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Claxton commencement held Saturday graduation well attended

Valedictorian Matthew Brewton gestures while speaking to the crowd on Saturday. -- Photo courtesy of John Pate

Dr. Justin Russell and BOE?Chairman David Greene call names for diplomas. -- Photo courtesy of Ginger Russell

Jazmine Price and Myah Walker light a candle in memory of fellow classmate Rachel DeLoach. -- Photo courtesy of Melissa Hill Sands

Claxton commencement held Saturday
graduation well attended

The weather was sunny, a strong wind blew as Claxton seniors graduated and embarked on a new journey Saturday morning, May 23, at Bell Memorial Field.
A large crowd attended the ceremony to watch 96 students march across the field to accept their diplomas. “It was a huge crowd,” said Dr. Joy Collins, school superintendent. 
Matthew Brewton, class valedictorian, and Laura Hill, salutatorian, both addressed their fellow students and the crowd. “To me, the highlight was the valedictorian’s speech. He did a wonderful job. It was one of the best speeches I’ve ever heard,” Collins said. 
“The speeches were very classy,” said Dr. Justin Russell, CHS principal. Russell also addressed the students one last time during the commencement ceremony.

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