Scott, Belew top list of 50 Honor Graduates

Graduation ceremonies for the Class of 2020 has been delayed until July 17, but the class will officially graduate this Friday, May 22.

The graduation ceremony has been postponed due to the threat posed by COVID-19 (coronavirus). (See related story).

Top honor grads Kade Davis Scott and Hannah Taylor Belew will lead the class of 2020.

The 248-member Pierce County High School (PCHS) Class of 2020 includes 50 honor graduates.

Scott earned valedictorian honors, while Belew is the salutatorian.

Scott is the grandson of Kenny and Charline Davis and he has one sister, Makenzie Scott, who is a junior at PCHS.

While at PCHS, Scott played football for the Bears as a wide receiver all four years and also ran track his freshman and sophomore years and participated in weightlifting his junior and senior years.

Scott is a member of the Beta Club and served on the Junior Board of Directors for First Southern Bank. He was selected as Exchange Club Student of the Month for October, 2019 and was voted by his classmates as “Most Intellectual” superlative.

He is active at Youmans Chapel Baptist Church.

After graduation, Scott plans to attend Georgia Southern University in Statesboro and major in chemistry. He plans to go from there to medical school to be an anesthesiologist.

Scott credits his grandparents for inspiring him to do well in everything he does.

“They have been dedicated to me and have pushed me hard to do well through the years,” he said.

Belew is the daughter of Greg and Holly Belew and sister to Christopher Leggett.

While at PCHS, Belew has been a member of the varsity cheerleading team and the varsity soccer team. She says she was honored to be a two-time state cheerleading champion and was first team all region on the soccer team.

She is also a member of the Beta Club and the Chik-fil-a® Leader Academy. She  was voted by her classmates as “Most Intellectual” superlative and was also selected as a member of the homecoming court.

She is active at First Baptist Church of Blackshear.

She plans to attend the University of Georgia and major in finance with the plan of going to law school.

Belew says her parents have motivated her to do well throughout her life.

“They have always been my inspiration,” she said.

In addition to Scott and Belew, honor graduates include: Rachel Brianne Gay, Blake Tyler Cantrell, Miguel Angel Hidalgo-Torres, Tristen Hope Blocker, Harrison Davis James, Rebekah June Davis, Maci Brianna Hawkins, Pattison Nicholas Boyle, Grant Reid McDonald, Holly Belle Thomas, Victoria Chastain Sweat, Mason Lee Rigdon, Laine Elizabeth Williams, Jessica Benitez, Mackenzie Virginia Crawford, Katie Jacquelyn Waters, Andrew Teh-en Fan, Claire Amanda Naylor, Hannah Lorene-Faye Pitts, Jessica Carol Todd, Grant Ethan Garner, Macy Caroline Dowling, Sara Ann Bennett, Kimberley Claire Spivey, Abigayle Lauren Drury, Clowee Gleniece Davis, Jada Lynn Strickland, Emma Kathryn Day, Mina Marie Hendrix, Irineo Nolasco, John Weston Cason, Abbie Grace Hayes, Logan Brooke Todd, Angel Lee Chancey, Autumn Kimberly-Dawn Howard, Skye MacKenzie Eason, Kenzie Leigh Wolff, Genesis Ngwebifor Manko Walker, Ella Mae Griner, Dana Alyssa Whitt, Lucas Hadden Echols, Todd Michael Carter, Beau Alan Teston, JoHannah James, Noah Christopher Shepler, Emmy Kathyrine White and Laney Elizabeth Williams.

Candidates for graduation for the PCHS class of 2020 include: Megan Nevaeh Adams, Cullen Todd Alcon, Julia Elizabeth Ambrose, Kolby Jackson Ammons, Denis Arana, Ian Calvin Arnold, Daysi Jacqueline Arredondo Rodriguez, Aaron Gabriel Aspinwall, William David Aultman III, Jeziel Geovanny Avila Amador, Sydney Gail-Barker Bacon, Evan Patrick Baker, Parker Avery Barber, Brianna Renee Barrett, Maddason Grace Beckham, Quavien Ja’Noah Bell, Vernon Deon Bell, Jaylin MaLeah Bennett, Hunter Ray Beverly, Gunars Michael Bitenieks, Gracelyn Tyler Blount, Mackenzie Elaine Boatright, Calvin Eugeen Bolton, Logan Andrew Bovee, Mackenzie Leigh Bowen, Jules Malcolm Bowers, Regena Nicole Briola, Javon Devonte Brown, Julia Faith Bryant, Felicia’ Lavattis Burse, Lane Martin Carnes, Jordan Health Carpenter, Brandon Sears Carter, Harley Cruz Cason, Dalton Bryce Chancey, Konner Clarence James Chancey, Owen Daniel Chancey, Dalton William Conners, Nathaniel Garrett Cothren, Courtny Nancy Courson, Kevin Dwayne Cox, Michael Dean Allen Crane, Ella Kate Crews, Ethan Thomas Crews, Dalton Mitchell Daniels, Bryson Hugh Davis, Clowee Gleniece Davis, Dalton Brandon Davis, Janet Elaine DiAngelo, Mitchell Kenneth Dixon III, William Allen Dixon, Jenna Kaitlyn Douberly, Thomas Edward Drawdy, Kameron Elizabeth Ebersole, Jackson Hawke Echols, Robert Christian Edwards IV, Colton Thomas Flynn, Jessie Ricky Lamar Gant, Bryson Wade Gilliard, Damien Alexander Gold, Michael Austin Green, Damon Derrick Griffin, Shaylynn Anne Griffin, Baylee Alexis Griffis, Faith Diane Griffis, Katelyn Elizabeth Griffis, Robert Brad Guest Jr., Ethan Wyatt Guy, Ramsey Whitman Hall, Liana Nicole Harjula, Christian Blake Harris, Jacob Aaron Herman, Vianna Desiree’ Hernandez-Maya, Nefi Jared Herrera, Dalton Lane Herrin, Maggie Irene Herrin, Chloe Abigail Hersey, Christopher Bryson Hickox, Ethan Andrew Hitchner, Sarah Nicole Esabelle’ Hodge, Ma’kiya Ny’keria Diana Horne, Adam Wayne Howard, Spencer Patrick Hughes, Kristian Jalidra Hunter, Tamara Alicia Hunter, Margaret Caroline James, Richard Clinton Jennings, Avery Camden Jernigan, Angel Elizabeth Johnson, Ansleigh Blake Johnson, Joscie Shakara Johnson, Zoey Zeahna Johnson, James Layton Jones, Donald Ja’Montaye Jacktavir Kay, Sarann Grace Kicklighter, Emily Sierra King, William Dixon Knowlton, Cristian Augusto Lacot, Jared Walker Lane, Dawson Blake Lankford, Cameron Michael Lee, Matthew Lee, Shelby Adrianna Lee, Shelby Lousenda Lee, Anayele Linares, Arius Jaeden Lincoln, Landry Keller Lloyd, Orael DeVonte’ Lockey, Ronnie Lee Long III, Alec Chandler Luke, Eveline Mendoza Luna, Lexus Cayla Lynn, Gavin Braxton Manning, Katelyn Amiya Manning, Ashton Dean Martin, Jackson Edward Martin, William Daniel Martinez, Carolyn Jeanene McGauley, Edgar Ederli Merida Jr., Hannah Christine Millwood, Gabrielle Lynn Miranda, Christopher Sentell Mitchell, Gavan Chase Moody, Ja’Ashyia Shyanna Lavon Moore, Karenthis Lavelle Moore, Leavy Kade Moore, Rachel Nicole Moore, Austin Xavier Morris, Trinity ShaNece Muchison, Pierce Channing Naas, Joslynn Elizabeth Jade Nettles, Tori Louise O’Berry, Joseph Chance Oliver, Rebecca Grace Palmer, Nicholas Michael Papacharalambous, Amelia Rae Parker, Maggie Ann Payne, Haley Destiny Peeples, Jorge Fernando Perez, Halie Ann Pickens, Eduardo Pimentel, Austin Eli Poole, Breanna LaShay Presley, Amber Grace Price, Jaron Cole Raulerson, Jade Nicole Reliford, James Devon Reynolds, Matthew Thomas Rigdon, Login Johnathin Robbins, Rebekah Rosario Robson, Allee Dianna Russell, Gabriel Roberto Samites-Ramirez, Jacob Paul Sanchez, Arthur Allen Sapp IV, Bevonte Lashont Scriven, Lauren Alayna Shaw, Alyssa Jannean Shepherd, Ziyana Kamille-Cierra Shider, Eldrich Sierra, Brittany Shyann Sims, James Baley Sims, Carter Austin Smith, James Haden Smith, Kearston Delilah Smith, Michael Jason Smith II, Sarah Emmaline Snow, McCrae Christopher Stafford, Jada Alinca Stanley, Alexis Jaye Stewart, Ansley Terri-Lynn Stokes, Hannah Faye Savilla Strickland, Payton Brook Strickland, Ryan Jordan Strickland, Sierra Dayne Strickland, Christian Gavin Gadge Sweat, James Taylor Sweat IV, Mindy Alexis Sweat, Denis Brillet Tapia Lopez, Marissa Marie Lynne Tatum, Carsen Junah Taylor, Isis Unique Ree Lashaun Taylor, Trevor August Thoele, Katherine Sofia Thornton, Joshua Ollie Todd, Kaden Charleston Todd, Colin Whalter Tomlinson, Alexis Lynn Tuten, Kennon Joseph Tyre, Anahi Urbieta-Estigarribia, Ervin Lewis Valdez, Shane Michael Vickery, Jarrett Kevin Walker, Jamaica Aniesha Wallace, Andrew James Walsh, Brianna Marie Waters, Haylee Miranda Waters, Andrew Jacob Welcher, Abby Marie Westberry and Macie Leighann White.