2019 Top Ten named at LCHS

#1 Mercer, Jessica

Jessica Mercer, valedictorian, plans to obtain a psychology degree and pursue a career as a drug rehabilitation counselor.

She is president of the Lewis County Science Club and a contributing writer to the Lewis County Herald.

Her hobbies are drawing, writing, watching documentaries, hiking and canoeing.

#2 Brewer, Aaron


Aaron Thomas Brewer, son of Chad and Jenny Brewer, is ranked salutatorian of the class.

Aaron “A.T.” p[lans to attend Middle Tennessee State University and major in actuarial science.

His awards include American Legion Boys State delegate, 4 year member of LCHS Beta Club, multiple All-Region awards for football and baseball and three math awards.

He enjoys playing football, baseball and basketball, hunting, fishing, playing video games and reading books.

#3 Greene, Kevin


Chosen third in the class is Kevin Alexander Greene, son of Jason and Sharon Greene.

Kevin is aspiring to be a Nurse Practitioner. To achieve this, he plans on attending UT Martin Parsons Center to get his bachelor’s degree in nursing. After finishing and passing his NCLEX, he will work as a registered nurse and transfer to MTSU, or take online classes elsewhere, to obtain a required master’s degree. “Nurse Practitioners are only required to possess a Master’s degree; however, my ultimate educational goal is to get a doctorate in my field of study. For the first few years of my career, I want to be a traveling NP because of the increased wage and chance to travel. Once established in my career, I would love to fulfill another dream of mine, to dabble in real estate, investing, and/or owning rental property.”

When he’s not working, he typically is hanging out with his girlfriend and friends. He loves watching strongman competitions, bodybuilding shows, UFC, Game of Thrones, House M.D., YouTube and several Netflix shows.

His awards and honors include high school academic awards in Honors Geometry, Chemistry, French II, Anatomy and Physiology. He was a Boys State alternate and member of the Beta Club.

#4 Runions, Clayton


Clayton Guy Runions was rated fourth of the class. He is the son of Darrell and Diana Runions.

Clay plans to attend college to further his education.

He was chosen Class of 2019 treasurer.

He is a movie enthusiast.

#5 Fall, Jessica


Jessica Fall, daughter of Keith and Nicole Fall, earned fifth place of the class of 2019.

She plans to attend the University of Memphis to dual major in Spanish and Biology. Following undergraduate studies, she hopes to attend medical school.

Jessica was selected to attend American Legion Auxiliary Girls State in 2018.

Her hobbies include karate and watching Marvel movies in theaters with friends. Her main interest is the medical field.

#6 Webb, Kaylie


Chosen as sixth of the class is Kaylie Webb, daughter of Jason and Misty Fite.

Kaylie plans to attend Middle Tennessee State University and study to become an Occupational Therapist.

She serves as class vice president, Girls State senator, All-American cheerleader and is a member of the Beta Club.

Kaylie enjoys spending time with friends and family and watching sports.

#7 Owen, Hunter


Earning the seventh place position of the class is Hunter Owen, son of  Tommy and Lisa Owen.

Hunter plans to attend UT Martin to major in Management Information Systems.

His awards and honors include being a member of the Beta Club, CompTIA IT Fundamentals Certified, FBLA Chapter Vice-President, place fourth in Computer Problem Solving at FBL State Conference and he has qualified for Nationals.

He enjoys Star Wars, video games, cats, comic books and reading.

#8 Wyrick, Marissa


Marissa Rose Wyrick, daughter of Mark and Susan Wyrick, ranked eighth in the class.

Marissa plans to attend MTSU in the fall to begin a  major in Environmental Science. She hopes to study for a career in creating renewable energy.

She serves as class secretary and was this year’s drum major for the LCHS band.

Marissa loves anything that involves music. She stated she absolutely loves playing the drum set. She also likes to paint, camp and skateboard.

#9 Steward, Ralph


Earning the rank of ninth position of the class of 2019 is Ralph Douglas Stewart III. He is the son of Ralph Stewart Jr. and Becky Stewart.

Ralph’s plans for the future include obtaining a medical degree and returning to the South Central Tennessee area to assist in the administration of healthcare to rural communities.

He serves as senior class president. He was appointed to serve as senator of the American Legion Nation and representative of American Legion Boys State. He won the V.F.W. Voice of Democracy essay contest. He  served as a  Health Occupational Students of America National Competitor and Chapter Co-President, and Future Farmers of America Chapter Vice-President.

Ralph enjoys civic leadership/civic government, family history and genealogy, research and writing, medical professions, Americanism/Patriotism, hunting and fishing.

#10 Dye, Bailey


Bailey Dye, son of Kevin and Crystal Dye, is ranked tenth of the class of 2019.

He plans to attend the University of Tennessee, or MTSU as his second choice, majoring in either computer engineering or to be a non-surgical sports medicine physician. He also hopes to be a part of Tennessee’s football team as a manager.

Bailey was chosen 2016, 2017 and 2018 All-Region Football Manager. He is a Beta Club member and will graduate with distinction of 12 dual enrollment hours, numerous awards, membership in the LCHS Trap Team from 2015-2017, and numerous awards to highest grades in individual classes.

His hobbies and interests are watching football, his favorite teams being the Vols and Steelers, spending time with family and friends, and, a long endured hobby of playing video games.

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