Class of 2014 Valedictorian Caitlin Hosey receives her diploma from Superintendent Jerry Prince at Friday Night’s Ceremony (Photo: Rodney East)
(Franklin) — Heard County High School graduated 128 students Friday evening during a ceremony held at Staples Stadium.
An overflow assembly of family, friends, and members of the community were in attendance to see the latest to usher off the Class of 2014 into the next phase of life.
Principal Rodney Kay welcomed those in attendance after the processional entry of the graduates accompanied by the performance of “Pomp and Circumstance” by the HCHS Band.
Several seniors addressed the crowd including Madisen Barfield who led the crowd in the Pledge of Allegiance, Jasmine Jacobs who gave the opening remarks, and Jordan Callahan who offered the senior reading.
Caitlin Hosey delivered the Valedictory Address and Shemeka Parks the salutatory Address. Parks and Fenuku Shaheed led the seniors in the Alma Mater and Erica Hendrix handled the Class Gift Presentation.
Hendrix, Callahan, Shawn Foster and Katelyn Hill led the traditional “Turning of the Tassels.”
Kay gave a speech to the Class of 2014 including the reading of a letter he received earlier in the week from Newsweek Magazine proclaiming HHS as one of the country’s top high schools.
Heard County Superintendent Jerry Prince accepted the seniors and HHS Assistant Principal Chris Edwards announced all of the graduates. After the ceremony, the crowd flooded the football field for photos and congratulations. Click here to see numerous photos of the ceremony courtesy of Rodney East.