By allowing ads to appear on this site, you support the local businesses who, in turn, support local journalism.
Mountain Education Charter High School's Dawson Campus Celebrates the Class of 2022
MECHS graduates 2022
The Dawson Campus of Mountain Education Charter High School recently celebrated the graduates that make up its Class of 2022. (Photo courtesy of Dianne Mayfield)

On Thursday, June 2, Mountain Education Charter High School (MECHS) celebrated and honored the 13 graduates that make up the school’s Class of 2022.  

MECHS is a non-traditional evening high school where students have the opportunity to build a better future through education.

Site Administrators Shannon Gable and Kristi Gerrells welcomed an auditorium full of parents, family and friends of the graduates. Keynote speaker Patsy Jordan, Dawson County MECHS Instructor and Mountain Education Charter High School System Teacher of the Year, encouraged and celebrated the Class of 2022. Jordan spoke on how through unprecedented times, these young individuals continued their hike and stayed on the trail through many obstacles. They persevered! This graduation ceremony is celebrating them as they stand on the mountain top because they never gave up and they kept climbing to their ultimate success, Graduation. Aliah Thompson, High Honor Graduate, continued with a speech celebrating her fellow classmates.

The commencement ceremony included the presentation of diplomas, awards, scholarships and recognition of these amazing individuals who are capable of amazing things.

The following students were cheered on by their family, friends and teachers as they move forward and make their mark on the world.

The Class of 2022 includes:

· Taylor Lynn Banks

· Hunter Lee Cato

· Breanna Paige Grindle

· I’syss Nygeria Holmes

· Bailey Lauren Huhn

· Jordan Robert Jones

· Allison Grace Kimbral

· Thomas Henry Livingstone

· Robert Cristopher Maioli

· Alexandra Faith Mulkey

· Peyton Aaron Sedacca

· Aliah McKensey Thompson (High Honor Graduate)

· Logan Carley Ziemer

The school extended a special thank you to community sponsors for their donations to the scholarship fund for the students moving on to post-secondary education opportunities. These donors include:

· Atlanta Gear Works Inc.

· Bearden Funeral Home

· Charles Finley Memorial Scholarship

· Duncan Exterminating, Inc.

· 400 Waste & Scrap, LLC

· Dawson County Chapter of GA Retired Educators

· Dawson County Family Connection

· Gainesville Welding & Rendering Equipment, Inc.

· Kayla Shoemake, Realtor – The Norton Agency

· Kim Waters, Realtor – The Norton Agency

· Mike & Debbie Fowler

· The Place of Dawson County

· John Cronan

· Pelfrey Electrical Contractors, Inc.

· Townley Construction, Inc.