Posted: Friday, August 19, 2016
Carolina High and Academy seniors had one message from their principal on the night before school began. “You will graduate - whatever it takes.”
About 130 seniors and their families gathered in the auditorium to hear what they need to do to graduate at the end of the year. Parents held up signs for their children with messages like, “Dreams come true! Live up to your potential!”
A former student, now a junior at Clemson University, told students he was once in their shoes, thinking he could never go to college. But with the help of a caring administrator, he took the right classes and found himself on his way to college after graduation.
Principal Delaney gave a motivational speech, encouraging students to focus on their futures and never give up. The culmination of the evening was the opportunity for every student to sign Principal Delaney’s gown as a pledge to graduate and become part of the Class of 2017.