By Molly Seales
Tradition continued as the Riverdale Academy Senior Class of 2024 held its annual ring ceremony on May 12, the day after the class of 2023 graduated. This is always a very exciting time for the juniors, as it is the milestone where they officially become Riverdale seniors.
The members of the Class of 2024 were presented their rings or necklaces by family members or friends. 2024 seniors and their presenters were Landen Barrett, presented by his parents Michael and Christina Barrett and girlfriend Jadyn King; Georgia Carlisle, presented by her grandparents Tom and Linda Wood; Madison Chamberlin, presented by her parents Rob and Stephanie Chamberlin; Caleb Dabbs, presented by his parents Bill and Kym Dabbs; Kylie Donald, presented by her mom, Ashley; Jaxon Gates, presented by his mom Toni; Kyle Guillory, presented by his aunt Leah Johnson and his Mimi Debbie Johnson; Hayden Hillman, presented by his parents Brandon and Kayla Hillman; Ryder Huddleston, presented by his parents Matt and Celeste Huddleston; Will Jones, presented by his sister Mary Claire Jones; Brock Keith, presented by his parents Justin Keith and Ashlie Smitha; Sky McMullan, presented by her sister Mandy McCoy; Emily Nettles, presented by her dad Josh Nettles and her Mimi Lisa Eddy; Matthew Smith, presented by his mom Stefanie Hill and sister Haylee Smith; and Maddie Whittington, presented by her sister Baylee Whittington.
After the presentations, a slide show with pictures of the class through the years was shown to the class and the audience. A reception for the Class of 2024 and their families was held in the cafeteria immediately following the ceremony. Congratulations to the Class of 2024, and have fun next year as seniors!
Photo credit Leslie Johnson