Moore Street School celebrated its Class of 2017 graduates during a special ceremony held May 24 in the Dublin High School auditorium. A total of 17 candidates received diplomas during the ceremony, concluding a year full of accomplishment and achievement inside and out of the classroom.

Senior Brandon Isaac performed the invocation, followed by the Pledge of Allegiance by Kwontavious Hooks and singing of the National Anthem by Mrs. Dot Clark. Senior Sontavious Jackson gave the welcome, followed by senior Starr Smith introducing special guests including Superintendent Dr. Fred Williams, the Dublin City Schools Board of Education, Central Office staff and guest speaker.

Seniors Corde’ Saxon and Jordan Brown recited a poem that challenged the Class of 2017 to continue their learning pursuits beyond graduation, followed by Kendreonna Ervin introducing guest speaker Pastor Dorothy L. Simmons.

Simmons focused on language, and its role in shaping the future of the Class of 2017 in college and the working world. She related a story of a mother and daughter shopping, connecting it to the use of slang and how each language used in each situation can lead to success or failure if used in the wrong setting.

Ms. Pat Edwards certified the Class of 2017, which were then presented diplomas by Dr. Fred Williams, DCS Board Chairman John Bell III and Principal Brian Howell. The Class of 2017 included:

Ulysses Bartee IV
Preston Tyrone Durham
Jordan Lorenz Raashid Brown
Kendreonna Alliecya Ervin
Kwontavius Tre’von Hooks
Brandon Javon Isaac
Sontavious Quavon Jackson
Jessica Lin
Jeffery Herschel Jamar McMiller
Isaiah Savon Mills
Quinterius Deonte Mobley
Jakira Ke’Shawna Nesbitt
Corde’ Terrell Saxon
Starr DaVontay Smith
Takevian Octavious Walker
Tanisha Kiana Wiggins
JaNaya Nacole Woodbury

Mrs. Adrian Allen called for the ceremonial changing of tassels, followed by a musical selection by Mrs. Dot Clark.

The graduates then participated in the Moore Street tradition by presenting parents with yellow roses, and the evening concluded with closing remarks from Dr. Williams and Howell.
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