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Hats off to Hart County graduates

The Hart County High School graduating class of 2018 throw their hats into the air to celebrate the end of
their high school career.

Rayna Glass

Rain, rain go away… or Hart County graduates anyway!

While the rains persisted on Saturday afternoon, May 19, Hart County High School weathered the storm to honor the graduating class of 2018.

182 students graduated, marking the very last class to have spent their high school career in the “old
building.” As the students will not have the opportunity to experience the new school building next year, they were given a special gift to mark their historic class. Each student received a piece of the old bleachers from the gymnasium with an engravement of their school on it.

Senior class president, Asa Waggoner, welcomed attendees and graduates to the day’s ceremony, Vice
President Rachel McIntire led the assembly in the Pledge of Allegiance, and Secretary Natalie Thompson presented the senior message.

Following the recognition of families, guests, and educators by Principal Greg Cecil, Robin Wilson, class Salutatorian presented her Salutatory address.

“No matter how far we go or how this place changes, we will always be Raiders, and we can always call
Hart County home,” said Wilson in closing.

Molly Bostic followed with her Valedictory address, reminding her peers, “This is our moment, our time to shine.”

Shae Crain presented the final student message after the presentation of diplomas, and the Hart County High School Band played as students filed out from their seats to celebrate their accomplishment with family.

Students look to their families, friends and teachers as a sign of gratitude for their support.

Class Secretary Natalie Thompson presents the student message.

Class President Asa Waggoner welcomes the crowd.

Adam Ragland and John Carter Russell part ways to their seats for the ceremony.

Natalie Poynter and Julio Rocho-Molina walk the line to their commencement ceremony.

Deanna Vance greets her daughter Claire Vance.

Educators said their goodbyes to graduates as they prepared to walk toward their commencement ceremony.

Robin Wilson gives her Salutatory address.

Molly Bostic reads her Valedictory address.

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