Tuesday, May 25, 2010

TOP STORY > >Crews, Hyde lead NPHS Class of ’10

North Pulaski High School had 169 seniors pick up their diplomas Saturday afternoon at the Jack Stephens Center at University of Arkansas at Little Rock. North Pulaski had 23 honor graduates, the most in the school’s history.

Leading the Class of 2010 were valedictorian Claire Crews and salutatorian Robert Hyde.

Crews will be attending the University of Arkansas. She plans on studying animal science.

Before the graduation ceremony, Crews said, “It is going to be an exciting experience. It will be a momentous occasion.”

Hyde said, “I’m very excited about graduation and I’m very proud of our class. I think we will be doing a lot of great things.”

Hyde accepted an appointment at West Point Military Academy. He said he would like to be in the infantry.

Hyde said, “It is great to be accepted. I look forward to serving our country and continuing a tradition of service. I know I wanted to be in the military. I can’t think of anything else I was serious about.”

Hyde said he was going to be in the Army. He was deciding on either the military academy or going to a college with an ROTC program when he received his letter of acceptance from West Point Military Academy.

Hyde said he enjoyed history and the sciences in high school.

Charles is the son of Col. C.K. Hyde, commander of the 314th Airlift Wing at Little Rock Air Force Base.

Graduating from North Pulaski High with honors along with Crews and Hyde were Derek Gililland, Bria Wiggins, Jessica Arnold, Sarah Dickerson, Nikki Mullen, Wesley Baltimore, Caitlin Wilson, Shelby Kimbrough, Bryant Moy, Ann Treat, Taylor Witcher, Allison Hillis, Kayla Adams, Erika Frost, Jonathan Buzzitta, Myranda Thomen, Sarah McDorman, Tara Taykowski, Mathew Ingersoll and German foreign-exchange students Mortiz Vetter and Maximilian Reinke.