Congratulations to The Classes of 2022
You can go anywhere your dreams take you!
The 2021-2022 school year has swept by in a blur of academic and athletic activities and, except for a few weeks in the fall, students and employees were finally able to pursue their daily routines without interruptions because of COVID-19.
This is the time of year for celebrating as high school graduates from area schools step onto the stage to claim diplomas and go on to the next chapter in their lives. The Advance salutes the graduates who have worked so hard for this day, and we extend congratulations to their supportive families and educators for a job well done.
Inside today, The Advance is publishing
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photographs of graduates from Vidalia High School, Toombs County High School, Montgomery County High School, Wheeler County High School, Vidalia Heritage Academy, and Robert Toombs Christian Academy. Valedictorians and salutatorians are published on the front page. (Vidalia High School valedictorians and salutatorians are expected to be announced during honors night activities on Friday, May 20, and will be published in our next edition.)
Graduation ceremony information is listed below. Toombs County High School The graduation ceremony was held Saturday, May 14, at Booster Stadium, ”The Pit.”
Toombs County School Superintendent Barry Waller said, “On behalf of the faculty and staff of Toombs County Schools, I want to offer my sincere congratulations to the Toombs County High School graduating class of 2022. This class has received numerous awards and accolades, and we wish them well as they enter the next phase of life. Whether these graduates enter college, the workforce, or choose to serve our country, we are confident they will make a positive contribution to society.” Wheeler County High School Graduation will be held Friday, May 20, at 7 p.m. at the school football field. This year’s class will be the last to graduate from the current WCHS building. Next fall, students will start the new school year in a state-of-the art structure located near the present school. Superintendent Suzanne Couey said about the class of ’22, “We are proud of our graduates and look forward to hearing of their many successes.” Montgomery County High School Graduation will be held Friday, May 20, at 8 p.m. at the school football field. Montgomery Schools Superintendent Dr. Stan Rentz commented about the graduating class, “When I took this position this year, I heard what a great class of students they are. They set the tone for the school year by the way they conducted themselves. They have excelled academically, on the athletic field, and in the community. We are excited for them as they face the future.”
Robert Toombs Christian Academy
Graduation will be held Saturday, May 21, at 8 a.m. at McLendon Field.
Travis Absher, Head of School at RTCA, said, “We are very proud of what our students accomplished this year. Our school is graduating a talented class, but we have a very strong class stepping up to fill their shoes. As we close out this school year, we immediately start looking forward to great things next year. I look forward to seeing our students grow and accomplish their goals.'
Vidalia High School
Graduation will be held on Friday, May 27, at 7:30 p.m. at Buck Cravey Field. Superintendent Dr. Garrett Wilcox said of this class, despite the struggles they encountered as sophomores and juniors during the health pandemic, “they have been one of the most successful classes both academically and athletically in our school’s history. They have been very supportive of each other.”
Dr. Wilcox noted that the graduates are bound for Georgia Tech, the University of Georgia, the workforce and the military. “We wish them the best as they apply what they learned in their future lives.”
Vidalia Heritage Academy
Graduation will be held Saturday, May 28, at 9 a.m. in the main auditorium of First Baptist Church. Headmaster Jeff Mc-Cormick commented, “Our Valedictorian is Amelia Peacock. She has been a student here at VHA since the third grade. Our Salutatorian is Dalton Henriott. He has been a student here at VHA since Kindergarten. 'I am very proud of all our graduates and especially Amelia and Dalton. They have worked incredibly hard their entire career here, and I have had the privilege of watching them mature into wellrounded individuals who, when they set their sights on a goal, bring it to fruition. They will be great assets at the University of Georgia when they arrive there this fall, and they will make their unique marks there and on the rest of the world.'