Thomasville Times Enterprise

Mobile

May 24, 2014

306 earn diplomas at Central

THOMASVILLE — By Susanne Reynolds

susanne.reynolds@gaflnews.com

THOMASVILLE — Thomas County Central’s seniors entered the gymnasium one last time as a class to celebrate their ultimate accomplishment as Yellow Jackets.

On Saturday at 10 a.m., 306 members of the class of 2014 received their diplomas at the Thomas County Central High Gymnasium. The group featured 39 honor graduates.

During her address, Salutatorian Kaylee Shaver thanked the teachers and families who supported the class throughout the years.

Shaver, the daughter of Bill and Robin Shaver, said she will cherish the memories of various field trips and parties her class enjoyed.  The University of Georgia-bound student also explained that she and her classmates will always be Yellow Jackets in everything they do.

“Being a Yellow Jacket is about pride and love,” she said. “It’s about the passion for the game and performance. When we walk off the field for the last time, our hearts crumble, but we will always be Thomas County Central High School Yellow Jackets.”

Valedictorian Lauren Rich discussed overcoming hardships.

“Life rarely turns out like it should,” she said. “We can’t change the situation, but we can change the way we look at it.”

Rich gave examples of frustrations people face on a daily basis, such as standing in line at the grocery store. She encouraged the class to see the beauty in everything.

“It’s not a chore. It’s an opportunity,” Rich said. “Offer smiles and kind words every chance you get. No matter how small you think the something is, there will be ripples.

“Life if won by those who appreciate the small things.”

Lauren Rich is the daughter of Bahan Rich and Michelle Ian. She plans to attend the University of Georgia and major in telecommunications.

 

1
Text Only
Mobile
Business Marquee
House Ads
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
AP Video
Netanyahu Vows to Destroy Hamas Tunnels Obama Slams Republicans Over Lawsuit House Leaders Trade Blame for Inaction Malaysian PM: Stop Fighting in Ukraine Cantor Warns of Instability, Terror in Farewell Ravens' Ray Rice: 'I Made a Huge Mistake' Florida Panther Rebound Upsets Ranchers Small Plane Crash in San Diego Parking Lot Busy Franco's Not Afraid of Overexposure Fighting Blocks Access to Ukraine Crash Site Dangerous Bacteria Kills One in Florida Workers Dig for Survivors After India Landslide Texas Scientists Study Ebola Virus Smartphone Powered Paper Plane Debuts at Airshow Southern Accent Reduction Class Cancelled in TN
Twitter Updates
Follow us on twitter
Poll

Does it bother you that the Thomasville-Thomas County Central football game won't be played for at least the next two years?

Yes
No
     View Results
Video
Sports Pulse
Must Read
Must Read