Class of 2014 graduates in unison

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A sign of love for Savannah Cook

David Adlerstein
Published: Wednesday, June 4, 2014 at 01:56 PM.

In the seven years of Franklin County High School commencements, last week’s ranked among the most energetic and enthusiastic of ceremonies, as 63 seniors received diplomas as members of the Class of 2014.

The confident swagger in the gymnasium air May 29 air was seized early by Class President Jathan Martin, who snapped a selfie of himself and his classmates before offering a welcome address that featured a pop quiz.

“Now seniors, I know you thought your high school tests were all over, but here’s a pop quiz. The answer to each question of this pop quiz is simple: The class of 2014,” he said, before launching into four questions, each of which was responded to loudly by his classmates’ collective answer.

“Which class had over 10 athletes signed to colleges?” he asked.

“Which class had students who directed and performed in Franklin County School’s first Broadway production? Which class body was accepted to over 30 colleges and universities? Which class earned over 450 college credit hours? *Which class received over $600,000 in scholarship money?” Martin continued, each answer coming back “The Class of 2014,” loud and clear.

“Throughout our high school career, we have enacted hard-work, determination, and resilience. So, we welcome you to the night where we birth our futures,” he said. ““Tonight is the night where you will witness history. Tonight is the night where the class that has excelled far beyond any other class, will turn their tassels.”

Following his receiving a plaque from Principal Eric Bidwell and Guidance Counselor Roderick Robinson for being salutatorian, and Laura Gallegos and Bria Walker each one for being valedictorian, Martin delivered the address reserved for the second best grade point average in the class.

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