2018-05-16 / Front Page

SGA graduation Thursday


Southwest Georgia Academy Class of 2018 Front row, from left: Miller Wilson Pickle, Harrison Lee Hall, Jessica McKinzi Andrews, Sydney Alexa Thompson, Ellie Karsyn Massey, Andrew Thomas Collins, Justin Scott Grimsley. Back row, from left: Cameron Quashun Granger, Landon Thomas Durden, Morgan Marie Cannon, Benjamin Bryant Tedder, Hannah Catherine Goings, Joshua Eric Grimsley, Kevin John Warren. Southwest Georgia Academy Class of 2018 Front row, from left: Miller Wilson Pickle, Harrison Lee Hall, Jessica McKinzi Andrews, Sydney Alexa Thompson, Ellie Karsyn Massey, Andrew Thomas Collins, Justin Scott Grimsley. Back row, from left: Cameron Quashun Granger, Landon Thomas Durden, Morgan Marie Cannon, Benjamin Bryant Tedder, Hannah Catherine Goings, Joshua Eric Grimsley, Kevin John Warren. Graduation exercises for Southwest Georgia Academy’s 14 seniors will be Thursday, May 17, 2018, at 8 p.m. in the Wayne Proffitt Jr. Gymnasium.

Using traditional marches for the processional and recessional, graduates will participate in a very formal program 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.

The Class of 2018 honor graduates — Jessica McKinzi Andrews, Andrew Thomas Collins, Justin Scott Grimsley, Harrison Lee Hall, Ellie Karsyn Massey, Miller Wilson Pickle, and Sydney Alexa Thompson — will have special parts on the program.

Graduation speeches will be given by the top three honor graduates. Other honor graduates will lead in 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 Dalrymple with the presentation of special awards and other recognitions.

Dalrymple and John Maddox Bridges Sr., chairman of the SGA Board of Directors, will present diplomas.

Junior marshals for graduation include Karlie Marie Bridges, Allison Paige Burke, Abby Renae Chapman, Abbie Elizabeth Earnest, Emerson Diann Fenn, Loulie Ann Hattaway, Ashlee Grace Phillips, and Katheryn Patricia Vann.

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