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Updated: July 19, 2019 @ 11:28 am
HAPPY GRADUATES — Amber Kent and Kris Parsons were among the many eager graduates excited to start the next chapter.
PROUD FAMILY — Cierra Jackson, center, was greeted after graduating by her aunt Carrie Carrington and uncle Marcus Carrington.
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DUDE — Among those graduating was Nathaniel “Dude” Bradley, shown here with Cindy Early.
PRESENTING THE COLORS — Tuscola JRTOC cadets presented the colors at the graduation. From left to right are Jordan Smelley, Amanda Ceron, Andrea Carrier, Aaleigha Cagle, and Hunter Davis.
THS CHOIR — The school's Seniors and Summit Choir, directed by Martha Brown, sang both a stunning rendition of the National Anthem and "A Million Dreams."
WAITING — Graduates and teachers waited excitedly to begin the procession.
BIG SUPPORT — Among the large group of people supporting Melanie Trejo were Linda Hernandez, left, Lorenvo Trejo, center, and Juaoquin Gonzalez.
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FINAL MARCH — Tuscola seniors walk to the auditorium at Western Carolina University as they prepare to graduate.
HAPPY JADE — Friends Elijah Foglio, Nico Pipitone and Kaizer Nelson pose with happy grad Jade Monday.
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FINAL MOMENTS — Tuscola seniors create a wave of gold and black as they spend their final moments as high school students before officially graduating.
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CULLOWHEE — Embracing the struggle to achieve a higher purpose — that was the theme of Tusco…
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