ECHS holds graduation exercises

Published 8:43 pm Monday, May 23, 2022

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The grey clouds didn’t darken the mood Monday night as Escambia County High School held commencement exercises at Herbert Barnes Stadium.

Eighty-seven seniors received diplomas during the commencement.

“This has been a long four years, especially the last two years,” Principal Amy Cabaniss said. “As a community and a class, don’t let anyone tell you you are less than. You are more than anything.”

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Valedictorian Aniya Stots said the future is bright for the class.

“What is important is that we’re all here to celebrate our trials, our achievements and our accomplishments,” Stots said. “Each of us has hd our own unique experience at Escambia County High. it was a combination of good times and bad times.”

Stots said the past few years, she’s seen each one of her classmates grow.

“You have shown everyone that you have the ability to achieve anything,” she said.

Stots said the class has a long journey ahead, and the results will speak for themselves.

“To my fellow classmates,” this is not goodbye, but this is ‘See you later,’” she said. “You’re the narrator of your own life, so don’t give the pencil or pen to anyone else.”

Salutatorian Jykeria Wilson said they all should be proud.

Wilson thanked the school faculty and staff for their support through the good and bad.

“To my friends, thanks for the memories and I can’t wait for the next chapter of our lives,” Wilson said.

After diplomas were presented, the Class of 2022 turned their tassels, and the Blue Legion played the alma mater during the recessional.

Those who graduated included: Stots, Wilson, Madison Bouler, La’Asia Henderson, Jessica McWilliams, Sheldon Williams, Nyla Graves, Zahria McCants, Racquel Knight, Bryson Williams, Jayla Adams, Shanice America-White, Jabarie Arnold, Jalen Autrey, Mykala Ayers, Latericka Banks, Deshya Barnes, Ayrea Barron, Carly Boutwell, Sean Bradley, Kaliyah Brown, Xzaiaver Brown, Jeremiah Clack, Claudaya Crenshaw, Malayzia Crenshaw, Jasmin Cuenca, Jacob Dirden, Jaliyah English, Taniyah Etheridge, Ja’Shawn Finklea, Tridavius Finley, Xavier Finney, Zakiyyah Ford, Jacorrian Forney, Makaila Foskey, Tykelui Frye, Sky Gray, Joshua Gurley Jr., Enrique Gutierrez, Zachariah Harris, Kaleb Henderson, Anaya Hill, Janisha Hines, Janiya Hines, Trajan Hollinger, Aniyah James, Charity James, Jonathan Johnson, Katelyn Johnson, Keturah Johnson, Michael Johnson, Tiranie Knight, Jerrei Kyles Jr., James Loftis, Jaylin Love, Dehmon Luckey, Makayla Lyons, Elijah Mallory, Terry Martin Jr., Zayshia Mason, Vanaja McCants, Alyssa McMillan, Terrence McNeil, Avante Milton, Terry Montgomery, Zoe’ Moorer, Jaydan Peoples, Okasha Pettway, Scottie Powers Jr., Rachel Redmond, Krystal Reynolds, Donovan Robinson, Sophia Salyers, JaQuavion Sharp, Sara Simmons, Shiquerion Simmons, Curtis Smith, Lakedra Stephens, Naylene Summers, Diamond Thames, Willie Walker, Nykyria Washington, Jemalra Williams, Yezyre Williams, Jasmine Wilson, Trshonda Woods and Brayvuan York.