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BrutonBruton High School will celebrate its commencement ceremony for 124 members of the class of 2015 on Friday.

The ceremony is scheduled to begin noon Friday, the second of four graduations that day at William & Mary Hall in the City of Williamsburg.

Twenty-eight percent of the class of 2015 will attend four-year colleges or universities, 48 percent plan to attend two-year colleges, 19 percent are joining the workforce, and 5 percent will enlist in the armed services.

Thirty-nine of the graduating seniors earned nearly $2.5 million in scholarships. A full list of scholarships won by graduates is available here.

The valedictorian for the class of 2015 is Kaela Frazier, who will attend the Georgia Institute of Technology in the fall. The salutatorian is David Woolson, who plans to attend Virginia Tech for the fall semester.

Find out more about Frazier and Woolson, along with a full list of graduates, below:

Kaela Frazier, valedictorian

Kaela Frazier
Kaela Frazier

Age: 18
Parents: James and Dorothy Frazier
GPA: 4.7551
High School Extracurricular activities: NASA Advanced Materials Processing Branch Mentorship, Virginia Aerospace Science and Technology Scholar (VASTS), National Honor Society President, DECA Vice President, Bruton Field Hockey, Bruton Softball, Key Club, Chemistry Honor Society, Scholastic Bowl
Community involvement: Hospice Teen Outreach Group, York County Youth Commission
College attending: Georgia Institute of Technology
Studying/Major: Aerospace Engineering
Name one thing you learned in high school that you didn’t expect to learn: Failure leads to success.
Name one person who has influenced you and why: My mother is the epitome of selfless service. There is not a stranger in the world that she would not go out of her way to help. Leading by example, she has taught me that personal accomplishments mean nothing if you are not helping others along the way.
Is there a teacher you would most like to thank and why: I am grateful for the dedication of every single teacher I have had. From tough love to moral support, they have taught me more than just academic material, but about character and the real world.
Favorite quote or catchphrase: “Always remember to fall asleep with a dream and wake up with a purpose.” – Unknown
Most cherished high school memory: From creative engineering projects to corny puns, I will always cherish my experiences at Governor’s School.


David Woolson, salutatorian

David Woolson
David Woolson

Age: 18
Parents: Michelle and Michael Woolson
GPA: 4.62
High School Extracurricular activities: National Honor Society, Spanish Honor Society, Cross-Country & Track, School of the Arts
Community involvement: Works at Chick-Fil-A, Clean the Bay Day
College attending: Virginia Tech
Studying/Major: Mechanical Engineering
Name one thing you learned in high school that you didn’t expect to learn: That, due to centripetal acceleration, the moon is constantly accelerating towards the Earth.
Name one person who has influenced you and why: Coach Tompkins for teaching me how to set realistic goals for myself and the means I can go about achieving them
Is there a teacher you would most like to thank and why: All of my teachers at the School of the Arts for all the things I have learned that will extend beyond the classroom.
Favorite quote or catchphrase: Treat Yo’ Self – Tom Haverford
Most cherished high school memory: Junior Year when the power went out during my English class. Mrs. Hart had planned a quiz for that day and stayed true to her word, so we took the quiz in the dark.

Below is the full list of graduates in the class of 2015 and their top 10 colleges:

Benjamin Warwick Adams
Oronde Alexander Andrews
Andrea Faye Naoe Anton
Chelsey Marie Bacon
Wyatt Samuel Baldasare
Aaron Michael Ballou
Andrea Nichole Barnes
Ian Stone Barnes
Hailey Nicole Bauer
Thomas Joseph Betro
Autumn Cierra Blume
Alberto Boites Salazar
Shai-Quana Kiah Branch
Tyler Patrick Brown
Jazzmine’ Yvonne Bulluck
Shaylea Morgan Burket
Anthony Stephen Butchello
Andrew Thomas Cadwell
Samantha Lynn Califano
Christian Devin Curren Clarke
Julia Elizabeth Clement
Drake Joseph Cole
Luis Miguel Colocho Martinez
Kayla Renee’ Cooke
Kayla Ann Copeman
Damaris NaKeea Coppock
Dominique NaKeeta Coppock
Brittany Rene’ Cordero
Dylan Andrew Cox
Rachael Louise Crane
Michael Curbelo Villanueva
Jacen Alexander Davis
Marina Janae Davis
Alexia Myriam Duperay
Shaquan Izaiah Edwards
Treveon Deondre Eley
Thomas Hunter Embry
Madison Anne Engstrom
Taylor Paulina Everette
Mason Chandler Farley
Raven Renee Finley-Flowers
Nathan Estep Florence
Tyler Andrew Floyd
Kaela Nicole Frazier
Nadine Amanda Frazier
Jaquille Ralph Fyffe-Blair
Arianne Leah Gabel
Matthew Stuart Gerdes
Catherine Bradshaw Gourley
Isaiah Ammon Graves
Katelyn Nicole Greenhow
James Norman Gunnell
Tonaza SanQues Hawkins
Kyle Patrick Heath
Isabella Marie Hernandez
DaSha Janel Hill
Shayla Constance Hillian
Sydney Noelle Jamison
Taylor Nicole Jenkins
Kelsie Destina Jordan
Brittney Ellen Kidd
Deandre Kadeem Kissoon
Justin Lee Knight
Jacob Colin Kramer
Morgan Antionette Lawrence
Mitchell Quinn LeForge
Christopher Marcellus Leonard
Andres Daniel Maeso
Ashley Nicole Martinez
Jonathan Travis Matthews
Karif Delbert McCoy
Alice Elizabeth McNeil
Tessa Marie Miller
Alexandra Delis Miranda
Austin Parker Mitchell
Clayton Kyle Morgan
Alexandra Nicole Morris
Kevin Daniel Mullins
Sha’Quan Tireck Muse
Adelaide Claire Neville
Alex Edward Norris
Trisha Leigh Patton
Hannah Jane Pauley
Jackson Ross Polak
Allison Lissette Pratt-Cespedes
Alyssa Blake Queen
Natalie Anne Racoosin
Kurt George Riesbeck
Jan Carlos Rivera
Daniel Lee Roberts Jr
Morgan Alise Roberts
Julio Cesar Rodriguez
Rebecca Nicole Roupe
Johnathan Guy Schaeffer
Evan Richard Schoff
Sierra Jennifer Sembrat
Caitlyn Sharon Sharlette
Dominique Thomas Shipmon
Natalie Elizabeth Short
Amber Leigh Singleton
NyAsia LyteeFah Skeete
Allison Ann Smith
J’ontae Daquan Tandy Smith
Kayla Michelle Smith
Zane Robert Smith
Alfred Gene Snyder IV
Deniz Soysalan
Cheryl Michelle Stevens
Noah Burt Stoner
Da’Naijah Kimonee Blazyanah Taylor
James Terry Taylor
Omar Rashard Taylor
Tavier Terrell Thomas
Zachary David Uvodich
Nydaisha Nichole Washington
Kyle Dean Waymire
Jacquelyn Danae’ Wayne
Isaiah Jamal Williams
Cameron Joseph Wojcieszak
Sydney Joanne Wojcieszak
David Michael Woolson
Latoya Marie Wynne
Frankie Yang
Summer Chan Zacharias

Top 10 Colleges: Bridgewater College, Christopher Newport College, College of William and Mary, James Madison University, Longwood University, Lynchburg College, Thomas Nelson Community College, University of Virginia, Virginia Commonwealth University, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Senior Class Officers:
President: J’ontae Smith
Vice President: Da’Naijah Taylor
Secretary: Sydney Wojcieszak
Treasurer: Brittany Cordero