Callaway High Says Goodbye to Class of 2021, Principal Laney
Callaway High School held its 25th commencement ceremony Thursday night at Callaway Stadium in LaGrange during a bittersweet ceremony, saying goodbye to both the Class of 2021 and Principal Jonathan Laney, who is exiting high school for a new role as Director of Secondary Education for Troup County Schools.
Class President and honor graduate, Messiah d Jorné
Brown opened the ceremony, welcoming friends, family, and fellow students to the mostly filled stadium,
followed by speeches from Salutatorian, Caden Thomas Prather and Valedictorian Saeam Shim.
The class leaders ouered
speeches featuring contrasting themes, with Prather focusing on past high school experiences and Shim looking toward the future.
Prather’s speech focused heavily on Callaway athletic endeavors, winning a state championship in football, and friendships made playing double’s tennis. Callaway High had an impressive year in sports all around, including a Class AA State Championship in football.
Shim spoke of upcoming challenges in the future and encouraged his fellow graduates to meet them head-on.
“No matter where we go or what we do, there will be some challenges ahead of us,” he said. “What I’m asking from each of you, and from myself, is to meet those challenges straight-on with your head held high,
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The Callaway High Class of 2021 toss their caps after receiving their well earned diplomas.
Salutatorian Caden Thomas Prather
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and your heart wide open.”
After the speeches, In terim Superintendent Brian
Shumate certified the grad –
uates and they performed
their final act as Callaway Cavaliers, proudly walk ing in front of family and friends to accept their well earned diplomas.
Troup County News congratulates the Callaway High School Class of 2021!
Valedictorian Saeam Shim