“Our future is ahead of us and nothing is standing in the way of our personal success.”
Those were Russell County High School senior class president Sophie Shearer’s parting words during her commencement speech, as the RCHS Class of 2022 held its commencement exercises on Friday, May 27, in the RCHS gymnasium.
The Class of 2022 was made up of just under 200 students, with 168 of those students walking in the graduation.
There was also a chair reserved in the memory of Isaiah Rexroat, a Class of 2022 student who passed away in 2020.
“Those that knew Isaiah felt his love from miles away,” Shearer said about Rexroat in her speech. “He always had a positive outlook on life and never failed to put a smile on someone’s face … There will forever be a missing piece to our graduating class, but I know his legacy lives on every day.”
Senior Morgan Loy gave the closing remarks.
While Shearer mostly focused on the Class of 2022’s past, Loy dedicated her speech on looking toward the future.
Loy also gave the closing prayer.
“We come before you today, Lord, thanking you for bringing us together on this special day. I want to thank you for each and every one of my classmates and all of our family and friends sitting in this room today.
“As we continue on this journey called life, I ask for your divine protection for each one of us. We trust in you Lord, and ask that your will be done for each and every one of us. Make us your hands and feet. Help our lights shine for you. Amen.”
The ceremony was live broadcast and can still be viewed on the Russell County High School Facebook page.
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