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James River High School graduates 152 in the Class of 2015

posted May 26, 2015, 11:35 AM by bcps web

The James River High School Class of 2015 graduated on the football field for the first time since 2012. Though the skies were cloudy and the temperatures chill, the 152 students walked on May 21 for their diplomas.

Superintendent Tony Brads reminded the students how much they are prepared for the real, world as well as college. Through dual-enrollment classes, the class had earned over 2,000 transferable college credit hours and career and technical certifications and licenses for more than two-thirds of the class.

Four speakers, class president Meagan Long, SCA president Sidney Hays, salutatorian Molly Austin and valedictorian Kaleigh Neely, reminded their classmates of the fun times, hard work and even cafeteria food as they leave their school years in the past and head into the future.

With Pomp and Circumstance and the alma mater sung by the choir, the graduates walked across the stage to receive their diplomas.

Silly string flew through the air after the students were pronounced graduates by Principal Jamie Talbott, a celebratory end to 13 years of school!

JRHS Graduation Slideshow

By Cathy Benson cathy.benson@roanoke.com 981-3140


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