Some 159 graduates received their diploma Friday night at the 129th Annual Commencement at Taylorville High School's Dolph Stanley Gym.
It was a packed house for the just over one hour ceremony where class speaker Kennedie Cearlock told graduates their preserverence led them to graduate.
The night also featured a special Taylorville Senior High Choir number entitled "Like an Eagle", and a special Senior High Concert Band number called "Undertow."
T-H-S principal Matt Hutchison told the crowd that over 22-percent of this year's grads were honor students all 4 years, and added this class' 4 years were full of challenges.
Taylorville School Superintendent Doctor Chris Dougherty told attendees T-H-S seniors have made many strides.
Following presentation of the diplomas by Taylorville Board president Tricia Marberger, senior Elizabeth Schafer gave the benediction. Here's a portion of it.
The event was broadcast live on groovy 97-point-3 WRAN.
Here's class speaker Kennedie Cearlock's complete speech:
Here's senior Elizabeth Schaefer's complete benediction: