Devin Kersey will graduate as valedictorian. Jay Fitzsimmons will graduate as salutatorian.
Kersey is the son of Greg and Angela Kersey. He has served as student body vice president, Student Council vice president, HOSA public information officer and treasurer, National Honor Society treasurer, Ruritan treasurer, Beta Club president, and captain of Bradley’s Constitution Bowl Team. He has won numerous awards at the regional, state, and national level in HOSA, Distributive Education Clubs of America, Future Business Leaders of America, Skills USA, FFA, and other competitions.
He is also an active member in Crossroads and Christian Crusaders. He was voted Tri-Counties Football Academic Player of the Year, an East Tennessee Academic Scholar by the National Football Foundation, and Bradley Central’s CTE Student of the Year. He is a Bear Scholar, Tennessee Scholar, National Society of High School Scholars member, was voted “Most Likely to Succeed” by his peers, and has a 4.0 GPA.
Kersey attends Grace Point Church and regularly volunteers his time tutoring fellow students as the academic adviser for the football team and by serving as a teaching assistant in an ACT Prep Class. He also works as the Internet marketing and sales assistant at Don Ledford Automotive Center. Devin plans to attend Lee University as a premedical biology major to pursue a career in medicine and business.
Fitzsimmons is the son of Denise and Jim Fitzsimmons. He is involved in several organizations at Bradley Central High School including battalion commander of JROTC, Raider Team commander, Student Council parliamentarian, National Honor Society, Beta Club and Senior Class secretary.
He attended Boy’s State and the National Youth Leadership Forum on National Security in Washington, D.C. He has a 4.0 GPA and is a Bear and Tennessee Scholar. He is a member of First Baptist Church of Cleveland.
Fitzsimmons plans to attend the University of Tennessee at Knoxville on an Air Force ROTC Scholarship and study aerospace engineering. He has also been accepted into the Chancellor’s Honors Program.
The BCHS graduation is traditionally held in Bear Stadium; however, because of recent heavy rainfalls, and a forecast for more rain Saturday, commencement has been moved to the North Cleveland Church of God sanctuary.