GROVE - The Grove High School Class of 2020 has had an unforgettable senior year with the unique situation posed by the COVID-19 quarantine. The students have shown adaptability and grace under pressure as they have finished the school year via distance learning.

Graduation GHS Class of 2020

Grove Public School's graduation date for the Class of 2020 will be held in the evening at Ridgerunner Stadium and is pending between June 19 or July 10. The school released this statement on April 15, 2020:

"We will hold it on the first date we can while abiding by the guidelines from the City of Grove, State of Oklahoma and the CDC. As we get closer to these dates we will communicate the final decision."

Watch the GPS Facebook page for updates.

Here are the top two students at GHS:

Dakota Rickey, Valedictorian

Rickey is the son of Steven Stogner and Alissa Rickey. He has been involved with the Integris Hospital Board, National Honor Society, Interact Club, Math Club, Track and Field, Cross Country and RYLA.

“My extracurriculars helped teach me the value of community service and the importance of hard work and dedication,” said Rickey.

Rickey plans to attend the University of Tulsa and enter the accelerated business or law program.

“I chose business and law as a major because I am very interested in our system of government and the constitution that frames it,” said Rickey.

His favorite high school memory is the bus rides to and from track meets and all of the team bonding that happens on the bus.

Rickey says that his valedictorian speech is a surprise and thanks all of those who have supported him academically.

“Thank you to all the people who supported me on my academic journey. I couldn’t have done it without you,” said Rickey.

Elora Carder, Salutatorian

Carder is the daughter of Jaime and Kevin Carder. She has been involved in Drama, Spanish Club, Math Club, Interact Club, Character Counts, National Honor Society, Academic Team and the Safety Committee.

“The activities I was involved in allowed me to grown into who I wanted to be. Most of the activities were community serviced based and i was able to give back, which only built upon my character and everyone involved,” said Carder.

Carder plans to major in psychology and pursue a doctorate in the field.

“I chose psychology because I want to give my life to helping others. Mental health is one of the most important issues within our society,” said Carder.

Her favorite high school memories are the rehearsals of GHS’ production of Beauty and the Beast.

“On days when most of the cast was missing, we would just play the music tracks and everyone would play a different role. It was amazing,” said Carder.

Carder says her speech will be about the great moments and memories she has with her classmates, since the Class of 2020’s senior year was cut short.

The Graduates

Aubrie Jenica Anderson

Kristian Wayne Armstrong

Julie Ann Arnall
James Lee Arnold

Travis Jeremiah Bacon

Alexander Eugene Bandy

Greggory Ray Bandy

Matthew Gordon Bansemer

Steven Vance Barrows

Ella Jo Barton

Kiersten Marie Bass

AnnaKay Gayle Beall

Macie A Bearpaw

Alyson Kaitlyn Beaumier

Jordon Dominic Birdsong‐Shawnee

Rachel Elise Black

Cole Kristopher Buchholz

Elora Catherine Carder**

Josh Anthony Carillo

Blake Austin Casey

Elizabeth Marie Cash

Rylee Baden Caswell

Antonio Rosalio Gonzales Cazatt

Myah Carlene Cearley

Breannah Michelle Church

Christopher Tyler Clark

Kailan Delfina Cloud

Katelyn Dawn Cohea

Daishai Chloe Combs

Kyle Russell Cowen

Colin Anthony Craig

Gabe Ethan Crawford

John Randal Crawford

Aason James Cross

Dalton John Crouch

Caleb E Daniels

Bryce E Davis

Dalton Wyatt Davis

Deirjaye Michelle Davis

Mason Christopher Deakins

Cole William Diesing

Aubrey Ann Dills

James Graham Dills

Sara Rianne Draper

Ashley Gayle Edwards

Jonathan Logan Engles

Blake Michael Farmer

Felisha F Frye

Jesus A Grana

Riley Gene Grimes

Hannah Faith Guthridge

Brooklyn Paige Hargrove

Kyla Darlene Harness

MaDelaine Olive Heffelman

Brendan Justis Kade Hernandez

Emely Hernandez

Samule Lester Hill

Frederick Richard Hipkins

Michael Dean Hopper

Shye Ann Hulse

Zackery Alan Jackson

Ronald Owen Junkert

Miranda Jo‐Ann Kellogg

Danielle Lashae Kelly

Dalton Wayne King

Karmen Star Elizabeth Kuebler

Caleb Robert LaBelle

Jon Tracy Law

Madison JaeAnn Lethridge

Rozlyn Nicole Little

Antonio TaRail Donta Lovett

Anthony Ray Lucky

Gage Michael Magill

Allyson Jo Manicom

Alaniss Anahy Marin

Joel Paul Martin

Tommy Lee Matlock

Alexis C Mays

Ryan Adam McAbee

Zeandria McCool

Saidee Lynne Merrill

Dakota Robert Miller

Andrea Lynn Mitchell

Havana Jael Moran

Boston Vance Morrow

Ariel Renee Neeley

Madison Danielle Nutt

Anastasia Catherine Pace

Mikalle Shealyn Pair

Tabitha Faith Patton

Hayes Allen Pavatt

Hunter DeWayne Payne

Bailey Lynn Pittman

Lily JoAnn Pitts

DeLaynie Amber Poindexter

Emma Leigh Pospisil

Samuel Lee Pospisil

Eli Wesley Radabaugh

Hayden Granville Rentfrow

Kenneth Ely Reyes

Rachel DeGuzman Reyes

Emily Jane Browning Rice

Dakota Lee Rickey*

Teagyn Quin Rogers

Danica A Rowe

Marisa Marie Rowe

Colin Blake Rowton

Abbigail Raelynn Rudick

Amelia Louise Rutter

Samantha Jasmine Sanchez

Michael Kai Sarwinski

Jewellia Mae Schoonover

James Aaron Shadden

Melodie Sherrill

Nathan Levi Sherwood

Rylee Jo Shimanek

Daryl Jo Lynn Smith

Justine Marie Smith

Maceon Reid Smith

Shelby Adara Smith

Mistaya L Spencer Clapp

Danielle Rose Stine

Taesi Janae Stroud

Ally Nicole Swafford

Kaden Michael Tackkett

Paetyn Rae Taylor

Hunter Danielle Tedrick

Ashton Michael Thomas

Alyse Christine Toigo

Colby Ray Troutman

Trinity Marie Vincent

Ethan Luke Wallace

Bethany Anne Watson

Faith Claire White

Heather Anne White

Marissa Michelle Whitney

Abigail Maxine Rose Williams

Chloe Micayla Winfrey

Kelby Rachele Woods

Trevor J.T. Yoakum

Tyler Ray York

Logan A Yurko

* denotes Valedictorian, ** denotes Salutatorian