On Thursday evening, in the Port St. Joe High School gymnasium, 75 graduates walked across the stage to shake hands with the principal and the superintendent and receive their diplomas.
Following a processional to “Pomp and Circumstance,” Skylar Clayton, class secretary, offered the invocational, and Damari Johnson, the class of 2023’s vice president, led the assembly in the Pledge of Allegiance.
Senior Class President Alexis Gathers offered a welcome address, followed by remarks from Superintendent Jim Norton.
More than $150,000 was given in scholarships from community organizations and local post-secondary institutions.
Following the presentation of scholarships, honors grads, athletes and Hall of Fame members, Port St. Joe High School Principal Sissy Godwin gave the graduation address.
Then, the class was awarded their diplomas.
The ceremony concluded with a singing of the alma mater, a benediction by Class Treasurer Christian Peacock and a recessional.