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159 Graduates Receive Diplomas At Taylorville High School Graduation Friday Night


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:



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