News From Terre Haute, Indiana

May 16, 2013

Turkey Run High School names top 2013 students


News Release

---- — Kaleigh Basan has been named valedictorian and Jeff Woods and Kendall Davies are co-salutatorians for the Turkey Run High School Class of 2013.

Graduation ceremonies will be in the high school gymnasium at 11 a.m. May 25 with 36 students receiving their diplomas.

Basan, the daughter of Rob and Shannon Belcher of Bloomingdale, has been a member of the band, academic super bowl teams, volleyball and softball teams, National Honor Society, student council, drama and 4-H. This year, she participated in the band solo and ensemble contest and received a silver medal in the Division 1 state competition.

She will be graduating with an academic honors diploma and has earned her academic honors letter three times. Her other academic awards include the Presidents Education Award and the Bausch and Lomb Honorary Award.

Basan will be attending Purdue University to major in pharmacy and minor in chemistry. She hopes to become a small-town pharmacist.

Co-Salutatorian Jeff Woods is the son of Dan and Monie Woods of Tangier. He has been a four-year letter winner for football, basketball and baseball. He has been named all-conference five times and honorable mention all-conference three times. He has also been a 10-year member of 4-H and a member of National Honor Society. He has earned three academic excellence award and many class awards. Selected by his peers, he was named as the Daughters of American Revolution Good Citizen.

He plans to attend college to play baseball and study business management and then return to the family farm to continue the family business

Co-Salutatorian Kendall Davies is the daughter of Shane Davies of Bloomingdale and Tami Davies of Rockville. She has been a four-year letter winner for volleyball and has played basketball three years. She was named all-conference for volleyball her junior and senior years. Her other activities include student council, National Honor Society and a two-year member of yearbook. She has served as business manager of the yearbook this year and won second place in sports feature writing for the state yearbook Harvey awards. She has also been a 10-year member of 4-H.

Davies plans to attend Ball State University to major in communications and journalism.