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PC Holds Graduation Ceremony On June 1

By Staff | Jun 12, 2019

Pictured is Paden City's Class of 2019 on their graduation day.

Paden City High School held its graduation ceremony for the Class of 2019 on June 1. During this ceremony, 28 students were honored as graduates, five with honors, eight with high honors, and four with highest honors.

Madison Knight began the ceremony by leading all present in the Pledge of Allegiance. Senior Class President Ryan Cross then welcomed everyone before Salutatorian Matthew Rexroad gave the class history. Rexroad also addressed the crowd as Salutatorian.

Following this, the three Co-Valedictorian’s – Delainey Lantz, Hannah Loy, and Matthew Michael – all delivered a speech to those present. Paden City High School Principal Jay Salva then awarded the Salutatorian and the three Co-Valedictorians for acheiving these titles.

Once those students had received their awards, graduates Hope Cooper and Paige Leonard introduced the individuals who were awarding graduates with scholarships and awards.

It was following this that Salva recognized the Honor Students for their hard work and dedication.

Immediately following the ceremony, the graduates gathered in a circle and tossed their caps in the air.

The Wetzel County Board of Education then presented each graduate with a diploma. During this time, Salva embraced each of his students and congratulated them.

Once each student received his or her diploma, Ryan Cross and Mathew Saxon led the class in the Turning of the Tassel. The PCHS Band then led all present in singing the Alma Mater. Following this, Jordan Stackpole delivered the Benediction.

Once the ceremony was complete, the graduates walked through the gym, giving each other high-fives, before gathering in a circle. It was at this time that the graduates threw their caps in the air and eagerly embraced their classmates as they celebrated the end of their high school journey.

Congratulations to Paden City High School’s Class of 2019.