Tate High School Names The Top Of The Class Of 2018

May 23, 2018

Tate High School has named their honors graduates for the Class of 2018.

Valedictorian is Mollie Jean Anderson, and salutatorian is Rosemary Virginia Smyth (biographies below).

The Top Ten Percent honors graduates are as follows:

  • Mollie Jean Anderson
  • Rosemary Virginia Smyth
  • Matthew Gordon Blalock
  • Ashlyn Brooke Adams
  • Seth Tyler Godwin
  • Hannah Marie Huggins
  • Victoria Caroline Kelson
  • Hunter Scott Welch
  • Nathaniel Allen Walker
  • Shelby Melissa Jackson
  • Dylan Charles Brown
  • Riley Katherine Orr
  • Emma Katherine Grissom
  • Maurice Vonsha Hendricks
  • Madisyn Maelynn Mitchell
  • Allison Nicole Payne
  • Brandon Michael White
  • Ethan Andrew Hayes
  • Tyler Jacob Kintz
  • Thomas George Young
  • Jolie Rebecca Wise
  • Sydni Michael Solliday
  • Virginia Leigh Vaughan
  • Jodie Katherine Clanton
  • Elise Gabrielle Felt
  • Nicole Lauren Woods
  • Prestina Gail Sullivan
  • Joshua Nathanael Perdue
  • Kaitlyn Nicole Mcconkey
  • Kinsey Allison Gill
  • Jonathan Thomas Creek
  • Sarah Lindsey Washler
  • Camryn Brooke Daniels
  • Matthew Allen Sharpsteen
  • Samuel Lee Peterson
  • Ulysses Enrique Silguero
  • Daniel Wolff Hughes
  • Hannah Elizabeth Wellenkamp
  • Lathan David Lee
  • Kelsey Leighann Strength
  • Carley Marie Pope
  • Arial Elizabeth Hill
  • Josiah Michael Little
  • Olivia Jacquelin Brown
  • Jade Minori Edmonds
  • Sean Benton Rollins
  • Margaret Kathleen Pearce
  • Miranda Christine Avery
  • Trevor Logan Wiggins
  • Nathan Christopher Tubbs
  • Johnathon Kennedy Roy
Graduation for the Tate High School Class of 2018 will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, May 24 at the Pensacola Bay Center.

Valedictorian – Mollie Jean Anderson

Final GPA: 5.4

Mollie is the daughter of Mrs. Cheryl Anderson and the late Mark Anderson. She is the president of Tate’s National Science Honor Society and is a member of the National Technical, National English, Mu Alpha Theta (Mathematics), and National Honor Societies. For all four years, she was a competitive member of Tate’s Academic Team. This year, she also competed in this year’s Spanish Competition in Orlando. Mollie has also been selected on the 2018 Tate Hall of Fame. For community service, Mollie has volunteered over 170 hours for numerous school activities, the Hadji Shrine Haunted House, various Academic Team tournaments, and various events for the Roy Hyatt Environmental Center.

In the fall, Mollie will be attending the University of Florida to major in biology or molecular biology and also biochemistry. She plans to participate in medical research and eventually apply to medical school to become a physician. In 2016, Mollie’s father passed away from cancer, and since then, it has been her goal to become a doctor.

Mollie has received the following local scholarships:

  • Buona Fortuna (Sons & Daughters of Italy in America) Scholarship
  • Boardwalk Pipeline Partners, LP Scholarship
  • Pensacola Heritage Foundation Scholarship
  • Northwest Florida Gator Club Scholarship
  • Autumn Beck Blackledge Female Entrepreneur Scholarship

Salutatorian – Rosemary Virginia Smyth

Final GPA: 5.25

Rosemary is the daughter of Patrick and Winona Smyth. She is president of Tate’s National Honor Society and Mu Alpha Theta (Mathematics) Honor Society. While also a vice  president of the National Technical Honor Society, she is a member of the National English, Science and Rho Kappa (Social Studies) Honor Societies. She also serves as president of Tate’s Service Club: the Community Care Givers. She is a 4-year member of Tate’s Veterinary Science Academy, and numerous volunteer hours with local veterinary clinics, she has completed her certification as a veterinary technician.

In the fall, Rosemary will attend the University of Alabama to study environmental science. She received the Presidential Scholarship and will receive $12,500 each semester for four years, up to $100,000.

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7 Responses to “Tate High School Names The Top Of The Class Of 2018”

  1. Sharon Blanton on May 24th, 2018 1:38 am

    Congratulations to all but especially Emma Grissom and Sean Rollins! Emma, I hope you excell in soccer in Boca and Sean, I know your grandmother is very proud of you!,

  2. Edward Morris on May 23rd, 2018 10:54 pm

    Mollie, it is rare these days to witness scholastic achievement at the level you have so masterfully attained! I remember when I first met you and your family in September, 2014, you were already setting your sights on becoming Tate’s Valedictorian, and your pursuit of that outcome never wavered! You will no doubt take your knowledge and experience to the University of Florida, where your intellect, wit, and keen insights will take you to new and challenging heights! May the Good Lord continue to bless you with all of your endeavors. With Fond Admiration, E. Stewart Morris

  3. Judith Anderson Garner on May 23rd, 2018 6:51 pm

    We’re so happy for and proud of Mollie! She has worked so hard these past four years! Her family is so supportive and I know her father is looking down on her beaming along with her grandmother Anderson who was a sought after educator! Mollie, you have a bright future ahead of you! Have a wonderful graduation! Go get ‘Em!! Love you!

  4. Trocarman on May 23rd, 2018 5:53 pm

    Very impressive students who will ensure America is in good hands. Congratulations to all.

  5. Jan Enfinger on May 23rd, 2018 2:11 pm

    I see a lot of familiar names on this list!

  6. My2Cents on May 23rd, 2018 1:21 pm

    Excellent Job Ladies! Congrats to all!

  7. Lorna JOnes on May 23rd, 2018 10:13 am

    I cannot express how proud and impressed I was with the group of young people being honored last night. Tate is producing great minds and even greater students.
    As a Tate alumnus my heart was full.
    Congratulations to everyone especially VCK.
    Go Aggies Go

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