Tate High School Names The Top Of The Class Of 2019

May 24, 2019

Tate High School has named their honors graduates for the Class of 2019.

Valedictorian is John David Dixon (pictured left), and salutatorian is Aaron Hunter Harberson, (biographies below).

The Top Ten Percent honors graduates are as follows:

1. John David Dixon
2. Aaron Hunter Harberson
3. Lauren Li Brown
4. Briana Elizabeth Sabin
5. Jazmine Marie Endress
6. Melody Qing Owens
7. Jordana Rebecca Jernigan
8. Kirsi Celeste Patel
9. Dylan Nicholas Dorion
10. Mackenzie Erin Presley
11. Jessica Marcella Alvarado
12. Denali Elisabeth Netzer
13. Natalie Kate Gandy
14. Sasha Phoenix Isaak
15. Faith Carroll Grover
16. Malina Ho
17. Ashton Grace Campbell
18. Makenna Charlene Stafford
19. William Alexander Burns
20. Michelle Oliveira Luther
21. Dominic Richard Erie
22. Kara Bernice Killam
23. Nishea Samone Hendricks
24. Alafaire Ruth Rafferty
25. Cassilyn Giselle Owens
26. Gabrielle Alise Locke
27. Madison Kate Fall
28. Julia Nicole Banta
29. Rachel Loyce Bethea
30. Amanda Jane Breeden
31. Gregory Alexander Williamson
32. Hailey Elizabeth Dukes
33. Aidan Foster Sloman
34. Bradley Troy Edgar
35. Emily Katherine Werkeiser
36. Brett Asa Fillingim
37. Gracie Irene Cole
38. McKenna Paige Royer
39. Robert Donald Vose
40. Zachary Curtis McQuaid
41. Lauren Elizabeth Rawls
42. Brooklynn Ashley McCoy
43. Cynthia Ashley Reichelderfer
44. Lauren Michelle Seibert
45. Disha Dharmendra Soni
46. Michael Joseph McPherson
47. Emma Catherine Williams
48. Kasey Elizabeth Scott
49. Haley Ann Barrera
50. Megan Ann Zimmerman

  • Graduation for the Tate High School Class of 2019 will be held at 6 p.m. Wednesday, May 29 at the Pensacola Bay Center.

Valedictorian – John David Dixon
Final GPA: 5.550

Dixon is the son of Scot and Susan Dixon. He is a National Merit Commended Scholar, and has been accepted to the University of Florida and plans to double major in astrophysics and music. His dream career is to work at NASA.

His other honors and activities include:

  • Band Member, 4 years – Trumpet Co-Section Leader for Senior Year
  • All-County Honor Band, 4 years
  • All-State Honor Band, 1 year
  • Tate Academic Team, 2 Years
  • All-County Academic Team, 2 Years – 2018 Florida State Champion
  • 2018: Won the Florida Commissioner’s Academic Challenge and named to “Team Florida” for National Competition
  • Clubs: National Honor Society, Mu Alpha Theta, English Honor Society, Science Honor Society

Dixon’s scholarships include: Florida Bright Futures Academic Scholar, University of Florida College of Music Scholarship, Northwest Florida Gator Club.

Salutatorian – Aaron Hunter Harberson
Final GPA: 5.350

Harberson is the son of Susan Harberson. He has been accepted to the University of Florida and plans to major in chemical engineering.

  • 2019 Tate Tennis Scholar Athlete
  • Competed at FHSAA State Finals for 2 years
  • 2019 Tate Tennis Scholar Athlete
  • Clubs: National Honor Society, Rho Kappa, Mu Alpha Theta, English Honor Society, and Science Honor Society

Harberson is a Florida Bright Futures Academic Scholar.

Photos courtesy Jim Owen Studio.


11 Responses to “Tate High School Names The Top Of The Class Of 2019”

  1. Robbie, Clarissa, Samantha, and Maggie Brown on May 28th, 2019 6:58 am

    Congratulations, Lauren! Your perfect senior quote: “Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it” We are so proud of you for your hard work and for having the courage to be successful on your own terms!

  2. HAROLD TIPTON on May 25th, 2019 8:29 pm

    David Lamb this is top 10% which means 500 students are in this class.

  3. david lamb on May 25th, 2019 5:58 pm

    IS there really only 50 grads? Has Tate enrollment dropped that far?

  4. Kim Stefansson on May 24th, 2019 9:37 pm

    Congratulations to all of these students!

    Extra greetings to the Dixon family! It doesn’t seem like enough time has passed from when we were all at Longleaf for it to be time for John to graduate already!

    - Kim

  5. Wanda (Maw Maw) Dixon on May 24th, 2019 7:53 pm

    Congratulations graduates!!!
    So proud to be your Maw Maw, John David Dixon!!
    I claim bragging rites

  6. Ernie Dixon on May 24th, 2019 11:03 am

    So proud of our valedictorian grandson John!
    He’s worked very hard and has excelled in everingbthing he’s encountered!
    Congratulations to all the Tate graduates!

  7. Coach Bonucchi on May 24th, 2019 10:59 am

    Congrats to these two awesome future leaders of our community! And Aaron… it has been an honor to have had you on Tate’s Tennis team. GO AGGIES!

  8. Paul Sherouse on May 24th, 2019 9:17 am

    Outstanding John! Congratulations! Thanks for being such a great role model for others, both younger and older. You have an amazing future ahead of you. Savor every moment.

  9. Bonine EXNER on May 24th, 2019 7:54 am


  10. tg on May 24th, 2019 6:46 am

    Congradulations this is the news you like to see.

  11. Scot Dixon on May 24th, 2019 6:46 am

    We’re very proud of John. He has worked so hard to get to this point. I pray that God will continue to bless him through his college years and beyond. He’s one fine young man.

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