Million dollar seniors

Published 11:18 pm Friday, May 22, 2009

Well over $1 million was given out in scholarships and awards Friday during Chilton County High School’s Senior Day activities.

The 2009 senior class, consisting of nearly 200 members, all were recognized before a crowd of parents, relatives, fellow students and faculty members.

“Whether you love what you do every day or hate what you do every day, don’t give anybody a reason to think you’re lazy,” teacher and coach Donnie Hand said in his farewell to seniors.

“We made it,” was the recurring line in Kelsi Johnson’s class poem, which was read before the class.

School Principal Greg DeJarnett encouraged both the seniors and the incoming class of 2010, saying those who are successful are those who are able to overcome any obstacles that come their way.

“We had a lot of high achievers,” DeJarnett said. “This class will always be special to me because it’s my first class as principal of Chilton County High School. My heart is with this class and my prayers also.”

DeJarnett thanked the senior class sponsors: Jennifer Blencowe, Rick McKee, Sheri McKee, Brenda Sullivan, Raymond Tyc, Laura Ward, Angela Wilson and Kelly Wyatt. He also thanked all faculty, staff and participants.

For those who may have missed the Senior Day program or want to preserve it for the memories, a DVD will be available from the school.

The school’s graduation ceremony will be held 6 p.m. Thursday, May 28, in the auditorium.