Graduation 2009|Miller, Neal grads bid goodbye

Published 3:12 pm Tuesday, May 26, 2009

By By Lisa Tindell and Adam Robinson
The Brewton Standard

High school seniors in Brewton and East Brewton participated in their final activity at T.R. Miller and W.S. Neal high schools. By the end of the evening, students had been transformed into alumni.
Melissa Perry, T.R. Miller High School’s valedictorian for the graduating class of 2009, said her journey to the graduation stage has been a long one.
In his valedictory address to a capacity crowd at W.S. Neal High School, Nathan Frazier commented on the changes that are ahead for his fellow classmates.
Ellen Johnson spoke to her T.R. Miller classmates about the future and offered advice to the group during her salutatory address.
W.S. Neal salutatorian Alysa Ford reminded her fellow students that there are no guarantees of an easy life in their future.
Scott Fountain, a 1984 graduate of W.S. Neal High School and currently serving as assistant coach at Auburn University, spoke to graduating seniors at his alma mater.
During his address, Fountain offered four keys of success for students finding themselves at the crossroads of life.
Fountain said setting short-term and long-term goals is an important key to success.
Fountain listed passion for life as another key in finding success in life. In his closing remarks, he reminded the graduates to enjoy the journey they are embarking on at this time in their life.
W.S. Neal High School principal Phillip Ellis presented diplomas to 97 graduating seniors with the assistance of Patty Frazier, assistant principal at the school.
T.R. Miller High School Donnie Rotch presented diplomas to 80 graduation seniors with the assistance of Mary Stinson Bell, assistant principal.

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