By CINDY CROSBY
Colleton Preparatory Academy held kindergarten graduation Wednesday June 17, 2020 in the War Hawk gymnasium. Earning their diplomas were 31 students in the classes of Nancy Murray and Emily Lemacks.
Due to Covid-19, the graduation ceremony was shortened with safety precautions in place and graduates held only one practice in advance of their big day.
Following a welcome to the families, students entered to the traditional “Pomp and Circumstance,” followed by a heartfelt message from their teachers. Each student recited a short poem or piece of prose they memorized during home-learning. Diplomas were then awarded to the kindergarten students, followed by a trumpet voluntary recessional.
The kindergarten graduates included: Madelynn Avant, Hase Blakeley, Kinley Brady, Andi Busch, Bryar Campbell, Allie Darden, Anna Cate Evans, Emily Filion, Hanna Finney, Taylor Gillispie, Kaylee Harvey, Lola Herndon, Harper Hickman, Abigail Johnson, Emalyn Joyner, Cameron Kinard, Tanner Kizer, Stacey Langdale, Lilly Larson, Colton Martin, Zachary Martin, Carson Morehead, Karsyn Murray, Tradd Odum, Shaan Patel, Baylor Pierce, Emersyn Polk, Berkeley Tripp, Warren Westbury, Lacy Wiggins, and Stella Williamson.