The students at the May 7 commencement ceremony were representative of the total of 22 students who received their GEDs during the school year, and the atmosphere at the ceremony was nothing short of joyous.
Gray Station Middle School music instructor Amadeo Tritto started out the program with a flawless a cappella rendition of the national anthem, and Keith Mackalyn closed out the event with an inspiring performance of “My Soul has been Anchored in the Lord.”
Jones County Board of Commissioners Chairman Preston Hawkins and Gray Mayor Stephen Tingen participated in the program, and Commissioner Jonathan Pitts gave the keynote address to the graduates.
Pitts spoke about the importance of education and encouraged the students to take the next step. He congratulated them on the hard work it took to earn their diploma.
“Education is essential and life is a journey. Your GED is the first chapter,” he said.
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