Schools to graduate more than 600

Published 12:00 am Thursday, May 18, 2000

More than 600 Miss-Lou seniors will take the next giant leap into their future this month as area schools prepare for graduation.

Natchez High School Principal Brenda Williams said she is so proud of her 280 graduating seniors.

&uot;This group of seniors were freshman when I&160;first came into administration so they (hold) a special place for me,&uot; she said.

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This is also one of the largest graduation classes the school has had in some time, she added.

The Natchez High School seniors voted to wears gold gowns this year to commemorate the class of 2000.

The class of 2000 is only the second group Natchez Adams County Superintendent Dr. Carl Davis has been able to watch graduate since he arrived in the district in January 1999.

&uot;I think this group is going to leave us and go on to do great things and represent us well,&uot; he said.

Libby Voss, a teacher at Cathedral School, is also a senior moderator for the class of 2000. She had positive words to say about the 47 members of Cathedral’s graduating class.

&uot;I have great faith that they’re going to help our future,&uot;&160;she said.

Russ Green, headmaster at Huntington School gave the following advice to his seniors recently.

He told them &uot;to remember the road they took to get where they are today and understand that although the road ahead will be difficult, they have been equipped with the tools to achieve their goals,&uot; he said.

Green also urged the seniors to hold on to the four values of religious faith, family education and hard work.

Having three graduations in two days will make the end of this week very busy for Concordia Parish public school officials, said Superintendent Lester &uot;Pete&uot;&160;Peterman.

&uot;With banquets and honor ceremonies all last week and continuing this week, plus graduations … it’s been pretty hectic around here,&uot;&160;Peterman said.