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With their family and friends in the audience screaming and clapping in support, at least 540 Lynchburg City Schools students took their final steps as high school seniors before receiving their diplomas and becoming E.C. Glass or Heritage high school alumni.
In front of E.C. Glass’ about 328 graduates, family and friends Sunday morning, the school’s Principal Jeffrey Garrett shared a story of a heavy rock and the multiple purposes it could serve as people came along and found the rock. While some decided not to use it because of its weight, one person, he said, chose to use the rock to build the foundation of a home.
“Like this rock, you possess so much more than what is seen on the exterior. You possess key ingredients to be so much more in life. You possess knowledge, skills, drive, strength and perseverance. You have the foundational elements to build whatever you desire in life,” Garrett told the Glass graduates.