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Class of 2014 - Seniors
Updated: Aug 17, 2015

Senior class - 2014

Happy Graduation Day!

Congratulations to Midland's newest alumni - the class of 2014! Sixteen seniors walked on stage at 10:00am, and two hours later had their diplomas in hand.

During the ceremonies, the following students were named award winners: Valedictorian (Brandt Hill), Keith Vollmer award (Colin Craig / Kristi Tucker), Principal's Leadership (Camille Darrell), Michael Paradise (Brett Trana), Noah Rexin (Vicente Maldonado / Jeremy Janke), John Philip Sousa (Andrew Reed), National Choir (Alicia Whitson), Caring Heart (Andrew Reed)

The Class of 2014 roster:
  • Benjamin Jordan Archibeque, salutatorian, highest honors, vice-president
  • Camille Louise Darrell, high honors, 13 year senior, SA president
  • Michael Andre Davison, 4-year senior
  • Tanner Vaughn Finnegan, honors, 13 year senior, activities/benefit director
  • Alexander Ethan Helmer, honors, 4 year senior, treasurer
  • Brandt Larson Hill, valedictorian, highest honors,
  • 4-year senior
  • Zoe Quinn Ingelse, honors
  • Jewel Hannah Janke, honors, 4 year senior
  • Addison Nicole Murray, highest honors, 13 year senior,     class president
  • Brennan David Nelson, high honors, 13 year senior
  • Andrew Thomas Reed, honors, 4 year senior, pastor
  • Sarai Raquel Rodriguez, highest honors, 4 year senior
  • Brett Allen Trana, high honors, 4 year senior, secretary
  • Kristine Marie Tucker, high honors, 13 year senior
  • Alexis Marie Varndell
  • Alicia Lalie Whitson, highest honors, 13 year senior

A&P Class Photo-op

Mr. Bourne's A&P class - composed entirely of members of the Class of 2014, pose with their illustrious instructor in one of their last class periods at Midland.A&P class

Senior Night Live Returns

The Senior class of 2014 presented Senior Benefit on Sunday night - once again it was Senior Night Live! The show took place after a 6:00pm dinner followed by funny, family-friendly skits starring the senior class. The skits ranged from synchronized swimming to police shows to pseudo-Spanish soap operas.

Pictures from the event can be found here, thanks to Pastor Floyd and Beckie Fairchild.

Midland and the senior class thank you for your support! 

Three Seniors Recognized for Academics

Kansas Honors Program

Alicia Whitson, Brandt Hill, and Ben Archibeque have been selected as members of the 2013 Kansas Honors Program. This program recognizes and awards high school seniors in participating schools for their academic achievements. All seniors who rank academically in the top 10 percent of their class are invited to attend a special awards ceremony, along with their parents and principals.

A tradition of the University of Kansas since 1971, this program is designed to promote academic excellence in secondary education, to reward high school seniors for their hard work and dedication, and to support Kansas communities.

Each Kansas Honor Scholar receives a certificate and a special edition of The American Heritage Dictionary. Congratulations to Alicia, Brandt, and Ben!
Kansas Honors Program

Senior Survival

A new tradition began for Midland Adventist Academy seniors this past weekend. The purpose of senior survival is to provide an experience during which seniors may bond with classmates and staff, learn invaluable teamwork skills by experience, and deepen their spiritual walk.

Senior survival is camping in a primitive setting while working together to learn components of team survival, wilderness survival, and spiritual survival.These components blended together build the skills needed for positive school leadership. Further details restricted on a need-to-know basis...but everyone did return safely on Tuesday! Some photos here.

A huge thank you goes out as well to the following adults who helped make this possible: Mr. Tyler Anderson, Pastor Seth Clark, Mrs. Bambi Courtad, Mr. Mark Courtad, Pastor Tim Floyd, Mr. Travis Finnegan, Mrs. Angie Helmer, Mr. Walde Janke, Mr. Randy Bovee, and Mrs. Jodi Varndell.




Alicia Whitson - Commended Scholar

Mr. Bovee announced in September that senior Alicia Whitson has been named a Commended Student in the 2014 National Merit Scholarship Program. A Letter of Commendation from Midland and the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC), which conducts the program, will be presented to Alicia by Principal Bovee.

Alicia is a Shawnee resident and has been a student at Midland since kindergarten; she has also been on the Principal’s Scholar list all through high school. She plays clarinet in the band; sings alto in both choir and Diversity; is an SA officer, and has been a volleyball and basketball Lady Mustang for the past 4 years.

About 34,000 Commended Students throughout the nation are being recognized this year for their exceptional academic promise. Commended Students placed among the top five percent of more than 1.5 million students who entered the competition by taking the 2014 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT).