It’s Pomp and Circumstance time — Whitley, Hutto will lead class onto field

With high hopes for the future and fond memories in their hearts, the Bacon County High School Class of 2017 will take to the field Friday night for their graduation.

The BCHS Band will play the prelude and processional, and then Class President Jerrilyn Sweat will give the welcome. Sam Miles will follow with the Pledge of Allegiance and invocation. Arica Berryhill will then introduce special guests.

Tayler Hutto, daughter of Eric and Anissa Hutto, will give the Salutatory Address, followed by a special musical selection performed by the band. Chase Whitley, son of Pam Trowell, and Wayne Whitley, will then give the Valedictory Address.

Assistant BCHS Principal Scott Brown will present the Seniors, and Acting Superintendent Jason Rigdon, School Board Chairman Dan Taylor, and BCHS Principal Traci Martin will deliver those all-important diplomas.

Heidi Stevens and April Taylor will sing the Alma Mater. Then, Tayler Hutto will give the Benediction, followed by the band’s performance of “Little Wonders” for the recessional.

The Class Colors are Red and White, and the Class Flower is the Gerber Daisy. The Class Motto is, “We all take different paths in life, but no matter where we go, we take a little of each other everywhere,” — Tim McGraw. Members of the BCHS Junior Class will serve as ushers for the evening.

The Class of 2017 honor graduates include Valedictorian Chase Whitley, Salutatorian Tayler Hutto, the “Top 5” Whitley, Hutto, Sam Miles, Kaylee Laredo, and Renae Medders, “Superior” grads Zoey Anderson, Brittany Ashcroft, Tana Bennett, Arica Berryhill, Zebion Brown, Buddy Camp, Marlee Clements, Wesley Cothern Kalee Crews, Cameron Curl, Dawson Dyal, Jenna Eason, Emme Harper, Autumn Helton, Keely Ingram, Cole Knight, Natalie Meeks, John Miles, Klay Mullis, Peyton Noble, Rachel Paulk, Caitlin Taylor, Alex Turner, Lynsey Wasden, Cody Wildes, Payton Carter, Cassie Heflin, Moriah Holton, Madison Mincey, Alexius Parkerson, Madison Roberts, Amber Thomas, and MacKenzie Wade.