Briarcrest Christian High School Class of 2019

The Briarcrest Christian High School Class of 2019 includes 150 students.

Valedictorian and salutatorian

Katie Wolfe, the class valedictorian, will be attending Auburn University in the fall to pursue a double major in electrical engineering and theater design/technology with an emphasis in lighting design.
During her time at Briarcrest, she was a member of the National Honors Society, Mu Alpha Theta, Math Team and International Thespian Honors Society. In addition to being valedictorian of the senior class, Wolfe is also a National Merit Finalist, AP Scholar with Honor and six-time Joseph A. Clayton Award Winner.
Her favorite memories include late night set builds with Mrs. King-Barr and Mr. Stone, as well as wearing hats in stats class.
Taylor Elliott, the class salutatorian, will attend Rhodes College in the fall. He became a Saint in the fifth grade and is a seven-year recipient of the Joseph A. Clayton Award. Elliott also received the Jefferson Book Award from the University of Virginia.
A member of the National Honor Society, Mu Alpha Theta and Tri-M Music Honor Society, he served as president of the Science National Honor Society and vice president of the Latin National Honor Society. He was president of the Medical Professions Club for two years and is a four-year member of the Wordsmith Team, Latin Club and Wilson Society.
His vocal abilities have been showcased through the fine arts program at Briarcrest. Elliott credits Mr. Tackett, Coach Nabors, Mrs. Bennett, Dr. Frizzell, Mrs. Hardcastle and Mrs. Scott with making the greatest impact on his life.
Included in his favorite memories is Mr. Tackett’s explanation that the term “AP” stands for “advanced placement” and not “adolescent playground,” as well as Coach Nabors’ rendition of Edgar Allen Poe’s “The Raven.”


The Class of 2019 graduates are listed along with special honors and the colleges they will be attending. An asterisk () denotes a magna cum laude graduate, and a plus sign (+) denotes a summa cum laude graduate. The list also notes if the student is a member of the National Honor Society (NHS).
Graduates include Brittany Nicole Abraham, University of Tennessee in Chattanooga; Molly Elisabeth Adams, NHS, Colorado School of Mines; Jon-Paul Honoré Amos, Loyola University in New Orleans; Zachary Regan Bailey, NHS, University of Alabama; Kaelee Renee Baker, NHS, University of Memphis; Andrew Michael Barlow, University of Memphis; Kate Olivia Basse, University of Memphis; Sophia Claire Bassett, NHS, Clemson University; Jaret Peter Bennett, magna cum laude, NHS, Baylor University; James Alec Blount, University of Tennessee at Knoxville; Alec Henry Booth, Mississippi State University; Alexandra Nicole Branch, Belmont University; Matthew Luke Braswell, University of Memphis; Brian Carson Brewer, Mississippi State University; Jesse Scott Brim, Mississippi State University; Lundy Wayne Burns, NHS, Mississippi State University; Luke Colvin Bye, University of Tennessee at Knoxville; Kynnidi Alonna Caffey, Prairie View A & M; Caroline Jackson Carpenter, University of Memphis; Reagan Marie Casey, University of Memphis; Amelia Grace Cassidy, University of Tennessee at Knoxville; Emmanuel Ira Corless, NHS, University of Tennessee at Knoxville; Andrew Payne Cox, Mississippi State University; Sarah Olivia Cox, University of Memphis; Kimberly Alyssa Cummings, +, NHS, Mississippi State University; Robert Thomas Cummings, Mississippi State University; Thomas Wayne Davis, NHS, Christian Brothers University; Noah Russell Dawson, University of Memphis; Tarik Hajrudin Dedovic, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga; William McAdoo Draper, Jr., University of Mississippi; Jacob Ron Duell, NHS, University of Tennessee at Knoxville; Justin Wayne Elder, National Guard; Jackson Bryce Eller, Mississippi State University; Taylor Scott Elliott, +, NHS, undecided; Kaitlyn Elizabeth Farmer, NHS, University of Memphis; Hannah Marie Fisher, NHS, Mississippi State University; Brooke Olivia Foreman, University of Tennessee at Knoxville; Gina Grace Gasko, University of Mississippi; Caroline Meadow German, NHS, Baylor University; David Charles Goode, University of Memphis; Anne Elizabeth Gosnell, NHS, University of Tennessee at Knoxville; Noah Walter Grant, U.S. Naval Academy; Hayden Vale Mason Gray, University of Memphis; Parker Allen Green, NHS, High Point University; Christopher Cade Grinder, Mississippi State University; Madison Elizabeth Grisham, Mississippi State University; Oscar Alexander Gruber, U.S. Marine Corps; Claudia Grace Hale, NHS, Samford University; Mary Kate Hale, NHS, University of Mississippi; Jeffrey Lee Hamsley Jr., University of Memphis; Caroline Paige Harris, University of Tennessee at Knoxville; Allison Li Harwell, University of the Cumberlands; Dalton Michael Haywood, Union University; Hannah Jane Heinz, University of Memphis; Lyndsey Blake Herron, Spelman University; William Eric Hornbostel, Middle Tennessee State University; Colin Nicholas Hube, NHS, Samford University; Caitlin Marie Hunt, Christian Brothers University; Richard Mullins Hunt, Jr., University of Alabama; Susan Kathleen Hydrick, Louisiana State University; Sarah Kathryn Iverstine, , NHS, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga; Zion Nicolas Jadol, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga; Jack Bradford Jobe, University of Tennessee at Knoxville; James Matthew Johnston, NHS, University of Tennessee at Knoxville; Darrian Alexius Joiner, University of Memphis; Shamar Tyree Jones, Air Force National Guard; Miller Grace Jordan, Lynn University; Jayde Saja Kern, NHS, Columbia College in Chicago; Jack Allen Kruse, NHS, Iowa State University; Hojin Kwak, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga; Grace Nicole Lafleur, NHS, University of Memphis; Emily Hannah Lankford, NHS, Samford University; Conor Cian Lawlor, NHS, University of Miami; Justin Thomas Lee, , NHS, University of Tennessee at Knoxville; Rachel Elizabeth Leopold, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga; Jessica Leigh Lillie, NHS, University of Memphis; Bruce Albert Yu Lim, , NHS, University of Memphis; Parke Alan MacNair, University of Tennessee at Martin; Lauren Myshelle Madison, Kennesaw State University; Conner Scott Mangrum, NHS, Mississippi State University; Alexandra Denise Martin, +, NHS, University of Virginia; Daniel Phillip Maybee, Christian Brothers University; Dawson Cole Maynard, , NHS, University of Memphis; Ramona Shea Meena, NHS, University of Tennessee at Knoxville; Bryan Ding Miao, +, NHS, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute; Sarah Ashley Mikkola, NHS, Belmont University; Laura Michelle Mildren, NHS, University of Tennessee at Knoxville; Peyton Christopher Miller, NHS, University of Arkansas; Anna Camille Moffatt, NHS, University of Tennessee at Knoxville; Tyler Matthew Mohar, +, NHS, Mississippi State University; Mary Katherine Mormon, NHS, University of Alabama; Lauren Elizabeth Morris, University of Mississippi; Karson Glyn Mount, NHS, University of Tennessee at Knoxville; Harper Elizabeth Murrah, Mississippi State University; Cooper Lee Neal, NHS, Mississippi State University; Cooper Thomas Newman, NHS, Maryville College; Jada Ayanna Funmilayo Okhiria, Pepperdine University; Caleb Surin Osee, University of Memphis; Bailey Elizabeth Overby, University of Tennessee at Knoxville; Karsen Jernigan Owen, University of Memphis; Julia Niimi Perrusquia, NHS, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga; Carson Grace Pettey, University of Tennessee, Chattanooga; Mitchell Craig Pfeifer, NHS, University of Tennessee at Knoxville; Cara Alessi Phelps, University of Memphis; John William Pickens, Mississippi State University; Lillian Grace Powell, NHS, University of Memphis; Cole William Powers, NHS, Samford University; Madeline Grace Prater, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga; Jacob Lee Purkey, +, NHS, Mississippi State University; Grayson Canale Raper, University of Arkansas; Abigail Kathleen Read, , NHS, University of Tennessee at Knoxville; Peighton Lynn Reilly, University of Mississippi; Hannah Natalie Rendall, NHS, University of Memphis; Harper Nicole Rhea, NHS, University of Tennessee at Knoxville; Brian Ethan Rickert, University of Tennessee at Knoxville; Jack Anthony Rose, The Citadel; Elizabeth Jillian Sanders, , NHS, Mississippi College; Jayla Deanna Sanders, University of Memphis; Honor Grace Satterfield, Mississippi State University; John Michael Schroeppel, University of Memphis; Cale Jay Schueler, Union University; Anna Gracen Scrimager, Mississippi State University; Parker Frances Shearon, NHS, University of Arkansas; Carly Diane Slate, Harding University; Reese McArthur Smith, Lipscomb University; Charles Wyatt Speed, Freed-Hardeman University; Madison Jane Spiva, NHS, Christian Brothers University; Kylie Michelle Street, NHS, University of Memphis; Anna Catherine Strong, Mississippi State University; Rachel Marie Sullivan, +, NHS, Rhodes College; Blake Foster Templeton, Union University; Madyson Sueann Thornburg, Berklee College of Music; Abbey Reagan Tupman, NHS, University of Memphis; Danesh Rayhan Umar, Loyola University Chicago; Caroline Elizabeth Vaiden, Mississippi State University; Nicole Vanderwerf, University of Memphis; Avery Madilyn Veteto, , NHS, Belmont University; Allyson Harumi Vogel, , NHS, Elon University; Jackson Price Walker, University of Richmond; Drew Nicholas Warren, Mississippi State University; Hallee Lyn Warren, University of Mississippi; Julia Lauren Watson, The New School Eugene Lang College of Liberal Arts; Alyiah Talyse Wells, NHS, University of Alabama; Madelyn Grace Wilmore, NHS, University of Tennessee at Knoxville; Elizabeth Holt Wilson, NHS, Belmont University; Katelyn Elizabeth Grace Wolfe, +, NHS, Auburn University; Joshua Antonio Wright, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga; Cleveland Mark-Arturo Yates, Florida State University; Zachary Lake Yates, Austin Peay State University; and Eden Selver Yuksel, NHS, University of Tennessee at Knoxville.

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