Graduation season is upon us in the county and it has kept us at The Outlook busy this week. Between senior awards, baccalaureate services and preparing for graduation itself, we know the students have also been busy in addition to feeling anxious before crossing the stage and getting their diplomas. 

Horseshoe Bend School has graduation tonight, Dadeville’s is Thursday and Reeltown’s and Benjamin Russell’s are on Friday. 

Leaving home for college, the military or careers is never easy and the graduates are now calling the shots with their lives. Life isn’t easy but we know our area students are capable of handling whatever challenges they face.

Dadeville First United Methodist Rev. Michael Carver told Dadeville seniors at their baccalaureate they will face challenges but are well-equipped for life.

“There’s so much potential,” Carver said. “Each of you have the potential for greatness. We applaud that and celebrate that.”

Carter is right. The students in Tallapoosa County can do so much and graduation is the start of their new lives. 

It’s important to stop and look at where you are to see how far you’ve come. 

These graduates have worked hard to get to their diplomas. Because of their hard work a lot of them have received scholarships. Dadeville principal Chris Hand said the seniors received more than $900,000 in scholarships collectively. 

Congratulations to all who are graduating. It’s exciting to see the end of this chapter of your lives. You’ve worked hard to get where you are and have been prepared to handle the next stages of your lives.