Washington Catholic High School will present diplomas to 18 graduates at 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 21, 2022 in the high school gymnasium.
Following Reverend Paul Ferguson’s invocation, Principal Karie Craney will offer introductory remarks. The welcome speech will then be delivered by MonteLee Norton. Valedictors Logan Craney, Alyssa Davison and Iris Vincente will give their addresses.
Bishop Joseph Siegel and Dr. Daryl Hagan will then introduce the graduates and confer degrees on Shaylin Nicole Akers, Abdullah Mohammad Askar, Alexa Rae Briggeman, Nathan Lee Cox, Logan Robert Craney, Alyssa Paige Davison, Miguel Lee Gomez, Arian Skye Ingram , Jennifer Lopez-Santos, Hannah Elisabeth McCain, MonteLee Margaret Norton, Farly Ramirez Oviedo, Limary Isabel Ramos, Conner Patrick Robinson, Zachery Earl Sipes, Iris Jose Vincente, Arely Villagran and Jack Wang.
Logan Robert Craney is the son of Chad and Karie Craney of Washington. Logan has two older siblings, Kaitlyn and Brock Craney of Washington, who are also former Washington Catholics. Logan worked hard to be an active member of his school, his church and his community. During his four years at Washington Catholic, Logan participated in the BETA Club, the National Honor Society, and the Daviess County CEO Class. Logan has also served as vice-president of his class for the past four years. While at Washington Catholic, Logan was named Co-Valedictorian for the Class of 2022, Lilly Finalist, Indiana Rising Star Scholar for Academic Excellence for the Class of 2022, St. Michael’s Recipient College Book Award for Academic Excellence and Social Awareness and the President’s Award for Academic Excellence. Athletics played an important role for Logan during his four years at Washington Catholic. Logan participated in soccer, basketball and golf. He was named Academic All-State in soccer and basketball. Logan was also named a member of the Washington Times Herald All Area golf team during his junior season. Logan is a valued member of his church community, Our Lady of Hope Catholic Church. Through his upbringing at Washington Catholic, he learned that service to others is so important. Logan has been blessed to help with basketball camps, Haunted High, Feed My Sheep, Team Up to Clean Up, Veale Creek Theater cleanup, United Way Day of Caring, school bus cleanup Washington Catholic and Mrs. Yvonne’s help with the landscaping in her yard. . In addition to his service to his school, church, and community, Logan also holds a part-time job at Craney’s Body Shop in Washington. After graduation, Logan plans to attend the University of Vincennes to earn a bachelor’s degree in business administration and return home to play an important role in the family business of Craney’s Body Shop.
Alyssa Paige Davison is the daughter of Kyle and Jessica Davison. She has a brother, Liam, who is in third grade at Washington Catholic Elementary School. During her high school career, Alyssa served her school, her church, and her community. She served as class president for three years. She has been a member of the Washington Catholic Beta Club for four years, where she served as vice president of the club. She is a member of the Blue Chip Academic Bowl and the National Honors Society. She was named Indiana Rising Star for the Class of 2022 and received the St. Michael’s College Book Award for Academic Excellence and Social Consciousness. Additionally, Alyssa received the President’s Award for Academic Excellence and maintained honors through all four years of high school. Athletics played an important role for Alyssa during her time at Washington Catholic. She participated in varsity soccer for four years, serving as a team captain for three years; helping lead her team to the school’s first-ever women’s football section title. Alyssa played college basketball for four years and was a captain for two. She has earned many accolades for her athletic talents. She was named a High School Heisman Award winner, Blue Chip All Conference in soccer, Indiana Soccer Coaches Association Top Team Player, and Academic All-State in soccer and basketball. She also holds the school record for the 100m hurdles at Washington Catholic. Along with her many extracurricular activities, Alyssa started her own business, AP’s Flower Farm, through the Daviess County CEO Program. She was named co-CEO of the class, helping to oversee many committees and ensuring that their class project “An Evening with Young Entrepreneurs” ran smoothly and successfully. Alyssa has a passion for helping and serving others in her community and around the world. It started at the age of 5, when she made her first mission trip to Haiti. Since then, she has returned to Haiti eight times, each time immersing herself in the people and culture of this small island she loves so much. She helped build homes, teach VBS, play with children, but most importantly, build lasting relationships with people she remains in contact with today. Alyssa is a member of the Daviess County YMCA Youth Council, where she helps plan events to bring the community together. She spent time volunteering with the Team Up to Clean Up program, walking dogs at the Washington Animal Shelter, and cooking and delivering meals to elderly residents in the community. She has served her school and church by volunteering for Washington Catholic Youth Basketball Camps, being involved with Haunted High, working at Our Lady of Hope’s Summer Social and volunteering his time to clean the church in the spring. This fall, Alyssa will attend the University of West Florida to major in marine biology in the pre-vet program, with the goal of completing a doctorate in aquatic veterinarianship.
Iris José Vicente is the daughter of Fransico Pascual and Micaela Vicente. She has five siblings Maura, 31, Elena, 29, Juan, 28, Maria, 19, and Francisco, 14. Over the past four years of Iris’ college career, she has been heavily involved in her school, church, and community. At school, Iris served as class president her first year and class treasurer her second year. Iris was a member of the National Beta Club and the National Honor Society during her four years in high school. Additionally, she participated in the robotics club for one year and the varsity basketball and tennis teams for two years. She was named Indiana Rising Star of the Class of 2022 and Hoosier Girls State Delegate in her freshman year. While at Washington Catholic, Iris received the President’s Award for Academic Excellence and maintained honors through all four years of high school. Along with these activities, Iris was able to participate in the Daviess County CEO Program in her senior year. This gave him the opportunity to start his own business, Bliss Waxx. In addition, she chaired the auction committee for the class enterprise, “An Evening with Young Entrepreneurs”. Taking the CEO course allowed her to develop key skills that she will use throughout her career. In addition to her studies, Iris works part-time as a cashier and has served as a clerk and judge for local elections. Although Iris enjoys participating in many activities, her true passion is serving others. She has been involved in many service projects including Haunted High, Veale Creek Theatre, Summer Social and Team Up to Clean Up. She enjoys being involved not only in her school and community, but also in her church, Our Lady of Hope Catholic Church. As a member of her church community, Iris volunteered as a babysitter for the young families group. Additionally, she volunteered for Jubilee Christmas and Vacation Bible School where she served as a group and station leader. Thanks to Iris’ involvement, she had the opportunity to serve not only her community, but also others. In the fall, Iris plans to study chemistry at Indiana University, where she was accepted directly into the College of Arts and Sciences.
MonteLee Norton is the daughter of Tom W. Norton and Nakia Norton. She has been a class chaplain since her second year. Along with this, she also served as vice president of her school’s art club and chaplain of the Washington Catholic Beta Club. While in beta, she earned second place in Creative Writing at the 2019 Indiana State Convention and third place in the Language Arts Test at the Indiana State Convention. 2021. In her senior year, MonteLee was also a student in Daviess County’s CEO Program, where she learned about her community, learned business, and started a small business called Dragon Lair Trinkets. With Dragon Lair Trinkets, MonteLee sold hand-painted flower pots and handmade jewelry inspired by nature and fantasy. In addition to this, MonteLee also chaired the entertainment committee for the annual CEO Banquet, “An Evening with Young Entrepreneurs”. After high school, MonteLee plans to attend the University of Southern Indiana to major in biology and minor in creative writing.