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A walk to remember

Chelsea Little, left, gives her classmate Kayla Sharp, right, a big smile during graduation ceremonies at Open Door School Thursday at the school

Chelsea Little, left, gives her classmate Kayla Sharp, right, a big smile during graduation ceremonies at Open Door School Thursday at the school

More than 100 people on Thursday gathered in the gymnasium at Open Door School in Ironton as seven seniors received certificates of completion.

“I am so very proud of each and every one of you,” Kendra Heim, principal, said. “Your Open Door family will always be here for you.”

Heim was speaking to graduates Tyler Brown (South Point), Chasity Hammond (Dawson-Bryant), James Hardy (Symmes Valley), Kaitlyn “Kaiti” Howell (Dawson-Bryant), Chelsea Little (Rock Hill), Kayla Sharp (Rock Hill) and Katrina Walters (South Point).

A still picture slide show set to music titled “A Walk Down Memory Lane” depicted the life of each graduate from early childhood to senior year was shown prior to Howell addressing the crowd as keynote speaker.

“We could not have done this without the support of Ms. Heim, the staff and most importantly our parents,” Howell said. “If not for them we would be like monkeys swinging from trees eating bananas.”

Howell plans to become a hairstylist or artist and said she will miss her friends, playing sports and cheerleading.

“I wish you all good luck in the future,” she said.

Lawrence County Board of Developmental Disabilities Superintendent Paul Mollett and board president Doak Russell presented each graduate with their certificate of completion and a single red rose. “Kaiti” Howell (Dawson-Bryant), Chelsea Little (Rock Hill), Kayla Sharp (Rock Hill) and Katrina Walters (South Point).

A still picture slide show set to music titled “A Walk Down Memory Lane” depicting the life of each graduate from early childhood to senior year was shown prior to Howell addressing the crowd as keynote speaker.

“We could not have done this without the support of Mrs. Heim, the staff and most importantly our parents,” Howell said. “If not for them we would be like monkeys swinging from trees eating bananas.”

Howell plans to become a hairstylist or artist and said she will miss her friends, playing sports and cheerleading.

“I wish you all good luck in the future,” she said.

Lawrence County Board of Developmental Disabilities Superintendent Paul Mollett and board president Doak Russell presented each graduate with their certificate of completion and a single red rose.