Over 300 McDowell High School students walked the stage and received their diploma on Friday evening. Due to heavy rains in the area, the ceremony took place in the gym and was live-streamed on You Tube. Special speakers at graduation included Student Body President Lake Silver, Senior Class President Nicolas Green and Valedictorian Zoe Miller. Students graduating with a 4.0 GPA or higher were honored. Those students were Christopher Boyette, Blake Brewer, Bethany Hartwell, Zoe Miller, Kell Smith, Callie Spratt and Hayden Vaughn. Dr. Jim Benton presented the Career and College Promise Awards to Taylor Hensley, Rylee Parsons, Lesly Vaca, Taylor Davis, Samantha Henline, Zoe Miller, Candace Cooper, Alyssa Willis, Dallas Harris, Hunter Krajenke, Johnathan Lamb, Robert Martin, McKale McKinney, Dylan Newsome, Branson Peek, Dakota Roper, Jake Shehan, Blaine Williams, Makenzie Smith, Skyler Trantham, Kevin Campos, Gilberto Olibarez, Shane Snoddy and Parker Simmons.

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