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The Putnam County High School Class of 2013 graduated Friday, May 24, in ceremonies at the school. Photos in the May 30, 2013, edition of The Eatonton Messenger and those posted here are available for sale (without the watermark that protects their distribution here); click on BUY PHOTOS in the red bar at the top of the page for more information.
One hundred-forty students, including 25 honor graduates, received their diplomas Friday evening at Putnam County High School’s graduation ceremony. Principal Barry Lollis announced the Class of 2013 had more honor graduates than recent years and earned more college credits than any previous class at PCHS.
Following tradition, graduates toss their mortarboards high in the air to end the ceremony.
Adaire Reaves celebrates as she walks through the gym door after graduation.
(Adaire was incorrectly identified as Iman Tolbert in the May 30 print edition of the paper; The Messenger regrets the error.)
Alexis A. Hill is surrounded by his family as they attempt to pose for a picture in front of a trophy case at PCHS.
Courtney Pinder, front, and Heather Pressley were two of quite a few graduates who couldn’t hold back tears of joy when exiting the gymnasium after the ceremony.
Roses adorn the seat designated for former Superintendent Marcia Clanton, who died two months ago. A moment of silence was held during the graduation ceremony to honor Clanton. Acting Superintendent Eric Arena and PCHS Graduation Coach Sarah Tucker sit beside the chair on the stage.
Jasmine Johnson accepts her diploma from Principal Barry Lollis and poses for a picture.
Iman Tolbert is all smiles after the graduation ceremony.
Kerris Beddingfield holds up her diploma and smiles as Arena turns her tassel.