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Class of 2014 is poised to graduate
Thursday, May 22, 2014
By PAUL COLLINS - Bulletin Staff Writer
Seniors from four local schools will graduate this weekend, and the president of a Virginia college will speak at one of the ceremonies.
Magna Vista High School will hold graduation at 7 p.m. Friday; Bassett High School, at 9 a.m. Saturday; and Martinsville High School and Carlisle School, each at 10 a.m. Saturday.
Magna Vista and Bassett’s graduations will be in the football stadiums; Martinsville High’s will be in the school auditorium; and Carlisle’s will be held in the courtyard.
At Carlisle, Christopher B. Howard, president of Hampden-Sydney College, will speak, said Deborah Lazaro, HR director/executive assistant.
Magna Vista Principal Gracie Agnew said student speakers there will be Michael Douglas Chavez, whose speech is titled “The Past of the Warrior”; John Cullen Moran, “The Choice Is Yours”; and Jasmine Lynne Boardwine, “Never Stop Graduating.”
The top 10 percent of seniors academically were given an opportunity to prepare a speech, and a committee selected the speakers, Agnew said.
At Bassett, class president Caleb Lester will speak about “The Power of Our Differences,” said Shekila Yralux, school counselor.
The top four seniors academically also will speak, Yralux said. They are, in no particular order: Orion Bye, who will speak about “Different Destinations”; Travis Koger, “Different Talents”; Carla Lackey, “Different Dreams”; and Rohit Lalchandani, “Same Power,” Yralux said.
At Martinsville High, Ashleigh Buck, a Superintendent’s Award winner, will speak, said Clarence Simington, 12th grade guidance counselor. Marnié Martin, class president, also will give remarks, he said.