Morgan Sheasby, one of Centerburg High School’s 11 valedictorians, celebrates her graduation with her immediate family following Sunday’s ceremony. Pictured, from left, are John Sheasby, Justin Sheasby, Morgan and Marcia Sheasby.

Special CHS class says goodbye

“This is a special class,” said Centerburg High School Principal Ryan Gallwitz after graduation Sunday. “They care a lot about each other. They are high performers, they form tight friendships. They have a special bond.”

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Virgil Shipley/News Mount Vernon High School principal Scott Will, left, introduces senior class president Fredericka Bockover during Sunday’s graduation exercises.

Mount Vernon graduates 292 seniors

As Mount Vernon High School superintendent William Seder Jr. said, the rainy weather Sunday could not dampen the spirits of friends and family or of the 292 seniors who celebrated the close of their high school careers and the start of a new chapter in their lives at the R.R. Hodges Chapel at Mount Vernon Nazarene University.

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Geoff Cowles/News Highland’s Austyn Albanese, right, gives chase to Worthington Christian’s Jordan Jackson in the boys 400 meter run at Saturday’s Division II Central District track and field meet in Westerville.

Scots show dominance at D-II meet

Coming off the back stretch and going into the final turn of the boys’ 400 meters final, Highland’s Austyn Albanese was in hot pursuit of Worthington Christian’s Jordan Jackson in Saturday’s OHSAA Division II Central District Championships at Westerville South High School.

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Free Movie Night features ‘Concussion’

A free screening of the thought-provoking film “Concussion,” (PG-13) will be held in partnership with NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) Knox/Licking County on Wednesday, at 6:30 p.m., at the Public Library of Mount Vernon and Knox County, 201 N. Mulberry St.

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Joshua Morrison/News Texas University basketball coach, Kenyon Alumni and commencement speaker, Shaka Smart addresses the 2017 graduating class of Kenyon College. Smart shared his journey after graduating from Kenyon in 1999 and returning to speak.

Smart: Failure is an illusion

“In the years ahead,” University of Texas basketball Coach Shaka Smart told Kenyon’s graduates Saturday, “There will be those who doubt you and those who breathe life into you.”

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