Bryce Braddy and Caylee Lynn top the TCHS Class of 2020

Valedictorian Bryce Braddy

Despite working at WLYU Radio, calling Toombs County Bulldog baseball games all by himself, leading the Redcoat Marching Band as the drum major and playing keyboards in two rock bands, senior Bryce Braddy found enough time in his busy 24-hour day to also be named the valedictorian of the Toombs County class of 2020.

“To be the valedictorian, is one of the highest honors you can receive for the four years of going to high school,” Braddy said. “I recollect my ACE teacher in middle school, Mrs. Pierce, telling me and a few others in eighth grade that we were the predicted ones to be valedictorian and salutatorian. At the time, I didn’t exactly know what a valedictorian did or what it meant until after I attended the graduation of 2016 for Toombs County High. I knew as soon as I watched the valedictorian of that class’s speech that I wanted to be the valedictorian of my class.”

“Ninth grade came, and I didn’t focus on being the valedictorian. I just did my work, turned everything in on time, and was a good student. At the end of that year, I found out I was first in my class, and that’s when the race began. I didn’t just do my work promptly, I strived to have the highest grade. Between 10th and 11th grade, I started taking dual enrollment classes through Southeastern Technical College, and then making good grades was a necessity,'” Braddy added.

“To me being valedictorian is an honor gifted to one particular student but also an honor given to a student who earned it. I want to thank my parents and friends. I also want to thank all my teachers from the past, but specifically my ACE teachers Mrs. Ann Murphy and Mrs. Marshia Pierce and my high school science teacher Mrs. Wendie Sikes. Being valedictorian will be one of the best honors I will ever receive and I am very excited to represent my class in our commencement ceremonies.”

Bryce will be attending Georgia Southern University in the fall and he has already planned his double-major. “I want to major in political science with a minor in communications with the hopes of one day working for a premiere news station and someday starting my own broadcasting company.” 

Salutatorian Caylee Lynn
 
Caylee Lynn- who attended Toombs Central Elementary School- is the 2020 salutatorian, “As the only girl with three older brothers, you can only imagine how competitive things were at my house. This being the case, my main goal for high school was to wear red and gold like my brothers, Caylee said.
 
“I would have never imagined that I would be salutatorian, and I am truly honored to represent my class. I give all the glory to my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ; without Him I would not be where I am today. I have always loved to hunt and fish, and I am very active in my church youth group. After high school, I plan to attend Georgia College to pursue a degree in Biology to further my learning to become a veterinarian.” 

2020 TCHS Honor Graduates with Distinction

Trevor Sconyers
Zada Longtin
Falyn Holland
Madison Hall
Carson Burton
Caleb Hartley
Trey Cloud
Jada Smith
Holly Brinson
Crystal Morales
Lexie Martin
Christopher Dykes
Hannah Varnadoe
Zachary McCrory
Lorren Herndon
DeVante Willis
Shaliyah Lamar
Carley Partin
Courtney McCoy
Madison Mimbs
Maggie Waller
Serafin Mendoza-Ruiz
Jazmin Nahuaca
Kevyn Rosales
Aaliyah Spikes
Rebekah Corbitt
Tyreike Butler
Ester Camera
Fernando Florez
Drekari Jones
Sarah Kelley
Alexander Meads
Julian Quintino
Brittany Copeland
Alana Strawn
Mekala Singleton
James Walker
Matthew Barwick
Kiley Banks

Honor Graduates

Karina Alvarado-Abarca
Ivry Brown
Ashunti Campbell
Elizabeth Coxwell
Calvnika Davis
Makensey Grimes
Ethan Halama
Easten Harrelson
Madison Hitchcock
Vastie James
Diamond Logan
Aaliyah Lopez
Ivan Martinez
Chase Miller
Cynthia Rivas
Alex Roman
Mariela Tinoco
Ashley Venegas
Destiny Yeomans

Graduation Ushers

Mikenna Salem

Caleb Worth

Kenna Marsh

Makenzie Sager

Abigail Tapley

Jodi Kramer

Emma Creamer

Cristina Tinoco

Hailey Barwick

 

Valedictorian Bryce Braddy through the years 

In 2011 Bryce Braddy scored a 100 with this project
In 2011 Bryce Braddy was a member of the Braves Mite team
In 2011 Bryce Braddy was a member of the Braves Mite team
In the fall of 2011 Bryce Braddy was an offensive right tackle for the Cardinals
In 2012 Bryce Braddy, dressed as Willy Wonka, had to pose as if he were a statue in a wax museum
In 2015 Bryce Braddy was a Lyons Junior All-Star
In 2016 an 8th grade Bryce Braddy was a shortstop for the TCMS Bullpups
In 2019 senor Bryce Braddy was the drum major for the Redcoats
Bryce Braddy at Booster Stadium