Not only is the class of 2010 Dawson County High School’s largest, it’s also “one of the most jovial, kind-hearted bunches of kids” counselor Marjorie Poss has had the opportunity to know.
According to Principal Neil Harrison, the some 215 students can rest assured that Saturday’s commencement will be “one of the biggest milestones in their life.”
Tiger Stadium’s gates will open at 7:30 a.m. as the graduates mark the completion of 13 years (including kindergarten) of education.
“They’re sweet kids,” said Poss, who has been a counselor at the high school for 13 years. “They’ve gone above and beyond, this class.”
Harrison agreed. “These kids are good.”
“They started in kindergarten, and a lot of their parents and relatives have been helpful, been there for the student, supported them for this big day.”
Graduation begins at 8:30 a.m. Harrison said seniors must arrive by 7:30 a.m.
He said family and friends of graduates should be aware that it’s “first-come, first-served.”
“We have no reserve seating for the audience, so they need to be here early,” he said.
If it rains Saturday, the ceremony will move to the gymnasium. Each graduate will receive six rain tickets prior to the event.
“Those six tickets will ensure that six per student will have a space inside the gym if we have bad weather,” Harrison said.
Poss has “high hopes for nice, dry weather” on Saturday.
“I feel like we’re going to have an awful lot of folks to come out and support these great kids,” she said.