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Callaway High Graduation

Callaway High School held its 22nd commencement ceremony Thursday night at Callaway Stadium in La-Grange and said goodbye to the Class of 2018.

Student Council President James Robinson welcomed friends, family, and honored guests from the Board of Education, before reminding his fellow graduates to carry on the lessons learned in school beyond the halls of Callaway High School. He urged them to always strive to go above and beyond.

“Be courteous, be capable, and be cooperative,” Robinson said reminding them of the school motto and of course, “be Callaway.”

Callaway High Principal Jonathan Laney echoed these sentiments challenging the graduates to always strive to be the best versions of themselves.

Salutatorian Alexia Hurston and Valedictorian James Wood also addressed their fellow classmates one last time as Callaway High students before heading off into the next chapter of their lives.

“Today marks the end of the first chapter of our lives and it symbolizes the beginning of the next chapter, one that will include new people, new surroundings, and new experiences,” said Wood. “But this is not the end goal of our lives. The race isn’t over, it just started.”

“There is so much more to achieve, it would be a shame to give up now,” he added. “Don’t fall into the trap of complacency. There will always be more to do, more to see, more to love, more to achieve, and more to improve.”

After the speeches, Superintendent Cole Pugh certified the graduates and they performed their final act as high school students, proudly walking in front of family and friends to accept their well earned diplomas.

Troup County News congratulates the Callaway High School Class of 2018!

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