Hopkinsville High School proudly graduated the class of 2018 Friday night at the Stadium of Champions in spite of the threat of rain.
Cloudy skies didn’t dampen the high spirits of the graduating seniors as they walked across the stage and claimed their diplomas. Assistant Christian County Attorney John Lindsey Adams gave the address and told the graduates to go out in the future and make a difference.
He said they have so many people who care about them and what they’re going to do, and he encourages them to embrace their education and pursue their goals with bravery and kindness.
The valedictorian for the class of 2018 was Veronica Elizabeth Pierre and the salutatorians were Ethan Noel and William Preston White. The other students in the top ten academic honors were Newcomb Maddux, Zachary Croom, James King, Lauren Major, Sara Turner, Thomas Stratton and Shaelee Tate.
The class took time to recognize the veterans and those serving the armed forces in the audience, and made a donation on behalf of Adams to Pennyrile Children’s Advocacy.