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Wewahitchka High School celebrates class of 2023

The 47 members of the Wewahitchka High School Class of 2023 graduated Friday evening, May 19, surrounded by family, friends and neighbors on the school’s football field.

Following a processional to “Pomp and Circumstance,” an invocation was offered by Jailyn Williams, and Katie Jones led the assembly in the Pledge of Allegiance.

Senior Class Vice President Griffin Barnes offered a welcome address, followed by remarks from Superintendent Jim Norton. 

More than $200,000 was given in scholarships from community organizations.

Following the presentation of scholarships, Joey Salerno, the senior class president, delivered the graduation address, followed Principal Jay Bidwell’s address and the awarding of diplomas. Emma Birmingham delivered the farewell address, the class sang their school’s alma mater, a benediction was offered by Madison Easter, and the graduates tossed their caps to a cheering audience.

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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