Thirty-five eighth graders at the Apalachicola Bay Charter School were given an emotional farewell before a packed Chapman Auditorium June 6, as they prepared to enter high school in the fall.

The soaring ceremony was conducted by ABC Middle School teachers Tara Ward, Melanie Copeland, Anna Keel and Tanya Joanos, along with Principal Chimene Johnson and Assistant Principal Elizabeth Kirvin.

Graduates honored in the pinning ceremony included Jayla Alley, Eve Bond, Corie Cates, Holly Chambers, Cash Creamer, Greyson Creamer, Emily Crosby, Logan Crosby, Tia Cummings, Max Davis, Landon Flowers, Jaylon Gainer, Emily Gay, Juliana Gay, Kacey Howard, Bianca Huber, Robert Kilgore, Allie Kirvin, Mikayla Lloyd, Zack May, Austin McKee, Alexis O’Neal, Tyler Pendleton, Astrid Ramirez, Corbin Rester, Alexis Segree, Alyssa Shiver, Mallorie Shiver, Anna Smith, Katy Spann, Marshall Sweet, Tony Taunton, Ali Valenzuela, KK Wilson and Emily Zingarelli.

Students who received all A's all year included Alley, Cates, Lloyd, O'Neal and Ramirez.

Students on the A/B Honor Roll all year included Segree, Valenzuela, Mallorie Shiver, Kirvin, Alyssa Shiver, Huber, Gainer, Creamer, Spann, Chambers, Emily Crosby, Cummings, Emily Gay, Juliana Gay, Howard and Bobby Kilgore.