The Baccalaureate Service for the Briarwood Academy Class of 2006 will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 7, at Thomson First United Methodist Church by Rev. Butch Baston.
Graduation exercises for the 17 members of the class will be held at 7 p.m. Monday, May 15, at the Clinton H. Grant Field house at Briarwood.
Senior Class treasurer Britt Edwards will deliver the invocation, and Junior Marshal Bonnie Bounds will deliver the benediction. Special music will be presented by the Briarwood Honors Chorus singing "Write Upon My Heart" and the quartet singing "River in Judea."
Honor graduates of the Class of 2006 include valedictorian Amy Denard McGee, salutatorian Joseph Brian Baldwin, first honor graduate Melisa Deann Newsome, Brittney Leigh Edwards, Elizabeth Ruth Gerlach, Dustin Matthew Pilgrim, and Lauren Elizabeth Pinson. Graduates include Micah Lee Black, Ramona Isabell Cochran, Jason Ashley Dunham, William Robert Quinn, Katie Marie Reese, Matthew Lloyd Rivers, Clifton Blakey Stitcher, Lisa Ann Taylor, Joanna Lee Thigpen and Joseph Tyler Wester.
Briarwood Academy junior Bonnie Elizabeth Bounds, academically the top junior in her class, experiences the honor of leading the senior processional and recessional at all graduation activities as Junior Marshal for the Class of 2006. Junior honor students who will serve as ushers for all graduation activities include: Joseph Adam Batrous, Ali Denard Dyson, Christopher Lee Gerlach, Elizabeth Forrest Grant, Davis Fordham Griffin, Angela Murray Kirkland, Heather Lyn Neal, George David Russell III, Amanda Kathryn Rutkowski, Seth Daniel Williford, and Matthew Chase Wilson.