Graduation Wraps up the School Year for Obion County School System

Lauren Kendall

5/19/22- As another school year comes to a close, the Obion County School System recently celebrated the accomplishments of its graduating seniors from South Fulton High School and Obion County Central High School. The graduation ceremonies, held on the 19th of May, were filled with pride, excitement, and gratitude.

South Fulton High School Graduation: The first graduation ceremony of the evening took place at 5:30 pm at South Fulton High School. The event was a culmination of years of hard work, dedication, and perseverance by the graduating students. Lillian Holzner was honored as the Valedictorian, while Logan Cromika received recognition as the Salutatorian. Their outstanding academic achievements and contributions to their school community were celebrated during the ceremony.

A special moment of inspiration was delivered by Tim, a school board member and South Fulton alumni, who served as the key speaker. Tim's address focused on the importance of perseverance in overcoming challenges and emphasized the significance of never giving up on one's dreams. His words resonated deeply with the graduates and served as a reminder of their potential to make a positive impact in the world.
Sout Fulton High School Cap TossPhoto byLauren Kendall/Obion Co Schools

Obion County Central High School Graduation: At 7:30 pm, on the same evening, Obion County Central High School hosted its graduation ceremony. The atmosphere was filled with anticipation and joy as the graduates prepared to embark on a new chapter in their lives. Lani Taylor was honored as the Valedictorian, recognizing her exceptional academic accomplishments, while Avery Hill was acknowledged as the Salutatorian for their outstanding achievements.
Obion County Central High School Cap TossPhoto byLauren Kendall/Obion Co Schools

Both ceremonies proceeded smoothly, thanks to the collective efforts of the teachers at both schools. Their dedication to providing a supportive environment for the students ensured that the graduation ceremonies were memorable and well-organized.

The success of these graduations would not have been possible without the collaboration and support of various individuals and organizations. The Obion County Sheriff's Department played a vital role in ensuring the safety and security of the events. They provided security at both ceremonies and led a convoy to swiftly and safely transport essential personnel from South Fulton High School to Obion County Central High School.

The contributions of Jake Clapper, the photographer at South Fulton High School, and Jason Aldridge, the photographer at Obion County Central High School, deserve special recognition. Their dedication to capturing the significant moment of diploma handoffs immortalized the graduates' accomplishments, providing them with lasting memories.

The graduation ceremonies at South Fulton High School and Obion County Central High School marked the end of years of hard work, resilience, and academic achievements for the graduating seniors. The presence of speakers, such as Tim, and the exceptional performances of Valedictorians Lillian Holzner and Lani Taylor, along with Salutatorians Logan Cromika and Avery Hill, added to the significance of these events.

The Obion County School System expresses its heartfelt appreciation to all the teachers, staff, parents, and community members who contributed to the success of these graduations. The evening celebrated not only the accomplishments of the graduates but also the collective efforts that supported their educational journeys. As they prepare to embrace new opportunities and challenges, the graduates of South Fulton High School and Obion County Central High School leave behind a legacy of excellence and serve as inspirations to future generations.

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Obion County, TN

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