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Fannett-Metal High School’s Class of 2024 Graduation Celebration

Article Written by: Tina Neil   Photography Credits: Quehanna Coble

It was a clear, beautiful evening for 26 seniors at the Fannett-Metal HIgh School to participate in the final event that resulted in a turned tassel and a high school diploma.  Dr. Tara Will introduced the evening speakers.  Carson Beaumont, Class of 2024 President and Valedictorian addressed his classmates “Graduation isn’t the finish line, it’s a launching pad”  He shared how former Track Coach Mathern Mellott motivated him to always keep running in the direction that you want to go.  Drew Goshorn, Class Salutatorian, mentioned many teachers the memories that he will have by being in their classes.  He encouraged his fellow graduates to “not just set the bar…be the bar!”   Drew Goshorn ended his address by quoting  Soccer Coach, Greg Best, “Keep the train rolling – Tackle one challenge at a time and keep moving forward”

Mr. Todd Best acknowledged all of the seniors who have received scholarships and accolades.  Finally, it was the time the Class of 2024 had been waiting for – the diploma presentation.   Dr. Bonnie Cornelious, School Board President, along with Dr. Tara Will, School Superintendent took their place as Mr. Todd Best, High School Principal began to read their names along with their future plans.  Fellow Board Members, Jason Goshorn stepped in to hand his son Drew his diploma while Chad McClure took a turn presenting his niece, Gracie Burdge hers.  FInally, the class was introduced as the graduated class of 2024.  They recessed to the front of the school where they took their caps and gave it a hardy toss.

While students took many photographing opportunities with their family, friends, and teachers, there were some fireworks off in the distance no doubt a neighborly way to say “Congratulations kids!   Well done!”    Truly, graduation at Fannett-Metal is a community event where “the valley” takes pride and offers massive support to the students.

Best Wishes to the Class of 2024 and may you always cherish the memories made during the best years of your life!

Above is Carson Beaumont, Class President and Valedictorian
Pictured Above is Drew Goshorn, Class Vice President and Salutatorian
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