Darren Doyle, story and photos
It was standing room only as folks packed the ECHS gym once again for the 2016 Graduation Ceremony today in Brownsville. Rylan Moore was named Valedictorian and Jarod Hines was named Salutatorian.
Twenty one students were recognized as having 4.0 GPA's during their career at ECHS. Forty one students received Honors Diplomas. Two students were recognized for enlisting in the Armed Forces, Edgar Espinoza in the Army and Ethan Madison in the Marines.
Eli LaMastus gave opening remarks, Morgan Skaggs introduced the platform guests, Jhonna Basil introduced Salutatorian Jarod Hines, Mrs. Patricia Sharp recognized perfect attendance award recipients Kayla Whittington (this year) and Travis Raymer (perfect attendance all through high school).
Corentha Skaggs and Michael Meredith recognized several students with special achievements.
Alexis Whitfill introduced Laney Meredith, Kayla Meredith, and Lauren Carey as they sang an emotional song written by Laney entitled "When I Go."
MaryChris Waddell introduced Valedictorian Rylan Moore and Counselor Michael Meredith, Principal Tommy Hodges and Superintendent Patrick Waddell delivered the diplomas.
The ECHS performed a medley from the band "Journey" as well as The National Anthem and Pomp and Circumstance.
Closing remarks were given by Kennady Doyle in a beautiful heartfelt prayer.
Enjoy this slideshow from today's event: