SPARTA — It was a beautiful day for 119 Highland High School seniors to begin the first day of the rest of their lives. Highland held its graduation ceremonies Saturday, with a standing-room-only crowd at the high school football field.
The ceremony began at 2:30 p.m. with the traditional “Pomp and Circumstance” processional, played by the Highland High School Symphonic Band as the graduating seniors filed into the stadium.
The crowd was welcomed by Jamie Baird, 2010 Student Council representative, who thanked everyone for coming and congratulated the graduating seniors.
Peggy Davidson, retiring intervention teacher, was introduced by Cole Randolph, Class of 2010 vice president.
“She was the first special education teacher hired by Highland in the fall of 1974,” he said. “Ms. Davidson has taught for 38 years, 36 of them here at Highland. Over her career, she has been advisor to Highland cheerleading, the In The Know team, the junior and senior class and student council.”