become a certified electrician.
Javier Oxford is the son of Nancy Oxford. Javier was a member of the FFA, and played on the Football and Track teams. He says the most influential people in his life are his mom, and Coach Wolf. Javier plans to continue to work for Marshall Electric after high school.
Gavin Peterson is the son of Tammie Lynn Tesh. Gavin says the person who was most influential to him was Juice Wrld. Gavin plans to work in construction after high school.
Makayla Pulley is the daughter of Shannon Miller. She says the most influential people in her life are Sharon Pollard and Tammy Lewis-Pollard. After high school Makayla plans to go to the University of Southern Indiana for nursing.
Abigail Rettinghaus is the daughter of Angie and Eric Rettinghaus. Abi was a member of Band, Choir, Drama Club, and National Honor Society. Abi says the most influential person in her life is her mom. Abi plans to attend Southeastern Illinois College to pursue her love for theater.
Lexus Rogers is the daughter of Brooke Biggerstaff, Clinton Rogers and Megan Hughes. Lexus says the most influential person in her life is Mrs. Rice. She plans to attend Wabash Valley College to be a Social Worker.
Kendall Rooney is the daughter of Amber Haley. Kendall was a Senior Class Officer, a member of the Key Club, Maroon Platoon, Student Council and played on the Tennis and Softball teams. Kendall says the most influential person in her life is her mom, and she hopes to be half the woman that she is one day. She is planning to attend Wabash Valley College to play Softball and major in Sports Broadcasting.
Aaron Rulo is the son of Bobbie Ward and Ron Rulo. Aaron was a member of TRIO and played Baseball his freshman year. Aaron says the most influential person in his life is his brother Joseph Rulo. He plans to work at Toyota after graduation.
Luke Simon is the son of Stacy and Kurt Simon. Luke was a member of Drama Club, and played Football. Luke says the most influential people in his life are his dad and grandpa. After high school Luke plans to attend Ivy Tech to pursue a degree in Entrepreneurship.
Jessica Smith is the daughter of Agnes and Jeremy Smith. Jessica was a member of Maroon Platoon, Girls Athletic Club, and National Honor Society, she played Basketball, Volleyball and Track. Jessica says the most influential people in her life are her family. She plans to attend John A Logan to play Volleyball and major in Elementary Education.
Liberty Smith is the daughter of Whitney Smith, Nick Shaffer, Joshua Smith, and Krystal Smith. Liberty played on the Softball and Tennis teams, and was a member of Maroon Platoon, FFA, and National Honor Society. Liberty says the most influential person in her life is her grandmother. Liberty plans to attend Oakland City University to study Early Childhood Education.
Samaira Snow is the daughter of Holly and Jeremy Snow. Samaira was a member of STEM Club, Color Guard, National Honor Society, Math Team, Jazz Band, and played Softball. She says the people who had the most influence in her life are her dad and grandpa. Samaira plans to attend Depauw University to get a degree in English Education.
Samantha Stallings is the daughter of Crystal and Jason Stallings. Samantha was a cheerleader, and a member of FFA, Maroon Platoon, Student Council, Key Club, and National Honor Society. She says the most influential people in her life are her parents. Samantha plans to attend Southern Illinois University at Carbondale to study Agriculture Education.
Jaidyn Staton is the daughter of Mindy and Curtis Staton. Jaidyn was a member of Drama and Art. She says the most influential people in her life are her friends and family. Jaidyn plans to go into something Psychology related or Social Work.
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Ty Stubblefield is the son of Heather and Todd Stubblefield. Ty played on the Football, Baseball and Basketball teams. He says the most influential person in his life is his dad. Ty plans to go into the workforce after graduation.
Odin Trebuth is the son of Kirsty Chapman and Joseph Trebuth.
Jacob Weasel is the son of Rachel and Jack Weasel. Jacob says the most influential person in his life is his grandpa. Jacob plans to join the Army or National Guard after high school.
Nolen West is the son of Liz Batley and Gene West. Nolen was a member of FFA. After high school Nolen will be attending SIC to become a Welder.
Layne Whitley is the son of Kerri and Chad Whitley. Layne was a member of FFA and played on the Football team. Layne says the most influential person in his life is his dad. After high school Layne plans to go to Wabash Valley College and study Heavy Equipment Mechanics.
Kenzie Willis is the daughter of Mary and Adam Willis. Kenzie was a member of the Cross-Country team, Maroon Platoon, Drama Club, Spanish Club, National Honor Society, Book Club, and CEO. Kenzie says the most influential people in her life are her mom, grandma, and cousins Abbie and Issie Bryant. Kenzie plans to attend the University of Kentucky after high school.
Zander Willis is the son of Brandy and Andy Willis. Zander says the most influential person in his life is Andy Willis. Zander plans to work for Little Giants after high school.
Brett Winters is the son of Robin and Rob Winters. Brett was a member of FFA. Brett says the most influential person in his life is his dad, Rob Winters. Brett plans to go to Rend Lake College or to the workforce.
Titus Wood is the son of Heather and George Wood. Titus was a member of FFA, Football and Wrestling teams, Drama Club, Math Team, and ACES. He says the most influential people in his life are his parents and coaches. Titus plans to attend Greenville University to study Agribusiness.
Ella Wortman is the daughter of Rachal and Paul Wortman. Ella was a member of Maroon Platoon and played on the Volleyball and Softball teams. She says the most influential people in her life are her parents. Ella plans to attend Rend Lake College after high school.
Eli Wortman is the son of Rachal and Paul Wortman. Eli was a member of FFA. He says the most influential people are his mom and dad, because they encourage him to do anything he wants to. Eli plans to go to college for lineman school.
Brooklyn Yon is the daughter of Jackie and Michael Flechs. Brooklyn was a member of Color Guard and Band. She says the most influential person in her life is her mom, because she has always been her rock. Brooklyn will be attending Grand Valley State University for Occupational Therapy.
Calvin York is the son of Anna and Brooks York. Cal was a member of FFA, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, National Honor Society, Maroon Platoon, and played on the baseball team. Cal says the most influential people in his life are his parents. Cal plans to attend Wabash Valley College after high school.

 

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  1. Rogie Duty
    Rogie Duty
    May 17, 2022 at 5:17 pm

    George DYLAN Duty! You da man!

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