It was a busy week for the Class of 2021 at Greene County High School.
On May 20, the GCHS staff and administrators held a Senior Awards Banquet. Scholarships were awarded, honor cords were given out along with other honors.
However, everyone had to wait for the biggest announcement of the night until the very end.
This was the night the seniors would first learn of who made top 10 in their graduating class.
With a slideshow prepared on the television screens in the commons area, GCHS revealed each member of the top 10 by clicking the next slide.
One by one, they were announced.
Breanna Waldroup, Bethaney Herrington, Treneice Grimes, Asia Stokes, Makayla Nesbitt, Amber Higdon, Katerria Rowland and Traquavis Bolden made up the 10 through three slots, respectively.
Announcing the class’ Salutatorian and Valedictorian, though, came with a little more prestige.
Principal James Peek came to the podium to announce Tiffany Hernandez-Salinas and Paulina Macias as the Salutatorian and Valedictorian, respectively.
The entire crowd rose to their feet in celebration of all graduates to close out the ceremony.
But that wasn’t the only time the Class of 2021 would be celebrated last week.
Its Baccalaureate service was held on May 23 at Grace Fellowship.
A few of the graduates had a part in the service, too.
Kamron Wright welcomed all guests with O’Darien Bennett reading scripture following after the welcome. Then Shawntavia Jernigan presented an inspirational reading.
John Ellenberg, the CEO of the Greene College and Career Academy, gathered students to the altar of the church and prayed over them.
That was followed by the introduction of the speaker done by Rebecca Thiele. The service’s speaker was Rev. Corey Williams, pastor of Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church in Buckhead, Georgia.
After Williams’ address to the graduates, Rev. Jimmy Long, pastor of Grace Fellowship, presented Bibles to all of the graduates.
Ava Weaver, the class’ counselor, said a special thanks and Peek delivered closing remarks.
Both occasions mark the nearing of the class’ graduation from high school. Their graduation will take place on Friday, June 4 at Tiger Stadium beginning at 7 p.m.