MOORESVILLE, NC — Patch wants to provide a way to share the achievements of our high school graduates, even if it's in a small way. With in-person instruction canceled through the end of the academic school year due to the coronavirus in North Carolina public schools, seniors are missing out on the last moments of what should be a celebratory time.
We know many high school seniors are missing milestone high school events, and we hope that this will give the community a way to share their pride in our class of 2020 high school graduates.
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Here are the class of 2020 high school graduates our readers wanted to recognize:
Elizabeth Bonicelli, Mooresville Senior High School
Elizabeth will be attending Lenoir-Rhyne University.
Says her family: "Elizabeth is a funny, loving and passionate young lady. For as long as we can remember Elizabeth has wanted to help children. With that inind, she chose to go into the health Care field with interest in Pediatric care. Elizabeth is going to school to major in nursing , but has not ruled out furthering her education and stepping into Occupational Therapy with an emphasis on Pediatrics.
While learning and making memories at MHS, Elizabeth was on the Color Guard and Winter Guard teams and served as Captain during her Senior year.
Along with guard working hard to be successful Elizabeth also was in HOSA and enjoyed the Medical Explorers program at Lake Norman Regional Medical Center. Elizabeth also kept her grades up making honor roll and worked at McDonald's for the last 2 years.
Elizabeth has overcome any obstacles with the help of some dedicated teachers that we will forever be thankful.
We are so very proud of her hard work and dedication that she puts into all she does, can't wait to see what her bright future holds."
Emma Bonicelli, Mooresville Senior High School
Emma will be attending Catawba Valley Community College.
Says her family, "We are so very proud of Emma! Emma is a sensitive, loyal and outgoing young lady who has kept herself busy during her 4 years at MHS. Emma has been on the Color Guard team and the Winter Guard teams and has enjoyed dancing, twirling flags, riffles and sabers and making life long memories. Emma would like to pursue a career in the dental field where she plans on attending Lake Norman Dental Assisting School then transferring to CVCC and majoring in Dental Hygiene. Emma has been in HOSA and Yearbook, kept up her grades and worked her part time job. We can't wait to see what the future holds for Emma. Congratulations, we love you."
Leila Nicodeme, William A. Hough High School
Leila will be attending University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Says her family: "We are so proud off all your hard work and know you are destined for great things. Take advantage of all the opportunities given to you at college and enjoy every minute of it! We Love you always, Mom, Dad, Madison and Jolie. Go Heels!!!"
Kyleia Mccolley, Mooresville High School
Kyleia will be attending University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Brennan Faulkner, Mooresville High School
Following graduation, Brennan will be pursuing a career in welding.
Says Brennan's family: "Congratulations Brennan, aka 'CHOP.' We Love you and so proud of you. Don't let this little hill stumble or discourage you, you will have more. Just remember, the sky is the limit and I wish you nothing but success in all your future endeavors. Love you."
Dylan Halstead, Mooresville High School
Dylan will be attending University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Says Dylan's family: "So very proud of you!"
Skylar Oliver, Mooresville High School
Skylar will be attending Lenoir-Rhyne University and majoring in nursing.
Says Skylar's family, "CONGRATULATIONS!!! Skylar, we are so proud of you. May the rest of your journey continue to bring you happiness and success. You are destined for great things and we are so blessed to be a part of it. Always stay true to your heart, believe in yourself, be open to new experiences, make good choices, be proud of all your accomplishments, embrace love, accept all that you are, forgive others and yourself. We are looking forward to walking through the next stage of your life with you.With all of our love and support, Mom and Dad"
Chloe Sipes, Mooresville High School
Chloe plans to pursue a career in nursing.
Says her family, "Just remember during these difficult times.... We are so proud of you!!! Class of 2020"
Destiny Husted, South Iredell High School
Destiny plans to pursue veterinary studies.
Says her family, "Congratulations Destiny! We are so proud of you. You have exceeded all of our expectations. We are so excited to see what the future holds for you. YOU DID IT!! Papa and Nana Duzan"
Says her mother, "I am so lucky to have such a amazing young lady and I'm such a proud mother. I know you are going to do such great things in your life. I love you congrats honey you deserve it! Woot Woot !!!"
Tatiana Joseph, Mooresville High School
Tatiana plans to attend Mitchell Community College.
Says her family, "Tatiana you have shown so much grace throughout this year. I know your journey has not been easy but you never give up or look back- the best is yet to come princess. We are very proud of you and love you so so much."
Loren Veith, South Iredell High School
Loren plans to study equestrian management.
Says Loren's family, "We are so proud of everything you've accomplished and know you will succeed in your chosen career."
Hunter Puckhaber, Mooresville High School
Hunter plans to study aviation management and pursue a career as a pilot.
Says Hunter's family, "Every day you continue to amaze me. I am so proud of you and what you have accomplished. Keep on following your dreams my son."
Anjallie Hatharasinghe, South Iredell High School
Anjallie plans to attend the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Says Anjallie's family, "We are so proud of you and all your hard work, congratulation Anja!"
Carolyn A Turner, Mooresville High School
Carolyn plans to attend North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University in Greensboro.
Says her family, "You have worked really hard your brothers and I are proud of you. Love mom"
Chase Liggett, Lake Norman High School
Chase plans to attend the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and major in computer science.
Says Chase's family, "We could not be more proud of you son. These past 18 years have passed by in a blink! Your kind heart, funny personality, thoughtful and sweet nature are so very special! Your dad and I are your biggest fans! Your hard work, drive and determination will take you far! Congratulations Chase! We love you!"
E'ndia Simmons, Mooresville High School
Endia plans to attend Empire Beauty School.
Says E'ndia's mother, "I am so proud of you E'ndia you have came along way and now your journey has been fulfilled. Love Always Mom."
Yanush plans a career in the United States Navy.
Says his family, "To our son, Wherever your journey in life may take you, we pray you'll always be safe. Enjoy the ride and never forget your way back home. We will always be here for you. Love, Mom & Dad."