The Barnesville High School Class of 2017 commencement ceremony will take place this Sunday, May 28 at Barnesville High School, 910 Shamrock Drive.

Abigail Rose Wharton is the valedictorian of Barnesville HIgh School. She is the daughter of Chad and Kasey Wharton, She is the granddaughter of Ron and Sherrie Wharton, Mike and Lana Phillips, and Steve and Gina Carvin, and the great-granddaughter of Harriet Carvin. Abby has one younger sister, Emma, and a dog, Zoey.

During high school, Abby was involved in clubs and held various leadership positions. She is the secretary of the Barnesville High School Key Club, the vice president of Interact, treasurer of the National Honor Society, and participates in FEA, Blood Bash Committee, and Varsity B. She also was a member of the cross country team for four years and served as captain, the track team for two years, and the bowling team for one year. She is an active member of Barnesville First Christian Church. Abby enjoys to read and run as well as spend time with her family and friends. She is currently employed at Corner Pharmacy. Starting this August, Abby will be attending Miami University of Ohio to major in Biochemistry and co-major in Pre-Medical Studies. She plans to attend medical school in hopes of becoming a medical geneticist.

Mikayla Willis is the Salutatorian of Barnesville High School. She is the daughter of Mike and Angie Willis. She is the granddaughter of Marvin and Donna Gray and Judy and the late Gene Willis. Mikayla has an older brother, Grayson, a younger sister, Alayna, and a dog, Finn.

She is the Vice President of her class, has been involved in numerous clubs, and has held multiple positions in these clubs. She was the Key Club Vice President, Interact President, National Honor Society Secretary, and Blood Bash Committee Co-Chair. She was involved in Art Club and Varsity B as well. Mikayla played volleyball, bowled, and ran track throughout her high school career. She enjoys reading, art, and traveling. She has also had several artworks selected to be featured in the Ohio Governor's Youth Art Exhibition. In the fall, Mikayla will be attending The Ohio State University in Columbus. She will major in pharmacy and aspires to receive her PhD. After college, she plans to move south and open her own pharmacy. Mikayla wants to have her own family and to live a long, happy life.

The 93 graduates include: Samantha Jo Arigoni, Dylan Ray Barker, Amanda Calie Bates, Sydney Nicole Baum, Ciara Nicole Bauman, Kevin Dale Bennett, Brianna Lee Bohandy, Raegan Berkley Boyd, Ashley Nicole Brown, Stephanie Kay Brown, Cooper Allen Brownfield, Zachary Lee Brownfield, Kalynn Ann Bunfill, Kayla Sue Bunfill, Kencaide Robert Bunfill, Bailey Paul Burkhart, Matthew Wayne Burkhart, Tannor Marcus Burkhart, Brittany Nicole Butler, Shaylen Marie Butler, Kohl Michael Campbell, Brynne Alana Carpenter, Emily Jaunita Carpenter, Blake Ann Castello, Kasi Alaine Castello, Devin Christopher Chambers, Nathan Lynn Clark, Devin Dyer Clouse, Allyssa Rene'e Coan, Courtney Sue Davidson, Kallee Mackenzie Dowler, Jared Daniel Owen Dugan, Ryan William Duvall, Alyssa Taylor Eddy, Lynzi Ann Erickson, Makayla Marie Lynn Flood, Matthew Gary Frazier, Dillon Everett Freeman, Hunter Ellis George, Abby Dawn Gibbons, Dillon Cole Giesey, Keanna Rachelle Giesey, Seth Mikale Gordon, Jordan Guy Graham, Jenna Marie Grear, Royce Mitchel Hall, Lauren Elizabeth Hanes, Hunter Allen Hannahs, Kaelan Scott Hannahs, Mackenzie Leigh Henry, Samuel Dean Hershberger, Blaine Burt Holskey IV, Cole Michael Huebner, Benjamin Jordan Inherst. Brianna Lynn Jones, Charleigh Alexis Knowles, Brianna Gayle Leach, Darren Joseph Lusk, Alexis Marie Marovich, Shania Renee May, Allison Brooke McIntire, Alexis Danielle McLeod, Eric David McMillen, Brice Ellis Mercer, Rebecca Shae Morris, Mason David Napolitano, Timothy Roy Nelson, Katelynd Jasmine Norris, Tristan Joseph Paboucek,. MaKayla Jordan Patrick, Donald Lee Perdue, Ward Jebadiah Plumly, Callie Iris Reed, Sara Evelyn Reynard, Jeffrey Dylan Showalter, Caleb Matthew Sinkler, Gaetan Nicolas Sinisgalli, Megan Jo-Lyn Smithberger, Cole Girdon Stephen, Kane Charles Stephens,Alexander Jospeh Stewart, Charles Lindy Stewart, Hannah Elizabeth Swallie, Alexis Margaret Thomas, Alexandra Danielle Thornton, Brady McFadden Treherne, Carly Mae West, Abigail Rose Wharton, Caleb Michael Williams, Mikayla Dayle Willis, Paige Alexandria Wilson, Jonathan William Winzenreid,. Cody Matthew Wolford.