CANTON, GA — Patch wants to provide a way to share the achievements of our high school graduates, even if it’s in a small way. With in-person instruction canceled through the rest of the 2019-20 school year due to the coronavirus in Georgia public schools, seniors are missing out on the last moments of what should be a celebratory time.
We know many high school seniors are missing milestone high school events, and we hope that this will give the community a way to share their pride in our class of 2020 high school graduates.
Each high school in Cherokee County will have its own graduation announcement compilation article.
If you’d like to add your graduate, fill out the form here.
Here are the class of 2020 high school graduates our readers wanted to recognize:
Graduating from Cherokee High School
Isaiah Powell, will be a firefighter in Cherokee County
From the family: “You never thought this day would come and here it is. You worked so hard to keep good grades while working and being in the firefighter program. You can achieve anything you put your mind to and we are so proud of you! Love you infinity times infinity.”
Riley Horton, attending Point University to play volleyball, plans to major in secondary English education
From the family: “We are so proud of you!”
Dakota Martinez, attending Kennesaw State University to study nursing
From the family: “CONGRATULATIONS KODA!! We are extremely proud of all your hard work and accomplishments! We love you Kiddo! Kenny, Mom, Cheyenne, Frankie, Matthew, Nana and Pop”
Seth Bouldin, attending Kennesaw State University
From the family: “We cannot wait to see what you will accomplish! As you have always done, always let your heart guide you. There are not adequate words to express how proud we are of you!”
Ivey Smith, attending college
From the family: “Do you know what makes your graduation extra special? It’s having watched you grow up, having so many good memories of you and knowing all the challenges you’ve worked through to get to this day. We are so proud of you! Love, Mom and Dad”
Grace Yuschak, attending University of Georgia
From the family: “Congratulations Grace!! Good luck at UGA!!”
William Vaughan Stout, attending University of Georgia to study business and marketing
From the family: “We are so proud of you, Vaughan! Enjoy your next chapter! The world is a better place with you in it!”
Trevor Jersey Hands, attending Georgia College & State University
From the family: “Congrats Trev! We are so proud of you & can’t wait to see what your future holds! Love, Mom, Dad, 3, Syd, Pip & Holly”
Brian Armstrong, working at Staples and wants to pursue a career in music education
From the family: “We are so proud of what you could accomplish the last 2 months of school. Covid 19”
Madison Koch, attending University of West Georgia, sociology major
From the family: “We are so proud of your accomplishments and know that you will do great things.”
Dalian Mancuso, attending Kennesaw State University and working at Lowe’s
From the family: “Day, we are all so very proud of you. Wishing nothing but the best for you in the future. Love always, your family.”
Brody Thompson, attending Georgia Southern to study construction management
From the family: “We couldn’t be more proud of the man you have become Brody. We are all so excited to see what the next chapter in your life holds in store for you. Much love from the whole family! Let’s Go ;)”
Greyson Freeman, attending Shorter University where he will play baseball and major in business
From the family: “We are so proud of you Greyson! This is a milestone we will never forget! Take this new adventure with the same go get ’em attitude that you do everything else! We will always be your biggest fans! Mom, Dad, Lukas, and Colton”
Harli Padgett, attending Kennesaw State University and serving the community at Northside Pharmacy in Canton
From the family: “Way to go Harli! We are so proud of you and the incredible young woman you have become! Always believe in yourself and know that we believe in you. Love, Hesper & Dad”
Kevin Keller, working
From the family: “Congratulations”
Peyton Stephens, attending the University of N.C. in Wilmington
From the family: “Congratulations to all of you. Though there will be no ceremony for your achievements, you will be remembered as being a graduate from a special time in world history! Keep up the good work!!”
Did we miss your grad? Fill out the form here. Patch will be updating this post until May 31.
This article originally appeared on the Canton-Sixes Patch