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PERSERVERANCE PAYS OFF WITH DIPLOMA

LaFAYETTE – All LaFayette High School Senior Cedric Heard wanted was to graduate and receive his diploma. But adversities prevented him from walking with his class at spring graduation. Yet, Cedric did not allow the setback to prevent him from achieving his goal.

Wednesday evening, during a regular meeting of the Chambers County Board of Education, Cedric Heard, dressed in cap and gown, marched to the front of the room as a You Tube rendition of Pomp and Circumstance played over the sound system. Waiting for him at the end of that walk was school superintendent Dr. Kelli Hodge, who presented the young man his well-earned diploma.

“Cedric has worked hard to get to this point,” said Career Tech Principal Ken Sealy. “He took two classes at the Career Technical Center while completing his course work at LaFayette High School. We are very proud of what he has accomplished.”

Cedric’s family was in attendance to share the special occasion.

Shown in the photo above, from left, are Ken Sealy, Cedric Heard, and Dr. Kelli Hodge.


By David Bell

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