Wyatt Ellis is the valedictorian from the Class of 2019 with the highest grade-point average. He plans to attend the University of Arizona and major in physics.
Ellis is the son of Amy and Brian Ellis of Cordova. He is an Honors and AP student, scoring a 35 on the ACT. He is an AP Scholar with Distinction and will earn his Capstone Diploma this inaugural year of implementation. (St. Benedict is the only private school in Memphis and one of only eight in Tennessee offering Capstone diplomas). He is a National Merit Commended Student.
He is a member of the National Honor Society, the National Science Honor Society, the National Spanish Honor Society, the National English Honor Society, Rho Kappa History Honor Society and Mu Alpha Theta Math Honor Society. Ellis is also a member of the Key Club and the cross-country, swimming and water polo teams, earning him the school’s prestigious Iron Eagle Award for three-sport athletes. He has been a TSSAA Scholar Athlete for four years and is the SBA Senior Scholar Athlete.
He has been selected by his senior class as Most Likely to Succeed and was recently recognized by the Germantown Exchange Club as Youth of the Month for April.
Ellis has earned his Eagle Scout ranking and has more than 10 years in martial arts with Tennessee Karate Institute. He is a black belt, first degree.
Quincy Card is the class salutatorian, and he has achieved the second highest cumulative GPA of his class. He plans to attend Tennessee Tech University to major in computer science.
He is the son of Jo Ann and Parker Card of Cordova. He is an active member of St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, often serving as master of ceremonies for masses and services. He is a graduate of St. Francis of Assisi School and is an Honors and AP student in high school.
Card scored a 32 on the ACT and is a member of the National Honor Society, the National English Honor Society, the Latin Classical League, Rho Kappa History Honor Society, the National Science Honor Society, Mu Alpha Theta and the Key Club service organization.
The graduating Class of 2019 at St. Benedict at Auburndale High School includes Austin Lemuel Aguilar, Chandler Grace Alexander, Ashley Elizabeth Anderson, Kathryn Grace Antonopulos, Katherine Claire Avery, Matthew Le Bach, Caroline Marie Bacon, Samuel Robert Baker, John Henry Ballard, Jordan Taylor Balton, Emma Ryan Baltz, Kaitlyn Rose Bartels, Karen Elizabeth Benedict, Andrew William Bergsmith, Ian Matthias Blaylock, Alexandra Hope Bond, Michael Badilla Boongaling, Reagan Glen Bowen, Mary Grace Elizabeth Brewer, Hollie Ann Hoyler Brown, Meredith Claire Brown, Timothy Lucas Bunch, Samuel Wingfield Burnett, Kaitlyn Marie Butze, Jenny Leigh Byrd, Dawson Brianna Callonas, Jack Michael Camilleri, Tori Lynn Cappadona, Quincy Abram Card, Emily Lauren Cardosi, Carlo Miguel Antonio Casama, Stephanie Marie Cates, Halle Katherine Childers, Christopher Angelo Chiong, Chloe Marie Clemente, Anna Claire Clowney, John Anthony Conway, Sophie Isabella Crawford, Anna Kathryn Cremerius, Chloe Emma Crombie, Adam William Cummings, Lauren Taylor DeVine, Joshua Paul DiGaetano, Parker Albin Dlabaj, Alyssa Grace Donato, Gabriel Hussein Douba, Zachary Mark Doyle, Hannah Michelle Dugan, Jacob Brian Dunham, Joshua Daniel Edoff, Wyatt Keith Ellis, William Thomas England, III, Eric Wiklliam Enright, Hannah Claire Fabian, Grace Healey Farm, Jackson Thomas Ferber, Hunter Joseph Filsinger, Elizabeth Rose Focht, Caitlin Marie Fors, Chloe Dawn Gammel, Anika Aurelija Gaska, Javiera Isabel Gault, Tripp William Glemser, Cody Austin Goodnight, Aubrey Margaret Greer, Bridgette Lynn Groben, Caroline Elyse Grover, Arman Singh Guron, Valentina Guzman, Micaela Rose Hackney, Yi Han, Aubrie Nicole Harmon, Elisabeth Grace Henry, Nathan Michael Hoang, Jesse Everett Hollingsworth, Mary Calvert Huddleston, Isabella Marie Hughes, Sarah Franchesca Ignalig, Lance Capili Jamias, Grady Stone Jennings, Allen JaQuin Jimmerson, Natalie June Johnson, Brianna Therese Jones, Carson Robert Jones, John Richard Jordan, Maya Layne Keith, Nathaniel Jeffrey King, Rebecca Hope King, Amy Grace Kitchens, Stephen Garrett Knott, Jesse Keith Komoroski, Sophia Elizabeth Lammers, Trinity Jeanne Lane, Alec Christopher Lazarini, Vy Tran Thao Le, Anna Kathryn Lee, Jack Thomas Lee, John Harrison Lee, Anna Kathryn Lee, Jack Titus Leoni, Joseph Matthew Li, Emily Grace Light, Abbey Michele Lowrie, Zachary Joseph Lucchesi, Olivia Joyce Luther, Ashley Lauren Magusiak, Lunden Renard Manuel, Jayden Lane Marzolf, Christopher Charles Mata, Madison Lane Mayhall, Charles Andrew Mays, Sydney Grace McClain, Sydney Ellen McCoy, Anna Claire McElwain, Wyatt James Messmer, Andrew Riley Miller, Tyler Blake Miller, Heather Alexis Mize, Parker Garrett Money, Sarah Elizabeth Montgomery, Jeankof Morales, Anna Elizabeth Nash, Isaiah Juston Neal, Seth Alexander Nichols, Nicholas Anthony Nolan, Zoe Elizabeth Anna Nunn, Adrian Noel Pabalate, Wyatt Christopher Packard, Austin Blake Palanki, Kaitlyn Abad Pallera, Alexa Lin Pangonas, Kathryn Quinn Pennel, Evan Joseph Pham, Connor William Phillips, Alec Thomas MacNeil Powless, Christian Wallace Presley, Gabrielle Alexa Ray, Julian Martin Rector, Janna Alexis Rittman, Camden Cody Rogers, Mason Dewey Rojas, Jack Luis Ross, Angeleena Halia Keiko Koalauni Rutter, Shea Elizabeth Ryan, Zachary Michael Ryan, Patrick Christopher Sanford, Jr., Catherine Marie Scates, Kylie Reagan Schaumburg, Jonah Anthony Schiavone, Anna Kristin Schmidle, Andrew Gabriel Scruggs, Bryan Thomas Seaman, Nitin Hiralal Shah, III, Breeana Nicole Shelton, Abby Noelle Simpson, Telly Larniko Slayton, Megan Michelle Smith, Emma Kiernan Sorette, Jennifer Marie Sosnowski, Alexis Marie Spano, Savanna Theresa St. John, Christopher Paul Stepherson, Hannah Elizabeth Stevens, Emily Catherine Strickland, Emma Claire Taylor, Shea Carrington Taylor, Luke Russel Tolbert, Cameron Joseph Tompkins, Isabelle Khanh Tran, Spencer William Turner, Emma Elise Twele, Abigail Faith Verret, Jessica Alexandra Visagie, Sarah Elizabeth Vosburgh, Matthew Phillip Wallace, Joseph Clayton Walsh, Katherine Madison Ward, Hannah Alexandria Warner, Matthew Todd Watkins, Ashley Nicole Watters, Hayden Lee Waymon, Emily Elizabeth Whittenberg, Andrew Dylan Wilkins, Brian Wesley Wilson, Madison Rosemary Wolfanger, Radha Ketan Zalawadia and Christian Gregory Zoccola.