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Joseph and I would like to take a moment to congratulate the students who will graduate as part of the 2012 Class of Independence County. These students have worked diligently for the past thirteen years pursuing not only their own goals, but the goals their parents and teachers placed for them as well. Graduation is the reward for a job well done. It is a time mixed with relief and anxiety, joy and fear, for while one goal has been obtained a brand new one stands in its place. Whatever life may hold for you pursue it with all your heart and soul. Remember, while everyone’s goals are different each one is worth reaching. The journey may not always be easy, but it is the journey that makes the arriving worthwhile.

Cover Note: The students who grace our cover are the top students among their peers and are to be congratulated. At the time of the cover shoot each of these students held GPA’s that put them in the running for Valedictorian at their respective schools. We wish them all the best. From Batesville: Lauren Gunderman, Danielle Fair, Russ Hughes, and Natasha Bray From Cedar Ridge: Jordan Steele From Midland: Austin Pearson and Emma Sellers From Southside: Zachary Branscum, Alexandrya Burroughs, and Jamie Young

Cover Photography: Robert O. Seat Cover Design: Robert O. Seat

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There is a good reason they call these ceremonies “commencement exercises.” Graduation is not the end; it’s the beginning. ~Orrin Hatch

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Clayton D. Butler

Jacob T. Cline

Emily M. Coles

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Millicent A. Talley

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Eye On Class of 2012  

Picture review of the graduating class of 2012 from the four Independence County High Schools.

Eye On Class of 2012  

Picture review of the graduating class of 2012 from the four Independence County High Schools.