‘A bittersweet goodbye:’ Landrum High School graduates 103 in 2009

Published 2:23 pm Friday, June 5, 2009

&dquo;Landrum can always be called home,&dquo; Hatchette told the class of 2009. &dquo;Where we go doesn&squo;t matter if we forget where we came from.&dquo;

Salutatorian Joseph Butler told his classmates that they have all proven themselves to be capable and passionate.

&dquo;We&squo;ve all learned something that will have an everlasting affect on us,&dquo; Butler said.

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He referred to Tuesday&squo;s night&squo;s ceremony as &dquo;bittersweet,&dquo; saying that Tuesday would be the last time the group would all be together in the same room.

Landrum High School Principal Brian Sherman presented awards to Butler and Hatchette and reviewed their honors as well as participated with current District One Supt. Jimmy Littlefield and upcoming Supt. Russell Mahaffey in the presentation of diplomas and certificates.

Graduates who spoke during the ceremony spoke of long lasting friendships they made at Landrum High and how fortunate they are to have had a faculty and staff such as Landrum&squo;s to guide them and to attend the newly built school.