In a partially darkened hallway, teachers stood like centennials in hushed silence, waiting to lead the 2019 Raiders into their graduating ceremony. Suddenly the roar of ninety-six voices drift up the hallway as the graduates affirm their readiness for the event all had been waiting for the whole school year: the Rappahannock High School’s 2019 Graduation Ceremony.
After the signaling of the first cords of the “Pomp and Circumstances,” the faculty, sporting their own gowns and honors, led the Raiders into a packed gymnasium transformed into a sea of faces of family, friends, and former students. Among the yells, waves, and smiles, Raiders made their way to their seats, and the ceremony was underway with the presentation of the colors by JROTC and the Pledge of Allegiance led by senior Will Franklin. The next speaker was senior Anna Lewis, who welcomed everyone to graduation and stated that the graduating class wanted to dedicate their day to much loved retiring teacher, Mrs. Hyte Smith.
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Red hats soar toward the gymnasium ceiling, as 96 graduates
say a bitter-sweet goodbye to their high school days.