Anderson School District One to hold Commencement Services Thursday

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All three Anderson School District One High Schools will hold Commencement Services this Thursday, May 24 at Littlejohn Coliseum in Clemson.
Palmetto High Graduation will be held May 24 at 3 p.m. at Littlejohn Coliseum in Clemson.
Honor Grad Emily Olivia Davis will lead the Pledge of Allegiance. The Concert Choir will sing the National Anthem. Honor Grad Rose Amber Rector will welcome guests.
Salutatorian Noah Isaiah Owens will give his student address. There will be choral presentation “FlyAway Home.”
Valedictorian Dawson Maguire Hays will give his student address.
Honor Grad Gracie Madelyn Williams will read a letter from the Class of 2018. PHS Principal Robert Roach will recognize special guests.
Participating in the Presentation of Diplomas will be Anderson School District One Board Chair Nancy Upton, District One Superintendent David Havird, Principal Roach, Assistant Principal William Jones, and Assistant Principal April Hays.
Principal Roach will confirm the graduates.
The Symphony Orchestra will lead the Alma Mater. Honor Grad Sidney Leibeth Ford will give a student response.
Honor Grad Isabella Raine Salyers will have closing remarks.

Powdersville High Graduation will be held May 24, at 12 noon at Littlejohn Coliseum.
At the start of the program, a Moment of Reflection will be led by Honor Grad Sara Elizabeth Gibson followed by the presentaton of colors by the the Powdersville NJROTC Color Guard.
Honor Grad Nichole Christina Ragsdale will lead the Pledge of Allegiance. Honor Grad Martha Avery Cordle will sing the Star Spangled Banner.
Honor Grad and Student Body President Rebecca Anne Fleetwood will welcome guests.
The Concert Choir Members will present special music.
District One Board members and Administrators will be introduced.
Powdersville High School Principal Dr. Chris Ferguson will then present the Recognition of Honors.
Valedictorian Samuel Graham Nimmer will give his graduation address entitled “Singularity Over Similarity.”
Salutatorian Megan Nichole Johnson will give her graduation address entitled “Oh, The Places We’ve Been!”
Honor Grad Virginia Lee Lindsay will read a letter to the audience.
Dr. Ferguson, Lauree Cole and Phillip Bramblett will award diplomas to graduates..
After presenting diplomas, Honor Grad Garrett Keith Duncan will lead the Alma Mater.
Honor Grad and Senior Class President Olivia Joy Dosher will have closing remarks.

Wren High Commencement Services will be held at 9 a.m. on May 24 at Littlejohn Coliseum.
The Wren High Orchestra, led by Orchestra Director Julie Robinson, will present the Prelude which will be followed by the Processional.
Honor Grad Morgan Elizabeth Davis will have an Opening Reflection.
The Wren NJROTC Color Guard will present the colors.
Honor Grad Nicholas James Andrews will lead the Pledge of Allegiance.
Honor Grad Lauren Michael Beckish will sing the National Anthem.
Honor Grad and Student Body President Sarah Elizabeth Barker will welcome guests.
Special Music entitled “You Raise Me Up” will be presented by Concert Choir Members. Soloists will include Owen Lamarr Stoddard and Honor Grad Emily Mae Schultz.
Wren High Principal Seth Young will recognize special guests including District One Board members and Administrators.
Honor Grad Drake James Gilliland will have a teacher tribute. Princial Young will recognize Honor Graduates.
Valedictorian Michelle Leigh Mayer will present her graduation address entitled “Redefining Success”.
Salutatorian Taylor Nicole Thames will give a graduation address entitled “The Definition of Two”.
Honor Grad Noah Ismael Recio will read a letter to the audience.
Principal Young, Kyle Whitfield and Christopher Chapman will then award diplomas.
The Alma Mater will be led by Honor Grad Caden Thomas Kosek. Honor Grad Sydney Nicole Kelly will have Final Thoughts.
Wren has 276 graduating seniors with 60 Honor Graduates.
Wren Principal Seth Young said, “
The Class of 2018 from Wren High School has accomplished great things in their four years of high school. Students with the help of their parents, teachers, and many others have been successful in academics, athletics, arts and in countless other opportunities in our community. This group of students is destined for great things and I look forward to their continued success after high school.”
The Journal wishes all of our area graduates “All the Best” as they begin a new chapter.
“Congratulations Graduates!”

Be sure to pick up a print copy of The Journal this week for a commemorative Salute to Graduates Section with graduate names, class photos and individual photos!

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