Principal Boyd English helps Shaquandran Bray adjust her graduation hood before Thursday’s ceremony. MESSENGER PHOTOS | MONA MOORE
Principal Boyd English helps Shaquandran Bray adjust her graduation hood before Thursday’s ceremony.
MESSENGER PHOTOS | MONA MOORE

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DIPLOMA DAY: Selfies and smiles mark CHHS graduation (PHOTO GALLERY)

Published 10:54pm Thursday, May 22, 2014

For the graduating class of Charles Henderson High School, Thursday was a day full of traditions and salutations. But, the class still made time for a selfie or two.
Students carried cell phones under their robes and tried to capture their last moments as CHHS Trojans.
Salutatorian Ke’Ousha Foster said that was what the day was about. “To my classmates, remember all the memories, the times we laughed together and cried together,” she said during her speech.
She told her classmates the time had come for them to find their own paths and said she knew her class would make many people proud.
“To the class of 2014, be all you can be and good luck,” she said.
Valedictorian Jacob Bensinger had more advice for his classmates.
“Learn to listen when all you want to do is talk. Learn that how you treat others is just as important as how you treat yourself,” he said.
Bensinger recommended exploring new things because, “you don’t know what you didn’t know until you know it.”
Bensinger squeezed in a selfie at the end of his speech. He surrounded himself with class officers on the stage and got as many of his classmates in the cell phone’s lens as he could. A couple of the officers joined him.
“That was not in the script,” said CHHS Principal Dr. Boyd English after the group took their seats.
He praised the graduating class. “This group that sits before us, this graduating class of 2014 represents the future of our proud city.”
Superintendent Dr. Lee Hicks told the class his thoughts and prayers were with them.
“I look forward to watching and hearing of your continued success.”

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