Seniors celebrate important milestone at convocation

Cailey Cetani, Staff Writer

With the start of the school year, a new set of seniors prepare to go to college. On Oct. 10, the senior class of 2019 enjoyed a ceremony highlighting classmates’ achievements. They marked the occasion by dressing in their graduation gowns and captured memories by taking photos.
Over the course of four years, the Senior Assistant Principal, Mrs. Hope Parham was able to see the class grow into the individuals they are today.
“Every year it’s a different class, and so the convocation represents that particular class. This class is a very good group of students that we are very proud of. I do have high expectations for them,” Mrs. Parham said.
This year, the “Outstanding Senior Wildcat” was given to Jared McBride. He was presented this award via video from 2018’s Outstanding Senior Wildcat, Ryan Hall, who is currently attending the University of Virginia.
“Ryan Hall was a great example for last year the class of 2018 as a wildcat. He was a great example because he represented the best of Deep Run and our community and that is the same for Jared McBride. He represents the best of the community for the class of 2019,” Mrs. Parham said.
The speaker chosen for this year was Dr. Thomas Ferrell. He attended Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) to get his Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership and Administration. He is now the director of high school education in Henrico County. His main message was to address the community that has been built in Deep Run and how the class of 2019 has contributed to it.
“Dr. Thomas Ferrell was an excellent speaker. He not only ran through a lot of our statistics that make us a great school, but he spoke to the heart of what we do in the community, and what this class has done in this community and what they do as a school to make Deep Run what it is,” Ms. Parham said.
Four years of hard work will finally pay off as they go on to realize their dreams. What will this class make of their future? Will they go on to be the next politicians or the next journalists? We eagerly await to see what they choose to do with the rest of their lives.