239 students walked the line during Grayson County High School’s Class of 2014 commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 31.
Following GCHS Principal Todd Johnston’s introduction, James “AJ” Sanders provided his Class President Address and reminded his classmates to, “Keep your mind to the paths you have carved for yourselves.”
GCHS Senior Counselor Mona Higdon then introduced the Class of 2014 and its Top Three Percent, which consisted of Valedictorian Megan Poindexter, Salutatorian Mallory White, Jackson Henderson, Kaylan Shull, Bradley Hicks, Morgan Uebelacker, McKenzie Bryant, Kristen Davis, Sara Schact, and Aaron Zellers.
White followed with her Salutatory Address, and said that, while high school graduation feels like an ending, “This is not the end, it’s the beginning.”
Then Poindexter gave her Valedictory Address and said she and her classmates had had several new experiences during high school, but new experiences don’t end after graduation.
Poindexter also emphasized the importance of looking forward rather than behind.
“Graduation…will bring new experiences,” she said. “Don’t miss out on life after high school.”
Following Grayson County Schools Superintendent Barry Anderson’s presentation of diplomas, Class Vice-President Aaron Zelers and Class Secretary Kenadie Minton led the turning of the class rings.
Then, Class Treasurer Kyle Travis led the turning of the tassels before Johnston officially dismissed the GCHS Class of 2014.
More than 40 GCHS Seniors graduated early and did not walk the line, Higdon said.