Early County News

Eighth Grade Commencement 2022

Early County Middle School
Pictured L to R: Jacob McKie, Salutatorian, Tavis Banks, Class Good Citizen, and Evan Gregoire, Valedictorian

Pictured L to R: Jacob McKie, Salutatorian, Tavis Banks, Class Good Citizen, and Evan Gregoire, Valedictorian

The Early County Middle School eighth grade commencement ceremony was held Friday, May 27, at 9:30 AM, at Tommy Whitehurst Gymnasium. Approximately 143 students received their middle school diplomas as recognition for their successful completion of Early County Middle School. These students will begin the next school year as high school freshmen. Forty students were Honor Graduates and 44 students were Beta Graduates. Jamyra Early served as master of ceremonies for the event. The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Tavis Banks, Good Citizen for ECMS. Salutatorian Jacob McKie gave the welcome. Rodrigo Palacios read a poem of gratitude. Valedictorian Evan Gregoire gave the valedictory address. Evan Gregoire, Ethan Johnson, and Jacob McKie were recognized as President’s Education Award Program recipients. Ethan Johnson was recognized with Perfect Attendance for his three years at ECMS. Assistant Principals Kimberlyn Alford and Turner Floyd conducted the roll call of students and Counselors Heather Morris and Sharlene Morris presented the diplomas. A special dedication was made in memory of classmate Jesse Sampley. The ceremony ended with Principal Bell’s charge to the Early County future class of 2026. Seventh grade marshals were Braxton Foster and Kyrsten Jones. Kenneth Stivers-Charfauros and Madalynne Moses were ushers.

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