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22 graduate from Tar River Academy

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NASHVILLE — A total of 22 Tar River Academy seniors graduated recently during the midyear commencement ceremony held in the school’s auditorium.

Members of the winter class of 2019 have various plans after graduation, as seven students will attend two-year colleges, two students will enlist in the military and 13 will enter the workforce.

Principal Willie Howard gave the opening remarks during the ceremony, encouraging graduates to continue working to achieve their goals and dreams.

“In a day and time when it has become challenging for our young people to be who they were sent here to be, I believe that it is altogether fitting and proper that we honor each graduate,” Howard. “The diplomas our graduates have earned represent years of hard work, commitment, dedication and achievement. I am incredibly fortunate to serve and support each of our scholars.”

Del Burns, interim superintendent of Nash-Rocky Mount Public Schools, attended the ceremony to present diplomas and congratulate the graduating class.