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Honorary graduates exemplify schools values
Gainesville noteables, from left, T.Richard Davis, Lessie Smithgall and Nathaniel Shelton have a look at their honorary Gainesville High School degrees before a reception in their honor Wednesday night at First Baptist Church. City school board member Sammy Smith hands over the sheepskins for a photo. The honorary grads and younger ones will receive their diplomas tonight in a ceremony at the high school. - photo by NAT GURLEY
The 2013 graduating class of Gainesville High School has many accomplished students who are destined to do something meaningful with their lives. And now the graduating class includes a few local adults who already have made meaningful contributions to the community and the lives of others. Principal LaCrisia Larkin and Gainesville City Schools Superintendent Merrianne Dyer presented Dr. T. Richard Davis, Nathaniel Shelton and Lessie Smithgall with honorary diplomas at a reception ceremony Thursday evening at the First Baptist Church on Green Street.