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Darlington High School Class of 2021 holds commencement on Friday
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Darlington High School Class of 2021 holds commencement on Friday

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DARLINGTON – Darlington High School held its graduation exercises on Friday morning at the DHS football stadium. Diplomas were presented to 235 seniors.

The Darlington High School valedictorian was McKayla Miller. The salutatorian was Laine Ward.

Ward reminded classmates that their senior year was a unique one full of challenges. Ward said not being defeated by the pandemic is something to be proud of and that it has made them stronger.

Miller said she never expected to be valedictorian.

“Life is full of surprises,” she said.

She said the Class of 2021 has persevered and overcome the challenges of a pandemic. She said success is no accident. Miller said a part of her didn’t want this day to end.

In her principal’s address, Cortney Gehrke used the quote “You were made for a time such as this” to tell the journey of the 2021 class at Darlington High School. She said this class has shown a lot of maturity and integrity. She said many of them took on extra responsibilities at home and at their jobs.

The Heart of the Falcon Award was received by Jacobie Ezekiel Bell.

Spanish teacher Frank O’Shea was acknowledged as the recipient of the Purple Robe, which he wore to graduation.

Seniors are:

1. Jahlyric Addison

2. Dayvon Alford

3. Jasmine Alford

4. LaMoya Alford

5. Daimen Allen

6. Monisha Allen

7. Jasmine Altamirano

8. Jennifer Anderson

9. Richard Anderson

10. Savannah Anderson

11. Madelynn Andrews

12. Kashawn Antrum

13. Jayla Back

14. Elijah Barr

15. Coshanti Bell

16. Jacobie Bell

17. Jordyn Benjamin

18. James Benson

19. Tanner Berry

20. Tyler Berry

21. Tierra Bivens

22. Thomas Blackmon

23. John Bonnoitt

24. Takayla Bostic

25. Davion Bowens

26. Kayla Bradley-Samuel

27. Jacquelyn Brigman

28. Kimberlee Britt

29. Kaitlyn Brooks

30. Ashonee Brown

31. Brayden Brown

32. JaHeem Brown

33. Tyriah Brown

34. Honesty Bruce

35. LaTisha Bruce

36. LaTrice Bruce

37. Jamar Brunson

38. Shirkiah Bull

39. Aniya Bynum-Mosby

40. Caden Campos-Heath

41. Konstance Cannon

42. Xavion Capers

43. Trevor Chappell

44. Jacob Childers

45. Lamar Clark

46. Jordan Clark

47. Lance Coleman

48. Za’Layia Coleman

49. Ashley Colvin

50. Tamma Cooper

51. Mariah Cottingham

52. Dennis Cotton

53. Ashanti Covington

54. Brooklyn Dargan

55. Maki Davis

56. Zayah Davis

57. Tylliah Delane

58. Bryant Dickerson

59. Kelsie Driggers

60. D’lonte Dubose

61. Shakyia Dubose

62. Destinee Dukes

63. Madelyn Duncan

64. Antwania Eaddy

65. Elizabeth Easterling

66. A’Million Echols

67. Montavious Edwards

68. Jeanna Ennis

69. Tiffany Evans

70. Tony Evans

71. Brianna Faircloth

72. Johnathan Finnell

73. Sydney Flowers

74. Zachary Floyd

75. Dravion Foster

76. Zoey Gainey

77. Teeria Gardner

78. Dominick Gary

79. Cheyene Gattison

80. La’Shanti Gattison

81. Jasmine Gilbert

82. Cesar Gomez

83. Destiny Goodson

84. Cameron Graham

85. Hasan Gray

86. Zakiyra Green

87. Elisabeth Ham

88. Jonah Ham

89. Christopher Hancock

90. Sara Hanna

91. Quaneisha Harkless

92. Jalyse Harrell

93. Nia Harrison

94. Austin Hatmaker

95. Sidney Haynes

96. Cameron Heaton

97. Areyana Henry

98. Quanmesha Hickmon

99. De’Asia Holloway

100. Aliyah Holmes

101. Aalijah Howard

102. Destiny Hudson

103. Dorian Hudson

104. Dy’Nasia Hudson

105. Christopher Huggins

106. Rileigh Hughes

107. Shaniya Jackson

108. Jaleeia James

109. Ti’Laysia James

110. Shaquille Jeffery

111. Hannah Jeffords

112. Dana Joe

113. Dontavis Joe

114. Ashanti Johnson

115. Eugene Johnson

116. Ethan Jones

117. Ka’Naya Jones

118. Trinity Jones

119. Za’leak Jones

120. Emily Jordan

121. Kr’Shya Joyner

122. Jaslyn Kennedy

123. Sugjaria Kennedy

124. Tanner King

125. Yazmynn Kitt

126. James Lane

127. Marion Lee

128. Grover Leeks

129. Tyniece Lewis

130. Naomi Louis

131. Khalilah Lucas

132. Kristian Mack

133. Jamonica Marshall

134. Tyrese McCall

135. Tasheonia McClain

136. Kyshia McCoy

137. Serena McFadden

138. Shamere McKellar

139. Jaimesha McKenzie

140. Taylor McKever

141. Zachary McKnight

142. Claire McLennan

143. Quinton McLeroy

144. Keanna McMillan

145. Dezmeon McNeal

146. Caleb McNeill

147. Jonathan McPhail

148. McKayla Miller

149. Charity Mills

150. Larry Minus

151. Trezure Montgomery

152. Jada Moore

153. Mikayla Morales-Diaz

154. Aaron Morales-Velarde

155. Jalyn Morris

156. Justyce Moses

157. Jada Mouzon

158. Kavon Mullins

159. Dylan Munn

160. Alina Munoz

161. Maria Munoz

162. Courtney Nelson

163. Karson Norris

164. Joshua Nutter

165. Omega O’Neal

166. A-Shanti Pauley

167. Daniel Perkins

168. Omarion Porter

169. D’Nia Price

170. Cinque Purefoy

171. Sha’Naisha Reed

172. Shania Reed

173. Shawne Reid

174. Alexis Richardson

175. Brian Richardson

176. Michael Richardson

177. Jose Rivera

178. Robert Robinson

179. Caleb Ross

180. Aneilya Rush

181. Toby Rush

182. Frederick Samuel

183. Joshua Sandifer

184. Brianna Scott

185. Jorell Scott

186. Tre’Quan Scott

187. Alexis Seago

188. Quavon Self-Harrison

189. Ay’Reonna Sellers

190. L’Mesha Shaw

191. Quanesha Shaw

192. Taneisha Shilow

193. Lakeisha Simon

194. Alayna Smith

195. Darian Smith

196. Deacon Smothers

197. Amari Solomon

198. Ronald Sparks

199. Jada Staggers

200. Thomas Standish

201. Jordan Stevenson

202. Austin Stone

203. Kiley Sweeney

204. Shemar Taylor

205. Ezra Thomas

206. Isabelle Thomas

207. Mira Thompson

208. Joquashia Timmons

209. Prince Waiters

210. Princess Waiters

211. Keon Walker

212. Tamara Walker

213. Nathan Wallace

214. Zachary Walters

215.

216. Laine Ward

217. Ella Watford

218. Mellanea Weatherford

219. Emily Wenteler

220. Donovan Wilds

221. Jarell Williams

222. Kendall Williams

223. Malachi Williams

224. Ahmarez Williamson

225. Jybreesha Williamson

226. Zekiea Williamson

227. Ashlee Windham

228. Alonia Wineglass

229. Lanarda Wingate

230. Ni’Asia Wingate

231. T’Lyiah Witherspoon

232. Amir Woodson

233. Destiny Wrenn

234. Gabriel Wynn

235. Niah Young

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