Seniors honored

Published 12:00 am Friday, May 9, 2008

DEMOPOLIS &8212; Demopolis High School held its senior awards day ceremony on Friday morning in the DHS auditorium, honoring students who exhibited leadership or won scholarships.

The annual event serves as a time for seniors to be recognized for their achievements in academics, athletics, and other extracurricular activities.

After Demopolis City Schools Superintendent Dr. L. Wayne Vickers presented class president Corey Gross with a cap and gown, the program proceeded with the awards portion.

On top of announcing winners of various scholarships, students were also honored for high ranks in different subject areas, such as mathematics, history, and English.

Winning most outstanding math students were Jamey Hurst and Markelle Smith. Rosanna Johnson, mathematics teacher at DHS, presented the award.

Hurst and Smith both went on to claim numerous other honors and awards, including most outstanding English student and Pat Harper Henson Award for excellence in physics, respectively.

Many presenters were full of praise for the class as a whole.

Principal Dr. Isaac Espy shared memories from the past academic year with the class of 2008, the most memorable experience being this year&8217;s prom.

Espy was part of the band that played on prom night.

Espy, along with assistant principal Booker Barlow, then recognized the top 10 percent of the class, with the top 13 students making up the honor line.

The morning was full of rejoicing, reflection, and anticipation, as it has been tradition at DHS for the seniors to head out for an afternoon on the river immediately following the ceremony.

Vickers was couldn&8217;t have been more proud of this class he, along with his board will soon offer diplomas to.

The total scholarship money awarded in the two-hour program was not available at press time.