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Jefferson graduates over 300

By Staff | Jun 5, 2015

Jefferson High School’s seniors took their final walk last Saturday at Shepherd University as they completed the annual commencement ceremony. More than 300 students received diplomas from Principal Kenneth Garvey.

Speaking to her peers, Senior Class Vice President Maclaine Lewis referenced the next chapter in their lives as they close out the the volume just completed.

“As we are handed our diploma, we’ll start volume two by picking up the pen,” Lewis said.

A lighted sign for the front of the school was presented as the class gift to Garvey. In addition, a gift basket was given to class advisor Karma Wood.

Mitchell Wadja, a graduating senior, read the class poem, written by student Kassandra Williams.

Seniors traversed the aisle to walk across the stage and accept their diplomas from Garvey, after which they received congratulations from members of Jefferson High’s administration and members of the Jefferson County Board of Education.

Washington High School also held their commencement exercises on Saturday.