The Franklin County School Class of 2014 is preparing to close out their high school years, take flight for a brand new world, and soar off to seek their destiny. To officially bring to an end these formative years, as well as to end their 2013-14 school year, the Seahawk Graduation Committee invites the Franklin County community to attend two very special traditional senior class events: Senior recognition night and the graduation ceremony.

The fifth annual Senior Recognition Night will be this Friday, May 23. This special event kicks off the school-sponsored graduation activities for the Class of 2014 and will be held in the school’s cafetorium beginning at 6 p.m. Scholarships and monetary awards will be presented from over 30 donors to members of the graduating class.

Although not formally a part of the school’s weeklong graduation activities, the annual baccalaureate service will be held Sunday, May 25 at 4 p.m. at the Eastpoint Church of God.

The graduation committee is also pleased to announce the seventh annual commencement for the 64 graduating Seahawk seniors. This memorable ceremony will be Thursday, May 29 at 7 p.m. in the gymnasium. Doors open at 6 p.m. In preparation for the night, reserved seating selection for the graduate’s families will be Thursday, May 29 at noon, with graduation practice immediately following. Students are required to attend both of these activities. Parents are encouraged to attend the seating selection and assist with this task.

To capture memories for these two special times, videos can be purchased for $40 through pre-orders only. The ordering period runs through May 29. Students and/or parents can see Mrs. Carla Bankston in the front office with their order.

During the graduation ceremony, LifeTouch Photography will take pictures of all graduates at no cost and will e-mail graduates the ordering information, which will be done from their website.

The Seahawk Graduation Committee - Carla Bankston, Dolores Croom, Karyl Gavigan, Leigh Smith, and coordinator Elinor Mount-Simmons -  are working diligently, planning these special occasions for the seniors and are exciting about bringing forth another memorable experience. Please join them, Senior Class Advisors Croom and Kassi Malcolm, and the entire Seahawk family as they help the Class of 2014 create lasting memories of their graduation activities by attending the 2014 graduation events.

Any questions concerning senior recognition night or commencement can be directed to Mount-Simmons at 670-2800, ext. 2111 or at