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Long Co. grads bid farewell
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Long County High School graduate Al Jackson shows off his diploma May 13. - photo by Mikee Riddle

There were 111 seniors who flipped their tassels May 13 at Long County High School’s graduation ceremony. 

Class Treasurer Shelby Mock began the ceremony at Veteran’s Stadium with the invocation, and Class Secretary Brittany Lee followed with the Pledge of Allegiance.

Steve Smith then led the class as the National Anthem played.

Afterward, Class President Charlie Futch welcomed his fellow graduates and guests. 

Rochelle Cote’ delivered the salutatory address, and then top graduate Angel Dennison gave the valedictory address.

Principal Scotty Hattaway presented the class; Superintendent Dr. Robert Waters accepted the class. 

The graduates then received their diplomas. 

Afterward, attendees observed a moment of silence for Mark Horne and Shawnee McGowan, who would have graduated if not for their untimely deaths.

The LCHS chorus sang the alma mater, and Class Vice President Alexis Flournoy followed with the class farewell.

Class Parliamentarian Cora Council concluded the ceremony with the benediction.

Scottie Burch, Daniel Middleton, Dominick Torres, Sarah Barrett, Emily Stephens and Lauren Young were the ushers for the ceremony.

Editor’s note: Content for this story was limited because members of the press were not allowed on the track during the ceremony.

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