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June 2, 1977

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4 The Glonvllle Democrat/ Pathfinder June 2, 1977 The Graduates WHAT NEXT?--Cheryl Carr seems to let her thoughts drift from commencement festivities to ponder the question that confronts all graduates. After almost 18 years of having someone else make the decisions, the new graduate is expected to correctly c!mse an accepted lifestyle. i :% ,! ! FAMILY PORTRAIT- Randy Maxwell poses with :his proud parents follow- ing graduation exercises. :Family pictures with the graduate are almost as important as the diploma" itself. GRADUATE Curtiss Martin jned class- mates in the graduation march. Still a long way to go Graduation night comes-and goes. It soon occupies only a small space in our memories, extracted from the recesses of the mind on special occasions like the inevitably awkward tenth class reunion. But when a high school senior grasps a diploma for the first time, that moment belongs to the graduate. The ninth graduating class of Gilmer County High School received their diplomas Friday night during a simple ceremony in the gymnasium. Amid hugs, tears and audible sighs of relief, friends and relatives welcomed the new graduates into the "real world." Class 5m4ectorian Nelda Alltop thanked faculty and families for helping the graduates reach one of the biggest milestones of their lives. She reminded the Class of '77 they still have a long way to go. TEARS-After an hour of bravely holding back the tears, Debbie Hamric is overcome with emotion as she bids goodby to classmates. Photos by ChRis Brown hugs VALEDICTORIAN Nelda Alltop addressed graduates and guests during commencement.