Christian County High School sent 306 new graduates out into the world Friday afternoon as their families and friends filled the Stadium of Champions.
Commencement Speaker CCHS Guidance Counselor Tammy Hightower became emotional when she spoke of her students, congratulating them on their years of effort and sometimes difficult commitment.
She urged them to not be afraid to step out of their comfort zones in the days to come when opportunity presents itself.
She told them that she has been truly honored to have guided them in the first steps of their adult lives.
Multiple honor students were recognized, including with Salutatorian Gracie Garrett and Valedictorian Emily Blane. In a special recognition, the school honored Nydarian Bussell, who passed away four years ago and would have graduated this year. His sister and mother accepted his diploma in his memory, with thunderous applause from the crowd.
Many students were recognized, including Gateway Academy students, Beta Club members, honor graduates, Governor’s scholars and members of the National Honor Society.