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194 seniors to graduate tonight at LCHS

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Project Graduation provides safe celebration afterward

By Linda Ireland

Friday night, 194 seniors will graduate from LaRue County High School.

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As in years past, organizers expect a packed house of relatives and friends in the gymnasium, but a new air conditioning system should help keep everyone cool.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for the 8 p.m. ceremony. No reserved seating; handicapped seating will be available.

Valedictorian Hannah Canter, daughter of Gary and D.J. Canter, and salutatorian Chelsie Morrison, daughter of Nathan and Sarah Graham, will speak to the crowd.

Canter has been active in soccer, tennis, Pep Club, Student Council and Class Committee. She was a member of the Hall of Fame, Governor’s Scholar and manager for the LCHS wrestling Hawks.

Morrison participated in soccer, yearbook, Pep Club, Relay for Life, Class Committee and Fourth District Choir. She was a Governor’s Scholar, a member of Lincoln Trail Youth Salute and Senior Hall of Fame.

Later that evening, graduates may attend Project Graduation, the chaperoned drug- and-alcohol free celebration that has been organized by parents with the assistance of community sponsors for 17 years.  Organizers said 93 percent of seniors have signed up to attend.

Past celebrations have included games, cash prizes and food.

Donations are still needed. Call the high school at 358-2210 if you can help.