LaGrange High Graduation
LaGrange High School held an expedient commencement ceremony Saturday morning at Callaway Stadium to send off the Class of 2018 before expected rain arrived.
The 255 graduating seniors of the Class of 2018 celebrated their last moments as Grangers with words of wisdom from their distinguished classmates.
Student Council President Maurie White congratulated her fellow graduates and remarked on the results of all the hard work of their four years together in the halls and classrooms of LaGrange High “Today we have finally made it. All of our long nights and hard work have paid off. Be proud of all that you have accomplished,” said White, adding “The Class of 2018 is destined for greatness.”
Commencement addresses were offered by Salutatorian Hannah Lee and Elizabeth Kaplan, Valedictorian and Star Student.
Lee used Dr. Seuss’ “Oh the Places You’ll Go” to describe her feelings on finally arriving on graduation day.
“Congratulations. Today is your day. You’re off to Great Places. You’re off and away. You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You’re on your own. You know what you know and you are the guy who’ll decide where to go,” said Lee quoting from the book.
“No matter what we do or where we go, we’re all people capable of doing great things,” she added.
Valedictorian Elizabeth Kaplan also used a quote to describe her high school success.
“If I have seen further than others, it is by standing upon the shoulders of giants,” recited Kaplan, quoting Isaac Newton.
Kaplan advised she couldn’t accept the accolades of valedictorian, star student, or even her diploma, without acknowledging the many people who helped her along the way. Kaplan thanked her parents, teachers, and friends for pushing her along the way and for the love and support since walking into Pre-K more than a decade ago.
Once the speeches were done, School Superintendant Cole Pugh certified the diplomas and the Class of 2018 walked across the stage for their last time as Grangers.
Troup County News congratulates the LaGrange High School Class of 2018!
The students walk back to their seats after accepting their well earned diplomas.
Senior Class President Ben Stogner