As heard on WHOW, Clinton High School held its graduation ceremony for the Class of 2021 on Sunday afternoon.
Clinton Superintendent Curt Nettles acknowledged the hard work of the school board and the community at large to be able to host an in-person ceremony. He notes looking back it was uncertain whether or not an in-person ceremony would be feasible.
Valedictorians Mia Kaufman and Bethany Overbey reminisced over the many life lessons their class has learned. They noted the impact of the pandemic and the challenges it brought to their daily lives.
CHS English teacher Kathryn Bent was voted to address the Class of 2021. She noted how the students have grown over the years personally and academically. She reminded them of the many mistakes they have made along the way and emplored to continue making mistakes as that is how growth is achieved.
Andrew Pagel was the Salutatorian and Class Presidents Lydia Taylo and Mia Kaufman announced the graduates as they received their diplomas.