The 2019 commencement exercise for Copper Basin High School is scheduled for Thursday at 7 p.m. in the school's gymnasium.Sawyer O’Neal is the valedictorian for the senior class, while the …
The 2019 commencement exercise for Copper Basin High School is scheduled for Thursday at 7 p.m. in the school's gymnasium.
Sawyer O’Neal is the valedictorian for the senior class, while the salutatorian is Kaitlynn Cribbs.
"Sawyer is a wonderful student and person," principal Tim Kidd said. "He works hard to help every student that may need assistance."
He said O'Neal was active in many clubs and activities during his high school years. He was a member of the football team, he worked on the school's daily television news show (CBTV), and served in the Beta Club and Student Council.
O'Neal plans to attend the University of Tennessee at Knoxville, and will major in medicine. He hopes to become a nurse anesthetist.
The principal pointed out Sawyer is the third sibling in his family to be valedictorian at Copper Basin. His brothers, Dylan and Reid, were previous valedictorians.
Kaitlynn Cribbs is this year's salutatorian.
"She is a very sweet and caring student and person," Kidd said.
He added that she has been a school leader, was active in cheerleading, a member of the girls' golf team, Beta Club, Student Council, and many other clubs and activities.
Kidd said the salutatorian plans to attend Middle Tennessee State University, with a major in chemistry. She hopes to become a pharmaceutical representative.
"As a student leader, she was always interested in helping her fellow students, and staff," Kidd stressed. "We will truly miss Sawyer and Kaitlynn, as they move on in life."
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