Bradley Central High School anticipates 344 graduates will walk across the stage to accept their diplomas this weekend. The school’s graduation exercises will take place at 7 p.m. on Saturday at North Cleveland Church of God.
Due to a threat of rain, the ceremonies were moved indoors.
In addition to school officials, the class of 2014 will hear from four speakers representing them at the podium: valedictorian Keri Shackelford, salutatorian Baylor Terrell, senior class president Brooke Copeland and Lindsey Armstrong.
Shackelford, who plays multiple instruments and leads worship for her youth group and church, has been involved in numerous school clubs and a member of the band. She plans to attend the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga this fall, with tuition paid in full by Komatsu and UTC’s Provost Scholarship.
Terrell was captain of the Bears football team this year. He has also played baseball and basketball, been involved with the Fellowship of Christian Athletes and the student council and work as an assistant at his family’s dental office, Beard Dentistry. He plans to attend the University of Georgia, in Athens, Ga., this fall.
Copeland, the senior class president, has played basketball at the school, been involved with her church and the FCA at school and been voted “Class Beauty” and a homecoming court member. She plans to attend the University of Florida this fall on a basketball scholarship.
Armstrong, who has been involved with cross country, track and clubs like Invisible Children and the FCA, spent her time outside of school helping found a nonprofit called The Family Kitchen after discovering a need to help the homeless while on morning runs with the cross country team. She plans to attend Belmont University in the fall, and has won several local awards and scholarships, including a proclamation from the state governor and the honor of being named FCA Athlete of the Year.