Blevins High School and Garrett Memorial Christian School celebrated high school commencements to finish off a month-long string of area graduations; both occasions packed with parents, relatives, friends and well-wishers.

Blevins High School and Garrett Memorial Christian School celebrated high school commencements to finish off a month-long string of area graduations; both occasions packed with parents, relatives, friends and well-wishers.
On Friday night, Blevins took the stage at Hempstead Hall, graduating 26 seniors in the Class of 2018 before a crowd of over 600. The 90-minute ceremony featured speeches from one of the co-Valedictorians, Zane Kirkham, two Salutatorians, Jasmin Batson and Saloura Muresan, and a commencement address from Dr. Charles Barber of the Department of Defense, who was a personal friend of Blevins Principal Jeffery Steed and was introduced by him. Madison Brooke Huskey was also named as the second co-Valedictorian.
As they did in both 2016 and 2017, the ceremony also included the traditional Blevins "Presentation of Roses," in which the graduating seniors went out through the crowd to honor parents, grandparents, relatives and influential teachers with roses.
In another time-honored tradition, another big screen was setup above the Hempstead Hall staging area and it again displayed a theater-sized photo show set to popular music songs like “You are going to miss this” by Jason Alden, “When you remember” by Carrie Underwood and “See you when I see you” by Trace Adkins, featuring each of the outgoing 2018 graduates as babies, children and at different points of their respective times in the Blevins school system.

The complete 2018 graduating senior class of Blevins included: Daniel Lee Allen, Jasmin Batson, Brittany Bennett, Britni Cottingham, Meghan Drury, Kiara Franks, Dylan Fulton, Katlin Gentry, Michelle Hernandez, Madison Huskey, Ragina Johnson, Zane Kirkham, Trayonna Love, Blair Lucas, Blake Lucas, Elizabeth McBride, Saloura Mureson, Camdon Narlesky, Kellen Rodriguez, Madison Ross, Diana Samuel, Deangelo Smith, Paige Stone, Nathaly Torres, Jada Welch, and Kindell Woods.