As another year ends, the Class of 2017 looks ahead to graduation


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Graduation will take place on May 25 at the Big Sandy Superstore Arena.

Nick Blevins, Assistant Editor

With the school year winding down yet again, another class of seniors looks forward to the annual graduation ceremony. The class of 2017 finds themselves entering the adult world and leaving behind their high school days.
Graduation is set to take place Thursday, May 25 at 6 p.m. The ceremony will take place at the Big Sandy Superstore Arena.
Although the senior class looks forward to the event with anticipation, many cherish the memories they have made at the Castle and will hold on to their high school memories for a lifetime.
“I’m really looking forward to graduating,” said senior Jessica Burcham. “I’m also going to miss Cabell Midland a lot, and it will be weird not seeing my friends every day.”
Burcham’s sentiment is felt by almost the entirety of the class of 2017. Fellow senior Kyle Chapman finds himself in a similar situation.
“I am counting down the days until graduation,” said Chapman. “But it is definitely sad to move on and leave high school behind. Hopefully, I make as many memories in college as I did in high school.”
With each passing day before graduation, it is clear that the senior song, “I’ve Had the Time of My Life,” has never been more true. Cabell Midland has provided a home to the class of 2017 for the past four years, and many are not ready to completely move on.
Graduation proves to be an emotional time for teachers as well.
“Graduation is very bittersweet,” said English teacher Chrisa Hayes. “The students are growing up and moving on into the real world, but they also never keep in touch like they say they will. Nevertheless, I’m proud of each and every one of my graduating students.”
With less than a week left before the last day of school, the class of 2017 looks forward to the future with ambition, ready to take on the world.