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Goreville JH 8th Grade Graduates Celebrate

Posted June 8, 2015 by Hilary Wright in Community

2015_8thGradeGrads2This past Friday evening was a time of joy and celebration for the past year’s 8th grade students of Goreville Grade School. It marked the completion of one phase of their lives and the entrance into new and unchartered territory, high school.

They will cross over to the exciting world of driver’s licenses, proms and homecoming celebrations, and developing their own future goals. But it will not be without its pitfalls.

They had endured so much and worked so hard to reach the top of their mountain, finally being the kings and queens in 8th grade, but now will become pawns again, inexperienced and lowly freshmen.

But the joy greatly outweighed any trepidation. And judging by the smiles and laughter of both students and families, it was one of the greatest times of their lives to date.

Look out high school, here comes the class of 2019 to your classrooms and hallways! Eyes wide with wonder and hearts ready to experience what will likely be the times they will remember forever, this group is forging ahead to a new frontier.

Congratulations to this year’s outstanding 8th grade graduating class: Trevor Armstrong, Paetin Arnold, Tyler Barnfield, Caleb Blythe, Kristi Brown, Patrick Clark, Kelsey Daniels, Nate Davidson, Gaige Dillow, Lauren Favell, Kobe Finney, Logyn Frassato, Wyatt Garren, Ben Grammer, Jenna Green, Hallie Grenfell, Mason Hancock, Preston Harris, Jillian Helton, Theodore Hess, Ryan Holland, Sarah Holland, David Howard, Connor Johnson, James Johnson, Clayton Jones, Dallas King, Shaelyn Kwiatkowski, Logan Lapatas, Hannah Link, Hollie Link, Preston Maclean, Justin Miller, Josh Mirin, Caleb Murley, Shyanne Pencook, Bethany Qualls, Echo Rees, Sydney Shelton, Nicole Short, Danny Smith, Breanna Stout, Jon Thompson, Katie Tosh, Myra Turner, Grayson Venus, Logan Verble, Cheyenne Walker, Chase Ward, Clara Welch.