Congratulations Class of 2021
After two whirlwind weeks, this challenging school year is finally over. I have always felt that the first two and last two weeks of school are the most exhausting, at least for us teachers. Over the past two weeks, we have had tryouts, awards celebrations, field days, banquets, nine weeks exams and numerous events for seniors.
For the past few years, our seniors have participated in a “walk-through.” As we are an attendance center, all of our students from kindergarten to high school are located on one campus. This means our seniors can walk down the halls of all the buildings that have been their home for the past 13 years. This year, when the seniors reached the kindergarten building, they were joined by the Kindergarten class graduates. They were all wearing their caps and gowns and our older seniors took the hand of a younger graduate and they made their way down the hallways. To say it was sweet and touching is an understatement. It brought tears to more than one set of eyes, especially to Beth Foreman, whose sons, Brody Foreman and Braden Chisolm, were both kindergarten and high school graduates,
Our eight o’clock graduation ceremony took place under clear skies and a cool breeze. Our star student, Tommy Pham, salutatorian, Jocey Bell and valedictorian, Alexis Guthrie, all gave touching, heartfelt speeches. The evening concluded with a beautiful fireworks display put on by Will Boswell. The Class of 2021 was very special to many of us at Scott Central. They were a respectful, well-behaved, hard-working and intelligent group. Parents, you should be proud as you have done an amazing job! I can’t wait to see what these young men and women accomplish with their lives.
Recent guests of Irene Martin were Betty Stewart and Peggy Bridges, Madison, Belinda Barnes, Mendenhall and Steve and Karon Martin.
In celebration of her 85th birthday, Forest Community Arts will present Irene Martin in concert Saturday, June 26, at the Forest Presbyterian Church, at 2 p.m. More details will be provided later.
This June 11th, Marshall and Beverley Lewis will mark 60 wonderful years of marriage. As their children live so far away (South Florida, Ohio, and upstate New York) … and, with the current pandemic, there will be no family gathering. They are thankful for all the Lord’s blessings: their three children (married), 11 grand-children (three married), and two great-grandchildren. When he retired, Mr. Marshall wanted to return to Harperville where he was born and reared. According to both Mr. Marshall and Mrs. Beverley, they have enjoyed the 20 years of retirement in this peaceful community and the blessings of good neighbors and their Harperville Baptist Church family. Congratulations to Mr. and Mrs. Lewis on attaining this amazing 60 year milestone and I pray you have many more years of celebrations!