On Saturday, May 21, Long County High School held its commencement ceremony at Veterans’ Stadium. The school graduated 227 students while battling possible delays due to rain.
Class President Andria Bogan welcomed everyone to the ceremonies and thanked teachers and family for pushing them to their goal. She ended her welcome with a scripture from 2 Timothy 1:7.
“For God hath not given us the spirit of fear but of power and of love and of sound mind.”
Salutatorian McKinzie Green and Valedictorian Jacob Cooper both gave their addresses with the latter reminding his classmates of their class motto: “A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.”
“This ceremony not only marks the end of one chapter of our lives, but represents the beginning of a new one,” Cooper said.
After the 227 graduates crossed the stage and received their diplomas, class Vice President Jaliya Carter gave her classmates one final farewell.
While reminiscing on Assistant Principal Michael Taylor’s singing on the loudspeaker in the morning, Carter reminded her classmates to keep moving forward. She quoted Kobe Bryant and Martin Luther King Jr.
“So as we leave chicken Wednesdays and tardies in the rearview, there is a bright future down the path that we begin today,” she said.
73 of the graduates were honor graduates.