Dadeville High School seniors line up outside the school’s auditorium during last Thursday’s commencement ceremony. The event was moved from Tiger Stadium due to heavy rains earlier in the day. | Robert Hudson
Dadeville High School seniors line up outside the school’s auditorium during last Thursday’s commencement ceremony. The event was moved from Tiger Stadium due to heavy rains earlier in the day. | Robert Hudson

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DHS seniors sent off with commencement ceremony

Published 8:51pm Wednesday, June 4, 2014

While heavy rains early in the day last Thursday moved the Dadeville High School graduation from its traditional location at Tiger Stadium, it could not stop the Tigers seniors from taking the next step.

The Dadeville High School commencement ceremony was moved inside the school’s auditorium, as hundreds packed inside and the crowd overflowed outside the building.

Class of 2014 Valedictorian Megan Simpson said in her speech that it was a day worth waiting for, and that she and her classmates are thankful for those that helped them along the way.

“Four years ago, our hearts were filled with anticipation of this day, and over the years it only seemed to grow. Now, graduation day is finally here, but it didn’t come easy,” Simpson said. “I’m proud to say that we made it, but not alone. I believe I speak for everyone in the class of 2014 when I say ‘thank you’ to the faculty and staff at Dadeville High School because guys we would not be here tonight.”

Simpson added that while the high school journey had its ups and downs, it was ultimately a true blessing.

“High School was the sum of bad dreams for some, but for others it was a true blessing. My experience can be explained as a little bit of both,” Simpson said. “I, along with my peers, are blessed with the opportunity to receive the education we have.”

During the ceremony, Dajour Morgan was presented the Oliver Award by Allison Oliver.

Simpson left her classmates with well wishes as they now move on into their respective futures.

“In closing, I have one more quote that I hope will stick with each and every one of you listening tonight. Kristian Kan once said, ‘In response to those who say stop dreaming and face reality, I say keep dreaming and make reality,’” Simpson said. “Congratulations and good luck in whatever you choose to do.”

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