One hundred nine seniors will step into history Friday night, May 23, at East Jackson Comprehensive High School.
The Class of 2008 will be the first class to graduate from the new school, located on Hoods Mill Road near Commerce.
The graduation ceremony will begin at 6:00 at Eagle Stadium. In the event of rain, it will be moved into the gym.
Briana Jill Griffin and Brittany Nicole Robinett, valedictorian and salutatorian respectively, will speak. Former superintendent of schools Andy Byers, current superintendent Shannon Adams and school board chairman Kathy Wilbanks will all address the senior class.
Honor graduates are Joshua Trey Barnett, Taylor Mark Boswell, Amelia Jewell Paige Dicks, Rodney Robert Fancil, Kayla Theresa Green, Briana Jill Griffin, Briana Dee Halstead, Haley Danielle Leissner, Katelyn Marie McCannon, Jordan Alesia Ramsey, Brittany Nicole Robinett, Dustin Michael Savage, Matthew Dale Smith and Zoua Xiong.
Meanwhile, Jackson County Comprehensive High School will also hold commencement services Friday night, with 253 diplomas to be awarded. Michelle Renee Cornelison is the valedictorian, and Elijah Knowles Gaultney is the salutatorian.
In the event of rain, JCCHS will hold its graduation Saturday morning at 10 a.m.