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W.E. Moore Award — Dale Sturdifen, Jr. / May 22, 2019
The Bluestone High School community got its first glimpse of the Class of 2019 in graduation robes at Monday’s senior awards ceremony.

With 114 students graduating, Monday’s program also offered a chance to recognize the outstanding members of the class, including 30 students graduating with honors.

Dale Sturdifen Jr. received the W. E. Moore Award as the outstanding senior and Sophie Taylor Sherwood was this year’s recipient of the Principal’s Award.

The “I Dare You Award” is given out annually to the student or students who in the view of the school administration is most like to demonstrate achievement after high school. This year, the award went to Ryleigh Hall and Desmond Logan.

The students whose conduct and deportment most emulates the standards set by the school are awarded the Citizenship Award, which this year went to Katerra Lewis and Erin Strider.

James Kyleigh Brown was chosen by his teachers and peers to receive the DAR Good Citizenship scholarship and award for possessing the qualities of dependability, service, leadership, and patriotism in his school and community.

Erin Strider and Chris Gregory were named outstanding female and male athlete, and Brendan King received the O.B. Crowder Award for his grit, determination and achievement in athletics.

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