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SGA graduation Thursday


Southwest Georgia Academy Class of 2017 Southwest Georgia Academy Class of 2017 Graduation exercises for Southwest Georgia Academy’s 25 seniors will be Thursday, May 18, 2017, at 8 p.m. in the Wayne Proffitt Jr. Gymnasium. Eighteen honor graduates will have special parts on the program.

Using the traditional marches for the processional and recessional, graduates will participate in a formal program honoring this special event under the direction of Mrs. Harold Thomas Gordon Jr.

Mrs. Arthur Joe Sloan will direct the music for the occasion. Special music will be presented by class members, including the “Alma Mater” at the end of the program.

Main speeches will be given by the top three honor graduates. Other honor graduates will lead the invocation and pledge to the United States flag, give the welcome and farewell addresses, introduce special parts on the program, and pronounce the benediction.

After a presentation of the class, Matthew Trigg Dalrymple, Head of School, will present special awards. Mrs. John Franklin Godwin, assistant headmaster and counselor, will assist Mr. Dalrymple with the presentation of special awards and other recognitions. Mr. Dalrymple and John Maddox Bridges Sr., chairman of the SGA Board of Directors, will present diplomas.

Honor graduates include: Lanie Ann Bradford, Annie Caroline Bridges, Sutton Noelle Bridges, Kyle Grayson Brooks, Ellen Marie Bryan, Tyner Edward Cobb, Kinsley Anne Cochran, Brady Lee Collins, Jasmine Reece Dowdy, Genie Lane Hargrove, Matthew Paul Henley, Cannon Abigail Hobbs, and Erin Taylor Ragan.

Marshals include juniors Thomas Andrew Collins, Justin Scott Grimsley, Ellie Karsyn Massey, Harrison Lee Hall, and Sydney Alexa Thompson.

Class of 2017

Members of the graduating class include: Clayton Scott Avera, Lanie Ann Bradford, Annie Caroline Bridges, Sutton Noelle Bridges, Kyle Grayson Brooks, Ellen Marie Bryan, Tyner Edward Cobb, Kinsley Anne Cochran, Brady Lee Collins, Jasmine Reece Dowdy, Emma Elizabeth Giles, Genie Lane Hargrove, Matthew Paul Henley, Cannon Abigail Hobbs, Caleb Matthew Howard, Ajaline Ulysses Martin, Erin Taylor Ragan, Caley Grace Smith, Mason Tyler Stuart, Jordan Bradley Trawick, Reese McKenzie Vann, Marci Wynell Warren, Jacob Tiner Watson, Ashlyn Layne Wilkerson and Marvin Ross Worthy.

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