Troup High Graduation
Troup High School said goodbye to its 2022 Graduating Class as usual in a packed and lively Callaway Stadium Friday night. The more than 300 graduating seniors were by the largest high school graduating class in Troup County this year.
The seniors celebrated their four years at Troup High School with a victory lap across the stage to receive their well earned diplomas, led by class valedictorian Joseph Walker and salutatorian Wesley Bartlett.
Bartlett encouraged his fellow graduates to maintain their integrity as they continue through life, asking them to hold onto integrity as a guiding light.
“It’s more than honesty. It’s more than keeping your word. It’s more than doing what’s right,” said Bartlett. “It’s about being uncompromising, holding onto ethical principles and values.”
Joseph Walker earned valedictorian honors for Troup High, graduating at 16 years old, having only attended the school for two years. Walker was homeschooled from middle school on and by the time he was fourteen, he had earned enough credits to graduate high school, but attended Troup High for two years for AP classes and to earn college credit.
Walker challenged the class to set goals and dream big.
“Imagine what you want your future to be and do everything in your power to make that future yours. When you set goals for yourself, set them high. The greater your goal, the more you will gain when you achieve it,” said Walker.
Walker thanked his parents, teachers, and even the custodians of Troup High School before receiving his diploma and walking off with his former classmates into the future.
Troup County News congratulates the Troup High Class of 2022!
Some students jumped for joy after receiving their diplomas.
Troup High Valedictorian Joeseph Walker
Troup High Salutatorian Wesley Bartlett