“Everybody wanna be a steppa, but don’t wanna step,” according to the Class of 2022’s motto, but the more than 150 graduates will ‘step’ and receive their diplomas on Saturday, May 20.
The ceremony that will be held on the football field begins at 7 p.m. on the Patrick County High School football field. The gates open at 5:30 p.m.
Seniors should arrive at the high school by 5 p.m., but not before 4:45 p.m. Seniors driving themselves will have a special parking pass and will be parked at the grassy island near the library. Those riding with their families will park on a first come, first serve basis in the lower lot.
Each graduate’s family will receive two gold parent/guardian tickets for reserved seating on the field. Tickets are not required for bleacher seating. In case the ceremony is moved indoors, graduates also will receive four green tickets, in addition to their two gold tickets, for indoor seating.
If there is inclement weather, graduation will be moved to Saturday, May 21 at 10 a.m. A decision will be made by 12 p.m. on May 19 regarding moving to the rain day schedule.
Class Colors are glitter gold, silver white and sage green.
The Class Flower is the carnation.
The Class Song is “Empire State of Mind,” by Jay-Z.
Senior Class Officers include Josie Raye Vernon, president; Brianna Michelle Puckett, Vice President; Connor Andrew Campbell, Secretary.
Junior Marshals are:
Braedon Joshua Augustine, Macy Kadin Hall, Brooklyn Mae Harmon, Samantha Blake Harris, Melissa May Hazard, Autumn Rae Heath, Pedro Joaquin-Ortega, Alexis Nicole Lemons, James Colt Moody, Emma Grace Nickelston, Tobias Gage Perkins, Jadyn Elizabeth Pruitt, Martin Thurston Sawyers, Paula Schellert, Irene Rose Smith, Mia Min Jing Stowe, Kaylee Michelle Towler and Devin Dwayne Walker.
Room Mothers are:
Cristy Boyd, Raina Brim, Donna Burgess, Julia Cox, Marcia Cox, Michelle Day, Greta Dellanback, Susanne Errichetti, Ada Fain, Monica Gonzlez, Patricia Harris, Sandra Heath, Christy Heath, Merrill Hopkins, Rani Klisiewecz, Phyllis Meade, Lisa Nowlin, Jana Puckett, Sherry Rorrer, Sara Thompson, Donna Thornton, Amy Vernon, Sara Vernon, Lori Wagoner and Pamela Wright.
Class Sponsors are:
Melanie Culler, Melissa Fain, April Harris, Chis Jensen, Ashlee Mullis, Ryan Pendleton, Kiran Penn and Angela Rose (co-chairman).