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Graduation set for May 27 in Pike County

After several years of hosting commencement ceremonies at larger venues due to COVID regulations, Pike County High School graduates will be honored at home this year. The Class of 2022 will be celebrated on the Pirates football field starting at 8 p.m. Friday, May 27.

“The Class of 2022 excels both in the classroom and in extracurriculars,” said PCHS principal Kevin Huffstetler. “This year’s graduates set the record for acceptance at both the University of Georgia and Georgia Tech, with both extremely competitive in the admission process. This class boasts a placement to the Air Force Academy, a National Merit Finalist and Governor’s Honor scholar.”

“This class includes student athletes that have earned scholarships in almost all sports that we offer, and has earned several region and state championships. The class of 2022 is an excellent, well-rounded representation of the Pike County Schools Portrait of a Graduate.”

The Journal Reporter congratulates all graduates from Pike and their families and each graduate will be featured in a special graduation edition to be published May 25. Students to be featured include all of the 270 PCHS graduates as well as private and home schooled graduates. Call 770-567-3446 or email to make sure your student is included and to find out how to create a special ad honoring your grad.  

“We want everyone to enjoy this much deserved graduation, and we look forward to seeing you on May 27,” said Huffstetler. “Balloons, noise makers, alcohol, tobacco, vapes, and weapons of any kind are not allowed on campus at PCHS. Staff at PCHS will be on site to provide directions for parking for all participants, families, and friends. We will use golf carts to provide those in need of assistance a ride into the stadium. Please have all handicap passes visible for our staff to assist with parking. Water will be sold by the PCHS Band. Gates open at 5:30 p.m.” 

The 2022 Pike Baccalaureate service will be held at 5 p.m. Sunday, May 22 at Christ Chapel in Zebulon with graduates asked to arrive by 4:30 p.m. wearing their caps and gowns. All are invited to hear the message by pastor Marc Pritchett, lead pastor and founder of Northridge Church.

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