Heritage Hills seniors to graduate Saturday


LINCOLN CITY — Heritage Hills High School’s Class of 2021 will graduate Saturday at 4 p.m. ET at the Lincoln Amphitheatre.

The commencement ceremony will be a limited capacity, ticketed event, but there will be a free live-stream for those who cannot be in attendance.

The class’ valedictorians are Nevah Barnett, Emily Patmore and Kyla Peter. The salutatorian is Kenley Mulzer.

Nevah Barnett

Nevah Barnett

Nevah is the daughter of Jason and Sarah (Weber) Barnett of Santa Claus.

She participated in Riley’s Dance Marathon, Student Council, Beta Club, Fellowship of Christian Athletes and Feed My Starving Children.

She received the Patriot Award from Heritage Hills, the Mental Attitude Award for basketball two years in a row, the Captain’s Award for volleyball two years in a row, the Patriot Award for volleyball and the Spanish II Award. She received the University of Southern Indiana Presidential Scholarship and the Othmar and Virginia Ringeman Family Scholarship from the Spencer County Community Foundation.

Nevah will attend University of Southern Indiana to study nursing as a member of the USI Honors Program.

Emily Patmore

Emily Patmore

Emily is the daughter of Jodi Tornatta-Patmore and Kevin Patmore of Santa Claus. She participated in varsity tennis; Beta Club; Student Council; Academic Bowl in social studies, math and interdisciplinary; and was a junior counselor at Santa Claus United Methodist Church Camp.

She received the Rising Star of Indiana Award, was in the top 10% of her class, was the class president for two years and received third place as a Spanish competitor at the Beta State Convention.

She also received the Lilly Endowment Community Runner-Up Scholarship, the Memorial Hospital Foundation Scholarship and the LifeSpring Foundation of Indiana Scholarship. Emily will attend Butler University to study health sciences on the pre-medical school track.

Kyla Peter

Kyla Peter

Kyla is the daughter of Darrell and Lynn (Meunier) Peter of Lamar.

She participated in softball and volleyball, Beta Club, Natural Helpers, 4-H and Indiana Gators Fastpitch softball.

She received the Rising Star of Indiana Award, was a member of 4-H for 10 years, was in the top 10% of her class and was Academic All-State for volleyball.

She received the Indiana University Luddy Scholar Scholarship, IU Luddy Direct Admit Scholarship, IU Kirk Scholarship, IU Provost Scholarship and Gene and Christina Schwindel Scholarship. Kyla will attend Indiana University to study data science.

Kenley Mulzer

Kenley Mulzer

Kenley is the daughter of Ken and DeNae (Bouse) Mulzer of Santa Claus.

She participated in soccer, FCA, Santa Claus United Methodist Church Rooted Youth Service, Beta Club and the Santa Claus United Methodist Church youth group.

She has received the following awards: Top 10% Academic All-State in soccer, Academic All-Conference in soccer, Patriot Award in soccer and the Invite Grow Serve Award through the Santa Claus United Methodist Church.

She also received the Academic Merit Scholarship and will be a Border State Scholar through Western Kentucky University.

Kenley will attend Western Kentucky University to study biology and Spanish as a member of the Mahurin Honors College.

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