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Troup High Completes Graduation Ceremony after Rain Delay

Troup High Completes Graduation  Ceremony after Rain Delay

The Troup High Class of

2021 was finally able walk

in front of friends and family to receive their diplomas after an hour-plus rain delay that interrupted commencement exercises at Callaway Stadium Friday night.

Prior to the ceremony’s start, school ovcials ad vised that inclement weather was possible, but they planned to continue. If they had to stop for rain, guests were asked to return to their cars and wait for further notice via the web.

Things looked fine as

the Troup High School AFJROTC presented colors and Senior Class President Hamilton Bedingfield lead the pledge and ouered a welcome speech.

STAR student Barbara Hart was also able to speak and Salutatorian Haylee Ward shared a poem without delay, but trouble began during Co-Valedictorian Chloe Thames ’ speech.

Winds began to pick up and sprinkles quickly turned into heavy rain, so ovcials

called for the delay as

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Tommy Murphy

Stau Writer

Troup High graduates toss their caps after a long night.

Winds began to pick up during Co-Valedictorian Chloe Thames’s speech.

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students left the field and

audience members exited

to find shelter. The ceremo ny was later able to resume around 9:30 p.m.

Thames and Co-Valedictorian Emilee Johnson were then able to complete their

speeches, followed by re marks from Principal Niki Watts.

Eventually, School Su perintendent Brian Shu-

mate certified the graduates, who were able to walk and receive their diplomas as planned.

Congratulations to the Troup High School Class of 2021! You earned it!

After the rain delay, Troup High graduates were able to walk to receive their diplomas.

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