New Castle High School had 203 graduates from the Class of 2021. Here are some noteworthy facts from the new graduates:

Top ten announce future plans

Nancy Elizabeth Thompson is the daughter of Ron and Donna Thompson. Nancy is the valedictorian of the senior class. She plans to attend Ball State University and major in music education.

Roland Yadman Wong is the son of Raymond Wong and Anna Lam. Roland is the salutatorian of the senior class. He plans to attend Indiana University. He will study cybersecurity.

Sara Joy Quine Espiritu is the daughter of the Rev. M. Rex Espiritu and the late Melissa Quine Espiritu. She plans to attend Indiana University and study education. Sara is third in her class.

William Christopher Grieser is the son of Matt and Anna Grieser. He plans to attend Indiana University and major in sports medicine and exercise science. William is fourth in his class.

Jackson Drew Clapp is the son of Julie Clapp and the late Jay Clapp. He plans to attend Indiana University and study kinesiology. He is fifth in his class.

Molly Paige Alspaugh is the daughter of Jason and Jennifer Alspaugh. She plans to attend Indiana State University and study communication sciences and disorders and psychology. Molly is sixty in her class.

Conner Zade Jarrett Ford is the son of Shawn and Kim Ford. Conner is tied for seventh in his class. Conner will be attending Indiana University East to major in biochemistry or human life sciences.

Jace Allen Logston is the son of Joshua and Mindy Logston. He plans to attend Ball State University and will major in business. Jace is tied for sevent in his class.

Brayden Tyler Ring is the son of Brian and Karri Ring. Brayden plans to study International Business and Law at Wittenberg University. He is ninth in his class.

Macayla Shea McGowen is the daughter of Darvin and Jennifer McGowen. She plans to attend Trine University and study pre-physician assistant. Macayla is 10th in her class.

Achievement Day Honors

Ring Winners – 4.0 and above Seniors

Molly Paige Alspaugh, Savannah Nichol Antrim, Jackson Drew Clapp, Sara Joy Quine Espiritu, Conner Zade Ford, Collin David Glover, William Christopher Grieser, Ronni Jo Johnson, Jace Allen Logston, Macayla Shea McGowan, Caleb Hoshea Nunnery, Madison Lee Poe, Brayden Tyler Ring, Nancy Elizabeth Thompson, Emma Christine Walls, Roland Yadman Wong

Certificates – 3.6667-3.9999 – Seniors

Dylan William Beck, Mackenzie Lauren Bridgeman, Abigail Jane Byers, Gabriel Aaron Cauthern, Jonathan Paul Hardwick, Nathan Evert Jones, Grayson Michael Joslin, Andrew Michael Lacey, Caitlin Joelle Lorton, Eliza Ruth Madden, Blake Michael James McKown, Layne Allen Nicholson, Mabrey Elaine Shaffmaster, Cole Micheal Southerland, Caleb Blue Supinger, Anastasia Marie Taylor, Emma Nicole Thurman, Darla LeAnn Tinch, Samantha Paige Ward, Lucas James Witham

Crests and Certificates – 3.6667 and Above – Juniors

Ava Shae Bell, Dillon Michael Bergum, Ellen Andrea Bergum, Carter Clinton Bertsch, Adeline Grace Bunner, Rhyse Elizabeth Burkholder, Ashlynn Brook Clouse, Daniel Martin Craft, Angelique Nicole Engelbrecht, Andrew Owen Fewell, Isaac James French, Kyle Logan Gabbard, Matthew Daniel Gerth, Caleb Michael Grow, Elizabeth Jo Guffey, Lauren Guffey, Anyssa Monet Hall, James Michael Harris, Lylah Hope Hutson, Bryce Joshua Jenkins, Jamie Marie Kernel, Margaret Lynann Lewis, Corbin William Malott, Madelyn Faith Meek, Payton Layne Plank, Alexis Marie Rudloff, Garrett Jackson Rusch, Dawson James Scott, Clayton Michael Smith, Trenton Allan Sweigart, Chad Derek Tabor, Jolie Lane Tompkins, Cole Ryan Werking


Thank you to our community who on Wednesday, May 26, gave over quarter of a million dollars to our students!

Henry County Community Foundation = $123,716.00

Local “In-House” Scholarships = $224,130.00

Grand total = $347,846.00

Military recruits

Savannah Antrim enlisted in the Army. Antrim is leaving on Aug. 9, for Ft. Sill, Oklahoma for Basic Training and onto Sam Houston, Texas for training in Combat Medic. She has an eight year contract with the Army.

Noah Cupp enlisted in the Army. Cupp is leaving on June 29, for Ft. Jackson, South Carolina for Basic Training and onto Ft. Gordon, Georgia for training in Signal Support System Specialist. He has a four year active duty contract.

College credit

A dozen graduating Trojans also completed college credits while in high school through IVY Tech, Ball State University or Indiana University. These students have completed enough credits to have their 1 st year of college completed – meaning a substantial savings to the students and their families:

Jade Clark, Conner Ford, Collin Glover, William Grieser, Jonathan Hardwick, Andrew Lacey, Jace Logston, Macayla McGowan, Brayden Ring, Mabrey Shaffmaster, Anastasia Taylor and Emma Walls.

The following student completed IVY Tech Certifications through the Career Center and prepared to enter the world of work:

Elena Aguilar, Mackenzie Bridgeman, Abigail Byers, Emma Cole, Katherine Cooper, Jackson Criswell, Miulin Dupart, Deven Fielden, Conner Ford, Triston Hargrave, Quinten Hedges, Karen Hernandez, Kyla Hicks, Ronni Johnson, Macayla McGowan, Justin Upchurch, Emma Walls, Mick Walls, Samantha Ward, Gage Wilson and Carson Woolard.