67 At CHS To Get Diplomas This Friday Night
Sixty-seven Commerce High School seniors will turn their tassels Friday night or Saturday morning if it rains Friday when Commerce High School graduates the Class of 2008.
The ceremony is at 8:00 p.m. at Tiger Stadium. If it rains, the event would be held the following morning at 11 at the stadium.
Speakers will include Kaylin Canup, fourth honor graduate; Chessie Hacker, third honor graduate; Wesley Lewis, salutatorian; and Win Blair, valedictorian.
Students will march onto the field to “Pomp and Circumstance,” played by the CHS band. The ceremony will begin with an invocation by Katelyn Nevil and a welcome by Hamp Gary, followed by the speakers.
Kristina McFadden, fifth honor graduate, will introduce guests, and Joy Tolbert will recognize seniors who have won awards.
Donnie Drew, principal, will present the class, Superintendent James E. “Mac” McCoy will confirm the graduation, and Dr. Paul Sergent, chairman of the Commerce Board of Education, will present the diplomas.
The program will close with a prayer from class treasurer Andrea Briscoe, followed by the singing of the CHS alma mater.
Class officers are Hamp Gary, president; Wesley Lewis, vice president; Katelyn Nevil, secretary; and Andrea Briscoe, treasurer.
Ushers for the event will be Rebekah Andrews, Colton Brown, Lauren Cooper and Alexandria Pace. Class sponsors are Johnnie Blair, chairperson; Michelle Courtwright and Mark Hale.
Friday is the last day of school.