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Graduation is a time both for reflection on the past and for those first long and serious looks into the future. It can mean fond reminiscing and tearful farewells, but it also means giant, whopping howls of joy.

Macon County has five schools graduating seniors this year: Franklin High School, Highlands School, Nantahala School, Union Academy and Macon Early College. This month, all around the county, whether they are college-bound, considering military service, or looking to jump into the workforce as soon as possible, graduating seniors from the Class of 2011 have been donning their caps and gowns and saying goodbye to teachers and childhood chums as they prepare to embark on the journey of the rest of their lives. And though the country is in the midst of a recession, and while the future may look precarious for some, this is surely a time for optimism, rather than cynicism.


Senior Awards were handed out May 27 in the Franklin High School gymnasium recognizing and celebrating the accomplishments of FHS seniors as they prepare to leave the school for the next stage of their lives. Presenting awards was the 2010-11 FHS Teacher of the Year, Vickie Sutton, along with Pam Cabe and Bill Horniak, assistant principals.


English - Erich Baker

French - Charlotte Bullis, Megan Ward

Journalism - Breanna Grimmett

Library Science - Megan Ward

Mathematics - Erich Baker, Jamie Leigh Tipton


Macon Early College celebrated the graduation of its second consecutive class on Sunday, June 5, at the Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts. Samantha Carlucci, the student body president, welcomed everyone to the ceremony. The graduates were given words of wisdom from Macon County School Superintendent, Dr. Dan Brigman, and guest speaker Michael Rogers.


Union Academy celebrated the graduation of eight students at a school ceremony on Thursday, June 9. In addition to those students, an additional eight who did coursework at the school graduated this year from Franklin High School. Including the nine students that achieved their diplomas after the first semester, a total of 17 students graduated in the school’s Class of 2011.


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