GRC graduation celebrations begin

Published 11:07 am Tuesday, May 21, 2019

The first of many graduation celebrations concluded Sunday.

The George Rogers Clark High School Class of 2019 baccalaureate service at Calvary Christian Church featured music and inspiring remarks marking the bittersweet end of one chapter of the students’ lives.

James Bush, youth and preaching pastor at Calvary, was the guest speaker. He spoke about how it took an army of teachers, administrators and families, for the students to get to where they are today.

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Bush advised students not to be anxious during this significant life transition and to cling to Jesus.

“I look at this generation, and I see the potential in you,” Bush said. “… My challenge, my exhortation to you is to not be anxious to make the next step in your life but to cling to Jesus. And no matter what happens, whether you go into the medical profession, or you become a lawyer, become a scientist, or whatever life has in store for you, no matter what happens, then you’ll make a difference.”

GRC Assistant Principal Jamie Keene gave the closing remarks Sunday. He thanked families for letting GRC borrow the students for a short time; he thanked Calvary for letting GRC use the facilities, and lastly, he thanked the students.

“Thank you,” Keene said. “Thank you for your time at GRC. It’s been a privilege and an honor to be one of your administrators all these years. You’ve made us proud … You’re always part of the GRC family. Congratulations, and best wishes.”

The last day of school is May 30. The GRC commencement ceremony is 7 p.m. Friday, May 31, at Cardinal Stadium.

About Lashana Harney

Lashana Harney is a reporter for The Winchester Sun. Her beats include schools and education, business and commerce, Winchester Municipal Utilities and other news. To contact her, email or call 859-759-0015.

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