LYNCHBURG, Tenn. — The Moore County High School Class of 2015 celebrated its 101st Commencement Service on Friday night.
Sixty-nine MCHS graduates walked across the stage inside Motlow College’s Nisbett Arena, where Moore County held its commencement services this year due to the ongoing renovation of the school’s football stadium.
Moore County principal Buddy Smith, who recently announced his resignation, presided over his fourth and final graduation here in Lynchburg.
Moore County High School’s band played the “Star Spangled Banner” and MCHS senior Robert Sabo led the seniors, as well as the guests in attendance, in the Pledge of Allegiance.
Speeches were given by Senior Class President Brooklyne Guinn, Salutatorian Amber Austin and Valedictorian Kylie Schall, who welcomed her classmates to the stage to sing the Carrie Underwood song “Whenever You Remember.”
Moore County’s three senior band members — Schall, Chennye Hasty and Courtney Taylor — were also able to play with the band one final time.
After diplomas were given out, MCHS senior Jacob Byrom gave the closing benediction and the seniors sang the Alma Mater as the band played.
This year’s top 10 included Schall, Austin, Katie Price, Cole Price, Alexandria Case, James Dougherty, Tori Eslick, Caylann Bryan, Christian Glascoe and Abby Grogan.