By Steve Reed
Princeton High School’s 128 graduates commencement program recalled the friendships made and memories created during the years they spent together. Graduation was held Friday, June 8, in the school gymnasium.
School Counselor Jamie Faulk announced $1.2 million in scholarships were awarded.
This year marked the final graduation ceremony with valedictorians and salutatorians. Next year, all North Carolina high schools will convert to the Latin system, like colleges and universities, with cum laude and magna cum laude and summa cum laude designations.
“We found true kinsmen and acceptance here,” said valedictorian Alex Angeles. “I’ve found compassion and people I’m proud to call my friends. Our friendships have culminated in what we see here tonight.”
Angeles said that graduates would become characters in their own stories that would be filled with twists and turns.
“Our future is what we decide to make it,” said Angeles. “We’ll have to wait and see what unfolds.”
Senior Class President Jordan Stallworth reflected on the Class of 2018.
“We’ve made many precious memories here that I will carry with me in all my future endeavors,” said Stallworth. “Nine years ago, when I took first steps inside Princeton, people were warm, talked to me and immediately became my brothers.”
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