This Friday, May 19, 2017, Rhea County High School will be graduating the first ever class who attended all four years of their high school career in the new high school.
Graduation will begin at 7 p.m on the football field.
Rhea County High School’s Class of 2017 will go down as a historical graduating class, and not just because they are the first graduating class of the new school.
Academically, 7 graduating students have scores above 30 on the ACT. For reference, the state of Tennessee’s average was 19.9 in 2016.
Out of the classroom, the Class of 2017 set winning records in a multitude of sports. They will go down as the winningest graduating class in football, baseball, and boys’ soccer.
The Class of 2017 valedictorian is Cole Colbaugh.
The class salutatorian is Dakota Thurman. Thurman will be attending MIT and is a National Merit Scholarship finalist.
The class president is Ashley Shaver.