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WCHS senior class makes most of final night together
School Board member Scott Holmes gets in the fun of graduation by offering students a sweet treat. This year he provided AirHeads for them prior to the ceremony. Students, from left, Becca Partain, Taylor Parsley, Sara Panter and Samuel Pack dig in for their share.
In one of the most touching moments of WCHS graduation, senior B.J. Harrell was able to leave his wheelchair, walk across the stage, and receive his high school diploma Friday night at Nunley Stadium.It was a moment Harrell had visualized for more than a year as he had been working with his physical therapist to develop the strength necessary to take the steps from his wheelchair to Director of Schools Bobby Cox.“I am so proud of B.J. and the effort he put forth to walk across the stage Friday evening,” said Cox. “To shake his hand and see his face is something I will hold with me forever.”Harrell graduated with a regular high school diploma and has no mental limitations. His mind is as sharp as any of his classmates.