Morehead State University and the Craft Academy for Excellence in Science and Mathematics honored 2021 graduates this past weekend.
Ceremonies for more than 1,000 MSU spring and summer 2021 graduates were held this past Saturday at the Academic-Athletic Center on the campus of MSU.
To maximize health and safety, guests were limited and separate ceremonies were held for graduates of the Caudill College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences; the Elmer R. Smith College of Business & Technology and the Ernst & Sara Lane Volgenau College of Education; and the College of Science.
Elizabeth Gayle LaBreche (Class of 2021) of Morehead served as the commencement speaker representing the College of Science. She is the daughter of Marvin and Rebecca Hereford and is the wife of Clay LaBreche (Class of 2019). She graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Biology and a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics.
LaBreche plans to enroll in graduate school to study epidemiology and pursue a career in public health.
Georgia Cali Clark (Class of 2021) of Princeton served as commencement speaker representing the Caudill College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences. She is the daughter of Patrick and Jenny Clark. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science, neuroscience area and major in Spanish.
Clark was recently offered an annual $10,000 scholarship to attend the University of Kentucky (UK) School of Medicine. After completing medical school at UK, Clark plans to pursue a career as a neurologist.
Zackary Highley (Class of 2021) of Owingsville served as commencement speaker representing the Elmer R. Smith College of Business & Technology. His parents are Mindy (Class of 1991) and Jeff Highley (Class of 1993). He graduated with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing with minors in social media and public relations and event planning.
Highley plans to continue his education at MSU and earn a Master of Business Administration with a goal to pursue a career in branding, consumer engagement and social media.
Following the 2021 Spring Commencement ceremonies, the graduation ceremony for the Craft Academy Class of 2021 was held to recognize the 58 graduates of the academy.
The student speaker at the ceremony was Cameron Snowden of Jackson. He is the son of Gregory Snowden and Renee Davidson. In the fall, he will become the first Craft Academy graduate to attend Harvard University where he plans to major in political science and English.