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Port St. Joe High School graduates class of 2023

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.

Meet the Editor

David Adlerstein, The Apalachicola Times’ digital editor, started with the news outlet in January 2002 as a reporter.

Prior to then, David Adlerstein began as a newspaperman with a small Boston weekly, after graduating magna cum laude from Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts. He later edited the weekly Bellville Times, and as business reporter for the daily Marion Star, both not far from his hometown of Columbus, Ohio.

In 1995, he moved to South Florida, and worked as a business reporter and editor of Medical Business newspaper. In Jan. 2002, he began with the Apalachicola Times, first as reporter and later as editor, and in Oct. 2020, also began editing the Port St. Joe Star.

Wendy Weitzel The Star Digital Editor

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