Nyssa Class of ’19 ready to graduate

Nyssa High School’s Class of 2019 gathers for memories and a group photo in the Bulldog gym. (Submitted photo)

NYSSA – The Bulldog Class of 2019 will march to the podium this weekend in graduation ceremonies at the school.

Commencement starts at 1 p.m. Sunday at the school.

Leading the class will be four valedictorians:

• Elisabeth (Lily) Faye Bybee, who has been active in FFA, National Honor Society, student council, and kept boys basketball stats. She competed in track and golf.

Daughter of Marc and Tamara Bybee, she plans to attend Gonzaga University and work toward a master’s in special education and teaching certificate.

Elisabeth (Lily) Faye Bybee

• Nathan Esplin, son of Clyde Esplin and Rebecca Kasper. His activities include Key Club, National Honor Society, student council, Pep Club, Game Club, and FBLA, and participated in cross country, track and swimming.

He plans to attend Brigham Young University, and participate on the swim team. He plans to get his pilot’s license.

Nathan Esplin

• Hailey Long, who has been active in FBLA, student council, Pep Club, choir, Honor Society. She was student body president and played tennis and basketball, as well as taking football stats.

Daughter of Clarence Lee Long III and Anna Long, she plans to study music education at Idaho State University, and also go on a church mission.

Hailey Long

• Taylor Talbot, daughter of Ron and Stacie Talbot, who has been active in Select Choir, National Honor Society, track and field, US Paralympic track and field, 4-H Cactus Riders Club.

She plans to attend Brigham Young University-Idaho, serve on a church mission, compete in the 2019 Jr. World Paralympic Championships. A pianist, she wants to become a music teacher.

Taylor Talbot

Named salutatorian for the class is:

• Montserrat Hernandez-Lopez, who has been involved in FBLA, National Honor Society and advanced art. 

Daughter of Ruperto Hernandez Melendez and Rosario Lopez Solis, she plans to attend Oregon State University and major in civil engineering, and hopes to study in Japan for a term. One of her goals is to be able to design and build a house for her parents.

Montserrat Hernandez-Lopez

Following is the list of members of the 2019 Bulldog class:

Roberto Jesus Amezquita

Rosa Maria Arizmendi

Alexia Arredondo

Celestial Aura Bovee

Elisabeth Faye Bybee

Peter Alexander Castillo Aragon

Tanner Scott Castro

Xavier Ray Castro

Rocelia Celedonio Pascacio

Gisell Chavez

Clint Austin Cleaver

Joshua George Dorathy

Ethan Kaes Draper

Cameron Micah Elguezabal

Nathan Robert Esplin

Ruben Octavio Estrada Calderon

Kyle William Ferren

Alejandra Jazmine Fletes

Rhonda Flores Elizondo

Anthony Garcia

Gabriela Garcia

Chloe Chantel Garza

Cynthia Gonzalez

Marlen Gonzalez Caldera

Mary Louise Gordon

Mario Gramajo

Jessica Marie Hamilton

Madisyn Jewel Hartley

Alexis Hernandez

Jakob Anthony Hernandez

Montserrat Hernandez-Lopez

Mariah Herrera

Jakob Angel Iracheta

Wyatt Austin Jensen

Tyler Wayne Johnson

Kaleb Leland Johnson

Kessen Xavier Kimball

Josue Lazo

Bryan Leyva

Hailey Jennifer Long

Alexis Renae Lopez Salazar

Christian Antonio M. Luna

Gerardo Maldonado

Brandon Ray Martinez

Christian Micheal Medina

Angelea Marie Millard

Yesenia Gallegos Montes

Samantha Joanne Moore

Eddie Nicolas-Cortes

Aaliyah Jade Olvera

Jeremy Cress Orosco

Mariali Sagrario 


Jorge Alberto Ortiz

Zion Parker

Marneli Pascacio Diaz

Keyvic Pascacio Mejia

Cesar Pedraza

Bailey Christopher Peterson

Elizabeth Hope Prozanski

Citlalli Ramirez

Jessica Ramirez

Brenda Rivera-Flores

Veronica Ruvalcaba

Isabel Frances Salcido

Angelita Margarita Salinas

Orfelinda Milagros Salinas

Jose Maria Sanchez

Michaela Lyn Savage

Taylor Ruth Talbot

Omar Tellez Jaquez

Cayden Henry Temple

Daizy Torres

Francisco Manuel Torres 


Agustin Trujillo Sotelo

Carlos Manuel Ureiro-Galvez

Destiny Nichole Valero

Levi Jenks Wagstaff

Alexandrea Dawn Wells

Dearden Kyle Woodruff

Angelina Natasha Zuniga

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